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Pijselman says Richmond Oaks Medical Centre to be a first class facility of 7000 served by the new medical staff the degree to which increased services were needed has been amply demonstrated. While the Medical Centre is not currently taking new patients there is a plan to welcome up to another 4000 patients when the new space is available. According to Sarrazin new contracts are being signed for June when two more doctors and a pediatrician will join the staff bringing the total complement to twelve. Along with the new facility and additional staff it will be possible to offer evening and weekend hours as well as “walk-in” services for patients of the clinic. Kim Pijselman, owner of Cedarstone Homes and a well known builder in Richmond, is constructing the Medical Centre. “Weather has been a factor but I am hopeful the structure will be ready by the end of May. All the infrastructure and asphalt is in place. Even the pads are in for the next two facilities. The final landscaping will of course have to wait until spring. It is going to be a first rate facility” stated Pijselman

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Pijselman is quick to give high praise to his framing team from Cedarstone as well as a host of well known local contractors such as Thomas Cavanagh Construction and Westborough Utilities for their quality work on the project. The new Richmond Oaks Medical Centre will be a welcome addition to the community of Richmond. Given the cramped quarters at the current location it is a pretty safe bet that nobody will be more pleased to see the new facility open than the patients and staff who are “ready to move as soon as the new building opens!!”



It is hard to miss the rapidly rising structure of the new Richmond Oaks Medical Centre on Perth Street. The centre holds the promise of a new level of medical service for residents of the area coupled with a new pharmacy, physiotherapy services and laboratory services. As the centre and population grows provision has also been made for expansion. Donna Sarrazin recognized the need for increased services in the area and took the initiative to conceive and promote the project. She can take credit for igniting much of what is happening. She worked tirelessly to bring together investors, the medical community and businesses to make this project a reality. In order to staff the new clinic Sarrazin recruited nine doctors who currently practice from the offices of the Richmond Goulbourn Medical Clinic. Doctors L.M. and H.R. Rabb faithfully served the community for years from the existing clinic. The old facility served the community well but is now inadequate for the needs of a growing community. With a patient roster

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moffatt continues from page 4 Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house and/or provide comments on the mapping. Conservation Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping. The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena Hall in Stittsville. For those unable to attend the open house, mapping can also be seen online at www. rvca.ca/flowing-creek-andhobbs-drain-hazard-mapping-studies. To understand how mapping may affect your property or to provide comments, please contact an RVCA Resource Specialist at development@ rvca.ca or complete an online property inquiry form at www.rvca.ca/regula-

tions-planning/generalproperty-inquiries. This study is being done through a collaboration involving the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Valley, Mississippi Valley and South Nation Conservation Authorities. The City recognized a need to update its zoning schedules based on up-to-date flood risk mapping, and has provided contributions enabling the Conservation Authorities to move ahead with these studies sooner than would otherwise be possible. The RVCA is currently working on several studies in the Ottawa area. For a complete list on ongoing work, please visit www.rvca.ca.

their property. If you know of a resident of Ottawa who is a Snow Angel, the City of Ottawa wants to thank them! Snow Angels will be recognized with a certificate signed by Mayor Jim Watson and a custom keychain with a snowflake symbol and Ottawa logo. To nominate a Snow Angel, please provide the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details (who they are helping and how) by emailing communitypride@ottawa.ca or by regular mail Attention: Snow Angel Program, City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Crescent, 5th floor, K2G 6J8.

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Doug Ford’s victory in the Ontario a low-level “go-to dealer of hash” in Progressive Conservative leadership his youth. COmmunity day, Susan Bailey wakes up knowrace capped off a wild and strange Times change and people change.OurEvery time in Canadian political history. Plus, Ford can fight fire with fire. He’ll ing that she will be looking down the barrel This leadership election Editorial went have a huge party machine at his of a gun. Messenger three ballots under the weighted vote disposal to develop equally effective But every day, she wakes up feeling the system (100 per riding, unless it con- attack ads against Ontario Liberal same way. tained fewer than 100 votes). Fourth- Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP “I’m grateful every morning,” place candidate Tanya Granic Allen’s Leader Andrea Horwath. Bailey said. “I’m still here.” support mostly went to Ford, while The more immediate problems With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to Bailey suffers from Pulthird-place candidate Caroline Mulwill be keeping the caucus together reflect on what it means to be Canadian. roney’s support to Elliott. (he was only supported by two MPPs), monary Arterial Hypertension Do we take beingmostly Canadian went for granted? Betterthe yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us Ford, businessman and former grassroots members onside (some (PAH). It is a terminal lung conlook upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but Toronto citytocouncillor, beat a is true, red but Tories and centrists are starting dition that gets progressively very willing take. 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If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer 2010 Person“I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe AusManaging Editor: Jeff Morris senger is published what was wrong with Bailey. game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris of are the 50,000 bees swarmingFRIDAY the field. They notYear bees. mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 every other “It tookThetwo or three years to diagnose,” They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimReporters: Bev McRae Publisher: Jeffrey Morris Greely-area rescue specialistThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Grace Thrasher, Larry Ellis, Phill Potter Phone: 613-692-6000 in Manotick, Ontario. 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Manotick Project in Haiti at Editor: newsfile@bellnet.ca for length, clarity and Longfields email: Davidson HeightsI did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud People who have been following the World Cup anddeal Photographer: MikeAngie Carroccetto News/sports: newsfile@bellnet.ca great Office: High School in February, is of sweating, and I wasn’t sleepMarketing Mgr: GordDinardo Logan Advertising: advert@bellnet.ca libellous people who havestatements. only seen 20 minutes of it in our person of passthe year as for I could. Photographer: Mike Carroccetto Editor: newsfile@bellnet.ca 2010. ing Agostinho was our“USA! ing have commented on these annoying yet relentUSA!” well. My USA! body was being deprived of Office: Angie Dinardo Display, National and News/ Sports: newsfile@bellnet.ca person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto For the full story, see page 2. 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The MessengerLETTERS Greely Grandmas respond to Andy Braid’s anti-Conservative rant

The Editor, In reply to Andy Braid’s usual anti- Jeff Morris and anything conservative, the Greely Grandma’s will reply. We thoroughly enjoy Mr. Morris’s columns which are humourous, caring, informative and include a variety of subjects. In our last attempted defence of the conservatives, we were compared to woeful Toronto Maple Leaf sup-

porters with no brain cells and blind support. How kind and enlightening! As an aside, the Leafs are doing better. As far as Mr. Braid’s assessment of the leadership candidates all reading from a Republican Party Teleprompter , how insulting to sincere people who put their beliefs ,time and money on the line and try to get elected to public office. Each Conservative

candidate represents a credible point of view. Caroline Mulroney is a well educated, young mother and bravo for her. Christine Elliot has served and cared about this province for many years and we need more people like her running for office. Granic Allen has legitimate concerns about several issues and expressed herself with great passion. Doug Ford has concerns around

debt, hydro costs and jobs. Who doesn’t? As usual Mr. Braid hurls the alt-right and neo-con barbs. Ontario is in big trouble and we do desperately need a change of government and direction! We do not see the NDP holding the balance of power as good news! The words “insider progressive” are mentioned. These are red flags for us, which usu-

ally mean people who are condescending, smarter and always have the one and only right answers on issues. We would like to know which party Mr. Braid supports. Any guesses or would he show his true colours, other than constant criticism and hateful remarks or has he already by slamming one party regularly. There is lots to say about how the Liberals have run this province!!!

Sincerely, The Greely Grandmas Colleen Nottell Sylvia P. MacDonald Ed. Note – In his rant in the last issue, I seem to remember that Andy indirectly endorsed Andrea Horvath and the NDP. He must be out there longing for the return of Rae Days. As for me, I am totally influenced by who has the most lawn signs. In the next election I am supporting Royal LePage. JM

The clocks have changed, the snow is melting, and Spring is on its way Yes, it’s almost Spring! What a great time of the year. In some respects it’s only because of the winter season, in giving us the cold, snowy, blustery weather, that we fully appreciate the wonder of spring. Thanks winter! Welcome Spring! Spring comes as subtly as snow in the night. It slips up on you with its vague powdering of green. The trees naked and wind-tossed one day, the next are beaded with buds and standing serene. The grass has suddenly turned from brown to green, One of my favourite times of the year is April and May when each tree is a different shade of green; when I see that I know that spring really has sprung. Open the windows, invite the outdoors in, enjoy the sounds of the birds, the warmth of the sunshine – you’ll feel like a new person – until you realize that spring usually means spring cleaning! Winter always gives way to Spring; we can trust the seasons and their timing but we find ourselves in a transitional state. Transitions are in-between-times or periods of waiting. Many of us find it uncomfortable and frustrating to wait and are usually ready to jump into the next thing. Transitions are usually subtle and change rarely happens overnight and might

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be compared to layers that unravel, like day to dusk to dark to dawn as it merges

to day again. Spring brings many beautiful things – daffodils, crocus, tulips, and lilacs in a variety of colours. Evenings are longer with rose-gold sunsets, stars are brighter, the moon is rounder, rain is warmer, clouds are fluffier, birds sing louder as

they flit about building nests and grass grows, the earth has stirred anew. Chicks and bunnies appear; children laugh and

shout as they toss the frisbee, skip ropes, fly kites, play ball and soccer. Which part of a Spring day is best? At sunrise as

we start the day; perhaps in the afternoon as the shadows fall across the green (we hope) lawn and then there is the sunset


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Kiwanis Club co-founder Osman Naqvi receives Mayor’s City Builder Award Kiwanis Club cofounder Osman Naqvi receives Mayor’s City Builder Award Last week, Osman Naqvi was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award by myself, Mayor Jim Watson, and Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor. Osman Naqvi helped found the Kiwanis Club of Barrhaven/Riverside South, and helped to create the YOUth Heroes initiative – a citywide campaign that empowers local youth to create positive social change in their communities. Osman has been an active leader with the Caring and Sharing Exchange, Carleton University’s Young Liberals Association, the Canadian Hearing Society and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. He is currently in the process of developing a social enterprise to bring hygiene products to areas in need. Name the Trains Winners Announced The City recently announced the Name the Trains winning submissions. There were 40 trains to name in all, 34


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O-Train Confederation Line and six O-Train Trillium Line train cars. This competition was open to children and youth 16 years of age and under and the City received almost two thousand entries. The names submitted reflect Ottawa’s and Canada’s historical figures, arts, our military history as well as honoring Indigenous peoples. The O-Train Trillium Line coming to Ottawa South in 2021 will include names such as Northern Lights and Dreamcatcher! To see the full list of names, you can visit octranspo. com/ready4rail. Smart Cities Challenge Do you want to make a meaningful impact in your community by solving local challenges with a smart city approach? Consider filling out the “Smart Cities Challen-

ges” questionnaire online to have your say! Your answers will help the City identify and address the most important challenges facing our communities and could also help secure the top prize of $50 million to go towards implementing these changes. For more information about this challenge and how you can participate, please visit ottawa.ca. Registration Now Open for Spring and Summer Recreation Programs The Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs for spring and summer programs are

now available online at ottawa.ca. Residents can choose from a variety of activities and programs for all ages including swimming lessons, fitness classes, generalinterest courses, sports and classes in the arts. You can register online, by phone or in person. If you would like more information, visit ottawa. ca. Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to focus on Distracted Driving & Speeding This month STEP will focus on distracted driving and speeding in the City of Ottawa. Between 2012 and 2016, there

were 28,603 reported collisions involving distracted driving resulting in 21 fatalities and 5,767 injuries. Throughout the same timeframe there were 15,367 collisions resulting in 3,028 injuries and 55 fatalities because of speeding. There are some shocking numbers and we all have to do our part to make sure, when we are on the roads we are driving safe and following the rules and posted speed limits. International Women’s Day at City Hall Thursday, March 8th marked International Women’s Day. In cele-

bration of this international day of recognition, I was joined by leaders of our community for Mayor Jim Watson’s breakfast reception at City Hall with special guests of honour. Speakers for this event included Her Excellency Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France to Canada, Her Excellency Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada, and Her Excellency Kelly Craft, Ambassador of the United States to Canada.

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Committee to discuss development charges for new housing in Manotick The City’s Planning Committee will be discussing a proposed bylaw amendment to ensure new development in Manotick will pay charges to cover the costs of sewer and water services to those developments. The two developments that could proceed this year are Riverwalk at the corner of Kelly Marie Drive and Main Street and a smaller project on Antiochi Drive. The amendment is required as it is anticipated these projects will proceed prior to the next comprehensive development charges review in 2018-19. This item was approved by the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) in February. Once approved by the Planning Committee, it will go to the full Council. Information can be found in the minutes of ARAC of February 1.

Walking Club returns

The Manotick Walking Club has returned to the upstairs of the Manotick Arena as of March 19th. This is a gentle indoor Walking Program for those who want to remain active. There is no charge. Stay as little or as long as you want. The Program operates every Monday and Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. For more information contact Sonia at bluegramz@rogers.com

Barrhaven South Urban Expansion

The City is moving forward with the development of lands north of Barnsdale and west of Greenbank, in an area known as Barrhaven South. Following three public consultation meetings on a community development plan for the new community of 1200 homes, the City is proposing a zoning amendment to adjust the urban boundary to include lands on the corner of Greenbank and Barnsdale Roads. This new parcel will replace land adjacent to sand and gravel pits


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

that cannot be developed until the pits stop operating. The result of the “swap” is that the amount of urban land available for development will remain the same. Although the proposed parcel of land was originally designed agricultural, the Ontario Municipal Board had re-designated this land as General Rural Area, making it eligible for development. The proposed development will include a park and ride, two schools, a commercial plaza, a range of housing types, parks and storm water management ponds. For more information on the proposed development, visit https://app01.ottawa.ca/ postingplans/appDetails. jsf?lang=en&appId=__APW1MN

Around the Village

Check out the Easter Egg Hunt being held on the afternoon of Saturday, March 31 throughout the Village core. Details are available at local businesses.

Volunteer Tea, March 28, 2 p.m.

presentation will bring the people of Dickinson House to life. Join the four Dickinson siblings – George, Charlotte, Willie and Bessie – as well as house maid Sarah Devlin and stable hand Peter Hicks at Dickinson House and the nearby Carriage Shed as each reflects on a pivotal moment in their lives during the 40 year period from 1872 to 1912. In advance of the show guests will enjoy dinner at the Doyle House Hotel (The Miller’s Oven) and will be greeted there by owner Peter Doyle Junior. There are only 30 tickets avail-

Citizens of Manotick and area are invited to attend a Volunteer Tea at Dickinson House, 1127 Mill Street. Those who have a bit of spare time or are looking for a meaningful experience may wish to consider becoming a volunteer at the House. For more information and to RSVP, please call the Chair of the Dickinson House Committee, Brian Earl at 613-692-2371.

The People of Dickinson House, April 6, 7, 13 and 14, 6 p.m.

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PROPOSAL: Contact information:

Rogers invites you, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice, to provide by letter your comments, and / or request to be informed of the City’s position on the proposed antenna system.

Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages PUBLICaccompanied NOTICE

by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library.

YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m.

For youth age 12-17. For more information, visit yoma.ca, email us at youth.of.manotick@ gmail.com or call us at 613-296-1202 Follow us on Twitter @manotickvca and Facebook If you have any comments or questions or want to list an event, please contact me at president@manotickvca.org





Rogers is proposing an antenna system at 4118 William McEwen Dr. in Ottawa, which consists of the following: a 40m white monopole in a fenced compound on the southern edge of the property, approximately 100m from William McEwen Dr. Once completed the antenna system will measure 40 metres in height.

able per show. There are still tickets available for April 7 and 13. Tickets are $40 each and are available by calling 613-692-6455 or by e-mailing watsonsmillmanotick@gmail. com. For more information about the show go to http://www.itrtheatre. com/DH.html Proceeds from the shows will go to the Dickinson House restoration fund.

Proposed Wireless Communications Installation Reference: C6304 Highway 416 & Barnsdale Rd. Eric Belchamber On behalf of Rogers Communications Inc. 337 Autumnfield St. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970 eric.belchamber@rogers.com

Rogers will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns, and the City will be taking into account comments from the public and Rogers’ response to each when providing its position to the proponent and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system, and requires that we review this proposal with the local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and to Rogers.

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EMPLACEMENT PROPOSÉ PAR ROGERS POUR TYPE INSTALLATION L’INSTALLATION D’UN SYSTÈME D’ANTENNES DE RADIOCOMMUNICATION : PROPOSÉ PAR ROGERS TYPE INSTALLATION TOUREMPLACEMENT DE TYPE MONOPOLE DE 40 MÈTRES DEPOUR HAUTEUR L’INSTALLATION D’UN SYSTÈME D’ANTENNES DE RADIOCOMMUNICATION : TOUR DE TYPE MONOPOLE DE 40 MÈTRES DE HAUTEUR PROJET PROPOSÉ : TOUR DE TYPE MONOPOLE DE 40 MÈTRES DE HAUTEUR Rogers propose l’installation d’un système PROJET PROPOSÉ : d'antennes au 4118 William McEwen Drive à Rogers propose l’installation d’un système Ottawa. Les détails du PROJET PROPOSÉ : projet proposé sont comme d'antennes au 4118 William McEwen Drive à suit : Rogers propose l’installation d’un système Ottawa. Les détails du projet proposé sont comme d'antennes au 4118 William McEwen Drive à suit : tour de télécommunication de type monopole - une Ottawa. Les détails du projet proposé sont comme blanc dans un espace clôturé et barré et ce, situé à suit : -l’extrémité une tour sud de télécommunication type monopole du lot proposé (à de environ 100m de blanc dans un espace clôturé barré et ce, situé à William McEwen Dr.). Une foisetles travaux terminés, -l’extrémité une tour de télécommunication de type monopole sud du lot proposé (à environ environ40 100m de le système d’antennes mesurera mètres blanc dans un espace clôturé barré et ce, situé à William McEwen Dr.). Une foisetles travaux terminés, de hauteur (élévation tout). l’extrémité du lothors proposé environ40 100m de le système sud d’antennes mesurera(à environ mètres William McEwen Dr.). Une fois les travaux terminés, de hauteur (élévation hors tout). dans les 30 jours Rogers invite les citoyens, le système d’antennes mesurera environ 40 mètres ouvrables suivant lahors datetout). du présent avis, à faire de hauteur (élévation Rogers invite les citoyens, les ou30courrier jours part de vos commentaires pardans courriel ouvrables suivantmentionnée la date du (avec présent avis, à faire postal à l’adresse une adresse de Rogers invitecommentaires les citoyens,pardans les ou 30courrier jours part de et/ou vos courriel retour) à demander de connaître la position de ouvrables suivantmentionnée la date du(avec présent à faire postal àquant l’adresse uneavis, adresse de la Ville à la proposition par du système d'antennes. part de vos commentaires courriel ou courrier retour) et/ou à demander de connaître la position de postal àquant l’adresse mentionnéedu(avec une d'antennes. adresse de la à ladonnera proposition DeVille plus, Rogers àsystème toute préoccupation retour) et/ou à demander suite de connaître la position de jugée pertinente et raisonnable et la Ville tiendra la Ville à ladonnera proposition duàsystème d'antennes. De plus,quant Rogers suite toute compte des commentaires du public et préoccupation de la réponse jugée pertinente et raisonnable et au la Ville tiendra du plus, promoteur à donnera l'égard de ceux-ci moment de De Rogers suite à toute préoccupation compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse faire part de sa position au promoteur et àVille Innovation, jugée pertinente et raisonnable et au la tiendra du promoteur à l'égard deéconomique ceux-ci moment de Science et Développement Canada. compte du public etetde la réponse faire partdes de commentaires sa position au promoteur à Innovation, du promoteur à l'égard deéconomique ceux-ci au Canada. moment de Science et Développement Enfin,partInnovation, et Développement faire de sa positionScience au promoteur et à Innovation, économique Canada, qui est responsable Science et Développement économique Canada. Enfin, Innovation, Science et Développement d'approuver ce système d'antennes, exige que économique Canada, qui est responsable Rogers passe en revue la présente avec Enfin, Innovation, Science et proposition Développement d'approuver cela système d'antennes, exige avoir que le public et municipalité locale. Après économique Canada, qui estproposition responsable Rogers en revue la présente examinépasse cettece proposition, lad'antennes, Ville d'Ottawa feraavec part d'approuver système exige que le public et la municipalité locale. Après avoir de sa passe positionrevue à laInnovation, Science avec et Rogers présente proposition examiné cette en proposition, laCanada Ville d'Ottawa fera part Développement et àAprès Rogers. le et laéconomique municipalité locale. de public sa position à Innovation, Science avoir et examiné cette proposition, Ville d'Ottawa fera part Développement économiquelaCanada et à Rogers. de sa position à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada et à Rogers.

Pour toute information additionnelle, veuillez communiquer avec Rogers : Pour toute information additionnelle, veuillez communiquer Eric Belchamber avec Rogers : nom de Rogers Communications inc. Pour touteAuinformation additionnelle, veuillez communiquer Eric Belchamber 337 Autumnfield St. avec Rogers : Au nom de Rogers Communications inc. Kanata, K2M 0J6 EricOntario Belchamber 337 Autumnfield St. 220-5970 Au nom de (613) Rogers Communications inc. Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 eric.belchamber@rogers.com 337 Autumnfield St. (613) 220-5970 Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 eric.belchamber@rogers.com (613) 220-5970 eric.belchamber@rogers.com


PUBLIC The ManotickNOTICE Messenger In this 45th anniver- Newspaper: PUBLIC NOTICE PROPOSED ROGERS HEIGHT WIRELESS sary year, ITR Theatre Project: C6304 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Highway 416 & Barnsdale Rd. PROPOSED ROGERS Company is delighted to TYPE INSTALLATION 23,MONOPOLE 2018 METER WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS bring a whodunit to the Publication Date:40March TOWER INSTALLATION stage by arguably one of the best mystery writ- PROPOSAL: Contact information: is proposing an antenna system at 6453 ers of all time, Agatha Rogers Mitch Owens Rd. in Ottawa, which consists of the Proposed Wireless Communications Installation a 40m white monopole in a fenced Reference: C6303 Ficko Christie. “A Murder is An- following: compound in the northwestern corner of the property. Eric Belchamber completed the antenna system will measure On behalf of Rogers Communications Inc. nounced” was first pub- Once 40 metres in height. 337 Autumnfield St. Ontario K2M 0J6 lished in 1950 and was Rogers invites you, within 30 calendar days of the Kanata, (613) 220-5970 date of this notice, to provide by letter your eric.belchamber@rogers.com Christie’s 50th book. comments, and / or request to be informed of the Performances are set City’s position on the proposed antenna system. will respond to all reasonable and relevant for April 20, 21, 27, and Rogers concerns, and the City will be taking into account from the public and Rogers’ response to 28 with a matinee on comments each when providing its position to the proponent Innovation, Science and Economic April 29. Tickets for this and Development Canada. show can be purchased Innovation, Science and Economic Development is responsible for the approval of this at www.itrtheatre.com or Canada antenna system, and requires that we review this with the local municipality. After reviewing by calling 613-800-1165. proposal this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Performances are held at Development Canada and to Rogers the Osgoode Community Centre. Times for the shows are listed on the ITR web site.




PROJET PROPOSÉ Publication Date: :March 23, 2018

Rogers propose l’installation d’un système d'antennes au 6453 rue Mitch Owens à Ottawa. Les PROJET : sont comme suit : détails duPROPOSÉ projet proposé Rogers propose l’installation d’un système au télécommunication 6453 rue Mitch Owens à Ottawa. Les -d'antennes une tour de de type monopole détailsdans du projet proposéclôturé sont comme blanc un espace et barrésuit et :ce, situé à l’extrémité nord-ouest du lot proposé. Une fois les - une tour de télécommunication de type monopole travaux terminés, le système d’antennes mesurera blanc dans un espace clôturé(élévation et barré et ce,tout). situé à environ 40 mètres de hauteur hors l’extrémité nord-ouest du lot proposé. Une fois les travaux système d’antennes mesurera Rogers terminés, invite lesle citoyens, dans les 30 jours environ 40 mètres (élévation ouvrables suivantdelahauteur date du présent hors avis,tout). à faire part de vos commentaires par courriel ou courrier Rogersà l’adresse invite lesmentionnée citoyens, (avec dans une les adresse 30 jours postal de ouvrables suivant la datededu présentlaavis, à faire retour) et/ou à demander connaître position de part dequant vos àcommentaires courriel d'antennes. ou courrier la Ville la proposition par du système postal à l’adresse mentionnée (avec une adresse de retour) à demander de connaître la position de De plus,et/ou Rogers donnera suite à toute préoccupation la Ville pertinente quant à la proposition du système d'antennes. jugée et raisonnable et la Ville tiendra compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse De plus, Rogers suite à touteaupréoccupation du promoteur à donnera l'égard de ceux-ci moment de jugéepart pertinente et raisonnable et la tiendra faire de sa position au promoteur et àVille Innovation, commentaires du public et de la réponse compte des Science et Développement économique Canada. du promoteur à l'égard de ceux-ci au moment de faire de sa positionScience au promoteur et à Innovation, Enfin,partInnovation, et Développement Science et Développement économique Canada, économique qui est Canada. responsable d'approuver ce système d'antennes, exige que Enfin, Innovation, Science et proposition Développement Rogers passe en revue la présente avec économique qui locale. est Après responsable le public et laCanada, municipalité avoir d'approuver système lad'antennes, exige que examiné cettece proposition, Ville d'Ottawa fera part Rogers en revue présente proposition de sa passe position à laInnovation, Science avec et le public et laéconomique municipalité locale. avoir Développement Canada et àAprès Rogers. examiné cette proposition, la Ville d'Ottawa fera part de sa position à Innovation, Science et Développement économique Canada et à Rogers.

Newspaper: The Manotick Messenger

Newspaper: The Manotick Messenger Publication Date: March 23, 2018

Project: C6303 Ficko

Project: C6303 Newspaper: TheFicko Manotick Messenger Publication Date: March 23, 2018 Project: C6303 Ficko

Pour toute information additionnelle, veuillez communiquer avec Rogers : Eric Belchamber Pour touteAuinformation additionnelle, veuillez communiquer nom de Rogers Communications inc. avec Rogers : 337 Autumnfield St. EricOntario Belchamber Kanata, K2M 0J6 Au nom de (613) Rogers Communications inc. 220-5970 337 Autumnfield St. eric.belchamber@rogers.com Kanata, Ontario K2M 0J6 (613) 220-5970 eric.belchamber@rogers.com

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many Christians fast on Good Friday, eating only one full meal and two smaller meals that do not add up to a full meal. Christians believe that commemorating the death of Christ helps to remind them of the sacrifices that Christ made and the human sin that contributed to his death. The observance of Good Friday has existed for centuries. According to Catholic Online, the Catholic Church does not celebrate Mass on Good Friday, though church services held on Good Friday correspond to the divisions of a traditional Mass. These services include the Liturgy of the Word, dur-

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The MessengerCommunity Local singer-songwriter goes from the red carpet to the Red Dot Perhaps there is not a lot of reason to watch the Ottawa Senators down the stretch this season, but there is a reason for local fans. St. Mark High School graduate Stephanie LaRochelle will be singing the national anthem at Canadian Tire Centre before the March 22 game against Edmonton. She has been on a rotation throughout the season and has become somewhat of a regular at Sens games. If you can’t make it in for the game, she will also be performing at the Red Dot Café in Osgoode Tues., March 27. While she won’t be singing O Canada at the Red Dot, the local singer-songwriter will be performing some of her original material.

“I grew up going to that restaurant so I am really looking forward to it,” LaRochelle said of playing at the Red Dot. “I will be playing on the bar side. It’s a cute little atmosphere, and it’s great that they are featuring some live music and I am happy to be a part of it.” LaRochelle gained national prominence six years ago when she was the runner-up in the CBC reality series Over the Rainbow. “Over the Rainbow has opened up a lot of doors for me,” she said. “I got an agent, I started working in TV and film a little bit, and now I am working on some original music.” LaRochelle is releasing a single within the next few months. Her new song is called ‘Just For Tonight.’

With files from Mike Carroccetto

St. Mark High School graduate Stephanie LaRochelle is singing the national anthem for the Ottawa Senators this week. Next week, she is performing at the Red Dot Café in Osgoode. Mike Carroccetto photo



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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

Despite the weather, Councillor’s third annual Irish Tea another success Think week we had a fantastic afternoon celebrating my 3rd Annual Irish Tea at the Metcalfe Town Hall! Even though the weather was not the best, it didn’t stop people from coming in to enjoy some great live music by Spencer Scarf and some fiddling and dancing by the Warren children! The transformation of the Town Hall into an “Irish green” party room was spectacular, all thanks to my staff and volunteers. As always the Greely Lions and Volunteer Firefighters came out to serve tea and help guests to their seats. The tables were full and chairs lined the walls with residents smiling and clapping along to the music. It was great to see Mayor Watson, MP Pierre Poilievre, MPP Lisa MacLeod, Mayor of Russell Township Pierre Leroux,

year so far, and I am so happy there were so many residents who came out to enjoy it with me!


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and Carleton PC representative Goldie Ghamari drop by! With door prizes and donated baskets, the ticket draw was an exciting part of the day that saw a number of lucky winners take home a little more Irish greenery. This year, ROSSS provided a free shuttle service from the senior home in Metcalfe so they could attend the Tea, and Orchard Walk Retirement Community also provided a shuttle for their residents as well! Thank you to Moncion’s Independent Grocer for providing sweets and teas once again for all to enjoy. It was the best party of the

The Greely Players Presents ‘Disney, The Little Mermaid’ The Greely Players is presenting their 29th musical production March 21-25, ‘Disney, The Little Mermaid’. Our local musical theatre company has been rehearsing twice weekly since November. Once again their cast and crew of volunteers are raising the bar for your family enjoyment with engaging voices singing all your favourite songs, with both land and under-thesea set designs, glittering costumes, lights fantastic, dancing mermaids and so many other favourite characters. The box office, which opened this week, has been swamped with

ticket sales going overboard! Six shows at the Greely Community Centre with tickets $15-$25. For info & to reserve your seats visit www.greelyplayers.ca or call 613-702-6448. ITR Presents - A Murder is Announced In this 45th anniversary year, ITR Theatre Company is delighted to bring a whodunit to the stage by arguably one of the best mystery writers of all time, Agatha Christie. “A Murder is Announced” was first published in 1950 and was Christie’s 50th book. This current play adaptation was written by Leslie Darbon in 1977. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several

occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain. Tickets for this show are currently on sale and can be purchased at www. itrtheatre.com or by calling 613-800-1165. Come on out to the show and help ITR celebrate 45 years of great entertainment. Pick Up Your New 911 Civic Blade! One of my initiatives was to enact a one-time program to replace the civic blade signs along the main roads in the Ward.

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Leadership a big part of the Honour Roll student-athlete experience Name: Emma Wiebe Age: 17 School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Mom: Jennifer Reed, Dad: Kurt Wiebe, Step-mom: Kerrie Wiebe, Step-dad: Alain Lalonde

really important to me, because it’s a chance to What do you enjoy give back to the comreading for pleasure? munity, and help those “I love reading novels less fortunate than us. of all different genres, The whole purpose of but during school I find the We Charity (formerly I’m too busy to actually known as Free the Chilread novels. I often read dren) is to inspire kids articles online though, helping kids, and to show kids that they can make a before I go to bed.” difference in this world; Who are your fa- which I believe is a very vourite authors? “John important premise. Another accomplishGreen, Victoria Aveyard, S.E. Hinton, Cassandra ment of mine, is my 7s Clare, and Jandy Nelson.” Rugby Team won our division this year, which was great, weAM were Accomplishments: “I With Vera Mitchell_Ad copybecause 5/3/17 8:47 Pagea 1 have achieved Double really young team.” Blue every year of high Activities/Interests: school, which is having an average of 80% or over. “At my school I play on Emma Wiebe went into high school with the goal of trying In grade 10 I also made the Volleyball Team and as many things as she could. The result has been a successHonour Roll, which is an the Rugby Team. ful experience at OTHS both in and out of the classroom. Phill Potter photo average over 90%. Last youth continues on page 17 year I was selected by my teachers to be one of four students from my school to attend board-wide Leadership Camp. This was an amazing experiBEFORE ence, where I got to meet a bunch of really cool people, and learn about being a better leader. In grades 11 and 12 AFTER I was selected to be the President of my school’s Free the Children Club. We organize activities to raise money for local and global issues. This club is ing out of an airplane.”


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youth continues from page 16 I’ve played volleyball since grade six. It is a sport I have grown to love. It’s an amazing sport that requires a lot of teamwork, and becomes more exciting the better you get. I’ve been very lucky to have had awesome team mates over the years, as well as amazing coaches, who share my love for the game. I’m super excited for the season to start off this year, and looking forward to getting back on the court. This year I also played on the Sevens Rugby Team. It was the first year I had ever played rugby, and I had a blast! It’s unlike any sport I’ve ever played, and being out on the field gives you a total adrenaline rush. I wish I had worked up the courage to join this team when I was in grade nine.

I’m also involved in our Free the Children Club, and Leadership Camp. The Free the Children Club organizes fundraisers, such as a coffee house, raffles, and a clothing drive to help people in our community and the world. I’m also a Skillbuilder at Leadership Camp, which is my favourite weekend of the entire year. The Skillbuilders, alongside a couple of very devoted teachers, spend almost the entire year organizing a weekend long camp at my school. It’s a weekend full of games and meeting new people. It is one of my absolute favourite things about my high school experience. After a weekend at camp, you will see the school in a whole different way. Outside of school, I

play ringette, golf, and I water ski; traveling is also one of my great passions. I’ve played ringette since I was seven years old. I love it, since it’s an amazing way to meet new people, and a great source of exercise. To be honest, my team is never that good, but we all go out there to have fun, and we get over the losses pretty quickly. I also play golf, because my parents love it, and I work at a golf course. My favourite part about golf, is driving around in the cart, and celebrating the odd time my drive goes farther than anyone else’s. Golf is an extremely frustrating sport, and I applaud anyone who has the patience to play it regularly. Water skiing at my cottage is also one of my favourite things to

do. It’s a very peaceful feeling to be out on the water with only your thoughts. I look forward to it every summer. Finally, travel is one thing that interests me the most. I have been very lucky growing up, to have the opportunity to travel a lot with my family. I learned at a very young age, that this world we live in is huge, and is meant to be discovered. I love the way that every city has its own unique beauty, and that no two places are alike. In future, I plan on going pretty much everywhere, because there are so many new places to see and people to meet.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “When I was starting grade nine, my mom told me that high school

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Oh brother! Manotick’s Bittens to face off in first round of OHL playoffs When they faced each other for the first time in the Ontario Hockey League this year, Will and Sam Bitten joked about getting into a fight, and who their mom was cheering for. But now that the playoffs are here, it’s on. Will, a veteran with the first place Hamilton Bulldogs, will be facing younger brother Sam and the Ottawa 67s in the first round of the OHL playoffs. The first two game of the series are Thursday and Sunday in Hamilton, while Games 3 and 4 are Tuesday and Wednesday (March 2728) at TD Place Arena at Lansdowne in Ottawa. The Bulldogs have been the class of the OHL this year while the 67s have been an improved team but have ridden a bit of a roller coaster in

the standings. “(The Bulldogs) went for it this year, and they loaded up with a lot of players,” said Sam, the younger of the two brothers. “My brother (Will) is a big part of it. They have a few players who have been signed (to NHL contracts) and they are a stacked team up front and old on the back end. We’ve got to capitalize on our chances and try to take what we can get.” Local fans, friends and family are expecting to see the two Bitten brothers on the ice facing each other quite a bit. While Will is a top line point producer for the Bulldogs, Sam will be trying to keep his older brother off the scoresheet. “I’ve accepted my role this year as a checking forward, and I take pride in my role of trying to

shut down the opposition centres,” Sam said. “We’re always competitive out there. If it’s a face off or a puck battle in the corner I always want to be the one that takes it to him. It started in the basement playing mini sticks.” Will Bitten, who turns 20 in the summer, recently signed a contract with the Montreal Canadiens. He was drafted by the Habs in 2016 and is likely headed to the AHL next season to play for the Laval Rocket. Sam Bitten is in this year’s draft. While they are facing each other this year, his dream would be to be drafted by the same team. “That’s my dream,” Same said. “I grew up as a Habs fan and I was there in Buffalo when my brother got draft-

Will and Sam Bitten of Manotick will face off against each other when the Hamilton Bulldogs face the Ottawa 67s in the first round of the OHL playoffs. Mike Carroccetto photo

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good chemistry. We were hoping to get him in Ottawa this year but sadly it didn’t work out. But, as a

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Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair earns berth in World Curling Championships By Randy Fletcher As defending United States Women’s Curling Champion, Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair knew her team would have a target on their back as they defended their title during the 2018 Championships, which took place in Fargo, North Dakota the first week of March. Not only did Team Sinclair post a perfect 7-0 record earning them a spot in the gold medal game, her impeccable 10th end final shot to the button secured her second consecutive National Title, and a spot at the World Curling Championships in North Bay, March 1725. Sinclair has been part of the U.S. Curling Association’s High Performance Program for four years and despite winning the national title

last year, another team was chosen to represent the U.S.A. at the Worlds. For Sinclair, who was a born in Alaska and has duel Canada-U.S. Citizenship, the World Championships are the biggest event she’s competed in. She says her team is prepared to play in front of huge crowds and international media coverage. “We’ll soak it in, but with our experience at Grand Slam events and the Olympic Trials we know how to deal with pressures on and off the ice at Worlds.” Sinclair and her team of Monica Walker, Vicky Persinger and Alex Carlson received a bonus with winning the National Championship; invitations to compete in the final two Grand Slam events of the 201718 season. It bodes well as the most successful

season for the 26 year old who began curling at the Manotick Curling Centre at the age of eight, and soon became a local phenom at events in the Ottawa area. Sinclair won back-to-back Ontario Junior Women’s titles and National University Championship, playing for the Carleton Ravens. Playing at the World Championships just a few hours away will bring a hometown flavour for Sinclair. Many members of the Manotick Curling Centre are planning to make the trip to North Bay to watch Jamie and her team compete, so there will be a larger than usual Team Sinclair cheering section. “More cowbells the better”, says Sinclair, referring to the traditional of clanging of bells and other noisemakers used to acknowledge good shots. Sin-

clair says it will be great to see familiar faces in the crowd. “Manotick is where my dream started. At every stage of my curling career I’ve been fortunate to have the support of the people of my home town, both at the Curling Centre and within the community.” Sinclair has successfully competed against most of the teams attending the World Championships so she’s familiar with the style of play each squad brings. Team Sinclair’s perfect record at the U.S. Nationals proves they have the steady nerves and patience required to compete at the highest levels. Sinclair’s mission is not just to win curling events; it is to grow the sport wherever she can. She provided expert colour analysis

Manotick’s Jamie Sinclair gets congratulations from her mother after winning the U.S. Curling Championships and earning a spot in this week’s world championships in North Bay.

for NBC Sports during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Sinclair doesn’t hesitate to help curlers of all ages get into the sport. She has produced a series of curling instructional videos

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