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NHL legend Doug Gilmour, notorious minor league hockey enforcer Goldie Goldthorpe and local guire enjoy a pint in Kingston. Maguire and Goldthorpe are touring to promote Maguire’s book on Goldthorpe, who was the inspiration behind the character ‘Ogie Oglethorpe’ in the 1977 movie, Slaphot. Maguire and Goldthorpe will be appearing at Rideau View Golf Club Sunday afternoon. For the full story, see page 22.
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MPP’s first private members bill receives second reading COMMUNITY EVENTS TOUR OF BAYVIEW YARDS
On Saturday March 30, I had pleasure of accompanying the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade on a tour of Bayview Yards alongside the Minister of Children, Community and Social Service and MPP Roberts. I want to thank Michael Tremblay, President and CEO of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, for organizing a fantastic tour of their facilities. Bayview Yards is the ultimate onestop shop and ‘mash-up’ of technical, business and market capabilities, resources and expertise that helps technology entre-
Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton
preneurs and companies launch, grow and thrive. Working closely with a host of program delivery partners including Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards provides onsite access to a suite of technical, business and investment services, resources and support that helps entrepreneurs and firms to launch, grow and thrive. It was so great to have the opportunity to stop by the prototyping labs see them in action. We also got to visit the IO Accelerator. The IO Accelerator
program is designed to rapidly and systematically accelerate the development and commercial success of high growth technology firms. Organizations like these are critical in helping ensure that entrepreneurs get the support they need to help grow their businesses and create more jobs for Ontario workers. I would be pleased to attend your business or community association event. Please contact my office for more information or go to https://goldiempp.ca/invite-goldie
PIES FOR PARKINSON
On Saturday April 6, I joined residents, their families, staff and volun-
teers in sampling some delicious pies at the Manotick Place Retirement Community PIES FOR PARKINSON event. Up and coming student pastry chefs from Algonquin College volunteered their talents to help raise money for the Parkinson Society of Canada. It is always wonderful to see the community coming out to support a great cause. Thank you to Susan Beausaert, Linda Meek, and Karin Ashton from Manotick Place Retirement Community for organizing this event. I also want to thank the students from Algonquin who volunteered their time, as well as everyone else who came out to make this event such a success.
UPDATE FROM QUEEN’S PARK INTRODUCING MY FIRST PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BILL
On Wednesday, March 28, I had the honor of bringing my very first private members’ bill, the Supporting Ontario’s Community, Rural and Agricultural Newspapers act, 2019, up for second reading. If passed, this Act will change the arbitrary requirement that municipal notices be posted in newspapers with a publishing frequency of weekly or less, which prevents many smaller, community newspapers, like our very own Manotick Messenger, from being able to post these notices, putting them at a competitive disadvantage. It was truly an honour to
be able to stand in the House and speak to my very first private members bill. I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisles for their feedback and support on this important issue.
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
GOLDIE GHAMARI,MPP CARLETON Goldie’s story, in her own words: “My parents immigrated to Canada in 1986 – I was only one at the time. They left everything behind in Iran because they believed Canada would give their children a better life and more opportunities. My father tells me that when we landed in Montreal, we only had two suitcases and $50 to our names. My parents worked very hard to build a new life for us in Canada. As new immigrants and then Canadian citizens, they made sure to integrate themselves into Canadian society, and they instilled in my sister and me the importance of respecting and living by our Canadian values. My father comes from a farming family and he is an electrician, working daily with his hands. After staying at home to raise her two daughters, my mother now gives back to the community by working at a charity for isolated senior citizens My younger sister is an aerospace engineer. My wonderful husband Wayne teaches statistics at Carleton University. My parents taught me that the road to success comes through hard work, determination and sacrifice. We have certainly come a long way from where we started in 1986, but I will never forget our humble beginnings.”
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Local man dies in opioid overdose
By Charlie Senack
As Ottawa’s opioid crisis continues, paramedics were called to a home in the south end of Manotick after two men were found suffering overdoses. Just before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, two men were found in cardiac arrest in a home on River Road. A man in his 20s was revived at the scene and taken to hospital in stable condition. The other man, believed to be in his 40s, was rushed to hospital where he later died. On the same day another male was found dead in an apartment at Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue, and another male in his 20s was pronounced dead at his downtown apartment. This comes at a time there has been an increase in opioid related overdoses. Within a 24-hour period, Ot-
tawa paramedics say they responded to six overdose calls — three of which were fatal. In the entire week, paramedic services added they reversed the effects of over a dozen overdoses in Ottawa. Between January 2016 and March 2018, the Government of Canada asays more than 8,000 Canadians are believed to have died from opioid-related overdoses, and that number continues to rise. It comes at the same time Ottawa Public Health says a bad batch of dark blue heroin has entered the local drug supply. On March 29, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said changes would be coming to the provinces overdose prevention strategy. Ford committed to funding three supervised injection sites in the capital, but cut provincial funding to the Clarence
Street location. Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Keith Egli, who is also the chair of the Ottawa Public Health board, wrote a letter to provincial health minister Christine Elliott asking the provincial government to reconsider their decision. “The OPH consumption and treatment site has been providing the residents of Ottawa with exactly the type of programming that your government has envisioned,” part of the letter read. “The demand for these comprehensive services continues to grow as the risk of death due to fentanyl overdose continues each day.” Statistics for how many opioid-related overdoses there were in Ottawa during 2018 have not been released, but they are expected to show a steady incline in overdose deaths.
Pies for Parkinson Manotick Place Retirement Community hosted a Bake & Taste Event to support Parkinson awareness during the month of April. Algonquin Student volunteers Siran Chen and Xiaoyan Pan earned first place for their lemon meringue pie. From left to right are Siran Chen, Xiaoyan Pan, Dat Tran (Executive Chef Manotick Place Retirement Community) Goldie Ghamari (MPP Carleton), and Linda Meek (Executive Director Manotick Place Retirement Community). The event raised $500 for the Parkinson Society of Canada. Gary Coulombe photo
Best wishes to the Royal Canadian Legion Osgoode Branch on their 60th anniversary. The Legion is a strong voice for Canada’s veterans who have served this country with distinction and dedication, and membership is open to all Canadians. I would also like to congratulate Daisy Patrick on her 100th birthday. April 4th was the grand opening of Foodland Greely, the anchor tenant in the new Greely Village Centre shopping mall at Bank Street and Parkway Road. This centre will also have several other commercial and professional outlets. Some local events you may also want to participate in are the St. James United Church (Osgoode Main St.) Community Breakfast on April 13, and the Cleaning the Capital campaign taking place from April 15 to May 15. The campaign is an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours. We all know that heating your home in the winter is not a luxury but a necessity, and I am happy to say that some cost relief is on the way. Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer recently announced another step in his plan to make life more affordable for Canadians: eliminating the goods and services tax (GST portion of the HST) from home heating and energy bills. This will save the average Canadian household $107 per year. This is in addition to cancelling the carbon tax; a tax that is making gas, heat and groceries more expensive. My Manotick constituency office is always available to assist constituents with issues under federal jurisdiction such as Canada Revenue Agency, Immigration, Canada Pension Plan and much more. This time of year, many modest income seniors contact my office to see if there is any assistance available for their income tax preparation. If you are a modest income senior with a simple tax return and a total family income of less than $35,000 for a single person or $45,000 for a family of two persons, you may be eligible for free income tax preparation assistance though the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Assistance is available at income tax clinics or by arranging a one-on-one appointment with a volunteer tax preparer. If you are a modest income senior looking for income tax assistance, please call my constituency office at 613-692-3331 and we will connect you with the local Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.
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Busy month ahead with rescheduled Town Hall meetings
With Spring possibly upon us, I am hopeful that I will not have to cancel any of our rescheduled Town Hall meetings due to snow. As you already are aware, our RideauGoulbourn team has hosted a number of town hall meetings throughout the ward since the start of 2019. Unfortunately, due to the less popular Lionel Richie/Diana Ross collaboration, Endless Winter, we had to cancel a few meetings. Our rescheduled Town Halls will be held on the following dates: Monday, April 15th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Kars RA Centre (1604 Old Wellington Street) Tuesday, April 23rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at St. Philip’s Parish Hall (127 Burke Street) Saturday, May 4th from 10:00am to Noon at Christ Church (8948 Flewellyn Road) Saturday, May 4th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Munster Community Centre (58 Dogwood Drive)
The next application deadline is May 1, 2019.
Farmers from rural and
WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt
urban Ottawa along with landowners within rural Ottawa are eligible to apply. Approved applicants must complete a 3rd or 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan (farm projects), or Healthy Home Guidebook (non-farm projects). Canadian Organic Certification is also accepted for some farm projects. Nonprofit organizations can apply for education and innovation projects. Applications will be accepted through the LandOwner Resource Centre, which works in partnership with the Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley, and South Nation Conservation Authorities and the City of Ottawa. Contact the LandOwner Resource Centre at 613-6923571 or toll free at 1-800267-3504 ext. 1136. Visit www.ottawa.ca/cleanwater to see a full list of eligible projects and to download an application form.
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Drop in to Chat in Goulbourn
Our inaugural drop in session last week in North Gower was very successful. Our next “Drop in to Chat” session will be on Wednesday, April 17th at the Goulbourn Town Hall (2135 Huntley Road) from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We host “Drop in the Chat” sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at different locations across the ward. On these days, you are invited to stop by to chat about any concerns or issues that you have. Our following session will be on Wednesday, May 1st, tentatively scheduled for the new Morning Owl Café in Manotick. If there is a specific location you would like us to hold one of these sessions, please let us know! We are open to suggestions. The only requirement is that we need Wi-Fi.
Apply Now for Grants through the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program
The Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program (ORCWP) provides funding to landowners and non-profit organizations for projects that protect surface water and groundwater quality. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for 18 kinds of projects related to nutrient management, soil protection, water management, land stewardship, and education and innovation.
Cleaning the Capital Spring Campaign
After the winter snow, frigid temperatures and ice, you can now turn your attention to the City of Ottawa’s 2019 GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, taking place from April 15 to May 15. Registering is quick and
Community Dancing in Manotick
Join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa
Hall for a family-friendly, alcohol-free evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras on Friday, April 26th, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, at the Manotick United Church. Each dance is taught and the whole family is invited. The evening begins with simple dances, followed by dances that build on skills as the evening progresses. Admission for adults is $10, $5 for those aged 12-18 while kids under 12 are free. There is a family maximum admission of $20. For more information, call 613-692-4576 or visit http://dance.manotick. net. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on RideauGoulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.
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easy: Visit ottawa.ca/clean or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-5802401) to register your cleanup. Our interactive map will show you which locations have already been claimed, and our online registration form will allow you to choose your own project site and indicate the cleanup supplies that you need. Select a location, such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop or pathway – any public area that requires litter pickup or graffiti removal. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the past and helped RideauGoulbourn win the Cleaning the Capital “Ward Award” for the greatest participation based on project participants per capita two years in a row!
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The Eeny Meeny Miny Mo of racism
Carbon tax will drive up grocery prices
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Friday 10 am Friday noon Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; CLASSIFIED; Monday 4 p.m. High School in February, is seen nor heard a vuvuzela horn atour a sporting event, “Would you like plastic bags?” personinsults of the year for All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger as you looked for any way to rattle your Racism still exists today. You can see and and that the South African people find noise just 2010.theAgostinho was our“Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. person of the year for 2009.I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a as annoying as the rest of the world does. opponent. There were no boundaries. Somehear it in school yards and workplaces everyFor the full story, see page 2. Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. 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The Editor, As the Liberals seem set to spend once again like a drunken sailor in Budget 2019, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) may be the smartest domestic investment
made during its entire mandate. Since 2016, by giving over $25 billion in tax credits each year to qualifying families it has reduced child poverty in Canada to its lowest level since 2006.
But what the world’s poorest children need to get out of poverty is not a tax credit, but parents free of disease who are able to provide for their families. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Mal-
aria has saved over 27 million lives, since its inception in 2002. In its next replenishment to be held next fall, the Global Funding is asking for $14 billion USD just to maintain existing programs for
2020-2022. The estimated economic gains due to reduce health care costs and increased productivity would be $266 billion USD. Canada has been a strong supporter since the start. Our trad-
itional 5.5% share amounts to $1 billion CAD. Like the CCB, this is too smart an investment not to make. Stephen St. Denis Ottawa
The Editor, Thanks for your publications. It’s great to be informed regarding local happenings. This email pertains to the editorial in the last issue on the subject of the banning of cellphones in schools across the province. I agree with the author in that there is no need for students to be on their phones during class, and furthermore, I agree that there does need to be a middle ground. We just had our first child, my mom was an elementary teacher and my father a secondary prin-
cipal, my uncle an elementary principal (both of whom were my principals at some point!) and another uncle a board superintendent. Needless to say, I am not offended that these kids wont get to “play” on their phones during class. However, the argument that there were no cellphones in class for hundreds of years and everything was fine is comical - hundreds of years ago people also died from polio, all natural child birth was the only option, and it wasn’t until 1929 that women were even considered “persons”
in this country. It’s 2019 and despite some people’s stubbornness to accept changes in current landscapes and advances in technology, to completely ban something that is a very critical part of daily living is pretty unfathomable. Furthermore, to make a point that there is no way EQAO tests would match those of the clearly superior and more intellectually advanced past generations while providing no factual evidence or research done on the subject is reckless. I feel that if opinions are free to state (which they are)
then there should absolutely be a name attached to the article, so that someone can have the opportunity to stand by their opinion and defend their claims if necessary. Without claiming ownership of thought or opinion (even in an opinion piece) you are basically publishing a print form of an online message board where people can say anything that pops in their head without consequence. Pretty much every other paper does that, perhaps you guys should consider it too. Nathan Buschmann
Editor’s Note – We in no way said that past generations were more intellectually advanced. They were just taught things like basic arithmetic and English skills that have deteriorated. My “scientific” research was done through co-parenting five children and helping them with homework, from coaching youth sports over the years, and seeing the inability of children to do basic math without the use of a calculator or to string a grammatically correct sentence together. These children have
other advanced skills, but they are victims of a bad system that has abandoned once mandatory things like learning times tables, grammar and punctuation. And the cell phone issue is more a sign of respect than anything. It would be frustrating for teachers to be trying to teach a lesson while rude and disrespectful children are ignoring them while playing Fortnite on their phones. That’s the point we were making, and we 100 per cent claim ownership of it. JM
are coloured green for good luck and carried by people to church on Maundy Thursday. In Jerusalem the bishops and priests, representing the 12 disciples take part in a public foot washing ceremony and in Romania on Easter Eve, churchgoers carry lighted candles home after midnight mass. This is the time of the year when anyone who will look and
listen can’t avoid the fact that something is happening around us. Spring is not really a lesson; nature is not in the teaching business, nature is change and growth and all kinds of life going its own way, grass grows, trees flourish, birds nest and animals give birth. Do
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Lent and Easter celebrations have varied through the centuries
Lent is the season observed in the early spring by Christian churches. It begins on Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter excluding Sundays, and ends on Easter Sunday. The term “lent” comes from the old English word lecten, which meant springtime, the word commonly used in church liturgy is Quadragesima. Lent is part of the religious church year of Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant churches with many special services or meetings. The season of Lent originated as one of spiritual preparation for Easter in remembrance of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The length of time for observing Lent varied through years; however the Nicene Council, in AD325, set the period at 40 days to be observed on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 and varies each year based on the full moon. Easter is celebrated in vari-
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City of Ottawa to develop Rural Economic Strategy
The City’s Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department will be developing a rural economic strategy and implementation plan this fiscal year. The strategy will look at identifying opportunities to support and stimulate rural economic growth and to build on our rural assets. The action plan will outline how and when the opportunities will be implemented. The process will include public consultation so we will provide further updates as they become• available. The Department will also be reviewing its rural grants program (which has provided assistance to a number of project in the Manotick area including the arena expansion) as well as conducting a rural residential survey and looking at an ATV by-law. They will also be looking at other items affecting the rural areas such as watershed plan for the Jock River
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Spring Flooding Forecast
Due to the lower than normal temperatures resulting in a slow thaw of the snow and ice, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has ended its flood warning. However, a flood watch is still in effect as water levels may still increase in the coming days in low-lying areas. Visit www.rvca.ca for regular updates.
space such as a park, pathway, ravine, or shoreline. If you submit a cleanup report by May 31, you are eligible for prize draws. Details are available at: https://ottawa. ca/en/residents/water-andenvironment/green-living/ glad-cleaning-capital In Manotick, Kiwanis organizes an annual cleanup of the Village Core and will announce a date once the snow melts.
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There has been lots of activity along Main Street as properties are being purchased. There are definitely fewer for sale signs now than a year ago – a great sight to see!
Osgoode Ward Talent Showcase, April 13, 1-3 p.m.
If you can sing, dance or play an instrument, get your name in for the Showcase by emailing a video to firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited for this event being held at the Greely Community Centre.
Musical Trivia Night, April 13, 7-10 p.m.
The Greely Lions are hosting this fundraising trivia night at the Orchard View Event Centre, 6346
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY State of the art technology meets personalized attention and care Manotick Optometric Centre brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, technology and customer service to South Carleton
The building is new, the location is new, and the state-of-the-art equipment is new, but the business has been around for more than 40 years. Manotick Optometric Centre recently opened at their beautiful new building at the corner of Manotick Main and Bridge Streets. While the business is new to the village, it is an expansion of Barrhaven Optometric Centre, which opened in the 1970s and is Barrhaven’s oldest operating retail and service business. “We were looking at ways to grow,” said Dr. Lora Lee Hardy, one of the partners in the business. “We already have a lot of patients from Manotick, Osgoode, Greely and even Kemptville. Our new location lets us serve our patients there and makes it more convenient for them. It’s also more convenient for a lot of our patients in Stonebridge, who are a lot closer to the Manotick office.” Dr. Hardy added that with the rapid growth of Barrhaven and the growth of their business, they needed to expand. Manotick was the best option. “There is a great business environment in Manotick,” she said. “One of our partners, Dr. Scott McIntosh, lives in Greely, and we have often talked about what a great location Manotick would be for us.” One of the most important aspects of Manotick Optometric Centre was for it to be its own business and not a satellite office for their Barrhaven business. Manotick Optometric Centre is fully staffed, with some of the doctors alternating dates and times at the business to ensure their new and existing patients receive the care and attention they are used to. The business has nine doctors, including two new full-time
doctors. Manotick Optometric Centre opened in February and has all the latest eye care technology, including digital retinal photography, optical coherence tomography, visual field testing, and pachymetry. Their state-of-the art optical has the latest frame styles for men, women and children. Among the services provided are eye exams for children, adults and seniors, glasses and contact lenses, eye disease diagnosis and management, dry eye therapy, diabetic eye exams, myopia control and emergency eye care. “We are independently owned, and we try to give our patients a personalized experience,” Dr. Hardy said. The new location also has state-of-the-art equipment. “One of our greatest differentiators as a clinic is the incredible technology we offer our patients,” Dr. Hardy said. “We pride ourselves in offering the latest and most sophisticated eye care technology to better diagnose and treat diseases of the eye. Both of our clinics in Manotick and Barrhaven have top-quality advanced equipment. Our caring, knowledgeable doctors and staff can offer patients of Manotick and the community the best eye exam they have ever had, right in their own neighbourhood!” Manotick Optometric Centre is one of the only clinics in Ottawa to use Zeiss Clarus ultra-wide field retinal photography to capture highresolution images down to seven microns of detail. The Zeiss Clarus 500 is an ultra wide-field retinal camera that has been designed to optimize each patient’s experience. The machine allows clinicians to track subtle changes in pathology over time. In addition to true color imaging, it also captures high-resolution fundus autofluorescence (FAF)
State of the art technology and personalized care is what Dr. Lora Lee Hardy and her partners and staff have focused on since opening the doors at Manotick Optometric Centre in February. Jeff Morris photo images–FAF-Blue and FAFGreen–and external eye images. Along with an intuitive review software, the ultrahigh-resolution of this nextgeneration retinal camera from ZEISS allows clinicians to manage change with confidence. Manotick Optometric Centre also has the latest technology to screen, diagnose, and manage glaucoma, including visual field testing and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) revolutionized eye care when it was developed in the 1990s by allowing doctors to see into the eye like never before.
Now, OCT is routinely used in eye exams and is a standard of care in ophthalmology and optometry. A quick non-invasive OCT exam reveals details which help doctors detect potentially debilitating eye diseases, like macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy, and supports them in making treatment decisions. Doctors have found that early diagnosis and treatment may help to preserve vision. “OCT analysis allows us to take three-dimensional, cross-sectional scans of the retinae and the optic nerves,” Dr. Hardy said. “This powerful, non-invasive instrument produces super high-resolu-
tion scans – 10 times that of an MRI; it has revolutionized the way in which we can detect the subtleties of early eye disease, like diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.” While the technology is one side of the business, fashion is another side. Manotick Optometric Centre features the latest styles in glasses and eye wear from name brands at competitive prices. They carry products by Burberry, Coach, Kate Spade, Dior, Carrera, Guess, Gucci, Boss, Adidas, Oakley, Nike, Disney, and many other brand names. “We believe that our patients deserve excellence and
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Manotick firefighters will host their 8th annual pancake breakfast at their Station House on the corner of Main Street and Antiochi. Cash only: $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 10.
Manotick Community Dance, April 26, 7-9:30 p.m.
Spring ITR Play – Tempting Providence – April 26 – 28 and May 3-5.
Based on a true story, this Newfoundland play recounts the challenges faced by a nurse who settled in a small village. Dinner shows are on April 27 and May 4 and matinees are on April 28 and May 5 at the Osgoode Community Centre. For details, visit www.itrtheatre.com
Another family event featuring Pippa Hall and the Ever Hopeful String Band. Dances are taught at this alcohol-fee event. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 12 – 18 year olds and free for children until 12.
Inspirations Art Show and Sale, April 26-28
The annual Inspirations show and sale of works by local artists at the Manotick Curling Club kicks off with a vernissage on Friday, April 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Office Pro and Lindsay and McCaffrey’s. The show is free on Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the Show will be donated to ROSSS and donations for ROSSS will be accepted at the event.
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Keith Glass Band is the featured artist at this dinner at the Manotick Legion. Tickets are $25 and must be reserved in advance at the Legion. 613692-4576
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Good Friday is a Christian holiday that is celebrated every year on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, the location outside of Jerusalem’s walls where the crucifixion took place. Though Good Friday is considered a holiday and is a legal holiday in many countries across the globe, the commemoration is not characterized by the festive atmosphere many holidays inspire. In fact, in the fourth century, the Apostolic Constitutions described Good Friday as a day of mourning and prayer. In addition, many Christians fast on Good Friday, eating only one full meal and two smaller meals that do not add up to a full meal. Christians believe that commemorating the death of Christ helps to remind them of the sacrifices that Christ made and the human sin that contributed to his death. The observance of Good Friday has existed for centuries. According to Catholic Online, the Catholic Church does not celebrate Mass on Good Friday, though church services held on Good Friday correspond to the divisions of a traditional Mass. These services include the Liturgy of the Word, during which the Passion of Jesus Christ is read; the intercessory prayers for all people, including non-Christians; the Veneration of the Cross, during which the crucifix is unveiled to the congregation; and the Holy Communion. During these services,
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OWC says action needed on province’s wind turbine proposals
Ottawa Wind Concerns executive members Jane Wilson and Michael Baggott spoke at the meeting of the Ottawa Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) last week, and alerted the Committee that action is needed following the proposals by the Ford Government to change regulations on wind turbine projects. Four new amendments to regulations are in response to Ontario municipalities demanding a return of local land-use planning powers, which were stripped from municipalities by the McGuinty Government and the Green Energy Act. “The amendments have not been proclaimed yet,” said Jane Wilson, Chair of the Ottawa community group, “but we need to be ready in the event a wind power proposal is made in future.” A wind power project was proposed in 2008 for
the North Gower-Richmond area, with potential to spread to Osgoode. The project did not proceed when the Germany-based proponent failed to qualify for the last round of proposals under the Wynne government. It would have exposed hundreds of people to wind power generator noise — a fact that was acknowledged at the time by the power developer. “Today, we know a lot more about wind power,” said Ottawa Wind Concerns Chair Jane Wilson. “We know that many wind turbines in Ontario were sited improperly and we know that many mistakes were made — the former Energy Minister said that in 2017. And, we know there are thousands of records of noise complaints in Ontario, that have not been resolved, and are waiting on enforcement of regulations.” One of the proposals is that power developers must
balance any environmental impacts against the benefit of their proposed power project. “The problem is,” Wilson told the Committee, “Ontario’s rules on wind turbine noise and setbacks for safety are inadequate and out of date. The supporting document the previous government used is now ten years old, and does not reflect practices in other countries around the world.” She added that the Ontario regulations on noise do not meet new guidelines published last fall by the World Health Organization. “You have to remember that wind turbines produce a range of noise emissions— it’s not like barking dogs, or traffic.” The amended regulations also require power developers to prove their project meets all zoning regulations locally. This is a problem, Wilson said, because under the Green Energy Act, mu-
nicipalities had no say, so there was no reason for them to have any such zoning or bylaws as would apply to the huge wind power projects. Ottawa Wind Concerns referred to a comment document prepared by Wind Concerns Ontario, which recom-
mended municipalities ask the Ford government for a transition period in which they could begin the work on bylaws, and to develop new, adequate rules for setbacks between homes and turbines, and new noise limits for wind turbines.
Ottawa has already shown leadership Wilson said, in passing a bylaw asking for “substantive” input to wind turbine projects, and now is the time to take action to protect residents from the industrial-scale wind power projects.
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Province greenlights new Manotick French-language elementary school The Ontario Government has approved a new Frenchlanguage elementary school for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 for Manotick. The new school building, to be located at 925 Ralph Hennessy Ave., will also include child care spaces to benefit young children and their families. “Our government is pleased to support the building of the new Frenchlanguage elementary school for the community in the Ottawa area,” said Carleton
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St. Philips Church Mission in Peru was a great success RichmondHub.ca By Marjorie Cassidy This is a story about people helping people who live in Peru, eight hours away by plane. The helpers live in Richmond and attend St Philips Catholic Church. One hundred and eighty people attended an event to raise money. The people were fed a spaghetti dinner, enjoyed live entertainment and were able to put tickets onto their favourite items they were bidding for. The Peru Fundraiser was truly a family event. The raffle prizes were for all ages. There were gift certificates to restaurants, a Golf Town Certificate, rounds of golf from Centennial Golf Course, bottles of wine, food basket by the Richmond Independent Grocery Store, a camera, childrens LEGO as well as gift certificates to Toys R Us. To put on such an event
many people worked together. Ticket sellers, prize collectors, decorators, food makers, food servers, musicians, dish washers and cleanup crews. Most important are the people who came! We made close to $4,000 and Father Bob and the Missionaries took these monies to Peru so children could attend camp. The Mission Team arrived at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima at 4 a.m. February 8th following a delayed departure from Montreal. Our friends, Maria and Jose, met the Team and drove them by minibus to the site of the first camp at La Gloria retreat center outside Lima. The Mission Team arrived there at 7 am. Finally, they were able to rest as the camp was not due to start until 6pm that evening. Friday afternoon was spent resting but some members of the Team began to open up some of the suitcases full of clothes, shoes,
toys and toiletries which had been brought from Canada. Some of the goods were distributed to participants at the camp. We had sponsored 82 children, youth and adults to this camp. The total camp comprised 200 people. Father Bob had a special birthday that night, the people at camp sang “Happy Birthday” to him in Spanish and English and three cakes were shared amongst all the camp! On Friday evening, after dinner there was a teaching on the Love of God. All fell to sleep exhausted. Saturday was a full day: Breakfast at 8 am, praise and worship at 9 am, followed by teachings on faith, dances and crafts. After lunch there was a time to rest or play depending on your energy level. Father Bob gave a talk on forgiveness. After dinner charades were played using various Scripture texts. Sunday followed the same format with Father Bob giv-
ing a lesson on prayer. After that everyone went outside for Global Prayer for the different continents of the World. At days end we had time to share a meal with our friends before the next Camp started on Monday. Campamento Palabre de Vida was the location of the next camp. Maria welcomed all the participants. She expressed her gratitude to the Canadians on behalf of many of the families from Los Columnas, Humagascar, Huanuco and Venezuela. The next five days were filled with wonderful rivalry. Three teams were formed for the week with each Team receiving points for their wins … swimming contests, volleyball and mud contests. The teenagers which the Mission sponsored won the cup. The young people gave the Cup to Father Bob to bring back to Canada as a thank you for sponsoring them.
Scott and Lyndsay MacKinnon proudly hosted the opening of their new 32,500-square foot community grocery store in Greely on April 4. The MacKinnon family business has been a Greely cornerstone for generations and the opening of the new store on Bank Street is a dream come true. This location is three times bigger and includes all the items the modern shopper has come to expect, including an LCBO Agency Store. Scott feels what sets them apart from
competitors is the friendly and knowledgeable staff they have acquired over the years while transitioning from Larry’s Grocery in the 1980’s to MacKinnon Foodland and now to Greely Foodland. “Our staff is really like family and our goal is to be community oriented and keep the feel of a small country store” says Lyndsay MacKinnon. Greely Foodland is located at 6045 Bank Street near Parkway Road. Scott and Lyndsay say the grocery business is in their DNA.
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The MessengerSPORTS Young Cyclones prospect excited to take his game to the next level By Jeff Morris
Jorian Donovan has taken a big first step forward in his dream to play professional hockey. The 15-year-old Richmond hockey player was selected by the Kanata Lasers in the Central Canada Hockey League Draft earlier this year. He is also considered by minor hockey scouts to be one of the top three defensemen from Ottawa available in next year’s Ontario Hockey League Draft. If it seems like deja-vu, it’s probably because Jorian’s father, former Ottawa Senator and longtime NHL player Shean Donovan, began his CCHL career with the Kanata Lasers as a 15-year-old before joining the Ottawa 67s the following year. Jorian Donovan spent the 2018-19 season playing for the Upper Canada Cyclones of the Ontario East Major Bantam Hockey League. The smooth skating defender finished the season with 21 points in 29 games, scoring nine goals and assisting on 12. He joined the Lasers Midget AAA team for
three games at the end of the season, earning a pair of assists. He is expected to play for the Lasers’ Midget AAA team next season, where Shean will be the coach. “I’m super pumped; it’s awesome,” said Jorian Donovan about being drafted by the Lasers. “I played a couple games for them at the end of the season and it was a great experience. I’m also so excited because my father is going to be my coach.” Donovan added that he and his teammates had a good year – better than the previous one – with the Cyclones and that he was able to grow as a player. “We had great coaching this year, and for me personally, I thought my game improved,” he said. “The year started well, but then I had a little bit of a slump and I was able to pull it back together.” After going pointless for five games, Donovan scored three goals in the final three games of the season for the Cyclones. While Shean was a forward, Jorian has always been a de-
fenseman. “I always preferred to play D,” he said. “I like to see the full ice and be able to play offense and defense at the same time.” As a boy growing up and going to many Ottawa Senators games at Canadian Tire Centre, it is no surprise that Jorian tries to pattern his game after that of former Sens star Erik Karlsson. “One of my biggest idols was Erik Karlsson,” he said. “I love watching hm play.” One of the next big decisions Donovan will be facing as his hockey career moves forward will be whether or not to play junior hockey in Ontario or college hockey in the United States. “I would love to play in the OHL but it will depend when I’m drafted,” he said. “School would be a good option too.” Next year, Jorian will be playing with older players in the Midget AAA league, but he has set some lofty goals for himself. He will be focusing on carrying and moving the puck and becoming an offensive threat from the back end. “My goal is to get 40
points,” he said. “It’s a tough goal but I think it’s possible.” Jorian Donovan, right, poses at the CCHL Draft with his father, former NHL player Shean Donovan. Jorian, a 15-year-old from Richmond, will be coached by his father with the Kanata Lasers U18 Midget AAA team next year. Mike Carroccetto photo
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The real ‘Ogie Oglethorpe’ comes to Manotick Manotick hockey author Liam Maguire and legendary hockey tough guy Goldie Goldthorpe to appear at Rideau View Golf Club Sunday The man who inspired possible the most iconic fictitious hockey player of all time is coming to Manotick. And who better to bring him to the area than world renowned hockey expert and Manotick native Liam Maguire. Goldie Goldthorpe was the notorious minor league hockey enforcer of the 1970s whom the character of ‘Ogie Oglethorpe’ was based on in the movie, ‘Slapshot.’ Maguire has spent the last two years spending time with Goldthorpe and writing his biography, ‘The Real Ogie! The life and legend of Goldie Goldthorpe.’ Maguire and Goldthorpe
are touring together to promote the book, and their jaunt through Eastern Ontario includes an afternoon at the Rideau View Golf Club Sunday, April 14 from 12-4 p.m. “He’s an incredible guy and he has some incredible stories,” Maguire said of Goldthorpe during a chat with us last year. “Not only will his life story make a great book, but it could be a great movie.” Maguire has long been a fan of Goldthorpe’s. In fact, Maguire’s pen name in the Manotick Messenger when he provided entertaining and insightful weekly write-ups on the Manotick Intermediate Hockey League was
‘Ogie Oglethorpe.’ If there was ever a fight in the local Sunday night league, Ogie’s column was a mustread in the village. The book took two years to write and produce. With a forward written by legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas, Maguire calls this month’s launch the most anticipated book launch in sports history. “There’s a macabre interest in the facts, the real story of the man regarded historically as the world’s most violent athlete,” Maguire said. The book launch tour began in Goldthorpe’s hometown of Thunder Bay last week. Maguire and
Goldthorpe have private events in Ottawa Thursday and Friday, with a public event at Liam Maguire’s on St. Laurent Avenue Saturday beginning at noon. On Sunday, Maguire and Goldthorpe will be at the Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick. “The bar will be open, alcohol for sale, finger foods available and for sale, we’re going to do another Hot Stove session there,” Maguire said. “And by the way, we’ll have Master’s coverage on as soon as it’s available and the afternoon NHL playoff games.” Copies of the book will be available for $30 at the book signing event.
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The passion for golf and community lives on at Manderley
The most important shot in golf is your next one. With that in mind, Pierre Fortin of Le Groupe Fortin, has purchased of Manderley Golf Club and is looking forward to providing an improved and enhanced experience for local golfers. Fortin has been working hard on proposed upgrades as opening day approaches. The clubhouse has undergone a renovation, and staff is preparing to have the 27-hole course in top shape by the opening of the season, which is just around the corner. “First of all we are going to put a bit of lipstick on, try to revamp the clubhouse,” said Fortin. “The Fernes (brothers Ernie and Don, previous owners of Manderley) have done a phenomenal job. The idea is to take the Olympic torch and run with it.” However, his first order of business is to make the club more inviting for weddings, parties and corporate events. Fortin says that golf pricing will remain the same. And so
will most of the staff. Andrew Robertson (GM) and Jillian Ferne (food and beverage manager) are back, and preparing for opening day, which should happen sometime within the next week or two. Manderley Golf is the third golf course purchased by Fortin. He bought Tecumseh Golf (in Gatineau) in 2014 and Mont Cascades Golf Course in 2016. Fortin was the Quebec juvenile champion in 1995. In 1996, Fortin came in second place at the Quebec junior held at Chateau Cartier and Royal Ottawa. Local golfer Lee Curry won the championship year. Fortin, who is still close to a scratch golfer, is also good friends with Manotick’s Brad Fritsch. In the late 90’s, Fortin and Fritsch both qualified for the world university championship. Fritsch lives in North Carolina and currently competing on the Web. com Tour. “We are extremely excited to be passing on Manderley
to someone we know has the passion for golf and has the desire to make Manderley a special place for all golfers to enjoy,” said Don Ferne. The Ferne family teamed up to buy the golf course in 1983. “While our primary focus has always been golf, it certainly has not been our primary purpose,” said Ernie Ferne. “It’s all about the relationships we’ve been able to form over the years with people in the community. Golf is a people business.” Manderley GM Andrew Robertson is also the head pro at the club. He is excited about the transition, and added the Fortin Group is a perfect fit at Manderley. “We are part of a bigger group now, and there are a lot of advantages to that,” Robertson said. “We will have more resources at our disposal when they are needed. The entire focus has been on adding to the experience for our golfers.” Robertson said that the course will remain a 27-hole
course and that no major changes will be made. However, he did say that being a part of the Fortin Group gives Manderley access to some equipment they did not previously have, which will ensure the course is in top shape. Members will also have opportunities to play at Fortin’s other courses. “While nothing really changes on our course for our golfers, being a part of the Fortin Group opens the doors for our members to play at the other courses as part of their membership fees,” Robertson said. “It just gives our members options and access to different positive golf experiences.” Part of the transition of ownership was to ensure the same friendly, family atmosphere at the club. “It’s wonderful to hear people say they feel like family when they come out to Manderley,” said Jill Ferne, who remains at Manderley as the food and beverage manager. “It has always been our aim to create a family atmosphere.” Robertson said that there
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