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Carlington Cup dreams Three-year-old Bryson Bird, referee Ben Scott-Thompson, 4, and Aemilia Penna, 5, have fun with a mini pickup game during the Carlington Cup community shinny tournament at the Alexander Community Centre rink on Saturday, Jan. 26. The second annual event drew a good-size crowd with simultaneous hockey games, a chili cook-off and entertainment for the whole family.

Arts, recycling and rural promotion on mayor’s mind during State of the City Laura Mueller

EMC news - Mayor Jim Watson wants to make the arts a focus for Ottawa in 2013. During his annual stateof-the-city address on Jan. 23, Watson announced he will lend his name to the first Mayor’s Gala for the Arts in November. The event will be a fundraiser for the future redevelopment of Arts Court, a gallery, theatre and studio space on Daly Avenue downtown. In conjunction with the fundraiser, the mayor an-

nounced he will also host a day-long arts fair at city hall. The event, which will stretch into the evening, will invite local artists and performers to promote their upcoming theatre and concert seasons and other arts initiatives. This year will also mark the Karsh Masson Gallery’s move to its permanent home at city hall. RURAL EXPO

Watson also said he wants to show off the city’s rural culture in 2013 by hosting the first rural expo.

“The expo will … act as a way for our rural community to boast and show off their talents and products to a larger urban audience,” Watson said. “There is much to be proud of and celebrate in great places like Munster, Fitzroy Harbour, Carp, Navan, North Gower and Vars, just to name a few.” The event will be a chance for rural residents to promote fairs, museums, crafts and agriculture to the urban population, right in the core at city hall. No time of year was specified for the event, but the mayor indicated it will happen sometime in 2013.


The mayor wants to see recycling bins accompany garbage bins on Ottawa streets. During his speech, Watson said he wants to work with the environment committee and staff to come up with more options to provide recycling facilities on major streets throughout the city. “My view is if we put out garbage cans, we should be equally vigilant in ensuring they stand beside recycling receptacles,” he said. See GALA, page 9


A tree is set to grow in Westboro, but not the kind Ottawans are used to seeing. – Page 3

EMC news – The mood inside the Invest Ottawa office on Aberdeen Street was jubilant on Jan. 24, as provincial representatives announced crucial funding for a new innovation complex at Bayview Yards. A day after Ottawa city council unanimously approved moving ahead with the project, the province pledged $15 million in seed money for the construction of the complex. The announcement represents a key first step in the development of the long-abandoned, 6.7-hectare property and would be a significant boost for the city’s economic development efforts. Bruce Lazenby, president and chief executive of Invest Ottawa, quoted Yogi Berra by saying, “it’s like deja-vu all over again.” Shortly after taking the helm of Invest Ottawa, formerly the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation, Lazenby toured a state-of-the art innovation complex in Kitchener-Waterloo and walked away impressed. “Driving away, I said, ‘We have to have one of these,’ ” he said. “I never thought in a million years it would happen so fast.” The project hinged on finding provincial funding, which would represent half of the final cost of the facility. The complex would house the offices of Invest Ottawa, whose operations are currently constricted by limited space, while adding space for business incubation and acceleration, entrepreneurial development, foreign direct investment, business expansion, as well as private sector and non-profit agency use.


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EMC news - Parks Canada has added discount passes to a proposed new fee structure for the country’s canal systems, after a public backlash against potentially tripled lockage prices. The new seasonal pass

On January 23, 250 business and community leaders came together in the ballroom at the Chateau Laurier to learn more about the Foundation and to help celebrate our silver anniversary. A special thank you to our breakfast champion, the Honourable Vern White, Senator, for his tremendous assistance in making this celebration a real success.

would cost $15 per foot, up from the current $8.08 rate. The six-day pass would increase from $5.05 per foot to $7.20 per foot. The passes come in the wake of public outcry from boaters and local representatives who said the federal department’s proposed per-use payment system announced earlier in January would kill canal tourism. On Jan. 11, the federal department proposed new fees for national historic sites, parks and other properties in an effort to raise the amount of revenue available for main-

28 locks per year. Parks Canada has used this figure to determine the rates for the proposed seasonal and sixday passes,” a statement on the website said. “Those holding a season’s pass will be locking free of charge after 25 lock passages while six-day pass holders will be locking free after 12 lock passages.” A six-day pass will now cost $180 for a 25-foot boat. The full details of the fee proposals are on Parks Canada is accepting comments and feedback until Feb. 18.

tenance and operation. Changes to the Rideau Canal’s lockage fees would have moved all users to a peruse payment system, with few options to buy discounted bulk options like the currently available seasonal and six-day passes. This would have raised the cost of a trip to Kingston and back - manageable on a six-day pass - from $126.25 to $975 for a 25-foot boat. A week later, Parks Canada reinstated the passes based on their higher proposed prices. “Traditional usage by seasonal pass holders has been

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Jennifer Stead’s Tree of Life was selected as the winning entry in the Churchill Avenue Rehabillitation Project public art contest. The 5.5 metre tall aluminum sculpture will be erected in early 2015.

EMC news - Following the redevelopment of Churchill Avenue, one of the trees along the roadway won’t be made of organic matter. As part of the public art component of the Churchill Avenue Rehabilitation Project, the city has selected the towering Tree of Life sculpture proposed by artist Jennifer Stead. At 5.48 metres in height and with a “foliage” spread of 4.87 metres, the colourful, powder-coated aluminum sculpture is sure to become a community focal point once installed at the completion of the project in the spring of 2015. The Tree of Life, which evokes the culture, history and scenery of the Westboro community, will be erected on the southeast corner of the Churchill/Byron intersection.

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For Stead, a passion for landscape painting inspired a 20-year artistic career that saw her study at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Banff Centre for the Arts, McGill University and the University of Calgary. She had previously been selected to provide public art for the Hazeldean Road reconstruction project and a new Orleans swimming facility. “(Tree of Life) is a celebration of the landscape,” said Stead at a Jan. 7 open house exhibition, where the public was asked to weigh in on four proposals. “It’s also a celebration of the community. The foliage of the tree incorporates a

symbolic river, human forms, traditional industry – in this case, logging, and native flowers. It’s three-dimensional, so what the viewer sees depends on the angle being viewed.” Essentially, the tree is made up of three viewing planes, which started out as three drawings that Stead then overlapped. The Churchill rehabilitation project will see the stretch between Richmond Road and Carling Avenue upgraded over the next two years, with water and sewer infrastructure improvements and the installation of a grade-separated bike lane. Sidewalks will also be upgraded to encourage pedestrian use.


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Upstart Women’s Integration Network to launch health study EMC news - A personal journey of healing and empowerment for a group of Ottawa women has turned into a non-profit organization aimed at improving the health and well-being of women nationwide. The Women’s Integration Network Inc., which formed last year, will hold its official launch on Feb. 23, though planning is already well underway for their first phase of research and associated programming. To address an information gap regarding the many challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Metis women who have relocated to urban centres, the organization will study the specific needs of that vulnerable population to gain a better understanding for what services and assistance would best benefit them. It’s all part of their longterm plan to bring empowerment to all vulnerable women living in their community. “We got together as a group of women seven years ago, and started off with a vision and a hope to support and empower each other,” said Lee Anne Eardley. “It started as a bit of a therapy group and over the years evolved into a bi-annual conference, presenting information and topics relevant to


The first focus of the Women’s Integration Network will be on the health issues affecting First Nations and Metis women relocating to Ottawa. healing and empowerment. It eventually got to a point where we wanted to share what we had created with the broader community.” Now a non-profit, the group has remained at the same number of members, though the composition has changed slightly. Like Eardley, who has a background in social services, the other members each bring unique expertise and professional experience to the organization – essential for studying the many health and social issues faced by aboriginal women relocating to Ottawa. “Through the experience of the group members, we have had contact with many First Nations and Metis women,” said Eardley. “Part of our ob-

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Downtown plan needs to move into action: experts Laura Mueller

EMC news - The city is making the right moves when it comes to redesigning downtown streets for the future, but the plan needs action, says one prominent urban thinker. Ken Greenberg spoke to a crowd of almost 100 people who came to city hall on Jan. 17 to learn more about the city’s new Downtown Moves strategy to rethink transportation in the core after the city’s light-rail system is built. The final version of the Downtown Moves plan will be presented to the city’s planning committee for approval in early March. The draft document is available on the city’s website,, and outlines a way to design streets that meet the needs of all users – pedestrians, cyclists, buses and private vehicles – with an emphasis on active transportation. For instance, one of the key points is the need for an interprovincial cycling route over the Portage Bridge. “You are doing what progressive cities are doing all across the continent and around the world,� said Greenberg, a writer and former director of urban design and architecture for the City of Toronto. He said “demotorization� is a common trend in wealthy countries across the globe. “The new American dream is living and working in a place where you don’t have to get into a car to get groceries,� Greenberg said. “The big challenge is how to summon the will to actually make the transition,� he said. “It starts with the acknowledgement that I think you’ve already made that the existing streets are inhospitable and in some cases unsafe for all users.� Greenberg said the Downtown Moves guidelines are good, but the city must take it a step further and engineer functional designs for all 10 kilometres of streets in the study area. “Give yourself a blueprint for what the whole plan should be and get that adopted by your council, so that it’s not just guidelines, it’s not just a toolkit – it’s a plan,� he said. Key to that is ensuring city departments, such as planning and engineering, must work together. “To be avoided at all costs are different departments reporting to different committees of council with a different understanding of what the city is trying to do,� Greenberg said. Nelson Edwards, the city staffer in charge of Down-


Ken Greenberg, author and former head of urban design and architecture for the City of Toronto, tells a crowd at city hall on Jan. 17 that Ottawa’s Downtown Moves plan is a ‘response to social and economic changing that is driving how society is evolving.’ town Moves, said Greenberg’s advice gave him something to think about. “I think Ken’s points are really, really interesting and I think there are elements of that already in the works,â€? Edwards said. He said city staff have no intention of “resting easyâ€? after Downtown Moves is approved. “We’ve got to find a way to implement it,â€? Edwards said, adding that Greenberg’s opinions have a lot of influence in the process and will certainly be reflected in the final staff report that accompanies the plan when it goes to the planning committee. Edwards has been talking to senior management about that issue. “I think they have some really cool ideas that capture a lot of what Ken was saying,â€? Edwards said. Greenberg wasn’t the only person calling for action. Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes is a proponent of the plan and said she doesn’t want to see it sit on the shelf like many of the city’s other plans that have good intentions. “I think the ideas are great. ‌ We certainly do need to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly and more attractive,â€? she said. “All we need is the money. “I think having the light rail on Queen Street will necessitate some wider sidewalks, so that will help,â€? Holmes said. It will be important to get small parts of the plan done to show people what a rebuilt

“Downtown Moves� street will look like, Holmes said. The emphasis on walkability was a boon to Holmes,

who instigated the formation of a pedestrian advocacy group, Walk Ottawa, last year.

“I think it’s the first time I’ve seen level of service for pedestrians taken seriously,� she said.

The Jan. 17 event included an open house format session at the start followed by a series of speakers who worked on or reviewed the plan. Ron Clarke of DelCan, who helped work on the plan, called it the “most transformative opportunity we have for our downtown.� Amanda O’Rourke, a planning consultant from 880 Cities, said Downtown Moves is unique because it challenges the status quo and engages a wide variety of people, many of whom don’t normally participate in cityplanning initiatives. Lowertown resident Bruce Warnock fits that description. He was one of several people at the open house who made the same comment: where is the implementation plan? “It’s a good thing and they have to start somewhere, but the thing that really strikes me is that it looks like a lot of studying and planning and not a lot of real implementation. Greenberg said testing out things like the segregated bicycle lane on Laurier Avenue is a good way to build support for the initiatives outlined in Downtown Moves. “Take what you learn from those pilots and those innovations and make it the new normal,� Greenberg said.


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Making the winter a little warmer for all


inter’s chill always comes with some warm ideas. There are people in every community across the city who see winter as the right time to plan their biggest events. What better way to break up a season that begs you to stay indoors and hibernate? After a week or more of punishing cold, people start to get a touch of cabin fever if they don’t spend any time

outdoors. We lose out on opportunities to get some physical activity and we risk losing out on social connections. Cold drives us indoors, making our shopping malls, community centres, rinks and libraries good places to spend time. All are good places to make new friends. While Winterlude does a great job of giving us all something to look forward to, it’s the local, grassroots efforts of volunteers that can reunite Ottawans with the

great outdoors. Doing all that work at -30 C is tough sledding, so to speak, but won’t stop everyone. It’s not easy to run events in January or February in this country, but our hardiest volunteers can be counted on year after year to snub Jack Frost and head outdoors. If you dress properly, keep track of the kids and watch out for frostbite, some of this city’s coldest days are still enjoyable. Be it organizing a winter

carnival in a park or flooding outdoor rinks, it’s volunteers that get the job done. We owe them plenty of thanks and a very, very large cup of hot chocolate. Every year, communities across the country gather at their local rinks to celebrate Hockey Day in Canada. Sure, the weather is often way below zero, and participants can often be seen banging their skates against the ice to keep the blood circulating and warm their chilled feet

– but also visible are the big toothy grins on the faces of children as they wobble across the ice. And it isn’t unusual to see the groups of parents gathered at the boards let out an occasional guffaw as they watch their sons and daughters antics on the ice. It isn’t so much the game. It’s about family and togetherness (it’s no coincidence that the event is scheduled close to Family Day for Ontarians.)

When the going – or weather in this case – gets tough, it has the strange byproduct of bringing friends, families and communities closer together. Let’s be honest, given a choice most of us would prefer lounging on a Bermuda beach or strolling down an Acapulco avenue rather than endure another day of the Great Canadian Winter. So instead of bemoaning yet another day when the temperatures hover around -40 C (with wind chill), grab your sled, skis, skates or winter gear of choice and enjoy this season of togetherness. ’Tis the season to be jolly.


Boo to the hockey boobirds CHARLES GORDON Funny Town


t’s nice to have hockey back so that we can appreciate the insights it brings into human behaviour. For example, when the Florida Panthers were in town, Ottawa Senators fans booed whenever the Panthers’ Alex Kovalev touched the puck. This sort of thing goes on a lot in hockey rinks and if you asked Senators fans why they booed they would reply he played for Ottawa a couple of years ago, got a big salary and didn’t seem to try very hard. Another former Senator accused of not always trying hard, Alexei Yashin, used to get similar treatment when he showed up here in a New York Islanders uniform. That’s understandable, I suppose, although cheering your team always seems more useful than booing the other one -- and sets a better example for the kids in the crowd. At home you’re teaching them that hating people is wrong; at the rink you’re showing them that there are exceptions. Generally speaking, the booing has at least some faint historical justification: the player did something wrong, like not play well, or sign with another team. Several Toronto players who played a chippier kind of game heard boos in Ottawa. And of course there is the peculiar case of Daniel Alfredsson, who once knocked a Leafs player into the boards in a playoff game and got away without a penalty. Worse, he stole the puck and scored the gamewinning goal. For that, which happened in 2002, Alfredsson is booed to this day by Leafs fans, every time he touches the puck. In a bizarre twist, the booing is quite loud in Ottawa,

because so many Leafs fans attend games here. So you have the most beloved player in Ottawa history being booed in his own arena because of something that happened to Toronto more than 10 years ago. It is difficult to count the number of ways in which this is wrong. But at least it can be explained. How do you explain that fact that Erik Karlsson, Ottawa’s young defence star, was booed every time he touched the puck on opening night in Winnipeg? What did Karlsson ever do to them? Did he once fight a Jets player? Did he say something nasty about Winnipeg in a local paper? That will sometimes do it. Well, no. He didn’t do those things. He was booed for being a great player on the opposing team. Isn’t that crazy? You boo a guy because he’s on the other team and he’s good. That’s how it works and it’s certainly not limited to Winnipeg. When Sidney Crosby, then 19 years old, played in Ottawa in the 2007 playoffs, the many fans made a point of booing the Penguins star. Why? Many local commentators asked the question at the time, condemning the booing as classless. The only serious defence came from people such as the anonymous contributor to an online forum who said: “We boo someone to take them off their game.� Right. A guy has played hockey all his life at the highest level and is paid millions of dollars for doing so and he is going to be taken off his game because some fans boo. More likely, he won’t even hear it, such is his level of concentration. That’s what Erik Karlsson said after the game in Winnipeg. He didn’t hear it. Two months after becoming a national hero for scoring the game-winning overtime goal for Canada in the 2010 Olympics, Crosby was booed in Ottawa during the playoffs. His team went on to win that series. Of course, they pay for their tickets and it’s a free country and all that. And of course words like “sportsmanship� are rarely heard these days. Still, wouldn’t it be better to save the booing for something truly deserving, like the flu or the commissioner?



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ive years ago, I made a commitment to save at least 20 per cent of my net income per year in a registered retirement savings plan or a registered education savings plan for the kids. So far I haven’t met that goal. But the funny thing is I have started saving. Before I made the commitment, I wasn’t saving anything. It seemed like every dollar that came in was allocated to something. Even if I managed to hold onto money for an extended period of time – like six weeks – we’d get an unexpected bill or I’d spot a deal on a flight to see my extended family. Without thinking about the future value of that money, I’d fork over my limited savings to cover the cost. But one day, a relative who deals in financial matters pointed out to me that, while I was certainly not making a ton of money as a then part-time freelancer,

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse I probably could be saving a little bit of money on a regular basis. He suggested I try depositing all my income into a savings account and then transferring just 80 per cent of the net income into my debit account each month. Simply withholding 20 per cent of my income on a regular basis forced me to learn to live on less. That’s because one of the keys to saving money is putting it aside before you have the chance to consider spending it, says Dilip Soman, a professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, He conducted a series of

studies in rural India, which found people who allocated money to savings were far more likely to save than those who intended to save, but didn’t take the time to portion the money out from their spending budgets. And those who allocated the money toward a specific goal – like their children’s education – were more likely to save than those who were saving without a goal in mind or toward multiple goals.

People often view multiple goals as conflicting, Soman explained. If I put money into my retirement plan, am I taking money away from my children’s education fund? In reality, all savings are good, but with too many choices, potential savers are more likely to throw their hands in the air and give up on the idea of saving at all. Another way to raise the stakes on saving is to implement a transaction fee for accessing the funds. In the India studies, participants were asked to put one to two per cent of their weekly income into an envelope to save for their children’s education. The transaction cost to accessing the funds was to rip the envelope open. Believe it or not, this in itself was enough to deter many

people from touching the money. But for some participants, Soman and his colleagues up the stakes. On the envelope used for education savings, they printed a photo of the participant’s children. If the participant wanted to get into the envelope holding the education fund, he would have to rip right through a photo of his children. Over the study’s six-month period, not a single participant opened the envelopes with the photographs. The equivalent in Canada may be to put the money directly into the RESP or RRSP or a tax free savings account. The money always belongs to you, which means it’s always accessible in an emergency, but you’ll be less likely to dip into it to pay

for your Hockey Night in Canada party if you’re subject to a transaction fee. If you’re still intimidated by saving, try this simple method to get started: Plan to save a little bit of money in a jar every week for 52 weeks, increasing it little-by-little. In week one save $1, in week two save $2, all the way to week 52 when you save $52. By the end of the year, you’ll have saved $1,378. (A recent article in Chatelaine recommended doing the savings challenge in reverse if you feel you have more discipline at the start of the year). Of course, if you really want to commit yourself to saving, put the money in a jar that has to be smashed to bits when you’re ready to spend the funds.

Gala, rural expo planned for 2013 Continued from page 1

“It is a shame and wasteful to see so many recyclables thrown into garbage cans simply because recycling is not widely available on public streets.” Watson also called for a new “public-awareness effort” to build on the success of community beautification initiatives like Cleaning the Capital. “Because the city cannot and should not do it alone,” Watson said. “Through renewed efforts, it is my hope that we will see cleaner streets and a renewed sense of civic pride amongst residents.” Whereas 2012 was about making big decisions, like moving ahead on construction of the city’s light-rail system and Lansdowne Park, 2013 will be about acting on those big plans, Watson said. “We will achieve our goals as we continue our collaborative approach during the coming year and for the rest of our term,” he said. In addition to large, citybuilding initiatives like LRT, construction will get underway on a new indoor pool for Orleans, new recreational complexes in Kanata North and Barrhaven, the Sensplex east arena in Beacon Hill and more Ottawa on the Move road projects. Moving forward with the city’s action plan to clean


Mayor Jim Watson said he will press upper levels of government for river cleanup funding. up the Ottawa River is also a priority for the mayor. City council just received information that the price tag to complete the necessary work from 2009 to 2014 will cost $355 million dollars – $100 million more expensive than was originally projected. Watson reiterated that he wants the federal and provincial governments to help foot the bill. “Both ministers (John) Baird and (Bob) Chiarelli have stated publicly their support for this important initiative,” Watson said during his speech. “When the next round of infrastructure funding becomes available, I am hopeful that we will be able to secure funding from our federal and provincial partners and so that we can move forward with this key project.”

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Community groups can use city-hall space Mayor announces councillors can pick one group each year to use Jean Pigott Place free of charge Laura Mueller

EMC news - As the Federation of Citizens Associations continues its push to gain access to free community space, they may have unwittingly won part of the battle. The ongoing issue was discussed during the federation’s board meeting on Jan. 22. The next day, Mayor Jim Watson fleshed out an idea to give one community group per ward access to free space in city hall once per year. Marjorie Shaver-Jones, a federation board member, said it’s a step in the right direction.

“That’s quite wonderful for large events but we really need access to different kinds of space,” Shaver-Jones said. She has been working on the issue and lobbying the city to provide free space in its facilities for community groups and associations to meet. “It’s not a very positive response from the city,” she told the board. The city did indicate to her that there are “specific situations” in which the city might reduce the fee for community groups to access the space. The issue emerged last October, when the federation was discussing the availability of access to the Overbrook Com-

munity Centre for a forum regarding the impact of the emerald ash borer on trees in Ottawa. That prompted the group to send a letter to the mayor to clarify the rules. While some community associations appear to have easier access to space because their members may help run a facility or their councillor is willing to sponsor the rental, other communities must pay a reduced rate, if they even have a city-owned facility in their areas. For some groups like Copeland Park Community Alliance, the only available space is at churches, schools or

members’ homes. The answer from the mayor’s office and the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and cultural services, Dan Chenier, was that free access to city facilities can occasionally be provided if it relates to a project the group is working on directly with the city. “My opinion is everything we’re working on is something we’re working on with the city,” Shaver-Jones said, referring to the federation. “The city’s approach seems really geared towards stymieing community activity.” In an email statement sent through a city media relations officer, Chenier said

rental fees for recreation and cultural facilities have not gone up since 2010 because it’s city council’s priority to keep access affordable. “A reasonable fee is charged to assist offset the cost of providing public access, maintenance and equipment for the spaces,” he added. The issue of free access to city-owned space came up again the day after the federation met. During Watson’s state-ofthe-city address to council on Jan. 23, he said each city councillor will be able to book Jean Pigott Place at city hall once a year at no charge for use by a not-for-profit or community

Provincial money to kickstart innovation complex build Continued from page 1

“There’s a lot of excitement around economic development, innovation and start-up companies, and a lot of that is due to this organization and its leadership,” said Ottawa WestNepean MPP Bob Chiarelli, who serves as minister of transportation and infrastructure. Calling it “a milestone project for economic development in Ottawa,” he credited city council for their diligence in creating Invest Ottawa and for voting to move forward on the innovation centre project. “(Invest Ottawa) was a visionary creation of this city council to be a hub of innovation and an economic generator,” said Chiarelli. “It wasted no time in these now overcrowded crowded premises demonstrating a

wide range of economic initiatives … . Once complete, (the innovation complex) will give Invest Ottawa the space it needs to enhance its business expansion and training and mentorship programs. It will contain research space for joint projects with the city’s colleges and universities, meeting rooms for foreign investors and training facilitators, and new and aspiring entrepreneurs.” Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said he was excited to see the project moving forward, calling it “a smart investment to grow local jobs,” and hinting the redevelopment of the Bayview site was overdue. “(Bayview) is a very significant piece of land that exists in the centre of our city and has been – I would argue – significantly underutilized for a long period of time,” he

said. “Bayview Yards’ time has come, to be redeveloped into a critical innovation hub. This is an amazing opportunity for my community. We’re taking a piece of land that is a brownfield and revitalizing it, producing an innovative hub that will spur job creation and promote creativity in our city.” Naqvi said the project, once complete, “will help solidify Ottawa’s reputation as a community that promotes original and inventive ideas, and supports their development.” Mayor Jim Watson thanked the province for providing the crucial start-up money and touted the “great success story” that is Invest Ottawa. He also brought context to the ongoing discussions regarding the Bayview Yards site, which is currently undergoing a community design plan.

“You can see the tremendous potential Bayview has for the community,” he said. “We are in the midst of a community design plan, and this announcement couldn’t come at a better time. The site is wonderfully located at the crosssection of the soon-to-be constructed Confederation Line of the light rail, and the O-Train. It is going to be a tremendous destination for innovation, culture and excitement of job creation we need in that part of the community.” Jeff Westeinde, co-chairman for Invest Ottawa, has logged many hours working alongside the entrepreneurs and start-up businesses operating out of Invest Ottawa and made the organization’s goals clear. “This is an investment. I’m an active investor and I can tell you investments all come

down to one ingredient: the confidence of the people behind the implementation of an idea,” he said. “Commercialization is very simple – it’s taking intellectual property and turning it back into money. You have my assurance, and on behalf of everyone else at Invest Ottawa, you have their assurance – we will work tirelessly to make that happen.” One young entrepreneur being helped by Invest Ottawa is Carleton student Nick May,

group in their ward. “I hope that this small gesture will allow even more residents to come and explore their city hall,” the mayor said. Jean Pigott Place – the main gathering space in the lobby of city hall – has hosted everything from gala dinners to holiday craft fairs. Watson said he has tried to make city hall more of a “people place” in his first two years in office. With additions like the sports hall of fame, the Barbara Ann Scott Gallery and the Centretown community policing centre, as well as events held at city hall, 115,000 people came through the doors of 110 Laurier Ave. W. last year.

inventor of the SHAV shower bar – a foamless, roll-on shaving stick. Now trademarked, May and his brainchild are receiving help in the areas of product development and marketing. “All the mentors, the help you can get, the office space, the training, the connections you can build – it’s critical to my success,” said May. The innovation centre will occupy a small parcel in the northwest corner of the Bayview site. The community design plan is slated to be complete later this year, though the site will first be a staging area for the LRT project.



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Technology allows monitoring of car via phone Ottawa’s Lixar IT working with U.S. firms to bring device to vehicle owners

including remotely unlocking doors or starting the engine from indoors on cold days. There is also a security aspect to the device, as parents can be alerted by email or text if their kids (who have bor-

rowed the car) have gone beyond pre-specified geographical boundaries or have exceeded certain speeds. Syrros realizes this capability could be popular with overprotective parents, but his company

wants to appeal to all consumers by being as versatile as possible. Though not even on the market just yet, the device has garnered acclaim since being including as part of the 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards by Popular Mechanics magazine. “That was very cool,” said Syrros. “We’re happy with that.”

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EMC news - A vague warning light suddenly appears on your car’s dashboard. With no way of knowing what the specific problem is, you take your vehicle to a garage to await diagnostics or you decide to let it go, but worry about what that glowing icon means. Wouldn’t it be nice to pull out your smart phone and diagnose it yourself? That’s the service an Ottawa-based web and mobile development company is currently bringing to market. Lixar IT, in conjunction with Delphi and Verizon Wireless, has been working for the better part of a year on an automotive connectivity service called Vehicle Diagnostics. Plugged into a vehicle’s OBD (on-board device) port, it can send details on a vehicle’s speed, whereabouts and mechanical ills to an owner’s mobile device by way of a dedicated app. The device will work with all cars manufactured after 1996.


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EMC news - Ottawa will be home to one of two birthing centres opening in Ontario, with a scheduled opening this summer. Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews was at the Midwifery Group of Ottawa on Carling Avenue on Jan. 24 to announce the plans for the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. Renovations will hopefully be complete on the Walkey Road building in the Ottawa Business Park this summer – in time for some women who are currently pregnant to give birth. A birthing centre is an alternative to the hospital or home environment and is operated fully by midwives and intended for normal and lowrisk pregnancies. The birthing centre isn’t far from the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus or CHEO, so patients can be transferred in the event more complex medical care is needed.

Midwives are registered health care providers who provide pre-natal care, deliver babies, and post-birth care. Midwives do not handle high-risk pregnancies or premature births, and do not provide inductions, epidurals, or Caesarean sections. Currently in Ottawa they assist with births in homes and hospitals. There are about 640 midwives in Ontario. It is expected that the number in Ottawa will increase with the addition of the birthing centre. Meaghan Pelton, who gave birth to son Gavin three months ago at her home with a midwife, said she would have chosen the birthing centre if it had been available. “That would be a nice middle option,” she said. “Pregnant women aren’t sick. They don’t need to be around sick people (in hospitals).” Her midwife came to her home, and did follow-up visits in the days following Gavin’s birth. The birthing centre will resemble a home more than

a hospital, with painting and decor that will be similar to a comfortable, home environment. “We’re trying to have hospitals focus on things only hospitals can do,” Matthews said. “We said, let’s take a good look at what happens in hospitals that could take place in the community.” It’s expected that 450 to 500 births a year will happen at the birthing centre. Matthews said that moving births to the centre is cost-effective as they use fewer resources. There is no charge for women to use midwifery services in Ontario. The capital cost to build the centre is being funded by the province, with $6 million committed over two years. The second birth centre will open in Toronto and is also expected to open this summer. Matthews was also joined by local MPPs Yasir Naqvi and Phil McNeely to make the announcement. “Giving birth is the leading cause of hospitalization for women,” said Matthews, who noted her own daughter gave birth with a midwife. “We think these will be successful.”

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Carrying chilling winter thoughts, fears to bed


hen winter had socked in around us out in Renfrew County, I developed a whole new collection of fears, which oddly only occurred at night. In the daytime, I loved the look of the wide-open fields deep in the whitest snow, the West Hill where we slid on makeshift toboggans, and the sounds of the sleigh bells as the horses pulled us along the Northcote Side Road. But when night wrapped around us and we were bedded down upstairs, childish fears settled in, and I often had trouble finding sleep. I wondered if either of Mother’s predictions would come true while we were fast asleep in our beds. Mother, fearful of the raging Findlay Oval that had to be stoked every night by Father, was sure that the whole house would go up in flames and we would all be, as she said “fried in our beds.” She based her fear on the fact that during the winter,

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories we could count on at least two or three flue fires. These didn’t seem to bother Father in the least. When the pipes turned red, he would simply take his time rising from his spot in the rocking chair, casually walk over to the bake cupboard, take out a bag of coarse salt, pour a good portion into a soup bowl and with his winter mitts on he would miraculously separate the stove pipe where two pieces joined, slip in the bowl of salt and go back to reading the Ottawa Farm Journal. It worked every time, but Mother was sure that one time it wouldn’t or that the flue fire would happen when we were fast asleep. Father assured her that

as the night wore on, the fire would go down in the Findlay Oval. But that did little to put Mother’s mind at ease and of course I carried the fear right upstairs to my bed, which I shared with my sister Audrey. If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds. The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. Even though Father, when the snow had come to stay, packed snow all around the foundation of the house, supposedly to keep out the drafts, it did little. Even the many braided rugs Mother put everywhere she could, including ones

rolled up and put along the outside doors, we couldn’t keep out the cold night air. When we sat around the kitchen table at night, each of us had our own cushion to rest our feet on, and crudelymade felt slippers and heavy socks helped little. However, the cold in the kitchen was nothing compared to the cold upstairs. There was no insulation in the peaked ceiling and all winter, hoar frost appeared all along the boards. As soon as your feet hit the top step, day or night, you could see your breath. Even the contents of the chamber pot under our bed would be frozen in the morning. Mother tried to warm our beds before we plunged between the feather mattress and the top ticking, by putting in hot bricks wrapped in The Renfrew Mercury, but they soon chilled and did nothing to keep our feet warm. But it was the night noises of winter that really terrified

me. Wildlife surrounded the farm. Wolves howled at night and their eerie wails terrified me. I prayed that Father had secured the barn doors tightly, and that our sheep would be safe. If it wasn’t the wolves it was the coyotes, which my brother Emerson said were one and the same as the wolves. He added to my

cause the timbers to respond to the bitter cold. Even my sister Audrey assuring me that the noise wasn’t someone trying to break down our door did little to console me. Eventually I would fall asleep, having prayed loud and long that a higher being would keep us safe during the night; safe from going up in smoke in our beds, safe

If Mother wasn’t worrying about the fire taking us all during the night, she was worried that we could easily freeze in our beds. The old log home, it seemed, was in a constant state of deep freeze. worry by telling me he knew for a fact that they could wipe out a whole chicken coop in one night. And just as I tried to put all my night fears behind me, there would be a thunderous crack. The old log house would shudder, and I would lay there waiting for another blast of frost that would

from neighbours discovering our frozen bodies when we didn’t show up at Northcote School, and safe from the night creatures and sounds that surrounded our old log house in Renfrew County. In the morning, I would again see the wonders of winter, and all would once again be right in my world.

Port tasting ramps up romance this Valentine’s Day Emma Jackson

EMC news - Few drinks are better suited to the bleak mid-winter than port, and few foods represent the essence of romance quite like chocolate. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Watson’s Mill will marry these age-old favourites during a romantic port tasting and chocolate pairing on Friday, Feb. 8. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., chocolate expert Lori Savignac will expose the tempestuous flavours of the world’s best comfort food to the mysterious moods of specially chosen fortified wines. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy tapas and dessert from Manotick’s French Cafe. Savignac will deliver romantic readings and trivia. Event organizer Melanie Parker said the event is perfectly timed to chase away any winter blues while ramping up the romance in time for Valentine’s Day. She said the readings and trivia won’t be overly risque, but the event is 19-plus because they will be serving alcohol. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Watson’s Mill Office, French Café, or Manotick Office Pro. The mill is located at 5525 Dickinson St. in Manotick. Call 613-692-6455 for more information.


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EMC news - Ice sculptures, cultural delights, taekwondo, K-Pop and a quiz that could take the winner all the way across the Pacific are just a few of the activities the Korean Embassy has in store for Canadians this year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Republic of Korea and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. To commemorate those events, a number of activities will take place throughout the year in both countries. In Canada, the Korean Embassy will host multiple activities at its diplomatic missions in Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver along with online opportunities to participate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year is a very special year,â&#x20AC;? Ambassador Cho Heeyong said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since the war, we are indebted to our international community, including Canada.â&#x20AC;? In Ottawa, the celebration will begin alongside the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual winter festival, Winterlude. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We would like to have many activities to deliver our gratitude.â&#x20AC;? Hee-yong said. To commemorate the Year of Korea in Canada, activities include posts throughout the year by 50 bloggers at www. Posts will take a closer look at Korea-Canada relations, Korean food, interviews with Korean-Canadians and stories about Korean businesses, products, culture, society and the Korean pop culture phenomenon known as K-Pop. Other events include a lecture series, where the ambassador will visit universities in Ontario and Alberta, taekwondo demonstrations, a quiz on Korea where the final round competition will be in Korea and a special exhibition on the Korean War at the Canadian War Museum. The events will kickoff with Winterlude where Ottawans will have a chance to see a tribute to the sacrifices of the Korean War carved in ice. The ambassador has been in office since July 2012. During this time he has been busy working to strengthen Canada-Korea relations. The ambassador says relations are strong, but that there is always room for improvement. One area such area, Heeyong said, would be completing a Canada-Korea free trade agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very important time,â&#x20AC;? Hee-yong said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be better for both of us.â&#x20AC;? Whenever he hosts delegates, the ambassador said he always serves Canadian

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youngsters to enjoy and cultivate their careers,â&#x20AC;? he said. And the ambassador said he believes the celebrations will help highlight Korea and Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50-year-old friendship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to remind everyone what we have made over the last six decades and for years to come,â&#x20AC;? Hee-yong said. The Winterlude activities start on Feb. 2 with a K-Pop Night, a Korean pop culture event at Ottawa city hall, while the ice sculptures will be unveiled on Feb. 7. A Korea-Canada ice hockey game will also take place at the Rideau Canal on Feb. 10.

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EMC lifestyle - Summer is a great time for kids. They need to get away from the everyday stress of school as much as adults need to get away from their full time jobs. What better way to help kids relax and enjoy their time off than to send them to summer camp? (By the way, this gives parents a nice break too.) Before you make a camp decision for your child, there are a lot of factors to consider. You will want to do your homework before you drop your child off for the day to be cared for by people you hardly know. It’s not easy. There are so many camps to consider and they come in all shapes and sizes. There are

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Ottawa’s #1 Ranked Soccer Club

OSU’s Abdou Samaké achieves dream in joining Montreal Impact academy Jessica Cunha/Metroland

Blast from the past Darlene Brown, from Carleton Heights, shows off a raccoon fur coat, among other treasures, at the Yesteryear Antique Fair at the Nepean Sportsplex on Saturday, Jan. 26. Brown owns ReCollections, which specializes in fine antiques and collectibles.

When Abdou Samaké’s family moved to Montréal-Nord from Bamako, Mali when he was 5, they carried big dreams. When Samaké began playing soccer at age 9 in Ottawa, it was the start of a new dream. And now at age 16, the dream of becoming a professional soccer player is that much closer for the Ottawa South United star who just moved back to Montreal to join the Impact’s youth academy. It was a big moment when Samaké’s parents took him out to dinner in early November to tell him the big news they’d received in an e-mail from the MLS club. “When my meal came, they told me, ‘Oh, by the way, you made the Impact,’” Samaké recounts. “I had to go to the bathroom and put some water on my face to make sure it wasn’t a dream. I was very happy.” Samaké had previously attended open tryouts for the Impact academy, where he was suddenly thrust into a new role as defensive sweeper. “I was scared for my life,” reflects the bright Louis-Riel high school student who spent most of his career as a striker. “But I said, ‘You know what? If they put me there, it must be because they see something,’ so I played my best.” Samaké was thankful that the OSU Force Academy and his coach Russell Shaw had taught him some defensive skills as a midfielder since he joined the club prior to last season. “I like defensive mid a lot,” he highlights. “It’s more touches on the ball and you kind of control the game. You’re like a maestro. You’re coordinating everything in the middle, attacking and defending.” For Samaké, the attraction to the OSU Force Academy was a combination of the opportunity to play in the OYSL, the professionalism throughout the club, and the top-notch coaching available. Shaw and head coach Paul Harris ( former Everton FC Academy coach) were a big help, he adds. “They really brought me to the next level and helped me take that next step to the academy,” Samaké explains. “There’s a thin margin between being good and being good enough to enter a pro academy. I feel they really helped me step over that bar.” A big part of the U16 squad that held its own in a competitive OYSL division this past summer, Samaké counts many fond memories from his time with OSU. “I’m going to miss my club very much. I love my club, I love my school, and I love my mom,” Samaké emphasizes. “She used to drive me to every game, every training, and every day she’d ask me how soccer went. It’s going to be weird not having that home feeling. I guess I’ll have to mature a lot very quickly.” Samaké will be moving to the Impact’s training residence along with two other players who’d started training with OSU this winter before now also joining the Impact – YannAlexandre Fillion and Nevello Yoseke. Force 2000 player Tarik Jouali is also amongst the younger players invited to the next round of trials. “Not a lot of soccer players get the chance to go to a professional academy. It’s really a dream for me,” Samaké says. “My main goal would be to go pro. It’s a great opportunity, and I want to prove to them that I am the right player for them.”


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Staying Focused on Jobs and Growth

Since its launch in the summer of 2009, the Plan has helped create over 900,000 net new jobs. To build on this success, we also recently passed the Jobs and Growth Act 2012 which is helping grow Canada’s economy, fuel job creation and secure Canada’s long-term prosperity. We are accomplishing this through measures such as the one-year extension of the Hiring Credit for Small Businesses, making improvements to the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSPs) and adjusting tax rules to encourage Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs). We have also been diversifying our international trade relationships in order to open new markets for Canadian businesses. Prime Minister Harper met with dignitaries in countries like India, the Philippines and Hong Kong in order to achieve this. Our Government is also making changes to our immigration system in order to better align it with the needs of our economy. We are taking steps to encourage high-skilled immigrants to come to Canada through the Canadian Experience Class, a category we introduced in 2008. Additionally, Jason Kenney, our Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, has announced the introduction of a Start-Up Visa to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs in Canada. My purpose in politics is to expand freedom so each person can earn success, own their destiny and take responsibility for their life. Canadians can count on our Government to accomplish this by remaining focused on jobs, growth and economic prosperity. We have succeeded in avoiding many of the trials that face other countries, and will continue to control spending and keep taxes low. Pierre Poilievre MP Nepean-Carleton


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Ottawa legend honoured Ottawa philanthropist Dave Smith celebrated his 80th birthday by having a street named in his honour. The moniker will appear on a yet-to-be built crescent in Riverside South as part of the city’s commemorative naming program. Born and raised in Ottawa, Smith first made his mark on the city by opening the iconic Nate’s Deli on Rideau Street in 1960. But it is his fundraising efforts that Ottawans know him for; Smith has helped to raise an estimated $100 million for local causes, including creating and supporting the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre for substance abuse. Smith is also involved in a fundraising campaign called Boomer’s Legacy that supports Afghan women and children. ‘His generosity knows no ends,’ Watson said, calling Smith’s contributions ‘legendary.’

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EMC news - A growing drug problem in the region has prompted the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre to develop an early intervention service for youth addicted to painkillers. The outpatient service was launched in early January and was discussed in detail on Jan. 21 at a public meeting in Manotick, where Ottawa’s fentanyl abuse problem first became apparent last summer. Fentanyl is a strong prescription opioid used to treat chronic pain, and comes in the form of patches which are worn on the skin. It is becoming an experimental drug of choice for many youth in the area, but unlike drugs like marijuana and alcohol, it is highly addictive even after just one use. This has left otherwise good kids hooked on the patch and committing crimes to feed their habit. “It can happen to any kid,” said Beverly Clark, a former Manotick resident whose son was one of several students kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School because of his fentanyl addiction. “They don’t have to be bad kids.” Last August, the problem became painfully apparent when Tyler Campbell, a 17year-old Manotick student, overdosed and died. Police began to connect a rash of break-ins to a small group of addicted teenagers and youths in the village. A town hall meeting was called in November to address the issue, which was widely publicized. Police have since identified other fentanyl hot spots across the city, including in Orleans, according to Ottawa police Staff Sgt. Kal Ghadban. Now, the Royal Ottawa has responded with the regional opioid intervention service in an effort to help youth and early users get off the drugs quickly. Program developer Dr. Melanie Willows said more and more youth are admitting themselves to the hospital with opioid addictions, but the wait time for the hospital’s small detox unit is “unacceptably long.” “Thinking of someone who has only been using opioids for three months waiting another four to six months to get help didn’t make a lot of sense,” she told a crowd of about 50 people at the Jan. 21 meeting. The new intervention service is an outpatient program geared to youths under 30 and to people who have been using for fewer than five years. It currently operates from the Royal on Carling Avenue near Merivale Road, but the hospital has partnered with other hospitals, community health services, mental health and addiction agencies and primary care physicians across the region to make sure youth can continue to access counselling, treatment and support in

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Dr. Melanie Willows, left, and Dr. Kim Corace have developed a Regional Opioid Intervention Service through the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. The outpatient program is geared to people under 30 who are addicted to painkillers such as fentanyl. their own community after the initial three-week detox program is complete. “The idea is we all share the care of the patient to offer the full spectrum of what can be provided to them,” said Dr. Kim Corace, who worked with Willows to develop the program. The program is unique,

Corace said, because it focuses on “concurrent treatment” of the addiction as well as any mental health issues the patient might have. There is a high correlation between substance abuse and mental health issues, she said; between 40 and 70 per cent of all substance abusers suffer from a mental health issue,

usually an anxiety or mood disorder like depression. Corace said the key to successfully kicking substance abuse is addressing the problems that contributed to it. “If you don’t address the underlying issues that come with the addiction, there’s more risk of a relapse because those reasons that led you to the addiction in the first place are still there,” Corace said. The service offers a threeweek detox period, during which the patient receives doses of an “opioid agonist” that allows the patient to taper off their addiction. The client will also build a treatment plan and have access to ongoing counselling. Every month, the service will host an orientation for addicts and families of addicts who want to get help. If the service is not right for a person, Willows said, the service will help point them in the right direction. “We’re hoping this is going to mean no more knocking on the wrong door,” she said. The next orientation ses-

sion will be held on Feb. 7 for families of youth struggling with an opioid addiction. Addictions counsellors will be available to discuss treatment privately with youth. Clark knows all too well what fentanyl addiction looks like. Her son was 17 when he tried the drug at a party and was hooked. In the middle of Grade 12, he was kicked out of St. Mark Catholic High School in Manotick and sent to rehab. Within three weeks, he was living at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, receiving treatment for his fentanyl addiction. Eighteen months later and with the help of the rehab centre, he’s clean – but it’s easy for her to imagine a relapse. “He is straight now but it’s a day-to-day deal,” said Clark. VALENTINE FOR LIVES

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Keeping memory of Maddy alive through gala event Annual fundraiser aiming to collect $250,000 to support Roger’s House Jennifer McIntosh

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Jeanine Otto is pictured with a photo of her daughter Maddy. Maddy died suddenly from a brain tumour when she was five years old. Since her death the family has held an annual fundraising gala in her honour to raise money for Roger’s House.

EMC news - Maddy Otto may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. A sunny day at the lake building a dream cottage turned into a nightmare when the five-year-old was rushed to CHEO because of seizures. It was then the family was told Maddy had an inoperable tumour on her brainstem. It was terminal. The Barrhaven family moved into Roger’s House to spend what was the last week with their once vibrant daughter. “She got sick on the Sunday and we had the funeral the next weekend,” Maddy’s mom Jeanine said, while looking at a photo of her daughter. While the family was in what Jeanine called a black hole, the bereavement counselling and support of other parents through Roger’s House is what helped them through. “After a while we were able to tell people (who had

also lost children) they would smile again without feeling guilty,” Jeanine said. Jeanine said she has developed lifelong friendships from the support groups she has attended. She remembered one particular session with a young, 19-year-old man who had lost someone. He was covered in piercings and tattoos. At the beginning of the session she wasn’t sure what to think, by the end they were crying together. “He truly knew what I felt in a way no one else did,” Jeanine said. It was that support that motivated the Otto family to remember Maddy with a fundraising initiative. The first Maddy’s Gala took place in February 2008. This year the organizing committee hopes to bring the total fundraising goal to $250,000. It is a realistic goal. The first year organizers managed to raise $10,000 hosting the event at the Monterey Inn. Last year they raised $50,000 and moved into their new

home at the Delta City Centre. This year’s theme will be fire and ice, with sculptures of butterflies, which symbolizes the rebirth of a loved one that has passed on. There will be live and silent auctions and entertainment. “I always say if I can get you there once you will keep coming back,” Jeanine said. On top of the gala the family always participates in the Walk, Roll and Run for Roger’s House every summer. They started the year Maddy died and managed to raise $22,000. Every year but one Maddy’s team has been the largest to participate in the fundraiser. Jeanine said tons of friends and family came out to remember a little tomboy who loved superheroes. She added planning the annual gala is bittersweet. “It’s a bit like planning a wedding,” she said. “For that part of the year you’re surrounded by support and then it ends.” Maddy’s older sister Hannah, who is now 12, has said she will take over planning the event when she is older. For more information on the event visit maddysgala. com.



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EMC news - Slot machines will stay at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway despite the province cancelling its Slots at the Raceway program. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced on Jan. 23 that it has reached agreements to lease space for its slot machines at eight of the sites that currently offer slots, including RideauCarleton. The expiry date of the lease agreement hasn’t been confirmed, but OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti said the agreements average in length between three and five years. “(The agreements) do vary from racetrack to racetrack because we’re going into a landlord-tenant agreement, whereas before all the racetracks got 10 per cent of revenue and all the horse associations got 10 per cent,” Bitonti said. “It’s not a clean and dry formula like it was before.” Some racetracks operate their own food and beverage services, for example, while other don’t, Bitonti said. He would not confirm details of

the agreements because the parties have yet to sign final contracts. Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod said she believes the agreements are only meant to last until the OLG is able to act on its plan to build casinos in urban areas, including downtown Ottawa - effectively cannibalizing the racetrack. “While on the surface it seems OK, it’s just extending the inevitable,” MacLeod said. “Nobody should take any comfort in this. It’s only going to prolong the transition.” MacLeod has been vocal about saving the province’s racetracks since last March, when the provincial government announced it was cutting the Slots at Racetracks revenue sharing program as of March 31, 2013. “It doesn’t take away the fact that the OLG wants a downtown casino,” she said. “And the minute that happens the slots are ripped out of the racetrack.” Cancelling the Slots at the Racetracks program was intended to save $345 million, Ontario Liberals said, which could be better spent on health care and education. Ending R0011890256


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Bitonti said the RideauCarleton Raceway is fully able to take part in the OLG’s plan to bring a casino to Ottawa, and any decisions about where a new facility might be located would be decided between the private sector investor, the city and the OLG. “When we choose a private sector operator, they will take over the day to day operation of the existing facility and then decisions will have to be made,” Bitonti said. “In many cases the slots facilities, the

gaming operations, will stay exactly where they are.” Over the past five years, the city has received between $4.3 and $4.4 million each year from 12,050 slot machines at the Rideau Carleton Raceway. A new agreement signed in November would put an additional $1.3 million into the city’s coffers annually if slot revenue remains the same. The agreement means the city gets 5.25 per cent of the first $65 million of net slot revenue, three per cent on

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Hundreds walk for memories at Carleton fieldhouse Annual event raises $249,000 for Alzheimer Society Jessica Cunha

EMC news - The Carleton University Fieldhouse was packed with people walking for memories. Just under 600 participants turned out for the 17th-annual Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Sunday, Jan. 27, raising more than $249,000 for the cause. For one Ottawa family, it was an opportunity to help others experiencing the effects of the disease. “People just really need to understand you don’t need to be afraid,” said Laurel Leslie, who attended the event with her husband Chris, daughters Morgan and Sarah, mother-inlaw Vera, sister-in-law Kathy Underhill and her daughter Emily. All hailing from Orléans, Team Pink came decked out in neon shirts, sparkly hats and hair pieces. The amount of support available from the Alzheimer Society for families and caregivers is incredible, said Laurel, who volunteers with her husband for the organization.


Team Pink takes part in the 17th-annual Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County on Jan. 27. The Leslies have experienced first-hand the effects of the disease. “On my side it was my maternal grandmother and her sisters. My mother was her personal caregiver for 20 years,” said Laurel, who works for Nurse Next Door, which helps to improve the quality of life of people who

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The Sons of Scotland pipe band led the first lap around the large indoor track. “It looks like a very full house, but there’s always room for more,” said Katimavik resident Tracey Pagé, who helped create the Walk for Memories. “We always said we hoped to be the premiere indoor event. I think it’s

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time to co-ordinate the walk. “We get fantastic support,” said Alta Vista resident Susan Pope, with the Alzheimer Society. “People are getting very passionate about Alzheimer’s disease because it affects a lot of people.” The Walk for Memories gives people something positive they can do to help, she added. “It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Natalie deReiter, with the Alzheimer Society. All funds raised from the walk support the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer Society. “The success of events like this will make a huge impact on the work that we do,” said Ottawa South resident Debbie Seto, spokeswoman for the Alzheimer Society. “The sheer number of participants doing the walk right now is amazing.” The Walk for Memories raised $249,000 as of Jan. 28 – up from $202,000 last year – with 592 people and 76 teams taking part in this year’s event. Donations received on or before Feb. 28 will be added to this year’s total. “We’re truly grateful for all their support,” said Seto. “And the winners (are the) families living with dementia.” For more information on the Alzheimer Society, visit





Meet Patch! A neutered male, white and black American Bulldog and Labrador Retriever mix who is about 11 months old. He was transferred to the Ottawa Humane Society from another shelter on January 17, and is now available for adoption! Patch loves to play with toys, especially those with a squeaker! He is a big, strong boy full of energy that would love a home with another dog that loves to play! He would benefit from an owner with a lot of confidence. Patch is eager to please and is able to respond to firm commands; he would love a family that would actively participate with him in obedience classes! If you think either of these animals are the right pet for your family, contact the Ottawa Humane Society today!

Meet Capt. Zorro, a neutered male, white and black Domestic short hair cat, who is about 6 months old. He was transferred to the Ottawa Humane Society from another shelter on January 15, and is now available for adoption! Capt. Zorro loves to jump up on your shoulders for extra cuddles! He has a curious streak and loves to know what you are up to. He is looking for a forever home with a feline friend who is okay with rough house playing. Visit the OHS website at to see photos and descriptions of all of the animals available for adoption. Stop by the Adoption Centre, weekdays 11:00am-7:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-5:00pm.

What to do if you’ve found a stray animal tattoos and tags) and will search the lost reports on file. Stray animals are kept at the MAS for three business days, after which they become the property of the OHS. This period does not include day of entry, Sundays or holidays. The holding time gives the owner several days to claim their lost pet and gives staff time to try to find the animal’s owner. A stray pet becomes the property of the Ottawa Humane Society if its owner does not claim it within the holding period. It will be temperament tested and health-checked to assess its suitability for adoption. If the animal is healthy and friendly, then it is made available for adoption at the end of the holding period. You can ask shelter staff to give you the stray animal’s shelter number, and you can call or email to inquire about the animal’s status. If you are interested in adopting the animal, you will need to fill out an adoption questionnaire in order to determine if your family is a good match for the animal. While you may want to keep the stray animal you have found, the owner may be searching for their lost pet! Don’t assume that just because you haven’t seen a “lost” poster, the owner isn’t looking for their pet. The animal may have been missing for a long time, or it may be a long way from home. It is your legal responsibility to take all reasonable steps to find the animal’s owner.

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Bumper crop for old-timers hall of fame River Ward City Councillor Conseillère, quartier Rivière

Thank You: Recycling and Waste Fairs On Saturday January 19, 2013, the City hosted four Recycling and Waste Fairs to discuss recycling and waste in Ottawa. If you have not done so already, I encourage you to visit for more information and to fill out a questionnaire. Thank you to our generous sponsors, Enbridge, Moncionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Independent Grocer and Tim Hortons for making the Recycling and Waste Fairs a success. Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones this Flu Season It is not too late to get the flu vaccine. You can get the flu vaccine at your local pharmacy, your doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, and many walk-in clinics in the city. Pharmacies Offering the Flu Vaccine in and near River Ward include: r r r r r






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Shrine for local players aged 80-plus shows youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never too old for hockey Steph Willems

EMC sports - They might need a bigger plaque soon. Currently the modest plaque hanging on a first-floor wall of the University of Ottawa Sports Complex honours the first two years of inductees into the National Capital Region Hockey Hall of Fame 80+, with only enough space to fit the large number of seniors expected to be inducted this year. The popularity of old-timers hockey amongst the senior set â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially those above the age of 80 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; surprised even longtime player and organizer Maurice â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moeâ&#x20AC;? Marchand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we started this in 2011 I never would have though weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d reach this number of guys,â&#x20AC;? said Marchand, stating there are nine hall of fame candidates this year. Nominations for the hall of fame are considered by a large selection committee composed of hockey old-timers group representatives. Last year a builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s category was added to include off-ice attributes like coaching, managerial skills, sportsmanship and general contribution to the sport. On Feb. 24 at 2 p.m., the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports complex at 801 King Edward Ave. will be the site of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation ceremony, which is expected to attract Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau mayor Marc Bureau, not to mention a large number of players from the areasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; many old-timer leagues. The presentation will take place during the intermission of a friendly game between two teams of players aged 80 and up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the OttawaGatineau Oldtimersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 80+ and Les Sages Rive Sud from StHubert, Que. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have good friends in StHubert, Que.,â&#x20AC;? said Marchand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have 19 guys who are 80-plus and 16 of them want to come. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be the first game where all the players are over 80.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;boysâ&#x20AC;? from St-Hubert will go up against 14 over80 players from the OttawaGatineau team. The growing hall of fame list is proof of the widespread and lasting appeal associated with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.â&#x20AC;? Marchand, a Gatineau resident who first strapped on skates at age six in the Manitoba bush and still plays on three teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including Les Boys 75+ - knows this well. He has had hockey cards made up of all of the hall of famers, and hopes to have jerseys made for players participating in the 80-plus game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a game he wants to make an annual event. Already Marchand has â&#x20AC;&#x153;sent out feelersâ&#x20AC;? to Hockey Canada to see if they might be interested in lending support. Given the nature of the Feb. 24 game, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also sent inquiries to Guinness


Maurice â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moeâ&#x20AC;? Marchand is seen with the National Capital Region Hockey Hall of Fame 80+ plaque at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex. The venue will be the site of the third annual hall of fame induction ceremony on Feb. 24, honouring players and builders who have kept active in hockey after the age of 80. World Records. Glen McStravick, a member of the selection committee and active old-timersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; player, said the appeal in staying on the ice is the same as for younger players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The main appeal would be staying active as seniors, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not health nuts by

any stretch of the imagination,â&#x20AC;? said McStravick, who plays for the Geriatric Senior Buzzards 70+. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camaraderie, fights over what the score is and the quality of the game is pretty good. There are some good guys out there on the ice.â&#x20AC;? Many teams, including his,

allow for the inclusion of players younger than the age group if they have had a serious illness or major surgery, all a part of keeping people in the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more artificial hips out there than pucks,â&#x20AC;? joked McStravick, having had two hip replacements himself.

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The Bakervale Bears face off against the Laperriere Lumberjacks during the round-robin Carlington Cup community shinny tournament at the Alexander Community Centre rink on Saturday, Jan. 26. The second annual event drew a good-size crowd with simultaneous hockey games, a chili cook-off and entertainment for the whole family.

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Feb. 2

Join friends and family on the Manor Park outdoor rink during our annual family skating party and chili-making contest from 5 to 7 p.m. All about hockey, skating, food, and fun, the party includes a shoot-to-win contest, bonfire, and music. Residents are invited to prepare their favorite chili for our judges to award the best of the season. Winners receive the Chili Champ apron, their name commemorated on a plaque, and their recipe published online and in the Chronicle newspaper. The event will be at the sports fields adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre. Join us for Imbolc, the celebration of the Celtic spring with Diana BeresfordKroeger and Ellen MacIsaac and the Ottawa Celtic Choir. Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist, medical biochemist and self-defined “renegade scientist,” is also a poetic writer steeped in Gaelic storytelling traditions gathered from her childhood in Ireland. Ellen MacIsaac is the creator and leader of the Ottawa Celtic Choir, established in 2008. Admission is $10 and the event takes place at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick St., at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to The Shepherds of Good Hope.

Feb. 4

The next meeting of the Canadian Federation of University Women-Ottawa takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside United Church,

located at 3191 Riverside Dr. Speaking at the meeting will be Dr. Robert Roberts, the chief executive of the Ottawa Heart Institute, who will be speaking on the topic of Medicine: A Glimpse of the Future. Members of the public are invited to attend this free, fully-accessible event. Visit for more information.

Feb. 6

Heritage Ottawa presents its eighth-annual Bob and Mary Anne Phillips Memorial Lecture, featuring guest speaker Charlotte Gray. The event is free and takes place at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St.. How can creative nonfiction writers bring new readers to history while staying within the bounds of creative non-fiction? Gray will discuss the different demands made on the past by historians and heritage activists. An author of eight bestsellers, the Ottawa-based writer will explore the challenges she faces as she brings history to life in her work. Lecture will be in English. For more information, email, call 613-230-8841 or visit

Feb. 7

Join us for an evening of fun, entertainment, and delicious food and wine in support of the Canadian Hunger Foundation’s international programs. Proceeds from the event, which takes place at 6 p.m. at the Gordon Harrison Gallery at 495 Sussex

Dr., will be matched $3 to $1 thanks to the Canadian International Development Agency. Tickets available at Do you or anyone in your family want to download library e-books? Learn how to access library e-books with your own device at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa public library on Feb. 7 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Bring along your Kobo, Sony, Blackberry Playbook, Android device or iPad and library staff will assist you in setting up your device to use with library e-books. Kobo users must also bring their laptop computer. Please note that the Kindle is not compatible with library e-books in Canada. Registration required. Call 613-725-2449 ext. 22 for more information.

Feb. 8

Join us for a Valentine’s Day dance at the Royal Canadian Legion located at 294 Cyr St. in Vanier. The festivities take place on Feb. 8 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featuring music performed by Al Visser, there will be a draw for a Valentine’s basket as well as other door prizes and the evening will feature spot dances. It is free for anyone – come enjoy a fantastic evening.

Feb. 8 - 10

Spots are filling up fast for the 2013 Pat Curran Memorial Adult Recreational Hockey Tournament, taking place from Feb 8 to 10 at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata. Reg-

istration is currently being accepted for both women’s and men’s divisions. The tournament is brought to you by the Bell Sensplex, CARHA Hockey and Kid Sport Ottawa. Teams are guaranteed three games, with refreshments provided after each game, prizes, a silent auction to support Kid Sport, and a NHL party at Stanley’s Pub. For more information, call CARHA Hockey at 613244-1989 or email Mike at

Feb. 9

Join the District 1 and 2 Ottawa Masons for a Valentine’s Charity Ball on Feb. 9 at Centurion Hall, 170 Colonnade Rd. All proceeds from the event go to support Roger’s House, Wounded Warriors and Habitat for Humanity. The evening will feature dinner, dancing with music provided by the Mick Armitage Band and a silent auction. For more information, call 613-226-9178 or 613-729-6111 or visit The Glabar Park Community Alliance winter fun day will be held on Feb. 9 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Kingsmere Park rink, located at the corner of Kingsmere and Benjamin avenues. The activities will include a barbecue, marshmallow roast, games and skating. The Queensway Terrace North Community Association will be holding its annual Winter Carneval on Feb. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Come join the fun and enjoy skating on

our great rinks, warm yourselves at our campfire with free coffee or hot chocolate, take a ride with the horse drawn sleigh, go tobogganing or just come to mingle with the neighbours. The event takes place at Frank Ryan Park 950 Alpine Ave. Use the Henley Street entrance.

Feb. 11

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the “low hanging fruit” that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will show you just how easy it is during a presentation at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa public library from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.. Registration required. Call 613-725-2449 ext. 22 for more information.

Christian Women’s Central Club invites you to a Valentine’s dessert buffet, featuring a presentation by Princess House Canada cookware, dinnerware, home decor with consultant Jennifer Tannis. Special music will be performed by talented vocalist Cathy Goddard, who will also talk about “This Business of Forgiveness.” The cost is $6 or $2 for first time attendees. The event takes place at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, located at 971 Woodroffe Ave. RSVP by calling 613-228-8004. All women welcome.

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The Ottawa Independent Writers are hosting author and social media expert Caroline Risi of Ottawa, who will explain how Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other vehicles can help authors and others promote their projects, books and events. The cost of the session is $45 for OIW members and $55 for nonmembers. The session takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 80 Aberdeen St. in Little Italy. For information or to register, contact Randy Ray at or 613-731-3873. Get into the season at the Vanier Winter Carnaval d’hiver à Vanier. The day will feature hockey, snow sculptures and many other free activities for the whole family. Everything takes place on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richelieu Park, located at 300 White Fathers Ave.

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IODE Walter Baker Chapter will meet February 21st at 1 p.m at the Ottawa Guide House, located at 453 Parkdale Ave. between Foster Street and Gladstone Avenue. Women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work. For more information, please visit our website at iodewalterbaker. or call Alia at 613-864-6779.

Mar. 20

Heritage Ottawa presents a free public lecture on the topic of Rediscovering Lowertown. This event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium 120 Metcalfe St. 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 illconceived urban renewal and transportation schemes in the ’60s and early ’70s and continues to struggle to this day to survive despite being 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. For more information, email, call 613-230-8841 or visit

40. Loads with cargo 41. What part of (abbr.) 42. Partakers 45. Expressed harsh criticism 49. Doctors’ group 50. OM (var.) 52. A dead body 55. Jewish spiritual leader 57. An almost horizontal entrance to a mine 59. Anglo-Saxon monk (672736) 60. Database management system 61. A swindle in which you cheat 62. Arabian Gulf 63. Six (Spanish) 64. Price label 65. Black tropical American cuckoo 66. Teletypewriter (abbr.) CLUES DOWN

1. Foam 2. Tessera 3. Major ore source of lead 4. Directors 5. 9/11 Memorial architect 6. The goal space in ice hockey 7. The academic world 8. Standing roast 9. More (Spanish) 11. Gram molecule 13. Head of long hair 17. Cost, insurance and freight (abbr.) 19. Line of poetry 21. Originated from 24. One time only 26. A civil wrong 27. Female sheep 29. Bay Area Toll Authority 30. Afrikaans

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

Aries, you have been living life in the fast lane, but this week you may need to apply the brakes. If you’re not careful, you could miss out on some exciting stuff. Taurus, someone you know may feel like he or she deserves something that you have. Do not validate any jealousy and take the higher road by not engaging the situation.

33. Hold a particular posture 34. South American Indian 35. Paying attention to 36. Wife of a maharaja 37. Mild yellow Dutch cheese 38. Central Br. province in India 39. 4th month (abbr.) 43. Grooved carpentry joint 44. Present formally 46. Skeletal muscle 47. -__, denotes past 48. Aba ____ Honeymoon 51. Young lady 53. Any of the Hindu sacred writing 54. Where Adam and Eve were placed 56. Promotional materials 57. Play a role 58. Arrived extinct


CLUES ACROSS 1. Film Music Guild 4. A rubberized raincoat 7. An upper limb 10. Wander 12. Biblical name for Syria 14. Former OSS 15. Norwegian capital 16. No. Am. Gamebird Assoc. 17. Taxis 18. Ancient Chinese weight unit 20. Third tonsil 22. Ancient Hebrew measure = 1.5 gal. 23. Piece of clothing 25. Overrefined, effeminate 28. Housing for electronics 31. Cut grass 32. Ghana’s capital 33. Prof. Inst. of Real Estate 34. Shares a predicament 39. Old World buffalo

Last week’s answers

Libra, mixing business and pleasure is not the right approach this week. Avoid starting new romantic relationships with someone in the office and focus on work. Scorpio, remember that risk may ultimately bring reward when considering an investment opportunity. With this in mind, you may want go out on a limb this week.

BÉATRICE-DESLOGES FRANCO-CITÉ Gemini, provide a steady and strong hand to keep someone you love on the right track. It may not be easy to be so supportive, but do what’s necessary to help a loved one. Cancer, although you are very persuasive this week, you should focus all of your attention on selling yourself to others in the workplace. This can make promotion imminent.

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!

Leo, you might sense that something isn’t quite right this week with a couple of people you know. Don’t be shy about asking questions to get to the bottom of the situation. Virgo, it can be difficult to believe the truth sometimes, especially when the news is not what you want to hear. Don’t let disagreements cloud common sense.

Sagittarius, you are on a roll and you probably have no plans to slow down for anyone. Try to slow down and help others if you find yourself with some free time. Capricorn, honesty is the best policy but you do not always have to be so forthcoming with your opinions. Employ tact if you are asked for your opinions on certain issues.

Even a minor disagreement could have you licking your wounds, Aquarius. Don’t use this week for sulking. Get back on the horse and dust yourself off. Pisces, avoid potentially sticky situations this week. It is better to defer to an expert even if it means making a financial investment.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue


GARNEAU An opera for young people


M I N T O PIERRE-SAVARD By Abigail Richardson-Schulte and Marjorie Chan


Franco-Ouest 411, promenade Seyton, Nepean, 613 820-2920 Soirée portes-ouvertes et inscription des élèves de la 7e à la 12e année - jeudi 7 février à 19 h

Inspired by a true story of an elephant’s remarkable life and journey to freedom.

February 16 and 18 Directed by Lynda Hill

SAMUEL-GENEST Pierre-Savard 1110, promenade Longfields, Ottawa, 613 820-7293 Portes ouvertes pour les parents et les nouveaux élèves le jeudi 31 janvier à 18 h 30

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Join us on February 18 for lots of FREE Family Day activities! 12 p.m. − 4 p.m.



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Supporting ADHD & Childhood Anxiety Naturally Supporting ADHD Naturally Tuesday February 19, 2013 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Supporting Childhood Anxiety Naturally Tuesday February 5, 2013 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Seminars will be held at NutriChem Biomedical Clinic. Please call 613-721-3669 to register for either of these FREE seminars.

Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly pervasive disorder in children and places a heavy burden on families and society. The prevalence of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD is approximately 5%, or between 1 and 3 children in every class. ADHD impairs self-esteem, academic performance and social interactions, and often persists into adulthood. After ADHD, anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses in children and adolescents. As many as 3-5% of children suffer from anxiety disorder, which can range from generalized anxiety disorder, to obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia. Given that more than 50% of affected young persons will experience a major depressive episode as part of their anxiety disorder and given the wide range of stressors associated with growing up, it is important to address and treat childhood anxiety.

Dominika Zarzeczny, Naturopathic Doctor Dominika will be discussing how safe, evidence-based natural strategies like diet, lifestyle and nutrient supplementation can achieve positive results, address underlying biochemical needs and avoid side effects that accompany stimulant or anxiety medications.


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