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‘Keep it to three,’ residents tell councillor Manotick residents oppose fourstorey building near Watson’s Mill

North Dundas and Osgoode may loose its South Mountain Stagecoach Transit if there is not an increase in passengers by the end of July. – Page 2


A new report called “Manotick on the Move” hopes to make the village more pedestrian friendly for locals and visitors alike. – Page 4


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EMC news – A full-blown controversy has developed in the lead-up to a public consultation for the Clapp Lane property near Manotick’s Dickinson Square. On Thursday, August 2 residents are invited to a public meeting between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Manotick Arena to discuss the city’s zoning bylaw amendment proposal that could allow a four-storey development across the street from Watson’s Mill. Residents have been calling, emailing and writing Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt about 1125 Clapp Lane to tell him to keep it to three storeys roughly the same height as the historic mill. Manotick’s Secondary Plan, the main planning guideline for city staff when considering development applications, states that “building heights will be limited to a maximum of three storeys throughout the village core.” The city’s zoning amendment would circumvent that rule – a precedent former Manotick Village Community Association president Brian Tansley said is just the “thin edge of the wedge” to change Manotick’s skyline forever. “If the city can get away with violating its own secondary plan, then the developers can certainly get away with it,” he said. Current president Klaus Beltzner agreed. “If the city makes an application to contravene its own planning document, and it says ‘We’re doing this to make the property more valuable,’ it means any developer, any property owner or specu-

lator can use the same arguments,” Beltzner said. “Once the city uses that argument to go forward with an upzoning where it’s very clear in the strongest document you can possibly have, you might as well say goodbye to the planning act for the city of Ottawa. It’s a big deal.” The Clapp Lane property at the corner of Clapp and Dickinson Street is owned by the Manotick Mill Quarter Community Development Corporation (MMQCDC), a not-for-profit corporation wholly owned by the city. In 2009, the board purchased three properties in Dickinson Square that included historic buildings Dickinson House and the Carriage Shed, in an effort to preserve the character of the square while developing a commercial and cultural hub. The corporation’s plan has always been to recuperate the $2.4 million it spent on the properties in the first place, by either selling or leasing the buildings to private developers who will respect the architectural guidelines the board sets out. In order to preserve the historic buildings from private development, the city is pegging its hopes on the nearby Clapp Lane property to bring in the entire $2.4 million so they can leave the other buildings untouched. According to Moffatt, this is city staff’s justification for proposing a four-storey building. “Given the situation and the fact that there needs to be money recouped this is the way they felt would increase the value,” Moffatt said. See THREE on page 6

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Tiah Akse of the Frank and Birdie Show entertained with folk and old country music during Pioneer Day at the Osgoode Township Museum on July 21. The event included pioneer games, a barbecue and entertainment. For more photos see page 16.

ROSSS to serve rural Goulbourn clients Emma Jackson

EMC news – Rural Ottawa South Support Services has become a truly regional centre after it widened its catchment area to include Richmond, Munster and Ashton. The expansion came into effect on August 1, and completes the final stage in a plan to merge parts of Osgoode Home Support Services, Rideau Community Support Services and Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre into one rural Ottawa south service. In 2009, the three support

services began the process of creating ROSSS, which would focus specifically on serving rural residents in the region. Until July 31 the Western Ottawa centre was serving all of Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton and rural Goulbourn. ROSSS will take over the rural Goulbourn portion of their coverage area. ROSSS executive director Nancy Wilson said the change is positive, and will be beneficial for the seniors and other adults who use the services. “I think from the get go, when there was an envisioning of ROSSS, it was always

kind of framed as a centre of excellence for rural services,” she said. “We’re always trying to take a look at how we can best serve the local client.” On April 1, 2011 Osgoode Home Support and Rideau Community Support merged into ROSSS. Adding the Goulbourn region was supposed to take place April 1, 2012 but it was delayed several months due to logistics and resources. “It feels very right that we’re completing something that was started some time ago,” said Wilson. See EXPANDED on page 6

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Rural commuter coach to shut down this summer More riders needed to keep city route afloat Emma Jackson

EMC news – A North Dundas coach driver could cancel his rural transit route into Ottawa if he doesn’t attract more customers. Dan Grant, operator of South Mountain Stagecoach Transit, takes commuters from North Dundas, Osgoode and Greely into Ottawa every weekday in an effort to provide a rural transit service. However the route has never attracted enough patrons over the past three and a half years he’s been in business to bring his operation out of the red, and Grant said he can’t support the costs anymore. “The business has never grown past a certain number, it’s basically stagnant. It’s short of being in the black. So I cannot afford to put any more money into it,” he said. About 30 people a day use his service, which leaves Inkerman at 6:05 a.m. and works its way through North Dundas and the rural areas of Ottawa South before dropping passengers off along the OC Transpo transitway. The bus returns everyone home at the end of the day, with South Mountain passengers arriving at 6 p.m. Grant said in order for the

business to be viable, he needs more like 40 passengers for his 49-passenger bus. He planned to end the service on July 31 if he can’t recruit another 10 passengers. Unfortunately for Grant, it’s a hard sell. “The hardest thing to do is to get people out of their cars and into my coach, but once they do that they don’t want to go back to driving. People are so used to coming and going as they please,” he said. Certainly the flexibility of driving yourself is appealing, especially since those coach passengers furthest from the city are in for a 12-hour day from pick-up to drop-off. But Grant said the adjustment is worth it. “It’s certainly safer and more comfortable, and gives you some extra time in the morning. It’s a very low-stress way to get to work,” he said. For some, it can be quite cost effective, too. A North Dundas resident pays $246 for a monthly pass, which includes an adult OC Transpo pass worth $96.25 to use for transfers inside the urban boundary. For an Osgoode resident, the monthly cost is slightly less at $224, and for a Greely resident the pass costs $203.

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South Mountain Stagecoach Transit owner and operator Dan Grant will shut down his rural commuter coach service into the city of Ottawa if he doesn’t recruit more passengers. The route hits the Rideau Carleton Raceway, the airport, and all of the OC Transpo transitway stations between

South Keys and LeBreton. For a Greely resident, it may not seem like the best deal – for the $96.25 adult

OC Transpo pass alone, they could simply drive five minutes to the Leitrim Park and Ride to take a more cost effective journey with a more flexible schedule. But for a resident in Osgoode, Enniskerry or anywhere in the North Dundas region the service is revered by passengers as a lifeline – and regular passengers will be sad to see it go. Osgoode resident Karen Westrup said she always hoped for a transit option in Osgoode, and used the OC Transpo park and rides before Grant’s service began. Now that she takes the coach, however, she doesn’t want to go back to driving – not even to the Leitrim park and ride. “I’ve always thought of driving as a hassle, and dead time, since you can’t really do anything else while you drive. Plus, it seems so senseless to be stuck lined up behind so many other cars with one person in them, all going the same direction,” she said. Being on the bus’s schedule isn’t a problem, either. “My schedule is stable so the timetable is rarely a problem, and I can still drive if there is a need to get home earlier or to stay later. The fact that someone

else is driving and I have two hours a day to read instead of battling the traffic and the weather, I get to work rested and refreshed instead of frazzled,” she said.   Grant said he would like to see more co-operation between the municipalities affected by his service – one of the only coach commuters in the region that picks up passengers inside Ottawa’s boundary. He has reached out to Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson and North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan for help, and both have agreed to promote the service to their constituents as much as they can. “That’s one thing we can do that can be a pragmatic and helpful advertise the service to say you’ve got to either use it or lose it,” Duncan said. However Duncan said it’s not something his municipality will support financially or in any formal way. “Our insurance company has strongly advised against getting into that for liability reasons,” Duncan said. “More than anything it’s the exposure we put ourselves to, the risk we expose ourselves to. It’s not something we can get into.”


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High house prices don’t mean a tax hike Laura Mueller

EMC news - Ottawa residents shouldn’t go into a panic that their taxes are going to go up, even though house prices are on the rise in Ottawa, says the city’s deputy treasurer. This follows news that Ottawa has seen a 24 per cent increase in assessed home value over the last four years, according to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. That’s about the same annual increase the city has seen since 1980, according to MPAC. But “boutique” neighbourhoods like the Glebe, Westboro and other areas close to downtown are seeing increases above the 24 per cent average. Infill properties are in demand, the report reads, and “Ottawa’s greenbelt, increased

congestion and commuting times to suburban communities including Orleans, and the amenities that come with being the nation’s capital, have all combined to keep sale prices increasing in the city.” The city is preparing a communications strategy for the fall to get the word out that such a large increase in value doesn’t necessarily lead to a corresponding increase in property taxes. That’s when MPAC will be mailing notices to tell property owners their new assessments. “This does not mean that property owners in Ottawa will experience a 24-per-cent increase in municipal property tax,” deputy city treasurer Ken Hughes wrote to members of city council on July 25. “The effect of the change in the assessed value is different for each property.”

The city’s website will have an estimator tool so people can asses their tax impact when they receive their new assessment in the fall. Calculating how a change in a property’s value will affect how much property tax the homeowner pays is a complex calculation, but the main consideration is how an individual property’s assessed value increase relates to the 24 per cent city average. For instance, a property evaluated by MPAC as having increased in value by 24 per cent over the past four years would see a municipal property tax increase equal to any increase in the city budget approved by council. Accordingly, an assessment increase over 24 per cent means your taxes would go up by more than the percentage budget increase set by

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Report hopes to get Manotick moving Emma Jackson

EMC news – A new community report is hoping to transform the village of Manotick into an active transportation destination. The Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association released its report “Manotick on the Move” in July as a follow-up to a public forum held in April to discuss active transportation issues in the village. The April 17 forum welcomed active transportation expert Michael Haynes to provide guidance, and the group took a short walk around the village core to discuss what infrastructure is needed for pedestrians and cyclists. The group of about 40 people representing a wide range of community groups and demographics then came up with a top 10 list of priority projects that they would like to see completed within the next year. These include building more crosswalks on Manotick Main and Bridge Streets, improving active transportation education for residents, businesses and drivers, creating a pathway map of the village and installing bike racks at the Mews shopping centre. The list also calls for a sidewalk

along Long Island Road between Manotick Public School and St. Leonard Elementary School, better maintenance of the path between Long Island Road and David Bartlett Park, a permanent solution for the lack of public docking facilities in the village, and educational programming during Walk to School Week in September. MCPRA director at large Lori Gadzala said some of these priorities are already underway, and others will be easy enough for the association to implement. A crosswalk is already planned on Bridge Street as part of the new seniors’ residence, and the association will release a cycling pathway map this summer. Other items can be implemented rather quickly, like organizing Walk to School Week activities with area schools, installing bike racks at the Mews and improving education about active transportation, Gadzala said. Manotick Business Improvement Area director Donna Cooper said making Manotick more walkable is also good for business. “We can make it more accessible to walk there for dinner, have some wine, spend some money and not have to

drive,” Cooper said. She said the number one priority for the BIA is updating pedestrian infrastructure. “Our sidewalks are in really poor disrepair. There are people who have physical challenges and we’re not helping them. They have to be careful with our crumbling sidewalks,” Cooper said. She said the city is aware of the issue but has so far not responded – and only repaired really bad sections in a “piece meal” fashion when Manotick Main Street was last under construction. However there are more immediate projects the business community can embrace, including the installation of bike racks in public locations. “We put the park benches in, we put the garbage cans in. (Bike racks) would be a good next step to add to what we’ve already done to make it more user friendly,” Cooper said. Gadzala said she recognizes that the priority list’s six to 12 month timeline is “aggressive” and that the community must be patient to cross everything off the list, especially where the city is involved. “In a few years if we could have crosswalks on Bridge Street, a bike rack at the Mews and a sidewalk between the schools, I’d be thrilled. And I


A group of residents and community association representatives participated in an active transportation forum on April 17. think the community would be happy about that,” she said. Gadzala said one of the most positive outcomes of the forum was the level of consensus between the various community groups and residents who participated, including the Manotick Legion, Manotick Kiwanis, Rural Ottawa South Support Services, Watson’s Mill and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. During a group activity that measures the “active transportation quotient” for walkabil-

ity, bikeability and other uses out of a top score of 100, five different breakout groups all came up with relatively similar scores for each category. “People thought walkability was not bad, and they didn’t think our bikeability was very good at all,” she said. Walkability scored an average of 46 out of 100, and bikeability scored only 26.5 on average out of 100. Gadzala said the main issue in Manotick is connectivity. “People are interested in completing those connections,

so you can for example walk to the Mews and back without being on the road,” she said. Cooper said she would particularly like to see a new pathway developed that would connect the village core to Mahogany Harbour and the Minto development beyond. Gadzala said the association’s next step is to distribute its new cycling map, which includes basic pathway information, destinations, and photos. The map will be available across Manotick as well as in Ottawa.

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The councillor recognized that the rezoning would set a precedent for further building height amendments in the village, but also reminded residents that it’s just an application – it may not go through. However he warned that keeping the zoning to three storeys could put the historic buildings in danger of development. “If it doesn’t happen and it may very well not, it just changes the situation in terms of how we try to meet the mandate of the board while trying to see about keeping some of those buildings in public hands,” he said. Moffatt noted that there has been misinformation among residents claiming he actively supports the four-storey change. “I represent people, my opinion doesn’t really matter,” he said.

Given the “substantial amount of feedback” he’s received about the building height issue, the councillor said he will consider changing the application’s maximum building height back to 11 metres. It will all depend on the public consultation, he said. Beltzner said the height would never have become an issue if the board had discussed its plans with stakeholders and community associations before making its application, as private developers often do before they start the process. “The secrecy is what’s killing this thing. Because of the secrecy there was no opportunity for Moffatt to talk to the community before it went to the board,” he said. Beltzner said the board would have heard a resounding ‘no’ from the community. Moffatt brushed aside sug-

“Because of the secrecy there was no opportunity for Moffatt to talk to the community before it went to the board.” Klaus Beltzner, Manotick Village Community Association

gestions that the board has already been in discussions with developers who are pushing for a four storey zoning, noting that “we haven’t even done an expression of interest yet. This is where people get in trouble, because people spread rumours like this,” he said. When asked if any developers were specifically looking for a four-storey zoning, Moffatt said, “due to conflict of interest I shouldn’t respond to that.” He cited that the board operates in confidentiality.

Moffatt said the controversy around the building height has taken away from the positive aspects of the board’s plan for the square. These include a public access easement that protects the square’s green space in perpetuity and a set of architectural guidelines that will dictate what the building can look like. Beltzner said he fully supports some of the zoning application’s other aspects, including the proposed uses (including condos, boutiques, bars and restaurants, galleries or office space) and the 120 square metre limit placed on ground floor uses. He said he has some concerns about the architectural guidelines and would like more consultation. But his first concern is taking the 13.5 metre building height off the application. “It goes back to the days when you’re sitting in the field and you look at the skyline and you see the church steeples and the mill,” he said. All members of the public are invited to the consultation at the Manotick Arena. Comments can also be forwarded to Moffatt at scott.

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She said there will certainly be challenges to covering the now enormous catchment area, which equals about one third of the city of Ottawa. But ROSSS is committed to developing the services available to residents living in the rural part of Goulbourn Township, she said. The organization received a one-time project grant of $17,000 from the city to facilitate some program development, and staff is looking for a part-time outreach office in the Richmond area. “There’s not a full core basket of services currently in place, but we will strive to do that,” she said, noting that all support service centres in the Ottawa Community Support Coalition attempt to provide “services close to home.” Rideau-Goulbourn Scott Moffatt said it’s a positive change. “It’s going to improve their ability to serve the rural area. They’re taking over Goulbourn in terms of transportation, and I’m pretty

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EMC community – Visitors are invited to a romantic evening of wine, dancing and snacks at Watson’s Mill during its annual wine tasting event on August 10. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can taste a number of different wines from across the province, all in support of the Raise the Roof campaign to replace the mill’s badly leaking roof. Special events co-ordinator Ashley McAllister said the popular event will focus on wines that visitors likely haven’t tried. “It’s more fun for people to try things they haven’t tried before, so we’re trying to get some really new ones or really small wineries to make it more exciting,” she said. She said the mill is particularly trying to attract interesting wineries from the Niagara and Prince Edward Country regions, two of Ontario’s best wine regions. For $35, each guest can taste five different wines, with the opportunity to buy extra samples for $2 each. Wineries will set up a station with representatives to explain each wine and help pair it with some of the hors d’oeuvres prepared by local caterer Sucre Salé. The event will also include a balloon raffle, which McAl-

lister said provides “instant gratification” to those who pay to pop a balloon for a prize. For $20, each balloon contains a number which corresponds to a prize on the table – all of which are worth about $30 or more. “Its so much fun,” McAllister said, noting that businesses have really co-operated to put really good gift packages together. “It’s a good example of everybody in the village teaming up to make really exciting prizes.” The evening’s fundraising effort will be taken to a new level this year, thanks to a new partnership with the Scotiabank branch in Riverside South. The bank is selling tickets in advance, and will match any money their employees raise up to $5,000. McAllister said this is a huge win for the mill and the Raise the Roof campaign. “It literally doubles the Mike Stoodley 613-688-1675 Email: We also provide flyer printing & distribution services Discover how WagJag can develop new marketing opportunities for your business.

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Beer, wine don’t belong on every corner


re they drunk? The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is pressing the province to allow corner stores to sell beer and wine. At first blush the idea seems attractive, offering the convenience of more locations to pick up our libations. Some convenience stores in rural locations are already licensed to sell beer and wine. And of course corner store owners love the idea. The ability to sell alcoholic

beverages can only serve to drive more traffic to these small businesses; customers who will potentially buy other items. But while this argument may offer a lot of dollars (for corner store owners), it is lacking in sense. There’s a reason why the sale of wine and beer is restricted to limited locations. Easier access to beer and wine translates into easier access for those who are underage. Loosening the restriction on where beer and wine may

be sold will provide more opportunities for youth to obtain alcoholic drinks. If Ontario follows the example of Quebec and puts beer and wine in convenience stores, teens will have a wide variety of outlets to choose from, where they can hang around outside and pester adults for a litre of wine or a six-pack of beer. The consumption of alcohol causes more problems than other drugs used recreationally, so why would we want to make it easier for our

children to obtain it? According to a 2010 report by Britain’s Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack cocaine and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed. According to MADD, following the privatization of alcohol sales in Alberta, Calgary police reported a rise in impaired driving charges and family violence in areas of the city with the highest concentration of liquor stores.

Don’t be swayed by the argument that ease of access will translate into lower prices. There’s no guarantee that prices will lower or even that the selection available will be as good as at the Beer Store or LCBO. Without that guarantee this is an idea not even worth discussing. Keep in mind that the average corner store won’t have the shelf space to provide a wide selection. Customers may be stuck with a few major brands of beer, two white wines and two reds. Even though purchases would be more convenient for some people, a reduced selection

and no price advantage is no improvement on today. The price of alcoholic beverages sold at corner stores may even go up compared to those sold at LCBO stores. Who sells a bottle of Pepsi for less – a large grocery store or a small corner store? If they catch the premier during a tipsy moment and this idea flies, what happens if it turns out to have been a big mistake? It may prove difficult to take away licences to sell booze if they are handed out. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has already rejected the idea. We should all raise a glass and offer him a toast.


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’m 41 weeks pregnant and I’ve decided pregnancy is now my permanent state of being. For those of you who don’t know, 41 weeks means I am exactly one week past my due date. It also means that, for the past four weeks, I’ve been on tenterhooks: anticipating baby’s arrival at any moment, thinking every cramp from a bad strawberry is a contraction, altering my labour plan daily to make sure we had a neighbour on-call to look after our older children, unsure how far to drive or to travel as a passenger. Every morning I wake up with leg and back cramps. Until I stretch for five minutes, I’m pretty sure it’s “time.” Every morning I’ve been wrong. Every evening, I make sure camp lunches are diligently made, the bathroom is relatively tidy, and all the laundry folded or hidden in a cupboard. I’ve decided what people call “nesting,” is actually unsustainably impeccable housekeeping driven by the fear that strangers may come to the house at any moment. The first weeks around my due date, my husband was pretty patient. “No rush,” he said. He was on VBPL (vacation before parental leave) and using the time to complete a few things on his long list of home renovations. On a hot July weekend just before my due date, we decided it really wasn’t the best weekend to have a baby, as everyone we knew seemed to be out of town, including my midwife. “Let’s wait until Tuesday,” we decided, and we went to the beach. Tuesday came and went. Another weekend loomed. “Let’s wait until after the weekend,”

we said. “No rush.” We watched movies, did some gardening, made pies and did other activities that one can only do with a family of four. Before we knew it, Monday arrived. “Monday’s not a good day to have a baby,” I said. “We’re always rushed on Mondays. Besides, we have relatives in town for supper tomorrow. Let’s wait until Wednesday.” And then it was Wednesday. And I was officially a week overdue. And here I am. Everyone, except my husband and children, consider me to be “quite cheerful” under the circumstances. They all ask me how I’m feeling and pat my belly as if it’s public property. They tell me I look great, and I’m “all baby,” that “there’s no fat on me” (they haven’t seen my thighs), and ask me how long I can go before the baby makes its arrival. And everybody generously shares details about their labour and birth horror stories – to make me feel better about the whole dreaded process, I suppose. Although people are very kind, and I’m sure they mean well, their condescension makes me feel, frankly, like a bit of a freak. But really, it’s not too hard to make a 9.25months’ pregnant woman feel a little weird: I’m already carrying an extra 32 pounds; in the last couple of weeks, waddling has become a more natural way to put one foot in front of the other; and boy, you should see me in a bathing suit! I’ve maintained my public game face – “all I want is a healthy baby whenever it’s ready to arrive” – but admittedly, I’m ready to reclaim my uterus. I wasn’t sure how to start the conversation with baby to let it know it’s time for it to make a move. Then out of the blue, a friend posted something unusually supportive on my Facebook wall. “Your timing is perfect and elegant,” she wrote, quoting Regena Thomashauer, owner of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. I read it aloud to baby. Let’s see what today brings. Charles Gordon’s column will return.

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A) No. The current system works just fine for me.

A) Follow Rob Ford’s example and ask for provincial funding to fight gang-violence.


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B) Increase the police budget to hire more police officers to patrol the problem areas.


D) I could care less – I don’t drink.

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National pride runs high at Canada House Brian McNair

EMC sports - It’s not like beer is the most important thing in the world to me – I really do love my wife and kids more – but it was still nice to see Canadian being served at Canada House in London Thursday, July 26.

It was a wildly Canadian atmosphere, after all, chockfull of optimism on the outskirts of Trafalgar Square and with the official opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games looming just over a day away. And while it was nice to see such dignitaries as Mar-


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EMC sports - There are few things more Canadian than hockey and moose, and both can be easily spotted outside Team Canada’s residence within the Olympic Village. A big red moose statue stands proudly – and permanently throughout the 2012 Olympics – just outside the doorway of Canada’s 11-floor building that is decorated with flags and huge C-A-N-A-D-A letters running down the middle-floor balconies. Off to the side are a couple of hockey nets, which were being put to good use during a media tour of the village on Thursday, July 26. Among the players was Thomas Gossland, a Vancouver swimmer who doesn’t normally play the game, but was having a blast nonetheless as he gears up for his 4x100metre freestyle relay race on Sunday. “I don’t know who brought them, but I just saw the nets and a few hours later there were sticks out,” Gossland said during a brief break in the action. “It’s awesome,” he said when asked his impression of the village so far, two days into his visit. “It was really overwhelming to come here. I’ve never been to a Games environment before, but everything in Canada House from what I can see is set up great, and the dining hall is huge. It’s pretty overwhelming. I’ve already been to the aquatic centre and it’s gi-normous. It’s pretty exciting too.” The village as a whole is a remarkable feat of planning and engineering, the culmination of a process that began shortly after London learned of its successful bid some seven years ago. The idea is to provide all the

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Blais wants action plan on gun and gang crime Laura Mueller

EMC news - With gun incidents on track to reach double the number of shootings Ottawa had last year, Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais wants the city to create a plan to tackle gun and gang crime. There have been 27 gunrelated incidents in Ottawa so far this year, compared to 23 cases in all of 2011. While there are many city programs and initiatives from non-profit groups aimed at preventing youth from getting involved with gangs, they lack a co-ordinated approach, Blais said. “There’s not a common game plan that everyone is following. There is not a playbook,” Blais said. “Unless there is a playbook to follow and a quarterback calling the plays, you tend to have a lack of co-ordination, which leads to questionable results and the inability to measure progress, which means resources are being used inefficiently.” Blais wants to see a few other changes, including updates to the city’s gun discharge bylaw, which hasn’t kept pace with the city’s urban boundary expansion. Some

populated rural areas of the city, including Millennium Park in Cumberland ward, still fall within the area within which people can legally discharge firearms. Blais also wants new zoning rules to define locations where merchants could sell firearms. That would be in addition to provincial and federal rules related to licensing merchants who sell firearms and ammunition. Banning “violent criminals” from subsidized public housing is another Blais’ goals, but he will have to settle on sending a letter calling on the provincial government to enact that legislation, since it is not within the city’s purview. “The provincial government should allow us to ban thugs, convicted of serious crimes, especially ones involving guns, from living off of the taxpayer in public housing,” Blais stated in a press release. Much of what Blais wants the city to do is already part of the mandate of Crime Prevention Ottawa, but Blais said CPO deals with much broader issues. Plus, CPO’s resources are

limited, with only a couple of city staffers working on collaborative crime prevention measures. No one from CPO was available to comment at press time. Still, Blais said he doesn’t want his ideas to put an additional burden on the city or police budget. “Perhaps we need to redistribute (funds) from other areas,” he said. Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said it’s good that Blais wants to contribute his ideas. The police chief has already spoken out on this issue and announced the police service and Crime Prevention Ottawa will host a symposium in the fall to tackle the issue of gang violence. Bordeleau revealed he was planning the symposium last week, after Premier Dalton McGuinty announced $12.5 million for violence-prevention programs, including $7.5 million for the provincial antiviolence intervention strategy that funds the Ottawa police unit which deals with gun and gang crime. Another idea Blais proposed is to ask Ottawa police to hold a gun amnesty program to allow people to turn


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Resource centre golfing for green Emma Jackson

EMC news – The Live and Learn resource centre in Metcalfe is hosting its first annual golf tournament on Wednesday, August 15 at the Metcalfe Golf Course to fundraise for its family and early-learning programs. It costs $100 per golfer to play, and the event will include a silent auction and 50/50 draw to raise even more funds. A shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. will send golfers onto the green for 18 holes of golf,

and afterwards they’ll enjoy a roast beef dinner. The resource centre is part of Rural Family Connections, a non-profit umbrella organization that also runs a co-operative nursery school and a daycare. The resource centre relies on community donations and grants from community funding groups. This year the centre lost its United Way funding, and has been scrambling since the spring to keep some of its key programs running, including the Ready to Learn kindergarten

program and the Books to Explore early literacy program. Shepheard said fundraisers like this are important to keep the centre’s doors open. “We bring in services to the area like the dental screenings and we have a public health nurse that comes in regularly, and there wouldn’t be a place for them to come if we weren’t here,” she said. Programs only charge a voluntary drop-in fee, which doesn’t cover the cost of delivery. For tickets call Shepheard at 613-821-2899. File

The food, fun and frauliens will be moving to Barrhaven this year thanks to a partnership between the Rotary Club of Ottawa Kanata Sunrise and the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area. The partnership means the annual Ottawa Oktoberfest festivities will kick off Sept. 28 at Clarke Fields.

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EMC news – The food, froth and frauliens will move to Clarke Fields thanks to a successful bid by the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area. The annual Ottawa Oktoberfest – put on each year by the Rotary Club of Ottawa Kanata Sunrise – is moving from last year’s location at the Richmond fairgrounds. “The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area is pleased

to have won the bid to assist in making this year’s Oktoberfest Ottawa event the biggest and boldest yet,” said executive director Andrea Steenbakkers. “This event will draw thousands of festival goers from across the region and we will be sure to give them a warm Barrhaven welcome.” The festivities will kick off Sept. 28 and continue to the 30th. The first day will include traditional German Oktoberfest oompah music

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After just two months, I am proud to say that the community of Osgoode and surrounding areas have exceeded our fundraising goal of $3000. With contributions from Scotiabank, Giant Tiger, the Metcalfe Lions, the Vernon Women’s Institute and a generous contribution from an anonymous donor, we have raised almost $4000. Combined with an application for a $3000 grant from Veterans Affairs Canada, we hope to ultimately have $7000 to complete this important project. The goal is to start renovation on the cenotaph in September. The work will include cleaning up the monuments and flag base, repairing a damaged name that is currently missing a letter, and adding four names to a new sub-base that will be installed on the World War I monument. Each of the four missing soldiers is connected to the former Osgoode Township in some way, and each has made an important contribution to Canada. Private Ernest Bonsall lived in the Osgoode Township from 1902 until 1915, when his family moved to Ottawa. At five-foot six-inches tall, Private Bonsall left Canada on June 2, 1917, never to return. Though his remains were never found, his name appears on the Ypres Memorial in Belgium. Private William Edward Murphy, known to his friends and family as “Eddie Murphy”, grew up in Osgoode and attended the Osgoode Village School until he enlisted on May 15, 1918. Records indicate that Private Murphy died shortly after, on November 14th of that year. Private E. Thomas Henry Poole was a farmer who enlisted in the forces on June 19, 1916, declaring his place of residence as Vernon. Private Poole left Canada for Europe on June 9, 1917 but was severely wounded a year later with gunshot wounds to the head, back and abdomen. On September 7, 1918, he succumbed to his injuries and was buried in France. Gunner Arthur Workman was born in Vernon and enlisted on November 19, 1915 from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He set sail for England on March 12, 1916 and died a year later, likely due to wounds suffered during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Gunner Workman was only 21 years old when he died. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with this initiative along the way. Special thanks to Coreen Atkins-Sheldrick who discovered these missing names, and Rob Brewster from the Osgoode Village Community Association who has been instrumental throughout the process. I look forward to seeing many of you out at our ground-breaking ceremony this fall and at the newlyrenovated cenotaph during this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. Pierre Poilievre MP, Nepean-Carleton



Food ‘n’ Stuff sugar substitute if you wish. If you don’t have any tarragon, you can substitute basil. The last recipe is for a marinade that you can use with fresh salmon, pork chops or chicken. After marinating, they can be barbecued or baked in the oven. This recipe calls for fresh ginger, but powdered ginger can also be used. The soy sauce gives additional flavour as well as colour.

1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 1 tbsp. white sugar 1 tsp. tarragon or basil Combine all the ingredients in a small jar, close the lid tightly, then shake. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavours blend.

1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tbsp. soy sauce 3 tbsp. sherry 2 sliced green onions Combine all the ingredients. To use, arrange the fish or meat in a single layer in a shallow glass or ceramic dish. Pour the marinade over this then turn each piece to coat both sides. Cover and refrigerate for about two hours. Drain and discard the marinade before cooking the meat.


1 cup cottage cheese 1/4 cup white wine 2 to 4 tbsp. milk 1 tbsp. or more of white sugar. TOMATO TARRAGON DRESSING

1/2 cup tomato juice 2 tbsp. lemon juice

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his week I’m passing along three recipes that are all worth trying. The first is for a low-calorie creamy topping that you can use instead of whipping cream on fresh fruit, crepes or cake. Made with cottage cheese and flavoured with wine, this can be sweetened with either sugar or a sugar substitute. With raspberries in season, I serve this topping over crepes filled with fresh berries. When we run out of crepes, I spread it on thick slices of toasted homemade bread then top that with raspberries. You might want to try the same idea with fresh peaches for a Sunday brunch treat. Use a blender if you have one to make this rather than an electric mixer. The blades of the blender break up the lumps of cottage cheese so that the topping ends up almost as smooth as whipped cream. The second recipe is for a quick, tasty salad dressing that goes well on any green salad. Made with tomato juice and flavoured with tarragon, this has a slightly sweet flavour. It can also be made with a


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SHOPPERS DRUG MART OFFERS ELEVATED LEVEL OF SERVICE IN HEALTH, BEAUTY AND CONVENIENCE AT NEWEST LOCATION IN MANOTICK (July 25, 2012) Toronto, ON – Shoppers Drug Mart is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new location in Manotick, Ontario on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, the new store located at Main & Bridge, 5230 Mitch Owens Road in Manotick will service customers and patients with a team of over 35

skilled staff from the local community. “We are very excited about the grand opening of this new Shoppers Drug Mart in Manotick,” says pharmacist owner Mohamed Ali. “Our services and product offerings will allow our team of pharmacy professionals, beauty experts and front store staff to better accommodate the needs of our patients and customers. We have

selected our staff meticulously allowing us to create a strong team of professionals; therefore, we are confident that this new store will quickly become a trusted resource among the Manotick community in fulfilling their everyday health, beauty, and convenience needs. We are looking forward to serving the community with excellence.” With this new 18,000

square foot location, Shoppers Drug Mart will offer more health, beauty and convenient essentials. In the beautyBoutique™, customers will find new and exciting cosmetics, derm and fragrance brands including, but not limited to, Artdeco, Benefit, Lise Watier, Estée Lauder, Smashbox, and Stila. The store will carry a great selection of vitamins and supple-

ments in the Healthy Living section and the expanded Fresh for You section features a larger assortment of everyday food items including milk, eggs, bread and the popular Nativa Organics line and a frozen food section full of quick and delicious meal solutions. Enhanced convenient services include greater digital photo processing capabilities and accessories.

Residents are invited to celebrate Shoppers Drug Mart’s grand opening on Saturday, August 4th, at 8:00 a.m. and take part in a variety of activities and specials. In addition to limited time offers, the grand opening will also have a draw for a chance to win a $50 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card, FREE cosmetic makeovers & skin analysis, and a FREE Shoppers Drug Mart eco•bag filled with Life Brand, Baléa, Nativa, Simply Food and Quo products (for the first 200 customers). About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

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Pioneer Day at the Osgoode Township Museum Michelle Nash

Mackenzie Belanger and her brother and sister bounced around in the bouncy castle at Pioneer Day at the Osgoode Township Museum on July 21.

Back in time Roely Staal keeps this 1912 gas engine going for onlookers at Pioneer Day at the Osgoode Township Museum on July 21. Staal said this machine would have been used on farms before hydro was available. The engine has a number of different uses on the farm, including being used to saw wood. Michelle Nash

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Stephanie Gloutney gives walking on stilts a try at the Osgoode Township Museum on July 21. The museum’s biggest event of the year features a barbecue, games and a chance to go back in time.





Pumpkin is a spayed female, orange tabby Domestic Longhair cat who is about six years old. She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on July 13. Pumpkin loves to eat… but only dry food. She has a laid back personality, and will even let you carry her around like a baby. Pumpkin gets along well with other cats, children and adults. She may be shy around people she doesn’t know at first, but she loves to receive affection once she is comfortable with you. Pumpkin would love a sunny spot to take a catnap 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

Trussle is an unaltered female, sable and white Dwarf Campbell hamster. She is about seven months old and was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on July 21. Trussle’s large incisor teeth continually grow, so she will need lots of chew toys and things to gnaw on to wear down her teeth to prevent them from overgrowing. Hamsters have docile temperaments and relatively clean habits. Hamsters are friendly and when handled often, they become quite tame. Some will acknowledge their owners and will eagerly look for treats when approached. Hamsters should be handled gently, scooping them up and cradling them in the palms of your hands. Hamsters have poor eyesight but a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. Because they cannot see very well they are not as sure-footed and steady on their feet as some other animals. They can very easily fall off of furniture or tables and should be held or contained when out of their cage.

A QUICK GUIDE TO HAMSTERS A pet hamster may require taming.

Before adopting a pet hamster, consider the following:

If you allow your hamster outside the cage, supervise him or her very carefully —hamsters are good at hiding in tight spots and have poor eyesight so cannot easily find their way.

Hamsters need nutritious food, fresh water and a clean habitat daily. Hamsters need daily exercise and play. All household members should understand how to hold and play with a hamster, and they should all be as eager as you to welcome a hamster into the family. Hamsters are nocturnal, requiring cleaning, feeding and handling in the late afternoon or evening.

Hamsters are nocturnal and can become cranky if you disturb their daytime sleep. Try to limit cleaning, feeding and handling to the late afternoon and evening. Accommodate your hamster’s natural rhythms, and you will find an eager companion.

Place your hamster’s cage in a dimly lit room, away from drafts, direct sunlight and noise. Find a location that will allow the hamster to sleep during the day and family members to sleep at night. Select a spacious cage with a solid, deep bottom. You can choose from wire cages, aquariums and plastic cages. Plastic cages full of tubes and tunnels can be fun for a


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Be sure to check any cage closely for secure fastenings. Hamsters love to escape! Since hamsters are solitary, private animals, your pet will appreciate a hiding house. An old cardboard box will double as a gnawing object. Shred white, unscented tissues to provide nesting material. Dog biscuits or twigs from a pesticide-free beech, maple or fruit tree will help keep your hamster’s teeth properly worn down. Supplement your hamster’s pellet food mix with alfalfa pellets and fresh vegetables and fruits, such as spinach, lettuce, apple and cauliflower to help keep your pet healthy. A hayrack filled with hay can provide necessary roughage, and a salt lick can prevent mineral deficiencies. Never offer beans, apple seeds, parsley, tomatoes, or green or sprouted potatoes: all are poisonous to hamsters.

Fino My name is Fino. (pronounced feeno with the accent on the last syllable. ) I am practicing my aaahhh’s for the Stairwell Carollers’ auditions starting on August 22, 2012. The director, Pierre Massie is looking for tenors, basses and sopranos. I want to be part of the fun. PS I also like to play with the other cats’ tails: Pacha, Sweetie and Spring. We are a big happy family. Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: attention “Pet of the Week”

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Hamsters have become one of the most popular small pets. Frisky and fun to watch, hamsters tend to sleep during the day and play at night. Hamsters warm to human companions, but don’t welcome the company of their own kind. A single hamster can provide hours of enjoyment as you watch your pet frolic and stuff his or her cheeks with seed. The average life span for a hamster is two years.


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No one ever looked forward to ‘potato bug day’


ather was not going to be bitten twice. No-sir-eee. It sounded like a good idea the year before when he saw the ad in a farm magazine. It was guaranteeing an easy way to kill potato bugs and he sent off $2 for the latest invention which was going to put an end to one of the most hated jobs on the farm. What arrived were two pieces of small flat board about 10 centimetres square and instructions to put the potato bug on one piece and slam it dead with the other. Of course, you had to pick off the bug first. Father knew he had been had, as he chucked the two pieces of wood into the Findlay Oval and watched his two dollars go up in smoke. He wasn’t going to fall for something like that again - he may have only had a junior fourth-level education, but knew a crooked deal when he saw one. Now, Father loved farming. He loved his land and he loved his livestock, but what he couldn’t abide was picking off potato bugs. Yet it was a job that had to be done if we were ever to realize a good crop of potatoes for winter. So this time of year, when the plants were high, filled with blossoms and in a few

weeks ready to be dug up for the new potatoes, we could also see hundreds of miserable little bugs eating to their hearts content on what would surely be the end of our crop and a disaster if left alone. We called it ‘potato bug day’ and Emerson said you looked forward to it as much as you looked forward to a trip into Renfrew to get a tooth pulled. We hated the job with a passion and with Father lamenting about it, didn’t make it any easier. The entire family got into the job, we five children, Mother and Father. We were told the night before, just before we went to bed and it was enough to keep you tossing and turning most of the night. Of course, my brother Emerson didn’t make the job any easier for me when he told me one of the Kallies boys got rabies from potato bugs. My sister Audrey said to pay him no heed - it was impossible to get rabies from a potato bug. This greatly put my mind at ease. Audrey, 11 years older than I was, was very clever. At breakfast, Father sat like a black cloud at the head of the table. Mother said we would leave cleaning up the kitchen so that we could get out to the potato field before

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories the hot sun was at its cruelest. We followed Father to the drive shed where seven little tin cans were lined up on a plank like soldiers. Father took the old battered coal-oil can and filled each tin half full with coal-oil and we headed out, down the hill behind the barn and the silo, each of us with our own ammunition to get rid of the despised potato bugs. The potato patch was about twice the size of our garden. We were big potato eaters. Father expected them fried for breakfast, creamed for lunch at noon and if there were any left over, fried with bacon fat and onions for supper. We could end up with many bags in the cellar if we were lucky. And of course, there wasn’t a smidgen wasted either. The peels were fed to the pigs and it wasn’t unusual for Mother to barter in Renfrew for supplies either. A bag of potatoes could mean more than two kilograms of sugar, a bag

of green tea and even a few yards of print from Briscoe’s General Store. So it was important that we save the crop from the potato bugs. It was no easy job picking off the bugs. There were no gloves to protect your fingers. The only time I ever saw a pair of rubber gloves was when old Dr. Murphy took out my tonsils. No, you took a hold of the potato bug between your thumb and finger and pulled it off the leaf, and popped it into the tin of coal oil. We went up and down the rows of potatoes, covered from head to toe to keep off the mosquitoes and the flies, with sweat pouring down our backs. We wore straw hats and gum rubbers. If we were lucky and worked quickly we could finish the whole patch in the better part of a day. We didn’t even stop for lunch, so anxious were we to finish the job and you wouldn’t dare speak to Father

unless it was something very important. He hated the job so much, he was in vile humour most of the day, which was very unusual for Father. When we finished the entire patch, we went into the summer kitchen and stripped down to our underwear and Mother would have lined up seven wash basins, using the pot she used for bleaching the tea towels. With hot water from the reservoir, we scrubbed our hands until they were red and washed any other part of our body we could get at without being completely naked. It took the better part of the evening before Father got rid of the scowl on his face and not before he could be heard muttering to himself in

German, which Audrey said were swear words, which he wouldn’t dare say in English in front of Mother. If we were lucky, the potato bugs were finished for the year. I often wondered if they died a slow and agonizing death in the coal oil. As I was going through a very religious spell in my young life at the time, I said a silent prayer that there was a potato bug heaven where they would find lots of potato plants to eat and where they could escape their coal oil deaths. I knew in my heart, Father would feel very differently about them, and if he prayed, it would be that we had seen the last of them for another year.




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“Every patient is different in their own way, and everyone has a story that’s touching,” said Reaume, who is also the director of the Hospital’s medical oncology training program. But one story he heard during the inaugural Ride the Rideau event in 2010 – The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event in support of cancer research at the Hospital – was particularly unforgettable.

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EMC news - Greely teen James Rickards, a Colonel By Secondary School graduate, has started his summer off well – he returned from the prestigious International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Argentina with a silver medal. The competition pits 550 of the top high school math students in the world up against each other, with half getting medals in the gold, silver or bronze levels. This is the second medal for Rickards, who also competed last year in the Netherlands at the IMO. But it was the top ever finish for Canada at the competition this year, with a fifth place team finish. “We had the right blend of people,” Rickards said. “It was by far out best result. Last year we all had medals, but we didn’t do as well.”

Prior to the competition, Canada’s six competitors went to Banff, Alta. to prepare with practice questions. “That’s really the best way to prepare, just more (math) problems,” Rickards said. At the competition, which featured opening ceremonies on the first day, competitors are put into a large room and given three problems to solve in four and a half hours. Answers are scored, and totaled from both days of competition out of 42 to determine who falls in the gold, silver and bronze medal range. And for Rickards, another silver medal means he’s one of the top high school math students in the entire world. The recent international baccalaureate program graduate travelled from Greely to Colonel By, about a 45 minute trip, each day for high school – on top of the university level mathematics work he did. He had finished Ontario’s

high school math curriculum by the end of elementary school and published an original math paper on polynomials in the American Mathematical Monthly in 2011. And in the fall, the 17-yearold will leave for the prestigious Cambridge University in England to study math at Trinity College on a $150,000 Blyth Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship. He’ll be only one of 40 students studying math at Trinity College. At Cambridge, he’ll be joined by the entire United Kingdom team from the International Mathematical Olympiad, as well as other international competitors. It was a highlight of the competition for Rickards, with over 100 countries in attendance. “Besides the competition, you meet a lot of people from all over the world,” he said.


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August 5:

A free Sunday afternoon piano concert will take place on the lawn of Dickinson House in Manotick from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on August 5. Dickinson House is located at 1127 Mill Street, opposite Watson’s Mill. Rowena Pearl will perform a selection of melodies dating from the late 1800s to the 1940s. In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside Dickinson House.

August 10:

Enjoy the Watson’s Mill annual wine tasting event on Friday, August 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. Multiple wineries, live music, great appetizers, prizes and more. Tickets are $35 in support of Watson’s Mill and Raise the Roof project. Sponsored by Scotiabank Riverside South Branch. Call for details: 613-692-6455.

August 11-12:

The MS Bike Tour leaving from Greely on Saturday,

August 11 and Sunday, August 12 is in GREAT need of volunteers. The organizers really need people to man rest stops in Metcalfe, Marionville, Chesterville and Bush Glen. Anyone who is interested in donating a few hours to help a great cause should contact my Office as soon as possible. Over 700 riders will be leaving from the Greely Legion on Mitch Owens Road, travelling through Metcalfe and then on their way to Cornwall. Riders will then return to the Greely Legion on August 12 for a huge barbecue. To register for the Bike Tour, please visit

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 we will produce Peter Pan. The camp will run from Tuesday through Friday from 1 until 4 p.m. for two weeks, culminating with

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a free public performance of the play at 3 p.m. on the last Friday of the camp. The camp is $50 per child for the entire two weeks, and includes afternoon snacks each day of the camp. Please call 613-821-4062 to register.

August 15:

Come to the 1st Annual Live & Learn Resource Centre Golf Tournament! On behalf of Councillor Doug Thompson and Rural Family Connections, we are very pleased to announce our 1st Annual Live & 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 613821-2899.

August 18:

You and your family and friends are invited to a free showing of the movie Courageous at Trinity Bible church, 4101 Stagecoach Rd., Osgoode on Saturday, August 18 or Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit the Osgoode Township Museum for an adult workshop to discover how to use doilies and other household items to create fun and attractive lamp shades and summer lanterns for inside your home and outside on your patio or balcony. The program runs from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for this workshop is $25 per person. All materials will be provided. Please call 613821-4062 to register.

August 21:

The city of Ottawa will host an open house to discuss designs for a new neighbourhood park in the Shadow Ridge Phase 2 development in Greely. On Tuesday, August 21 city staff will offer a presentation and a chance to ask questions and provide feedback from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greely Community Centre. For more information contact Jennifer Hemmings at 613-580-2424 ext 20157.


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 us on the web at Effective August 1, 2012 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 volunteer transportation drivers in this new catchment area. Call 613-692-4697. Bonding With Baby: A four-week session focusing on infant massage and baby sign language. From July 19 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. Incorporated in the workshops will be information on your baby’s development from the Parents as Teachers program. The Live and Learn Resource Centre in Metcalfe has orga-

Watson’s Mill, Manotick hosts a Farmers 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 Watson’s Mill used book sale, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of titles, great selection, tidy, affordable – all in support of the mill. Call 613-692-6455 for details. Old Time Music and Country Dance, first Friday of every month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5 per person. Yearly memberships available. Free for musicians and singers. Come 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 for you. Find the prima donna in you, develop life skills, or just make friends and have fun! You have a choice of three one-week camps in July. Summer camps will be taking place at the Old Metcalfe Town Hall, 8243 Victoria Street

in Metcalfe. The price to attend the Summer Camp is $190 per child per week. For more information, visit www. 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 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 www. 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. Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join our activities and meet some new friends. Activities include: bridge, scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, sightseeing, travel cafes and craft hours. For more information call 613-860-0548 or 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. The club is accessible by OC Transpo #144, and has free parking. Info at 613-821-0414.

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Manotick EMC - Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Manotick EMC  

August 2, 2012