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50/50 prize left unclaimed until Tuesday morning Emma Jackson

News – When Denny Charlebois left for Saskatchewan two weeks ago, all he took with him was his excitement for a chance to watch some great football with his son. He came home with an extra $252,000. The long-time Manotick resident attended the Grey Cup game in Regina on Sunday, Nov. 24. On his way into the stadium, he and his son Jeff bought $200 worth of 50/50 tickets – thinking, of course, that regardless of the outcome they were still supporting amateur sports. “Everyone wins. And if you don’t have a ticket you can’t win,” Charlebois said he thought at the time. But it wasn’t until Monday




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night that he and his son realized that they had indeed won – a quarter million pot, at that. The prize hadn’t been claimed by Monday afternoon, so they decided to go online to check the numbers. “We started looking through the tickets and then all hell broke loose,” Charlebois said. “We did the winning dance and high fives all over the place.” The excitement was contagious. Charlebois’ wife Audrey said she barely slept once the news came in. “They were so excited. They were hollering and called me and they couldn’t believe it,” she said. Charlebois arrived home Wednesday night after travelling back to Regina from Saskatoon where his son lives to pick up the cheque. He said the family hasn’t decided yet what to do with the money, although he said it’s well-timed for the holiday season. “My son said he’s going to get a bigger sock for Christmas. Instead of oranges he might get a watermelon,” Charlebois laughed. The couple has four grandchildren, but Charlebois said they’ll try to avoid spoiling them too much. “It will be a little extra for them, but nothing excessive,” he said. “That’s a lot of money and it’s also not a lot of money. It can evaporate in an instant if you’re not smart. We’ll just think it through.” Regardless, there’s no denying Charlebois’ trip of the year quickly turned into a trip of a lifetime. “He’s had a wonderful holiday with his son,” Audrey said.


At your service St. Mark High School students Kaitlyn Beaulieu, left, Chae-Lyn Normore and Carolyn Van Dam each received youth volunteer awards at Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson’s annual volunteer appreciation ceremony on Nov. 30. The trio helped a local woman complete her fall yard work during the school’s Service Day in October. Their work was so well done, the resident has requested the three girls return in the spring. For the full story on this year’s volunteer award recipients, see page 4.

Prince of Wales widening leapfrogs Earl Armstrong Road Laura Mueller

News - A political move to prioritize widening Prince of Wales Drive over extending Earl Armstrong Road is in the best interest of residents, said Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt.

The councillor was successful in asking his colleagues to leapfrog a project to widen Prince of Wales Drive ahead of a plan to extend Earl Armstrong Road east to Albion Road and eventually Bank Street as part of the city’s transportation master plan. Council gave the 20-year plan

its final approval on Nov. 26. The change means Earl Armstrong won’t be extended until after 2031. Moffatt said Manotick residents’ concerns that the change is saddling them with truck traffic is unrealistic. See COUNCILLOR, page 2

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Councillor successfully pushes truck-route extension down the list projects in the transportation master plan, but re-prioritizing the projects better meets the needs of south-end residents. He said constituents have long asked him for Prince of Wales to be widened because of chronic congestion along the arterial road, which is a main route downtown for residents in the south end of the city. “Right now I feel that Prince of Wales needs to be moved forward politically because staff has stopped supporting it as much as they used to,” Moffatt said. “Earl Armstrong has staff support. There will be every opportunity over the next 10 years to put Earl Armstrong back in and I am confident that will happen. “I’ve pushed off a project knowing that it will come back and I’ve brought forward a project I feel couldn’t have come forward unless we did what we did here,” Moffatt said. Part of the problem is that an environmental assessment of the Prince of Wales widening project boosted its cost from the estimated $96 million listed in the 2008 transportation master plan to $130 million, making it unaffordable, Moffatt said. “That extra $34 million has all of a sudden made that project unafford-

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Members of the Manotick Village and Community Association accused Moffatt of abandoning his residents in favour of the wishes of suburban councillors Jan Harder and Steve Desroches to keep Earl Armstrong from becoming a truck route connected to the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge. Even if Earl Armstrong is extended, Mitch Owens Road will still be a “more attractive” and direct route for trucks to take, Moffatt said. “I don’t think an Earl Armstrong extension to Bank is the be-all and end-all solution to trucks in Manotick,” he said. “It’s not going to get rid of trucks.” Moffatt said the transportation master plan offered his constituents almost nothing the way it was written – Earl Armstrong Road wouldn’t be extended for almost 20 years and the price to widen Prince of Wales has become so expensive it had almost no hope of getting done. “I don’t think a road that’s 18 years in the future is the best thing I want to offer to Manotick,” he added. Moffatt said staff’s hands are tied because of the rating and prioritization framework they use to analyze

able, moved it down the list based on the affordability lens,” he said. “What we were trying to do was put it back in.” Moffatt said he’s convinced Prince of Wales could be widened more cheaply. “I think they’ve put way too much into that (environmental assessment) to suggest they’re going to build the Cadillac of all roads leading out to Barrhaven,” Moffatt said. “You don’t need that. You just need a widened road and you need some space maybe for a multi-use pathway for cycling, but you don’t need to go all out on that thing.” Paring down the Prince of Wales project would allow savings to be put towards other projects, specifically Earl Armstrong, Moffatt said. “So when we find the savings on Prince of Wales, the money goes back to where we took it from and both Earl Armstrong and Prince of Wales can move forward at the same time,” he said. Despite setting a direction from council that indicates Earl Armstrong Road’s priority is diminished politically, Moffatt said he is confident staff will support the project in the future because it’s listed as a priority in an independent report on

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Ottawa’s transportation needs. If he is re-elected next term in fall 2014, Moffatt said he will ensure that Earl Armstrong is kept on the table. Any other councillor who might be elected in the future would be foolish to approach the issue any differently, he said. “In my opinion it’s a short-term tradeoff, but the long term solution still sees what the community wants to get,” Moffatt said. “That’s my commitment to it. I can’t show you where in the books that’s going to work out, but I am committed to making it work out that way.” Saying Earl Armstrong Road is “a critical piece of infrastructure for the south end of the city,” Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson voted against Moffatt’s motion. “I just feel we have to do a better job of looking at the pressure points of our infrastructure, especially in the rural area,” Thompson said. “We have to do a better job of moving those up into a workable timeframe.” Bank Street is already at capacity, Thompson said, and connecting it to Earl Armstrong Road would help relieve that pressure. “I don’t expect I will be around this table when Earl Armstrong road is connected to Bank Street,” Thompson said.

News - Much of the debate over the city’s “Liveable Ottawa” Official Plan update focused on rejecting oneby-one attempts by councillors to ease rural development rules. Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson and Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais led the charge to loosen the rules and promote low-density development in rural areas, but were almost entirely rejected by both city staff and councillors. Thompson’s first move was to reduce the required size for a severed lot from 10 hectares to eight hectares. “What we would end up seeing is a lot of scattered development with this motion,” said planning manager Lee Ann Snedden. “This starts to chip away at that policy and becomes quite precedent setting.” “I respect city staff, but it just doesn’t make sense to me,” he said, pointing out there is less land available for development because some of the properties counted are abandoned quarries. “I’m not one to discredit staff but those numbers are not accurate.” Reducing the size required of a parcel of land severed from a main lot would only add the possibility of around 300 extra lots in the city, Thompson said. “It’s not a big issue,” he said. Thompson’s efforts to expand the village of Greely’s boundaries at the request of three property owners, including Sunset Lakes developer Dan Anderson, was also shot down. See LIVEABLE, page 3







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The councillor said it makes sense to “round off” the awkward shape of the village’s boundary, which defines where subdivisions can be developed. Staff responded that repeated reviews of the rural land supply have shown there is already more than enough developable land supply in all the villages, including Greely, without expanding its boundary. But staff didn’t discount adding the lands in the future. Thompson also unsuccessfully tried to get councillors to enshrine a number of exemptions to the rules for specific properties into the city’s Official Plan. He said his push to allow the owners at 6430 Snake Island Rd. to sever their lot to create a too-small 9.2-hectare parcel was just part of his job. “That’s part of my role as a councillor,” he said, likening the request to calls he gets from residents asking him to help get the snow on their street plowed. That land had already been severed into three properties

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under the laws of the former township of Osgoode, a memo from staff stated. Staff did not support Thompson’s idea to allow the lot to be further diced up. “We believe in this particular case … we are once again contradicting on how we want to develop the rural area,” Snedden said. Staff also shot down Thompson’s attempt to extend city water and sewer services to 5640 Bank St., 7101 Marco St. and a portion of 7041

Mitch Owens Rd., which are located in the unserviced rural area. The property owners themselves are required to make the case that suitable private well/septic servicing is not possible. “I know every time I talk about bringing municipal services beyond the urban boundary it promotes another gray hair on (planning committee chairman Coun. Peter) Hume’s head,” Thompson joked. Even though the city just completed a two-year review of rural villages in early 2012 that concluded there is enough land within the village boundaries to meet development needs for the next 10 years, Blais also attempted to seek a comprehensive review to see whether land should be added to villages. Staff responded that Blais’s motion ignores the city’s policy to concentrate development in Ottawa’s medium- and large-sized villages. An assessment of rural land requirements will be included in the next review of the Official Plan five years from now.

Council supported Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder’s suggestion to set up a mineral aggregate stakeholders group. The group will invite rural residents who live near

sites zoned as quarries to participate in a future review of aggregate mapping to determine whether the existing designations are still rational.

But a request for neighbouring development to be set back further from quarries next door was shot down because the distances are set by the province.


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Greely firefighter named top volunteer Emma Jackson

News – Greely’s longest serving volunteer firefighter was recognized for nearly 38 years of service at the 17th annual Osgoode Ward volunteer appreciation ceremony on Nov. 30. Grant Watson received the Kay Johnston Outstanding Community Service Award from Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson for his work as a volunteer firefighter in Greely. “I was quite surprised,” Watson said. “I don’t even know who nominated me. I was very pleased to be the recipient.”

Watson moved to Greely with his family in 1974, and helped found the new Greely fire station shortly after. At the time, the community was largely agricultural and the Watsons were going into town for most of their shopping and activities. When Watson saw a notice for the new station, he thought it was a good chance to finally put down some roots. “This was one way to meet people in the community and feel like you’re adding something,” he said. Thirty-eight years later, the 63-year-old is still answering the call. While he has scaled back

his participation since his days as captain of the station, he now works on logistics during the day and works closely with rural sector chief Adrian Dearman to help all stations in the ward function together. Since 2006, Watson has also served on the Ottawa Fire Services occupational health and safety committee representing the rural district of Metcalfe, Greely, Osgoode and Manotick. Of course, all of his work with the fire department was on top of a full-time career at Agriculture Canada and the Canada Food Inspection Agency, as well as a number of busy years coaching softball.

“It was like a second career,” Watson said. And like any good career, Watson’s fire fighting has allowed him to have a deep impact on his community. During the ice storm of 1998, Watson took two weeks off to help residents find fuel, food and other necessities while they waited for their power to come back on. “Being able to help other people was very enlightening, and gave me a very high level of satisfaction,” Watson said. Much of his efforts were at the headquarters in Metcalfe, where Watson helped the district chief execute a strategy in co-ordination with other emergency services. In the end, the power was out nearly two full weeks. “Grant has the longevity of his contribution,” said Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson. “He has just been an exemplary volunteer. It speaks volumes to his dedication to the township of Osgoode and now Osgoode Ward.” CELEBRATING COMMUNITY

In total, 15 Osgoode Ward community members were recognized for their efforts. Osgoode legion volunteer Rob Brewster, Vernon Community Association president Keith McWhinnie, Osgoode Village Community Association past president Lori

GRANT WATSON Daneliak, Greely Community Association president Bruce Brayman and community volunteers Matt Kulscar and Coreen Atkins-Sheldrick each received a volunteer appreciation award for their ongoing contributions to the community. Retired Kenmore post master Kathy Zlomislic received the H.R. Dick McLaughlin Memorial Senior Award for her 45 years of service and Karen Newell received this year’s new community police volunteer award. Five young people took home youth volunteer awards: Vernon brothers Matthew and Michael Bates and St. Mark High School students ChaeLynn Normore, Kaitlyn Beaulieu and Carolyn Van Dam. Earlier this fall, the three

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girls visited a local woman’s home to help clean up her yard in time for winter as part of the school’s annual Service Day. The Greely resident, Lori Schaeffer, is currently battling health issues and can no longer take care of her garden in the same way. Schaeffer was so satisfied with the work that she has requested the girls return again next year. The students have also participated in a range of volunteer activities. Beaulieu coached Special Olympics programs for youth and adults, helping them learn how to bowl at The Walkley Bowling Alley. She has also volunteered for city of Ottawa camps during summer holidays and March Break, and regularly volunteers at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Greely. Van Dam has volunteered at summer gymnastic camps and at a Leitrim hockey tournament. She has helped children with autism learn how to ride horses at Happy Trails Farm and she regularly helps her local community centre set up for special events. Normore has been an ongoing assistant coach at the Metcalfe Skating Club and has been a volunteer at St. Luke Elementary School dances. She also volunteered at the Leitrim arena during a hockey tournament and helped the St. Mark resource department scan books for students with special needs. Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer also received a business commendation for its support of community initiatives. The award ceremony included several performances from Village Voices women’s choir based in Russell. Thompson said he has been recognizing volunteers for 17 years because the community would be lost without them. “Every community, every municipality relies heavily on volunteers,” he said. “If it wasn’t for them a lot of stuff we just couldn’t afford to do.”

Centrepointe Theatres Promises Patrons New Experiences This Anniversary Season Eyes wide with wonder. A grin erupts into a belly laugh. Joy, excitement and appreciation transform into a standing ovation—a concert of applause that can be felt from head down to toe. The team at Centrepointe Theatres have been making magical moments like this happen for 25 years and patrons of the west-end theatre can expect more unforgettable experiences this anniversary season. “We took a hard look at our numbers and listened to our patrons and we decided it was time to make some changes to our in-house programming, Centrepointe Theatres Presents, says Allan Sansom, Centrepointe Theatres’ Artistic Producer and Manager. “ We have put a real focus on ‘the family’ and we are bringing more comedy, more music and more variety to our stages than ever before.” Television sensations, the Wild Kratts kicked off the family se-

ries this fall. The shows were so popular Sansom is promising to bring them back again next season, but there is also a lot

of high quality children’s entertainment left on this season’s roster. Canadian icon Fred Penner is on the 954-seat main stage this spring and there are shows based on famous children’s books and cartoon characters including: The Snail and the Whale, Pinkalicious and Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries. This year, Centrepointe Theatres give patrons the opportunity to participate in pre-and

post-performance activities at many shows. For instance, children attending Pickalicious will have the opportunity to ‘pinkafy’ themselves at a post-performance tea party and ticket holders who purchased an ‘On Stage Pass’ for the anniversary gala starring Rick Mercer this past May got a chance to rub elbows with the CBC personality at a cocktail reception and book signing after the show.

ing Ottawa’s own Crush Improv. There is a classical music series that comes with tea and treats, a Game & Groove event for kids that features giant board games and a DJ and kick IT – a dance club for kids ages four to ten. “The first dance club was a real hit and it didn’t take long for parents to start asking for more,” says Sansom. “We had another one booked in April and due to

“Centrepointe is such an intimate venue. It’s one of our best features,” says Barbara Brunzell, Centrepointe Theatres’ Marketing and Development Specialist. “The pre-and postshow events only serve to enhance the experience.” Kids of all ages, and adults too, can enjoy the many interactive events being hosted in the Centrepointe Studio Theatre; a 199-seat, state-of-the-art, black box space that was added to the venue in 2010. There are monthly improv shows featur-

popular demand we have added a third event on January 25 as well.” Other featured shows in the 2013/2014 Centrepointe Theatres Presents include Mac

King, an illusionist who produces goldfish out of thin air; Black Violin, a musical group that fuses classical with hip hop; and big comic talent such as Jim Belushi, The Debaters, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from Whose Line is it Anyway? fame. CBC Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson makes an appearance in April and local music group The Cooper Brothers celebrate a milestone of their own in March. More than 100 events and 200 performances are held annually at Centrepointe Theatres and more than two million patrons have walked through the doors since it opened in 1988. Names such as Russell Peters, Kids in the Hall, Jeff Healey, Stuart Maclean, Rich Little and the Moscow Philharmonic have appeared at the Ottawa venue over the years. It’s always been a place where talent from around the corner and

around the globe can shine. But Centrepointe staff say they are just getting started.

Whether people are looking to interact with artists or just come and enjoy a show, Centrepointe is making sure Ottawans will be able to have extraordinary experiences that they are sure to remember for years to come. Dates and details on all the events can be found at www.centrepointetheatres. com. Can’t make up your mind? Gift certificates are also available. R0012445593-1205

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glars at bay. “Have it arranged that somebody’s going to clear the snow and bring the flyers in,” Gorham said. “Put your lights on a timer and have someone checking on the property.” And most of all, keep personal information like travel dates off of social media. “Bad guys are on social media too, and they prey on it,” Gorham said. Posting a photo of your beautiful Christmas tree could inadvertently advertise that you’ve got a 60-inch flat-screen television, she said. And if you’ve posted photos of your street or house recently, it won’t take much for the criminals to figure out where you live. As parcels and presents make their way into homes, residents should make sure to remove them from their vehicles as quickly as possible, or

at least hide them in the trunk so they’re not visible, Gorham added. She said it only takes a few seconds to break a window and make off with a festivelywrapped present. “For $20, someone will do that,” she said. Scammers will also make their rounds this time of year, and Gorham said residents have every right to keep the door closed if they don’t trust a visitor on their doorstep. “If it doesn’t seem legit it probably isn’t,” she said. “And if they’re not leaving, obviously call the police.” DANGEROUS DRIVING

As Ottawa experienced its first big snowstorm of the season Nov. 27, Gorham said drivers need to be cautious on the roads – even if they have winter tires. “You’re not invincible,” she

said. “You still have to allow extra space in between and extra time for braking. You can have all the equipment in the world, but you still need to adjust your driving to the conditions.” Gorham said drivers need to employ their defensive driving skills and be aware of their surroundings. “Don’t just focus on the car in front of you, you want to be looking up in front and scanning,” she said, noting that keeping an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists must remain a priority. “Hitting the brakes at the last second or swerving is a recipe for losing control of the vehicle and we don’t want anyone hurt,” she said. And of course, on bad weather days residents should stay home if possible. “If you’re not comfortable on those roads, stay off them,” Gorham said. “It’s just not worth it.”

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Parenting book promotes capable kids

News – No one can raise perfect children, but one Greely parent believes it’s possible to raise competent, responsible kids who are ready to take on the world. In fact, Natalia McPhedran thinks it’s absolutely necessary. “I refuse to raise incompetent kids,” said the child empowerment coach and mother of two. “Once they reach a certain age the parents have to step back and just be a support.” McPhedran said the generation moving through the high school and post-secondary system right now has been coddled to the point where many young adults lack the life skills to thrive in the outside world. She believes that as families have become busier, parents have stopped taking time to let their children do things for themselves. As a result, the young adults they produce have no idea how to survive on their own. “I think the parents meant well, and it’s so easy to do,” McPhedran said. “If my kid was six and couldn’t tie his shoe, and I had to get to work, I would do it for them, too.” This week, McPhedran will release her first book, Life With Kids:

Empowering Our Children to be Ready for the Real World. The sociologist and child coach describes the book as a down-toearth, conversational book she hopes is relatable for other parents. The book’s goal, she said, is to help parents encourage their kids to take responsibility for themselves and their actions – and, by doing so, boost their confidence, self-esteem and trust in themselves. The book shares her own funny stories of motherhood from the past 11 years – many of them painfully familiar new-parent gaffs – along with tips and information about how to empower young kids. For example, one chapter talks about the life skills a child should possess by age 10. These include making good choices, feeling empathy, self-regulating, accepting other people’s ideas and feeling disappointment. “If you’ve never learned how to lose by the time you’re 10, that’s a big problem,” McPhedran said. The book’s first section is titled “How I survived the first decade of motherhood” and draws heavily on McPhedran’s first-hand experiences with her own daughter and son, now 11 and nine. The section’s chapters cover a range of topics, from managing ex-

pectations of yourself and your kids to finding relief in the surrounding chaos. McPhedran shares her favourite parenting techniques, dos and don’ts of encouraging responsibility and important lessons she’s learned through trial and error. Section two focuses on building character in children, and covers specific parenting techniques to help kids learn social skills, build self-esteem and manage their contact with technology. It also looks closely at life skill milestones for each age group up between five and 11. The final chapter encourages parEMMA JACKSON/METROLAND ents to continually evaluate their South Pointe resident Natalia McPhedran has self-published a own techniques and evolve with their parenting book that focuses on raising children capable of surviving in kids. the real world. McPhedran said she hopes parents will take some practical tips away from her book, but she also wants them to trust their own instincts. “Remember that there is no right A groundbreaking film way to parent,” she said. Simply illustrating the power knowing what kind of children you of educating girls want to raise will help direct you on to change a daily basis, she added. the world. “You have to know where you’re going so you can plan how you’re going to get there.” McPhedran’s book can be found on and at her website,

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ass by the OPP station in Kanata and you’ll see dozens of white crosses on the lawn. It’s a stark reminder that drinking and driving kills. Everyone should be prepared for the holiday season and the possibility that they may enjoy a drink or two more than usual. Anyone can head out to a gathering with the best of intentions. Then it’s all too easy to set aside common sense after a few drinks. Rather than trying to guess about your bloodalcohol level, have a plan to get you and your loved ones home safely and be prepared to put it into action. If you expect to drink, arrive by cab or bus so there’s no decision to make later. Make good friends with someone who never drinks or rotate the job of designated driver amongst the season’s partygoers. If you’re hosting a party, have an extra bed, an air mattress or a couch ready for an overnight guest, and let everyone know they’re welcome to stay for breakfast. Alternately, a good host can stay sober and give everyone else a ride home. For those people who fail to make a plan and find themselves far from home with a parked

car, Operation Red Nose and the organization’s volunteers can get you and your car home. Call 613-820-6673 for a ride or visit rednoseottawa. com to help out. Even some tow truck companies have stepped up to offer a ride home and a tow for your car so your auto is in the driveway when you wake up. It’s not cheap, but it’s far less expensive than the cost of tickets, lawyers, insurance increases and a criminal record, jail time – or worse yet – the knowledge that you have killed someone. ’Tis also the season to remind your children that you’re willing to pick them up from a party if they or their driver is impaired. You can never say it often enough. Lastly, we can look forward to light rail being built here in Ottawa. The system will be far more comfortable than riding a bus and waiting in the stations will be more comfortable especially in the winter season. If the system runs 24/7, it will be even easier to go to a party and come home merry. So travel safely this holiday season. If you choose to drink, please don’t drive. If someone you know chooses to drink, help them make the right decision. I could just save a life.


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was driving down Carling Avenue a few days ago when the car in front of me stopped at a green light. “Hmmm,� I thought, or words not exactly like that, as I slammed on the brakes. Then we sat there, corner of Carling and Preston, watching the snow fall, until the light changed to red and, eventually, back to green. For some reason, I didn’t honk or scream. Perhaps I was tired. But I did wonder what exactly might have been going through his mind. This is assuming he wasn’t texting – always a possibility in our technologically crazed world. If you were in the middle of a good text, you might need to stop at a green light so as to concentrate better on what you were typing. Ask any police officer: stranger things have happened. Probably he wasn’t texting. I couldn’t see what he was doing, or even if it was a he. I’ll call him he, for the sake of simplicity. I concluded that he must simply have been confused. There is much to confuse drivers these days, and even more with a bunch of snow on the ground. My favourite example of confusion-causing technology is the half-stoplight. You see a few of them around town. There’s a promi-

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they’re running a red light, even though there isn’t one. Presumably they don’t know there’s a green light against them and they’re treating it like a four-way stop – especially since there are so many four-way stops in town already. With a four-way stop or a real traffic light, people at least understand what is going on. With this Canadian compromise somebody is going to get hurt. There’s also confusion over snow tires, which are absolutely necessary but not mandatory in this jurisdiction. Kelly Egan had a good column on that in the Citizen the other day. You can forgive someone for thinking that all-weather tires are supposed to mean all-weather, particularly since no one in authority is saying you can’t use them in the winter. But they do make it harder to stop and maybe that’s what the guy at Carling and Preston was thinking, assuming he wasn’t texting. He’s watching the numbers count down on the walk/don’t-walk sign and he’s thinking: “It’s going to turn yellow pretty soon and maybe I should stop now, on the green, just to be on the safe side, especially since it’s snowing and I haven’t got snow tires.�

Maybe that’s what it was. And by the way, if the countdown timer on the crosswalk sign is getting to him, he’s not alone. If you search the Internet for information on the effect of countdown timers, you can find articles that say they reduce accidents and articles saying they increase accidents. Some say they prevent pedestrians from entering intersections when it’s not safe to do so. Others say they make motorists speed up to beat the light. So much to think about, so little time. Maybe it’s best just to stop.

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Four dogs found starved to death in south end basement News - An Ottawa dog breeder faces animal crueltyrelated charges after allegedly allowing four Pomeranians to slowly starve to death in her basement. A 51-year-old breeder who runs Snoel Poms facility out of her home in the city’s south end has been criminally charged with four counts of failing to provide adequate food and water for the dogs. “To think, those dogs were sitting there, just waiting and waiting and waiting for someone to bring them food and water while they could hear peo-

ple in the house upstairs,” said Miriam Smith, Ottawa Humane Society inspector. “This is a truly horrifying case.” OHS investigators allege the small white dogs had been caged in squalid pens for days without food or water while the accused lived in the home. Investigators issued an order to have another Pomeranian at the house, who had been living with the family upstairs, examined by a vet, though the dog showed no comparable signs of neglect. The gruesome discovery was made Nov. 11, up to a




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How much rum & eggnog is too much? A

s the year end approaches, the festive season begins! This is also a time of year when we’re reminded not to drink and drive or to overindulge. Perhaps you already set your own limits to avoid feeling exhausted or hungover the next day, or to make sure all your memories of the office party are positive and free of regret. Do you ever have any concerns about setting those limits and sticking to them? Whether your favourite holiday drink is rum and eggnog or mulled wine – it’s recommended you drink no more than 3 drinks (for women) or 4 drinks (for men) on any single occasion. This is one of the recommendations found in the new Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. They are designed to help you reduce your risk of illness or injury. You also need to know that not all drinks are equal. People tend to underestimate how much they are drinking because they don’t really know what constitutes one serving.

In order to know how much is too much, it’s helpful to make proper comparisons. Does a beer have the same amount of alcohol as a glass of wine? That depends. A standard drink is a unit that allows you to compare your beverages. The size of a standard drink depends on the percentage of alcohol in the beverage, but in general it is defined as: ÿ 341ml (12 oz.) of beer, cider or cooler, with 5% alcohol content(about a cup and a half) or ÿ 142ml (5 oz.) of wine, with 12% alcohol content ÿ 43 ml (1.5 oz.) of spirits, like rum or vodka, with 40% alcohol content There is quite a difference in the size of a standard drink depending on the type of beverage you are actually drinking. Using the guidelines can help you rethink how much is too much, for you. If you would like more information on standard drink size and setting limits, you can call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 or visit CheckYourDrinking You can also pick up a copy of Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines at any LCBO retail outlet.


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Foster family reunites over gingerbread homes Emma Jackson

News – An unconventional family reunion promises an afternoon of candy, chaos and communion on Dec. 14. Scott and Heather Munro have been fostering children for the past 14 years, and a number of them have since been adopted into new families. In an effort to keep in contact with them, every

Christmas the couple organizes a holiday party to decorate gingerbread houses and catch up with their extended “family.” “This is my once-a-year reconnection, to see how they’re doing,” said Heather. “Fostering never really ends. They leave, but they don’t leave. I always have my heart hoping to continue the relationship.” The couple started fostering wards of the state when

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their own daughter, Morgan, was two years old. Heather had grown up with her parents fostering children, and when she saw a local call-out for applicants she and Scott decided to continue the tradition. Heather said bringing the kids back to Metcalfe can help them find closure after they’ve settled in with their adoptive family or returned home to their own. And getting to see the children after their time in the foster system is a gift in itself for Heather. “They’ve just bloomed; it’s like watering a wilted flower,” she said. The Munros have rented out the community hall in Kenmore for the event, since the foster family has grown to more than 50 people. The Munros typically foster about three kids each year, and about 20 of them have kept up with their Metcalfe foster home over the years. Once the children’s parents, siblings and other family members are added up, the number is too overwhelming to host the event in the family home as they used to. Heather builds all the gin-


Metcalfe residents Scott and Heather Munro have been fostering children for the past 14 years, and will host an annual reunion on Dec. 14 for their former foster kids to decorate gingerbread houses in time for the holidays. gerbread houses herself – one per child, siblings included – and buys mountains of candy for the kids to use as decoration. “(The houses) start out weighing about one pound and when the kids are done, they weigh about three,” she

laughed. Ray’s Reptiles will make an appearance, and a Sandy Hill father who adopted one of the Munro’s wards will play the guitar to help everyone get into the holiday spirit. Heather said she fully expects an afternoon of chaos

– icing bags squeezed into mouths, children tripping over each other to get to the candy – but she said that’s exactly what a Christmas party should look like. “It’s a great time of the year,” she said. “It’s so much fun.”

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St. Mark path included in TMP

News - A “school to pool” pathway connecting St. Mark High School to the library and pool in Manotick has a chance at becoming a reality. After listening to pleas from residents, including Jacqui de Waal van Hees, during consultations on the city’s transportation master plan, Coun. Doug Thompson sponsored a successful motion to include the cycling and pedestrian route in the city’s transportation vision. The pathway would run south of Mitch Owens Road between Dozois and River roads, allowing cyclists and pedestrians to access the high school and soccer fields in the east and the library and pool in the west without having to brave the busy arterial. De Waal van Hees, whose family has been fighting for the 2008, was thrilled ur. Any path timitssince ire! with e.inclusion Neverinethexpmaster plan. “It’s an incredibly awesome opportunity to have a safe connection,” she said, adding that it would enable people to choose the greener and more active option of cycling to get from Manotick to Greely.

Currently, driving is the only safe option to travel between those destinations, she said. The pathway would also connect to the Osgoode Link, giving it further reach, and de Waal can Hees hoped that council might one day consider linking the village to Riverside South as well. Thompson said staff will look at options for funding the project, including using cashin-lieu of parkland money allotted to the ward, as well as private donations. “We have to make sure we TICO#50007364

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Grannies take Metcalfe home for the holidays Emma Jackson

The days have gotten shorter and the weather colder and that means the Community – A group of Metcalfe holiday season is right around the corner. grandmothers knows there’s no betThis, like every year, we are fortunate to call Ottawa home and there is much to ter time to be home than at Christmas be thankful for. But while many will celebrate the holidays with lavish meals and – and this year they’re giving residents a chance to visit some of the presents, others are at risk of going without a warm meal, let alone a gift. most festive homes in the village.

The Grannies All About Kids Ottawa’s residents always give generously to those in need and I encourage you group is part of the Grandmothers to to keep doing so during the holiday season. Grandmothers campaign, which sup-

If you would like to offer donations of food, gifts, or your time, here are just a few ports grandmothers in sub-Saharan of the many organizations that could use your help: Africa who are raising their grand-

children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. This year’s holiday fundraiser is a heritage home tour through the Metcalfe and Kenmore areas on Saturday, Free toys for children 12 and under are distributed to eligible families from the Dec. 7. The grannies have partnered end of November until Christmas. They will be given a time and date to return with the owners of eight properties to offer tours of the festively decoto pick up the toys. rated buildings between 10 a.m. and Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre 4 p.m. 786 Bronson Avenue 613-257-2813 ext. 1201 The tour includes six homes – five of which are more than 100 years old Monetary donations are requested for the purchase of bus tickets, personal – a heritage stable and a wedding items/clothes and present exchange for their clients. Gift cards for Walmart, chapel. Shoppers Drug Mart or Bayshore Mall are also welcome. “It’s great because it’s an event that promotes the local area and of Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa course some of the heritage homes,” 2825 Dumaurier Ave 613-828-0428 said Kathey Rowsome, one of the Donations requested for the annual holiday children’s party: decorations, organizers. “It’s a fun and interestChristmas cookies, food and beverages, as well as new children’s gifts (6-13 ing way to honour and celebrate the Christmas season.” years old). The self-guided tour begins at Christmas Exchange-Program of the Caring and Sharing Exchange 9:30 a.m. at the Metcalfe Lion’s Den on 8th Line Road, where visitors can Monetary donations are needed to help provide gift vouchers and food hampers register, pick up a map and discuss the best place to begin. to families in need during the holiday season. The tour is split into three blocks: Volunteers are needed to help at fundraising events, for data entry, to phone two properties on Scrivens Drive and the parents for toy pick-up appointments and to deliver hampers and vouchers Grey’s Creek Road, four homes in and around Metcalfe village, and a ready for mailing. home and church in Kenmore. Daybreak Non-Profit Shelter Being the rural area, visitors must

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The Heyland House on Scrivens Drive dates back to about 1875 when it was built as a church. It was converted to a permanent home in the 1930s. The home is one of eight buildings on a heritage home tour hosted by the Metcalfe Grannies All About Kids on Dec. 7. drive from building to building, but the tour promises some real gems, Rowsome said. The home on Scrivens Drive dates back to about 1875, when it was built as a church. The property was converted to a permanent home in the 1930s. The heritage horse stable on Grey’s Creek Road has also had an interesting life; the barn was built in the mid-1800s for a dairy operation, and was built directly into a hill without the use of machinery – no easy task in Greely’s rocky soil. The barn has since been restored to a stable housing seven horses. Several other homes on the tour were built in the mid-1800s and stand

as a testament to how the village has changed over the past 150 years. The event includes an option for lunch at the Lion’s Den, with sittings at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Throughout the meal visitors can also do some Christmas shopping from vendors selling jewelry, scarves and note cards. Tour tickets are $25 each and lunch is $10. To purchase tickets in advance, visit, email or call Bev McKibbon at 613-8214981. The Grannies hope to sell 150 tickets in advance, with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

Donations are needed of men’s and women’s mitts, hats, gloves, socks, scarves, toiletries (soap and hairbrushes), make-up, pyjamas, slippers, pens, notepads and calendars, gift cards, movie passes and chocolates (sealed packages only please). Please call to make arrangements for drop-off. 613-230-4663

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Song supports suicide prevention through Do It For Daron foundation Emma Jackson

Arts – Hockey is pretty important to many Canadians, but one musician is hoping to make suicide prevention an even higher priority than our national pastime. Greely singer-songwriter Larry Pegg has written We Love Hockey for a CBC Hock-

ey Night in Canada songwriting competition, but his song aims higher than just a regular spot on national television. “There’s only one song in the contest that is fighting for something other than a song,” said Pegg. “I’m fighting for life.” The father of two lost one of his daughters to suicide nearly six years ago. He has spent the past year promoting his first album in support of Do It For Daron, a youth mental health charity focused on suicide prevention. Daron Richardson, son of former Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, took her life at age 14 in 2010, and the charity was formed in her name.

“(I’m fighting) to help kids that are suffering, to help parents avoid what I’ve gone through and what Luke and Stephanie Richardson have gone through,” Pegg said. He said the enthusiasm for hockey in this country is unmatched, and he’s hoping to harness some of that energy for his cause. “Sport in general is the most powerful way to bond people,” he said. “To be able to get that message across in the Hockey Night in Canada theme is an awesome achievement for mental health because so many players have experienced mental health issues.” See VOTING page 17

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The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team gathers with Greely musician Larry Pegg after a game on Nov. 24. Several women’s hockey teams have put their support behind Pegg’s song We Love Hockey raising money for Do It For Daron.

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The song is available for play at or at his website, Pegg is encouraging people to vote every day until Dec. 11 when the first round of voting ends. “If we finish well or even win this contest, I will be re-recording this song with (Canadian singer-songwriter) Joel Plaskett and performing it for Hockey Day in Canada in Lloydminster, Alta,” he said. A portion of proceeds from all downloads of We Love Hockey and his album Before and Afterlife and the Theory of Positivity will be donated to Do It For Daron.

Pegg’s hockey song has been garnering a lot of attention as he travels to hockey games across the Ottawa Valley playing for audiences and encouraging them to vote. Four university women’s hockey teams have also thrown their support behind Pegg’s campaign, including the Carleton Ravens and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. On Nov. 30 the Ravens team joined Pegg before their game to film a special video of the song. “They understand the cause,” Pegg said. “They’re right at the age my daughter was (when she died).” For more information visit

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Watson. Over the last five years, 1,786 collisions related to impaired driving have taken place, with 776 people injured and 238 killed. “I encourage you to think about your responsibility to get home safely,” he said. Executive director Dave Van Vlaanderen said it was gratifying to see the kind of support they have in Ottawa. “Active volunteers and the contributions from the community is what has kept the organization growing,” he said. Operation Red Nose Ottawa has improved a few key assets of its program this year, he said. First, a new service featuring an integrated information technology system will push information out faster to smartphones, he said, and secondly their website has also been improved to make for a more user-friendly experience. They hope to see more volunteers participate in this year’s campaign, he said. “Whether it’s driving your own car, driving someone else’s car, getting them there by navigating or even helping out in headquarters taking calls, or by participating in events, there’s a job for everyone,” he said. At the end of the campaign, a donation will be made to their charity partner, the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, van Vlaanderen said. They hope to raise more than $11,000 this year towards the charity. All operating costs are funded through sponsorships. For anyone who needs a ride to get home safely this holiday season, call 613-820-NOSE (6673). For more information on their services, visit

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The West Ottawa Church of Christ

Dominion-Chalmers United Church

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

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

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

Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM

Worship - Sundays @ 6:00 p.m.

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

Children’s program provided (Meets at the 7th Day Adventist Church 4010 Strandherd Dr.) Tel: 613-225-6648, ext. 117 Web site:


St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church

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Sunday 11:00 a.m. Worship & Sunday School

Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass

We welcome you to the traditional Latin Mass - Everyone Welcome For the Mass times please see 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

All are Welcome Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church Come and Worship‌ Sundays at 10:00 am 3500 FallowďŹ eld Rd., Unit 5, Nepean, ON

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Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School Dec 8th: “Caesar’s time - A time to rule, and to think I’m in control�

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

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



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Christmas Events and Services All Saints Lutheran Church December 14 at 5pm Tree Lighting, 1061 Pinecrest Carol Sing, Refreshments

Sunday, December 8 - 10am A Musical Worship Event “Who would send a baby?�


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

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE ANGLICANS St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive (613) 224 0526 Rector: Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera

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Roman Catholic Church 415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park) 613-728-0201

Advent Season (Dec 1st to 22nd) Sunday Masses Saturday evening 5:00 pm, Sunday morning 8:30 am & 10:30 am Daily Masses Monday to Saturday 9:00 am Confessions Monday to Saturday 8:45 am to 8:55 am Saturday 4:45 pm to 4:55 pm CHRISTMAS SEASON December 24th, Christmas Eve – Nativity of the Lord 5:00 pm Mass with Children’s Pageant - 7:30 pm Mass with Choir 12:00 am Midnight Mass with Cantor/Organist and Procession to Creche December 25th, Christmas Day − Nativity of the Lord 10:30 am Mass with Choir December 31st, Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God 5:00 pm Mass with Cantor/Organist January 1st, Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God 10:30 am. Mass with Choir

St Aidan’s Anglican Church Sunday worship - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area Christmas Eve at 7:30pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:30am - Holy Eucharist 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 –

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MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Joyce was determined she would find out what Marguirite wore to keep warm if she didn’t wear the blue bloomers. And one day she “accidentally� tripped her when we were lining up at the door and Marguirite went backside over tea-kettle, exposing everything she owned to the entire school. Well, she hadn’t lied about the blue bloomers. She had on bloomers as white as the driven snow, and Joyce said they had fine purple lines through them. She got a real good look, did Joyce. They must have been bought at Walker’s Store in Renfrew, not from Eaton’s catalogue where ours came from. Early in the fall, Mother would have ordered at least one new pair from Eaton’s catalogue when she sent in

her winter order, but they wouldn’t be worn early in the season. They would be saved for much later, when the old bloomers had faded to a light purple and a few holes started to appear. The boys in Senior Fourth would have built a snow slide and doused it with pails of water from the pump. It provided many recess hours of sliding down on our backsides, but the bloomers took the full brunt of the icy slide and it didn’t take long for the navy blue dye to fade. But it didn’t matter how faded the bloomers became; the new ones were kept for special occasions. Special occasions meant going to church, or visiting neighbours for the Saturday night house parties. And on Christmas morning, I was allowed to wear the new

Notice of Public Open House Queen Street Renewal: Bronson Avenue to Elgin Street - Environmental Assessment & Design Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Jean Pigott Hall The City of Ottawa is undertaking an Environmental Assessment and detailed design study for the proposed Queen Street Renewal project. The project involves a comprehensive streetscape renewal of the Queen Street surface infrastructure from Bronson Avenue to Elgin Street (see map).

bloomers, because after all, it was a “going to church� day too. The bloomers had elastic legs, but the elastic was never taut enough to hold up our beige ribbed stockings. So we still had to wear tight elastic bands for that purpose. Of course, we could pull the legs of the bloomers down to cover the bands, and when we undressed at night before going to bed, it wasn’t unusual to have deep furrows in our legs where the elastic was worn all day. When I got into bed at night beside my sister Audrey, I would still be scratching the dents in my legs until Audrey would slap me on my back and tell me to “cut it out, you’re driving me crazy with all that scratching.� By mid-winter the navy blue bloomers, from the wear and tear they got and the many washings with homemade lye soap, would spring a hole, usually around the elastic legs or on the elastic waist band. That’s when I would lament to Mother that the bloomers were done for. Even when mending them with navy thread failed to

the sewing basket. The bloomers were sliced open and cut into at least two pieces. Then they were tucked into the rag bag, and used for dusting, wiping up spills, and of course they were ideal for scrubbing the floors every Saturday. Like everything else back in the Depression years, the bloomers were recycled decades before the term was ever heard of.

make them presentable, they would be deemed unwearable, much to my delight. Now, I would get the brand new bloomers that had been tucked away since early fall, and I was glad to see the last of the old faded ones. But that wasn’t to be the end of the old bloomers. Oh no, they were put to another use by Mother. The elastic was taken out of the legs and waist, and put in


ave you got them on yet?� I was talking to my little friend Velma on the next farm. She didn’t have to ask what I was talking about. I had already asked the same question of Joyce. She didn’t have to ask me either. They both knew I was referring to the dreaded navy blue fleece lined bloomers. As soon as there was a bite in the air, out came the bloomers. They certainly kept out the drafts over our flour-bag underwear, and once winter had really set in, off came the flour bags and on went the long johns. So our bottoms were well protected when the snow came. Very few of us wore slacks during school hours. Sometimes we put on melton cloth pants that tucked into our galoshes and wore them on the five-and-a-half-kilometre trek, but they were taken off when we got to school, and hung in the cloak room at the back. Miss Crosby frowned on girls in pants in the 1930’s. But just about every girl at Northcote School wore navy blue fleece-lined bloomers. Well, all except Marguirite.







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Burgeoning author pens first children’s book Sabine Gibbins

Community – Tammie Winsor has always had a passion for writing. It’s part of the Riverview resident’s day job with the government, but has provided her with the chance to chase a dream: writing a children’s book. With three young children at home, Winsor had the itch to

explore a different side of writing after she found the inspiration to write her first children’s book. She was inspired by real-life experiences she shared with her family, which ultimately came out in her book. “Because I had those real life experiences with them, I was able to get the idea for the book and edited it based on my children and their own lives,” she said.


The book was a long-time dream come true thanks to a radio contest led by Alan Neal of CBC Radio One, who spearheaded the Hopes and Dreams contest in 2012. Winners of the contest would see their goal or dream be fulfilled, if possible. “It’s been on my bucket list for a while,” she said. “It’s still a little surreal.” The contest was also a fundraiser for Shepherd’s of Good Hope. General Store Publishing contacted her soon after her proposal and told her they were interested in publishing her book, Jack and the Fairy Dogmother. “Everyone was so enthusiastic about it,” she said. The idea for the book was inspired by a pet dalmatian she had when she was younger, and the story revolves around a young boy who receives the dog as a birthday present. Writing a children’s book allowed Winsor to tap into her creative side. “It gave me the chance to exaggerate some parts of the book, to be a little silly,” she said. Winsor said she is hoping the book becomes a series, and

Meet Kalie (A059712), a seven-year-old tortie who was brought to the Ottawa Humane Society on June 5 and is waiting for a forever home. Could you be the right match for Kalie? Kalie is a playful kitty who really enjoys chasing aluminum foil balls and scratching on her scratching post. She loves being brushed softly and pet calmly. This independent indoor cat would love to be your one-and-only feline. She’d be best suited to an adults-only forever home where she can spend her days lazing about in the sunny patches on your living room floor. For more information on Kalie and all our adoptable animals, stop by the Ottawa Humane Society at 245 West Hunt Club Rd. Check out our website at to see photos and descriptions of all our available animals.


is not stopping at anything to make that happen. Writing, she said, is a chance for her escape into another world, to deviate from the ruts life can bring. “You have to be tenacious,” she said of being an author.

“You have to be willing to put in the time and effort.” “It can be hard when you have a family to do that.” The second book in the series, slated to be called Caveman Jack, was inspired primarily by her son’s birthday, which

had a caveman theme. Jack and the Fairy Dogmother is aimed at children ages 4 to 6, and is available at Books on Beechwood and at select Chapters. Ottawa illustrator Greg Money drew the cartoons for the book.


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antifreeze that is most commonly used. There is new propylene glycol-based antifreeze available at many retail outlets that is safer for pets and humans alike. Entertain wisely: The winter season is a peak time for at-home parties and other get-togethers. It may be a good idea to keep animals away from the bustle and noise during a party. If everyone does mingle together, keep an eye on your pets to make sure they don’t sneak any of the festive food and drink. Identification: Having an animal run away from home at any time of the year is troublesome, but especially during the winter season. Make sure your best friends are equipped with proper identification, including a collar, tag and microchip to ensure they have the best possible chance of finding their way back to you. Be sure to join us at the Ottawa Humane Society to celebrate the season with a Critter Christmas at the OHS! It’s seasonal fun for the whole family on Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Hi my name is Jack. I am a six year old Bichon Frise. I’m a little guy but I like to go on really long walks. My mom and dad take me all the time. One of my favourite places to go is the off leash park. I have lots of friends there and it is tons of fun to explore along the trail through the trees. I also love car rides, especially when we go to the pet store. I always meet lots of dogs there and if I’m good and wag my tail a bit I get treats! One of my other favourite things is belly rubs. My humans are pretty well trained and all I do is roll over and they know just what to do. Now that the cold weather is here I plan to spend a lot of time curled up in front of the fireplace. What a life! 9dndji]^c`ndjgeZi^hXjiZZcdj\]idWZÆI=:E:ID;I=:L::@Ç4HjWb^iVe^XijgZVcYh]dgi W^d\gVe]nd[ndjgeZiidÒcYdjiH^beanZbV^aid/X[dhiZg5i]ZcZlhZbX#XVViiZci^dcÆEZid[i]ZLZZ`Ç


your car’s hood and honk the horn to avoid injuring a sleeping creature. Antifreeze: The taste of antifreeze is tasty to many animals, and they’ll readily consume it if given the chance. But even a small amount of antifreeze can be harmful, or even fatal, to your pet. When adding antifreeze to your vehicle, pour carefully and clean up any spills that may occur. It’s also a good idea to check that your car isn’t leaking fluid. A quick look under the hood will help keep your own animals, and those in the neighbourhood, safe. If your pet does come in contact with antifreeze — either by ingesting it directly, or by licking exposed paws — you should be looking for signs of vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, unconsciousness, drooling and panting. If you suspect antifreeze ingestion, it’s important to act quickly, as the poisoning can cause kidney failure. Call your veterinarian immediately to avoid complications. You may want to consider a less toxic alternative to the ethylene glycol-based


Just because animals have built in fur coats doesn’t mean they are immune to the harsh realities of a Canadian winter. With a bit of thoughtful planning, your best friend will be warm and safe when the snowflakes fly. Here are some tips for animal care in cold weather: Limit exposure: When the mercury plunges, exercise caution and limit your pet’s exposure to the outdoors. Salt: While the salt used on roads and driveways is helpful in preventing spills, it can irritate the sensitive pads on the bottom of your pet’s feet. Keep a towel by your front door and wipe down your pooch’s paws after a walk so they aren’t tempted to lick them clean. Fresh water: If you keep any water bowls outside for your animals during the winter, be sure to check the supply a few times a day to ensure it isn’t frozen over. Car engines: Cats and wildlife are drawn to the heat generated by your car’s engine on cold days. Make sure you bang on


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Santa comes to town The annual Christmas parade was held downtown Ottawa on Nov. 23. As the parade started, so did the well timed snow, covering floats and firefighters. The Help Santa Toy Parade is organized by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association annually, and raises money to purchase toys for less fortunate children in the Ottawa area. Left, Cindy Lou Who from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas waves to the kids and adults packed along the route from the CHEO Foundation’s float. Below, a little girl leans onto the street to see if the parade is about to round the corner.



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Dundas Manor resident wins two provincial awards Dundas Manor

News - Residents and staff at Dundas Manor are celebrating the life and accomplishments of the late Annie Parsons – and they are not the only ones. She was recently recognized with two provincial awards. Parsons was posthumously awarded the Senior Achievement Award, recognizing her significant contribution to her community after age 65. The award was presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Premier of Ontario and the Minister

Responsible for Seniors Affairs. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association. It celebrates the significant accomplishments of extraordinary people living in long-term care homes. Parsons died in August, but has left a lasting legacy at Dundas Manor in Winchester, staff said. She worked there for five years in the early 1980s and became a resident in 2010. “Annie was a very special lady and really made an impact at Dundas Manor,” said Jennifer Hill, the facility’s activity director. “She was

an inspiration to both residents and staff. She saw the good in everyone, and better yet, she shared that with them.” From the day she moved into Dundas Manor, Parsons got to work making it a better place for everyone. “She made name tags for each resident and staff member – 120 in all,” Hill said. “She also made bookmarks, crosses and other crafts for fellow residents and for our Alzheimer fundraiser and fall bazaar. She even made decorative baskets for each of the dining room tables.” Parsons’ daughter Sally Stratford

said Parsons worked hard for her award. “My mom loved to do crafts and I can’t remember a time when she didn’t have several projects on the go,” Stratford said. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard she had won the two awards, but she was truly deserving. She was always giving back.” “We were very lucky to see her smiling face every day and to share in her joy and enthusiasm,” added Louise MacQueen, an activity aid. “She never expected anything in return; just a thank you and a hug was always welcome.”


Annie Parsons was awarded two provincial awards for her volunteer efforts.


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Baked turkey spring rolls great way to use up leftover turkey Lifestyle - Deep-fried spring rolls tend to be high in fat, but baked ones taste just as good. You can achieve a crispy wrapper by brushing the spring rolls lightly with oil before baking. These rolls are a great way to use leftover turkey. Preparation time: 25 minutes. Cooking time: 35 minutes. Makes 20 spring rolls. INGREDIENTS

• 125 g (4 oz) rice vermicelli • 25 ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil • 1 onion, diced • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 15 ml (1 tbsp) grated fresh gingerroot • 500 ml (2 cups) shredded red cabbage • 1 l (4 cups) coarsely chopped cooked turkey (about 500 g/1 lb) • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) each salt and pepper • 2 large carrots, grated (about 500 ml/2 cups) • 500 ml (2 cups) bean sprouts • 1 pkg (275 g/9.7 oz) large square spring roll wrappers • 1 egg yolk, beaten Sweet Chili Sauce

• 175 ml (3/4 cup) hoisin sauce • 50 ml (1/4 cup) water • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 15 ml (1 tbsp) each liquid honey and rice vinegar • 10 ml (2 tsp) sambal oelek or hot chili sauce PREPARATION

Sweet chili sauce: In a bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, water, garlic, honey, vinegar and sambal oelek until the honey is dissolved. Set aside. Cover the rice vermicelli in hot water and soak for 10 minutes or until it’s soft. Drain very well, using a fine sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Cut the noodles into fivecentimetre (two-inch) lengths and set aside. In a large skillet, heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, garlic and ginger, stirring, until softened – about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the cabbage. Cover the skillet and cook until tender-crisp, about five minutes.

Add the turkey and 250 ml (1 cup) of the sauce, salt and pepper and cook, stirring to coat, for two minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the carrots, bean sprouts and rice vermicelli and let cool. Lay one spring roll wrapper on your work surface with a point facing away from you. Place 125 ml (1/2 cup) of the turkey mixture just below the centre of the wrapper. Fold the bottom point of wrapper over filling. Roll over once, so filling is enclosed. Fold over sides and continue rolling. Using your fingertip, dab a bit of egg on the top point of the wrapper to seal the roll. Repeat this process with the remaining filling and wrappers. Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet. Brush the remaining oil lightly all over the spring rolls and bake in a 220 C (425 F) oven, turning once, until they’re crisp and golden -about 25 minutes. Serve with the remaining sauce. Foodland Ontario


Crazy cocktails in Kanata Melanie Desjardins and Leesa Hudson serve up cocktails for The Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse and Saloon during the 12th-annual food and wine show hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 21.


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: Breakfast with Santa and silent auction, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Osgoode Community Centre. Enjoy a warm breakfast, picture with Santa, and silent auction. Tickets are available at the door. The event is a fundraiser for Osgoode Cooperative Nursery School. For more info, please call 613-826-2528 or visit Christmas heritage home tour in support of Metcalfe’s Grannies All About Kids. Join us Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a tour of historic homes and properties in Metcalfe and surrounding areas. Tour tickets are $25 each, lunch tickets are $10 each. For tour info and to purchase tickets visit, e-mail us at katheycauley28@yahoo. ca or call us at 613-8214981. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, in support of AIDS orphans in Africa. Canadian Guide Dogs for

the Blind will host its annual Christmas bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Dec, 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase homemade baked treats, Christmas cards, TY Beanie Babies, doggy bone Christmas wreaths, 2014 dog calendars, 2014 Entertainment Books, and apparel. All proceeds support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, located at 4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N. For further information or to donate items call 613692-7777 or email events@  Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys will perform Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church on Bridge Street in Manotick. Followed by a tea reception. Tickets available at the church office, 613-692-2082, or through Joan Bowler, 613-692-2900. Also available online at menandboyschoir.eventbrite. ca or at the door. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for a family (two adults and children under 14). Doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Proceeds to the

Manotick Karen Refugee Sponsorship Program. 

Dec. 10:

Learn how to secure a home wireless network at the Manotick branch of the Ottawa Public Library.  Chris Taylor, president of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will show you just how easy it is. Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Registration required; call 613-692-3854.

Dec. 11:

Greely Community Association meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Greely community centre will hear from the Otis Group about its commercial development at Mitch Owens and Bank Streets. Please join us for updates on your community. For more information contact president@

Dec. 14:

14 from 2 to 4 p.m. All ages welcome to create their masterpiece amid O-YA’s festive holiday atmosphere. You’ll get a pre-assembled gingerbread house, a supply of treats, icing for decorating and lots of holiday cheer. Plus, anyone who is interested in a little friendly competition can enter their decorated house for judging with prizes for the winners. Cost is $25 for one house (max two decorators) or $45 for two houses (max five decorators). Pre-register by email to Details at   Enjoy a family Christmas concert with Revival Ministries on Dec. 14 to celebrate glorious music and the message of Christmas. Free admission with 10 free turkey door prizes. Christmas treats and refreshments to follow. Event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Manotick Legion, off of Beaverwood Road. All are welcome.  Village Voices Women’s Choir presents “Hear the Angels Sing” Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Rd, Osgoode. Special guests Mary Muckle and Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble. Draws for gift baskets and refreshments following concert. Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door.Ticket info: 613-821-2174.

Below are the generous sponsors who have provided funds to match your gift. Thanks to these community investments, the �irst $22,500 worth of gifts given will be matched!


Chuck Doran Co-Operators (Winchester/Chesterville) • Country 101.1 • Embrun Dodge Enterprise • Fast Eddie’s • Ingleside Pharmacy • JED Express • Metcalfe Dental Wubs Transit/Precision Diesel

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The Gloucester South Seniors meet at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim for a full schedule of activities every week including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year.  The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo #144 and free parking. Call 613-821-0414 for info. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance, first Friday of every month at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5 per person at the door or yearly memberships available. 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 613-821-1930 for more information.


Ovarian Cancer Canada offers a free presentation, Ovarian Cancer: Knowledge is Power, about the signs, symptoms and risk factors of the disease. To organize one for your business, community group or association, please contact Lyne Shackleton at 613-488-3993 or

Christmas craft day at the Osgoode Township Museum, Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kids ages six and up are invited to join for our holiday edition of our monthly Kids Craft Day. We will be making an exciting variety of Christmas

Looking to learn conversational Spanish? Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. The group meets at Tunney’s Pasture Mondays from 4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-761-6537 or visit

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Come to the Osgoode legion for darts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. Experience not required.  The bar is open Tuesdays through Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted.  

Do you need to know how to send emails with attachments, how to forward emails, blind copy to a list, organize your desktop or create documents? We can help. Volunteers at the Osgoode legion can help seniors better understand their computers. We will help them in their own homes. Call Gail Burgess at 613-821-4409 to arrange for an appointment.

Dec. 21:


The Osgoode Country Creations, Artisans, Vintage and Collectibles Market is now open at the Market Square Mall on Osgoode Main Street. We have a wonderful selection of local crafts, repurposed treasures, homemade jams and great gift-giving ideas. Open Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash only. Starting Dec. 6 the market will be open weekdays from 3 to 8 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of our proceeds will support the Osgoode Care Centre. Contact us at

Dec. 15:

Gingerbread house decorating at the Osgoode Youth Association, Saturday, Dec.

creations using fun and colourful materials. Cost is $5 per child. Please note that children five and under are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. Call 613-821-4062 to save your spot. The museum is located at 7814 Lawrence St. in Vernon.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Participate in something new and interesting this week, Aries. The perfect activity will present itself in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep your eyes open.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

Taurus, delay any upcoming shopping excursions for the time being. Your coffers are getting a bit sparse, and you need to conserve the rest of your funds.

Scorpio, a small misunderstanding turns into a larger battle this week. But you have the power to put the flames out quickly by keeping a cool head.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Listen to advice this week, Gemini. Loved ones only want to help and provide support, so keep that in mind when those closest to you offer some guidance.

Sagittarius, you are having so much fun lately that it almost seems like life is a game. Just don’t get so caught up in the good times that you overlook your responsibilities.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

Cancer, your suspicions may be aroused by someone who has been paying more attention to you than normal. It could be something completely innocent, but right now you’re not sure.

Capricorn, you usually take your responsibilities quite seriously, and that is often for the best. Just be sure to let your hair down sometimes and have a little fun.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Every day is a learning process, Leo. You will find that there are a number of new ideas swirling around in your head, and if you pin one down, you may be on to something.

Aquarius, some irregularities have begun to pop up of late. It is not up to you to figure out what is going on, though. Others will discover the truth.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Your colleagues at work may be making things difficult, Virgo, but there is nothing you can do about it right now. Just work your hardest, and things will turn out for the best.

Libra, prepare to juggle multiple responsibilities in the coming days. Be ready to multi-task and expect to be pulled in multiple directions.

Pisces, your head may be in the clouds, but it is quite comfortable up there. Just don’t linger up there too long.



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