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Lyme disease ‘has stopped her entire life’ Sabine Gibbins

News - When Moriah Lepage saw the effects an infectious disease was having on her friend, she decided to take action. Lepage is one of the organizers behind a fundraising event for her friend Dawn Lavarnway, a 35year-old pediatric CHEO nurse who is living with Lyme disease. Taking place at the Nepean Sportsplex on Feb. 21, At Dusk for Dawn aims to raise at least $30,000 towards her treatment costs.


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News - Hillcrest High School was singing in harmony last week during a special visit by Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

The minister taped a Juno Awards announcement at the school on Jan. 31, and participation from the school’s music program was at an all-time high. Unable to attend the official 2014 Juno Award press conference later this month, Glover taped a message congratulating this

year’s nominees at the south Ottawa high school. In the clip, a spotlight is cast on the Hillcrest concert band, highlighting the musical talents of the students. The short clip was a learning experience for the students as they received a first-hand account of what it takes to film a video message, said school music teacher Jeannie Hunter. See SCHOOL, page 2




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Her students were thrilled at the chance to experience the work involved. After the taping, the students performed for the minister. “Minister Glover was personable, engaging, and very down to earth,” she said. “The kids were thrilled to meet her, interact with her, and perform for her. She spoke very passionately to them about supporting Canadian arts and culture, and told them she hoped she’d see them on the Juno stage some day.” Hillcrest already has a proud Juno history, having first performed at the Juno Awards in 2012, and then later performing at the minister’s annual Music Night, which featured up and coming Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel. There, the grades 11 and 12 concert bands performed classical, jazz and Dixieland music during a reception. In a statement, Minister Glover said how impressed she was with the students’ talent prior to her musical event. “I am particularly inspired by the number of talented young artists who keep music new and exciting,” she said. “I hope that in the years to come, they will continue their musical education, and perhaps grace the stage one day as well.” Hillcrest was one of five Canadian

schools who received special funding in 2011 for the 2011-12 MusiCounts Band Aid grants, which assists in bringing more diverse music programs to schools across the country. MUSIC TO THE EARS

Minister Glover told the students she was proud of their musical accomplishments and their example set as a school community in supporting the arts. At the end of her visit, the minister, who is also MP for the Manitoba riding of Saint Boniface, sang with the students. “It was just an incredibly inspiring moment,” said Hunter. Hunter said the power of music has completely transformed the school’s student population. “I think music, in any school, is really the school’s heartbeat,” she said. “Kids come here to find a place where they can explore music at the same time as they find an innate sense of belonging.” This year’s Juno Awards will take place in Winnipeg on March 30. MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences which host the Juno Awards. The organization presented the school with a $10,000 grant for 2011-12 to purchase new musical instruments.


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Pediatric nurse to get a little help from fundraiser “She has her whole life ahead of her,” said Lepage. Lyme disease is an illness caused by a bacterium, which is usually spread through a person’s body by tick bites. The disease can be treated, but people can experience serious symptoms such as fatigue, chills, fever, severe headaches, and rashes. Lavarnway was initially diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2009. At the time, Lepage said, doctors thought she had contracted the disease between 2007 and 2008, said Lepage. Lavarnway was treated and since then becomes symptomatic every time spring comes around. The spring of 2013 was particularly difficult for Lavarnway, and by July of that year, she was off work and experienced the full onset of Lyme disease symptoms. She went to see a doctor in the United States on Jan. 13, where the doctor told her they believed she has had Lyme disease for most of her life. “It really has stopped her entire life,” she said. Treatment for chronic Lyme disease lasts at least three years, she said. “Costs are exorbitant,” she said. EVENT

Lepage met Lavarnway at CHEO in the early 2000s, and became fast friends. When the disease returned in 2013, Lepage felt helpless, especially after

learning the disease could not be further treated in Canada, and her friend would have to travel to the United States for any treatment. The idea for a semi-formal fundraising event stemmed from an idea one of Lavarnway’s friends had about organizing a bake-sale fundraiser. It was a good idea, but Lepage felt they could do better, and on a larger scale. “We all just wanted to help somehow,” she said. While the illness continues to take its toll on Lavarnway, it has not dampened her spirit. “She continues to see the good side of things despite her illness,” she said. “She’s one of those annoyingly positive people.” When Lepage told Lavarnway she wanted to do something, her friend was left speechless. “She’s such a talker, so when I told her I wanted to do something, she said, ‘I’m so speechless’,” she said. Lepage went on to say organizing an event of this nature only makes sense because they are paying tribute to a person who cares deeply for others. “She’s a pediatric nurse, so caring for other people, especially children, comes naturally to her,” she said. “She always goes above and beyond the call of her job. She’s always paying it forward.” The news of the event has been spreading fast and furious across the community, Lepage said, and has generated much positive response. “We are really excited for the



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A fundraiser for Dawn Lavarnway, who resides in the Byward Market and currently battling Lyme disease, will be held on Feb. 21 at the Nepean Sportsplex. The money will pay for Lavarnway’s treatment, which she will receive in the United States.

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Idols set for Canada Day River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière

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Special congratulations to our local Ottawa athletes, coaches and support staff participating in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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Sochi 2014: Best Wishes to Our Canadian Olympians – February 6 to 23, 2014

News – Judges had a tough choice during the Greely Idol competition on Jan. 26. Breanna Nyitrai, 16, who won the top spot in the senior division said there were 40 singers between the junior and senior divisions. ``I am very proud to have won,`` she said. Breanna sang O Mio Babbino (Oh My Beloved Father). It`s a soprano aria from the 1918 opera Gianni Schicci. Sylvie Thiffault, SUBMITTED Graceson Montanaro, a student at Steve Breanna`s mother, said MacLean Public School, is all smiles after win- she started singing with a voice coach a couple of ning the Greely Idol competition on Jan. 26.

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years ago. ``She always liked singing, but we discovered she could hit a range that is very rare and we started concentrating on Opera,`` Thiffault said. Breanna said she liked that style of music best because she can express herself and she can`t wait to sing in front of the big crowd on Canada Day. Graceson Montanaro, 8, who won in the junior division, sang Blonde by Bridgit Mendler. Graceson, a student at Steve MacLean Public School in Riverside South, has been singing for the last three years. Her mother, Rebecca, said she has performed during the Santa Claus Toy Parade for the last three years and in front of Times Square in New York City. Graceson said she doesn’t get nervous when performing in front of large crowds. “It’s fun,” she said. Graceson attends voice classes at The Pop Shop in Ottawa West with Nicole Thibodeau. She piggybacks on lessons with her older sister. Rebecca was a singer and took music in uni-

versity. Now it’s her daughters that are in the spotlight. Greely Idol was the first time Graceson competed against other singers, and her mother thinks she did a great job. “She was just nervous enough to be able to use it,” Rebecca said. Top prize in the senior division means $100 from the Greely Community Association, four hours of recording time with Raven Street Studios, four sessions with the Russell/Riverside Music Academy, a photo shoot and a consultation with a talent development agency. Winners also get to sing O Canada during the Canada Day celebrations in Greely and one or two songs of their choice. Junior winners get three hours of recording time, $80 from the community association, four band sessions, the photo shoot and the consult with the talent development agency. Graceson will also get a chance to sing a song of her choosing for the Canada Day crowd. “We are on cloud nine,” Thiffault said.


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Mayors call for changes to the NCC Laura Mueller

News - The frustration Ottawa and Gatineau face from dealing with the National Capital Commission has led to the mayors of both cities to call on the Prime Minister to make changes to the agency. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin at Ottawa city hall on Jan. 29 to announce they were sending a joint letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling for changes to the commission’s governance structure. The changes are needed to end the NCC’s stonewalling of projects and processes made by local elected officials, Watson said. He compared the “democrat deficit” of the NCC to the scandals plaguing the Senate. “Yes, we are the nation’s capital. It’s a banner we wear with pride, but it doesn’t mean our residents and taxpayers deserve to be shut out of the conversation or pay a premium in their property taxes,” Watson said. Watson said he and Pedneaud-Jobin agree that the NCC has lost its focus.

Aside from weighing in on major projects like the route for the city’s “Stage 2” light-rail project (which the city hopes to run through 500 metres of NCC land), the commission has a role in many other city initiatives. Ottawa must consult the NCC if it wants to make changes to city hall. The commission also “feels the need to dictate” details such as what kinds of shrubs the city should plant along Confederation Line, the first leg of the lightrail line, Watson said. Three levels of government are complicated enough already, the mayor said, without the added “intrusion” of another agency on long-term city-building initiatives. Other municipalities don’t have to deal with another agency “meddling” in their affairs, the letter states, and in most cases, the federal government and its agencies appear to facilitate and expedite local improvements to reflect decisions made by local representatives. The letter also states that the NCC’s “micromanagement and second guessing” of the city’s long-term plans, particularly for light rail, are inconsistent


Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, left, and Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin met for the first time since Pedneaud-Jobin was elected in November. Their first joint act was to call for changes to the National Capital Commission’s governance structure. with the commission’s duty to assist in the region’s long-term development. “We ask the Prime Minister, is this really what the NCC should be focused on?” Watson said. “We don’t need a fourth level of government.” The day after the mayors’ press conference, NCC chairman Russell Mills fired back that it’s important for the agency to balance local interests with national interests. “We are accountable to Canadians, as we should be,” he said. “Anything that would undermine the role of the NCC

is unlikely to produce better results. We need to retain that authority to stop bad ideas for federal land like a railroad along the riverfront.” The NCC only has jurisdiction over about 10 per cent of the land in the capital region, Mills said. He added that conflict between local politicians and the NCC is “just on the surface” and the agency has a deep working relationship with city staff. LOCAL REPS

Adding local politicians to the NCC’s board of directors would be a first step to making the commission more accountable and representative of the area it serves, Watson said. He suggested the two mayors would be a natural fit to sit on the NCC’s board. “I think it would help the NCC,” he said. “I think they would be given greater credibility by having the elected representatives from the two cities to sit on the board and share information and act as a much more formal liaison than what we have now.” Increasing the number of local representatives on the commission’s board would make it more accountable, Watson said. Currently, the 14-member board is required to have a majority of eight members from outside the capital region. “I don’t believe that a visitor from the Northwest Territories or New Brunswick who sits on the board should cast the deciding vote on an important local, municipal issue,” he said. Local representation on federal boards is the norm on airport and port authorities. Ottawa deserves that same treatment, the mayor said.

Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, the minister in charge of the NCC, was unaware of the proposed letter to the Prime Minister before the two mayors held a news conference on Jan. 29. Watson said he told board the mayors would be meeting to discuss issues, including the NCC. Rick Roth, a spokesman for Baird, said previous governments have dismissed the idea of adding local representation to the commission’s board. “I think the fact the Prime Minister has had a local minister responsible these last eight years is an enhancement,” he wrote in an email, noting the commission has a “pan-Canadian mandate.” Watson said he and Pedneaud-Jobin also discussed other common interests and concerns, including: jobs and economic development, tourism, transportation and public transit and the Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017. Both mayors agreed to work on the new pedestrian/cycling bridge connecting their two cities at the old Prince of Wales rail bridge, which was proposed in the city’s transportation master plan update last fall. Co-ordinating on Domtar’s proposed redevelopment of the Chaudière Islands will also be a priority, Watson said.

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Hudak has much to prove


hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something peculiar in the wind blowing across the province since the turn of the calendar year. While many might hope for the sweet smell of spring, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be disappointed to learn itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only the stale odour of a provincial election, which threatens to extend Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long winter. News from Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park is flying thick and fast, with both the ruling Liberals and opposition Progressive Conservatives ramping up the rhetoric in advance of what will surely be an election this April or May. From Premier Kathleen Wynne pledging to raise the minimum wage to PC leader Tim Hudak promising to bring more than a million jobs to the province, our leaders are suddenly bursting with plans to make our lives better than they have been for much of the past six years. Six years. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how long itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been since world financial markets melted down, plunging the global economy into a tailspin it is just now showing signs of pulling out of, at least in a manner that most of us would notice. That recovery isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t extending to everyone in equal measure, however. Here in Ontario, the jobless rate still exceeds the national average. Kickstarting the economy needs to be top priority for the premierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, no matter who occupies it.

Which brings us to Hudak. After more than 10 years in power, what provincial Liberals have to offer has been on display for quite a while, even after a year under Wynneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. If NDP leader Andrea Horwath has anything to contribute outside of support for the Liberals, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keeping it to herself. So it falls largely to Hudak to offer the province a new way forward. What has he proposed? Through a combination of balanced budgets, lower energy costs and taxes, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;right to workâ&#x20AC;? legislation, he plans to put the open for business sign back in the front window. Unfortunately, he offers little detail on how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get this done. Yet that formula would lead to drastic changes from what Ontarians have been used to over the past 15 years. Are we prepared for that? Balancing the budget can certainly be accomplished, but cuts would need to be particularly deep if they are to facilitate both getting back into the black and lowering taxes. Lowering hydro costs is also far from easy: the hole dug on the energy file by the Liberals is very deep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; getting out of it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come without further cost, let alone smaller bills for consumers and businesses. Hudak needs to better explain how he intends to accomplish his goals if voters are to feel confident offering their support when the writ is dropped.


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art of being Canadian involves bragging to people from warmer climes about how cold it is up here. Another part of being Canadian is wanting to get out of the cold. So, now this will be interesting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Winterlude and the Olympics at the same time. One is trying to get you out of the house; the other is tempting you to stay in. How you resolve that is up to you, but the choice says something about the way we winter in this country. Half of our national make-up glorifies our climate and takes pride in getting out there and conquering it. The other half says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turn up the heat, close the doors and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on TV?â&#x20AC;? Now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entirely possible that whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on TV will drive you outside. Much as everyone enjoys watching the skiing, the skating, the hockey and the luge, much of the TV coverage of the Olympics is not about skates, skis, hockey sticks and luges. It is about the networks that are carrying them. We know that from their advance commercials. This is their chance to shine, they all figure, and their big-name personalities will be featured at length and maybe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to watch some Olympic events, too, between all the grinning and cheerleading.

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town A few hours of TV and radio self-obsession might impel you out the door to check out what Winterlude has to offer. Now, Winterlude has had a mixed history. It began its existence as something that clogged up the Rideau Canal ice with horses and TV personalities and corporate sponsors so that no one could have a decent skate. No less a person than former NCC chairman Douglas Fullerton, the father of canal skating, went public with the idea that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;rink,â&#x20AC;? as he called it, was for skating, not for standing around and watching stuff. But eventually, the Winterlude people got a handle on that, moved many of the events off the ice, got more and more local businesses involved, reached out to the arts community and created a bigger, yet somehow better festival.

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One difference this year is that the National Capital Commission, which initiated Winterlude and has run it for decades, is no longer doing so. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Department of Canadian Heritage. A message from the minister in the program announces that this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winterlude will be highlighting the 100th anniversary of the First World War, not exactly a fun time, and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences. A Winterlude celebration of constitutional conferences: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an ice sculpture challenge for you. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe another reason to rush home and turn on the tube. And there, back at the Olympics, we will notice how the politicians, the broadcasters and the sports bureaucrats always find a way to get in the way of the athletes. To that, we can now add the security services. Occasionally the cheerleading will be interrupted by traditional laments for the demise of the purity of sport. This will give us the opportunity to remember that sports must, at one time, have been pure, and try to think what that would have looked like. Before the bureaucrats, the corporations, the broadcasters, the politicians, the security services and drug testers got in the way, Olympic sport was about the individual athlete. It was

not about the individual athleteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nationality. But then countries began keeping score and all of a sudden nationalism was added to the Olympic movementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many problems. Canadians, of course, are among the worst offenders. When our hockey teams are on the ice, nothing can keep us from cheering on our country, not even a Winterlude celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. We know that this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really what the Olympics is supposed to be about, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help ourselves. Maybe we should get out of the house more. Except that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February â&#x20AC;&#x201C; time to start thinking taxes BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you have money to contribute, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make that much money, but you know your income will be higher in ďŹ ve years or so,â&#x20AC;? says Cane with Money Coaches Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can make the contribution now, but save the tax shelter and use it for a later tax year when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making more money.â&#x20AC;? If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re consistently lowincome says Cane, RRSPs may not be your best savings option, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to talk to a money coach or a ďŹ nancial adviser about other investment options like taxfree savings accounts so that you have some money grow-

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Are you worried about a senior in your community? As the manager of RBC’s Carlingwood branch, Sue Danahy has regular contact with many older clients. For many seniors who visit the branch, a bank teller may be the only person they see during their day. That is why Sue knows it’s important to help link her clients to the services and supports they may need to stay safe and independent in their homes. Recently, the staff at RBC Carlingwood took part in a 30-minute Lunch and Learn training session with Ottawa Public Health’s Community Connect program.

adults in Ottawa live alone and To help seniors you know stay safe want to remain in their own homes and independent, remember to: for as long as they can.


Ottawa Public Health (OPH) offers free training to businesses, • Look for a change in their health or well-being, like a change in community groups or volunteers how they act who have regular contact with older adults. Employees of businesses • Listen and ask questions like, such as hair salons, banks and “How do you spend your day?” grocery stores are trained to spot signs of isolation in seniors and • Connect with a nurse at Ottawa Public Health how to connect them to community supports and services. Since the spring of 2013, OPH has trained more than 2,300 people in 70 The Community Connect program organizations and businesses. To learn more about the helps seniors in declining health or Community Connect program to the Community living conditions to access services Thanks and how you can help someone in the community. There are Connect program, the staff of RBC in need, call Ottawa Public currently more than 10,000 older Carlingwood can identify if an older adult needs support. Public health Health at 613-580-6744 adults in Ottawa who are isolated nurses provide assessment and (TTY: 613-580-9656) or visit us and have little support from family referral services for older adults to or friends to act on their behalf. online at Approximately one quarter of older connect them with the support they may need.

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Beginning in May, camping enthusiasts will discover that one of their favourite local facilities, the Ottawa Municipal Campground, has reopened under new management, namely that of the Wesley Clover Foundation. In 2012, the foundation submitted an unsolicited proposal to the National Capital Commission, for a Greenbelt stables and outdoor recreation and learning centre, a multi-purpose facility to be located on Greenbelt lands occupied by the Nepean Equestrian Park, on Corkstown Road near Moodie Drive. The amalgamated City of Ottawa “inherited” the equestrian park from the former city of Nepean in 2001 and it had been operating in a deficit position for the past few years. In July 2012, city officials, as wise administrators of taxpayers’ money, advised the NCC that they wanted to end their lease. In evaluating the lands where the equestrian centre stood, the NCC determined that any future uses would have to include the adjacent lands. This meant that its lease with the city for the Ottawa Municipal Campground would also have to be terminated. After a public process that included a request for proposals and lasted almost a year, the NCC announced in November that the Wesley Clover Foundation had been selected to operate both the equestrian park and the campground. This change in the status for the campground comes after 46 years of it operating as a municipal facility. Statistics kept by management identify


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campers originating from every Canadian province, the United States and European countries such as Britain, the Netherlands and Germany, to name a few. The Ottawa Municipal Campground has hosted the annual Odawa Native Friendship Centre Powwow for the past 30 years, an event that has come to signal the start of the camping season. The new management have assured powwow organizers that they will be able to use the Corkstown Road facility again in May. The foundation has great plans for the Corkstown Road complex. In addition to an equestrian facility of worldwide calibre, there will be a nature conservancy, a forest school, childcare facilities and riding programs. The site may even become the new, permanent winter home of Ottawa’s royal swans. Those of us who have been involved in managing or operating the campground feel a certain sadness in seeing the park lose its municipal designation, but this is tempered by a great deal of enthusiasm for what the future holds. The Wesley Clover Foundation has retained the current campground manager and staff to ensure a smooth crossover from a municipal to a public facility. As its former governing body, the campground authority fervently hopes that the Ottawa campground will continue to thrive for another 40 years or more under its new stewards. Monique Beauregard outgoing chair Ottawa Municipal Campground Authority

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: The following is the first in a series of profiles on community associations in the South Ottawa area. The story offers a glimpse of the association, the development issues, and the types of events they plan on an annual basis. The Hunt Club Park Community Association sprinted into 2014 with a refreshing new brand and outlook on community outreach. Board member and vicepresident Jennifer Hirst said the association is looking forward to working with the community this year and getting to

ity corridors, environmentally sensitive lands, and the Greenbelt, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to ensure that our neighbourhood is walkable and accessible, in line with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s updated ofďŹ cial plan,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Access to transit, hospitals, downtown and local services and merchants are key issues for us.â&#x20AC;?

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Of the developments the association is focused on, Hirst highlights the Hwy. 417 extension from Hunt Club as one of the main projects. The widening of Hunt Club Road is also a vital one for the community, she said, especially as the population will only grow denser. She named the Alta Vista transportation corridor as one of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important city projects. Other development ventures include ones taking

The association highlighted three annual events as ones where the community is heavily involved. The ďŹ rst is the annual winter carnival, which took place on Jan. 18 at Elizabeth Manley Park. The second is the Summer Spectacular, slated for June 21. The third event is Cleaning the Capital, a citywide event where residents are asked to pitch in and keep their neighbourhood clean and green in both the spring and fall.


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Throughout the year, the association hosts a myriad of different family-friendly community events. It is at these events where community volunteering and participation is paramount, said Hirst.


The association meets every fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the library at St. Thomas More School, (1620

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A: In Findlay Creek, they’re lacking a school … I can’t help but feel that is a big issue for them. I would continue trying to do what I could do. The (Strandherd-Armstrong) bridge is always a bit of a contentious issue … For Coun. Desroches certainly that bridge has defined an entire two terms in city council ... It’s still a hot topic but it’s not a campaign issue - there are going to be cars driving over that before whoever (is elected to) represent Ward 22 takes over. The big thing in Riverside South is going to be recreational facilities … That is something I would be committed to doing anything I can to deliver one to that community. Being with the Monterey, I was with the Prince of Wales Drive (environmental assessment) committee … The communities there are growing (and) we really need to have the infrastructure to support them. I think the widening of Prince of Wales will be instrumental for that. I think transit and transportation is always going to be pressing.

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PC Leader addresses hydro rates and jobs plan Adam Kveton

News - The rising hydro rate is just another jobs killer, says PC party leader Tim Hudak, and it’s already affecting small businesses, like the Electric and Plumbing Store in Bells Corners. Hudak discussed rising energy costs at a media address at the store on Jan. 24, which is owned by the Bells Corners BIA Chair, Jim Sourges. A letter, circulated by the Bells Corners BIA about the rise in hydro rates, is what originally attracted the party leader’s attention. But Hudak was quick to include the issue of hydro rates with his “Million Jobs Plan.” “Our taxes are too high; our energy rates are going through the roof. I’ve got a comprehensive plan to turn that around,” said Hudak. The plan is to create a million jobs within eight years. That would require creating 40,000 more new jobs each year than Ontario creates in an average year. However, Hudak was cagey on exactly how he would accomplish this. But it was clear he sees rising hydro rates as the enemy. After several questions


Hundreds of lamps hang from the ceiling in the Electrical and Plumbing Store on Northside Road. Ontario PC party leader Tim Hudak, second from right, spoke to media about his Million Jobs Plan and the effect of growing energy prices on small businesses like this one. Here, Hudak is speaking with store owner Jim Sourges, second from left, alongside Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, centre, on Jan. 24. asking how he might generate a million jobs, Hudak explained, “I just believe that if you get a province that spends within its means, that balances its budget, gets energy under control and taxes down, we are going to say ‘We are open for business’ and hire people

again.” While he admits the goal is ambitious, he said he’s helped do it before. The PC’s last government brought 1.1 million new jobs to Ontario between 1995 and 2003, said Hudak. However, whether or not

Hudak can deliver was of no concern to Sourges. The point of the visit was addressing rising hydro rates, he said. “I think that small business is an important part of our community, and I was quite happy that hydro rates were being addressed at a very high

level and the fact that it happened on my site was great.” Though the Million Jobs Plan pitch came as a surprise to Sourges, he said the hydro rate issue is a growing concern. The problem is the global adjustment payment tacked onto hydro bills, he said. “There was a time when the global adjustment was about half of the cost of the actual hydro,” he said. “Over the last six to eight months, it’s been double the cost of hydro.” Because his store deals in electrical and lighting, it is hit even harder by hydro rate increases. And while families can ration their energy usage by being aware of peak time rates, that’s not an option for businesses. “I can’t just shut the lights off, because that’s what people are here to buy,” said Sourges. Right now, the hydro bill for Sourges’ building is about $10,000 a month. “That’s already now about $1,500 a month more than it was even six to eight months ago,” he said. Hydro rates are expected to continue to rise almost 50 per cent in the next three years. Sourges worries that the rise could ruin his business. “The problem is that now that you can buy

things on the Internet, people with warehouses who have the lights shut off and only one guy working now have an advantage over us. “So we are talking about the 40 people I employ between my two stores. That’s being put in jeopardy when we are talking about increasing my hydro rate by potentially 40, 50 per cent over a relatively short period.” Right now, Sourges said he is able to match online prices, but with continued increases, that could change. “If we get to that point where (power bills are) 50 and 60 per cent higher than now, then it will affect the actual viability of the business.” These are just some of the concerns that were voiced at a round-table discussion with area BIA’s, Hudak and Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod before the media address. Changes in Ontario energy are not all bad though, said Sourges. He said he likes the government’s move to clean energy, but the problem for him is not a moral one, but an economic one: “The idea is a good one and a legitimate one. The problem is that you can go bankrupt on your ideals.”

Wider driveways needed to support suburban lifestyle: councillors An extra 1.8m may relieve cramped parking Laura Mueller

News - City councillors called a new policy allowing suburban homeowners to widen their driveways a “BandAid solution” as they approved

the changes on Jan. 28. The new rules, once approved by council, would allow more homeowners to widen their driveways. All driveways in the suburbs are already allowed to take up 50 per cent of the lot’s width, but the ability of a homeowner to take advantage of that width was hampered by a restriction preventing driveways from being located in front of the main home. For most lots, the additional driveway

width, which must be added in bricks, concrete, stone or something similar – not asphalt – would amount to an extra 1.8 metres. A last-minute alteration at planning committee means homeowners won’t automatically be able to create a “curb cut” for the additional driveway width to slope onto the street, but the driveway could retain the same entrance width and become wider in front of the home.

Some councillors said the changes don’t get to the root of the issue: smaller homes on smaller lots and more vehicles per household. “As long as we continue those standards, we are going to have problems with this,” said Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess, adding the driveway widening changes are a “Band-Aid approach.” Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais agreed, saying the city needs to look at its minimum

standards for driveway length and garage size. “If it means some developers lose their market advantage, so be it,” he said. Those are all topics being considered as part of a broader review of how suburban housing developments are planned, called Building Better Suburbs, said Lee Ann Snedden, the city’s manager of policy development and urban design. “There are a lot of moving parts,” said planner Tim

Moerman, who drafted the driveway report. “You can’t zone for good neighbours and you can’t zone to appease communities. “Policy has to work in real time – it has to meet existing needs,” he said. The driveway widening changes are a small step to addressing the fact that “there is a different way of life” in the suburbs, Moerman said. See DRIVEWAYS, page 19

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Ontario premier announces $8.87 million for elders unit QCH leading the way for Ontario hospitals: premier Adam Kveton

News - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced $8.87 million in support for Queensway Carleton Hospital’s new Acute Care for the Elderly unit on Jan. 27. The new unit will be an example for all Ontario hospitals as they adjust to an aging population, said Wynne. “Queensway Carleton is a leader in elder care,” she said. “Not just here in Ontario, but in North America, and we are proud of you for that.” The new 34 bed ACE unit will serve as a centralized space for senior treatment. Along with specialized staff, the unit will focus on dealing with complex health conditions, social issues and declining functions of elderly patients. “What we envision is to bring people directly from the emergency room,” said the hospital’s chief of geriatrics, Dr. Fraser Miller. “The team will be hand-

ment area “One of the fastest growing and ageing populations, nigh in Ontario, but in all of Canada.” Miller went one step farther: “The future of hospital care is in the care for the elderly,” he said in a QCH handout. After announcing the government’s support for the project, Wynne aligned the hospital’s emphasis on elderly care with her vision for Ontario. “It is about making smart, strategic investments that take care of people, at the same time building up communities like Ottawa, and supporting sectors like health care because I believe that that is the way that we provide healthy and strong communities.” Wynne was quick to point out her own 60 years of age, saying she understands the demands seniors put on the system and communities. “We want to make sure that ADAM KVETON/METROLAND Ontario is the best place in Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles after announcing the government’s $8.87 million in support for QCH’s ACE Unit on Jan. the world to grow old for the 27. She is flanked by MPP Yasir Naqvi, left, and MPP Bob Chiarelli. Wynne made the announcement from a portion of sake of all of our children and grandchildren and their friends QCH still under construction, which will include the ACE unit. and family,” she said. The total cost of QCH’s served by QCH, 14 per cent of have two or more chronic illpicked. We will practise, as quicker. ACE unit is $9.6 million, with Tom Schonberg, the hos- patients are over 65 years old, nesses.” they say, a collaborative apAnd the number of elderly community fundraising makproach, engaging not only the pital’s president and CEO, he said. “Of that population, 77 patients will only keep grow- ing up the remaining $730,000, opened up the conference expatient but their family.” The goal is to help elderly plaining the hospital’s reason- per cent of them have at least ing, he said, with MPP for said Schonberg. The unit is expected to be one chronic illness … of that Ottawa West-Nepean Bob patients remain independent ing for the ACE unit. Of the 400,000-plus people same population, 40 per cent Chiarelli calling QCH’s catch- completed within 24 months. for longer, and return home

Driveway policy called ‘Band-aid solution’ “Once you get outside the Greenbelt the multi-car home is the predominate situation,” he said. When homeowners fill up their garages will the accoutrements of suburban life, such as a snowblower, lawnmower, hockey gear and the like, those vehicles end up in the driveway and sometimes on the street. As multiple generations increasingly reside in the same home –

post-secondary-age children and elderly parents moving back in with their middle aged parents and children – even more cars are crowding the suburbs, Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder said. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley pointed out that widening driveways could have unintended consequences, such as reducing the space available for on-street parking, reducing the amount of permeable ground available for rainwater drainage and perhaps contributing to a

loss of trees. Councillors supported his motion asking staff to prepare an amendment to the private approach bylaws which would have the effect of limiting curb cuts to what’s already allowed under the zoning. That would let people have hard-surface driveway space in front of their homes, but it wouldn’t be allowed to open onto the street. There are some cases in which homeowners might not

be allowed to widen their driveways. Moerman strongly encouraged people to call 311 for information before widening their driveways, because a hefty fine could be levied if the wider driveway violates the private approaches bylaw. There is no permit needed to widen a driveway in the suburbs but if the wider laneway doesn’t meet city rules, the homeowner could be fined by bylaw services and forced to reinstate a legal driveway.

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Beautification group wins clean up award Money to go back into graffiti busting Michelle Nash

News - If you have heard of the Vanier Beautification group, chances are you have heard they are awesome garbage pickers. And if you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already know that, now they have another award to prove it. The group, affectionately known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;busy bees,â&#x20AC;? is a neighbourhood committee bent on making Vanier the cleanest community in the city. As a reward for all their dirty work, the group recently won a Clean the Capital prize of $500 from the Graffiti Response Team and a $25 gift certificate from the Georgetown Pub. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the money should go back into the community,â&#x20AC;? said Suzan Proulx, co-chairwoman of the committee. The first large chunk of change the group has ever received, all members agreed with Proulx that the best idea is to put it back into the com-


Jean-Michel Rousseau and Elvira Maria Diaz-Granados, two members of Vanier Beautification clean some graffiti in the neighbourhood. our thinking hats, maybe do a drive or walk around and look at where is most needed,â&#x20AC;? said Tina Delaney, co-chairwoman of the committee. The group officially accepted the Clean the Capital award

at a reception at city hall on Jan. 29. At the ceremony, Mayor Jim Watson confirmed more than 80,000 people participated in 1,400 events in both the spring and fall clean-ups.


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a recent meeting agreed, stating a little help from the group could go a long way to help the church pay for the removal. The group agreed Beautifi-

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OSCA separates development, traďŹ&#x192;c into two committees Volunteers needed for new committees Michelle Nash

News - Ottawa South Community Association has disbanded its OSWatch committee in an effort to make sure development and traffic issues in Old Ottawa South each get the attention they deserve. The decision, said president Linda Hancock, was made in part to help tackle every development, zoning, traffic and safety issue and concern properly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seemed like the OSWatch meetings began to take a different approach and traffic was taking a lot of the time because of Lansdowne Park,â&#x20AC;? Hancock said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It made more sense to have

people who are interested in zoning working on zoning and people interested in traffic working on traffic.â&#x20AC;? Now instead of separating time between reacting to a flood of development applications as they come in and responding to traffic issues and studies, the association voted to make the two separate, leading to the creation of a development and zoning committee and a traffic and safety committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking to be more proactive for both areas,â&#x20AC;? Hancock said. According to Hancock, both are looking for volunteers to head up each committee and members to help manage community concerns and issues as they come forward. For more information about the committees or to volunteer, email FILE Hancock at president@oldottawa- City staffer Kyle Carson speaks with Old Ottawa South residents about the updated plans for the Riverdale or visit Avenue and joining streets traffic management plan.

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Biggest Ottawa Sports Awards yet sees Homan, Scrubb win top honours Brier Dodge

Sports - Rachel Homan got a workout on Jan. 28 at the Ottawa Sports Awards, getting called up to the stage several times for some big awards. Homan, originally from Orléans and living in Kanata, took home the top female athlete of the year honours, and the curling award. Then, joined by teammates Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle, she accepted the female team of the year award. “Ottawa has always been so supportive,” said Homan. “I’m greatful to live in this city.” It was a similar scene on the men’s side of the major awards. Basketball winner Philip Scrubb also won the male athlete of the year award, and made a second trip up to the stage along with teammates to accept male team of the year for the Carleton Ravens basketball squad. The Ravens were male team of the year for the third year in a row. Scrubb, who hails from Vancouver, also acknowledged the city residents for hometown support. “I want to thank the community of Ottawa for supporting my team,” he said. “And (thank) my team for pushing me on and off the court and making me a better person.” Cheyanne Farquharson, from the Rideau Canoe Club - currently spending the winter coaching in New Zealand – took home coach of the year. The Rideau Canoe Club had many athletes at the award, as did the Ottawa Lions, who cheered on Nepean’s Glenroy Gilbert in winning male coach of the year. Gilbert coaches

the men’s national 4-by-100metre relay team. The Mayor’s Cup for outstanding contribution in sport went to Ed Laverty from the Ottawa Nepean Touch Football League. The lead coach for the national Paralympic track and field team, Hugh Conlin, won the Brian Kilrea Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award. Because of the strong program with the Ottawa Lions, many Paralympic athletes have moved to Ottawa to train with the club and Conlin. The Mark Lowry Memorial Award for lifetime achievement for a sports volunteer or administrator went to John Smith from the Bel-Air Copeland Lions and Norsemen Football Club. And Lee MacKay, a teacher at St. Paul Catholic High School, won the lifetime achievement award for technical official for his work coaching and officiating wrestling. Two local organizations received $500 at the sports awards: Ottawa Street Soccer and the Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education. Besides the major awards, all teams and athletes who won provincial or national titles were honoured on stage. A winner was chosen for every sport played in the city as well. “Thank you all,” said Mayor Jim Watson, addressing the athletes, coaches, support staff, families and parents in the audience. “You are the heart and soul of amateur athletes in the city.” A full list of award winners can be found at


Above, the Rachel Homan rink receives the female team of the year award at the Ottawa Sports Awards, held Jan. 29 at Algonquin College. From left, Coun. Rainer Bloess, Rachel Homan, from Orléans, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle and an additional presenter. Homan also won the female athlete of the year award.

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Above, all the national champion winning members of the Rideau Canoe Club pack the stage at the Ottawa Sports Awards. Champions include Adrian Richardson, Angus Mortimer, Emmett Schmidt, Ben Tardioli, Brendan Fowler, Drew Hodges, Kate Braddon, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh, August Sibthorpe, Naomi Van Walraven, Maddy Schmidt, Monica Black, Alexandra Joy and Nicole Haywood. Right, Katherine Yee accepts the taekwondo award. Yee is the number one female fighter in her weight class in Ontario, and won a silver medal at national championships.

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Parking petition to start up in the Glebe Residents seeking to reduce time on Lansdowne’s adjacent streets Michelle Nash

News - In an effort to reserve residential parking spaces for those living in the area, the Glebe will start a petition calling on the city to change the hours for on-street parking near Lansdowne Park. Brian Mitchell, who leads the Glebe Community Association’s traffic committee, said the city will be assisting the community with the petition process for residents to request a reduction of parking times on streets closest to Lansdowne. Currently, parking is allowed for three hours on streets such as Holmwood Avenue and Fifth Avenue, which Mitchell reported could be reduced to one hour -- if residents wish to do so. “We know that they want this,” Mitchell said at the Glebe’s association meeting on Jan. 28. “The rationale for this change is to prevent those streets from becoming a free parking lot for Lansdowne.” He added the idea was


The Glebe Community Association’s traffic committee will be working with residents who live near Lansdowne Park to change parking hours on the street from three hours to one hour. strongly supported by area residents in a traffic survey conducted last year. Mitchell created the survey to better understand worries

residents had ahead of the reopening of Lansdowne later this year. Mitchell used the results to create a report for the city and

the Lansdowne Traffic Advisory Committee, led by Capital Coun. David Chernushenko.. According to Mitchell’s monthly committee report, a

walkabout took place in January on Bank Street to explain to city staff problems with pedestrian signals. As well, the city also held a meeting to discuss the community’s recommendations for the Isabella-Elgin Street intersection to improve its efficiency, so it could become a better option for cars travelling from the west end of the city to use Queen Elizabeth Drive instead of using Bank Street or Bronson Avenue to access Lansdowne. Mitchell said the city has agreed to work with the Ministry of Transport to identify it as a preferred route for cars to travel to the park. The city also told Mitchell they would monitor traffic volumes and congestion on Isabella during events at Lansdowne. The process of a petition must be initiated by residents on the street by calling 311 and getting connected to a traffic assessment specialist. If the specialist determines there are no safety issues, 66 per cent of all households must

sign a petition agreeing to ask the city to put up signs restricting parking from three hours to one. Parking petitions are common in urban wards like Kitchissippi, which has seen 27 of them in the last three years. LIMITED USE

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Junior artiste Grace Moysey, 4, creates a masterpiece for Art, Big Hearts fundraiser at the Kanata Civic Gallery on Feb. 1. Judi Miller, one of the events organizers, said more than 50 kids turned out for the fundraiser. The money raised will go to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. JENNIFER MCINTOSH/METROLAND

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Action Sandy Hill votes to hire professional planner Michelle Nash

News - Action Sandy Hill will hire a profession planner to help them battle the latest development application proposed for the community. The development application in question is a purposebuilt student housing building at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Friel Street proposed by Viner Assets and consists of 162 units, with the potential for 600 students to live in the building. Viner said the building would be professionally managed by a specialized student housing property manager from the United States, CA Ventures. The proposal was not well received by area residents, who came out in droves to a meeting back in November concerning the application. Many opposed the proposal, stating student housing should be built only on the University of Ottawa’s campus and not in their neighbourhood. Action Sandy Hill’s planning committee, which is also not in favour of the application, recently reached out to a professional planning consul-


A specific student-based development in Sandy Hill has motivated Action Sandy Hill to hire a professional planner to fight the proposal. tant for advice and guidance. Association vice-president Chad Rollins reported back to the board at its monthly meeting on Jan. 27, proposing that the board hire a planner to help comment, consult and

fight the application. “From my perspective, to spend a few thousand dollars on a few important files, I think we should do it,” Rollins said. The board, which has al-

ready submitted comments concerning the application, will be consulting with this hired planner to see if there is anything more it could say or do to help change or shape the proposal. Association trea-

surer Kyle Simunovic said he felt as a precaution the board should make sure there is a cap on the spending process, but agreed with the idea. The motion, which was introduced by Rollins and seconded by

fellow board member Jane Gurr, was for the board to approve spending to a maximum of $1,000 to hire a planner to assist with the Laurier/Friel proposal. Of the 14 current board members, eight were present, voting unanimously in favour of the motion. Rollins said the planner he has been speaking with figured he would need to work with the file for at least three to four hours, and will submit a report to the board. “We could look at this like an experiment,” he said. “Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t, but then we will know.” Rollins suggested the board could approve this particular spending for the Friel proposal and any future applications would need separate board approval. Bob Forbes, the association’s other vice-president, said he felt the idea was a great one and added residents who lived near the proposed development would be in favour, and possibly help with future fundraising initiatives. The board agreed, and Rollins said he would reach out to those residents to see how they would like to proceed.



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NEWS Notice to Owners/Residents Notice of Study Commencement and Public Open House Highway 417–Pinecrest Road Interchange Eastbound Transit Operational Improvements THE STUDY The City of Ottawa has retained MMM Group Ltd. to complete the detail design for eastbound transit operational improvements at the Highway 417–Pinecrest Road interchange. The study area is identified on the map.

Michelle Nash

The design of these improvements will take into consideration the ultimate cross-section of Highway 417, which will incorporate four lanes of traffic in each direction. THE PROCESS While this is a City of Ottawa project, the work is being carried out within the Highway 417 corridor and will follow the approved environmental planning process for Group ‘B’ projects under the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Upon completion of the detail design, a Design and Construction Report will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period. PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE You are invited to attend a Public Open House for the project, scheduled for: Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Place: Bayshore Shopping Centre 100 Bayshore Drive, 1st Floor Ottawa, ON Parking is available. The open house will provide members of the public with an opportunity to review the proposed ramp modifications, ask questions, and provide input into the final design. COMMENTS If you are not available to attend the meeting or would like additional information, please visit the project Web page: or direct your comments to the City of Ottawa or MMM Project Managers listed below. Lincoln MacDonald, P.Eng. Project Manager MMM Group Ltd. 1145 Hunt Club Road, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3 Email: Tel:: 613-736-7200, ext. 3298

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the above. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link: Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record. Ad # 2014-01-7008-22280 R0012538857-0206


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Glebe BIA to host snowboarding event Winterlude inspired activity in residents neighbourhood

The objective of this project is to improve transit service by removing the requirement for eastbound transit vehicles to merge with highway traffic between Pinecrest Road and the Southwest Transitway. The scope of the project includes modifications to the Southeast directional ramp and relocation of existing utilities and signage to accommodate ramp modifications.

Susan Johns, P.Eng. Senior Engineer & Project Manager City of Ottawa 100 Constellation Crescent Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Email: Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16003

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News -There is no need to head to the hills this weekend -- the ski hills are coming to the heart of the Glebe. The Glebe Business Improvement Area and the Carleton University Ski and Snowboard Club will host the second annual Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam competition on Feb. 8. The event invites avid skiers or snowboarders to compete or, for those more comfortable in the stands, spectators to see an impressive array of tricks. Executive director of the BIA, Andrew Peck, said the event garnered rave re-

views last year, so the organization decided to host it again. There will also be lessons from snowboarding coaching company the Akademy, who will have demo snowboards and skis available for children. The event is free for spectators and it’s $20 to register for the competition. The coaching sessions will cost $15. Free hot beverages will be offered by David’s Tea. Registration begins at 9 a.m., lessons begin at 10:30 a.m. and the contest starts at 1 p.m. For more information about the event, please call the BIA at 613-680-8506 or email


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Hope Side Road-Old Richmond-West Hunt Club Corridor Notice of Completion and Filing of Environmental Study Report The City of Ottawa has completed the Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the Hope Side Road-Old Richmond-West Hunt Club Corridor from Terry Fox Drive/ Eagleson Road to Highway 416.


Nice moves Garneau’s Alex Gauthier beats Colonel By goalie Matt Rousina-Webb during the first period of a Jan. 28 high school boys tier 1 contact hockey game in Orléans. Garneau won the game 4-1.

This Study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended 2007 and 2011) document. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and design process. The ESR is available for public review at the following locations during regular business hours for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on January 31, 2014. City Hall Client Service Centre 110 Laurier Ave. W.

Hazeldean Library 50 Castlefrank Rd.

Carleton University MacOdrum Library 1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa University Morisset Hall 65 University Private

Stittsville Public Library 1637 Stittsville Main St.

Centennial Library 3870 Old Richmond Rd.

Kanata Client Service Centre 580 Terry Fox Dr. During the public review period, interested persons are encouraged to read the ESR and provide comments. Please direct written comments to: Angela Taylor, P Eng. Senior Project Engineer, Transportation Planning Branch Planning & Growth Management Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 15210 E-mail:

Public Meetings All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for e-mail alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on, or call 3-1-1.

Monday, February 10 Ottawa Public Library Board 5 p.m., Champlain Room

Wednesday, February 12 City Council Meeting 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Tuesday, February 11 Planning Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

Thursday, February 13 Built Heritage Sub-Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room Audit Sub-Committee 1:30 p.m., Champlain Room

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as Part II Order). The Part II Order request must be received by the Minister of the Environment during the 30 day review period and a copy of the request should be forwarded to the City of Ottawa. If there are no requests received by March 3, 2014, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Municipal Class EA, and the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the ESR. Minister of the Environment, Ontario The Honourable Jim Bradley 77 Wellesley Street West 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and solely for the purpose of conducting the environmental assessment. This Notice was first published on January 30, 2014.

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Holy Eucharist Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am Wednesday 10:00 am Play area for children under 5 years old 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth Rd) 613 733 0102


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

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


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

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School February 9th â&#x20AC;&#x153;The sanctity of marriageâ&#x20AC;? Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome


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

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

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NOT YOUR AVERAGE ANGLICANS St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church 2112 Bel-Air Drive (613) 224 0526 Rector: Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera

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

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Affordable ideas for spring break Great budget options instead of flying south EMC news - During the February blahs, many students are asking the same question: what are we going to do for spring break? Taking a vacation to a tropical destination is a popular choice, but can be difficult on a budget. Instead of breaking the bank on a trip this year, budget savvy students and families are considering a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;staycationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; instead. Here are some ideas: â&#x20AC;˘ Act like a tourist: Many big city

dwellers never take time to go sightseeing in their own backyard and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to take nearby attractions for granted. A staycation is a great time to check out the popular sites or hidden gems in your own city, without the pressure of school and work. â&#x20AC;˘ Video game tournaments: If the weather in your area makes it impossible to get outside, organize a gaming tournament. If your staycation partners are sports fans, have your own Stanley Cup Playoffs or NBA Finals with sports games for PlayStation 3. â&#x20AC;˘ A day at the movies: Another great indoor activity is a movie

marathon. Consider implementing a theme for the day to make things a little more exciting, and invite friends to get creative with themed snacks or costumes. Or, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re staycationing with your family, watch movies that feature family vacations. â&#x20AC;˘ Splurge a little: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re saving money by not heading out of town so why not treat yourself to something you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally budget for? Consider hiring a cleaning service to do all your chores, or plan a spa day to help you relax before school and work start up again. News Canada

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Last month in this space I looked back at some of the things council has accomplished during the ďŹ rst three years of our term. Now that the holidays are far in the rear-view and people are back in their usual rhythms, I wanted to write this month about what 2014 has in store. This year marks the third year of our Ottawa On the Move project with 150 infrastructure projects across the city underway. Roads, sewers, sidewalks, bike paths, and more will continue to be upgraded to prepare our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit infrastructure for the coming of Light Rapid Transit (LRT). The LRT tunnel beneath the downtown core will continue to be dug by our three boring machines (Chewrocka, Jawbreaker, and Crocodile Rouge as named by the Grade 4 students who won our naming competition). In January we passed the 10% mark of the 2.5km tunnel and the system remains on track to be fully operation by 2018. Opening in 2014 will be TD Place at Lansdowne Park as we WELCOME/TTAWASNEW#&,FRANCHISE THE/TTAWA2%$",!#+3 AND/TTAWA&URY&#TO/TTAWA4HISHASBEENALONGTIMECOMING and I am thrilled to see the results of councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisive action to move forward with redeveloping Lansdowne Park start to come to fruition this summer.

Cars: 10 Caliber, 98 kms; 10 Elantra, 72 kms; 09 Cobalt, 160 kms; 09 Cube, 121 kms; 09 Civic, 183 kms;08 G5, 105 kms; 07 Ion, 200 kms; 07 Versa, 75 kms; 07 Aveo, 168 kms; 07 Caliber, 179 kms; 07 Focus, 79 kms; 07 G6, 94 kms; 07 Jetta, 136 kms; 07 Impala, 184 kms; 07 DTS, 137 kms; 06 Cobalt, 275 kms; 06 Tucson, 154 kms; 06 Sentra, 87 kms; 06 Malibu, 185 kms; 06 G6, 73 kms; 06 3, 204 kms; 06 HHR, 136 kms; 06 Elantra, 130 kms; 05 Altima, 111 kms; 05 G6, 225 kms; 05 Vibe, 199 kms; 05 Sonata, 166 kms; 05 Matrix, 184 kms; 05 Accent, 123 kms; 05 Focus, 111 kms; 05 Accord, 174 kms; 05 PaciďŹ ca, 242 kms; 05 Civic, 169 kms; 04 Vibe, 198 kms; 04 Impala, 160 kms; 04 Epica, 94 kms; 04 Lesabre, 158 kms; 04 Swift, 158 kms; 04 Civic, 200 kms; 04 Deville, 69 kms; (2)04 Focus, 96-188 kms; 04 Sentra, 177 kms; 04 Aerio, 136 kms; 04 Elantra, 254 kms; 04 XG350, 178 kms; 04 Focus, 77 kms; 04 XG350, 301 kms; 03 Forester, 263 kms; 03 Sentra, 226 kms; 03 Malibu, 195 kms; 03 Cavalier, 234 kms; 03 Focus, 208 kms; 03 300M, 161 kms; 03 Altima, 226 kms; 03 Jetta, 216 kms; 03 Legacy, 97 kms; 03 Civic, 253 kms; 03 Rio, 150 kms; (2)03 Alero, 132-134 kms; (2)03 Deville, 145-154 kms; 03 Neon, 111 kms; 02 Cavalier, 134 kms; 02 Accord, 149 kms; 02 Sonata, 165 kms; 02 Cavalier, 158 kms; 02 Century, 96 kms; 02 300 M, 222 kms; 01 SunďŹ re, 167 kms; 01 Alero, 174 kms; (2)01 Century, 157-300 kms; 01 Beetle, 147 kms; 01 Accent, 105 kms; 01 Passat, 265 kms; 01 Civic, 208 kms; 01 Century, 101 kms; 00 Maxima, 200 kms; 00 Focus, 219 kms; 00 Echo, 295 kms; 00 Corolla, 295 kms; 99 Deville, 157 kms SUVs: 09 Pilot, 202 kms; 08 Escape, 94 kms; 07 Uplander, 302 kms; 06 Torrent, 143 kms; 06 Escape, 178 kms; 05 Vue, 154 kms; 05 Xtrail, 168 kms; 05 Uplander, 149 kms; 05 Jimmy, 196 kms; 05 Envoy, 277 kms; 05 Durango, 219 kms; 05 Equinox, 117 kms; 05 Pilot, 101 kms; 04 Explorer, 310 kms; 04 Rendezvous, 110 kms; 04 Trailblazer, 188 kms; 04 Santa Fe, 234 kms; (2)03 Pilot, 163-190 kms; 03 Tracker, 175 kms; 03 Escape, 208 kms; 03 Rav4, 193 kms; 03 Explorer, 107 kms; 03 Cherokee, 226 kms; 02 Landrover, 168 kms; (3)02 Escape, 186-324 kms; 02 Trailblazer, 203 kms; 02 Envoy, 210 kms; 01 XL7, 243 kms; 98 Cherokee, 201 kms; 97 Rav4, 201 kms; Vans: 07 Montana, 281 kms; (2)06 Caravan, 137-152 kms; 05 Montana, 164 kms; 05 Freestar, 127 kms; 05 Uplander, 149 kms; 05 Freestyle, 186 kms; 05 Freestar, 125 kms; 05 Caravan, 141 kms; 04 Econoline, 183 kms; 04 Express, 189 kms; 04 Freestar, 185 kms; (3)03 Venture, 133-167 kms; 03 Caravan, 135 kms; 03 Odyssey, 122 kms; 00 MPV, 217 kms; 02 Tribute, 220 kms; 99 Express, 92 kms Light Trucks: 07 Titan, 237 kms; 07 F350, 128 kms; 07 Silverado, 188 kms; 07 Sierra, 286 kms; 06 F150, 131 kms; 06 Ranger, 279 kms; 06 Silverado, 306 kms; 06 Ram, 187 kms; (2)05 Silverado, 120-166 kms; 04 F250, 381 kms; 04 F350, 441 kms; 04 F150, 223 kms; 03 Ram, 211 kms; (5)03 F150, 98-204 kms; 03 Dakota, 156 kms; 02 F150, 58 kms; 02 Dakota, 184 kms; 02 Silverado, 315 kms; 00 Dakota, 212 kms Heavy Equipment/Trucks: 01 Peterbilt, 780 kms Emergency Vehicles: 02 HME Pumper, 142 kms Trailers: JC Dump; New utility Misc: shavings; small tools; farm gates; (2) 08 Yamaha Golf Cart; covered shelters; Easy Kleen pressure washers; Marathon Garbage packer; (2) World P6R liftrucks R0012542659_0206

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Ottawa On the Move, LRT, and Lansdowne Park are the biggest infrastructure projects underway in 2014 but this year will also mark the beginning of some smaller but equally important projects as well including: s4HESTARTOFCONSTRUCTIONONTHE2IDEAU2IVER0EDESTRIANAND #YCLING"RIDGEBETWEEN$ONALD3TREETAND3OMERSET3TREETn an $8.2 million investment s"REAKINGGROUNDFORTHENEW!RTS#OURTASWELLASTHE"AYVIEW 9ARDSINNOVATIONCOMPLEX s4HEEXPANSIONOFTHESUCCESSFUL%LGIN3TREETRECYCLINGPROGRAM TO,AURIER!VENUE%ASTBETWEEN.ICHOLASAND#HARLOTTE s"REAKINGGROUNDONTHE MILLIONWEST4RANSITWAYEXTENSION FROM"AYSHORETO-OODIE$RIVE We will also continue to do more to make City Hall a people place rather than just a place for residents to pay parking tickets. I have been incredibly impressed with Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entrepreneurial talent over the past three years and will be partnering with the 9-#! 97#!TOHOSTTHE9 "IZ%XPOIN*EAN0IGOTT0LACEAT#ITY (ALL IN *UNE4HIS EXPO WILL SHOWCASE SOME GREAT BURGEONING Ottawa companies as well as others who started through the 9"IZNETWORKANDHAVEGROWNINTOSIGNIlCANTBUSINESSESSINCE then. &INALLY )WILLALSOBEHOSTINGAh)DEAS4OWN(ALLvEVENT TO solicit feedback from residents about how the City of Ottawa can make the most of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th year. As the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, we want to own 2017 and I will be asking residents what we should be doing to best celebrate our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sesquicentennial in Ottawa. All in all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shaping up to be a year of progress in Ottawa. R0012537593-0206

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Power wheelchair hockey league doubles in size Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League

Sports - Word is starting to spread about the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League. The recreational and competitive floor hockey league has once again doubled in size to four recreational teams, named: the Gators, Sharks, Wolves and Bears. The league has set a budget of 23,000 to send 10 wheelchair athletes, coaches and attendants to the North American Power Hockey Association tournament, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. this year. More than 100 wheelchair athletes from across Canada and United States will

participate in the event. Every year since 2010, the league sends a competitive team, the Ottawa Capitals, to participate in Canadian and North American wheelchair hockey tournaments. The league is a community built and run program and needs the help of the local community to support wheelchair athletes and prepare them to participate in the Minneapolis tournament. Requirements for specialized equipment, accommodations and attend care sometimes create insurmountable barriers for players to participate in this event. All members benefit from this tournament since these 10 wheelchair athletes are

role models and mentors to the remaining league players who aspire to be a member of the Ottawa Capitals in future years. Fellow wheelchair athletes, parents, volunteers and the community will be watching and supporting the Capitals in the hopes of bringing home a gold medal. The league is also determined to increase awareness about the sport in hopes the sport will one day become an event at the Paralympics. The league has a roster of 45 volunteers, including a board of directors, coaches, referees, administrative staff and game day set-up staff. The league has a total event

The South Keys Community Design Plan Open House – Your Opportunity to Be Involved –

Thursday, February 20, 2014 Greenboro Community Centre, Meeting Rooms A & B 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive 6 to 9 p.m., with presentation at 7 p.m.

budget of $23,950. “We have $3,000 pending in corporate sponsorships and we are currently hosting a number of fundraising initiatives,” said league chair Donna Haycock in an email. The league is planning to host a Celebrity Game at Algonquin College on April 6. Stuntman Stu will emcee the event and the game’s celebrity roster will feature Mayor Jim Watson, Terry Marcotte, the sports director at CTV as well as several other television and sport personalities. POWER HOCKEY

The league, a member of the Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association and the North American Power Hockey Association, was established in the fall of 2009 by students at Carleton University. All players use power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and/ or mobility. Power hockey is a unique sport in that it accomplishes all the goals of traditional sport, with the advantage of teams being comprised of people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, genders and dis-


The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League is gearing up to send a team to compete in the North American Power Hockey Association tournament, which will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. this year. More than 100 wheelchair athletes from across Canada and United States will participate in the event. abilities participating together. Essentially the league breaks down the barriers for people with disabilities to allow them to participate in a recreational environment that helps them build self-esteem, pride, a sense of community and inclusion. The league has grown over the years.

Join us for the first open house for the South Keys Community Design Plan (CDP). This is your opportunity to help shape the vision, plans and policies for the future of the Study Area. At the first open house you will have the chance to review and comment on the existing conditions, opportunities, emerging CDP ideas and other related issues within the study area. City staff will be available to provide information about the process and outcomes of the CDP. The Study Area: The study area for the CDP extends approximately 3.4 km along Bank Street, from the Canadian National railway tracks (located north of Greenboro Transit Station) to Queensdale Avenue. The study area includes: properties abutting Bank Street, properties that are located between Bank Street and Sawmill Creek, and several light industrial properties along Hunt Club Road and Sieveright Avenue.

In 2012-13, it recruited Dean Delaurier, a silver medal Paralympian in sledge hockey, as a coach, and visited high schools and made presentations at CHEO, and the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre. Easter Seals Merrywood Camp and ran a weekly hockey skills program at Centennial Public School.



Need more information? Visit the project website at SouthKeysCDP or join the South Keys CDP e-mail list by contacting the City’s Project Manager, Jillian Savage. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail before the event. We look forward to seeing you on February 20, 2014. Jillian Savage, MCIP, RPP Planning and Growth Management City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 613-580-2424 ext.: 14970 E-mail: Ottawa South News EMC - Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Skaters fundraising to add more to downtown skate park $100,000 needed to add more features Michelle Nash

News - Skaters in Ottawa are asking people to ollie up some cash to help make this city’s first downtown skate

park the best it can be. The redevelopment of Centretown’s McNabb Park will cost $1 million and once complete, it will feature a skateboard area, a community garden and a new play structure. A total of 1,200 square metres of McNabb Park is available for the skate park, with a grand sum of $300,000 to

spend. In an effort to create something to really be proud of, the Ottawa Skateboard Community Association is trying to raise an additional $100,000 to add features skateboard shop owner and association member Aaron Cayer said all skaters want. Cayer explained that when the plans for the McNabb skate park were revealed, the association felt there were some key elements which

were left out of the plan -- so the group decided to contribute to the project. Funny enough, one of the things the association is raising the money for is as simple as making a flat surface, the other is to have low rails, or ledges, the height of benches for small jumps and tricks. “It’s about making sure there is enough space and places for everyone to enjoy, without having to wait around,” Cayer said. “A lot

of parks try to be a jack of all trades we are trying to focus on small scale stuff.” To donate, the group started a website, to spread news about its fundraising plans and offer direct donation opportunities. Plans are also underway for fundraising events this spring and summer. “Skate parks aren’t something you can just stamp out. Each park needs to be custom designed. The amount,

$300,000, was almost too small -- it costs so much to build a good park,” Cayer said. “So we said, ‘Look, we can make this going from mediocre to really, really good.’ ” According to Cayer, the group has already raised $15,000. He said the organization also plans to apply for the city’s major capital grant program and if approved, the city will match any money raised by the community.

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s far as Father was concerned, he was the only one who knew how to properly cook sauerkraut. He said, getting a dig in at Mother about her heritage which was far removed from his German ancestry, you had to have good German blood running in your veins to turn out edible sauerkraut. I had no idea what blood had to do with it, but I had to admit I liked Father’s sauerkraut better than Mother’s. It all came from the same barrel, but whatever Father did, when it was ready we all ate it with great gusto. That is, all except my cousin Ronny who visited regularly from Montreal. He hated sauerkraut regardless who cooked it, and he took to hiding it all through the house, even prying off a bedroom baseboard one time to stash it away. But for the rest of us, when Father worked his magic at the Findlay Oval, there wasn’t a scrap left over for another meal. After the barrel of shredded cabbage had been allowed to sit in the hot

MARY COOK Memories kitchen until it was well fermented, the barrel was rolled out to the summer kitchen where the innards formed into a solid mass of ice. For reasons which always escaped me, I was the one who had to go out with the granite basin and an ice pick and hack away until I had enough for a meal. When Father was doing the cooking, I stacked the basin high, knowing full well it would take a heap to fill the big iron fry pan he would be using. It was bitterly cold in the summer kitchen, so I dressed for the elements, wearing mitts to hold the chisel or ice pick to chip the frozen sauerkraut, bringing it in to Father just before he was ready to

pop it into the fry pan. First he would have fried (in bacon fat, of course) a heaping mound of onions, well laced with black pepper. I would stand well away from the stove as Father, with his bare hands would scoop up the sauerkraut, slap it into the sizzling pan, as I waited for the whole thing to explode into flames. Of course, it never did, but the hissing was enough to give me concern. All the time, he would be plugging more wood into the Findlay Oval to keep the stove roaring hot. Once the frozen sauerkraut melted, he would stir the pan with the big wooden spoon, mixing in the fried

onions. Father never left the stove, stirring all the time, until the liquid in the pan was gone. Then he would scoop up heaping tablespoons of butter and plop that on top of the sauerkraut. It too would have to be worked in, until all that was left were the fried onions and sauerkraut which by then had turned a golden brown. He would shift the big iron fry pan to the back of the stove, on top of the reservoir, and say, “alright, bring your plates,” and we’d line up at the stove while father dished out his special dish. There would be more butter on the table, right beside the spoon holder, and of course, we would scoop up a goodly portion and plop it on top of the sauerkraut, and watch it melt into Father’s wonderful main dinner course. Of course, there would also have to be meat for this meal. No supper was ever complete without meat. Often it would be salt pork simmering on the back of the stove in another big fry pan, or Mother would have

a cookie sheet of homemade sausages baking in the oven with sliced apples around them. Father said the apples spoiled the taste of a good sausage. But Mother said if he was going to make German sauerkraut, then she would serve apples with the sausages, since that was a French custom she learned from her own mother.

knew little of the foods Father was used to. It didn’t take her long to learn how to stuff ground pork into well-washed skins, get roasts ready for the smoke house, do down a barrel of dill pickles with big cloves of garlic, and help get the cabbage ready for the sauerkraut barrel. It took her much longer to get used to making headcheese and blood pud-

... Father, with his bare hands would scoop up the sauerkraut, slap it into the sizzling pan, as I waited for the whole thing to explode into flames

And so the two nationalities would come together at the Findlay Oval. Even though Mother often tried to duplicate Father’s way of frying the sauerkraut, it never quite tasted the same. Before Mother moved to the backwoods of Renfrew County to marry a farmer of German heritage, she

ding. I would be as far away from the kitchen as I could get while both were being made, because watching the pork head, and the pan of blood being prepared, turned my stomach inside out. I drew the line over both, and often would settle for a hardboiled egg instead, while the rest of the family ate up both with gusto.







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Plant seeds of entrepreneurship early: W. Brett Wilson Mogul discusses business and life at Algonquin College Adam Kveton

Community - For Canadian businessman W. Brett Wilson, there are three mandatory classes that should be taught starting in Grade 3: marketing, entrepreneurship and philanthropy. While these may seem a bit heady for your average eightor nine-year-old, Wilson said they have been essential to both his success in business, and his success at navigating that world with some integrity. His efforts have earned him the nickname capitalist with a heart. Wilson made a presentation to general arts and sciences students at Algonquin College on Jan. 30. His talk encompassed much of his life, starting with growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, getting through university with a few bumps

along the way, his success in the energy industry, and his years on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. While Wilson was clear that his path hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies, he said one of the most significant moments in his life came after loads of success as a businessman, and realizing what that had gotten him. As a founder of FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Wilson was “making money every which way,” he told the crowd. But, this particularly day, he wasn’t making millions as usual. He was babysitting his own kids, as he described it. Plainly not happy being home, Wilson wanted to be at an art auction, bidding on an art piece that would “change my life if it was up on my wall,” he said he thought at the time. Instead of miss out on the opportunity, he decided to bid over the phone. However, by the time he finally heard the phone ring, he was told the piece had already been sold, though several phone calls had been made to his house. Overcome with anger, Wilson said he went up to his


Canadian businessman W. Brett Wilson speaks to the crowd at Algonquin College on Jan. 30. He told students that, “100 per cent of crops you don’t plant don’t grow.” young daughter’s room and confronted her about picking up the phone. Though Wilson confessed to the crowd that he doesn’t remember much of what he said then, he remembers saying, “What the f*** are you doing telling people I’m not home?” In the typical, searing hon-

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esty of children, his daughter responded, “Because you never are.” “I went back to my room and I got down and cried,” Wilson said. Wilson realized he had no relationship with his young family, and that he was addicted to work. So he checked himself into a rehab centre.

Though he would leave with his councillor’s blessing only a week later, he soon fell back into the business world. But what finally shook him out of it was cancer. Diagnosed with prostate cancer at 43, Wilson was young, but the disease had been with him for a while. With a chance at surviving,

he underwent intensive cancer treatment, and lived. “I would argue that cancer may have saved my life,” he said. It gave him a reason to say no to work and to customers’ demands, and he slowly developed relationships with his family. Now, with his years on Dragon’s Den behind him, Wilson said he treasures relationships over money, and that the TV show has instilled an interest in entrepreneurship among Canadians that the country sorely needs. Though the show doesn’t represent the true business world in a lot of ways, it shows people that starting their own company or creating a new product is an option. Now Wilson hopes schools will start teaching the tools for people with ideas to do something with them. “One hundred per cent of crops you don’t plant don’t grow,” he said. So he encourages students to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship and learn about it. But, he cautioned, value relationships over money, and always give back to the community.


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look at our mature cats and dogs: adopters who bring home a cat or dog aged five and older in February will be entered to win a gift certificate from Supply and Demand, voted one of Canada’s top restaurants by enRoute magazine. Qualifying adopters will also take home some heart-shaped pet treats and get 20 per cent off at the OHS Buddy and Belle Boutique on the day they adopt, excluding food. Adopt a featured animal and get a pet bed for dogs or carrier for cats and a heartshaped toy. Information about the featured pet is available at the OHS.


with you. He has tan-coloured fur, big brown eyes and is 10 years young. Comet would like nothing more than to spend cozy evenings curled up on the couch with some snacks (tuna treats, please) and a good movie. He’s a gentle fellow who will happily listen as you recount all the details of your day, occasionally chiming in with a “meow.” He’s a middle-aged guy looking for a lifetime commitment. There are many animals like Bart and Comet at the OHS. To help these pets find that special match in the month of love, we’re giving adopters even more reason to take a second

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Dominique Souris, left, a student at the University of Waterloo speaks alongside her brother Manual Souris (himself a student of De La Salle College) during the launch of the Healthy Minds mental wellness app on Jan. 30.

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News - As anyone who’s been through the experience knows, the challenges of college and university can bring with it a lot of stress. The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre launched a new wellness app on Jan. 30 designed to combat the stresses that can lead to poor mental health. The Healthy Minds app was funded by Do It for Daron, tested by students, and will be introduced to post-secondary campuses across Canada through the Royal’s partners. The Association of Canadian Community Colleges and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada will take the lead on national promotion, with campus introductions of the free downloadable app expected within the next month. “It’s an app that sends the message that taking care of your mind is as important as taking care of your body,”

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Vampire Academy release party at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Get pumped and test your guardian skills with games and trivia. Registration required. From 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. For more information, call the library at 613737-2837.

Enjoy a good old fashioned church turkey dinner at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Sittings are at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For information and tickets, please call 613733-0437.

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Singing Valentines delivered by tuxedoed Barbershop Quartets throughout Ottawa & Gatineau. Includes two songs, card, rose and box of chocolates. $60. Phone 613-723-SING(7464) or

Feb. 15

The Snowy Day at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Join them for a flurry of stories and crafts (for ages 3 to 7) from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Registration required. For more information, call the library at 613-7372837.

Feb. 15

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Mixed Media Canvas Art workshop at the Greenboro District Library, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Make a one-of-a-kind work of art. Create an art frame on canvas using acrylic paint, paper, buttons, etc. All materials supplied. Presented by Julie Olivier, self-taught artist, who has been making cards and paper craft frames for the past 10 years, selling her art in various crafts shows. Register at or phone 613-580-2957.

Feb. 15

Organ students’ recital at Rideau Park United Church. Presented by the Royal Canadian College of Organists,

this recital features young organists from the Ottawa region. Admission is free, and donations will be collected at the door for the ‘Scholarship for Beginning Organ Students’ fund. Come out and support our young organists! For more information, please contact Alison Kranias at alison.kranias@rcco-ottawa. ca or visit

Feb. 17

The Gloucester Horticultural Society is hosting its annual Forced Bulbs and Preserves show at 7:30 p.m. at Top Generation Hall, 4373 Generation Court. Free admission. Pre-registration is recommended at 613-749-8897.

Feb. 19

Microsoft Word 1 Workshop at the Greenboro District Library, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Introduces Microsoft Word 2000 and its most popular features. Topics include highlighting, cut and paste, creating bullets, numbering and more. Register at www. or

phone 613-580-2957.

Feb. 19

Heritage Ottawa Free 9th Annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture Eyes on the Street: The Heritage of Old Ottawa South with lecturer: Julie Harris Location: Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street (corner of Laurier Avenue W) at 7 p.m. Nestled in between crossings of the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal lies one of Ottawa’s first residential neighbourhoods – Old Ottawa South. This lecture will explore the origins and development of Old Ottawa South, the architectural and landscapes elements that contribute to its character, incremental changes that are challenging the neighbourhood, and the benefits of documenting the area’s history. Following the presentation, a panel representing the Ottawa South History Project will respond to questions. The publication Exploring the Built Heritage of Old Ottawa South will be launched at this lecture, and will be available for sale for $15. Julie Harris of Contentworks Inc. is a long-time resident of Old Ottawa South, as well as a public historian and heritage consultant with over 30 years of experience on heritage projects across Canada. Info: 613-230-8841 or

Feb. 20

Preparation for Citizenship Application and Test at the Greenboro District Library, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr., from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information to help prepare for the written citizenship test and oral interview. Gain understanding of Canada’s history, geography, and government, and practice on a simulated test. Offered in partnership with Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency of Ottawa. Register

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Feb. 23

Black History Service at 11 a.m., “Then Sings My Soul”, a celebration of Afro/American music. Guest performer Vanessa London. Coffee time afterwards. Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Dr. All are welcome.

Feb. 26

Harmony Club for Seniors, 11 a.m. at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Dr. (at Cunningham). All seniors in the community are welcome to visit or to join. Lunch served at noon ($6). From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Robert Nelson will talk about his “Contrasting Experiences in Kuwait and Iqualuit”. Wheelchair accessible, free parking. Annual membership is $5. Non-members planning to attend this lunch and gathering are asked to call the church office (613-733-3156 ext. 229) by Feb. 20. Please come. Meet new and old friends from the community.

March 26

Global Alliance International Foundation presents annual dinner and silent auction at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Dr. Silent auction viewing starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., catered by Dave Smith. Ticket $35. Proceeds benefit Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. Contact:, 613-890-4232.


Babytime: Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver, for ages 0 to 18 months, at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Session1: Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (no registration required). For more information on these events, please contact the library at 613-890-4232.

Family Storytime: stories, rhymes, and songs for all ages and a parent or caregiver at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Session 1: Jan. 14 to Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (No registration required). For more information on these events, please contact the library at 613-890-4232. Toddlertime: stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver, 18-36 months, at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Session 1: Wednesdays, Jan. 15 to Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (No registration required). For more information on these events, please contact the library at 613-890-4232. Strathcona Legion Mondays: social euchre at 1 p.m., Wednesdays, social drop-in darts at 6:30 p.m. Friday dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment at 7 p.m. (small cover). Tables available for $20. Call the branch at 613-236-1575 for more information on these events. Ottawa Newcomers Club is designed to help women new to Ottawa or in a new life situation acclimatize by enjoying the company of other women with similar interests. We have morning, afternoon and evening events such as skiing, Scrabble, bridge, fun lunches, book clubs, gallery tours, dinner club, and crafts. For more information, visit our website at or call 613-860-0548. The Gloucester South Seniors meet at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim for a full schedule of activities every week including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. For more information call 613-821-0414.


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