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Creek has Inside cleaner COMMUNITY future Graham Creek gets conservation boost from Accora owner Steph Willems

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EMC news - It’s far from the biggest waterway in the Ottawa area, but Graham Creek in Ottawa’s west end is finally getting community recognition and some muchneeded TLC. On Dec. 6, Ferguslea Properties Ltd., owner of Accora Village, donated $5,000 to assist in a restoration project being carried out by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. That project is split into two phases. The first, to support the fish habitat through installation of root wads, was completed this year. REFORESTATION

There’s still time to help others in need this Christmas. – Page 19

Next year the conservation authority will attempt a shoreline reforestation project with the help of community volunteers. The city has committed to improving the shoreline around the mouth of the creek. See PLANTINGS, page 2


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Christmas wishes Magnus Muirhead, centre, can barely contain his excitement as he waits to see Santa at the mayor’s Christmas party. He was all smiles when he finally got his chance to get up close with Saint Nick with his sisters Francesca, left, and Charlotte, right. The mayor’s 12th annual Christmas celebration was held at city hall on Dec. 8 and included visits with both Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Beavertails, ice-skating, crafts, entertainment and cookie decorating.

Carling businesses could get boost Pilot project aims to increase job opportunities Steph Willems

EMC news - A new pilot project proposed for Ottawa’s west end could see employment opportunities improved for young people living in the area, residents were told last week. The new economic development project targeting a stretch of Carling Avenue in Bay ward was among issues discussed at a town hall meeting organized by Bay Coun. Mark Taylor on Nov. 27. The event highlighted many local improvement projects while eliciting feedback on larger issues or ongoing concerns. Joining Taylor was Ottawa police Const. Ian Matyas and city economic

development officer Ian Scott. local jobs that put an emphasis on youth, The Carling Avenue economic devel- while also adding amenities to a comopment plan will consider ways of bring munity where many residents don’t own much-needed services and job opportuni- vehicles. ties to the west end. A concurrent plan is The act of encouraging businesses to being implemented in Orléans. set up shop in certain areas of the city “Over the next two months (we will) is constricted by legal considerations, put together a framework on how to ac- meaning quick incentives are not immecomplish these goals, with an associated diately forthcoming. timeline,” said Taylor. “That will have to “To encourage that investment (in a be approved by committee and city coun- community), you would have to give a cil.” grant, an inducement The plan covers the and the province says area of Carling be- Over the next two that would be illegal,” tween Pinecrest Road months (we will) put said Scott, adding that and Bayshore Drive community improveand includes parts of together a framework ment plans offer a way the adjacent communithe provincial on how to accomplish around ties of Michele Heights legislation. and Britannia Heights. these goals... Scott said the one The area is home to COUN. MARK TAYLOR thing the city can do a large population of is offer a property tax young people, in many freeze as an incentive, cases from lower- to middle-income fam- but only if a business has expanded on ilies. the property. With this pilot project, the city would See LAKESIDE, page 4 like to see the creation of multiple tiers of


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Hydro Ottawa Raises Record Amount for United Way Ottawa

2012 Hydro Ottawa Brighter Tomorrows Fund grant recipients and special guests.

Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro Ottawa’s campaigns have raised more than $1.2 million over the past 12 years. “The enthusiasm of this workforce is outstanding. I am proud to see Hydro Ottawa employees give generously to help the community we serve,” said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. United Way Ottawa supports programs and initiatives that do more than just help people today— they give people the help they need to change their life — for good. Hydro Ottawa’s 2012 campaign included a 10 km relay run, an employee fun day, bake sales and a chilli cook-off. In 2011, Hydro Ottawa’s campaign committee was honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award. Thanks to the leadership of these volunteers and with the support of employees across the company, Hydro Ottawa’s workplace campaign in 2012 is the largest donor among the more than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services Category. The company’s matching dollars are allocated to the Brighter Tomorrows Fund, a community investment program designed to support frontline agencies that serve people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to invest in energy-efficient technologies or products. Over the past two years more than $219,000 has been allocated by the Brighter Tomorrows Fund to help agencies implement capital projects to reduce their energy costs. Supporting United Way Ottawa is just one way Hydro Ottawa is contributing to the well-being of our community. Whether it is maintaining one of the safest, most reliable electricity distribution systems in Ontario, helping our customers manage their energy consumption or educating children about electricity safety, our over 600 employees continue to be dedicated workers and caring citizens.


Graham Creek, seen here where it runs into the Ottawa River in Andrew Haydon Park, will see shoreline reconstruction work begin in the spring. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, with help from Accora Village owner Ferguslea Properties, is attempting to improve the creek’s ecosystem.

Plantings to help creek’s health Continued from page 1

“This has been a great year for Grahams Creek,” said Andrea Klymko, the conservation authority’s shoreline stewardship program manager. “The fact that Ferguslea contacted us ... was fantastic. It’s great to get them on board and naturalize every bit (of the creek) we can.” The urban creek runs along the west side of the Bayshore community, connecting with the Ottawa River in Andrew Haydon Park. Despite its small size, it’s home to a variety of cold water fish species. However, its location in a heavily populated urban area and its close vicinity to major roadways means the fish, plants and

wildlife living in the watershed are extremely vulnerable. The conservation authority’s City Stream Watch program uses volunteers to monitor rivers and streams throughout the Rideau watershed and Graham Creek is no different. Volunteers have prowled the banks of the creek to assess its health in both 2005 and 2010. “The 2010 monitoring identified the specific areas that would be targeted for shoreline restoration and fish habitat work,” said Klymko. The installation of root wads will improve the fish habitat by giving marine life shady spots and refuge areas. Next year’s shoreline project will see native species trees and bushes plants to create

a 15-metre buffer along the shoreline. Not only will this shade the creek and intercept garbage, it will also absorb some of the flow of nutrients into the creek. Site preparation and planting will be performed by volunteers from both the RVCA and the Accora Village community. Steve Ryan, Ferguslea’s vice-president of asset management, said in a release that his community values the environment. “We have several sustainability projects on the go, demonstrating the commitment that Accora Village has made to their residents and to the larger community,” he said.

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Festive RIDE campaign underway OPP challenges Ontarians to make holiday season safe and sober EMC news - With Ontarians starting to head out for social outings in celebration of the upcoming holiday season, the OPP is pulling out all stops to take impaired drivers off roads between now and the new year. The OPP is conducting its annual Festive RIDE campaign until Jan. 2, and people are being reminded that RIDE stops will be very visible throughout the campaign. According to the OPP, 61 people have died in alcoholrelated motor vehicle collisions within OPP jurisdiction so far this year. This number is up by more than 17 per cent when compared to the 52 people who lost their lives in impaired driving collisions by this time last year (2011) and the OPP is taking this increase in fatalities seriously. The OPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highway safety division commander said last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numbers were up over the previous RIDE season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can expect to see us ramp up our enforcement over the holidays to put a stop to this life-threatening driving behaviour,â&#x20AC;? said Chief Supt. Don Bell in a press release. The OPP invites members of the public to join them on Facebook to share their views about impaired driving and the OPPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Festive RIDE campaign.


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Lakeside Centre getting upgrade Walk for Memories Continued from page 1

meeting space with a hallway to access other rooms. As well, questions about whether the centre really needs a ďŹ tness or weight room were raised. Taylor responded by saying the initial draft presented to the community was simply an example of what the centre could look like, adding that public feedback from an open house, as well as this meeting, was being incorporated into a second, more speciďŹ c draft plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to add capabilities, not take them away,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor.

EMC news - Join the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County at the annual Walk for Memories inside the Carleton University Fieldhouse on Jan. 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a group warm-up at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. and the closing ceremonies are at 12:30 p.m. Join in for fun, exercise and a great opportunity to support the 15,000 individuals with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease and other dementias in Ottawa and Renfrew County as well as their family members. There is no registration fee but a

fundraising minimum of $100 per participant is requested. Sign up as a walker online at www. and get your sponsors to support you online. Create a team with your family, friends or co-workers. Challenge each other to raise more for the Alzheimer Society. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada. Visit www. or call 613-5234004 in Ottawa or 1-888-411-2067 in Renfrew County for more information about Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease and the programs available to support families living dementia.



In that sense, a business that expands a current building would â&#x20AC;&#x201C; under the pilot program â&#x20AC;&#x201C; only pay the property taxes attributed to the original buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footprint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt the taxation department because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to get,â&#x20AC;? said Scott. Both Scott and Taylor stressed a desire to gather extensive community input on what jobs should be targeted before moving into the bylaw process.

Another matter concerning the public at the town hall was the redevelopment of the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, which is moving towards a second draft plan based on public feedback. Many residents worried the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to accommodate all community uses within the expanded building would negatively affect its ability to accommodate existing uses, such as dinner-dances and community theatre. Questions posed to Taylor during the town hall focused on the segmenting of the large, ďŹ rst-ďŹ&#x201A;oor

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School 2.0: Algonquin College showcases applied research work Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Students and staff at Algonquin College got to show off their latest gadgets at the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter Applied Research Day on Dec. 4. The research day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is held twice a year for students graduating in the winter and spring â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gives the public a sneak peek at some of the research projects the students have made for industry partners. Jonathon Holmes, a recruitment officer with the college, said the applied research day in the spring is larger, with high school students being trucked in to see their study options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to showcase the talents of our students,â&#x20AC;? he said. Jordan Kurosky, who studied computer science, developed an application for Natural Resources Canada. The app â&#x20AC;&#x201C; designed for an android tablet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helps geologists track the information they receive from samples when they are working up north. Prior to the application, the geologists entered the information into a notebook and then later entered the information into a complex database by hand. With the application, geologists can enter information about samples that is tied to GPS data. It simplifies the process and allows them to be more accurate. The team spent a total of 753 hours on their project, with more than 350 of those hours spent on coding the application. But Kurosky said the experience of working with the client and developing the project was very valuable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to start my own company, so learning to keep the client happy is really important,â&#x20AC;? he said. SUPPORT

While students work on their projects they have access to all of Algonquinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s labs and latest technologies. Nick Haddad, from the collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s print shop, was on hand during the applied research day to show off a 3-D printer. The printer uses liquid photo polymer that reacts with the UV light on the printer head as it moves back and forth, creating models layer by layer. Haddad showed off a model of some chess pieces that were created by the printer, pointing out that the pieces were identical no matter how many times they were reproduced. Students can have models printed for a fraction of the cost of other print shops, Haddad said.


Nick Haddad from the Print Shop at Algonquin College showcases the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-dimensional printer during the winter Applied Research Day on Dec. 4.




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Launch of the Fresh Food Revolution On November 22nd, the Kanata Food Cupboard, launched the Fresh Food Revolution. Some of the attendees included Kanata councillors Allan Hubley and Marianne Wilkinson and Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health, of Ottawa Public Health. What is the Fresh Food Revolution? The Kanata Food Cupboard has made some exciting changes to the way they serve residents by having dramatically transformed their premises into a grocery store-style format to better serve those in need. Clients will now be able to make their selection based on their needs, and the food restrictions and preferences of their family, rather than being given a predetermined hamper of foods. In the

coming months, in addition to the current dry goods, the Kanata Food Cupboard will also be offering fresh meat, milk, vegetables and fruit products to their clients. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) supports this innovative approach since lack of nutritious foods can result in poor birth outcomes, reduced learning and productivity and increased chronic disease. As part of the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy OPH strives to make healthy nutritious foods a part of every resident’s diet no matter where they live or how much money they have. Learning good food skills are an important part of healthy eating, therefore, OPH Community Food Advisors were on hand

to demonstrate how to prepare simple and nutritious recipes with common food bank items. For more information on the Healthy Eating, Active Living Strategy, visit ottawa. ca/health or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ ottawahealth) for the latest public health information. For more information on the Kanata Food Cupboard, visit kanatafoodcupboard. ca or call 613-836-7847. You can also connect with the Kanata Food Cupboard on Facebook and Twitter (@ KanataFoodCpbrd).

Let’s Talk About Sex Many parents feel anxious about talking to their questions and concerns. their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help guide during Capitalize on opportunities that come up these very important talks: in everyday life. Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have Talking about sexuality at an early age reflected on the question—where do will make it easier when talking about babies come from? more complex issues when they become Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where watching a love scene with a TV show, or babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring even listening to provocative lyrics on the it up. Take it slowly, building on topics radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen. It does not matter how you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex— you bring it up—it just matters that you bring it up with them. Do not expect that let your teen know that you are willing to everything will be covered in one “talk” talk about it. as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject. What is most important is that Use proper vocabulary when referring your teen feels they can come to you with to body parts. Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that

Make the most of teachable moments

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these are not “dirty” words and that it’s ok to ask questions.

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When your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise. You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know. Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.

Share your values— don’t lecture or preach

Listen and respect your child’s ideas. Ask them what they think about it. Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand. Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context.

For more information on talking about sexuality, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY:613-580-6744) or visit our website, You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ophsexhealth) for the latest public health information.


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Public board trustees need to be help, not hindrance


rustees of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board were wrong to ratify an agreement with secondary school teachers despite the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rejection of the deal, as it sets the stage for further conflict in the ongoing labour dispute. Things are messy enough following a planned one-day strike by public elementary school teachers this week. But the approval of the agreement by the trustees after the

minister of education rejected it only added to the chaos. As board chairwoman Jennifer McKenzie said in a statement following a Dec. 4 meeting to ratify the deal, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best way to solve a problem is to have the parties directly involved sit down and work together to find a solution. This agreement was locally negotiated; it has not been revised.â&#x20AC;? Why take this position? Why pick a fight with the ministry? The board could

have simply sought to work with the federation on the issues identified by the minister. If the federation rejected this approach as they rejected the ministerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intervention in the first place, the board rightly could have washed its hands of the matter. Now, Ottawa has a public board that openly disagrees with the province, which will only serve to delay the prospect of a working agreement even longer. The province has laid out

its position. If the federation wishes to reject that position, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s its prerogative. It is not the place of the trustees to reject the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position or chastise it for rejecting its â&#x20AC;&#x153;locally negotiatedâ&#x20AC;? solution. The ability to achieve that end went out the window the moment the province passed Bill 115, which laid out a number of terms the province required in order to accept any collective agreement reached across Ontario. The issue has become

political on a scale that is beyond the scope of local boards. Indeed the two parties holding the most seats at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park, the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives, worked to pass the bill in a minority legislature. The PCs in fact sought to include tougher language and have made it clear such terms would be the case if they were in power. Given the tumult in Ontario politics at the moment, it is presumptuous of the board to

assume they can get the provincial government to change its tune on collective agreements at this point in time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Liberals simply arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in any position to budge. One thing is certain, however: most Ontarians want the education labour disputes settled and the sooner the better. By placing itself between the ministry of education and the teachers, Ottawa public board trustees have only served to delay the achievement of that goal.


A little laughter can go a long way Making the world a better place has been fun for people like Murray Thomson, but for too many others it has been an exercise in negativity, born mostly out of hatred for those in power. That has led to a lot of rock-throwing, no small amount of teargas and very little positive change. Yet there is a sense that todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger generation might contain some who have the necessary qualities, who might be ready to take on issues of world poverty and poverty at home without being financially rewarded for it, who might be willing to be the only people in their city talking about nuclear disarmament, who could become happy warriors for change. They study these issues in university. Their ease with the Internet puts them in touch with others of like mind. They can organize in a hurry. They have an impulse to help others. True, there is a tendency right now for some people to think they are taking effective action because they set up a Facebook page. But they can learn where they can do the most good. One of Murray Thomsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sustaining beliefs, one that all people must have if they choose his line of work, is the notion that ordinary people have and can use power effectively. To this effect he told his favourite joke about a rich and powerful man who goes into a restaurant. The waiter brings a roll and one pat of butter. The man asks for two pats of butter. The waiter politely refuses citing restaurant policy. The angry customer says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know who I am?â&#x20AC;? The waiter says no. The customer says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a United States senator, chairman of the defence committee, holder of three university degrees and a former NFL football player.â&#x20AC;? The waiter says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you know who I am?â&#x20AC;? The customer says no. The waiter says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the guy with the butter.â&#x20AC;? The message is clear: they may think they have the power, but we have the butter. Unsaid is another message: to fight the power it helps to be able to laugh.



o one talks about nuclear disarmament any more, but they were talking about it over dinner at a local hotel the other night. Not only that, but they were laughing their heads off. This was because of Murray Thomson, one of those unsung heroes in our community. This night he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, because he is turning 90. More than a 100 people came out to celebrate and in addition to talk of nuclear disarmament, there was live country music and the pleasing spectacle of the guest of honor squeaking out These Foolish Things on a violin. It was not a solemn occasion, yet it took place in front of a crowd that is often solemn to a fault. No wonder: the many problems of the world can anger you and make you sad. Thomson, however, is of a generation that took the issues, not themselves, seriously. They worked hard, but they laughed and had fun. There is no space here for a complete resumĂŠ. Thomson worked in Southeast Asia for CUSO, was involved in Project Ploughshares, was one of the founders of Peace Fund Canada and the Group of 78. To all of them he brought boundless energy, optimistic spirit and a readiness to talk baseball. He holds the Pearson Peace Medal and the Order of Canada. At our table there was a discussion about whether there is, in upcoming generations, a group of people who can carry on the same work with the same spirit. Because in addition to the willingness to work hard for little in the way financial reward and public recognition, you need patience, optimism, faith in your fellow humans and a sense of humor.

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owned Ottawa businesses to provide a range of gifts for various occasions, from bottles of wine to jewellery, even experiences for things like birthday parties and home-staging. For $6.95, gifts can be delivered anywhere in the Ottawa area within 24 hours. The website has also partnered with local etiquette expert Cecilia Pita, owner of Savoir-Faire, to blog about gift-giving etiquette. “Etiquette is a big part of gifting,” says Richards. “Some people are completely unaware that you should bring a hostess gift when you go to someone’s house for dinner. And other portions of etiquette have gone off the rails. Like you buy a hostess gift and then the hostess gives you a thank you card, and then you say thank you for the thank you card.” Tips on societal norms around gift-giving and a selection of local vendors at my fingertips? There’s a lot more value in that $6.95 than just the courier fee. Not to mention I may never have to set foot in the mall again.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse when I have to buy someone a gift. Sure there are plenty of online retailers and lovely perusable neighbourhoods in Ottawa, but as someone who always buys on deadline – needing a hostess gift for a dinner party that very evening – I’m often not well-positioned to trek across town or wait three or four days for delivery. It’s for this reason that I was happy to learn about a new Ottawa-based business called The online gift concierge was designed for people like me – busy, disorganized, sentimental and a teeny bit neurotic. A busy working motherof-three, Susan Richards and her business partner Craig Hung launched in March. It’s an idea that’s been brewing in her head for some time. Like most of us,

she attempts to juggle work, life and kids’ activities. “Five or six days a week, it seems perfectly manageable,” says Richards. “I tend to think as long as I’m balanced I can handle a lot. But every once in a while, the cup spilleth over and at those times an invitation to a dinner party can put me over the edge.” A stickler for etiquette, Richards likes gift-giving and she’s action-oriented, but she admits that life often gets in the way of a leisurely afternoon perusing boutiques in Westboro or the Glebe. “I have thoughtful intentions, but I tend not to be able to execute them,” says Richards. With, Richards has created a portal of gift boutiques. The company has so far partnered with 50 locally-

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NEW NIGHT TIME PHOTOS OF THE STRANDHERDARMSTRONG BRIDGE I would like to invite residents to visit my website to view some new spectacular photos of the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge construction site at night time. The photos are quite incredible and show some of the work that takes place occasionally into the night time hours. I am pleased with the progress that we are making on the construction of the bridge and I continue to work closely with City Officials to make the project a top priority for the City.

OTTAWA LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT CONTRACT I am pleased to report that the contract for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project has been awarded to the Rideau Transit Group. This is an important economic development for the City which will provide jobs, help the environment, and by providing a much needed improvement to the City’s transit system. The Rideau Transit Group’s proposal outlines a construction schedule that will see project construction substantially complete by the end of 2017 and in service by 2018. Moreover, the Rideau Transit Group has agreed to a fixed price contract of $2.1 billion, meaning the City and Ottawa taxpayers will not be financially responsible for cost overruns related to construction. I would like to thank residents who made it out to the Public Showcase at the Walter Baker Sports Centre this past week. For those of you who missed it, there is an upcoming showcase at Bayshore Shopping Centre on December 14 from 3-9 p.m. For more information on the project please visit

PRINCE OF WALES WIDENING UPDATE Recently, the City received approval from the Ministry of Environment to proceed with the proposed planning and development of the Prince of Wales Drive widening, from Fisher Avenue to Woodroffe Avenue. The 2008 Transportation Master Plan identified the widening of this section of Prince of Wales Drive as one of the key projects required to accommodate growth. The roadway modifications aim at improving safety of all users by considering the addition of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, two vehicular lanes, and a median where suitable. I will continue to advocate for upgrades to this important road.

RUNNING ON EMPTIES The Caring and Sharing Exchange is hosting its 25th annual Running on Empties event on Saturday, December 15th, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm at all Ottawa area Beer Stores. Last year, the event raised over $17,000 and has raised over $294,000 for the Christmas Exchange Program since it started in 1988. They hope to have residents donate their empties to help families and individuals in need through the Christmas Exchange Program and I would encourage residents to drop off their empties at our local Beer Store located at 3500 Fallowfield Road in Barrhaven.

“SMILES ON US” DAY! - FREE DENTAL CARE FOR BARRHAVEN PATIENTS IN NEED The staff and volunteers at Chapman Mills Dental are looking to help those within the community who are struggling to afford dental care on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Their goal is to see as many patients as possible between 9am and 4pm to offer fillings, extractions, and cleanings free of charge. For more information, please visit:


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have a hard and fast rule about Christmas shopping: as soon as Dec. 1 hits, I steer clear of the mall. You may misinterpret that to mean I am incredibly organized and get all my Christmas shopping done before December. Not at all. Most of the time, I’m caught off-guard by the holidays, ordering last-minute, printable gift cards online and purchasing stocking stuffers at the corner store. The reality is that even on a Monday in February I find the mall over-stimulating. The lights, the noise, the synthetics. Ten minutes of walking through the concourse and I come over in a sweat, my throat dries out and I start to get a little panicky. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t have a phobia of movie theatres or crowds. I love perusing the Byward Market building on a Saturday. I don’t even mind department stores all that much. But there’s something about the mall that irks me. I tend to avoid the mall when I can. But then there are times when etiquette trumps convenience – in other words,

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Residents consider Greenbank zoning Three home lots could be developed at later date Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The second step in a spot zoning project along Greenbank Road will require urban planner Nancy Meloshe to balance the needs of residents of Elvaston Avenue with the look of Greenbank Road. Meloshe has met with the residents of Trend Arlington and Craig Henry several times to prepare a spot zoning report for three properties along Greenbank. The hope is to get the zoning more inline with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official plan and avoid over-development. But residents are still searching for a compromise over certain elements of the proposed plan. The property is currently zoned as general mixed use with a height of three storeys. The Dec. 4 meeting at the Trend Arlington Community Association community building was a follow up to one in October where residents hashed out the potential height of development at lots 171, 173 and 175 Greenbank Rd next to St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day care. The process is being dealt with by a citywide zoning consistency team, made up of

staff from the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning department, which will be used across the city. Knoxdale -Merivale Coun. Keith Egli said there is a similar project in Capital ward in Old Ottawa South, along Colonel By Drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ideally when we amalgamated we would have synched the zoning but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen,â&#x20AC;? Egli said. At the meeting, Meloshe said the acceptable height of future development would be close to five storeys, or 16 metres. She also proposed eliminating some currently allowable uses such as a drivethrough or animal hospital. CHURCH OWNERSHIP

During the October meeting, Father Shenouda Doss Boutros, the priest at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coptic Church, said the church owns two of the three subject properties and wants to build a retirement home. But the church is still in the feasibility study stage and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any plans to show the community yet. Meloshe also proposed a higher fence and an increased rear setback to provide a buffer for residents on Elvaston Avenue. But resident Michael Corber was worried what that would do to the look of Greenbank Road. Increasing the rear setback would mean decreasing the front setback, so that the development could be close to

the sidewalk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I wanted to see cement when I was walking on Greenbank I would live near Laurier Avenue,â&#x20AC;? Corber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am just trying to get across that it needs to be a balancing act.â&#x20AC;? Egli said he would work with Meloshe to find the â&#x20AC;&#x153;sweet spotâ&#x20AC;? to satisfy the advocates for Elvaston Avenue and Greenbank Road. Meloshe said building designs and urban planning are getting better and that development could make for a nicer streetscape. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things I like about places like Elgin is there are a lot of places where I can sit and grab a coffee and look at the street,â&#x20AC;? she said. But Corber and TACA vice-president James Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady were skeptical, saying that the amount of traffic coming from Barrhaven going to Highway 417 means that people are stopping to shop or grab a coffee. Judy Marshall, who lives on Elvaston Avenue, said the community is better to give a little on height if it would protect the lots from over-development. The community will continue to meet and iron out the details as part of the process. When residents finalize what they would like to see on the three sites, a report with their recommendations will be given to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning committee.

Barrhaven Music Academy makes music for food bank Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - The Barrhaven Music Academy is hosting a holiday concert that will be music to Ottawa Food Bank clients. The music academy will showcase the talent of as many as 100 students at The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa 30 Cleary Ave. on Dec. 22. The students will perform three shows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be no fee for entrance; organizers ask only that concert

goers bring a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank. Ashley Martyn, one of the academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founders, said the school likes to give back to the community, especially during the holidays. Martyn and Nadia Zaid founded the school out of their homes, but moved into a spot on Woodroffe Avenue in Barrhaven in July. The academy gives lessons in piano, guitar, bass, violin, and theory. Students performed a fundraiser for Barrhaven resident Brynn

McLennan in September, who receives stem cell treatments to battle muscular dystrophy. The academy started a Tuneful Tots program for kids aged three to five in September. The tots will make their debut performance at the Holiday concert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many kids in Barrhaven,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be part of the community.â&#x20AC;? For more information on the Christmas concert call 613-459-6027 or visit www.





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Félice Miranda gets Community Builder award Steph Willems

EMC news - When she showed up at LiveWorkPlay’s annual Family Feast on Friday evening, volunteer Félice Miranda wasn’t expecting to take the stage to accept an award. But that’s exactly what happened. Miranda’s years of volunteer service and advocacy were recognized with a United Way Community Builder Award, presented to her by CBC News producer and United Way Campaign co-chairwoman Karen Soloman. “We recognize people who have made great contributions to out city,” said Soloman, speaking at the appreciation dinner held at the St. Anthony Soccer Club. “These are individuals, organizations or groups who have truly demonstrated their ability to give, speak up and take action.” Miranda has been recognized as a top contributor by LiveWorkPlay, a charitable organization for people with intellectual disabilities, and has always made time to advocate and assist both it and the United Way. Miranda’s daughter benefited from LiveWorkPlay and her mother soon decided to repay the kindness in any way she could. Soloman remarked that Miranda always brings an infectious energy and good humour to her volunteering. The time spent volunteering is impressive, she noted, as Miranda’s time is split between work, volunteering, teaching laughter yoga and serving as secretary for the Barrhaven Toastmaster’s Club. Clearly surprised by the award

and somewhat hesitant to make a formal speech, Miranda was egged on by friends and colleagues to take to the mic. “I do what I do to help people and I thank my daughter Gillian for being the person that she is,” said Miranda. “There are so many other (volunteers) who so much, but thank you so much for this. I’m shocked.” Keenan Wellar, co-founder of LiveWorkPlay, spoke highly of Miranda’s service to the organization over the past several years. “We got to know Félice because her daughter Gillian was with us for about 10 years now, since she was a teenager in high school,” said Wellar. “She went though a lot of struggles, we helped her out and she’s living on her own in the community now and has a good life.” Wellar said the enthusiasm and emotional energy Miranda exhibited during her volunteering at LiveWorkPlay make her a huge hit. “I knew right away at the first time we spoke together that this was ideal,” he said. “She was fresh and exciting in speaking to audiences.”

Félice Miranda, right, receives a United Way Community Builder Award from CBC News producer and United Way Campaign cochair Karen Soloman on Dec. 7. Miranda was honoured for her years of volunteer service to LiveWorkPlay, a charitable organization for intellectually challenged adults. STEPH WILLEMS/METROLAND

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Changing the face of transit in Ottawa From entrances and escalators to bike parking and stores, here is what’s planned for your local light-rail hub plex. Directly across Queen Street from the Place de Ville entrance, there will also be a smaller, elevator-only entrance. Wider sidewalks will accommodate large pedestrian volumes and the station will also connect to an existing north-south underground pathway connecting Albert and Sparks streets.

Laura Mueller

EMC news - A vision for Ottawa’s light-rail line is becoming clearer after the city revealed its preferred builder on Dec. 5. While city council still has to vote to accept the deal on Dec. 19, station concepts have been fleshed out and are now available for people to view online at and at showcases around the city. Rideau Transit Group’s proposal shows a cohesive series of neutral-looking wood and concrete stations with modern, modular entrances. Much of the wood will come from ash trees felled by the emerald ash borer. Simple yet attractive design, intuitive passenger flow and integration with cycling and pedestrian facilities are key principles in the station design, according to Rideau Transit Group. There will also be 300 bicycle parking spaces provided along Confederation Line, 80 per cent of which will be weather-protected. Stairway bicycle “runnels,” or tire ramps will allow cyclists to wheel their bikes up and down stairs and into the trains. Escalators are listed for most of the stations, except Lees Station, which is one level, and Campus, Hurdman, Train and Cyrville stations, which will only have stairs and elevators. Public art displays will be incorporated into the stations. CONSTRUCTION IMPACT

While construction will get underway in 2013, most significantly with the expansion of Highway 417 between Nicholas and the split, most of the light-rail construction impact won’t be felt until 2015. That’s when the Transitway between Lebreton and Tunney’s Pasture will close so tracks can be laid down.



Above: This graphic shows what Rideau Transit Group envisions for the western- light-rail station at Tunney’s Pasture. Below: The Alstrom Citadis train used in 40 cities around the globe is what Ottawa is planning to use for its light-rail line. Transitway buses would move onto Scott and Albert streets in dedicated bus lanes from Holland Avenue east. Construction of the east entrance of the 2.5-kilometre downtown tunnel will close the Transitway south of Laurier Avenue to where the Transitway parallels Nicholas Street. Transitway buses will be detoured to the east side of this section of Nicholas Street and along Laurier Avenue to Laurier Station. To the east, detoured Transitway buses will use a dedicated transit lane on the newly widened Highway 417, with some detours around St. Laurent Station. TUNNEY’S PASTURE

The western rail terminal will have connections to the bus Transitway system and will feature a large pedestrian retail plaza. “Extensive” bicycle storage and washrooms will be available. An area will be set aside for a future expansion of the station platform to the east, a

pedestrian link to an expanded bus loop to the north and new entrances at the north and south ends of the station. BAYVIEW

A new station at Bayview will mean no more climbing the hill from the Tom Brown Arena. New connections on the lower O-Train level of the two-level station will allow pedestrians and cyclists to access the station without having to cross Albert/Scott Street from Hintonburg and Mechanicsville. There will also be connections to a new network of multi-use pathways north of the station that will connect the station and Mechanicsville to LeBreton Flats. The LRT station will be positioned above the O-Train tracks, with main station entrances at the O-Train platform and on Albert Street. LEBRETON

A new LeBreton Station will play a major role in the

revitalization of the area, according to Rideau Transit Group’s materials. The twostorey station at LeBreton will involve reconstructing Booth Street and the Booth Street Bridge. The station will be shifted under and to the west of the Booth Street Bridge to enhance its relationship with Booth Street with entrances on Booth and from the lowerlevel aqueduct, a city report states. This station will celebrate Algonquin culture.


The western downtown station is the first underground station in the downtown tunnel under Queen Street. With concourses located 12.5 metres and 18 m underground, it will have two entrances: on the south side of Queen there will be a stand-alone entrance structure in front of the Delta Hotel; on the north side of Queen, the east entrance will be integrated into the Crehoy Building – part of the Place de Ville government com-

While the city invited rail builders to move the downtown east station as far east as Metcalfe Street in response to public requests for a station entrance at Confederation Square, the Rideau Transit Group discovered it would be too expensive. The consortium’s proposal keeps the station just east of O’Connor. Moving it would have meant digging a deeper – and more expensive – tunnel. It will already be 19 metres underground. There are even advantages to keeping the station near O’Connor Street, according to a city report. Firstly, integrating a station into the Sun Life Building means a separate station wouldn’t have to be built, and secondly, the location puts north-south bus service on O’Connor instead of the more-congested Elgin Street The second station access is a stand-alone entrance with an elevator and will be located just east of O’Connor Street. Located two blocks from Parliament Hill and Confederation Square in the heart of the city’s business district, downtown east station is projected to have the most use of any station. CONFEDERATION CONNECTION?

What the new plans did not include was a plan for a weather-protected link from the downtown east station to the National Arts Centre on Elgin Street. See INTEGRATING, page 17

Vision for $2.13-billion light-rail line gets clearer Council to vote on Rideau Transit Group construction proposal Dec. 19 Laura Mueller

EMC news - Officials dubbed the city’s forthcoming light-rail system the “Confederation Line” during an announcement of which companies will build the $2.1-billion transit system. The Rideau Transit Group, led by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., SNC-Lavaln and EllisDon, was selected to construct the line, which is

expected to be completed on time by 2018 – and on budget. While the initial budget was pegged at $2.1 billion, that amount didn’t account for inflation that would occur between 2009 and the start of construction in 2013. After a couple of changes – including making sections of the downtown tunnel more shallow, bringing the proposed Campus station above ground and shifting Rideau station east of

the canal – the final price tag is now $2.13 billion. That price includes $1.8 billion for construction and the remainder for buying land needed to build the line. Rideau Transit Group agreed to a fixed-price contract of $2.1 billion. Members of council were to review the deal as a committee of the whole on Dec. 12 and council’s final vote on the contract will take place Dec. 19. If the deal is approved, Ottawa will be getting 30 Alstrom Citadis trains, 1,500 of which are already used in 40 cities around the world. The

trains can travel up to 100 kilometres per hour and will be able to make the trip from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair station – the ends of the 12.5-km line – in 24 minutes. That means trains could be running as frequently as one every minute and 45 seconds. The trains are designed with onboard bicycle storage and are “proven in heavy snow and cold,” according to Rideau Transit Group’s materials. The project is Ottawa’s largest-ever infrastructure project, Watson said, but the impact on traffic likely won’t be as bad as people might an-

ticipate. That’s because a lot of the downtown construction will happen underground. Constructing the first phase of light rail is expected to generate jobs totalling more than 3,200 person-years of employment for trades in the Ottawa area. Another 700 person-years of employment for highly skilled technical staff and 375 person years of employment for engineers will also be created. This job creation is projected trickle down to generate 20,000 personyears of work, both directly related to the construction and employment needed to support that work.


• Votes: committee-of-the-whole Dec. 12; council Dec. 19 • Feburary 2013: contract awarded and initial construction begins • July 2013: digging of the 2.5-km downtown tunnel begins • November 2014: construction begins on the first station: Hurdman • Summer 2015 to fall 2017: construction on remaining stations • December 2015: testing on the line begins • October 2017: construction complete • May 2018: trains begin running

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Integrating access for cyclists and pedestrians key at LRT stations Continued from page 15

Councillors are assured itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still in the works. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard the last of that yet,â&#x20AC;? said Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, the ward councillor for the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to nail down where the route would go and how expensive it would be.â&#x20AC;? But a city report says a connection through an underground tunnel to the NAC might be too expensive. The Rideau Transit Group and the city will hold a series of workshops to discuss alternate solutions, including the possibility of a covered pedestrian connection from the NAC over the Mackenzie King Bridge to the Ottawa Convention Centre and the Rideau Centre, which connects to the next LRT station to the east. RIDEAU

While a Rideau Station entrance north of Rideau Street at the Waller pedestrian mall is mostly ďŹ nalized, how the station connects to the Rideau Centre is less clear. While Rideau Transit Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s materials reference an entrance at the corner of Rideau at Sussex/Colonel By drives (10 Rideau St.), no mall entrance is shown in the

handout graphics. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said the exact mall entrance is still being hashed out with the mallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners, Cadillac-Fairview, and other nearby property owners, but there deďŹ nitely will be a connection to the Rideau Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The exact location is still not settled,â&#x20AC;? Fleury said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Definitely, there will be an entrance close to Sussex-Rideau and there will be something close to William mall, and there will be some integration into the mall itself.â&#x20AC;? A city report states that the station tunnel, which will be 26.5 metres at its deepest point, will have pre-designed points for future tunnel connections to the Bay north of Rideau Street and to the east near Nicholas Street, where a future mall expansion is planned. Fleury said having an entrance right in the ByWard Market north of Rideau will help capture ridership from the growing population in Lowertown and offer a good location for tourists to use the system. CAMPUS

The light-rail line returns above ground at Campus

Station, where a new public plaza and retail concourse is planned. The station, which is a key part of the University of Ottawa campus, will retain the pedestrian underpass that connects it to multi-use paths along the Rideau Canal and the Corktown Bridge. LEES

The current bus station in the Transitway trench at Lees will be replaced with an atgrade light-rail station serving residential towers in the area. The area connects to Old Ottawa East and Hurdman to the west with multi-use pathways. The addition of light rail is expected to spur more high-density residential development in the area and further expansion of University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus at 200 Lees Ave. HURDMAN

Hurdman will continue to act as a transit hub and will play an even more important role in transferring passengers from rail to bus. A new bus drop-off area is planned to allow passengers to transfer to light-rail (and vice versa) without having to re-validate their transit pass or transfer. The station will also include a retail area.


While Rideau station will have access through the Rideau Centre, the details havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been ironed out with the mallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owner. Only the proposed entrance at the Waller Mall is illustated, as shown here. TRAIN

The new light-rail station for the Train terminal will be shifted away from the bus station. The new location, west of the bus Transitway and southwest of the road loop in front of the Via Rail station, is intended to allow future expansion of the Via station. The LRT station and the Via terminal will be linked by a covered walkway. The station will serve Overbrook and neighbourhoods north of Highway 417 when a pedestrian link to the baseball stadium on Coventry Road is built. ST. LAURENT

The lowest level of the Transitway station at St. Laurent mall will be replaced with a light-rail station, while the upper concourses will retain bus service. According to the Rideau Transit Group, this station is slated to have an interactive art installation illustrating the history of Ottawa development. CYRVILLE

The new Cyrville Station will also be located in the existing Transitway directly northeast of Highway 417, below Cyrville Road. A main entrance plaza will invite riders in from the north side of

Cyrville Road, with a secondary entrance on the south side. A network of pedestrian and cycling pathways are planned around the station entrance. BLAIR

Blair Station is the end of the line, at least for now, so it is expected to handle a large volume of riders. Pedestrian connections between Confederation Line, the bus Transitway, commercial lands to the north and the highway 174 pedestrian overpass to the west of Blair Road are priorities at this station. Riders will ďŹ nd a retail plaza and washrooms at this station.

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Federal rep urges students to join College of Trades Jennifer McIntosh

EMC news - Kevin Flynn asked students at Algonquin to think about joining another college during his tour of the centre for construction. The parliamentary assistant to the minister of Training, Colleges and Universities toured the centre and talked to students about the Ontario College of Trades. Legislation was passed in 2009 and aims to let industry professionals govern themselves for things like apprenticeship ratios. Flynn said in 2003 in Ontario there were 60,000 apprenticeships in the field; today there are 120,000. “It’s still nowhere near enough to meet the future needs of employers,” Flynn said. The government is also making gains in attracting people to study trades. In 2003 there were 17,000 people studying the trades, last year there were 30,000. “Things are going well, but we need to do better. We have to change the conversation about post-secondary education and make trades a viable option,” he said. “My dad was a steamfitter and wanted me to go into the trades. Maybe I should have.” Flynn said touring the facility at the college gave him a lot of confidence about the

future of the trades. “I have toured facilities across the province and have never seen anything like this,” he said of the building. When the Ontario College of Trades is operational, it will be the first of its kind in North America and the largest professional college in Ontario. There have been some critics that call it a tax grab, but Flynn said it is something the government needs to do. “If it’s successful we could be a world leader,” Flynn said. One of the benefits would be letting industry professionals decide for themselves the appropriate journeymen-toapprentice ratios. “Trades people deserve as much consideration as any other regulated profession,” he said. “I am asking to not only join the Ontario College of Trades, but to be active members. It’s your future.”

Kevin Flynn, parliamentary assistant to the Minister for Training, Colleges and Universities, left, walks through the pedestrian overpass into the centre for construction excellence with Christopher Hahn, chair of construction trades and building systems at Algonquin College on Dec. 4. JENNIFER MCINTOSH/METROLAND


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Christmas Exchange appeals for help as need rises Steph Willems

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EMC news - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the time of year when poverty is especially hard to take, when the Christmas season serves to illustrate the need felt by many Ottawa families. To make the holidays brighter for these families and individuals, the Christmas Exchange organizes an annual food hamper and gift voucher campaign, something the organization â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now run by the Caring and Sharing Exchange â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has done since the dark days of the First World War. This year the Christmas Exchange is highlighting the increased need felt by those in the community, and is appealing for the donations needed to make Christmas dinner a reality for those using the service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the beginning of December weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already at 22,298 individuals in need of assistance,â&#x20AC;? said Cindy Smith, executive director of the Caring and Sharing Exchange. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year there were about 5,000 families left on our waiting list. Prior to that we have been able to help everybody, but that need has increased.â&#x20AC;? Poverty is always a roadblock to the simple joys and conveniences of normal life and can affect anyone. The causes are many â&#x20AC;&#x201C; job loss, accident or illness, addiction,

even a death or illness in the family â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the resulting challenges are the same. When it formed in 1915, the Christmas Exchange aimed to help the families of thousands of men fighting overseas. While the causes are different now, the need itself is greater than ever. The Christmas Exchange relies on donations to prepare its food hampers, which contain all the elements of a Christmas dinner. The hampers are packed by a group of volunteers and delivered to home addresses by more volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can donate right up to Christmas and beyond,â&#x20AC;? said Smith. Donations can be made online at, or by calling 613-226-6434. The cost of a full hamper is $100, but Smith said every dollar helps.


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OTTAWA & HALIFAX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 3, 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recycle Frog, one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest growing and most trusted precious metals recycling companies, has been nominated by its customers and recognized by Ottawa Tourismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stars of the Cityâ&#x20AC;? program, which promotes, educates and encourages customer service excellence â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and recognize those individuals and organizations who deliver it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are extremely proud and honoured to have been recognized for Ottawa Tourismâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stars of the City award customer service excellence,â&#x20AC;? said David Martinek, Vice-President of Marketing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing our customers made the effort to nominate Christine Descarie and Ralph Murray for their service is what makes this recognition so special. Both Christine and Ralph, as well as all our highly trained evaluators, consistently demonstrate Recycle Frogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer care approach, which continues to redeďŹ ne the industry service standard in precious metals recycling. The recognition part of the Stars of the City program is completely driven by customers and residents of the Capital â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who appreciate the service they have received and take the next step to nominate the person(s) who provided it.


Go go gadget Above, Amine Hammoud, right, from Barrhaven, cheers as he films his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts in a head-to-head Lego robot competition. The team was competing at Lego League Competition at All Saints Catholic High School in Kanata on Dec. 8. The First Robotics Canada competition is for nine to 14-year-olds.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often said that competing on price alone is not enough,â&#x20AC;? added Martinek. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While getting paid fairly has always been a critical part of the equation, it is our ability to provide truly outstanding customer service that deďŹ nes us as a company. We take the time to educate the consumer about the evaluation process, deliver an exceptional experience based on transparency, integrity and fairness that sets us apart from any other gold and silver buyer in the industry.â&#x20AC;?

At left, Anshul Kapoor from Barrhaven, left, and Rehan Backer from the St. Laurent area watch intently as they try to get their teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lego robot to complete a task.

All nominees receive a Stars of the City pin and certiďŹ cate of recognition, and many are featured here on this website each month. Once per year, nominations are reviewed by an independent panel of judges, which decides on the winners across a range of categories. Nominees and winners are honoured at the annual Recognition Evening, where one truly exceptional winner is name Ottawa Tourism Star of the City, and walks away with a beautiful award and valuable prizes.

About Recycle Frog Recycle Frog is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fastest growing and most trusted precious metals recyclers. Committed to setting a new standard of integrity and transparency, we provide a simple, secure and convenient recycling experience with tremendous ďŹ nancial, social and environmental beneďŹ ts. Our innovative Gold Drive fundraising program provides support to invaluable community organizations such as United Way, Christmas Daddies, the Canadian Cancer Society and CHEO, among many others. Recycle Frog is an active member of the Recycling Council of Ontario. Meet Recycle Frog in person at their ofďŹ ces in the World Exchange Plaza. You can also contact them at 613-755-4030 or visit their website at R0011797356-1213

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NEEDS YOUR HELP! We at the BGCO are now preparing for Christmas parties at our various locations. Through our Angel Tree program donations, we provide gifts each year to all Club members between the ages of 6-12.


Due to reaching out to more kids in our communities, and increased membership, we are currently short 450 gifts for our December 22nd celebrations.

I personally invite you to come and try our dental services, and I look forward to meeting you and your family. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Raya Fatah

Please give generously and help us to make the season special for our Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa kids!


We suggest the average cost of a gift not exceed $30.00 and the individual, family, or business donor chooses how many gifts to donate. Any help is appreciated!


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Winter tire benefits not understood: report EMC news - Only half of Canadian drivers (52 per cent) use winter tires, despite their proven superior performance in all cold-weather road conditions. A 2011 study by the Quebec government shows that winter roadaccident injuries have dropped by five per cent since winter tire use was made mandatory by law in that province in 2008. Widespread use of winter tires is credited with preventing about 575 injuries per winter in the province. These findings are supported by a new report from the Traffic Injury Research Foundation that concludes that winter tires decrease costly collisions. The report cites extensive research that shows that winter tires deliver superior traction, cornering and braking on all cold-weather road surfaces. “All the evidence points to winter tires being the safest choice for driving in cold weather,” says Glenn Maidment, president of the Rubber Association of Canada, which represents tire makers. “Drivers should carefully consider whether winter tires are right for them and make an educated choice.” The TIRF report stresses that the BRIER DODGE/METROLAND benefits of winter tires are not well understood and clarifies commonly held myths about winter tires. Many motorists, for example, Mayor Jim Watson lights the Lego menorah at Bayshore Shopping Centre on Dec. 9. The lighting of the meno- think that winter tires are only userah signified the first day of Hanukkah. He’s joined by Rabbi Blum, right, who led the crowd in song. Hanukkah ful in regions with lots of snow. is celebrated by lighting menorah candles for eight days. The festive event saw the Ottawa Torah Centre team In fact, research shows that once up with the Funatorium Explorium to build the Lego menorah, and included music, treats and face painting. temperatures drop below 7C, win-

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ter tires perform better whether the road surface is dry, snow covered, slushy or icy. Winter tires feature specialized rubber compounds that retain elasticity in temperatures below -30C and treads that grip at cold temperatures. Another commonly believed myth is that two winter tires, rather than a set of four, is sufficient. Mixing different types of tires creates a traction imbalance between the front and rear wheel positions and can cause a vehicle to “over steer” (when the winter tires are mounted on the front axle) or “under steer” (when the winter tires are on the rear axle). These unsafe conditions can make a vehicle difficult to control, particularly when cornering. INFLATION

Proper tire inflation is also important during the winter-driving month. Tires that are under-or-over inflated have a smaller footprint on the road surface, which lessens their grip. The result is reduced stopping and handling capabilities and wasted fuel. “Winter tires and proper inflation should be considered driving essentials from December to April,” says Maidment. “Motorists should also practise defensive driving and keep their vehicles properly maintained and prepared for winter driving.” For more information, visit www. and click on “Winter driving.”

The most beautiful diamonds in the world are now in Barrhaven – at Taing’s By Bev McRae come from one of De Beers’ two mines in Canada, said Taing, who was allowed to visit the company’s mine in northern Ontario for five days in September this year along with the other Canadian jewellers who had been selected as Forevermark retailers. “They don’t usually allow visitors in a diamond mine because it can be a dangerous place, so we wore hard hats and safety gear and toured the site in a school bus going 15 kph with our seat belts done up,” said Taing. “Many of the others were nervous, but I am from Cambodia, so I wasn’t scared.” Keo Taing’s father was a jeweller, but he, Taing’s mother and sister were killed in Cambodia in the genocide of the ‘70s. Taing and his brothers escaped Cambodia for Canada, set up a jewellery store as one of the first tenants of the Rideau Shopping Centre in 1983, then moved to Barrhaven several years ago when the business outgrew their small space downtown. Taing understands that buying a good piece of jewellery (in his store, even if the stones are not real they are set in real sterling silver or gold) may cost more than costume jewellery, but a customer is buying a keepsake that won’t wear out or spoil, a legacy to be passed down through generations. “I still have a little string that my mother gave me and I still keep it, I carry it wherever I go. I don’t have anything else from them,” he said. If you’re shopping for fine jewellery on line, be very, very careful warned the veteran jeweller. “You get what you pay for. Our products here are very well-priced. We have to make a profit, a legitimate profit but in a small percentage way. There’s not a big markup. If you want to keep a customer you don’t sting the customer.” Neither does Taing make a big profit buying

Keo Taing, owner of Taing Jewellers in Barrhaven, is proud to be the only jeweller in Ottawa chosen to carry De Beer’s new Forevermark diamonds. The diamonds – guaranteed to be beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced – are available at jewellers around the world that have been handpicked by the world’s leading diamond company. old gold and silver jewellery. He weighs it in front of the customer and pays a fair rate, unlike many of deals promised on the internet or on television. “It’s unfortunate there is so much fraud in society today,” said Taing. “There’s no shame anymore and it hurts legitimate charities where people volunteer their time, work hard and break their backs trying to help people.” His admiration for volunteers is one reason Taing is one of Barrhaven’s most generous contributors to charity, from the Barrhaven Run for Rogers House to minor sports teams

and many, many other fundraising events. Taing Jewellers is also a major sponsor of Barrhaven’s Santa Claus Parade of Lights. “People in Barrhaven are really, really good to me,” he said. “Every customer who comes in here is great, great to serve. So I feel I should give back whatever I can. There’s still more I can do but right now I’m busy with the business.” Taing Jewellers is located at 810 Greenbank Rd. in Barrhaven. Phone (613) 843-1193, e-mail or visit the website at Nepean-Barrhaven EMC - Thursday, December 13, 2012


If someone on your holiday gift list is yearning for a watch, you won’t get a better deal than you will at Taing Jewellers in Barrhaven. “We carry Seiko, Citizen, Raymond Weil, Movado, Bulova, Esquire, quite a few brands,” said owner Keo Taing. “They’re on special until December 24 at 25 to 50 per cent off.” And until the end of December, the store, which is usually closed one day on the weekend, will stay open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pandora charm bracelets are also a hot seller at Taing’s, the only place in Barrhaven the trendy treasures are available. “This year, if you spend $150 on Pandora, you get a free Pandora Christmas tree decoration,” he said. “We have a large selection of charms, but a limited supply of the free gifts.” The most spectacular gifts at Taing Jewellers this season, however, may be the new Forevermark diamonds. Launched four years ago by De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company, as the most beautiful diamonds in the world, the Forevermark brand is available in handpicked jewellery stores around the world. “Only a limited number of carefully selected jewellers in Canada carry the Forevermark diamonds, six of them in Ontario,” said Taing, “and we are the only store in Ottawa.” Each Forevermark diamond comes with a promise: that it is beautiful, rare and has been responsibly sourced. “Only one per cent of all the diamonds in the world are good enough to be Forevermark diamonds,” said Taing. “De Beers is very stringent with the quality, everything is certified by their lab and the diamond itself is engraved with a unique inscription.” The Forevermark diamonds sold in Canada



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Spread Christmas cheer

High vacancy rates in Bells Corners to be focus of BIA

EMC news - People can spread some joy to the world by providing isolated seniors with a special holiday surprise. The Home Instead Senior Care organization launched its annual Be a Santa to a Senior program on Nov. 19, which provides gifts and companionship to older adults throughout the city without family or loved ones. “They’re truly alone on Christmas,” said Lesley Sullivan, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office located in Kanata. “(Be a Santa) is probably the only Christmas contact that they have.” The senior care organization partners with local charities, agencies and community resource centres to identify isolated seniors who are in need of some holiday happiness. “Many seniors are faced with having to spend the holidays alone,” said Sullivan. “As one gets older social circles become smaller, health concerns become greater and many seniors become isolated.” The program isn’t necessarily for financially needy seniors, Sullivan said. “It’s for seniors who have no one to share Christmas with.” The organization has set up Christmas trees at four locations throughout the city where people can choose an ornament with a senior’s name and a gift idea from the tree: • Carlingwood Shopping Centre. • Shoppers Home Health Care 420 Hazeldean Rd. • Shoppers Home Health Care 1309 Carling Ave.

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The Home Instead Senior Care organization launches its annual Be a Santa to a Senior program, which provides gifts and companionship to isolated seniors throughout the city. • Shoppers Home Health Care 1675 Tenth Line Rd. “The public is encouraged to pick up (an ornament), purchase a gift and leave the gift under the tree, unwrapped,” said Sullivan. Last year saw 650 gifts provided to seniors throughout Ottawa, said Sullivan. This year’s numbers are expected to be about the same. “Be a Santa to a Senior is

another way to say thank you to the many seniors who have made such important contributions to our community throughout the years,” Sullivan said. “Helping a needy older adult can bring fulfillment to the giver as well as the receiver – it does make a difference.” Dymon Self Storage in Kanata has volunteered space to store the gifts, as well as

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EMC news - High vacancy rates in the Bells Corners business district may prompt a new program to breathe life into the local economy. Alex Lewis, the Bells Corners Business Improvement Area’s executive director, said he has been in talks with area property managers about utilizing the vacant space in strip malls. “Local artisans and people who traditionally run a business out of their homes would have a chance to see if their business model is viable for a storefront,” he said. The program, if Lewis can get the property managers on board, would see people rent storefronts for a finite period of time. They would be offered the space rent-free but would offer a look of renewal to the flagging strip. At the end of the term – Lewis suggested something like three months – the tenants would then be offered the chance to rent the space. High vacancy rates were identified by both College Coun. Rick Chiarelli and BIA chair Jim Sourges were cited as ongoing concerns. The Zellers in the Loblaws mall at Robertson Road and Moodie Drive will close in March. Because of the Target stores going into the Bayshore and Hazeldean malls, there won’t be one in Bells Corners. Lewis said Bells Corners has to be a one-stop shop to keep the business of the thousands of DND employees moving the former Nortel campus at Carling Avenue and Moodie

Drive. He said he will continue to focus on the findings of the retail gap assessment commissioned by the BIA and working on beautification. The gap assessment – soon to be available on the BIA’s website – helped to figure where the shopping base in Bells Corners comes from and what kinds of businesses would do well in the community. It cost the BIA $11,000 because of some city grants for the remainder of the $38,000 price tag. Sourges said a traffic study would be a good follow up, provided the money is available. BEAUTIFICATION

Ongoing beautification projects like planters on Robertson Road are aimed at making the area more attractive to potential investors. Chiarelli said there was some discussion of an entrance feature on the railway bridges at the east and west ends of the community on Richmond and Robertson roads. The options are to pay $64,000 for signs or to have them installed for free with local advertising on one side. Chiarelli said he expected to see some resistance to advertising from the community. Lewis said that while there is work to do, the retailers in Bells Corners employ 2,500 full-time staff and contribute $4 million each year in property taxes to the city. Chiarelli said it was likely the strip would be next on the list for a city community improvement project that reduces taxes for businesses in areas that are undergoing renewal.



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From left, Carol Houston, executive director at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa, Pat Elliott-Miller, chief nurse executive at CHEO and CHEO CEO Alex Munter at the unveiling of a new family room at CHEO on Nov. 27.

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


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St Aidan’s Anglican Church Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM Location: St. Thomas More Catholic School, 1620 Blohm Drive


Sunday worship - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 Christmas Eve at 7:30pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:30am - Holy Eucharist 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 –

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Ministry: Rev. Andrew Jensen, BA, MDiv 25 Gibbard Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K2G 3T9 Near Knoxdale & Greenbank (613) 829-2266 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. (Nursery Available) Tuesday Craft Group: 9:00 a.m. Youth Group: every second Sunday evening


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at l’église Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

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Road projects could change to protect natural areas Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city might expand nearby roads instead of extending Hope Side Road after a study revealed the environmental impacts are too great. City and NCC ofďŹ cials are looking at changing the scope of environment assessments to study two proposed extensions of Hope Side Road: one from Richmond Road to Moodie Drive, and another from Moodie Drive to Highway 416. Instead of only considering how the roads could be extended, the studies will also look at the possibility of expanding other roads instead. The road extensions are among 10 transportation projects the city and NCC have agreed should be rethought or changed after a joint study revealed those projects would have a negative impact as they cross into the Greenbelt. 30 PROJECTS

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In addition to the two Hope Side Road projects, the following projects were identiďŹ ed as ones that are unacceptable to the NCC in their current forms and should be reconsidered or changed to avoid cumulative ecological impacts: â&#x20AC;˘ Leitrim Road realignment south of the airport. â&#x20AC;˘ Leitrim park-and-ride lot. â&#x20AC;˘ A maintenance and storage yard planned to serve the previous north-south light rail plan that the previous city council scrapped. There were also eight projects identiďŹ ed that would need smaller changes to mitigate their effects: â&#x20AC;˘ Extension of Hunt Club Road from Hawthorne Road to Highway 417. â&#x20AC;˘ Hunt Club Road connection from Innes Road/Walkley Road to east of Highway 417. â&#x20AC;˘ Widening of highway 174. â&#x20AC;˘ A new bridge across the Rideau River at FallowďŹ eld and Leitrim roads. â&#x20AC;˘ Chapel Hill park-and-ride lot. â&#x20AC;˘ Leiteim Road realignment. â&#x20AC;˘ Lester Road widening from the Airport Parkway to Bank Street. â&#x20AC;˘ Proposed Cumberland Transitway. The areas most likely to experience the effects of construction to the greatest extent are the Pine Grove forest and Stony Swamp. In most cases, there is ample time to rethink and change the proposed projects, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. For instance, now that the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light-rail plan has changed from a north-south line to an east-west line, it would probably make more sense to put a light-rail maintenance facility in the west end, she said. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches pointed out that the study only highlights problems, and solutions still need to be found. He supports protecting the integrity of the Greenbelt, especially if it helps encourage employment centres in suburban areas so people can work where they live.

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EMC news - The federal government is committing $1.7 million to three programs aimed at reducing sport-related injuries in youth. The new funding was announced by Health Minister Leona Aqlukkaq and OttawaOrlĂŠans MP Royal Galipeau at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex on Dec. 3. The federal government is supporting the Open Water Wisdom run by the Lifesaving Society, Active and Safe Inuit Children and Youth run by the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the Winter Sport Coach and OfďŹ cial eLearning Module: Brain Safe, led by Speed Skating Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We aim to give young Canadians the best possible start in life,â&#x20AC;? Aqlukkaq said,

as speed skaters from the Gloucester Concords zipped around the ice behind her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to protect children from every aspect, there are steps we can take to prevent injury.â&#x20AC;? More than 40 per cent of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injuries treated in emergency rooms are related to sport and recreational activities, she said. DROWNING

The water safety program will distribute life jackets and host presentations about drowning prevention. The Active and Safe Inuit Children and Youth program will be a safety awareness campaign run in all 53 northern Inuit communities and in cities with a large Inuit population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children and youth liv-

ing in the North are injured far more often than those living in southern Canada,â&#x20AC;? said Rebecca Kudloo, Pauktuutit president. The Brain Safe program will work with coaches at speed skating, skiing and snowboarding programs to promote safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coaches, ofďŹ cials and volunteers responsible for delivering sport programs play an important role in creating safe, fun and fair sport and recreation environments ,â&#x20AC;? said Ian Moss, Speed Skating Canada CEO. Aqlukkaq said the projects are designed to help children safely participate in physical activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is great news for children and families across Canada and right here in Ottawa-OrlĂŠans,â&#x20AC;? Galipeau said.


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OSU dreams do come true at Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junior Soccer Showcase Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Junior Soccer Showcase offers younger age groups the chance to experience the same great national competition and top-notch tournament organization as their older counterparts in the original Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer Showcase. This November, OSU Force Academy 2000 Boys travelled to the sunshine state to put themselves to the test at Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wide World of Sports â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Proving Groundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to compete in the Disney Junior Soccer Showcase.


Recognizing a good friend Jana Folta, a long-time volunteer with the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library, left, receives an Order of Friendship for her dedication to the branches plants on Nov. 21 from Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder. The OPL Order of Friendship is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions in recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions to the Ottawa Public Library. The individuals honoured have gone above and beyond in their volunteer efforts for the OPL, Harder said.

With some of the best teams from across America, the boys were drawn against FC Real Madrid from Miami, Boca United from central Florida and Southern West from Georgia in the group stages. Real Madrid momentarily tripped the boys up with a harsh lesson in gamesmanship and aggression, fielding some very powerful 99 born players and snatching a goal in the last few minutes of the game to win 3-2. However, the OSU boys had done enough to qualify for the knock out round due to some excellent performances in their other games. A relatively smooth semi-final game (but not without some nervous moments!) against the Houston Texans saw the boys step their game to earn a convincing 4-1 win, and set themselves up for a mouth watering final against Atlanta FC. The Championship final proved to be a real roller coaster of a game and worth every ounce of sweat and effort to get there. Both teams were well matched and the intensity and will to win was evident in every player on both sides. Every OSU boy was a hero in their own way, but it was Eric B who hit the winning and only goal home with 10 minutes to go.

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Food bank demands at an all-time high Emma Jackson

EMC news - Food banks in Ontario are facing unprecedented demand, according to a new report from the Ontario Association of Food Banks. More than 412,000 people in the province, including 160,000 children, are accessing food support and hunger relief programs every month, the report found. This is up from 395,000 users in 2011. Some of the fastest growing groups of food bank users include single parent households, the working poor, seniors, university students and recent graduates. Bill Laidlaw, executive director of the association, said rising food and living costs, droughts and other agricultural issues, cuts to social services and increased layoffs across the province have all

contributed to the increased demand. “Every day there are children going to school without breakfast, adults working through the day without lunch, and seniors going to bed without dinner, simply because they cannot afford food to eat,” Laidlaw said in a statement. According to the report, 19 per cent of food banks in the province do not have enough supplies to meet the growing need in their community. In the rural Osgoode Ward in south Ottawa, food cupboard organizer Denise Herbert said demand is up 45 per cent in the area while donations are down. The biggest problem for the organization, she said, is the ongoing labour dispute between the teachers and the province, because teachers

aren’t as involved in organizing food drives at their schools. Osgoode Township High School is the food cupboard’s biggest donor every December, collecting between 15,000 and 20,000 food items for distribution at the Osgoode and Embrun food cupboards. But this year the onus is on students to make sure enough food is collected for needy families. “The student council has taken over and I don’t know what’s going to happen there, if they can get the same amount,” Herbert said. Osgoode Township’s student council co-president Alison Reiszadeh said it has been difficult organizing the food drive without teacher support, but she is hoping the student population will still


respond. “Obviously without teachers it has been really, really hard trying to get it going,” Reiszadeh said. “But it has shaped up. It’s running and it’s doing fairly well.” Reiszadeh expected to have collected about 3,000 cans by the end of November. The student council will continue to collect food until about Dec. 19. The Grade 12 student said she doesn’t hold the teachers responsible for any extra work she has to do to run the food

drive or for a potential shortfall in collections. She said several teachers have been keen to help. They have taken the time to answer questions and help her get organized, even if they aren’t taking a hands-on role. “They’re put in a tough position and I don’t want to put them in a harsh light,” she said. The Ontario report found that 42 per cent of 2012 food bank users were accessing hunger relief programs for the first time in their lives.

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Teeny tiny treasures for minature enthusiasts Michelle Nash

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Steve Reid shows off his latest craft at the Miniature Enthusiasts of Ottawa meeting on Dec. 5. Reid turned an old metronome into a small Christmas music box. sages inquiring about the meeting. Over the years, the club quickly outgrew Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. At one time, more than 80 members were attending the meetings. These days the club has about 50 members and

they have been gathering at the McNabb Community Centre in Centretown for more than 25 years. Members come from across Ottawa and from as far away as Kingston to attend the meetings. Farmer has held the position

of president on and off over the past 33 years, finishing up her latest three-year stint in June after long-time member Gayle Baillargeon was named as the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new head. When Baillargeon first joined, she said playing with

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always refreshments and in general, it feels more like a party than a serious association. Baillargeon and Farmer said it is all about sharing and having fun. The December meeting is always a craft meeting, the president said. This time the group made a miniature box of cupcakes, in complete detail down to the sparkles on top. Farmer said over the years she has watched a lot of the members grow from hobbyist to what Farmer described as world-class artisans. The show and tell allows members to bring items they have made, placing them on the stage to show other members their craft. Centretown resident Steve Reidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s item was an old metronome he turned into a holiday music box. Reid painted a tiny Christmas tree and surrounded the tree with small presents including a toy dollhouse and toys he built by hand. Reid said he enjoys learning from the workshops. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month in Centretown at the McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St. at 7:45 p.m. in the assembly hall. New members and guests are always welcome. The cost to join is $20 for an annual membership, which covers refreshments and some small craft items.


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other said if we didn’t quiet down, we could all stay in the house and do chores. We had known since Friday night that on Saturday we would be going into the bush to get our Christmas tree. It was one of the most exciting times during the Christmas holidays. That meant my sister Audrey and I would do a quick stab at tidying the house and the three brothers could leave cleaning out the cow byre until Sunday. Emerson was in an especially happy mood. He hated shovelling out manure and putting it off for one day was a bonus in his eyes. We were sitting around the breakfast table and Father, who had no patience with


Mary Cook’s Memories frivolity at breakfast time, threatened to cancel the whole deal if Emerson and Everett didn’t stop their silliness. The brothers were kicking each other under the table, stabbing each other with their elbows and laughing as if they had seen something hilarious. To put an end to the nonsense, Father ordered Everett to the barn to hitch up the team and bring the flat-bottomed sleigh around to the house before he was even finished with his porridge. That ended the carry

on at the table. It gave the rest of us time to get into our winter clothes. To go back in the bush on a bitterly cold winter’s day meant we had to dress as if we were off to the North Pole. On that day, we all wore extra wool socks pulled up to our knees, at least two pairs of mitts and our hats with the ear lugs on them. The horses were up to their bellies in snow as we went over the West Hill, across fields and deep into the bush

where the best spruce trees were. Emerson had staked out the tree he thought would be just perfect. I worried the horses wouldn’t make it, as they sunk up to their bellies in the snow. “Just past that big cluster over there,” Emerson said, pointing in the general direction of a clump of spruce trees, towering towards the sky. He was right. There it was. I thought it was just perfect: tall, with full branches sweeping the snow at the bottom, looking like it would reach to the ceiling in our kitchen where it would spend its days until the new year. But that’s when the trouble began. Everett said since he was the oldest, he would be wielding the axe. Emerson said he saw the tree first and

chopping it down was his job. Everett was holding on to the head of the axe while Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tugof-war back there in the bush.

Everett finally wrestled the axe away from Emerson and he flung it towards the tree. Emerson then took a swing at Everett and the two of them went down rolling off the

Everett was holding on to the head of the axe while Emerson had a firm grip on the handle. It was like a tug-of-war back there in the bush.

Father, meanwhile, leaned against the one post at the front of the sleigh and lit his pipe. Audrey and I sat on the edge with our legs hanging down and our feet in the snow.

sleigh. Now Father was a patient man, but I could see he wasn’t going to put up with this nonsense much longer. See TEARS, page 39

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Lamb shanks braised with beer makes a tasty stew

Tears spilled before tree makes it home Continued from page 38

“I’ll tell you what will settle this,” he said, taking a deep drag on his pipe. “The two of you can head back to the barns and since you have so much energy, you can clean out the cow byre. You should be finished by the time we get back.” Once Father made up his mind there wasn’t much that could change it. “Now, git,” he said. “The two of you.” Not another word was needed. The two of them headed back out of the bush, clomping through the waistdeep snow. Then a deep sadness came

over me and I could feel the tears coming. This was supposed to be such a happy time, a family time. It was always wonderful. HOT CHOCOLATE

The day we got the tree and went home to steaming cups of hot chocolate and a piece of Mother’s rich Christmas cake was now changed. I felt such sadness for Emerson and Everett. When they had almost reached the edge of the bush and were well out of earshot, Father again lit his pipe and tilting his head back, blowing the smoke high into the air,

said: “Don’t worry, we won’t cut down the tree today. We’ll come back after church tomorrow. Those two will be cooled off by then.” Father waited until he was sure Emerson and Everett would be almost back to the barn yard to turn the team around. I took one last look at the big spruce tree that would soon be in our kitchen, the one my brother had picked out. I wiped the tears off my face with my mitt. Knowing we would be coming back, all of us as a family, to take that special tree home, made everything right in my world.

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EMC lifestyle - This tasty stew highlights all the good root vegetables still available in our stores and a Guinnessstyle beer. Lamb shanks are easy to use and delicious; if not available, use thick shoulder chops. It’s better if made a day or two ahead. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Cooking time: three hours. Servings: Eight INGREDIENTS

• 8 lamb shanks salt and pepper • 0.5 cup (125 ml) all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tsp (5 ml) each dried thyme and rosemary or 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh • 2 bottles (341 ml each) stoutstyle beer, like Guiness • 3 cups (750 ml) beef stock • 0.25 cup (50 ml) butter • 3 tbsp (45 ml) packed brown sugar • 3 onions, cut in wedges • 3 carrots, cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • 3 parsnips, peeled and cut in

1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces • half a rutabaga, peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks • 0.25 cup (50 ml) chopped fresh parsley PREPARATION

Sprinkle the shanks lightly with salt and pepper and coat all over with flour. In large ovenproof casserole or Dutch oven, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. In batches, brown the shanks all over, adding more oil as needed and removing the browned shanks to a plate. Stir in any remaining flour, garlic, thyme and rosemary and cook over medium heat for one minute, stirring often. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the beer. Return the pan to the heat and bring the contents to a boil, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Boil for five minutes, covered, or until syrupy, stirring often. Stir in two cups (500 ml) of the stock. Return shanks and any juices to the pan. Bring the contents to a

boil, cover tightly. Bake in an oven heated to 350 F (180 C) for about 2.5 hours or until lamb is very tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in deep skillet, melt the butter and sugar over medium heat; stir in the onions, carrots, parsnips and rutabaga until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the remaining stock and bring to a boil. Bake uncovered, stirring occasionally in the 350°F (180°C) oven for about one hour and 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not mushy. Stir into cooked shanks. Sprinkle with parsley to serve. The stew can be cooled, covered and refrigerated for up to two days. After taking it out of the refrigerator, remove any fat from the top of the stew and allow it to come up to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Reheat the stew slowly on stovetop, stirring it often; or place it in a 350°F (180°C) oven, covered, for about 30 minutes. Foodland Ontario

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Feds reveal reduced canal hours for 2013 one week in September that offered evening hours until 7:30 p.m. Beveridges Lock near Perth will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and holidays from

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EMC news - Parks Canada has outlined new hours of operations for a reduced Rideau Canal season beginning May 17, 2013. Up to two hours per day have been cut from the spring, summer and fall seasons, and one lock will now operate by appointment only in the spring and fall. The changes come in the wake of a Parks Canada memo in April which outlined the need for drastic changes to the Rideau Canal’s operations to make up for a $29.2 million budget cut. A Parks Canada spokesperson said at the time that locks services at Parks Canada canals have remained virtually unchanged for the past 25 years, while usage has dropped by about a third. During the 2013 spring season from May 17 to June 20, the lockstations along the canal will be open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday to Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year’s spring season ran from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends. This year’s summer season has also been cut. From June 21 to September 2, the canal’s lockstations will be open 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. In 2012, all days were open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fall season from September 3 to October 14 has a smaller change, with Monday to Thursday open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends and holidays open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last year’s fall season was open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday to Monday, except for

Hurst said it was much more important that Parks Canada maintain the traditional season length from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, which the department confirmed it would do earlier this summer. “That’s what is the most important thing to me, that I can get the big boats up and down the system in the late fall and early spring,” Hurst said.

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Dec. 13 The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club luncheon will be held on Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m., in the Ballroom of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. La Bell Ensemble, an adult handbell choir from Rideau Park United Church, will be performing. For tickets, please call Monique Bertrand at 613737-6075 –

Dec. 15 The Ewashko Singers celebrate Christmas with a Twist at 8 p.m. Special guest artist and rising star Jonathan

Estabrooks comes home to Ottawa to join the choir and jazz specialists the Pollcats in a benefit concert for the youth choral program at the First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin, or from choir members, or $30 at the door. Students and seniors: $20 in advance or $25 at the door; children under 12 free. Christmas dinner and dance at St. Augustine Parish Hall, 1060 Baseline Rd. Dinner at 6 p.m. Hall is now accessible by elevator. Ham and turkey din-

ner followed by desserts. The event will include a cash bar, DJ and talented young singers. Tickets: $35.00 per person and must be purchased before Dec. 9 from St. Augustine parish office (613-225-7388), Monday and Thursday 9-3 or by calling 613-823-0247. The Ottawa Carleton Choristers present No Time To Diet, a cornucopia of Christmas music at 7:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church. Special guests will be Canterbury HS singers. Admission is a goodwill offering, and a dessert reception will follow.

Dec. 16 Come out and enjoy the lovely sounds of Christmas music on December 16, 2012 during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, when the senior choir of Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd., Nepean, presents, “Let The Whole World Sing,” music by Joel Raney.

Dec. 19 Christmas banquet at noon at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 500 Viewmount Dr. Call 613226-1383 for information. Tickets $13. Includes Aged in Harmony, a men’s singing group. Please call at least two days ahead to purchase your tickets.

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Dec. 14, 15, 16 at 7 p.m. and matinees on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Free admission at Bethel Pentecostal Church, 500 Viewmount Dr. Call 613-2261383 for information.

Through Dec. 24 The Royal’s 26th annual Christmas tree sale begins Saturday, Dec. 1 and runs through to Dec. 24 or until the trees are all sold. The trees are Nova Scotia balsam firs, cut just before being shipped to Ottawa. All profits are used to provide activities and experiences for clients and families at the Royal. The lot is located on the grounds of the Royal, 1145 Carling Ave., and will be open from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Thursdays Barrhaven Euchre. Held on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. Prizes, refreshments and fun. Held at the old Jockvale Schoolhouse at Strandherd Drive across from the Shoppers Drug Mart. For more information email Myrna at or by phone 613-797-9442. Note: There will be no euchre on Dec. 20 or 27.

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