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Progressive Muslims from all over North America will share personal stories at an upcoming library event. – Page 4


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A Grade 8 student has organized her second charity fashion show to benefit Roger’s House. – Page 16

EMC news - An interim report issued by Ottawa Public Health has indicated that to date, there have been no identified links between hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV and a Carling Avenue clinic. “This interim report highlights the outstanding work of the staff at Ottawa Public Health and throughout the city in supporting, providing advice and assisting affected patients over the past few months,� said Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, chairwoman of the Ottawa Board of Health, in a release. “It also recommends changes at the provincial level that would mitigate or avoid future challenges of the type faced here.� In October, Ottawa Public Health officials announced Matthew Jay photo that an endoscopic clinic, Ottawa forward Josh Pitt battles with Carleton Place’s Brock Edwards (25) in front of goaltender Joe Yetman’s net duroperated by Dr. Christiane ing the Canadians 5-1 win over the Jr. Senators on Jan. 11 at the Jim Durrell Complex. For the full story, turn to page Farazli at 1081 Carling Ave., 18. was identified as the clinic that might have placed about 6,800 people at risk of HIV or hepatitis infection over the last 10 years due to a failure to observe required cleaning procedures. Emma Jackson ed as the first woman to chair In November, several of “The NCC changed quite still use.� the National Capital Com- a lot during Jean’s time,� he Farazli’s patients had tested He added that Pigott was mission. positive for hepatitis C, but said. “During her time, the passionate about creating an EMC news - Ottawa poliShe was also the first NCC took over the mainte- accessible capital for all CaDr. Isra Levy, the city’s chief medical officer of health, tician, businessperson and woman to sit on Ontario Hy- nance of the official residenc- nadians. said in an email to the mayor, community builder Jean Pig- dro board of directors, and es, Confederation Boulevard “She always felt Canadian council and the Ottawa Board ott died on Jan. 10 at the age sat on the board of the Cana- was constructed and for the unity was a bit fragile, but she dian Tire Corporation. of Health, that positive results of 87. first time the NCC was given felt that building a strong, naPigott was born in 1924 She was also chairwoman responsibility for program- tional capital could help deal were to be expected. He also said positive re- and grew up to become presi- of the Ottawa Congress Cen- ming activities and events to with that.� sults don’t mean the infec- dent and chief executive of tre board. contribute to its mandate.� The NCC board has not yet She was made an Officer tions were linked to Farazli’s her family’s bakery business Pigott had a more subtle discussed how it will honour before becoming the Progres- of the Order of Canada in impact on the capital’s devel- Pigott, although Mills said clinic. “Even though the estimated sive Conservative member of 1995 for her commitment to opment as well. they will discuss creating risk of infection to individu- Parliament for the now-de- leadership and community “She came up with the a tribute at their upcoming als having received an endos- funct Ottawa-Carleton riding building. best description of what our board meeting. NCC chairman Russell overall objective should be: copy at that clinic is very low, in 1976. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson She lost her seat in 1979, Mills said Pigott had a “sig- to make the national capital said Pigott has left a lasting the diseases in question are but continued as a PC candi- nificant impact� on the orga- the second home for every legacy in the city. not rare, Levy had said. date in the Ottawa area until nization during her time as Canadian,� Mills said. CLINIC, see 5 1984, when she was appoint- chairwoman. PIGOTT, see 3 “That’s a description we

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EMC events - Goody celebrated his 15th birthday on Jan. 8 right at home. He relaxed, and visited with friends young and old, and he even enjoyed a cake made of grains and molasses. The Canada Agriculture Museum held the party for the birthday boy, which is the museum’s only – and beloved – bull. “People come to see Goody. He’s our most popular animal,” said Marie-Sophie

Desaulniers, manager of visitor experience at the Canada Agriculture Museum. Goody was born 1997 and has been at the museum since 1999. “He’s been here a very long time and a lot of people know him,” she said. “A lot of our animals change a lot, but Goody has been a fixture since 1999.” Goody moved to the museum 13 years ago to help visitors understand what a bull looks like, and what the purpose of bulls are in the farming world.


Bulls are often used for mating purposes, she said, adding the animal is later used for meat. “We want our visitors to be able to see males and understand what their function on the farm is,” Desaulniers said. “He brings to the visiting public a good example of what male beef cattle species can look like. He enables us to start that conversation of why we don’t keep males on the farm and what happens to them. He’s really a good starting point for all kinds of discussion.”

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‘Jean was an incredible leader’: Watson PIGOTT, from 1

“Jean was an incredible leader in both the public and private sectors, and someone who could always be counted on to put the interests of her community and country first and foremost,” the mayor said in a statement. “In a day and age of an abundance of negativity, Jean was always a positive force for change in the nation’s capital.” He said her most notable contributions included building Confederation Boulevard and creating the old Ottawa Convention Centre. Pigott, born Jean Morrisson, was not the only member of her family to succeed in Ottawa. Her two younger sisters are also prominent Ottawa community members. Grete Hale is a local author who wrote her memoirs Baker’s Daughter: the Story of a Long, Rich and Very Canadian Life in early 2011, chronicling the siblings’ childhood as they grew up in the Ottawa Valley. Youngest sister Gay Cook is a celebrated food writer and columnist, publishing Mrs. Cook’s Kitchen, Basics and Beyond in 2000. River Coun. Maria McRae said she was very sad to hear her political mentor had passed away. Although McRae didn’t know much about Pigott before she took office in 2003, McRae was friends with Hale who told her Pigott had “commanded” to see her and offer advice about her new job. “The very first thing she told me, and I will never forget this, was no matter how hard the job is, no matter how many hours you work, always make your husband number one,” McRae recounted. “Politics can become all-time consuming sometimes. She made a point of telling me how she and (her husband) Arthur made time for each other in the midst of her career.” Former Ottawa mayor Jim Durrell also remembers Pigott’s “sage advice.”

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Jean Pigott, the first female chairwoman of the National Capital Commission, has died at the age of 87. “If you had an issue or concern, you could sit down and she offered up very wise advice,” he said, noting she always encouraged people to be true to themselves. Durrell said he’ll miss her “infectious enthusiasm” and her ability to get things done.

“Jean commanded a lot of respect, both from business people and politicians,” he said. “She was a person to be reckoned with, and I mean that very positively. She got things done. “She had great vision, great passion for Ottawa. It was a great pleasure to work with her, and she’ll be sadly missed.”

EMC News - Mayor Jim Watson declared Jan. 15 to 21 as National Non-Smoking Week in Ottawa today highlighting the help that is available to help residents stop smoking. The theme of this year’s National Non-Smoking Week is “Breaking up is hard to do” – Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is encouraging people to “kiss tobacco goodbye”. The launch event also highlighted the smoking cessation programs offered by OPH and community partners. “Quitting smoking can be one of the best and most immediate ways to improve your health,” said Watson. “The Smoke-Free Champion awards are an opportunity for OPH to recognize the residents and members of our community who have demonstrated leadership in making Ottawa a healthier community,” said Coun. Diane Holmes, chair of the Ottawa Board of Health. As part of the launch, Watson, Coun. Holmes, Coun. Peter Clark and Dr. Isra Levy, medical officer of health, presented a Smoke-Free Champion Award to Anne Lamarche-Picotte for her work in the field of smoking cessation. Lamarche-Picotte is a member of the Eastern Ottawa Community Health Team, an initiative funded by the Minis-

try of Health and Long-Term Care. “Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances in the world and we know many people who use tobacco would like to quit. OPH can help you become smoke-free any way that works for you,” said Levy. “Quitting smoking is very individual and I encourage people to find the right services and tools that meet their needs.” There are approximately 102,000 people in Ottawa, or 14.5 per cent of the population who smoke. Throughout National NonSmoking Week, OPH will be presenting Smoke-Free Champion Awards to individuals, community associations and institutions that have made outstanding contributions towards the health of residents and making Ottawa more smoke-free. CESSATION SUPPORTS

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Winter fun at Ottawa’s Outdoor Rinks If you’re looking for a fun way to stay active this winter try heading to one of the many outdoor rinks located around Ottawa. You can enjoy a family skate, practice your skills, or join in on a pick-up hockey game. For a bit more excitement you can also participate in the 3rd annual Hockey Day in Ottawa happening on February 12, 2012 at your local outdoor rink in support of our community volunteers. For more information, and other special events you can visit the Recreation and Culture section of or call the Seasonal Recreation line at 613-580-2590. Residents can also stay up to date on information regarding rink conditions and reports by visiting

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Shahla Khan Salter, chair of the Muslims for Progressive Values Canada organization, is excited for the upcoming Progressive Muslim Identities: Personal Stories from U.S. and Canada presentation and book launch at the Ottawa Public Library’s main branch.

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City of Ottawa 2012 Summer Student Employment Program Recruitment for the City of Ottawa’s 2012 Summer Student Employment Program will begin in early February. Students over the age of 16 and who are enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary program or institutions of higher learning on a full-time or part-time basis can apply for a number of different positions with the City. The Summer Student Employment Program is a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience and enhance academic goals. For more information and to view available opportunities, please visit Seeking donations for family affected by fire As you may be aware, on January 3rd an accidental fire caused damage to three homes on Downpatrick Road in our community. I have learned that Ms. Carmen Mayer and her daughter have lost their home and all personal belongings as a result of this fire. Ms. Mayer would be grateful for any donations to help begin to re-establish her household. Small item donations can be dropped off at the Extended Stay Hotel at 141 Cooper Street (613-236-7500).Your community support is greatly appreciated and will make a huge impact on the lives of these individuals.

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EMC news - Shahla Kahn Salter is a lawyer, and mother of three children. She’s also an active leader in raising the profiles of progressive Muslims, and helps give a voice to those she feels aren’t covered by the mainstream media. She’ll also be one of the speakers at an upcoming presentation, titled Progressive Muslim Identities: Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada, and book launch at the Ottawa Public Library’s main branch on Jan. 30. “Our perception of Islam is one of peace and acceptance,” said Khan Salter. “Women can be imams in our community, and they can lead prayer. We do not marginalize our queer brothers and sisters – these are all things that are fundamental in our faith and Allah loves us all regardless of our sexual orientation. It’s an important voice that should be heard.”

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“The mission of the library is to open up dialogues and discussions, and hopefully people will go back with new ideas and understanding of what’s happening in a certain group of people,” she said. “It’s just one way to open up people’s minds.” Kahn Salter said the organization has had a warm reception from people in Ottawa, and group members often speak out in support of human rights issues. The group also marched in the 2010 Gay Pride Parade, and she said they received a lot of support then. “What we’d love to see is more people know that we’re out there,” Khan Salter said. Everyone is welcome to the event which takes place at the library’s main branch on Jan. 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on Muslims for Progressive Values Canada, visit: www. The group can also be found on Facebook.

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March Break Programs Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about plans for your children for the March Break. Registration has begun for the wide variety of programs the City of Ottawa will host for those students who are on break from school during the week of March 12-16. Qualified and enthusiastic staff will help your children experience dancing, sports, crafts, leadership training and so much more. You can find more information on the March Break Programs located near you and registration details by checking out the March Break recreation guide found in the Recreation and Culture section of


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Hockey program gives less fortunate children access to sports City of Ottawa

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Dr. Christiane Farazliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clinic located on Carling Avenue was at the centre of an infection control lapse that came to light in October.

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They are known to be associated with a variety of common behaviours and risk factors unrelated to endoscopies. Ottawa Public Health anticipates it will identify a number of positive results during the look back study in which several thousand people are tested for the diseases. The recent report provided an overview of Ottawa Public Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notiďŹ cation and response to the situation, and indicated public health was able to reach 90 per cent of potentially affected patients directly to alert them of the lapse. The report also stated the investigation is on-

EMC News - Local children who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t afford to buy hockey equipment or take hockey lessons will now get a chance to lace up their skates and hit the ice with the launch this past weekend of the I Love to Play Hockey program, presented by Canadian Tire Jumpstart, in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the family of Eric Leighton. I Love to Play Hockey is designed for children ages 10 to 15 years and provides them with skates, a hockey helmet, hockey gloves, hockey stick, a jersey and a series of lessons over four weeks on outdoor rinks, followed by a fun wrap-up tournament. This hockey program builds on the existing I Love to Skate program, which equips children ages 6 to 12 with skates and skating lessons. Participants were identiďŹ ed for the program

going, and will include â&#x20AC;&#x153;additional testing for certain patients who volunteer and will assist in further examining whether there was any link between infections and the lapse. This process is expected to take a signiďŹ cant amount of time.â&#x20AC;? Attempts to contact Farazli for comment were unsuccessful. For more information , patients can contact Ottawa Public Health by calling 613-580-2888. For additional information please visit ottawa. ca/health or e-mail . The full report is also available at and was discussed at the Jan. 16 Ottawa Board of Health meeting.

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EMC news - Michelle Walrond said she’s tired of paying high fees to send money to her family overseas. The Ottawa resident and ACORN Canada member was among those who turned up for a rally to protest high fees outside the Money Mart on the corner of Bronson and Gladstone Avenues on Jan. 10. “If you don’t use the remittance system, you don’t know,” said Walrond, who was one of roughly 20 members who came out on the cold day to protest. Some cars passing down Bronson Avenue honked in support as the organization held signs and marched to try and gain attention to the issue. Walrond and the members of ACORN were calling on Western Union to cap their charges at

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The National Capital Commission raised the green flag near Fifth Avenue to launch the 42nd season of skating on the Rideau Canal skateway on Jan. 15.

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The NCC ice safety committee approved the opening of the 2.2-kilometre section as the area’s ice surface had reached the appropriate thickness for skating conditions. Skaters will be able to access this section of the skateway at numerous entry points along the Canal between Bank Street and Pretoria Avenue. The Rideau Canal skateway was first opened to public skaters by the NCC during

the 1970/1971 winter season. According to the NCC, the 7.8 kilometre stretch of ice sees more than one million skaters each year. The skateway is also the official setting for a number of the NCC’s Winterlude celebrations, which run from Feb. 3 to Feb. 22. There will also be activities taking place on the skateway for the NHL All-Star Weekend, which takes place from Jan. 26 to 29.


The first section of the Rideau Canal skateway was opened for skaters on Sunday, Jan. 15, officially launching the 42nd season of the world’s largest skating rink. The National Capital Commission has been flooding the ice surface for the past two weeks, preparing to open the canal. The first section

to open is a 2.2 kilometre portion between the Bank Street Bridge and Pretoria Avenue Bridge. Michelle Comeau, NCC senior vice president of environment, capital lands and parks, officially raised the green flag near Fifth Avenue with the help of Papa Ice Hog, the Winterlude mascot. “The NCC skateway team have used their expertise to nudge nature along and to allow today’s launch of the season,” said Comeau.


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Housing fix hampered by red tape There may only be one goal when it comes to affordable housing, eliminating homelessness, but there are many paths to that solution. Affordable housing is easily one of the most complex files at city hall. Even a veteran councillor, Innes Ward’s Rainer Bloess, recently admitted to having a tenuous grasp on the file. When Mayor Jim Watson’s administration decided to pour $14 million into a new housing and homelessness strategy

last year, the money was divvied up into a dizzying array of projects – 15, to be exact. It’s a testament to the reality that individuals and families face housing insecurity for a host of reasons, and there are just as many ways to tackle those problems. That dilemma came up again at city hall recently. The federal and provincial governments are re-jigging their affordable housing funding into a new program, and Ottawa stands to get $26 million.

But the question was which pile to put the money in. Would it be operational costs, which could mean housing allowances, rent supplements and much-needed maintenance for existing affordable housing? Or would it be capital costs, which would allow the city to leverage the money into building new affordable housing that would ease some of the pressure on the short supply of housing and the long list of people waiting for access to it?

Ultimately, city staff recommended the latter and the planning committee agreed. Part of the thinking is that the city’s hands are really tied if it earmarked that money for operational costs. Funding from upper levels of government always comes with rules, and unfortunately for the city, the rules of the Investment in Affordable Housing Program limit the types of operational costs the money may be used for. We already know that Ot-

tawa Community Housing, the city’s largest provider of affordable housing, has a huge backlog of maintenance work it needs to undertake to ensure existing housing units are inhabitable. Perhaps if the provincial and federal governments left municipalities to make their own decisions, we might be in a better position to tackle each piece of the affordable housing pie. Leveraging the funding to find private or non-profit developers who want to build and operate affordable housing is a good idea, but it doesn’t do much to ensure people can keep living in the housing we’re already providing.

It may have been the best decision given the circumstances, but it probably wouldn’t be considered the best decision if provincial and federal governments hadn’t imposed restrictions. That’s the message that Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and his fellow planning committee members tried to send with a motion asking the upper levels of government to give more flexibility to municipalities and support their ability to make decisions that make sense for their communities. But history shows that those concerns will likely fall on deaf ears.


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

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

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“The city needs the ability to move the money around in whatever best way to serve the people who need affordable housing.” But the city’s hands are tied, according to a staff report, because it can’t shift money around between capital building funds and operating costs once it makes a decision on how it plans to spend the money. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches, the chair of Ottawa Community Housing, backed up Hubley’s point, saying that he would like to see more flexibility so the city could tailor the fund to meet local needs. “At OCH we have a long list of maintenance needs and at some point we are going to have to focus very heavily on renewal,” Desroches said, noting that it would be nice to be able to shift money to cover the operational costs of doing that, if the city chose. According to the staff report, “New units will create new affordable, accessible, sustainable, long term rental housing infrastructure with a focus on households and individuals with the longest wait times, and those requiring supports or accessible units.” Spending the money on new affordable housing should create more than 200 units within that four-year window, according to a report by city staff. The need for those new units outweighs the desire for more operating funds because Ottawa has very little unoccupied

rental housing available; at a vacancy rate of 1.4 per cent, Ottawa has one of the lowest vacancy levels in the country. On top of that, rent increased by 3.7 per cent – more than the cost of living – between 2009 and 2010. The low vacancy rate is also a reason to avoid trying to invest too much money in rent supplements, which the city can give out to people to allow them to stay in private rental housing – usually, their current homes. Since there are fewer apartments available in Ottawa, the city is already seeing a slow uptake of the rental supplement program it introduced last year through its new, annual $14 million housing and homelessness program. Putting more money into that pot is a risk because if the funds aren’t doled out at the end of each year, the provincial and federal governments would take that money back. RENOVATE

John Dickie of the Eastern Ontario Landlord Association said EOLO has long argued that government monies are better spent on subsidizing existing housing and argued that the city could put around $10 million of its $26 million into operating funds, particularly to help convert existing housing stock to meet changing needs (such as accessibility and larger families). “Why build when we can renovate and move the current stock to what the market needs?” Dickie asked the planning com-


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mittee. But city staff said now is also a good time to take advantage of “steadily increasing” interest and capacity for developing affordable housing in Ottawa. According to the report, private and non-profit agencies have been coming to the city requesting more than $125 million to help pay for new affordable housing developments they would like to pursue. That’s something Hubley said he could get behind. “I like the fact that you’re reaching out to partners so we’re not holding the bag ourselves on this,” he told city staff. First up will be the construction of 60 to 90 units of housing at 800 Montreal Rd., which the city bought for a dollar through the Surplus Federal Real Property for Homelessness Initiative. Longfields is another area that is being held for affordable housing development, and it should be one of the sites slated for development in the next three years, according to the report. The planning committee also approved the distribution of the rest of the IAH funds: $2.4 million for Ottawa Renovates Program, $1 million for the Homeownership Down Payment Assistance Program and $1.1 million for administrative and legal costs associated with administering the new program. The federal and provincial governments are providing about $480 million over four years to create affordable housing in the province through IAH. With files from Blair Edwards

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Brewer attracts record number of skaters Park’s first week a busy time for snow clearing volunteers Michelle Nash

EMC news – With winter now in full swing, the Brewer Skate Park volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure the rinks at the community park are up and running in time for crowds of skaters to take advantage of the season. Three rinks operate at the park, including a puddle pond, a hockey rink and the speed skating oval. Rink volunteers had been dealing with unseasonable weather until just before Dec. 25, when the first significant snowfall of the season took place. From there on, the volunteers worked day and night to get the rinks operational. The park’s first week proved to be the busiest Susan

Townley, a longtime rink volunteer, has ever witnessed. “Maybe it is because the canal is still closed, but this was the busiest I have ever seen,” she said. Townley, the coordinator for the park’s rink volunteers, counted 3,866 who turned out to skate during the week of Jan. 3. “We keep a tally for our records, this was by far more than we’ve ever had,” Townley added. Having volunteered at the park for nearly seven years, Townley now oversees the speed skating oval. “It gets passed along to a parent who has a child who uses the oval,” Townley explained. Her 14-year-old son is one of the speed skaters who use the oval. Volunteers from both the Ottawa Pacers Speed Skating Club and the Gloucester Speed Skating Club help to get the oval prepared for use by the speed skaters and Townely said the conditions this year are almost comparable to an indoor surface. The 400-metre speed skating oval at Brewer Park is the only outdoor oval speed skating track in Ottawa. To get the rink ready, the snow is packed down by

trucks dragging large pieces of wood, which serve to flatten the surface, Townley said. This year, it took 14 hours to get the rink into perfect skating condition. The rink currently has eight inches of ice on it, enough for an ice resurfacing machine to drive on the surface. After the rink was completed, Townley said everyone was eager to be the first one to try it out. “It takes a lot of energy to get the rinks ready and to maintain them and when it is done everyone is proud and excited,” she said. The speed skating oval is open to the public every day at around 8:30 a.m., when Townley opens the changing room shack. Although Townley said she is much better with a shovel than a pair of speed skates, she invites everyone to come down and give it a try. The city of Ottawa also will be offering speed skating classes on Sunday mornings starting in February. For more information, contact the city’s recreation skating school at 613-580-2596. To volunteer at any of the three Brewer Park rinks, residents can contact Townley at

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EMC Entertainment - The first thing you notice about Lorne Elliott is the hair. It explodes from the 58year-old comedianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head in a mass of brown curls that spreads laterally from the circumference of his head, a flattened version of the hairstyle of the Muppetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scientist Beaker. The mad professor look belies the polished and professional â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if just a little bent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mind of one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best stand-up comics. Elliott, the former host of CBC Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madly Off in all Directions, has carefully honed his craft for more than four decades, a career that began in Newfoundland clubs and continued across the network of comedy clubs in both Canada and the United States. On Feb. 4, the humourist will entertain guests at a preValentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day fundraiser, with his show, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Upside of the Downturnâ&#x20AC;?. The show is a fundraiser for the Friends of Hospice Ottawa, a volunteer group that provides palliative care in west Ottawa and helps people facing life-threatening illnesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a good cause,â&#x20AC;? said Elliot, who first started performing fundraisers for Friends of Hospice Ottawa almost a

decade ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing good things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important. Elliottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy career began in the pubs of Newfoundland. At the age of 17, the Montreal-born comedian travelled to Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he planned to study marine biology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eventually he would be a scientist like his father, he determined. While attending university, Elliott worked part time as a folk singer at nearby pubs to help pay his tuition. He knew how to play the guitar, banjo and fiddle, skills he learned plucking on the instruments at parties on the East Coast. The stories and the comedy were a natural byproduct of playing at a St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the time people would talk through the songs,â&#x20AC;? said Elliott. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if you talk, people would shut up and wait for the music.â&#x20AC;? Elliott said he will present some brand-new material at the pre-Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy dinner, including a humorous look at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;upside of the economic downturn.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to use that as the theme,â&#x20AC;? said Elliott. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had it coming to us,â&#x20AC;? he said regarding the 2008 recession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been a pretty-spoiled generation.â&#x20AC;? Live entertainment shows have been going through some

tough times since the market collapse of 2008, said Elliott, adding that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noticed a 20 per cent drop in audience attendance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live entertainment just seems to be in a bit of a bubble right now.â&#x20AC;? Musicians and comedians just have to offer better material at their shows to boost attendance, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do better shows,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make them more interesting.â&#x20AC;? Elliott is working on a new musical, tentatively titled The Impersonator, which will first hit the stage in Newfoundland in the near future. FRIENDS OF HOSPICE OTTAWA

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The pre-Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy dinner will also feature the music of jazz singer Missy Burgess, sister of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les Miserablesâ&#x20AC;? singer Michael Burgess. Burgess is a registered nurse and former teacher in Algonquin Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nursing program. The event is being put on by both the Friends of Hospice Ottawa and the Order of St. Lazarus, an organization involved with palliative care. Elliott has performed at several fundraisers for Friends of Hospice Ottawa over the past decade, said Ruth Cameron,

Comedian Lorne Elliott will perform his show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Upside of the Downturnâ&#x20AC;? during a pre-Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day fundraiser for Friends of Hospice Ottawa at Algonquin College on Feb. 4. director of event planning and financial management at Friends of Hospice Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of an event that a lot of people like,â&#x20AC;? she said. Tickets to the event cost $75 and can be purchased by calling 613-591-6002, ext. 27. Corporate table sponsorships cost $1,000 (half-corporate table sponsorships are $550) and media and title sponsorships, $1,500. Brian Goudge will emcee

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

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


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


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TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m. CBC The Maple Leafs are pushing hard to end a six-year absence from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Offensively, much of Toronto’s fortunes rest in the hands of Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul, who both rank among the NHL’s top point-getters. Also chipping in to the Leafs’ attack are a forward group that includes Tyler Bozak, Mikhail Grabovski, Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur. On the blue

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

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


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



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Teen organizing fashion charity fashion show Proceeds of Glebe event go to support Roger’s House Michelle Nash

EMC News - When Kate Reeve said she wanted to organize a charity fashion show for Roger’s House last year, her parents thought the idea was crazy. One year and one successful fashion show later, however, Reeve is at it again and this time she is hoping to raise even more money. The Grade 8 student is finding her second shot at organizing a fashion show has been a lot easier. She already had the contacts and understands the complexities of booking a space, recruiting volunteers and spreading the word. This year’s fashion show will take place on Jan. 22 at the Glebe Community Centre and is looking to raise about $17,000 for Roger’s House. “Yes, it is a fashion show, but we are all there for the kids and families at Roger’s

House,” Reeve said. Last year, the show raised more than $8,700 in support for Roger’s House, a pediatric respite and palliative care home that offers to comfort and support to sick children and their families who are at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. All of the proceeds from the fashion show went directly to the charity. “It is a direct donation, every dime goes to Roger’s House,” Reeve said. Reeve has always volunteered to help good causes, including starting a cookie club with her friends when she was in Grade 3 to raise money for Shepherds of Good Hope, but she admits she didn’t realize at first how much work a fashion show would be. “This time it is a lot easier, I already had the contacts, people already know what to expect,” she said. “This time it is all about seeing how much more money we can raise.” Booking space and finding volunteers is one thing, but Reeve needed fashion designers to sign on as well. That’s where local fashion designer Amber Watkins came in, lending her creations and connections to both last year’s show and the upcoming event.

“I thought she was 25,” Watkins said of Reeve,” and it fazed me for like 30 seconds and then I was like, okay, let’s make this happen.” Watkins helped Reeve find designers and backstage organization. Watkins said this year is going to be a lot smoother backstage and there are going to be a lot of great designers for everyone to come out and see. “This event is really reflective on how well Kate (Reeve) pulled it off last year, the fact that everyone she asked to come back are coming back, plus a few new designers eager to take part – it is just amazing,” Watkins added. Reeve’s friends and family will be working everything from the door to help with setting up and taking down chairs. The only thing she hasn’t figured out is what she is going to wear for the big day. “It’s hard. If it was up to me, I would be in yoga pants and a T-shirt,” Reeve said. Tickets are available in advance by calling 613-7305074 or emailing or at the door and are $10 for students, $20 for adults and children are free. The event starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m.

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EMC sports – With less than 20 games to play in the Central Canada Hockey League season, the Ottawa Jr. Senators are looking to tune up for the playoffs and solidify at least the fifth playoff seed, which they currently occupy. Their plans will have to be re-evaluated, however, in light of a lacklustre 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Carleton Place Canadians on Jan. 11 at the Jim Durrell Complex. After a promising start that saw the newest Jr. Senator, Josh Pitt, score after hardly a minute had elapsed in the game, Ottawa gave up a pair of goals in the final five minutes of the first period and were utterly dominated in the second period, when another three goals went past netminder Eddie Zdolshek and the visitors outshot the Jr. Sens 23 to 5.

“We looked like boys and they looked like men,” said Jr. Sens head coach Rick Dorval. “We didn’t compete. We didn’t want to throw a hit. We were afraid. You know they took it to us and we deserved (the loss).” Backup goaltender Charlie Millen came out for the third period and stopped all 10 shots he faced, but the Canadians were more than happy to defend their lead without putting too much pressure on the home team’s goal. “It’s not characteristic of us and hopefully it’s not a sign of what’s to come and hopefully we’ll bounce back,” Dorval said. The Canadians, currently number 11 in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings, were led by two goals from leading scorer Shayne Morrissey to go along with markers from Brock Edwards, Jay Llewelyn and Ben Murphy. Forward Daniel Kolenda and defenceman Dustin Darou each had three assists for Carleton Place. Canadians goaltender Joe Yetman stopped 17 shots to earn his 23rd win of the season. Pitt was picked up in a trade with the Kemptville 73’s a few days before the league’s Jan. 10 trade deadline. The Jr. Senators sent forward Joey House, defenceman David Chiarelli, a first-round draft pick in 2013, a conditional first-round pick in

2013 that originally belonged to Nepean, a player development fee and future considerations. Pitt was Kemptville’s leading scorer so far this season, but the 73’s made several moves before the deadline – including trading star defenceman Ben Hutton in a multi-player deal with Nepean – that suggest the CCHL’s last place club is looking to position itself for next season’s campaign. The game against Carleton Place proved fairly representative of much of the Jr. Senators’ season to date. When Ottawa is leading after the first period, the club has lost only once – a 3-2 defeat in overtime to the Brockville Braves at home on Nov. 5 – while winning 13. In contrast, the Jr. Senators have lost 18 games when they’ve been behind or tied after the first period. Over the weekend, things didn’t get much better for the Jr. Senators with losses to Smiths Falls on Friday, Jan. 13 and in a rematch with the Canadians in Carleton Place on Sunday, Jan. 15. While they trailed the whole game in a 6-3 loss to the Bears, the game against the Canadians was closer, with Ottawa leading after two periods only to succumb to a late third-period goal, losing the game 5-4. Ottawa’s next game is against the Kanata Stallions on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jim Durrell Complex.

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Local National Ringette League rivals go pink Dan Plouffe

With $2,500 raised for breast cancer research in just the second edition of the event last year, the Ottawa Ice are looking forward to their annual “pink game” against the Gloucester Devils with the same type of enthusiasm they’ve shown in knocking around their opponents thus far in their National Ringette League season. The Ice roll into the 1 p.m. match on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Jim Durrell Recreation Complex with the fewest losses of any team in the NRL, car-

rying an outstanding 17-1-1 record. “This is a group that is committed to it and sets the bar quite high,” says Ice coach Al Bateman. “Their motto is to be the toughest team to play against in the league. Every time someone looks and sees Ottawa in their schedule, they don’t look forward to it.” With most now in their mid-20s, Bateman sees a team full of players who are “coming into their own” this season. “It takes them four or five years in the league to ma-

ture enough and become your main players,” he says. “We’re a young team, and we get better every year.” Team Canada member Katie Lugg leads the way with 29 goals and 36 assists in 19 games for the Ice, while Jayme Simzer has 32 goals of her own, but what makes Ottawa such a tough opponent in the view of Devils veteran Colleen Hagan is their depth. Kyrie Love, Alex Bateman, Lyndsay Whyte, Jenna Love, Jenna McBride and Chloe Laframboise are all scoring at better than a point-a-game

pace. “They have some incredible talent across their lineup,” says Hagan, also a national team player. “They work very, very well together.” With a 9-7-1 record, it’s been a decent season to date for the Devils as well. The upcoming match will be the third and final meeting between the rivals from the capital, with Ottawa taking the first two by scores of 7-3 and 8-3. “They’re a good, competitive team for us, although every time we play them, I think

we go in giving them too much credit,” says Hagan. Coming off an impressive sweep over Cambridge, Richmond Hill, Whitby and Waterloo on a Jan. 7 and 8 road trip, the Ice are red hot heading into the match against the Devils, however Bateman doesn’t think it will be an easy two points. “Gloucester always plays us tough,” says Bateman, whose goaltender, Torie Goble, was named an NRL first star for December. “Even though we typically prevail, we never have an easy game.”

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

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

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

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Acorn stairlift for 5 steps, in use 1 week. Fully equiped. New $3,900. Reconditioned. Asking $2,000. Negotiable. Call (613)256-6475. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Firewood for sale. Dried, mixed hardwood. $120/face cord. (613)258-7127.

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Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and examsthroughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

PETS Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit

Purebred Border Collie Puppies $500.00. Available Jan 31. (613)839-0582.


3 bedroom charming home in the village of Portland. Completely renovated, 1 block from the Big Rideau Lake. $159,000 with $4,800 down OAC. Owner financing available. (613)272-0245. Affordable Sunshine 2 bdr., 2 bath home in Sunny Florida, close to Daytona Bch. Fully furnished, all appliances incl. washer, dryer, dishwasher. All for only $24,500 Cdn. Call 386-279-0645 or e:mail for more info.

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WANTED Looking to buy or Auction Complete Estates, Antiques & just about everything under the sun. Dan Peters Auction & Appraisal. Smiths Falls (613)284-8281 Website: Wanted- Wood Bar for rec room (not black leather). Call (613)267-4463 after 5:00.






St Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church

Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM

2203 Alta Vista Drive

The West Ottawa Church of Christ

Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

meets every Sunday at The Old Forge Community Resource Centre 2730 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic School, 1620 Blohm Drive


Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM


Black History Service One Service 10:00am


Rideau Park United Church

A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507


We are a small church in the city of Ottawa with a big heart for God and for people.







Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.




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Celebrating 14 years in this area!

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3:30pm Contemplative Eucharist

All are welcome without exception.


Riverside United Church 3191 Riverside Dr. (at Walkley) Sunday Worship & Sunday School at 11:00 a.m.

760 Somerset West

613-235-3416 (613) 733-7735 Refreshments/Fellowship following the service.

Watch & Pray Ministry Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

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

4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd.) (613) 277-8621 Come for an encouraging Word! 380166-1208



Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray 355 Cooper Street at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 613-235-5143

Sunday Services: 8am and 10am Thursday Eucharist: 10am Nearly New Shop/Book Nook Open Thursday, Fridays 1pm - 3:30pm and ďŹ rst Saturday of each month: 10am - Noon 8 Withrow Avenue 613-224-7178

43 Meadowlands Dr. W. Ottawa

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Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

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Military Chapel Sunday Services at Uplands!

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

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Sunday Service 10:00 am Nursery and Church School provided Website:

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KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5533 Dickinson St., Manotick, Ontario

429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages Nursery Available

ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven

Our Saviour Lutheran Church 1110.369768


613-722-1144 Parkdale United Church

Pleasant Park Baptist

Gloucester South Seniors Centre

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470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro



Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School January 22nd - Accepting the gospel


10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa (Meadowlands and Chesterton) Tel: 613-225-6648


Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access

Sundays 10am Choral Eucharist with Sunday School & Nusery


Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome

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Alliance Housing Co-op has a 3 bedroom accessible unit available for occupancy. Rent is $819.00 monthly. PARTICIPATION of 4 hours per month is mandatory for being a Co-op member. For info and application forms, all family members 18 yrs and older must attend an Orientation session, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm at 131 Firewood Private.

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Alliance Housing Co-op is building a waiting list for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. $760-$864 per month. PARTICIPATION of 4 hours per month is mandatory for being a Co-op member. For info and application forms, all family members 18 yrs and older must attend an Orientation session held on February 7, at 131 Firewood Private. Doors will open at 7:00 pm for registration and session will begin at 7:30 pm sharp, at which time the doors will be locked. Late comers will NOT be accepted. See our website at 0119.385822 22



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MANDATE: Reporting to the Environmental Services Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the daily functions and operations associated with maintaining the facilities and services of the facility. For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at Lanark County employees value; honesty, respect, communication, accountability, positive attitude, collaboration and teamwork. If you embrace these values and you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your rĂŠsumĂŠ. FOR RENT



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W E D D I N G S , BAPTISMS & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.



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DOG SITTING. Experienced retired breeder providing lots of TLC. My home. Smaller dogs only. References available. $17-$20 daily. M a r g 613-721-1530.

3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1007 per month plus utilities.


CLEAN DRIED SEASONED FIREWOOD for 2 years for sale. $90/face cord. Call 613-227-1451 or order from our web site at www. woerle

KANATA Available Immediately

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HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-256-2409.

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CLEAN DRIED SEASONED FIREWOOD for 2 years for sale. $90/face cord. Fresh cut blocks and logs available. Call 613-227-1451 or order from our web site at www. woerle

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613-831-5029.


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PROJECT LEADER - As part of Environmental Services you will work on the single family property line recycling service. To apply, visit Closing: Jan 27/12.

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with sleighs coming and going from our house to theirs, a path just wide enough to handle the team soon took form. The Thoms were a big and boisterous family. We called them Uncle Alec and Aunt Bertha, even though as far as I knew they were no relation whatsoever. But back in those days, youngsters wouldn’t dream of calling an adult by his or her first name. Their boys and ours played together, skated on the Bonnechere, set snares for rabbits, walked to school together, and were a constant aggravation to the older girls in the family and my sister Audrey. Their daughter Velma was my closest friend. It was in her bed that I first experienced sleeping on a feather mattress with a feather comforter over us. And I especially remember with great fondness how, on a cold and clear winter’s night, our family would bundle up in our heaviest clothes, Father would bring the flat-bottomed sleigh to the kitchen door, and we would pile on, and head across the 20 acre field to spend an evening with the Thoms. Their log house was much

larger than ours, and the boys would settle into one of the back bedrooms and we could hear the sounds of laughter and playful scrapping coming from that direction. My sister Audrey and older Thom girls would settle in the parlour and Velma and I knew for a fact they were talking about the boys from the Northcote School, and other delicious subjects we could only imagine, but were never allowed to sit in on. Velma and I played with our dolls in the warmth of the kitchen and sometimes pulled a chair up to the table to watch Uncle Alec and Father take on Aunt Bertha and Mother in a riotous game of euchre. When it came time to serve lunch...there was always a bountiful lunch when we visited neighbours, everyone would settle into the kitchen, and sometimes Uncle Alec would take out his fiddle, Mother her mouth organ, and the music would begin. And I would look around that room...full to the brim with our two families, and I would think we were the luckiest people in the whole of Renfrew County. By the time we were all

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

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Call Jae Shaw 613-680-2411

Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: January 22: On Safari in Africa – Escape the winter chills by joining us for a video presentation from a safari to see fabled wildlife and unique scenery in Tanzania and Kenya. The presentation takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road from 11:30 to 12:30. For more information call 613-733-0437. January 26: Come and see what Bayview Public School is all about at the School’s JK / SK information night from 6-7 P.M. Bayview Public School is located on 185 Owl Dr., South Ottawa.For more informationo contact principal Anne Laperrière at 613-7334726 or Fax: 613-733-8509

Come out to have a big chuckle at this year’s Chickle’s GAL-a Comedy Event. In celebration and support of the work of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, come watch amazing comedic talent on Jan. 27 at the Bronson Centre. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 613600-7462 or by visiting After

January 28: Come and join us for a Turkey Dinner, with all the trimmings, to be held at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road. There will be three sittings: 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. Please join us for a wonderful meal. Tickets are only $15 and are available from the office during the week. All proceeds will go to support our global partners and pilgrimage trips. For more information, and tickets, please call the office at 613-733-0437. Irish Social Dance on Jan 28 at 8:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7 Fairbairn St. All are welcome, great for singles and couples of all ages. Dances are taught throughout the evening and no experience needed. There will be live music by a ceili band, free snacks and tea and admission by donation. Please call Brian 613-5239702, or email him at for more information. February 4: Friends of the Farm would greatly appreciate your used books for our used-book sale on June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building. 72 at the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum, east off Prince of Wales Dr. For more information please call 613-2303276 or email or go to www. February 11: Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richelieu Vanier Community Centre. Come skate, play hockey or build snow people with us. February 18: Fabric and Yarn Sale and Mini Flea Market at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Ave., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fabric and yarn, notions and patterns sale. Hand knits also available and a mini Flea Market. For more information please call 613728-2446.

major Spring concert on April 28, Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’. Rehearsals are Mondays 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Parlour room, on the second floor of Southminster United Church at Aylmer and Bank Street. For more information please call Leo at 613 749-2391 or Sieglinde at 819-568-8169 or go to our website at

March 24: Join us on Saturday, March 24 at the 8th annual Ottawa Humane Society FurBall Gala at the National Gallery of Canada. Sponsorship opportunities, corporate tables and tickets are now available by calling 613-725-3166 ext. 263. For more information, visit events/furball.cfm

Ongoing: The Alta Vista public library invites you for the children’s and teens’ programs that taking place at the library. • Babytime stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 1-18 months. • (Bilingual) Wednesdays, January 18-February 22, 10:30 a.m. • Toddlertime: stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 1836 months. • (Bilingual) Tuesdays, January 17-February 21, 10:30 a.m. • Storytime: stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6. (Bilingual) Mondays, January 16-February 13, 10:30 a.m. • Family storytime: stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. All ages. Mondays, January 16-February 13, 2 p.m.

April 28: The Ottawa Brahms Choir welcomes new experienced singers for its

Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to the city join for activities and to meet

February 21: Come and enjoy fellowship, pancakes and all the fixings as part of the St. James Leitrim Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Serving from 5:00pm to 7:30pm at the Gloucester Senior’s Centre, 4550 Bank St. Tickets are $10 or $5 for children 10 and under.

some new friends. Activities include: bridge, Scrabble, walks, lunches and dinners, book club, excursions to see Ottawa sights and events, travel cafe, craft and chat. Please check out our website at For more information call 613-860-0548 or email ottawanewcomers@ Tuesdays: In Harmony, a woman’s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. If interested call Chris Peacock at 613-722-0066. Tuesdays: The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands Drive and Hogsback Road. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie.

Wednesdays: Are you looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon while meeting new people? Then join us for an afternoon of bridge. Takes place at St. Aidan’s church located at 955 Wingate Dr. (temporary location while Emmanuel United Church undergoes reconstruction) from 1 to 3:30 p.m. All skill levels will find a challenging foursome. Call 613-733-0437 for more information. Chow Qigong Exercises and Meditation offered since 1998 at McNabb Community Centre, at 180 Percy St. Tuesdays 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Certified instructors promoting self-healing help you learn how to relieve stress. For more information please email us at Or go to our webpage at www.


January 27: The Strathacona Royal Canadian Legion will be staging a Neil Diamond tribute show Friday, January 27 from 8 pm, at 1940 Bank St. For tickets call 613) 236-1575 or pick them up at the Legion club room. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door. Some of the proceeds will be going to the Legion.

Stonewall Books or Mother Tongue Books.

Four charged with attempted murder Emma Jackson

EMC news – Four men have been charged with attempted murder after a victim was stabbed multiple times at a home near Walkley and Conroy roads. On Wednesday, Jan. 11 Ottawa police received a report that a man had been stabbed “multiple times.” The victim was taken to the Ottawa Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.

Three 20-year-olds and one 24-year-old are all charged with forcible confinement, break and enter and mischief on top of the attempted murder charge. “It’s alleged the suspects

broke into a home and forcibly confined the victim,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Patterson, who noted it was not the victim’s home. He said the victim’s injuries ranged across his body.

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

“There were numerous stabs all over him,” he said. The three 20-year-olds have all been arrested and appeared in court on Friday, Jan. 13. Ottawa police are still looking for the fourth suspect.

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

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

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



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