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Canada Day Events Summer is here and that means Canada Day is right around the corner. Check out these fun-filled events happening on Monday, July 1st in your community! Greely: Canada Day in Greely, 2:00PM-11:00PM, Greely Community Centre (1448 Meadow Dr). Manotick: Canada Day at Watson’s Mill, 10:00AM-11:00PM, Watson’s Mill (5525 Dickinson St). North Gower: Canada Day in the Gower, 12:00PM-10:00PM, Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre (2300 Community Way). Osgoode: Canada Day in Osgoode, 3:00PM-10:00PM. Osgoode Parade, 6:00PM, Osgoode Main & Nixon to Community Centre. Riverside South: Canada Day in Riverside South, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Claudette Cain Park (660 River Rd). Our Manotick office has a supply of standard flag pole size 3’ by 6’ Canadian flags and Canadian flag lapel pins. Feel free to drop by our Manotick office to pick up any items, call 613-692-3331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address and telephone number and we will mail what you would like to you.
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One year after the 2018 election, Ontario is back!
As the Ontario legislature (finally) breaks for the summer, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the unprecedented action that this new government has taken, as well as the steps that I have personally taken, to keep our promises to the residents of Carleton. While most governments take four years to implement their agenda, our government under Premier Ford has moved at lightning speed to deliver on 50 of the 59 commitments we made during the campaign in the first 12 months of our mandate. A year ago, the people of Ontario were ready for change. They were tired of 15 long years of Liberal scandals, hallway healthcare, skyrocketing hydro rates, declining student math scores, and sweetheart deals for Liberal friends and insiders. The Liberals were spending $40 million a day more than they were taking in, and hard-working people were left out to dry by this reckless spending. I know that many of
Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton
you were tired of a government that ignored rural communities and was deaf to your needs. There was an urgent need for a government, and a strong local government representative, that would put people first – and our government rose to the challenge. We took seriously our commitments to be more accountable and transparent, to do things differently, and to always ask ourselves the question: Is this good for the people? Starting with our books, we put our fiscal house in order – and others took notice. Ontario’s Auditor General issued a clean opinion of our books for the first time in three years. I have the pleasure of working with the Auditor General on the Standing Committee
of Public Accounts, and she has called our government a “breath of fresh air”. The U.S. credit rating agency Fitch recently upgraded Ontario’s credit rating outlook from negative to stable. Business confidence is now at an all-time high because our government sent a clear signal that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs. Amazon is adding 600 new jobs in Ottawa. More businesses have opened up in Riverside South, Osgoode, Manotick, Richmond, Metcalfe and North Gower than ever before. Since taking office, over 190,000 net new jobs have been created – not by government, but by private, family-run businesses like yours. In this year alone, our government’s measures have provided $5 billion in relief for Ontario businesses, savings that can be re-invested in expansion or hiring more people. To boost our economy, our government also provided real pocketbook relief to in-
dividuals and families. I prepared a petition calling on the government to eliminate the costly and outdated drive clean program (which we did!), we eliminated personal income tax for minimum wage workers, helped parents with modest incomes cover up to 75% of their childcare costs, and cancelled the punishing cap-and-trade carbon tax to save households $260 a year and 4.3 cents per litre at the gas pumps. These are measures that put money right back in people’s pockets, where it belongs. Although our government continues to wrestle with the broken systems we inherited, we are making progress and we are investing in what matters most: the people of Ontario. We are providing free dental care for low-income seniors, fixing our fragmented mental health and addictions system to make it easier for patients and their families to navigate services, and investing in local businesses and community organizations. The Ashton
Brewing Company received $49,776 to purchase and install a new canning line to increase business growth. Saunder’s Farm received a Celebrate Ontario grant of $74,900 for their annual Halloween Haunt. The Osgoode Youth Association received $17,600 to help support their after school funding program. The list goes on and on. More importantly, we are embracing the need to build for the future. Ontario is making historic multi-billion-dollar investments in our hospitals, schools, and transit system over the next decade that will serve people better and create jobs. For example, I helped secure funding for a new French Catholic Elementary School in Manotick as well as a new high school in Stittsville, and I am actively working on securing funding for a new public high school in Riverside South. These are investments that will put patients, students, seniors, families, and commuters – the people – at the centre of those
services. Our vision is clear. We see a future where Ontario is the economic engine of Confederation once more. We see a legacy of world-class healthcare where no patient is left waiting for hours in a hospital hallway. We see an opportunity to set our students up for success in the modern workforce. This is a future well within our reach if we come together and overcome our inherited challenges. I look forward to spending the next four months sharing with you everything that I have learned this past year at Queen’s Park. Since the house rose on June 6, I’ve already held two successful information sessions on provincial grants available through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport - and I have already received requests to hold information sessions for grants and funding available through other ministries, including agriculture, education, health care and infrastructure.
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It’s time to celebrate Canada
While time may be the one constant thing we have in the universe, the death of a family member or loved one has the ability to twist Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 and bend moments into years, and decades into By Larry Ellis split seconds. My Dad has been gone for 15 years now, Celebrate Canada is an eleven-day celebration which runs from June 21 to July Ourand COmmunity each year at Father’s Day I 1. We are justly proud of the nation we have built together over the last 152 years. Since the earliest days of our history, Canada has been a land of promise. We have find myself doing certain things Editorial a society that Messenger celebrates achievement and excellence and at the same time, main- to think about him and remember him. At times, 15 years ago tains a respect for human rights. moreDay. Canadian JuneAre 20 is you World Refugee On World Refugee Day, held every year on seems like last summer. At other June 20th, than we commemorate strength, courage and perseverance of millions times, 15 years ago seems like a fifththegrader? centuries ago. Maybe when you of refugees. This year, World Refugee Daytime also With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good for marks us all to a key moment for the pubon what it means tofor be Canadian. think of someone you have lost lic reflect toDoshow support families forced to flee. we take being Canadian for granted? in your lifetime, you go through On June 21,do National Aboriginal Canadians Better yet, how new Canadians feel about beingDay, Canadian? Some of us from all walks of life are look upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but those thoughts, and time beinvited to participate in the many events taking place across the country. This date very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you attend a celebration for new Canadians, such asAboriginal the one hosted peoples by Nepean- as it marks the summer solcomes an epoch of disorientais of cultural significance to many Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last month, canday see the andand the thankfulness in theday eyes of of every stice — you first ofexcitement summer the longest the year. Dedicating this day to tion. new Canadian. There are certain things that my father and the First Peoples perhaps is a way honour their in the fabric of Canada. They understand, bettertothan all of us, whatimportant it means to place be Canadian. I connected through. We connected through June 24canistheSaint-Jean-Baptiste So how rest of us have that feeling? Day, the day when French Canadians all across Bev McRae photo The Conservative government hasin a solid idea. our similar senses of humour. Sarcasm was a the country express pride their culture and rich heritage through colourful paAt the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial bench, which will be installed with plaque inhave the school’s shared trait, though hea may been more rades and parties. Theseof the festivities combine theareancient rites of the summer sol- garden and Andrew Cohen, President Historica-Dominion Institute, chalplayground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. mean spirited than me. We shared a love for ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. stice – a period of light and hope – with the tradition of honouring their patron The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the music. We often talked politics. I can still hear saint. Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship test. himbest before just the 1979 Clark-Trudeau election. Sometimes to say nil June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, officially proclaimed in 2002. It it’s “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud “Son, a newspaper it’s not is an opportunity to accomplishments,” recognize our and“As ourwecommitment to democracy, I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- as wonder about things like publisher, how come “underneath” is my job of our shared history and saiddiversity Minister Kenney. 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 toworktell people to vote Conservative, but I’m goequality and mutual respect, and to appreciate everythingroads many multicultural tothe collide with a large swatch of the population discussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much ing to do everything I can to make sure they communities are a part of Canadian society. It’s this whole World 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.” that people are just a little too intoWe it? studying each country before the game. She has don’t vote Liberal.” July 1, Canada Day now and for years was called Dominion Day. “Our schools need to be training our young peoplemany to become the citizens 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 We shared a love of music, and we shared gather in our communities andCohen. proudly celebrate all we share soccer in fan common moms at across Your even wants us to go there on our Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew “The Canadian Citizenship Independent Grocer the other day. vacation nextbarbecue. year. Perhaps we will encourage students to our learn achievements, more about what it means to behave their foundation FROM a love for steaks on the He taught thisChallenge great land. We mark all which in the I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE mental world in thein checkout line, That caught my attention. me to embrace meeting people from different Starting thisvalues summer, the will be visions and ofHistorica-Dominion our ancestors,Institute voiced inencouraging nearly every language the world scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms cultures. through new Canadians. remember with pride the work ofand authors, zine covers wondering poets, what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroomWe will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDE Justin Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one with guide, along with specially designed learning activities. The teacher will also But our closest bond came– piped from performers, artists — like our own A.Y. Jackson — inventors, farmers, pioneers By Jeffrey would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks in. our love of receive copies of a mock citizenship exam. Students will take the citizenship Morris enter the world after some quality “They are ahe wonderful football exam as a class and the teachers will return the completed exams to the sports. I was three when started taking me in medicine, and the special gifts of thousands of others, including even a few poltime on Planet Jeff and launch nation,” she said. “My husband, Dominion Institute for grading. into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-byof course, wears the azure and cheers for Italia, but to Rough Riders games to see Russ Jackson iticians. dating to 1867, ResultsThis will history, be announced by theback Dominion Institutecontinues on Flag Dayto reveal new chapters more charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’s- Zachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. (February 15) each year for the next three years. For more information about and Whit Tucker and Billy Joe Booth. touching and fascinating than the last. Consider what we have learned and what to-save-the-environment rant when I unexpectedly They did a school project on MAY-heee-co last year Sunday the Challenge please visit the Historica-Dominion Institute website at locked in on the conversation behind me. afternoons and he has that a welittle go to outboy to eatmeant and in even theinsisted fall as cudR A E wewww.historica-dominion.ca. have yet to learn from each other. It is a time for festivities and for reflection. T P E DB “I wish some of the stores would carry the watch the games when they are playing.” &AOTE CIC’s multiculturalism PER Ygrants and contributions program will be investing DB OPERATED B &O D & Y vuvuzela horns so that we could bring them to my tongue. Y upI bit dling with him in his big red chair in the $525,171Din this 32 month project which promotes civic memory, civic pride D xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx In an effort to keep my blood pressure down, I Chelsea’s games,” said the mom who was wearing and integration. basement, bowlatof popWave the Maple Leaf Flag proudly! Crocs. out the bigawindow the slightly big parking burnt lot S ’ ’ lookedsharing N O S “Oh, I know,” said the one wearing Birkenstocks. and scoped it out, looking for a puppy or a bird or N I B corn drenched in butter and watching the DalO “Zachary has a tournament next weekend and it anything that would pry my mind out of the shackR O UR NEI GHB Y O U R I N D E P E would NDEN T G R OsoCinE the R spirit of the Worldlas have been Cup to les that theseOn two soccer moms had nights, put me in with O B Cowboys. Saturday we would O B UR NEIGH H Y O U R I N D E P E N Dhave E N all T G R O C E R U YOUR INDEPENDENT of us blowing our vuvuzela horns.RThey their conversation. N E I Glost Shopping locally puts a face totwo-nil the and business in the ofsame to watch then three-nil. They need all of cuddle the supA busload seniors chair from a nearby retirement Hockey Mews of Manotick, Manotick 3777 Strandherd Dr., Napean for all your grocery needs. port they can get.” home had pulled up and passengers were getting Page x Page x Pagein x Canada. I would always 613-692-2828 613-843-9413 Night Nil? Who says nil? Really. off. I was trying to, in my head, name all oftell their him that “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “The walkers asawake an escape.until the end of the game, 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. 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Display, National and Classified rates are available on If you are unfamiliar with Named the vuvuzela horn, then At this point, I couldn’t take it anymore. Mount one of Ontario's top three to bed and tuck me in during the intermission, request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned intocommunity CBC over the past for two erupted and out came sarcasm lava. newspapers 2008,Patience 2009 other material used for publication purposes. weeks. If you stumble across a World Cupand soccer that match,” I said. “I can’t then“II saw would wake him up believe earlyAusin the morgame on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Jeffrey Morris VOL. 28 • NPublisher: .1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 5, 2011 ning outwith who won. 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not bees. to find The mom 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 We she watched the moon together on EsauMorris micky horns. did acknowledge me with a landing response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey Fax: 613-692-3758 Reporters: Bev McRae The funny thing about these horns is that they chair. “Who My is your parents team?” she quipped, condescendthat invited friends over Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau Green: have become what has defined the John 2010 World Cup. ingly. email: People who have been following the World Cup and I did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud and I remember how it was such a big deal. I Our 2010 Person Office: Dinardo Marketing Mgr:Angie Gord Logan Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org people who have only seen 20 minutes of it in pass- as I could. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: email@example.com remember asking him, as a curious five-yearof the Year ing have commented on these annoying yet relent“USA! USA! USA!” Office: Angie Dinardo News/ Sports: firstname.lastname@example.org less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Greely-area rescue specialist old, that if Neil Armstrong was the first guy on adapt these horns as the one thing nowpictured know with seconds were incredibly silent and awkward. Johnthey Green, of the FrenchAt that point, it was my turn. The cashier about South African culture, the Grace hornsAgostinho aren’t really the moon, then who is operating the camera? Cafe at a fundraiser for the We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion, and I was Manotick Project in Haitiscanned at through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. Davidson Wouldn’t enthusiasts have commented thatLongfields they had neverHeights all set.the camera guy be the first man on Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Friday noon Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. High School in February, is seen nor heard a vuvuzela horn atour a sporting event,year for“Would you like plastic bags?” personthe of themoon? All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger Still, it started this fascination with and that the South African people find noise just 2010.theAgostinho was our“Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. person of the year for 2009.I had never been so happy to pay five cents for a as annoying as the rest of the world does. space for For the full story, see page 2. me. I thought of my Dad every time I Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce andlooked market into the night sky last week. Jupiter was these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of a huge white brighter thanis availit had been worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. Hisglow, book, From the Other Skide, the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, in decades. 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up his telescope on the balcony above our garage, and looking at the Moon or Mars or, in the daytime, checking out what was going on along the waterfront across the St. Lawrence in Ogdensburg. He was obsessed with boxing. And back then, boxing was always on TV, not a pay-perFROM THE view event. He loved Muhammad Ali, and I remember being six years old and curling up with him in the red chair and watching the Ali-Frazier by Jeff Morris fight. It was called the Fight of the Century, and I can still hear Howard Cossell’s obnoxious and verbose commentary. My love of sports is so much deeper than the game itself. It’s about the science of the sport. It’s about the relationships formed and created. It’s about overcoming challenges and obstacles. My Dad was like that, too, and nowhere was it more evident than when he watched boxing. He loved to watch Ali, but he couldn’t wait to see what Ali would say. And he loved Howard Cossell. He loved how he was the first sportscaster to go from being a cheerleader and salesman of the action to someone who delivered a brassy counterpoint and asked challenging questions. The relationship that Cossell and Ali developed through the years was something my Dad watched with fascination. A few weeks ago, the Diva and I were in Perth and we popped into an antique shop. There, I saw something that I just had to have. There was an issue of the Toronto Star from Nov. 23, 1963 – the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination. My Dad didn’t talk much about being in Cuba as a journalist during the takeover and covering that for the Toronto Telegram. Always envisioning himself as a GROCER young Ernest Hemingway, he likely didn’t talk about it because he was hammered for most of the time he was in Havana. But he often talked about Kennedy’s assassination. It happened four weeks before I was born. When he heard the news, he got in his car and drove into the country and cried his eyes out. It was the only time in his life he cried like that. He cried because he was afraid of what kind of world I was going to be born into. When I lived in Dallas, I took him on the Kennedy assassination tour when he visited. My office in Dallas even overlooked the grassy knoll. I looked at that newspaper on Father’s Day. I was holding a piece of history. But in reality, I was holding something that channeled thoughts and memories of my Dad. Happy Father’s Day. I miss you.
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The MessengerNEWS Richmond and Manotick to account for half of rural housing growth Manotick Messenger Staff
According to the 201718 Rural Residential Land Survey, more than half of Ottawa’s rural village housing growth potential is in Richmond and Manotick. The Rural Residential Land Survey monitors lot creation, recent housing development, and residential potential in villages and other areas of rural Ottawa. It is undertaken every two years. The Rural Residential Land Survey, accepted by Ottawa’s Rural and Agricultural Affairs Committee at its June meeting, indicates there are 12,084 potential housing units in Ottawa’s designated rural villages. Richmond has the potential for 4,978 units, and Manotick has 1,658 potential units. Also mentioned in the report were Greely (1,087),
North Gower (541) and Carp (342). The five villages account for 87 per cent of residential potential among all of Ottawa’s villages. The 12,084 potential housing units was comprised of 1,789 registered lots, 1,595 draft approved lots, 3,627 lots pending approval, and 5,073 lots for which no application has been received. There were 2,198 lots in country subdivisions and 9,887 lots in villages available for redevelopment in 2018. The survey also details lot creation and housing starts over the twoyear period. In 2017, 256 rural lots were created, decreasing to 66 lots in 2018. This average of 161 lots annually was down from the 2015-16 report, in which there were 188 lots created annually. The report attributes reduction in lots created to a decline
in both village and country lot subdivisions. Country lot creation rose after experiencing declines over the past seven years. There were 205 lots created in country lot subdivisions, representing 64 per cent of all new lots in rural Ottawa. The share of lots created via severance also
rose, going from 14 per cent in 2017 to 27 per cent in 2018. New lots created in villages totalled 117 in 2017-18, representing 36 per cent of total rural lots. Most of these were in new subdivisions. Housing starts in the rural area grew 31 per cent over the 2015-16 figures, totalling 301 unites
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in 2017 and 422 units in 2018. Villages accounted for 62 per cent of new rural housing over the last two years. In 201718, 5.1 per cent of total city-wide housing starts were situated in the rural area. Manotick had 156 units started in 2017-18 and Richmond had 98. Greely was third with 81,
Carp had 40, Osgoode had 16 and Kars had 14. Outside of the villages, West Carleton-March had 132 units and Osgoode had 64. The City of Ottawa Official Plan dictates that at least 50 per cent of growth in rural Ottawa be accommodated within its villages.
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Country estate lots planned west of Rideau View Golf Club Manotick Messenger Staff
The plan calls for the creation of residential lots and the creation of open space lots to preserve an existing woodlot. The lands to which the proposed zoning amendment applies were the subject of an application for a subdivision plan field in April, 2003. A draft approval for the property was granted in May, 2005.
An application for zoning amendment has been filed that would make way for 95 residential lots covering 46.2 hectares of land on First Line Road, west of Rideau View Golf and Country Club. The total size of the space is 76.68 hectares.
Since then, a number of draft plan approval extensions have been provided by the city. A revised plan for a 95-single-family home lot Conservation Subdivision was submitted in 2013. Draft approval for the revised plan was granted in 2018. The subdivision will be developed in three phases. The minimum lot
width will be 34 metres, with a minimum lot area of 3,050 square metres. The subdivision will be privately serviced. A hydrogeological study and impact assessment was completed in 2018 and indicated there would be no impact to neighbouring wells as a result of the proposed subdivision.
As a condition f the approval, the applicant will be required to provide an
updated traffic study on the impact the subdivision will have on local traffic.
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OTHS student part of u18 Ontario mixed curling championship team
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What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I’m not the biggest fan of reading. I would rather wait until there is a movie instead. The only thing I do read is the curling section in the newspaper.”
ful, but fun. We did not have any practices together, but then went on to win qualifiers and earn a spot at provincials. With no practices together, still, we went to Markham for provincials, and ended up coming home as the u18 Mixed Ontario Champions. Winning this event was the most memorable experience, and I am very grateful for the chance to even have played in it. Coming home with the win was nothing I could have imagined, but something I obviously hoped for. It definitely is my greatest accomplishment.”
What is your Greatest Accomplishment? “My greatest accomplishment to date is winning the 2019 u18 Mixed Curling Provincials in April as part of Team McNamara. I was asked to join a mixed team a month before the qualifications for provincials, which was very stress-
Activities/Interests: “The thing I love to do, and spend most of my time doing, is curling. I started curling when I was around 8 years old, and fell in love with the strategy of the game. I first got competitive in 2016 when I joined Team Comeau out of the Navan
School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Bill and Joycelene Blad Brother: Douglas Blad (21), third year at Carleton University, studying psychology Sister: Isabelle Blad (19), expecting to attend Carleton University for psychology Pet Peeve: “My biggest pet peeve is people who eat very loudly.” Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subjects are pretty much any social science. My favourite course that I’ve taken in high school has definitely been the Introduction
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Curling Club. We stayed together for three years, accomplishing many things I never would have imagined. Curling is a game of sportsmanship, and getting to play with the three girls I did, made the game a lot of fun. The school curling team has also opened up many opportunities for me, such as OFSAA. The Osgoode Girls’ Curling Team won the NCSSAA League, and went on to OFSAA in North Bay in 2017. That experience left me with many amazing memories that I’ll never forget. Another interest of mine, because I love psychology so much, is learning about mental health. So one thing I do every year, is host a bake sale in my driveway for the DIFD Foundation. (DIFD is Do it for Daron. It’s a foundation that was started to raise awareness for mental health. Because I love learning
about it so much, and can see the effect that it has on everybody, I want to be a part of the change. Even though it’s small, I think that any donation matters. So the bake sale really makes me feel good about supporting a cause that I love.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I got involved in curling because my dad showed me the sport, and I loved the fact that everyone was really nice and sportsmanlike. The challenge of the game (technical and strategic), makes the game more interesting, every game that is played. I also got involved with the bake sale, because anything I can do to help people affected by mental illness, is something I have always wanted to do. This bake sale was a chance for me to get to do that while I’m still in high school.”
Osgoode Township High School student Alyssa Blad was member of the Ontario u18 mixed curling championship team this year. Phill Potter photo
Career Goals: “I hope to study child and youth care at Algonquin in the fall of 2020 – leading to a Child and Youth Care Worker or a Teacher.”
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Task Force on revitalization of village core presents plan
The Task Force on Revitalization of the Village Core presented its draft revitalization plan to about 20 members of the community on June 12 to kick off its consultation process. The plan is the culmination of two years of research and discussion and presents a number of recommendations for consideration. The objective of the Plan is to create a revitalized Village Core that will attract visitors and residents. Manotick residents will have until September 1 to provide input on the draft plan. The plan is based on the review of previous reports, some as old as 1995, on making Manotick a vibrant village. It is also based on a series of discussions with government officials, landlords, local residents and developers as
VOICE by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)
well as on surveys of residents, shoppers, and businesses. The results showed consistent concerns about vacant buildings along Main Street, pedestrian safety, communications, parking, signage and protecting the Village feel of Manotick. To help guide its work, the Task Force identified a Vision for Manotick as follows: Manotick is a village where we celebrate our cultural heritage and natural beauty while embracing the fu-
ture through sustainable growth. The Task Force also identified three key areas and recommendations for actions in each area: Economic Development which could include attracting new businesses, improving parking, and improving transit options. Liveability which could include improving the look of Main Street with design guidelines, upgrades to building façade and improved greenspace. It could also include improving communication about community events to local and external audiences as well as improving pedestrian access to the core. The third key area is rebranding the Village once there is progress on actions for economic
development and liveability. In identifying the actions, the Task Force took into consideration potential road blocks to some actions, the need for financial support and the need for human resources. It also divided the actions into short term and long term priorities. The short term priorities include: 1. Attract new businesses through an information package distributed through BIA and Realtors 2. Identify parking spaces in the Core and determine where there are gaps 3. Improve communication about community events through a centralized web site and signage about events 4. Improve the look of Main
Street in keeping with our heritage through design guidelines and new street furniture Longer term priorities include: 1. Improve pedestrian access through improved sidewalks, implementation of safety measures and extension of the sidewalk network. 2. Improve transit options, within the Village and between the Village and nearby suburban neighbourhoods 3. Develop a new brand for the Village The Task Force is inviting local and area residents and businesses to review the plan and provide feedback on its proposed actions. The Revitalization Plan, along with key supporting documents, can be
found on the MVCA web site at www.manotickvca.org Information session on Beryl Gaffney Park The City is hosting a presentation and discussion about the future of Beryl Gaffney Park on Monday, June 24 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. This session follows a public meeting and online consultation held last year about how to allocate over $600,000 in funds on enhancements to the park. City staff will present the results of that consultation at this meeting. It is being held at Monterey Boardroom, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA), 3889 Rideau Valley
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Everyone wins at 15th annual Food Aid Day and Mayor’s Rural Expo By Charlie Senack It was an escape to the country in downtown Ottawa on Friday, June 7, as hundreds descended to city hall for the 15th annual Food Aid Day and Mayors Rural Expo. The day featured a celebrity cow milking competition, vendors from rural Ottawa, and food provided by The Works. For only $10, festival goers could get a Works burger, chips and a drink, with all proceeds going towards the Ottawa Food Bank. “That ten dollars comes right back to us and it goes towards the food aid program which is our program where we purchase local ground beef and we provided to our clients in one pound frozen packets,” said Samantha Ingram, communications coordinator for the Ottawa Food Bank. The event started in 2004 as a way to help support local farmers in the community.
It came at the time mad cow disease was running ramped, and farmers were struggling to make ends meet. “It started 15 years ago in an effort to support local farmers as well as supporting the community,” Ingram added. “It has been a great event — a huge hit since we started and we still have the same rural partnerships that we couldn’t be more appreciative about.” Local farmer Peter Ruiter has been a proud champion of the event since it started, some could even say the face of the cause. “It is important to give back and these are our consumers,” Ruiter said, who is manager of Black Rapids Farm on Prince of Wales Drive. “As an industry we have to get way better at interacting with our consumers because they want to know where the food comes from, and they actually want to meet the person who does
the bottom end work.” Back at the annual Food Aid day, Coun. George Darouze joined a handful of city councillors and the Mayor in the celebrity cow milking competition, and said he was impressed with his efforts. “They put me against a farmer so I’m very proud of what I did,” Darouze joked. “I was almost beat by a smidge, but I’m here to have fun and you lose some, but I did over a cup so I’m very proud of it.” Darouze added that events like this is a good opportunity for the city to see what life is like in rural settings. It is unclear how much money was raised at this year’s event, but last year the Ottawa Food Bank brought in over $58 thousand and Ingram says they hope they beat that number this year. For photos visit the Manotick Messenger Facebook page.
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Dentistry @ Manotick Offers Free Dental Services for ROSSS Members
June is Senior’s Month in Ontario. Many local businesses around Manotick are having specials or offers for seniors to take advantage of. In honour of Senior’s Month, Dentistry @ Manotick hosted a Free Dental Day offering tooth extractions, dental fillings and dental cleanings at no charge to ROSSS (Rural Ottawa South Support Services) clients on June 14, 2019. ROSSS’s mission is to provide a gateway to health and social services and collaborate with others to provide a community of care. Their program offers transportation services, home support, personal care and social programs to help seniors. Dr. Grewal and her team offered to cover the cost of transportation for clients who required those ser-
vices to get to and from the dental office on June 14th when the Free Dental Day took place. Dentistry @ Manotick was able to treat 13 clients who were part of the ROSSS program on June 14th and completed a total of $2726.00 worth of free dental services. The office would like to thank Melissa MacIssac, the manager of Corporate and Community Services at ROSSS for helping make this event possible. It was a pleasure to be able to help out people in need and serve seniors in the community. Dentistry @ Manotick has hosted similar events to this in the past. In September of 2018, they hosted their first Free Dental Day at 990 River Rd. The event was open to anyone in the public
who was in need of dental services. Clients could choose a dental filling, tooth extraction or dental cleaning at no charge. The office has decided to make this an annual event and the next Free Dental Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019. Dentistry @ Manotick is planning another huge event to give back to the community. This time, on a lot larger scale. 4 people from their team are taking part in a medical mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala from November 3rd-10th to provide free dentistry to children and families in need. The volunteer trip is through IVHQ (International Volunteer Headquarters). In Guatemala, there is no public funding for medical and dental care which cre-
ates a large population at need for dental treatment. The office is asking for local businesses and community members to help raise funds for their trip. All donations will go directly towards volunteer fees and transportation costs. Dentistry @ Manotick quotes “We are sure that participating in this mission project will have a positive long-term effect on us and remind us why we love dentistry, and love caring for people in the first place”. The office has a Go-Fund-Me page for the medical mission trip which can be found at: https://www.gofundme. com/auk7fv-guatemala-dental-mission-trip. The team expresses that any donation is greatly appreciated and will help them truly impact someone’s life.
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Osgoode ball diamonds to be renamed to honour Clarence Mussell
The city’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has recommended to Council that the two ball diamonds at the Osgoode Community Centre be renamed the Clarence Mussell Ball Diamonds. Paul, Gord and Eric Mussell submitted the application to the Commemorative Naming Committee, which reviewed the application in February. Osgoode Ward Councilllor George Darouze has endorsed
recommendation. `Raised on a family farm and involved in agriculture and wildlife activities, Clarence Mussell found time to give to his community, the application says. An avid community supporter, volunteer, participant and spectator, Clarence’s contributions included facilitating significant facility and park improvements and coaching team sports. He served in executive leadership roles with the
Osgoode Community Centre Board (President), Junior Farmers’ Association (President), St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Warden, Choir), the Osgoode Township Fish, Game and Conservation Club (Director), and the Independent Order of Oddfellows, where he was a member for 65 years. Following Council approval, staff will work with Councillor Darouze coordinate a ceremonial event to unveil a plaque.
Structure Centennial Park to be renamed Ian MacDonald Pavilion
Messenger Staff One of Manotick’s local sports and community legends will be honoured as the outdoor pavilion at Centennial Park will be renamed the Ian MacDonald Pavilion. The City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee recommended that Council approve the renaming of the outdoor pavilion at its June meeting. The proposal to honour MacDonald was made by Dave Wildman on behalf of
the Manotick Softball Association. “Ian MacDonald was a dedicated resident and volunteer in the Manotick community,” he wrote. “With a focus and love for softball and hockey, he organized, coached, and played in many ball and hockey leagues. A pillar of the community, Ian served on numerous committees and local associations, as well as led significant park and facility improvements. Ian was instrumental in two
Centennial Park pavilion construction projects, and in the installation of ball diamond fencing, lighting and scoreboards. A caring entrepreneur, Ian started as hockey skate and equipment exchange, and was the founder of the Village Pro Shop where he served the community for over 35 years.” Following Council’s formal approval of the proposal, city staff will work with Councillor Moffatt tro coordinate a ceremony event to unveil a plaque.
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VOICE continues from page 15 Around the Village Progress is being made to establish the new Police facility on Prince Wales Drive next to Carleton Lodge. A public meeting has been set for June 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the RVCA building to update area residents. Rogers has plans to install a new 70 metre cell phone tower on agricultural land located near Phelan Road and Rideau Valley Drive. The tower would improve cell phone service in the area. For details about the proposal and to provide comments, contact
Christian Lee at Christian. email@example.com Don’t forget to visit the Farmer’s Market in Dickinson Square from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday.
International Yoga Day, June 21, 6:15 p.m. Celebrate International Yoga Day with a one hour hatha yoga class at Watson’s Mill and then head to the Vault Bistro for a cocktail and appetizer. Tickets are $15. Details at www.watsonsmill.com
Storytelling in the Square, June 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Local storytellers will share their tales about the history of Rideau Township and area in word and song. This is a free event for all ages at Dickinson House. Seating and refreshments will be provided. Nine and Dine Golf and Lobster Dinner, June 23, 2 – 7 p.m. This fundraiser for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is being held at Mead-
ows Golf Course. Tickets are $105 and can be bought at the Guide Dogs offices on Rideau Valley Drive north. More info at www.guidedogs.ca Ice Cream Lawn Social, June 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Enjoy live music and a cool scoop of ice cream or some strawberries and cake on the lawn of Watson’s Mill. Tickets are $ and can be purchased in advance from the Mill. Details at www.watsonsmill.com Romeo and Juliet,
July 1, 7 p.m. A Company of Fools is back in the area presenting their version of Romeo and Juliet at Long Island Locks. The show is pay what you can with a suggested donation of $20 per person. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Shakespeare in the outdoors!
being offered by the Manotick Public Library.
Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is
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What is the Best Hearing Device?
If you have gone online or spoke to friends in the quest to find out which device is the best one, you were most likely confused by all the conflicting reports. This is normal because, truth is; there is no one device that will be perfect for everyone. Why? Well, because there is no one type of hearing loss profile, no one type of hearing need, no one type of person. Your “Best Device” is the one founded on a thorough assessment of your hearing capabilities and selected with all of your unique wants and needs in mind. The good news is that across the many Manufacturers, there are some great products to choose from. Some have a great wind manager for outdoor enthusiasts, others are geared to the musicians, others excel in connectivity, and so on and so forth. So, finding your “Best Device” is possible. The key is customization. You must consult a clinician that will research the entire market to find the solution that will most efficiently address your unique needs. Offering just that is Hearing Freedom, a locally owned,
grown, and operated clinic. Their grass-roots approach is unfortunately rare in today’s market, where retail settings, larger clinics and Manufacturer owned chains have become increasingly present. The unique and refreshing approach that sets Hearing Freedom apart from other providers was established nearly 20 years ago by Rosanne McNamee, Doctor of Audiology. After interviewing for employment at many local clinics, she was disheartened to discover Manufacturer limitations and a focus on sales tactics and expected sales targets. “That is not proper hearing health care.” says McNamee, “To properly treat hearing loss and to maximize my patients’ quality of life, everything available in the market must be considered for each and every patient. Furthermore, I must do so with their particular needs and wants in mind, not my employer’s profit margins. Compromising on hearing healthcare is not an option for me. Onesize-fits-all solutions just don’t cut it.” And so she decided to set up her own busi-
ness, doing it her way and putting patients first. At Hearing Freedom, there are no predetermined products or plans. Each and every patient’s intervention plan is as unique as they are. The experience begins with a thorough hearing evaluation which is followed by a detailed needs assessment. Throughout, the patient’s input is held paramount. “We devote all the time necessary to help our patients navigate this complex hearing healthcare terrain. We want to ensure our patients’ hearing needs are met.” explains McNamee, “We offer prepurchase demos as well as a 90-day trial period on purchased hearing aids. These options give patients the confidence that they have chosen the right solution for them, their lifestyle and hearing needs.” With their focus on rehabilitation and continued support, a 5 year service plan is included with each purchase. This assures essential hearing check-ups and hearing aid care. In addition, there are no Hearing Instrument Practitioners or Hearing Instrument Specialists at Hearing
Freedom. Rather, patients are seen by experienced, fully bilingual, Registered Audiologists. With Masters and Doctorate-level degrees, Audiologists are the most qualified in their field. They service both children and adults, whether they are private pay or third party supported (WCB, VAC, etc). “Not only is hearing complex, so are today’s hearing aid options,” McNamee explains. “Dealing with the most qualified health care professional, in the most independent setting, is crucial.” At Hearing Freedom you can be certain that you have chosen the best place to trust with your hearing needs. So, if you believe in your right to the best, fullest and most customized service available, make sure you book your appointment with Hearing Freedom. You will not regret your short drive to Manotick. Parking is free. Home visits optional. Wheelchair Friendly. For more information visit www.HearingFreedom.com
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