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Government of Ontario to expand use of off-road vehicles

The Ontario government is putting people first by reducing regulatory burdens and removing barriers that will make life easier for off-road vehicle riders. On November 22, Minister of Transportation was at Edge Performance in Bradford to announce plans to allow offroad vehicle riders easier access to roadways, connecting them to more trail networks in more communities across the province. We know that municipalities are in the best position to decide how these types of offroad vehicles can be safely integrated into their communities. This is another example of how our government wants to get out of the way and support local decision making to further encourage tourism and economic prosperity. These proposed measures are part of the government’s plan to reduce red tape and support Ontario businesses, as announced on October 28, when the Ontario government intro-

Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton

duced the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act. Tourism and local businesses in many municipalities - especially rural and northern - are anticipated to benefit when more off-road enthusiasts are able to connect to more trail networks and surrounding community attractions. This change is one of over 80 proposed actions to streamline regulations and make life easier for people and businesses. “The Ontario Federation of Trail Riders is pleased with the Ford Government’s decision to classify off-road motorcycles as an Off Highway Vehicle within regulation 316/03. This will allow for great strides in tourism, economic development and recreational trail use in Ontario,”

said Arthur Ash, President of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders. “The OFTR believes that safe responsible use of the roads in Ontario will make the trail networks in Ontario an incredible experience for all riders.” The proposed measure harmonizes Ontario’s approach with other provinces including Manitoba and Alberta. Quick Facts • The Better for People, Smarter for Business Act passed second reading on November 7, 2019 and has been referred to Standing Committee on General Government. • Off-road motorcycling (dirt biking) is a popular recreational activity that supports tourism and contributes to local economies. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE: My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and I have 4

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ROSSS helps brighten Holidays for lonely seniors While many are excited for Christmas, it can be a very lonely time for some. Seniors who are widowed, estranged from their families or simply isolated can find Christmas stressful, sad, lonely and overwhelming all at the same time. According to Statistics Canada, as many as 1.4 million elderly Canadians report feeling lonely. The growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation among seniors is especially difficult for elderly Canadians during the holiday season. According to Kelly Dumas, Executive Director of Rural Ottawa South Support Services, “The holiday season can often be a time of great loneliness and sadness for the seniors who ROSSS supports in rural Ottawa south. Many must face the holidays with loss and grief. The loss of a spouse, friends, independence and family who live away can all factor into the difficulties faced by many seniors during the holidays.” Rural Ottawa South Support Services, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, created A Friendly Voice, a telephone line for seniors, to support individuals who are lonely and isolated. Dumas is very pleased to see the positive impact that this innovative program is having. “As we approach our one year anniversary, it is amazing to see the impact that we are having on the lives of lonely seniors. We have received thousands of calls in our first year. Some seniors will call us multiple times a day!” A Friendly Voice began last December and is now receiving calls from seniors across Ontario. Dumas hopes that as many people as possible will spread the word about A Friendly Voice – especially if they know someone who would benefit from calling the phone line during the holidays. Seniors in Ontario can call the toll free number 1-855-892-9992 any time from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. to speak with A friendly Voice.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Kiwanis Christmas trees plant a seed of support in the community Now that winter is upon us, with the world blanketed with soft white snow, we start to think ahead with happiness to family and friends coming together over special times, sharing the warmth and joy of the holiday season. And one of the things that makes our homes so inviting is the scent and magic of a beautiful, uniquely decorated, real Christmas tree. For almost 60 years, the local Kiwanis Club has supplied Christmas trees to Manotick, located once again this year in the Mews, beside Adam McCosham’s Home Hardware store. Beautiful Fraser Fir, Balsam and Scotch Pine trees are available, in sizes ranging from 5 to over 12 feet. Although still a bargain, these premium Kris Kringle trees, from Somerville Nurseries in Everett, Ontario, are $5 more this year, due to higher labour costs being passed on by the grower. The Kiwanis Club has been fortunate to get its full order of trees this year, as shortages are becoming common. With Canadian trees increasingly be-

ing sent south to the larger US market, and with fewer seedlings planted during the 2008/9 economic downturn, it has not always been possible to get as many of the type and sizes of tree that we want. This year’s trees look to be about the best we have ever received. Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club are happy to assist you to pick out the ideal tree, then give it a fresh cut and help get it onto or into your vehicle. In addition to hosting Dickinson Days and the Santa Claus

Parade, and helping run the take these community activities home a good tree to support a Soapbox Derby, each year the depends on selling Christmas good cause is a sure win-win Kiwanis Club of Manotick do- Trees and cakes each winter, situation! nates over $40,000 to worthy?????_Diversitea and on working bingos hope Ad charity 10/24/19 12:22 PM We Page 1 to see you again recipients in our area, including throughout the year. And that this season at our Christmas programs that support children, requires your support; bringing Tree lot in the Mews, open seniors and others. Other recent, major community projects include the expansion of the Mike O’Neil Arena, the new dock at Mahogany Harbour, the TIME FOR roof replacement on Watson’s Mill, and climbing structures in schoolyards and public parks, all generously supported by Chai • Decaffeinated Chai the Club. Our ability to underRooibus Chai • Matcha Chai Fruity Chai • Cinnamon Chaikaboom

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North Gower warehouse on agenda for Dec. 5 ARAC meeting Public Meeting on Watermain

A public meeting will be held on December 4 to provide residents with information about the watermain extension that will cross the north end of the Island. The extension will come from River Road across the Rideau River through David Bartlett Park, across McLean Crescent and down Barnsdale Road to connect with the watermain on Rideau Valley Drive. This will provide more stability for the water system over the long term. Construction is expected to start in 2020 at the earliest and take two years. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority offices.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

The December 5th meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has a very full agenda including presentations on the 2020 Council priorities and budget as well as a local development proposal for a warehouse on Rogers Stevens Drive that has drawn concerns from area residents. Council priorities for this current term (2019 – 2022) cover a wide gamut of goals related to economic development, integrated transportation, thriving communities and environmental stewardship. Of interest to Manotick and area residents are the plans to develop a rural economic development strategy and action plan as well as working with BIAs to ensure continued vital main streets and neighbourhoods. Other key areas that are important for Manotick include updating the Transportation Master Plan, identifying sites for traffic calming measures, investing in recreational infrastructure, and developing a community safety and well-being Plan. Full details can be found at https://ottawa. p r i m e g o v. c o m / p o r t a l / # / agenda/7694?lang=en There are a couple of road projects in the 2020 budget of interest to Man-


VOICE by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)

otick residents. The resurfacing of Rideau Valley Drive from Manotick Main to Rideau Narrows will take place in 2020. Work will also continue on resurfacing Mitch Owens east of Bank Street and there is a plan to upgrade Second Line Road between Roger Stevens and Century Road East. The proposal to construct a large warehouse at Roger Stevens Drive and Highway 416 has undergone some modifications since the public meeting held in October. The changes came as a result of public concerns about the height of the building, increased traffic, impact on the adjacent residences and impact on the environment. The original proposal asked for an amendment to the height restriction from 15 metres to 30 metres. The developer has agreed to the City’s request to limit it to 22 metres which will help to reduce the visual impact of the structure. The developer has also agreed to a buffer zone on the west side, close to existing residences, where there would not be any development. The bays would also be located on the side of the building facing Highway 416. City staff have recognized there will be an impact on traffic through that area, something that is also of concern to the Manotick Village and Community Association. Discussions on mitigation measures will be ongoing as the development moves through the site plan control process. City staff are recommending approval of the proposal with the recent modifications.

Multi-unit project proposed for Manotick

A new multi-unit project is being proposed for Highcroft Drive (off Main Street near Bridge). The proposal, developed by

ARK Construction, has been submitted to the City for an Official Plan amendment, an amendment to the Manotick Secondary Plan and zoning by-law amendments requesting approval for 14 units on land zoned for single family dwellings. The project includes 11 single detached homes three storeys in height on a street that currently has single family dwellings. Details on the project (File No. D07-12-19-0151) are available here: https://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/home. jsf?lang=en

p.m. – 9 p.m. This evening includes the telling of A Christmas Carol at Dickinson House at 4:30 p.m. followed by a roast beef dinner at Miller’s Oven, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Miller’s Oven or Manotick Office Pro. Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Songs, stories and

rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m. A place where youth can come hang out with friends on a Friday night. We have themes and games or youth can just chill. There is a free Drop-In for youth age 12-17 years every Friday

and Pre-Teen Nights twice a month for youth in Grades 4-6. See the calendar on our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. yoma.ca 613-2961202 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email president@manotickvca. org to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @ manotickvca and Facebook

Around the Village

It looks like the new gas station/convenience store on Rogers Stevens Drive is now open and will be a welcome addition for residents in the south end of the City.

Community Events

COIG – Festival of Small Halls, December 7, 7:30 p.m. Celtic group Coig hail from Cape Breton and offer a blend of traditional and contemporary folk and roots music for this Small Halls concert at Manotick United Church. Tickets are $30 at the door or in advance for $27 on line at https://thefestivalofsmallhalls.com/coig/. Sunset Christmas Carols, December 8, 5 – 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to sing all of your favourite Christmas carols in Watson’s Mill. The Manotick Brass Band will help to keep everyone on key! Heritage Craft Making, December 7 -8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free for this workshop to create your personal heritage Christmas ornament at Dickinson House. Supplies are provided. Christmas Craft Market, December 7 – 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is the last weekend for the Christmas craft market in Watson’s Mill. The market features local artisans with everything from baked goods to Christmas décor. A Dickinson Christmas, December 14, 4:30

Quiz Night winners Team Downey (Sean, Sue, Lorne, Rebecca and Jane) were the winning team at the monthly Mill Tavern Fundraising Quiz Night in November. The A team of LeeAnne, Erin, Meghan, Rocky from The Mill Tavern ensured meals, drinks were served in a timely fashion resulting in a successful evening for everyone. ROSSS (Rural Ottawa South Support Services) was the recipient of the fundraiser, and they educated the attendees on the services they provide. The next Quiz Night will be Saturday January 25, 2020 at 7pm for MVCA (Manotick Village Community Association) capping off Shiverfest. GARY COULOMBE PHOTO

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For Nick Polegato, it’s a conversation that weakness could cost us the job we loved starter. to do. We were just supposed it suck it up.” This year, as he does each year, he grew a Polegato said it took several sessions ur moustache COmmunity for Movember. It’s a cause close with a professional before he started to noto his heart. tice that he was turning a corner with his Disagreement is normal, if notEditorial necessary, in a healthy democracy. Being intoler“If people ask about it, it’s a great oppor- depression. Messenger ant and disrespectful toward those with whom we disagree, however, is fatal to that tunity to open a discussion,” Polegato said. “At first, it’s just about getting to know democracy. While Movember is best known for you and your background,” he said. “NoAre you more Canadian Historically, Canadians have had the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (and the promoting men’s health body is going to say anyBill of Rights beforea it) fifth for protection. 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North Gower warehouse plan undoes years of hard work

The Editor, Contrary to their own policy declarations and despite objections from approximately 80% of residents in the village, the City of Ottawa is determined to go ahead with a proposed 700,000 sq. ft. warehouse in the village of North Gower. Villagers are adamant that they wish to see sustainable and suitable growth in their community and would welcome more jobs. They are justifiably upset at being represented in the media as being opposed to the warehouse because they don’t want it in their backyard. Prior to amalgamation a committee made up of members of the community spent many months (years even), in consultation with the city to zone the 123 acre parcel of land in question for an industrial and

commercial site that supported rurally oriented business and 10 much needed homes in the small community. This was a vision of how the residents of North Gower foresaw the future of their community. A vision of local businesses supporting the needs of the community, serving the travelling public, allowing for as yet undetermined growth and recreation. After Broccolini submitted its proposal, in mere weeks not years of thought and consultation - the City of Ottawa has discarded its own Official Plan, North Gower Secondary Plan and zoning by-laws. In a flurry of activity over the summer Ottawa City Council gave public notice of an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) for a distribution centre of massive proportions, with employ-

ment for 1700 people and 63 truck loading bays. The City of Ottawa Planning Rationale for the OPA and re-zoning of the land is, that the City “needs to accommodate an evolving ebusiness market and land needs to serve the changing logistics industry, in contrast to the current focus on serving the farming community.” To paraphrase that, the City has decided that e-commerce is more important than farming, local businesses or housing”. Many in the farming community of North Gower are understandably upset about this, and about the lack of consultation regarding the amendments to the use of the land. The project has been treated as a done deal from the outset and the Council whilst making some minor changes to the proposal is not hearing the

residents concerns about the unsuitability of that particular parcel of land. Furthermore, if the warehouse project goes ahead, North Gower’s vision of community businesses and recreation will never be realised as the only land available for such projects will be under the parking lot of a gargantuan warehouse. Whilst City Council might declare that this is part of the economic development of the City, we cannot find any policy that would allow for this sort of development in an unserviced village. It is in direct contravention of the statement on managing growth in the City of Ottawa Official Plan which says “[90% of growth] will be accommodated within areas designated within the urban boundary”. Current policy ad-

Braid letter, Meehan column bring a sigh of relief

The Editor, While glancing at the Messenger this week, I was almost about to breathe a sigh of relief when I read the articles written by Carol Ann Meehan and Andy Braid. Andy is correct in what he describes as a monstrosity being forced upon the residents of North Gower and Kars, and quite rightly so. When I read the article about it last week, I shook my head in disbelief, but then realized that yes it can happen unfortunately, and is happening, which makes it even more unbelievable. For some reason the public are not even consulted in vital decisions like these. Look at Manotick. Heritage houses being demolished with barely a blink of an eye (no studies and/or surveys hanging on for decades here). With hardly a breath,..up go the monstrosities.


fore houses being built. Anyone with a brain and common sense would see this. Speaking of land.

Highfield Place was built many years to accommodate seniors.

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also contravenes statements on the correlation between land use and infrastructure such as drinking water, waste water, drainage and public transit. As this Broccolini warehouse affair is demonstrating, the City of Ottawa is paying lip service only to the Official Plan and their secondary plans, and villages such as North Gower which amalgamated with the city in good faith, are now being sacrificed. Anna Riley, North Gower

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Where are the roads to accommodate these buildings? None that I can see. Of course, there is always Bridge Street, which is already laden down with a heavy volume of traffic, including the never ending line of heavy trucks, chugging and spewing their environment way across the bridge. What did you tell me many years ago Councillor? “Don’t worry the trucks will be able to use Vimy Bridge.” A typical political promise! Yes, of course we need to accommodate, but use the land which is still available. We can’t pack the whole of Manotick into one condensed area, however the developers may insist that we can. Carol Anne is so right when she mentioned that surely roads are a priority be-

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North Gower warehouse and two other applications at ARAC

In recent weeks, much of the focus of this column has been on the application for 1966 Roger Stevens Drive. That matter comes to Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee this week along with several adjustments to the application after public consultation. That said, there are some other applications I would like to focus on to ensure residents are informed of what is happening in their communities. 5536 Manotick Main Street This address is home to the former Manotick Tea Room, Oggi’s, Burgers on Main, Manotick Prime and more recently, Lockett’s Kitchen. The property recently sold, and the new owner is proposing to replace the current building with a twostorey commercial building with a footprint of 448 square metres and a total gross floor area over two floors of 719 square metres. The building would be setback about 3m from Manotick Main Street and would feature porches on the front façade and parking to the rear. The new development would occupy most


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of the property frontage on Manotick Main Street leaving space for a pedestrian access to the rear of the building. This application, consistent with the direction of the Manotick Secondary Plan, will remove all access from Main and require all future vehicular access to occur from Ann Street. The building has been designed to house two retail spaces on the ground floor, as well as a real estate office which will occupy the balance of the ground floor and all the second-floor space. This file is a Site Plan Control application. A Zoning Amendment is not required as the site is already zoned appropriately. 1164 & 1166 Highcroft Drive This application represents quite a significant change for Highcroft Drive. The proposal is for the construction of eleven three stor-

ey single family dwellings. Under this proposal, five of the homes would front onto Highcroft Drive with the remaining six units fronting on a private road in behind. Long-term, that private road could eventually connect to Maple Avenue, which would address long standing traffic concerns exiting Highcroft onto Manotick Main Street. In this application, there are three distinct house designs ranging in gross floor area from 2400 sq. ft to 3000 sq. ft. distributed on three levels. Two of the house designs, which would represent eight homes, accommodate two car garages. All house designs have extended driveway lengths to accommodate visitor parking. Both of these applications can be examined further at Ottawa.ca/devapps. Please note that Sarah McCormick is the Planner for both. Ms. McCormick can be reached at 613-580-2424 ext. 24487 or by email at Sarah.McCormick@ottawa.ca. 1966 Roger Stevens Drive As mentioned earlier, this file is before ARAC this

week and rises to Council on December 11. As a brief update, the report to Committee illustrates several key changes from the initial application following the public consultation that we held in North Gower and subsequent meetings that were held with residents and Broccolini. To begin, the original application sought a height increase on the entire property to 30m. The site is zoned partially for 15m and partially for 11m. In the report, the City does not support the increase to 30m and the applicant has now revised that increase down to 22m. One of the comments we heard from the public was the concern that, once the height is increased, the entire property could now be developed with that increased height and previously permitted footprint. With that concern in mind, I am working on imposing a cap on permitted volume on the site. Essentially, whatever volume is permitted today would be permitted in the future. Therefore, if a building the size of the one being proposed is built, it would limit the size of future buildings. This protects the community

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against any additional largescale buildings and will reduce the overall footprint of any development compared to what is currently permitted. Another concern was the impact on Third Line Road residents. The existing setback was only 15m and, even though the proposed building is nowhere near that close to the homes, we did want to provide some certainty in that regard. The report recommends a 40m open space buffer. This is something that I believe can be pushed out to 100m, however, and will be aiming to put that in place. There are other changes

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Reader found Morris column ‘hate-filled’ Mr. Morris, I found myself reading your “From the Other Side” piece last week. I’m used to reading hateful partisan internet posts but was surprised at the depths you chose to delve into in your mocking “A Letter to the Prime Minister” as an editorial. Now I accept that many Canadians may have concerns with the election results and read through your effort completely to see if it offered any wisdom at all in terms of constructive advice.

Imagine my disappointment that the complete essay was nothing more than a hate-filled piece serving no purpose other than to mock Justin Trudeau - intermingled with what can be best described as flat humour. Not sure if your ambition is to eventually find employment with Rebel Media - but your piece is completely out of place in a suburban newspaper. Mark Baker, Barrhaven

They apparently left adjacent land to also build more places for seniors. It’s still there! Yes, Councillor Moffatt does indeed need to be re-

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More transparency needed in next phase of LRT

Ottawa’s Auditor General released his much-anticipated report on Stage 2 LRT procurement this week. Ever since Council awarded the contract to SNC Lavalin in March, one of the most asked questions we get is why SNC? Why indeed? The Montreal based company was part of the Rideau Transit Group that was more than a year late on delivering Stage 1 LRT. It was in the headlines almost daily, stories of alleged kickbacks and bribes and was at the centre of a political scandal on Parliament hill.


WARD REPORT by Carol Anne Meehan

Given all that, a small group of councillors, me included, demanded answers from staff. Why were they recommending we sign with SNC? However, every attempt to get information was rebuffed. Council had delegated its authority to Senior management in 2017, and the cone of silence was in effect. Council

was told time was running out; we had to sign the contract, so we did. It wasn’t long after that we learned, in the media, that SNC had failed to meet the technical threshold of 70 percent, not once but twice. We were floored. Had we been deceived by staff, how had SNC ended up being the best bid when it didn’t meet the technical threshold? Again, our attempts to get to the truth failed. That’s why we were anxious to hear what the Auditor General had discovered. The report was released last Tuesday, and it’s safe to say the

only party happy is Senior City Staff. The Auditor concluded Staff had done everything required. They did not have to explain how the winning bid was chosen. There was, however, one big surprise. A discretionary clause included in the Request for Proposals. City staff had used it to allow the bid that did not meet the technical threshold through to the next round of the evaluation process. We councillors knew nothing about the clause. How lucky for SNC. So, what are we left with? The lowest bidder got the con-

tract. We can debate the merits of that, especially now as we struggle with Stage 1 trains that have been less than reliable. I would argue you get what you pay for. We know Senior Management was more than content to keep councillors in the dark. They even went so far as to tell us, under questioning, that we had all the information available, which was not true. The Auditor-General says all he can do is recommend more transparency next time, make the RFP public and make sure we as councillors know what powers were are giving

away to staff. That’s easier said than done. I am not questioning our senior managers’ ability to do their jobs, but as a new councillor I now know that my oversight role is minimal to none. That’s not good for anyone. Going forward, I will work to ensure we know what authority we are relinquishing and press for more information along every step of major projects. As we have witnessed in Stage two, LRT, when there is little to no transparency, rumours, misinformation and the possibility of secret agendas grow and thrive.

Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming. The Advent wreath probably originated during the Renaissance in the Middle European countries of Austria and Hungary. The making of

the wreath was a family custom using evergreen boughs, grains, berries and fruit. Advent begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas; a purple candle is placed in the wreath and lighted signifying the “waiting period”. On the second Sunday another purple candle is placed on the wreath and both are lighted. On the third Sunday a rose candle signifying “joy” is placed in the wreath and

the three candles are lighted. On the fourth Sunday another purple candle is added and all four are lighted. The period of spiritual preparation reaches a climax on Christmas morning when a white candle, signifying the Christ Child, is lighted and used to light the other four, then placed in the center of the wreath. The use of the Advent wreath today teaches the true meaning

of Christmas. When the lighting of the candles on Christmas morning is complete, people are prepared for the religious event – the birth of the Christ Child. In this way, Christmas means more than gifts, Santa and colored lights. These traditions are important but they should not obscure the significance of Christmas as represented in the Advent wreath.

The Christian traditions of Advent and the Advent Wreath

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday.

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Village of Richmond House and Holiday Tour supports Richmond Food Bank By Jeff Morris

The sunshine and bitter chill in the air made a perfect recipe for the warmth of the third annual Village of Richmond House and Holiday Tour, which took place in and around Richmond Saturday. Tickets were $25, and all ticket sales for this self-driven tour of Holiday Homes go towards support of the Richmond Food Bank. The event is sponsored by Sonya Kinkade Design and various businesses in the Village of Richmond and surrounding areas. Kinkade started the to help support the food bank. “The first year we held the event, the food bank was in dire straits, they didn’t have any food,” Kinkaid said. Kinkade, who is a designer, had been to tours in Ottawa, and had the idea of bringing the concept to the

country and hold it in South Carleton. “I kind of wrapped my head around it and thought it would be a fun thing to do,” she said. In the beginning, the participating homeowners put up their own money to decorate their homes for the tour. “Last year, I decided to bring in sponsors, so the local businesses would sponsor different homes to be decorated,” she said. In the first year, Kinkade decorated all the homes. This year, she decorated three of the six homes on the tour. “Now, we have homeowners who want to step up and decorate their own homes,” she said. Kinkade said that the event continues to grow, but there was a point this year when she thought the event would not happen. “It’s a struggle to get sponsors, and this year I didn’t think it was going to

happen at all,” she said. “I even posted on Facebook that I wasn’t going to do the tour, but then some people and sponsors stepped up and we were able to move forward.” Kinkade said that the success of this year’s tour will help lay the groundwork for a bigger and better event next year. “For next year, we definitely have to have more people step up, but the better it gets, the more people will want to be a part of it,” she said. “We have the homes that want to take part, and the ticket sales continue to grow to support the food bank. We just need more sponsors to grow.” Kinkade said she is already looking at the potential for expanding the tour. “We’re gong to branch out a little bit more,” she said. “There are larger, beautiful stone homes in the outlying areas that want to take part. It’s still in support

Sonya Kinkade was the organizer and sponsor of this year’s third annual Village of Richmond House and Holiday Tour, which took place Sat., Nov. 30 in and around Richmond. Jeff Morris photo

of the food bank, but it’s a driving tour, so as long as it’s not too far, that would be good.” The tour is always looking for houses in Richmond

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Hair Expectations named Ontario’s top bridal hair and make-up salon By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

A local salon has made South Carleton proud. Hair Expectations, located on McBean Street in Richmond, came home from the First Annual Oceanic Ontario Hair and Beauty Awards in Hamilton with a major provincial award. The salon, celebrating its tenth anniversary in Richmond in December, won the award as the Bridal Hair and Make-Up Specialist of the Year. Vange Duncan, who accepted the award on behalf of the salon, was also a finalist for the Stylist of the Year Award. Another member of the Hair Expectations team, Tania Mullins of the Kanata location, was also a finalist. Weddings are a big part of Hair

Expectations’ business, as they do an average of 80 weddings a year at the salon. “On some Saturdays in the summer we will do two weddings in a day, sometimes even three,” Hastings said. Part of Hair Expectations’ success in the bridal business is their ability to help the bride relax and let her focus on her special day. “They have already been in for a trial and they’ve already built a relationship with whoever is doing the hair and make-up,” Hastings said. “By the time the wedding day comes they have talked to us so many times between booking the wedding and coming in for a trial that they are completely comfortable with us.” While the award was the biggest won by Hair Expectations to date, it

is not the only award in their trophy case. In 2016, Vange Duncan was Best Hairstyle Platinum Award winner at the Ottawa Wedding Awards. In February, Hair Expectations was the Ontario East winner as Hair and MakeUp Specialist of the Year at the 2019 Oceanic Ontario Wedding Awards. “I’m super proud of them, and they work so hard,” Hastings said of her team. “”You’re always hopeful you’re going to win, but you’re never expecting it. I know my girls are talented, but there a lot of talented people out there. It’s tough competition, especially when you’re up against the Toronto market.” Emily Moulton of Richmond, who has been with the salon for the past five years, says winning the award gives her team motivation.

HAIR continues on page 17

Hair Expectations of Richmond was named the Bridal Hair and Make-Up Specialist of the Year at the First Annual Oceanic Ontario Hair and Beauty Awards in Hamilton last weekend. From left to right are Vange Duncan, Emily Moulton, Rachel Durst and salon owner Jen Hastings. Members of their core wedding team not in the photo are Tania Mullins, Christine Charbonneau, Kayleigh Babcock and Marissa Donnelly. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO

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Chicks with Cheques support the Osgoode Care Centre

A community event called Chicks with Cheques is being held to raise funds to replace the current 30-year old kitchen equipment at the Osgoode Care Centre. Chicks with Cheques is a glam cocktail party that will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5

from 6 - 8 p.m. at the home of Cindy and Brian Johnston in Metcalfe. Each lady is asked for a suggested donation of $100 to enjoy a decadent evening of fine wine, food and friendship. All donations will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

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Stylist of the Year, she said that having two Hair Expectations stylists among the top 10 finalists in Ontario was a special honour. “It was pretty cool just to be nominated,� Duncan said. Duncan, who grew up in Richmond and graduated from South Carleton High School, said that the best part of winning the award is making Richmond proud.

“At my table, I was telling everyone that we were from, like, a really small town,� she said. “To put us on the map – that’s huge. Our clients are super supportive and so happy for us.� Hastings echoed Duncan in saying that the award is one for Richmond. “The people who come in here – it’s like a family,� she said. “Everyone has a nice bond

with their clients. This is something for everyone to share.� Hastings said the salon has about three dozen weddings booked already for next year. She expects that number to grow dramatically within the month. “At Christmas and New Year’s we get an influx of inquiries because so many people get engaged over the holidays,� she said.

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The Spruce it Up band led the Christmas song singalong at Christmas in the Gower Friday night at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre. The group of musicians in North Gower comes together once a year to entertain at the annual event. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO

“We all strive to do bigger and better things,� she said. “We’re always learning and keeping updated with new trends.� Duncan represented the salon at the awards gala in Hamilton. “As soon as we won, when I got back to the table I texted everyone,� she said. Although Duncan and Mullins did not win the individual award for




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Name: Bryanna O’Grady Age: 15 School: St. Mark High Parents: Felicia Minotti (Mom) and Ryan O’Grady (Dad) Sister: Grace O’Grady Pet Peeves: Bad Manners Favourite Subjects: Biology, Chemistry What is Your Greatest Accomplishment? “My great accomplishment has been making Team Ontario for Volleyball this past summer. Through this experience, I played in the Canada Cup in Halifax, NS. We worked with some of the most talented coaches, and finished fourth in our division. It was a process of a two and a half week training camp, where we trained for four hours a day for eight days, being evaluated intensely. This was followed by three days of training, then a four-day competition


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in Halifax. We played at Dalhousie University in the Sportsplex, where the air-conditioning was broken. It was an excruciating 47 degrees. Despite the heat, this was an experience of a lifetime that taught me not just physical and mental, but the importance of etiquette and sportsmanship. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.” A c t i v i t i e s / I n t e re s t s : “The main interest is volleyball. I am on the 17U Girls HPA Team for the Mavericks Volleyball Club and enjoy it very much. We practice 3 or 4 times per week with 2 workouts.

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Some other sports I am interested in, are skiing, tennis, and running. Yet some sports I enjoy watching on TV, are basketball, soccer, gymnastics and hockey.” Why did you get Involved In what you do? “From 18 months until I was 11, I was a competitive gymnast at Tumblers Gymnastics Club in Orleans. At age 11 I was training five hours a day – Monday to Friday, alongside many competitions throughout the year. With this, I was able to travel to Florida and Vegas for majors competitions, as well as locals here in Ottawa, Toronto, and participated in provincials in Windsor. All these years of training set a stable basis of athleticism, which helped in my sports now. After I decided to quit, I took a doctors ‘recommended year off’ due to a knee injury. This was very difficult, because I was so

used to doing things all the time, so I became bored very quickly. When my knee had healed, I did a summer volleyball camp for fun with one of my friends from gymnastics. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided to try out for Club Volleyball. This was when I made my first team for the Mavericks and set off my love for volleyball.” Career Goals: “My current plan is to attend university, following the educational path to become a physiotherapist. My long term goal is to start a clinic of my own, where I would work with high performance and professional sports athletes to help them to continue to perform at these levels with full physical capability. Although if the opportunity is presented, I would potentially like to play volleyball in university, either here in Canada, or in the United States.”

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The MessengerSPORTS Penalty kill, goaltending lead Royals to 3-1 win over Alexandria By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

The Richmond Royals used strong penalty killing and resilient goaltending Sunday as they beat the Alexandria Glens 3-1 at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre Sunday. The win gives the Royals a 4-1-0-1 record in its last six Central Canada Junior Hockey League 2 games, as they improved their record to 8-11-0-1 on the season. The game started out as a defensive battle, with goalies Darien Johnson of the Royals and Danik Martin of the Glens both standing out. As the buzzer went to end the first period, Asa MacFarlane of the Royals was given a roughing after whistle minor, putting the home team down a man to start the second. The Royals responded with a shorthanded goal in the first minute of

the period, as Ethan Vaslet scored his sixth of the season on a feed from Stuart Taylor. The Royals killed off three more penalties in the period, including stretch of more than a minute when they were down two men. The Glens finally got the equalizer with just over a minute left in the period, as Hunter MacPherson scored his first of the season. The Royals went ahead to stay early in the third as Adam Goodfellow netted his seventh of the season from captain Patrick Yates. There was a scary moment on the ice as Richmond’s Declan Flanagan and Alexandria’s Elijah Boisvert collided near centre ice. Flanagan was given a fiveminute major and a game misconduct for a check to the head, which left Alexandria’s Boisvert on the ice motionless for several minutes.

The Royals killed off the penalty, and in fact, Royals forwards Adam Goodfellow and TK Mwamba had the best scoring chances of the five-minute stretch. The Glens pressured the Royals late in the game, but Johnson was outstanding in goal. The Glens got one more power play opportunity late in the period as Owen Grundy was sent off for kneeing, but the Royals’ penalty killers once again stepped up to do a fine job. With 10 seconds left in the game, Yates cleared the puck for the Royals, and the puck was deflected and rolled into the Glens’ net for an insurance marker. Johnson was a well-deserved first star of the game, while Yates was the second star and Vaslet was the third star. After the game the Royals went back out on the ice to skate with a loyal fan and his

friends for a seventh birthday party he will remember forever. Even Santa put on the blades and skated with the gang. The loss came a day after the Royals suffered a tough

shootout loss in Cobden, as the Whitewater Kings took a 2-1 win. Ethan Greene scored the lone Royals goal. The Royals face the Ottawa West Golden Knights Thurs., Dec. 5 at the Barbara

Ann Scott Arena before being at home for three games. They host Embrun at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 8, Renfrew Wed., Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m., and Ottawa West Sun., Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Minor Atom The Cumberland Grads beat the Osgoode Richmond Romans 6-2 in their Ottawa B Hockey League game Sat., Nov. 23 in Navan. Both Romans goals came in the third period, as Hudson Kennedy scored from Cullen Ralph, and Carter Jones scored from Nolan Poirier. On Thurs., Nov. 28, Lila Sergeant had the shutout as the Romans blanked the Ottawa Sting 5-0. Carter Jones had two goals and two assists, Simon St. Pierre and Nolan Poirier each had a goal and two assists, and Parker Kelly also scored. Russ Dunse, Joel Bignucolo, Cooper Richer and Owen Amadio all added assists. Major Atom Maximum Courville posted the shutout and Reid Hapke netted the game-winner from Chase Plosenski in the third period as the Osgoode Richmond Romans edged the Mississippi Thunder Kings 1-0 in Manotick Sun., Nov. 24. On Wed., Nov. 27 in

Richmond, the Romans and Gloucester-Orleans-Blackburn Blues tied 2-2. Jack Kean scored from Lincoln Guest and Cameron Gibson in the second period, and Gibson scored from Chase Plosenski in the third. Minor Pee Wee The Osgoode Richmond Romans dropped a 2-1 game to the Nepean Raiders White Sun., Nov. 24 in Barrhaven. Trailing 2-0, the Romans got to within a goal in the third period when Cooper King scored from Tedrick Neptune, but that was as close as they would get. On Mon., Nov. 25 in Manotick, Owen Stock’s goal from Benjamin Diffey and Cole Baroudi late in the third period gave the Romans a 4-4 tie with Nepean. Colin Dashnay scored in the first from Barnaby Dewan. The Romans took a 3-1 lead in the second as Brody McEachern scored from Dewan and Kaleb Benmore, and Owen Stock scored from Wyatt Allen and Baroudi. The Raiders scored three times in the

third before Stock’s goal tied the game. Major Pee Wee The Osgoode Richmond Romans suffered a 2-1 loss to the Nepean Raiders Fri., Nov. 22 at the Nepean Sportsplex. Bentley Warnock scored the lone Romans goal from Michael Chenier. On Sun., Nov. 24, the Romans earned a 4-1 win over the Clarence Rockland Crush in Manotick. Dylan Bain had a goal and an assist, with Connor Labelle, Logan Rasa and Michael Chenier also scoring. Bentley Warnock had a pair of assists, with one each going to Daniel Kean, Henry Brown, Nolan Henhoeffer and Duncan O’Connor. Cameron Gonsalves was the winning goalie. On Nov. 25 in Manotick, Bentley Warnock’s goal from Michael Chenier in the third period gave the Romans a 1-1 tie with Cumberland. In their next game, the Romans were shut out 4-0 by the Ottawa Sting in Richmond.

On Nov. 30, the Romans got shutout goaltending from Vaughn Bouchard as they beat the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs 2-0 in Casselman. Nolan Henhoeffer scored from Bentley Warnock, and then Warnock scored from Logan Rasa. Minor Bantam A late rally by the Gloucester-Orleans-Blackburn Blues gave them a 2-2 tie with the Osgoode Richmond Romans Fri., Nov. 22 at the Manotick Arena. Garrett Rochon opened the scoring from Cameron Hogue and Alexander Oster, and Lukas VanderVecht scored unassisted for the Romans. On Nov. 23 in Richmond, a third period comeback fell short as the Osgoode Richmond Romans were edged 3-2 by the Cumberland Grads. After Jordan Washburn’s third goal of the game gave the Grads a 3-0 lead, the Romans rallied in the third period. Gabriel Carty scored from Paul Beaudry, and Carson Nixon added a goal late in the third period from Gar-

rett Rochon and Alexander Oster to pull the Romans to within a goal. The Grads fought off a late rally to earn the 3-2 win. On Thurs., Nov. 28, the Romans tied Casselman-Embrun 4-4. With the Romans down 3-0 in the second, Mathieu Labelle scored a shorthanded, unassisted goal, and then he scored a power play goal from Tristan Easton and Garrett Rochon. Late in the period, Alexander Oster tied the game with a goasl from Lukas VanderVecht and Hudson Kosloski. After the Ice Dogs scored early in the third, Carson Nixon scored a short handed goal from Gabriel Carty late in the third to give the Romans a tie. Major Bantam The Ottawa Sting handed the Major Bantam Osgoode Richmond Romans a 7-2 loss in Beckwith Sat., Nov. 23. Carter Audet had an unassisted goal and David Kean scored from Addison Douglas and Justin Vandenberg. The following day, the

Romans were beaten 9-3 by the Kanata Blazers at the Jack Charron Arena. Mathis Fortin scored two goals and added an assist, while David Kean scored one and assisted another. Owen Ehrl, Cole Haughton and Connor Chase also had assists. On Nov. 27, the Romans lost 12-1 to the Nepean Raiders. Cole Haughton scored the Romans goal from Xavier Walrond. Major Midget The Ottawa sting rolled into Richmond Sat., Nov. 23 and skated to a 5-2 win over the Osgoode Richmond Romans. Nolan Edwards scored the first goal of the game for the Romans from Cameron Ferguson, and Jack Gillis scored from Noel Klassen in the third. On Wed., Nov. 27, the Romans tied the ClarenceRockland Crush 3-3 in Rockland. Jack Gillis had two goals and Dane Usher had two assists. Ryan MacLennan also scored while Kaelen Knor added an assist.

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