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Riverside South resident transforms a 1.5 hectare piece of land into a community garden. – Page 6


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River zone trustee Shirley Seward wants the province to put more money into school renovations. – Page 15


Genocide victims remembered Rwandan High Commissioner to Canada Edda Mukabagwiza, second left, led the solidarity walk in memory of the victims of the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. The genocide, one of the most devastating massacres in recent decades, is estimated to have killed 800,000 people in just 100 days. About 200 people including survivors marched from Parliament Hill to Ottawa City Hall on April 7.

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City of Ottawa declares April Soles 4 Souls Month, supporting a used shoe collection campaign. – Page 17

EMC news - City council keeps Coun. Maria McRae pretty grounded, but she has another, lesser-known interest that is out of this world. Ever since McRae and her husband, Paul McRae, visited the Kennedy Space Center in 1998, the River Ward coun-

cillor has become obsessed with space. She can rhyme off astronauts’ names and accomplishments as readily as she can produce stats on the city’s waste-collection programs – her pet project as environment committee chairwoman. Her wonderment upon

describing the sight of the Apollo 11 capsule at the Smithsonian National Mall rivals that of a young child on Christmas morning. And if she could save up $200,000, strapping on a spacesuit with Virgin Atlantic, which plans to provide commercials spaceflights to the public, would be at the top of her list, McRae said. And now, McRae’s space obsession has landed her an invite to see the space shuttle Discovery delivered to its

new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. “I’m going to get to witness this piece of history,” she said. “It’s so cool, it’s tingling.” McRae and other guests, as well as the viewing public, will be on hand on April 17 as a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft with Discovery mounted atop flies 450 metres above various parts of the Washington metropolitan area before reaching the museum.

The artifact is a significant addition to the museum’s holdings. The longest-serving orbiter in NASA’s history, it has spent a total of 365 days in space during 39 flights between 1984 and 2011. It also flew every type of mission, making it the most representative craft of human space flight in the period since 1981, according to the museum’s website. SHUTTLE, see 2

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Its final flight was on Feb. 14, 2011, making it the second-last shuttle to fly in space before NASA canceled its shuttle program (the final flight was made by Atlantis on July 21, 2011). McRae hopes her child-like wonder at space exploration will inspire others to learn more about the research and accomplishments made more than 100 kilometres above the Earth. “I’m in awe that they’ve found a way to escape Earth’s gravity,” McRae said. From big questions like how the solar system origi-

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Farmers market offers last sale at Lansdowne before moving to Brewer Park EMC news - The Ottawa Farmers Market is hosting an early spring indoor market at Lansdowne on April 15 to allow vendors and buyers one last opportunity to visit the original location before the market moves to Brewer Park for the rest of the season. In a statement, organizers said more than 50 vendors of locally-grown and locallymade food, farm products, arts and crafts will travel from within 100 kilometres of Ottawa to deliver the best of the region. The event is an opportunity for area residents to taste early spring greens as well as local cheese, meat, eggs, and fresh baking. The market will be moving to Brewer Park for the opening of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market’s seventh season on

May 6. “Enjoy our full food court while you too say goodbye to the market at Lansdowne Park before the construction begins,” the statement read. Robin Turner, president of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association, said the association has grown from 19 vendors to more than 100 since the market first opened at Lansdowne Park in 2006. The market supports the local economy – farmers, chefs, crafts people and entertainers – while providing the public an opportunity to get outside, learn about local food and culture, and to buy the freshest, local products the season has to offer direct from the people who produce it. For more information on the Ottawa Farmers Markets visit ottawafarmersmarket.


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Steve Desroches Deputy Mayor Councillor, Gloucester-South Nepean 2012 Earth Day Canada Tree Planting Mark your calendars for my fifth annual tree planting festival in Riverside South on Saturday, May 5th. Working in conjunction with Earth Day Canada, we will be planting the next instalment of trees along the stormwater pond adjacent to Dusty Miller Crescent in Riverside South. In addition there will be an environmental fair with something for everyone. If you are interested in joining us for this fun filled family event, please give my office a call to register. I would like to thank Moncion’s Independent for their generous offer to provide food and beverage for the event.

2012 Spring Clean the Capital Campaign Spring Clean the Capital registration has begun and residents are encouraged to participate in this annual event. It’s easy to take part, all you have to do is select a cleanup location where litter or graffiti has accumulated over the winter months. It can be a park, woodlot, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway, schoolyard or any public property requiring tidying up.

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Robin Turner, president of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Association said their April 15th market is a turning point in the history of both the Ottawa Farmers Market and the community.


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Zoning Amendment for 4699 Bank Street My office has received a zoning amendment proposal for 4699 Bank Street that will be considered at a future Planning Committee meeting. The site is located on the east side of Bank Street and north of Analdea Drive in the Leitrim community. There are two existing single homes on the property which are to be demolished to permit development of the property. The applicant is applying to rezone the land to permit the development of a place of worship and community centre.

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Across our Great City As Deputy Mayor, I would like to congratulate the Ottawa Lung Kong Association on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary. The Ottawa Lung Kong Association has made very valuable contributions to our community through its assistance of its fellow members and welcoming newcomers as they settle into the community. I would like to thank the President James Cheung and his team for their hard work in promoting the Chinese culture in Ottawa. I also recently attended the 15th Annual Ottawa Aboriginal Family festival. The gathering focused on Aboriginal Children and Youth to take pride in their culture and encourage their participation in their traditions. This was a great opportunity to experience first hand a cultural gathering of various Aboriginal communities celebrating and sharing their diverse culture.

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Riverside South man opens community garden Eddie Rwema

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Riverside South and Findlay Creek residents with limited space of their own to plant vegetables should look no further than their community garden. Michael Quinn, a resident of Riverside South has been thinking of planting a garden this summer, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have enough space in his yard and was also concerned about growing his vegetables so close to the road. Quinn has now leased a 1.6 hectare property on Earl of Armstrong Road, just east of Bowesville Road to use as a community garden. The property has room for between 80 and 90 plots, for interested gardeners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It got me thinking about how may other people might have the same concerns, and I knew that the land at my parents would be perfect for gardening, and it is so close to both Riverside South and Findley Creek,â&#x20AC;? he said. Besides meeting fellow residents with gardening interests, Quinn said the garden provides residents with an opportunity to get out into the sunshine and meet your neighbours. He said he is trying to create an organic garden and use

no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I saw there was a service to provide the local residence and took a chance,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far response has been really good.â&#x20AC;? Quinn is currently working on preparing plots for those interested to begin planting by end of April. This is the first time that Quinn is trying out something like this. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last few years I have been thinking about gardening, but the space was an issue,â&#x20AC;? he said. Quinn said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been trying to eat a little healthier, so he thought fresh garden vegetables would be a good way to help him stick with the healthy diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as gardening goes I am trying it out, I am sure I will enjoy it, especially eating my produce,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community gardening is a great service that I think will increase in demand every year.â&#x20AC;? He said he would like to use the land for community gardens as long as it is available. Quinn said he is charging a small fee for those interested in having plots to help maintain the land, create a garden

shed and pay for water access. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very excited about the project. Things are progressing really well,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. He said he is also working on getting the irrigation system in place, and building some garden shed. Quinn hopes the initiative will help neighbours meet new people and make a lot of friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gardening is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, while producing your own locally grown produce, and giving you the ability to control what your vegetables have been grown,â&#x20AC;? said Quinn. He hopes to have the garden open to the community until fall. For more information contact RS.Garden.Co@gmail. com or call 613-822-3079.

Michael Quinn has been busy this month with his tractor preparing plots for interested gardeners. Quinn is turning a 1.6 hectare piece of land on Earl Armstrong Road just east of Bowesville Road into a community garden. Eddie Rwema photo





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Students and staff at St. Patrick’s high school gear up for annual breakfast for cancer Eddie Rwema

EMC news – It’s that time of year again at St. Patrick’s high school, when students, teachers and staff reach out to the community by organizing an annual breakfast for cancer research. Energies are high at the school as preparations move into top gear for the 10th annual breakfast for cancer in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation taking place on April 25 from 6:30 to 9.30 a.m. The school kicked off its campaign last week and organizers said things are so far moving pretty well. “It always starts off a bit slow but as we progress closer to the day, it seems to drum

up more support. We are happy with how things are going now,” said fundraiser co-ordinator Dean Mariani. He said the event has raised $132,000 to-date and this year the goal is to reach $150 000 donated in 10 years to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. “Given the tough economic times, I feel that we should be able to sustain $20,000 that we have been able to raise every year for the past three years,” said Mariani. The fundraiser features breakfast cooked by the staff and students and served in the school cafeteria, which is transformed into a beautiful banquet hall to make it welcoming, live student entertainment and donated prizes.

“It is a huge charity that touches us deeply. No doubt cancer affects all of us,” said Mariani. For a minimum donation of $10 guests are served eggs, bacon, toast, sausages, juice, and coffee all the while being entertained by various school acts on stage. The acts range from the school band, step team, hair shaving, a wacky game, fashion show and also some table magic. Prominent members in the community are invited to serve breakfast. The breakfast serves to highlight the importance of promoting research in cancer and the need to ensure proper supports are in place to provide the necessary treatment, care and counseling for can-

cer patients and their family members. “It is that one time where students step back from their books and be able to give back to the community. By doing so we are able to donate money towards cancer research,” said Mariani. He said students are taking a leading role in drumming up support through knocking on doors of local businesses asking for their support through gift certificates and money donations. All proceedings go to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation “The focus is back on the fact that we are doing this for the fact that we are raising money for cancer,” said Mariani.

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Fundraiser co-ordinator Dean Mariani is hopeful the school will meet it’s goal of raising $150,000 in 10 years. This year’s annual breakfast for cancer will be held on April 25.

Councillor seeking green bin tips Summer education campaign planned to boost organics recycling Laura Mueller

EMC news - As weekly green-bin collection returned last week, new numbers show that Ottawans aren’t recycling much more of their organic waste. It’s the last year for the seasonal switch to weekly green bin collection, as Ottawa prepares to begin collecting household garbage every two weeks, while green bins will be collected each week throughout the year from now on. But with only 1,714 more tonnes of organics being recycled by Ottawa residents, that change in garbage collection needs to be prefaced by a new educational campaign aimed at encouraging green-bin use, said environmental committee chairwoman Maria McRae. In 2010, 53,349 tonnes of organic waste were collected from Ottawa homes; in 2011, that number rose only slightly to 55,063. The city’s contract with organics recycling facility, Orgaworld, includes payment for 80,000 tonnes – a number the city must strive for to stave off the crippling cost of finding a new landfill, McRae said. “There is obviously a segment of the community that

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The city of Ottawa prepares to begin collecting household garbage every two weeks, while green bins will be collected each week throughout the year from now on. is not using it at all, or who started using it and stopped,” said McRae, the councillor for River Ward. “I want to see our diversion go up. I strongly believe in our diversion program.”

She has been collecting tips and concerns city councillors have heard from constituents and working with city staff to develop ward-specific educational and promotional strategies to get people using their

green bins. The key is showing residents that it doesn’t have to be difficult, messy or time-consuming to recycle organics, McRae said. But the city needs to have

a better understanding of why some residents choose not to use their green bins at all … and what successful greenbin users do to make it easier for them to recycle organic waste. “I want to give helpful information,” McRae said. “We need people to tell us what they do to make it a success … There’s got to be a way to learn from each other.” Anyone who has green bin tips they would like to share is encouraged to contact their city councillor or McRae’s office directly. McRae said she also wants to work on other ways to make organics recycling easier, such as finding a cost-effective way to provide a second green bin to households that have too much organic waste for the single bin they were provided. Purchasing another bin costs around $35, which might be discouraging some people from diverting all of their organics, especially leaf and yard waste, McRae said. A pilot project to expand the green bin service into multi-residential and highrise buildings has been underway for over a year. The service has been available to all single-family homes in the city since organics recycling

was launched in 2010. Currently, 42 per cent of household waste is diverted from the landfill through green, blue and black bin recycling. The city’s goal is 60 per cent diversion.

Household waste • Garbage: The amount of trash sent to the landfill increased to 159,579 tonnes in 2011, up from 158,698 tonnes in 2010 • Blue bin: With the addition of new types of plastics to the collection in 2011, the city collected slightly more in the blue bin – 15, 955 tonnes, up from 15,321 tonnes in 2010. • Black bin: Paper and cardboard recycling dropped to 43,604 tonnes in 2011, down from 44,602 tonnes in 2010. • Leaf and yard waste: Organics recycling for leaf and yard waste decreased slightly, from 9,677 tonnes in 2010 to 9,428 tonnes in 2011.

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Pet owners have stake in what’s left behind


pring. Even the word sounds good. Relief after frostbite

season. Unfortunately, spring also brings with it the evidence that some dog walkers aren’t doing their duty after their pet has done theirs. Parks, boulevards, sidewalks and pathways in some places are awash in poop and that’s no fun for anyone. The vast majority of dog

owners clean up after their pet – if they didn’t, we’d be knee deep in the stuff by now. So how do we convince the offending few to scoop? Do we need more laws and regulations? Pet owners would no doubt say “No.” And our bylaw officers have better things to do than stake out parks on the off-chance a bad owner will offend in plain view.

Do we need better education? The city advises owners to scoop poop and take it home, where they should flush it down the toilet so that our sewage system can treat the dog dirt like it does our own. Why not use a garbage can in the park or the bin at home? Turns out all the poop that ends up in the trash will become part of the city’s landfill, making it even more

of a challenge to prevent toxins from seeping into our waterways. Even if you own a dog and choose to use a garbage can, that’s a darn sight better than failing to scoop at all. Maybe we need to make things easier for all pet owners by providing better poop containers in the, shall we say, hotspots. That would take tax dollars. Some offenders may be children who don’t like

the idea of carrying a bag of poop to the garbage or back home. If your son or daughter takes the dog out for a walk, why not insist they bring home what Rover eliminates, just to be sure your family isn’t part of the problem. In the end (no pun intended), if the problem gets worse, society will put in place penalties or regulations that affect all dog owners – the good and the bad.

Maybe licence costs will rise to cover clean-up costs. Maybe a bylaw you disagree with will be passed. To avoid those potential pitfalls, pet owners should be at the forefront of making sure all owners scoop after their dogs. Use peer pressure. Use education. Carry an extra bag to clean up after an owner who gives you a bad name. After all, it’s dog owners that have the most to lose.


Making your own noise CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


his happened at a basketball game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, but it could have been anywhere. The scoreboard lights up and says “NOISE!” and a voice booms out: “Make some noise!” And guess what? Everybody makes noise. Sheep, that’s what we are. Noisy sheep. Somebody with a microphone tells us to do something and we do it. There’s nothing new about this. It’s been going on in stadiums and arenas ever since the technology allowed it. But there was a time when the noise was spontaneous. It came from the flow of the game. When the game became exciting, the fans became excited, all by themselves. “We want a hit!” is a vintage bit of noise, found at ancient baseball games. Now nobody says “We want a hit!” Instead, we clap or stomp our feet if the scoreboard tells us to. Occasionally the scoreboard gets it right. The folks begin chanting “DEE-FENCE!” just around the time that defence is called for. That’s nice, you think, but then you look up at the scoreboard and realize that the fans are chanting “DEE-FENCE!” because that’s what’s on the scoreboard. There must be limits to this. Surely, you would not throw your beer at the mascot if the scoreboard said “THROW YOUR BEER AT THE MASCOT!” But you never know. History is full of examples of weird crowd behaviour, of people doing things they never thought they would do because everyone else was. While you wish people would be a bit more individualistic in crowds at the arena, confor-

mity is not always a bad thing. We all stop at the red light, for example. Individualistic behaviour at intersections would not be helpful to society. Likewise, people doing whatever they want in the classroom can create problems. The same with church. The same with shopping mall parking lots. But a little spontaneity can be refreshing. And it can be quite effective. I know a guy who knows a guy who knows another guy who claims that he began the spontaneous chant about firing the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. “FIRE WILSON!” he chanted, early in the game and nothing happened. Nobody else chanted with him. He tried it a couple of times more and eventually it worked. Without prompting from the scoreboard, the chant spread around the arena. Perhaps it worked too well. Whether it was a direct result or not, the coach was looking for other employment the next day. For sure, this was unkind. You wouldn’t want to show up at work and find everyone chanting that you should be fired. But at least it was spontaneous. A slightly less spontaneous chant arose at Scotiabank Place the other night, when fans of Daniel Alfredsson began chanting his name at a time specified in an Internet campaign. This was nice, richly deserved and definitely an improvement over slavishly following the dictates of the scoreboard and the public address system. Some day the Internet may replace the scoreboard as cheerleader and we’ll have to watch out. People get into trouble following the crowd on the Internet. Bad things happen to their computers, or worse. Most people who know hockey and know Ottawa expect there to be real emotion in the stands in the playoff games to come. So much so that no one should need any prompting to jump up and cheer. The question is whether we have become so accustomed to following the scoreboard that we’ll still wait to be prompted. We shouldn’t. “Go Sens go!” is not the world’s most original cheer, but it will sound great when 19,153 or so people are chanting it all by themselves.

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Bus drivers up for 8.25 % wage boost in contract

EMC news - A tentative agreement between OC Transpo and its union would see wages boosted 8.25 per cent over four years, sickleave rules loosened and less strict uniform guidelines that would let drivers sport golf shirts in the summer. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) local 279 posted details of the tentative contract on its website on April 3. The contract won’t be voted on by ATU local 279 members until April 10, but if the contract is accepted, the city has also agreed to reopen an OC Transpo maintenance garage on Colonnade Road that has more recently been used for storage after the transit service built a new maintenance garage on Industrial Road. According to a document posted on the local ATU’s website, the union’s bargaining team said the new con-

tract “will improve wages, working conditions and job security for all of ATU 279’s members.” New OC Transpo general manager John Manconi has recognized there are “many problems” with the way bus operators are currently scheduled, the letter states, and he has pledged to work with a group of OC Transpo workers to develop suggestions on improving work-life balance. Scheduling was one of the sticking points that led to a bitter strike in the winter of 2008 that took buses off the road for 53 days. This is the first time ATU 279’s bargaining unit and the city have reached an agreement before an existing contract expired. At a press conference announcing an agreement had been reached on March 31, ATU 279 president Garry Queale said, “The public can rest easy that when they walk to the bus stop, the bus will be there, not picket-

City to penalize sub par bus contractors Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city is moving towards making OC Transpo contractors more accountable for their work. Thanks to a motion brought forward by Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais last year, the city’s finance and economic development committee approved new rules that enable the city to penalize private firms that don’t deliver on time or to the expected standards. “This is about accountability,” Blais said in a press release. Companies need to be held accountable to the contracts they sign and they can t expect the taxpayer to bail them out when they don t perform. The new plan includes

a standardized method of evaluating the work done by contractors hired by the city when a project is outside the expertise of city staff. That way, all city departments will have consistent information about each contractor’s history with the city. But a city report notes that the changes come with a “significant” risk. Suppliers could hike prices as a means to hedge their potential increase in costs if they end up facing a penalty. The city report says the construction industry commonly faces penalties, but may also be offered a financial incentive if projects are completed early. The city’s new strategy doesn’t include the reward component.


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ers.” Changes to sick leave would let workers take up to six uncertified sick days annually, and to choose which days don’t have to be certified. Job security is another win highlighted in the bargaining team’s rundown of the changes. The letter states that, “while other municipal unions have has to accept clawbacks to job security language in order to get a contract,” the ATU was able to strengthen provisions against using outside contractors in the tentative agreement. The proposed contract also includes improvements to working conditions and overtime rules for fare inspectors, dispatchers and booking clerks.The four-year agreement would be retroactive to April 1. The union and city reached a temporary contract extension at the end of 2011 as a way to avoid a strike.

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Scheduling was one of the sticking points that led to a bitter strike in the winter of 2008 that took buses off the road for 53 days.

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Fair draws many youth looking for work Eddie Rwema

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; About 60 potential employers and agencies set up at the Jim Durell Complex in Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s south end on April 3 to entice high school and university students looking for some jobs. And the turnout was huge. Nancy Palanuk 17 has been waiting for a moment where she can have direct access to employers and she reckons the fair was a great opportunity for that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is pretty exciting. Finally I get the chance to meet with managers and speak to them one on one,â&#x20AC;? said Palanuk. Many youth like Palanuk from across the city jammed the complex with hopes of meeting employers and hoping to finally land their first job. Palanuk was trying to find a job in retail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope I will meet someone who can hire me. I love retailing,â&#x20AC;? she said. The fair provides young people between the ages of 16 and 30 with job and career development opportunities. City employment specialist Stephanie Bordage said the

fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to network, access information and explore pre-employment options. The city has been hosting this fair now in its sixth year since 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It originally started as an employment fair for youth looking for summer jobs but has slowly transformed into an opportunity to connect youth with career and educational providers and career agencies in the community that can provide employment services towards youth,â&#x20AC;? said Bordage. She added that they have had more than 3,200 youths in the past six years that have attended the fair and well over 200 agencies and employers from around the city of Ottawa that have set up booths. Youth unemployment continues to run at high levels in Ottawa, said Bordage. In light of this problem, she said it is important to have such fairs so as to connect young jobseekers with employers and to encourage young people to explore different routes into employment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is extremely important,â&#x20AC;?

she said. She noted that youth unemployment is almost twice the unemployment rate of the general population. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that youth are certainly looking for jobs and that is the idea of this fair,â&#x20AC;? said Bordage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they are not able to connect with the employer today, they can hopefully get information about employment opportunities and to others this might be their opportunity to get their firs job.â&#x20AC;? Bordage acknowledged that positive feedback from past fairs is what allows them to organize more of them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we hear is that they like the fair and they would like more fairs, more employers and more contacts with the community,â&#x20AC;? she said. Organizers said they have been adding more booths to the fair every year and that this year saw the highest number of employers and agencies participating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is more than 55 agencies that are here serving a variety of employment and youth from all backgrounds,â&#x20AC;? said Bordage. Potential job seekers were

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Seventeen-year-old Nancy Palanuk, right, chats with Katie Bourada from Ottawa Public Health at the sixth annual youth employment and career fair held on April 3 at Jim Durell Complex. The fair drew about 60 potential employers and agencies. also encouraged by what they found. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is good. It makes it easier for us to find job,â&#x20AC;? said Palanuk. The fair was organized by the Youth Zone Jeunesse in collaboration with several community partners to help

promote employment opportunities for youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the best way to connect with the community and strengthen our ties with various providers so that we can build these opportunities for youth. Youth Zone is geared to-

wards helping youth to find employment, but also offers information and referrals to a variety of organizations that help youth in the fields of housing, legal concerns, recreation, health and child care, that help young people pursue independent living.

Pay and top-up parking on your cell phone and tablet Ottawa launches mobile payment technology Laura Mueller

EMC news - Drivers can now pay for on-street parking in Ottawa using their phone or mobile device. On April 5, the city launched Verrus Mobile Technologiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; PayByPhone service in Ottawa, which allows drivers to use a mobile app on a smart phone or mobile device such as a tablet to pay for parking and to extend their parking time remotely. The service can also works by calling a phone number from a cell phone or landline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The real benefit, of course, is convenience,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Jim Watson. For instance, customers can set up a text-message notification to alert them when their

parking is about to expire. You can choose whether to extend your paid parking period, or use it as a reminder to move your vehicle. If you are a frequent user of city parking, you may wish to sign up for the service by visiting and entering your mobile phone number, credit card number and vehicle licence plate. The cost of parking would automatically be charged to the credit card on file after you register. That charge will include a 25-cent service fee. There are also apps available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices. Ottawa is the first city to incorporate near-field communication (NFC) into its

PayByPhone system. If you have a new, NFCenabled device, you can simply wave your phone near the payment machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone reader to automatically launch the app with the parking location. More people are relying on their mobile devices for dayto-day tasks, said transportation committee chairwoman Marianne Wilkinson, councillor for Kanata North. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our new service recognizes the shift towards this lifestyle,â&#x20AC;? Wilkinson said. PayByPhone will also be available in non-gated cityowned parking lots. Over the course of this week, instructions will be placed on the sides of all payand-display parking machines across the city. The service is already offered in more than 100 cities

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City transportation committee chairwoman Marianne Wilkinson, Mayor Jim Watson and Verrus Mobile Technologies, Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neil Podmore (back row) pose with the new PayByPhone iPad app next to a parking payment machine during the launch of the technology in Ottawa on April 5. around the globe, including Vancouver, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. The mayor noted that Ottawa is the first Canadian city to offer a bilingual version of the PayByPhone service. The city is investing $94,000 to advertise the system, train bylaw staff and




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Better planning way to stop traffic snarls: committee

City to put $2.5 million into traffic calming measures Laura Mueller

EMC news – The best way to calm traffic on neighbourhood streets is to prevent traffic issues in the first place, concluded the city’s transportation committee. The committee met on April 4 to discuss the latest iteration for plans aimed at deciding the best way to put cash into “traffic calming” measures such as speed bumps when residents raise concerns about speeding on local streets. Last year, city council put localized traffic studies, called area traffic management studies, on hold as it tried to find the best way to deal with a backlog of projects listed for each city neighbourhood, some of which have stayed on the books, uncompleted, since the 1950s and ‘60s. At first, some councillors wanted to divvy up the money so they could each have control over which small measures get completed in their wards. But council voted down that plan in favour of letting the city’s traffic engineering experts decide what to fix. The transportation committee signed off on $2.5 million in funding to fix localized traffic issues. Area traffic management project manager Bob Streicher said the money will go a long way. “The $2.5 million that has

been provided will make a dramatic difference,” he said. “(It will enable us to) address the projects that we haven’t been able to do.” Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess noted that $2.5 million or even more money still wouldn’t be enough to address all the projects already on the list. “There still isn’t adequate funding to do what we want and what we need to do,” he said. The committee also approved a report outlining how that would be done on April 4, but not before a lengthy procedural discussion about how the small road tweaks should be done. Some councillors, including Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, wanted to wipe the older, irrelevant area traffic management studies off the city’s books so it can move on to more current, urgent projects. He asked Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt to make a motion to that effect on his behalf, because Hubley doesn’t sit on the transportation committee. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clarke agreed with that point. “When I saw the list of projects that were in there and estimated completion at 2071, I thought it might be a little too exhaustive,” he said. “I thought most of that list could

be deleted without harming anyone.” Eventually, councillors ended up agreeing on a point made by Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches, who said that the city wouldn’t have so many concerns about local traffic snarls if the road networks in new communities were properly planned to begin with. He used the example of a street in the newer Winding Way neighbourhood in his ward which features a grass median with trees and signs. Desroches said there have been no traffic complaints on that street, and he wondered why similar designs weren’t being used for other new streets. “I’m not seeing it,” Desroches said. “When are we going to break down the silos in this organization and build these communities with traffic calming in mind?” Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans agreed, noting that some residents have called her to complain about traffic before a new subdivision is even completed. Deans tabled a motion asking transportation staff to talk to the infrastructure and planning group about building traffic calming into new roads. Those roads are often constructed by developers, but still require city oversight and approval. Ottawa South EMC - Thursday, April 12, 2012



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Construction worker injured in Vanier EMC news - A worker was seriously injured on April 4 after falling six metre at a construction site in Vanier. Paramedics received a call at 8:44 a.m. that a 47-yearold man had been injured at a construction site located at Kendall Avenue and Jeanne Mance Street in Vanier.

The man was standing on a cement form, wood and steel structures used in the construction of cement walls, when he fell, landing on his head. The 1.5 tonne form then fell, but other construction material around the man prevented the brunt of the weight from landing on the injured man.

Construction workers had already removed him from under the form when paramedics arrived. He was conscious, but in serious condition. Fire rescue crews were also on hand to help remove the worker from the lower lever of the three storey foundation. “He was placed in a rescue basket and the on-site crane lifted the man and the rescue

tech out of the building,” said Marc Messier, fire service spokesman. The worker was treated for a fractured skull, fractured arm, hip injuries, lacerations to his face and a concussion. The Ontario Ministry of Labour has been notified of the incident. The construction site is operated by Bona Management.

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A FAIRER DRUG SYSTEM FOR SENIORS As outlined in our 2012 Ontario Budget, our government is changing the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program for seniors, so that more money can be invested in home care and support for seniors in Ottawa, and across the province. Right now, all seniors are eligible and receive the same benefits regardless of their income. The proposed change would affect only about 5 per cent of senior ODB recipients — those seniors with the highest incomes and greatest ability to pay their own drug costs — starting August 2014. t For single seniors with income of more than $100,000 the deductible will be $100, plus 3 per cent of net income over $100,000. t For senior couples with a combined income of more than $160,000, the deductible will be $200 plus 3 per cent of their family net income over $160,000. Drug costs for seniors below these net income levels would remain the same. Additionally, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will test seniors’ incomes annually instead of only once, to adjust for changes in income over time. This measure will save $30 million in 201415 and help our government better support an aging population, through a new Seniors Strategy which calls for expanding house calls, increasing access to home care, and providing improved coordination between hospitals, primary and community care.

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PHONE: 613-739-4333 Languages Spoken: Arabic-Standard, Italian, English, French For over forty years the Royal Bank has been serving Ottawa in the Elmvale community. At RBC, they are continuously working to identify ways to serve you better, to simplify your banking needs and to minimize your costs at the bank. At the Royal, every client is unique. And they are committed to providing you with services that will suit your own unique banking needs. The bank can offer you value, convenience and ease-just ask- in many languages! Whether you are buying a home or that new car or want to do some home renovations this spring, drop by the Royal Bank where someone will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

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The Ottawa Public Library nurtures the love of reading and the pursuit of knowledge. It helps the community served by the Elmvale Acres branch to read, think, learn, interpret, imagine and connect with each other and the world. The Elmvale Acres branch of the Ottawa Public Library has been part of the Elmvale Centre since 1963! The branch has been at its present location within the mall since 1989, and the Ottawa Public Library has been providing service to the citizens of the National capital region since 1906! The Elmvale Acres branch of the Ottawa Public Library is very much a community space. There are programs for young children and adults. There are quiet spaces for reading a newspaper, magazine or the latest bestseller. A free membership(for Ottawa residents) gives access to a collection of over 2 million items(books, books-on-cd, videos). Membershiip alos gives you internet access if you need the latest information on just about any topic. And if you ever need help, the knowledgable and friendly staff will be happy to assist. “There is more than meets the eye at the Library”


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Ottawa Little Theatre hosts festival Michelle Nash

EMC news - This spring, Ottawa theatre goers had the opportunity to be cast back in time to New Orleans in the 1940s, experience the life of a struggling actor and question the meaning of life when the Ottawa Little Theatre played host to five plays in five days. The Ottawa Little Theatre, along with four other eastern Ontario theatre companies, is participating in the Eastern Ontario Drama League 2012 Spring Festival which started on April 10 at the Ottawa Little Theatre in Lowertown and wraps up with an awards brunch on April 15 at The Marriott Inn on Laurier Avenue.

Organizer Jane Morris said the festival features four fulllength productions from the Domino Theatre in Kingston, Prince Edward Community Theatre in Picton, Peterborough’s Theatre Guild and The Bay of Quinte Community Players along with the Ottawa Little Theatre’s own production, Self-Help, which was held over for a day to kick off the festival. “Cheer on exhilarating theatre ranging from the iconic 20th century classic A Streetcar Named Desire to a hit dramedy Educating Rita,” Morris said. “Five plays in five days.” Having attended festivals like this one in the past, Morris said the sets for each of the

plays are amazing, which is a task in itself. “All the productions have to have sets which will transport to whereever the festival is being held, which makes for a really interesting festival,” Morris said. The drama league was established in 1933 and represents 28 community theatre groups from Haliburton to Cornwall. The organization holds two festivals each year for the theatre community, the spring festival and the One-Act Festival, which was also held in Ottawa this year. The festival also features an awards ceremony, with 16 different honours given out at a brunch on the last day of the festival, where one theatre

company will take home the top prize for best production. The winner will take its play to the province-wide Theatre Ontario Festival this May in Sault St. Marie. An adjudicator will attend all the plays and offer professional critiques after each production and help choose who receives what awards. Ottawa-based theatre director John P. Kelly will be the adjudicator this year for the festival. Morris said it is purely coincidental, but with Kelly’s long history in the theatre world, the productions will likely appreciate any critiques he has to offer. The award ceremony will be held on April 15 at the Marriott Inn at 161

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The Ottawa Little Theatre will host four theatre companies from eastern Ontario this spring including the Prince Edward Country community theatre with Educating Rita. Laurier Ave. Tickets for the festival are $20 each or $75 for the entire festival and are

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River trustee vows to fight for schools in the upcoming budget Eddie Rwema

EMC news – Shirley Seward, public school trustee for River zone, wants the province to strike a good balance between the construction of new schools and the needs of aging schools when it sets up its capital priorities. Seward spoke at a budget consultation meeting on April 3 at Brookfield High to set spending priorities and identify potential areas of saving

within the school board. “I am looking for a balance in our budget this year between the new needs and the needs of the existing schools particularly in the inner city which River zone is part of,” said Seward told a group of parents representing schools in River zone. According to Seward, the province is putting more priority on building new schools than having a balance of new schools and refurbishments to

existing schools. “We can’t neglect the investments that we have already made in existing schools,” she said. “We have to make sure there are safe environments in these aging schools that contribute to the children’s wellbeing.” Seward added that the roll out of the full-day kindergarten has added pressures to many schools, prompting urgent need for changes and repairs.

She hopes the ideas collected from the budget consultation will help in the development of the board’s budget. “I think it is very important that we hear from the community, parents of our students and community organizations about what they feel our priority should be,” said Seward. “We are asking parents to tell us where we should focus our funds in a direct way so that we can have an impact on the way children learn, what they

learn, how they learn and also to make sure students have a high level of well being – that they are safe, in a caring environment, that there is no bullying and that they are happy to be students within their schools.” The budget proposal is expected to be approved in early June. The overall budget of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for 2012-2013 is about $800 million. The primary source of reve-

nue for the school board is the “Grants for Student Needs” which are based on several factors that include student enrolment, number and type of schools and special education needs among others. The board gets about $8,000 for every student that the have. “We are fortunate that we have been having a steady growing enrollment. This is what has been saving us,” said Michael Clarke, board’s chief financial officer.









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St. Joseph Bridge to be renamed after former mayor Laura Mueller

EMC news – Former Gloucester mayor Harry Allen is being honoured by having the St. Joseph Bridge over Greens Creek renamed in his honour. The former mayor and councillor’s name was submitted by Roger M. Piper under the city’s commemorative naming program, and on March 3 the city’s finance committee gave the suggestion the thumb’s up.

According to the report requesting the renaming, Allen served as a municipal councillor for Gloucester from 1978 to 1985 before being elected mayor and serving in that position from ’85 to ’91. The request states that Allen was a forward-thinking municipal official who left his mark on the area, especially when it came to planning the old city’s road network in partnership with the National Capital Commission.

“Known as a forward-thinking councillor and mayor, Mr. Allen left his mark in areas of transportation, community planning and commercial development, which, to this date, remain of benefit to the current City of Ottawa,” the report says. Only two people registered comments regarding the proposal: one in favour and one against. The person in opposition was against the idea of commemorating elected officials in general.

Vote for Ottawa’s worst road EMC news - Whether it’s a bumpy side street, a main thoroughfare without a shoulder, a crumbling bridge, or a stretch of highway with an alarming amount of collisions, residents of Ottawa can name at least one roadway they hate to travel on. Aiming to put power into the hands of road users, CAA North and East Ontario (CAANEO) continues to encourage Ottawa residents to voice their concerns and frustrations for substandard infrastructure by voting for Ontario’s Worst

Roads. Now in its ninth year, the campaign has already had a significant impact on roadway repairs; more than 90 per cent of the roadways nominated to the Worst Roads list have been repaired or are scheduled to be repaired in the near future. Ottawa is no stranger to the Worst Roads list, with residents doing their utmost to highlight local infrastructure in need of repair during past campaigns. Most recently, Riverside

Drive and Carling Avenue made the annual list in 2010, coming in at spots 14 and 20 respectively. Aside from now taking place in the spring season, when roads are in their most dire state following the spring thaw, the Worst Roads campaign makes its return with a new Top 10 list that will give greater attention to those roadways that make the final cut. Road users can have their say once again by casting a ballot by April 24 online at

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Donate your old soles for needy souls this April Emma Jackson

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Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume, right, and Mayor Jim Watson declared April Soles 4 Souls month with local businessman Don Robichaud, who has organized a used shoe collection campaign in Ottawa. the pumps work, too,” Robichaud said. He encouraged all Ottawa residents to do a little spring cleaning and get rid of shoes they no longer wear. Throughout April the shoes will be collected and sorted and then Robichaud will invite local charities to “cherry

pick” the shoes they need for their clients. He expects they will take about 10 per cent of the stock. Another 14,000 will be given to Ottawa charity Sole Responsibility to send 7,000 pairs to Somali refugees in Yemen and 7,000 to Kenya. The rest of the shoes will

be shipped to a central warehouse in Nevada where they will be distributed across the globe. Since 2004, the United States version of the charity has distributed 17 million pairs of shoes and supported countries through dozens of natural disasters, including

the Haiti earthquake, the Japan earthquake and last year’s tornados in the U.S. Robichaud began collecting shoes for Soles 4 Souls in Kelowna, B.C. in 2010 as a way to give a local shoe business some exposure in the community. But as the shoes kept com-


EMC news - When spring cleaning this April, don’t throw out your old pairs of shoes – donate them to the world’s needy souls. On Monday, April 2 local businessman Don Robichaud launched the Million Shoe Mission in Ottawa, a lofty campaign through Soles 4 Souls Canada to collect one million pairs of shoes in every province over the next 10 years, a total of 13 million shoes including the territories. The shoes are given to local charities and distributed across the globe to help communities in need. This year, the campaign will take place in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The national goal is 400,000 pairs of shoes, and Robichaud said he hopes 200,000 will come from the Ottawa-Montreal area. Boxes have been set up across the city at all Local Heroes restaurant locations, six Dymon Self Storage locations and at city hall. At Local Heroes on Bank Street near Heron Road, Robichaud said the charity accepts all kinds of shoes, from sturdy runners to high heels. “We like to say that people in Haiti need to dress up. So

ing in, he and business partner Jim Belshaw realized they had something much bigger on their hands. “I think why people have really jumped behind this has to do with the fact that we don’t ask for any money,” Robichaud said. “We just ask you to do a little spring cleaning, clean out your closet and bring in your shoes.” Robichaud pulled in a number of local businesses to get Ottawa’s campaign off the ground this April, including Steve Creighton, vice president of Dymon Self Storage. Creighton said he was “delighted” to support the campaign by providing drop-off locations and storage for the shoes, as well as a sorting facility at the end of the month. “It’s very easy for us in Canada and particularly in Ottawa to take wearing shoes for granted,” he said. “Around the world of course many, many people, adults and children, just don’t have that luxury. We hope our facilities are just stuffed to the limits by the end of the program.” Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume declared April Soles 4 Souls month in Ottawa. For full drop-off details or more information about Soles 4 Souls Canada, visit

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Ezipin Canada English and Bilingual Outbound Sales Representatives – Business to Business Passionate about getting people to the right buying decision? Motivated by recognition and compensation for service and achievements. Join our team! Ezipin is seeking 3 energetic, target driven individuals to identify, qualify and develop prospective customers for our electronic prepaid solutions and services across Canada and the U.S. These individuals must possess a professional phone manner have and superior communications skills. Call centre experience is an asset but demonstrated customer relation skills are a must. Fluency in English is mandatory with one position requiring a fully bilingual agent. This is a full-time position in a young and dynamic workplace, relaxed environment, with base salary, commissions and extensive benefits. We offer a fully paid training and our office is easily accessible by bus. Bilingual Customer Care Agent Ezipin Canada is seeking a mature, energetic, self-motivated Customer Care Agent for their west Ottawa office. Responsibilities include; training customers via phone, participating in outbound call initiatives, responding to inbound customer requests and troubleshooting. The applicant must possess attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a sincere desire to ensure customer satisfaction. A minimum of one year customer service experience is required. Fluency in French and English is mandatory. Ezipin offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send your resume to or fax to 613-831-6678.

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Kemptville Waterfront, 75’ permanent dock, 4 bedroom brick house, town services, new heat pump, oil furnace, gas fireplace. $399,900. (613)258-2481


Timberframing Course 2 week trimberframe course August 13. Cost: $1,000. Contact: Pat Wolfe (613)256-0631 or email for further information.

Restored stone house on 2-1/2 acres. See #159786. Open house April 7, 2-4 p.m.



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ESTATE SALE Lifelease apt., Harmer House. 60+ seniors bldg., Bell’s Corners. Bright, quiet 2 bdrm/1.5 bath corner suite. S/W exposure, top floor, concrete bldg. New appliances, paint, carpet, windows. Large living/dining room, eat-in kitchen, W/D, A/C, ample storage. Monthly fee. $154,900. (Motivated sellers) Call Jody Lavoie, Royal Lepage Team Realty, 613-216-6070


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This updated blueprint for a new sports field at the University of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lees Avenue campus shows the squared-off corners that were changed to make room for a multi-use pathway along the Rideau River as requested by the city and the Old Ottawa East Community Association. agreed that the pathway was an important â&#x20AC;&#x153;design elementâ&#x20AC;? for the site and included it in the plans. Brun del Re said the university has no obligation to build the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned pathway on its property, but not only did the school change its plans to accommodate the city and communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requests, the university is also contributing around $100,000 to construct the path and a retaining wall to support the river embankment. The city and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will also contribute money to the project, although the total cost is not yet known. Encouraging students and athletes to walk or cycle is important to the university, Brun del Re said, as is being a good neighbour. The changes will also push


ahead the permanent construction of the hard-surface pathway in that section. There was no timeline contained in the new community design plan for when the path could be completed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost exactly what we were hoping for,â&#x20AC;? said John Dance, president of the Old Ottawa East Community Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve listened to the community.â&#x20AC;?

The initial plans presented by the university showed a temporary pathway along the river during construction anyways, Dance said. The communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to look at making the temporary pathway wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much of a stretch, he added. The pathway should be open by next fall, when all of the construction is set to be completed, Brun del Re said.

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The city is set to break its own policy in order to give funds to the pinched agricultural promotional group, Savour Ottawa. After the Blackburn Hamlet-based organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director, Moe Garahan, brought her plea for temporary operational funding to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agriculture and rural affairs committee (ARAC) in February, the committee has now approved a plan to give Savour Ottawa a one-time grant of $40,000 to prop up its operating budget. Under the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own rules, it is not allowed to give grants to non-profit groups for operational costs. But breaking that city policy is warranted in this case because this council wants to put a focus on economic development, and Savour Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs create a framework to promote and support local farmers, said West CarletonMarch Coun. El-Chantiry after ARAC voted in support of his proposal during its April 5 meeting. Savour Ottawa and its lead partner, Just Food, aim to develop and promote Ottawa as a culinary destination offering

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Celebrating art and community Used book sale offers thousands of selections in Old Ottawa South Michelle Nash

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EMC entertainment - Old Ottawa South residents will have plenty of opportunity to support local artists this spring during a pair of upcoming shows organized by the area community association. According to Brenda Lee, the volunteer organizer for the shows, both events will have a strong local focus. The association, which typically hosts a number of events throughout the year, decided to build on the success of last year’s successful spring art show by adding a second show in June. “We used to hold a community barbecue every June at the Ottawa South Community Centre, but that stopped when it was under renovations,” Lee said. “We decided it was time to bring it back, but we wanted to expand it and reach out to the greater group of residents.” There will be around 30 artists for each event appearing with a single caveat: the art displayed must be hand made. The first show is on April 14 at the community centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The springthemed show will feature a variety of items for the house or the garden. “There will be painters, photographers, jewelers, lots of options for Mother’s Day,” Lee said.

EMC news - Books are piling up as donations flood into the community hall as more than 40 volunteers prepare for Rockcliffe Park’s annual spring book sale. The event is organized by the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association and is entering its 16th year. Book sale volunteers are going full speed ahead, with nearly 10,000 books already priced and categorized for the sale, which takes place on April 14 and 15. Jane Dobell heads the committee that helps make the massive book sale possible. “We are busy pretty much from the time the school book fair ends until April,” she said, referring to the annual book fair organized by Rockcliffe Park Public school that takes place each year in November. Standing amid thousands of books and surrounded by at least 20 volunteers, Dobell said the book sale that has been growing exponentially since the beginning.

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Last year’s Old Ottawa South successful spring art show has sparked interest to create two shows this year. A spring show on April 14 will offer an array of crafts and hand-made art pieces and the second show will be a community event. The second show, the Ottawa South Community Association Windsor Park Art Show will be held on Father’s Day, which lands on June 17 this year. Lee said this show will be a combination art show and community event, featuring everything from barbecue treats to artists’ tents to music from local bands. Both shows support local artists from the neighbourhood

and surrounding communities. “It is like the 100-mile art show,” Lee said. The June event is also intended to become an annual event in the park. The June art show registration for artists begins on April 20. A complete list of vendors for both shows can be found on the community association website at

“We used to have everything happen in the community centre, but now, we have rented a tent for the cash outside and if the weather is good, we will place some tables outside for books as well,” Dobell said. The book sale will have every category a book lover could want. For those who search high and low for rare classics or old art books, this is the sale to come to. “We like to price books according to what the market calls for, but we obviously can’t compete with eBay, so we price them under and hope they sell,” Dobell said. The volunteers thankfully have one book connoisseur in their midst. Di Bethune is the book sale’s go-to lady when a volunteer doesn’t know an appropriate price. “She has owned a book store, worked in libraries, she knows everything there is to know,” Dobell said. Bethune laughs at the though she is some sort of book whisperer, but moments later she is pulled in

two different directions to price some books. New volunteer Claire Schofield said she has been having a great time helping out, but said it is hard to resist buying many of the books that come across her workstation. Last year’s two day book sale collected more than $19,000 for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library. The proceeds go to help stock the Rockcliffe Park and surrounding library branches with new items. Dobell said she has been worried about the impact of e-readers on the donations this year. She said she has noticed a flood of cookbooks, but for the most part books keep pouring in. “I think with cookbooks, you can get a lot of recipes online now,” Dobell said. “But, the cookbooks we have are great ones with pictures.” The book will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 14 and from noon to 5 p.m. on April 15 at the Rockcliffe Park Community Hall.

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EMC news - A major reconstruction project scheduled for a section of Sussex Drive in Lowertown has put the future of several Lowertown houses, including former governor general Adrienne Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Canadian home, in doubt. The city is planning to widen and add cycling lanes along Sussex, a project that would see National Capital Commission-owned houses at 273, 275, 277 and 279 Sussex Dr. demolished. One of the houses, located at 277 Sussex Dr., holds small place in Canadian history, as it would become the first home in Canada for a future governor general. Adrienne Clarkson and her family lived there when they first arrived in the country in 1942, when she was three years old. Her family arrived as refugees, fleeing the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong and lived in the home until 1945. Clarkson vividly recalls the old furnace in the basement and how hard her family worked to fix up the old apartment. It would take more than 50 years for Clarkson to return to the area, taking up residence at Rideau Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; located at 1 Sussex Dr. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as the 26th governor general of Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was full of memories,â&#x20AC;? Clarkson said of the much more modest home in the working-class neighbourhood of Lowertown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always thought it was quite a miracle that it was still there.â&#x20AC;? But that miracle is currently living on borrowed time.

The properties set to be demolished lie within the Lowertown West Heritage Conservation District and will require the NCC to apply to the city under the Ontario Heritage Act to obtain permission to have the buildings torn down. This application is scheduled to happen in the summer and will be accompanied by a Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment. According to Ziad Ghadban, an infrastructure services manager for the city, the project would not be able to go ahead as designed without the demolition of the buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need is to correct the curvature and alignment of Sussex Drive between the Royal Canadian Mint and Boteler Street in order to include safe and continuous dedicated 1.5metre cycling lanes in each direction,â&#x20AC;? Ghadban said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dedicated cycling lanes would not be possible without the realignment.â&#x20AC;? Members of the Lowertown Community Association, however, arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t convinced. The group doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home or any of the other homes demolished. In a letter addressed to the National Capital Commission, the city and area politicians, association president Marc Aubin made an appeal for the homes to be saved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taken as a whole, losing another one or two buildings is not going to affect this neighbourhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage,â&#x20AC;? Aubin wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, when one considers how much has already been lost... then the question becomes are we reaching a point where it has

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A young Adrienne Clarkson hung out in her Lowertown home in the 1940s. The home is now scheduled for demolition to make room for a wider road on Sussex Drive. This proposal does not sit well with some residents in Lowertown. become meaningless to call this a heritage district?â&#x20AC;? As for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims the demolitions are necessary to accommodate the cycling lanes, the letter expressed the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stance that the need to preserve Lowertownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage should be paramount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cycling is a worthy mode of transportation that is strongly supported by many people in Lowertown; however, there is a serious concern that heritage buildings should not be demolished in the name of this good cause,â&#x20AC;? Aubin wrote in the letter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If cycling is the excuse today, another worthy cause might be the excuse to-

morrow.â&#x20AC;? Instead, the community feels that a more responsible approach would be to reallocate road space, such as remove a lane or use shared car/bike lanes. They have also proposed moving the houses away from the affected area. As for Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old home, Aubin said the history of the building should be celebrated, not ignored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many other governor generals can boast that they went from humble beginnings and ended up in the highest office in the land?â&#x20AC;? Aubin said. As for Clarksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings on her old home, she admits she was saddened to hear it

was poised to be demolished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Objectively I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I love my house, save it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Clarkson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(But) I would feel better if it was going to be torn down to make room for a hospital or a retirement home, I would have to say that.â&#x20AC;? She isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, however, unused to seeing homes she grew up in being torn down to make way for urban development. Clarkson recalled a former home in Toronto being torn down to make way for the Bloor subway line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think I am seeing a pattern of my homes being lost to transportation,â&#x20AC;? Clarkson said. Her life has involved com-

munity activism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she was involved in the campaign to save the Annex in Toronto from becoming part of a doomed proposal for the Spadina Expressway in the late 1960s and early 1970s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and although she has great memories of living in the Lowertown home, Clarkson said this fight is not hers, but the current residents of the community. Meanwhile, the residents remain hopeful a compromise can be reached to save the homes. The city is holding an open house at the National Gallery on April 12 at 6 p.m. to provide more information about the project.

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Westboro resident’s opera company produces upcoming show, La Traviata Kristy Strauss

EMC entertainment - When Maria Pellegrini was only five years-old, she didn’t want to play regular games with her friends, she wanted to play theatre. “When I was five or six years old, I said I’m going to be on the stage, be a prima donna and sing,” Pellegrini recalls with a smile. “I’d go up on a chair and say I’m not singing unless you pay me.” She said her parents worked very hard to provide a good life for her, but neither were into opera or the arts. “I think it came from God. My mother and father never saw an opera,” she said, adding her father’s first opera experience was a production featuring his daughter. “He came to the dressing room and he said ‘Maria, I liked it, but tell me something – where did you learn all of that? I never let you out of the house.’ ” Pellegrini continued through life pursuing her passion for opera and nine years ago, she started up her own opera company in Ottawa called Pellegrini Opera and on April 20 and 21, she will

present Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata at Dominion Chalmers United Church on Cooper Street. While she said the show would normally cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce, the upcoming Ottawa show will impress audiences with its talented artists. “The girls will bring their own evening gowns, and the men will have tuxedos,” Pellegrini said. “Everything will be beautiful. There’s not big scenery, but the singing and acting will be phenomenal.” She said it’s important for audiences in Ottawa to see an opera, especially since there is no official opera house in the city. She said she often gets positive feedback from her audience, who say the atmosphere was “cozy and intimate.” “Some people love it, and they always come back,” said Pellegrini. “I’ve been promoting it to people who can’t afford to go to New York and there’s people here in Ottawa who’ve never seen a concert. I want to promote opera to everybody so they can learn what it’s all about.” Finding the perfect venue can sometimes be a challenge, she said.

Pellegrini will often use church spaces to house her performances and said Dominion Chalmers is one of the best spaces she has used in the city. “It has good acoustics, but other churches are not suitable because there’s too much echo, or the chairs are too low,” Pellegrini said. “My dream is to buy an old church and turn it into an opera house, even if it’s not very big. But it’s only a dream.” Since starting her opera company, she also said there’s been quite a following of supporters – including the Taiwanese community. Pellegrini said La Traviata’s music director, D. Kai Ma, will act as conductor while also playing the piano for the show. The artist has attracted the Taiwanese community and Pellegrini said he’s one of the many talents audiences will see at the show. “He’s a great talent,” she said. “A lot of great musicians can play the piano and conduct, and he’s one of them.” Pellegrini said she’s been reaching out to other parts of the Ottawa community to bring them opera and she said she hopes to attract audi-

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Westboro resident Maria Pellegrini heads Pellegrini Opera and is the artistic director the company’s upcoming show, La Traviata, which is taking place as Dominion Chalmers United Church on Cooper Street April 20 and 21, starting at 7:30 p.m. ence members from all backgrounds. “When they come, they love it,” she said. “My dream is for them to come and see what it’s all about. If you

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Public Meeting – New Splash Pad in Fairlea Park I am happy to let you know that I secured funding in the 2012 Capital Budget for a brand new splash pad in Fairlea Park located at 2659 Fairlea Crescent. I would like to invite you, as a member of our vibrant community, to attend a public consultation meeting in order to see the preliminary concept plans for the splash pad and to provide your input and comments. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre, 1560 Heatherington Road. A formal presentation by City staff will begin at 7:15 p.m. This is your opportunity to participate in the design development of an exciting new park facility in our community. For more information, please contact Paul Landry, Senior Project Manager with the City of Ottawa’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Branch at 613-580-2424 ext. 24392 or I am hopeful that the splash pad will be built in time for families to enjoy by late summer, but at this point there are no guarantees. There’s a lot of work to be done and I look forward to receiving your input as we work through the process.

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Alyssa Shouldice, left, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Cole Neville take a few moments to talk about family pets after officially launching Daffodil Month in Canada. Both young cancer patients presented the Governor General and his wife with bouquets of daffodils at the Rideau Hall greenhouses on April 3.

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treatments by April 2013. Both children had time to sit with the Johnstons and discuss a favourite subject, their dogs. The Cancer Society uses the month-long campaign to raise cancer awareness with the volunteers raising money through the sale of yellow daffodil pins as well as the flowers themselves. “We want to create a movement across Canada and see thousands of Canadians wearing the daffodil pin,” Goodhand said. “United by the daffodil, we will show people living with cancer that they don’t have to face cancer alone, and we won’t give up until all forms of the disease are defeated.” April 27 has been identified as Daffodil Day by the society and is used to mark all the work accomplished throughout the month and offer Canadians a day to reflect on the impact the disease has on the country. “We encourage Canadians to do something special on Daffodil Day for those living with cancer or to contribute in some way to the fight against cancer,” Goodhand said. For more information about the Canadian Cancer Society of Daffodil Month please check out their website at

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EMC news - Two young cancer patients presented Gov. Gen David Johnston with bouquets of daffodils at Rideau Hall on April 3 to mark the beginning of the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual fundraising campaign. Alyssa Shouldice, 6, and Cole Neville, 7, visited the greenhouses at the Governor General’s official residence with their families, presenting the bouquets Johnston and his wife Sharon to launch Daffodil Month. Cancer Society president Peter Goodhand used the occasion to encourage all Canadians to participate. “I am honoured to be here with Alyssa and Cole and their families,” Goodhand said. “The good news is over 60 per cent of people diagnosed with cancer will survive, but that is not good enough.” Both Alyssa and Cole were diagnosed with rare cancers in 2010 and have spent much of their lives since fighting the odds and fighting their disease. Cole, a shy, truck-loving boy was declared cancer-free in July 2011, while Alyssa is still in treatment, but is back at school and will complete her

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April OC Transpo Improvements OC Transpo has released their transit service changes and adjustments that will be made starting Sunday, April 22nd, and Monday, April 23rd, 2012. These service improvements are the result of customer comments and operational review. Our ward will see improvements to routes 143 and 144 through added trips at key times. Routes 40, 87, and 98 will see the addition of articulated buses to allow for increased capacity during peak trips. Once the new service begins, customers can find up-to-date schedules by visiting, using, calling 613-560-1000, or texting 560560. Applications for Camp FFIT now available The Ottawa Fire Services is inviting young women between the ages of 15 and 19 to apply for a position in Camp FFIT, an annual camp aimed at educating young women about a career in fire fighting. Participants will be able to take part in activities like search and rescue, aerial ladder climbs, and fighting simulated fires. Participants will also have a chance to interact with men and women who are students in the Pre-Service Fire Fighter programs and firefighters from neighbouring communities. The camp will be held between August 13th and 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fire Services Training Centre at 898 Industrial Avenue. For full program details and applications visit For questions please email campffit@ or call 613-580-2424 ext. 29032. Proposed Noise By-law amendment A public meeting will be held on April 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. inside the Andrew S. Haydon Hall located in City Hall at 110 Laurier Ave West. This meeting will discuss the consideration being given to the possibility of amending the Noise By-law to make tenants and lessees of residents more accountable for the noise they are generating. Public comments can be heard at the meeting or in advance by fax at 613-580-2473 or email to Christine.hartig@ottawa. ca. For more information please contact Ms. Hartig at 613-580-2424 ext. 25629.

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The transition to full-day kindergarten Brier Dodge

EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Its 7:05 a.m. at Fallingbrook Community Elementary School, and the first kindergarten students are being dropped off for the day, their Spiderman backpacks filled with snacks and spare clothes. Some of them will stay until almost 6 p.m., with the combination of the third-party daycare on site and the fullday kindergarten program launched in September. Darlene Glover was one of the parents who dropped off her children, Logan, 7, and Parker, 4, at the onsite daycare before school started. Parker is part of the first full-day kindergarten class at the school, but happily attended the daycare for two months before he started school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes it easier at the end of the day,â&#x20AC;? said Glover, who said she knows that the daycare staff are talking to Parkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers during the transition to his classroom, with the doors only metres apart. It was a long day to start the school year with, for the many three-year-olds that were part of Debbie Finlay-Parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior kindergarten class in September. Finlay-Parent also teaches with an early childhood educator (ECE) every day, Kayleen Lapointe. The students in her class all turned four-years-old starting by last July, meaning the majority were still only threeyears-old for their first days of school. Finlay-Parent, known as Miss Debbie to her kids, has been teaching at Fallingbrook for 20 years and lives walking distance away; her daughter now teaches at the school and her grandchildren are students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big jump in,â&#x20AC;? she

admitted, of the students who come to her with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;big range of base of knowledge.â&#x20AC;? Some parents choose to send their children half days to start, to ease them into fullday, every day, but the majority of the other students are together full days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though the day is longer, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more broken up,â&#x20AC;? Finlay-Parent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for the questions, time for the children to get involved.â&#x20AC;? The day is broken up with French, computer time, gym time, a quiet period, outdoor

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The curriculum is very broad. It covers all the subjects, but how you go about doing it is different.â&#x20AC;? DEBBIE FINLAY-PARENT

play and two â&#x20AC;&#x153;nutritional breaksâ&#x20AC;? that are part of the new balanced day model, that means students eat two small meals a day, instead of one in the middle of the day. But along with the full-day program came a new curriculum, which is still a draft version. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The schedule is very complicated,â&#x20AC;? Finlay-Parent said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The curriculum is very broad. It covers all the subjects, but how you go about doing it is different.â&#x20AC;? The curriculum says that learning has to be inquiry based, meaning the children indicate what they want to learn about, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trains or outer space. It mandates the children must have two one-hour uninterrupted play times. In Finlay-Parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class, this indicates time students have to go to the variety of stations

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A student in Fallingbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior kindergarten full-day program plays at an activity station set up in the classroom. she has set up. Some of the children elect to go make â&#x20AC;&#x153;puffy bunniesâ&#x20AC;? (painting a bunny cutout with a mix of shaving cream and white glue) before switching over to the painting station, while others are happy playing with blocks for the majority of the time. The bunny station was a favourite for four-year old Jolie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to stay here forever,â&#x20AC;? she said with a big smile. The new format means they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t assigned stations to start at, except for the start of the day, when several go to the journal station for about 15 minutes, and then feed into

play time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meant to encourage self-directed learning and independent problem-solving and decision making. When students Danica and Miah come to tell Miss Debbie there is only one toy that both of them want to use during play time, she instructs them to work it out between them. Seconds later, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found a solution by themselves. Teachers are asked to then evaluate activities based on each individual child through the same activities, helping one work more on gross motor skills, another on sharing. But the teachers and the

classrooms are stretched fairly thin, even with the ECE assigned to the classroom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our class sizes are huge,â&#x20AC;? Finlay-Parent said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter much at the several times throughout the day the students yell â&#x20AC;&#x153;group hugâ&#x20AC;? and run to surround a visitor, but it can mean a tight squeeze on classroom space. With the half-day program, students used to show up after lunch, or leave right before. Now, feeding 25 four-year-olds at once leads to some bottlenecking at bathroom time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not uncommon to see one of the students run across the hall

to the next kindergarten class to use the washroom, when the one in their class is busy. Fallingbrook was chosen as one of the schools to implement the full-day program in year two because they could accommodate all the children without capital expenses, said principal Denise Norris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students have managed very well,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think full day learning is really supposed to provide play-based learning, but not all children are ready for that. Younger children might have a bit more difficulty.â&#x20AC;? See CHANGES on page 37


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Changes to the curriculum with full-day learning From page 35

Norris emphasized that the full-day program isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a pilot project, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply in year two. Fallingbrook heard from schools that implemented it in year one, and will pass on their experience to the schools who implement it in years three, four and five. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to keep adjusting to the needs of the kids,â&#x20AC;? Norris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to be patient, innovative, flexible.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a change for some teachers, who have spent years teaching a more formalized curriculum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With full day, we need to change our teaching,â&#x20AC;? Norris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll change their learning.â&#x20AC;? The curriculum wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only shocking change for veteran teachers. Used to teaching solo in their classroom, with the occasional aid of a parent-volunteer, they now work closely with the ECE every day. Lapointe came from a daycare background with smaller student-teacher ratios, and had to adjust to the times of the day where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsible for the entire class. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an adjustment for both halves of the teaching staff to co-teaching, developing day plans and learning units together as a pair. The ECE educational background is different, focusing

on the very youngest in the school system, instead of the wider primary years studied by teachers. It means during gym class, the teacher might ask Lapointe what will help the tiny four-year olds best improve their gross-motor skills, knowing she brings a different skill set. Lapointe is fortunate to have a good schedule, a result of working in a full day classroom with a third party daycare. In the extended day program being implemented at other schools with full-day kindergarten programs, the same ECEs who teach in the classroom provide before and after-school care in a boardrun program. Lapointeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only ECE that many of the kids will work with, with the daycare staff next door to the kindergarten class all ECE certified. SEAMLESS DAY

The classroom and daycare ECEs have different days. The daycare ECEs arrive early, break mid-day, and return again in time to make snack and be prepared for the end of the school day. As the school day ends, the children who attend the daycare â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 in total, but 30 in kindergarten â&#x20AC;&#x201C; head to the daycare door to anxiously hear what snack is going to be.

That day, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cucumber and cream cheese wheels; the craft is bunny ears for the upcoming Easter weekend. The atmosphere has changed from the classroom, as the staff count the number of children in each room to make sure that their ratios are in tact. The daycare, run through Global Child Services, a nonprofit, falls under the Day Nurseries Act, which means the children have to be in a specific low-ratio bracket. It also means that one student, feeling a bit ill, can have his temperature taken, something the school isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confirmed that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a fever, and parents are called. This is a different system than other schools are using with the extended day program, run through the board. The extended day program is more of an extension of the classroom, with the same rooms and ECEs usually being used. At Fallingbrook, they use a third-party daycare, which falls under the Day Nurseries Act and is administered by Global Child Care Services, unlike the board run extended day before and after care. The principal is left to administrate the before and after school care when the program is run by the board. Fallingbrook parents are happy with the system they

use, and have strongly advocated for the benefits of Global Child Care Services at the school to the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board should focus on education,â&#x20AC;? said Glover, about the difference if her sons were put in an extended day program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The daycare) is a different way of interacting with children thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different from the classroom.â&#x20AC;? The daycare program is also open Monday to Friday year-round, closed only on statutory holidays. It means parents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t left scrambling to find different arrangements with different people on March break or come summer time for their children. Fallingbrook was built to have a daycare, with the original plans having a parent-run daycare facility on site. Global Child Services began running services over 10 years ago, and has become a part of the school that parents have strongly embraced. Audrey Richards, daycare director, is the community representative on the school council, and was ecstatic that the full-day kindergarten hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eliminated Global from their place in the school in favour of the extended day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all or nothing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board has come up with a great comprises. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really thrilled itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come to this for our families.â&#x20AC;?

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Playtime in junior kindergarten can be colouring, playing with bricks, or whatever the students choose. Global has received confirmation they would be back for the 2012-13 school year, meaning they can keep creating what they refer to as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;seamless dayâ&#x20AC;? for the quarter of the students that come through the daycare as part of their time at the school. Part way through the day,

Richards popped by FinlayParentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classroom, a common back and forth that goes on for the two educators, and various others at the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been a partnership,â&#x20AC;? Norris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really are proud of the fact we call ourselves a community school.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC news - Following the success of a residents’ committee formed to engage with the city during last year’s Bank Street reconstruction, Capital Coun. David Chernushenko is looking to repeat the feat, this time for the Lansdowne Park project. Announced during a meeting of the Glebe Community Association on March 27, the proposed public advisory committee will look at traffic issues that arise from the reconstruction of Lansdowne. “The committee will look at issues concerning parking, cyclists and transit,” Chernushenko said, adding the committee will consist of residents from the Glebe, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East

and representatives from business improvement areas. Chernushenko said he was please with the success of the similar committee established during the Bank Street reconstruction as it proved to be an effective way to address issues as opposed to public forums, which more often than not only lead to unproductive finger-pointing. But the councillor said the formation of the committee will not preclude such public forums or other means of gathering input from the broader community. He assured those gathered at the March 27 meeting that there will still be public meetings, depending on the topics at hand. When the city announced the official development plans

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A Lansdowne Park traffic committee has been created to help address concerns residents in the key neighbourhood surrounding the development may have. for the downtown park, community associations such as the Glebe and Old Ottawa

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Kitchen table talk discusses healthy food in Ottawa schools University of Ottawa and Just Food program promotes proper nutrition

EMC community - About 15 people took part in a kitchen table talk at Credible Edibles in Hintonburg on April 4 as part of a grassroots initiative to bring healthier foods into Ottawa schools. Food for All is a community-based project led by Just Food and the University of Ottawa. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been made possible by a three-year funding grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and proposes to develop a city where the entire community creates an awareness of the impact of food choices in children and youth. Participants involved in raising awareness in healthy food, like teachers, scientists and members of school parent councils, came together to brainstorm ideas for the initiative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of at Devonshire is how involved we are in the community and the excitement teachers have for getting students involved and having a community garden,â&#x20AC;? said Sar-

ah Sorensen, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the parent council at Devonshire Public School. Those involved in the kitchen table talk discussed the idea of starting a community garden in schools so children become more aware of healthy eating and where their food comes from. Stephen Skoutajan, a teacher at Devonshire, talked about the benefits Devonshire derives from its own community garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids are getting involved in local issues,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know kids enjoy eating the healthy food they make in garden or food we purchase form local organic farms. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about getting kids involved in being engaged with communities and eating healthy.â&#x20AC;? Allegra Newman, who led the talk, said she has a child who enjoys the garden the family has at home and she can see how children genuinely enjoy working in a garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a small child who loves to be in the garden,â&#x20AC;? Newman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She picks up vegetables from the backyard and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phenomenal. You can

see that magic.â&#x20AC;? David Farley, a teacher at Fisher Park Public School, said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to put pressure on the board to get more community gardens at schools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a critical mass opens so many doors,â&#x20AC;? Farley said, adding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for schools to communicate with each other about the benefits of community gardens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can build that critical mass and be a part of it, perhaps more administrators will jump on board.â&#x20AC;? Newman said the challenges and ideas participants discussed at the meeting will go back to the Food for All Project. Just Foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to work towards a vibrant, just and sustainable food system in the Ottawa region, by promoting a view of food as key to human identity and community and that advocates localized food systems as key to achieving environmental sustainability and social justice. For more information on Just Food and the Food for All project, visit the Just Food website at

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Kanata woman tempts death CN Cycle for CHEO to be held May 6 to raise funds for cancer Majority of competitors not expected to finish Vermont’s annual ‘death race’ Stuart Thornley

EMC news – A Morgan’s Grant woman is planning to compete in Vermont’s grueling annual death race. Just like the 2008 Jason Statham movie of the same name most participants will not be passing the finish line. This endurance race is made up of mud runs, obstacle racing, trail racing, physical and mental challenges all in a 48-hour adventure race. It is estimated that 90 per cent of all runners don’t make it to the end. Morgan McKay is trying to make it into that ten per cent. McKay is relatively new to the jogging world but wants to constantly push herself past her limits. “I suck at running,” said McKay. “I got hired at the Running Room and started jogging with them and now I’m the 10 (kilometre run). instructor.” McKay’s impromptu training did not end there. She began running in the Gatineau hill’s and pushing a tire alongside her while she jogged uphill at

Mooney’s Bay. McKay realized soon after she finished her first Spartan race in Ottawa, a five kilometer sprint, that she was addicted. “I went home and I researched when I could run another race and all of them were in the U.S. so I went to New York and I did one that was harder and I loved it,” said McKay. “From there I did two more, one in Texas and one in Miami.”

‘I just want to show people that if you just break something down into steps and you really prepare for it you can do anything.’ MORGAN MCKAY

From there McKay wanted to try her luck at one of the hardest races out there; the Pittsfield, Vermont Death Race. Competitors are given between 15 and 20 endurance tasks, like haul-

ing large logs or crawling under barbed wire, along the 40-mile course. They may also be given stationary tasks along the way, like chopping wood for two hours or being required to memorize the first 10 U.S. presidents and recite the names after climbing a mountain. Very fitting considering the address for the Death Race’s website is ‘’. Mckay has taken this all in stride. “This will be the hardest thing I ever do in my life,” said McKay. “I just want to show people that if you just break something down into steps and you really prepare for it you can do anything.” McKay is confident she will be one of the few that actually make it passed the finish line on June 15. This unconventional competition will test your absolute limits and breaking points both physically and psychologically. It is built to break the weak of the body and mind. You have to apply for the race in order to be an entrant.

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EMC news - On Sunday, May 6, the CN Cycle for CHEO will use downtown Ottawa as its backdrop when cyclists, inline skaters and walkers gather to raise funds for kids with cancer. All of the action will take place at the Canadian War Museum on the Ottawa River Parkway and participants will be treated to beautiful scenic routes that only our nation’s capital can offer. The CN Cycle for CHEO has raised more than $1.7 million over the last three years, with all of those funds used to help kids with cancer. One of the highlights for participants is the fully supported routes that have been set up to further enhance the urban cycling experience. All routes begin and end at the Canadian War Muse-

um and will take riders along the Ottawa River Parkway, Queen Elizabeth Driveway, through the Central Experimental Farm, downtown streets and the Rockcliffe Parkway. Lebreton Flats, adjacent to the Canadian War Museum, also provides an amazing environment for the numerous family activities and entertainment that participants have come to expect. All money raised at the CN Cycle for CHEO will go to help kids with cancer. CHEO is the main beneficiary, with a portion of proceeds also going to Candlelighters and Ronald McDonald House. “We are very excited about this year’s edition of the CN Cycle for CHEO,” says Kevin Keohane of the CHEO Foundation. “Our incentive prizes are fantastic and one lucky participant is going to win a new car.” Other prizes include airfare for two. CN Cycle is not a competitive race however, the most ambitious participants can take part in the Ericsson 70K Cycle or the Coughlin & Associates 35K Cycle. Esso is sponsoring the 15K Cycle and In-line Skate and PSAC is sponsoring the 5K

and 2K wlks. Anyone wanting to support the CN Cycle for CHEO can register online or download a pledge form at www. Participants are reminded to bring completed and signed pledge forms and pledges when they register. The fee is $40 per participant, $20 for youth 14 and under. All registered participants will receive a bib that will entitle them to enjoy the walking or cycling events and food. Those unable to participate can support the McDonald’s Dream Team, three inspiring CHEO cancer patients representing the thousands of patients who rely on CHEO each and every day. You can pledge online at or call 613-737-7979. Upon finishing the routes, there will be plenty of fun activities for people of all ages, inlcuding face painters, a family barbecue, slides for the kids, a magic show, moon bouncer and a petting zoo. A special wrap-up, awards and cheque presentation will be held at noon. For information visit





Lucy is a beautiful spayed female lynx point Siamese and Domestic Shorthair tabby mix who is approximately six years old. She was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on March 22, and is looking for a forever family that understands her independent streak! She loves to find sunny, quiet places to rest. Lucy has a delicate and timid personality and would really love an experienced owner who can slowly help her come out of her shell. She gets along best with older teens and adults, and she would rather not be overwhelmed by loud noises, fast movements or a boisterous home.

Speedy is a spayed female Domestic Shorthair cat who is approximately six years old. She was surrendered to the Ottawa Humane Society the day before Christmas Eve, on Dec. 23, 2011. Speedy likes to sleep in bed with her human companions, and she has a very affectionate and friendly disposition. She tolerated the two Chihuahuas she lived with temporarily in her foster home, but she would probably do best in a dog-free home. Speedy needs to stay safe and sound indoors and not be let outdoors to run freely. Stop by the Adoption Centre at 245 West Hunt Club Road weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the OHS website at to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption or call 613-725-3166 ext 258.




Another factor to consider, besides your cat’s safety, is your cat’s effect on the environment and the nuisance he or she might unwittingly create for neighbours. Cat fights are noisy and offensive; unsterilized cats breed indiscriminately; their spraying and feces are pollutants; they get into garbage; ruin gardens; cause car accidents; cause damage to a car’s paint job; spread diseases; kill wildlife; and in some cases, inflict wounds on people and other animals. Is this freedom? Outdoor cats are not free. They fight a daily battle for survival against exposure to the elements, accidents, disease, poison, abuse and fights with other animals, theft or loss. On average an outdoor cat lives approximately

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three years while the lifespan of a cat that has been kept indoors (and supervised while outdoors) is approximately 15 years. The Ottawa Humane Society recommends that you keep your feline companion on a harness or under supervision when outside. Harness training is a safe way to allow your cat to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors. Have a microchip installed in your animal as a precaution against loss. A microchip implant will provide your pet with identification that lasts a lifetime. Harness training is a safe way to allow your cat to experience the pleasures of the great outdoors. Ensure your cat’s safety. Your feline companion and your neighbours will thank you!

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What may be desired is not necessarily the safest... Even though cats may love to have the freedom of running around outside, so too would dogs whose freedom we strictly control. In fact, small children would relish the opportunity to roam freely all day, with little or no regard for their safety. In today’s world this freedom is just not possible. Society has established many rules for our protection. We wouldn’t think of allowing our small children to go outside alone where they are exposed to many dangers, yet many cat owners readily open the door for feline friends to go out unsupervised not knowing if they will return the same day, the next day, or ever. Are you a good neighbour?


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here’s one type of glove that is really useful in the kitchen. It’s the thin latex type, sometimes referred to as CSI gloves. If you’re not familiar with the TV series, CSI stands for Crime Scene Investigation. You can buy these gloves by the boxful at most pharmacies and you’ll quickly discover how many uses they have around the kitchen. The gloves will keep your hands clean when you’re mixing meatloaf, or shaping meatballs or hamburger patties. If you’re dipping meat, chicken or fish in a liquid such as milk or egg, then in flour or bread crumbs, or in a barbecue sauce, the latex gloves will really come in handy to keep your hands clean. If you’re mixing or shaping cookie dough or kneading a sticky biscuit or bread dough, wearing CSI gloves reduces the mess in the kitchen. Slip the gloves off when you have to transfer a baking sheet or pan to the oven and you won’t be transferring bits of dough to everything you touch. And if you’re interrupted when you’re in the middle of a messy task, you can slip off the gloves and respond to

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Food ‘n’ Stuff the interruption, whether it’s the phone ringing or a family member in need. To avoid cross-contamination, always discard the gloves after handling any raw meat or egg product. If you use the heavier yellow rubber kitchen gloves to wash dishes, you probably find that it’s always the right hand glove that gets a hole in it first. When that happens, instead of throwing out both gloves, keep the left hand glove. Turning the left glove inside out will make it into a glove that fits the right hand. Keep it as a spare for the next time you need to replace a right hand glove. And here’s another tip that you may find useful, particularly if you have a large collection of cookbooks. You may find, as I do, that you remember seeing a recipe, but you can’t recall which cookbook it was in. Consider starting an index

of your own for the recipes that you’re most likely to try. Whenever you browse through a cookbook, have a notebook handy. When you come across a recipe that you’d like to try, jot down the name of the recipe and the title of the cookbook in your notebook. Include the page number and any extra comments that will help you remember later what was special about it. Then, when you’re looking for a particular recipe, you’ll be able to check your own personalized index to find it. This will make it much easier to find the recipe. It also helps to use a sticky note to mark the page in the cookbook. Jot down the name of the recipe on the note and stick it on the appropriate page with the recipe name showing above the top of the page.

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CNIB volunteer shares her story EMC news - “You will eventually go blind.” Those are the words Betty Meacher heard when she was 34 years old and the mother of four children. As Meacher began to lose her vision, she turned to CNIB to help maintain her independence. She has learned that travelling alone with vision loss doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it can be a liberating experience, and caring specialists are there every step of the way. Meacher also rediscovered the joys of reading through the CNIB Library which is Canada’s largest library for people who are unable to read traditional print. Meacher uses a DAISY (digital accessible information system) player. These machines allow individuals with vision loss to access a variety of materials, including books, in audio format. “Over the past 30 years CNIB has provided support to help me move forward as my sight gradually faded away,” said Meacher. Meacher, now 74, has chosen to give back to CNIB through volunteering. “It’s one way to say thank you,” she said. Meacher serves as a leader for CNIB’s ambassador program. She works with other volunteers who have vision loss to help improve the eye health of residents in her community and eliminate avoidable sight loss. Every time ambassadors share their stories with a group of community leaders, speak to a service club about vision health or discuss CNIB programs and

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Group looking to establish French Quarter in Vanier Michelle Nash

EMC news – A new project pitched by a francophone economic development group has some members of the community dreaming of Ottawa’s very own French Quarter. A new proposal from Réseau National de Développement économique francophone Ontario is looking to turn Montreal Road in Vanier into the city’s designated French Quarter. “The designation would be much like that of the Little Italy or a Chinatown which currently already exists,” said Guillaume Lamb, the organization’s proj-

ect spokesman. Vanier is already known as one of the city’s prominently francophone areas and the organization’s goal is to celebrate and promote that unique cultural flavour. “There has been a general sense for a long time to designate the area,” Lamb said. “Ever since the fusion of the city of Ottawa and the old city of Vanier it was thought it would be nice to give a sense of belonging for francophones in the city.” With funding from Heritage Canada, the project is currently in the development stage. Lamb said this means they are work-

ing with the Vanier community to come up with ideas and strategies to help build on the proposed idea. “Vanier is close to downtown, with a huge diversity of people living in the neighbourhood,” he said. “There is also an historic aspect of the area, once being the place where French factory workers lived. We want to build on this history and differentiate the area as the French Quarter. We want to attract new business into the area and create something different.” From the perspective of the Vanier Business Improvement Area, the proposal is a positive

move. “It is very early in the process, but as members of the Vanier community, the merchants are open to creating a sense of place on our main street that will define our history through culture, art and heritage,” executive director Suzanne Valiquet said. The proposal also sat well with two community groups, the Vanier Community Association and Vanier Beautification. “It is really exciting and can not be anything but positive,” said Marguerite Beaulieu, chairwoman of Vanier Beautification.

Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said it could offer a fun twist for the area. “Obviously it is in the very early stages, but it could definitely define the neighbourhood,” Fleury said. He noted it would be important that whatever type of project moves forward, it does not exclude anyone already working or living in Vanier. The proposal has a great working example from which to draw experience and inspiration. A similar project in Quebec City revitalized the industrial area of St. Roche, turning it into a vibrant, bustling heart



of the city. The project did not happen overnight, with efforts starting in the 1990s that remain ongoing, but Lamb said this example is one the Vanier project can look towards. “Obviously the areas are different, but there are some aspects of inspiration we will take from St. Roche,” Lamb said. “The main idea is that we saw a great idea in the project from Quebec City and we decided from a community level we could learn and build from that for Vanier.” The project is looking long term, but will be focusing on small projects for the community.

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Sensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Karlsson at forefront of Norris debate By Rob Brodie Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enjoyed a front-row seat during this season for the ages. And Senators goaltender Craig Anderson minces no words when he talks about the massive impact Erik Karlssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many talents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fully unleashed in a system that emphasizes speed above all else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have had during Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprising run to a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been outstanding for us,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said of a blueliner who has emerged as a serious contender for the James Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top defenceman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the ice, he makes things happen.â&#x20AC;? No defenceman in the league owns a more impressive set of statistics than the 21-year-old Swede, a ďŹ rst-round pick by the Senators (15th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Heading into the ďŹ nal two games of the Senatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season, his 77 points (19 goals, 58 assists) were tops among all NHL blueliners and it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even a race â&#x20AC;&#x201D; next in line, both with 52 as of a week ago, were Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins and Brian Campbell of the Florida Panthers. Only three other defencemen in league

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson led all NHL blueliners in scoring by a wide margin. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the reasons heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a top contender for the Norris Trophy as the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top defencemen (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)

history have held a margin of at least 20 points over their nearest pursuer in a given season. All of them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bobby Orr, Paul Coffey and Denis Potvin â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are Hockey Hall of Famers. Through play last Wednesday, you also would have found Karlssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name atop the leaderboard among NHL blueliners in shots (252),

even-strength points (49), goals (16) and assists (33). He also rates second in power-play points (28) and ďŹ ve of his goals have been game winners. Proving that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all offence, the native of Landsbro, Sweden, tops all league blueliners in takeaways (64). But Karlssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value to the Senators goes way

Senatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first-round playoff tickets now on sale Believe it, Ottawa. Your Senators are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no better place to be than Scotiabank Place to catch all the excitement. Tickets for all openinground playoff home games are now on sale and available online at www.capitaltickets. ca, by calling 613-599-FANS (3267), 1-877-788-FANS (3267), or at The Sens Store locations at Carlingwood Mall and Place dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OrlĂŠans, any Ottawa Sports Experts

location, Les Galeries de Hull, and the arena box ofďŹ ce. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 13th time in the last 15 seasons that the Senators have advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are opening the post-season on the road, with Games 3, 4 and a potential Game 6 all slated to be played at Scotiabank Place. Senators season-seat owners who have renewed their seats for 2012-13 (in addition to any new season-seat purchasers) will be eligible to purchase playoff tickets at the same cost

as their regular-season seats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a savings which could amount to as much as a 60 per cent discount over the regular price. Also, season-seat packages for the 2012-13 season are currently on sale and will provide priority access for any additional 2012 playoff rounds. Half-season seat packages for the 2012-13 campaign are available for as low as $28 per seat per month (300-level seating) and as low as $130 per seat per month for 100-level seating.

beyond the numbers. Anderson, for one, will tell you there is no defenceman in the NHL who means more to his team in terms of its success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be where we are right now without him,â&#x20AC;? said Anderson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hands down, he is one of the main reasons why we sit where we sit (in a playoff position). I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that for any other defenceman in the league right now, that their team is so dependent on one player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not that we rely on just one player but in the grand scheme of things, he is our Sidney Crosby or whatever you want to call him for our team.â&#x20AC;? Karlsson hears this kind of praise and is clearly ďŹ&#x201A;attered by it all. But with a straight face, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you that there is only one statistic he concerns himself with in every game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the two points the Senators get for a win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy

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that people appreciate what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing and liking what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing out on the ice,â&#x20AC;? said Karlsson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I like that people are noticing this team is a good team ... I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing pretty consistently all year long.â&#x20AC;? He has also proven to be a perfect ďŹ t for the style of play head coach Paul MacLean has gotten his team to embrace since the start of his ďŹ rst season behind the Ottawa bench. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going fast,â&#x20AC;? as MacLean likes to put it, ďŹ ts right into Karlssonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheelhouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way the game is played now, you have to have a lot of speed,â&#x20AC;? said Karlsson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But you also have to have a lot of creativity, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be able to create opportunities for yourself. All the teams (in the NHL) play pretty solid defence and (MacLean) came in with that philosophy, that we needed to generate a lot of speed and create a lot of opportunities and not just sit back and hope the other team makes mistakes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been working pretty well for us.â&#x20AC;? Lest you think Karlsson is all about offence, Anderson points toward his plusminus rating, which stood at +19 with two games to go â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a huge jump from the -30 he sported a year ago. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s particularly impressive given that the Senatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal differential as a team is currently +13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Karl, look at his plus-minus,â&#x20AC;? said Anderson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s around +20 and Chara is around +35 and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the best team in the league for goal differential. And we have a +13 differential as a team and (Karlsson) is about +20. Right there, that shows you heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a competitor both offensively and defensively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen in his game is that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a two-way player. If he makes a mistake, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ďŹ rst guy back and he makes a big play defensively.â&#x20AC;? R0011347004_0412

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medical doctors were cycling behind the man and stopped to assist him. Finding no pulse, the doctors began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. An OC Transpo security ofďŹ cer also stopped and provided the doctors access to a deďŹ brillator. When members of the Ot-

tawa Fire Services and paramedics arrived, the paramedics began advanced medical care, while the ďŹ reďŹ ghters continued CPR. The man was revived and was talking to paramedics at the site of the incident. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

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Dominion-Chalmers United Church 355 Cooper Street at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 613-235-5143

Abundant Life Christian Fellowship

Pastors John & Christine Woods Upcoming Events: See website (613) 224-9122 for details email: Our Mission: Christ be formed in us (Galatians 4:19)



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Bells Corners United Church 3955 Richmond Rd. (at Moodie Dr.) Ministers: Rev. Angela Bailey Rev. Don Maclean Ruth Sword CE Coordinator Worship 10:00 am Sunday School & Crib Nursery 613-820-8103

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2400 Alta Vista Drive (613) 733 0131 Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; Ample parking; OC Transpo route 8 A warm welcome awaits you. Minister: Alex Mitchell

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St. Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church

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Parkdale United Church

Pleasant Park Baptist Invites you to our worship service with Rev. Dean Noakes Sundays at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886





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Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome

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Worship 10:30 Sundays

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other said it was a day to remember. Father said it was a day Mother took leave of her senses and he threw in “a fool and her money are soon parted” as well. It was a phrase he used often. Like the day Mother spent a whole quarter on a long distance phone call to her friend in New York, when a three cent stamp would have done just as well. The excitement started long before that special day, however. It all began when Mother decided what our family needed was a big dictionary. Just like the one that sat on the corner of Miss Crosby’s desk with the Bible. Mother had a continuing love affair with the English language and she thought every new word we could learn would be like, as she called it, “a jewel in our crown.” I was never able to figure that one out. My older sister Audrey wasn’t sure exactly what Mother meant either, although she was reasonably sure every

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories new word would have a lot to do with whatever success we would reach when we were all grown up. At any rate, Mother decided what our family needed was a big black Webster dictionary. There was an ad in the Philadelphia Inquirer and it would cost next to nothing and be shipped free any place in the world. It was up to every one of us, she said, to get the money. Father said we weren’t to count on him. What earthly good was a dictionary when your main concern was getting the wheat planted, the cows fed, the milking done and any other number of farm chores? His argument was lost on Mother and we five kids. That night, there was no sitting around the kitchen table

leafing through the Eaton’s catalogue. The boys’ whittling would have to wait. The job that night was to see how much money we could all come up with. Audrey and I got our hankies out of our wash stand drawer and untied the knot in the corner and were able to come up with 36 cents between us. The brothers, after emptying their overall pockets, added about 40 cents to the pot. Mother went to the blue sugar bowl in the back-to-thewall cupboard and took down the egg money. She emptied it out on the oilcloth-covered table and sorted the coins. There were no bills, just a couple quarters, a few dimes and several big brown pennies. It looked like we were a

long way off from what the ad was asking for in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was sure Father was grinning behind the Ottawa Farm Journal from his perch in the rocking chair by the Findlay Oval. Mother didn’t seem to be the least concerned. She filled out the coupon from the paper, wrote C.O.D. on it, put it in an envelope and Audrey was ordered to put it in our mailbox on the way to school the next morning. She said by the time the dictionary arrived, she would have earned the money from selling more eggs, butter, chickens and sticky buns door to door in Renfrew. And so the work began. Everyone, but Father of course, was on a mission. Every penny, every nickel was put in the blue sugar bowl building up for the day the mailman would deliver the big dictionary, that was coming all the way from New York. Would it ever arrive? Each day coming home from school that was the first thing we asked Mother as we piled

in the kitchen door. “Be patient,” she’d say. But we could

‘Mother had a love affair with the English language and thought every new word we could learn would be like, as she called it, ‘a jewel in our crown.’ ’

tell she was just as anxious as we were. Then one day, as we were coming down our long lane, there was Mother standing in the open doorway frantically waving her arms in the air. “It’s here ... it’s here!” We knew without asking what it was. There it was, in all its glory ... sitting on a clean white flour bag tea towel on the kitchen table. It was almost as big as the family bible. Moth-

er wouldn’t let any of us touch it until we had thoroughly washed our hands. Once we all had a good look at it, Mother carried it into the parlour and put it on the twig table. Rules were made on the spot. No one was to lay a finger on it until the hands had been washed. And no turning down a page to mark a place. No pencil marks underlining a word. We vowed to abide by every rule. After all, this was a major expense and it had to be treated with the utmost respect. Mother said if the dictionary was going to be worth anything, it had to be used, so we were to each find a word every night, write it down and become familiar with it. The ritual became part of our lives, just like browsing through Eaton’s catalogue and writing in our diaries. It opened up a whole new world for us on that backwoods farm deep in the heart of the Ottawa Valley and so began our lifelong love affair with words and the English language.

CHEO launches new services for children and youth with autism assess their children’s needs, approximately 100 parents have participated in education sessions and 50 children are actively participating in group sessions to address specific areas of need. This program is part of a province-wide initiative to provide additional services to children and youth with ASD, including those with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: Friday, April 13: The very successful Books, Beads and Breakfast is back Falcon Ridge Golf Club from 9.30 a.m. Tickets are $20. When purchasing a ticket readers should donate recent, gently used books. In return your ticket gives you a delicious breakfast as well as your choice of books from the book exchange at no cost. Kazuri Jewellery will also be for sale. The beads are hand made and hand painted in Africa. All funds raised by Grannies All About Kids for this event will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation supporting grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa dealing with the devastation caused by HIV/Aids. Call Joan at 613-821-2505 or email Bev at The Hunks with Hammers ladies night out is back! On Friday, April 13 enjoy a ladies night out at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm. Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased individually or by table. Funds will be designated this year to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation MapleSoft Centre, Eastern Ontario’s first centre for Cancer Survivorship. The Centre focuses on a new concept in cancer therapy. To date, we have raised

$66,837.50. For information email or call 613-821-2805. Museum: It’s About time come to the Canada Science and Technology and explore the different ways the Sun and stars can help us to tell time, and construct a fancy pocket sundial to take home. www. 613-991-3053 April 15: A Sunday Afternoon of Spring Fashions and Tea – Emmanuel United Church will be hosting a fashion show, featuring fashions by Melanie Lyne, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, with doors opening at 1:30 PM. The cost will be $20, numbers are limited. Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road. For further info and tickets call 613-7330437. April 17: Canadian Celiac Association Ottawa chapter a meeting for the newly diagnosed. Learn about the glutenfree diet, coping and more. The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m at the Riverside Churches of Ottawa, located on 3191 Riverside Dr. For more information email celiac @mgma. ca or call 613-786-1335.

April 19: The Trinity Community Garden information and registration meeting will be held on April at 7.00 p.m at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 480 Avalon Pl. Come and meet fellow gardeners. We will discuss the garden details for this season and answer any of your questions. You may register for a garden plot by completing a registration form and paying the $25.00 fee. For further information, please contact us at April 21 and 22: Friends of the Farm are hosting a Craft and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an incredible selection of items to choose from, and don’t forget to pick up some delicious baked goods. Building 72, C.E.F., Arboretum, east off Prince of Wales round-about, 613-230-3276, April 28 : Findlay Creek ‘s Spring Cleaning. Spring is here and the garbage that Winter left behind is in full view! Show your community pride and help clean up the neighborhood. Kids can earn volunteer hours. Join us from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. For more information contact to volunteer or for more information. April 29 : Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. 3 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church. 2345 Alta Vista Drive Ottawa, Ontario. Joint concert presented by Ottawa Brahms Choir and Harmonia Choir of Ottawa with guest choir Cross Town Youth Chorus under the direction of Kurt Ala-Kantti, accompanied by two pianos and percussion. Tickets: $10 for students, $20 advance, $25 at the door, Advance sale at Leading Note and Compact Music at 190 & 785-A Bank. For more information contact: 613-749-2391;; . Ongoing: Are you looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon as well as meet new

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Become a runner:. Become a faster runner. And help our cause. The Ottawa Running Club is a local grassroots non-profit that donates over $10,000 a year to charities local and abroad. Based out of three Bridgehead locations in Ottawa, the club teaches how to run, not just which direction to run. For full details visit Volunteer treasurer needed: The Friends of the Farm, a charitable, not-for-profit organization, seeks a volunteer treasurer to manage its financial affairs including, all receivables and disbursements. Duties include preparation and presentation of updated financial statements for monthly Board meetings, financial reports at the annual general meeting, and preparation of annual financial statements and charitable organization returns. Professional designation and/or experience managing the finances of a company or charitable organization preferred. Please forward resume to or by mail to Charles Craddock, President, Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Arboretum, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6 Seniors activities: Gloucester South Seniors at 4550 Bank St. offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by bus and has free parking. For more information call 613-821-0414. Free community programs: Come out to Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre and participate in the following free programs.

• Mondays 1 p.m-3p.m and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m-12:00p. m: Join our Seniors Social Drop-In program. Come in for an informal chat, play a game of Rummy-o or Bingo, have a cup of coffee/tea…so much you can do! • Monday Movies 1 p.m3p.m: Come and enjoy a variety of oldies movies each Monday. A calendar is available at our front desk. • Last Monday of the month: Book Club (3-4 p.m) Join other avid readers to discuss the book of the month. • Tuesdays (9:30am-12 p.m.): Crochet and Knitting Club: Bring your crochet and knitting material and join others for interesting conversations while sharing your patterns. • Tuesday and Thursdays: Walking Club (1:15 p.m-2:15 p.m) Come out and join us for a walk in our gymnasium. Go at your own pace as you exercise to bopping music! • Thursdays: Games Afternoon (1:30pm-3:30pm) Come out and play a game of cards, trivia, board games, puzzles…or bring out one of your favourites!! For more information, please contact Jackie Ough at 613-260-1299. Newcomers club: Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join our activities and meet new friends. Activities include bridge, scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, outings, and craft time. Check www.ottawanewcomersclub. ca. For more information call 613 860 0548 or Mondays and Fridays: Are you looking to increase endurance, increase flexibility, strength and balance as well as meet new people and have fun? Then you will benefit from the Take Time to be Wholely (as in body, mind and spirit) exercise programs for seniors. The program takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., from 10:30 to 11:30, with lunch and fellowship on Friday from 11:30 to 1:00. Instructors are

qualified. For more information call 613-733-0437 Mondays and Thursdays: The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613-821-1930 for more information. Wednesdays: Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness! Share the music and joy of dance. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt - but you can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Wednesday evenings at the Osgoode Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email Wednesdays: Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come and join us at The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a FREE women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a 5 minute inspirational “Fit Tip”! For any questions contact the church office at 613-2388182. Wednesday Evenings: Yoga - Come experience the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a brand new beginner, yoga has much to offer all of us regardless of our natural abilities or body shape. Takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Instructors are qualified. Call 613-7330437 if you need more information. Fridays: Five pin bowling league is encouraging senior citizens over 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise, requires no special ability and fosters fellowship and goodwill. Members range from 50 to 90.

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people? Then join us for an afternoon of Bridge. Takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road, from 1:00 pm to 3:30pm every Wednesday. All skill levels will find a challenging foursome. Call 613-733-0437 if you need more information.

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Ottawa South EMC - Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ottawa South EMC  
Ottawa South EMC  

April 12, 2012