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News - Police have identified David Woodard, 45, of Orléans, as the driver of the bus that collided with a Via train on Sept. 18. The crash – which killed five men and one woman between the ages of 21 and 57 – left 34 people injured. Woodard’s wife Terry posted an emotional goodbye to her husband of 25 years on her Facebook page the day of the accident. “Today I lost my HUSBAND the love of my LIFE my best friend the father of my daughter and a great step DAD to the boys ... I don’t know what to say ... I want him back so much ... MISS you BABY ... be always in my prayers in my mind, but most of all in my heart ... life is not the same without you here ...” Craig Watson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, said Woodard had been on the job for 10 years and had a good driving record.

“He’s a nice guy,” Watson said. “Any of the drivers who know him will tell you he’s one of the nice guys.” Watson described Woodard as a family man. He said the whole city is hurting as a result of the accident. “This is devastating for the whole city and our hearts and prayers go out to anyone in the city whose been affected by this tragedy,” he said. Paramedic chief Anthony DiMonte said thirty-one people were sent to hospital immediately following the crash. Three more people who left the scene of the crash later went to hospital. One person died in hospital before noon and 10 more were still in critical condition. Calline Au, a spokeswoman for the Queensway Carleton Hospital said five patients who turned up at hospital on their own after the crash were released. Four were brought in by ambulance and one of those has been released. See PATIENTS, page 22

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News - The simultaneous testing of water from multiple points along the Ottawa River has given the Ottawa Riverkeeper the clearest image yet of the watershed’s overall health.

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Cousteau, granddaughter of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau and founder of Blue Legacy International, partnered with the Riverkeeper and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation for the Ottawa River Mission awareness project. Cousteau left Ottawa with her film crew on Sept. 23 after participating in a press conference where results from testing the previous week were revealed.

Meredith Brown, executive director of Ottawa Riverkeeper, said the organization set out to gather that information in order to create “a tool to engage local leaders and give individuals data and knowledge.” Brown cautions that “citizen science” is not a substitute for in-depth monitoring, but it can shed light on some of the river’s afflictions. The 15 wa-

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well as funding different initiatives, events and activities hosted by the association. During its first year, the association entered a formal relationship with the Glebe Community Association, allowing the larger, more established community association to help with insurance costs and direction. For every $10 membership, $2 goes to the Glebe Community Association. Membership is available for those living and working in the community bordered by the north side of Carling Avenue, the south side of the Queensway (Highway 417), the west side of Bronson Avenue and the east side of Lebreton Street South. According to the association, in the coming weeks several residents will be canvassing the community for memberships.


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News - It takes courage to step off the side of an 18-storey building, but that’s what Ottawa residents were lined up to do on Sept. 23. The roof of the National Hotel & Suites Ottawa, located on Queen Street, served as the windy launching-off point for volunteers taking part in the 4th annual Easter Seals Drop Zone Ottawa. The event, presented by property owner Morguard, saw participants dress up as their favourite superheroes and rappel down the side of the hotel. Money raised will support children and youth living with physical disabilities who are served by Easter Seals Ontario. “We see amazing generosity every year,” said Stephanie Miller, development officer for Easter Seals Ontario. This year, 16 cities across Canada will take part in the Drop Zone event, which started in Halifax and spread nationwide. On Monday, Windsor,

Ont., hosted its first-ever Drop Zone. While the large federal government presence in Ottawa forbids some buildings from being used in the fundraiser due to security concerns, Miller said that Morguard has stepped up to the plate each year. “They’ve put a lot of money and time into it,” said Miller. “They installed roof anchors (on the hotel) two years ago just for this and left them so they can be used in the future. They wanted the event to stay.” Participants in the event each raised $1,500 or more, then received professional training before stepping over the precipice. From the lofty perch atop the hotel, participants were treated to stunning views of the capital and the Gatineau Hills, not to mention the long drop to the street below. Remote Access Technology performed the technical oversight for all of the Drop Zone events, while Ottawa’s Coyote Rock Gym supplied climbing ropes and offered its facilities for training. Like many taking part in the rap-

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Keith McLaughlin of Ottawa Fire Services, left, prepares to rappel down the side of an 18-storey Queen Street hotel on Monday. Residents lined up to take part in the intimidating Easter Seals Drop Zone Ottawa event. Right, firefighters Conrad Sendybyl and Jens Altman-Hughes demonstrate a high-level rescue. pelling, the physical act of stepping off the ledge – committing one’s self to the act -- was the scariest part. Non-professional rappelers made

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Results show water purity declines as river passes city “Essentially, as you go down the river – especially south of the National Capital Region – the water quality becomes poorer,” said Brown. “Nutrient-wise, in the mid-channel the results were pretty negligible, which is pretty fantastic. South of the South Nation River, readings were slightly higher.” The South Nation passes mostly through Eastern Ontario’s agriculture belt, and the higher amount of nutrients (used in fertilizer) would be expected due to normal run-off. A cause for concern in the upper Ottawa this year was two large bluegreen algae blooms, one near Lac Temiskaming, the other near Muskrat Lake. These algae blooms can seriously affect the health of a body of water.

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Museum unveils latest west-side parking plans New design a good compromise: resident News - New plans to optimize parking at the Canadian Museum of Nature left most area residents pleasantly surprised. The plans, revealed at an open house at the museum on Sept. 16, showed a reduction of the footprint for parking, allowing 96 spots on the westside of the museum’s property making it possible to maximize the landscaped space, maintain current paths and outdoor features. The remaining outdoor space will be landscaped and will eventually include a large sculpture. Neighbouring residents attended the open house to view the plans, speak with museum and engineering firm representatives and offer comments. J.P. Caron lives across the street and uses the museum’s outdoor green space almost daily. He referred to the space as a neighbourhood park, and many area residents use the space for their children to play, enjoy a leisurely walk or a quiet place to read. For him, keeping the green space as large as possible was an acceptable compromise for both the parking and public needs. “I feel the initiative is well thought out and looks promising to the community,” Caron said. Another area resident, Mick Pates, who has been active in a community group active in looking out for the green space and neighbours best interests, said he too saw an improvement to the plans. “The important thing is they have reduced the footprint and that’s a big thing to me,” he said.

Pates added the property and museum have a lot of history that needs to be preserved. Museum president Meg Beckel said comments such as those made by Pates and other residents have been considered as much as possible throughout the process and she was pleased to finally be able to show off the plans to the public. “In January 2012, we just had a blocking diagram of where parking and landscaping could go, with just ideas of what could be in the green space,” Beckel said. “Now we are presenting those ideas.” The museum announced its plans to make a permanent parking area on the west side of the building at the beginning of 2012. The plans arose from the significant renovations the museum underwent starting in 2004, which saw the usable space in the building expanded. That renovation did, however, significantly affect the parkland to the west side of the building. At first the space was used as a construction staging site. Now that the renovations have been completed, the space serves as an overflow parking area. At the time of the 2012 meeting, residents had hoped the space would be returned to its previous state as green space, but Beckel said demand for parking is far too great and parking on the west side of the building would be made permanent. According to the museum, it is the second most attended museum in the capital region next to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, but has less parking than all the other museums, with the exception of the Canada Agricultural Museum. Currently the museum has

192 spots: 96 on the east side and 96 temporary gravel spots on the west side. According to Beckel, optimizing the parking but maximizing the green space has been the museum’s goal and she felt this plan is proof that has been accomplished. “I am really delighted with what the team has come up with,” she said. Some residents who attended questioned the need to accommodate the growing number people who drive to the museum. Beckel said the museum does encourage people using other modes of transportation, such as riding a bicycle, but with no designated transit stop and fewer private parking lots in Centretown, to meet the growing needs of museum people arriving by automobile need to be accommodated. Aside from adding parking spaces, the green space will include a 12-metre Arcticthemed sculpture. Beckel said the sculpture will help showcase Canada’s long history and continuing role in Arctic research and discovery. The museum is aiming to have a permanent Arctic gallery in place by 2017 and Beckel said the sculpture would be an added the outdoor feature. The preliminary plans to build such a sculpture, she added, would cost around $1 million and fundraising efforts would be needed to make this a reality, but this would all be considered after the museum jumps its first hurdle – getting approval from the land owners, the National Capital Commission, in November. If the museum receives approval from the NCC, construction could begin as early as spring 2014, with visitors being able to use the parking space by end of June.

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Steinhauer said. “This is a landmark and community gathering place for 100 years in this community.” News - The Vanier CommuWith the application in the nity Association has voted to city’s hands, Steinhauer atsupport a heritage designation tended the association’s first board meeting of the 2013-14 year on Sept. 10 to seek the group’s support. Before voting, the association members were given a brief rundown of Steinhauer’s application, which included why sought the designation in the first place. “This church brings together both sides of Beechwood -$ Receive up to when losing it would be quite significant,” Steinhauer said. replacing your furnace and central air conditioner The church has been closed with eligible equipment. for the past three years and some in the community have speculated it is being shopped around for sale by owners, the Catholic archdiocese of Ottawa. According to Steinhauer, File this application has halted any St. Charles Church has existed in the Vanier community when replacing your furnace potential sale for the time be- for 100 years and residents in the area feel strongly the ing, and could have possibly church needs to have heritage designation. changed to value of the site. “There are a lot of old buildBut he explained his intention quires the subject property to has never been to designated pass one of three criteria val- ings here -- we need to look at the property and watch it re- ues, which according to Stein- which ones we want to save, which ones have value,” he hauer, the church does. main empty and rot. “It’s not unique, there are said. “The community built this The board agreed, but felt it church over the past 100 years, many churches like this, but I think it owns the right to help most are rural churches, which was a significant issue and dethis was, on the outside of the cided to speak with members decide its future,” he said. Steinhauer said his ambition city before Vanier became a to gather input. The board deferred Steinis for it to become what it once part of the city. Now it is enwhen replacing was – a hub for the community gulfed in a city -- a rare find hauer’s request about the your central air conditioner heritage committee to another – on both sides of Beechwood. today,” Steinhauer said. Francophone community meeting, adding if the Vanier And although the church is referred to in the Beechwood members have been very vo- community has the desire to Community Design Plan as cal that the parish is also a sig- start up a heritage committee, a “significant site” and ‘”the nificant institution to them and the board would support it. “Let’s let people know we most important landmark attended a community-led deFor complete details and to find participating contractors, building along Beechwood Av- sign workshop in June to speak are supporting this and that it visit hydroottawa.com/rebate or call 1-877-797-9473. enue,” no one had ever sought about the church, design, use has been a recommendation,” a heritage designation. With no and building potential. The said association president Mike Equipment must be purchased and installed by a participating contractor. designation, the property can Archdiocese did not attend Bulthuis. The Vanier Community not be saved from a developer those meetings. Representatives from the Association will hold its next from tearing it down, if they archdiocese were also not meeting on Oct. 8. chose to do so. A report on the proposed The association’s board of available to comment on the directors asked a number of designation application by this designation is expected to be considered by the city’s built questions, but a majority was paper’s print deadline. Subject to additional terms and conditions found at saveonenergy.ca. Incentives are available for installation of eligible equipment After receiving support from heritage subcommittee on in favour of working to save completed between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013, and must be submitted no later than Feb. 1, 2014. Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. Replacement furnaces must be high-efficiency models with an electronically the property and voted to write the board for the church, Stein- Oct. 10. Approvals from both commutated motor (ECM). Funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Hydro Ottawa. A mark of the Province of Ontario to city staff indicating support hauer pointed out the associa- the planning committee and protected under Canadian trade-mark law. Used under sublicence. Official Mark of the Ontario Power Authority. Used under licence. The 2013 for models are priced to sell. So come in today. tion should look into creating a city council would also be rethe designation. Exceptional finance and ratesprocess on a wide vehicles. Now through July 31st. quired. heritageofcommittee. The lease designation re- range michelle.nash@metroland.com

for the St. Charles Church. Area resident Mike Steinhauer submitted a heritage designation application to the city for the church, located on St. Charles Street, earlier this

summer. He said he did this, for one among many reasons, because no one ever had. “I always thought it had heritage designation and I was surprised to see it doesn’t,”

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he awful events of Sept. 18 cost six people their lives. Naturally we all have questions about what went wrong when a double-decker OC Transpo bus struck a Via train near Fallowfield Station in Barrhaven. Yet, our priority in these days following the tragic event should be to care for those affected and let them know that their neighbours are here to help in any way they can. We will find out what happened as the Transportation Safety Board and Ottawa police complete their respective investigations. We may never know exactly why events unfolded as they did, but we’ll have a general idea. In the meantime, we should all make an effort to avoid speculation. Guessing at the cause serves no purpose and can only be hurtful. There is also no good reason to point fingers at past decisions about the design of rail crossing on Woodroffe Avenue and the Transitway where the collision took place. That crossing met all the existing standards of the day and is no different than hundreds – or possibly thousands – of crossings across the country. If that crossing is inherently dangerous then there is much work to do across Canada, and the federal government will have to help other levels of

government pay to keep citizens of this country safe by separating train lines for roads in many places. The TSB has committed to sharing all its information when their work is done and has also promised to alert the public and authorities if they find a glaring safety issue during their work. We can ask nothing more and nothing less. But as for now, many residents across Ottawa are bound to know someone who was on the bus, on the train or sitting in their car on Woodroffe Avenue when the collision occurred. This was a traumatic event, and those who witnessed it deserve our support to cope with the emotional fallout. Some will also know the families of the six people – Michael Bleakney, Connor Boyd, Karen Krzyzewski, Kyle Nash, Rob More and Dave Woodard – who lost their lives. Those family members need all the help and support this city can afford them. But perhaps forgotten among those who might be shaken by this tragedy are the OC Transpo bus drivers. It’s never easy losing a colleague, and many drivers may recall the times they’ve driven past that site and think it could’ve been them and their passengers. So next time you’re getting off a bus, take a moment to thank your bus driver for getting you there safe and sound -- their job is far from easy.

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ast week was Democracy Week, which you probably didn’t notice either. There could have been something said about it in Parliament, but the House of Commons was prorogued. So most of us didn’t notice until it was too late. Except that it’s never too late to think about democracy. Why do so many of us, who live in one the most free countries of the world, decide not to vote when we get the chance on election day? Why do we, who are better educated than people in most countries of the world, know so little about public affairs? And why do we not care? People blame television for this. More recently, people blame the Internet. People blame the parents of Canada, who are too busy watching television to talk to their kids about democracy. People blame politicians for being such bozos. People blame the news media, who care more about sports and Miley Cyrus than about democracy. People blame our affluence and our freedom: We’re doing just fine so we don’t have to care about what our governments are doing. This is a big mistake, because government is with us every day -- sometimes less than we want, on issues such as homelessness, and sometimes more, on issues such as how

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recommendations might cause inconvenience -- for example, to the many people in the city who don’t have back yards or garages or other places to keep their green bins out of sight; or people who can’t spend money on cool-looking outdoor furniture for their front porches. Away from city hall, people did notice, however. The proposed changes became subject to public debate and seem, like Quebec’s charter of values, on their way to being laughed out of existence. Mind you, the charter of values might take a little longer. In their rather different ways, both issues are examples of democracy being put to improper uses. We don’t elect a government to tell us what to wear on our heads or put on our front porches. In a democracy we can have whatever we want on our heads or our front porches, as long as we aren’t endangering anyone or interfering with anyone else’s rights. Putting the chesterfield on the front porch is fine as long as you’re not sitting on it playing the bagpipes at three in the morning, or vermin aren’t escaping from it (the chesterfield, not the bagpipes) into the neighbour’s yard. The chesterfield might not look so nice, but that’s a question of taste, and we don’t elect governments to rule on taste. If we did, politicians would dress a lot cooler than they do

and their office walls wouldn’t have so many plaques on them and pictures of the politicians shaking hands with celebrities. We are allowed to have our own tastes, especially if they are bad. Because who’s to say? Wide ties may come back. Obviously, the people sense this, hence the uproar, hence the retreat by city hall. This all happened during Democracy Week, by the way. Exercising the right to yell and protest and cause a public uproar is democracy in action. It’s messy sometimes, like the chesterfield on the front porch, but we’re comfortable with it.

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Oh Quebec, I hardly knew ya!

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t was just weeks ago I flooded these pages with prose about my love of all things Quebecois. Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and her gang have cut my love affair short. The proposed Quebec charter of values, which seeks to ban public servants from wearing religious attire, is an affront to our democracy, our freedoms and all things Canadian. The charter – in direct contradiction with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – would essentially forbid those working in public institutions from wearing religious dress. Excepted are small crosses and Star of David rings. Hijabs, oversized crucifixes and kippas are banned. The ban applies not only to desk-job civil servants, but also to childcare workers in provincially-run daycares and health care professionals working in public hospitals. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the proposed legislation – designed to “protect the national identity” of the Quebecois from

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse imaginary external threats – is nothing short of racist. Before I get to the racism part, however, let’s talk about the imaginary threats – because, even if there was justification for the Parti Quebecois’ Marois and company to “protect Quebec’s national identity,” – which there isn’t – there is absolutely nothing threatening the white, Christian population of Quebec. According to statistics, more than 82 per cent of people living in Quebec identify as Christian; 12 per cent have no religious affiliation; three per cent are Muslim; one per cent are Jewish and less than half a per cent claim to be Hindu or Sikh. Where, exactly, is the threat? As La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé noted in his Sept. 11 column in the Globe

and Mail, however, the point of this legislation is not to demonstrate racism, but the PQ is “part of a party that was scared to death in 2007 when it realised that identity politics in 21st-century Quebec have little to do with protecting French and everything to do with the public sphere of individual displays of religion – displays other than the ones Quebeckers were used to, at least, Muslim ones, mostly.” So yeah, racist politics. You know, for the sake of politics. In other words, the PQ looking to secure its popular voter base, which presides in the very white, very Catholic, very small town regions of Quebec. (Support for the charter of values where Quebeckers actually live with visible

minorities is very low). But look, there is an upside of putting these issues out front and centre – we get to see just how racist we all are. People in every province have weighed in on the Quebec charter debate and the results have been both horrifying and at the same time honest. In Quebec, support for the PQ’s secular charter of values is hovering just above 40 per cent. Online comments from Canadians in other parts of the country would suggest that those who support a secular society in the rest of Canada likely represent a similar number. Many scholars have pontificated on the subject of racism. While most of us believe that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms makes Canada some sort of holierthan-thou, politically correct society, it’s actually come out in some academic circles that Canadians may, in fact, be more racist than our American counterparts and that our political correctness stifles any meaningful discussion or development on subjects of accommodation.

By masking, rather than facing our beliefs, we actually perpetuate subtle prejudice, rather than putting it out in the forefront. So thanks, Marois. While you’ve definitely thrown a bucket of cold water on my love for Quebec nationalism – including the love of wine, food and, well, kissing , and all that has always seemed integral to your secular well-

rights – I’ll consider taking a bottle of wine over to my secular Muslim friend’s place and hashing it all over. I just hope she isn’t wearing a scarf that day – for fashion reasons or other – or I’ll have to send her straight over to Quebec’s new squad policing the subject. But wait! As the Globe and Mail’s Jeffrey Simpson questioned, “Is the province

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the proposed legislation – designed to ‘protect the national identity’ of the Quebecois from imaginary external threats – is nothing short of racist. being – you’ve simultaneously forced all Canadians to grapple with our internal prejudice. And since your bill doesn’t have a chance on God’s green Earth of becoming law in Canada – where the Charter of Rights and Freedoms resides supreme and religious freedom is considered one of our integral

now going to have a clothing-and-symbols police squad the way religious police in Iran check to see if any hair is showing beneath women’s head attire?” I think not. So, my Muslim pal and I, we’ll risk the wine and maybe, even, a Hermes scarf. You know, just for fun.

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A member of the cast of And So To Bed, a musical about 17th century England, acts out a scene during a rehearsal at the Britannia United Church on Sept. 17. don fire, the plague and the loss of two Dutch wars. There is also conflict between the two main characters. Carruth said the relationship between Pepys and his wife was mercurial. The pair was married when Pepys was 27 and she was just 15. The story is compelling and the cast of 21 may be the best he has ever put together, Carruth said. The piece is being put together in partnership with the Restoration Players and Suzart, but GOYA actors Lesley

Osborn (Menopositive) and Andrew Galligan (Gabriel). Aside from the talented cast, Carruth said the music is among his best work. “It’s bawdy,” he said. The story introduces viewers to King Charles’ court, along with scandalous poet John Wilmot and the kings mistress and actress Nell Gwynne. The play runs at Centrepointe Theatre from Oct. 9 to 12. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.centrepointetheatre.com.

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Gooey grapes On a visit to Canada, Lillian Ballester, left, from Virginia, joins friend Karen Malcoln, from Orléans, in a tub of grapes during Grapefest in Little Italy on Sept. 21. The event featured a number of vendors and live entertainment along Preston Street.

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This fall, as in past years, the City of Ottawa will be testing municipal fire hydrants on various streets throughout your community. Fire hydrant testing may result in temporary inconveniences, such as poor water pressure and brown or rustcoloured water. It is important to note that temporarily discoloured City water is not harmful to your health. This ongoing maintenance procedure ensures that our hydrants are ready, should Fire Services require their use. Over the next few weeks, the City will be testing fire hydrants in the following neighbourhoods:

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Community - Hintonburg Park will take on a medieval vibe Sept. 28 as the second annual ‘Fight for Life’ fundraiser pits swords against armour. Unlike the bloody battlefields of yore, this event will see members of Les Maitres d’Armes take part in demonstrations of Braveheart-era swordplay and martial arts in support of the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. Les Maitres d’Armes, founded in 2005, is a modern school that practices historical sword and axe play and conducts research into historical European martial arts. The group, which numbers 20 members, teaches workshops throughout Canada. Last year, the members decided to use their unique

skills to give back to the community by raising funds for the YSB, which provides a range of services for the city’s vulnerable youth. Alisa McClain, an educator with the YSB, helped organize last year’s event after approaching some members she knew with an idea for a fundraiser. “They said they were looking for a charity event to perform at,” said McClain, adding the fighters were encouraged to register on their website and seek pledges through their many channels. Ultimately, $1,858 was raised for the YSB. Like this year, Hintonburg Park provided the grounds for the fighters to demonstrate their craft. “A lot of parents and kids were out and people in the park were drawn into the event,” said McClain.

“A huge segment of Ottawa photographers also showed up.” This year, organizers wanted the event to grow. Participants can expect games and activities for kids, an arms and armour display, fighting demonstrations, and free swordplay lessons. Kids can get in on the action with foam “safety” swords, and the fighters themselves will be available to take questions. McClain said many of the youth volunteering in the YSB’s education committee are excited about the event, as are the members of Les Maitres d’Armes. The Fight for Life takes place Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hintonburg Park, behind the Hintonburg Community Centre, which is located at 1064 Wellington St. West.

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News - Converting homes into apartments is a type of intensification and should therefore fall under the same rules as infill homes, people told city planners on Sept. 16. More than 200 people – many of them from Sandy Hill and Old Ottawa South – packed council chambers to hear from city planners, an Action Sandy Hill board member and an architect who designs converted dwellings. The unusual format was used to spark a dialog about how the city should change the rules about renovating homes to convert them into apartments. In a rare move, the city put a halt on all applications for converted dwellings earlier this year after hearing increasingly desperate concerns from residents, particularly in neighbourhoods near the city’s two major universities, about myriad noise, parking and garbage issues that tend to result from housing 20 or more people in a home that used to have a family of around five. Chad Rollins, the Action Sandy Hill board member who gave a presentation about his neighbourhood’s situation, said one of the issues is the broad definition of conversions. Almost an entire structure can be removed as long as a portion of a wall

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Tim Moerman, the city planner in charge of a study on the rules for converting homes into apartment buildings, speaks to residents during a Sept. 16 meeting at city hall. or foundation remains. Revising that definition would help, Rollins said, and many participants in the Sept. 16 meeting agreed. Other suggestions included reducing the building heights and increasing yard setbacks in some areas most affected by conversions and creating an incentive program to encourage owner-occupied units in converted dwellings. Robert Martin, an architect who has designed a number of converted

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Hospices face critical conditions With hospital beds at a premium and the seniors’ population set to double, the city is in desperate need of more palliative care options METROLAND EAST SPECIAL REPORT

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errence Quickfall knows he is going to die. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago and the slow moving cancer continues to advance. “It’s very traumatic when you’ve been told you have cancer and you need to learn how to deal with that – the trauma, the big C. What the hell do you do, where do you go from here?” asks Quickfall. He received the traditional treatment – chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy – at a hospital but became depressed and withdrawn. “The trouble with a hospital is it’s very clinical,” he says. “There’s not enough personal attention, personal care. They’re always busy, busy, busy. “I’m stuck in these bloody four walls, I can’t get out. There’s no point in me hanging round, I’m not doing anything. And I’m taking up a lot of money that could be used on other people.” Sensing his distress, his social worker mentioned the option of hospice. Intrigued, Quickfall visited the Hospice at May Court, located in Old Ottawa South. The non-profit – a part of Hospice Care Ottawa, which includes Friends of Hospice Ottawa in Kanata – offers specialized support and a wide range of services to people and families experiencing a lifelimiting illness, either in their homes or through residential programs at one of their two locations. After four months of attending day programs at May Court, the 73year-old has found a sense of community and belonging. On a regular visit, Quickfall can be found painting in the art room, talking to other patients, enjoying the garden views or playing cards with friends he’s made through the hospice. “We’re all in palliative care; palliative care is preparation for end of life,” he says. “We all know we’re going to die, but we’re here to have fun and that’s what we’re damn well going to do.” Quickfall plans on taking advantage of a residential bed at the hospice when his time comes. Aside from offering more personal attention, the cost to the health-care system is much lower. A residential

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Terrence Quickfall became depressed when his cancer treatments kept him cooped up inside the house. But after joining the day hospice program at May Court, Quickfall says he is in much greater spirits. He visits twice a week to paint, play cards and chat with his friends.

DYING FOR DIGNITY A three-part series about hospice palliative care in Ottawa Part 1: A look at palliative care in the Ottawa area and the need for more resources as the population ages. hospice bed comes in at $400 a day, while a hospital bed is between $800 and $1,200. But hospice beds are in high demand and the supply isn’t where it should be. A report by Hospice Care Ottawa states 75 per cent of people with a terminal illness pass away in hospital and only 15 per cent of those patients receive quality end-of-life care. With a population close to one million people, Ottawa should have 70 hospice beds; that estimate allows for population growth and increasing mortality as the population ages. But the city only has 17. As baby boomers age, Ottawa’s seniors are expected to make up 20 per cent of the population by 2030. The number of deaths are expected to rise from 9,000 to 19,000 a year and 90 per cent of those people could benefit from hospice palliative care at the end of life, according to

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the report. Currently, fewer than 300 people have access to hospice palliative care in the city each year. Although the idea of hospice palliative care isn’t new – home support programs have been available in Ottawa since 1987 and residential hospices since 1997 – the way society thinks about end-of-life-care needs to change. Instead of focusing on a person’s last days, palliative care needs to begin at the initial stage of diagnosis, says Dr. José Pereira, head of the division of palliative care at the University of Ottawa, and medical chief of the palliative care programs at Bruyère Continuing Care and the Ottawa Hospital. “We relegate it to the very end and we make the wrong decisions in the meantime. People suffer,” he explains. “As a society, we still think of pal-

liative as being only the last few days of life. The problem with that is we then miss the opportunity of preparing for the end of life. We miss the opportunity of improving quality of life, of improving symptoms, pain, shortness of breath, etcetera – of having these discussions much earlier,” says Pereira. “This is something that as a society we need to start rethinking.” In preparation, Ottawa must have resources in place to help people in every aspect of the palliative care continuum – something that is sorely lacking. “Fifty-two per cent of cancer patients are dying in hospitals,” says Pereira. The reasons? A lack of preparation and a lack of hospice beds, he says. Quickfall is one of the lucky ones – receiving the type of quality care that the report says is needed.

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“We desperately need more of these day programs, we need more hospice,” says Quickfall. “The baby boomers are coming to the front now, totally unprepared. We never seem to

think these people are going to get old one day. The days are gone when you retired at 65 and died at 66. Now, we retire at 55 and die at 95, and in that 40 years anything can happen.” CAN’T MEET NEEDS

Until recently, there were only nine beds available at May Court. Eight more beds were opened earlier this year at the Embassy West Senior Living centre on Carling Avenue. “We have them full pretty well all the time,” says Hospice Care Ottawa executive director Lisa Sullivan, adding the average length of stay is between 12 to 15 days. “There is definitely a need out there for hospice beds and when we opened more beds, within a couple days they were full again.” There will be two more beds by October and there are plans to build a 10-bed residential hospice in Kanata by 2016. But even then, that will only bring Ottawa to less than half of what’s recommended. Only a year ago, the city was operating two separate hospices: the Friends of Hospice Ottawa and the Hospice at May Court. The two organizations joined forces in an effort to integrate funding and services for the city. Continued on page 15


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Currently undergoing rebranding, the organization is now called Hospice Care Ottawa and has been working hard not only to get funding for its $1.7 million operating costs, but also to fill the gaps with other fundraisers and donation opportunities. Government funding only covers 40 per cent of the hospice’s total costs. Local health integration networks, which are funded by the province, pay $90,000 per bed – the standard across Ontario. “When they say $90,000 per bed that just covers the (registered nurse), all those who serve the needs of the patient,” Sullivan says. That money doesn’t help hospices purchase equipment, run day programs, or offer grief and bereavement counselling. “We have some services but they really just scratch the surface in terms of meeting the needs of our clients,” says Sullivan. “We can’t meet the needs of everyone in Ottawa. That’s a real area of concern.”

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Ottawa projected population growth 55+ from 2011 to 2031

75% Three-quarters of all deaths in Canada occur in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

2,565 The number of people admitted to residential hospices in Ontario between March 2012 and March 2013. Of those admitted, 94 per cent died in hospice.

$40,000 The cost of dying in a hospital ranges from $10,223 for a sudden death to $36,652 for terminal illnesses including cancer and $39,937 for organ failure. Up to 70 per cent of the costs for terminal illnesses are due to hospitalizations. It costs around $15,866 for cancer patients to die at home.

We can’t meet the needs of everyone in Ottawa. That’s a real area of concern. Lisa Sullivan executive director, Hospice Care Ottawa

The hospice, which includes home-based hospice services, relies on the community to raise the additional 60 per cent to remain open every year through events, monetary donations and grants to pad the funding, says Sullivan. “It’s a real challenge, but that is why we do things like Hike for the Hospice, Home for the Holidays and Girls Night Out,” says Sullivan about community-based fundraising. “Without fundraisers, we wouldn’t have the services that we do.” For the executive director, dying is an important part of living and she says people need options when it comes to end-of-life care. “If it’s at home, how can we as a community support them for being at home?” asks Sullivan. “The longer we can keep them at the home, connected to the right services, give them the support they need, the less likely they are to go through those emergency doors and end up in a hospital bed. “If it gets to be too much at home, if the caregivers are exhausted, then they should have the choice of having a hospice bed available to them,” says Sullivan. peaceful setting

Lennox Sterling wanted to die at home. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and as his condi-

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tion deteriorated over the next two years, his family had a nurse visit in the evenings to help with his care. His wife, Kathleen, was his primary caregiver at home. But it became impossible after his chemotherapy was stopped. “It became a situation where, even though Lennox wanted to pass away at home, he just wasn’t able to because the cancer had spread through his whole body,” says Kathleen. “I felt fortunate that when the time did come, that May Court had a bed available for him,” she says. He passed away six days after being admitted to the May Court at the age of 51. “This was a devastating time in our lives, but to have our loved one cared for by the very special people at May Court in his final days gave us great comfort. We were allowed to be his wife and children without the stress of his daily care. But most importantly, Lennox was allowed to die with dignity,” says Kathleen, who now donates her time fundraising for

the hospice. “To have that bed available just took that stress away from myself and the kids. “It just allowed us to be able to spend those last six days with him in a more relaxed, calm, peaceful setting. The people that work at the May Court surround you with their compassion; they’re always there for you. That it just made that journey and those last six days of his life that much easier on us.” This type of care should be available to everyone who needs it, and that means more resources are needed. “Hospice care is an integral part of our health system,” says Sullivan. “We as a society recognize how important it is that dying is part of all our lives and that we create the kind of supports that people need during those last days of their life and make it available and accessible and as peaceful and as close to home as possible.” Special report by Michelle Nash, Jessica Cunha, Laura Mueller, Blair Edwards and Emma Jackson

The number of residential hospices in all of Ontario. Seventeen more are in planning. Almost all are located in urban settings. Rural communities are disproportionately underserved.

1,030 Ontario should have between 900 to 1,030 hospice beds with a population of 13.5 million. Currently there are 231 beds open, 10 in construction and 141 in planning.

$9M The amount of money that would be saved by shifting 10 per cent of patients at end of life from acute hospital care to hospice palliative care. It costs approximately $4,700 per client to provide palliative care in the home, or about one-quarter of the $19,000 cost for acute care.

Next week Part two looks at a new regional program in Ottawa, which aims to make the city a leader in hospice palliative care in the province.

Statistics from: The Way Forward; Walker et al., 2011; Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, 2012; The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres et al., 2010; Rick Firth, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

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s far as Mother was concerned, there were no “ifs, ands, or buts” about it when it came to having pets in the house. They belonged in the barn, and that’s all there was to it. The barn cats had litters, it seemed to me back then, every time the weather changed and every time a new batch of kittens came on the scene, I begged Mother to let me keep at least one in the house for a pet. I promised I would look after it. It would never wander through the rooms and I would feed it myself, so there would be no spots on the kitchen floor, which Mother kept as clean as a whistle. “No cats in the house,” she would say each time I asked. So I would have to play with them in the barns, where they were allowed to wander freely, some in the cow byre, some in the stable and often one or two in where Father kept the sheep. I would make sure they all had fresh milk every day and, of course, I gave them all names. My brother Emerson said giving barn cats names was

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories just about the craziest idea he ever heard of, especially when there were so many. I paid him no heed. They came in all colours, but mostly they were grey or black with white spots. One batch produced one that was golden brown with white around its neck and a pure white tail. Emerson said it looked like its mother had been scared by a fox, whatever that meant. To me it was the most beautiful kitten I had ever seen. But it didn’t look like its mother had much love for it. To me it always seemed to be pushed aside, away from the other kittens. Neglected, it got thinner and thinner. Emerson said it wasn’t long for this world and the best thing that could happen to it was to put it in a grain sack and take to the Bonnechere River.

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warn me that soon it would have to join the other cats in the barn. The litter was born early in the fall and as the nights got colder I was eternally grateful that Scratch was in a warm spot to sleep. Just before I went to bed every night I took Scratch outside and then put her into the cardboard box. She was growing so fast with my tender love and care that soon she would outgrow her night bed. Then one morning, even before I was out of bed, I heard Mother let a scream out of her that I was sure could be heard across the Twenty Acre Field. I tore downstairs, not knowing what to expect and there was Scratch sound asleep outside the box and beside her, half mutilated, were two very dead mice. Now, if there was anything Mother hated more than the common house fly or pet animals in the house, it was a mouse! She was sure they carried germs. It wasn’t so much that she was afraid of them, it was just that she thought they were the dirtiest critters on earth. There was

little hope of keeping them out of the house, in spite of the countless traps spaced around the floor. Well, it was obvious how the mice had come to meet their maker. Scratch had done them in – that was obvious. That’s what changed Mother’s mind about having a pet in the house. Scratch, as long as she was “earning her keep,” was allowed to spend the nights in the cardboard box in the kitchen. She spent most of the winter there that year, but the day came when Scratch herself wanted to be out in the barns. She had grown full size and remained the only cat with the odd colouring.

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News - Students and faculty of Carleton University joined together last Friday to reflect on the loss of two students who were among those killed when an OC Transpo bus collided with a Via passenger train near Fallowfield Station on Sept. 18. Carleton students Kyle Nash and Connor Boyd, both 21, were among the six people killed in the collision, which saw more than 30 other passengers on the bus sent to hospital. Longtime friends, Nash was enrolled in business information technology, while Boyd studied English at Carleton. A midday vigil held on campus was attended by university president and vicechancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte and Maureen Murdock, director of health and counselling services, both of whom spoke to media follow-

ing the event. “This has been a very sad time for Canada, for Ottawa, and for Carleton University – two of our students and one of our alumni are among those who lost their lives in this great, tragic accident,” said O’Reilly Runte. “We are all extremely sad this afternoon.” Runte said that following the accident, counsellors had gone to classrooms to meet with students and scheduled weekend drop-in hours for those who felt they need to talk with someone. In addition to an outpouring of sentiment from residents and representatives in government, words of condolences have poured in from other universities across Canada, said Runte. “We are extremely grateful for their support,” she said. When asked about the vigil – which included family members of the two students – Runte was somber. “It was a very solemn and

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Carleton University president and vice-chancellor Roseann O’Reilly Runte, left, and Maureen Murdock, director of health and counselling services, speak at a press conference held at the campus on Sept. 20. appropriate remembrance of two very fine students,” said Runte. “We are always sad when there is a tragedy that befalls us, but we are also

proud of all the students, faculty and staff who came together as a community to help each other and to celebrate the lives of two students

and an alumnus by serving the community and giving back.” Murdock said her staff has seen several students in the

previous two days, bringing in additional counsellors as well as assistance from the family services department. To meet students’ schedules, Murdock said staff will create drop-in hours during the day and have emailed those times and locations to the student body. “The professors have been excellent at informing the students,” said Murdock. “Some of them know Connor and Kyle, some didn’t know them, but they appreciated having the opportunity to be told it was a student in their class, and being aware of this in case they need additional counselling. We anticipate seeing a number of students over the next few weeks.” Counselling differs depending on what feelings or trauma an individual is experiencing. Besides possibly knowing the two victims who attended Carleton, Murdock said there have been some students who were on the bus and witnessed the horror of the accident’s aftermath. “Those are the kind of things we’re responding to,” said Murdock.

With deepest Sympathy All the staff at the Nepean-Barrhaven News and all the Metroland East newspapers in the Ottawa area offer our condolences to those who have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in the Sept. 18 collision on the Transitway in Barrhaven. We also extend our appreciation to all emergency personnel who were on the scene that day and at local hospitals. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.

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A vigil was held for the victims and families of the fatal crash on Sept. 18 at the Fallowfield train station. High school student Alyssa Nicoletti, centre, paid tribute alongside her friends to the lives lost, saying she felt the Barrhaven community’s pain of losing its neighbours.

Two patients had already undergone orthopedic surgery. Au said one patient was waiting to undergo surgery for a minor fracture on the morning of Sept. 19. The Montfort received 17 patients in less critical condition, while the Civic and General campuses of the Ottawa Hospital received four patients each via ambulance from the crash site. The bus hit a slow-moving, Toronto-bound train, forcing it off the tracks. Transit Safety Board inves-

tigator Glen Pilon said that the train contained a “black box” which would give information such as speed of travel at the time of the collision. Because of the severity of the incident, an investigation into the collision has already begun. Mayor Jim Watson said he has directed city officials to work “as co-operatively as possible” with the investigation to find out what led to the crash and how to prevent similar incidents in the future. With files from  Laura Mueller, Brier Dodge and Blair Edwards

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City fought against separating Woodroffe from train tracks Building an underpass would have carried $111-million price tag Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

News - The city fought for years to avoid the expense of separating the Transitway and Woodroffe Avenue from train tracks where a deadly bustrain collision took six lives on Sept. 18. City records show a gradeseparated rail crossing was recommended as long ago as 1999, when environmental study report looked at constructing the southwest Transitway extension. Still, the city continued to try and convince Canadian National Rail, which operated the line at the time, that an atgrade option would be best. The city proposed a number of options using “advanced signalized conditions.” CN sent an “emphatic refusal” for an at-grade crossing in a letter dated May 8, 2001, citing concerns about traffic volume and train speeds. By 2003, the city had agreed to separate bus, vehicle and train traffic. Council authorized $12.4 million towards the $40-million project to grade-separate the crossing. The idea of building a bus overpass was thrown out

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A VIA train sits derailed near Fallowfield Station in Barrhaven after a OC Transpo double-decker bus collided with it on Sept. 18. because the soil had poor capacity to bear bridge approach supports and the “vigorous” opposition of nearby residents on Fallowfield Road and the National Capital Commission, which would not accept the visual intrusion of an overpass. But a detailed geotechnical investigation revealed a potentially disastrous situation: according to a 2003 city report, unusually high groundwater flow patterns in the bedrock under the tracks could lead to “catastrophic failure” and possible severe impact in Barrhaven homes. Continuous pumping and a “massive” amount of concrete would be required if an underpass was built, according to a detailed

safety assessment conducted in 2004. “It was determined that in view of the magnitude of this condition, the conventional open-cut underpass option should be abandoned due to an unacceptable risk,” the report reads. Beyond that, the cost to make an underpass option feasible would have been exorbitant: $111 million, with more than $80 million of that bill falling to the city to pick up. The city was able to convince CN the level crossing was the best option. Two factors led to the change in attitude, according to a city report: the “exorbitant costs” of grade separation, as well

as the changed train-speed conditions in the area thanks to the addition of a station at Fallowfield. That freed up grant money to be used for other projects, including such things as the completion the southwest Transitway to Fallowfield station and the widening of Fallowfield Road to Greenbank Road. At the time, Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder credited city staff’s “creativity” in convincing Via Rail that the road could be widened at grade, which allowed the other projects to move forward. Harder could not be reached for comment about the crossing after the crash. A draft safety report prepared in 2004 showed the atgrade crossing would have “a high level of safety exceeding that of the existing crossing” at the time. City manager Kent Kirkpatrick couldn’t immediately answer questions about how frequently the safety of that crossing must be studied. Via Rail, which now operates the line, commissioned a study earlier this year that

looked at the Fallowfield station and train speeds, Kirkpatrick said. The city commented on the terms of reference, but that’s all he could say about the study during news conferences on the day of the crash. The gates at the crossing are maintained by a contractor, Rail Term, which is hired by Via Rail, Kirkpatrick said. Gurbakhshish Singh Bal, an OC Transpo operator, said he has never had any issues operating a bus on the Transitway at the rail crossing. “It’s a very wide vision. You can see it very clear from far,” he said. “I don’t know what happened.” Singh Bal said at the Woodroffe crossing, the train would usually be going slow because it would either be arriving at or leaving Fallowfield station. “They’re not fast, fast, fast coming. The lights are always working, everything is working. So I don’t find any problem.” According to the 2004 safety study, 12 passenger trains passed through that crossing. That number was expected to rise to 16 trains a day in both

directions. Safety at crossings where trains and vehicles could potentially meet was already on the Transportation Safety Board’s safety watchlist, a document created in 2010, said safety board investigator Glen Pilon. While the safety board doesn’t have the authority to enforce any recommendations it might make to improve the crossing’s safety, Mayor Jim Watson said the city will look to comply with any suggestions. Any pressing safety concerns identified during the course of the investigation will be made public, Laporte said. The crash is raising questions about other level crossings in the city – some of which have no protective devices like the Woodroffe crossing features. In a newsletter to constituents, Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said she is asking questions about the safety of unprotected rail crossings, including where tracks cross Goulbourn Forced Road and Klondike Road.

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News - Seconds before he saw the front of the bus he was riding on disappear Eric Nelson asked himself why the driver hadn’t hit the brakes. “We were about to cross the rail line and the safety arm had come down,” he said. “I looked over at the cars on Woodroffe all the other cars had stopped. That’s when he stomped on the brakes, but it was too late.” Nelson was one of the dozens of passengers on an OC Transpo bus struck by a train near Fallowfield station on Sept. 18. Seated about two rows behind the front stairwell at the top of the double-decker 76 express, Nelson said the first three rows of the bus were wiped away by the westbound Via train when the two collided. He added the bus was likely 90 per cent full.

firmed five fatalities, including the bus driver. A sixth person succumbed to injuries in hospital. Police have identified the deceased as Michael Bleakney, 57, Connor Boyd, 21, Karen Krzyzewski, 53, Kyle Nash, 21, Rob More, 35 and driver David Woodard. Thirty-one people were sent to hospital and three more people who left the scene of the crash later went to hospital. One more person died in hospital before noon, 10 more were in critical condition. Calline Au, a spokesperson for the Queensway Carleton Hospital said five patients who turned up at hospital on their own after the crash were released. Four were brought in by ambulance and one of those has been released. Two patients had already undergone orthopedic surgery. Au said one patient was waiting to undergo surgery for a minor fracture on the morning of Sept. 19. The rest of the injured were transported to the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Montfort and the Civic and General campuses of the Ottawa Hospital. Hours later, Nelson was still in the parking lot of the train station with his pregnant wife. As soon as he got off the bus Nelson texted his wife that there had been a major accident. She called him six times before he heard the phone and picked up. “It was hard to text because my hands were still shaking,” he said, adding he later called his boss and took the day off. Robert Evraire, who was standing on the platform at the time waiting

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for the train at Fallowfield station, said he noticed the train’s headlight went out. Then he looked up and noticed the front of the train slide to the right, accompanied by flying debris and smoke. “It hits you in the gut,” he said. “I could’ve been on that train.” Heather Hogan, who was about to board the train for Kingston, said the same thing. “I could have gotten on the train downtown and then I would have been on it,” she said. Hogan, who was on the platform as well, remembered the sounds of the crash. “First I heard this loud bang, then awful screeching,” she said, adding she didn’t know at first that the bus had been hit. “It looked like the bus was in the safe zone from where I was,” she said, adding she saw what she thought was the train’s conductor stick his head out the window to survey the damage. Hogan called 911 immediately upon seeing the crash. She said her first thought was for the people on board the train. “You hear of trains derailing or you see it in the movies, but I never thought I would see it,” she said. While awaiting news of their loved ones, family members were directed to the Nepean Sportsplex. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder returned to the Sportsplex after a brief press conference downtown. “I’ve got one focus and that’s the people who were on the bus and the people whose family members were there,” Harder said. “That bus 76 goes entirely through my ward and for me it’s all about my community today.” A double-decker bus can hold up to 90 people, but it is not known how many were aboard the bus when the crash occurred, said OC Transpo general manager John Manconi. David Fraser, a disaster management volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross, said a dozen volunteers had been dispatched to help reunite passengers with their families. “People come in and give their information about their identity and that of the person they’re looking for and we try to connect them,” he said. “We also have volunteers here just to listen and to offer counselling.” Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod also planned to spend time with the victims. She left Queen’s Park after announcing the tragedy in the legislature. Her constituency office is in sight of the crash scene. “It’s the longest trip I’ve ever taken home,” MacLeod said. “I have a lot of different thoughts … I feel hollow – just thinking of how this could have happened, and thinking of those who are still wondering where their loved ones are. She plans to visit the station and staging area at the Nepean Sportsplex when she gets into the city. With files from Brier Dodge, Jessica Cunha, Blair Edwards and Steph Willems


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The corner of King Edward Avenue and St. Patrick Street could become a little more busy, as a proposal for an ninestorey apartment hotel looks to occupy the space. friendly. More than half of those who attended the meeting felt the road was too busy and dangerous to promote walking, cycling to and from the new building or too busy even for taxis to let people out. “Urban planning is supposed to be about the best planning for the area – that corner is super busy,” said resident Donna Kerns. Another resident, Nicolas Moyer, however, argued proposals such as this one could slow down traffic and make the area more appealing to pedestrians. “More traffic and gridlock is good for our community,” Moyer said. “Bumper to bumper could push for a bridge sooner rather than later. I would like to see more businesses on the

street – make people want to use King Edward. Because right now, no one wants to.” Moyer added he felt the height was appropriate for the site. The entrance to the 98-unit, 54-parking-spot proposal will be off of St. Patrick meaning only vehicles coming westbound will be able to enter off the one-way street. Kerns recommended a passthrough from Murray Street to St. Patrick. Both Jacobs and Woodman said the design is not rigid and will look into some of the suggestions the residents offered at the meeting. According to Jacobs, the application will be heard at planning committee in mid-November or December. The full application is available on the city’s website.

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News - Kayla Maduk says support from her community in Barrhaven is helping send her to Spain to compete in the International Taekwondo Federation world championships. During the 2011 world’s competition in New Zealand, Maduk took home gold for patterns and silver in sparring. She was just 15. Maduk said she’s returning to the international championship as a third-degree black belt and she’s hungry for some new gold medals. “Last time I got silver in individual sparring so I would like to come home with two gold medals this time,” she said. “Because I am competing in a different category, it’s not like I’m not defending my title. I’m looking to steal someone else’s.”

Maduk has been doing taekwondo since she was threeand-half years old. She speaks at a number of events in the community to promote the sport. “Recognition of the sport is growing a bit, but a lot of girls don’t see it as an option,” Maduk said. She also runs a blog entitled I Kick Like a Girl. When she’s out and about performing she wears a pink hoodie with the title of her blog on it. “I have gotten a lot of positive comments about that,” Maduk said. “I like being out there and being part of my community.” And the community helps her out in return. To get to Spain, Maduk has to raise $8,000 for travel expenses. She said while she has a part-time job, she needs help

to get overseas. Between school and the speaking engagements and fundraising, the teen’s plate is full. “I have been training so much this summer, but people have just been great,” she said. “I am overwhelmed with all the support.” A Sept. 7 barbecue at Ross’ Your Independent Grocer netted $800. At a silent auction and lunch held at the Barrhaven Legion, Maduk was given a cheque for $200 from the West Barrhaven Community Association. “It’s really awesome so many people were able to come together,” Maduk said. The sense of community is something she has been trying to foster while training this summer, Maduk said. “I have involved my friends a lot more this time,” she said. When she isn’t in the dojo – the taekwondo studio – Maduk has been swimming and doing yoga to work on her cardio. She said she feels ready to compete. For more information on her training and fundraising efforts, visit Maduk’s blog at ikicklikeagirl.com.

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Faith (A158325) is a curious, two-yearold, spayed female cat who came to the Ottawa Humane Society as a stray July 11, and is now available for adoption. This soft white and orange tabby domestic shorthair cat can’t wait to find a human to call her very own. She is very chatty and loves to have conversation about your day. Faith loves to explore, and would appreciate having her very own bay window, or cat tree from where she can watch the world fly by. Are you looking for your very own greeter? 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.

See our cats across the town! stores are also typically longer than at our location, making more adoptable animals more accessible to potential adopters. The PAL program has grown steadily since 1994 but most notably over the past year, when we’ve added more than a dozen new partner locations. In fact, last year we adopted slightly more animals through our PAL program

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than through our shelter. All of our PAL partners follow the same OHS adoption procedures so that we can ensure that each adoption provides the best chance of a permanent, perfect match. You can find the PAL nearest to you by visiting our website at http://ottawahumane.ca/ adoption/pal.cfm.

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News - Kassie Stephen just wants what most 19-year-olds want: to go to college, be able to go out with her friends, maybe join a soccer team. But Stephen’s life is far from normal. Because she lives with kidney failure, she takes a handful of pills four times a day, carefully measuring so she doesn’t go over the one litre of fluids she can consume every 24 hours. And she knows the bus route back and forth from the hospital with her eyes closed, as she goes three times a week for several hours of dialysis. “Being a teenager, it sucks because all my friends go out,” she said. “I kind of had to grow up fast. I can’t have much of a social life.” The bubbly Orléans teenager recently graduated from Cairine Wilson Secondary School – it took an extra year on account of all the time she missed while having dialysis. She has high hopes for the future. She’s proud of being accepted to all three of the colleges she applied to last year,

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Kassie Stephen, 19, sits at her dining room table alongside the many pills she must take every day while she awaits a kidney transplant. deferring her acceptance in the hopes she’ll get a kidney. Stephen wants the full college experience and is willing to wait until her Friday nights aren’t spent hooked up to the dialysis machines. She

also worried she would pay expensive post-secondary tuition, only to have to leave mid-semester if a donor kidney comes available. And she gets excited when she talks about playing soccer

again, and maybe learning to play hockey too. Kidney disease has been part of Stephen’s life as long as she can remember. She was diagnosed with kidney disease when she was young. “They told my parents they didn’t think I’d live to be 10 years old,” she said. She began home dialysis as a youth, working her way up from eight hours a day to being on the machines 16 hours a day. It left her time only to go to school, and nothing else. “I got told dialysis isn’t working - you need a transplant soon,” Stephen said. “Within a month I got a call (that there was a match).” The then 14-year-old had a kidney transplant, and was able to go back to living a normal life. On a family trip to P.E.I. nine months later, she fell ill. It was her body rejecting the transplant kidney. She started in-hospital dialysis three times a week at CHEO until she turned 18, when she transferred to the Riverside Hospital. Now she keeps a pager close at hand, in case a kidney

is found. It’s gone off two or three times, but none of them worked out. “It sucks because you get really excited - your heart stops,” she said. “But if it didn’t help me, it’s going to help someone else, so it’s ok.” LOOKING UP

Right now, Stephen holds onto the hope that her mother will be able to donate a kidney. She was previously a match, but didn’t meet the weight criteria to be a donor. Her mom has been working to lose weight, and recently had gastric bypass surgery to help her along. S he has already lost 80 pounds. Within the next year, Stephen expects the process to be able to start to try and get a donor kidney from her mother. If she is cleared to be a kidney donor, the first step will be to make sure she’s still a match. Because Stephen had a kidney transplant already, what was a match before her 2008 transplant may not be a

match now. But if it’s not a match, they may be able to take part in a cross-matching program – where her mother could donate a kidney to another patient with a willing donor, and that donor would donate to Stephen. After that all happens, she said her life could go “back to normal.” WALK

Stephen is this year’s Kidney Walk ambassador for the Kidney Foundation of Canada and is speaking about her story ahead of the event to raise awareness. She’ll have her own delegation too, with a large crew of her family and mom’s coworkers attending the Sept. 29 Ottawa event. They participated in the walk last year, and she plans to work on some of her own fundraisers for the Kidney Foundation in the future. The 2013 Kidney Walk will take place on Sept. 29 at the Old City Hall on 111 Sussex Dr. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the walk will start at 11 a.m.

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Gordon Poole, Co-Owner of HolaEcuador, one of the Canadians taking part in the project.

Tired of scraping your windows and shovelling snow? Escape to the warmth and charm of Ecuador! Home to the world-famous Galápagos Islands, millions of hectares of untouched rainforests, massive Andes mountains and hundreds of kilometres of pristine beaches, Ecuador is finding its place on the world stage as a top-tier destination. But it’s not just the weather that’s hot in Ecuador — the real estate market is cooking too, and a Canadian company is making it easy to own a beachfront paradise of which dreams are made. HolaEcuador Property Development Inc. develops and sells beach properties on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Mirador San Jose — the largest of HolaEcuador’s projects — has over 1600 lots to choose from. Managed by Canadian owners and investors, Mirador San Jose is the perfect winter escape, retirement project, investment and/or rental property opportunity.

Why Ecuador?

Unparalleled mix of nature and culture Where else can you visit a volcano on horseback in the morning, meet tribal elders at an Amazonian jungle resort in the afternoon and finish the day with a seafood dinner in an

oceanfront restaurant? One of the most biodiverse places on the planet, Ecuador is the ideal location for outdoor activities such as all types of water sports, biking, fishing, hiking and nature-gazing. Need a fix of culture and culinary wonders? The capital city Quito, perched among volcanoes in the Andes mountains at 9,350 feet boasts the UNESCO World Heritage colonial district, with architecture, restaurants and nightlife that rival the best of European cities. Fantastic climate The climate in Ecuador is ideal all year long, without the extreme wet seasons that are common to the tropics. Being located on the equator, the country never experiences the devastating hurricanes and major tropical storms that are commonplace in regions such as Mexico and Florida. The average temperature varies between 23C and 28C and the water temperature in front of Mirador San Jose is 23C or more, throughout the year. Excellent investment In addition to all the great lifestyle advantages of being in Ecuador, it is also an incredible investment opportunity not to be overlooked. “We have many property owners that missed the Costa Rica boom and are very pleased to find that it’s still possible to acquire a property

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Owning property at the Mirador San Jose is ideal for those looking to diversify their investment portfolio. The value of the lots at the development has increased on average by 45 per cent over the last two years. And there are no taxes on capital gains on the occasional sale of properties in Ecuador, even for second and third residences, which makes investing in Ecuadorian real estate and interesting alternative to the stock markets. Further, property owners can take advantage of the property value increase while generating rental income.

Welcome to Mirador San Jose Mirador San Jose is located 60 kilometres south of Eloy Alfaro International Airport in the port city of Manta and just minutes north of Machalilla National Park, a spectacular jungle and marine park. Accessible by the Routa del Sol, a brand new highway built specifically to cater to the region’s growing tourist population, Mirador San Jose consists of over 1600 lots on a 130-acre, master planned, gated beachfront property. The development features all basic services (water, sewage, electricity) running underground, as well as domestic waste and sewage recycling, high speed Internet, plenty of parks, playgrounds and recreational areas with tennis courts, soccer field and swimming pools. Further, there are three sectors within the development zoned for restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, cafés, grocery stores and a medical centre. “You’re not buying a cottage lot; these are full ownership properties in a resort town,” says Mr. Poole. “Fully serviced lots a short 10-minute walk from the beach are available for under $15,000. It’s very difficult to find this value and quality elsewhere in the world, which is why our properties are sell-ing quickly. Of the 700+ home sites sold to

date, more than 450 have been purchased by Canadians, and the remainder mainly by Ecuadorians. Since September 2012 alone, 60 home sites have been snapped up by OttawaGatineau residents.” Once clients have secured their lot, HolaEcuador will help them build the beach home of their dreams. “We offer many home models for all tastes and budgets,” says Mr. Poole. “We also offer custom house and condominium design services. Our architects and engineers work with clients to make their dream house a reality, at prices that are a fraction of what they would pay in North America. Luxurious homes can be built in Ecuador for US$75 to $95 per square foot. We have nice little two-bedroom bungalows that are available for only $55,000 and larger, two-story luxurious homes with private pool available for $161,900 — land and taxes included!”

HolaEcuador Property Development Inc.

HolaEcuador Property Development Inc. is owned and operated by Canadians with offices in Trois-Rivières and Gatineau, QC and Manta, Ecuador, with regional sales representatives across Eastern Canada. Coowner Gordon Poole lives in the Ottawa area and makes frequent visits to the Mirador San Jose project, where a team of Canadian and Ecuadorian professionals are permanently located. “Nearly half of our clientele comes from referrals from existing customers, which demonstrates how excited property owners are to be part of this community,” says Mr. Poole. “Our property owners vary from adventurers in their 20s to pre-retirees in their 40s and 50s who are buying property now, while it’s still affordable. Some intend to use their property for vacationing only, while others are planning to use it as a rental income investment. Certain clients see property ownership in Ecuador as a means to stretch their vacation and investment dollars further, while others are simply looking to escape the cold winters. Here in Ecuador you can do both.” HolaEcuador will be holding a free informational seminar on the lifestyle and financial benefits of property ownership in Ecuador on September 28 and October 1 and 3. Contact HolaEcuador to reserve your spot! 819-744-1957 or info@holaecuador.ca.

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in an oceanfront development such as ours,” says Gordon Poole, co-owner of HolaEcuador. “In fact, real estate prices in Ecuador match those of Costa Rica of 15 years ago.” Indeed, many people dream of owning a property in the tropics, but the capital costs can be significant. Property in Ecuador, however, is absolutely within the reach of many Canadians’ budget. Ecuadorians enjoy the lowest cost of living in all of South America, a high standard of living and a stable, democratic government.

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Elementary schools rank high on initial capital priority list Public board’s final decision to be made Oct. 1 Sabine Gibbins

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News - The city’s public school board trustees are vying for a chance to have their projects listed as the number one priority. During the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s committee of the whole meeting on Sept. 17, trustees heard from area residents on capital projects they felt are important in their community. They’ll submit these priorities to the Ministry of Education at the end of October. A total of eight projects are on the school board’s radar with three new elementary schools are at the top of its list. A few of the capital projects the school board has their eye on include new elementary schools in Stittsville, Findlay Creek and Half Moon Bay in alf MNHalBarrhaven. “The funding of these three new elementary schools would also serve to reduce significant existing and future enrolment pressures at a number of existing sites,” a report states.

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Staff is recommending any projects which did not receive funding during the last submission in May 2012 be “pushed forward.” The last submission identified 16 capital projects. Eight of those priorities have been funded in some way by the province and are in various stages of completion. Over the past year, the Ministry of Education has received funding requests for over 300 projects, worth approximately $3.5 billion under the 2012 Capital Priorities Grant program. The ministry ended up funding 87 capital priority projects – including 39 new schools. The board is to submit its list to the province on Oct. 31. Trustees will debate and come up with a list ranking the city’s priorities during a meeting on Oct. 1. THE ELEMENTARY PRIORITIES

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Green living on display this weekend Green Homes showcase expanded to include Kemptville, Orléans Emma Jackson

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News – What does a condo in the Glebe have in common with a 160-year-old farmhouse in Chesterville? More than you might think: first and foremost, they’re both at the forefront of green living in Ottawa - and this weekend their owners and those of eight other homes across the region will welcome visitors to explore their green initiatives first-hand. The second-annual Green Homes Showcase hosted by the EnviroCentre, a non-profit group committed to reducing carbon emissions in Ottawa, has been greatly expanded for this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 28. Organizer Rabita Sharfuddin said this year’s event has 10 homes – more than double last year’s four – and they are spread across the region from Kemptville to Orléans. It’s also a self-guided tour this year, which means people can come and go as they please instead of committing to several hours with a guide. “By having 10 homes in 10 different neighbourhoods it makes it easier to attend,” Sharfuddin said. “And visitors can pick and choose what’s relevant to them.” She said the 10 homes are all very different from each other, and feature a wide variety of green initiatives. That will make it easier for homeowners

to pinpoint the stops they are most interested in. “Homeowners can find one that’s similar to their home, visit the home and talk to contractors,” she said. The tour runs from noon to 4 p.m. It includes two rural homes – the farmhouse in Chesterville and a solar and geothermal-powered home in Kemptville – and eight urban and suburban locations. These range from a multi-residential co-operative home in Bells Corners to a single family home in Orléans to an infill development in Hintonburg. Visitors will be guided through the green renovations in each home and will be able to speak directly to homeowners, energy advisors, building professionals and contractors on site. The goal, Sharfuddin said, is to encourage residents to make similar green changes in their own homes. “We’re trying to promote green energy and green living,” she said, noting that such retrofits can benefit not only the environment but also the value of the home. The homes on the tour are: • Westboro: single family home at 296 Royal Ave using passive solar design and radiant floor heating; • Hintonburg: 1920’s retrofitted home at 69 Fairmont Ave and an infill project under construction on 15 Garland St.; See BAYSHORE, page 48

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David Fairbanks, a professor in Algonquin College’s culinary program, poses with soap made from the byproduct of his students’ cooking.

Students offer freshness through fowl fat Jennifer McIntosh

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News - David Fairbanks, a culinary professor at Algonquin College, said students have found a new way to use the byproducts from their cooking. “A lot of attention is paid to the type of farming, whether it’s free-range or sustainable and the transportation to your table,” Fairbanks said. “Not a lot of people talk about what to do with it after people have

been served.” Every time a beef or chicken stock is made, there’s a layer of fat on the top. Before a quick Google search, students just threw it in the garbage. “We thought about composting,” Fairbanks said. “But we wanted to see if there was some way to reuse it.” Fairbanks said it was about respecting the animal and not having any waste. Aside from uses for fat during an Internet search, students found in-

structions on making soap in an old reference book at the college’s learning centre. “It was really great. It was about farming in the 1800s,” Fairbanks said. “We could learn a lot from them.” By retaining the animal fat, students have been able to make bars of soap, which they sell as a natural cleaning product. Their flagship soap, Dirty Duck, is made with duck fat, water and sodium hydroxide. The other selections

– Filthy Beast, Raging Bull and Foul Fowl – are all made with different animal fats and the students’ special brand of spices. “It affects the smell,” Fairbanks said, adding the Filthy Beast soap has a hint of rosemary. Not only do the students collect their own fat, but they have begun crowd sourcing for waste from other restaurants. See PROCEEDS, page 35


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News - A body found in an Osgoode hay field has been identified as that of 27-yearold Amy Paul of Ottawa. A farmer discovered the body around 9:13 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17 off Cabin Road, just north of the village. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. Police spokesperson Const. Marc Soucy said Paul was a sex trade worker with no fixed address, who frequented the Vanier and Lowertown areas in downtown Ottawa. He said it is unclear if Paul has any connection to the Osgoode area. “We’re looking at why she was there and what she was doing there,” he said. A family member filed a missing persons report for Paul on Sept. 9 and Soucy said investigators were actively following her case.

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“They were working on it. They had leads and they were working on their leads,” he said. Paul’s missing persons report was not made public at the time. Soucy said the police receive thousands of missing persons reports each year, and only a handful are released to the media. He said criteria for releasing a report considers the person’s age, mental state, their risk level or if there are no leads in the case. A post-mortem was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 18 but Soucy said police are not releasing the results at this time. He said it is “too early to tell” if there are suspects in the case. “It’s still being actively investigated,” he said. In light of this incident, the police are asking women, particularly those involved in the sex trade, to be vigilant and exercise good safety practices.

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Sex trade workers are reminded to: • Be aware of surroundings and avoid isolated areas. • Trust your instincts when you don’t feel safe. • Let someone know if you must leave the area. • Take more time than usual before getting into a vehicle. • Try to work in teams so someone knows what vehicle you get in. • Keep a cell phone and make sure it’s charged and has minutes on it. • Have a personal safety plan prepared should a dangerous situation arise. • Report bad dates immediately to police, or to someone you trust. • Check in regularly with people you know, so they know you are okay. Anyone with information in this case is urged to call police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or phone Crime Stoppers at 613233-8477.

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Centrepointe art exhibit inspired by quantum physics Jennifer McIntosh

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Arts - Gatineau artist Denis Larouche is adding another dimension to landscapes. Larouche’s upcoming exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at Ben Franklin Place pairs quantum physics – the study of physical phenomena at the microscopic level – with traditional landscape painting. “As a student I was always really interested in science,” Larouche said, recalling an experiment where the weight of a ball and the length of a plane determined where the ball would fall. “It was so fascinating, but I was bad at math so it was something I never pursued,” he said. “I went on to my art career and sort of forgot about it. But I always had the interest.” The exhibit will open on

Sept. 27 with an opening celebration on Oct. 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The works are striking and bring into focus theories like Einstein’s theory of relativity and Louis de Broglie’s theory on the wave-like behaviour of particles. Larouche said you don’t have to be a physicist to get the connection. “There’s one painting about the cycle of water, from gas to solid,” he said. “Nebulae for example, are made of gases and dust. They eventually turn to stars, so it’s like new life.” Larouche said as he learns more about the nature of what we are and what we are made of, he wants to translate this into a visual form and incorporate it his paintings. His primary medium is oil paint. The effect is to create visual metaphors that convey what a wondrous universe we live in,

he said. “We hear so much right now about cuts to science and pure research,” Larouche said. “And yet all this technology that defines our time is a product of fundamental research in physics, be it lasers, CDs, MRI, television and radio, communications, GPS, and the list goes on.” Larouche is an alumnus of the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Originally from Québec City, Larouche is well travelled, having explored Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Ghana. Back in Canada he has had several exhibits and plans to expand his work on the relationship between art and physics in the future. For more information about his work, visit www.denislarouche.com.

Proceeds from sale of soap go to help students in need Continued from page 33

Fat comes from Double Happiness and Thyme and Again on Somerset Street, the Red Apron on Gladstone Avenue and The SmoQue Shack on York Street. After it’s collected, they boil it down to remove seasoning and then transport it to Purple Urchin, a natural soap retailer, where it’s made. “It takes 30 days for the

soap to dry off and be ready for sale,” Fairbanks said, adding the soap is available for purchase at the college’s Fitness Zone, Savoir Faire and www.dirtyducksoap.ca. Fairbanks said the proceeds from the sale of the soap go into an emergency slush fund designed to help students in need. “If students need help purchasing safety shoes, other equipment, or even just paying

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News - Residents who live around the corner of Richelieu and Lafontaine streets in Vanier met with police along with staff from the city and community housing to say enough is enough when it comes to prostitution. Although the number of “john sweeps” in the area has increased recently, with three occurring in the past two months, residents voiced concerns about street prostitution at a councillor-led meeting on Sept. 18. “Hookers line up along the wall like pigeons,” said resident Suzan Proulx, who described an area close to her home. “No one will want to buy homes here, even though it’s the most affordable option in the city.” Proulx was not the only one concerned about property values, safety and the constant “strange” cars seen at around the same time every day. Louise Levesque, who has been a Vanier resident for more than 60 years, said she has had enough and wants Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and police to help make a difference in her neighbourhood. The meeting stemmed from concerns raised around an Ottawa Community Housing-owned property, Richelieu Court, where residents say they hear screaming and loud noises at all hours and witness drug trafficking and prostitution on a regular basis. “There are good residents who live in that building, who don’t deserve to live with some of the other individuals,” Levesque said. To help field some of the questions and concerns, community housing executive director Joanne Poirier, as well as the district director for the east end, the head of security, and other OCH representatives, attended the meeting to discuss the property. As the meeting went on, however, the concerns quickly became more about the issues happening on the streets outside the property than on the site itself -- something OCH cannot control, representatives said. Some residents, like Levesque, email OCH after an event has occurred. She has even gone as far as attending tribunal hearings, stating this work could become her other

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Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury discusses concerns about drug trafficking and prostitution on south Vanier streets at the St. Laurent Complex on Sept. 18. full time job. “I’m glad you send us emails, we need to track events to be able to evict,” Poirier said. “We can’t have our tenants disturbing our neighbours.” Police Insp. Chris Rheaume encouraged people in the audience to be active in reporting crime by calling 236-1222 any time they see suspicious activity. “For people to take back their streets, its one at a time. Everyone has to work together,” Rheaume, adding a complaint or concern is much stronger when it’s reported. “The recent john sweeps were based on complaints. It makes a difference,” he said. One resident, for example, witnessed 165 prostitution incidents during a 30-period and reported them all to police in one go. Rheaume said that work resulted in an immediate john sweep. Proulx asked what the community could do as a whole to help make a difference. “I want this place to be beautiful,” she said. “How are we going to move beyond this? Is it manageable? How is it going to get better?” Fleury said part of making

the community better is working together, reporting crime and keeping all partners informed. “There is not one key that can make it work. If there was, we would put the key in the lock and it would work. It’s a combination of things that we need to do,” Fleury said. Crime Prevention Ottawa executive director Nancy Worsfold told resident they too can do their part. “When it comes to the johns, embarrass them. Send their plates to the police,” she said. Part of an ongoing program the police run, Worsfold said, is that police will send out a letter to whomever the vehicle is registered, stating the car was located in an area with a high volume of sex trade workers. Rheaume said he personally signs the letters and in some case, it’s just the right amount of embarrassment to keep that particular john from coming back. Levesque said there has been some incredible support from OCH staff and police and she simply asked for a stronger presence in the future. “We are the victims -- we need it to stop,” Levesque said.

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Community - Artist Katerina Mertikas makes it her mission to give back to the community. Little did she know one day the community would give back to her. The south Ottawa resident was presented with a United Way Community Builder Award at the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre on Bank Street on Sept. 19. That day, Mertikas unveiled three of her large canvas paintings created to hang in the health centre. The three oil paintings highlight the diversity and cultural mosaic of Ottawa, with children as the main focus. Mertikas said her paintings welcome a sense of openness and community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful opportunity for an artist,â&#x20AC;? she said about having her work on display at the health centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so very pleased to be able to share my happy, cheerful art in public spaces where many will get a chance to see the way I depict a busy, naive, expressionistic style of art.â&#x20AC;? During the unveiling, Michael Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Byrne, co-chair of volunteer recognition on United Way Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign cabinet, presented Mertikas with the award, which recognizes individuals who give back to their community through volunteering or by contributing in some way. Mertikas said having the opportunity to share her art with others and give back simultaneously is a dream come true. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am an immigrant myself,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The many services that United Way provides to newcomers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the

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Mertikas and her colourful artwork are receiving recognition on a different scale. Earlier this year, Hallmark and UNICEF chose her paintings for use as cover art on greeting cards, making her the first Ottawa artist to have been selected by both companies. This is the 18th consecutive year Mertikasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art has been selected to appear on a UNICEF card. Proceeds from the sale of the UNICEF cards go towards helping children around the world receive the basic necessities of life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I believe in seeing,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of my art is full of children and joy and I would only like to see other children benefit from some relief as well.â&#x20AC;? As an artist, Mertikas wishes to see many places benefit and share in her art through donations, fundraisers, card sales, and auctions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought was just a plus for me to show my work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt super proud, not for me, but for my daughters and especially my grandkids who were there clapping for me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is usually the other way around. I hope to instill in my family the drive to help in any small way we can in life.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that good comes from doing good somewhere down the road. An amazing recognition for me. I am honoured.â&#x20AC;? For more information on Mertikasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; art, please visit her website at www. katerinamertikas.com.


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TV show, and so the series, called “80,000 and Counting” was born. “Everybody who knows somebody with diabetes should know something about it,” she said. “It’s all about maintaining a balance between stress, food, and a proper diet.” For the series, Kemp interviewed more than thirty leaders, individuals, and high-profile health care professionals and professional athletes.

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Karen Kemp is the brains and host behind 80,000 and Counting, a TV show with the goal of supplying those with diabetes a dose of healthy lifestyle tips. disease, Kemp has been passionately involved in the diabetes community as a diabetes resource manager and an outreach development worker for many years, providing presentations and workshops throughout the Ottawa area. “The number of people living with diabetes is rapidly growing,” she said. “I knew very little about diabetes until I was diagnosed.” What is most frightening, is the fact that every 10 seconds, someone loses their life to a diabetes-related complication. But for Kemp, these aren’t just statistics. They are ingrained in her life history. Kemp lost her grandparents, two aunts, and her sister to the devastating disease. Even if one does everything by the book, diabetes is very difficult to control, and one can still suffer serious life-threatening complications like kidney failure, heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, and ampu-

tation. Aware of the growing numbers people with diabetes affects, she thought a good time to pitch a

Kemp received the Volunteer of the Year award in 2011 from the Canadian Diabetes Association for her dedication as an association volunteer for more than 25 years and her work within the local diabetes community. She has also been a World Diabetes Day event planner since 2010, and is a director and co-founder of the Diabetes Action Network. She has dedicated 29 years of her life helping others overcome the disease/ Advances in technology have helped people with diabetes control the disease. With the use of an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor, life is much easier – and safer, said Kemp.

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The monitor tells how much insulin Kemp will need if, say, she eats a piece of toast, to balance her sugar levels out. Just as the world of medicine and clinical trials develop, so will the abundance of networks, workshops, and support groups, said Kemp. “The average general practitioner can’t and won’t know everything,” she said. It’s taken her years to share her personal journey, but she believes something positive can only come from it. “My goal and mission is to give people the resources to manage their diabetes to live the healthiest live possible,” she said. “Most people think you simply take insulin and stay away from sugar,” she said. Like others, Kemp didn’t know managing diabetes was a constant 24-hour-a-day job. She didn’t know one had to count every carbohydrate, schedule every meal, and continually test one’s blood sugar and self-adjust the insulin to compensate the highs and lows. The series focuses on diabetes research, education, prevention and healthy-living on Rogers TV Channel 22 on Sundays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at noon, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

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New Edinburgh resident Chelsey Ellis, in blue, and Arnprior’s Adrienne Lewis, in purple, demonstrate how to dredge the bottom of the Jock River with nets in order to collect samples of insects living in the water. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, City Stream Watch, Ottawa Fly Fishers Society and a handful of volunteers took part in the sixth-annual aquatic insect and fly fishing workshop on Sept. 21.

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river. Found among the silt were water boatman, crawfish, water scorpions and megaloptera, the latter being “an indicator of really good water quality,” said Lewis, an aquatic resource technician with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and City Stream Watch. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority partnered with seven other Ottawa agencies – City of Ottawa, Heron Park Community Association, Ottawa Flyfishers Society, Rideau Roundtable, National Defense Headquarters - Fish and Game Club, Ottawa Stewardship Council and the National Capital Commission – to create the City Stream Watch. The purpose of the program is to gather, record and manage information on the health of waterways in the city.

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Community - Volunteers braved rainy weather and waded out into the mouth of the Jock River at the Rideau River, collecting samples of insects to test the quality of the water. Chelsey Ellis, a former Barrhaven resident currently living in New Edinburgh, said the event is held once a year, giving people a chance to get hands-on with nature. Streams, lakes and creeks are tested twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall to get an idea of the health of the water, said Ellis, City Stream Watch co-ordinator. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, City Stream Watch, and the Ottawa Flyfishers Society hosted the sixth-annual aquatic insect and fly fishing workshop at

Jock River Landing on Saturday, Sept. 21. Participants spent the morning collecting invertebrates living in the water before learning how to properly cast a line. Adrienne Lewis, who grew up in Kanata and currently resides in Arnprior, demonstrated the “water dance” to the group, showing them how to stir up the silt to find the water-dwelling bugs. To perform the H2O twostep, participants twisted their feet into the bottom of the lake and used a long pole with a net on the end to scoop up anything that came loose. Dressed in rubber waders and carrying long-poled nets, volunteers took to the water to perform the water dance. After each turn, the nets were emptied into white containers filled with water then sorted through to see what types of invertebrates are living in the

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For 25 years the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) has supported the important work of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa by providing educational and enrichment opportunities to children, youth and families in our community.

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Community - Sarah Nolan-Downs will run this weekend in the secondannual South Ottawa Race Day. With each stride she will be helping the community raise money for brain cancer research, a cause close to her heart. In January, Nolan-Downs lost her eldest daughter, Chase, to an aggressive form of brain cancer which became more invasive in late 2012. Chase had battled brain cancer for nearly 14 years of her life, undergoing treatment after treatment, enduring rounds of chemotherapy. Her last days were spent at Roger’s House, a palliative care centre for terminally ill children. For Nolan-Downs, the loss is still very raw. The family takes it day by day, but with two other younger children, her world revolves around them and in ensuring their future is solid. “Because she was sick all her life,

Since 1988, CAFO has provided $3.2M of direct support to 6,400 children, youth and families. This support would not have been possible without our caring and compassionate community. For the past 25 years, community support has allowed CAFO to: • provide $1.5M in bursaries to 577 current and former Crown wards to support their dream of a postsecondary education; • send 3,489 children to camp; • provide essential items, such as cribs, high chairs and beds to 1,100 families to ensure children are safe and well cared for; • allow 550 children and youth to participate in a sports or recreational activity to help build skills, confidence and character; and • provide professional tutoring for 221 children, so they may improve their math and literacy skills.

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Chase Downs was 14 years old when she was passed away from an aggressive form of brain cancer. Now, her mother, Sarah Nolan-Downs, will keep her memory alive by helping the community find a cure for brain cancer during the second annual South Ottawa Race Day. we took it day by day,” she said. “Losing her has rocked that feeling of living life to the fullest right now. Our children are our focus; we are trying to build a future for them.” Nolan-Downs will help sponsor the race for the second year in a row through her dance company, DanceRoots, and will be running the 5K leg, and helping launch the event by addressing the crowd. As she runs, Nolan-Downs will take comfort in knowing she is one step closer to helping find a cure with

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hundreds of other runners. The support her family has felt from the community has been remarkable, she said, adding that if it weren’t for them, it would be much more difficult to cope. Last year, the family walked 1k with her, a challenge for Chase who was getting weaker as time went on. “She fought hard all her life,” said Nolan-Downs. South Ottawa Race Day is an event that will always be close to their hearts, she added. “It was because of Chase that I got involved,” she said. And it is because of Chase that her memory will always live on, especially in DanceRoots. When Chase passed away, the dance community rallied together, bringing their choreography to schools in the area and raising for the Chase Downs Memorial Fund. A large painting of a tree with the inscription “Chase Your Dreams”, hangs in the foyer of DanceRoots, an artwork where, if one looks closely, they’ll see the painting was actually done by fingers. The painting was created by the students of Steve MacLean Public School in honour of Chase. When Nolan-Downs speaks of her late daughter, she remembers a very funny girl who loved to draw and write stories. Although she was legally blind due to her cancer, she was always “business before pleasure”. “She took school very seriously, she had a huge heart, loved her brother and her sister,” said NolanDowns. “She never got in trouble. She did what was asked of her. The amount that her body went through … she persevered.” The South Ottawa Race Day takes place this Sunday, Sept. 29. The day’s events include a half-marathon, half-marathon relay, 10K, 5K, and 2K family fun run and walk. All proceeds from the race goes to brain cancer research. Organizers are hoping to exceed last year’s amount, which saw the community raise nearly $100,000. For more information, please visit www.southottawaraceday.com.


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Shortly before 9AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, I was going over my final speaking notes for an event taking place later that morning, and received a short note advising members of City Council that there was collision between an OC Transpo bus and a train, with “details to follow”. As details unfolded, we were stunned and saddened to hear about the tragic events that took place that morning. I join River Ward residents and residents across Ottawa, and beyond our Nation’s Capital, in extending my deepest sympathies to those affected by this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones, and with those persons and their loved ones who were injured in this crash. Our hearts ache with yours.

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Rick Chase, right was elected incoming president of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce – soon to be known as the chairman of the West Ottawa Board of Trade – at the organization’s annual general meeting held at the Brookstreet Hotel on Sept. 18. He’s shown here with Rosemary Leu, the organization’s executive director. The Kanata chamber’s membership has grown this year to 417 businesses, an increase of 15 new members. “We grow every year,” said Leu. EVENTS

The annual general meeting kicks off the start of an event-filled year for the chamber including: • Oct. 16: Cocktails and Commerce Business Showcase at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 101 Kanata

Ave., starting at 5:30 p.m. • Oct. 22: Small Business Week breakfast at Next, a restaurant on 6400 Hazeldean Rd., starting at 7:30 a.m. The keynote speaker is Saad Bashir, director of economic development and innovation at the city. • Nov. 21: Food for Thought: Kanata’s food and wine show, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Thank you to OC Transpo staff and our first responders, the Ottawa Fire Service, Paramedic Service and Police Service, who provided exemplary service. You helped us get through these last days and we will continue to call on you. Additionally, bus riders, and residents who came upon the scene, heroically helped crash victims. We are grateful for your actions. Thank you also to our health care community.

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To signal the City’s sadness at the loss of life, flags at all City buildings were lowered to half mast and there is a book of condolences at Jean River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, Rivi Pigott Place at• City Hall where you mayquartier offer your personal sympathies. Details are emerging about vigils and celebration of life services and some residents are expressing grief by bringing flowers to the Fallowfield Station. F A L L 2 0 1 1 We are also reminded that the psychological • Canada derives its name from the Iroquois word kanata, impacts of a traumatic event like this can take meaning “village” or “settlement”. River Ward Cit many forms and may be immediate or delayed. • James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. @CouncillorMcRae Those whether directly indirectly, can country b Please join meaffected, in celebrating our or magnificent • Canada’s official colours – red and white – were feel dazed, numb, helpless or anxious. There are F A L L 2 0 1 proclaimed by King George V in 1921. many mental health supportsour available proudly displaying flag in inour your • Canada derives its name from the Iroquois word kanata, community and you can find more information on • Canada’s “Maple Leaf” flag was first flown on meaning “village” or “settlement”. home or invented business. my website or by calling office. • James Naismith my basketball in 1891. @CouncillorMcRae February 15, 1965.

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Community - New name, same organization. The Kanata Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to change its name to the West Ottawa Board of Trade during its annual general meeting held at the Brookstreet Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The motion was given the final stamp of approval by the chamber’s board of directors immediately following the meeting. Members voted on a modified version of a motion approved in August, which was also passed unanimously, to change the chamber’s name to the West Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. But the organization hit a snag in the renaming effort when the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce sent a letter threatening potential legal action if the West Ottawa name was adopted. Ottawa Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ian Farris said in an earlier interview that his organization, founded under a special statute in 1857 and governed by the Federal Boards of Trade Act, owns the legal right to the name Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Farris said the Kanata name change would be understood within the city, but businesses coming from outside the municipality’s limits may not understand the distinction between Ottawa and west Ottawa chambers. After meeting with the Ottawa chamber last week, the Kanata chamber agreed to a compromise, replacing the name chamber of commerce with board of trade. “We will still be the chamber of commerce serving Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton,” said Rosemary Leu, the chamber’s executive director. “It’s a compromise, but I think we actually feel it’s a strong compromise. “We felt that this way we had a name that represents the members and no risk of us getting into a protracted legal fight.” The Kanata chamber’s 417 member businesses are located in the following areas: • Kanata: 55 per cent • Goulbourn: 14 per cent • West Carleton: 11 per cent • Nepean: 10 per cent • Greater Ottawa area: six per cent • Out of town: three per cent The name change will become official once it’s approved by the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. At the annual general meeting, members also voted to change the name of the organization’s president to chairperson. Rick Chase, a director of the Ottawa Marriott hotel chain, was elected president – soon to be chairman of the West Ottawa Board of Trade. Chase said the chamber promises to be more active in lobbying at city hall. “We’re trying to have more involvement with city hall and trying to be the voice of the area when it comes to business,” said Chase.

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Community - Sandy Hill residents are worried a former church at 87 Mann Ave. could become home to the neighbourhood’s largest party patio. Changes to a planned addition to the former church mean that required “amenity space” will largely be provided on the flat roof of the addition. At just under 150 square metres, the rooftop patio could hold up to 160 people, said architect Robert Martin. But that’s based on a capacity calculation only – with the landscaping and addition of features to break up the space, the patio would hold fewer people and they would be separated into different sections of the space. Still, the planning committee of Action Sandy Hill expressed reservations. “It is probably the only outdoor gathering space of its size in Sandy Hill,” said John Verbaas during a Sept. 18 meeting. A presentation about alterations to the 60-unit apartment dwelling was followed by a discussion about the merits of advising Black Iris Developments, which is proposing the building, to apply for a reduction in the required amenity space so it would not have to provide the rooftop patio. The patio is a new feature of the development, which originally included an addition that mimicked the style of the church in place of the existing church manse. But Martin said city planners suggested he consider a more contemporary design to complement the old church, which will be retained. That led to a shift in the design to make it more modern, with a flat roof that could accommodate the patio. Responding to concerns about noise, Martin said Black Iris intends to allocate one of the suites to a livein superintendant so there is full-time management on site to address any

issues. Other changes that were presented included the plan to partially furnish the small studio units, which would range in size from 23 square metres to 27 square metres. That would minimize “move-in day chaos.” Action Sandy Hill planning committee members pointed out that unless the residents are all students, their movein dates would vary. Martin said the building could attract students or young professionals.

The developer has filed a rezoning application to the city to change the institutional zoning on part of the site to match the high-density residential zoning on the remainder of the site. The heights are within limits already allowed on the site – about 12 metres high. Six parking spaces would be provided. Black Iris would need an exemption from the city to reduce that number from the 40 spaces that would be required for a building of that size.

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Architect Robert Martin shows new plans for an expansion of the former St. Clement’s church on Mann Avenue on Sept. 18.

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Sept. 28

Parkdale United Church’s fall rummage sale will take place at 429 Parkdale Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information please call the church at 613-728-8656 or visit parkdaleunitedchurch.ca.

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Oct. 9

Central Christian Women’s Club invites you to hear its feature speaker Joan Thiessen from Stoney Creek, who will be talking about Coping with Change. Music will be provided by the outstanding vocalist Randy Jost. The cost is $8 and $4 for firsttimers. Refreshments will be provided. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 1475 Merivale Rd. Call 613692-6290 for information.

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The Nepean Fine Arts League invites you to its bi-annual art exhibition and sale on Oct. 11 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall located at 1000 Byron Ave. Admission and parking are free. For more information please contact Erika Farkas 613440-2683 or email Erika_farkas@ yahoo.ca.

Oct. 17

Do you have stories to tell? Stories of courage, of humour, of a different time in history? No great expertise is required, but some exercises can help develop an interesting style. These sessions are easy-going, encouraging appreciation, not critiquing. A weekly theme helps provide stimulus. Join us to start writing the anecdotes of a joyous autobiography on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sessions run from Oct. 17 to Dec. 5 and include comfortable surroundings, time for chat and refreshments. For full information and registration call 613-695-0505 or email clderR0012310274

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The Britannia United Church is hosting its annual roast beef dinner on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. A musical offering from the South Mountain Gospel Singers, a well-known group from the Winchester and Morrisburg Area, will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased by Oct. 2. Tickets are available from Verne and Marilyn Bruce (613-828-0704) or at the church office (613-828-0704).

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Oct. 26

Woodroffe United Church’s fall bazaar will take place at 207 Woodroffe Ave. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items available include china, books, bake table, silent auction, toys, flea market, jewelry, used furniture and much more. For more information, please contact the church at 613-722-9250. The Friends of the Farm is holding a used book drop-off for our Used book sale fundraiser to be held in June. No magazines, encyclopaedias, or text books please. The drop-off will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Building 72 at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, located east off the Prince of Wales Drive roundabout. For more information, call 613-230-3276 or email info@ friendsofthefarm.ca.

Oct. 27

All are invited to join Britannia United Church’s 140th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10:15 a.m. Sunday services on Oct. 13 and 20 will reflect the themes for the special anniversary morning service on Oct. 27. Following the anniversary service, attendees are invited to watch a presentation highlighting Britannia’s church history. Both adults and children are encouraged to attend this service.

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Aries, someone whose opinion matters to you may disagree with you on an important point. Use your powers of persuasion, and both of you will be better for it. Take your upbeat attitude to new heights this week, Taurus. New challenges will emerge in the coming weeks, so find new inspiration and things will go smoothly. Gemini, keep your head on straight over the next week, which figures to be hectic. Cool heads always prevail, and your calm approach will be noticed by others. Cancer, your ingenuity is treasured among the people closest to you, but those who do not know you may be unfamiliar with the tricks you have up your sleeve. Take time to show them. Leo, someone wants to take your relationship to another level, so let this person know you are on the same page. Otherwise, you both may be floundering around for some time. Virgo, good news awaits on the job this week, even if it is totally unexpected. Nonetheless, it can be exciting to know that someone is watching out for you.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Cape near Lisbon 5. Chew the fat 9. Time of the 90th meridian 12. 1982 planned city in Israel 13. Vehicle carrying passengers 14. Expression of surprise 15. Long range nuclear weapon 16. 2nd largest Muslim denomination 17. Mad Men’s Draper 18. Spanish artist Salvador 19. S.F. murdered mayor 20. Baby talk fathers 22. Religious discourse 24. Poet Dickinson 25. Emblem stamps 26. Competes 27. 40th state 28. Expects 31. In an ageless way 33. A person in religious orders 34. Pa’s partner 35. Two considered as a unit 36. NE 68770

Libra, you may be excited about an upcoming event or getaway, but don’t let your anticipation get the best of you. Remember, you do need to plan and pack. Scorpio, embrace a challenge that presents itself this week. No matter the scale of the challenge, you will soon find you’re up to it, and so will those around you. Sagittarius, be open to new experiences, as you do not know when surprises are going to come around the bend. This week may prove to be a real eye-opener. It’s time to ditch any bad habits that have been holding you back, Capricorn. Set a new course, with new goals, and those old habits will soon be an afterthought. A heightened sense of urgency may have you jumping into a situation, Aquarius. But give this situation the careful consideration it deserves. Keep your eyes on the future. Pisces, now is the time to redirect some of your professional ambitions to your personal life. It’s an effort worth making.

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