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Teens with disabilities celebrated for their achievements in awards ceremony BY MEGAN DELAIRE

Actress Sandra Oh, astronaut Steve MacLean and former professional baseball player Doug Frobel are among a handful of stars to have risen from Nepean. Last month, an aspiring actress and a painter earned themselves spots on the growing list of Nepean residents recognized for their talent, their perseverance or both. Marina Gobraeil and Joe Johnson, both 17, were among 22 organizations and individuals honoured during the annual Celebration of People awards in December for their work to promote

accessibility, inclusion and community participation by citizens with disabilities. The awards ceremony is the result of a partnership each year between local community organizations that provide services and programs for people with disabilities. “It celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of people in the community,” said Maria Redpath, spokesperson for Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, one of the ceremony’s founding partners. “Some of them have disabilities and some of them promote inclusion and accessibility.” See PEOPLE, page 2

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Since 2001, Celebration of People’s awards night has taken place in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, designated by the United Nations to fall on Dec. 3 each year. Some of its 13 award categories recognize volunteerism, advocacy, artistic excellence, community leadership and education, among other things. For Marina Gobraeil – a St. Paul High School student with Down syndrome who dreams of a career as a singer, dancer and actor – taking the stage to receive her youth award was nerve wracking, but it also fed her hunger for the spotlight. “I felt nervous to be on the stage,” Marina said. “I felt like I was talented, famous and

popular.” Marina was nominated for the youth award by a tutor impressed by her immersion into theatre, dance, music and sports. T he award recognizes a young person with a disability who has shown excellence and perseverance in reaching a significant personal goal or in serving others. On top of her vocal, dance – jazz, tap and ballet – and acting lessons, she has tried her hand at drumming, playing piano, swimming, zumba and gymnastics. Marina draws inspiration from the musical comedy-drama television series Glee and its cast of triple threat actorsinger-dancers. At the end of the day though, she said she knows her goals and passions

are uniquely hers, and that’s fine. “I think … I’m not the same,” she said. “I’m different.” ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

Celebration of People’s artistic excellence award recognizes someone with a disability who contributes to the creative and cultural life of his or her community through an artistic medium. This year, Joe Johnson’s educational assistant Kendra Lachine thought he fit the bill, and so did the award’s judges. Joe – a student at Sir Robert Borden High School – is learning how to channel his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder into something productive, and watercolour painting is his Megan DeLaire/Metroland

Marina Gobraeil, 17, was among a group of 22 individuals and organizations honoured during the annual Celebration of People awards in December for their work to promote accessibility, inclusion and community participation by citizens with disabilities. Marina, who has Down syndrome, practices singing, dancing and acting and hopes to be an actress one day. outlet of choice. “I got started on and off at a young age, I’d say maybe from the third grade,” he said. “When I was younger I used to draw in class. It was my main outlet just to get the hyperactivity out and give me something to focus on.” Joe has spent the past several years honing his painting skills, and produces work – watercolour paintings often featuring birds and other animals and sometimes depicting landscapes – that holds its own

in art auctions. “For the past year or two I’ve kind of really gotten into it,” he said. “One of the teachers at my school had contacts at art auctions for a charity … so she helped me get into one and that’s pretty much how I ended up getting into it. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have in any of this if it weren’t for her.” As part of her work with Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, Redpath is regularly involved with the organization’s fund-

raising and community events benefiting people in Ottawa with disabilities. But the Celebration of People awards night is a highlight of her year. “They’re all really amazing exceptional people in their own rights and it is one of my personal favourite events of the year,” Redpath said. “Because we don’t celebrate people enough, is what I think. You don’t celebrate them enough, and particularly people with disabilities.”

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Ottawa looking to replicate banner film, TV successes of 2016 BY ERIN MCCRACKEN

When it comes to lights, camera, action, 2016 was Ottawa’s equivalent of a box office smash. “It was record-breaking,” said Bruce Harvey, Ottawa’s film commissioner. Last year, $100 million in “foreign funds” were spent in Ottawa, most of it from the U.S. and elsewhere in Canada. Half of that was in the animation field, with the other half neatly split between live-action French and English drama, reality and lifestyle shows. “All of that $100 million spins out into the economy and then stays here, multiplying within our economy,” Harvey said of the benefit. While it’s difficult to predict how well Ottawa will fare in 2017 since producers often don’t book locations well in advance of a shoot, a number of Canada 150 birthday events, such as the NFL Grey Cup game and the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition, will draw cameras.

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If TV and movie production in Ottawa in 2017 echoes the successes of 2016, that will mean back-to-back banner years, according to Bruce Harvey, Ottawa’s film commissioner, and Stephanie Davy, co-ordinator of the Ottawa Film Office, seen here at the Bayview Yards Innovation Centre in Mechanicsville. “There’s a lot of events that Film Office. That means there will be will attract tourism and travel shows,” said Stephanie Davy, shoots in a variety of iconic Otco-ordinator of the Ottawa tawa locations.


“The intention is for them to come back afterwards. So we do hope that works for film as well,” said Harvey. “Maybe they’ll see a location they like and think of setting something here in future.” Ottawa already has several advantages that have helped it secure a corner of the production market, placing it in the top six or seven of production hot spots in Canada. It has prime shooting locations and crews can quickly access remote and urban locations here within a short time frame, saving time and money. This has, in part, helped draw several horror movie productions, which tend to be on a tighter budget. But there are “inherent hurdles” Harvey would like to smooth out to make Ottawa more attractive as a TV and film hot spot. While Ottawa is home to a solid crew base, there is a need for those working on the business side, such as accountants. And as a nation’s capital, producers face challenges in navigating multiple layers of bureaucracy.

cross over to Gatineau to film a scene there. “It would be good if the National Capital Region was treated as one region,” Harvey said.

“There are different levels of government that have to be coordinated,” Harvey acknowledged. For instance, there is an RCMP-controlled zone around Parliament Hill, which means camera drones can’t be used to shoot at the nearby Confederation Park. Crews wanting to cross the provincial border into Quebec to shoot a scene are faced with more permission requirements. And they can lose their Ontario filming subsidy when they


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Second round of consultations for school accommodation review BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER

The second round of consultations for the west, east public school closures took place this month. In September, the OttawaCarleton District School Board approved the start of two pupil accommodation reviews: one in the west end of Ottawa, which involves 26 schools, and one in the east-end of Ottawa, which involves three secondary schools. A western area accommodation review meeting was held on Jan. 10, and an eastern secondary area accommodation review meeting was held on Jan. 11. BACKGROUND

Right now there are more than 3,800 excess pupil spaces. The review proposes to reduce excess space by 2,074. Close to 250 west end residents attended an Oct. 27 meeting at Sir Robert Borden High School – all trying to save their particular school.

Many commented on how they felt the decision was a “done deal.” For west, there is a long list of schools under review. The schools included in the review are: • Bell High School would become a grade 7–12 school • D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School would close •l Bells Corners Public School, Lakeview Public School and Bayshore Public School would become grades K–6 schools, with Bells Corners offering early french immersion, Lakeview offering English and middle french immersion and Bayshore PS offering English • Sir Robert Borden High School would become a grade 7–12 school • Greenbank Middle School would close • Leslie Park Public School would close and its students would attend Briargreen Public School • Grant Public School would close and its alternative students would attend Churchill Public School

• The middle French immersion boundary (currently directed to Knoxdale PS/Greenbank PS bounded by Baseline Road, The Queensway, Woodroffe Avenue and Greenbank Road, would be directed to D. Roy Kennedy PS and would become part of the Woodroffe High School family of schools • Merivale High School would become a grade 7–12 school and (upon certification) would offer the west end international baccalaureate program • Century Public School would close and its students would attend either Carleton Heights Public School or Meadowlands Public School depending on place of residence • Regina Street Public School would close and its students would attend D. Roy Kennedy Public School • J.H. Putman Public School would close and its English students would attend Pinecrest Public School and its early French immersion program students would attend either Agincourt Road Public School

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Enrolment at Gloucester High School is up for review with the public school board this year. The board will be undertaking a multi-year accommodation review looking at west elementary schools and two east-end high schools – Gloucester and Rideau High School. or Woodroffe Avenue Public School, depending on place of residence • Agincourt Road Public School and Woodroffe Public School would become K–8 schools • Severn Avenue Public School would become an early french immersion centre for immersion students, the Woodroffe French immersion boundary would be changed and the current Severn English students would attend Pinecrest Public School or D. Roy Kennedy Public School depending on place of residence. The Rideau and Gloucester high school communities came out to the first public consultations on Nov. 1 to discuss the proposed Rideau High School closure, which is part of the eastern secondary review that includes two other east end schools, Gloucester High School and Colonel By Secondary School. This is not the first time

Rideau High has been on the chopping block; five years ago the community banded together to keep the school open. The meeting attracted more than 100 parents, community leaders and some teachers and students who asked questions and urged school board staff to keep the school open. Although staff did say they would take all comments into consideration before making a recommendation, after the meeting many parents said they felt that closing the school was going to happen. According to parents, there are less than 100 students in Grade 9 at Rideau, which many admitted was a bad situation – but one they blame on the school board. Everyone opposed to the closure said they are worried about the speed of the consultations. According to the board, the urgency comes from the limited programming that can be offered to small student popula-


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Foul smelling suspect forces home invasion victim to drive to bank BY MEGAN DELAIRE

Staff Sgt. Mike Haarbosch doesn’t remember investigating anything like it before in Ottawa. Police say the city’s 33rd and final home invasion of 2016 began inside a home on Longshire Circle and ended nearby on Avonhurst Avenue, but not before the suspect forced the victim to take him on a detour. The suspect, a man who police are still trying to identify, allegedly entered the Nepean home through an unsecure door around 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 30. He confronted a female victim in the upstairs of the house and, threatening her with a gun, demanded she go to the bank with him to withdraw money. There were children in the house at the time, but police said they were not aware of the robbery taking place. Haarbosch said that while home invasions – robberies in private residences that take place while a tenant is home – are recurrent in the city, if not common, the circumstances of the Dec. 30 robbery are rare. Police investigated 33 robbery home invasions in 2016, but Haarbosch said he has never investigated one where the suspect forced the victim to drive somewhere. “This circumstance is not something that we typically see. This is very rare actually,” Haarbosch said. “I can’t even think of another, offhand. We’ll see people being accosted outside the ATM … but this is a little different, so the ante’s been upped a little bit on this one.” The victim drove the suspect

to her bank, where police say she followed the suspect’s orders and withdrew cash. She then drove back home, and the suspect left the vehicle along the way, on Avonhurst Avenue. There were no injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, police will review surveillance footage from the bank and other nearby properties. “We’re exploring any possibility to try and acquire video footage in

“This circumstance is not something that we typically see. This is very rare actually.” STAFF SGT. MIKE HAARBOSCH

that area,” he said. “So that would not be restricted to just the bank. It could be any businesses in the area. It could be other cameras in the area as well.” The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old, 5-feet-9 inches tall, with a deep voice. He is also described as obese, with laboured breathing, and he reportedly smelled bad.

Haarbosch said with or without surveillance footage, the victim’s distinct description of her foul smelling attacker could help lead to his identification and arrest. “The description of the suspect that’s been provided to us is fairly unique,” he said. “So we’re hoping that somebody may know the individual, potentially from that area.” Despite the atypical circumstances of the robbery, Haarbosch said the victim might have saved herself from harm because she followed a principle that he said victims in most robbery situations should follow: compliance. “We always try to tell people, typically for robbery, to co-operate with the demands that are being made,” Haarbosch said. “This is not typically how a robbery goes down, but typically we tell people to co-operate to get them in and out as quick as possible.” Police are asking anyone with information about the home invasion and robbery, to call the break and enter unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2655. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers tollfree at 1-800-222-8477, or by downloading the Ottawa police app.



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Creating studio space a key ingredient for growth: film commissioner Continued from page 3

“There’s some (TV) shows that are never going to come here until we get a studio, and then there’s others that won’t come here until we get our crew base going up,” said Harvey. He and Davy are working with different groups in the city to create a space, and the hope is this could become a reality within the next two years. However, it will largely depend on interest shown by enough developers, which can leverage support from different levels of government. Having founded a production company in Calgary in 1990, Harvey said the former military base there translates into 9,290 square metres of studio space where shows such as Heartland, Fargo and Hell on Wheels have sets. Such a space here would

produce enormous economic benefits. It costs about $1.8 million to shoot an episode of CBC’s Heartland, which features 18 episodes per series. Game of Thrones costs more than $10 million an episode. “One good series doubles what we do. So it can make a big, big difference,” said Harvey, a Genie Award-winning film and TV producer. The majority of studios in the world have been built with government funding. In Vancouver, government seed money was instrumental, as were government dollars that helped create a number of Toronto studios. In Calgary, the city committed $10 million, the province chipped in $5 million, a $1.5-million contribution came from William F. White, a Canadian film, TV and theatrical

equipment company, and other dollars came from private sector loans. It’s a formula that could work in Ottawa if there is willingness. A few years ago, the city committed $1.5 million, but Harvey said it will take a double-digit-million-dollar figure to make a dent. There is also potential to secure federal infrastructure funding. There are other benefits to having studio space. It would free up clogged city streets where some shows tend to repeatedly shoot. “If you’re going to have a film community and television community … in Ottawa, you either have to accept the fact that your streets are going to be blocked — and we have narrow streets in the downtown core — or you have to have a studio facility to relieve some


of that congestion,” Harvey hood, which offers a uniquely said. older look and feel. The suburbs also offer a bounty of options. Homes COMMUNITY ROLE with large front lawns in neighTo further strengthen Ot- bourhoods absent of sidewalks tawa’s marketability as a go-to are a hit since these can’t be shooting location, community found in large cities as much and business improvement as- anymore. “There’s so much choice. sociations can play a role. Popular filming locales tend You can go to Kanata. You

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can go to Orléans. You can go to Barrhaven,” said Harvey, adding there are some prime locations in Kanata and Dun-

robin, and up-and-coming locales in Vanier where there is unique architecture. “You can go anywhere. Even Old Ottawa South, Heron Park, (the) Alta Vista area.” The Ottawa Film Office maintains a database of available locations across the city, but community associations can help by sending in photos of homes and businesses and letting the office know of neighbourhoods that are filmfriendly. Even the high-tech park in north Kanata could become a huge draw. Vacant office space is also valued. “Productions don’t want the burden of fighting with people to get to shoot there,” Harvey said, adding it can mean national exposure for a business and extra income for the property owner. “If you’re friendly they want to go there.”

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olicing is changing in Ottawa. In fact, organizational changes have already been rolling out behind the scenes and publicly for some time as part of something called the Service Initiative program that aims to improve how police serve and protect us. Senior brass at the Ottawa Police Service are now preparing to introduce you, the public, to its new “frontline deployment model” on Jan. 23, which they say “is aimed at improving community safety by making it easier to move resources across the city to where they are needed. The new model will also have more streamlined processes for partners and the public to access services.” Three meetings are taking place in Kanata, Nepean and Orléans later this month to unveil the final new component of the initiative. You’ll learn that community police officers will no longer be assigned to a specific area of Ottawa. Rather, their assignments will be based on areas in need, mirroring that used by school resource officers, who are assigned to specific schools ranked according to need. A remodelling of community policing sparked concerns last spring. Residents, business owners, organizations, the police union and city councillors expressed concern about the potential consequences for public engagement and

crime reduction. Many appealed to the Ottawa Police Services Board not to change how beat cops, community police and district traffic officers will be deployed. Those concerns are justified. The new frontline model seeks to fill gaps in staffing due to high crime rates. It’s not really concerned with the proactive policing that community officers do, which is why there is concern. Having a point of contact – a community police officer assigned to a specific geographic area – has helped reduce the number of calls for service in problem-plagued neighbourhoods, critics say. Police brass counter, saying the overall changes are needed to reduce demands on officers and improve the efficiency and coordination of frontline police resources. At this point, with just days to go before three “information meetings” are held, the changes are a done deal, though each meeting will feature a 45-minute discussion and 45 minutes allotted for a question and answer period. Time will tell just how well and how long this new frontline system will roll out starting Jan. 23. When it comes to changing frontline deployment, coming on the heels of 2016 – which saw the highest homicide rate in many years at 24 dead – people are right to be wary of change when it comes to safety and security in the city.

Challenge for the new year: smart car meets dumb street


hen you look at the early headlines of 2017 you can be forgiven for thinking that this year might not be much of an improvement over the last one. In Florida, a family was attacked by a dog when they tried to make it wear a sweater. In Florida. In Thailand, a French tourist decided to have her picture taken beside a crocodile. She then fell on top of the crocodile, which proceeded to bite her. No one was fatally injured in either of these instances. But our pride in being members of the human race took a bit of a hit. After all these decades of rising educational levels, we sometimes don’t seem to have a lot to show for it. If you doubt this, please note that one of the big selling Christmas toys last year was a toy

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town truck which makes lip gloss for its lucky recipients. It goes without saying that there have been irrational developments in world elections lately, but it shouldn’t be any surprise, given that we are the electorate. Despairing of our failure to develop much in the way of lasting intelligence, human beings have focussed their hopes in recent years on computers, with decidedly mixed results. Computers seem intelligent enough when telling us who the original members of the Monkees were, but not terribly smart when we try to order tickets

to anything. In desperation we turn to our cars, which have lately been showing signs of dependability and have even learned, some of them, to operate without keys and to tell you what the temperature is outside. Research proceeds apace and the so-called smart car is, we are told, just around the corner. Already many of these creatures, also known as self-driving cars, are on the streets and most of them do not have accidents. At last, we dare to hope, a machine that will save us from our own stupidity and steer us away from crocodiles. It would take a long time to enumerate the many gifts that smart cars are claimed to bring us, but they include less crowded streets, fewer accidents, lowered pollution levels and an end to circling the block looking for a

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y vow to embrace everything winter has been put aside lately. I purchased a downhill ski pass for the first time in my life. Despite near record snowfall in December, I have yet to use it, opting instead for the comfort of my interior fireplace and evenings of lemon tea, cheese and card games. I established a rink in my backyard. But I was too cold and lazy to take advantage of the late November rinkbuilding weather and, as I write this in early January, I continue to monitor the massive, bumpy slush puddle in my yard without dedicating myself to its proper maintenance. I have yet to strap on a pair of skates. My gym membership mocks me every time a weekly donation is deducted from my chequing account. Although I did take my cross-country skis out for a

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse ParticipACTION is launching a sesquicentennial project nationwide to get all Canadians moving. Last year, the organization asked citizens to write-in with their favourite Canadian fitness activities. This month the organization will launch the ParticipACTION 150 Play List, “a challenge to all Canadians to try out 150 unique physical activities that define us as Canadian.” Some preliminary suggestions included snow shoveling (because every-

spin or two over the holidays, and shoveled enough snow to ward off major cheese weight gain, I haven’t seen the inside of the gym in months. I am in full-on hibernation mode. With the end of the holiday season, however, the cheese stock is slowly dwindling. Buttoning up my snow pants with great difficulty this morning, I decided it’s time to get serious about my daily fitness routine, yet again. I, of course, turned to the Internet for inspiration.

body does it), canoeing (a traditional means of transportation) and basketball, (because, hey, it was invented in Canada). But there will be others. The group is challenging Canadians, individually or within their schools, teams and community associations, to tackle as many on the 150 list as they can by the end of the year. ParticipACTION, I accept your challenge. My plan is to recruit some neighbours and create a fitness team. Together, we will conquer the list! One activity that’s sure to be part of the 150 is curling. I have long wanted to try this for two reasons: If I ever move to a small town, my curling expertise will certainly determine my social life. It seems to me that every town in Canada, no matter how small, is within a half hour drive of a curling rink. It also appeals to me to use

a broom for something other than spills on the kitchen floor. This could be a legitimate ad for curling clubs: “Fall in love with your broom again.” Last year, I thought I’d built up a solid daily gym routine. But even after nine months on the elliptical, my habit died as quickly as it was established. Frankly, I was getting bored of watching American reality TV shows from my perch, racing the guy next to me just to keep things interesting, (even though he was completely unaware of this intense, yet unspoken, competition). It also occurred to me how strange it is that we live in a society where we have to dedicate certain hours of the day to movement, even though we don’t actually get anywhere as a result. My daily trips to the gym, once a source of inspiration and greatness, began to trigger existentialist

thoughts, the movie WALL-E a constant theme. So ParticipACTION is shaking things up. I don’t know yet what else will be on the list, but with 150 options to choose from, it should be easy to pick something different to try daily. It doesn’t take much to meet the minimum daily fitness requirements, and yet it’s so easy to fall into a fireside, cheese-eating habit when the weather turns. Apparently, Canada is among the top countries in the world for investing in fitness infrastructure – arenas, gyms and the like – and yet fewer than 10 per cent of kids here are getting the 60 minutes per day of physical activity. At last check, nearly nine in 10 Canadian adults weren’t getting the 2.5 hours of weekly fitness recommended. So, cheese be gone! I’m heading out to buy some snowshoes!

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This is just a comment on Charles Gordon’s column “2016: you’re welcome to it.” As usual, Charles has a wry wit with never a sign of meanness but one always comes away with a smile on their face no matter the subject.

In this gem, he does nail his observation on city, provincial and federal pronouncements. It’s hard to say which comment I liked the most, but both the snail’s pace forever exhibited when the NCC makes a decisive decision and the provincial government making the same announcement

many times on the Queensway widening are almost a tie. However, it really is a head scratcher if this latest development of Lebreton Flats will ever see the light of day in my remaining lifetime. That is, to say the least, doubtful. Larry K. Stewart Carleton Square

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A man lost his thumb in a workplace accident involving an industrial lift at a Nepean garage on Dec. 29. According to paramedics, the 25-year-old technician’s thumb was amputated when his hand became pinched in the lift shortly before 10 a.m. “The hand was pinched and so there’s what we’d call

a crush injury,” paramedic spokesman J.P. Trottier said, adding reattaching the thumb could be a challenge due to the nature of the injury. “So that sometimes makes it quite difficult for reattachment because there’s soft tissue and bone tissue and whatever other type of damage is in that.” The man’s co-workers at the auto repair garage on Colonnade Road freed his hand

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Lee Barnett and Lisa Cooper are part of a trio of partners behind the new Youth Experience Project, which strives to provide children and teens in Ottawa with unique experiences. For their first major initiative, they are fundraising to send 100 kids and 100 mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa to attend Ottawa Comiccon in May.

A new trio of partners has come together to give more Ottawa kids a chance to accumulate some unforgettable memories in their young lives. “It’s the experiences that we have that we remember,” said Lee Barnett, one-third of a partnership behind the Youth Experience Project, which is now fundraising for their inaugural initiative – to send 100 kids with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa and 100 adult mentors to the sixth annual Ottawa Comiccon that will be held at the EY Centre in May. “You’ll never remember a date … unless something happened to you, good or bad. “We just want to give them a positive experience.” The idea emerged following a charity bowling event held last February for those in the

youth mentoring charity. The fundraiser featured a super hero theme and many dressed in costume. “The kids were excited for it,” said Barnett. “I started wondering, ‘Could I merge my two passions?’” The avid supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is also a major fan of Ottawa Comiccon, an annual showcase of comic books, movies and television shows focused on science fiction and pop culture. Barnett has a unique reputation when it comes to the convention. He’s known for being the first in line to ask unique and engaging questions of celebrity panellists, such as William Shatner and a bevy of other iconic stars. “I’ve been very lucky to have some cool moments,” said Barnett, a former Findlay Creek resident who recently moved to

Embrun. But after realizing that many children and teens can’t afford to enjoy Comiccon, the insurance broker-by-day came up with the idea to ask people to chip in $10 to $25 to buy tickets for the ‘littles,’ as the kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program are known. The idea gained support from friend Lisa Cooper, of Riverside South, who has recently come to enjoy the fan experience at Ottawa Comiccon thanks to Barnett. Cooper, who is a real estate agent, has a background in charity and non-profit work. They also have a third partner, Saqib Dareshani, of Barrhaven, who is promoting the project on his website at clubify. com/youth. The project is also at See PROJECT, page 13

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So far, their successful fundraising efforts have surprised even them. They were given a table at the inaugural Ottawa Comiccon holiday market at the EY Centre in late November. Barnett brought his personal (and expensive) Star Wars light sabre set and allowed the public to try them out and have their photos taken with the sabres in exchange for a donation. The table drew about 600 people. “We wanted a fun way to get people engaged,” said Barnett, adding it also served as the project’s public launch, helping to spread the word about their non-profit plans. “People there really love the idea of sending kids to Comiccon,” said Cooper. “You’re preaching to the right audience.” Between that event and another, they raised almost $1,000 towards their $5,000 to $6,000 goal to send 200 people to Comiccon for a day. “When you think about (three) young professionals try-

ing to put something like this together it’s amazing, because they want to give back to kids,” said Susan Ingram, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa. “We appreciate it and our kids appreciate it.” The organization focuses on providing kids and adult mentors across Ottawa with lowcost, no-cost activities they can

“We have so many things on the go.” LEE BARNETT YOUTH EXPERIENCE PROJECT PARTNER

enjpy together. “But for something like this, a Comiccon, that’s out of reach for most, and it’s out of reach even for the mentors,” said Ingram. “Not everyone can do those types of experiences. “And to be able to experience something like this together is really impactful on the relationship that they’re building,” she said, adding that the Youth Experience Project is also helping

have the long-term sponsors in place so we can start branching out.” “We’re aiming to be more like a foundation in that we gift to established charities, but we do the fundraising and the leg work,” Cooper added. In addition to offering kids a day of fun the kids will never forget, Cooper said the objective is to also incorporate learning into the adventures that

by spreading the word about what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa is doing and how others can lend their support. “They really understand about the importance of mentoring and why Big Brothers Big Sisters is an important organization for young kids in need,” she said. The Youth Experience Project partners plan to make the Comiccon excursion an annual event for Ottawa youth. The hope also is to partner with other sponsors, especially those wanting to provide longterm support, and charities in the hopes of pairing more kids with additional unique experiences. Already, some businesses have expressed interest in providing an experience, while a number of charities have come forward to ask what the project can do for them. “We’ve gone beyond, ‘This is the core experience we want to provide’ and it’s gone to ‘How many experiences can we provide,’” Barnett said. “We have so many things on the go. It’ll be great once we

are added to the roster in the future. She has a goal of providing opportunities for young girls to learn about the world of entrepreneurship and business. “It started as Comiccon and fun, happy experiences,” Cooper said. “That’s awesome, but I think it’s grown now to include, as well, life skills because experiences should be a learning ex-

perience too.” The organizers behind the Youth Experience Project are hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion Pub in the ByWard Market. People can have their photos taken with cosplayers and try out virtual reality headsets and green screen technology. Admission is free, though donations will be accepted.

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iss Crosby, as always, was at school by the time the first one of us arrived in the morning. My brother Emerson once suggested he wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she slept there all night. The Christmas holidays were over, and we were right back into the usual routine at the Northcote School. And every morning I looked for the special gift I had given Miss Crosby the night of our Christmas concert. And then, just after we had been back a few days, there it was. The white hanky I had given her, tucked into the cuff of her dress, with one corner sticking out just far enough that I could see the red rose that had been embroidered on it. Miss Crosby, ever cautious not to single one pupil out, gave no sign that she was wearing my gift. But I knew it was the one I had given her, and that was all that mattered. I had a hard time paying attention to my lessons that day,

MARY COOK Memories and wanted so badly to tell everyone that the hanky, which had cost 19 cents at Walker’s Store in Renfrew, was now tucked neatly into the cuff of my teacher’s dress sleeve. And as often happened to me, my mind wandered that day. With my work done and my scribbler closed, I thought a lot about hankies. Girls and women called them hankies, whereas boys and men called them handkerchiefs. Father’s weren’t fancy or white like Uncle Lou’s. Father’s were either navy or red with dots and

squares. He wore his tucked into his back pocket, and it served many purposes besides being used to blow his nose. It cleaned pieces of machinery, wiped the toes of his Sunday shoes, and polished his pipe. My sister Audrey and I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church on Sundays. A plain white hankie held every cent I owned. This is where young girls tied the few pennies they had into a corner of the

hankie, and of course, it was tucked away for safe keeping, out of sight in case a brother decided to help himself to a penny or two.

Girls and women called them hankies, whereas boys and men called them handkerchiefs. That day in school, when I let my mind wander, I thought too of Mother and her hankies. She had several fancy hankies, one of which she always carried in her purse. And before going into town, or to visit, she took her bottle of “Evening In Paris” cologne, and gave the hankie a good dash so that every time she opened her purse, she smelled like the perfume counter at Ritza’s Drug Store in Renfrew. See NICE, page 15



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Of course, these hankies were never used for their original purpose ... no, that was when the square patch of white linen came into use. It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me

ested me more. Aunt Lizzie was what Mother called “well endowed” which took me ages to figure out. She too kept her hankies well sprinkled with toilet water. Which meant you always knew where she was. Even if she walked by the back of your

It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me the most interest. Of course, hers were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. the most interest. Of course, hers were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. They were edged in lace, were bigger than the one’s Mother had, and were as white as the driven snow, and many had fine coloured embroidery on the corners. But it was what she did with them that inter-

chair, you caught the scent of the toilet water. Lacking a place to put her hankie if she wasn’t going anywhere in particular, she would plunge it down the front of her dress into goodness knows where. And when she needed it, she wasn’t the least bit embarrassed to reach in, grab it out, use it, and cram it back into

the cavity from where it came. There was a lot to think about when it came to hankies. And so that day after Christmas, when Miss Crosby had my present tucked into the sleeve of her dress, I hoped that she would do something to show that she liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 of us waiting to be dismissed and her eyes rested on me and a faint smile came to her lips. And then she tucked the hankie back into her sleeve. That was all I needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@

Ottawa police will launch a new frontline deployment model on Jan. 23 and to prepare, three community meetings will be held in Kanata, Nepean and Orléans on the changes in service delivery. The model will make it easier to move resources across the city and streamline the process for those who need to access services, police said in a news release. The changes are part of a strategy called the service initiative program, which is designed to improve how police serve the community. “At the information sessions, residents will learn about their community police officers,

how to access policing services, where to direct concerns about safety in their neighbourhood, and more,” police said in a news release. The frontline deployment model received backlash when it was first presented in April 2016. Many were concerned that community policing efforts would be eliminated and certain areas would be underserved. Community officers will continue to be part of the new model, in the community safety services unit, but the areas served will be less about geography and more about which areas need more police assistance, according to police. The frontline deployment model for community officers

will be similar to that used by school resource officers. An officer is assigned a number of schools, which are then ranked according to the level of police assistance needed. Changes that have already been made include a new organizational structure for investigative units and the creation of a strategic operations centre. The centre, located at the Greenbank police station, acts as a service hub for operations and can share information — such as floor plans, suspect photos and related incidents — with officers responding to service calls. A meeting will be held in Nepean on at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Nepean Sportsplex, located at 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

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The Joshis began building their “dream home” on Hedley Way in Dunrobin in 2015. They moved in in February 2016 and began settling in. “They wanted a home where their kids could bring their friends,” said Arora. When the fire claimed the house and all their belongings just over a week before Christmas, “It just feels more devastating,” said Arora. The fire started in the furnace around 3:30 a.m. on Dec. 16.


The response from the community following a Dunrobin fire that displaced a family of four and destroyed all their belongings has been nothing short of a Christmas miracle. The Joshi family, Lakshmi, her husband Vineet and their twin nine-year-old boys, caped their home before a Dec. Vineet and Lakshmi Joshi, along with their twin nine-year16 fire burned it to the ground. old sons, lost their home on Hedley Way in Dunrobin just over “It was just a pile on the a week before Christmas. The response from the community ground,” said Rasna Arora, has been overwhelmingly positive. a close family friend of the the family get back on their more than $4,000 had been Joshis. Arora organized a GoFund- feet and celebrate the holi- raised by Dec. 23. “People have just been so Me page to raise funds to help days. With a goal of $5,000,



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GoFundMe fundraiser to continue into 2017 Continued from page 17

The family called 911 when they noticed smoke coming from the furnace and then vacated the house to wait for firefighters. Arora and her family drove from their Greely home when they got the message to be with their friends and watched as the fire burned. Firefighters battled the blaze for hours. By 3:30 p.m. the house was gone, said Arora. The fact that the fire happened in the early morning hours when people are often deeply asleep, “It’s really a Christmas miracle that they got out alive,” said Arora. “In the end this is what matters – things are just things. We are just so happy they got out alive.” NOT ALONE

Generosity has come pouring forth. People have donated cash and clothes, backpacks and other necessities to help the Joshis. The Huntmar police sta-

“I think that’s helping a lot; talking about it and knowing that we’re all here and we’re in this together. They are not alone at all,” said Arora. The group is tight-knit, she said, as many don’t have family in the area. They all spend Christmases together, vacation together, and have sleepovers and cottage trips. “They’ve been there when we adopted our son. They were there for our other friend whose son is going through cancer

tion hosted a clothing drive, St. Gabriel School where the twins attend classes raised funds while the boys’ classmates each brought in a gift for them, and even complete strangers have reached out to help. “In that way, this Christmas has just been probably the most amazing because you get to see what people are doing for people in need. So many don’t even know us or them and they’re just being so wonderful,” said Arora.

“Someone drove all the way from Kingston and dropped off a bag of clothes in an almost new suitcase.” RASNA ARORA FAMILY FRIEND

treatments. We’ve gone through a lot together,” said Arora. “Friends are the family you choose and we’re together through thick and thin. Right now it’s thin ice but we’re together. They’re going to get through it, I know it.” Arora has been writing per-

“Someone drove all the way from Kingston and dropped off a bag of clothes in an almost new suitcase, which is helpful because they’re living out of a bag right now.” The Joshis have been staying with friends, moving between their houses over the holidays.

sonal notes to everyone who has reached out to help the family, and is approaching local businesses for donations of gift cards for things such as groceries.

“Asking for things is very awkward,” said Arora, adding, “You never know – what you throw out into the world and what comes back, you never know.”

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American students looking to schools north of the border Algonquin College reports double the applications from U.S. students BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Algonquin College communications director Scott Anderson says applications by American students have nearly doubled. “Traffic to our website from the U.S. increased by 42 per cent from Nov. 8 to 9,” Anderson said of the day following the Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election. Anderson said applications from our neighbours to the south have almost doubled in the last year — with many students starting as soon as this month. Anderson said the applications are for a variety of disciplines. The school’s total student population is 22,000. There are currently 2,000 international students registered at the college. Anderson said in the last few years the largest cohort of international students came from India. “It used to be China,” he said. Anderson said the college is looking at expanding its marketFriends of the Central Farm ing to the Experimental U.S. “The American market has never been traditionally strong

for us,” he said. “We are putting together a marketing team to tackle that.” Anderson said American students still pay international tuition rates, but the cultural shock is relatively minimal. “It’s an attractive market for us,” he said. Algonquin alumni have made their impact south of the border for years, however, Anderson said, adding that a former student of the college’s animation program recently received a Golden Globe for their work on the film Zootopia.

largest cohort, with 110,918 students — or 32 per cent of the international student population. Anderson said demographics are responsible for lower enrolment for domestic students. To stay competitive, the college has been marketing itself as a destination for international students for a long time. The University of Ottawa has also seen an increase in traffic from the U.S. Isabelle Mailoux Pulkinghorn, a media relations manager for the university, wrote in an email that there has been a surge in interest following the AmeriMetroland file photo can election. Algonquin College expects to see double the amount of American students in the next BY THE NUMBERS Pulkinghorn said there has school year. According to the Canadian been a 192 per cent increase in Bureau for International Edu- the number of visits to the Unication, there were 353,000 in- versity of Ottawa website by ternational students studying in American students post election. Canada in 2015. “This is almost three times There was an 83 per cent in• Professional Plumbers. Our skilled techs don’t crease in the international stu- more than last year at the same “learn” on your plumbing; they fix it - plain and simple. time of the year,” she said. dent population since 2008. • Got a Clog? Let us get your drains draining again! Students from New York The bureau says international They’ll go from “sloppy and slow” to clean and quick! students contribute $8 billion state make up 21 per cent of • Water Heater Leaving You Cold? We’ll repair or annually to the Canadian econ- those visits, followed by Califorreplace it. Get into hot water fast! omy in expenditures that include nia, then Texas. Warning: Before you hire a plumber, there are 6 costly mistakes most plumbers • Fully Stocked Service Trucks dispatched right to your A spokesperson from Car- can’t tell you about and seven questions most plumbers don’t know the answers tuition and living expenses. plumbing problem. Amis de la Ferme If you are thinking about hiring a plumber, don’t! - until you listen to our centrale leton University said that reg- to. In 2015, just shy of four per expérimentale • Straight Forward Pricing. Before we begin the work, FREE recorded“Plumbing Consumer Info Message”at 1-800-820-7281. You’ll you’ll know exactly what your price will be. cent of those students came istration numbers wouldn’t be hear a 7 minute informative message including ways to avoid plumbing rip-offs, save money, and avoid frustration. • Neat & Tidy. We clean up after ourselves as we work to from the US. China made up the available until the spring.

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Heb. 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever

Sunday Services 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM



You are welcome to join us!

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Ottawa Citadel

Watch & Pray Ministry Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Gloucester South Seniors Centre

4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd.) (613) 277-8621 Proclaiming the life-changing message of the Bible

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1350 Walkley Road (Just east of Bank Street) Ottawa, ON K1V 6P6 Tel: 613-731-0165 Email: Website:

The West Ottawa Church of Christ

Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 1893 Baseline Rd., Ottawa (2nd Floor) Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: E-mail:

South Gloucester United Church

Family Worship at 9:00am

located at 2536 Rideau Road (at the corner of Albion) 613-822-6433 UNITED.CHURCH@XPLORNET.CA

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


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Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome

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

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

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

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

470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro



Sunday Services at 9 or 11 AM

205 Greenbank Road, Ottawa (613) 829-2362 Child care provided. Please call or visit us on-line.

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Shine a light

Photos by Megan DeLaire/Metroland

Above: West Carleton Secondary School students Alicia Bedford (left) and Addy Strickland share the sacred flame used to light the 2017 cauldron outside of city hall as part of the Fire of Friendship torch relay on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. During the relay, 400 students from across Ottawa, each holding a torch, formed a human chain from city hall to Parliament Hill, lighting their torches along the line until they reached Olympian Penny Oleksiak at the end. Left: Mayor Jim Watson (left) and Guy LaFlamme, Ottawa 2017 executive director, Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Denys Ouellet, district vice-president for CIBC, hold up their torches during a ceremony to light the 2017 cauldron outside of city hall on New Year’s Eve.

Pet Adoptions

Bijou (ID# A088972)

The Streets are No Place for a Cat The Ottawa Humane Society is witness to the toll life on the streets exacts from our feline friends. It’s tragic. Cats can often be seen wandering the sidewalks alone, dodging cars and scurrying under bushes. All too often, someone rushes in carrying a cat hit by a car, arriving to the OHS for help that will come too late. It’s outrageous and completely unnecessary. Disease, traffic, and attacks from other cats or other animals are too common. The intentional infliction of injury by humans also ranks high. There are voices out there that argue cats are happier and healthier when they’re allowed to roam free, just like their wild ancestors. It’s what grandma did with her cat, then mom. Now it’s what we’re

teaching our kids. But now that we know better, we should be doing better for our cats. The cats around today are fully domesticated. They depend on their human caregivers. There’s simply no kind of evolution that will prevent the senseless suffering of a cat on the street; we see the consequences when they arrive at the OHS emaciated after weeks lost on the streets or frozen solid from a cold winter night. The streets are hell for a cat. A similar debate raged about dogs in the middle of the last century, with some arguing that since dogs descended from wolves, they needed to run free! I’m not sure that anyone now thinks that dogs would have longer, healthier lives if they were allowed to roam our streets. This is just as true for cats. So why is this happening? Like most animal welfare crises in our community, the root cause is human behaviour — specifically irresponsible behaviour. The sad reality is that ultimately, this is so widespread that it leads to the conclusion that it’s not simply a number of individuals causing a terrible situation but rather a community problem stemming from the fact that cats are simply not valued, certainly not to the same degree as our vaccinated, sterilized, collar-wearing, leashed canine friends. For tips on making life indoors attractive to your kitty, visit our website:

Pet of the Week: Bijou (ID# A088972)

Meet Bijou, an easygoing, affectionate kitty looking for her purr-fect match. Bijou loves to cuddle and spend time with her human friends. When she’s not curled up beside you for pets, you can find her perched on her favourite cat tree. Bijou gets along with other cats here at the shelter and could live in a home with other calm and friendly felines. Are you the one Bijou has been waiting for? For more information on Bijou and all the adoptable animals, stop by the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Rd Check out our website at to see photos and descriptions of the animals available for adoption.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us:

Website: Email: Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail:

Jan. 17

Looking for a new activity in 2017? Come try modern square dancing with the Meri Squares Square Dancing Club. Lots of fun and friendships. New dancers, including couples and singles, are invited to join us for a free open house from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 470 Roosevelt Ave. Call Lamar at 613-221-9188 for more information.


Come learn how to take better vacation photos at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 100 Malvern Dr., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of being there when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group. To attend this free seminar, please


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register with the Ottawa Public Li- from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. brary. Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, Jan. 19 Interested in gardening? Come President of the Ottawa PC Users’ and join us at the Nepean Horti- Group, will talk about some of the cultural Society! Our guest speak- important changes both visible er from the Green Thumb Garden and under the hood. If you find Center, Mary Reid will talk about Windows 10 confusing, or just dividing and maintaining perenni- want to know more about what’s als. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. hidden, this session is for you. To at City View United Church, 6 attend this free seminar, please Epworth Ave., Nepean. Everyone register with the Ottawa Public is welcome! Non-members pay Library. $4, and light refreshments will be available. For more information call 613-721-2048. Ongoing Hospice Care Ottawa offers day hospice programs at the RuddyShenkman Hospice, located at 110 Through Jan. 22 “Simplicity” is a group show pre- McCurdy Dr. These programs are sented by the Foyer Gallery artists. open to individuals living with a An exciting collection of paint- life-limiting illness. Other programs ings, photography, fiber works, are available to support caregivers ceramics and glass works by lo- and those who are bereaved. Our cal talent. Foyer Gallery, Nepean nurses will provide assessment. All Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave. programs and services are provided at no charge. Call 613-591-6002, ext. 23 for more information.

Jan. 25

Computer pros will teach the good, the bad and the ugly of Windows 10 at the Emerald Plaza branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 100 Malvern Dr.,

develop friendships by participating in a variety of group activities. More information at Barrhaven Seniors welcome new Members from Barrhaven and surrounding areas - no fee to join. The Winter 2017 Newsletter is now available for the months of January to April. It outlines a wide variety of programs, presentations, social events, outings, bus trips etc. For more information, contact Don at barrhavenseniors@gmail. com or call 613-440-3620. We are looking for new or experienced players for a wide variety of games, including Mahjong; Cribbage; Bridge; Euchre; Canasta; and Dominoes.

Friends of the Farm’s beautiful book, Blooms, about the ornamental gardens at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm is our contribution to the country’s 150th anniversary. It is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves gardens and flowers, as well as a treat for those interested in Canadian history. The Ottawa Newcomers Club is Available at www.friendsofthea social organization which helps and local bookstores. women new to our city, (or those who have experienced a significant life change), to adjust by meeting Mondays women of similar interests and to Looking to improve your public

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speaking skills in a supportive and friendly environment? The Carlingwood Toastmasters Club invites you to join us in our weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. Gain valuable public speaking and leadership experience. More information at


Positive birth and natural parenting meetings on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Peer-to-peer support, empower yourself and meet likeminded women and build community. To RSVP and for address, please contact Leslie or call 613829-8511.


The Lynwood Village Community Association welcomes Bells Corners adults to a series of weekly free Wednesday socials from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lynwood Community Building, 7 Sycamore St. Activities such as short and easy exercise, cards, crafts, speakers, theme days and much more. Call Zainab Al-Ali at 613-2882825, ext. 2144, z.alali@pqchc. com.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Short tributary of the Seille 5. Where you sleep 8. Crinkle 12. Regions 14. United States 15. Icelandic poetry books 16. Transferred property 18. Electrocardiography 19. From here 20. Hunting or observation expedition 21. Used to make cabins 22. Containers 23. Famed patriot 26. Makes less intense 30. Forced to take refuge 31. Campaigner 32. Special security team 33. Egyptian city

34. The Muse of lyric and CLUES DOWN 1. Fathers hymns 2. Region 39. What newlyweds just 3. The Great Barrier ___ said 4. Father 42. Pain 5. Civil War general Don 44. Norwegian village Carlos 46. Produced on paper 6. Bodyguards 47. Acceptance 7. Knives 49. Semite 8. Member of U.S. Navy 50. Detective Ventura 9. English prince 51. Martens 56. Small mammal related to 10. Expression 11. Giants great Willie rabbits 13. Curving 57. Airsick 17. Actress Keaton 58. Itinerant 24. Deploy 59. Has spotted 25. Medicine that treats 60. Garland animals 61. Search engine 62. Former Knick and Bull 26. We all have it 27. Greek goddess of the Curry dawn 63. Student selected 28. Kevin Smith film components “Chasing __” 64. Norwegian island

29. City in India 35. Went jogging 36. What thespians do 37. One and only 38. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 40. Obstructs from a course 41. Prophets 42. Prefix meaning on or above 43. Got up 44. Drenched 45. N.Y. State capital 47. Sampled 48. Tending to an end 49. Architectural recess 52. Undergarments 53. Ethnic group in China 54. Reactive structure 55. Greek portico

This week’s puzzle answers in next week’s issue

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!

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Wishful thinking won’t get you ahead, Aries. But hard work will. Don’t shy away from an opportunity that comes your way, even if it seems less promising at first glance. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you find yourself in a leadership role this week and are asked to make a lot of decisions. Wield your power carefully as others are watching you intently. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a few variables are thrown into the mix once you think you have everything figured out. You will show your ability to problem-solve if you can handle the task. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, patience is required when a difficult situation presents itself. Resist the temptation to act before you get a full grasp of the situation and what you should do. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Someone close to you puts their faith in your ability to get a job done, Leo. This week devote all of your effort to completing this work, and it will only enhance your résumé. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it may be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at the next social gathering. Afford others the chance to be the center of attention.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 It is easy to make promises and then not follow through with your intentions, Libra. But that is not the way you operate. If you say you will do something, you will. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Opportunities to travel present themselves in the near future, Scorpio. Pack your bags and be ready to depart at a moment’s notice. You can certainly use some time away. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, assess a situation before sharing your opinions with others. The surface details don’t tell the whole story, so wait until you can get a full handle on things. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Many positive things are on the horizon, Capricorn. You just have to get through a few rough patches before it is smooth sailing. Pisces is a pivotal player. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, resist the temptation to take the easy way out and challenge yourself this week. Who knows what strength you can find within yourself if you try new things? PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, put your suspicions to rest as no one is trying to hide anything. This person has shown all of his or her cards. Offer help if they need it. 0112

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