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CDP Inside needs NEWS unified voice: Holmes Opera Lyra announces it is on the right path after a bumpy 2011 season. – Page 3

Centretown group urged to align with other organizations Laura Mueller


A group of pro hockey players led by Senator Chris Phillips paid a visit to sick children at CHEO. – Page 6


What was your highlight for 2012? Check out some of the Ottawa West EMC’s biggest moments from the first half of the year. – Page 10

EMC news - Centretown groups need to tackle concerns about the area’s upcoming community design plan with a unified voice, said Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes. While the “final” version of the Centretown community design plan was released on Oct. 18, the consultant working on the project, George Dark, has been tasked with updating it again after a group of local developers submitted their own version of the proposal through Ottawa planning consultancy firm FoTenn. After more than two years of work and several delays, the completed community design plan was set to go to the planning committee for approval on Dec. 11, but it was delayed again after FoTenn made its submission to the city. Working on behalf of six or seven of Ottawa’s biggestname developers, such as Ashcroft, Claridge and Minto, FoTenn submitted a 75-page review of the city’s plan and a 25-page rewrite of the part of the city’s plan dealing with the downtown. The completed plan is now expected to be released in midJanuary and will be considered by the planning committee in February, Judy Forrest of the Centretown Citizens’ Community Association told board members during a Dec. 18 meeting.

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Practice makes perfect Medical staff at the Ottawa Hospital’s skills and simulation centre perform an emergency Cesarean section during a simulated birth training exercise on Dec. 19. For the full story, page 2.

Library calls on all awesome young authors Competition offers youth a chance to be published Steph Willems

EMC News - Youth in Ottawa with a penchant for storytelling are being asked to put pen to paper - or stylus to iPad - and enter the library’s

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winning works published in the bilingual anthology PotPourri. The contest, which has been in existence for 18 years, continues to be a popular one. Last year the library received 365 submissions from aspiring writers, and 397 the year before. Putting amateur writing

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EMC news - The danger wasn’t real, but the situation presented at the Ottawa Hospital uOttawa’s Skills and Simulation Centre happens all too often. On Dec. 19, media and select members of the public watched as physicians delivered a baby by emergency Cesarean section after detecting a slowing fetal heartbeat. The difference today was that the baby – and the mother delivering it – were simulation mannequins. The exercise served to illustrate the tools and training that take place at the simulation centre, located on the grounds of the hospital’s Civic campus. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is in the midst of raising $2.5 million to expand the centre and add state-of-the-art research tools and equipment. “The 21st century has brought with it great medical advances – we know more about diseases then we’ve ever known and our technology has really evolved to where we now do operations through incisions the size of buttonholes,” said centre director Dr. Viren Naik. “Unfortunately, our medi-

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technologies and new procedures. The star of Monday’s demonstration was the aptlynamed Noelle, an anatomically-correct “advanced patient simulator mannequin” that stands in for a live patient during training. These mannequins represent the latest in technology, posessing the ability to talk, cry, sweat and even go into shock. During the simulation, doctors and nurses assessed the condition of the mother and baby before wheeling the patient into another room to have the Cesarean section performed. All told, the exercise took just over six minutes, a condensed version of a live situation. Dr. Glenn Posner, obstetrics program director and lead instructor of ob/gyn simulation, said the exercise was an example of a “crash Cesarean section” carried out if it is determined the baby’s life is in danger. “These are the reasons we walk around in scrubs all day,” said Posner, describing the need for staff members to be ready for medical emergencies at all times during their shift, even when on break. The value of the exercises carried out in the centre lie in the analysis carried out afterwards, said Posner, where the doctors, nurses and specialists recall their actions and judge where any improvements could be made. “That’s where the real reaching value is in simulation,” said Posner. \ “It’s not even about the event that happened in here, it’s what happens next door during the debriefing, and how we learn from this experience.”


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colm McCulloch was also pleased. “Our turnaround is being achieved in a hundred different ways, with so many helpful people,” he said. “Donors, funding agencies, audiences, performers and the staff have been marvelous.” A new board of directors was elected at the meeting, including new chairman Victor Rabinovitch. “Our renewal process has begun very well,” Rabinovitch said. The former chief executive of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the War Museum added that Opera Lyra is working on audience outreach and marketing, as well as keeping the company’s budgets under control. The company’s next opera will be La Traviata which will be presented in concert at the National Arts Centre in March 2013. Artistic director and conductor Tyrone Paterson will lead the production. The new board of directors features chairman Rabinovitch, treasurer Richard Monk, secretary John Coleman and directors Patti Blute, Richard Jenkins, Andrew Leslie, Gilles Levasseur, Monica Patten, Irma Sachs, Sheridan Scott and Mary Frances Taylor.

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EMC news - After a rocky close to its 2011 season, Ottawa’s professional opera company has announced a happy ending to 2012. Director general John Peter Jeffries announced at a meeting on Nov. 20 that the company was now showing a $200,000 surplus on its books. The good news was attributed to the company’s move to cancel shows in the 2011 season and cut back administration costs. Jeffries said he found the surplus a positive example of the company’s ongoing efforts. “We are moving forward rapidly in our renewal program,” he said. “Our autumn season featured a great production of La Bohéme, with critical acclaim and terrific box office results.” The company’s touring educational production of Cinderella also achieved good results this year. “We are just delighted with these results.” Jeffries said. Outgoing chairman Mal-

EMC news - Ottawa’s best known jesters will unveil a season of foolishness at the Company of Fools annual Twelfth Night Celebration. The event will take place at the National Arts Centre on Jan. 5. Over the course of the evening, the company plans to reveal three upcoming productions as well as offer highlights of this past year’s 10th anniversary celebrations, where it presented its Torchlight Shakespeare production. The company will also be raising money throughout the evening, aiming to collect $5,000 to support the Fools’ winter season. As a tease to draw people to the Twelfth Night Celebration, the company has released a few details about the three productions. *One of the shows will require 18 cast members, but will have no director. *Two of the shows will require the same key character, to be played by Chris Ralph. *All three shows will be at the “pass the hat” price tag. The pay-what-you-can price for this year’s productions will commemorate the Torchlight Shakespeare’s anniversary. According to the Fools, frolic, feasting and merriment


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EMC news - Calling the vote a historic moment for the city, Mayor Jim Watson and the rest of city council voted unanimously in favour of a $2.13-billion contract to build a light-rail system. The Dec. 19 vote marks Ottawa’s growth into a truly “big city,” said Alta Vista councillor and planning committee chairman Peter Hume. “We’re about to graduate to a big city,” Hume said during the Dec. 19 council meeting. Other councillors, including transit commission chairwoman and Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, said it is votes like this that remind her of the weight of her office. “There are few days in the life of a municipal politician that mean this much,” Deans said. “We are changing the direction of the city’s future.”

The 12.5-kilometre eastwest rail system, dubbed Confederation Line, will connect Tunney’s Pasture and Blair Road and include a tunnel downtown between Bronson Avenue and east of the Rideau Centre.The only new information about the project was the chosen construction consortium’s commitment to double the number of bicycle parking spaces to 600. The additional 300 spaces will not be weather protected, but 240 of the original planned spaces will have protection from the elements. Councillors criticized the small number of planned bike parking spaces when they debated the project as committee of the whole on Dec. 12. “We understand the importance of cycling amenities in this city and we hope that this gesture will be well received by Ottawa cycling advocates, Ottawa city council and the general public,” a letter from

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Councillors and the mayor gather in council chambers after the Dec. 19 vote to approve the light-rail contract. the Rideau Transit Group consortium reads. Local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling did not respond to a request for comment before this newspaper’s deadline. The consortium and city staff have also said they would ensure space is identified for future bike-parking expansions, as necessary. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs also asked for a review of cyclist and pedestrian safety for roads that will be used as bus-detour routes when the bus Transitway is being converted to a

rail line to the east and west of downtown. Rideau Transit Group’s quick action on council’s bikeparking criticism is a good sign for the companies’ working relationship with the city, said Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli. Orleans Coun. Bob Monette said he was happy to support the light-rail contract even though his ward’s residents will have to wait for a later phase before the trains come to them. “You have to start somewhere,” Monette said. “We

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designating most of the core of Centretown between Kent and Elgin streets and her opposition to designating Somerset Street West as a “secondary mainstreet” between O’Connor and Elgin streets. Those concerns are shared by the community association in its letter, with a couple additions. Regarding Somerset Street, the community association says those two blocks don’t have much in common with the rest of the stretch, which is more commercial.

“But the two blocks from O’Connor to Elgin are very different in character, and have more in common with the section of Somerset from Elgin to the canal – which is designated residential,” reads the letter. Designating much of the area between Kent and Elgin as mixed-use is “is a negative step that serves no purpose,” the letter states. The change will only result in residential buildings being converted into offices and new buildings having offices and retail on

street must be able to handle that, Holmes said. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury made a similar request about funding and options for streetscaping the section of Rideau Street between Sussex Drive and Dalhousie, where the Rideau station will be. Holmes also formally requested that staff investigate the possibility of a covered pedestrian connection between the Ottawa Convention Centre/ Rideau Centre and the National Arts Centre at Confederation Square. Informal

the ground floors, removing residents’ relationship with the street. The community association is also opposed to proposed height increases up to nine storeys in areas between Elgin and Bank. Also important to the community association are design guidelines aimed at creating liveable environments, large mandatory setbacks dictating how far away buildings must be from the street. The community association also tabled a response to FoTenn’s submission. In it, the group flatly rejects most of the planning firm’s assertions that mixing commercial and office

uses with residential dwellings on most Centertown properties is a sustainable form of development. The councillor also had nothing positive to say about the FoTenn submission, except that it gives the city advance notice about the types of things developers will be arguing when they inevitably appeal the community design plan to the Ontario Municipal Board. “George (Dark) is quite pleased (about the submission) because it gives him something to take to the OMB and be prepared,” Holmes said, calling the submission “very weak” and “very transparent.”

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There was some uncertainty over whether the plan would be changing. Holmes said planning committee chairman Coun. Peter Hume assured her the final draft community design plan wouldn’t change from the October version, but planning department chief John Moser told Holmes there would be changes. Dark wouldn’t say if – or how much – his final version would change. “My feeling is that the fundamentals of the plan to date are sound,” Dark wrote in an email. “The city has spent considerable time and resources on this plan and I endorse the time they are taking on revisions and editing to get it right.” The board also signed off on a letter to the city detailing the community group’s concerns about the plan.

The community design plan has been in the works since May of 2010 and will replace the Centretown Plan that was drafted in the 1970s. While a few new topics emerged on Dec. 18, Holmes said it is critical for the Centretown community association to align itself with her office and other groups like that Centretown Ottawa Community Housing Corporation to speak with one voice. “We’re at the end of a very long process,” Holmes said during the Dec. 18 meeting. “This is a very complicated (community design plan) and councillors on the planning committee are not used to that. We need to simplify and we need to all be on the same page.” The councillor has three points she will be hammering on: the need to plan for more green space, her opposition to

need to rectify the downtown core before we go elsewhere. You cannot build a transportation network without building the foundation.” Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes, whose ward will be home to the tunnel and four of the stations, said it is essential that the city move quickly to give Queen Street a facelift, as envisioned in a study called Downtown Moves. The tunnel will run under Queen Street, so many transit users are expected to flood that street when they emerge from the underground stations, and the sidewalks and











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NHL players pay visit to CHEO kids Senator Chris Phillips brings group to brighten winter day for patients Brier Dodge

EMC news - There were some very happy little hockey fans at CHEO on Dec. 18 as players from the Ottawa Senators and other National Hockey League clubs visited children at the hospital. Ottawa Senator Chris Phillips organized a group of his teammates as well as Boston Bruin Chris Kelly and Winnipeg Jet Grant Clitsome, a Gloucester native, to spend some time at the children’s hospital with the patients and their families. “It’s so great to spend time with the kids and see them smile and laughing,” said Senators player Kyle Turris. “It’s nice. We’re like one big family, everyone really comes out to spend some time with the

kids.” Turris, Kelly, Clitsome, Phillips, and Senators players Peter Regin, Marc Methot and Eric Condra all made the trip to the hospital to visit the kids. Senators’ captain Daniel Alfredsson couldn’t make it, but sent some autographed cards with his teammates to hand out to the kids. The players were presented with a giant Christmas card made by the patients, presented by Mariam Jolie, 7, from west Ottawa. The children signed the card, which said “Handmade with love” in large letters on the front. Mariam sat close to friends from her floor Emily Ellerginton, 7, and Jennifer Burke, a Grade 12 student from Barrhaven. The trio had Spartacat dolls

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Three-year-old George Jacobs, who is at CHEO because of an infection from his dialysis tube, meets hockey player Chris Phillips during a visit to the hospital. and hats for the players to sign, and smiled widely as the individual players made the rounds. “I’ve never seen the Sens up close before,” said Emily, a Senators fan who said it was a good Christmas present. “It was really good. I’ve

never met them before either, so it was really fun,” said Jennifer, an Alfredsson and Phillips fan. She read the official welcome from the patients to the players. Another of the children loudly cheered the name of

each player and threw his hands in the air in excitement as they entered the room. “We’re really delighted that the Senators, on their own initiative, has organized this visit which really shows their commitment to CHEO, and the kids at CHEO,” said CHEO

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EMC news - Even in these lean times it seems the gift of giving hasn’t lost its lustre. Ottawa’s annual United

Way Campaign passed the $24 million mark last week on its way towards a $30 million fundraising goal. The number is significant, considering that for the past two years monies raised have fallen just shy of

the campaign goal. Help meet that goal, the United Way has extended the campaign period to the end of March, the first time in its history it has gone beyond the traditional 10-week period. As

CEO Alex Munter, who was present for the event. The Senators always make an official visit to CHEO over the holidays, but have been known to make regular visits on their own downtime as well, popping by to visit with some of their biggest fans.

well this year, an online store was launched where people can donate in someone’s name. “This is a great idea for those people you know who have everything,” said Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, a campaign co-chairman, of the new Gift of Change system. “You give them a chance to make a difference in someone’s life.” R0021831917

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Legal battles over historic Somerset House resolved Settlement clears the way to restore heritage building Laura Mueller

EMC news - The owner of the historic Somerset House at Somerset and Bank streets will pay the city $650,000 in a legal settlement, ending years of litigation over the property. The money represents the city’s costs for fire, police and legal services related to unauthorized restoration work on the 100-year-old building. “This is the owner paying us the amount of money the court settled on, so our costs are now covered,” said Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes. “We’ve come to an amicable agreement that he is not going to take us to court for the $2 million and we are not going to follow up with any other court proceedings.” Plans for the property remain unclear. Calls to the building’s owner, Tony Shahrasebi of TKS Holdings Inc., were not returned before this newspaper’s deadline. A motion to city council reads: “the parties have expressed a joint desire to have the proposed development at Somerset House proceed as quickly and efficiently as possible,” and the city will waive


The city and TKS Holdings have settled years of legal wrangling over costs associated with unauthorized construction work on the historic Somerset House at the corner of Somerset Street West and Bank Street. its encroachment fees “as a sign of goodwill and to further motivate TKS Holdings Inc. to act as quickly as possible in developing this site.” A shell of the Somerset House has stood at 352 Somerset St. W. on the Centretown corner since the fall of 2007, when TKS Holdings was

working on the underpinnings of the building’s foundation without a permit. On Oct. 19, 2007, the building partially collapsed, closing off parts of Bank and Somerset streets until Dec. 19, 2007. That road closure wasn’t cheap and the city’s costs mounted as the chief building

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“It’s always great to see them at the awards ceremony. For many, you can tell it is a life-changing moment.” The deadline for submissions is Feb. 11 and the only criteria are the writer must be a library member and the submitted work must be original. As part of the contest, the library will hold three workshops at three different branches on Jan. 19.

Regestration for the workshops begins on Jan. 9 and the sessions will offer tips and advice from returning contest judges (and local authors) Michel Lavoie, JC Sulzenko and Brenda Chapman. The workshops will take place at the Carlingwood, Greenboro and St. Laurent branches. “The workshops are very informative and fun,” said Roy. “(The judges) do a very

good job.” Winners of the Awesome Authors youth writing contest will be announced at the awards ceremony being held at the Centrepointe branch on March 26. Invitations are sent out to all participants prior to the event. Details on the contest can be found at

official issued a demolition order because she worried the building could collapse at any moment. Shahrasebi obtained a court order to have the demolition done in stages to save part of the building, as long as it was in a safe condition, but much of the structure save for the fa-

çade and a side wall were torn down. The once-vibrant building has remained that way – covered with graffiti and open to the elements – for four years because the city and Shahrasebi were locked in a running court battle. In a legal decision in Janu-

ary of 2012, TKS Holdings was ordered to pay the city 75 per cent of what the municipal government said it cost to carry out the demolition, road closures and other work as a result of the emergency work order. Shahrasebi appealed the order and filed a separate $5-million lawsuit against the city, according to city documents. The $650,000 settlement resolves all litigation between the city and TKS Holdings. The January decision prompted surrounding business owners to hope restoration work would begin quickly. “It’s an eyesore,” Eli Hanna, manager of Gabriel’s Pizza, said last January. His restaurant faces the building from the north side of Somerset Street. He said customers frequently ask him what is happening with the decrepit building across the street, but Hanna has no answers. “I don’t know what to tell them,” he said. “I don’t even know who owns it.” Hanna said the heritage style of the building is attractive and it would be nice to restore it, but even if it’s torn down and something else is built in its place, Hanna would be happy. “Just do something,” he said.

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A civic wish list for the new year


ather than looking back at the year that was, let’s look ahead to what lies in store for the city of Ottawa and its residents in the coming 12 months. Yes, there were significant events in the history of this city last year -- the Lansdowne Park court decisions and the approval of the light rail plan stand out as two of the biggest -- but with those things in the past, what does the turning of the calendar

year have in store for us? If we had our way, here are a few things that we think everyone living here can agree would be good things for the capital. With any luck, the Ontario Liberal party will wrap its leadership contest up in due course and recall the legislature as soon as possible in the new year, allowing the entire province to get on with the business of rejuvenating Ontario. Between labour conflicts, questionable

conduct by elected officials, troubled government agencies and a stagnant economy, there is too much that needs to be sorted out at Queen’s Park for the prorogation to last much longer. Speaking of labour strife, we hope the Ministry of Education and teachers’ federations can come to an agreement that allows for our children to receive the education they deserve under conditions that allow government to rein in the

deficit while respecting the collective bargaining rights of teachers. That’s a tough task considering the current climate, but it’s the challenge at hand. Closer to home, Ottawa needs to finally move forward with the Presto program or move on. A system that makes the most of existing technology to ensure maximum convenience for transit riders while minimizing cost and increasing efficiency for OC Transpo is

what we expect. If Metrolinx, the provincial agency behind Presto, can’t deliver this type of system, the city needs to find someone who can. With the city’s Official Plan up for review, now is the time to bring the preamalgamation patchwork of zoning bylaws under one roof, making planning easier for staff and the rules easier to understand for developers and residents alike. When it comes to transparency, the city needs to prove its commitment to openness by being upfront about projects such as the temporary parking lot on

Lees Avenue. Over the fiveplus years it’s expected to take to finish the LRT project this isn’t going to be the only temporary measure the city will need to take, but it can surely do so in a more transparent way. There are other things we’d like to see, too: the return of professional hockey to the ice at Scotiabank Place, more work to make Ottawa one of North America’s most cyclingfriendly city and the genesis of planning for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. We accomplished much as a city in 2012. Let’s keep up the good work in 2013.


A bit of perspective for 2012 CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


n the midst of all this seasonal joy and hilarity and sing-songing and retrospecting, there is a constant need for perspective, an imperative to bring us back to earth. With that in mind, this is exactly the right time to present the Worst Ideas of 2012, with a special emphasis on the National Capital Region. 1. A casino for downtown. What more needs to be said? Negligible contribution to the economy, if any, social problems galore. The truly classy cities of the world shun casinos. It would be nice if we could be among them. Think how it would improve the life, not to mention the image of the city, if downtown got a new library instead of a new casino. 2. Two-tier recess. This one might have gone unnoticed if not for coverage in the Citizen. Some elementary schools are adopting a plan under which special programs are available at recess for children whose parents fork over the money. Can you imagine any responsible educator even looking once at such a program? The kids with less money stand and watch the kids with more money have fun? The reason we have public schools is so that every child can receive the same level of education. If these programs are that good, the school boards should pay for them and make them available to all. Either that or ditch the idea altogether. 3. Robocalls, political or otherwise. It’s bad enough that they have been allowed to intrude into elections, but even without that it’s bad. Why should machines be allowed to disturb us in our homes? It’s bad enough that telemarketers interrupt our dinners, but at least these are

human beings earning a meagre wage. Ban the robocalls. If we are to be called, let a human being do the dialing, for Pete’s sake, and pay him some money. 4. Social media — or, more precisely, talking about social media. Facebook, Twitter and whatnot are either going to survive or not. Who knows? But do the mainstream media have to be so fixated on them, as if they were as newsworthy as war, starvation or, more to the point, climate change? A related bad idea in the mainstream media is treating Twitter feeds as if they were news. Nobody cares about somebody’s 140 characters and, as we’ve seen in recent tragic events, they are often horrendously wrong. 5. Siri. Hey, you can talk to you phone and tell it what to do. You can tell it to play you a samba or call your uncle. You can ask your phone where the nearest sushi is. What a contribution to mankind. Think of the useful products that could be coming out of our economic system, think of the serious problems our economic system could be solving if it wasn’t expending all its creative energy on phones. 6. Condos. Enough already. Our city needs at least some small houses, small stores. We’re losing them every day as new condos rise, ever higher. The arguments for intensification are familiar to us all. But this is getting too intense. Since this a complicated world, we must take account of some ideas that are iffy. They may be good, they may be bad. We’ll just have to wait and see. In this category we would place such things as postal delivery changes, every-other-week garbage pickup and additional lanes on the Queensway. We shouldn’t omit thoughts of the best ideas of the year. There were some. As always, the NCC Christmas lights were gorgeous downtown, although perhaps a bit cut back, in the Scrooge-ish spirit of the times. The Rink of Dreams at City Hall is terrific. Check it out at night if you haven’t seen it. By year’s end it will have accommodated more skaters than the National Hockey League. And finally, here’s a good idea that not everyone expected: light rail.

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y husband and I set out for a trip to Pinecrest Mall. Destination: Ikea. But we got distracted. There’s a new store in town called Terra20. It calls itself the first of its kind in the world. Founded by Ottawa entrepreneur Steve Kaminski, Terra20 is an eco-friendly department store. If you live in Ottawa, you no longer need to rely on boutique shopping for eco-friendly baby items on the one hand and household cleaners on the other. Terra20 has everything from clothing to shampoo to stationary under a single roof. The worst thing about Terra20 is that it is a big box store, primarily accessible by car. It is a paradox – telling people to consume responsibly, while providing everything in mass quantities. At the same time, Terra20’s decision to mimic the big box model will likely be the secret of its success. Here’s why: boutique green stores are just that – boutique stores. They are destination locations, often found in small, walkable neighbourhoods in the city. And no offence, but they’re not exactly mainstream. The people that have committed to opening an eco-friendly baby store or a natural food store and their customers are fringe groups. But Terra20 brings green into the mainstream. It is a distraction for the Ikea shopper – you know, the 95 per cent of us who consume cheap plastic goods made in China because we feel we have no choice. This is why, my friends, it may just make the biggest leap in green since the blue box program was introduced in the 1980s. A few weeks ago, I saw an interview with Jon Dwyer on TVO’s The Agenda. The chief executive of Flax Energy in Toronto, Dwyer is another green entrepreneur

who sees the value of not reinventing the wheel when it comes to making a transition to a green new world. Flax Energy makes about six different products out of flax seeds, everything from animal food to flax diesel. The beauty of it is you don’t need a special vehicle or a modified tank to use Flax Energy’s fuel product. Any vehicle that runs on diesel can use flax diesel instead of regular diesel. Dwyer said the goal was to find and manufacture a green alternative to petroleum without asking consumers to change the way they consume. That means selling the product from a privately-based firm – without government subsidies paid for by taxpayers – and selling the product at the same price as the product it’s replacing. Normally, when it comes to green, says Dwyer, “we’re asking people to change their habits. But if you really want something to be sustainable, it has to mimic the item it’s replacing. Our business is fundamentally predicated on the economics of oil. “It’s probably the best economic model in history,” he said. As Dwyer tells it, flax, like petroleum, has one input and multiple outputs. There’s lots of it available. And when his company is harvesting, it’s using combines running on its own flax diesel, and shipping those seeds by trucks running on, you guessed it, flax diesel. The hardest thing in the world is to change human behaviour. Dwyer knows it, and Steve Kaminski at Terra20 knows it too. They want to change the world, but they know the only way that will happen is if they can encourage consumers to change without making them feel like they have to sacrifice something to get there.

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Looking back on the top news stories of 2012 A look back at some of the stories that graced the pages of the Ottawa West EMC during 2012. JANUARY

A hub that would provide access to health care and affordable housing for Hintonburg residents might have found its new home on a parcel of land at the corner of Bayview Road and Wellington Street West. “It’s very encouraging news,” said Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre. “But it’s still dependent on us being able to come up with funding.” Non-profit organizations in the city, including the Somerset West centre, have been trying to purchase a piece of land at the Bethany Hope Centre in Hintonburg and wanted to turn the facility into affordable housing units and services to benefit the community. Two central branches of the Ottawa Public Library are working to manage pest problems after bed bugs were discovered last month. Library officials said the discovery was initially restricted to dead bugs, larvae and eggs, but last week live specimens were found in a book at the Main branch on Laurier Avenue. Bugs were also discovered in books at the Rideau branch. Elaine Condos, a division manager and manager at the Main branch, said her location has had six such incidents in the past year. Ottawa



nessperson and community builder Jean Pigott died on Jan. 10 at the age of 87. Pigott was born in 1924 and grew up to become president and chief executive of her family’s bakery business before becoming the Progressive Conservative member of Parliament for the now-defunct Ottawa-Carleton riding in 1976. She was also the first woman to sit on Ontario Hydro board of directors, and sat on the board of the Canadian Tire Corporation. She was also chairwoman of the Ottawa Congress Centre board. The long anticipated revival of football at Carleton University looks imminent after the university named Steve Sumarah the 13th head coach of the Ravens varsity football program. Sumarah comes to Carleton after spending the last six seasons as head coach of the Saint Mary’s University Huskies. The newly hired coach began his work on Jan. 23 and said he is got a ton of work to do to build a team that will hit field in 2013 after a 14-year absence. FEBRUARY

A summit for youth, plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and a new award, the Order of Ottawa, are a few of the new ideas Mayor Jim Watson highlighted in his firstever state of the city address. Delivered to city council the morning after United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Watson’s speech was no barnburner -- he used much of the speech to reflect on council de-


Nepean High School student Ben Murchison serves up some food at the high school’s 12th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser. This year, money raised went to Connaught Public School. cisions he saw as achievements in 2011: progress on light rail and the Lansdowne redevelopment, as well as limiting budget increases and more. Bay Coun. Mark Taylor has a vision for the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre that includes a pool, gym facility and indoor

meeting space. While he said budget constraints are tight, he wants to see just over $1 million that would have been allocated to the Belltown Dome arena spent on improving the Britannia-area recreation centre. Taylor said since the arena was built on a flood plain, the contractor found too many issues building on it.

were encouraged to wear purple to show their support for youth mental health.

Stephanie Richardson leaned on her husband Luke’s shoulder, wiping away tears as he spoke to reporters and staff members at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre on Feb. 1. Their 14-year-old daughter, Daron, ended her life more than a year ago. But through their mourning, the Richardsons brought attention to the issue of youth mental health. They were at the Royal Ottawa to launch the Do It For Daron Power to the Purple Challenge, an awareness campaign that will raise funds for youth mental health throughout February. The Power to the Purple Challenge will engage schools, corporations and the community to raise awareness and money in support of the campaign. On Feb. 7, students

When Trustee Theresa Kavanagh was in school, she remembers when children would go outside and play. With video games and technologies today that don’t keep young people active, Kavanagh feels she has the solution: give students non-academic credit for consistently doing regular or daily physical activity outside of school. The school board’s education committee unanimously passed the motion on Jan. 30, and it set to go before the full board at a meeting on Feb. 14. As part of the plan, Kavanagh would like to see a pilot program for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 that would be run at three to six schools in the district. See CITY, page 12


Near misses, problem intersections and aggressive drivers were the topic of conversation as Hintonburg residents gathered on Jan. 31 to talk about pedestrian safety on neighbourhood roadways. Residents commented on various individual intersections in Hintonburg and areas around Ottawa west – including Parkdale Avenue near the Queensway westbound on-ramp. Residents brought up concerns about cars running red lights to get onto the highway, in-

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FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON “Last year, my son was 6 years old. One night, while he was brushing his teeth, he looked up at me and told me what he wanted for Christmas. He said that even though he didn’t believe in Santa anymore, he still wished for a toy car. It was one of those cars that climbs walls, turns over and just keeps going and going. He told me that he knew he wasn’t going to get it because we couldn’t afford it. I was devastated. My little boy wasn’t asking for much, but he was right; we didn’t have the means to get this for him”. This story is from a mother who has received help from the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa. Due to external circumstances beyond her control, life wasn’t what she had envisioned for her children. When her worker found out about her situation, she immediately went to the volunteers who manage the Holiday Gift Program in search of this toy. After a few days, the toy was found and a call was made to Mom. Mom was in tears, because she finally got a chance to make her little boy’s wish come true. After the holidays, the worker received a voicemail explaining how this little boy, Christmas morning, opened his gift and started jumping for joy, squealing with excitement. Mom said when she tucked her little boy in that night, he thanked her, told her it was the best day ever and that now, he BELIEVED! This is just one example of how together, we can make a difference. If you could see the children’s faces light up when they open their gifts or the smile spread across their face from ear to ear, you would be witness to the magical moments the holiday season can bring. On behalf of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), thank you to all who have given their time, money and commitment to the children, youth and families of our community. This year, CASO received more than 9,000 gifts from over 140 organizations, businesses, schools and individuals. We’ve had approximately 10 volunteers donate over 850 hours collecting, sorting and preparing these gifts for pick-up. Year after year, we have the chance to see firsthand what your contributions mean to children, youth and families. We are humbled by your generosity.


Westboro’s annual free music festival that draws thousands to the heart of the village every summer moved its head office to Vanier last year, an indication of the soaring cost of rents in the trendy neighbourhood. “The Westfest Inc. office moved out of Westboro Village July 1, 2011 and the sole reason is that this free festival can no longer afford the high rents that are found in Westboro Village,” Elaina Martin, the festival’s producer and founder, wrote in an email. The administrative office has since been set up at 265 Montreal Rd. after moving out of its old Richmond Road location.


Residents must butt out in parks, on patios and beaches or else face heavy fines as of July 2. City council voted 22-2 to expand the smoke-free bylaw to include municipal properties, such as parks and beaches, and all bar and restaurant patios on Wednesday, Feb. 22. An awareness and warning phase will begin on April 2, with fines and enforcement to start on July 2. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and Orleans Coun. Bob Monette were the only two on council to dis-

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Participants on the St. Patrick’s Day floats waved to the crowds as part of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade held downtown on March 10. sent. “I wanted the education (period to run) through the summer,” said Hubley. Too many cars zipping through the neighbourhood and a proposed high-rise development were among residents’ concerns at the Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association’s annual general meeting held

on Feb. 27. “High rise developments and intensification is an issue the neighbourhood faces in various forms, and that will continue in 2012,” said Amanda Farris, head of the neighbourhood association. Farris referred to the most recent development proposed by Ashcroft Homes that could see two towers built at the site


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The city’s planning committee agreed to terms that allow it to collect money from builders who want to build large projects (over 7,000 square metres) that are at least 25 per cent taller than the current rules allow. The plan is to put that money, estimated at around 15 to 50 per cent of the property value, towards community projects like parks, affordable housing, streetscaping, libraries or other public amenities. While the city has a policy of intensification to bring denser development to the urban core, the city has struggled to keep up with those types of facilities that add to the quality of life, said John Moser, the city’s general manager of planning and growth management.


From asbestos to exposed wiring, Broadview Avenue Public School parents have had enough of what they say is a poor state of repair for their children’s elementary school. “I knew it was bad, but I didn’t realize how bad it was,” said Liz Burgess, co-chairwoman of the school’s parent council. Burgess and other parents at the Westboro-area school are calling for a new school to be built to replace the existing one. She presented her findings recently to parents and indicated there are materials used in the school including asbestos, lead-based paints, mercurybased paints and ozone-depleting substances. A young man sitting on a toilet placed on the ice at Britannia Beach was part of Ecology Ottawa’s push to have the federal government include money for the Ottawa River Action Plan in its 2012 budget. The city’s Ottawa River Action Plan would help clean up the river, but Ecology Ottawa members said that the plan needs additional funds from the federal and provincial level in order to happen. Rising costs at National Capital Commission parks have forced the organizers of the 60th annual Tulip Festival to move programming away from Major’s Hill Park and Commissioner’s Park. One million tulips will decorate the two National Capital Commission parks, but all programming and events associated with the Tulip Festival will now be scattered around the city, the organization announced on March 5. The increases are tied to the fees the NCC charges for park clean up. Last year the festival cost $44,000 to clean up the site – $9,000 more than the festival had originally budgeted for. A new festival promising to be a celebration of bluegrass, roots and folk music will be coming to Centretown on April 28. The Ottawa Grassroots Festival will hold their first of what organizers announced will be an annual event at the Montgomery Legion Hall on Kent Street. The festival will offer free events during the afternoon and a ticketed evening concert. See STRICTER, page 14

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A push to update rules and make new “infill” homes better fit into existing neighbourhoods sparked one of the first big-picture policy discussions to hit the city’s planning committee under this council. The debate at planning committee on April 10 was started by a litany of more than 20 delegations, with development industry representatives asking for a delay in order to influence more changes to the rules and community activists who applauding the opportunity to finally address the issue of retaining the feel of the neighbourhoods they love. Eventually, councillors brushed off the concerns of the development industry and sided with community associations, but agreed to delay approval by full city council to allow for technical changes to wording in the guidelines that were requested by the development industry. Members of a fraternity at Carleton University took an unusually painful route to raise money for cancer treatments and research during an event organized for March 28. The members of the Carleton chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity offered up their chests during the Wax

other form of payment, such as cash or tickets. Some fares will go up or down slightly in price, for an overall increase of 2.5 per cent across all types of fares, according to a report the city’s transit commission was set to debate on April 23. Pay-per-ride fares using the Presto card will be the least expensive option at $2.65, compared to the current fare of $2.60 using tickets or current cash fare of $3.25. But after Presto is introduced, if you are an adult or student who wants to pay by cash or tickets, you’ll be spending more.

Off for Cancer fundraiser, to support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Chests, eyebrows and backs were waxed for the amusement of onlookers and to encourage donations. The fraternity has already raised $1,400 and is hoping to reach the $5,000 mark by the end of April. The members want their donation to have a direct impact on the Ottawa community. As weekly green-bin collection returned last week, new numbers show that Ottawans aren’t recycling much more of their organic waste. It’s the last year for the seasonal switch to weekly green bin collection, as Ottawa prepares to begin collecting household garbage every two weeks, while green bins will be collected each week throughout the year. But with only 1,714 more tonnes of organics being recycled by Ottawa residents, that change in garbage collection needs to be prefaced by a new educational campaign aimed at encouraging green-bin use, said environmental committee chairwoman Maria McRae. In 2010, 53,349 tonnes of organic waste were collected from Ottawa homes; in 2011, that number rose only slightly to 55,063. A community centre in Ottawa’s west end that would


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Caleb Lewis is a Westboro resident who’s been the first recipient of the Alive to Strive fitness grant and the 2012 Alive to Strive Race champion. As part of the grant, he’s been awarded a one-year membership to a fitness club and some personal training sessions. provide activities, services and even seniors housing for the city’s francophone population has moved a bit closer to becoming a reality. On April 17, Centre multiservices francophone de l’Ouest d’Ottawa announced it now has an architect and project

manager to begin the planning and construction of the centre that would be located at the former Grant Alternative School on Draper Avenue. Construction is set to begin in September 2012 and wrap up by fall 2013.

A series of changes to OC Transpo fares proposed for this summer are aimed at encouraging riders to switch to using the new Presto payment card system. That shift to electronic payment cards will be accompanied by a jump in fare prices tor those using an-

After weeks of debate among trustees, Westboro’s Broadview Public School has been re-designated from a renovation to a rebuild on the board’s capital priorities list to be submitted to the province by the end of the month. However, Broadview, which is currently fourth on the list as a $5.5 million renovation project, could be bumped to a place lower on the list as a $15 million rebuild. The school’s placement and the final capital priorities list will be approved at a board meeting scheduled for May 8 before it is sent to the province by May 31. See RESIDENTS, page 16


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Residents consulted on Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre reno pact of that relationship is vital to the neighbourhood.

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A push to reconstruct hundreds of pieces of Ottawa’s roads, water pipes, bridges and more may have been too ambitious. Three major road reconstruction projects announced as part of the $340 million Ottawa on the Move initiative in the city’s 2012 budget won’t start until 2013. Those projects include Bronson Avenue from Carling Avenue to the Rideau Canal and Carling from the OTrain to Bronson. The projects were delayed because having too many major roads under construction at once could compromise the road network

Those visiting Chinatown over the next month will get an additional dose of arts and culture during a festival running from May 12 through June 12. The community is once again hosting Chinatown Remixed, an annual festival promoting the arts and in a way turns the neighbourhood’s businesses into art galleries. Festival organizer Cindy Deachman said the idea for the festival came up around four years ago. “Grace Xin, the director of the BIA, was going around to all the different stores and restaurants and asking, what can we do to improve the neighbourhood?” she said. “Don Kwan (the owner of Shanghai restaurant) had the idea, it just came to him.” From there, Chinatown Remixed was born and Deachman said the festival has helped beautify the area.

At 42 storeys, a tower recently proposed for a site near Little Italy would become the tallest building in Ottawa. Planning for the Claridge Homes development, called Claridge Icon, is in its early stages and is in an area has recently seen other high-rise developments proposed, including the 30storey SoHo Italia. Claridge president Neil Malholtra said the building would be a mixeduse project that’s primarily residential, but would include retail on the ground floor as well as two or three floors of office space. Eric Darwin, president of the Dalhousie Community Association, said the proposed building’s height isn’t so much an issue for him, but how it relates to the street and the im-

Residents checked out what to expect when reconstruction work along Holland Avenue begins this summer at a public open house held at Fisher Park Public School on May 16. The work to replace an existing water main on Holland Avenue between Scott and Tyndall streets is set to begin in early to mid-July, to finish by this fall. The project will also replace existing water services to properties within the con-

struction limits, allow for two located sewer repairs along Holland Avenue and replacing the sidewalks and resurfacing Holland from Scott to Tyndall. Officials gathered at the future site of a new historical centre that will house archives and research on the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War to break ground on May 23 to mark the beginning of construction on the project. The Italian Canadian Historical Centre will be built at Villa Marconi and will be built as an expansion of its library. The start of the project follows the announcement of $243,600 in provincial funds. The centre also received community donations, as well as money from the city and federal government. After more than 30 years in the city’s west end, Bayshore Shopping Centre doesn’t want to show its age. The mall will be getting a $200-million facelift from its owners Ivanhoé Cambridge. The shopping centre’s expansion – announced at a red-carpet event at the mall on May 25 – will take place over the next three-and-a-half years. The plans include boosting the retail space by 14,900 square metres and adding 56 new stores, including U.S. retailer Target. See DEVELOPERS, page 18

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Developers take aim at Mechanicsville properties Continued from page 16


As the city narrows down routes for a western extension of the future light-rail transit line, a new group of residents who want to protect Byron Park is forming. The Friends of Byron Park held their first meeting coincidently the same day the city released an interim report on preferred route for LRT between Tunney’s Pasture westward to Lincoln Fields and continuing on to Baseline Station. The preferred options are Richmond Road/Byron Avenue via Churchill Avenue, the * Ottawa River Parkway, Richmond/ Byron via Ottawa River Parkway, and Richmond/Byron via Rochester Field. Following a proposal by Tega Homes to build a 36storey tower in the heart of Hintonburg last year, the developer has come back to the community with a revised proposal featuring a building half the height of the original. Jeff Leiper, president of the Hintonburg Community Association, said Tega Homes met with the community on May 1 and presented a rough plan that included an 18-storey tower on the Hamilton Avenue frontage of a site bounded by Spencer and Armstrong streets and Parkdale and Hamilton

School that are 60 times what is considered acceptable. In addition, some of the plumbing work that is suspected as a possible source of the contamination has been carried out at other schools across the Ottawa public board, although no other school’s has been found with unhealthy amounts of lead. Students have been stopped from drinking any of the water at Bayshore Public School since May 23, when a test result showed 626 micrograms of lead per litre of water. The acceptable level is 10 micrograms per litre. It’s not clear how long students may have been drinking water contaminated with high levels of lead.

avenues. The proposal also featured an eight-storey tower on the Parkdale Avenue side. The whole block, except for the Carleton Tavern, is to be included in the development. Centretown residents filled a room at the McNabb Community Centre on May 30 to hear more about what their community could look like in the coming years. For the majority, it was their first time attending a meeting on the area’s community design plan process. The community design plan, or CDP, is a document that will serve to guide future development in the community and residents heard from lead consultant on the project George Dark about the plans. “Centretown is such a wonderful place to live and work,” said Dark of Urban Strategies Inc. Deb Chapman and Irmi Elbert remember a time when Clare Gardens Park in Westboro was used for drug deals, the cement pathways were cracked and dotted with pot holes, and the children’s play equipment was falling apart. Now, about five years later, the two Westboro women have been awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their clean up efforts. Councillors on the city’s planning committee heard a

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Carter Larche, 4, gets some help getting dressed at a National Aboriginal Day celebration put on by the Odawa Native Friendship Centre which was held at Dovercourt Recreation Centre on June 20. chorus of residents repeating what has become a mantra at the city’s planning committee on June 12: “I’m not opposed to development, I’m opposed to the height.” But the arguments against a proposed 28-storey condo tower in Mechanicsville were not enough to sway the ward’s

councillor, Katherine Hobbs, from joining her colleagues in supporting the proposal from Urbandale. The property at 99 Parkdale Ave. is zoned for a building of about 14 storeys, a height similar to the condo buildings that surround it. However, elongating the tower is better for neighbours

because it will allow light to penetrate between buildings and create some green space around the base of the building, instead of maxing out the site’s footprint. Multiple tests have found levels of lead in the drinking water at Bayshore Public

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Youth soccer takes flight in west end Blair Edwards

EMC sports - A new youth soccer club in Kanata will hold its first season starting next May. The National Capital Industrial Soccer League this week announced the creation of the Kanata Dragons Athletic Club for recreational players between the ages of four and 18. The Dragons will play on outdoor fields in Kanata used by the NCISL next year and use the 100-metre by 60-metre outdoor artificial-turf field at the Richcraft Recreation Complex starting in 2014 when the recreation centre, now under construction, opens. “It’s the first (outdoor) artificial turf that we have in Kanata,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “We’re really, really pleased that we’re going to have the permanent field because they’re putting the money in the recreation complex to pay the difference between a grass field and artificial turf and for the lighting that goes with it.” During its first year, the club expects to register up to 1,000 players, playing on 70 teams. The soccer league has invested $720,000 to secure a

10-year lease on the use of the outdoor soccer field at the recreation centre; the city will be responsible for maintaining the field. “We have room for over 1,000 (players) using existing NCISL fields,” said Tim Baigent, president of the NCISL. “When the turf field becomes available we’ll be able to increase that to 1,600.” The field will have outdoor lights allowing play until 11 p.m. every night, with youth using the field until 8 p.m. and adults from 8 to 11 p.m. “(The NCISL) get the last three hours of the day, that’s a benefit to us,” said Baigent. The NCISL plans to contact local corporations to sell naming rights for the artificial field for a 10-year period, advertising on the field’s fence and hold soccer camps run by the Dragons to help pay its investment. The field will have bleachers with a seating capacity of 100 people. According to the city, an artificial field allows for more than 2,000 hours of use per year compared to the estimated 300 hours available on a grass field. “It’s like the equivalent of building five new grass fields,”


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A new outdoor artificial-turf soccer field will be installed at the Richcraft Recreational Complex, partly to accommodate the Kanata Dragons Athletic Club, a soccer program for recreational players age four to 18. The Dragons will be run by the National Capital Industrial Soccer League, which will also play games at the field. said Baigent. The city will use the money to upgrade the field from grass to artificial turf. The first year of the agreement the NCISL will receive approximately 500 hours and the city will rent the rest – an estimated 1,500 hours-plus – to other clubs and teams. The agreement requires the NCISL to offer a program for youth, but it was unable to partner with existing leagues such as the West Ottawa Soccer Club. “We never intended to run youth soccer, but we were un-

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able to convince other clubs to participate in the investment,” said Baigent. “In the end we were forced … to create our own youth soccer organization.” The Kanata Dragons will use the indoor gymnasium at the Richcraft Complex to allow children to participate in a variety of other sports such as basketball, volleyball and general fitness classes. The cost to register a child with the Kanata Dragons will range from $99 to $139, depending on the player’s age, said Baigent.

Baigent said there will be some overlap with the programs offered by the West Ottawa Soccer Club, adding the Dragons had no plans to field competitive teams. “We’ve tried not to overlap as much as we can,” said Baigent. The league will introduce the Dragons during an open house at the Bell Sensplex on Jan. 4 starting at 6 p.m., when it will invite children to suggest a name for the club’s dragon mascot. The NCISL is an adult-only soccer league started in 1980



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Saturday night house party a way of Depression-era life MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories egg salad -- canned salmon was unheard of. Anyone who wanted to be real fancy, brought bologna, which was my very favourite. Slab cakes and molasses cookies were taken out to the summer kitchen to keep chilled and covered with more tea towels. Before anyone arrived, Mother would have the big shiny kettle boiling and at least two white aluminum tea pots simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. Of course there were no clothes closets, so the coats were piled on the nearest bed and it always amazed me that no one went home wearing some else’s coat. Around the kitchen stove, galoshes and rubber boots were kept warm for the trip home. At our house, the baking table was moved into the parlour for euchre and another game was always going on

around the old pine table in the kitchen. There was much pounding of fists, loud laughing, and frivolity at both tables and I often wondered if they took the game as seriously as I thought they did. Music filled the house. Uncle Alec Thom would bring his fiddle, Mother would take her mouth organ out of its blue velvet box, Father would grab two spoons, one of the Beam boys would tune up his guitar and someone would call for a square. The youngest of us would be upstairs in a bedroom playing Parcheesi or jacks and as the night wore on, it wasn’t unusual for five or six of us to stretch out crossways on a bed and fall asleep. When the Saturday night house party was at a neighbour’s home and I was one of the ones bedded down, it was a mystery to me how I would wake up the next morning in

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my own bed. I would have no recollection of being carried out to the sleigh, or of being put into my bed. I would be wearing the same clothes I had worn that evening. The only thing missing would be my galoshes, so I often didn’t have to get dressed for church the next morning. When the party was at our house, I always hoped there would be some cookies or slab cake left to be enjoyed on Sunday, but there wouldn’t be a crumb of left. By Sunday morning, everything in the kitchen would be back to normal. Mother and Audrey would have washed the dishes, and the furniture would all be back in place. The parlour door would once again be closed and a braided mat rolled up against it. There was no need to heat a room that was never used in the winter time except for the Saturday night house party. And so it went all winter long. As normal as going to church every Sunday or going into Renfrew to peddle chickens and butter, the Saturday night house party was a way of life back in those Depression years. The price was right too.

A new year brings a new era for St. Lawrence College After an extensive national executive search, the Board of Governors of St. Lawrence College is delighted to announce the appointment of Glenn Vollebregt to the position of President and CEO of St. Lawrence College, effective January 1, 2013. Glenn has been with the College for 12 years and brings a broad range of senior administrative experience, a proven financial background, and a deep passion for student success and academic excellence to this leadership role. Glenn holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, UK, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and a Business Accounting Diploma from Georgian College. Glenn looks forward to leading our great academic institution and continuing to work with the hundreds of dedicated staff at the College.



hat was left of the Christmas tree was dragged out to the back of the woodshed. Standing in the kitchen, in the farthest corner away from the Findlay Oval, was not enough to save the sprigs of the Spruce tree, most of which had been swept up and fed into the fire box. The decorations, loops of silver rope saved year after year, the clip-on candle holders which always terrified Mother, so sure was she the whole place would go up in smoke, and the few felt animals we attached to the branches, were finally wrapped in issues of the Renfrew Mercury and packed away for another year. The house was back to normal and a new year was beginning. It was time to get back to the Saturday night house parties. In the summer time, most of the community activities centred around the church, but in the winter socializing was done in the homes. I loved the Saturday night house parties. No formal invitations were necessary and it was beyond me how anyone knew where the party was being held. My much older and wiser sister, Audrey, said she was sure Central would simply start ringing everyone who had a phone and told them where the next party was taking place. At that time in my life, I thought that was a perfect explanation. When the party was at our house, everything movable was shoved against the kitchen walls to make way for the square dancers. Of course the house had to be cleaned from top to bottom too. Even the bedrooms upstairs had to be readied -- that’s where the youngest of us ended up. Neighbours started coming early in the evening. Horses and sleighs lined up in the yard. None had to be tied as they seemed to know they were expected to stay put, which always amazed me. Enough food would be brought to feed half of Renfrew County. Sandwiches filled 11-quart baskets which had been lined with spanking clean flour bag tea towels. These were of the simplest kind: roast pork, roast beef,

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About St. Lawrence College With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The College has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

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Improving Health Care In Our Community Earlier this year, our government proudly announced the Action Plan for Health Care. This strategy will transform the system so families get the best care when and where they need it. This plan is essential for highquality patient care while better managing our precious health care dollars. The Action Plan gives Ontarians better access to family doctors and health professionals, and shifts some routine procedures in hospitals to non-profit, community-based clinics. This means treatment is performed faster, under the same high-quality standards, for a lower cost. All this saves patients time, keeps them healthier, and reduces hospitalization. Offering residents more options for home and community care, so they live healthier and more independent lives, is a key component of the Action Plan. Recently, Ottawa’s Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) announced an additional $11.1 million in annual funding for new community-based services. This will provide more home-care services such as nursing and personal support to local seniors, and improve services for people with mental health conditions. Investments like these help local residents, particularly seniors, stay out of hospital. It will help free-up hospital and long-term care beds, shorten emergency room waits and reduce the number of re-admitted patients. In addition, 90,000 more Ontario seniors will receive care at home, thanks to an additional three million personal support worker hours over the next three years. I am also pleased to report that in November we reached an agreement with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). It protects and builds on the gains we have made for patients over the last nine years, and supports the system’s fiscal sustainability for future generations. It includes new investments to expand access to family doctors for seniors and patients with higher needs, including 30,000 more house calls in 2013. It will modernize delivery and lower wait times through e-consultations. We also find savings that will be used to help new doctors enter the system. This is good news for patients, as we are creating a strong, sustainable health care system with the help of our doctors. Finally, we got the Hintonburg Hub! Our community tirelessly advocated for this project for several years, and I believe it is exactly what we need to improve primary care in our community. I was proud to join Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) and the Champlain LHIN in November to announce that the SWCHC has purchased a building at 30 Rosemount Avenue, with the LHIN providing $334,000 in annual operational funding to make the project a reality. This will greatly expand health care and social services to Hintonburg and Wellington West, serving 1,100 residents. I am very pleased that the SWCHC, the LHIN, and the Ministry of Health were able to come together on this innovative partnership. http://


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Make food safety part of your holiday menu EMC lifestyle - Whether you are eating at home or at one of the city’s many restaurants, Ottawa Public Health is reminding residents to keep food safety top of mind during this busy and festive time of year. Residents can avoid foodborne illness by following safe food handling, storage and cooking practices at home, and by choosing restaurants that consistently meet safety guidelines. Health Canada estimates that there are between 11 and 13 million cases of foodborne illness in Canada every year. Food-borne illness –sometimes called food poisoning– usually results from eating food or drinking wa-

ter contaminated by diseasecausing bacteria or the toxins they produce. Here are some tips that will make this holiday season safer for you, your loved ones and your guests. Preparation, thawing, storage & sanitation

• Wash your hands for at least 15 seconds with soap and water, especially after sneezing, smoking, coughing, using the washroom, touching pets, changing diapers, or touching raw meats or eggs. • Wash all vegetables and fruits, including those that you peel or cut, such as melons, oranges and cucumbers. • Thaw foods in the refrigerator. Turkey or chicken should

be thawed in the refrigerator and never at room temperature. • Be sure to cover and store raw meat or marinades on the bottom shelf of your refrigerator to avoid spilling liquids on ready-to-eat foods. • Wash, rinse and sanitize utensils, cutting boards and food preparation surfaces and be sure to use separate work areas to avoid cross-contamination of raw and ready-toeat foods. Remember, your hands can also transfer bacteria from raw to cooked foods. Cooking

Cook all ground beef, pork and fish products until it registers an internal temperature

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• Cook turkey and stuffing separately. • Cook turkey until it registers an internal temperature of 82 C (180 F) on a cooking thermometer for 15 seconds. • Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of cooking. Raw egg products:

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Free OC Transpo service extended on New Year’s Eve Ottawa East EMC staff

EMC news - OC Transpo is adding excitement to end of the year celebrations by announcing that free transit service will be available on New Year’s Eve to all residents after 8 p.m. A city release said the citywide campaign is provided through a partnership between OC Transpo, the city’s Safer Roads Ottawa program,

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) North and East Ontario and the Ottawa Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). “Once again Ottawa residents have access to a world class transit service, free of charge, on New Year’s Eve,” Mayor Jim Watson said in a release. “When you’re making plans throughout the holidays, and making plans

for New Year’s Eve, please remember to plan for a safe ride home.” Free service will be available on all OC Transpo routes on Dec. 31 between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule. This time, the free service is being offered three hours earlier than in previous years. Para Transpo will operate un-

til 1 a.m. on Jan.1. “The earlier start means more people will begin their evenings with public transit, which should result in more people ending their evening in the same way,” said Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, who is also the chairwoman of the transit commission. “Thanks to the support of our partners, in this season

of traditions, OC Transpo can once again fulfill its tradition of bringing increased safety and responsibility to Ottawa streets on New Year’s Eve.” In addition to the free bus service, the city encourages Ottawa drivers to also consider the use of designated drivers, taxi services or Operation Red Nose to ensure safe passage home throughout the holidays.

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“There are many options available to our residents to not drive impaired,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, chairwoman of the transportation committee. She added that the city’s goal is to have the safest roads in the world. “No matter how you choose to travel on New Year’s Eve, please stay safe.” For more information and travel planning assistance, contact OC Transpo at 613741-4390 or visit

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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 Christmas Mass times please see 528 Old St. Patrick St. Ottawa ON K1N 5L5 (613) 565.9656

Parkdale United Church 429 Parkdale at Gladstone Ministers Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Barbara Faught - Pastoral Care Melodee Lovering - Youth and Children Worship Service - 10:30 am 613-728-8656 Sunday School for all ages Nursery Available


December 30th: Guest Minister-Rev. Art Pattison

470 Roosevelt Ave. Westboro

St. Clement Church/Paroisse St. ClĂŠment R0011292719

Sunday Worship - 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School

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

4550 Bank Street (at Leitrim Rd.) (613) 277-8621 Come for an encouraging Word! R0011292867

St Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church Holy Eucharist 8:00 am & 10:30 am 10:30 am - Play Area for Under 5 934 Hamlet Road (near St Laurent & Smyth) 613 733 0102 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;


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Worship 10:30 Sundays

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in Metcalfe on 8th Line - only 17 mins from HWY 417

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

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7275 Parkway Rd. Greely, ON 613-821-1056

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Come to Worship - Sunday 10:30 Bible Preaching, Hymn Singing & Friends

Minister: James T. Hurd Everyone Welcome


1584 John Quinn Road Greely ON K4P 1J9 613-821-2237

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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


The Redeemed Christian Church of God


St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

Riverside United Church

2112 Bel Air Drive (613) 224-0526

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

Invites you to our worship service with Rev. Dean Noakes Sundays at 11am 414 Pleasant Park Road 613 733-4886


Sunday Services: Bible Study at 10:00 AM - Worship Service at 11:00 AM A warm welcome awaits you For Information Call 613-224-8507

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City to host Canada’s 100th skating championship 2014 event to provide entertainment for fans, boost to local economy Laura Mueller

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Junior ice dancers Samantha Glavine of Barrhaven and Jeff Hough of Russell perform at the Rink of Dreams at city hall during a Dec. 19 announcement that Scotiabank Place will play host to the 100th National Figure Skating Championships in 2014. The Olympic qualifying event is expected to draw thousands of people to the capital.

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EMC news - The capital is set to play host to the 100th anniversary edition of the National Figure Skating Championships – an event that began in Ottawa – in 2014. Mayor Jim Watson and Skate Canada president Benoît Lavoie announced on Dec. 18 that the major event will take place at Scotiabank Place from Jan. 9 to 15, 2014. Skating is a popular pastime on neighbourhood rinks around Ottawa, Watson said, and bringing a premier professional sporting event to the city will provide entertainment for skating fans and a boost for the local economy. “Ottawa has a strong histo-

ry of skating in this community,” Watson said, referencing past champions who call Ottawa home and were on hand for the event: Liz Manley, Lynn Nightingale, Debbi Wilkes and also Barbara Ann Scott, who recently passed away. Lavoie pointed out that some of the oldest archival images of figure skating in Canada show skaters on the rink at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. “Skating has a strong history here,” he said. “I can’t think of a better place to spend our 100th anniversary. Let’s make it a big celebration.” Watson thanked Ottawa clubs including the Minto Skating Club, which hosted the first championships, and the Gloucester Skating Club,

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for helping turn Ottawa’s young athletes into the champions of tomorrow. Some of them are likely to skate at the 2014 championships, which will be sponsored for the first time by Canadian Tire. The city is kicking in $50,000 towards hosting the championships. The event is also the final qualification opportunity for the Canadian Olympic team that will represent the country during the Sochi 2014 Games. The event is expected to draw thousands of people to the capital and generate close to $4 million in economic impact for the area. Ottawa last hosted the figure-skating championships in 2006. Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2013. In addition to Scotiabank Place, competing athletes will also make use of the Bell Sensplex in Kanata as a practice facility. Watson pointed out that this is the latest event announcement in Ottawa’s strategy to host more major events and give the local tourism economy a boost. The city is also playing host to the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships and the International Triathlon Union’s Duathlon World Championships next year, as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournament in 2015. On Dec. 18, Canadian Tire also announced it will be sponsoring Skate Canada’s CanSkate program, which is the only learn-to-skate program for Canadians of all ages. Each year the program teaches more than 125,000 Canadians how to skate. “Skating is a Canadian tradition and we believe there is power in sport to bring family, friends and communities together,” said Landon French, vice president of sport partnerships for Canadian Tire.

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River Ward City Councillor @CouncillorMcRae Conseillère, quartier Rivière I hope that you enjoyed a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. My husband Paul and I spent a wonderful time enjoying our families in our hometown, Sudbury.

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

Best wishes for a safe New Year’s Eve. OC Transpo is providing free transit service between 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. during these festivities.

Jan. 5

The Ottawa West Arts Association ( presents “Halcyon Days” January 5, 2013 – March 1, 2013. Visit the owaa gallery to view sensational new artworks from local artists and fill out a People’s Choice Ballot for your favorite artwork at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex, 1500 Shea Road, Stittsville. Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

All the best in 2013! Green Bins Love Evergreens: Recycling Your Christmas Tree and Evergreen Boughs Christmas trees are collected each week with your regular organics materials. Please remove all decorations and plastic wrapping, and place the tree and evergreen boughs at your curbside on collection day. Outdoor Sledding Hills and Skating Rinks Ottawans can enjoy fun winter activities at the City’s approved sledding hills and outdoor skating rinks. River Ward residents enjoy tobogganing at Mooney’s Bay Park (2960 Riverside Drive) or skating at any of the following locations:

Jan. 9

The Christian Women’s Central Club invites you and your friends to its New Year’s Silver Dessert Buffet featuring SILPADA Sterling Silver Jewelry and special music and a talk by talented vocalist Daphne Dykhuizen. She will speak about “A life wrapped up.” $6 and first timers $2, 1 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe. RSVP: 613-228-8004. All women are welcome.

• Alexander (960 Silver Street) • Arnott (691 Harman Crescent) • Bellevue Manor (1520 Caldwell Avenue) • Bellevue Raven (1500 Larose Avenue) • Carleton Heights (1665 Apeldoorn Avenue) • Celebration (Central Park Drive) • Frank J. Licari (1990 Cochrane Street) • Geoff Wightman (89 Leopolds Drive) • Ledbury (1250 Ledbury Avenue)

Jan. 16

Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of: Adding Contemporary Layers to Historic Districts. This event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. After years of discussions, the French proposed a means to regroup contemporary interventions in historic districts using seven categories. The categories are: 1. Degree “0” of insertion, 2. integration, 3. contrast, 4. from the laughable to the precarious (temporary), 5. invisibility, 6. analogy, and 7. complex examples. Drawing on national and international experience and expertise in the heritage field, François LeBlanc will present and discuss examples from each category. This lecture will be in English. Details are available by email at info@, calling 613-230-8841 or by going online at www.heritage

Jan. 27

Family Literacy Day at the Ottawa Public Library, Centrepointe branch at 101 Centrepointe on Sunday, January 27 from 2-3 p.m. Children’s entertainer, Tante Caroline, will share songs and stories in French and English for all the family to enjoy! This event is free and no registration is required.

Feb. 6

Heritage Ottawa presents its eighth-annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture. The guest speaker is Charlotte Gray (Does Heritage Pull History Out Of Shape?) and the free event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. How can creative non-fiction writers bring new readers to history while staying within the bounds of creative nonfiction? Gray will discuss the different demands made on the past by historians

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O Canada! Our home and native land patriot love in all thy sons command. On December 15, 2012, I was pleased to announce the Ward City Councillor •True River Conseillère, quartier Rivière Please join me in celebrating our magnificent country by finalization of the Plasco Commercial Facility Long-Term With glowing hearts we see thee rise Waste Conversion Agreement. The signing of this contract The true north, strong and free proudly displaying our flag in your is an important milestone in the City of Ottawa’s ongoing F A L L 2 0 1 1 From far and wide, O Canada partnership with Plasco Energy Group Inc. (“Plasco”). I worked • Canada or derives its name from the Iroquois word kanata, home business. diligently with Kent Kirkpatrick, our City Manager, to ensure We stand on guard for thee. meaning “village” or “settlement” . that the interests• James of taxpayers were rigorously Naismith invented basketball in protected 1891. @CouncillorMcRae God keep our land glorious and free Please join me in celebrating our magnificent country by during the negotiation of this agreement. • Canada’s official colours – red and white – were O Canada! proclaimed by King George V in 1921. proudly displaying our We flag stand in your on guard for thee • Canada’s “Maple Leaf” flag was first flown on O Canada! We stand on guard for thee. home or business. The contract outlines an agreement for Plasco to process February 15, 1965. 109,500 tonnes of City-supplied waste per year. All construction, • Terry Fox inspired millions of Canadians during his 1980 cross-countrycosts run toare raisethe money and awarenessoffor operating and maintenance responsibility cancer research. Plasco.

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Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of Rediscovering Lowertown. This events takes place on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St. at the corner of Laurier Avenue West. Built on a swamp between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal and north of the “Sandy Hill,” Lowertown and the Byward Market became a workers’ paradise as it matured in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. It was almost obliterated by ill-conceived urban renewal and transportation schemes in the ’60s and early ’70s, and continues to struggle to this day to survive despite being previously saved and designated as an important heritage area. Marc Aubin, a sixth generation resident of Lowertown and president of the Lowertown Community Association, along with fellow members, will share perspectives on the community’s successes and challenges in protecting and restoring the area’s heritage. Lecture will be in English. Questions are welcome in either official language. Info: or 613-230-8841,

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and heritage activists. An author of eight best sellers, the Ottawa-based writer will explore the challenges she faces as she brings history to life in her work, including Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike and her forthcoming true crime book, Carrie’s Case, which will be published in the fall of 2013. Lecture will be in English. Info: info@heritageottawa. org or 613-230-8841. www.

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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

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Some change is in order, Aries. You have realized it for some time now, but this week it must come to fruition. Think about the way you want to approach this. Taurus, you are on an emotional roller coaster and don’t know how you will feel from one second to the next. Figure out your goal for each day and then go along for the ride. Gemini, you feel like staying in a dream world surrounded by a fence of your own making. But the reality of work and family life has to set in at some point. There is something in the stars this week pushing you to make a change, Cancer. The change may be as simple as wearing your hair a new way or as significant as changing careers.

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

4. Triumphantly happy 5. Deeds, actions or events 6. Surrounds 7. Requests 8. Superlative of “good” 9. Tycoons 10. Start anew 11. Extinct ratites 12. OM 13. Patti Hearst’s captors 21. Method of birth control 22. Indebted to 25. Dulled by surfeit 26. l836 siege of U.S. 27. Gull genus 28. Imaginary perfect places 29. Czech & German River 30. 3rd largest Finland lake 31. Nostrils 32. Long necked birds

Things are off to a rough start this week, but better days are right around the corner. Keep thinking about the good times ahead. They will be here before you know it. Virgo, it’s time to reconsider a difficult situation. If you still hold to a particular belief, you could be limiting your possibilities. Adopt a new point of view to gain a different perspective.

34. Norse god of thunder 37. Lively & energetic 40. Prom flowers 43. Degree of warmth 46. Boil over with anger 47. Chocolate trees 48. Israeli airport code 50. Official language of India 51. Japanese stringed instrument 52. Prevent from being seen 53. Churn up 54. Cape near Lisbon 55. Not light 56. Change direction abruptly 57. Immediate memory (abbr.) 58. AFL-___:labor organization 1220

CLUES ACROSS 1. Free from danger 5. Dull in appearance 9. Mothers 14. Grand __ racing 15. Department in France 16. Into a state of difficulty 17. Two-toed sloth 18. Printing liquids 19. Genus Bouteloua grasses 20. Jagger’s band 23. Pulls 24. No longer is 25. Waldorf and tossed 28. In constant agitation 33. Actor Ladd 34. Spanish diacritical mark 35. No (Scottish) 36. Fruit pastries 38. A male ferret 39. Strike with fear 41. Australian flightless bird

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This is the week to shop for something new, Libra. It may be a new wardrobe, some new furnishings, or even a new car. Your purchasing power is high right now. Your academic history and workload don’t leave much room for creativity. But if you want to go out and do something, then simply do it. You will find a work-around. Sagittarius, something important has passed but you are still reaping the benefits. Bask in the afterglow as much as you can because it can’t last forever. Capricorn, you may find you’re struggling a little to define your identity, but things will fall into place soon. You’re an ecclectic mix of attributes, anyway. Aquarius, maintain a positive attitude this week and you’ll benefit greatly from having done so. Once you get it right, everything will click. Pisces, for one reason or another, some issues will go unresolved this week. They can wait, so don’t worry.

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ID#A151616 Lolo is a 7 month old, white female Dutch rabbit. She was surrendered to our shelter by her owner on November 28, but is now available for adoption. This sweet natured girl would make a perfect pet for a family with children! Rabbits are intelligent and social animals that make affectionate and rewarding family pets as long as their needs are met. Plenty of human attention, daily exercise and play, nutritious food and hay are all important elements of proper rabbit care. Given the appropriate care, rabbits can live up to ten years, so the decision to adopt a rabbit must not be taken lightly.

Britany is a one year-old black and white spayed female domestic shorthair cat who loves to greet everyone she meets! She was brought to our shelter as a stray on October 15 but is now available for adoption. This lovely lady is full of cuddles and purrs and would make a great addition to your family! Britany is currently at one of our Pet Adoption Locations (PAL). If you are interested in adopting Britany, make sure to swing by Petsmart in Orleans!

For more information about these or other animals available for adoption, please call the adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or visit www.

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Housetrained and lets you know when he needs to go outside Begins to walk on a leash without pulling Sits quietly Sits and stays with limited distractions for a short period of time Greets people calmly and does not jump Chew her toys — not furniture, fingers or shoes React calmly to different people, children, sounds and other dogs Types of training at this stage: crate training, house training, puppy class Games to try at this stage: hide and seek, ball chase and retrieve Puppies need quiet time. Too much stimulation teaches them that being hyper and nervous is acceptable. 5 months to 1 year • Consistently walks on a leash without pulling • Walks on leash unless you can call him back under all circumstances • Sits quietly under most distraction • Sits and stays under most distraction • Types of training at this stage: continue previous stage training and add manners and obedience — basic and advanced • New games to try at this stage: recall games in the house and yard 1 year and over • Dogs become mature adults between two and three years of age • Between one year and maturity, your dog should be able to walk on a leash and sit and stay quietly under any distraction

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Owning a dog can be a very rewarding experience and how you train your dog has a big impact on whether your relationship will be one of companionship or frustration. A big mistake people often make when they first bring their dog home is to give him too much freedom. You may think you’re being nice, but in fact, you may be doing more harm than good. Adopting a training program from the beginning is a fun way to get to know your dog and sets the stage for a successful relationship. What is training? Training is a form of communication between a dog and his owner. Since dogs cannot speak, it is up to the owner to learn how to communicate with the dog. All owners can benefit from training classes, even if they have previously owned a dog or trained many in the past; remember that every dog is different. What is your role in training? If you don’t train your dog, he will train himself — and not necessarily in a good way! Your dog will learn from you. By taking an active role in teaching your dog, you will be able to train the dog the way you want. Knowing your dog Similar to children, dogs understand different things at different stages of their development. Below you will find a brief description of the kinds of things you can expect from your dog as she grows. Please note that these are only guidelines. Some dogs progress or mature slower than others. Be prepared to see behaviour change over time. 0–4 months


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