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The Womenâ€™s Institute in the village of Kars is celebrating 100 years of helping their community with caring and innovative ideas. -Page 12
EMC news â€“ North Gower residents and politicians are joining forces to put a nearby wind farm proposal on hold until a new health study on human impacts is complete. On Tuesday, July 10 Health Canada and Statistics Canada announced plans for a comprehensive national study of health impacts from wind turbines, with the aim of recommending appropriate setbacks from residential areas to limit health impacts. In light of the impending study, Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre and his provincial counterpart Lisa MacLeod gathered with about 25 residents on Wallingford Way in North Gower on Thursday, July 12 to ask for a moratorium on its development. Carrying signs that read â€œHealth studies before wind farmsâ€? and â€œTurbines make bad neighbours,â€? the group gathered just a stoneâ€™s throw away from the farmerâ€™s fields where about eight turbines as tall as 120 metres could potentially pop up. As part of his support for Health Canadaâ€™s new study, Poilievre has sent an open letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty asking him to put the North Gower project on hold until the study is complete and current regulations can be revisited. The Prowind project application with Ontarioâ€™s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program for renewable energy sources is already â€˜ on holdâ€™ with the province. Along with all other applicants that were not approved before October 2011, wind and solar applicants are not being approved until the FIT rules are updated. Currently, provincial setbacks for wind turbines in
Ontario is 550 metres. However Poilievre, MacLeod and many residents say is not nearly far enough. Wind Concerns Ontario president Jane Wilson, who lives in North Gower, said she doubts the new federal study will support the current Ontario setback. â€œThe evidence around the world is conclusive. Australia just found that a minimum setback would have to be two kilometres, but health effects have been found at 10 km,â€? she said. â€œI canâ€™t see how 550 metres is going to go through that at all.â€? If the North Gower wind farm is approved, Wilson would live just under one kilometre from several of the proposed turbines, and about three kilometres from the rest. According to a self-reported health survey called Wind Vigilance for Ontario Communities, 109 out of 135 respondents between April 2009 and February 2011living near wind turbines reported health effects ranging from sleep disturbance and excessive tiredness to dizziness, nausea and depression. The respondentsâ€™ average distance from a turbine was about 675 metres, but some reports came from as far as five kilometres away. Poilievre said thatâ€™s enough to convince him that taking another look at Ontarioâ€™s regulation is necessary. â€œIf you have people reporting health problems living five kilometres away and you have this proposed site at Marlborough Wind Farm only 800 metres away (from residents), there is potential for a lot of trouble for residents in North Gower,â€? Poilievre said. See WIND, page 2
Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, MPP Lisa MacLeod and a number of North Gower residents gathered a stoneâ€™s throw away from the site of a proposed wind farm just outside the village, to call for a moratorium on wind farm development until health impacts can be studied.
Shoppersâ€™ buses remain free through rural areas Emma Jackson
EMC news â€“ Weekly shopper buses through rural Ottawa will remain free of charge until the end of this year. The buses began operating in January 2012 and according to Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompsonâ€™s newsletters were only supposed to remain free until June 30, 2012. But the free rides will now be in place at least until the end of the year, according to transit services manager Pat Scrimgeour. Scrimgeour said this is to keep fares equitable and accessible. â€œIf this were not done this year, there would have been an inequity between the service that operates on Wednesdays, when transit travel for seniors is free, and the services that operate on other days of the
week,â€? Scrimgeour wrote in an email to Thompsonâ€™s office. As with all transit fares, rural shopping route fares will be reviewed on an annual basis, he added. The shopper routes are based on a model used in Manotick, which takes shoppers to an urban mall for several hours once a week. Ridership on the Friday Manotick route was approximately 20 riders in each direction. According to transit development program manager Colleen Connelly, ridership on the four new shopper routes varies between 11 and 16 riders per day depending on the community. Mondayâ€™s Route 201 from Richmond and Stittsville into Kanata and Bayshore has a ridership of 11 people on average. On Tuesdays, Route 202 from Cumberland, Sars-
field and Navan into Orleans and St. Laurent has a ridership of about seven people. Route 203 from Dunrobin into Kanata averages about 16 customers a week, and Route 204 through Metcalfe, Greely and Osgoode into South Keys and Billings Bridge on Thursdays has about 13 customers. Route 205 from Kars, North Gower and Manotick into Barrhaven and Carlingwood sees about 14 customers each week. Funding for the $117,000 pilot program was allocated from the rural Para Transpo budget. While the routes are designed to help seniors and people with physical disabilities get into the urban centre, the free weekly buses are open to anyone who wants to use them. For complete route maps and schedules, visit www.octranspo.com.
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Last year, the Ontario government spearheaded a technical working group called the Working Group on Wind Turbine Noise, which brought provincial and federal staffers together to discuss national setback regulations. However the group could not find consensus on the issue and the group was eventually dissolved. Poilievre said the new Health Canada study will create a definitive piece of scientific evidence that all provinces will be able to use to implement safe setbacks for wind projects. “In Canada there’s not one unified accepted study that the whole nation can follow,” he said. “With the use of Statistics Canada and Health Canada we can pull together the best health and statistics experts to reach a definitive and proven
to us” and taking on the new study. “I’m not a scientist, I’m not a power expert. But I think this is an opportunity for innovation, instead of taking this technology from Europe and forcing it on Ontario,” she said. “Ontario is a pretty smart province and we should be able to come up with solutions that are safe for everyone.” MacLeod also commended Health Canada for doing “what McGuinty should have done when he brought in the Green Energy and Green Economy Act” – study the health impacts first, before approving wind farm developments. “It’s now up to McGuinty to place the moratorium on this project and others in Ontario until conclusive evidence has been made,” MacLeod said. McGuinty was unavailable for comment. The health study is expected to be completed in 2014.
recommendation for setback distances.” Ontario’s Minister of Energy Chris Bentley stood by the province’s setbacks. He noted that the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, found in 2010 that there were no “direct causal links between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects” he said in an email. He added that the 550 metre setback is one of the toughest standards in North America, and that the government is committed to continued study of the issue. “We look forward to the federal government’s findings. As we continue to invest in clean, renewable energy for Ontarians, we are committed to funding research into the field to determine any future health impacts that may arise as a result,” he said. Wilson thanked Health Canada for “finally listening
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EMC news – Dogs of all shapes and sizes are primping and preening as they prepare to take on their competitors at this year’s dog show in Kars. The three-day event hosted by the Kars Community Recreation Association begins Friday, July 20 at the Kars Fairgrounds, and offers conformation and obedience trials with gift certificates from Best in Show Dog Show Supplies for best in show winners. While not every dog can win best in show, there’s plenty of tail-wagging fun to be found at the show. A sanction match and obedience fun match will take place on Friday night after the competitions wrap up, and a puppy sweepstakes will be held on Saturday. A junior handlers event and a veterans show for older dogs will take place on Sunday.
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who took over the show four years ago, said the three-day event is not just for purebred dog owners and exhibitors. It’s also a lot of fun for residents who just want to see more than 950 beautiful dogs. “I’m hoping that lots of people will just come and watch. there’s no admission fee, and there’s lots of parking,” she said. Severn said the show is an attraction for dog exhibitors from across the province and even into the United States, because it offers a wide variety of events. Many dog owners focus on either conformation trials or obedience, instead of both. That has led some dog shows to focus on one aspect or the other. “Some places have decided they’re not going to offer everything. We’re trying to offer everything we can, to get people to come and be interested in dogs,” she said. The weekend includes a number of “booster shows” that focus on particular breeds to encourage dog owners with those dogs to participate, as well as rally obedience trials and Canine Good Neighbour testing. The Kars horse show is also taking place on Saturday, which is all that’s left of the Kars Fair that used to coincide with the dog show. Severn said next year she wants to add a flyball or agility event in the horse show ring, which would basically offer fun obstacle course events for
Put the Brakes on the North Gower Wind Turbines Last week, the Federal Health Minister, Leona Aglukkaq, announced that Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will be conducting a research study to determine the relationship between noise pollution from industrial wind turbines (IWTs) and the possible health implications for those living nearby. Submitted
One of last year’s pooches poses for a Best in Show photo. Kars dog show organizer Belle Severn is expecting as many as 960 dogs to take part in the annual dog show at the Kars Fairgrounds July 20 to 22. the dogs. The judging begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and continues
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The Health Canada study is of particular importance to me because of a proposal for ten IWTs in my riding. Over the past number of years, many of my constituents have raised concerns with me over the possible health implications for those living near IWTs. That is why I have been working closely with the Health Minister to ensure that this study will provide the necessary information to all levels of government when deciding on the future placement of IWTs. Set to be complete in 2014, the study will be entirely transparent and is being designed by experts in noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology. According to a survey compiled by The Society for Wind Vigilance, already more than 130 people in the province of Ontario have self-reported adverse health effects due to the noise pollution from IWTs. In this province, the current minimum setback distance of an IWT from the closest home is 550 metres. However, the results from the report mentioned above reveal that self-reported health complaints came from an average distance of 675 metres from an IWT, with other citizens reporting adverse health effects from as far away as five kilometres. Even a 2010 report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Environment does not deny the health impacts of noise pollution from IWTs, saying that “sound from wind turbines can be expected to contribute to stress-related health impacts in some persons.”
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The Marlborough Wind Farm, initiated in 2008 by Prowind Canada, proposes 10 IWTs in close proximity to the village of North Gower. With a population of over 2,000 people, the majority of the village is within three kilometres from one or more IWT. What is even more concerning to me is that, according to a map outlining the proposed IWT locations, there are more than 30 families living within 800 metres. There is currently no start date for construction of these IWTs; Prowind is waiting for approval from the Ontario government before proceeding with the project. Due to increasing reports of health problems, a lack of consensus on this issue, and the need for properly designed clinical research, I am calling on Premier McGuinty to place a moratorium on the Marlborough Wind Farm project in North Gower until conclusive evidence from Health Canada can definitively show that there are no adverse health risks associated with living in close proximity to IWTs. To see my open letter to the Premier, please feel free to contact my office or consult my website.
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EMC news – The creators of Manotick’s family movie night in Dickinson Square have put a democratic spin on this year’s outdoor event. Families can now vote for their favourite film in an online survey posted on the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association website to determine what family flick will appear on the big screen on the evening of Wednesday, August 15. Voters must cast their online ballot before the end of July, by visiting www.mcpra. ca and clicking “Theatre in the Park” on the home page. Movie options include classics like ET: Extra Terrestrial and Sister Act, more recent releases such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Mamma Mia and the Secretariat, and the very new release We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon. Organizer Lori Gadzala said it made sense to add an element of choice to the sec-
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EMC news – An Osgoode author has transported herself and her main character to a whole new world with the launch of her first young adult novel, Magdahlia’s Medallion. A chartered accountant by trade, Tricia Sheridan has left numbers behind to pursue what was once her passion: writing. As a student Sheridan loved to write, and Sheridan’s mother always encouraged her to become a writer. So when her mother suffered a stroke in 2008, Sheridan decided it was time to finally follow her dream. She was accepted to a course at the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut, where she worked with award-winning authors to craft several picture books and her first fantasy novel for young adults. Magdahlia’s Medallion is now available in a number of bookstores across Ottawa and the valley, and has been accepted into the Kemptville and City of Ottawa libraries. The Osgoode Foodland is also carrying copies of the book, and Chapters in Kanata is selling it as well. The teen fiction follows in the footsteps of classics like Lord of the Rings, The Golden Compass and Harry Potter, where magical worlds unlike anything in “real life” offer young adults a chance to stretch their imaginations through reading. In Sheridan’s case, her book centres around a teenaged girl who is accidentally transported to a magical world after a sailing accident off the coast of Bermuda. “It’s an ordinary 16-yearold girl who gets thrown into
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Osgoode resident Tricia Sheridan has published her first young adult novel, Magdahlia’s Medallion, which hit stores in June. the extraordinary world of Anathema, where nothing is normal,” Sheridan said. Alicia, the main character, meets a number of strange characters along the way, and she learns that in order to go home she must unite all four pieces of Magdahlia’s medallion to reopen the portal. The very powerful medallion was long ago separated into small pieces to keep its power from being used for evil, Sheridan explained. Alicia sets out on her quest to unite the medallion and bring herself and other “real world” people back home. “It’s about courage, determination and perseverance,” Sheridan said. As Alicia’s journey continues, she becomes more involved in the world around her and her quest becomes a mission to defeat evil once and for all.
“The quest to get home becomes a quest to rid the people of this tyrannical queen,” Sheridan explained.
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She added that there is also a romantic plot throughout the story, which adds an extra element of suspense for the teen readers. “Writing for youth is more challenging. You have to keep them interested. You have to pop it up, keep it going,” Sheridan said. While the book can stand on its own, she said it lends itself to a sequel in the future if
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String of events leads to corset laces dangling from tree
onny’s face was beet red. He looked like he was going to pass
out. Emerson was dabbing his own face with a handkerchief and they both kept looking up at the sky. It was a hot, humid summer day and a gusty wind was blowing dead leaves and grass in all directions. “If we don’t soon finish, the wind will die down and we’ll be doing all this work for nothing,” Emerson said. A day without a challenge for Ronny and Emerson was a day without purpose. And that day, they were making a kite and time was running out; you couldn’t always count on a good wind. The closest I could get to the activity was leaning against the silo and well out of the range of where Ronny and Emerson were. Mother had reluctantly given up some Christmas tissue paper, and the two boys, had glued it into shape and all that was left was to attach the tail. Emerson got the roll of binder-twine from the drive shed, but Ronny didn’t like the feel of it. “Too rough. We need cord,” he said. “You won’t find cord around here,” Emerson said, taking another swipe at his face with his handkerchief. “Too expensive. We use binder twine for anything that needs tying up.” Ronny said, “You just hold that kite and stop it from blowing away. I’ll be right back.” I noticed he walked slowly, like he had no real purpose, just ambling along. He nodded to Mother, Aunt Lizzie and Audrey in the swing in the grape arbour, where they had gone to escape the heat of the kitchen and then he sauntered into the house. When he came out, a good five minutes later, his shirt had a bulge in it like he was carrying a watermelon
carry the big handmade ladder all the way up the west hill to the big maple. I tailed behind. The wind had completely died down and there were the remnants of the kite and Aunt Lizzie’s laces were hanging down from the top limb like a long piece of spaghetti.
MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories under it. He looked behind him, making sure no one had left the shade of the grape arbour and then headed for the barn yard and handed Emerson a wad of cord. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly where it had come from: Aunt Lizzie’s corsets. Now, Ronny, like everyone else in the house, knew about Aunt Lizzie’s corsets. She had at least two sets and every couple days she’d take one set out and fling it over the clothes line to “get some fresh air.” And the laces hung down almost touching the ground. “We’ll use binder twine first and then attach the laces to the end. There’s enough laces here to reach half way to Renfrew,” Ronny said, chuckling to himself. Emerson lost his red face instantly. “Aunt Lizzie will kill us,” he said. Ronny paid him no heed. It was the moment that mattered to Ronny. Finally, the kite was ready. With the binder twine and corset laces attached, if they got it airborne, I was sure it would reach the soft clouds that were circling the west hill. I kept a safe distance behind them, but close enough I could see exactly what was going on. Ronny told Emerson to start running. He was holding the kite as high as his arms could reach and Ronny was letting out the binder twine and Aunt Lizzie’s corset laces. And there it soared; farther and farther it reached to the sky. I had to admit it was something to see. The wind was carrying it like a feather.
Emerson and Ronny barely moved, letting the air carry the kite and holding tight to the tail. Then, almost as if someone had turned off a switch, the wind died down. Emerson tried to reel in the kite, but it had a mind of its own and headed right for the big maple tree on the crest of the west hill. And there it stayed. The lads gathered the laces and binder twine into a ball and tugged and tugged. It didn’t take more than a few seconds to see the tissue paper rip to shreds. The kite was finished. Emerson and Ronny stood under the tree and looked like they were mesmerized by what they saw before them. “Well, I’ll be darned,” Ronny said. Emerson turned beet red again. There was nothing for them to do but go back to the house and face the music. Emerson took a big brown penny out of his pocket, and said they would flip to see who would break the news to Aunt Lizzie. Ronny lost. To say Aunt Lizzie was less than pleased would be an understatement. She raced upstairs and came down with the two corsets, now in four pieces. Father was just coming in from the barn and was told what had happened and Aunt Lizzie said she didn’t care how he did it, but she wanted her laces back before dark. She was sure Father would deal with the two boys “in fitting manner” as she called it. Well, it took Ronny, Emerson, Father and Everett to
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Father braced the ladder and Emerson scurried up and brought down what was left of the kite. He wrapped the binder twine and laces around his wrist. I was sure the boys were really in for it. But the most amazing thing happened. Father started to laugh. It came
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We all need to be aware of drought dangers
s the city bakes in the midst of a particularly intense heat wave, we all need to be wary of the dangers posed by successive days of hot, dry weather. So far this year we’ve experienced more than two weeks worth of days where the mercury has risen above 30 C. We’ve seen fewer than 20 millimetres of rain in the past month. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has issued a Level II low
water conditions warning and there have been brush fires breaking out due to the tinder-dry conditions. All of these factors mean residents need to be aware of the consequences of this ongoing heatwave. These things may seem obvious to some, but we’re currently experiencing conditions uncommon to the Ottawa area, making it worthwhile to consider the risks we’re currently facing. It’s often mentioned when
heat or humidex warnings are issued, but be mindful of the young, elderly and the infirm. They can’t handle extreme heat conditions like the rest of us, so make sure your children, parents and grandparents, friends and neighbours are OK when the mercury spikes. Remember pets get hot too – make sure Rover has plenty of fresh water and don’t leave him in the car on a hot day. That’s the easy part. When it comes to drought it’s a dif-
ferent story. We’re not really used to such an acute lack of rainfall. When things dry out, they become more likely to catch fire. Last week, a pair of wildfires in the city’s west end brought the potential consequences of carelessness to the fore. While not all forest fires are caused by human action, for the sake of our neighbours, we must take care. Make sure you’re barbecuing away from dry grass
or other plants. There’s currently a campfire ban in the city, so don’t have a campfire, no matter how safe you think you’re being. And if you’re about to toss your cigarette butt out the car window, think again – yours could be the spark that burns down someone’s home or costs someone their life. Dry conditions aren’t just a fire danger. Low water levels in area rivers pose a threat to the water we drink.
While there haven’t been any water use restrictions imposed yet, as responsible citizens we need to stop and think every time we turn on a tap or flush a toilet. Making sure everyone has ready access to clean water for drinking and cooking is far more important than whether your lawn is green or the car gets washed. The stakes during a drought are really no different than those faced during an ice storm. Both are extreme weather occurrences and pose threats to life and limb, requiring us all to be vigilant and look out for one another.
Why one less newspaper matters CHARLES GORDON Funny Town
ou might have noticed the absence of a thunk on your doorstep on Sunday. By long-standing newspaper tradition, a “thunk” is the sound a newspaper makes when it lands. Even when it has so few pages it can barely be heard at all. The Sunday Citizen never did make much of a thunk. The money in newspapers is not on Sunday. Saturday is more like it, and Wednesday, when the grocery stores are advertising. The Sunday Citizen did, at times in its 24year history, make a bit of a thunk: there were years, particularly in the ’90s, when some of the smartest content in the paper was reserved for Sunday. (By absolute coincidence, I wrote for the paper during those years.) But being smart and attracting advertisers are not necessarily the same thing. Canadian advertisers and readers have always liked Saturdays. It is one of the things that separate us from the Americans, whose Sunday papers are huge. Canadian advertisers and readers are slow to change. The Sunday paper, here as elsewhere, was costing money not making it. So the Sunday Citizen that may not have made much of a sound on your doorstep on Sunday was the last one you will see. If you lived in Calgary or Edmonton, same thing. Times are tough for daily newspapers all over the continent. There are layoffs and buyouts. Several papers have suspended print publication altogether, choosing to exist only online. In addition to the end of some Sunday editions in Canada, the National Post has stopped publishing on Mondays in the summer.
Newspapers are being told, on the one hand, that they should save trees, not to mention many other costs, and switch to online publishing, and on the other hand, that it is impossible to make money online. It is difficult to avoid speculating on what comes next. Will Monday, another thin day, become a non-publishing day in more cities? Some papers have gone to three days a week or online-only publication. Will they survive that? And where will that leave readers? If you read the online comments, you find some readers being rather brave about the whole thing. They can get all the news they want online, and free, they say. In a way, this is true, especially if readers don’t want as much news as they used to, which is quite possible. We now have so many things to amuse us that we have less time for news, or think so. And the fact readers think they can get all the news they want for nothing means that it will be difficult for newspapers to succeed in charging for their online content. Announcements of any plan to charge for online content are always greeted with online scorn. But, as many smart people have pointed out, that free online news has to come from somewhere, and the somewhere is a media organization that hires and pays reporters. It could be a wire service, a radio station or a television network, but it’s likely a newspaper. And it wasn’t free to produce. News doesn’t come from nowhere, in other words, and it will not continue if the organizations that produce it cease to exist. All of which seems like a rather drastic observation to make based on the demise of a few Sunday editions. But the economic problems and changing readership patterns behind it are distressing. And even more distressing is the looming shortage of news, coupled with what appears to be public indifference to it. Of course, it’s special pleading for people in the news business to talk about how important it is for there to be lots of news, how important it is for there to be reporters, how important it is for there to be a thunk on the doorstep. But then, you’re reading it in a newspaper.
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Web Poll This Week’s poll question
How will you react to the drought-like conditions that have occured in the city?
A) Stop watering the lawn. Everyone’s
A) Close the blinds and crank up the air conditioning.
B) Sneak a little water for the flowers,
but skip the lawn.
B) Head to a shopping centre to hang out for the day – I’ve got no air conditioning.
C) I’ll stop washing my car until the drought is over.
C) I head to the beach or local swimming pool to cool off.
D) I won’t change a thing; I pay my taxes and my water bill.
D) Who say’s this is hot? I love the warm weather and can’t get enough!
grass is brown anyway.
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RE: Dickinson Square residents face uncertain future Dear Editor, While I was saddened to read Emma Jackson’s article, I can’t say that I was surprised and neither should these “tenants” of the Square. For over six years, the welfare and future of Dickinson Square has been entrusted to Dickinson Square Heritage Management Inc (DSHMI), a loose coalition of community organizations, of which the three tenants mentioned are members. Instead of looking boldly to an exciting future for the square, the member organizations of DSHMI have selfishly tried to protect their own interests; foolishly ignorant of their own possible interests’ demise and the backroom actions of City of Ottawa politicians and staff. In 2007, the City of Ottawa purchased the buildings of Dickinson Square and a large adjoining property under the guise of saving the square from eager developers who could destroy the rich heritage of one of the last remaining industrial-based village squares in Ontario. Less than 14 months later, the city transferred these properties to one of its own non-profit corporations, the Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation (MMQCDC). Although the MMQCDC is primarily made up of Ottawa
Councillors, (two DSHMI representatives also sit on the board), being a corporation, Board members are conveniently restricted from discussing what goes on at the Board table. Now this non-profit corporation, chaired by our own Councillor Scott Moffatt, is seeking a zoning by-law amendment to these properties that will greedily maximize their rate of return on their purchase dollar, at the expense of the square and the village as a whole. It is not enough that the City intends to offer up the heritage designated properties of the square to commercial interests, but a greater threat comes from them asking for an exemption from their own city by-laws that restrict building height in Manotick to three stories. Paving the way for developers, this city non-profit corporation is seeking to change the zoning of the large adjoining property (formerly known as the Clapp Property) to allow for a building of four to five stories that will tower over Watson’s Mill, located just across the street! If this exemption was to be granted it would not only destroy the heritage character of Dickinson Square but more importantly, set a precedent for developers to do the same throughout the village and surrounding area.
Local developer and builder Joe Princiotta’s new three story seniors residence on Bridge Street recognizes the importance of keeping our village way of life. Councillor Moffatt and the other city councillors who sit on MMQCDC need to follow Joe’s lead and limit their rezoning height increase to a maximum of three stories, not only matching the new seniors residence but also preserving the village atmosphere of Dickinson Square. Councillor Moffatt has stated that he has not heard many residents complain about this increased height issue but promises that he will listen to public opinion. I implore your readers to email Councillor Moffatt at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or phone or tweet and give him one simple message – “keep it to three.” Tell him that you want him and the other MMQCDC city councillors, to withdraw their rezoning request for increased height on the Clapp Property and keeping it at a maximum height of three stories. It’s up to us – if we don’t let them know, they’ll go ahead and our village will be forever changed!
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You can minimize the risk of foodborne illness by following these safety tips: • Separate: fresh produce can become contaminated when it comes into contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood and their juices. Keep fresh fruits and vegetables separate from raw meat both at the store and at home—in your refrigerator, on cutting boards and countertops. • Clean: before preparing food, always wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, using soap and hot water. Wash fresh fruits and veg-
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hey say that you should never stop learning. Acquiring a new skill or adding to what you already know is supposed to exercise the brain and keep us young. What they don’t say is that it’s often fun to learn something new. And sometimes there’s an added bonus when what you’ve learned makes life easier. I seem to be on a learning curve. On a domestic level, it seems this year most of our kitchen appliances reached the age of 25 plus years and had to be replaced. My stove is digital and I’m beginning to think it may be smarter than me. But the most important thing I’ve learned this summer is not how to use Internet auctions or how to operate a new electronic appliance. Laugh if you like, but I learned how to get the onion smell off my fingers after cutting up onions! Salads, onions. Soups, onions, Stews, onions. If you cook, you know what it’s like to have fingers smelling of onion. The solution is so simple that you won’t believe it until you try it. Take an everyday stainless steel spoon out of your kitchen drawer, hold it under cold running water, and rub your
PAT TREW Food ‘n’ Stuff fingers over it as if you were trying to clean the spoon. In less than a minute, the onion odor will be totally gone. I don’t know why, but it works. So now you can go ahead and make this week’s recipe for Veggie Pasta Salad, and you won’t have to live with onion-breath fingers. For this salad, I use the twisted pasta called rotini and I buy the package with three colors of pasta. It makes a change from the usual white pasta salad. Veggie Pasta Salad 2 cups rotini, three-colored 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 2 slices red onion, chopped 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup (more or less) small broccoli florets 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup bottled coleslaw dressing To minimize the heat in the kitchen, here’s how to cook the pasta. Bring a pot of water
to boil, add the pasta, stir it, then cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Let it sit on the back of the stove, stirring once or twice, until the pasta is cooked. This takes 20 to 30 minutes. You don’t need the stove element on while the pasta cooks, so you have a cooler kitchen. Now, here’s another shortcut that I’ve discovered. To thaw the frozen peas, measure them into a large sieve or colander. When the pasta is finished cooking, pour the pasta and hot cooking water into the sieve over the peas. Rinse with cold water. Voila! Instant thawed peas. Add the remaining ingredients and refrigerate for an hour to let the flavours blend. This salad has a slightly sweet flavour from the combination of mayonnaise and bottled coleslaw dressing. It’s very tasty. The ingredients can be varied by using other vegetables, but aim for colour as well as flavour. Serves four to six.
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EMC news - Members of Winchester area Bank of Montreal branches presented a $5,000 cheque to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation on Thursday, June 21 for the hospital’s Close to Home Campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds to help the hospital improve its services and technology so it can offer state of the art care within people’s reach. Hospital foundation executive director Troy Cross thanked the organization for its third installment of what
will total a $25,000 donation to the foundation. “This is a testament to BMO’s commitment to investing in our community,” Cross said. “This gift will enable us to support and improve the Winchester District Memorial Hospital’s capacity to teach, offer expanded technological resources, and provide that amazing, friendly care, close to home.” Area manager of personal banking Kate Scarlett said the bank is happy to support the facility. “BMO is proud to be a
longstanding partner and supporter of WDMH and the Close to Home campaign,” she said. “Our company and its employees are committed to improving the communities in which we operate, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to an initiative that will allow people in the community to receive excellent health care close to home.” Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds to support the Winchester facility.
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Every time I travel I’m reminded how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such pristine natural beauty in Ottawa. And, surely, one of greatest treasures is the beautiful Ottawa River - the 1,271 kilometer waterway that has helped define nation’s capital throughout its history. Like our residents, the City of Ottawa is committed to keeping the Ottawa River clean. That is why we are investing $250 Million through the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP) to ensure future generations have access to the clean waterway, safer beaches and a better environment. Since being implemented, ORAP has cut sewage overflows into the Ottawa River by more than half compared to measurements from four years ago (see graph). This is positive, but more work needs to be done and we need the continued help of the Federal and Provincial governments. One of the most crucial parts of the plan is the Combined Sewer Storage Tank system, which is known as the third phase of ORAP. The tanks are designed to capture a combination of storm run-off and wastewater from existing combined sewers, which can fill beyond capacity during heavy rains/melts and divert overflows into the Ottawa River. The City has been working with the National Capital Commission (NCC), among other stakeholders, to determine appropriate next steps to meet the project objectives while minimizing negative surface impacts. Currently construction of the tunnel is planned for 20142016, with commissioning to take place the following year. ORAP as a whole has a five-year $260M spending plan and to date, the federal and provincial governments have collectively provided $66M ($33M each) to support the first two phases. The Ottawa River is the iconic backdrop to our nation’s parliament; it borders Quebec and its legacy is entrenched in the development of our city and our province. We have made some significant improvements thanks to a lot of hard work by City Staff. There’s still more to do, but we’re on the right track. So, let’s keep working together, all levels of government, so we can keep the Ottawa River clean for everyone to enjoy.
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Women’s Institute members from Kars, Manotick and North Gower gathered for a photo in 1914, two years after the Kars branch was formed. It is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
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EMC news – One hundred years ago, 32 women gathered in Kars to begin their very own branch of the Women’s Institute – and the group has never looked back since. Advocating for better health and safety, nutrition and farm practices have been the mandates of the group since January 6, 1912 when the first meeting took place at a house that still stands near the general store in Kars. A lot has changed since those “troublemakers” began their group to help rural women in the area upgrade domestic skills. Women have in large numbers joined the workforce, and don’t have time or energy to participate. Furthermore, many aspects of health and safety in schools and other public facilities have been taken over by government bodies, said long-time institute member and historian Coral Lindsay. But as the Kars branch celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the spirit of the group remains the same. Members are still working hard to improve safety, health and domestic skills in the rural area. Once a month, the 17 current members ranging from their 40s into their 80s
still meet for a monthly “program” that offers cooking and nutrition tutorials, health tips and history. Standing committees still offer updates on health and education issues in the province and the country. Along with fellow branches across Ontario, the Kars women’s institute is still a strong voice for better health standards, educational practices and farm safety in the community, said Lindsay. “We’re still a watch dog. We have resolutions that go through to the province if we see the need,” she said. For example, it was the women’s institutes in Ontario who first advocated for digitalized prescriptions to limit pharmaceutical errors when a doctor’s handwriting couldn’t be deciphered. It was lobbying from the women’s institute that succeeded in changing road lines from white to yellow, so they could be better seen in the winter. The driving force behind the first women’s institute, which opened in Stoney Creek, ON in 1897, was the need to enforce the sale of pasteurized milk, after a child died from drinking it unpasteurized. The Kars branch is no exception to the zeal women displayed for improving do-
mestic life and safety and providing the “rural women’s university” to small-town women. “They wouldn’t leave things alone. They had the desire to upgrade, and they did,” said Lindsay, who has been a member since 1953. “Looking back over the century I think we’ve done a wonderful job of improving cleanliness, improving nutrition, improving general health and safety.” An aging population and declining membership has taken its toll on surrounding branches, and Kars has welcomed members from former branches in Manotick, North Gower and Osgoode to join their club. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, the branch organized a boat cruise on the Rideau King, which took about 40 women from nearby branches down the Rideau River from Hog’s Back to Merrickville on Tuesday, July 17. While the group was excited for the day trip, Lindsay said the modern Rideau King is a far cry from the original steamboat that navigated the Rideau Canal in the early 20th century. An anniversary tea is planned for late October, which will welcome women’s institute members from the region.
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Horsing around in Kenmore Emma Jackson
A group of seniors met with some unusual friends on Wednesday, July 11 when Metcalfe resident Tanya MacDonald brought her mini horses Precious and Jazzzy to the
Kenmore Community Hall for a visit. Precious and Jazzzy are two of five mini horses owned by MacDonald, who uses them for therapy with seniors and people with disabilities. MacDonald bought her first
mini horse around Christmas last year and has been visiting different groups across the Ottawa region ever since. Her visit to Kenmore was organized by the Rural Ottawa South Support Services as part of their day programs.
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ABOVE: Metcalfe resident Betty Young greets Precious the mini horse during a presentation in Kenmore on Wednesday, July 11. RIGHT: Greely resident Sadie Payne was on the brink of taking Precious home with her after the mini horse stayed with her for quite some time during Tanya MacDonald’s visit. FAR RIGHT: Osgoode resident Chuck Empey enjoys a special pat with Tanya MacDonald’s mini horse, Precious.
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Snowball is a beautiful four-year-old all white Domestic Shorthair cat who has been at the shelter since April 19. She needs an independent owner to match her independent personality. She likes to be pet on own terms, and would be best suited to owners who would’t mind a cat that follows them around the house. Snowball loves toys with cat nip and boxes to curl up in! Snowball likes to be pet but on her own terms, and she needs owners who don’t mind a cat that follows them around the house.
Lola is a two-year-old black and white spayed females domestic shorthair cat who loves to talk to everyone she meets! This social butterfly needs frequent pedicures because she has extra toes – she’s polydactyl! While she likes the sound of her own voice, she gets startled by loud noises, so a quieter home would be best, and she would rather not live with dogs. Lola would love a vertical scratching post in her forever home. For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit www.ottawahumane.ca.
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The overpopulation of cats and the high rate of their abandonment are indications that cats are seen as “disposable” pets by many people. Greater responsibility must be taken by anyone who acquires a cat. The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) believes that responsible cat ownership encompasses: • research about a prospective companion cat before making a decision; • appropriate housing, nutrition
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Osgoode Ward Night At The Races! Join us and celebrate the Osgoode Ward community at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. Complimentary advertising is available to all local businesses. The all-you-can-eat buffet runs from 5 to 10 p.m. and the live racing begins at 6:30 p.m. For information or to make a reservation, please call Chantal at 613-822-2211 ext. 255 or Stephanie at ext. 235. A Fish Fry with all the trimmings will be held on Friday, July 20 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Metcalfe. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. you are able to “dine in” or “take out”. Tickets are $15 and available by contacting Marjorie at 613-233-1556, Eveleen at 613-821-2873 or Myra at 613-821-2959.
It’s time for the 36th Annual Pioneer Day & Strawberry Social! The Osgoode Township Museum is hosting its biggest event of the year on Saturday, July 21 from 10 to 4 p.m. in Vernon. Join hundreds of local residents for an amazing summer day filled lots of pioneer exhibits, antique machinery and antique cars. Enjoy live music, pioneer games, demonstrations, a delicious strawberry social, beer tent, and artisan village. Admission is free!
Manotick’s “Grass Roots Theatre” returns for another summer, offering outdoor entertainment for all ages. All shows start at 7 p.m. on the green across from Watson’s Mill on Dickinson Street. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and a donation for the hardworking actors. On July 24, check out Henry V. A Company of Fools mixes blood and battle, bravery and romance, all with the Fool-ish twists audiences have come to know and love.
The Greely Legion is hosting its 5th annual country music festival from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29. Come to 8021 Mitch Owens Rd in Greely to enjoy great music and entertainment. The camping area opens July 25 at 10 a.m. A festival of this nature takes a great deal of volunteer hours to get the grounds ready. Anyone wishing to help us please do not hesitate to contact Linda at 613-8220233. See you at the festival!
Come and celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Rideau Canal from August 3rd to 6th! From boating and outdoor leisure enthusiasts to heritage buffs and art lovers, the four-day celebration offers fun, interactive entertainment for the whole
family. The party runs for the entire August long weekend, August 3rd to 6th - don’t miss out! For a complete list of activities, visit www. rideaucanalfestival.ca.
August 14 – 24:
For the second year in a row, the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon will be offering an exciting Summer Drama Camp for children ages 8 to 14. This year’s production is Peter Pan. The camp will run from Tuesday through Friday from 1 until 4 p.m. for two weeks, culminating with a free public performance of the play at 3 p.m. on the last Friday. The camp is $50 per child for the entire two weeks, and includes afternoon snacks each day of the camp. Please call 613-8214062 to register.
On behalf of Councillor Doug Thompson and Rural Family Connections, we are very pleased to announce our 1st annual Live and Learn Resource Centre golf tournament on Wednesday, August 15 at the Metcalfe Golf Course. The $100 entry fee includes 18 holes, power cart and dinner. It is a 1 p.m. shotgun start and the event includes a silent auction, 50/50 draw, and door prizes. For tickets and information, please contact Marlene Shepheard at 613-821-2899.
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Bonding With Baby: A four-week session focusing on infant massage and baby sign language. From July 17 to August 9, enjoy a weekly
session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Live and Learn Resource Centre in Metcalfe. The Live and Learn Resource Centre in Metcalfe has organized a number of playgroups in the park throughout the rural Ottawa South area this summer. Kids and parents are welcome to join staff from Rural Family Connections in the park for a few hours of fun! •July 19: Andy Shields Park in Greely, 1 to 3 p.m. •August 14: Rowan Park, 9 to 11 a.m. •August 16: Edwards Park, 9 to 11 a.m. •August 21: Kenmore Park, 9 to 11 a.m. •August 23: Rowan Park, 9 to 11 a.m. Watson’s Mill is proud to team up with local growers and producers to host a Farmers Market in Historic Dickinson Square. Starting Saturday, June 23rd, the Farmers Market is scheduled to run on Saturdays, from 9am to 2pm, through August 25th at the Carriage Shed, across the street from Watson’s Mill. Old Time Music and Country Dance, first Friday of each month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door. Yearly memberships available. Free for musicians and singers. Come and have a good time with us. There are lots of great things happening at Just Kiddin Theatre and we’re eager to introduce theatre to those curious - or scared! Summer Theatre Camp is an ideal way
to get a taste of theatre to see if it’s the thing for you. Summer camps will be taking place at the Old Metcalfe Town Hall, 8243 Victoria Street in Metcalfe. Camp cost is $190 per child per week. For more information, interested parties can view our website.
Mondays and Thursdays:
Is your daughter looking for a place to do fun things with her friends? Make new friends in the community? Try new things? Check out Girl Guides. Every week, girls ages 5 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 girlguides.ca to find a unit near you and to register for the next guiding year.
The small but mighty 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! Welcome to all new members. Tickets are $5 per person for non-musicians, available at the door. For more information please call 613-224-9888. 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 OCTranspo #144, and has free parking. Info at 613-821-0414.
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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 - but you can. No experience or partner is required. We meet Wednesday evenings at the Osgoode Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Osgoodedancescottish@ gmail.com. Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come and join us at The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a 5 minute inspirational “Fit Tip”! Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182. Play euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Greely & District Legion Branch 627, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, Gloucester. Admission $5 for 8 games.
Every Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m., there is bingo at the Osgoode Legion located at 3284 Sunstrum Street in Osgoode. All money raised at these weekly events goes back to the Community. Bring your ‘dabbers’ and come out to support your local Legion Bingo!
Every second Thursday:
Aug: 2-6, 23-26, 31 - Sept 3 Sept: 6-9,13-16, 20-23, 27-30 Oct: 4-8, 5-8, 11-14, 18-21, 25-29 Nov:1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 19-22, 22-25 Dec: 29-Jan 1
The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd) meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available. Please contact Robert MacDougal, 613-8211930, for more information.
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Join ROSSS for “What’s For Dinner?” cooking class at Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer at noon followed by one hour of grocery shopping. You will attend a food demonstration, sample the creation and receive a copy of the recipe. You will then have one hour of grocery shopping. Transportation service includes door-to-door service in Osgoode, Metcalfe and Greely for $7. For information call 613-821-1101.
ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 ARIES - Mar 20 The best will be in store for you Patience is a21/Apr virtue, Aries. A vacation could be inThere’s the works in thechance next few weeks, later in the week. not much for adventure Aries. Because tasks can seem to sneak up on you, get the Monday or Tuesday, but things pick up on Wednesday. planning started early and work up an itinerary.
LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct Libra, start thinking about23curbing your spending. Your Libra, youare may have your heart setmake on making a change, finances in trouble if you don’t some changes. but you have not quite narrowed down what that change More is going out than is coming into your accounts. will be. Sit down and work on some ideas this week.
TAURUS- Apr – Apr21/May 21/May 2121 TAURUS Taurus, goodtonight in storeyour this week. The night brings Take someatime look isthrough checkbook or online did not Working yields more billsrewards history,you Taurus. Youexpect. may have a fewhard unexpected expenses on the success. horizon and you’ll need to some extra than financial
SCORPIO –-Oct 22 22 SCORPIO Oct24/Nov 24/Nov Scorpio, notwill much youifcan doideas abouthave the current The only there’s way you know your merit is situation. Complaining about won’tonce solveinanything, to stick you neck out and takethings a chance a while, Scorpio. You just be surprised at the feedback. so why waste themay breath? Better news is on the horizon.
GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Someone who seems like they Trust your instincts, Gemini. Loss is not something easily overcome, Gemini. If you’ve have your best interests at heart really may have ulterior lost someone you love due to relocation or illness, surround motives. Heed Capricorn’s yourself with a good supportsage teamadvice. until you rebound a bit. CANCER – Jun22/Jul 22/Jul 22 CANCER - Jun 22 Cancer, you may feel like you’reyou the may only look one keeping Never say never, Cancer, because foolish the when eventually do the things you Behindshipyou from sinking. However, this isyou notsaid the case. never would. Instead, be open to all possibilities and the-scenes work is taking place, too.
SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 21 There’s not much youSagittarius. can do with a tenuous You’re in over yourelse head, Tooregard manyto projects relationship, Sagittarius. So it’s best if you just cut your and not enough helpers can leave you feeling overlosses and move on. You’ll make new friends easily. whelmed. You may want to tackle one thing at a time. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Although you– want to be everything to everyone, there’s Capricorn, newofbeginnings have arrived and you’re only so much you to go around, Capricorn. Don’texcited spread yourself thinly becauseOthers it can may takeshare quite your a while to about alltoo of the prospects. joy but recuperate after. that you do. not to the extent
LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it seems as if drama is always following you. That’s Great ideas often arrive with little effort, Leo. It’s turning because to be the life ofthat thecan party or prefer those ideas you intotend a working project often take aalllot eyes beHowever, on you. Think about beingupless of energy. Gemini, you’re forconspicuous. the challenge.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb AQUARIUS – -Jan 21/Feb 18 18 Aquarius, you are ready to dabble in something that you Aquarius, it’s alright to be cautious with your decisions, but and you alone enjoy. Figure out what you need to get taking much too long couldaround indicateyour you’re not ready for aor started and begin building specific interest change. Soon a spouse or partner will grow impatient. hobby.
VIRGO – Aug24/Sept 24/Sept 22 VIRGO - Aug 22 For Virgo, the most part to you’re doing thingscritical yourself it’s hard keepinsistent friends ifon you are overly of andthe taking route, Try to let little this way the theydifficult live their lives.Virgo. Remember, nogo onea is perfect week and let someone handle things for a change. — including you. Keepelse an open mind.
PISCES –-Feb 20 20 PISCES Feb19/Mar 19/Mar With so many friends your Pisces. attention, you It’s hard to accept helpseeking sometimes, But Pisces, help is what just thenow. star Accept of a particular socialarms. event that may you may needbe right it with open
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