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motion to direct city planners to consider adding similar neighbourhood lines into the two other community design plans nearing completion in parts of her ward. The motion doesn’t require neighbourhood lines to be part of those plans, but it does force staff to consider the idea.

News - The recreational focal point of the Bayshore community is poised to take on a new look in the near future. Bayshore Park will see extensive upgrades over the next two years, part of a revitalization project guided by the city and funded from the city’s parks budget and Accora Village owner Ferguslea Properties. Earlier this month it was announced that the park would be the site of the latest Sens RINK project, with a permanent surface installed to accommodate winter hockey and basketball in the summer. That project, initiated by the Ottawa Senators Foundation, will get underway in the spring thanks in part to $190,000 donated by Ferguslea. Ferguslea recently completed an extensive retrofit and rebranding project for neighbouring Accord Village, and will be donating $60,000 towards the park upgrades. At a Jan. 14 meeting held by Bay Coun. Mark Taylor in the Bayshore Park fieldhouse, residents of the community weighed in on a concept prepared by the city based on ideas and comments heard over the years.


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Battle of the blades The Lakeview Sharks and the Canucks battle it out in front of the Sharks’ net during the fourth-annual Lakeview Park Outdoor Hockey Classic Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Sharks won the game, which raises funds for the Christie Lake Kids charity, by a score of 11-2.

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Martin Canning enters crowded race for Somerset Ward council seat. – Page 11

News - The city has struggled with encouraging new development while trying to heed residents’ calls to preserve low-rise neighbourhoods. In Little Italy, the solution may be simply to draw a line around clutches of lowrise homes that must be pro-

tected while allowing newer and larger buildings outside that boundary. The protectionist measure, called a “neighbourhood line,” was first introduced in the recently approved community design plan for the Scott Street area and it was a hit with local residents. In the past, community design plans have been touted by city

staff and planning committee members as a guiding hand to encourage and guide interest in redeveloping and intensifying the area, with a view to promoting development rather than freezing a community in time. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs garnered the support of the rest of the planning committee on Jan. 14 for her


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News – Underneath the many floors of clinics, operation rooms and patient quarters at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, a new space has been created to alleviate the stress of the floors above. On Jan. 15, hospital staff and administrators cut the ribbon on a new employee wellness centre, turning an unused space in the hospital’s lower level into a place for de-stressing and personal improvement. Open to employees, volunteers and contractors, the wellness centre was an idea three years in the making. “Finally, the day is here,” said Rona Hamilton, vice-president of human resources at the QCH. “Having this venue…allows employees to get rid of stress and strain in their daily lives.” Use of the Wellness Centre, which will offer treadmills and spin machines as well as programming of healthy living, will be offered to eligible patrons for a nominal fee. Hamilton said the idea had strong backing and leadership from the hospital’s

physicians group, and received monetary assistance from Coughlin and Associates, the hospital’s employee benefits administrator. “Fitness Depot provided a major discount on equipment that was significant for us,” said Hamilton. Brian Bockstael, president of Coughlin and Associates, attended the opening of the wellness centre to deliver another gift – a $5,000 donation to be used as the room’s budget. “To cover new costs,” said Bockstael, handing the cheque to Hamilton’s surprised management team. Tom Schonberg, president and CEO of QCH, thanked Coughlin for their support. “These folks from Coughlin have been very generous,” he said. “Coughlin has been a strong supporter of QCH in a number of projects, including our annual (fundraising) golf tournament. This means a lot to us.” Schonberg added that research backs up the perceived benefits of an on-site wellness centre, with studies showing improvements in health, teamwork and productivity amongst employees.


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Wellington proposal to stay within zoning: developer Main and Main looking to build four-storey, mixed-use building for site at corner of Island Park Steph Willems


Community - The makeover of the Island Park/ Wellington Street West intersection continues now that a Toronto-based developer has approached the community with plans for a mixed-use development on the southwest corner. Representatives from Main and Main Developments held a pre-consultation meeting with area residents on Jan. 15, where they outlined their plans to turn what is now a used car lot into a four-storey building. Such a height fits within the lot’s traditional mainstreet designation, and likely drew some sighs of relief, given Main and Main’s involvement with a previous -- and contentious -- nine-storey development at 236 Richmond Rd. No development application has yet been filed with the city for 70 Wellington St. West. Given the existing heavy traffic flows at the intersec-


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Association president Lorne Cutler echoed that sentiment, saying “I think people were pleasantly surprised (by the proposal).” Steph Willems/Metroland Cutler said the ongoing If a Toronto-based developer has its way, this car lot at the corner of Island Park Drive discussions between the com- and Wellington Street West will sprout a four-storey, mixed-use building. munity and Mizrahi Developments over the Proshine car wash site (where Mizrahi aims to build a 12-storey condo tower) has put a focus on the nearby intersection. “This site’s even worse (for access) than Proshine,” he said. “It seems the preference they had – and one that makes the most sense – is to have the access point on Richmond Road, and as far west as possible.” Any development on the site would back onto residential properties, so the placement of the building in relation to those homes was a concern for some at the meeting. With no concrete plan yet in place, the developer is expected to take those concerns into consideration before submitting a site plan.

tion, the lot poses a serious challenge for a developer in terms of access. Because of the situation, the amount of vehicles the development could accommodate is limited. Residents were asked what type of uses they would like to see accompany the groundlevel retail, and how they would like the building’s mass accommodated. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said a laneway on the west side of the property -- currently used for parking -- would likely be used for access. “If it’s mainly an office building, there’d be less need for parking,” said Hobbs. “Main and Main don’t want to build underground parking on the site.” Hobbs said residents seemed comfortable in the fact the developer didn’t want to build higher than the site’s zoning allowed, adding that Main and Main has yet to engage in talks with the city’s planning staff. Hampton-Iona Community

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Jewish Federation of Ottawa to host Mitzvah Day Jennifer McIntosh

News - A Nepean family is pitching in to help those less fortunate. Warren and Linda Melamed will be chairing the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s annual Mitzvah Day. The day, designed to lend a helping hand to local charities, encourages residents to participate in a series of “mitzvots” or good deeds. This year the event will start at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre of on Feb. 9 with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Warren said the family has been active as volunteers in the Jewish community for many years, but this is the first time they have chaired Mitzvah Day. “We want to teach our children the importance of giving back to the community,” Linda said. Their sons Jacob, 16, and Michael, 13, will be organizing the extreme football challenge. Aimed at youth aged 12 to 17, the challenge will have raise money for the Pulmonary Hypertension As-

sociation of Canada. “Michael will get on Facebook and drum up interest to get players,” Linda said. A new event this year will be the decoration of recycle bins and planters to be filled with plants and used to decorate Jewish facilities and agencies across the city. Another new event will be collecting gently used hockey equipment for the Canada Israel Hockey School. The school is located in the Canada Centre in Metulla in the very north of Israel. It’s the only ice rink in Israel. “Because there’s not a whole lot of opportunity to learn the sport, equipment is quite hard to get a hold of,” Warren said. It’s all about connections, Warren said, adding it’s good when people get a chance to see the good their time and donations do. This year a soldier from the Israeli army will be on hand to talk to participants about the importance of a JFO program called Letters to lone soldiers. “It’s an initiative where residents can write to soldiers who have no family,” Warren

said, adding the soldier talking to residents on Feb. 9 was a recipient of past letters. Most of the mitzvots take place at the community centre, but participants also get a chance to prepare a meal at the Shepherds of Good Hope or the Kosher Food Bank. Good deeds organized for this year include: • A CPR course • Locks of Love • Hillel Lodge: sing a long • Hillel Lodge: craft • Letters to lone soldiers • Decorate a tzedakah box • Extreme football challenge • Cards for sick kids • Sandwich making for the Ottawa Mission • Decorate planters and recycle bins • Preparing food for the Kosher Food Bank • Preparing meals for the Shepherds of Good Hope • Cook and bake meals for families undergoing life-altering situations • Toy Drive • Gift wrapping For a complete list of activities and registration, www.


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Accessibility advocate feels ‘trapped’ by Presto balance confusion Joe Lofaro

News - An accessibility advocate in Ottawa says she is in Presto limbo after the balance on her pay card is in the negative despite having purchased a $35 community pass online on Dec. 31. “I just feel trapped right now,” said Catherine Gardner in an interview Wednesday. After buying the monthly pass, she stuck with ParaTranspo to get around town in her wheelchair. The service doesn’t require customers to tap their cards since the vehicles aren’t equipped with readers. She first noticed the strange behaviour on her Presto card balance on Jan. 7 when she logged onto her account and saw that it was $0.01. She called Presto looking for an explanation, only to be told that she had to wait 24 hours to tap the card after loading it, she said. She thought it might have been a mistake. Then, on Monday morning, she tapped her Presto card at Bayshore. However, on Tuesday evening Gardner noticed her balance was -$2.71 and didn’t know why the balance from the community pass had not shown up. “When I talked to Presto last night, (the agent) said, ‘yeah, there is a problem. Since the upgrade, there’s a backlog so it might take a few days,’” recalled Gardner. “So I don’t know where the other part of the $35


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Hydro Ottawa will be hosting an Information Session for residents of Island Park Drive and the surrounding area about upcoming planned work in the community. The project includes the installation of underground cables and chambers along the road right-of-way in the south bound lane of Island Park Drive.

went.” Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees Presto for Ottawa, Toronto, and Hamilton, just finished a major upgrade to its website on Monday and for several days shut down many online services, such as loading money onto cards and buying a January pass. A spokesperson told Metro the transition went “exceptionally well” and he is not aware of any new glitches or bugs. “This should not have happened and right now I am stuck because I can’t go out anywhere,” she said. “I was really hoping to go somewhere today and I can’t because I don’t have ParaTranspo booked.” A Presto official told her he would have to speak with their IT department, and in the interim, she would have to load more money onto the account or use bus tickets, according to Gardner. She refused to do that. “Why should I have to use tickets to go and buy new tickets if I have a pass on my card?” said Gardner. She said she wasn’t impressed with Presto’s response Tuesday evening, but appreciated receiving an email from OC Transpo general manager John Manconi who wrote, “We will fix this up for you.” “He got back to me within 10 minutes,” she said. “I do give credit to OC Transpo for responding so quickly.” Metrolinx said it is investigating Gardner’s complaint.




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inston Churchill once remarked that democracy is the worst form of the government ... except for all the others. The superiority of democracy as a system of government rests on the bedrock of freely held elections, which allow anyone to put their name forward as a candidate, whatever their race, creed, sex or religion or point of view. In Canada, anyone can grow up to run in a municipal, provincial or federal election. But sometimes they shouldn’t. Case in point, Ottawa’s upcoming municipal election. Every four years, Elections Ottawa takes in a flood of applications from those wishing to run as trustees, councillors or as mayor. During the 2010 municipal election, 20 candidates put their names forward to run as mayor, which is wonderful, so long as all of them are legitimate candidates, not one-issue wonders, hoping to use the campaign trail as an opportunity to highlight their cause du jour. Even worse, some candidates decide to enter the race as “a joke,� having no serious expectation or even interest of winning the election. We’re only about a month into the nine-month election campaign trail, but we’ve already come

across one. George Marko, now running for councillor of Gloucester-Southgate, who now says he is going to take the campaign seriously, but originally registered as a “joke.� Joke candidates are at best an amusing distraction and at worst an opportunity to muddy the waters for the electorate, who, for the most part, would prefer to focus their limited time and attention on the platforms of legitimate candidates. It only costs $100 to $200 and a few minutes of time filling out form at the city services desk to qualify someone to run as trustee, councillor or mayor. On the other hand, the electorate is stuck with these joke and one-issue candidates for a year, enduring their presence in dozens of debates, all-candidates meetings, radio interviews and the election coverage provided by the media. Instead of registering as a candidate, we would suggest one-issue candidates find a more productive use for their time and their money, perhaps as donations to a charitable cause, or as a campaign contribution for a legitimate candidate who supports their cause. We should put up a sign: “Wanted: municipal representatives. Only serious candidates need apply.�


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ife conspires to make itself more complicated. For example: just when society had drastically reduced the number of people who smoke, just when millions of people had gone successfully through the agony of quitting – well, along comes someone with an invention that says people can smoke again without the risks of actually smoking. This is the electronic cigarette, getting more and more publicity every day. Last week e-cigarettes were smoked on the Golden Globes telecast. So disturbed were a number of U.S. senators that they sent out a letter blasting the organizers for glamourizing smoking. People are taking this seriously. It is a strange thing to become a public policy issue – a battery operated thingy that draws steam through a fluid cartridge that could contain nicotine, but also could taste like chocolate or just about any other flavour. There’s no smoke, just steam. It’s pretend smoking – a Wii cigarette – yet people are up in arms about it. You can sort of see why. It’s estimated that one third of smokers have tried e-cigarettes, and eight per cent of the population generally. Here, electronic cigarette booths are cropping up in shopping centres and people

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the vicinity. So banning e-cigarettes in public places would be like banning soup, the argument goes. The counter-argument – and this is what must make city councillors’ brains hurt – is that the smoking of e-cigarettes will eventually lead to the smoking of real cigarettes. E-cigarettes are a kind of gateway drug, in other words. We’ve heard that argument in relation to other substances and it is a persuasive one. In the jargon, what critics are saying is that allowing e-cigarettes to be smoked in public places will “re-normalize� smoking. Over the past decades, smoking has been made abnormal: the percentage of people who smoke has declined dramatically. It is about 20 per cent now in this country. It was 27 per cent 15 years ago, and a whopping 61 per cent 50 years ago. Some of that change happened because cigarettes became very expensive. Some of it happened because people just smartened up. But some of it happened because smoking was no longer normal – you didn’t light up in someone’s dining room anymore; you didn’t light up in the movies or on an airplane; you didn’t light up in a shopping centre; you didn’t light up at work, unless you stepped

out onto the street. That didn’t feel normal either. Will all those gains be lost because you can now smoke something that looks like a cigarette but isn’t and doesn’t in fact emit smoke? Perhaps it depends on how normal it looks. The e-cigarette is, according to one manufacturer, “an integrated structure made up of a cartridge, an atomization chamber, a smart chip controller and a built-in lithium battery.� That seems weird. But then, weirdness has never been an absolute deterrent. Talking to yourself on the street looked weird, until people got used to the look of cellphones. You don’t want to be a city councillor when this one comes around. Are you saving the public or just banning weirdness?

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Giving women a real choice BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse successful career as a television news producer. From the moment I set eyes on my first child, I became a plague to die-hard, second-generation feminists everywhere, because my priorities shifted, dramatically.

vacations, so I guess we’re doing okay. But what about my career trajectory? How many other professional women, like me, have made the sacrifice for their families, to try to be the idealistic 1950s housewife,

I think any government that does not put affordable, standardized quality childcare at the forefront of economic policy has no idea how to run an economy.

I couldn’t work part-time in my profession and mother him the way I wanted to parttime. It was an all or nothing choice and, for the most part, I chose motherhood. I was lucky to have a choice. Now entering my late thirties with three children, I’m not sure if I’ve made the right choice. Financially, things have been tight for a family claiming to live in the middle class. We are homeowners; we have no consumer debt; we go on

all the while wondering what their supposed to do with their nurtured brains and how to pay for all those RESPs and pension contributions? Yes, raising children right is important. But recently, I went for drinks with some friends I hadn’t seen for a decade – friends who also have children; friends who have built a career from the ground up. They may or may not be at the top of their game. I’m sure they face the pressures of elusive “bal-

ance” on a daily basis. But they have careers. They are respected in their professions and they are role models for their children. They are also contributing to a world that extends beyond the confines of their individualistic aspirations, including that to create “the perfect child,” a modern ideology that plagues most mothers, as highlighted in CBC’s The Motherload. I’ve been a stay-at-home mother for nine years. Yes, I’ve been running a business and piecing together not-so-perfect childcare arrangements and writing during naps. But at the end of the day, I have been home for nine years, with children as my primary focus. And

maybe I resent it a bit. And maybe I resent all the conservatives – including myself a few years ago – that suggest kids can’t thrive in daycare or that nothing can replace mom. I love my children and I feel blessed to have them. But as they age – and especially now I have a daughter – I want them to know and understand that mom can be a powerhouse. I want them to respect my time and my intelligence and my energy as something they can emulate. I’m fortunate enough to have some choice in where I go next. Many women aren’t. The lack of options for women, particularly the working poor, keeps women and children in poverty over

generations. So at the risk of coming full circle on everything I held sacred a decade ago, I think any government that does not put affordable, standardized quality childcare at the forefront of economic policy has no idea how to run an economy. We need women to fuel the labour force in order for Canada to remain competitive in the global world. And women need work to continue the momentum of feminism, even if the ideology is shifting. And by the way, we also need to keep having babies. Any government that doesn’t recognize this doesn’t represent its constituents’ best interests. Your move, governments.

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n case you missed it, CBC’s Doc Zone recently profiled a number of mothers who are at their limits trying to balance work and life, in The Motherload. Several weeks ago, I wrote a column called “The failure of feminism,” which addressed many of the concerns put forth by the women in the documentary. These included, but are not limited to the following: there is no affordable, standardized quality of childcare; if you want to make it in the business world, you have to prioritize your career at the expense of family; and the pressure on families to try and do it all is sinking many of us, leading to the destruction of the traditional, nuclear family. On second thought, my original column was mistitled. It should have been called “The failure of the feminist ideal.” We are a generation of women who grew up thinking we could have it all, at the same time -- that our careers would be progressive and successful, and that we would just pop out as many children as we wanted, one by one, and they would all be healthy, well-adjusted kids that went to daycare. The reality is multifold. For me, after I had a baby, I found it a difficult concept to go back to the 16-hour days, plus travel, that would be required if I were to build a

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Province fights back against carbon monoxide Hawkins Gignac Act makes detectors mandatory in all Ontario homes Jennifer McIntosh



Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, centre left, joins Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman and Mark Taylor, chair of the community and protective services, at fire station 47 on Jan. 14 for the donation of carbon monoxide detectors.

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News - Residents can now better arm themselves against the silent killer, thanks to new provincial legislation and a donation by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Ernie Hardeman, the MPP for Oxford, made a stop at Barrhaven’s newest fire station at Greenbank and Cambrian roads on Jan. 14 to talk about the Hawkins Gignac Act, which makes it mandatory for all homes in Ontario to have carbon monoxide detectors. Hardeman said Barrhaven was his 15th stop since the bill become law in November. Each time he was accompanied by a gift from the Insurance Bureau of Canada – 100 carbon monoxide detectors, worth approximately $60 each. Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton, said Harde-

man fought tirelessly for the bill that would “save people’s lives.” The private members bill was first introduced in 2008, following the death of Laurie Hawkins (née Gignac), her husband Richard Hawkins and their children Cassandra and Jordan. “The family went to the hospital complaining about flu-like symptoms and were sent home,” Hardeman said, adding a blocked vent in the fireplace was what caused the carbon monoxide poisoning and ultimately took their lives. When inhaled, it inhibits the blood’s ability to absorb and transport oxygen throughout the body. Eventually, vital organs including the brain are deprived of oxygen and become damaged. Minor symptoms can include nausea, headaches and dizziness. It can also cause vomiting and unconscious-

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ness. Four Ottawa residents were taken to hospital after exposure to the invisible gas and a Sandy Hill apartment complex was evacuated on Jan. 5 because of carbon monoxide Hardeman said the numbers show that there are 12 deaths in Ontario every year due to the silent killer. “It doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it means in the five years it has taken me to get the bill pass 60 people have died,” he said. Before the law was passed, only homes built after 2001 were required to have a carbon monoxide detector. Now all homes will have one. Bay Ward Coun. and chair of the community and protective services committee, Mark Taylor, said the city will find homes for all of the donated carbon monoxide detectors. “As fire services go to schools or other community events they will be informing residents about the need for detectors,” Taylor said. Sean Tracey, the assistant deputy fire chief, said fire services is still working out how to distribute the donated detectors. “They will definitely be in homes before their expiry date,” he said. Hardeman said the law helps to clear up who’s responsible for the installation of the device in a landlord-tenant relationship. “Before it was put into law, no one was sure who needed to put one in, landlords often thought it was the tenants responsibility and vice versa,” he said. Part of the bill deals with an awareness week around first responder personnel. “The point is to get the message out there and prevent further tragedies,” he said.

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Meet the candidates: Martin Canning the relevance of (greenhouse gas) reduction. I was a part of Friends of Lansdowne, proudly … that was an organization I was part of for a long time and helped build. I’ve been pretty active with provincial politics … mostly provincial Liberals up until 2011 … I volunteered on numerous campaigns. I managed (Liberal Orléans MPP) Phil McNeely’s campaign in 2011. I managed Blake Batson’s (River Ward) campaign in 2006.

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News - Sustainability advocate Martin Canning says he loves Somerset Ward and wants to represent it in the next term of city council. “I live and breathe Somerset Ward,” he said. Most of his professional experience is in policy and advocacy. Canning, 36, first returned to Ottawa to work on the urban built environment program and sustainability initiatives for the real estate` branch of the federal Public Works and Government Services department. “I worked on the key relationship between the (federal) government and cities,” he said. He has spent more time working in the non-profit sector, most recently as a campaign manager for One Change, delivering Project Porchlight energy-conservation campaigns across North America. He is also a private communications and political consultant and a personal fitness trainer.

Canning is single and grew up on the Uplands air force base. Q: Why are you running for city council in Somerset Ward? A: I want to work with the community to build the most sustainable city in the country. I think that Ottawa is placed excellently to reach that goal and I think Somerset Ward can be the epicenter of that change. A big part of what pulled me into this competition was initiatives like the Ottawa Eco District, which I was a part of until I decided to get into this. Q: Detail your past political and civic activism, whether it’s volunteering, campaigning, donations, lobbying or employment at any level of government or political party. A: I think the theme and the types of organizations that I have been involved in or leading in … relates to urban sustainability and community health and the intersection between the two, which I think is just a massive gap in the discussion.


One of my proudest initiatives (is) … building the Ottawa Centre Eco District. Between business, academia, government, the community at large and the non-profit sector … Integrated planning is what we need to do. I put a lot of effort into pushing for a next-generation climate-change plan at the City of Ottawa – we called it #OttGHG, which was the Twitter campaign … (it was about ensuring) the mayor opened his eyes around

Q: How are you going to fundraise for your campaign? A: We’re going to do it with a grassroots effort. We won’t be taking any donations from corporations or unions. Period – full stop. Q: Do you have any potential pecuniary interests or a financial or family conflict of interest? A: No. My legal team and I have had a high-level conversation around that and I don’t see anything. Q: What do you think the biggest issue was in Somerset Ward this term and how was it handled? What will

be the big issue next term? A: There is a tough relationship between our current councillor and the development community. Ms. (Diane) Holmes has had, in her own words … she used the word ‘it’s been a struggle’ to manage that relationship. Well, she has had 30 years to manage that relationship. We need someone that has a commitment to community development and community building that can also work with the developers and the built community around a shared vision that can bring everyone under that tent. If you build a street like Queen Street and the reconstruction of it around LRT … (consultants Delcan) are suggesting that there won’t be segregated bike lanes. They’re suggesting they may not widen sidewalks. Is that sustainable? The answer is no … I think that there is a real energetic conversation around sustainability and I think that will be a constant and perennial issue. Equally important is the affordability piece … all socio-demographics in downtown Ottawa are going to be impacted by the change. How can we sure that the opportunity through all this change is equally distributed? Other candidates currently registered in Somerset Ward are: Lili Weemen, Denis Schryburt and Thomas McVeigh.

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choose. With our in-house clinic, we can assure potential adopters that the animals’ known health concerns are limited to the ones we’ve identified. Our health guarantee still applies, as does the free health insurance. I know that many people want to adopt a young and completely healthy pet. Rescuing a pet with special needs isn’t for everyone. It is for special people with big hearts.

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News - Bay Coun. Mark Taylor has filed his nomination papers to run in this fall’s municipal election, fulfilling a promise he made to himself (and the public) to run for two terms. Taylor was elected as representative for Bay Ward – an area he grew up in – during the 2010 election. As of publication time, no challengers have filed to run against him. He said running again will allow him to see through projects that began during his first term in office. “We had the opportunity to start or re-start things in our ward that had been dormant a long time,” said Taylor, adding that many of the community renewal projects were long overdue. “There have been a whole lot of park renewal projects (in Bay Ward), and in many neighbourhoods parks serve as the hub of the community. We have the ongoing Michele Heights

park (renewal). We created the first new park in the ward in 25 years at Winthrop Court, and there is the Bayshore Park renewal that is just getting underway.” Taylor touted the economic development plan the city is creating for the underutilized strip of Carling Avenue between Pinecrest Road and Bayshore Drive as another project he was able to support. “The plan is in its infancy, but we want to see it happen – I’d like to see the strip transform,” said Taylor. That project aims to bring incentives to business owners to invest in their properties, with the goal of creating more employment opportunities for youth and adults living in the area, while making maximum use of existing space and facilities. The Ottawa on the Move project associated with the city’s LRT plan opened up opportunities for communities to get ahead of the game with


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needed infrastructure improvements, with Taylor saying his ward can and should see improvements from it. “We want to push further into neighbourhoods with projects such as water main replacement and road paving,” said Taylor. “This is not sexy stuff, but it is the infrastructure residents count on every day. I’d like the next four years to be all about renewal. Renewal isn’t just for the downtown core, and it’s not for brand new communities. As a 50-year-old area, we’re right in the middle, and the problem with having an ‘if it ain’t broke’ mentality is that it does break.” Taylor said that with many new families choosing Bay Ward to settle down and have kids, many communities are looking around their new neighbourhoods and identifying needs that aren’t being met. Renewal projects – especially with parks – help make these neighbourhoods liveable for a new generation of residents.


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Blades of glory Kanata resident Zoe Gong, above, competes in the junior women’s short program competition on Jan. 13 at the Bell Sensplex. Gong, who won the novice title in 2013, moved up to the junior level for the 2014 national championships. She was in ninth place after the short program, with the free skate competition scheduled for Jan. 15. Top right, Nepean Skating Club’s Alaine Chartrand competes in the short program portion of the national championship and Olympic trials. She was in fifth place after the short program. Botton right, Minto Figure Skating Club skaters Samantha Glavine and Jeff Hough compete in the junior ice dance competition. Glavine is a Barrhaven resident, and Hough is from Russell. Ottawa West News EMC - Thursday, January 23, 2014



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But it all paid off when Blondin won her three and five-kilometre events at the speed skating Olympic trials, practically locking in her spot for the Jan. 22 Olympic team announcement and stamping her ticket to her first Olympic Games in Sochi. “You do those things, because it’s what you do,” she said. “And it’s what you love to do. I’ve only ever pushed through those hard times.” The 23-year-old speed skater moved to Calgary to train with the national team after getting her start with the Gloucester Concordes, skating out of the Bob McQuarrie rink. Now, the only female in her training group at the national team centre, she could be on top of the podium this winter. She should qualify to compete for Canada in the 5 km event, 2 km event and women’s team pursuit. “We know we have the capability to be on the podium,” she said. “We have a great team; we’ve done it in the past.” In her solo events, Blondin said she’s an underdog and would be happy with a top 10 finish. She didn’t have great skates at the Olympic trials, chalking it up to nerves and stress, but her times were still enough to win the events. “I was stressed to the max,” she said. “The most I’ve ever been.” But it was still should be enough to qualify Sochi, a decision that was set to be officially announced earlier this week, after press time. Blondin said that with her performance at the trials, she should be named to the team. Her family will stay in


Ivanie Blondin, left, and her fiancé during a trip off the ice to go dirt biking. Blondin recently won the Olympic speed skating trials and is expected to compete in Sochi next month. Rockland, where they’ve moved from her childhood home in Orleans, and cheer her on.  They’ve got someone special to watch with them – Blondin’s pet parrot, who she said is her “little baby.” She takes him back to her parents’ house during the competition season when she’s not home in Calgary enough to care for him. While he’s a hockey fan, she has been teaching him to sing the Canadian national anthem. She hopes he’ll get a chance to sing it, with Blondin on top of the medal podium. Making the team doesn’t mean that an amateur’s athlete’s financial problems are over. Blondin could have faced going into debt in order to compete in the Olympics. She was stressed about buying

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a second set of $3,000 skates if she qualified for The Games before the trials. A week before the Olympic trials, she was approved for a grant from CAN Fund, a program that fundraises for Canadian athletes.   “That helped me through the Olympic trials,” she said. “(I wasn’t) thinking, if I qualify, I’m going to be in debt.” After the Olympic trials, Blondin spent a week training in Arizona before returning to Calgary to do her final Games preparation, with Sochi soon on the horizon. “It’s pretty crazy to think I’ll be leaving for Sochi soon. I’ve never been to the Olympic Games, so it’ll be a whirlwind of emotion,” she said. “The fact that I’ll have accomplished one of my life goals I’ve been working for my whole life is amazing to know.”

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t was the year Marguirite appeared at the Northcote School all decked out in a white fur coat. She vowed it was the most expensive fur you could buy, but my brother Emerson and his best friend Cecil, after examining it closely, said it was nothing but plain rabbit. The very thought of the number of precious little rabbits, which I loved with a passion, that had lost their fur to make that coat, was enough to turn my stomach. And certainly didn’t do anything to make me like Marguirite any better. It was also the year we had more snow than anyone could remember. It was banked all around the school yard. At the back, where a board fence separated the yard from the open-air rink, the senior fourth boys had piled the snow high, creating a slide that only went downwards about two metres, but it was enough to give us lots of fun at recess, sliding down on our bottoms, or on opened-up flat cardboard boxes the boys had hauled from Briscoe’s General Store. That day wasn’t any different from any other inside the one-room school house. Miss Crosby ran the place like an army general, and even though Marguirite wanted to keep her coat on,

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Miss Crosby wasn’t having any of that nonsense. “It’ll smell of cow byre,” Marguirite said, glaring at the boys who had to milk cows before coming to school. But one look from Miss Crosby told her to get it off and hang it on a hook at the back of the room just like everyone else. We couldn’t wait for recess. The half hour would be spent sliding down the mound of snow in the school yard, and Miss Crosby had warned the senior fourth boys that everyone got a turn or they would suffer her wrath when recess was over. It didn’t take long for us girls to get on our snow suits, galoshes, hats and mitts, and the boys into their heavy jackets and gum rubbers, let me tell you. Just before we were heading out, Miss Crosby caught Marguirite by her sleeve and told her she had had a note from her Mother, and there was no sliding down the hill for her in her white fur coat.

Well, there she stood at the bottom of the little mound, looking for all the world like an orphan as the rest of us careened down the little hill, squealing with delight all the way. Both Emerson and Cecil were standing at the top, and as soon as anyone fell to the mound to begin the slide, they gave a good push and away we went like a bullet, landing in the soft snow at the bottom. I was immediately suspicious of Emerson and Cecil, after they had whispered, grinned from ear to ear, and invited Marguirite to have a slide. “Don’t worry about your coat. You can sit on this big piece of cardboard, and you won’t even touch the snow.” Well, it didn’t take long for Marguirite to scurry up the mound, grab a hold of the upper board of the rink fence and prepare herself to sit down on the cardboard the boys had put in place. Well, that’s when all heck broke loose.

Just as she was lowering herself, Cecil grabbed the box tossing it aside, Emerson gave Marguirite a mighty push, and down she went, fur coat and all, to the bottom of the mound, screaming all the way. When she stopped, the coat was up around her neck, the fur hat was nowhere to be seen, and that day she had on blue fleeced lined bloomers like the rest of us. She went roaring into the school like someone possessed. By the time recess was over, Miss Crosby had the coat draped over a chair by the stove, and Cecil had brought in the white fur hat and handed it to the teacher saying with a voice like sugar, “Marguirite must have lost this.” Well, that was the end of the white fur coat at the Northcote School. Joyce said it didn’t look any the worse for wear when Marguirite came prancing into the United Church the next Sunday wearing it, and the hat. Even if Miss Crosby knew what had happened outside at the snow slide, she said nothing. My older and wiser sister Audrey said Miss Crosby probably wasn’t any more impressed with the white fur coat than were the rest of us at the Northcote School.

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Aboriginal learning space opens at Rideau High Michelle Nash

News - According to Rideau High School principal Geordie Walker, his school is a place where everyone can belong and anyone is welcome. Over the years, the school has worked hard to make sure its students feel as comfortable as can be, including adding a multi-faith prayer room and curriculum which includes the opportunity to learn Arabic, Spanish or construction technology. Now, the school has a learning space that is added new meaning to the principal’s motto. Rideau officially opened its Aboriginal Learning Space

much more than simply four walls. “I watched this grow - it’s so amazing that its here,” Lute said. “I am so glad its here.” Entering the room, it definitely stands out from a regular high school classroom. The walls are covered in cedar, carpet, art work and a dedicated smudge room with its own ventilation system. Students, youth workers at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, traditional teachers, aboriginal elders and teaching staff at the school all make use of the space. Walker said it is not only an important space for students, but also for the larger community. “We were really trying to

-- affectionately called “the lodge” by staff and students -- on Jan. 15 with a large celebration. It’s an evolution of an original classroom which offered aboriginal students a space to connect with their culture that has now been expanded to achieve three main objectives: educational programming, professional development and an Aboriginal student-specific programming board-wide. It also offers a traditional space that can be used by the aboriginal community. For educational assistant Loraine Lute, who has been running Aboriginal specific programs at the school in one form or another over the years, this new space means

build a bridge between school and community and the lodge is a safe and respectful place where students and community can come together.” Kristin Kopra, a school board instructional coach, and Walker approached the public school board with a request to expand the aboriginal learning space at the school. “We are committed to providing programming and supports to improve academic achievement, graduation rates, and personal well-being of our First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students,” Kopra said. “At the same time, we believe it is important to increase cultural awareness of aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum and throughout our board so that all students have authentic and accurate understandings of the history, cultures, traditions, and current realities of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people.” Walker added he sees this new space as another way the high school is working at making its students as successful as can be. “This space is not just a room, I think we created a space that is beyond just a room,” he said. The celebration included a traditional dinner, performances and speeches from





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Loraine Lute stands in the new smudging room at Rideau High School on Jan. 15. The room and the adjoining Aboriginal Learning Space has officially opened to the community, offering students, teachers and residents to a traditional space to learn and gather. the many community members, staff and students involved in making the room a possibility.

“You don’t need a kid in this school to use this space, its available to anyone, any time,” Walker said.

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Family wins $10,000 Glebe-Spree contest Michelle Nash

News - An avid Glebeshopping family has won the $10,000 Glebe Spree grand prize. The third-annual Glebe Spree campaign was launched by the local business improvement group back on Nov. 16 and offered people who choose to do their shopping along the section of Bank Street south of the Queensway the chance to win $10,000. This year’s winner, Sylvie Reichert, said she was really conscious about shopping in the Glebe over the holidays so she could ensure her chance to win the Glebe BIA’s contest

this time around. “It feels surreal. The last time I won anything was when I was 11 or 12 years old,” Reichert said. “It’s just amazing and exciting and it’s given my family an extra boost of positivity.” The contest ran until Dec. 31, and provided shoppers with a sticker for every $20 spent at area stores. Participants used a minibrochure “passport” to collect the stickers. Once $200 worth of stickers was collected, contestants entered for the chance to win. The prize money has been donated by the Glebe BIA and the Scotiabank branch located at Bank Street and Fourth Av-

enue. Reichert said it was easy to play, as everything she needs is located in the neighbourhood. “Everything is here, the food is fresh and the people are really friendly.” Reichert entered her winning ballot at McKeen Metro Glebe. Chairman of the organization, Greg Best, said this contest offers the businesses in the area to reward its local shoppers. The contest began in 2011 to encourage shopping along Bank Street after the city’s extensive reconstruction of the roadway. The contest has seen more than 18,000 entries in the past

two years. Glebe resident Will Raymond won the spree in its inaugural year and resident Mary Pal won in 2012. Reichert said her family is excited to start spending the winnings. “My eight-year-old daughter is already planning to go to Mrs. Tiggy Winkles and get a cupcake pillow she’s been wanting. She thought she’d never be able to save up enough money with her allowance.”

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Glebe-Spree winner Sylvie Reichert’s daughter Allegra Bisaillon makes the first purchase - a cupcake pillow from the Glebe’s Miss Tiggy Winkles’ manager Tessa Biesterfeld.

‘Neighbourhood lines’ unclear Continued from page 1

“This is a way to give the neighbourhood explicit assurance that we will protect the built low-rise neighbourhood in that area,” she said during the meeting. The motion states the “neighbourhood line acknowledges that only areas outside the stable low-rise residential neighbourhoods are appropriate for medium- and high-profile buildings and other intense land uses.” After a similar strategy was approved for the Scott Street community design plan in December, Hobbs called the neighbourhood lines the city’s “line in the sand.” “Communities, in their cores, will basically look the same a generation from now as they do now,” she said. George Dark of Urban Strategies, the consultant hired to draft the Scott Street plan, said the neighbourhood lines serve as a warning to developers looking to snap up land in redeveloping areas with hopes of seeking intensified zoning

and boost property values. “Draw that neighbourhood line on every map so it burns into your brain,” Dark said when the Scott Street plan was considered by the planning committee in December. “If you want to buy land speculatively, don’t look inside the red boxes.” ‘OVER-INTENSIFACTION’

The move is aimed at easing fears of “over-intensification” in built-up low-rise neighbourhoods. “While we support intensification (heights up to 14 storeys), we believe our neighbourhood is being over-intensified,” said Peter Eady, vicepresident of the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association, after a December meeting on the community design plan. “Many of the residents, given the trade-off, would rather have less intensification and fewer improvements.” Similar issues invariably come up during any CDP process, and the recently approved Scott Street plan was

no exception. During a Dec. 10 planning committee discussion on the Scott Street plan, James McRae of the Mechanicsville Community Association said he liked the emphasis placed on defining where there are opportunities for intensification and where stable neighbourhoods should be protected. It’s unclear where the “neighbourhood lines” for the Gladstone and Preston-Carling plans may be drawn. The borders of the Preston-Carling district are Highway 417 to the north and Dow’s Lake to the south, Loretta Avenue to the west and Booth Street to the east. The Gladstone station plan will cover the area between Somerset Street West, Highway 417, Breezehill Avenue and Preston Street. The Preston-Carling plan should be nearing completion, with a final draft due by February and consideration by the planning committee in April. The Gladstone plan is also slated to wrap up this spring. With files from Steph Willems



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Plan for Iraqi ambassador’s home irks residents Laura Mueller

News - Residents who live across the street from the proposed new Iraqi ambassador’s residence in Rockcliffe Park say the home would fit into the neighbourhood better if it faced away from their homes. Speaking at a Jan. 14 planning committee meeting, Derek Taylor, a resident of Birch Street, said his street is the boundary of Rockcliffe Park and Manor Park, and facing the residence towards Manor Park is inconsistent with the pattern of official residences in the area. There is also no precedent for an embassy or ambassador’s residence on a bus route, and Birch is also a heavily travelled roadway, Taylor said. An ambassador’s residence creates more traffic and puts more pressure on parking than an average home. Another Birch resident, Steve Rogers, agreed, noting there would be more security and police officers needed for events held at the home. “So in your mind there

must be a difference between big Rockcliffe houses and an embassy?” said Coun. Peter Hume, chairman of the planning committee. Taylor replied that there is a difference in the affect on the surrounding community, especially depending on which road the entrance faces onto. The staff report from the city’s planning department indicates Rockcliffe Park has traditionally been home to many official residences. “The re-establishment of the official residence for the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq through this new building will maintain this tradition,” the report reads. The one- and two-storey home will sit in a heavily treed section of Rockcliffe that is actually composed of five lots bounded by Birch Avenue, McNabb Place and Pond Street. The properties have remained vacant since Rockcliffe was subdivided in 1983. Taylor conceded that one home would have less of an impact than five homes that

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Residents who live nearby say a plan for a new residence for the ambassador of Iraq is inconsistent with the patterns of embassies and official residences in Rockcliffe Park. could be built on those same lots. Orienting the home towards Pond Street allows more trees to be retained, said Lesley Collins, a heritage planner

with the city. A tree conservation report was submitted to the city as part of the requirements for the heritage conservation district.

The flat-roofed home will also feature a swimming-pool pavilion linked to the main home with a glass corridor. The front entrance is to be flanked by two large windows

etched with scenes of Iraqi heritage. The architect, Julian Jacobs, confirmed that any fencing around the home will be “very minimal.”


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This conceptual rendering shows some of the new fixtures the city would like to see added to Bayshore Park.

Residents were told the elements of the tentative plan could change if they desired different improvements, or wanted some features kept the same. “We’ll have to work with Ferguslea, and see what (upgrades) they want to fund themselves,” said Taylor, adding that money was put

aside in last year’s budget to fund basic improvements like new lighting, pathways and recreation infrastructure in the park. Part of the plan is to build a more accommodating fieldhouse, but money for that would have to be allocated from this year’s budget, with construction occurring in 2014. “All of the funding is in place ex-

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian component of TeamBest™. Formerly part of MDS Nordion, we became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14/15p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world and we are currently growing our cyclotron team. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.

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News - A lot of power is on its way to the roof of Samuel Genest High School this year thanks to a little community support. The French Catholic high school, the solar power company SolPowered and the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op announced they will be putting solar panels on the roof of the school, generating power for Ontario’s hydro grid that will bring in $7,000 a year. “This is a great learning opportunity for our students,� school board trustee Denis Poirier said. “The money we make will be invested in renewable energy projects for the school.� The school board has leased Samuel Genest’s roof for 20 years - a standard lease agreement the co-op offers. The solar panels will cover a large portion of the east end school’s roof - and will come with a digital display set up in the main lobby to show students, staff and parents exactly how energy is being gen-

erated and used. Poirier said both he and the board were very proud of the project, which should be up and running by the spring. Most of the $500,000 price tag for the project has been raised, except for a remaining $100,000 which the co-op’s executive director Janice Ashworth said will be raised within the next few weeks. The project is the brainchild of both SolPowered and the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op - a profit sharing and investment corporation which builds renewable energy projects. This is the sixth project the Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop is currently working on. Ashworth said the project will generate close to 112 megawatts a year, with revenues of $75,000 annually. This is the eighth school at which the board has installed solar panels and the first high school. “We are just thrilled to be a part of this project,� Ashworth said. “One of our top mandates it was to provide service to the


Johan Hamels talks about solar energy at Samuel Genest High School on Jan. 16. Hamels and other members of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op celebrated its latest project – the installation of solar panel at the school – with cake and a lesson in what investing in solar energy is all about. community.� Co-op member Johan Hamels presented a brief explanation of the project and the power of solar energy during the event, explaining that this particular project is but one of the opportunities members can become involved in a commu-

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BIA planning to re-shape Vanier’s image Business association looking to carve new niches for area’s major streets Michelle Nash

News - A village, an international avenue and a French Quarter - that’s what people will know Vanier for if the local merchants association is successful implementing a new set of priorities for 2014. Mark Kaluski, chairman of Quartier Vanier, shared this news with residents at a Vanier Community Association’s meeting on Jan. 14. “We want to brand each of the three main arterials in Vanier with its own look and feel,” he said. At one time only covering the south side of Beechwood Avenue, all of Montreal Road and the north side of McArthur Avenue, the Vanier Business Improvement Area expanded its boundaries in the summer of 2012. The new boundaries now include both sides of the street on Beechwood and McArthur.

With the expansion, Kaluski said, the organization wants to attract both shoppers and new businesses to the area. The goal of the branding is to give each street its own identity. The plan is to have a highend retail spot on Beechwood to be known as Beechwood Village, a distinct French Quarter on Montreal Road and an International Avenue on McArthur. “It’s to give a local flavour of each street,” Kaluski said. This plan is part of the BIA’s 2014 priorities, which the chairman said still needs to be approved as part of the organization’s yearly budget. Turning Montreal Road into a French Quarter, Kaluski said, could involve different types of restaurants, a focus on the arts and small boutiques. “I think there is a lot we can do with Montreal Road,” he said. Residents who live around

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McArthur Avenue will soon be branded as Vanier’s international lane - to highlight all the different types of grocery and eateries on the street. The Vanier Business Improvement Area will rebrand all three arterials in its district, Beechwood Avenue, Montreal Road and McArthur to focus on its differences in the BIA. Beechwood Avenue, Kaluski pointed, out have long been working at rebranding the area as Beechwood Village. “I think the village - boutiques and high end retail - I think that will come naturally,” he said. McArthur, the chairman

said, already has many different international restaurants and shops, including a popular Portuguese grocery store making the choice, he explained to focus on its international identity an easy one. Aside from the rebranding of the street, the BIA will also

have three other main areas of focus. • Attract younger, new businesses to the area - Board member and local furniture store co-owner, Jamil Nassif will take the lead, with a plan to start hosting investment seminars, inviting businesses

and entrepreneurs to visit Vanier to see what the area has to offer. • Matching funding for facade improvements - Kaluski said this program will be used to help encourage landlords or businesses owners to improve store fronts and buildings in the Quartier. • Grant funding for local initiatives - Instead of spending a lump sum on one festival or event, the BIA will increase the amount of money it gives to local community events run by the community association or other local groups in the neighbourhood. Kaluski said the board still needs to flesh out some of the details for this plan to take action, but the overall goal is to create a Quartier both businesses and residents can be proud of. The BIA he added will continue working on its landscaping and outdoor furniture investment, which includes benches, large pots and street lighting. The organization is also planning on expanding its hours and season for its security patrol.


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Jan. 25

The Sons of Scotland present Burns Night, the largest Robbie Burns event in Eastern Ontario. Celebrate the anniversary of the World-famous poet’s birth on Jan. 25 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 101 Lyon St. The event includes a traditional Burns supper with haggis, ballroom and scottish country dancing to the big band sound of the 7-Monterey, a cabaret show featuring Garth Hampson and Shawne Elizabeth and the Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums. The event gets underway at 6 p.m. for cocktails, with dinner starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $65 each. For reservations call, 613-521-5625 or email Semi-formal or Highland attire. An Irish social dance will take place on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, located at 7 Fairbairn St., at the corner of Sunnyside Ave. For singles and couples of all ages, all dances are taught and are easy to learn. Admission is by donation ($7 recommended), and includes munchies/desserts, tea, door prizes, live ceili band. For information, call Brian at 613-523-9702 or email A Robbie Burns tea will be held on


Jan. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by Alexis MacIsaac and Calum Mackenzie, and the event will also feature poetry and traditional Scottish treats. The event takes place at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, located at 579 Parkdale Ave. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. M They are available at the door or can be reserved by calling the church in advance at 613-728-0558.

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The monthly general meeting of the Engineers Wives Association will be held on Jan. 28 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, located at 2345 Alta Vista Dr., at 1:30 p.m. For information on membership in the Engineers Wives Association of Ottawa, contact Joan Mangione at 749-4975.

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The First Unitarian Congregation would like to invite you to an arts night featuring Fred Litwin, filmmaker/author, painter Brian Potvin, and soprano Shawne Elizabeth Beames. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, located at 30 Cleary Ave. (off Richmond Road). Admission is $5. For more information, call 613-725-1066. The Ottawa River - how healthy is it? Hear Ottawa Riverkeeper Meredith Brown’s answer on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church, located at 1099 Maitland Ave. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 613-2253627 or visit or

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CFUW-Ottawa will be hosting it’s next general meeting on Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside United/Church of the Resurrection Anglican, located at 3191 Riverside Dr. Speaker Heather Sherrard, vicepresident of clinical services at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, will be on hand to discuss women’s heart health. The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, call 613-421-1370 or visit

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The Glabar Park Community Alliance will be hosting a winter fun day on Feb. 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Kingsmere Park. Come one, come all – bring the kids for a funfilled afternoon of skating, games, a barbecue and marshmallow roasting over the bonfire.

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IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at 229 Colonnade Rd. South. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit our website at or call Alia at 613-864-6779.


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Aries, your tendency to say what you feel can come across as being impolite. Many, however, appreciate your honesty and unwillingness to mince words. A loved one needs some help, Taurus. This week you will have to figure out a way to assist this person and still tend to your own pressing affairs. Gemini, focus your energy on someone important. This may be a friend, family member or even a romantic partner. Brush up on your relationship skills in the meantime. You have a natural charm that immediately puts others at ease, Cancer. If you are wooing a client, they will be putty in your hands. Just open your mouth, and you will win them over. Leo, your stubbornness comes into play this week, and it could cause a rift with friends or colleagues. Try to see their point of view, and put off any serious disputes for another time. Virgo, spend a little time this week plotting your next getaway. You tend to be happiest when you’re on the move and exploring. Everyone needs an escape now and then.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Chronicles (abbr.) 4. Wallops 9. He supported the world 14. Own (Scottish) 15. Ungentle 16. Sinews 17. Computer processing 18. A Monkey’s song 20. Narrate or tell 22. Lampreys 23. Dialogue for the audience 24. Many signatured requests 29. Cost, insurance and freight 30. Not under 31. Exchange 32. S. Am. river - Rio de la ___ 34. Isaac’s mother (Bib.) 38. Sodium 39. Possesses

Enjoy some local culture this week, Libra. Take in a concert, an art show or a theater performance. Just enjoy anything that will educate and entertain at the same time. Scorpio, you may find that someone you thought was weak is much stronger than they appeared. This person may not need as much of your assistance as you initally thought. Sagittarius, analyze any problems you may have by breaking them down into smaller tasks. Then you can tackle one thing at a time and come to a happy resolution. Capricorn, your children or the youngsters in your life will be the center of your universe this week. Make the most of this time and enjoy kids’ carefree natures. This week may be a little boring, Aquarius. Make the most of your down time, as you could use a few slow days to recharge your batteries and plan your next move. You are bubbling with energy, Pisces. Make the most of this energy by exercising, partying or taking a day trip.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

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