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EMC news - Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi is finding success in his push to make it easier to collect unpaid traffic fines. Almost 70 per cent of unpaid fines owed to municipalities are related to provincial Highway Traffic Act offences and the Ontario Liberals were set to introduce legislation last week that would strengthen the government’s ability to collect that money. Transportation Minister Glen Murray came to Ottawa on March 18 to make the announcement because he said the idea started here. The changes mean drivers wouldn’t be able to renew their Ontario vehicle licence plates without paying off their fines.

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Music for Humanity concert aims to eradicate polio Steph Willems

Plans are moving forward to create a Sparks Street Stanley Cup monument. –Page 35

Currently, Ontario only prevents people from renewing their drivers’ licences, which must be done every five years. The legislation would also restrict Ontario drivers from having more than one licence plate they could swap out on their vehicle. Out-of-province offenders are also being targeted under the proposed legislation. So far, Ontario has drafted an agreement with the Quebec government to share information about drivers who receive fines in Ontario for offences such as running red lights. Discussions with other provinces will follow, Murray said. Naqvi said he brought the proposals forward because unpaid traffic fines are a “real and significant” issue for Ottawa.

EMC news – In the past half-century, humanity has made great strides in ridding the world of the dreaded disease of polio, but there is still work to do. To this end, the University of Ottawa’s school of music has teamed with the Rotary Club of West Ottawa for a fundraising concert aimed at helping eradicate the few re-

maining hotspots of the crippling illness. Planned for April 6 at the First Unitarian Church on Cleary Avenue, the Music for Humanity concert was organized by Rotarian Mike Traub and concertmaster Adam Cicchillitti, a master’s student at the university. Cicchillitti, 25, attended a Rotary Club meeting and was “impressed” by the humanitarian work being done by the members.

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“When I started doing my own research on polio I decided to contribute my time to the concert,” he said, adding that his fellow music students “were excited to be involved” in the concert. Traub, a 28-year member of the club, has been organizing the concert for 10 years now, in partnership with music students from the university. “It gives them an audience and gives us a way of eliminating polio,” said Traub.

Until the mid-20th century, polio was the most feared childhood disease in the developed world, afflicting thousands of Canadian children. Those who survived the disease faced an adult life diminished by paralysis, disfigurement and dependency on a ventilator. A new vaccine – the miracle fearful parents were longing for – was created by Dr. Jonas Salk following a devastating 1952 outbreak. Following suc-

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cessful trials, the vaccine was approved for wide-scale use. Salk’s research received large amounts of financial support from ordinary citizen donors and that grassroots fundraising continues for the benefit of the children of the developing world. In 1985 Rotary International declared its intention to rid the world of polio, which was still a scourge outside of the Western world. Currently, polio is only prevalent in three countries: Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. See DISEASE, page 18

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Rotarians donate towards new youth treatment centre Steph Willems

EMC news – Famed restaurateur Dave Smith’s dream of a new building to house his youth treatment centre is close to reaching its goal. With 10 hectares in rural Kanata

ready to accept construction of a new 30-bed office and residential complex, the centre’s foundation got a vote of confidence – and large cash donation – from the Rotary Club of West Ottawa last week. Smith was the guest of honour at the March 12 luncheon where

his foundation, chaired by Stephen McGill, was handed a cheque for $25,000. The money was raised through the sale of the 2013 Ottawa Rotary Cash Calendar, which featured photos donated by Ottawa artist Brigitta von Dulong.



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Annual Cash Calendar sales allow the Rotarians to contribute to humanitarian and educational causes in their community. This is the second year the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre has been the major beneficiary of the club, with another committed year to follow. “Thank you for providing us the opportunity to be involved in the community in a way that is certainly being felt,” club president Ken Murray said to Smith and McGill after presenting the cheque. Currently the residences and offices of the centre, which has operated since 1993, are scattered across the city in three properties, totaling a 62-kilometre round trip. Thanks to financial donations from community groups and individuals to its foundation, plus ongoing funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Champlain LHIN, the centre is ready to consolidate its facilities. A plot of land just north of Scotiabank Place was selected to be the new home of the centre, which would have two 15-bed residential buildings (one for each gender) as well as offices, common rooms, and recreational space. “Currently we’re operating out of what we always intended to be a temporary situation,” said McGill, who has served as foundation chair for 12 years. “One location means we can be a lot more efficient … It’s the perfect environment for these young people to have.” The centre caters to youth aged 13 to 21 who are experiencing addiction or mental health issues, though often those issues happen concurrently, making treatment challenging. Parents and caregivers can also receive counselling at the facility to increase

the odds of long-term recovery. McGill listed the social and financial impact of mental health and addiction issues in Canada, which cost the government $40 billion each year in Canada, and $6.7 billion annually in Ontario alone. “The encouraging news is that for every dollar spent on treatment, $4 to $7 are saved on health care alone,” said McGill, thanking the Rotary Club for giving the centre heightened credibility through their ongoing support. Dave Smith, who was raised in Lowertown as one of 13 kids, has spent 56 years in the restaurant business in Ottawa, and has been giving back to his community for most of that time. He sees the centre that bears his name as “making an investment in our own backyard, which is so important.” Displaying his characteristic sense of humour, Smith thanked the club for their support, but jokingly encouraged them to donate more, adding the rationale, “it’s fun.” “You have no idea how we are able to change these kid’s lives,” said Smith. “We have counsellors who are so dedicated to these kids, it’s unbelievable. “Thank you for coming on board with us, thank you for the money you donate to us – with your help, we can do unbelievable things. We have the know-how, we have the knowledge … when this new centre comes out of the ground, we’re going to have a lot to cheer about.” Smith and McGill hope work begins this spring on the new centre, as a building process has already been approved and an architect chosen.

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Condo proposal riles Carlington residents Comment period extended, public meeting to be held following outcry Steph Willems

EMC news - A six-storey condo proposed for 1110 Fisher Ave. is being met with opposition by its Carlington neighbours. A monthly general meeting of the Carlington Community Association last week took on a one-issue focus after numerous residents jammed the meeting room to speak out against the proposal. For the 42-unit development to be built, the city would have to approve the zoning bylaw amendment submitted by property owner Prestige Design, which requests an R5 zoning in place of the existing R2F zoning to allow for the six-storey structure. Many residents are determined to prevent the rezoning, calling the project unacceptable for the property, which backs onto residential backyards and is adjacent to a school. Murray Peacock, who lives on neighbouring Trent Street, is among the group speaking out against the proposal. “The people (living) in the area are very upset about the proposal,” he said. “It’s way too big for the property. Going from an R2F to a R5 is unprecedented in this neighbourhood.” Peacock said the proposal’s height – 26 metres – includes a mechanical penthouse, mean-


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mands from several community members who called on the association to state their opinion explicitly, the board met on March 17. Association president Josh McJannett said a motion was passed at that meeting making it clear that “the Carlington Community Association does not support the proposed R5 rezoing at 1110 Fisher Avenue.” The motion, which passed unanimously, is contained within the board minutes that will be posted to the association’s

website. Also stemming from that board meeting was news that – in response to residents’ concerns - a public meeting will be held on April 3 at the Alexander Community Centre to discuss issues related to the application. “An update on the CCA’s advocacy and activities with respect to this file will be provided at the April 3 special general meeting,” said McJannett in a statement posted on the association’s website.

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Former councillor Cullen to make second NDP bid After losing out on Ottawa Centre, ex-Bay Ward representative looks to Ottawa West-Nepean Laura Mueller

EMC news - After a failed bid to return to provincial politics in the Ottawa Centre riding, former city councillor Alex Cullen will now seek the NDP nomination in Ottawa WestNepean. The riding association sought him out after he lost the Ottawa Centre nomination to public school board chairwoman Jennifer McKenzie. While Cullen admitted that the left-wing party has a better chance in Ottawa Centre than in Ottawa WestNepean, he said he’s ready to stand for an election he expects to come sometime this year. “It’s the riding where I live. It’s the riding where I have a lot of political capital,” Cullen said. “I am pretty confident that I will get that nomination.” His first campaign in Ottawa WestNepean was actually a successful run for the Liberals in a 1997 byelection. Cullen left that party and sat as an independent, but later vacated the seat and ran for the Ontario NDP in Ottawa West-Nepean in the next election. If he is successful in gaining the Ontario NDP’s nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean, he would be running against MPP Bob Chiarelli, who served as mayor while Cullen was a city councillor, as well as Progressive Conservative Randall Denley, a former city-hall columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. “We are three middle-aged white guys who know each other too well,” Cullen said. The nomination is uncontested, as far as Cullen knows. Wendy Byrne represented the party in the 2011 election. Ottawa West-Nepean has often been held by the Liberals provincially. Chiarelli has held the seat since 2010. Before that, Mayor Jim Watson held Ottawa West-Nepean for the Liberals from 2003 to 2010. Federally, Conservative John Baird has held the riding since 2006. Cullen said the NDP still has a chance in the riding even thought it hasn’t had a strong showing in the past. The Liberals have been discredited by financial mismanagement scandals, Cullen said, and the

Conservatives are too polarizing with right-wing “slash-and-burn” politics. “I am expecting a three-way fight. It’s not the same situation as in Ottawa Centre where the NDP have come a strong second,” Cullen said. “I wouldn’t count us out.” No nomination date has been set for the Ottawa West-Nepean NDP riding association. The riding association president, Marlene Rivier, could not be reached before deadline to confirm whether Cullen is the only candidate. If is not successful in gaining the NDP nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean, Cullen said he does not intend to seek further nominations in other ridings. “That would be it for the provincial election,” he said. After his last foray into provincial politics, Cullen returned to city council before making a failed run at the mayor’s seat during the 2010 municipal election. When he withdrew from the mayoral race late in the campaign and attempted to return as Bay Ward’s representative, it was too late for him to gain momentum and he lost to Mark Taylor. He has since been working as an assistant to NDP MP Mike Sullivan on Parliament Hill. Cullen began his public life as a school trustee and served as a regional and city councillor in the 1990s.

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Irish society hosts celebration for Rideau Canal workers Michelle Nash

EMC news - It was an old-fashion good time as members of the Irish society, family and friends gathered to officially celebrate the designation of the contribution made by Irish workers to the construction of the Rideau Canal. St. Brigid’s Centre of the Arts was packed on March 14 at a celebration of the official designation from Parks Canada. While the event was months in the making, it has taken years for a dedicated group of people to actually reach the point where the placement of two commemorative plaques at either end of the canal will become a reality. Sean McKenny, president of the Ottawa and District Labour Council, made a special point to thank the hard work of his friend Kevin Dooley for working for more than five years to reach this point. “A tip of the hat is to a friend of mine, and a friend of all of yours, who rightfully demanded the workers be recognized,” McKenny said.

“Thank you, Kevin.” The Rideau Canal was built between 1826 and 1832, a Herculean effort that saw thousands of Irish and French immigrants laying the brickwork for the world-famous waterway. It is estimated that more than 1,000 workers died of malaria during the construction of the canal. In 2006, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was asked by a ad hoc committee made up of members from the Irish Society of the National Capital Region and the Ottawa and District Labour Council to consider the contributions of the Irish workers for designation. Over the past six years, the nomination has been denied twice, but on Nov. 2, 2012, Parks Canada officially announced it would formally recognize the construction workers who built the canal. The evening saw Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and representatives from the Irish Embassy in attendance. “I want to thank all those individuals who worked so hard to get those workers des-

ignated,” Watson said. “We are fortunate to have individuals who worked so hard and they deserve our eternal thanks for recognizing the workers. A job well done and I thank you.” The celebration began with a look back at the history of the building of the canal, featuring poems from local authors, who helped the crowd fall back in time to when bricks were being laid and lives were being lost. Irish Ambassador Ray Bassett, was unable to attend the celebration, but sent a letter applauding the committee’s efforts and the official designation. “The Rideau Canal is a monumental achievement realized by these workers,” said a statement read at the event by Bassett’s assistant Caoimhe Bennis. “The inclusion of these workers is a testament of their hard work.” Bassett’s words had the crowd erupt with applause and cheers. Once official ceremonies were complete, it became an old fashion good time, with music provided by Kevin

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Kevin Dooley plays some traditional Irish music to get the celebration started at the Rideau Canal Workers Designation at St. Brigid’s Centre of the Arts on March 14. The event welcomed dignitaries, families and friends to commemorate the Irish immigrant workers who helped build the canal. Two plaques marking the contribution will be placed at both ends of the canal in August by Parks Canada. Dooley and friends. Two plaques will be placed along the canal route, one located at Jones Falls in Elgin,

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A fresh look at consultation


t’s good news when the city rethinks a process that’s been around for decades. Public consultations deserve a new look. Until now, the city has come to the public with a proposal and then asked people to react. It leaves residents with the impression that the city has already made up its mind about what it wants to do and is just going through the motions of consulting. Michael Powell from the Dalhousie Community Association has commented that city consultations are “like always being asked what you want on your hot dog, but never what you might like to eat.� There is also a sentiment among members of the public that consultations happen too late in the process to make a difference. Residents find out about a new city bylaw, p[olicy or program after it has been finessed with city staff and politicians behind the scenes. The city really needs to look at not just how it seeks input, but when. There is also value to tapping a diverse selection of people so that the true diversity of public opinion is captured. Too often, community-level

consultations, as well as public open houses at city hall, are like a reunion. The same people come out for everything. Mostly its because they’re engaged and they have time – retirees are one example – but it’s also because the processes, mechanisms and jargon are confusing and off-putting for outsiders and people who are new to civic engagement. The city needs to find a way to get all those voices into the process. Formal meetings alone don’t do the job. While on-the-street interviews may not capture opinions of people who have given an issue considerable thought, they are grassroots ways to find out how people who pass by a particular property feel about development plans. It would also be easy to phone people who live near a proposed building site, and then call them back after they’ve had a chance to consider the plans. To expand the circle of input even further, the city could involve students at local schools. After all, it’s the kids of today who will often have to live with the results of both good and bad planning deicions for decades to come.


Tackling yet another pesky first world problem


ou’re probably familiar with the term “first world problem.� It refers to the kinds of things people living in a privileged country like ours worry about. Not having enough room in the garage for the second car would be an example. If you look for people with first world problems you find them all around you – in the letters to the editor, on the phone-in shows, at parties, in politics. There are people whose wi-fi is too slow, who don’t get enough cable channels, who don’t get a tax break for their private school fees. Canada as a whole is beset with first world problems. Anyone who travels to less privileged countries is always struck by this on returning. You have just come from a place where people are not free and don’t have enough to eat and you pick up the Canadian newspaper and find that our politicians are arguing about the constitution. That’s a first world problem. Some places don’t have constitutions. In some places, arguing about the constitution gets you locked up. All of this is by way of introduction to the fact that I don’t like the new money. Those new polymer 50s and 20s are too shiny, not to mention slippery. Mind you, W.L. Mackenzie

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town King, who is on the 50, was pretty slippery himself. They don’t feel like money. They don’t even smell like money. There have been questions about the authenticity of the maple leaf. And so on and so on. First world problem: many people in the world would like to have new Canadian 50s and 20s. Still ... you can see right through the new money if you hold it up to the light. Does that seem like money to you, something you can see through? What it seems like is play money. The kids see these shiny pieces of not-exactly-paper lying around that they can see through and they want to play with them. They are more fun to play with than the Published weekly by:

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Canadian Tire money which, by comparison, now seems more like real money. So does Monopoly money, come to think of it. First world problem: Canadian kids play with money. Not too much was heard of all this until fairly recently. That’s because the first new plastic – well, polymer – bills issued in 2011 were 100s and 50s. The plastic 20 didn’t hit until last November, which is when ordinary people began to notice that the new bills stuck together, didn’t always work in vending machines and smelled wrong. In a related development, a poll reported in the Globe and Mail says that the people most likely to be happy with the new money are people with high income and education. Seventy-three per cent of people earning more that $100,000 a year were happy with the new money. And why not? If you had lots of 100s and 50s, you’d be happy too. Somehow your displeasure over bills sticking together would vanish if the bills sticking together were 100s. The Bank of Canada’s official explanation for the use of shiny money is that it will last longer (not that many of us will have it around long enough to notice) and that it is harder to counterfeit. That, you can understand.

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Also, the new 20 depicts the Vimy Memorial, which is a worthy thing to do. However, this could have been done without converting everything to plastic. Printing it up on good old paper would have done the trick. (By the way, do you remember when the previous version of the paper bill was introduced? That was 2004. It was durable, had cotton in it, and hard to counterfeit.) More is to come. By the end of the year, new polymer 5s and 10s will be issued. Then the complaining will begin all over again. As Canadians know, it’s tough living in the first world.

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EMC news - Ottawa Centre MPP and Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi has tabled legislation aimed at protecting the jobs of those caring for ill family members or coping with the abduction or death of a child. The proposed Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), which was introduced on March 14, was set to have its second reading on March 18. If passed, the legislation would create three new leave options for Ontario workers. “It really boils down to making sure family members are there to look after young ones when there is a medical issue,� said Naqvi. “(Often) people are faced with the choice of looking after someone or looking out for their job. In a compassionate society, family should come first.� The Family Caregiver Leave, which was introduced as an election plank in the fall of 2011, would allow for eight weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for employees providing care for a family member suffering from a serious medical condition. The Critically Ill Child Care Leave allows up to 37 weeks of unpaid, job-

protected leave for those providing care for a critically ill child, while the Crime-Related Child Death and Disappearance Leave would allow for up to 52 weeks of unpaid, jobprotected leave for parents of a missing child and up to 104 weeks for parents whose child died as a result of a crime. The legislation for the Family Caregiver Leave was scuttled when the Ontario Legislature was prorogued last fall following then-premier Dalton McGuinty’s resignation. Naqvi re-introduced that legislation earlier this month, while adding two new leaves in order for workers to take advantage of the extended Employment Insurance benefits offered under the federal government’s Helping Families in Need Act, which was passed last fall. “In the case of leaves dealing with missing or critically ill children, in both instances the federal government is extending EI support to those parents,� said Naqvi. “We’re making sure at our end that the job protection is there.� Naqvi said he would be calling upon his federal counterpart to help see EI benefits extended to those taking Family Caregiver Leave.


Ontario Labour Minister Yasir Naqvi introduced legislation last week that, coupled with the federal government’s Employment Insurance extentions, would allow workers to temporarily leave their jobs to care for sick family members or deal with child disappearances or deaths.


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Alex Wagler gets a chance to hold Frank, a blue-tongue skink, alongside staff member Angela DesJardins at the Canadian Museum of Nature on March 13 during the museum’s March break activities. Frank is on loan from local company Reptiles Rock! and is part of the museum’s live animals section. Although Frank will only be staying for a couple more months, the museum will be featuring a new exhibit called the Hidden Life of Ants at the beginning of the summer.



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EMC news - Mayor Jim Watson is set to pull the plug on a new Ottawa casino if he doesn’t get the same sweetheart deal offered to Toronto. The mayor sent a letter to that effect to Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation chairman Paul Godfrey on March 15 after it was revealed that OLG will offer a preferential revenue sharing agreement for a proposed gaming centre in Toronto. “I strongly disagree with the OLG’s suggestion that it is planning to introduce preferential revenue sharing for the City of Toronto that, by function, would discriminate against all other Ontario municipalities,” Watson wrote in the letter. But in a statement issued later that afternoon, Premier Kathleen Wynne insisted “there will be no special deal for Toronto.” Wynne said the OLG is taking the same approach in Toronto as it is in the rest of Ontario. Watson’s letter was prompted by a report in the


Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson fired off a letter to OLG last week calling for all Ontario casino projects to have identical revenue-sharing agreements. Globe and Mail revealing that OLG was planning to give Toronto a sweetheart deal that would give that city more than double its share of

gaming revenue if Toronto allows a casino to be built on its waterfront. Toronto stands to receive $50 to $100 million in hosting fees, according to

the Globe report. Wynne said OLG’s approach to hosting fees will be the same in all the areas being considered for a new casino, but Toronto’s fee would “reflect the size and scale that global gaming companies have confirmed is possible in (that) city.” “If the same capital investment and job potential are possible elsewhere, the same hosting fees would be generated,” Wynne wrote. In a letter sent to the City of Ottawa last November, OLG confirmed that a revenuesharing agreement for Ontario gaming facilities “will not be changed,” even if the facility is relocated within the gaming zone, which would be the case for Ottawa if a new casino is approved here. The city’s negotiations with OLG were based on the understanding that the funding formula would stay the same for all Ontario municipalities, Watson wrote in his letter. OLG is hoping to open five new casinos in different zones in Ontario as part of a “modernization” strategy. Toronto is the only affect-

ed municipality that has yet to vote on whether to accept a new facility. On Oct. 10, Ottawa city council voted 19-5 to “signal its interest” in a possible new gambling facility somewhere in the city. Actual proposals from private developers willing to build a casino in Ottawa wouldn’t arrive until this fall. REVENUE QUESTIONS

The city stands to gain more than $1 million extra from a new slots revenue sharing agreement with OLG signed last fall. But it’s still unclear whether that funding formula would also apply to a new casino. During a city council meeting last November, city clerk and solicitor Rick O’Connor assured city councillors that a new money-distribution agreement for the slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway would not be binding on a new facility, as the OLG looks for a private developer to build a new casino in Ottawa. “We’re going to have a new arrangement and a new agreement if council decides

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EMC lifestyle - While it may seem like spring has just sprung, summer will be here before you know it. According to the education experts at Oxford Learning, that means that it’s time to start thinking about summer learning plans. “Summer learning is a critical – and often overlooked – part of students’ learning. By planning for summer learning now, parents will help their children avoid the summer learning brain drain,” says Nick Whitehead, founder and CEO of Oxford Learning. He offers five reasons why planning for summer learning this spring is so important: 1. Summer is going to be here soon. Spring may have just begun, but before long,

students will be studying for exams and handing in their final term projects, which means that it’s not too early to think about what kids are going to be doing this summer. 2. Summer can undo what children are learning right now. Without maintaining learning momentum and study skills over the summer break, students easily forget everything they’re working hard to learn right now, which means that next year, students need to repeat the same materials they are learning right now. 3. Summer can have an impact on how children learn next year. After a summer off, it can take kids up to three months to get back into the swing of learning. That represents a

huge amount of wasted learning opportunities, and it means that students are not up to their potential from as early as the first day back to class. 4. Kids want to learn in the summer. Research in summer learning studies shows that 56 per cent of students want to be involved in a summer program that helps them keep up with summer schoolwork or prepare for the next grade. 5. Summer programs fill up fast. Most programs are already accepting applications and taking reservations for summer enrolment. Schools, camps, and supplemental tutoring facilities such as Oxford Learning are no exception.


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“It’s amazing that it’s still out there,” Traub said of the disease. “We don’t give up – we’ll get there … . It’s amazing what people in the club do and what a difference ordinary people are making in the world.” Cicchillitti, who is also a teachering assistant at the university’s school of music, has played guitar for most of his life and will be bringing his expertise to the concert. Part of the chamber music playlist will feature Cicchillitti and his colleagues arranging Claude Debussy’s string quartet for classical guitar. “As far as I know, it’s the first time that has been done,” said Cicchillitti.

“I’ve been working on it for a year – it’s exciting to be able to get it out there.” Traub describes the concert as “not your typical classical music,” saying the show brings a lot of variety and energy with it. The church being used as a venue is a good pick, according to Cicchillitti, given its unique interior space and soaring ceiling. “It’s got to be unique among Ottawa churches – it’s good for acoustics,” he said, adding, “They have an amazing piano there.” Traub chose the church as a location for the first concert and has stuck with the venue since. Tickets can be purchased at the door on April 6. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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Mayor Jim Watson is joined by city councillors at a March 18 announcement of the Ontario government’s proposed legislation that would boost the province and city’s abilities to collect unpaid traffic fines – especially from out-of-province drivers. unpaid fines handed out from 1970 onwards, Watson said. If passed, the legislation would only be retroactive for

seven years, which represents $525 million across the province. About two-thirds of that

– around $350 million – is likely to be collected thanks to the new legislation, Murray said.

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Board makes short-term fix for overcrowded schools Trustees vote to send junior kindergarten students to Connaught next year; long-term plan to follow Steph Willems



EMC news – Growing enrolment at public schools in the Hintonburg area have led the Ottawa public school board to adopt measures to alleviate the overcrowding. Following an all-trustee de-

a longer-term solution. A report brought to the meeting outlined the findings of the Near West Accommodation Review and listed suggestions on how to take pressure off both schools during the 2013-2014 school year. Staff consulted with a working group made up of parents and

cision made at a March 5 committee of the whole meeting, junior kindergarten students at Devonshire will be moved to Connaught Public School for the coming school year. However, the decision is an interim measure, affecting only the 2013-2014 school year. The public continues to weigh in on

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number of motions, which were moved, debated, and then passed by fellow trustees. In addition to the redirection of junior kindergarten students to Connaught, the board approved the expenditure of $200,000 to add two full-day kindergarten classes at Connaught. Busing will be provided to take students between the two schools and the board will make a recommendation to the city to allow the Devonshire junior kindergarteners who use the Connaught daycare to be placed on a list for open daycare spots at Devonshire’s before-and-after-school program. Part-time daycare at Connaught will be continued for the upcoming year. The school board is scheduled to ratify the decision on March 26, and some parents believe there is still time to see changes made. Cindy Maraj, a parent of a Devonshire student who has a younger child that will be affected by the decision, says people’s personal situations are dictating how they feel about the interim move. “A few are trying to get the situation turned around,” said Maraj. “It’s a divided camp – some like it, some don’t.” In Maraj’s case, she would like her two children to be able to attend the same daycare. The Devonshire School Aged Program has a sibling policy designed to keep kids from the same family at the same school. Like many, Maraj is concerned that the move to Connaught will create difficulties in picking up her children. “We had what I thought was a daycare plan figured out in full,” said Maraj. “Now, we may not be able to do walkable pickup and drop-offs with two locations.” Despite her objection to the

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decision, Maraj said McKenzie was very involved in the process and did “a wonderful job” hearing the concerns of the affected community. McKenzie could not be reached by the News before publication as she was out of the country. In their effort to create a long-term plan for the situation, the public board has created an accommodation review working group. Composed of representatives of parent councils in the affected area as well as members of community associations, the group is assisting the board in looking for solutions that would be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. Stefan Matiation, who represents the Hintonburg Community Association, commented on the changing face of the community. “When I moved to Hintonburg nine years ago, the OCDSB was considering closing Devonshire – now it is bursting,” said Matiation. Matiation said the group wants an outcome where children living in the community can still walk or bike to school safely. Nobody involved, he said, wants to see any reduction in the number of daycare spaces in the community. An added wrinkle in the story is the planned mixed-use development at 1050 Somerset St., which was approved by the city last year. Located adjacent to Devonshire, the building is slated to contain a community daycare. The dedicated space was announced after concessions were won from the developer following an aborted Ontario Municipal Board appeal levelled by the association. Due to the lack of an available timeline by the developer, Claridge Homes, community members are left wondering when this space can begin taking pressure off +daycares.

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Watchdogs slam health ‘privatization’ Advocates ask Ottawa Hospital for answers on surgery cutbacks Laura Mueller

EMC news - Healthcare watchdog groups are demanding answers about staffing cuts at the Ottawa Hospital. The Ontario Health Coalition, its national counterpoint and the Ontario public service workers’ union told media on March 12 that the hospital and the agency that oversees it, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network, did not follow the proper procedure or assess the impact of closing the Riverside campus endoscopy unit or cutting 1,500 cataract surgeries annually to deal with a $31-million annual budget shortfall. “We are deeply concerned about the depth of cuts and the amount of privatization,” said Natalie Mehra, director of the Ontario Health Coalition. “This is the first case we have seen of a hospital purposefully offloading hospital services to private entities.” The hospital has not said how cutting 5,000 endoscopies will affect access to that service, nor how cutting the equivalent of 290 full-time staff will impact the services the hospital offers. And Rick Janson, campaign officer for the public servants’ union, OPSEU, said there are more cuts to come. “It is our understanding that this is just the beginning,” he said, adding the hospital has begun a review of its outpatient services. Mehra said the cuts are “arbitrary, without proper oversight.” Under the act that gov-

erns the local health networks, they are required to consult the public and have the support of their own boards if they wish to transfer services to another entity (either private or not-for-profit), Mehra said. She argued the cuts to the Ottawa Hospital fall into this category, called an “integration,” but neither the hospital nor the Champlain network undertook any public consultation or discussion about the cuts. According to Mehra, the Champlain network’s board of directors did not pass a motion to approve a transfer of services. “It’s more unclear than ever to patients where they are supposed to access services,” she added. But the head of the Champlain network says the agency followed all the rules. The cutbacks don’t count as an “integration,” so no formal consultation or board decision was required, said Chantale LeClerc, the network’s executive director. At the moment, the three watchdog groups have asked the Champlain network to disclose a full list of services that will be cut, transferred and/or privatized, as well as any evaluation that was used to determine the impact of the cuts. The coalition had not yet received a response the day after sending the letter. If the Champlain network refuses to provide the information they are asking for, the watchdog groups said they might take their complaints to the ministry of health. Janson said OPSEU has not decided whether to take legal action on behalf

of the employees who have received layoff notices, because the union is waiting to see if the hospital will “play by its own rules” and offer those employees a chance to keep doing their jobs with the new provider of that health service. Michael McBane, ex-

ecutive director of the Canadian Health Coalition, said the Ottawa Hospital changes are another sign that health care in Canada is moving away from beLAURA MUELLER/METROLAND ing an integrated, public Michael McBane of the Canadian Health Coalition, right, Natalie Mehra system. of the Ontario Health Coalition and Rick Janson, left, of the Ontario

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Come to Worship - Sunday 10:30 Bible Preaching, Hymn Singing & Friends Good Friday, March 29th Easter Sunday, March 31st 10:30 am

Minister - Rev. William Ball Organist - Alan Thomas Nusery & Sunday School, Loop audio, Wheelchair access

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Metcalfe on 8th Line - only 17 mins from HWY 417

470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro


Riverside United Church Sunday Worship at 11:00am Refreshments / fellowship following service

Come Join Us: (Located corner of Breadner Blvd. and Deniverville Pvt.)

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The West Ottawa Church of Christ meets every Sunday at The Old Forge Community Resource Centre 2730 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1

Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM

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Worship - Sundays @ 6:00 p.m.

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ALL WELCOME Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The Salvation Army Community Church Meeting at St. Andrew School 201 Crestway Dr. 613-440-7555 Barrhaven

CityVView United Church City Epworth Avenue, Nepean 66Ep (613) 224-1021 ww Ministers: Rev. Neil Wallace Margie Ann MacDonald

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Comeâ&#x20AC;Ś Share in Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Love Knox Presbyterian Church

5533 Dickinson St., Manock, ON

Pastor Rev. Kelly Graham OfďŹ ce: 613-692-4228

EASTER SERVICES March 24th Palm Sunday 10:00 a.m. March 28th Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. March 29th Good Friday 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 8:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.

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at lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠglise Ste-Anne Welcomes you to the traditional Latin Mass Sunday Masses: 8:30 a.m. Low Mass 10:30 a.m. High Mass (with Gregorian chant) 6:30 p.m. Low Mass For the Mass times please see 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

10 Chesterton Drive, Ottawa (Meadowlands and Chesterton) Tel: 613-225-6648

Watch & Pray Ministry Worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School March 24th: Boasting in the Lord Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome


Catholic Church 415 Piccadilly Ave. (near Island Park) 613-728-0201

St. Clement Church/Paroisse St. ClĂŠment

Service Time: Sundays at 10:30 AM

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Maundy Thursday - March 28 - 5:30 p.m. (a light supper will be served)

355 Cooper Street at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 613-235-5143

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Gloucester South Seniors Centre

Ministry: Rev. Andrew Jensen, BA, MDiv 25 Gibbard Ave., Ottawa, Ont. K2G 3T9 Near Knoxdale / Greenbank (613) 829-2266 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. (Nursery Available) Tuesday Craft Group: 9:00 a.m. Youth Group: every second Sunday evening

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Sunday Services Worship Service10:30am Sundays Prayer Circle Tuesday at 11:30 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Murray

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Sunday Services: 8am and 10am Thursday Eucharist: 10am Nearly New Shop/Book Nook Open Thursday, Fridays 1pm - 3:30pm and ďŹ rst Saturday of each month: 10am - Noon 8 Withrow Avenue 613-224-7178

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Palm Sunday, March 24 - 10 am A family-oriented service with parcipaon of the children and youth Good Friday, March 29 - 11 am Easter Sunday, March 31 - 10 am With Holy Communion Church School for children

A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507

Holy Week Schedule March 24th Palm Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am Masses both with Procession of Palms March 26th 10:30 am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Way of the Cross March 28th Holy Thursday 9 am Morning Prayer 7:30 pm Mass of the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supper March 29th Good Friday 9 am Morning Prayer 3 pm Passion Liturgy 7:30 pm Way of the Cross March 30th Holy Saturday 9 am Morning Prayer 8:00 pm Easter Vigil March 31th Easter Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am Masses of the Resurrection



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The bunny bounces into town Seven-year-old Emily McNeil from the Carlingwood area visits with the Easter Bunny during the Westboro CIBC branchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Easter celebration on Saturday, March 16.

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Every Friday afternoon without fail, Miss Crosby read from a storybook she would bring to the Northcote School. There was no such thing as a library at the oneroom schoolhouse back in the 1930s. I would sit enthralled, not so much with the story, but from the sound of Miss Crosby’s sweet voice as she read from the book. She read with such inflection, you could picture yourself right inside the story. It was then I would again transport my mind to another place. I would picture myself all grown up, far away from Northcote and the one-room schoolhouse. In my mind’s eye I would be standing before great crowds of people and I would be telling stories. The stories wouldn’t come from a book but would be of my own creation. Such were the unachievable dreams of a young child of the Depression. All made possible through the simple act of imagination.



special talent I had developed over time. When these sounds surrounded me in my bed, I would force my mind’s eye to a street corner in Renfrew, to see the Salvation Army band playing and singing their rousing hymns. I would be able to block out the frightening sounds around me and sleep would come. This escape talent came to good use on Sundays too. We sat in the front pew at church. Our minister, a giant of a man, would come swooping down the aisle and climb into the little cubicle raised above the floor, scanning the congregation before he said a word. I was sure he was singling me out with his eyes, and knew every sin I had committed since the Sunday before. His thundering voice shook the rafters, and his enormous surplus billowed out as he waved his arms, looking for all the world like a large black bird.

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I would picture in my mind pieces of bologna, my very favourite treat, sitting on the platter of mud pout in front of me. Even when my tormentor of a brother Emerson would smack his lips for my benefit, I was able to change, in my mind, the picture of the mud pout and turn it into bologna.


That’s when I would look over his head to a spot on the blue painted wall. I would pretend I was an angel, and my mission in life, in my mind, was to help the starving Armenians. These were the people Mother always said we took the food right out of their mouths if we didn’t eat everything on our plates. I thought they lived in Arnprior. So when I took on the role in my mind’s eye of this little floating angel high in our church, I pictured myself doing good deeds. The fear of the minister vanished.

The City offers visual arts programs in many mediums including drawing, painting, photography and pottery. Take a course with a passionate instructor and learn new techniques, insights and helpful tips. Classes for children provide instruction that is appropriate to their age and abilities providing creative successes and positive encouragement. Take some time this spring to discover your artistic talents.


Pride of the Valley written across her seat. Emerson often said I was scared of my own shadow and that wasn’t all that far from the truth. In the dark of night, in my bed, the sounds in the country terrified me. The whippoorwills in the distance making their eerie cries, the wolves howling as they skirted the barnyard looking for their next meal, and the old house cracking from the frost in the dead of winter were all sounds that kept sleep at bay. Then I would call on this

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If you are looking to loosen up and move more we have everything from classic ballet and tap to street and belly dancing. The city offers over 350 dance classes for individuals of all ages. Learning to dance with your partner comes in handy for an evening on the town, celebrating a milestone event or on your dream vacation! With over 60 ballroom dance classes this spring, find one to suit your schedule.


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t an early age, I developed an ability I thought at the time saved me from many a disappointment, worry and even heartache, and put me in another world. It took a lot of patience, a great deal of practice and much trial and error, but when I had perfected the exercise, it gave me great satisfaction and peace of mind. Through deep concentration and forcing my mind away from an unpleasant situation, I was able to move my thoughts from the source of my anguish and into a more pleasant place. This time of year, there were many occasions for me to put into practice this talent I had developed. The ice was gone from the Bonnechere, the current was fast and the mud pout could be seen from the shore. The three brothers had been watching the spring breakup for weeks, and now the time had finally come for them to do some fishing. I hated the very thought of the method used by the brothers to catch the fish. Using spears, some of which were made from a pitchfork from the barn, they straddled an old tree that had fallen across the river at a narrow point and stabbed them without mercy. When the mud pout became part of our supper, Mother, aware of my squeamish stomach, would put a slice of meat on my plate, or let me have scrambled eggs. Then, as I sat at the supper table, I would put into place my talent. I would picture in my mind pieces of bologna, my very favourite treat, sitting on the platter of mud pout in front of me. Even when my tormentor of a brother Emerson would smack his lips for my benefit, I was able to change, in my mind, the picture of the mud pout and turn it into bologna. This talent was put to good use at the Northcote School on more than one occasion too. If my rival Marguirite was getting on my nerves, which happened at least once a day, I would picture her in my mind with homemade flour bag underwear under her skirt. She made sure every girl at the Northcote School knew that her underpinnings came from Walker’s Store in Renfrew. I got so good at this trick of imagination, that I could even see

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Mushroom, tomato, basil ragout a real vegetarian treat EMC lifestyle - Serve a green salad and crusty bread with this one-pot vegetarian dish – perfect for a fast meal or as a side dish with grilled meat or fish. Orzo is tiny riceshaped pasta. Preparation time: 12 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Ingredients

• 1 leek • 25 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 500 g (1 lb) small fresh mushrooms, halved • 796 ml can (28 oz) Italian flavoured tomatoes* • 250 ml (1 cup) water • 150 ml (2/3 cup) orzo pasta • 125 ml (1/2 cup) fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced • grated Parmesan cheese (optional) • salt and pepper, to taste Directions

Slice off and discard the dark green tops and roots of

the leek. Cut in half lengthwise and rinse under water to remove any grit, then thinly slice. In a large, deep skillet or saucepan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for three to four minutes or until the leek begins to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for two to three minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, breaking up with a spoon, and add the water and orzo. Bring to boil and cook, stirring occasion-

ally, for 12 to 15 minutes or until the orzo is tender and has thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the basil. Pass the cheese to sprinkle on top if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 main course servings. *Substitute stewed tomatoes or herb-and-spice flavoured tomatoes for the Italian flavoured tomatoes by adding 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried Italian seasoning with the tomatoes.

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How sweet it is Five-year-old Julia Mueller-Neuhaus, left, enjoys a maple taffy treat with her sister Alyssa, 3, at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm on Maple 13. The farm was open throughout the March Break for families to enjoy sleigh rides, maple taffy treats and farm animals.

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Environmental roundtable coming March 23 Greenhouse gas talks spurred by pressure from variety of local activist groups

EMC news - Emotions are sure to be running high at a roundtable about city environmental policy on March 23. The city announced the greenhouse gas roundtable on Feb. 28 after a couple months of pressure from a loosely connected group of activists who had been writing to city officials and posting on social media calling on the city to meet its commitment to hold the event. The campaign began in the fall when individuals began posting on Twitter asking city politicians when the roundtable, which was approved by city council in June 2012, would take place. In December, Mayor Jim Watson committed to holding the event in the spring of 2013. Martin Canning is a member of the city’s former environmental advisory committee who has been helping co-ordinate information and activities among a loosely organized network of Ottawa residents who have an

interest in environmental issues. Using the Twitter hashtag “#ottghg,” the activists hoped to engage citizens and city officials in a “conversation focusing on era-appropriate climate change policy.” In a message sent at the beginning of March, Canning said engaged stakeholders have two clear expectations: a commitment to develop a new city climate change action plan that includes clear greenhouse gas reduction targets and a commitment to a reasonable planning timeline and milestones for that action plan. In the invitation, the environment committee chairwoman, River Coun. Maria McRae, wrote: “The City of Ottawa is committed to ensuring that our national capital remains a healthy and beautiful place to live. Reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions is one significant part of that commitment.” There is potential for McRae herself to come under fire at the event. Leading up to the round-

Help stop investment scams in their tracks EMC news - We’ve all heard the saying, “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is”. But when it comes to investments, how do you know what’s too good to be true? “Investment fraud can be devastating financially, but research also shows that it can affect your emotional and physical well-being,” says Tom Hamza, president of the Investor Education Fund. “Knowing how to recognize a scam can help you protect your savings.” Here are four signs that an investment might be a scam: • You can make a lot of money with no risk. Investments that are considered low risk typically have returns close to current Guaranteed Investment Certificate rates. If your expected return is higher than this, you’re taking more risk with your money. • It’s a hot tip or insider information. If the hot tip is false, you will lose your money if you act on it. If the inside information about a public company is true, acting on it would be illegal. • The individual or the company are not registered to sell investments. Anyone selling securities or offering investment advice must be registered with their provincial securities regulator, unless they have an exemption. News Canada

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table’s announcement, a group of about a dozen people wrote a letter demanding to know whether the councillor supports her husband’s ideas espoused in a blog post. In the post, Paul McRae called global warming a “nonexistent threat” and an outdated environmental principle. He also created a page where he posted approximately 20 articles about climate change meant to combat the “omnipresent media bias in favor of the alarmists,” he wrote. The councillor refused to comment on the accusations in media reports, calling the remarks made against her and her husband “unacceptable” personal attacks.Registration for the roundtable opened on Feb. 28 and was full by March 8. “This strong show of community interest underlines the concern citizens of Ottawa feel for this issue and the growing recognition that while federal commitment fizzles, local initiative becomes all the more important,” Valentin Mueller of Ecology Ottawa wrote in an email. According to Ecology Ottawa, 239 cities across Canada (including Ottawa since 1997) have joined the Federation of

Canadian Municipalities’ partners for climate protection program to that have committed to reducing greenhouse gases and acting on climate change. ROUNDTABLE

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at city hall and will focus on the city’s current and future strategies for managing climate change through collaborative efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to the invitation. The event will feature expert commentary from well-known panelists and break-out sessions so members of the public can share ideas and strategies. The topics the city hopes to cover include: • What practical strategies can Ottawa adopt to most effectively reduce greenhouse gases? • What greenhouse gas reduction solutions offer the fastest payback and have the lowest barriers to access? • What utilities and companies can work together to provide effective greenhouse gas reduction synergies? • How can Ottawa best promote efficient appliances and building features?

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A Call to Action on Conflict Minerals More than 5 million people have died as a result of the ongoing conflict between armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite our best efforts, it is hard to really understand what that means. It is the population of Greater Toronto – all dead in just fifteen years. The conflict has also resulted in the highest incidence of rape in the world, with many armed groups employing rape as a weapon of war against women and girls. What’s happening in the Congo is wrong. We can’t always right a wrong. But this time, we absolutely can. The conflict is fueled and funded in large part by minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold. These are minerals that we use every day. All four minerals are used in the manufacturing of cellphones. Other products that use the so-called conflict minerals include food cans (tin), jet engines (tantalum), industrial tools and light bulbs (tungsten), and jewelry (gold). More than half of all mines (and all but one major mine) in the eastern Congo are controlled by armed groups. About 40 percent of the miners who work for these groups are children. Revenues from trade, taxes, bribes, and fees are substantial. The total illicit profit going to armed groups has been estimated at between $140 and $225 million per year, and conflict minerals provide up to 95% of revenues for individual groups. These minerals literally keep some armed groups in business. If we stop buying these minerals from armed groups in the Congo, we can help end the war.

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That is why I am proposing the Conflict Minerals Act. This act would require Canadian companies to exercise due diligence before and while exploiting and trading minerals from the Congo and the surrounding region, to ensure that no armed groups engaged in illegal activities have benefited from the extraction, processing, or use of those minerals. These companies would have to tell you, the consumer, where their minerals come from, and what they’re doing to avoid funding armed groups. The bill would enable Canadians to know whether minerals in the products they purchase may have contributed to funding and fuelling conflict, and empower them to make more informed choices as consumers. Virtually all of the main tech companies – from Blackberry to Microsoft, and from Apple to Nokia – are already starting to take steps to avoid using conflict minerals in their products. In May 2011, the OECD adopted guidelines and a supporting recommendation regarding corporate due diligence. In August 2012, the American Securities Exchange Commission announced new rules requiring companies to demonstrate due diligence in their use of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold.

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It’s time for Canada to join this international trend, and to take a leading role in working to end the conflict in the Congo. Canada has a long and proud tradition of building and keeping peace around the world. Canada, and Canadians, can make a difference. We know we can, because we have before – on issues from peacekeeping to ozone protection to banning landmines. That’s what leadership looks like. It’s time for Canada to lead again.

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This isn’t just about my bill in Parliament. It is also about what each and every Canadian can do in their day to day life. I believe that Canadians don’t want to have conflict minerals in their homes. They want to be able to choose products that don’t fund war. I also believe that Canadians deserve to make that choice. But in order to choose, Canadians need to know the truth about what they’re buying. Companies need to tell Canadians if the minerals in their products fund war. Canadians have the right to know if a cellphone or necklace is fueling conflict. And then they have the right to choose for themselves. What should matter in politics is the same thing that matters everywhere else: do you try to make the world a better place? Right here, right now, on this issue, we – all of us – have a chance to do just that.

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Innocent people are suffering, and we can help. Together, in Parliament and churches and universities and corporate boardrooms and union halls and legions and service clubs, we can make a real difference to real people in the real world. I look forward to continuing to work with government, civil society groups, and businesses to do just that on the issue of conflict minerals.

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EMC news - Groups of actors across Ottawa will be celebrating world theatre day with a challenge: which company can perform the best under pressure. Organized by the Company of Fools and Zach Council, the Ottawa Theatre Challenge welcomes actors and drama enthusiasts alike to join in a one-night-only presentation that provides participants only 48 hours to prepare. The event will take place on March 27 at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage. The theme this year gets picked by last year’s winners, 411 Dramaturgy. The rules are simple. Each theatre company can create its performance with three items drawn from a hat: a well know song, any object from one of the competing company member’s home and a proverb. The challenge starts two days before, at the Inspiration Party on March 25 , where companies meet to find out what each company’s challenge will be. Then it’s all about creativity. On March 27 each of the companies will present their effort to the

public. No theatre company goes home empty handed, but one company will be awarded the ultimate prize, the Rubber Chicken Award, which according to the organizers gives such company the bragging rights for the remainder of the year. Melanie Karin, of 411 Dramaturgy said the theatre company will add another rubber chicken award this year. “When you win, you win this absolutely garish trophy covered in rubber chickens,” Karin said. “We have to add another chicken to it and we will bring that trophy to the challenge.” Last year’s challenge was the first time the former Vancouver theatre company participated. “I think that we are really fortunate because Ottawa is a very supportive theatre community,” Karin said. “It’s a growing theatre community where newcomers are welcome.” She welcomes any would-be actors in the city to get up the nerve to participate in the challenge. “The Ottawa Theatre Challenge is a great way to throw your hat in the ring,” Karin said. “It’s hard, it’s really hard, but it’s meant to be, and it’s okay if you have a hard time with it. A big part of this career is taking risks, sometimes the risks pay off and sometimes they don’t, but you never know until you try.” See WINNERS, page 30


Melanie Karin of 411 Dramaturgy won last year’s Ottawa Theatre Challenge, an event that gets local theatre companies to compete against each other for the best five minute monologue or play developed within a 48 hours time period prior to the event. This year’s event will take place at the National Arts Centre on March 27.

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EMC entertainment - The Nepean Fine Arts League is currently hosting a show that will hopefully urge in some warmer weather. Celebrating Spring, the exhibit currently at the Walter Baker Sports Centre, boasts the work of 17 member artists. The work is in just about every imaginable from pencil drawings to jewelery. “I give a vague theme but I don’t want the artists to be hemmed in, that way we get a really interesting selection,” Beth Shepherd, the gallery co-ordinator said. The show opened on March 2 and is set to last until May 4. The gallery overlooks the pool on the second story of the sports complex. The gallery also hosts an annual spring sale, set to be held at the Ukranian Hall on Byron Avenue April 6 and 7. The two annual sales are what drew Shepherd to the league in the first place. The Britannia-based artist works mostly in acrylic and liked having an inexpensive venue to showcase her work. She is currently working on replacting some modern masterpieces, with images

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But for those who may be a little too chicken to join the theatre challenge competition, there is another option this year. Dubbed the Pitch Party, participants can hash out ideas, find a writer or actors for a project, meet new directors and producers, hear about new projects or pitch one of their own. The event features about five minutes for producers, writers and directors to pitch a project and actors, directors, producers and writers will all have a chance to meet and greet. In a press release,

the Company of Fools said the goal is for the Pitch Party to shape the next few seasons of new work on the Ottawa stage. Having some good fun aside, there is an underlying motive to help others with this theatre challenge event: all the proceeds from the event are donated to the previous winner’s charity of choice. Karin picked the ALS Society of Canada after last year’s win because of a former professor of hers, Ned Vukovic, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease a few years ago. Karin credits Vukovic for making her the actor she is today.

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Beth Shepherd the gallery co-ordinator for the Nepean Fine Arts League, outlines some of the spring activities on tap for the group of artists. The first spring activitiy started with a Celebrating Spring Show that was unveiled at the Walter Baker Sports Centre gallery on March 2. The show will run to May 4.

“He was a very big influence on my life, in terms of continuing on with theatre as a career,” Karin said. “I wanted to use this theatre challenge to give back to someone who is not only a big influence on me, but also, I believe, a big influence in the theatre world.” Those who wish to present a pitch must register by March 22. The Inspiration Party (for the Ottawa Theatre Challenge) and Pitch Party are on March 25 and the Ottawa Theatre Challenge begins at 7:30 p.m. on March 27. Companies have the choice to simply attend the Inspiration Party or register in advance. Visit for more information about the event, email or call 613-863-7529. There are no costs to register and proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to ALS Society of Canada.


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Watson’s Mill education officer Cam Trueman tells a group of campers the story of Anne Crosby’s tragic death on March 12, exactly 152 years after she was killed in the mill. Residents say her ghost still haunts the mill, and paranormal investigators will present their findings on March 27.

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EMC news - The myriad mysteries of Watsons’ Mill may soon be revealed. The historic mill in Manotick has long been rumoured to be haunted, ever since the young Anne Crosby, wife of mill co-founder Joseph Currier, was killed there in 1861. Since 2007, the Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society has been investigating the mill’s paranormal activity, and on March 27 it will reveal some its most fascinating findings. “Their findings are intriguing to say the least,” said Watson’s Mill education officer Cam Trueman. “The public will be surprised with what they have to show.” Village folklore says the ghost of Currier’s young bride, who had barely lived in Ottawa a week before she was killed during a tour of the mill, still walks the lonely floors of the mill looking for her husband. Several accounts have sighted her at the upstairs window looking out; others have felt her presence on the staircase or on the second floor. Trueman added that some residents

believe she’s not the only ghost in the mill. A young boy who drowned at the mill may also haunt the basement, he said. Over the years, the mill has hosted several public events to search for the ghosts with the help of the paranormal society, with varying results. Trueman said he has never experienced any paranormal activity at the mill. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Carriage Shed across the street, those interested in solving the mysteries of the mill can join investigators for a tell-all. From the Cornwall jail to private residences, the paranormal society has been active in Eastern Ontario researching, investigating and recording hauntings. From electronic voice phenomena to photo images, the team is dedicated to the field of paranormal phenomena. “Now is the opportunity to see for yourself and determine if the ghost of the mill really exists,” Trueman said. Admission is $2 for Watson Mill members and $5 for the general public. All proceeds support Watson’s Mill programming. For more information call 613692-6455.

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Blind ambition Antoine Cantin shows museum patrons how he can solve the Rubik’s Cube in under a minute while blindfolded on March 14. Cantin holds the Canadian record for the three-by-three classic version of the 3D puzzle. Taught by his older brother, Cantin now beats his sibling by 20 seconds. Both brothers and their mother were at the Canadian Science and Technology Museum during its March break activities.

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EMC news - The emerald ash borer The Kanata Lakes Community Association and Ecology Ottawa will host a meeting on March 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre to discuss options to save Kanataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canopy has moved into the community and a from the emerald ash borer, a destructive wood-eating beetle. Here, ash trees are seen in meeting this month will discuss the opEaster Ad:Layout 1 3/13/13 4:18 PM Page 1 tions on dealing with the destructive Ward 13.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been 10 years since members of South Nepean United and the Osgoode-Rideau Soccer Association approved the merger that gave life to Ottawa South United Soccer Club, and set out on an ambitious quest to become the best youth club in Ottawa and amongst the best in Ontario and Canada.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought if we followed the principles and vision we setup, that it would realistically take more than 15 years,â&#x20AC;? recalls OSU EMC ad 7 Founding President Bill Michalopulos, who remains President of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now the only Ottawa based club to: earn a top position in the Ottawa West EMC provincial soccer club Terra rankings, a Gold Level Club Excellence 9.5Soccer inches x 4 columns Award from the Ontario Association and win a couple of gold medals in North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prestigious showcase (5.3â&#x20AC;?) tournament; the Disney showcase, while helping to place scores of soccer players in universities and colleges on soccer scholarships in North America.

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OSU hit many key milestones along the way to its 10th tion anniversary, including establishing strategic alliances with leading clubs in the U.S. and Europe the Dallas Texans and Everton FC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; d Stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Barnabas and providing a dedicated and qualified staff approach to running St Martins a club in order to provideebetter programs.

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A major project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which now stands as a physical symbol of the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was the construction of six playing fields in Manotick to accommodate a growing membership base thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now reached 6,500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from youth recreational/developmental soccer to competitive/elite, through to adult & sr. levels.

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Within two years, a home clubhouse will be built at George Nelms Sports Park, a further signal of the bright future that lies ahead for OSU. Also playing a key role in ongoing success will be UEFA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Licence Coach Paul Harris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a recent groundbreaking addition as OSU Club Head Coach via Evertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed youth academy.

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Moving top players onto the next level is an OSU trademark, with over 80 players receiving scholarships to play university and college soccer in Canada and the U.S., and others recruited into pro team academies. Without discounting the tremendous success OSU has achieved in becoming a force locally, provincially and throughout North America, perhaps the biggest source of pride is seeing the deeper impact the club has made on membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives over 10 years.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a huge part of the community. You walk around in the summer and every field is being used by the club and you see soccer players all over the place,â&#x20AC;? observes founding board member Rene Braendli. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a fantastic journey, but this is not the end. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still pushing ahead and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got to do better. We cannot stand still.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew that a completely volunteer-based club was not a sustainable model if one really wanted to improve the delivery of soccer and be efficient,â&#x20AC;? Michalopulos emphasizes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we had to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;professionalizeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; some aspects of the club while retaining the right type of genuinely soccer-loving and experienced volunteer Board of Directors in order to maximize resource efficiency, maintain value for money and to make sure that our soccer playing youth could be the best they could be.


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insect. The Kanata Lakes Community Association and Ecology Ottawa will host a meeting on March 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, hall D, to discuss the options to save Kanataâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canopy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The emerald ash borer is becoming a fairly large issue as they move into Kanata,â&#x20AC;? said Adam Caldwell, vice-president of environment for the KLCA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The meeting will be answering a lot of questions, dealing with misconceptions.â&#x20AC;? The meeting will also give communities the opportunity to co-ordinate efforts to reduce the impact of the emerald ash borer. The city is monitoring, injecting or cutting down ash trees on public land, but homeowners are responsible for treating or removing any tree on private property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be talking about the financial aspect as well,â&#x20AC;? said Caldwell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can put a 10 to 15 per cent dent in your property value, losing a large tree like that.â&#x20AC;? Aside from the financial aspect, a healthy canopy also strengthens biodiversity and acts as a buffer in severe weather; managing water runoff and helping disperse heat. The panel will include: â&#x20AC;˘ Jason Pollard, senior forester with the City of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forestry planning and protection â&#x20AC;˘ Trevor HachĂŠ, policy co-ordinator for Ecology Ottawa and Tree Ottawa program lead â&#x20AC;˘ Sarah Dehler, vice-president of the Briarbrook and Morganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grant Community Association â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity for the public to come out and put questions to the experts,â&#x20AC;? said Caldwell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultimately, it has to be dealt with one way or the other.â&#x20AC;? The emerald ash borer is a non-native beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees. According to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, the insect has an average life span of 12 months, but can survive for up to two years. The larvae feed under the bark of ash trees, disrupting the circulation of water and nutrients, eventually killing the tree. Once the beetle matures, it chews its way out of the tree. The top branches of ash trees are normally the first to die, indicating an infestation. Infested trees usually die within one to three years.



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Fire causes $1M damage to heritage home Tyler Costello

EMC news - A fire at one of Ottawa’s historic New Edinburgh homes has left two people displaced, causing $1 million in damage. Firefighters were called to the Fréchette House on 87 MacKay St. late on the night of March 14. The blaze, which caused extensive damage to the house’s second floor and loft area, was under control by 2:30 a.m. on March 15. Two firefighters who suffered non-critical injuries were treated on scene by paramedics and later taken to hospital. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, Ottawa fire spokesman Mark Messier said it’s possible embers from the chimney could have started the fire. “You can’t replace these houses,” said Shalindhi Perera, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1989. Perera says she came out of her house around midnight after hearing several emergency vehicles drive by her home. “I saw smoke billowing and the top of the house was just engulfed,” said Perera, “flames were shooting out of the second floor windows.” Damage has been estimated


Public School Board News Spring is now here and there is good news for high school students and parents as teachers will again be leading extracurricular activities in our secondary schools. With the deadline for spring sports teams coming up at the end of March there is still time students to join teams. Spring time also means budget time and the OttawaCarleton District Board (OCDSB) is currently reviewing its operating and capital budgets for the 2013-14 school year. So far we are looking at keeping our current programs with no major shifts or cuts. In our district Severn School is getting a new kindergarten building extension as they join Regina Street, Bayshore and D. Roy Kennedy schools in offering full day kindergarten – the fourth year of the five year program roll-out across the School Board. What’s New in the West End


The Ottawa fire responded to a fire at the historic Fréchette House late on March 14. The house, which suffered $1 million in damage, is believed to be salvageable. at $650,000 for the structure of the home, $150,000 for contents and $10,000 for a neighbor’s roof. It was later adjusted to $1 million because of the historic

nature of the home. The Fréchette House was built in 1877 and was home to the literary couple Achille Fréchette and his wife Annie

Howells. The house, which is believed to be salvageable, shows influence of the Gothic Revival style of the late 1870s.

Manotick’s Natural Market destroyed by fire Emma Jackson

EMC news - A Manotick health food store has been reduced to rubble after a March 17 fire. The Ottawa fire department began receiving reports of smoke from the Natural Market building at 1140 Tighe St. around 11 p.m. Crews fought the fire for several hours. On the morning of March 18, only the shop’s eastern corner and doorway remained, leading to a pile of rubble that glistened with ice from the previous evening’s dousing. A spokesperson with the fire department described the building as “a complete loss” with $450,000 in damage. No one was injured. A second vacant unit in the same building was also destroyed in the fire. The health food store had been located at the nearby Manotick Mews plaza for several years before relocating to the Tighe Street location last fall in order to expand with a gluten-free bakery. The Hodge Podge Shop had been located in the adjacent vacant unit until it closed in early 2013. Manotick BIA director Donna Smith said the fire is devastating, especially in a village that prides itself on supporting local, independent

businesses. “First thing this morning I drove by and it just looks so tragic,” Smith said. She said she’s not surprised other local business owners have been coming forward to offer their condolences. “I’m not surprised because they are all local and independent, even the landlords. Everybody’s from the area.” The Manotick Butcher wrote on its Facebook page on Monday morning, “It’s unfortunate about the fire at the Natural Market last night. As a small business we understand how devastating this kind of event is. While we’re glad it wasn’t us, we’re sorry for their loss and wish them well getting things back running. Kudos to the Manotick firefighters for saving the residence a metre away – that must have been a difficult save.” The Manotick Florists and Gifts also offered their sympathy. “Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends (Natural Market business owners) Darpan and Jamal whose business ... was lost to a fire during the night,” a staff member wrote on the florist’s Facebook page. Even the nearby Watson’s Mill was encouraging the businessowners to keep their spirits up.

“Our thoughts go out to our neighbours and friends who have lost their business in the fire last night,” a staff wrote. “Such a sad story, but we’re thankful no one got hurt. Stay strong, everyone.” It is not clear what caused the fire. Building owner Geoff Lamesse, who also owns Splash Pools and Spas on Tighe Street, and the Natural Market business owners could not immediately be reached for comment. R0011951207_0307

The OCDSB is currently doing a review of the near-west neighbourhoods that are just to the east of Bay Ward in the Hintonburg and Civic Hospital area. This involves Devonshire, Connaught, Elmdale and Fisher Park schools. Devonshire and Elmdale are at capacity with no room to grow and we need to reconfigure where students go so that there is room for everyone. These are often tough decisions but necessary to ensure adequate space for all students. There is no review scheduled in the immediate future for Bay Ward but I will continue to enquire about expanding our early French immersion programs in Bay Ward to relieve the overcrowding at our schools that offer this popular program and are at capacity. Giving our Students Opportunities to Succeed In addition to attending regular School Board meetings I am also a member of a number of committees including the Advisory Committee on the Arts, made up of parents and concerned community members who want to keep arts programming strong in our schools. There is a definite link between the number of opportunities for students to be creative and their overall achievement. The arts include visual arts, music, dance and theatre. Often our fondest memories of school are the efforts we have made in these disciplines. Trades and technology are important skills for many students who will eventually head to the workforce. As a member of the Technology and Trade Committee I am working on giving our students options to find a career path in skilled trades and for all students to learn to make use of technology. Canada has shortages in trades and the training for this begins in our public school system. As a School Board we need to direct interested students towards skilled professions. Learning takes many forms and at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board we pride ourselves in recognizing this and being able to offer a variety of programs to help ensure the success of our students.

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Lees Station redevelopment plans revealed to public Early draft shows greenspace near Springhurst Park again eyed for use Michelle Nash


Springhurst Park in Old Ottawa East is both a favoured park for the residents and a spot close to the new OC Transpo light rail transit line, ripe for potential development. Residents attended the Old Ottawa East Community Association’s meeting on March 12 to get a first look at the Transit-Oriented Development plan in progress for the area.

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EMC news - Residents of Old Ottawa East got their first look at the Transit-Oriented Development plans for Lees station at the community’s monthly meeting on March 12. Residents filled Old Ottawa East’s Firehall to see a presentation of the city’s TransitOriented Development plan from city staffers Chris Brouwer and Don Morse as well as Christopher Gordon, a representative of the Stantec Consulting Firm. The presentation showed the project’s transit oriented development study in its current stage. Such studies look at the evolution of sites around transit stations over the course of 20 to 50 years; the first three plans for St. Laurent, Train and Cyrville stations were approved at the end of 2012 by city council. Brouwer is now studying Lees, Hurdman and Blair stations. For the presentation, residents had the opportunity to view the plans for Hurdman and Lees at the meeting. The transit oriented development study, Brouwer explained, is all about mixing and changing zoning to see what the best use of an area can be when examining potential mixed land use development located 600 to 800 metres of a walk from a rapid transit station. The goal of the study is to optimize the use

of city infrastructures and the public transit network. For Old Ottawa East, Lees station is the main concern for residents. When it comes to development planning and zoning changes for the area, most of Old Ottawa East will stay the same, aside from sites closer to the station itself. Any changes to the existing neighbourhood would involve the addition of designated bike routes or extra sidewalks, Brouwer said. Residents, however, were concerned that a green space adjacent to Springhurst Park was indicated on the map as a potential development site. A touchy subject for residents, the green space was recently identified as a potential parking lot for the University of Ottawa. A group of concerned residents fought to prevent the parking lot, stating it’s important for the area to remain designated green space. Brouwer explained the design is just a scenario of what the city could develop, but residents did express concerns. “We are concerned about plans for open spaces in the plans, will there be parks and open spaces designated?” said resident Ron Rose. Brouwer responded that the plans do not included specific designated park areas. “In general the way we are approaching parks is the logistic use,” Brower said. “We won’t show future parks now when we don’t know what the existing development will be.” Other residents expressed concerns that the plans showing the former proposed AltaVista transit corridor cutting through the park. The plans, Brouwer explained were based on the

city’s original Transportation Master Plan, which had a bridge over the Rideau River to connect Alta Vista to Old Ottawa East, at the park. Although that particular master plan is due for review, Brouwer and his staff can only work from the existing official document he said. Several city officials have suggested recently that the Alta Vista corridor would be dropped during the master plan review expected later this year. The preliminary designs included a pedestrian bridge crossing over the Rideau River, which Brouwer said was a “pie in the sky” idea that his staff felt would make transit and pedestrian use optimal. Whether or not such ideas could get built would be up to future staff and council to discuss. One resident asked how a development plan based around a light rail station would be any different than the existing plans for the Transitway station. “We have asked ourselves that in the office,” Brouwer said. “What will change is that studies have shown people seem to have a preference to ride the train then a bus. Our hope is that when it changes to train, people will want to live close by.” Brouwer stated none of the plans the group was seeing at the meeting were set in stone and that many things, including the corridor, could change before the official development plan will be presented. Updates will be available for residents on the ottawa. ca and another open house is expected to take place in September. The plans will be submitted to planning committee and to council by the end of 2013.


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New Stanley Cup monument planned for Sparks Street Michelle Nash

EMC sports - A monument on Sparks Street is planned to honour Canada’s hockey heritage. It was on March 18, 1892 when then-governor general Baron Lord Stanley of Preston announced he would donate a champion’s cup, later to be named the Stanley Cup, to the champion hockey team of the Dominion (Canada) of that year. On March 18, 2013, the Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Committee revealed plans to build a monument during a press event at D’Arcy McGee’s on Sparks Street. Paul Kitchen, president of the committee, announced the monument will be placed at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Street, in front of McGee’s, to commemorate Stanley’s contribution to Canada’s and Ottawa’s hockey history. “This is the perfect location,” Kitchen said. “Where better to have a work of public art than in this hockey neighbourhood?” The Lord Stanley memorial monument is aimed to be complete by March 18, 2017 – just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, 125 years to the date that Stanley donated the cup and 100 years since the National Hockley League was formed. “Four years may sound like a lot of time but we have a lot to work out,” Kitchen said. The cost, Kitchen added will be well into seven figures, and raising money for the project is one of the committee’s first priorities. The design of the monument remains to be said but the goal is for the project to reflect the city’s hockey heritage, inform and entertain people and visitors to Canada and will be a sculpture of Stanley with the original Stanley Cup bowl. The committee will be accepting ideas and submissions from artists, nationwide, and the final design will be selected by a jury chosen by the committee. Local architect, Barry Padolsky and his firm, Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. will be the professional advising team for the design competition. Mayor Jim Watson, Federal Minister of State - Sport Bal Gosal and Hockey Hall of Famer Murray Costello joined Kitchen for the announcement. “Hockey is part of the Canadian fabric and I congratulate the monument committee on their efforts to honour Lord Stanley’s gift in this fashion,” Watson said. “I think it’s fitting that this is where the gift was announced by the governor general of the day.” In its early years, the cup, first named the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, was a challenge trophy and could change hands during the course of the season. The Ottawa Senators have won the cup 27 times, between 1903 and1927. Les Gagne executive director of the Sparks Street Mall, said this an-


Paul Kitchen, Mayor Jim Watson, and Federal Minister of State - Sport Bal Gosal take a moment to check out the Stanley Cup at an announcement that the Lord Stanley Memorial Monument committee will build a statue commemorating Lord Stanley’s contribution to hockey in Canada. Below, Hockey Hall of Famer Murray Costello also spoke about the plans, which were revealed at D’Arcy McGee’s on Sparks Street on March 18.

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nouncement is great news for the street, which is currently working hard at reinventing itself as a top tourist and shopping destination. “We are really excited to have this monument on our street,” Gagne said. “It should create a real impact for the area, and possibly bring thousands of

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Disabled hockey lets kids live out their dreams Capital City Condors east-end program building on club’s success Brier Dodge

EMC sports - To live the Canadian dream is most kid’s fantasy, growing up playing hockey to eventually make it to the big leagues and play for their favourite NHL team. For some kids and families, the dream is a bit more modest. The Canadian dream for some parents is to just sit in the arena stands on a Saturday, sipping Tim Hortons, while the kids skate around the rink playing a game. And up until a few years ago, for families of many disabled children in the region, that’s all it was: a dream. But for the last year and a half, parents of 17 disabled youth have been able to get up on Saturday mornings and drive to a rink in Rockland so their kids can take to the ice with the Capital City Condors, an organization founded five years ago in Kanata by Jim and Shana Perkins. “We don’t understand how much it brings to the family,” Jim Perkins said. “It’s part of our culture as a country. Even if it’s a special needs group, the kids love it.” The qualifying details to get on the team are fairly simple. If kids can’t qualify to play for any of the other teams in the city, they can join the Condors. “Hockey is Canada’s sport and every child growing up has dreamt of playing hockey and playing in

the NHL. It’s no different for these kids,” said Condors East head coach Jeff Kelly. “Up until this program came around, they couldn’t even participate in a regular hockey program.” Jim went to help his father-in-law with special hockey while visiting in Cambridge, Ont. and the family decided to find an equivalent organization in Ottawa to get involved with back home. Problem was, there wasn’t one. The program in Kanata has grown so much, that last year an east-end Condors group started up at Canadian International Hockey Academy Arena in Rockland, though most players come from Orléans and east Ottawa. The league is home to 17 players and 17 individual stories, said coach Kelly, a retired police officer from Orléans. “I could tell you a story on each and every one of them, and that’s the thing – every week they continue to do things that amaze me.” One player came to the league unable to skate without grasping a chair on the ice for some time. He worked with coaching staff over the season, and one day let go of the chair, skating on his own from the blue line to the red line. “He said, ‘Isn’t this awesome? Look at me, I’m awesome,’” Kelly said. “So now he’s known as Mr. Awesome, and he has not stepped on



A Capital City Condors player makes a save while playing in net. The east Condors play on Saturdays in Rockland. ice with a chair ever since.” Mr. Awesome is just one of the kids who have had their dreams come true. “We have little guys that think they’re going to make the Senators,” Perkins said. “They have the same dreams as every other kid.” Perkins said many of the children on the team have spent years watching classmates and siblings off to hockey tournaments and practices, unable to do the same. One player’s parents were even told that he would never walk. And now, when jersey day rolls around at school, the kids can don their Condors jerseys. This year, players were able to do the same thing as many of their classmates during a busy hockey weekend and participate in the Bell Capital Cup, which ran a special

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rate league for older players and adults is the next step for the growing organization. Kelly would like to see the east Condors move to a more central location in the future, but also grow in player numbers as Kanata has. “There are a number of families who probably aren’t aware of this amazing program that’s out there,” he said. Kelly said any parents interested in signing up their kids should visit and contact Perkins and himself to see if it’s a good fit. “They have their health issues and their challenges, but for the hour and a half they’re at the hockey rink, it’s like their NHL,” Kelly said. “There’s something magical that happens every Saturday.”

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hockey division this year. There is a wide range of ages and abilities stepping on the ice every Saturday. Some kids have physical disabilities, like one player who was born without a hip socket, while others have developmental disabilities. It’s taught coaches to roll with the punches. Two kids want to play goalie? Five kids all want the number of their hero, regular volunteer Kyle Turris? It’s all ok. “What determines success for us, it’s that they’re still smiling,” Perkins said. The current challenge is balancing players who are getting too old to play with some of the younger children, but don’t want to leave their Condors family. They’ve split the groups up in Kanata, but a sepa-

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etables to avoid the heart disease my mother had.” • Have fun. If you aren’t having fun, you won’t stick with it. So make sure you are staying active by doing the things you love. • Commit to the smallest goal so you are ensured success. Instead of committing to going to the gym twice a day, seven days a week, commit to twice a week for four weeks. This will make it more likely that you will succeed, feel great about it and then do more. News Canada


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Capital abuzz about women’s hockey championships Worlds best players set to descend on Scotiabank Place, Nepean Sportsplex EMC sports - Lord and Lady Stanley were big fans of pickup hockey games on the ice at Rideau Hall. On March 11, hockey returned, with Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon welcoming Hockey Canada in anticipation of the upcoming women’s world hockey championships. The Governor General said he has a soft spot for women’s hockey – all of his five daughters played growing up. “Each grew up with a hockey stick in their hands,” he said. “It’s so wonderful to see young girls taking such interest.” Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said hockey has come a long was since the first women’s world championships. He encouraged the two girls hockey teams in attendance, the Ottawa Ice and Les Extrêmes de Gatineau, to come support the championships, which will be played at Scotiabank Place and the Nepean

Sportsplex in April. Players from the two peewee level teams lined up and received high fives from the Johnstons and Nicholson as they entered, and cheered as they watched a short video recapping women’s Canadian hockey highlights. “It’s great that we’re coming back to Ottawa,” Nicholson said to the young fans. “You’ve got to get this team pumped up to go for the gold. Really, this is what it’s all about.” Former national team players Cheryl Pounder and Jennifer Botterill attended on behalf of Hockey Canada, recalling their own days wearing the maple leaf with stands packed full with fans. “There was that energy, the fueling fire, and that was the crowd,” Pounder said. “I remember that feel of hair standing on edge and waiting to go out in the final game.” Westboro’s Megan Chalpeka, 11, who plays for the Ottawa Ice, said she plans to watch every one of the Canadian team’s games. “I really like hockey, so it’s

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Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson, left, Gov. Gen. David Johnston, Sharon Johnston, and women’s team alumni Cheryl Pounder and Jennifer Botterill show off Canada jerseys. really cool to watch the older players play,” she said. “The men are more aggressive, but the women, they play the puck more.” Before the girls were invited up for photos with the

players, Johnston and his wife were presented with their own Team Canada jerseys as well as five more for their daugh-

ters. The championships start April 2, with games played in Kanata and Nepean.

“This will really be the centre of girls hockey during that month,” Botterill said of Ottawa.

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Cheer hard for river Ward resident at the World Women’s Curling Championship 2013 I would like to take the opportunity to wish River Ward resident, Emma Miskew (Third), and her teammates Rachel Homan (Skip), Alison Kreviazuk (Second), Lisa Weagle (Lead) and Stephanie LeDrew (Alternate), the best of luck this weekend at the Titlus Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championships 2013 in Riga, Latvia. The Homan Rink won their chance to represent Team Canada earlier this year at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, playing as Team Ontario. These ladies are great ambassadors, not only for their communities, Jessica Cunha/Metroland but for Ottawa as well. I know that as Team Stittsville artist Daniel Morales is one of the feature artists in the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s newest exhibition, Spring Song. His Canada, they will represent our nation with paintings depict urban landscapes at home and abroad during the spring season. professionalism and grace on the world stage. This is the experience of a lifetime for many athletes, with only a few who get the chance to represent their country with pride. I encourage you and your families, to join ing from photographs. workshops and classes at St. Lawme in cheering loud and hard for them at Born in Chile, he moved to Cali- rence College. She first painted with fornia to study at Stanford University, oils, moved to watercolour, and in the the World Women’s Curling Championships before transferring to the University last few years has enjoyed working 2013. Go Canada Go! quartier of Toronto to finish his PhD in in- with acrylics and3JWFS8BSE$JUZ$PVODJMMPSt$POTFJMMère, mixed media.

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EMC entertainment - The Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s newest exhibition celebrates the spring season. “Spring Song” features Stittsville’s Daniel Morales and Beaverbrook’s Dorothy Hayter and Judi Miller until April 19. “We’d like it to reflect the way everyone is feeling,” said Miller about the changing of the seasons. The artists chose works depicting the melting snow, buds growing and the bright colours of the coming spring. Morales, a five-year member of the gallery, uses oils to capture the intensity. “I find that the colours, you can get nicer, brighter colours (using oils),” he said. Many of his paintings depict urban landscapes, at home and abroad. One is of the water tower in Stittsville. “It’s unique,” he said of his painting. “It’s representative of Stittsville. It’s part of the older (community).” Other paintings feature areas of Newfoundland, France and Spain. Morales said he finds his inspiration for painting while travelling with his wife Stephanie Amos, often work-

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Teens plan hottest Pink gala of year EMC news - Grab your calendars and sharpen your pencils because RSVPing for Jer’s Visions’ Day of Pink gala 2013 has begun. Since the end of last year’s gala, Jer’s Vision volunteers have come together with the hopes of planning yet another successful event. After countless phone calls, emails, and months of hard work, everything is coming together for these event planners.

“I am so honoured to be helping out with the planning of the Day of Pink gala and Jer’s Vision in general,” says Casey Cogan, a Grade 12 student at Glebe Collegiate. Having known a friend who attempted to suicide as a result of bullying, the gala’s aspirations really hit close to home. “I want to make a difference any way I can,” Casey said. “No one deserves to be discriminated against, and I hope

to help bring that ideal to light through this gala.” Featuring the personalities of Jian Ghomeshi, Michaelle Jean, Mark Tweksbury and Stephanie La Rochelle, the Jer’s Vision Day of Pink gala aims to put an end to bullying and discrimination. Send your RSVP to and come out to the Government Conference Centre on April 10. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free.


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A lifetime of love and companionship Cats are a delightful addition to a home and family. They are now the #1 pet in North America. Follow these pointers and you and your pet will enjoy a lifetime of love and companionship together. Spay or neuter Spaying or neutering will prolong the life of your cat and help reduce the risk of reproductive cancer in your pet. Male cats are less likely to spray when neutered early (seven to nine months). Female cats should generally be spayed by the age of 6 months. License and microchip The municipal animal shelter receives thousands of stray cats arrive every year, and only 5% to 7% are claimed by their owners. Keep your cat indoors Protect your cat by allowing it to go outdoors for short periods

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Wallaby is a 2 year-old, neutered male, brindle plot hound and whippet mix that was brought to the OHS as a stray, but is now available for adoption! He would love to have lots of opportunities to get fresh air and exercise. He’s an active young dog and would be a good companion for a family who loves the outdoors! Wallaby is a sweet and affectionate boy with those that he is familiar with, but needs a few minutes to feel comfortable around strangers. Wallaby will need a dedicated owner who will make sure he gets the training, exercise, and socialization that he needs to be a happy and well adjusted dog.

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Marc LaFontaine, right, and Penny Thompson have been friends for years. LaFontaine recently launched a fundraising campaign in Thompson’s name to help raise money for breast cancer. Thompson was diagnosed with the cancer late last year.

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EMC community - Got extra pennies in between the couch cushions? How about a few kicking around in a kitchen drawer? One Vanier resident is looking to collect these pennies to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Marc LaFontaine began his latest fundraising effort for breast cancer to help a friend. Penny Thompson, who is described as an incredibly spirited community resident from Manor Park, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. LaFontaine, who lost his mother to this cancer in 1986, decided to launch a penny fundraising campaign, Pennies for Penny to help. “People have piggy banks, drawers and bags full of pennies,” LaFontaine said. “We collect all these pennies because it seems like no one

wants to use them and now that they are being phased out I thought what if we all collected our pennies and put them to a good cause.” LaFontaine said he is going to be happy with any amount of money raised because for him, the fundraiser is also about raising awareness about the disease. He said there is no timelimit for the campaign, giving would-be donors plenty of opportunity to trawl their homes and vehicles for loose coppers. “To be honest with you, this is a campaign I want to go on for a while so anyone who wants to donate has time to,” he said. Since announcing the fundraiser, LaFontaine has received many pennies in jars, bags but he also said some residents have been also donating cheques instead of pennies. Before launching the Pennies for Penny campaign, La-

Fontaine said he asked Thompson for her permission. “She was beside herself and thought it was a wonderful thing to do, she is going through a tough time, and I really want to help as much as I can,” LaFontaine said. This is not LaFontaine’s first fundraiser: the Ottawa real estate agent and former owner of a bicycle shop downtown has been holding fundraisers for breast cancer for a number of years, starting in 1999. “It’s hard for me, I’m doing this because I want to help Penny,” he said. “It’s all about Penny -- I’m just a big believer to give back. Running these kinds of campaigns are a lot of work, but its very rewarding and I have always been a big believer that one of the things we all have to do is find some time to carve some time to give back, some way, shape or form, because if we don’t who is going to do it.” LaFontaine said he is willing to pick up any donations from people’s homes or offices. To donate or to find out more information about the fundraiser contact LaFontaine at

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March 26

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Looking to improve your poetry? A workshop at Carlingwood library is here to help. A two hour tear-down and refurbishment of your poem, this workshop on April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. will focus on structure and methods of narration. Be prepared to re-design (possibly jackhammer) your verse, discuss changes, and rebuild! Registered participants are asked to send three poems (up to five pages), two weeks in advance, to David O`Meara (dvdomeara@ or drop them off at the Carlingwood Library labelled Poetry Workshop Spring 2013 CA by April 5. David O’Meara is the author of three books of poetry, a play, and is the artistic director of VERSeFest, Canada’s international poetry festival. Register for this workshop at program Join us at the Britannia United Church for Mundell’s Fish Fry, which is taking place on April 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu features New Zealand cod, fries, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. Tickets are $18 for ages 13 and up, $10 for 5-12 and free for children under 5. Tickets will be available before at the church – located at 985 Pinecrest Rd. – in advance of the event as well as at the door. For more information, contact Candice McBride at 613-828-6018 or visit

April 5-7

Freshen your decor with a piece of original art. Browse through what’s on offer at the Nepean Fine Arts League’s

spring sale, where you can meet more than 40 local artists and see their work. There will be a wide variety of styles and subjects to suit every taste. The sale takes place at the Ukrainian Hall, located at 1000 Byron Ave., on April 5 to 7. The opening is Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., and continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Admission is free. For more information, please visit nepeanfinearts. com.

April 6

Eco Equitable, a local charity and social enterprise, is holding its first ever “fill-a-bag” sale of recycled and unique fabrics at its headquarters at Heartwood House, located at 153 Chapel St., on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and fill a shopping bag for $10, or buy regularly priced fabrics for $2 to $5 per metre. All proceeds go to support Eco Equitable’s programs to support immigrant, marginalized and refugee women. Cash only.

April 10

Christian Women’s Central Club invites you to a spring dessert buffet, featuring Bowring “Spring Splendor” from Carlingwood Shopping Centre. Music will be provided by the talented vocalist Sonja Milsom. Speaker Carolina Vadala, from Kingston, will be speaking about finding security in an insecure world. Admission is $6 - first timers are $2. The event takes place 1 p.m. St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave. Anyone interested can RSVP by calling 613-692-6290. All women are welcome.


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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

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Libra, someone you can trust will be by your side this week when you need the most support. He or she also can help with sorting through financial concerns.

You may need an extra dose of patience this week, Taurus. Some difficult tasks are ahead and you will be in charge of getting things back to normal.

Scorpio, you may need to take a look at your finances and any things you can do to address any issues. Tweak things that have not been working as you had hoped.

Gemini, though many things can induce stress, the infectious sound of children’s laughter will quickly take you out of a slump. Take some time to enjoy the simpler things in life.

Sagittarius, make some concessions if it means keeping the peace around the house. Sometimes you have to simply sit back and let others be in the spotlight.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

Cancer, some issues that require your attention arise at the office even though you may feel you have already devoted enough time to work responsibilities this week.

Capricorn, take a few moments to think about what you expect from a particular person and then develop a strategy that will bring you to that end. It sounds easy, but it will require effort.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

A memorable night is on the horizon, Leo. It may be Wednesday or Thursday, so plan to look your best on those days. Romance could be in the air as well.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Sometimes things last, but other times they fizzle away, Aquarius. You may not be able to predict the outcome of everything, but you can take steps to protect the things you want to save.

Virgo, before reacting to something this week, take a few deep breaths before saying or doing anything. This way you can be sure you are not engaging in a knee-jerk reaction.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Others will quickly figure out that there is no one quite like you, Pisces. You are a great friend to be around.

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