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Oawa South News Oawa West News Nepean-Barrhaven News Ottawa River gets help from Renfrew Mercury The Quebec Watershed protection group enlists help for water monitoring News – Two-thirds of the Ottawa River’s watershed lies within the province of Quebec, which until recently has posed a problem for the river’s sworn protector. The Ottawa Riverkeeper’s mandate is to monitor the health of the watershed and advocate for both its use and protection. This summer, the group has gained a number of allies from the Quebec side of the river who share the same sentiments and ecological goals. Earlier this summer, the Ottawa Riverkeeper was approached by members of La Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien - a family-based foundation devoted to entrepreneurial philanthropy – in the hopes of forming a partnership. See BREWERY on page 34

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Light my fire Yo-yo performer John Higby lights a kitchen match in the hands of a volunteer during the Ottawa Busker Festival on Saturday. Higby forms half of the Guinness World Record-winning husband and wife yo-yo team, performing with Melissa Loomis Higby. The Ottawa Busker Festival ran Aug. 2-5 on Sparks Street. For more busker festival photos, see page 33.

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Police arrest Melissa Richmond’s husband in connection with her murder. – Page 12

News - Vanier foodies won’t be able to try out the food-truck trend in their neighbourhood this summer after all. The Epicurean Munchies Truck the city announced was awarded a spot at Olmstead Street and Montreal

Road as one of 18 new licences won’t become a reality after all, said Philip Powell, programming manager of licensing and markets for the city. EMT isn’t the only truck that won’t see the light of day. Ragin’ Cajun, which was supposed to go at the corner of Bank Street and Clemow Avenue in the Glebe, is another failed venture for this summer, Powell said.

Another new truck that was awarded a licence for the other side of that intersection, Road Roaster, has been up and running, serving roasted chicken to Glebites. “We’ve told council and others to expect not all of these folks will succeed,” Powell said, noting the success rate of new food-service businesses is around 50 per cent.

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“We knew there would be some technical and personal issues getting going,” Powell said. Matthew Gregoire (Rajin’ Cajun) said his former employer, York Entertainment, was going to finance the purchase of the truck, but there was a difference of opinion and he moved on from the company. If he can come up

with the capital to buy the truck in the future, he said he might still pursue it. Peter G. Bowen (EMT) could not be reached but Powell said he was told the businesses didn’t start operating for personal reasons, not due to the viability of the Vanier location. Four new food carts are still on their way, Powell said. See REGULATIONS on page 31

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provides nutritious food for a cost lower than at a grocery store and there are so many more ways that we can contribute and I think we can play a really key role.” Morrison added that his centre, as well as many urban health centres, need more funding to ensure the programs they run continue. “Centretown, and our catchment area, which includes the Glebe and Old Ottawa South, is growing in population and we are running out of space,” he said. “We actually need additional space, which we don’t have the money for.” Morrison pointed to a large hole in the centre’s ceiling, adding, “As you see, our space is literally falling apart. “We are rated over and over again as a model of how health care can work in this province and Canada and yet we are consistently under funded as compared to the hospital sector ... if we can keep care at home, we keep people out of hospitals.” Morrison agreed with Reid about the need for every sector to work together. He added the centre intends to use this report to help raise the concern about affordable housing and food and income security concerns with the city. “I think to his credit, Mayor Jim Watson recognizes this,” he said. “It’s always a question of funding. The city has funded some affordable housing initiatives and we welcome those, but, we need to continue those efforts.” “It’s a lot easier to keep someone healthy than it is to treat them when they are sick and I think that is the whole point of the Dr. Reid’s presentation.” The full report is available online at cma.ca.

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News - When eight-year-old Emmy Stewart told her mother she was bored one day last summer, neither suspected the activity would turn into a large scale fundraising effort for girls in the developing world. Danielle Stewart, who leads a Barrhaven-based Brownie troop, said she had received information from Plan Canada about ideas to fundraise for their Because I am a Girl campaign – which helps to improve access to education and medication for girls in the developing world – when her daughter came to her looking for something to do. “I just handed her some of the material and told her to look it up on the computer and she ran with it,” Danielle said. Danielle said she liked the idea of a girl-specific charity, to help her daughter to relate and learn what a difference she could make. Emmy, now 9, recruited more than a dozen of her friends that year to put up a number of lemonade stands to raise money for the charity. The first year she raised $1,730.

Buoyed by her success, Emmy decided to give it a try this year, recruiting 22 of her neighbourhood and Girl Guide friends to host nine lemonAID stands throughout Barrhaven and in other parts of the city. According to the July 30 count, the total amount raised rang in at $2,139. Danielle said the first year the goal was a couple hundred dollars, this year; they pushed it up to $1,000. “It feels really good to double it,” Emmy said. In order to convince her friends to join her in putting together the lemonade stands, Emmy rode the neighbourhood on her bike, handing out handmade flyers. She also organized a planning meeting at her house the Saturday before the team was supposed to hit the streets with their drink stands. Danielle said at the meeting, Emmy told the crowd of 22 girls about the charity and handed out balloons, tattoos and posters. For the rest of the week, she made calls looking for donations and arranging for the nine stands. Danielle said a workshop in Girl Guides this year about run-

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News - Ottawa South is still Liberal red. Liberal John Fraser won the Aug. 1 byelection in Ottawa South, following in the footsteps of his former boss, Dalton McGuinty. Fraser took 14,925 votes, defeating Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young, who received 13,631 votes. The result was a surprise for anyone who followed polls published in the week prior to the voting, as Young was predicted to win the byelection. Once the win was confirmed, Fraser arrived at his victory party at the Kelsey’s restaurant in South Keys where he made his way through the packed pub to a podium. “I guess it wasn’t a done deal after all,� Fraser said to the raucous crowd. Fraser, who worked as Mc-

Guinty’s constituency assistant for 14 years, gave credit to the former premier. “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be standing here today,� he said. “I have pretty big shoes to fill.� Fraser didn’t distance himself from McGuinty’s record during the campaign despite a number of scandals in the last year of McGuinty’s leadership. He said he learned what voters wanted by knocking on doors during the campaign and suggested Ottawa South residents are more concerned about education, health care and job opportunities than scandals at Queen’s Park. “They want stronger schools, stronger hospitals and better care for our parents, and jobs for our young people,� Fraser said. Fraser is well known in the riding because he was based at McGuinty’s constituency office on Kilborn Avenue. He also benefited from the campaign

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John Fraser arrives at the South Keys Kelsey’s restaurant for a loud and happy victory party following his Aug. 1 provincial byelection win. Fraser will represent Ottawa South at Queen’s Park. organization the Liberals have built in the riding; a team that saw Dalton McGuinty and his father hold the provincial seat for 26 years. Among the cam-

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paign workers, Ron Legault said he wasn’t surprised at the result. He said he’s been working for the Liberals in Ottawa South for 41 years and spent

the rainy day driving people to the polls. He referred to himself as “one of the old farts.� “We were well organized,� Legault said shortly before the win was confirmed at 10:47 p.m. “The polls forgot about us (the campaign workers).� Smiling from ear to ear and holding a John Fraser sign, James Rikwood-Rhodes was bouncing on his tiptoes as he awaited the new MPP’s arrival at the packed restaurant. At the age of 21, he already has 11 years of campaign experience, helping canvass and get out the vote in Ottawa South for federal and provincial Liberal candidates. “I expected we would win,� Rikwood-Rhodes said, adding he went door-to-door in a part of the riding that votes PC, but found voters were evenly split between Fraser and Young. The four other Aug. 1 byelections in Ontario – all former Liberal ridings – saw the Lib-

erals drop three seats. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP and Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, who joined the victory crowd at Kelsey’s, said the result in Ottawa South showed voters are more interested in issues close to home than scandals such as the gas plant cancellation in southern Ontario. “I did a lot of door-to-door (canvassing) in the riding and I’m not surprised at the outcome,� Chiarelli said. Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said byelections are “always difficult for governments.� “It’s hard to read anything into this,� Naqvi said of the five byelections. He said Fraser was successful because he focused on employment, transit, roads, schools and hospitals. “Ontarians want a positive message about the future, not a slash and burn approach,� he said, referring to the PC campaign.

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News - Disappointed Progressive Conservatives in Ottawa South committed to playing the long game after failing to overcome the riding’s Liberal McGuinty legacy on Aug. 1. Polls showed the conservative candidate, 34-year-old Matt Young, ahead of Liberal John Fraser, but polling station results showed Fraser in front of Young by a healthy margin all night. Fraser bested the PC candidate with 14,925 votes to the PC’s 13,631, taking 42.3 per cent of the vote to Young’s 38.7 per cent. A couple hundred PC supporters who gathered at the Southway Hotel forwent disappointment and instead chose to focus on gains moving towards a future election, possibly in the spring. Four hundred volunteers contributed to Young’s byelection campaign, compared to 180 people for McGuinty’s last campaign in 2011. “That means that the conservative movement in Ottawa South is alive and it’s strong and it’s going to keep coming,� Young said. “We won’t need to introduce myself to people anymore. We’ll just talk about why we’re here and what we’ll do for them,� he said. “Now we’ve got the ground game figured out,� he said. Next time, he said he will start the campaign earlier. “I think we ran a strong cam-

paign,� Young said. “We seriously narrowed the margin of victory for the other guy and we put them on notice that we’re going to come back next time if they don’t change the way they’re governing.� Randall Denley, the PC candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean, said polls showing Young ahead of Fraser were “wildly optimistic.� “It wasn’t in sync with what we were hearing at all,� Denley said. “It did create an expectation that somehow we could just walk in and take this riding.� But it was never going to be an easy riding for the conservatives to win, Denley said, having been held by Liberals and mainly McGuintys for 26 years. “But they didn’t win by much,� Denley said. “We’re well positioned for Round 2. “I don’t think Mr. Fraser should get too comfortable in his new position,� Denley said. Young said Fraser has already spent more than a decade working on behalf of Ottawa South constituents as McGuinty’s executive assistant. “He’s been doing yeoman’s work in the community office for 14 years and he’s been part of it. People determined they want to stay the course,� Young said. That wasn’t the case in other ridings. Of the five Liberal seats up for byelections, only two remained red: Ottawa South and the Toronto-area riding of Scarborough-Guildwood, where

Mitzie Hunter took the seat. The NDP picked up two seats, while the PCs garnered one in the Toronto riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. About 30 workers from the Bronywn Funiciello campaign gathered at Ralph’s Sports Bar cheered when it was announced the NDP had picked up two of the five seats. “We’re thrilled with the results,� said Funiciello. “I think it’s indicating Ontarians are looking for a progressive voice. I’m very proud to an NDP today.� In Ottawa South, the NDP trailed the Liberals and PCs all night, with support hovering around the 15 per cent mark. Funiciello said the electorate’s vote was skewed by fear, something she heard often while campaigning across the riding. “I was hearing there was some concern about having a PC elected,� she said. The Green Party’s Taylor Howarth agreed that people voted strategically in Ottawa South. “I don’t really see any big change,� said Howarth. When campaigning door to door, Howarth said voters told her they didn’t like the Liberals but they were afraid of seeing a Conservative elected. “People were afraid to vote for what they want,� she said. “People are not necessarily happy with the Liberal Party but they don’t want to have Matt Young in.� The Greens took 3.1 per cent of the vote in the byelection.

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News - The Canadian Museum of Nature is celebrating its centennial this year, making it as old some of the rare finds between its walls. In its infancy, the museum was gathering artifacts at an alarming rate, and some of the first items it put on display were those ancient monsters that lay dormant beneath the Alberta tar sands for more than 65 million years. The museum officially opened its doors in January of 1913. “Crowds of people visited the fossil gallery, with it often being crowded up to the hour of closing,” wrote Lawrence Lambe, the museum’s paleontologist in 1913. Now, paleontologist Jordan Mallon reflects that people have had many chances to see dinosaurs at the movie theatre, with films such as Jurassic Park. But seeing them in person in the museum’s fossil gallery hall can ignite a visitor’s imagination, he said. “These things are so unlike anything alive today,” he said. “We all marvel in monsters and here we have proof that something like Godzilla existed. It never gets old. The fossils get older, but they never get old to look at.” Once known as the Hall of Fossil Vertebrates, the Talisman Energy Fossil Gallery now has more than 30 complete skeletons on display, 15 life-sized models and hundreds of specimens. In 1913, it was a different story. The museum was brand spanking new and in order to have items to draw in the crowds, the organization decided it had to jump on “the bone war” wagon and hired Charles H. Sternberg, a Kansas archeologist, sending him to Alberta to find skeletons of

65- to 85-million-year-old dinosaurs. “They didn’t make much, but for Charles, it was all about the joy of showing God’s handy work,” Mallon said. As Mallon walks through the gallery as it stands today, he notes that although much has changed in what we now know about dinosaurs and how scientists handle the specimens, the 100-year-old skeletons in the hall still are spectacular. “They went out in the field in 1912, the fossils went on display in 1913 - they managed to turn it around in a year, it’s amazing,” he said. “Now a-days to prep something like this would take much longer.” Edmontosaurus was placed on display in July 1913. It’s estimated to weigh nearly 15,000 pounds and took 20 men to bring into the hall. According to Mallon, this fossil is about 95 per cent complete - about as good as it gets when it comes to finding a complete dinosaur. The fossil was found by Sternberg and mounted in the hall just as it was found in the field - with one small detail changed. “He commented that the way its head laid looked pathetic so he gave it some more life and moved it,” Mallon said. In Sternberg’s field notes, the bone collector described finding the skeleton in his book “Hunting Dinosaurs in the Bad Lands of the Red Deer River, Alberta Canada”. “The animal lay like a dead dog; I thought I had never seen anything so pitiful and forlorn,” Sternberg wrote. “Charlie and I mounted it the next winter, and were careful to put a little life into the dead skeleton by straightening out the neck a little, and giving a sense of motion, as it were, to the tail, so that the animal would not look as repulsive as it otherwise would to some observers; for there is such a

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The Canadian Museum of Nature’s postdoctoral fellow, Jordan Mallon, poses with Edmontosaurus Regalis, the first dinosaur that was put on display in July 1913. thing as breathing life into the skeletons that have been buried out of sight for three million years or more.” Mallon notes that Sternberg’s timeline is outdated, and that this animal lived over 71 million years ago. Two other skeletons which were placed on display at the museum in 1913 - a Xiphactinus- a large extinct fish - and brontothere, a mammal much like a rhinoceros can still be found in the same area of the museum they were placed 100 years ago. “At the time, no one in Can-

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Councillor calls for fixes after cyclist killed at Bank and Riverside Graham Lanktree Metro News

An accident that saw a 56-year-old cyclist struck and killed by a cement truck at one of Ottawa’s most dangerous intersections on July 30, has city councillor David Chernushenko calling for a fix. “An advance green light could help pedestrians and cyclists clear the intersection safely,” said Chernushenko the day after the deadly evening rushhour collision near Billings Bridge at the corner of Bank Street and Riverside Drive. “We’ve been hearing for years, if not decades, that pedestrians and cyclists feel very cramped there, it’s even a tough place to run a business,” said Chernushenko, adding that it’s difficult to access some stores because of the high volume of traffic. “A lot of design changes can be made that could accommodate cyclists and pedestrians without restricting the flow for vehicles,” he urged. The intersection is one of the city’s most accident prone when it comes to motorist-cyclist collisions. “The area with most collisions is in the space between Billings and the transit way,” said Alex deVries, vice president of Ottawa’s Citizens for Safe Cycling. Between 2009 and 2010, deVries said, Ottawa Police Service numbers show nine motoristcyclist collisions there.

A few notes and flowers have been placed on the bike, remembering the cyclist. “There are so many drivers that are turning and cyclists going through that it winds up as a perfect storm for collisions,” he said. But while deVries stopped short of advocating for the advanced green, he said there are other things the city can do, such as creating a cross ride which extends bike lanes through the intersection. Ottawa police said late Wednesday afternoon that they’re looking for anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, to come forward. The name of the deceased is being withheld at the request of the family. Chernushenko also recommended

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A ghost bike roadside memorial sits at the corner of Bank Street and Riverside Drive, where a 56-year-old cyclist was killed on July 30 in a collision with a cement truck. repairs to the road surface leading up to the Billings Bridge mall, extending repaving on the bridge that saw cycling lanes clearly marked with chevrons on the road. “The idea of a more complete street, a safer street is something we need to put into all of our streets,” said Chernushenko, who released the documentary Bike City, Great City advocating cycling infrastructure this

spring. After cyclist Krista Johnson was struck and killed on Bronson Avenue in October, he pushed for better cycling infrastructure on the road with a lane marked off by vertical polls. After it was installed this spring, he said he received positive feedback and noted that this is only the first of a three phase change to the road. Rebuilding Bank St. using the

“complete street” philosophy that mixes pedestrian, cycling and automobile infrastructure is the best solution, Chernushenko said proposing a cantilevered lane on the outside of Billings Bridge, which would be at least five to 10 years away “There’s no space in that block to create a proper bike lane,” he said. “Right now your eyes need to be looking in 17 directions at once.”

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here are no winners in the case of an OC Transpo bus driver who was fired for yelling at a customer. Paul Gagnier was dismissed in November 2011 after a verbal confrontation with a young man who antagonized Gagnier, although he may not have done so intentionally. The yelling was captured on video and posted online, resulting in thousands of views and pressure on OC Transpo to act. Our transit service then over-reacted by firing Gagnier. An arbitrator considered all the factors in play and decided he did not deserve to lose his job because of the mitigating factors in Gagnier’s life. Fortunately the end result – delivered by an arbitrator this week – righted some of the wrongs. Gagnier will be rehired, but only to a non-driving position, so he does not deal directly with OC Transpo’s customers. The arbitrator’s report notes that Gagnier had 24 years of service – suggesting he knew his job well and was valued. He did, however, become the primary caregiver for his sick father in the months before the shouting incident and had been spat on by a customer four

days earlier. Arbitrators are paid to take into the big picture into consideration, and it’s clear from the written report released last week that the job was carried out diligently. OC Transpo went too far in firing a good employee who snapped. No one was physically harmed by Gagnier’s over-reaction, although some nerves were jarred. The arbitrator’s ruling treats Gagnier fairly while ensuring the city’s bus riders won’t deal directly with him again. In hindsight, it would have been best if this position set down by the arbitrator was the same one taken by OC Transpo in the aftermath of the shouting match video making into the public realm. Firing can sometimes be the right thing, but it’s always worth exploring other options first. The only piece of the puzzle still missing is a clear idea of what other actions constitute a firing offence when an OC Transpo employee acts out of turn. The arbitration decision doesn’t deliver that information, so it’s critically important that the management and the union sit down to hammer out a code of conduct or expectations for staff. We expect transit riders to be respectful and we must expect no less from OC Transpo’s employees.

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y lovely daughter – let’s call her Little Darling – had her 12month vaccinations this week. Three needles consecutively, a big scream (or three) and it was all over in less than 90 seconds. Will she be traumatized? No. Is she at higher risk for developmental problems? No. Will she develop autism? Most definitely not. Unfortunately, there is an entire contingent of the population that puts all of us at risk – those who aren’t getting their children vaccinated. In early July, Ottawa Public Health and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario distributed a city-wide memo stating that a case of measles in an unimmunized child has exposed up to 50 families in the city to a disease that is almost entirely preventable. Canada’s childhood vaccination rate hovers around 84 per cent, which is dangerously low. In April, Canadian Press reported that a Unicef study on the health of children in affluent nations put Canada’s childhood vaccination rate at the bottom of a list of 30 countries. The report went onto question the validity of the findings, due to an absence of a national vaccine registry in Canada. But there is no question that vaccine uptake

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by Wakefield and his colleagues in the British medical journal, The Lancet. The journal officially retracted the study in 2010. Even those who have dedicated their lives to discovering the root causes of autism have invalidated Wakefield’s claims. “The evidence just isn’t there to support a linkage between vaccines and the cause of autism,� Margaret Spoelstra of Autism Ontario told CTV News on July 23. What’s most disgusting is that people – including high-profile people – continue to tout Wakefield’s claims as truth. Former Playboy Playmate, and the newest host of U.S. talk show The View, Jenny McCarthy, has actually claimed the MMR vaccine caused autism in her child and that she “cured� it by giving the child a gluten-free diet. At the end of July, Toronto Public Health waged a Twitter campaign against McCarthy, asking The View, to reconsider having an antivaccine advocate in a position of significant influence. For vaccines to be effective requires a critical mass in uptake. Eighty-four per cent isn’t enough. It’s been just 58 years since the creation of the polio vaccine, which means there are people today still living with the devastating

effects of a disease that should now be eradicated. What’s it going to take to get people to reject the falsehoods of McCarthy, Wakefield and others? With the steady decline in childhood vaccination uptake, it may just be a deadly outbreak of some kind. But really, with all the medical evidence in support of vaccines, do we really need someone to die before we give our collective heads a shake and give the kids the jab? Charles Gordon’s column will return.

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In used bikes, an opportunity to lend a hand up Bicycles for Humanity to ship unwanted bikes to impoverished Kenyan village Steph Willems Steph.willems@metroland.com

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come in. B4H is seeking adult-sized mountain and hybrid bikes (24 to 26-inch wheel sizes). They are seen as helping more than just the rider. More often than not, the bicyclist is using the newfound transportation in order to help support a family. The shipping container B4H employs to get the bikes to their final destination is converted into a bike shop once it reaches the targeted community. Four or five people are then trained to be bike mechanics, while the donated bikes are sold at prices that will be affordable for those who need them. The end result of each year’s donation is aimed at fostering social entrepreneurship, as Oran believes in giving a hand up, not a hand out, through the initiative. “Proceeds will go to Kijiji Cha Upendo to help the orphans,” said Oran. “But, part of the money will be put aside to get more bikes once they run out. This has to be a sustainable project – we’re slowly helping them get into (the practice) of running a business.” Hosting the bike drive at Billings Bridge will be the centre’s security team, as well as representatives from 20VIC Management, property owners who specialize in shopping centre leasing and management. Oran said volunteers from B4H Ottawa will be on hand on the Saturday morning to talk about their initiative. More information on the bike donation initiative can be found at www.B4HOttawa.org

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News – The saying one man’s trash is another’s treasure applies to old bicycles, too. Each year, many old but still serviceable bikes are discarded when Ottawa residents upgrade their twowheeled transportation to new models. Now, an organization is looking to give those old bikes a new lease on life by sending them where they’re needed most. Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization that collects donated bikes and ships them to specific communities in developing African nations. Small businesses are encouraged to grow around the bikes in the form of repair shops. From Friday, Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, donations of bikes and useful accessories will be accepted at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre by the Ottawa chapter of B4H. “There are thousands of bikes sitting in basements and garages all over the city,” said Seb Oran, organizer for the Ottawa chapter. “The funny thing is, people hold on to them just in case they might need it, but never really get the value that it’s worth. This cause speaks to people who want to see their bike take on another life.” Oran and fellow volunteers started the Ottawa chapter in 2007 after hearing about a similar initiative based in Kelowna, B.C. There are now 30 chapters worldwide, operating independent of each other, and without a central administration. “We started it in 2007 as a onetime project, and here we are seven years later,” said Oran. Previous donation drives by B4H Ottawa have benefitted rural residents of Namibia and Malawi. In total, more than 2,600 people have received bikes 2007. B4H partners with on-the-ground agencies in the areas they target, making the bikes and associated community bike shops (dubbed Bicycle Empowerment Centres) part of a broader initiative that focuses on orphan care, HIV/AIDS outreach, health care and women’s empowerment. Partnering with B4H Ottawa this year is Kijiji Cha Upendo (‘Village of Love’ in Swahili), a communitybased organization that cares for 140 orphans and vulnerable children in

Kiberia, Kenya. This year’s bike batch will be sent via shipping container to Kiberia, a dense slum near Nairobi, from which the capital city draws the majority of its work force from. Low household income and jammed roadways means that public transportation via train or bus is seldom an option for those heading into Nairobi for work. That’s where the donated bikes

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Hockey mom feels the love at tribute event Emma Jackson emma.jackson@metroland.com

News – John and Pauline Kuiack have been spending what precious time they have left together going on picnics, taking their three kids to the museum and spending a mini honeymoon at Chateau Montebello. And this July, they spent one last afternoon with their second family: dozens of hockey players and their families who have been touched by the Manotick couple over the past 15 years as they have coached and managed teams throughout the Osgoode Rideau Minor Hockey Association. The players came out to celebrate and support Pauline, who is dying of cancer. “The fundraiser was absolutely phenomenal,” said John. The event, a friendly hockey game at the Bell Sensplex on July 27, pitted some of the Kuiacks’ old recruits against other friends and family. Held in the internationalsized arena complete with commentary, music and a red carpet ceremonial puck drop,

the elite-level event was fitting for the couple who are virtual celebrities in the local hockey community. It was organized by Tyler Cassidy, a 19-year-old Manotick resident, who grew up playing hockey under the tutelage of the Kuiacks. Being close to the family since he was a pre-schooler – their youngest son, Christopher, is 19 as well - Cassidy knew the Kuiacks have been struggling to make ends meet while Pauline lives out her final months. John has stopped working to be with her, and Pauline had to give up her home day care business only a few weeks after her diagnosis in January. Cassidy said giving back to the Kuiacks is the least he could do after their years of dedication to Manotick’s sport community. “They have always put others ahead of themselves,” he said. “Every hockey event, every baseball event, any ringette event, they’ve been there.” Pauline was diagnosed on Jan. 13. While it was classified a cancer of the gastro-

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Pauline Kuiack, left, a Manotick resident dying of cancer, accepts a puck from Tyler Cassidy during a fundraising hockey game held at the Bell Sensplex in her honour on July 27. Cassidy raised about $4,000 to help the family pay bills while she lives out the rest of her life. intestinal tract, doctors never discovered the cancer’s

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origin. Over the past six months, the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes, abdominal lining, ovaries and stomach. In June Pauline and her husband decided to stop her chemotherapy treatments in order to enjoy the limited time she had left. Doctors say she will likely die before Christmas. John said Cassidy’s event was especially touching because, as coaches, their goal was to teach the players about respect and compassion on and off the ice. “When you’re coaching and managing teams, you always hope you have some kind of impact on the boys outside of hockey,” he said. “What Tyler did on the weekend, it was so moving. It was about hockey, but he R0012216466_0725

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had taken it past hockey and looked at what’s happening in our own lives.” GAME TO REMEMBER

Beginning at 3 p.m., Cassidy led the event with a tribute to Manotick teen Tyler Campbell, who died of a fentanyl overdose last August, and spoke about the Kuiacks’ longstanding dedication to the community. Pauline, with the help of one of her sons, walked through a tunnel of raised hockey sticks to drop the puck for a ceremonial face-off before the Canadian Spartans took on Paula’s Smurfs. “That was a tear-jerker,” Cassidy said. “That was the most emotional time.”

The Canadian Spartans was a team led by the Kuiacks beginning in 2007, which fundraised for two years to participate in a two-week European hockey tour in 2009. “Once I heard about Pauline’s cancer getting worse I thought we should get a Spartan reunion,” said Cassidy, who was on the team. Paula’s Smurfs won the game 6 to 3, but the biggest winner was the Kuiack family which took home about $4,000 to help with bills. Donations are still being accepted at the family’s fundraising page at mylifeline. org/paulinekuiack. A celebration of Pauline’s life will be held at the Manotick Legion on Friday, Aug. 9 and is open to all wellwishers.


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Creating a life after a layoff Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

News - When new Canadian Sihem Benali lost her job, the Overbrook resident decided take a leap of faith by starting an online beauty supply business. Improving your life is always possible if you have the courage to fight for it, said Benali, whose family emmigrated to Canada in 2003, fleeing a civil war in Algeria. “There was bombing everywhere,” Benali recalls, now sitting in the backyard of her Overbrook home. “It didn’t matter. Schools, anywhere could be bombed. Everyday you would leave home, you wouldn’t know if you would come home in one piece.” Benali said she saw a lot of death and pain. When her family moved to Montreal, Benali looked at life in Canada as a new beginning. “Canada was the dream land,” she said. “You couldn’t beg me to come, I was coming.” From the moment she stepped on Canadian soil, Benali said it was important for her to contribute. Armed with a business diploma from her home country that was not recognized here, Benali took a one year course to become a travel agent.

When her sister received a job at the University of Ottawa, her family made the choice to move again. “We are like a pack. The purpose for us has always been to stay together,” Benali said. Once in Ottawa, Benali scored her dream job: working at a bank, and the young financier said this was where she wanted to be, where she saw her career growing and how her life in Canada would evolve. “It was like working with family. Everyone was amazing, it was at that point, the best experience of my life,” she said. But all that ended when her company announced it was closing its Ottawa office. Three hundred people, including Benali lost their jobs. Some were offered the choice of relocating to one of the other offices, but Benali chose to remain in Ottawa, where her family lived. “I am a very spiritual person,” the now 34-year-old said. “I just think, when something is meant to be, it’s meant to be.” It was then that an idea she has had since she was a little girl began to blossom. “Since childhood I wanted to start my own business, so I decided to make a dream a reality,” she said. Benali cashed in her RRSPs and started biosecrets.ca, an online

beauty supply store that specializes in argon oil, oil only found and produced in Benali’s home country. “I have used argon oil since I was a little girl, we use it for everything,” she explained. “It seemed like the perfect product to sell here.” Benali leaned on provincial support services like the Ontario Self Employment Benefit program, which provided her help building her business plan, financial aid and training to start up a new business. “They help you with everything, it’s an amazing program,” Benali said. With the program’s help, the young woman managed to launch her online store, as well gave her the courage to approach Ottawa stores. Benali said getting laid off was the push she needed to find the confidence in starting her own business. All it takes is a little courage, she said. “If I can go in (to stores) with my crooked English, with no gimmicks, no games and sell my product, anyone can try,” she said. As she recalls the gamble she took on herself, she said she feels it’s important to share her story with others, if anything, to encourage others to take the same leap of faith. “If you believe in yourself there is no reason to fail,” Benali said. “Believe in yourself and you can find the path to success. Don’t be afraid to try. Shoot for the moon, and if you miss, you will have the stars.”

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News - Three faith groups came together in the Nepean on July 27 to mark the end of Ramadan. It’s the fourth year that the Canadian Institute of Intercultural Dialogue, the Turkish Muslim Community, the Knox United Church and the Temple Israel have met at the church in Nepean to break bread and bring the communities together. “It’s become a really popular event and a chance to learn about some of our religion’s similarities, rather than our differences,” said Rev. Andrew Jensen. Jensen said this year some of the discussion was about a United Church policy that calls for economic action against the Jewish settlements in the West Bank. He said the people of the Knox church had decided the policy was inappropri-

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standing, with nearly all of the 80 places that were set being used. “It has really grown over the last four years,” Jensen said. “I think we get a pretty equal number of people from each community.” He said people tend to focus too much on what is different in each religion rather than similarities. “I think people need to remember that most of the differences are mostly political, not religious,” he

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joe.lofaro@metronews.ca News - Melissa Richmond’s accused killer – her husband of eight years – was set to appear in court Tuesday by video teleconference on a charge of first-degree murder. Howard Richmond, 50, was arrested by Ottawa police Friday in connection with the death of his 28-year-old wife, whose body was found in a South Keys ravine July 28. Howard is a warrant officer with the Canadian forces. He was arrested Friday, Aug. 2, a day before his wife’s funeral. A week earlier, long-time friend Shelley Rabinovitch said she understood that Me-

lissa Richmond had spent the evening with her husband and friends before heading out for a drive to unwind, said On Friday, her gold Sebring was found in the parking lot of South Keys Shopping Centre near Kelsey’s restaurant. Richmond’s body was discovered nearby two days later on the morning of Sunday, July 28. Howard Richmond appeared in court via video link from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on Aug. 6 and was remanded into police custody. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 20. Before her husband’s arrest, friends were remembering Melissa Richmond as a caring person and loving wife after learning of her murder on July 29. Rabinovitch said Howard Richmond – a close friend of hers – was “completely shattered” when police identified the body as his wife. The husband didn’t get

an update until late Monday afternoon after Rabinovitch contacted police upon learning from a friend that a police press release was about to be issued. “I was very upset because another member of the media had informed me that a press release was about to go out and they were just waiting for the French translation, and I knew damn well they hadn’t told Howard because I had been in (his) house for four days,” she said. Rabinovitch, couldn’t think of anyone who didn’t love Richmond or would want to harm her. “We really thought she had just bugged out to be with a friend or something, or, that she had run off into a ditch and been injured,” Rabinovitch said before Howard Richmond was arrested. It wasn’t uncommon for Richmond, a dental hygienist, to go for a drive to unwind, Rabinovitch said. South Keys was a regular

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On Monday, July 29, police identified a body found at South Keys Shopping Centre as that of Melissa Richmond, 28, of North Dundas. She had been missing from her home south of Winchester since Wednesday, July 24. destination for Richmond and her husband to catch a movie or meet up with friends from an historical re-enactment group they are members of called the Society for Creative Anachronism. “She’s like me. It’s like, ‘I’m just rolling out for a drive and I’ll be back in a little while,’” Rabinovitch said before Howard Richmond’s arrest. “She just found it very relaxing and she was just out having a night drive.” Rabinovitch, who lives in South Keys, speculated before the arrest that the Denny’s restaurant at the plaza might have been her friend’s destination, since it is open 24/7. Alarm bells went off about 12 hours after Richmond reportedly left for a late-night drive, when family members

realized she hadn’t made her way to Petawawa, where her military family resides, and she wasn’t with friends. That launched an organized search that saw approximately 40 of Richmond’s friends and even strangers – many of them members of the Canadian Forces – combing back roads searching for her car. On July 29, the investigation continued at the South Keys shopping centre, where five officers were searching through the bushes separating a ravine from the Kelsey’s parking lot. A manager from the neighbouring Denny’s restaurant said police reviewed security camera footage from that restaurant. Rabinovitch has known Richmond for a decade and described her as bright, vivacious and bubbly.

“She was just loving and charismatic and silly and beautiful,” Rabinovitch said. “I don’t know anyone personally who didn’t like her.” Rabinovitch acted as Richmond’s mentor for historic re-enactment and role-playing. They are both members of the Canton of Harrowgate Heath, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism whose members meet regularly to celebrate and recreate the heritage of the European Middle Ages. “It’s been almost a motherdaughter relationship,” Rabinovitch said. “We were very close.” Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call OPP at 613-2361222 ext. 5493. With files from Blair Edwards.


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News - A concert in Manor Park is shaping up to becoming as big as the cause it’s supporting. Penny Palooza rolls out at on Aug. 11 with musical acts, an illusionist, prizes, clowns, a barbecue and more than $3,000 worth of silent auction items to help raise money for breast cancer. The event was created by Peter Steele, who was looking for a way to raise money for the Ottawa Hospital Breast Health Centre, where his neighbour and long-time friend Penny Thompson has been receiving treatment since being diagnosed with breast cancer late last year. The concert’s location has changed however to Manor Heights Park, at 100 Thornwood Rd. Steele said the location change was in part because residents surrounding the former location, Anthony Vincent Park, raised concerns about too much noise. Steele said the move is actually a good one because the new park is bigger. Steele’s band, Lockhart Station, will perform along with eight other acts, most of which are local, includ-

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Marc Lafontaine started a penny fundraiser for his good friend, Penny Thompson in April. Since, many friends have rallied to help raise money for breast cancer, including Penny Palooza, a concert planned for Aug. 11. ing a band featuring Thompson’s teenage son. “We live in a great neighbourhood. Everyone pulls together and so many people are helping with the event,” Steele said. When Thompson – who is currently undergoing treatment at the breast

centre – heard about the event, she said she was very touched by the support from her neighbourhood. “The fantastic response of the community has made my journey easier,” Thompson said in an email when she first heard about the event in June. “My family and I continue to feel connected. We are grateful for the friendships that have been extended to us and we will never forget the many kindnesses we have received. I feel empowered to share my story and, in doing so, perhaps reach out to someone who is not ready to ask for help.” Steele has partnered with fellow Penny supporter Marc Lafontaine, who launched the Pennies for Penny campaign in the winter. “When Marc LaFontaine called me with his idea for Pennies for Penny, I was equally struck by his kindness and thrilled with the prospect of giving back to the Ottawa Hospital’s Women’s Breast Health Centre,” Thompson wrote. “The WBHC is a fantastic, one-stop shop, medical facility for men and women in the and around the Ottawa area.” And for Steele, going door to door in the neighbourhood, he managed to build from one sponsor at the end of June to more than 30 local businesses signing up to support the event. “A lot of people know Penny and wanted to help,” Steele said. “I have been getting great reception and the

whole thing has just been a really encouraging.” Steele did say the organization is still trying to find donations for barbecue items. “We are having a hard time finding places that can donate food,” Steele said. “You know hamburger, hot dogs, buns, regular barbecue stuff. If we can get that donated, then that means more money can go to the hospital.” Admission is $10 a ticket and children under 12 are free. A full event schedule is available online at pennypalooza.ca. Tickets are on sale now. The event begins at 3 p.m.

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News - An old regional policy advising builders on how to protect wildlife while constructing new buildings is set to be updated at the beginning of the year. The protocol will be updated at the beginning of 2014 as one of the first tasks re-

sulting from the city’s new wildlife strategy, which council adopted in July. The old regional protocol outlines when contact with wildlife could be anticipated and advises on appropriate measures to prevent harm to animals and their habitats during construction. Getting a jump on that work was a priority for two city councillors who told their

colleagues during the July 17 council meeting that residents have been calling their offices bemoaning the lack of discussion about wildlife in urban areas. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko said the downtown wards may have even more wildlife issues per capita than the city’s rural areas. “We may have fewer coyotes, deer and moose in capital ward … Because it’s squirrels, skunks, raccoons and others, it doesn’t mean it’s not wildlife,” Chernushenko said.

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Plum crêpes a tasty treat Lifestyle - This is a great breakfast/brunch or dessert option. The plums are cooked with some star anise until just soft, and is accented by the cardamom in the whipped cream. Preparation time: One hour Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: Makes eight crêpes Ingredients

• 3 eggs, lightly beaten • 2 cups (500 ml) milk • 1/4 cup (50 ml) melted butter (approximately) • 1 cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt Plums

• 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil • 6 Ontario Plums, pitted and quartered • 1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) semidry white wine (such as Riesling) • 8 whole star anise pods • 1 lemon, zest and juice kept separate Whipped cream

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In large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, 1/4 cup (50 ml) melted butter, flour and salt until no lumps remain. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before making crêpes. Plums: In large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown cut side of plums about two minutes per side; sprinkle with sugar. Add wine, star anise pods and lemon zest to skillet and bring to boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook until plums are soft, about four minutes. With slotted spoon, remove plums to heat-proof bowl. Bring syrup to boil; boil until reduced by half, five to six minutes. Add lemon juice to taste; pour over plums. Cover and cool to room temperature. Crêpes: Heat eight-inch (20 cm) nonstick skillet over medium heat. Brush pan with melted butter. Pour in 1/3 cup (75 ml) batter into centre of pan, tilting pan to cover bottom thinly. Return to heat for about one

minute or until bottom is lightly browned. Using spatula, flip crêpe over and brown other side. Remove to plate. Repeat with remaining batter, buttering pan if needed. (Refrigerate crêpes if not using immediately.) Whipped Cream: Using electric mixer, whip cream on medium until thickened slightly. Slowly add honey and cardamom, whipping until stiff peaks form, about two minutes. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Remove star anise pods from plums. Place crêpes on cutting board. Divide plum mixture between 8 crêpes, spooning mixture onto one half. Fold crêpes over. Carefully transfer to plate; garnish with whipped cream, and a star anise pod. Nutritional information

One serving : • Protein: 7 grams • Fat: 20 grams • Carbohydrates: 39 grams • Calories: 365 • Fibre: 1.5 grams • Sodium: 400 mg

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News – Watson’s Mill’s latest adult-only event promises a bright, elegant evening with a hint of opulence that’s anything but dry. On Friday, Aug. 9, as many as 150 guests can enjoy an evening of Ontario wine tasting inside the Manotick landmark as they learn how to properly assess their samples for aroma, taste and quality. “I’m hoping to make it an educational sort of evening,” said event organizer Alex Smaridge. Wine tasting tips will be posted around the mill. For $35, guests can sample five wines from across the province, including several from a winery in Munster Hamlet, located southwest of Stittsville. Others come from Niagara region or Prince Edward County. Guests can buy extra samples for $2. Sucre Sale in Manotick will cater the event with a number of h’orderves, and the Swamp Water Jazz Band will provide some swinging entertainment. The mill will have a resident wine expert on staff this year. For tickets or information call 613-692-6455.

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News - The Ottawa Mission kitchen will be closed this month while the well-used space receives much-needed repairs.

But the temporary closure will not affect the mission’s commitment to serving more than 1,200 meals a day to those in need. A 13-metre long mobile kitchen has been set up outside the mission to prepare meals while the permanent

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Percy Belford prepares food in a 13-metre long trailer outside the Ottawa Mission on Daly Avenue. The trailer was brought in to help serve more than 1,200 meals a day while the organization closes its kitchen for repairs. Food will be served in the mission’s common area and the dining hall will remain open.

kitchen undergoes repairs. Spokeswoman for the mission, Shirley Roy, said the trailer was integral to the renovation plans. “We really didn’t want to interrupt services to people in need. It’s crucial for the people who come here,” Roy said. During August, kitchen staff and volunteers will prepare the meals in the trailer, which houses a walk-in refrigerator, a ventilation system , a fire suppression system, a deep fryer, and sinks for washing dishes. The trailer will be parked at the dead end of Daly Avenue, at Waller Street. Food will be served in the common area and the mission’s dining hall will remain open as usual. On average, the mission has around 235 residents staying at the shelter per night, who receive three meals a day, said Roy. The organization also serves community meals for other area residents in need. Renovated 10 years ago, the constant use of the kitchen has worn out the floor, and over the past few years, the mission has been repairing it piece by piece, said Roy. “It’s a busy place; it has been worn really easily,” she said.

There is also concerns mold and mildew was growing in the walls. The renovation will cost $120,000, which includes the cost of the $12,000 mobile kitchen and will see the kitchen’s flooring and walls replaced with higher quality floorboards and stainless-steel walls.

“We have been planning for this for quite some time, the board of directors knew this was coming,” Roy said. It’s important for people who make charitable donations to realize the money not only puts food on the table, it is also critical for funding the mission’s

entire operation, such as fixing lights, adding beds or updating the building, she said. The kitchen’s renovation should be completed by Labour Day weekend, said Roy, adding that the fall and winter tend to be the shelter’s busiest months.

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Bradley said it can be tough to get players at this age because they get involved in school or are worried about the increased competitive nature of the games.

Jordan Bradley, who coaches the Bantam team for the Bel-Air Copeland Lions Club, said there are only 18 players registered so far for the team meant for 15 and 16 year olds.

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“Some of the smaller guys worry the other players are too big and they’re going to get hurt,” he said. “They have lots of padding though, it’s pretty safe.” The club’s home base is Raven Park on Larose Avenue and most of the players come from the Westboro and Britannia areas. But Bells Corners resident and Peewee coach Rob McEvoy said players can come from the surrounding area as long as they get a waiver from the Myers Riders of the Bell Warriors. “It would be a shame to lose the team, I have coached some of those guys since they were eight and I don’t want to see those efforts go to waste,” McEvoy said. Right now 18 players are signed up for the team, for them to be able to compete within the National Capital Amateur Football Assocaition, there would need to be 38 players, Bradley said. The season usually runs from Aug. 23 until the first weekend of November. Practice is at Raven Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Games are against other Ottawa-area teams and usually on the weekend.

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A Bel-Air Lions players stretches before practice at Raven Park on July 30. The team has 18 players, and if they don’t double their roster in the next couple of weeks, the team could have to forfeit the season. According to a 2009 Statistics Canada report, enrolment in recreational sports has steadily declined since the ’ 90s. Sports participation of boys aged 11 to 14 has declined from 66 per cent in 1992 to 56 per cent in 2005. Lack of income and free time were cited as two of the biggest contributing factors. Bradley said registration for

the Bantam team is $275 for the season and that includes all the players’ equipment except for cleats. All the coaches and administration are volunteers. “I used to play and eventually it just made sense I would coach,” he said. For more information on the club, visit www.belairfootball. com.

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JOB SUMMARY: To lead and assist in operaons on the Distribuon floor, including coordinang the staging and inserng of flyers on the night shi using inserng machines and evaluaon of performance levels to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow for both the EMC’s and leershop jobs. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal employee will: • Possess a strong mechanical aptude • Have strong producon and workflow skills • Be able to work unsupervised • Demonstrate a high level of flexibility • Be highly self-movated • Ability to troubleshoot • Working knowledge of inserng equipment • Be available for ALL shis

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Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external posng and that further consideraon will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posion. Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover leer to the aenon of Karen Pogue no later than Monday July 29th, 2013 to kpogue@metroland.com. CL431036_0725

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THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East is looking for a high-energy, experienced Sales person to support and drive sales in our Oawa Region. Reporng to the Publisher, you will be responsible for supervision of a Sales Teams, training and development of that team and new members, hold regular sales meengs with your team and maintain and grow the retail business. You will be building onto what is already a large and producve pre-exisng book of business.

THE OPPORTUNITY Metroland East is looking for a high-energy, experienced Sales person to support and drive sales in our Renfrew and Arnprior Region. Reporng to the Publisher, you will be responsible for supervision of a Sales Teams, training and development of that team and new members, hold regular sales meengs with your team and maintain and grow the retail business. You will be building onto what is already a large and producve pre-exisng book of business.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Use your sales skills to acvely prospect and develop new business. • Consult with clients/ sales team regularly to maintain and grow exisng relaonships. • Generate compelling and creave proposals that address and solve customer/sales team problems. • Be compeve and driven to consistently achieve and exceed monthly sales targets. • Leverage market relaonships and increase overall revenues. • Supervise, support and train sta. • Coordinaon and development of supplements, features and digital.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Use your sales skills to acvely prospect and develop new business. • Consult with clients/ sales team regularly to maintain and grow exisng relaonships. • Generate compelling and creave proposals that address and solve customer/sales team problems. • Be compeve and driven to consistently achieve and exceed monthly sales targets. • Leverage market relaonships and increase overall revenues. • Supervise, support and train sta. • Coordinaon and development of supplements, features and digital.

ABOUT YOU • You are knowledgeable about sales adversing, strategies and concepts; a minimum of 5 years adversing experience is preferred. In general, prior media adversing experience would be an asset. • 5 years outside sales consulng experience with a history of providing soluon oriented sales presentaons. • Can illustrate a proven track record of delivering on goals and maintaining a high closing rao. • Supervisory skills, the ability to movate a sales team. • Working and reliable automobile, proof of insurance and a clean driving record.

ABOUT YOU • You are knowledgeable about sales adversing, strategies and concepts; a minimum of 5 years adversing experience is preferred. In general, prior media adversing experience would be an asset. • 5 years outside sales consulng experience with a history of providing soluon oriented sales presentaons. • Can illustrate a proven track record of delivering on goals and maintaining a high closing rao. • Supervisory skills, the ability to movate a sales team. • Working and reliable automobile, proof of insurance and a clean driving record.

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be! Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume and cover leer to mtracy@metroland.com by August 2nd, 2013

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Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Job Category - Sales

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Carnival fun Nadia Bissett, left, and Alex Reddick, both Centretown residents, were inseparable as they played at the ring toss event at the carnival. The two were spending the week at the downtown YMCA.

Regulations could be made easier Continued from page 1

Those include Gongfu Bao steamed buns (Elgin and Slater streets), Bobites organic baked potatoes (Metcalfe and Sparks streets), Spoon frozen yogurt (O’Connor and Sparks streets) and Olive Green, south Asian food at Carling Avenue and Preston Street. The city could choose to go down its list of high-scoring food-truck proposals and offer the Glebe and Vanier spots to other vendors or re-issue a call for interested entrepreneurs, Powell said. That would happen before the licensing cycle ends in November. Other truck proprietors find themselves trying to make up for lost time.The deluge of new food trucks and carts coming to Ottawa created delays in the city and even throughout North America as truck manufacturers, equipment vendors, technicians and inspectors attempted to cope with the influx. Once the trucks hit the streets, they’ve been reporting great success, Powell said.

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LeRoy H. Walden Jr. and his assistant, Britannia resident Darlene Best, serve up chicken and waffles during LeRoy’s Detroit Style Soul Food truck’s first day of operation at Woodward Drive and Courtwood Crescent in Nepean on Aug. 1. The experience with Ottawa’s street-food program has encouraged the safety authority to provide online information to guide vendors through the process, said spokesman Wilson Lee. “We’re hearing more about the regulatory requests from Ottawa than any other city … For a lot of the folks who are getting into the business for the first time it is very new, having to wade through a tangle of regulations,” Lee said. “We

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Community - After two years of painstaking work, a unique sandy habitat is beginning to re-emerge in the depths of Nepean. But work on the Pinhey sand dunes isn’t done yet. The group working to restore the rare desert-like habitat is asking residents from neighbouring communities to pitch in and help clear plant growth and debris from the area as the summer winds down. At first, organizers with the Biodiversity Conservancy International and the Stewards of the Sand Dunes wondered how to get people excited about cutting down trees and restoring a sandy, hot environment that is almost totally free of plant life. But neighbours have adopted the unusual conservation project with gusto, said volunteer co-ordinator Joanne Hakaku. “I always sort of get goose bumps when I think about it,” she said. “You can see the community spirit come alive … before, community was just a concept to me.” The group is once again looking for ecologically minded volunteers who can pitch in for the next phase of the project. Thanks to $100,000 in funding

from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, partnerships with and funding from the city and NCC and about 1,000 volunteer hours, the group has cleared a section of dunes representing about three per cent of the dune system’s original size 10,000 years ago, when the sandy area was created by receding iceburgs. The group wants to more than triple the size of the current reclaimed area, which means more volunteer effort is needed. A small group of volunteers heads out Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings, but the group is looking for volunteers from several nearby neighbourhoods to come out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on their community’s volunteer day: • Sunday, Sept. 8: Grenfell Glen, Pineglen and Country Place • Sunday, Sept. 15: Merivale Gardens • Sunday, Sept. 22: Barrhaven and Longfields Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, sunscreen and garden tools such as a rake, pickaxe or wheelbarrow. The work includes clearing, raking and sifting debris from the sand and carting it away. Drinking water is provided. Explaining the logic behind clearing out vegetation is the hardest part of recruiting volunteers, said P.T.

Dang, director of Canada’s Capital Sand Dune Conservation Project. The group is clearing out trees that were planted 50 years ago when there was less understanding of the uniqueness and importance of the sandy habitat, Dang said. The fine white sand would blow into people’s homes, so the city gave grants for trees to be planted throughout the dune system, which destroyed the habitat of sand-dwelling creatures. “We are not trying to save a pile of sand. We are trying to save a habitat,” Dang said. The animals that live in the dunes – mainly insects – are unique and adapted to survive and thrive in the extreme heat environment. Preliminary observation shows the insect numbers are starting to increase again thanks to the habitat restoration efforts, Dang said. Species include the rare white tiger beetle, sand wasps, lacewings and spiders. But none of them are biting insects, Stewards of the Sand Dunes president Dick de Jong pointed out. “It’s not hard work and you learn a lot because you’re alongside scientists,” de Jong said. “Plus, you get to play in the sand.” Eileen Phan, a University of Ottawa student and Merivale High School graduate, said she comes out to volunteer because she’s interested

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in doing something locally to contribute to ecological conservation. “Personally I think it’s really cool that there is a sand dune so close to where we live,” she said. The project also included building nature trails with interpretive panels to showcase and educate people about the unique fauna and flora of the dunes. One trail shows off pink lady slipper orchids and robber flies, while another trail focuses on the rare

white tiger beetle. Walkers on a third trail have a good chance of seeing a curious funnel-shaped sand trap the ant lion beetle uses to catch its prey. The dunes are located in the Pinhey Forest on the north side of Slack Road between Woodroffe Avenue and Vaan Drive. The entrance is at the corner of Vaan Drive and Pineland Avenue. Visit www.biodiversityconservancy.org for more information.

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great toys! Meet Sunday, a 6-year-old, spayed female, torbi and white domestic longhair cat who was surrendered by her owner on June 18 and is ready to be adopted! She came to the shelter with her best friend Lady Gaga (A157325), and would much prefer being accompanied by her when going to her new forever home. Sunday has been known to use her scratching post daily, and would be okay with living with a gentle, and non-intrusive dog. She has a long, luxurious coat which will need daily brushings in order to stay nice and shiny! Visit the OHS website at www. ottawahumane.ca to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption. Stop by the Adoption Centre, weekdays 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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The group has also received a grant from the City of Gatineau to explore the city’s sewage overflow problem. In July, the Riverkeeper gained a new group of volunteer riverwatchers in the form of Les Amis du Ruisseau de la Brasserie (Friends of Brewery Creek). Brewery Creek is an arm of the Ottawa River that encircles the island of Hull, Quebec. The first European residents of the National Capital Region settled on the shores of the Ottawa River near Brewery Creek, in a village known as Wrightsville. True to its name, breweries formed along the shores of the creek. Later, a water filtration plant was built near its western reach. However, industrialization, sewer runoff and neglect soon took its toll. The Friends of Brewery Creek approached the Riverkeeper to help them in their clean-up and advocacy work. On a weekend in mid-July, the Friends joined members of the Riverkeeper (and biologists) in cataloguing the biodiversity of the creek in a study they dubbed the ‘Bioblitz’. Riverwatch program coordinator Meaghan Murphy said the perception many had formed about the creek was quickly shattered. “When you walk down to the creek and see old tires and garbage along it…you get the perception that it’s a lost cause,” said Murphy. “We were surprised by the amount of fish, even near a sewer overflow outlet. That’s quite affirming.” The Riverkeeper has volunteer riverwatchers stationed from Temiskaming to Hawkesbury. Funds raised through events organized by the Riverkeeper go partly towards the purchase of water testing kits for the volunteers, but more are needed as the number of volunteers grows. The kits test for pollution like phosphates from farm runoff, which can lead to oxygendestroying algae blooms. The hope is that the Riverkeeper will soon be able to post an interactive water quality map using the results of volunteer testing. A meeting to be held in the early fall in Gatineau will release the findings of the Bioblitz and solicit ideas on what the group and its partners should do next. Certainly, it’s been a busy but productive year for the Riverkeeper, with new allies spanning two provinces and a growing awareness of their initiatives. “It’s been brutal, but in a good way,” said Black. “There’s a lot happening.”


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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: ottawawest@metroland.com

Aug. 10

Heritage Ottawa will be hosting an archaeological tour of LeBreton Flats on Aug. 10 starting at 2 p.m. outside the main doors of the Canadian War Museum, located at 1 Vimy Pl. The cost is $10 or $5 for Heritage Ottawa members. This extended, two-hour tour will focus on the history of LeBreton Flats

as revealed by the series of archaeological investigations that have been undertaken in the area over the past decade. Sites such as the Aubrey Row House, the Firth Tavern, St. Famille School and Duke Street will be discussed in the context of the mid- to late-19th century community that was LeBreton Flats. The ground is uneven, so please

wear good footwear. The tour guide will be Hugh Daechsel, senior archaeologist at Golder Inc. For more information, visit heritageottawa.org or call 613-230-8841.

Aug. 17

Friends of the Central Experimental Farm will host Art on the Farm event

Better Neighbourhood Pilot Program Community Meeting – Woodpark and Woodroffe North Carlingwood Library, 281 Woodroffe Ave August 14. 2013 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you are a resident of Woodpark or Woodroffe North, you may be interested in attending this meeting and learning more about the how the Better Neighbourhood Pilot Program will be wound down in your community. This pilot was developed to help neighbourhoods and community groups connect with the City and get actively involved in improving their area. At this meeting, City staff will discuss with residents the appropriate use of the remaining project funds before October 31, 2013.

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-a-bout. Call 613-230-3276 or visit friendsofthefarm.ca for more information.

Aug. 19

Carty House, a transitional home and a community for refugee Women in Ottawa, is holding a fundraising dinner at The Green Door Restaurant, located at 198 Main St., on Monday, Aug. 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The vegetarian buffet meal will include dessert, tea and coffee. Wine, beer and juice will be sold at the cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person (with a $25 tax receipt per ticket). Delicious food, a silent auction and live music by the Grateful We’re Not Dead band, all for a worthy cause. Tickets are available at Carty House (613-236-8855), The Green Door Restaurant (613-2349597) and Singing Pebble Books, located at 202 Main St. (613-230-9165).

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The Ottawa Newcomers Club is designed to help women new to Ottawa or in a new life situation acclimatize by enjoying the company of other women with similar interests. We have morning, afternoon and evening events such as skiing, Scrabble, bridge, fun lunches, book clubs, gallery tours, dinner club, and crafts. For more information visit our website at www.ottawanewcomersclub.ca or call 613-8600548.

necessary. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Roy Hobbs Community Centre, 109 Larch Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at the end of the evening. This is one activity where learning something new is a lot of fun.

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A support group for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will meet at Orléans United Church at 1111 Orléans Blvd. on the second Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Suggestions about the support group or ADHD can be sent to ADHDandA@rogers.com.

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In Harmony, a woman’s chorus, is welcoming new members. Practices are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call 613-722-0066.

The Westboro Nursery School will be staying at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre for the 2013-14 year and registration is in full swing. To avoid disappointment, download and fill out your registration forms today. Our play-based curriculum is led by early childhood education-registered teachers and includes introduction to French, sign language, school readiness, music, daily outdoor play and more. Visit westboronurseryschool.ca or email wns@westboronurseryschool.ca for more details.

The Active Living Club invites active seniors and adults 50+ to join us in the outdoor activities of hiking, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All outings start at 10 a.m. from different locations in the Ottawa/ Gatineau area, and range from 1.5 to 3 hours. The City of Ottawa offers these safe, healthy and fun filled outings, guided by first aid qualified leaders and tailored to different levels. Call City Wide Sports at 613-580-2854 or email cws-psm@ottawa.ca for more information

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