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facelift underway $200-million project will take more than 3 years

The community association in Manordale celebrates its 50th anniversary with an outdoor party. – Page 9

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Providers struggle to keep up with demand for youth mental health services. – Page 24

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EMC news – After more than 30 years in the city’s west end, Bayshore Shopping Centre doesn’t want to show its age. The mall will be getting a $200-million facelift from its owners Ivanhoé Cambridge. The shopping centre’s expansion – announced at a red-carpet event at the mall on May 25 – will take place over the next three-and-a-half years. The plans include boosting the retail space by 14,900 square metres and adding 56 new stores, with the notable addition of U.S. retail chain Target. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli said the company’s investment in the city is an example of economic recovery. “The manager of the mall is like the mayor of a small city,” Chiarelli said, noting the mall employs 3,000 people in fulland part-time positions. “The addition of another 400 jobs is great news for the city as a whole and for the west end particularly,” he said. The mall will remain open during the phased construction. Most of the expansion will take place on the northern side of the property, in place of an existing parking tower. The makeover will mean moving and expanding the food court and nearly tripling its seating area as well as increasing parking space by 10 per cent in a new five-level garage. “We have been working for a great number of years and we’re excited about bringing this to you,” Bayshore general manager Denis Pelletier said during the groundbreaking. See 50 NEW STORES on page 5

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Hélène Campbell demonstrates her wave dance with her doctors and family during a press conference at Toronto General Hospital on May 24. With her parents, Alan and Manon, and transplant surgeon at her side, the double-lung transplant recipient made her first public speech since her surgery in April.

‘I am so thankful’: Hélène Campbell Tears of joy as Barrhaven woman dances with doctors after double-lung transplant Barbara Turnbull Torstar News Star

Hélène Campbell has a name for her new lungs: Gratitude. “Which is ‘attitude’ with a ‘Grr, ‘” she said, in her first public appearance since surgery, during which she danced, held her mother’s hand and showed that shyness is no issue. The 21-year-old Barrhaven woman is a phenomenon – trending on Twitter last Thursday afternoon after her hour-long news conference to a media throng. “Waiting on the transplant list is one of the hardest things I have ever been through,” she said. “I am fortunate enough that those lungs were there in time for me.

But there are people who wait up to two plunged into a scary state. years or some people don’t even get that Of about 1,000 lung transplants pergift.” formed at Toronto General Hospital, hers Continuing her awareness campaign and was one of the most difficult, said Dr. Shaf asking Ontarians to register at beadonor.ca Keshavjee, who heads the lung-transplant for organ and tissue donation will continue program. He addressed the media along to be her priorities, she said, along with with Dr. Gary Levy, head of the hospital’s going to school. multi-organ transplant program. Both On Wednesday, Prime Minister Ste- praised Campbell’s social-media savvy. phen Harper and his wife, Laureen, pre“Every day, I take 54 meds and taking sented Campbell with those pills for me has the Diamond Jubilee been a challenge,” Medal. That honoured Campbell said. “Evher “tremendous work “I have a voice, I’m able ery time I take those raising awareness of meds, I think of that the importance of or- to breathe, and for me, family, I grieve the gan donations and ob- that’s a miracle.” loss and I am so viously your personal thankful to them for courage in all of that,” HÉLÈNE CAMPBELL what they were able said Harper, who visto do in such a difited Campbell’s Toficult time and give ronto apartment. me that chance. I will never forget how “You’ve been a great inspiration to blessed I am to receive this gift. many, many Canadians and people have “I have a voice, I’m able to breathe, and seen you worldwide, and you should feel for me, that’s a miracle.” very good about that.” Her father, Alan, demonstrated her abilCampbell – who suffers from idiopathic ity to inspire by sharing stories of some of pulmonary fibrosis, a degenerative disease the dozens who have contacted their webof the lungs – vowed Thursday to hon- site, alungstory.ca. our the life-saving gift of new lungs that See ELLEN SHOW on page 2 came April 6 just in time, after her health

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Steve Desroches Deputy Mayor Councillor, Gloucester-South Nepean Farley Mowat Mayfair I would like to thank the Mayfair Planning Committee at Farley Mowat Public School for putting together another wonderful event for the families, staff, volunteers and community of Farley Mowat School. The Mayfair was held in Cresthaven Park on Saturday, May 26th and was attended by hundreds of local residents. I would like to congratulate the committee and school community for their fundraising efforts. As a result of their hard work, $1000 is being donated to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard as well as $2000 towards their sister school – Chapman Mills Public School. Commercial Plaza and Park and Ride City officials have recently provided me with an update on the site plans for the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Strandherd Drive and I am pleased to see that this development is moving forward. The development includes two single-storey mixed use buildings with a total gross floor area of 2,934m2 with associated surface parking and landscaping. There will be a total of 15 units within the proposed buildings and the site plan provides 155 parking spaces to serve the proposed uses. The main entrance will be at the intersection of Crestway Drive and Strandherd Drive. There will also be a right in – right out entrance off Woodroffe Avenue, south of Strandherd Drive. On the south side of the property, the City of Ottawa will develop the Chapman Mills Park and Ride facility, a highly anticipated new park and ride facility to serve residents in South Ottawa. The city is currently finalizing the purchase of the park and ride lands from Minto in order to move forward with the development of the property. I will be posting information on this development to my website at www.stevedesroches.ca as it becomes available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this or any other development in the community. Falkland Sea Cadets 89th Annual Ceremonial Review It was my pleasure to participate in the Falkland Sea Cadet’s annual review on Sunday, May 27th and present the Howard Trophy to the cadet who exhibited an advanced level of rope work, naval knowledge and practical skills. It was an honour to stand with the Reviewing Officer, Captain (N) C.P. Donovan, CD, Lieutenant(N) J. Clute, CD and Royal Canadian Legion Barrhaven Branch 641’s President Ed Schlenz as the cadets presented their displays. Marketplace Traffic Safety Measures I am pleased to report that the City of Ottawa will be undertaking a number of traffic management changes at Marketplace Mall to help improve the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in this busy shopping plaza. These changes include improved signage and turning lane line paintings.

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With her parents and transplant surgeon at her side, double-lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell, right, makes her first public speech since her surgery in April.

Ellen show on the agenda Continued from front

Though Campbell remained poised and exuberant, her mother, Manon, choked up while talking about this second chance. “All of us, our family and friends, are looking forward to see her dance on the Ellen show, “ she said tearfully. Ellen DeGeneres’s promise to bring Campbell to Los Angeles to dance on her show not only ratcheted up awareness for organ and tissue donation, but has given everyone following the young woman’s progress a goal.

The vibrant Campbell demonstrated a dance move she said she perfected last year, when she was in Barcelona to learn Spanish. She refused to dance alone, insisting her parents and doctors dance with her, with arms outstretched, waving back and forth. CANDY A TREAT

She’s enjoying other simple pleasures, such as her beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and taking a shower standing up. “Let me tell you that is the best thing

I’ve been able to do in a long time, “ she said. Campbell described watching her bronchoscopy on a monitor. “I was able to see the connective tissue where the donor’s lungs and my lungs met, “ she said. “That moment for me was just life-changing, to see where my body and their body was connected. I got goosebumps and chills through my body.” No matter what, she’ll keep raising awareness. “I have the perfect set of lungs and an amazing story to tell.”

The intention of these measures is to assist traffic operations and enhance safety along the street. I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to always proceed with caution when travelling in busy areas such as the Marketplace Mall. Chapman Mills Community Building I am pleased to report that the plans to construct a community building next to St. Emily Catholic School and on the grounds of Water Dragon Park are moving forward. The project is anticipated to go to tender soon and construction will begin later this year. This building will serve many functions in our community and will be a valuable resource for community events and programming. I look forward to seeing it open for use by our residents in 2013.

Please contact me if I can be of assistance. (613) 580-2751 Steve.Desroches@Ottawa.ca www.SteveDesroches.ca

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2nd Annual CHEO Funday BBQ in Barrhaven The 2nd annual CHEO Funday BBQ is being held on Saturday, July 14th at W.C. Levesque Field in Stonebridge between 10am until 4pm. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for preventable injuries to children and most importantly, raise awareness to families about preventing injuries. ‘Ottawa ThinkFirst’ will be giving out helmets to children at no cost, there will be first aid demonstrations, fire trucks, police awareness, and much more. In addition, there will be pony rides, inflatable castles, face painting, kids craft zone and BBQ.


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Ottawa Fury looks forward to a great 2012 season Eddie Rwema eddie.rwema@metroland.com

EMC sports - She is a bigtime player that scores bigtime goals who dominated every game she played last season and Mallory Outerbridge is one of the 26 players who will play on the Ottawa Fury women’s team this season. She was the 2011 W-League most valuable player and league’s top scorer becoming the highest single-season scorer in Fury history with 17 goals, which helped the team finish the regular season with a league-high 37 points. “I am thrilled to be back,” said Outerbridge. “I came back because I had an absolute blast last year and I want to have another good season because Ottawa Fury is great place to play.” She led the Fury to a perfect 25-game unbeaten record in the regular season and she looks forward to a new season. Outerbridge has always been a team player and attributes her success to the team behind her. Even when named MVP, she shares that accomplishment with the team, saying it was a “team effort, a team trophy”. Unveiling his 26-player roster at a press conference on May 24, reigning W-League

Coach of the Year Dom Oliveri said the club’s ultimate goal this season is to win the championship. “We are one of the best WLeague clubs in the league that hasn’t one the championship,” said Oliveri. Ottawa Fury owner John Pugh hopes to building on a solid track record of strong regular seasons and playoff runs, to take their success to the next level this season. “Today we look forward to 2012 and beyond,” said Pugh Over the past 10 years, Pugh said the team has accomplished a lot and that there is a lot in the horizon for soccer fans in Ottawa. “These are exciting times for soccer in the city,” he said. Soccer fans in Ottawa will have another extra reason to celebrate this summer as Ottawa hosts the finals of the 2012 USL W-League Championship, one of the most important women’s championships in North America. “There’s quite a treat in store for soccer fans and what a way to showcase our city,”

said Pugh. According to Pugh, there isn’t anything fulfilling like winning the championship before your home crowd. “Let’s bring the finals back to Ottawa,” he said. “What could be better than having a chance to clinch the championship in front of our own fans?” On the men’s Premier Development League side, coach Stephen O’Kane is returning to the club for his second stint as head coach of the Fury men after a three-year hiatus. “Steve took us on a great ride in 2009,” said Pugh. “He put together an unbeaten 12-0 in a full season, only the seventh time the team has gone unbeaten in the history of the league. “After stepping aside for personal reasons, we are delighted he is able to return to the helm.” Unveiling his 25-man roster, O’Kane said the players he recruited this season are a passionate, hungry and determined bunch that are proven winners and want to continue their development and win-

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Parks Canada will cancel two no wake zones that were installed along the Rideau Canal through Manotick in 2011.

Contentious wake zones cancelled on Rideau Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news – Parks Canada is making waves in Manotick after it revealed plans to remove two contentious No Wake zones from the Rideau Canal through the village. Parks Canada is replacing signs for No Wake zone two from Manotick Bridge to the southern tip of Long Island and zone three from Collins Point to the Manotick Marina with educational “Watch your wake” signs instead. Currently the No Wake zones dictate boaters go 10 kilometres per hour, or dead slow. Once the signs are replaced, boaters will only be asked to create minimum wake, without a speed restriction. “In downgrading the restrictions in zones two and three from ‘no wake’ to ‘minimal wake,’ Parks Canada is counting on the support and respect of this change by the boating community to ensure that identified safety risks are addressed without creating over-reaching restrictions for all recreational users,” said Don Marrin, superintendent of Parks Canada’s Eastern Ontario office, in a statement. The No Wake zones were installed before the 2011 boating season, much to the chagrin of boaters who already had to keep a dead slow speed through two other zones be-

tween Eccolands Park and Kelly’s Landing. At the end of the boating season in November 2011, Parks Canada hosted a public consultation where many residents expressed opposition to the new zones. The zones were supposed to remain for the 2012 season, with staff promising privately-facilitated consultation in the spring. He said efforts to arrange facilitated public consultation for the 2012 season was “unsuccessful,” but consultations will be pursued again in the future. Peter Hurst, owner of Hurst Marina near the Rogers Stevens overpass south of Manotick, said the news is positive for the many residents and boaters who were against the zones. “Without much input from anybody, (Parks Canada) suddenly put all these restricted areas that just annoyed everybody. All these people have boats on the river and it was taking them forever to get to a place where they could use them,” he said. “This will simply put things back to how it used to be.” Not everyone is happy with the decision to revoke the No Wake zones, however. Pete Marshall lives inside zone two, where the channel narrows just south of Mahogany Harbour. He said the zones have helped control speed and

wake, at least to an extent. “It’s nice to have them come through at a leisurely pace rather than having them make a wake,” he said. Marshall said that while the system isn’t perfect and not everyone obeys the signs, at least there are signs there to remind people of appropriate speeds through the channel. “If you take them away they think whatever speed they go is acceptable,” Marshall said. Marshall’s neighbour Del MacKenzie has lived on the point for 36 years, and said he’s happy the 10 km speed sign will be replaced with a more general “Watch Your Wake” sign. “That’s what it should have been all along. The speed at which they should go depends on the boat,” he said, explaining that bigger boats can sometimes make bigger wake going dead slow while smaller boats can go faster without much wake. “Speed isn’t the issue, it’s the wake.” Parks Canada received a commissioned multi-year report from a private risk management consultant, who had conducted resident and business surveys and analyzed incidents resulting from high speeds and big wakes in the region. Consultant Jim Wright made a number of recommendations including the creation of the two wake zones that have now been cancelled.


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50 new stores part of Bayshore’s future Continued from front

The announcement ended with the beginning of demolition of the north-side, second-level parking platform. “This announcement is great news for the community that relies on jobs that are within walking distance,” Bay Coun. Mark Taylor said. “Bayshore has been a great neighbour and member of the community for many years and we look forward to continuing that relationship.” While there will be roughly 50 new stores calling Bayshore home, the only one specifically named was Target, which will take over the lease of the existing Zellers store. Bayshore currently boasts 165 retailers and is visited by seven million customers each year. “These improvements will generate significant economic benefits and ensure that Bayshore Shopping Centre can continue to be a strong partner to the community,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said.

At right, construction crews begin the demolition of the existing parking tower at Bayshore Shopping Centre following the announcement of plans for its renovation on May 25. Jennifer McIntosh

Kiwanis Idol hits town EMC news - Nine finalists in the 2011 edition of Kiwanis Idol will visit Scotiabank Place for the Kiwanis Idol 2012 Red Carpet Concert on June 30. The Idols will walk the red carpet at 6:30 p.m outside Scotiabank Place, then take the stage with Kiwanis Idols band at 7:30 p.m. in support of Do it for Daron. NINE BEST

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Catholic school board trustee Sheskay dead at 61 Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Katalin Sheskay, a two-term trustee with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, died suddenly on May 17. She was 61. The funeral was held on May 24 at the Sacred Space of the Beechwood Cemetery National Memorial Centre 280 Beechwood Ave. “Katalin brought her longtime passion for helping others to the board table,” said board chairman Mark Mullan. “Her dedication to supporting her schools and many community causes made her a valuable member of our board of trustees.” Mullan said he was shocked when he first heard the news of Sheskay’s death, but worked quickly to inform his fellow board members. “It certainly was a bad day,” Mullan said. “She had been suffering from some health issues, but no one expected a heart attack.” He said he will miss the dedicated trustee, as her heart was always in the right spot. Sheskay represented the Beacon Hill-Cyrville/ Gloucester school zone since first elected in 2006. An active member of four board committees, she also sat on the board of directors for the Catholic

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Despite running uncontested in the 2010 election, she said she felt privileged to hold her position and made a point of placing thank-you stickers on all her campaign signs. “I was extremely honoured when I found out I was acclaimed and I wanted to thank my constituents for continual support,” Sheskay had said. “Trustee Sheskay will be remembered for her gracious manner and for her commitment, as both an advocate and fundraiser, for many good causes.” said Julian Hanlon, director of education for the Catholic board. Sheskay’s dedication to her community did not stop at education. She actively volunteered with a number of charity groups in the city, including Habitat for Humanity, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation and the Waupoos Foundation. Sheskay is survived by her husband, daughter and two grandchildren. Sheskay was in the middle of her term as trustee. The education act offers the board two choices for finding a replacement: hold a byelection or seek applications from the community. If applicants are sought, the sitting board of trustees would choose the replacement.

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EMC sports - Jennifer Gabel came back from death camp not only alive, but successful in nabbing a spot as centre on the junior national team for Ringette Canada. Gabel, along with some teammates from her home team the AA Nepean Ravens, went to the athlete identification camp from May 17 to 21 in Toronto. “It was tough,” Gabel said. “We were on the ice up to three times a day, including playing intersquad games.” Gabel said the Sunday was the first cut, with the number of girls being whittled down from 59 to 22. She said she wasn’t surprised to be picked. “I played really well,” she said. “I was really on the top of my game.” She said she knew some of the girls at the athlete camp because she had been called up to play for the Cambridge Turbos during the 2010 nationals. Gabel will play centre on Team Canada East there is also a team composed of athletes from the western part of Canada. Both teams will participate in the 2012 U19 World Ringette Championship in London, Ont., from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. The cham-

pionships will see Canada take on the likes of Finland and Sweden. Gabel has been playing since she was four or five and said she feels like she has been playing her whole life. At the age of six she had to decide between ski racing and ringette and said she doesn’t regret her decision. Over the years she has missed birthday parties and weekend hangouts because she has been away at tournaments. “Growing up I had one friend whose birthday is on Jan. 11 and every year I would have a tournament to go to and miss it,” she said. “But people know after a while that you go pretty hard from October to February.” She said that she has made lifelong friendships playing ringette. “You go away together, you win and lose together,” she said. “You get really close with your teammates.” Gabel just finished her first year of studies in neurosciences at Carleton University and earned a research job for the summer. She said it was tough going, but she is proud of her marks and her success in ringette. “All in all I think I did pretty good,” she said. “It’s been a good year.”

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espite a recent vote against a proposal by Mayor Jim Watson to look at shrinking the number of representatives around the council table at city hall, councillors should start taking a reappraisal of Ottawa’s current ward system seriously. Watson’s proposal to initiate a study of the city’s ward system in comparison with other municipalities, based on a campaign promise to reduce the number of councillors,

may have been abrupt, but the problem the mayor is aiming to address looms over city hall all the same. Some of the councillors who voted against the proposal cited a formal review of Ottawa’s ward boundaries in 2015 as reason enough to delay tinkering with council seats. Others suggested the $250,000 cost of an early review would be a waste of money. But perhaps they’re just putting off the hard work for another day.

Ottawa’s current ward system, born of amalgamation, would be exposed as inefficient under any reasonable scrutiny. When compared with other large Canadian municipalities, Ottawans are over-represented. On average, each councillor in this city represents 40,154 residents, significantly lower than an average of the top 11 comparable muncipalities in both size and form of government, which stands at 53,346 residents for each councillor.

For the sake of further comparison, Calgary has the fewest elected representatives by population among the 11 cities, with one councillor for every 78,345 residents. On the low end is London, Ont., which has one councillor for every 26,154 citizens. Toronto (1 to 59,433), Brampton, Ont. (1 to 52,391) and Surrey, B.C. (1 to 58,531) fall around the average. Some simple arithmetic reveals that for Ottawa to move towards the average,

about six councillor positions would need to be eliminated, a number that is close to what the mayor had suggested. Why look at axing councillors? There are several compelling reasons. Ottawa is changing rapidly, with significant growth occurring in urban, suburban and rural areas of the city. The current system was distilled from the former municipalities, boundaries that no longer hold the same meaning as they did in 2001. At a minimum, taking a look at ward boundaries to see if they still make sense would be a useful exercise. Each councillor represents added cost. While it is hard

to put a price on democracy, clearly some cities are able to do more with less. Shouldn’t Ottawa’s council at least consider if it’s possible to do the same? And while the current council has avoided much of the cacophony that characterized the last, fewer voices around the council horseshoe may in fact make it easier to be heard above the din. Democratic reform is unpleasant business that no one, from self-interested politicians to disinterested voters, ever seems willing to tackle. But if councillors aren’t interested in considering such an exercise now, will they be any more ready in 2015?

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s you look forward to the next big long weekend – Canada Day – you might want to reconsider your attitude toward fireworks. For some people, the long weekend just past was the first time they became aware of the notion that fireworks are not all fun and games. Perhaps it was because there were more of them this year. Oddly, given the supposed dire conditions of the economy, cottagers engaged in expensive competitions as to who could make the loudest noises for the longest time. For three nights, it was as if the lake were under attack. It may still be going on, for all we know. What do we learn from this? Among other things, some people still have too much money. As recently as a few years ago, the summer fireworks season was small-scale and relatively harmless. A family would go down by the lake and set off a few, then stop after a few minutes. But now there are more families with more fireworks and a kind of war of the eardrums has set in. If it was just us, just people, we could endure it, even enjoy it up to a point. But there is more and more evidence that fireworks do more than disturb the peace. They also frighten wild animals, for which fireworks season is nesting time. The good clean fun fireworks lovers are having around the lake sets off a frenzy of fearful activity amongst the animals. According to a recent cottage newsletter, fireworks can be louder than gunshots or jet plane engines, so the terrified reaction of animals is not surprising, especially since many of them have a more

acute sense of hearing than we do. Animal rights groups have been aware of this for years, but the idea has not penetrated the public consciousness until recently. This is odd because dog owners are keenly aware of the problem. The Internet is full of advice to dog owners about how to deal with the intense fear that many dogs have. Dog owners are urged to play loud recorded noises in the weeks leading up to a major holiday to get dogs used to it. The owners are offered various medications they can offer their pets. The option of not having fireworks goes unmentioned. Human beings, of course, don’t mean any harm. We don’t set out to make life miserable for animals. However, we accomplish that quite easily just by being ourselves. We set out to have fun and don’t really notice that anyone or anything is inconvenienced. Or, for that matter, killed. A recent CBC radio documentary focused on the number of wolves and bears that are slaughtered each year around Banff National Park. And how do we accomplish this? With guns? With traps? No, we hit them with cars and trains. More and more of us take those highways every year, where we stand a good chance of running over something that didn’t expect a highway to be there or, for that matter, know what a highway is. The irony of it is much of the killing is being done by people in a hurry to get to the park so they can see the animals. Canada is not, relative to others, a crowded country. Still, people are moving into spaces that recently belonged mostly to animals. The animals are not used to having people around and don’t know what to do. When people begin acting like people – that is, driving cars around and making loud noises – nothing good can come out of it. The kinds of recommendations you see to cure this generally involve banning people from being people. That hardly ever works. Persuading people to think is a more promising avenue, although hardly fool-proof. For a supposedly sentient species, thinking is not always what we do best.

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Manordale-Woodvale rings in golden anniversary runs programming for seniors, children and families out of the Margaret Rywak Community Building at 68 Knoxdale Rd. They also are responsible for the maintenance of the two rinks. Miller said the association typically runs a corn roast in the fall, a winter fun day in January and a spring or summer event. In the last couple of years the local rink has hosted the Hockey Day in Ward 9 shinny tournament as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We host the events to get people out and meeting each other,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. Miller said the community association has minutes dating back decades and the current executive is working on archiving them. She said the initial local issues were often trafďŹ c and road work but now that the community is more established they are able to focus on events and programming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of those early issues are just kind of solved,â&#x20AC;? she said. But the executive has a long history of working closely with the staff in the councillorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce and the city of the day.â&#x20AC;? The dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food costs and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rides were subsidized by the community association, and proceeds from the food sales during the event were donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.

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EMC community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Manordale-Woodvale Community Association rang in their golden anniversary on May 26 with everything from a Shriners parade to bouncy castles and games. The parade travelled down Gibbard Avenue to Newhaven Street and on to Manordale Park. Carol Miller, who has been on the community associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive since the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s, said the community association was fortunate to have a number of volunteers come out for the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we were having the anniversary this year and we wanted to do something big to celebrate,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have done it without help.â&#x20AC;? Miller said the area, bounded by Craig Henry Drive, Knoxdale Road and Woodroffe Avenue to Hunt Club Road, is in a state of rejuvenation right now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of young families now that are moving back after they grew up here,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we have always been able to keep the two schools (Pope John XXIII School and Manordale Public School) open. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a cycle.â&#x20AC;? The community association

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do so? No. We’re just going to have to find the money we don’t have.” ACORN says it has about 1,600 members in the Ottawa area and Fortin said they challenged Dalton McGuinty to try and pay for the monthly food and grocery bills while receiving a meager allowance on social assistance. A single person living on the Ontario Works in the province of Ontario receives $599 per month. A person on Ontario Disability Support Program receives $1,064. In March, the membership protested the budget proposal to freeze social assistance and celebrated a small victory when the government decided to increase social assistance and the child tax benefit by one per cent in the final Ontario budget. Members have been campaign-

ing over the past year for the provincial government to take immediate action and commit to reversing the social assistance cuts from the Harris years. Fortin said she would like to see improved medical coverage and special diet allowance. “We also want to stop the clawback of money from people when they are trying to transition back into the workforce,” she said. Dave Thomasson, who joined the force of about a dozen, has been off disability since October 2010 because he refused to verify an income from a small, organic farm he was using as therapy for his bi-polar disorder. Thomasson, who now lives solely off the income of the small farm, said he was cut off because he used the Charter of Rights and

The United Way Community Builder Turning Lives Around Award was presented to Maison Fraternité by Hydro Ottawa’s David McKendry.

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Freedoms as a defence for not verifying his income. Thomasson claims ODSP legislation is harming disabled people because its regulations don’t offer the same rights to ODSP recipients. He’s taking his claim all the way to Ontario Superior Court of Justice. ODSP claws back 50 per cent of earnings after the first $100. Thomasson’s farm was eventually going to allow him to “exit ODSP responsibly” and not rely on social assistance for drug benefits. Overall members of ACORN say they are just asking for a fair shake and want to see the rates of social assistance rise with the cost of living. “The cost of food, especially allergy sensitive food, goes up, but my cheque doesn’t,” Fortin said.

For the third consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa sponsored the celebration’s Turning Lives Around award, which was presented to Maison Fraternité. The award recognizes those who help the homeless, people with mental health and addictions problems, and those in crisis get the support they need. Maison Fraternité was honoured for their work with Francophone youths struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. Their services include an in-school intervention service and a residential day program. “Organizations like Maison Fraternité do so much to make Ottawa a better place. It’s an honour to help recognize their dedication to our community through the Community Builder Awards,” said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hydro Ottawa. Hydro Ottawa and its employees are strong supporters of the United Way. Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro Ottawa’s United Way campaigns have raised more than $1 million over the past 11 years. “Contributing to the well-being of our community has always been a part of Hydro Ottawa’s core mandate,” said Conrad. “Each year our employees generously give back to the community we serve.”

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EMC news – Algonquin students got a chance to air their projects on American airwaves May 27 thanks to a relationship between College Coun. Rick Chiarelli and public broadcaster WPBS. Dubbed Algonquin Hour the 60-minute special featured a dozen short films, animation, commercials, documentaries and commercials made in the college’s television, animation and documentary labs. Jeremy Atherton, head of the broadcasting program at the college, said the animation material was uniquely suited to work as fillers for the station out of Watertown, N.Y. “They don’t have commercials because they are a public broadcaster,” he said. “But a lot of the material is made for commercials so they have to fill in with music videos and stuff.” Atherton said he hoped to continue the relationship because it provided a venue for the work the students were already doing. “I think because they knew they would have an audience they worked harder,” Atherton said. “It also creates a lot of buzz about the program and provides employers with an example of real-world experience.” Chiarelli campaigned for

the station in 2009 after Rogers Cable threatened to switch the PBS affiliate to a Detroit station. “Something like 80 per cent of the stations donations come out of Ottawa,” Chiarelli said, adding he was not surprised by the widespread support he received to keep the station on the local dial. “I got a very thankful call from the executive at the station and they asked if there

was anything they could do,” Chiarelli said. “I said I didn’t need anything, but there is all this content being created at the college that they could use.” Lynn Brown, executive vice president of the WPBS, said she was surprised at the calibre of the content. “It was really neat to see the creativity,” she said. “All the students were basically given the same assignment but they each had their own take based

on their backgrounds and experiences.” One of the shows that aired is called Redicule, which is a documentary by graduate Eric Mcallister. The piece was named best documentary among broadcast schools across the country by the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada. “That really shows the calibre of the work,” Atherton said.

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Volunteers are key to CHEOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success Eddie Rwema eddie.rwema@metroland.com

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For the past 15 years, Jean Voth has volunteered at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, but

never did she expect anything in return. When she was announced the winner of the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award, she was shocked.

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or tear. A disc herniation is when a disc â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bulgesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; out from between vertebrae and put pressure on the spinal nerves and cord. Symptoms of a disc bulge with nerve compression may include sharp shooting pain, numbness, tingling,and weakness into the legs. Both injuries are likely to occur as a result of over use, poor conditioning, and improper body mechanics while lifting and stressing the spine. Most episodes of back pain last a few days and are resolved within a few weeks. The ďŹ rst 1-2 days are the most painful and it is recommended to have your back evaluated by a healthcare practitioner. A visit to your local family

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On May 23, the Volunteer Association of CHEO named Nepean resident Voth the volunteer of the year for her outstanding care she has provided to patients and their families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am humbled. I am still in shock but that is the way it is,â&#x20AC;? she said. She said volunteering seems only natural, adding that she has been fortunate to have done it at CHEO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a great honour and I am very happy I was chosen. Once you start volunteering it just gets into your blood and you anxious to do it and it becomes part of you,â&#x20AC;? said Voth. Voth has volunteered two mornings a week on the infant and toddler ward where she helps keep childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind off their hospital stay by playing with them. She cuddles babies when their parents need rest or cannot be with them, and helps families to make their hospital stay less difďŹ cult. Dee Derby, president, CHEO Volunteer Association, said the hospital staff rave over Vothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positive energy, her empathy and her selďŹ&#x201A;ess care for patients and their families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are grateful for her on-going commitment to the unit over all these years, always ďŹ nding a way to prioritize the children and CHEOâ&#x20AC;?. Derby noted that it was the

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EMC news – The only library in Knoxdale-Merivale ward could be on the move. The Ottawa Public Library’s plan for capital works includes a search for a new building for the Emerald Plaza branch. The OPL has tried to acquire more space in the shopping plaza to expand

the library but that has proved unsuccessful the library board heard on May 14. “We never seem to be able to come up with more space in that plaza,” said Richard Stark, manager of facilities planning and development for OPL. “It’s one of our busiest branches,” he added. “It’s very crowded.”

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Falling deeper into a dark place The increasing number of adolescents seeking care for mental health issues has skyrocketed, but stagnant funding is straining the system tion started in January 2011. First, they went through their own wait-list of clients who wanted access to counselling, before opening up the clinic for others. Originally one day a week, it expanded to two days this past October. “When they wait, their situation deteriorates,” Gravelle said, of the children and youths. “That helped clients, knowing that when they need service, they could just come by.” And it’s been what a large percentage of their clients needed. April 2011 to March 2012 saw 680 clients come to the walk-in – and 67 per cent didn’t need referrals for future services, taking some pressure off CHEO.

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EMC news - It would be a heartbreaking experience for any mother. Kathy Brunsdon sat by the phone for a week at her Stitsville home, making call after call, concerned about her 15-year-old daughter Hannah. Daron Richardson, a 14-year-old girl who lived nearby, had recently died of suicide. And Kathy was concerned that Hannah was displaying the warning signs she was reading about. She already had a psychiatric referral in at CHEO, but hadn’t heard anything back. “I don’t remember anything,” Hannah, a Canterbury High School student, said about the time. “I felt like I was hovering above myself. It was just a horrible time.” Kathy waited. “I hadn’t heard back and Daron Richardon’s suicide happened and I started to panic,” she said. “I tried calling for an entire week, leaving a message every day. I sat right there by the phone. I don’t remember moving from the phone, just waiting and waiting and waiting.” Since then, mental health services for youth throughout the city have seen a spike in demand. SPIKE

In 2011, CHEO saw 1,479 psychiatric crisis visits to its emergency department, mostly teenagers with depression and anxiety related issues. That’s 50 per cent increase in two years, served by the same 25 beds and staff numbers that the psychiatric ward had in 2009. CHEO has stated that in Ontario, one in five youth have some type of mental health problem, but only one in six of those get the help they need. That means for every 30 youth in Ontario, five have mental health problems that may go untreated. Ottawa has seen a swell of awareness in the media and at public events since the high-profile death of Daron Richardson, daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson in November 2010, and Jamie Hubley in October 2011, city councillor Allan Hubley’s son “Certainly in November 2010, over a couple of week period of time we saw this remarkable increase,” said Dr. Hazen Gandy, director of child and adolescent mental health services at CHEO. “We expected the volume of business to return to the consistent level, but it’s continued since then.” It’s a cause and effect that has spiralled out of control, leading youth and parents alike through traumatizing months on a waitlist before they can get treatment. Comparing CHEO’s increase in demand for psychiatric services to 24

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Hannah, left, and Kathy Brunsdon were thrown into a complicated youth mental health system when Hannah, now 16, was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2010. The Brunsdons were put on a waiting list in 2009 around the time of Daron Richardon’s death – a time period that saw a spike in demand for youth mental health services. other hospitals is hard – children’s hospitals vary significant in catchment area and size, and the detailed mental health statistics only began to be released in 2011. But CHEO had more than 1,400 visits to the emergency room for mental health issues in 2011, the greatest number in the province. The second-highest demand in Ontario was at the Children’s Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre with 845. The third, Lakeridge Health Corporation, saw 625.

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Gandy said overall emergency room visits have gone up, but the increase in mental health visits exceeds the overall increase. “There are other places seeing a fairly significant increase, so I don’t think we’re alone,” he said. “But certainly in eastern Ontario, we’re seeing substantial increases.” The youth psychiatry program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre serves referrals for 16 to 18years-old from CHEO’s emergency room, so the demand has hit the program just as hard. “We started seeing some increase at the end of 2009, but there has

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been a big surge since Daron Richardson, and then that was followed by Jamie Hubley,” said Dr. Smitta Thatte, youth psychiatry clinical director. “And it hasn’t stopped.” In 2009, Thatte said the department had 10 to 12 referrals a month – today, they see 25 to 30 youths a month. “Definitely more than a two-fold increase in referrals,” Thatte said. “There is always somebody waiting.” Campaigns like Do it For Daron – an awareness campaign for recognizing mental illness and reducing stigma – has helped identify many more youth who can benefit from help. “You’re told that it will be nine months (on the waitlist),” said Kathy. “And OK, but someone just died. And supposedly the parents didn’t know at all, there were no cues. And here I am, and I’m trying to make things better and I can’t because there’s nobody to help me, nobody to guide me.” Gandy said he hasn’t seen an increase of parents crying wolf, and CHEO truly is seeing more patients who have significant mental health issues coming forward. “When they said that I must have a mental illness, it was right around the time they started Do it For Daron,” Hannah said. “So that was a huge part of my story, being able to realize, and realize that it’s OK. And to realize I needed to get help before it turned into something that I wasn’t able to be in control of.” It’s an increase that has forced

every mental health organization in Ottawa to respond and make changes in the way they offer services, including permanent changes to their day-to-day operations. CHEO has stopped taking any elective cases, meaning waitlists for services to support children with ADHD or anxiety disorders have been stretched even further. MORE WORKERS

They’ve hired more crisis workers to cover evenings and weekends and have asked other partners, like family physicians, to provide more mental health care. “We’ve really shifted our resources for acute care, and that’s allowed us to manage the trends,” Gandy said. “It’s robbing Peter to Paul. It’s not like we’re adding new resources.” The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) has been one of the partners to step up to try and fill the gap. Francine Gravelle, director of mental health services at the YSB, has responded with a walk-in clinic that can help before youths get treatment somewhere like CHEO. “A five month waitlist (at the Royal or CHEO) isn’t realistic,” Gravelle said. “Not all should be waiting when a few (counselling) sessions can provide them with the support they need.” YSB runs a variety of mental health services, including shortterm and long-term counselling, but the walk-in clinic, held twice a week at their Carling Avenue loca-

“As one parent said, it’s a bumpy ride,” Gravelle said. The walk-in clinic provides a buffer zone for clients in the grey area between in-crisis and at risk of suicide. Seeking treatment for youth mental health can be tough. “I think this is a great time to be looking at how the different groups and agencies can partner together, and there are solutions,” Gandy said. Resources can be funded through the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, or Ministry of Children and Youth Services. YSB is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, while CHEO gets funding through the Ministry of Health. “This whole system is somewhat fragmented,” said Thatte. “So really the parents and the patients don’t know which door to go in, and many times they are referred to different places.” The consensus is that a better network of services needs to be formed to support one another, and to provide integrated care. “The reality is, the system is complicated. It has silos, it’s not easy to navigate,” Gandy said. “How do all these agencies begin to talk to each other to make it easier to get the right service at the right time?” And for Hannah and Kathy, a mother and daughter who spent hours researching and studying the course of treatment, they would like to see prevention taught earlier. Hannah ended up on a nine-month waitlist for CHEO and eventually, after insurance covered some private treatment, was able to get help at the Royal, which had a shorter waitlist. She participates in YouthNet at CHEO, a support group that doesn’t require a doctor’s referral, and runs a gender-specific group session, as well as organizing therapeutic arts and recreation activities. See DEMAND on page 25


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Demand for mental health services may be unsustainable Continued from page 24

changes they can with the resources they But she thinks that getting to that break- have. But staff are still anxious about future ing point where she couldn’t bring herself to growth, as they expect numbers to continue get out of bed in the morning – days she can’t to rise. even remember – wouldn’t have happened “Certainly if it continues to increase at the if she had been taught coping strategies in rate that we’ve seen, it’s not going to be susschool from an early age. tainable for us,” said Gandy. “You don’t just wake up A mental health strategy one morning and you’re feelfor Canada titled Changing ing suicidal. You wake up “Certainly if it Directions, Changing Lives each morning just feeling a continues to was recently released, which bit worse,” Hannah said. “So highlights improving access I think we need more of what increase at the rate to the right combination of we have. A YouthNet here, that we’ve seen, services and treatments, and YSB centres, walk-in centres an increase in funding to fix it’s not going to be in different places.” the current problem. Gandy said with more re- sustainable for us.” The report supports partsources, not only could youth nerships and treatments in a DR. HAZEN GANDY who haven’t been admitted variety of ways, but sums it be treated, but those who are up in the introduction with high-risk patients could poone clear statement: the status tentially be discharged sooner. quo is not an option. And fundraising for awareness shouldn’t CHEO recommends using www.e-mentalshift focus, Thatte said. But she said they re- health.ca as a resource for parents or youth main hopeful that increased awareness in the looking for information. The YSB crisis line community will result in pressure on the gov- is available for youth or parents 24-hours a ernment to increase resources. day at 1-877-377-7775 or by email at crisis@ At CHEO, they’ve made almost all the ysb.on.ca.

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t looked like we were going to have a bountiful garden that year. The tomatoes were already high enough to be staked and we were picking away at the bright green lettuce leaves for sandwiches. It was when the peas and green beans started to sprout that Mother grew concerned that if she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do something fast, the crows, the squirrels and the rabbits would be feeding on them before we did. It was a problem that had to

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could give advice on everything from making soap to who were the best customers when peddling produce in town. Yes, it was time to call on Mrs. Beam. She came and went right to

the garden. She took one look at what passed for a scarecrow, a slat of wood stuck in the ground with an old plaid shirt of Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hanging over it and made clucking noises like a Leghorn hen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scare away a hummingbird,â&#x20AC;? she said. It was obvious she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to leave until a decent scarecrow was in our garden. She hollered at Everett who was cleaning out the henhouse. She pointed to the

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drive shed, crooked a finger at Everett and they both headed for the open door where Father kept his tools and odd pieces of wood. Mrs. Beam pointed to two long pieces two-by-four and ordered Everett to nail them in the shape of a cross. It was so big, I wondered how he was going to get it out of the shed. But between him and Mrs. Beam, it was lugged over to the garden. On the way out of the drive shed, Mrs. Beam grabbed a shovel and it sure looked like she meant business. She went right to the centre of the garden. With her right foot jammed onto the shovel she started to dig. When the hole was deep enough to her liking, she ordered Everett to stand the thing up in the cavity and then she proceeded to anchor it with the dirt. She gave it a couple of good whacks with the shovel and told Mother to get some of Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work clothes out of the house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And bring a straw hat too,â&#x20AC;? she bellowed. Mrs. Beam was well prepared. She had grabbed a hammer and nails from the drive shed and instead of putting the overalls on the wood frame, she nailed them to the two-by-fours, but the plain shirt was put on the cross bar, the straw hat anchored to the top with more nails and the job was finished. It looked like a 10-foot giant standing in the middle of the garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That should do it,â&#x20AC;? she said, standing back and planting a gum-rubbered foot right on a patch of green lettuce. She assured Mother nothing would come near the garden. A scarecrow that size, she said, would scare off a moose. The day passed. Occasionally I would take a peek out

into the garden and it seemed to be working. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a bird or rabbit in sight. Father, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in scarecrows, never said a word other than he hoped Mrs. Beam hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used the good nails he had just bought at Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store. The next morning, just after breakfast, I went out to take a look at the scarecrow. It was

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still there all right. But on one of the boards representing an arm, there were four crows and on the other outstretched arm a squirrel was eating a belly full of something. I knew not what, but was reasonably sure it came out of the garden. I ran in the house to tell Mother. She headed for the garden waving a big tea towel in the general direction of the scarecrow. The birds just looked at her and never moved a muscle until she was almost on top of them. Mother said she thought she should call Mrs. Beam again. Father said to save her energy. Gardens had been planted on that farm for three generations, and something you just put up with were crows, squirrels and rabbits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Beam better stay with delivering babies,â&#x20AC;? he said under his breath.

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Your Children’s Aid Home Alone Summer is almost here, and families are preparing for holidays. It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is only 4 weeks away, and for some, planning for child care over the summer holidays can be extremely stressful, complicated, and expensive. Especially challenging for parents is finding appropriate care arrangements for children over the age of 10. The ultimate question at this time of year, is ‘at what age can a child be left home alone or to care for others’? Leaving a child unattended under the age of 10 is in contravention of the criminal code, and the CAS of Ottawa does not recommend that parents leave a child under 12 to care for other children. Although the law has determined that children over the age of 10 can legally be left unsupervised, it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that regardless of their age, children under the age of 16 are safe or in the very least make provisions for their safety. This means ensuring a proper readiness and safety planning for children or youth who are left alone. Making this decision can be stressful for parents, who need to consider a wide range of factors when determining when their child is ready to be home alone. For example, is your child able to make sound decisions as it relates to their ability to handle emergency situations? Are their surroundings safe? How long will they be left alone? For some parents who consider these factors, it may become evident that even their 14 year old is not ready. For older youth for whom being left alone can lead to boredom related risky behaviours, there are a wide range of challenging and engaging recreational activities in the city to keep them busy. Involving teens and preteens in the planning of their summer activities may also help to ensure they will have fun and stay safe throughout the summer For more information on leaving children home alone call 613-747-7800.

After a false start, gardening season is finally underway but it’s important to apply a few easy tips so that you don’t have conflicts with wildlife. First, though, remember that if you see a four-legged wild critter around your property, it is very likely a mother with babies stashed nearby. The birthing season is at its peak between April and July when adult animals seek out spots closer to us and away from predators. It is a temporary situation, and once the babies are a little bigger, mother will move them back to a more natural setting. In the meantime, don’t take any action that you may regret until you check out www.wild-

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God

Nursery and Church School provided Website: www.knoxmanotick.ca

Pastor: Rev. Kelly Graham Knox church ofďŹ ce: 613-692-4228

Protestant Worship with Sunday School 09:30 Roman Catholic Mass with Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy 11:00

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FOR RENT

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WOMAN PAINTER

Alliance Housing Co-op

Short Term Stays in the GTA Residence & Conference Centres in both Oakville and Brampton ON. 30 day stays from $44/night. Group, nightly and weekly rates also. 2 bdr furnished accommodation. Continental breakfast included on stays less than 30 days. dcarroll@stayrcc.com or www.stayrcc.com $44

Reasonable, References.

FIREWOOD FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Early Bird Special. All Hardwood. 613-839-1485

BUSINESS SERVICES Alba Home Services Eavestroughing and Roofing Specialist We also specialize in; Facia, Soffit, Siding. Call NOW for a free estimate; (613) 831-9802 www.albahomeservices.com

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ALL CHIMNEY REPAIR & RESTORATION Brick & stonework. Workmanship guaranteed. Free estimates. Call Jim, 613-291-1228, or 613-831-2550

House Cleaning Service Sparkle & Shine

Professional, dependable, customeroriented. Bi/Weekly. Tailored to your needs. For a free consultation/estimate. 613-295-3663

Multiple Family Yard/Street sale. Bells Corners, Songbird Private Saturday, June 2nd. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (across from Aubrey Moodie School)

Beautiful treed views. 8 Acres of Park Setting. Secure 24hr monitoring. 100 Varley Lane

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3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1037 per month plus utilities.

613-831-3445 613-257-8629 www.rankinterrace.com

LAWN & GARDEN A&M LAWN Maintenance: Lawn & Garden Clean-up, Aeration, Lawn cutting. Maynard 613-290-0552 CEDAR HEDGES 6 ft. HIGH. Free delivery with full truck load. Freshly dug. Greely Area. $6.25/tree. Gerry 613-821-3676

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Looking for some place fun and safe for your dog while you are away this summer? Try Dragonluck Kennels. We offer playing together off leash with the others on 30 acres of fields and pond. For more information see our website at www.dragonluck .ca or call (613)831-3236.

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Do you want to stop drinking? There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Phone 613-258-3881 or 613-826-1980.

Do You own a dog or cat? Do you know what to do in an emergency? Can you provide First Aid for them until you can get Veterinary Assistance? Take a Pet First Aid Course. Walks”N’Wags curriculum taught by trained instructors. Call (613)831-3236 for next course.

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We are currently looking for mature, flexible part time nutrition and circuit coaches. Must have an interest in nutrition and fitness. Available to work various shifts including nights and weekends. Have experience in customer service, sales and enjoy working with the public.

Required 16 hrs per week for Family Doctors Office Position starts in September. Prefect for the Semi Retired Please mail or drop off resume to : Dr. Selwyn de Souza 1907 Baseline Rd. Unit 101 Ottawa Ontario. K2C OC7

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DOG SITTING. Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily. Marg 613-721-1530.

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$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

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WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613-831-5029. www.stevehollingworth.ca

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Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

Email your resume asap to curvesnepeans@bellnet.ca

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Kemptville- 3 Bedroom country home. Large, updated century stone home, large yard, above ground pool, modern appliances. Located on Highway 43, Kemptville, 3 minutes East of Walmart. $2,500.00/month plus utilities (Large barn and paddocks also available for rent). Contact Don at dstephenson@dandglandscaping .com for more information or to schedule an appointment.

SUMMER JOBS Shouldice Berry Farms is looking for bright energetic people who enjoy the outdoors for summer employment at our strawberry farm and kiosk’s in the city and some rural towns. (No Picking Required) apply online at shouldicefarm.com

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Saturday, June 2nd, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 2367 Riley Ave. (off Iris) Winter tires on rims, gardening tools and much more. VANCOUVER AVE Street Sale, Bank and Walkley area, 2-day event, June 2 and 3. 9-3. Huge variety.

Attention: Do you have 5-15 hours/week? Turn it into $5000/month on your computer. Online training, flexible hours. www.debsminioffice.com

Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

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Britannia Village Annual Garage Sale. Areas include: (Howe to Cassels St. & Britannia Rd). Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. Rain date Sunday, June 3. Something for everyone.

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Propane stove, 30” $400. Electric stove, 24” $150. Chip wagon, needs TLC, school bus, running condition, $7500. 613-345-0606.

Full time sales person needed for west end jewelery store. No evenings or Sundays. Fax resume to: 613-726-0501.

FOR RENT Renovations Contractor Kitchen cupboards installation, ceramic tile, hardwood, laminate, basements, carpentry & decks. Experienced. Seniors discount. Please contact Ric. ric@SmartRenos.com or 613-831-5555.

Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

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Home Inspection Certified home inspector available. Includes infared scan, multi point report, and clean reliable service. Call 613-796-4236.

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Is building a waiting list for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. $775 - $881 per month PARTICIPATION of 4 hours per month is mandatory for being a Co-op member. For info and application forms, all family members 18 yrs and older must attend an Orientation session held on June 5th, at 131 Firewood Private. Doors will open at 7:00 pm for registration and session will begin at 7:30 pm sharp, at which time the doors will be locked. Late comers will NOT be accepted. See our website at www.alliance-housingcoop.ca

MORTGAGES

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Quality paint, interior/ exterior. Wallpapering. Specializing in preparing houses for sale/rent. 14 years experience. Free estimates,

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Wellington House, Prescott, a 60-bed LTC facility has the following openings: -RN-permanent part time days, evenings and nights. -RN-temporary full time evenings. -Permanent part time,certified MDS RAI coordinator. Applications can be sent to: Sandra Sheridan Fax: (613)925-5425.

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10 Broadview Avenue West, Smiths Falls. Open House June 3, 12-2 pm. Move in Ready- Completely renovated, this charming 1-Ί storey home sits on just under an acre of property in a great suburban location! Open concept, modern 3 bedroom home with many recent updates including a brand new kitchen and bathroom. A short commute to Ottawa! Abundance of character with the quality of original hardwood floors, new ceramic tile throughout. Step outside to your own private oasis with brand a new 500 sq. ft. deck, concrete lower patio leading to an inviting in ground pool surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Full of character, this home has all of the amenities including central air, natural gas, full basement with workshop and laundry/storage area, new windows, roof, furnace, exterior doors, stainless steel appliances, fixtures, power garage door. Privately set back off street with large circular driveway, close to schools and shops. A perfect place to call home! For more information and photos go to: w w w. c o m f r e e . c o m / 3 2 1 1 5 0 $259,900.

1998 Infinity 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class A motorhome, 454 Chev Vortex motor, 109,000 km, no pets, no smoking. Selling for health reasons. Priced to sell fast. $18,500. (613)542-8010.

Almost 2 acres with stream running through, village of Harlem. $500 down with owner financing. 613-326-0599.

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REAL ESTATE SERVICES Waterfront RV park; picturesque pristine Pickeral Lake. Canteen and rental cottages. Owner retiring. Details: Gerry Hudson 1(613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

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2002 Prowler sleeps 4, full stand up shower A/C. Specially built trailer, call for details, with decks, shed . Must see in person. $16,900 or best offer. includes lots fess for 2012 Can be seen at Camel Chute Campground check it out at www.camelchutecampround.ca 613-851-2865

Please apply on-line at minto.com or fax your resumes to (613) 788-2758, attention: Jensa.

Quiet adult campground near Merrickville on Rideau River. Big lots. All services. Good fishing. Season $1150. Trailers also available. 613-269-4664.

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VACATION/COTTAGES 2 bedroom cottage Hay Island, 1000 Islands, Gananoque. Fully furnished, sleeps 4-6, boat access only, private dock. Weekly $750. Monthly available. d.ohearn@hotmail.com.

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Are you looking for a fast-paced, creative and challenging work environment? Are you a self motivated individual that consistently over achieves? If so, WagJag.com is looking for you!

Gloria Thompson is 85! June 4, 2012 Dundas Manor, Winchester Happy Birthday Mom/Nanny/Gloria! With love from Greg & Sue, Mike & Pat, Shane & Laura grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends

WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.

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House cleaning service. Simplify your life. Let us to clean your house. Low price, trained staff, references. Call us: (613)262-2243, Tatiana.

Masonry work, new construction, brick, stone, parging, repairs, pointing and chimney repair. Please call Al (613)868-0946 or (613)830-2346.

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WagJag.com currently has an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Sales Consultant to join our Ottawa team. The WagJag.com brand, a leading Canadian online daily deal destination, offers amazing deals on restaurants, spas, fashion, activities, and events on behalf of a growing number of retailers in Canada. We deliver great offers by assembling a group of "WagJaggers" with combined purchasing power.

If you are a highly self-motivated, energetic and results focused sales professional and want to build a career in the dynamic industry of online media, forward your resume to Stephanie.holmes@metroland.com by May 18th, 2012. THE POSITION:  Identify and cold call prospects to develop new business  Negotiate and structure sales agreements  Develop and build strong relationships with clients  Respond promptly to sales enquiries, and provide thorough customer follow up  Consistently deliver against aggressive revenue targets  Generate insertion orders  Contact advertisers regarding campaign optimization, growth strategies, and opportunities  Act as an ambassador of the brand at events (occasional evenings/weekends)

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Gold and Silver Coins Selling for Highest Prices in Over 30 Years Due to Weak Economy and It’s Happening Right Here in Nepean/Ottawa West! By DAVID MORGAN STAFF WRITER

ICC will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1968 and U.S. coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICC members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1968. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1968 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors also known as ICC. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICC member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICC and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all U.S. half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICC. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICC will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

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COMMUNITY

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Volunteer honoured for helping refugees get furniture Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

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Nathalie Maione and her organization were recently recognized by the United Way with a Belonging to the Community Award.

EMC community - Seven years ago, Nathalie Maione had an idea to help refugees who had recently arrived in Ottawa acquire furniture for their new homes. On May 17, the United Way recognized her brainchild, Helping With Furniture, by making the organization the latest recipient of the Belonging To The Community Award as part of its annual Community Builders awards gala. In those seven years, Maione, with the help of her family, friends and more than 80 dedicated volunteers, have put in about 150 hours a week driving across the city to make a difference for nearly 700 families. The organization began in 2005 when Maione joined her church’s outreach group to help refugee families. Armed with a white Ford van, the mother of six offered to help deliver furniture for a family of four who had just moved to Ottawa from Mexico. “It kind of just grew into what it is now,” Maione said.

“All of a sudden there was another family in need and we looked for more furniture. Then we had too much furniture and needed storage, it just kept going.” Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney’s office nominated the organization for their efforts. “I wasn’t thinking about an award or things like that, although we are very proud of this award. But I did what I did to help others,” Maione said. “I know there is a need and if we stop then there will be no one to fill that need.” Tierney was full of praise for the organization’s efforts. “I am very proud to be here tonight to recognize this year’s recipient of the Belonging to Community award because I know this group, especially their leader, Nathalie Maione very well,” Tierney said at the gala. “She is from my riding and my office nominated her team. And believe me, their achievements are astounding.” Maione spends her days running a home daycare, but once all the children are

picked up, she is helping people move. “Sometimes I am really tired, but as soon as I am out there I have so much energy and I really love it,” Maione said. She said most of her volunteers are former families who have benefited from the organization, all wanting the help others and the result can sometimes be like a big family get-together. “The best part is being able to make a lot of people happy with this, we are handling a need, and I think by doing this, it helps everyone out,” she said. During an average job, there can be anywhere from 12 to17 people helping with the effort. “Everyone is laughing and happy, it is a joyous occasion it is not like charity,” Maione said. Her children, aged between 11 and 33, all help out. The older ones are manning the Twitter acounts and the press releases and the younger ones are waiting to be strong enough to lug the furniture. The only thing Maione said she would change is the timing of the project. “I would have started a lot earlier, if I had known about it,” Maione said. “This has given me the ability to do a lot of things and I really, truly have a new admiration for people who deliver – it is really hard.” The United Way presented 12 awards to volunteers and organizations at the gala. Among the winners were Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, the recipient of the Community Builder of the Year award and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, who received the Speak Up Award honouring his courage in elevating awareness about bullying in schools.

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Individuals and organizations also recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community • Community Builder Award – Growing Up Great: Better Beginnings, Better Futures • Community Builder Award – Turning Lives Around: Maison Fraternité • Community Builder Award – Give: IBM • Community Builder Award – Take Action: Ottawa Senior Pride Network • Community Builder Award – United Way Ambassador: Barbara MacKinnon, Executive Director, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa • Community Builder Award – United Way Volunteer of the Year: Wayne Wouters, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Government of Canada • Community Builder Award – Best United Way Campaign Enterprise Holdings • Community Builder Award – Best Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign: The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada


NEWS

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Mill receives $100,000 donation for its leaking roof Anonymous gift shocks fundraisers, doubles coffers Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news – “It’s like the heavens opened up and down it came.” Those were the words of pure awe from Terry McGovern, chairman of the Raise the Roof fundraising campaign at Watson’s Mill, after he learned that an anonymous donor will give $100,000 to the mill’s roof replacement fund. The donation was announced on Sunday, May 27 just before Les Emmerson took the stage for a Raise the Roof benefit concert at Manotick United Church. The donation was processed through the Community Foundation of Ottawa, and vice president Bibi Patel presented an oversized cheque to Watson’s Mill manager Isabel Geoffrion. McGovern said he was in total shock when he heard days before anyone else that such a large private donation was being made. “You could have knocked me over with a feather, it was astounding. This was beyond anything you could dream of, especially from an individual,” he said. The historic grist mill on the Rideau River has a chronically leaking roof that is in dire need of replacement. A fundraising committee has been quietly pushing its Raise the Roof campaign to its own members and contacts since December 2011, but only officially launched the campaign on May 5 during the mill’s opening day. Approximately $500,000 is needed to replace the roof. The fundraising committee

knows that $150,000 is set aside in mill reserves, and hopes another $150,000 will come from government funding and grants from Trillium Foundation and similar organizations. That leaves $200,000 the committee hopes to raise through community support by the end of 2012, so the roof can be replaced by summer 2013. On the mill’s opening day, the committee had already collected $72,000 in community donations, including a $20,000 donation from the Manotick Kiwanis.

You could have knocked me over with a feather, it was astounding. This was beyond anything you could dream of, especially from an individual. TERRY MCGOVERN, RAISE THE ROOF CHAIRMAN

Only three weeks later that amount had more than doubled with the addition of the $100,000 donation. “Our next milestone is Dickinson Day and I had hoped we’d have $100,000 by the end of Dickinson Days. And now here we go. We have that and more,” McGovern said. With approximately $175,000 of community funding in the bank, that portion of the campaign is almost at its goal - seven months early. “We’re now at that high

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Raise the Roof chairperson Terry McGovern was shocked to find out that a private donor has given $100,000 to its fundraising campaign – half of what Watson’s Mill hoped to raise in the community, and a fifth of what they need overall to replace the roof. percentage of our goal, our overall goal,” McGovern said. He said the biggest advantage to such a large donation is that the mill now has enough to start the tendering process and to get a proper quote for how much the roof replacement will actually cost. “Up to this point it’s been kind of speculative. Now... we’ll have a clearer idea of what we have to generate to get the construction part up

and going. It allows us to get some clarity,” he said.

For more information about the mill and how to

contribute, visit www.watsonsmill.com.

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

June 2 Community garage sale from 8 to noon. Trend-Arlington residents will be selling lots of great stuff. Check out local driveways and the community building at 50 Bellman. Trend-Arlington is located west of Greenbank Road, between Banner and Hunt

June 3 Westcliffe Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westcliffe community building, 681 Seyton Dr.

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June 6 and 7 Agincourt Road Public School is holding its annual bargain book blowout. Thousands of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs will be available at bargain prices at 1250 Agincourt Rd., off Maitland on June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.,

FOR THE PERFECT SUMMER HOLIDAY Summer Waterfront Rental enjoy a week in paradise on the Mississippi River Just 20 min from Kanata

Come celebrate 10 years of the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. at LongďŹ eldsDavidson Heights Secondary School, 149 Berrigan Dr. Tickets are $10 at the door. This is an 18-piece big band consisting of grade 7, 8, 9 and 10 students from the Ottawa region. Find out more about the Ottawa Junior Jazz Band at ojjb.ca.

June 8 Bayshore Home Health welcomes author Lyndsay Green and the Canadian Stroke Network on keeping your brain healthy: reducing risk of stroke and dementia, to their Seniors Month and Wellness 101 Celebration. This free event takes place at Ben Franklin Place Cham-

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bers, 101 Centrepointe Dr. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First speaker at 10 a.m. Seniors, caregivers, healthcare professionals all welcome. Advance registration required. Call Jennifer at 613-323-3188 or email jmay@bayshore.ca or visit www.bayshore.ca.

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June 13 Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Central Club invites you and your friends to a Splash of Colour dessert buffet. Feature: internationally acclaimed artist Kevin Dodds, Art Gallery-Arnprior Ontario, his paintings with the Lang Company, calendars, cards, gifts. Music: Talented soloist Sharen Dean. Speaker: Carol Rodgers of Cambridge, Ont., Letting Your Life Become Your Legacy. $6 and ďŹ rst timers $2, 1 p.m., St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 971 Woodroffe. RSVP: 613-2288004. All women welcome!

June 16 Water garden tour, presented by the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society, showcasing seven varied styles and sizes of water gardens during the day and one spectacular evening pond. All

proceeds to go towards the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Centre water feature project. Tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $15 per person. Tour booklet and wristband for this self-guided tour are available at www.ottawawatergardens. com/events.htm or at Ritchie Feed and Seed, 1390 Windmill Ln. after May 21. Wednesdays Buns in the Oven, a free program for pregnant moms led by a nurse and a parent educator at South Nepean Community Health Centre, 4100 Strandherd Dr., suite 201, runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in May. For more information or to register, please call Susan 613-288-2825, ext. 2134.

June 16 Ottawa Solar Energy Fair from 9 a.m. to noon at city hall 110 Laurier Ave. W. Invest in solar. get the facts on new Ontario solar rules, MicroFIT technologies, investment options and joining a renewable energy co-operative.

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ers Dennis Mitschke or Susan Zambonin. The estimated cost will be about $2,000 per person, which includes airfare and room and board for the week. Tax receipts will be provided for the trip costs and team members may fundraise with family, friends and coworkers. Interested volunteer can contact Dennis at denmit135@ yahoo.ca.

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NEWS

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Community groups back anti-bullying bill Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Community groups offered their support to the Accepting Schools Act during hearings in Ottawa on May 22 focusing on the antibullying legislation the provincial government is looking to put in place before the new school year. “The Accepting Schools Act offers real change and supports youth initiatives in ways that we have never seen before,” said Jeremy Dias, founder of Jer’s Vision, speaking at the hearing. If implemented, the act would introduce tougher consequences for bullying and hate-motivated actions, up to, and including, expulsion from school. It would also require all school boards to support students who want to promote gender equity, anti-racism, understanding and respect for people with disabilities and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including groups with the name gay-straight alliance or other such names. It would also add a definition of bullying to the Education Act. The meeting, hosted at the Ottawa Mariott Hotel by Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, saw a number of community representatives speak in favour of the bill and about the importance of making a

changes sooner rather than later. “We have a responsibility to take leadership in bringing this legislation through,” Naqvi said. “When I hear about a young person taking their life, I feel I am failing in my job and that is why we are trying to implement this quickly.”

The Accepting Schools Act offers real change and supports youth initiatives in ways that we have never seen before JEREMY DIAS, JER’S VISION FOUNDER

But critics of the bill say by going quickly, the government risks leaving out the views of others in the province. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said she is working hard at making sure those people have a voice. “Over 85 per cent of people oppose this bill and there has been a strong reaction from the public,” MacLeod said. Benoit Mercier, president of the Franco-Ontarian Teachers Association, spoke at the hearings and was asked by MacLeod if he had had ade-

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Community groups in support of Ontario’s comprehensive anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act held a press conference on May 22 endorsing the bill and called for quick action before another school year begins. quate consultation on the bill. The short answer, Mercier said, was no. MacLeod supports a competing bill, which she is designed to prevent bullying, create awareness and provide bullying prevention, including using restorative justice,

an approach which focuses on the needs of the victims. “This notion (restorative justice) has been left out of the conversation,” MacLeod said. She said she will fight the government’s proposal clause by clause with the aim of mak-

ing solid amendments. But for Angela Cameron, an assistant law professor at the University of Ottawa and a lesbian mother of two young girls, it is about making a difference. “We have marriage, we have the ability to adopt, but

let’s extend that legal protection to our children,” she said. Cameron said the act would create a positive school environment for everyone. “We have a legal obligation to take steps and end bullying in schools.”

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Nature showcased in time at National Gallery Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC entertainment - A new exhibit at the National Gallery invites visitors to stop and smell the roses. Photos and paintings of roses, that is. The show, titled Flora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists inspired by Nature, opened at the Sussex Drive gallery on May 11, where it will be on display until Sept. 9. “I think there is something for everyone,” said Andrea Kunard, associate currator for the museum. “That is the nature of the exhibit.” The works on display in the exhibit were chosen to tell the story of how an artist can view nature. From a large sarcophagus covered in butterflies in the entrance to a wall-sized ink-jet mural of flowers in Lebreton flats, the show covers a number of differnet mediums mediums. Each room of the exhibit focuses on a particular theme, with a bit of overlapping here and there, Kunard said, adding that many months of planning went into the project. One of the artists featured in the exhibition, Ottawabased photographer Robert Bourdeau, said he has yet to see the show himself, but finds it most important when

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his work is shown in his hometown. Bourdeau’s pieces are close ups of flowers, which he said are earlier examples of his work.

“It is this sense of mystery in natural things that you want to bring out.” ANDREA KUNARD

“I have always been interested in landscape, the natural, sense of mystery it has,” Bourdeau said. “It is this sense of mystery, in natural things that you want to bring out.” Included in the exhibition is an outdoor installment in the Byward Market, which opened on May 18 and featured Ottawa-based landscape photographer and artist Lorraine Gilbert. Her large format digital photographs will be in the Beaux-Arts Court, at the corner of St. Patrick Street and Sussex. The gallery is offering a chance to meet up with the experts, including Kunard on June 1 at 12:15 p.m. and a chance to meet up with Gilbert and Bourdeau on June 15. Gallery admission does apply.

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Andrea Kunard, associate curator at the National Gallery of Canada will be meeting with the public on June 1 in the gallery’s new exhibition The Flora and Fauna: 400 years of Artists inspired by Nature, which opened on May 11.

Pet Adoptions PET OF THE WEEK LEO

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Winnie is a spayed female, black and white Border Collie and hound mix. She is about eight months old and was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. Winnie loves to be by your side and she’s still learning the right way to do things. She loves to run and play and she has boundless energy and a joyful spirit. This spunky girl gets along best with people eight years and older who are comfortable with a bigger dog – she is still learning her manners and must learn to curb her enthusiasm. Winnie needs a family who can give her structure, exercise, and a chance to socialize with other dogs to be more comfortable with them.

Leo is a neutered male, brown tabby Domestic Longhair cat who is about seven years old. He was surrendered to the shelter by his owner. When he first came to the OHS his hair was severely matted, so we shaved him down into a lion cut to suit his name. His long hair is growing back now – which is a good signal that it is time he found his forever home! Leo loves to have his ears rubbed and to tell you about his day. He’ll be a good guard cat and keep watch over your home with his inquisitive mind and a regal presence. He’s a strong-willed, spirited cat and would get along best with new owners who appreciate that he is an independently-minded feline who loves being petted, but who can also be a rough player. Leo is a solitary kind of feline who would rather not be in a household with small children or other cats.

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION?

If your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, or has begun to suffer increasingly from age-related ailments, humane euthanasia may eventually be the only option you have. Most people want to have as much time as possible with their pet before they have to say a final goodbye. Many believe that they can provide their pet with a good quality of life for some time to come. Your role is to recognize suffering and to provide care and relief to your animal. Palliative care for animals is much the same as palliative care for humans — you’re not just letting a dying pet live out its remaining days, you’re making sure that your pet’s suffering is alleviated and that it is comfortable all the while.

If you are thinking about palliative care for your dying pet, there are many practical issues that you should think about, and many questions that you should ask yourself before you decide to go this route. Your veterinarian will play a large role in the process. If you don’t have a vet, it’s your duty to get one so you can make informed decisions about the health of your animal. During the initial stages of a pet’s illness, if your veterinarian does not raise the topic of humane euthanasia, it doesn’t mean the topic is off limits. Some veterinarians may not broach the subject first, so make sure you initiate the conversation. Deciding to provide palliative care to a pet is something the whole family must agree on. The choice can be a costly one — both emotionally and financially — so everyone must be on board. Palliative care is an unpredictable process. You will have to be prepared to make quick decisions if your pet is in pain, or if his condition changes suddenly. Remember that it’s your job is to make the best choices for your pet, and that may not always involve continuing with palliative care until the

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Realize the role of guilt. Don’t avoid or delay humane euthanasia because you feel guilty. Remember that it can be the right decision for your pet in the end. Realize that doing nothing is not an option. If you choose to administer palliative care to your animal, remember it doesn’t mean allowing a pet to die at home without proper care and attention. To do so would be neglectful and you could be criminally charged for not providing adequate care or for willfully causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. Most importantly, you need to ask yourself who you are doing this for. As heartbreaking as losing a pet may be, you should always be sure that you are placing your pet’s welfare ahead of your own emotions. For more information and other companion animal tips, visit www.ottawahumane.ca.

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