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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Annual Carleton Community BBQ set for September 21, 12-3 p.m. YOU ARE INVITED!
Please bring your family and friends and join me at my constituency office for my annual CARLETON COMMUNITY BBQ, Saturday September 21, 2019, 12 noon – 3 pm, 6179 Perth Street, Richmond, ON, K0A2Z0. We will have entertainment, children’s activities, music, door prizes, and of course, lots and lots of food! My team and I will also be on hand to answer any questions you have. This is one of my favourite events because it gives me an opportunity to show everyone in Carleton how thankful I am to be your voice at Queen’s Park. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join us. Please feel free to share this event with everyone you know. Last year we had almost 1000 people show up and I’m looking
Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton
forward to making my annual community BBQ bigger and better. RSVP not necessary, but it would be a big help! That way I can make sure we have enough food and refreshments for everyone attending. You can RSVP by calling my office or going to my website: goldiempp.ca I look forward to seeing you there!
NEWS FROM QUEEN’S PARK CONSERVATION AUTHORITY CONSULTATIONS
As you know, on June 6, 2019, the provincial government passed the More Homes, More Choice Act,
2019, which updated the Conservation Authorities Act. We made these legislative changes to improve public transparency, consistency, and accountability in conservation authority operations. These changes will give greater control to individual municipalities on conservation authority programs and budgets. Over the coming months, the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks will be reviewing all of the relevant legislation and regulations that govern Ontario’s conservation authorities to explore even more opportunities to refocus their efforts and to ensure they are best serving the interests of the people of Ontario. I will be making an exciting announcement about this very soon! If you want to hear my announcement as soon as it’s
made, please sign up for my newsletter on my website: goldiempp.ca/newsletter
ONTARIO LAUNCHES 2019 EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
Calling all New and Innovative Ideas in Ontario Agriculture Recently, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that the Excellence in Agriculture program is open to receive applications and now includes a new category to recognize outstanding young farmers. The Excellence in Agriculture program recognizes agri-food innovations and advancements that demonstrate leadership, product development or technology advancement that will benefit the sector. The innovations recognized will be those that have potential to help move the agri-food
sector forward, so it is better positioned to thrive here at home and on the global stage. In addition to primary producers, processors and agri-food organizations, the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture program has a new category to recognize outstanding youth leaders in the agri-food sector. Youth under 29, who are residents of Ontario and have an innovation with a direct link to the agri-food sector, are encouraged to apply. There is also a new category focused on innovation. Application criteria for all five applicant categories can be found in the program guidebook. The top innovation in each of the five categories will receive a plaque in recognition of their achievement and will be featured in a promotional video. All recipients will have access to the Excellence in Agriculture wordmark to
be used for marketing and promotional purposes, and up to 15 honorable mention recipients will receive a certificate. Applications can be submitted until October 11, 2019. To submit an application, please visit my website: goldiempp.ca/excellence-inagriculture-2019
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE:
My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and I have 4 full-time employees helping me serve the people of Carleton. If you require assistance on any matter, please contact me at any time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office. - Goldie Your voice at Queen’s Park
YOU ARE INVITED! Please join me for an afternoon ﬁlled with great food, entertainment, children’s activities, and more at my annual
CARLETON COMMUNITY BBQ Saturday September 21, 2019 12 PM - 3 PM 6179 Perth Street, Richmond, ON, K0A2Z0 This event is free and open to the public. RSVP not necessary, but will help us ensure we have enough food and refreshments for everyone attending. You can RSVP by calling my oﬃce or visiting us at our website: goldiempp.ca
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Infrastructure fees for new Richmond homes passed on to homeowners By Messenger Staff The cost of infrastructure and servicing for future homes on Richmond’s Western Development Lands will be paid for by landowners. The City of Ottawa Agriculture and Recreation Committee approved the costsharing amendment at their Sept. 5 meeting. “There was some confusion when this notice went out, and it’s important to note this does not impact
current home owners,” Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt said. “This is only for future lands.” Moffatt said that the charges are paid by the developers, who in turn add it to the price of each new home. “The same thing happened with the homes being built now when they were sold,” Moffatt said. The landowners costsharing agreement will affect parcels of land on 6335, 6350 and 6363 Perth Street,
as well as 6305, 6420 and 6431 Ottawa Street, as well as associated unaddressed parcels of land. These addresses are located at the western edge of the Village of Richmond north and south of the two streets. The policies direct development to proceed on municipal servicing, and shared stormwater management facilities and parks. Water in the new developments will provided by a public communal well sys-
proved within the Western Development Lands. The Developer was obligated to dedicate and construct a park, upgrade the Martin
Street Sewer, install a municipal water well facility, and design and install the first part of a stormwater management pond.
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Everything Raw officially open Lynn Menard, owner of Everything Raw Doggie Café in Manotick, had a vision of having a store offering everything raw for dogs. Everything Raw’s products are manufactured in a 100% refrigerated facility that is inspected regularly. All of the raw meats come from HACCP certified food plants. The premium products meet the standards established by the A.A.F.C.O (Association of American Feed Control Officials) in order to ensure that the premium products provide dogs with a complete and balanced diet. Exclusive to Lynn’s store Everything Raw also carries products from Treat Worx and Julius K-9. Pictured from left to right are Ken from Treat Worx , Lynn Menard, Moha (the dog) and Luc Menard. For more information, email email@example.com or call 613.867.6054. Gary Coulombe photo
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Juno Award nominee Jeremy Fisher to perform in Manotick
Canadian singer songwriter and Juno Award nominee Jeremy Fisher will be performing at Manotick United Church Friday, Sept. 13. The show is part of the Festivals Across Small Halls Tour – Big Music in a Little Place across Eastern Ontario. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Before the show, starting at 5:30 p.m., The United Church will host a dinner (BBQ pork tenderloin, sweetcorn, salads, homemade rolls, Apple Cranberry crisp, coffee, tea, ice water included. Vegetarian and gluten free options available at no extra cost.). Tickets for the dinner are available at www.eventbrite. ca/e/bbq-pork-supper-tickets-65104361899. There will be a maximum of 100 tickets sold and there will only be one seating. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar before, during and after dinner. It’s been 10 years, three studio albums and countless tours since Fisher released his album Goodbye Blue Monday, a scrappy collection of acoustic folk pop produced by Hawksley Workman. In 2007, Jeremy Fisher released Goodbye Blue Monday, including tracks such as the upbeat Scar That Never Heals, contemplative ballad Fall For Anything, and Jolene which features his penchant for fingerpicked guitar and hushed harmonies. The homemade
stop-motion video for the song Cigarette, featuring an anthropomorphic title character, became a viral phenomenon in the early days of YouTube. The album was nominated for two JUNO awards in 2008 (Best New Artist, Adult Alternative Album of the Year), and gave Fisher the opportunity to tour extensively throughout Canada, Australia and the USA, where he appeared twice on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. “Goodbye Blue Monday is still a favourite at the merch table,” says Fisher, “and I’ve always wanted to offer it in the format I believe sounds best. We’ve remastered it for vinyl and it’s been amazing to hear the record again the way I remember hearing playback in the studio.” Fisher’s most recent studio album, The Lemon Squeeze, garnered him a 2015 JUNO nomination in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category, with two singles landing in the CBC radio 2 Top 20. He played sold-out shows and festivals all across Canada in support of the release. He has 6 studio albums to-date and is working on his first collection of children’s songs since becoming a father last year. In 2015, Jeremy built a small studio in his back yard called “The Sugar Shack” where he has produced albums for other artists (Great Big Sea’s Sean McCann, Adam Kagan) as well as in-
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The day Iain Twigg danced his heart out
Rowan’s Law Day
Twigg did not get selected for Shrek, but For Iain Twigg, there was always a stigma he said going through the audition helped him attached to one of his passions. It didn’t matter that he played minor hockey, understand the process and know what to exPage 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since we were writing about Rowan Stringer. that he played minor soccer with Ottawa South pect the next time around. She was the high school student in Barrhaven who passed away after suffering a conTwigg will be living with other kids in a United, or that he loved to play his favourite cussion during a high school rugby game. The rugby community in Eastern Ontario is a sport, lacrosse, with the Nepean Knights. He residence operated by the Royal Winnipeg Balsmall one, and its vortex is at the Twin Elm Rugby Park between Manotick and Richmond. Ourhad CaOmmunity let. He already knows some of the kids there, gift and a passion for ballet. Rowan was well known in the area as a player for the Barrhaven Scottish and captain of “I always got teased and made fun at my as well as some of the teachers. It will be like the John McCrae High School team. She suffered a concussion in a high school game and Messenger Editorial the college dorm experischool of because of it,” the did not want her coaches to know about it in case they would sit her out for her next game ence, just six years earlier 12-year-old said. “People against Are rival St.you Joseph. She played, Canadian suffered another concussion, and passed away. more FROM THE OTHER than expected. didn’t understand.” We can’t help but think of safety for our children this week as they are back to school. “It’s going to be fun, Twigg graduated from than a fifth grader? We think of road safety and playground safety and all kinds of safety. But now, with gym like being in a hotel,” he Grade 6 in the spring. This With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to classes sports in school starting up, as well as minor hockey, figure skating and futsal reflectand on what it means to be Canadian. said. “I’m going to miss week, he and his family Do we take being Canadian for granted? seasons about to begin, concussions are added to the list of things that we, as parents, will Jeffrey Morris my family, but I will are travelling to Winnipeg, Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us look upon immigrants be worrying about. and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but be able to come home where he will be attending very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you Rowan’s Law for Day Ontariosuch willas be held Sept. 25. Our local MPP, Lisa MacLeod, attend a celebration newinCanadians, the one hosted by Nepeana couple times during school and training at the MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last wasCarleton instrumental in excitement creating and Rowan’s Law and her mandate to work with Gord month, you can see the the thankfulness in themade eyes of it every Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. He will be at- the year, and I will be able to come home at Canadian. Stringer and a group of stakeholders to make Rowan’s Law the first piece andnew Kathleen tending regular classes at a public school in the Thanksgiving and then Christmas, and then They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be of Canadian. concussion legislation in the country. Now that MacLeod is the Ontario Minister of morning. In the afternoon, his workload will be March Break.” So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo Tourism, Culture government and Sport, be a happier person to celebrate this day than The Conservative hasthere a solid won’t idea. His mother is also excited for him. focused on intense dance training. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism MacLeod herself. ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaqueis in a theballet school’s instruct“Going away like that is not something Twigg’s mother, Philippa, and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalLeft to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middlethe and high students to take the test. goal. But playground. Reducing riskschool of concussions is citizenship always the concussions happen, and every kid can do,” she said. “But Iain is the or at the Greta Leeming School of Dance and ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the knowing what to do – whether you’restudy an athlete, a parent, Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students Discover Canada: the a coach or a teacher – saves type of kid who will handle it well. I’m going introduced her son to dance at the age of two. COUNCIL Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship lives. test. Iainbest has done tap, to jazz say and hip-hop, but bal- to miss him, but I’m not worried about him at Sometimes it’s just nil “This will be a MacLeod fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud That’s why and the Ontario Government will honour Rowan’s Stringer’s all.” letcrossis his calling. Helikeauditioned for the I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre wonder about things how come “underneath” is school of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we roads where everything I loveabout about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn about past and theapeople and events thatmultimedia made Canada what it is memory byour launching province-wide campaign to raise awareness He will miss playing hockey this year, but last and pulled went to Winnipeg in July, 2018 Mayor Suzanne Dodge to collide with a large swatch of the population work-year discussion me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we concussion ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelseaaudition. is learning soHe muchdid by watching the can defend safety. our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much he will still be a fan. for a second not make it into It’s this whole World Cup thing. 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Perhaps we need it most. Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM leave. Even the good young players they have a second audition for the straight year. I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE Rowan’s and Law Day were established honour Rowan Stringer’s world in the checkout line, attention. His trip to WinnipegThatincaught Julymypaid off this time, will leave. I’m a Winnipeg Jets fan.” Starting thisLaw summer, the Rowan’s Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging to mental scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms safety. memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion While his love for dance was the root of the and he was acceptedAreinto the program. zine covers and wondering what you kidding me? for the Challenge. 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Rideau-GoulbournREPORT Richmond Fair has been a big part of South Carleton for 175 years
Next weekend marks the 175th year for the Richmond Fair. To be precise, this year’s edition will be held from September 19th to the 22nd. Beginning in 1844, the Fair has grown to epitomize the village of Richmond. It is as much a part of Richmond as the village is to the Fair. The two are synonymous with one another. Over the years, it has been a big part of my life as well. During my years at South Carleton, I was one of those Friday night youths who took over the fairgrounds. I never got kicked out of the fair during those years, though, so I have that going for me. In the years since, the Fair has become a significant part of my professional life as well. In 2006, I hosted my first booth at the Fair for the municipal election that year. While only a few years removed from high school at the time, it was a fun opportunity to reconnect with friends and meet new people. I owe a lot of my success in 2006 to the opportunity afforded to me at the Fair. The presence of my grandmother, Hilda Moore, didn’t hurt either. As past President of the Richmond Legion and a longtime volunteer with many local Goulbourn organizations, my grandmother was a mainstay at the Fair. I have had the pleasure of hosting a booth at the front gate of the Fair ten different years. During each of those years, I
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would spend between 30 and 40 hours on the fairgrounds. It is something I look forward to every year and something my family looks forward to as well. The Richmond Fair is more than just an opportunity to be present as the Councillor for RideauGoulbourn but a chance for my children to enjoy what so many have for decades before them. My kids have grown up at the Richmond Fair. They have produced countless memories over the years for which I am forever grateful. 175 years is an incredible achievement. Last year, Richmond celebrated its bicentennial. That celebration came together thanks to the countless volunteers in the village. The Richmond Fair is no different. Volunteers are what make communities great and the Richmond Fair runs on volunteerism. From the concerts inside the arena to the homecraft exhibits to the horse shows, everything is put together each and every year by countless volunteers and we owe them a debt of gratitude. I am certain it will not be long until we are celebrating the bicentennial of the Richmond Fair but don’t wait 25 years to go
and enjoy the Fair, whether it is the first time you go or the 60th. Every year at the Fair is special and the Richmond Agricultural Society is doing their best to make the 175th every bit as special as the previous 174. For more information about the Richmond Fair, please visit www.richmondfair.ca and I hope to see you around the fairgrounds.
City of Ottawa Official Plan As we celebrate our past, staff and Councillors at the City are busy planning our future and we want to know what you think about how Ottawa will change and grow around us, now and for years to come. We are in the midst of rewriting Ottawa’s Official Plan – the strategic document that describes how the city will grow over time, where we will place major infrastructure, and what policies will be in place to sup-
port economic growth and guide the development and evolution of communities. Our goal is to position Ottawa to be flexible, resilient and, above all, a city where people want to live, work and play. Following initial consultations with the public and stakeholders on a series of wide-ranging discussion papers, we are proposing to make a number of significant policy changes, known as the Five Big Moves: Growth, Mobility, Urban Design, Resiliency, and Economy. We want to know what you think about these changes and how they will affect your daily lives. Learn more and share your thoughts about the Five Big Moves at ottawa.ca/ NewOP from now until September 16th. Your feedback will help us develop a set of comprehensive policy directions that City Council will consider in late 2019. Should Council support these directions, the City will de-
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Sudden car trouble is something no driver wants to experience, but many a driver has been driving down the highway only to feel his or her vehicle start to sputter. Such sputtering might indicate a car is running low on fuel, or it could be a sign of something more serious that requires motorists to think as quickly and safely as possible. When car trouble strikes while a vehicle is on the road, the first thing many drivers do is check their fuel gauges. A car that runs out of gas is certainly inconvenient, but if you can pull over to the shoulder or make it to the nearest filling station, then this unfortunate situation can be remedied rather easily. But when a car’s tank is full and it is still showing signs of trouble, drivers must take steps to protect themselves, their passengers and their vehicles. The following are a few simple tips motorists should keep in mind so they can safely handle any car trouble that may arise while they are out on the road. · Keep a first-aid kit, spare tire and tire jack in the car at all times. Flat tires are no fun, but they are even more of a nuisance when drivers are not prepared to address them. Always keep a jack and spare tire in your car, even if the spare is a donut you can temporarily use to replace a flat tire until you make it to a filling station or automotive supply store. As an added safety measure, keep a fully stocked first aid kit in your vehicle in case you cut yourself while changing the tire or need to address another medical situation. Visit www. redcross.org for a list of items
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Federal gas tax funds should be spent on roads, infrastructure September is here. School yards are full of children and City Council will resume the busy schedule of committee work and Council meetings. As the leaves begin to change colour, so does the atmosphere at City Hall. The 2020 budget is under development by City Staff and Councillors will receive an update on the financial health of the City and what residents can expect in the way of tax increases. We have already heard that staff are working to fulfill the Mayor’s promise of an overall 2 percent property tax cap, but that is to accommodate a 6.4 percent Transit Levy increase. The 6.4 percent Transit Levy is not the fare paid by riders, it is the cost allocated to every property in the City for transit service. The larger than expected increase is to cover the loss of the provincial gas tax revenue originally budgeted by finance staff to help fund the cost of LRT. Unfortunately, the previous Council allowed staff to prepare a financial plan to pay for LRT that relied on a promise made by another level of government. That error will cost taxpayers over the long-term. This past April, I put a motion forward with Councillor McKenney to allocate $57 million of the federal gas tax funds to help close the infrastructure renewal gap. Gas taxes are paid by drivers filling up their vehicles. I believe federal gas taxes should be spent repairing our roads and infrastructure. It only makes sense. Up until now, this was not the case. Gas taxes were spent solely on transit. I’m happy to report that City staff are recommending that the $57
WARD REPORT by Carole Anne Meehan
million, which I requested be spent on repairing Ottawa’s infrastructure, will be included as part of their budget recommendation to Council. This is a huge win for Ottawa’s drivers and taxpayers, and a significant change to the “business as usual” mindset of Staff and Councillors. As part of my budget priorities conversation that I will be having with the Mayor and senior staff, I will be advocating for the City to review our planning and funding model which the City uses to forecast Ottawa’s growth. This conversation is timely, as Ottawa is currently updating its Official Plan while contending with the changes forced onto municipalities by the provincial gov’t’s Bill 108. Ottawa’s south end communities, such as Manotick, Findlay Creek and Riverside South are expanding quickly. The current model of develop first, build supporting infrastructure later has not been working. Ensuring growth-related infrastructure is enhanced to accommodate new and growing communities while they are being built should be the endgame for city planners. I reassure you, it is for me. On a much lighter note, I will be hosting a Community-Wide Corn Roast on Saturday September 21st, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Nepean Woods Park and Ride on Strandherd
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Richmond Fair to celebrate its 175th anniversary Sept. 18-22
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What does the Richmond Fair mean to you?
By David Brown Special to the Messenger
The Richmond Fair turns 175 years old this year! What a milestone for our village. Ottawa is fortunate enough to have five Fair’s within the City, Richmond has been around the longest. Country fairs used to be the place for farmers to gather once a year to compete with their livestock and crops, see their friends and neigh-
bours and enjoy a ride on the midway. 175 years later, this has not changed. The rides are bigger, and the village has moved away from agriculture acting as the largest employer, but residents still come to the Fair to see their neighbours, enjoy the livestock shows, enter homecraft projects and to enjoy the friendly atmosphere absent in so many communities today. So what does the Rich-
mond Fair mean to me? I have been around the Richmond Fair for 28 years. I’ve ridden the rides, showed cows in 4-H, received my volunteer hours in order to graduate from South Carleton High School and been a volunteer for the past 19 years. I was even lucky enough to have my picture taken in the parade when I was four years old during the Fair’s 151st year, a photo that still hangs in the fair
office today. Having a connection with my community, where I can come and enjoy the fair food, the evening dances, see friends that I might not have seen since the last Fair, but more than that, to be able to say that I have had the opportunity to volunteer to give back to Richmond. That is what the Fair means to me. The generations of volunteers before me worked hard every year to provide my generation with a Fair.
I am proud to be continuing this tradition, so my friend’s and their children have an annual fair to enjoy. So what does the Richmond Fair mean to you? We want to know! Send us an email or write in telling us what the Fair means to you for the chance to win two admissions tickets! The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, September 17th at 5:00 pm. richmondfair@sympat-
ico.ca or Richmond Agricultural Society Box 1210, Richmond ON, K0A 2Z0 David Brown is a PastPresident and Member of the Richmond Agricultural Society
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Barrhaven to get city’s first suburban marijuana shop
Ottawa’s fourth legal cannabis dispensary will be in Barrhaven. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has released the results of the cannabis
retail store lottery draw it held on August 20. The lottery provided those who met pre-qualification requirements for one of the 42 new store authorizations announced by the Govern-
ment of Ontario on July 3, 2019, an opportunity to be selected to apply for one. There was one Ottawa winner among the 42 selected out of 4,864 eligible expressions of interest in-
cluded in the lottery draw. Ethan Stark was the Ottawa winner. The proposed store address was 4335 Strandherd Drive, Units 3,4 and 5. The proposed location will be in the
strip mall located in front of Costco, in the units between Tutti Frutti and Sleep Country. The AGCO has notified the selected applicants that they may now apply for a
cannabis Retail Operator Licence and a Retail Store Authorization. The AGCO will only licence applicants and authorize stores that meet all legal and regulatory requirements.
RVCA says Minor Low Water status remains in place along Rideau
Despite recent cool and rainy weather, a Minor Low Water status remains in place for the Rideau Valley Watershed under the Ontario Low Water Response Program. Watershed residents and
businesses are encouraged to conserve water during dry conditions. Temperatures have fallen in recent days and rainfall has increased, but the average 90-day rainfall measured at climate sta-
tions in and around the Rideau Valley Watershed remains below 80 per cent of normal for this time of year, which is a key indicator for Minor Low Water status. In the past 30 days, average rainfall has been just
above 80 per cent of normal. Looking ahead, the seven-day weather forecasts suggests we’ll experience normal temperatures and possibly some small amounts of rain. For the most part, water
levels in lakes and rivers are close to normal for this time of year, and this is expected to continue into the fall with lower evaporation rates compared to those of the warmer summer months.
Conservation Authority staff continue to monitor conditions and communicate with water managers throughout the watershed. Updates to this message will be issued as conditions warrant.
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Friends are relatives you make for yourself
This article has a personal touch to it and I offer the following thought to other seniors. Maybe you, as a senior, have an appointment with a medical professional and are a little concerned about going - perhaps the thoughts of not absorbing all the details, like time or place of following
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appointment(s), concerns you. There is nothing wrong with feeling like that! Many future appoint-
ments, whether with the same practitioner or another, have specific times and places as well as dates. There often is a lot to think about and usually in a short space of time. That is the reason I suggest that you have a friend go into the appointment with you - that way you can focus on talking to the doctor and really
listening. Sometimes it is necessary to make notes at appointments so a friend with you can take that pressure off. Maybe you don’t have a family member living close by - bury your pride and ask a friend. I think that life can be difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older,
and you may have difficulties in your life. Life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and manage all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude. The best advice I would give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help, talk to a friend. I
have and I am glad that I did and I’m appreciative of their assistance. Having a friend during a difficult appointment (medical or otherwise) is a good idea. “Friends are relatives you make for yourself.” (French poet Eustache Deschamps 600 years ago!)
Naushas Quraishi and Melissa Thompson honoured for volunteerism
Congratulations to Naushad Quraishi and Melissa
Thompson of Osgoode Ward on receiving the sovereign award for their dedication and volunteerism. I thank both of you for your continuous commitment in assisting and creating opportunity for residents across the city. Naushad receives this award for he has been helping seniors, low-income families, newly arrived immigrants and students with their taxes. He also led public information sessions and presentations on disability tax credits, child care benefits and financial literacy through the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada. Melissa receives this award for she is dedicated to giving individuals with intellectual disabilities the chance to enjoy sports and developed Ottawa’s first Special Olympics Ontario– Greater Ottawa Powerlifting Club and 10-Pin Bowling Club. Since 2004, she has volunteered with 5-Pin Bowling, track and field and women’s soccer, fostering inclusivity and skill development.
5th KEVIN SAUNDERS MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Another amazing turnout for the Annual Kevin Saunders Memorial Softball tournament in Osgoode this past weekend. This tournament has been running for 25 years strong
WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze
with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada in Kevin’s name. Family, friends and many others have joined in over the year to show their support to the Saunders family playing their best ball on all diamonds for a full day tournament. I was touched by the number of people that continually support this fundraiser and the countless volunteers manning the BBQ, drink station as well as all the sponsors that donate prizes, food and drinks. Great community spirit and lots of fun moments not only for the Saunders family, but close friends also. I was happy to present the Saunders family and organizers with a certificate for their 25th year straight year. Carry on folks, wonderful job!
FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL DINNER I attended the Ottawa Fire Fighters Memorial Dinner Thursday evening with Council Colleagues Tim Tierney, Alan Hubley and Mayor Jim Watson, as many deceased members of the fire department were remembered for their years of service and dedication to the public. Among those mentioned was Capt. Tom Cavan from Osgoode Ward, with him family members in attendance. I was pleased to have seen Chief Paul Hutt and Chief Kim Ayotte supporting the fundraiser.
OPEN DOOR It was so great to be back in open door this week! I was very happy to see residents from across the ward. I look forward to next week and hope to see you there! AMAZON TOUR In early August I had the opportunity to tour the new Amazon distribution centre on Boundary Rd with Mayor Jim Watson and my council
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GREEN BEEN INFORMATION SESSION WITH RENEWII Are you interested in learning about the City’s Green Bin Program changes? Join us at the Greely Community Centre on September 12th for a
presentation provided by the City of Ottawa organics processor. See more details on the poster provided.
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK FOR 2020 IMPROVEMENTS Coming up very soon we will be having budget discussions for 2020 and we would like to know what you, the residents, would like to see improved in our ward. Please let my office know your feedback whether it be roads, parks, community buildings, and anything else you might think of. Please send an email to George.Darouze@ottawa. ca and ensure the subject line is 2020 Improvements.
UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURES Please keep an eye on my social media for updates as we receive them from staff. Our expected upcoming road closures are as scheduled: Snake Island culvert renewals closure from Nixon drive to Doyle road. (Construction begins September 11th). CURRENT: Blanchfield culvert renewals and culvert repairs closure from Snake Island to Cabin road. (Expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting). Replacement of Anderson road bridge at Johnston municipal drain (Construction start September 3rd, 2019).
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
Peer helping a rewarding experience for St. Mark student
Favourite Subjects: English, History, Psychology, Anthropology. What are you reading for pleasure? “I love reading all different types of books. I think my favourites are classics and
YOUTH by Phill Potter
historical fiction.” Who are your favourite authors? – Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale & Alias Grace) – Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express) – Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations) – Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Macbeth) – J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) – Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle) – Jandy Nelson (I’ll Give You the Sun) Greatest ments:
As I was in a leadership role, I was able to listen to everyone’s unique perspective, and teach them how to apply that on the somewhat challenging editing software we used to create the book. I am very passionate about yearbook, not only because it gives us a chance to create something that we are proud of, but also something that the whole school can enjoy. I believe all the effort the yearbook team put in has really paid off. I am very proud of all that we have accomplished, and I am excited to continue running the club this year, and start from scratch on a new book. Peer helping has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my high school career. In this club, you are paired with a middle school class, and your job is to help them out with their transition. I love helping my grade 8 class find their footing and prepare for high school. I hope that I can help them feel comfortable talking to me about anything they’re unsure of. Including but not exclusive to; classes that they should take, depending on their situation, studying and/ or exams, school involvement, etc. As part of my job as a peer helper, I’ve also stayed after school to help set up for parent teacher interviews, came to school early to set up for academic awards and the outdoor mass, and helped the new students find their way.
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Pet Peeves: “When someone acts angrily or aggressively towards a salesperson for something that they cannot control. When shopping carts are left in the middle of the parking lot. Cold tea. The sound of ripping cardboard. Astrology being taken too seriously.
– Honour Roll student – Senior Editor of the St. Mark’s 2018/2019 yearbook. I’ve been asked to be the Senior Editor of the yearbook once again this year. – Volunteer at the Montfort Hospital – Emergency First Aid and CPR Certification – Carleton ROCs Swim Team (past member) – Accepted into Oxford University summer course on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Activities/Interests: This past year, I was the Co-Lead Editor of the yearbook committee. This is a huge responsibility, usually reserved for grade 12’s. However, I was dedicated all throughout grade 10, working hard and proving myself. This was my second year on the team, and running yearbook has been a privilege, and a challenge. My job as Co-Editor entailed organization, planning, creative thinking, problem solving, and good social skills.
Name: Bridget Egner Age: 17 years old School: St. Mark High Grade: 12 Parents: Chris Egner & Caroline Roy-Egner Sister: Shannon (14), grade 10, St. Mark. “She is one of my best friends.” Pet: Dog named Rufus. Shetland Sheepdog. “I am definitely a dog person.”
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POTTER continues from page 17 Women’s Empowerment was a new club last year, dedicated to an open conversation about life as a woman, and different things we need to learn about, such as unrealistic body standards and shared struggles. In this club I always try to participate actively in discussions and debates, as well as listen and understand when others are discussing their own lives and the things that they are struggling with. This year I’ll also be running this club, along with faculty advisors. Many other clubs in my school community: Denreps (planning of school events; dances, charities, spirit theme days, etc.), Cultural Awareness (dedicated to educating everyone on subjects
like diversity, and discussing everyone’s unique culture), Globally Local (club dedicated to raising funds for various important causes, such as ovarian cancer, flooding, natural disaster relief, disadvantaged youth and families in our community, etc.). I also volunteer for many activities in the school that are unrelated to a specific club. For example: I’ve done photography at the senior prom and school dances for the past two years. Swimming: I was a swimmer for a long time. The past couple of years I was on the ROCS competitive swimming team – giving it up as a result of the heavy workload in Grade 11. However,
I helped coach the ⅞ Swim Team at our school this past year. The kids did great, winning over three quarters of the races we participated in. I love to read. When I was younger I used to read two or three books a week, but now with school, and how busy I can be, it’s harder to find time for recreational reading. I love music. My preferences are varied, and change depending on my mood. I have different playlists for things like studying to help me focus, for study breaks to help me relax, and for exercise to get me excited and moving.” Why do you get Involved in what you do? “I wasn’t always as in-
volved in school and my community as I am now. I was really shy in middle school and early high school. I didn’t join any clubs or participate much at all. After feeling left out in Junior High, I decided to join in and participate as much as possible, and I loved it! Being a part of clubs and community events have made me realize that I am very social, and enjoy interacting with lots of people. I want to be a loyal and helpful friend to everyone. It’s great to feel like you’re making a positive impact on your friends and community. Joining in helps me push my own boundaries, learn new things about myself, and gives me a great sense of accomplishment and
pride.” Career Goals: “I’m planning on going to university for a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Psychology. I want to go to either Queens, OttawaU, or Carleton, so that I can stay close to my family. Eventually I would like to be a teacher or a professor. This plan could change tomorrow!” People that inspire me: My Grandma: My grandma’s name is Betty (Elizabeth) Egner, and she is one of the strongest people I know. I’ve always looked up to her ever since I was a little girl. We have a lot in common. We both love to read, and we are both determined. I love her so much. She is writing
a memoir about her life, and hearing about it from her has made me realize that her life was so inspiring and amazing. She is my idol. I have had many great teachers throughout high school: Mrs. Giroux (Biology), Mme Swerdfeger (French), Mme Gadea (World Religion), Mr. O’Neil (Math), and Mrs. Bain (Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology). These teachers have shaped me in different ways, and have really helped me in figuring what to do after high school. I chose these teachers, because these are teachers that I truly felt comfortable with, who are approachable, understanding, and helpful.”
Community Calendar • Ottawa Futsal Club entering their 29th season indoor soccer. Youth boys & girls, women, men & coed. Players / teams wanted. All skill levels. League starts October ends April 2020. Please go online at www.futsalottawa.com. Early bird ends September 21st
• Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance - East Osgoode Greely Assoc, First Friday of each month, invites & welcome all Musicians, Dancers & Listeners. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697.
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• Albion Communities (Albion Woods, Albion Sun Vista) Community wide Garage Sale June 22 from 8 am to 2 pm. 6600 Mitch Owens Road • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing
in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, email@example.com • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128. • Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613826-6128.
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Jeremy Rowe of the Nepean Bantam Eagles follows the blocking of Jacob Wong as he returns a kick-off during their game against LaSalle from Montreal at Quinn’s Pointe Sunday. For more Eagles photos, see the NCAFA photo album on the Manotick Messenger Facebook page.
Gloucester Raiders tacklers take down a Montreal Sun Youth Hornets running back during their bantam football game at Quinn’s Pointe Sunday. For more Raiders photos, see our NCAFA photo album on the Manotick Messenger Facebook page.
Bell Warriors tacklers zero in on a Gatineau Vikings runner during their 38-19 NCAFA pee wee football game at Quinn’s Pointe Sunday. For more Bell Warriors photos, see our NCAFA photo album on the Manotick Messenger Facebook page. Jeff Morris photos
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A: They can be. Allergic reactions are varied from mild local redness and irritation to anaphylactic responses. Some dogs or cats are more sensitive than others. Ants tend to cause small bites on the belly. Dr. Andrew Sparling Wasps and bees can also cause D.V.M. local problems or more significant swelling which may become urgent depending on location and severity. Fleas usually are just locally irritating but some animals suffer from a disease know as Flea Allergy Dermatitis which can be horrifically itchy and cause the animal to self traumatize. Treatments depend on the animal, the bug in question and the level of the immune response to the bite. Talk to your veterinary care team about options for your pet if you are concerned about insects in your area.
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The Richmond Royals will open their 2019-20 Central Canada Junior Hockey League 2 season Thurs., Sept. 19 as they travel to Casselman to face the Casselman Vikings. The Royals will host the Winchester Hawks Sun., Sept. 22 at the Goulbourn Rec Centre with a 1:30 p.m. face-off. They visit the Ottawa Canadians at the Ear. Armstrong
Arena Sept. 24, and then head to Renfrew Fri., Sept. 27 to face the Timberwolves. “Our expectations are for a big improvement from last year,” Couturier said. “We have gone two years straight with few returning players and this year we have the opportunity to have quite a few players back in our lineup and we are excited about that
for many reasons. They know what to expect and we know what to expect from them. They also have built up team chemistry to start the season. I expect to compete in every game and to be in a playoff position throughout the year.” The Royals’ first game back in Richmond will be Sun., Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. when they host the Athens Aeros.
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