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EMC news – A group of parents whose children attended a Montessori daycare in Nepean say they feel duped by the administration. The potential sale of the Canadian Montessori Academy (CMA) – including the Tiny Tots Montessori daycare – prompted one parent to question her son’s safety, along with the financial wellbeing of the school. Jackie Properzi’s young son attended the toddler program at the school. She said she started asking questions about the school when she noticed a restraining order preventing the school from offering a vocational program to train Montessori teachers. Properzi’s son had been attending the school since 2010, and she said she and her husband would have regular meetings to discuss their concerns regarding daycare programming, but her questions about the restraining order were more serious. Those questions would eventually lead to the expulsion of her two-year-old son. Prior to meeting with the owners of the daycare and school about the provincial order, Properzi learned the school building was for sale. “We had never been told anything about a potential sale,” she said. Many parents were concerned that the school could See LAWSUIT, page 4

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Jordi Shaw, a Grade 4 student at Mary Honeywell Elementary School in Barrhaven reacts to a major hair clipping. Jordi has been growing his hair for two years to donate it to Locks For Love – a charity that provides wigs for people being treated for cancer. He also managed to fundraise $300 which he sent along with his hair on June 27.

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EMC news – Jordi Shaw hasn’t cut his hair for two years. The Grade 4 student at Mary Honeywell Elementary School never liked getting his hair cut, so his mother Tina Woolford-Shaw told him he could grow his hair as long as he donated it to char-

ity. “We talked about people we knew who had cancer and Jordi decided on Locks for Love,” Woolford-Shaw said. On June 27, near the end of the school year, Jordi had his shoulder-length hair cut to his chin and donated it, along with the $300 he collected from classmates, teachers and neighbours to Locks for Love. Locks for Love is an international charity that provides wigs to people who are being treated for cancer. Woolford-Shaw said the issue became even more personal to the family over the last year because Jordi’s great uncle is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Despite the whole idea being a labour of love, Jordi did take some ribbing for having his hair so long. “Jordi always said growing his hair was easy. Having people call him a girl, not so easy,” Woolford-Shaw said. “But Jordi kept growing it because he knew he was doing a good thing.” The money raised at the school and in the surrounding Barrhaven neighbourhood reached nearly $150 – so WoolfordShaw said she and her husband decided to round the amount up to $300 which will be sent along with the hair. Ashley Yake, from Salon Silk hair salon in Barrhaven, donated her time to cut Jordi’s hair in front of his class.

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Experts say Bayshore kids should be tested for lead School water showed extreme levels for unknown period of time Nevil Hunt nevil.hunt@metroland.com

The water is flowing at Bayshore Public School, but there are still concerns about high levels of lead found in the school’s water in May and early June. Experts at two Ottawa universities suggest young children at Bayshore Public School be tested for exposure to lead and Ottawa public health says concerned parents can have their children tested by their family doctors. The water in all schools is tested annually, and a May 14 sample at Bayshore Public School found lead levels more than 60 times the amount considered safe to drink. The school’s water fountains were shut down and bottled water supplied to stu-

dents. The school’s pipes were flushed daily and the water retested weekly until two tests in a row showed the water was deemed safe to drink. The cause of the jump in lead levels at Bayshore has not been confirmed and it’s not clear how long students may have been drinking water contaminated with high levels of lead. A possible cause may have been a new water fountain installed in early March or a clothes washer installed in April. Public school board spokeswoman Lauren Peddle said the board’s facilities department suspects recent construction near the school may have played a part on the high levels of lead found in May and early June. About 400 children attend

Bayshore Public School, from kindergarten to Grade 5. Health Canada says exposure to lead can affect the intellectual development of children. The federal department says infants and toddlers are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of lead. UNDER AGE 6

A University of Ottawa professor who has expertise in neurocognitive development suggested testing of young children exposed to lead. Amedeo D’Angiulli wrote in an email that all the children in the school should be tested as a precaution: “especially under the age of six.” D’Angiulli said it’s important that parents not be overly alarmed as treatments are

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Thomas Moon, vice-dean of the faculty of science at Carleton University, said that if the children at Bayshore only consumed the water for a matter of weeks, the effects may be minimal, but added that tests are recommended. “It’s a pretty hard call,” Moon said. “Over the short term… I doubt that there are a lot of effects simply because it’s not there long enough.” However, given the young age of some of the children, Moon said testing would be a good idea.

“These are really high levels; you’re talking 60 times higher than what they should be,” he said. “Kids that are really young, their brains are developing much more quickly, so it could affect them more than it’s going to affect 14-year-olds. I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get tests done.” Peddle said on June 28 that testing the blood of students has not been suggested to parents. She said the board received advice from the city’s public health department about testing for lead “and the students don’t require it at this point.” Ottawa public health supervisor Kathy Downey said parents who are concerned can take their children to their family doctors for a blood test.

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yard, 67 Nicholas St. Red/White/Blue spotlights the work of three outstanding young American artists, Michael Robinson, Jesse McLean and Penny Lane who will all be in attendance to present solo screenings of their short films and videos. A fourth screening on the closing night of the series presents more short works by a variety of other promising young American artists in the

early stages of their careers. Robinson and McLean will also give a combined artist talk discussing the intersection between “found footage” and political and social commentary, and Lane will lead a masterclass on feminist documentary practice drawn from her experiences making the documentary The Abortion Diaries. Although the content and style of the films and videos

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be sold and there would be no classrooms for their children come September. The de Mel family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sherie and Lester de Mel and their daughter Sabena â&#x20AC;&#x201C; own Tiny Tots and the Canadian Montessori Academy, which has been operating for 32 years. For the last 10 years it has been located on Fieldrow Street in Nepean. Lester, who acts as the business manager, said the possible sale of the school prompted some parents to complain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a few parents and teachers who took the newsâ&#x20AC;Śquite badly and have reacted by calling four agencies with complaints,â&#x20AC;? Lester said in an email. Properzi kept asking questions and contacted other parents with her concerns. Then the school, through Lester, called her actions â&#x20AC;&#x153;disruptiveâ&#x20AC;? and tried to implement a gag order. In addition to threatening to expel her two-year-old son, an April 28 email from Lester said no tuition would be refunded if he was ejected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are prepared to consider refunding your fees for 2012-13 in full, provided you refrain from any further conduct detrimental to the every day running of the school,â&#x20AC;? the email reads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That means, absolutely no contact with teachers, staff, including the principal, about anything other than your son. It means no emails to parents, no letters or memos to teachers, staff or others.â&#x20AC;? Properzi continued to discuss the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues with other parents and her son was expelled on May 8. Properzi is seeking a refund through the courts of the tuition paid for the 2012-13 school year. When asked to comment

By the time parents were aware of the potential sale, the March deadline for a refund of the full tuition for the 2012-13 school year had already passed, and no one knew where the teachers and classrooms might end up in September. The de Mels held a meeting with parents on April 25, telling them they could get a refund if they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the location of a new site. But parents wanted more information. One parent, who asked not to be named, said waiting until April to talk about the sale and even later to disclose possible new locations put parents in a tight spot if they had to look elsewhere for the upcoming year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just asked about possible locations and they said they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disclose them,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see why. I mean itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like we were going to go outbid them.â&#x20AC;? The mother of two said she has since pulled her son from the daycare and cancelled the post-dated cheques she provided to the school. TAXES OWING

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Mintoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice-president Jack Stirling laid out proposed plans for the land the Canadian Montessori School in April. Prior to the public meeting, many parents were unaware the school could be potentially sold. on the expulsion of Properziâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Lester said the matter was under litigation and he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment. Lester said the school received a conditional offer to sell the land to developer Minto Group Inc. toward the end of March, although a

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the sale being completed. Minto wanted to tear down the school and build new homes on the site but has since walked away from the deal citing lack of economic viability as the reason. Lester said the family didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell parents about an imminent sale because they wanted to avoid upsetting them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tried to walk the line between being open and yet

not causing distress and also with every intention of continuing the school which has been in operation for over 32 years,â&#x20AC;? he said, alluding to a possible new location. That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit well with Properzi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they (Minto) were doing an environmental assessment, the de Mels were aware a sale could happen and we should have been told,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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A search with the ARB showed appeals were filed between 2006 and 2009. They resulted in a lower property assessment in 2009, when the board lowered the value of the school property from $1.46 million to $751,000. By 2009, the school already owed the city $496,000. The tax lien was placed on the property by the city in July 2011. According to the city’s website, properties with outstanding property taxes can be sold to pay the back taxes. The city registers a tax arrears certificate if taxes remain unpaid on vacant or improved land for three years prior to Jan. 1 of any year. A tax certificate obtained by the EMC shows outstanding taxes of more than $33,000 annually for 2010 and 2011, despite the $496,000 already accumulated in back taxes and interest. Head of the city’s department of revenue Ken Hughes said while he couldn’t comment on the specific case, the Municipal act allows the city to sell a property within a year of a tax lien being placed with the Land Registry Office. The city placed the lien in July of last year, meaning the city could put the property to tax sale once the year-long deadline has passed. Properzi said the possibility of a tax sale and the potential sale to Minto should have been disclosed to parents. “They are still taking tuition for summer camp and the next school year,” she said. “What happens if the city decides to sell the school? Then these people will be left without daycare.” SAFETY

Because of the school’s age it is exempt from legislation under the Day Nurseries Act. Daycares are subject to regulation under the act from the Ministry of Education, but any daycare that was established before the legisla-

tion was enacted in 1990 is not obligated to comply with the legislation. Ministry of Education spokesperson Gary Wheeler confirmed the exemption of the Nepean daycare. “Tiny Tots is not a daycare as defined by the Day Nurseries Act,” he wrote in an email. “Tiny Tots is part of a private school. The Ministry of Education does not inspect private elementary schools or their facilities.” Properzi said when she registered her son, she was told about the exemption.

“What happens if the city decides to sell the school? These people will be left without daycare.” JACKIE PROPERZI

“I was told when we registered that the exemption meant they used low-to-thefloor beds instead of high chairs,” she said. “That didn’t seem so bad to me.” But Properzi claims that what it actually means is that caregivers in the toddler program are too few in number. For licensed day cares, the province mandates no more than five toddlers per caregiver, but on May 3, after picking her son up, Properzi said she observed as many as 18 toddlers and only two caregivers. Stephanie Cummings taught at the school from August 2011 until May of this year. Cummings left the school on stress leave and has since quit. “I would be with as many as 18 children on my own at points during the day,” Cummings said. “I was terrified something would happen to one of the kids and I would be held responsible. Cummings said the administration was often unavail-

able for support. “A perfect ratio for Montessori education is four or five toddlers to one caregiver so that you can give them the attention they need,” she said, adding that she expressed concern to the administration over the number of children per educator. Cummings said there were 18 children in the toddler program up until she left, and at the best of times they had three staff – which is a sixto-one ratio – but with breaks and schedules, that rarely happened. During the day one teacher would have to take a child to the bathroom and borrow someone from the other preschool programs, leaving both short, she said. One father, who asked not to be named, said his wife was asked to watch children when she picked their daughter up while a caregiver took another toddler to the bathroom. “She was furious,” he said. Properzi started to keep a close watch on what was going on at her son’s daycare. On April 2, she found a laundry room door unlocked, giving the kids access to chemicals like cleaners and bleach, she said. She sent photos to the administration and to some of the parents showing them the open door. She received an email from Lester two days later, calling her behaviour disruptive and said if it didn’t stop the administration would set limits on her attendance to the school. While Lester didn’t speak to the specific question of teacher-student ratios, he did say the school was inspected by a public health inspector on May 15 and was found in compliance. Lester provided a copy of the report from public health inspector Bruce Kemball. The inspection was the result of a parent concern about asbestos. Concerns were also expressed about visible mold. “Facility is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition,”

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“I was terrified something would happen to one of the kids and I would be held responsible.” STEPHANIE CUMMINGS

Lester said the school was also inspected by the Ministry of Education in May of last year and June of this year, but was unable to provide the reports. “Not all of the reports are in writing,” he said. “When an officer arrives, he/she goes through the inspection and then advises that if there is anything not in compliance that we will be told. The inspectors basically advised us that we were in compliance.” Properzi’s son was expelled from the daycare on May 8 and she is among parents who filed a lawsuit in small claims court shortly thereafter. She wants all tuition refunded for the 2012-

2013 school year, along with the costs for summer camp. While Lester wouldn’t comment on the expulsion, a statement of defence prepared by him, Sabena and Sherie, confirms the May 8 expulsion and said several attempts were made to have Properzi and her husband Rob Tereposky cease and desist from actions that were characterized as “disruptive to the school.” “…the teachers involved in … (Properzi’s son) training both left on sick leave. And other staff were disturbed and upset by the plaintiffs,” the statement filed for the court read. WHAT’S NEXT

Lester wouldn’t comment on the future of the school, saying only that the administration wrote to parents about the summer and the 2012-13 year. “There are no further decisions at this time,” he said. But parents said that leaves a lot up in the air. “At the town hall they were really driving parents to register,” Properzi said. “The thing is, if they had been honest with us, we could have tried to help.” The father whose wife was asked to watch children when she went to pick up their

daughter said he has since registered her in another Montessori school. “I am out a little bit of money, but that is nothing compared to my daughter’s safety,” he said. That same father started a website called Canadian Montessori Reviews. He said he wanted people to be aware of what they were signing up for. Properzi has started a campaign to end the grandfather exemption clause under the Day Nurseries Act, writing letters to local MPP and Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod about the situation. MacLeod’s office declined comment when approached by the EMC. At least three toddlers in the Tiny Tots program have been removed by their parents and are now in alternate day cares. In a notice sent to parents on May 15, Sherie de Mel wrote, “The reality of both enrolment and costs has created the need to resize the school to continue the best teaching levels for the class sizes.” She added, “It isn’t possible to maintain the high CMA standards in the current facility.” Properzi said parents are still divided over whether or not to support the school.

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and South Nation River. A watershed is the land area feeding a river, including all the related lakes and streams. Protecting our watersheds requires support from communities all across Eastern Ontario. What happens in one part of the watershed affects other communities. Some of the factors that can pollute a beach include: • Heavy rains causing increased runoff of contaminants from land into the storm sewers, which flow directly in nearby streams and rivers. Heavy rains can also cause sewers to overflow into streams and rivers; • E.coli bacteria present in the feces of pets, birds and other warm-blooded animals; • High winds stirring up contaminated sediments; • Calm waters holding contaminants close to shore; • Boats discharging dirty water and sewage; • Low water levels; and • Defective septic systems at private residences, resorts and camps.

Daily updates on the water quality of Ottawa A beach may also be closed because of floating beaches are available by calling the City at 3-1debris, oil, scum, excessive weed (algae) growth, 1 or 613-580-6744 ext. 13219 or at ottawa.ca/ bad odours, and murky water. health The City of Ottawa land mass feeds three You can receive live updates by following us watersheds: the Rideau River, Mississippi River, onTwitter (@ottawahealth) and Facebook.

Strength training for seniors How do you get started? Unfortunately, as we age we lose much of the muscle mass we had in our twenties. In fact, by about age 70 to 80, seniors have lost 40-50% of the muscle mass and strength they had in their 20s. Less muscle mass makes every day things like lifting groceries, pushing lawnmowers, going up and down stairs and getting up from a chair harder to do.

If you would like to start working on your strength at home, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line listed below for information about the Get Moving: Active Sitting DVD, available for a small fee. This 30 minute program is easy to follow, and comes with a user’s guide demonstrating exercises if you are not very active or have just started exercising. You can also borrow the DVD for free from your local library.

As you get older, Strength training, also called resistance training or weight lifting, slows the loss of muscle, keeps you strong and helps make every day activities easier. Strength training means exercising your muscles against resistance or gravity. The more you repeat an exercise and the more weight you lift, the stronger your muscle becomes.

If you prefer to exercise in a gym, call 211 or visit ottawa.ca to find a local recreation center or City of Ottawa Senior’S Centre. Private health clubs also have these types of activities. If you are a gym member, ask about adding some strength training to your routine.

Research shows that strength training also helps to: · Reduce your risk of falls · Improve balance and posture · Promote healthier bones

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It does not matter where you do strength training, the key is to start doing some strength training.

For more information on this and other health topics, call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Twitter (@ottawahealth) and Facebook.


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OPINION

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Stay safe, stay alive on water this summer

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owever you choose to spend time this summer, remember to keep safety in mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially if those plans include time on the water. The Canadian Safe Boating Council has issued a notice calling on more of us to take more seriously the issue of personal flotation devices (PFDs), better known as life preservers or life jackets. Every few days each

summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially after weekends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are sad stories to be told about another Canadian losing their life to drowning. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a nation of rivers, lakes and streams, and so many of us love getting out on the water. Too many of us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether out for a day of fishing, canoeing or pleasure boating â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still choose to head out without either wearing a PFD or having the requisite number of life jackets on

board. The end result, as the organization outlines, can be tragic. The question, of course, is why? Why do so many adults not wear this potentially lifesaving gear? Many likely feel they are strong enough swimmers to overcome any unforeseen situation. But whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strong undertow or the shock of hitting cold water causing what the council refers to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;gasp reflex,â&#x20AC;? thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really

no way of knowing how one will react once overboard. If you still think life jackets have to be made out of bulky slabs of Styrofoam, you need to take a look at todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store shelves. The latest designs now on the market are lightweight and come in a range of styles and colours that should suit any fashion taste. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not much bulkier or heavier than a T-shirt. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a new inflat-

able design that can come with automatic inflation that fills the PFD with air as soon as you hit the water. Some boaters will still say a short trip doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessitate the bother of even placing a PFD in the vessel. And yet statistics tell a different story. There are close to 140 unnecessary drownings in Canada every year, according to the safe boating council. And roughly 80 per cent of

those recreational boaters who lose their life on the water werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wearing a life jacket. A vast majority of parents make sure their toddlers and youngsters wear a PFD in the water. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time they set aside the excuses and lead by example by donning the gear as well. Regardless of the situation, life jackets do save lives. As the council promotes: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Life...Preserve It.

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Onward and, inevitably, upward CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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aybe the tide is turning against tall buildings. And maybe not. Sure, the Ontario Municipal Board recently struck down a proposal to build some in Westboro on a residential street. That the proposed towers were more than twice the height for which the street was zoned might have had something to do with it, except that the argument hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worked too well in the past. For that reason, it seems too early to celebrate. There is every indication the tide is in fact not turning against tall buildings. We are reading almost every day about similarly oversized structures that are going ahead. It used to be front-page news when this happened. After all, this is a city in which, for the longest time, the Peace Tower was supposed to be the tallest building allowed. But now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tower after tower, each taller than the last. Less than two weeks after the supposed victory over developers in Westboro, the newspapers carried, on inside pages, news of a 27-storey tower on Nepean Street and a 30-storey job on Preston. You can look down on the Peace Tower from both of them. The public is mystified, because the public canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving this. Does anybody like tall buildings? Is anybody, other than a developer, demanding more of them? Did any candidate for city council run on a platform of bringing more tall buildings to the city? No, is the answer to that last one and yet city council seems to have all but given up when faced with yet another request to build something considerably taller than what we thought was allowed. Councillors are reduced

to arguing about which design has the prettier balconies, while the question of how tall the building is hangs in the air, undebated. Other preposterous statements, such as the claim that new towers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause increased traffic and parking difficulties go unchallenged. They fly in the face of common sense, but common sense somehow vanishes when planningspeak is the language of the day. It is assumed, perhaps, that the developers will win in the end, given the notoriously pro-developer record of the Ontario Municipal Board, to which any appeal would be directed. And even now, when the OMB has shown a willingness to take a contrary position, the skyline climbs mostly uncontested and the shadows lengthen across the neighborhoods. The argument in favour of all this is familiar: we need more people living near the centre of the city to prevent urban sprawl and a larger influx of cars. The argument against is familiar too: the city is going back on a bargain it made with its residents and whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to say that those new people living near the centre of the city wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bring their cars anyway? What we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want is to wind up like Toronto, where new condo towers pop up like dandelions and cars choke the streets. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the construction period brings considerable inconvenience to the neighbourhood for many months at a time. For the moment, opposition to higher rises is coming mostly from community groups, who lack financial resources and whose credibility is usually under attack. It would be interesting to see the politicians take a larger role. In the next election campaign, would anybody dare question the very idea of growth, the assumption we all seem to share that a city can never get too big? Would anybody run on a platform that says the city is big enough and our resources should be put into improving the lives of those who live here, rather than building higher for those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live here yet? That would be something to see. It would spark a useful debate about what a city should be and for whom.

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Ontario school boards are implementing new policies on fundraising as this school year ends, under a requirement that they incorporate the province’s new “best practices” by September. The issue came to wide public attention with the publication of Fundraising Fever, a Metroland Special Report, which focused on growing concern about the overuse of fundraising and the disparities it creates. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is updating its fundraising policy to match the new guidelines said Walter Piovesan, the board’s associate director of education. He added the new policy would be available by the end of June or the beginning of September for consultation. It will be up to the principal of each school to ensure fundraising is conducted within the new rules. “It’s the principal who enforces the policy and works with the school councils or whoever is doing the fundraising to make sure the policy is being followed,” Piovesan said. The Ottawa Catholic School Board is already “mostly compliant” with the new ministry guidelines said spokesperson Mardi de Kemp. “The new requirements are being reviewed and the current policies will be modified over the summer so that the board will be fully compliant by the fall,” said de Kemp. PROBLEMS

Annie Kidder of People for Education, a parent-led advocacy group, says the reaction her group is getting to Fundraising Fever underscores the problems that fundraising creates. “So many people have forwarded it and talked about it as a never-ending issue,” Kidder said. “We don’t think the fundraising guidelines are strong enough.” The guidelines say fundraising should not duplicate existing funding – for example the ministry provides schools with money for textbooks and learning materials so raising funds to buy more is not permitted. Kidder says the key to equitable education is to make sure it’s funded so everyone gets a good education; one that does not depend on fundraising. “The problem with thinking of education as a charity rather than as something we pay for through our taxes is that it changes how we think. It entrenches fundraising as something we assume has to be there.” With files from Metroland Media News Service.

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BARRHAVEN $229,900 What a great lower unit! Bright, sunny, upgraded kitchen with eating area. Spacious living/dining rooms with a large window at the back of the home. Enjoy relaxing on the balcony at the back of the unit. There are 2 bedrooms on the lower level and each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. Appliances, fixtures and blinds are all included. Won’t last long!

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STONEBRIDGE $949,900 Stonebridge’s Stunning Gate House! Gleaming hardwood floors and staircase greet you upon entering this 4 bedroom 5 bath home. Main floor features living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with butlers pantry, office, family room with stone fireplace and laundry room. Staircase leads up to expansive second floor with impressive master retreat with ensuite and 3 other bedrooms. Lower level is finished with billiard room, home theater room, sauna and exercise room. R0011483495

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OSGOODE $339,900

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BRIDLEWOOD $234,900

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Fisher Bluegrass in the blood:

Nepean songster to hit Bluesfest

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Jennifer McIntosh

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Powering the City Over the course of the lat couple of years the Ottawa Carleton District School Board has been working with a number of area companies and provincial partners, including the Ontario Power Authority, to assess the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solar power potential and to identify and develop sites using school rooftops. It is expected that these projects will generate revenues in the order of $500,000 per year over the next 20 years. I am excited that a number of schools in Zone 7 are involved in this innovative work, speciďŹ cally Osgoode Township High School, Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School, Dunlop Public School, Robert Bateman Public School, Roberta Bondar Public School and Sawmill Creek Elementary School. When combined, they are expected to produce close to 560 kW of power.

&ULL $AY+INDERGARTEN The OCDSB continues to move ahead with the rollout of the Province of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full-day kindergarten program. The following schools in Zone 7 will have the program in place for the 2012-13 school year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School and Robert Bateman Public School. In addition, work will also begin soon on Farley Mowat Public School (new kindergarten room), Osgoode Public School (new addition) and Sawmill Elementary School (new addition and two new kindergarten rooms) to ready these schools for the program in 2013-14, at a cost of $2.0 million. Roberta Bonder Public School is also scheduled to receive the program in September 2013.

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Nepean native Rory Gardiner will be hitting the Claridge Homes stage at Bluesfest on July 7.

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&INDLAY#REEK Elementary School Update A steady pace wins the race! We continue to see progress on building a new elementary school in Findlay Creek. The OCDSB has identiďŹ ed a new elementary school in Findlay Creek as a capital priority as part of its 2012 submission to the Ministry of Education. In addition, planning staff have proposed undertaking the necessary work to identify a grade and program structure, as well as school boundary, for a new school if time allows in 2013 in preparation for a funding announcement from the Ontario government, which is critical now that the OCDSB has been informed by the Government of Canada that the lease for the school will not be renewed in 2017. The goal is to open a new school in Findlay Creek in the 2014-15 timeframe.

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Saturday July 14th, 2012 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm 98 Woodridge Crescent

Interim Advisory Committee for Early Learning As a result of a motion I brought forward to the Board of Trustees, the Board has approved the establishment of an Interim Advisory Committee for Early Learning. The committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mandate will be to provide advice to the Board on all issues pertaining to the extended day program and related early learning issues. I am also pleased that I have been appointed by the Board to represent the Board of Trustees on this Committee.

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rory Gardiner says his love of music could be hereditary. The Nepean native grew up listening to Bluegrass music played by his father and now has music career of his own. Gardiner, who says his inďŹ&#x201A;uences include the likes of Garth Brooks and Keith Urban, will hit the Claridge Homes stage at Bluesfest on July 7. Gardiner joked about performing on the same stage that collapsed last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am going to bring my wrench a long and check it out,â&#x20AC;? he said. This is the second year the country singer will perform at the festival. He said he is thrilled and he had a good time last year. Gardiner is currently working on his second album to be released and will be ďŹ&#x201A;ying down to Nashville to ďŹ nish work on it next month. He said the arrival of a new baby this year has inďŹ&#x201A;uenced his music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the songs are about love and family,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gardiner, a guitar player, vocalist and songwriter, started playing live shows 15

years ago. Since entering the music scene he has moved from rock to country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of country music in Canada but not so much in Ottawa,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So that kind of gives me a niche. I know a lot of people think of me right away when they are planning to have country music.â&#x20AC;? Gardiner has performed hundreds of live shows and still loves connecting with his fans while he is on stage, but now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tempered with a love of songwriting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say now my passion is about 50/50 for live shows and songwriting,â&#x20AC;? he said. Adding that one of his songs was recently picked for an American ad campaign. He will be ďŹ&#x201A;ying down to New York to lay down the track and said he was pleased with the new possibilities for his music. Following the performance at Bluesfest, Gardiner will be hitting the stage at the Nepean Sailing Club on July 13. After that he will be on tour hitting Barrie, Ont. and Cape Cod, Mass., Saskatoon Sask. and Las Vegas before ending in Brockville, Ont. in November. For more information on tour dates visit rorygardiner. com.


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Terry Fox van displayed and preserved at Canadian Museum of Civilization pose, and marked the progress of his historic and courageous attempt to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. The van is owned by the Fox family but is now being stored in museum-quality conditions to ensure its preservation until a permanent public home is found. “Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope are a critical part of Canadian history,” said Canadian Museum of Civilization

EMC news - The Econoline camper van that was Terry Fox’s home away from home during his heroic Marathon of Hope in 1980 has a new home of its own. The iconic vehicle is being temporarily stored and preserved at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The beige vehicle was Terry’s sanctuary and travelling billboard. Side panels announced his name and pur-

Corporation president Mark O’Neill. “Ultimately, this work will advance our shared vision of finding a home for all things Terry that can be enjoyed by all Canadians and citizens the world over.” “It is of considerable comfort and a tremendous relief that Terry’s Marathon of Hope home is now in good and capable hands,” said Terry’s brother Darrell Fox. “We are grateful to the Canadian Museum of Civilization for its help in pre-

serving this important piece of our national heritage.” The van was a constant presence throughout the Marathon of Hope and a familiar and stirring sight to millions of Canadians who saw it in person or followed Terry’s progress through the media. Fully restored in 2008 by its maker, the Ford Motor Company, the van appears today as it did during Terry’s run. It will remain in storage at the museum for the foreseeable future.

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HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF Hydro Ottawa customers can now easily manage their account on-the-go, wherever and whenever. With Hydro Ottawa Mobile, which was launched on June 13, customers can access a variety of features and account information on smartphones and tablet devices, including iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

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Hydro Ottawa is one of the first utilities in Ontario to launch this technology, enhancing service by giving customers an easy way to connect 24/7. “Our customer service vision is to be recognized by our customers and the electrical industry at large as a leading utility provider in the area of customer service,” said Bryce Conrad, President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. “We’re putting the customer first and communicating with them the way they want.” Hydro Ottawa Mobile will enhance the customer experience by granting them simple access to a variety of resources and information. Customers who have registered for a MyHydroLink account can access their account balance, billing and payment history and electricity consumption information. Information is also available on power outages, electricity rates, and how to contact Hydro Ottawa.

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The school hosted its graduation ceremony on Friday, June 29. Castlefrank Road was closed between Hazeldean Road and McCurdy Drive as paramedics responded to a call at about 3:30 p.m. on June 27 for an injured cyclist.

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Golfers go for the green to support SEVin The 8th Annual Jan Harder Charity Golf Classic was once again a huge success this year as golfers took to the green in support of the group of SEVin, a collection of seven professional women in the local community that are raising funds for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The event attracted 144 golfers to Cedarhill Golf and Country Club on Monday including City Councillors, members from the community and the business industry. I am very proud to say that this year $50,000 was raised and this money will be used to purchase new equipment for the Queensway Carleton Hospital through the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s $35 million Care Grows West Campaign. Through this Campaign, the Queensway Carleton Hospital will be able to increase its already outstanding patient care and services and bring it all closer to home for over 400,000 people.

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Doctors shine light on sunscreen EMC news - For parents who want to protect their children from the sun this summer, but are puzzled by confusing sunscreen ratings, Ontario’s doctors can help. The sun protection factor (SPF) in sunscreens gives a general indication of how long we can expect to be exposed to the sun before burning, but very high SPF ratings of 80, 90 or even 100 are only marginally more protective. The protection is not linear. For example, an SPF of 60 does not offer double the protection of an SPF of 30. In fact, an SPF of 15 offers 93 per cent protection

while an SPF of 30 offers 96.7 per cent protection, and an SPF off 60 offers 97.7 per cent Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, and rates continue to rise. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the single biggest risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Ontario’s doctors are concerned that high SPF ratings may give parents a false sense of security, allowing their kids to stay out in the sun longer. It is also important to note that SPF only measures protection against UVB and does not measure UVA protection.

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This event is always so successful because of the wonderful golfers and sponsors that support me year after year. For more information about the tournament please visit www. JanHarderGolf.com. More information about SEVin can be found at www.GroupofSevin.com, Are you “in”? Positive trends in crime and deaths on local roadways in 2011 The number of crimes against people, homicides and motor vehicle fatalities decreased in 2011, according to a report that will be presented to the Ottawa Police Services Board Monday night. The 2011 Crime, Police and Traffic Statistics Report also found that while calls for service to the Ottawa Police were up by about 1%, the overall level of reported crime fell by over two percent in 2011. The report provides an overview of police activities and initiatives, as well as crime and performance statistics for the past year. Ottawa Police received 390,000 calls for service in 2011 with 36,622 Criminal Code of Canada offences being reported, down by 860 incidents. The report also found: s!N OVERALL REDUCTION IN CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS ALMOST  which resulted in a 14% decrease in homicides, from 14 in 2010 to 11 in 2011. s4HEREWASASLIGHTDECREASEINREPORTEDPROPERTYCRIMES WITH 3,000 fewer offences for a total of about 27,150 offences in 2011. About 2,700 of these were categorized as break and enters. s4HEREWEREFEWERFATALITIESFROMMOTORVEHICLECOLLISIONSIN 2011 (36 in 2010, 19 in 2011), down by 47% from 2010. s4HEOVERALLSOLVENCYRATEFORTOTALCRIMINALCODEOFFENCESHAS remained consistent year over year at 39% citywide. The solvency for 2011 homicides was 66%.

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As a Family Law lawyer and civil litigator, Deanne is committed to working with you to reach more positive and mutually beneficial resolutions for you and your family.

For more news and information please visit www.janharder.ca. At www.janharder.ca you’ll also find a field to sign up for my biweekly newsletter and a link to my Twitter feed (@BarrhavenJan) for instant updates and news.

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EMC news - The student body was on the move at Meadowlands Public School on June 27 as the kids danced the Hélène and spoke to organ donor advocate Hélène Campbell on a video link. Earlier in the year, the kids raised more than $600 towards Campbell’s living expenses while she was in Toronto awaiting a lung transplant. Meadowlands teacher Pam Parks said the bake sale was part of the school’s character education conference. The school also made a video of students dancing in support of Campbell’s push to encourage people to become organ donors. “Hélène, we are behind you a 100 per cent,” Parks said. Campbell told the students they should be proud of the work they have done to raise awareness about an important issue. “It starts with you guys going home and telling people to be organ donors,” Campbell said. “You should all give yourselves a pat on the back.” One of the students to pose questions to Campbell asked her if she felt like she had made a difference. She said the movement grew because of teamwork and people taking up the cause.

“I feel like I kicked a stone and there were a lot of other rocks that followed,” Campbell said. The 21-year-old was diagnosed with a degenerative lung disease last July and by October her lung function was at 24 per cent. Campbell received a lung transplant in April and is currently recovering in Toronto. While she awaited a new set of lungs, the Barrhaven native took to the Internet with her campaign. She also engaged in a wide-scale Twitter campaign to get Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to re-tweet #beadonor. “When I told my friend about the idea to tweet to Justin she thought I was crazy,” Campbell said to the students. “But it worked. Let that be a lesson. Don’t let people talk you out of your crazy ideas.” Campbell later appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show via Skype with an invitation to come out and be on live once she is recovered enough to make the trip. Campbell’s signature dance, which mimics a wave, has been performed at the Toronto General Hospital, Queen’s Park. Various schools have also taken videos of the student body doing the dance to help raise awareness. “All the support I have received have helped me to stay positive,” Campbell said.

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Volunteers celebrated at resource centre EMC news - The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre celebrated the past year with an open house on Monday, June 25. Volunteers, staff and people curious to learn more about the centre, packed themselves into the boardroom on the second floor and spilled out into the hallway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a very, very, busy year,â&#x20AC;? said executive director Cathy Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An incredible amount of work has been done by the staff and volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Some of the highlights from 201112 outlined in the annual report include the completion of construction of the centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth floor and renovations to the existing three floors as part of the infrastructure stimulus project, board discussions with community partners, advocacy for the need of a community health centre in the west end and in-depth service reviews to meet the needs of the community. The annual report gives a good sense of what the community resource centre has been up to over the past year, said Jordan. REPORT

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Program into eight schools, hosting 15 presentations and reaching 5,500 students. â&#x20AC;˘ Helped 85 women and 75 children with residential care at Chrysalis House, and developed 819 safety plans. Due to bed shortages, 817 women were unable to receive service. â&#x20AC;˘ Logged over 22,000 volunteer hours. â&#x20AC;˘ Delivered just under 26,000 meals. â&#x20AC;˘ Hosted more than 3,000 violence against women counselling sessions. More than $140,000 was raised for the centre last year, said Jordan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The work you do is important and essential,â&#x20AC;? said Carleton-Mississippi Mills MPP Jack MacLaren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The volunteers are the backboneâ&#x20AC;Śyou do an excellent job.â&#x20AC;? Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson sat on the committee 26 years ago to form the WOCRC and continues to volunteer her time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really wonderful to see how far youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown,â&#x20AC;? she said. A large number of staff were recognized for their years of service, and the centre also bid goodbye to board of directors retirees Berta Aboud, Cindy McGann and Michelle Hynes, as well as Moria Winch and Tania Rosarion, both who resigned due to work commitments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are fortunate for having sat on the board,â&#x20AC;? said Hynes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a wonderful six years.â&#x20AC;? Jessica Cunha For more information on the Western Ottawa Community Resource Liza Girard is one of two youth and family counsellors from the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa based Centre or to see a copy of the annual at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. She said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been able to help a number of people thanks to a new partnership. report, visit www.wocrc.ca.

 

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Docs advise against cuts to health care at town hall Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

EMC news – Doctors from the Ontario Medical Association warned of $1 billion in cuts to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) to residents at Lynwood Park Lodge Retirement Residence on June 27. From pediatricians to palliative care doctors, those who deal with patients at the beginning and end of life spoke out against the proposed cuts. Among some of the concerns expressed were the closing of community-based diagnostic imaging clinics and fewer home visits from family doctors to palliative care patients. But Zita Astravas from the office of Deb Matthews, the provincial Minister of Health, said the government is investing $1 billion in health care. “The province is holding the line on physician compensation at $11 billion, which is exactly the same as last year,” Astravas said. Lisa MacLeod, the MPP for Nepean-Carleton, said the McGuinty government has launched a “vitriolic attack” on doctors. “Doctors train hard and work hard to care for residents,” she said. “Now the government is attacking the very people we are supposed to trust. The cuts would come from a two-year wage freeze for doctors and a reduction in fees for areas that have received technological advances. There will also be new protocols to eliminate what the government calls unnecessary practices. But Dr. Merilee Fullerton, who works with a family practice in Kanata, said the changes will mean that a bureaucrat will be the one to determine whether the tests are necessary. “A bureaucrat from one of the government’s 200 agencies will be making those types of decisions when they have never seen a patient,” Fullerton said. “I am the one who treats my patients. I am the one who puts my arms around them if

there is bad news to give.” Fullerton warned of doctors leaving the province if the changes go through. Dr. Robert Swenson, chief psychiatrist at the Ottawa Hospital, said the province’s doctors went to the government willing to freeze their wages for two years they also identify $250 million in possible health care savings over the next three years. “The government said ‘no way’ and ‘it’s all your fault,’” Swenson said. “But we have seen big mistakes in eHealth and medical transportation.” MPP Bob Chiarelli said following the approval of the provincial budget that some doctors have seen an increase to their salaries by as much as 100 per cent. But Swenson said that it’s dishonest to portray the doctors as the bad guys. One general practitioner with specialties in obstetrics and dermatology said under the new system she would take a 50 per cent fee reduc-

“A bureaucrat will be making those types of decisions when they have never seen a patient.” DR. MERILEE FULLERTON

tion for offering biopsy services, instead of sending them elsewhere. “I think you will see fewer doctors offering those types of service, which will increase wait times to get diagnoses,” she said. The presenters overwhelmingly said the cuts won’t just mean a freeze on their wages, but a decrease in their salaries. Swenson said there will 700 new doctors looking to set up shop in Ontario this year. “The government has said to us that their salaries will have to come out of what we make,” Swenson said. “I doubt they said the same to the teach-

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ers. Maybe it’s because they have a union.” Ed Whelan, a diagnostic radiologist who operates out of Kanata, said 50 per cent of diagnostic imaging is done in the community, and the fee cuts may mean some clinics will have to close. “It’s not just chest X-rays and broken bones we are doing in the community,” he said. “The Ministry of Health says increases in technology make procedures easier. That’s silly. Now instead of studying 40 to 50 MRIs in a day, physicians are looking at 200 or 300. This will have a significant impact on pathology. Dr. Susan Gick, who works in community palliative care, told the story of a patient who she called “Joe.” Joe had N-stage lung disease and wanted to die at home, so Gick and the man’s family doctor alternated visits to make sure he stayed comfortable and was able to end his life where he wanted to be. “I would say the care he got was the best available,” Gick said. “But with the cuts, that may mean family doctors will be less capable of making those types of visits.” Doctors said that they pay overhead for their clinics, staff and equipment out of their salaries and cuts to fees will mean their take-home pay will be reduced. Many of the doctors likened the changes to the reduction of medical school space under the NDP in the ‘90s. “Look at how long it took us to come back from that mistake,” MacLeod said. One resident spoke about a new funding model for healthcare. He said he waited a year for a back surgery that he would have gladly paid for, which would have removed him from the system and made room for people who really need it. “I think we should absolutely keep universal health care, but we can’t fund the system based solely on tax dollars,” he said. “We need to change the conversation around health care.”

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Dickinson House, Watson’s Mill receive summer job funding Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC news – Dickinson Square will come alive this summer after Dickinson House and Watson’s Mill received federal funding to hire more students than ever before. It’s Dickinson House that is making the difference this summer. Run by the Rideau Township Historical Society, it was approved for three fulltime students for the first time ever this summer, allowing the yellow heritage home in Manotick’s historic heart to be open during the week as well as on weekends. According to society president Bill Tupper, the society decided it was time to solicit more help and applied for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works programs. With the help of NepeanCarleton MPP Pierre Poilievre, Dickinson House received funding for three full-time staff for 14 weeks this season – one from Canada Summer Jobs and two from Young Canada Works. For the first time ever, the house will now be open to the public five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday. “In that sense it’s a breakout year for us. We have been operating for the last five years

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From left, Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre stands with Watson’s Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion and Dickinson House president Bill Tupper during a funding announcement for summer employment in the riding on June 27. with Dickinson House open only on the weekends,” Tupper said, noting the costumed students have already made a noticeable difference since they started in May. “We’re now able to be open

five days a week and it’s relieved the pressure on volunteers on the weekend. And it’s allowed us to get caught up on some research and housekeeping items as well,” Tupper said.

Poilievre announced on Wednesday, June 27 that about 90 university and college students will have jobs in the riding this summer because of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Watson’s Mill received $19,000 in funding for four of those positions, as well as more funding for three Young Canada Works positions. While the mill is used to getting student funding, even the mill had to sweat a bit this year. Mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion said it was down to the wire before they were approved this spring, which left her nervous before opening day on May 5. “Pierre really pulled through for us this year. When he phoned just before season opening, I hadn’t heard back yet about any of the programs and I was really getting worried. I was actually in the middle of writing a plan B for my directors, that we might have to close the mill two days a week for the summer,” she said. “When Pierre phoned (to confirm the funding) it caught me off guard, I was just so relieved.” Poilievre said he has made it a priority to help organizations like Watson’s Mill. “I believe these (youth employment) programs should serve primarily non-profit organizations. These groups serve a valuable public interest and they don’t make money to do it, so some financial support to match the charitable giving that they receive always helps,”

he said. Other organizations in the area that received funding for summer students include the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the Metropolitan Bible Church at Prince of Wales Drive and Hunt Club Road and the Royal City Soccer Club. In Dickinson Square, the students will be responsible for running special events, programs and day camps, as well as giving tours and interpreting the stories of the mill and Dickinson House. But first and foremost, their job is to bring the square to life. “We’re working towards making this a living heritage site. You need people that are outside, visible to the public,” Geoffrion said. “If you only have one or two people they’re kind of stuck inside just doing the bare minimum to keep the doors open.” Poilievre said having so many students in Dickinson Square is a positive situation for the entire village, because Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House can provide better programming, summer students can gain valuable job experience and area businesses can benefit from the tourism that Dickinson Square attracts. “As long as we keep it functioning, it’s good for retailers across the village,” he said.

Maplerose tapestry exhibit at the Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre EMC news - The Maplerose Panels, a vibrant and colourful collection of 28 hand embroidered tapestries, are a loving appreciation of Canada by the artist Pauline Ward. The product of countless hours of research and painstaking needlework, each of the panels measures 1.5 by 1.5 metres and is a tribute to the people and places of Canada The complete series of these uniquely Canadian tapestries is now on display at the Rideau Canal Visitor Information Centre in Smiths Falls.

As visitors move through the exhibit of intricately stitched panels, a story unfolds in flowing language and illustrations. Panel by panel, viewers discovers tales of the people, places, culture, heritage and accomplishments of Canada. Ward learned to embroider as a young child in Yorkshire, England. In 1957, at the age of 27, she emigrated to Canada where she raised a family of six children and developed a deep appreciation for the virtues of her adopted home. Thirty years later, to ful-

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EMC news - Lawyers did advise on draft contracts for Ottawa’s Presto smart card transit payment system, the city’s top lawyer said. But Rick O’Connor can’t say whether lawyers from his office signed off on final version of the documents because they weren’t initialed or “stamped.” The Presto file has been plagued by controversy, first with the announcement on June 20 that its implementation would have to be delayed for seven months until next February. A recent revelation that the final smart card contracts hadn’t received a lawyer’s stamp led Mayor Jim Watson to move a motion asking legal staff to ensure such measures must be taken for all future contracts. “There appeared to be some confusion about whether there was sign off or not,” said transit commission chairwoman, Diane Deans. “So I think the motion today is to provide clarity into the future – that everyone will understand that legal has not signed off until the stamp and the initials are there.” That motion gained council’s approval on June 26, minus a clause that specifically called out the lack of oversight on the part of former OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier, who was fired by the city earlier this year. Mercier spoke out in the media last week to defend his track record on the file. He told both the Ottawa Sun and Ottawa Citizen that he and his

staff followed the rules council outlined for how to execute the Presto contract. O’Connor admitted that it was a failure on the part of his office to ensure the final contract had legal’s signoff. The so-called “stamp” from legal is not unlike an engineer’s stamp of approval, O’Connor said. The inclusion of a lawyer’s initials ensures that all the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed, O’Connor said. For the most part, O’Connor said the Presto contract provided to Ottawa reflected similar contracts that were negotiated in other southern Ontario cities where provincial agency Metrolinx has implemented its Presto program.

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O’Connor cleared up something else that was a concern for city council: the city does have the ability to terminate its agreement with Presto and Metrolinx if it needs to. But Deans said the city is still gung-ho for the Presto card because it will be a good solution to make transit riders’ lives easier, she said. “We think it will serve our customers in Ottawa very well,” Deans said. “We’ve had some challenges in having it work, so I just wanted to ask and get clarity so that if we were at a point in the future where we didn’t have a working cards, is there an opportunity to exit the partnership, and the answer is yes.” But the city isn’t at that point yet, and hopefully it will never come to that, Deans said. Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Birthday Girls have something to celebrate Nepean trio on Bluesfest stage Sunday, July 15 Nevil Hunt nevil.hunt@metroland.com

In three short years, Nepeanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday Girls has gone from a small stage at a country fair to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest music festival. Despite the name, the band has no girls or cake in evidence, just three high school friends and their instruments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d always known each other through high school and had similar taste in music,â&#x20AC;? said drummer Lloyd Alexander. Kevin Donnelly plays synthesizer and Kyle Kilbride is the frontman, playing bass and handling vocals â&#x20AC;&#x153;and a bit of screaming,â&#x20AC;? Alexander adds. Despite the fact that all bands must go through categorization, Birthday Girls appears to have kept its options open. Music websites canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite pin them down, describing the band as dance punk, electronic, post-punk and dream punk. The Birthday Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; page on Myspace also refuses to commit to a particular style. Under the heading â&#x20AC;&#x153;sounds likeâ&#x20AC;? it says simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;a party.â&#x20AC;? To hear what the band is all about, search YouTube for their Blood Brothers video. Alexander said the band isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t into formulas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be what people have come to expect,â&#x20AC;? he said of the performance Birthday Girls plans for Bluesfest, which will be the biggest show the band has played in its threeyear history. The trio will perform on the Claridge Homes Stage, one of the largest spaces at Bluesfest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be an adjustment be-

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ing on a big stage,â&#x20AC;? Alexander said, adding that Birthday Girls is used to small, dark clubs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect to make some new fans. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a high energy show.â&#x20AC;? Alexander said the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst

show was at a battle of the bands at the Metcalfe Fair in October 2009. Faced with a sudden lineup change, they had about a week to prepare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We came in third,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not bad for pulling it all together in a

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Presbyopia - the ability to focus on objects up close - is a naturally occurring part of the aging process and happens to everyone eventually. This in combination with ‘computer syndrome’ - tired, sore eyes and blurred vision after working on the computer for long stretches of time - is responsible for prompting most middle-aged patients to have an eye exam.

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Planning for Canada’s big day in 2017 Public consultation held by Canadian Capital Cities Organization

original Affairs and I am interested in adding the Aboriginal perspective to the consultations,” she said. That sort of perspective was exactly what Pottie was looking for. “Get people talking and bring up ideas you would not have thought about,” Pottie said. Jeddore and other residents from across the city participated after receiving an invitation through the Na-

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The Canada Day 150th celebration public consultation held by Canadian Capital Cities Organization asked Ottawa residents what they would like to see on Canada Day in 2017. The organization is going across the country to ask all Canadians what type of celebrations should take place. years leading up to 2017 encourage greater Canadian participation. The evening turned into a brainstorming session featuring ideas

ranging from legacy projects to neighbourhood parties to involving museums to creating a logging tournament.

Danielle Jeddore, who works for the federal government, was among those who attended the consultation. “I came out because I work for Ab-

tional Capital Commission, which is a member of the Canadian Capital Cities Organization. Beyond the series public meetings taking place at provincial and territorial capitals across the country, the organization has also set up an online survey Canadians to fill out on its website. “We wanted to have something that everyone could do, even if they do not participate in the public consultations, we are still taking down their considerations,” Pottie said. Information gathered from the consultation sessions and online survey will be used to draft a report, which will be completed in the fall. For more information on the consultations or the 150th celebrations project, visit the website at www. ccco-occ.com.

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NCC) acknowledged the need to integrate and align their policies, especially in areas of shared jurisdiction,â&#x20AC;? Watson said, adding both bodies want to â&#x20AC;&#x153;meet each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals with a common approach.â&#x20AC;? That led to a motion from transportation committee chairwoman, Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, to alter the timelines for the western LRT corridor study to allow the city and NCC to align some master plans both jurisdictions have in the works. Among studies now underway are the NCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Horizon 2067 plan for the capital, the NCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital urban lands master plan as well as interim results from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s updates to its transportation master plan, which outlines future goals and routes for roads and transit.

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The redirection seemed to hinge on recent discussions between the mayor and NCC chairwoman Marie Lemay. The NCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willingness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or lack thereof â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to entertain the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preferred route along the Ottawa River Parkway has been a sticking point. The parkway falls under the NCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s control. Watson said he has had â&#x20AC;&#x153;productiveâ&#x20AC;? discussions recently with Lemay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both (the city and the

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ence who were holding signs reading No LRT on ByronRichmond. It also caused confusion around the council table and led several councillors to ask for â&#x20AC;&#x153;clarityâ&#x20AC;? about the process and when route options would be narrowed down. Staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation of a top route wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come until mid2013, Schepers said. Mayor Jim Watson said it is important for the city to focus on getting shovels into the ground for the downtown light-rail tunnel before ďŹ nalizing how to get rail to the west end of the city.

   

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dians, more than half of those polled agreed that these safety features would be easy to use and that they would use them if their vehicle had them. This is encouraging as studies have shown that safety features prevent crashes and injuries when used alongside safe driving practices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Increased awareness of these features and how they work can also reinforce the message that safety features do not discount the need for drivers to continue to rely on those safe driving behaviours that many ďŹ rst learned well before these safety features became available,â&#x20AC;? said Robertson.



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Ride for Dad hits the Rideau River on July 7 Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - The local Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition has partnered with the Ottawa police to help raise awareness and support for prostate cancer.

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Members of the Ottawa police Serviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traffic escort unit and marine drive trails unit and executives from Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition show off what their watercraft vehicles really can do on June 26. The event was organized by the two partners to help raise awareness for the Eastern Ontario Ride, which will take place on July 7 at Rideau Ferry.

gan in Windsor in 2011 as an addition to the motorcycle ride. Ivay said it was at the last Ottawa Boat Show where he began speaking to area businesses and the police about the possibility of starting up an eastern Ontario watercraft edition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone was really into the idea and from there it just took off,â&#x20AC;? Ivay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a lot of support from Ride for Dad to get this going.â&#x20AC;? The watercraft ride is open to all jet-powered watercraft, including personal watercraft vehicles like Sea-Doos (standup and sit-down models) and jet boats. The ride will depart Rideau Ferry and continue to Narrows Lock and then heading

to Westport on Upper Rideau Lake. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back to the lock at Newboro and a return to Narrows Lock and then back onto Big Rideau Lake. The ride will then cross to Portland and loop back to Rideau Ferry. All lock fees are included in registration. The round trip is expected to take about four to ďŹ ve hours with a total distance of 70 kilometres. Interested participants can pre-register for the Watercraft Ride for Dad online at www. ridefordad.ca or come out on ride day. The ride begins at 11 a.m. with closing ceremonies and a party will take place at Farrell Hall in Perth beginning at 5 p.m.

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gion as well as members of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police force who will hit the water in various watercraft vehicles on July 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is all about raising awareness for prostate cancer,â&#x20AC;? said Brian Ivay, executive director of the Ride for Dad Watercraft Edition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the transition from motorcycles to watercraft and the next generation of Ottawa policeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s involvement in the Ride for Dad.â&#x20AC;? The Ride for Dad event, which took place on June 2, began in Ottawa in 2000, with only 80 participants. The event has since expanded to 30 communities across Canada and has raised more than $9 million for prostate cancer research and treatment. The watercraft edition be-

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Faces of Mental Illness campaign looks for nominees EMC news - The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is launching its 10th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign and seeking nominations from members of the public. The campaign features the faces and stories of Canadians living in recovery with mental illness. The campaign is about showing that mental illness touches the lives of millions of Canadians, that we need to talk about it, and we need to call

for necessary services and supports that work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CAMIMH is pleased to invite Canadians from all backgrounds and across all parts of the country to nominate an individual, or even themselves, for our Faces of Mental Illness campaign,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Karen Cohen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a unique opportunity to inspire millions with a personal story of courage and recovery. These are stories that let the one in ďŹ ve Canadians living with mental illness each

year know that they are not alone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Far too many Canadians living with mental illness remain silent and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive the help they need.â&#x20AC;? The Faces of Mental Illness campaign is a key component of Mental Illness Awareness Week, running this year from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. To nominate a face, visit camimh.ca. Nominations will be accepted until July 26 and the 2012 faces will be announced Aug. 10.

Knights win lacrosse tournament Tyke team finishes championship run with a perfect 5-0 record The Nepean Knights tyke lacrosse team were crowned champions of the Orillia Kings tournament, ďŹ nishing with a perfect ďŹ ve wins and no losses. The tournament was held June 15-17. The young Knights â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ages 7 and 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have now won two tourna-

ments in a row. Nepean won the championship game with a tight 7-6 win over the Uxbridge Enforcers. Trailing 4-3 heading into the third period, Nepean rallied to bring the game to a 6-6 tie. In the ďŹ nal minute, while shorthanded, Liam Aston scored a beautiful breakaway goal on a pass from Willem Firth to clinch the win. Goalie Thomas Kiazyk played his best game of the tournament in the ďŹ nal.

Earlier, Nepean trounced Orillia 14-0, beat Uxbridge 7-2, downed Oshawa 19-1 and Shelburne 19-2. Charlie Gollob and Willem Firth led the Nepean scorers with twelve goals each over the ďŹ ve games. Strong team defence helped keep the ball out of the Knightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; net. The Nepean Knights tyke lacrosse teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record now jumps to 14 wins, just two losses, and one tie. Next up is a local tournament Canada Day weekend in Gloucester.

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An inner glow Walking Lady with Inner Glow by Robert Arnold is one of the works on display during a group show entitled HEAT, now showing at the Foyer Gallery until July 8. Works by Jessica Fleury, Anne Moore, Jean Morin, Jessie Parker and Donna Wiegand are on display.

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Ontario youth set volunteering record nity agencies. Over the three-week campaign, youth contributed an outstanding 124,000 volunteer hours – equal to 60 years of work. This marked the fifth year for the ChangeTheWorld Challenge, a partnership between the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network. More than 63,000 students have participated in ChangeTheWorld since 2008 when the campaign first launched. The number of partner volunteer organizations grew from seven to 25. More than 300 schools from over 60 different school boards participated this year.

E-book features Paralympians EMC news - This summer, as Canada’s elite athletes ready for an exciting new chapter, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Pfizer Canada are honouring Canada’s Paralympic athletes with a free, inspirational e-book. Parents, teachers and families can download Kids of Action, a free online book dedicated to Canada’s Summer Paralympic team. Audio formats of the book and e-book versions are now available online at morethanmedication.ca and through a link at paralympic.ca. Created by award-winning

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Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, right, hosts a community barbecue on June 24 at the Greely Community Centre with more than 300 people on hand. Guests included, from left, Senator Mike Duffy and Dr. Kellie Leitch, the MP for Simcoe-Grey, who also practises medicine at CHEO as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and Sekou Kaba, who is competing to become a member of the Canadian hurdler team at the London 2012 Olympics. Submitted

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rom now, until the crisp fall days ďŹ lled the air with the scent of burning leaves, our house smelled of simmering sugar and tart vinegar coming off the Findlay Oval. It was pickling and preserving time. And the smells hung onto our clothes for days as if we had been sprayed and we would notice just about everyone at Northcote School smelled the same way. The huge vegetable garden would ďŹ nally show the results of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constant attention and yellow beans, carrots, beets, cucumbers, blood-red tomatoes and just about any other vegetable you could name, were all ready for picking. As well, wild strawberries, mostly found along the Canadian PaciďŹ c Railway tracks that snaked through our farm, would already have been turned into jam. Raspberries, found growing in great abundance in a secluded spot in the dense woods on the property, were hauled out in milk cans and now sat in jars and sealers of every description. Every glass jar that had come into the house over the past months would be saved for this time of year. Washed thoroughly, then boiled in the big copper kettle on the stove, they were of every shape and size.

MARY COOK Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories And always there was a small pot of wax on the very back of the stove, usually on the reservoir, ready to pour over the jars holding the jams and pickles. It was unusual if Mother had to buy new wax every year, because since the last pickling and preserving session when the wax was removed from a jar, it was rinsed off and put in a cardboard box in the summer kitchen and reused time and again. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crop of preserves and pickles, stacked on a swinging shelf in what passed for a cellar, had gotten low. Fresh sheets of the Renfrew Mercury would be folded and placed on the shelves, ready for the new batches of jars and sealers. What we called the cellar, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really a cellar at all. While most of our neighbours had a dug-out you got to from a trap door in their kitchen, you could only get into ours from outside the house. Two big ďŹ&#x201A;at doors, on a slant from the ground to the side of the

house, had to be hoisted and laid back to get down into our cellar, which was nothing more than a sandy pit an ancestor of Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had dug out a century before. A swinging shelf was above the sand, and attached to the ďŹ&#x201A;oorboards of the underside of the house. It was a dark, dank place that scared the starch out of me every time I was sent down. Vegetables were buried in the sand and my brother Emerson further ďŹ&#x201A;amed my fears by telling me he knew for a fact it was where snakes spent the long cold winters! Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recipes were ones she was given by Aunt Bertha Thom from the farm next to us or Mrs. Beam the wonderful neighbour, who as well as treating everyone in the Northcote area for minor afďŹ&#x201A;ictions, was also known for her dill pickles and spiced crabapples, both of which always won prizes at the Renfrew fair. Mother had come from New York where pickles, jams and jellies were bought at the grocery store and â&#x20AC;&#x153;doing

downâ&#x20AC;? vegetables and fruits was as foreign to her as making homemade lye soap, all of which she mastered with the help of neighbours. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take her long to catch on to harvesting the garden either. There was scarcely a meal back then that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite pickles in a bowl on the table. He said no dinner was complete without chili sauce or yellow beans done in brine. Mother could serve up turnips, potatoes and even a bowl of sauerkraut, but Father always asked; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got any of that chili sauce and those yellow beans?â&#x20AC;? My sister Audrey would jump up and dump out a good portion of each and put it on the table. Back then, the Depression was all around us. There was no money for frivolity. We learned not to ask for something as simple as new hair ribbons or store-bought underwear or a toy we may have seen in the Five and Dime Store in Renfrew. We were barely able to buy coal oil for the lamps or a needed piece of harness or gas for the old Model T. But our table was always full. Vegetables, preserves, sauerkraut and an apple barrel in the summer kitchen and a smoke house full of meat ... and I heard it said more than once, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a poor farmer indeed who cannot feed his family.â&#x20AC;?

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Food ‘n’ Stuff • 1 2/3 cups flour • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder • 1/4 tsp. salt • 1/3 cup milk Butter and flour an 20-centimetre cake pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate, raspberry syrup and two tablespoons of sugar. Microwave on high for one minute, stir and then microwave on high for another minute. The mixture will be hot enough to finish melting the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted, then set aside to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, or margarine, with the white sugar. Add the eggs, one a time, and beat until thoroughly combined. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add about one-third of

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EMC community - A westOttawa based coalition wants to make sure the overall issue of violence against women in Canada isn’t ignored. Along with launching a new website, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women will now be producing position papers throughout the year on a variety of topics for the community’s interest. “We’re building our capacity, making connections, and we’re really excited about these movements,” said Stefanie Lomatski, executive director of the coalition. “(Having these) position papers are a way to be more cohesive.” The coalition hopes to release three to five position papers a year. The first position paper coalition launched on June 28 dealt with how violence against women has been portrayed in the media, particularly when it comes to honour killings. “The assumed cultural nature of the case spread like wildfire,” said Corrine Mason, a PhD student from the University of Ottawa, who studied how the recent Shafia murder trial was covered by two daily newspapers. Mason’s research forms

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Stefanie Lomatski, executive director of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women spoke about the group’s first position paper on how violence against women is portrayed. the basis of coalition’s position that the way the trial was presented in the media was that violence against women in Canada became “ordinary” and honour killings became

“extraordinary.” Mason concluded through her study of the Shafia trial that there were implications Canada was superior to the “Muslim world” regarding

violence against women. She said that’s simply not true, however. Citing Statistics Canada reports, she said of the 146 women killed in homicides in

2008, 45 were murdered by their spouse or domestic partner. Between 2007 and 2008, more than 61,600 women were seeking abuse shelters. She added that according to

the Native Women’s Association of Canada, there are 583 missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls in the country. “Honour killings (were portrayed as) a misogynist culture, committed by Muslims against Muslim women and children, and it was carefully planned,” she said. “Domestic violence by contrast (was portrayed as) individual men who were a few bad apples, non-Muslim, and women were not killed for transgressing cultural boundaries.” The coalition also said they’d like to work with media organizations and come up with a collaboration project that would help both parties get the message of violence against women out. Jordan Fairbairn who does public engagement for the coalition, and is also a PhD student, said the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence worked successfully with journalists and together came up with a hand book on reporting violence against women stories. “This is a model to work off of in Canada,” said Fairbairn. “They started from a point in recognizing that these are tough issues to cover.” For more information on the coalition, visit their website at: www.octevaw-cocvff.ca.

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Angel is a spayed female, white Domestic Shorthair cat who is about four years old. She has been at the shelter since April 28 when she was brought in as a stray. Angel loves to drink running water... she would love to have her own fountain in her new home. She has the best purrrrrrr. Once she is comfortable with her surroundings, she turns on the sound.

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HEAT, a group show featuring Foyer Gallery new members Robert Arnold, Jessica Fleury, Anne Moore, Jean Morin, Jessie Parker and Donna Wiegand. Meet the artists on June 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Foyer Gallery is a non-profit artist run gallery located at the Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave., entrance 1. Hours are Wednesday to Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 613-580-2424 ext 42226 or visit www.foyergallery.com.

July 7 A strawberry social will be held at the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club at Byron and Golden Avenues in Westboro from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come and visit the club and enjoy some strawberry shortcake and chat with the members of this friendly club. For further information, call 613-725-1063.

July 10 Take a virtual tour around historical Ottawa from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at 225 McClelland Rd. in Arlington Woods. Singer, speaker, refreshments, door prizes and free childcare included for $4 or $1 for first timers. RSVP to 613-721-1257 or 613-8292063. Sponsored by Ottawa

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July 12 Teen writing workshop at Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr. Come and meet other teens that share your passion, play writing games and learn tips and tricks about getting published. Drop-in from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 580-2710.

July 18 Missing Harry Potter? Teens can come out and watch Act 1 of a Very Potter Sequel, the StarKid Theatre Production, on the big screen. Popcorn provided. Drop-in from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr. For more information call 580-2710.

July 26 Golf Tournament to benefit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa at Greensmere Golf and Country Club, 1717 Bear Hill Rd., Carp. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Best ball format. Contact Kaylie Taylor at 613-862-9639 cell or email kaylie1971@yahoo.com.

July 31 Wii Mario Kart for teens. Come out and join this sudden-death tournament! Prizes and snacks. Ages 12 and up. Drop-in from 3 to 4 p.m. at Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr. For more information call 580-2710.

August 3 to 6 Celebrate the 180th Anniversary of the Rideau Canal from August 3 to 6! From boating and outdoor leisure enthusiasts to heritage buffs and art lovers, the four-day celebration offers fun, interactive entertainment for the whole family. The party runs

for the entire Civic Holiday weekend. For a complete list of activities, visit rideaucanalfestival.ca.

Aug. 13 Game on for teens. Spend the afternoon playing some old favourite board games or new Wii games. Ages 12 and up. Drop-in from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Nepean Centrepointe library, 101 Centrepointe Dr. For more information call 580-2710.

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.

Fridays Five pin bowling league is to encouraging senior citizens over the age of 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise. Members range in age from 50 to 90. There is no registration fee. The league is a fun, non-competitive league, experience not required. Bowling takes place each Friday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Rd. Ottawa. Participants are placed on mixed four person teams. To register, please call Roy or Jean Hoban at 613-73l-6526.

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