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South Keys public school starts construction on two play structures Eddie Rwema Eddie.rwema@metroland.com

EMC news – Work has begun to install two new play structures at Dunlop Public School in South Keys. The play structures, one for kindergarten students and the other for use by primary grades students, will be ready for use before the start of school in September, said Andrea LalibertĂŠ, chair of the Dunlop Public School parent council. The school’s parent council collected more than $15,000 for the project, raising the money with several fundraisers over the past seven years, including pizza, chocolate, bake and book sales as well as from donations from parents. They also received $15,000 from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the city to fund the project. “We have been told that realistically, it could happen but they (contractors) are totally dependent on the inspections,â€? said LalibertĂŠ . “The goal is to have it open as quickly in the fall as we possibly can, but we want it to be safe.â€? At first, the goal was to put in a new play structure for primary grades students, but with the introduction of fullday kindergarten last year, the parent council saw a need to build a separate play structure of the younger children. See PLAY, page 2

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EMC sports – After four trips to the finals over the past 13 years, the Ottawa Fury won their first-ever WLeague Championship at Algonquin College Soccer Complex on Sunday, July 29. Nepean native Jasmine Phillips stopped two penalty kicks as the Fury went on to beat the Pali Blues, a team that went undefeated during the regular season, 4-3 on penalty kicks. The game went into extra

time with the teams tied 1-1. The Blues Nikki Washington scored two minutes into the first half, with Pali holding Ottawa off the scoreboard until the final seconds of the second half when the Fury’s Melissa Busque pounced on a rebound to tie the game. The Fury’s victory capped a remarkable career for homegrown star Phillips who got her start with the Fury’s youth development program. “It feels amazing. We knew that there was a long history of us not quite getting there and today we really wanted to

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The Blues came into Sunday’s game looking to win their third W-League title and they posed a constant threat to the Fury’s defence. “They are a great team. Lot’s of quality players and they played a great game as well. All credit to Pali Blues. It was such a tough fight,” said Oliveri. Fury team owner John Pugh said his team was one of the best W-League clubs that had

never won the championship. That statistic no longer applies, he said. “I am glad that stat doesn’t exist anymore. Somebody else now owns that stat and I am happy that they own it and not us,” said Pugh. Winning after trailing for most of the game was unbelievable, he said. “It’s been a long time coming. We have been in the final four so many times. This was the fourth time in the final, and even then we were two min-

utes away from going home with our hands empty,” said Pugh. Barrhaven native Gillian Bagott who came on, as a substitute in the second half, was also happy with the win. “It is pretty an unreal and unforgettable feeling and once in a lifetime kind of thing,” said Bagott. “To have the final four in our hometown and to win too for the first time is just a surreal feeling. All of our hard work has paid off. We deserve it.” Eddie Rwema photos

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Steve Desroches Deputy Mayor Councillor, Gloucester-South Nepean 2nd Annual Community Fun Day in Findlay Creek On Monday, August 6th, the Findlay Creek Community Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Community Fun Day at ButterďŹ&#x201A;y Park, 711 Long Point Circle. The event is free to attend, and offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Families can enjoy music by local musician Spencer Scharf, a presentation by Little Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reptiles, animal displays, pony rides, art display by local artist Sheryl Siddiqui, mini-manicures, the sale of Boardwalk planks/benches by South Nation Conservation, facepainting, inďŹ&#x201A;atables for kids of all ages, and an outdoor BBQ. For more information, please visit www.FindlayCreek.ca or email events@FindlayCreek.ca Steve MacLean Public School Addition I was pleased to recently sign off on some of the City planning approvals for the Steve MacLean Public School expansion in Riverside South. The proposal is to construct a 2-storey addition to the rear of the school. The addition will consist of ďŹ ve new classrooms, washrooms and an exit stairwell. The addition is an important step in accommodating the growth of our community, and I was pleased to help ensure the application passes through the process as quickly as possible. OC Transpo Transit Service Improvements OC Transpo has also released their fall service schedule to be launched on Sunday, September 2nd. These changes reďŹ&#x201A;ect the traditional increase in demand for service in the fall months and include adjustments to help reduce overcrowding on busy routes. Locally, additional trips will be reinstated to Route 99 in anticipation of the fall demand. Service capacity improvements will be made for Route 144 this fall. This route will also see an increase in frequency to help reduce crowding. Route 99 will also beneďŹ t from service improvements this fall. To accommodate the high volume of residents using the route, higher capacity buses will be assigned to increase capacity, and service on Sundays will be increased to every half hour during the day. In addition, to better facilitate connections for passengers transferring to Route 99 from the O-Train, trip times after 7:00pm will be adjusted to depart a few minutes later from Greenboro Station. These changes to OC Transpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall schedule will be welcomed by the residents of Ottawa South and I am glad to see that our community is being recognized as a highuser of transit services. For more information on these transit service improvements, please visit OCTranspo.com or call OC Transpoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Customer Information Centre at (613) 741-4390. Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge Update I am pleased to report that the new contractor is engaged at the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge site and work is underway. Welding has resumed on site and the contractor is preparing for the delivery of additional sections. As you may know, this project is a priority for me. I am working closely with city ofďŹ cials to ensure the project continues to move forward and is completed as quickly as possible and to the highest quality and standards. For more information on this project, please visit my website at www.stevedesroches.ca.

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EMC news - It was a father and sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lucky day on Saturday, July 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the duo had the chance to meet NHLer Claude Giroux for the second time. Seven-year-old Braden Luck, and his father Ryan, met the Philadelphia Flyers player at the Kanata Greco Lean and Fit Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a game on TV, we never miss it,â&#x20AC;? said Braden, adding Giroux is his favourite player. Braden and Ryan, from Riverside South, visited the Kanata gym for a chance to meet one of their hockey heroes, an experience Ryan called â&#x20AC;&#x153;huge.â&#x20AC;? Braden had his jersey and hat autographed, along with Girouxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rookie card, a Philadelphia Flyers bear, and a poster-size photo of himself and Giroux at a previous meet and greet. HARD WORK

Giroux, a former OrlĂŠans resident, trains with Tony Greco. A large crowd turned out to meet the hockey centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a sign of the hard work and the inspiration heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s created,â&#x20AC;? said Greco, who added Girouxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm and hard work in the gym make him easy to train. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an instructor I get a real high off that. He makes our jobs a lot easier,â&#x20AC;? said Greco.

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Fun day to promote community spirit EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For only $25 you could win an iPad, only in Findlay Creek. Residents of this growing south-end community have the chance of winning a new iPad if they register or renew their community association membership. The iPad giveaway is one of the many activities lined up for the Findlay Creek community fun day that will be held on Aug.6 at Butterfly Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone who has purchased or renewed their membership will be eligible to win that iPad,â&#x20AC;? said events co-ordinator Andrew Martin. Organizers expect at least 900 people to show up and enjoy a fun day full of music and entertainment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event is free for all residents to attend and it will be fun for the whole family,â&#x20AC;? said Martin. The day will also feature face painting, a bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course and barbecue hamburgers and hotdogs â&#x20AC;&#x153;This community is growing by leaps and bounds, and through the fun day we can interest more people to join and be active community association members. We want to get as many people as we can,â&#x20AC;?

said Martin. The association is using funds from the city to organize the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We applied for a grant from the city and to get the grant you have to hold the event on a public holiday.â&#x20AC;? According to Martin the fun day will enable families to enjoy themselves while also getting to know their neighbours.

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business cases have been presented to the ministry in previous years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need more people to come in and speak out about issues they feel are important to them and the community,â&#x20AC;? he added. Martin, who is organizing the event for the first time, said

the event will feature more activities than attractions this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am really excited since it is my first biggest event that I have planned. I am hoping everything is going to go off without a hitch,â&#x20AC;? he said. For more information visit www.findlaycreek.ca.

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EMC news â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A pair of Ottawa researchers are taking an innovative approach to improving virus-based cancer therapy using new funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. Doctors Jean-Simon Diallo of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and Robert Korneluk of the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario are each receiving $200,000 to help develop viruses that selectively target and kill cancer cells. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am extremely appreciative of the Canadian Cancer Society for having granted me this funding,â&#x20AC;? said Diallo, who is studying the use of a specially-engineered virus to help it overcome a tumourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense mechanisms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sure hope to demonstrate to them that it was money well spent.â&#x20AC;? His goal is to find a way to make these virusesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; better cancer fighters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My research takes a virus that is normally not able to infect all tumours and makes it able, to all of a sudden infect a lot more different types of tumours, therefore making therapy more effective in a wider range of patients and tumours,â&#x20AC;? said Diallo.

by the Ministry of Education this summer. Every year, the ministry looks at the top10 business cases for new schools or additions submitted by each school board. Findlay Creek sits number 12 on the Ottawa public school boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital priorities list, but two of the top 10 projectsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo began working with viruses in 2007 and he is currently researching ways a virus can fight cancer. Clincal trials are already proving promising, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These viruses are used as cancer therapeutics because they are very selective and they grow in tumours, allow the viruses to direct destroy the tumours, and train peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immune system to recognize cancers and attack cancers themselves.â&#x20AC;? Diallo is one of 15 Ontario scientists to receive new fund-

ing for unique and creative research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This type of therapy can lead to very impressive responses and in some cases cures,â&#x20AC;? said Diallo. According to a statement from the Cancer Society, Kornelukâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research will test whether the defense mechanisms that tumours use to protect themselves from viruses can be turned against them.

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56 seconds that altered an officer’s life forever Syd Gravel documents his shooting of an unarmed suspect in new book Derek Dunn derek.dunn@metroland.com

EMC news – Const. Silvio “Syd” Gravel, then 34, was on patrol with a new recruit in Ottawa’s Ledbury-Heron Gate area early one morning some 25 years ago. The radio crackled and the familiar voice of the dispatcher cut through the darkness. It’s a 10/42, meaning an armed robbery. Nothing more is said regarding the type of weapon involved. Gun? Knife? Baseball bat? Police on the street that morning would have no idea. It is one of the many changes that would occur as a result of the deadly events that followed. On one level it didn’t matter. Police went into every situation assuming the worst. That was their best form of protection. Assume it was a gun. Let the icy facts lower the intensity, as they say. Seconds after the call a car comes flying over the railroad tracks ahead, sparks spinning off like fireworks. All four wheels skid onto a major artery. Gravel asks dispatch for a description of the car and turns on the lights and siren. If nothing else these clowns will face reckless driving charges. Turns out it’s a match with the getaway car. Gravel looks over at the new recruit, and pronounces in no uncertain terms that the situation is grave. The car pulls over just as dispatch begins to describe the suspects. The driver gets out and walks toward Gravel’s patrol car. He hears the description and races back to the getaway car and speeds off. Gravel is in pursuit and watches as the car crosses through two yards, hits two cars along the way, bursts through a fence and finally comes to a halt after slamming into a third car.

The passenger, a troubled young man mixed up in drugs and let out recently after serving a spell for another armed robbery, climbs out of the car. His final few seconds on the planet are spent shirtless, on top of the crumpled car. “Show your hands,” Gravel shouts over and over again, one hand on the handle of his gun. “Show your hands.” The suspect was facing away from Gravel, but turned slightly toward him and reached into his pants near the crotch area. Gravel pulled the trigger and he went down. Meanwhile, the driver was screaming his head off. Someone walking a dog at the ungodly hour of 4 a.m. entered the scene. The world started working its fingers around Gravel’s head. The passenger got up again. Because he shot from the hip, Gravel figured he’d missed the passenger. The young man dropped again, ensuring he would never meet the son growing in his girlfriend’s belly. Gravel was busy ordering the driver onto the ground, the dog walker to back off, the lady in the housecoat on her front porch asking “What’s going on?” to get back inside. But then cops seemed to appear out of nowhere and fill the location with flashing lights and security. A few more seconds passed before it was time to pull the hand out of the dead man’s pants. Apparently he had money shoved down there, maybe wanted to get rid of it. There was no gun. No knife. No baseball bat. Nothing that spoke “armed robbery.” “I just shot somebody that has no gun,” Gravel said in the comforts of his Fitzroy Harbour home, a quarter of a century later. The effects of that moment still haunt him from time to time. He still has trouble mak-

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Syd Gravel is under considerably less stress these days then when he worked the streets of Ottawa as a cop. Gravel shares one particularly traumatic experience in his book 56 Seconds. ing decisions every once in a while, for instance. This, to a 31-year veteran who retired four years ago, who rose to the rank of staff sergeant, who has been recognized with several national and international awards, and who has been a keynote speaker and guest lecture on the topic of police trauma. Gravel asked that the victim’s name not be published. “He was from a good family who still has connections in the area,” he said. The victim’s father even approached Gravel at one point, asked if he was OK. 56 SECONDS

When he tells the story his audience is often surprised to learn that it all happened in just 56 seconds. Hence the name of his soon-to-be published 70-page

book on the topic, which goes far beyond the incident to details of symptoms to look for in a cop suffering from post-traumatic stress, coping mechanisms and more. The event is included in the book as a means of building credibility with officers who’ve had a similar experience. He explained, with some bitterness, that it took six years for the experts to examine the case and have all their questions answered. He would like the situation to be reversed, where they had 56 seconds to study the incident and he had six years to decide whether or not to shoot. “It must be a pretty complex decision if it takes six years to get all their questions answered,” he said. Along with dispatchers now expected to provide details on weapons used in armed robberies, the prevalent attitude

that said cops should spend the next night at a bar then get on with the job is a thing of the past. “The idea that you can buck up and take the heat – that’s the job, just do it – all of a sudden becomes a lot harder,” he said. “You’ve gotta talk about it.” Cops are trained to be professionals, to examine facts, to think analytically. They are not trained to share their emotions. Which is why there was some hesitation when Gravel was quietly approached by another officer soon after the incident, one he would later learn was involved in another shooting, and asked if everything was all right, if he was drinking a little more, if he needed someone to chat with. Gravel said everything was fine. But it wasn’t, and he knew it. That’s when a Dr. Pierre

Turgeon from the University of Ottawa recruited him and other police offices involved in traumatic shootings. The group would meet to share their experiences. They would soon form Robin’s Blue Circle – a post-shooting trauma team that assists officers in working their way through the trauma of death or near-death work related incidents. Gravel has assisted over 40 officers who survived near-death incidents over a 12-year period. Writing the book hasn’t been easy on Gravel. He is forced to relay the experience over and over again. But he feels strongly that if other officers can hand a copy of his book over to family and friends and say, “Here, this is what I’m going through,” it could help strengthen relations. And that would make it worth the cost, he said. The self-published 56 Seconds will be available this autumn. For more information, visit 56secondsbook.com. A SECOND BOOK

Gravel is also working on a second book. Workplace Diversity: How to Get it Right is not about the altruistic aspirations of multiculturalism. It lays out how his award-winning recruitment program at the Ottawa police department can be translated to the private sector. It is a pragmatic strategy that ends with concrete results. Gravel said if a company digs through its existing workforce to find elements of diversity, it can then focus on bringing in missing elements. In the end, he said, it’s about meeting customer expectations. Which will translate into success, he said. 6

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EMC news - A Sandy Hill co-operative housing building has become the first of its kind in Canada to completely ban smoking. It’s the logical next step for the environmentally focused co-op, said Trevor Haché, a resident and chairman of the Conservation Co-op’s smoking and air quality committee. The co-op is strongly environmentally focused and members are asked to try and live sustainably and avoid using chemical cleaning products. Haché led the charge to ban smoking in all areas of the Conservation Co-op, including public areas, units and balconies. Seventy three per cent of the co-op’s voting members agreed with the new bylaw, which will force smokers to use one of three designated smoking areas on the property, or the sidewalk. Other co-op buildings in Canada have taken measures to restrict smoking in both the public and private areas of the buildings, but smokers who already lived in those buildings were allowed to continue smoking in their units in those

cases. Sandy Hill’s Conservation Co-op will not be grandfathering in existing smokers, who likely comprise about 15 to 25 per cent of the residents in the building, Haché estimated. The co-op contains 84 units and 173 residents, 101 of whom are voting members. The rest are partners or roommates of people who are members of the co-op. Throughout a three-year process, there were lots of meetings and chances to comment on the proposed change and individual notices were sent to residents, Haché said. There was a healthy amount of debate and some residents were strongly opposed, but Haché was surprised that even some smokers supported the new rule. “They don’t want to subject their neighbours to second-hand smoke,” Haché said. “Some feel it might help them quit.” The co-op has also agreed to pay for half the cost of a smoking cessation program for residents who choose to complete such a program. One mother of two who lives in the building decided to quit smoking after listening to debate over the issue,

Haché said. Other smokers are not as pleased, Haché said, and he feels one person in the building has made personal attacks against him as part of the discussion. There is at least one smoker who has mobility issues in the building and Haché agreed that the new rules could create serious challenges for existing tenants struggling with both nicotine addiction and disability. “I have a tremendous amount of sympathy and compassion for people struggling with addictions to the nicotine found in tobacco industry products,” Haché said. “At some point when an individual’s actions start to impact others in a negative way, those individual actions need to change. No one is saying that the smokers in the building have to quit smoking. No one is saying that they have to move out of this building.” Haché is hoping Conservation Co-op’s new rules will serve as an inspiration for other co-ops, and he offered to share his experience with anyone who has an interest in undertaking a similar initiative in their own co-op. “I think there is definitely a lot of momentum toward establishing more smoke-free

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Trevor Haché, a resident of Conservation Co-Operative at 140 Mann Ave. in Sandy Hill, led the push to make the building the first 100 per cent smoke-free co-op in Canada. housing and we hope that the action that our community has taken will serve as an example and an inspiration to others who want to protect themselves, their neighbours

and their loved ones from second-hand smoke,” Haché said. Haché is hoping people choose to comply with the new rules, but if people continue

to smoke, the enforcement approach will be “mediation and accommodation” before the co-op chooses to begin an eviction process under the laws governing co-ops.

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EMC news - The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority continues to consider Ottawa’s dry spell a Level 2 low water condition. Despite a small amount of rainfall in the region, the authority’s water response team reviewed conditions and elected to continue with the Level 2 status, which was first declared on July 13. “The storm on July 23 caused considerable damage in the area, but did little to reduce the moisture deficit, only slowing temporarily the decline in water levels throughout the watershed,” the team said in a statement. “With no more than showers forecast for the next week, the rate of decline can be expected to increase again.” The team is asking any individuals or businesses in the Rideau Watershed that may be experiencing unusual problems

or hardships to contact the conservation authority by calling 613-692-3571 or 1-800-2673504, ext. 1128 or 1132 so that they can track the impacts of the drought. Area residents are still asked to reduce their water use by 20 per cent. The conservation authority is encouraging everyone to use water wisely and apply water conservation measures. Non-essential water uses should be suspended until natural water supplies have recovered, the statement said. Those who hold a permit to take water from the Ministry of Environment are also asked to reduce their taking by 20 per cent. While Parks Canada staff has yet to impose any restrictions on navigation, the conservation authority warned boaters to be cautious on lakes without control structures as levels fall. Visit www.rvca.ca for local conditions.

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OPINION

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Beer, wine don’t belong on every corner

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re they drunk? The Ontario Convenience Stores Association is pressing the province to allow corner stores to sell beer and wine. At first blush the idea seems attractive, offering the convenience of more locations to pick up our libations. Some convenience stores in rural locations are already licensed to sell beer and wine. And of course corner store owners love the idea. The ability to sell alcoholic

beverages can only serve to drive more traffic to these small businesses; customers who will potentially buy other items. But while this argument may offer a lot of dollars (for corner store owners), it is lacking in sense. There’s a reason why the sale of wine and beer is restricted to limited locations. Easier access to beer and wine translates into easier access for those who are underage. Loosening the restriction on where beer and wine may

be sold will provide more opportunities for youth to obtain alcoholic drinks. If Ontario follows the example of Quebec and puts beer and wine in convenience stores, teens will have a wide variety of outlets to choose from, where they can hang around outside and pester adults for a litre of wine or a six-pack of beer. The consumption of alcohol causes more problems than other drugs used recreationally, so why would we want to make it easier for our

children to obtain it? According to a 2010 report by Britain’s Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, alcohol is a more dangerous drug than both crack cocaine and heroin when the combined harms to the user and to others are assessed. According to MADD, following the privatization of alcohol sales in Alberta, Calgary police reported a rise in impaired driving charges and family violence in areas of the city with the highest concentration of liquor stores.

Don’t be swayed by the argument that ease of access will translate into lower prices. There’s no guarantee that prices will lower or even that the selection available will be as good as at the Beer Store or LCBO. Without that guarantee this is an idea not even worth discussing. Keep in mind that the average corner store won’t have the shelf space to provide a wide selection. Customers may be stuck with a few major brands of beer, two white wines and two reds. Even though purchases would be more convenient for some people, a reduced selection

and no price advantage is no improvement on today. The price of alcoholic beverages sold at corner stores may even go up compared to those sold at LCBO stores. Who sells a bottle of Pepsi for less – a large grocery store or a small corner store? If they catch the premier during a tipsy moment and this idea flies, what happens if it turns out to have been a big mistake? It may prove difficult to take away licences to sell booze if they are handed out. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has already rejected the idea. We should all raise a glass and offer him a toast.

COLUMN

Week 41, still waiting for baby BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse

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’m 41 weeks pregnant and I’ve decided pregnancy is now my permanent state of being. For those of you who don’t know, 41 weeks means I am exactly one week past my due date. It also means that, for the past four weeks, I’ve been on tenterhooks: anticipating baby’s arrival at any moment, thinking every cramp from a bad strawberry is a contraction, altering my labour plan daily to make sure we had a neighbour on-call to look after our older children, unsure how far to drive or to travel as a passenger. Every morning I wake up with leg and back cramps. Until I stretch for five minutes, I’m pretty sure it’s “time.” Every morning I’ve been wrong. Every evening, I make sure camp lunches are diligently made, the bathroom is relatively tidy, and all the laundry folded or hidden in a cupboard. I’ve decided what people call “nesting,” is actually unsustainably impeccable housekeeping driven by the fear that strangers may come to the house at any moment. The first weeks around my due date, my husband was pretty patient. “No rush,” he said. He was on VBPL (vacation before parental leave) and using the time to complete a few things on his long list of home renovations. On a hot July weekend just before my due date, we decided it really wasn’t the best weekend to have a baby, as everyone we knew seemed to be out of town, including my midwife. “Let’s wait until Tuesday,” we decided, and we went to the beach. Tuesday came and went. Another weekend loomed. “Let’s wait until after the weekend,”

we said. “No rush.” We watched movies, did some gardening, made pies and did other activities that one can only do with a family of four. Before we knew it, Monday arrived. “Monday’s not a good day to have a baby,” I said. “We’re always rushed on Mondays. Besides, we have relatives in town for supper tomorrow. Let’s wait until Wednesday.” And then it was Wednesday. And I was officially a week overdue. And here I am. Everyone, except my husband and children, consider me to be “quite cheerful” under the circumstances. They all ask me how I’m feeling and pat my belly as if it’s public property. They tell me I look great, and I’m “all baby,” that “there’s no fat on me” (they haven’t seen my thighs), and ask me how long I can go before the baby makes its arrival. And everybody generously shares details about their labour and birth horror stories – to make me feel better about the whole dreaded process, I suppose. Although people are very kind, and I’m sure they mean well, their condescension makes me feel, frankly, like a bit of a freak. But really, it’s not too hard to make a 9.25months’ pregnant woman feel a little weird: I’m already carrying an extra 32 pounds; in the last couple of weeks, waddling has become a more natural way to put one foot in front of the other; and boy, you should see me in a bathing suit! I’ve maintained my public game face – “all I want is a healthy baby whenever it’s ready to arrive” – but admittedly, I’m ready to reclaim my uterus. I wasn’t sure how to start the conversation with baby to let it know it’s time for it to make a move. Then out of the blue, a friend posted something unusually supportive on my Facebook wall. “Your timing is perfect and elegant,” she wrote, quoting Regena Thomashauer, owner of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts. I read it aloud to baby. Let’s see what today brings. Charles Gordon’s column will return.

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Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais wants the city to create a plan to tackle gun and gang crime, following a rise in the number of shootings this year.

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EMC news - With gun incidents on track to reach double the number of shootings Ottawa had last year, Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais wants the city to create a plan to tackle gun and gang crime. There have been 27 gunrelated incidents in Ottawa so far this year, compared to 23 cases in all of 2011. While there are many city programs and initiatives from non-profit groups aimed at preventing youth from getting involved with gangs, they lack a co-ordinated approach, Blais said. “There’s not a common game plan that everyone is following. There is not a playbook,” Blais said. “Unless there is a playbook to follow and a quarterback calling the plays, you tend to have a lack of co-ordination, which leads to questionable results and the inability to measure progress, which means resources are being used inefficiently.” Blais wants to see a few other changes, including updates to the city’s gun discharge bylaw, which hasn’t kept pace with the city’s urban boundary expansion. Some populated rural areas of the city, including Millennium Park in Cumberland ward, still fall within the area within which people can legally discharge firearms. Blais also wants new zoning rules to define locations where merchants could sell firearms. That would be in addition to provincial and federal rules related to licensing merchants who sell firearms and ammu-

nition. Banning “violent criminals” from subsidized public housing is another Blais’ goals, but he will have to settle on sending a letter calling on the provincial government to enact that legislation, since it is not within the city’s purview. “The provincial government should allow us to ban thugs, convicted of serious crimes, especially ones involving guns, from living off of the taxpayer in public housing,” Blais stated in a press

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Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais. release. Much of what Blais wants the city to do is already part of the mandate of Crime Prevention Ottawa, but Blais said CPO deals with much broader issues. Plus, CPO’s resources are limited, with only a couple of city staffers working on collaborative crime prevention measures. No one from CPO was available to comment at press time. Still, Blais said he doesn’t want his ideas to put an additional burden on the city or

police budget. “Perhaps we need to redistribute (funds) from other areas,” he said. Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said it’s good that Blais wants to contribute his ideas. The police chief has already spoken out on this issue and announced the police service and Crime Prevention Ottawa will host a symposium in the fall to tackle the issue of gang violence. Bordeleau revealed he was planning the symposium last week, after Premier Dalton McGuinty announced $12.5 million for violence-prevention programs. That includes $7.5 million for the provincial antiviolence intervention strategy that funds the Ottawa police unit which deals with gun and gang crime. Another idea Blais proposed is to ask Ottawa police to hold a gun amnesty program to allow people to turn in firearms for the police to destroy. But Bordeleau said gun amnesty is an ongoing program for the police and people can contract the police at any time if they have a firearm for disposal. “What we perhaps need to do is to make it more public,” Bordeleau said. “Maybe we need an advertising campaign to remind the people that they can bring in firearms or call us any time to turn over firearms.” Blais said he will bring forward a series of motions to various city committees for consideration, as well as writing letters to the provincial and federal governments and the city’s police services board.

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Data cowboys taking city’s info into own hands Open data initiative means tech-savvy citizens don’t have to take the city’s word for it Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Some living in Ottawa had a hard time swallowing the city’s line that more riders would have access to the new LRT line by shifting a stop to the Rideau Centre and removing the station’s Elgin Street entrance. The news came out this spring and set off a storm of criticism from people who said the move would cut off easy access for people in the east end of Centretown near city hall. But would you believe it’s a good thing if Jason White told you so? White’s name isn’t a household one, but the city is hoping he is only the first of many citizen experts who can crunch city data and analyze decisions made around the council horseshoe. White’s detailed analysis of OC Transpo stop locations caught the eye of a few city managers during Ottawa Transit Data Day on June 2. Now, the IT department is planning a contest geared towards encouraging other researchers to take a cue from White and analyze public data - not just take the city’s word. “Usually we don’t see people use the data set like that,” said Rob Giggey, manager of the city’s open data project. The initiative involves creating information files or “data sets” that can be run through computer programs to make maps, visualizations or applications that allow people to use the information or to reveal an analysis. The city’s data catalogue includes everything from the location

of basketball courts to trucks routes, drinking water quality or bus stop locations, the data White used. “It kind of reminded us that there is a way to highlight this kind of work,” Giggey said. “The fact that (White) created an interesting and useful analysis from a data set we didn’t even expect … (shows) that people can create things that have great benefit from in ways that we weren’t even expecting.” PEOPLE CAN’T FLY

White lives in Mechanicsville but takes the bus to work at Kanata’s technology park every day. So naturally, when he was trying to decide on a topic for his engineering management master’s degree project, his mind was spinning with all things OC Transpo. Looking at city reports that draw perfect circles around areas staff say would take 10 minutes to walk to a transit from, White thought: “But people can’t fly.” While a point in the circle might show the required standard aerial distance of 800 metres from a transit station to show how many people are in the catchment area, people can’t fly across highways or rivers and they can’t always cut through blocks of buildings. While the city says anyone who lives in the circle can walk to the transit station in around 10 minutes, White thought that there must be a bunch of people who would have no way to access the station at all, even it they live within the city’s circle.

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Mechanicsville resident Jason White is the first of what some staffers at the city are hoping is a new breed of tech-savvy informed citizens who use free open data to fact check the city’s claims. White analyzed how far people have to walk to reach a bus stop. He set out to mash together census population data, info on the length of roadways from the federal government, detailed population information from Statistics Canada and the city’s general transit data feed with stop locations. In fact, he did this for the 10 largest cities in Canada that provide the transit data freely. NOT SO CLOSE

It’s a frequent refrain at city hall: OC Transpo’s service is better than the city’s standard of providing service to 95 per cent of residents within a convenient walking distance (five minutes during rush hour and 10 minutes at other times).

White takes the bus and like many OC Transpo riders, thought: “How do they get that number?” White’s analysis shows that the city “cherry picks” how it presents that statistic by reducing the number of geographical areas included below the standards set by the American Public Transportation Association. But Ottawa still does a good job, White said. Coverage of transit-supported areas – areas dense enough to meet the standard for access to bus service – in Ottawa is about 83.3 per cent, White found – the second highest coverage in his top 10, behind Edmonton. The “over 95 per cent” figure might look impressive, but if it doesn’t reflect the reality of what riders experience every day, it won’t win OC Transpo many fans,

White said. CHANGING MINDS AT CITY HALL

Ideally, White said he would like his research to influence how decisions are made at OC Transpo and city hall. It looks like that might be the case. OC Transpo has been working on setting up a more detailed model to use when determining how far away people are from a bus stop, said OC Transpo technology manager Robert Delage, and White’s research reignited interest in the initiative. The transit agency is waiting on information about which pedestrian and cycling routes are winter maintained so it can replicate an analysis similar to White’s, but for all seasons. Giggey said he hopes more

academic researchers will come out of the woodwork after seeing White’s analysis and the impact it’s having at city hall. There is already another PhD student working with the city’s open data and hopefully more research will be encouraged by the sequel to the city’s open data contest, set to take place in late autumn. Last time, it was all about smart phone “apps” or applications, such as the popular “Where’s My Bus?” locator. This time, Giggey hopes to see more graphs and research papers. “In the end, the result can be that someone creates a graph or a visual and then other people can better understand an issue,” Giggey said. “The more informed the residents are, the more likely you are to get at a better solution in the end.”

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Corner store booze might not be worth it: store owner Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Independent convenience stores might not be able to afford changes need to sell wine and beer, says one Ottawa store owner, even if the government agreed with a petition from a convenience store lobbying group. On July 25, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association took a petition with 112,500 names collected from 220 Ontario communities to the provincial government. The practice of limiting alcohol sales to LCBO stores and a select number of producer-retailers like Wine Rack and the Beer Store is “archaic,” the OCSA said. The issue has long been debated in Ontario, but despite some apparently strong support for the petition, at least one Ottawa convenience store owner was hesitant. Ayoub’s Mini Mart has been a family business in Sandy Hill for around 30 years, but just reopened on July 1 after three years of rebuilding after a major fire. Being able to sell wine and beer might help attract people back to the store, said owner Nouha Chahine. “Liquor is too much, whiskey and all that. Just the beer and wine that people use every day,” Chahine said. “Of course, it would be good and convenient for everybody.”

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Ayoub’s Mini Mart in Sandy Hill would consider selling wine and beer if it was allowed, said owner Nouha Chahine, but the increased insurance costs and risk of theft might outweigh any benefits. But she doesn’t think it will happen. The government won’t agree to the change anyways, Chahine said. Even if it was permitted, it would be a heavy responsibility and an additional cost to change the configuration of the store. Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak said he is open to the debate, but a spokesperson for Premier

Dalton McGuinty said there is no need for change. “This government believes that Ontarians are well served by the current retail system for beverage alcohol,” said Aly Vitunski, spokeswoman for Finance Minister Dwight Duncan. Insurance would really be the nail in the coffin, Chahine said. Ayoub’s stopped selling

cigarettes several years ago after a series of thefts. Insurance rates kept going up and she decided it wasn’t worth the hassle or cost to sell tobacco. While she might give wine and beer sales a try if it was permitted, Chahine said she could see the same situation arising. Still, it might prop up sales

for the independent store, Chahine said. “We’ve been struggling just to make a living,” she said. Mac’s Convenience Stores, one of the largest brands in Ottawa with 40 outlets in the urban area alone, is strongly in favour of beer and wine sales in its stores. “Absolutely, yes we would support this,” said Bruce Wat-

son, director of customer relations and government compliance for Mac’s. “The majority of Ontario residents would like to see this type of access.” Potential challenges related to retrofitting stores, the increased risk of theft and insurance rates to match are not so much of a concern for Mac’s, Watson said. “I don’t see challenges as much as opportunities,” he said. If the government allowed it, individual Mac’s store operators could decide if it would be worth it for them to carry wine and beer. Eventually adding spirits is a debate Mac’s would be open to in the future, Watson added. An Ottawa resident himself, Watson said he can cross over to Quebec and see alcohol being sold in convenience stores there, including Couche-Tard outlets, the parent company of Mac’s. Alcohol is seen as a strong product in the Quebec stores, Watson said. But the stores don’t necessarily make a lot of money of the booze itself, he said. It’s more about getting people into the stores more frequently, which encourages them to buy additional products with higher profit margins, like a bag of chips to go with their beer. With files from TorStar news service

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Paralympic runner Leah Robinson waves the Canadian flag at the Terry Fox track at Mooney’s Bay. Robinson, 18, will compete in her second Paralympics Games.

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EMC news - Runner Leah Robinson is an interesting contradiction on the Paralympic team. She’s the baby of the team at 18, but the Kitchener, Ont. native is also a Paralympic veteran, having competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at only 14. Not surprising, seeing the Heron Gate woman started running at the age of fouryears-old. “I started long distance with my dad,” she said. “I started running one kilometre road races and by the time I was eight, I worked my way

up to five kilometres.” At 11 years old a track coach noticed her, and she started running competitively. Three years later, Robinson, who has cerebral palsy, was competing in the Paralympics. The right side of her body is affected by the disease, which means her muscles are weaker and atrophied. “I walk with a slight limp,” Robinson said. “But I’ve been told on numerous occasions that it disappears when I run.” She runs in the T37 category – meaning she has a mild level of cerebral palsy – in the 400-metre sprint. Because of her speed, she’s been able to train with able-

bodied runners at a club and high school level for years, and runs with the Ottawa Lions Paralympic blind sprinters at training. “I’m almost always running with able-bodied athletes,” she said. “I don’t mind, because it pushes me.” She moved to Ottawa, where she lives in the Heatherington Park neighbourhood, to train with Hugh Conlin, Canada’s head ambulatory running coach. “I knew coming here would benefit me the best for the Games in London. The facilities are phenomenal,” she said. “It’s nothing that I had in Kitchener.” The Ottawa Lions athlete

has thrown herself into training this year, taking a year off before she plans to study nursing closer to home, in Hamilton. “I put everything into this, so I think it’s an honour to be called a Paralympian,” she said. “We do everything Olympic athletes do, and more, because we have our own little challenges. We’re all different, but we manage to overcome them.” For Robinson, getting an early start into the track and field world doesn’t mean that she’ll be retiring any time soon – she doesn’t plan on making the London Games her last. “I want to do this for a while longer,” she said.

EMC sports - After countless laps around the Terry Fox track, blind runner Brandon King and his guide Andrew Heffernan have become about as in sync as they can get. “You get used to each other,” Heffernan said. “We’ve run together hundreds of hours.” The duo are headed to the London Paralympic Games to compete in the 4x100 metre relay for visually impaired sprinters. King doesn’t have 100 per cent vision lost, but relies on his guide on and off the track while at meets. Training together four times a week, as well as travelling together for races, has turned the pair into friends. “More than anything, we started as teammates, but we’re friends,” said Heffernan, 23. “Teammates, friends, training partners.” “You have to have that,” said King, 21. “It’s kind of a give and take; we both help each other.” King grew up in Mississauga and Brantford, and has been sprinting since he was 13 years old. He moved to the Prince of Wales and Meadowlands area to train with the Ottawa Lions. King is a full-time athlete and isn’t shy about his goals for the 2012 Games.

“To win,” he said. As a member of the 4x100 metre relay team, it’s not up to him alone, but seven other teammates – three runners, and four guides. This is the first year that guides will be officially recognized during the medal ceremony; if the relay team wins, King and Heffernan will both come home with gold medals. Unlike King, Heffernan never thought he’d be competing in the Paralympics. Coming to Ottawa to attend the University of Ottawa and run track, he ended up fulltime at the track at Terry Fox last August, after filling in for other friends who were guide runners on several occasions. Heffernan has to keep up with King’s personal best times, because if King has the race of his life, he has to be there right next to him. They train together four times a week, as well as individual training. With several guides and blind runners training with the Ottawa Lions, King is able to train with other guides if need be. But while King has raced internationally before, with several different guides, Heffernan said he’s now his “permanent guide.” Just don’t ask the pair to trade roles. King once tried to lead at the airport, “and I almost ended up under the plane,” Heffernan said.

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Village features plenty of food, some hockey Athletes break out the sticks outside Canada House ahead of Games opening Brian McNair bmcnair@durhamregion.com

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EMC sports - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like beer is the most important thing in the world to me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I really do love my wife and kids more â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but it was still nice to see Canadian being served at Canada House in London Thursday, July 26. It was a wildly Canadian atmosphere, after all, chock-full of optimism on the outskirts of Trafalgar Square and with the official opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games looming just over a day away.

And while it was nice to see such dignitaries as Marcel Aubut and Dick Pound in attendance, it probably meant even more to the few 2012 Olympians on hand to see the likes of Alexandre Bilodeau and Catriona Le May Doan. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people like them, after all, who are inspiring to the current crop of Olympians â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or at least they should be considering both are Winter Olympic champions. And it sure was interesting to hear Bilodeau refer to Whitbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kelita Zupancic during

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EMC sports - There are few things more Canadian than hockey and moose, and both can be easily spotted outside Team Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence within the Olympic Village. A big red moose statue stands proudly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and permanently throughout the 2012 Olympics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just outside the doorway of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-floor building that is decorated with flags and huge C-A-N-A-D-A letters running down the middle-floor balconies. Off to the side are a couple of hockey nets, which were being put to good use during a media tour of the village on Thursday, July 26. Among the players was Thomas Gossland, a Vancouver swimmer who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally play the game, but was having a blast nonetheless as he gears up for his 4x100metre freestyle relay race on Sunday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know who brought them, but I just saw the nets and a few hours later there were sticks out,â&#x20AC;? Gossland said during a brief break in the action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome,â&#x20AC;? he said when asked his impression of the village so far, two days into his visit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really overwhelming to come here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been to a Games environment before, but everything in Canada House from what I can see is set up great, and the dining hall is huge. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty overwhelming. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already been to the aquatic centre and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gi-normous. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty exciting too.â&#x20AC;? The village as a whole is a remarkable feat of planning and engineering, the culmination of a process that began shortly after London learned of its successful bid some seven years ago. The idea is to provide all the

Fast facts about the Olympic Village â&#x20AC;˘ 2,818 townhouses and apartments â&#x20AC;˘ Peak time, there will be about 16,000 residents â&#x20AC;˘ The design echoes Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition of building homes around communal squares and courtyards â&#x20AC;˘ 22,000 pillows, 28,000 duvets â&#x20AC;˘ Each apartment has its own lounge â&#x20AC;˘ No more than two athletes per bedroom â&#x20AC;˘ Food to be consumed in the village includes 25,000 loaves of bread, 232 tonnes of potatoes, 75,000 litres of milk and more than 330 tonnes of fruit and vegetables comforts of home, including entertainment spots, a recreation centre, salon, bank, dry cleaner, post office, general store, Internet lounge and a huge dining area that offers the athletes tastes from all over the world. The task to feed the athletes and staff in the village, which during peak time will see some 60,000 meals served in 24 hours, has been led by catering manager Mari Holloway, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on the job for two-and-a-half years leading up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and much of the 24/7 in which the hall is now open. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the athletes, they see food as fuel, so for us itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that we have the main components of an athleteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diet, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carbohydrates and plain protein foods, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked a great deal with the athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; committee and hence the concept here works extremely well,â&#x20AC;? she says. Follow Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletes as they go for the gold in London at yourottawaregion. com.

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Raise a glass for Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill roof Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

EMC community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Visitors are invited to a romantic evening of wine, dancing and snacks at Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill during its annual wine tasting event on August 10. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can taste a number of different wines from across the province, all in support of the Raise the Roof campaign to replace the millâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s badly leaking roof. Special events co-ordinator Ashley McAllister said the popular event will focus on wines that visitors likely havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more fun for people to try things they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tried before, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to get some really new ones or really small wineries to make it more exciting,â&#x20AC;? she said. She said the mill is particularly trying to attract interesting wineries from the Niagara and Prince Edward Country regions, two of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best wine regions. For $35, each guest can taste five different wines, with the opportunity to buy extra samples for $2 each. Wineries will set up a station with representatives to explain each wine and help pair it with some of the hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres prepared by local caterer Sucre SalĂŠ. The event will also include a balloon raffle, which McAllister said provides â&#x20AC;&#x153;instant gratificationâ&#x20AC;? to those who pay to pop a balloon for a prize. For $20, each balloon contains a number which corresponds to a prize on the table â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of which are worth about $30 or more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its so much fun,â&#x20AC;? McAllister said, noting that businesses have really co-operated to put really good gift packages together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good example of

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Ladies enjoy a glass of the good stuff at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wine tasting event at Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event is sponsored by the Riverside South Scotiabank branch, which will match ticket sales up to $5,000. everybody in the village teaming up to make really exciting prizes.â&#x20AC;? The eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising effort will be taken to a new level this year, thanks to a new partnership with the Scotiabank branch in Riverside South. The bank is selling tickets in advance, and will match any money their employees raise up to $5,000. McAllister said this is a huge win for the mill and the Raise the Roof campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It literally doubles the money we can raise, and we are definitely trying to push for that last amount of money we need

(for the roof). This partnership will give us the opportunity to raise the last bit of money,â&#x20AC;? she said. For a ticketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s price to be matched, they must be purchased at the Scotiabank

branch or at the door through a Scotiabank volunteer. Several employees will be at the event on August 10 selling the balloon raffle, tickets and other items so that everything they raise can be matched. The bank will match up to $1,000 per employee. Account manager Peter Saunders, who works out of the Riverside South and Findlay Creek branches, said Scotiabank makes giving back to the community a priority. Supporting Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill is no exception. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great sponsorship that we can provide. The mill has been in Manotick for many, many years and now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the Raise the Roof campaign and Scotiabank is glad to be a part of it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Furthermore, having tickets on sale in Riverside South will help the mill break into the nearby community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a whole other community out there thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so close, and we really need to target them,â&#x20AC;? McAllister said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully people in Riverside South will see the tickets are there and say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We should see what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill is an operational 1860â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grist and flour mill located on the shores of the Rideau River in the heart of Manotick. For more information visit www.watsonsmill.com or call 613-692-6455.

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Adopt-a-Park, Roadway or Gateway Adopt-a-Park, Roadway or Gateway is a city-wide program that encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of our parks and roadways. This program between volunteers and the City is open to community groups and individuals of all ages who want to take an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community. Under this program volunteers take on park or roadway clean up projects to improve safety, the environment and to keep the City clean of garbage and grafďŹ ti. By taking the initiative to remove debris and litter from the City streets and parks our communities ultimately become a safer place and our environment is protected. The City asks volunteers to make a minimum two year commitment and volunteers are required to plan clean up projects twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. To acknowledge these important efforts, each park, roadway or gateway is furnished with a sign presenting the names of the adopting individual or group. The sign is displayed for the adopting period. Residents, schools, community groups, and businesses have participated in hundreds of clean up projects since the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inauguration day. For more information on how you or your organization can get involved please call 3-1-1 or email adopt@ ottawa.ca. Sharing Multi-Use Pathways Gloucester-Southgate is home to a number of multi-use pathways, designed for both cyclist and pedestrian use. In order to ensure that all residents are able to safely enjoy our wonderful multi-use pathway system, cyclists are asked to follow the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Share the Pathâ&#x20AC;? guidelines: s s s s s

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‘Fallen, but not forgotten’ moving forward After just two months, I am proud to say that the community of Osgoode and surrounding areas have exceeded our fundraising goal of $3000. With contributions from Scotiabank, Giant Tiger, the Metcalfe Lions, the Vernon Women’s Institute and a generous contribution from an anonymous donor, we have raised almost $4000. Combined with an application for a $3000 grant from Veterans Affairs Canada, we hope to ultimately have $7000 to complete this important project. The goal is to start renovation on the cenotaph in September. The work will include cleaning up the monuments and flag base, repairing a damaged name that is currently missing a letter, and adding four names to a new sub-base that will be installed on the World War I monument. Each of the four missing soldiers is connected to the former Osgoode Township in some way, and each has made an important contribution to Canada. Private Ernest Bonsall lived in the Osgoode Township from 1902 until 1915, when his family moved to Ottawa. At five-foot six-inches tall, Private Bonsall left Canada on June 2, 1917, never to return. Though his remains were never found, his name appears on the Ypres Memorial in Belgium. Private William Edward Murphy, known to his friends and family as “Eddie Murphy”, grew up in Osgoode and attended the Osgoode Village School until he enlisted on May 15, 1918. Records indicate that Private Murphy died shortly after, on November 14th of that year. Private E. Thomas Henry Poole was a farmer who enlisted in the forces on June 19, 1916, declaring his place of residence as Vernon. Private Poole left Canada for Europe on June 9, 1917 but was severely wounded a year later with gunshot wounds to the head, back and abdomen. On September 7, 1918, he succumbed to his injuries and was buried in France. Gunner Arthur Workman was born in Vernon and enlisted on November 19, 1915 from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He set sail for England on March 12, 1916 and died a year later, likely due to wounds suffered during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Gunner Workman was only 21 years old when he died.

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Celine Paquette runs the Family Outreach program at the Vanier Community Service Centre. The program, which offers single parents across Ottawa respite once a month is currently looking for volunteer families to participate.

Family volunteers needed for single-parent respite program Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - A one-of-akind respite program in Ottawa is looking for volunteer families to help support single parents in need. The Family Outreach program is offered through the Vanier Community Service Centre and provides support to single parents across the city. Celine Paquette, co-ordinator for the program, matches volunteers with low-income single parents to offer free respite care service. The only program of its kind in the city, the program allows singleparent families to take advantage of either a one or two day break from parenting each month. “I think it is a great program,” Paquette said. “It is the only program like that in Ottawa. The only other way is through CAS (Children’s Aid Society) which doesn’t always

offer a respite program.” The program has been a part of the community service centre’s core services for the Vanier area since 1984 and expanded to offer the service to the entire city in 1990. It is important, Paquette added, for people to understand it is not a babysitting program. “It is only once a month, it just offers parents a chance to take a break, or if they are in school, to study or write a paper,” Paquette said. Children who have participated in the program, Paquette said, have even come back and become volunteers themselves. In recent years however, Paquette said the centre has seen a decline in volunteers, which has made it harder to offer the program to clients. “Right now, we are having a little bit of difficulty and after two years, some of the volunteers do not wish to continue, which leaves us looking to get new volunteers,” Paquette

said. “We are always looking for volunteers.” The program is available for children ranging from infants to age 12. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to participate. The program looks for either families or individuals that are willing to give time for a child, once a month, for one day or two days. To become a volunteer, those interested must fill out an application explaining why they’re interested in working with the program. This application includes an assessment of the home of the volunteer. If there are any children, partners, spouses or other family members who live in the home, they too, are assessed. A police check is required at no cost to the potential volunteer and at least two references are required. A committee made up of child care workers, children’s aid and social workers from the centre have the final say

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with this initiative along the way. Special thanks to Coreen Atkins-Sheldrick who discovered these missing names, and Rob Brewster from the Osgoode Village Community Association who has been instrumental throughout the process. I look forward to seeing many of you out at our ground-breaking ceremony this fall and at the newlyrenovated cenotaph during this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony.

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on each applicant. Once the application process is complete, Paquette moves to match a family by coordinating the first visit. That visit evaluates how well everyone gets along and also makes sure the parent feels comfortable with the volunteer family. “If everyone is comfortable and they interact well together, then a match is made,” Paquette said. The whole process can take a month to a month-and-a-half to complete. Once signed up, both volunteer and family are partnered for a two-year period. Because of the program runs for two years, Paquette said children can not be older than 10 at the time of enrolment. Over the two years, all the visits are monitored to ensure both family and clients are happy with the match. During the period of enrolment, Paquette said the clients become familiarized with other programs at the service centre, where they build their own support system. “Even though the program ends, a lot of the families continue to have contact with the child because after two years you get close,” Paquette said. “But we want them to become involved in the community, play groups too. A lot of them are isolated, lonely and do not have friends or have just arrived to this city or no longer have a close connection with their own family. We help them make new connections.” The aim of the program is to help a single parent who does not have any family or friend support in the city. The Vanier Community Service Centre is one of 14 community health and resource centres in the city. The family outreach program is but one of the programs offered through the centre Paquette said.


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EMC news - Five finalists had one last chance to win the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favour to have their artwork adorn the Barrhaven south recreation complex. The competition came during an exhibit at the Walter Baker Sports Centre on July 25. Thanks to a city policy called Percent for Art, every new city building with a capital budget of more than $2 million has one per cent of the budget allocated for artwork. Jill DuPont, a cultural planner with the city, said 83 artists applied for the Barrhaven project in April and the art selection committee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made up of local artists, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project manager for the complex, the architect and members of the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whittled down the 83 applications to five finalists. The project has a $300,000 budget and each proposal must have been site-specific and focus on the changing and evolving nature of Barrhaven. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rather than a very literal theme, we told them (artists) not to focus on the specifics of hockey or swimming,â&#x20AC;? DuPont said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rather we wanted something modern and elegant to suit the building.â&#x20AC;? CATHERINE WIDGERY

Boston resident and Montreal native Catherine Widgery wants to use the building materials itself to showcase her project. The building promises to be large, with two, twin NHLsize rinks with seating for 700 people, a community gymnasium, an aquatics facility with lap and therapy pools, a fitness centre and a range of program and multi-purpose rooms. It will have a lot of glass on the exterior. Widgery, who said she was initially inspired by the patterns skates make on ice, said she wanted to reflect that on the exterior of the building. The windows on the south entrance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is close to the rinks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would feature laser etching to mimic skate marks on the ice. Widgery said after the designs are etched in, colour would be fired onto the glass. The combination of blue, green and purple would have an impact on the inside of the building as well and would change in appearance based on the lighting and time of day. The glass near the north entrance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or the aquatic facilities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would be etched to mimic the look of a diver entering the pool. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the inside it would really feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re underwater,â&#x20AC;? Widgery said. The glass that will house the terrace will be etched to mimic clouds. Widgeryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project would encompass some 557 square metres of glass on the outside of the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it fits really well with the soaring heights and transparency of the building,â&#x20AC;? Widgery said, adding that the project would save money in

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contractor fees because the glass would be fitted in instead of windows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would have all the glass fitted and cut,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then it would just need to be installed.â&#x20AC;? Widgery said she was motivated to participate in the open call for artists because she felt the building was a good fit for the glasswork she has been doing lately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art can transform your experience of the space,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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Shayne Dark said he was inspired by the purpose of the building and said he was motivated to participate in the project because of his ties to Ottawa and the changing landscape of Barrhaven. Dark hails from Hartington, Ont. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; near Kingston â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which happens to be home to one of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only two large-scale aluminum cutting and molding facilities. Unlike Widgery, he wants his work to be separate of the new building. His sculpture, which he said would stand 4.5 metres in height, would be made of aluminum and would have three rings increasing in size to represent motion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You would come to the space to play hockey, to swim or to work out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all based on motion. I wanted my sculpture to make people thinking about dropping a pebble in the water and the ripple effect.â&#x20AC;? Dark said he likes using aluminum as a material because of its malleable nature, adding you can carve details as small as a thousandth of an inch. Inside each of the rings would be several seven to 13 centimeter grooves to mimic ripples in the water. He said he has enjoyed the selection process and was excited to find out the results. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so fortunate in my career,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get to go out everyday and play in the sandbox.â&#x20AC;?

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Shayne Dark, who has proposed a 4.5-metre, aluminum sculpture on the grounds outside the new Barrhaven south recreation complex, showcases a model of his vision during an exhibit at the Walter Baker Sports Centre on July 25. would have electronic sensors on their surface that would measure a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart and breathing rates when touched. The sensors would measure and then communicate that information with the other sphere up the chain, causing the lighting inside to change and oscillate to match the personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breathing rate. Anholt said she is always interested in bringing the viewer into the artwork. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Toronto I did a piece that had a lighting component based on movement,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the

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Jill Anholt, a former Carleton University student and now a Vancouver resident, said she was inspired by the translucency of the building design. Her proposal Breath(e) would be an interactive work of art in the public art or gallery section of the complex. It would feature 75 handcast, polyurethane spheres that increase in size as they â&#x20AC;&#x153;floatâ&#x20AC;? up towards the ceiling. The spheres are meant to mimic bubbles under water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all remember that moment when we realized we could blow bubbles underwater,â&#x20AC;? Anholt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a universal memory and ducking your head down and blowing bubbles.â&#x20AC;? The work would also acknowledge the fact that whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there to skate, swim or exercising, breathing becomes a central focus. The interactive part of the piece is that the smaller, lower-to-the-floor spheres

way the piece changes based on your point of view or some technology, I try to make everything interactive.â&#x20AC;? Warren Carther, who works with architectural and sculptural glass and hails from Winnipeg, also made a submission for the recreation complex, along with sculptures Christian Giroux and Daniel Young. The art selection committee was supposed to make the selection on July 26, but the chosen artist was announced after Ottawa South EMC went to press.

      

    



      

 

        

And these buildings are using green technologies such as geothermal wells, which are used for heating. That contributes to a cleaner environment, which makes life better for the next generation. Of course, when our seniors can live independently that usually means a healthier life with less time spent in hospital. So that helps make our universal health care more sustainable for the years ahead, too. Our parents and grandparents built the Ontario we enjoy today. We owe to them to provide the care they need. And it is up to us to build a brighter future for our children, just as previous generations did for us. Keep an eye on your mailbox in the coming weeks for a copy of my summer newsletter. It outlines what initiatives our government has been working for all our families.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP Please feel free to contact me at my community ofďŹ ce if there are any provincial issues I can assist you with. My staff and I will do our best to help.

 

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July 22. There, children of all ages were creating superhero bands and masks. “It is always different, and sometimes the art that is created comes from an idea from the kids,” Doiron added. Aside from letting artistic flare take over, there is also a collaborative art project at each event the gallery goes to. For Doiron’s group, it was to create a sculpture the size of the tent itself. The sculpture, made up of used phone book pages, was slowly growing as children worked to add to it. The goal of the tents is to inform people about what the Ottawa Art Gallery is and has to offer and to inspire potential artists across the city. For residents interested in finding the free workshops at the art tents at the next Ottawa-area festivals, an art tent will be at the Urban Art Show on Saturday Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will also be at the Rideau Canal Festival on Aug. 4 from 12 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. COMING TO A FESTIVAL NEAR YOU

The arts tents will make several appearances throughout August and September, including: • The Main Farmers’ Mar-

Ride the Rideau, Eastern Ontario’s most successful cancer fundraiser As a medical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Neil Reaume has treated hundreds of cancer patients – and all of them have a story to tell.

But one story he heard during the inaugural Ride the Rideau event in 2010 – The Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event in support of cancer research at the Hospital – was particularly unforgettable.

The 42-year-old Reaume enjoyed the event so much that he returned to Ride the Rideau last year, the event’s second, but this time as one of the 715 riders. Over two years, the event has raised a total of $2.7 million. While cancer touches most people’s lives, Reaume is especially grateful for the incredible success of the event. Ride the Rideau funds the work that he is involved in as a researcher, which includes interna-

ket on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Lumiere Festival Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. • The Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Caribbean Day at Brewer Park on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m.

tional lung and kidney cancer studies, as well as other clinical trials. There are over 70 trials currently taking place at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, with thousands of patients taking part annually. Reaume is thrilled that there are so many people out there who are just as passionate about the fight against cancer as he is. Their enthusiasm, he said, is so inspiring that he has registered for the third annual event on Saturday, September 8. To join Dr. Reaume in the event, or to sign up to volunteer, visit ridetherideau.ca.

to 4 p.m. • The Main Farmers’ Market Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Arboretum Music and Arts Festival, Sept. 15.

Ride the Rideau, Eastern Ontario’s most successful cancer fundraiser By TRACEY TONG The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

“Every patient is different in their own way, and everyone has a story that’s touching,” said Reaume, who is also the director of the Hospital’s medical oncology training program.

While volunteering, he met a young woman from Montreal who was riding her dad’s bike – he had died one year to the day of the ride from colon cancer. She had found out about Ride the Rideau the week before, and raised $3,000 in just seven days. “My jaw just dropped,” Reaume said. “I won’t forget that one.”

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Gabrielle Doiron helped children at the Haitian Festival on July 22 be creative at the Ottawa Art Gallery at the Gloucester High School. The art tents are popping up at festivals this summer, giving participants a chance to make some interesting art pieces and learn about the Ottawa Art Gallery.

In 2010, A.J. Blauer was diagnosed with lyposarcoma, a rare form of cancer in his left leg. The Elmvale-area resident, who was 37 at the time, recalls the moment he heard the diagnosis. “When you have little kids, you consider what could come of all of this,” said the Canterbury High School teacher. “They were five and three at the time. I thought, ‘how old is old enough to lose a father?’ I lived in a state of constant anxiety.” Fortunately, Blauer didn’t have to worry. “The treatment I received at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre was excellent,” said Blauer, who cycled to all his follow up treatments. “Cancer is a lousy thing to have happen, but if you have cancer, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre is all you can hope for.” He underwent 30 rounds of radiation. Blauer’s surgeon, Dr. Joel Werier, noticed the bike and asked him to join his team for Ride the Rideau, a 100km bike tour from Ottawa to Merrickville in support of groundbreaking cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital.

This September 8, Blauer and Werier are back for their second year. “I don’t take it for granted that I have two legs and can ride a bike,” said Blauer, now 40. “I feel fortunate that I walked away from this.” Learn more about Ride the Rideau, Eastern Ontario’s most successful cancer fundraiser at www.ridetherideau.ca.

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Hwy. 174 construction work underway EMC news - Construction on highway 174, between Montreal Road and one kilometre west of Blair Road, was set to begin on the evening of July 29 and will involve nightly lane and ramp closures. These recurring lane and ramp closures on highway174 between Highway 417 and Montreal Road will occur in the overnight hours, typically from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. One lane of traffic will remain open at any given time. Traffic control signage

will be in place and will provide advance notification of the closures. Motorists are expected to encounter minor delays through the work zone. This $3.5-million road rehabilitation project is expected to improve an important transportation link between Orleans and Highway 417 in Ottawa’s core. The project consists of crack repairs of failed joints in the concrete road base, milling and paving the full length and width of the road-

way, minor storm sewer and culvert rehabilitation, and ditching as required. While there should be no interruption to Transitway service between Blair Station and Montreal Road, transit detours may be required during the repaving operation. Changes to traffic detouring, including OC Transpo service will be communicated to the public via public service announcements. Transit riders can also visit www.octranspo.com for travel planning information.

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Hidden Harvest Ottawa founders Jay Garlough and Katrina Siks would like to harvest fruit-bearing trees in the city this fall. The two, who came up with the idea last season, said they want to ensure all fruit grown in the city does not go to waste.

Picking fruit and sharing it Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

of years, but we just wanted to be safe.” As part of the process, Hidden Harvest will take the fruit that is in the worst shape so it might be used in another manner. “It might be for juicing, jamming, it might be donated, canning, all sorts of things, but mostly it is to ensure that all the fruit, even the lower quality food get used as well,” Siks said. The organization will launch its harvest on Sept. 15. A website will have a database for volunteers to find information on where fruit trees are in the city and interested volunteer harvesters can sign up to participate. In the meantime, Siks said, the organization is looking for interested people to volunteer. “Right now we have two groups mobilized, but we can definitely use more volunteers to help get harvesting materials; pole pickers, burlap sacks, to make harvesting bags,” she said. “Or if people are interested in helping us in creating and recreate harvesting equipment, we would welcome them.” The group is also looking for research help. “We want to make sure we are brushed up on our harvesting techniques, and what can be done with the types of fruit we pick so we can inform ourselves and the food banks and community centres we provide fruit to,” Siks said. A training session will be organized in August for lead harvesters. For more information, visit hiddenharvestottawa.ca or send an email to info@hiddenharvest.ca.

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Food to the Ottawa Food Bank to produce farmers, to find out how such an organization would work best in the city. “We learned from them and began considering the Ottawa environment, and how this project will work and how we could make it sustainable,” Siks said. The aim was to make the organization not only viable, she said, but to ensure fruit in the city is harvested, shared and preserved. There are two branches of the organization: one which handles the harvesting, picking and sharing of the produce of the fruit and nut trees, while the other will be promoting more edible tree growth in the city by selling fruit-bearing trees and bushes. The result is this September Hidden Harvest Ottawa volunteers will begin picking fruit from more than 20,000 identified fruit trees across the city. The city’s parks and facilities bylaw does not permit anyone to disturb or remove any city property, including trees, shrubs, bushes, flowers, plants or grasses. Siks said she has been working with the city to obtain the appropriate permits to remove the fruit and nuts. “I think it makes sense that food on public land does its part in feeding the public,” Siks said. “But this is something that is new, for us and for our city and we are just being cautious and ensuring the safety of the harvesting process and to be fair for all parties involved. Of course, unofficially, harvesting off city trees has been happening for decades or even hundreds

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Mary Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memories the hot sun was at its cruelest. We followed Father to the drive shed where seven little tin cans were lined up on a plank like soldiers. Father took the old battered coal-oil can and ďŹ lled each tin half full with coal-oil and we headed out, down the hill behind the barn and the silo, each of us with our own ammunition to get rid of the despised potato bugs. The potato patch was about twice the size of our garden. We were big potato eaters. Father expected them fried for breakfast, creamed for lunch at noon and if there were any left over, fried with bacon fat and onions for supper. We could end up with many bags in the cellar if we were lucky. It was no easy job picking off the bugs. There were no gloves to protect your ďŹ ngers. The only time I ever saw a pair of rubber gloves was when old Dr. Murphy took out my tonsils. No, you took a hold of the potato bug between your thumb and ďŹ nger and pulled it off the leaf, and popped it into the tin of coal oil. We went up and down the rows of potatoes, covered from head to toe to keep off the mosquitoes and the ďŹ&#x201A;ies, with sweat pouring down our backs. We wore straw hats and gum rubbers. If we were lucky and

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EMC news - Communities along the Rideau Canal want the historic waterway to remain open for its regular season next year and are prepared to roll up their sleeves to make it happen. An MP in the Smiths Falls area is seeking ideas that would allow Parks Canada to create revenue or save money in the areas of their control: locking, water management and maintenance. Parks Canada has been directed to cut $29.2 million from its existing budget by the federal government. In April, the government announced it will shorten the season in 2012, but later rescinded the decision due to public outcry. The Rideau Canal attracts almost 950,000 visitors a year by land. Leeds-Grenville MP Gord Brown hosted a capacity crowd at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall on July 24 to hear from the public about the financial gap. Brown said he will meet with Environment Minister Peter Kent later in the summer to present the community’s suggestions. “It’s my hope that we can ensure that the

season remains intact,” Brown said. Peter Hurst of Hurst Marina in Manotick sees any reduction of the canal’s hours of operation as a nail in the coffin for many businesses that employ local residents along the Rideau. “You’ve got to keep this going,” Hurst told Brown during the public meeting held July 24. “As a company we would help in any way we can.” Help could include assistance locking boats through the canal if staffing was the major financial burden faced by the lock system. Mark Akert, operator of Kawartha Voyageur, is hoping to see the operation of the Rideau Canal move from Parks Canada to another department and perhaps be split among many levels of government, possibly involving the federal Ministry of Heritage. Cutting staffing levels at Parks Canada was a common suggestion heard during the evening. Others suggested reviewing contract workers and the savings that could come from paring down unnecessary work, as well as going after individuals who damage Parks Canada property during at-fault accidents. Brian Preston of Portland, a former public servant, feels cuts to hours and staffing along the waterway will do damage to the success of the Rideau Canal in the long term.

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Trinidad and Tobago association gears up for celebration Kristy Strauss kristy.strauss@metroland.com

Ottawa Convention Centre, which is also the day after the ofďŹ cial 50th anniversary of Trinidadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independence. John-Baptiste said it was important for the association to hold events all across the city. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because, she said, there are people of different backgrounds across Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Ottawa, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re scattered all over,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re integrating the entire community, and we want the wider Ottawa community to be a part of what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing.â&#x20AC;? She said the events are for people of all different backgrounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for everybody all over,â&#x20AC;? John-Baptiste said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re celebrating diplomatic relations with Canada. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Trinidadians, yes, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a part of Canada.â&#x20AC;? If anybody is interested in more information or would like to be involved in the events, visit the Trinidad and Tobago Association of

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EMC community - Ingrid John-Baptiste wants the whole city to celebrate a special anniversary for Trinidad and Tobago, no matter what their background. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 50th anniversary of independence of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as 50 years of diplomatic relations with Canada,â&#x20AC;? said John-Baptiste, who is also the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Ottawa. As part of the occasion, the association has held a variety of events across the city in partnerships with other community groups, like the Social Organization of Caribbean Cultural Activities (Club S.O.C.C.A). Other groups theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve partnered with include the Caribbean Hummingbirds, Carivibe, Hurricane Sports Club, Nepean Pan Harmon-

ics Steelband and 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have invited what I call â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Trini-ďŹ&#x201A;avouredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; groups,â&#x20AC;? said John-Baptiste, adding that the feedback on the events so far has been very positive. Most recently, the association held a picnic family day in Britannia Park co-hosted with Hurricane Sports Club, and on Aug. 18 the association will co-host a Carivibe Street Parade and Block Party with Club S.O.C.C.A. John-Baptiste said one of the biggest events will take place aHighway 174 construction work underway The event is co-hosted with Nepean Pan Harmonics and supported by Club S.O.C.C.A and 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Company. It will feature a mini exhibition showcasing the products and food from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as entertainment. The Independence 50 Gala will take place Sept. 1 at the

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Higher house prices don’t mean a tax hike: city Average homes cost 24 per cent more than 2008, especially downtown Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC news - Ottawa residents shouldn’t go into a panic that their taxes are going to go up, even though house prices are on the rise in Ottawa. That was the message from the city’s deputy treasurer following news that Ottawa has seen a 24 per cent increase in assessed home value over the last four years, according to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. That’s about the same annual increase the city has seen since 1980, according to MPAC. But “boutique” neighbourhoods like the Glebe, Westboro and other areas close to downtown are seeing increases above the 24 per cent average. Infill properties are in demand, the report reads, and “Ottawa’s greenbelt, increased congestion and commuting times to suburban communities including Orleans, and the amenities that come with being the nation’s capital, have all combined to keep sale pric-

es increasing in the city.” The city is preparing a communications strategy for the fall to get the word out that such a large increase in value doesn’t necessarily lead to a corresponding increase in property taxes. That’s when MPAC will be mailing notices to tell property owners their new assessments. “This does not mean that property owners in Ottawa will experience a 24-per-cent increase in municipal property tax,” deputy city treasurer Ken Hughes wrote to members of city council on July 25. “The effect of the change in the assessed value is different for each property.” The city’s website, ottawa. ca, will have an estimator tool so people can asses their tax impact when they receive their new assessment in the fall. Calculating how a change in a property’s assessed value will affect how much property tax the homeowner pays is a complex calculation, but the main consideration is how an individual property’s assessed value increase relates to the 24

per cent city average. For instance, a property evaluated by MPAC as having increased in value by 24 per cent over the past four years would see a municipal property tax increase equal to any increase in the city budget approved by council. Accordingly, an assessment increase over 24 per cent means your taxes would go up by more than the percentage budget increase set by city council. And if your assessment increase is below 24 per cent, your taxes would go up less than the increase set by city council, or your taxes could go down. Also complicating matters is a new four-year phase-in period. It means that the full impact of any increase in taxes due to an assessment increase wouldn’t be felt until 2016. If you have an assessment decrease, however, your taxes would go down immediately in 2013, with no phase-in period. MPAC analyzes actual sale prices of similar properties to determine the assessed value of more than four million residential properties across Ontario. MPAC also assesses more than 800,000 farm, commercial, industrial and other types of properties.

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Butterfly mural project takes flight in Vanier Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - A new multimural project will soon have colourful butterflies scattered all around Vanier, adding to the neighbourhood’s sizeable collection of super-sized art. Vanier already boasts 38 murals scattered across the neighbourhood, each one depicting either a period in Vanier’s past or the connections made between residents. What makes the latest project different is that it will show the rebirth of a neighbourhood using images of a curious creature synonymous with beautiful transformations. For the past three weeks, Ottawa artist Nicole Belanger has turned the boardroom at the Quartier Vanier Merchants Association into an artist’s studio, painting 10 separate 2.4 by 1.2 metre panels. When combined, the panels form a giant, colourful butterfly scene. “The butterfly, to me, signifies the change that is happening and that is coming in Vanier,” Belanger said. “Vanier is on the cusp of rebirth and the butterflies represent that.” Three years in the making, Quartier Vanier sought funding through the Ontario

Arts Council for the project. Working in partnership with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, which has provided groups of eager young artists to help Belanger paint, Quartier Vanier wanted to give the community a different splash of colour. This project, said Quartier Vanier executive director Suzanne Valiquet, is one way to help liven up the community. “I believe in animating an area, and art does that,” she said. “It creates a sense of place, of belonging, of pleasure fun and joy. It is the basis of rejuvenating an area.” The panels are made of marine-grade plywood and tough, resilient paint materials, meaning they should remain vibrant for years, Belanger said. Even before the panels are complete, Quartier Vanier has sold three panels to area business owners. The goal, Valiquet said, is to have the butterflies along the three main streets in the area: Montreal Road, McArthur Avenue and Beechwood Avenue. “At the base of the project, it will be a way businesses can beautify the area,” Valiquet said. Belanger is eager to see these art pieces up on the sides of the Vanier buildings.

“I am used to huge murals, but the phenomenon of small murals allows you to look for a pattern and you will see the pattern around the community,” Belanger said. Each panel has bright, vibrant butterflies, and each of the moths and butterflies on the panels are native to the area. Belanger indicated she felt it will be hard for any passerby to miss the panels, with the idea that the butterflies will be positioned at eye level. “It is about promoting the art,” Valiquet said. “We were told by some to not put them so low, that they might get tagged or marked up, but if that is the case, we will just touch them up.” For any residents or visitors to the area who fall in love with one of the butterfly mural panels, there is a chance to take a smaller one home. Quartier Vanier will be reproducing prints of the panels for sale. T-shirts featuring the images may also be created. The panels are to be completed by August and are scheduled to be unveiled at a vernisage in early in the month and business will be placing them on their buildings for the entire community to see shortly afterwards.

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Nicole Belanger puts the finishing touches on one of the butterfly mural panels in the boardroom at the Quartier Vanier Merchants Association. Belanger and Vanier youth have been painting eight murals to be sold to business around the neighbourhood.

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Trussle is an unaltered female, sable and white Dwarf Campbell hamster. She is about seven months old and was surrendered to the shelter by her owner on July 21. Trussle’s large incisor teeth continually grow, so she will need lots of chew toys and things to gnaw on to wear down her teeth to prevent them from overgrowing. Hamsters have docile temperaments and relatively clean habits. Hamsters are friendly and when handled often, they become quite tame. Some will acknowledge their owners and will eagerly look for treats when approached. Hamsters should be handled gently, scooping them up and cradling them in the palms of your hands. Hamsters have poor eyesight but a keen sense of smell and excellent hearing. Because they cannot see very well they are not as sure-footed and steady on their feet as some other animals. They can very easily fall off of furniture or tables and should be held or contained when out of their cage.

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Hamsters are nocturnal and can become cranky if you disturb their daytime sleep. Try to limit cleaning, feeding and handling to the late afternoon and evening. Accommodate your hamster’s natural rhythms, and you will find an eager companion.

Place your hamster’s cage in a dimly lit room, away from drafts, direct sunlight and noise. Find a location that will allow the hamster to sleep during the day and family members to sleep at night. Select a spacious cage with a solid, deep bottom. You can choose from wire cages, aquariums and plastic cages. Plastic cages full of tubes and tunnels can be fun for a

hamster, but lack ventilation and can be harder to clean. Be sure to check any cage closely for secure fastenings. Hamsters love to escape! Since hamsters are solitary, private animals, your pet will appreciate a hiding house. An old cardboard box will double as a gnawing object. Shred white, unscented tissues to provide nesting material. Dog biscuits or twigs from a pesticide-free beech, maple or fruit tree will help keep your hamster’s teeth properly worn down. Supplement your hamster’s pellet food mix with alfalfa pellets and fresh vegetables and fruits, such as spinach, lettuce, apple and cauliflower to help keep your pet healthy. A hayrack filled with hay can provide necessary roughage, and a salt lick can prevent mineral deficiencies. Never offer beans, apple seeds, parsley, tomatoes, or green or sprouted potatoes: all are poisonous to hamsters.

Please note: The Ottawa Humane Society has many other companion animals available for adoption. Featured animals are adopted quickly! To learn more about adopting an animal from the Ottawa Humane Society please contact us: Website: www.ottawahumane.ca Email: Adoptions@ottawahumane.ca Telephone: (613) 725-3166 x258 Ottawa South EMC - Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: patricia.lonergan@metroland.com

• Aug. 3-6 Come and celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Rideau Canal from Aug. 3 to 6. From boating and outdoor leisure enthusiasts to heritage buffs and art lovers, the four-day celebration offers fun, interactive entertainment for the whole family. The party runs for the entire August long

weekend. Don’t miss out! For a complete list of activities, visit www.rideaucanalfestival. ca.

• Aug. 6 The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society will be demonstrating Scottish country dancing on Colonel By Day at noon

and 1 p.m. below the Bytown Museum on the grass. Come meet and dance with us and find out how much fun this activity can be. Sign up for introductory classes in Ottawa and Manotick starting Sept. 11, 2012.

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• Aug. 12 Friends of the Central Experimental Farm will host a lovely classic Victorian Tea served on the lawns of the Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring a patio chair and listen to live music. Enter the best hat contest and don period costume (optional). For more information visit www.friendsofthefarm.ca.

• Aug. 25 Friends of the Central Experimental Farm will host Art on the Farm with artists working in various mediums from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. They will display and sell their original works under the trees. For more information call 613230-3276, or visit www. friendsofthefarm.ca.

• Sept. 7 Come to Parkdale United Church Memorial Hall 429 Parkdale Ave., at 7:30 p.m. and dance with members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society – Ottawa Branch and find out how much fun this activity can be. Sign up for introductory classes in Ottawa and Manotick starting Sept. 11.

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Bytown Museum, 1 Canal Lane Monday, August 6th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy free admission, heritage demonstrations, live music and tons of great activities at this annual event! 613-234-4570

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milking machines, and even robotic milkers. Fore more information visit agriculture.technomuses.ca or 613-991-3044

Celebrate the Billings Estate bicentennial anniversary by following in historic footsteps – or more specifically paddle strokes! Experience the history of the Rideau River in a whole new way as one of our interpreters leads this guided paddle along the historic waterway. Discover the impact that the Billings and others had on the area from when they arrived in 1812 to today. Join us afterwards for a picnic snack. Please note that you must bring your own equipment including: canoe or kayak, paddles and life jackets.

Cost is $10/person, including picnic. Call Marcelle Kimberley for more exciting details! 613-282-9533. Enjoy unique and captivating activities all summer long. From donkey care to bread making to afternoon milking and ice cream making, there is a daily demonstration sure to please everyone. Visit agriculture.technomuses.ca or 613-991-3044. Nepalese Canadian Association of Ottawa (NCAO) is organizing its 10th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank. NCAO volunteers will be conducting door-to-door food drive in many neighbourhoods in Ottawa from July 23 to Aug.10, and collecting non-perishable food or cash donations. Multicultural dance and music show will be organized on August 11 at the Bandshall stage in Andrew Hydon Park from 2 to 5 p.m. All proceeds go to the Ottawa Food Bank. NCAO has collected so far over $80,000 worth of food items for Ottawa Food bank since 2003. For more information visit www.nepalese. ca or call 613-224-6766 (after hours) 613-995-5913 (office hours).

has free parking. For more information call 613-821-0414. Too late for university? Think again! Carleton University Bridging Program offers mature students a way to qualify for university admission, improve academic skills, and build confidence. Only $200 for a 12-week, part-time course. Register now for September. Call 613-5202600 ext. 1024 or visit www. carleton.ca/cie. Free skateboarding and sports drop-in from Rural South Recreation. From noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Call 613-580-2424 ext. 30235 for locations and more information or visit us on the web at www.ottawa.ca/ruralsouth. Effective Aug.1, 2012 ROSSS is taking over as the provider of community support services in the former township of Goulbourn, including Richmond, Munster and Ashton. As volunteers continue to be at the heart of our organization and assist with the delivery of our services, we currently are looking for volunteer transportation drivers in this new catchment area. Call 613-692-4697.

Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join our activities and meet some new friends. Activities include: bridge, scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, sightseeing, travel cafes and craft hours. For more information call 613860-0548 or ottawanewcomers@hotmail.ca.

Bonding With Baby: A fourweek session focusing on infant massage and baby sign language. From July 19 to Aug. 9, enjoy a weekly session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Live and Learn Resource Centre in Metcalfe. Incorporated in the workshops will be information on your baby’s development from the Parents as Teachers program.

Gloucester South Seniors, 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by OCTranspo number 144, and

The Live and Learn Resource Centre in Metcalfe has organized a number of playgroups in the park throughout the rural Ottawa South area this summer. Kids and parents are welcome to join staff from Rural Family Connections in the park for a few hours of fun.


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