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No big, new promises in draft budget Rural homeowners would pay an extra $50 on municipal tax bill Laura Mueller

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EMC news – The City of Ottawa’s “stay the course” draft budget means the average homeowner in the rural area would pay an extra $50 on the municipal portion of their tax bill next year. It’s the smallest tax increase in six years and at 1.98 per cent, it falls below city council’s commitment to keep tax hikes at 2.5 per cent each year. As the mayor indicated before the budget was released, it’s a plan that mostly sees city services maintained and the continuation of existing projects, but not a lot of new spending. “There are many items contained in budget 2013 that will assist citizens in each and every ward and each and every neighbourhood right across this wonderful city,” Mayor Jim Watson said during his lengthy speech to council before tabling the budget. Community design plans promised for areas around future light rail stations will be funded to the tune of $300,000. Two new city plans approved last year – the Older Adult Plan and the Arts, Heritage and Culture Plan – will get $500,000 and $1 million respectively towards their implementation. The city plans to boost funding to fight the emerald ash borer by $975,000, bringing annual funding for pesticide treatments and replanting to $1.8 million. There is also money for 16 new crossing guards. After public consultations, city council is set to approve

the budget on Nov. 28. TRANSPORTATION

Of course, the major transportation project in 2013 will be the start of construction on the first section of the city’s $2.1-billion light-rail transit system, including a tunnel under the downtown. The city is also proposing to sprinkle $4.9 million worth of traffic-signal changes around the city. There will be some new signals and alterations to existing signals, and additional audible signals for the vision impaired. The widening of Greenbank Road between Malvern and Strandherd in Barrhaven South will cost $43.5 million this year. The road will go from two lanes to four. In Manotick, a signalized pedestrian crossing is planned for the intersection at Bridge Street and Dickinson Circle, in preparation for a coming seniors’ residence. Bankfield Road and First Line Road are also on the list for traffic signals and/or intersection modifications. The draft budget includes some money to do preliminary work on the Jockvale Road project to widen the road from the newly constructed Longfields/Jockvale link to Cambrian Road. The project also includes a new two-lane bridge over the Jock River to accommodate a total of four lanes of traffic. In 2013, the section from the river to Cambrian Road will be widened, while the extension to Prince of Wales Drive won’t come until 201516. See CITY page 6

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No truck study planned for 2013 Emma Jackson

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EMC news – A city-wide review of Ottawa’s truck routes has not been included in the city’s draft 2013 budget unveiled on Oct. 24. The Manotick Village Community Association, led by president Klaus Beltzner, was pushing city staff, members of the transportation committee and Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt to include the study as part of the city’s transportation master plan, which will move forward next year. Beltzner said the $250,000 truck study is needed in or-

der to reduce and reroute the number of heavy trucks travelling through Manotick on their way to Highway 416. The load, he said, should be shared between all south-end communities. While the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge currently under construction between Riverside South and Barrhaven is supposed to relieve some of the truck traffic on Bridge Street and Hunt Club Road, it is not yet designated a truck route on the city’s maps. The arterials that connect to it, such as Earl Armstrong Road and Strandherd Road up to Woodroffe Avenue, are not considered truck routes either.

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Canal season to remain intact in 2013 Shortened hours, increased fees could offset costs Emma Jackson

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Last year, approximately 80 children and youth were adopted through the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO). What does this mean? It means that these children and youth are part of a family. It means they have a place to call home. It means they have a greater chance at success. It’s the beginning of a new adventure – a positive one. Adoption through CASO is referred to as a public adoption. Individuals interested in adopting are provided with access to training, support services pre and post adoption, as well as additional on-going assistance. CASO places a lot of importance on finding the best match for the children and youth in their care and welcome diversity in adoptive parents – including people who are single or partnered, from all cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and are financially able to manage the additional family member(s). Most importantly, CASO looks for people who are willing to commit to a permanent lifetime relationship with a child or youth.

EMC news – The Rideau Canal will be open for its full season from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving in 2013, according to an announcement from Environment Minister Peter Kent on Oct. 18. Shortened hours and increased user fees will likely be enforced to offset operating costs, although the full details of those changes have not yet been announced. In April, a Parks Canada memo outlined the need for drastic changes to the Rideau Canal’s operations, including cuts to season length, operating hours and staffing, to make up for a $29.2-million budget cut. It was unclear at the time when or how those changes would take affect. A Parks Canada spokesperson said at the time that locks services at Parks Canada canals have remained virtually unchanged for the past 25 years, while usage has dropped by about a third. Local representatives immediately spoke out against the changes, citing loss of tourist dollars in towns along

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Metcalfe footbridge to be replaced next spring Emma Jackson

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EMC news – A wooden footbridge in Metcalfe will be closed for the rest of the winter until the city can replace the rotting structure next spring. The Dutch-inspired bridge spans the Cassidy drain that runs through Victoria Park on the corner of Victoria Street and 8th Line Road. Earlier this summer, a resident noticed it was rotting underneath and called the city to look at it. It has been closed ever since.

“We asked the city to have a look at it, and it was a little bit more work than they anticipated,” said Kelly Fekete, who is a member of the Metcalfe Community Association. She said the structure is rotting underneath and is sinking into the creek on one end. Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said the repair work was supposed to be done by the end of October, but nothing has happened. According to Ziad Ghadban, the city’s manager of design and construction for the east end, “The contract is currently out to tender and it is expected that the work will

be complete for the spring of 2013.” The city did not offer a reason for the delay, or a cost estimate for the project. The community association has asked the city to keep the bridge’s design and purpose in mind when rebuilding the structure. The structure is designed to look like a footbridge typical to Holland, in honour of the significant Dutch population in the area. Thompson said it is also a “main conduit” for seniors and residents to travel to the post office on Bruce Street behind the park.

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Snowmobile president wins Diamond Jubilee medal Emma Jackson

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GEORGE DAROUZE the medal is an honour, but belongs to everyone on the club’s executive. “I’ll share it with all the team that helped me behind the scenes with all these volunteer hours. I’m really appreciative of the people around me,” he said. There’s no underestimating the impact Darouze has had on the club, however. Since his tenure began, the club has built a new clubhouse, secured rights to the multi-use pathway between Osgoode and Leitrim Road, and improved relations with landowners, businesses and residents. On top of all of that, the club has won provincial, national and international club of the year awards from the governing snowmobile or-

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Staff from community museums across the city come together to plan their outfits – that is, their mannequins’ outfits – for a new fashion exhibit at Watson’s Mill. From left, Goulbourn Museum’s Tracey Donaldson, Rideau Township Historical Society’s Barb Barkley, mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion, Osgoode Township Museum’s Robin Cushnie, Nepean Museum’s Michele LeBoldus and Museoparc’s Janik Aubin-Robert.

Watson’s Mill adds flare to Women’s Day Emma Jackson

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EMC news – Watson’s Mill is taking retro to a whole new level with a vintage women’s fashion exhibit in honour of Manotick’s Women’s Day on Nov. 3. The display will showcase women’s fashions from 1700s France all the way to 1940s North America over two weekends in November. Along with items from Watson’s Mill, the exhibit will include original and reproduction outfits from Nepean Museum, Vanier’s Museoparc, Goulbourn Museum, Osgoode Township Museum and the Rideau Township Historical Society. At least one original wedding dress from the late 1880s will be on display from the Osgoode Township collection. Museoparc will also supply six reproductions of French dresses from the 1700s, which were made in 1984 for Vanier’s city council to wear in an Ontario centennial parade. The exhibit will be open in the Mill’s Carriage Shed the weekends of Nov. 3 and 4 and Nov. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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EMC news – An Osgoode volunteer will be recognized for thousands of volunteer hours on and off the trail when he receives a Diamond Jubilee medal on Nov. 3. George Darouze has been the president of the Osgoode-Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club since 2009, and Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre is awarding his efforts with one of 30 medals given out across the riding to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne. “He’s built one of the most successful snowmobile clubs in the world, and it has been recognized as the best in Canada by the national association,” Poilievre said. “He’s been able to recruit hundreds of landowners to allow snowmobiles to pass over their land ... he’s also made every effort to make sure that snowmobiling is safe and responsible. All of those things combined merit recognition through the Queen’s Jubilee panel.” Darouze will receive the medal at a Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations convention on Nov. 3. Darouze said receiving

ganizations. Darouze was also named volunteer of the year in 2011. The four-year president said this season is likely his last at the helm, although he’ll remain on the executive. He said it’s time to step aside and make room for new ideas. “It’s nice to get some new blood in the club. You don’t want to burn all your energy, you need some other people to come and play another role,” he said. He said his biggest accomplishment during his time as president – apart from all the awards – was building a culture of community in and out of the club. “I brought attention and awakening for people that the snowmobilers are not renegades, they are family people and volunteers. I brought awareness that we are part of the community,” he said. Darouze said the club will work this season to create a youth volunteer program, and is also looking ahead to 2014 when it will host the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs’ annual general meeting.

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Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion said the exhibit is the museum’s way of participating in the village’s annual ‘girls’ day out’. Women’s Day is organized by Manotick’s business improvement area every fall and includes special in-store deals, free samples and entertainment throughout the village as women check out the many boutiques and restaurants. “Since we’re open and this is happening, I thought ‘Let’s do something kind of fun to participate in Women’s Day,’” Geoffrion said. The exhibit will double as a donation centre for used clothing, which will be passed on to a women’s shelter yet to be determined. “Since (women are) going to be adding things to their closets, we thought why not make some room first, to pare down and pass on some of those older pieces of clothing,” Geoffrion said. Growing event

Manotick’s BIA director Donna Smith said adding Watson’s Mill to the Women’s Day lineup is a perfect fit. “I think it showcases the uniqueness of the historic vil-

lage. We’re so fortunate that we have Watson’s Mill because it just helps round out what Manotick is about and how we’ve preserved the quality of our history,” Smith said. Also new this year, two roaming musical groups will entertain on the streets of Manotick while the women shop and eat. Sax Appeal, a saxophone quartet, and Peter Voith’s acoustic trio will roam the village at different times providing music that Smith hopes will add to the festive feel. Business owners will have deals, giveaways and samples, and Smith said the first 800 women who arrive at the event will receive a gift bag of manicure supplies, makeup brushes and a makeup bag. But in the end, Smith said she hopes the women take away something even more important – a good impression of the village. “The day is to have the ladies come out and have a good time, and give an opportunity for businesses to showcase themselves and show all the unique, great things they have to offer,” she said. For more information visit www.manotickvillage.com.


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Osgoode for sale Village Main Street suffering from shuttered shops Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news – Strolling along Osgoode’s Main Street, the small town’s charm is palpable. Boyd block homes dot the shady street; kids horse around inside the Osgoode Youth Association, and dog walkers pass on the multi-use pathway. Further along, a busy library and an even busier arena anchor the small strip mall, which contains a Foodland and the village’s most popular watering hole, the Red Dot Cafe. Cars go in and out all day. But between these two hubs, a gaping hole has formed. Right in the heart of the village, two large “For Sale” signs for empty commercial buildings confront passersby. “It makes it look like the whole village is for sale,” said Osgoode resident Joe Banks. Over the past decade, businesses have come and gone, none of them lasting long enough to become a fixture in the village. Sweet Peas Pantry, a craft shop and a pizzeria have all closed after brief struggles to stay afloat. The Main Street Cafe at 5522 Osgoode Main St. has been closed for about 10 years, but it was never replaced with anything new. Inside, tables and chairs still fill the teal and

black abandoned shop, as if the owner simply vanished. A few doors down, a sign advertises the sale of what used to be Pat’s Pit Stop, a gas bar and convenience store that closed in May 2011.

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Banks said he suspects some owners are sitting on the real estate, awaiting a better market. “What these property owners are doing is waiting to receive the maximum dollar for that property. The owner is wealthy enough to sit on the property without lowering the price,” Banks said. He said such “absentee owners” don’t care about the village or the damage their shuttered businesses can inflict on the town. “It very much cheapens the village, when there are other people who are trying to make it look nice,” he said. “When you have absentee owners owning key property in the village, they don’t have a stake

in the future of the village.” He said he has heard accounts of rats and bad smells coming from the cafe property, and described the gas bar as “scraggy.” The sale signs are becoming derelict, as well. While Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said the city can’t do much to make businesses viable, Banks said he wants the city to at least start enforcing property standards bylaws. “I think the city should look at a statute of limitation for how long a property can be advertised as being for sale without any civic improvement. Ten years is a long time for a property to be sitting idle,” he said. “When you think of all the things the city sticks its nose into ... that something as plain and as obvious as a property sitting idle (gets ignored), there’s something wrong there.” MARKET MALAISE

Pat Adams ran his Pit Stop business for 13 years before he ditched the gas pumps and moved to a smaller store down the street. Adams leased the gas property from Francis Fuels, which still owns the lot, although the pumps have been taken out. Adams said he closed his gas station for several reasons

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Several commercial properties have been for sale on Osgoode’s Main Street for years. – partly because the town wasn’t big enough for two service stations. “I had some very loyal customers but the village has a certain population and when you split it in two ... we were the smallest of the two,” he said. If they aren’t shopping at Raymond’s down the road, he added, they buy gas when they go to the Kemptville Wal-Mart. Francis Fuels’ 23 by 50 metre property is listed for $198,000, and the company’s operations manager Rick McCagg said it could be used for a variety of commercial enterprises, although likely not another gas station, since the tanks will soon be removed. McCagg said the company would be willing to lower the price for a qualified buyer. There has been some interest in the property, he said, but the market is mostly to blame for the slow sale. “Economic times dictate how quickly properties will move off the market, and this is not a good economic time,” McCagg said. Thompson said he’s trying to meet with the Main Street Cafe owner to have a “casual conversation” about plans for the property, but he said it’s hard to know if a numbered company actually cares.

“My understanding is the owners, they’re just land speculators. They have property and they’re looking at the value of it. They’re not entrepreneurs who want to open a business,” Thompson said. And the market is a barrier, he said. “The city really doesn’t have any magic wand, because it’s just business and if there isn’t the need for that type of business, then no matter what the city says, it doesn’t really have any action to make people go to the restaurant or support the gas station. It’s one of those puzzles,” he said. HOPE IN GROWTH

Thompson said he is optimistic that a new 95-lot subdivision planned south of Buckles Street will boost business. “That would certainly help invigorate the community because you have new people moving in,” Thompson said. Park View Homes plans to start building houses in the spring, but it will only build 40 homes in the first phase. Thompson said it’s not unusual for village businesses to struggle – Vernon has lost two gas stations, a grocery store and several other shops over the past 15 years – but Osgoode is at an added dis-

advantage because it’s not located on a main thoroughfare like Bank Street or Prince of Wales Drive. Still, Thompson said he likes to look on the bright side. He listed Raymond’s gas station, the animal hospital and the Foodland as Osgoode success stories, adding that the Red Dot is a big attraction for visitors who come to play at the arena. “It’s not all doom and gloom. It takes time,” he said. Kelly McDonald certainly believes she can make a go of her new sandwich and smoothies cafe, which is located between the two empty properties. “Osgoode’s a funny little town for trying to get things going and staying going,” she admitted. But she thinks residents will support her efforts. “I’ve gotten some feedback saying ‘Thank God you’re open, Osgoode needs this, I’m glad you’re here.’” She hopes her business will undo the domino effect the other closed businesses had on commercial enterprises on Main Street. “It almost looks like a ghost town. It’s too bad, so I’m hoping to make it otherwise,” she said.

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From left, city manager Kent Kirkpatrick, Mayor Jim Watson and city treasurer Marian Simulik appear at a media briefing after presenting the city’s draft 2013 budget on Oct. 24.

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To accommodate Transitway buses, Chapman Mills Drive is getting a $2.8-million expansion to four lanes this year. Part of that money will come from development charges. Intersection realignment at Bank Street and Conroy/ Kemp will cost $1.5 million this year. A westbound turn lane at Albion and Mitch Owens is planned for this year. The city will “fill in a crucial gap” for cyclists along the Sawmill Creek pathway between Walkley Road and Brookfield to provide a better connection to Hogs Back and the Rideau Canal pathway system, Watson said. The southbound ramp off Bronson at Heron will get a sidewalk. New traffic signals are proposed for Bridgestone and Steeplechase at Stonehaven and Berrigan at Longfields.

Audible signals are proposed to be added to Pleasant Park at Riverside, Albion and Hunt Club, Ridegewood at Riverside and Basline at Guthrie. Pedestrian countdown signals will be added at Baseline Road and Prince of Wales, Walkey and McCarthy and Perth and Fowler streets at Nixon Farm Drive in Richmond. A new park-and-ride lot is being proposed for the South Nepean Woods at Woodroffe and Strandherd. Conroy Road is the only city road identified for new street lighting in 2013. SOCIAL SERVICES

The city has to grapple with a “dark cloud on the horizon” when it comes to social services, the mayor said. That’s because the provincial government is clawing back $7.15 million for discretionary benefits and the Community Start Up fund.

SPECIAL THANKS Denise’s Barber Shop has Closed Sadly after 31 years in business, Denise’s Barber Shop has closed its doors. Our family received the difficult news 6-months ago that our mother has terminal cancer. She is one strong lady and had always hoped to open her doors again. Unfortunately, with her health in decline, it is with a heavy heart that Denise has decided the Barber Shop will stay closed. She would like to thank everyone for their business and friendship over the years. Osgoode is a wonderfully supportive community and she is grateful to have been a part of that. Thank you for all your cards, gifts, visits and phone calls. Our family is touched by your generosity. Sincerely,

A lot of budget savings will continue to come from the Service Ottawa project, which aims to consolidate city services. In 2013, that will mean $8.8 million in savings from putting more services online, such as permit applications. City treasurer Marian Simulik applauded the city’s ability to slash another 139 full-time positions from its payroll, but later clarified that only 42 of the city’s 14,489 jobs were cut this year. The rest were eliminated previ-

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The city’s debt level is now sitting at $1.4 billion and the mayor said that figure won’t be increasing this year. The debt represents around 10 per cent of the cost of the city’s $15 billion worth of capital assets. The city borrows money to build that kind of infrastructure in order to spread the cost over the asset’s lifetime to ensure the people who are using it also pay for it. Servicing the city’s debt accounts for about five per cent of the city portion of a individual’s tax bill, the city treasurer said. Ottawa’s debt is the second lowest per capita debt ($1,537) compared to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, the mayor said.

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ously, but were tracked in terms of dollars, meaning the jobs themselves remained on the books. Still, the last two years have marked the first time since 2002 that the city actually eliminated jobs to save money – $3.5 million this year. Many of those jobs were at the Nepean Equestrian Park, which the city decided to close in 2012. Office expenses for the mayor and councillors will continue to be frozen.

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That money goes towards a number of services for the most vulnerable residents of the city, including glasses and funerals for people on disability or financial assistance and emergency hydro and rent payments to prevent people from becoming homeless. “I’m concerned and I’m also not happy about it,” Watson said. While the city did receive an additional $5 million from the provincial government this year thanks to ongoing “uploading” payment to reclaim the costs of social programs at the provincial level, that money basically had to be redirected to make up for the discretionary funding shortfall, Watson said.

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EMC news - Jim Watson has marked the halfway point in his new term as mayor, and if he has his way he won’t be leaving anytime soon. One of the biggest carrots of his political career was dangled in front of him last week: the possibility of leading the provincial Liberal party, for which he served as a cabinet minister in the 2000s. After Premier Dalton McGuinty announced he was stepping down from that role, Watson immediately and flatly rejected a leadership bid. “I’m very, very happy here. I’ve worked on Parliament Hill and served at Queen’s Park and I’ve been at city hall, and by far the most fulfilling for me, and where I think I can contribute the most, is at city hall,” he said. Watson said he can’t see himself heading back to Queen’s Park or Parliament Hill because he’s very happy at city hall. Municipalities are the most productive level of government, Watson said, because they “don’t get bogged down in the name calling and pettiness of politics.” “When I see what goes on on Parliament Hill and at Queen’s Park – all of the divisiveness, rancor and arguing, I don’t’ miss those,” he said. “I find that those two levels of government have become overly or hyper-partisan.” While Watson supported reducing the size of city council and re-drawing the ward boundaries – a bid his councillor colleagues rejected earlier this year – he does not support term limits for politicians. “We have term limits. It’s called the voters,” he said. Watson will again be looking to voters to support his vision for a “more co-operative, collaborative approach” at city hall when he runs for re-election in 2014. The restoration of decorum and collaboration amongst city councillors is the achievement Watson has consistently listed as his top accomplishment since his re-election as mayor on Oct. 25, 2010 with 48.7 per cent of the vote. That stability and co-operation extends into the public service, too. Relations with OC Transpo workers and their union, The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279, have never been better, Watson said, pinning the credit directly on his newly appointed OC Transpo gen-

eral manager, John Manconi, who took over after former GM Alain Mercier was fired in February. “It’s just a world of difference what was there even two year ago to what’s there today,” he said. All of the major labour union agreements for the city have been settled with increases at or below the rate of inflation, Watson said. Watson recently checked approvals for the Lansdowne reconstruction project off his to-do list, and by the new year, he an city council will have chosen a builder for the first phase of the city’s light-rail line running under the downtown. Both projects have been in discussions for more than a decade in various forms, and now Watson is happy to count them among the 85 per cent of election promises he’s already completed, with half of his term still to go. The next two years will be about “staying the course,” and living within our means, the mayor said. “The easy part is voting on these big projects. The tougher part is implementing them to make sure they are on time and on budget,” Watson said. He plans to maintain his commitment to freezing recreation fees, and the focus will be on continuing the Ottawa on the Move program to fix our existing infrastructure. “We don’t have an unlimited supply of dollars to put into new initiatives. We’ve got a lot on our plate now,” Watson said. He reiterated that the highway 174 sinkhole this fall and the Woodroffe Avenue water main break and outdoor water ban in 2011 were good reminders that we need to take care of our existing infrastructure. “It was a good reminder of how we need to take care of our basic infrastructure needs first and foremost before we reach too far afield for new projects,” Watson said. For that reason, Watson said he won’t be supporting a new Main library branch downtown, but he applauded library board chairwoman Coun. Jan Harder’s call to find innovative ways to refurbish the existing Metcalfe Street branch. “Let’s fix what we have instead of reaching beyond our means, at least in the short term,” Watson said. “I think that’s the prudent approach that I’d take. I think we need to get the basics right, first and foremost.”

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EMC entertainment – Residents and visitors can tour one of Manotick’s most stunning homes during the annual Homes for the Holidays fundraiser in November. Seven homes in Manotick, the Glebe and Rockcliffe Park will be decorated for Christmas and open to ticket holders on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 as part of the biggest annual fundraiser for the Hospice at May Court, a palliative care centre in Ottawa. The home at 5572 Carrison Dr. off Potter Road in Manotick is joining the tour for the first time. Arriving at the French country-style home, it is hard to tell if the home is 10 or 100 years old. In fact, it was built 18 years ago, after Tulsa, Ariz.-based architect Jack Arnold designed the home for the current owners. The inviting front lobby

opens into a drop-down living room on the right side, and leads into a more private dining room on the left. Both spaces have been decorated with a mix of antique and new furniture, art and knick-knacks gathered locally and during world travels. A wall of windows and French doors open onto a glassed-in porch, which acts as a three-season summer kitchen. The brick flooring and patio furniture suggest an outdoor space, but the cozy decor, fireplace and centre pieces bring a level of elegance not usually found on patios. The kitchen is more modern, with low-hanging white chandeliers over the island and a polka-dot clad round kitchen table in front of another large fireplace. But it’s the family room that really makes the house a home. Comfortable furniture and a more casual style make it the first place for curling up with

a book, or, in the dog Sammi’s case, enjoying a snooze on the couch. The owner, who wished to not be identified, said she hopes visitors find her house feels homey and warm – noting that her previous home felt more like a museum. “I hope they see a nice, warm family home, and that maybe it gives them some ideas for decor,” she said. The home will be dressed up for Christmas with a series of floral arrangements and decorations provided by Stoneblossom Floral Gallery. The other six houses on the tour include A.Y. Jackson’s cottage on Highcroft Drive in Manotick, as well as several in the Glebe and Rockcliffe Park. That includes the Korean Embassy at 540 Acacia Ave., which has been included to mark the 50th anniversary of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations. The May Court Club of Ottawa, located in front of the

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The French country-style home on Carrison Drive in Manotick was built 18 years ago, but has a rich heritage feel. hospice will also take part in the tour, offering a pit stop for ticket holders, to grab a coffee or tea, or a dessert. Jana Rand, manager of fund development for the hospice, said the May Court Club boutique will sell jams and jellies and crafts throughout the weekend. The charity house tour helps support palliative and end-of-life care programs at the Hospice at May Court. In its 10th year, Rand said

she hopes to raise $150,000 for the hospice, only a small fraction of the $1.3 million the organization needs to raise to run its programming. Limited time offer! Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased at the hospice, at 114 Cameron

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a more appropriate cause,” Johnson said. Pinned with the first poppy of the campaign, Johnson said the campaign renews the solemn bond with veterans, past and present. “This small, scarlet flower speaks volumes about the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers and veterans, and it starkly reminds us of the tragedy of war,” Johnson said. Murray, who thanked the Governor General for his ongoing support for the Canadian Forces, and his personal engagement in the campaign, noted the importance of wearing a single poppy over one’s

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or the most part, the suburbs have gotten off relatively easy as the city pushes for intensification – plans intended to prevent, or at least allay, urban sprawl. So when a developer comes forward with a proposal for a large-scale commercial development – a plan that allows for high density residential buildings – it makes no sense to throw up roadblocks. The Kanata Town Centre lands are a perfect fit for

high-density housing, says Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. We couldn’t agree more. Urbandale Corp. is asking the city to rezone 10 hectares of land north of Highway 417 and east of the Kanata Centrum and is looking to create roughly 111,000 square metres of commercial space as well as hundreds of housing units. Last week, more than 80 members of the community packed a meeting room at

the Kanata Seniors Centre for the councillor’s monthly ward council meeting – many of them concerned about the Urbandale proposal. We can certainly sympathize. Over the past decade, communities across the city have been hit with a slew of spot rezoning requests from developers seeking permission to build highrises and midrises not in keeping with the various neighbourhoods’ character. For instance, a current plan

to build a midrise in Beaverbrook has many residents up in arms, saying the building doesn’t fit in with the community. One of the leaders of those opposing the Beaverbrook midrise, Bill Teron, has repeatedly suggested the Kanata Town Centre lands as a perfect spot for a midrise or highrise. That’s why the land was set aside for future retail, office and high-density development by planners with the former city of Kanata.

If not the Kanata Town Centre lands, where? The area will eventually have two Transitway stations on its doorstep, and runs along an eight-lane highway. If Kanata – or any other suburb – is to incorporate intensification and large-scale commercial development, this is the way to do it. If the city rejects proposals such as this it inflates the argument that people are NIMBYs whenever they oppose developments that don’t fit the

character of their neighbourhoods. Development has to go somewhere. Better it go where pipes, schools, bus routes, garbage collection and other city services already exist, so we don’t have to pay for more. This isn’t a rubber-stamp process – the development applications must keep in line with the area’s designated zoning. But going big next to a highway and transit is smart development.

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A bridge too low CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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he other day there was a house moving down the Queensway, west to east, going slow, as houses do. That was a good thing because not much damage was done when the top part of the house couldn’t get under an overpass. Now, you might say: “What a foolish thing to drive a house down the Queensway without making sure about how tall it was and how high the overpasses were!” And I might say: “Well, at least they were trying, and least they were making the effort to get from one place to another.” Which brings us, inevitably, to how little the people who run this city are trying. There was a story last week about the central library. Library planners are proposing that there be a modernization, as opposed to a renovation — not a particularly big modernization, but one that will, in the inevitable words of someone, bring the library into the 21st century. Plans for something more ambitious were rejected, and we know why. There is next to no chance that the city will pony up the money. The same goes for the thrilling idea, widely discussed a few years ago, of building a brandnew library downtown. You’ll remember that this was seen as an exciting opportunity not only to re-energize the downtown but also to bring the library maybe even into the 22nd century. Proponents looked longingly at such examples as the Vancouver Public Library, which is a fine library, a great meeting place and an adornment to its downtown. We could have that here. Alas, no. A low bridge was glimpsed in the distance, the bridge of tight budgets and

grumpy voters. No way a new library was going to get under that one. And so, as with many projects that might benefit the city, the project never hit the road. You may also remember that one of the sites considered for the new library was the Government Conference Centre, the old railway station or, as the government likes to call it, Building Number 054533. Since 1966, when it ceased being a railway station, the building has mainly just sat there, playing host to the occasional event. It had a brief brush with fame in the ‘70s and ‘80s as the site for federal provincial conferences, but since then, nothing. To the federal government’s credit, it has not torn the building down and replaced it with a condo. Also to the government’s credit, has turned down proposals ranging from a sports hall of fame to an aquarium. But still, here’s a gorgeous historic building at the very heart of downtown Ottawa that simply demands to be put to some creative use and no one is doing it. There are cities that would salivate at the opportunity to take advantage of such a building, such a site. Ottawa is not one of them. This is why so little has happened here in recent years. Most development has been by default — the city saying yes to one condo builder after another. We will get a casino the same way — not because anybody particularly wants one but because not enough politicians have the heart to say no. Many will say our inertia on things such as the library is due to an absence of money. In part, perhaps, but it is also due to an absence of political gumption. Politicians at all levels are convinced that they will be punished by voters for thinking big, if thinking big means spending money and spending money means not keeping taxes low. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. The idea hasn’t been tested for some time. Certainly people seem to be quite proud of the War Museum, Ottawa City Hall, the Shenkman Centre and other recent examples of thinking big. Wouldn’t it be worth a try again? The bridge may be higher than we think (measuring first).

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EMC entertainment – The Greely Players are following a new leader into the Emerald City this season, with Tim Picotte taking the director’s seat for their 2013 production of The Wizard of Oz. The Orléans resident said he is joining the team because he wanted to get back to directing musicals, his favourite genre. After moving to Ottawa three years ago, Picotte immediately got involved with the Phoenix Players, which performs at the Gladstone Theatre in Little Italy. It was during last year’s Phoenix production that one of his actors, Joel Rahn, suggested Picotte get involved with the Greely Players, another of Rahn’s projects. Despite a change of pace with the Greely group – it doesn’t have a fancy venue like the Phoenix Players, and often focuses on kids from the community – Picotte said he could tell the Greely Players are an established, experienced theatre group. “They’ve learned from everything they’ve done, so they’re very strong,” he said. Picotte said the change of venue will be a challenge, be-

cause he is used to a theatre stage with proper lighting and stage pieces. The Greely Players perform in the community centre auditorium, which has a basic stage that doesn’t jut into the audience. And it doesn’t have the same calibre of lighting and special effects equipment. But that won’t stop Picotte. He has already been planning special effects for the spring production, and it seems there’s no limit to his creativity. “Technically we’re going to try to put as much of the special effects in as possible,” he said. Picotte is working on a way to produce snow for the poppy field scene, and is planning a huge, moveable puppet head to represent the wizard. He’s still tinkering with a believable tornado. “So far the group has been very receptive,” he said. The play will also be performed in black and white while Dorothy is in Kansas, with a multi-coloured land of Oz. Picotte said that’s not as hard as it sounds. A combination of monochrome costumes and sets with creative lighting will produce a convincing black and white effect for the audience, he said.

Lifetime thespian

Picotte made his stage debut at a Brockville high school, around age 14. Though he played a small role – a butler with no lines – Picotte was hooked. He went on to study theatre at Queen’s University, and has worked with community theatres in almost every town and city in eastern Ontario ever since. Manager of the Orléans Wal-Mart by day, the lifetime thespian seems to live and breathe theatre. Even in his store, he catches himself critiquing product displays based on how “the audience” will react. “My staff will say to me, ‘Tim, you’re directing again,’” Picotte said with a laugh. Although The Wizard of Oz wouldn’t be his first choice, he said that doesn’t mean he won’t enjoy directing it. “Some of my best shows have been productions I would never have chosen,” he said. In the past, he has directed musicals like Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and West Side Story. He is currently helping with lighting for a Phoenix Players production of The Death of Dracula, which runs over the Halloween season. Kid-friendly auditions

The Wizard of Oz production requires between 35 and

40 cast members, including about a dozen kids ranging in age from six to 18, and even a small dog to play Toto. Every second year, the Greely Players choose a production that has many children’s roles. This year, children will be cast as munchkins, Ozzians and other assorted characters. Picotte said adding children to the mix can be great fun, because they aren’t as self-conscious as adults. “The teens especially will try anything; there are no inhibitions,” he said. An information meeting about the production will be held Nov. 4 at the Greely Community Centre at 1:30 p.m., to provide details about auditions, rehearsals and the show. Auditions will be held by appointment on Nov. 10 and 11. For more information visit www.greelyplayers.ca, or call Joan Bruce-Nibogie at 613-821-1756. Over the rainbow

The Greely Players community is hoping one of their own will also make it out of Kansas this fall, as 17-yearold Stephanie La Rochelle competes for the role of Dorothy in Mirvish’s upcoming Wizard of Oz production in Toronto. Since the beginning of September, La Rochelle has been competing each week

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EMC news - Ottawa’s population is growing, but the size of its police service won’t be for the next two years. The police service has no plans to add new officer or civilian positions until 2015 as the Ottawa Police Service tries to hold the line on increasing costs and corresponding tax hikes. As it stands this year, an average homeowner can expect to pay an additional $13 a year on their tax bill for police services. The police budget is going up by $9.5 million: $4 million from tax assessment growth from new homes and businesses, and $5.5 million paid by existing taxes. That amount represents the 2.5 per cent increase set by city council. As the city’s population continues to rise, but the number of police officers isn’t increasing in step, said Chief Charles Bordeleau. That ratio will start to catch up with us in 2015 and 2016, when the service plans to add 23 new members (both sworn and civilian) in each year. The police service is able to hire officers to make up for those retiring by finding cost savings elsewhere. A major

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Time program was started to ensure that new officers were ready to hit the ground as soon as officers retired, but that number has now dropped to 30 officers retiring each year. As a result, the police service plans spend $1.1 million less on that training program in 2013. As always, the top cop cost is staff compensation; it comprises 83 per cent of the police budget. The city will have to

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other had a thing about clean ears and necks. We never once went out the door in the morning without a close look at both. Heaven forbid that we might get run over with a horse and buggy and have someone see that we had dirty ears and necks! Every night before we went to bed, each of us had to give ourselves a sponge bath, paying special attention to our ears and necks, knowing they would be scrutinized. We pretty much ignored the rest of our bodies, since it wasn’t likely Mother would examine us after we were fully dressed. My sister Audrey said she was sure we had the cleanest ears and necks in the entire county. One year, our Lapointe cousins were again with us into the fall. Ronny was a force to be reckoned with, while his younger brother Terry was as meek as a mouse. I was always thrilled when they came to stay. They added much to our quiet life out there on the farm, and I loved when the cousins were with us, even though Ronny was constantly in trouble, if not at home, at Northcote School. Back then, it didn’t seem to matter where you came from, or why you were in the school. If you were of school

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories age, you just went. Terry was too young, so he stayed home with Mother. But Ronny, close to my age, made the three-and-half-mile trek with the rest of us. Well, Ronny hated having his ears examined every morning. He didn’t complain about the neck, but for some reason he went through a routine that never varied when Mother was ready for her examination. He would bend his head onto his shoulder as far as it would go, screw up his face, and let out a howl much like our old Collie dog did when he thought something was attacking our hen house. Mother gave him no sympathy. He also didn’t have much use for the nightly sponge bath. I know for a fact he often just wet the face cloth and put it right back in the basin, stood for a reasonable time, and announced he was finished. Well, one morning Mother took a hold of one of his ears, and said “Ronny Lapointe, you could plant potatoes in there. Get over to the bench and I’ll give those

said yesterday I could plant potatoes in my ears. Well, I thought I could maybe help it along if I put a bit of gravel in there. I sure would like to see a potato grow in my ears. Boy, wouldn’t I have something to tell the guys back in Montreal

ears a clean out.” Well, for some reason that morning, Ronny took his punishment like a man. But I could tell the wheels were turning in his head. There was no howling, and he didn’t even bend his head to his shoulder when the other ear was being washed. Something was up with Ronny, I could tell. The next morning, we all lined up for the usual examination. Mother thought, since Audrey was in Senior Fourth, she didn’t have to have her ears and neck examined. She was old enough and quite capable of looking after her own cleanliness. I couldn’t wait until I reached that magic age. Well, then it was Ronny’s turn. He stood ramrod straight – again, very unusual for Ronny. Mother bent to have a look. She got close to his ears and then hauled him over to the window so she could get a better view. “Ronny Lapointe! What have you got in your ears?” Ronny looked up at Mother and said, “Aunty, you

when I get home.” I had no idea if he thought seriously that he could plant a potato in his ear by putting in a bit of dirt, or if, as usual, he just wanted to cause a bit of commotion. Father was just coming

in the back door from the barns and he saw the entire performance. He lit his pipe, squinted his eyes half shut, and said, “It’s going to be a long winter. I’ll tell you, I’m afraid they’ll be here until the spring run-off!”

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Cut top quarter off garlic head; peel off some of the papery skin. Rub with oil and microwave in a small dish, loosely covered, at Medium (50 per cent power) for two minutes. Wrap with foil and place on grill over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until soft when squeezed. Let cool; squeeze cloves into bowl. Add salt and mash with fork. Whisk in vinegar, pepper and sugar. Slowly whisk in remaining olive oil. Salad:

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EMC news - From the moment Natalie Van Tassel found out her 23-year-old son had multiple sclerosis, she made a vow to work every day to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Her first fundraising effort already displays her dedication to the cause. In four short months, the mother of two produced a calendar to sell with all the proceeds to go towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Ottawa chapter. The 2013 Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis calendar showcases yogis from across Ottawa in a variety of yoga poses. Van Tassel, who is Miss February in the calendar, is a yoga teacher. “Yoga is all about meditation and breathing; it slows down your nervous system and allows you to be mindful of the present moment. It helps keep them mobile, it offers them strength,” she said. Van Tassel asked her fellow yogis if they would be interested in posing for a calendar. She said the response was overwhelming, with more available models than the number of the months in the year. The calendar is a result of

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Natalie Van Tassel has made it her mission in life to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. For the past four months, Van Tassel, a yoga instructor, worked on Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, a calendar she aims to sell to raise $10,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Ottawa Chapter. the collaborations of Van Tassel and her friend and photographer Donna Sarazin. Van Tassel and Sarazin scouted out areas and then booked times the other yogis could come to pose for the photos.

The two of them spent their Aylmer, the eager yogis doentire free time during the sum- nated their time to the cause. “Each photo shoot would mer working on the calendar. The result is 12 photos of take about four to five hours, local yoga instructors posing it was amazing the dedication Bi-weekly Collectionhad,” Van Tassel in local venues, parks Garbage and everyone streets. From Rockliffe Park EMC 10 3/8” said. x 7 3/4” Van Tassel’s son, Oliver had to Westboro and Orléans to

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another attack, with the symptoms again pointing towards MS. He was diagnosed with the disease in June. Van Tassel said she always thought MS affected people in their 40s, not young children. What Van Tassel did not know and quickly learned is it affects people as early as 14 years old. Speaking emotionally about her son’s disease, Van Tassel admits the first few weeks were extremely hard and she was constantly angry and sad. The yoga calendar, she said, helped her heal. “Grieving and being angry, that is easy to do. But that is not going to help anybody, and it is definitely not going to help my son,” she said. The project gave her a goal to help her son and the organization she depended on in those first months after Oliver’s diagnosis. Van Tassel’s son lives in Montreal with his father. The Quebec government ministry of health covers his medical costs, which are around $30,000 a year. She knows not everyone is so lucky to have their medical costs covered. “We still need a lot more money for research,” Van Tassel said. “We need to raise money and awareness so the research can continue and I will be working to do both until my last breath.” The cost of the calendar is $20. All the proceeds of the calendar will go towards the cause. The calendar is available for purchase online at yoga-for-ms.myshopify.com.

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Make cycling irresistible to make it a success: expert Laura Mueller

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EMC news - Getting people on bicycles is about convincing them it’s not just something they do – it’s something that’s impossible for them to resist doing. That was the message delivered by keynote speaker Ralph Buehler during the annual general meeting of local bicycle advocacy group, Citizens for Safe Cycling. More than 100 people gathered at Tom Brown Arena in Hintonburg to hear Buehler’s advice, culled from his research as an assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech University and as the co-author of an upcoming book called City Cycling. Cycling is on an upward trend in cities all around the world, Buehler said, but a comprehensive approach is needed to keep it that way. Building bicycle lanes alone is not enough, Buehler said. If a city really wants to make strides, it needs to look at things like bike parking, bike-sharing programs, marketing and events, and broader things like driver education and creating zoning rules that favour compact, mixed-use communities. “Public policies are crucial to making cycling more attractive and to make cycling

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Trinity-Spadina MP Olivia Chow speaks to about half of Citizens for Safe Cycling’s 200 members during the group’s Oct. 16 annual general meeting at Tom Brown Arena. safer,” Buehler said. As Ottawa embarks on its ambitious, $2.1-billion light rail project, Buehler made some relevant points about the mutual benefits of integrating cycling into transit systems.

“Integration with public transit can be beneficial for both modes,” Buehler said. From a transit perspective, providing bike parking at transit stations or even more effectively, allowing bikes aboard

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transit vehicles, can increase the catchment area for the transit system. While cities look at a walking distance of about 600 or 800 metres to a major transit hub, encouraging people to cycle to the station

can make transit a more attractive option to people who live or work farther away, Buehler said. One public policy that is picking up steam in cyclingfriendly cities around the world is the “green wave”: coordinating traffic signals along a street so that they will all be green for someone travelling at approximately the speed of a bicycle. At the same time that cities create policies to encourage bicycle use, they also need to look at creating disincentives for driving, Buehler said. In Canada, an average of 1.3 per cent of all trips are made by bicycle. That’s slightly higher than the United States, but much lower than the Netherlands – the world leader – at 26 per cent, and even Germany at 10 per cent. Much of that has to do with the traditional use of bicycles that shaped peoples’ attitudes towards cycling. In North America, it largely began as a recreational pursuit, while in western Europe bicycles have always been under the transportation umbrella. On a local level, Ottawa’s 2.2 per cent bicycle share has a long way to go to catch up to Victoria at 9.5 per cent or Vancouver at 3.7 per cent. One way to get there is to encourage women to bike. Women are an “indicator species,” Buehler said. Research

shows that women are more risk averse, so if conditions encourage them to cycle, it’s probably a good environment for other categories of cyclists, too. SAFETY

Another speaker, Olivia Chow, MP for Trinity-Spadina in Toronto, brought her message of cycling safety to the meeting as well. Chow is sponsoring a private member’s bill aimed at requiring transport trucks to have sideguards installed – barriers between the cab and the trailer wheels that prevent cyclists and pedestrians from being fatally pulled under the back wheels of a right-turning truck. Not only do the guards save lives, Chow said, in the low run they also reduce emissions and save money on fuel costs for trucks because they make the vehicles more aerodynamic. Safety is also on the minds of Citizens for Safe Cycling members. The group is holding its first-ever bike-light giveaway, with more than 200 lights to be given away to help cyclists make themselves more visible as the days get darker. The even is happening on Nov. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at an undisclosed location. Check safecycling.ca for the location to be revealed closer to the event.

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Sometimes our furry friends escape, but there are steps to take to ensure this scary and stressful time goes smoothly and your pet gets home safe and sound as quickly as possible. The most important thing to do if you have lost an animal is to fill out a Lost Animal Report with the Ottawa Humane Society at www.ottawahumane.ca, and email us a photo of your pet. The OHS receives thousands of lost animals every year. Submitting a complete Lost report will help us to quickly identify your pet, if it is brought to us. Submitting a Lost Animal Report is not a substitute for visiting the municipal animal shelter to look for your animal – visit the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Road to check if your pet has been brought in. Be aware that your animal could be almost anywhere. Exploring dogs have travelled as much as 20 kilometers in a single day. Do not limit your search to your neighbourhood only. If you have lost your cat, search the area at dusk and dawn – be cautious around cars and garbage cans. Inform your neighbours and ask them not to feed your cat. Placing kitty litter outside may be enough to entice a nervous or shy cat to return to a site that smells familiar. Photos of most stray cats recently admitted to our shelter are posted online at www.ottawahumane.ca. Pictures are

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All clean, dry & split. 100% hardwood. Ready to burn. $120/ face cord tax incl. (approx. 4’ x 8’ x 16”). Reliable, free delivery to Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Richmond, Manotick. 1/2 orders avail. (613)223-7974. www.shouldicefarm.

You are invited to the Fall 2012 Inspired Hearts and Hands Craft Sale. November 3rd, 2012. 9 am-3 pm. Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road. 613-794-5709.

Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

Moneta Accounting is taking new bookkeeping clients. We are accurate, professional and have competitive rates. Call or E-mail for a free consultation 613-2824025; monetaac-counting@ hotmail.com

Firewood, hardwood for sale, $110 a cord, delivered. 613692-0187 leave message. Quality hardwood, oak and maple, $100/cord, delivery included, quantity discount. Call Jason 613-821-4669 or email metcalfefirewood@gmail.com

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$$$NEED MONEY$$$ Do you have a pension plan form an ex-employer? (LIRA) or (lock in RRSP) Call NOW! 1-416-357-9585

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Counter Sales & Outside Sales positions for Noble in Ottawa area. Plumbing or HVAC experience an asset. We are a leading Plumbing and HVAC wholesaler in Canada and abroad. For more info and to apply, visit: http://sn.im/noblecareers

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Grade 9 EQAO Study If you are a student or the parent of a student who has received their official Grade 9 EQAO score, please consider participating in a short interview about the meaning of that score. Contact the researcher at 613-292-3728 for information. Participants will receive a $20 gift card to Chapters.

Kemptville, corner of Prescott and Asa, 500 sq. ft. commercial property $500/month. (613)296-3455.

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2 bedroom apartment for rent on Rideau River near Manotick, $940 plus hydro. No pets. 613-489-1759. Manotick- Perfect location in the Village Walk. Very charming and cozy bungalow, like brand new, move in ready. 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, garage, basement, all appliances, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, walk to all amenities. $1700/month. Grace 613-863-3471. Serious renters only please!

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Women’s Bladder Health free information session: Wed Nov. 14th, 2012, 7 pm. Ottawa Hospital-Riverside Campus, 1967 Riverside Dr, Lower level amphitheater. Please call to register (613)738-8400 extension 81726.

NOTICES

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Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at www.smythsapples.com. Open daily til April 1st. Dan Peters Bed Sales- Open Wed.-Sunday 10 am-5 pm. Fridays open till 8 pm. Evening appointments available! Brand new mattress & boxspring sets. (We buy right from the manufacturer & pass the savings on to you). Single sets starting $150, double sets starting $189, queen sets starting $269, 48” & king size available. 8 models in stock. Located 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. (Drummond North Elmsley Twp. if using GPS). Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express. For price list online: www.danpetersauction.com & click bed sales page. 613-284-1234.

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Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858. Overhead Door Technician Established overhead door company looking for experienced technicians/installers. Welding and electrical ability an asset. Top wages/great benefits. Send resume to jordan@alparsons.on.ca or fax 613-798-2187.

REMOVE YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD 100,000+ have used our service since 1989. BBB A+ rating. US Waiver allows you to travel to the US, or apply for a Record Suspension (Pardon) professional & affordable Call 1-8-NOW PARDON (1-866-9727366) www.removeyourrecord. com

COMING EVENTS Melissa Stylianou Quintet with Special Guest Megan Hamilton. Friday November 16, 7:30 pm Chalmers United Church, 212 Barrie St. Kingston Students/ Seniors $10, Adults $20 www.queensu.ca/pao or 613533-2558.

PETS DOG SITTING Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily Marg 613-721-1530

HUNTING SUPPLIES Savage over and under 22 and 410. Over and under Bruno 5.6x32R 12 ga. Winchester model 12, 12 ga. 22 bolt action Cooey. 303 Sporterized nylon spock. 613-257-5173.

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We are looking for key people to expand our Financial Services business in this area. Experience not necessary, We will train. For an interview call 613-762-9519.

In-House Pet Grooming. Pet Grooming done in your home. www.inhousepetgrooming.com Call 613-485-9400 ask for Joyce or email joycevall ee@gmail.com

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Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Grass Fed local Beef for sale, sides, quarters or custom freezer packages. Call now for November delivery 613-622-0004 www.gableridgefarm.ca

Place Your Birth Announcement in your Community Newspaper (includes photo & 100 words) and recieve your Welcome Wagon FREE information and GIFTS from local businesses. ) x a t (plus Please register on line at www.havingababy.ca or call 1-866-283-7583

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Applehill Stables 6115 Prince of Wales Drive offers riding lessons (beginner-advanced), leasing, boarding with huge indoor arena. 613489-2446 email applehillstables@rogers.com

MUSIC Dancing Voices Community Choir meets Thursdays in Kanata for the pure joy of singing together, no experience necessary, everyone welcome. Call Tracy: 613-435-5413.

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VACATION/COTTAGES PUERTO PLATA, 1 bedroom timeshare, Caribbean village, beach, golf, sleeps 4, $600 weekly. Book early for weeks wanted. 613-822-3681, cmcalwell@yahoo.com

VEHICLES Need a car or truck and can’t get financed? Whatever your credit issues we can help. Guaranteed financing is available to everyone regardless of credit history. Call today, drive tomorrow. Call Joseph 613-200-0100.

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NEWS

Your Community Newspaper

Communities should share the load: resident Continued from the front

There have been a lot of political commitments made to Manotick about relief from trucks ... and that’s turning out to be a big lie. KLAUS BELTZNER, MVCA PRESIDENT

Heavy truck traffic will use the bridge to deliver products and goods to the rapidly growing commercial centres in Barrhaven and Riverside

South, he said. “Earl Armstrong doesn’t connect with Bank Street, and I certainly don’t want to see this become a ring road by default,� Desroches said. “This corridor is being built to serve the growth in south Ottawa.� He emphasized that the bridge is also meant to share the load between the three southern bridges, rather than eliminate it from one altogether. Desroches said conducting a full city-wide review of truck routes is pointless for the south Ottawa area, because the conversation “always gets monopolized by talk about King Edward Avenue,� he said. “I would suggest you may not need to do a six-month study for such an obvious

thing (like allowing trucks on the new bridge),� he added. Beltzner said he is also disappointed with his own representative, Coun. Scott Moffatt, who Beltzner said has been too quiet about this long-standing topic. “He has done nothing. He has said nothing on this issue,� Beltzner said. Moffatt told the EMC he’d like to see the study in the budget if possible, but doesn’t believe enough councillors are pushing for it. “I’d like to think there is a chance it could still be in there (the budget),� he said. That sentiment may be too little, too late for Beltzner, who said he will lobby for the study until the budget is passed at council on Nov. 28. “I think the gloves are go-

DAN PLOUFFE

Going the distance St. Mark’s Justin Cuddihey qualified for the OFSAA provincial championships with a fifth-place performance in the junior boys’ race at the national capital high school crosscountry running finals on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Mooney’s Bay.

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meets every Sunday at The Old Forge Community Resource Centre 2730 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1

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The West Ottawa Church of Christ

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Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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Invites you to our worship service with Rev. Dean Noakes Sundays at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886 pleasantparkbaptist.org

Watch & Pray Ministry Gloucester South Seniors Centre

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Worship 10:30 Sundays Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God

429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages pdale@trytel.com www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca Nursery Available

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at l’Êglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see www.st.-clementottawa.ca 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

Riverside United Church Sunday Worship at 11:00am Refreshments / fellowship following service www.magma.ca/~ruc (613)733-7735

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St. Clement Church/Paroisse St. ClĂŠment

St Aidan’s Anglican Church Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 – staidans@bellnet.ca

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Free Methodist Church

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE ANGLICANS St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive (613) 224 0526 Join us for regular services Beginning September 9 – Sundays at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Church school and youth group Rector: Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera – Everyone welcome – Come as you are – www.stmichaelandallangels.ca

Arlington Woods

225 McClellan Road, Nepean ON 613-596-9390 www.awfmc.ca

The Canadian Forces Chaplain Services Military Chapel Sunday Services Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11:15 Come Join Us: (Located corner of Breadner Blvd. and Deniverville Pvt.)

Les Services de l’aumônerie des Forces canadiennes Services du dimanche de la chapelle militaire Service protestant avec l’Êcole du dimanche 09:30 Messe Catholique romaine avec la liturgie pour enfants 11:15 Venez-vous joindre à nous (SituÊe au coin du boul. Breadner et Pvt. Deniverville)

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ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven www.sawoodroffe.org

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Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 Rev.10:30 Jamesa.m. Murray

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WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Heaven’s Gate Chapel Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 1893 Baseline Rd., Ottawa (2nd Floor) Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: heavensgateottawa.org E-mail: heavensgatechapel@yahoo.ca

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“There have been a lot of political commitments made to Manotick about relief from trucks once the StrandherdArmstrong bridge is built, and that’s turning out to be a big lie,� Beltzner said. “If there was an expectation that Stranderd-Armstrong was going to be used for trucks, then once the four-lane arterials were built they would have been designated already as a truck route.� Desroches said he has no hidden agenda regarding truck routes. “The bridge has “always been identified as a transit and transportation solution ... so I fully expect it will carry truck traffic; it’s being designed to accommodate that.�

However Desroches said the bridge is not meant to become a ring road for trucks travelling between highways 417 and 416.

Sunday Services: 8am and 10am Thursday Eucharist: 10am Nearly New Shop/Book Nook Open Thursday, Fridays 1pm - 3:30pm and ďŹ rst Saturday of each month: 10am - Noon 8 Withrow Avenue 613-224-7178

Don’t miss our Annual Christmas Bazaar Nov 17th 9am - 2pm

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: manotick@metroland.com

Nov. 3:

St. James Anglican Church in Manotick and the community police are co-hosting an education program called “Kids and Drugs” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A drug specialist will attend to discuss the specific drugs out in the community now. Open to parents of and/or youth leaders working with grades 5 to 9. Registration is limited. Cost is $5. Call Donna Rourke at 613-825-1913 or Sam Hills at 613-692-2082. Metcalfe’s St. Andrew’s United Church UCW’s annual fall luncheon and bake sale, 2677 8th Line Rd. on Sat. Nov. 3, from11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup, sandwiches and squares. Cost $8. Call 613-821-2075. Harvest turkey supper at the Osgoode Baptist Church, 8674 Bank St. in Vernon. Sittings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15 for adults, $5 for five to 12 years and free for under five years. For tickets call Edith McDiarmid at 613-821-5447, the Porteous family at 613-821-2174 or the Clarks at 613-821-1099. Tinsel Tea and Bazaar at the Gloucester Senior Adults’ Centre on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attractions include a tea room, bake sale, straw draw, crafts, quilts, knitting and crocheting, art gallery, grocery basket, Chinese raffle and a white elephant section. Tickets for the tea are $6. Admission is free for the bazaar.

Nov. 6:

Join Alan Cumyn for an author reading and discussion of the many aspects of fiction writing from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Greely library branch. Alan Cumyn’s books include the Giller Prize finalist

Burridge Unbound, and the acclaimed Great War novels The Sojourn and The Famished Lover. Offered in partnership with MASC. For adults aged 50-plus. Online registration is required.

Nov. 6 - Dec. 11:

Ongoing series of workshops for parents-to-be at the Metcalfe Live and Learn Resource Centre include presentations on nutrition, yoga, birthing companions, breastfeeding and bottle feeding, infant massage, child birth and postpartum. Takes place Tuesdays 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Call 613-821-2899.

Nov. 7:

The Greely Community Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the Greely community centre. Come and be part of the solution to issues affecting everyone in Greely. For more information contact president@greelycommunity.org. Join the Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa and explore the fine art of collecting and creating “dollhouse” miniatures. Woodworking, fibre arts, fine art and dolls in miniature. The monthly meeting will take place at the McNabb Community Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:45. Free admission. Visitors and new members are very welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Nov. 10:

A First Words speech and language screening clinic for children from birth until eligibility for senior kindergarten will take place at Osgoode Youth Association, 5479 Osgoode Main St. from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. No appointment necessary. For more information, call

Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 or visit www. firstwords.ca. Hosted by Live and Learn Resource Centre. Osgoode Legion’s Remembrance dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10. Veterans are free. Guests are $10. Enjoy cocktails from 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the bar. For further information, contact Peter Valdstyn at 613-2587644. Parkway Community Kid’s Party: Hang out at “the Monkey Barrel” on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. For all kids up to Grade 5. Funky Monkey music, munchies, games and prizes, plus special guests “Adventure in Art.” All free. Check out our new facility while the kids have a swinging time. Parkway Road Church, 7275 Parkway Rd. in Greely. Visit www.parkwayroad.com.

Nov. 10-11

Don’t miss the 20th annual St. Mark High School Christmas craft fair, Sat. Nov. 10 and Sun. Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Mark High School, Manotick, Ontario. Admission: $2 or canned food item.

Nov. 13:

Rural Family Connections will host its annual general meeting on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. All members of the Metcalfe Co-operative Nursery School, Metcalfe Home Daycare, Live and Learn Resource Centre and the general public are invited. If you’re interested in attending please RSVP by November 5 by calling 613-821-2899.

Nov. 15 –18:

Seven Manotick potters will

participate in the 2012 Ottawa Guild of Potters Holiday Sale, Nov. 15 to 18 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans. Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations from the sale of selected pieces will be directed to Harvest House. This event is wheelchair accessible; free admission and parking. For more information visit www.ottawaguild ofpotters.ca.

Nov. 16:

North Gower United Church Evening of Entertainment will feature Ottawa Valley’s own Gail Gavan, Mike Ryan and Kyle Felhaver with singalong songs and good old-fashioned foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes. Alfred Taylor RA Centre, North Gower. Social time with famous homemade refreshments, 6 to 7 p.m. Program from 7 to 9:15 p.m. For tickets call Garnet 489-3613, Hazel 489-3885, Mary 489-2697 or Nicky 489-1697. Adults $17, Youth $6, under 10 free.

Nov. 17

Super Country Christmas Bazaar, Sat. Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brunstad Christian Church, 1981 Century Rd .W. After a year’s absence during renovations, come join us for home baking, cookie walk, white elephant table, crafts, preserves, silent auction, raffle. Live music, terrific lunches, coffee bar. 613-692-3020.

Nov. 17 - 18:

Annual Christmas Bazaar at Our Lady of the Visitation, 5338 Bank St. South. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov.18. Christmas gifts for sale along with a canteen serving light refreshments.

in support of Naomi’s Family Resource Centre. Visit www. businessinmotions.com or call Cheryl at 613-821-4895. The Community Christian School in Metcalfe will host its annual Christmas Craft and Gift show on Nov. 24. Local businesses and artisans will offer fabulous gift items for everyone on your list this Christmas. Doors open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy Christmas cookie decorating and a canteen serving a delicious luncheon and refreshments. Parking and admission are free.

Dec. 1

The Christmas Gift and Craft Show at the Greely Legion runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 Free admission and parking. Free gift bag with donation in support of the Osgoode Ward Food Cupboard. Photo with Santa, $5. Pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Shop locally for all your Christmas needs!

Ongoing:

Osgoode’s Country Creations Christmas Artisan and Craft Fair is looking for vendors for its annual event to be held at the Market Square Mall, from Friday, Nov. 30 until Sunday, Dec. 9. If you are interested in participating in this co-operative fair, please contact Marlene at 613826-1511 or Mary Louise at sweetpeas@sympatico.ca. Proceeds from rental fees are donated to the Osgoode Care Centre. Drop-in children’s programs on Thursdays until Dec. 13: Babytime 10 to 10:30 a.m., Toddlertime 10:30 to 11 a.m. and storytime 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. The City of Ottawa’s new

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to homes. Residents are encouraged to watch for their calendar in the mail, as it contains important information regarding waste collection. The new calendar also provides information about upcoming changes to the city’s solid waste collection schedules. For more information, please visit ottawa.ca or call 311. Programs forConnect all ages are with now available at Trinity Bible Church in Osgoode. Programs include indoor soccer, crafts, drama, or nursery for children. Courses and small groups for adults are also offered. Topics include: freed-up financial living, eliminating debt, the Truth Project, the Story and Alpha. For more information or to register go to Courses and

Small Groups at www.trinity biblechurch.ca. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr., Greely. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance. First Friday of every month. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door or yearly memberships available. No charge for participating musicians and singers. Join us for a good time. The small but mightily talented Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional old-tyme fiddle and country music dance at the Osgoode Community Centre, every fourth Friday of the month from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bring your fiddle, guitar and musical talents to join in the fun. For more information call 613224-9888. Mondays and Thursdays: The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank St. (at Leitrim Road) meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613821-1930 for more information.

Tuesdays:

In Harmony, a woman’s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 613-722-0066. Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a fiveminute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182.

Thursdays:

Every Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. enjoy bingo at the Osgoode Legion, 3284 Sunstrum St. 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. Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and us 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 most certainly can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Thursday evenings at Manotick United Church from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Osgoodedancescottish@ gmail.com.

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