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the dinner. Galipeau also went after Spence in his remarks after Brazeau spoke. He said he went to Victoria Island on Dec. 26 and was allowed into Spence’s tent because he wasn’t recognized as a Conservative MP. ‘skin colour’

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Some of Orléans’ most distinguished volunteers and community leaders receive recognition in the House of Commons. – Pages 12 and 13

EMC news - The guest speaker stole the show at a dinner for a local provincial PC candidate on Jan. 29. Many of the 80-plus people at the Orléans legion wanted to shake the hand of Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau after he shared his ideas for financial accountability for First Nations chiefs while questioning Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s recent hunger strike. The senator, an aboriginal Canadian who was born in Maniwaki, Que., made the comments during a dinner at the Orléans legion that was intended to update OttawaOrléans PC riding association members and bring out volunteers for candidate Andrew Lister’s next provincial election campaign. Brazeau, 38, is the youngest member of the Senate and is known for his plain-speaking demands for changes to aboriginal governance. He has criticized the Idle No More movement, a campaign to put aboriginal issues on the top of the federal government’s to-do list. Brazeau’s comments about

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Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau shares his ideas on First Nations financial accountability with an audience in Orléans on Jan. 29. Brazeau and Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau both belittled the Idle No More movement and Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence. Idle No More have drawn a strong response from some First Nations leaders. During Spence’s hunger strike, her Twitter account was used to call Brazeau “a colonized Indian,” although the tweet was later withdrawn. During the speech in Orléans, Brazeau referred to Spence’s 44 days on Victoria

Island as a “so-called hunger strike,” and mocked her physical shape. “I was sick two weeks ago,” Brazeau said. “I had the flu and I lost five pounds. “I look at Miss Spence, when she started her hunger strike, and now?” Brazeau added as a voice in the hall called out, “She’s fatter,” which drew

laughter from much of the audience. In attendance were provincial and federal conservatives, including Ottawa-Orléans Conservative MP Royal Galipeau and Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod. Orléans Coun. Rainer Bloess and former Ontario PC cabinet minister Brian Coburn were also at

“I stood in the circle around Chief Spence,” Galipeau said. “I noticed that manicure of hers. I tell you Anne can’t afford it,” he said, referring to his wife. “Most people in Idle No More are people with my skin colour and about my age. It reminded me of the 1960s and 1970s flower people who are now organizers for the NDP in Ottawa Centre. They are the same people I saw in the Occupy movement the previous year.” Galipeau’s visit to Victoria Island followed Brazeau’s attempt to speak with Spence. He said he was turned away when he went to see her on Dec. 24 and was told Spence didn’t want to meet with him. “That day … changed the dialogue about what she was really about,” Brazeau said. “What she was really about is the fact that the year before there was a housing crisis at Attawapiskat, her home community. It was bad.” Brazeau said Spence met with members of many other parties, but not Conservatives. See GALIPEAU, page 3

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The Ottawa Sports Awards mark six decades of physical skills and strengths. – Page 28

EMC news - Courtnay Pilypaitis had a long list of basketball accomplishments, playing for the University of Vermont and professionally in Europe, plus several years with the national team program. But 2012 took the cake, with the 24-year-old St. Peter High School graduate pushing herself to her limits and be-

coming a driving force behind Canada’s Olympic qualification and performance. And for that, she was named Ottawa’s female athlete of the year at the Ottawa Sports Awards at Algonquin College on Jan. 30. Canada failed to qualify a women’s basketball team in the past, but Pilypaitis was determined to change that, scoring 21 points in a win over Japan that officially landed Team

Canada a spot in the Games, not have been able to achieve and securing herself the quali- my lifelong goals.” She also took home the indifying tournament MVP honvidual sport award for basketours. She travelled from Vermont, ball, beating out players from where she is currently an assis- the Carleton Ravens, the men’s tant-coach with her alma mat- team of the year. She also thanked all of her ter, to accept the award. “I’m so glad to be from coaches, “who have helped me IS aYOUR SMILE Ottawa, it’s great city,” Pi- become the person I am, both lypaitis said. “I’ve been able as a person and an athlete.” CAMERA READY The Female Athlete of the to have a lot of support, esYear Award was renamed after pecially from myTHE friends and YEAR? SCHOOL FOR NEW family. Without them, I would speed skater Kristina Groves,

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EMC news - City councillors have begun to warn community groups that their ability to donate money from their office budgets to community events may soon be limited. There is no firm proposal yet, but councillors say Mayor Jim Watson is proposing a cap on how much of their office budget councillors are

allowed to donate to community causes, as well as limits on how involved municipal elected officials can be in the financial side of community events. Donations and sponsorships are allowed under the current rules and the online office expense disclosure forms include a section for councillors to list the amount of donations they doled out. Typical donations include things like membership to the local legion branch, sponsorship of a winter carnival, donations to food banks and the purchase of gift certificates as prizes for community events. “Obviously that’s an area of concern to councillors

because that’s part of our role – to promote events and showcase our communities,” said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. “That said, there are examples, shall we say, where someone may get the wrong perception of what’s going on … I don’t believe we should be handling all the money for the events.” Hubley rarely gives donations from his office budget, he said, because he doesn’t want his residents to “get the wrong impression” of the way he spends their tax dollars on their behalf. The policy would be part of a code of conduct that’s being developed to build on the work of the city’s new integrity commissioner; efforts that include the lobbyist registry. The proposal would put more parameters around how that office budget could be spent. Each councillor received $234,000 in 2012 to spend on office supplies and staffing, as well as community events, donations and sponsorships. “As of right now, there is no definition as to how our office money should be spent,” said Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt. Bob Brocklebank of the Federation of Citizens Associations said anything to make council more transparent is a good thing, but a lack of flexibility in this case could be detrimental to community involvement. The availability and use of councillors’ office-budget funds varies widely across the different wards, but that money is often used to rent space for community events and more importantly, community meetings, Brocklebank said. Allowing flexibility in how councillors spend their allotment means there are more funds available to encourage community engagement, Brocklebank said, adding he doesn’t think councillors should be proud if they make

a point of avoiding donations. “It is on the public consultation side that I am concerned about the limitations that this might bring,” Brocklebank said. “Sometimes you go out and fix problems that don’t exist.” Changing a practice that residents support and no one is complaining about doesn’t make much sense, Moffatt said. He keeps his own “mental cap” on spending; he won’t give out more than $10,000 of his office budget per year to community causes. Supporting community causes with tax dollars collected from citizens makes sense, Moffatt said. contributions

The councillor said he tends not to organize or run community events because there is a large number of active groups in his ward. Instead, he contributes money to rent space or back community-led events in other ways. “I like to be able to support them so that they can do community-oriented events that build community spirit and help bring the community together,” he said. “That’s what our job is … to support our communities and make our communities grow.” Watson’s office budget is $778,000, but Hubley said the mayor’s budget wasn’t proposed to be subject to the same rules. That concerned the Kanata South councillor, who said any policy should apply equally to all members of council, including the mayor. Watson’s press secretary, Ryan Kennery, said in an email it would be premature for the mayor to discuss the proposal. The policy proposal is expected to be announced in March, Kennery said. With files from Emma Jackson

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Galipeau chooses not to apologize for remarks includes many well-meaning staff but wastes money due to size of the bureaucracy and the way money is earmarked for programs. “It’s like a father-son relationship: ‘I know what’s best for you,’” he said. He added that the federal government needs to move to direct payments while allowing more self-governance for First Nations communities.

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Ottawa-Orléans Provincial PC nominee Andrew Lister, right, is Senator Richard Brazeau’s lawyer. Lister invited Brazeau to speak at a dinner at the Orléans legion on Jan. 29. tions people, have an interest in how money is spent, where it is going and that they have access to funds when they need it,” he said. “Unfortunately, (the chiefs) aren’t speaking out for more accountability. Everything but that.” That opinion makes him a lightning rod for criticism from some aboriginal leaders, although Brazeau says there are many chiefs who agree with his position. He also said the Indian Act should be scrapped and that the federal Aboriginal Affairs department is unnecessary. “The Indian Act has to go,” he

said. “It is the most racist, paternalistic legislation in the world. It denies First Nations people the opportunities other Canadians enjoy.” Brazeau said many Canadians may think aboriginals have advantages such as not having to pay taxes, but he points out that many aboriginals don’t own the land they live on. During a question-and-answer session after his speech, he suggested First Nations people should be given ownership of the land where they live or be able to buy back land previously sold to the federal government. Brazeau said Aboriginal Affairs

Brazeau alluded to two issues he’s dealt with since being named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008. He thanked Lister – who serves as the senator’s lawyer – for his help dealing with problems, including accusations that he improperly received a housing allowance. Brazeau received more than $20,000 to offset personal costs because he claimed a residence in Maniwaki, about 130 kilometres from Parliament Hill. Some media reports indicated that he rarely stayed at the Maniwaki address but spent his time in Ottawa. Brazeau told the Orléans audience that his political career hasn’t been very long but has “been fraught with a lot of issues,” “But he has defended me,” Brazeau said of Lister. “He has defended me because what I have done is right, what I have done is honest, and what I have done, even though it comes with a lot of criticism, is what is needed in this country.” Speaking after the dinner, the senator said he’s already spoken in front

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During the evening’s opening remarks, Lister told local PC party supporters that he wants to “hit the ground running” if an election is called in Ontario. He told the EMC that the PCs aren’t seeking an election, “but if another budget comes along like the last one, with no jobs plan and no plan for the deficit, you’ll see every Progressive Conservative MPP vote against it.” On Jan. 30, Galipeau was asked by a Toronto Star reporter why he raised his visit to see Spence at the dinner. Galipeau said he “probably shouldn’t have, because that’s attracting attention on me, and I’m not very good at that.” He did not withdraw his comments. R0011896888

“She refused to meet with any Conservatives – the Conservative government, whether you like it or not, who are in power, who can make changes, who can make decisions on behalf of her situation and other people in Canada. And she refused to meet any of them.” Brazeau said he then started to receive “hate mail, criticism and death threats.” “I care as much as anyone in this room does. Nobody wants to see anyone living in those poverty-stricken situations but there shouldn’t be two different rules for different politicians in this country. “If you’re a white politician you should be accustomed to the same rules, you should follow the same rules and be accountable to the people you represent; the same thing as First Nations people. And the longer we are hypocritical about it, the longer these problems are going to persist. I have seen it too often.” Brazeau said Idle No More has managed to put aboriginal issues in the news but he doesn’t support the movement’s methods. “They don’t stand for anything,” he said. “I, as an Algonquin person, am living proof that no one will colonize me.” Prior to his speech, Brazeau told the EMC that transparency is the number one issue for First Nations leaders. He wants changes that require them to account for every dollar they receive from the federal government. “All Canadians, including First Na-

of a sub-committee that looks at possible accounting breaches. “I furnished documents about my primary residence,” Brazeau said. “It’s up to them to determine. The facts are the facts. I always practise what I preach and I still invite people to prove any allegation against me.” Brazeau also defended his recent attendance record in the Senate after being identified as the senator with the fewest appearances during the session which ran from June 2011 to April 2012. “My attendance was not very good,” he said. “I went through some personal issues, some family issues. But since September I would say my record has been stellar.”

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Grade 11 students Marisa Garbe, left, and Kelsey Roman, are flooded by their biology notes before their Jan. 30 biology exam at St. Peter High School. Both girls were studying at the Cumberland branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Jan. 29. The library was giving out Post-It notes, highlighters and bookmarks with a good luck message to aid students during the exam period, which wrapped up Jan. 31.

EMC news - The Carleton University Fieldhouse was packed with people walking for memories. Just under 600 participants turned out for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Sunday, Jan. 27, raising more than $249,000 for the cause. For one Ottawa family, it was an opportunity to help others experiencing the effects of the disease. “People just really need to understand you don’t need to be afraid,” said Laurel Leslie, who attended the event with her husband Chris, daughters Morgan and Sarah, mother-in-law Vera, sister-in-law Kathy Underhill and her daughter Emily. All hailing from Orléans, Team Pink came decked out in neon shirts, sparkly hats and hair pieces. The amount of support available from the Alzheimer Society for families and caregivers is incredible, said Laurel, who volunteers with her husband for the organization. The Leslies have experienced firsthand the effects of the disease. “On my side it was my maternal grandmother and her sisters. My mother was her personal caregiver for 20 years,” said Laurel, who works for Nurse Next Door, which helps to improve the quality of life of people who require at-home care services. “We saw how it changed everything.” Her husband’s father passed away from early onset Alzheimer’s 10 years

ago. “I wish my mom and family members knew the amount of support they could get,” she said. “No one has to do it alone.” The Sons of Scotland pipe band led the first lap around the large indoor track. “It looks like a very full house, but there’s always room for more,” said Katimavik resident Tracey Pagé, who helped create the Walk for Memories. “ An accountant with Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP in Bells Corners, she came up with the idea when her firm decided to join forces with a charitable organization. The Walk for Memories gives people something positive they can do to help, she added. “It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Natalie deReiter, with the Alzheimer Society. All funds raised from the walk support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society. “The success of events like this will make a huge impact on the work that we do,” said Ottawa South resident Debbie Seto, spokeswoman for the Alzheimer Society. The Walk for Memories raised $249,000 as of Jan. 28 – up from $202,000 last year – with 592 people and 76 teams taking part in this year’s event. Donations received on or before Feb. 28 will be added to this year’s total. “We’re truly grateful for all their support,” said Seto. “And the winners (are the) families living with dementia.” For more information on the Alzheimer Society, visit alzheimer-ottawa-rc.org.

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Exchange the chance of a lifetime Orléans Rotary Club having difficulty attracting students for exchange Brier Dodge brier.dodge@metroland.com

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Paulina Borja proudly wears her Rotary jacket, covered with pins she’s traded and collected during her travels in Canada, including those with other exchange students from all over the world. Borja, from Peru, is attending Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School for the 2012-13 school year during a Rotary International exchange.

Canada.” Last year, the Orléans Rotary Club sent a student from Barrhaven overseas when no Orléans student applied. It looked like no student was going to be going on exchange next year because they decided to only send a student if they were from Orléans. St. Matthew High School student Colton Holmes will take the last available spot

I wanted a new experience, I wanted to know more about the world. PAULINA BORJA PERUVIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT

within the Ottawa area, leaving this summer for an entire year to Poland. “Colton is getting the golden ticket to see the world, experience another culture, and make Orléans proud,” LarsenGrijalva said. The Rotary exchange is an affordable program she said, with families only responsible for airfare and an allowance while they are away. Host families – both internationally and in Orléans

– don’t receive any money for hosting the students. Orléans Rotary is now looking for a student who will be 15 to 18 years old in the 2014-15 school year to sign up for the exchange. Larsen-Grijalva said learning a second language fluently in only a year is worth it. “They need to have leadership, the inner passion,” she said. “Everything is going to be different from what you know.” PREPARATION

Approved students attend Rotary meetings and training with other exchange students to prepare them for the move. For every student Orléans sends, one is hosted in the community, but not necessarily at the travelling student’s home. There are also short-term exchanges when students are paired with an international students. They live together in the host country and then back in Orléans for several weeks at a time. “They get a new language and a priceless experience,” said Larsen-Grijalva. Students wishing to get more information on a 201415 school year exchange can email Larsen-Grijalva by contacting her at cavive@hotmail.com.

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Learning a new language was tough for Borja, but it was one of the main draws for the student, who will study communications in Peru next year. “In Canada, you have the possibility to learn French and English,” she said. “But at first I didn’t understanding anything. Nothing.” While she attends classes at Sir Wilfrid Laurier, other

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Larsen-Grijalva has hosted several of the exchange students that have come to Orléans – her seven-year-old son recently drew a family portrait at school that included all of the exchange students, who they consider family. She’s excited for friends from Canada to visit Peru someday, and already has plans to come back to visit. Already she’s travelled to Mont Tremblant, Que., Kingston, Ont., Montreal and New York City and will meet up with other Rotary exchange students in June to do a tour

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EMC news - The first time Paulina Borja ever saw snow fall to the ground, just this past fall, she was mesmerized for two weeks. “Now it’s white, white, white, everywhere,” laughed the 17-year-old exchange student from Peru at her host family’s house in Orléans. Borja is taking part in the Rotary Youth Exchange program from her hometown of Arequipa, Peru. Having completed the graduation requirements in her home country, she is taking Grade 12 courses – including English and French – at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School. She’s discovered skating on the canal and a Canadian favourite food: Beavertails. When she landed in Ottawa in September, she only knew a few words of English. She was forced to pick up the language quickly, setting her Spanish aside for the year. “The exchange is very difficult at the beginning because you miss everything, but you have to be positive because you’re only going to live this once,” Borja said. “I missed my family a lot. But now I’m thinking I’m going to miss my friends, my family here.” The students live with three different host families during the school year, to get different experiences. Borja’s first host dad was a security guard on Parliament Hill, so she got the deluxe tour. She now lives with Rotary exchange co-coordinator Carmen Larsen-Grijalva’s family.

exchange students in Orléans have attended French high school to master that language. During the exchange, which must be done in another language, students don’t generally earn high school credits that count towards their home diploma, but come home with a full second language. Borja’s noticed several differences between her home high school and Orléans. While she’s used to classes of mostly Peruvian students, she said her friends in Canada are from all over the world. She’s used to participating actively in extracurricular activities, with Peruvian schools offering a lot of after-school events, dances, and clubs. With work to rule, she’s noticed the lack of activities here. And of course the cold. Borja gasped when asked about the cold streak, something she’d definitely never experienced before. “Dying, dying, dying!” she said. “The food, the weather, the people, everything is new.” But she’s never regretted coming for the new experience and getting to see such a different culture. “I wanted a new experience, I wanted to know more about the world,” she said. “And I have to come back to

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policy to limit councillorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to dole out money to community groups is a welcome proposal coming out of the mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. Currently, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an idea being floated around the council table by Mayor Jim Watson, but a policy is expected to be introduced sometime in March. At least one city councillor is already warning community groups in his ward that

the policy would limit their ability to donate money from their office budget to support community events. On the face of it, the policy sounds negative, resulting in less funding for the dozens of grassroots organizations that provide unpaid support services throughout the city. But limiting a councillorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spending powers doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean the money wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be spent where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed. Just whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing the

spending â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as it stands, a councillor can take a chunk of money from their office budget â&#x20AC;&#x201C; funds provided by taxpayers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to arbitrarily dole out cash to groups of their choosing. Typical donations include things like membership to the local legion branch, sponsorship of a winter carnival, donations to food banks and the purchase of gift certificates as prizes for community events. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get us wrong. We are in no way suggesting

that a donation to the local food bank is a bad idea; we are simply questioning the optics of how the money is spent and how the decision is made. Giving councillors arbitrary access to the public purse offers the opportunity for inequalities in support given to groups and associations from ward to ward. One councillor may choose to spend $10,000 while another may limit their donations to less than $2,000.

We arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t questioning the morals or ethics of individual councillors, simply the equity of an arbitrary system that invites unfair distribution of funds and the use of public money to in effect campaign for re-election. True, part of a councillorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role is to promote events and showcase communities, but, as Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley suggests, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe we should be handling the money for the events.â&#x20AC;? Hubley said he rarely gives donations from his office budget because he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to give the wrong impression. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree more

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the obvious impression is that the receiver of the money owes the sender gratitude, which they may choose to repay in the form of support during the next election. Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal would be part of a code of conduct thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being developed to build on the work of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new integrity commissioner, such as the lobbyist registry. We suggest the city create a new mechanism to provide support for community groups, such as giving the responsibility to a department. Council could always allow councillors to highlight events and community groups in need of support.

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After Dalton, a culture war? CHARLES GORDON Funny Town

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tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take a little getting used to not having the premier of Ontario living in our town. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of advantages to it, not least of which is having someone at Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park who knows Ottawa exists. That hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always been the case. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty big city, Ottawa, but a bit far from Toronto. The reviews on Dalton McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure as premier have been mixed. The consensus seems to be that he did quite well, but his last few months didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do him credit. In Ottawa we knew him as sort of a clunky guy, not a smooth politician, but a person we could be comfortable with. That might explain how he got elected six times as an MPP, three times as premier. McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last election was a minority win, which means the opposition parties are looking forward with some relish to the next election. What kind of an election will that be? Could it be different from what we have seen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; mild-mannered affairs in which ideology plays a minimal role and the parties cluster into the centre? What observers now fear is a culture war, of the kind we have seen recently in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in Canadian federal politics. In a culture war, the two sides are bitterly divided. Rather than cluster into the centre, they diverge widely and bitterly. They are divided not only on political issues, but on personal beliefs and patterns of behaviour. The stage is set for it, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure.

One of the two leading parties is led by a businessman from Fort Erie, with a traditional marriage; the other is led by a community activist from Toronto, who is a lesbian. So there you have it: big city versus small town, man versus woman, old values versus new values, traditional marriage versus same-sex marriage, businessman versus activist, Barrhaven versus the Glebe. People have talked about this kind of divergence in recent federal elections, with the Harper Conservatives, the hockey fans, versus the Ignatieff Liberals, the Chardonnay-sipping intellectuals. Tim Hortons versus Starbucks. The notion of a culture war is supported by the breakdown of the vote: Ignatieffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main strength was in downtown Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; Harper won the small towns and the suburbs. So is that what we have to look forward to when Ontario goes to the polls? Probably not. Because we are more complex than that. Our downtown intellectuals like hockey. There are opera fans in small towns, book clubs in Carleton Place. Barrhaven has a Starbucks, Tim Hortons has Wi-Fi, McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has lattes. We are all moving closer together. We all see basically the same TV and get the same Internet. Isolation is a thing of the past and differences no longer shock us. Even the gay factor is far less of an issue than it might have been 10 years ago. Small town parents have children with gay friends. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a big deal. Certainly you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear anything about it from the opposition party leaders in the next election campaign. Whatever their private views they know that the biggest political risk is in appearing to be intolerant. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty hard to wage a culture war under those circumstances. It will likely be just another boring old election, fought on the usual issues, which is not that bad a thing.

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BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse salary increases, shorter work days or more vacation time. They simply want to maintain their right to negotiate a fair contract. Imagine for a second your employer coming to you one day and saying, “Times are tough, so we’re asking you all to take a wage freeze – despite the 10 per cent inflation per year on basic goods – we’re taking away your sick days – despite the fact you look after snot-nosed kids all day -- and if you don’t like it, too bad.” You wouldn’t put up at least a little bit of a fight? To their credit, teachers, en masse, largely agreed to those concessions last spring. But these things are never black and white. There are 114,000 full-time teachers in this province. They needed time to examine and negotiate the contract. They wanted to make sure, for example, that the very lowest-salaried people in the profession would be protected. But the government was determined to shove the contract down their throat. And when some of the boards didn’t like it, the government created backto-work legislation because, God forbid, Ontarians be inconvenienced by any kind of shake up of the status quo. There is a recent and disturbing history in this country of shutting down job action before it has a chance to cause any inconvenience. Since 2010, we’ve seen federal back-to-work legislation for CP Rail, Air Canada and Canada Post. As a result, we have seen insecure, minimum-wage jobs replace secure, salaried careers in these institutions. In short, we have witnessed a rapid deteriora-

tion of our workforce. There is a common belief out there that unions have run their course, that they have no place in our modern world. How easily we forget contemporary history.

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University of Ottawa professor and National Research Council scientist Paul Corkum won the King Faisal International Prize for science for his development of attoseccond imaging, shortening the duration of light pulses produced by lasers.

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If you are legitimately employed in Ontario, you have a legislated 48-hour work-week, you are entitled to vacation pay, parental leave, Employment Insurance, disability insurance and a public pension. For all this, you can thank unions, who have fought for the last hundred years and continue to fight for the preservation of workers’ rights. If you’ve spent a day in a classroom lately, you’ll know we demand a lot of bang for our buck from teachers. Kids are jacked up on sugar and video games most days by the time they get to school; many are spoiled because parents are either absent or apathetic when it comes to discipline at home. Despite this, we expect teachers will mould our children into educated, kind and healthy individuals. We are fortunate in this province that teaching is still considered by many educated and caring people to be a good profession. If we want to preserve the quality of our public education system by continuing to attract talented people, we need to ensure that teachers continue to be paid well and are dealt with fairly by the government. To accomplish this, however, may just mean accepting a temporary deterioration of our comfortable, middleclass lives.

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EMC news - A University of Ottawa professor has received one of the most prestigious international physics awards for his work involving light and matter. Paul Corkum, a professor at the university, has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize for contributions to two categories: exceptionally serving Islam and Muslims and providing research resulting in scientific advances. “(It’s) very exciting,” said Corkum, who is also Canada’s national research chair in attosecond photonics. “I didn’t know so much

about it (the award) I knew I was nominated but thought there was zero chance to win.” Corkum shares the prize with fellow collaborator Frenc Krausz of Munich, Germany. Over the course of 34 years, Corkum is only one of three Canadian scholars who have won the prize. Winners receive a commemorative gold medallion and a cash endowment of $200,000. On the foundation’s website it says many winners have gone on to win Nobel prizes for the same works that were recognized by King Faisal International Prize. Corkum’s research has been recognized for See SCIENTIST, page 17

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year, there will not be any skating, but lots of indoor activities. There will be a pancake breakfast free for the first 400, and maple taffy and hot chocolate for sale. Kids will be able to take part in different activities, including face painting and craft stations, and all will be able to take lessons to learn the popular Gagnam Style dance. There will also be pottery wheel demonstrations and storytellers. Organizers are hoping to host last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 600 visitors or as many as 700 to 1,000 on Feb. 9. This year has different shows on several nights, with the zydeco group Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo band coming on Feb. 16 for the dinner and show. Tickets are $40 for the Mardi Gras celebration, which sold out last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People had a wonderful time and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great deal,â&#x20AC;? Scott-GagnĂŠ said. The events are all organized and funded by Shenkman, and run in conjunction with Winterlude. Tickets for all events, minus the free FĂŞte Frissons, are available online at www. shenkmanarts.ca.

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Ahh, the smells of winter T he Northcote School smelled differently in the winter time than it did in the summer. That may have a lot to do with the fact Miss Crosby opened the windows in the warm weather. But I thought back then it had more to do with the piles of gum rubbers, wet socks, the wood stove and bagged lunches on the table at the back of the room. All the girls at the Northcote School wore galoshes. Some had rabbit fur down their fronts, and then some of us just had galoshes that laced up tight around our ankles. It was a sign of wealth if your galoshes had fur on them. Sadly, I never owned such a pair. The boys wore either gum rubbers or rubber boots. The gum rubbers and boots had a thick layer of red around the soles. Most of them were bought at Briscoe’s General Store, where they hung from the ceiling. Mr. Briscoe used a long pole with a hook on it to retrieve them. I could never fathom how he knew what size he was bringing down, but he never seemed to make a mistake. After running around the school yard before Miss

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Mary Cook’s Memories Crosby rang either the morning or recess bell, there wasn’t one of us whose feet weren’t soaked to the skin. That meant that as soon as we got into the school room, we pulled off our outer foot wear and gum rubbers, galoshes and rubber boots, which were then all laid out around the pot-bellied stove where blocks of wood had been placed to lean the footwear against. It didn’t take long with the fire roaring in the stove for the whole lot of galoshes and boots to smell to high heaven. The girls put on felt slippers, hand-made of course, and the boys just walked around in their socks, which soon smelled as bad as the boots. We girls wouldn’t dream of wearing the same stockings to school two days in a row, but from the smell of the boys’ feet, my older sister Audrey said she doubted their socks had been changed

for over a week. And that included my three brothers, who Mother thought were old enough to look after their own feet. Only a few of the pupils had tin lunch boxes. My little friend Joyce had one with a bright red painted lid, and a hook inside that anchored the little thermos bottle. Of course, Joyce’s family were very rich, I thought. Didn’t they live in a brick house and have a flush toilet? So she could afford a bright tin lunch box. However, most of us took our lunch in brown paper bags, saved after making purchases at Briscoe’s General Store. These bags once held tea, sugar, or rolled oats and were never thrown out. We had a rack in our kitchen that had a spring lever attached to it, and all the bags were neatly folded and kept on this rack which hung by the wood box. Most were just the right size for a

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school lunch. There was a crudely built table at the back of the school room where all the lunches were kept. All the bags looked the same and it always amazed me how I never once knew any of us to get our lunches mixed up. It was an unwritten law never to bring a sandwich with onions on it. It wouldn’t take long for the smell to fill the small one-room school house and drown out the stench of the footwear around the stove, which in retrospect might not have been such a bad idea. It didn’t take long to figure out what a lot of the pupils had brought to eat. Head cheese was a staple in the Depression years. Well seasoned with summer savoury and sliced thin, it often filled sandwiches back then. I hated head cheese with a passion. My distaste was right up there with my hatred for blood pudding. It had more to do with watching Mother make both on the kitchen table than the taste of it that turned my stomach. My very favourite sandwich was one made with bologna. Favourite, but rare. The few slices Mother bought on rare occasions, to me, was the ultimate school

lunch. I loved bologna with a passion. There were always home-made cookies, fruit was unheard of. We toted milk in glass jars. It wasn’t hard to tell who had what for their lunch. You could smell the headcheese and the maple cookies long before the paper bags were opened. Miss Crosby bent the rules at lunch time, allowing us to sit where we wanted, while she still kept an eagle eye on all of us from her desk at the front of the room. By the time the school day came to a close at four o’clock, the familiar smell of school books, chalk and erasers was long lost. The room reeked of dried out footwear, wet mitts and socks. When the last of us left the school, Miss Crosby could be seen swinging the storm and inner doors open wide and putting a block of wood against them to hold them open to complete air out the place so that by the time we next came to the Northcote School, the only smell would be from the freshly-started wood fire raging in the old stove in the centre of the room. But like the day before, it wouldn’t take long for the smells of winter to take over.

Police eye series of robberies EMC news - Ottawa police are investigating at least two retail robberies believed to be linked to the same individuals and are seeking the public’s assistance. On Jan. 8, at about 6 p.m., two suspects entered a convenience store on the 1000 block of St. Laurent Boulevard. One of the suspects was armed with a metal bar. A demand was made for cash and the suspects fled with money. Later the same day, at about 7:40 p.m., two suspects entered a gas station on the 3400 block of Carling Avenue. A demand was made for cash but the suspects ultimately fled the premises empty handed. The suspects are described as: 1: A male with a dark complexion (possibly latino), medium build, approximately 5-foot-10 with a “wispy moustache,” and about 25 years of age. 2: A black male, wearing a black winter coat with fur around the hood. Anyone with information about these robberies, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa police robbery unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-2338477.

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The Diamond Jubilee winners pose with Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau outside the House of Commons on Jan. 25 following the presentations.

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EMC news - In perhaps one of the grandest Diamond Jubilee presentations this year, 30 Orléans residents were welcomed to the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on Jan. 25. An arm’s-length committee of past Diamond Jubilee winners picked the 30 winners from almost 500 community suggestions. The Diamond Jubilee Award is nearing the end of the year period during which 60,000 Canadians will receive a commemorative medal marking the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. It recognizes contributions and achievements by Canadian citizens. Other Orléans residents have been awarded Diamond Jubilee medals after being selected by MP’s and MPP’s choices and by various organizations, but these residents were all recommended to Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal

Galipeau by the community. While the recipients gathered in the centre of the House, friends and family filled the desks usually occupied by MPs to watch the medal presentation. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo welcomed the recipients and their families.

“It is always a great pleasure to see my own friends and neighbours receive recognition,” Bloess said. “In so many cases, success has only come after years of dedicated efforts, often facing setbacks.” Galipeau hosted the event and noted that few were able to receive their Diamond Jubilee

In so many cases, success has only come after years of dedicated efforts, often facing setbacks. Rainer Bloess Innes ward councillor

“As an Orléans resident myself, I am proud and honoured to be here in what we call ‘the office’ to celebrate this great honour,” he said. “Today we celebrate the citizens that have and continue to care for Orléans.” City councillors Rainer Bloess and Tim Tierney were also on hand to welcome the recipients.

Above, Joanne Andrews is presented with the award for leading the Snowsuit Fund and work with St. John’s Ambulance. Right, Emily Joy Beaudoin is a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and takes on speaking engagements for The Royal Ottawa. 12 Orléans EMC - Thursday, February 7, 2013

medals in a similar fashion. “Those who inspire me the most are those who do not seek recognition or honours,” he said. “They help their community grow and make the best country in the world even better.” The Orléans residents were honoured for a variety of accomplishments, ranging from athletic to military to teaching.

Above, Ada Chan receives her medal from Galipeau. Chan joined the Ottawa Special Olympics in 1996 and was one of the Down syndrome ambassadors at the World Down Syndrome Congress in 2006. She is also a leader with the Ottawa Rhythmic Cats.

Top left, François Miller receives the award for work with francophone community and cultural groups. Top right, Ghislaine Monette receives the award for community work in Carlsbad Springs, including the Optimist Club and community association. Left, Stephen Francis Carroll is a constable with the Ottawa police and volunteers with Cops for Cancer, Canadian Blood Services, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Irish Society of Ottawa. He has been coaching minor football in the community for eight years.


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Left, Carol Anne Chénard was the first woman to referee at Wembley Stadium during the 2012 London Olympic games. centre, Brian Coburn was the former mayor of Cumberland, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans and is a Canadian Citizenship Court judge. Right, Andrea Lee Gingras was a 15-year volunteer for the Ottawa Childcare Providers Network.

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Left, Kenneth John Green is an executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion and is a zone liason officer for the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. Centre, Gilles Julien founded Les Bernard Leger has gone above and beyond in teaching performing arts at St. Peter Cath- Chansonniers d’Ottawa in 1974 and currently serves as assistant music director. Right, olic High School. He helped launch the schools high skills major and is an active volun- Denis Labrèche founded the Carlsbad Springs Community Association and was one of teer in extra-curricular arts programs. the driving forces behind the construction of the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre.

Left, André Lacroix has run Lacroix Source for Sports since 1972 and raises a significant amount of money every summer with his annual golf tournament. centre, Denise Lafromboise works to see veteran gravesites at Notre-Dame Cemetary to be classified as a “field of honour.” Right, Kathi Langston has been directing the OYP Theatre School for over ten years, working with a variety of programs in both French and English.

Above, retired Maj. Jean-Claude Allard has his photo taken as he recieves his medal. Allard served 36 years with the Canadian Forces and has volunteered with Orléans community organizations since 1978.

Left, Michel Rochon, a teacher at Le Prélude elemetnary school, is the school’s music director, working with the Choeur vocal Pleinchant. Centre, Maj. Timothy Patrick McKee has been leading the Orléans cadets for ten years, dedicating hundreds of hours. Right, Jessie McWatty, a St. Matthew High School student, has completed over 1,200 volunteer hours as a camp counsellor, swim instructor and CHEO Telethon volunteer.

Right, Nicholas O’Connell has been volunteering in Fallingbrook and Orléans since childhood. Far right, Charles Ross Macdonald is a retired regular force infantry senior noncommissioned officer and now volunteers with the operational stress injury social support program.

Left, Michael O’Byrne is a broadcaster at CTV and a 10-year member of the United Way Campign cabinet. Centre, John F. Reid is the director of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre and served 39 years in the RCMP. Right, Zybina Richards is the president of the Fallingbrook Community Association. Absent

Gerald Dust, a founding partner of Dust-Evans-Grandmaître law firm who co-chaired the fundraising committee for the construction of the original Orléans YMCA, was unable to make the ceremony. Also not in attendence was award recipent Capt. N. Colin Wallace Plows.

Left, Katherine Shaw was nominated for going above and beyond as grades 2 and 3 teacher. Centre, Denis St-Denis saved a teenager hit by a car while off duty in 2006. Right, Christine Tremblay was the director of the AOE Arts Council for 22 years, driving much of the programming out of the Shenkman Arts Centre. Orléans EMC - Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Farm Boy and Centre for Healthy Active Living a Natural Fit

Farm Boy, a local fresh food retailer entices customers to help raise funds for the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living with their second annual CHEO coupon book.

Monies raised have contributed to the purchase of much needed equipment for the hospital and for the development of the Farm Boy Fun Park, an outdoor play area for children and their families to use during their stay at the hospital. This year, Farm Boy has pledged all fundraising proceeds to the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living to help kids at risk of weight related health complications and their families achieve a healthier, active lifestyle. Given the fresh food retailers focus on wholesome fresh foods, it’s a natural fit. To kick off this year’s fundraising efforts, Farm Boy presented CHEO with a cheque for $50,000 to be used

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by the centre. “I’m proud of how our customers and our employees have helped make this donation possible,” said Jeff York, Farm Boy CEO. “Together we can all help children in our community embrace healthy active lifestyles, including healthy eating.”

“We would like to thank Farm Boy customers and staff for continuing to be so supportive of CHEO. The new coupon book is a great way to save money and improve the lives of kids at the same time.”

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EMC News – Supporting kids in the community and eating well have always been a key focus for Farm Boy and their customers who have together raised over $1.2 million for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) through in-store fundraising campaigns like the CHEO bear cookie and CHEO coupon book.

Farm Boy Chief Executive Officer, Jeff York presents Kevin Keohane, President and CEO of the CHEO foundation with a cheque for $50,000 which will go towards the CHEO Centre for Healthy Active Living.

All proceeds go to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.


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Slice onion thinly and coarsely dice carrots. In sieve over bowl, drain liquid from tomatoes and use for another purpose. Cook onions and brown ribs as directed, transferring both to slow-cooker. Stir in carrots, bay leaf, remaining thyme and garlic. With drained tomatoes, make sauce in skillet as directed and pour over mixture in slow-cooker; stir to combine well. Cover and cook without stirring, on low for 10 to 12 hours or on high for five to six hours or until ribs are tender. Discard bay leaf. Garnish as directed.

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Scientist heading to Saudi Arabia Continued from page 9

shortening the duration of light pulses produced by lasers and he became the first scientist to successfully produce a 650 attosecond pulse - very short flashes of light - which capture or stop atoms, molecules and other tiny particles in time so they can be observed. “One attosecond is incredibly short. If you compared it to one second it’s like one second compared to the age of the universe,” Corkum said. But the professor isn’t ready to rest on his laurels -- a scien-

As you accomplish something, you get more dreams ... Paul Corkum

tist is never done researching and testing theories. “As you accomplish something, you get more dreams, and you don’t quite know how it will work out because no one has been there before but that’s what’s fun about it, no one has done it before,” Corkum said. “I can’t think of anything more exciting than something that no one has ever done before and I get to try it.” A scientist for over 30 years, Corkum said it’s a passion unlike any other.

“Doing science is the intellectual equivalent as someone might think skiing as fast as you can down a ski hill would be; its fun and exhilarating for the brain,” he said. The Rothwell Heights resident credits his love for physics to his former high school teacher in his home town of Saint John, N.B. Corkum said this teacher managed to make him think of theories and physics well outside of the classroom walls. “I would walk home and I would think about what he taught me in class,” he said. From there, Corkum has excelled in his field. He graduated from Acadia University and obtained his masters and his PhD in theoretical physics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career, he has won the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. The King Faisal award comes with a trip to Saudi Arabia, which Corkum admits he is very excited about. “I’ve never been there; it’s going to be tremendously interesting,” he said. The university congratulated Corkum on his most recent accomplishment. “(Corkum’s) commitment to research and creativity are inspiring to the whole community and we are proud that such an eminent scientist calls the University of Ottawa home,” said Mona Nemer, vice-president, research. Corkum will accept his award in March.

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EMC news - A new cycling event this summer will help to set the wheels in motion for the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s newest fundraising campaign. Melanie Adams, president of the hospital’s foundation, announced on Jan. 29 that it will partner with Share the Road Cycling Coalition and GranFondo Canada to start an annual event called Wheels for Wellness. The inaugural fundraiser will roll out on June 15. Adams said the ride would cover between 50 and 100 kilometres of terrain in the west end of the city. Rookie riders can participate in the 0-50 challenge, which offers nutritional and training support through the hospital – for men and women who have never participated in a ride before. Dean Hachey of GranFondo Canada, which offers cycling events in world-renowned locations like Banff National Park, said he was happy to bring cycling events to Ontario.

The ride in Ottawa will be one of the five Prima Fondo rides this year. The first one starts in Ontario’s Muskoka region in May. The Prima Fondo rides will build on the existing framework of Share the Road Cycling Coalition community rides, which are designed to encourage participation in cycling events across the province. The Coalition – started by CEO Eleanor McMahon after the death of her husband OPP officer Greg Stobbart who was killed on a training ride – will be helping out with the Ottawa ride by offering support and a bicycling safety tips during a family event on June 14 that will complement the ride. The hospital’s new fundraising campaign launches mid-February with a goal of $40 million over five years to raise money to outfit the recent expansion. Adams said the Wheels for Wellness ride is poised to become an annual fundraiser for the hospital. Registration for the ride begins on Feb. 6 at www. sharetheroad.ca.

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EMC - Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli will become the second first-term councillor to lead a standing committee. Egli is set to take the lead on transportation issues after Mayor Jim Watson indicated his preferences to shuffle councillors’ responsibilities in a Jan. 29 memo to council – the result of a mid-term governance review. Egli will replace Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who has served as transportation committee chairwoman for the first two years of council’s term. “I think it’s a good fit at the end of the day for everybody,” Egli said. Egli said it will be a big year for transportation issues because the city is updating its transportation master plan. His view is that the city needs to accommodate the needs of all road users. While providing access to transit and cycling facilities is important, there will always be areas of the city where a private vehicle is required in order to get

around, he said. Egli likened the shuffle to a chess board. Since there is a need for Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches to take on a heavier workload as deputy mayor (and as a father to new twins), his position as chairman of the Ottawa Community Housing board was up for grabs. Watson suggested it might be a good fit for Wilkinson, who has worked extensively on community housing issues in the past. That also freed up the transportation committee chair, giving another rookie councillor a chance to take on a leadership role. “It’s a bit of succession planning for the next term of council,” Wilkinson said. “(The mayor) wanted an opportunity for the newer councillors to be more involved.” The veteran councillor didn’t request to step down from her role as transportation committee chairwoman, which has seen her become very active in transportation initiatives such as the recently completed Downtown Moves study. She agreed to vacate the position, but only if she could remain a member of the

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committee. Her fellow Kanata councillor, Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, will step into the role of vice chairman of the transportation committee, a position previously held by Orléans Coun. Bob Monette. Monette will instead sit as a “councillor at large” on the finance and economic development committee, which includes all committee chairs as well as Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark. Bay Coun. Mark Taylor

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was the only first-time councillor appointed as a committee chairman at the beginning of council’s term and he will continue as chairman of the community and protective services committee. Egli will no longer sit on the environment committee, but he is adding the board of health to his roster. He and Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri will replace Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder and River Coun. Maria McRae on that board. Another first-term councillor, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney was added to two committees: community and protective services (replacing Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs) and the planning committee (replacing Taylor). Hobbs will move to the

transit commission, where she will boost its urban representation; previously, the only non-suburban and non-rural councillor on the commission was Tierney. The governance report also suggests the city should hire a temporary full-time worker to manage the schedules of the two deputy mayors: Desroches and West-Carleton Coun. Eli El-Chantiry.

(The mayor) wanted an opportunity for the newer councillors to be more involved. Coun. Marianne Wilkinson Former transportation committee chairwoman

The report also recommends a review or change to governance models for some of the arm’s-lengths bodies the city oversees, including the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Nepean Museum and Fairfields historic site, the Ottawa Municipal Campground and Pine View Municipal Golf Course. It also proposes increasing the salaries of councillors and the mayor, which have been frozen since 2010. The clerk’s office didn’t directly consult council members on the process because council members said they were uncomfortable with setting their own salaries, so the clerk’s office is recommending the same annual cost-of-living adjustments that city managers receive.

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The 12 planning issues and themes the city is focusing on are: 1. Intensification and smart development 2. Urban land issues – building in or building out 3. Protecting and preserving Ottawa’s countryside 4. Creating people-friendly environments through urban design 5. Transit-oriented development – living and working near transit 6. Reviewing employment lands to protect and diversify the economy 7. Providing the infrastructure services needed for growth 8. Public transit 9. Complete streets – making room for all transportation choices 10. Promoting healthy lifestyles through active transportation 11. Developing travel options to reduce car dependency 12. Affordability – development within the city’s financial means

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EMC news - The city is asking for residents’ help tackling 12 planning issues as it looks to build a “liveable” city in the future. The city launched its massive master planning review on Jan. 29 with two meetings at city hall that outlined challenges – and ideas – to create a Liveable Ottawa. “Certainty” was the name of the game when it came to zoning, with both the mayor and planning committee chairman Coun. Peter Hume repeatedly insisting that the review will result in a zoning bylaw that matches and implements the policies outlined in the Official Plan. “Providing certainty for the community and the development industry is a theme you’ve heard me talking about a lot in the past year,” Hume said. “Our refreshed Official Plan will be more prescriptive than ever before in terms of where the vision for height and density is in this city. … (Planning manager John) Moser and his staff are committed to bringing forward the necessary zoning bylaws in 2014 that will implement these height permissions such that there is absolute certainty for all and fewer disparities between the Official Plan and the zoning bylaw.”

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Mayor Jim Watson reviews information panels at city hall with Laurie McCannell of the Vars Community Association during the morning launch of the Liveable Ottawa initiative on Jan. 29. It’s something community associations have been clamoring for. Essentially, it would mean that the rules for what can be built on parcels of land across the city and what sorts of uses those properties can feature would match the goals and larger vision for the city that’s set out in its Official Plan. Right now, there is so much discrepancy between the ideals in the Official Plan and the actual rules governing the zoning that the leeway often leads to spot rezoning of properties that community

members often feel aren’t in line with the goals the city has set out for itself. “We are getting better at smart growth and we are doing it together (with developers), but there is still more to do,” Watson said. He said public interest and participation in the process is essential. “We want to ensure Ottawa remains a vibrant, dynamic and affordable city for years to come,” Watson said, adding that the review will help “unlock the potential of the city.” Affordability will be a

fundamental part of that, the mayor said. The city only has limited means to pay for new facilities that population growth demands. Interested citizens can find detailed information online at ottawa.ca/liveableottawa. There, people can fill out an online survey and sign up for alerts about future public meetings. Updating the entire suite of master plans in one go is a rare opportunity that will help the city ensure the plans all work together towards common goals, the mayor said.

The city has set up three Liveable Ottawa consultation groups to represent different interests. The members include: • Sponsors group: Councillors Jan Harder, Peter Hume, Scott Moffatt, Doug Thompson and Marianne Wilkinson • Development industry panel: Three members from the Building Owners and Managers Association (president Pierre Azizzi, executive director Dean Karakasis, Cal Kirkpatrick of Colonnade Developments) and three members from the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (executive director John Herbert, Jack Stirling of Minto Homes and Rob Pierce of Monarch Homes) • Community panel: Two representatives from the Federation of Community Associations (Gary Sealey of the Kanata-Beaverbrook Community Association and Sheila Perry of the Overbrook Community Association) and private citizens Richard Stead, Gord Mills and Terry Otto, who were nominated by councillors Harder and Thompson “For the first time in many years, the stars are aligned at the same time,” he said. Some things you won’t see changed are policies for environmental protection, affordable housing or built heritage, Hume said. For the most part, those policies are work-

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EMC news - Students at the University of Ottawa are preparing to host their very ďŹ rst charity conference aimed at ending gender-based violence. Girls Night 2013 will be held at the university from Feb. 8 to 9 and will welcome motivational speakers, performers, a free concert and ďŹ tness activities. The conference is a ďŹ rst of its kind and has been organized completely by the students. Rona Ghanbari, vice president of the political, international and development studies studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; association, said the idea for the conference was the work of Maddy Orr, a ďŹ rst-year student, whose idea for hosting a girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night sleepover blossomed into the two-day conference. The event is

looking to motivate and encourage the entire student body to start talking about violence against women. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gender-based violence is a huge issue and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often not talked about, especially among young girls,â&#x20AC;? Ghanbari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our main goal is to get people talking about the issue and understanding the issue, and see how we can move forward from there.â&#x20AC;? But even though the conference has been dubbed a â&#x20AC;&#x153;girls nightâ&#x20AC;? the conference is not just for girls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not a conference for women only. We want to get men involved as well. Despite the name Girls Night,â&#x20AC;? Ghanbari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We actually have included panels and workshops that apply to men as well. Women are not the only victims of violence and women are not the only people who can help eradicate it.â&#x20AC;? The conference will begin with

keynote speaker Aruna Papp, a human rights advocate and social worker. Ghanbari said Papp will speak about the importance of education to break the cycle of violence and discussing themes from her book Unworthy Creature: A Punjabi Daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memoir of Honour, Shame and Love. FREE CONCERT

A free concert will start at 8:30 p.m. with local bands Motel Raphael and Eleven Past One performing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made the concert free because we ďŹ gured it would be a great way to open it up to all students and all of the community really,â&#x20AC;? Ghanbari said. The bands and all of the speakers participating in the conference have donated their time, the JunXion public house donated their facilities and the university has offered its own sup-

port, allowing the committee to book rooms for free and will cover the costs for the free concert. The workshops and panels range from topic such as advocating for equality, the role of men in ending violence, the role of the law in protecting women, violence against aboriginal women and human trafďŹ cking in Canada. PLAN Canada, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Amnesty International, the Ottawa police, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and University of Ottawa professors are all participating in the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the girls had contacts ... and it just ended up being a snowball - students would approach us with organizations they knew of that might be interested and we searched for some ourselves and it has all sort of

fallen in place,â&#x20AC;? Ghanbari said. Yoga sessions, self defence classes and an organization fair will round out the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to make sure we had a balance of activities that would be eye-opening and help educate and start a dialogue with the participants, but also activities that are fun and relaxing and make people feel refreshed and empowered,â&#x20AC;? Ghanbari said. Registration for the conference is available online at www.pidssa.ca or on campus at the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce located at suite 2002 of the Faculty of Social Sciences Building. Tickets are $20 for University of Ottawa students and $25 for any other members of the community. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Canadian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Foundation. A full schedule is available on the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.pidssa.ca.

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EMC news - One local charity is looking to put bodies in motion in an effort to battle breast cancer. Collaborating with the St. Laurent Centre, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation will host a one-day ďŹ tness event called Bust a Move on March 2 at the Ottawa Athletic Club. The event aims to raise money and awareness

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atmosphere, celebrity guest Jenny McCarthy will be the ďŹ tness ambassador. Rachkowski said McCarthy will liven up the crowd, offer encouragement and lead a workout class. McCarthy will be following in fellow celebrity Richard Simmonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; footsteps who led and motivated the crowd in 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted someone who would get involved and have fun,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event is about everyone coming out and having fun.â&#x20AC;? Each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000 to attend and the day is geared to be fun for all ďŹ tness levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are six different ďŹ tness sessions including zumba and yoga,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ďŹ tness instructors make it easy for those who have never done it before. We are really hoping everyone gets out.â&#x20AC;? From a great Canadian â&#x20AC;&#x153;kitchen partyâ&#x20AC;? to boxing and urban dance moves, Rachkowski promises the event will get people moving. For more information about the event, visit ottawacancer. ca or contact the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at 613-247-3527. All the proceeds raised at the event are invested in the community to help improve regional cancer services.

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EMC news - Ottawa’s top athletes and their families gathered at Algonquin College on Jan. 30 for Canada’s largest amateur athletics awards. The Ottawa Sports Awards, celebrating its 60th anniversary, handed out awards in every sport, recognizing coaches, athletes and volunteers. The stars of the evening were Kanata’s Craig Savill, curler, and Orléans’ Courtnay Pilypaitis, basketball player, who were male and female athletes of the year. Savill won the 2012 Brier and is the current world champion, while Pilypaitis competed for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games. The women’s athlete of the year trophy was renamed for six-time winner Kristina Groves, a Brookfield High School graduate, was able to attend the banquet to present Pilypaitis with the newly-named Kristina Groves Female Athlete of the Year Award. But it wasn’t all about the stars, as athletes from littlerecognized sports such as touch football and cricket were recognized for being the top in their sports in 2012. It was the 60th year for the event, originally the Associated Canadian Travellers Sportsmen’s Dinner, and organizers invited an athlete up to the stage to represent each decade. Anne Heggveit-Hamilton, Pat Morris, the Takahashi family, Linda Thom, Glenroy Gilbert and Groves represented the decades. “Ottawa…provides the ideal environment to attract sports-minded individuals,” Heggveit-Hamilton said.

“Our clubs have fostered and nurtured young athletes.” It was a strong year for Paralympic sports. The Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club received a special recognition for their work in promoting Paralympic sport, and training Paralympians. Several athletes with physical handicaps took home awards, including Nepean’s Jody Schloss for equestrian, Denis Lapalme for sledge hockey, Jason Dunkerley for Paralympics and David Blair for rowing. Ralph Nolting was awarded the able sail award posthumously. Nolting started sailing again following a 2011 stroke that paralyzed his right side completely, and won the Silver Fleet Competition in the Nepean Cup in 2012. He died following a stroke in November 2012. Orléans’ Jacob Mathews took home the award for Special Olympics, the top prize for athletes with intellectual handicaps. The Capital City Condors, a hockey club for players with disabilities, received a $500 cheque from the sports endowment fund. The Somali Youth Basketball organization also received $500 from the same fund. Female team of the year went to the Ottawa Fury WLeague soccer team, which won its league championship in 2012. The male team of the year and male coach of the year from last year repeated – the Carleton University Ravens men’s basketball team and the team’s head coach, Dave Smart, took the titles again. The Ravens have been team of the year six times in the past eight years. See ATHLETES, page 30

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Demi Orimoloye, a 15-year-old Orléans player with the Ottawa Nepean Canadians, accepts the award for baseball. He was on Team Ontario’s roster and was of the youngest players on the Canadian Junior National Team’s Florida Tour. He has already been scouted by Major League Baseball despite not eligible to be drafted until June 2015.

Left, Dave Morrison, a coach with the Gloucester Concordes, accepts the short track speed skating award on behalf of his daughter, Samantha Morrison. Jacob Mathews’ sister accepted his award for Special Olympics, Alex Taschereau’s mother accepted his award for water polo and Ivanie Blondin’s father accepted the award for long-track speed skating. Right, Grace Lonergan accepts the award for softball. Lonergan won the All-Star Catcher Award at the national championships for players between 18 to 21-years-old. She is the starting catcher for the University of Ottawa women’s team. “She was the only person I could be broken in front of. She showed me I was loved and that I could trust. Her love has let me open up and love others. For this, I am forever grateful”. Youth in care.

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With family day just around the corner, we’re reminded of the importance of families and family life. Many of us spend the day enjoying quality time with our families, possibly skating on the canal or hosting a special dinner. At the end of the day, family day marks a time to appreciate the important people in our lives, our children, parents, relatives and friends. This day acts as a reminder of how fortunate we are everyday to have a circle of individuals in which we can surround ourselves. Sadly, this is the not the case for many children and youth in our community, which is why the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is dedicating the month of February to foster families. We all remember what it’s like to be a teenager and how hard it can be to simply fit in. Imagine going through this time without parental support. When matching youth with foster parents, consideration is always given to qualities such as personality, culture and ethnicity. These familiar traits are important in helping youth feel comfortable, safe and secure in their temporary surroundings. CASO is very fortunate to have many loving and devoted foster families open their hearts and their homes. They provide parental guidance and support youth desperately need. Our foster parents are from all walks of life; they are single or partnered, retired or at home and from diverse backgrounds. These individuals provide a supporting home environment for youth who have been temporarily removed from their home. The care is typically for a short period of time, while CASO work with the natural parent(s) to improve the home conditions or an alternate living arrangement is made within the child’s own extended family or community. Regardless of the time period, foster parents play a vital role in the life of a youth.

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EMC news - The city is proposing 14 new policy ideas or changes to guide the discussion about creating a Liveable Ottawa for the Official Plan and master plan review. Planning committee chairman Coun. Peter Hume, Mayor Jim Watson and several city planners fleshed out the ideas during two open-house launch events on Jan. 29. The full proposals and a survey can be found on ottawa.ca/liveableottawa, but here are some highlights: NEIGHBOURHOOD DESIGN

The city is proposing to create a new generation of main streets, called “streets in transition.” Hume said it would cover streets that don’t quite have the characteristics of a main street, but could still use a boost in density, height and the type of uses that are permitted along them. He suggested the city is looking at boosting heights to up to six storeys along transitional streets such as Baseline Road and Bronson, Fisher, Holland and Woodroffe avenues. One of the questions the city is asking is whether it needs to create “design priority areas” – areas where city staff and the city’s urban

design review panel should be paying extra attention to design. The city wants to encourage pedestrian-friendly small-scale commerce in some areas by designating sections of streets as new main streets. Parts of Walkley, Innes and Ogilvie roads and St. Laurent Boulevard are on the list for consideration. Hume alluded to new policies that will guide what’s included in future community design plans, including building heights, to give “certainty” to communities. However, the picture for developers is less clear, Hume said. The city needs to clarify its expectations when it comes to planning policies, especially for areas that don’t have secondary or community design plans. Michelle Taggart of Taggart Investments, a local developer, spoke at the morning open house on Jan. 29 to tell the city that building height limits are a mistake. “It takes a lot of creativity and flexibility,” she said. Without that flexibility, the city will get a lot of short, fat, ugly buildings that don’t offer connections or pathways through blocks. Taggart said the city needs to look at a more “design-centric certainty.” Hume countered that opinion, saying the flexibility the develop-

rapid-transit stations (Transitway and light rail) and up to nine storeys elsewhere. For the rest of the urban area, the city is proposing that height limits remain the status quo.

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Forty storeys will be the new 20 storeys when it comes to the tall buildings of Ottawa’s future, Hume said, and the city needs to prepare for that. “As our city approaches the one million population mark and Ottawa comes of age, the market and urban design are bringing a new type of built form,” Hume said. “This doesn’t mean that we want to have a city of skyscrapers, but we need to prepare the parameters of where we want this development.” Buildings of 31 storeys or more would only be permitted in areas identified in the new Official Plan. Those locations would be based on proximity to transit, compatibility and design criteria. Hume said buildings of 20 storeys or more would only be permitted on lands that were established in a community design plan or a transitoriented development study. Whether they are proposed to be 40 storeys or four storeys, building height is a major point of contention in communities. The city is hoping to put some of that strife to rest by setting a new maximum height of 10 to 19 storeys in areas designated as mixed-use centres and employment lands that are immediately beside

The city will be reviewing the criteria it uses to decide when to widen roads, Hume said. Transportation planner Colin Simpson expanded on that in the evening meeting. The suggested approach is to switch from using a “peak hour” of the highest morning commute traffic to judge the street’s capacity, and use a more averaged peak period of perhaps three hours. That subtle change would mean a reduction of about 15 per cent in road expansions or the construction of new roads, Simpson said. It’s a change aimed at saving money. Ottawa has a backlog of roads that are crumbling and need resurfacing – about 25 per cent of the city’s roads need to be paved. Constricting how many roads are widened will lead to more traffic congestion, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing depending on where it is, Simpson said. Traffic congestion is a motivator to get people out of private vehicles and onto the bus or a bike. Cycling and waking were also emphasized in comments made by Simpson in the evening and Hume in the morning. Hume described a need to “build on the momentum” of a 40 per cent increase in cycling

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Miko is a neutered male, black Domestic Shorthair cat who is 7 years old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray but is now available for adoption. He is looking for a quiet family, and would do best in a home that has stability and a regular and predictable routine. While in our care, Miko has experienced recurrent soft stools/ diarrhea. We have treated him for the most common intestinal parasites but you will need to discuss his condition with your veterinarian to develop the best treatment plan for him going forward.

TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

The city has already embarked on planning for intensified development around transit hubs, and that work will continue as part of the Official Plan update. Lees, Hurdman and Blair stations are next on the list for development studies. But the future light-rail line isn’t the only transit mode the city will focus on. Pinecrest, South Keys/ Greenboro and the Riverside South community core will also be the focus of development studies with a view towards encouraging density.

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Blacky is a 6 year old spayed female, black and tricolor Siberian Husky and Border Collie mix. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on January 4, but is now ready for adoption! Don’t let Blacky’s graying face fool you, she is no couch potato and would need daily walks to stay fit and healthy. She’s looking for a forever family that would let her play with her toys, but teach her about sharing!

For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the adoption centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit www.ottawahumane.ca.

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Don’t Litter: Spay or Neuter Your Pets February is national prevent a litter month. Are your pets spayed or neutered? A large portion of animals brought to the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) are litters of kittens and puppies from unplanned pregnancies. Every year thousands of animals across Canada must be euthanized because they are unhealthy and unwanted, born into poor conditions and not cared for properly. As an open admission shelter, the OHS takes in all animals, regardless of their health or behaviour. But it comes at a cost – daily care, vaccinations, routine deworming and defleaing, and spay and neuter procedures for the litters adds up to thousands of dollars. Be a responsible pet owner and spay and neuter your pets. Having your dog or cat spayed or neutered is not only an essential component of responsible pet ownership, but also an important civic duty as a responsible citizen. Contact your veterinarian or the Ottawa Spay and Neuter Clinic, a subsidized clinic run by the City of Ottawa, at 613-798-8970.

trips over the past five years, as shown in the recently released origin-destination study. That will include mapping out key cross-town bikeway routes, Hume said, and adding new bicycling routes to large employment centres and institutions such as universities or hospitals that are outside the core. A winter cycling network is also proposed. The city hopes to identify routes that would be well-maintained in the winter to encourage year-round cycling. For pedestrians, there is a need to clarify when the city wants to include sidewalks on one or both sides of the street in suburban developments. Improvements to winter maintenance standards for sidewalks were also suggested. Hume also floated the idea of setting maximum intersection and road widths to “create less cavernous and more people-friendly intersections.”

The OHS is doing its part by ensuring that cats and dogs adopted from the shelter are spayed and neutered. Please note that the Ottawa Humane Society does not offer spaying or neutering services to the public. Spaying or neutering your pet has a variety of benefits, including: • Reducing the tendency in male cats and dogs to roam • Eliminating inconvenience of the heat cycle in female dogs and cats • Providing better health in male and female dogs and cats • Eliminating spraying in most male cats • Facilitating training • Qualifying your pet for a reduced municipal license fee in Ottawa The OHS receives no government funding or funding from any animal welfare group and relies on donations to care for the communities unwanted, neglected, and abandoned animals. 0207.R0011895267

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

Willow is a five year old South African Boerboel and Guinness is a five month old Rat Terrier puppy. In the pic they are patiently allowing our three year old daughter to boss them around. Our dogs live with our five young children so they have learned to be incredibly tolerant! We live in Orleans and the picture was taken on the bike trail along the Ottawa River. 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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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: orleans@metroland.com The Cardinal Creek Community Association hosts the fifth annual Winter Classic hockey game verses the Chapel Hill South Community Association from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Glandriel Park Outdoor Rink, on Valin Street, east of Trim Road. Cheer or strap on your blades.

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It’s the deadline for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors youth writing contest. This contest, for aspiring young poets and short story authors, is open to writers between the ages of nine and 17. For contest details, visit www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/AwesomeAuthors or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or InfoService@ BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.

Feb. 16

Cumberland Winterfest with family full breakfast by the Cumberland Lions at the Maple Hall, 2552 Old Montreal Rd. from 8 a.m. to noon. Adults are $6, and children under 12 are $3. The second Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. in support of the Royal. Visitors can expect a wide variety of items including: jewellery, fine art, vintage and collectible items, natural beauty

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products, books, knit wear, pottery, culinary giftware.

Feb. 17

Family Fun Day, part of Cumberland’s annual Winterfest, at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Rd., from noon to 4 p.m. Sleigh rides, snow shoeing, music, games, hot chocolate and more. Organized by the Cumberland Community Association in collaboration with the Cumberland Museum. Info at www.cumberlandvillage.ca or 613-833-0174.

Feb. 18

Forced Bulbs and Preserves Show in Top Generation Hall at 7:30 p.m., for our beautiful heritage red brick school house, 4373 Generation Court, in Ottawa east’s Greenbelt. Admission is free. For more information visit Gloucester Horticultural Society’s website at www.gardenontario.org/site. php/glouster/about/meetings or phone 613-749-8897.

Feb. 18

MPP Phil McNeely invites you to Orléans Family Fun Day from 1:30to 3:30 p.m. at the Ray Friel Centre 1585 10th Line Rd. Bring your family and come for a free skate, hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. For more information call 613 834-8679 or email pmcneely.

mpp.co@liberal.ola.org. Non perishable food items will be appreciated for the OrléansCumberland food bank.

the Rockland/Orleans Lions. Proceeds to charity work in the community. Canteen on site. Nevada tickets.

placed on mixed four-person teams. To register, please call Roy or Jean Hoban at 613731-6526.

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Attention graduating students. The Orleans Legion is offering bursaries to graduating students toward their post-secondary education. For eligibility and more information go to www.rclzoneg5.ca/forms/BrBurApp. pdf. Application forms can be downloaded or picked up at the Orleans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek. All applications must be received at the Orleans Legion by March 29.

Mondays

The Ottawa Pub Dart League plays from October to April at various venues in the city. If you are interested in joining or venue sponsorship, please visit www.theopdl.ca. Discover the unique thrill of singing four-part harmony with a group of fun-loving women who enjoy making music together. Regular rehearsals on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Orléans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd. For information call Muriel Gidley at 613-590-0260 or visit www. bytownbeat.com.

Tuesdays

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Jen Boyd, who was female coach of the year in 2007, took home the honours for the 2012 sporting year, coaching Algonquin College and Ashbury College women’s rugby teams. Both teams had near-perfect seasons, with the Ashbury Colts winning the silver medal at the provincial championship. Bruce Campbell took home the Mayor’s Cup for outstanding contribu-

Tai Chi at Roy Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Cres. on Tuesdays, except first Tuesday of each month, for beginner/intermediate levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Fridays for intermediate/advanced levels 10:45 a.m. to noon. Drop in or contact Lorne at 613-8246864 for details.

Wednesdays

632 Phoenix Royal Air Cadet Squadron meets every Wednesday evening 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph school, 6664 Carriere St. Open to youth age 12 to 18. No registration fee to join, however fundraising is required. Visit www.632aircadets.com for more information.

Fridays

Five-pin bowling league encourages senior citizens over the age of 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise. There is no registration fee. The league is a fun, non-competitive league; experience is not required. Bowling takes place each Friday afternoon between 1 and 3 p.m. at Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Rd. Participants are

tion to sport in Ottawa for his work with the East Nepean Little League Baseball Association and the Brian Kilrea Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award went to David Hart for his work with the national water polo teams. For his work with the Rideau Canoe Club and Canoe/Kayak Canada, the Mark Lowry Memorial Award for sports volunteer or administrator went to Charles Slade. Minto Skating Club’s Elizabeth

FUTURE HOME GAMES Fri, February 15 at 7:30 PM vs. Pembroke Mon, February 18 @ 4:30 vs. Cumberland

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The Gloucester South Seniors’ Chess Club, 4550 Bank St., meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Immediate openings. Please contact Robert MacDougal, 613-821-

Clark won the lifetime achievement award for technical official for her figure skating judging and work to bring elite skaters to Ottawa for workshops. Heggveit-Hamilton said that the “layer-cake” it takes to put together sport includes volunteers, officials, coaches as well as athletes. “The awards have been expanded to include all the ingredients in my imaginary layer-cake,” former Olympic alpine skier Heggveit-Hamilton said.

JUNIOR A HOCKEY We are underway with our hockey season and could use your support. Come and enjoy Tier 1 Jr. A hockey at the Earl Armstrong Arena.

Prenatal classes will offered by Ottawa Public Health, in French and English, at Ottawa Public Library branches this winter: Alta Vista, Cumberland, main, Nepean Centrepointe and Stittsville. A public health nurse will lead multiple three-session series with small groups that will cover birth, breastfeeding and baby basics. Online registration is required but programs are free to attend. Visit www. BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or InfoService@ BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca for more information. Are you between 13 and 17 years old? Come and join the Orleans Teen Ski Club this winter for some great skiing and snowboarding. The Orleans Teen Skiing Club is a community based non-profit ski club run by volunteers for the benefit of our members. Check us out at www.otsc. ca for membership benefits and outings. Please contact Ed Geier at 613-604-0894 or Jim Yip at 613-830-6402 for more details.

1930 for more information. Girl Guides of Canada offers programs locally for girls from five to 17 years of age. Meetings, camps, leadership and skills are all part of the opportunities provided. Visit www.girlguides.ca. The Active Living Club invites active seniors and adults 50-plus to join us in the outdoor activities of hiking, cycling, canoeing, crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing. All outings start at 10 a.m., at different locations in Ottawa-Gatineau, and range from one-and-a-half to three hours. Call City Wide Sports at 613-580-2854 or email cws-psm@ottawa.ca. There is a Mom and Me Playgroup meeting at East Gate Alliance Church. It takes place the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More information can be found at www.eastgate alliance.ca or by contacting debbie@eastgatealliance.ca. Shout Sister Choir is looking for new members. Practices for the Ottawa centre group are Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 394 Kent St., Ottawa west practices take place Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. More information is online at www.shoutsisterchoir.ca.

“And the icing on that cake is recognition.” Orleans winners included: •Demi Orimoloye, baseball •Cody Ceci, ice hockey •Grace Lonergan, softball •Jacob Mathews, Special Olympics •Ivanie Blondin, long-track speed skating •Samantha Morrison, short-track speed skating •Alex Taschereau, water polo

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