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Lee Demarbre, co-owner and programmer of the new Mayfair Theatre Orléans, is excited to be bringing such cinema classics as Gone With the Wind back to the big screen. The new Mayfair officially opened its doors at 250 Centrum Blvd. Dec. 7.

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EMC News – The new Mayfair Theatre Orléans held its grand opening Dec. 7 and co-owner/programmer Lee Demarbre is thrilled to provide movie buffs in the east end with a little more than just the mainstream in film. The new Mayfair offers a wide variety of programming family favourites, cult classics and French films from France and Quebec. The Mayfair is located at 250 Centrum Blvd., neighbouring the Shenkman Arts Centre. Demarbre has 20 years experience as a film director/ producer and is the founder of Odessa Filmworks. He’s even showed at Cannes twice. He directed such films as Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, Harry Knuckles and the Siege of the Leopard Lady, Dead Sleep Easy and Smash Cut featuring Sasha Grey and David Hess. “My father was a Mountie, but I wanted him to run a theatre so I could see movies for free when I was a

kid,” he shared happily. “The first movie I saw was Jaws. Another first was Alien; my mom took me to the drive in. We were watching 101 Dalmatians, but I asked her to turn the car around because they were playing a cool sci-fi movie.” Director Steven Spielberg was one of his first inspirations. “When my friends had pictures of hockey players, rock bands or girls on their walls, I had Spielberg movie posters” Demarbre continued. “I loved reading about how he got his start and even filmed in his backyard. I started to look at film as career option.” Two more of his favourite directors are Woody Allen and Sam Peckinpah. “He (Peckinpah) reinvented American westerns,” he noted. “He’s the perfect director in my mind; he’s a hero.” Demarbre reminds that film is considered the seventh art form, as most people don’t regard film that way anymore. “Filmmakers saw them-

selves as scientists, they used to wear lab coats on set and in production,” he added. He hopes people will come to the Mayfair Theatre Orleans to see films on 35mm celluloid compared to seeing digital copies exported off a hard drive. “I want people to be able to experience what they can’t at home,” he said. Demarbre is planning to screen Gone With the Wind featuring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh; the film hasn’t been shown publicly for more than 13 years. “I got special permission from Alliance to show it,” he remarked. “I’ve wanted to show it for a while. It came in four cans with six to seven reels in them.” Demarbre made three movies on a 16mm Steenbeck, which is featured in the theatre lobby in Orleans, so guests can learn about film production. “I bought it from John N. Smith, a Canadian filmmaker,” Demarbre said.

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EMC News – Ottawa’s largest networking opportunity raised $96,125 on the 21st anniversary of its launch, making it possible for countless families and individuals who are less fortunate to enjoy Christmas. That amount, combined with radio pledges called in during the 12-hour Christmas Cheer broadcast on CFRA radio and a golf tournament held in the summer, results in the largest total ever raised in a single year: more than $214,000. Held at the Westin Hotel last Thursday, Dec. 8, the Christmas Cheer Breakfast hosted close to 800 participants who enjoyed a breakfast created by the Westin’s culinary team and served by local celebrities and politicians. Primarily supported by businesses and corporations located in Ottawa, the event offers an opportunity to network and reconnect while supporting a good cause: raising money to purchase Christmas food hampers for those less fortunate. A table seating 10 people cost $600, with 100 percent of the funds raised going to local food hamper programs.

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The Ottawa Food Bank, the Christmas Exchange (now called the Caring and Sharing Exchange) and the Ottawa Senators’ Foundation are among the charities receiving support, which has amounted to more than $2 million since its inception. “The money that goes to any of these (charitable) organizations is specifically earmarked and they are held accountable for the money going to the direct purchase of food hampers at Christmas, either for individuals or for families or, in the case of the Youth Services Bureau, kids who are for one reason or another homeless or without a family. And it’s all about Christmas food hampers – that’s it,” Steve Madely told the EMC. The local radio host has been involved in the breakfast since the beginning and has hosted the Christmas Cheer broadcast on radio station CFRA for the past 20 years. He explained one of the provisos made by the Christmas Cheer Foundation is none of the funds received from the annual fundraiser go to cover any extraneous costs, such as administration. See Cheer page 2

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“Those various charities receiving funding are expected to cover their costs through their regular fundraising means. We’re saying, we’re not covering any of your administrative costs, that’s up to you to figure that out,” he said. In the past, the funds went toward non-food items for those in disadvantaged circumstances until organizers decided this year to redirect the foundation’s focus to food hamper programs only. “The thrust this year is strictly food hamper programs. So every agency that receives funding from this has to provide accounting: here’s the money that came in, here’s how it was spent on food hamper programs,” he explained. “There’s clarity in the minds of not only the agencies that receive money, but in the eyes of the donor. The donor knows exactly what they’re helping. It reassures the donor – you give us a dollar for food, it’s going for food.” The present day Christmas Cheer Breakfast has grown

significantly from the first, modest effort 20 years ago. Westin Hotel management including “chief experience officer” John Jarvis, were familiar with CFRA’s annual Christmas Cheer broadcasts – a fundraiser that has supported The Christmas Exchange for 61 years – and “they felt they might be able to put together a modest breakfast with their suppliers and raise funds for the Christmas Cheer broadcast. So we started kicking off the broadcast from the Westin,” Madely said. Held in a small portion of the hotel’s ballroom, with about 200 people paying $15 each to attend, the event was a far cry from last week’s effort, which filled the entire ballroom. The event is always sold out, with more than 600 people attending; Madely estimates last week’s attendance to be close to 800 people because of walk-ins. When ticket holders bring along an extra person, “we somehow find a way to add an empty seat,” he said. Virtually all money donated goes directly to charity as the foundation has no employees,

hotel suppliers provide all the food for the breakfast and the Westin provides the staffing. Additionally, the most efficient and direct method of ensuring those donations go toward the purchase of food hampers is used, through the Ottawa Food Bank’s bulk purchasing program. “As opposed to going out and buying at retail a turkey or a ham, they can buy a turkey for half the cost someone would pay at retail, or canned goods, or whatever else,” Madely said, explaining a lot of the items included in the hampers are donated or are purchased with funds obtained through matching donations from foundations established by retail food chains and suppliers. Foundation members, charity members and volunteers deliver the food hampers themselves, resulting in helpful feedback. “So many of the volunteers are people who at one point in their life were down on their luck and now come forward and say, ‘okay, now I’m in a position to help,’ either financially or with their physical ability and they volunteer

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– and they become a big part of the distribution network,” Madely said. The food hampers supply more than a Christmas Day dinner for those who might otherwise do without – Madely said for many recipients feeling lonely and isolated, it’s proof they aren’t alone, there are others who care. “Here’s an example of how people care for each other, care for their community. It’s (a form of) mentoring,” he said. “We’re all better off we work together. There are a lot of isolated people, with physical disabilities or mental disabilities, there are a great many isolated seniors. And the agencies that are funded by the Christmas Cheer Foundation are aware of those people through school principals, churches and social service agencies, including the Christmas Exchange. And while it seems every year various charitable organizations, in their fundraising efforts, publicize that donations are needed more than ever, Madely said that’s truer than ever before. “I think there’s no question there’s great income disparity in this country and I think people are well aware of it. I think they’re aware of it every time they go shopping or they pay for the kids’ braces – expenses are up for everybody and some people have the capacity to deal with it because they have adequate income. But those who are on fixed incomes, low income in particular, those who are on disability allowance, can’t meet those expenses anymore. So something like Christmas becomes a luxury they can’t afford. And that’s why there’s particular generosity from families who say, ‘well, we’re going to have a great Christmas, we’re going to manage to pull it off at our house – what about the people who can’t? Let’s do something to help them.’ “That, surely, is the message of Christmas.”

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Craig Kielburger speaks at local school By Kayan Yassine Special to the EMC

EMC News - Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger attended and spoke at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School in east Ottawa on Dec. 2. Free the Children is a Canadian organization that helps children in impoverished nations escape a life of poverty. The organization builds schools, healthcare, water and sanitation facilities in these areas. The high school organized a Fight for Freedom conference, and Kielburger agreed to be one of the speakers at the event. After the conference, Kielburger hinted at the possibility of an official “We Day” conference in Ottawa in the near future – possibly 2013. “We Day” is an annual event organized by Free the Children. According to Kielburger, the event “aims to motivate young people to help fight injustice by convincing them fighting injustice can be hip.” “We are definitely looking at the possibility of hosting a ‘We Day’ event here in Ottawa,” Kielburger said.

“Unfortunately, not next year, but the year after that.” There have been “We Day” events in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Waterloo and Montreal. During the Fight for Freedom conference, Kielburger encouraged the audience to speak out against the worlds injustices, and not be afraid to change the world. Kielburger and his brother, Marc Kielburger, the co-founder of Free the Children, were admitted into the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School Hall of Heroes. A group of students at the high school presented Craig Kielburger with a portrait of himself and his brother surrounded by various national flags representing countries where Free the Children operates. The portrait will be displayed in the school hallways. “It’s hard to go back to your daily life after that assembly,” one student remarked, as she waited to get Keilburger’s autograph. The organizers seemed satisfied with the outcome of the event and the wellreceived reviews by students and faculty.

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EMC News - Families in Avalon are stepping up their efforts to have a new public elementary school built in their community to alleviate pressure on nearby schools. Avalon Public School opened in 2008 and has already grown to more than 700 students with eight portables on site. Growth will continue and the school is expected to reach more than 1,000 students by 2013. Space issues will be further compounded with the introduction of Full Day Kindergarten. Avalon parent council cochairs Wally Peters and Bill Wackley are encouraging residents to lobby the provincial government to deliver funding for a new elementary school in Avalon. “Our kids deserve the best

education possible,” said Wackley. “Having our kids spend their entire elementary school years in portables is not an ideal learning experience,” added Peters. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) submitted a business plan to the Ontario Ministry of Education more than two years ago outlining the need to have a new elementary school open for September 2013. “I’m pleased I was able to convince the board to indentify a second elementary school in Avalon as a capital priority,” said Orleans-Cumberland school trustee John Shea. Parents, students and community members showed their support for the new school on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. on the site of the future school.

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He also features a 35 mm projector and a green Moviola. The Mayfair in Old Ottawa South wasn’t as easy to acquire, as he explained. “We tried to buy it in 2007,” he said. “The owner wasn’t ready to sell it. We looked around for other sites for a year. Shoppers (Drug Mart) was going to buy it, so he said we could run it. We applied to city hall to designate it a heritage building. We reopened it in Jan. 2009.” He added, “It’s doing well. The film industry is unaffected by a depression, people like to escape.”

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Mayfair Theatre Orleans made a splash in the neighbourhood when it opened Dec. 7, but it took a lot of work to get it ready. “We got the keys in September,” Demarbre stated. “The Empire gutted it and left it for dead. There were no seats, projectors and speakers. We set it up with the same chairs as the Mayfair on Bank Street. We got them from Wilson, North Carolina. We drove down in a van, unscrewed all the chairs for three days and waited for an 18-wheeler to arrive to drive them back.” Demarbre grew up in Orleans and lives just a block away from the new Mayfair. “I used to work for West Coast Video,” he said. “My

job was to walk the floor and recommend movies for people. It was a lot of fun.” His wife and children support his pursuits in the film industry. “She’s got a real job,” he said smiling. “Hopefully she’ll have the time to join me for a movie. I’m always here.” Over the holidays, Mayfair Orléans will be showing Christmas classics such as Scrooged, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Elf, as well as White Christmas and Polar Express. Show times can be found at In the New Year, look for the Ottawa premiere of Elite Squad, “the biggest box office action film out of Brazil.”


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United Way campaign a success for everyone EMC Editorial – Congratulations, United Way Ottawa! Following the close of its official 2011 fundraising campaign on Thursday, Dec. 1, the United Way announced it successfully raised $31,529,000 – money that will be invested into the community, making Ottawa a better place for everyone who calls Canada’s capital home. While this amount is somewhat shy of the campaign’s $33.5 million goal, it is still a noteworthy figure. Throughout the United Way’s storied history, this is still the most money raised during the organization’s annual 10-week campaign period. Echoing comments made by 2011 campaign chair Max Keeping, we applaud the countless United Way volunteers whose enthusiasm and dedication throughout the campaign (and beyond) ensured its triumph. At the same time, however, we can’t forget about the many individuals, businesses and other organizations that contributed to this important cause. Financial donations, along with fundraising initiatives, were ongoing throughout the campaign, making the United Way, all it represents and all of us who support the organization’s efforts very proud.


Reader suggests new LRT route DEAR EDITOR: The city is still deliberating on where Ottawa’s much-needed new LRT route is going to be. Ottawa’s transit system already serves its citizenry very well between Kanata and Orleans and South Keys, along the existing transitway and Ottawa River Parkway, which only comprises Ottawa North. Ottawa really needs an express transit system between its big ticket tourist landmarks such as Scotiabank Place and the Ottawa International Airport. I propose that this route is feasible by utilizing a strategic combination starting point at Scotiabank Place, down the 417 to Bayshore Shopping Centre, toward West Hunt Club – Hunt Club Roads and/or along the Via Rail train track, stopping by Algonquin College, before continuing on to the airport.

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Long-standing tradition According to the organization’s official website, for more than 75 years, United Way Ottawa has brought people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community. Although best known for raising money and distributing the funds to its various member agencies, the site goes on to state the United Way’s true business is engagement — providing ways in which contributors can achieve their aspirations for the community. We’re convinced it is groups such as the United Way that truly give Ottawa such a positive reputation. For every “bad news� story you hear, there is twice as many “good news� stories. This story about the United Way is a perfect example of this. It truly illustrates what a caring community we live in and proves the spirit of giving is alive and strong – and not just because we’re in the midst of the Christmas season. Even greater news is United Way Ottawa may still be able to reach its financial goal before all is said and done. Yes, Dec. 1 did mark the official close of the campaign, but the books will remain open until March 2012 to allow for the completion of various workplace campaigns and other related efforts. Come on Ottawa! Let’s do our part to ensure the United Way continues to do its part!

Roundabout navigation far from rocket science EMC Lifestyle - I was approaching a City of Ottawa roundabout the other day in my car when I became confused as to how to navigate such a unique traffic infrastructure feature. Luckily a radio ad came on just in the nick of time to shed some much-needed light on my predicament. In the city-commissioned ad, a young couple – let’s call them Dick and Jane – find themselves in the same situation as I was, driving toward a roundabout and wondering what to do when they get there. Does Dick subsequently plough through the centre of the roundabout, taking out a school bus full of doe-eyed urchins on their way to a soup kitchen prayer session?

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The City of Ottawa wants motorists to learn how to properly navigate roundabouts. is used to terrible acting and lame premises in ads doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the trend has to continue. Really, the city couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have come up with something better than this? Panicky people reaching for the volume knobs in their cars in response to this ad will likely be more of a danger on the roads than those who are unfamiliar with roundabouts.

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Another good question is why we need this ad in the first place. Roundabouts have been in use in the National Capital Region (formerly Ottawa-Hull) for years, from Kemptville to Barrhaven to the Experimental Farm and Gatineau. In Hull you can find four of them in a 300-squaremetre area of Boulevard des Allumettieres and Boulevard

Saint Joseph. It seems the addition of one of these Einstein-level brainteasers to Orleans was the catalyst for much of the recent confusion. Approaching vehicles yield to those already in the roundabout. There, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all you need to know. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not rocket surgery, or something like that. Will public service spots improve? While municipalities and governments should try hard for audio excellence, no doubt some ads will be tolerable and many others will be awful in both idea and execution. Still, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no harm in brainstorming and trying harder. And to Dick and Jane, shame on you.

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OCDSB re-elects chair, vice-chair Special to the EMC

EMC News – The chair and the vice-chair of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will be familiar faces around the board table as both the chair, Jennifer McKenzie and the vice-chair, Bronwyn Funiciello were re-elected by their fellow trustees, at the board’s Dec. 6 annual organizational meeting. McKenzie, who represents zone 10 Somerset/ Kitchissippi, has been active and energetic in improving communication, consultation, and cooperation with parents and school councils. She has reached out to ensure the increasingly rich diversity of our community is reflected in our school activities. “I am honoured to be reelected as chair of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board,” McKenzie said. “It is an exciting time to be on the board of such a dynamic and forward thinking

organization. We have accomplished a great deal working closely with our talented staff already and have even more exciting plans for the board in the coming year to enhance student achievement, wellbeing, and leadership.” Funiciello was first elected in 2003 and represents zone 6 the Rideau-Rockcliffe/Alta Vista area. She has long been known as an advocate for public education at community, board, and provincial levels. She believes one of her greatest accomplishments has been effectively reconnecting her schools and community with the school board. She promotes the need for a systemwide perspective but understands that each community has unique attributes. Trustee Funiciello supports offering a wide variety of program options, so that all students can reach their potential. “I am very pleased to be reelected as the vice-chair and

I look forward to continuing to work in collaboration with the chair, my fellow trustees, staff, students, and their families,” Funiciello said. “I believe that together we will accomplish much for the students of our District and those students will go on to create a better world for all of us.” The current term for trustees is Dec. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2014. However, the chair and the vice-chair are elected annually. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board of Trustees is made up of 12 trustees elected by zone and two student trustees. The trustees are responsible for overseeing a thriving and progressive educational system, which serves more than 72,000 students in 147 schools and sites. Trustees are empowered under the Education Act to set policy for the operation of all public schools in the Ottawa area.

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Nazi concentration camp in France study in horror

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Holiday do’s and dont’s

With the holiday season right around the corner I know how hard it is to resist all that darn eating and drinking (and the weight gain that comes with it)... So I put together an awesome guide to eating during the holidays. I was going to put this guide on my blog www.RenegadesofHealth. tv but decided to give it to the readers of the EMC News as well as the subscribers to my e-mail list. Here it is... it’s basically a list of all the stuff you DO and DON’T want to do You DON’T have to totally deprive yourself during the holidays but you DO have to have some willpower to say no! DON’T try to convince yourself that you’re going to eat less after the holiday event, then it’s ok to eat what you want during the event. You will not have as much motivation to diet once the event has passed. DO eat less for the 3-5 days leading up to the event. When the event takes place, you’ll look and feel better than you originally expected and you will feel less guilty when you enjoy yourself at the celebration. DO dress sexy. Wear something tight, do your hair up, put on your highest heels etc. This way you will feel less likely to indulge in a huge dinner. DON’T drink wine or beer. Go for hard alcohol if you must have something. Why? Because you can nurse a hard drink all night, but with wine and beer there’s a higher chance you will want another. DO position yourself as far away from the appetizer table as possible. DON’T sit in front of the TV. What’s on TV this Holiday season? An awesome football games, the world juniors. What’s in front of the TV? Most likely a table with snacks. If you really want to watch the game then do it standing up or follow the tips in this email :) DO bring your own dish to the occasion. Nobody has to know that it’s healthy or low calorie but at least you’ll know how many calories it has and you will have something to snack on. DO send people home with food if you are hosting a party. DO sit at the table as far from the unhealthy food options as possible. If you have to keep standing up, putting your drink down and reaching across Aunt Margaret to grab a piece of bread you’re not going to have as many pieces as if it was right in front of you. Stick to these guidelines and I promise you will keep the weight off while everyone around you gains another 4-8 pounds! And if you want to actually LOSE weight during the holidays, like many of my personal training clients & bootcamp clients are, then check this out..... On “December 17th” I’ll be opening up a special 3 Day Online PDF @ home Bootcamp workout & nutrition plan. I don’t know about you but the holiday’s are no longer a one day event. There’s the night before party, the actual holiday, then of course the day after with all the left-over’s BEGGING to be eaten. Be sure to visit on Dec. 17th and pick up your simple fool proof plan to enjoy the holiday season without the 5lbs of unwanted fat that the average person will pack on. Happy Holidays Everyone! Adrian Delorey PS. Keep your eyes peeled on Saturday December 17th for this one time 3 Day program: The online program will only available from Dec. 17th to Dec. 24th 10

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Career journalist Jeff Maguire writes a semi-regular travel series which appears in some editions of the EMC. He has chosen to write about what he grimly calls “the trip many people wouldn’t pay to take.” In June of this year, in the company of his wife Kathleen and Carleton Place friends Frank and Wendy LeBlanc, he visited the only Nazi concentration camp in France. The visit made an indelible impression on all of them! The location of NatzweilerStruthof camp simply adds to the feeling of horror you experience when you tour the place. Perched high in the Vosges Mountains in France’s sparkling Alsace Region, the former Nazi concentration camp stands atop what before the Second World War was a ski resort. The mountain is named ‘Mont Louise’ and the site is at an altitude of 800 metres. There are some large black and white photographs in the camp museum of people enjoying a day of skiing on the sunny slopes, with a gorgeous panorama in front of them. The views from the place are spectacular! Today the camp remains an ugly stain on the mountainside. With its high barbed wire fences, guard towers and grim barracks, Natzweiler-Struthof is a grim remnant from the Holocaust. Much of it has been left intact as a reminder to this and future generations of what happened during the dark days of Nazi rule in Europe, the callous murders of untold millions! To the right of the camp entrance, towering over the site is the ‘Monument to the Departed’. It was erected in memory of the estimated 25,000 who died there from May 1941 to September 1944 when the SS evacuated the camp and sent its starving and ill occupants on a “death march” to another camp with a name that sends a shiver up the spine – Dachau in Germany. It’s estimated that 22,000 died during the forced march. The manner of their passing doesn’t have to be addressed. Not if you are aware of any of the terrible history of the Holocaust! Our good friends Frank and Wendy LeBlanc (she is the current mayor of Carleton Place) took us to Natzwiller (Natzweiler in German), the sleepy French village which lies in the mountain valley below the former concentration camp. High above is the camp which was the main focus of our visit. The LeBlanc’s had visited the camp earlier during their time in Europe. Frank was a career soldier in the Canadian Army Signals Corps. He spent 11 years living and working in Germany. “Anger. That’s what I feel

when I come here,” Frank told me as we stood in the middle of the sprawling camp, gazing at the gray buildings and the foundations of many others where so many people died terrible deaths. The noun Frank used is undoubtedly the right one. Anger – and frustration at the depth of man’s inhumanity to man! Natzweiler-Struthof was the only such camp established by the Nazis on present day French territory. When you research the history of the place you discover that there were other temporary camps on French soil such as Drancy in Paris. Annexed At the time Struthof camp (as it is now commonly called) was established the Alsace-Lorraine area had been annexed by Germany, after the fall of France in 1940, because it was considered an integral part of the German Reich (empire). To pinpoint the location for map readers, the closest large town to Struthof is Schirmeck. The camp is approximately 60 kilometres southwest of Strasbourg, the French city where today’s European Parliament sits. There is a new visitors’ centre at Struthof which has necessitated an admission charge in order to keep it operational. Frank and Wendy said on their previous visit there was no visitors’ centre and no admission cost. The centre contains an area which details the entire German concentration camp system and outlines how they functioned and, most tellingly, how many died in each. In what is called “the room of the 14 camps” I learned details about Auschwitz, arguably the most infamous Nazi death camp, I had never known previously. Entering the Struthof site the first structure you are directed to is a former barracks which houses the camp museum. To make it clear the literature you receive when purchasing your tickets makes it clear the visit is not recommended for children. This is not an experience for the faint of heart either! It is worth noting that the tentacles of the Nazi-era have not entirely disappeared. It is illegal to display the Swastika, the crooked cross emblem of the party, in today’s Germany. But the current museum at Struthof is not the original. Neo-Nazis set it alight in an attack on the night of May 12-13, 1976. Many important artifacts were lost in the blaze. In the current museum we learned that in 1940 a German engineer discovered a vein of red granite atop Mont Louise. The stone was mined for use in major construction projects in the Reich. The concentration camp,

which was officially called ‘KL-Natzweiler’, opened on May 21, 1941. The first prisoners from Czechoslovakia and Germany were transferred from Sachsenhausen, another camp in northeast Germany, and installed at a location above the hotel which previously served the ski hill. It was a primitive site managed by the first SS garrison (SS or ‘Schutzstaffel’ means defence corps) there. The deportees built earthworks and helped lay the foundation for the camp. The first barracks were erected in 1942 inside the double barbed wire fence (it was later electrified) which is still visible today. The same year the first of what would eventually become 70 satellite camps was built at Obernai, Alsace. We learned that in the main camp the prisoners were subject to brutal treatment and many were used as human guinea pigs for pseudo-scientific experiments. The victims were mainly Jews and Gypsies brought to Struthof for that express purpose. By early 1943 the number of deportees at the camp had tripled. Those we would call “conscientious objectors”, young men from Alsace who opposed being drafted into the army, were executed there. Gas chamber In April 1943 an experimental gas chamber was built in a hotel outbuilding. The jury-rigged chamber, which we visited briefly after leaving the main site (it is located about one kilometre away), was not used for mass extermination. But in August 1943 infamous SS professor Dr. August Hirt supervised the gassing of 86 Jewish prisoners for experimental purposes. They were murdered to provide “anatomical specimens” for the Jewish skeleton collection of the Reich University in Strasbourg. Eighty of those victims were put to death personally by the sadistic Josef Kramer who commanded several camps including Struthof. He was later named commandant of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwest Germany where he was dubbed “The Beast of Belsen.” A model in the Struthof museum shows that during 1943 the camp reached its maximum size. The total number of prisoners was estimated at 52,000. They originated from 31 countries. Besides German and French detainees other nationalities included Poles, Soviets, Dutch and Norwegians. The camp was set up especially for so-called “Nacht” (Night) and “Nebel” (Fog) prisoners who, in most cases, were people from resistance movements. In the autumn of 1943 the crematorium was established and began working to more

efficiently dispose of those who were executed or those who died during medical experiments, from over work, malnutrition, illness and disease. Conditions in the barracks were appalling with several prisoners at a time forced to sleep in single bunks. During our visit I thought the sign on one building ‘Dining Hall’ was ironic. “I’m sure the only people who really ate there were the Nazis,” I said to Frank. As the main camp hit full stride the system of outlying work camps burgeoned, reaching 70 ultimately. The satellite facilities housed mainly war industries, some in tunnels deep in the Vosges Mountains, including V2 rocket factories. The prisoners were literally worked and starved to death. One of the many grim statistics we read noted that while deaths in Struthof itself never surpassed 50 per cent of the detainees, the death rate among those housed in the satellite camps was a staggering 80 per cent. In July 1944, four resistance members belonging to the Special Operations Executive (SOE) were executed at Struthof. The next month 107 Allied resistance members and 35 resistance fighters from Groupe Mobile Alsace-Vosges were also put to death. Among those killed were four female SOE agents executed together on July 6, 1944. Today there are individual grave markers with the names of the resistance members executed at Struthof laid out below the Monument to the Departed. The crosses are purely symbolic. The bodies of those executed were cremated and disposed of immediately. By August 1944 the camp contained three times as many prisoners than its intended capacity. As we toured the place we could only imagine the deplorable conditions those poor people existed in. It was difficult to see those places including the gallows where summary executions took place if, for instance, inmates violated a camp rule! Horrifying We were especially horrified by the medical experiments block where the occupants were tortured to death in the name of twisted science. Detainees were often forced to stand for days in tiny closet-like rooms. The crematorium is perhaps the most difficult building to see first-hand. Photographs are prohibited in memory of the victims. I am an avid photographer but I would never have taken such a photo regardless. A single spray of flowers is affixed to the door of the oven where prisoners’ bodies were burned. See Nazi page 17


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Harmer honoured as Invaders MVP Special to the EMC

EMC Sports - In 2010, Matt Harmer sat in the bleachers at Carleton Univeristy’s Keith Harris Stadium, watching the Ottawa Invaders, and thinking that he should be out there playing football, too. Harmer trained and returned to field after a five-year absence, making the Invaders team and improving and playing a larger role with every game. His reward was being named the Ottawa Invaders’ 2011 MVP. “He is Mr. Invader,” said head coach Ken Evraire. “That’s what we started calling him, but that’s what he was. He did everything we asked him to do, and did it well. He led by example. And no matter where he was on the field, he made plays.” Harmer, who played a number of positions but was primarily used at fullback, was the team’s second leading rusher behind tailback Curtis Cates. The team’s offensive MVP was former Cumberland Panther and Bishop’s University wide receiver Kyle Kavanaugh. He returned to the team after an audition with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and led the Northern Football Conference in receiving yards. Linebacker Christian Contreras was the defensive MVP, and he was praised by Evraire for making crunching hits on receivers coming across

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The GCRA U10 Ring Bandits won gold in a recent City of Ottawa ringette tournament.

GCRA U10 Ring Bandits take home the gold Special to the EMC

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Fullback Matt Harmer, left, was named the Ottawa Invaders 2011 MVP by Invaders head coach Ken Evraire, right. the middle. “You get those highlight reel hits that happen once a season,” said Evraire. “Christian had three in one game, in our playoff win against the unbeaten Toronto Titans. He hit hard and he was consistent all year long.” Veteran semi-pro player Craig Hodge was named the team’s top defensive lineman, and centre Stephane Barbe was named the team’s top offensive lineman. Linebacker Dan Buckley was awarded for his exceptional play on

special teams. Kicker Jeff Morris was presented with the team’s President’s Award by James McAllister for dedication to the team on and off the field. Morris, who came out of retirement at the age of 47 to handle the team’s punting and kicking duties, dedicated the season to raising funds and awareness for Roger’s House, launching the Kickin’ it Old School Campaign. Wide receiver Nigel Couchman, who was lost for the season in the quarter-final against

Sarnia after severely breaking his leg, was the recipient of the team’s Coach’s Award. Evraire praised Couchman for being the consummate teammate throughout the season, and for his inspirational role on the team following his injury. The Invaders also recognized their 2011 Northern Football Conference All-Stars. The Invaders began indoor practice and training sessions for the 2012 season earlier this month.

EMC Sports - The GCRA U10 Ring Bandits won a hard fought game on Dec. 4, beating Gatineau 4-3 in the championship game at the City of Ottawa ringette tournament. It turns out, the fourth time’s the charm. The Ring Bandits faced Gatineau three times previously this season, twice in league play and once in the tournament round robin, losing each time by just one goal. But, GCRA got the first goal early this time, scoring just two minutes into the game, and never let up. The game kept the fans on the edge of their seats, as the score was never more than a goal apart, and each team took the lead at different points in the game.

Gatineau went ahead 2-1 late in the first period, but not for long. GCRA tied it up just seconds later. The same thing happened again in the second. Gatineau went ahead 3-2 early in the period, but GCRA tied it up just 10 seconds later. The game winner came with nine minutes left to play, and the Ring Bandits worked hard to keep the first place ranked Gatineau team at bay. A huge team effort with unrelenting offensive pressure, strong defensive play and solid goaltending helped the Ring Bandits to come away with the win. The team is made up of girls from the Gloucester area including Orléans, Findlay Creek and Riverside South.










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Mary shares her wealth much to brothers’ dismay BY MARY COOK

last week.” “How much?” Emerson, always concerned about his money, asked. “What was it?” Earl wanted to know. Audrey pulled herself up like she was about to make an earth-shattering announcement. “It’s a mouth organ. Now, it isn’t just an ordinary mouth organ. It has two rows of holes instead of one. Mother has never had a mouth organ like that. Now, this one wasn’t cheap. It was 75 cents.” Emerson drew in his breath, Everett let out a low whistle, and Earl said, “holy jeepers.” Not to be left out of the discussion, I asked Audrey where she thought she was going to get 75 cents. “I just finished telling

the ribbon. Emerson wanted to know why we had to have ribbon. Audrey ignored him. All of us counted out our change, and laid 15 cents in front of Audrey. When I looked down at what I had left, I had three big brown pennies, two nickels and two dimes. It had taken me months to accumulate that much. Audrey said she would buy the mouth organ the next time she went into Renfrew, and we would all put our name on the card when she got it wrapped. Which is exactly what happened. We again had to wait until Mother was out of the house so that Audrey could call another meeting. This one was to view the mouth organ. And there it was. Exactly like my sister had described it. Shiny silver, two rows of holes to create the music, and the most beautiful deep blue velvet case to keep it in. Seventy-five cents was a princely sum, but we all agreed it was worth every penny! However, that left little

money left for us to buy our other presents. And that’s when Audrey came up with another idea. That Christmas, if we didn’t have enough money, we would simply hand over one of our own treasures in our gift exchange. I wondered if we could ask for something specific. For instance, could I ask for a pair of Audrey’s new lisle stockings? “Certainly not,” Audrey said. I couldn’t think of one thing I wanted that my brothers owned. And what would I give each of them? Well, Audrey was no problem. She loved a broach Aunt Lizzie had sent me in the hand-me-down box. After racking my brain for days, I finally decided, since I had three of those big brown pennies, I would wrap up one each for Everett, Emerson and Earl. And I still had enough money left to buy Father a red and white polka-dot handkerchief! Mr. Briscoe had a stack of them near the overalls at the General Store, and they only cost nine cents!

When I made my purchase, I had enough money left to buy myself a few slices of bologna which I loved even more than any of the candy displayed on the counter in the big glass jars. I thought of wrapping it up, keeping it until Christmas morning, and putting a card on it that said “To Mary, from Mary”. But of course, once Mr. Briscoe put it in brown paper, tied it with string and handed it to me, I knew it would never see the end of our lane. I was eating it before I settled into the cutter for the ride home. And then it was Christmas morning. Mother loved her new mouth organ, Father immediately put the red hanky in his overall pocket, and Audrey pinned on the broach. But the brothers seemed less than pleased with the big brown pennies. One each. It was then I used one of Mother’s oftensaid comments when there was no money for frivolity, looking them right in the eye I said, “Don’t you know there is a Depression on?”

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you!” she yelled. “We’ll pay for it together. Instead of each of us buying something for her, we’ll buy one thing. Something she would really love and would never dream of buying for herself.” I mulled this over in my mind. Audrey went on to describe the mouth organ. She said, not only did it have two rows to blow in, it came in a blue velvet box. Well, that was the clincher. The case for the one Mother had now was hanging by a thread, she had to keep an elastic around it to keep it closed. As if it had already been decided on, Audrey ordered us all to go and get our money. She had hers in her apron pocket, mine was tied in the corner of my hanky in my wash stand, and the boys kept theirs on the window sill in their bedroom. She told us to hurry, or Mother would be walking in on the meeting. Audrey figured if we all chipped in 15 cents that would cover the mouth organ and


EMC Lifestyle - It was my sister Audrey’s idea. She called a meeting. She had to wait until Mother was making a trip to Briscoe’s General Store and Father was in the barns. It was a Saturday, and as soon as the brothers had come in from doing the chores, Audrey herded us all around the kitchen table and she stood at one end, just as if she was a member of parliament. I had no idea exactly what a member of parliament did, but I was pretty sure he conducted meetings and made everyone sit up and pay attention to what he was saying. Just like my sister Audrey. “I have an idea,” she started in a very serious voice. “When I was in the Five and Dime last week I saw something I thought Mother would love for Christmas.” She paused for effect. “Of course, it cost too much for me to buy it. Alone. That’s when I got this idea. I think, instead of each of us buying her a gift, we should put our money together, and buy her what I saw

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Getting to know â&#x20AC;Ś Jared Cowen

Defenceman Jared Cowen has quickly made an impact on the Ottawa Senators blue line during his first National Hockey League season (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).

always passed the place where he was born in Floral. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a town anymore, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I always thought about when we drove by that certain area, that it was where Gordie Howe grew up. We also have a statue of him in the city. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I really knew about him when I was growing up, that sort of stuff. Q: Your home province is famous for its curling heritage. Have you ever tried the sport? A: Oh, yeah. We do that in

school. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way more popular in Saskatchewan than any other place in the world. Where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m from, we always had a good team. I like it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a super hard sport to play. People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really realize how hard it is. Q: What was it like playing junior hockey in Spokane, Wash.? A: I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it at the time, but it was awesome to get away from Canada and Saskatchewan, and then go

BUFFALO SABRES Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., TSN Though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled a bit recently, the Sabres remain a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Captain Jason Pominville is also an offensive leader for a Buffalo attack that features Thomas Vanek, a top-end sniper, veteran Derek Roy and Luke Adam, one of the NHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top rookie talents. Off-season acquisitions Christian Ehrhoff and

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ranks. Veteran Stephen Weiss is also off to a strong start for the Cats. On the blue line, Brian Campbell has made a quick impact in his first season in south Florida. Jose Theodore carries the bulk of the goaltending load for the Panthers. Veteran Stephen Weiss has sparked a solid start for the Florida Panthers (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images).

down to Spokane and live in a different country with a different family. It was a great city to play junior hockey. Q: What was your best junior hockey memory, winning the Memorial Cup or playing in the world juniors? A: World juniors are so much fun and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a prestigious thing, but I also liked the Memorial Cup because we won it. I was 16 and it was my first year of junior, so that was unbelievable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also way harder to win because you have to go through four rounds (of WHL playoffs) just to make it to the tournament. Q: What was most memorable about your first NHL goal? A: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always remember the immediate feeling you get, the rush, after it first happens and seeing the look on all the guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; faces when they realized what just happened. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best part. Q: If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cooking dinner, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the menu? A: I like to barbecue a lot. Usually itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some sort of steak, or chicken with sweet potatoes cut up. Q: Your favourite music? A: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had one

favourite band. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a bandwagon jumper, you could say. But I like hip-hop, I like rap. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m into reggae a little bit now, too. Different moods for

different genres, I guess. Q: Your favourite TV show? A: Right now, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m watching Sons of Anarchy.

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Magical Season under the Stars set to return Special to the EMC

EMC News – On Dec. 5, Odyssey Theatre announces its 26th season of Theatre Under the Stars in Strathcona Park. From  July 26 to Aug. 26, 2012, the company presents Marivaux’s comic masterpiece The Game of Love and Chance, while Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre’s A Promise is a Promise will be offered to young audiences on Wednesday afternoons. Marivaux’s 18th Century classic comedy will delight audiences with its tantalizing and witty exploration of love and class prejudice. Aristocratic lovers, who have not met yet, disguise themselves as their servants to size each other up before agreeing to the marriage proposed by their fathers. To further the ruse, the lovers persuade their servants to assume identities as the masters. This enthralling

play, imbued with sensuality, intrigue and disguises, deals with subtle psychological explorations of love in relation to forbidden passion, which still has relevance today. Ottawa’s Andy Massingham, winner of the 2011 Capital Critics Circle Award for best professional actor for his performance in Odyssey’s smash hit, The Fan, will direct the play. He will also create an original adaptation of the play suited to masked performances and explore how physical comedy intertwines with emotional struggle. Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre’s A Promise is a Promise is an adaptation of the popular Canadian book by Robert Munsch and Michael Kusugak about the Inuit and their vibrant culture. It is a beautiful tale about a heroine who discovers what commitment and honesty mean through her dangerous mission to

escape from the captivity of the Qallupilluit, mythical sea monsters. “We are very excited to present these two fantastic shows to our audiences,” says Odyssey founder and artistic director Laurie Steven. “I am especially thrilled that Andy Massingham, after performing in three of our productions, will join us for his directorial debut with Odyssey Theatre.” A terrific design team includes Odyssey veterans: mask designer and creator Almut Ellinghaus; costume and set designer Snezana Pesic; and lighting designer Ron Ward. Performances will take place Tuesday through Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ($19$24), Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m. (paywhat-you-can), and Wednesday Youth Matinee at 1 p.m. ($5/$10).


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in Dachau. The Slovene-Italian writer Boris Pahor, now 98 years old, was interned in Struthof. His famous novel ‘Necropolis’ is based on his experiences in the camp. One of the things we learned during our grim tour is that although not originally designated as such, every concentration camp established by the Nazis eventually became a death camp as Adolf Hitler’s disciples worked to carry out “The Final Solution.” As a post script to this terrible tale a number of the main participants in the thousands of deaths at Struthof camp were among the war criminals tried and sentenced (some receiving the death penalty) after the war. The Nazis involved in Struthof camp who were hanged included the sadistic Kramer as well as Franz Berg and Peter Straub. A later commandant of the camp, Fritz Hartjenstein, was also


In September 1944 the Germans evacuated the main camp with those who survived the forced march interned at Dachau and its sub-camp Allach. Obviously many of those who managed to live through the horrors of Struthof did not survive their later detention elsewhere. Satellite camps east of the River Rhine continued to operate however. In November 1944 American troops discovered the Struthof site deserted. In the spring of 1945 the remaining satellite camps were evacuated by the Germans. Many more feeble, sick prisoners succumbed during what are called “the death walks” that followed. Among the inmates who died at Struthof were the Norwegian resistance leader Per Jacobson. Another detainee was Charles Delestraint of the Armée Secrète. He later died

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sentenced to hang. He died in prison before the sentence could be carried out. During our visit we didn’t need any confirmation of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II. We were already well aware of the details of this terrible chapter in world history. Faced by the massive weight of evidence it is utterly disgraceful that we still have Holocaust deniers to this day! We thanked Frank and Wendy for suggesting the Natzweiler-Struthof visit. Although it won’t go down as the highlight of our spring 2011 tour of Germany’s Black Forest and the Alsace wine region of east-central France, it was worthwhile. If only to increase our knowledge of the widespread crimes committed by the Nazis! I think anyone with such an opportunity should take it. The most often used word as we drove away from Natzwiller was “sobering”.

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EMC Lifestyle - Caring for a pet often requires a level of commitment that can be eye-opening for first-time pet owners. And as any cat owner can attest, caring for a cat with no prior experience could be a confusing experience. First-time cat owners looking to survive the experience and raise a healthy and happy cat should consider the following cat care tips. * Relax when it comes to the litter box. Unlike puppies, which often need to be trained to relieve themselves outside, it’s often a kitten’s instinct to relieve itself in a litter-like substance. Cats naturally want to bury, and the litter box allows them to do just that after they have voided. New cat owners should relax if their kitten relieves itself outside of the litter box every so often. Chances are the kitten just could not find the box or it might just be an accident. * Learn the typical body language. While no two cats are the same, many do display similar body language to communicate certain emotions. Cat owners who can recognize this body language are far less likely to grow frustrated with their new feline friend. When a cat’s ears are up, that generally means the cat is happy, while ears bent back often mean the cat is frightened. Cats’ pupils commonly enlarge when they are scared, and their eyes typically squint or resemble slits when they are content or relaxed. A cat’s whiskers may also indicate its mood. When whiskers are bent back, this typically means the cat is scared, while whiskers bent forward often reflect the cat is calm. Though none of these indicators are

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concrete, they often do help first time cat owners determine their kitty’s mood. * Discourage biting. Similar to a first time parent telling their child no, first time cat owners might find it difficult to discourage certain behaviors their kitten exhibits. One common problem owners come across is biting. First-time owners might find it harmless if their kitten bites their hands. After all, such biting doesn’t hurt. However, allowing kittens to bite often results in a cat that bites often. * Be mindful of the cat’s dietary habits. Some cats can handle their bowels being left out all day without overeating. Others, however, might be a little less disciplined. First time cat owners might not know that cats can gain significant amounts of weight if they overeat, a complication of which can lead to diabetes if owners aren’t careful. Pay attention to your new cat’s eating habits. * Give the cat some personal space. Puppies often crave attention and will initiate contact with their owners. Kittens, however, are a different story. Particularly when first introduced to a new home, kittens might shy away from their owners, hiding under furniture or finding another hiding spot where it’s hard to reach them. New cat owners should not be discouraged if their kittens exhibit some initial shyness. * Take time to groom the cat. Some cat owners like cats because they feel cats don’t require nearly as much upkeep as their canine counterparts. While that might be true to an extent, kittens do require some grooming from their owners. Cat hair needs to be brushed to avoid matting, and cat owners should use a soft brush and brush gently when caring for the kittens.

EMC Lifestyle - Each year, thousands of pets are welcomed into homes across the country. Pet parents know that part of having a companion pet means safeguarding the animal’s health and well being. Ensuring the dog, cat, bird, etc., is free of harmful parasites and an illness is part of being a responsible pet owner. There are many microscopic parasites that can plague pets. In healthy pets, their immune systems may be able to ward off certain offenders. However, in most cases routine vaccinations are necessary to keep a pet healthy and parasite-free. Depending on the pet in the home, individuals should educate themselves about potential parasites, dangers and treatment. Dog owners Chances are a dog will get a parasite at one point in his or her life. Some dogs are born with parasites inherited from their mother. Others become infected by coming in contact with another dog or through items they encounter during their daily travels. Here are some common dog parasites. * Ear mites: A dog that routinely scratches at the ears may be experiencing ear mites. Ear mites are hard to see with the naked eye, but their waste, in the form of black specs, may be visible, and often looks like coffee grounds. Ear mites

are transmitted through interaction with other infected animals. If one pet is found to have ear mites, then it can easily be spread to others. Owners should check all of the pets in the home. A veterinarian should be contacted for treatment options, which may include eardrops. * Heartworms: Heartworms are transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. These parasites are found in most areas of the country. Almost 300,000 dogs in the U.S. are infected with heartworms every year. Heartworms can affect many organs of the dog’s body, but fortunately are easily preventable with medication. Should the parasites grow and become a problem, however, they can be very difficult and expensive to treat. * Mange: Demodex is a parasitic mite that lives in the hair follicle and oil glands of animals. The deterioration of the skin and fur is called mange. Healthy pets can usually fend off these mites, but when they become a problem, they may cause skin irritation and bald spots. A skin scraping is necessary to test for the mites and mange. * Hookworms: Similar to tapeworms, hookworms are an intestinal parasite. They are contracted by walking on soil that contains hookworm larvae. The larvae burrow into the animal’s skin and then make their way to the

intestines. Humans can also be affected by hookworms. Hookworms can cause blood loss, poor weight gain and other problems. Veterinarians will need to give medicine to treat hookworms. Cat owners Cats contract many of the same parasites as dogs. Veterinarian care and diagnosis may be needed to offer answers for treatment. Here are some additional conditions that may affect cats. * Walking dandruff: Cats can become infected with Cheyletiellosis, more commonly known as walking dandruff. The culprit is a mite that causes extensive scaling of skin cells in cats, dogs and rabbits. Longhaired cats are at greater risk for contagion. Humans also are susceptible. Oftentimes a cat infestation of walking dandruff is revealed only after a human becomes infected. * Toxoplasmosis: Cats may swallow cysts in the soil or in infected feces that contain toxoplasma gondii parasites. As the parasite multiplies, cat feces may become heavily infected with cysts and become a threat to humans as well. Individuals with compromised immune systems or women who are pregnant may become quite ill from toxoplasmosis. Cats can also become infected by hunting birds and rodents, which may be infected with the parasite.

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A134544 Meet Steve, a neutered male, white Domestic Shorthair cat who is approximately eight months old. This snowy white furry feline was brought to the shelter as a stray on August 27 and he is now available for adoption. Steve would love to sleep under the blanket with you. He has the most amazing yellow eyes and loves keeping busy with interactive toys. He would rather not be fed anything except the special diet he needs to keep him feeling his best. No holiday treats, please! Steve is a special needs adoption because he has dietary needs. He may be able to change from this diet slowly over time once settled into a home and with the advice of a vet.

CARLA A138246 This unaltered female, white Dwarf and Himalayan rabbit is about seven months old. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on November 19 and is now available for adoption. Her red eyes stand out against her pure white fur coat, and she’s looking for a home where she can be social with her owners and have plenty of exercise and healthy food. Rabbits love human companionship, and that’s all Carla wants for Christmas!

TWELVE PET TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS The holidays present many hazards for pets. The same things that make Christmas special may cause problems for your animals. Here are the OHS’s tips to help keep your companion animals safe, healthy and happy during the holidays: The busy social season 1. Holidays are a busy time for visiting and being visited – you may be away for extended periods or have a house full of guests. If you’re away, have someone check in on your pet or board your pet. Note that your pet’s vaccinations will have to be upto-date to be accepted at a boarding facility. 2. If you’re entertaining, you may wish to keep your pets in a quiet room away from the noise and activity. If they’re mingling among the guests, make sure you’re monitoring them so that they don’t share your guests’ holiday finger foods! The glittering Christmas decorations 3. Christmas ornaments should be “petfriendly.” Avoid using tinsel on trees! Curious animals are attracted by the shiny strings


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and may swallow them, which can lead to serious injury-and expensive surgery! Ornaments hung on lower tree limbs should not be breakable. Also, keep your tree free of decorations made of food! 4. Barricade the water trough around the tree to prevent your pet from drinking the water, which may be dirty and contain pine needles, which are indigestible. 5. Be careful with Christmas lights! Secure electrical cords and conceal outlets. Pets may chew on cords; and keep pets away from open flames. 6. Some Christmas plants are toxic to pets. Keep your pets away from mistletoe, holly, poinsettias and amaryllis. If ingested, they may cause vomiting, diarrhea and/ or other problems. If your pet has ingested something you’re unsure about, call your veterinarian! The carefully purchased and lovingly wrapped gifts 7. After gifts have been unwrapped, discard or store wrapping paper and ribbons,

which could be dangerous play toys for pets. 8. You’re not the only one looking under the tree with curiosity. If you don’’t know what’s in a package, don’t leave it under the tree! You may find out the hard way that Aunt Jane got you a delicious box of Belgian truffles. Chocolate is toxic for cats and dogs. The sumptuous holiday fare 9. Table scraps and left-overs aren’t just too rich for your pets: bones in the meat could lead to serious complications or death. 10. Ensure that edibles in Christmas stockings or on the tree are unreachable by your pet and away from dangerous places, such as the fireplace. The winter wonderland 11. Always ensure that your pet is wearing adequate identification. With more frequent comings-and-goings, it’s easy for your pet to slip out of the house unnoticed. 12. On colder days, limit your pet’s exposure to the out-of-doors to short time periods.

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: Email: Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Orléans EMC - Thursday, December 15, 2011 21

Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail: ALTA VISTA Dec. 17: Orpheus Choral Group Christmas concert, at Riverside Church, 3191 Riverside Dr. Friends and family welcome, free admission and free parking. Special surprise for young children, goodwill donations are welcome. Contact Ted Blair at 613731-2298 or e-mail teddb@ ORLEANS Orleans Toastmasters – Do you want to lose your fear of public speaking, enhance your leadership skills, create a network of friends? Attend a

committees. The topic will be about the LHINs. The meeting is open to the public, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Dr.

Dec. 16: The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir directed by Kevin Reeves will

Jan. 9: CFUW-Ottawa January general meeting. Guest Speaker will be Chantal LeClerc, RN, M.Sc., GNC (C), interim CEO, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Chantal has

more than 15 years of work experience in the health care sector, including community, acute, and continuing care as a front-line clinician, professional leader, clinical scientist, manager and administrator. She holds a joint-appointment with the University of Ottawa School of Nursing. Her clinical and research expertise is in the care of older adults, particularly those with dementia. She has received several research grants and is published in peer-reviewed journals. She was awarded the 2007 Excellence Award in Nursing Leadership by the Ontario Hospital Association and is a member of several provincial and local

The Royal Canadian Legion fully supported a change to this discriminatory practice at its Dominion Convention in 2010. It requested that Veterans Affairs Canada amend the New Veterans Charter to include

single members. Veterans Affairs advised the Legion that single members “may choose to obtain life insurance coverage from the Department of National Defence that allows them to designate a beneficiary such

as parent, sibling, or other family member.” “This is another example of the government creating different classes of veterans,” says Varga. “The government has an obligation to recognize the sacrifice of all Canadian

Forces members who have lost their lives in service to Canada. The Legion will continue to advocate on behalf of all veterans including still serving Canadian Forces members and their families.”

one-hour meeting (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) second and fourth Wednesdays, Orleans Client Service Centre, 255 Centrum Blvd., 3rd Floor, Room 328. Contact Bertillia Christian: 613-837-0443.

second Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the music room of the Shenkman Arts Centre.

The Orléans Raconteurs Toastmasters Club meets the first, third, and fifth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 3343 St. Joseph Blvd. near Tenth Line in Orléans in the Orleans Police Station on the second-floor boardroom .You are welcome to attend a session as our guest!

Dec. 15: The Ottawa Women’s Canadian Club luncheon will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier. The C Flats Jazz Ensemble will provide seasonal music. For luncheon tickets, please contact Monique Bertrand at 613-737-6075.

Sundays: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents “On a Sunday Afternoon” puppet plays for families, every


“SING NOËL” at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elgin at Lisgar, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at door. Donations to the Food Bank appreciated. Dec. 17: St. Columba Church, 24 Sandridge Rd. (Aviation Parkway at Birch Street) is holding its annual sale of holly, jams, jellies and baked goods on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. For more info, call 613-747-6106.

Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join our activities and meet some new friends. Activities include: Bridge; Scrabble; Walks; Luncheons and dinners; Book Club; Out and About - Ottawa sights/ events; Travel Cafe; and Craft and Chat. Please check out our website at: For more information call 613 860 0548 or ottawanewcomers@

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Canadian Legion. Under the New Veterans Charter, the death benefit is granted to only the spouse, common law partner or children of Canadian Forces members.  Single members are not eligible.

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Kale Wild Position: Defence

Hometown: Navan, Ontario Birth Date: January 17, 1991 Height: 6’ 1”

Weight: 175 lbs 1215.379570

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, start thinking about curbing your spending. Your finances are in trouble if you don’t make some changes. More is going out than is coming into your accounts.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a good night is in store this week. The night brings rewards you did not expect. Working hard yields more than financial success.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, there’s not much you can do about the current situation. Complaining about things won’t solve anything, so why waste the breath? Better news is on the horizon.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may feel like you’re the only one keeping the ship from sinking. However, this is not the case. Behindthe-scenes work is taking place, too. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it seems as if drama is always following you. That’s because you tend to be the life of the party or prefer all eyes be on you. Think about being less conspicuous. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it’s hard to keep friends if you are overly critical of the way they live their lives. Remember, no one is perfect — including you. Keep an open mind.

Last week’s answers

28. Chart of the Earth’s surface 29. Fish eggs 30. Recto 37. The cry made by sheep 38. Pitcher 39. Supports climbing plants 40. Arbitrager 41. Winglike structures 42. Singer Ross 43. Belonging to Barney & Betty 45. “Promises” author Wendi 46. Swindles 47. In widespread existence 48. Those opposed to 49. Used to be U___ CLUES DOWN 1. Grace’s Principality 2. No longer seated

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, pretending to enjoy something you don’t like will not make for a productive week. Speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say so. Taurus, there’s nothing mysterious about a presentation that is made, which earns your interest. This could be a good opportunity for a change if you pursue it. Gemini, you are trying to purchase something that has sentimental value but you can’t seem to find the item you have in mind. Don’t devote too much energy to the challenge.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Scorpio, although things have been a bit hectic, you have found new strategies for not letting the stress affect your well-being. You’re enjoying the ride, instead. Sagittarius, organization at home can go a long way to bringing a new outlook on your life. Think about eliminating some of the clutter that has taken over.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

It’s high time you share some of the responsibility with someone else, Capricorn. Managing everything yourself is a one-way ticket to getting stressed out. That’s not what you need.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

The cliche, “save for a rainy” day was never more appropriate, Leo. Your rainy day has arrived, and you may need to tap into saved funds just to get along.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, others could find you’re acting irrationally, and that’s not within your character. It could be time to step aside and regroup, which may paint a clearer picture of your behavior.

Aquarius, contrary to what you may believe, you cannot always be right in every situation. Thinking this way is counterproductive to your relationships and could affect friendships.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Rethink a financial strategy, Pisces. Examine all the ins and outs and consider all the pros and cons before committing.


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Last week’s answers

You have nothing on your mind except having fun, Libra, and that’s OK. Since you’ve been working so hard lately, it’s actually a good opportunity to do something to let loose.

Your generous Christmas donation will bring hope and joy to someone in need

For just $2.97, you can provide a meal for someone who is hungry and homeless over the Christmas season.

26. A scrap of cloth 27. Cry loudly 28. Actress Farrow 29. S. Korean Pres. Syngman (1948-65) 30. Rectangular grooved joint 31. “___ the night before Christmas” 32. Male parents 33. Earlier in time 34. Rampart of felled trees 35. Scoundrel (Yiddish) 36. Pencilmark remover 37. Danish ballet dancer Erik 40. Blood clams genus 41. Subsititutes (abbr.) 44. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan

When someone at work makes an announcement, you are caught off-guard by the news. It will take you a few days to recover, but then it’s business as usual. 0708

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GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Trust your instincts, Gemini. Someone who seems like they have your best interests at heart really may have ulterior motives. Heed Capricorn’s sage advice.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Angry 4. Mr. Claus SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 9.many Minerals You’re in over your head, Sagittarius. Too projects and not enough helpers can leave you feeling over11.thingGluten-free diet disease whelmed. You may want to tackle one at a time. 12. Nickel-cadmium CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, new beginnings have arrived and you’re excited accumulator about all of the prospects. Others may share your joy but not to the extent that you do. 14. Day or rest & worship AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 15. King of Magadha (273-232) Aquarius, it’s alright to be cautious with your decisions, but taking much too long could indicate16. you’re Satisfy not ready for aan appetite change. Soon a spouse or partner will grow impatient. 17. Stage signal PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 It’s hard to accept help sometimes, 18. Pisces. Durable But help is what aromatic wood you need right now. Accept it with open arms. 19. Something used to lure 20. Actress Basinger 21. A rare and exceptional Thisperson weeks puzzle answers in 24. July Quick 15th issue head movement 25. Yeddo 26. Mythological bird 27. Root mean square (abbr.)


ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Patience is a virtue, Aries. The best will be in store for you later in the week. There’s not much chance for adventure Monday or Tuesday, but things pick up on Wednesday.

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