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A Manotick church hopes to sponsor a family of five from the Karen refugee camps in Burma. – Page 4


Local organ donation advocates Lyn and David Presley are honoured for their efforts. - Page 11


United Way announces its community fundraising total, which exceeded its campaign goal of $30 million. – Page 16

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Three Manotick restaurants to help with HIV/ AIDS fundraiser Emma Jackson

EMC news - Almost everyone wants to go south for their anniversary, and A Taste For Life is no exception. The one-night-only fundraiser invites more than 4,500 diners into restaurants across the city to enjoy a meal, visit with celebrity hosts and win prizes. Twenty-five per cent of all food and alcohol proceeds go to local HIV/AIDS organizations. This year, the popular event is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a number of new restaurants on the roster, including three in Manotick. “It’s the first time we’ve been confirmed in the village,” said organizer Jill Woodley, a staff at HIV/AIDS support facility Bruce House, which splits the evening’s proceeds with Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation. “It’s nice to step out a little farther, and we’ve never been south.” Black Dog Bistro, Main Street Cellar and Burgers on Main in Manotick are all confirmed for the April 24 event, which this year boasts more than 50 restaurants across the city. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt will be the Main Street Cellar’s celebrity host, and Woodley and several Bruce House volunteers will host at Black Dog Bistro. A host for Burgers on Main

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hasn’t been chosen yet. Kim Burns, owner of Main Street Cellar, said participating in the event is a great match for a fine dining restaurant like hers. “We’re always looking for different charities that we can help with,” Burns said. “It’s a really good combination for us to get the word out for Manotick residents especially.” She said having restaurants participate inside the village is a huge benefit for local residents, who in other years would have had to travel into the city to take part. “I’m hoping it will make it easier for people to be part of the event when they know they don’t have to go as far,” Burns said. “(Hopefully) they would put parking or taxi fares they save into the donation itself.” TASTE FOR LIFE

The HIV/AIDS fundraiser started in Ottawa 15 years ago, and has spread across the country to include cities from Newfoundland to Alberta. Diners reserve at their favourite participating restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal. Each restaurant then donates 25 per cent of all proceeds from the evening, including drinks, to Bruce House and Snowy Owl. “It’s a lot of fun, some restaurants are just crazy full packed, and it turns into a rowdy night in Ottawa on a Wednesday,” Woodley said. Woodley said this year’s goal is to raise $100,000, about $10,000 more than last year. “It’s our key fundraiser, that and the AIDS Walk For Life,” she said. See AIDS page 13


Happy Easter from Metcalfe Jessica and Jason Young, seven-year-old twins, show off their candy during the Metcalfe Easter Bunny breakfast and silent auction on March 23 in support of the Metcalfe Co-operative Nursery School.

Fentanyl dose, availability may be cut Nevil Hunt

EMC news - An expert on a national drug panel believes the Ontario government may reduce access to fentanyl through dosing limits and by removing the drug from the list of those available under the provincial drug plan. Fentanyl is a manmade opioid that is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and comes in patch form in doses up to 100 micrograms. The patch is meant to slowly deliver the drug to patients

dealing with chronic pain over a period of 48 to 72 hours. Fentanyl has caused addiction and death when people smoke the gel inside the patch, which delivers the patch’s full dose in a few breaths. The Manotick community has seen the drug misused locally and one young man died in 2012 after smoking the drug. A string of home breakins was also linked to fentanyl abusers who needed money to buy the drug. Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, is a member of a national group

that released its report entitled First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis. The report, released on March 27 in Ottawa, lays out a 10-year national strategy to reduce the harms caused by prescription drug abuse. In response to questions about Fentanyl abuse in south Ottawa, federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq refused to say if a prescription drug could be removed from the market as a result of the expert committee’s work. See DRUG, page 3


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“It’s a complex process,” Aglukkaq said of the panel’s ongoing research and future recommendations, adding that ensuring patients have access to drugs they need is important. Kahan called fentanyl “convenient but dangerous,” and suggested an outright federal ban on fentanyl might not be needed. He offered some hope that Ontario will unilaterally address the abuse of the drug in this province. “Maybe the 100-microgram (fentanyl) patch is not the safest option,” Kahan said during the press conference as the First Do No Harm report was released. “It may not simply be a matter of Health Canada banning a particular product.” Following the press conference, Kahan said he believes Ontario’s Health Ministry is reviewing the dose limits on fentanyl, which could see the amount of drug per patch reduced. That could reduce the amount of the drug redirected to people who misuse fentanyl. More importantly, Kahan said Ontario could remove coverage of fentanyl from the provincial drug plan. That would mean doctors could still prescribe the drug, but patients whose drugs are paid for by the province would have to pay for fentanyl out of their own wallets. That could prompt many legitimate fentanyl users to request their doctor to prescribe painkillers in other forms, reducing the amount available for misuse. “It’s up to the (provincial) Ministry (of Health) to rethink these very carefully,” Kahan said of fentanyl’s dosage and


Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, left, was on hand for the release of a 10-year national strategy to reduce the harms caused by prescription drug abuse on March 27. financial coverage. Earlier, Kahan said Ontario has seen a big jump in the number of people seeking treatment for opiate addiction. “We’ve seen an increase in substance abuse in Ontario, with treatment for opiates doubling between 2004 and 2009,” he said, adding that treatment resources haven’t kept up with demand. “People are dying.” CHANGES EXPECTED

The co-chairs of the National Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Misuse said all Canadians have a part to play in reducing the misuse of drugs, starting in the nation’s bathrooms. Carolyn Davison of Nova Scotia’s health department said the medicine cabinets of friends and family are the source of many drugs that end up being abused. First Do No Harm includes 58 recommendations and more are expected as the panel continues its work. In the short

term, Canadians can expect to see more public education about safe storage of prescription drugs. Michel Perron is CEO of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, which partnered with the NAC to produce First Do No Harm. “Canadians have an increasing appetite for these drugs,” he said of opiates, adding that it remains important to get drugs to those who need them. “But the situation cannot carry on as it is. First Do No Harm is a roadmap to change and a clear signal of where we need to go and how to get there.” NAC co-chair Dr. Susan Ulan of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta said First Do No Harm has clear objectives. “Our goal is to get the right medication to the right people for the right reasons,” Ulan said. The complete report is available online at

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Manotick church to sponsor refugee family

EMC news - In the season of new beginnings, one Manotick church is hoping to offer a fresh start to a family from Burma. The Manotick Karen Refugee Sponsorship Program is working with St. James Anglican Church to sponsor a family of five Karen refugees and help them settle into a new life in Canada. On March 31 - Easter Sunday - St. James minister Ross Hammond announced to the congregation the partnership that will allow the group access to the church’s five allotted sponsorship spots. “It’s a time of renewal and as it’s a new project to our church, we thought it would be a big announcement,” said Joan Bowler, who is spearheading the project. “At Easter

we get everybody in there.” The Karen people have been fighting for independence from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) since the 1940s, and as a result the country is embroiled in the world’s longest-running civil war. Today, thousands of Karen people have fled to refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, where some people have lived for decades. There is little access to proper education, healthcare or nutrition in the camps. Bowler was inspired to get involved after watching a documentary called How Can A Boy, which chronicles the story of Ottawa resident Nimrod Andrew. Andrew grew up in the refugee camps after his village was attacked by the Myanmar army, and came to Ottawa as a refugee with nothing but an education.

He now works at OCISO (Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization) helping new arrivals settle. He returns regularly to Thailand and Burma to help his people come to Canada. “I was so moved and so inspired by Nimrod Andrew,” Bowler said. “I thought, he can’t do it alone; I’m going to help them in my way.” Andrew is now a key member of the Manotick refugee sponsorship program, and will leave for Thailand at the end of April to choose a suitable family for sponsorship. In order to sponsor a refugee family, the group needs to fundraise about $30,000 to cover the family’s financial EMMA JACKSON/METROLAND needs for an entire year. This Joy Clarke and Joan Bowler are spearheading a campaign to sponsor a family of five from includes housing, food, cloth- the Karen refugee camps in Thailand. ing, and transportation costs. and the adults into an English community will also support The group must also com- ings. Having lived for years in language course. The goal is the cause. mit to helping the family get She plans to host a consettled in their new surround- the camps, many Karen refu- for at least one member of the gees have never had access to family to have a job at the end cert in Manotick sometime in electricity or running water, of the year, so the family can April and June to raise funds, and she wants to host a silent and have never taken a bus. become self-sufficient. While the church congrega- auction in May. The group will meet them To donate to the cause or at the airport and take them tion will be a huge source of to their new apartment. The donations – of money as well for more information, contact sponsorship group will help as food, furniture and clothing Bowler at 613-692-2900 or settle the children into school – Bowler said she hopes the Joy Clarke at 613-692-6486.

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Jeremy Harley speaks to a group of business people at the Rideau Carleton Raceway during the Greely Business Association’s first breakfast meeting on March 27. was more an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs in the Ottawa South area since she works from home selling products to international clients. “It’s very useful because when you’re working at home, it’s good to get out and meet people,” she said. The next breakfast meeting will be held June 19 at the raceway, with city planner Derrick Moodie offering a primer on rural planning. A meeting on September 18 will explore long-term strategic planning. The Greely Business Association was officially formed in the spring of 2012 to provide a voice for local businesses with customers and the city. For more information about the association or the breakfast series, visit

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EMC news – They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for Greely businesses that was especially true on March 27 when they tackled one of their biggest challenges of the 21st century: navigating social media. The free breakfast meeting held at the Rideau Carleton Raceway was the first of a series the Greely Business Association hopes to host over the next year. “We’re trying to provide a service to local businesses, so the series will have a number of topics that are relevant to the business community,” said Dale Harley, president of the association. Harley said he chose to begin with harnessing social media because he noticed many contractors he works with in the construction industry aren’t using social media effectively. “I found (they) had very little understanding of social media and the opportunity it represents,” Harley said. He figured other businesses in the area were facing similar problems. Melanie Richard, owner of Rich Web Design and Communication, and Jeremy Harley, a communications specialist, both gave detailed presentations about how businesses can effectively manage a social media presence. Richard began with advice on how to prepare. Unlike a personal Facebook page or Twitter account, creating a business personality and communicating effectively with customers online takes careful planning and time management, she said. Perhaps one of the most important things a business needs to do is commit a specific amount of time to maintaining their accounts. “If you don’t set a schedule, it’s very easy to say ‘oh, I’ll do it next week’ and then your campaign goes nowhere,” she told the crowd of about 20 business people. She also stressed the importance of monitoring the impact social media has on the business. “If you’re not reaching your goals, then your campaign’s not working,” she said.

Jeremy Harley’s presentation focused on creating effective content. Since the average Canadian spends about 41.3 hours a month online, and 23.9 million Canadians use social media, he said there’s a lot to be gained from reaching customers with content they can’t get anywhere else. Telling stories, asking questions and relating to people will get businesses the farthest, he said. Responding to a customer’s question quickly on Twitter, for example, leaves a good impression with the customer which they will share with their own network. Posting a compelling photo of a company event or product on Facebook has the potential to go viral. “If you do it right, people become brand ambassadors,” Harley said. “But you have to be the first person telling the story.” Ashleah Linden, a chiropractor with Back on Track physiotherapy clinic in Findlay Creek, said the event was an eye-opener. “I use social media only 50 per cent, and this helped me realize how to use it more intelligently,” she said. For Darlene McGillis, the event


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The classes are led by a public health nurse. They provide pregnant women and their partners While pregnancy is a special time, it can also with expert information and the chance to meet have emotional and physical ups and downs. with other expectant families. Katie Souliere, While the sun is shining, and the birds are a pregnant woman, recently took the OPH tweeting, what you do not see in the ad is what prenatal class at the Cumberland branch. Her the woman is thinking. Some common thoughts and her husband said that “after participating in of parents-to-be are: the prenatal classes [they] felt better prepared for • “How am I going to prepare for this baby?” baby’s arrival in terms of what to expect before, • “How do I get ready for breastfeeding?” during and after the labour. [They] now feel • “How do I keep my baby safe and healthy more confident about bringing baby home…”. once he/she is here???” Katie says that while there is a lot of information available online, she and her husband “…weren’t Prenatal classes are a great way to obtain answers aware of the amount of resources available in the to many of your questions and more. Ottawa community to support [them] with postnatal care Public Health (OPH) offers online prenatal such as breastfeeding and postpartum depression education with free companion classes for support groups.” parents-to-be and those looking for a refresher. The course includes three in-person sessions, So, grab your decaf latte, take a seat in the sun, each 2 hours in length. Classes are in the evening open your computer and go to or on Saturday mornings at four library sites. Sites prenatal. Enroll in our free prenatal classes. It will include Nepean Centrepointe, Ruth E. Dickinson provide you with the confidence, knowledge and (Barrhaven), Alta Vista and Cumberland. These breastfeeding information for your new baby. classes can:

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The first dose of the pertussis vaccine is given at 2 months of age; however, babies Babies and young children are routinely immunized with selected vaccines when they are not fully protected until they receive all are 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 18 the doses of this vaccine. During this time, months. This early vaccines protect against babies and young children are surrounded by five different diseases, including pertussis, parents, older siblings, grandparents, friends, caregivers and others who unknowingly may commonly known as whooping cough. be infected with pertussis, and can transmit it Pertussis is a highly contagious infection that to the child. affects the respiratory system and spreads easily in the air when an infected person In Ontario, there were 230 cases of pertussis coughs, sneezes, and talks. Symptoms are in 2011, and 792 cases in 2012. In Ottawa, initially mild (similar to the common cold) there were 48 cases of pertussis in 2012 alone. but as the weeks progress, the mild cough This is the highest number of pertussis cases may turn into a severe, violent cough, lasting reported in our city since a local outbreak weeks to months. Babies and young children occurred in 2003 . Better vaccination rate in all are at the greatest risk of serious complications, age groups will help control this preventable such as breathing difficulties, choking spells, disease.

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vomiting, weight loss, pneumonia, brain damage and in rare cases, death. Older children and adults may experiencemilder symptoms but nevertheless, can still spread the infection to others. Every year in Canada, whooping cough kills 1 to 3 infants who did not receive or follow the proper vaccination schedule.

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A tale lacking in substance


n the play Macbeth, Shakespeare describes life as “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.� He just as easily could have been referring to the city’s planning process: endless meetings filled with talk but often devoid of discussion. It is a process that is frustrating for the public, frustrating for city staff, and, at times infuriating for the developers. The element of conflict is baked into the recipe of site plans and rezoning applications – a development proposal never meets everyone’s vision of the character of the surrounding neighbourhood. But conflict should be an opportunity for rational discourse and a little constructive give-andtake, resulting in a compromise. Instead, it often turns into a standoff between two diametrically opposed camps. It drags on for months at community consultations and at city hall before finally (in worst case scenarios) landing at the feet of the Ontario Municipal Board. Too often we witness members of the public show up at consultation meetings armed only with emotional arguments. Bitter words are often exchanged, but little else.

If the city wants to encourage rational discourse and limit pointless debate and time spent wasted arguing lost causes at the OMB, it must start by educating the public. We sympathize with the public’s confusion about the planning process, with the city still trying to harmonize its zoning rules – something which hopefully will fall into place during the review of the Official Plan. It starts and ends with education. The city already offers planning primer courses throughout the year, explaining how planners evaluate development proposals, zoning rules, how secondary plans fit with the city’s official plan and a discussion about how the OMB works. More people might take advantage of this set of courses if they were offered throughout the city – instead of just at city hall – and working in conjunction with the various community associations that pepper the municipality. Developers, for their part, can also participate in the process, by participating in or speaking at some of these courses. Providing a forum for rational debate meets the needs of everyone –w developers, the city and the public included.


The cuddliness factor and Canadian politics


ess than a week after the tabling of his government’s budget, Stephen Harper went to Toronto to meet two pandas arriving from China. The news pictures coming out of that event were much nicer than the news pictures coming out of the budget because there were no pandas involved in the budget. Stephen Harper knew that. He didn’t get where he is by not understanding such things. Everybody looks better standing with a panda and everybody sounds better talking about pandas, even when what they say is absurd. For example, here’s what the prime minister said at the Toronto airport: “Over the coming years these pandas will help us learn more about one another while serving as a reminder of our deepening relationship, a relationship based on mutual respect and growing collaboration.� This will come as quite a surprise to the pandas, who figured that all they had to do in their lives was stay in the cage, eat bamboo, breed and get used to people in Toronto Maple Leafs caps waving at them. Now they find out they are supposed to help Canadians and Chinese learn more about each other, as well as serve as a

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town reminder of a deepening relationship. What a job description for a panda. But what a great coup for the prime minister to be at the centre of this happy event, surrounded by more photographers than ever show up at, say, the opening of a new prison. This is because pandas are cuddly -- not that you’d ever want to try to cuddle one because they are big and have sharp teeth and probably don’t understand English or French very well just yet. At a safe distance, however, pandas are more cuddly, even, than dogs. We know this because of developments in the Pooch CafÊ comic strip in the Citizen, where the dogs are deeply concerned that their capacity to be adored by people is being Published weekly by:

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undermined by cute pandas. All of this is to say the prime minister chose wisely. It also suggests one of large problems confronting Canadian politicians is a shortage of pandas. All of them would like to be seen next to one and be able to make speeches about how they serve as reminders of deepening relationships. Imagine Jim Watson, mayor of Ottawa, being able to talk about pandas instead having to say something, one way or the other, about casinos. That would be such an improvement for him. Even if he had bad news to announce, such as the decision to locate a casino on the lawn of the Supreme Court, having a panda beside him when he made the announcement would make it so much more palatable. Similarly, having a panda present at the announcement of each new 23-story building in Ottawa, would make the looming shadows over residential neighbourhoods so much easier to take. The panda, not the building, would be in the shot. Put a panda on the west lawn of the Museum of Nature when you announce that it is going to be a parking lot. Put a panda in front of CIDA when it closes. Hey, how about the Ottawa Pandas as

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the name of the new CFL team? Who could object? Sadly, there are simply not enough pandas to go around. Already in short supply, they don’t breed as enthusiastically as they might (maybe they just like to cuddle). So just to get two to come to Canada is a pretty great thing. In the absence of pandas, the hunt is on for creatures of significant cuddliness who could serve politicians as an acceptable substitute. Our customary national symbols, the beaver and the Canada goose, have enemies. Penguins, also celebrated in Pooch CafÊ, would find our climate too warm. Clever politicians have already found a substitute: hockey players. Wasn’t Barack Obama posing with some of them just the other day?

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United Way announces $30M campaign total Michelle Nash

EMC news - The United Way Ottawa announced its campaign goal total this week, celebrating surpassing its goal by thousands. The United Way Ottawa announced it has raised $30,334,000 for its 2012-13 fundraising community campaign. The total exceeds the $30 million goal the United Way set in September. United Way board chairman, Jamie McCracken congratulated donors for all the hard work and money raised. “This is an amazing total for this year’s campaign,” McCracken said. United Way Ottawa changed the way the way the organization allocated funding raised from its annual United Way Ottawa Campaign more than two years ago, creating goal priorities and criteria to appeal to donors. Although the campaign was extended this year for the first time, with an additional 10 weeks for donors to contribute, the money raised,

however fell short on total donations available for investment in its priority goals. McCracken explained this is in part because unrestricted donations continue to decline. The United Way appealed to donors at the announcement to help raise the remaining short fall of $800,000 before the campaign is officially complete on March 31. The campaign volunteers were taking to the phones to call previous donors who had yet to give. “We are still hopeful,” McCracken said. Co-chairs of the United Way Ottawa 2012-13 Campaign, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and Majic 100 and CTV Ottawa Morning Live host Angie Poirier were on hand at the announcement to celebrate the total and reflect on the campaign. For the councillor, he said he enjoyed the opportunity to meet organizations and people in a different setting than through the city lens. “You think you know your community, until you go out there,” Fleury said. “With United Way its a different perspective, people are more open, conversations are much gives you a different insight.” The two were dubbed leaders of the next generation of donors, and made their own personal goals for


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Cancelled Metcalfe play gets new life in the city Emma Jackson

EMC news - A Metcalfe mother-daughter team will finally give their play the stage it deserves. For one night only, the Just Kiddin Theatre play Private Thoughts will be performed at the Gladstone Theatre in Little Italy this June, after the production was cancelled in Metcalfe unexpectedly last May. “I’m really excited because in retrospect the subject matter is so different than what Just Kiddin Theatre usually does,” said executive director Andrie Nel, who co-wrote the play with her teenaged daughter, Sydney. “It belongs in a professional theatre, not in our playful kids’ style. I’m happy it’s going to get the audience it should have and we get to do it well.” The play explores the difference between a person’s private thoughts and what they say out loud, and how that can cause all varieties of miscommunication. Although two storylines are relatively lighthearted, a third deals with a teen’s private thoughts about suicide. The children’s theatre troupe is holding auditions for two teenage girl roles this Saturday, April 6, as well as the theatre’s first ever adult role. Nel said that most of the play’s original actors are returning for the summer performance, but several others must be replaced. “That worked out well because it was the actors playing the adults that couldn’t return,” she said. “Adults playing adults in this context is going to be much stronger.” Nel and her husband will play a couple who struggle to communicate, causing themselves a lot of avoidable grief. Saturday’s auditions for George, the husband’s arrogant brother, will cast the third adult role. Private Thoughts was cancelled last May after its partner YouthNet, a youth mental health

intervention program run through CHEO, withdrew its support for the play’s content. Nel had partnered with YouthNet to make sure the suicide storyline sent the right message to any youth performing or watching the play. But the week before the production was due to start at the Metcalfe Town Hall, YouthNet withdrew its support on the grounds that the play – particularly its ending – could be a trigger. “We were faced with this decision that the optics of them backing out made us feel we were putting the organization at risk,” Nel said. “Should anything have happened as a result of the play, the optics of having this mental health organization pull out would just expose us too much.” However taking the play out of a children’s theatre and putting it onto a professional stage is another matter. “Now it’s a provocative piece of theatre, and that’s what theatre’s about. It’s entirely appropriate,” Nel said. ONE NIGHT ONLY

Private Thoughts owes its new lease on life to the Gladstone Theatre at Preston Street and Gladstone Avenue, which will open its doors to small, community theatres for one-off performances throughout the summer. Just Kiddin’s play will take the stage Saturday, June 29. Rehearsals will be held in Metcalfe as usual, and Nel said she’s hoping for some sort of dress rehearsal at the Gladstone before the performance. She said the amount of work necessary to stage one show is worth it. “We care so deeply about it that we’ll put all that work into it just for that show,” Nel said. “We always believed in the story, in the play. My assistant director Amy McRae and I have been just so convinced that it’s a play that needs to be seen.” Having access to a professional stage with proper lights and facilities will be a good experience for the younger actors, she added. Auditions will be held at 1 p.m. in Metcalfe on April 6. Contact andrie@justkiddintheatre. com to arrange an audition.


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To enter all you have to do is find the Far Horizons logo somewhere in the paper (not on this page) and mail or drop off to The EMC Contest at 57 Auriga Drive, Unit 103, Ottawa, ON, K2E 8B2. No purchase is necessary. Entrants must be 19 years of age or older. One ballot per household that can be entered every week. The contest runs for 16 weeks total, starting on Jan. 17th, 2013 until May 8th, 2013 in selected EMC Newspapers. The last edition that you can fill out a ballot is on May 2nd, 2013. Ballots must reach EMC office no later than 5pm May 9th at 5pm. Entrants are able to fill out one ballot every week per household. At the end of the contest all of the ballots mailed or dropped off to The

• Contest starts on January 17th and ends the edition of May 8th, 2013 • Draw will take place on May 10th, 2013


LOOK FOR THE FAR HORIZONS LOGO somewhere else in this newspaper each week. Attach the logo to the ballot below and mail to EMC CONTEST, 57 Auriga Dr. Unit 103, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8B2.

BALLOT Name: Address:


Town/City: EMC over the 8 week period will be eligible to win the trip. One trip for two will be awarded at the end of the contest. The draw will be taking place in the EMC office on May 10th. The winner will be contacted that day by phone. The winner will receive one All-Inclusive 7 day trip for two to Jamaica- Sunset Resorts. Airfare, accommodations and taxes are included. Winner must confirm trip dates with Far Horizons. Dates are subject to availability. The trip must be used by Dec 2013. Winners must have valid passport/ travel documents. Employees and their family members or relatives of The EMC and Far Horizons are not eligible to enter the contest. All EMC decisions are final.

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

April 5:

Charity poker tournament in support of the Brain Tumour Foundation at Anderson Links Golf and Country Club. Saturday, April 6. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Come out and win some great prizes.Visit to register. Sponsorship still available.

Full course roast beef dinner coming up on April 5 at the Osgoode Legion. Menu includes: roast beef, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee all for $10. Come out and support your local Legion and enjoy a good meal.

April 6:

April 7:

JukeBox Music Trivia Night! Saturday, April 6 at the Greely Community Centre. Hosted by the Winchester Hospital Heelers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and game begins at 7 p.m. Tables (up to 10 people) are $250. Includes chili dinner, cash bar, trivia game and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Heelers’ participation in the Heel ‘n Wheel for Local Cancer Care on Sept. 7, 2013.

April 9:

The Manotick Village and Community Association will hold a public meeting for the

April 11:

Help support the Osgoode Care Centre at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. Enjoy a large buffet, live horse racing, coupon for a free Bingo game, vouchers for dinner and slots, 50/50 and silent auction. Tickets are $30. Please call 613.821.1034 ext. 248 to reserve your seat.

April 13:

Kids and Drugs workshop on Saturday, April 13 will provide adults with ideas and strategies for engaging children about drug usage. RCMP officers will discuss ways to equip children to handle the constant mix of peer pressure, emotions, social situations, and other everyday stresses that can lead to drug use. This workshop is aimed at any adults that are involved with children form grades 5 to 8. Cost: $10 per participant, and includes lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church, 1138 Bridge Street, Manotick. Contact Donna Rourke 613825-1913 or Sam Hills 613692-2082 to register for these workshops. Twelve Plus webcast is a one-day conference for

small group leaders, people teaching adult Sunday School classes, or people who would like to learn to lead a small group. This conference will be on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Bible Church. Check the link on Courses and Small Groups at for more information. Raise the Roof concert featuring MonkeyJunk: Saturday, April 13 at the Manotick United Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 per person or $60 for a family pack. Watson’s Mill and the Manotick United Church are co-producing this concert. The Mill Tavern has joined as a concert sponsor. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kars invites you

to join them at their ham supper on Saturday, April 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Come along, bring a friend and enjoy a great meal at the Kars RA Hall.


Metcalfe Community Soccer is pleased to announce they are now accepting early bird registrations until Friday, April 19. Fees for the 2013 season are $10/child or $20/ family. Payment can be made via credit card or e-transfer. After April 20 the fees will increase to $15/child or $30/family. The 2013 Season should begin May 9 and run until June 27. Practices will be held every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McKendry Park, Metcalfe. Please contact Pam at metcalfesoccer@



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Watson’s Mill annual general meeting, Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage Shed. Contact Isabelle Geoffrion at 613-692-6455, or by email at for more information.

residents of Rideau-Goulbourn and Osgoode Wards on Tuesday, April 9 to discuss the city’s Official Plan Review. Participants will be encouraged to present their individual and group views and recommendations on proposed changes to the Official Plan. Manotick Arena, 7 to 9 p.m. RSVP to secretary@

Last week’s answers

35. Upper limb 36. Basics 37. Satisfies to excess 39. The cry made by sheep 40. Go quickly 41. Allied headquarters in WWII 43. Paradoxical sleep 44. Point midway between N and NE 45. Refers to a female 46. Tears down (archaic sp.) 48. Increases motor speed 49. Nocturnal winged mammal 50. Integrated courses of studies 54. Goat and camel hair fabric 57. Papuan monetary unit 58. Extreme or

immoderate 62. Free from danger 64. Musician Clapton 65. French young women 66. Auricles 67. Foot (Latin) 68. Prefix for external 69. Allegheny plum CLUES DOWN 1. Founder of Babism 2. “A Death in the Family” author 3. One who feels regret 4. Maine’s Queen City 5. Research workplace 6. A division of geological time 7. Paid media promos 8. Abdominal cavity linings 9. Apportion cards

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

Aries, some conflicting signals from a friend this week might seem like trouble is ahead. But it’s more likely that your perception of the situation is a little off. Taurus, your imagination has a life of its own this week. You may be thinking of living on the edge a little bit in the next few days but don’t overdo it. Gemini, avoid a deep discussion about your feelings with someone at work this week. Now is not the time or the place to share anything personal, so keep it professional.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 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!

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

10. Ranking above a viscount 11. Not idle 14. Former SW German state 15. Constrictor snake 21. Pica printing unit 23. Where wine ferments (abbr.) 24. Egyptian goddess 25. Boils vigorously 26. Oral polio vaccine developer 27. Master of ceremonies 29. Fr. entomologist Jean Henri 30. Scottish hillsides 31. Islamic leader 32. Bakker’s downfall Jessica 34. TV show and state capital

38. A citizen of Belgrade 42. Supervises flying 45. Sebaceous gland secretion 47. Conditions of balance 48. Ancient Egyptian sun god 50. Part of a stairway 51. Time long past 52. Hawaiian wreaths 53. Resin-like shellac ingredient 55. Semitic fertility god 56. 60’s hairstyle 59. Honey Boo Boo’s network 60. Soak flax 61. Volcanic mountain in Japan 63. Point midway between E and SE

Libra, you know what you want and do not need anyone’s approval, but you can’t help checking in with a family member this week to get a second opinion. Scorpio, channel your romantic feelings into action this week. Act sooner rather than later and make the most of your emotions while they’re strong. Sagittarius, learn from the past but do not allow letdowns from the past to dictate your future. There is no guarantee that things will be repeated.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Cancer, don’t get sidetracked this week because coworkers are expecting your full attention and effort at the office. You may need to juggle a few responsibilities for the time being.

Capricorn, write things down this week before you say them to be sure you have everything correct. This will help you when you need to make an important announcement.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Leo, make sure you comments are not misinterpreted this week. Someone might take something the wrong way, so choose your words carefully. Virgo, you may be feeling great physically, but there is a nagging problem that you simply cannot identify. Give it time and it will come to the surface.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Fishing hook end 5. A jump forward 9. Girl entering society 12. Largest toad species 13. Measure = 198 liters 15. Jeff Bridges’ brother 16. Past participle of be 17. SE Iraq seaport 18. Paddles 19. Biotechnology: ___ onomics 20. Perfectly 22. Japanese sash 25. Flower stalk 26. Bosnian ethnic group 28. Longest division of geological time 29. Hoover’s organization 32. Thigh of a hog 33. Fabric woven from flax

Aquarius, you may feel like escaping to a fantasy world, but that does not mean the pressing matters will simply disappear. A vacation may recharge your batteries. You are in much better shape than you think you are, Pisces. So don’t be too hard on yourself this week. It is alright to put your feet up.



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