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Three ‘heroes of history’ are honoured with Diamond Jubilee medals for their commitment to preserving the past. – Page 3

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EMC news - A new pathway proposal is paving the road for improved connectivity in Manotick village. The Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association have released a concept plan for a Mahogany Harbour pathway link that would extend along the western shore of the Rideau River between Eastman Avenue and Firefly Lane. The idea grew from a survey and report the association published in April, Manotick on the Move, which called for better connectivity and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure throughout the village. With the new Mahogany residential development under construction south of the village core, the group met with the business improvement area board, members of the Manotick Kiwanis and Mahogany developer Minot to discuss the potential for a new path along Manotick Main Street that would connect the new development to the village core. “It’s pretty much the only public view to the river that’s close to the downtown part of the village, and it’s really underutilized,” said association member Lori Gadzala. “Right now it is a gravel shoulder with a railing that you have to leap over if you want any access to the shoreline.” She added that there’s nothing to separate cyclists and pedestrians from traffic. “It’s a busy spot and its not at all pedestrian friendly right now.” Gadzala said the group had several objectives when designing the concept, which is now on display for feedback at the Manotick branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 5499 South River Drive, until the new year.

“The first is encouraging active participation between the south part of Manotick and downtown,” Gadzala said. The group also wanted to provide better access to the river for tourists, boaters and anglers, she said. “That’s a very popular fishing spot. They sit on the culvert because there’s no where else to go.” The 200-metre path would pick up where the sidewalk ends at Eastman Avenue and continue south along Manotick Main, stopping just before Firefly Lane. It includes a paved twolane pedestrian pathway, with northern and southern lookouts offering views of Mahogany Harbour. The path also features a “floating boardwalk” that would provide a space for docking small boats and fishing. “That’s an interest of the BIA to have some short-term docking for boaters who want to visit Manotick businesses,” Gadzala said. Minto provided the services of its landscape architect, F.D. Fountain, at no cost to the association in order to sketch a basic concept. “Minto made a long standing commitment to Manotick to work with community groups on community based projects,” said Minto’s land development co-ordinator Erin O’Connor. Gadzala said the concept is currently a “pie in the sky” idea, and the group won’t go ahead if the community tells them they should put their resources elsewhere. “We’re in the really, really early stages right now. We don’t have any money or a plan,” she said. There are a number of regulatory hoops to jump through as well. The project would require approval from Parks Canada, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the city of Ottawa.

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Merry Christmas to all Lawrence and Audrey Renton, 91, pose with Santa at the Manotick Legion’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8. It was only one of the weekend’s highlights for the Rentons, who celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary the next day.

Rural clean-water program celebrates 10th anniversary Emma Jackson

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EMC news - The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is celebrating 10 years of partnership with rural landowners. The conservation authority and its many partners gathered at its headquarters in Manotick on Thursday, Dec. 13 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Rideau Valley rural clean water program and the city stream watch program. The authority administers two rural clean water grant programs, one inside the city of Ottawa and one in Rideau Valley. The city program, which is funded by the municipality, has been run by the RVCA since 2005.

The Rideau Valley program has been running for 10 years. Both programs offer technical advice and financial support to rural landowners and farmers to help them protect surface and ground water quality on their properties. Program manager Derek Matheson said the program was originally designed to help farmers who were implementing best practices on their land. It has since evolved to include grant opportunities for non-farming rural landowners, and the city program also offers well decommissioning and support for urban farm projects. Both programs help build run-off buffers, livestock fencing to keep cows away from clean water, and proper

septic systems. They also assist with nutrient management and erosion control. “It’s delightful to be part of a program that gets RVCA staff working closely with rural landowners,” said Ken Graham, chairman of the authority’s board of directors, at the anniversary party. Between the two programs, $1.4 million grant dollars have been distributed to 964 projects valued at more than $7.8 million. RVCA staff also celebrated the 10th anniversary for the city stream watch program, which relies on volunteers to document habitat conditions and conduct shoreline cleanups along urban tributaries. See CONSERVATION, page 2

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EMC news - It was a historic night in Manotick as three passionate advocates were recognized for preserving the past for the sake of the future. Winston Churchill expert Ron Cohen, Osgoode township military historian Coreen Atkins-Sheldrick and native peoples reconciliation advocate Chief Kenny Blacksmith all received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal on Thursday, Dec. 13 during a ceremony in the Carriage Shed near Watson’s Mill. These “heroes for history” were honoured, Poilievre said, because they are keeping our past alive. “All the value and knowledge we’ve learned from our ancestors can be lost if even one generation fails to pass it along to the next,” Poilievre said. Chief Kenny Blacksmith was recognized for his years of work to bring reconciliation, healing and unity to people, nations, churches and governments through his nonprofit organization Gathering Nations International. He and his wife Louise worked with aboriginal groups across Canada to respond to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 2008 apology to students of Indian residential schools, which culminated

in the National Forgiven Summit in 2010. He was born in the Cree nation of Mistissini in Northern Quebec, but has lived in Riverside South for more than 20 years. Blacksmith said winning a medal in the name of the British monarchy is an example of two cultures working together. “There’s a history with Canada and England, and that is part of the reconciliation,” he said. “We’re going to understand one another. We’re just excited we can be part of the healing in our nation.” Atkins-Sheldrick, was recognized for her tireless work to research and restore the cenotaph in Metcalfe. While writing a book about Osgoode Township’s military history, she realized that four fallen soldiers are missing from the township’s World War 1 memorial outside the old Metcalfe town hall. The memorial was amended at the beginning of November, and rededicated in time for Remembrance Day. “She has dedicated countless hours to ensure that their memory goes on,” Poilievre said. Atkins-Sheldrick said she was in “absolute shock” when she received notice of the award. “It’s such an honour and to be included in this group with

all the others, it’s a once in a lifetime gift,” she said. The Castor Valley Elementary School librarian is continuing her research to confirm if another 10 names should be added to the first and second world war memorials as well. The third hero for history was Ron Cohen, a world-renowned Winston Churchill historian who keeps his extensive Churchill collection and library above the garage at his home in Manotick. The co-founder of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Ottawa owns copies of all 58 books authored by the famous British prime minister, some in up to six languages. He also has a large collection of Churchill memorabilia, personal letters and speeches, some of which was placed on display on Parliament Hill last year. Poilievre said remembering leaders like Winston Churchill is important for our future. “If we don’t remember leaders like Winston Churchill, we won’t have leaders like Winston Churchill in the future,” he said. Cohen couldn’t agree more. “What’s past is prologue,” said Cohen, who was in England when he was told of the award. “You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.”

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EMC news – While Christmas shopping is a big part of the holiday season for many, some children in the south Ottawa area might not have had the opportunity were it not for the Cop Shop event. Christmas wishes came true for a group of 25 kids, who were paired with a police officer for an afternoon of shopping armed with a $200 gift card at the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre on Dec. 12. The experience allows officers to help some very deserving young children buy some holiday treats for themselves and their families. “I am very happy because I get to buy everybody in my family a present,” said Madison McMillan whose personal shopper was Const. Caroline Gallant.

The event, which is now in its fifth year, enables kids who might not otherwise experience holiday presents a chance to have some gifts at Christmas. “It is a great opportunity to come out and hang out with kids and hold the bags for them while they shop around,” said Gallant. “This helps them get the really meaning of Christmas.” The children chosen for Cop Shop are recommended by a variety of sources and are selected based on need, recognition of specific academic or sports achievement, or because of volunteer efforts. Police Const. Heather Cooper has been involved in the Cop Shop and she helped organized the event this year together with the shopping centre. “It is extremely important. It is the highlight of my year.

“We got a princess sleeping bag, Rapunzel pillow doll, earrings, a video game and an umbrella,” said Gorham. “We are trying to get her some items that they wouldn’t necessarily get this year at Christmas due to whatever

I count down just as the kids count down for it,” said Cooper. “The true meaning of Christmas to me is doing this with the kids.” Const. Nicole Gorham, the community police officer for the rural south Ottawa area, hailed the program saying it helps create a connection between police officers and kids. “It is great for the kids but more importantly to the Ottawa police. Every year we look forward to it,” said Gorham. “It is a great time to come and connect with the kids. Often they haven’t met police or they might have met police in a crisis situation, so this is more of a fun and relaxed atmosphere and equally rewarding.” Gorham was paired with Victoria Duplantis from Greely.

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Greely country club honours long-time volunteer

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BUILDING OTTAWA’S FUTURE Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with the Mayor and City Council to talk about the next steps towards building Ottawa’s new Light Rail Transit system. Back in 2009, our government made a commitment to invest up to $600 million to construct the new LRT. That’s the largest, single provincial investment in transit infrastructure in the City of Ottawa’s history. About 80 per cent of employment generated from this project will be local — around 20,000 jobs. It will make the Ottawa region a more attractive place to work, visit and invest. This is all part of our government’s larger infrastructure plan. Since 2003, we’ve invested about $75 billion around the province to build schools, hospitals, roads, bridges and public transit systems. As we continue to navigate a tough global economy, infrastructure investments — like this one — are more important than ever. It means more jobs for our families, a more vibrant city for the people of Ottawa, and a stronger economy here in Ontario.

EMC news - Greely’s fiddle and country club honoured one of its longest-standing members at their monthly dance on Dec. 7. Bonnie Mackie was surprised with an engraved jewelry box to thank her for her many years of service to the East Osgoode and District Old Time Music and Dancing Association, including six years as president. “She’s done a lot of work for the club,” said president John Miller, who helped organize the recognition. “She worked really hard at it; more effort than I think most would do.” Mackie said the gift was a touching surprise. “I had no idea it was coming,” Mackie said. “I really appreciate it, but for what I do I really don’t expect anything.” The Riverside South resident, who was born in Carlsbad Springs and lived in Metcalfe for more than 40 years, was one of the first to join the club with her husband, brother and several friends when it opened in 1976. She has been

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Bonnie Mackie was honoured for her years of volunteer work at the East Osgoode music and dancing club’s monthly dance on Dec. 7. involved ever since. The monthly dances are a throwback to the country shindigs many people grew up attending in villages outside the city, with live fiddle music and a chance to dance and have fun with friends. On the first Friday of every month, as many as 30 musicians play four sets at the Greely Community Centre while members enjoy a drink

or two and dance the night away. The goal is always to simply make it fun, welcoming and a positive evening out for patrons. Mackie said the club was so much fun, it inspired her to pick up instruments she hadn’t touched since she was a child. Now she plays guitar or keyboard “as needed” every month, and makes rounds to

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EMC news - For most Canadians, accessing clean water is as easy as turning on the tap. But in many areas of the world, communities continue to live without clean water or proper sanitation facilities. This holiday, WaterCan is hoping to change that. For the fourth year, the Ottawa-based charity is asking shoppers to buy fewer toys and give the gift of water instead. This year’s campaign is hoping to raise $60,000 for two community hospitals in Uganda, which together serve about 48,000 people. The money will build rainwater collection tanks, ventilated latrines, hand-washing and laundry facilities, as well as medical waste incinerators for both hospitals. Campaign co-ordinator Graham Milner said the hospitals currently have to purchase clean water or ask patients to bring their own. The current sanitation facilities are basic and untreated, and do little to shield patients from potential diseases and viruses. They also have the potential to contaminate drinking water at the hospital. The lack of clean water also means hospital linens can’t be adequately washed to prevent diseases from spreading be-

tween patients, Milner said. Ottawa physician Bob Birnbaum has worked in medical clinics in Ethiopia and Lesotho, and has seen first-hand the impact contaminated water can have on communities. “It’s virtually impossible to have good health without clean water,” Birnbaum said. “There are so many waterborne diseases out there; diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in children in the developing world and this is largely due to contaminated water.” He said building ventilated latrines, which keep bugs and smell to a minimum and are located far from drinking water sources, goes a long way to promote clean water. Birnbaum said education is also key in developing communities, to teach residents to boil river water before drinking it and to encourage proper hygiene. “In many parts of the world water is quite scarce, and people are reluctant to bathe in it when they can use it as drinking water,” he said. North Gower resident Brian Stratton, who works in water source protection and also volunteers with WaterCan, said giving the gift of water is a perfect solution for our consumer-driven society. “We want to buy gifts for people and we don’t know what to buy them because

they’ve got everything,” Stratton said. “You look at these communities (that WaterCan serves) and they have nothing. They have one set of clothes, no shoes. We can make a small donation and give them something.” On the Gifts of Water campaign website, shoppers can buy a lifetime supply of clean water for a child for $25, or one foot of a shallow well for $40. Hygiene education materials for 30 students cost $50, and clean water for a family of four costs $100. Clean water for a village will take $1,100. While the buyer is purchasing a particular item, the money goes to the general campaign pot. Milner said it typically costs $25 to provide clean water for one person, so the gifts are calculated with that in mind. But while the gifts are pooled, Milner said the money is still going to the specific campaign rather than the general coffers. “It’s tied very much to our project,” Milner said. “We like to think that’s an advantage over other symbolic gift campaigns.” The two hospitals are located in the Wakiso District of Uganda. The Ndejje and Kasanje health centres provide urgent care and emergency services, as well as basic surgeries. For more information or to donate, visit giftsofwater.ca.

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Canal was built nearly two centuries ago. City staff involved in the plan to construct a 362-space parking area on green space located at 160 Lees Ave. waited so long to release information about the project that even the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s councillor, David Chernushenko, was caught off guard when he was informed on Dec. 5 The open area is used as green space by the Archville neighbourhood and the 3,000 residents of neighbouring

highrise buildings. A parking area is needed to fulfill the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal obligation to replace parking that will be lost at the University of Ottawa campus when the city takes over two areas to stage construction for the light-rail system. But members of the Old Ottawa East community were left scratching their heads wondering why the Lees green space was selected. Were any other sites considered?

The plans for the new parking area are dated August 2012, so why wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ward councillor and the community notified sooner? Good questions, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still waiting for answers. After he was told about the project, Chernushenko waited two days hoping to receive more details before telling his constituents. But no information was forthcoming from the city. When approached for information by this newspaper,

city staff failed to respond to requests for further details. There might be a very good reason why the green space is the only logical location for the parking lot. And by no means do we expect the city consult with the public regarding every detail of work associated with the $2-billionplus light-rail mega project. But this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a last-minute work order. Staff made their decision last summer and the project takes away a treasured green space from thousands of

residents in Old Ottawa East. Surely that merits a little public consultation? Staff should have known the project would raise concerns in the community. The way this project has been communicated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or rather not communicated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; raises a disturbing precedent for how the city handles future impacts of the light-rail project. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to judge the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rationale for approving projects when staff refuse to talk to either the councillor or the community. We all need to be in the loop when it comes to such a pivotal period in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history.

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the most wonderful time of year for TV movie-watchers. For the past several weeks every movie has been about Christmas. The Man Who Saved Christmas and The Dog Who Saved Christmas and Crazy for Christmas and The Christmas Miracle and The Christmas Choir and The Christmas This and The Christmas That. Try to find a cowboy or a bank robber and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just out of luck. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re being bumped out by the great Christmas movies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Christmas Carol, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Wonderful Life and Bad Santa. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas movies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really about Christmas. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mostly about people falling in and/or out of love under coloured lights. The list of Christmas movies, usually small-budget productions with small-name casts, grows. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re eventually going to run out of plots involving misunderstantings and mistletoe. New plots need to reflect the concerns of moviegoers today, show an awareness of current tastes. The Christmas movie needs to be brought up to date. Fortunately, new movie production facilities are being brought to our city. So Ottawa can be at the forefront of this new Christmas movie wave. Here we are then, about to produce the first contemporary Christmas movie with an Ottawa theme. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been following current cultural trends, you know what it is has to be called. Right: The Christmas Zombie. Now, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re writing the script, you know certain things have to happen. First, there have

to be small-name stars who think they hate each other, but we know they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. They probably shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be zombies, because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a certain ewwwww factor in zombies under the mistletoe, what with the way parts of them are always falling off. OK, if zombies arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t under the mistletoe where will they be? An obvious answer is that they are in Parliament, perhaps the Senate. But that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. Senators have to retire at 75 and many zombies are hundreds of years older than that. Also zombies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a principal residence. Well then, the zombies could be in a shopping mall. People are at their most zombie-like there. But this has already been done in Dawn of the Dead. Granted, originality is not something that is particularly prized in the movie world, but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look for zombies elsewhere. City hall, for example. Zombies could be occupying the council seats, grunting appreciatively at every mention of a new casino, raising their hands to vote yes, the hands sometimes falling off. Is this too political? Perhaps. Anyway, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really cover the Christmas angle, which is important because without a Christmas tree there is nothing for our small-name stars to embrace in front of. We know zombies would probably eat reindeer, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep those out of the script. Same with mamma in her kerchief. How about the attacking zombies get frightened by the Christmas tree lights and run away, leaving everybody to be happy, try on sweaters and get married? Or maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Little Drummer Boy that drives the zombies away. There are any number of ways you can play this. Christmas songs (not the carols but the kind Michael BublĂŠ sings) could bring inner peace to the zombies, much as they did to The Grinch, and turn them into likeable characters from High School Musical. The most likely scenario is that the zombies simply decide to leave so they can line up for the Boxing Day sales.

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EMC news - “Today we’re lighting this tree as a symbol of the light your loved ones and caregivers have brought into our lives.” Those were some of the opening words from Troy Cross, Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation’s executive director, at the hospital’s annual Wish Tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The campaign is held each year to allow residents who use the hospital to honour their lost loved ones while raising funds for the facility. Residents, patients, staff and community members gathered in the front lobby in front of a towering Christmas tree covered in blue and white remembrance notes. Each piece of paper held a name, which represents a donation to

the hospital to help buy equipment and support the facility’s operations. Last year the Wish Tree program raised $49,000 and with the helping of several local businesses who will match donations up to a certain amount, the hospital hopes to raise even more this Christmas. Scotiabank branches in Avonmore, Chesterville, Findlay Creek, Morrisburg, Osgoode, Russell, and South Mountain will match donations up to $5,000. Riveredge Farms, Russell Meadows Retirement Community, Dan R Equipment and MacEwen Petroleum will work together to match up to $12,000. Spencerville’s Village Voyces a capella singing group kicked off the tree lighting event with several Christmas songs before joining a group of more than 20 students from Morrisburg Public School to

turn on the lights. Grade 6 students Cameryn Broad and Kristyn Vanhoof officially flicked the switch, setting the tree aglow with wintery blue lights. The two girls joined their classmates before the ceremony to deliver Christmas cards to patients in the hospital. They said it was exciting to turn the tree on for everyone. “We were helping so it was kind of special,” Broad said, noting that delivering cards was especially inspiring. This is the school’s sixth year participating in the tree lighting ceremony. Grade 6 teacher Sarah Barclay-Thomas said the experience is a very real lesson about empathy. “They really understand that they can do something nice for someone feeling blue in the hospital,” she said. For more information or to make a donation visit wdmh. on.ca/foundation.

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EMC news - Ottawa architect Ritchard Brisbin’s dream of designing light-rail terminals that feel like part of their neighbourhoods enthralled city councillors at a recent council meeting. Brisbin captured the imagination of councillors before they voted to recommend Rideau Transit Group’s lightrail plan during a Dec. 12 meeting of council as committee-of-the whole. After the meeting, only one hurdle remained: the final city council vote scheduled for Dec. 19, after this newspaper’s deadline. The “gorgeous” design is what will cinch community’s support for the LRT system, said Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs. Most of the councillors applauded the architect’s vision, which is also on display in the city at the new downtown convention centre. “(I wanted to) design for riders to take ownership of the stations, to feel comfortable and feel like it’s part of their neighbourhood,” Brisbin told councillors. “Urban design is absolutely essential… (we) resolved (the urban design) before we did any of the architecture.” Art will be an important part of the stations and it will be used to tell stories about the city’s history, Brisbin said. The materials and colours used in the stations are meant to reflect the area, too. A co-

lour scheme of “Gatineau in the fall” and ice was part if his inspiration. Brisbin said he took those colours and wrapped them into a concept based on Japanese paper folding. “The Japanese can make paper tell you just about anything they want it to,” Brisbin said. The flat, folded and angled station roofs deliver a message that’s consistent from station to station about where the entrance is and the passenger flow direction inside the terminal. Inside, the stations will be warm and comfortable, filled with ash wood and lots of “lantern”-type lighting. Brisbin likened the atmosphere to being inside a cabin. “We want the design to have cachet, to encourage people to make transit a lifestyle choice,” he said. The “vast majority” of additional public art that will be commissioned for the stations will be focused on functionality, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. The art should be dual purpose: it can provide lighting, seating areas or other functions in addition to beautifying the stations, she said. CYCLING

Encouraging cyclists to use the light-rail system was a key point of discussion and most councillors weren’t very happy with the answers they were getting. While a report from Rideau

Transit Group, states that bicycles can be brought aboard the trains, Schepers said bikes won’t be permitted on the trains in their busy morning and afternoon commuter peak hours. That disappointed local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling. Vice president Alex deVries said the move would be a step backwards. “Today, any bus that has rack-and-roll will take your bike,” deVries said. “That service on the Transitway is being replaced with a service that doesn’t offer this.” The issue of bike parking was also a hot topic for councillors. Even Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, who isn’t very vocal on the topic of cycling, said the 300 bike parking spaces planned for the 13 stations won’t be enough. Schepers agreed that 300 spaces is a “very conservative number.” The plans will identify space that can be used to expand bike parking in the future, she said. DeVries said it’s encouraging to hear that even suburban councillors are pushing for more bike parking. “It’s hard to believe that 300 spots are going to be enough for 13 stations,” he said. The stations will also feature “runnels”: troughs along staircases that allow cyclists to wheel their bikes up and down stairs. Elevators are “full-sized” and will be large enough to hold bikes, confirmed rail office manager John Jensen.

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OSU’s ‘Zoom’ Langwa Moving On To Toronto FC Academy Much like the club feels reciprocally, Ndzemdzela “Zoom” Langwa is sad to be leaving Ottawa South United, but can’t help but feel excited for what the future holds. The OSU Force player of eight years will be moving to Toronto over the winter break, where he’ll join the Toronto FC youth academy. “I’m excited. It’s a great opportunity and I hope I get a lot from it,” smiles Langwa, who admits he was surprised the pro club selected him after attending a trial this past sum- mer. “I didn’t think they’d actually ask me.” One man who isn’t the slightest bit surprised is Abe Osman, his coach this past season with the Force U14 boys’ Ontario Youth Soccer League team. “He’s an outstanding player – one of the best I’ve seen in a long time,” Osman says. “We showed him a little bit, but he’s got a lot of natural talent. He’s blessed with a lot of skill.” Langwa sticks out on the pitch compared to others immediately simply due to his physique, and it surely only takes a moment longer before he makes a big impact on the game. The left-footed striker co-led the OYSL in scoring this season with 22 goals in 16 games. It didn’t hurt that four of those markers came in a game against Brampton East – who allowed more than one goal on just four other occasions all season – when a TFC scout was watching. “Some games against provincial players – we’re not talking just the average, regular defender – he man- handled them,” Osman highlights, praising Langwa’s relentless work ethic. “He was manhandling guys in our age group and he was manhandling guys when he got called up to the older age group.“Zoom had an incredible year.” Langwa will live with the family of a team- mate from Toronto once he moves there, and will train at TFC’s new $17.5 million facility in Downsview Park. “It’s a really big change. My parents didn’t really want me to move,” laughs Langwa, explaining that eventually they decided it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. “I’d like to play professional. That’s my life goal really.” The Grade 9 Sacred Heart Catholic High School student carries many great memories from his time with OSU, including his team’s undefeated campaign last year where they won the East Region Soccer League and the ER Cup. “If I didn’t play with TFC, I’d be playing with those guys,” he underlines. “They’re a great group of guys and a lot of fun to be around.” Langwa also feels thankful for the role OSU played in his development. “It’s a great club. There’s a lot of great coaches,” he says, signaling his appreciation to general manager Jim Lianos for helping to create the link to TFC. “Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.” OSU President Bill Michalopulos was pleased for both Langwa and the club as a whole to see his development into an elite talent. “Zoom is unique. He exemplifies a lot about what OSU is. He’s a competitor, he’s determined,” Michalopulos states. “This is also a testament of OSU’s hard work in showcasing our players and providing them the best possible technical programs to help Zoom and all our players reach their maximum potential. The club is very proud.”

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hat Christmas I was a year older and a lot wiser. I tried not to think of the past Christmas, when I found out there really wasn’t a Santa Claus. I had heard rustling in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and crept down the stairs to see my sister Audrey eating the cookies I had left out for Santa, the kitchen table covered with tissue paper and gifts being wrapped not by Santa, but by Father. It was the year Mother had to spend the holiday in the Renfrew hospital and it was sad enough for me without discovering there was no Santa after all. I told no one what I had seen and kept the secret locked in my heart for the entire year. So that Christmas I tried to act excited -- it would spoil it for everyone if they thought I no longer believed in Santa Claus. I was told to be good or Santa would pass by our old log house in Northcote. Eat everything on your plate -you know Santa doesn’t like little girls who waste food. So it went all those days before Christmas and I kept the secret buried deep in my heart. Time and again Mother said money was scarcer than ever that year. Turkey Fair day hadn’t been as good as other years with the Depression at its worst.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories But nonetheless I was told to write my letter to Santa. Audrey told me not to ask for anything that would be considered frivolous. “Remember, it isn’t only our family that is poor. Everyone in the entire world is poor,” Audrey said with conviction. “Santa won’t be able to bring everything you ask for, so be careful what you put in your letter.” Little did my sister know that my belief in Santa had come to an end a year ago, so pretending to be in deep concentration, I sat at the old pine table early in December and printed out my Christmas wishes in a letter to Santa. I wanted long white stockings just like my school rival Marguirite wore, I asked for a wood pencil box like my little friend Joyce had. But what I wanted more than anything in the whole world was a pair of storebought shoes. I had running shoes for the summer, but in the winter I had to wear boys brown laced brogues. Mother didn’t

have to buy them either: they came in the hand-me-down box Aunt Lizzie sent regularly from Regina. They were the ugliest shoes I had ever clapped eyes on. They were decidedly for boys and when they arrived, they looked like they had hardly been on anyone’s feet. I hated them, but I was the only one the shoes would fit. They were much too small for any of my three brothers and my sister Audrey, 11 years my senior, certainly couldn’t be expected to wear boys shoes to the Northcote School, so I was the one to get the despised shoes. So I put in my letter to Santa that I would be very grateful for a pair of store-bought girl’s shoes and I underlined “girl’s.” I knew full well there was no Santa to read of my Christmas wish, but nonetheless I dutifully wrote the letter, which Mother would make a great pretence of mailing at Briscoe’s General Store. All the time I knew asking for something as costly as store-bought shoes was an

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EMC news - The city’s rural councillors are telling staff to go back to the drawing board again because a proposed kennel bylaw still isn’t up to snuff. West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry called for the delay on Dec. 6, when the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee was set to receive a revised version of the policy, which is intended to harmonize the amalgamated city’s rules regulating the boarding and breeding of dogs and cats. El-Chantiry still wasn’t happy with the amount of consultation with people who would be affected by the rules. “It seems more and more we’re learning different things from different stakeholders, so I want to make sure we have time to catch up with most of the folks we need to discuss (it) with,” El-Chantiry said. “(The delay is) to give them a little bit more time and do it right.” Staff already had two additional months to work on the policy. El-Chantiry asked for it to be delayed in October, when almost 200 people packed the Greely Community Centre and more than 20 people spoke to tell council-

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lors about all the problems with the policy as it was proposed. For one thing, the city would be asking many rural dog owners to fly under the radar if it passes new kennel and breeding rules, Kinburn resident Tim Pychyl told councillors on Oct. 4. Pychyl, who owns eight sled dogs, pleaded with the committee to include people like him – recreational pet owners who have more than three dogs. Under the rules staff drafted on Oct. 4, people who have more than three dogs or five cats for breeding or showing must apply for a new permit: an in-home breeding licence. There is a separate licence proposed for commercial kennels or boarding operations. On Oct. 4, a last-minute change was proposed to address Pychyl’s concern and allow people who own a larger number of pets for recreational reasons – including sledding or agility – to apply for an in-home breeding licence, but Pychyl said that’s not good enough. “It’s a principle thing,” he said. “It’s about being part of a city that understands what we’re doing.” “I can assure you one size does not fit all,” El-Chantiry said. “If you live in an apartment in the Glebe or if you

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The city’s controversial proposal to regulate kennels and in-home breeders of cats and dogs has been delayed a second time. live on 150 acres in West Carleton, I think we have to see there is a little bit of difference in the process.” VETS EXEMPT

City staff came under fire from the audience on Oct. 4 for exempting veterinarians from the kennel rules. Patrick Hunt, who breeds Irish setters in North Gower, received applause at that meeting when he said the vet exemption needs to be changed. Many veterinary clinics operate a boarding kennel as a side business, but they are not re-

quired to get a licence or pay a fee for that kennel and the new rules would continue that exemption. “They shouldn’t be exempt because they’re professionals,” Hunt said. City bylaw chief Linda Anderson said boarding operations at vet clinics are “traditionally” used to house animals after operations, or for temporary care of animal patients. That declaration elicited a loud boo from the crowd and with direction from the committee, Anderson said she would take another look at that aspect of the rules.

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Janice Barresi from the Youth Services Charitable Foundation, Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and Alex Munter, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, were on hand for the announcement of the Bridges Project. The new program will bring together mental-health service providers to provide integrated care for youth to help them recover at home instead of at a hospital. Naqvi praised the partnership between service providers. “This program has the capacity to identify and respond to the needs of high risk youth in Ottawa and ultimately, has

the potential to save lives, reduce the use of hospital beds, and build community capacity,” he stated. By providing services outside the hospital, not only are hospital beds

freed up, but youth in crisis can maintain some normalcy in their lives by staying at home and accessing services in the community, according to the press release.

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Disney’s Junior Soccer Showcase offers younger age groups the chance to experience the same great national competition and top-notch tournament organization as their older counterparts in the original Disney’s Soccer Showcase. This November, OSU Force Academy 2000 Boys travelled to the sunshine state to put themselves to the test at Disney’s Wide World of Sports ‘Proving Ground’ to compete in the Disney Junior Soccer Showcase. With some of the best teams from across America, the boys were drawn against FC Real Madrid from Miami, Boca United from central Florida and Southern West from Georgia in the group stages. Real Madrid momentarily tripped the boys up with a harsh lesson in gamesmanship and aggression, fielding some very powerful 99 born players and snatching a goal in the last few minutes of the game to win 3-2. However, the OSU boys had done enough to qualify for the knock out round due to some excellent performances in their other games. A relatively smooth semi-final game (but not without some nervous moments!) against the Houston Texans saw the boys step their game to earn a convincing 4-1 win, and set themselves up for a mouth watering final against Atlanta FC. The Championship final proved to be a real roller coaster of a game and worth every ounce of sweat and effort to get there. Both teams were well matched and the intensity and will to win was evident in every player on both sides. Every OSU boy was a hero in their own way, but it was Eric B who hit the winning and only goal home with 10 minutes to go. Parents, siblings and the entire Force Academy 2000 Girls team (who themselves had earlier earned themselves a third place trophy in their competition) screamed and cheered the boys for the entire 70 minutes and their support was certainly a huge factor in the win!

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EMC news - A new program will offer a path for families of youth suffering from a mental health crisis. Called the Bridges Project, the new program will bring services from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Public Health, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Youth Services Bureau to form a treatment team that can provide intensive treatment program for teens – outside a hospital setting. The program will ensure the appropriate services are offered directly to teens in crisis, instead of the current process, which leaves families in crisis searching for the right way to access services, said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. Hubley’s son Jamie took his own life in the fall of 2011. For the councillor, this shift in the relationship between families and service providers is huge. “It changes the dynamic around,” Hubley said. “We were out there running around trying to find help. Now what’s going to happen is all the agencies are going to come to the families and say, “This is the kind of help you need to get and we can refer you.” The program is geared towards the most vulnerable youth from ages 12 to 18. The target group represents the most repeat visits to the hospital emergency room and community-based mental health crisis services. They have the most complex needs and the most complicated admissions to mental-health units. “At the time, when you’re in a crisis like that, all your worried about is your child’s health,” Hubley said. “The reality is, before this program people would have to be trying to think of where they are going to go to try and get help and what kind of help you need.” Alex Munter, president and chief executive officer of CHEO, stated in a press release that Ottawa is seeing unprecedented demand for mental health services. “It is not just the number of cases that is increasing, but also the severity of these cases,” he stated. “Our goal with this program is to completely change the trajectory of young peoples’ lives, forever altering both their physical and mental health as well as their life expectations. The Champlain Local Health Integration Network will provide half a million dollars in annual funding to run the integrated treatment program, which is expected to make youth mental-health intervention more streamlined and cost-effective. Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir

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Ministry: Rev. Andrew Jensen, BA, MDiv 25 Gibbard Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K2G 3T9 Near Knoxdale & Greenbank (613) 829-2266 www.magma.ca/~knox Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. (Nursery Available) Tuesday Craft Group: 9:00 a.m. Youth Group: every second Sunday evening

December 25th Christmas Day 10:00 am Communion Service

Dec. 2 White Gift Sunday 10:00 am Dec. 9 Family Christmas party and potluck 4:00 pm Dec. 16 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Musical: The Journey 10:00 am Dec. 23 Lessons and Carols service 10:00 am Dec. 24 Christmas Pageant 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Candelight and Communion Service 10:00 pm Dec. 30 Informal Service 10:00 am

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

December 17th through 23rd: 5:30 pm Contemplative Vespers

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613.224.1971

Venez-vous joindre Ă nous (SituĂŠe au coin du boul. Breadner et Pvt. Deniverville)

Two blocks north of Carlingwood Shopping Centre on Lockhart Avenue at Prince Charles Road.

Anglican Church of Canada

December 24th: Family Christmas Service 4 pm Carol Singing 9:30 pm Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 10 pm

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KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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43 Meadowlands Dr. W. Ottawa

Service protestant avec lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠcole du dimanche 09:30 Messe Catholique romaine avec la liturgie pour enfants 11:15

St. Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church

December Highlights

Christmas Schedule December 24th Christmas Eve Schedule 5:00 pm Service of Hymns & Carols 7:00 pm Service of Hymns & Carols 10:00 pm Candlelight Service with Communion

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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

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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Parkdale United Church

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3191 Riverside Dr (at Walkley)

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Come Join Us: (Located corner of Breadner Blvd. and Deniverville Pvt.)

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

Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM

Refreshments / fellowship following service

Email: admin@mywestminister.ca

Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy 11:15

A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507

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Join us with friends and family on Dec. 23 for Gospel Carols at 10 am, Dec. 24 for our Family Service at 4:30pm, Dec. 24 for a Quiet Candlelight Christmas at 9pm, and Dec. 25 for a very Quiet Christmas at 9 am Dec. 30 for one service at 10 am for Lessons and Carols R0011821786

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The Canadian Forces Chaplain Services Military Chapel Sunday Services

The West Ottawa Church of Christ

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2112 Bel Air Drive (613) 224-0526

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St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School

Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access

Join us for worship, fellowship & music Nursery, children and youth ministries Sunday Service at 10:30 am Rev. Kathryn Peate

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

10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa (Meadowlands and Chesterton) Tel: 613-225-6648 parkwoodchurch.ca

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WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

off 417 exit Walkey Rd. or Anderson Rd.

2400 Alta Vista Drive (613) 733 0131 Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; Ample parking; OC Transpo route 8 A warm welcome awaits you. Minister: Alex Mitchell sttimothys@on.aibn.com www.sttimsottawa.com

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Sunday, Dec 23 10:30am Sunday Services 10:30am Featuring music from the Polished Brass Quintet. Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 Monday Dec 24 6:30 pm. Christmas Eve Service with Candles, Communion and Candle light. Rev. James Murray

Bethany United Church

St. Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church

Come to Worship - Sunday 10:30 Bible Preaching, Hymn Singing & Friends

Dominion-Chalmers United Church

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City View United Church 6 Epworth Avenue, Nepean (613) 224-1021 www.cityviewunited.org Ministers: Rev. Neil Wallace Margie Ann MacDonald

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Location: St. Thomas More Catholic School, 1620 Blohm Drive

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You are welcome to join us! Sunday 11:00am Worship & Sunday School Christmas Eve Service 6:30pm

Heavenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate Chapel

Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM

Sunday worship - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 Christmas Eve at 7:30pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:30am - Holy Eucharist

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Vigil honours abused women Blair Edwards

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Financial Transparency for Unions Last week, I voted to support Bill C-377 which requires financial transparency for labour organizations across Canada. This Private Member’s Bill, brought forward by MP Russ Hiebert, was passed by the House of Commons and will now proceed to the Senate to be reviewed further. Bill C-377 has received support from Canadians across the country, including many of my own constituents in Nepean-Carleton. The basic premise of Bill C-377 is that every labour organization in the country must file a standard set of financial information statements each year regarding money received and how it is spent. These reports will subsequently be available online. Compliance will not be costly for unions since responsible organizations already collect this information. This process is similar to how charities currently operate. The Income Tax Act currently provides many advantages to labour organizations and their members. For example, unions operate without having to pay taxes, members who pay unions dues receive a deduction on their taxes, and if union members go on strike, their strike pay is tax-free. It is important that any institution receiving benefits like these be financially transparent to the public. While many of the Income Tax Act benefits given to labour organizations, such as dues deductibility, are indirect benefits rather than direct, the effect is still the same. These were created to sustain labour organizations. The same can be said of charities, which do not receive direct government funds. They depend on the tax benefits given to donors, thereby encouraging continued donations. This again was designed for the clear purpose of sustaining charitable organizations in Canada. It certainly is fair to ask unions to follow the same rules as charities. If they are going to benefit from tax advantages, they should disclose how they spend their money. By continuing to expand financial transparency to labour organizations, as proposed in Bill C-377, we can increase public confidence that unions are spending their money wisely, effectively and for the good of their members. Pierre Poilievre MP Nepean-Carleton

EMC news - The president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity stood silently and watched as the candles were lit during a ceremony at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre on Dec. 6. Fourteen flames were lit in memory of each of the women killed by a gunman at École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989. A 15th candle was lit for all the women who have suffered violence at the hands of others. Karim Khamisa, president of Kappa Sigma, a fraternity at Carleton University, came to the vigil with more than 20 of his fraternity brothers, a ceremony the group has attended annually for five years. “A men’s fraternity being present at a ceremony or vigil that raises awareness and remembrance on the issue of violence against women itself sends a message,” said Khamisa. “It sends a message when a group of men, especially youth make their way over to an event like this and show the community and the society that this is not an issue that women should be fighting alone.” More than 80 people attended the vigil, including Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Marianne Wilkinson and Coun. Allan Hubley.

Every year the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre holds a vigil in honour of the women killed in the Montreal Massacre. On Dec. 6, 1989, a 25-yearold man walked into École Polytechnique in Montreal with a rifle and a hunting knife. He entered a classroom, separated the men from the women and then shot the females, claiming he was “fighting feminism.” He gunned down 28 people, killing 14, before turning the rifle on himself. In 1991, Parliament recognized the tragic event by declaring Dec. 6 the National Day of Mourning and a National Day to End Violence Against Women. The vigil started nearly 20 years ago, said Cathy Jordan, executive director of the resource centre. “It’s about taking time to remember that was a tragic moment in our history when those women were killed because they were women,” she said. “But it’s also a time to remember the number of women who have been killed since then and the need to stay vigilant to work together to end violence against women.” HELPING ABUSED WOMEN

Judy Bowyer, a peer support worker with the centre’s violence against women pro-

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Minoo Taherzadh lights 14 candles in memory of the women killed in 1989 by a gunman at École Polytechnique. gram, read a survivor’s story during the start of the ceremony at the resource centre. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, lived through an emotionally-abusive relationship and sought help from the resource centre after she was pushed down a flight of stairs, said Bowyer. “She was connected up with a peer supporter,” she said after the ceremony. “Today she’s on her own and doing well.” Abuse can be either physical or emotional, and results in a loss of self esteem, she said. But sometimes there are no visible bruises.

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“It becomes an unknown crime,” said Bowyer. “So women tend to stay a little longer than they probably should. “Abuse starts off in a honeymoon cycle, when you first get together and everything’s going crazy and beautiful,” she said. “Then the abuse happens, whether it’s calling names or (hitting). After that it turns around and goes into another honeymoon cycle.” The cycle continues and the “honeymoons” become shorter and shorter. “During that time you think, ‘It has to be me, because nobody else can see it.’” Once an abused woman seeks help at the resource centre, they are paired up with a peer support worker. A recent study by the Canadian Women’s Foundation shows that 67 per cent of Canadians have known a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse. The survey, released on Dec. 10, also shows that Canadian women are more likely to have known another woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse. There needs to be more public education about the issue, said Jordan, adding that the resource centre runs a program in Ottawa public schools that educates students about healthy dating relationships and how to treat one another. The resource centre is also advocating for improved access to affordable housing and raising the minimum wage to provide more high-income jobs for women who are living in abusive relationships. Jordan said the resource centre has seen an increase in the number of reported incidents of abuse over the past few years. “I believe it’s increasing because I think there’s more awareness about the issue,” she said. “Whereas 20 years ago this was something that was behind closed doors and nobody talked about it.” The Chrysalis House, a women’s shelter in the city’s west end run by the resource centre, is always full, said Jordan. “Regularly we’re turning away seven clients, seven calls a day that we can’t meet the needs for.” With files from Jessica Cunha


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Winner of the $100 Farmer’s Pick Gift Cerificate was Elsie Quinn of Orleans Elsie was very happy to be one of our Contest winners this year.

Winner of the Sew For It Gift Certificate was Marie Barbier of Ottawa

Winner of the Lincoln Fields Prize was Marilyn Smith of Ottawa Marilyn received a T-Fal Actifry.

Ottawa Bagel Shop Gift Basket Winner Mary Bailey of North Augusta

Winner of the Pandora Bracelett was Mary Shoup of Arnprior Mary was very happy as she lost a bracelet dear to her, and never had it replaced now she has one to take it’s place.

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Winner of one of the $100 Gift Certificates Courtesy of Farmers Pick was Elena Mokdad of Kanata

Winner of the Tag Along Toys Gift Certificate was Mark Sullivan of Ottawa Which will come in very handy for Christmas.

Winner of the Westgate Shopping Centre Prize was Sandra Graham of Woodlawn, accepting the prize from Dave Pennett our Ottawa West Sales Rep Sandra was very excited to win this beautiful Mixer. Said it will come in handy with her baking.

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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 until the trees are all sold. The trees are Nova Scotia balsam firs, cut just before being shipped to Ottawa. All profits are used to provide activities and experiences for clients and families at the Royal. The lot is located on the grounds of the Royal, 1145 Carling Ave., and will be open from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dec. 20:

BRIER DODGE/METROLAND

Kanata’s Magnus Muirhead, 4, centre, can barely contain his excitement as he waits to see Santa at the mayor’s Christmas party. He was all smiles when he finally got his chance to get up close with Saint Nick with his sisters Francesca, 6, left, and Charlotte, 10, right. The mayor’s 12th annual Christmas celebration was held at city hall on Dec. 8 and included visits with both Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Beavertails, ice skating, crafts, entertainment and cookie decorating.

Through Dec. 24

The Royal Ottawa Mental

Health Centre’s 26th annual Christmas tree sale

begins Saturday, Dec. 1 and runs through to Dec. 24 or

Enjoy some Christmas bingo at the Osgoode Legion, Thursday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Draws for turkeys and hams, Christmas wreaths and Christmas baskets. Come out, have fun and support your Legion.

Dec. 27-30:

Kanata Theatre’s Willy Wonka is a holiday production for the whole family. Showings will be held on Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Dec. 28 at 7 p.m., Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. All tickets are $10. For tickets call the box office at 613-831-4435 or email BoxOffice@Kanatatheatre.com. For details, visit KanataTheatre.com.

Dec. 31:

The Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Association is inviting you and your friends

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to our traditional New Year’s Eve dinner dance, Monday, Dec. 31 at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. Happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m., catered beef and turkey buffet and dessert. Bar service and party favours at 7 p.m., music from 9 to 1 p.m. by the renowned Dennis Harrington and Heritage Country Band. Reserved tickets only. For additional information please call Mary 613 4892697, Irwin 613 258-2258 or Gerry 613 692-4122. New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Greely Legion, Dec. 31. Cocktails start at 6 p.m. Roast beef dinner starts at 7 p.m. Featuring the W.R.D. band. Tickets are $40 before Dec. 21st and $50 between Dec. 21 and Dec. 31. For tickets call Linda Wyman at 613-8220233, Arlene Preston at 613822-1709, Doug Sinclair at 613-744-3260 or the Greely Legion Office at 613-8221451. For more information visit our website, www. greelylegion.ca. The Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., hosts its New Year’s Eve Party. Reception starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Catered by Leatherworks, the dinner includes a roast beef buffet, southern fried chicken and much more. Music will be provided by DJ Bytown Boogie. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the

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111 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville

new year’s Eve Menu Starters

Soup of the Day $7.95 Torpedo Shrimp and Chili Dip $11.95 Pork and Walnut Slice with Cranberry Relish $9.95 Baked Tomato with a Feta and Chive Filling $7.95

Main Course

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Beef Wellington with wilted Spinach and creamed Potatoes $32.95 Pan roast Breast of Chicken wrapped in Bacon and stuffed with Blue Cheese served with Sautéed Potatoes and Vegetables $29.95 Thai baked Fillet of Salmon with Sesame roast Sweet Potatoes and Bok Choy $29.95

Dessert

Chocolate and Orange Tart $8.95 Panatone Bread and Butter Pudding $7.95 Mulled Wine and Poached Pears $7.95

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branch. For details, call 613591-5570.

Jan. 9:

Christian Women’s Central Club invites you and your friends to a “New Year’s Silver Dessert Buffet”. Feature: SILPADA Sterling Silver Jewelry, special music and speaker: Talented vocalist Daphne Dykhuizen will sing and tell about “A Life Wrapped Up.” $6 and first timers $, 1:00 p.m., St. Jan. 15

Ongoing:

Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, 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.

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. 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.

Wednesdays:

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 five-minute 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. All money raised at these weekly events goes back to the community. Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness. Share the music and joy of dance. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt. 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.


34. Capital of Alberta 36. Large African antelope 37. Mexican tortilla sandwich 38. Pigmented eye membrane 39. Baby’s food protector 40. Winglike structures 41. Sun-dried brick 44. Those dull in appearance 45. Basketlike baby’s bed 48. Purpose or intent 49. Difficult to carry 50. Cry made by sheep 51. More than one spouse CLUES DOWN 1. Incredible edibles 2. About aviation 3. Small biting flies

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Both social and business communication require some tact this week, Aries. You can handle it, and you should be prepared to meet some interesting people. Taurus, your confidence and energy are strong, but you seem to be having difficulty sitting still for enough time to get a handle on other people’s opinions and viewpoints. New options present themselves that are excellent for educational pursuits, Gemini. Friends will be supportive of any ideas that you devise, even if they seem a little off-center. Cancer, this week you could gain the attention of people in high positions. Use the opportunity to get your best points heard if you have the chance.

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

4. Bulgarian monetary unit 5. Point midway between E and SE 6. Old CCCP or U___ 7. Rubber tree genus 8. Waterless 9. Female chicken 10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the Am. Revolution 23. Nincompoops 24. Great battle of 333 BC 25. Salt Lake state

Leo, this should be one of those glorious weeks when you have the feeling that everything is moving along smoothly and according to your master plan. Virgo, your confidence is high and there is just about nothing that you fear or think you cannot handle this week. Float along on these feelings of euphoria for a while.

26. Woman (French) 29. A public promotion 30. Social insect 31. Knifed 32. Formal association of people 35. Toff 36. Snaps up 38. Annona diversifolia 40. Opera vocal solo 41. Largest continent 42. Day (Latin) 43. Sole 44. Hit lightly 45. Guy (slang) 46. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 47. Screen Writers Guild 1220

CLUES ACROSS 1. Twos under par 7. Expresses surprise 10. Shows exceedingly great size 12. At this place 13. One who prints from a plate 14. ‘95 U.S. Open golf champ Corey 15. Stupefy with alcohol 16. Breezed through 17. A major division of geological time 18. Humble request for help 19. Part of a deck 21. Albanian monetary unit 22. Atomic #22 27. Atomic #18 28. Catholic holiday service 33. Canadian province

Last week’s answers

Libra, you will show leadership in your profession over the next several days. This also will extend into your personal life, where you may have more energy in home affairs. Scorpio, indulge your curiosities, as your imagination and creativity are very high. Projects that require artistic work or writing should be the top priority on your list. Sagittarius, this is a good week to explore new business opportunities. Apply your efforts to solving some complex problems that others have shied away from. Capricorn, your feelings of restlessness might be because you’re not accustomed to sitting still for too long. You will think of ways to fill the time. Broaden your social contacts, Aquarius, and this way you will extend your professional reach as well. There always are opportunities for networking. You may find that needs at home quickly drain you of any energy, Pisces. Simplify your routine to find some relief.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

Pet Adoptions

PET OF THE WEEK

COMET

MAUDE

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Maude is a grey tabi, spayed female Domestic Shorthair cat who is about a year and 8 months old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on October 9 and has been patiently waiting for a forever home since! Maude loves to be with her human companions. She has a laidback personality and gets along with people who want a low-key, relaxed cat to hang out with. If you think either of these animals are the right pet for your family, contact the Ottawa Humane Society today! Visit the OHS website at www.ottawahumane.ca to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption. Stop by the Adoption Centre, weekdays 11:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm.

Comet is a black and tan, neutered male, Rottweiler and Retriever Labrador. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on November 25, the shelter staff think Comet is about 2 years old. Comet would be very pleased if you asked him to play fetch with you and his tennis ball. He’s lots of fun to play with because he follow the rules, and always bring the ball back to you. Comet is a very social dog, and wouldn’t want to miss out on opportunities to play with other canine friends. He loves other dogs, especially ones that can keep up with him! Comet would be better suited to a home with large dog breed experience, he has lots of potential to be a great companion, but does still need a bit of guidance from his master.

How many is too many?

Disney

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: cfoster@thenewsemc.ca attention “Pet of the Week”

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it’s probably best to introduce them separately. Once all dogs have been introduced and seem to tolerate each other without signs of aggression or fear for an hour, take them home. Let the dogs drag their leashes in the house for the first few days, so you can safely intervene in case they fight. Extra supervision is required when you take two or more dogs out together, since two or more dogs are a pack and may bully other dogs at the park. The time required for pets to get along will vary, depending on the number and nature of your animals. The important thing is to take things slowly. If, however, the introductions result in aggressive behaviour, or aggressive behaviour doesn’t stop, consult your veterinarian or an animal behaviour specialist. Tips: • Make sure all of your pets are neutered or spayed. Neutering or spaying greatly reduces territorial behaviour and many types of aggression. • Take your new pet to the veterinarian for a thorough check-up to avoid exposing your current pets to disease. • Make sure each pet has his own food and water dish. A separate litter box for each cat is also a good idea. • If your multiple-pet household will include cats and dogs, make sure the cat’s food and litter box are inaccessible to the dog. • Never leave a puppy alone with an adult dog until you are sure the puppy isn’t at risk of being injured (accidentally or intentionally) by the adult dog. Most dogs set limits with a growl or snarl, but some will respond with more aggressive behaviour. Be sure your older dog gets plenty of attention and some quiet time away from the puppy.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: www.ottawahumane.ca Email: Adoptions@ottawahumane.ca Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Manotick EMC - Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Hi, I’m Disney the sort of mini schnauzer and here I am at the OHS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon. I’m 11 yrs. old, not that I look it.... handsome, aren’t I. My mom adopted me when no one else would because I wasn’t very social. With love and help from my boy and girl, I soon learned that meeting kids and adults was awesome. I like meeting other dogs too but still don’t like playing with them. I prefer to watch so my old neighbours nicknamed me The Governor. Call me quirky but I dance and sing at my food before eating it and I get really scared when my bum makes those “funny” noises. I love my walks, chasing my cat pals Peaches and Pixel and hanging out with my family. Keep an eye out for me and I will do my “happy hello howl” for you.

Multiple pets can mean multiple rewards, but not without the resources to make it work. Just like people, pets need a proper introduction to feel comfortable. First impressions really do count when it comes to animals, and pets that have not met should not be introduced to one another in the same room until both have had a chance to warm up to the idea. Keep the pets confined to separate areas, where they can smell each others’ presence but not see one another. Accustom the cats to each other’s scents by switching sleeping blankets, or rubbing the cats with the same towel. Once the new cat seems at home, switch the cats, confining the resident cats and allowing the new cat to explore the house. Return the cats to their original parts of the house, propping open the door just enough for the cats to see each other. Once the cats seem to tolerate each other, open the door. Mild protests (hissing, growling) from either cat are to be expected, but if behaviour starts to intensify (fighting), separate the cats and start over again. You may have to repeat this behaviour daily for a week or more. Use the same procedure to introduce a cat and dog, ensuring that the first meetings are closely supervised. With your dog on a leash, allow the cat to explore your home. Reward your dog’s positive behaviour with rewards and treats. Until you’re sure your cat is safe, keep the cat and dog separated when you aren’t at home. Introduce dogs to each other in neutral territory like a park, using praise and treats to let the dogs experience good things in each other’s presence. Let them investigate each other, but stay alert for signs of aggression. If you already have two or more dogs at home,

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