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EMC news - Jamellia Camel feels that high school can be a tough place sometimes. She’s tired of hearing her peers call things “gay” when they mean “stupid.” She doesn’t like hearing bullies make fun of other students for being different. That’s why the 16-year-old student from Woodroffe High School has been part of the school’s Diversity Club since it started in September. “I have a lot of family and friends that are gay and lesbian,” said Camel. “You want to see humans treat other humans good. It doesn’t make sense to me when people treat others so badly.” Camel, along with about 10 other students, meets every Tuesday with teacher Mylène AbiZeid to think of ways the Diversity Club can make their opinions and voices heard – especially about homophobia in school hallways. Abi-Zeid helped start the club in September, which came out of talks she had with the school’s principal last year. “The principal approached me about starting a club, and said some people came to him with an interest,” the Grade 11 student said. When the club started, it had about four members, but Camel said it has since grown to 10, and members represent all faces of the student body. “We have people talking about the Diversity Club with their group of friends, and it’s getting around the school and becoming successful,” she said. Abi-Zeid said the club took part in the recent Rainbow Youth Forum, and also went on a Jer’s Vision field trip where students got to meet Jeremy Dias – an Ottawa-based equality activist who also visited the school before to talk about homophobia and discrimination. “Schools need (a club) like this and since it’s been created, we’ve had messages from different staff members saying, ‘Thank you; it’s about time,’” Abi-Zeid said. Camel also said the club has had an effect on students, and even though their posters See STUDENTS on page 3


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Grade 2 student Cameron Peachman was excited to see new computers donated to Severn Avenue Public School on Dec. 21.

Severn Avenue Public School boots up 50 donated computers Rebuilt PCs make their way to classrooms Kristy Wallace

EMC news – Even though school buses were cancelled due to freezing rain, students who were present gathered at the Severn Avenue Public School gymnasium to hear that they’d be receiving 50 new computers – all for free. Computers for Schools and La Relance Technological Service, based in Gatineau, donated the computers on Dec. 21. “In the new year, you’ll have a number (of computers) in your own classes, including all grades and even kindergarten,” school’s principal Hanif Jamal told the students. “You’ll be able to use this in your class . . . and they’re what we call ‘refurbished.’ It’s almost like it’s brand new.”

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School board approves downtown accommodation plan Changes prompted by school overcrowding issue Eddie Rwema

A plan that would see programs and students moved between two elementary schools in the Glebe to solve overcrowding problems was endorsed by Ottawa Carleton District School Board trustees at a meeting on Dec. 20. The plan will also see 11 classrooms added to Mutchmor Public School, a project

due to be completed by September 2013. In order to accommodate growing student populations in downtown area schools, the plan introduces a middle French immersion program at First Avenue Public School, allowing Mutchmor to offer a junior kindergarten-Grade 6 early French immersion program. First Avenue, meanwhile, would offer junior kinder-

garten-Grade 6 English and gifted programming. “It is a community based solution that should provide for strong schools and stability for the long term,” said Rob Campbell, Capital and Rideau-Vanier trustee. He said the solutions adopted by the board were completely driven by community consultations. “These are things that the community has been ask-

ing for and hopefully that is what we have delivered,” said Campbell. For close to a year, a working group comprised of representatives from the seven affected schools in Centretown, the Glebe and Old Ottawa South worked together on the overcrowding issue. River zone trustee Shirley Seward said the recommendation from staff and the working group demonstrated

great deal of community engagement. “It was a very intelligent compromise,” said Seward. While most parents at the two Glebe schools indicated at a meeting late last month that they were comfortable with the plan, members of Hopewell Public School’s council were not as excited about the recommendations. They feared it would disrupt students and families and lead to substantial reduction of students at Hopewell. At the Nov. 30 special meeting, Neil Hill, a Hopewell school council representative, said the staff recommendation was completely Glebe-centric in their view. “It addresses some of the problems, but doesn’t address them all in a way that we think is optimal.” The board’s decision will see Hopewell lose half of its intermediate student popu-

lation to Glashan Public School. “Our intermediate program, in particular Grade 7 and 8, will be so small that we fear we will start losing specialist teachers and other resources,” Hill said, adding there was a sudden rush to judgment at the end which focused entirely on solving the Glebe’s problems and didn’t address other areas. Campbell admits not everyone is totally happy about the decisions. “Hopewell now becomes more of regular JK-8 school and loses a lot of intermediates from the Glebe who would now be going to Glashan,” he said. Overall Campbell said he was satisfied with the outcome, especially the role played by the community. “It’s a great process, I think it is empowering and it builds communities,” he said.


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New litters of pups need homes EMC news - New litters have arrived. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is pleased to announce the birth of our latest litters of puppies. Within several weeks, these puppies will require foster homes to learn what it takes to become a “good dog” before entering formal training to become guide dogs or assistance dogs to help someone in need. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster families for our latest arrivals. You must be home most of the day or obtain permission to take the dog to work with you. You require access to a vehicle for veterinary appointments and training sessions. All food and veterinary expenses are provided. This is a 12 to 18 month commitment, raising and training the dog in your home, with the expectation for daily long walks in all conditions. When the dog is ready to enter into formal training at the national training centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in Manotick, you must be prepared to give up the dog so that it may continue its journey to aid as a guide dog or assistance dog.  Information sessions will be scheduled in January 2012. For more information, contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind at 613-692-7777 or email


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EMC news - Habitat for Humanity Canada and the Assembly of First Nations have joined forces to improve housing in First Nations communities. Together they will collaborate to increase First Nations’ involvement in Habitat projects and increase opportunities for First Nations people to further their knowledge and skills applicable to housing, while

As part of the partnership, Habitat for Humanity Canada and AFN will establish a committee dedicated to overseeing and assessing the effectiveness of the work to be carried out under the new partnership agreement.  The committee will be co-chaired by one representative of AFN and one representative of Habitat for Humanity Canada.



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Woodroffe High School teacher Mylène Abi-Zeid and Grade 11 student Jamellia Camel, 16, are working together to promote diversity at the high school.

sometimes still get ripped down by students, the messages are getting through to some. “Woodroffe is pretty diverse on its own,” she said. “There are a lot of religions and cultures at Woodroffe. When you come into the school, you’re exposed to diversity, and I think just being exposed to diversity makes people more open.” Abi-Zeid added that she tells her students that things can’t change overnight, but having a Diversity Club is a good start. “The school will have growing pains – we have some cultures who are completely homophobic and non-accepting,” she said. “We hope to get

them to come around and understand (homosexuality) isn’t a choice you make.”

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EMC news - Nearly 60 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts this year in communities across Ontario, significantly bettering last year’s mark of 40. The most southerly count will be at Point Pelee, the most northerly will be co-ordinated by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists. All bird counts are open to the public and, for many, the counts have become a holiday tradition as predictable as bad Christmas sweaters. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. This year, nearly 400 Christmas bird counts will be held in Canada – 125 in Ontario alone – attended by some 12,000 volunteer, citizen scientists. Last year, counts were held in every Canadian province and the almost 12,000 participants identified a whopping 3.3 million birds. In Ontario, on Christmas day in 1900, 27 observers went out in 25 towns to count birds for a census. More than a century later, the now annual event is the single longest running and most popular bird survey in the western hemisphere. This year, the Christmas Bird Count is expected to attract more than 50,000 observers in 2,000 locations across North America. The count began on Dec. 14 and continues until Jan. 5. The counts are conducted over the course of a single day. Volunteers are assigned specific routes within a 24-kilometre diameter circle. The data collected allow researchers and conservation organizations to study the long-term health, population numbers, and ranges of birds across North America. Armed with this information, groups like Ontario Nature can effectively determine and evaluate conservation activities. “The volunteer-driven counts provide essential information to help us protect wildlife,” said Caroline Schultz, executive director of Ontario Nature. “The Christmas Bird Count contributes enormously to our understanding the dynamics of bird populations across Ontario.” American ornithologist Frank Chapman’s suggestion, in 1900, that birds be counted instead of shot changed the course of ornithological history and set in motion what has become an extraordinary conservation tool. Bird Studies Canada co-ordinates the count in Canada in a joint program with the National Audubon Society. For a full list of the Ontario Nature member groups that are holding bird counts and when, please visit

EMC news - The Honourable David Onley, who depends on an electric scooter to get around, was the keynote speaker at a Rotary Club of West Ottawa meeting that dispelled myths among potential employers about intellectually disabled persons as employees. “(The speech) was from the heart for sure,” said Gaye Moffett, founder and owner of GEM Health Care Services Inc. and also a Rotary member. “It’s an awareness thing – employers have to become more aware and be committed.” Recently the Rotary Club of West Ottawa, in partnership with Canadian charity LiveWorkPlay, staged an evening event for members of the Ottawa business community at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa West. Rotarian Ken Sparks organized the event, which brought out more than 100 people who came to hear about myths potential employers may believe. Sparks said he got involved in the Rotary at Work – Building a New Workforce program, which was spearheaded by a Rotarian in Whitby, Ont., and helps disabled people get into the workforce. LiveWorkPlay was also involved in the meeting, and is a service provider that helps intellectually disabled people

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The Rotary Club of West Ottawa, partnered with the charity LiveWorkPlay to hold an evening event for members of the Ottawa business community recently at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa West. Lieutenant Governor David Onley was the keynote speaker at the event. good,” said Sparks, adding that the message got through to business people who attended the meeting. “People

be included in the community – including helping them find work. “(The feedback) was very

thought it was wonderful, and a good evening.” Moffett said she learned about the many myths some business owners have about hiring someone who is disabled. “Many employers think that they can’t do the job as well as another person,” she said, adding that there are statistics that prove otherwise. “There is better attendance and better commitment (from these employees).” Sparks added that some employers might think there is a large amount of money involved in setting up a disabled employee to work somewhere, when the reality is that that’s not true. “There’s a better safety factor on the job, better attendance rate and better motivation,” Sparks said. “All I can think about is, when I look at employers, they really need to know this. An employer who doesn’t see this is missing something.” Sparks said the presentation will continue to be shown at different Rotary Club events across Ontario and he hopes the message will get across to employers. For information on LiveWorkPlay, visit their website at Information on the Rotary Club of West Ottawa can be found at

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Taylor hopes to tackle long-term issues in 2012

Hobbs makes traffic part of new years resolutions

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Champlain Park area and look at McKellar Park traffic, as well as on Roosevelt Avenue. “I want to look at different ways of slowing traffic instead of speed bumps,” she said. “I wish overall that all drivers in the city would slow down and consider that they’re going through neighbourhoods, and consider others.” Hobbs also said she expects residents in Kitchissippi ward to continue on with their spirit of giving – especially around the holidays, where communities in the ward host Christmas and holiday meals “That’s a big thing Kitchissippi is known for,” said Hobbs. As for celebrating New Year’s Eve, Hobbs said she might stay home or celebrate with her sister who lives in Brockville, Ont. “I might stay (in Ottawa) and have a very low key holiday,” she said.

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EMC news - Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs is looking forward to 2012 – especially with new initiatives expected to happen in the ward including the new veterans’ square set to start construction beside the Westboro Legion. “I’m excited about working with the Legion, expanding that and getting that built in 2012,” said Hobbs. When it comes to development in Kitchissippi, Hobbs said she looks forward to the planning summit expected for 2012 and hopes to see the community out. “I hope as future developments come up that we make sure the community feels they’re heard,” she said. Traffic issues are the biggest thing that Hobbs hopes to resolve this year, noting that

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Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said she hopes to resolve traffic issues in her ward in 2012. the traffic light at Island Park Drive and Iona Street that opened in mid-December was a good start. She added that she wants to put traffic measures in the


EMC news - Bringing a resolution to the Britannia flood-proofing issue and revitalizing Bayshore Shopping Centre are some of the things Bay Coun. Mark Taylor looks forward to seeing in 2012. “We’re very fortunate that we spent 2011 laying a lot of the groundwork for some of these things,” said Taylor. “We’ll see more increased economic development, and folks will start to see revitalization in older parts of the city.” Taylor said 2012 will bring forward projects like more economic development happening on Carling Avenue. “(Residents) will see new shops and services going in and notice a kind of reinvigorated sense of community,” Taylor said. He added that he is looking into neighbourhood parks, like Michele Park, where a rally was recently held by Ottawa Acorn members who demanded improvements and safety measures at the park. Taylor said he’ll be looking at things like lighting,

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Bay Coun. Mark Taylor looks forward to getting some larger issues in his ward addressed – including finding a resolution to the Britannia flood-proofing barrier. park upgrades, increasing the number of trash cans and encouraging foot traffic to the park. He also said he hopes to find a resolution in Britannia Village, where members of the community have been divided for years over whether or not to put up a flood-proof-

ing barrier. As for New Year’s Eve, he hopes to ring in the new year with his wife Christine quietly at home. “There are very, very few times a year that nobody wants to meet,” Taylor laughed, adding that he’s taking advantage of the quiet time.

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McRae to get River ward U.S. border changes coming residents involved in 2012 EMC news - Following the Beyond the Border announcement made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month, Pierre Poilievre, parliamentary secretary to the minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced on Dec. 22 that travelling to the United States by air will be easier for Canadian travellers. The announcement was made at seven airports across Canada, including Ottawa’s MacDonald-Cartier Airport.

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River Ward Coun. Maria McRae opens a playstructure in Carlington this year on Caldwell Avenue. She’s looking forward to initiatives at other parks, like Mooney’s Bay Park. rebuilt and refurbished almost every single structure in the entire ward.” She said there are a few more things she hopes to accomplish, like refreshing Mooney’s Bay Park and find-


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EMC news - River Ward Coun. Maria McRae is proud of what she’s accomplished in 2011, and said she’s looking forward to what 2012 has in store for her ward. “From a predictions perspective, I’m very lucky to be representing an outstanding ward,” said McRae. “I predict that residents will continue being involved in local issues, caring about their community and effecting positive change.” She said 2011 was a year where major projects got underway, like the Carling Avenue reconstruction involving the implementation of a new watermain, Heron Road bridge, and a bridge over the Airport Parkway that’s scheduled to be finished in 2012. “My number one concern is mobility and employment, and that opens up a huge possibility for the South Keys mall,” said McRae, adding that she hopes to work on some smaller projects in 2012. “If you look back eight years, we’ve

Poilievre said the government is focused on creating jobs and economic growth, and good news for consumers is good news for our economy. “By the time spring break is upon us, it will be easier for air travellers to fly to the United States,” he said. Passengers travelling to the U.S. will soon be able to use NEXUS cards to expedite screening at Canada’s eight largest airports – Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver – using dedicated screening lines.




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OPINION Sting of transit cuts threatens to live on

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City council is still singing a harmonious tune more than a year after being sworn in, and to hear the mayor speak, that would be its major accomplishment. To be certain, a collegial atmosphere and renewed work ethic around the council horseshoe is something taxpayers can appreciate. But as we head into the new year, the co-operative spirit at city hall is not the most noticeable bit from this council’s 2011 that will be remembered well into 2012. When it comes to impact on most

of us living in the city, it will be hard to beat council’s decision to slash $20 million from the transit budget. The Sept. 4 route “optimization� was the source of much anger directed at city hall, but unlike what happens after many contentious council decisions, the opposition didn’t stop after the unanimous vote was tallied. Residents hammered their councillors over changes in their neighbourhoods. Petitions were circulated and rallies were staged right up until Sept. 4 and continued long afterward.

After the changes took place, social media outbursts, letters to the editor and water-cooler chatter continued about the fallout from the cuts. It was the single biggest overhaul of the OC Transpo route map in many years – probably since the advent of the Transitway. And it’s not something that will benignly slip away with the turning of the calendar. Overcrowded buses were an expected consequence, but when combined with ridership growth, the system was overwhelmed. Despite

setting out to save $20 million, city council has already voted to toss another $5.5 million at OC Transpo in an attempt to keep afloat. Councillors and transit mandarins are quick to deny they cut too much. Rather, they didn’t expect so many riders to hop on board. One transit commissioner, Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, even called overcrowding “a sign of excellence� at a recent transit commission meeting. The transit system needs to be financially sustainable, but in order

to do that it also needs to attract riders. City councillors would have us believe that an unstoppable flood of riders are hopping on OC Transpo. Time will tell if the optimization has a negative impact on ridership, but turning people off public transit as the city embarks on a grandiose plan to create a light-rail system is not the best tactic. We need to be creating a culture of transit ridership in Ottawa, not planting a seed of skepticism in people’s minds about whether the city can manage its current, and future, transit system.


2012: The year of getting taller CHARLES GORDON Funny Town The year 2011 wasn’t so bad. The weather was pretty good, particularly in the summer. Ottawa’s downtown didn’t get dug up for tunnels. A number of evil dictators left the scene, although not in Ottawa. The opening of IKEA didn’t tie up traffic for weeks, as predicted. Actually, the opening of IKEA didn’t tie up traffic for minutes. Other areas were not so bad either. The economy – well, the economy could have been worse, which is a bit of a scary thought. More encouragingly, the capital region was not overrun by poisonous snakes. Temperatures did not reach -50. And if there were any hurricanes around here, they went unreported. Unfortunately, it cannot be guaranteed that 2012 won’t be worse. Ominous signs are everywhere. Many of them look like Road Under Construction signs, but there are others as well. The leading economic indicators are leading downhill. The global temperatures keep climbing, even when we don’t want them to. The political polls show fewer and fewer of us showing much interest. So what is there to look forward to? Is there any reason not to give up hope and move to Timbuktu or a suburb of Calgary? Well, it depends on your reaction to the following scientifically derived predictions for 2012. First of all, our National Hockey League team. The Senators are rebuilding, as you know. The good thing about that is that if they don’t win, we can assume they will be better next year. And if they win, we can assume they will be even better than that next year. There is nothing to lose with this attitude, except for losing.

Tunneling under downtown may concern you, as a source of noise, dust and traffic chaos. Or you may just be looking forward to getting it over with. The prediction is that there will be no tunneling this year. However, yellow lines will be painted here and there. We will, in fact, be grateful for even that, because government cutbacks will make yellow paint difficult to come by, as well as a lot of other things, including staff and money. Governments will have to learn to do more with less, which, when you translate it into plain speech, means doing less. This will affect a number of important projects, none so much as the proposal to give the National Arts Centre a more imposing entrance on Elgin Street. The more imposing entrance will now consist of some arrows on the sidewalk, made with yellow paint, pointing to the existing entrance at the back. As we have seen in years past, government cutbacks affect all aspects of life. For example, as we approach the end of 2012, we will notice that there are only 11 days of Christmas. Not everything will be declining, however. One thing that will be increasing will be the height of new buildings. This is due to one of the miracles of Ottawa life – namely, the ability of new condo towers to grow well past the heights to which they are legally entitled. More such magic building are in store for 2012. The tallest one, so far, is scheduled for 89 storeys. It will be in the Glebe somewhere. True, 89 storeys may seem rather high, but the developers will be asking for 136 stories. Zoning is for three storeys, so 89 seems like a natural compromise, especially since it is certain that the Ontario Municipal Board will allow 148, should the decision be appealed. Your final thing to look forward to in 2012 is the building of another IKEA. The new one, out at Iris and Greenbank, turned out to be not big enough to house the anticipated Occupy IKEA movement. The new one is estimated to be the size of three airports. It will be built right next door to you, although it is not exactly zoned for that.

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2011: Remembering the year that was Residents try to save Roman Avenue homes

Queensway Terrace North residents had been facing possible expropriation of their homes to make way for a Lincoln Fields to Bayshore transit route for years. Around January, the issue was brought back up at a meeting between the neighbourhood’s community association and the City of Ottawa. Henry Swiech, who’s the Queensway Terrace North Community association president, said he felt that city talks didn’t go well and was worried there were no alternatives to expropriation. Bay Coun. Mark Taylor voiced his concerns of expropriation as well, stating that it would be best to “avoid displacing lifetime homeowners in an established community.” Parkdale Market gets makeover for 2011

Hintonburg’s Parkdale Market got a facelift for the 2011 season, offering art vendors and refrigerated goods thanks to a new vending structure that was put in place for the spring season. Paolo Copelli, markets coordinator for the City of Ottawa, said that the tender went out in January for the new structure’s canopy frame to help improve the experience for both the vendors and customers. The nearby field house also became a site that offered refrigerated goods like eggs, milk and cheese. Annie Hillis of the Wellington West Business Im-

provement Area said she was excited for the market’s makeover, and expected positive feedback from the community.

as damaging floods happened very rarely.

Carlingwood Shopping Centre talks trash

A 12-storey building on Champagne Avenue and a pair of office towers at 855 Carling Ave. got a lot of heat from residents who said that traffic in the area was bad enough – and they didn’t need any additional cars. However, Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said no one will know the impact until the buildings are actually up. The Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association’s vicepresident Katherine Steinhoff said the developments could attract up to 1,000 additional people on the roads, especially since another two condo towers were approved for 125 Hickory St. The developer for 125 Hickory St., Mastercraft Starwood, has offered up $30,000 for the community to put towards a traffic study.

Near the end of January, residents in Ottawa’s west end gathered at Carlingwood Shopping Centre to give feedback on trash collection in the middle of a debate on whether or not to cut back collection to every other week. City officials were on site to get feedback from residents and find out how the city could improve the way garbage and recycling is collected. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli was also on site, hearing residents’ feedback and said that he wanted to get the message across of the importance of diverting at least 60 per cent of waste to green bins. Residents concerned over new Walmart

West-end residents were worried that the new Walmart Superstore would cause even more traffic headaches at its location on the corner of Baseline Road and Clyde Avenue. Residents said it was built at a “failed intersection” – meaning there is too much traffic for the intersection to manage. Neighbours in the Copeland Park area also had split opinions on the store’s opening – some were against the way Walmart operates, while others were happy to see a new selection of low prices and a food section. The new Walmart Superstore held its grand opening

Civic Hospital area residents concerned about traffic, development

Machiko Iwakiri owns a floral shop in the Hintonburg area, and said she had to order flowers months in advance for Valentine’s Day. on Jan. 28.

see improvements being made to cycling lanes and traffic on the west-end street.


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Carling Avenue goes under construction

Ottawa West residents were beginning to prepare for Carling Avenue construction that would begin in March. The construction was also expected to coincide with upgrades to the Queensway and Carling and Kirkwood. River Coun. Maria McRae said the city had done significant research into the project, and the outcome would mean a smoother ride down Carling Avenue, as well as an update to watermains and sewers. While residents were concerned about the disruption the construction was expected to cause, they were happy to

Even thought the sidewalks were covered in snow throughout February, two local organizations were looking into a possible bike share program that could see Wellington West residents change the way they run errands and move around the community. Causeway, an organization that helps give work to people who might have a hard time finding employment and SLOWest, a sustainable living organization in Ottawa’s west end, were involved in the program – which was also backed by Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs and the Wellington West Business Improvement Area. The program also fit with Mayor Jim Watson’s idea that Ottawa be a “cycle-friendly city.” Westboro residents wait for convent parkland price tag



The battle between Westboro residents and the city continued in 2011 over a former convent purchased by a developer with plans to build a condo on the lands. As part of the battle, a group of Westboro residents wanted to purchase land from the former convent site to keep it as parkland – but played the waiting game as they tried to find out how much it would cost. There were ideas tossed around as to how to purchase the land, including a possible tax levy on Kitchissippi residents who live inside and outside the Westboro community. New smoke-free condo goes up on Holland Avenue

A local group that advocates for non-smokers’ rights was happy to hear that a new condo going up on Holland Avenue would be smoke-free. The developer, Domicile Developments, would construct an eight-storey condominium on Holland that would be the first in the city to go smoke-free.

While some smokers might be opposed to the rule, lawyer Michael Polowin said that a condominium can make its own rules, and Domicile Developments was not infringing on anyone’s rights by making the decision. The new Holland Avenue condo was also expected to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

March Westboro’s ski museum moves location

The Canadian Ski Museum and Hall of Fame announced it will be moving to a new location after 40 years at its Scott Street location. The president of the museum, Ivo Krepka, said the reason for the move was lack of funding, and added that the museum could be moved to the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The museum houses all kinds of ski equipment, from clothing to race results. There is even Olympic memorabilia visitors can see first-hand at the museum, and a signed menu from the ship that took Canadian Olympic skiers to Switzerland in the 1928 Winter Olympics. Britannia residents work together for flood-proofing barrier

Residents might have had different opinions about constructing a flood-proofing barrier along their backyards in Britannia Village, but in March the opposing sides came together to try and compromise. Bay Coun. Mark Taylor said the meeting was the first time that residents have been able to work together and share their common concerns about the project. Some residents said that their houses, which are situated along the Ottawa River, are susceptible to floods and there should be a barrier in place to protect the homes. Others opposed the barrier, saying that the community didn’t need it

Ottawa Theatre School takes giant leap forward

Westboro’s Ottawa Theatre School became an accredited college, competing against institutions like George Brown College in Toronto for aspiring artists. The school was designated as an Ontario private career college – meaning students there can now receive a college diploma as well as qualify for provincial student loans. The school’s officials said Ottawa Theatre School provides a good choice for parents in today’s economy who want a local choice for students who want to earn a theatre diploma. While there was no immediate partnerships set up, faculty members said they hope that they can partner with other colleges and universities in the future.

April Residents react to federal election

When the federal government called an election, members of Ottawa West communities had their say. The federal election came months after the city held its municipal elections, and months before provincial elections in October. While some residents said they weren’t ready for another election, others took the chance as an opportunity to express their concerns. Roland Dorsay, an Island Park Drive resident, wanted to know what the federal government would do about building another interprovincial bridge that crosses between Ontario and Quebec. Other residents felt as though the looming federal election wouldn’t change anything, no matter the outcome.

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announcement in April about the line-up and theme of the event – Westfest was going naked. The “naked” theme refers to the eighth annual festival’s headliner Bif Naked who battled breast cancer and wrote her new album The Promise. Westfest was also going to be held in a new location, which was in the field behind the Great Canadian Superstore. Elaina Martin, the festival’s organizer, added that Westfest’s opening night will have a new Inuit showcase which would feature Inuit acts from throat singing to pop music.

Hintonburg supports affordable housing project

Hintonburgers held a meeting in April where they learned about the Hintonburg Hub – which would be a partnership of non-profit organizations offering social services and affordable housing in the Salvation Army’s Bethany Hope Centre. Residents in the west-end community supported the idea and were encouraged to email and call their members of federal and provincial parliament, councillors and the mayor to show their support for the development. Organizations involved in the potential hub were the Somerset West Community Health Centre, the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation, and Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa. Residents said there is a need for affordable housing in Ottawa, and a health centre for residents in Hintonburg.

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Westboro residents have their say on transit changes

OC Transpo and ward councillors held meetings across the city in April to get feedback on bus route changes happening in their areas – including Westboro. A crowd of about 70 people showed up to the Westboro Seniors Recreation Cen-

Tug of war was a popular game at the Hintonburg Tulip Festival on May 7. Hundreds of residents came out to the Parkdale Market on the Saturday afternoon to enjoy the festival. tre on April 2. Tears flowed and voices were raised as residents told OC Transpo’s manager of transit service design, Pat Scrimgeour, how

route cuts would impact their daily lives. Scrimgeour told the crowd of about 70 people who showed up on the Saturday

afternoon how Ottawa’s public transit has to save costs, and therefore reduce or cancel bus routes around the city.

Westfest 2011 gets naked: Bif Naked

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At the beginning of May, Metroland reported that the city’s planning committee passed its community design plan (CDP) for Wellington West at the end of April. The CDP is a document that will guide future development. As part of the plan, sites in Wellington West should abide by a six-storey limit. See APP on page 12


Dusty, is a much-loved five-year-old pet parrot that flew the coop when he was spooked by the sound of a loud plane overhead. He went missing from his family’s home for two weeks this past summer. The family was devastated and feared that he would never return. Two weeks later, Dusty was found and brought to the OHS. A joyous reunion with his owners soon followed thanks to the dedicated OHS staff.



O.C. (for Orange Cat) is five years old, and one of the longest residents at the OHS. O.C. was brought to the shelter as a stray last July. Over those five months, shelter staff have come to know this orange tabby very well and observed that he’s definitely a loner. With that in mind, and in order to keep him relaxed and happy to receive visitors at the shelter, O.C. is now housed in a cat condo all his own while he waits patiently for a forever home. ID#A138464



This four-year-old Collie/German Shepherd mix was transferred from another shelter to the OHS. Robyn is always on the go! She’s very intelligent and active, but while in the Adoption Centre, the OHS Canine Behaviour Specialist observed that she was becoming more and more restless and stressed. To keep her busy and stimulated, an enrichment program was developed for her. OHS volunteer dog walkers implemented the program and successfully worked with Robyn to keep her relaxed and to teach her basic commands, until she was adopted into her forever home.


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As 2011 comes to an end, I wish my friends and constituents in River Zone a Happy New Year and the very best for 2012. Like many of you, this is the time of year to think back to what we have achieved. And, like many of you, I make New Year’s resolutions. As your public school Trustee, my year begins in September when the children return to school. For our youngest children, September is their first introduction to school. Full Day Kindergarten One of the most dramatic developments in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board is the roll out of full day kindergarten in our schools. Two of our own schools in River zone, General Vanier and W. E. Gowling, were among the first schools in the province to receive full day learning. At W.E. Gowling, this has been accompanied by extended care before and after school.

The sites that aren’t subject to the six-storey rule include 345 Carleton Ave., 1451 Wellington St. and 369 Island Park Dr. On these sites, a developer can use section 37 of the Planning Act which allows them to add more storeys in exchange for a community benefit. Baird keeps Ottawa WestNepean riding

Ottawa West-Nepean reelected Progressive Conservative MP John Baird to represent them in the federal election. Getting “tough on crime,” building more housing for seniors and improving the economy remained on John Baird’s to-do list. Residents in Ottawa Centre re-elected New Democratic Party MP Paul Dewar. Dewar and Marlene Riviere, the NDP candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean, celebrated their party’s rise to official Opposition status as the Progressive Conservative party gained a majority government. Supporters for Anita Vandenbeld, the Liberal candi-

Ivo Krepka, the president of the Canadian Ski Museum and Canadian Ski Hall of Fame on Scott Street in Westboro, said it’s a shame that the museum has to move from its current location. It’s been in Westboro since the early 1970s. date for Ottawa West-Nepean, watched the results in disappointment as the Liberal Party dropped to third party status.

As your Trustee, I am working closely with schools such as Carleton Heights, where full day kindergarten will be introduced in September 2012. The Board will be inviting the Carleton Heights Child Care Centre to enter into an agreement to deliver extended care before and after school. I am also working with Bayview school on their plans for 2014. Secondary School Review By September 2012, both of my daughters will be in high school, one in Grade 12 and one in Grade 9. As a mother and your Trustee, I am delighted to be centrally involved in a comprehensive review of secondary schools, including Brookfield. This review will tackle important questions such as – How do we make our schools true community hubs, serving students as well as families? How should schools be configured? For example, should grades 9-12, or 7-12, be the norm? Should schools be semestered? Should they be large or small? And, how do we make best use of technology and e-learning? The answers will help us make our schools leading edge learning centres.

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The Wellington West Business Improvement Area (BIA) won an award for an iPhone app they created that connected visitors to the business area – making it an outstanding marketing and communications tool for customers and business owners. The app, which is called mo.b.i.a., can be downloaded for free from iTunes and allows customers and visitors to Wellington West explore the different businesses. The application was initially created for Apps4Ottawa, the city’s open data competition. Annie Hillis, executive director of the Wellington West BIA, said it was exciting to receive the award – especially since the BIA is only about three years old.


· To keep giving strong support to special needs students, particularly those at Clifford Bowey school in our zone. · To work hard for fairer provincial funding for better busing of our students. (Bus questions have come from parents at Fielding Drive and other schools). · To stress above all that students have a safe, secure and creative school experience free from bullying and violence. Please keep up to date with my activities at and watch for future EMC articles.

what community was all about in May, when Global Pet Foods on Wellington Street West tried to raise money for an employee whose legs were broken by a tree that fell on her in the middle of a wind storm. The store managed to raise $2,000 in only four days, with more donations flowing in weeks after. The community even held a fundraising event at the Elmdale Tavern to show their support. Wellington West business app wins award



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The developer insisted the land was contaminated and would clean it as a community benefit in exchange for more height, but residents said they had proof stating otherwise. The development was going to be called Attika and feature condominiums. The Wellington West community design plan, which had just passed May 25, mentioned allowing taller buildings on sites that are contaminated. United Way pulls funding from Citizen Advocacy

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Central Park residents learned about seven new buildings, ranging from one to 25 storeys high, that could be a reality in the west-end neighbourhood. The project would see seven new developments in the Central Park community as part of a mixed-use project. The Central Experimental Farm is located east of the new development, with several federal office buildings located along Baseline Road just to the south. For the past two years, Ashcroft Homes along with architect Richard Brisbin and Ted Fobert of FoTenn Consulting had been working on the project’s design. Liz Allan, president of the Central Park Community Association, said she was excited when she saw the proposal at a public consultation in December. Couple campaign to raise awareness of rare condition


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Recalling a remarkable year in the country

EMC Lifestyle - At the end of every year, I usually write a column that isn’t a recipe but that is food-related. This time, however, instead of food, I want to share with you some of the enjoyment we’ve had watching the local wildlife during the past year. We live in a rural area on a property that has a lot of mixed bush. Over the 36 years that we’ve been here, we’ve seen a variety of wildlife and birds, but this year’s sightings were exceptional. In the spring, we looked out our kitchen window one morning and saw an indigo bunting at the bird feeder. This bird takes your breath away with its brilliant blue colour, and

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we’ve only ever seen two or three. A few days later, I startled up a pileated woodpecker near the barn, a bird that we often hear tapping on the trees but one that we seldom see. It sat on the telephone wire for almost five minutes before flying to the front of the house where it was joined by its mate. Then there are the deer that share our property and

occasionally our garden with us. We see the does with their fawns every summer, but this year was special. We saw a newborn fawn that was less than an hour old, the youngest we’ve ever seen. Early one evening in June, from our kitchen window, we spotted a pregnant doe in the field beside the house. As we watched, we realized that she was acting in an unusual way, wandering restlessly without grazing. We suspected that she might be close to giving birth and continued watching her for awhile. Seeing nothing happening, we eventually went back to our chores. Less than an hour later,

we looked out and saw her again. Only this time, there was a tiny spotted fawn following her. Still wet, it was hardly bigger than a cat. Its legs were so short and spindly that it had to hop over even the smallest tufts of grass. The next morning, we saw them again. By then, the fawn had founds its balance and was running around the field, first in one direction, then another, full of energy and enjoying itself. Meanwhile, its mother followed along, trying to stay nearby. Not all our visitors were tiny and cute however. One evening about 8:30, as Jeff came into the living room where I was sitting,

How to use diet to supplement your workout routine Special to the EMC

EMC Lifestyle - Men and women who have successfully adopted healthy lifestyles know full well that combining exercise with a healthy diet is the key to getting and staying healthy. Simply visiting the gym won’t work if it’s not coupled with a healthy diet. But many people incorrectly assume that a healthy diet is one devoid of taste. That simply isn’t true. In fact, a healthy diet does not necessarily restrict foods, but how frequently some of

those riskier foods can be consumed. The following are some of the steps men and women can take to ensure their workouts aren’t losing their effectiveness due to unhealthy eating habits. * Start the day off with a healthy breakfast. Many foods make healthy breakfast options, including fruit and whole-grain cereals. Unfortunately, on-the-go men and women often reach for what’s readily available, and what’s readily available isn’t necessarily healthy.

Avoid breakfast sandwiches that are high in fat and calories, and avoid eating fried foods for breakfast. For those men and women who prefer to workout first thing in the morning, keep in mind it’s important to eat before working out, even if those workouts are in the wee hours of the morning. Working out on an empty stomach can cause feelings of lightheadedness. In addition, many people are sluggish if they exercise on an empty stomach, which can make workouts less effective. If eating before a morn-

ing workout isn’t your thing, consider going with a small snack before beginning your routine. If even that is not ideal, then consider a snack before bedtime. However, this option won’t necessarily prove effective, as your body might just consume all of the energy this snack provides while you’re asleep. Daily exercise is essential to longterm health. But all those hours in the gym won’t pay off if they’re not combined with healthy eating habits.

he blurted out “Oh, my gosh! Look!” A large black bear was walking across our lawn barely 20 feet from the house. I had just come in from the barn 15 minutes before, so that was far too close for comfort. I don’t think I started breathing again until the bear had disappeared into the bush. Next, the wild turkeys showed up. At first, there were two adult females with 15 chicks between them, then another female joined them with her young, and brought the number up to 22. Over the summer and fall, we watched the young turkeys grow from turtle-sized lumps into adult birds.

Now, almost every afternoon just before dusk, we see between 15 and 20 turkeys march across our lawn or the nearby field, always in single file. When they reach the maple bush at the end of the house, they fly up into the trees where they roost for the night. In the morning, they wake, stretch, and preen, then fly to the ground, wings spread as they come in for a landing to start another day of ambling along looking for food. From a newborn fawn to a bear, from a striking blue indigo bunting to turkeys with iridescent bronze feathers, it was a remarkable year in the country.

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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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Alfredsson right at home with Senators By Rob Brodie Daniel Alfredsson can’t tell you exactly when it happened, or if there really ever was a defining moment in that regard. But the love affair with the city he now calls home keeps enduring for the Ottawa Senators captain. While he’ll always be true to his Swedish heritage, the native of Goteborg has fully embraced the Canadian capital that his brought so much to him and his family over the years. “I think it just happened,” the 39-year-old Alfredsson said when asked when Ottawa truly felt like home to him. “It’s the same kind of thing as when you start dating your girlfriend and before you know it, she’s living with you. You move in a little bit here and there and then all of a sudden it’s ‘I guess we’re living together.’ “That’s the same thing that happened to us. We got more and more comfortable here, we had the kids (he and his wife, Bibbi, are the proud parents of four young boys, all of them born in Ottawa) … it just grows on you and all of a sudden, we’re more Canadian than Swedish.” While the national capital region is now home to more than a million people, Alfredsson has always warmed to the smalltown feel that Ottawa exudes. He and Bibbi consider it the ideal place to raise a family, and

what they’re up to, see what work they do and try to learn more. I’ve found that’s made it a lot more easier for me and I enjoy (the interaction) more.” While Alfredsson hasn’t made the final decision yet, he can see his family continuing

to call Ottawa home after his playing days are done — especially if he winds up working with the Senators organization in some capacity. “We’re open to anything,” he said. “But the way it looks, we’re definitely staying now.”

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES Calgary Flames at Ottawa Senators: Friday, December 30, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) New Jersey Devils at Ottawa Senators: Monday, January 2, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet Sens) Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators: Thursday, January 5, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Now in his 16th season with the Senators, captain Daniel Alfredsson has come to see Ottawa as a true home for him and his family (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).

lists off “sports and health care and education” as huge drawing cards for them. But much as it’s a community that has come to revere and fiercely support the National Hockey League’s longestserving captain, Alfredsson gives back to it all the same. He is the longstanding face of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health’s ‘You Know Who I Am’ campaign and lends his name to causes such as Ringside For Youth, an annual event that aids the local Boys and Girls Club. “It’s been something I think we consciously did as a club,” he said of his community involvement in Ottawa. “As a

player, when you do that, you feel like you’re doing it for the community that basically pays your salary and you’re helping out. “A lot of times, you’ll go out and see kids and you see how much it means to them. Sometimes, we don’t realize how much people idolize us. It’s just a good feeling to be able to help out and give back in other ways.” For Alfredsson, the adulation is there for him to see almost every time he’s out in public. He admits it’s “impossible” to do things like go to the grocery store and not be approached by fans who admire everything he’s done for the Senators in a

career that has reached its 16th season. But Alfredsson has found a comfort zone within at all, though it took some doing on his part. “I think I’m a fairly shy guy in new surroundings,” he said. “I found it hard in the beginning, when (you realized) everything you did was under the microscope. I’ve almost taken the approach to go more on the offensive and start asking questions myself. Instead of just asking all hockey questions, I’ll ask (fans) how they’re doing,

SCOTIABANK PLACE EVENTS Professional Bull Riders: January 14, 7:30 p.m. MBNA Capital Hoops Classic: January 18, 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men) Disney On Ice… Presents Treasure Trove: Feb. 15, 7 p.m.; Feb.16, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Feb. 17, 7 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Simple Plan: February 24, 7 p.m. Hedley: March 14, 7 p.m. 2012 JUNO Awards: April 1. Harlem Globetrotters: April 7, 3 p.m. Chris de Burgh: May 5, 8 p.m. Johnny Reid: May 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets. ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

NEW JERSEy DEVILS Monday, January 2, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East The Devils are showing plenty of early signs they’re primed to get back to the playoffs after a rare miss a year ago. Of course, it helps to have a premier offensive talent such as Zach Parise — who missed most of last season with an injury — back in top form again. His presence simply adds to an attack that features veterans Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias, along with Adam Henrique, one’s of the NHL’s top rookies. On the back end,

18-year-old rookie Adam Larsson has moved seamlessly into a spot alongside such veterans as Andy Greene and Anton Volchenkov, a former Senator. The ageless Martin Brodeur tends goal with capable support from Johan Hedberg.

Zach Parise is a top offensive threat for the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Getty Images).

TAMPA BAy LIGHTNING Thursday, January 5, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East The Lightning have some serious work to do to get back into the post-season after a surprising run to the Eastern Conference final a year ago. Steven Stamkos has served notice he’s ready to contend for another Rocket Richard Trophy, which goes annually to the NHL’s top goal scorer. Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier continue to be key cogs in the Bolts’ attack, which also gets valuable contributions from the likes of Teddy Purcell

and Ryan Malone. On the blue line, Marc-Andre Bergeron adds some offensive punch, while Victor Hedman and Pavel Kubina are steadying forces. Mathieu Garon and Dwayne Roloson split the goaltending duties.

Martin St. Louis remains a major force for the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images).



DECEMBER 30: VS. CALGARy, 7:30 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST) DECEMBER 31: AT BUffALO, 7 P.M. (CBC) JANUARy 2: VS. NEW JERSEy, 7:30 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST) JANUARy 5: VS. TAMPA BAy, 7:30 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST) Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, December 29, 2011


Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail: The Canada Agriculture Museum team is taking on a big challenge. How big? As big as a horse! From December 1 to December 31, we want to gather 1,000 pounds (455 kg) in non-perishable food goods. This target was chosen as it happens to be the weight of Flint, the retired RCMP horse that the Museum adopted this past summer! Come by the museum to visit the animal barns with your donation and help us to be a heavy weight in this year’s food drive. The collected goods will be distributed to the Ottawa Food Bank and Moisson Outaouais. For more information visit: or call 613-991-3044.

Nonviolence - A comprehensive introduction to Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy, thinking and strategy. This workshop provides a framework for conflict reconciliation. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1226 Wellington St. West (at Holland) in Ottawa, Ontario. Participants must register in advance, and there is a fee $40 per person (sliding scale is available). If you cannot afford to pay $40, ask about arrangements to cover your fee. For more information and to register, see the website at http://amydillonnv. , email or call 613-761-9997.

The Great Canadian Chill takes place at Britannia Beach. This a series of nationwide polar bear dips which raise money for a National pediatric cancer research initiative and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). For more information call 855932-4455. Two-day introduction to

Urban Craft, Ottawa’s monthly market, is presented in the lobby of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, Great Canadian Theatre Company, at 1233 Wellington Street West every first Saturday. The craft market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christian Women’s Cen-

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the wonderful repertoire of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony alive. Admission is free. For details, call 613567-7729. We’ll close the streets and you bring the game! It’s Hintonburg’s first street hockey tournament. In the spirit of shinny, this will be a low-key, family-friendly, just-for-fun event to determine the ‘Burg’s hottest street hockey team. For more information visit: Mothercraft Ottawa, chosen by the Sens Foundation as one of their charities for proceeds from ticket sales of the 50/50 draws, is recruiting volunteers to sell tickets at the Sens games. For more information, please call Carol-Ann at 613-728-1839, ext. 230, or e-mail Carlingwood Toastmasters meet every week from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church, 2120 St. Charles Rd. (behind the Carlingwood

Shopping Centre). Everyone is welcome to attend to develop public speaking/leadership skills, and practice speaking on short notice. For details, call 613-612-4292 or visit The Nepean Seniors Curling Club invites those 55-plus to come try curling – a natural and economical winter activity – Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sportsplex (rear/south entrance). Free instruction, free use of equipment, free refreshments. For more information, email or call the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre at 613-580-2828 ext. 2. Ongoing: Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to meet some new friends and enjoy activities including bridge, Scrabble, walks, luncheons/dinners, book club, out and about Ottawa sights/events, travel cafe, crafts and chat. Visit, email

ottawanewcomers@hotmail. ca or call 613-860-0548. Ongoing: Ottawa Association of People Who Stutter (OAPWS) self-help group meets to share issues of common concern every first and third Wednesday of the month at Lakeside Gardens Centre, Britannia Park, 102 Greenview Ave. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Next meeting Dec. 21. For details, visit www.oapws. ca, e-mail admin@oapws. ca or call Norm at 613-2267001. Ongoing: The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) auxiliary meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the new OHS location at 245 W. Hunt Club Rd. The Auxiliary raises money to help OHSanimals and has a very active craft group; new members are welcome. Call Diane Bartlett-Fraser at 613836-1492.


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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct Libra, start thinking about 23 curbing your spending. Your Accomplishing some goals this week may not bring you finances are in trouble you don’t some changes. closer to the love youifseek or themake recognition you desire, More out thantoisrefocus comingyour into efforts. your accounts. Libra.isItgoing is essential

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MANY MORE IN STORE SPECIALS • Soft close hinges • Porcelain top included

• Powerful 6/3 Litre dual flush system

2183 Carling Ave at Woodroffe


• 48” x 36” • 8mm Tempered Glass • Solid Brass Hardware • Base Included • 5’x3’ Available ($1200)

36” Complete

NEW HOURS: Shower House Mon. & Fri. 9am-8pm • Tues. - Thurs. 9am-5:30pm • Sat. 10am-6pm • Sun. 12pm-6pm


Best Kitchen Design & Reno

Best New Business


Reg. $1300


Starting at $35/sq.ft.

• One Piece Acrylic Wall • Tempered Glass Doors • Includes Rain Shower, Body Jets and Handspray • Lifetime Warranty on Valve


Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dec 29, 2011  

EMC Ottawa West