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Many thanks to our MAJOR sponsors: TD Bank, Manotick PhysioWorks, BDO Canada, Tim Hortons, Manotick Dental Clinic, Neighbours of Manotick, Paul’s Pharmasave, CIBC, Manotick Home Hardware, Hillary’s Cleaners, RBC, Manotick Windows & Doors, Manotick Place


Manotick Manotick Legion Legion p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.12:00 – 2:00 p.m. For onlybe $5acome judge to help choose For only $5 come judgebe toahelp choose the in best chili in Manotick. Amateur and the best chili Manotick. Amateur and professional professional categoriescategories available. available. If ayou have a great like to for compete If you have great recipe andrecipe wouldand likewould to compete the for the “Golden Spoon” please contact “Golden Spoon” please contact or call 613-692-8670 for details. or call 613-692-8670 for details.

“OPEN MIC” NIGHT Creekside Bar and Grill Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Calling all vocalists, instrumentalists and poets to come out and share up to two selections to highlight your talents. Come one and all to enjoy the incredible talent in our community.

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Manotick Manotick Legion Legion p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 8:15 – 9:00 p.m. A fun, entertaining, laugh-out-loud magic show A fun, entertaining, laugh-out-loud magic show that everyone in the enjoy. Cotton that everyone in the family canfamily enjoy.can Cotton andavailable popcorn for available for $2 each. candy andcandy popcorn $2 each.

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“GOING TO THE DOGS” WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST An appropriate theme this year as we are raising funds for Canadian Guide Dogs. Submit a photo of your dog enjoying the winter season. How to Submit an Entry: CURLINGCURLING Send an email to Manotick Curling Club Manotick Curling Club with a jpg photo (minimum resolution of p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1440 x 1800 pixels) attached with subject Sport offor Curlingages 8 to 88! Learn the Learn Sport the of Curlingages 8for to 88! line: “Going to the Dogs Winter Photo Tryouts at 1are pmevery and are every 30until minutes Bring clean indoor Tryouts begin at 1begin pm and 30 minutes 3pm.until Bring3pm. clean indoor Contest”. Include your name, phone number, and a brief shoes. Indoor floor curling table curling also and available and colouring craft shoes. Indoor floor curling and table and curling also available colouring craft description of the picture, including date taken and location. provided for children under 8. Great Door Prize Draw: 1.5 hr private curling provided for children under 8. Great Door Prize Draw: 1.5 hr private curling Prize: Judge’s Choice: Framed copy of winning photo, which will have a place lesson (max at 4) $150. valuedComplimentary at $150. Complimentary hot chocolate. lesson (max 4) valued hot chocolate. of honour at the Black Dog Bistro for the month of February. Thanks to the Manotick Curling Club, Goldline Curling, Hogline Curling, Thanks to the Manotick Curling Club, Goldline Curling, Hogline Curling, Full details available at McCurling Clinics, Ottawa Valley Curling Association



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TD Bank, Manotick PhysioWorks, BDO Canada, Tim Hortons, Manotick Dental Clinic Neighbours of Manotick, Paul’s Pharmasave, CIBC, Manotick Home Hardware, SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 PB B P Hillary’s Cleaners, RBC, Manotick Windows & Doors, Manotick Place Thanks to theLions Manotick Lionsthe Club and theLegion Manotick Legion Thanks to the Manotick Club and Manotick

Shiverfest is organized by your Manotick Village & Community Association Thanks to Councillor Scott Moffatt for his support


Centennial Park Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meet your neighbours, relax and enjoy a hot chocolate and a timbit. Music provided by Live 88.5

Thanks to the Manotick Kiwanis Club Thanks to the Manotick Kiwanis Club


Manotick United Church Manotick United Church 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Enjoy making a winter craft organized by My Little Preschool. Face painting Enjoy making a winter craft organized by My Little Preschool. Face painting will transform little faces. Take a fire truck tour. will transform little faces. Take a fire truck tour.

Thanks to the Fire Department, Manotick Tim Hortons and Live 88.5 Thanks to Millenium Roofing for providing the pallets for the bonfire

RIDEAU SKATING CLUB EXHIBITION 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. See amazing jumps and spins in performances by young skating stars! Thanks to the Rideau Skating Club

ANCAKE ANCAKE REAKFASTREAKFAST United Church Manotick Manotick United Church 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Brought to you by the Manotick – pay at the door. Brought to you by the Manotick Kiwanis – Kiwanis pay at the door. is $5 perChildren serving.3Children 3 and Cost is $5 Cost per serving. and under eat under free. eat free.

Thanks to My Little Preschool and the Fire Department Thanks to My Little Preschool and the Fire Department


Centennial Park 10:00 a.m. – Noon 10:00 a.m. – Noon Jump on and travel the old-fashioned way. Jump onEnjoy and travel the old-fashioned way. to the CIBC a drink of hot chocolate thanks

Enjoy a drink of hot chocolate thanks to the CIBC


Manotick Legion 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come out for tasty12:00 home-baked treats. All proceeds will support YOMA. Outdoor Skating and Tobogganing available at Centennial Park Come out for tasty home-baked treats. All proceeds will support YOMA.

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Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services) Thanks to R.O.S.S.S. (Rural Ottawa South Support Services)

TRIVIA CONTEST TRIVIAMill CONTEST Tavern Restaurant Mill Tavern Restaurant 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Back again is the Trivia Contest at the Mill Tavern. Tickets are Back again is the Trivia Contest at the Mill Tavern. Tickets are $15 each. Limited numbers are available from Manotick Office $15 each.Pro Limited available from ManotickBragging Office rights for or by numbers contactingare Pro or by contacting Bragging for winners. Raffle prizes courtesy of local rights merchants. winners. Raffle prizes courtesyMaximum of local merchants. 6 per team. Maximum 6 per team. Thanks to the Mill Tavern Restaurant and to local merchants for raffle prizes.



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The MessengerNEWS

Ghamari addresses wide range of local healthcare topics at public forum PC Candidate’s next ‘Carleton Conversations’ meeting to discuss small business on Thurs., Feb. 1 By Jeff Morris Messenger Editor Local residents got a chance to speak their mind as Carleton Progressive Conservative candidate Goldie Ghamari hosted a public forum on the province’s health care situation and how it affects the community. The meeting, which was held at the Manotick Legion, was part of a series of Carleton Conversations meetings Ghamari is holding throughout the Carleton riding. “I really appreciate how so many people took the time to come out and ask questions and provide feedback,” said Ghamari. “I took 10 pages of notes, and there were a lot of great questions asked and there was some great feedback provided.” Topics ranged from mismanagement of the current health system, to challenges facing rural communities, seniors and youth, to mental health issues. The meeting was moderated by former Rideau Township Mayor and former Ottawa city councillor Glenn Brooks. Long time Manotick lawyer Rich Wilson was among the first to speak at the meeting, as he addressed the need for

change in the health system. “The existing system is well represented with lobbyists and people who don’t want change,” he said. “Many of these people fight change and will not let it happen. If you try to change things, and you open the door, you will be kicked in the teeth by very powerful people.” Ghamari added to Wilson’s point, saying that the $8 billion “wasted with e-health” could have been better used and allocated in different ways. “There seems to be a lot of waste and mismanagement in the system,” she said. “We have to go in and re-evaluate where that money is being spent.” Allan Haan of Manotick suggested that part of the responsibility falls on the people not to misuse the system. “Being a communityminded person, I think that we have an increased obligation to take care of ourselves first,” he said. “If you have a cold, you know that you need rest and fluids. But if you just have a cold and you go to the doctor, they take your health card and ching.” Mental health is an issue affecting people of all ages. For the youth in

the rural communities in South Carleton, finding help is not as easy as it seems. “We see mental health challenges in rural communities, but access for youth to get help in these areas is less than zero,” said Nicole McKerracher, the Executive Director of the Osgoode Youth Association. “In theory, there is help available. But it is next to impossible for our youth to access this help. It’s not like you can hop on an OC Transpo bus out here to get to someone who can give them help.” Another hot topic was the situation with the dif-

ficulties in finding personal service workers in Ontario. “It’s a numbers issue,” said Leeanne VandenBurgt of Rural Ottawa South Support Services. “Hiring and retaining are the problems. We can’t hire enough workers, and we can’t retain the ones we hire. Across the board, we aren’t getting the applicants we need.” The next public forum in Ghamari’s Carleton Conversations series will be on small business. It will take place Thurs., Feb. 1 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Amberwood Lounge and Eatery in Stittsville.

Former Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Glenn Brooks was the moderator for the forum on healthcare hosted by Carleton Progressive Conservative candidate Goldie Ghamari, seated. Jeff Morris photo

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ly Lions host a family brunch, with the Greely Idol Finals set for 2 p.m. Also this weekend will be the Munster Winter Carnival. Friday night (Jan. 26) is the opening ceremony, with a full slate of activities Saturday starting with a pancake breakfast. Next weekend, North Gower will host its 55th annual Winter Carnival. The event runs through the Feb. 3-4 weekend. For a full schedule of events, see pages 12-13.



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South Carleton High School impacted by new school announcement By Jeff Morris Messenger Editor The announcement of a new west end secondary school will significantly impact enrollment at South Carleton High School. Ottawa WestNepean MPP Bob Chiarelli was at Stittsville Public School Friday to announce that the province is investing over $37 million in a new secondary school that will accommodate 1,353 students in Stittsville. The new school is part of a $784 million provincial investment that will see 39 new schools built and another 40 existing schools receiving major renovations or additions. A new Stittsville high school was the top priority for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board on its list of growth area





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needs. Stittsville has a Catholic high school – Sacred Heart – but many of the community’s public board students are bused to South Carleton. “We were very happy with the announcement,” said local OCDSB trustee Lyn Scott. The new school has a projected opening of 2021. “There are a lot of consultations and a lot of things to look at and figure out before then,” Scott said. One of the possibilities is that South Carleton would become a Grade 7-12 school rather than being a just a secondary school. Enrolment at the school this year is 1,042 students, which is at 77.5 per cent. OCDSB projections would have had SCHS at 91.7 per cent by 2021.

Stittsville students are not the only outof-area high schoolers being bused to South Carleton. Riverside South public board students have the option of being bused to either South Carleton or Merivale, while students in Barrhaven’s Half Moon Bay community also have the option of choosing South Carleton. A new public high school for Riverside South is also high on the board’s priority list. Because Stittsville and Riverside South have Catholic high schools but no public high school, many students are transitioning to the Catholic board. “They are not necessarily changing

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Two zoning by-law amendments on agenda for next ARAC meeting The first few months of 2018 promise to feature busy agendas for the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, including many items that affect our Rideau-Goulbourn ward. The first meeting of the year is coming up on Thursday, February 1st at our usual time of 10:00am and our usual location of Ben Franklin Place. Agenda items for this meeting include: • Zoning By-Law Amendments • 2403 Huntley Road • 4534 Loggers Way • 5130/5208 Ramsayville Road • 4139 Moodie Drive • 2026 William Hodgins Lane • Manotick AreaSpecific Development Charges • Cassidy Municipal Drain Improvements The two local zoning by-law amendments are 2403 Huntley Road and 4139 Moodie Drive. 2403 Huntley Road is a property on the northeast corner of Huntley and Fallowfield Road, directly across from Karter’s Korner. 4139 Moodie Drive is halfway between Barnsdale Road and Brophy Drive and adjacent to the proposed Alottawata Water Park. The 2403 Huntley Road application seeks to rezone the property from Rural Countryside to Rural Commercial in order to increase the commercial uses on the property. However, the


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uses will be limited to amusement centre, artist studio, convenience store, office, personal service and retail store. During consultation with residents along Kimini Drive, the use of gas station was raised as a concern and will continue to be prohibited on this property. The applicant on 4139 Moodie Drive is Proslide Technologies, also the proponent for Alottawata. This application seeks to permit ‘research and development centre’ as well as ‘office’ as permitted uses on the property. The intent is to build an R & D centre and office building to support the water park project. The neighbouring property, 4221 Moodie Drive, is already zoned for a water park. The proposed facility will facilitate the design and testing of new water rides and emerging technologies. The report on Manotick Area-Specific Development Charges just cleans up something that was missed when the charges report was approved a few years ago. Unfortunately, two development areas were not included at that time. The affected

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addresses are 1086 Antochi Lane and 5721, 5731, 5741 Manotick Main Street. The approval of this report will ensure that development on these properties is charged the appropriate amount regarding connection to the existing water supply and sanitary service. Full reports on all of the above items are available online at

Barnsdale Road & Prince of Wales Drive

In a recent column, I announced plans for a roundabout at the intersection of Barnsdale Road & Prince of Wales Drive. An open house has now been scheduled to discuss this project and the proposed design. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019 and is subject to change depending on availability of funding. At this open house, you will be able to: • Review plans displaying the recommended design; • Identify potential issues that may have not been addressed; and, • Provide comments on the recommended design. The open house is scheduled for Thursday, February 15th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will be held at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority building at 3889 Rideau Valley Drive.

For more information, please visit www. barnsdaleroundabout. Any comments may be sent to Kunjan Ghimire via email at or by phone at 613-580-2424, ext. 21685. Comment on this open house should be submitted by Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Planning Advisory Committee

The City is establishing a Planning Advisory Committee (PAC). The mandate of the PAC is to advise on the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department’s policy priorities and its annual work plan and may also include other matters as they arise. Several positions are available including two members from the rural area of Ottawa. They will join counterparts from the urban and suburban areas as well as specialists in the fields of architecture, planning and landscape architecture. The PAC will also include the Chairs of Planning Committee, Built Heritage Sub-Committee and the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, which happens to be me. Members of the Planning Advisory Committee will be required to prepare for and attend meetings. It is anticipated that the PAC will meet twice per year. For more informa-

tion on eligibility, roles and responsibilities and the application process, please visit volunteer or contact Eric Pelot at 613-5802424, ext. 22953 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by email at committees@

Winter Carnivals

No matter which part of Rideau-Goulbourn you live in, you are never too far away from a winter carnival. Shiverfest takes place in Manotick on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th and features a number of events including chili cookoff, curling, bingo and trivia. On the other side of the ward, the Munster Winter Carnival takes place on the same weekend. Munster will also feature a number of events aimed at families taking place at the Community Centre and Munster Elementary School. To learn more about these events, please visit our Rideau-Goulbourn website’s Events page. The following weekend, North Gower will host its 56th Winter Carnival at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre. You can come out on Friday, February 2nd for the Kemptville Players Murder Mystery dinner theatre and then come back on Saturday for a full schedule including a pancake breakfast, bake sale, snowmobile rally, buffet dinner and talent show. Informa-

tion on this will also be available on our events page.

Isle in the River Theatre Company

This year, ITR is going to do something a little different for Valentine’s Day. They will be holding an Afternoon Tea at Vibration Studios (5488 Osgoode Main St.) on February 10th and 17th. ITR has selected Norm Foster’s two act play Wrong for Each Other to entertain you. “A chance meeting in a restaurant, after four years apart, sends a couple flashing back through the highs and lows of their courtship and marriage. It is a hilarious and often heartbreaking look at the rollercoaster ride of a relationship.” Tickets are $28 per person (includes the afternoon tea) and are now on sale at www. or by calling 613-800-1165. There are only 50 tickets available per show. As always for IRT’s Valentine’s shows, proceeds will go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa. ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit

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A winter sky filled with balloons

Growth and progress go hand-in-hand

Gone but not forgotten. berge. “It was just one of those things that you It’s one of those phrases that we hear all the see – so remarkably sad but also so filled with Sometimes, we feel for Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt. time. We can use it in a number of contexts. love – that when it happens, you know it is a He has a handful of communities and vast parts in between. And you I thought about that phrase on Sunday. I rare moment that will change your life.” Our was COmmunity can’t help but look at many of these farms that are nudged up against our with about 50 friends and family memJeanne still remembers how Maddy had villages and think that they are housing developments waiting to happen. bers standing in the sunshine and unphased dirt in her fingernails from playing outside. Messenger Editorial And maybe, like it or not, that could be a good thing. by the temperatures south of minus-20 at She even had a trace of green face paint on, as The most difficult part of Moffatt’s job has to do with being the peacePinecrest Cemetery singing happy birthday she was pretending to be the Hulk at the cotkeeperAre in times of development. to Maddy Otto. She would have been 16 years tage. She never got the chance to wash the rest you more Canadian Simply put, everyone wants the amenities and the good things that come old last week. The same group of people began of it off. than a offifth grader? with growth, but a lot people don’t want the actual growth. releasing balloons at her “There are two things With Canada Day everyone approaching next week, is a good time for us all toon what growth means,” “Sometimes has a itdifferent outlook gravesite ten years ago, when I will always remember reflect on what it means to be Canadian. Moffatt at the Manotick she would have turned six. Do wesaid take being Canadian for granted?BIA AGM last week. “But there will be growth. FROM THE about that day,” Dr. LaBetter yet,always how do new Canadians feel about beingthere Canadian? Some ofwill us be growth.” But even though she passed berge said. “I will always There has been growth, and always look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but away at the age of five from remember being with Moffatt neighbouring Councillor George are in the vortex of very willingand to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when Darouze you attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanan inoperable brain tumor, her and her family in the growth inMPOttawa. Theat city earmarked villagelast growth to be concentrated Carleton Pierre Poilievre Motherhas Teresa High School in Barrhaven month, you can see the excitement and and theGreely. thankfulness in the eyes ofcommunities every she is not gone. And she is park when she was on the in Manotick, Richmond All three have their own new Canadian. anything but forgotten. swing. I will also always unique identities, but all three are going through similar phases. They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be Canadian. has the excitement of a downtown being planned and developed “I still can’t believe that remember being in their Greely by Jeff Morris So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photo so many people come out room at Roger’s House. I on the side government of Bankhas Street in the near future. That, along with the comThe east Conservative 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 every year,” said Jeanine knew in those moments munity’s proximity to the anticipated growth at the Rideau Carleton ing teacher/volunteer withRacea memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalplayground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge mom. celebrate June’s years as a supOtto, Maddy’s “It’s29like that I was experiencing high school students will to takegive the citizenship waylenging andmiddle HardandRock Ottawa, Greelytest. a cultural facelift. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the an annual event. I get calls every year from something special. To see that kind of raw Manotick is going through the realization that maybe the Minto MahogHistorica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the emotion with her family had a sense of sadpeople asking when we are coming out.” and Responsibilities of Citizenship take a mock anyRights community is not such a and badthenthing aftercitizenship all. There will always be some test. Sometimes it’s best justJeanine, to say Each year, her nil husband, Dean, ness, but there was also a sense of peace and opposition voiced those onabout Potter Drive “This will be a fun wayfrom for students to learn Canada and feelwho proud back onto the new comI’m finding myself at one of those bizarre crosswonder about things like how come “underneath” is gather at calmness as we transitioned from CHEO to and Maddy’s older sister, Hannah, of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we munity, but in the long run, Monto has been an exceptional and sensitive roads where everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn about our past and the people and events that made Canada what it is Maddy’s gravesite and sing Happy Birthday Roger’s House. It was a degree of love that you to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. partner inbecome the community. today, we more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we ing diligently to grate my nerves. learning so much by watching can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much to her.“Chelsea Then,is the sky is filled withthecolours as only hear about.” In Richmond, growth will mean more amenities. A good example those It’s this whole Worldof Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more strongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” As she watched the balloons fly away, high the balloons are released. There that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She hasare Super“Our schools be training young people to become amenities willneed betothe newour medical centre in the thecitizens village’s downtown. I found myself in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new Canadians, it’s about all into the blue, winter sky, Jeanine knew Maddy man and Spiderman balloons – Maddy loved “A lot ofyoung people move out“The toCanadian our communities want stay soccer fan them moms to at Your even wants us to go there on our Canadians, and old,”who said Andrew Cohen. Citizenship was watching. superheroes – and there were balloons in all Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM exactly as they are when they moved in,” said Moffatt. “But they don’t underI was kind of in my own little cancolours. even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” “A few years ago, I went to a medium,” Jeanshapes, sizes and THE stand thatthisitsummer, is growth that brought them It is growth that brought all mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. Starting the Historica-Dominion Institute will behere. encouraging ine said. “I was a bit skeptical. I didn’t know Otto is not forgotten. scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHERClearly, MaddyArr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms of our families here.” zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDE what to think. We sat down, and she started And it’s pretty hard to accept that she is Justin Bieber’s With first major scandal The other mom – the one with Part of Moffatt’s has beenThe toteacher change that mindset. growth guide, along withOPspecially designed learning activities. will also ERATED challenge By PJeffrey &ATaE mock BYcitizenship exam. Students will take the citizenship R would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks –of piped in. Otto family’s to talk about an older woman. But then, she She is still a big part the ERATgone. receive copies OPDEof DB ED O & Morris BY comes progress, he said. enter the world after some quality D & “They are a wonderful football exam as Da class andY the teachers will return the completed exams to the said, ‘Wait, she’s giggling and laughing. It’s a lives. Her legacy is something that could only xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx time on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion Institute for grading. “When we make decisions on growth, we have to do what is right for S ’ into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-byof course, wears the azureThe and cheers forfamily Italia, but has raised ’ Results will beOannounced by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day little girl.’ She started to tell me things about be called legendary. Otto N 2030, 2040B 2050,” said. can’t base things on what is right for charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. NeachS year (February 15)Iand for theMoffatt next three years. For“We more information about O Maddy that no one could know. 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We talked about the medium as we “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks.Maddy’s and scoped story it out, looking for a puppy or a bird or The Ottos SERVING MANOTICK AND SURROUNDING “ZacharyCOMMUNITIES has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my mind out of the shackwatched the family and friends emerge from were at the family cottage in July, 2007. After IN OSGOODE, RIDEAU AND SOUTH GLOUCESTER 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. Theygoing lost their conversation. for a swim, five-year-old Maddy went their warm cars and mini-vans with bunches two-nil and then three-nil. They need all of the supA busload of seniors from a nearby retirement for a home nap. awoke,wereher parents no- of balloons. Most of them did not know about port they can get.” hadWhen pulled up she and passengers getting Named one of Ontario's top three Nil? Who says nil? Really. 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Box 567 Manotick, Ontario inoperable brain tumour and had only days excited as they were when they were released. refrained. I couldn’t do it. mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited for length, clarity and libellous statements. Display, National Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn,to thenlive.AtAfter this point, I couldn’t takeshe it anymore. Mount Tel: 613-692-6000 “She has done more in the last 10 years two days, was moved across John request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the Green: past two Patience erupted and out came sarcasm lava. The Manotick Mesother material used publication purposes. after her passing than most people have the CHEO campus House, Publisher: JeffforMorris weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I to said.Roger’s “I can’t believe Aus- the chil2010 Person Managing Editor: Jeff Morris senger is you published game on CBC, will hear what soundsdren’s like TRY-lier lookedthat so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris hospice was built in honour of for- when they were alive,” she said. “She has this of are the 50,000 bees swarmingFRIDAY the field. They notYear bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 every other mer NHL hockey coach Roger Neilson. Family power to bring people together and to make They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: Bev McRae Publisher: Jeffrey Morris Greely-area rescue specialist Grace Thrasher, Larry Ellis, Phill Potter Phone: 613-692-6000 inmicky Manotick, Ontario.John Green, pictured with EsauMorris horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey email: members immediately flew in from places like things happen. It really is incredible.” Fax: 613-692-3758 Grace Agostinho of the French AdvertisingReporters: and Marketing: Bev McRae The funny thingbe about these horns theyfor the“Who is your team?” she quipped, condescendLetters will edited Cafe at is a that fundraiser Advertising: Gary Coulombe Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined theManotick 2010 World Cup. Project in Haitiingly. at After the balloon release, it was off to East New Brunswick and Alberta and the Yukon to Editor: for length, clarity and email: Longfields People who have been following the World Davidson Cup andHeightsI did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud Photographer: MikeAngie Carroccetto News/sports: Office: High School inbe February, is Marketing Mgr: GordDinardo Logan Advertising: with Maddy. Two days after her diagnosis, Side Mario’s in Bells Corners. They go there libellous statements. people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in passas I could. our person of the year for Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: 2010. Agostinho was our“USA! USA! ing have commented on these annoying yet relentsurrounded byUSA!” family members and close after the balloon release every year, as it was Office: Angie Dinardo Display, National and News/ Sports: person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto For the full story, see page 2. friends, Maddy passed in a room full of Maddy’s favourite restaurant. Classified adapt these hornsrates as the oneare thing they now know seconds were incredibly silent away and awkward. about South African the horns aren’t really At that point, in it was my spending turn. The cashier available on culture, request. On the way home, I kept thinking about love. She came after time on the We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports scanned my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I was through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. The Manotick Messenswingalloutside. She came inside, and her par- something Jeanine told me about eight years enthusiasts have commented that they had never set. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon ger is heard not aresponsible seen nor vuvuzela horn at a sporting event, “Would youher like plastic ents assured thatbags?” it was okay to let go. ago. All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month people x, 2010findSingle copies and that South African the noise just $1 “Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. for thethe loss of unsodoorway, Dr.for Robert La“I still have the coolest little girl,” she said. as annoying as the rest of the world does.Standing I had neverin beenthe so happy to pay five cents a Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association licited manuscripts, Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just towas get thewitnessing hell out there. berge knew he something in“She’s just in heaven.” Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with idea tomatemass produce and market photos or the other these horns as a World Cup novelty. The tensely plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of beautiful. And now she’s 16. rial used for publication worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is avail“I able remember that vividly,” said Dr. LaHappy birthday, Maddy. the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. at Manotick Office Pro,day Barrhaven UPS Store, purposes.


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Heart failure to blame as community mourns passing of future RCMP officer By Jeff Morris Messenger Editor There is still no explanation and there are no answers in the tragic death of a local 23-yearold youth goalie coach and former junior hockey player. Brandon Lowry passed away on Dec. 23 in the Byward Market. Though it was originally reported that Lowry died after falling down a set of stairs, his mother, Brigitte Dionne, has clarified that the cause of his death was from a heart condition. “He had gone downtown to join some friends,” she said. “They had ordered some nachos, and he told one of his friends he wasn’t feeling well. He had only been there about 15 minutes. He got up to go to outside for some fresh air, and he collapsed. He had

a heart condition, and his heart just stopped.” Passers by tried to administer CPR, but their attempts at saving the young man failed. The news was devastating for Lowry’s family and his large circle of friends. A former Nepean Raiders prospect and a graduate of École Secondaire Franco-Cité, Lowry had played Junior B hockey for three seasons with the Winchester Hawks. He was best known for being one of the few goalies to ever score a goal in the league, as he netted a goal against the Ottawa Jr. Canadians. The Hawks issued a statement expressing their condolences, saying that Lowry had been a big part of the Hawks’ family for three years. He had been coaching young goaltenders in the area, and he had studied

Brandon Lowry passed away at the age of 23 from a heart condition. He was on a career path to become an RCMP officer. Photo courtesy of Brigitte Dionne

at Carleton University. “He was such a wonderful kid,” his mother said. “The kids that he coached loved him, and they were heartbroken.” Lowry also had a bright future. “He was about to apply to become an RCMP officer,” she said. Lowry was born in Yellowknife and, accord-

Brandon Lowry was a Nepean Raiders prospect who spent three seasons as a goalie for the Winchester Hawks.

ing to his family, was very proud of being from the Northwest Territories. He had images of the NWT on some of his goalie masks, and he had a tattoo on his shoulder of a wolf with the northern lights. According to his mom, Brandon was humble and did not like to have his

picture taken. He wanted the spotlight to be on those around him. “Playing goal on a team was something special for him and loved it,” said Al McCambridge. “Brandon was a very humble boy and did not like getting the attention from when he played stellar

games. He would walk quickly from the dressing room, head down to the car as the mom and dads congratulated him and cheered him.” Funeral services were held earlier this month at Capital Gardens on Prince of Wales Drive north of Manotick.

Will Groundhog Day without Wiarton Willie ever be the same? THis week,

THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis

ton Willie. A crowd turns out for the ceremony in Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, the first of several such events across the country. In Wiarton there are outdoor and indoor stages; a large tent where the town showcases talent and holds events. The Festival includes a winter carnival, ice carving, a food expo and kids events. You may have heard that Wiarton Willie died in September 2017. A memorial service was held for Willie; there were just under 200 people in Bluewater Park including a town crier, the Wiarton mayor, MP, MPP, the daughter of the man (Mac MacKenzie) who started the annual

prognostication festival, the Wiarton Fair Queen and a CTV news reporter from Barrie. Willie’s ashes were laid to rest in the former Wiarton train station where lots of people signed a book of condolences, Is there or will there be a replacement for “Willie”? Early settlers hoped for signs of an early spring so they could begin planting and shorten the time to harvest, especially with winter provisions dwindling. What settlers did not realize was that the groundhog sleeps later than the European hedgehog and is less likely to stir even on warm winter days. By February 2, the worst of winter’s weather is usually over in Western Europe, but Canadian winters are generally longer, with much more cold and snow yet to come. In early February, the openings to groundhog burrows are usually bur-

ied under deep layers of snow and ice. There is some truth to the shadow aspect of the legend. Sunny days in winter are generally associated with colder, drier arctic air and cloudy days with

milder, moist maritime air. Given the tendency for weather conditions to persist for several days before changing, the weather on any February 2 may continue for a few days, but not necessarily any longer. Since seasons

tend to follow a pattern, 6 more weeks of winter, rather than an early spring, is a statistically better option in Canada. We can hope for a cloudy February 2nd, we don’t want the groundhog to be frightened.


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Nearly every week in the year has a significant day or has been designated as “such and such week”. This column will describe those days or weeks. Groundhog Day February 2; is celebrated in Canada and the US. According to legend, the groundhog emerges from its burrow about noon on that day to look for its shadow. If it is a sunny day and the groundhog sees its shadow, according to folklore it becomes frightened and returns to its hole to sleep, and winter continues for 6 more weeks. If it does not see its shadow, it remains outside because the worst of winter is over and warmer weather is on its way. Canada’s two furry forecasters hopefully bring good news to winter-weary Canadians on Groundhog Day: Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam and Ontario’s Wiar-

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

First walkability survey of village core sites areas for improvement The first in a series of walkability surveys took place in the Village Core on January 10. A small group of local residents walked the sidewalks to assess how accessible they were for people of all ages. They found a few areas that require improvement, such as snow removal along Dickinson Street and Currier Street into the Mews. The survey follows a format developed by the Council on Aging and looks at safety of the intersections and sidewalks, accessibility to ensure that people of all abilities are able to move freely, convenience and connectedness (directness of paths between homes, public transit and services) and comfort and attractiveness (I.e. benches, garbage cans, trees). A report will be created and submitted to the City for consideration. Future surveys are planned in the spring and summer. Thank you to those who volunteered to participate.

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6 p.m. at the Manotick Arena. A skating exhibition, bonfire, public skate are all free on Friday night at the Arena. A children’s magic show will follow at the Manotick Legion at 8:15 p.m. Saturday events include the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at Manotick United Church beginning at 7:30 a.m. Children’s Fun Time, featuring crafts and face painting, runs from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Church. Don’t miss the Fire Truck tours! Sleigh rides will run 10 a.m. to noon at Centennial Park with free hot chocolate and treats, compliments of CIBC. The Chili Cook-Off from noon until 2 p.m. at the Legion features a yummy bake sale to support Youth of Manotick. A free bingo from 2 – 4 at the Manotick United Church and the opportunity to learn about curling at the Manotick Curling Club on South River Drive round out the day. Our 10:45 popular trivia 12/21/17 AM Page 1 night at the Mill Tavern and Open Mic at Creek-

cal Health Integration Network (LHIN) is conducting a community consultation session as part a larger consultation process to better underDon’t forget our photo stand the health needs of contest residents in their area. The Do you have a fun or session is already sold out dramatic photo of your and will focus on how to family dog (or someone optimize health resources else’s dog) enjoying the in addition to discussing winter? Then you can en- local needs. ter the Shiverfest Winter The Local Health IntePhotography Contest. gration Network was esThe winning photo will be tablished by the province framed and hung in the to plan, manage, and fund Black Dog Bistro during the health care system the month of February. at the local and regional More details are available level. The networks manat age health services that With Vera Mitchell_Ad copy 5/3/17 8:47 AM Page 1 shiverfest. are delivered in hospitals, long-term care facilities, Manotick Village and community health cenCommunity tres, community supAssociation launches port services and mental new Facebook Group health agencies. They are We have launched a responsible for funding new Facebook Group where Manotick residents can share information, post questions and share resources on a variety of topics. We hope that you will visit and participate in ongoing dialogue on issues relevant to our Village. Our Facebook page is https://www.facebook. com/ManotickVCA/

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Anne Robinson who was elected President of the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association at their recent Annual General Meeting. Anne has been instrumental in the dock project in Mahogany Harbour and the local Walking Club, among other things. Sorry to see the closure of Higher Grounds Café and Hugo’s Bistro. These closures highlight the importance of supporting your local businesses. Hopefully those spaces will be filled quickly.

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Residents encouraged to attend Richmond Village Association AGM Feb. 7 The Richmond Hub By the Richmond Village Association The Richmond Village Association Inc. invites everybody to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association. It takes place Wednesday, February 7th, at the Richmond Community Centre (upstairs over the arena) with doors opening at 8:00 p.m for coffee. Meeting begins at 8:30. David Proulx, President of the RVA encourages community members to attend. “The year ahead celebrating Richmond’s 200th is a unique opportunity for our community. As shareholders in the community this is a great opportunity for residents to get involved and help, not only with the planned celebrations, but with shaping our community beyond 2018. Our 2018 experience will without a doubt provide important new incentives and challenges going forward.” There are lots of AGMs this time of year for corporations of all types. They are notorious for being poorly attended. “Shareholders”, in this case community members, are often under the mistaken belief that their contribution wouldn’t change or add anything anyway. Or, they may believe that the existing Board is doing a great job and there is no need to be involved in decisions taken at the AGM. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In the case of

the RVA the entire Board retires at this meeting and a new Board must be elected by the “shareholders” from those persons who are nominated or stand for election. This is essential under the current bylaws of the RVA. The presence and contribution of the RVA within the community has grown tremendously over the past five years thanks to the generous support of volunteers and sponsors from the business community. Community input and involvement is needed more than ever before. Indeed this column and our website,, is one of the most recent endeavours of the RVA. As well, Richmond200, the group of dedicated volunteers and community organizations planning and enabling Richmond’s 200th anniversary celebrations operate under the RVA corporate umbrella. In a similar fashion, the Gateway to Groceries program a partnership with Rural Ottawa South Support Services, the Youth Drop-In Centre and the Richmond Walking Club all rely on volunteers and funding managed by the Board. Advocacy on behalf of the community, ownership and maintenance of the Heritage Mural Gallery on the arena walls, Richmond’s Great Garage Sale, the annual village clean up, children’s winter banners, lighting of the park and the Santa Claus parade wouldn’t happen without

RVA volunteers, a Board managing the funds and other corporate responsibilities. At the upcoming meeting you are encouraged by Proulx to “review our work and elect a new Board of Directors to guide the Association. Interested candidates are invited to attend and run for a position on the next Board.” This is also your opportunity to “learn how you can make a difference as a volunteer … you don’t have to join the Board to be involved! Volunteers are needed across the full spectrum of activities we support. Volunteering can be a very rewarding way to meet new people and give something back to the community at the same time.” So, come find out how you and your family can participate in Richmond’s 200th Birthday Celebration. Ask lots of questions, and if you feel like volunteering and putting your stamp on the community you can be sure you will be warmly welcomed. David Proulx’s final words “I look forward to seeing you there!”

Scotiabank supports Richmond’s 200th anniversary

The Village of Richmond got some help with its 200th anniversary celebration last week as Scotiabank donated $5,000 to the Richmond 200th Anniversary Organizing Committee. Branch manager Duane Morris and his staff

Duane Morris (left), Richmond Branch Manager, is proudly handing over a $5000 sponsorship contribution to Tino Bevacqua, member of the Richmond 200th Organizing Committee.

volunteered to sell 50 tickets for the recently held Richmond 200th Anniversary New Year’s Eve Gala, helping the event become a sell-out.

Richmond 200th anniversary facts

To honour Richmond’s 200th anniversary, local historian Marion Scott will be posting factoids about Richmond’s rich history on her blog, Richmond Heritage. Over the next year you should expect to see 200 pieces of information that you may or may not have already known. Marion’s facts are posted at and on her blog

at Here are two of her factoids. In 1818, fearful of an American invasion, the British government decided to settle disbanded soldiers in the area between Perth and the Ottawa River and establish a depot at a new centre called Richmond. From there administrators would oversee the settlement of Goulbourn, Huntley, and March Townships as well as parts of Beckwith and Nepean. The whole area was referred to as the Richmond Military Settlement. Old maps of the area show that Richmond’s

river was originally called “Jacques” supposedly after a French Canadian of that name who drowned in its waters. After the village was named Richmond in honor of the Duke of Richmond (who had just been appointed Governor-General and died close to the banks of the river), the name was changed to “Goodwood” as that was the name of his English estate. Locals continued to use the original name and over time the spelling was anglicized to “Jock”. Flooding was always a problem as the village was low lying, swampy, and crossed by at least 3 creeks.

Richmond Fair accepting entries for annual quilting contest It’s that time again when we remind all area quilters to think about entering their work in the 174th Richmond Fair. It seems along way off as we start to prepare for the warmer weather, however quilters need lots

of lead time to get those creations finished in time to register them by September 7 and bring them in on September 10. The Fair is September 13-16. There are many different sections to enter including one for young quilters

and those making modern style quilts. The prize list with all the sections listed will be available at www. in the next few months and the entry forms for the fair are on the website. Entry

forms must be completed and sent to the fair office before September 7. The quilt list form is also found on the website, to be completed and brought with the quilts on the evening of September 10 to the Richmond Curl-

ing club at 7pm. Prize sponsors this year include the Country Quilter, Richmond; Mad About Patchwork, Stittsville; The PickleDish, Carleton Place; The Running Stitch, Kanata; Sue’s Quilting Quarters, Al-

monte; Textile Traditions, Almonte; Joni Newman, Quirks and Quilts; Kanata Quilt Guild; Balance Chiropractic and Massage; Sarah Jane Smiley, Heritage Art Longarm Quilting services; Pauline Clark, 3Dogs Quilting.

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Family says thanks to Manotick Fire Department for saving their home A Manotick family is saying thank you to the Manotick Fire Department for saving their home from a blaze just before Christmas. Ken Schlegel and Lee Anne Hamilton were in their River Road home when an electrical problem caused a fire in their basement ceiling. “Our smoke alarms sounded at 9 am,” said Schlegel. “We rounded up elderly, sleeping par-

ents, in pyjamas, who were hustled outdoors to a cold car without eye glasses or hearing aids. Our fire fighters arrived and they were able to prevent the fire from spreading completely throughout our log home.” In addition to putting out the fire, the local firefighters moved a huge china cabinet out of harms way without breaking any dishes or

its delicate contents. They also went into the burning house and found the missing glasses and hearing aids. “We want our community to know that we have an excellent firefighting team and that we can all feel very proud of the work they have done and will continue to do everyday to keep us all safe when fire threatens,” said Schlegel.

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Ice Storm of 1998 was an unforgettable event for the Osgoode Ward The Ice Storm of 1998 was an unforgettable time for many Ward residents and it is hard to believe 20 years has already gone by. This past weekend in Vernon, Kim Sheldrick pulled together a walk down memory lane in the Community Centre with old newspaper clippings and poster boards displaying the destruction of the storm, with volunteers who came together to help one another out. There was also a vendor craft sale, chili night, and Sunday breakfast to name a few other activities that took place to commemorate the Ice Storm of 1998.

OTHS Careers/Civics Class

I was proud to be invited to speak to a grade 10 Careers/Civics class. We discussed Municipal level politics and what it entails, talked about the Osgoode Ward itself and where it fits in with the City of Ottawa. The presentation surprised many of the students with facts that they did not know about Osgoode Ward. I encouraged them to ask me anything during out Question and Answer portion of my visit, where the students were able to learn even more about civic engagement. One of my favorite questions was how I came to settle in Canada and be their City Councillor. This gave me an opportunity to encourage the youth to volunteer, give back and get involved right now to


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better their community, jobs, and future. The presentation and discussion were very well received and I look forward to future visits for other classes as well. Knowledge is power!

Open Door

I held my second Open Door of 2018 at the Ward office. It was an extremely busy and productive day! Constable Megan Artbuthnot, the community police officer for the Ward, stopped in to discuss traffic, safety, and to check in on any concerns we have in the Ward. Greely Community Association (GCA), Vernon Community Association (VCA), and Osgoode Village Community Association (OVCA) presidents all dropped by coincidentally and it turned into a shared impromptu meeting of community issues and upcoming events. Great way for them all to meet in person and under one roof! Stop by next Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm for my Open Door.

Osgoode Village Monthly Luncheon

Once again, Osgoode residents Greg Thurlow and his wife Elizabeth put on a great hot lunch with

10 years! Manotick Greco Lean and Fit celebrated 10 years in business last week. Osgoode Councillor George Darouze presented owner Sean James with a special certificate. From left to right are Tony Greco, Councillor Geroge Darouze, Sean James, and long time Greco supporter Doug Stuewe. Jeff Morris photo

all the trimming for locals to enjoy. The team of volunteers that the Thurlow’s have show true community spirit, helping where they can. These drop-in $5 luncheons are a great way to socialize and get out of the house, especially with the long winter season where these luncheons are the big excitement for the

week! Well done everyone and I look forward to the next one on February 21st at the Osgoode Legion.

Appreciation Drop-In for Scrivens Depot Road Crews

I’m always happy to spend some time with the road crews who look after our Ward, especially

during the long winter months. Sharing coffee and spending time with both the night and day crews gives me an opportunity to put faces to names, share a laugh or two and let them know how much they are appreciated for their long shifts, often in difficult weather conditions. It was very im-

portant to hear what concerns they have been finding while out on the roads. I would like to acknowledge and thank Tim Dozois, Area Manager for Roads, and Jeff Holmes, Zone Supervisor, for allowing me to join them at Scrivens Depot and catch up with staff. Awesome work everyone!

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In addition to those events, a new twist for the year filled the BIA’s calendar for five months. Past Chair Michael Mirsky put forth the idea last year of having the “150 Days of Manotick” as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration. Many local businesses participated, giving the public something to do involving an activity or a local business for 150 straight days. “The calendar was full, and it was a huge success,” said Smith. Manotick Messenger Publisher and BIA board of directors member Jeff Morris offered praise for the year that the BIA had. “I don’t think anyone would disagree that this was the best year ever for the Manotick BIA,” Morris said. “Salima and Donna and the different committees deserve a lot of credit for the work they have done this year, and the 150 Days of Manotick was a big part of that success.” One area of promotion which was new to the BIA was in local sports tourism. The Ottawa Carleton Ulimate Club hosted the Canadian Ultimate

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businesses in Manotick, and added that as a “small town girl who grew up in Pembroke,” she under-

stands the importance of small businesses in a community. “I cheer every time I

Manotick Kiwanis News The Kiwanis Club of Manotick regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Legion Hall, Manotick, September to June; we invite you to come for 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Most meetings have a guest speaker. June to August meetings are casual and held at various locations. Check the Kiwanis web site at www. Bingos are held on

the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Hyfield Place and on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Carleton Lodge, Sept. to June. These bingos are fun for the residents and for the Kiwanians who organize and help with them. The next regular meetings will be the Valentine meeting on February 6th and then the one on February 20th will feature Jeff Morris from the Manotick Messenger speaking on the

future of community newspapers. Our club is proud to sponsor and be involved with many community service and fundraising activities. Please watch future issues of the Messenger for action and event information. The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally. “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time”.

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VOICE continues from page 8 This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. Learn the Art of Zentangle, February 1, 1:30 – 3 p.m. The Manotick Library is offering this workshop on a structured method to create black and white drawings. This workshop is free.

Championships at their park on Manotick Station Road. The event attracted more than 1,000 ultimate frisbee players from across Canada, and shuttle buses were run into Manotick. Another team that plays out of Manotick, the Ottawa Swans Australian Football Club, also brought several visitors from across Ontario and Quebec into Manotick throughout the summer. Manotick resident and media personality Carol Anne Meehan was the guest speaker at the meeting. She praised the business people in the village for their commitment and dedication to serving the community. “Small businesses are the engines of small communities,” she said. Meehan said she is a big supporter of local

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Sisters: Haley Nicholson (21) Algonquin College, Amanda Nicholson (23) Algonquin College, Emma Nicholson (23) Western University and Carleton University Favourite Subjects: “I have a genuine passion to learn any subject. While it took me years to fully understand what learning styles work best for me in each subject, I eventually grew to love them all. I definitely have a passion for the social sciences, maths, and sciences.”

What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I have an outrageous love of classic novels. My favourites are The Great Gatsby, The Lord of The Flies, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, To Kill a Mockingbird, War and Peace, and Shakespeare.” Accomplishments: “I’ve received Honor Roll every year since grade 8, as well as many high distinction awards during my time at St. Marks. These include: History, Civics, Careers, Religion, Communications Technology, Geography, and Leadership.” Activities/Interests: “I worked alongside Youth Ottawa to make a video about breaking various forms of prejudice in

modern Canada, in collaboration with Maggie, Robin, Shelina and many other students in Mr. Paron’s grade 10 Civics and Careers class. We later went to the Youth Ottawa Showcase where we showed the video. I’ve been involved in the Cultural Awareness Club, Peer Helpers, and Key Club, as well as working alongside Janice O’Neil in creating the Manga/ Anime Club. I’m part the Debate Team and club at St. Mark, which I am especially passionate about. I have followed politics from a young age. In the last election I worked alongside Chris Rogers, the Liberal candidate for the Carleton riding, while also canvasing with Mauril Belanger. Recently, I’ve been volunteering at the Osgoode Youth Association. I love experimenting with technology and learning new software and programs. When it comes to the sciences, I have a particular love for chemistry. I have a passion for photography,

and created my own portfolio website. I worked with Mr. O’Brien’s Leadership Class on many projects around the school.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I love viewing any documentary and reading anything that is out there.” Part-time Work: “I worked at my Dad’s law-firm over the summers to get a feel for what it is like to work in law.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I have a passion for learning. That drives everything I do. Certain people have motivated me along the way, my close friend Jan, and many of my teachers. These people are fantastic mentors, and have greatly contributed to shaping the person that I am.” Career Goals: “I plan to study the humanities, hopefully to go into international law, while following in the footsteps of my

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Riverside South Community Association hosts first Seniors’ Tea

The Riverside South Community Association will be hosting three Seniors’ Teas this winter. The first one was scheduled for January 25th 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm at the Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive. They served tea, coffee and desserts, listened to music and a good time was had by all. If you were not able to make it on January 25th, they will be hosting another tea on Feb 22nd 2018 and then again on March 29th 2018 at the same time and location. For more information, please visit

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Along with the Ottawa Paramedics, I will be hosting a free influenza vaccination and wellness clinic. The clinic will take place this Saturday, January 27th 2018 at the Southpointe Community Building, located at 220 Stoneway Drive in Barrhaven. Ottawa Paramedics will be onsite to administer influenza vaccinations and to answer any questions you may have about your health. Please stop by anytime be-

tween 11:00am-2:00pm. I hope to see you there!

Save the Date – Findlay Creek Community Association’s Winterfest

The Findlay Creek Community Association have announced the date for their annual Winterfest Event. This year Winterfest will take place on Sunday Feb 19th 2018 at Diamond Jubilee Park. It is always a great event bringing the community together to enjoy the cold weather! Please stay tuned for more information.

RSCA Teen Dance

On February 10th 2018 the RSCA will be hosting their first Teen Dance. The dance will take place at St. Francis Xavier High

School, 3740 Spratt Road from 7:00pm-9:30pm. Teenagers from ages 1318 are welcome! Tickets will be available online and at the door for $10 each and there will be food and drinks available for purchase at the event as well. Entertainment will be provided by Professional Entertainment Group. For more information or if you are an adult wishing to help out please visit the RSCA FaceBook page.

the cause of 24,726 traffic collisions, 9,290 injuries and 7 fatalities. Throughout the same timeframe there were 3,129 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs. There are some shocking numbers and we all have to do our part to make sure when we are on the roads we are driving safe and following the rules and posted speed limits.

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program

From now on, the City will handle calls about sick and injured animals and will take on responsibility for transporting them. If you see an injured domestic animal such as a dog or cat, or a small wild

This month STEP will focus on following too close and stop sign violations in the City of Ottawa. Between 2012 and 2016, following too close was

Report Sick and Injured Animals to the City of Ottawa

animal, such as a raccoon, squirrel, rabbit or skunk that appears to be sick or injured, please call 3-1-1. The City will assess the situation and dispatch a fully trained by-law officer to transport the animal, if needed. The by-law officer will bring the animal to either the Ottawa Humane Society or an emergency veterinary hospital. Please note, The City does not respond to calls regarding human-wildlife conflicts, such as raccoons in the garbage or squirrels in attics. These issues are the responsibility of the property owner, who may consult the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre or the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary for information on what to do.

Manotick Miler and Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House announce merger May 6 event to create unique experience for participants and raise funds for Roger Neilson House The Ottawa Senators Foundation has announced a merger between the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House and the annual Manotick Miler. Both events, held each spring, raise significant funds for important causes in our community. Barrhaven Run’s strong family and fundraising culture combined with the Manotick Miler’s growing participant base will create an improved experience for all participants while aiming to increase the awareness and funds raised for Roger Neilson House. The Manotick Miler will be held on Saturday, May 6, on Main Street in Manotick. The race will include new courses and will include 10-mile, 5-mile, 3-mile and 1-mile routes. There will be

a $300 prize for the top make and female finishers in the 10mile run, while prizes to be announced will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the five and three mile races. Organizers said that by merging the two runs, more funds can be raised for Roger Neilson House. Started in 2008 by a small group of Barrhaven business owners, the Barrhaven Run was an annual charity running event held annually in the community of Barrhaven. Roger Neilson House, was selected as the charity of choice and over the past 10 years, the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House raised more than $300,000 for the pediatric palliative care facility. “We wish to thank all of the organizers and supports of the Barrhaven run. Your support of Roger Neilson House over the past many years has

been tremendous, supporting many children and families at their most vulnerable times.” said Megan Wright, executive director, Roger Neilson House. “We look forward to participating in the Manotick Miler, the support of our community is key to Roger Neilson House being able to provide ongoing services. We count on this support and are very grateful to the business owner and community in both Barrhaven and Manotick.” The idea of the Barrhaven Run originated during a barbecue and get together with insurance broker John Baizana, realtor Patrick Creppin, and Barrhaven Source for Sports owner Rob Raistrick. “On behalf of the Barrhaven Run for Roger Neilson House Organizing Committee we are excited to have the team at inStride continue this charity event.” said

John Baizana Cofounder “The tradition of the event will not only continue but be enhanced for the communities of Barrhaven and Manotick.” InStride Events worked with Greco Lean and Fit owner Sean James to start the Manotick Miler. “For the past three years we have helped with the logistics of The Barrhaven Run and look forward to the merger.” said Laura Glasper, co-founder and event manager InStride Events “We love what the Barrhaven Run has done for Roger Neilson House and we look forward to continue this through the Manotick Miler. Two great events coming together for one great cause.” Big Rig Brewery, owned by Ottawa Senators Alumni member and Manotick resident Chris Phillips, will be presenting the post race Tailgate Party. For more informa-

tion or to register for the Manotick Miler or the Walk, Roll and Run

for Roger Neilson’s House, visit www.

Ritchie’s Feed and Seed is one of Ottawa’s original garden centres Welcome to Ritchie Feed and Seed Inc., One of Ottawa’s original garden centres and agriculture supplier since 1927. As Ottawa’s oldest garden centre, our roots grow deeper through the community and the years of experience show through our expertise and high level of customer satisfaction. Our knowledgeable staff can help you create the garden you’ve always wanted from plants and plant care products, to landscaping accessories, and even the tools to make it all happen! With horticulturists on staff, there is no need to worry about the quality of information given

and you can always rest assured that you will leave with the right ingredients for a dream garden. Today, Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc. currently operates five retail agriculture/garden supply stores open all year round. Each location has a garden centre offering a large variety of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, open spring to snowfall. Our agricultural Mill on Woodroffe Avenue manufactures quality livestock feeds, and we supply and deliver to farms throughout the Ottawa Valley, west Quebec and upper New York State.

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The MessengerSPORTS Big goals by Holmes give Major Midget Romans a win and a tie

OsgoodeRichmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

Major Novice B

The Osgoode-Richmond Romans lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Nepean in Ottawa Minor B Hockey League action in Richmond Jan. 13. Trailing 3-2 late in the third period, Jack Jolicoeur scored the tying goal for the Romans from Cameron Sheppard, but the Raiders would net the winner just 22 seconds later. Reid Hapke scored in the first from Ryan Clost, and James Haggar scored in the second from Eddie Jaquement. On Jan. 14, the Romans blanked Kanata 8-0 in Kanata. Max Courville had the shutout, while Alex Shewfelt and Chase Plosenski scored two goals each. Ryan Clost had a goal and an assist, with Jack Jolicoeur, Cameron Sheppard and Colton Hart also scoring. James Haggar had two assists with one each going to Cameron Gibson and Reid Hapke. On Jan. 17, the Romans defeated ClarenceRockland 5-2. Alex Shewfelt had two goals and Cameron Gibson had a goal and an assist. Ryan Clost and Colton Hart also scored. Cameron Sheppard had a pair of assists with Jack Jolicoeur, Jacob Lalonde, Jackman McIntyre and James Haggar picking up one each. Max Courville was the winning goalie. On Jan. 21, Jack Montgomery picked up the win in goal was the Romans beat Nepean 6-2. James Haggar had a hat trick with Cameron Sheppard, Alex Shewfelt and Reid Hapke each scoring once.

Minor Atom B

Barnaby Dewan scored his second goal of the game in the

third period to give the Osgoode-Richmond Romans a 2-1 win over Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs in Osgoode Jan. 8. Cooper King and Easton Kelly assisted both goals, and Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie. On Jan. 18, the Romans beat the GloucesterOrleans-Blackburn Blues 3-1. Cooper King, Dmitri Barresi and Easton Kelly scored with Cooper Chartland earning an assist. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie. On Sunday, Jan. 21, the Romans faced the Nepean Raiders in Barrhaven and lost 6-3. Cooper Chartland scored twice in the loss with Russell Small scoring once. Easton Kelly and Barnaby Dewan had assists.

Major Atom B

The Mississippi Thunder Kings scored twice in the third period to beat the Osgoode-Richmond Romans 4-2 Jan. 9 in Osgoode. Thomas Roe scored from Connor Labelle in the first and Mason Arnold added an unassisted goal in the second for the Romans. On Jan. 14, the Romans edged the Ottawa Sting 4-3 on late third period goals by Duncan O’Connor and Bentley Warnock. Michael Chenier and Daniel Kean also scored. Chenier, Warnock, Logan Rasa, Mason Arnold and Thomas Roe also had assists. Vaughn Bouchard was the winning goalie. On Jan. 15, the Romans edged Leitrim 3-2. Michael Chenier scored twice with Bentley Warnock scoring once. Warnock, Jack Dewan, Nelson Kaluza, Connor Labelle, Dylan McCarthy and Daniel Kean had assists. Jimmy Boyd was the winning goalie.

Minor Pee Wee B



Grads edged the Romans 2-1 in Richmond Jan. 11. Alexander Roster scored the lone Romans goal from Gabriel Carty. On Sat., Jan. 13, the teams faced off again in Navan and the Grads scored three unanswered goals in the third period for a come-from-behind 3-2 win. Gabriel Carty and Paul Beaudry scored for the Romans with assists going to Alexander Oster, Tristan Easton, Matteo Lam and Jeremy Owen. Damien Poulin had the natural hat trick for Cumberland in the third. The following day, Peter Blythe had a shutout and Gabriel Carty had two goals as the Romans blanked Kanata 4-0. Carson Nixon and Paul Beaudry also scored while Jeremy Owen had an assist. On Jan. 16, the Romans lost 5-3 to West Carleton. Carson Nixon scored twice and Matteo Lam added a goal. Paul Beaudry, Luke Shewfelt, Gabriel Carty and Alexander Oster had assists. On Jan. 29, the Romans were shut out 4-0 by Stittsville.

Major Pee Wee B

On Jan. 13 in Osgoode, the Romans fell 201 to Kanata. Marco Borrello scored the OsgoodeRichmond goal from Will Hunter and Antonio Caparelli. On Jan. 15, the Romans lost to Cumberland 5-2. Will Hunter and Antonio Caparelli scored for the Romans with assists going to Xavier Walrond, Nathan Gillingham and Shaun Clost had assists. On Jan. 17, Jalen Pawalek had a shutout but the Romans could not score as they tied Leitrim 0-0.

Minor Bantam B

The Stittsville Rams defeated the Romans 4-2 in Richmond Jan. 13.

Osgoode-Richmond Romans’ goalie Peter Blythe makes a pad save on Nepean Raiders’ Adam Wiseman as his Romans’ teammate Jake Fisher (18) attempts to clear the crease during a Minor Peewee Rep-B contest played at the Minto Recreation Complex in Barrhaven on Sunday, January 21. Messenger photo by Mike Carroccetto

Dylan Shouldice scored both Romans goals with Connor Gorman and Nicholas Ferguson adding assists.

Major Bantam B

Trevor Christie had three goals and an assist and Carter Edwards had two goals and an assist as the Romans beat Kanata 9-3 in Kanata Jan. 10. Thomas Fulton and Mitchell Cross had a goal and two assists, and Nolan Edwards had a goal and as assist. Max Bush also scored and Robert Allen added an assist in the win. Noah Jackson was the winning goalie. On Sat., Jan. 13 in Beckwith, Noah Jackson had the shutout as the Romans blanked the Mississippi Thunder Kings 4-0. Nolan Edwards had a goal and an assist, with Nolan Downey, Mitchell Cross and Camren Lacelle also scoring. Carter Edwards had two assists with Mitchell Beacom, Robert Allen and Preston Martin earning one as-

sist each. On Jan. 14, the Romans doubled the Ottawa West Golden Knights 4-2 in Osgoode. Nolan Edwards scored two goals with Carter Edwards had a goal and three assists. Trevor Christie also scored. Mitchell Cross had two assists with one each going to Mitchell Beacom, Robert Allen and Max Bush picking up one assist each. Noah Jackson earned the win in goal.

Minor Midget B

The Romans were edged by the Cumberland Grads 2-1 in Osgoode Jan. 11. Justin Dagenais scored both Osgoode-Richmond goals, with Curtis Bell, Owen Richardson, Damien Simmonds and Ryan McLennan earning assists. On Jan. 13 in Beckwith, the Romans lost 6-1 to Stittsville. Cam Sherrer scored from Connor Vanluit. On Jan. 14, the Jets defeated the Romans 4-1 in Osgoode. James

Griesbach scored for the Romans from Damien Simmonds and Billy Sample. On Jan. 17, the Romans got two goals and an assist from Ryan MacLennan in a 5-4 win over Ottawa West. Jack Gillis and Calum Payne each had a goal and an assist, with Connor Vanluit also scoring. Curtis Bell, Owen Richardson, Damien Simmonds, Noel Klassen and Hugh Nixon had assists. Liam Antile was the winning goalie.

Major Midget B

Nolan Holmes scored an unassisted goal in the second period as the Romans tied the Ottawa West Golden Knights 1-1 Jan. 8 in Osgoode. On Jan. 14 in Osgoode, Nolan Holmes scored in the third period from Kyle Beaumont and Jared Downey to give the Romans a 3-2 over Casselman. Nick Belli scored a pair of goals for the Romans with Matt Benning and Josh Arts picking up assists. Eric Lorenz was the winning goalie.


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Lanark Carleton Minor Hockey League Results Major Novice A

Jan 21 – Richmond 7 Stittsville#2 2 (Richmond scorers – Joshua Quarrington 3G 2A, Kevin Zhu 3G 1A, Mason Mullins 3A, Jack Kean 1G 1A, Caiden Rainville 2A, Paul Grozelle 1A, Winning goalie – Taylor Stanton)

Major Novice B

Jan. 13 – Osgoode-Rideau#3 2 Stittsville#2 1 (OR scorers – Clavin Smith 1G 1A, Russell Priaulx 1G, Charlie Williams 1A, winning goalie – Connor Dey) Jan. 15 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 2 Perth Lanark 2 (OR scorers – Ethan Smith 1G, Jackson VanderVecht 1G, Olivier Hotte 1A, William Dolinki 1A) Jan. 16 – Richmond#1 5 Stittsville#5 2 (Richmond scorers – Emerson Dychkawych 3G 1A, Cullen Ralph 1G 1A, Nolan Poirier 1G, Ryder Paradis 1A, winning goalie – Bronson Black) Jan. 18 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 3 Almonte 3 (OR scorers – Hugo Lowery 2G, Gavin Snider 1G, Preston Harvey 1A, Joshua Clark 1A) Jan. 19 – Stittsville#1 4 Richmond#2 2 (Richmond scorers – Zachary Rotar 2G, Phoenix Watt 1A, Jack Wallace 1A, Jack Bendall 1A) Jan. 20 – Richmond#2 4 Stittsville #2 4 (Richmond scorers – Jack Wallace 2G, Mackenzie White 1G, Tommy Forster 1G, Phoenix Watt 1A, Owen Barclay 1A, Trinity Donovan 1A) Jan. 20 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 3 Perth Lanark 0 (OR scorers – Preston Harvey 1G, Graham Falsetto 1G, Liam Hogan 1G, Gavin Snider 1A, Evan Gregory 1A, shutout – Kaiden Ames) Jan. 20 – Osgoode Rideau#1 2 Stittsville#4 2 (OR scorers – Ethan Smith 1G, Olivier Hotte 1G) Jan. 21 – West Carleton#3 5 Richmond#1 3 (Richmond scorers – Nolan Poirier 1G 2A, Ryder Paradis 1G 1A, Simon St-Pierre 2A, Emerson Dychkawych 1G, Colt Hobbs 1A)

Novice C

Jan. 12 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 4 Richmond 2 (OR scorers – Deklan Watson 1G 1A, Finley Little 1G, Owen Antonucci 1G, Parker Kelly 1G, Justin Gallinger 1A, Aiden Murphy 1A, Morgan Bowles 1A, winning goalie – Braden Bachmann. Richmond scorers – Brett Harris 1G, Samantha Covey 1G, Jonah Richer 1A, Mark Scouten 1A) Jan. 13 – Stittsville#3 6 Osgoode-Rideau#2 1 (OR scorers – Owen Antinucci 1G, Deklan Watson 1A) Jan. 14 – Stittsville#2 1 Osgoode-Rideau#2 0 Jan. 16 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 4 West Carleton#2 1 (OR scorers – Jack Brockway 2G 1A, Declan O;Halloran 1G 1A, Shane Saunders 2A, Dex Hawley 1G, winning goalie – Nate Ostapyk) Jan. 17 – Osgoode-Rdieau#2 2 Richmond 0 (OR scorers – Owen Antonucci 2G, shutout – Braden Buchmann) Jan. 20 – Osgoode=Rdieau#2 2 Carleton Place 2 (OR scorers – Owen Antonucci 2A, Diesel Wehbe 1G, Finley Little 1G) Jan. 20 – West Carleton#1 3 Osgoode-Rdieau#1 0 Jan. 21 – WestCarleton#2 6 Richmond 0

Atom A

Jan. 13 – Richmond 3 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (Richmond scorers – Jacob Visutski 2G, Patrick Leveque 1G 1A, Liam O’Brien 1A, Nicholas Conway 1A, winning goalie – Reid Wilson. OR scorers – Kazmir Drewniak 1G, Colter Cranston 1A) Jan. 14 – Stittsville#1 2 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (OR scorers – Torin Kelley 1G, Owen McDonald 1A) Jan. 15 – Richmond 4 Perth Lanark 2 (Richmond scorers – Nicholas Conway 2G, Liam O’Brien 1G, Logan Billette 1G,

Benjamin McGillis 1A, winning goalie – Reid Wilson) Jan. 21 – Richmond 5 Osgoode-Rideau 3 (Richmond scorers – Logan Billette 4G, Cale Owen 3A, Nicholas Conway 1G, Pagrick Leveque 1A, Frederick White 1A, winning goalie – Reid Wilson. OR scorers – Benjamin Gagnon 2G, Dylan Bain 2A, Torin Kelley 1G, Connor Baker 1A, Lucas Harrison 1A)

Atom B

Jan. 13 – Richmond#2 2 West Carleton 2 (Richmond scorers – Brennan Poirier 1G 1A, Hayden Larkin 1G) Jan. 13 – Stittsville#2 3 Richmond#3 0 Jan. 13 – Stittsville#3 7 Osgoode-Rideau#2 3 (OR scorers – Cooper Godard 1G 1A, Max Park 1G 1A, Owen stock 1G, Kaelen Larsen 1A) Jan. 13 – Carleton Place#2 4 Osgoode-Rideau#1 3 (OR scorers – Duncan Olthof 1G 1A, Carter Richardson 1G, Troy Dudek 1G) Jan. 14 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 3 Carleton Place 2 (OR scorers – Duncan Olthof 1G 1A, Felix Mathieson 1G 1A, Damon Trott 1G, Declan Hill 1A, Taylor Whelan 1A, winning goalies – Dan Spence, Dean Pilieci) Jan. 14 – Richmond#3 6 Osgoode-Rideau#2 1 (Richmond scorers – Noah Easy 3G 1A, Jesse Woolsey 1G 3A, Tyler Morrow 1G 1A, Marcus Easton 1G 1A, Sabrina Belyea 1A, Charlotte Cathcart 1A, Dominik Dawson 1A, Wyatt Kavanagh 1A, winning goalie – Camden Wright. OR scorers – Owen Stock 1G, Spencer Carroll 1A) Jan. 14 – Richmond#1 2 Stittsville#2 1 (Richmond scorers – Connel Browne 1G 1A, Danica Winger 1G, Hana Jones 1A, Anne Cousineau 1A, winning goalie – Benjamin Wright) Jan. 16 – Stittsville#1 5 Osgoode-Rideau#1 2 (OR scorers – Carter Richardson 1G, Duncan Olthof 1G, Troy Dudek 1A, Ryan Kearns 1A) Jan. 17- Carleton Place#2 5 Richmond#2 2 (Richmond scorers – Hayden Larkin 1G, Aidan McCluskey 1G, Preston Bartley 1A, Adam McGauley 1A, Dawson Thompson-Lambon) Jan. 20 – Richmond#2 4 Lanark#2 2 (Richmond scorers – Preston Bartley 1G, Hayden Larkin 1G, Noah Nemchin 1G, Aidan McCluskey 1G, Griffin Moodie 1A, Jackson Aumont 1A, Sean Dunn 1A) Jan. 20 – Stittsville#2 2 Richmond#3 1 (Richmond scorers – Carter Sul 1G, Wyatt Kavanagh 1A)

Atom C

Jan. 13 – Carleton Place 6 Richmond 1 (Richmond scorers – Aiden McLean 1G, Kieran Hickey 1A, Austin Sills 1A) Jan. 14 – Richmond 2 Stittsville#2 2 (Richmond scorers – Liam Henderson 1G 1A, O. Byrne 1G 1A, Nicho Bonetti 2A) Jan. 19 – Almonte-Pakenham 9 Richmond 1 (Richmond scorers – O Byrne 1G, Brody Munro 1A, Austin Sills 1A) Jan. 20 – Stittsville#1 5 Osgoode-Rideau 2 (OR scorers – Matthew Fluegel 1G, Ayden Volpato 1G, Ethan Clark 1A) Jan. 21 – Carleton Place 2 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (OR scorers – Ayden Volpato 1G, Matthew Fleugel 1A) Pee Wee A Jan. 13 – West Carleton 1 Osgoode-Rideau 0 Jan. 20 – Stittsville#2 5 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (OR scorers – Gavin Legault 1G. Lukas Vander Vecht 1A)

Pee Wee B

Jan. 13 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 3 Richmond 1 (OR – Jacody Starr 2G, George Myles 1G, Travis Ball 1A, Koji Egner 1A, Kyer Plouffe 1A, Connor Diffey 1A, winning goalie – Alex Panchuk. Richmond – Cameron Huber 1G, Connor McKellar 1A, Callum Schrader 1A) Jan. 14 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 4 Stittsville#5 4 (OR – Thomas White 2G, Julian McCullogh 1G 1A, Thomas Dale 1G,

Matthew Roy-LeBlanc of the Osgoode-Rideau Senators and Isabella Belyea of the Richmond Royals battle for a loose puck during their LCMHL Atom B game Sun., Jan. 14. Jeff Morris photo

Ethan McMaster 1A, Deklan Tremblay 1A, Parker Mason 1A, Ben Alguire 1A, Luke Rodger 1A) Jan. 14 – Perth Lanakrk#1 4 Osgoode-Rideau#3 2 (OR – Clark Priaulx 1G 1A, Sam Nicholson 1G, Colin Harrison 1A, Torin Kelley 1A) Jan. 14 – Osgoode-Rdieau#2 3 Richmond 1 (OR – Griffin Spicer 1G, Jeffrey Huang 1G, James Yang 1G, George Myles 1A, Jacody Starr 1A, Kyler Plouffe 1A, Conor Diffey 1A, winning goalie – Alex Panchuk. Richmond – Tyler Osborne 1G, Jesse arts 1A) Jan. 19 – Stittsville#3 8 Osgoode-Rideau#3 3 (OR – Clark Priaulx 1G, Sam Nicholson 1G, Dustin Vriend 1G)

Pee Wee C

Jan. 13 – Stittsville#1 7 Osgoode-Rideau 4 (OR – Carson Heath 2G 1A, Vincent Langlois 1G 1A, Jayce Vergette 1G, Liam Mooney 1A, Morgan McEwen 1A) Jan. 13 – Richmond 5 Stittsville#2 1 (Richmond – Austin Nemchin 2G, Shane McLean 1G 1A, Evan Fulcher 1G 1A, Anthoney Covey 2A, Nicholas Pistor 1G, Lloyd Sample 1A, Dylan Wright 1A, winning goalies – Jacob Walker, Payton Shields) Jan. 14 – Richmond 2 Stittsville#1 2 (Richmond – Julien Cousineau 1G, Shane McLean 1G, Austin Nemchin 1A, Cameron Nimmo 1A, Nicholas Pistor 1A) Jan. 15 – Richmond 3 West Carleton 3 (Richmond – Julien Cousineau 1G, Lucas Collins 1G, Evan Fulcher 1G, Lloyd Sample 1A, Shane McLean 1A) Jan. 19 – Richmond 8 Almonte Pakenham 3 (Richmond – Evan Fulcher 2G 3A, Austin Nemchin 2G 3A, Nicholas Pistor 4A, Lucas Collins 2G 1A, Dylan Wright 1G 1A, Shane McLean 1G, Justin Cousineau 1A, winning goalies – Payton Shields, Jacob Walker) Jan. 20 – Richmond 2 Almonte Pakenham 2 (Richmond – Islington Dychkawych 1G, Evan Fulcher 1G, Dylan Wright 1A, Lucas Collins 1A, Chase McManus 1A)

Bantam A

Jan. 14 – Richmond 2 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (Richmond –

William Cook 2A, Ryan Clarke 1G, Cameron Ferguson 1G, Nelson Coughlan 1A, Ryan Visutski 1A, winning goalie – Ashton Campbell. OR – Joey Harrison 1G, Brennan McCabe 1A) Jan. 17 – Stittsville#1 4 Osgoode Rideau 2 (OR – Rory Stone 1G, Aidan Stringer 1G, Xavier Carty 1A, Cole Priaulx 1A) Jan. 20 – Stittsville#2 4 Osgoode Rideau 1 (OR –Cole Priaulx 1G, Brennan McCabe 1A, Joey Harrison 1A) Jan. 21 – West Carleton 8 Osgoode Rideau 0

Bantam B

Jan. 13 – Richmond#2 3 West Carleton#3 2 (Richmond – Chase Scharf 2G 1A, Kyle King 1G 1A, Cameron Beresford 1A, Simon St. Jean 1A) Jan. 17 – Stittsville#5 5 Richmond#1 1 (Richmond – Jack Foster 1G, Cole Darbyson 1A) Jan. 18 – Almonte-Pakenham#2 5 Osgoode-Rideau#1 0 Jan. 18 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 3 Carleton Place 1 (OR – L. Lavoie 1G 1A, A Picard 1G, J Loy 1G, E Runolfson 1A) Jan. 19 – Almonte-Pakenham#2 6 Osgoode-Rideau 1 (OR – Nicholas Repaci 1G, Jacob Morrison 1A) Jan. 19 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 4 Stittsville#6 1 (OR – J Loy 1G 2A, E Runolfson 1G 1A, S Helmer 1G, W Barrett 1G, A Picard 1A, N Brousseau 1A, O Churchill 1A, winning goalie – A Collier) Jan. 20 – Osgoode-Rideau#2 4 Richmond#2 0 (OR – J Loy 1G 3A, J Larsen 2G, L Lavoie 1G 1A, N Brousseau 2A, S Helmer 1A, shutout – A Collier) Jan. 20 – Richmond#1 3 Stittsville#6 2 (Richmond – Kadin Jones 1G, Michael Houston 1G, Bobby Neff 1G, James Sample 1A, Owen Fulcher 1A, winning goalie – Nathan Francis) Jan. 20 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 8 West Carleton#2 1 (OR – Nathan Trstenjak 4A, Nicholas 3G, Brayden Moffatt 2G 1A, Nolan Whitby 1G 2A, Matthew Bellefeuille 2A, Dylan Finlay 1A, Spencer Tiedemann 1A, Benjamin Niedert 1A, winning goalie – Jacob Morrison)

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Jan. 13 – Stittsville 5 Richmond 2 (Richmond – Jacob Lachance 2A, Josh Fournier 1G, Tyler Ayotte 1G, Noah Bouchard 1A, Jack Lawn 1A) Jan. 17 – Osgoode-Rideau 2 Richmond 0 (OR – Trevor Gorman 1G, Ryan Dodsworth 1G, Ethan Ives 1A, Mason Petersen 1A, Will Spraggs 1A, Cole Poirier 1A, shutout – Jakob Rowsell) Jan. 19 – Richmond 6 Stittsville 4 (Richmond – Jake Oracheski 3G 1A, Braydon Lepine 1G 1A, Jacob Lachance 2A, Chance Lannan 1G, Jack Lawn 1G, Josh Fournier 1A, Wade Bradford 1A, Brady Sterling 1A, Tyler Ayotte 1A)

Midget B

Jan. 16 – Osgoode-Rideau#1 5 Osgoode-Rideau#2 2

(OR#1 – George Gibbons 1G 2A, Dylan MacDonald 2G, Colin Doyle 1G 1A, Mason MacFarlane 2A, Nolan Duff 1G, Jason Finlay 1A, Brian Forrester 1A, winning goalie – Dylan Stephenson. OR#2 – Jordan Lamb 1G 1A, Spencer Snedden 1A, Caelan McCulloch 1A) Jan. 16 – Stittsville#1 3 Osgoode-Rideau#3 1 (OR#3 – Rory Smith 1G, Russell Tweedie 1A) Jan. 19 – Stittsville#2 5 Osgoode-Rideau#2 4 (OR – Jason Freeman 1G 2A, Spencer Snedden 1G 1A, Jacob Freeman 1G, Aiden Coyle 1G, Bennet Harvey 1A, Blake Lavoie 1A, Liam McGuire 1A, Spencer Hanes 1A) Jan. 19 – Stittsville#4 6 Richmond#1 3 (Richmond – Kurt Heckman 1G 2A, Alex Cousineau 1G 1A, Curtis Herman 1G, Grace Kinkade 1A, William Gault 1A, Brendan Brownlee 1A)

Jan. 20 – Richmond#2 5 Stittsville#2 3 (Richmond – Owen Hale 2G 1A, Josh Yake 1G 1A, Jacob Henkel 2A, Carter Nordskog 2A, Dylan Scott 2A, Ben Winger 1G, Kurtis Duffy 1G, winning goalie Jayden Findlay) Jan. 20 – Osgoode-Rideau#3 4 West Carleton#2 3 (OR – Caelan Elson 2G, Russell Tweedie 1G, Rory Smith 1G, Tom Burnside 1A, Liam Nesbit 1A, Henry Burnside 1A, Sam Smith 1A, winning goalie – Naida Duffett)

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More than 500 brave frigid temperatures at annual Richmond Run road races By Jeff Morris More than 500 runners braved the temperatures in the minus-20s with wind chills in the minus30s at the 2018 Richmond Road Race at South Carleton High School. The event, which took place Sun., Jan. 14, drew many local runners as well as runners from throughout Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. “Six months ago, we had runs where the temperatures were above 30 degrees and even approaching 40,” said Al McCartney of Run Ottawa. “And here

we are today, with more than a 50-degree difference. You have to really praise the runners for their dedication to overcome the weather.” Olivia MacCaskill of Kanata, who runs for the Ottawa Lions Club, was the first to cross the finish line. She placed first in the 5km race in 19:51.0. She beat the top male finisher – her father, Ken – by 22.2 seconds. Kayla Jones was third and Britt Halverson was fourth, meaning that three of the top four finishers among the 244 5km runners were female. As MacCaskill crossed

the finish line, she had frost on her face and eye lids. “I have never run a race in cold weather like this before,” she said. “Once we got going, you find a rhythm and you stop thinking about it.” MacCaskill said that although it was her first race in temperatures that extreme, she has run in cold weather before. “We ran a few times in the cold weather over the Christmas holidays as we were getting ready for this race,” she said. In the 10km race, Patrick Saunders of Rockland

finished first with a time of 35:52.6. Michael Blois was second, Ralph Werner was third and Scott Henry was fourth. The first female across the finish line was Maureen Mahoney, who finished seventh with a time of 37:55.5. Alexandra Haynes was right behind her with a time of 37:59.3. Runners and volunteers were able to use the South Carleton High School facilities to stay warm before and after the races. Olivia MacCaskill was the first to cross the finish line in the 5km run. Messenger photo by Jeff Morris

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g n i r u Bachelor and bachelorette ideas! t a e F Six reasons to dine out this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. One of the more popular methods of spending time with a romantic partner is over a delicious meal at a nice restaurant. Statistics Brain says that 34.6 percent of Valentine’s Day celebrants in the United States dine outside of the home, making this day dedicated to couples one of the most popular days to dine out all year. Dining out on Valentine’s Day helps to make the day more special, and the fol-

lowing are a number of additional reasons why couples should enjoy a meal out on the town this February 14. 1. Embrace the chance to try new foods. Dining out gives individuals the opportunity to try new cuisine they may not attempt at home. This is a chance to expand flavor profiles and give something new a chance. 2. Enjoy creative plating. Many restaurants expend extra effort on presentation on Valentine’s Day, dressing the plates with special garnish or with a unique presentation of the foods. Valentine’s Day

meals are often as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. Experiencing such visual masterpieces can add to the enjoyment of the night out. 3. Enjoy a night off from cooking. One of the biggest benefits of dining out on Valentine’s Day is enjoying an evening away from the kitchen. Heading out for a restaurant meal means no stressing over what to cook for dinner, no wrangling with ingredients and no postmeal cleanup. 4. Learn something new. Chefs and restaurants may

pull out all the stops for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Diners may learn more about exotic foods and wine pairings on Valentine’s Day than they might when dining out on less popular nights. 5. Beat the winter blues. For much of the country, Valentine’s Day occurs during a time of year when winter is at its most harsh. Wintertime can be isolating as many people spend increased hours indoors to avoid inclement weather. Dining out gives couples the opportunity to get some fresh air and



dine in a social environment that can help buoy spirits. 6. Jump start other activities. Dining at a restaurant may be the precursor to other things to come on Valentine’s Day. While out, couples may opt to head to a movie, enjoy some local live theater or stroll through a museum gallery. A good meal can make for the perfect starter to a memorable Valentine’s Day. Dining out on Valentine’s Day is a tradition that can benefit couples in various ways and make an already special holiday that much more memorable.


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