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Ontario investing to keep impaired drivers off the road year-round

The Ontario government announced that it is providing police services across the province with the resources they need to combat crime and keep communities safe by investing $195 million through the new Community Safety and Policing (CSP) Grant over the next three years. Of this significant investment, $13,836,060.06 is being given to the Ottawa Police Service, giving them the necessary tools and resources to enable deployment of frontline officers where and when they are needed most, while supporting community policing initiatives that focus on local priorities such as community policing and more police presence in rural Ottawa. This support will play a crucial role

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

in strengthening community safety in Ottawa, including rural Ottawa, while at the same time supporting hardworking frontline officers. Our government is addressing the concerns of our community. That’s why we believe in putting resources directly into the hands of the Ottawa Police Service. They are the experts in maintaining public safety and the primary partner in keeping Ottawa’s communities safe. The CSP Grant provides police services with the necessary tools and resources

to enable deployment of frontline officers where and when they are needed most, as well as support police services as they implement public safety and community policing initiatives that focus on local or provincial priorities. Additionally, the Ottawa Police Service will receive $52,786.24 in funding through the province’s Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) Grant to help detect impaired drivers and keep our streets and highways safe. This investment is part of the government’s investment of $2.4 million recently announced that will enable a total of 172 police services across the province to carry out this important road safety mission throughout the year.

With this funding, local police service will be able to conduct regular roadside spot-checks and education campaigns needed to detect impaired drivers and keep our roads safe. It will help pay for cover sworn officers’ overtime and paid duty RIDE activities. In the last decade in Ontario, more than 1,700 lives have been lost and over 25,000 people injured in collisions involving an impaired driver. With the legalization of recreational cannabis last year, roadside spot-checks have proven even more crucial. Quick Facts • Police services will be required to report annually on the outcomes of initiatives, such as an increase in support for front-line officers and/or an increase in

community safety and wellbeing, for both the local and provincial priorities funding streams of the CSP grant program. • The CSP Grants build on the $105.4 million both the provincial and federal governments have invested to date to combat gun and gang violence across the province through the Ontario Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy. • All municipal and First Nations police services and OPP municipal contract locations are eligible for funding under the RIDE grant program. • Drivers who are found to be driving while impaired will face penalties immediately. They may also face additional consequences later if they are convicted in

court. Impaired driving penalties can vary depending on the driver’s age, licence type, the amount of alcohol or drugs in their system, and how many times they have been convicted.

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Poilievre demands Fall Update with reforms to restart economy Conservative Shadow Finance Minister Pierre Poilievre has called on the government to urgently present a Fall Economic Update with reforms to restart Canada’s teetering economy. The call comes as 71,000 Canadians lost their jobs in November, and 13,200 Canadians became insolvent in October, a 13 per cent annual jump to the highest number in a decade. Nearly half of Canadians are less than $200 from insolvency. Five G8 countries have a significantly lower un-

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employment rates than does Canada, including Japan, Germany, the U.S., Russia and the United Kingdom. In fact, the only two G8 countries with higher unemployment than Canada are France and Italy, whose socialist policies the Trudeau government is trying hard to emulate. This is nothing new. Canada’s unemployment rate has been above the G8 average every year since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office. Growth numbers are no better. The United States

outgrew Canada for three of the last four years and is projected to outgrow us by 50 percent. “Canada needs an urgent economic update to do three things: 1) Cut taxes for workers and small businesses to jumpstart the economy; 2) Reassure investors with a reasonable plan to phase out the deficit in the medium term; 3) Free entrepreneurs to grow and succeed, by eliminating unneeded rules and regulations that hold our economy back.”

Committee considers budget for agriculture and rural affairs

The City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee approved its portion of Draft Budget 2020, which commits $6.3 million to renew rural infrastructure, including roads, bridges and culverts. Added to rural investments approved by other Committees, the City would invest a combined total of about $43 million in rural infrastructure, up from a four-year annual average of $39.7 million. The Committee approved an additional $1.8 million to fund

construction of a new community building in the rural west. The Committee considered the priorities and actions for this Term of Council that fall under its mandate. Under the proposed priority of economic growth and diversification, the City would develop and adopt a new Official Plan that envisions growth in Ottawa that fosters business investment, employment opportunities and liveable communities. The City would also develop and implement a Rural Eco-

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LRT, bussing and roads are top priorities for 2020

It’s the beginning of a New Year and a new decade. I am looking forward to my work in Ward 22 in 2020 with fresh eyes and renewed energy. There are five critical issues I plan to focus on. The first is LRT and bussing. I know so many of you are being inconvenienced every day, relying on buses that are late or don’t show up, or you’re freezing at Tunney’s or Hurdman waiting for a connection to get you home. After complaining long and loud some additional runs on Routes 75, 80, 99, and the 200 series along with express buses from Tunney’s to Fallowfield went into service January 3rd. It should solve


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some issues, but so much still must be done to improve Ottawa’s bus network. I will be monitoring the changes and demanding tweaks based on your experiences. My second priority is roads, or should I say the state of our roads. After years of underfunding by the city, I am pleased will be spending $51 million resurfacing Ottawa’s roads, up from $43.8 million in 2019. I know much more

is needed, and I will be working on getting more money into repairing our crumbling roads. The rate of development and construction in our fastgrowing ward continues to worry me. I have been pushing back on new development applications, pressuring builders to incorporate more parking with each new unit so that streets in new subdivisions don’t end up being parking lots. I have also been working with the City’s Traffic Department to eliminate one-side street parking in new neighbourhoods to alleviate congestion on residential streets. This will improve the ability of snowplows to clear side streets during the winter

months. I will be looking at changing Ottawa’s development charge process to allow the City to collect development charges at the beginning of the development process instead of at the end. Building roads and intersections at the same time as new homes will help reduce traffic congestion and help reduce commute times. I continue to promote remote worksites for government employees. I have reached out to Catherine McKenna, our new Federal Minister of Infrastructure, to see what the Federal Government can do to help build and operate these remote worksites in Ward 22. It makes sense to allow employees to work

closer to home. It’s the only way to reduce the volume of traffic during our morning and afternoon commutes. Lastly, I am committed to ensuring we get Stage two LRT right. The Trillium line that will run from downtown to Limebank Station will be a game-changer for the south end. But we don’t want to repeat mistakes that have been made at Stage 1 stations, like poor shelter from the elements, slippery floors and platforms that are too narrow. I ask for your help with this. That’s why I will host a Community Information Session on Wednesday, February 5th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Rideauview Community Center, at 4310

Shoreline Drive. Come and see the Stage 2 plans and station layouts. Staff will be on hand to discuss the Riverside South Secondary Plan, which governs how the community will develop and grow. Planning staff will also attend to discuss the new recreation complex coming to Riverside South. This Rec Center, with an estimated cost of over $64 million, will serve the communities of Riverside South, East Barrhaven and Findlay Creek. 2020 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year. As your Councillor, I encourage you to take the opportunity to join the planning and provide me with feedback as much as possible.

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Seven Tales for Seven Teachings wows St. Mark students

For St. Mark High School students, it was a day they will not likely forget. Guest speaker Daniel Richer visited the school in December, speaking to two different groups in the school library about his Indigenous heritage, and the lessons he learned from his culture and his ancestors. “It is more important to listen than to talk,” he told the group at the end of his captivating and entertaining presentation. “The Creator gave us two eyes and two ears, but only one mouth. That’s because we learn more by watching and listening than we do by speaking.” Richer’s presentation, Seven Tales for Seven Teachings, featured seven interactive stories that involved stories from his Elders and his past, along with animals, and interactive lessons. His stories were raw – laced with humour and sadness – but also interactive and thoroughly entertaining. All had the common themes of love and respect, while providing tools for daily life.

Richer is an actor and story-teller of Abenaki origin. The Abenaki are an Indigenous tribe and First Nation. Originating in what is now Quebec, the Maritimes, and the New England Region of the United States, they are one of the Algonquianspeaking peoples of North America. Richer, studied in Canada, the U.S., France and Britain. For the past twenty-five years he has played on many stages and cried for many great events and even though he has been quite successful, an emptiness remained: finding his roots plus learning and sharing the First Nation tradition of oral communication. Richer doesn’t limit himself to the Abenaki culture but loves to explore all of the tribes and Nations of North America, he also takes the time to learn about the people and their customs so that the tales can be seen in their proper colors. One of the darkest moment in Canada’s history with regards to its Indigenous people was in the 1960s and

what is often referred to as the 60s Scoop. “We would risk going to prison just for speaking our language or passing down the lessons of our culture and history,” Richer told the students. “Luckily, we had whisperers. They would keep our culture, our language, and our teachings alive at night when no one was around to hear.” Richer also told of many Indigenous contributions, specifically to medicine. Cough medicine and aspirin were among the natural Indigenous medicines. “My grandmother never went to a drug store or a pharmacy,” he said. “All of our medications were always home made.” Another contribution of aboriginal North American culture is sign language, now widely used for people with hearing impairments. “There were basic signs that were used for tribes with different dialects to communicate with each other,” he said. He taught many of the signs to the students.

Abenaki First Nation story-teller Daniel Richer was a welcomed guest at St. Mark High School in December. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO

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time with family, volunteer more, or spend less We are all going to be taking a self-inventory of time on social media? ourselves and decide that it is time to improve our The tradition of the New Year’s Resolution dates The votes were lined up like the Rockettes on the Apollo Theatre stage. Messenger Editorial lives through the fruitless ritual of the New Year’s way back. Our good friend Wikipedia tells us that But there was one dancer out of line. Resolution. the Babylonians made promCarol Anne Meehan sat through the December Agriculture and Rural Affairs How many of you will sit ises to their gods at the start Committee meeting and thoroughly absorbed the impressive, detailed presentation and think about how to set FROM THE OTHER of each year that they would made by the more than 30 residents of North Gower who oppose the zoning bylaw change that would allow a 22-metre-high mega warehouse project at Highway 416 yourself up for failure over the return borrowed objects and With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to on what it meansDrive. to be Canadian. andreflect Roger Stevens next week? pay their debts. The RomDo we take being Canadian for granted? The other councillors sat through the presentation as well, but it appeared as I know I do. I do it over, ans would begin each new Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us Jeffrey Morris look upon immigrants opportunists, not wanting to give but though their minds and hadrefugees been asmade up well in advance to support Broccolini and their and over, and over. New Year’s year by making promises to very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you zoning application. Eve may as well be Groundthe god Janus, for whom the attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by NepeanSo what that mean forTeresa the former CTV Ottawa Carleton MPdoes Pierre Poilievre at Mother High School in Barrhaven last News Anchor-turned rookie hog Day. Okay, so maybe one month of January is named. month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every politician? of this year’s resolutions should be fewer movie How cool would it be to have a month named new Canadian. IsThey Carol Anne Meehan a rogue understand, perhaps better than allcouncillor? of us, what it means to be references. after you? Canadian. Or is she a voice of reason and a breath of fresh air? So how can the rest of us have that feeling? This week, I was thinking Bev about writing someJefftober. McRae photo The vary depending The answers Conservativewill government has a solid idea. on whom you pose those questions to. thing funny about New Year’s Resolutions. I looked Note to self – another good resolution is to not At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Meehan narrowly edged Michael Qaqish in the last municipal election rep- garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s ing teacher/volunteer with to a memorial and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalup some of the more bizarre ones. Okay, so maybe let your ADHD take over your column. Left to right, MCNSwas Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a supresent Ward a tolot – a lot of it playground. unwarranted – and lenging middle22. and Qaqish high schooltook students takeof thecriticism citizenship test. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. my second resolution should be to be less predictIn medieval times, knights would take a “peaThe Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the branded by the media as a Jim Watson Yes Man. Meehan joined the race late and COUNCIL Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the able. And, honestly, as way out there as some of cock vow” each year to re-affirm their commitwanted a new ofvoice to the always been a voice that is welRights to andbring Responsibilities Citizenship and table. then takeIta has mock not citizenship you tell me I can be in this column sometimes, the ment to chivalry. 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Do Mayor and Councillors represent us, or the developers? The Editor, Well, our mayor and his bobble headed yes councillors (I’m looking at you, Scott Moffatt) are clearly set on destroying our communities. Developers are given free rein from this mayor and

no one stands up to him. The newest travesty is outlined in the Messenger, Dec 6. A multi-unit project is being proposed within Manotick. This development which Mayor Watson will ensure gets

approval has submitted to the city for, 1) an official amendment, 2) an amendment to the Manotick Secondary Plan, and 3) an amendment for the zoning bylaw, for 14 units on land zoned for single family swellings.

The street currently has single family dwellings, yet if this goes through (and it will), there will be 11 homes with a height of three storeys. Why have an official plan, a secondary plan and zoning bylaw if Mayor Watson

can single handily override all of that? Why? I demand an investigation into Mayor Watson’s dealings with, and his contacts with developers in this city who he has unfailingly supports over the interests of Ottawans.

Scott Moffatt, who supports Watson’s every move, should also be investigated. We don’t pay them to support developers’ interests. Judy Hill, Manotick

Once Moffatt gets his marching orders, nothing can stop him The Editor, As expected, Scott Moffatt has folded like a cheap card table when pressured to make a decision on the now-infamous Broccolini warehouse in North Gower. He could have stood up for his constituents (and the current zoning as written) but he decided to go with Broccolini instead. That begs the question, whatever will he do after the next municipal election? I don’t think there’s much of a market for professional politicians in Ontario who have a history of ignoring the wishes of their constituents in favour of Montreal-based developers. Perhaps he can go on to a career lob-





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bying for SNC Lavalin or Broccolini Construction? I have to confess to a grudging kind of respect for Scott Moffatt, because he never allows common sense or logic to cloud his judgement. When instructed by staff as to how to proceed--whether it’s SNC Lavalin’s bid on LRT2 or Broccolini’s absurd warehouse--he steadfastly refuses to be thrown off course. Once he’s received his marching orders, nothing can stop him! In the case of the Broccolini warehouse, common sense and logic are telling everyone (except Scott and city staff, apparently) that building a giant warehouse with thousands of employees

in a part of the city that has no access to municipal sewer and water services is not simply naive, it’s downright stupid. Broccolini was already pushing the envelope with the Amazon warehouse, which has a fraction of the number of employees but is connected to municipal water. That facility draws nothing from the local aquifer and in that respect, no one in the vicinity will

see their well imperiled because of their proximity to that facility. In the proposed North Gower warehouse, all of the projected water consumption of 276,220 litres per day must be drawn from the local aquifer. As we know from the consultant’s report in Broccolini’s application, city services are currently a distant 12 kilometers away, so if Broccolini’s warehouse impacts area wells, the

sewer services to the location, then invite bids from developers? Or, if Broccolini is in a big hurry, why not suggest that they build it somewhere that currently has the appropriate zoning and where those services can already be accessed. I’m told there is a ton of vacant industrial land at Boundary road at the 417. Andy Braid, Kars

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Hard work pays off for OTHS student-athlete and peer leader Name: Jordan Reynolds Age: 17



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Grade: 12 Parents: Brett and Dana Brother: Jack (15), Grade 10, Osgoode Township High Pet: Willow, Boston Terrier Pet Peeve: Slow Walkers Part-time Work: McDonalds Favourite Subjects: English What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I love reading books. That being said, I much prefer fiction over non-fiction. Reading is an easy escape, and when you find the perfect book, there is nothing quite like it.” Who are your favourite authors? “It is very difficult to

choose one author whose work I most enjoy. I’ll Give You The Sun, by Jandy Nelson is one of my favourite books of all-time. The book is just absolutely beautiful, and deals with many different characters and their stories. Another book that I couldn’t stop reading was Monday’s Not Coming, written by Tiffany D. Jackson. This book was impossible to put down. I just could not wait to find out what happened next. These are just a couple of the many books that I have loved over the years.” What is Your Greatest Accomplishment? “I think one of my greatest accomplishments was achieving a ninety percent average in grade nine. In elementary school I was always told that high school would be

a major adjustment. I was also never really a high academic achiever, so I was anxious to see how my grades would be affected during this transition. That being said, I really surprised myself in my grade nine year. I worked very hard in school, and at home studying. As my grades went up, I could see that all of my hard work was paying off. The transition from elementary school to grade nine was not exactly easy; however, achieving a ninety average really changed my perspective on things. I would still consider this one of my greatest accomplishments, because it showed me that I am capable of more than I give myself credit for. Hard work goes a long way.” School Activities: “I really enjoy being an involved and active member of the student body; so, this is something I try to accomplish. I have played girls touch football, and basketball throughout high school. I try my best to help out with Student Council, and I’m also a member of Link Crew. At my previous school I was

lucky enough to be a builder for Leadership Camp, and that was a really enjoyable experience.” Other Activities/Interests: “I love cooking, baking, and eating of course. I also love travel, and experiencing different communities and environments. However, an activity that is a huge part of my life, is basketball. I’ve been playing basketball since I was eight years old, and the past four of those years with my competitive team. I didn’t always enjoy basketball as much as I do now, but throughout the years I’ve learned a lot from it. It has improved my athletic ability, and also taught me what it means to be a part of a team. I am so fortunate to play as a member of Ottawa South Basketball. The girls I’ve had the honour of being teammates with throughout the years, have not only helped me in a team setting, but have been incredible friends and support systems. Not to mention my coaches, who have given me so many opportunities to improve my game, and taught me so much about the sport.”

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Jordan Reynolds is a Grade 12 student at Osgoode Township High School. She has excelled both in the classroom and on the basketball court. PHILL POTTER PHOTO Why did you get involved in what you do? “I try to go through high school with the mindset of having little to no regrets in the future. I have always heard adults talk about how they wish they had been more involved, or that they didn’t miss out on opportunities

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Could you imagine living in a paperless society?

Did you ever wonder what it was like a thousand years ago - what did they use to write on; paper? The first paper was developed by the Egyptians. To make it, they used the papyrus reed that grows on the banks of the Nile River. They split the stems of the reed, and laid them together to form a sheet. They soaked this in water and pressed it to form a smooth surface. Papyrus was used for writing on all over the civilized world. The Romans wrote their business and government records on papyrus. It was used by the Greek and Roman poets and

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other writers. In countries where there was no papyrus, grass and other plants were used and, later on, paper was made from linen rags by the Chinese. Today, we make paper out of trees; the wood is made of tiny fibres which are like fine hairs. To make paper we separate these wood fibres, and then put them together again in another form.

Today we go to the library, maybe you borrow an old fashioned book with paper pages but more likely an e-book - you pay your bills online, your paycheque or pension cheque is deposited directly into your bank account, only old fashioned people send birthday, anniversary or sympathy paper cards these days - all done by e-cards. You can read your morning paper on your computer, Blackberry, Android device or even your phone. You pay for the groceries, gas and just about everything else with a credit card or by direct debit card, why - you don’t even have to sign

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FOCUS continues from page 8 I had height, so basketball made sense. I am very grateful that they pushed me into it, because I would’ve been too nervous to try, and would have missed out on so much.” Career Goals: “I am not entirely sure of what I want to pursue as a career. As for university, I plan on continuing to explore my options. I have considered many possible careers, but I think I am most interested in those that involve working

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Chicks With Cheques raises $8K for Osgoode Care Centre Chicks With Cheques, a fundraising and networking reception, raised $8000 for the Osgoode Care Centre (OCC). The event was held Dec. 5 at the home of Cindy and Brian Johnston in Metcalfe. The 88 guests each donated $100 and enjoyed a cocktail soiree complete with hors d’oeuvres from the Black Dog Bistro in Manotick, charcuterie boards from Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer in Gloucester South, and a take-home gift from Carleton Mushroom Farm. Additional sponsorship was provided by Hicks Insurance and Centennial Management. All proceeds go toward the renovation and installation of a new kitchen at the Osgoode Care Centre. “Our goal is to raise $700,000 for the kitchen renewal and so far we have about one-third of that,”

explained Wendy Hill, Director of Resident and Family Services at OCC. The current kitchen, built in 1986, was designed to serve 70 residents and was fitted with second-hand equipment at that time. OCC presently has 100 residents and the kitchen equipment is now well beyond being outdated. “The evening was a fun way to raise awareness in the community as to the needs of the Osgoode Care Centre,” said Hill. “So many people have a loved one staying here so it’s a great way for them to support the OCC and have a fun evening.” The Johnstons have already agreed to host a similar event again next year. Another event is being held in the new year to support OCC’s kitchen update project. On Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., ‘Busting Out

The Brews’ will be held at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 York’s Corners Road, Edwards. Tickets are $40 and include local beer and wine, food selections from local chefs and businesses, live and silent auctions, and music by The Stone Face Sinners. For more information and tickets call OCC 613821-1034 x 231 or visit the Pronto Convenience Store in Russell or Metcalfe Variety.

Jane Schoones, Team Leader, Dundas and Stormont Community Food Share; Kristen Janz, Manager, Black Dog Bistro; Cindy Johnston, hostess; Wendy Hill, Director of Resident and Family Services, OCC; Laurie Richard, Coordinator of Giving, OCC.

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OUTDOOR BONFIRE Centennial Park Beginning at 6:30 p.m. RIDEAU SKATING CLUB EXHIBITION Manotick Arena 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. RIDEAU OSGOODE TIMBIT HOCKEY GAME Centennial Park – Outdoor Rink 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. DR. KABOOM CHILDREN’S SHOW Manotick Arena - Kiwanis Hall 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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coaches, and finished fourth in our division. It was a process of a two and a half week training camp, where we trained for four hours a day for eight days, being evaluated intensely. This was followed by three days of training, then a fourday competition in Halifax. We played at Dalhousie University in the Sportsplex, where the air-conditioning was broken. It was an excruciating 47 degrees. Despite the heat, this was an experience of a lifetime that taught me not just physical

and mental, but the importance of etiquette and sportsmanship. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.”

Activities/Interests: “The main interest is volleyball. I am on the 17U Girls HPA Team for the Mavericks Volleyball Club and enjoy it very much. We practice 3 or 4 times per week with 2 workouts. Some other sports I am interested in, are skiing, tennis, and running. Yet some sports I enjoy watching on TV, are basketball, soccer, gymnastics and hockey.” Why did you get Involved In what you do? “From 18 months until I was 11, I was a competitive gymnast at Tumblers Gymnastics Club in Orleans. At age 11 I was training

five hours a day – Monday to Friday, alongside many competitions throughout the year. With this, I was able to travel to Florida and Vegas for majors competitions, as well as locals here in Ottawa, Toronto, and participated in provincials in Windsor. All these years of training set a stable basis of athleticism, which helped in my sports now. After I decided to quit, I took a doctors ‘recommended year off’ due to a knee injury. This was very difficult, because I was so used to doing things all the time, so I became bored very quickly. When my knee had healed, I did a summer volleyball camp for fun with one of my friends from gymnastics. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided to try out for Club Volleyball. This was

Bryanna O’Grady played volleyball for Team Ontario in the 2019 Canada Cup in Halifax. PHILL POTTER PHOTO when I made my first team for the Mavericks and set off my

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Turning the page on a new decade as we enter a new one By Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa The New Year is an opportunity to look back on the year that has past and reflect on the year to come. It’s an opportunity to tally our successes and our challenges, revise or set new goals for ourselves or even establish New Year’s Resolutions. However, the 2020 New Year is a little more special than others, as we turn the page on the past decade and enter a new one. As Mayor of Ottawa, I have had the privilege of serving the residents of Ot-

tawa for almost the entire decade, and I’ve seen our beautiful city transform, grow, and learn from the challenges we’ve faced. One of my immediate priorities after taking office in 2010 was reinstating fiscal discipline at City Hall. I’m proud that over the last 3 terms, I’ve kept my promise to keep your taxes low while investing in the core services we depend on. We’ve also prioritized protecting the environment by investing record amounts in cycling infrastructure and active mobility, which helps reduce the carbon footprint, and implementing the Ot-

tawa River Action Plan (ORAP). The key element of ORAP is the construction of the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST), which will greatly reduce the frequency of sewage overflows during storms from entering the Ottawa River. Once in operation in 2020, the CSST will help protect our river for generations to come. The last decade has also been marked by the construction and launch of our Light Rail Transit system, which was the culmination of many years of hard work and planning. While the system has undergone some growing pains, I am confident in long

term this is the right investment for Ottawa’s transit system, economy and the environment. Construction for Stage 2 of LRT has already started, and we will see the LRT go further east to Trim Road, west to Algonquin College and Moodie Drive and south to Riverside South and the Ottawa International Airport. We have successfully secured funding for Stage 2 and we are now working on planning for Stage 3 to see LRT go to Stittsville, Kanata and Barrhaven. In 2017, Ottawa was the epicentre of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, and we saw the entire na-

tion come together as one as we celebrated our country’s 150th anniversary. 2017 was truly an unforgettable year. And this past June, Ottawa’s population officially surpassed the 1 million mark. Despite this significant population milestone, our city still has that great welcoming charm of a small city, but with the added benefit of big city amenities. In fact, Ottawa has been designated as one of the best and most livable cities in Canada year after year by several well-respected publications. But the last decade also presented some challenges.

We’ve seen devastating floods and tornadoes test our resilience, but as we have seen time and time again, when faced with great challenges, the residents of Ottawa come together in great numbers to support those most in need. I have never been prouder to be Mayor of this incredible city and I look forward to the upcoming decade as we continue to grow Ottawa’s economy, protect our environment, invest in critical infrastructure, improve public transit and ensure that we remain a livable, sustainable, prosperous and caring city.

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Third period rally lifts Royals to third straight CCHL2 win

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The Richmond Royals continued their hot streak Sunday with a thrilling 4-3 some-frombehind win over the Brockville Tikis at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre Sunday. The win was the third straight for the Royals, who extended their Central Canada Junior Hockey League 2 streak to nine games with at least one point in the standings. Since losing 6-3 in Embrun Nov. 22, the Royals have gone on a tear with a record of 6-0-2-1 to earn 15 of a possible 18 points in the CCHL2 standings. On Sunday, Noah Dioszeghy’s second goal of the third period capped a threegoal rally as the Royals earned a 4-3 win. The Royals trailed 3-1 after two periods. In the first period, TK Mwamba scored for

the Royals from Evan Burgess and Stuart Taylor while Tanner Waito and Tyler Toomey scored for Brockville. In the second, Ryan Glazer scored for the Tikis. Shortly after Glazer’s goal, Declan Flanagan of the Royals and Taysean Smith of the Tikis dropped the gloves and had a dust up. Both were given five-minute majors and a game misconduct. Early in the third, Ryan Mann won a face-off in the offensive zone and drew the puck back to Dioszeghy. He ripped a shot over the shoulder of goalie Philippe McNabb. Less than three minutes later, Richmond’s Ethan Gauthier intercepted a pass at the blue line and beat McNabb for his second goal of the year to tie the score. The Tikis regained momentum but Richmond goalie Derian Johnson stuffed two breakaways and was solid on

a couple of goalmouth scrambles. With 6:25 left to play, Grant Cooper caught the Tikis on a line change and hit Dioszeghy with a long, crisp pass, sending the Richmond winger in for his seventh of the year to put the Royals ahead 4-3. Johnson made 30 saves for the win. The week began Tuesday with the Royals knocking off the Ottawa Junior Canadians 6-4. It was only the fourth regular season loss of the year for the Canadians. Ethan Greene had two goals and two assists for the Royals, while Curran Gilmour and Adam Goodfellow both a goal and an assist. Patrick Yates and Ryan Mann also scored. Asa MacFarlane and Connor Gilchrest both had two assists, while Willem Brandt and Evan Burgess had one each. Johnson made 32

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Rochon’s natural hat trick leads Romans past Leitrim Hawks Osgoode Richmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

Minor Atom B

A third period comeback fell short as the Kanata Blazers beat the Osgoode Richmond Romans 3-2 in their Ottawa B Minor Hockey League Minor Atom game in Kanata Tues., Dec. 17. Trailing 3-0, the Romans got on the board when Simon St. Pierre scored from Parker Kelly, and then 34 seconds later, Colt Hobbs scored from Mark Rathwell. The Blazers held off a late rally to take the win. On Dec. 18 in Richmond, the Romans lost 4-2 to the Leitrim Hawks. Cullen Ralph scored twice with Hudson Kennedy assisting both goals. Joel Bignucolo and Mark Rathwell also had assists.

Major Atom B

The Osgoode Richmond Romans lost their Ottawa B Minor Hockey League contest to the Kanata Blazers 3-1 Sat., Dec. 14 in Beckwith. Ryan Clost scored for the Romans from Peter Novak. On Monday, Dec. 16 in Manotick, the Osgoode Richmond Romans beat the Ottawa West Golden Knights 5-2 in a penalty-free contest. James Haggar had a goal and an assist with Danylo Ostapyk, Cameron Sheppard, Austin Richer and Alexandre Shewfelt also scoring. Reid Hapke had two assists with one each going to Jack Kean

and Isaiah Walrond. Maximus Courville was the winning goalie. On Dec. 18 at the Johnny Leroux Arena, the Romans were beaten 1-0 by Stittsville.

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Benjamin Diffey’s third period goal listed the Romans to a 1-1 tie with the Gloucester Orleans Blues in Richmond Dec. 18. Tedrick Neptune and Carter Sul had assists for Osgoode Richmond.

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Logan Rasa scored an unassisted goal and Cameron Gonsalves earned the shutout as the Osgoode Richmond Romans beat the Mississippi Thunder Kings 1-0 in their Ottawa B Minor Hockey League game in Beckwith Sat., Dec. 14. On Sun., Dec. 15, the Romans faced the Mississippi Thunder Kings in Carleton Place and tied 1-1. Bentley Warnock scored for the Romans from Nolan Henhoeffer and Micheal Chenier. On Mon., Dec. 16, the Romans lost 4-1 to the Russell Warriors. Michael Chenier scored for the Romans from Duncan O’Connor and Everett Sample. On Dec. 19, the Romans lost a 1-0 nail biter to the Leitrim Hawks. The Romans bounced back Dec. 21 with a 1-0 win over Russell. Logan Rasa scored the lone goal from Everett Sample, and Cameron

Romans suffered a 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Sting at the Sandy Hill Arena Sat. Dec. 14. Carter Audet scored from David Kean and Justin Vanderberg in the first period, and Cole Haughton netted a second period power play goal from Connor Chase. On Sun., Dec. 15, the Romans lost 9-0 to Stittsville. The Romans were in action again Tues., Dec. 17 and beat the Mississippi Thunder Kings 4-2. Carter Audet scored a pair of goals,

Gonsalves got the shutout.

Minor Bantam B

Garrett Rochon had two goals and an assist to help the Osgoode Richmond Romans to a 5-1 win over Casselman in a penalty-filled affair in Casselman Sat., Dec. 14. There were seven head contact infractions called, including six in the third period. Callum MacArthur, Hudson Kosloski and Lukas Vandervecht all added goals for the Romans. Gabriel Carty had two assists while Tristan Easton and Luke Shewfelt had one each. Isobel Poole was the winning goalie. On Sun., Dec. 15, the Romans were winners again as Garrett Rochon’s first period natural hat trick sparked a 6-2 win over Leitrim at the Fred Barrett Arena. Paul Beaudry, Callum MacArthur and Gabriel Carty also scored for the Romans. Tristan Easton had two assists with one each going to Hudson Kosloski, Lukas Vandervecht, Alexander Oster and Jake Fisher. Matthew MacTavish was the winning goalie. On Dec. 19 in Osgoode, Paul Beaudry’s goal from Mathieu Labelle late in the third period gave the Romans a 2-1 win over Leitrim. Callum MacArthur scored in the second for the Romans from Carson Nixon. Isobel Poole was the winning goalie.

South Carleton Storm goalie Cameron Thomas steers the puck behind the net while Storm captain and defenceman Sarah Fraser ties up St. Joseph Jaguars forward Emma Kelly during their National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association high school girls hockey game Dec. 17. St. Joseph won the game 3-0. The Storm girls team has a pair of home games next week, as they face Bell Tues., Jan. 7 and Earl of March Wed., Jan. 8. Both games have a 3 p.m. face off at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre. Jeff Morris photo

Major Bantam B

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The Mississippi Thunder Kings edged the Osgoode Richmond Romans 3-1 in their Ottawa B Minor Hockey League game Sun., Dec. 15 in Almonte. Dane Usher scored on the power play in the third

period with Jack Gillis earning an assist. On Wed., Dec. 18, Noel Klassen had two goals and an assist to help the Romans to a 5-2 win over the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs. Ryan MacLennan and Nolan Edwards each had a goal and an assist and Mason Wilson also scored. Mitchell Cross had two assists, while Connor Nock, Jack Gillis and Kaelen Knor had one assist each. Cameron Sunstrum was the winning goalie.

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