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Library changing with the times Alta Vista getting new self-checkout stations to speed up borrowing Sabine Gibbins

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City council votes to keep gambling at Rideau Carleton Raceway. – Page 14

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Community helping family A fire tears through a home in the Findlay Creek neighbourhood on Aug. 22, causing nearly $500,000 in damage. Now, the Findlay Creek Community Association is asking the community to help donate towards a fund set up at Scotiabank. As of press time, about $1,000 has been raised so far for the family. For details, see page 5.

Folk Fest to celebrate end of summer Canadian favourite Gordon Lightfoot added to diverse lineup Sabine Gibbins

Arts – Gordon Lightfoot will be bringing his steel rail blues to the Ottawa Folk Festival and Hog’s Back Park on Sept. 8. The legendary Canadian folkrocker will be performing at Ottawa’s premiere folk music ďŹ esta, set

to take place at Hog’s Back Park from Sept. 4 to 8. “This is a marquee booking – a ďŹ rst for the Ottawa Folk Festival,â€? says the festival’s artistic director Mark Monahan. “When people think of iconic Canadian acts, Gordon Lightfoot tops the list, not only in Canada, but internationally.â€?

For the past 50 years, Lightfoot has been a hit song making and award-winning Canadian artist, and tops the list of this year’s musical acts, according to Folk Fest.. The announcement of the addition of Lightfoot to the musical line-up comes after Neil Young and Crazy Horse cancelled their appearance on opening night after Young’s guitarist injured his hand. Taking over his spot is renowned favourite City and Colour. See ORGANIZERS, page 3



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News – Borrowing books has become a little easier thanks to rapid technology. Come the end of October, area residents will be able to enjoy an enhanced experience at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Renovations to the library, located at 2516 Alta Vista Dr., started on Aug. 30. The library will remain open throughout the remainder of the construction. When the renovations are complete, the $750,000 project will see a total of ďŹ ve selfcheckout stations installed in the library, as well as a sorting machine for books being returned, said branch manager Tony Westenbroek. The fancy terminology for the library’s facelift is radio frequency identiďŹ cation technology, he added. “It’s just a faster way of processing the books,â€? he said. The improvements mean a shift in manual labour at the library, Westenbroek said. “We are going to change how we deliver a single point of service,â€? he said. “Staff will be moving from one part of the branch to another asking if anyone needs help ďŹ nding a book.â€? In short, they’ll be more accessible to visitors. Statistics are showing an increasing number of visitors are getting used to technology being introduced in the library, said Westenbroek.


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Visitors will also be able to pay any outstanding fines at the selfserve stations. They can also choose to check their books out with a librarian at the counter as in the past. “That option will always be available,” he said. And when patrons bring their books back, it automatically comes off their account, said Westenbroek. The external book return will be open 24/7.

“The Alta Vista library is one of the most heavily used branches in the city,” he added. “It’s a much-loved and much-used community branch.” The Ottawa Public Library has nearly 11 million materials passing through all of the city’s branches, he said, with a high percentage in the Alta Vista branch.



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The Hazeldean branch in Kanata South was the first to undergo this type of change. The Emerald Plaza branch is also currently undergoing renovations, said Westenbroek, as it will double in size. Right now, the library is 465 square metres At the end of the expansion, it will be 929 square metres. This branch will reopen on Sept. 19. Other improvements include new furniture, more seating and outlets for mobile devices, a new meeting room, RFID technology and a com-



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Folkfest 2013 will bring together an international lineup of performers as well as established Canadaina stars

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They’ll be performing on Sept. 5, the same evening as Vampire Weekend. The diversity of musical acts is aimed at both younger and traditional audiences, said Monahan. “This is an excellent ďŹ t for our younger audience... much as the addition of Gordon Lightfoot is for our more traditional patrons,â€? added Monahan Monahan also conďŹ rmed that the option to pick three

dates for $99 – which was very popular at the RBC Bluesfest – will also be available for Ottawa Folk Festival patrons. There will be 200 reserved seats available for purchase, for the Gordon Lightfoot performance. In the three years Monahan has overseen the event, he said he has seen the audience grow in numbers. It has also become more diverse and younger. Part of the reason for that, he said, was subsidized

student passes available at the city’s two universities and Algonquin College. Acts like Vampire Weekend, Amos the Transparent, The Sheepdogs and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are also aimed at bringing in a younger crowd. The ďŹ ve-day event will kick off at Hog’s Back on Sept. 4 and close on Sept. 8 – a little bit later than its been held in the past, but Monahan said he isn’t worried about the

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weather. “One of the rainiest festivals was when it was held in the third week of August,â€? he said. “Obviously you run a risk when it’s an outdoor festival, but we had a look at the forecast and things are pretty similar weather-wise in the ďŹ rst couple of weeks in September.â€? 7,&2

Monahan said they had added a day on the fourth because they landed the Canadian rocker for opening night. Also added to the festival line-up is The Pack A.D., who notched their place at the forefront of Canadian independent music and have received rave reviews and several award nominations. They offer a unique brand of tribal, bluesand punk-infected garage rock.

Monahan added the new timing will coincide with orientation at the universities, ensuring students will be in town to enjoy the festivities. Like Bluesfest, Folk Festival passes will come in the form of radio frequency identiďŹ cation tag (RFID) wristbands that are transferrable and people can share.


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Diane Deans Councillor/Conseillère Quartier Gloucester-Southgate Ward

Better Neighbourhoods Program The City of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Better Neighbourhoods Program supports small-scale community-driven projects at the neighbourhood level. In the Better Neighbourhoods Program, community volunteers work with City staff to assess the feasibility of their project(s) in making neighbourhoods more liveable, vibrant, healthy and beautiful. Up to four neighbourhoods will be selected for the program. The neighbourhoods chosen for the Better Neighbourhoods Program must meet the following criteria: s )NCLUDEALETTEROFSUPPORTFROMTHE#OUNCILLORS/FlCE s /UTLINEPROJECTSTHATWILLBENElTTHENEIGHBOURHOODAND align with Council Priorities (found by visiting Ottawa. ca) s (AVESUPPORTFROMARANGEOFNEIGHBOURHOOD BLAIR EDWARDS/METROLAND stakeholders Ottawa Jr. Senators goaltender Alexa Savard-Belanger picked up a win in the game against Carleton Place on Aug. 31, s $EMONSTRATETHENEIGHBOURHOODHASTHELEADERSHIP stopping 29 of 31 shots. The Jr. Senators went 2-1 in the CCHL Fall Showcase held at the Bell Sensplex Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. and volunteer capacity to implement and complete the PROJECTSBETWEEN&EBRUARY AND$ECEMEBER  Projects will be supported by the City with a maximum GRANTOF  WITHTHEFUNDSBEINGADMINISTERED by City Staff. Applications must be submitted from 3EPTEMBERTO/CTOBER 3UCCESSFULAPPLICANTS will be announced at a City of Ottawa Planning #OMMITTEEMEETINGINEARLY&ORQUESTIONSORMORE Blair Edwards The lead held until less than Ottawa played its ďŹ rst three our players,â&#x20AC;? said CCHL cominformation, contact

Jr. Sens charge out of the gate with 2 wins

Sports - The Ottawa Jr. Senators opened the season with two wins and a loss at the Bell Sensplex on Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The Sens defeated the Cornwall Colts and Carleton Place Canadians and lost a close game to the Smiths Falls Bears. Despite being outshot in both games, the Jr. Senators managed to tame the Colts 3-1 in the season opener on Aug. 30 and the following night defeat the Canadians 4-2. The Bears beat the Jr. Senators in a 4-3 game that was decided in a shootout. 0307.R0011951345

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games of the season at the Kanata arena during the Central Canada Hockey Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (CCHL) annual Fall Showcase, held on Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. All 12 teams played three regular-season games to kick off the 2013-14 season at the Sensplex during the Labour Day weekend. Scouts and recruiters from teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Canadian universities lined the stands to evaluate players during the 18 games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very important as everyone can come together in a single venue and get to evaluate

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missioner Kevin Abrams in a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many will get on the radar of NHL, NCAA, (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) and major junior programs.â&#x20AC;? The Central Canada Hockey League will host a Hockey Day in Canada in Carleton Place on Feb. 8, 2014, with all teams playing one game. SECOND WIN OF SEASON

In the game against Carleton Place, the Canadians outshot the Jr. Senators 31-21, and carried a one-goal lead into the second period, when Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense ignited for three goals in less than 10 minutes. Neither team could convert on the power play with the Jr. Senators going 0-2 and the Canadians 0-6 with the man advantage. Canadians forward Tyson Stewart opened the scoring in the ďŹ rst period, with assists from Jim Pearson and Forest Donovan.

six minutes into the second period, when Jr. Senators defenceman Joseph Shecter scored, assisted by Mike Martin and Hunter Racine. Two minutes later, Jr. Senators forward Justin Charbonneau added to the lead, with assists from Greg Jansz and Eric Clitsome. Jr. Senators Zac Tierney gave Ottawa a two-goal lead nearly 13 minutes into the second period, with assists from Ryan Collins and Chad Millett. With nearly three and a half minutes to play in the second, Canadiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forward Andy Sturtz put the puck in the net, assisted by Vinny Post and Evan Peterson, making it a one-goal game. But the Senators regained their two-goal lead mid-way through the third period, with Charbonneau scoring his second of the night, assisted by Clitsome and Jansz. The Jr. Senators played their third game against the Smiths Falls Bears on Sept. 2.


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Baby Show to provide guidance to new, expectant parents Young Centre to host an event of this nature in Ottawa, and is a project Franklin has wanted to see come to fruition over the past few years.

Sabine Gibbins

News - It will be all about babies at an upcoming show aimed at new parents. Ottawa’s first-ever Baby Show will be held at the Ernst & Young Centre on Sept. 28 and 29, and is set to feature a wide range of seminars, demonstrations, and performances from experts in the world of pregnancy and early parenting. Show manager Sylvia Franklin said the goal of the show is for parents and expectant parents to leave with more knowledge about motherhood and to discover some of the best products for maternity, baby and toddler. Franklin said they are expecting thousands of people to come through the show, and hopes the show will provide them with the guidance they might be seeking. “It’s quite the journey they have to make as parents,” she said. “There are always lots of questions. They’ll learn everything about motherhood – from breastfeeding to other topics like keeping the house in order as a mom. You’re so absorbed with your baby for the first few months, but mothers need to realize they need to take care of themselves too, so we will have different exhibitors on hand to showcase their own products especially for moms.” Part of the show’s goal is to reassure parents they are not alone in this new phase of their life and to provide them with online resources – such as mom groups, which are quickly on the rise amongst new and young moms, Frank-



Ottawa’s inaugural Baby Show is set to take place at the Ernst & Young Centre on Sept. 28 and 29. lin said. Families will get the answers they’re seeking on pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting from leading industry experts, and will receive simple ways to maneuver through issues like sleeping to feeding time, she said.

As of press time, there were approximately 120 vendors signed up for the event, but Franklin said they’re expecting more as time goes on. The show has been the target of positive community response. Organizers were approached by the Ernst &

Fund set up to help family who lost home to fire

Community garden Community garden president Danielle Contin and her son Eli show Ottawa-Centre MPP and Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi around the Brewer Park community garden on Saturday, Aug. 24. The garden association held an official launch party to celebrate what they’ve accomplished over the past two summers and also discuss what’s to come, including a biodome that will allow residents to grow vegetables all year round.

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News – A fund has been set up at a bank to assist the family who lost their home to a fire. The Findlay Creek Community Association is taking the lead on rallying the community to help the family through their financial pressures after a fire ravaged their home on Aug. 22. The blaze at 616 White Alder Ave. was estimated to be around $750,000 initially, but was downgraded to $500,000, which includes the house’s contents and impact to neighbouring homes. The home is located in a subdivision in Ottawa’s south end near Leitrim and Albion roads. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Ottawa Fire Department. Police do not believe arson is a factor. Anyone wishing to assist is asked to please use the Scotiabank account #98756 00296 29 in trust. “Anyone can deposit money into this account to help the family,” the association states on their website. “It will be open until the end of October.” “People who know the family, as well as people who don’t, have come forward wanting to help. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming.”

“They came to us partially because there is no other show of its kind in Ottawa,” she said. Franklin, whose company Tama Show Productions Inc. is hosting the upcoming show, says the event is also about ensuring mothers stay connected. “We want them to feel like they’ll get something out of this when they leave,” said Franklin. A myriad of local and regional exhibitors will be on hand under one roof, and will also feature one of North America’s early parenting and baby experts Ann Douglas will be helping families learn what they need to know to get ready for birthday, baby and parenthood. But while the show’s topic may be a serious one in education, it will also have its share of fun, including a chance for children to meet Barney and Angelina Ballerina. Also for children will be a bouncy castle and sing-alongs with the Ottawa Public Library. A special VIP Lounge will allow both pregnant and new moms to enjoy extra pampering and receive a few goodies. The Ernst & Young Centre is located at 4899 Uplands Dr. and the show takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are free. For more information, please visit www.

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Getting Safely Back into Routine:

School Lunches Getting back into the school routine can be challenging, especially when the relaxed meal schedules are gone and the task of making lunches returns once again. Health Canada estimates that 11 to 13 million Canadians suffer from foodborne illness each year, and unfortunately children are in a higher risk category to experience more serious symptoms. Foodborne illness occurs when harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites make their way into the body through food or beverages and cause illness or disease. To avoid unwanted “ingredients” making their way into your child’s lunch bag, here are some key reminders to parents when packing lunches.

Keep Hot Foods Hot

Keep Cold Foods Cold • Keep cold foods cold at 4°C or below -Use a refrigerator if possible or use a frozen ice pack, frozen water bottle or juice box and place beside the perishable foods - Use an insulated lunch bag and store it away from sun light or other heat sources. Refrigerate or freeze lunch bags the night before use.

in contact with raw meats make sure to wash them with warm soapy water to eliminate any germs that may be present

• Foods like soups, chilli, stews and any leftovers must stay hot at 60°C or higher to stay safe. If they are going to be eaten hot at lunchtime, use an • Wash fruits and vegetables before cutting up or eating, even those with insulated thermos or container rinds and skins as the surfaces may • Preheat the insulated thermos or be contaminated with germs or dirt container by adding boiling water for a few minutes. While you are doing this, heat the food in the microwave or stove top to 74°C/165°F. Then empty the thermos of the boiling water and fill it with the hot food


• If left at room temperature, perishable foods like cut fruit, vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood, eggs, mayonnaise, pastas, rice, dairy products and Keep it Clean leftovers can grow dangerous germs • Wash your hands with soap and • If perishables are left at room warm water for at least 20 seconds temperature for more than 2 hours, before preparing your child’s lunch throw them out • Regularly wash your child’s insulated lunch l bag or lunch box with warm soapy water When surfaces, utensils and containers come


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ttawa voters should take note of a particular date on the calendar that passed recently. They should tuck the date away along with the memory of what happened that day, saving it for October next year when they are called upon to elect the next city council. The date is Aug. 28, the day council voted to cast aside what is typically accepted as normal behaviour for municipal bodies in Ontario - open competition, transparent process, regard for rules - and picked the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the only acceptable location for expanded gaming facilities in Ottawa. Voters should remember this date because there are a significant number of councillors who despite expressing legitimate reservations about the motion went ahead and voted for it anyway. Voters should also recall this vote is in contradiction to one held in October 2012, when the same council voted in favour of an open process for determining the site. During the course of the casino debate at city hall, councillors consistently raised concerns about public health issues, a convoluted process and the varying effects of seeing a new gaming facility placed at the raceway or at some other location. These are all valid concerns. If members of council have concerns, they

should look to address them before approving something as significant to the city as a new casino. Instead, we see Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess point to many of those issues only to say â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve consistently voted yes and held my nose doing it.â&#x20AC;? We also see Bay Coun. Mark Taylor saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;this has been an unclear and unclean process.â&#x20AC;? His residents, he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;want a more open process,â&#x20AC;? but â&#x20AC;&#x153;we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten there yet.â&#x20AC;? He voted in favour of the motion. And for College Coun. Rick Chiarelli, it was â&#x20AC;&#x153;not the best decision, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the least worst.â&#x20AC;? It has become the habit of this council to approve everything that comes before it, whether there are flaws or not. It is the job of councillors to scrutinize and challenge things. If something smells a little off, why not amend it? Better to reject a motion that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit right than to pass it despite any reservations. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why there are councillors rather than just a mayor who runs the city by fiat. Following the bitter divisions that marked many debates during the last council term under mayor Larry Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, the incoming council sought to do business differently. But this should never have led councillors to become afraid to challenging things they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel are right. The residents of Ottawa deserve better from their elected leaders.


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here are more important causes, to be sure, but would anybody be interested in trying to save the English language from the curse of initialism? I thought of this the other day when dealing with a respected Ottawa company with a well-known name and being told to make the cheque out to some initials. Oh no, I thought. Another one. It joins KFC, RBC, KLM, TLC, IBM, BP, HBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; outfits that prefer to be known by their initials. In some cases, you can understand it. The initials KLM refer to the words for Dutch national airlines in Dutch. KLM is less likely to confuse people. In the case of KFC, you will recall that â&#x20AC;&#x153;friedâ&#x20AC;? became a dirty word some time ago but Kentucky Fried Chicken had too much invested in its brand to change it to something more nutritionally correct. So KFC it became. Likewise, the banks woke up one day and realized that a lot of people hated banks. This is not a good thing to ponder if you happen to be a bank and have the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;bankâ&#x20AC;? in your name. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we have BMO instead of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bank of Montreal,â&#x20AC;? RBC instead of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Royal Bank of Canada.â&#x20AC;?

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town British Petroleum might have become BP because Americans werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used to using the word petroleum. Or it might be because oil companies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to be thought of as oil companies. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any idea why the Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay Company, an organization with a deep historical association with Canada, would want to become HBC. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong with any of those words? It may just be that someone sold them on the idea that initials are more modern. TLC is what The Learning Channel calls itself. This is better than what most people call it, namely, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the station that only has programs about wedding dresses.â&#x20AC;? At one time, TLC stood for â&#x20AC;&#x153;tender, loving care,â&#x20AC;? so maybe the choice of initials is deliberate.

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There are times when sticking with words would help, such as in the case of WWF, which means World Wildlife Federation, but used to also mean World Wrestling Federation. You wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to call the wrong one by mistake if you had some seals you wanted saved. Many of these companies, like IBM, have been around for decades and their initials are well-known. There is no quarrel with them. But it does seem odd that others are so anxious to abandon perfectly good words. There is a sports talk show on TV called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pardon the Interruption.â&#x20AC;? The words perfectly describe the show, in which two commentators continually interrupt each other. But now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known as PTI. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another one called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off the Record,â&#x20AC;? that is more commonly called OTR. Why? Why go to all the trouble of trying to name a show, a network, a bank, and then abandon it to sink in a sea of alphabet soup? Definitely Not the Opera was a clever title for a Saturday afternoon CBC radio show. DNTO is not a clever title. Sometimes substituting initials for words doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even save syllables. There is a legendary ice cream joint in Winnipeg called the Bridge Drive-In. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right beside a bridge, so

the name is evocative. But the initials, BDI, arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. There has to be a reasonable explanation. One answer you hear is that the abbreviated name is easier to use as an Internet address, and indeed you will see this if you look up some companies on the web. As if it werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already ruining our lives in other ways, the Internet now has yet another thing to answer for. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been taught how important words are, how anxious our parents were to hear us speak them. And now this. Guys: use your words.

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Hot days and cool nights – what a summer!


ummer is officially over for most of us. All I’m hearing from people around me is what a lousy season we’ve had for weather. It makes me wonder if I’ve been living on another planet; or maybe I’ve finally achieved my goal of converting to an optimist; or maybe it’s just that having spent a few years living in Britain, there’s hardly a Canadian summer around that could disappoint me. Sure, we started out pretty wet. I mean, what was June besides a big puddle? One hundred and fifty millimetres of rainfall, to be precise. But from the moment school was out the weather, in my mind, has been glorious. Of course, it all depends on your expectations. Ac-


cording to one recent study on happiness, 13.9 C is the optimum temperature to keep us feeling good. Somehow, however, I think those complaining about the weather were hoping for a greater number of sweltering days, rather than cool ones. One particularly cynical individual said, “If you had a pool in your backyard, you’d know what a crappy summer it’s been.” But really, how

warm does it have to be to jump off your back deck into a heated pool? I, on the other hand, like to escape the city whenever the mercury spikes above 25 C. Thanks to my Gatineau Park pass, I’ve spent more than two dozen days aside local lakes. Doesn’t anyone remember the hot, sticky weather that struck in late June? It was, in fact, a heat wave that – except for the blip, which was

Canada Day – lasted well into the third week of July. I know this because I spent 20 nights in a tent this summer. That’s about a third of July and August, for those of you who aren’t very good at doing quick sums in your head. Most of those nights were balmy. Some saw me kicking off my sleeping bag. Of those 20 nights, only once did I have to dive into the trunk of my SUV with three kids in tow because of a thunderstorm directly overhead. (That wasn’t so nice). And one or two of the 20 mornings that followed did I have to put my rubber boots on because of a smattering of rain that fell in the early morning. A lot of people are merely nostalgic for the summer of 2012, which apparently set a

new milestone for Canadian summers. I don’t remember much of 2012, except for the record-breaking temperatures in July, when I happened to be 42 weeks pregnant. The rest is pretty much a blur. It turns out, however, it was a hot one – 11 weeks of maximum temperatures over 30 C last year. But for anyone stuck in the city – as I was with a newborn – it was too hot and humid. Nope, the summer of 2013 was much more nicely balanced, in my opinion – hot days, cool nights, some cooling off periods between three, separate heat waves. This is my kind of summer. And for anyone who’s still doubting my judgment of the weather, you may be surprised to know that – despite the soggy month of

June – the hours of sunshine over the past three months have matched or exceeded that of 2012. We’ve also had seven weeks with maximum temperatures over 30 degrees this year, which I’d say is pretty decent. People always complain about the weather – it’s too hot, it’s too cold, it’s too wet, it’s too dry – but at the end of the day, the summer is what you make of it. For me, summer 2012 will go down in the family memoirs as good one – after all, I spent more than 30 days on the beach this year, only one of them shivering in a fleece sweater. If that’s not the mark of a good summer, I don’t know what is.

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Star Wars not so far, far away at museum Michelle Nash

News - If there are any fans out there who have yet to check out a unique exhibition from a galaxy far, far away, there is still time before Star Wars Identities lifts off for good. The exhibition was scheduled to close on Sept. 2, but the Canada Aviation and Space Museum has extended it until Oct. 14, due to popular demand. “It is the first time that CASM has hosted such a blockbuster exhibition, and it has proven to be a successful experience,” said Fernand Proulx, acting president of the museum. “Faced with strong demand from a public that is clearly won over by the Star Wars universe and its characters’ strong identities, we have decided to extend the exhibition’s stay in Ottawa until Oct. 14.” The museum showcase features characters from the famous film series, including Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda as well as Anakin Skywalker’s full-sized podrac-


Michaela Hawdur, Chelsea Frake and Rachael Mombourquette hang out with a couple of characters at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on March 20. The museum launched its summer exhibition, Star Wars Identities, which will open on May 10. er, offering both old and new fans of the films the chance to explore what forces shape the person or species you be-

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hibition first appeared at the Montreal Science Centre in the spring of 2012. It has since travelled to western Canada, and opened in the capital this past May. X3 Productions collaborated with the Montréal Science Centre’s team of experts in a variety of fields to build the exhibition. Jacques-André Dupont, president and executive producer of X3 Productions, said the teams’ knowledge

and expertise have shaped the exhibition’s structure and their input has been essential in developing its scientific and educational content. “This exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the beloved characters of Star Wars,” Dupont said at the exhibition launch in April. “We get a deeper understanding of their identities, and, at the same time, we get a deeper understanding of our own ...It’s a character-driven adventure

into identity.” Exploring the complex notion of identity in both the real world and in the films, X3 Productions sought to shed light on each of the components of identity. The exhibition divides the study of the characters from the movies identity into three major themes: the origins of the characters, the influences that shape them, and the choices they make during their life. It’s by looking at these characters’ identity that patrons will have the chance to learn about the components which make up their own human identities, such as species, genes, parents, and culture. There are many fun aspects to the new exhibit including a making-of featurettes which explore the stories behind the development of many iconic Star Wars characters and explain how they became who they are, and how different creative choices could have made them different characters altogether. There are also interactive identity quests, scientific content and the chance to follow Luke and Anakin Skywalker through their journey. Online ticket sales for the exhibition are available; as well visitors can begin their identity adventure online at Adult tickets are $23 and children are $13.25. For more information about the new exhibition, visit

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Website promotes safe drinking News - A new website to promote safer drinking habits for postsecondary students has been launched just in time for the return of classes this fall. The Safer Ottawa Drinking Alliance addresses unsafe drinking among students and promotes safe habits when it comes to consuming alcohol with a new website, Partnering with three postsecondary institutions, Algonquin College, La Cité collégiale and the University of Ottawa Health Services, the alliance offers students the opportunity to “check your drinking,” read Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines as well as links to more resources. Sandra McCormick from Algonquin College is the lead project coordinator for the organization said she is looking forward to working with the other institutions. “With help from our partners, we will strive to create a culture of safer alcohol use for students in the Ottawa area,” McCormick said. Alongside the three postsecondary institutions the alliance has partnered with, there are eight community organizations that are also participating in the new program. Those partners are the Ottawa Public Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, By-

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Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Environmental Assessment Study Open House #2 (Final) Monday, September 16, 2013 Hall A, Kanata Recreation Complex 100 Walter Baker Place 6:30 to 9 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m. The City of Ottawa initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study in January 2013 for the Kanata South community for the corridor encompassing Hope Side Road, Old Richmond Road and West Hunt Club Road to Highway 416. This Study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, as revised in 2007 and 2011.

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Garbage, recycling get sorted on Elgin Street Hodge-podge bins a thing of the past: McRae Michelle Nash

News - The garbage disposal options for those out for a bite to eat or a stroll along Elgin Street have just become a little more organized after the city began a pilot project featuring new garbage containers. The bins allow waste to be sorted in three categories: garbage, recycling or paper. The pilot project will see 26 bins installed along the 14-block section of Elgin from Laurier

Avenue to Catherine Street. Maria McRae, councillor for River Ward and chairwoman of the environment committee, Mayor Jim Watson and Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes tried out the new bins on Aug. 27 in front of city hall. “Recycling is a key component to the city’s waste diversion program,” McRae said. “These new bins will make it easy.” She referred to the current situation on Elgin as a “hodge-podge” and the new

receptacles will be a huge improvement. The large metal containers are made of three interior sorting bins, inside of which will be clear plastic bags so the city’s public works department will be able to audit the trash -- all too ensure the project is working. The one-year pilot project will see the new bins placed along the street during the coming weeks. Six new benches will also be installed along the street. The total cost of the piDidn’t get your


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lot, including the containers, benches, installation and the cost of collection is approximately $84,000. The total cost of each of the new recycling containers is $2,650. Watson said he was pleased with the new bins, adding that now residents will be able to recycle and sort garbage just like at home, adding he pilot will help the city determine the best way to implement this type of garbage bin throughout the city. But there is one difference from sorting at home and on Elgin - the new bins do not have a green bin option. According to public works, the green bin option was considered, but not added because of garbage audits from the street leading up to this pilot project, showed there was not enough organic material to warrant a separate container. Holmes agreed. The councillor said the street does have a lot of garbage issues, but

organic material is not one of them. “I don’t see much food garbage left about,” Holmes said. “That food is left in the restaurants, even if you are picnick-

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ing, only small amounts end up in the garbage. I just don’t know it’s enough to make it worthwhile to have a separate container and a separate service.”

Holmes said the new bins along the street are a great improvement for an area with a number of lunch and dinner destinations with little options to throw away the garbage which accumulates. The councillor said the garbage pile up on the street is of concern to her and area residents, especially because Elgin Street, unlike Somerset Street West and Bank Street, does not have a business improvement group to help out. “Many other streets in my ward have BIAs who provide recycling and garbage bins,” she said. “So really this is useful for Elgin, which does not have its own BIA.” The councillor added she does have some concern about the cross-contamination within the receptacles. “We have to make sure it’s not all lost (because of crosscontamination), that they do their job,” Holmes said.





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Upside down and backwards: exploring dyslexia In the first of a three-part series, reporter Jennifer McIntosh discusses how she discovered her son has dyslexia and its impact on her child’s education Jennifer McIntosh

News - “My stomach hurts.” That’s a common complaint from my son. It starts every September and it ends in June. It’s either the longest flu ever, or he doesn’t like school. James Gannon, now 8, is a friendly outgoing kid. He loves science, plays hockey and wants to be a lawyer when he grows up. Only problem is, he can’t read. He hides it well; he watches my face when he’s sounding out words, so he can see if he’s getting a sound right. He memorizes letter formations to guess at what a word might be. He also stays quiet in class and listens to the teacher. He looks like he’s reading, but he’s not. James has dyslexia. It wasn’t a conclusion that I came to lightly. The problem first began in junior kindergarten. I was flabbergasted when the teacher asked me if my gregarious, intelligent child might have speech problems. He was tested by first words, a screening program done by Ontario Early Years centres, and there didn’t seem to be any problems. With that hurdle cleared I thought things would surely improve. Less than a month later the same teacher came to me with concerns about his writing. “He doesn’t seem to be able to grip the pencil properly,” she said. So I purchased the pencil grip and complained to anyone who would listen about how the school system is designed for girls and my son was being unfairly persecuted.

We changed schools for senior kindergarten and then again for Grade 1. He still didn’t seem to like school, but I dismissed it as residual anger from the two moves. In Grade 1, the teacher at our school in Bells Corners said he was having trouble seeing the side board; further investigation found that he had a lazy eye and his eyesight was 20/80. James was excited to put on his first pair of glasses. He picked out blue ones – his favourite colour – and talked about how he was now going to be able to read as well as his best friend. But that didn’t happen. I might never have noticed anything was wrong, except that the same year I attended a workshop called Walk a Mile in My Shoes. The workshop is led by Linda Barbetta, the executive director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa Carleton. She holds the workshops for educators to help them understand what it’s like to be in an average classroom if you have dyslexia. During each workshop she hands the participants a passage with the letters distributed on different lines, with some reversals. “People spend so much time decoding the message, there’s very little comprehension going on,” she said. “If that had been a math problem, you’d be hard pressed to come up with the solution.” It was like a light bulb went off. I went home and asked my son to tell me what it looked like to him when he was reading.

“Well, the words sometimes move around on the page and it makes it hard to concentrate,” he said. My heart sank. I probably stayed up all night researching dyslexia. The answers I found weren’t encouraging. According to the Ministry of Education in the 201011 school year (the most recent figures available) more than 191,600 students province-wide were marked by an identification placement and review committee as exceptional pupils. A further 127,600 students who were not formally identified were provided with special education programs and services. The ministry recognizes 14 exceptionalities – which can include anything from being gifted to autism. It doesn’t officially recognize dyslexia. Barbetta said it’s most commonly classed as a language-based learning disability. To obtain an individualized education plan – commonly referred to as an IEP – most students must be assessed by a psychologist to determine where their strengths and weakness are. In theory, it’s a good idea, except the waiting list for psychological assessments can be upwards of two years, according to Barbetta. “They won’t tell you how long the list is because it’s fluid,” she said. “Too many parents go outside the system and pay out of pocket to have it done.” That comes with a $2,000 price tag. Knowing I couldn’t afford that, I decided to seek help at the school. With homework in hand I talked to the teacher about James’ letter reversals. “We don’t really worry about that until Grade 3,” she said, despite the fact that she had recently recommended James be put in a remedial reading group. Frustrated with the system,

because he was now halfway through Grade 2 and still having trouble, I began to look online for support. Enter Dale Carney, a Kanata resident whose son struggled with reading, writing and spelling. She took him out of the school system in Grade 3 and began homeschooling. It wasn’t until she met Susan Barton, an inductee into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honour, that she began to research dyslexia and related tutoring methods. It was from her Carney learned about the Orton-Gillingham method. The method of teaching is multi-sensory, kinesthetic, and phonics based. “It’s really about creating new neural pathways to decode language,” Carney said in our pre-testing interview. After the success with her own son, Carney, a former nurse, became certified as a dyslexia testing specialist. I brought her James’ schoolwork from kindergarten to the present day. She interviewed me; we went over his difficulties in school. James came back and sat with her for three hours; they went over phonetic awareness, working memory and his writing. He sat through the whole process patiently. “That was kind of fun mom,” he said. I received Carney’s report a few weeks later, it confirmed my suspicions. Armed with the report, I went to the school. Carney said the earlier the problem is caught, the better for the learner, it’s a theory shared by Barbetta and many other people who see children with dyslexia on a regular basis. But both the Ottawa public and Catholic school boards insist there’s no need to worry until the third grade. At first the teacher wanted to talk about the 10-page report in 15 minutes. Weeks later, I managed to get a meeting with three teach-


James Gannon is pictured on the first day of Grade 2, armed with a lunchable and a grey fedora. ers at the school – including the head of the resource department. I found out that James was meeting intermittently with a volunteer in the library for reading help. All of his teachers assured me he was very gifted and doing well. I was given a passage he wrote about damage from the perspective of a tornado. He used the words random destruction in the story. “Well then how come he can’t spell ‘away’ at home,” I thought. WHAT’S NEXT

Barbetta said the story is similar to the ones she’s heard from many parents. According to the Dyslexia Research Trust in Oxford, one of the strongest risk factors for dyslexia is having a close relative with reading problems, for example, having a family history of dyslexia. In Barbetta’s family all three of her children have some degree of dyslexia. So does her husband. Her son often attends the workshops she teaches. “He tells me ‘Mom, my eyes and brain tell me different things and I don’t know which one to trust,’” she said. Barbetta has paid out of pocket for psychological assessments for all her three children. It’s gotten so bad she refus-

es to buy school supplies. “We have had to purchase computer software and cover the cost of assessments not covered by our insurance. I don’t send them to school with the stuff on the list anymore, I figure the school can supply it,” Barbetta said. The learning disabilities association provides support for parents of children with learning disabilities, helping them to navigate the public school boards to obtain help for their children. Barbetta said at times the work is frustrating and funding can be hard to find, but it’s worth it. “We also offer a list of local tutors and parent support group nights, because let’s face it, it’s hard,” she said. She said most parents just want their children to be happy and successful. “Can you imagine the pressure of attending school every day if you can’t do what’s expected of you?” she asked, adding many kids have anxiety. After my research was finished the picture was pretty grim. But there is a silver lining. Voice-to-text software and proven teaching methods exist to help children overcome the hurdles they have to face because of dyslexia. In Ottawa, there are two private schools available that deal with learning disabilities as part of the curriculum. I also learned it’s a learning disability often associated with creativity. According to the Canadian Dyslexia Association, George Bernard Shaw, Winston Churchill and Leonardo Da Vinci are some of the people believed to have had dyslexia. “You have to be smart to have a learning disability,” Barbetta said. Next week examines the resources and barriers to helping children with dyslexia in Ottawa public and Catholic schools.

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Casino vote puts city at legal risk: councillor Council votes to keep gambling at the raceway with current slots, 21 gaming tables Laura Mueller

News - Mayor Jim Watson downplayed the possibility the province could say “no dice” after city council voted to require gambling to stay at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. The 16-7 vote on Aug. 28 means the city council wants the rural raceway to be the only location for gambling facilities in Ottawa. The size of the facility would be limited to the 1,250 slots machines that are already at the raceway and the 21 gaming tables council previously approved as a two-year pilot project. The mayor said he couldn’t predict how the province and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation would react to the city’s statement that it will only accept gambling at the raceway. Watson pointed out that Kingston excluded its historic downtown core from having a casino located there and Hamilton said it would only accept a casino at its racetrack at Flamboro Downs. “I would be very surprised if all of

a sudden the province or OLG came back and said, ‘I’m sorry, we’re not going to follow through on what you asked for,’” Watson said. “We just received the letter on Monday that in essence, confirmed the province’s position that we have one zone, but also that we have the right to make a decision as to where in that zone the gaming facility can be.” Although the OLG had previously expressed that the intent of its gambling modernization plan was to bring gaming to where people live – urban centres – Watson said that was under a different leadership. “A lot has changed,” he said. “There is new premier who is not as enthusiastic, to put it bluntly, about gaming. Certainly in discussions I’ve had, she has reaffirmed with me our right and our responsibility to choose a location that we feel meets the community’s needs.” The seven councillors who voted against accepting a casino and limiting its location to the raceway were: David Chernushenko (Capital), Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate), Mathieu Fleury (Rideau-Vanier), Jan Harder (Barrhaven), Diane Hol-


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should be,” Wilkinson said, adding the move could put the city in a “precarious position” because the legal department has indicated their could be a possible problem. “I don’t think councillors are thinking this through,” Wilkinson said. Dejected Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said after the finance committee’s Aug. 26 vote that he could not understand why the city was willing to vote to benefit the raceway property owners at the expense of any other business or property in the city, including his proposal for a casino an entertainment district at Canadian Tire Centre. Melnyk said his lawyer, Paul Webber, has said what the city is doing is “inappropriate and possibly illegal” and alluded to possible legal action against the city. Casino proponents on council say the bidding process is open and have suggested Melynk could bid to operate gambling facilities on any site, including at the raceway. “We need to be cautious and maybe overt that we are not closed for business,” said Bay Coun. Mark Taylor. “It doesn’t mean we’re not interested in helping them be economically viable and successful.” Qadri, who has supported Melnyk’s bid for a casino in his ward, said adding only 21 gaming tables would make the raceway “a casino in name only.” “Adding 21 gaming tables will not ensure success on its own or allow it to compete with Lac Leamy,” he said, adding that the vote would divide the business community and isolate other business interests. The mayor said the decision was within the committee’s purview to make. “I knew Mr. Melnyk would be disappointed, but we do have the authority given to us by the OLG to be site specific, or whatever the equivalent opposite of site specific is,” Watson said after the finance committee vote.


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Ken Blackburn’s Canterbury Taekwondo: Choose the Right Instruction for the Right Reasons More than one parent has experienced the exasperation of enrolling a son or daughter in an extra-curricular activity that they begged and pleaded for, only to be mystified a few

Accountability: First, Ken takes the time to listen and find out what prospective students are hoping to achieve. Most people don’t know that there are several distinct streams of

skill level, or desire. This is clearly demonstrated in the fact that a substantial portion of Ken’s students have been with him 5-10 years later. They make have started out with only

weeks later when the interest has vanished and getting their children to attend becomes a

Taekwondo instruction in Canada and they don’t lead to the same goals. At Canterbury Taekwondo, a student can succeed all the way to the Olympics if they choose. To achieve this

faint hopes, but through Ken’s tutelage, they have gone on to successful professional careers in their adult years.

Ken is committed to continually increase his own knowledge and skill set so that his students receive the benefit of a dedicated master of the arts. This year he not only celebrates his

Integrity: For those parents worried that instruction in the martial arts will turn their child into a school-yard terror, Master Ken, like other responsible coaches and instructors, focuses on self-defense and form rather than aggression. Through his example, his students learn more than just moves and positions, they learn that careful thought and honourable

battle. This can happen even after parents and children do their homework, check references, and make, what they think, is the best choice possible. What these unfortunate families have discovered is that there is a world of difference between a master of a particular sport or activity and a teacher. When it comes to Taekwondo (the Korean martial art that combines self-defense with sport and exercise), the right choice is easy and has been the same for the last 25 years: Master Ken Blackburn of

25th year as a premier teacher but he received his Song Moo Kwang 6th Dan Black Belt (a very rare and honoured award). And during their first ever trip to Canada the founder of the undisputed champions of the sport, the Korean Tigers Demonstration Team presented Master Ken with this recognition.

Canterbury Taekwondo on Lancaster Road in Ottawa. Ken’s

martial arts, but more importantly to his students. While fads and trends come and go, Ken manages to keep true to historic and traditional values of the crafts he has mastered

Honour of Tradition: No school in the region can match Ken’s dedication, not only to the

journey of learning in the martial arts

in a method that engages his students and keeps them coming back for each session, eager to learn. More than any other individual or team sport; a proper grounding in the martial arts brings new senses

is just as long as his quest to

of confidence and self-esteem. The lessons of focus and concentration provide skill-sets that

discover how to motivate and

serve students in other academic and social facets of their lives, and not just for a short

challenge his students. The results he has achieved and continues to reach

or classroom.

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It offers the advantage of a wide variety of classes to serve children as young as 4 all the way up to senior adults in several different disciplines. It starts with the Little Leopards program (4-7 year-old), progressing to regular classes, to masters level, and even an Olympic program to help prepare students for the ultimate in international competition. Ken also offers the regions only official program in Hapkido the Korean martial art of self-defense. Fairness extends to family budgets as well as students and this season Canterbury Taekwondo is offering a 3-month unlimited class program for only $119 (with complimentary uniforms for Taekwondo students).

but for years ahead. And the overwhelming of family where all students train and achieve to the development of others, builds the ability for to create meaningful friendships that support one

Ken Blackburn’s Canterbury Taekwondo school is located at 2784B Lancaster Road (at Walkley) and offers plenty of free parking and is served by major public transit routes. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Master Ken welcomes newcomers and is happy to let anyone try a class without charge to find out if instruction in the finer art of physical and mental training is for them (few ever leave after just one session).

Respect: Master Ken’s successes stem from his years as a competitor

Check out more details at or call 613 897 5425. Make this the year you or your child takes the first step on a journey to excellence.

time sense h e l p students another.

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spirit applied before force, yields better solutions to any problem. Fairness: Canterbury Taekwondo is an inclusive institution, open to all ages and abilities.

behind and intertwined with Taekwondo

and coach both at national and international levels. He has learned the difference between

represent what Ken stands for and what parents want for their children and their generation.

being an educator over simply being a trainer and he has reached the highest goal possible: becoming an effective educator for children. All this was achieved, according to Ken, because he respects his students and treats them with dignity, no matter what their age,

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& 2013 FALL REGISTRATION My child is ready for school, but I’m not Lifestyle - Watching children leave home for their very first day of school is always an emotional time for parents. After a last goodbye, many mums and dads will spill tears of joy and pride, but sometimes those tears can be caused by anguish and worry. Leaving children in the hands of strangers is never easy. Parents must prepare themselves in advance so they can keep their composure during this big day in the lives of their children. It is helpful to establish the new routine several days before school starts. Set the alarm clock to wake up at a reasonable hour and take the time to eat breakfast with your children. Practise taking the route to school. In other words, if you get your children used to the new routine, you will probably feel reassured as well. I the last days before school starts, and after offering all the support you can give to your children, give yourself some time to catch your breath. You deserve a break after all the back-to-school rushing


around. Relax in a candle-lit bubble bath, go for a walk or distract yourself with a good book. Acknowledge your feelings without any judgment, and just try to enjoy yourself. It is OK to feel nervous, but do try to avoid becoming overwhelmed by anxiety. This would be upsetting to your children. Little boys and girls are very perceptive. By showing that they are in control of the situation, parents will help their children feel safe and self-confident. The first day of school is certainly a very special time, but it is a normal step in the life of any child. So relax, keep smiling, and above all, be positive.

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Helping with homework Lifestyle - Some experts believe it is a mistake for parents to think that their teenagers, no matter what their age, are old enough to take complete responsibility for their school obligations all by themselves. Even the most independent teenagers sometimes need to be encouraged to stay motivated. Your role as a parent is crucial during all of your children’s school years. Take an interest in what they do. Take the time to talk to them every day in order to know how their day went, what subjects were taught, and what they liked or disliked. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and be attentive to their answers. The goal is to let your teenagers know that you are truly interested in their lives. If their school results are not what you’d hoped for, don’t go on and on about their weak points. Congratulate them on their efforts and help them find solutions to their problems. On the other hand, if they never seem to have any homework, it may be a sign that they are lacking confidence or commitment. Discuss this with them, check their agendas, and don’t hesitate to contact their school for more information. Remember that while your


Encourage learning by creating a stimulating and positive atmosphere at home. child is living at home, you are still their parent and it is reasonable to ask for a minimal commitment from them. LEARNING

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e thought nothing of the ďŹ veand-a-half kilometre trek to the Northcote School. There were others who walked much further. And if, for any reason, we had to make a stop at Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store that meant at least another kilometre and a half, as we had to walk the Rink Road to get there, bypassing Plaunt Road which was our usual way of getting to and from school. When we got to the end of our long lane, and onto the Northcote Side Road, we would meet up with the Thoms, our next-farm-over neighbours. Velma and I, best friends, would hold hands all the way to the school. My three brothers wanted no part of we younger ones and they would tear ahead of us, leaving us behind, as if we had the plague. It was a dirt road all the way and by the time we got to school our socks were covered with dust and our shoes looked like they had been through a war. I was in boys brown brogue laced shoes that had come in the hand-medown box from Aunt Lizzie in Regina and I secretly prayed that those shoes would fall apart one day and I could wear my Sunday-goto-church shoes, which were just marginally better than the boys brogues. This time of year my three brothers, who every year Mother swore had grown a foot over the summer, had new running shoes to wear the ďŹ rst day back to school. They covered their ankles, and laced from the toes to the tops and had thick black soles. If Mother didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t order them from the Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catalogue, they were bought in Renfrew where she bargained for the best price, paying the princely sum of 98 cents a pair -- the stores in Renfrew werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too happy about trading a couple chickens or fresh eggs like Mr. Briscoe did at the General Store in Northcote. The boys were warned to be careful with

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the running shoes, because they would be the only ones they would be getting, even if they fell apart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No scufďŹ ng along the side road,â&#x20AC;? she would bellow, as we all headed out the lane that ďŹ rst day back to school. If some misfortune happened to the running shoes, the brothers would have to resort to wearing their gum-rubbers, which made their feet sweat. If enough boys were in their gum-rubbers all at the same time at school, the whole place smelled to high heaven, causing Miss Crosby to ďŹ&#x201A;ing the windows wide even on the coldest fall days. And so it was that ďŹ rst day back to the Northcote School, the three brothers in their new running shoes which they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to put on their feet until that morning, me in my boys brogues that had been shined with bacon fat and our lunches in clean brown paper bags, we headed off. At the end of the lane, Velma waited for me. The Thoms boys and my three brothers raced off down the dirt road. Boys never carried their lunch bags openly. They tucked them inside the front of their shirts, which did nothing to keep the sandwiches in one piece. We girls put our lunches in our book bags, in with our new scribblers and whatever books Mother had to buy at the drug store. And always we girls carried a freshly laundered handkerchief, neatly folded, tucked in our book bag as well. If Kleenex had been invented back then, we certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know about it.

Mother always tried to have my sister Audrey and I wearing something new for that ďŹ rst day back to school. Not store-bought, of course, but something she would have made from a leftover from the hand-me-down box or from a well-bleached pair of ďŹ&#x201A;our bags. Mother favoured making blouses, simple ones with little round Peter Pan collars, and she would search through her sewing basket until she found pieces of rick-rack braid which she would sew around the cuffs of the puffed sleeves and the round collar. Very clever was my Mother, I thought back then. Even though we had seen the neighbourhood children many times over the summer, at church picnics, ball games and family gettogethers, on that ďŹ rst day back to school it was as if we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t laid eyes on them for years. There would be the Briscoe twins in identical dresses. My little friend Joyce, always with something brand new that had probably come out of Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store in Renfrew, and of course, my rival Marguirite would have had a new permanent wave in her drug-store bleached Shirley Temple curls and she would be in shiny black patent leather Mary Jane shoes, with little white socks that had lace around the tops. And there would be our teacher -- Miss Crosby -- in the same dress she had worn on the last day of school two months before. She would still smell of lilac talcum powder and her black laced shoes would be so shiny you could see your face in them. That ďŹ rst day of school we were allowed to go home mid-afternoon. Instead of calling a recess, Miss Crosby would announce that school was over for that day. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d head back out to the road that went by the school and that day we would take the long way home. Down the Rink Road and over to Briscoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store, because that day, and that day only, we would all have been given a nickel. Audreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and mine

were tied in the corner of our hankies and the brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rattling around in their overall pockets with the usual collection of sling-shots, pieces of string, a couple of nails, and their dime-store jack knives. It would be like a small invasion, as en mass we crowded into the store and headed right for the candy counter. The boys of the Northcote School would forgo the little brown paper bag and instead cram their nickelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of candy deep into their overall pockets. Usually, they bought licorice pipes. We girls picked candies like discs, stuck to strips of white paper, with little words printed on them. Often Velma and I would buy one box of nickel Cracker Jacks and a nickelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of peppermints and share them on the way home. Once again, every day, the Northcote Road would lead us to and from the school. There would be no rides because of bad weather. It was a trek we were well used to. In good weather and bad, like a washboard ribbon parched dry when there was no rain, covered in ruts when there was, and icy and snow-covered when winter came, the Northcote Road was as familiar to us as the backs of our hands.


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Apple pecan cake with apple butter glaze easy to make Lifestyle - Apple butter and chopped apples make for a moist, easy-to-put-together cake. Despite its name, apple butter is fat free. The term ‘butter’ refers to the thick, soft consistency and its use as a spread for toast, bagels, waffles or pancakes. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Baking time: 30 to 35 minutes. Serves eight to 10 people. INGREDIENTS

Cake • 500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour • 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) each baking soda, salt and ground nutmeg • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 125 ml (1/2 cup) packed brown sugar • 125 ml (1/2 cup) apple butter • 50 ml (1/4 cup) each vegetable oil and plain low-fat yogurt • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced (about 500ml/2 cups) Glaze • 175 ml (3/4 cup) apple butter

(approximately) • 25 ml (2 tbsp) chopped toasted pecans (optional) PREPARATION

Line a two-litre (nine-inch) round cake pan with a circle of parchment paper. Brush the side of the pan with vegetable oil. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, apple butter, oil and yogurt and then stir in apples. Stir these ingredi-

ents into the dry mixture until moistened. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake in a 180 C (350 F) oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let it cool in the pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a thin spatula around the edge of the cake then invert it onto the wire rack to cool completely. Invert the cake onto a serving plate. Glaze: Spread apple butter evenly over cake, then sprinkle with pecans, if you are using them. Foodland Ontario


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Habitatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first aboriginal urban build shaping up

News - After raising two sons and a daughter, Ide Kakekagumick is doing it all again. The grandmother of three has been raising her two teenage grandsons and granddaughter since 2007 in Nepean. They were going back and forth between several homes, including in the city and on a nearby First Nations reserve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were bumped around,â&#x20AC;? Kakekagumick said of the children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So this will be good and stable. I just want them to be happy and comfortable.â&#x20AC;? She applied for the Habitat for Humanity program because she wanted a steady home for Gage, 17, Donovan, 15, and Erica, 16, who she gained legal custody of in 2010. Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region CEO Donna Hicks said the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new home on Nantes Street in OrlĂŠans is the first Aboriginal urban build for the region. Hicks said Habitat for Humanity is helping the aboriginal community because the next step after settling in a rental home in the city is home ownership. This week, local band chiefs and local aboriginal councils were scheduled to come to help out on the home build, and several of Kakekagumickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coworkers at the Aboriginal Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Centre have already been on site to help. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked at the centre for 11 years, and has been using all her accumulated vacation to work on the house. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been volunteering at the Habitat retail ReStore with Gage, who is going into Grade 12. Every house has a dedication ceremony which incorporates each familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s religion or culture as much as possible, Hicks said. K a k e k a g u m i c k â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home will likely include a smudging ceremony and blessing of the house.

Kakekagumick is hoping the permanent, stable home for the teenagers will be good, and make post-secondary education a realistic future. They will be able to live at home, rent-free with their grandmother and travel to school in the city.

Kakekagumick is hoping the permanent, stable home for the teenagers will be good, and make postsecondary education a realistic future.

The four-bedroom house they will move into on Nantes Street is semi-detached home, with another Habitat family in the other half. Next door, in a single family home, is the third Habitat family moving to the build project. Originally, nine houses were slated for the lots, but the community disagreed with the density, and a compromise was made for the three homes. The two attached homes have one front door and one side door, so it looks like a single family home. Habitat provides the families seminars on things like financial planning and home repair, and monitors the families through the move to make sure maintenance like grass cutting and snow removal is being done. Kakekagumick was on the build site all last week, working on the home as it slowly starts to take shape. She can imagine where a few things are going to go, like her grandsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weights in the basement, but said Erica is excited to set the full house up.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ide was a good choice because sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s someone who was so caring for her grandchildren,â&#x20AC;? Hicks said, adding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big responsibility for a woman in her 50s to take in three young teenagers. The family will be able to move in for the start of December, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas in the new home. Moving to OrlĂŠans will be a safe home for Kakekagumick and her family, with a bus stop right outside. Right now, she worries about the kids walking down her unlit street at night, but she smiles as she points out all the street lights around her new home. She was also quick to break out into a smile when she saw a box of cables for televisions, and was told that there would be a cable connection in each room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is just unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every chance I get, I BRIER DODGE/METROLAND always thank all the volunteers, for giving Ide Kakekagumick and Habitat for Humanity-National Capital Region CEO Donna Hicks pose on the porch of Kakekagumickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new home on Nantes Street. us this chance.â&#x20AC;?

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CommFest 2013 – Family Fun for Everyone! I would like to invite you and your families and friends to join me and Hunt ClubRiverside Park Community Centre staff at our annual autumn community celebration. There are many activities taking place ranging from outdoor aerobics to programs for seniors to game zone in the kids play area. Hunt for new treasures at the community garage sale, enjoy a Zumba demonstration & have a bite to eat. Event details are as follows:

Garage Sale opens @ 8AM Activities run from 10AM – 2PM

Place: Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive I look forward to seeing you!

Order of Ottawa – Recognizing Exceptional Contributions in Canada’s Capital The Order of Ottawa celebrates outstanding citizens. This prestigious civic award recognizes exceptional contributions in the many areas of city life including arts and culture, philanthropy, public service, and other endeavors that benefit Ottawa’s residents. Is there an Ottawa resident whose extraordinary work and commitment has helped make our city a better place to live? The nomination deadline is Friday, September 13, 2013. For more information, please call my office at 613-580-2486.


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We are seeking Community Visit and Shift nurses to serve Ottawa and surrounding areas. Join our team and enjoy the following advantages: â&#x20AC;˘ Leading edge electronic point of care charting â&#x20AC;˘ Sign On Bonus â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts â&#x20AC;˘ Group RRSP program â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible work schedules â&#x20AC;˘ Variety of work environments â&#x20AC;˘ 24-hour clinical and operational support â&#x20AC;˘ Thorough orientation â&#x20AC;˘ Ongoing training opportunities â&#x20AC;˘ Opportunities for advancement

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Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is a rural community teaching hospital located 40 minutes south of Ottawa. Our clinical and academic mission is rooted in our philosophy of personalized service that brings care closer to home for the 90,000 residents we serve. WDMH is a full-service hospital that responds to the needs of our community, from childbirth to complex care and geriatrics. We are a hub site for cancer care, dialysis and cataract surgery and offer specialty clinics with visiting specialists from Ottawa hospitals.

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Job Posng Metroland East is looking for and experienced, savvy, professional representave for our team! This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Sales Representave to join our organizaon, which is part of Metroland Media. Our Regional Sales Representave will develop new business and sell our markeng soluons, to large mul markets accounts in the Oawa Region while achieving aggressive revenue targets. Media sales experience is strongly recommended but not essenal.

ABOUT YOU â&#x20AC;˘ 10+ years experience in sales/account management with a proven history of achieving and surpassing sales targets â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in online, printed, direct mail, distribuon and commercial prinng highly recommended â&#x20AC;˘ Strong negoaon, presentaon, and telephone skills â&#x20AC;˘ Strong Digital sales background â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in, and high comfort level with, cold calling to develop new business â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to build and develop eďŹ&#x20AC;ecve relaonships with clients â&#x20AC;˘ Solid organizaonal and me management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment â&#x20AC;˘ Strong wrien and verbal communicaon skills â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License and a reliable automobile essenal

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are considered for an interview will be contacted. Metroland is an equal opportunity employer

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If you have a can-do atude that is completely contagious and thrive in a fast-paced, change-oriented environment... then this is an opportunity for you. Interested candidates are requested to email their resume by September 7th, 2013 to:

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Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:00am Wednesday Chapel 7:15pm 613-733-3156

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

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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

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2203 Alta Vista Drive

Bethany United Church

Dominion-Chalmers United Church

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Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome


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

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Sunday 11:00 a.m. Worship & Sunday School 1350 Walkley Road (Just east of Bank Street) Ottawa, ON K1V 6P6 Tel: 613-731-0165 Email: Website:

Celebrating 14 years in this area!


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All are Welcome Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church Come and Worshipâ&#x20AC;Ś Sundays at 10:00 am Pierre Elliott Trudeau School 601 LongďŹ elds Dr., Barrhaven


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

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

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



Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM



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Hollerado to headline Ottawa Oktoberfest

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going to be a lot of for revellers taste buds. Organizers chose three local brewers – Hogs Back Brewing Company, Broadhead Brewing Company and Big Rig Brewery – to provide the suds for the weekend. There’s also going to be Waupoos Cider available and a red and a white wine courtesy of Fuzion. The food vendors are also local – including Ross’ Your Independent Grocer, Thimble Cakes, and Stittsville’s the Glen to name a few. Ottawa’s Oktoberfest celebrations began with a fundraising dinner held by the Rotary Club of Ottawa Kanata Sunrise. It started out as a fundraising dinner and then moved to a weekend-long celebration of local food and froth at the Richmond fairgrounds three years ago. After the move to Barrhaven last year, Brown said the festival moved away from its Rotary roots and now operates as its own notfor-profit in partnership with the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area. The Bavarian twist on local venues, food and drink has helped many people dis-

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cover what the suburb has to offer, Brown said. “We have heard from a lot of people that they make a whole weekend of it and come and stay with friends in Barrhaven,” he said. Because it’s an event centred on imbibing, Brown said organizers spent a lot of time thinking about transportation. Shuttle buses are available to the Longfields and Fallowfield bus stations. There is also going to be a makeshift parking lot at the Strandherd snow dumping facility. A shuttle will take people from there to Clarke Fields. The last day of the festival is slated to be a family day and will feature the Brothers Dubé, as well as the Junkyard Symphony and midway games. “We plan to have something for everything,” Brown said. Single-day passes for the festival are $15 in advance. An early bird special offers admission for two people on Friday and Saturday for SUBMITTED $30. For more informa- Last year was the first Ottawa celebration of Oktoberfest, hosted at Clarke Fields in tion about the event, visit Barrhaven. This year the celebrations promise to get bigger and better, says founder Dwight Brown.

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News - Fees for drivers licences associated services increased on Sept. 1 and will increase again in 2014 and 2015. Raised fees include new driver’s licences and renewals, licence replacement, driver examinations and vehicle permits. While replacing a driver’s license cur-

rently costs $15, it will go up to $28 by 2015. Licence renewals increased by $5 on Sept. 1, but will not change in 2014 and 2015. Most driving tests for new drivers went up $10, but 2014 and 2015 final prices haven’t been determined yet. According to a provincial government press release, the cost increases are tied to the increasing cost of

maintaining provincial roads, highways and bridges, and to “support the quality services Ontarians rely on, such as education and health care.” Ontario has 9.3 million licensed drivers. The estimated revenue increase by raising the prices adds almost $200 million to the $1.1 billion collected annually through the licensing and renewals services.


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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup marks 20 years Ottawans to roll up sleeves in shadow of Parliament Hill Steph Willems

News - Almost everything thrown, dumped or washed into a river eventually ends up hugging the shoreline of the waterway – making for an unsightly, polluting presence. While the issues water quality and sewage overflows capture the attention of the public and politicians alike, the job of cleaning up the physical garbage that accumulates on shorelines usually falls at the feet of volunteers. Twenty years ago, fed up with the situation, the Vancouver Aquarium teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to launch the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Though it started locally, in ensuing years the initiative spread like wildfire to towns and cities across Canada, and Ottawa was no exception. During the week of Sept. 21-29, the capital will see many volunteers getting their hands (and boots) dirty along the shores of the city’s many rivers, streams and creeks. The opening day event will take place along the banks of the Ottawa River, in the shadow of Parliament Hill, with subsequent events taking places across Ottawa and Gatineau. “Besides just cleaning the shoreline, (the cleanup) raises awareness on the issue of shoreline litter,” said Ashley Brasfield, spokeswoman for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. “The event is particularly relevant here in Ottawa, which takes all of its drinking water from the Ottawa River.” Cleanup organizers are hoping to see 64,000 Cana-

dians join the effort this year, up from 57,000 in 2012. Since 1993, a total of 21,775 kilometres of Canadians coastlines - from ocean beaches to lakeshores and riverbanks -- have been cleaned of garbage. The estimated weight of garbage collected over 20 years? 1.2 million kilograms. The very hands-on nature of shoreline cleanups and the ability to admire the results after a long day of grungy work is a big part of the appeal, said WWF conservation science director Steven Price. “It’s the tangibility of it,” said Price. “It might not be the most pressing environmental problem, but it is the most actionable. It comes down to a personal responsibility thing, and it is an eye-opener. People always come back shocked at what they removed, and the total weight of the trash collected.” Besides picking up a lead sponsor in the form of Loblaw Companies Ltd., the initiative garners its largest number of supporters from local conservation groups that can easily organize cleanup groups, guided by the online protocols and advice offered by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Registration is accomplished through, and necessary checklists can be printed directly off the site. Individual cleanups often hold contests such as “weirdest object found,” the results of which can lead to prizes and photos posted on the cleanup’s website. While objects like plastic bags and six-pack rings are known dangers to wildlife hundreds of kilometres from where they were discarded, unlikely items often turn up.


The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will be coming to the Ottawa River on Sept. 21, with a kickoff event to take place in the shadow of Parliament Hill. Started 20 years ago by the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Foundation, the cleanup branched off into towns and cities across Canada. Besides collecting trash, the aim of shoreline cleanups is to increase awareness on the effects of local pollution and the wide-ranging consequences of littering. “Christmas trees with the lights still on it, a kitchen sink, even a bathtub,” Price said, naming off things discovered during cleanups. “It’s sad when you see a big appliance on a shoreline. We have civic recycling programs that will take these. Why go to the effort of dumping it?” Besides having a quantifiable impact on the shoreline and local ecology, Price said, the cleanups serve as a good learning opportunity for those who volunteer. Anyone interested in lending their time at the Parliament Hill kickoff event simply need to show up at the Bytown Museum, near the base of the canal locks, for registration (beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 21).

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Charity house gets ready for move Michelle Nash

News - The walls are up, the paint is almost dry and 18 Heartwood House charities are packing their bags -- all ready for the final move to Overbrook this fall. Partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, Heartwood House announced the purchase of its new 2,415-square meter home, located on McArthur Avenue in Overbrook late last year. Since then, the charity co-op has been working at raising money and renovating the former Giant Tiger store and warehouse to house the 18 charitable organizations. “We still need help with donations. Small charities fall under the radar for donations from the community, and really, we never needed to be on the radar before, we all just quietly did our work,” Maureen Moloughney said. “But now, we have had to find any which way to fundraise for

these renovations. We don’t have big backers. We are doing it from the toonies up.” The renovations have been an enormous undertaking for the group. It needed to initially raise $400,000, which since construction began has tripled due to fire codes and getting the building’s electrical system updated. Moloughney and lead fundraiser for the organization Isobel Bisby showed off the new space at the end of August, when the final touches were being put in place for the first of a three-phase renovation to the building. The group has split the renovations into phases in order to complete everything in a timely and less-expensive fashion. Phase 1, which includes the Unitarian church’s congregation space, reception and some of the charities is all but complete. The church will host its first Sunday service at the new location on Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. The space is a large room, which can be divided into two smaller ones. Heartwood and the church have agreed that when the congregation is not using the space it will be available for the charities to rent out for functions. Donations have also included more than just dollars and cents, but

actual equipment. The community kitchen, which both Heartwood and the church will share, has a slightly used industrial stove donated by the Catholic Church and the renovations for the kitchen were raised by Project Clear Skies. Although the first portion of the renovations is almost complete, Bisby said more money is still needed to complete the second and third phases of renovations in time to move in at the end of October. One of those big ticket items is installing the elevator, at a cost of $85,000. Moloughney said they hope to raise the remaining money before they need to start that portion of construction. So far, Bisby has launched a penny drive, purchase a “one-square-foot” of Heartwood House and smallerscale buffet suppers at Golden India on McArthur and garden parties hosted by some of the organization’s supporters. Up next for the charity co-op is the Heartwood Fundraising Runaway Garden Party and Silent Auction on Sept. 20. The event will be hosted at 19 Fairhaven Way, off Montreal Road. This is the third event hosted by friends of Heartwood over the course of the summer months. Guests are encouraged to bring an item for the


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Maureen Moloughney and Isobel Bisby show off part of the newly dug elevator shaft in Heartwood House’s new home on McArthur Avenue. The organization needs to raise $85,000 to have the elevator installed. are still managing that here,” Moloughney said. Donations or volunteering opportunities -- especially willing painters -- can get in touch with Moloughney at or 613 241 5937, or by visiting A charitable organization, Heartwood provides tax receipts for donations over $20.

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Meet sweet, sweet Elly. She’s a nineyear-old spayed female, border collie and Labrador retriever mix was brought to the shelter as a stray in May and is now available for adoption. Elly is a bit of a shy girl, looking

for a family that will give her the time she needs to warm-up to strangers. She prefers a slow approach but is sure to win you over with her cat-like desire to rub up on your to solicit an ear scratch. With

reassurance from a dedicated owner, Elly will be sure to come out of her shell and make a fantastic companion. Elly gets along with dogs who have a calm and predictable approach but may not get along with very energetic pups, as she is easily overwhelmed by fast movements. Jade is a one-year-old, spayed female, brown tabby domestic shorthair cat who was brought to the shelter as a stray in May, and is now available for adoption. She spent quite some time in foster care while recovering from upper respiratory infections, but is now healthy as can be! Jade absolutely loves to play, but has a rough-and-tumble side to her. She would be best suited to an adult only home, or catsaavy family who understand that she can get very excited while she plays. This little girl will be sure to bring a smile to anyone face.

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Ottawa Humane Society Celebrates 125 Years of Helping Animals in Our Community This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Ottawa Humane Society. At that time, Queen Victoria was still on the throne, and Sir John A. Macdonald was serving his second term as prime minister. What began as a small group of women devoted to helping children and enforcing cruelty laws has now grown to an organization dedicated to helping nearly 11,000 animals in Ottawa every year. The OHS is a safe haven for animals, providing life-saving medical treatment, investigating



Cheney is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and has done many interesting things in her life of nine years... She hunted ducks, competed in time trials, and was a very good mommy to two litters of puppies! She is the most graceful, speedy, accurate frisbee player, and she rarely misses, tipping the frisbee with her nose and catching it high in the air. When she looks at you, she expresses so much feeling with her gentle eyes and her playful smile, and she often talks with cute little gurgling noises. Cheney spends time at St. Patrick’s Home, bringing smiles and memories back to the elderly residents who love her visits and ask for her when she is not there. Her most important job in life, though, is to be the kind, loving, cherished pet that she is. Cheney lives with her two buddies Vegas and Ziggy.

silent auction worth $20. Items already donated include handmade quilts, a three-day cottage weekend, Otesha bike maintenance 101 sessions and a hand knit sweater. The event will have live music, wine and antipasti. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at Heartwood or Books on Beechwood in New Edinburgh. “We have been knocking on all the doors we can think of to donate,” Bisby said. “We hope we can inspire people to donate to this cause.” Options for people to contribute also include room naming opportunities, become a friend of Heartwood House, or attend one of the monthly fundraiser events. Heartwood House found its new home a year after the organization found out the building it was renting from the Congregation Beth Shalom at 151 Chapel St. had been sold to Claridge Homes. The organization consulted with the 18 charities who share the space about a new location. “We wanted to stay in the community -- that was important,” Moloughney said. The executive director said this new space is being made to the best of each individual’s needs. “Our mission is to keep this space affordable for small charities and we

cruelty and neglect, and giving animals a second chance by adopting them into new and loving homes. The OHS would not be what it is today without the support of the people in the community. Dedicated supporters, young and old, attend our events, such as the IAMS Wiggle Waggle Walkathon; host their own events to benefit animals at the shelter; they volunteer; and they help the OHS educate our community on animal welfare.

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To celebrate the 125 years of helping the community’s animals, Mayor Jim Watson is slated to kick off Ottawa Humane Society Week on Sept. 3 at the 245 West Hunt Club Rd. shelter. OHS Week culminates with the 25th annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon and first ever Run for the Animals at Queen Julianna Park on Sept. 8. Be sure to sign up! For more information on the history of the OHS, visit the historical memorabilia collection at


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Domicile to develop Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; property Plans will respect community design plan, bring small retailers to Old Ottawa East Laura Mueller

News - Local developer Domicile has purchased the Sistersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; property on Main Street and plans to construct a building that brings to life the Old Ottawa East community design planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision. The plans include two buildings with ground-floor retail and around 140 condo units on the five upper floors that will mimic the size and shape of the existing convent at the Sisters of the Sacred Heart property. The 3.5-acre site is located off Main Street between Oblate Avenue and Springhurst Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really trying to respect the community thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already there,â&#x20AC;? Said David Renfroe, Domicileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of business development and planning. Domicile wants to ensure the project has the least amount of impact on neighbours who live on Springhurst, Renfroe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We understand the importance of this project for the overall vision of the Main Street redevelopment.â&#x20AC;? Renfroe said the architecture will have a

â&#x20AC;&#x153;French flairâ&#x20AC;? with a traditional masonry façade. The units will have large windows and balconies, Renfroe said. In addition to a central park separating the two buildings, Domicile is proposing a rooftop terrace. Domicile will present its draft plans to the neighbourhood at a community association meeting on Oct. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, located at Main Street and Hawthorne Avenue. Old Ottawa East Community Association president John Dance had not yet seen the plans, but the proposal sounds â&#x20AC;&#x153;excellent,â&#x20AC;? he said. Community members will watch the development with great interest because of its potential to contribute to revitalizing the Main Street commercial district, Dance said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very much in need of better commercial and more residents,â&#x20AC;? Dance said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This seems to be exactly that.â&#x20AC;? There will be about 1,485 square metres of retail space broken down into nine or 10 small shops that will hopefully attract local business owners, Renfroe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping for local retail and small, lo-

cal businesses,â&#x20AC;? he said. Domicile is fine working within the 20metre height limit set out in the community design plan and secondary plan for the area, but Renfroe said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to ask the city and the community whether they might be willing to add another half a foot onto the height so the retail floor can have slightly higher ceilings, making it more attractive for businesses to locate there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to be dark and claustrophobic,â&#x20AC;? Renfroe said. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no appetite for that, the zoning and CDP will be respected, Renfroe said. Dance said he personally thinks that request is reasonable, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not something the community association has discussed yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the end of the world,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting Domicile was flexible in extending the width of Main Street in front of the property in order to accommodate the â&#x20AC;&#x153;complete streetâ&#x20AC;? vision with bicycle lanes and on-street parking. Domicile is also looking at providing about 20 more parking spaces than required for the

retail portion of the development. That would include a handful of spaces along each street frontage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on Main, Oblate and Hawthorne â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that mimic street parking but are located on the property. There would be 150 underground parking spaces for residents. So far, the initial design process has been the smoothest heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever seen, Renfroe said. If that continues, Domicile expects to begin pre-selling units in February of 2014 and constructing the first building next June. As for any possible future interest in the rest of the Oblate lands adjacent to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart property, Renfroe said Domicile has had an interest in the properties since 2002 and tried to buy the Oblates land in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Domicile has an interest to be a bigger player in the Old Ottawa East community,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding the developer is happy with whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been happening in the community regarding the community design plan and the reconstruction of Main Street as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;complete streetâ&#x20AC;? with cycling tracks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like the direction this area is going in,â&#x20AC;? Renfroe said.

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The horse trials always depended on the support of the Equestrian Park community both leading up to and during the day of the event, rain or shine – and this year it will be no different. Beth and Milo have been working hard these past few weeks to make sure the stadium jumps are in order, the cross country course in tip-top shape and the volunteer positions are covered. A number of past park volunteers have agreed to help out in any way they can as it is a great way to spend the day around horses FILE and horse junkies alike. It is also a great day to reunite with former The Nepean National Equestrian Park closed last fall but will still host Eventing at the Park on Sept. 8 for all horse lovers. park friends and the property itself.




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Prepare for the fall hiking season in Ottawa Staff

News – The Ottawa chapter of the Rideau Trail Association is offering a workshop in September that teaches basic safety tips for novice hikers. On Saturday, Sept. 7, the association will host an Introduction to Hiking course at the Nepean Sportsplex. The full-day course costs $75 and includes an 18-month trail association membership. The course is ideal for new hikers and those interested in making their hiking experience safe and enjoyable. “If you’re a novice hiker, this course will provide you with know-how for choosing equipment, avoiding problems, and dealing with situations that may arise on the trail,” said Ruth Oswald, one of the instructors. Topics include hike planning, preparation, packing, outfitting and on-trail procedures, plus an orientation with a guided group. The day includes a short hike. Space is limited. The Rideau Trail Association offers a wide range of hikes for adults, from a

moderately paced walk in the woods or in-town to a vigorous tramp through challenging terrain. Scheduled outings take place all year round (with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter), mainly on weekends and Wednesdays. The Wednesday walks are perfect for retirees: the Ottawa Club offers impromptu hikes that day in Gatineau Park. It also offers a Tuesday evening program from midMarch through October, with urban hikes in September and October. Activities co-ordinator Ethel Archard said hiking with a group brings confidence and makes the experience more pleasant. “How many of us would out of the blue go and do a 10 kilometre hike, or even think we can,” she said. “With a group you don’t even realize you’re doing 10 km. It’s really an opportunity for people to get the confidence and the opportunity to get out there.” But the Rideau Trail isn’t the only network of hiking paths available to Ottawa

residents. The area offers a wide array of other possibilities, including the Greenbelt and Gatineau Park, or just exploration of interesting communities in the region. Of course, the association recommends joining a local hiking club in order to stay safe. “With an experienced leader, you’re not going to lose your way,” said Ottawa Rideau Trail Club president Sheila Parry. “Plus, the on-trail company is pleasant, there’s help if needed, and you experience environments you might never find on your own.” The trail association maintains a continuous route between Ottawa and Kingston and offers hikes, from easy to challenging, on the Rideau Trail as well as in and around the Ottawa-Gatineau, Perth and Kingston regions. Participants can join, get more information on the club, view the hike schedule, or register for the Introduction to Hiking course at www. or by calling the Ottawa club’s information line at 613- 860-2225.


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Tractor trials ABOVE: Coun. Marianne Wilkinson takes part in the 89th-annual Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match on the Edwards family farm at the corner of Frank Kenny Road and Wall Road in Navan on Aug. 23. The VIP plowing match was held in advance of the Aug. 24 plowing competition, including the horse, antique tractor and conventional tractor classes. TOP RIGHT: Mayor Jim Watson gets a helping hand before taking off as the first competitor in the VIP match.

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dors. Screening Saves Lives will train volunteers to deliver cancer screening messages to friends, family, and members of their social networks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This type of program works because, as health ambassadors are trusted members of the community, they can communicate with peers in a way that large organizations often canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? said Flynn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health ambassadors are able to change the attitudes of their peers by using appropriate language, sharing personal stories and experiences and by building trust and personal relationships.â&#x20AC;? Anyone interesting in volunteering or learning more is asked to contact Linn at or call 613-723-1744 ext. 3607. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peer promotion of cancer screening is one of the best ways to promote uptake of cancer screening,â&#x20AC;? said Linn. The program also launched two new websites, cancer. ca/getscreened and a Facebook page, LGBTQgetscreened.


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Marie Robertson, Centretown resident and community developer for the Ottawa Senior Pride Network, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1979. Now a cancer survivor, Robertson is working with the Canadian Cancer Society to help spread awareness of its new program, Screening Saves Lives, which is reaching out to Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LGBTQ community.

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News - Walking into Vernon’s newest sacred space, members bustle around the lobby making last-minute preparations for the day’s service. Friends and visitors are welcomed with a bow as the congregation begins to fill the spacious sanctuary. Inside, colourful banners adorn the walls, and several ornate, golden statues of the Buddha are stationed at the front of the room behind a long, yellow table. Fruit arrangements are set out at regular intervals across the altar, and the smell of incense wafts among the gathering crowd. The Ottawa Amitabha Buddhist Society officially opened its permanent temple at the corner of Bank and Lawrence Streets in Vernon on Saturday, Aug. 24 and welcomed community members to celebrate their 10th anniversary with them on Sunday, Aug. 25. The group is grateful to be part of the community, said member Annie Tam, and wants to get to know its neighbours. “We’re trying to attract the neighbours to come and see us,” Tam said. “We welcome them to come.” The congregation began renovating Vernon’s old general store several months ago after a member purchased the building and gave it to the association to use for their regular services. “We took this opportunity to renovate this place so we can have a permanent place,” Tam said. The group used to hold its weekly services at the Bronson Centre downtown Ottawa.

The temple’s renovations are still ongoing; as of Aug. 25 only the sanctuary was ready for visitors. The centre’s kitchen, library and guest rooms for visiting dignitaries are all still under construction. Volunteers have borne the brunt of the labour; every weekend members have driven out to Vernon from across the city to help with the construction. To cut costs, members have scrounged for second-hand materials and donations to help furnish the facility, Tam added. And they have benefitted from the help of their new Vernon neighbours. Gary Briggs, local resident and president of the Osgoode Township Historical Society across the street, offered his assistance from the beginning. “When you see your neighbours working the natural thing is to ask if they need

a hand,” Briggs said. When he caught one of the monks digging at the back step, he brought his tractor over to help with the job. He and several other community members also gave the group advice on fixing their well and septic system. “He was such a gentleman,” Tam said. “The local people are so nice; they are so helpful.” Briggs was one of a handful of locals who showed up to Sunday’s ceremony, which was led by the association’s president Master Falong who travelled from China to help dedicate the new temple. The anniversary service began with an enthusiastic rendition of O Canada. Briggs said the entire lecture was then translated from Mandarin into English for the few non-Buddhist visitors sitting in the front row. “It was just a really, really nice thing to do for the whole community,” he said. “I hope the community understands what an opportunity this is for some cross-cultural exchange.” Briggs acknowledged that

when he first heard of the coming temple several months ago, he was surprised – something he addressed in a brief speech during the ceremony. Most of his neighbours were surprised as well, but Briggs said the community should be pleased to have new people around. Diversity aside, an organization like this will simply bring new business to town, he said. “We don’t have a lot of people moving here to the community,” he said. “They’re bringing business for plumbers and people like that.” Briggs added that the congregation is just like any other church or religious group in the area. “Their philosophy is about peace and getting along and helping others,” he said. “I hope they’ll be accepted like any neighbour or business in the community. That’s going to be a hub of the community.” Tam said the temple’s weekend services are open to everyone, and she hopes to plan some larger activities for the congregation and guests in the future.


Buddhist Master Falong travelled from China to celebrate the opening of the Ottawa Amitabha Buddhist Society’s permanent temple in the village of Vernon on Sunday, Aug. 25.

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cers, putting them at greater risk of dying from cancer,” said Susan Flynn, manager of Screening Saves Lives. “Ottawa has such a vibrant LGBTQ community which is why we’re at Capital Pride this week to provide information and encourage LGBTQ individuals to talk to their doctor about getting screened.” According to the Canadian Cancer Society: * Bisexual women are significantly less likely to get a mammogram. The Canadian Community Health Survey found that only 49 per cent of bisexual women ages 50 to 59 have had a mammogram in the past two years compared to 71 per cent of heterosexual women. * The LGBTQ population in Canada faces significant barriers to achieving health because their health needs are poorly understood and because health-care institutions may not be inclusive or welcoming to them. * LGBTQ communities experience multiple risk factors for developing cancer, such as higher smoking rates, being less likely to have a family doctor and stress from discrimination. * Cancer screening can save lives. For example, colon cancer is 90 per cent curable if caught early. Anyone interesting in volunteering or learning more is asked to contact Linn at or call 613-723-1744 ext. 3607. The program also launched two new websites, and a Facebook page, facebook. com/LGBTQgetscreened. Didn’t get your

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News - As students across Orléans went back to school this week, Gisèle-Lalonde high school had students starting to work towards their international baccalaureate diploma for the first time. The program launched the middle years program four years ago, with students starting to make their way through the Grade 7 to 10 program. This is the first year the school will have students in the two-year diploma program for Grades 11 and 12. The program uses a different curriculum, which is much more challenging than usual classes, classroom hours, and workload outside the classroom. If students achieve a certain grade in their courses, they can get university credit. “They are basically university classes,” said Peggy Clavette, the school’s vice-principal. “(Graduates) usually have a better chance of getting into a very good university and they are also really well prepared for the 21st century.”

The Grade 7 to 10 program the French school offers is different than the English IB program offered at Colonel By, where students are in a preparatory program for Grade 9 and 10, but not the IB middle years program. Clavette said the program is more structured because fewer subjects are offered than students who are in the regular classes. Students at GisèleLalonde have the option to either take the IB program, or the regular Ontario high school curriculum, which is called a dual-track option. There is no cost to attend the IB program. Students are able to transfer to Gisèle-Lalonde to take the Grade 11 and 12 program, but most complete both years. They must meet minimum grade point averages and go through an interview process to be accepted, and students in the middle years program must complete their Grade 10 project and have a certain grade average to continue. “It’s an inquiry-based program, so they are taught from a very young age to enquire a lot more,” Clavette said. “That is very important right now in the job market.”

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Ottawa police sergeant receives safety award News - An Ottawa police sergeant was honoured for his efforts to reduce drinking and driving last week. Sgt. John Kiss received the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s 2012 Road Safety Professional Award at Ottawa city hall for his work to educate the public about impaired driving. “Sgt. Kiss has touched people’s lives through his continued public education efforts to reduce drinking and driving in Ottawa,” said Ottawa police Deputy Chief Jill Skinner. “We are proud that his contribution to the safety of our roads has been recognized with the 2012 Road Safety Professional Award.” Kiss has been the alcohol counter measures co-ordinator at Ottawa police since 2010. He has

worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Operation Red Nose and joined the board of the Ottawa chapter of MADD in 2012. In December 2012, he worked with BOOM 99.7 to show the dangers of moderate drinking, typical of festive office parties. Kiss also collaborated with MADD and the Ottawa Insurance Brokers Association to co-ordinate RIDE and Mega-RIDE programs involving several national capital police agencies. In December 2012, OPP, RCMP, the Ottawa Police Service and Military Police jointly deployed every Thursday evening and OIBA distributed gifts to sober motorists. Kiss was one of 13 people recognized for their commitment to road safety.


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Curling club looks to sweep in the reno cash Chili cook-off, Oktoberfest and yard sale planned for September Emma Jackson

News –The Manotick Curling Centre is rocking out this September to sweep in a bit of cash for renovations. The three-sheet facility on South River Drive was built in 1965, and is in dire need of upgrades. This summer members were able to replace the facility’s leaking roof with help from the Ottawa Valley Curling Association, and a new sign at the corner of South River and Van Vliet Drive is under construction thanks to a grant from the city’s Rural Affairs office. But more needs to be done, and the club’s Renovations and Infrastructure Strategy for Enhancing Structure (RAISE) committee is hoping to raise a little cash at several events this fall. “September is our big kicker before the season starts,” said Roz Kee, a member of the renovations committee. Priority projects for 2013 and 2014 include installing new siding and insulation around the outside of the building, replacing the septic system and renovating the floors and

kitchen. Working through 2014 and into 2015, the club wants to make the centre more accessible, particularly the entrance which is surrounded by sets of stairs. The September festivities will heat up with a chili cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 7. Beginning at 5 p.m. families can judge the winning chili for themselves while enjoying live band Informed Consent. Tickets are $10 at Manotick Office Pro. The following Saturday, Sept. 14 the Manotick Lions will fill the facility with the sights, sounds and smells of all things German with their annual Oktoberfest. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a classic German dinner, wine made in the German style and a 20-piece German band will keep the curling club rocking into the wee hours. Turtle Island, one of the newest breweries in Ottawa, and Broadhead Brewing Company will serve their locally crafted beer and the Oktoberfest sausages will come from a local butcher, said organizer Kris Schulz. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for kids aged 7 to 18. Kids six and under are free. The ticket price

includes the meal and one drink. Schulz said at least 25 per cent of the evening’s proceeds will go to the curling club’s infrastructure fund. Kee said the facility also plans to host a community garage sale on Sept. 21. She said she hopes to raise about $1,000 from each of these events, which would complement the grant applications they have been sending out to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ottawa Valley Curling Association and others. She said she hopes the community comes out to the events to support the facility that not only encourages the sport of curling, but also serves as a hub for charitable, private and community events. “We’re part of the fabric of the community, we’re just not on the main street,” Kee said. Kee said these upgrades – particularly the improved insulation – will make the centre a more attractive venue for community events in the summer, because it will no longer feel like a hot, humid garage. She said the winter months will benefit too, because the old insulation was not meant to protect against the extreme temperature swings like


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Glass flowers add touch of whimsy to Discovery Tour Emma Jackson

Arts - Bill and Marg Young’s sprawling property is bursting with colourful flowers of all kinds – and now they’ve added some of the glass variety. The semi-retired couple are avid gardeners, and last fall Marg began to experiment with old plates, bowls and other vintage dishes to create large, glass flowers and add an element of whimsy to their gardens. The pair began to scour second-hand stores like the Real Deal in Smiths Falls and the House of Lazarus in South Mountain for unique pieces that could be turned into the cheerfully oversized flowers Marg envisioned. With a vast stockpile of colourful china, serving dishes, bowls, votives and tea cups in their dining room, Bill now uses a carbide or diamond drill to bore holes through the glass pieces, which Marg then arranges into her colourful creations. A spoon is bolted behind the collection to allow for secure hanging inside hollow metal poles outside. “They’re whimsical and fun,” Marg said. “It’s a great way to recycle.” She will join several other artists at stop number seven on the 17th annual Discovery Tour through the North Gower and Kars area on Sept. 14 and 15. Every year, the tour brings together more than 30 local artists at 13 stops across North Gower, Manotick and Kars. The two-day event attracts hundreds of people from the Ottawa region looking for quality art and a scenic drive in the country. This is the Young family’s first time in the


Bill and Marg Young use their property near Beckett’s Landing to create whimsical garden flowers out of recycled and vintage glass. adjudicated tour. “I was lucky to be accepted,” Marg said. “It’s great to let people know about the artists in this area, that you don’t have to go to the big city to find unique art.”Marg said her inspiration came from a craft her sister-in-law found in Florida. When she realized how many glass dishes and china were being discarded, stored away in boxes or sent to thrift shops in this re-

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“It’s all about reinventing the wheel,” she said. “It’s whimsical stuff.” The Youngs will be in good company on the tour; painters, sculptors, potters and jewelry makers are all participating, as well as a few hobby farms, garden centres and even a gnome forest at the home of Herman Ruhland. For more information about the tour visit

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Youth centre idea growing fast in Manotick Emma Jackson

News – Unless you’re into organized sports, have regular access to a car or can afford a week away at camp, there’s not a lot for a young Manotick teen to do around town. Particularly for those who can’t yet drive or get a job – the kids aged 12 to 15 – the lack of recreational options in the village can lead to boredom, mischief and, sometimes, mental health problems. That’s according to resident Janice Domaratzi, a mother of three teens who has been working with the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode community resource centre for the better part of a year to identify youth resource gaps in the village. Facilities to help kids dealing with mental health issues, problems at home or other crises are basically non-existent in Manotick outside the school system, she said, and recreational options are limited. That’s why she and a handful of other parents and community leaders are pushing to build a permanent youth centre in Manotick

where kids can be social while accessing the resources they need for other parts of their lives. “(Currently) there’s nothing that can be personalized, a space they know they can drop by and look at a board and see what’s going on,” Domaratzki said. She said that unless parents agree to host parties and activities in their own homes, many teens spend their weekends alone, wandering the streets or experimenting with drugs and alcohol. The issue exploded into the public eye last August when 17-yearold Manotick teen Tyler Campbell died of a fentanyl overdose. The prescription painkiller comes in the form of a patch, and had become a popular experimental drug in the village among some teens. But the highly addictive nature of the drug left those youth immediately hooked – and looking for their next fix. Leading up to the summer of 2012, break-ins spiked in the winter and spring according to community police officer Const. Arun Daniels. After Campbell’s death in August, concerned parents, politicians and community members met several times throughout the fall to discuss







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the issue, sparking a conversation about the need for more youth programming. The crisis spurred Domaratzki into action. “It shouldn’t have to be like that,” she said. “I know some of those kids in person. I know what (fentanyl) has done to their families.” A PLACE TO GATHER

With the help of the resource centre, the Manotick Youth Centre Committee has been created with input from local parents, community groups and youth leaders, with Domaratzki taking the lead. The group recently conducted a survey of all vacant city-owned land in the area that could be suitable for a permanent youth space, similar to the Osgoode Youth Association in the neighbouring village. One chunk of land – a half-acre of vacant land near the tennis courts behind the arena – seemed to fit the bill. “Ideally that is the piece of land we found that was owned by the city, that was available, that was in a good location if the youth want to walk to the Mews, get a slice of pizza, or if they have a part-time job,” Domaratzki said. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt said that particular plot may be problematic, as it sits in the path of one of two arena expansion options for a second ice pad in the future. But he said another patch of city-owned grass north of the outdoor rink could be more feasible. “There used to be a little building there so maybe that’s something that can be looked at as a space,” Moffatt said. “It would be a convenient location.” The problem, as always, is securing money and man-power to maintain such a project. Moffatt has already made it clear that any initiatives of this kind must be driven by the community, because the city can’t afford to take on the burden. “I will do whatever I can to support an initiative but it really has to be community led,” he said. “If you have no kids interested you’re throwing money at a brick wall.” Likewise, Domaratzki said her biggest fear is that the initial groundswell of support – a number of parents have already offered to volunteer – might not be sustained in the long run.

“There’s the challenge that once you build something you have to fundraise the rest of your life,” she said. “That’s daunting just to think about.” Moffatt said getting the youth involved in the fundraising and planning is a major part of securing the centre’s long-term success. The resource centre has already been recruiting youth to help plan monthly events at temporary meeting places like the legion and the arena hall. So far two youth events this summer have attracted a few dozen kids out for an evening of casual entertainment, and NROCRC community outreach worker Courtney Flynn said the monthly events will continue into the fall and winter. She hopes to make it weekly if several grants are approved. St. Mark Catholic High School student Josh Luckett, 13, is one of several teens who signed up to help plan events with Flynn’s Manotick Youth Leadership Club. While he said he hasn’t seen any drug or alcohol use among his peers, the boredom for a teen in Manotick can be all encompassing. “We don’t really end up doing anything,” he said. “Sometimes we go to a movie but that’s about it.” He said a permanent youth centre would be a welcome addition for youth to have a place they can just be themselves. And having access to resources like mental health counsellors is key, he said. “As much as the school says we’re able to talk to the guidance counsellors without getting in trouble … you have to skip out on class which is never good,” Luckett said. “So someone we can come to on weekends would be great because it’s on our time and we’re not getting in the way of our education.” On Tuesday, Sept. 24 the youth centre committee will host a community meeting at the Manotick library beginning at 7 p.m. to inform parents about their plans and to recruit volunteers who can help in any way – big or small. “We don’t want two people doing 20 hours a week,” Domaratzki said. “We need more boots on the ground than that.” For more information contact Domaratzki at

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News - While one class has ended, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the beginning for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth in Policing Initiative program. What started as a summer program with seven students in 2007 has now ballooned to three, two-month sessions each year that allows high school students to get a behind-thescenes look at how policing works. The last class, which graduated Aug. 23 during a ceremony at Ben Franklin Place, got an inside peek at the forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fraud, canine and identification units. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of them got to go to retailers and show them how to identify a counterfeit bill,â&#x20AC;? said Tom Patrick co-ordinator of the program for the Ottawa police. Patrick said the Ottawa program is based on one in Toronto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Toronto you have to be from a certain postal code,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here we try to take a mix of high achievers, those from low-income neighbourhoods â&#x20AC;Ś all walks of life.â&#x20AC;? High school students aged 15 to 18 can apply to be part of the program. Patrick said a recommendation from a teacher or a police officer goes a long way towards a successful application. Mayor Jim Watson, who attended the recent graduation ceremony, congratulated the students who participated in the program, saying they beat out 300 of their peers to get a coveted YIPI spot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your parents should be proud of the contribution you make to the community,â&#x20AC;? Watson

said. Patrick said the course began in early July with a campout and trip to Camp Smitty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an outdoor summer camp near Eganville, Ont. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We found team building to be a very important piece,â&#x20AC;? Patrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once the work starts they tend to be spread out across the various departments of the Ottawa police, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better if they get to know each other and make those friendships right at the beginning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a chance for them to get to know police officers in a formal setting.â&#x20AC;? Aside from the behind-the-scenes look at what police officers do, the students got their CPR and health and safety certifications, as well as SafeTalk suicide prevention training. Maniza Khan, who served as one of the class valedictorianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s said she enjoyed her time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I truly value the Ottawa Police Service,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of Canadians view police officers as a friend in need. Now we really know the responsibilities that fall on your shoulders.â&#x20AC;? Khan said during training she expected to be told where she fell short, but instead her strengths were celebrated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all welcomed with open arms,â&#x20AC;? she said. Jeremy Mukuna said when he was first accepted into the program, he was happy about the honorarium all students received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it ended up the experience I got out of it was way more valuable than money,â&#x20AC;? he said. The next intake of the program starts in October. Interested applicants must apply before Sept. 6. For more information, email


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Arts - A six-piece Ottawa band is following the Yellow Brick Road to fame. The Captain Fantastic band is heading to Centrepointe Theatre’s studio stage on Oct. 19. Frontman Donnie Leafloor has been mimicking the Rocket Man for nearly two decades. He started his career at with a steady gig at the Marshy’s bar at the Canadian Tire Centre. “The Marshy’s closed and it presented me with an opportunity,” Leafloor said. “I have always been a huge Elton John fan and the highest honour is a tribute band.” Armed with a dream, Leafloor said he met with Pat Robillard – who now serves as backup vocalist and guitarist for the band – with the idea. “He loved it, and it just kind of ballooned from there,” Leafloor said. The rest of the musicians, Michel André Farmer on percussion, Campbell Douglas on keyboard, Denis St-Amour on bass and mandolin and Jack Pelletier, who plays assorted electric guitars, were all handpicked by Leafloor. “There’s an amazing amount of talent,” he

said. The sextet prefers to play at soft-seated theatres. Leafloor said the typical crowd can include up to 500 fans. “I think our favourite venue would be the NAC,” Leafloor said, adding the October show at Centrepointe will be the group’s first time performing in the new studio theatre. The band typically takes a break from performing during the summer, but Leafloor says they get back into the swing of things with festivals and fairs in the fall. Before they play Centrepointe, the Captain Fantastic Band is set to play a festival in Stirling, Ont. And while the set lists are pretty tight, Leafloor said he likes to have fun on stage. “I play the bigger hits for the audience but I also play some of the more obscure ones for me,” he said. “In our show, you never know what’s going to happen. We try and keep it light. Even though I might be playing the same song for the 200th time I don’t feel it.” A typical set list takes the audience through the early Tin Pan Alley days to Elton John’s most recent hits. Tickets for the show are available for $27.50 at


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The three-phase, $8.4-million reconstruction project on Meadowlands Drive has caused headaches for area residents as commuters speed along detours. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli spent some time along the detour on Sept. 3 with his staff reminding drivers to slow down for school children. tre line of the roadway as a method to get drivers to reduce their speed. A dozens streets in the city, including Woodfield Drive in Nepean, were selected. While Egli said the pilot has proven to be successful in calming traffic so far, the area surrounding Meadowlands isn’t eligible as a test sight because the areas chosen were

close to schools and parks. Egli said he had been in communication with the area community associations to remind people to slow down for school children. “We have also sent out information to residents through Winston Churchill Public School and others,” he said.

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VOLUNTEERING AT CASO Volunteering at CASO may be a means of exploring new challenges or discovering new career options. You may be looking to develop interpersonal skills or gain selfconfidence. Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people and through their experiences and your own, you may gain a better understanding of the people and organizations in our community. That being said, to many, the greatest satisfaction in volunteering at CASO, is knowing they have made a difference in the life of a child or youth. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES With back-to-school season upon us, CASO has several opportunities available: VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Volunteer drivers transport children and youth to and from Society programs and other appointments while providing a safe and non-judgmental environment. Drivers may choose regular weekly assignments, occasional or weekend assignments. The Society will lend infant and toddler car seats and reimburse mileage. PRE-SCHOOL VOLUNTEER Volunteers assist staff with children from 3 months to 5 years of age. These year-round programs operate Monday to Friday and volunteers may be required to work with a group or on a one-to-one basis.


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News - Reconstruction work along Meadowlands Drive has caused some traffic headaches for area residents. That’s why Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli and some of his staff planned to camp out along Tiverton Drive on the first day of school to warn motorists to slow down. The three-phase, $8.4 million reconstruction project, which replaced watermains, valves, hydrants, sewermains and service connections, started in 2011 and is slated for completion in late November. Some minor clean-up work will remain for beginning of the 2014 construction season. “We have had some complaints from residents about speeding, so we wanted to be visible on the first day of school,” Egli said. “It’s just human nature. We made a detour and they want to get where they are going. So drivers are going a little too fast.” Egli said Ottawa police have increased their presence in the area to deter the speeding, and one resident volunteered his lawn for a speed sign, but the problem persists. “We have put up some more signs saying there’s zero tolerance for speeding,” Egli said. “But the first day of school, there’s going to be even more traffic and kids on their way for the first time, so we hope to serve as a reminder.” Const. Mark Nethercott, a community police officer for the Parkwood Hills area, said Carleton Heights Public School students moving to the former Parkwood Hills Public School during the renovations will mean more kids biking, walking or busing in the area. “The increased number of kids, coupled with the construction, means drivers need to be vigilant,” he said. Nethercott added police have stepped up traffic enforcement in the area surrounding Meadowlands area over the summer due to complaints from residents. “One of the bigger problems is volume,” he said. “There are a lot more drivers going through the surrounding neighbourhoods than residents are used to and there’s the perception of speeding.” Nethercott said police would join Egli’s office on Sept. 3 in attempt to remind road users to stay safe. The police also sent out an advisory in advance of the first day of school, reminding drivers to plan their routes to avoid construction areas if at all possible and to obey signage and slow down. Westbound traffic along Meadowlands Drive is closed between Inverness Avenue and Tiverton Drive. Eastbound traffic on Tiverton Drive between Kilmory Street and Bowmoor Avenue is also diverted. Egli said electronic signs with radar that show the driver’s speed were also set up along the detour route this summer as a deterrent. The city is currently running a $10,000 pilot project that uses small speed limit signs drilled into the cen-


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail:

Sept. 5. Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary meeting 1:30 p.m., 245 West Hunt Club Road. 613823-6770. New members are welcome. The Auxiliary raises money to help the animals at the Ottawa Humane shelter.

Sept. 7. Prepare yourself to take advantage of the fall hiking season. Full-day course for new hikers and those interested in tips to make hiking safe and enjoyable at the Nepean Sportsplex. Cost: $75 (includes membership in the Rideau Trail Association through March 2015). To register or for information: www.rideautrail. org or call 613-860-2225.

Sept. 15. Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour, 2 p.m., meet at Patterson Creek Pavilion, near Linden Terrace and Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Cost: $10 ($5 for Heritage Ottawa Members).A little over a century ago, the Ottawa Improvement Commission set out to beautify Ottawa to make it look more like a capital city. In keeping with the ideals of Frederick Law Olmsted, whose model for architectural and landscape design worked wonders in Washington D.C., the OIC built landscaped scenic driveways along the Rideau Canal and other prominent Ottawa roads. The Clemow Avenue Driveway (1903) was designed as a wide boulevard, with rows of trees and large houses set well back from the street. It extended west from the Queen Elizabeth Driveway near the Canal to Bronson Avenue and Dow’s Lake. Guide: Andrew Elliott, writer, archivist and architectural his-

torian. Info: or call 613-230-8841.

Sept. 10 and 17 Meri Squares Modern Square Dance Club invites new square dancers to two free evenings of dancing, fun and friendship 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 470 Roosevelt Avenue, Ottawa. Singles and couples are welcome. See website www. or call Harold Hedley at 613731-6538 for details.

Sept. 16-Oct. 21 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. (Closed October 14.) / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0-18 mois. (Fermée le 14 octobre.

Sept. 28 The Ottawa Board of Education Reunion 2013 will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. p.m. at Algonquin College, Building D, Salons A and B. Please see for more details and ticket info. Parking is in lots 8 & 9, which are fully accessible.

Sept. 28 Parkdale United Church’s Spring Rummage Sale will take place at 429 Parkdale Ave at Gladstone from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information please call the church at 613-7288656,

Oct. 1 Spectacular Fashion Show at Shepherd’s Train



Yards’ location on October 1, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to support the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa. St. Patrick’s Home is a charitable long-term care home with a legacy of over 148 years of providing excellent medical and personal care to 202 residents. The new St. Pat’s Home scheduled to open its doors in November 2013, will accommodate 288 Residents in a state-of-the-art facility. The monies raised through the sale of the $45.00 Fashion Show ticket, as well as 10 per cent off all Shepherd’s merchandise purchased that evening will be donated to St. Patrick’s Home Foundation. We invite you to shop at Shepherd’s (145 Trainyards’ Drive, Unit 4) in support of enhancing the everyday lives of the 288 residents.

Oct. 5 New Ottawa Doll Show, Ernst and Young Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: cash donation to the Ottawa Food Bank (minimum $2). Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time. Anne Taller (613) 592-2720.

Ongoing Every Tuesday Come and just listen and dance to the Hog’s Back Fiddlers performing their old tyme fiddle music at the beautiful Ottawa Hogs Back Falls kiosk every Tuesday evening 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. throughout August. Registration is now underway for Journeymen Football, a community non-tackle football league in Riverside South that runs from May until the end of July. Most games are Sunday afternoons. Minimum age is 15. Join the Journeymen today, register at 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.



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The club is easily accessible by OC Transpo Route 144 and it offers free parking. For more information call 613-821-0414. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. Old Time Fiddle and Country Dance. First Friday of every month. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. $5/person at the door or yearly memberships available. No charge for participating musicians and singers. Join us for a good time. In Harmony, a woman’s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 613-722-0066. Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come to The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a free women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a fiveminute inspirational fit tip. Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-238-8182.

Mondays Improve your Spanish speaking skills with Los Amigos Toastmasters. The group meets at Tunney’s Pasture every Monday from 4:55 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Carole at 613-761-6537 or email lucani@ Conversational Spanish classes meet at the Civic Hospital, Main Building, Main Floor, Room, Room 3, at the back of the cafeteria “Tulip Café”, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit

Friday afternoons Senior bowlers required for Friday afternoons, VIP Bowling League, Walkley Bowling Centre. The objective of the VIP SENIORS’ MIXED 5 PIN BOWLING LEAGUE is to encourage senior citizens, age 55 plus to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise, requires no special athletic ability and to foster fellowship, goodwill and an opportunity to make new friends. Members range in age from 55 to plus 90. There is no registration fee and the weekly bowling fee is $13. The league is a fun, social, non competitive league, experience not required. Bowling takes place Friday afternoons, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 1 to mid May at the Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Road. Participants are placed on mixed four person teams. To register, phone Roy or Jean, 613-731-6526 or e-mail

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