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Capital Fair at Rideau Carleton Raceway begins Aug. 17 The Capital Fair at Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre is just around the corner. This year’s fair will be held from August 17-27 at RCR, located on Albion Road, northeast of Manotick. “Every year, the fair gets a little bit bigger and a little bit better,” said Capital Fair General Manager Harley Bloom. “We are a not-for-profit organization, so all the proceeds and revenues generated from the fair go back into the program. Each year, we try to build as big of a program as possible.” While the Capital Fair has filled the void left by the absence of the Central Canada Exhibition in Ottawa, the fair is not the old Ex relocated to the raceway. “A lot of people think that we are the old Ottawa Ex,” Bloom said. “The dates are similar, but in reality, this is a continuation

of the old Gloucester Fair.” In 1998, the Gloucester Fair relocated to Rideau Carleton Raceway after outgrowing its original location at the Earl Armstrong Arena. In 2014, the fair changed its name to become the Capital Fair. Bloom emphasized that the fair is an affordable event for the family. General admission is only $4, and all-day ride bracelets, priced at $40, are available in advance until Aug. 16 online or at Quickie Stores for $28. The midway, presented by World’s Finest Shows, will feature 30 rides and attractions and will be the largest in Eastern Ontario this year. The fair will also include four Monster Truck shows, the Ultimutts Stunt Dogs, the Canadian Raptor Conservancy Birds of Prey Show, a Canine Watersports Competition, an arm wrestling championship tournament, agricultural exhibits and demonstrations,

the Xtreme Cowboy horse show, and the Rise 2 Fame Talent Show. The big stage will feature some local talent, as St. Mark graduate and nationally renowned recording artist Stephanie La Rochelle will be performing on Sat., Aug. 18, the second day of the fair. The fair opens Fri. Aug. 17 with Ambush followed by Bytown Lights. “There is a lot for the kids this year,” said Bloom, who added that there is a kids tent as well as an agricultural pavilion. Bloom added that one of the most special days every year at the fair is the special needs day. Over the past decade, the fair has been opened up to special needs children and families for a private party the day before the fair opens to the public. Last year’s Capital Fair drew more than 255,000 guests. For more information, visit www.capitalfair. ca.

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Manotick’s Ellie Gadzos wants to ‘become famous’ Teen singer wins Bluesfest ‘She’s The One’ singing competition against national field

By Mike Carroccetto She’s the one. Manotick’s Ellie Gadzos emerged victorious at the RBC Bluesfest singing competition held on July 14. The contest pitted her against eight other talented young musicians from across Canada, including Ottawa. As festival director Mark Monahan announced her name as winner of She’s The One, what was Gadzos thinking? “Holy cow, this is cool,” recalled the 13-year-old island resident, “because I wasn’t expecting it.” Nick Descarie, coordinator for She’s The One contest, said Gadzos “showed she had the most artistic skill and the most potential for a marketable career in the music industry.”

He added that the judges were looking for someone who can sing and is a ‘true artist’. Those three judges were looking for someone with an incredible voice backed up by a moving live performance. That someone was Gadzos, who sang two songs -- ‘My Boy’, a Billie Eilish cover, then wowed them, obviously, with her performance of ‘Pilot’, an original song she penned herself. Gadzos says winning was a surprise because “there’s lots of talent here.” Since last summer, the fluently bilingual Gadzos has grown, not only as an artist, but also about six inches in height. Now standing about 5’8”, the competitive swimmer says she’s been writing and recording during the past year plus getting lots of attention

from producers, as well as other singers and songwriters. Gadzos says she a fan of the aforementioned Eilish, a teen-aged American singer. Moving forward, the Pierre-Savard high school student will just sing as Ellie. As the winner, Ellie will now get to produce a single for a worldwide release, fully paid for by RBC Bluesfest and the Cadence Music Group. She will also have the opportunity to perform on a stage during next year’s edition of RBC Bluesfest. The soon to be Grade 8 student says she thinks the judges liked her because of her look. “I looked like I was cool, I was just sort of chill and I think they liked that. I was different.”

Thirteen-year-old Ellie Gadzos smiles moments after emerging victorious in the “She’s The One” singing competition at Bluesfest on Saturday (July 14). Mike Carroccetto photo

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means Ruiter will have to put in less manual labour, and figures he will go from working 80 hours a week to around 40. It will also add more flexibility to his life and will allow him to choose what hours to work meaning he will have time to go out and watch a show or hockey game, or attend his son Mark’s basketball games. The new barn is a bit bigger than the previous one built in 1850, and is expected to bring the number of cows from 45 to 65. Ruiter says the new barn is about 25,000 square feet, and milk production will increase by about 20 per cent. The Craig family were the original farmers on the land. Ruiter’s parents, Tinus and Milen, immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1958 and started to work as hired hands on the farm right away. They took over the operations in 1962 when the NCC took over the land. September 8, 2017 started off like any other

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ges from the old barn to the new one will include being only one floor instead of two, and it will have large straight windows you can open in the summer to help air ventilation and create a cross breeze. It will also feature a sprinkler system to keep the cows cool in the summer. As far as the new barn being more fire retardant, Ruiter said there really isn’t much you can do to help protect the barn once it’s engulfed in flames. “It’s still the same barn except the cows will be held loose,” he said. “There is hope if you can get the gate open in time they will leave, but past experience shows cows don’t want to leave where they feel safe so they don’t venture out

Farmer Peter Ruiter has started construction on a new dairy barn less than a year after a devastating fire which razed the previous 150 year-old structure on Prince of Wales Road at Fallowfield. The new barn is expected to be operational by year’s end. Ruiter, age 50, is grateful for the outpouring of community support which helped make the decision to rebuild financial possible. Mike Carroccetto photo

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Community bids farewell to ye olde tradition

I was told about half my life ago that devil on your shoulder, saying ‘why not’. It as you get older, time speeds up. It didn’t became shtick, especially when talk turned make sense to me when I was a cocky, brash to women. “So what if she is your cousin?” “So what if she is still in high school?” Buzz fresh out of school. Our20-soemthing COmmunity “Then there was a problem finding An era has come to an end. Now, it makes total sense. Life is short, would gladly play the villain to create moral In 2007, a new beloved tradition people to step in and take over the chaos. If people took it seriously, they didn’t and each day it gets shorter. Messenger Editorial began and created a stable of olde positions, and with all the other facI got thinking about this last week as I get the humour. time fun and entertainment for the tors involved, we made the decision We got talking about thought about Buzz Kilpatto officially close the festival.” Osgoode community. Are you more Canadian Yankees history and rick. It has been ten quick years The idea for the Medieval Festival The Medieval Festival, what startFROM THE Bobby Murcer, who since Buzz passed away at the than a fifth grader? ed as a small gathering of vendors at came from former village shop owner also just passed away. I age of 41. A decade can go by With Canada Dayeventually approaching nextgrew week, itinto is a goodnamed time for usJudy all to Carey who had an ambithe local park, reflect on what it means to be Canadian. told him that, growing quickly, like the blink of an eye. a huge event that involved the sport tion to bring more people to Osgoode Do we take being Canadian for granted? up in Prescott, one of I had never met Buzz in perBetter yet, how do new Canadians feel musical about being Canadian? 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It’s a question I often thought want when you get to Heaven? Maybe, right horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled me back in. www.manotickmessenger.on.ca culture.” “My cousinIlives in Australia, and he was devasabout. When think of friends of mine who now, Buzz is enjoying a frosty one with Bill The Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick I wanted to jump in WEDNESDAY and say something, but I5, 2011 tated when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the VOL. 28 •isNmailed . 1 to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and MANOTICK, ONTARIO • JANUARY Messenger Osgoode Townships for $36. The refrained. I couldn’t do it. mom wearingaway, Crocs. or my father, I think of have passed Barilko and Ace Bailey. Maybe he’s already 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 and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount happy memories have left gone on a bender with Babe Ruth and Mickrequest. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the past two Patience erupted andthey out came sarcasm lava.me with and other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cupthen soccer wonder “I saw thatwhat match,” they I said. “Iare can’tdoing believe Ausin Heaven. ey Mantle and they were talking about how John Green: game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris Are they having lunch and sharing stories? hot the waitress was. Maybe he is playing Our 2010 Person 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 Phone: 613-692-6000 of the Year Are they playing golf? That makes me smile, darts with Joe DiMaggio. If DiMaggio is there, EsauMorris micky horns. she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey Fax: 613-692-3758 rescue specialist Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about theseGreely-area horns is that they “Who ismy your team?” she quipped, condescendas I picture father breaking 80 regularly Marilyn Monroe can’t be too far behind. email: John Green, pictured with Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined the 2010 World of Cup. ingly. 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Mateo’s Legacy Ottawa South United was proud to support Mateo’s Legacy, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation as their charitable partners for the Boys Challenge Cup event. Ottawa South United was able to make a donation of $1650, with additional fundraising and canteen sales totalling over $2200 raised last weekend. Mateo Aceval was a member of OSU for five years and remains deeply missed by all of his teammates and coaches. For Mateo, Make-A-Wish was the magic wand that granted his brightest hopes during his difficult journey. Mateo’s ultimate wish was for every sick child to have something to look forward to, especially after all the bad days they are forced to face both in and out of the hospital.

Letting it fly Nepean Eagles quarterback Rebecca Bickerton, 11, loads up to throw during a girls’ touch football exhibition game on the TD Place Stadium turf prior to the Ottawa RedBlacks game against the Calgary Stampeders last Thursday (July 12). Bickerton plays in the Mosquito division of the Eagles’ firls touch football program. Mike Carroccetto photo

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Findlay Creek Community Fun Day to take place Mon., Aug. 6

The Findlay Creek Community Association (FCCA) is holding their Community Fun Day Monday, August 6th at Diamond Jubilee Park on Findlay Creek Drive. Come out to enjoy a BBQ, bouncers, a petting zoo, games and more. The FCCA is also seeking volunteers for the Fun Day. Jobs include BBQ help, ticket collection, parking attendants, set-up and tear down and more. Volunteers will get a volunteer FCCA hat, free BBQ and volunteer hours for students looking to fulfill their required hours! To sign up email: volunteer@ findlaycreek.org 4th Annual Ward 22 Community BBQ Thank you to all residents who were able to come out to my 4th Annual Community BBQ. We had a great turnout again this year with great weather. I was so pleased that so many residents came with canned foods and we were able to contribute a large donation for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. If you would like to make a donation, please visit barrhavenfoodcupboard.ca for details.

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Eagles at provincials The East Nepean Minor Little League Eagles, made up of players from Barrhaven and the Manotick-Osgoode areas, are off to the provincial championships following a thrilling three-game series with the West Ottawa Twins at Pinecrest Park last weekend. After dropping the opener 7-1 Friday, the Eagles bounced back with a 10-8 win Saturday morning, and then won the series Sunday with an 11-6 victory in a game that was stopped twice for rain delays. While the Minor Little Eagles are heading to Windsor this weekend for the Ontario championships, the Major Little League Eagles were in Timmins this week for their provincials. The Eagles opened the tournament with a 23-0 win over Windsor Saturday, and then beat Port Arthur 8-0 Sunday. The winner of the tournament heads to the Canadian Little

League Championships in Montreal next weekend, where a berth in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA is up for grabs. The Junior

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tion for many entering the fairgrounds may be the building that displays artists, crafters, experts in culinary arts that challenge judges. One display may be an array of colourful handmade quilts that have taken many hours to create, stitch by stitch. After being displayed, some move on to national competitions. The organizers work hard to add new and exciting events every year to keep the show fresh. Many lo-

cal organizations participate with information displays - watch for these and see your friends in action. Visit the stables in the crisp air of a fall morning and watch as owners meticulously groom majestic horses, readying them for many equine events. Maybe next-door roosters crow, and rabbits, ducks, geese and fluffy chicks nestle in the straw of their cages. Also on display for visitors to critique are the fruits, vegetables, flowers, grain crops and harvest crops. Many dollars in prize money are given out for pickles, pastry, carvings and other things – First Place Prize Winner rib-

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River Road, Eagleson road closures to affect Rideau-Goulbourn residents In recent weeks, I have used this column to touch on some construction projects throughout RideauGoulbourn. This week, I would like to notify residents about two projects not in Rideau-Goulbourn but that will certainly affect the commute of some of our residents. In Riverside South, Urbandale will be extending the trunk watermain, sanitary and storm sewer on River Road south of the Summerhill intersection. This is a substantial construction project to convert the road to a full urban cross section with three new deep sewer crossings. The depth of excavation means that the contractor cannot provide a safe active lane of traffic through the construction zone. As a result, a full closure of River Road will be required.

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The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan application to accommodate the development of a four-island gas bar, 1 storey convenience store and a drive-through facility. For long time residents of the area, you will know this property as the former site of Driscoll’s Pizza. For those newer residents, it is located just west of Dorack Drive, immediately to the west Tubman’s Funeral Home. It was most recently an art studio. The existing joint access with the subject property from Roger Stevens Drive would remain. The Site Plan application has been filed to accommodate the redevel-

opment of the subject property. The proposal includes the demolition of the existing buildings and the development of a new one-storey convenience store, four-island gas bar, and associated drivethrough facility. The site will be serviced by private well and septic system and will have a parking lot, which will accommodate 20 parking spaces. This proposal is good news for those worried about a similar application coming forward for the southeast corner of Roger Stevens Drive and Rideau Valley Drive South. Through hydrogeological studies, it was determined that corner was not suitable for a service station.

6420/6431 Ottawa Street

Mattamy Homes has submitted a revised

Draft Plan of Subdivision for their land at 6420 and 6431 Ottawa Street, known locally as the Western Development Lands. The proposal is for: • 848 single family homes • 129 townhouses • 48 back to back townhouses Also contained in this plan are a 3.75 hectare community park co-located with a 2.48 hectares school block, a 0.8 hectare parkette and 19 public streets. Of some importance to note, the lands adjacent to properties along Queen Charlotte and Ottawa Street, which were originally proposed to abut a stormwater management pond, are no longer part of this submission.

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Hope Side Road and Fallowfield. This section has been closed for a culvert replacement project. The road is closed for safety reasons. The culvert is located on Eagelson just north of Fallowfield. Last summer, two steel plates were installed on top of the culver to maintain the integrity of the road. Unfortunately, the culvert deteriorated quicker than anticipated and will be replaced immediately. The detour is via Hope Side Road to Old Richmond to Fallowfield. The closure is expected to last two weeks. The City has requested the contractor to expedite the construction and open the road as soon as they can. While the work north of Fallowfield Road is carried out, the City will also be replacing a culvert between Akins Road and Fallowfield Road under Eagleson

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moffatt continues from page 12 Mattamy did not acquire that property. There are no plans for that parcel of land at this time. As many of you may recall, Mattamy Homes owns the southern portion of the Western Development Lands. Caivan Communities are currently developing the lands to the north of this proposal. The southern edge of the subject lands abuts the Jock River flood plain. These plans can be viewed at Ottawa.ca/ devapps. Comments are being accepted until August 16th, 2018 and can be directed to Cher yl.McWilliams@ ottawa.ca.

RVCA Watershed Statement

This statement is to advise that the low water status in the Rideau River watershed is now at Moderate severity. Rainfall in the last 90 days, measured at climate stations in and around the watershed, is about 60% of the normal amount for the time of year which is the threshold for Moderate Severity Low Water. Rain presently forecast for much of next week will be welcome but is not expected to have a significant impact. Longer range forecasts indicate temperatures above normal and precipitation below normal through the rest of the summer and into the fall. Although daytime highs greater than 30 degrees appear to be passing, it will still be warm enough for evaporation to continue to reduce water levels on all lakes and streams. Levels and streamflows are below normal for the time of year but

are still above critical thresholds. Flows in smaller streams will be raised briefly if the short range weather forecasts prove to be accurate. Rideau Canal reservoir lakes are at levels typical of later into September. However, there have been no reports of insufficient draft on the Rideau Canal system relayed to the Conservation Authority. Conditions are expected to decline generally. Conservation Authority staff continue to monitor conditions and communicate with water managers throughout the watershed. Updates to this message will be issued as conditions warrant. Water conservation is recommended for everyone within the Rideau River watershed including residents on private wells inside the City of Ottawa boundary. Those who have permits for taking water from surface or groundwater sources are encouraged to reduce their actual taking as much as possible. Residents on private well systems are also urged to use water conservatively. Using rain barrels to capture any rain to water lawns and gardens. Avoid using pressure washers to clean houses, driveways, decks and fences. All these actions contribute to the conservation of our water resources. 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 613-5802491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.

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Tick season raises local concerns about the prevention of Lyme disease By Preet Sidhu Longfields Pharmacy Tick season is upon us, and we are frequently asked by our customers about the correlation between ticks and Lyme disease. Ticks become infected by feeding on the blood of infected wild animals (e.g., birds, rodents). Infected ticks move from vegetation to the host as the host brushes by. Tick saliva has anesthetic properties and bites may

go undetected. As the tick feeds, it becomes engorged and considerably larger in size. Most humans are infected through bites of immature ticks called nymphs. Nymphs are generally less than 2 mm in size (about the size of a poppy seed) and feed during the spring and summer months. Although adult ticks can also transmit Lyme disease, they are larger than nymphs (about the size of a sesame seed) and

therefore more likely to be discovered and removed before transmission of the bacteria. Adult ticks are most active during the cooler months of the year. Blacklegged ticks are found in forests, shrubs, tall grasses and leaf piles; they are present in rural and suburban settings. Blacklegged ticks bite the host and may feed for several days, then drop off. In Canada, Lyme disease is caused by spirochete bacteria Borrelia

burgdoferi, which is transmitted by infected ticks. Generally ticks/ nymphs must be attached for 36–48 hours or more before B. burgdorferi can be transmitted. The greatest risk of tick bites occurs between April and October; the majority of cases of Lyme disease in Canada occur during the month of July. Examination of a dog for ticks after being in a tick-infested area is an important precautionary measure to take in the

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