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Jessica May is trying to raise her two children in a safe community. But when she visits Michele Park with her three-year-old daughter and three-monthold son, she’s tired of finding needles on the ground. “Our children play in these parks and anything could be buried (in the sand),” said the 20-year-old May, who attended Ottawa ACORN’s rally for safer parks on Dec. 6 at Michele Park. “When I first moved here, I didn’t know it was going to be this bad.” May, who lives in an apartment building on Ramsey Crescent, said she got her first apartment in the community in September 2009. Since then, she’s had issues at Michele Park when it comes to lighting and garbage and she worries about gang violence at night. STABBING

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She said she was also disturbed when a stabbing took place near her building. “There was blood on my steps and I saw broken glass,” May said, adding that she’s been coping with depression because of where she lives. “It’s very terrifying,” May said. “I never leave the house now (when it’s dark). I get everything done when it’s light out.” Bay Coun. Mark Taylor was also at the rally to hear residents’ concerns. See ACORN on page 3

Liz Vittorini has been volunteering with the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group since 1993, and has been part of the Royal’s annual Christmas tree sale. Profits from the tree sale are used to provide activities and experiences to the patients and families supported by the Royal. For the full story, see page 2.

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Ottawa Police are warning women across the city, sex trade workers in particular, that they may be in danger after a pattern was identified in a series of homicides. Police Chief Vern White called for women in Ottawa to remain vigilant and take extra precautions in their daily routines during a press conference held at the Minwasshin Lodge. He said the pattern was identified by investigators looking at the murders of sex trade workers in the city. “In light of this, I am asking women, particularly those involved in the sex trade, to be vigilant and exercise good safety practices,” White said. “Let me stress my message extends to all women.” White declined to comment on the homicides or identify any specific threats.

Castille Troy, executive director of Minwaashin Lodge also declined to comment further on the warning, but said the lodge, which offers support for sex trade workers, was very concerned. Troy spoke directly to sex trade workers. “We know you are vulnerable and at risk,” Troy said, addressing the city’s sex trade workers. “Today, we feel we are in danger and in even greater risk of being harmed, seriously harmed or even murdered.” She stressed the need for these women to only approach their regular “dates,” yet remain suspicious of everyone. While White talked of Ottawa women, but said the advisory is not restricted to a geographical area. The chief also said police were unsure if a single individual was behind the deaths or whether it is a sign of a wider trend of violence against women.

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Police Chief Vern White is calling for women to remain vigilant and take extra precautions in their daily routines during a press conference on Dec. 9

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started helping at their annual Christmas tree sale – an event that raises money for patients and families supported by the Royal. Since it started in 1986, the Christmas tree sale has raised more than $270,000.

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When Liz Vittorini’s mother had dementia, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group took her in. “In the old days when older people had dementia, they used to come here,” said Vittorini. “This was the only place they could come.” She wanted to give back to the Royal and so in 1993, she started volunteering with the health care group. And about 10 years ago, she

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“The trees sell themselves. They’re just beautiful,” said Vittorini. “People have come from Perth…Aylmer…to buy a tree. People have been affected (by mental illness).”

have become loyal customers of the tree sale. She remembers young children coming with their families to get a tree, who have now grown into teenagers. “It’s a fun event. People have a good time when they come here,” she said. “It’s a family event, and people come back year after year after year.” She said she even has one gentleman who comes to get his tree every year, and tells her how long he keeps it in his house after Christmas.

Vittorini said sales used to be about $10,000 on average, but now, the event is raising about $25,000 annually. Also over the years, she said there’s been a shift in the way people view mental illness, and they’re becoming more aware of it. “It’s a cause that’s becoming well-known,” she said. “At one time, everyone gave to cancer or heart and stroke, but nobody gave to mental health.” Vittorini said over the years, she’s met residents who

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“One year he said he kept it until the end of February, until his wife made him get rid of it,” Vittorini said with a laugh. She also said the fundraiser has customers who have been affected by mental illness, and those volunteering have also

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9-year-old breaks into giant piggy bank Nevil Hunt

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Plenty of nine-year-olds want to be a nurse when they grow up. But Micaela Egan has seen nurses at work for more than half her life, so it made the decision that much easier. Micaela was four when she was diagnosed with leukemia and her care at CHEO began right away. Two-and-a-half years of treatment have left her a healthy nine-year-old who likes to swim, bike and play with her friends. Micaela’s also healthy enough to wield a hammer, and on Dec. 8, she launched the Children’s Miracle Network campaign at TD Canada Trust on Strandherd Drive. Micaela and her parents smashed open a large piggy bank to start the season’s fundraising. The $1,000 in toonies inside was donated to the campaign. Children’s Miracle Network funds in eastern Ontario are directed to CHEO, a hospital Mi-

caela knows all too well. “It was a very difficult time for us,” said Melissa Egan about her daughter’s diagnosis and treatment, which included needles, surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. “We received so much support from CHEO and still do now.” Micaela’s father, Brandon Egan, is a financial adviser at the bank, and said CHEO’s focus on Micaela meant the family “didn’t have to worry about anything else.” “They still know her by name,” he said of the staff at CHEO, who see Micaela every three months for checkups. Since 1996, TD Canada Trust and the bank’s customers have donated a combined $42 million to the Children’s Miracle Network. Customers who donate through automatic monthly donations have their funds matched by TD Canada Trust, up to $1 million annually. For information on this year’s Children’s Miracle Network campaign, visit childrensmiraclenetwork.ca 1215.379709

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Jessica May, 20, said she is tired of feeling unsafe in her west end community. The mother of two children came out to Ottawa ACORN’s rally for safer parks on Dec. 6.

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Cindy Gaudet wants to empower young girls and teach them to recognize the true meaning of becoming a woman. “We need a new story for young girls,” said Gaudet, a Métis author who recently launched her book at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Wellington West. “We need to create something new for (young girls) to experience, with a new perspective in a way that respects what’s very natural of being a woman and the connection to femininity and sexuality.” Gaudet used Aboriginal teachings to help write Moon Time Prayer, which chronicles the initiation of Sparrow, a young girl, into a young woman as she learns mythology and history surrounding “moon time,” or a woman’s menstrual cycle. “The moon cycle is 28 days, and our own menstrual cycles are 28 days. We’re closely connected to the moon,” Gaudet said, adding she worked with Métis artist Leah Dorion who illustrated the book. The character Sparrow is mentored by her grandmother

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Family raises more than $18,000 for Ella-Rose Kristy Wallace

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It’s been a little more than a year since Brian and Jennifer Hoyt lost their third child and only daughter, Ella-Rose, to congenital diaphragmic hernia when she was only nine days old. Through the sadness and mourning, the couple has fought to raise awareness of the rare condition, which happens when a baby’s diaphragm doesn’t form properly, allowing abdominal organs to enter the chest cavity. As a result of their hard work over the last year, the

couple has managed to raise more than $18,000 for research on the condition. “We’re very thankful for everything,” said Brian, a Barrhaven resident who works at Lincoln Heights Ford in Ottawa’s west end. “We’re overwhelmed.” During the spring, the Hoyts took part in Scotiabank’s Walk, Roll and Run for Roger’s House – the organization that supported them throughout their ordeal. Their goal was to raise $5,000 by Ella-Rose’s first birthday on Nov. 17, but they managed to raise more than $10,000 in only seven

months. The couple also set up a fund at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, named after Ella-Rose, and surpassed their goal of $5,000. A local bakery also set up a Team Ella-Rose theme cupcake for the month of November, and raised more than $500 in sales. Brian’s employer recently held Drive One 4 UR Community event, where participants were invited to donate $20 to test drive a car in support of the Hoyts’ cause. Including cash donations and test drives, the event raised $2,800. Brian said because of these

efforts, he feels like more people are aware of congenital diaphragmic hernias. “The ultimate goal is to have more and more people aware,” he said. Sylvie Corbin, director of the CHEO Foundation, said she most amazed by the couple’s drive and ambition to make people more aware of the condition and contribute to research. “They came in absolutely

heartbroken,” said Corbin. “People deal with grief differently, but they really took this situation and tried to get some positivity out of it.” Team Ella-Rose memorial fund at CHEO has $5,000 so far, which she said is impressive to have in just over a year. “This is a story that’s so touching,” Corbin said. “The outcome wasn’t good, but I’m always so amazed at how families give back ... it’s one

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When Josh McJannett proposed the idea of hosting a Carlington hockey tournament on Twitter, he received a lot of interest from community members. Now, the Carlington resident and member of the area’s community association is busy gearing up and taking registration for the first-ever Carlington Cup hockey tournament. “It’s a true grassroots effort,” said McJannett. “For us, we want to do something fun that’s going to rekindle the sense of community in Carlington. We want to bring people together and get neighbours meeting neighbours.” While the actual hockey tournament isn’t until Jan. 28, McJannett said he’s looking for Carlington residents to register online in preparation. The event has drawn some interest online and he’s expecting a good turnout. “We’ve asked people in the online sign-up form what their skill level is,” said McJannett, adding the community association will match teams with others of similar skill level. For those who might not want to play hockey or who might not feel confident in their puck skills, McJannett said there will be a variety of other activities and the Carlington Cup will be build around the community’s annual winter carnival. “We’re hoping to make

a day of it,” he said. “There will be chili and hot chocolate served, and there will be a lot for families to do. People in the neighbourhood can even come out as spectators.” The actual Carlington Cup the winning team will earn is currently in its design phase, McJannett said, and will be designed by volunteers in the community. Most importantly, he hopes the event will bring the community together the old-fashioned way. “More than anything, we recognize that it’s a neighbourhood in transition and we want to rekindle what the spirit of the place would have been 50 years ago,” he said. The community association will host the Carlington Cup on Jan. 28 at the Alexander Community Centre, located at 960 Silver St. and will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. The association is asking participants to show up with their skates, helmets, sticks and other basic equipment. The community association will provide the ice surface, nets and pucks. Participants are also invited to sign up as a team of four players, or sign up individually to be part of a neighbourhood team. For more information on Photo by Josh McJannett the Carlington Cup, visit the The Carlington community is gearing up to host its first Carlington Cup hockey tournament at the Alexander Commucommunity association’s nity Centre. From left are Roy Waghorn, Lisa Kulmus, Kevin Waghorn and Peter Rodgers. website atOttawa www.carlingtonCitizen Newspaper 10.5 inches wide X 11.07 inches high community.org Registration is available online at: www.carlingtoncup.ca

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Police being careful with murder details Balancing the need to keep the public safe with protecting the integrity of an ongoing criminal investigation, Ottawa police are acting in everyone’s best interests after linking a series of murders in the city. When police Chief Vern White addressed the media during a press conference at the Minwaashin Lodge last week, he was sparse with his details about what appears to be a pattern of homicides targeting women working in the sex trade. But that’s not to say he didn’t get his message across. White said police believe there is potential danger lurking in our city,

and women, particularly sex workers, are the target. He warned them to “be vigilant and exercise good safety practices” – good advice at the best of times, but especially when there is a specific threat to women’s safety in the city. He did not, however, provide any further detail. No description of a suspect, no indication of any specific area under threat, no mention of which murders might be linked, nor what particular clues led police to come to that conclusion. Nor did they need to. In fact, to do so might have allowed the criminal

or criminals to avoid the law. Police have to walk a fine line between informing the public and not tipping off suspects. It’s only after a crime has been solved and the public learns all the information that we can judge if police shared the right amount of information. Driving suspects underground, or even out of town, only serves to douse the threat until the heat dies down or, perhaps worse, causing it to leave town, foisting our problem on to some other unsuspecting city that must then connect the dots. It could be argued that by offering up further details to the public

may help to identify the suspect or suspects more rapidly, but the police may not have credible details to share. At least a portion of police work comes down to instinct. In this case, Ottawa police may have a strong hunch about the threat, and rather than waiting to discover some more credible evidence, they have chosen to warn the public now. Even if their hunch is wrong, keeping women on their guard at night does no one any harm. But prematurely releasing unconfirmed information may cause unneeded panic and allow a killer to escape.

When the police need the public’s help, we should trust that they’ll promptly ask for it. The residents of Ottawa have often shown their willingness to assist our police force when more eyes and ears are needed to identify a suspect and solve a crime. As it stands now, police are conducting an investigation into what appear to be a series of related crimes against women in the sex trade. The public has been warned and should be on their guard. We now need to remain vigilant and allow the professionals to do their jobs.

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Lining up to be one of the first CHARLES GORDON Funny Town The world is divided into two types of people and you saw one type at the IKEA opening last week. There are those who have to be part of the crowd on the first day of any event and there are those who wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near it. I’m in the second group, which is nothing against IKEA. I might trundle on out there in a few weeks when the excitement wears off. Being in the second group, I have difficulty relating to the first group. Some of it I can understand. People might want to get their picture in the paper for being first in line. People might like the excitement of being in a crowd. I always thought crowds were too crowded. And I always thought standing in line was one of the least fruitful forms of human endeavour. For example, when my kids were of pub-going age, I would frequently bore them to death with my theory that standing in line to get into a pub was stupid because once you got in there you’d have to stand in line for everything else. The looks I got. I didn’t understand, and still don’t. I’m the one happily eating at the place down the street, the one where nobody goes. In happier days, a bunch of us would make the trek down the 417 to catch the Montreal Expos opening day. It was fun, but flawed. The place was packed, but there were too many drunks and thrill-seekers there, the kind of people who have to be somewhere on opening day, rather than the kind of people who liked baseball. They wouldn’t be back on Day 2. So some of us took to going down the 417

for the second day of the season. That was much better. It was quieter, we could concentrate on the game and we had the stadium pretty much all to ourselves (which is maybe one reason why there are no Montreal Expos to see any more). Those of us who don’t care if we’re first, don’t suffer all that much. We get our iPads a few months later, we get a good meal at the unfashionable restaurant around the corner, we see the hot new movie in its second week. Best of all, we never have to sleep outdoors on the pavement in a tent. Now it’s true we miss out on the Boxing Day specials and we will never experience Black Friday. We don’t consider these major disappointments. There are quite enjoyable things you can do on Boxing Day that don’t require being outside at the crack of dawn. There are people who would not understand that, just as there are people I will never understand, like the guy who stayed outside IKEA all night before it opened and told the Citizen: “I just want to check it off my bucket list, to say I’ve waited all night for something.” I just checked my bucket list, and that didn’t seem to be on it. We are two solitudes, the ones who have to be first and the ones who don’t, the ones who stand in line and the ones who don’t, the ones who are drawn to crowds and the ones who are drawn away. To be fair, it is not an easy thing to be first in line. There is the camping out, which will be cold and unpleasant and you could get hungry. It is not an easy thing to be part of the crowd on opening day. If you’ve ever seen the intersection of Greenbank and Iris, you know it’s pretty gruesome at the best of times. Imagine it when a lot more people want to use it at the same time. You need patience and dedication. Both of which I admire. I always wish you well, from a safe distance.

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that Shonfield has personally involved himself in issues facing Canada’s First Nations. He spent his summer in 2010 at a First Nations reserve at Gull Bay, in Northern Ontario, where he produced a documentary called Life on a Reserve, which explores the difficulties faced by people living on a reserve. “I am doing this because I have been involved with issues facing aboriginal people for about two years now,” he said. Shonfield said he was motivated to shoot the documentary by the people he met.

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lives at the reserves. Geraldine King, a secondyear Canadian studies and history student who hails Gull Bay, commended the job he was doing. “I think it is commendable especially for a non-native person to take it upon himself to face harsh conditions raising money for a cause that not so many people are aware of,” King said. “The movie that he made is from the community that I come from and it was definitely eye opening and transformative to a lot of people’s perception of what it is like to live on a reserve.”

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Compelled by the dreadful conditions endured by the people living at the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, a third-year Carleton University student braved cold weather last week to raise money and awareness of their plight. Starting on Dec. 5, Graham Shonfield spent three nights in a tent on campus in solidarity with families of Attawapiskat who have been living in tents, sheds and run-down houses. The situation in Attawapiskat has deteriorated so much the community recently declared a state of emergency. “When I heard about all the media attention that Attawapiskat was getting, I wanted to try to utilize that and do a fundraising event and also raise awareness about issues facing the northern Ontario reserves,” said Shonfield. Shonfield’s goal is to raise $1,000, which he will donate to the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society of Canada to benefit Shannen’s Dream, a foundation created by Shannen Koostachin, a teenager from Attawapiskat who died in 2010 at age 15, who never had the opportunity to attend a proper and safe school. Her dream was to provide safe and comfortable schools and equitable educa-

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Defenceman Jared Cowen has quickly made an impact on the Ottawa Senators blue line during his first National Hockey League season (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).

always passed the place where he was born in Floral. It’s not a town anymore, but that’s what I always thought about when we drove by that certain area, that it was where Gordie Howe grew up. We also have a statue of him in the city. That’s all I really knew about him when I was growing up, that sort of stuff. Q: Your home province is famous for its curling heritage. Have you ever tried the sport? A: Oh, yeah. We do that in

school. I think it’s way more popular in Saskatchewan than any other place in the world. Where I’m from, we always had a good team. I like it. It’s a super hard sport to play. People don’t really realize how hard it is. Q: What was it like playing junior hockey in Spokane, Wash.? A: I didn’t know it at the time, but it was awesome to get away from Canada and Saskatchewan, and then go

BUFFALO SABRES Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., TSN Though they’ve struggled a bit recently, the Sabres remain a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Captain Jason Pominville is also an offensive leader for a Buffalo attack that features Thomas Vanek, a top-end sniper, veteran Derek Roy and Luke Adam, one of the NHL’s top rookie talents. Off-season acquisitions Christian Ehrhoff and

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ranks. Veteran Stephen Weiss is also off to a strong start for the Cats. On the blue line, Brian Campbell has made a quick impact in his first season in south Florida. Jose Theodore carries the bulk of the goaltending load for the Panthers. Veteran Stephen Weiss has sparked a solid start for the Florida Panthers (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images).

down to Spokane and live in a different country with a different family. It was a great city to play junior hockey. Q: What was your best junior hockey memory, winning the Memorial Cup or playing in the world juniors? A: World juniors are so much fun and it’s such a prestigious thing, but I also liked the Memorial Cup because we won it. I was 16 and it was my ďŹ rst year of junior, so that was unbelievable. It’s also way harder to win because you have to go through four rounds (of WHL playoffs) just to make it to the tournament. Q: What was most memorable about your ďŹ rst NHL goal? A: I’ll always remember the immediate feeling you get, the rush, after it ďŹ rst happens and seeing the look on all the guys’ faces when they realized what just happened. I think that’s the best part. Q: If you’re cooking dinner, what’s on the menu? A: I like to barbecue a lot. Usually it’s some sort of steak, or chicken with sweet potatoes cut up. Q: Your favourite music? A: I’ve never had one

favourite band. I’m a bandwagon jumper, you could say. But I like hip-hop, I like rap. I’m into reggae a little bit now, too. Different moods for

different genres, I guess. Q: Your favourite TV show? A: Right now, I’m watching Sons of Anarchy.

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Bomb Girls drop on Ottawa audience Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

When the lights lifted in the Barney Danson Theatre on Dec. 6 west end resident Helen Rapp wiped her eyes. Rapp had just seen a preview of a new show called Bomb Girls in the Canadian War Museum’s Theatre. The show – set to air on Global in early January – features a group of women working in a munitions factory during the Second World War. Rapp, along with Etobicoke, Ont. resident Queenie Curnoe were the original “Bomb Girls” consulted for the series. Rapp enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1942, after passing a Toronto recruiting office on her way to a job interview at the Globe and Mail. She was only 17. Now she talks all over the city about the role women played during the war and what that meant for the military and the feminist movement. Rapp, who lives with her husband Gerald Bowen – also a volunteer at the war museum – at their apartment off Carling Avenue, eventually ended up working with the Signals Directorate in the office while workers built guns on the assembly line. Curnoe went to work on an assembly line in an artillery

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Anastasia Phillips, Ali Liebert and Charlotte Hegele pose at the prescreening of a new six-part mini series called Bomb Girls, set to debut on global in early 2012. factory. She later went on to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served at headquarters in London, England. The Bomb Girls series - created by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Films – shows men and women fighting the same war, but in different battles. While women waited to hear word of

brothers, boyfriends, sons and fathers, they went to work in the factories doing what they could to pitch in. But they weren’t always wanted. “It was very accurate,” Rapp said of the show. “Some of the men were very prickly and didn’t think we should be there. It could be very in-

timidating. I was the youngest of five so it didn’t bother me at the time. But now that I think about it I realize I had to prove myself all the time.” Federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt said the series illustrates the struggles our mothers and grandmothers had to face. “The series shows women

who put their personal lives on hold and pitched in to help out,” she said. “They created a generation of women who don’t know ceilings and boundaries.” Raitt, who was the Toronto Port Authority’s first woman harbourmaster, said she was influenced by her grandmother, who taught in Cape

Breton. “She got to teach because we had lost so many men to the war,” Raitt said. “She always instilled in me that women can do anything.” Charlotte Hegele, plays a preacher’s daughter named Kate Andrews in the series, who flees her father’s iron fist to work the assembly line at Victory Munitions factory. She said that the series brought perspective to the stories she had heard about the war. “My grandfather was a chief medical officer, but it’s the first time I had really thought about the contributions women had made,” she said. The crew worked on the series for 10 weeks in Etobicoke and filmed six episodes. Ali Liebert, who plays tough-talking Prairie girl Betty McRae, said she listens to a `40s-era radio station in her car and was excited to begin work on the period piece. The actresses who turned out for the premiere were decked out in outfits reminiscent of the time period, but were no match for a proud Rapp, who wore her wellearned medals and war museum volunteer badge while she sat in rapture watching the screen. “I felt a lump in my throat,” she said. “It was excellent.”

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Local wrestlers score at Canadian team trials There are many differences in the paths Ilya Abelev and Patrick Okpalugo have followed in wrestling, but they both face the same difficult challenge task as they enter the Canadian Olympic wrestling trials Dec. 15-18 in Winnipeg. The Ottawa-bred wrestlers each finished just one step off the podium at the 2011 national championships, which puts them at a disadvantage in their quest to become Canada’s Olympic representative. They’ll both first have to win a qualification tournament just to reach the bottom rung of the ladder, and then will need victories over the reigning national bronze and silver medalists just to reach a best-of-three final against the gold medalist, who will have been watching and resting the whole time. “I feel like I have a shot, otherwise I wouldn’t be going,” says Abelev, acknowledging the No. 1 competitor in his 66-kilogram weight category, Haislan Garcia,

is a very talented wrestler. “It’s exciting to know that if I can beat him, I’ll be right there with the top guys in the world.” It’s a tall task for Okpalugo as well, but one the 27year-old came fairly close to achieving at the 2008 trials, when he won the pool competition and then knocked off the bronze medalist before dropping a tight contest to silver medalist Jamie Cox. Okpalugo went on to beat Cox at the last nationals. “I came close,” says the heavyweight competitor who had just one event under his belt before nationals in March following a 20-month layoff due to reconstructive knee surgery. “I feel like I’m right there. I feel pretty good, and my good is good.” ‘OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME’ FOR ABELEV

There is no question Abelev is an underdog as a 19-year-old entering his first Olympic trials, but with his fourth-place freestyle finish

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Seven years ago, David Templin and a group of friends wanted to make a difference in the lives of people who might not have a place to go to enjoy Christmas dinner. “It was a good idea to get together and make a dinner for people of all sorts – to come, and share,” said Templin. “It started small. I think we served a few hundred people the first year, and then it grew.” That’s when Operation Big Turkey was born, and this year Templin will have a hot turkey dinner for people at three sites in Ottawa – including the Foster Farm Community Centre on Ramsey Crescent in Britannia, and at 320 Jack Purcell Ln. “The need is there, it’s always been there, and it always will be there,” Templin said. “The people that come are from all different situations. There are some

that have trouble affording a good dinner. Other people have nowhere else to go for Christmas.” Chris Knight, one of the founding members of Operation Big Turkey, compares the initiative to the Occupy Wall Street movement. “We are much like the Occupy Wall Street movement in that we do not represent any one interest group or segment of society.” said Knight. “We want everyone to come, and enjoy a beautifully prepared turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Christmas can be a difficult time for people. We are just doing one small thing to bring people together to share some good food and company.” Templin said he’s received positive feedback from those who come to the dinner, and people seem to appreciate the efforts of volunteers. In addition, it also helps people socialize with one another and sees many new friendships formed.

Just as there are many people in Ottawa who need a meal during the holidays, Templin said there is also a need for people in the city to help out. “We have a huge number of people volunteering and coming back every year,” said Templin. “There is a big need for giving.” Just last year, he said Operation Big Turkey served close to 1,200 turkey dinners at three locations across Ottawa. Templin said watching everyone eat together and those who are volunteering gives him a “wonderful feeling.” “I thought when I first volunteered to help out, it might be sad to see the need out there,” he said. “But rather, the feeling is the opposite. People appreciate that we’re doing something.” The dinner at Foster Farms Community Center will take place at 1065 Ramsey Cres., near Pinecrest Road and the Queensway, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Christmas

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it isn’t just an ordinary mouth organ. It has two rows of holes instead of one. Mother has never had a mouth organ like that. This one wasn’t cheap. It was 75 cents.” Emerson drew in his breath, Everett let out a low whistle, and Earl said, “holy jeepers.” Not to be left out of the discussion, I asked Audrey where she thought she was going to get 75 cents. the clincher

“I just finished telling you!” she yelled. “We’ll pay for it together. Instead of each of us buying something for her, we’ll buy one thing. Something she would really love and would never dream of buying for herself.” I mulled this over. Audrey went on to describe the mouth organ. She said, not only did it have two rows to blow in, it came in a blue velvet box. Well, that was the clincher. The case for the one Mother had now was hanging by a thread; she had to keep

an elastic around it to keep it closed. As if it had already been decided on, Audrey ordered us all to go and get our money. She had hers in her apron pocket, mine was tied in the corner of my hanky in my wash stand, and the boys kept theirs on the window sill in their bedroom. She told us to hurry, or Mother would be walking in on the meeting. Audrey figured if we all chipped in 15 cents that would cover the mouth organ and the ribbon. Emerson wanted to know why we had to have ribbon. Audrey ignored him. All of us counted out our change, and laid 15 cents in front of Audrey. When I looked down at what I had left, I had three big brown pennies, two nickels and two dimes. It had taken me months to accumulate that much. Audrey said she would buy the mouth organ the next time she went into Renfrew, and we would all put our name on the card when she got it wrapped – which is exactly

what happened. We again had to wait until Mother was out of the house so that Audrey could call another meeting. This one was to view the mouth organ. And there it was. Exactly like my sister had described it. Shiny silver, two rows of holes to create the music, and the most beautiful deep blue velvet case to keep it in. Seventy-five cents was a princely sum, but we all agreed it was worth every penny. However, that left little money for us to buy our other presents. And that’s when Audrey came up with another idea. That Christmas, if we didn’t have enough money, we would simply hand over one of our own treasures in our gift exchange. I wondered if we could ask for something specific. For instance, could I ask for a pair of Audrey’s new lisle stockings? “Certainly not,” Audrey said.

I couldn’t think of one thing I wanted that my brothers owned. And what would I give each of them? Well, Audrey was no problem. She loved a broach Aunt Lizzie had sent me in the hand-me-down box. After racking my brain for days, I finally decided, since I had three of those big brown pennies, I would wrap up one each for Everett, Emerson and Earl. handkerchief

And I still had enough money left to buy Father a red and white polka-dot handkerchief. Mr. Briscoe had a stack of them near the overalls at the General Store, and they only cost nine cents. When I made my purchase, I had enough money left to buy myself a few slices of bologna which I loved even more than any of the candy displayed on the counter in

the big glass jars. I thought of wrapping it up, keeping it until Christmas morning, and putting a card on it that said “To Mary, from Mary.” But of course, once Mr. Briscoe put it in brown paper, tied it with string and handed it to me, I knew it would never see the end of our lane. I was eating it before I settled into the cutter for the ride home. Then it was Christmas morning. Mother loved her new mouth organ, Father immediately put the red hanky in his overall pocket, and Audrey pinned on the broach. But the brothers seemed less than pleased with the big brown pennies. One each. It was then I used one of Mother’s often-said comments when there was no money for frivolity. Looking them right in the eye I said, “Don’t you know there is a Depression on?”

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The Stairwell Carollers started as a group of four students who sang in the residence stairwells at the University of Ottawa back in the 1970s. “(We sang in the stairwells) because of the echo and because the students could hear us,” said Holly Massie, who’s an original member of the carollers. Her husband, Pete, started the group which sings secular songs from the Renaissance period and during the holiday season sing a variety of Christmas carols in many different languages. Over the years, the choir has grown from four members to nearly 30 and has had a community-first approach to their performances. They are a non-profit group that has raised more than $43,000 for local Ottawa and Gatineau charities through the sale of concert tickets, CDs and cookbooks. This holiday season, the group is donating $2,000 to Harmony House, an Ottawa women’s shelter. “We ask all the choir members to submit suggestions for local charities that they think need help,” said Massie, adding the group votes on which charity should receive the $2,000 gift. “The spirit of Christmas is giving and generosity, kindness and community, so this is what we can do. It has been a very organic journey, the development of this group. And very personal to Pete and I.” The Stairwell Carollers focus on the true meaning of Christmas and the group likes to spread happiness among those who listen to their music. “We focus on having a tremendous time singing this beautiful music and getting our joyful message out to everyone,” Massie said. “Since

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Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs says proposed changes could benefit local business owners. She asked for at least a temporary exemption from the new process for the market, but the committee turned down that request. Harder, the committee’s vice chairwoman, said that concern would be better addressed through zoning changes with the help of the ward’s councillor, Mathieu Fleury. Katherine Hobbs, the councillor for Kitchissippi, noted that she has the opposite problem in her ward. She said it’s “punitive” for a small business to open, and these changes should make it slightly easier.

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The calculation is complicated, but at a basic level, the city would calculate the value of the zoning “uplift” for larger proposed buildings of more than 7,000 square metres (approximately nine storeys) where the request represents a 25-per-cent or higher increase in the height or density allowed. Those same figures would be used to calculate the increase in the gross floor area of the development, and a value (calculated annually and approved by council) would be applied. From there, amounts would be subtracted based on

the age of the existing zoning (the developer would have to pay less if the zoning is considered out of date), the relevance to the city’s Official Plan, the retention or rehabilitation of heritage features and the implementation of the proposed benefits. That “reduction pyramid” structure was confusing and imprecise to some, including Katie Paris of the Wellington Village Community Association. While it’s mostly applicable to intensification target areas, the city decided to make the fee apply to developments across the city. The worry was that if it was only charged in certain areas, the fee would discourage development in those areas and lead to more sprawl. However, the Section 37 fees would be calculated at a different level for the inner urban, outer urban and suburban/ rural areas of the city.

Some people in attendance at the meeting, including Jay Baltz of the Hintonburg Community Association, pointed out that including some semisuburban neighbourhoods like Alta Vista in the “inner urban” area would drag down the uplift value the community would get for the densest developments downtown. Miguelez said the city has other tools such as development charges that are more appropriate for providing the resources newly developed suburban areas need. Ottawa is pioneering this rate-based system for calculating Section 37 benefits. Elsewhere, the contribution is appraised for each development. The city will use the rateper-square-metre system for a one-year trail period. If it doesn’t work, Ottawa could revert back to the more-common practice of individual development appraisals.

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The city is finally preparing to roll out a new fee for developers aimed at providing some benefits to the neighbouring community in exchange for taller, denser developments. In the vein of some recent negotiations that have seen developers provide additional money for community projects in exchange for rezonings, the city wants to make use of a Planning Act provision that lets it ask for money to pay for community centres, sidewalk improvements, child-care centres, parks and other amenities that will serve the residents of the new development and their neighbours. It’s a move aimed at calming some of the stormy community reaction that often follows development proposals that exceed existing height restrictions on their properties, especially in the city’s urban areas, in favour of intensification. Encouraging more people to live downtown is a key city policy meant to curb urban sprawl, but changing the zoning to allow for intensified development often leaves neighbours feeling shortchanged. Taking advantage of community benefits through “Section 37” payments (the section of the provincial Planning Act that allows them) should make intensification less of a bitter pill to swallow for downtown communities, said city planners who explained the policy to about 40 people gathered at city hall on Dec. 6. Those people, many of whom represented community associations, have been awaiting the guidelines as a way to get something back for the community when large developments come into the neighbourhood. But many of them were unhappy with the results of the guidelines, saying the policy wouldn’t collect enough money to make it worthwhile. City planner Stan Wilder cautioned residents not to expect “many millions of dollars.” Instead, the payment from each new, large development would likely fall within the hundreds of thousands. “This is peanuts. It’s worth nothing,” said Paul Goodkey from the Old Ottawa East Community Association, adding, “It’s not worth the time.” But Alain Miguelez, another city planner, noted that getting some form of community benefit is better than nothing, which is what the community gets now.

margin. “The question for a developer is how much is he going to raise his prices to pay the blackmailer at the city and hope to end up with a few pennies in his pocket,” Herbert said. Developers feel penalized by the policy because they feel the upzonings are needed in order to hit the intensification targets the city has set, Herbert said. “They basically put a gun to our head and said, ‘These are the only projects we’ll approve,’” Herbert said, referring to dense development, and now there will be an extra fee to do that, he added.

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Tel: (613) 276-5481; (613) 440-5481 202 – 100 Malvern Drive Nepean, Sunday Service 10.30am – 12.30pm Bible study / Night Vigil: Friday 10.00pm – 1.00am Website: heavensgateottawa.org E-mail: heavensgatechapel@yahoo.ca

Bethany United Church

Our Lady Of The Visitation Parish

Join us for Worship & Fellowship Sundays: 9:30 am Traditional with Choir 11:00 am Band, Sunday School

Masses:

December 18th Christmas Pageant: 11:00 am One service only

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December 25th Christmas Day: No Service

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Christmas Eve Service is at 6pm on Saturday Dec.24th NO Services on Sunday December 25th There is a Service at FallowďŹ eld United Church at 0930 on Sunday December 25th 119 Steeple Hill Road, Nepean, Ont.

Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th - 7:00pm Christmas Day - Dec. 25th - 10:30am

Saturday 5:00 pm 3UNDAYWITH#HILDRENS,ITURGY AM 7EEKDAYS 7EDn&RIAM

New Year’s Mass Schedule: 3AT$ECSTPM 3UN*ANSTAM 1215.379593

December 24th Christmas Eve Services: 6:00 pm Contemporary Service 8:00 pm Candlelight Communion

6 Epworth Avenue, Nepean (613) 224-1021 www.cityviewunited.org Ministers: Rev. Neil Wallace Margie Ann MacDonald

715 Roosevelt Ave. (2 blocks north of Carling and Cole) Pastor: Rev. Marek Sabol (613) 722- 0802 Visit: http://www.oursaviourottawa.com

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City View United Church

Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

1110.369772

1208.380162

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Our Saviour Lutheran Church

The Redeemed Christian Church of God

Heaven’s Gate Chapel 1201.370147

Sunday Services - Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 Christmas Eve at 7:00pm - Holy Eucharist Christmas Day at 10:00am - Holy Eucharist

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Pleasant Park Baptist

Choir Candlelight Service Dec 18th – 7:00 pm

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 www.sawoodroffe.org

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Dec. 4 White Gift Sunday 10:00 am Dec. 4 Family Christmas Gathering and Carol Sing 4:00 pm-7:00 pm Dec. 11 Children’s Musical: You Can’t Cancel Christmas 10:00 am Dec. 18 Lessons and Carols 9:30 am and 11:00 am Dec. 24 Christmas Pageant 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service 10:00 pm Dec. 25 Informal Church Service 10:00 am

Sunday Worship 10:30 am

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

Christmas Eve services - 6:30, 8:30, 10:30 pm

December Highlights

Invites you to celebrate Christ’s coming with Rev. Dean Noakes Sunday service is at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886 pleasantparkbaptist.org

1215.380194

2203 Alta Vista Drive

Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

0127.353011

Sunday Worship – 9:30 and 11:15

December 25th Choral Eucharist 10 am “All are welcome without exception�

1208.380163

Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray

faith@magma.ca www.magma.ca/~faith

0428.345698

December 24th: Family Christmas Service 4 pm Carol Singing 9:30 pm Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist 10 pm

Rideau Park United Church

613-722-1144

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

December 17th through 23rd: 5:30 pm Contemplative Vespers

Dominion-Chalmers United Church

Email: admin@mywestminister.ca

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

Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season.

470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro www.mywestminster.ca

Parkdale United Church

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

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

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

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Worship 10:30 Sundays

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

Adult Worship and Sunday School Every Sunday at 11:00 am

Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin 1244, place Kilborn Ottawa, Ontario 613.733.0513 www.stthomasdaquin.ca

Le 24 dĂŠcembre - Samedi 16H30, 19H et 22H Le 25 dĂŠcembre - Dimanche 11H30

.OWOPENFORRENTALS www.avisitationbanquetcentre.com 613-822-1777

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Sainte-Geneviève

825 avenue Canterbury Ottawa, Ontario 613.731.3772 www.sainte-genevieve.ca

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NativitĂŠ de NotreSeigneur-JĂŠsus-Chirst 355 rue Acton Ottawa, Ontario 613.521.5347 jeanlmx@yahoo.ca

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KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 5533 Dickinson St., Manotick, Ontario “A friendly church with a warm welcome�

0217.352787

Pastor: Rev. Kelly Graham Knox church ofďŹ ce: 613-692-4228

2400 Alta Vista Drive (613) 733 0131 Sunday Worship at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; Ample parking; OC Transpo route 8 A warm welcome awaits you. Minister: Alex Mitchell sttimothys@on.aibn.com www.sttimsottawa.com

1215.379599

Sunday Service 10:00 am

Dec. 18th Advent IV: Positive Dreaming 7:00pm The Christmas Story: An Evening of Christmas Readings and Songs Nursery and Church School provided Website: www.knoxmanotick.ca

St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church 0210.352766

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CHURCH OF ST. BARNABAS A & M

Catholic Church

415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park) 613-728-0201 www.saintgeorges.ca

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

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Industrial & Russel 726 Industrial Avenue Ottawa, ON. K1G 0Y9 Sunday @ 10:30am Wednesday @ 7:00pm

Bayshore & Carling 50 Bayshore Drive (Bayshore Catholic School) Ottawa, ON. K2B 6M8 Sunday @ 10:30am

St Joseph & Place D’Orleans 255 Centrum Boulevard (City of Ottawa Bldg) Ottawa, ON. K1E 3W3 Sunday @ 11am

Elgin & Lewis 320 Jack Purcell Lane

Bus Driver Wanted- Local company requires full time Charter & School Route Drivers. Must have Class B or C License to apply. www.wubs.ca 613-223-9765.

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

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www.smythsapples.com (Updates & Specials) 3768 Hwy 43 W, Smiths Falls. New Mattress Sale. Ontario made. Factory Direct. No HST until Christmas. Single starting at $150/set, Doubles starting $189/set, Queen sets from $299. Open 10 am-5 pm daily until Christmas! 10 Models in stock including Firm, Pocketcoil & Pillowtop. We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances. (613)284-8281 www.usedbedsale.homestead.com/index.html Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549.

HELP WANTED Administrative Assistant. Enjoy helping people? Organized and a quick learner? Consider technology a tool for communicating with others and working more effectively and enjoyably? Thrive in a fast-paced yet supportive team environment? Visit nefflawoffice.com/contact_careers .html Professional Caregivers (Foster Parents) and Child/Youth Workers Wanted. Connor Homes in now hiring in your area. Please visit our website www.connorhomes.com and check out the career section. Email resumes to: sarah@connorhomes.com

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Seeking Extra Income? Want to improve your skills & make a difference? Start your own business today! Call (613)867-3065 for details. www.the-team.biz Straight Commission Sales Representative. Established Solar Energy Developer looking for an individual who is self-starter. You will be responsible for identifying decision makers in the purchase or lease of roof or ground mounted solar arrays. Cold calling skills with some technical knowledge will be an asset. Flexible schedule. Interested candidates can send resume to: solarenergy2000@hotmail.com Thai Chef, f/t, minimum 5 years experience. Bank South, Ottawa. $13 hourly. 35 hours weekly. Details contact (613)850-3928.

Certified Health Care Aide available. Companion service for seniors in their home and nursing homes. Experienced with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and the frail elderly. (613)292-2518. Live Out Nanny. The Granny Nanny offers intuitive, highly experienced loving care, 3-5 days weekly starting January. www.thegrannynanny.vpweb.ca (819)271- 6746. Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit www.sosonsite.com

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Do you want to be a part of a vibrant, supportive team environment? Do you have a passion for providing exemplary patient care? Then you should take advantage of this opportunity with the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital Corporation! The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital is located in the Town of Arnprior, less than 30 minutes northwest of Ottawa. There are approximately 300 staff, 260 volunteers, and a growing number of medical staff providing exemplary care to over 30,000 residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and portions of Mississippi Mills. The Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital is currently seeking 1 Permanent Part-Time Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator. The Occupational Health and Safety Coordinator will plan, organize and direct activities as they pertain to Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness in addition to providing primary care, follow-up and counseling to employees across the ADMH Corporation. QualiďŹ cations: s2EGISTERED.URSELICENSEDWITHTHE#./ s"3C.ISPREFERRED s/CCUPATIONAL(EALTH.URSE#ERTIlCATECOMPLETEDORINPROGRESS s$EMONSTRATEDABILITYTOWORKINDEPENDENTLYWHILEPOSSESSINGTHEABILITY TOWORKINACOLLABORATIVEMANNER s%XCELLENTCOMMUNICATIONANDCOMPUTERSKILLS Applications will be accepted up to and including Friday December 23, 2011. Please apply to: %LAINE$RABIK (UMAN2ESOURCES'ENERALIST Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital 'ROVE.URSING(OME 350 John Street N, Arnprior ON, K7S 2P6 %MAILEDRABIK ARNPRIORHOSPITALCOMORBY&AX  

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We worship at 10:00 am at the Pierre Elliot Trudeau school, 601 LongďŹ elds Drive, in Barrhaven.

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Our area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail: editor@thenewsemc.ca To Dec. 17: Annual Art of Giving exhibition where artists of the gallery are given a wall space they fill as they choose at Patrick John Mills contemporary fine art gallery. The gallery takes no commission on any of the sales and each artist is asked to donate a work to a local charity. For details, call 613-729-0406.

Hamilton, Head of Music at Canterbury High School, the choristers will sing a blend of holiday music to warm your heart at 7:30 p.m. Dessert reception to follow. The event takes place at Woodroffe United Church, 201 Woodroffe Ave. Admission for adults is $10, children under 12 are free.

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Laurie Hamilton, CHS head of music, the Choristers will sing a blend of holiday music at Woodroffe United Church, 201 Woodroffe Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Dessert reception to follow. Adults $10, children under 12 free. Dec. 17: The Hallelujah Gospel Chorus presents Sing Noel, an evening of gospelstyle Christmas music and carol sing-along at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. at 7 p.m. Free parking. Free will offering in aid of Waupoos Foundation and

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Dec. 18: Chorus Ecclesiae, conducted by Lawrence Harris, present a concert of carols and Gregorian chants at Cloister of the Dominican Convent, 96 Empress Ave., off Somerset, two traffic lights west of Bronson. Free admission. Times are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 613-567-7729 for details. Dec. 20: At 1:30 p.m., the Ottawa Orchid Society (OOS) is pleased to present André Couture of the OOS who will deliver a talk on the amazing Vandaceous plants, at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview at Scott. Visitors welcome. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact ek345@ncf.ca or call 613237-0494.

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TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a good night is in store this week. The night brings rewards you did not expect. Working hard yields more than financial success.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, there’s not much you can do about the current situation. Complaining about things won’t solve anything, so why waste the breath? Better news is on the horizon.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Trust your instincts, Gemini. Someone who seems like they have your best interests at heart really may have ulterior motives. Heed Capricorn’s sage advice. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may feel like you’re the only one keeping the ship from sinking. However, this is not the case. Behindthe-scenes work is taking place, too. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it seems as if drama is always following you. That’s because you tend to be the life of the party or prefer all eyes be on you. Think about being less conspicuous. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it’s hard to keep friends if you are overly critical of the way they live their lives. Remember, no one is perfect — including you. Keep an open mind.

Last week’s answers

CLUES ACROSS 1. Angry 4. Mr. Claus SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 9.many Minerals You’re in over your head, Sagittarius. Too projects and not enough helpers can leave you feeling over11. Gluten-free diet disease whelmed. You may want to tackle one thing at a time. 12. Nickel-cadmium CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, new beginnings have arrived and you’re excited accumulator about all of the prospects. Others may share your joy but not to the extent that you do. 14. Day or rest & worship AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 15. King of Magadha (273-232) Aquarius, it’s alright to be cautious with your decisions, but taking much too long could indicate16. you’re Satisfy not ready for aan appetite change. Soon a spouse or partner will grow impatient. 17. Stage signal PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 It’s hard to accept help sometimes, 18. Pisces. Durable But help is what aromatic wood you need right now. Accept it with open arms. 19. Something used to lure 20. Actress Basinger 21. A rare and exceptional Thisperson weeks puzzle answers in 24. July Quick 15th issue head movement 25. Yeddo 26. Mythological bird 27. Root mean square (abbr.)

28. Chart of the Earth’s surface 29. Fish eggs 30. Recto 37. The cry made by sheep 38. Pitcher 39. Supports climbing plants 40. Arbitrager 41. Winglike structures 42. Singer Ross 43. Belonging to Barney & Betty 45. “Promises” author Wendi 46. Swindles 47. In widespread existence 48. Those opposed to 49. Used to be U___ CLUES DOWN 1. Grace’s Principality 2. No longer seated

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

Taurus, there’s nothing mysterious about a presentation that is made, which earns your interest. This could be a good opportunity for a change if you pursue it. Gemini, you are trying to purchase something that has sentimental value but you can’t seem to find the item you have in mind. Don’t devote too much energy to the challenge.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

26. A scrap of cloth 27. Cry loudly 28. Actress Farrow 29. S. Korean Pres. Syngman (1948-65) 30. Rectangular grooved joint 31. “___ the night before Christmas” 32. Male parents 33. Earlier in time 34. Rampart of felled trees 35. Scoundrel (Yiddish) 36. Pencilmark remover 37. Danish ballet dancer Erik 40. Blood clams genus 41. Subsititutes (abbr.) 44. Spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

Aries, pretending to enjoy something you don’t like will not make for a productive week. Speak your mind. If something is bothering you, say so.

You have nothing on your mind except having fun, Libra, and that’s OK. Since you’ve been working so hard lately, it’s actually a good opportunity to do something to let loose. Scorpio, although things have been a bit hectic, you have found new strategies for not letting the stress affect your well-being. You’re enjoying the ride, instead. Sagittarius, organization at home can go a long way to bringing a new outlook on your life. Think about eliminating some of the clutter that has taken over.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

When someone at work makes an announcement, you are caught off-guard by the news. It will take you a few days to recover, but then it’s business as usual.

It’s high time you share some of the responsibility with someone else, Capricorn. Managing everything yourself is a one-way ticket to getting stressed out. That’s not what you need.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

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3. Translate into ordinary language 4. Point that is one point E of SE 5. Linen vestment worn by priests 6. A B vitamin 7. Ryan O’Neal’s daughter 8. Dull steady pain 10. Seaport on Osaka Bay 11. Cowpunchers 13. Mend a sock 14. Ship’s canvas 16. Aformentioned 19. Big man on campus 20. English actress Stark 22. Malaria mosquitoes 23. Many subconsciousses

The cliche, “save for a rainy” day was never more appropriate, Leo. Your rainy day has arrived, and you may need to tap into saved funds just to get along.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, others could find you’re acting irrationally, and that’s not within your character. It could be time to step aside and regroup, which may paint a clearer picture of your behavior.

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Aquarius, contrary to what you may believe, you cannot always be right in every situation. Thinking this way is counterproductive to your relationships and could affect friendships.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Rethink a financial strategy, Pisces. Examine all the ins and outs and consider all the pros and cons before committing.

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