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Bayview buyer eyes age-inplace hub BY ERIN MCCRACKEN

News, events and information on your Start out in a bungalow, then graduate to desktop, laptop or mobile device an urban flat. Eventually downsize to a seSee what’s happening by visiting niors’ apartment just a stone’s throw away. www.ottawacommunitynews.com/ Run a few errands at nearby shops and ottawaregion-events head over to a city park, just a few steps www.facebook.com/ottawacommunitynews away. @OTcommunitynews That is the potential layout of an agingin-place community envisioned by Canoe LOOK INSIDE Bay Developments, a new company creFOR YOUR CANADIAN ated for the purchase and development of a TIRE FLYER four-hectare (10-acre) city-owned property in Riverside Park where Bayview Public School once stood. The sale is expected to close March 9, coincidentally the same date that area residents are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about the plans. While the design and function of the residential hub is still conceptual, the overall vision is considered unique for Ottawa. SAVE “I think people are going to be pleas% antly surprised with what we’re showing,” said Ottawa architect Rod Lahey, who has been hired by Gary Harper, head of Canoe Sale 74.99 Reg 299.99 Bay Developments and owner of City View 6-Pc Luggage Set. Colour may vary. Retirement Living in Ottawa.

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of a traffic-clogged section of Bank Street, through Findlay Creek, has been downgraded to an accelerated overhaul of a bottlenecked intersec-

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section of Findlay Creek, has been working on the agreement with Qaqish. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone. It’s going to expedite their (the developers’) sales also,” said Darouze. “When people are going to come buy a home, they’re not going to be stuck half an hour to come to their home.” Initial talks that began last fall floated the idea of developers paying for sections of Bank Street to be widened to better accommodate the crush of traffic, particularly during the afternoon commute. The leg between Leitrim Road and Findlay Creek Drive alone would have cost about $22 million. “It would have been very difficult - if not impossible - for us to be able to finance that,” said Durfresne, which is why the project now targets the intersection where Leitrim Road is misaligned on either side of Bank Street. “The reason we’ve taken the intersection modification out of that project is that it creates the most bang for the buck in terms of providing relief to the traffic congestion,” he said. As part of the agreement, the developers would also pay for and do an engineering design of the Bank Street widening from Leitrim Road past Blais Road on down to the urban boundary at the southern edge of Findlay Creek. The $7-million intersection project includes that blueprint.

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sign and construction of the crossroads at Bank Street and Leitrim Road, potentially in 2019. That is if the deal is given the green light by the city’s planning committee and council this spring. “This wasn’t anywhere in the near future and now we’ve moved it up, and I think it will help alleviate the traffic,” said Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish. He has been helping broker the deal, which he said has been verbally reached. “It’s not the widening of Bank Street, but it’s a big boost.” That intersection is not tapped for change until 2025 as outlined in the city’s transportation master plan, in which other projects have faced delays, creating a domino effect. “The benefit is immediate and the cost to us is really paying the carry for a number of years until payback,” said Pierre Dufresne, vicepresident of land development at Tartan, who is working with Urbandale, Regional Group and Claridge reps on the agreement. “We see how the problem has evolved,” he said of the traffic constraints in Findlay Creek, where his company was the first to put shovels in the ground in 2002. Better traffic flow would make it easier for developers to promote the community to homebuyers, he said. “We’re all interested in assisting to fix it.” Osgoode Coun. George Darouze, whose ward includes an eastern

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The traffic-clogged intersection at Bank Street and Leitrim Road in the Findlay Creek area could go under the knife sooner rather than later if a deal is reached between the City of Ottawa and four area developers.


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That would save the city a year’s work and potentially bump up the widening to 2023 instead of 2025. “The city is confident it can carry on the project after we’re finished the intersection,” said Dufresne. While there was a glimmer of hope that an agreement would target the widening, Meagan Côté, president of the Findlay Creek Community Association, is optimistic the intersection rejig will help since afternoon southbound commuter traffic is often backed up from there to Conroy Road to the north, as well as to Leitrim and Albion roads to the west. Darouze said he’s often caught in the snarl as he travels from downtown back to his ward. “I live it. I drive it,” he said. “I don’t have a chopper.” Côté is also hoping the intersection deal could spur city council to reprioritize the widening, because “2025 is unacceptable. That’s absolutely insane.” “I don’t want to risk it being

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pushed back again. Who knows what can happen in eight years?” she said. “We need city council to recognize that we are a growing community and we’re growing quite quickly.” Findlay Creek residents have long been critical that city infrastructure is not keeping pace with growth. Thousands more homes are planned within the next decade. “We haven’t been keeping up with the growth. There hasn’t been enough and it’s been challenging keeping up with the infrastructure,” Qaqish said. “We have to find innovative ways to

get around that.” Tartan and Tamarack plan to put in more than 1,000 units southwest of Bank and Leitrim. The Regional Group has two subdivisions in the works, one of them for about 840 units in the southern part of Findlay Creek, an eight- or nine-year project expected to start up in 2018. And Urbandale is planning a 512home subdivision, also off Bank Street. Findlay Creek is currently home to about 3,000 housing units. The full build-out would put it at approximately 8,000 units.

That means thousands more vehicles. As well, motorists use that Bank Street stretch to get to and from Riverside South, and Greely, Metcalfe, Edwards and Vernon. “We’re one of the fastestgrowing communities in all of the Ottawa-Gatineau region. And we need to be taken seriously for that,” Côté said, noting that Findlay Creek is only currently serviced by one bus route, though a second is planned for the end of this year. “It’s going to come to a head, so we prefer to start dealing with these problems before they’re way past gone.” The front-end agreement would require the city to pay back developers the $7 million, which potentially could come from development charges collected from the building industry. “So it would still be no real cost to the city,” said Dufresne. The deal is expected to go before the city’s planning committee in May. If given the go-ahead, it would then need city council’s stamp of approval.

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“The whole idea is to age in place,” Lahey said. The company is proposing two six-storey apartment buildings for seniors, one-bedroom bungalows, possibly threestorey apartments with flats, as well as a mixed-use plaza along Riverside Drive with groundfloor commercial space and two storeys of apartment rentals above. “I don’t know of one that has such a large reach in terms of the age range that we’re going after,” Lahey said. The low-density housing will go in along the north and east side of the property, closer to existing homes, as well as on the southeast corner. The apartment buildings will be in the centre.

While Lahey said the number of residential units has not been determined, the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association said it has learned the current plan calls for about 630 units. The company is giving back more than half a hectare (1.5 acres) of the southern portion of the lot to the city for a community park, which will be designed with input from city park planners, local residents and the community association. While Canoe Bay won’t be involved, the needs of the seniors living at the site will be considered, Lahey said. There’s also a piece of land the company will consider for either vehicular access from Springland Drive or for staff parking with right-turn access only from Springland.

The retail component could become home to an accountant, coffee shop and pharmacy, among other businesses. “I think (it’s) the idea of something that will create more of a complete neighbourhood,” Lahey said of the local shops. “The idea is to be able to attract people from that beautiful recreational space across the street (at Mooney’s Bay Park), just to bring people into the community as well as service the community.” Riverside Park residents have long been keeping their ear to the ground about the property. Community association representatives recently met with the Canoe Bay team for a preliminary discussion about the development. See RESIDENTS, page 5

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Residents remain concerned: president soon be presented. “I think a lot of people are, from what I gather, upset at the process that took place, and I think it’s a fair statement on their behalf, too,” he said, but added, “... we can’t undo any of the background stuff that took place. Our client just basically fell in line with what was asked of him.” Lahey said feedback at the upcoming community meeting will be taken into account as the Canoe Bay team finalizes its vision. “I think once people see what we’re proposing, we’re hoping a lot of that fear of the unknown sort of goes away,” he said. The company is hoping to begin construction following a year’s worth of approvals, which will include rezoning, an official plan amendment, a subdivision application and a site plan. “Optimistically, I think we’ll be looking at the spring of 2018,” Lahey said. Gary Harper, of Canoe Bay Developments, declined to comment on the project, preferring first to present the concept to residents at the March 9 meeting at the Riverside Churches, at 3191 Riverside Dr., beginning at 7 p.m.

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“I wouldn’t say (we’re) cautiously optimistic,” said Craig Searle, association president. “I think we’re just going to have to wait and see after the public meeting as to what they continue to say, and what they’re willing to do to listen to the community.” Many residents felt betrayed last year when they learned the 2009-council-approved community concept plan for the land had been altered through the city’s request-for-offers process to include a commercial component, among other changes. Searle said a number of concerns still exist, and some mitigation measures were suggested at the recent meeting: • Relocate the commercial plaza out of sight to the lot’s interior away from the “million-dollar view of the river.” • Concern that businesses won’t be successful there, considering the high commercial vacancy rate in the community, such as at the Riverside Mall. • Traffic congestion on Riverside, with the proposal for two new traffic lights and crosswalks

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City staff will come up with a solution for seniors in Copeland Park who wanted a new rapidtransit system, but didn’t want to have to walk another 250 metres to access it. The 14-kilometre Baseline rapid-transit corridor would take riders from Baseline to Heron station. Council approved the project on Feb. 8. Transportation committee chair Keith Egli said the issue was the walking distance, but the solution should not affect the intent of the project — which is to provide rapid transit. He said a signalized intersection at St. Helen’s Place should be a good solution. The plan includes 24 new sta-

tions, with stops about 575 metres apart. There will be signalized crossings, seating for those waiting for buses and wide platforms. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli said the area around the condos at Clyde Avenue and Baseline was the only one with such a drastic increase in walking distance. As a result, residents came to him with concerns. “They said, ‘you need to do something about the overreduction of stops,’” he said. The new transit line could carry 10,000 riders a day. The project would cost $140 million from Baseline to Heron, with another $8 million in “transit priority measures,” say staff. Shovels could be in the

ground as soon as 2020, OC Transpo GM John Manconi said at the Feb. 1 transportation committee meeting. That date would depend on funding coming through from other levels of government. Aside from construction, the city will have to expropriate nearly 200 pieces of property. Some would be a sliver of frontage while about 15 homes would have to be expropriated completely. The federal government owns 10 properties that will need to be acquired — including a portion of the Central Experimental Farm. The project will be built in two phases — the goal for the first, from Baseline Station to Heron Station, is for it to be operational before 2031.


St. Pat’s welding program melting away barriers for women in trades BY ERIN MCCRACKEN erin.mccracken@metroland.com

Yaqeen Nihad-Abdulkarin is all too familiar with barriers – and cutting through them with welding torch in hand. The 14-year-old Blossom Park resident did so when she signed up for the welding course at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School last semester. In she went, raising a few eyebrows from the boys in the grades nine to 12 open class. “When I first came to class everyone was looking at me because I’m the only girl and I have a long skirt,” the Grade 9 student recalled. Her teacher, Rob Lavergne, didn’t bat an eye. In fact, he had a message for the boys in the program: “I always tell them girls are smarter than boys. They laugh at me, but when they see the high marks they get, they don’t laugh as much,” he said. “The girls are more meticulous about things, paying attention to things like quality,” said the Greely resident, who teaches automotive, welding, manufacturing and some construction at the school. Yaqeen is a prime example of how girls can excel and become passionate about the trade, even go on to consider it as a possible career one day, if they are only given an opportunity to try out the hands-on specialty. Though more female students are signing up for Lavergne’s welding course, they are still outnumbered by male students. There are seven teen girls in three welding classes this semester. Each has 15 to 20 students. Lavergne is trying to change that. Last year, the longtime St. Pat’s teacher made history when he began offering an after-school Women in Welding drop-in club at St. Pat’s. It was considered the first high school program of its kind in eastern Ontario. It’s still going strong Tuesday afternoons, drawing three to 10 girls at any given time. “I thought of joining the club, but I didn’t want to only go once a week,” said Yaqeen. I would like to go everyday.” Lavergne was also the first to start a welding program within the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The specialty is now offered in several schools across Ottawa. “I just always wanted girls to get into the trades more and more,” Lavergne said, adding that he’s optimistic the program will grow one day. “It’s given me a great life,” he said of the trades. The former automotive shop owner became a teacher when he recognized there was a shortfall in the

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Yaqeen Nihad-Abdulkarin, 14, who is in Grade 9 at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, shows off a hand-crafted stainless steel owl she created in welding class last semester. Though one of just a few girls studying the trade, she is already eyeing it as a future career. trades for qualified technicians. Much of what he teaches his students is through hands-on practical training, as well as the business behind the trade, design and safety. “The kids are serious about it and we treat them like adults and they appreciate that. They absorb it real quick,” Lavergne said. When Yaqeen joined his class, her enthusiasm was clear from day one. “I saw that she was a little more advanced than the other kids. She wants to be a welder,” he said, adding that she quickly proved to doubters that she had a knack for it. “She wasn’t afraid to take anything on,” he said. He’s not surprised in the least when she welded a stainless steel owl in record time. “Women have different work ethics and thinking. I’m not talking any man down, but they’re awesome in the trades,” Lavergne said. Yaqeen first tried her hand at welding when her Grade 8 class at Blossom Park Public School went on a field trip to the Ottawa Technical Secondary School. The hands-on learning piqued her interest, and fed her love of working with her hands and being creative. “I don’t like just sitting at the desk and doing nothing,” she said. Now she’s planning to study welding again next semester in Grade 10. “Mr Lavergne, I think he’s one of the best teachers ever. He’s really fun and he makes the most impossible

stuff real,” Yaqeen said, adding he’s the most remarkable teacher she has ever had since she and her family arrived in Canada from Iraq eight years ago. Yaqeen plans to surprise her father – who was a part-time welder in Iraq – with her metal owl and the fact that she is studying welding. Her mother, meanwhile, has been very supportive. “When I told her that I want to become a welder, she said, ‘If that’s what you want, you could do it,’” Yaqeen recalled, but said while not everyone understands the reasons behind her passion, she won’t let that hold her back “The generations are changing so the rules have to change too,” she said. For that reason, she thinks her teacher’s Women in Welding Club offers an ideal opportunity for females. “If more women come into the welding club and see how great it is, I’m pretty sure they’d take it as a class too” she said. “It’s not something where you sit around and wait for magic to happen,” said Yaqeen. “It’s something you actually have to do on your own; walk up into the welding shop and do something.” Though she isn’t quite sure what welding field she wants to work in, she knows the trade is at the top of her career list. ‘Once you get involved in something, there’s a chance you could turn back or there’s a chance you could go forward,” she said. “You don’t know what’s going to happen until you actually try.”

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f you are reading this, then you should be interested in the recently released report commissioned by the federal government dealing with ways to address the current upheaval in Canada’s media. The report, authored by respected Canadian journalist Edward Greenspon on behalf of the public policy forum think-tank, contains 12 recommendations meant to strengthen the Canadian journalism landscape and ensure that it can continue to provide the scope and depth of reporting that Canadians have come to expect from their media. This report is particularly relevant with regard to Canada’s print media, which is faced with shrinking ad and subscription revenues and job cuts. The report sees this as a threat to our democracy. After all, if we lack the information to know what is going on, there will be no informed electorate and our democracy will not function as it should, particularly with the advent of fake news or so-called alternative facts. Another scenario that is equally worrying, though, is the role of the media — and, more particularly, community newspapers — in the creation and promo-

tion of “community.” Part of being a community is knowing what is going on locally, is knowing who are your neighbours, is taking pride in being part of that defined space that is known as “your community.” Indeed, Canada can be viewed as a vast community of communities with common values and ideals. And what is a significant feature of a local community? Yes, that’s right — you are holding it in your hands right now. The community newspaper. A robust community newspaper industry is one way of protecting and growing our local communities. Vibrant communities are, we believe, just as vital to the future of our society as is a robust democracy. Communities are the stage on which people primarily come together. That’s why all Canadians must take seriously proposals to strengthen our journalism vehicles in this country, including community newspapers. A media in crisis endangers both our democracy and our communities. With two such pillars of our society being under threat from pressures on the media these days, taking steps to assist the media in meeting these current challenges should be of interest to all Canadians.

Tennis comeback may get traction from Davis Cup

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ost of the headlines that came out of the weekend of Davis Cup tennis in Ottawa dealt with the disqualification of a young Canadian player, Denis Shapovalov. Seventeen years old, losing badly and in a rage over his own poor performance, Shapovalov whacked a ball after losing a point and accidentally struck the umpire in the eye. Clearly remorseful, he was nonetheless disqualified and, with the disqualification, Canada was eliminated from Davis Cup competition by Great Britain. This was sad, but it did provide a teachable moment for parents all across the nation. See what happens when you lose your temper? Having a teachable moment is always useful, but it’s too bad that this particular incident obscured some of the more positive aspects of the tennis

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like the game was taking off, shaking off its country club image and becoming a game everybody wanted to play. Then the momentum faded. No one knows exactly why. The agFunny Town ing baby boomers may be a factor: middle-aged knees objected to the stress of moving around on the court; middle-aged athletes decided that golf weekend. would be better. For one thing, the crowds were And, indeed, golf enjoyed a good — despite the high cost of tickets, the competition of Winterlude boom, partly for the reasons mentioned above, partly because of the and the run-up to the Super Bowl. popularity of Tiger Woods and other Also, the tennis was excellent, and prominent pro golfers. The number that could help stimulate interest in of golfers mushroomed, as did the tennis in the capital area. Tennis is one of the great participa- number of golf courses. Then that stopped. Were the tion sports, challenging and physically demanding, yet one that can be boomers getting too old even for golf ? Nobody knows. If we learn played well into old age. Yet it has anything at all from this, it is that you had ups and downs. The 1970s and ’80s saw a boom in tennis. Participa- can’t predict how human beings are tion increased dramatically, the num- going to behave. The buzz now is that ber of courts increased, and it looked tennis is on its way back. Who knows

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why? The Davis Cup matches, played, appropriately enough, in a converted hockey arena, should help the new tennis boom. The large crowds appreciated how well-organized the event was and the high calibre of the tennis, despite the absence of each nation’s biggest names. The hockey arena turned out to be ideal for viewing tennis. The audience was intensely partisan, albeit with a small but vocal U.K. contingent. The roars from each side increased in volume, length and intensity as the matches progressed. But all it took was for the umpire to say, “Thank you,” and the noise paused completely for the next serve. You could hear the hum of the air conditioning. It’s amazing to think that human beings, thousands of them, can behave like that. Another heartening thing about EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR: Theresa Fritz, 613-221-6225

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the crowd was its diversity, particularly in age. The number of kids gave you hope that another surge might be on the way. With luck, hard work and good guidance, young Dennis Shapovalov could be the one who leads the way.

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Refugees not a threat to security

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housands of former Syrian refugees are about to celebrate their first year living in Canada as Canadians. In response to what some have called the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world since the Second World War, Canada opened its doors to more than 40,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 and 2016, many of them privately sponsored. For skeptics, it’s relatively easy to buy into U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on refugees. In January, the president signed an executive order to ban all migration into the U.S. by nationals from seven countries, most of which are Muslim. Syria is one of the seven on a list which includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Despite the courts in the U.S. overturning the ban within days of its implementation, Trump has taken to his favourite medium – Twitter – to now denounce

federal election. The report notes, firstly, that four in five Syrian refugees are women and children, with men accounting for about 22 per cent of the total. Of the nearly 12,000 Syrians who came to Canada as temporary residents, immigrants and refugees during the reporting period, only a handful were part of the deportation proceedings studied. Of the five or so, most were known criminals – theft, trafficking – while only one was involved in deportation proceedings because he represented a security risk. hogwash. We like to pat ourselves on A declassified intelligence the back as Canadians and report by Canada Border believe that Trudeau speaks for Services Agency first reported on in early February shows that all of us when he talks about Syrian refugees here “represent diversity as part of the fabric of our national culture. Sadly, there a relatively low security risk.” The National Post acquired are many bigots in Canada, just as there are many tolerant and the report, entitled “Potential liberal-minded people south of National Security Concerns the border. with Syrian Nationals,” under Canada’s Access to Information Act. The report was prepared for top officials and executives in Canada in the wake of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to bring in 25,000 refugees following the 2015

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the courts and “so-called judge,” as he disgustingly referred to the federal judge who blocked the immigration ban. After an appeal court in Seattle upheld the decision, Trump started shouting louder than ever on social media – by using all caps – to say that allowing refugees in from countries like Syria constitutes a major national security concern: “SEE YOU IN COURT. THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” As with most things that come out of President Trump’s mouth, and his Twitter feed, it’s

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It’s easy to fall into believing Trump’s rhetoric. But a sitting president who uses his power in the first few days to overstep his authority, a man who would insult a federal judge, a man who would attempt to insult and belittle the entire judiciary arm of the government is not to be trusted. His staff have made up terrorist attacks that never happened. They have shamelessly promoted the Trump family’s commercial ventures using White House resources and the office it represents. Perhaps worst of all, however, Trump is abusing his position to prey on some of the most vulnerable people in the world – refugees, whose homes have been destroyed, whose relatives have been killed in conflict and whose own governments have completely turned against them. They come to our borders, across vast oceans, legitimately asking to seek refuge here to

make a better life for their children, and Trump tries to make them out as terrorists. It’s false. Refugees are rigorously screened, often over a number of years and, as new Canadians, many of them work harder than those born in Canada to have a minimum

For skeptics, it’s relatively easy to buy into U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on refugees standard of living. Refugees are the pioneers of the 21st century. Canada is lucky to have them; we need more of them. And now that the data disproves Trump’s ridiculous notion of refugees as terrorists, we can all open our arms a little wider.

Rideau River ice breaking begins February 15 Rideau River flood control operations begin February 15 with the cutting of the keys, weather permitting. Ice breaking operations, including blasting, are set to begin March 4, weather and ice conditions permitting, on the Rideau River between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back.

A Reminder to Parents and Teachers Ice breaking operations will create open water. Children should be supervised at all times around water and should be warned of the dangers of open water. The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas. Once started, these operations will be carried out daily, weather and ice conditions permitting.

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World’s largest breast cancer screening trial seeks 2K Ottawa women BY ERIN MCCRACKEN erin.mccracken@metroland.com

Like clockwork, Carolle Anderson goes for a mammogram every year just as she has since she turned 40. That was five years ago. Late last year, she asked her doctor for a requisition to send her to the Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre at the Civic campus for her scan. At the same time, she enrolled in the world’s largest breast cancer study of its kind, which she hopes will also make history for other reasons. “There are plenty of women in their 40s with breast cancer. The earlier we can catch (it) the better,” said Anderson, a Carleton Place resident who is also a breast imaging technologist at the Ottawa Hospital and a trained investigator in the study, “It’s a great cause,” she said of being a patient in the clinical trial, which requires her to have mammograms done at the centre annually over the next three years. “It’s great to be in it as well as to try and en-

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Dr. Jean Seely, head of breast imaging at the Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre, and her brother Dugold Seely, a naturopathic doctor and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, stand next to a 3D-equipped mammography unit at the centre. They are investigators with the first and largest breast cancer screening clinical trial of its kind in the world. courage others to participate in it.” The U.S. and Canadian

study is seeking 165,000 women – 6,300 from across Canada including 2,000 from Ottawa

– over four years to gather enough evidence to show what Dr. Jean Seely already knows

to be true. “I am very interested because I have seen the benefits of tomosynthesis,” Seely, head of breast imaging at the Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre, said of the 3D digital tomosynthesis mammographic imaging screening trial, or TMIST. There are only two such 3D devices in Ottawa. Acquired in 2011 by the Ottawa Hospital, they are attached to standard 2D mammogram units and are only used for diagnostic reasons, that is, as a secondary line of defence to rule out suspicious mammogram tests done by 2D units and ultrasounds. Seely, Ottawa’s primary investigator for the study, wants to change that. “I have been convinced that it’s the way to go,” she said of the 3D equipment. “We should be doing it for (widespread) screening.” The technology has shown to reduce anxiety-causing false alarms by up to 40 per cent, as well as detect missed cancers, or reduce false negatives, by 40

per cent. In addition to mitigating false alarms often caused by overlapping breast tissue or benign cysts (80 per cent of women called back for a follow-up mammogram are in the clear), the 3D device also increases the detection of breast cancers by 40 per cent, particularly those tumours that are too tiny to feel or that may be hidden in dense tissue. The unit can also detect potentially more aggressive cancers sooner, which means treatment can be started earlier. “We know that it saves lives,” Jean said. “If we can perhaps, through this technology, reduce the rate of false positives that would be a big benefit for the community we are serving,” added her brother Dugold Seely, a naturopathic doctor and executive director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre, which is funding the Ottawa component of the study, in which he is working as a co-investigator. See TRIAL, page 11

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His organization, which provides complementary care – such as treatment side-effect management – that is integrative with conventional care at the Ottawa Hospital, is contributing the equivalent of about $70,000 toward the Ottawa clinical trial. One of his centre’s naturopathic doctors is helping coordinate the study at the Breast Health Centre. As well, while 2D can pick up about four per 1,000 cancers, the addition of the 3D device can detect about another

two per 1,000. There’s another troubling number: 15 per cent of all breast cancers are missed on a 2D mammogram, particularly worrisome for women ages 40 to 50 who are not generally urged by family doctors to go for annual scans, though the Ottawa Hospital recommends annual mammograms for all women of this age. This is despite that breast cancer is the leading killer for women in this age range because the growth rate of tumours is faster for those in this bracket. “That’s why we need to do better,”

said Seely. The long-term study, which launched in Ottawa last August, and has been rolling out in various Canadian sites over the past two years and will begin in the U.S. later this year, is the missing, potentially evidence-rich piece. Women who take part will receive annual 2D mammograms or the combined 2D and 3D scans over four years. Pending the results of the clinical

trial, which will take one to two years to analyze, the 3D equipment could very well become the go-to standard for breast cancer screening. Rigging each $300,000 2D unit with 3D imaging costs an extra $150,000. But early detection saves on health-care dollars, just as regular screening does. “With screening we really have an impact on the cost of treatment: less chemotherapy, less mastectomies, more

just lumpectomies,” said Seely. And it means better outcomes for patients. “The treatment is so much easier and so much more curative at an earlier stage,” Dugold said. “That’s the key thing.” To enrol in the study, ask your doctor for a mammogram requisition for the Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre.

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Diane Deans Week In Review! What nice surprise this week when former Councillor Dwayne Acres and his lovely wife came in for a visit. It was a real pleasure to sit down and chat with all the others who stopped in during the Open Door. I look forward greeting more residents again next week! Steven Petersen was a husband, dad, son, business owner, and a strong member of our community. He was tragically taken away from life too soon but not without making a mark in the lives of many. To commemorate his name, his wife Vicki, sons Ethan and Mason, were joined by family, friends, and the Osgoode Rideau Minor Hockey Association to unveil a plaque that Vicki had helped design. The original design was from a sticker that Tim Lefrancois had made up for the helmets of the hockey players in Osgoode to commemorate Steven. Vicki added her own touch to it with the blades of grass symbolizing Stevens’ family Sod farm business. The plaque was unveiled in the Stuart Holmes arena in Osgoode where his sons still continue to play hockey. Beside the plaque, there is button that is connected to an arena heater that was provided by the family and installed by his friend Dave Sloan of DNS Electric who donated his time. The heater is installed above the spot where Steven would stand to watch his sons play hockey. Remember the next time you visit the Stuart Holmes arena, look for the plaque inside the arena near the doors and enjoy the newly installed heater in Stevens’ memory. The Greely Lions Club had an unexpected surprise visitor this week at their dinner/ meeting. Mayor Watson surprised the club members when he dropped by to say a few words and recognize the great work they do in the community. This was a delightful surprise for the Lions. Just a reminder that we are still looking for volunteers to help flood and clean the outdoor rink in Vernon. Please contact the Vernon Community Association (VCA) president Keith McWhinnie at 613-826-3609.

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other and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of tea. “I don’t think I will ever get used to using onions in anything but a stew or soup pot,” Mother said. They had been talking about our neighbour Mrs. Beam, who said onions could cure everything, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing old Dr. Murphy all the way out from Renfrew. Aunt Bertha assured Mother just about everyone out at Northcote took Mrs. Beam’s advice and used onions to fight colds, cure whooping cough, fix a sore throat, and believed they could even remove warts. I pretended I wasn’t listening and kept dressing and undressing my dolls. I knew the talk would eventually get around to me and the hacking cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to “heal up,” as Aunt Bertha called it. Mother put her faith in mustard plasters and Vic’s Vapor Rub from Ritza’s Drug Store, both of which had been tried on my bony chest. But she had to admit neither had done much to rid me of my hacking cough. I knew all about the onion treatments and I hated them with a passion. My sister Audrey hated them even more, because she said anyone in Senior Fourth should not smell like a pot of boiled onions at the Northcote School, and the one time she wore them everyone kept their distance away from her. After that first day, she left the house with the onions tied around her neck, but tossed them in the ditch at the end of our lane, and by the end of the week there was a pile of onions in the snow which Audrey covered with the toe of her galoshes so no one would see them. I couldn’t remember when Mrs. Beam arrived with the little sacks made out of flour bags, with a long string on them, so that they could hang around our necks. She ordered Mother to chop up a couple onions, put them in the bag, put the bag around the neck of the one ailing, send them off to school, and before you could say “cheese” (which was a favourite expression of hers), you’d break any cold or whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20-acre field with the cutter, Mother found one of the little flour bag sacks, chopped up a good sized onion, filled the bag, and hung it around my neck. My eyes ran buckets of tears, which Mother assured me would stop as soon as I got used to the

MARY COOK Memories onions. They didn’t seem to be doing me much good, as I hacked away all afternoon, and by the time my brothers and sister got home from school, I smelled like our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn’t be because she didn’t listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn’t going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had a sponge bath. Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn’t cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelveand-half miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@sympatico.ca.


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Grant powers up Ottawa-hosted power wheelchair nationals BY ERIN MCCRACKEN erin.mccracken@metroland.com

As any hockey parent knows, away games and tournaments can add a whole other level in expense and time. But for athletes with the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League, who train out of the Greenboro Community Centre, there are many more logistical challenges and equipment needs to consider when playing, particularly for away games. “There’s quite a cost to travelling for people in

wheelchairs,” said Kelli Tonner, a Riverside South resident whose son plays in the Ottawa league, which was created in 2009 and has four teams with players from as far away as Kingston. That’s why a $15,000 grant gifted to the league by the Community Foundation of Ottawa on Feb. 12 means so much. “The Community Foundation has been a huge supporter of (the league) and this is not the first time they have contributed to our organization and to the sport of power wheelchair ball

hockey, ” Tonner said. The money will help offset the expense of helping teams from leagues across the country take part in the 2017 Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association Nationals, which will be hosted for the first time in Ottawa Aug. 4 to 7 at Carleton University’s Raven’s Nest gym. The recently awarded grant is coming out of a community fund that is provided by the foundation and Canada’s Ministry of Heritage and which is earmarked for programs celebrating or

connected to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. “This is a chance to showcase the city and a chance for people in Ottawa to get to know this sport and the athletes competing,” Tais McNeill, with the Community Foundation of Ottawa, said of the event. “It was even more of a unique fit in addition to what we’ve funded in the past.” HELPING HAND

The foundation has been helping the Ottawa league financially since 2013 and over

the past three years has assisted its players in competing in North American power wheelchair tournaments. “It’s just a unique opportunity for these people to … compete in a high level in the sport that is not as well known as other sports and even compared to other parasports,” McNeill said. “We’re proud to be able to support it.” Already four teams, including two from Toronto and one each from Calgary and London, have confirmed their attendance. Ottawa may actually field two teams,

including its national Ottawa Capitals. It’s also hoped that at least another two out-of-province teams will come to compete this summer, bringing the grand total to about 100 players. The event will also feature exhibition games The four-day event won’t come cheap for those travelling to the National Capital Region. “Cost is a factor for them and that’s probably one of the barriers to them participating,” Tonner said. See FUNDRAISING, page 18

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Fundraising to help offset cost of bringing athletes to Ottawa Continued from page 17

For that reason, fundraising efforts will help minimize the cost for each of the teams taking part in the national power wheelchair championships related to meals, accommodation at the university where the players will be staying and equipment rentals. As well, many of the athletes travel with attendants, which boosts the cost.

The national event has also sponsorship from Permobil, which manufactures wheelchairs. “Those two big donations go a “Those two big long way to helping us make this Tonner said. donations go a long happen,” To donate in-kind contribuway to helping us tions or dollars to the tournament, visit facebook.com/opwhl. make this happen.” The Ottawa league will also KELLI TONNER compete in its annual celebrity game at Carleton’s Raven’s Nest on March 4 at 2 p.m. That event been given a $15,000 corporate is also open to the public.

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It’s been nearly 30 years since John Candy became known as the cool uncle in town, but in the Glebe the iconic character is back and has become larger than life. To celebrate this year’s Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy festival, the Glebe Business Improvement Area had a giant 2.4-metre snow sculpture of Candy’s Uncle Buck movie character built at the corner of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue by artist Brian Clemence. Candy was a Canadian actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films in the early 1980s to 1990s such as Splash and The Great Outdoors. He died of a heart attack in 1994. Executive director of the Glebe BIA, Andrew Peck, said that to celebrate their partnership with the festival each year, the organization likes to honour great Canadians. This year, Candy is the recipient of the Alterna Savings Canadian Comedy Legend Award

The sculpture took three days to sculpt. “All you need to do is stand on the corner and watch,” said Peck. “Passersby have been stopping at the sculpture, taking

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Greely T-bone crash involving school bus still under investigation BY ERIN MCCRACKEN erin.mccracken@metroland.com

Ottawa police are continuing their investigation into what caused a crash involving a school bus and minivan near Greely last week. Emergency crews were called to Snake Island Road east of Stagecoach Road on Feb. 9 at

3:15 p.m. The female driver of a minivan had to be extricated from the vehicle, which had flipped from the force of the collision, said Const. Chuck Benoit, Ottawa police spokesperson. “The bus and the minivan were involved in a T-bone,” he said, noting there were no children on board the bus at the

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To add a provision to the zoning affecting 135 Barrette Street to consider the lands as one lot for zoning purposes; To add a provision to the zoning affecting parts of 335 St. Laurent Boulevard and 1191 Montreal Road to reinstitute the minimum rear yard setbacks of the underlying zones; To permit a medical facility limited to a dental practice at 152 Gloucester Street; To clarify the front yard setback for an office located at 950 Terry Fox Drive as being set back a minimum of six metres from Abbott Street; To add linked-detached dwelling as a permitted use within the residential third density subzone I (R3I) zone; To remove the size restriction on commercial uses within a rapid transit station; To permit a restaurant and specify the location and size of an outdoor commercial patio and parking for the property located at 274 Somerset Street East; To split Exception 2215 into two exceptions as this exception has been applied to two properties with different provisions; To revise Exception 2195 to clarify that permitted uses lawfully existing as of the date of passing of the by-law means uses lawfully existing as of February 25, 2015; To reinstate the applicable schedule for the property at 460 St. Laurent; To eliminate the parking requirement for uses wholly contained within the basement of buildings on lots located along certain designated main streets.

The purpose of the proposed OPA is to adjust an existing policy within Section 3.1 of the Official Plan to address issues with the policy direction permitting coach houses. The purpose of the proposed ZBA is to provide clarification to existing performance standards which implement coach houses as a permitted residential land use in the City of Ottawa. Changes to Section 142 will provide clearer performance standards to allow coach houses. The land to which the proposed OPA (file No. D01-01-17-0004) applies is also subject to the proposed ZBLA (file No. D02-02-17-0009). To review additional information and materials related to the proposed amendments, please contact the undersigned planner or go to ottawa.ca/coachhouse. The City of Ottawa would like to receive comments regarding the proposed amendments. Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or email by March 16, 2017. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted and the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted and before the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. Dated at Ottawa this February 16, 2017. Emily Davies, Planner City of Ottawa Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext.23463 Facsimile: 613-580-2459 Email: emily.davies@ottawa.ca Ad # 2017-030-S_ Coach Houses_16022017

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Zoning amendments affecting the rural area: To rezone the rear portion of 2217 Trim Road from RI4 to AG; To remove the holding symbol from certain small lots along the Carp Road corridor where this requirement is not deemed necessary. Zoning amendments affecting both the rural and urban areas: To modify the number of children permitted within a home based day care to reflect new provincial legislation; To permit motor vehicle and bicycle training courses within parking lots accessory to non-residential uses; To further clarify that a lot may only contain one of either a secondary dwelling unit, garden suite, coach house, or rooming units; To permit escape rooms and karaoke lounges within zones that also permit a place of assembly; To permit an agricultural use, excluding the keeping of livestock, on any sized lot within the Agricultural (AG) and Rural Countryside (RU) zones; To establish a minimum three metre frontage requirement within AG and RU zones. Additional items to correct anomalies (errors) in the Zoning By-law may be added on a priority basis. RELATED PLANNING APPLICATIONS N/A FURTHER INFORMATION For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, please go to ottawa.ca/omnibus or contact the undersigned. To provide your comments please contact: Mitchell LeSage By-law Writer and Interpretation Officer Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13902 Fax: 613-580-2459 Email: mitchell.lesage@ottawa.ca SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail by March 16, 2017. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the amendments. Dated at the City of Ottawa this 16th day of February, 2017.

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We are looking for a dynamic and talented embedded software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to Director of Engineering and mentored by senior software designer(s), the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: • Participate in the R&D of medical products in collaboration with scientists and other engineers. • Design embedded real-time control software for a QNX Neutrino platform. • Write technical documentation to support verification, validation and certification of designs. • Verify and validate control system software for medical products.

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JR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER – Embedded Programming LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a talented embedded software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering and mentored by senior software designer(s), the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: • Participate in the R&D of medical products in collaboration with scientists and other engineers. • Design and develop embedded software within real-time control systems. • Write technical documentation to support verification, validation and certification of designs. • Verify and validate control system software for medical products. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • B.Sc. in Software/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, plus 1-2 years experience (Co-op experience preferred) • Proficiency in C/C++ language programming, test and verification • Practical experience with microcontrollers, analog/digital electronics, and common lab equipment • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We design and manufacture a range of radiation treatment devices that protect and save lives. Products include external beam therapy units for cancer treatment and self-contained blood irradiators. TeamBest™ brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic and talented Sr. Systems Engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, key responsibilities include: • Providing overall technical leadership for a product family • Leading a cross-functional engineering team in development projects of new medical devices • Designing and architecting hardware and software systems • Developing and documenting system level requirements for new products and existing product enhancements • Troubleshooting technical issues and proposing solutions • Interface with manufacturing and service to ensure manufacturability and serviceability. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • Degree in Engineering (Systems Design preferred). • M.S plus 5 years experience; or B.S. plus 7 years experience • Experience with complex real time control systems and electro-mechanical systems • Track record in leading multi-disciplinary teams to successful completion of development projects • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

Preferred candidates will also have experience with, or an understanding of: • ARM CORTEX-M processors • Distributed control systems • OSI communications model, as well as TCP/ IP standards • Embedded operating systems (QNX preferred)

Preferred candidates will also have experience with: • Medical product development in a regulated environment (FDA, etc.) • Digital and analog electrical hardware design • Real-time embedded software design

All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176

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VIA offers cross-country trips as part of country’s birthday BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

“We are turning Via Rail from a sleepy train company to a marketing giant,” Via Rail CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano said of the company’s involvement in the country’s 150th birthday celebrations. Via Rail announced plans for pan-Canadian trip oppor-

tunities to help Canadians see more of their country. From March to October, the company is offering specially designed packages to allow travellers to discover the cities along the following routes: • Vancouver — Winnipeg — Churchill • Vancouver — Toronto — Montréal — Halifax • Halifax — Montréal — To-

ronto — Winnipeg — Churchill Travellers who opt to ride the rails will get a guided tour of Jasper Park, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, Niagara Falls and here in Ottawa — the National Art Galley, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Mayor Jim Watson also added that Ottawa’s 2017 brochure

will be in seatbacks on trains in the Quebec City to Windsor corridor — one of the most travelled corridors. “It’s a great target for us,” Watson said, adding the city typically gets between nine million and 10 million tourists per year. This year, he’s hoping to boost that by 1.75 million. “They don’t all have to come by car,” Watson said.

In addition to brochures and trips, Via Rail has pledged to partner with events across the country and will be investing $2 million in train tickets to move artists across the country to attend various festivities. In another partnership, Via will be making a TV production aimed to air on CBC and the Family Channel. The series, called Train 150, will showcase

Canada from aboard a train. Marc Garneau, the federal minister of transport, said the train has always linked the country. “It brought some of the provinces into Confederation and it’s still bringing people together,” Garneau said, adding it’s fitting the rail line would be part of the country’s birthday celebrations.

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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 You always are thinking of others, Libra, but now it’s time to think of yourself. Rest if that is what you desire, or plan a move if you need a change of pace. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, this should be a happy week for you with a lot of social interaction among friends. A number of nights out dot your calendar, and you’re not apt to miss any. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 As the week opens you could be reassessing everything in your life, from your job to your relationship to your goals. This can be a good time to put any plans into motion, Sagittarius. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 There is a chance you may be in touch with medical personnel this week, Capricorn. It will not have to do directly to you, but maybe a call for a friend or family member. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it’s hard to mistake your allure right now. If you are single, others will really notice you this week. If you’re attached, you will get more attention from your partner. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 This could be a memorable month for your career, Pisces. You have the ability to get the attention of some very important people. 0216


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Feb. 17

Alta Vista – Schoolchildren are invited to spend their PD Day on Feb. 17 at the Alta Vista library branch. Come play games: roll the dice, pick a suit or grab a nunchuk. There will be card and board games as well as Nintendo Wii. The games session takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. The branch is situated at 2516 Alta Vista Dr. For details, call 613-580-2424, ext. 30426. Riverside Park – A Trivia Night will take place Feb. 17, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) at Riverside United Church, located at 3191 Riverside Dr. Cost is $15 per person. To register a team or for more details call Marilyn at 613521-9050 or the church office at 613-733-7735. Proceeds will support the Multifaith Housing Initiative, “A Place to Call Home” Campaign, which will be allocated to “The Haven” residential community in Barrhaven. Heron Park – The Strathcona branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, located at 1940B Bank St., is hosting a $5 pizza and trivia night on Feb. 17. Teams can have four members and the entry fee is $20, with all proceeds returned.

Feb. 18

Albion-Heatherington – On Feb. 18, Albion-Heatherington and Fairlea residents are invited to a winter carnival for the launch of the Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods initiative. The celebration is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre, located at 1560 Heatherington Rd. There will be crafts, games, drumming, free sleigh rides and a tug of war. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate and chili will be served. Vernon – On Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m., head to the Osgoode Township Museum to discover the secrets behind

drawing techniques. This month, learn to draw figures. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $25 per person. Call 613-821-4062 to register, or email education@osgoodemuseum.ca.

tation on growing kalettes. Admission is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling 613738-9724. For details, visit gardenontario.org/site.php/ glouster/about/meetings/.

Hunt Club Park – Hunt Club Park Snowblast 2017, organized by the Hunt Club Park Community Association, will be held Feb 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elizabeth Manley Park. Admission is free. Activities include horse sleigh rides for kids of all ages, a demonstration of ice sculpting, a hockey game between firefighters and police, and more! Bring your skates and enjoy the skating rink. There will also be door prizes, maple taffy made in the snow and hot dogs and coffee and tea. Hot chocolate is free. All are welcome.

Alta Vista – The third annual RinkRatz Family Fun Day takes place at Alta Vista Park on Feb. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Feb. 19

Findlay Creek – The Findlay Creek Community Association hosts its annual Winterfest on Feb. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. The celebration at Diamond Jubilee Park will feature a skating show, learnto-skate program for kids, snow sports, sleigh rides. Maple taffy, popcorn and hot chocolate will be served, and the First Gloucester Scouts will host a bonfire. The event is free for Findlay Creek residents. Kids who come out for a skate must wear a helmet. For more details, visit findlaycreek.ca. To volunteer, email volunteer@ findlaycreek.ca. Heron Park – The Strathcona Legion branch hosts a Valentine’s Day brunch on Feb. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The legion is located at 1940B Bank St.

Feb. 20

Ramsayville – A forced bulbs and preserves show takes place Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at 4373 Generation Crt. Everything on display in this show is produced by members of the Gloucester Horticulture Society and judged by certified Ontario Horticultural Association judges. Food safety is a major feature. There will also be a presen-

Leitrim – Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish is hosting a free Family Day skate on Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex, located at 2600 Leitrim Rd. There will be free skating, hot chocolate and treats. South Keys and Greenboro – The South Keys Greenboro Community Association is hosting its annual Family Day Winter Carnival on Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pushman Park, located at 1270 Pebble Rd. The event will feature horse-drawn sleigh rides, skating challenges, entertainment, snow games, snacks and music. There will be a nominal cost for the food. Volunteers are welcome to help out at the event. Please visit facebook. com/.ottawaskgca.

Feb. 22

Alta Vista - The Harmony Club for seniors 60+ will hold its monthly meeting on Feb. 22 at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Dr., from 1 to 2 p.m. Jane Anido will speak about OrKidstra, a social development program designed to empower low-income children and build community through learning and playing music together. All seniors are welcome. Prior notice is not required. The church is wheelchair accessible and parking is free. This club is run by volunteers. For details, call 613-733-3156, ext. 229.

Feb. 23

Manotick – Learn basic digital photo editing at the Manotick library branch on Feb. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30

p.m. It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, president of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them. To attend this free seminar, please register with the Ottawa Public Library. uty Police Chief Jill Skinner, Senator Anne Cools and journalist Carol Anne Meehan.

Mondays

Near Greely – Play fourhand euchre at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish Hall, 5338 Bank St. on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. excluding holidays. You do not need a partner. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments. Admission is $5. For details, call 613-769-7570. Metcalfe – Four-hand euchre takes place every Monday at 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Anglican Church hall, Victoria Street in Metcalfe. Light refreshments will be served. Manotick – Play social duplicate bridge every Monday at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Leonard’s Church on Long Island Drive in Manotick. Bring a partner and enjoy a pleasant evening of bridge (no masterpoints). The cost is $3 per person weekly.

Mondays and Fridays

Riverview Park – Are you a senior looking to increase endurance, increase flexibility, strength and balance as well as meet new people and have fun? Then you will benefit from the Take Time to be Wholely (as in body, mind and spirit) exercise programs for seniors. It takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with lunch and fellowship on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructors are qualified. Call 613733-0437 for details. Riverside Park – The Riverside Seniors Group meets every Monday and Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Dr. We usually play euchre and bridge, with refreshments. Join the group for $20 for the year or $2 a visit. New members are always welcome. Call or email Jim Graham for details at 613-523-2244 or jimgrahamjim@rogers.com.

Tuesdays

Hunt Club – A new Creative Art Club takes place at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre on Tuesdays form 9:30 a.m. to noon until May 23. The weekly drop-in fee is $2. Adults are invited to bring their ideas and their supplies.

No oil paint or toxic materials please. For details, email d.arts@bell.net. Alta Vista – Ottawa Lifelong Learning for Older Adults serves men and women of 55 years or older and is designed to inform, educate and entertain. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (except June, July and August) from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Dr. Our membership fee is $15 annually. For details, call Ann at 613-749-0704 or email anncoolen@rogers. com. Vernon – Rock-a-bye music classes for infants, toddlers and young children and their parents or guardians take place at the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon Tuesday mornings from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The cost is $45 per month with $50 per cent off for each additional sibling. Call 613-821-4062 to register. Greely – The Greely Legion branch, located at 8021 Mitch Owens Rd., hosts live music on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring along an instrument, or come sing, listen and dance. Admission is free. For details, call 613822-1451 or 613-826-6128.

Heron Park – The Strathcona Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion offers a friendly euchre tournament and lunch every Monday at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The branch is located at 1940B Bank St., near the Pizza Hut.

Mondays and Thursdays

Leitrim – The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club, 4550 Bank St. meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and there are immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613-821-1930 for information.

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