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News - Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli announced on Nov. 13 at an Ottawa press conference that Ontarians will get to have their say on the proposed Energy East Pipeline. TransCanada announced the pipeline project in August. If approved, Energy East would transport more than one million barrels of Alberta oil through Ontario to Canada’s east coast. The project needs to be approved by the National Energy Board (NEB) to go ahead. If it gets the NEB’s approval, about 2,000 kilometres of pipeline would be built in Ontario, including underneath the Rideau River. See CONCERN, page 3

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Keep the tip A St. Francis Xavier player scores against St. Mark in boys high school hockey at the Manotick arena on Nov. 14. St. FX crushed St. Mark’s bid for a perfect season, winning 5-4.

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Community - Russ Salo wants everyone to have a Merry Christmas. Not a happy holidays, not a seasons greetings – a Merry Christmas. The Alta Vista resident sees no harm in wishing people a merry Christmas, which is why he has launched a campaign aimed at bringing back the phrase. “It gets eroded, sanitized, and watered down,” he said.

“I really wanted to try and make a change because it means a lot to me.” Salo and a group of volunteers launched their online campaign, and have since received support from residents across the region. While not a religious organization, the group is hearing and working with people from different religious backgrounds, and have gained support from notable community leaders such as Rabbi Reuven Bulka, and the congregation of Machzikei Hadas, a modern Orthodox synagogue.

The idea to start the campaign was inspired by the changes to a longstanding tradition Salo saw happening at his children’s school. About five years ago, an annual Christmas concert was turned into a “winter celebration”, he said, in an attempt to diversify it. Gone were most of the Christmas classics, and in their place were non-Christmas themed songs such as “What a Wonderful World”. “It’s a lovely song, but has no relation to Christmas whatsoever,” he said. “I think it’s just sad. Those are songs we grew up listening to, and

ones that our children listen to. Now they have just one or two Christmas songs, like We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. They’re trying to make it into a more generic event.” Part of the campaign includes interviewing different community leaders to get a sense on where they stand on the use of the phrase, and inviting them to voice their opinions in a video message, which is then posted the Bring Back Merry Christmas website. The team is also trying to get the public school on board. See MESSAGE, page 2

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In conversation with the school board’s associate director of education Walter Piovesan, Salo was told the main reason behind the change in concerts is to appease everyone in the greater community. The campaign also seeks to reach out to the city’s retail and business community and encourages them to wish customers a merry Christmas. “What kind of different shopping season experience might we affect when store employees are no longer mandated to use the phrase ‘happy holidays’?” asked Salo. Since his campaign launch earlier this fall, Salo has handed out more than 2,000 business cards to people. “Every time I go to my dry cleaners, she is always asking for more to hand out,” he said. This can only mean the group’s message is getting across.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to have said that this is an exceptional idea, they’re noticing the silliness towards the sanitizing of the phrase,” he said. “We are reaching a small population, but it’s growing organically.” SPEAK UP

Ultimately, Salo would like to see those who are in support of the greeting “Merry Christmas” to speak up and raise their voices. “They need to speak up about what’s being protected,” he said. “I call it silliness on purpose, because that’s what it is – it’s silliness. People are being silly.” It’s all about preserving the history and magic behind Christmas, Salo said, and keeping it alive. For more information, or to learn how to get involved, please visit Salo’s website at www.bring-backmerry-christmas.com.

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Environmental activist group Ecology Ottawa applauded Chiarelli’s plan to incorporate community concerns, including those of First Nations communities, in a report that will go to the Ontario Energy Board. The OEB will then submit a report to the NEB. No date has been set for when the consultation process will begin, but Chiarelli hinted it will be in the coming months. “We want this engagement with the Ontario Energy Board to inform our intervention,” said Chiarelli. “So how much control do we have? It will have to be public suasion; it will be bringing evidence to the table as intervener. “We believe the strength of our argument will be very persuasive, especially given the nature of the consultations that we’ll be bringing to the table.”

tation, already very few people knew about it. They didn’t really advertise them widely. I think that definitely needs to change.” He said he is concerned about the pipeline’s impact on the Rideau River, farming communities along the proposed layout of the pipeline, and its effects on aqueducts in the event of an oil spill. Metro

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News - An open and transparent public discussion is needed on the proposed Energy East pipeline, said John Fraser. The Ottawa South MPP said he’s concerned about the public’s safety and the environmental implications, especially near the Rideau Canal. “It’s a big issue,� said Fraser. “We need to have that open public consultation process surrounding it. It is a public safety issue, especially

when they talk about converting the pipeline.� On Nov. 13, the Ontario government asked the Ontario Energy Board to schedule public consultations and prepare a report on the proposed Energy East Pipeline, a TransCanada project. The process will provide an opportunity for the province’s stakeholders, including residents, to share their views. The proposed pipeline would convert the existing natural gas pipeline to an oil transportation pipeline. The 4,500-kilometre pipe-

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Up close and personal Ottawa-born folk singer Valdy played an intimate acoustic set at a fundraiser for Karen refugees in Manotick on Nov. 18. The folk singer recalled his days in Ottawa before bringing to life songs inspired by people and places. Nearly 300 people enjoyed the performance, which took place at St. James Anglican Church. The concert was part of an ongoing fundraiser to sponsor a Karen refugee family from Myanmar (formerly Burma). After the concert, fans got a chance to chat with the Canadian legend himself. The Manotick Karen Refugee Sponsorship Program is led by St. James volunteers with help from several other churches and community groups in the village. The committee has raised nearly $18,000 already to bring the refugee family to Canada.

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa police are asking area residents to be vigilant after a series of robberies in South Ottawa. Since Oct. 31, at least eight robberies have taken place in different

locations and at select times in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s south end. In five of the eight robberies a handgun was produced, said police. In three of the robberies, female victims were targeted. According to the police, the suspects have stolen cellphones and

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â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m.: Cahill Drive/Albion Road, a female was robbed of her bag by a male who was with five to then other males who lingered in the area. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 31 at 8:40 p.m.: Margrave Avenue/Zaidan Drive, a male victim and two friends walked by a group of males and as they passed two of the males approached. One of the suspects took out a handgun as the second searched the victim. A cellphone and candy were taken. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 31 at 10:30 p.m.,: 100 block of Celtic Court, a male was circled by a group of males and a demand was made for the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone. The victim was able to run but was caught, assaulted, and had his cellphone taken. â&#x20AC;˘ Oct. 31 at 11:40 p.m.,: Uplands Drive/Hunt Club Road, two female victims were waiting for a bus when three males approached. A handgun was produced by one male and a demand was made for purses and cellphones. â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 2 at 5:45 a.m., Bridle Path Road/Crosscut Terrace: three males were approached by three to four male suspects. One suspect showed a handgun and a demand was made for cellphones, which were then taken. â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 3 at 7:45 p.m.: a 23 year old male was approached on a footpath near the Lorry Greenberg Community Centre by three suspects. One suspect restrained the victim as the second searched him. A third suspect brandished a knife. The cellphone was demanded but nothing was taken. â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 3 at 1:55 a.m. Flannery Drive/Springland Drive: a lone male victim approached by a lone male who produced handgun and demanded the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cellphone. A second male accompanied the suspect in the area. The cellphone was taken. â&#x20AC;˘ Nov. 13 at 7:45 p.m.: Uplands Drive/Hunt Club Road, a female victim waiting at a bus stop when approached by a lone male who produced a handgun. The cellphone and

purse were taken. There were no injuries stemming from any of these incidents. Police said descriptions of the suspects are very limited and have varied, but suspects are generally described as being black males ranging in age from 16 to 22 years old. In the Oct. 31 incident at Uplands Drive/Hunt Club Road, one suspect was described as being a Caucasian male. In the first Oct. 31 incident, the male was seen to be wearing two large diamond stud earrings. The Ottawa police robbery unit is seeking the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Anyone with information is asked to call the policeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robbery Unit at 613-2361222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. SAFETY TIPS

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– St. Matthew player Elizabeth Peters tries to get past St. Francis Xavier High School player Nicole Istead during the final quarter of the senior girls A/AA championship basketball game. St. Francis Xavier lost the game 60 to 45 on Nov. 13 at De La Salle high school.

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your feet and address your individual needs. At BioPed, certified Pedorthists take the time to discover the individual needs of each patient. They conduct a gait assessment to identify any physical issues that are causing pain and discomfort and discuss lifestyle goals, concerns and medical conditions. A cast is then made of the patient’s foot and custom

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EDITORIAL

Equality canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be compromised

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ity council will soon begin discussions about a new layer of red tape designed to single out students and their landlords. The move is an attempt to create a second class of people in our city: renters. Coun. Rick Chiarelli plans to propose the regulation of rental properties, but only near Algonquin College. Landlords would need licences, and those licences would be in jeopardy if the renters bother the neighbours. Our youth, it seems, should be neither seen nor heard. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case of picking on the voters a councillor may feel they can ignore as they placate homeowners who may be bothered by noise or mess at a nearby rental property. Never mind that the city has noise and property standards bylaws already in place; better to cater to those who cast ballots in greater numbers. The proposed regulation also presumes homeowners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make noise or a mess. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no hint that homeowners might need regulating in Chiarelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. Adding the red tape of a licensing system for landlords near Algonquin could result in good, neighbourly students being booted out if landlords

decide one young person is one too many. Why take chances? If the process in onerous enough we may also see some landlords throw their hands up and walk away, selling off properties for non-residential uses. Would homeowners near the college prefer a drivethrough fast food outlet or gas station next door or across the street instead of rental homes? It should be obvious anyone to anyone buying a home near Algonquin College that students may also want to live in the neighbourhood. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students and those seeking an education in the future shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay the price for a homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lack of due diligence. Push out the students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from neighbourhoods within walking distance of the college â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and maybe we can instead look forward to having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;student ghettoâ&#x20AC;? elsewhere in our city where there are fewer complaints (or ones the bylaw department can ignore) instead of young renters spread evenly amongst us. The Chiarelli plan probably sounds like music to the ears of some homeowners, but it also says owners have more rights than renters. This person is more important than that person. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both divisive and small-minded.

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ith increasing frequency, you get reminders of how time has changed. Take this week, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The first reminder of how much time has changed is the fact that anyone under the age of, say, 55 has no recollection at all of the event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an event that older people, and not just Americans, count as one of the most important memories of their lives. For those who are old enough, the Kennedy assassination is one of those where-were-you moments. Some of the others might be, for Canadians, the October Crisis of 1970, another event that many are too young to remember, and 9/11, which is still way too close. Those of us who were around at the time John Kennedy was shot remember being glued to our TV sets all weekend. The assassination happened early Friday afternoon and TV coverage was around the clock. Unlike today, we were dependent on television and, to a lesser extent, the newspapers, for the latest developments. Today information would be flying around on the Internet every minute. Not all of that information would be accurate, mind you. Those were the days of afternoon newspa-

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town pers and the Citizen was able to run the story Kennedy shot to death down the right side of its front page that same afternoon, alongside stories about a byelection setback for the U.K. government of Sir Alec Douglas-Home and confusing signage at the corner of Elgin and Laurier. Later, an extra edition would fill in more details. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another way times have changed: afternoon newspapers. You could do a lot with afternoon deadlines â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get the west coast hockey results into the paper, as well as the overnight reviews of concerts, the morning developments at city council and, when necessary, an assassination. You can see how they are missed. On Sept. 11, 2001, newspapers put out extra editions in the afternoon to tell readers about the horrific

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events at the World Trade Center in New York, and as recently as this month, a Toronto newspaper, The Sun, put at an extra to recount the latest developments in the Rob Ford saga. On such occasions, newspapers remember how important they are to people and go to extra lengths to put the information out. But by now, most readers are accustomed to going on line, often on newspaper websites. Times have changed. It would be nice if afternoon newspapers were around to record them. What we in the newspaper biz were told back in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s was that people were demanding a newspaper on their kitchen table in the morning. What we were also told, perhaps more significantly, was that advertisers wanted their ads on those kitchen tables all day, instead of just from late afternoon on. So all of the major papers in the country, and on the continent, went morning. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intriguing to speculate about what might have happened if they hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done so. With those early deadlines, often before midnight, the newspapers could get to the breakfast table easily, but there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as much in them. Readers had to go elsewhere to find out who won some baseball and hockey games from the previous night. If they saw reviews of concerts, the reviews were written

about the first half. If there was a political development, a crime or an accident in the morning, they would read about it the next morning. That helped radio news and television news and, when it came along, that helped the Internet. The daily newspaper was becoming less of a factor in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily lives and less central to them when a major event occurred. Obviously there are still things a newspaper can do, such as provide exhaustive coverage, in-depth reporting and context. On Nov. 22, 1963, people looked to the daily newspaper for it. Today they look elsewhere.

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Raise the water, all canoes float higher BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse ones.” How can that be? Don’t we all have universal access to healthcare? Yes, writes Picard. But access is not the issue. Poverty, rather, is the underly-

Are we all so concerned about our individual wealth that we can’t see the elephant in the room? ing cause of disease. “Physiologically, the damage done by poverty – absolute and relative,” writes Picard, “is believed to be caused principally by stress, which

can affect brain development, cause heart damage, and can even alter DNA.” There are so many shocking statistics and quotes in Picard’s article that it’s hard to know where to begin to solve the problems. He notes that “the risk of dying of cancer within five years of diagnosis is 47 per cent higher in the low income group than the high income one,” that those in low income groups are less likely to have a family doctor, that “people living in poor neighbourhoods have a 37 per cent greater risk of suffering a heart attack than those in wealthier communities.” He tells us that “children born to low-income parents are twice as likely to end up in special education class and three times as likely to suffer

mental health problems than those in the highest income group.” Further, those in low income groups are more likely to drop out of high school, have a 58 per cent higher infant mortality rate and an 83 per cent higher rate of sudden infant death syndrome. At what point do we – and the governments that represent us – step in to turn this situation around? Are we all so concerned about our individual wealth that we can’t see the elephant in the room? And yet, there is almost nothing on the radar of today’s politicians that seems to address these stark realities. At the federal level, Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to tout his party as the one for Canadian families, and yet he has failed to introduce a national childcare strategy, and failed to implement any deep and meaningful tax benefits for Canadian families. We’ve seen veterans pensions attacked and the old age security age hiked. Let’s face it, social spending is not, primarily, a Conservative value. See POVERTY, page 10

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News - Keeping children healthy is what CHEO does best. The organization launched a 20week program designed on helping parents in the community keep their children healthy and active. The program, called CHEO Healthy Kids, will allow the hospital to share their expertise and information to parents in the community. Whether a coach, teacher, student, community group, advocate, health service provider, volunteer, or concerned citizen, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions affect and contribute to the health of children in the community, say experts from the hospital. CHEO is looking for people to nominate an individual, organization, or program that goes the extra mile to keep children physically active and healthy. EXPERTS

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and how local communities can make a difference â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as encouraging regular physical activity with sports and recreation, and how that directly affects their mental health. The campaign will culminate in an awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations who are helping kids in the Ottawa community. The CHEO Healthy Kids Awards

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At the provincial level, under the Liberals, we have seen cuts to healthcare, including, most recently, a halt to long-term physiotherapy services, a move that has penalized the elderly, the disabled and those on ďŹ xed income. School breakfast programs are the exception rather than the norm. And full-day kindergarten has failed to address the reality that families â&#x20AC;&#x201C; single mothers in particular â&#x20AC;&#x201C; need quality childcare, not shoddy education. At the municipal level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on at the City of Ottawa? It seems bus fares and library user fees increase at every annual budget â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two things that affect lowincome families more than anyone else â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while the police budget is forever increasing. The food bank is taxed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with increasing demand year over year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with people mostly donating only seasonally, and often with food that is lacking on the nutrition level. This is not just an issue for the political left. Poverty, as Picard notes, affects our economy and siphons tax dollars unnecessarily, affecting productivity, and adding costs to â&#x20AC;&#x153;an already overburdened healthcare system.â&#x20AC;? Picard cites one study that suggests if â&#x20AC;&#x153;those in the bottom 20 per cent of income earned as much as those one step higher on the income ladder, the savings to the health system would be $7.6 billion a year.â&#x20AC;? Are you looking for a raise? Or are you looking to raise the level of the water? Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we work together to get everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canoe to ďŹ&#x201A;oat a little bit higher?

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CHEO, which boasts some of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top experts in physical and mental health of children and teens, launched their new program on Nov. 13 on CTV. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be 70,000 more children and youth in our region in 20 years than there are today, so it will be increasingly important to work to prevent illness and injury, rather than treat it after,â&#x20AC;? said Alex Munter, president and chief executive ofďŹ cer of CHEO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The role of the community in keeping children and youth healthy is irreplaceable, which is why CHEO is striving to help connect kids and their families with all the resources they need. We take our role as a leader in childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health seriously, and we want to inspire others to do the

will be co-chaired by Laureen Harper, wife of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prime minister. People may apply directly or be nominated for one of these following award categories: â&#x20AC;˘ Youth for Youth: Initiatives/programs created by youth, for youth â&#x20AC;˘ Community Champion: an individual who went the extra mile for youth â&#x20AC;˘ Community Program Corporate: a non-proďŹ t program or initiative which contributes to the healthy development of children and youth. â&#x20AC;˘ Help for Special Needs Projects: programs or individuals that enrich the lives of children and youth who are developmentally delayed, medically challenged, technologically dependent or who rely on complex or palliative care. â&#x20AC;˘ Connected Care: people working together to accomplish more than any one group â&#x20AC;˘ Health Advocacy and Public Education: an individual or organization who raises awareness for a key issue which impacts the health of children and youth, or inďŹ&#x201A;uences a change in government policy that will positively impact them and their families. Organizations, programs or individuals are encouraged to self-nominate. The deadline for applications is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be honoured on March 26 at the CHEO Healthy Kids awards ceremony. Winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a reward of $500 to be reinvested into their program. For more information, please contact Dennise Albrecht, director of partnerships and advocacy at CHEO, at 613-737-7600, ext. 2220, or Alyssa Nader at 613-737-7600, ext. 3785.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more mature; we have a bit more experience.â&#x20AC;? Both teams are also stellar scorers. As of Nov. 14, St. Francis had scored 42 goals in eight games while only allowing 17. St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defence team only allowed 15 goals while scoring 57 goals against their opponents, including several games with 10 or more goals. The team was set to meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 19. St. Francis will face Notre Dame for the last regular season game on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. while St. Mark will take on Sir Robert Borden on Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

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Manotick arena after a long battle in which each team consistently answered the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a good team,â&#x20AC;? St. Mark head coach Dave Zivkovic said of the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponents after second period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some games that mean more than others and this is one of them.â&#x20AC;? Coaches from both teams said their strength comes from their senior-heavy rosters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year we were a young team, but this year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had lots of Grade 12 guys returning,â&#x20AC;? said St. Francis head coach Mike Scerbo.

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Ensuring Energy East Pipeline  

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I was pleased to be joined by the Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli to announce that our government has asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to undertake consultations and prepare a report on the proposed Energy East Pipeline. The consultation process will provide an opportunity for all Ontarians, including First Nation and MĂŠtis communities, and stakeholders to share their views on the pipeline proposal. I know that many Ottawa residents have deep concerns about this project. First and foremost, they have concerns about what it could mean for public safety, and the potential environmental impact the community they live in. As consumers, they have concerns about how this could impact on the cost of natural gas and electricity. Since Energy East was ďŹ rst proposed, I have expressed the primary concerns of the people I represent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that public safety and environmental protection are paramount. For that reason, I am extremely pleased that the OEB public consultations and report, will inform the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intervention with the National Energy Board.

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Early morning blaze Ottawa firefighters respond to a residential building at 257 Booth St. around 6:30 a.m. Firefighters had the fire under control at 8:51 a.m. The fire was believed to be located in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basement. The cause is currently under investigation.

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War Amps explains where it began Community - The War Amps 2013 address label mailing is on its way to Ontario residents. Its theme – Where It All Began – pays tribute to the association’s 95th anniversary. For Karl, “it all began” with an accident when he was a toddler. In the letter accompanying the mailing, he describes how the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program was there for him after he escaped his play area to explore the family farm and ended up losing his right leg in a grain auger. “Fortunately, CHAMP had been launched just two years

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River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière

Budget 2014 Final committee and external board meetings for the 2014 draft operating and capital budgets are taking place at the end of the this week and conclude next Monday. Following these meetings, City Council will deliberate the 2014 budget on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. If you have not done so already, please feel free to send me your feedback about your budget priorities.

AccessAbility Day 2013 and National Housing Day in Ottawa - Creating Accessible Housing for Everyone In recognition of AccessAbility Day and National Housing Day in Ottawa, please join emcee Jody Mitic, a Canadian soldier who incurred lifechanging injuries in Afghanistan in 2007, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of AccessAbility Day 2013 and National Housing Day in Ottawa. The City invites Ottawa residents, service providers, architects, affordable and social housing providers, builders and developers to learn about best practices and advancements in accessible and affordable housing and share their ideas. Event details are as follows:

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Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tracy Latimer and her tiny Chihuahua-toy poodle mix Mia pose with Santa Claus at the Doggy Santa Photo Day at 9 Mowbray Rd. in Kanata on Nov. 17. The event helped raise money for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. More than 30 families turned out with their dogs to support the cause.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (end time dependent on workshop choice) Opening Ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Place: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West Please call my office for registration information.

2014 Waste Collection Calendar A quick reminder that our 2014 waste collection calendar is on the other side of the 2013 calendar.

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As always, I appreciate hearing from you and encourage you to keep in touch with me as it allows me to serve you better. It is an honour and a privilege being your strong voice at City Hall.

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this kind of lifestyle, and how are they going to vote if they grow up, what stories will they tell their grandchildren in the good old days of Grand Theft Auto?” “There’s a very wise Cowichan elder who once said, ‘We’ve been talking about what kind of world are we leaving for our children, but we have to start talking about what kind of children are we leaving for our world.’” When it comes to the future where politics is concerned, it’s even more astonishing to see how people are going to vote if they’re not attuned to daily is-

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sues, he added. “When you think of the voters of the future, are they going to vote for politicians who are going to spend their money in the environment? Well, not if their heads are all bent over their electronics,” he said. When Bateman was a child, he would hop on his bicycle and find adventures right near his home. It’s time to change how people look at providing children with access to nature, he said. “I happened to live on a ravine, but people often say about all the kids that live in the city that they don’t have access to

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News – It’s time for children to get reacquainted with the outdoors, says Canadian wildlife painter and naturalist Robert Bateman. The renowned artist made a return visit to the building named after him, Robert Bateman Public School, on Nov. 12 to challenge students to immerse themselves in nature, and step outside into their own backyards. Bateman said it was important to convey this message to the students because it could impact future generations. Stepping away from the Wii system and into an environment where learning is without bounds is a healthier alternative, he said. “I think that’s one of the most questions facing the planet in many ways,” he said. “For one thing we know with this lifestyle there’s more obesity, more Attention Deficit Disorder, more depression, more suicide, more drug abuse, more alcohol abuse, so it’s really bad for kids to be spending that much amount of time (with electronics) . . . We know nature is healing and curative, and there’s more and more neuroscience pointed to that effect.” He recalled a cartoon he saw a few years ago where two boys sat on a stoop. “One boy turns to the other and says, ‘What are you going to be if you grow up?’ If you grow up,” said Bateman. “It’s the first generation in the history of our species where significant number of kids will die before their parents die in

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News – Barry Davis’s greatest treasures were on display at John Young Elementary School on Nov. 12. The 84-year-old Ottawa man sent a photo album containing pictures of his wife, four children and eight grandchildren. One photograph shows Davis, surrounded by his family, accompanied by a cutline: “Barry Davis’ family (wouldn’t exist if he was killed).” Davis, one of the few remaining survivors of the Holocaust, shared his story with grades 5 and 6 students in the school library this week. The Riverside man was unable share his story in person due to his illness, but he sent a speech, which was delivered by his granddaughter, Lisa Levitan, a Barrhaven woman who is a teacher at John Young. Davis, who immigrated to Ottawa in 1952, kept his war-time experiences to himself for decades, refusing to talk about it with his wife or children. In 1981, he was approached by Levitan, then a grade school student at an Ottawa school, who had been asked by her teacher to write a story about a heroic figure. Naturally, she chose her grandfather. “I just picked my grandfather for fun,” said Levitan. “He sat me down and told me everything about the Holocaust. “He still has difficulty speaking to his wife and children, but to his grandchildren he makes sure to have detailed information,” she said. “He wants to make sure someone is passing it on.” SURVIVAL

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Lisa Levitan shares the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Second World War, with grades 5 and 6 students at John Young Elementary School in Glen Cairn on Nov. 12. chambers,” he writes. “I have tried to avoid talking about the painful memories of the past. The Holocaust is not the kind of experience you put behind you. “For most survivors, there’s no making peace with the memories of life in the concentration camps, where millions were humiliated, tortured and forced to witness unspeak-

able brutalities,” he said. “If I could, I would block out that period of my life completely and go on with my life. But I cannot forget what happened to my family and me and I have come to realize that it is important for me not to forget. Perhaps remembering and talking about my experiences to others will reduce the likelihood of such terrible events ever happening

in the future.” Levitan told the students how her grandfather’s family was transported on a cattle car to Poland, near Auschwitz in 1944. “The first thing that hit us when we arrived, was the horrible smell of burning flesh,” her grandfather wrote. “Flames were shooting sky high from the chimneys of the crematoriums. All that could

be heard were the commotions, barking dogs, screaming and crying of young children and their parents who were separated from each other in the darkness of the night. “I will never forget that horrifying night,” he said. “That night was the last time I saw my family.” See HOLOCAUST, page 26

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In the camps, the inmates were never called by their names – numbers were tattooed on their arms for identification. Davis worked as a brick layer in the camp until mid-winter, when the inmates evacuated to Mathausen, one of the largest concentration camps in Austria, because of the advance of the Russian army. After a short six-week stay, Davis was transported to Ebenzee, known as a death camp for inmates of Mauthausen. “No one who entered the camp was supposed to survive.” One day, American soldiers arrived in tanks to liberate the camp. Over the next few months, Davis recovered under the care of an American medical unit. “I was like many of the prisoners a walking skeleton,” he writes. Davis later discovered only three of his 11 immediate family members had survived the concentration camps. “I was robbed of my education, my youth, and my parents, brothers and sisters were murdered,” he said. “Not to mention the back-breaking work and brutality of the worst kind,” he said. “Someone once said there may be some doubt about the existence of hell beyond the grave. Well, there is no doubt about it. I lived it.” Davis travelled by ship to Israel

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Lisa Levitan holds a photo of her father, Barry Davis of Riverside, who is one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors. in 1948 and eventually to Ottawa in 1952. Over the past half century, he has held several jobs, including running a butcher shop, selling real estate and working in the insurance business. Most importantly, I met my wonderful wife Selma,” he said. “She

gave me four loving daughters, and I now have eight super grandchildren.” Megha Rao, a Grade 6 student at John Young Elementary, said it was good to hear the story about an historic event from someone who lived it. “I learnt that there’s hundreds of

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Probus club hears about forgotten war Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

News - The Korean War was forgotten almost while it was going on, said Carleton University historian Andrew Burtch. In the 60th year after the armistice that ended the conflict, Burtch said it’s important to remember the war that cost 516 Canadian lives, making it the third deadliest in our country’s history. “More than 26,000 Canadian

soldiers served in that war, but they didn’t come home to fanfare and parades,” he said. Burtch spoke to the Probus Club of Western Ottawa on Nov. 12 at the Kanata United Church. Burtch said the circumstances at the end of the Second World War provided the fodder for the conflict, not unlike the situation in east and west Berlin. “We had the communist regimes of China and the Soviet Union in charge of the northern

part of Korea and the U.S. capitalist mentality in the south. War broke out when North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea on June 25, 1950. The South Koreans were unprepared for the assault and were pushed all the way to the Pusan peninsula before UN forces joined the fray to keep the North Koreans at bay. Burtch said because Canada was focused on rebuilding the economy with the soldiers re-

turning from Europe, it was harder to man the missions to Korea. “You got a lot of people who re-enlisted because they had trouble readjusting to civilian life or people who had wanted to join up in the Second World War but were too young,” he said. A new Canadian battalion joined the fight in August 1950, but had to train for an additional eight weeks to deal with the mountainous terrain.

Burtch said most of the fighting took place at night and guerilla warfare was common. “The Chinese army was very well trained in these tactics,” he said. Eight Canadian destroyers were sent to Korea’s coast, but they were regularly under fire and their targets tough to hit because the ships mostly engaged in shore bombardments. The conflict officially ended in July 1953, but involved thousands of meetings between the Chinese and UN officials. Burtch said one of the sticking points was what to do with pris-

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Boomer group gets boost from province Funding to help French organization expand to Anglophone communities Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

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gether to participate in different activities in sports, for community service and volunteer opportunities, organized trips, and hobby groups. Operating since 1996 at Le Patro in Lowertown, the group has only focused on the francophone community. A grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $313,900 will change that by

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“Thanks to your tailor-made programs and the values that motivate you, young of mind, body and spirit, you will be able to nurture the development and fulfillment of an active and dynamic retirement,” Meilleur said. The plan is to start up three anglophone groups in the city by spring of 2014. Dubbed Retirees in Motion - the English counterpart of the organization will operate the same way by attracting young retirees and baby boomers from across the province to get involved in joining an activities group. To do that, Racine said, the club has a strong focus on promoting passions. “To get people interested, it has to be different than a traditional seniors group,” he said. “You have to work with their passions, get them excited to participate.” And as far as the organization is concerned, it has been working. The expansion of the francophone group has grown quickly and according to Racine, it has all been based on word of mouth. In September alone, he said 200 new members signed up. “There is no promotion, but it

keeps growing, people want to be apart of this group.” There are 350 programs and activities which operate in the Ottawa region, aimed at members ranging in age from 55 to 90 years old. “We are attracting people who want to be active,” Racine said. Typically, he said, the group will hold monthly meetings where a member will present a recent trip, outing or sporting adventure to the group. Racine said this helps motivate more members to do the same. In the coming months, expansion plans will evolve, Racine said, as the need arises but the executive director said he will be taking some time to reach out to specific existing anglophone organizations to see if they are interested in partnering with Retraite en Action. The funding will be handed out over a three year period. The satellite organizations will receive support and guidance from Retraite en Action, but will be individual organizations, managing separate memberships. For more information about the upcoming English senior programming, Racine invites people to give him a call at 1-866-323-6695, ext. 21.

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Resource centre offers healthy dating seminars ‘We want to equip them with knowledge so they can make better choices’: volunteer Jessica Cunha jessica.cunha@metroland.com

News - The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is aiming to educate youth and teenagers on the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Volunteers with the resource centre have been hosting presentations in local schools for grades 7 and 8 students for about five years, said Terry Longhorn, a volunteer and peer support worker in the violence against women program. “We want to make a difference at the early age, before the students get into the actual dating scene,” she said. “We want to equip them with knowledge so they can make better choices.” The healthy dating relationships program is offered through the violence against women program run by the resource centre. “We’re dealing with the results when we’re dealing with women in shelters,” said Longhorn. “In schools, we’re going right back to the beginning so kids are aware.” According to a pamphlet the resource centre hands out to students: • Canadian youth begin dating or “going out” as early as age 11 * 40 per cent of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend • Teen victims of dating violence are more likely to abuse drugs, have eating disorders, and attempt suicide • 26 per cent of teenagers said they are very concerned about dating violence; 31 per cent said they or a friend experienced dating violence November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month and Metroland Media is publishing articles throughout the month on various aspects of violence against women and the services offered by the resource centre.

Two different healthy dating relationships presentations are offered: a one-period lecture for Grade 7 students, introducing them to the idea of healthy versus unhealthy relationships. The presentation for Grade 8 students runs over three consecutive weeks where volunteers discuss gender, gender stereotypes and societal values; myths and facts regarding relationships; followed by red flags and where to turn for help, said Jenn Wilks, peer support program co-ordinator in violence against women services. Last year, volunteers spoke with more than 600 grades 7 and 8 students. “I think a huge aspect of prevention is education and awareness,” said Wilks. “We hear from older women in the (violence against women) program that they were never told what is healthy and what is unhealthy. For my generation, we were taught sex ed – the biology – but we were never taught what a healthy relationship looks like. “We think it’s really important to start at a young age.” Wilks and Longhorn said some of the red flags of unhealthy relationships include a partner who: • Tries to control their partner’s behaviour • Isolates their partner from friends and family • Is constantly texting or calling, needing to know where their partner is at all times • Shows extreme jealousy and the need for power and control “Jealousy, yes, is a sign of human emotion but extreme jealousy is also an early warning sign,” said Longhorn. Violence is a cycle, often starting with a “honeymoon” period, followed by abuse. “An abusive relationship doesn’t start as abusive. It starts off as all sunshine and lollipops,” Longhorn said. “It grows over time; your family gets pushed away, you’re isolated, you aren’t allowed to talk to your friends.” The healthy dating relationships program aims

to give youths the tools to recognize the signs in their own relationships, but also prepares them to help others. “We know that young people often don’t report abuse to an adult in their life. They’re more likely to talk to their peers,” said Wilks. Longhorn said the best thing to do if someone confides they are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship is to believe them, then help them find a safe adult – perhaps a parent, guidance counsellor or teacher – to talk to, or to call a helpline. “Coming into the schools, it also makes the staff, the teachers, the parents, aware,” she said. “We’re just trying to help people recognize and be in a healthy relationship.” POSTER CONTEST

Volunteers also offer a one-period presentation on dating violence for grades 9 to 12 students. The students are given a short quiz to see what they know about dating violence and then they watch a video on the warning signs of relationship abuse. Afterwards, they are invited to participate in the resource centre’s poster contest. “We invite them to create a poster expressing to their peers what they want them to know about dating violence,” said Wilks. This year’s winning entry was created by Sarah Davis and Kylie Hailstone from South Carleton High School. The winning entry encouraged students to “Fight the Silence.” The poster contest is now open to submissions with a final deadline of May 2014. “They’re amazing, they do a great job,” said Longhorn. “We’ve had some excellent (submissions).” She said it’s important to dispel the myth that “you’re nobody until somebody loves you.” “The first person who loves you is you,” Longhorn said. “You need to love who you are before you can love somebody else.” For more information or to schedule an inschool presentation, call 613-591-3686 or visit wocrc.ca. With files from Blair Edwards

Resources for youth Jenn Wilks, peer support program co-ordinator in violence against women services, said the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre created a healthy dating relationships program for grades 7 and 8 students to help them make positive choices. • Abuse has several forms: physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and psychological. All of these are equally unacceptable. • The abuse is not your fault. Regardless of what your abuser may say, nothing you did or said caused, or made you deserve abuse. • Abuse is not caused by the use of alcohol or drugs, and these factors cannot be considered an excuse. • Abuse is not something to be ashamed of and you do not need to tolerate it. CONTACTS

There are a number of resources available for youths and teenagers when it comes to healthy dating relationships and dealing with dating violence: • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-6686868 • Youth Net: 613-738-3915 • Youth Services Bureau: 613-7291000 • Counselling for GLBTTQ youth: 613-233-4443 ext. 2171 • Sexual Assault Support Centre: 613-234-2266 • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre: 613-591-3686

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News - The city has a new leader in the battle against homelessness after the Alliance to End Homelessness announced Mike Bulthuis is taking over the reins of the organization. The current Vanier Community Association president succeeds Lynne Browne, who recently stepped down, in the position. Bulthuis is a social policy and poverty reduction worker who has experience working on national-based policies to help end homelessness. The new executive director said he is looking forward to working at a community level to squash homelessness in the city. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The alliance draws together the breadth of experience and insight within our community, collectively pursuing and calling for an end to homelessness,â&#x20AC;? Bulthuis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am excited to join with so many others in Ottawa, working with all orders of government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and the community towards this goal.â&#x20AC;?

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Bulthuisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past experience includes working in the public service, with a focus on development of social policy. He also volunteers his time on community boards, including the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former health and social services advisory committee. The alliance, founded in 1995, consists of a membership base of 45 different city organizations as well as individual members. Organizations in the alliance include the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Action Housing, Minwaashin Lodge, Centre 454, Bruce House, Operation Come Home and the Youth Services Bureau. Bulthuis said he is looking forward to working with these organizations, some of which he sees as both mentors and leaders in the fight against homelessness. See DIRECTOR, page 35

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The change-over of directors is just in time for the allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fall forum, which will take place on Nov. 26 at the University of Ottawa. The forum will welcome members and interested participants, providing an opportunity to discuss housing and social innovations, re-

flection of homelessness in Ottawa and toolkits to help work with landlords. The Wellesley Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of housing Michael Shapcott and Jino Distasio, director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg, will be presenting at the forum. Plans for the upcoming year in-

clude conducting the allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 annual report card on ending homelessness, which will be released in the spring. In the allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 report, the group gave the city an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? for making affordable housing available to the homeless. According to the report, 139 new affordable units were created in

the community and an additional 747 households were helped with rent, with the majority of that paid through the city. Bulthuis applauds the city for its commitment to help reduce homelessness, but said the annual $14 million pledged by city council in May 2011 to increase the supply of affordable housing and providing

housing options is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to what the city needs to completely end homelessness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ultimate solution for homelessness is housing,â&#x20AC;? Bulthuis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible. I know what we are trying to do is possible. There is no need for people to be homeless for a long period of time.â&#x20AC;?

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Notice of Intention to Designate The City of Ottawa on November 13, 2013 established its intention to designate the Alexander Fleck House, 593 Laurier Avenue West under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value. Description of the Property The Alexander Fleck House is a two-and-a-half storey red brick residential building constructed in 1902 with a later two-storey addition on the western elevation. It is located at 593 Laurier Avenue West, at the corner of Laurier and Bronson Avenues, just outside the western border of Centretown in the City of Ottawa. Heritage Value The Alexander Fleck Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural heritage value is demonstrated through its architectural signiďŹ cance as an excellent example of a Queen Anne Revival style house with a high degree of craftsmanship, its association with Alexander Fleck Jr. and the Fleck family, as well as its character as a community landmark. The house is valuable as an excellent example of the Queen Anne Revival style which was popular from the 1880s to 1910. The house, with its steeply-pitched, cross-gable roof with tall chimneys, projecting bays, stone porch with gabled roof and wood columns, use of multiple materials and its geometric and ďŹ&#x201A;oriated motifs is typical of the Queen Anne Revival style. Excellent craftsmanship can be seen in the complex roof lines and massing, the intricate brick and stone work, as well as the decorative stained glass.

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Historical value is found in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association with Alexander Fleck Jr. who owned and operated Alexander Fleck Limited, Vulcan Iron Works on Wellington Street in the late 19th and early 20th century. The general machine shop and foundry which was founded by Fleckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father contributed to a number of important local projects such as the Cornwall Canal and Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s street rail system. They held the castings contract for the Canada Atlantic Railway and manufactured machinery for the saw and paper mill industries. Alexander Jr. lived in this house from the time it was constructed in 1902 until his death in 1923. His widow, Maud Fleck, stayed in the house until 1940.

For further information, or to provide written comments, please contact: Mark McMillan, C.E.T. Project Manager Infrastructure Services Department Design and Construction â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Municipal (West) Branch City of Ottawa 100 Constellation Crescent Ottawa ON K2G 6J8 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16008 E-mail:mark.mcmillan@ottawa.ca Written comments must be provided within thirty calendar days from the date of the ďŹ rst issuance of this Notice. If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved through discussion with the City, a person/party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by December 16, 2013. A copy of this request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa Project Manager, Mark McMillan at the above address. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. If there are no requests received by December 16, 2013, the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the Class EA study. The Honourable Jim Bradley Minister of the Environment 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th Floor Toronto ON M4V 1P5 Tel: 416-314-6790 Fax: 416-314-7337 Toll Free: 1-800-565-4923 This notice ďŹ rst issued November 14, 2013

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Councillor calls for more wind-farm consultation early 2014. Chiarelli also said Moffatt’s motion matches what the province wants to do. “We’re on the same page,” Moffatt said. But until those new rules are in place, Moffatt said he wants it known that North Gower opposes any application for a wind farm in the village. “As long as (Prowind is) interested and as long as there is no mechanism for saying the village is opposed to it, the threat is there,” Moffatt said.

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Local governments are responsible for land-use planning decisions, and the locations of wind farms have implications for local planning, Moffatt said. The province’s insistence on having authority over those decisions and a lack of dialogue with municipalities has resulted in 70 cities and towns in Ontario declaring themselves unwilling to host wind farms. The community of North Gower wants Ottawa to be

on that list when it comes to a proposed Prowind Canada facility in their community. A group there called Ottawa Wind Concerns has presented a petition signed by more than 1,200 people to city council. The group is concerned that turbines could have negative effects on physical and mental health, as well as ruin the landscape. With files from TorStar News Service

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Wednesday, November 27 City Council Meeting 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

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Thursday, November 28 Audit Sub-Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ONTARIO HERITAGE ACT Notice of Intention to Designate The City of Ottawa on November 13, 2013 established its intention to designate the St. Charles Church, 135 Barrette Street, under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value. Description of Property St. Charles Church, 135 Barrette Street, constructed in 1908, is a large, brick clad wooden Roman Catholic Church. It is located between Beechwood Avenue and Barrette Street in Ottawa’s Vanier neighbourhood. Heritage Value The cultural heritage value of St. Charles Church lies in it being a good example of the Québec Neoclassical style, its important role in the Francophone Catholic community and in its contextual value as a landmark in Vanier. Designed by Québec architect Charles Brodeur, St. Charles Church is a good example of the Québec Neoclassical style. Neoclassicism was popular in Canada from 1800 until 1860 but churches continued to be built in this style in Québec and French-speaking Parishes outside of Québec into the 20th century. Typical of the style, St. Charles Church has a smooth, symmetrical façade and a simple, cruciform plan. It features a symmetrical fenestration pattern, and a projecting entrance tower topped by a wooden belfry and flanked by two tower like corner pilasters topped with smaller belfries. St. Charles Church has historical value for its association with the Francophone Catholic community in Ottawa. The congregation was formed in 1908 in response to demands by the local Catholic community who thought that other Francophone churches in Ottawa were too far away from Vanier. In 1912, Father François-Xavier Barrette was appointed Parish Priest and under his guidance, the church quickly became the centre of the Francophone Catholic community in Vanier. In 1926, Barrette and a small group of civil servants formed the Order of Jacques Cartier, an all male secret society intended to protect and promote Francophone Catholic values. It grew rapidly in the first half of the 20th century and is credited with the development of many Francophone organizations including Club Richelieu International, a service club that is still active today. The Order of Jacques Cartier was dissolved in 1965, as a result of the societal changes prompted by the Quiet Revolution. The location of St. Charles Church along the curve of Beechwood Avenue and its tower topped with a blue neon cross make it a prominent local landmark. It has contextual value as it contributes to the distinctive French Canadian identity in the Vanier community. Objections Any person wishing to object to this designation may do so by letter, outlining the reasons for the objection and any other relevant information. This letter must be received by the Clerk of the City of Ottawa either by registered mail or personally delivered within 30 days of the publication of this notice. When a notice of objection has been received, the Council of the City of Ottawa will refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a Hearing and a Report. For additional information, please contact:

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Funding the future The RBC Foundation has donated $5,000 to Manotick’s youth centre committee thanks to lobbying from RBC Dominion Securities staff at the village branch. From left, branch manager Angela Mendicino Hughes, investment advisor Jennifer Shone and portfolio manager Maureen O’Neill present a cheque on Nov. 13 to youth centre committee chairwoman Janice Domaratzki and Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre staff Kyle Kearnan, community development co-ordinator, and Sandy Wooley, executive director. Domaratzki is in the process of applying for a piece of land near the arena where she hopes to build a permanent youth centre.

Notice of Public Open House Queen Street Renewal: Bronson Avenue to Elgin Street - Environmental Assessment & Design Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Jean Pigott Hall The City of Ottawa is undertaking an Environmental Assessment and detailed design study for the proposed Queen Street Renewal project. The project involves a comprehensive streetscape renewal of the Queen Street surface infrastructure from Bronson Avenue to Elgin Street (see map).

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Order your holiday holly by Nov. 22 and support the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Your purchase price of $47 includes a minimum of eight choice green sprays, two variegated sprays, two ponderosa pine cones and two cedar boughs, plus shipping from the holly farm in British Columbia to any Canada Post address within Canada. To order online, visit www.guidedogs. ca. Deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 22 so that holly can be prepared and delivered to you or your gift recipient the week of Dec. 2. You can also order by telephone and get more information by phoning 613692-7777.

Nov. 23

Boosting Your Immune System Naturally in Time for Winter, a seminar at the Greenboro District Library, 363 Lorry Greenberg Dr., 2 p.m. Join Dr. Ellen Simone, naturopathic doctor for this information session on how to boost your immune system using naturopathic medicine. You will learn how to prevent the flu and recover faster by strengthening your immune system using clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture and lifestyle changes. Register online at www.biblioottawalibrary. ca or phone 613-580-2957.

p.m. Enjoy musical performances, classical dances, and tea ceremonies from the tea regions of the world. As well, tea experts will provide presentations about tea and answer questions. It is an ultimate foodie destination, celebrating a vast array of tea houses and artisanal food producers from the Ottawa area. There will be lots to taste from delicious teas and to tasty treats. For tickets & more information visit our website at www.ottawateafestival.com.

Nov. 29

An Old Fashion Roast Beef Dinner with all of the trimmings will be held at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive (at Cunningham), at 5 p.m., with a second sitting at 6:30 p.m. After the roast beef, enjoy apple crisp for dessert. All are welcome. Proceeds will go to the work of the church. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Children five and under are free. For tickets, please call 613-733-3156 ext 229. or come to the church office (M-F 9-4). For more information, see www.rideaupark.ca.

Dec. 1

Community concert and carol sing, 2 p.m. at St, Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Dr. Sing

your favourite Christmas carols and enjoy special music presented by soloists, choirs, instrumentalists, brass and wood ensembles and a bell choir. Refreshments following. Freewill offering with net proceeds to support Heron Emergency Food Centre. For more information call 613-733-0131. Looking for an inexpensive gift? Friends of the Farm offer the perfect solution - two informative and entertaining books for the naturalist or historian on your Christmas list. “For the Love of Trees” celebrates the heritage collection of trees in the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum. “Ottawa’s Farm” is about the men and women who lived and worked at the Farm during its first hundred years. Both are available on site, 613-230-3276, www.friendsofthefarm.ca.

Strathcona Legion

Mondays: social euchre at 1 p.m., Wednesdays, social drop-in darts at 6:30 p.m. Friday dinner at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment at 7 p.m. (Small cover). Nov. 15, Pork tenderloin $9/$12, entertainment by Tony True. Nov. 22, chicken with pasta, $9/$12 entertainment by Barb Wallingford. Nov. 29, classic comfy meatloaf, $9/$12, entertainment by Jumping

Jimmy Leroux, Nov. 24 Grey Cup party. Nov. 26 general meeting of branch membership at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 member Stanley Fields 95th birthday party. Dec. 1. 1st Annual Strathcona Bake and Craft Sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables available for $20. Call the branch at 613-236-1575 for more information on these events.

Oct. 17-Dec. 5

Writing your joyous autobiography. Do you have stories to tell? Stories of courage, of humour, of a different time in history? No great expertise required; but some exercises to consider interesting style. Easy-going, with appreciation, not critiquing. A weekly theme provides stimulus. Join us to start writing the anecdotes of a joyous autobiography. Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, on Wednesdays, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Comfortable surroundings, time for chat and refreshments. Please contact for full information and registration: 613695-0505; clderwent@gmail.com.

Mondays, from Nov. 4-Dec. 9, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Babytime (Session 2) at the Alta Vista Library, 2516 Alta Vista Dr. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18

months. (Closed Nov. 11.)

Tuesdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 10,

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Storytime at the Alta Vista Library, 2516 Alta Vista Dr. (Session 2) Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschoolers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6.

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, 613-7316526 or e-mail royhoban@rogers. com.

Nov. 23

Adult workshop at the Osgoode Township Museum in Vernon to make your own Christmas wreath. Adults and creative teens can join us to fashion their own wreath for the holidays. All materials will be provided. Cost: $20 per person. Please call 613-821.4062 to register. VLawrence St.

Nov. 23

The 3rd Annual Ottawa Tea Festival takes place at the Ottawa Convention Centre between 11 a.m. and 6

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