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GoFundMe page started to support family of dad battling cancer By Manotick Messenger Staff A GoFundMe page has been started for a North Gower family that is in the grips of a horrible fight with cancer. Peter Slater started the campaign for his brother, Rob, who has been fighting cancer for a little over two years. Rob is in his mid-30s. He and his wife Jessica have a 17-monthold daughter, and Jess is expecting their second daughter in early 2022. Unfortunately, Rob’s battle has taken a turn for the worse, and the focus has turned to palliative care to keep him comfortable and manage the pain. “Every day we pray for just an ounce of good news from the doctors and every day we are met with the reality that
our nightmare is closing in on us faster than we can comprehend,” Peter wrote Nov. 18. “The treatments that Rob has had up until now have done nothing to slow this monster down. The cancer continues to spread. So further treatments will not be happening.” Peter explained in the GoFundMe page that in 2019, Rob, 34, went to the doctor to get an odd mole on his shoulder checked out. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive Nodular Melanoma that was spreading quickly. In Jan. 2020, Rob had surgery to remove the cancerous mole and as much cancer as they could. That was followed up with aggressive radiation and chemo. Rob was doing well. In the spring of 2021, he was in remis-
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A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family of Rob Slater, pictured with his young daughter Savannah. (GoFundMe photo)
sion and it looked like the battle was behind him.
I won't stop fighting for you.
Rob and Jess decided to add another baby to their
family, and she became pregnant. But according to Peter, things took a tragic twist. “Recently, Rob has not been feeling well… The monster was back with a vengeance and has spread to his brain and chest,” Peter wrote. Rob’s license was taken away for medical reasons, which meant who could no longer work as his job depended on his ability to drive. At that point, Peter started the GoFundMe page. “Life doesn’t stop just because you got a bad deal. Bills still need to be paid,” he wrote. Since then, the situation has gotten worse quickly. “Our direction has turned to palliative care for him, which is pain and symptom management and trying to keep
him as comfortable as possible.” Peter set the goal for the GoFundMe campaign at $25,000 for the family. “There will be many expenses coming up with no insurance in place to cover them,” he wrote. “Their young family will be losing their second income permanently and Jess is off on early (maternity) leave. “Savannah and her sister will be facing a future without Daddy, and Jess without her Robbie. I just want the best for them and the future that they deserve. This isn’t fair to anyone but even more so to these precious girls.” To make a donation, visit www.gofundme. com and search the phrase “Rob and Jess need our support! Cancer is winning.”
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COVID-19 vaccine booking open for all children 5-12 By Goldie Ghamari MPP, Carleton
The health and wellbeing of the residents of Carleton, Ottawa and Ontario is my top priority. Please visit my website for the latest information and updates from the Government of Ontario, as well as information regarding upcoming virtual town hall meetings and public consultations. Recent updates include: • Ontario helping more people train for new careers and opportunities; • Ontario combats bullying in schools; • Ontario investing in local services to support victims of crime; • Governments protecting the mental health of Ontario farmers; and • Ontario shifting to convenient digital remind-
ers for product renewal notices.
News from Queen’s Park
Following Health Canada’s approval of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children aged five to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive their vaccine. Approximately one million children aged five to 11 are eligible to receive the vaccine which will help protect Ontario’s progress in the fight against COVID-19, and keep the province’s schools safer and open for in-person learning as more people move indoors and attend family gatherings during the colder months this winter.
As of November 23, 2021, children aged five to 11 across Ontario can be scheduled for an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents can book appointments through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, contact centre, directly through public health units using their own booking system, and participating pharmacies. To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016). Ontario is expected to receive 1,076,000 doses of the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government, which will then be immediately distributed to public health units, pharmacies, and primary care settings across the province. Appointments across the province are expected
to begin as early as November 25 when the federal supply arrives at vaccine clinics across the province. In addition, the province, in conjunction with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, has launched Operation Remote Immunity 3.0 (ORI 3.0) to support the administration of COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 in Northern and Remote First Nation communities, as well as booster doses to eligible populations. ORI 3.0 will run until March 2022.
Ontario enhancing COVID-19 winter testing
The Ontario government is enhancing COVID-19 testing by expanding the number of testing locations and making it more convenient to access publicly funded
testing for those who need it. These new testing options are being deployed as more people head indoors and attend family gatherings during the colder winter months. In the coming weeks, the government will be deploying several testing strategies across the province to increase access to testing and mitigate the increased risk of transmission over the winter months. These include: • Access to publicly funded COVID-19 PCR specimen collection in select pharmacies for all individuals eligible for testing, including symptomatic individuals and close contacts. Pharmacies must choose to opt-in to this service and will be required to follow stringent infection prevention and control measures to protect staff, patients and customers against COVID-19.
• Providing take-home PCR self-collection kits for eligible individuals, allowing them to pick up their free test and drop off their specimens at participating pharmacies across Ontario, providing a more convenient and consistent testing option in rural and remote areas. • Expanding ID NOW rapid PCR testing to select assessment centres and pharmacies across Northern Ontario in the coming weeks, increasing access to convenient local testing and allowing individuals to get quick results in these communities. Building on Ontario’s plan to keep schools safe and open for in-person learning, specific testing measures will also be implemented for school communities:
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February 2022. Doing so will provide a more normal, inperson learning experience for students and promote positive mental health and is supported by high rates of vaccination amongst youth aged 12 to 17, which have helped reduce the number and frequency of outbreaks among high-school aged students. OFFICE NOTICE: In an effort to contain the COVID-19 virus, our Constituency Office went virtual on March 16, 2020. Our location will remain closed until further notice. We are still open & working during regular office hours to answer your calls & emails. 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
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additional layer of protection over the holiday period and as students return to school in January. Each student will take home a pack of five rapid antigen tests to use over the holidays and throughout the return to in-person learning. All First Nation schools will also have the opportunity to participate. As the province moves into the winter season, increased contact indoors among staff, parents and children may present an increased risk of COVID-19 transmission in elementary schools. To support safer schools while Ontario’s vaccination rollout continues, the province is introducing updated guidance, including short-term measures designed to limit the number of contacts for unvaccinated populations. With new guidance and enhanced testing options in place, secondary schools will also be permitted to resume a regular timetabling model of four courses a day starting
• Distributing 11 million rapid antigen screening tests to all public schools ahead of the December break to add an
mens at a convenient community location, including participating pharmacies across Ontario.
who are eligible for testing as per the provincial testing guidance. Students will be able to drop off their speci-
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With Moffatt not running, Brown becomes Rideau-Jock frontrunner By Manotick Messenger Staff Councillor Scott Moffatt may be responsible for having the name of the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward changed, but he will not represent Ward 21 when it becomes the Rideau-Jock Ward after the next City of Ottawa municipal election. Moffatt announced on Twitter that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022. His decision will immediately make David Brown, whom Moffatt defeated 5,080 votes to 4,023 votes in 2018, the frontrunner to represent the soon to be re-named ward. When first elected in 2010, Moffatt com-
mented that he would likely stick around for 12 years as councillor if he could when asked about term limits. “And now, after 11 years in office, it would appear my sentiment about how long I’d be a Councillor rang true,” Moffatt wrote. Moffatt first ran for council in 2006 and lost to incumbent Glenn Brooks. Also on the ballot was longtime municipal politician and former Rideau Township mayor Jim Stewart. He said that loss led to his victory in the next election and to his career as a councillor. “I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for that 2006 loss 15 years ago,” Moffatt tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who got
me here today.” Moffatt pointed out that it has been nearly 50 years since he or two men he looked up to from childhood to adulthood would not be running for the local ward. “With all of that said, on October 24, 2022, the ballot will be absent of a Brooks, Stewart or Moffatt for the first time since 1974, seven years before I was born,” he tweeted. Moffatt received a number of well-wishes on the Twitter thread. One of the first was from Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “It’s been a real pleasure and honour to work with you over the past three terms,” Watson tweeted. “Thank you for
your dedication to your community and for your great sense of humour and leadership around the council table.”
With Moffatt’s departure, the race is already David Brown’s to lose. Brown has served as an assistant to both Moffatt and to Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. He is currently an assistant in the Ward 22 office of Councillor Carol Anne Meehan. Brown also has many ties in the community, particularly in agriculture. He has been a driving force for the Richmond Fair for years, and has also served as the president of the Rich-
mond Agricultural Society. After the 2018 election, Brown immediately said he would be running
again in 2022. He is yet to officially make an announcement on 2022 or launch his election campaign.
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Ontario’s minimum wage plan fails on all fronts
The hockey trophy that never was
What if the Grey Cup had actually be- tra shield listing themselves as the 1908 come a hockey trophy, as it was intended champions. Hamilton had defeated the to be when it was commissioned to be University of Toronto 21-17 in the last made more than 100 years ago? CIRFU championship game before the Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 It was 1909. Albert George Grey, the Grey Cup was introduced. Even though fourth Earl, was the Governor General of the Grey Cup was made and first played Minimum wages are on the rise again in Ontario. As of Oct. 1, the province’s incessant Canada. He spent $48 to have a trophy for in 1909, the shield honouring the 1908 central planners have not one but six higher price controls for labour. from made that would be donated to the ama- champs is still on the trophy. The minimum wage is a price floor that constrains demand for labour since a firm Owill ur COmmunity the ofother teur hockey champion of the Dominion Because of the war, the Grey Cup was not hire someone who costs more than he’s worth. Canada. The Stanley Cup had been around cancelled from 1916-19, and the cup was “There is near unanimity among researchers that higher minimum wages cause employMessenger Editorial for professional hockey forgotten. It was redisment losses in Canada,” writes Philip Cross of the Fraser Institute. The rising proportion of for more than a decade. covered in a vault of Canadians on the minimum wage –Canadian doubling in the last 20 years to over 10 per cent and 15 Unbeknownst to Earl family heirlooms of one Are you more per cent in Ontario – indicates the deepening damage done to employment opportunities. Grey, Sir H. Montague of its trustees. In 1928, than a fifth grader? When young, we pay educational and training institutions to learn skills. Once trained, Allan, President of the the Grey Cup was lost With Canada Day aapproaching next week,in it return. is a good time for us all to we expect to earn higher income Montreal Amateur Athagain, as the manager reflect on what it means to be Canadian. Young andbeing low-skilled are most vulnerable to reduced employment because letic Association, had of the Hamilton Tigers, Do we take Canadian for workers granted? Better yet, how do newprices Canadians feel about Canadian? Some This of us empowers unions by reducing the minimum wage them outbeing of the market. already donated a trophy Len Back, stuck the trolook upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but competition for the Canadian amaphy in his hall closet. It very willing from to take.nonmembers. Perhaps, for some The people,fact that that is true,Ontario but when has you a lower minimum wage for stuattend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanteur hockey championship just months was found again just in time for the 1929 dents – 85 cents less per hour – is an implicit acknowledgement that a lower wage is for Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every earlier. The first Allan Cup, played for in final. theirmonth, benefit. new Canadian. 1909, was won by the Ottawa Cliffsides. In 1947, the Grey Cup escaped a meltThe trope that one can’t provide for a family on the minimum wage, whatever it may They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be Canadian. the fact that, in life, we raise our earning capacity over time. Cross has pointed Earl Grey opted to donate his new trophy down when the Toronto Argonaut Rowbe, ignores So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo to the Dominion’s amateur rugby foot- ing Club clubhouse went up in flames. out that “Most people earning a minimum wage belong to households earning higher inThe Conservative government has a solid idea. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ball champion. His $48 piece of Most of the trophies were either melted or ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s hardware comes, so most of President the [mandated higher wage] doesare notchalgo to low-income people.” In other and Andrew Cohen, of the Historica-Dominion Institute, playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erlerwould and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a sup- of Canada become a true symbol badly damaged. The Grey Cup belonged lenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. words, they tend to be people just getting started and living within homes can already ply teacher, teacherthat and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the for the next century. to the Argos, as they had defeated the provide for themselves. majority are in the 15 to 24theage group. Historica-Dominion Institute,The will see students study Discover Canada: Football in Canada was long overdue Winnipeg Blue Bombers 10-9 in the 1947 Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship As higher education’s signalling value becomes diluted, that includes more people with test. Sometimes it’s best say nilThe game was game. As the fire gutted the clubhouse, for a just trophy to of its own. “This will be aeducation fun way for students to learn Canada feel to proud post-secondary but few jobabout skills andand little distinguish themselves. Their presI’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- played wonder about like how come “underneath” is inthings Upper Canada as early as 1861, the Grey Cup fell from its shelf but got of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we encelearn underlines their of work experience earlierwhat in itlife thewhere need for more oris about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the roads everything I loveunpaid about sports about our past and lack the people and events that made Canada is and and it was a game derived from rugby. In caught on a hook in the wall, which saved to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. today, weinternships become more proud be Canadian. We are inspired see howpeople we low-paid and toapprenticeships. Moretoyoung are coming out of university ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea learning from so much McGill by watching University the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much 1874, a isgroup in it from melting. The cup was charred, but It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are green and having to move in with their parents. more strongly how valuable it is back to be a citizen of Canada.” Montreal came up with a new set of rules, it saved the blaze and was repaired. that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens These economic thatmyself Canada’s I found in line in economic front of two nouveau and really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, andfrom she of tomorrow. Citizenshipinsights is not only are aboutparticularly new Canadians, prescient it’s about all given they played a team Harvard One of the most unique stories of the moms at are Yourawash even wants us to go there on our Canadians, young and old,” saidthe Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship growth in the 2010s was slowest since the 1930s, whilesoccer smallfanbusinesses University in Boston in the first football Grey Cup happened in Ottawa. Less than Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM withCanadian debt and capital has dried up. Ontario’s 7.4 Iper was cent kind ofunemployment in my own little rate even go to Brrra-seeel.” and then put thatinvestment knowledge to the test.” game ever canplayed. As different rugby a month after Russ Jackson led the 1969 THE mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. Starting this summer, the than Historica-Dominion Institute willthe be encouraging is two per cent higher the U.S. rate, and province is scanning poorerthethan all and U.S. states in tabloid magaArr-hayne-TEE-na? football unions emerged in Ontario and Rough Riders to the Grey Cup, the trophy OTHER more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship the for Great Lakes region. SIDE Quebec, the sport would get was stolen from its case at Lansdowne Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the oneeventually with guide, along with specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also By Jeffrey a governingthebody Saddling burdens onexam. businesses, small and large alike, hurts them would be. I was just and about those to re- they Birkenstocks – pipedCanadian in. in the Rugby Park. A ransom note was left, demandreceive copiesmore of a mock citizenship Students will take the citizenship enter the world after some qualitywages Morris “They are a wonderful football exam as a class and theless teachers will return completedreinvestment. exams to the employ, and it leaves available fortheprecious Ever-higher minimum Football Union. The Toronto ing a large sum of money for the cup. In time on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Argonauts Dominion Institute for grading. into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-byof course, wearsOttawa the azure and 9-7 cheers for but the 1883 are pricing out bemore people reducing economic all while doing zero to Results will announced by and the Dominion Institute on Flag opportunity, Day defeated toItalia,win February, 1970, Greg Fulton of the CFL charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’s- Zachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. 15) each year for the next three years. For more information about raise(February productivity and workers’ power to command higher wages on the open market. ORFU championship. Montreal would received a call regarding the cup and into-save-the-environment rant when I unexpectedly They did a school project on MAY-heee-co last year the Challenge please visit the Historica-Dominion Institute website at locked in on the conversation behind me. and he has even insisted that we go to out to30-0 eat and to win the www.historica-dominion.ca. then beat the Argonauts formed the Toronto police. They were “I wish some of the stores would carry the watch the games when they are playing.” CIC’s multiculturalism grants and contributions program will be investing championship. instructed to go to a phone booth on the Fergus a research associate with civic the pride Frontier Centre Policy. vuvuzela hornsfor so Public that we could bring them to first I bit Canadian my tongue. $525,171 inHodgson this 32 monthisproject which promotes civic memory, Chelsea’s games,” said the mom who was wearing In an effort to keep myof blood pressure down, I andTroy integration. Our version football and the Grey corner of Parliament and Dundas Streets. © Media Crocs. looked out the big window at the big parking lot mirrors Canadian culture. In the coin return slot, there was a key to “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks. Cup and scoped it out, looking for a puppy or a bird or Canadian “Zachary has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my mind out of the shackfootball is like American football, only a locker at the Royal York Hotel. In it was would have been so in the spirit of the World Cup to les that these two soccer moms had put me in with have all of us blowing our vuvuzela horns. They lost not their as conversation. simple and a little more refined and the Grey Cup. two-nil and then three-nil. They need all of the supA busload of seniors from a nearby retirement exciting. The Grey Cup the one thing Over the years, the trophy has been port they can get.” home had pulled up and passengers wereis getting Nil? Who says nil? Really. off. Ihave was trying to, in my head, to namehold all of their we been able onto as ours, lost, forgotten, and damaged. In 1983, “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers as an escape. 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. 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Not I had never been so happy pay five centson for athe cup upsible for the as loss unsoMember, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. dated to show the winners, but the HamilCanadian. licited manuscripts, phoCanadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and market these a World used Cup novelty. The plan ton Jeffrey Morris was 2008 OCNA Columnist of they won Tigers didtheone better. When And I was happy that the Grey Cup did tos orhorns otherasmaterial worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availthe Grey Cup in 1915, they added an exnot end up being a hockey trophy. for thepublication shrilling soundspurposes. of his quick buck. able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store,
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Richmond Legacy Pavilion project looking for support from businesses, community Local businesses and the community are stepping up to support the construction of the Richmond Legacy Pavilion. In the last four weeks alone, six businesses have offered their support and have become sponsors of the pavilion, which will be constructed for community use at the Richmond Fairgrounds. Thus far, Richmond Medical Clinic, Laurysen Kitchens, Rabb Construction, Goldie Mohr, Royal LePage Team Realty, BMR Richmond, Richmond Pet Valu, Sco-
tiabank, Kelly Funeral Homes, Tim Hortons and Richmond Agricultural Society have all become Pavilion Partners. One way individuals can make a donation or purchase a gift for someone is to purchase a memory plaque. Donors will be able to purchase and leave their family name on a nameplate plaque to be displayed pending final construction of the pavilion. The nameplates are 3” x 6”, and inscriptions are maximum three lines with no more than 17 characters per line.
The pavilion fundraising metre is currently at 40 per cent, so community support is still needed. To make a donation or purchase a plaque, or to become a sponsor, visit www. richmondlegacy.ca for more details. While businesses are supporting the Richmond Legacy Pavilion through sponsorships, buying a plaque for your family name is a great way to support the project.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Is it health concerns? Or is it about saving prime agricultural land? The Editor, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when reading what Ottawa Wind Concerns chairperson Jane Wilson had to say about the City of Ottawa’s decision to ban industrial wind farms “on prime rural agricultural land.” [“CITY’S NEW BAN ON INDUSTRIAL-SCALE WIND TURBINES APPLAUDED BY GROUP” Manotick messenger, November 19, 2021] In earlier times, the argument against wind turbines was always based on the highly dubious “health concerns” allegedly associated with their existence, but this time Wilson is taking a very different tack. Now, it appears, it’s all about
preserving farmland. As Wilson says, “the government of Ontario says that prime farmland must be protected.” That’s a really interesting position for Ms. Wilson’s group to take, because the Canadian Wind Energy Association has always made the argument that wind farms actually have the potential to keep farmers on their land. To quote their website, “wind farms provide an alternative income stream for farmers and ranchers, helping them weather the ups and downs of farming. Wind energy helps to preserve the rural way of life in Canada giving farmers, ranchers and their children the option of staying on the farm.” Perhaps it may not be as cut and dried as Ms. Wilson
would have us think. As a resident in close proximity to the intersection of Roger Stevens Drive and highway 416, however, I do share Ms. Wilson’s concerns about preserving farmland. That’s why it’s so bizarre that the same city and the same province that are suddenly all about protecting farmland when it comes to wind farms have just green-lit the construction of a 700,000 square foot, 100foot tall warehouse on some of the best farmland in Eastern Ontario. The siting of this monstrosity is a study in Municipal ineptitude—not only does it fail to conform to the current zoning, it’s also being built on land that lacks sewer and water
services, while paving over many, many acres of pristine farmland. I would respectfully submit that if Ms. Wilson’s group were as concerned about the destruction of prime agricultural land in North Gower as she is now trying to let on, she would be equally vocal in her opposition to that particular City of Ottawa misadventure. Andy Braid, Kars ON Editor’s Note – Ms. Wilson is very involved in the group opposing the mega warehouse proposed for North Gower.
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Transportation Master Plan will dictate future growth of Ottawa voice Grace Thrasher, President, MVCA
The Transportation Master Plan is a critical opportunity for the community to highlight the need to address the increasing number of large trucks thundering through the Village. It is a companion piece to the new Official Plan just approved by City Council and will outline the future directions for the City’s transportation network. Normally, the Transportation Master Plan, or TMP, would have been further along in its development. However, the pandemic has delayed the draft Plan and the accompanying consultation process. When completed, the TMP will identify key arterial roads and transit directions that will be required to meet the future growth of Ottawa. For example, the transit directions are currently focussed on the LRT network that will connect suburban
and be integrated with a Pedestrian Plan to encourage people to walk more and a Cycling Plan that will build on the existing cycling network infrastructure.
What does this mean for Manotick?
It is an opportunity for us to make progress on improving transportation to and from the Village and encouraging use of alternate truck routes such as the extension of Earl Armstrong to the eastern industrial area. We can also make recommendations on improving the cycling network to connect the village to other parts of the City and improving pedestrian access within the Village through the expansion of our sidewalk network. These are issues that local residents have raised many times and the Manotick Village and Community Association has been fighting for over the past several years. What is the timeline for development of the Trans-
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Police budget cut will not mean less service in our community By Carol Anne Meehan Ward 22 Councillor You’re going to hear a lot about the Ottawa Police budget over the next few weeks. That’s because the Ottawa Police Services Board, of which I am a member, took a rare step and reduced the amount of money the Police Service was requesting in its 2022 draft budget. Depending on who you listen to, this was either a reckless decision that will adversely impact police service, or a dereliction of duty because it ignored the loud calls to freeze or cut the budget. I want to remind the residents in my Ward that I have been advocating for greater police presence in our communities. So, allow me to unpack the tough decision we board members made Novem-
ber 23rd. First the OPS budget was NOT cut. We reduced the amount of NEW money the Service was asking for in 2022, from 14 million to about 11 million dollars. Last year the OPS wanted three per cent more, which the Board approved. At the same time we promised to try to reign in spending in 2022, and instructed the Police Chief to do the same. We are living in a time of historic change. Tragic events including the death of Ottawa man Abdirahman Abdi and George Floyd in the US have kick started a conversation about what constitutes good policing, in
particular whether, police should be responding to mental health calls. Other cities, like Toronto, are experimenting with diverting some 911 calls to specialized teams of mental health workers, which frees up police to do more what they are trained to do. We want to do something similar here in Ottawa, but money has been a main stumbling block. Who pays? The obvious answer is some of it should come from the Police Service. With a budget of more than $385 million, we know there is room to divert a few million to an alternative mode of service. So when the Police Chief tabled the budget asking for $14 million more, we had to remind him of our pledge to commit to change. After negotiations, we settled on an increase of $11 million.
Despite all the fear mongering this budget will NOT cut staffing or stop new hires, which is why I support it. Will it squeeze the service in some areas? Yes, but efficiencies can and will be found. Chief Sloly is urging everyone in the city to be calm. While he is walking a fine line between trying to appease his members and to respond to community pressures we must remember he has stated very publicly he is committed to change. He wants to be part of it, which the Ottawa Police Services Board applauds. That ’s why our next step is to ensure the roughly two million dollars saved from the OPS budget goes directly to Ottawa’s Social Services department, which will match the funds to de-
velop a pilot program for a 24-7 mental health response team. Our Police Board is determined to help this initiative in any way it can. We want our police officers doing the important work they were trained to do. Everyone seems to agree on that, but some-
one had to do the tough work of kickstarting that change. I am proud the Police Services Board is leading the way. I was also gratified to hear Chief Sloly say recently he is “passionate to take on the challenge.” Change is risky - but done right everyone in Ottawa will benefit.
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Caivan FoxWard Run public meeting to be held on Zoom Dec. 16 report rideau goulbourn
By Scott Moffatt Ward 21 Councillor
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In another column in another newspaper, I mentioned last week that a public meeting will be held for Caivan’s Fox Run development in Richmond. Since then, I now have the meeting information. This public meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00pm through Zoom. Caivan is proposing to revise the existing draft approved Fox Run plan of subdivision following their acquisition of the Hydro One corridor that ran through their lands north of Perth Street. This amendment will seek to add units as a result of that acquisition. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to see the most recent update to their Green East lands project abutting Richmond Oaks. Additional informa-
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tion relating to the proposed plan of subdivision is available for review by the public through Ottawa. ca/devapps. If you cannot access the online application, feel free to contact me directly and I will share the link with you via email. If you have questions regarding this proposal, please contact the City’s assigned Planner on this file, Cheryl McWilliams. You can reach Cheryl by calling 613-580-2424 ext. 30234 or via e-mail at Cheryl.email@example.com. The details of the Zoom meeting on December 16th are as follows: Zoom ID: 838
posed during the meeting through the functions on Zoom.
Stevens Creek Floodplain Mapping
As mentioned, the meeting will begin at 7:00pm. The format of the meeting will see the meeting begin with a presentation by City staff followed by a presentation by the applicant. Following this there will be a question and answer period. If you would like to ask a question, you can do so in advance by providing any questions to Cheryl. firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will ask the question on your behalf during the meeting or respond to your question prior to the meeting. Please limit it to two questions per participant. Questions may also be
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is asking for public input on a new hazard mapping study for Stevens Creek in the City of Ottawa. The study considers the risk of flooding, erosion, and other hazards along Stevens Creek from Malakoff Road to the Rideau River. Members of the public are invited to review the draft regulation and hazard maps during a public consultation period between November 29, 2021 and January 13, 2022. The new mapping shows areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding and unstable slopes, or that have natural environmental features such as wetlands. The mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa when updating its Official Plans
and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the RVCA’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation. The goal of this mapping is to help ensure sound planning decisions are made — keeping people and property safe. Accurate engineered hazard mapping is the foundation of effective floodplain and resource management. Members of the public are encouraged to review the draft mapping (available online at www.rvca.ca/stevenscreek) and connect with an RVCA Resource Specialist to understand how the mapping may affect their property. Due to COVID-19, we are not holding an in-person public open house. Instead, we invite you to contact an RVCA Resource Specialist via email
at email@example.com or by phone at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1132 or 1193. Individual or small group meetings on-line or in person can also be booked to discuss local impacts and concerns. Conservation Authority staff also welcome local input on the mapping, including historical records of past flood events, slope failures, erosion, news clippings, photographs, and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping. This study is just one of several ongoing hazard mapping studies taking place in the watershed. For a complete list on ongoing work, please visit www.rvca.ca. 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 613580-2491. For information on Ward 21 issues, please visit TeamTwentyOne.ca.
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Angelina’s brings new dining experience into the heart of Manotick Angelina’s Italian Kitchen 5530 Manotick Main St. By Krysia Kurylowicz Throughout the last few months of the pandemic there has been a flurry of activity in our little village in preparation for the opening of a new and wonderful restaurant. Manotick has always been a destination point for fine dining and once again this new dining experience in the heart of the old village will not disappoint. Carmelina Arecchi has been a resident here since she was 11 years old. No stranger to setting up a business in this area, she once owned a clothing store on Main Street called Main Street Rag. Carmelina and husband Dom are good friends with Richard and Nicola Valente who own Fratelli’s in Kanata. Together they joined forces to spearhead a new Italian dining experience by opening a fabulous new restaurant featuring authentic Italian cuisine
with a premium wine and cocktail list. The restaurant officially opened on Tuesday November 23, 2021 to a capacity crowd. The space is large, open and so tastefully decorated and can accommodate most sized gatherings. Everyone was excited to sample the delectable morsels offered in profusion. Angelina has worked hard to produce a menu that will appeal to every palate. She has developed a Christmas Flight available in sampler size. Just ask your wait staff when you go. Gary and I are excited to give it a try. If you’re around the village, why not consider a trip to Italy at Angelina’s Italian Kitchen. Reservations recommended 613-491-0294.
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voice continues from page 8 Active Transportation Consultation
However, the City was able to complete consultations on Active Transportation (walking and cycling) in 2020 and has posted a report on what they heard. About 1000 people participated in an online survey that provided a number of options for feedback. The majority of respondents were between the ages of
25 and 44 with the next largest group falling in the 44 – 64 age group. Unfortunately, only 4% of the respondents came from rural areas. The top two priorities for respondents were creating communities where walking and cycling could be done safely and completing development of the Active Transportation network by connecting gaps in
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the existing network. The third priority, which was a priority for primarily suburban and urban residents, was to improve cycling and pedestrian connections with transit stations. Rural residents wanted to see more sidewalks within Village boundaries and more multi-use pathways on rural roads to increase pedestrian safety. They also wanted more multi-
use pathways for cycling safety on rural roads. Many respondents echoed what Manotick residents have said about improving year-round maintenance of our cycling and pedestrian network and noted the importance of winter clearing of sidewalks, pathways and cycling paths. Respondents also highlighted a number of missing links in the
pedestrian and cycling network in Manotick.
What happens next?
The City is working on a transportation policy document that will be posted for public consultation in early 2022. In the meantime, you can view the report on the Active Transportation Survey as well as the latest update on the TMP at: https:// engage.ottawa.ca/transpor-
tation-master-plan If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Around the Village
Kiwanis has begun selling Christmas Trees at the Home Hardware. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, 9 – 6 on Saturday and 9 -5 on Sunday. Proceeds from the sales go to Kiwanis projects.
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6 ways to stick to a holiday budget The holidays are an exciting, fun and joyful time of year. And for many people, the holidays also are expensive. According to the Motley Fool Company, a financial wellness resource, the average American spent $882.45 on Christmas gifts, food, decorations, travel, and other holiday-related expenses in 2019. Around 56 percent of gift shoppers set a budget for holiday spending, but only 64 percent stuck to it. In addition, 21.5 percent of respondents went into debt due to holiday shopping. Who doesn’t want to have a super holiday with delicious foods on the table and lots of presents to share with family and friends? While that’s tempting, such a bounty should never result in financial peril. These six strategies can make it easy to establish and stick to a budget this holiday season. 1. Budget for everything. When working out holiday spending plans, factor in all of the expenses associated with the holidays - not just the most
obvious, like gifts. Costs for gas, parking lot fees, greeting cards, postage, travel expenses, and much more should be included in your final number. 2. Determine how much you can spend. Money for gifts and other holiday expenses should ideally come from your disposable income. Look at your finances in advance of the holiday season and figure out how much extra cash you have for the holidays, and use that figure to determine how much you should spend. Find ways to make up any deficit by curtailing expenses like dining out or entertainment extras. Many people plan to use credit cards to pay now and worry about the aftermath later. Only use credit cards if you have the money in the bank and can pay off the entire bill when the balance due is in January. 3. Set a spending limit for individuals. Based on your numbers and how much you plan to spend overall, start allocating money to categories, including gift recipients. Come up with a spending
range for each person and stick to it. 4. Pay in cash as much as possible. It’s easy to know what you’re spending when using cash as opposed to credit. There is some risk with carrying around cash, but that risk may be offset by the benefit of spending only what you can afford to spend. 5. Track all purchases. Save the receipts and keep a running total of expenditures so you can see how your spending is measuring up to your budget. If necessary, scale back on one category if you’ve tipped the scales in spending on another. 6. Shop sales and deals. High-end stores may have the impressive tag, but their prices can set you back. Instead, look for comparable gifts at discount stores and other retailers. Also, if you must use a credit card, use one that earns you a cash-back bonus for added savings. A holiday budget is a must to avoid overspending and finding yourself in debt early next year
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How to build a holiday giving budget Spending time with loved ones and reflecting on all of the blessings the previous year has bestowed is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. But giving, entertaining and traveling are part of the season as well, and that can leave many people wondering how to finance their holiday season. Many people admit to spending more than they initially intended to spend during the holiday season, leaving them with sizable bills to pay come January. This trend is dubbed the “holiday hangover,” and MagnifyMoney found that Americans racked up an average of $1,054 of debt during the 2017 holiday season, a 5 percent increase over 2016. Recent data from the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York says consumer credit card debt stands at $808 billion. A portion of that ongoing debt is accumulated during the holidays - but it doesn’t have to be. By establishing a budget and a plan to pay down their debt, consumers can gift without grief. The first step to establishing a holiday shopping budget is to make a list of all the people with whom you intend to exchange gifts. Jot down charitable gifts and entertaining/social expenses as well. With paper in hand, it can be easier to visualize just how many people are on the gift list, making it easier to allot a certain amount to each person. Friends and coworkers may receive less than family members.
Next think about a total dollar amount to earmark for the holidays. This amount is something that you should be able to comfortably pay off in full at the end of the holiday season - no more than a month or two after New Year’s Day. Do not feel obligated to purchase more than one gift for each person on your list. Parents who want to have a few extra items under the tree for their children or who have to finance presents from Santa Claus can set aside more money to make such purchases. However, these gifts should also be factored into the overall budget. It’s important to keep track of spending even after the budget has been
created. This way you can see if you are adhering to your budget. Record gifts as you would checks in a register. Take home receipts and tally your spending to see if it aligns. Make adjustments as necessary if you are on track to go over your budget. When budgeting, keep in mind the potentially inflated costs of hot items for
the year. It can be tempting to splurge on the latest video game console, but will it be obsolete in a few months? Budgeting and frugal buying go hand-inhand. Budgets do not need to remain fixed from year to year. If this year was a banner year in terms of finances, you may be able to afford more. If it wasn’t,
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There is nothing quite as special as a real Christmas card By Larry Ellis Just look at this! It’s quite a list! I wonder...would one card be missed? Do I have the time and patience to write all these to all these folks? Besides, they might not think of me again anyway. At least that’s how it it’s always been; think I’ll cut down or cut back or cut out this
year. The cards this year look like the same pictures, verses, and colours as last year, some decorations, trees, but they are beautiful, and I have lots of them so................
where do I go from here. First get the address book and the list from last year - guess what, I still have last year’s cards, maybe a good place to start! I look at all the cards received last year and get caught up on reading notes included, interesting! Here is one from Jim- “ haven’t heard from you for a while, what’s new?” Well,
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5 ways to make gift cards more personal When in doubt while holiday shopping, go with a gift card. Gift cards provide a convenient way to ensure people of all ages ultimately get something special. According to a 2016 survey by the gift card sales tool CardCash, gift cards are a $127 billion market that keeps growing. Physical gift cards have been growing at an annual rate of 6 percent, but digital gift cards are growing at an annual rate of 200 percent. The financial
resource The Motley Fool indicates that, during the 2018 holiday shopping season, people buying gift cards purchased roughly four cards each, with an average value of $45 per card. Many people enjoy the convenience of storing digital gift card information on their phones. Even though gift cards are any easy option, like giving cash, they may seem like impersonal gifts. However, gift givers can explore these ways to
add a personal touch to the gift card. · Make your own gift card. Companies including Visa® and Mastercard® enable gift-givers to personalize cards with their own photos. Shoppers also can choose from predesign galleries to present a card that has a little more flair. The gift cards can then be tied to specific occasions or holidays. · Choose a popular store. Rather than buying the first
gift card you see, iselect a card for a specific store your loved one likes. For example, if the person is an outdoors enthusiast, a gift card to L.L. Bean may be perfect. If he or she wants to be the next top chef, money toward Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma is fitting. · Wrap it in a unique way. Don’t just give the gift card in an envelope; find a unique way to wrap it. After all, that will make the gift card a gift within a gift. Find a
small gift box and wrap the gift card as you would any other gift. Or make it even more exciting by designing a scavenger hunt with clues on where to find the hidden gift card. · Assemble a gift basket. Add a few extra treats to a basket with the gift card that ties into a theme. If the gift card is for a boating or fishing retailer, place tackle, a floating key ring or a dry storage bag in the gift basket. · Add a sweet message.
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The origins of Christmas caroling The festive nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately collided with Christmas. Caroling and Christmas caroling are two different things. According to History.org, the origins of modern Christmas caroling can be traced to wassailing, a term that has evolved for more than a millenium. What started as a simple greeting gradually became part of a toast made during ritualized drinking. Time magazine notes that the word “wassail,” which appeared in English literature as early as the eighth century, eventually came to mean the wishing of good fortune on one’s neighbors, though no one can say for certain when this particular development occurred. During medieval times, farmers in certain parts of Britain would drink a beverage to toast the health of their crops and encourage the fertility of their animals. By 1600, farmers in
some parts of Britain were still engaging in this ritual, and some were by now taking a wassail bowl filled with a toasting beverage around the streets. These wassailers would stop by neighboring homes and offer a warm drink, all the while wishing good fortune on their neighbors. During this period, wassailing had nothing to do with Christmas, but that began to change in Victorian England, when Christmas became more commercialized and popular. It was during this time when publishers began circulating carols, forever linking the tradition of wassailing with Christmas. Christmas caroling as Victorian Englanders knew it might have fallen by the wayside. But while carolers may no longer go door-to-door singing Christmas songs and wishing their neighbors good fortune, those intent on seeing the modern manifestation of this tradition that dates back more than a millenium may be able to find some carolers at their local mall or church.
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Despite COVID, ‘we are all trying to move forward to the best of our ability’ By Phill Potter Name: Katherine (Kate) McEwen Age: 17 School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Hugh McEwen, Cheryl Cooper Brother: Stuart (13), Grade 8, Metcalfe Public Pets: “3 cats: Piper, Chloe, Thomas and a dog named Scotia, and fish.” Pet Peeves: “Being late. When people don’t wear their masks properly. People who walk slow. Slow drivers, and turning without signaling.” Favourite Subjects: “Social Sciences and Biology. This year I’m taking 6 courses: Link Crew, World Cultures, English, Families In Canada, Biology, & Challenge and Change In Society. All of these subjects are at the university or mixed level.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I mainly enjoy reading young adult novels.” Who are your favourite authors? “Lawrence Hill and Suzanne Collins. Lawrence Hill wrote
a book titled The Book of Negroes about a woman’s journey through slavery, and working towards freedom. Suzanne Collins wrote the very famous Hunger Games, which remains one of my all time favourite book series.” What is your greatest accomplishment? “My greatest accomplishment to date would have to be attending the Royal Winter Fair as a representative for Carleton County. It was a huge honour, and a lot of fun. The ribbon I won remains one of my most prized possessions.” School Activities: “I’m involved in many school activities, such as Relay For Life, Eco Team, and Yearbook Committee, which is completely student driven this year. In the past, I’ve also been on the Softball Team, but with Covid we have not been able to have a team for the past two years.” Other Activities/ Interests: “Outside of school I’m involved in 4H, Greely Players Community Theatre Group, and an Off-Ice Official for a U14 boys hockey team. My interests vary a lot, which keeps not only me, but the people around me
on their toes.” Career Goals: “I plan on attending university in fall 2022 for Communication. My end goal is to have a career in either communications, or a high school social science teacher.” Comment: “As everyone knows, the pandemic has had a large impact on our high school experience. For me personally, the only ‘normal’ school year I had was Gr 9. This means that the pictures I took with friends on Oscars Night, and said, ‘We will recreate every year’ was unable to happen. This being said, all of us are trying to make the most of our final year at OTHS. A group of our grads have committed to making a ‘Grad Yearbook’ as our normal yearbook class could not happen. “We are also starting our sports teams again. Things such as Eco team, Student Council and other clubs are finding new ways to work with the restrictions in order to still have events within our school. We are still hoping to have a ‘regular’ prom and grad at the end of the year. Our prom is mainly student run, having held fundraisers such as Pumpkins For Prom, and a bottle drive. “Although Covid definitely put a damper on pre-
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vious years, we are all trying to move forward to the best of our ability, while still following guidelines. Like most people, Covid had a large impact on my life. I’m what most would call a ‘social butterfly’, so being stuck at home for a year was very difficult. “Zoom calls being the new normal was definitely something to get used to, but quickly became one of my most used apps. Let’s just say that I’m so very grateful to be able to be back in real classrooms, and have lunch with friends. “I don’t think I have ever been more grateful to take a test in class than I was last week, when I looked around at my classmates prepping for our World Cultures test and thought, ‘Yes. This is what high school is supposed to be like.’”
OTHS student Kate McEwen is happy to see things getting back to normal for her and her classmates. Submitted photo
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