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hearts and homes in Metcalfe Emma Jackson

The Osgoode-Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club won top honours in North America with an International Club of the Year Award. – Page 3


A new bakery in Manotick will double as a source of gluten-free products and information. – Page 9


The 16th-annual Discovery Tour showcases the area’s best artists, farmers and producers in North Gower, Kars and Manotick. – Page 11

EMC news – The Metcalfe Grannies All About Kids are hoping to “turn the tide” for African grandmothers as they host a Kanata group that is cycling through the region to raise money for their African counterparts. The Grannies are a group of Metcalfe-area grandmothers who are part of the national Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign to raise money and awareness for African women raising their grandchildren orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. On Thursday, Sept. 6 the 13 local grannies will billet 26 members of another Grandmothers to Grandmothers group, the Kanata Grassroots Grannies, who have traded aprons and rocking chairs for bikes and spandex for the Ride to Turn the Tide, a whopping 270-kilometre route through the Ottawa region. Travelling from Kanata to Perth, where they will stay the night on Sept. 5, the 22 cyclists and four support crew will then cycle to Metcalfe, where the Metcalfe Grannies will give them a place to sleep on Sept. 6 before cycling home. But the billeting will offer more than just beds. Once the cycling grandmothers arrive in Metcalfe, local grannies will take their charges home for a shower and a quick rest. Group leader Bev McKibbon will then host everyone for a huge feast at her Metcalfe home. To prepare, she and her husband will clear out their garage to make room for the big group, and each of the Metcalfe grannies will provide food for the feast. Of course, McKibbon said she’ll have “lots of help” cleaning up. Some grannies will host up to seven or eight cyclists, while others who don’t have

the room offer to drive or cook. “It’s really a group effort,” said McKibbon, who will host as many as seven cyclists at her home. Throughout the evening, the cyclists will be treated to massages provided by local massage therapist Jaclyn Spencer in McKibbon’s family room. The Knox Edwards United Church Choir will entertain the group with songs about Africa, cycling and helping others. At the end of the night, McKibbon said there will be a “special event” that remains a surprise but will unite the two groups in their quest to support African grandmothers who not only had to watch their children die of AIDS, but who have at an elderly age been left to raise their young grandchildren. HAPPY HOSTS

This is the Metcalfe group’s third year hosting the Kanata Grassroots Grannies on their ride. The first year, the Kanata group reached out to granny groups across the region asking for places to sleep on their first annual ride. McKibbon and her group responded and hosted their dinner and party at the Metcalfe Lion’s Den. The following year, the Kanata grannies called McKibbon and asked for the same favour. “They had such a good time here that the next year they said if we considered hosting them again they would do the ride again,” McKibbon laughed. “It’s just a warmer, friendly place to do it. We did it last year and it was such a success we decided not to fool with the formula,” she said. In payment, the Kanata grannies put aside a small amount of their fundraising to be donated in the Metcalfe group’s name.


Revved up and ready to go Cameron Hutchinson, 10, waits to race his soap box at Manotick’s second annual soapbox derby that took place on Aug. 26 at Centennial Park. For more photos, see page 23.

Province’s auditor general to review OLG’s casino plan Staff

EMC news – Ontario’s auditor general will review plans to scrap the Slots at Racetracks program and built urban casinos after NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod successfully carried a motion through the assembly on Thursday, Aug. 30. Members from all three political parties supported MacLeod’s private member’s motion asking for a review of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new gaming and casino plans that would pull slots out of racetracks and build private casinos closer to urban centres. The plan would save $345 million, which McGuinty’s Liberals say can be better spent on health care and education. The Progressive Conservative MPP asked the auditor general to assess the arms-reach organization’s revenue and expenditure projections for the plans, as well as the mental health and addictions impact and the potential effect on Ontario’s horse racing industry. MacLeod said cancelling the Slots at RaceSee GRANNIES page 2

tracks program would chop 60,000 rural jobs, including up to 1,000 in Ottawa if the Rideau Carleton Raceway in her riding is to close. “The OLG needs to be accountable for those job losses, especially in this economy,” said MacLeod in a statement. “From a rural aspect, it is clear that there will be catastrophic consequences with the cancellation of the Slots at Racetracks program – costing jobs and devastating some agri businesses.” MacLeod also asked the legislature to reconfirm that before any new casinos are built, a municipal referendum take place. She said she has reservations about the impact casino gaming would have on urban centres. “An auditor’s report would be helpful in determining if cannibalizing the Rideau Carleton Raceway with a downtown casino makes sound economic sense given it will be directly competing with the long established ... Casino du Lac-Leamy.” See DEBATE page 2

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BUDGET 2013: HAVE YOUR SAY By Jim Watson

In our ďŹ rst two years, City Council delivered ONOURCOMMITMENTTOKEEPINGTAXINCREASES below 2.5 per cent, and in the upcoming 2013 budget we will do the same. This allows us to continue to invest in our communities, our infrastructure, our transit system and our families in a ďŹ scally responsible manner. Budget 2013 will be tabled on October 24, which means that between now and then I am looking for your input. I am going to be speaking with families and businesses, and consulting with Councillors and staff, on how WECANCONTINUETOKEEPTAXESUNDERCONTROL while protecting the services residents EXPECT This is a collaborative effort and I value the constructive input I receive each year during the budget consultation process. Last year, I heard consistently from residents that our roads, sidewalks and other INFRASTRUCTURE WERE NOT UP TO PAR &ROM THIS feedback came the creation of the Ottawa on the Move program. We took bold action with a $340-million investment over three years to improve our transportation network for drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians.


Metcalfe grannies Betty Prophet, Joan Heyland, Barb Rother, Kathleen Everett and Bev McKibbon and their fellow grannies will host a huge feast and party for the Kanata Grassroots Grannies as they complete the last leg of their 270kilometre bike ride through the Ottawa Valley.

Grannies helping grannies Continued from the front

All of the money raised this year, more than $32,000, goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, the umbrella charity that all granny groups across the country fall under. Kanata granny Shirley Mander, who is cycling the 270 kilometres, said the hospitality of other granny groups is crucial to the success of

their ride. Not only do the groups provide the basic necessities of food and a place to sleep, but they also share a sense of unity that keeps the cyclists going. “All along the way, we enjoy the camaraderie and support of others who share in our objectives,� Mander said in an email. “It is magic to meet like-minded people who are enthusiastic, committed and absolutely fun to be with.�

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Rideau Carleton Raceway has become a destination for many eastern Ontario residents.




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is a small feat compared to what African grandmothers do every day. “Our cycling is certainly a challenge as distances are long but we feel that the challenges we face are small in comparison to the daily hardships endured by our African counterparts,� she said. For more information about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign or to get involved with a local granny group, visit

Debate heats up over horse industry

You can relay your budget ideas by e-mail to and on Twitter using the hashtag #ottbudget. There will also be in-person budget consultations held across Ottawa in late October, which I encourage you to attend. It is important that residents are engaged in this process and I will be doing all that I can to ensure that your voices are heard.

She said staying with the Metcalfe grannies was a highlight last year in part because of the “most delightful setting imaginable.� “The evening was outstanding with great food, meaningful communication and ending with a fireworks display as a tribute to Jack Layton,� she added.In the spirit of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers motto – “we won’t rest until they can rest� – Mander said the Ride to Turn the Tide

During debate, Ottawa Centre Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi said he is not convinced the motion is even necessary given the auditor general has the power to investigate any entity in the broader public sector “whenever he wishes.� Naqvi said that MacLeod spent the morning lambasting the costs of full-day kindergarten in such poor economic times, but is fighting to continue paying $345 million to the racetrack industry. “You cannot stand here on one day to argue that we should get rid of full-day kindergarten, that we should disadvantage our four- and fiveyear-old kids coming from both rural and urban communities to save money so that we lay off thousands of teachers and support workers and early childhood educators, but on the other hand, we should

continue to spend $345 million in the horse racing industry,� Naqvi told the assembly. “If you look at what $345 million could pay for, it could pay for over two million house calls from doctors in our communities, both rural and urban. “It can pay for over 27,800 hip or knee replace-ment surgeries, Speaker. It can pay for 17,400 bariatric surgeries and follow-up. It can pay for over nine million hours of home care for our seniors.� MacLeod presented a petition from 10,000 employees and business people affected by the OLG’s plans. Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MPP Paul Miller, NewmarketAurora MPP Frank Klees and Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith all presented similar petitions on the issue on Aug. 30.


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The Osgoode-Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club has been recognized at the provincial, national and international levels.

Osgoode snowmobile group named tops in North America Emma Jackson

EMC news – The news just keeps getting better for the Osgoode-Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club, which has been named the International Club of the Year for 2012. Last September, the group won club of the year for Ontario, and was later awarded the 2012 club of the year award in Canada. It has since been recognized for its stellar volunteer base, and has even won new equipment for its efforts. Now, thanks to a nomination by the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations, the group has been named the best club in North America by the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame in Wisconsin. “It’s been winning, winning, winning, we can’t stop. It’s been just overwhelming,” said club president George Darouze. Although it is technically an international award, Darouze said the hall of fame’s membership largely comes from North America, so the award is considered the best

on the continent. Darouze said membership does include Russia and some Scandinavian countries too. Darouze said they are the first Canadian club to win the award, and he attributes the honour to the club’s commitment to the community. “We’re building a culture in the club. It’s our socializing, our volunteering, our involvement in the community,” said Darouze. He added that building a “beautiful clubhouse” off Manotick Station Road and winning the right to use the Osgoode multi-use pathway after a long battle with residents and the city also contributed to the group’s awards. The group will formally receive the award at a convention in Wisconsin on the weekend of Sept. 15. Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said he is “very pleased” for the club, which he said is a strong community supporter. “They have done a lot of work on the (multi-use) pathway previous to when it was officially a pathway, they cleaned it up a lot and they

continue to work in the winter time,” Thompson said, noting that the group also supports other non-profit groups in the region. They recently had a team at the Metcalfe golf tournament for the Live and Learn Resource Centre, and the group hosts an annual Ride for Debbie to raise funds for cancer research. The group also puts entertaining floats into the ward’s various Christmas and Canada Day parades, including a now infamous “KISS-mas” float where club members dressed up like members of the 1970s glam rock band several years ago. “They’re very in tune with what’s happening in the community and they’re willing to support it,” Thompson said. Darouze said his next objective for the club is to get youth more involved. “The snowmobile club is get the youth out to enjoy the trails,” he said. “I’m approaching schools about the we can help this bedroom thing and get them out.” For more information visit

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Manotick Terry Fox Run hopes to raise $10,000


Members of the Watson’s Mill board and staff from the Riverside South Scotiabank branch celebrated at the historic site after raising $11,363 for programming and a new roof at a recent wine tasting event. Scotiabank branch manager Peter Saunders, right, presented a $5,000 cheque to mill manager Isabel Geoffrion, middle, and Terry McGovern, left, on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Scotiabank helps raise $11,000 for Watson’s Mill

“This is absolutely fantastic. We thought it was a good partnership to combine the two efforts (to raise money for programs and Raise the Roof ).” MILL MANAGER ISABELLE GEOFFRION

Adamsons said the Scotiabank staff, including Saunders, Anna Khomutova and Bev Kemp, not only raised thousands of dollars for the

mill, but they also gave their time as volunteers during the event. “It wasn’t just fundraising, it was bodies,” Adamsons said. Account manager Peter Saunders, who works out of the Riverside South and Findlay Creek branches, said Scotiabank makes giving back to the community a priority. And soliciting Riverside South and Barrhaven businesses for sponsorships is a no-brainer, Adamsons said, because the communities are only a short drive away from Manotick and the mill is a regional tourist draw. The mill is an operational 1860’s grist and flour mill located on the shores of the Rideau River in the heart of Manotick. For more information visit or call 613-692-6455.

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EMC news – Watson’s Mill is one step closer to replacing its badly leaking roof after employees at a nearby Scotiabank branch stepped up to raise some much needed cash. The mill hosted its annual wine tasting event on Aug. 10, but this year’s fundraising efforts were taken to a new level thanks to a partnership with the Riverside South Scotiabank branch. Through a corporate matching program, five Scotiabank employees were allowed to raise up to $1,000 each for the mill by selling tickets in advance and raffle tickets and samples at the event. Scotiabank then matched the fundraising with $5,000 of its own, which will go towards the Raise the Roof campaign. The other $6,000 will be used for programming at the mill. The partnership was considered a huge win for the mill, particularly for its Raise the Roof campaign which is trying to raise $200,000 through the community to replace the mill’s leaky roof. “This is absolutely fantastic,” said mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion, who accepted a cheque from Riverside South account manager Peter Saunders on Tuesday, Aug. 28. She said more and more companies are embracing corporate matching programs and other community initiatives, and encouraged everyone to look into what their business is willing to do for the local community. Watson’s Mill board trea-

surer Karlis Adamsons said the partnership was “really helpful for us” and fellow board member Winston Spratt said the board “thanks (Scotiabank) a great deal” for their efforts.

plish the traditional Terry Fox 10 km route can go through the course twice, she said. Registration opens at 10:15 a.m. and the run starts at 11 a.m. Lennox said most participants register the day of the run, or a few days before. A number of Terry Fox Runs will take place across the country in September, with many happening on Sept. 16. To register or for more information contact Mary Lennox at or 613-6923014.


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EMC news – Manotick will mark Terry Fox’s journey to cure cancer with a run through the village on Sunday, Sept. 16. About 100 people are expected to take part in the eighth annual event, which begins at the Manotick arena on Dr. Leach Drive and winds through five kilometres of the Manotick estates. Organizer Mary Lennox said she hopes to raise $10,000 for cancer research this year. Since she started the Manotick run in 2005, the event has raised about $60,000. Participation has dropped off since the inaugural event, but Lennox is hoping for about 100 kids and adults to walk or run the route this fall. Lennox started the event on the 25th anniversary of Fox’s run across Eastern Canada and into northern Ontario. Her inaugural run had a good turnout because of the national attention given to the anniversary. The hype spurred her to create an event in the village, which at the time had no other charitable runs in the area.

The event was particularly important to her because her mother had also died of cancer, and the anniversary of her death fell around the Terry Fox weekend, Lennox said. “I remember when Terry Fox ran across Canada, or tried to, so he was a personal hero. (It was) the combination of the two things,” Lennox said. “It tied in perfectly for what I wanted to do.” She said most participants walk the five kilometre route, although a few do run it. Those who want to accom-


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STOP the Destructive Mission of a Cigarette Butt Josée Adam, Project Officer

I am a cigarette butt and my mission in life is to cause mass destruction. Yes, I am like an evil superhero, a menace to society. I pride myself for being almost indestructible - I am not biodegradable, so I never really break down and die. I am also made up of harmful chemicals, making me a threat to children, wildlife and the environment. One of my favourite pass-times is to prey on the vulnerable. Toddlers and young children are curious and innocent, so I can easily fool them. For example, the other day, a 16 month-old girl was playing

in a park sand box and noticed me on the ground. She was curious about what I might be and she picked me up and put me in her mouth expecting a surprise. A surprise she did get, but not the one she wanted. She started to choke and her parents had to take her to the hospital. On the way there, the little girl was vomiting, lethargic and gagging because the poisonous material that I am made of was making her sick. She is only one of many who fall prey to my devious nature. My intention is not only to directly

cause harm to toddlers and young children, but I also love to surf the major waterways while contaminating the water with my super-toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and cadmium. Yes, more than 200,000 of me were collected as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean in 2010. My surfing activity leads fish to believe I am bait and they swallow me. Birds pick me up and bring me to their babies as food or use me as toxic nest-building material. Aha! I again succeed at spreading destruction wherever I go. All this is to say that I am a public nuisance and cities pay a lot of money to try and get rid of me. For example, the City of Ottawa spends $5.5 million dollars every year cleaning litter – including cigarette butts like me – from roads and parks. I am planning to continue my destructive journey and I dare YOU to try and stop my negative health, environmental and financial impacts. Are you up for the challenge? ..................................................... Cigarette butt litter is an important issue that must be addressed. What can you DO to stop its destructive mission?

• Put the evil butts in their place, where they belong: the butt box or a portable ashtray. • Dispose of fully extinguished matches and partially smoked cigarettes as well as lighters and packaging in the garbage bins. DON’T: • Put butts in storm drains • Throw them out of a car window since it can start a wildfire. • Bring them to places where children and toddlers play – parks, beaches and sports fields - or to natural environments that are contaminated by their presence. The fight against their destruction doesn’t end there. The ultimate action you can take is to reduce the numbers of cigarette butts in your community. This requires you to be a superhero in your own right, and to take courageous steps to quit smoking if you are a smoker or to encourage your friends to quit smoking. If you need help butting out, please visit quitsmoking or call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-5806744 (TTY: 613-580-9656).

Immunization – Update your Child’s immunization Information with Ottawa Public Health Kathy Selst, Public Health Nurse

Routine immunization is one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent illness and death from many serious contagious diseases. These diseases, while rare in Ontario due to high vaccination rates, still exist, as seen in recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough (pertussis).

Routine Immunization Schedule Immunization offers the best protection against diseases when given according to the recommended schedules. Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario y

The Ontario government provides free routine Age Vaccines Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio vaccines for all children. Ontario laws require parents 2 months and 4 months and Hib (5-in-1 vaccine) Pneumococcal conjugate of children attending licensed childcare or school Rotavirus (oral) 6 months Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio to provide proof of their children’s immunization and Hib (5-in-1 vaccine) months (must be given on or Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or documentation of a legal exemption to their 12 after the first birthday) Meningococcal conjugate Pneumococcal conjugate local public health unit. All Public Health Units in 15 months Varicella (chickenpox) Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio Ontario, including Ottawa Public Health (OPH), 18 months and Hib (5-in-1 vaccine) collect this information and enter it into a provincial 4-6 years old Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and polio (4-in1 vaccine) database. The records are collected when children Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (4-in-1 vaccine) are registered to attend these facilities and must be 14-16 years old Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus kept up to date. Doctor’s offices and clinics are (10 years after 4-6 year old booster) (3-in-1 vaccine) not required to provide immunization information Please check your child’s immunization record to to OPH. It is the parent’s responsibility to update find out if it is time for another vaccination. For OPH each time their child receives a vaccination. routine immunization, please visit your family physician or a walk-in clinic, then update your Surveillance of Immunization Records child’s immunization information with OPH. If you Every year, OPH nurses review the immunization do not have a family physician, you can call Health records of children attending licensed childcare Care Connect at 1-800-445-1822 to find one who facilities and schools. A notice is mailed to parents is taking new patients. For information on walk-in of any children with incomplete immunization clinics in your neighbourhood, call OPH at 613information. In some cases, a child may have 580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). received the immunization, but the information has not been reported to OPH. Incomplete records can result in exclusion from a licensed childcare facility or suspension from school.

You can update your child’s immunization information with OPH in one of the following ways: • online form at • Mail or drop off a photocopy of the immunization record to the Immunization Program at 100 Constellation Drive, 7th Floor West, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Please do not mail original documents – send a copy! For more information, you can contact the Ottawa Public Health Immunization Program: • By calling 613-580-6744, extension 24108 • By E-mail at • Via the web at


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Students caught in labour battle crossfire


lease, wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t someone think of the children? Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government and teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unions donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be. The cash-strapped Ontario government and several of the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers unions are embroiled in a battle over proposed legislation to force a wage freeze on elementary and high school teachers. The unions say they are willing to accept a wage freeze, but call the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill unconstitutional

and a violation of workersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights. The bill, titled Putting Students First, also calls for teachers to take a 1.5 per cent pay cut in the form of three unpaid professional development days and elimination of banked sick days. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty insists these measures are necessary to maintain jobs and continue to roll out the full-day kindergarten program across Ontario. Meanwhile, a growing

number of teachers, angry over what they call heavyhanded legislation, are threatening to withdraw voluntary services, such as coaching teams and directing plays after school. The media also has reports of teachers who are considering removing class educational materials they have purchased out of their own pocket. Both the government and the teachers say they are fighting for studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; education.

We beg to differ. The Ontario governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bill was created to balance the books â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and preserve Dalton McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;education premier.â&#x20AC;? The teachers are simply trying to preserve their collective bargaining rights. But the kids are getting caught in the middle. If teachers individually choose not to volunteer after school, that could mean fewer extra-curricular activities available for students.

Our children should not be used as a collective bargaining chip. Premier McGuinty, for his part, should keep in mind that teachers freely volunteer their time to provide extracurricular activities for students. The dispute almost seems a little silly, as both sides have agreed a wage freeze is necessary, at least for the short-term. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ridiculous that both sides are engaged in what amounts to last-minute

negotiations. A deal should have been worked out months ago. Instead of ironing out a deal, it seems both sides have engaged in a little game of Russian roulette. Unfortunately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children who will end up the ultimate losers in their little game. Both sides need to abandon their public posturing, and focus instead on working out a deal that addresses the concerns of both sides.


Connected on the dock CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


eflecting back on the summer just passed, it is possible to conclude that there is something changeless about summer life in Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the lakes, the loons, the summer breezes, the sounds of the birds, the roar of the motorboats, the quiet two-lane roads, the trailers in front of you on the two-lane roads, the grilled cheese sandwich beside the highway. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good and bad in it, but it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed much in decades. Sure the cottages are bigger, the toys are faster and louder and a simple lifestyle that once was common is now regarded as primitive. But can it really stay the same? The time spent at cottages and on the highway this summer makes me wonder. For this was the summer of Wi-Fi, the first of many. In the remotest parts of Northern Ontario, the smallest motels offered Wi-Fi on their signs along the highway. Wi-Fi or some other forms of connectivity were in evidence on devices brought to the cottage. Connectivity was everywhere. Getting away from it all was nowhere. Which is different, because the cottage used to be the one place that was unconnected. Sure, there might be a phone, but nobody used it much. Even the telemarketers didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to know the number. As for email, it was a distant dream, or nightmare, depending on how you viewed it. This was frustrating for some people, not so for others. The others were perfectly content to find out what was going on in

the city when they got back to the city. They could live without the latest news, the latest blogs. But for some it was frustrating to be out of touch. And you could tell, this summer, by how often they sat with their devices, the phones and iPads and laptops, looking at newly-connected screens. The fact is that for most of us connectedness is no longer an option. People expect us to be online and answer immediately. We open emails with the expectations we used to have about opening the mail. Something good might be there: the Queen wants to meet you, a previously unknown rich uncle has died and left you millions, someone wants to film your life story. Not being able to have access to this news has been a drag. Now the drag is gone and we can stay in the real world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as if life in the city is somehow more real than life beside the lake. Will Wi-Fi spoil the summer experience? Not for those rare individuals who can take it or leave it, who can spend days without looking at a screen and only check their email once a week. But it will definitely be spoiled for those who hoped to spend a few weeks free of people reading them funny items found on the Internet. On the other hand, the absence of connectedness makes some people difficult to live with. They are antsy, irritable, always charging off to the library or the nearest coffee shop to check emails, even if the nearest one is a boat ride away plus many kilometres on the highway. Now that they can check their emails on the dock they will be easier to live with. And when you have a family argument about some arcane movie trivia you can refer it to Google, thus heading off hours of debate. Maybe you can even find the instructions for the chainsaw. You take your small blessings where you can.

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New bakery hopes to double as gluten-free resource centre EMC news - Walking into the new FUK Flour bakery inside the Hodge Podge Shoppe in Manotick, hungry customers can feast their eyes on freshly made fudge, cupcakes, date squares and brownies. Savoury items like mini quiches and lunch-time wraps are also available, and nutty, dense breads line the top of the counter. To taste it, you would never guess the food is all completely gluten-free.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like the end of the world for me. Grocery shopping went from 30 minutes to three hours. It was hellish, having to read every ingredient.â&#x20AC;? DARREN POTVIN, FUK FLOUR


FUK (For UR Knowledge) Flour bakery owner Darren Potvin has been researching gluten and gluten-free options for eight years. ent,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You start not eating, because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re afraid of getting sick.â&#x20AC;? His bakery is entirely gluten-free, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painfully aware that even a tiny morsel of gluten product can make a person with a severe intolerance sick for days. But he is also trying to drive home his belief that gluten-free products sold in regular bakeries are not safe for people with severe intolerances, because the gluten can actually be airborne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most people arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware of the cross-contamination issues,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said baking with gluten products will inevitably contaminate the supposedly gluten-free products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you throw a handful of flour in the air, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like dust. It settles onto everything,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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Owner and Manotick resident Darren Potvin set up shop inside the novelty store on Tighe Street in August, opening what he calls the first 100 per cent gluten-free bakery in Ottawa that also doubles as a resource centre for people dealing with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in most wheat, barley and rye and is used frequently as a filler in processed food. More than 330,000 people in Canada have Celiac disease, which is a severe food allergy to gluten that can cause major pain and chronic intestinal problems, according to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. Canadians are also increasingly being diagnosed as gluten intolerant which can produce similar symptoms depending on severity. The only cure at the moment is to eat gluten-free â&#x20AC;&#x201C; something the foundation said can cost families up to 2.5 times more money. Limited access to glutenfree foods can also prevent families and individuals from traveling, dining out and enjoying regular social activities without added cost and inconvenience, the foundation said. The 40-year-old FUK (For UR Knowledge) Flour baker has suffered severe gluten intolerance since he was 18, and lived daily with painful digestive problems that doctors told him were the result of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He had a low immune system and was constantly catching colds, and he had no energy. He lived on antacids. Without any formal diagnosis, he was 32 when he finally cracked the case: he saw a naturopathic doctor who convinced him give up gluten for a week. He suddenly became a whole new person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My symptoms after the second day had stopped. After the fourth day, my partner said

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not cranky anymore, and you look healthier,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Potvin said. He was sleeping better and he had more energy. In one week, he lost 14 pounds, he said. Going back to the nutritionist, she suggested he add a glutinous meal back into his diet to test the results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of course, being Italian, I chose pasta,â&#x20AC;? Potvin said. Within 25 minutes, he said he was sick to his stomach and had a headache. After that, Potvin was convinced and has spent the last eight years researching everything he can about the effects of gluten. About four years ago he bought the domain name and several others for locations across the country. But only in the past year has he found the time to begin populating the site with his research and links to studies and information across the world. Since it launched in February, already his site has more than 5,000 hits per month. This enthusiasm was the impetus to begin his FUK Flour bakery and resource centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no place you can come and get the knowledge and learn,â&#x20AC;? Potvin said. While his bakery is open to any customer, he caters specifically to gluten intolerant and celiac customers. He welcomes them and invites them to take copies of his information sheets which are laid out in the corner of his tiny shop. He also shows them around his shelf of imported gluten-free goodies, including some examples of naturally gluten-free options that are available everywhere, such as VH soy sauce. The shelf also stocks fun kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; breakfast cereals and Canadian company Holy Crapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power breakfast mixes. He provides this service, he said, because he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want people to go through the steep learning curve he had to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was like the end of the world for me. Grocery shopping went from 30 minutes to three hours. It was hellish, having to read every ingredi-



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Fall Harvest Festival anchors Osgoode museum programs Emma Jackson

EMC news – The Osgoode Township Museum is filling up the brisk fall days with a collection of new programs in September and October. The biggest addition is a new Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will feature scarecrow building contests, bobbing for apples, sack races and more. Museum event planner Tara Heft said the free event will include live east coast fiddle

music from the Newfie Two and will cater to all ages including children. The museum staff wanted to host the event last year but it was cancelled due to a conflict. Heft said the surrounding community is strongly connected to agriculture, and the festival celebrates that history. “We thought we should focus on the farmers and the agricultural community,” she said. While the details have yet to be entirely ironed out, the day will include traditional


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fall games like horse shoes and wheelbarrow races, and will offer hot apple cider and pumpkin pie to go with a free corn boil. The Vernon-based community museum will also offer a variety of craft programs for kids and adults as well as guest speaker presentations to round of the rest of the season. The fun begins Saturday, Sept. 8 with a puppet workshop for kids. From 1 to 3 p.m. children can make felt finger puppets to take home, with a $5 fee per child. On Saturday, Sept. 22 guest speaker Carolyn Goddard will offer a presentation on the War of 1812, which began 200 years ago this year. In October, an exciting Pirate Day will take place on the school boards’ Oct. 5 PD day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $25 per child. Kids can return Oct. 20 to make spooky Halloween crafts from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum. Adults can also enjoy an afternoon of Halloween crafts on Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m., during which they will learn how to make Halloween masks and fascinators for a $25 fee. On Saturday, Oct. 27 the museum will host a special Remembrance Day Ceremony beginning at 11 a.m., with tea and refreshments to follow. Guest speaker Eugene Kyer will talk about cheese making at 2 p.m. In November, adults can enjoy an afternoon of jewelry making on Saturday, Nov. 10 and kids can travel Under the Sea during their PD Day on Nov. 16. The next day, they can return to make their very own advent calendars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The museum is located in Vernon at 7814 Lawrence Street at the corner of Highway 31. To register for events call 613-821-4062.


Robert Marleau, left, a former clerk of the House of Commons and former federal information commissioner, is introduced as the city’s first integrity commissioner by city clerk Rick O’Connor, right, on Aug. 29.

Parliamentary expert becomes city’s first integrity commissioner Robert Marleau expected to help shape city council’s code of conduct, ethics policies Laura Mueller

EMC news – A veteran expert of Parliament Hill integrity issues has arrived to oversee ethics at city hall. The city announced on Aug. 29 that River Ward resident Robert Marleau, a former clerk of the House of Commons and former federal information commissioner, has been appointed as Ottawa’s first integrity commissioner. Marleau said he was interested in the job because everything was not predetermined and he could have input on the development of things like the council code of conduct. The city’s level-headed approach to integrity issues impressed him, Marleau said. “Many other governments and public institutions do this under duress because of a crisis of sorts,” Marleau said. As a citizen of Ottawa and someone who is well-versed in ethics and integrity issues, Marleau said he felt the role was both important and a good fit for him. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Marleau served as the interim federal privacy commissioner after 13 years as the House clerk. He was the information commissioner for Canada for more than two years before abruptly resigning in 2007. He was chosen from a pool of 18 candidates who applied for the job.

Mayor Jim Watson said Marleau is respected both locally and nationally. “His word will carry weight,” Watson said. The new integrity commissioner said he sees his role as a resource for councillors to get advice on the sensitive situations that arise from political life.

“What councillors need is someone they can consult in confidence about issues which emerge around the vulnerabilities of public life...and conduct themselves accordingly.” ROBERT MARLEAU

“I think what councillors need is someone they can consult in confidence about issues which emerge around the vulnerabilities of public life and have the benefit of an independent, above-the-fray, non-political advisor, and conduct themselves accordingly,” Marleau said. His greatest challenge will be getting to know the politicians and senior staff at city hall, Marleau said. “I’m very familiar with the elected official, but this is a different environment,” he said. “I have a learning

curve.” Marleau’s work will include developing a code of conduct for members of city council, as well as any related policies, such as an expense policy and gifts registry. He will also produce an annual report summarizing complaints, investigations and advice to the city and suggestions for improvements that could be made to the accountability policies he will oversee. But Marleau’s first job will be managing the new lobbyist registry that goes into effect Sept. 1. The online tool lobbyists will use to register is “excellent, simple and intuitive,” Marleau said. Now the next step will be developing materials for both city politicians and lobbyists so they know what is expected of them. While Marleau said he takes his direction from city council, he said it would be very difficult for him to accept anything less than complete independence. Ottawa is the latest city to jump on the integrity bandwagon, Marleau said. “I think there is a trend in government in North America right now, in all levels, to be a lot more transparent,” Marleau said. Technology makes it difficult for governments to hide anything, he said, so it makes sense to be proactive. “They may as well be clear with the citizen, and they may as well inform them,” he said.


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Kars, North Gower artists put work on display this weekend

EMC news – From pottery to paintings and everything in between, North Gower’s artists have got it all. And residents and visitors can explore all they have to offer over the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9, when 37 artists, farmers and producers participate in the 16th annual Discovery Tour through North Gower, Kars and Manotick. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day visitors can travel to 15 different stops throughout the region to visit artists, farms and marketplaces to buy locally-made art and produce. From cozy duvets at Magpie Hill alpaca farm in North Gower to paintings and pottery at the Top of the Hill gallery in Kars to garden products at Millers’ Farm in Manotick, there are hundreds of unique objects to fall in love with, said marketing co-ordinator Colette Beardall. The Metcalfe Raku potter will show her work in Beckett’s Landing. She said the tour is meant to reconnect people to the art and products being made right here in the region. “Everybody is a local producer of either artworks or

market garden products. All of these people have studios in their homes,” Beardall said. “It’s to introduce Ottawa to what artists and farmers are doing just a very short distance from Ottawa central.”


Colette Beardall will show her work in Beckett’s Landing. This year’s tour has more participants but less stops, she said, which will make the weekend-long tour more accessible for people travelling from across the region. Beardall has been practicing her craft in earnest for the past 10 years, although she first fell in love with throwing clay 20 years ago when she attended a mother-daughter class. “Throwing clay and working with clay, it was awesome.

It’s such a great medium,” she said. The artist hosts workshops and private pottery parties in her home studio, and she has become a local expert on the Raku technique, which creates metallic and glossy finishes on the clay. Instead of the traditional method of firing clay, which involves several days in a kiln as it heats up and cools down, Raku firing is much more immediate. Placing the object in an oil barrel, Beardall heats it up with a propane torch for about an hour until the clay looks molten. Then she transfers it onto “combustible material” – paper, leaves, even dung – and traps it in a garbage can to smolder. Unglazed clay comes out black or grey, but anything glazed comes out in shiny, metallic colours. Beardall took on the marketing co-ordinator role for the tour this year and said she wants to reach out to younger residents. “Younger people aren’t finding us. That’s really an issue we want to address,” she said. This year the Discovery Tour is on Facebook. For more information or to map a route through the 15 stops visit


Heritage hoopla The city and the Manotick Business Improvement Area celebrated the official opening of the Rideau Heritage Route at A.Y. Jackson Park on Friday, Aug. 24. The signed scenic route highlights historic sites in the area. Pictured above are, from left, BIA director Donna Cooper, BIA chairman Mike Mirsky, Coun. Steve Desroches, Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Scott Moffatt, Rideau Heritage Route tourism association president Jason Kelly, and the RHRTA’s executive director, Anne Marie Forcier.


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Children preferred fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style of punishment MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories the most glorious fight of all time. It started when Emerson threw a pail of water on Earl, most of which missed him and caught Audrey square in the face, which completely ruined the curls she got by enduring her hair being tied up in rags all night. She grabbed the pail out of Emersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand and was all set to swat him with it, when Everett grabbed the handle, wrenched it from her, and caught me, the innocent bystander, square on the backside. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt in the least, but always ready to make the most of any situation getting out of hand I started to roar as if I had been hit with a twoby-four. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take Mother long to come out of the house to see what all the uproar was about. She always let us settle our own battles, refusing to listen to anyone who was about to tattle. But this was no ordinary disagreement. Audrey was standing on the pump stand,

screaming, the three brothers were rolling on the grass and I was wailing that I thought my back was broken. Father, if he heard the ruckus, was ignoring it. Mother found him in the cow byre and she insisted he take us all into the drive shed and â&#x20AC;&#x153;deal with the whole lot of them.â&#x20AC;? Father took his pipe out of his mouth and pointed it towards the open doors, not saying a word. He put a stern look on his face and followed us all through the double doors. The heat of the day was on our side. Father had been up since dawn and even though it was early in the day, he looked wilted and tired out. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like he was in any mood to dole out punishment. He asked Audrey what happened to her hair. He told Everett when the discipline was over he was to fill the watering trough, Emerson was to sort the newly bought nails into the tin cans on the shelf, Earl was to feed the chickens,

and with a big wink in my direction, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And you young lady have to come to Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store with me.â&#x20AC;? But he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finished with me yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to eat the humbugs Mr. Briscoe gives you every time you go in the store.â&#x20AC;? Father knew I hated humbugs with a passion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or you can bring them home and give them to Queenieâ&#x20AC;Ś that old horse sure loves humbugs.â&#x20AC;? He then gave me another big wink. Just before he let us out of the drive shed, he gave the work table another couple good whacks with the old leather strap, Emerson let out a few roars as if he had come in direct contact with it, Earl developed the usual sniffles and Audrey, who we all knew was too old to strap, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes I know not to get involved the next time with any fights.â&#x20AC;? Father told me to go and wait for him beside the buggy. He walked, filling his pipe at the same time, towards the kitchen door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have to run over to Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,â&#x20AC;? he said through the screen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming with me. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all been dealt with,â&#x20AC;? he added over his shoulder. Mother seemed satisfied. I once heard her tell Mrs. Beam that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;could always

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Travel the world through the world of dance You don’t have to travel the world to explore the world of dance. You only have to travel to a nearby recreation facility and take part in one of the more than 200 adult dance classes offered by the City of Ottawa. Experience them all in the Adult Classes chapter of the Recreation eGuide, available at recreationguide. Start your journey in exotic India where you can experience the cinematic sensation of Bollywood dancing. From there, venture into the middle east where you can learn to Belly dance and, in a limited offering, Bellywood. Belly dance classes have been around for years. When you are ready to take your belly dance skills to the next level, learn the complexities of Egyptian style dance by combining technique with intermediate and advanced choreography. Then, further sample the continent by learning about Western African Dance. Here, you will discover the rhythm and the energy of African dance and get a great cardio workout at the same time. Cross the Atlantic to the beaches of Rio. You will be ready for Carnival after indulging in Latin Rythm, Latin Line dancing, Salsa and

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O-Train to be shut down summer 2013 Upgrades to increase service will take 18 weeks Laura Mueller

EMC news - The O-Train will be off the rails for the entire summer of 2013. The temporary 18-week shutdown is part of a $59-mil-

lion project to add two passing tracks and six new trains to increase service frequency on the busy north-south rail line. When the upgrades are complete and service resumes on Sept. 3, 2013, O-Train ser-

vice will have increased to every eight minutes from 15 minutes. The increase in service will help reduce transit congestion when the city’s east-west Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is under construction begin-

ning next year. OC Transpo will offer a replacement bus service while the O-Train is shut down from April 27 to Sept. 2, 2013; however, the city has not decided how frequently shuttles would run. The bus service will be included in the 2013 budget to be debated this fall and OC Transpo passengers will be informed of the changes when the temporary shutdown draws closer, said transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans.

The downtime will coincide with the lighter summer term for Carleton University – the most significant destination on the O-Train line. The work also aligns with other planned O-Train-related construction: upgrades to the Rideau River bridge, the Carleton University pedestrian pathway and Sawmill Creek Bridges, the Dow’s Lake tunnel and Highway 417 overpass retaining walls. The information was revealed in a memo to city councillors this week in advance of

a request for proposal for the construction work. An “experiment” that begin in 2001, the O-Train has now reached capacity on some trips. At first only about 5,100 to 6,400 people were taking the train each day, but ridership has soared to 12,000 trips daily. People have taken more than 16 million trips on the train since it launched. Adding six trains and two passing tracks is expected to give the O-Train line another 20 years of life.

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The city took an axe to its citizen advisory committee structure on Aug. 30 in an effort to save money and make citizen input more streamlined. erty and diversity will no longer have a dedicated advisory group, the function of many of the advisory committees will be absorbed in other ways. The transit commission and health board both now have citizen members who can represent residents on those topics, the city’s report states and business groups are to be represented by Invest Ottawa (formerly OCRI). Rural issues have a forum during the open mike sessions at agriculture and rural affairs committee meetings. The Ottawa Built Heritage Advisory Committee will

evolve from a citizen group into a subcommittee of planning committee, with representation from three citizen experts and four city councillors. That was a point of contention amongst heritage advocates, who told the committee that the unbalanced representation would eliminate the group’s effectiveness. “Ottawa is proposing to become an anomaly of heritage in Ontario,” said Leslie Maitland, president of Heritage Ottawa. The built heritage committee used to have council members on its roster, but they

asked to be removed, Maitland pointed out. But planning committee chairman Peter Hume argued the change would create “advocates” for heritage issues on city council. “Right now, there are no council advocates around the table for heritage,” he said, adding that more time spent on heritage issues alongside experts would give built heritage subcommittee councillor members the ammunition and expertise they need to defend heritage issues to their council colleagues. A more formal structure will help the city attract the kind of citizen experts it wants to see on the committee, Hume said, referencing the problems the city has had in recruiting built heritage committee candidates. Maitland took exception to that. A four-time published author with 35 years of experience in architectural heritage, she applied two years ago and never received a response. While the advisory committee structure did need an overhaul, the city missed the mark on the built heritage committee, Maitland said. “You’re trying to fix something that isn’t broken,” she said.

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EMC news – Twenty-three people lined up to give city councillors their swan song for advisory committees on Aug. 30. After it was all over, the city’s governance renewal subcommittee and finance committee had slashed the number of official citizen advisory groups from 15 to five. The move also shifted the Ottawa Built Heritage Advisory Committee from an advisory group to a subcommittee of planning committee mostly comprised of councillors, and a seniors’ group will become an annual round table event instead. The changes are aimed at saving $190,000 annually. Glebe resident Bob Brocklebank likened the restructuring to a “mercy killing.” The city has allowed the advisory committees to wither and become irrelevant, making the act of killing them simply the final stage, Brocklebank said. “Put advisory committees out of their misery,” he said. Patrick Quealey, former chairman of the environmental advisory committee, agreed, saying that the groups have been treated “disrespectfully and shabbily” by the city. “At a time when people are disengaging … these people want to participate. That should be valued,” Quealey added. Many of the 23 delegates who spoke to the committee on Aug. 30 agreed it was time for some changes to advisory committees. In 2011, 48 advisory committee meetings were cancelled due to lack of a quorum, and most were cancelled at the last moment, which is administratively expensive for the city. Many things have changed since the city amalgamated in 2001, when the advisory committees were established. Access to technology and the availability of social media tools are changing how residents interact with the city and politicians. Other engagement strategies such as summits and departmental working groups have proven more successful as well, according to a report from the city clerk’s office. Representatives from the Federation of Citizens’ Associations were disappointed that the advisory committee restructuring wasn’t presented in a context of a broader citizen engagement strategy, something that won’t happen until December. “This kind of sounds like a bureaucratic triumph over common sense,” said Don Stewart of the FCA. The mandates of the five new advisory committees will be: accessibility; arts, culture, heritage and recreation; community services; environmental stewardship; and French language services. They will officially meet quarterly, but each group can call additional informal meetings. While some topics like pov-


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Country singers help local farmers EMC news - Pull out some cowboy boots, put on a Stetson and get down to the Ottawa Baseball Stadium where a benefit concert featuring six Canadian country music acts is set to take the stage on Sept. 16. The Ottawa Stadium Group announced the concert on Aug. 28, which will raise money to help droughtstricken Ottawa-area farmers. Among the performers at the day-long concert will be local country crooner Gail Gavin. Hailing from the Ottawa valley area, Gavin’s close friends and neighbours are farmers and she said she jumped at the chance to take part. “The foundation of the Ottawa valley is the farmers, what would we do without them?” Gavin said. “My heart goes out to them and I had to help.” Famous for her tunes about the valley, the singer promised her show would include the Farmer’s Song and sing-alongs for the audience. “It is going to be fun, toetapping and a real celebration of what the Ottawa valley is,” Gavin said. The Ottawa Stadium Group has partnered with DNA Presents, which recently ran the Escapade Music Festival at the stadium, to help organize the day. Profits of the concert

out,” Gavin said. “You don’t have to live on a farm to be affected. It has such a domino effect.” Gavin’s show includes fiddler Louis Schryer and the Ryan Brothers. Canadian country artists Paul Brant, Emerson Drive, Michelle Wright, Jason Blaine and Ambush will also perform. Tickets went on sale Aug. 30. General admission stand seating is $59.50, while premium field level seating is $89.50. Premium tickets will include access to a first-come, first-serve seated area for those with camping chairs or blankets. Visit www.farmaidottawa. com for more information or to buy tickets. Tickets will be sold at the door as well.



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will benefit farmers purchasing seed for the 2013 crop. “With so many of our local farmers struggling, hosting a country benefit concert was a natural fit,” said Don Foley, chairman of the Ottawa Stadium Group. “(We’re) truly thrilled to be able to help Ottawa’s farmers, while enjoying some of Canada’s best country musicians. This benefit concert will satisfy the Ottawa Valley’s love for country and help local farmers - it’s truly a win-win situation.” Gavin said she hopes this concert is only the beginning of help for the farmers. She even applauds the urban location. “We have (benefits) in the valley, but this is a way for the city folk to come and help


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Tupelo is a neutered male, black and yellow brindle retriever and Labrador mix who is about three years old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on August 4. Tupelo loves to spend time with his human companion. He is very shy but a slow, gentle approach can win him over. He has a wonderfully gentle personality and gets along well with adults and teens who can understand that he is a little timid of fast approaching people, animals and objects. Tupelo needs an owner who will help him overcome his timid nature and allow him to experience all the world has to offer. He needs lots of daily exercise like long walks to new places and a chance to explore different environments.

COTTON ID#A144671 Cotton is a neutered male, pure white Domestic Medium hair cat who lives up to his name – he’s a soft, cuddly ball of cotton! He’s about three years old and was surrendered to the shelter by his owner on June 14. Cotton is declawed on all four paws and deaf: he needs to remain an indoor-only cat to keep him safe. He loves to play with a large variety of toys and will need lots of toys to keep him occupied in his new home. He gets along with children of all ages but would rather not live with other cats. He has one gold eye and one blue eye.


For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit




As urban development encroaches on previously untamed areas, more humanwildlife conflicts result. People are frequently confronted with many wildlife species, including raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, skunks, and a variety of birds.

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For large wildlife, such as deer, moose and bear, please call Ottawa Police Services at 613-236-1222. If a wild animal does not show any signs of injury, then it is best to leave it alone. Wildlife issues are temporary problems and there are solutions. It seems daunting, but if you work out a solution, you can make sure you never have this problem again. Property owners are responsible for dealing with their wildlife situation humanely and legally. There are solutions and tips available at to get the animals to relocate on their own.

Please be advised that although you are only seeing one animal, it may not be alone. The birthing season runs from late February to early October, and the babies are helpless when first born and not yet able to leave their nest or den with mom. If you scare the mother away, she may abandon her young. It is critical not to trap young inside, as they will perish, possibly falling between walls and requiring expensive drywall removal and causing very bad odours if they die in inaccessible areas. Many birds fly into windows at this time of year. The sun is low in the sky and causes some unusual reflections. If a bird hits your window, confine the bird in a ventilated box, with a covered

hot water bottle in the bottom. The box should be closed, which helps slow down the bird’s metabolism, and placed in a warm area of the house that is isolated from people and pets. Leave the bird alone for one hour. After one hour, they can take the box outside and open it. It may take a few moments for the bird’s eyes to adjust to the light. If it flies away – perfect! The bird was simply stunned. If it does not fly away it needs care. Contact the Wild Bird Care Centre at 613-828-2849. If you have further questions about wild animals, you may contact the Ottawa Humane Society at 613-725-3166 ext. 262, or send an email to

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Teeing off for diabetes Golfers play 190 holes of golf in second annual Survivor Golf-a-thon for Cure Diabetes Joseph Morin

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Danilo Velasquez brought basketball uniforms, balls and whistles to promote the sport in Nicaragua.

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A local businessman and conservationist has won a Diamond Jubilee medal for his community work and efforts with the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation. Jason Kelly, chairman of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation and Ottawa businessman, was recently honoured for his service to Canada and the community with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Kelly is the former general manager of a major hotel and conference centre in the city, and has given hundreds

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September 8: The Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation will host the Heel and Wheel for Local Cancer Care on Sept. 8, beginning in Greely, Osgoode, Russell and a number of other Winchesterarea locations. By bicycle or by foot, everyone will arrive at the hospital around 4 p.m. for a family-friendly celebration. Register at www.wdmh. Charity yard sale at All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anglican Church, 7103 Parkway Rd. in Greely on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds to All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anglican. All sale items will be in top condition and the bake table will include delicious homemade desserts. Come and enjoy a home-baked muffin and coffee for a dollar. For information call Aileen at 613-821-2326 or Carole at 613-821-3573. www.

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to 5 p.m. each day, enjoy the scenery of farms, forests and the Rideau, sample award winning restaurants, and learn about the diverse art and farm products that come from the area. Visit studios, walk in a pumpkin patch, pat an alpaca or take in a bit of history. Visit for more information.

September 9: Rideauvale Cemetery Memorial Service will be held in Kars United Church on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Rev. Carolyn Insley officiating. Music by Nora McEwen and Carsonby United Church Choir.

September 15: Check out the Manotick Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garage sale and barbecue, Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fundraiser for the legion. Call 613-6923243 for information.

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Pomme Party at Billings Estate! Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot Street Sunday, September 9th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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September 17: Calling all golfers for Habitat for Humanity National Capital Regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Chipping In golf tournament at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. Come out for a fun day of networking, prizes and friendly competition while raising much-needed funds for Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region to build homes and build hope across the region. Call Gail at 613749-9950 ext. 223, or email or go to

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Turkey Supper, Wed. Sept. 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. For tickets call Mary at 613-4892697 or Hazel at 613-4893885.

September 22: Have you heard of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign supporting the work being done in sub-Saharan Africa by the Stephen Lewis Foundation? Are you interested in supporting the work of these energetic grandmothers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;grand othersâ&#x20AC;?? If you would like to help why not join the Metcalfe and Area Grannies All About Kids for their 2nd annual Brainstorming and Planning meeting. Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at 3249 Yorks Corners Rd., Kenmore, Ont. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fooled by the name â&#x20AC;&#x201C; being a grandmother is not a requirement. All are welcome. More information email keemik@ or Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) will host its first annual Walk of Care fun day and fundraiser. On Saturday, Sept. 22, help rural seniors and adults with disabilities by joining ROSSS in a five-kilometre sponsored walk along Osgoodeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multiuse pathway. The walk will be followed by a barbecue, games, prizes and entertainment. Register at www. or contact ROSSS at 613-692-4697 to register in person before September 22. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reunion Golf Tournament at the Metcalfe Golf Club, 1956 8th Line Rd. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Foursomes are still available, and include golf, cart, dinner and prizes. The event is in support of The Brain Tumour Foundation. Entry is $125 per golfers.

September 30: Get ready for race weekend in south Ottawa at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. The races include a half marathon, half

marathon relay, 10-, five- and two-kilometre family fun run and walk. To register for this event, please visit www.

October 13: Light the night to end blood cancers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-kilometre fundraising walk through downtown Ottawa. The third annual event aims to raise $500,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research. Visit for more information,

Ongoing: Free skateboarding and sports drop-in from Rural South Recreation from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Call 613-580-2424 ext. 30235 for locations and more information or visit www.ottawa. ca/ruralsouth. Effective Aug. 1 Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) is taking over as the provider of community support services in the former township of Goulbourn, including Richmond, Munster and Ashton. As volunteers continue to be at the heart of our organization and assist with the delivery of our services, we currently are looking for many volunteer transportation drivers in this new catchment area. Call 613-692-4697 for more information. Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill in Manotick hosts a farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh local produce, eggs, cheese, meats and more. Call for details: 613-692-6455. Visit www. Visit the Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill usedbook sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Thousands of titles, great selection, tidy and affordable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in support of the mill. Call 613-692-6455 for details. Old Time Music and Country Dance takes place on the first

Friday of every month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr., from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person at the door and free for musicians and singers. Yearly memberships available. Come and have a good time. Is your daughter looking for a place to do fun things with her friends, make new friends in the community and try new things? Check out Girl Guides. Every week, girls ages five through 17 meet to learn everything from camping to acting, all in the company of friends they can trust, and women they can look up to.Visit to find a unit near you and to register for the next guiding year. The small but mightily talented Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional old-tyme fiddle and country music dance at the Osgoode Community Centre, every fourth Friday of the month from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bring your fiddle, guitar and musical talents to join in the fun. All new members are always welcome. Tickets are $5 per person for non-musicians, available at the door. For more information call 613224-9888. Gloucester South Seniors, 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OC Transpo Route 144 and has free parking. Info at 613-821-0414. Too late for university? Think again! Carleton Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridging Program offers mature students a way to qualify for university admission, improve academic skills and build confidence. Only $200 for a 12-week, part-time course. Register now for September. Call

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Mondays and Thursdays: The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank St. (at Leitrim Road) meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613821-1930 for more information.

Tuesdays In Harmony, a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. If interested call Chris Peacock at 613-722-0066.

Wednesdays: Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. Share the music and joy of dance. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but you most certainly can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Wednesday evenings at Manotick United Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Osgoodedancescottish@ Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a five-minute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-238-8182.

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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Others can see you haven’t been yourself lately, Gemini. So relax and take a break from something that’s been bothering you, and you will return to being your old self. You won’t be disappointed. Now is not the time for dawdling, Cancer. You have a full plate of things to tackle and it seems like the hours will be slipping away. Recharge and get focused. Leo, don’t let anyone discourage you when tackling a big project. As you have proven time and again, you simply need to establish a goal and your efforts will help you achieve it.

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Virgo, though you may not know where your path will lead this week, you are deeply aware that an adventure is in store. Take some time to prepare your mind and body.

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Libra, no one will know who you truly are unless you share a few secrets. You don’t have to give everything away, but allow others in by sharing some personal information. Scorpio, though you don’t shy away from challenges, you do know when to pick your battles. When something inconsequential comes up this week, let it pass. Sagittarius, when a past conflict resurfaces this week, push it aside because that is ancient history. It is better to focus on the positive things that are in store for you. Capricorn, when you love someone, it can be difficult to step aside and let this person make his or her own choices. But this is what you have to do for lessons to be learned. Your eyes are bigger than your stomach at work this week, Aquarius. Delegate some tasks so everything goes smoothly and your project is completed on time. Learning from your weaknesses can help you to grow stronger, Pisces. Accept a challenge that is presented this week, even if it scares you.

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Taurus, there are many opportunities within your reach, but you are not sure which way to go. Seek advice from Sagittarius when you get a spare moment.

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