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EMC news - Library patrons can borrow a bit of culture thanks to a partnership between the Ottawa Public Library and Citizenship and Administration Canada. The Centrepointe branch of the library will be hosting 11 performers from the Middle East, Croatia, Italy, China and India. The show, which will hit the chambers at Ben Franklin Place on May 12, will be the last in a fourpart, citywide series to show off the work of the library’s settlement program. “We do a lot of outreach to new Canadians,” said Verna Preston, co-ordinator of the Centrepointe branch. “It’s really a celebration.” Visna Beg, who is a member of Croatan – a band that celebrates the Croatian and North American ties – said that group does a number of events across the city to promote culture and raise awareness. The group’s senior tamburitza orchestra will be performing at the event. Beg herself has been a member of the group since she was a teenager. “I originally would dance and play for family and just grew up around it so it made sense to be involved,” she said. Croatan takes its name from an Indian tribe that lived on Roanoke Island in North Carolina in the 1500s and which is often associated in the American history books with John White’s lost colony. The tribe’s dialect contained many Croatian words and there is a strong probability that its members were descendants of native Indians


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Performance of cultures takes place May 12 and Croatian sailors who took part in the exploration voyages to the New World. Thus the name Croatan symbolizes both our Croatian and North American ties. Today the Ensemble numbers over 100 members in five dance groups and five tamburitza orchestras. Nadia Villani, like Beg, said she owes her musical talent to her heritage. She grew up listening to Pavarotti, Caruso, and Lanza and by the age of 10 was hitting the high notes. Villani will serve as the finale for the May 12 event. She has performed for Italian ambassadors,

at the Canadian Tulip Festival and launched her first album Destino to a sold out crowd at the Bronson Centre. Villani said she plans a move to Montreal in the near future to pursue her career. She said she was honoured to be asked to showcase her culture. “I am really excited,” she said. “I love to perform.” The event is set to start at 2:30 p.m. with a song called Make Peace by the Arabic Story Time Group. After the performances there will be crafts for children and refreshments. There is no cost to attend. “It’s something fun to do with the family,” Preston said.

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Barrhaven Food Cupboard open to new future Nevil Hunt

EMC news - The international Occupy movement points at the one per cent that holds wealth beyond the reach of the remaining 99 per cent, but Barrhaven turns those numbers upside down. In south Nepean, about one per cent of the population needs assistance from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard and the other 99 per cent show their generosity by filling the shelves and donating cash. And while most organizations hope to grow, volunteers at the food cupboard hope for the opposite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our preference is to get smaller and smaller,â&#x20AC;? said volunteer Ken Lee. Instead demand for services increases most years and the cupboard is outgrowing its home at the Barrhaven United Church. The cupboard started operating as part of a church organization based in Bells Corners before becoming a committee of the local United Church in 1985. Now the cupboard is being spun off to stand as its own organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This teenager has grown and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for him to leave home,â&#x20AC;? said Sara Surjadinata, the current chairwoman of the church committee that runs the BFC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We realized we needed to get into the community more. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t manage to do it alone.â&#x20AC;? Surjadinata said she was very encouraged to see more than 50 people at the cupboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever general meeting on May 1 at the Barrhaven

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Jessie Findlay, left, accepts an award recognizing her volunteer work for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. The award was part of the cupboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first general meeting, which sets up the organization as an independent body. Legion. The evening saw the first board elected, including president Ken Ross. The food cupboard distributed about 19,000 kilograms of food in 2011, including 104 Christmas ham-

pers. In contrast, just eight hampers were handed out back in 1990. Surjadinata said two community events give a big boost to donations each year: the Santa Claus Parade hosted by the Lions Club and Come

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Sing Noel, which is organized by local churches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had very strong community support,â&#x20AC;? said volunteer Linda Graupner, adding that community groups, schools, service clubs

and businesses are invariably willing to help collect or donate food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re building on a very strong foundation.â&#x20AC;? Lee said the space crunch at Barrhaven United Church means thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no room to store perishable food. The cupboard staff instead uses cash donations to buy gift cards from grocery stores so clients can buy fresh and frozen foods. The volunteers would like to find a new, larger space to store and distribute food, although the cost of a new site will be a challenge. The Barrhaven cupboard serves about one per cent of the local population: roughly 700 people annually out of about 70,000 residents. He said there about 15 per cent of clients use the cupboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services regularly due to chronic illnesses, disabilities or low incomes. Job losses and short-term financial emergencies trigger occasional demand; about three-quarters of the people who need assistance from the cupboard use the service less than six times in a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could happen to any of us,â&#x20AC;? Graupner said. Lee said demand for food in Barrhaven is not currently at the provincial average, which could mean the cupboard will see more clients as time goes on. He said three per cent of Ontarians use food banks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chances are that over time our population is going to reflect Ontario,â&#x20AC;? Lee said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can see a tremendous increase (in demand) if it went from one per cent to just two per cent.â&#x20AC;?

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Barrhaven volunteer to head Big Brothers Big Sisters Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Linda Graupner, a long-time volunteer with the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, will be moving on to Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa (BBSO) as chair of their board of directors. Graupner began volunteering with the Barrhaven Food Cupboard in 2005 and ran the organization’s Christmas hamper program. She recently was part of the steering committee to set up a board of directors for the food cupboard. “I have always been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters,” she said. “The Barrhaven Food Cupboard is very close to my heart so I will continue to work with them, I am just letting it take a back seat for now.” Graupner, who is semi-retired, has been offering her financial consulting services to not-for-profits for a number of years. She said she got involved with BBSO in 2000 because she knew she wanted to help out in the community. “I liked the idea of helping out young people,” she said. “Every kid should have the right to be healthy, happy and safe. I’m glad to have made an impact.” Graupner has had two little sisters since she started working with the organization. “I think most people would say they get more out of being a big brother or sister than they put into it,” Graupner said. Whether it was exploring Montreal or skating on the canal, Graupner said the relationship between youth and mentor can often mean a friendship for life. “I went to the wedding of my first little sister,” she said.

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Barrhaven Food Cupboard volunteer Linda Graupner, pictured receiving the mayor’s City Builder Award last year, will be leaving her post as the head of the organization’s Christmas hamper program to be chair of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa. “Volunteering and being a mentor gave me an opportunity to meet people I never would have known from completely different back-

grounds. I feel really lucky.” As chair of the BBSO board of directors, Graupner said she would like to raise the profile of the organization

in the community. Kathleen Provost, executive director of BBSO, said that in 2011 there were almost 500 volunteers working

for the organization citywide and 1,203 young people were served by the various programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Group heads straight for Centrepointe Jennifer McIntosh

EMC community - Straight No Chaser, the 10-man capella group, will be hitting the Centrepointe Theatre stage on May 17. The show will be part of a tour to promote the latest EP Six Pack vol. 2. Don Nottingham, a member of the group said they started the Canadian leg of the tour in Winnipeg on March 6. The group started in 1996 with a group of guys who met at Indiana University and started singing as a way to meet girls. The original group of guys went their separate ways after graduating in 1999. During a reunion show for the 10th anniversary in 2006, Randy Stine put one of their songs on YouTube. That video ended up getting 20 million hits and netted the boys a contract with Atlantic Records. Now the singers have ditched the day jobs and have been singing full time for the last two years. The musical tastes range from your classic rock n’ roll to rythym and blues. “Some of the members joined the group after we graduated so they are younger and their musical tastes are

different,” Nottingham said. The appeal is ageless as well according to Nottingham who said he remembers a show with their oldest fan Antoinette who is 92 a few seats down from a two-yearold. “I remember thinking that was incredible,” he said.

“We take the music seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously.” DON NOTTINGHAM

The group loves to interact with the facts and can keep the show light with interesting staging and choreography. “We take the music seriously, but we don’t take ourselves seriously,” Nottingham said. Because the internet gave them their big break, Nottingham said they work to maintain contact with fans through Facebook and Twitter. “If someone sends me a direct message, I will reply,” Nottingham said. It also doesn’t matter if the group plays for 500 or 6,000 they will hit the lobby afterwards and talk to the fans. Tickets to the show are $45 and available at

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Straight No Chaser, the 10-man acapella group, will be hitting the Centrepointe Theatre stage on May 17.



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Dog walk to raise funds EMC news - Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind presents Dollars for Dogs, their 28th annual fundraising dog walk on Sunday, May 27, at Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Ave. All dog lovers in the national capital area are invited to participate in the event to raise funds for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun day includes a four-kilometre walk, barbecue, prizes and more. Thanks to a bylaw waiver from the city, this is the only day of the year that dogs are permitted at Andrew Haydon Park. Grab your leash and pooch for registration at 9:30 a.m. and the walk start at 10:30 a.m. Hard copy entry forms are available by phoning 613692-7777 or email events@ Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, it has provided professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. In 2010, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind launched an assistance dogs division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.


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Young women explore careers in emergency services Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Algonquin College hosted nearly 100 grade 10 and 11 students on May 1 so they could learn about careers in paramedicine, policing and firefighting. Norm Bruce, chair of the college’s police and public safety institute said women are still under-represented in the field of emergency services. “The Women in Uniform event at Algonquin College will promote an environment whereby grades 10 and 11 female high school students can feel comfortable in talking to female college students, college faculty and emergency service professionals about career opportunities and educational pathways,” Bruce said in a press release. Staff Sgt. Lynne Turnbull, who organized the presentation by the Ottawa police, said she has been on the job for 27 years. “It’s a great job, but I think a lot of women don’t see it as something for them,” she said. “This is kind of like a professional show and tell.” Students got a chance to see officers from the canine unit and learn about firearms and defensive tactics. Mikayla Lyons, a Grade 10 student at Arnprior District High School, said she was most interested in learning about police work. “We started the day with videos and slide shows,” she said. “I am excited to start the hands-on stuff.” The paramedic demonstration included a mock scenario of a man suffering from a heart attack.

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Ottawa paramedics prepare for training sessions at Algonquin College with young women from local high schools.

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Residents are invited to an information session to discuss the planned components of the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex Play Area, South Plaza and Skate Park Area.

Thursday, May 17 7 to 9 p.m. Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Headquarters 3889 Rideau Valley Drive (corner of Rideau Valley / Jockvale and Prince of Wales) The session will begin with a presentation from the design team followed by Q & A. Please attend and provide your input. For more information, please contact Kevin Wherry, Planner, 613-580-2424 ext. 24350


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Infrastructure repairs worth inconvenience to residents


f you’ve got a child crying in the backseat of the car because he or she has to go to the bathroom only seconds after dressing them in a full snowsuit, there isn’t much room for negotiation. It’s not a fun stop to make, but it’s not up for debate. If they have to go, they have to go. Even if you have to spend several minutes taking off all the layers and more time putting them back on, it is worth it. It’s only for the worse if

the child should, let’s just say, spring a leak. The same logic applies to infrastructure projects such as the new Orleans water main. Those 100,000 people are currently served by one water main, which is of the same vintage as the Barrhaven pipe that broke last year. That community went through a good chunk of the summer under severe water restrictions after the water main, installed in 1976 beneath Woodroffe Avenue,

broke during the winter of 2011. According to the city, it’s going to cost more – $25 million more – than originally estimated to build the new main. But the new $75 million estimated cost would be money the residents will wish the city would have spent if the water main were to ever break. The main serves the growing suburbs of Orleans and Cumberland which is only going to see rising demands

on the water supply in years to come. Engineers have presented reports indicating the pipes are degrading at a rate higher than expected, which means a fix can’t be postponed for much longer. But the slowly ticking time bomb that lies under the streets of east Ottawa isn’t the only water main woe on the city’s horizon. The city has plenty of ancient pipes running under its streets that rupture on a

regular basis during the winter months, causing disruption for homeowners, business owners and drivers alike. Some of these water mains lie underneath streets, such as Elgin Street downtown, that have been resurfaced in recent years. But if tearing up what is essentially a brand new road is what needs to be done to ensure vital infrastructure is secure, it simply needs to be done. These types of projects

aren’t fun to undertake, much like the inconveniences of broken pipes. And they don’t make for “sexy” unveilings by city councillors once the work is done. But water bans and boil water warnings are even less sexy. Hopefully we’ve learned the lessons of last summer and we do what it takes to make sure the city’s water supply is secure. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us all.


A museum for all Ottawa’s quirks CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


here’s been some time now to consider Mayor Jim Watson’s notion of a museum of popular history on Wellington Street and it seems pretty good. Watson wants to call it Canada House and that could be OK, although a bit dull. There is a degree of civic glee at finally having something in that building, which formerly housed the U.S. Embassy and would have housed the portrait gallery until the Conservative government thought differently. But we can let bygones be bygones. The important thing is to put something in the building so it doesn’t get torn down. Because you know what we would get then. Yes: condos deplore a vacuum. Do we need another condo? No, nor do we need another glass office building. So the proposal for a museum of popular history is welcome, although not uncontroversial. Someone has made the suggestion that we already have an appropriate location in the Museum of Civilization just across the river. After all, any collection of significant Canadian artifacts and moments would have to contain some political exhibits and politics is civilization, isn’t it? For my money, the Ottawa location works better, if only because it will preserve a distinctive building and sit nicely in an area that needs more attractions. Now, given the speed at which planning decisions involving several levels of government are taken around here, we probably don’t need to rush too much to offer advice on what should go into the new museum. But still, the opportunity has arisen. The mayor mentioned such possible exhibits as

Céline Dion’s first gold record; a replica of the Canadarm, Bryan Adams’ first guitar, Sidney Crosby’s stick from the gold medal game in the 2010 Olympics, Terry Fox’s T-shirt and Bombardier’s first snowmobile. Those are all worthy suggestions, but they lack important components reflective of life in the nation’s capital. We need something that reflects the excitement of Ottawa life. Ottawa mayors could fill an entire room. There’s the toy gun Charlotte Whitton pulled on the board of control in the ‘50s, for example. And what about the underwear Lorry Greenberg was wearing when he jumped into that fountain in 1975? There is no shortage of other important figures in our city’s history. What about Lenny the Lynx? The Ice Hog? John Turmel? Alanis, before she had a last name. Rare inanimate objects might include an ashtray from L’Hibou. Come to think of it, an ashtray. And don’t forget Nepean’s muchcelebrated balanced budget, Charles Lynch’s harmonica and Frank Clair’s glasses. Speaker’s Corner on Sparks Street could be replicated, ideally without any speakers. Speaking of Sparks Street, rare historical photos would reveal that people once walked on it after 5 p.m. Other photos in the museum would reveal that cows once walked in Barrhaven, Rideau Street was once a bus shelter and Meech Lake was once a lake. Also the old railway station was once a railway station, as opposed to what it is now, namely, an empty railway station. There is so much in our past that is almost too exciting for a museum. That obviously includes the world of sport. For sure, there has to be something representing the several Rough Rider eras — Russ Jackson, Whit Tucker, Vic Washington, Bobby Simpson, Tony Gabriel, Billy Cooper, Wonderful Monds and, while we’re at it, some photos of Horn Chen and the Gliebermans, preferably taken when they were leaving town. Finally, some before-and-after photographs of LeBreton Flats would be nice additions, except for the fact that the after pictures would be identical to the before.

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Mother-daughter team shows heart in fundraiser Kristy Strauss

EMC community - Aly Franklin is a proud Brownie, loves colouring and painting, swimming and being with her cat Hershey and dog Harley. The eight-year-old Ottawa girl was also born with a hole in her heart and has faced surgeries, check ups, hospital stays and lives with a tear in her aorta. But through it all, her mom Tina said her daughter still has a ton of energy. “A little too much energy sometimes,” she said. The mother and daughter team, who have stayed so strong over the last eight years, will be taking part in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Dress Red Walk taking place on May 12 – Mother’s Day weekend - on the Arboretum paths. “It’s kind of to thank the people that helped fix my heart,” said Aly. Tina said the pair have taken part in fundraising events to help the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and feel it’s important to give back to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “We do it every year because it’s one of the ways we give back,” Tina said. “If it wasn’t for fundraising efforts, then there wouldn’t be money for research.” Tina remembers the day eight years ago when her daughter was born. She had rosey cheeks and looked completely healthy, although she said her breathing was a

bit different. But when Tina brought her daughter back for weekly checkups, doctors noticed she wasn’t gaining much weight. The family went to CHEO with her daughter and doctors there found she had a hole in her heart. “I was in shock and I thought I was a horrible mother,” said Tina, who refused to leave the hospital without seeing her daughter

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after her first surgery. “The procedure is so invasive and they had to stop her heart so they could work on it,” she said. “They said it was going to take a bit of time to see her, but I said I don’t care – I’ll wait.” Tina still remembers seeing her baby, who was roughly 10 pounds at the time, in an adult-sized bed with breathing tubes and wires covering her body. “There was hardly anywhere where you could put your hand,” she said. “We had a long way to go.” However, Tina said Aly progressed quite quickly and was out of the hospital 10 days after her surgery. Four months later, doctors found there was a tear in Aly’s heart and they also noticed her blood pressure was lower.

They did a scan, and also found a clot in Aly’s leg. “They said she has the biggest clot we’ve ever seen,” Tina remembered, adding that Aly had to get injections from home for a while after. Up until two years ago, Aly was on Asprin to help keep her blood thin. Tina says her daughter now has what’s called a persistent intimal flap, which is a tear in her aorta. However, Tina said Aly is doing great, is a foot shorter than her brother and she can do everything any other eight-year-old can do. Aly said she hopes to raise about $200 or $300 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in this year’s walk She said it means a lot to her that she can take part in the five-kilometre walk and help another child who might have to go through the same things she has. “It makes me really happy,” Aly said. The walk kicks off at 1101 Prince of Wales Dr. at the corner of Baseline Road. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk will begin around 9:15 a.m. For more information on the walk, visit the website at or call 613-7275060.

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May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month EMC news - Cystic Fibrosis Canada shines the spotlight on 4,000 Canadians living with this fatal genetic disease, by raising awareness and funds for life-saving CF research and care during May: Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. “Every week, two children are diagnosed and one person dies from this devastating disease in Canada,” said Maureen Adamson, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “Too many young lives are cut short by cystic fibrosis; almost half of the sufferers who die do not live to see their 25th birthday. We continue to courageously invest in innovative CF research and care, but we can only do this with the generous support of Canadians.”

Ryan Morrissette, a dedicated CF Champion, is a 17-year-old dancer and member of the B.C. hip-hop dance crew Freshh. Despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of two, Ryan is embarking on a successful dance career thanks to improvements in CF treatments and care. When diagnosed, his family was told he would not live past his eighth birthday. “People with CF like me never get a day off from hours of therapy and dozens of medications that keep us breathing,” said Ryan. “I hope every Canadian will join us by walking and sponsoring the Great Strides walk on Sunday, May 27th in almost 70 places across Canada.”

Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. It is a multi-system disease that affects mainly the lungs and the digestive system. Currently, there is no cure. There are many ways to join the fight against cystic fibrosis during May. Canadians can participate or sponsor a walker on May 27 in the Great Strides walk in one of 67 locations in Canada; donate to support life-saving CF research and care; help raise awareness about the disease using social media; and participate and fundraise in hundreds of other outstanding events organized by 51 local Cystic Fibrosis Canada chapters across the country.


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Last week I was briefed on a report City of Ottawa staff will soon be delivering to committee and Council on the Neighbourhood Connection Office (NCO) a very exciting new group that will work on closing the gap between city operations and neighbourhood needs. The idea behind the NCO is based on something we’ve heard from residents over and over again – people want to be involved in how their neighbourhoods are planned, how they will grow, and how they will evolve over time. After all, our neighbourhoods are the places we live, shop, work, play and gather. Residents today have high expectations about what is included in the planning processes and how plans will be implemented. They expect planning processes to include and address economic, environmental, cultural and social issues and opportunities. The planning tools used at the neighbourhood level in Ottawa are: Secondary Plans, Community Design Plans, and Community Improvement Plans. This broad suite of planning tools serve a legislative and technical purpose and focus on long-term land use, urban design, zoning, and infrastructure, however they are not always suited for addressing complex neighbourhood issues. Thankfully, many residents who understand their neighbourhood’s unique needs want to be involved. It is this desire ,for residents to be involved in neighbourhood planning, along with best practice research, lessons learned from previous projects like the Neighbourhood Planning Initiative pilot projects, as well as consultation with City Councillors, key community stakeholders and staff that has shaped the development of the NCO. The NCO will support the creation of complete, liveable neighbourhoods through needs assessments, by working with neighbourhoods to identify needs, set priorities, and figure out how to access and mobilize the support they need to make things happen Crowd-sourcing online tools, stakeholder interviews and a variety of information gathering methods will be used to identify those needs. Maybe in your neighbourhood there is a need for access to libraries, or the problem that you can’t walk anywhere to get a cup of coffee. Or perhaps there is unused space available that could be used to set up a farmers market; the possibilities are endless and unique for every community. Once the neighbourhood’s key needs are identified, the NCO will act as a coordinating body between city departments and communities, coordinating stakeholder engagement and project implementation. The NCO will also work collaboratively with other City departments by sharing neighbourhood priorities as they are identified and applicable to the relative City departments for their consideration in future work plans. The NCO program will be piloted in 2012 in one or two communities. Given that Barrhaven is the number one growth area in the city, there is a strong possibility that a Barrhaven neighbourhood will be eligible for participation in the pilot program and I am working closely with staff to identify the ideal neighbourhoods to start with. Tools and resources will be available to all neighbourhoods – urban, suburban, and rural – but the focus of the NCO will be on suburban and urban neighbourhood priorities given the services already provided to rural neighbourhoods through the Rural Affairs Office and the recently completed Rural Village Review. Projects will vary based on each neighbourhoods needs. Examples of projects could include traffic calming measures such as street painting, beautification projects such as planting more trees, pop up projects like temporary cafes on underused land, or bicycle and pedestrian linkages that would improve connectivity and mobility within the neighbourhood. Once fully launched, the NCO will strive to support three to four neighbourhoods each year in their development of complete, liveable communities. Connecting residents in neighbourhoods, connecting residents to stakeholders with similar interests, connecting neighbourhoods to their priorities, and supporting the delivery of actions at a neighbourhood level will form the foundation of a successful outcome. For more information, a link to May 8th Planning Committee agenda can be on The full Neighbourhood Connection Office report is available at citycouncil/pec/2012/05-08/7%20-%20ACS2012-PAIPGM-0103%20Neighbour%20Connection.htm.


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Fisher Champlain celebrations taking shape School Trustee Zone 7

Laura Mueller

EMC news - Plans are well underway to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain at the site that would eventually become the city of Ottawa. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, who brought the idea for a celebration forward, says the 2013 celebration will serve as a good dress rehearsal for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more people who know about Champlainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s importance â&#x20AC;Ś I think the better sense of history weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll all have,â&#x20AC;? Blais said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From my perspective we would all be more enriched the more we know about our common history â&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we do a good job at.â&#x20AC;? Most of the events associated with the Champlain celebration will focus on youth and educating them about Canadi-

www.markďŹ Capital Priorities It has been a busy twelve months with respect to moving forward on a number of capital priorities for Zone 7. First, we are moving forward with the construction of a new elementary school in Chapman Mills, which is due to open ofďŹ cially in early 2013. Beginning in 2012, students designated to attend the new school will be housed at the Parkwood Hills Public School temporarily. Second, the school board is building a new addition on to Steve MacLean Public School. The addition will help the board integrate the full-day kindergarten program at the school and to help manage growth in the Riverside South area. Staff at the school board also recognizes that within the next 10 years a new elementary school and a new secondary school will be required to keep pace with ongoing development in the community. Finally, I continue to push for a new elementary school in Findlay Creek.

an and Ottawa history through the theme of discovery and exploration, Blais said. Youth visual art and literary competitions are planned, as is a short video contest, all with prize money available. But Blais said he would like to encourage all local community groups and organizations to adopt the Champlain/exploration/discovery theme for any regular or new events they are planning for 2013. Winterlude would be the biggest target, Blais said, and the city has approached the National Capital Commission about incorporating the theme into its annual winter festivities. A slew of community groups â&#x20AC;&#x201C; particularly francophone groups â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have already come onboard to help with the 130 events already in the works, Blais said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been inundated with people who wanted to pitch ideas,â&#x20AC;? he said. Champlain was an explorer and cartographer who helped colonize Acadia and found Quebec City in 1608. Known

as the Father of New France, Champlain travelled along the Ottawa River while looking for the great â&#x20AC;&#x153;western seaâ&#x20AC;? and came upon what is today Ottawa and the upper Ottawa valley. Champlain was the ďŹ rst explorer to describe and document Ottawa, including detailing the presence of the Algonquin people in the region. A plan for the celebration also includes partnerships with business improvement areas across Ottawa to develop menu items related to the theme, including dishes served during Champlainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. Blais said he hopes to help create a dining passport that visitors could use to sample the Champlain-themed dishes at different restaurants. A report approved by the ďŹ nance and economic development committee on May 1 lists $27,500 worth of funding for those initiatives. The city will also work with community groups to help them ďŹ nd other sources of funding if they want to put on Champlain-themed events.

Student Transportation After almost a decade of having different transportation protocols than the Ottawa Catholic School Board, the two boards have come together under the auspices of the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority to harmonize our policies governing student transportation. As a result, the following changes for Ottawa Carleton District School Board students will take effect in September 2012. Pick-up distance for JK-SK will be 0.8 km or more; Grades 1 to 8 will be 1.6 km or more; and Grades 9 to 12 will be 3.2km or more. Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants Since 2006, the government has supported almost 9,000 PRO Grants to School Councils and 280 Regional Grants. This is a total investment of nearly $14 million to help increase parent involvement in support of student achievement and well-being. Applications for the 2012-2013 PRO Grants are now open and the last date to apply is Friday, June 8.Please read the program guidelines and terms and conditions prior to submitting your application. School Councils can apply online at http://


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FIFA will get its kicks in Ottawa Michelle Nash


Delays in the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park could have potentially put a dent in Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances of hosting the tournaments, but the recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal to reject a legal challenge by the Friends of Lansdowne group means the reconstruction of Frank Clair Stadium can move forward. The 2015 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Cup will be the first to feature teams from 24 countries, up from the 16 that featured at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals in Germany.

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EMC news - Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren vows to keep fighting for reforms to animal welfare law in Ontario, even as a government minister charges him with spreading misinformation about the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The issue arose after MacLaren introduced a private member’s bill aimed at fixing what he sees as a conflict of interest at the OSPCA. The bill was defeated at Queen’s Park on March 29. Ted McMeekin, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, called on MacLaren to clear the record after he was reported to have claimed the OSPCA’s conflict of interest arises in part because the non-profit group gets money if it lays charges for animal abuse. That is not the case, however. The municipality would get that revenue, while the society could still bill owners for the care of their animals of it decides the animals must be removed from the property. The thrust of MacLaren’s Bill 47 – the second version of his suggested changes to the Ontario Animal Welfare Act – relied on his argument that the OSPCA is operating both as a “police force” and a “charity.” “It’s a case where fiction became fact,” said Mark Cripps, spokesman for McMeekin. The minister was judicious, saying that perhaps MacLaren was misinformed by his advisors. Still, he agreed that while MacLaren made a positive contribution by opening the issue to discussion, he also


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Jack MacLaren appeared at the Ottawa Valley Farm Show in Ottawa in mid-March, where he made an announcement about his proposed private member’s bill about reforming the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The bill was defeated March 29. muddied the waters with inaccurate information. “There may have been some misunderstandings in what I said,” MacLaren said in response. “I tried never to say anything that wasn’t true. If I did, it was an accident.” MacLaren said he didn’t recall making any statements that money collected from fines goes to the OSPCA, “But if I did, I apologize,” he added. “Somebody might have assumed I said that … . But the issue isn’t fines. The issue is oversight and accountability.” OPEN DISCUSSION

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HALF MOON BAY $519,900 Elegant 4 bedroom home with front porch and 2nd storey balcony! Tile entryway, gleaming hardwood floors and formal dining room. Huge kitchen with center island is bright and sunny and opens to the family room with gas fireplace - perfect for entertaining. Master bedroom is spacious with huge walk-in closet and 4 pc ensuite. 3 additional bedrooms, loft with built in desk, laundry room and 5 pc bath complete 2nd floor. This home is sure to please!

• 24+ years Experience • Lives in Barrhaven • Licensed as a ‘Broker ’

BARRHAVEN $327,900

• Past Redskins Coach

Attractive Richcraft built Rosedale Home! Two storey, 3 bedroom, 3 bath end unit townhome. Ceramic in foyer, kitchen and bathrooms. Main level features ceramic tile and wall to wall carpeting. Lovely living and dining rooms. Sunny and spacious kitchen with eating area and breakfast bar. Master bedroom has 4 pc ensuite with soaker tub. Nice loft on 2nd level. Partly finished lower level has a beautifully finished rec room with gas fireplace.

• Sold over $240,000,000 • BBIA Board Member • Major Sponsor • Community Supporter • Member Nepean Chamber of Commerce

TANGLEWOOD $439,900 An interlock front walk/driveway leads you to this sensational 3 bedroom single home. Located on a corner lot, this home features laminate flooring on the main level. Beautiful living room with bay window. The bright, spacious kitchen and eating area have tile flooring. Family room has corner gas fireplace with oak mantle. Master bedroom has walk in closet and 4 pc ensuite. Patio doors go from kitchen nook to a large, private backyard with deck.

PATRICK’S MISSION: To make your home buying or home selling process a stress free and pleasurable experience!

BARRHAVEN $439,900 This quality Holitzner built three bedroom Cape Cod style home is in move in condition. The living/dining room is a combination. The family room is off the kitchen and features a cozy gas fireplace. The main floor den is great for the family office. The master has a full ensuite and all bedrooms are a good size. The lower level is fully finished. Some upgrades include: windows, furnace, roof shingles, carpeting, deck and more. Located on a great street and close to all amenities! Call today for more info.

STONEBRIDGE $949,900 Stonebridge’s Stunning Gate House! Gleaming hardwood floors and staircase greet you upon entering this 4 bedroom 5 bath home. Main floor features living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with butlers pantry, office, family room with stone fireplace and laundry room. Staircase leads up to expansive second floor with impressive master retreat with ensuite and 3 other bedrooms. Lower level is finished with billiard room, home theater room, sauna and exercise room. R0011387198


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City to sell former St. Thomas school Laura Mueller

EMC news - The idea to turn the former St. Thomas school into a recreation centre for the Crystal Beach community appears to be dead. The city’s finance committee approved a plan to keep a sliver of the former school land to enlarge adjacent Maki Park and sell the rest of the site – including the school building – for development. The city bought the property in 2009 based on a request from the Crystal Beach/Lakeview Community Association. Other community groups operated recreation programs in the school gym until 2006. The city paid about $2 million to buy the property and maintain it vacant for a year, but it would cost an additional $3.9 million to $4.3 million to retrofit the building to make it a useable recreation facility, the city says. That’s just too expensive for the city and Maki Park isn’t on the city’s priority list for indoor rec facilities, so unless another source of money is found it has to be sold, according to a city report. Councillors on the finance committee received a lengthy presentation on the background of the info in anticipation of a list of delegates who signed up to speak in opposition to the sale on May 1, but no members of the public were present to speak when the issue was discussed. After the meeting, community association president Ruth Tremblay

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The city plans to sell the former St. Thomas school site at 9 Leeming Dr. because it’s too expensive to renovate, despite community pleas to use the property for indoor recreation space. said she expected an item about the Lansdowne redevelopment to take longer, so she arrived later into the May 1 meeting. “We wouldn’t have had a chance getting it past them anyways, without the support of our councillor,” Tremblay said, referring toBay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor. Last fall, the city presented the


community with three options, including two options with household tax levies of between $335 and $374 annually per household for 10 years. Those costs proved almost unanimously unpopular with residents, the report states, so the only option left is to sell off most of the property. Even then, the city could stand to lose money.

The property could net between $600,000 and $800,000 per acre, which would mean a total of between $1.7 million and $2.2 million for the 2.78-acre (1.12-hectare) site. The community association brought forward a plan, but Taylor said he believed it wasn’t realistic. “Their plan, the challenge I always had with it was that it built on a num-

ber of assumptions,” Taylor said, including funding from grant programs and the value the city could get for the property. But Tremblay said the city didn’t fully consider the community association’s proposal that involved seeking other funding, including grants and fundraising and supplementing it with an annual household levy of around $25 a year per household. The group also offered to operate programs at the facility at no cost to the city. Even if the levy is only $25, Taylor said, “I can’t in good conscience levy residents for this.” The councillor said he and the community association agree on the “end goal” of expanding recreation and fitness facilities in the area. “We agree on that,” he said. “We disagree on how to get there.” Taylor said he’d like to look at expanding Maki House or adding a new building in the park. That idea needs to be better defined and included in the city’s parks and rec planning list and eventually, the city budget. “It’s OK to acknowledge the need, but we have an existing facility that could be renovated now, versus (being put) on a list and then (getting a new facility) 10 or 15 years from now, if you’re lucky,” Tremblay said. The property will be rezoned before the city sells, it, Taylor said. It will likely be a residential zoning with maximum heights of two or three storeys, although the details have not yet been worked out.

BARRHAVEN $334,900 Lovely Claridge built townhome on a corner lot! This two storey 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has tile and hardwood on main level. This home features a nice, bright kitchen with eating area, family room with a fireplace and main floor den. Master bedroom has ensuite plus custom vanity and walk in closet. Lower level can be a bedroom or recreation room. Large fenced backyard with interlock patio and shed. A beautiful home!

BARRHAVEN $524,900 Wow what a beautiful home! Large and spacious 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home. Open concept main level has 9’ ceilings and crown molding. Hardwood throughout on main and second floor. Tiled kitchen, mud room and all bathrooms. Kitchen with eating area and walk in pantry. Large ensuite includes a jacuzzi tub with separate oversized shower. Nice loft area on second floor. Beautifully landscaped property has interlock patio with hot tub and covered gazebo. Partly finished basement includes bathroom rough in. Move in ready!

REAL ESTATE BROKER PATRICK CREPPIN, HE KNOWS BARRHAVEN! • 24+ years Experience • Lives in Barrhaven • Licensed as a ‘Broker ’ • Past Redskins Coach • Sold over $240,000,000 • BBIA Board Member • Major Sponsor • Community Supporter • Member Nepean Chamber of Commerce

PATRICK’S MISSION: To make your home buying or home selling process a stress free and pleasurable experience!

BARRHAVEN $569,900 Immaculate Tamarack 2 storey home. Tiled foyer, curved, hardwood staircase and pot lights in foyer. Living and dining rooms have gleaming hardwood floors and crown molding. Spacious kitchen & eating area feature ceramic tile & granite countertops. Master bedroom has 5 pc ensuite. Hardwood floors in all 4 bedrooms. Fully finished lower level with recreation room, wet bar with granite top, pot lights & 3 pc bath. Interlock backyard with garden and shed.

OSGOODE $349,900 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home located in Osgoode Village. Large tiled foyer. Hardwood in living/dining rooms.Gas fireplace in living room. Newly renovated powder room and full bath (2009), new kitchen (2009) with ceramic backsplash and eating area. Formal dining room overlooks landscaped yard. Master bedroom with 3 pc ensuite. Finished lower level with recreation room. Fenced yard has huge deck, gardens in front and back, 2 pergolas & potting shed. New furnace & new roof (2009).

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Hintonburg gears up for annual ArtsPark Kristy Strauss

EMC entertainment - Hintonburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parkdale Market will be celebrating the arts once again this year with its annual ArtsPark event on May 26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family event and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everybody,â&#x20AC;? said Patti Normand, an artist who is not only helping to organize the event, but will have her art on display as well.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really want to showcase Hintonburg and celebrate Hintonburg talent.â&#x20AC;? PATTI NORMAND

The event, now in its eighth year, celebrates local artists who all have a Hintonburg connection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really want to showcase Hintonburg and celebrate Hintonburg talent,â&#x20AC;? said Normand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great event and a lot of fun.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the usual displays of visual art and performances for kids and adults, the event will also have a literary works tent where visitors can ďŹ nd books by local authors and even have a meet-and-greet with some self-publishers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been wanting to do,â&#x20AC;? said

Normand. Live music at the market will also be part of the festivities and will feature performances by childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s band Hey Buster, as well as the like of Sara Hallman and Micarza Camaro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a variety of folk to rock,â&#x20AC;? Normand said, adding that the performances will take place all day. The visual arts exhibit will feature 16 Hintonburgarea artists including Andrea Stokes, Erin Robinson, Joyce Westrop, Angela McGowan, Normand and a few others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These artists either live or work in the neighbourhood and have a Hintonburg connection,â&#x20AC;? said Normand. The event will also feature craft centres which includes 40 exhibitors of hand made goods and foods. The craft centre will feature crafters from across Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to open the craft centre to the broader community,â&#x20AC;? said Normand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want that to be really thriving and makes for a lively atmosphere when we have a whole street full of vendors.â&#x20AC;? The event will also bring back the bike parade that was introduced last year. Normand added that the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizers are still looking for volunteers to help out on that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those interested in volunteering, email: info@ or call 613798-7987.

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Sheep to shed their coats at festival

EMC community - Sheep at the Canada Agriculture Museum will feel much more comfortable as warm weather approaches after the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Sheep Shearing Festival. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite the event,â&#x20AC;? said Marie-Sophie Desaulniers, director of visitor experience at the museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shear the sheep because the weather is eventually going to turn nicer, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be too hot so we want them to be a bit more comfortable.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big part of what raising animals in agriculture is about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making sure the animals are comfortable.â&#x20AC;? MARIE-SOPHIE DESAULNIERS

The festival, which takes place at the museum from May 19 to 21, will feature a professional sheep shearer as well as a variety of activities for the whole family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The professional shearer) takes his sweet time with every single sheep, so you get to see everything,â&#x20AC;? said Desaulniers, adding that visitors will have a chance to learn how to make wool products after the coats are sheared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ďŹ rst time you spin isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the most easy,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have real spinners who will be there to show you.â&#x20AC;?

Desaulniers said the weekend festival will also feature sheep herding and will have live demonstrations on the museum grounds. In addition, visitors will be able to see animals they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally see at the museum, such as alpacas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alpaca farmers are taking some of the animals and talking about alpaca farming, so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be here over the weekend to show you what these animals look like,â&#x20AC;? Desaulniers said. She also said that the festival is an annual success and visitors are often impressed with how much can be done with wool and all the work that goes into making sure sheep are comfortable during the warmer months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shearing sheep mainly for their own comfort,â&#x20AC;? Desaulniers said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big part of what raising animals in agriculture is about â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making sure the animals are comfortable.â&#x20AC;? She said visitors are most surprised by how small the sheep actually look once their coats are taken off and she hopes the festival promotes a greater understanding of where wool comes from and the process it goes through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really hope (visitors) get that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more to ďŹ bre than you might think of and that animals have all kinds of different needs,â&#x20AC;? Desaulniers said. For more information on the festival or on the Canada Agriculture Museum, visit its website at

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Students learn to play safe on social media EMC news - Susan Murphy wants teenagers to be responsible on social media. That’s why the social media expert and teacher was recently at Woodroffe High School giving a talk to both junior and senior students on how to stay safe online, all while reaping the benefits of social media. “I like to share, because it’s fun,” said Murphy as she opened the talk. “(But) there are basic rules of how you conduct yourselves online.” Just like wearing shin pads and helmets when learning to and riding a bike, Murphy said it’s important to learn protection when you’re on social media websites like Facebook. She went through the importance of privacy settings, including reminding students to friend only people who they know. “There are some people who friend everyone, but you don’t have to be a friend collector,” Murphy said, adding that it’s important for students to think twice before they share something online. “Assume everything can be seen by everyone,” she said. “Even a private message.” Murphy also told students to think before they share a friend’s post and asked students to think whether or not they would want a future employer or university admissions officer seeing their Facebook page. “If you wouldn’t tell a stranger, then don’t tell Facebook or Twitter,” she said. Social media can be a positive thing because it allows

people to share opinions to the whole world, Murphy said, but it’s also important to remember others’ feelings when posting something. “Conflicts and disagreements can happen, and sometimes feelings can get hurt. That becomes an issue,” said Murphy. She also reminded students that social media might not be the best place to “air their grievances” “It’s easy for people to hide behind their keyboard, but if it’s negative, you’ll be perceived in a certain way,” Murphy said. She also touched upon cyber bullying and how easily that can happen on social media. However social media doesn’t always have to be negative, Murphy said, and there are positive ways to use it. “The web is an amazing place,” she said. “There’s so much you can do, and anyone can share ideas with the world nowadays.” Murphy spoke about blogging and how it can help the blogger express themselves and even help them come out of their shell. Social media also allows a user to show off their creativity, she added, such as photography or music. Using social media can also benefit someone when it comes to school assignments or even looking at potential universities and colleges, Murphy said. “Twitter can be an awesome research tool,” she said, adding it can also help a user career-wise by connecting with other people who are in certain fields. “You guys do this every

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EMC news - The Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein is set to hit the stage at the Centrepointe Theatre on May 25. The musical, is based on a young Dr. Frankenstein who attempts to complete his grandfather’s work and bring a corpse back to life. With the help of Igor, his lab assistant Inga and his fiancée Elizabeth, the young doctor succeeds – but not without hilarious complications along the way. A.J. Holmes plays the lead as Frederick Frankenstein. He is will start the tour of Young Frankenstein fresh from a role in A Very Potter Musical: Me and My Dick Heart. Rory Donovan plays the monster. He recently played Minister Simpson in The Who’s Tommy at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. The production won of the 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award and the Audience Award for best musical. Lexie Dorset plays the role

of Elizabeth, with Elizabeth Pawlowski as Inga and Christopher Timson in the role of Igor. Allan Sansom, portfolio manager at Centrepointe Theatre said management tries to put together an assortment of programming and the musical seemed like a good fit. “At the beginning of the season we attend a trade show of sorts to see who is performing and touring,” he said. “Musical theatre does really well.” Sansom said musical theatre tends to do better than straight. “I think it’s because we have so many local groups like Orpheus and the GCTC so they fill that particular need,” he said. The cast and crew for the musical could mean as many as 30 people involved in the set up, Sansom said. The first performance is on May 25 at 8 p.m. with two more shows on May 26. Tickets are $72.50 and available at

Home care works for Ontario seniors EMC news - The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) serves about 55,000 clients every year, delivering nursing, allied health and personal support services mostly in people’s homes with an annual budget of $192 million. Because the demand for homecare services is changing, the CCAC has changed to better meet the population’s needs. One example is Home First, which provides homecare services to clients recuperating from a hospital stay. Since its launch in July 2010, Home First has helped

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Studio theatre open for business: management Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The management of the Centrepointe Theatre is looking to expand use of the new 253-seat studio theatre. The space saw 26 events during the inaugural year, which was kicked off by a performance of Hamlet by the Ottawa Shakespeare Company (OSC) last May. “The space officially opened in the fall, but we made a deal with the OSC for a break in the rent to work out some of the kinks,” said Allan Sansom, the portfolio manager at Centrepointe Theatre. Right now the space is available for six hours at a rate of $287, with additional charges for personnel. Sansom said the room could be operated with as little as one person. When the Centrepointe Theatre was built, there were always plans for a second, smaller space for local emerging talent. The project was one of thousands of economic stimulus projects across the province and the country in recent years. The provincial and federal governments each committed $4 million toward the project through the Infrastructure

Stimulus Fund. The city also kicked in $4 million thanks to a grant of $363,636 and a low-interest loan of $3.6 million from the Green Municipal Fund and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities respectively. Before the expansion, Centrepointe was already the city’s second largest performing arts venue. Now it boasts the extra space, set behind the main stage. It also has a new production centre, expanded loading dock, workshops, storage rooms, a catering kitchen, two large dressing rooms and a double green room among the list of added amenities. It also has a tension grid above the new stage, which Sansom said means that crew can walk around and hang lights. There is also a project screen. “It’s an innovative design, the studio theatre is one of only 10 theatres in the country to use that technology,” Sansom said. The space is versatile and the events this year ran the gamut from local theatre groups to video shoot and a bat mitzvah. Sansom said the more people who use the theatre the better. “The Shenkman studio theatre is twice as busy as the main stage,” he said, es-

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Celebrate healthy starts this Mother’s Day EMC news - On Mother’s Day we can reflect on the fact that Canada is one of the best countries in the world for expectant mothers. They have access to an adequate diet, medical care and proper pre- and post-natal care. Last year it is estimated there were more than 386,000 births in this country. Having a nutritious diet is important for mothers’ health. In Canada we are lucky to have access to healthy food. CHECKUPS

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After a difficult pregnancy in 2010, Sara Austin, of Woodbridge, Ont., and her husband welcomed their son Felix. “Because of high-risk complications, we had the support of many maternal health specialists—midwives, obstetricians, pediatricians, lactation consultants, and various others,” says Austin. “I can’t express how grateful we felt to have access to health care.” A great way to support a new mother, or to thank a health care worker who helped bring a loved one into the world, is to support an expectant mom living in poverty through the World Vision Gift Catalogue at “To show our gratitude, we gave our midwives the gift of pre- andpost-natal care for a mother and child,” says Austin. “They were so touched that their work was honoured this way, it brought them to tears.”


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Invaders learn first hand what it takes to be champions Former GM, Broncos scout gives advice EMC sports - Ottawa Invaders head coach Ken Evraire has never won a football championship at any level. So when he wanted to talk to his players about what it takes to win a championship, he brought in someone who knows. Former Ottawa Rough Riders GM and Denver Broncos scout Dan Rambo visited with the Invaders players after practice at the Bearbrook Dome over the April 28 and 29 weekend. He brought two items with him that made some jaws drop as he passed them around for the players to look at. The ďŹ rst was his Grey Cup ring, the second was his Super Bowl ring. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of focus on winning a championship and a ring this year,â&#x20AC;? Evraire said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for the guys to see a championship ring, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more important for them to hear about what kind of commitment it takes to win a championship.â&#x20AC;? Last year, the Invaders lost the Northern Football Conference championship game to the Tri-City Outlaws, 12-11, in Kitchener-Waterloo. The Outlaws went on to defeat Calgary to win the Canadian Major Football Champion-

ship. As the Invaders prepare for a tough season opener on May 26 when they visit the Toronto Titans, Rambo said he was impressed with what he saw as he watched the entire practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some good foot-

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ball players on this team and given the time of year that it is they are a lot further ahead of where I thought they would be.â&#x20AC;? Rambo also had praise for Evraire, a player that he drafted out of Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in the 1980s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ken is a good football person and a good leader,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The players respond to him. He knows what it takes to build a winner. This team is in good hands.â&#x20AC;? The Invaders play their home opener June 2 at Carleton University when they face the Sudbury Spartans.

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RELOCATE TO ALMONTE Increasingly, young families and baby boomers are moving out of the city and opting to downsize into homes with exceptional value in friendly communities in the National Capital Region. Almonte is one such community, which is located about 35 minutes from downtown Ottawa and 20 minutes from Kanata. The Town of Almonte is a diverse community of rural and small towns covering 500 square kilometres of land just West of Ottawa. It was created with the amalgamation of the Wards of Pakenham, Almonte, and Ramsay in Lanark County.

Benefits of Moving to Almonte 1. Almonte is recognized for its natural and architectural beauty, quality of life, and respect for its heritage and environment. People of all ages will enjoy visiting and exploring this wonderful region. Outdoor activities are abundant in the area, thus attracting avid hikers, cyclers, swimmers, fishermen and golfers. In fact, both Pakenham and Almonte offer a variety of trails, attractions, and rivers to meet the needs of all outdoor enthusiasts. 2. It is an ideal location for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and maintain their proximity to all major city amenities, like restaurants, pubs, grocery stores, and shopping malls. It is a convenient alternative to city living for those who work in the West End of Ottawa, or in the surrounding area, such as Kanata, Nepean, Stittsville, and Carp.

3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Almonte is special because there is a unique sense of connection between its residents,â&#x20AC;? says Doug McIntosh, co-owner of Neilcorp Homes, a local home builder. He also adds that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People get to know their neighbours. They get involved in community events and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always lots to do, making it a community in the truest sense of the word. This is exactly what families are looking for.â&#x20AC;? 4. Moving to the area doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean giving up the creature comforts we are accustomed to in the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our lots are fully equipped with the municipal services you find in the city, including water, sewers, high-speed Internet and natural gas,â&#x20AC;? McIntosh assures. 5.

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EMC news - After only a couple months on the job, the new general manager of OC Transpo is cleaning house. An almost complete management overhaul at OC Transpo was announced in a memo from transit general manager John Manconi to city councillors on April 30. When the dust settled, the only manager left standing in the level just below Manconi is Pat Scrimgeour, manager of transit service planning and reporting. He will take on an expanded role bringing both transit planning and reporting on results into one branch. Six other managers received walking papers, with taxpayers on the hook for the $650,000 worth of contract payouts. Manconi said he ias â&#x20AC;&#x153;highly sensitiveâ&#x20AC;? to the cost and weighed the decisions carefully.

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Jeffery Dale, who leads the committee in charge of making funding decisions, said it was extremely hard to choose one program over another. Dale’s committee sifted through 193 proposals from 105 agencies. “It is incredibly tough to decide where the money will go,” Dale said. “It can be agonizing because all programs and proposals are great and if we had more money, we would give it to everyone.” Phyllis Grant-Parker’s organization, Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario, a support system for parents who have suicidal or mentally ill children was one of the organizations which received funding. A total of $54,486 from the United Way has helped make a group of volunteers become something much greater. “This funding is huge,”

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‘It is incredibly tough to decide where the money will go. It can be agonizing because all programs and proposals are great and if we had more money, we would give it to everyone.’ DAN RAMBO

The call for proposals process was introduced last year and has changed the way the United Way hands out funding. To continue to help ease the transition for agencies no longer funded, $811,000 has been set aside as a transition fund. The 2011 campaign fell $1 million short of its $33 million goal. That shortfall in turn contributed to an overall decrease in revenue of $2.5 million. This means $340,000 less funding is available for the various agencies helped by the United Way. The decrease has also led the United Way to reduce staff by 13 positions.


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On pace for fundraising About 350 runners participate in the annual 32-kilometre run from the Kanata Running Room store on Hazeldean Road to the Taggart Family Y in downtown Ottawa. Runners were requested to make a donation of $20 will that will go towards improving a Y Kids Academy. Organizers were expecting to raise about $4,000 from the run. Eddie Rwema photo

A Million Red Balls coming your way EMC news - Canadian Tire Jumpstart is bouncing ahead. The One Million Red Balls campaign runs until the fourth annual Jumpstart Day on May 26. The campaign aims to raise $2 million to help 20,000 children across Canada participate in organized sports and recreation this summer. Customers are encouraged this month to make a $2 donation at Canadian Tire, Mark’s and Canadian Tire Gas locations in exchange for one of the million red balls. “We have set an ambitious goal for ourselves this year… because we know that Canadians are up to the challenge,” said Dan Thompson of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “Being a part of a team, getting coached for the first time, or taking a lesson is an important part of childhood.” Canadian Tire Jumpstart hopes the red balls will become a lasting, national symbol for child’s play and that they will give customers a tangible reminder of their contribution to helping children get involved with sports and recreation. Customers are encouraged to take a picture with their Jumpstart red ball and share it online at, which will be turned into a custom photo mosaic. Donations to Jumpstart help the one in three Canadian families that cannot afford to enrol their children in organized sports and recreation.


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Study says some Canadians lack practical skills Critical skilled labour shortage has impact on daily lives EMC news - Skills/Compétences Canada, a national not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies, has released the findings of a survey conducted by Harris/Decima, which shows many Canadians have little to no working knowledge of those everyday activities that require a skilled hand. The survey reveals that almost half of all Canadians are not able to complete basic skills including installing a faucet or replacing a zipper without some help: * Almost half of Canadians (46%) admit they don’t know how to install a bathroom or kitchen faucet. * Almost half of Canadians (45%) can’t replace a zipper in an item of clothing; well over half of all men (63%) admit they can’t. * About one in three Canadians (31%) aren’t sure how to install a light fixture. * About a quarter of Canadians (28%) don’t know how to change a flat tire; almost half of all women (48%) say they can’t. * More than one in 10 Canadians (14%) have no idea how to turn off the water main in their home. “There’s a serious underlying message here that many Canadians are lacking basic, practical knowledge when it comes to completing everyday skills, admitting they require help,” said Skills/Compétences Canada CEO Shaun Thorson. “Industries that depend on skilled trade workers are key drivers of the Canadian economy contributing over 50 per cent of Canada’s GDP. But the growing shortage of skilled trade workers is not only a concern for industry

– it is only a matter of time before every Canadian will feel the impact in their everyday lives.” This month, Skills/Compétences Canada is hosting the 2012 Skills Canada National Competition, an Olympicstyle, multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices. From May 13 to 16, more than 500 young students and apprentices will gather in Edmonton to compete in over 40 skilled trade and technology areas, ranging from con-

‘The growing shortage of skilled trade workers is not only a concern for industry – it is only a matter of time before every Canadian will feel the impact in their everyday lives.’ SHAUN THORSON, SKILLS CANADA CEO

struction, mobile robotics and cabinet making, to fashion technology, mechatronics and aircraft maintenance. The annual event attracts school groups and young career-seekers who can take part in interactive demonstrations, as well as employers and recruiters, industry associations, labour groups, training institutes and government partners. This year, competitors are also vying for placement on Team Canada where they will participate in the 2013 WorldSkills International Competition in Leipzig, Germany. ABOUT THE SURVEY

The survey was conducted by Harris/Decima from April 12 to 16. A total of 1,011 Canadians were surveyed. Results are considered accurate +/- 3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20.


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South Nepean Muslim Community to host food festival on May 13 Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) is organizing a food festival and bazaar to raise money for the Masjid and community centre which is being built on Woodroffe Avenue. The event is set to take place at the Jockvale Heritage School at 3131 Jockvale Rd. on May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. One of the organizer SaďŹ a Rasheed said it takes about three or four months

to prepare. The food festival and bazaar have been an annual event in Barrhaven for the last ďŹ ve years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a long process because all those who are involved in this event are volunteers,â&#x20AC;? Rasheed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bazaar committee contacts various restaurants and individuals to donate food and other items.â&#x20AC;? It is one of the biggest events the SNMC does every year, along with an annual fundraiser and dinner held during the month of Ramadan. The SNMC was founded in 1999 to serve the Muslims of south Nepean,

Barrhaven, Riverside South, Manotic and adjacent areas. Currently the services offered are run out of a rental community centre on Jockvale Road. The Masjid and community centre project started in March 2005. Construction is expected to start some time in June. Currently the SNMC runs marriage services, family counselling, youth activities, tutoring and home work clubs, Islamic school and seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; services. For more information on the organization and the work they do visit www.snmc. ca.














VIA is currently wrapping up a $16 million infrastructure investment project on the portion of track that runs through Barrhaven and serves FallowďŹ eld Station. The investment projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main focus was safety, including signiďŹ cant improvements to the majority of level crossing warning systems, the addition of a signalized train trafďŹ c control system and the installation of security fencing to prevent trespassing. In addition, as part of this investment project, VIA undertook a detailed safety review on every crossing in Barrhaven as well as an overall safety review to ensure that the scope of the investment included any issues that had to be addressed for 100 mph operating speeds at Woodroffe and FallowďŹ eld crossings. At Greenbank, the increased speeds at FallowďŹ eld Station will only translate into an approximate 20 mph increase in speed, to 87 mph, while all other crossings in Barrhaven will remain at the same speed as today. Every crossing is equipped with a warning system to alert people approximately 30 seconds before the train comes to the crossing, regardless of the speed. The City of Ottawa was ďŹ rst notiďŹ ed of VIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to implement changes at FallowďŹ eld in June 2011 and has been in discussions with City staff to work together to implement these higher speeds. More recently, VIA has also agreed to delay the speed increase for an additional 60 days to allow for further consultations. In cooperation with the City, Ottawa Police and VIA ofďŹ cials will be present on-site for the ďŹ rst day of operation, as well as the days that follow, to monitor the crossings and ensure safe operation. VIA trains are already travelling at 100 mph through other areas of the city like Vars, Cyrville, Orleans and Gloucester. Even further examples can be found at the over 250 at-grade crossings across Canada, in even larger communities like Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Oshawa and Toronto. I also contacted the Library of Parliament to ďŹ nd out how VIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s train speeds compare to other countries around the world. The information I received indicates that 100 mph trains are relatively common: In the United States, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) permits train speeds of up to 125 mph (200 kph) over at-grade crossings, provided the approved barrier systems are in place. If trains operate faster than 125 mph, no at-grade crossings are permitted. In Sweden, speeds of 180 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 200kph are permitted over at-grade crossings. These speeds have been in place for about twenty years with no collisions since 1990.




Safety for my constituents is a top priority for me. I have no reason to doubt VIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to safety in Barrhaven and across Canada, and the company assures me it is following all the rules. As a member of the Barrhaven community myself, I am conďŹ dent that citizens are respectful of the rules of the track and take the appropriate measures to keep them and their families safe. Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton 613.990.4300





Over the past week, there have been concerns raised about VIA Railâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to increase the speed of their Express Trains. While I have been assured by VIA that all safety concerns have been considered and addressed, I contacted them to get additional information on the safety measures they have taken to ensure the continued safety of the Barrhaven community. Here is what they told me:


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Could your workplace be making you sick? Make vision health a priority: CNIB Work-related asthma not rare: Lung Association EMC news - Many Ontario workers are at risk of developing work-related asthma and may not know it: industrial bakers, healthcare professionals and workers in the hair, nail and beauty industry to name a few. With work-related asthma being the most common on-the-job lung disease, the Ontario Lung Association is encouraging individuals to pay attention to their work environments and take the employee self-assessment test. The

province’s leading lung health organization is launching its new handbook for workers in the hair, nail and beauty industry, free of charge to Ontario residents. “Work-related asthma is not rare, but unfortunately it is often unrecognized,” says Dr. Mike Pyskylwec, chair of the Lung Association’s provincial work-related asthma committee. “When a patient is left to work around a workplace sensitizer, his or her asthma worsens and the potential for recovery becomes less and less. It is vital in such patients to recognize the potential that something in the workplace is causing their condition so that appropriate steps

can be taken to prevent progression of disease. “Typically we see patients with well-advanced work-related asthma, by which point their health, and the impact on their livelihood will be substantial.” It is estimated that up to 25 per cent of working adults with asthma have symptoms that are work related. Doctors believe that up to 15 per cent of new asthma cases in adults may be due to something in their workplace. Workers experiencing asthma symptoms while at their place of work should take the Lung Association’s Employee Self-Assessment Questionnaire at www.

EMC news - May is Vision Health Month and, backed by the campaign theme, Eyes Are For Life, CNIB is calling on all Canadians to take better care of their eyes. “Canadians need to take vision health more seriously,” warned John Rafferty, CNIB’s president and CEO. “Many serious eye diseases have no symptoms. Even if you have 20/20 vision you could be at risk of developing an eye disease.” CNIB’s goal is to reduce the number of Canadians who lose their sight each year by 50 per cent by 2020. That’s 22,500 Canadians whose sight could be saved every year. “Early detection of eye disease is critical to ensuring you can receive treatment that could save your sight,” said Rafferty. “A complete eye exam by an optometrist is an excellent way to detect many serious eye diseases that can lead to vision loss.” For every eye exam conducted by participating optometrists during the month of May, $2 will be donated to CNIB. “One in seven Canadians will develop a serious eye disease in their lifetime,” Rafferty said. “But few Canadians realize that 75 per cent of vision loss can be prevented or treated.” In addition to getting regular eye exams, simple lifestyle choices like eating a healthy diet, not smoking, exercising regularly and wearing UV-protected sunglasses year-round can go a long way to help maintain vision health. To learn more about Vision Health Month and how to maintain good vision health for life, visit

Pioneers for Change honours extraordinary Canadian immigrants EMC news - Skills for Change, a not-for-profit agency specializing in employment success for internationally educated professionals, and CIBC are proud to introduce Pioneers for Change, an evening of five short films that will be shot through the eyes of prominent Canadians who have championed immigration issues and played a role in furthering Canada’s economic prosperity. “Film is the perfect medium to tell the stories of the latest generation of Canadian newcomers, giving a face to the people building our future,” says Cheryl May, executive director of Skills for Change. “Our country’s history is all about the struggles and successes of immigrants, and that continues today.” The series is about the



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stages of immigration: survival, adaptation, connectedness, acceptance and belonging, which will be filmed by award-winning Canadian directors, some of whom are immigrants or first generation Canadians themselves. Pioneers for Change will take place on the evening of June 5 at the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre and pay tribute to the 2012 honourees, their families, friends and guests in a celebration of film and music. Each honouree will speak about his or her experiences as a Canadian immigrant as it relates to one of the stages of immigration. Pioneers for Change is open to the public and tickets are available through or by contacting Judy Csillag at


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Friends of the Farm hit the road in upcoming fundraiser Bus route will visit gardens, galleries and scenery across Quebec Kristy Strauss


On the ďŹ nal day, July 18, participants will take the bus to St. Anne de BeauprĂŠ and will visit the provincial park at Montmorency Falls. There will also be a farewell dinner that night in Hudson, Que., and the bus will arrive back at the Agriculture Museum parking lot by 9 p.m. Kennedy said she hopes participants walk away with good memories and camara-

derie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People will come out of this with renewed friendships and new friends, and will have seen a wonderful area of the country,â&#x20AC;? she said. Kennedy also said the event is selling out fast, and anyone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interested can call the Friends of the Farm ofďŹ ce at 613-230-3276 or visit their website at

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EMC community - The Friends of the Farm are hitting the open road for a bus trip across Quebec that will also serve as a fundraiser for the group that cares for parts

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LCBO stores raise funds for Threads of Life initiative EMC news - You can support Threads of Life by making a donation at any of the more than 620 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for the Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support â&#x20AC;&#x201C; known as Threads of Life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until May 26.

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OSU CERTIFIED GOLD BY ONTARIO SOCCER ASSOCIATION Pictured above left to right: OSA President Ron Smale presenting OSU President, Bill Michalopulos with the Gold Club Excellence Award. Ottawa South United (OSU) is honoured to receive the coveted 2012 Gold Level Club Excellence Award by the Ontario Soccer Association; Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer governing body. OSU becomes the very first soccer club in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario to receive the Gold level award, joining a very small group of other clubs in Ontario which also received the gold designation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone associated with OSU should be very proud of this outstanding achievement,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Michalopulos, Ottawa South Unitedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s President. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Gold Award is not just about the quality soccer program we offer, but just as important, also recognizes the strong foundation of quality governance, community involvement and forward thinking upon which the club is built.â&#x20AC;? The Ontario Soccer Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club Excellence Award is a province-wide recognition program for soccer clubs that are run efficiently and offer a safe, healthy and enjoyable environment for anyone involved in soccer. The program requires Clubs to demonstrate development and execution of long term plans, strategies and policies in 4 key areas: Personnel, Governance, Community Involvement and Technical. Three different levels of Excellence were awarded for 2012: Gold, Silver and Bronze. These designations are not mandated or required by the OSA but are aspirational in nature. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading and largest soccer clubs we must strive to demonstrate leadership in all areas of operating a soccer clubâ&#x20AC;? Michalopulos added.

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Provincewide heritage study taps Ottawa neighbourhood Michelle Nash

EMC news - During the month of May residents in New Edinburgh will have the opportunity to take part in a provincewide heritage study. The Heritage Conservation District Study is being conducted by the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo. The second such study conducted by the university, it follows a 2009 study that looked at 32 districts designated before 1992. This study will look districts designated

between 1992 and 2002, to determine if the designation goals have been achieved, whether residents are satisfied with the results and what, if any, influences the performance of heritage conservation districts. HAPPY TO JOIN

New Edinburgh Community Alliance board members, speaking at their most recent meeting, said they were happy to participate in the study. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are more than happy to participate,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Histed, chairman of the alli-

anceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage committee. The project is partly funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. To carry out the study, volunteer historical societies or heritage districts are invited to participate. Alliance president Joan Mason felt participation in the study was a great way to both promote their community and its heritage preservation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is a great opportunity for us,â&#x20AC;? Mason said. The heritage committee will be canvassing alliance members to participate in the File Photo



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survey. The province-wide study will be co-ordinated by Kayla Jonas, a heritage planner at the Heritage Resources Centre. She also conducted the 2009 survey, when 681 resident surveys were conducted by door to door volunteers from municipal heritage committees, sale trends and properties were analyzed, data on requests for alterations was collected and examined, and districts were evaluated based on performance. Among the key findings


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Photography on display to promote farmers market Michelle Nash

EMC news - In an effort to promote its farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market across the city, a group of Old Ottawa East residents is holding the second annual Main Market Photographic Challenge. The challenge called on shoppers to take photos of the market located on the grounds of Saint Paul University at 223 Main St. between May and October. Opened in May 2010, the market is frequented by residents in the area, but not by neighbouring communities, according to Tanis BrowningShelp, an area resident who is helping to organize the challenge. She said the goal is to spread the word about this local food fair to residents across the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have noticed that people in Ottawa donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really realize that there is a farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market in Old Ottawa East,â&#x20AC;? Browning-Shelp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we thought is, if we could showcase the market, from the whole season, strawberries to pumpkins and used one of those market months to exhibit the pictures it would make people aware that the market exists.â&#x20AC;? The challenge is open to people of all ages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Browning-Shelp said she had entries from photographers as young as nine last year. Those who participate are required to print and frame their photos so if they are chosen as one of the best photos, the committee can put them on display at the Green Door Restaurant located at 198 Main St. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am really impressed with what was submitted, for a first go at this, it

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Photography from a contest which was created to help promote the Old Ottawa East Farmers Market are on display at the Green Door Restaurant at 198 Main St. The photos will be auctioned off to help raise money for a local park project. was amazing,â&#x20AC;? Browning-Shelp said. As a way to give back to the community, Browning-Shelp and the other challenge organizers decided

to put the photos in a silent auction to raise money for the Springhurst Park Revitalization project. Anyone interested in bidding for a particular

photo on display at the Green Door are asked to approach the cashier to put in their bid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to give to something

and it came up as one of the options,â&#x20AC;? Browning-Shelp said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is kind of a forgotten park in Old Ottawa East and could really use some refurbishing. We thought it was a lovely fit, a neighbourhood challenge to help raise money for a neighbourhood park.â&#x20AC;? The community has been working at revitalizing the park from some time. With a capital community grant from the city, residents still need to raise $6,500 to make it happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are almost there already, we are hoping this will give them a little more help,â&#x20AC;? Browning-Shelp said. The location for the exhibition was chosen because it is both situated across the road from the farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market and is a popular stop for people across the city, Browning-Shelp said. The restaurant owner, Rob Farmer, has also produced a number of photos for the auction. On May 7 the committee handed out prizes for the top photographers from the contest. Browning-Shelp said anyone who is interested in participating in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenge can contact her for more information at shelp@magma. ca. The exhibition and silent auction will run until May 26. The Main Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market opened on May 5 and runs until Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. All the products are from local producers within 160 kilometres, or 100 miles, of the market. The market also features a number of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities during the day.



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Canada Post reports big losses for 2011 Labour disruption, continued lettermail erosion, pension obligation, pay equity impact results EMC news - The Canada Post Group of Companies has reported that in 2011 the core Canada Post segment had its ďŹ rst ďŹ nancial loss after 16 consecutive years of proďŹ tability. On an unconsolidated basis the Canada Post segment reported a ďŹ nancial loss before tax of $327 million. Four signiďŹ cant factors contributed to Canada Post Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s negative ďŹ nancial performance: the June 2011 labour disruption, a continued decline of mail volumes, the sizable pension obligation, and the Supreme Court of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision

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Margaret Trudeau speaks about mental illness at the Royal Kristy Strauss


EMC news - Margaret Trudeau gave a candid account of her struggle with mental illness at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre on May 4, recounting a life of depression, addiction and struggles with bipolar disorder. Trudeau – an author, mother, mental health advocate and former wife of prime minister Pierre Trudeau – spoke at the Royal’s mental health and corrections conference about reaching out to mentally ill female offenders. “I haven’t been incarcerated, but I’ve certainly offended,” Trudeau joked as she opened her talk about her struggle with mental health. She spoke about her depression, reliance on drugs and alcohol and struggle with bipolar disorder. “I stopped dancing, playing, laughing, and you just get

consumed by grey,” Trudeau said. “I had no spark.” Before she visited the Royal for help, she said she often blamed others, like her husband or nannies, for her depression. The highs and lows she went through dealing with bipolar disorder also left her feeling as if it couldn’t be corrected. “I could be the best, the absolute best, or so detestable, so angry rude and mean,” Trudeau said. “I certainly never had peace of mind until I accepted help.” When she found herself being taken to the Royal by the police, she also said she didn’t want to accept the fact that it was because of an untreated mental illness. “The first night I wouldn’t sleep in the bed,” Trudeau said. “I wouldn’t stay in this prison.” She also said she lost the


She said that with the Royal’s help, she felt like she was given a second chance – something that she feels women especially who are incarcerated should have. Trudeau also said that for women who don’t have a mental illness going into prison, she’s not sure what chances those women have of leading a healthy life afterwards. “Until you walk in someone’s shoes, you don’t know,” Trudeau said. “The prisons are where we’re putting our mentally ill, but we must help them.”

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Margaret Trudeau was recently at a conference hosted by the Royal and spoke to an audience about her mental health issues.



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Nepean couple publish memoir of 13-month walk Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news – Mony Dojeiji did what most of us only hope to do. The Nepean mother left her job and her life in search of answers. After the Sept.11 attacks, Dojeiji went looking for peace, hoping to find it by walking on the Camino de Santiago – an 800-kilometre pilgrimage in northern Spain, said to be directly under the Milky Way. It ends at a little town called Finisterre, where the country meets the Atlantic Ocean. Once the walk is done, people traditionally bathe in the ocean and rid themselves of their former trappings. “You stayed in hostels along the way,” she said. “And you would put your sleeping bad down on the bunk beds and hope there was warm water in the shower.” As she walked, Dojeiji said she felt the need to go further, do more to find peace. That’s when she came up with the idea of a walk from Rome to Jerusalem. While on the Camino she didn’t know that she would end up being accompanied by her future husband Alberto Agraso. Agraso and Dojeiji met on her last day on the Camino through a mutual friend from Germany. Dojeiji told him of her plans. “I was intrigued, but it didn’t seem like something that fit in with my plans,” he said. So they parted ways, Dojeiji went back home and began to prepare for her trip. She was set to go late 2001 and stopped in to see her friend in Germany before going on the trip. There Dojeiji and Agraso met again, this time he agreed to go with her. Agraso had recently quit his job as a claims adjuster and gotten divorced. He had begun to search inward to find the happiness that had eluded him and start pursuing an artistic career. The pair were all set to go and

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A Nepean couple share the story of walking on the Camino de Santiago – an 800-kilometre trail in northern Spain – in Walking for Peace. met in Rome on Dec. 5, 2001. It was that night that Agraso was notified his father had cancer. “I almost didn’t do the walk,” he said, adding that he told his family he would call them when they got to the next town. In the three days it took to get to

the next town Agraso’s father had passed away. “I think my father would have understood what I wanted to do,” Agraso said. So the pair set out on a walk that took them through 13 countries over 13 months. In total they travelled

5,000 kilometres. In each country they would cut and paste the words “walking for peace” on their backpacks in the language of the country they were in. Dojeiji said she did interviews in many countries and she and Agraso picked up Italian so were able to

converse in Italy and parts of Croatia. At first the plan had been to stay in hostels, but Agraso didn’t have the money to do that. The pair began to literally rely on the kindness of strangers. Dojeiji said any fear they had along the way was only those placed in her by other people. “No one in my family really understood what I was doing,” she said. “And they were worried about me walking on my own. But we were never scared for our safety. Just surprised by the welcome we received.” Dojeiji said she remembered one time in particular they stopped at the local church to talk to the priest and ask if there was somewhere for them to stay, a couple overheard them and offered up their apartment and asked them to spend Christmas Eve with their family. “We were both feeling a little melancholy and missed our families,” Dojeiji said. Over their adventure the pair collected addresses from 230 people who got post cards when they made it to Jerusalem. “It was so amazing, because of Sept. 11 people were really receptive to the message of peace,” Dojeiji said. Once they made it to the destination, Dojeiji and Agraso’s relationship had changed. They went to Spain and met his family. They also had a daughter exactly two years to the day after they began their walk for peace. Now they have published their book – which has been nominated for Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards for best non-fiction/memoir and new age. They have been hitting local bookstores with a map of their journey and photos. The next stop will be Serendipity Books on Richmond Rd. on May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. giving a talk about the walk. For other events and to read Dojeiji and Agraso’s blogs visit

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Evan Malamud has challenged Jose Canseco to a home run derby on May 12 to help raise money for autism programming at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

EMC sports - An Ottawa man has challenged former Major League Baseball star Jose Canseco to a home run competition to raise money for a local charity. The Home Run Derby with Canseco will take place on May 12 at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium. The event is to help support Home Runs for Autism, a non-profit organization which raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario autism programs. Home Runs for Autism founder and the derby organizer Evan Malamud described the upcoming event as a family-friendly show with lots of giveaways. “It is going to be a fun time,” Malamud said. “We are going to make a real show out of it.” To prepare for the competition, Malamud said he has been training around the clock. “I am going to make sure I am ready,” Malamud said. “Jose (Canseco) is not going to see me coming.” The idea for the event came from Twitter. Malamud follows Canseco on the social media network and said Canseco is constantly calling people out, like Mike Tyson, to a challenge of strengths, but no one was challenging him, until Malamud. “I always looked up to him as a kid and I see him challenging all these other tough guys with no real responses and so I challenged him – I called him out,” Malamud said. He said he never really thought it would actually happen, but sure enough Canseco responded. “He wrote back, ‘I accept – I complete you,’ ” Malamud said. According to the baseball fan, he still did not believe it would actually happen until his cell phone rang while at work. Canseco is coming to Ot-

tawa for free – normally he would charge for an appearance, but told Malamud the charity sounded important and having a soft spot for children, wanted to make sure all the money raised would go to the children. Excited to play baseball with his childhood hero, the father of three’s true goal is to raise as much money as he can. His oldest son, Jaedyn, was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two and since his diagnosis; he has spent a lot of time at CHEO for their autism services. “I am really hoping people come out and support the cause,” Malamud said. “Baseball fans will get to see a great baseball star and all in the name for a great program at CHEO.” Following the derby, an allstar game has been organized with a number of professional athletes including Shaun Van Allen, Doug Frobel, Jason York in addition to some local radio personalities. There will also be a silent auction after the game where a number of sports memorabilia will be up for grabs, including autographed items from baseball hall of famer Roberto Alomar, Trevor Gretzky and the Gretzky family and Hayley Wickenheiser. The derby starts at 2 p.m. with the all-star game at 3:30 p.m. and the silent auction at 5:30 p.m. All of the proceeds to the charity will go to CHEO’s Autism program. So far they have sold around 1,000 tickets. The stadium can seat 10,000 people and Malamud said he would be happy if they sold 3,000. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at homerunsforautism.webs. com or at a number of retail locations including Sears on Innes Road, 417 Suzuki, East Side Mario’s at 526 West Hunt Club Rd, Kelsey’s at 130 Earl Grey Dr. or the Car Club at 300 Moodie Dr.


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On your mark, get set, go Track and field athletes from all over the Ottawa area and greater Toronto area were at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility at Mooneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay on May 3 to start the outdoor season. Athletes from Mother Teresa Cathlic High School, above left, Bell High School, top right, and St. Joseph High School were among the competitors in the various events at the University of Ottawa invitational meet. It was the first outdoor meet of the season for the high schools, which will conclude with the provincial championship being held in Brockville this year.


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Emerson pays dearly for his little prank


here was nothing that frightened me more than going out to the outhouse alone at night. This time of year, when a sudden howling wind and rain storm could strike at any minute, my fear was magnified many times over. By the time May rolled around, Mother had put away the Jerry pots from under the beds and we were expected to go to the outhouse regardless of the time of day or night. Sometimes at night I could persuade my sister Audrey to go with me, but if she was busy with her scrapbooks at the kitchen table, it took a lot of coaxing

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories to budge her from her chair. Then I was left to shudder and shake as I wended my way through the summer kitchen, then the back shed and out into the black night, around the clump of cedars to the little building which served as our bathroom. My three brothers never bothered to take a light with them when they went out at night, but I wouldn’t even go

into the back shed without a lantern, so frightened was I. WIND HOWLING

If it was a bad night, with wind howling through the trees and the shed door rattling like someone was trying to break in, I would take Sport, our old collie dog, with me and make him stay outside the door of the

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tern off the bench near the back door and put a match to the wick. I stood at the door leading out into the summer kitchen hoping someone would offer to go with me. No one budged. I couldn’t even find Sport. He was probably in the barn hiding from the pounding rain and wind. I had no choice. I was on my own. I went through the summer kitchen and I could hear the rain pounding on the tar-paper roof, and pulled open the shed door which was no easy feat at any time. It never quite fitted right and by the time I got it open, the lantern was flickering and the rain met me full in the face. I ran the few feet behind the cluster of trees like someone possessed, slammed into the privy, bringing the lantern in behind me. It didn’t take me long to finish the job at hand, but I sat there trying to muster up the courage for the return trip back to the house. Well, I had two choices:

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face it or spend the night in the privy. I grabbed the lantern and tore towards the shed. I was sure I had left the door open, but it was closed. It opened inward, and I figured one good shove would get me into the safety of the shed. But it wouldn’t budge. There I was standing in the pouring rain, the wind gathering force, locked outside the back shed. FIRST TIME

This had never happened before. I put the lantern on the step, backed up about 10 feet and made a lunge for the door, hitting it with every ounce of strength in my young body. It hit something solid, but there was enough of an opening to let me slide through into the shed. And there lying on the floor, with his hands over his face, was my brother Emerson! “You almost killed me,” he shouted. “Then why were you holding the door?” I wanted to know. There was such a commotion that it brought both Mother and Father out of the kitchen. Father was carrying another lantern and it was soon obvious to everyone what my brother Emerson was up to. Blood was pouring out his nose and already his left eye was swollen where he had taken the full blow of the shed door. He didn’t have to be told. He washed his face in the basin on the bench at the back door, wiped his nose on the huck towel and headed upstairs for bed. Father shook his head and said, “Will that boy ever learn?” Mother said she doubted it and went back to writing in her diaries at the kitchen table.





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Village Voices choir to capture Rhythms of Spring in Osgoode Emma Jackson

EMC entertainment - With spring in full swing, the Village Voices women’s choir in south Ottawa is hoping to capture the rhythms of the season at its annual spring concert. On Saturday, May 12, the 23-woman choir will fill Trinity Bible Church in Osgoode with an eclectic mix of show tunes, oldies, spirituals, folk and more. Beginning at 7 p.m., choir director Karen Spicer will lead the choir in a variety of songs and genres that range in sounds and rhythms – exactly why Spicer dubbed the event “Rhythms of Spring.” The choir will tackle lyrical classics like Ian Tyson’s Four Strong Winds and Patsy Cline’s I Fall to Pieces and pair them with Broadway favourites like Somewhere Over the Rainbow, All That Jazz, I Dreamed a Dream, and The Trolley Song. The choir will also sing a few French folk songs and jazzier tunes like Jump, Jive an’ Wail. “I like to (have a variety) as a standard rule because a lot of our following tends to be family and friends,” said Spicer. “So if they’re there for someone they know...this way there’s something for everyone.”

‘I like to (have a variety) as a standard rule because a lot of our following tends to be family and friends.’ KAREN SPICER, CHOIR DIRECTOR

It also makes it more interesting for the choir members, who hail from villages across rural south Ottawa, including Vernon, Metcalfe, Manotick, Osgoode, Russell and Embrun. “We are the coolest choir. I just love singing with this choir,” said Nancy Allan, an

Osgoode resident who has been singing with the choir for three seasons. The choir sings in fourpart harmony, with parts for Soprano 1 and 2 and Alto 1 and 2. Throughout the school year, the women practice once a week at a school in Russell and perform about 12 times between September and May at various churches, retirement homes, fundraisers and community events. The women perform two fundraising concerts for the non-profit choir each season, one at Christmas and another in the spring, to raise money for new music and to pay an honorarium to Spicer and their pianist. Allan said Spicer, a trained music teacher, insists on excellence, which is much easier to come by with the choir’s “phenomenal” pianist, Tina Vanvlaanderen. Two choir members also double as a harpist and flutist, who sometimes accompany the singers, but more often perform musical interludes between songs, Allan said. Spicer said she tries to bring the choir’s songs to life with more than just voices. “There’s a way to do it better than just singing,” she said. “It’s how to express the music, how to sing with focused valves, to think about the text and the words and not just to sing it. “It’s the idea of working together as a unit to have a really good blend.” Admission for this year’s Rhythms of Spring concert is $10 per adult and free for children under age 12. Refreshments will be served after the show and there will be a draw for a gift basket. Spicer said she has no fundraising expectations, but hopes the community will support their hard work. “We just put the music out there and let people know we’ve worked on a really good variety of music and we hope they’ll give us some support,” she said. For more information, contact Cathy at, Nancy at 613-826-2647 or Anne at 613-445-8225. Information is also available on the website at

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The Village Voices choir will perform their Rhythms of Spring concert at Trinity Bible Church this Saturday, May 12.

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Cars: (2)09 Corolla, 74-109 kms; 09 Altima, 69 kms; 09 Lancer, 90 kms; 09 Camry, 70 kms; 08 Fusion, 142 kms; 08 Impala, 126 kms; 08 SX4, 86 kms; 08 Corolla, 89 kms; 08 Civic, 99 kms; 08 6, 48 kms; 08 G6, 67 kms; (2)08 Allure, 96-100 kms; (2)07 Malibu, 148 kms; 07 Sentra, 106 kms; 07 Allure, 98-159 kms; 07 Aura, 134 kms; 06 CSX, 80 kms; 06 Sebring, 123 kms; 06 Camry, 169 kms; 06 Lucerne, 211 kms; 06 Cr Vic, 197 kms; 06 Magnum, 199 kms; (2)06 Civic, 73-124 kms; 05 Altima, 134 kms; 05 Sonata, 145 kms; 05 Century, 150 kms; 05 Accord, 237 kms; 05 3, 94 kms; 05 G6, 149 kms; (2)05 Impala, 136-05 Cobalt, 162 kms; 05 300, 175 kms; 05 9-3, 99 kms; 193 kms; 04 Impala, 229 kms; 04 Jetta, 109 kms; 04 Civic, 126 kms; 04 Focus, 156 kms; 04 Sentra, 163 kms; 04 3, 112 kms; (2)03 Cavalier, 159-245 kms; 03 Civic, 113 kms; (2)03 Protégé, 124-155 kms; 03 Lesabre, 157 kms; 03 Gr Am, 132 kms; 03 Echo, 143 kms; 03 A4, 162 kms; 03 Maxima, 225 kms; (2)03 Aerio, 96-119 kms; 03 Concorde, 130 kms; 03 PT Cruiser, 107 kms; 03 Aurora, 129 kms; 03 Impala, 182 kms; 03 Ion, 193 kms; 03 Legacy, 157 kms; 03 Sunfire, 187 kms; 03 CTS, 239 kms; 03 Elantra, 172 kms; 03 Accord, 209 kms; 03 G35, 257 kms; 03 Focus, 136 kms; 02 Gr Prix, 130 kms; 03 Intrigue, 225 kms; 02 Century, 155 kms; 02 Sentra, 182 kms; 03 Intrigue, 79 kms; 02 Cavalier, 87 kms; (2)02 Taurus, 146180 kms; 02 Esteem, 207 kms; 01 Lesabre, 87 kms; 01 Outback, 230 kms; 01 Gr Prix, 116 kms; 01 Accord, 127 kms; 01 Millenia, 128 kms; (2)01 Cavalier, 157-207 kms; 00 S70, 206 kms; 00 Echo, 310 kms; 00 Focus, 218 kms; 00 Alero, 137 kms; 00 Neon, 194 kms; 99 Camry, 227 kms; 99 Civic, 184 kms; 99 Impreza, 155 kms; 99 Intrepid, 190 kms; 98 Gr Prix, 145 kms; 98 Beetle, 195 kms; 98 Civic, 170 kms; 98 Maxima, 202 kms; 98 Regal, 237 kms; (2)98 Sunfire, 146-185 kms; 97 Escort, 168 kms; 97 Cutlass, 245 kms; 96 Cabrio, 160 kms; 94 Integra, 175 kms SUVs: 09 Journey, 88 kms; 08 Rogue, 91 kms; 06 Xtrail, 180 kms; 05 Endeavor, 123 kms; 05 Envoy, 148 kms; 05 Explorer, 102 kms; 05 Murano, 116 kms; 05 Durango, 129 kms 05 Escape, 114 kms; 04 Envoy, 241 kms; 04 Trailblazer, 181 kms; 04 Liberty, 185 kms; 03 Pathfinder, 176 kms; 03 Murano, 200 kms; 03 Liberty, 193 kms; 03 Envoy, 144 kms; 03 Montero, 170 kms; 02 Santa Fe, 197 kms; 02 Jimmy, 210 kms; 02 Tribute, 157 kms; 02 Liberty, 195 kms; 02 Avalanche, 222 kms; 00 CRV, 288 kms; 01 Escape, 227 kms; 99 CRV, 330 kms; 99 Pathfinder, 265 kms; 99 Jimmy, 230 kms; 99 Blazer, 205 kms; 98 Explorer, 183 kms; 97 Tahoe, 228 kms; 97 Jimmy, 352 kms; 93 Cherokee, 206 kms Vans: 09 Sienna, 161 kms; 07 Caravan, 159 kms; 06 Caravan, 240 kms; 06 Uplander, 63 kms; 05 Quest, 214 kms; (6)05 Caravan, 117-190 kms; 05 Venture, 188 kms; 05 Freestar, 111 kms; 04 Montana, 198 kms; (2)04 MPV, 123-141 kms; 04 Sienna, 220 kms; (2)04 Caravan, 134-223 kms; (2)04 Freestar, 107-264 kms; (3)03 Caravan, 136-298 kms; (2)03 Montana, 164-191 kms; 03 Windstar, 211 kms; 02 Astro, 02 Venture, 246 kms; 199 kms; 01 Windstar, 157 kms; 01 Caravan, 186 kms; (2)00 Caravan, 209-210 kms; 98 Voyager, 246 kms; 98 Astro, 201 kms Light Trucks: 07 Ram, 232 kms; (2)06 Silverado, 73-156 kms; 06 Frontier, 197 kms; 06 Ranger, 155 kms; 06 F150, 183 kms; 06 BSeries, 183 kms; 05 Silverado, 223 kms; 04 Sierra, 124 kms; 02 F150, 190 kms; 02 Silverado, 175 kms; 00 F150, 278 kms; 00 Silverado, 266 kms; 98 Sierra, 286 kms; 94 Ranger, 171 kms Heavy Equipment/Trucks: 06 Sterling Acterra, 378 kms; 03 F550 Dump, 221 kms; Case 580 Backhoe, 5255 hrs Recreation Items: 09 Yamaha 250X, 3 kms; (7) Club Car Golf Carts Misc: Pressure Washers; Dion Forage Wagons; Turnco Gravity Wagon; Hardi TR300 Sprayer; MF 35 Tractor, 2316 hrs; culitivator; scaffolding; tagalong mower


Used – 5th Wheels – 09 Wilderness; 09 bread truck, Bumper - 99 Fleetwood Terry New – Bumper - (3)10 Classic Cikira; (3)09 Escape Cikira, (2)10 LuxLite Cikira, 5th Wheels – (2)10 LuxLite Cikira; (2)09 Lux Lite Cikira, Motorhome – 89 Chev P30, 100 kms; 83 Ford Econoline, 61 kms NO CHILDREN ALLOWED List is subject to change. Website will be updated as new consignments are registered Buyers Premium Applies - Terms: Cash; Visa; MasterCard; Interac for $500.00 deposit & Cash, Certified Cheque, Interac for balance due on vehicle Viewing: May 16, 17 & 18, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pictures and description of items available at Click on Ottawa Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, May 10, 2012


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EMC news - Few children would ask for piles of books on their birthday and even fewer would forgo presents altogether so the whole community can enjoy an expanded collection at their local library. But Manotick residents Nathan and Daniel Innes are not ordinary children. Apart from reading their way through virtually every non-ďŹ ction book at the Manotick library, the boys have also donated thousands of dollars in wouldbe birthday presents to buy books, furniture and other items on the branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wish list. On Tuesday, May 1, the boys and their parents were awarded the Ottawa Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Order of Friendship in recognition of more than a decade of ďŹ nancial and volunteer support at the Manotick branch. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, who serves as the chairwoman of the Ottawa Public Library, said the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support of the library is â&#x20AC;&#x153;signiďŹ cantâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;special.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You hear now about kids that are making a difference, all kinds of differences...but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the only two boys or girls that I know of in Ottawa that are making such a differ-

ence for the library,â&#x20AC;? she told the boys at an award presentation in the library. Their father, Chris Innes, said the donations began before the kids were born, when he and his wife Deb would sponsor magazine subscriptions and add to the branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book-buying coffers each year. The donations took on new signiďŹ cance when Daniel, now 13, was born. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the kids came along, it was a way for the kids to learn on their birthday it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about them receiving, it was also about giving back to the community,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were able to actually see the results of that.â&#x20AC;? The boys would tell the library which type of books they wanted the librarians to spend their birthday money on, beginning with picture books and moving gradually to graphic novels and easy readers. As the boys got older, they began requesting non-ďŹ ction books that ran the gamut of virtually every topic imaginable. Nathan, now 10, is particularly fond of books about dogs, photography and boats. Chris Innes said the contributions were calculated very simply: take the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s age and add two zeros. It was a way to increase the donation

each year, he said. When Daniel hit age 10, however, library staff found they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy enough books to use up the entire cheque. So the family began asking the staff what the library really needed. The answer? Furniture. Since then the library has slowly acquired a several comfy couches and chairs, all thanks to the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birthday donations. Nathan, a Grade 5 student in the gifted program at Cedarview Middle School, said the annual donation feels good. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes me feel good that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m giving back to the community,â&#x20AC;? he said. Daniel, in Grade 7 at Rideau Valley Middle School, said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the tangibility that makes it worthwhile. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like giving my money to the library because you can see it on the shelves,â&#x20AC;? he said. Their mother Deb also donates her time, usually between one and two hours a week shelving books or helping patrons. She said she hopes her family can be an example for others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just hope it encourages people to volunteer for their community too, because it helps make the community better for everyone,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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As a medical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Neil Reaume has treated hundreds of cancer patients â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and all of them have a story to tell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every patient is different in their own way, and everyone has a story thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touching,â&#x20AC;? said Reaume, who is also the director of the Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical oncology training program. But one story he heard during the inaugural Ride the Rideau event in 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ottawa Hospital Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature fundraising event in support of cancer research at the Hospital â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was particularly unforgettable. While volunteering as a ride guide, he met a young woman from Montreal who was riding â&#x20AC;&#x153;the biggest, clunkiest mountain bike Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever seen,â&#x20AC;? he recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept running into her at the rest stations. When we saw her at the end, we congratulated her for making such good time. She admitted that she was an avid rider, but that she was riding her dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bike â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he had died one year to the day of the ride from colon cancer. She had

Medical oncologist Dr. Neil Reaume plans to participate in the third annual event on Saturday, September 8.

found out about Ride the Rideau the week before, and raised $3,000 in just seven days. My jaw just dropped. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that one.â&#x20AC;? The 42-year-old Reaume, who is a member of the Ottawa Triathlon Club, enjoyed the event so much that he returned to Ride the Rideau last year, the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second, but this time as one of the 715 riders. Over two years, the event has raised a total of $2.7 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number of people who are inspired by the event is so eye-opening,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It shows that people see value in the cause. After all, cancer is documented as the No. 1 killer in Canada. The Ride growing in leaps and bounds is a reďŹ&#x201A;ection of how people are embracing the cause.â&#x20AC;? While cancer touches most peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives, Reaume is especially grateful for the incredible success of the event. Ride the Rideau funds the work that he is involved in as a researcher, which includes international lung and kidney cancer studies, as well as other clinical trials. There are over 70 trials currently taking place at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, with thousands of patients taking part annually. Reaume is thrilled that there are so many people out there who are just as passionate about the ďŹ ght against cancer as he is. Their enthusiasm, he said, is so inspiring that he will be registering for the third annual event on Saturday, September 8. To join Dr. Reaume in the event, or to sign up to volunteer, visit

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Tyler’s garage sale returns May 12 Eddie Rwema

EMC news – From birth, a Blossom Park youngster has battled with a rare disease, one that not so many in the medical community know about – sialidosis, a genetic disease developed either at birth or within a child’ first year. For 13 years now, Tyler Huneault has defied the odds to battle the disease. His body doesn’t produce a certain enzyme that breaks down and disposes of waste nutrients. The teenager is the only known child living with this disease in the whole of North America. Huneault said he hopes one day there will be a pill that one would take and make everything better for sialidosis patients. A team of researchers led by Prof. Suleiman Igdoura at McMaster University in Hamilton are studying the disease with hopes of understanding the diseases and possibly developing a treatment. This breakthrough can only happen if this kind of research is funded, said Tyler’s family. Over the past 10 years, Huneault has raised more than $200,000 for the research, through the now popular Tyler’s annual garage sale held

at his home in Blossom Park. “He hopes one day there will be a pill to fix his disease,” said Huneault mother, Ida Ryan. Ryan added that the garage is a way of getting the word out to the community to support the research. Huneault’s parents, say they are proud of the way their son has overcome many medical issues, including a bone marrow transplant when he was 18 months old, and recent kidney transplant. “That creates a whole different quality of life but a cure is still needed,” said Ryan. She said they learnt of Huneault’s kidney failure three years ago. For all that period the youngster who is a Grade 7 student at Pierre-Savard Secondary School but hasn’t attended class for five months now, was on dialysis until December 1 when he had a transplant. “Since the kidney transplant his health has improved but still has a bit of tremor from medication,” said Ryan. FAMILY GRATEFUL TO ORGAN DONOR

As they celebrated five months after Huneault’s transplant last week, they took time to be thankful to the family that lost somebody five

months ago - whose organ was donated to their son. “It goes beyond earthly words really. How do you say thank you – you can’t,” said Ryan. A staunch Catholic, Ryan compared the person whose organ was donated one that came over to help Jesus when he fell as he was carrying the cross. “That is how I feel. Watching as mother Mary would have watched,” Ryan said as she fought tears. “That anniversary doesn’t just come up with just our joy it comes with remembrance of somebody else that is not here.” When, doctors from The Hospital for Children in Toronto called the family to tell them that there was a kidney going to be available for Huneault, the family went into a state of shock. “Huneault had been placed on the transplant list for two years, but we never expected it to happen that soon,” said Ryan. When they received the call, they were told to be in Toronto as soon as possible. The doctors were required to carry out secondary blood tests to confirm the march. “You don’t know you will get the transplant until after the secondary test,” said


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Tyler is the only person in North America with an incurable genetic disorder called sialidosis. Ryan. Apparently there were three families altogether that were asked to come to the hospital and the one that is the better match was the one that gets the organ. “At about five o’clock in the evening, the surgeons came in and said it was the perfect kidney for Tyler and

he was in surgery at 6.30 p.m.,” Ryan recalled. The surgery went well and Huneault has been recovering very well, according to the mother. She said her son is fighter with an extraordinary personality. “He is a resilient and an exceptional young man,” she

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As urban development encroaches on previously untamed areas, more human-wildlife conflicts result. People are frequently confronted with many wildlife species, including raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, skunks, and a variety of birds. These animals have largely managed to adapt well to our presence. Humans, on the other hand, are still mastering this living arrangement. It is important for people to understand the need for effective, lasting, and humane solutions to occasional conflicts with wildlife. If you find an injured wild animal that is bleeding, has a broken limb, is walking in circles or falling over when walking, or another

obvious injury, please contact Ottawa Humane Society’s Emergency Services at 613-725-1532. For large wildlife, such as deer, moose and bear, please call Ottawa Police Services at 613-236-1222. If a wild animal does not show any signs of injury, then it is best to leave it alone. Wildlife issues are temporary problems and there are solutions. It seems daunting, but if you work out a solution, you can make sure you never have this problem again. Property owners are responsible for dealing with their wildlife situation humanely and legally. There are solutions and tips available at to get the animals to relocate on their own. Please be advised that although

you are only seeing one animal, it may not be alone. The birthing season runs from late February to early October, and the babies are helpless when first born and not yet able to leave their nest or den with mom. If you scare the mother away, she may abandon her young. It is critical not to trap young inside, as they will perish, possibly falling between walls and requiring expensive drywall removal and causing very bad odours if they die in inaccessible areas. If you have further questions about wild animals, you may contact the Ottawa Humane Society at 613-725-3166 ext. 262, or send an email to

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Arabella is a spayed female, “Tortie” Domestic Medium hair cat. She is approximately 5 years old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on April 21. This pretty feline loves to cuddle and snuggle with her human companions, but on her own terms. She has the loudest purr – it turns on as soon as someone touches her. She gets along best with owners who can read kitty body language well, as she can sometimes give little nips if she is overstimulated. Beautiful Arabella needs an owner who will take the time to brush her long lovely hair, to keep her looking her best!

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said. Huneault is an avid swimmer but could not do it for the past three years he has been on dialysis. “Since three weeks ago, he’s been back in the pool thanks to the transplant,” said the mother. Huneault said it felt great to be back in the pool.


Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: May 10 to 13 uOttawa Spring Alumni Weekend 2012 includes lectures, campus tours, visits to labs, data centres and the uOttawa power plant, class reunions, a barbecue and family

activities. Contact the alumni relations office at 1-800-4651888. Be part of the biggest evening event of the weekend with Roch Voisine, Jully Black, Erica Ehm, Anne-Marie Roy and DJ Bobby Kimberley.

May 10 Coun. Mark Taylor’s Mother’s Day Tea for Seniors is being held at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre from 2:004:00PM. For your free tickets, please contact Chantal at 613-

580-2477 or by email at

May 11 LobsterFest, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West to support community programs. One of our beneficiaries is Christie Lake Kids. Entertainment by the New Classics and a silent auction. Tickets are $55 (chicken is available for the lobster challenged) and can be reserved by calling 613.787.9977. Social hour 5:30 pm, dinner 6:30 pm, dancing 8 pm. Centurion Center, 170 Colonnade Road South.

May 11 Nepean Choir with guest artists the Byward Brass present a musical journey celebrating Canadian heritage from sea to sea at 7:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Cost is $20 general; $10 children. Call 613-733-1109 or visit for information.

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May 12 Enjoy the Tulip Festival flower beds with the Ottawa Voyageurs Walking Club for a five- or 11-kilometre walk from 9 a.m. to noon from the RA Centre, east wing entrance, 2451 Riverside Dr. Participation is free. Information: David 613-728-9510 or www.


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25th Nepean High School Reunion. Grads 1987 come on out for a evening of reconnecting at the Heart and Crown Pub, Preston Street from 6:30 p.m. onwards.

Fairfields Victoria Day Jubilee Tea at Fairfields heritage property; 3080 Richmond Rd. from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission by donation. Come enjoy a traditional tea, refreshments, tours, music and Victorian games as we celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the opening of Fairfields 2012 programming season. Programming at Fairfields is provided by Nepean Museum. For more information please contact or 613-723-7936.

May 12 Carlington Community Health Centre perennial plant, book and bake sale at 900 Merivale Rd. (at Coldrey) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to support programs at the centre.

May 14 The Havenlea-Chapman Mills Community Association will host a community information night at 7 p.m., to coincide with our annual general meeting, at Farley Mowat Public School. Hear from Coun. Steve Desroches regarding updates within the ward and elsewhere in the city, and to also hear from the a representative of the city’s traffic safety office. For more information, go

EMC news - Do you have a burning question to ask the mayor? Here is your chance: Metroland Media’s Ottawa city hall reporter, Laura Mueller, will moderate a neighbourhood-focused online chat with Mayor Jim Watson on Thursday, May 17. It’s your chance to pose questions about issues affecting your neighbourhood directly to the mayor. From community design plans to arts funding to road reconstruction, if you have a question, concern or idea for the mayor, this is your chance to share it. Since the EMC is your community newspapers, we want this chat to be about concerns that directly affect your community. Tell the mayor what matters to you and your neighbours – right in your backyard. The online chat will take place at askjim on May 17 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. To participate, send questions to laura.mueller@metroland. com before the chat, or post your questions on Twitter using the hashtag: #AskJim. You can ask questions and follow along during the live chat on the 17th, and the chat will be archived on the website along with previous chats. The mayor began hosting monthly online chats in December of 2011 to provide an outlet for residents to discuss municipal issues and ask questions. Each chat is moderated by a member of the media to ensure they are fair and objective.

Owning investments that may provide you with a regular income can be a smart decision. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn how fixed-income investments such as bonds may help you reach your financial goals. Join us for our free Focus on Fixed Income Seminar. You’ll learn more about: UÊ œ˜`ÊV…>À>VÌiÀˆÃ̈VÃÊ>˜`Êvi>ÌÕÀiÃÊ UÊ/…iÊÀi>̈œ˜Ã…ˆ«ÊLiÌÜii˜Êˆ˜ÌiÀiÃÌÊÀ>ÌiÃÊ>˜`ÊLœ˜`Ê«ÀˆViÃÊ UÊœÜÊLœ˜`Ãʓ>Þʅi«ÊޜÕÊÜi>̅iÀÊyÕVÌÕ>̈˜}ʓ>ÀŽiÌà --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 7…iÀi\ʣ·£nÓ£Ê,œLiÀÌܘÊ,œ>`]Ê-Ì>vvœÀ`Ê i˜ÌÀi]Ê iÃÊ œÀ˜iÀÃ]Ê i«i>˜]Ê" ÊÓÊn8Î --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Call Nancy Keeney at 613-828-3919 by May 18th to RSVP for this event.

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The Ottawa Carleton Choristers and the Ottawa Police Chorus present Broadway Beat, an evening of music from Broadway shows, popular films and beyond. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Donations will be taken at the door. A dessert reception will follow to wrap up the evening.

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FOR RENT! Gracious 4 bedroom family home close to all amenities in Half Moon Bay. Long term lease available. Fully fenced private backyard. MLS #827237. Carol Bridal, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)762-9282

OPPORTUNITY! Great for first time home buyer who is willing to put some sweat equity & elbow grease into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo townhome. Wood burning fireplace. Plenty of storage & room, one covered parking spot too. Public transit, schools & shopping close by. Lorie Ann Warren, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)270-9559

LOG HOME NEAR ARNPRIOR! Lovely log home nestled in woods. Perfect for empty nesters. Approx. 2 acres, trees, wild flowers & perennial flower beds. MLS #827274. Carol Bridal, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)762-9282

QUALICUM WOODS! Fabulous freehold 3 bed townhome, updated kitchen, bathrooms, windows, shingles, furnace, central air & all appliances. Lower level family room & large utility/storage room. Appliances included. Lovely yard backs on park-like setting. MLS #829535. Gary Weatherdon, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)859-9872





BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM SEMI IN BARRHAVEN! Stunning former model home in family neighbourhood. Freshly painted, hardwood & ceramic on main level, gas fireplace in living room with access to yard & patio. Spacious eat-in kitchen, 3 large bedrooms with loft on upper level. Must be seen! Elke Harder, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)794-0560

LEISURE LIVING! Gorgeous semi-detached adult lifestyle bungalow with plenty of upgrades & interesting architectural features to make it spectacular. Close to walking trails by the water, fully landscaped, double car garage. Call today for your personal viewing. Lorie Ann Warren, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)270-9559

NEWLY RENOVATED! 3,000 sq. ft. bungalow on premium lot featuring gleaming new hardwood floors, loft, 9 ft. ceilings, new ceramic tile, new backsplash, freshly painted, 2 full baths. Basement with oversized windows and room for 2 or more bedrooms. Nancy Allen, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)986-6769

JUST TURN THE KEY! Gorgeous 4-bedroom home in popular Morgan’s Grant. Tasteful décor, hardwood floors up & down, open concept kitchen & family room, large bedrooms, large closets, heated ceramic floors in bathrooms, finished basement, appliances included. MLS #825433. Gary Weatherdon, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)859-9872




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SOMETHING SPECIAL! Unique bungalow with upper loft featuring 2 bedrooms & full bath. Main floor offers 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths, hardwood floors & vaulted ceilings in principal rooms. Fabulous kitchen & sunny solarium. Basement with rec. room, 5th bedroom, 3-piece bath & home gym. Micheal Finter, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)240-9772

STONEBRIDGE GEM! Stunning! Thousands in upgrades! Over 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury living backing onto Stonebridge golf course 12th tee. Deslaurier kitchen, separate living/dining rooms & main floor den. Landscaped & interlock yard, inground pool & cabana. Joanne Hutchinson, Sales Representative. Direct: (613)868-0978

NEW EDINBURGH CHARMER! Wonderful century home boasts spacious living & dining rooms with gleaming hardwood, high ceilings & original wide trim. Chef’s kitchen with pine cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Main floor family & media rooms. Master with ensuite bath. Restored pine floors in all 3 bedrooms. Must be seen. For more information please call (613)216-1755

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