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The MessengerNEWS Repeal of Bill 148 highlight of Ghamari’s first six months as MPP By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

Carleton Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari says that her office is starting to feel like home. “We have redone everything in here,” she said of the corner unit in the old Richmond Plaza on Perth Street in Richmond. “The previous tenant was a church. We’re set up and it’s starting to feel like home.” Ghamari, who was a trade lawyer before winning the Conservative nomination for the newly created riding, has jumped into her new political career and has hit the ground running both locally and at Queen’s Park. “I started getting calls and emails from constituents in the riding the night of the election,” she said. “I had just been elected – I had no staff, no office, no phone number or website – but once the election was over, we started working right away.” During her campaign, Ghamari hosted a number of public

forums in the community. The topics ranged from farming to hydro to health care to small and local business issues. Her campaign manager, former Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Glenn Brooks, moderate the meetings for her. The forums helped give Ghamari a profile in the community, but more importantly, it plugged her into the issues and challenges that her constituents faced on a daily basis. At her small business meeting in January, Manotick resident and Richmond Tim Hortons owner Sue Dennison outlined the challenges that the minimum wage increase and other laws and regulations for employment had handcuffed her business. The Tories repealed Bill 148 once they were in power, and it remains the highlight of Ghamari’s first six months in office. “That was a breakthrough moment for me,” Ghamari said. “When we were able to get Bill 148 repealed and we passed that legislation, it was a great feeling. We also repealed the Green Energy Act. It was

great to get to work right away.” Ghamari said that the first six months of her term in office has been, for the most part, what she expected. “The one thing that I wasn’t expecting is that we didn’t get to spend a lot of time in the community early on,” she said. “The legislature was called in early – the Premier wanted us in Toronto in July.” In December, Ghamari is making up for that time in the community, attending events, meeting people, and attending to issues personally. “Since we opened our office, we have about 400 cases,” she said. “I run our office similar to my law office. When someone has an issue, a problem or a complain, we open a case and the issue is dealt with.” Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari and Premier Doug Ford pose for a photo in June during Ford’s campaign visit to Manotick.

Richmond residents raise concerns about OC Transpo bus service By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger Leaving Richmond on an OC Transpo bus is one thing. Getting back To Richmond is a completely different story. The City of Ottawa hosted a public meeting on transportation issues facing the community Monday, Dec. 10. In attendance from the city were Troy Charter, Director of Transit Operations, and Pat Scrimgeour, who looks after route planning for OC Transpo. A crowd of more than 50 local residents turned out for the meeting.

“The meeting was well attended,” said Councillor Scott Moffatt, who was unable to attend the meeting but was briefed afterward by his staff and city staff. “The public transit meetings we had in Barrhaven drew about the same crowd.” Barrhaven has a population of close to 90,000 people, and the issues facing commuters from that sprawling suburb are considered the most problematic in the city. “There are a lot of little things that have added up for commuters,” he said. “It’s like death by 1,000 cuts. The little things are adding up, and the

residents in Richmond who use the service have been very reasonable and patient.” OC Transpo has four buses leaving Richmond in the morning and four returning to the community late in the afternoon. The issues brought up at the meeting were ones Moffatt was well aware of, but he was happy that city staff was in Richmond to hear the concerns of residents first hand. “One thing people are concerned with are delayed trips and cancelled trips,” Moffatt said. “And if you miss the bus coming back to Richmond from downtown, sometimes

you can’t just catch the next bus. You can only take the 283.” Moffatt said that part of the problem for Richmond commuters downtown is that the only option for them is the 283 bus. “A lot of people hop on it who are just going to Pinecrest,” he said. “But they can take a number of buses. The 283 might be just the next one for them. For people heading to Richmond, the 283 is their only option.” OC Transpo used to run a rural express service, but it was discontinued. The service also added a cost for

rural taxpayers. Moffatt said that some of the stops for the 283 have been eliminated to try and discourage partial trip riders. While the issue of getting back to Richmond is one issue, it is not the only one. “The construction on the bridge (on McBean Street) has caused some problems,” he said. “The drivers are supposed to be doing an extra loop, but sometimes that is not happening.” Moffatt said he expects results to improve service as a result of the meeting. “There were some takeaways for the staff,” he said.


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“It was good for them to be there. They are committed to getting back with solutions to move forward.” With more than 1,700 new homes planned for Richmond in the next several years, increased bus service will be an ongoing issue. Eventually, the bus routes will connect to the light rail station at Bayshore. “There will be options,” Moffatt said. “And we are in a better situation than Half Moon Bay and Barrhaven. The growth in Richmond will be slow, and we will be able to address the needs of the community as they happen and increase services.”

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The MessengerNEWS Trillium Fund grant to help give A Friendly Voice to local Seniors

Sometimes, the only thing needed to take loneliness away from a senior is a friendly voice. And that’s exactly what local seniors in South Carleton now have. Earlier this month, Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) welcomed special guests and members of the public to the official launch of ‘A Friendly Voice’, a friendly visiting telephone service designed to reduce loneliness for seniors. A Friendly Voice is a volunteer-powered friendly visiting phone line for seniors. The service will be available in 2018 in Ottawa, then in Eastern Ontario in 2019 and Northern Ontario in 2020. The service is designed to engage seniors and empower them to connect with their community, and will help seniors avoid the health risks associated with loneliness. Carleton Conservative MPP Goldie Ghamari and Norma Lamont, an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer, were on hand to congratulate the Board of Directors, staff and supporters on the work that’s now well underway since receiving a $750,000 provincewide grant from OTF in 2017. Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre and Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt were also in attendance. One of the purposes

of the event was to witness the program’s inaugural phone call. “Investing in local community-based organizations has a direct positive impact on seniors in Carleton and across Ottawa,” Ghamari said. “Specifically, Rural Ottawa South Support Services provides seniors in rural south Ottawa with transportation, personal care and home support. I applaud ROSSS for their new initiative, A Friendly Voice. Their volunteers will welcome phone calls from seniors and spend time visiting. This will help reassure seniors that they are not alone, alleviate loneliness and provide them with a much-needed connection to the community. I commend the Ontario Trillium Foundation for recognizing ROSSS’ commitment to our community through this grant.” Loneliness in seniors is a known health risk equated to smoking, obesity and alcoholism. Supporting and empowering seniors to engage with others in their community is a remedy. A simple conversation with an empathetic participant can be a pivotal first step. Thanks to the three-year OTF grant awarded earlier this year, seniors in Eastern and Northern Ontario will have 24-hour access to trained, volunteers who can provide compassionate

Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre, Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari, Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer Norma Lamont, Rideau Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt, ROSS executive Director Kelly Dumas and ROSSS Chair John Collins were on hand at the ROSSS office in Manotick for the launch of A Friendly Voice. Greg Newton photo conversation and information about resources in the community the seniors live in. “The grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation will help many Ontario seniors who find themselves feeling isolated and lonely,” said John Collins, Chair of the ROSSS Board of Directors. “At ROSSS we recognize the serious health risks associated with social isolation

and loneliness in seniors. We know that A Friendly Voice will help mitigate these risks and empower seniors to stay connected to their community.” This initiative was inspired by ‘The Silver Line’ in the United Kingdom, which has logged more than two million phone calls in its five years of operation. The Ontario Trillium Foun-

dation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. The phone number serving Manotick, Richmond, North Gower and Kars is 613-692-





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Mayor credits rookie councillor Meehan for bringing weed concerns forward By Charlie Senack Ottawa council has stirred the pot and voted a resounding ‘YES’. Two months after cannabis was legalized in Canada, councillors voted 22-2 in favour of private pot dispensaries within the city of Ottawa, during a special cannabis meeting held in council chambers on December 13. Gloucester-South Nepean councillor Carol Anne Meehan was one of two city councillors to vote no. She put a motion on the table asking council to opt out of pot shops. However, she could only get support from College Ward councillor Rick Chiarelli. The mayor and the other 21 councillors voted yes, supporting the opt in decision. “I’m not surprised actually that I lost the motion today,” Meehan said. “I think it was important for me to bring the motion forward because I think that we are getting a really bad deal here.” The newly elected councillor would have liked to opt out — at least for now. She feels by doing so, the city could negotiate for more con-

trol from the province. “We missed an opportunity here today to put pressure on the provincial government to give us a better deal,” Meehan said. “Give us more say on where these stores will be located, how many and a bigger slice of the revenue pie.” Meehan’s main message? She wants to reassure the residents of her ward that she’s not anti-cannabis. “I’ve got a lot of flack from people who say that I’m totally anti marijuana and anti retail (and) I’m not,” she said. “I want to speak for the taxpayers of this city. We voted for a tax increase and here we are still going to have to cough up more money, find more money, for policing and things like that.” Mayor Jim Watson was happy with the outcome of Thursday’s special council cannabis meeting, and credits Meehan for bringing her concerns forward. “Our responsibility was very narrow,” Watson said. “We had to decide whether we were going to allow retail stores or not and I think council made the right decision.” Watson believes that opt-

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A new year will bring new accomplishments

By Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa

It is with a great sense of pride that I look back on the incredible accomplishments we’ve made over the last few years, and with enthusiasm as I look ahead to the next four. In the last Term of Council, we saw the implementation of the Ottawa River Action Plan, the opening of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, the opening of the new Ottawa Art Gallery, significant progress on Phase 1 of LRT, record investments in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and an incredible year 2017, during which we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday. 2019 promises to be an important and exciting year in our city, as we see the beginning, continuation and completion of several major city-building projects. We begin the year with the tabling and adoption of the 2019 City of Ottawa Budget. I encourage all residents to get involved with the budget process and share their ideas on how we can make Ottawa an even more affordable and caring city, by emailing me at Jim.Watson@Ottawa.ca. You can also visit www.ottawa. ca/en/city-hall/budget/understanding-your-city-budget for information on how your City Budget works.

The Confederation Line of our O-Train LRT System will be up and running later this year. The 12.5 km line boasts 12 beautiful stations – from Tunney’s Pasture in the west end to Blair in the east end - and with its 2.5 km underground tunnel downtown, LRT will significantly reduce congestion in the downtown core and change the way people move and travel in Ottawa. Shortly after the historic launch of the Confederation Line, we will sign the contract and begin construction on Stage 2 of LRT. Stage 2 will bring light rail farther west to Algonquin College, Bayshore Shopping Centre and Moodie Drive, farther east to Place d’Orléans and Trim Road, and farther south to Riverside South, with a link to the Ottawa International Airport. We have also completed the Environmental Assessments to bring LRT to Kanata/Stittsville and started the Environmental Assessment to bring LRT to Barrhaven in the third phase of LRT. In 2019, we will also make significant progress on the design of the new Ottawa Central Library. The consortium of Diamond Schmitt Canada and KWC Architects has been chosen by the City as the preferred proponent to build the new joint Ottawa Public Library/Library and Archives Canada facility. This award-winning local

Ottawa-based firm is behind many great projects, including the recently renovated National Arts Centre. We will finish constructing the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel, which is the key component of the Ottawa River Action Plan, a project that will protect our waterways for future generations by limiting pollutants from entering the Ottawa River. And this fall, we will connect Old Ottawa South and Old Ottawa East with the Flora Footbridge, giving pedestrians and cyclists a





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The ghost of Christmas concerts past

Messenger Editorial

How the Grinch stole hockey


When I was a kid, I had a hard time with class. I relaxed, brushed my arm against my perspective. I guess my most irritating trait forehead to wipe off the sweat, and I coasted as a child was that I thought I was a pretty through the rest of the songs that we sang as And they’ll skate, skate, skate, skate, skate. They’ll shoot their Who-puck with deal. And those of you who know me will a group. We sang ‘Oh Come All Ye Faithful’ Our Cbig Ommunity their Who-hockey sticks. And the sight of that rink is making me sick… probably laugh – or not – and note that I never and we sang ‘Silent Night’ and finished off Riverside South may not be the top of Mount Crumpit. But it may as well be. really grew out of that. with ‘Away in a Manger.’ And Cindy Lou Who may not play hockey, but a group of girls in the neighbourMessenger Editorial Point taken. And then, the Churchill Christmas Concert hood who love the game do. But a complaint from a grinchy neighbour that a rink But part of that came from of 1970 became nothing in their yard is an eye-sore may make all the Whos down in Whoville all cry ‘Boo the assumption that everybut a memory. Hoo!’ Are you more Canadian FROM THE thing I was involved with Over the years at For the past five years – since their oldest daughter was four – Cory and Lisa than a fifth grader? was a much bigger deal than Churchill, there were a Cosgrove have erected a skating rink in the front yard of their Riverside South With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to home. this year,to they decided to add wooden boards to make it a hockey rink. it was. I remember in my few other Christmas plays reflectNew on what it means be Canadian. Do wegirls take being granted? “The are Canadian gettingforolder and the boards serve two purposes,” Cory Cosgrove first year of minor hockey in and concerts, but that is the Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us said. “They allow me to build a frame not in wanting my yard to but fill the water and essentially Prescott, assuming that beone that seems to stand out look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, to give verya willing to take. people, that is true, it butalso whenallows you build pool for thePerhaps, waterfortosome freeze. Secondly, (our kids) to play hockcause my team was called the in my memory. They were a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeaney.”attend by Jeff Morris North Stars, that the Minneusually the same. The class Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last month, youthe can rink see thewas excitement the thankfulness in the eyes of every came knocking on the CosBefore evenand completed, Ottawa By-law sota North Stars owned my gets on stage, we all took new Canadian. grove family door — saying a complaint came in and that the boards would have to rights. I was disillusioned our spots, and we would They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be be removed by November 29. When warmer weather arrived, By-law phoned the Canadian. when I found out that wasn’t the case. sing a few Christmas songs. Chances are that So how the rest of us an haveextension, that feeling? but on December 16 the boards came down. Bev McRae photo family andcan gave them The Conservative government has a solid idea. Clearly, the tyke house league wasn’t quite you may have gone through the same thing as the school’s Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servBecause the Minister rink was sitting partly on and cityMulticulturalism property, they Atfamily had50th noAnniversary control.Party, Manotickas Jason Kenney, of Citizenship, Immigration big aswith I thought itschool’s was. a kid. ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, whichof willabedeal installed a plaque in the and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalRoger Chapman, Director of By-law & Regulatory Services said concerns playground. Leftthe to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. And then there was the 1970 Christmas But what about the kids of today? ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. included damage to utility lines dueinto stakes, impediment of The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded partthe by CIC and runand by thethe possible concert at Churchill Public School. We did With the exception of the odd Catholic Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the sight lines by drivers. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship this song where we were the animals in the school class, the Christmas concert seems to The would still be up. it’s best just to say nil test. bottom line is if the complaint never came in, the boards Sometimes manger during the birth of Christ. I was one be a right of passage that has faded away. We “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud In all fairness local politicians did what they could to saveI’mthe rink. Mayor Jim finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we of four kids in our class selected to do a solo. have sacrificed one of the most treasured ritWatson said the rink could stay — but thought it was in their backyard. roads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn about our past and the people and events that made Canada what it is to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. I was the sheep. uals of Canadian generations past out of our today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we Cosgrove said the neighbour never had a problem with the skating rink, but ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much I thought I was a big deal, and to me, the fear of offending religious minorities. didn’t thehow“ugly boards.” hopes to build something the neighbour is okay It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are morelike strongly valuable it is to be a He citizen of Canada.” thatmay peoplebe are another just a little too into it? studying countrydeal. before All the game. 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Osgoode WardREPORT

City of Ottawa conducting traffic study on Elizabeth Street in Osgoode Village It was a weekend of parades in the Ward beginning Friday evening in the Osgoode Village. It was so cold that evening but it didn’t stop the crowds from lining the street to catch a glimpse of old St. Nick himself. Along the route were many homes and properties beautifully lit and festively decorated. Metcalfe held their Annual parade on Sunday afternoon with warmer temperatures and incredible crowds. Mayor Watson was able to join, and was quite happy to stay and mingle with residents in the community centre, where cookie decorating and guests were getting their pictures taken with Santa. Many thanks to the all the volunteers in each of the villages who helped organize these community events, and to my staff and volunteers that handed out the candies during the parades.

Osgoode Township Museum Christmas Lunch

The Annual Christmas Potluck lunch for the Osgoode Township Museum members was well attended and had some delicious dishes for everyone to try. A few words of welcome and updates were quickly passed along, and the rest of the event was spent socializing. There is some exciting news and events coming up in 2019 for this group! You can become a member anytime, and provide your input to the board.

Osgoode Co-Operative Nursery School Breakfast with Santa

The Annual Osgoode Co-operative Nursery School (OCNS) had a very successful Breakfast with Santa, where there was not only food but pictures with Santa and a silent auction. This was truly a great opportunity to mix and mingle with residents and experience the community spirit of Christmas time. Well done to the committee for their efforts on this event!

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WARD REPORT by Councillor George Darouze

lage was open to the public for most of last Saturday. The hall saw a steady flow of guests. Among the items on display was some unique, textured artwork featured by Judy Anderson, along with Christmas cards, knitted scarves, handbags and fresh biscotti by various other vendors. Great show!

Open Door

This week at Open Door I not only had the famous Vera Mitchell stop by to wish me a Merry Christmas, but I also had a visit from the cutest and smallest Osgoode Ward resident! Although I was originally planning to hold my last Open Door of 2018 next week, due to an unforeseen circumstance I will no longer be able to do so. My Open Door will resume January 8th 2019. I apologize to anyone who planned to visit me next Tuesday. I look forward to meeting with you next year!

Final Osgoode Ward Advisory Meeting 2018

The last Osgoode Ward Advisory Committee (OWAC) meeting was held this week, bringing members up to date on the latest issues at City Council, the rural communities, and providing them a chance to give feedback on cannabis retail storefronts. I sincerely appreciate continued dedication of these members to this very important committee; their feedback is the pulse on the village they represent, which ultimately affects my decisions made at Council. I was pleasantly surprised when Nicole McKerracher from Osgoode Youth Association presented me with a framed collage of many events that I supported over the last year as a show of continued gratitude and strong sup-

port of the youth centre. This is one of the best gifts ever and it means so much to me. Thank you to all the kids and O-YA staff for your thoughtful gift. I will cherish it!

Osgoode Township High School Civics Class Presentation

I am always happy to be back in the community servicing schools with classroom visits when I can. On Wednesday afternoon after Council, I did two consecutive presentations to 2 of Osgoode Township High School’s Civic Classes, speaking on municipal politics and my position as a City Councillor. I think it is very important that students understand that municipal politics is relevant, important, and most impactful level of government day to day in their lives. There was a great Q&A with the students with many relevant questions! Thank you Kim Sandziuk for the invitation to join your classes this week.

Open House for Riverside South Community Design Plan

With the LRT coming and the Confederation Line coming to the edge of Osgoode Ward, staff have updated the Community Design Plan (CDP) for Riverside South. The CDP visualizes what land uses will surround the LRT in the Leitrim/Bowesville area. Please attend the Public Open House on January 10th 2019 at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course from 6:30pm-9pm to get informed and provide staff with your feedback.

Register Now for Winter Recreation Classes

The City of Ottawa is helping residents fulfill their New Year’s resolutions and start 2019 in a fun and active way. Thousands of classes for all ages and interests are starting soon at City recreation and cultural facilities. The time to register is now! The online Recreation eGuide offers a variety of instructional and

Nicole McKerracher of the Osgoode Youth Association presented Councillor Darouze with a framed collage of the association’s events. recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities.

Elizabeth Street Area Traffic Management Study

The City of Ottawa is conducting an Area Traffic Management (ATM) Study along Elizabeth Street between Osgoode Main Street and Leroy Street. In order to evaluate whether there is a reasonable level of support to proceed with the ATM study, and to gather your feedback on your concerns related to traffic along Elizabeth Street, you

are encouraged to complete this survey by February 1, 2019. This feedback will help identify specific areas of concern along Elizabeth Street and will help develop potential solutions to address these traffic concerns. Provide your feedback here. Other winter reminders: Place garbage containers and bags and recycling bins at the curb. Do not place them behind or on top of snow banks. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove their own driveway wind-

rows, being the pile of snow that accumulates at the end of the driveways and on the sides of the streets during plowing. Do not push snow and ice on the street, sidewalk or park. Roads will not be bare pavement during a storm. While performing City maintenance operations, City equipment may sometimes damage lawns and/ or roadside mailboxes. If this happens please report to 3-1-1 as soon as possible and the City will investigate these reports in the Spring.


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Jimmy Boyd has two shutouts for Osgoode Richmond Minor Pee Wee Romans Osgoode Richmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

Major Novice

The Romans headed to Casselman Saturday Dec. 15 and lost 4-1 to the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs. Brendan Moore had an unassisted goal for the Romans.

Minor Atom

The Romans and Leitrim Hawks played to a 2-2 draw at the Fred Barrett Arena Sat., Dec. 15. Chase Polenski and Jack Kean scored for the Romans with James Haggar adding an assist. On Sun., Dec. 16 in Manotick, the Romans lost 5-3 to the West Carleton Crusaders. Cameron Gibson, Reid Hapke and James Haggar scored with Jack Brown and Justin Walker picking up assists. On Tues., Dec. 18, the Romans lost a tough 1-0 game to the Ottawa Sting.

Major Atom

The Romans were on the road in Casselman Sat., Dec. 15, beating the CasselmanEmbrun Ice Dogs 3-1. Carter Sul scored from Russell Small and Wyatt Allen, and Allen scored from Cole Baroudi as the Romans led 2-1 after the first period.

Owen Stock added an insurance goal in the third from Barnaby Dewan and Brody McEachern. Lawrence Hall was the winning goalie. On Mon., Dec. 17 in Manotick, the Romans lost 5-3 to the Gloucester-OrleansBlackburn Blues. Barnaby Dewan and Owen Stock each had a goal and an assist, with Russell Small also scoring.

Minor Pee Wee

Jimmy Boyd posted a shutout and Duncan O’Connor scored the game’s only goal from Bentley Warnock and Connor Labelle as the Romans edged the Leitrim Hawks 1-0 at the Manotick Arena Mon., Dec. 10. On Sun., Dec. 16, the Romans hosted the Gloucester-Orleans-Blackburn Blues in Osgoode and lost 2-1. Dylan Bain scored an unassisted goal for the Romans. On Tues., Dec. 17, the Romans edged the Mississippi Thunder Kings 1-0 in Richmond. James Major scored in the first period from Bentley Warnock and Dylan Bain, and then the Romans rode the shutout goaltending of Jimmy Boyd for the win.

Major Pee Wee

The Cumberland Grads edged the Romans 2-1

in Navan Mon. Dec. 10. Paul Beaudry scored the lone Romans goal in the second period from Hudson Kosloski. On Wed., Dec. 12, the Romans headed to Stittsville and lost 4-2 to the Rams. Paul Beaudry and Garrett Rochon were the Romans goal scorers with assists going to Carson Nixon, Callum MacArthur, Lukas Vander Becht and Alexander Oster. On Fri., Dec. 14 in Manotick, the Romans got four goals in the third period in a 5-1 win over the CasselmanEmbrun Ice Dogs. Paul Beaudry had two goals with one each going to Garrett Rochon, Ben Gibson and Luke Shewfelt. Carson Nixon had two assists with one each going to Rochon, Tristan Easton, Colin Arthurs, Marra Klassen and Jack Knox. Peter Blythe was the winning goalie. On Sun., Dec. 16 in Osgoode, the Romans got shutout goaltending from Aidan Gravelle in a 4-0 win over Nepean. Paul Beaudry scored twice and Garrett Rochon and Luke Shewfelt each scored once. Carson Nixon had a pair of assists with Tristan Easton, Gabriel Carty and Marra Klassen each adding one.

Manotick referee Sean Reid and 17-year-old Greely goalie Luke Cavillan of the Flint Firebirds chat before a face-off during OHL game at TD Place on December 14. Luke’s father Mark, also a goalie, played for the Canadian National Team and also played professional hockey in Europe, including a stint in Germany, where Luke’s brother Adam was born in 2005. Adam is a currently star forward with the Upper Canada Cyclones minor bantam squad. Mike Carroccetto photo

Minor Bantam

The Stittsville Rams defeated the Osgoode Richmond Romans 6-1 Mon., Dec. 10 at the Johnny Leroux Arena in Stittsville. Xavier Walrond got the only Romans goal in the third period on the power play from Justin Vandenberg. On Wed., Dec. 12, John Hardie’s goal from Cole Haughton and David Keane with under to minutes left to play gave the Romans a 1-1 tie with the Clarence Rockland Crush at the Richmond Arena. On Fri., Dec. 14, the Romans were shutout 4-0 by Nepean at the Bell Centennial Arena. At the Fred Barrett Arena Sat., Dec. 15, the Romans lost 8-2 to the Leitrim Hawks. Sam Fisher scored both Romans goals on the power play with Owen Holmes picking up an assist. On Sat., Dec. 15, the Romans lost 6-3 to Nepean. Jeffery Huang, David Kean and Graeme Hollinger scored for the Romans with James Yang and Owen Ehrl earning assists.

Minor Midget

The Leitrim Hawks came out on top of a see-saw affair with the Osgoode Richmond Romans Mon., Dec. 10, winning 5-3 at the Fred Barrett Arena. Kalen Knor scored a power play goal in the second from Matthew Kozak, and Nolan Edwards added a second period goal from Connor Nock. In the third, Cameron Ferguson scored a power play goal from Carter Edwards and Nolan Edwards. On Thurs., Dec. 13, the Romans lost 4-1 in Kanata against the Blazers. Mitchell Cross scored the Romans goal from Trevor Christie. On. Sat., Dec. 15, Conor Egan had a shutout and Carter Edwards scored twice as the Romans blanked Kanata 2-0 in Beckwith. Nolan Edwards assisted both goals, while Matthew Kozak and Jack Sloan each added one assist. The game ended with a dust-up that saw 47 minutes in penalties and three game misconducts being handed

out, including one to a Kanata player for spitting.

Major Midget

The Romans headed to Rockland on Thurs., Dec. 13 and came away on the short end of a 5-2 decision against the Clarence-Rockland Crush. Jack Gillis scored both Romans goals, one unassisted and the other from Noel Klassen. On Sat., Dec. 15, the Romans edged Stittsville 2-1 in Beckwith. Noel Klassen scored from Jack Gillis, and Gillis added one from Calum Payne. Thomas Cook was the winning goalie. On Mon., Dec. 17, the Romans headed to West Carleton and came home with a 5-2 win. Jack Gillis scored two goals, Noel Klassen had a goal and an assist, and Ryan MacLennan and Kyle Beaumont also scored. Cole Ehrl had three assists with Trevor Gorman and Adam Brown each adding one. Hudson Saunders was the winning goalie.

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Nepean BMX founder Elio Marcantonio wins Mayor’s City Builder Award Elio Marcantonio received the Mayor’s City Builder Award at the Ottawa City Council meeting Wed., Dec. 5. Marcantonio founded the BMX track, a new recreational facility on Strandherd Drive, in Barrhaven and formed the non-profit Nepean BMX Association. He acquired the land in Barrhaven with the help of Councillor Harder, and spent hundreds of hours designing

and building this state-ofthe-art track. The Nepean BMX Association is an inclusive and family-friendly organization that promotes a healthy and positive lifestyle. It is one of the fastest growing and largest BMX associations in North America. There are several young riders from Manotick, Richmond and the Rideau-Osgoode area who use the facility. Since hosting its first

race in June 2013, the Nepean BMX track has created a positive economic benefit for the area and has become an important part of the community. The track brings in riders from across Ontario, the rest of Canada and the eastern United States for races. Marcantonio, along with association members and volunteers, works continuously to improve the track, which hosted the Capital City Nationals in 2015,

2016 and 2018. Mr. Marcantonio was joined at the ceremony by his wife Sarah and their three children: soon to be 14-year old son Dean and twin sister Lauren, along with daughter Ava, 16. The entire family races at the track. Elio Marcantonio receives the Mayor’s City Builder Award from Mayor Jim Watson and Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder.

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Old Time Hockey! Former Ottawa 67’s star Jonathan Zion parks himself in front of the net occupied by Hull Olympiques goaltender François Lacerte, while Brendan Bell shares a laugh during an alumni game between the two rivals at TD Place on Saturday, Dec, 8. Zion, who grew up in Manotick, was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1999 and played for the 67s from 1997-2003, winning a Memorial Cup in 1999. Bell, who lives in Manotick, was also part of the 1999 Memorial Cup championship team. Bell was captain of the 67s in 2002-03, and played for Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championships. The Toronto Maple Leafs draft pcik played in the NHL for Toronto, Ottawa, the New York Rangers and the Arizona Coyotes. Mike Carroccetto photos

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• Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, 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.

• First Friday of each month, Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697.

• 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 613-826-6128.

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World champion says karate, Naval Reserves have given her structure in life Name: Jennifer Liu Age: 17



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School: St. Mark High Grade: 12 Parents: Juno Liu (Mom), Frank Liu (Dad) Brother: Justin (20), “He is a former St. Mark student and is currently attending his second year at Royal Military College.” Pet Peeve: “Slow Walkers” Part-time Work: “I’m employed as a Naval Reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces. I began the enrollment process the month I turned 16 (the minimum age to join the Canadian Forces), and was finally enrolled in March 2018. I’m also an assistant instructor at Douvris Martial Arts. I started volunteering at the dojo and worked my way up to an assistant instructor, which involves leading classes. As well, over the past three years, I have tutored other students in mathematics.”

est Accomplishment? “My greatest and proudest accomplishment is becoming the World Karate and Kickboxing Champion through the years of 2010 to 2015 at the WKC World Championships. (WKC stands for World Karate Commission). In 2012, I was ranked number one in my division at the North American Sport Karate Association. Throughout the year, competitors accumulate points based on how they place in each division at each tournament. At the end of the year, the competitors are given a rating based on the number of points they have earned.”

A c t i v i t i e s / I n t e re s t s : “Outside of school, I participate in karate and kickboxing. I started karate at the age of 9 at Douvris Martial Arts and continued karate as my main focus for sports. I furthered my training and joined their tournament team, where I’ve LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea Ad 12/18/18 7:54 PM Page 1 had the opportunity to travel What is your Great- and compete all over the

world, including Spain, Por- most of the time, but it has as a person.” tugal, and Ireland. taught me how to manage my Within the school, I joined activities more efficiently, so Career Goals: “My career the Varsity Girls’ Rugby I can continue to excel in all goal is to become employed Team in grade 9, and have areas of my life. More specif- as a medical doctor with the been a part of the team ever ically, karate, rugby, and the Canadian Armed Forces by since. I joined the team with Naval Reserves have given serving the country and prono knowledge about rugby me more courage in becom- viding health care to domestic and how to play but, with the ing a leader. For example, be- and international operations.” help of my other teammates ing co-captain of the Rugby and coaches, I understand Team has given me the opComment: “There is no more about this sport. I also portunity to lead practices way I could have achieved all began playing rugby with an and direct drills. In addition, that I have so far without the interest in new sports. Before karate has helped form me support and encouragement playing rugby, I also enjoyed into a better and more confi- of my family, friends, and playing football and basket- dent leader. The karate aspect coaches. People tend to forget ball. I am currently in the has also helped me prepare the hard work and sacrifices 12th grade and Remove the co-captain a Person_Ad 12/18/18 7:56ready PM Page andcopy become more in 1others do for you to achieve for the Varsity Girls’ Rugby the Armed Forces. I began tu- your goals. I am glad I got the Team. Rugby is an amazing toring to help others achieve push I needed to be able to sport which I’m considering their academic goals. Overall, have accomplished so much. to continue in university as I got involved in many activ- It’s the reason I believe I am well.” ities to further my personal guided in the right direction development as a student, and to a successful future.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I got involved in many sports for its physical fitness benefits, because I think it’s healthy to keep active throughout a person’s life. I also believe that these sports have given me a disciplined structure in life, BEFORE more so, karate and the Naval Reserves. Not only has it made me a more responsible and disciplined team member, but it has also helped me become more organized in my school life as well. Being so busy may be overwhelming

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