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Blast from the past Bill Alexander shows off an Ansco film camera from the 1950s, among other treasures, at the Yesteryear Antique Fair at the Nepean Sportsplex on Saturday, Jan. 26. Alexander runs Mid Century Collectibles, which specializes in items from the 1930s to 1960s.

EMC news - Maddy Otto may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. A sunny day at the lake building a dream cottage turned into a nightmare when the five-year-old was rushed to CHEO because of seizures. It was then the family was told Maddy had an inoperable tumour on her brainstem. It was terminal. The Barrhaven family moved into Roger’s House to spend what was the last week with their once vibrant daughter. “She got sick on the Sunday and we had the funeral the next weekend,” Maddy’s mom Jeanine said, while looking at a photo of her daughter. See GALA, page 2

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EMC news - A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer.

Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,” said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.” Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17-year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November

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Sports grants available for people with a disability responsible for covering the other 50 per cent of the equipment costs. The Recruitment Program Fund awards grants of up to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the creation of a new sports program or the expansion of an existing successful program that provides a positive introductory sports experience for participants with a disability. Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 19. Visit www.paralympic.ca/funding for the application and more information.

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While the family was in what Jeanine called a black hole, the bereavement counselling and support of other parents through Roger’s House is what helped them through. “After a while we were able to tell people (who had also lost children) they would smile again without feeling guilty,” Jeanine said. Jeanine said she has developed lifelong friendships from the support groups she has attended. She remembered one particular session with a young, 19-year-old man who had lost someone. He was covered in piercings and tattoos. At the beginning of the session she wasn’t sure what to think, by the end they were crying together. “He truly knew what I felt in a way no one else did,” Jeanine said. It was that support that motivated the Otto family to remember Maddy with a fund-

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Jeanine Otto is pictured with a photo of her daughter Maddy. Maddy died suddenly from a brain tumour when she was five years old. Since her death the family has held an annual fundraising gala in her honour to raise money for Roger’s House. raising initiative. The first Maddy’s Gala took place in February 2008. This year the organizing committee hopes to bring the total fundraising goal to $250,000. It is a realistic goal. The first year organizers managed to

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Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban addresses an audience of about 50 people at Manotick United Church on Jan. 21, where MPP Lisa MacLeod hosted a community meeting to discuss the growing problem of fentanyl abuse in the city. The client will also build a treatment plan and have access to ongoing counselling. Every month, the service will host an orientation for addicts and families of addicts who want to get help. If the service is not right for a person, Willows said, the service will help point them in the right direction. “We’re hoping this is going to mean no more knocking on the wrong door,� she said. The next orientation session will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade

12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction. Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, he’s clean – but it’s easy for her to imagine a relapse. “He is straight now but it’s a day-to-day deal,� said Clark. VALENTINE FOR LIVES

Clark has now organized a fundraiser for the treatment centre, which is one of the partners with the Royal’s new intervention service, and the only non-proďŹ t rehab centre in eastern Ontario. On Feb. 12, the Valentine for Lives murder mystery dinner will offer dinner and enter-

tainment at the Lone Star ranch on Hunt Club Road in south Nepean. The Kemptville Players theatre group will stage the murder mystery and NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod will speak about the drug issue. Tickets are $50 each. Clark said she is simply hoping to raise money for an organization that stood behind her when the rest of the community seemed to turn its back. “For my family, Dave Smith was a lifeline,� said Clark, who also received counselling there while her son was recovering. “I don’t know where I’d be without it.� For more information or to purchase tickets visit ottawapropertypros.com. For information about the Regional Opioid Intervention Service and its orientation sessions visit www.theroyal.ca.

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EMC news - Slot machines will stay at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway despite the province cancelling its Slots at the Raceway program. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced on Jan. 23 that it has reached agreements to lease space for its slot machines at eight of the sites that currently offer slots, including RideauCarleton. The expiry date of the lease agreement hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been conďŹ rmed, but OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said the agreements average in length between three and ďŹ ve years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The agreements) do vary from racetrack to racetrack because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going into a landlord-tenant agreement,

whereas before all the racetracks got 10 per cent of revenue and all the horse associations got 10 per cent,â&#x20AC;? Bitonti said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a clean and dry formula like it was before.â&#x20AC;? Some racetracks operate their own food and beverage services, for example, while other donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, Bitonti said. He would not conďŹ rm details of the agreements because the parties have yet to sign ďŹ nal contracts. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said she believes the agreements are only meant to last until the OLG is able to act on its plan to build casinos in urban areas, including downtown Ottawa - effectively cannibalizing the racetrack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While on the surface it seems OK, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just extending the inevitable,â&#x20AC;? MacLeod said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody should take any comfort in this. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only going to prolong the transition.â&#x20AC;? MacLeod has been vocal about saving the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s racetracks since last March, when the provincial government announced it was cutting the Slots at Racetracks revenue sharing program as of March 31, 2013. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take away the fact that the OLG wants a

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The Rideau-Carleton Raceway wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be losing the slot machines just yet. downtown casino,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the minute that happens the slots are ripped out of the racetrack.â&#x20AC;? Cancelling the Slots at the Racetracks program was intended to save $345 million, Ontario Liberals said, which could be better spent on health care and education. Ending the program is part of OLGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gambling modernization plan that would put gaming facilities in 23 urban centres across the province. Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city council voted to support in principle the idea of putting a

new casino in Ottawa. After OLG issues a request for developers interested in building and running a casino here, Ottawa residents will have a chance to comment on the plans. City council could veto a casino if it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the proposed location. Bitonti said the RideauCarleton Raceway is fully able to take part in the OLGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to bring a casino to Ottawa, and any decisions about where a new facility might be located would be decided be-

tween the private sector investor, the city and the OLG. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we choose a private sector operator, they will take over the day to day operation of the existing facility and then decisions will have to be made,â&#x20AC;? Bitonti said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In many cases the slots facilities, the gaming operations, will stay exactly where they are.â&#x20AC;? He recognized the OLG wants to locate its gaming facilities in populated areas, rather than rural regions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to make sure our

products are where the customers are, and in some cases where the racetracks are thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them are in the perfect location.â&#x20AC;? Over the past ďŹ ve years, the city has received between $4.3 and $4.4 million each year from 12,050 slot machines at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. A new agreement signed in November would put an additional $1.3 million into the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coffers annually if slot revenue remains the same. The agreement means the city gets 5.25 per cent of the ďŹ rst $65 million of net slot revenue, three per cent on the next $135 million, 2.5 per cent of the next $300 million and half a per cent of the remainder of net slot revenue. The gambling modernization plan is intended to increase net revenue to the province by $1.3 billion annually, create 2,300 net new industry jobs and about 4,000 service saector jobs and spur more than $3 billion in capital investment across Ontario. In August, members from all three political parties supported a private memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion from MacLeod calling for the provincial auditor general to review the decision to scrap the program. The Rideau-Carleton Raceway could not be reached for comment by press time.

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EMC news - Hockey Day is coming to Knoxdale-Merivale. For the third year in a row organizers are hoping kids and adults alike will sign up to play Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite past time. The tournament will be hosted at three area rinks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Trend Arlington rink on Bellman Drive, the Manordale rink on Knoxdale Road and General Burns on Argue Drive. The celebration is part of the CBC Hockey Day in Canada events taking place nationwide. Organizers are looking for teams of four players â&#x20AC;&#x201D; composed of two players, 14 years or older and two players, 13 years or younger. At least one player must live in ward 9, Knoxdale-Merivale. Trend Arlington Community Association president and one of the tournament organizers James Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady said this year there will be competitive and non-competitive divisions so everyone can play at their comfort level. The tournament takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the final taking place at the home rink of the teams. Trend-Arlington teams have won the last two years and Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady said he hopes the trend will continue. Residents looking to play who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a team can con-

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Making the winter a little warmer for all

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interâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill always comes with some warm ideas. There are people in every community across the city who see winter as the right time to plan their biggest events. What better way to break up a season that begs you to stay indoors and hibernate? After a week or more of punishing cold, people start to get a touch of cabin fever if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend any time

outdoors. We lose out on opportunities to get some physical activity and we risk losing out on social connections. Cold drives us indoors, making our shopping malls, community centres, rinks and libraries good places to spend time. All are good places to make new friends. While Winterlude does a great job of giving us all something to look forward to, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the local, grassroots efforts of volunteers that can reunite Ottawans with the

great outdoors. Doing all that work at -30 C is tough sledding, so to speak, but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop everyone. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to run events in January or February in this country, but our hardiest volunteers can be counted on year after year to snub Jack Frost and head outdoors. If you dress properly, keep track of the kids and watch out for frostbite, some of this cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coldest days are still enjoyable. Be it organizing a winter

carnival in a park or flooding outdoor rinks, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteers that get the job done. We owe them plenty of thanks and a very, very large cup of hot chocolate. Every year, communities across the country gather at their local rinks to celebrate Hockey Day in Canada. Sure, the weather is often way below zero, and participants can often be seen banging their skates against the ice to keep the blood circulating and warm their chilled feet

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but also visible are the big toothy grins on the faces of children as they wobble across the ice. And it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t unusual to see the groups of parents gathered at the boards let out an occasional guffaw as they watch their sons and daughters antics on the ice. It isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so much the game. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about family and togetherness (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no coincidence that the event is scheduled close to Family Day for Ontarians.)

When the going â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or weather in this case â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gets tough, it has the strange byproduct of bringing friends, families and communities closer together. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest, given a choice most of us would prefer lounging on a Bermuda beach or strolling down an Acapulco avenue rather than endure another day of the Great Canadian Winter. So instead of bemoaning yet another day when the temperatures hover around -40 C (with wind chill), grab your sled, skis, skates or winter gear of choice and enjoy this season of togetherness. â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tis the season to be jolly.

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Boo to the hockey boobirds because so many Leafs fans attend games here. So you have the most beloved player in Ottawa history being booed in his own arena because of something that happened to Toronto more than 10 years ago. It is difficult to count the number of ways in which this is wrong. But at least it can be explained. How do you explain that fact that Erik Karlsson, Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young defence star, was booed every time he touched the puck on opening night in Winnipeg? What did Karlsson ever do to them? Did he once fight a Jets player? Did he say something nasty about Winnipeg in a local paper? That will sometimes do it. Well, no. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do those things. He was booed for being a great player on the opposing team. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that crazy? You boo a guy because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the other team and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it works and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly not limited to Winnipeg. When Sidney Crosby, then 19 years old, played in Ottawa in the 2007 playoffs, the many fans made a point of booing the Penguins star. Why? Many local commentators asked the question at the time, condemning the booing as classless. The only serious defence came from people such as the anonymous contributor to an online forum who said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We boo someone to take them off their game.â&#x20AC;? Right. A guy has played hockey all his life at the highest level and is paid millions of dollars for doing so and he is going to be taken off his game because some fans boo. More likely, he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even hear it, such is his level of concentration. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Erik Karlsson said after the game in Winnipeg. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear it. Two months after becoming a national hero for scoring the game-winning overtime goal for Canada in the 2010 Olympics, Crosby was booed in Ottawa during the playoffs. His team went on to win that series. Of course, they pay for their tickets and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a free country and all that. And of course words like â&#x20AC;&#x153;sportsmanshipâ&#x20AC;? are rarely heard these days. Still, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be better to save the booing for something truly deserving, like the flu or the commissioner?

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to have hockey back so that we can appreciate the insights it brings into human behaviour. For example, when the Florida Panthers were in town, Ottawa Senators fans booed whenever the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alex Kovalev touched the puck. This sort of thing goes on a lot in hockey rinks and if you asked Senators fans why they booed they would reply he played for Ottawa a couple of years ago, got a big salary and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to try very hard. Another former Senator accused of not always trying hard, Alexei Yashin, used to get similar treatment when he showed up here in a New York Islanders uniform. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable, I suppose, although cheering your team always seems more useful than booing the other one -- and sets a better example for the kids in the crowd. At home youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re teaching them that hating people is wrong; at the rink youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re showing them that there are exceptions. Generally speaking, the booing has at least some faint historical justification: the player did something wrong, like not play well, or sign with another team. Several Toronto players who played a chippier kind of game heard boos in Ottawa. And of course there is the peculiar case of Daniel Alfredsson, who once knocked a Leafs player into the boards in a playoff game and got away without a penalty. Worse, he stole the puck and scored the gamewinning goal. For that, which happened in 2002, Alfredsson is booed to this day by Leafs fans, every time he touches the puck. In a bizarre twist, the booing is quite loud in Ottawa,

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Test your knowledge of Nepean history EMC news - Heritage Day was established in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation to encourage the preservation and promotion of Canada’s nationally significant architectural, natural and scenic heritage. Heritage Day in Ottawa is Feb. 19 and celebrates the theme Good Neighbours: The Heritage of Homes and Neighbourhoods. Celebrations at city hall will feature music, entertainment and displays by more than 40 local heritage groups including museums, historical societies and archives. The public event is free and fiddlers will perform, while dozens of costumed characters circulate among the crowd. 1. On the occasion of the opening of Centrepointe Theatre in 1988, which famous impersonator was the headliner? 2. Which famous Saturday Night Live comedian was born at the Ottawa General hospital and had a father who worked as a policy advisor for Pierre Trudeau? 3. Built to house the former city of Nepean’s city hall, this complex was named for a past mayor of Nepean. What is this person’s name? 4. What street in Ottawa was named after the husband of Queen Victoria?

5. Sandra Oh, one of the stars of the television show Grey’s Anatomy, was born in what southwestern part of Ottawa? 6. What was the name of Ottawa’s first all-girl hockey team? 7. In what sport did Frank Amyot win a gold medal in at the 1936 Olympics? 8. What senior citizen centre was once Nepean’s town hall? 9. Who was Nepean named after? 10. What basic household service first became available in 1875 to Ottawa residents? Heritage Day is part of a nationwide, month-long celebration and a time for Canadians to explore and celebrate their personal heritage. It will be marked at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W., on Feb. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit ottawa.ca/heritage or the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa at: www. choocopo.ca. ANSWERS

1) Rich Little, 2) Dan Aykroyd, 3) Mayor Ben Franklin, 4) Albert Street, 5) Nepean, 6) the Pets, 7) canoeing, 8) Churchill Club, 9) Sir Evan Nepean, 10) piped water.

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ive years ago, I made a commitment to save at least 20 per cent of my net income per year in a registered retirement savings plan or a registered education savings plan for the kids. So far I haven’t met that goal. But the funny thing is I have started saving. Before I made the commitment, I wasn’t saving anything. It seemed like every dollar that came in was allocated to something. Even if I managed to hold onto money for an extended period of time – like six weeks – we’d get an unexpected bill or I’d spot a deal on a flight to see my extended family. Without thinking about the future value of that money, I’d fork over my limited savings to cover the cost. But one day, a relative who deals in financial matters pointed out to me that, while I was certainly not making a ton of money as a then part-time freelancer, I probably could be saving a little bit of money on a regular basis. He suggested I try depositing all my income into a savings account and then transferring just 80 per cent of the net income into my debit account each month.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse Simply withholding 20 per cent of my income on a regular basis forced me to learn to live on less. That’s because one of the keys to saving money is putting it aside before you have the chance to consider spending it, says Dilip Soman, a professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, He conducted a series of studies in rural India, which found people who allocated money to savings were far more likely to save than those who intended to save, but didn’t take the time to portion the money out from their spending budgets. And those who allocated the money toward a specific goal – like their children’s education – were more likely to save than those who were saving without a goal in mind or toward multiple goals. People often view multiple goals as conflicting, Soman

explained. If I put money into my retirement plan, am I taking money away from my children’s education fund? In reality, all savings are good, but with too many choices, potential savers are more likely to throw their hands in the air and give up on the idea of saving at all. Another way to raise the stakes on saving is to implement a transaction fee for accessing the funds. In the India studies, participants were asked to put one to two per cent of their weekly income into an envelope to save for their children’s education. The transaction cost to accessing the funds was to rip the envelope open. Believe it or not, this in itself was enough to deter many people from touching the money. But for some participants, Soman and his colleagues up the stakes. On the envelope used for education savings, they printed a photo of the

participant’s children. If the participant wanted to get into the envelope holding the education fund, he would have to rip right through a photo of his children. Over the study’s six-month period, not a single participant opened the envelopes with the photographs. The equivalent in Canada may be to put the money directly into the RESP or RRSP or a tax free savings account. The money always belongs to you, which means it’s always accessible in an emergency, but you’ll be less likely to dip into it to pay for your Hockey Night in Canada party if you’re subject to a transaction fee. If you’re still intimidated by saving, try this simple method to get started: Plan to save a little bit of money in a jar every week for 52 weeks, increasing it little-by-little. In week one save $1, in week two save $2, all the way to week 52 when you save $52. By the end of the year, you’ll have saved $1,378. (A recent article in Chatelaine recommended doing the savings challenge in reverse if you feel you have more discipline at the start of the year). Of course, if you really want to commit yourself to saving, put the money in a jar that has to be smashed to bits when you’re ready to spend the funds.

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Police reach out to Muslim community EMC news - The Ottawa police is reaching out to the Muslim community with hopes of building relationships and trust. Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and a team of police officers met with members of the Muslim community on Jan. 24 in an effort to build an understanding and create a dialogue that focuses upon mutual interests. Bordeleau hailed the good relationship that exists between the police and the community but added it can always be better. “It is crucial for us. We live in a very diverse community and for us to be effective we need to build relationships,” he said. One of the major challenges facing the police service is gaining trust among the Muslim community, many of whom are newcomers who have had a terrible experiences with police officers in their home countries. “A lot of newcomers get scared

when they are approached by police officers, because of the police background where they come from. We want to break that myth here,” said Jalil Marhnouj, vice president of the Assunnah Muslims Association The message to them from the police was to feel comfortable and to call the police every time they need help. “We want to enhance the relationship, work with the Muslim community (and) ensure we live in a safe secure community … the police can’t do that alone,” said Bordeleau. “We need the entire community, including the Muslims, to be there with us and to work in collaboration on different things to make our community safe.” One of the major reasons for the dialogue was to break some of those barriers that exist within the community, he said. “They want us to be more visible and they want to trust us,” said Bordeleau. Marhnouj said meetings like this

will help build that trust and relationship. “We are inviting them to come to us so that we can get to know each other,” he said. While the relationship is already good, Marhnouj said they want to build on that momentum going forward. The two parties believe that learning and understanding each other will help a lot in improving relationships. “It gives us an opportunity to have a conversation and learn more about the Muslim community and for them to know more about us,” said Bordeleau. The dialogue was part of the Ottawa police’s Partnership in Action series, a framework for public consultation and wider engagement. The program aims to identify and build upon community involvement and engagement within policing. “There is a lot of wealth of knowledge out in our communities that we need to tap into and engage,” said West Carleton-March Coun. Eli

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Hundreds walk for memories Your Children’s Aid

Jessica Cunha

2013 is a very special year for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa. It marks the 25th anniversary of supporting children and youth in our community. Since 1988, the Foundation has provided enrichment and educational opportunities to the children and young adults in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.

EMC news - The Carleton University Fieldhouse was packed with people walking for memories. Just under 600 participants turned out for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Sunday, Jan. 27, raising more than $246,000 for the cause. For one Ottawa family, it was an opportunity to help others experiencing the effects of the disease. “People just really need to understand you don’t need to be afraid,” said Laurel Leslie, who attended the event with her husband Chris, daughters Morgan and Sarah, mother-in-law Vera, sister-in-law Kathy Underhill and her daughter Emily. All hailing from Orléans, Team Pink came decked out in neon shirts, sparkly hats and hair pieces. The amount of support available from the Alzheimer Society for families and caregivers is incredible, said Laurel, who volunteers with her husband for the organization. The Leslies have experienced first-hand the effects of the disease. “On my side it was my maternal grandmother and her sisters. My mother was her personal caregiver for 20 years,” said Laurel, who works for Nurse Next Door, which helps to improve the quality of life of people who require at-home care services. “We saw how it changed everything.” Her husband’s father passed away from early onset Alzheimer’s 10 years ago. “I wish my mom and family members knew the amount of support they could get,” she said. “No one has to do it alone.”

On January 23, 250 business and community leaders came together in the ballroom at the Chateau Laurier to learn more about the Foundation and to help celebrate our silver anniversary. A special thank you to our breakfast champion, the Honourable Vern White, Senator, for his tremendous assistance in making this celebration a real success. The Foundation has touched many lives over the past 25 years. Over 6,300 children, youth and families have received some level of direct support from the Foundation s YOUNGADULTSRECEIVEDBURSARIES so they could attend a post-secondary institution s  CHILDRENWERESENTTOCAMP s CHILDRENANDYOUTHRECEIVED ongoing tutoring to improve their literacy and math skills s  CHILDREN YOUTHANDFAMILIES received assistance for essential items such as cribs, strollers, high chairs, beds and winter clothing s CHILDRENWEREABLETOPARTICIPATE in a sports or recreational activity to help them build skills, confidence and character s CHILDRENANDYOUTHWEREGIVENTHE opportunity to join Brownies, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts

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The Sons of Scotland pipe band led the first lap around the large indoor track. “It looks like a very full house, but there’s always room for more,” said Katimavik resident Tracey Pagé, who helped create the Walk for Memories. “We always said we hoped to be the premiere indoor event. I think it’s there.” An accountant with Collins Barrow

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Walk for Memories organizers Susan Pope, Tracey Pagé and Natalie deReiter say they are extremely pleased with the turnout for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories. The fundraiser, which took place on Jan. 27, supports the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. Ottawa LLP in Bells Corners, she came up with the idea when her firm decided to join forces with a charitable organization. Every year, Collins Barrow is the lead sponsor and a number of employees and retired accountants volunteer their time to co-ordinate the walk. “We get fantastic support,” said Alta Vista resident Susan Pope, with the Alzheimer Society. “People are getting very passionate about Alzheimer’s disease because it affects a lot of people.” The Walk for Memories gives people something positive they can do to help, she added. “It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Natalie deReiter, with the Alzheimer Society.

All funds raised from the walk support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society. “The success of events like this will make a huge impact on the work that we do,” said Ottawa South resident Debbie Seto, spokeswoman for the Alzheimer Society. “The sheer number of participants doing the walk right now is amazing.” The Walk for Memories raised $246,286 as of Jan. 28 – up from $202,000 last year – with 592 people and 76 teams taking part in this year’s event. “We’re truly grateful for all their support,” said Seto. “And the winners (are the) families living with dementia.” For more information on the Alzheimer Society, visit alzheimer-ottawa-rc.org.

The Foundation firmly believes that every child should have the opportunity to enjoy life-enriching experiences and that education is a powerful tool that allows children and young adults to shape their future. On behalf of the children and youth we serve, we wish to thank our many loyal donors, who believe in the work of the Foundation and share the vision that every child deserves the joys of a safe and nurturing childhood. We are very fortunate to have such caring individuals, corporations and organizations that come forward each year to help us continue to support our community. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa looks forward to a future of continuing to provide support for children and youth so they can enhance their physical, social, mental and developmental well-being.

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EMC news - Every penny really does count for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Each year, the foundation collects almost $1 million in pennies dropped into collection boxes at Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada. Until Feb. 24, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation is asking Canadians to give their remaining pennies a fond farewell by donating them to support kids in need across Canada with the gift of camp. “Tim Hortons guests have proven year after year that just one penny can make a difference in the lives of deserving children,” says Dave

Newnham, vice-president of the foundation. “The approximate $1 million the foundation raises each year through penny donations in restaurant coin boxes sends hundreds and hundreds of kids to camp. These are children for whom we can effect positive change and a greater confidence about their future.” The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation started in 1975 in Parry Sound, Ont., with just one camp and 200 kids. It now operates six year-round camps across North America and has served more than 165,000 kids through its programs. Children in communities across Canada are sponsored

Tim Hortons guests have proven year after year that just one penny can make a difference in the lives of deserving children DAVE NEWNHAM, VICE-PRESIDENT TIM HORTON CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION.

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groups in the fall, winter and spring, and a five-level program focused on building lifelong leadership skills for ages 13 to 18. All programs are designed to increase self-confidence, self-esteem and teach leadership skills that will continue to benefit campers for years to come. In 2012, the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation sent more than 15,000 children to camp. More than 75 per cent of revenue generated by the foundation comes from Camp Day activities and Tim Hortons coin boxes, with coin boxes at Tim Hortons counters and drive-thrus raising about $7 million annually.

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More Ottawa and Gatineau residents are using transit or cycling in their daily travel, according to the results of the 2011 Origin Destination Survey for the National Capital Region (NCR), released last week. The Origin Destination Survey for the NCR was conducted in fall 2011 as a partnership between the City of Ottawa, Ville de Gatineau, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Ministère des Transports du Québec, OC Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO). The survey captured the travelling habits, over a 24-hour period, of 25,000 randomly selected households from the NCR – Ottawa, Gatineau, MRC des Collines. The survey results will be used to inform future transportation infrastructure and services planning. The 2011 Survey results show that since the last survey in 2005, the population of the NCR grew by 7.2 per cent to 1,233,880. In the same period, daily transit use rose by nine per cent, while the daily use of automobiles increased by only 4.7 per cent. Cycling also increased significantly, as transit and cycling trips represented the largest percentage user increases of all modes of transportation. The survey also revealed that 49 per cent of trips to downtown Ottawa during the morning peak are made using transit. In the afternoon, transit accounts for 48 per cent of downtown trips. This compares to 43 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively, during the same travel periods in 2005. If you’re one of those 49 and 48 percent and take the 70, 71, 73, 76 or 77 express routes to get to and from downtown in the morning, you’ll no doubt know your busses are close to capacity. During the busiest hour of the morning peak period, when ridership and service levels are highest, the 28 trips those five busses make are on average at about 91 per cent of capacity. During the afternoon peak hour, where the number of customers is lower in the afternoon than the morning on four of the five routes as customers’ trip times back home are usually more spread-out than in the morning, and more of the trips are made outside the busiest hour of the afternoon than in the morning, the 23 busses on those routes are at about 95 per cent capacity on average. Before or after the busiest hour, ridership on each trip is generally lower. Though none of the five routes is overloaded based on the information we have, but some of them are very close to 100 percent. I have been told by OC Transpo that staff are always collecting new ridership data to use to make future service planning decisions, and when data shows that individual trips within the hour are overloaded, staff will readjust the schedule at the next opportunity to assign a larger bus, if possible. If you take one of those five routes you may have also noticed that double-decker busses are being used on express routes. The acquisition of the 75 double-decker buses was made primarily to reduce operating cost, though there is an aspect of increased capacity to part of the purchase. The double-decker buses are planned to carry 90 customers, and so on certain express routes OC Transpo can operate fewer trips than with articulated buses (which are planned to carry 70 customers) to save costs. On express routes where the double-decker buses are used, there will be one or two trips fewer in the busiest hour, and the interval between buses will be two to five minutes longer. The articulated buses freed-up can then be moved from express routes to other routes, where they replace 40-foot buses (which are planned to carry 45 customers), generating more cost savings. Once all of the schedule changes related to the double-decker buses are in place, there will be cost savings of approximately $8.9 million per year, while still providing the same capacity for customers. Where the double-decker buses are used, more customers will be able to have a seat than if articulated buses were used. The double-deckers have 82 seats and are planned to carry 90 customers, so 91 percent of customers can sit. The articulated buses have 55 seats and are planned to carry 70 customers, so 79 percent of customers can sit. The last nine of the 75 double-decker buses were purchased to increase capacity, and when they are here (by April this year), OC Transpo will assign them to the busiest trips on express routes, replacing articulated buses, and allowing those articulated buses to cascade onto other routes, where they will also increase capacity. http://www.janharder.com

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Resource centre to host tax clinics New support for the Military families Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

increase to 369 appointments for the clinics from 179 in 2009. The clinics, which are at held at multiple locations and done by appointment or for walk-ins are designed to help low-income clients who have simple returns and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford paid assistance. Registration began on Jan. 21. For more information call 613-596-5626.

EMC news - The Forces and Families campaign, a new third-party initiative to raise funds for the Military Families Fund was launched on Jan. 2013. Spearheaded by John Randolph, a philanthropist and founder of the successful annual Canadian Forces Appreciation Day in Toronto, this campaign will be carried out to meet the ongoing needs of the Canadian Forces community.

The Forces and Families initiative will feature innovative media tools, membership drives, the sale of custom goods in retail outlets and partnerships with professional associations, corporate Canada and individual Canadians. All proceeds from this initiative will accrue to the Military Families Fund to address mental health wellness issues facing members of the Canadian Forces community.

Commodore Mark Watson, the director general of personnel and family support services, emphasized that, since the Military Families Fund was established in 2007, Canadians have been exceptionally generous in their donations to the fund and that such contributions remain the most direct way in which Canadians can contribute to the morale and welfare of military members and their families.

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

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OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH 5338 Bank Street, Ottawa 613-822-2197 www.olvis.ca Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday with Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy: 9:00 & 11:00 am Weekdays: Wed. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fri. 9:00 am Now open for rentals: www.avisitationbanquetcentre.com 613-822-1777

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EMC news - A vague warning light suddenly appears on your car’s dashboard. With no way of knowing what the specific problem is, you take your vehicle to a garage to await diagnostics or you decide to let it go, but worry about what that glowing icon means. Wouldn’t it be nice to pull out your smart phone and diagnose it yourself? That’s the service an Ottawa-based web and mobile development company is currently bringing to market. Lixar IT, in conjunction with Delphi and Verizon Wireless, has been working for the better part of a year on an automotive connectivity service called Vehicle Diagnostics. Plugged into a vehicle’s OBD (on-board device) port, it can send details on a vehicle’s speed, whereabouts and mechanical ills to an owner’s mobile device by way of a dedicated app. The device will work with all cars manufactured after 1996. “Everything is consolidated onto your mobile device these days,” said Bill Syrros, Lixar IT’s chief executive. “That’s the world we focus on as a company ... . If we’re not being innovative, we’re dead as a company.” Lixar IT employs 60 people in its Ottawa headquarters and another 25 in Halifax. Vehicle Diagnostics delivers its automotive checkup by translating the error code generated by the car’s onboard

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The Vehicle Diagnostics device, pictured here, allows vehicle owners to monitor their car’s whereabouts, speed and mechanical health through their mobile devices. Ottawa-based Lixar IT spent nine months developing the technology, which will soon be brought to market. computer, which would normally have to be deciphered by mechanics at a garage or dealership. “Now you’re going to see it first,” said Syrros, adding such error codes are often as simple as a low oil level or underinflated tire, all things that a vehicle owner can take car of themselves. In many cases, the device would save owners time and money. Besides this innovative function, the device will also

allow owners to perform other automotive tasks with the aid of their smart phone or laptop, including remotely unlocking doors or starting the engine from indoors on cold days. There is also a security aspect to the device, as parents can be alerted by email or text if their kids (who have borrowed the car) have gone beyond prespecified geographical boundaries or have exceeded certain speeds. Syrros realizes this capability could be popular with overprotective parents, but his

company wants to appeal to all consumers by being as versatile as possible. Though not even on the market just yet, the device has garnered acclaim since being including as part of the 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards by Popular Mechanics magazine. “That was very cool,” said Syrros. “We’re happy with that.” Verizon is expected to start marketing the Lixar’s brainchild “within weeks,” said Syrros.

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More kids get help they need for mental health EMC news - “Kids need to know they are not alone. We know we feel sad, but we don’t know we are depressed. Then we try to cover up the crisis in our lives by adding alcohol, drugs, food – you name it.” Those are the words of 18-year-old Alex Kilby, an Ottawa resident and one of the clients of a program spearheaded and funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. The program helps youth who have serious mental-health conditions make the transition from child to adult services. Such a transition can often be difficult, with some youth not knowing how to access adult services, feeling intimidated to do so, experiencing a decline in their condition, and sometimes even ending up in the emergency room. Thanks to this new program, young

adults like Kilby are receiving the individualized services they need. Kilby was recently connected to Gilles Charron, coordinator of transitional mental health services for youth. As a result, he attends weekly addictions and grief counselling in an adult setting. “I wouldn’t be here today without Gilles, 100 per cent. I wish there were more of him,” Kilby says. Gilles’ role is to help youth make the transition. He conducts an interview and assessment, and then sends a referral to the most appropriate health provider for adult services. If there is a wait list, the client continues to receive temporary support from child services until adult support is available. There are multiple benefits of the pro-

gram, Gilles says. For example, youth generally feel empowered in their new “adult” status, and are keen to take responsibility for themselves. To date, the program has assisted roughly 140 youth ranging in age from 16 to 24. Kilby says he is doing well and finishing his high-school credits at Algonquin College. He plans to become a music producer. “You have to expand these programs,” he advises the Champlain LHIN. “Kids need more help. And kids: don’t be afraid to ask for help. If I can reach just one person with what I am saying here, I will be happy.” For more information on the program, contact Gilles Charron 613-737-7600, ext 3510 or email charron_g@cheo.on.ca.

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Community groups can use city-hall space for free Mayor announces councillors can pick one group a year to use Jean Pigott Place Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - As the Federation of Citizens Associations continues its push to gain access to free community space, they may have unwittingly won part of the battle. The ongoing issue was discussed during the federation’s board meeting on Jan. 22. The next day, Mayor Jim Watson fleshed out an idea to give one community group per ward access to free space in city hall once per year. Marjorie Shaver-Jones, a federation board member, said it’s a step in the right direction. “That’s quite wonderful for large events but we really need access to different kinds of space,” Shaver-Jones said. She has been working on the issue and lobbying the city to provide free space in its facilities for community groups and associations to meet.

“It’s not a very positive response from the city,” she told the board. The city did indicate to her that there are “specific situations” in which the city might reduce the fee for community groups to access the space. The issue emerged last October, when the federation was discussing the availability of access to the Overbrook Community Centre for a forum regarding the impact of the emerald ash borer on trees in Ottawa. That prompted the group to send a letter to the mayor to clarify the rules. While some community associations appear to have easier access to space because their members may help run a facility or their councillor is willing to sponsor the rental, other communities must pay a reduced rate, if they even have a city-owned facility in their areas. For some groups like Co-

peland Park Community Alliance, the only available space is at churches, schools or members’ homes. The answer from the mayor’s office and the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services, Dan Chenier, was that free access to city facilities can occasionally be provided if it relates to a project the group is working on directly with the city. “My opinion is everything we’re working on is something we’re working on with the city,” Shaver-Jones said, referring to the federation. “The city’s approach seems really geared towards stymieing community activity.” In an email statement sent through a city media relations officer, Chenier said rental fees for recreation and cultural facilities have not gone up since 2010 because it’s city council’s priority to keep access affordable. “A reasonable fee is charged to assist offset the cost of providing public access, maintenance and equipment for the

spaces,” he added. The issue of free access to city-owned space came up again the day after the federation met. During Watson’s state-of-the-city address to council on Jan. 23, he said each city councillor will be able to book Jean Pigott Place at city hall once a year at no charge for use by a not-forprofit or community group in their ward. “I hope that this small gesture will allow even more residents to come and explore their city hall,” the mayor said. Jean Pigott Place – the main gathering space in the lobby of city hall – has hosted everything from gala dinners to holiday craft fairs. Watson said he has tried to make city hall more of a “people place” in his first two years in office. With additions like the sports hall of fame, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Centretown community policing centre, as well as events held at city hall, 115,000 people came through the doors of 110 Laurier Ave. W. last year.

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OSU’s Abdou Samaké achieves dream in joining Montreal Impact academy When Abdou Samaké’s family moved to Montréal-Nord from Bamako, Mali when he was 5, they carried big dreams. When Samaké began playing soccer at age 9 in Ottawa, it was the start of a new dream. And now at age 16, the dream of becoming a professional soccer player is that much closer for the Ottawa South United star who just moved back to Montreal to join the Impact’s youth academy. It was a big moment when Samaké’s parents took him out to dinner in early November to tell him the big news they’d received in an e-mail from the MLS club. “When my meal came, they told me, ‘Oh, by the way, you made the Impact,’” Samaké recounts. “I had to go to the bathroom and put some water on my face to make sure it wasn’t a dream. I was very happy.” Samaké had previously attended open tryouts for the Impact academy, where he was suddenly thrust into a new role as defensive sweeper. “I was scared for my life,” reflects the bright Louis-Riel high school student who spent most of his career as a striker. “But I said, ‘You know what? If they put me there, it must be because they see something,’ so I played my best.” Samaké was thankful that the OSU Force Academy and his coach Russell Shaw had taught him some defensive skills as a midfielder since he joined the club prior to last season. “I like defensive mid a lot,” he highlights. “It’s more touches on the ball and you kind of control the game. You’re like a maestro. You’re coordinating everything in the middle, attacking and defending.” For Samaké, the attraction to the OSU Force Academy was a combination of the opportunity to play in the OYSL, the professionalism throughout the club, and the top-notch coaching available. Shaw and head coach Paul Harris ( former Everton FC Academy coach) were a big help, he adds. “They really brought me to the next level and helped me take that next step to the academy,” Samaké explains. “There’s a thin margin between being good and being good enough to enter a pro academy. I feel they really helped me step over that bar.” A big part of the U16 squad that held its own in a competitive OYSL division this past summer, Samaké counts many fond memories from his time with OSU. “I’m going to miss my club very much. I love my club, I love my school, and I love my mom,” Samaké emphasizes. “She used to drive me to every game, every training, and every day she’d ask me how soccer went. It’s going to be weird not having that home feeling. I guess I’ll have to mature a lot very quickly.” Samaké will be moving to the Impact’s training residence along with two other players who’d started training with OSU this winter before now also joining the Impact – YannAlexandre Fillion and Nevello Yoseke. Force 2000 player Tarik Jouali is also amongst the younger players invited to the next round of trials. “Not a lot of soccer players get the chance to go to a professional academy. It’s really a dream for me,” Samaké says. “My main goal would be to go pro. It’s a great opportunity, and I want to prove to them that I am the right player for them.”

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Two Ottawa teams head to provincial curling championships Shawn Gibson

EMC news - The 2013 Dominion Tankard is here and 11 teams will be squaring off for the right to represent Ontario at the men’s national curling championship in Edmonton. Ottawa’s chances to win the tournament, which is being held in Barrie this year, are twice as good, with two teams from the capital city competing. The Barrie Molson Centre will play host to the provincial championship during the week of Feb. 4 to 10. While legendary curler Glenn Howard is back due to his victory last year, 10 other teams have been fighting their way through zones and regionals for the right to be there. While the event has been going on since the 1920s and has seen many different sponsors, one thing has never changed. The competition is fierce and dramatic to the end. Ken Leach is the chair of the host committee and believes that the event in Barrie will be one of the best yet. “The teams that are coming are some of the most skilled the tournament has ever seen,” said Leach. “The Simcoe

County area is very knowledgeable about the sport and will be there in droves to support not only hometown boy Glenn Howard, but all the teams from across the province.” With Ottawa being about a five-hour drive from Barrie, the area’s two teams won’t have many fans on hand to lend a cheer. Howard Rajala (Rideau Curling Club) and Bryan Cochrane (City View Curling Club) are veterans of the curling scene with 81 years of experience between them. Rajala doesn’t feel like the location of the event will be a problem for any squad and knows it’s big everywhere you go in Ontario. “Barrie will certainly be a Howard crowd,” said Rajala. “He deserves it but we have been around the block as well and have learned to focus on the game at hand. A curling crowd is appreciative of all the teams regardless of favourites; you’ll see cheers for any good shot taken.” This will be Rajala’s 11th provincials; in 1999 he headed to the Brier. Even with Ottawa’s rich and historic curling history, only four teams from the city have won the

Ontario’s. Rajala is hoping for a fifth this year. “Playing for the nation’s capital is a great feeling and it would feel wonderful to take the city to the Brier,” said Rajala. “We took the long road to get here with regards to our zone and then regionals. It’s all worth it should we win.” The Cochrane rink feels the same way and will be looking to be the toast of Bytown with a win in Barrie. Cochrane is icing a new team this season and is hoping the mix is a successful one at the BMC. Risky as it may seem to lead a new team to battle, Cochrane has had risks pay off in the past. At the age of 12, he missed a junior hockey game to play in a cashspiel and ended up winning $75. He has never looked back. “My mom played and so did some of my friends so it was around me all the time,” said Cochrane. “The sport has changed quite a bit over the years from a quiet crowd to a loud party atmosphere. It’s great to see and I know that the curlers like the fans being into it.” Strategy is not going to be too much of a focus point for Cochrane and his team. The

sport usually comes down to whatever the situation calls for during a game. Knowing he cannot control the other teams, the one thing Cochrane will be focused on is what his squad is doing. “A team like Howard’s is near perfect and that’s why he’s won the last seven provincials,” said Cochrane. “Most teams feel they have to be aggressive and fancy when playing him, but really you need to just play to not make mistakes and hope to capitalize on the very few he makes.” Large events such as a provincial championship or the Brier usually take place on arena ice as opposed to the curling rinks that most players are accustomed to. It usually makes for a faster rock and curlers need to be wary. While he is anticipating the change, the one thing Cochrane is not looking forward to is the schedule. “We have a bye on Monday so we will have our first game Tuesday afternoon,” said Cochrane. “I’d rather just get out there and get going.” For more information on draws and schedules, check out www.ontcurl.com and for the event itself, go to www. thedominiontankard2013.ca.

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Birthday for the birds says nine-year-old girl West-end girl collects donations for Wild Bird Care Centre Blair Edwards blair.edwards@metroland.com

EMC news - Emily Kaye smiled a big toothy grin at her birthday party on Jan. 20 as she sat surrounded by her gifts. The nine-year-old Katimavik girl unwrapped an impressive variety of presents including several bags of rolled oats, Kleenex, baby food, an assortment of office supplies and, of course, dog food. Emily plans to donate the odd assortment to the Wild Bird Care Centre in Nepean, one of her favourite places in the whole world. She asked her friends attending her birthday party to bring items needed by the bird care centre in lieu of gifts. “It was good to invite 20 people to get lots of stuff for the bird place,” said Emily,

who wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. “I love animals. I love nature.” She especially loves birds. Every time her family goes hiking on the Stony Swamp trail, Emily always stops to visit the Wild Bird Care Centre on Moodie Drive, south of West Hunt Club Road. Last summer, when a brush fire threatened to spread to land near the centre, Emily was worried about her feathered friends. “She came home and said, ‘Mommy, mommy we need to go and help them,’” said her mother, Chantal Kaye. “That night she couldn’t sleep because she worried about the birds.” Patty Summers, educator and co-ordinator of the Wild Bird Care Centre, said the donations from Emily’s birthday party are very welcome. “That is a huge dent in our

grocery bill in the next couple of months for sure,” she said. “It’s all things we need and use on a regular basis.” The centre purees vegetables and soaks the mixture into dog food, a tantalizing dish for the injured birds in their care, she said. “We call it kibble mix,” she said. “They quite enjoy it.” The centre, which cares for hundreds of injured birds – from bald eagles to hummingbirds – can’t obtain a bird’s traditional diet (especially during the winter months) such as worms and wild berries. The rolled oats, baby food and dog food are good staples for preparing alternative recipes for the centre’s feathery wards. Summers has invited Emily for a guided tour of the centre later this year, where she can get a “bird’s-eye” view of some of the robins, crows, pigeons and other residents and witness the care they receive. See TRADITION, page 25

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Emily Kaye feeds a chickadee on the Stony Swamp trail last year. The nine-year-old girl uses her birthday parties to raise money and donations for the Wild Bird Care Centre located near Moodie Drive and West Hunt Club Road.

Barrrhaven IDA Pharmacy offers personal service virtually 24 hours a day By Bev McRae

Shukla said. Because he takes time to get to know his customers and their medication history, Shukla can offer advice on a patient’s overall health. He may be able to recommend a medication more effective than one prescribed by a walk-in medical clinic, for instance. He can recommend something for your runny nose or deal with more serious medical issues. “I’m a certified diabetes educator, so when someone calls at 8 o’clock Saturday morning because her husband has taken a double dose of insulin and she is worried he should go to the emergency room at the hospital, I can help over the phone,” said Shukla. Barrhaven IDA Pharmacy has been open for nearly a year, since the Rideau Valley Health Centre and the Urgent Care Centre opened at the corner of Greenbank and Berrigan Rds. “It’s a nice, convenient location right in the middle of Barrhaven,” said Shukla. “There’s free parking and easy access so you can get in and out quickly. It’s also a good location because of our proximity to the physicians at the health centre and the Urgent Care. Patients can get their prescriptions filled right away.” Barrhaven IDA Pharmacy is open the same hours as the Urgent Care Centre – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. “We are closed on Sundays, but when the Urgent Care Centre opens on Sundays, we will too,” said Shukla. “We can take care of any needs arising out of urgent care like braces, air casts, canes, crutches, surgical supplies, antibiotics, cheap puffers, aerochambers, spacers and

Barrhaven IDA Pharmacy next to the Rideau Valley Health Centre at Greenbank and Berrigan Rds. is open virtually 24 hours a day and owner-pharmacist Vijay Shukla is on duty every minute, thanks to technology. Your “friendly neighbourhood” pharmacist provides a high level of personal service to his customers. nebulizers,” Shukla said. Walkers and wheelchairs are available at Shukla’s other location, the Guardian Pharmacy at 4100 Strandherd Dr. As well as over the counter medications, vitamins and cough and cold medications, Barrhaven IDA Pharmacy also carries all the supplies you’ll need for your winter vacation, vaccines for travel in other countries as well as medications to take with you. “It’s a pharmacy like in the olden days, run by a pharmacist,” said Barrhaven IDA’s owner. “There is too much corporate culture

at big box pharmacies. Decisions are made at the corporate not the community level. I choose the products and the services at my store. And we have more pharmacists as well as support people. Many times you’ll find more than one pharmacist working here. That way we can talk to more people, give more advice.” Barrhaven IDA Pharmacy is located at 1221 Greenbank Rd. in Barrhaven. Phone 613825-1200.

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Tradition of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity spreads in community Continued from page 23

Summers said the centre has received donations from another little girl who hosted a Harry Potter birthday party in Brockville, Ont. and some children in Richmond who raised more than $400 selling drinks from a lemonade stand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so impressive to see these kids make a big difference,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extra special.â&#x20AC;? This is the second year in a row that Emily has used her

birthday as a charity fundraiser for the bird centre. For her eighth birthday, Emily collected $100 for the centre. TRADITION

She started her charity-birthday tradition shortly before her eighth birthday, when she asked her family and friends to give her donations for the bird centre instead of toys or other gifts. Last summer, she continued the tradition by making Fathers

Day and birthday cards and selling them at the end of her driveway, with the proceeds going to her charity of choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She would draw some pictures on them and make them up herself,â&#x20AC;? said Chantal. Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother said the tradition of giving instead of receiving is a valuable lesson for her little girl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She appreciates that she gets recognized for the effort that she puts into it,â&#x20AC;? said Chantal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (learned) that she can help out in tiny ways.â&#x20AC;?

Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother Ian, 7, is following the example of his big sister. Last year, Ian celebrated his birthday by donating to Canadian Tireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity Jumpstart, a program that helps children who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the money to participate in sports. The idea has also caught on with Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, said Chantal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to a couple of parties already where a child has requested in lieu of gifts that we donate somewhere else,â&#x20AC;? she said, listing charities such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Humane Society of Ottawa.

Emily lives a few streets away from Jasmine Quirk, another nine-year-old Katimavik girl who uses her birthdays as fundraisers for charities such as the Kanata Food Cupboard and CHEO. Last summer, Jasmine decided to expand her efforts and formed the Charity Group, made up of 12 of her friends ranging in age from five to 12, all children who live on Beaufort Drive or Brodeur Crescent in Katimavik. The children started a blog and advertized the group by printing up pamphlets and delivering them to homes in the neighbourhood.

Last July, the Charity Group embarked on their first project: cleaning up Cattail Creek Park. A month later they held a neighbourhood carnival at the Quirkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home on Brodeur Crescent, raising $704 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Jasmine and the children in the Charity Group as well as Emily all go to the same school: Katimavik Elementary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fantastic that kids that age are already thinking â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How can we help out,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? said Chantal, a member of the school council at Katimavik Elementary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It started catching on a bit.â&#x20AC;?

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Oh baby: Ottawa to get birthing centre Centre to offer an alternative to hospitals Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa will be home to one of two birthing centres opening in Ontario, with a scheduled opening this summer. Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews was at the Midwifery Group of Ottawa on Carling Avenue on Jan. 24 to announce the plans for the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. Renovations will hopefully be complete on the Walkey Road building in the Ottawa Business Park this summer – in time for some women who are currently pregnant to give birth. A birthing centre is an alternative to the hospital or home envi-

“Pregnant women aren’t sick. They don’t need to be around sick people.” MEAGHAN PELTON MOM

ronment and is operated fully by midwives and intended for normal and low-risk pregnancies. The birthing centre isn’t far from the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus or CHEO, so patients can be transferred in the event more complex medical care is needed. Midwives are registered health care providers who provide prenatal care, deliver babies, and post-birth care. Midwives do not handle highrisk pregnancies or premature births, and do not provide inductions, epidurals, or Caesarean sections. Currently in Ottawa they assist with births in homes and hospitals. There are about 640 midwives in

Ontario. It is expected that the number in Ottawa will increase with the addition of the birthing centre. HOME BIRTH

Meaghan Pelton, who gave birth to son Gavin three months ago at her home with a midwife, said she would have chosen the birthing centre if it had been available. “That would be a nice middle option,” she said. “Pregnant women aren’t sick. They don’t need to be around sick people (in hospitals).” Her midwife came to her home, and did follow-up visits in the days following Gavin’s birth. The birthing centre will resemble a home more than a hospital, with painting and decor that will be similar to a comfortable, home environment. “We’re trying to have hospitals focus on things only hospitals can do,” Matthews said. “We said, let’s take a good look at what happens in hospitals that could take place in the community.” It’s expected that 450 to 500 births a year will happen at the birthing centre. Matthews said that moving births to the centre is cost-effective as they use fewer resources. There is no charge for women to use midwifery services in Ontario. The capital cost to build the centre is being funded by the province, with $6 million committed over two years. The second birth centre will open in Toronto and is also expected to open this summer. Matthews was also joined by local MPPs Yasir Naqvi and Phil McNeely to make the announcement. “Giving birth is the leading cause of hospitalization for women,” said Matthews, who noted her own daughter gave birth with a midwife. “We think these will be successful.”

Top, Julia Miller, 38 weeks pregnant, gets examined by registered midwife Julia Wykes along with Ontario Minister of Health and LongTerm Care Deb Matthews prior to the announcement of a new birthing centre for the city on Jan. 24.

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Anglers urged to stay safe on the ice EMC news - The Ministry of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to check local ice conditions before heading out onto the ice to fish. • Ice does not freeze at a uniform thickness across most lakes and rivers. This can be even more hazardous at the start of the winter season when near-shore ice is often much thicker and safer than ice further out. Check thickness regularly with a spud bar or auger as you move further out on the ice. • Not all ice is created equal. Ice that has formed over flowing water, springs, pressure cracks, old ice holes or around the mouths of rivers and streams can be weaker than surrounding ice. • Clear blue ice is the strongest. White or opaque ice is much weaker. Ice that has a honeycombed look, common during thaws or in the spring, should be avoided altogether. • Travelling on frozen lakes or rivers with snowmobiles or vehicles can be particularly dangerous and added precautions must be taken. At least 20 centimetres of clear blue ice is required for snowmobiles and 30 centimetres or more is needed for most light vehicles. This thickness should be doubled if the ice is white or opaque. • Heavy snow on a frozen lake or river can insulate the ice below and slow down the freezing process.

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Ottawa legend honoured Ottawa philanthropist Dave Smith celebrated his 80th birthday by having a street named in his honour. The moniker will appear on a yet-to-be built crescent in Riverside South as part of the city’s commemorative naming program. Born and raised in Ottawa, Smith first made his mark on the city by opening the iconic Nate’s Deli on Rideau Street in 1960. But it is his fundraising efforts that Ottawans know him for; Smith has helped to raise an estimated $100 million for local causes, including creating and supporting the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre for substance abuse. “His generosity knows no ends,” Watson said, calling Smith’s contributions “legendary.”

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EMC news - Admission will now be free for the interactive Chinese New Year celebration hosted by the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. Tickets will still be required to enter the event in order to track the number of participants, but the support centre decided to drop admission charges to make the fête accessible to everyone. “We wanted to (reach out) to the majority,” said Wen Jean Ho, founder of the Chinese seniors centre. The Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre is a non-profit organization that aims to establish, develop and maintain a support hub for Chinese seniors in Kanata and the surrounding areas. In the past, the centre has hosted New Year’s events with dancing and traditional foods, but this year will offer more interaction with the public and a chance for others to learn about the Chinese culture. “We wanted to have something different from previous years,” said Ho. “We hope that when people come to the Chinese New Year they learn something.It’s a way for people to connect, for different cultures to connect.” The event, which takes

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Various live performances will detail the traditions behind the Chinese New Year. “It’s East meets West,” said Sofia Anderson, a member of the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre. “(People will) see how we are, how we function.” The New Year celebration includes:

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ditional medicines and first aid, and a background in history of the culture. A tea ceremony will be performed, as will a theatrical performance, puppet shows and Chinese zodiac reading. “According to traditional Chinese legend, ages ago Buddha summoned all of the animals and honored the

The 12 animals are: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. People born in the year of the serpent are “very wise and very (strong-willed), physically beautiful, yet vain and high-tempered,” Anderson said. “The ox, rooster and dragon are fine (matches), but the tiger and pig will bring trouble.” Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win a number of door prizes and donations will be accepted during the event to help offset the costs of the support centre’s programs. The Chinese New Year kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 10, and lasts for 15 days. The support centre will ring in the Year of the Serpent on Feb. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Admission is free but tickets are required for entry. There is a limited availability of tickets due to safety codes. To order tickets, call 613-656-2324 or 613-2700725 or email kcssc@kcssc. org. For more details, visit KCSSC.org.

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Seasonal, weekly passes added to proposed canal fees Move follows announcement that rates to use lock system set to triple Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news - Parks Canada has added discount passes to a proposed new fee structure for the country’s canal systems, after a public backlash against potentially tripled lockage prices. The new seasonal pass would cost $15 per foot, up from the current $8.08 rate. The six-day pass would increase from $5.05 per foot to $7.20 per foot. The passes come in the wake of public outcry from boaters and local representatives who said the federal department’s proposed per-use payment system announced earlier in January would kill canal tourism. On Jan. 11, the federal department proposed new fees for national historic sites, parks and other properties in an effort to raise the amount of revenue

available for maintenance and operation. Changes to the Rideau Canal’s lockage fees would have moved all users to a peruse payment system, with few options to buy discounted bulk options like the currently available seasonal and six-day passes. This would have raised the cost of a trip to Kingston and back – manageable on a six-day pass – from $126.25 to $975 for a 25-foot boat. A week later, Parks Canada reinstated the passes based on their higher proposed prices. “Traditional usage by seasonal pass holders has been 28 locks per year. Parks Canada has used this figure to determine the rates for the proposed seasonal and six-day passes,” a statement on the website said. “Those holding a season’s pass will be locking free of charge after 25 lock passages while six-day pass holders will be locking free after 12 lock passages.” A six-day pass will now cost $180 for a 25-foot boat. The full details of the fee proposals are on parkscanada. gc.ca. Parks Canada is accepting comments and feedback until Feb. 18.

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up your child every day. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to consider your drive time and also keep in mind the hours of the camp. â&#x20AC;˘ Cost: Of course, the cost is something to consider. The cost of camp should reďŹ&#x201A;ect the service provided. When comparing camps by price make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. Some camps include lunches, while others include snacks, T-shirts, hats, extended hours and ďŹ eld trips. Price alone can be misleading. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always believed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get what you pay for.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Research: With pencil in hand, contact the camps you are considering and ask some speciďŹ c questions. Not all camps are created equal, so ask the same questions of each camp director and compare their answers. You need to feel comfortable with their answers before you make your choice. This is not an exhaustive list, but here are a few questions to get you started: 1. Who do you hire as counsellors? Are they experienced? How old are they? Are they certiďŹ ed in CPR and ďŹ rst aid? Have they undergone a criminal record check? 2. What are your hours for the camp program and for preand post-camp care? Is there an additional cost for extended hours? 3. What is the ratio of campers to counsellors? Ratios of 8:1 are common. A maximum of 10:1 is probably the most you would want. 4. Are snacks or a lunch provided? Is the lunch program optional or mandatory? 5. What do you do on rainy days? Are your facilities air conditioned? 6. Do the children swim ev-

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hen winter had socked in around us out in Renfrew County, I developed a whole new collection of fears, which oddly only occurred at night. In the daytime, I loved the look of the wide-open fields deep in the whitest snow, the West Hill where we slid on makeshift toboggans, and the sounds of the sleigh bells as the horses pulled us along the Northcote Side Road. But when night wrapped around us and we were bedded down upstairs, childish fears settled in, and I often had trouble finding sleep. I wondered if either of Mother’s predictions would come true while we were fast asleep in our beds. Mother, fearful of the raging Findlay Oval that had to be stoked every night by Father, was sure that the whole house would go up in flames and we would all be, as she said “fried in our beds.” She based her fear on the fact that during the winter, we could count on at least two or three flue fires.

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories These didn’t seem to bother Father in the least. When the pipes turned red, he would simply take his time rising from his spot in the rocking chair, casually walk over to the bake cupboard, take out a bag of coarse salt, pour a good portion into a soup bowl and with his winter mitts on he would miraculously separate the stove pipe where two pieces joined, slip in the bowl of salt and go back to reading the Ottawa Farm Journal. It worked every time, but Mother was sure that one time it wouldn’t or that the flue fire would happen when we were fast asleep. Father assured her that as the night wore on, the fire would go down in the Findlay Oval. But that did little to put Mother’s mind at ease and of course I carried

the fear right upstairs to my bed, which I shared with my sister Audrey. If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds. The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. Even though Father, when the snow had come to stay, packed snow all around the foundation of the house, supposedly to keep out the drafts, it did little. Even the many braided rugs Mother put everywhere she could, including ones rolled up and put along the outside doors, we couldn’t keep out the cold night air. When we sat around the kitchen table at night, each of us had our own cushion to rest our feet on, and crudelymade felt slippers and heavy

socks helped little. However, the cold in the kitchen was nothing compared to the cold upstairs. There was no insulation in the peaked ceiling and all winter, hoar frost appeared all along the boards. As soon as your feet hit the top step, day or night, you could see your breath. Even the contents of the chamber pot under our bed would be frozen in the morning. Mother tried to warm our beds before we plunged between the feather mattress and the top ticking, by putting in hot bricks wrapped in The Renfrew Mercury, but they soon chilled and did nothing to keep our feet warm. But it was the night noises of winter that really terrified me. Wildlife surrounded the farm. Wolves howled at night and their eerie wails terrified me. I prayed that Father had secured the barn doors tightly, and that our sheep would be safe. If it wasn’t the wolves it was the coyotes, which my brother Emerson said were one and

the same as the wolves. He added to my worry by telling me he knew for a fact that they could wipe out a whole chicken coop in one night. And just as I tried to put all my night fears behind me, there would be a thunderous crack. The old log house would shudder, and I would lay there waiting for another blast of frost that would cause the timbers to respond to the bitter cold. Even my sister Audrey assuring me that the noise wasn’t someone trying to break down our door did little to console me. Eventually I would fall asleep, having prayed loud and long that a higher being would keep us safe during the night; safe from going up in smoke in our beds, safe from neighbours discovering our frozen bodies when we didn’t show up at Northcote School, and safe from the night creatures and sounds that surrounded our old log house in Renfrew County. In the morning, I would again see the wonders of winter, and all would once again be right in my world.

Ice hut registration required on area lakes EMC news - To protect the environment and ensure safety, anglers must register new or previously unregistered ice fishing huts on area lakes. Registration is free and helps discourage anglers from abandoning their huts, which can end up in waterways and washed up on shorelines when the ice thaws. To register your ice hut, call the local ministry office at 613-258-8204. Once registered, an ice fishing hut can be used anywhere in Ontario. Tent-style ice huts made of cloth or synthetic fabric that have a base area of seven square metres or less when erected do not need to be registered. It’s a good idea to place huts on 15-centimetre tall wooden blocks to make it easier to remove them at the end of the season. Ice hut owners must keep the area around their huts clear of garbage.

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Report shows impact of arts and culture

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Princess surprise The eyes of young girls light up at the sight of four Disney princesses in the McDonald’s restaurant on Terry Fox Drive on Jan. 27. From left, Nepean’s Faith Smith, dressed as Belle, and Courtney King, as the Fairy Godmother, Kingston’s Jaclyn Pearson as Belle and Greely’s Kennedy Ryan as Sleeping Beauty, were in the west end for the annual Official Princess Parties Royal Charity Ball in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation at Sixty Four Hundred Celebration Centre in Stittsville.

EMC news - The economic impact of arts and culture tourism in Ontario is considerable according to a new analysis released by the Ontario Arts Council. Ontario Arts and Culture Tourism Profile, the report prepared for OAC, provides a comprehensive profile of Ontario’s arts and culture tourists. The report states: • 9.5 million overnight tourists to Ontario participated in arts and culture activities during their trips in 2010 – representing 22 per cent of all Ontario’s overnight visitors. • A high proportion of Ontario’s foreign tourists engage in arts and cultural activities. • American arts and culture tourists represent 39 per cent of all American overnight visitors to Ontario in 2010. Sixty-three percent of Ontario’s overseas visitors engaged in an arts or culture activity during their trip in 2010. The economic impact of Ontario’s arts and culture tourism is substantial. Arts and culture tourist spending generated: • $3.7 billion in GDP provincewide in 2010. • 67,000 jobs and $2.4 billion in wages. • $1.7 billion in taxes. Arts and culture tourists spend more, and stay longer. The average Ontario arts and

culture tourist spends twice as much per trip as does a typical tourist – $667 per trip versus $374. On average, arts and culture tourists spend 4.4 nights in Ontario – 42 per cent longer than the typical tourist at 3.1 nights. Spending in Ontario by arts and culture tourists totaled $4.1 billion in 2010 – representing 36 per cent of spending by all overnight tourists in the province that year. Many sectors of Ontario’s economy benefit from arts and culture tourist spending. For example, Ontario’s arts and culture tourists spent $1.1 billion on lodging, $1.1 billion on food and beverages, $600 million on retail and $500 million on entertainment and recreation in 2010. Arts and culture tourism is a primary motivator for travel; 44 per cent of North American tourists with Ontario travel experience said that arts and culture was their main reason for traveling for at least one of their trips. Some arts and culture activities are more likely to motivate trips than others. For example, 14 per cent of these North American tourists were motivated to travel by music performances and 11 per cent by theatre. For more information, visit www.arts.on.ca.

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Meet Patch! A neutered male, white and black American Bulldog and Labrador Retriever mix who is about 11 months old. He was transferred to the Ottawa Humane Society from another shelter on January 17, and is now available for adoption! Patch loves to play with toys, especially those with a squeaker! He is a big, strong boy full of energy that would love a home with another dog that loves to play! He would benefit from an owner with a lot of confidence. Patch is eager to please and is able to respond to firm commands; he would love a family that would actively participate with him in obedience classes! If you think either of these animals are the right pet for your family, contact the Ottawa Humane Society today!

Meet Capt. Zorro, a neutered male, white and black Domestic short hair cat, who is about 6 months old. He was transferred to the Ottawa Humane Society from another shelter on January 15, and is now available for adoption! Capt. Zorro loves to jump up on your shoulders for extra cuddles! He has a curious streak and loves to know what you are up to. He is looking for a forever home with a feline friend who is okay with rough house playing. Visit the OHS website at www.ottawahumane.ca to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption. Stop by the Adoption Centre, weekdays 11:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm.

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tattoos and tags) and will search the lost reports on file. Stray animals are kept at the MAS for three business days, after which they become the property of the OHS. This period does not include day of entry, Sundays or holidays. The holding time gives the owner several days to claim their lost pet and gives staff time to try to find the animal’s owner. A stray pet becomes the property of the Ottawa Humane Society if its owner does not claim it within the holding period. It will be temperament tested and health-checked to assess its suitability for adoption. If the animal is healthy and friendly, then it is made available for adoption at the end of the holding period. You can ask shelter staff to give you the stray animal’s shelter number, and you can call or email to inquire about the animal’s status. If you are interested in adopting the animal, you will need to fill out an adoption questionnaire in order to determine if your family is a good match for the animal. While you may want to keep the stray animal you have found, the owner may be searching for their lost pet! Don’t assume that just because you haven’t seen a “lost” poster, the owner isn’t looking for their pet. The animal may have been missing for a long time, or it may be a long way from home. It is your legal responsibility to take all reasonable steps to find the animal’s owner.

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Have you ever noticed a frightened looking cat or dog wandering around a neighbourhood or hanging around your home? Many people find themselves in similar situations and don’t know what to do. What’s the best way to help that animal? First, assess the situation. Does the animal seem injured? If so, call the Ottawa Humane Society emergency line at 613-725-1532. However, if the animal doesn’t appear to be in immediate distress, you can deliver the animal to the City of Ottawa Municipal Animal Shelter, which is run by and located at the Ottawa Humane Society. If the animal is a dog, you can contact the city’s bylaw department to have the dog picked up. The Municipal Animal Shelter, or MAS, is run by the Ottawa Humane Society on behalf of the City of Ottawa. The MAS cares for injured, lost and homeless animals brought in by City of Ottawa Bylaw Officers or the general public, or picked up in cases of injury or emergency by the Ottawa Humane Society’s Rescue and Investigation Services. While they are at the MAS, the Lost and Found Department works hard to reunite each lost pet with its owner. Each year, the MAS cares for thousands of stray animals. When you bring an animal to the MAS, you will need to provide information about where and when you found the animal. The staff will then check the animal for identification (microchip,

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: nepean@metroland.com

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Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture - Heritage Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eighth Annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture. Guest speaker is Charlotte Gray at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St., How can creative non-ďŹ ction writers bring new readers to history while staying within the bounds of creative non-ďŹ ction? Lecture will be in English. Info â&#x20AC;&#x201C; info@ heritageottawa.org or 613230-8841.

Feb. 8 to 10 Spots are ďŹ lling up fast for the 2013 Pat Curran Memorial Adult Rec Hockey Tournament at the Bell Sensplex. Accepting registration for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s divisions. Three games guaranteed, refreshments after each game, prizes, silent auction to support Kidsport, NHL party at Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub. Call CARHA Hockey at 613-244-1989 or email mostrom@carhahockey.ca for more information

Feb. 9 Join in the fun on Hockey Day in Canada from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by playing with family and friends in the third annual Hockey Day in Ward 9 (Nepean) Shinny Hockey Tournament. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Best of all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free. Learn more at www.hockeydayward9.ca.

Feb. 13 Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Club invites you to a Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dessert buffet at 1 p.m.. Vocalist Cathy Goddard will talk about forgiveness. Cost is $6, or $2 for ďŹ rst-timers. St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 971 Woodroffe. RSVP to 613-2288004. All women welcome. Did you know that the Pinhey Sand Dune system in Nepean is a 10,000 year old ecosystem surviving since the last ice age? It is a rare habitat in the national capital Greenbelt and perhaps one of the most

endangered ecosystems in northern North America due to neglect and misunderstanding. Join the Barrhaven Garden Club to learn more about this fascinating ecosystem in our backyard and the efforts to restore it at 7:30 p.m. at Larkin House, 76 Larkin Dr. Non-members are $3. Info: 613-825-4257.

Feb. 16 Ottawa Independent Writers Social Media Workshop for authors, editors and publishers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Author and social media expert Caroline Risi of Ottawa will explain how Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other vehicles can help authors and others promote their projects, books and events. Cost is $45 for OIW members; $55 for non-members. Invest Ottawa Building, 80 Aberdeen St. For info and registration email andyray@rogers.com or call 613-731-3873.

Feb. 18

Family Day Skate Party hosted by Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Coffee, hot chocolate and treats will be served, free of charge. Call 613-700-2707 or email chiarelli.mpp@gmail. com for details.

Feb. 21 IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet at 1 p.m at the Ottawa Guide House at 453 Parkdale Ave. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit iodewalterbaker.weebly. com or call Alia at 613-8646779. Interested in Gardening? The Nepean Horticultural Society hosts guest speaker Marc Ladouceur speaking on exotic plants for northern gardens at 7:30 p.m. at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. Everyone welcome. Non-members $4. Light refreshments. Information at 613-224-7184.

Mar. 20 Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture - Rediscovering Lowertown. at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St., corner of Laurier Ave. W. Lecture will be in English. Questions are welcome in either ofďŹ cial language. Info: info@heritageottawa.org or 613-230-8841 www.heritageottawa.org.

Through May 13 Know a teen with a passion for writing? Get them to join, Write On!, the Nepean Centrepointe library branch writing club for teens from 5 to 6 p.m. They can come to learn tips and tricks to master the craft and get published. Drop-in event. Ages 12 and up. For more information call 613-580-2424, ext. 41470. Mondays once a month: Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13.

Mondays The Ottawa Pub Dart League

plays from October to April at various venues in the city. If you are interested in joining or venue sponsorship, please visit www.theopdl.ca. Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at OrlĂŠans United Church, 1111 OrlĂŠans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-590-0260 or visit www. bytownbeat.com.

Tuesdays The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group meets every Tuesday at the Barrhaven United Church at 3013 Jockvale Rd. Check out our website at www.tops. org Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success. Call Susan at 613-838-5357 or email at macjam20@hotmail.com. We look forward to meeting you.

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