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A Hintonburg-based group working to end violence against women wants men to start playing a role in their cause. – Page 12


The Ottawa Gymnastics Centre will host the best men’s artistic gymnastics competitors from across the province from Feb. 3 to 5. – Page 23

Library to give iPads a spin Laura Mueller

EMC news – The Ottawa Public Library is becoming more and more mobile and now that mobility is even showing up within branches. Library users at Hintonburg’s Rosemount and Barrhaven’s Ruth E. Dickinson branches will have a chance to test drive iPad tablet computers this spring as part of a technology evolution. Ten iPads are set to arrive at each of those branches before the end of April. A few will be physically tethered to stations and available for people to use to access the library’s digital services or wireless Internet, while others will be used for programming. The idea is to complement stationary desktop computers at the branches by allowing more flexibility, said Jennifer Stirling, the library’s technology czar, or, more accurately, the division manger of service innovation. For instance, providing the iPads to a homework club that runs at the Rosemount library could provide a tool to get teens more engaged. “We could allow the iPads to be used in conjunction with that homework club so that students could use those iPads to help research the answers to the questions in their homework,” Stirling said. That’s especially important at Rosemount, where the desktop computers are consistently over 92 per cent booked and there is no room to add more. “We can allow them to use those (iPads) as a research tool to access those services we already provide and then extend the reach of the wireless and other (services) to be used in programming,” Stirling said. See ROSEMOUNT page 7

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Robin Lynch will be one of the performers at Hintonburg artist Patrick John Mills’ new exhibit, I Love You, which will run at the gallery until Feb. 25. For the full story, see page 32.

Condo towers proposed for Civic community Kristy Wallace

EMC news – Ashcroft Homes is proposing to build two condominium towers where the former Ottawa Humane Society stood at 101 Champagne Ave., a move that has some residents concerned about the impact such a development could have on a nearby park, traffic levels and a community design plan that hasn’t been completed yet. “We have a number of concerns as well as questions that have not yet been answered,” said resident Katherine Steinhoff in a letter sent to the city. Steinhoff and her partner, Peter Eady, live a block and a half away from the proposed development, which would feature a 22-storey tower and 25-storey tower, and they’re concerned about proposals that will introduce new developments and increased traffic at Champagne near Carling Avenue.


Steinhoff also said the Carling Bayview Light Rail Transit Corridor Community Design Plan should be completed before two condominium towers are allowed to go up on Champagne Avenue. According to the zoning bylaw amendment proposal, the property is currently zoned to allow residential uses of up to four storeys, but not a highrise apartment building. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said her concerns over the development mirror residents’ concerns in the neighbourhood. “I have basic concerns about this area,” she said. “The CDP is not completed, we need a better plan for intensification of this area overall, which is unfortunately not in place. “It’s an area of transition, and so that’s obviously why this area is targeted.” Hobbs also said Ashcroft could integrate the nearby Ev

she feels about the proposal. “I want to see how well this fits into the community,” Hobbs said. The Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association does not have a formal position on the development, but is encouraging the community to put forward their thoughts to the city no later than its deadline of Feb. 8. The target date that the application will go to planning committee is April 10. Ashcroft Homes did not respond to requests for an interview.

Tremblay Park into the development. “The idea to draw the park into site may or may not work out well, so that’s something I’m looking at,” she said. Steinhoff would like to see the city consider greening part of Champagne Avenue to help enlarge the park, which could become even smaller once the LRT is built. One of the things Hobbs would like to see in the neighbourhood is a grocery store and other amenities. But she said she wants to “reserve judgment” on how

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Taylor wants redevelopment of Ron Kolbus centre Kristy Wallace

and a community space. The previous term of council had approved $365,000 for these upgrades, in addition to $825,000 that was approved in 2006 to help upgrade the dome and its amenities. “I’d like to move the money from the Belltown Dome to Lakeside to strengthen that facility for local residents,” Taylor said. “We’ve had this idea for a while.”


EMC news – Bay Coun. Mark Taylor has a vision for the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre that includes a pool, gym facility and indoor meeting space. “This would be a multiyear project,” said Taylor. “We’re looking to work with the community to put together a grand design.” While he said budget con-

straints are tight, he wants to see just over $1 million that would have been allocated to the Belltown Dome arena spent on improving the Britannia-area recreation centre. Taylor said since the arena was built on a flood plain, the contractor found too many issues building on it. The money would have funded an addition to the lobby space, change rooms

He said he’s received some feedback from residents they were supportive of the idea, but community groups in the last few months like the Carlingwood Community Association have been vocal about lack of recreation space in their immediate area. “I think the reality is a lot of neighbourhoods like Carlingwood would like to have something in their neighbourhood, but we don’t have the space,” Taylor said, adding that Bay Ward should take advantage of the large space

surrounding the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, although it might not solve the issue of residents who want something smaller built closer to their communities. “If you look at all the land, the beach, tennis court and sports fields – and the building itself – it’s a pretty big space,” Taylor said. “We can do something that responds to the greater need of the entire community.” For more information on issues happening in Bay Ward, visit

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‘State of the city’ maps out council’s 2012 goals Watson aiming to get youth summit, sesquicentennial plans underway Laura Mueller

EMC news – A summit for youth, plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and a new award, the Order of Ottawa, are a few of the new ideas Mayor Jim Watson highlighted in his first-ever state of the city address. Delivered to city council on Jan. 25, the morning after United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Watson’s speech was no barnburner, but he did reveal a few plans of interest for 2012. Building on the momentum of other city council-led summits, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, the youngest councillor around the table at 26 years old, will lead a summit for youth. The event will be aimed at listening to young people’s advice on a wide range of issues, from transportation to art to eliminating bullying. “For me, this is a great fit,” said Fleury, adding that he’s the “de facto” representative of the young urban professional at the council table. He’s looking to consider what all youth have to say, whether they are already very involved in the community and school or if they have suggestions for how the city can

reach unengaged teens like them. “We want to understand what they want from their city,” Fleury said. “What are the barriers to participation?” The summit could take place in the fall, but in the meantime, the mayor highlighted other initiatives that will get underway in 2012. Canada’s 150th birthday isn’t until 2017, but now is the time to start planning, Watson said. He put Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess and Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs in charge of that initiative. “It’s never too early to start planning how you want to celebrate the country’s birthday and recognize the capital’s role in that celebration,” Bloess said. The anniversary will be a tourism draw, but Bloess wants to make it a longer-term economic development strategy by using the anniversary as a hook to attract large organizations and associations to host their conventions and meetings in Ottawa before – and hopefully after – the celebration. “We really look at this as an opportunity for economic development,” Bloess said. “You don’t just want that one-time bang. You want to create more of an ongoing momentum

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Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder welcomed the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Falkland, led by commanding officer is Lt. James Clute to perform the national anthem at a city council meeting on Jan. 25. The intent of the music program is to offer a high degree of musical training for all cadets wishing to take up an instrument. here. We need to create a buzz around the city.” Watson also wants to consolidate and refresh the 15 categories of Ottawa’s civic appreciation awards into a more streamlined Order of Ottawa, to be handed out to a small group of individuals once a year. He drafted deputy mayors Eli El-Chantiry (West Carleton-March) and Steve Desroches (South Nepean) to tackle that project. Watson also announced a new breakfast speakers’ series

in partnership with francophone economic development group Regroupement des gens d’affaires. The first event will take place on Feb. 16 at city hall and feature Denis Lebel, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities and minister of the economic development agency of Cana-

da for the regions of Quebec. The mayor also announced plans for the soon-to-be-vacant room on the first floor of city hall. The city handed an eviction notice to the EnviroCentre, which will move to a building on Rideau Street. In its place, Watson plans to showcase the historic memo-

rabilia, costumes and medals recently donated to the city by Barbara Ann Scott, gold-medal figure skater and “Canada’s Olympic Sweetheart.” Watson used much of the speech to reflect on council decisions he saw as achievements in 2011: progress on light rail and the Lansdowne redevelopment, as well as limiting budget increases and more. Invest Ottawa will officially launch next month and aims to attract investment and innovation to the city – particularly important in light of looming cuts to the federal public service that could impact the area’s economy, Watson said. He also introduced several guests in council chambers who he said exemplify what makes Ottawa “unique and special,” including a homeless teen who found support at the Youth Services Bureau, a paralyzed teen who participated in Rick Hansen’s 25th-anniversary relay, the owners of Hintonburg’s Carleton Tavern and the founders of Ottawa’s fastest growing private company for the last two years, Shopify, a ByWard Market-based business that creates online stores that have helped move more than $250 million in merchandise across the globe last year.


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Bridgehead gets parking reprieve in exchange for landscaping Laura Mueller

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A graphic shows the landscaping planned for the front of the new Bridgehead roastery at Anderson and Preston streets. The city forgave more than $35,000 that the coffee chain would have owed because it had no room to provide the 11 required parking spaces on site. could have just grabbed the $35,000, or they could receive this contribution.” Clark said she’d glad the city took a more flexible approach to the cash-in-lieu of parking requirement for the roastery, because the rule is often a deterrent to entrepreneurs who wish to convert older buildings for other uses, particularly those related to selling food. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, the vice chairwoman of the planning committee, agreed the city has begun to take a different approach to applications from developers to waive cashin-lieu of parking payments for certain reasons. Recently, the planning com-

mittee waived $2,600 to allow a small developer to have one fewer parking space at a new apartment building on Lebreton Street in the Glebe Annex neighbourhood in order to keep a mature tree. “I think there is a different attitude between city hall and the developers to some extent, from the previous term of council,” Harder said “Usually we’re not getting $35,000-plus,” she added. “But the fact is, in this case, you have Bridgehead who is building a new place and who is investing a lot of their own money into the public right of way. That’s awesome. They’re going to invest more money than we would have taken to

put in place of parking.” But the city isn’t becoming more lenient with waiving cash-in-lieu of parking requirements, Harder said. “This is an just an opportunity where we had an applicant that was going to invest in our property to make it better,” she said. “You could have had $35,000, and it could have gone into a parking fund and none of this stuff above or below the ground would have been done.” Meanwhile, the cash-in-lieu of parking fund continues to grow. According to a 2011 report, there was $4.1 million in the cash-in-lieu of parking fund as of last March. But Harder couldn’t recall if any of the money in that fund had been spent on parking projects. In fact, she recently brought up that issue with the planning committee’s chairman, Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume. “We should be making plans to be spending that money on parking opportunities, because why are we taking it in?” Harder said. A small amount from the fund is put towards a parking studies program each year (between $37,000 and $74,000), according to the 2011 report. The remainder is to be set aside for the construction of new parking facilities in 2014 and 2018, although specific projects aren’t identified.


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its pocket. Instead, Bridgehead has plans to invest money in regreening and landscaping the city’s road allowance in front of its Anderson Street facility. Combine that with work planned to separate storm sewers from the facility’s main sewer, and the company will be spending much more on upgrades to city property than the amount the city is forgiving for the 11 parking spaces the company can’t provide. The new roastery, which will be a coffee shop and a facility to roast coffee beans and prepare products for its shops, is an older building that takes up the entire site off Preston Street. If the company wanted to provide parking, it would have to tear down part of the heritage structure, said Bridgehead managing director Tracey Clark. “You’re not going to tear down an old building for parking,” she said. Instead, Bridgehead proposed turning a paved city road allowance that is currently used as a parking area into a garden-like space for a patio with about four tables, surrounded by landscaping. The materials and plants used will be approved by the city, Clark said. “It’s an investment for the city,” said Clark, who is the daughter of Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark. “They


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Best kept secret in the west! Collège Catholique Franco-Ouest in Bells Corners wants everyone to know all about their great programmes and is holding an open house on February 7th to spread the word. Franco-Ouest is a French Catholic high school where any child can shine. Located at 411 Seyton Dr., the school offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Grade 11 and 12, and for Grades 7 to 10. Principal Véronique Pourbaix-Kent said the program is their best kept secret. “Our students shine in university and particularly those who have an IB diploma,” Pourbaix-Kent said. “We are very proud of them and proud of our program.” Students at Collège catholique FrancoOuest are taught exclusively in French, except for their English classes. PourbaixKent added the students do extremely well in all of their English classes. They follow the same curriculum and study the same novels and poetry as students in English schools. Upon graduation, students can choose between French or English postsecondary education, learning a trade, or entering the work-force. The school’s principal for the past six years, Pourbaix-Kent is very proud of her school, describing it as a relaxed and family-oriented environment. The open house will be a reflection of that with teachers and students available to speak about their programs and offering tours of the school. The IB Programme prepares students for university and in some cases, highlevel courses are recognized as first year

Our students shine in university and particularly those who have an IB diploma Principal Veronique Pourbaix-Kent

university credits. The principal adds that the IB Programme fosters great habits – allowing students to learn how to lead a balanced life of volunteering, juggling workloads, finding their own creativity within the arts and learning the importance of keeping fit for life. Once in university, students already know how to respond and excel.

The IB Programme will not be the only focus of the open house. FrancoOuest being very sports oriented, it also offers many programs to appeal to the diverse interests of its student population, including the arts. Pourbaix-Kent said there really is something for everyone. “We have a Justice Concentration, where in partnership with lawyers, judges, police and probation officers, students get a taste for what type of careers they can consider in this field,” Pourbaix-Kent explained. Students in the Media Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) have the opportunity to learn all about film and photography, broadcasting and studio design work, and the SHSM is mentioned on their diploma when they graduate from the programme. Then there is the Construction Programme, where students actually have the opportunity to build a house for Minto Group. “Even though we are a smaller school we really try to answer the needs of all our students. We offer the best of both worlds: a smaller school in a family-oriented setting, and excellent programmes to prepare them for their future” Pourbaix-Kent said. The open house, the principal added, is a good opportunity for parents and students to get a real sense of what the school is about.

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Police board limits search for chief to within its ranks At least six good candidates, El-Chantiry says Laura Mueller

EMC news – Ottawa is set to promote its first police chief from within its ranks in a dozen years. During a meeting on Jan. 23, police services board members agreed that limiting the search for Vern White’s replacement to members of the Ottawa police is the best plan. “They, like me, feel the service is more than ever able to pick the chief within the organization,” said Eli El-Chantiry, head of the police services board and councillor for West Carleton-March. The position of chief will be vacated on Feb. 20 when White takes over a seat in the Senate. A national search would take around three months, ElChantiry said, and that would require the appointment of an interim chief who would not be a candidate for the chief’s position. But even limiting the search to an internal candidate will necessitate the appointment of

an interim chief, because the board doesn’t anticipate being able to choose a new chief by the Feb. 20 deadline, El-Chantiry said. The last chief to have been promoted from within the force’s ranks was Brian Ford, who served as chief from 1993 to 2000. During the Jan. 23 meeting, the police services board could have voted to limit the search to the two deputy chiefs, to all internal candidates, or whether to look outside the force for a new chief. In the end, during a closed-door session, the board chose to leave the competition open to all candidates within the police force. “I was very pleased to know we went internally,” El-Chantiry said. That will ensure it’s a fair process, El-Chantiry said. He said he has no favourite candidates at this time, but he envisions about two or three people applying for the job. As to whether the board is concerned about criticism that it should have sought the best candidate from a wider, national pool rather than limiting the search, El-Chantiry said any decision will be criticized. He noted that the board has previously been criticized for not selecting a local candidate

for chief. El-Chantiry is convinced that the succession planning the board directed White to undertake has paid off, and the best candidate will be an officer from the force. “We have good candidates. We have more than half a dozen people fully bilingual, fully educated,” El-Chantiry said. “We get to choose, not just from one or two, but we have quite a few of them.” Two of the top candidates are the deputy chiefs: Chuck Bordeleau and Gilles Larochelle. White himself won’t be involved in the search for his replacement, but he said he has total confidence in the candidates that will come from within the force. “It is almost a coin toss between these two,” White said. “They are very different in many ways, but they are also very similar when it comes to leadership.” He added that he thinks either one would make a good chief, either in Ottawa or another municipality. There are no legal requirements to publically post the position – final authority rests with the police board to choose whoever the members prefer, El-Chantiry said.

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Jennifer Oake, principal of St. Pius X High School, is one of 40 principals from across Canada to be named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2012.

St. Pius X’s Oake named among Canada’s 40 outstanding principals Kristy Wallace

EMC community – Jennifer Oake may have been named one of Canada’s 40 outstanding principals for 2012, but the St. Pius X High School principal said her staff makes the school a better place. “I’ve worked with lots of inspirational people,” said Oake, who’s been the school’s principal for six years. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with fantastic people. I’ve learned something from every one of them.” Simone Oliver, the school’s superintendent, was part of a team that nominated Oake for the award. She said her nomination was kept secret and the principal didn’t find out until a staff breakfast was held the last day of classes before Christmas. “Jennifer is someone very, very focused,” Oliver said. “She has a shared vision and is very collaborative in her approach that includes families, staff and students. Her vision has a very holistic approach ... and she’s very involved at the

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OC Transpo to keep pledge to release GPS data after all

EMC news – Following the outrage that ensued after OC Transpo management backtracked on a promise to release bus-location data openly to the public, the transit agency is set to keep its commitment and release the information by March 22. Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney, a commissioner who is also chairman of the information technology subcommittee, said a productive Jan. 24 meeting of an OC Transpo IT working group led to the change of heart. During a special transit commission meeting on Jan. 26, members unanimously approved a report directing strict timelines for when the bus-location data should be released. “I think we have to be able to provide the open data,” Tierney said. “That’s a commitment that we made, and this (the report) is going to address that. By March 22, that commitment will be fulfilled.” Tierney said he was pleased with the subsequent action on the bus-location data issue, after becoming “extremely upset” that chairwoman Diane Deans and OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier told the transit commission on Jan. 17 that the data should be kept private for use by OC Transpo with its mobile applications and displays in order to maxi-

mize the amount of revenue that could be made from the data. At the last meeting, transit commissioners were told that “dynamic advertising,” including the potential for exclusive OC Transpo use of bus-location data, could net the transit agency $1.1 million in revenue over the next four years. The report approved on Jan. 26 states: “(The) IT working group believes and recommends that the city should proceed with the release of real time GPS data as soon as prudent terms of use can be developed, given that there is currently no market taking advantage of such advertising opportunities and that the anticipated additional revenue is relatively small.” Mercier told transit commissioners on Jan. 17 that OC Transpo would be looking at how much money could be made from harnessing the exclusive use of bus-location data, and then let commissioners decide what’s more important: potential advertising revenue from the only mobile app that can show real-time bus locations, or the city’s commitment to transparency through its open data initiative. That debate was set to take place this summer. But after the commission voted in favour of speeding up the public release of the information, Mercier said OC

Transpo has been “very open to moving ahead.” While last year, the transit agency was focused on addressing the financial constraints in its fiscal framework, this year has brought a challenge of balancing the needs of OC Transpo and the expectations of customers. “Customers’ expectations are going fast and we’re keeping up with the times,” Mercier said. “We’ve been working together and we know where we want to go, and we’ll be talking about that on March 22.” A strong argument was made by Tierney to look more closely at the model Winnipeg uses to release its bus-location data to the public for use in privately-developed applications that let riders know how far away their next bus is. Alex Lougheed, spokesperson for the local advocacy group Open Data Ottawa, said the group is “super excited” about this next stage in the ongoing process of fighting for open data. The city did release a buslocation data briefly during its Apps4Ottawa contest in 2010 and early 2011, and transit apps were very popular: “Where is My Bus?,” an app developed by Jonathan Rudenberg, won the people’s choice award. Rudenberg said he intends to look at the format the data is released in and rework his app to make it useable.

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A detailed analysis of the pilot program will be completed by the end of 2012 and will come to the library board for review in early 2013, Stirling said. IPads are just the latest addition to the Ottawa Public Library’s increasing suite of mobile technologies. The goal, Stirling said, is to provide a “library on the go” for users, wherever they are. “It’s just the continued need to be able to provide our services in a mobile fashion. So that evolution is really changing the way that we do things and it’s changing the way people interact with the library.” It’s technology that Ottawa Public Library users are really embracing. The bilingual social-interactive library catalogue powered by BiblioCommons has the highest usage of all BiblioCommons libraries, which include libraries in New York, Edmonton and other international libraries. In 2011, library users added 119,787 ratings, created 4,690 subject lists and provided 11,028 comments on what they read. The library has seen a 170 per cent jump in e-book downloads between 2010 and 2011, and since it was launched last July, the mobile website has already been used 158,758 times. But the digital offerings

aren’t meant to replace books and traditional materials entirely, Stirling said. “We’re really seeing that the digital offering really complements our historical, paperbased model. It provides an alternative for people who have a different access pattern,” she said. The library already rolled out email notifications of holds and overdue materials

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Maestro David Currie speaks after accepting a key to the city from Mayor Jim Watson at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 23.

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EMC news – Ottawa Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor David Currie began his 20th season with the OSO on a high note as he was presented with a key to the city. The honour, which was bestowed upon Currie just prior to the start of a 20th-anniversary concert at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 23, was the first of this term of council for Mayor Jim Watson. Watson said Currie’s lead-

ership has had a profound impact on are and culture in Ottawa. “David’s valuable work and direction have been key to the success of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra over the last two decades, which has contributed to the richness and diversity of the cultural landscape in our city,” the mayor said. Currie, a resident of Sandy Hill, has lived in Ottawa since 1971, when he joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra as assistance principal bass

player. He became the principal bass player in 1009 but left at the end of the season to expand his experience as a conductor. Currie has also been a professor of music and conductor of the University of Ottawa orchestra since 1982. This year, 2012, not only marks Currie’s 20th anniversary as maestro with the OSO, but also his 30th season as the conductor of the university orchestra and his 40th season as a musician on the stage of the NAC.

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Short list for new police chief too short The city has picked up a nasty habit. In the interest of harm reduction, an intervention is in order as our elected representatives appear to have learned little from the Lansdowne reconstruction fiasco. In that case, council voted to accept a proposal from a sole supplier, and then had to attempt to explain why they didn’t need to explore alternatives. The consequences of that decision has led to a drawn-out process

where nearly two years after the vote, shovels have yet to be plunged into the ground along the Rideau Canal. Now we come to the process to select a new chief of police following Vern White’s appointment to the Senate. The police services board appears to have caught the same bug that befell council over Lansdowne. Usually the city wouldn’t hire a street sweeper without asking for public applications, but the police board

thinks it’s a good idea to only consider existing members of the police department for the chief’s job. There are a couple of potential problems with this decision. For one, White was long ago given the mandate to groom an internal candidate to take his position if he moved on. The potential folly of that requirement becomes evident now: his subordinates may have spent years beholden to the man

who can hand them the keys to the chief’s office down the road. One of those former subordinates will now become chief. Another problem is similar to the one that caused all the kerfuffle over Lansdowne. What if there is an external candidate out there who has a better product to offer. Why shut them out? Choosing a supplier and ignoring all other offers is not a good way to run an ice cream stand and it’s not a

limited the quantity – and likely the quality – of applicants. Ottawa is one of the biggest cities in the country, plus its capital. Surely a Help Wanted sign hung in the window by the board would attract the interest of a number of top law enforcement officers in Canada. If we’re going to spend money on a chief of police, let’s get the right man or woman for the job. An open competition is the only way to make sure that happens.

good way to run a city either. White has shown good judgment as chief and we hope he shows good judgment in recommending someone for his job. But we shouldn’t have to gamble on one person’s best guess. Maybe one of the two deputy chiefs is the best person for the job of chief, but we’ll never know if there’s no open competition. By foregoing an open, cross-country job search, the police services board has


Everything for nothing on the web? CHARLES GORDON Funny Town If there was a way to sneak into the NHL All-Star Game without paying, some of us would have. Most of us wouldn’t. That’s the way we were brought up. If somebody is selling something and you want it, you pay for it. But if someone offered us a pirated version of the all-star game video for nothing over the Internet, a lot more of us would take that. And, of course, that also applies to music, books and movies. A disturbing number of us feel that we are entitled to free, music, books and movies over the Internet. In recent weeks there has been a huge outcry, mostly in the U.S., over proposed anti-piracy legislation. Millions participated in online protests of one sort or another, to the extent that some American legislators who originally supported the bill are said to be getting cold feet. Why, exactly, do some people feel entitled to free content over the Internet? Is it because they paid for their computers? You know, they paid for the washing machines. Do they expect free clothes? Is it because they pay for the Internet connection? Is it because they’re cheap? Is it because they don’t respect the right of artists to be paid for their work. It’s an important question, because the Internet has a good chance to wipe out the music industry and the publishing industry. Companies have been steadily going under for the last few years. Musicians and writers have seen their earning opportunities drastically diminished at the same time as consumers have feasted on free content. New copyright legislation, both here and in the U.S., is an attempt to right some of those wrongs. Inevitably, there are details that need to

be changed, but most of the outcry has nothing to do with details. It has to do with the principle of the thing: that we have a right to everything, for free. Again, why? Leonard Cohen has a new album out this week. He’s worked hard over a long career, provided joy and inspiration to millions of people. Isn’t that worth something? Or do we somehow have a right to his music without paying for it. One argument that will be made is that Leonard Cohen doesn’t need the money and neither does the big company that records him. But most of the victims of Internet piracy are not the Leonard Cohens, Sonys or Céline Dions of this world. Artists who get rich from their music are in the minority. Most of the victims of Internet piracy are struggling artists who have financed their own projects and are trying to make an honest dollar from them. This is not taking a quarter from a payphone; it is stealing from the mom-and-pop store down the street. It is interesting to note that among the supporters of the legislation are unions representing both artists and craftspeople employed in the entertainment industry. These are not wealthy entertainers, just working people who realize that their livelihood is at stake. (Disclosure alert: I am a member of the musicians’ union, but am not selling CDs.) One of the targets of the controversial legislation is the big offshore operator who sends pirated material back to North American consumers. There won’t be too many defending him. But that guy couldn’t exist without his customers and his customers are ordinary people who are not willing to pay for content produced by others. Some recent attempts to punish ordinary people for this have been clumsy and heavy-handed, but that doesn’t make what they are doing right. The debate will move closer to home in the next few years as newspapers, some of which now attack copyright laws as infringements on freedom of speech, begin to charge for the Internet content they have been giving away for free. Will that be you, trying to sneak into the sports section?

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Is the city’s police services board right to limit its search for a new chief to internal candidates only?

What should the City of Ottawa do with its OC Transpo GPS information?

A) They’re the experts – if they feel the

make money for the city.

right person is in-house, hire away.

B) No. It should be the city’s policy to open up all job application processes.

C) If they’ve identified qualified candidates this time, that’s fine – but we need to fix this in the future.

D) I don’t care. I won’t be chief at any rate

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The stuff of life

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EMC community – When Hibo Ismail moved into McAuley Place almost three years ago, a large room just off the entrance of the building had become a dusty, unwelcoming storage area. But on Jan. 25, the bright and repainted lounge was buzzing with people who came out to celebrate the renaissance of community spirit in the building. Ismail, along with two other residents – Jennifer Thomas and Michael Enoka – spearheaded an effort to renovate the room, painting the walls, sourcing furniture donations and a television, and making it into a space for neighbours to connect. Now, people have begun to hang out in the space and getting to know each other better. “The more people involved in the community, it makes it a better place to live in,” Ismail said. The Centretown building is setting an example for an initiative that’s underway throughout Ottawa Community Housing’s buildings – home to more than 32,000 tenants. It’s called the healthy communities initiative, and McAuley Place was one of the first two buildings to try out the new approach starting in 2008. The initiative is looking to boost tenants’ pride in their homes, their sense of security, encourage positive social en-

gagement and integration into the surrounding community. That could mean anything from creating a strategy to tackle maintenance issues in partnership with tenants, to hosting community events to working more closely with the community policing officer. The main point of the initiative, though, is to let the tenants give the direction and take the lead on what can be done to improve their community, and give them the tools and connect them with the people who can help. “The key to the success is to have tenants at the table,” said Jo-Anne Poirier, chief executive of Ottawa Community Housing. She said community housing wanted to thank the McAuley Tenant Association and Ismail for the extraordinary work done to turn the building around. There was more concern about safety before, and tenants didn’t mingle as much, Poirier said. Now, McAuley is a different place. “It’s becoming a role model,” Poirier said. Ismail said she likes that idea. “It will open up their eyes so they can see it’s a group of people who got together and did this within themselves,” she said. “They didn’t have to wait on others to come. “It’s really all about teamwork. Get together and don’t give up. Accomplish things that you all want together.”

simple changes in their daily routines to try and cut down on the clutter. The first rule is “one in, one out,” especially for toys, clothes and books. Don’t allow yourself to buy an item until you’ve selected one to donate. Once you do bring it into the house, “don’t put it down, put it away,” says Burke (Rule Two). This includes mail, kids’ homework, groceries, new clothes. The third and fourth rules, “have a home for everything,” and “keep flat surfaces clear,” means deciding what to do with new acquisitions the minute we bring them across the threshold. “Think about things before you bring them into the house,” Burke says (Rule Five). “If you see something on special at the grocery store, ask yourself if you have room in the pantry for it before you buy it and bring it home.” “Make it easy for everyone in the house to put things away” (Rule Six). Have a basket for television remotes, a box for receipts, a tray for mail, and label the shelves in

per cent of our clothes 80 per cent of the time,” says Burke. Finally, the one in, one out rule applies to time management as well. “Make friends with your calendar,” Burke advises, and “verb your to-do list.” This means to-do lists are action-oriented. Without action, it’s just another piece of paper to add to the pile. Decide to do it, delegate it or delete it. If you’re like us, the postChristmas bulk means before any of these great ideas can be implemented, a de-cluttering session is in order. Burke advises tackling one drawer or shelf at a time for 15-minutes and “see if you can beat the clock.” And if you still need help, even with a single room or group of items? “You don’t have to be knee-deep in clutter” (or Lego) to call in the pros.



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the fridge to help kids know where everything goes. For anything that doesn’t have a place anymore, “have a donation station” (Rule Seven). And despite rumours we exist in a paperless society, Burke points out that we have more paper in our lives than ever before. She recommends having a system for paper. (Rule Eight). File bills, discard flyers and old newspapers, and disconnect your computer from the printer. If you feel compelled to print something, “ask yourself why you’re keeping it, and only keep items that you want to take action on.” Laundry-time is an opportunity to get rid of things that are worn or don’t fit. At the beginning of each season, turn all hangers in the closet around backward. As you wear items, turn the hangers forward. “We only wear 20



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Mayor Jim Watson, centre, and Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, second from right, presented a certificate to McAuley Place residents Hibo Ismail, Michael Enoka and Jennifer Thomas on Jan. 25 during an event celebrating the Ottawa Community Housing building’s progress in improving safety and community connections.

It’s been six weeks since Christmas, and I’m finding it difficult to get around my house. Everywhere I step there are toys, toys and more toys. My mom called the other day to say she was ordering a table top hockey game for my son’s birthday in February. “Dear God, no!” It was the only thing that came to mind. “Mom, we can’t cram another toy into our space. And even if we could, I wouldn’t want it.” Anyone who’s sliced a foot open on a piece of Lego will understand why I was so adamant. Like many families, we have an issue with what professional organizer Heather Burke calls “the stuff of life.” “We bring things into our space, but we forget that the house is not a balloon,” says Burke, the founder of Smart Space Organizing in Ottawa. Two decades ago, Burke discovered she was “chronically disorganized,” losing car keys, late for appointments, and never finding what she needed when she needed it. Since 1999, Burke – a former management consultant – has been helping families, students, and employers get more organized. She points out most people have issues with organization. But anyone who feels overwhelmed can make 10


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By: Benjamin Leikin, Mental Health Project Officer Jemimah Brown, Mental Health Youth Facilitator

Suicides are a tragic reality, especially amongst the youth population. In Canada, suicides are the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24. Teenage years can be a difficult time of much change and transition and with that comes many additional stressors. Unfortunately, being unable to deal with these additional stressors can cause youth to turn to suicide. But suicide is never the answer. Warning signs of suicide: Warning signs may indicate that a person could be having suicidal thoughts. Some of these warning signs include: • Withdrawal from family and friends • Lack of interest in school, work, or hobbies • Behaviour that is out of character • Increase in risky behaviour • Substance misuse • Increased mood swings, aggression, and “flat” mood

Written by Andrée Raymond RN BScN Public Health Nurse, School Health Program Ottawa Public Health

Many parents feel anxious about talking to their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help guide during these very important talks:

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start early Talking about sexuality at an early age will make it easier when talking about more complex issues when they become teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring it up. Take it slowly, building on topics you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex—bring it up with them. Do not expect that everything will be covered in one “talk” as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject. What is most important is that your teen feels they can come to you with their questions and concerns. make tHe most of teacHable moments Capitalize on opportunities that come up in everyday life. Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have reflected on the question—where do babies come from?

• Giving away prized belongings • Dark themes in poetry, art, or writing • Feelings of depression, hopelessness, and helplessness • Changes in sleeping, eating, or personal hygiene • Talking about death or suicide • Having a plan on how to commit suicide HoW to Help someone: If you see any of the above warning signs, there are things you can do to help: • First, confront it. If you suspect suicidal thoughts, don’t be afraid to ask directly if they are considering suicide. You cannot make someone more suicidal by asking about it. Suicide is not an idea you can put in someone’s head. • Listen with an open mind. Do not judge. • Don’t lessen or dismiss any of their feelings. • Tell the person that you really care about

them. Express that they matter to you. Clearly tell them that you want to help in any way that you can. • Do not promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret. When a life is at risk, you must tell someone. • Getting outside help is critical. Contact your family doctor, a mental health professional, a crisis line, or go to the closest emergency room. If there is immediate danger, call 911. • Stay in contact with the person. Check in to see how they are doing. Be sure to praise the person for their courage to get help. Youth suicide is a major public health concern. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is currently working with schools, to provide programming to build resiliency and reduce risks of suicide in youth. As well, OPH is financially supporting the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) mental health walk-in clinic, allowing more youth and families to get support. Suicides will not go away unless we create an open dialogue, and support those in need. If you or someone you know is in need, please do not hesitate to contact the following: YSB 24/7 Crisis Line – 613-260-2360 Distress Centre Ottawa and Region - 613-238-3311 Tel-aide Outaouais – Gatineau -819-775-3223, Ottawa -613-741-6433 For more information, please visit health or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ottawahealth) for the latest public health information.

Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, watching a love scene in a TV show, or even listening to provocative lyrics on the radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen. It does not matter how you bring it up—it just matters that you let your teen know that you are willing to talk about it. use “real” Words Use proper vocabulary when referring to body parts. Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that these are not “dirty” words

and that it’s ok to ask questions. clarify questions When your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise. You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know. Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.

sHare your values —don’t lecture or preacH Listen and respect your child’s ideas. Ask them what they think about it. Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand. Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context. For more information on talking about sexuality, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY:613-580-6744) or visit our website ottawa. ca/sexuality. You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ophsexhealth) for the latest public health information. 380478-0202 Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, February 2, 2012



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Men step up to end cycle of violence against women Kristy Wallace

Ice dreams take flight

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Skaters of all ages flocked to city hall on Jan. 26 for the official opening of the Rink of Dreams. Mayor Jim Watson, members of council, representatives from the Sens Foundation and dignitaries including Senators players Erik Karlsson and Milan Michalek gathered to officially open the 1,100-square-metre ice surface, which will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

EMC news – Ron Couchman admits he didn’t always know how to deal with the cycle of violence against women. “I engaged in binge drinking. I was angry, and shorttempered. I got in fights at bars with other men,” he described his life from seven years ago. He said if he knew about a woman in his life who had been hit by a man, he’d stand up to him – but in the wrong way. “If it happened to somebody I knew, I’d beat the crap out of the person who did it,” Couchman said. “I’m not proud of how I acted, but I want to highlight that this is the way we (men) are expected to be. Beating up someone who committed violence against women would only contribute to the cycle of violence, rather then prevent it.” When Couchman and his partner attended a talk by Michael Kaufman – co-founder of the white ribbon campaign which encourages men to end violence against women – his

life changed. Throughout his time as a student at Carleton University, Couchman took part many efforts to help engage men in ending violence against women. Now, he’s heading an initiative by the Hintonburgbased Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women’s new project, I Can MANifest Change. The project was launched at city hall on Friday, Jan. 27 and included remarks from Families of Sisters in Spirit, an organization that draws attention to murdered and abused Aboriginal women and a spoken word performance by Brandon Wint. The project is a two-year program that aims to help boys and men combat violence against women, and teaches them that rape and sexual assault will not end unless men mobilize for change. Couchman said the objectives of the project include creating materials that appeal to young men and boys, develop community partnerships with organizations like Scouts Can-

ada and offer workshops. “Violence Against Women is not a women’s issue. Men are also part of that community,” said coalition member Bailey Reid. She said men have family members they want to keep safe, while also being role models for their family’s younger generations. Couchman was commended for his work with the initiative, and he said he would want aspects of the project like the workshops to be accessible for men of all different background. “I’m a white, heterosexual male, but these workshops can be adapted in different ways: the Jewish community, Aboriginal community,” he said. “It’s important these projects be adaptable. It should reach everyone from street youth, to religious and non-religious folks.” For more information on the project, email Couchman at More information on the coalition can be found at its website at

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Whether it’s taken as evidence or found abandoned, the Ottawa Police Service catalogs and tracks every piece of property that comes into the custody of officers. If the property goes unclaimed after a period of time, in accordance with the Police Services Act of Ontario, these items are released for public auction to Crown Assets Distribution or Rideau Auctions. This is done regularly throughout the year.

EMC news – A one-day event offering the chance to participate in a number of activities for people of all fitness levels, will give Ottawans a different way to raise money to support breast cancer awareness and treatment. The Bust A Move campaign was launched on Jan. 23 at the Ottawa Athletic Club, encouraging residents to start to organize teams and raise money for breast cancer research. The April 21 event will also be replacing the annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Ottawa. Bernice Rachkowksi is one of the event organizers and said this event is not to take away from the importance of the previous fundraising cause, but is simply a new way to support the same cause. “All the money stays in Ottawa and is directed towards breast cancer health programs: reducing wait times, preventative programs, education and purchasing equipment all

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Joanne Woo, left, and Bernice Rachkowski, co-chairwomen of the Bust a Move a breast cancer fundraiser, taking place on April 21, officially launched the campaign on Jan. 23. while you are having fun doing a fitness activity,” Rachkowksi said. According to Rachkowksi the event hopes to draw in the same participants and crowds the Weekend to End Breast Cancer has in the past. “We are hoping people with teams that have participated in



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Remembering Emerson Mary’s brother was always so full of life EMC lifestyle – Losing a sibling is never easy. You try to remember the good times and they help sustain you as you come to grips with the finality of the sudden death of a loved one. Last week my brother Emerson, who has been so much a part of these stories since their inception in 1976, passed away. He had a massive heart attack and died in hospital in St. Thomas, Ont. And so this week, please let me tell you about another side of the impish brother who has peppered the pages of this paper for more than 35 years. To do so, I have to roll back the clock to when he was only 16 years old and when he put on the uniform of a Royal Canadian airman. The war had barely started and he wanted so badly to be in the service. He would celebrate his 17th birthday in the Netherlands. He wasn’t the only Canadian “boy soldier” to join up and head to the battlefields, he was just my brother. His mail home was full of description. He had a great talent for painting a picture of whatever country he was in and his ability to always see the lighter side of life cer-

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories tainly manifested itself when he was overseas. He was a dispatch-rider and a picture sent home of him straddling his motorcycle had our mother convinced he was going to end up in jail. Painted in blazing white letters on the motor were two words: “Miss Carriage,” when others serving with him had inscriptions like “Miss Canada” and “Miss America.” We always thought Emerson was born laughing. When he arrived back in Canada, he and his young family took up residence in a military base. With children of his own, I wasn’t surprised when I visited to hear a rap on the door and a group of youngsters standing there wanting to know if Emerson could come out and play. He bought me my first flashy bicycle when he came home from overseas. It was blazing red, had feathers on the handlebars, a bell the size

of a platter and shiny silver fenders. For a young girl in high school, this was the ultimate bicycle and it served me well for many years. Emerson was tall and when he lived in Port Stanley, Ont., he was known as The Laird. He knew everyone in the town and there was no mistaking him. He often wore plus-fours, a deerstalker hat and carried a walking stick with a brass boar on the handle. He was very proud of his family and was devoted to his two grandsons, Tyler and Lucas. We talked often on the phone and he always started his conversation by saying, “well, g’day, g’ day, how are things in the Valley?” It was always my belief that the war robbed my brother of his childhood: he went overseas as a young boy and came back a man. I often wonder if he had had the chance, could he have gone

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on to help design all those glass buildings we see in the cities today. He drew them when he was a youngster around our kitchen table on the farm. We thought at the time that Emerson was “different.” Imagine glass towers from ground level reaching up into the sky, with elevators going up on the outside. We’d laugh at the absurdity of his dreams. Yes, we’d say, “Emerson is different.” And what of the stories I told about him? Emerson allowed me generous literary licence as his mischievous behaviour became part of my tales of our growing up on a Renfrew County farm. It was touching last Sunday at my church when so many people gave me their sympathy and wondered if the tales about my brother would end. They will go on as before. Memories of a loved one do not cease with his passing. And so I ask you, my faithful readers, to remember a fun-loving, often exasperating, but always full of life individual, who made my stories come alive. I will miss him greatly, as will those who were dear to his heart, but it is my prayer that he is in another place where he has found rest, where his wit will still be intact to amuse and, yes, perhaps confound those around him.

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EMC news – Patients at the Queensway Carleton Hospital will get to sample some of the best local foods thanks to a $43,000 provincial grant. The grant was announced at the hospital on Jan. 27, with tasty, locally grown goodies on tap for staff to try out. Mel Foster of Foster Farm in North Gower said he was delighted to be part of the project. The farm will grow some vegetables for the hospital. “It’s important to support our local agriculture not only in food,” Foster said. “Not only in food, but in consumerism as well. There are so many things available in our stores that are from faraway lands that could be just as easily provided locally.” The grant is provided by the province’s Greenbelt Fund – which promotes Ontario food to public and not-for-profit institutions. Thanks to the fund, more Ontario food is being served at daycares, schools, universities and colleges. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli said there are currently 38 proposed projects under the Greenbelt Fund, with 27 already under way. The hospital launched their Simply Outstanding Hospital

Food Initiative last summer. It’s a restaurant model of patient care that caters to the patients and prepares meals in a galley-style kitchen on the same floor. The grant will allow the existing initiative to provide local food options. Franco Naccarato, the program manager of the Greenbelt Fund, said the right diet can be as much a part of patient care as doctors, nurses and medication. “Food service hasn’t always been the focus of hospitals, but we are definitely seeing a shift in focus here,” he said. Caralan Dams, the manager of food services at the hospital, said the goals of the initiative include: improving patient satisfaction, reducing waste and reducing the hospital’s carbon footprint. “If you can get strawberries from North Gower instead of California, it’s just makes sense that you reduce that footprint,” Dams said. The Greenbelt Fund will also give $55,000 in grant monies to Just Food Ottawa – who will be creating a regional food distribution hub. It will include getting 50 public institutions to participate in a survey about food barriers and opportunities. They will use the information to create a collaborative local food hub.

Entering the Year of the The Scoop on Snow Shovelling Dragon at T&T Supermarket

Family Physiotherapy Westgate Wellness Centre staff offering advice for safe snow shovelling With the snow and cold weather finally here to stay, we are now faced with the daunting task of snow shovelling. While many people recognize that shovelling snow is hard work, Family Physiotherapy’s staff cautions that shovelling can place severe stress on the heart, and may cause stress and strain on your body. Every year shovellers sustain injuries such as pulled and strained muscles from repetitive twisting and improper lifting. However, you can still enjoy cardiovascular benefits from snow shovelling if you prepare yourself, take some simple precautions and listen to your body. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you get ready to tackle that mound of snow at the end of your driveway. Choose a shovel that’s right for you: • A shovel’s handle is the appropriate length when you can slightly bend your knees, and hold the shovel comfortably in your hands at the start of the shovel stroke. • A bent-handle or ergonomic shovel can reduce bending compared to a traditional straight-handled shovel. • A smaller blade may be better than a large one because it avoids temptation to pick up a pile of snow that is too heavy for your body to carry.

Use proper techniques: • Grip the shovel with your hands spaced at least 12 inches apart to increase your leverage. • Squat with your legs hip-width apart, knees bent and back straight. Lift with your legs! Do not bend at the waist. • Step in the direction in which you are throwing the snow. This will help prevent twisting of the low back and possible injuries. It is also important to warm up before shovelling with brisk walking or marching in place, taking frequent breaks and changing positions to avoid sustained stressful postures on the back, and separating the job into smaller stages to prevent overexertion. Shovellers should take notice of any symptoms of back pain or repetitive strain, and should be aware of any warning signs of cardiac distress including shortness of breath, chest and/or upper body discomfort, palpitations, and other symptoms such as anxiety, sudden extreme fatigue, nausea, dizziness or light headedness. If you have a vulnerable back or you think your back or shoulder pain is a result from overuse, do not hesitate to call us at (613) 715-9000 or visit us at the Westgate Shopping Centre at 1309 Carling Ave. We will evaluate your injury, provide hands-on treatment and give you strengthening exercises and education to get you back on track.


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Even though Monday January 23rd was the official start of the Chinese New Year, T&T Supermarket on Hunt Club Road in Ottawa South offered celebrations and special events to their customers and guests on Saturday and Sunday (January 28th and 29th) to allow working families to join with their children in welcoming the year of the dragon in proper style. To be exact this year (number 4709 on the Chinese calendar) is the year of the Black Water Dragon. As has been the case for the last two New Year’s celebrations at T&T, Ottawa residents of every background have been very supportive of these events according to store manager Jimmy Wen. Judging by the crowds at T&T on Sunday, which were as large as the ceremonial lion was long, this New Year is looking very positive indeed. T&T’s central operations manager Calvin Liao and Jimmy Wen welcomed the Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Jin Liu to the noon-hour ceremonies. Mr. Liu presided over the Children’s Calligraphy Challenge finale and presented the

God of fortune, Jin Liu, Calvin Liao (T&T Central Operations Mgr), Jimmy Wen (T&T Store Manager) with children from Calligraphy contest gifts and awards on behalf of T&T Supermarket to the young masters of the ink and brush-pen. He then took part in a Hong Kong New Year’s tradition of writing down his hopes for the upcoming year and placing this card on a Wishing Tree mural. In China the wish notes are tied to a piece of fruit and tossed onto a living tree. If the wish sticks to a branch it will come true according to lore. Minister-Counsellor Liu welcomed the Success Lion Dance Troupe and he performed the ritual of Hoi Gong, where the pupils of the eyes on the ceremonial dancing lion must be painted on or dotted to awaken its spirit. The dance troupe then performed a lively dance with the lion throughout the store

accompanied by a gentleman dressed as the traditional god of fortune who, with the help of Jin Liu handed out red pockets to everyone. The brightly coloured paper pockets contained a chocolate coin in symbolic reference to the wealth and good fortune they are intended to bring to the recipients. The majority of shoppers were more than happy to stop filling their carts to watch the spirited performance of the Success Lion troupe and to touch the robes or beard of the god of fortune to ensure that his magic rubbed off on them. Operations Manager Calvin Liao, Jimmy Wen and the entire staff of T&T send out their best wishes to all for a prosperous and healthy New Year. 382449/0202


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Versatile corn can take many different forms EMC lifestyle – Corn is an amazing vegetable when you look at the many different forms in which it’s available. There’s fresh corn cooked on the cob, canned or frozen niblets corn, and creamed corn. There’s corn syrup and corn oil which are both liquids. In its dried, ground form, corn is available as cornmeal, cornstarch and corn flour, all used in baking and cooking. And then there are popular snack foods such as popped corn and corn chips. There are thousands of

PAT TREW Food ‘n’ Stuff different recipes using corn in one or more of its various forms. This tasty corn pudding is made with three different types – canned niblets corn, creamed corn, and ground cornmeal. It’s colourful, and, as you’d expect,

full of the sweet flavour of corn. The pudding has a very dense texture and is quite filling. It’s best served as a side dish with a light main course. PARSLEY & RED PEPPER CORN PUDDING

• 1/3 cup cream cheese (the block type, not the spreadable kind) • 1/2 cup warm milk • 2 eggs, beaten • 1 1/8 cup canned niblets corn, drained • 1 1/8 cup canned cream-style corn • 2/3 cup grated cheddar cheese • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tsp. dried parsley) • 2 tbsp. diced sweet red pepper • 1/2 cup cornmeal • 1/2 cup flour • 2 tbsp. white sugar • 2 tsp. baking powder

Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Butter an eight-byeight inch cake pan. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave. Depending on the wattage of your oven, this will take about 25-30 seconds on Power Level 3. Repeat, if necessary, until the cheese is quite soft. In a large bowl, whisk or beat the cream cheese and warm milk together until smooth. Add the eggs, niblets corn, creamed corn, Cheddar cheese, parsley and sweet red pepper. Stir well. In another bowl, mix the

cornmeal, flour, sugar and baking powder. Add this to the liquid ingredients, and stir until thoroughly combined. Spread the mixture in the prepared cake pan, and bake at 375 F (190 C) for 30-35 minutes. When a knife inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean, it is done. Remove from the oven, and let sit for five minutes before cutting and serving. This makes nine to 12 pieces depending on how large you cut the portions.

Judo champion honoured Tony Walby, left, a member of the Takahashi Martial Arts School, was among those honoured at the Ottawa Sports Awards banquet on Jan. 25 at Algonquin College. As a member of Canada’s visually impaired judo team, Walby won a gold medal at the Pan American championships, silver at the 2011 German Open, gold at the U.S. Open and bronze at the recent Parapan American Games.

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Shadow ‘city council’ to spread green word EMC news - A new community-driven shadow city council is being created to ensure Ottawa residents can voice their concerns about the environment to their municipal government. The initiative, brought forward by Ecology Ottawa, was organized and created through existing members. The concept is to have a committee which stands as an alternative city council on the environment. Janice Ashworth, community organizer for Ecology Ottawa, said the shadow council will be made up of 12 to 15 Ottawa residents who will consolidate and advocate environmental issues. “The role that Ecology Ottawa is trying to fill is creating a citywide voice for the environment,” Ashworth said. “We are trying to build a community council and try to coordinate for the environment, looking for leaders in various areas across Ottawa.” There are 90 neighbourhoods identified inside the city limits by Ecology Ottawa, Ashworth said. The goal is to have every neighbourhood represented and involved in the shadow council, but the council will move forward now, even if some neighbourhoods aren’t in the mix yet. “Ecology Ottawa has been working with groups in Barrhaven, Orleans and Kanata and we are hoping they will feed into this new structure, but that is all still to be determined,” Ashworth said. Some community associations in Ottawa already have their own environmental com-

mittee, but this new initiative is not trying to steal any of these already existing advocates to the community, but to find new ones who can speak on a grander scale, Ashworth said. Hugh and Jo-Ann Robertson of Cardinal Glen in the east end are two members who will be working with the council. The Robertsons said they feel action is better than reaction when it comes to working towards a cleaner, greener future. “Once you pass the critical point of climate crisis, you can’t go back,” Hugh said. “Legislation, incentives, punitive persuasion all take time for people to agree with and in some cases are not working at all, in which case you have to rely on the bottom-up approach.” Ashworth said the group will get together and decide on a series of campaigns: public transportation and light rail transit, the Ottawa River action plan and renewable energy. “The main focus will be on Ottawa’s city council and what they can do to help the environment,” she added. “We want to make sure city council feels there is a voice for their environment in their constituency and we are hopping to increase the strength of the voice so city council knows how important the issues are.” Ecology Ottawa is a volunteer driven organization and Ashworth noted initiatives like this are what drive the group forward. Visit www.ecologyottawa. ca for more information regarding the council or how to become involved.


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Privacy commissioner, Jennifer Stoddart, right, speaks with Hopewell Avenue Public School students Emma Collette, left, Lucy Ross-Blevis and Danna Ellis about the importance of thinking before uploading photos and information online on Jan. 24.

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line. Smart phone technology, which can update social networking sites to the exact location of a user, is another concern, Stoddart said. “Those phones are like a mini-broadcasting studio,” she said. “You need to use precaution. Ask yourself who you are telling where you are. Think before you post.” The commissioner also touched on online snoops and impersonators. For a full list of the tools for students or more tips about privacy parents and students can visit .

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EMC community – Students at Hopewell Avenue Public School learned new tools of how to stay safe while using social networking websites during a talk delivered by Canada’s privacy commissioner on Jan. 24. Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart asked a gymnasium full of Grade 7 and 8 students which of them had a Facebook account and most of the students raised their hands. According to Stoddart, an estimated 86 per cent of all Ottawa-area residents over the age of 12 are using the Internet daily. With that in mind, the privacy commissioner listed a number of tools students should take advantage of when spending time on social networking websites. “When you are young, you may do dumb things, but all those dumb things do not have to follow you as you grow up,” Stoddart said. Grade 8 student Cameron Stanley said she spends about three hours on the weekend and at least one hour every evening on the computer. Stanley has a Facebook account that she said her parents monitor. She said she intends on applying some of the new tools she learned from Stoddart when spending time on the Internet. “I am thinking when I am older it would be a good idea to have a Facebook account that is personal and one that I could share with my work friends,” Stanley said. “I am

definitely going to really think about anything before it is posted.” And thinking before acting was one of the things Stoddart highlighted as a wise strategy for Internet users to apply. “As privacy commissioner, my job is about protecting your reputations online,” Stoddart said to the students. “Learn to get into the habit of thinking before you click.” Less is more was another strategy Stoddart explained to the students. She told them they should carefully consider whether to post personal information, current locations and questionable photos on-


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THANK YOU Constructing OUR Future Campaign exceeds $7-M goal Left to right: Dwight Brown, Campaign Chair, VP and District Manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc.; Roger Greenberg, Honorary Campaign Chair, CEO, The Minto Group; Robert Gillett, President, Algonquin College

Constructing OUR Future Campaign Cabinet Roger Greenberg, Chairman and CEO The Minto Group (Honorary Chair) Dwight Brown, V.P. and District Manager PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Chair) Steve Barkhouse, President Amsted Construction Ltd. Carolyn Booth, VP Eastern Ontario BMO Bank of Montreal Dale Craig, Chairman and Past President J.L. Richards & Associates Limited John McAninch, CEO (Retired) Modern Niagara Group Inc. Robert Merkley, President Merkley Supply Limited John Owens, Branch Manager Revay & Associates Limited Alex Rankin, Founding Partner Emeritus grc architects Richard Raymond, CEO (Retired) Raymond Rebar Inc. John Ruddy, President Trinity Development Group Inc. Mike Sharp, Vice-President Black & McDonald Limited Ron Tomlinson, President R.W. Tomlinson Limited Jeff Westeinde, CEO (Former) Quantum Murray LP Robert Gillett, President Algonquin College Joy McKinnon, VP Business Development Algonquin College Claude Brulé, Dean Faculty of Technology and Trades, Algonquin College Peter O’Leary, Past Chair Algonquin College Foundation, Board of Directors Brenda Rothwell, Executive Director Algonquin College Foundation

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Residents hears about Woodroffe proposal Kristy Wallace

EMC news – The Whitehaven and Glabar Park communities came out to hear about a redevelopment of a single home bungalow at 936 Woodroffe Ave. on Jan. 18. Novatech Engineering is proposing a redevelopment of the bungalow that could

see seven, three-storey-tall dwellings built in place of the current home. “Nobody wants to live next door to this because of privacy concerns,” said Sara Lytle, a west-end resident. “I truly believe they should stick to the bylaws.” She said the meeting got passionate at times, with

some residents who attended calling the development “a monstrosity.” Bay Coun. Mark Taylor said he wouldn’t vote in favour of the development if it went to planning committee as is, and said he would only vote in favour if the development fit properly with the neighbourhood.



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Chef Rob Lahaie helps teach men how to cook their own meals at the Caldwell Family Centre.

Men experience joy of cooking at Caldwell Family Centre

EMC community – No matter what their challenges are, men at the Caldwell Family Centre are finding a way to make social connections, while at the same time learning a thing or two in the kitchen. “They’re in varied situations,” said Jim Devoe, the centre’s executive director. “Predominantly, they’re people who live in social housing and even if they had the ability to cook, they don’t have the means to buy the food or ingredients. So we’re giving them the opportunity to cook with things they can get at a good (food) bank.” The idea for the Men Can Cook program came up just before Christmas. Maurice Courchesne, in charge of programming at the centre, came up with the idea and didn’t expect it to be so successful, but after only a few weeks the program has attracted up to 20 participants. “I was surprised, but I was happy about it because the guys are involved. They cook and they participate,” said Courchesne, adding the recipies are easy to make. “We try to show them that it’s a simple recipe and they can at least cook at home. That’s our goal.” Devoe said the cooking classes also allow for men to socialize with one another and create a sense of community. “It’s nice to see men coming together, and it’s an opportunity for them to converse about the challenges they’re facing,” he said. “Being a male, and a social worker, (my experience

is that) men don’t often go to support groups. “But if you frame it in a cooking class, it’s an opportunity to see them socialize in a confidential and closed environment.” Rob Lahaie, a volunteer at the centre, is the class’s chef, a role he’s happy to take on. “All my life, I’ve been cooking and I always loved it,” Lahaie said, adding that he worked in the automotive industry for more than 20 years before he went back to school to start a career in cooking.

He said he’s been volunteering at the centre for a long time, and wanted to get involved in the men’s cooking class. “I could see what these guys go through and when I see them at the centre, I know what kind of food they’re getting,” Lahaie said. “I can help them cook something really good with the minimal amount of money they have, and it helps a lot.” For more information on the Caldwell Family Centre, visit its website at:

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Author tells tale of ill-fated voyage of MS St. Louis Jennifer McIntosh

The grant mandate is that the lessons without sugar 1,000 copies of the book will coating it,” he said. “But we be distributed for free to local didn’t want to scare the children either.” libraries and schools. Karliner, who travelled to Devora Caytak, co-founder of the Jewish Youth Library Ottawa from Miami for the on Switzer Avenue, said the launch, said the reason he reproject is the beginning of lives the voyage and his famfuture collaboration among ily’s trials during the ensuing Jewish communities across Holocaust is because the lessons need to be learned. the country. After Kristallnacht, a seLoewenthal read the book aloud at the launch and was ries of co-ordinated attacks accompanied by the book’s against Jews throughout Gerillustrator Nicholas Jackson, many and parts of Austria, his father’s grocery store theInc. local who talked about how he dePaulsen Communications synagogue were burned down, picted the story. “It was a challenge to tell Karliner said the family had the story to children and keep no choice but to leave.

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EMC community – The first Spanish word Herbert Karliner learned was mañana. The word was one he heard often from the Cuban police officers aboard the MS. St. Louis while he waited to see if he and 936 other Jews fleeing Nazi Germany would be allowed to seek refuge on the Caribbean island. Karliner was 12 years old when he boarded the MS St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, and travelled to Cuba, the U.S. and Canada before turning back and heading to Europe because the three countries refused to take in the refugees. Karliner told his story at the launch of the MS St. Louis commemorative project – an initiative between the Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa and the Canadian Ministry of Immigration. The project culminated in a mural and a childrens book entitled So Near, Yet so Far: Klara’s Voyage on the MS St. Louis. The book was launched at Ben Franklin Place on Jan. 25. The book was written by Sara Loewenthal, based on interviews with survivors. “I really felt like I was living the story of Klara,” she said. “I still have nightmares.” The MS St. Louis was a luxury ocean liner that left Germany on May 13, 1939, with

“I couldn’t go to school anymore; when we went to play soccer I was the ball,” he said. “We sold everything to get on that ship.” After the boat was refused entry overseas, Karliner was taken to a small village in France, a year later it was occupied and his family was in concentration camps, and he never saw them again. Since moving to Miami as a young adult, Karliner said he has travelled all over North America talking 20 to Leslie people about the Holocaust. “It is so important to remember,” he said.


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A joint project with the Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa and the Canadian Ministry of Citizen and Immigration to commemorate the voyage of the MS St. Louis was launched at Ben Franklin Place in Nepean on Jan. 25. 937 German Jews on board. The plan was to go to Cuba and live there as refugees, but the passengers were refused entry. Ultimately the ship had to turn back to Europe with Britain, Belgium, France and Holland agreeing to take in the refugees. Belgium, France and Holland were occupied a year later – nearly a third of the original passengers were killed in the Holocaust. Rick Dykstra, parliamentary secretary to the minister of

Citizenship and Immigration, called the refusal of the ship at the port in Halifax, a “a grim incident in Canada’s not-toodistant past.” The book and a mural entitled Turbulent Seas by Jewish artist Michoel Muchnik was made possible by a $100,000 grant from the ministry. At the unveiling, Dykstra said Canadians should commit to remembering the event and prevent it from happening again.


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Gymnasts kick off season on home turf By Dan Plouffe

EMC sports – It may be the first meet of the season for 20 Ottawa Gymnastics Centre athletes, but the stakes are high nonetheless as the Westboro club will welcome more than 200 of the best men’s artistic gymnastics competitors from across the province from Feb. 3 to 5. On top of being a qualifier for the Ontario championships, the event serves as a Tour Selection meet for many competitors seeking a trip to the Kyle Shewfelt Invitational in Calgary, while the top provincial stream athletes are after a berth in the Ontario Winter Games. “People don’t like to come from Toronto to Ottawa to do gymnastics, but we’re kind of forcing their hand, which is nice,” says Colin Richardson, the men’s competitive program head coach. “For some of the kids, it’s right to business. But it’s very beneficial to get that first competition out of the way on home turf.” Ah yes, home “turf,” says Richardson, who’s already into the spirit for the theme of the competition – Super Bowl. Prizes and decorations will have football flair to them, and should the last of six flights – which begin Friday night with the national stream and top Level 5 provincial competitions – run past kickoff on Sunday, contingency plans are already in place to stream the game on the big-screen projector the club uses during the event. “It’ll be a mad dash, I’m sure, to see how fast we can get this place tidied up,” says Richardson, who’s looking forward to seeing his athletes perform after putting in 12 to 20 hours per week training depending on age. “They’re a really good group of kids. We’re very lucky to have that dedication from both the athletes and the parents.” For many families at the centre, the competition will be a bit of a juggling act since the women’s artistic gymnasts are off to Pickering on the same weekend for their own provincial qualifier. “Some have one parent going to Pickering, while the other one is sticking around to help with the meet,” Richardson notes. “We really rely heavily on our set of parents that come in and volunteer their time and help make these things fly.”

30% Off Tuition I was very proud of last month’s announcement by the Ontario government that we’re cutting tuition by 30% for many students. Post-secondary education is as necessary today as a high school diploma was just a few decades ago. That’s why our government wants to ensure the cost of higher education remains within reach of families across the province.

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Twenty Ottawa Gymnastics Centre athletes will compete at an Ontario Cup event at their home club from Feb. 3 to 5. also a coach here, so I see how the kids benefit from doing the kinder gym program.” After getting the thumbs up from the centre’s general manger Kellie Hinnells, St-George went to work on putting together a fundraising note for parents explaining the cause, bringing in nearly $1,000 through the sale of shaped pasta and lollipops during the holiday season and now assembling publicity flyers and application forms to be part of

the new bursary program. “I’m pretty proud of her. That’s a cool thing for a kid that age to want to give back,” says Hinnells. GYMNAST MISSES CANCUN MEET

There was once piece of sad news for the gang at the centre as Christie Boswell-Patterson had to miss the trip to Cancun she’d earned at a Tour Selection meet earlier this season.

After returning from a major knee surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus to claim her top placement at the qualifier, a recent checkup didn’t go so well and was forced to go back under the knife earlier this week. “It was like, ‘Oh my God, poor kid,’ ” says Hinnells. “She doesn’t get Mexico, she now doesn’t get Florida, but at least she’s gonna get a knee. She’s determined to come back again.”


The grant applies to families with incomes of $160,000 or less and is available for the first four years after a student has finished high school. To see if you or someone you know can apply, visit Over 300,000 Ontario undergraduates qualify. Over the last few months, I’ve spoken to students and parents and heard their concerns about paying for college and university. I’m reminded of one student I’ve met, whose story is similar to many across the province. Mike Downing recently moved from Parry Sound to Ottawa West-Nepean to study broadcasting at Algonquin College. He relies on student loans to pay for his education. “30% off my tuition will help me pay off my student debt faster,” Mike says, “and helps me get closer to my career!” By removing some financial pressure, this grant will help Mike focus on learning. Mike, I look forward to seeing you on-air in the near future!


Our government is also helping students like Mike through our Ontario Student Opportunities Grant, which caps student debt at $7,300 for each year of undergraduate study. Any assistance over $7,300 is in the form of a non-repayable grant. We’re also moving forward on creating 60,000 more post-secondary spaces in addition to the 200,000 new spaces we’ve already created. With our new tuition grant and other initiatives, we’re not only helping students and their families, but we’re building the world’s besteducated workforce, and with it, a strong economy for Ontario.


When the women’s artistic gymnastics season kicked off in December, the centre’s Bella St-George flew to the top spot of the podium in the women’s Level 9 all-around competition, but she hasn’t been busy only on the gym floor. As part of an independent study course, the Grade 10 Franco-Ouest student spearheaded the creation of a bursary fund to help needy families obtain a registration discount of at least 50 per cent to kinder gym programs. “I want every child to be able to participate and do sports,” says St-George. “I’m

With the introduction of a new 30% cut in average college and university tuition, we’re doing just that. For students in university this new grant will mean a savings of $1,600 per year, and for students in college, a savings of $730 per year.

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Ice dancers wrap-up season with national bronze

EMC sports – It’s 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, and most high school students across Ottawa are sleeping until their alarms go off, they realize it’s a snow day and head back to bed. Mother Teresa Catholic High School student Samantha Glavine isn’t though. The 14-year-old had already trekked across the city with her father to meet ice dance partner Jeff Hough, 16, whose mom drove him in from Russell to the Minto Skating Club. But these types of sacrifices have paid off: after their first national championships, Glavine and Hough brought home a bronze medal. The pair recently returned from Moncton, N.B., where they capped off an amazing year at the novice level. Untested at national level competition together, they qualified for the Canada Winter Games last February as a pre-novice pair, where they won silver. They added another silver medal to the tally at the Skate Canada Challenge, the novice national championship qualifier. And at the end of their novice year a bronze medal at nationals was the icing on the cake for the teenagers, who started the season only hoping to qualify.

“Our goal was to make it to nationals,” said Glavine. “But that was at the beginning the year,” Hough said. “Then we started to aim higher.” At the younger juvenile and pre-novice levels, there is no national championship, but Hough had previously competed at that level with a former ice dance partner. It was an eye-opening year for the pair, who started to realize their potential as elite athletes. “They’ve gone through a lot, and some of the experiences of Canada Games turned the page for them,” said their coach, Darryl VanLuven. He’s watched the pair grow up. He started coaching Glavine at the Manotick Skating Club when she was only five years old and started working with Hough two years later, when he was nine. Glavine’s dad, , remembers the first time she hit the ice in a parent and tot class, and took off down the rink without falling. He never expected it would lead to himself and his wife splitting the drives in from Barrhaven five days a week, or flying across the country to cheer for his daughter at national competitions. The early morning drive means sacrificing some normal high school activities for Glavine, and early bedtimes

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Samantha Glavine and Jeff Hough compete at the national novice figure skating championships earlier this month. The ice dancers brought home a bronze medal after a year that propelled them onto the national scene. for everyone involved. “I can hustle,” she said with a straight face, of her routine that gets her to the rink, through practice, and back to school in time for her Grade 9 classes. Having given up solo skating allows her more free time

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than Hough, a Grade 11 student, who also competed in nationals as an individual, finishing 15th. Skating together for three years at least six times a week means they know what to expect from one another. Glavine is the first one to

get the jitters before going on ice at competition and Hough is the more intense competitor of the pair, analyzing score sheets and videos after they skate. “I like being with someone else at competitions,” said Glavine. “We just get each

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ID#A139477 This neutered male, black and tan German Shepherd mix is about a year old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on January 1 but is now available for adoption. Jerry is a handsome black and tan extra-large dog that would love a new family to take him to obedience classes. He’s a quick learner and he gets along well with other dogs. Jerry would love to go on trips to the dog park! Jerry is a good watch dog, but his alarm barking is not suited for apartment and townhome living. He is a good boy who would rather not live life as a couch potato – daily walks are key to helping him burn off extra energy! Jerry would benefit from an experienced owner who can provide him with structure and teach him all of the basics.

This neutered male, black smoke Domestic Shorthair cat is about 3 years old. He was transferred to the OHS from another shelter on September 28, 2011. Shady loves to keep an eye on things! He is a keen observer with an inquisitive nature. He loves to be on the lookout, so he would love a home that has lots of windowsills. He gets along well with other cats and is very tolerant of all sorts, whether they’re young or old, playful or reserved, he’s just happy to be with them. Shady would rather not be picked up like a baby. He’d rather just sit on your lap – on his own terms. Shady needs a home where he will be free to do cat things… and someone who will listen when he comes to tell them what he’s discovered.


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munity. From bake sales to garage sales, birthday parties to concerts, there a many ways you can help raise funds for the animals! If you have an idea for an event you’d like to host to benefit the animals at the Ottawa Humane Society, visit www. for information on how to plan your activity and set up your own personalized online fundraising web page. Most activities require a simple written agreement. Guidelines are posted on the website. The OHS will help you promote your event via the events calendar on our website, posting on our FaceBook page, Blog and Twitter. For additional information on hosting your own fundrais-

ing event, contact or call 613-7253166 ext. 263. Don’t forget! Warm Hearts Raffle tickets in support of the Ottawa Humane Society are on sale now! Tickets are only $5 each (or five for $20) and you have a chance to win a first prize of $5,000 cash! Second prize is $2,500 cash and third prize is $1,000 cash. The Grand Prize draw will take place on March 9. To sell tickets and help raise money for the animals, please contact us at Congratulations to Larry Wallace of Ottawa who won the Warm Hearts Early Bird Prize of two tickets to the 2012 FurBall Gala! The Early Bird Draw took place on Friday, January 13.

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Ottawa City Councillor — Bay Ward Dear Neighbours, February is another full month of events in Bay Ward. Please read on for important community announcements.

WINTER CARNIVALS Chase away the winter blues at one of Bay Ward’s many winter carnivals this month. You can enjoy skating, snacks and socializing with your neighbours plus lots of other fun activities for kids and adults at a winter carnival in your community. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who make these events possible. Lincoln Heights Parkway Winter Follies Saturday, February 11 from noon – 3:30 PM Regina School and Park, 2599 Regina Street Photo submitted

Glabar Park Community Alliance Winter Fun Day Saturday, February 11 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM Kingsmere Park, 2074 Benjamin Avenue

The latest exhibit at Hintonburg artist Patrick John Mills’ gallery, entitled I Love You, is currently underway and will run until Feb. 25.

Exhibit to show different views on love

Accora Village Winter Carnival Saturday, February 18 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Bayshore Park, 175 Woodridge Crescent Remember to check the community events calendar on my website at Call or e-mail my office to add an upcoming community event to the calendar.

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EMC entertainment – Wearing white and standing on white canvas, 21-year-old Robin Lynch will be immerse herself in red paint as she does a performance art piece at Patrick John Mills’ latest exhibit, called I Love You.

HELPING LOW INCOME RESIDENTS STAY IN THEIR HOMES On January 12, the City of Ottawa announced it is investing $600,000 in short term rent support to help low income Ottawa residents stay in their homes. We will move 20 homeless people into affordable housing and prevent 180 households from losing their homes.

She describes the dance as a “giant, glorious mess.” “Basically the piece is all about the obsessive compulsive and self-destructive version of love,” Lynch said. “You’re tied up in it, and you can’t escape from it. “I had a very long-term abusive relationship. When I got

out of it, I was thinking of a way to express how I felt and what I felt happened to me and how things got out of control so fast. This image came to my head, and I couldn’t get it out.” Lynch’s take will be one of the depictions of love displayed at Mills’ exhibit, which

As the Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, I am proud that the City will invest $14 million this year to reduce poverty and make housing more affordable in Ottawa.

ST. THOMAS SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE The City of Ottawa will host an open house on February 21 about the future of the former St. Thomas School property in Crystal Beach. The open house will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Avenue. City staff will present options on how best to use the property in the community and you can provide your feedback. I look forward to seeing you there.

POSH PUPPIES, A BAY WARD BUSINESS Attracting new businesses and helping existing businesses grow is an important part of my plan to keep our community vibrant. This month I want to highlight Posh Puppies, a pet boutique and grooming salon in Britannia Village. Posh Puppies offers grooming for both cats and dogs as well as doggy day care. Call Posh Puppies at 613-321-3661 or visit their web site at

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started Jan. 19 and runs until Feb. 25. While Lynch might show the negative emotions associated with love, artist and gallery owner Patrick John Mills said there will also be upbeat subject matter through showcased paintings. “With the winter months being so hard, it’s nice to make people smile a bit,” said Mills. “There are some beautiful paintings and there’s some lovely work and a real diversity ... but also a lot of cutting edge and provocative work that has a very unique perspective on the words ‘I love you.’ ” He hopes that his audience walks away with different perspectives on the word love, and how it’s a word that’s viewed differently by everyone. Lynch said she hopes her performance touches people in some way. “It’s an individual experience, and everyone’s going to relate in a different way,” she said, adding the colour red fit in most well with her performance. “Red to me is a very passionate colour. (It represents) lust, anger ... and the passageway to womanhood. All of that ties back to love.” Mills said the show is the most extensive one he’s had yet, and he’s happy to be encouraging young artists like Lynch, who managed to sell one of her works online in about two hours. Lynch will be performing at the gallery at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 during the First Thursdays Art Walk which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. “In my own personal experience, love is a messy thing. Things change, and emotions run high,” said Lynch. “So much happens in a relationship. Sometimes it works out for the better, and sometimes it doesn’t.” There will also be a Love Art Party on Valentine’s Day starting at 7 p.m. at the gallery. For more information on the gallery, visit the website at

Winchester enjoying veteran’s role with Senators By Rob Brodie Time flies, it’s often been said, when you’re having fun. Maybe that’s why — even at the ripe old hockey age of 28 — Jesse Winchester might seem a little young for the veteran’s role with the Ottawa Senators. But given the team’s roster turnover in the past year, the native of nearby Long Sault, Ont., has quickly moved up the ranks in terms of seniority with the team. Four years into his career with the Senators, the graduate of Colgate University in upstate New York — who’s been sidelined recently with a concussion — still feels blessed to be playing the game he loves so close to home. He took some time out with Score to talk about that and a whole lot more: Q: Does it really seem like you’re already in your fourth full season with the Senators? A: When you think about all the places you’ve been and all the games you’ve played … it does seem like it’s been a lot (of time). But if you just ask me quickly, it feels like I got here yesterday. Q: Do you feel like you can provide a leadership/mentoring role to the younger players now on the team? A: I’ve learned the day-today routines and I have a grasp of what it takes to make your body feel good (conditioningwise) and that kind of stuff. So if anybody has any questions, I try to help out as best as I can. I believe in conditioning and being committed, and those are little things that might not always get

Though he’s currently sidelined with a concussion, Jesse Winchester enjoys providing a mentorship role for some of his younger Ottawa Senators teammates (Photo by Rich Lam/ Getty Images). noticed. Q: The number of former NCAA players on this team keeps growing. How does

tell you that off the ice, you get stronger. It’s a place where you grow as a person as well as a hockey player. You become more independent and ready to take on life after school. Q: A lot of the college players here went to easternbased schools. Any fun rivalry talk between some of you? A: Greener (Colin Greening) is my buddy on the plane and we sit together. He went to my rival school (Cornell), so we had some pretty big games against them. When we played at Cornell, the fans there would throw Colgate toothpaste at us. Cornell’s (nickname) is the Big Red, so when they played at our place, our fans would throw Big Red chewing gum at them and just litter the ice. We reminisce about that kind of stuff, for sure. Q: How much have you enjoyed playing in the NHL so close to home? A: I’m very, very fortunate to have been given the opportunity here. I’m thankful for it every day and I just want to be here as long as I possibly can. Q: How heavy do the ticket requests get from friends and family? A: I’m pretty good that way. I have a ton of family. My mom’s side is pretty much all in Ottawa, and I try to get as many people

out to a game a year with my tickets that we’re given. Q: Your favourite Senators memory to date? A: I remember Matt Carkner’s triple overtime goal (against

Pittsburgh in 2010) to send the series back here. That was pretty memorable. I remember my first goal, my first game and going to Sweden with the team to start my first year here.


New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators: Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. (CBC) St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East)


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playing at that level prepare you for the NHL? A: Ask anyone who played college (hockey) and they’ll

ST. LOUIS BLUES Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East With former Stanley Cup winner Ken Hitchcock now behind the bench, the surprising Blues are challenging for top spot in the Western Conference. St. Louis is thriving in a big way on the goaltending work of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott, a former Sens stopper. They also operate behind a solid blue-line corps that includes the likes of the underrated Kevin Shattenkirk, along with Alex Pietrangelo,

Carlo Colaiacovo and Barret Jackman. Up front, the Blues present a balanced attack led by David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Jason Arnott. Meanwhile, Alex Steen is one of the NHL’s top two-way talents at forward.

Alexander Steen brings a strong two-way presence to the St. Louis Blues lineup (Photo by Mitchell Layton/ NHLI via Getty Images).

NASHVILLE PREdATORS Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Sportsnet East With a typically balanced attack, the Predators entered the NHL all-star break as the league’s hottest team and are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase. Up front, Nashville turns to Martin Erat, David Legwand and former Senators fan favourite Mike Fisher to generate goals. Rookie Craig Smith has been an early-season offensive surprise and earned himself an all-star weekend invite. Few

teams are blessed with a much blue-line talent as Nashville, a group led by all-star Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. In goal, the Predators rely heavily on Pekka Rinne, one of the NHL’s top stoppers.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: February 4: Friends of the Farm would greatly appreciate your used books for our used-book drop-off on June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum, east off Prince of Wales Drive. For more information please call 613-230-3276 or email or go to www.friendsofthefarm. ca. No magazines, encyclopaedias, or text books. February 6: Ottawa Torah Institute High School’s annual public lecture on business ethics will discuss “Fair Competition – Are There Limits to Free Enterprise?: A Jewish Ethical Perspective.” Featured speaker is high school dean Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Porat, a specialist in Judaic law. The

event takes place in Social Hall A at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, off Carling and Broadview, at 7:15 p.m. Tickets $25, seniors (age 60 and older) and students $15. Call 613-2443939 or email ottawatorah@

February 11: Come one, come all to the Winter Fun Day put on by the Glabar Park Community Alliance. Bring the kids for a funfilled afternoon of skating, games, a BBQ and roasting marshmallows on the bonfire. The event goes from noon to 3 p.m.

February 7: Join Westboro Nursery School at our open house on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 411 Dovercourt Ave. (in the Dovercourt Recreation Centre). Bring your children to visit our classroom and meet the teachers. Registration for September 2012 opens on Feb. 14 and registration packages will be posted on our website on Feb. 7. Visit for details.

February 11: Winter Fun Day! Saturday February 11, 2012, from noon to 3 p.m. Come one, come all to the Winter Fun Day put on by the Glabar Park Community Alliance. Bring the kids for a fun-filled afternoon of skating, games, a BBQ and roasting marshmallows on the bon fire

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February 21:St. Luke’s Anglican Church, located at 760 Somerset Street West, will host “Home of the Best Anglican Pancakes” with supper at 6 p.m. and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults are $8 and seniors are $6. Children under 12 are $5 or a family with children (any number) is $20. The event is accessible and there is an elevator available. March 24: Ottawa Humane Society FurBall 2012 at the National Gallery of Canada: unveil your wild side! Join us on Saturday, Mar. 24 for the 8th annual Ottawa Humane Society FurBall Gala. Sponsorship opportunities, corporate tables and tickets are now available by calling 613-725-3166 ext. 263. For more information, visit www.ottawahumane. ca/events/furball.cfm.

March 28: On the Road Again - travel to Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg, for a matinee performance of Norm Foster’s The Foursome, followed by dinner at the legion. Cost: members $90, others $95. For more information, call 613-2303276, or email Tuesdays: The Hogs Back 50+ Club meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the front room of the Boys and Girls Club, 1463 Prince of Wales Dr. at Meadowlands and Hogsback. Bring a bag lunch or come for cards, crafts, friendly chatter and camaraderie. We welcome all New Canadians with new ideas and hope that we can add to yours. Drop in and check us out. For more information call Shirley @ 613 - 225 - 8089 Ongoing: The Lung Association is seeking your

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EMC community – Ottawa residents will be sailing away to the Holy Land in May thanks to an Israeli dragon boat initiative. Debbie Halton-Weiss, chair of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa came up with the idea after participating in last year’s Dragon Boat festival in the capital. The team she participated with was called the lions and managed to raise the third-highest amount of money for charity of the 195 teams participating in the race. “I liked that it was so inclusive, that you don’t have to be a great athlete to do it,” Halton-Weiss said. “It’s something that really brings the community together.” It was with that in mind, coupled with her love of Israel, that led Halton-Weiss

to look into the possibility of holding a similar event there with the help of contacts with the International Dragon Boat Federation and a host of volunteers. The dream was to get 10 teams from North America and 10 from Israel. Reality has doubled that. There will be 20 teams heading to the Sea of Galilee from North America, with seven of those team coming from Ottawa. There will be 20 teams from Israel participating as well. “We were just overwhelmed by the response,” Halton-Weiss said. The boats for the race, which is to take place May 17 and 18, landed in Haifa, Israel, from China in December. Halton-Weiss was overseas in November, helping her counterparts with United Israel Appeal Canada to orga-

nize the festival. Each boat will have 20 paddlers, one steerperson and one drummer – whose beat encourages the team to go faster. Because Israel has never hosted a dragon boat festival, the first day in May will be dedicated to training, while the second will be for the races. Organizers are expecting 2,000 people to attend. Aside from the charities the initiative will support, it’s also a wonderful opportunity for people to experience Israel, Halton-Weiss said. “They will be able to get really immersed in the culture in a way that can’t do without the team sport aspect.” Halton-Weiss, who manages her husband’s medical practice, said that more than 140 people would be making the trip from Ottawa. She said the effort was due


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LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, start thinking about curbing your spending. Your finances are in trouble if you don’t make some changes. More is going out than is coming into your accounts.

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

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

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

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

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With so many things on your plate, Aries, you just may feel like throwing in the towel early. However, if you give it a little more effort you may be surprised. Taurus, don’t worry yourself sick over a pressing situation this week. You’ll figure out a way to handle it and things will work out for the best. Gemini, you only have one person on your mind, but this person may be completely unaware that you are thinking about him or her. Maybe you can drop a few hints.


Cancer, your trusting nature will pay dividends for all those around you this week, including yourself. Friends and family will appreciate your reliability.

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Scorpio, make the most of an upcoming opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Reconnecting with friends and family will be just what the doctor ordered. Lots of people are in your corner this week, Sagittarius. Make the most of that support and remember to thank those supporters along the way. Capricorn, you’re not one for accepting handouts, but when the offer for assistance comes in, it may be too difficult to pass up. Think on it carefully.

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VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Virgo, you might not be able to please everyone all of the time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Friends, family members and coworkers will appreciate the effort.

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Libra, confidence when making tough decisions will inspire loyalty in those around you. Make these decisions carefully and explain them clearly to others.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, sweating the small stuff could cause you to miss the bigger picture. Don’t worry too much about minor inconveniences, and you’ll be happier for it.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Patience is a virtue, Aries. The best will be in store for you later in the week. There’s not much chance for adventure Monday or Tuesday, but things pick up on Wednesday.

Aquarius, unwind from pressures at the office with a little respite. A long weekend and some time spent at a nearby resort are just what you need to recharge the batteries. Pisces, it has been an uphill battle, but you are finally at the crest of that tall mountain. Now you can coast for a little while.

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2012 in stock bikes

Stay Fit All Year Long With Ottawa’s Only Virtual Reality Cycling Center

all 2011 bikes.

Cycling shoes

10% off

Just because the weather is bad doesn’t mean you have to put your bike away or stay at home on your trainer watching movies. Euro-sports provides the ultimate sololution to get fit and never lose your motivation. The Tacx VR system lets you train alone or in a group on real life courses all over the world. You can also ride with your friends in a virtual world just like you would in real life.

selected Running shoes

Fall Winter Training programs 16 week Base Building boot camp

50% off

16 week program using power and heart rate to prepare you for the coming season. Courses set of all levels of cyclist. Supervised by a Level 3 National Level Coach

Friday Night Mountain Top finishes

all 2010 Skate and Classic skis and poles

Challange yourself and your friends on some of the greatest clmbs around the world. There is a different classic climb every week

Self Guided or Group Options

Come and ride any of the 100’s of courses availible in VR and Real Life Video. 20% discount for Groups of 5 riders or more. 10 machines available

Real Life Video Training

Ride all over Europe, South Africa and the U.S. with real life resistance on the climbs and a tail wind on the descents

Small store with Small prices and Smart service

VR Winter Race Series

Back for a second year with an increase to 12 stages. Each week provides a new course from 25 to 63 km in length in VR. Steering, Drafting and true head to head competition will keep you motivated to train all winter

Fitness Testing

Lactate, MAP conconi and supertests are all available on the VR machines at euro-sports. Gauge your fitness and build a program based on your upcoming goals.


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Monday: 12-8 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 12-5:30 pm Friday: 12-8 pm Saturday: 12-5 pm Sunday: Gone Racing!

613-422-5616 0202.379767

Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, February 2, 2012


Gus’s Kitchen & Bath


“22 NEW VANITY STYLES NOW IN STOCK!” 24” to 30” Solid WoodKit Vanities Kitchen h

Pump Style Faucet Cast IronSALE Sink SUPER


99 $


Free Standing Freestanding Tub Caesar Clearance PRICED TOTub SELL




Per linear ft.

• 2 tone maple stain • soft close doors and drawers • solid wood • dovetail box drawer construction

High Mount Dual Flush High Mount Dual Toilet Flush Toilet


On SALE Starting at


Reg $4500



Reg. $195

Reg. $395 Reg. $395

Reg. $595

• Single Hole Faucet • Available in Chrome, Brushed or Oiled Bronze • 1 and 1/2 Bowl • 33” W x 22 1/2” D • Available Black and White • Includes CH inPopup drain

48” Luxury Shower Door Vanity and Hutch Reg. $895

1495 $ 395


Display Models Starting at

$ $395



• 3/6EcoLitre Eco•Friendly • 3/6 Liter Friendly 18” High Bowl

50% OFF!

• 18” High Bowl

Walk WalkInInTub Tub With Combination Air and Water Jets

$ 2995 2995


Starting at

Reg. $3200

Reg. $1395 Reg. $2100

Reg. $6000

Reg. $6000

Also available in 5ft Special Pre-Buy Price



• Solid Wood, Marble Top Included • 50” and 62” Available • Mocha and Mushroom Glaze Stains

• High Gloss Acrylic • 69” L x 36” W x 23” D

• All arcylic • Several sizes and styles available

Charleston Square 63” Solid Cherry Tank Toilet Wood Set 5pc SALE

145 1880



Reg. $295

Reg. $2600

• 4.8L Flush • Seat Included

• Solid Wood Cabinets • Granite top included • Soft close hardware

• 100% Acrylic • Air & Water Jets • Double Drain System • 100% Acrylic • AirWarranty & Water Jets Seal • Lifetime on Door

• 10mm Tempered Glass • Solid Chrome Hardware

50% OFF!

• Double Drain System • Lifetime Warranty on Door Seal

Frameless Glass and Base Frameless Glass and Base

Charleston Square Pedestal 28” Solid Maple Euro Vanity

Reg. $250

795 795

Reg.• $395 • 8” Centers Porcelain

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


145 $

$ Pre-Buy Sale


Reg. $1800 Reg. $1800

• Soft close hinges • Porcelain top included

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

MANY MORE IN STORE SPECIALS Kitchen 2183 BRAZILIAN Carling Ave at GRANITE Woodroffe 613-828-2284 FREE sink or backsplash


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



Best Kitchen Design & Reno

Best New Business





/sq ft

Ottawa West EMC - Thursday, February 2, 2012

• 2 tone maple stain • soft close doors and drawers • solid wood • dovetail drawer construction


Per linear ft.

Ottawa West EMC  

February 2, 2012