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Ottawa police Chief Vern White has been named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. – Page 5

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‘Downzoning’ process begins Laura Mueller

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EMC news - The sky’s the limit in Carson Grove. Or, at least it was until Jan. 10. That’s when the city’s planning committee imposed a new residential height limit in the east-end neighbourhood. In a city where the height of proposed buildings has become one of the most contentious issues, it may be difficult to believe, but Carson Grove actually had no height limit imposed for homes until 2008. It’s a quirk that carried over from the former city of Gloucester during amalgamation, and it hit Coun. Tim Tierney’s desk when he joined council in Beacon Hill-Cyrville ward in 2010. “Back when I first got elected it was one of my first major challenges,” Tierney said. The debate kicked off after construction started on a large home on Bathgate Drive. “Unfortunately, that doesn’t really work with me or the community, because they interpret it the way I do: it’s a three-storey home,” Tierney said. “Good on them, they’ve met all the loopholes and requirements they could possible fulfill, and I am looking to close those loopholes. It’s something that probably should have been done years ago.” A lack of specific limits in Gloucester’s zoning laws meant that any infill residential development other than apartment buildings could actually be constructed up to 13.5 metres in height (about four storeys) until 2008. See HEIGHT on page 4

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Louis Riel defender Britanny Mills, left, steers the puck away from Sir Wilfrid Laurier forward Meaghan Fournier during a high school girls hockey match at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex on Jan. 11. Laurier claimed a 4-2 victory over the division leaders from Louis Riel. For a schedule of upcoming high school sports, see www.fatdog.ca.

Mayfair Theatre gets thumbs up in Orleans Jennifer McIntosh

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EMC news - Lee Demarbre, the owner of Mayfair Theatre said he has been blown away by the acceptance of the new theatre on Centrum Boulevard in Orleans. “We have been so busy,” he said. “We have sold 1,000 memberships in the first month.” In contrast the downtown location has an average of 2,000 memberships. The new space, which had its grand opening in the old Empire Six Orleans Theatre in December, was an idea of Demarbre’s that came to him during his son’s haircut. Demarbre said he also talked with quite a few people who had memberships downtown and came to check out the new location. The move is similar to the personal one Demarbre and his family made.

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“We moved back to Orleans with our kids a couple of years ago and my son was getting his hair cut when the woman said she wished they would put a theatre back next store,” Demarbre said. After a chat with the landlord, Demarbre said he found out that a deal with Rainbow Cinemas had fallen through because the old theatre had been gutted by Empire. “I knew where to find the stuff to fill the theatre, so it became a project of mine,” Demarbre said, adding he scoured closed theatres across the U.S. for a year while he planned Mayfair’s expansion. And he had no idea what to expect of the audience. “I thought we would get people to come out, but I was really surprised,” he said. “(Membership) is kind of a foreign concept for the people of Orleans. But they have really opened up to it.” With additional leg room and a back

row made up of couches, Demarbre said comfort is something people noticed right away. The first weekend opened with Gone with the Wind and the Back to the Future movies, but the playlist will now feature some more current titles. “This weekend (Jan. 14 and 15) we are showing War Horse, which is number four at the box office right now,” he said. The new location has three full-sized screens and a wide range of projectors for films in different formats. The key for Demarbre is having fun. “I am definitely very busy, but my kids are loving it,” he said. “They have seen Hugo twice and the Muppets three times. This weekend we are going to see War Horse.” Admission to the theatre is $6 for members and $9 for non-members. Showtimes can be found at www. mayfairtheatre.ca

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Awesome Authors contest seeks young writers win monetary prizes for their work. Sulzenko, who writes animated children’s poetry and recently published a children’s book about Alzheimer’s disease, said the three things that catch her attention as a judge are unique language, form and content.

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EMC news - Ottawa’s aspiring authors are invited once again to submit their best pieces of unpublished work to the Ottawa Public Library’s annual Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest. The 17th annual city-wide contest will accept short story and poetry entries of less than 1,000 words until Monday, Jan. 30, giving kids aged 9 to 17 a chance to win wicked prizes and even become a published author. Participants must have a library card, and can enter up to two poems and two short stories in their age group in either French or English. The contest aims to encourage young writers to put their ideas to paper with the potential of having them published as a winning entry. Each year, the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library publish Pot Pourri, a compilation of the winning poems and short stories from that year. First, second, and third place as well as honourable mentions are all published in the bilingual book. The book is edited by the competition’s three judges, Glebe poet JC Sulzenko, Westboro youth fiction author Brenda Chapman and local Francophone author Michel Lavoie. Sulzenko will judge the English poetry category, Chapman will judge English short stories and Lavoie will judge French poetry and short stories. Chosen awesome authors can also

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She said original language that paints unusual or vivid pictures will stick with her, as well as constructing a poem in a unique shape or form. She also said taking a common topic and writing about it in a different way can really grab her attention. “For example, there are often many Remembrance Day poems written around that time, and they often mention poppies. But what if they’re written from the poppy’s point of view?” she asked. She said young authors should try reading their work out loud to make sure the words flow properly. And, of course, aspiring authors should be familiar with their craft. “They should read poetry and short stories so they know the kinds of things that grab readers and are interesting,” Sulzenko said. Written works can be submitted online or to your local library branch on or before Jan. 30. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the end of March. For a complete list of rules and formatting specifications, visit www. biblioottawalibrary.ca or call your local branch.

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Glebe-based children’s poet and author JC Sulzenko has been the English poetry judge for the Awesome Authors contest for several years. She said unique language, form and content makes winning pieces stand out.

Downtown library finds ‘bedbug activity’ in the stacks have been on the rise not only in Ottawa but across Canada. A Vancouver-based bio-pesticide company SemiosBio is looking at finding a permanent solution to keeping the pests at bay. “We use natural ingredients – pheromones – which are natural ingredients that insects use to communicate with each other, such as sexual attraction and repellents and we are using these natural pheromones to tap into their communication to repel them from homes,” said Michael Gilbert, SemiosBio’s president and chief scientific officer. The company has found the active ingredients that control the insect’s behaviour and

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Height limits added to current zoning as staff studies issue Continued from front

That year, the city’s official plan included a general height limit of 11 metres for homes in the city’s urban and outer urban neighbourhoods. That allows for new infill homes of about three storeys. But the older section of Carson Grove is almost exclusively made up of bungalows, with a few twostorey homes, according to a city report. “So even though there is a line in the Planning Act that says it must fit the character of the community, it doesn’t hold water at all,” Tierney said. The newer section of the area, along Ambercrest Street, consists of taller homes, mostly two- to 2.5-storeys. With that in mind, the city’s planning staff suggested a height limits of eight

2012 NHL All Star Weekend By Jim Watson From January 26th to the 29th, Ottawa will be hosting the 2012 NHL ALL-Star Weekend. This is going to be a tremendous event for our city and I am incredibly proud of the hard work done by Eugene Melnyk, Cyril Leeder and everyone over at the Ottawa Senators organization for making this happen. I’m also proud of City Council for investing $200,000 to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Canada’s capital! All Star Weekend will bring $30 million of economic activity to our hotels, restaurants and shops. The game will be broadcast in over 150 countries and with over 400 accredited media members, our city will be given exposure as the world-class destination it is.

and 9.5 metres for the area, consistent with two-storey or “tall two” storey (2.5storey) homes. The new rule also prohibits renovations or additions of existing homes that would make them taller than the limit. questions

The planning committee approved that recommendation on Jan. 10, but not before some questioning from Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs. “There isn’t a street in Kitchissippi that isn’t asking me for a downzone,” Hobbs said, referring to new limits placed on development. She said she would rather see a broader approach and framework to addressing downzoning in neighbourhoods across

the city. Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume, who heads the planning committee, conceded Hobbs’s point and agreed that it made sense to direct city planners to find time for the issue in their 2012 work plan. The committee will look at the projects on the department’s yearly work plan next month. Still, Tierney says the community downzoning in Carson Grove sets the stage for similar moves that will follow as a result of the city’s forthcoming planning summit, to be held before the end of March. “When that happens, I think we’re going to see – similar to what I am trying to do in my neighbourhood – more protection of local communities,” Tierney said.

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Hosting the All Star game is great in itself but what will make this event particularly special for us is that not one but FOUR Ottawa Senators will be in the starting lineup! Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredsson were all voted into the starting lineup with the great support of Sens Army. I want to thank everyone for voting and getting their friends to vote so that these players can showcase the talent of our great team.

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EMC news - A change that was implemented Jan. 9 to some 70 OC Transpo routes heading out of Orleans and Cumberland will significantly ease commuting headaches said Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais. Blais said it was a nagging problem that travellers coming from the east would have to transfer out of their buses at Lebreton station and then transfer to a bus that would take them further west. “For the most part, the buses were heading westward anyway to become other routes once their express one was finished so they wouldn’t be riding around empty,” Blais said. “So it just made sense to see if OC Transpo could extend the routes to Tunney’s Pasture.”

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to invite you to participate in a public consultation regarding three plans for Gatineau Park: Saturday, January 28, 2012 Best Western Hotel 131 Laurier Street, Gatineau

Hosting the All Star Game would not have been possible without the creation of the Ottawa Convention Centre. This beautiful facility in the heart of downtown has been a big boost to our City since it opened its doors last year thanks to a lot of hard work by former Mayor Jim Durrell, OCC President Pat Kelly and their dedicated team.

From 9:30 am to 12 pm: Outdoor Activities Plan Workshop We would like to know your opinion regarding the priorities for the implementation of certain proposed strategies for outdoor recreational activities in Gatineau Park, while respecting ecosystem conservation objectives.

And we are going to see a lot of more events of this nature thanks to the OCC, as well as other initiatives City Council is driving. For example, through the creation of a Special Events Office with Ottawa Tourism we are working to bring the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup to town and have already landed the 2012 JUNOS and the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Cup of Hockey.

From 1:30 pm to 4 pm: Sustainable Transportation Plan Workshop We would like to know your opinion on priority issues and proposed solutions to improve transit to and within the Park. Please confirm your participation before January 25, 2012, at info@ncc-ccn.ca. You can also share your comments online, via our website, before February 19, 2012.

All Star Weekend will also mark the opening of the Rink of Dreams at City Hall, and I hope you and your family have a chance to come down and enjoy this gorgeous outdoor ice rink. So let’s celebrate Canada’s game right here in our nation’s capital and cheer on our four Ottawa Senators who are in the starting lineup, making our city proud!

Online only: Cultural Heritage Plan We would like to seek your opinion regarding Gatineau Park’s cultural resources. Please visit our website to answer the questionnaire before February 19, 2012.

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Visit the NCC’s website at canadascapital.gc.ca to view the public consultation agenda, and access the questionnaires and documents related to these plans.

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Blais said that in total, OC Transpo found 70 routes where extensions beyond Lebreton wouldn’t impact the rest of their route. Nine of those routes will now end at Tunney’s Pasture – a major federal government employment cluster – and a destination for many east end residents. The remaining 61 routes will continue all the way to Lincoln Fields transit station. “This is the type of common sense approach that solves a problem without any additional cost to taxpayers,” Blais said. Since the route changes were implemented, Blais said the feedback his office has received from riders has been very positive. “If people are spending less time travelling then they have more time for family or recreation,” he said.


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Police Chief Vern White appointed to Senate Laura Mueller

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EMC news - Ottawa police Chief Vern White is one of seven new senators appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Jan. 6. White’s three-year tenure as the city’s chief of police will end on Feb. 20, when he will take a seat in the Senate. In a statement, Mayor Jim Watson said, “I want to congratulate Chief White on his appointment and thank him for his service to our city. “Vern has worked tirelessly to improve safety for all of our citizens and this has been reflected in declining crime rates. He is a community builder and I look forward (to) having an Ottawa voice in the Senate of Canada.” Before joining the Ottawa police in May 2007, White was police chief in Ontario’s Durham Region. Before that, he spent 20 years in the North with the RCMP. For White, who often refers to his modest upbringing in Cape Breton, the Senate opportunity came as a surprise. It wasn’t something he sought out, he said, even when he was making statements in

vern white support of Conservative platforms, such as scrapping the long-gun registry or arguing against safe-injection sites. “I’ve been non-partisan my whole life,” White said. White has never been a member of a political party, and any politically-tinged statements he has made have been his own views, in the context of his beliefs about policing, he said. White said he couldn’t pass up the chance to join the Senate and make a difference at the national level. “This will be a huge shift in the way I do business,” White said. White’s views will have an impact at a different level,

but when it comes to his local community, he said he will be even more involved. “This job (as chief) as been more than a full-time role,” White said. “Maybe I’ll have more room on my desk to do those other things more fully.” West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, chairman of the police services board, said the city is losing a leader who worked hard to build a better police force. “He has cared for our city,” El-Chantiry said. White’s major accomplishments included establishing two youth drug-treatment programs. As for who will succeed White, El-Chantiry said the force is “more (likely) than any other time” to find an internal candidate within the Ottawa police to be the next chief, and White agreed. Deputy chiefs Charles Bordeleau and Gilles Larochelle will likely be considered strong candidates for the leadership role, White said. But the chief said he can also think of two superintendants who could step up and take over as chief, although he wouldn’t name them.

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Youth mental health in focus Kristy Wallace

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EMC news – Youth across Ottawa are taking out their video cameras and speaking publically about their personal experiences, and the importance of recognizing youth mental health. “It’s really important to get youth involved, and we’re working to de-stigmatize youth mental illness all the time,” said Tracey Welsh, senior development officer with Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation for Mental Health. Welsh said the video contest launched last year and has become an annual event. Last year, youth across Ottawa submitted both English and French videos that dealt with powerful messages concerning mental health.

For example, one of the videos included youth standing in the Byward Market, covered in yellow caution tape. Their mouths were duct taped shut, and youth mental illness stats were written on the tape. “I’m impressed with their courage,” Welsh said of the youth who take part in the contest. She’s particularly impressed with the courage shown by the participants who tackle personal struggles with mental illness in their submissions. It’s especially courageous for young people discuss a topic that’s not always so public, she said. For more information on the video contest, visit contests.youknowwhoiam.com. The contest deadline is Jan. 27 and online voting will run from Feb. 4 to 11.

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EMC news - Ottawa politician, businessperson and community builder Jean Pigott has died at the age of 87. Pigott was born in 1924 and grew up to become president and chief executive of her family’s bakery business before becoming the Progressive Conservative member of Parliament for the now-defunct Ottawa-Carleton riding in 1976. She lost her seat in 1979, but continued as a PC candidate in the Ottawa area until 1984, when she was appoint-

ed as the first woman to chair the National Capital Commission. She was also the first woman to sit on Ontario Hydro board of directors, and sat on the board of the Canadian Tire Corporation. She was also chairwoman of the Ottawa Congress Centre board. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995 for her commitment to leadership and community building. NCC chairman Russell Mills said Pigott had a “significant impact” on the organization during her time as chairwoman. “The NCC changed quite

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contribute to its mandate.” Pigott had a more subtle impact on the capital’s development as well. “She came up with the best description of what our overall objective should be: to make the national capital the second home for every Canadian,” Mills said. “That’s a description we still use.” He added that Pigott was passionate about creating an accessible capital for all Canadians. “She always felt Canadian unity was a bit fragile, but she felt that building a strong, national capital could help deal with that.” The NCC board has not yet discussed how it will honour Pigott, although Mills said they will discuss creating a tribute at their upcoming board meeting. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said Pigott has left a lasting legacy in the city. “Jean was an incredible leader in both the public and private sectors, and someone who could always be counted on to put the interests of her community and country first and foremost,” the mayor said in a statement. “In a day and age of an abundance of negativity, Jean was always a positive force for change in the nation’s capital.” He said her most notable contributions included building Confederation Boulevard and creating the old Ottawa Convention Centre. Pigott, born Jean Morrisson, was not the only member of her family to succeed in Ottawa. Her two younger sisters are also prominent Ottawa community members. Grete Hale is a local author who wrote her memoirs Baker’s Daughter: the Story of a Long, Rich and Very Canadian Life in early 2011, chronicling the siblings’ childhood as they grew up in the Ottawa Valley. Youngest sister Gay Cook is a celebrated food writer and columnist, publishing Mrs. Cook’s Kitchen, Basics and Beyond in 2000.

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Former MP and National Capital Commission chair Jean Pigott died on Jan. 10. She is remembered as a community builder keen to make Ottawa ‘the second home for every Canadian.’ River Coun. Maria McRae said she was very sad to hear her political mentor had passed away. Although McRae didn’t know much about Pigott before she took office in 2003,

“She was a person to be reckoned with, and I mean that very positively.” JIM DURRELL

McRae was friends with Hale who told her Pigott had “commanded” to see her and offer advice about her new job. “The very first thing she told me, and I will never forget this, was no matter how hard the job is, no matter how many hours you work, always make your husband number one,” McRae recounted.

“Politics can become alltime consuming sometimes. She made a point of telling me how she and (her husband) Arthur made time for each other in the midst of her career.” Former Ottawa mayor Jim Durrell also remembers Pigott’s “sage advice.” “If you had an issue or concern, you could sit down and she offered up very wise advice,” he said, noting she always encouraged people to be true to themselves. Durrell said he’ll miss her “infectious enthusiasm” and her ability to get things done. “Jean commanded a lot of respect, both from business people and politicians,” he said. “She was a person to be reckoned with, and I mean that very positively. She got things done. “She had great vision, great passion for Ottawa. It was a great pleasure to work with her, and she’ll be sadly missed.”

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EMC news – A new program launched by the provincial government on Jan. 5 will offer a 30 per cent tuition rebate for some post-secondary students, but has others wondering why they’ve been left out in the cold. The Ontario Tuition Grant program was announced in Ottawa at Carleton University by Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi. The government estimates 300,000 post-secondary school students will benefit from the grant, which offers a direct refund of up

to $1,600 for university students and as much as $730 for those attending community colleges. The rebates don’t apply to all those enrolled at an Ontario post-secondary institution, something that has left some students less than happy. Sarah Cooper, a third-year human rights and political science student at Carleton, commends the Liberal government for the grant program, but said it ignores a large number of students. “It is a good start and nice to know they took their campaign promise seriously, but there are a lot of students

who do not qualify,” Cooper said. She suggested if the government had made the amount of the grant a bit more modest, it may have been able to cover all students, not just full-time recent high school grads. ONLY FULL-TIMERS

The program only applies to full-time students who have graduated from secondary school in the past four years, meaning part-time and mature students are not eligible. “What if you decided not to

go to school right away, what if you are a single mother and can’t take full-time classes, those are the people who need help the most,” Cooper added. “The grant is targeted towards full time students,” said Naqvi. “That has been the focus and that was the commitment we had made during the election.” He said the grant will benefit five out of six post-secondary students. There are other ways those students who are ineligible for the program can receive provincial grants, said Naqvi, adding there are also gener-

ous provincial student loans available. As it is halfway through the school year, students will be eligible for half of the grant now, while the full amount will be available in September. Cooper, who works 20 hours a week at the university, said she is relieved to be receiving the money for her tuition but questions why every student can not benefit. Students who receive OSAP will be given the refund automatically. Those who are not receiving a government loan must apply for the grant by March 31. For

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Winterlude looking for volunteers Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC News - The 34th edition of the National Capital Commission’s annual winter celebration, Winterlude, is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s festivities. Opening on Feb. 3 and running until Feb. 20, the NCC is working with more than 50 public and private partners for the events taking place this season. With typically more than 100 volunteers who help out, the NCC is looking for the same enthusiasm this year for help with everything from hosting ice carvers, escorting Winterlude’s furry mascots, the Ice Hog Family around town and act as information officers in both official languages. Organizers said there is a need for individuals who speak French and are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays to welcome visitors and school children. Winterlude activities will be taking place at the Rideau Canal Skateway, Snowflake Kingdom in Jacques-Cartier Park and at Rogers Crystal Garden in Confederation Park. “More partners than ever have come together to offer residents and visitors the opportunity to rekindle their appreciation of Canadian winter traditions; our diversity and our artistic and scientific achievements,” said Marie Lemay, the NCC’s chief executive officer. Interested individuals can contact the NCC volunteer centre at 613-239-5373 or volunteer_benevoles@ ncc-ccn.ca

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Delays mute Rink of Dreams hoopla The city and the Sens Foundation wanted to make a big splash with the Rink of Dreams at city hall, but constructing it has become a bit of a nightmare. The project has already been delayed by a month and if everything runs on time from this point forward, the rink will be open just in time for the NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 26 to 29. That’s almost a month after a New Year’s Eve levee the

mayor had hoped to host at the new rink. While the city was once excited to plan media events for the release of drawings of the rink or for the construction groundbreaking, officials are hesitant to talk about how people will be able to use the rink when it’s finally done. The hours of operation and programming won’t be announced until the official rink opening, which has yet to be scheduled.

One has to wonder, if the rink had opened a month ago, whether the city and Sens Foundation would have planned a big, splashy event to announce how residents and visitors could use the rink. Now, they are busy deflecting attention from it. That’s hard to do when half of city councillors’ offices overlook the rink and many councillors post photos of the construction’s progress on the Internet. Now, with the remnants of

the construction site buried under a fresh blanket of snow, the rink’s completion would appear further off then ever. But the end is in sight. The recent delivery of the refrigeration unit needed to make the ice means that all the components are in place. But it still leaves us wondering, “What took so long?” According to the Sens Foundation, there was a lot of hand-wringing and jockeying over the exact position

of the rink, the engineering specifications needed to build the rink on top of an existing parking garage, and the noise and location of the refrigeration until (and which one to buy). That’s fine, but none of those things were up in the air when the project was announced in June. The project’s manager wouldn’t say where those pressures came from, but the fact remains that it took four months to iron out those details, and that’s just from the date city council approved the project. The rink will be done eventually, and it will help extend the outdoor public

skating season in Ottawa for the next 30 or 40 years. In the grand scheme of things, a month’s delay is not a big deal. But when city council and the Sens Foundation decide to make the rink itself into a big deal, it should come as no surprise that the delays leave observers wondering what’s going on. And maybe when the Rink of Dreams is done, we can all shift our focus to the Sens Foundation’s promised neighbourhood “rinks of dreams”: unrefrigerated pads for ice surfaces the foundation has pledged to build in communities across the region.

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As if movies weren’t bad enough CHARLES GORDON Funny Town With all the problems in the world, you’d think we wouldn’t go looking for more, but that’s the way human beings are. If we weren’t that way the world would have fewer problems. So here’s the new problem we are on the verge of creating: booze in movie theatres. Sheesh. As any serious movie-goer knows, the movie theatre is already overloaded with problematic behaviour. There are talkers and texters, popcorn spillers and candy-unwrappers. And now, someone is thinking of adding beer and wine drinkers to the mix? Indeed. The talk so far centres on the planned Empire Theatres at the redeveloped Lansdowne Park, but other theatres will want to get in on the act if it is successful at Lansdowne. Temporary licenses have been issue in the past so there is no small chance that permanent licenses could be had and the movie theatre as cocktail lounge become part of the landscape. It is peculiar that the issue has arisen at all. Can anyone remember a loud public outcry in favour of beer and wine in movie theatres? Have people been refusing to go to the movies because they can’t get a drink? Were there demonstrations? Perhaps we were out of the country the week that happened. There has been some debate on the subject already. There are people who grudgingly accept the idea, if there are alcohol-free options available – in other words, so long as not every movie theatre is licensed. Others have used the occasion to reopen the whole Lansdowne Park debate, which heaven knows there’s been enough of. And there has been the standard defence of the idea, best exemplified in an Ottawa Citizen

editorial: “Ontario is very slowly shaking off its temperance-league attitudes and realizing that treating all adults as if they were children isn’t necessary to prevent public disorder,” the editorial says. “If nightclubs and pubs and restaurants can be trusted to ask for ID from customers and refuse to serve the already drunk, surely movie theatres can be trusted to do the same.” Some big and little quibbles can be made with that argument. Nightclubs and pubs are equipped to ask for ID and discourage drunken behaviour. Theatres are not. To ask them to do so with existing staff may be expecting too much. The larger argument stems from the editorial’s reference to Ontario’s “temperanceleague attitudes.” There is a familiar kind of Canadian inferiority complex on display here, a feeling that we are somehow less sophisticated than other peoples because our province has not become an open bar. There is a longing for Canada to become somehow more European, where, it is thought, string quartets play on every street corner while 11-year-olds sip Chablis at the dining room table. But, for better or worse, we are not Europe. The better part is that the 11-year-olds get to watch hockey games and the grown-ups have a far lower rate of cirrhosis of the liver. The worse part about not being Europe is that many of us continue to display a North American attitude toward licensed beverages – which is to say that we consume as many of them as we can in a short period of time and proceed to converse loudly, sometimes about the hockey game, sometimes not. And while many of us are the kinds of people who are capable of sipping one beer quietly in the cinema, what are the odds that it’s the other kind, the adults who should be treated as if they were children, who will be sitting behind you while you’re trying to watch the movie? Tipsy, it will take them even longer to take off the cellophane candy wrapper.

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What upcoming winter event are you most looking forward to in the city?

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A) I can’t wait to lace up my skates

B) The National Hockey League All-Star Weekend.

B) I might if the Rideau Canal is closed for skating, but I prefer the world’s largest skating rink!

C) I really enjoy attending my local community winter party – good times with good friends and neighbours. D) I’m looking forward to heading south to the Caribbean – I can’t stand the winter!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Pet Adoption Adopting a pet is a selfless act thousands and thousands of animal lovers commit each and every year. Caring for an animal can be a rewarding experience, and adopting a pet from a local shelter often makes the bond between pet and pet owner that much stronger. As rewarding as adopting a pet can be, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach

pet adoption. Before signing any papers, consider the following do’s and don’ts of pet adoption. DO * Honestly assess your lifestyle. Just because you love animals does not mean your lifestyle is suited to having a pet. Today’s men and women are arguably busier than ever before, something that can be detrimental to pets, who still

need lots of affection and attention regardless of how busy their owners are. An honest lifestyle assessment should give people an idea if their lifestyle is conducive to pet ownership. * Choose the right pet. Choosing the right pet involves more than finding the friendliest puppy or the cutest kitten. While compatability is important, it’s often addi-

tional factors that determine if a pet and pet owner are a good match. These factors include space restrictions in the home, amount of time spent in the home and the presence of others, be it children or roommates. For example, a big dog like a St. Bernard is likely not an ideal fit for a man or woman who lives in a studio apartment, nor is a pet who requires lots of attention good for a

person who is rarely home. Individuals who don’t spend much time at home might be better off with a cat who prefers solitude, while those who live in small apartments might be best suited to a small dog or cat. Choosing the right pet involves careful consideration of these external factors. * Be willing to train the pet if need be. The ASPCA notes that lack of training is one of the most common reasons men and women cite when returning an animal to a shelter. Pet adoption candidates should be willing to train the animal, as effective training opens the channels of communication and results in a longer, healthier relationship. DON’T * Adopt on a whim. Adopting a pet without carefully considering all the pros and cons is a great way to find yourself returning the pet to a shelter. Shelter animals are often most victimized by adopting on a whim, as the cost of adoption greatly pales in comparison to purchasing an animal from a breeder. Because those adoption fees are so low, it’s not uncommon for men and women to write off the fee as a loss and return the dog to the shelter. This is cruel to the animal and can be easily avoided if people who want to adopt do so after carefully considering everything that

goes into being a pet owner, as opposed to adopting a pet after a weekend visit to the local shelter. * Adopt if finances aren’t great. Pets make great companions, but they can also be expensive. Men and women considering adoption must make an honest assessment of their finances to determine if they can truly afford having a pet. The cost of pet ownership extends well beyond the initial adoption fee, as pets need food, shelter and sometimes medication just like their human counterparts. Prospective adopters can visit the ASPCA “Pet Care Costs” chart at www.aspca.org/adoption/petcare-costs.aspx to get a better idea of just how much caring for a pet will cost. * Consider pet adoption a minor commitment. Pet adoption requires a significant commitment that will no doubt alter a person’s lifestyle considerably. Men and women who enter the adoption process with a carefree attitude are likely to be among the many people who unfortunately return their animals to shelters every year. If you’re not willing to make that lifestyle change or commit fully to the animal, don’t adopt. For more adoption tips or information about adoption, visit the ASPCA at www.aspca.org.

Pet Adoptions PET OF THE WEEK WINSTON - ID#A136061 This neutered male, gray Chinese Sharpei and Weimaraner mix is about four months old and has been at the Ottawa Humane Society since January 6 when he was surrendered by his owner. He is the colour of a yellow lab, has one brown eye and one blue eye, is growing quickly, and looking for a family to include him in their lives. This active pup has energy to spare and will need lots of exercise and play time every day! He has a lot of potential to be an obedience star and is just waiting for someone to steer him in the right direction. Puppy classes would be a great first step. Winston gets along well with cats who have lived with dogs before and other dogs whose energy-level matches his. Older children (age 10+) would be best suited to this pup because he is still learning his manners. Winston would benefit from a crate to help him learn proper housetraining.

MINNIE - ID#A134989 This spayed female, brown tabby and white Domestic Shorthair cat is about a year-and-a-half old. She has been at the Ottawa Humane Society since September 6 when she was surrendered by her owner. This five-kilogram beauty loves to have her head rubbed and her chin scratched! She has the softest purr you’ve ever heard but if you listen really closely, you’ll hear it. Minnie got along well with a small dog in her previous home, but she’d rather not reside with other felines.

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accessed electronically and immediately, ensuring the rapid return of the lost pet. While tags may be lost from time to time, external identification such as these are still important as a quick “visual” means of identifying your pet. The OHS held its first microchip clinic of 2012 on Sunday, January 15 and will continue to provide similar clinics on Sundays, once a month, throughout the year. Microchipping you pet with the OHS costs $50 ($25 for each

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: www.ottawahumane.ca Email: Adoptions@ottawahumane.ca Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258

additional pet). In the City of Ottawa, cats and dogs must be registered (also known as licensing). Microchips reduce the cost of registration. Call the OHS at 613-725-3166, ext. 221 or e-mail microchip@ ottawahumane.ca to book your appointment today! All proceeds will benefit the animals at the OHS. Animals should be in a carrier or on a leash. Owners should bring vaccination records and one piece of photo ID (for example, driver’s licence).

Archie Archie is about eight years old, we got him from the Ottawa Humane Society almost six years ago and he is just now starting to act like an adult cat. Do you think your pet is cute enough to be “THE PET OF THE WEEK”? Submit a picture and short biography of your pet to find out! Simply email to: cfoster@thenewsemc.ca attention “Pet of the Week”

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Marketing Ottawa Makes â‚ľents Major events can have a profound impact on our local economy - the NHL All-Star Weekend will bring over $30 million to Ottawa, filling thousands of hotel rooms, restaurants and shops while exposing our great city to the entire world of pro hockey. What a shame it only comes around once in a long-time. As a through-and-through Ottawan, I am often amazed how little our City celebrates our rich and distinct history. Aside from Canada Day in Ottawa, which is the best party from coast-tocoast-to-coast; Remembrance Day, which is a very solemn time for all of us; and the Tulip Festival, there are few annual events which celebrate our collective history.

In Edmonton, the City’s Capital EX, formerly known as Klondike Days, is an annual 10-day event that attracts approximately 800,000 visitors each year. It also features an “A Taste of Edmontonâ€? and the Edmonton Indy. According to Edmonton officials, in 2008 the projected economic impact was $85 million. In Calgary, the annual Calgary Stampede is also a ten-day event and attracts over one million visitors per year. Stampede officials estimated in 2009 that the city of Calgary had a gross economic impact of $172.4 million. As an example of our missed opportunities, the National Capital Commission should host a New Year’s Eve celebration to commemorate that on Dec. 31, 1857, Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada. Ottawa once had its own annual 10-day exhibition that was a source of fun and pride for our City and celebrated our great rural tradition. Over the years the EX was allowed to decay and was cancelled this past summer. My love of history combined with our need to diversify our economy has led me to champion a plan to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s voyage to Ottawa, in 1613. The celebrating of Champlain’s historic voyage from Quebec to the Ottawa Valley will have significant educational, tourism and economic impact for our City. In our community, the need for economic investments is more pronounced than anywhere else in Ottawa. I am proud that an innovative and aggressive Economic and Development Plan for OrlĂŠans will be announced early this year. For more information please visit my website: www.stephenblais.ca 0119.382005

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kids, they know all that and they grew up in Kanata with this tournament right before their eyes every Christmas and now they get a chance to play in it. “To make it to the finals is something they’re going to take with them and remember for the rest of their lives.� Arenas across the city were buzzing throughout the event, which ran from Dec. 28 through Jan. 1, as 410 atom and peewee teams competed in 19 divisions at the 13th annual tournament, including a record 15 teams from overseas who were all hosted by local participants. And of course there was the action on the ice as teams played multiple games each day, plus all-star contests and skills competitions. The Nepean Raiders won the highest level championship out of area teams by capturing the minor peewee AAA division crown, while the Stittsville Rams were best in the major atom event. “The organizers do a great job,� says Ottawa West Golden Knights coach Rob Vandenberg. “It’s really well-run and it’s a highlight of the season every year.� On top of playing in the final at Scotiabank Place, home of the Ottawa Senators, a big highlight that sticks out for Vandenberg was the all-star game where he got to work with a German Eagles coach and hear a little about that club’s experience. The German team featured some of the best players from several different cities and came together just a week before the tournament started. The Ottawa Ice earned the area’s best result on the girls’ side, reaching the Atom ‘AA’ semi-final where they dropped a 3-2 double-overtime contest to division champion Whitby, Ont.


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Visit to neighbour’s a vacation from Depression Mary Cook’s Memories BY MARY COOK

EMC Lifestyle - It seems to me now, so many years later, that my fondest memories are from the days of winter on the farm during those lean Depression years. Perhaps it was because during the warm summer months there was always so much work to be done. Planting, harvesting, repairing fences, tending gardens and a host of other jobs that could only be done when there was no snow on the ground. But during the winter months, we seemed to have more family time, and certainly there were many hours spent visiting neighbours, going to Saturday night house parties, and church concerts which seemed to surface regularly. We saw often our neighbours who lived across the 20 acre field, which in the summer time was planted high with grain, but in the winter, with sleighs coming and going from our house to theirs, a path just wide enough to handle the team soon took form. The Thoms were a big and boisterous family. We called them Uncle Alec and Aunt Bertha, even though as far as I knew they were no relation whatsoever. But back in those days, youngsters wouldn’t dream of calling an adult by his or her first name. Their boys and ours played together, skated on the Bonnechere, set snares for rabbits, walked

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to school together, and were a constant aggravation to the older girls in the family and my sister Audrey. Their daughter Velma was my closest friend. It was in her bed that I first experienced sleeping on a feather mattress with a feather comforter over us. And I especially remember with great fondness how, on a cold and clear winter’s night, our family would bundle up in our heaviest clothes, Father would bring the flat-bottomed sleigh to the kitchen door, and we would pile on, and head across the 20 acre field to spend an evening with the Thoms. Their log house was much larger than ours, and the boys would settle into one of the back bedrooms and we could hear the sounds of laughter and playful scrapping coming from that direction. My sister Audrey and older Thom girls would settle in the parlour and Velma and I knew for a fact they were talking about the boys from the Northcote School, and other delicious subjects we could only imagine, but were never allowed to sit in on. Velma and I played with our dolls in the warmth of the kitchen and sometimes pulled a chair up to the table to watch Uncle Alec and Father take on Aunt Bertha and Mother in a riotous game of euchre. When it came time to serve lunch...there was always a bountiful lunch when we visited neighbours, everyone would settle into the kitchen,

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and sometimes Uncle Alec would take out his fiddle, Mother her mouth organ, and the music would begin. And I would look around that room...full to the brim with our two families, and I would think we were the luckiest people in the whole of Renfrew County. By the time we were all piled back onto the sleigh, my eyes would already be drooping, and I would do everything in my power to stay awake as we went across the 20 acre field. And once we were out in the open field, and it was a cold and clear night, I would look up at the Renfrew County sky and see millions of stars lighting up my world. The untouched snow in the rest of the field would glisten as if God had spread a blanket of diamonds from one end to the other, as the moon shone down its light on our land. I tried desperately to stay awake. It only took about 20 minutes to go from the Thom house to our kitchen door, but it was long enough that I don’t ever remember arriving home awake! Yes, winters were joyous times back then. Made warm by neighbours around us, and the sheer joy of feeling a contentment that came from just being able to spend a cold winter’s evening in the warmth of someone else’s kitchen. And at times like that, the Depression, I was sure, was happening in a place far away from Renfrew County.

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Winter Grilling Tips & Tricks Chickpeas make Barbecuing isn’t just for the lazy days of summer. Delicious grilled meals are easy to prepare year-round. Here are a few tips for winter barbecuing that are important to remember before you get the snow shovel out. * If you are grilling with charcoal, include more charcoal for increased pre-heating time and extra heat while grilling. * Cooking times may change with extreme cold. Always use an instant read thermometer to ensure that foods are cooked thoroughly. * Grill with the lid down.

Heat loss on a cold day is significantly greater than a warm summer day, and keeping your barbecue at a consistent temperature will be very difficult with the lid open. * When grilling on a windy day, try to reduce your exposure to the wind. If grilling at lower temperatures, keep an eye on your barbecue to ensure that it does not blow out. If you do need to move your barbecue out of the wind, keep minimum clearances in mind to avoid damaging your deck or home. * Clear a work area around your barbecue. This won’t im-

pact cooking time, but having enough room to work without filling your boots with snow makes for a much more enjoyable barbecue experience and avoids any untimely slips or falls. * Several lighting options are available. Some barbecues have built in lighting, and add-on handle lights are available so you’re not grilling in the dark. Broil King offers a variety of lighting options for their barbecues. More information on grilling and great recipe ideas is available at www.broilkingbbq.com.

these meatless patties EMC Lifestyle – In answer to the enquiry about the orange oatmeal bread that was in my Jan. 5 column, set your bread machine to make a 2 lb. loaf. Over 30 years ago, a vegetarian friend introduced me to falafel at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Ottawa. I had no idea what to expect when she ordered them, but I was hooked after the first mouthful. The falafel were meatless patties made with cooked chickpeas that had been ground and seasoned with cumin, garlic and onion. They were served in pita bread, with a slice of dill pickle. Even now, just remembering them makes my mouth water. Falafel are an acquired taste though. If you like the flavour of spices such as garlic and cumin, you’ll probably enjoy them. They are often served with lettuce, tomato, and a cucumber sauce. Made with yogurt, peanut butter and cucumber, the sauce may sound unusual, but it has just the right combination of tart and sweet flavours. The falafel patties are easy to make at home using canned chickpeas. When you buy the pita or flat bread, check that the package label specifies that the bread has a “pocket”. Some don’t and, for this rec-

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ipe, you’ll want the type that you can stuff. Falafel 540 mL can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup bread crumbs 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, or 1 tbsp dried 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. cumin seed 2-3 tbsp. water (see directions) Cucumber Sauce 1 cup yogurt 1/4 cup peanut butter 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 clove garlic, minced (optional) a dash of salt and pepper 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced 3 pocket pita bread, shredded lettuce, and diced tomato. Sliced dill pickle is optional. To make the falafel patties, combine the chickpeas, onion, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, pepper and salt in a food pro-

cessor. Rub the cumin seeds in the palm of your hand to break them up, then add them. Process until smooth. If the mixture looks dry or climbs up the side of the food processor bowl, add 2 to 3 tbsp. of water. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, and flatten them slightly. Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking oil spray. Add the falafel patties, and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. To prepare the cucumber sauce, thoroughly mix the yogurt, peanut butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, and stir in the diced cucumber. When the falafel are ready, warm the pita bread for about 15 seconds in the microwave oven. Cut each pita bread in half, and gently separate the top and bottom crust to form a pocket. Place two or three falafel patties in each half, then add chopped tomato and shredded lettuce. Spoon some cucumber sauce over this, and serve immediately. Any leftover cooked patties can be frozen. Makes 3-4 servings.

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While Anderson admits “you’ve got to be careful with it,” he’s enjoyed the Twitter relationship he’s building with fans. “For me, it’s actually been quite an experience,” said the Senators No. 1 stopper, (@ CraigAnderson41), who also maintains a Facebook fan page. “I didn’t really know what to expect going into it. It gives fans a more personal scenario where they can be in touch with the players and it gives them another avenue to have a conversation without having a conversation. It makes them feel special and makes them feel like they’re part of the hockey world.” Senators forward Erik Condra agreed social media has the ability to change the relationship between the player and the fan. “Hopefully, they see more that we’re regular people and we do the same stuff that they do,” said the rookie forward (@ECondra), who had a rather simple reason for getting into this game. “The whole world is going through a social media frenzy and it’s better to be a part of it and know what’s going on than to be left in the dust.

Goaltender Craig Anderson is one of four Senators now active on Twitter and he also maintains a facebook page to interact with fans (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images).

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Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Sportsnet East More was expected this season out of the Islanders, who again find themselves closer to the Eastern Conference basement than a playoff position. But the Isles aren’t without some standout performers, the most notable being former No. 1 overall pick John Tavares, who’s scoring at nearly a point-per-game clip. Also chiming in as offensive leaders are Matt Moulson and PA Parenteau, while Michael

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“I’m not one of those guys who’ll say ‘I’m at the grocery store. What should I get, bananas or apples?’” said Winchester. “I’m a pretty private guy in that way but answering stuff about the game is something I’d be glad to do.”

“I’m still new to it. I’m not going to do it all the time, but little things I like that are fun or important, I’ll put up there.” A word of advice to fans from the pros — if you want to make a connection, stick to hockey with your thoughts.

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By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Social media, it might be said, has exploded into the defining force of a generation. Whether it’s sharing news with friends on Facebook or posting quickie thoughts that come to mind on Twitter, the world has indeed become a much smaller place thanks to these new creations, both of which involve hundreds of millions of users. And neither is going away anytime soon. So perhaps it’s hardly surprising that the power of social media would make an impact on the world of professional sports. More specifically, the relationship between the fan and those who play the games they follow so ardently. “It’s a good way to interact with fans,” said forward Jesse Winchester (@jwinch18), one of four players on the current Ottawa Senators roster to delve into the world of Twitter. “I can see myself doing that in some capacity.” Senators goaltender Craig Anderson originally saw social media as a way to maintain contact with netminders who took part in goalie camps he’s run over the past few summers. But he’s since discovered it’s also an interesting, more personal way to connect with the team’s fan base.

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Jan. 20: Robbie Burns Night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, Orleans, 800 Taylor Creek Blvd. Jan. 23: Ottawa Newcomers Club invites women new to Ottawa to join us in January. Meet some new friends. Activities include: bridge, Scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, out and about to Ottawa sights and events, travel cafe, and craft and chat. For more info visit www.newcomersclub. com or call 613-860-0548. Sundays: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents On a Sunday Afternoon puppet plays for families, every second Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the

Wednesdays: Orleans Toastmasters - Do you want to lose your fear of public speaking? Attend a one-hour meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Orleans client service centre, 255 Centrum Blvd., room 328. Contact Bertillia Christian at 613-837-0443.

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Robbie Burns Supper for Rogers House To be held at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, 1 Hunt Club Road on January 20th, between 6:00pm and 11:30pm. Guests will be entertained with the stirring sounds of the Highland bagpipes provided by the Air Command Pipes and Drums, and championship level Highland Dancing from Fiona Champagne’s School of Highland Dance. The event is catered by the culinary staff of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club, offering a succulent meal that will more than satisfy everyone in attendance. Representatives from the Sens Foundation will be overseeing a Silent and Live Auction that will have a number of items

5555, ext. 13512 or healthydiabetes@toh.on.ca. Hosted at the Academic Family Health Team, Civic Hospital. Jan. 24: Canadian Celiac Association Ottawa chapter’s meeting for the newly diagnosed. Learn about the gluten-free diet, and more at 7:15 p.m. Riverside Churches of Ottawa, 3191 Riverside Dr. Info: celiac@magma.ca or 613-786-1335. Jan. 27: Come out to have a big chuckle at this year’s Chickle’s GAL-a Comedy Event. In celebration and support of the work of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, come watch amazing comedic talent on Jan. 27 at the Bronson Centre. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 613-600-7462 or by visit-

Live 88.5 and The Scottish and Irish Store are hosting a taste of everything Scottish with a traditional Robbie Burns Supper to raise funds for Roger’s House, the Sens Foundation’s charity of choice.

donated from the Ottawa Senators, and businesses from Ottawa, Scotland and Ireland. Macallan Distillery will also be providing Scottish Malt whisky for a whisky tasting as well as providing a short tutorial on how to appreciate a fine Malt Whisky before the dinner. In the spirit of a customary Robbie Burns Supper, all those in attendance will be treated to lively Scottish music, great food and drink and entertaining speakers honouring Scotland’s most celebrated Bard, Robbie Burns.

Tickets may be purchased at either location of The Scottish and Irish Store, 194 Robertson Rd. in Bells Corners 613-829-2251, or 1713 St. Laurent Blvd. (at Innes Rd.) 613-739-3393 or on-line at scottishandirishstore.com. Tickets are $125 per person and all proceeds go to Roger’s House, the Sens Foundation’s charity of choice. Guests should dress at least business attire and formal Highland dress is greatly encouraged. For more information on the Sens foundation’s charity of choice, Roger’s House visit the website www.sensfoundation.com

ing After Stonewall Books or Mother Tongue Books.  Jan. 28: A fundraising concert performed by the 36-piece Salvation Army Legacy Brass Band along with vocal arrangements by the Bridge Builder’s Quartet will take place at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Rd. corner of Lockhart Avenue north of the Carlingwood Shopping Centre. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. The band draws a full house wherever it plays.

St. Martin’s is wheelchair accessible by the front entrance off Lockhart. Feb. 4: Friends of the Farm would greatly appreciate your used books for our used-book sale on June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building. 72 at the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum, east off Prince of Wales Dr. For more information please call 613-230-3276 or email info@friendsofthefarm. ca or go to www.friendsofthe farm.ca

Local not-for-profit organizations such as volunteer-based community or recreation associations are invited to apply for funding to provide one to two-day civic events with free admission that foster civic pride and develop community cohesion. These events are linked to and celebrate a civic/statutory holiday in Ontario (i.e. New Year’s Day, Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day). They are held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment. Maximum Allocation: $3,000 Application Deadline: March 5, 2012 Application forms are available online at ottawa.ca or City of Ottawa Client Service Centres. For more information contact 613-580-2424, ext. 20029 or e-mail rec-info@ottawa.ca http://www.ottawa.ca

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 21 Sagittarius, you’re having fun this week and so are all You’re in over your around head, Sagittarius. the other people you simplyToo formany beingprojects in your and not enough helpers can you feeling presence. This situation willleave continue in the overdays ahead. whelmed. You may want to tackle one thing at a time. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, the next challenge CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 on your list is a big one. But if there isnew anyone who can handle theand pressure is you. Capricorn, beginnings have arrived you’reitexcited Don’tall beofafraid to call on Others friendsmay if you need them. about the prospects. share your joy but not to the extent that you do. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

because you tend to be the life of the party or prefer all eyes be -on you.24/Sept Think about VIRGO Aug 22being less conspicuous.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb Your social– energy and 18 curiosity are peaking this week, Aquarius, alright be cautioustowith decisions, but and you it’s need new to experiences feelyour satisfied. taking much too long could indicate you’re not ready for a change. a spouse or partner will grow impatient. PISCESSoon - Feb 19/Mar 20

Virgo, you don’t always have to be decisive. Sometimes you can– kick and 22 let someone else call the shots for VIRGO Aug back 24/Sept aVirgo, change. This is great way to recharge your critical batteries. it’s hard to akeep friends if you are overly of

CLUES ACROSS

1. Point one point E of due S 4. Slithered 8. The brain and spinal cord (abbr.) 11. Direct the steering of a ship 13. Chops with irregular blows 15. Plural of hilum 16. Incline from vertical (geo.) 17. Simple word forms 18. Paddles 19. Roman garment 21. Meat skewers 23. Ethiopia (abbr.) 25. The cry made by sheep 26. Beatty-Bening movie 30. Concealed 33. Political action committee 34. High rock piles (Old English) 35. Scottish County (abbr.) 36. Goat and camel hair fabric

CLUES DOWN

1. Schenectady County Airport 2. Small water craft 3. Opposite of ecto 4. The woman 5. Skeletal muscle 6. Devoid of warmth and cordiality 7. Decameter 8. Italian goodbye 9. Mediation council 10. Impudence 12. A desert in S Israel 14. Japanese seaport 15. Nob or goblin 20. Ingested 22. Swiss river 24. Protects head from weather 25. Lava rock 26. Designer identifier 27. 34470 FL 28. Petrified ancient animal 29. Gas used in refrigeration

37. A very large body of water 38. Fabric stain 39. Israeli city ___ Aviv 40. Shoe’s underside 42. Military legal corps 43. Patti Hearst’s captors 44. Undecided 48. ‘__ death do us part 49. Supervises flying 50. Many headed monsters 54. Literary language of Pakistan 57. Halo 58. Hawaiian hello 63. Lubricants 65. Mild exclamation 66. Greek fresh-water nymph 67. Nickname for grandmother 68. A restaurant bill 69. Automaker Ransom E. 70. A young man

the way they live their lives. Remember, no one is perfect — including you. Keep an open mind.

Get out into the world and try a few new things, Aquarius.

Your finances need an overhaul, Pisces. This could mean

taking–aFeb new job or20 expanding what you’re doing to earn PISCES 19/Mar more. It’s hard to accept help sometimes, Pisces. But help is what you need right now. Accept it with open arms.

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30. Journeys to Mecca 31. Eighth month, Jewish calendar 32. Small indefinite quantity 33. Taps 41. Extremely high frequency 44. Iguanidae genus 45. From the Leaning Tower’s city 46. Cologne 47. Moses’ elder brother (Bible) 50. A minute amount (Scott) 51. Hindu name for 4 epochs 52. Faded and dull 53. Radioactivity unit 55. The face of a clock 56. The inner forearm bone 59. Tai language of the Mekong region 60. Embrocate 61. Possessed 62. Public promotions 64. Sorrowful

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