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News - Councillors admitted the city got it wrong as they voted down a proposal for an-18-storey tower to rise above the Parkdale Market. In a rare move, planning committee rejected Tega Homes’ plans for its Attika condo on June 25, but the decision means the battle is sure to continue in an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board. Taking that route is “not without significant risk,” said planning committee chairman Peter Hume, the councillor for Alta Vista Ward. The OMB might end up granting the extra height for the property at 233 Armstrong St. and 3 Hamilton Ave., or it could decide to hold Tega to the eightstorey height limit spelled out in a community design plan for the area. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs represents the area and asked her colleagues to refuse Tega’s application for the 239-unit building. “To my mind and the minds of my community… what is of absolute importance here is the CDP,” she said. See RESPECT, page 7

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News - Hintonburg Community Association president Jeff Leiper says he is one of several community activists contemplating challenging Coun. Katherine Hobbs for her seat as Kitchissippi coun-

cillor. The municipal election isn’t until October of 2014, but there is already chatter about change in the ward. Leiper said there is a sense that Hobbs and those in power at city hall are not engaging residents in the ward. “We’re having some real challenges politically right

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News - More than $1 million needed to move two Sussex Drive heritage homes was approved by city councillors, despite some objections. City council signed off on $1.2-million to pay to move the Lowertown home and a rowhouse along a curved section of Sussex Drive between Cathcart and Bolton streets back away from the road to ensure they won’t have to be demolished when it is widened over the next two years. During a planning committee meeting on June 25, Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley wondered why it was necessary to pay to move both houses back into the lot. “The houses themselves don’t have any special status,” he said. “So do we really need to move and pay for them?” The city’s heritage planner Sally Coutts said while the homes are not individually designated as having heritage value, they are part of Lowertown’s heritage conservation district. The two buildings have been deemed to have equal value and must be moved in tandem if they are to retain the “street fabric,” she said. Nancy Miller-Chenier, head of the Lowertown Community Association’s heritage committee, said moving the homes diminishes their heritage value. Although the group fought to save the homes, it is hoping the city will change the road project so the homes don’t have to be touched. “The curve has been there since Colonel By laid out the road … (it is) part of the fabric, social history of the area,” Miller-Chenier said, “The only way to do that is to move them. There is no other option. I want you to understand that,” built heritage subcommittee chairwoman Coun. Jan Harder told Chenier. “The battle is won.

“If it goes back to anything, it would be to demolishing them. I don’t want to see that happen,” Harder added. Miller-Chenier said she worries about possible damage or a partial collapse of the buildings during the move. Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais said the NCC should pay if it wants to re-do the road in a way that widens the boulevard. “It’s funny that we’re picking up the tab for them to do something they want to do,” Blais said, noting the NCC isn’t willing to pitch in for projects the city undertakes that involve the federal agency. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said it’s “reasonable” to conclude that the city will pay to move the homes because it made the decision to save them. But he added that the city and NCC share many of the costs for the $31-million project and it was Ottawa’s turn to pick up the tab. Blais, Hubley and Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes dissented on the city council vote to approve the house-moving funds. Heritage consultant (and vice chairman of the city’s built-heritage subcommittee) Barry Padolsky’s company is preparing a study on how to move the homes, which will

also determine how far back to move them. City officials have said the homes will retain their existing relationship to the street’s edge. The width of the road will widen by approximately two metres around the curve where the homes at 275-279 Sussex Dr. are located. Last year the National Capital Commission and the city had recommended the homes, one of which was home to former governor general Adrianne Clarkson during her childhood, be demolished as part of a plan to complete the NCC’s ceremonial route, Confederation Boulevard. The road project will involve widening the road in certain sections to accommodate cycling lanes in addition to the current four vehicle lanes. The city’s planning committee shocked even heritage advocates last October by unanimously rejecting the homes’ demolition. At the time, the NCC’s project manager, Richard Daigneault, said that option was considered, but removing the buildings wouldn’t have a significant enough impact to warrant the cost. The NCC argued that the rents charged to tenants in the buildings were not high enough to recoup that cost within a reasonable timeframe.


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News - Staying smart on the water is all about common sense said Boatsmart president Cameron Taylor. Taylor spent the morning of June 27 cruising the Ottawa River near the Nepean Sailing Club to remind boaters to be safe this summer. He said it’s especially important to be vigilant around long weekends. “Keep an eye out for other boaters because there’s going to be a lot more traffic on the waterways,” he said. Boatsmart was founded 10 years ago and is mandated by Transport Canada to outfit drivers with their Boatsmart operator card and to increase awareness of safe practices onthe water. The fine for operating a boat without the card is $250, Taylor said, but avoiding the fine isn’t the only reason to get the qualification. “You need to get the card so that when you’re out on the water you know how to navigate and know the rules,” he said. Rule number one is never go out on a boat without wearing a personal floatation device. Taylor said 85 per cent of drowning fatalities could have been prevented by wearing one. Drinking and boating also don’t mix. “Seasoned boaters might think it’s OK to have a drink before they boat, but they forget that the effects of alcohol are four times more severe on water than they are on land,” he said, adding 40 per cent of

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News - The National Capital Commission has pulled the plug on a proposed new bridge to Gatineau after spending six years and almost $7 million studying it. NCC chairman Russell Mills made the announcement at a June 27 board meeting, 10 days after the provincial government announced it would not support a bridge at the preferred location – Kettle Island – nor the other top two locations. “It is the province that made the decision to pull the plug,” Mills said. He said the NCC would have given up on the study earlier if it had been clear that the province never intended to support any of the top three routes that have been identified since 2009. The NCC and ministries of transportation for Ontario and Quebec had planned to jointly spend a total of $1.6 million dollars to finish up the study in the next month. The NCC’s half-million portion doesn’t represent significant savings, Mills said. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said the NCC stepping back further bolsters the Ministry of Transportation’s responsibility to address the issue of transport trucks travelling through his ward en route to Gatineau. “It puts the pressure back onto the MTO and the province,” he said. “It’s clear now that the MTO needs to find a way to connect the 417 to the 400-series highway on the Quebec side, which is the 50.” Fleury said he sees a “political willingness” to address the truck issue now that the province has flatly rejected a bridge. The local councillor requested a meeting with Transportation Minister Glenn Murray to discuss how the province plans to solve the truck issue. “The ball is in their court,” he said. On June 17, Murray announced

that Ontario will not provide funding for a bridge proposal that would cross at Kettle Island and make use of the Aviation Parkway to connect bridge traffic from Quebec with Highway 417. Murray said the province “listened very carefully” to the public. He said the Liberal caucus, including local MPP’s Madeleine Meilleur and Phil McNeely, were unanimous in turning down any involvement with the Kettle Island plan. Meilleur called the provincial decision a victory for residents. “My thanks go out to the community,” she said. “You were all there

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No fanfare for targeted rezonings Some residents left confused, angered by planning committee decisions Laura Mueller

News - Targeted rezonings the city undertook to ease community concerns were not met with universal support at planning committee on June 25. The first two rezonings proposed by the city’s newly minted zoning consistency team angered some residents and confused others. Carol Vranjes, who represents the owner of one property on Greenbank Road that was rezoned, called the exercise a waste of money for the city, even though her client will benefit financially. “I know the (height) increase is a benefit to us,” she said. “(But) this can still be challenged by developers … So what has really been accomplished with the work undertaken?” Attendance at meetings leading up to the rezoning of 171, 173 and 175 Greenbank Rd. was very low, Vranjes

said, because there is no plan for development there so neighbours don’t see the issue as urgent. She urged the city to spend money on more pressing issues. The rezoning means those properties on Greenbank can be redeveloped with buildings of up to four storeys in height instead of three storeys. In response to concerns expressed by neighbours backing onto the site, the city boosted setbacks in the backyard to 10 metres instead of the usual 7.5 m. That bothered the Coptic church, which owns one of the properties and has expressed an interest in building a retirement home there. The Greenbank zoning study was instigated by the approval of a five-story, 61-unit apartment building nearby at Greenbank and Craig Henry Drive. The focused zoning study for 171, 173 and 175 Greenbank Rd. will set the stage for a larger discussion about the

potential for denser development along arterial roads as the city updates its Official Plan. Similarly, residents expressed concerns about changes to zoning for lots along Colonel By Drive in Old Ottawa South. Barry Hobin, a well-known local architect and owner of one of the 39 affected properties, said he was completely unaware of the proposal to limit development potential on his lot. “I have had no notice whatsoever of this event. I happened to find out by accident,” he said. “If you’re going to rezone my property, I would expect the notice.” The changes would limit new buildings to nine metres heigh instead of the current 11-m limit. Most of the homes in the area are around 7.5 m tall, but some new homes are taller. The changes also impose a heritage overlay, which restricts some redevelopment, including the size of additions on the rear of homes. “This is essentially a community that was willing to impose restrictions on itself,” Capital Coun. David Chernushenko said.

Chernushenko was surprised to hear some residents were unaware of the zoning study. He said he personally delivered flyers to each home and included it in his newsletters and on his website, and there were public meetings and media coverage of the issue. In the report to planning committee, Chernushenko is quoted saying the process represents “a model of community involvement.” Hobin said he didn’t understand why the city would change the rules now, given that a number of new homes that don’t conform to the new rules have already been built along the canal. The planning committee approved a “grace period” until September 2014 for existing applications that have been filed to develop properties under the old zoning. That seemed to satisfy planning lawyer January Cohen, who told the committee her client had already applied for a building permit after buying a lot at the corner of Leonard Street a few weeks ago. Her client was unaware of any potential changes to the zoning, Cohen said.


A controversial rezoning of this property at 9 Rosedale Ave. kicked off a process to rezone all properties along Colonel By Drive in Old Ottawa South to restrict density. “We do take issue with the notice,” she said. “There were a series of meetings with a select group … and then there were public meetings.” Cohen was referring to a working group of a small group of affected residents

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“When we forge those covenants with the community, we give them that surety.” Although Tega’s initial plans for a 36-storey tower wrapping around the Carleton Tavern arrived at city hall before the community design plan was complete, the CDP policies probably weren’t the right fit, Hume said. The proposal had to be considered in the context of the policies that were in effect when Tega

applied for the zoning change – not in the context of the CDP. “Hindsight is wonderful,” Hume said. “We should have, at the time, taken a much closer look at what we were designating on the site … Obviously we can’t sustain that position.” Jeff Leiper, president of the Hintonburg Community Association, called the saga a “spectacular failure of leadership.” He said community de-

sign plans matter to community associations like his, and urged the committee to deny the rezoning request in order to “salvage trust in the CDP process.” The city’s own staff couldn’t defend the eightstorey mandate in the CDP. Faced with an idea for a taller building that still contained the same amount of floor space as a shorter, blockier structure, planning staff sided with the 18-storey proposal and recommended the plan-

ning committee approve it. Councillors on the planning committee, including Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, struggled to understand how an 18-storey tower could contain the same amount of usable space as an eight-storey building. “It’s the setbacks,” said planning manager John Smit, referring to the staircase-like structure that would have made the building wider at its base, stepping back and up to a narrow peak. “It steps in

considerably as the building sculpts itself up.” John Fraser, a resident of Spencer Street, pointed out to the committee that there were no setbacks designed for the side of the building that would face his home. Fraser said he was “boggled” as to why the committee was even considering the proposal, given that a legal opinion from city lawyer Tim Marc indicated he did not believe the OMB would uphold an 18-storey height for that

who met regularly to discuss the zoning with Nancy Meloshe, the planning consultant hired by the city. Meloshe presented options and preferred changes at a public meeting for all residents.

site. Others were concerned about the amount of parking that was proposed. The property’s soil is contaminated and the developer would have to remove much of it anyways, so a parking garage was planned for seven storeys underground. That’s simply too much parking for an urban area like Hintonburg, said resident Linda Hoad. Smit said there is a high demand for parking in the area, especially because of its proximity to the Parkdale Market, so the addition of more publically acces-

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Local acts make Bluesfest great


ttawa is spoiled for festivals each summer. Dragon Boats hit the waters of Mooney’s Bay. Jazz drifts through down-

town. Countless other events draw people each weekend, with Canada Day leading the way. On LeBreton Flats, blues – and an amalgam of other sounds – draws thousands of Ottawans and visitors to this city. We’re lucky to live in a city that hosts the second largest blues festival in North America (Chicago holds top spot). While the headline acts at Bluesfest garner the most attention, it’s local acts that make up the majority of the entertainment. They may play earlier in the day than B.B. King or the Tragically Hip, but every one of the local musicians is really what makes Bluesfest work. Without the input of Ottawa artists, Bluesfest couldn’t fill multiple stages for the festival’s 10 days. The payoffs from this commitment to the local community are immeasurable. Not only does Ottawa get an economic boost as thousands of visitors arrive to take in the shows, the

local musicians get a chance to share their material with large crowds of music fans. For the Ottawa entertainers, there’s the added bonus of getting to open a stage for national and international stars they might never have the chance to meet at any other time. The RBC Ottawa Bluesfest always draws a few grumbles for straying from its blues roots, but the crowds that arrive each year suggest the lineups meet with mass approval. The growing list of genres that can be heard each year also means more and more local acts can try to snag an invitation to play. And every note – in some way – can be traced back to the blues, because it’s the root of almost every North American musical style. And because Bluesfest draws such large crowds, ticket prices can often be much more affordable than an arena show by one headlining act. Once you have a ticket for that famous act, you’re also able to arrive earlier or stay later to take in everything the music fest has to offer. Including all those local acts. If you’ve never spent a lazy Saturday or Sunday wandering between six musical stages, taking in unknown acts and finding real gems, you’ve been missing out. Grab your lawn chair and sunscreen. And have fun right here in Ottawa.


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oo bad Dalton McGuinty had to leave politics in such an awkward way because he actually was a pretty good premier until things started to go a bit weird toward the end. It would be an exaggeration to say he will be impossible to replace, because his replacement seems to be doing all right so far. But in one respect, Kathleen Wynne cannot replace McGuinty. She is not from Ottawa. McGuinty is. That meant that for the 10 years McGuinty was premier we had a premier who knew that Ottawa existed. Knowing that Ottawa exists is not as easy as you might think. The government of Ontario resides in Toronto and Toronto is a needy place. Amplified by Toronto’s rather noisy media, the city’s needs are all too evident. To remember that Ottawa exists, it helps to be from here and come back on weekends. On those visits, a premier can leave behind Toronto’s traffic, its urban sprawl, its overcrowded schools and understaffed hospitals and notice our traffic, our urban sprawl, our overcrowded schools and our understaffed hospitals. No matter what is going on in the 416, the premier will be reminded of the Queensway,

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town OC Transpo, Carling Avenue and some of the other things that make our city great, or not. Not to mention some of the things that make Ottawa unique, such as the presence of the federal government, its departments and agencies and the need to go through nine layers of government (it seems) before action can be taken on any problem. Born and raised in Ottawa, McGuinty couldn’t help but be aware of such things. Wynne is from Toronto. This doesn’t necessarily mean that she thinks all problems can be solved with latte. In fact, her instincts on the casino issue seem to be surer than McGuinty’s. While he was in power, it looked like we would get one downtown whether we wanted it or not. Not long after Wynne came in, the downtown casino seemed to disappear

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and it began to appear that the Rideau Carleton Raceway might in fact survive. But being from Toronto, Wynne gets overexposed to all that Toronto stuff. Lately she has been musing about improving the provincial government’s relationship with the city. “I’ve prided myself and ourselves on being able to rebuild that relationship,� Wynne said, as reported by the Globe and Mail. “It pains me that it’s not as good as it maybe has been, and I hope that we’ll be able to rebuild those relationships.� This can hardly be seen as good news. Toronto’s municipal leadership being what it is, rebuilding those relationships is going to take most of the time the premier has available. It is also going to take a lot of money, given the rather expensive list of things Toronto needs – such as subways. And while that is going on, the rebuilding process with Toronto, what happens to Carling Avenue and the Queensway and OC Transpo? Not to mention light rail, which it sometimes seems we will never get. Would it help if Ottawa had a more colourful mayor? Not meaning any disrespect to Jim Watson, but his demeanour does not demand attention, it does not cry out to the provincial government that if Ottawa does not get what

it wants he will hold his breath until it does. Other Ontario cities have mayors that. So maybe Watson needs to develop a few rough edges, become colourful, learn how not to keep his temper in check. As soon as he does that, he becomes a problem and a problem needs to be solved. Right now, Watson is not a problem for Queen’s Park. That was OK when an Ottawa guy was premier. But now, Watson not being a problem means Ottawa is not a priority. Can Jim Watson learn how to become a problem? Maybe. You should never underestimate a politician.

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o one likes to be told what to do. Kids get annoyed by it. Adults detest it. And there are some, like me, who always do exactly the opposite of what we’re told. I like to think of it as a healthy disrespect for authority. It’s the main reason I went to journalism school. In fact, I believe queries about this should be on the journalism school application forms: “Do you have a healthy disrespect for authority?” “No? You may be applying for the wrong program.” “Yes? Automatic entry with full scholarship.” So much do I hate to be told what I “should” do that I even reject the little voice of authority in my own head. I’m sure I’m not alone in this. In fact, I realized recently that others among you must have this handicap. Why else are we not all sipping Evian hourly, eating loads of veggies, exercising daily and basically just doing all the things we’re told we “should” do to lead healthy lives? Because rules are made to be broken. And I don’t know about you, but when that voice of authority speaks in my head, I just crave potato chips and dry rosé. I started my own fitness routine in early April. After

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse working like a dog all winter, sitting at my desk, tipping the scale and living on a steady diet of cortisol spikes, it was time to make a change. In the first month, I forced myself to meditate on the voices of my doctor, my husband, my mom, my business coach, and even my six-year-old: “You must exercise, sleep, eat well and get outside more.” It wasn’t working. At every moment of weakness – let’s say I was feeling too tired to work out one evening – I’d think about those authoritative voices and do something self-defeating like open a bottle of wine or take on a new magazine assignment. To override that inner authority, rather than try to discipline myself enough to listen to that overbearing voice, I decided to try making the inner voice my friend. (After all, healthy disrespect for authority and unhealthy tendency to give into peer pressure often go hand-in-hand).

Former church minister John Izzo writes about the importance of “mindfulness” in his book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die. He recommends setting one goal at a time and keeping a reminder note in an obvious place like your pocket or wallet. I did this. My note says: “Your best body.” It’s a bit cryptic and people who do goal-setting exercises would probably criticize its vagueness. But the note is just a reminder, not the actual goal spelled out with all the blood, guts and determination it’s going to take me to achieve it. So I carry this note around with me. And I take it out and I read it throughout the day. I’ve been doing this for eight weeks. It’s my pal. When I need to make any one of hundreds of decisions throughout the day, I take it out and read it. What’s the result? I’m working out two hours daily, eating healthier than ever, forgoing weekday wine. And

the best part is I’ve lost 16 pounds, which is four pounds away from the goal I set for September. Skeptical? Well, here’s how being mindful works. The other day, after waking at 5 a.m. with a baby, running around all day doing errands, cooking food and typing articles, the boys’ two-hour round trip to swimming lessons had done me in. Any thoughts of getting in a workout were out of the question. Tired, more than hungry, all I wanted to do was toss a grocery store pizza in the oven, drink a glass of wine and go to bed. But I happened to make a quick stop at my friend Kay’s place. She mentioned she was going to the gym after supper. I got home and took the note out of my pocket. I thrust the pizzas at my husband and said, “I need 30 minutes alone in the basement.” I put the TV on, stretched, got on my exercise bike and pedaled my butt off for 12 kilometres. By the time I got upstairs, the wine was open and the pizzas cooked. My carb-craving exhaustion gone, I showered, drank about a gallon of water, and then had a single piece of pizza and some spinach and edamame salad. Oh yeah, and a guilt-free glass of dry rosé – all because of that single, friendly voice that detests authority as much as me.

River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière A Proud Sea of Red and White I hope that you and your family and friends enjoyed a wonderful Canada Day. My husband Paul and I had fun spending part of the day visiting and celebrating with so many community members at a variety of events. Thank you again for inviting us. It is always so much fun to join millions of Canadians from coast-to-coast and around the world in celebrating the greatest country in the world. Happy 4th of July I want to take this opportunity to wish our American relatives and friends a Happy Independence Day. Best wishes to the Ambassador of the United States of America & Mrs. Julie Jacobson as they bid Ottawa farewell. Best wishes in your next adventure! Summer Fun at Mooney’s Bay River Ward is home to beautiful Mooney’s Bay Park. Mooney’s Bay is a popular destination throughout the year and summer is a great time to head to the beach for a refreshing swim, game of beach volleyball or a quiet stroll along the serene Rideau River. Mooney’s Bay is also the host of some of Ottawa’s iconic festivals and events. This Friday evening, I invite you to “Movies on the Beach” presented by Dairy Queen and BOB FM, in partnership with the City. Have fun under the stars and enjoy the animated movie Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Plan to show up at least 30 minutes before sundown, and bring a chair or blanket. The Baby Express – Support for New Parents The City offers support to new parents seven days a week in various locations around Ottawa. The Baby Express offer parents and caregivers of babies up to age one, the opportunity to consult a public health nurse on topics such as infant nutrition, breastfeeding, mental health, safety and being a new parent.

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More consultation sought for Mutchmor construction staging Contamination concerns, green space issues need to be addressed: Glebe association Michelle Nash

News - The Glebe Community Association wants an extended consultation process ahead of the expansion of Mutchmor Public School this fall. The association voted on the motion at a meeting on June 25, which calls on the public school board to hold a community consultation on the issue of turning the field at Mutchmor into a staging zone during the construction. Education committee chairwoman Cindy Kirk said the group just wants to have the ability to participate in the consultation, adding so far, there has been a lack of consultation on this issue. The school board facilities manager Michael Clarke and superintendent of facilities Peter Wright did meet with Mutchmor school council in early June to discuss turning a portion of the field across the road from the school into a staging area for construction trailers, materials and parking for construction workers. This would be necessary, Wright said, because there is no practical location onsite that could be used and a construction company would need a place close to the school to use for staging purposes. At the time, the council asked the school board to still try to find other options in an attempt to save the field. Clarke said the board would continue to keep the conversation open, but the details of the construction staging could only be defined once a construction company has been picked. Kirk said the committee

has not had a chance to meet with the school board, and this motion is to formally ask the board to keep them in the loop. Over the past six months, the community association, the school council and the school board have been discussing aspects of the project to expand Mutchmor to accommodate for more students in the fall of 2014. The community had already fended off an attempt to turn the field into a parking lot for teachers in late May and the latest revelations did not sit well with the association’s education committee or with the school council. Kirk had proposed two motions at the meeting. The first, which was voted down, was to request an extended environmental assessment for the field from the Ministry of Environment, to determine the impact of construction on the field. Only three board members voted for the motion, with the remaining members turning it down. “The big battle was to stop the parking and we won,” Brian Mitchell reasoned at the meeting. “I think we are crossing the line with contacting the ministry for what we understand will just be for a couple of months.” Clarke did say the staging area would be taken down once the expansion structure is built. Construction was supposed to begin in September, but the board is still waiting on approvals from the Ministry of Environment to get underway – a further request from the community, one board member noted, could hold up that process even more.


The Glebe Community Association voted to request community consultation on construction staging plans for Mutchmor Field. Clarke did tell the school council the board does hope to get those approvals by early July so the project can be put out to tender at the end of the month. The expansion will add a total of 789 square metres of space to the school and construction will take between 11 and 14 months. The project is expected to cost $7 million and would allow the Glebe school to house more students as part of a plan to deal with overcrowding in downtown schools. The “switch,” as it is commonly called, would see programs and populations moved between First Avenue Public School and Mutchmor.


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Monty Python alumnus takes kids for a spin around globe British entertainer honoured by Canadian group for contribution to geographic literacy Nevil Hunt

News - Michael Palin may be a comedy icon for people over 40 or 50, but he’s a virtual unknown among today’s teens, unless they have a thirst for travel documentaries. The former Python dropped in on Grade 7 geography students at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School on June 26, where the kids had only a vague idea about the day’s keynote speaker. As they awaited his arrival, one student said they know Palin “travels a lot” and another said he’s “meant to be funny.” It shouldn’t be a surprise, given his knack for entertaining, that Palin connected with the kids. All it took was a slide show of the places he’s been and stories about eating maggots and camel liver and vomiting in the desert. The silly walk confirmed his comedy chops with the young crowd. Palin’s slideshow featured photos from his 25 years spent filming travel documentaries, starting with Around the World in 80 Days. The landscapes and unusual people captured the students’ attention and also related to Python’s inescapable legacy; Palin told a story about singing The Lumberjack Song to a man in Bhutan. In Pakistan he

watched bull racing, which he said “has no point to it but it’s jolly good fun.” A photo of Palin washing an elephant proved popular, and animals came up during a question-and-answer session with the kids. Palin said the most dangerous things he’s dealt with while travelling are “humans, not animals,” although he was once scratched by a puma. Palin paced across a giant map unrolled across the floor of a gymnasium as he answered questions. The weirdest place he’s visited: a Tunisian community where people live in caves. He described breaking a rib while whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River in Africa. He admitted to eating maggots as well as some camel liver that didn’t agree with him and quickly came back up; maybe not a ringing endorsement of world travel but an adventure nonetheless. Palin’s stop in Ottawa came a day before he was to receive the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s gold medal for his contribution to geographical literacy. Certainly his travel shows have been seen by millions and have probably inspired many of those viewers to see more of this planet. Palin said his global travels have delivered a dose of humility.


British comedian and world traveller Michael Palin squeezes in with students at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School on June 26. Palin stopped in Ottawa to meet geography students before heading to Toronto to accept an award from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He encouraged students to travel so they understand their world. “People know a lot more than I do,” he said. “I’ve been to some of the poorest parts of the world, and seeing how people live and raise their children; it’s quite inspiring. “The most hospitable people are very often the poorest

people.” Palin said he dreamed of being an explorer as a child and was lucky to receive an offer from the BBC to host Around the World in 80 Days back in the 1980s. The series’ popularity prompted further

trips and shows. He encouraged the students to see the world too. “Go out there,” Palin said. “Travel the world. Understand it.” His stop in Barrhaven came about because he asked to

meet children during his Canadian visit and the geographic society’s communications manager lives next door to LDHSS teacher Larisa Deme. Deme said the school’s principal jumped at the chance to have Palin speak to students.

‘Being a councillor is being a facilitator’: Leiper Continued from page 1

Leiper said previous councillors, including Christine Leadman, who lost out to Hobbs in 2010, relied more of the collective “community memory.” A group called the problem properties task force was an effective example of that type of collaboration, Leiper said. “This councillor (Hobbs) is trying to do it helsef,” Leiper said. “Being a councillor is being a facilitator … Right now, it feels very top-down.” Along with the wealth of other potential candidates, Leiper said he’s mulling a few considerations before cam-

paign season begins. Leiper, who is a chief policy advisor at the Information and Communications Technology Council, said it would be a pay cut for him to seek municipal office. He said there are still many contributions he feels well-positioned to make in the telecommunications industry and he doesn’t want to throw away that opportunity. At the same time, he has put 15 years into community building in Hintonburg, he said. Leiper said whether he runs in the election or not, he expects to see a full slate of candidates vying for Hobbs’ seat in 2014.


Dubé Brothers honoured by city Mayor Jim Watson, left, presents Jan, Liam and Quinn Dubé with the Mayor’s City Builder Award on June 26. The Orléans brothers were recognized for their musical success and volunteer work. Since they started playing in 2006, they have raised more than $150,000 for a variety of charities.



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Workshop envisions future Earn Extra Money! Keep Your Weekends Free! of St. Charles Church Michelle Nash

News - Former parishioners, designers and other members of the community gathered for a two-night workshop on what could potentially become of St. Charles Church on Beechwood. The workshop began at Museoparc with a round table discussion about what St. Charles Church was and what it could become. The process was co-organized by the Vanier Community Association, Museoparc, Prototype D and consulting firm Be Interactive over two evenings, June 26 and 27, as a way to take a proactive approach to what the community would like to see happen with the property. The process involved participants learning about the history of the church, participating in a discussion of what the church means to the community and what they would like to see happen with the property. “We are here, we are passionate about St. Charles, so we are the right people for this process,” said Roch Landry, facilitator for the evening. The church was built in 1908 and for more than 100 years it welcomed Catholic faith every Sunday until it closed its doors three years ago. The room was filled with passionate residents, many of whom expressed the desire to leave the building as it is. The consultation featured a mix of residents, a number of them long-time Vanier residents who grew up attending the church and who vocally disapproved of losing part of the neighbourhood’s history. The other participants were residents who had moved to the neighbourhood recently and some who said they did not live in the area, but were thinking about making the move. “I think we need to open ourselves up to change,” said Barbara Spanton, an area resident. All agreed the history of the church was important to them and most wished to see the area become something like a market square with lots of community space available. The visioning exercise first began in February, when the not-for-profit architect and design firm Prototype D joined forces with Carleton University architecture students and the Vanier Community Association to begin working on a development plan for the


Barbara Spanton speaks to a group of residents during the first evening of a two-night workshop concerning potential development of St. Charles Church on June 26. property -- with or without the participation of church officials. A number of those who attended the first night returned for the second, which took place at New Edinburgh Square on June 27. There were also a number of new faces at this meeting, all excited to start getting to work and envisioning what could become of the property. This evening was much more hands on, with sticky notes, crayons and modelling clay to help design a new vision for the church. The property has not been sold and according to RideauVanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, there are no prospective buyers at this time. Some residents questioned where all this visioning would go and how to ensure what is being done on these two evenings will be considered by a developer. Alford said everything from both evenings was being recorded, so his company can go back to the office and create a plan that encompasses everything people presented at the meetings. “For us this is just the start. At the end of August we will pull together a vision that will capture what you want for St. Charles,” Alford said. “It will then become a tool for you to use in the future.” Mike Bulthuis, president of

the Vanier Community Association, said his group will also continue the conversation, in hopes that any developer will listen to this vision. “Our goal is to facilitate the conversation and sustain the conversation,” he said. “Our hope is that they (a developer) will be interested in what comes out of here. Fleury also said his office would take the workshop results to any developer who approaches his office. “We are being unique. We are being pro-active,” Fleury said. “There is no ask tonight from a developer, but we are asking ourselves what we want.” He added that he already understands there are three main issues: the bell tower should remain in some capacity; the development should be mixed-use or community oriented and the heritage of the church should be respected. “To us, those are non-starters -- any developer who comes to us I will ask them if they have considered those three things,” Fleury said. “We have an opportunity to steer the development.” Bulthuis added the planning process is more about generating a conversation so as a community they are ready when a developer approaches them. “Where is it going to go, we don’t know, but we will be ready,” Bulthuis said.

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The Wicked Mercy will take to the Black Sheep Stage at Bluesfest on July 13. a Hintonburg resident, said, naming influences such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Queens of the Stone Age, off the top of his head, while

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Hughie is a Scottish Fold, a grey tabby, whose ear cartilage is folded, giving his face an owl-like appearance Smart, sweet and laid back, Hughie is a loverboy with big round golden eyes and a soft, tiny voice which is only used for greetings and food emergencies. This fur-face is a trusting homebody and a sharer of favorite things such as live frogs and deceased field mice at the cottage. Playful, curious, he accompanies me ‘round the garden sniffing the roses, his only dispute with the evil resident squirrel. Folds are also loved for their amazing body contortions, their eccentric positions when asleep. Fur-face does this unique sitting thing called the “buddha position”. On haunches, leaning against a pillow, back legs stretched out and front paws crossed on a furry tummy, he sleeps… and everyone in the room tiptoes because we simply cannot bear to disturb this lovable wonder who chooses to live in our home. 9dndji]^c`ndjgeZi^hXjiZZcdj\]idWZÆI=:E:ID;I=:L::@Ç4HjWb^iVe^XijgZVcYh]dgi W^d\gVe]nd[ndjgeZiidÒcYdjiH^beanZbV^aid/X[dhiZg5i]ZcZlhZbX#XVViiZci^dcÆEZid[i]ZLZZ`Ç

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in lakes and larger bodies of water. PFDs are made just for dogs and are available at many stores – including the Ottawa Humane Society’s retail store located at 245 West Hunt Club Road. A good PFD will have flotation all around your animal’s body, not just along their backs and will be brightly coloured and have a large grab handle along the back of the jacket. If your dog has never worn a PFD, give them time to get acquainted with it before actually getting on the boat. Get your pet used to the PFD in small steps. Start with wearing it in and around your home, then outside for short walks and finally aboard the boat. Make sure the life jacket fits properly and allow your dog to practice swimming in it. To keep your dog from swimming too far away, use a long nylon lead. Keep a close watch to make sure your dog doesn’t get tangled in the lead. This is a great way to make sure new swimmers are relaxed and comfortable in the water.

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Entertainment - Everything seems to have come together for local blues-rock band the Wicked Mercy. Regulars at the Black Sheep Inn and Irene’s Pub, the four-piece band, known for the blistering vocals of Case Bronson, released their self-titled debut album at Irene’s Pub on April 27. They will also bring their unique brand of hard rock harmony to the Black Sheep stage at Bluesfest on July 13. “We are pretty excited to be playing Bluesfest,” Bronson said. “It’s kind of like the brass ring in Ottawa.” Coming off the release of their first album, Bronson said the band is pretty excited for what’s next. The album was produced by Jordan Zadorozny, who is known for working with the likes of Sam Roberts, Hole and Melissa Auf Der Maur. The members all bring something to the sound, whether it’s bassist and Nepean native Mark Sudiacal’s love of funk bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Dave Nado’s love of heavy metal as evidenced in songs like Wanted Man or Love Like a Gun. “I like all kinds of stuff,” Bronson,

EP, which Bronson said they plan to offer for free. “We have learned a lot about recording over the last year so we’re going to give it a try,” he said. The guys are a tight knit group, making regular treks out to Pembroke to jam with drummer Cory Zadorozny. Bronson said songwriting used to come solely from his stuff, but said the band is evolving into a more organic process where everyone has a little bit of input. Plans for the future include branching out to shows in Toronto and Montreal and expanding their North American audience. “We have had offers almost daily to review our album from Hungary, Greece, Budapest, France and the U.K., but not a whole lot locally,” Nado said. But whatever happens, the music is a labour of love. There are three bands on Nado’s street in Centretown alone – including one sharing the house he lives in – that will be playing Bluesfest. He said the Wicked Mercy jams once a week, but sometimes it’s a double bill with them in the basement and another band using the livingroom. “We have the best neighbours,” he said. To hear tunes of the band’s album, visit thewickedmercy.

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News - A Kanata women’s group is sponsoring the training of a guide dog in memory of a former member. The Canadian Federation of University Women/Kanata donated the second portion of the Claudette Tougas scholarship trust to the training of Tess II, a yellow LabradorGolden retriever. “Claudette had a guide dog of her own from Manotick that served her very, very well,” said Monique Tougas, Claudette’s sister. “(Delilah) was her beloved dog as well as her beloved companion and her eyes for many years.” Claudette, who was visually-impaired, was a longtime member of the women’s federation. She graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Toronto, worked for the government, was a published author and champion for the blind. “As a fully bilingual and completely blind woman, she

pioneered the development of support services for disabled employees … she successfully challenged the City of Ottawa for the inclusion of visually impaired persons for the use of Para-Transpo,” said her obituary. Claudette died after a fouryear battle with breast cancer in 2010. The bond between Claudette and Delilah was one of the reasons the women’s federation decided to donate the second portion of the scholarship to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. “The dog went to her as soon as it was trained and retired with her,” said Monique. “She retired from the government and the dog retired as well, and then was with her until (Delilah) passed away.” The first portion of the scholarship was donated to Kendra Matthews-Gramer, a then-Grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School in 2011. The national training centre for guide dogs is located

in Manotick, where Monique met the puppy being trained through the scholarship money. Tess II will remain in pretraining until fall 2014, when she will begin training at the Manotick centre. “Clients from across the country reside and train at the facility for three to four weeks before going home with a guide dog,” said Steven Doucette, special events and guider co-ordinator. “The organization has trained and provided 724 guide dogs to visually impaired Canadians (since 1984).” And in 2010, the charity launched an assistance dogs division, which trains canines to help those with mobilityrelated disabilities, said Doucette. For more information on the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, visit or call 613- 692-7777. For details about the Canadian Federation of University Women, visit

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soléa: STEPPING OUT OF PAIN AND INTO STYLE When Ian Colquhoun and his team opened soléa in Ottawa at 943 Carling Avenue ten years ago, they had no idea how the community would take to the concept of offering both pedorthic services of a Certified Pedorthist and the largest selection of fine comfort footwear in Ottawa at one convenient location. After a decade and thousands of satisfied clients with happier feet, they have their answer. First, for the uninitiated, a Certified Pedorthist is a well-trained health care professional who specializes in the use of footwear and supportive devices to address conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs. These specialists can analyze and correct gait and posture problems with the use of orthotics, custom-crafted footwear inserts that, when properly designed and manufactured, can bring relief to a host of foot, leg, back pain and mobility issues. soléa and their clients are fortunate to have the talent, dedication, and services of Derek Gilmer, C. Ped. (C), C. Ped. Tech, one of the few Ottawa area Certified Pedorthists who holds both designations of Canadian Certified Pedorthist and Certified Pedorthic Technician. What this means is that at soléa, Derek Gilmer, C. Ped. (C), C. Ped. Tech. the person who assesses your foot issues is the same person who designs and manufactures your orthotics and who,trains the staff to help you select the proper footwear for your orthotics. This spring, Derek is offering complimentary consultations to clients of soléa Pedorthic Services and they are now available on an appointment basis. Just about every client of soléa Pedorthic Services is amazed at the relief from pain that their new orthotics provide. Rather than feeling tired and drained at the end of their day, they walk with renewed energy that’s testament to a freedom in mobility they may not have experienced in years. They have learned what the soléa team has known for years-proper foot alignment may help provide the foundation for painfree leg, hip, lower back and upper back mobility. The drive to satisfy the demand for comfort footwear that is both stylish and functional came from the need to serve both women and men who require orthotics but don’t necessarily want to wear orthopedic looking shoes. The success of any orthotic appliance is based not only on the skills of the pedorthist but on the quality and fit of the shoe it is to be inserted into. To this end, soléa researches and holds all the shoe and accessory lines it carries to a very high standard. Such well known names as Finn Comfort, Mephisto, Dansko and Gabor, to name only a few, are not only stocked at soléa, but carried in full seasonal offerings for those who desire comfortable footwear year round. As well, Certified Pedorthist, Derek Gilmer trains each soléa sales associate to help ensure the best match for the client of orthotics and shoe. For those with discriminating taste, soléa provides shoes that look decidedly fashionable without sacrificing quality or function


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’m telling you, she’s too young,” Mother said. Father said he milked a cow the day he learned to walk. Mother said “that’s nonsense, and you know it.” Rarely did I have so much attention sent my way and I loved every minute of it. With four siblings, rarely was I singled out, but that day I was getting my share. The subject was if I was old enough to milk. Once a calf got to the cow stage, I lost interest in her and I had little desire to sit with my head on her belly and try to get milk into a pail. But Father said it was time I did my share like everyone else in the family. Needless to say I was never consulted as to how I felt about the issue. And so on a Saturday, Father put a three-legged stool at the rear end of the quietest cow in the cow byre, put a pail under her and without a word of instruction told me to go ahead and milk. The old cow turned her head in my direction and then back to chewing her cud. After watching my three brothers and sister do the milking often enough, I

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories figured there wasn’t much to it. Well, I pulled and I tugged, and I spit on my hands and kept saying “sooo Bossie.” Nothing worked. The brothers were real pros at the job. The barn cats lined up on the other side of the gutter and every so often a squirt of milk would be headed in their direction. Without fail, the milk went right into their opened mouths. But here was I who couldn’t even get a drop of milk into the pail. My arms ached right up to my shoulders and a couple times I almost fell off the three-legged stool. It was beyond me why the milk stool only had three legs in the first place. To add to my misery, it was fly season and the poor old cow kept swishing her tail trying to rid herself of

the pests. With each swish, however, I took a lash square in the face. Mother was right -- I was too young for this job. But to convince Father was another matter. First of all, I didn’t like the cow byre. It was full of cobwebs, the cows smelled differently from the horses and I wouldn’t put it past any one of them to give me a good kick, especially when I was engaged in something as personal as tugging at her private parts. Emerson, Everett and Earl were into the snickering and I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was into the tears. It was my beloved sister Audrey who finally came to my rescue. She finished milking her cows, the milk had been emptied into the cans, and came over to where I was

sitting hunched over, still tugging away with absolutely not a drop to show for my efforts. “Let me try,” she said, and I gladly surrendered the stool. The milk spewed out on the first try with Audrey. I blamed it on the cow. I thought I was doing exactly what my sister was doing, but it certainly wasn’t working for me. I was convinced the cow didn’t like me any more than I liked her. Audrey tried her best to show me how to milk. Nothing worked. Finally, she went up to Father who was at the far end of the cow byre. “Mary’s hands are too small,” she said. “And the cow’s too big,” I offered. Father ran his hand over my head. Even though it wasn’t near my nose, I could smell cow and milk off him, neither of which were my favourite odours. “Well, we’ll try again some other time,” he said. I was out of the barn before you could say “milk pail.” I ran to the house and told Mother I wanted to change my clothes. She knew exactly why. I bundled up what I had on in the barn and

brought the whole pile down to the summer kitchen to wait for the Monday wash. I asked Mother for a pan of hot water and wash cloth and towel, which I hauled upstairs to the privacy of the bedroom. I washed every square inch of my body I could reach, but I thought I could still smell the cow byre off my skin. I opened my sister

to bring up the subject and I knew, without a doubt, my milking days were over, but only for the time being. Everyone had to pull their share back then and I knew the time would come when I would be led back into the cow byre and made stick at it until I could fill a milk pail like the brothers and Audrey. Not a word was spoken

I asked Mother for a pan of hot water and wash cloth and towel, which I hauled upstairs to the privacy of the bedroom. I washed every square inch of my body I could reach, but I thought I could still smell the cow byre off my skin. Audrey’s drawer of the little wash stand we shared and took out her precious can of Lily of the Valley talcum powder and slathered it on with abandon. Then I put on clean clothes from the inside out. When we sat down for supper, my try at milking was never mentioned. I figured the brothers had been warned not

all during supper about how I had failed at a job that everyone worth his or her salt would be expected to do growing up on a farm long before modern milking machines did the job for you. Even Audrey, who guarded her belongings like a mother hen guarding her chicks, never said a word about how I smelled of Lily of the Valley.


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Entertainment - New Edinburgh’s annual festival of light will showcase a number of Ottawa’s visual, music, film and circus artists this year. The New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre announced the lineup for the 2013 Ottawa Lumière Festival on June 25. The organization promises a three week-long festival full of activities fit for the whole family. “Lumière is not your typical static audience experience,” said Melanie Davis, executive and creative director of the centre. “Lumière embraces all different types of artistic expression, inviting artists from all over the National Capital Region to come together and collaborate through photography, film, performance and visual arts and create something unprecedented.” Professional fire dancer Sophie Latreille, who will perform along-side her Mini Cirque/Fire Weavers troop for her 10th year, loves the participation and enthusiasm at the festival.

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Perley and Rideau celebrates new affordable housing wing Sabine Gibbins

News - The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Centre continues to grow its affordable housing options for seniors. The official opening of the first phase of 45 new affordable rental housing units for the facility’s Seniors Village was held on June 19. The project is a partnership between all three levels of government. There to mark the grand opening was Premier Kathleen Wynne, Alice Wong, Minister of State for seniors and Mayor Jim Watson. The hospital received $4.5 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments under the CanadaOntario Affordable Housing Program Agreement to create more housing for veterans and seniors living on low income. One of the largest not-forprofit long-term care centres in Ontario, the centre has expanded its programs and services to create the Perley Rideau Seniors Village, which includes two buildings with 139 specially designed apartments, assisted living services for those in need at home or in the new apartments, respite care to help caregivers of family members with dementia, convalescent care, and various on-site health oriented services. “Our government is investing in affordable housing here in Ottawa, to help create jobs and improve the quality of life of our seniors,” said Minister Wong. “This initiative will help seniors living on low-income in our community access safe and affordable housing that meets their needs. We remain focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.” Wynne said putting seniors first is a priority for the Ontario government. “It is part of our proud history, but it is also an essential factor in our collective vision for the future,” she said. “As Ontario grows, as our population ages, we have a responsibility to continue to care for one another, To keep pushing ourselves to adapt to the needs of our communities. We must find ways to offer people the lifestyle they deserve and the attention they require. And that’s why this new Seniors Village is so important.”


Premier Kathleen Wynne, centre, joined Mayor Jim Watson and other community and political leaders at the official opening of the new affordable housing wing at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Centre on June 19. The development, she continued, is part of our shared vision for Ontario. “Its design demonstrates the care, compassion and foresight that is possible within our broader health care system,” she said. “In these apartments, seniors can live in comfort and enjoy one another’s company. They will have the support they require with their daily tasks, whether they need to take their medication or unload a bag of groceries from the store. They will enjoy beautiful green space, opportunities to participate in classes and enjoy their favourite hobbies.” The Perley and Rideau has recognized the emerging needs of these seniors, she said, including the necessity to provide services for those with dementia, and the very need for affordable housing. This facility will improve its residents’ lives, and also help to ease the strain on the province’s health care system as a whole, Wynne continued. “It will offer the best modern care for our seniors, while integrating the services they require and reducing the burden on our emergency rooms and hospitals,” she said. With the passing of the provincial budget, she said, it means they can move forward with their plan to invest $260 million this year in home and community care across Ontario. “That’s an unprecedented investment, but it is absolutely necessary if we are to adapt to the shifting demographics we see in our communities,” Wynne added. “As part of our plan, we

have set a target to provide patients with nursing and support services within five days of their Community Care Access Centre assessment.” She mentioned the government would continue with their Action Plan for Seniors, which provides coverage for prescription drugs, in order to ease the financial strains many confront. “Ontario’s health-care system is a proud part of our history, and we will continue to adapt and evolve just as this facility has done to accommodate the needs of all its wonderful residents,” she said. “Our government’s vision for this province is built on the promise of a fair society, where everyone gets the care and respect they deserve.” The federal and provincial funding is balanced by more than $1 million in municipal financial incentives and by a $32-million mortgage from Infrastructure Ontario. The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre provides quality care for seniors, serving veterans and an increasing number of other seniors from the community. Ottawa South MP David McGuinty called the moment a proud one for seniors and veterans across Ottawa and the province. “This really does show how we can cooperate across all levels of government,” he said. He gave kudos to his brother, former premier and MPP for Ottawa South Dalton McGuinty, for leading the way when it came to ensuring the needs of seniors were met. “This (Perley and Rideau)

is just an example of what we need to do more of,” McGuinty said. “It was the right thing to do. It’s exactly the type of model we need to replicate over and

over again. McGuinty said he hoped to see more of an engaging discussion take place on this topic. “It’s not like we need fewer (long-term care facilities),” he said. In the future, McGuinty added, they need to ensure the right tax incentives are put in place for seniors, and be able to provide seniors with more options – long-term care versus private home care, for instance, decisions families struggle with as their loved ones grow older and require round-the-clock assistance. “This is a good moment to be inspired by Perley and Rideau,” he said. A national approach to finding an appropriate and affordable strategy for seniors is also paramount, he added. “Affordability does become an issue for seniors,” McGuinty noted. “We need to look at where we need to go as a country. This is not a partisan issue.” Mayor Watson said it was encouraging to see all levels of government work closely together to bridge gaps in affordable housing.

“We’re so grateful for the important role the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Centre Seniors Village plays for our community,” he said. The city, he went on to say, is committed to older adults. In October 2012, city council approved the Older Adult Plan as a coordinated approach to addressing the specific needs of Ottawa’s older residents, while introducing a long-term vision of a community that values, empowers and supports older persons and their quality of life. The federal government, through CMHC, will invest approximately $2 billion in housing this year. Of this amount, $1.7 billion will be spent in support close to 594,000 households living in existing social housing. In Ontario, this represents an estimated 237,950 households. These investments are improving the quality of life for lowincome Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at-risk of losing their homes, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people.

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News - When you pack an emergency kit, do you include your two pet rats? If you’re Tommy and Melanie Glatzmayer you do. The Manotick siblings are once again the adventurous stars of a selfpublished book to raise awareness about Cornelia de Lane syndrome and other disabilities. Their mother, Nathalie Wendling, has written a sequel to Tommy’s brainchild, Melanie and Tommy Have Two Pet Rats and One Syndrome, which was published when he was in Grade 2. He wrote it to help his sister who suffers from CdLS, and to teach other kids about her syndrome. The family has spent several years travelling across the country with rats in tow to bring their story of love and acceptance to as many schoolchildren as possible. In this second adventure, the story expands its focus from just CdLS and encourages kids to accept everyone as they are, even if they look different. Wendling writes in her book,

“Sometimes people with a syndrome look different. Not everyone with a syndrome looks different. Not everyone who looks different has a syndrome.” Along with Melanie, the book includes Manotick student Zachary, who has Treacher-Collins syndrome, and former Manotick student Alex, who has a large scar on his jaw from a surgery to remove a tumour. “Since we live in a small village, it’s nice to let people get to know these kids who look different, so people can smile at them when they see them,” Wendling said. In the new story, Tommy, Melanie and their rats head off to Catelli Castle to search for the lost jewels of Princess Zoe. After a few brushes with crazy cats, a bully and a raging fire, they recover the jewels and, like all good archaeologists, give it to a museum for safekeeping. Along the way, loyal rat friends Chewy and Jay Bee help the sibling team out of a few squeakers. Near the end, Zachary is featured as Princess Zoe’s generous brother. A whole page is dedicated to his syndrome and his ability to use sign lan-


Tommy and Melanie’s new book will be available Aug. 17. guage to communicate. It includes pictures of alphabet and number signs for kids to practice. Alex is also featured at the end of the book, with a message that everyone deserves respect - and a smile. The new book will be launched at the annual Taste of Manotick event on Aug. 17 in front of Hair Inc salon. From 4 to 10 p.m., visitors can buy a signed copy of the book and meet the rats who have become celebrities in their own right. Visit for more information.


Tommy and Melanie Glatzmayer welcome 6,500 copies of their new book on June 24. The story, written by their mother Nathalie Wendling, is a sequel to the picture book Tommy wrote several years ago to help his classmates understand Melanie’s rare disability, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.




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Craft beer event offers a taste of Ottawa New brewery to launch at Watson’s Mill tasting event

And growing it is. In previous years, the event has been relatively simple in scope. But this year the mill has added catered pairings and a chance to make it a true night out with the Swing Bridge Band providing live music. “It changes it up a little bit from previous years when it was just taste the beers and move along,” said organizer Alex Smaridge. “It’s going to be a little more upscale than it has been in the past.” From 7 to 10 p.m., Indulge Kitchens catering company will provide beer-friendly appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, including gourmet sliders.

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Community - Let your taste buds roam the Ottawa Valley this July at Watson’s Mill’s new and improved beer tasting event. Billed “Not Your Father’s Labatt 50,” the event on Friday, July 12 will feature beer from 10 specialty breweries from Ottawa and across the province. Watson’s Mill has hosted beer tasting events in the past, but this year guests can zero in on craft beers that mostly come from the surrounding area. Brews from Hogsback, Kichesippi, Mad Hatter, Mill Street and Turtle Island breweries will represent urban Ottawa while Cassel Brewery will represent the east and Barley Days will bring a taste of Picton. Nickel Brook brewery will come in from Burlington. Turtle Island will launch its brewery at the event, meaning guests will be the first to try Ottawa’s newest craft beer. “This is another great thing that’s happening at the event and its fun for us to share that with the Manotick community and other local breweries,” said mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion. “It’s really quite special. We’re just thrilled to be doing that.” Turtle Island founder J.P. Fournier has been working towards opening a brew pub for about three years, he said, after he started brewing his own beer at home about four years ago. He didn’t even like beer at the time, and hadn’t consumed it for about a decade, he said. But then a friend introduced him to a few local craft brews, and he was hooked. “I’m a little bit obsessed when I get passionate about something,” Fournier said. “I want to do it on as big of a scale as I can.” He began brewing at home, and founded the Ottawa Beer Tap Society which worked with local restaurants to pair home-brewed beer with gourmet food. Last summer Fournier organized the first annual National Capital Craft Beer Week, including a twoday festival outside city hall that attracted 6,500 people. In February he partnered with Winterlude to create Winterbrewed – an outdoor event that attracted 12,000 to drink cold beer in -20C weather. Now Fournier hopes his brewery can share his taste for excitement as he launches specialty craft brews that are far from normal. “The goal is to share our sense of adventure and passion for exceptional craft beer,” he said. At the Watson’s Mill event, Fournier and his team will launch a dark honey brown beer as well as a singlemalt, single-hop cherry ale.

While he’ll technically be surrounded by his steepest competition, Fournier said he thinks a craft beer event is the perfect launch pad. “We sort of see the other brews as being our brethren,” he said. “With the personality of the industry I firmly believe it will be about supporting each other.” Of course, his interest in growing Ottawa’s craft beer industry in general pairs perfectly with what Watson’s Mill is trying to accomplish. “I love that it’s in Manotick,” he said. “If the attention we’re going to get for a launch can help that event grow as well I’m ecstatic about that.”

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The Cumberland Farmers’ market hosts its annual summer book sale. Proceeds to be shared with the kidney foundation. The market operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine until Oct. 12. It is located at the R.J. Kennedy Community Centre (Cumberland arena), 1115 Dunning Rd. Book donations will be accepted: Information: 613833-2635 or

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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour looks at beaux-arts Ottawa. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Government Conference Centre (former Union Station), 2 Rideau St., Confederation Square Entrance. Cost is $10. Guide is David Jeanes, urban activist and author of five downtown heritage tours. Info: or call 613-230-8841.

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Acclaim Pro Wrestling will host a fundraising wrestling match on July 13 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at the Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Rd. Former WWE and Ring of Honor superstar Colt Cabana will participate. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. $8 in advance for kids under 12. Tickets at 613-791-9761 or jenndoherty80@

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Friends of the Central Experimental Farm will host Art on the Farm event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring artists working in various mediums. They will display and sell their original works under the trees at the Arboretum, around Building 72, east off the Prince of Wales Drive round-about. Call 613-2303276 or visit for more information.


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