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Cranberry Creek Municipal Drain to carry a high price tag for landowners Landowners in the rural North Gower and Kars areas were out in full force and had their say as the City of Ottawa’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee accepted a report on the Cranberry Creek Municipal Drain. Repairing and cleaning the drain will carry a price tag of about $1.6 million. The majority of that money will be reclaimed through assessments to landowners whose properties benefit from the work. Rideau Goulbourn Councillor and ARAC Chair Scott Moffatt said the purpose of meeting was to discuss the Engineer’s Report, prepared by Drainage Engineer Andy Robinson. The Cranberry Creek Municipal Drain item dates back to 2012 and

beyond. After a very wet spring in 2012, landowners on this municipal drain raised concerns about its maintenance. As of approximately 1991, the drain actually lacked a pump and dyke system that allowed it to operate as per the approved Engineer’s Report. In essence, the municipal drain has not been properly functioning since that time. The drain itself was originally constructed in 1895 but the pump and dyke were installed following an updated Engineer’s Report in 1969. That system remained in place for over two decades but it was considered insufficient based on the volume of water it could handle. An updated report in 1991 recommended up-

grades to the pump and dyke at that time but it was not accepted by Rideau Township and the landowners at that time. As mentioned above, the matter resurfaced nearly six years ago leading to our current report. In September 2014, the city appointed Robinson Consultants to update the Engineer’s Report and bring forward a plan to have the municipal drain function as was intended and also to clean it out to its original depths. Landowners assessed by this municipal drain received the Engineer’s Report in recent weeks which outlines the proposed works as well as the assessment values. Being a significant watershed, there are many properties affected by these drainage works. “I understand that the

assessments can create undue burden on affected landowners and I have committed to doing what I can to find some financial assistance to lower those assessments,” said Moffatt. “That work will likely continue right through into April when this matter returns for the Court of Revision process.” One landowner adjacent to the drainage system, Jim Johnston, said that he would give the city the land needed for the drainage and pump system if the city would pick up the tab. He estimated that the land he would turn over would be the equivalent of about 14 lots with a value of more than $1 million. “I’ve lived through the whole history of Cranberry Creek,” Johnston

ARAC approves zoning amendment to Perth Street development in Richmond The City of Ottawa Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has approved the amendment of a zoning bylaw for a planned development on Perth Street in Richmond. The zoning, originally approved through an Ontario Municipal Board settlement, was based on the draft approved subdivision plan. Richmond Village Developments have made some modifications to the plan with the submission of the first phase for the subdivision registration. The line work for the zone boundaries does not match, and an amendment to the zoning maps is required to address that. That first phase includes a park, the storm pond and about 220 single-family lots. There was one comment from the public stating that the development, in particular two

houses, should not have been approved without notice. The commentator is concerned that the two houses under construction, berms and fill are restricting the flow of water to the Van Gaal Municipal Drain, causing the water to back up onto adjacent fields and

making cropping impossible. The two houses and related grading were reviewed and approved as dry model homes (i.e. not connected to services). While the overall subdivision grading is still under review for the final approval of Phase

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Ghamari endorses Christine Elliott during her visit to Carleton riding By Jeff Morris Carleton Progressive Conservative candidate Goldie Ghamari has endorsed Christine Elliott for the upcoming leadership race for the party. Ghamari made the announcement during Elliott’s visit to the riding Wednesday, before the PC leadership debate last Wednesday in Ottawa. She said that Elliott is the PC leadership candidate who can best bring the party together. “Her focus has always been on defeating Kathleen Wynne,” Ghamari said. “She is the leadership candidate best suited to help us win and form the provincial government in June.” Ghamari invited all four of the PC leadership candidates to Carleton. Elliott was the only one who accepted the invite and visited the riding. “She is promoting a message of unity,” Ghamari added. Elliott was happy to ac-





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cept the endorsement. “I am very pleased to have Goldie’s support,” Elliott told the Messenger. “She will do a wonderful job as an MPP. She has a strong background as a lawyer, and she has been a good volunteer for the party.” Elliott added that Ghamari, as a young professional woman, will bring some youth to the party and ensure its strong future. “She brings a lot to the table,” said Elliott. “I will enjoy working with her.” Elliott is plugged into rural Eastern Ontario, and is aware of the issues. She has worked closely with Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod and actually joined the Tory caucus on the say day that MacLeod did. Both won by-elections to win their seats. She has also worked alongside Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. “The Wynne Liberals have an urban focus that centres around Toronto,” Elliott said.

Ontario PC leadership candidate Christine Elliott, front row centre, visited with Carleton PC candidate Goldie Ghamari and her campaign team last week. Jeff Morris photo

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carleton continues from page 4 “Life is becoming more unaffordable in Ontario,” Elliott said. Skyrocketing hydro rates and scandals that have carried high price tags have been an ongoing issue with the Wynne Liberals. They are affecting residents throughout the province, and they are hurting businesses. “The minimum wage increase hurt a lot of small businesses,” Elliott said. “It hurt in the fast food industry, where a lot of young people work for minimum wage, and it has hurt the grocery industry.” As a result of the increase, Elliott said that LATEST Ad manyAD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea small businesses have had to reduce the number of employees or

cut back on their hours in order to survive. “In the long run, this minimum wage increase is hurting the people it was intending to help,” she said. Elliott said that she would not raise minimum wage as is planned next year. “The problem was that it was done too quickly, and too suddenly,” she said. “It presented a huge problem to small businesses because of the drastic increase. I would like to take the next increase and implement it over four years, not one. That will lessen the immediate burden on businesses.” 2/1/18 9:47 took AM Page Elliott part1in the leadership debate in Ottawa Wednesday night.

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Messenger Editorial


Can you believe it has been 50 years?

Canada’s phoney debate about carbon taxes

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The federal oilsands production, etc., and a carmovie that has stuck with me where he encounters Are Party youalsomore Conservative opposesCanadian car- bon tax is simply added on top, ecothrough the years. I was four FROM THE the obstinate and inflexbon taxes. nomic theory does not say the tax will years old when it came out, and ible Dr. Zaius. than a fifth grader? Some commentators see this as a fix the regulatory inefficiencies. InI think I was about seven when That scene gave us With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to betrayal of Conservative free-market stead, it will likely make them worse. reflect on what it means to be Canadian. I saw it for the first time when one of the most memorinstincts because (supposedly) our The estimated marginal costs of Do we take being Canadian for granted? it made its network premier. able lines of the century Better how do newinefficient Canadians feel bureauabout being Canadian? 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The MessengerLETTERS

Friday, March 9, 2018 Page 7

Braid says Tory coup of Patrick Brown will set up an NDP minority government The Editor, I suppose that nobody should be surprised that following the recent palace coup in the Ontario PC party that saw Patrick Brown ousted as leader, Jeff Morris has come out solidly in support of the Alt-right forces that probably engineered Brown’s demise. While Morris did say that Brown should have “the opportunity to clear his name and move forward with his political career,” he also made it clear that any attempt by Brown to regain the leadership was simply out of the question. “Jumping back in is 100 per cent about Patrick Brown, and it has created a sideshow,” according to Morris. That last statement is rather ironic, since it was Brown’s removal that has created the sideshow that is the Ontario PC leader-

ship contest. Ontario residents have been treated to two “debates” involving four woefully inadequate candidates, all of whom sound like they’re reading from the same Republican Party teleprompter. “Carbon taxes are bad,” “sexed in schools is a terrible idea,” etc., etc., followed by the inevitable, “I’ll cut your taxes AND reduce the deficit.” Could any thinking person take any of these people seriously? And what’s with this Tanya Granic Allen, the token So-Con apparently obsessed with what she describes as, “Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum?” Dare we tell her that Ontario doesn’t actually have a “sex-ed curriculum,” but rather it has a “Health and Physical Education curriculum” of which “sexed” is but a tiny subcomponent, usually delivered

by a public health nurse in two one-hour sessions over the course of an entire school year? Talk about being obsessed with minutia! Or how about Caroline Mulroney, the expatriate American citizen now vying for the leadership? Is she “just visiting” Ontario long enough to try for party leader, and If her attempt fails, will she then return to the country to which she has so passionately pledged her allegiance? Then there’s Doug Ford, who likes to believe his family represents a political dynasty, like the Kennedys. In reality, according to the Globe and Mail, Ford’s family is a lot more like the “Sopranos” than the Kennedys. A 2013 investigative article entitled “Globe Investigation: The Ford Family’s

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leadership conventions remains utterly unblemished. When Christine Elliot is the best the party has to offer, the party clearly has a problem. It’s just unfortunate that the Ontario PC party would choose this time to self-destruct, especially when Patrick Brown—having moved the party closer to the centre ideologically—was poised to cruise to an easy victory over Kathleen Wynne. Now, with the Alt-right forces once again fully in control of the party, that widerT:5.063” appeal will be

lost as the party panders to its narrow Alt-right base. Naturally, any insider proposing ideas that are even slightly progressive will be identified as an enemy of the party, which is probably why the National Post’s Christie Blatchford recently characterized the post-Brown Ontario PC party as “a nest of vipers.” Oh well, the good news is that we’ll probably end up with a minority government with the NDP holding the balance of power! Andy Braid, Kars, ON

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The City of Ottawa has initiated a functional planning study to improve connectivity between the Osgoode Pathway, renamed the Doug Thompson Pathway, and Manotick Village. The study primarily focuses on two segments; (i) Mitch Owens Road and Dozois Road between River Road and Longshadow Street, and (ii) Rideau Forest neighbourhood between St. Mark’s School and the Doug Thompson Pathway.

history with drug dealing” documented multiple shootings, beatings, a kidnapping and a long history of drug dealing by Doug Ford. Of course, Doug Ford denied the allegations at the time and insisted he would sue the Globe, but in the five years since the article was printed has never done so, and the article remains online, which I think tells us all that we need to know. That leaves perennial PC party leadership contender Christine Elliot, whose record at losing at

Review and comment on the functional design

• Mitch Owens Road: The City proposes to implement enhanced paved shoulders on Mitch Owens Road between River Road and Dozois Road. Along the frontage of George Nelms Park and St. Marks Catholic School a pathway is proposed. These would be shared facilities for use by residents both on foot and on bike. • Rideau Forest Neighbourhood Route: For the eastern segment of the project the link follows local streets and an existing off-road pathway through the Rideau Forest Neighbourhood. Wayfinding signage is provided, and pavement markings indicate sharing of the road. The segment of Gough Road between Dutchess Crescent and the Doug Thompson pathway is proposed to be widened to include paved shoulders. Tell Us What You Think Please review the project information and design drawings online at by March 20, 2018. If you have any comments on this proposal, please provide them using the online feedback form or directly to the project manager listed below. Next Steps Comments received from the public will be considered during the detailed design phase which will begin later in 2018. For further information contact: Adam Hortop Project Manager - Cycling Transportation Services 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 20234 Email:

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The MessengerNEWS Commuters sound off over poor service provided by OC Transpo

‘Fake riders’ who get on 95 downtown and hop off after a couple of stops make it impossible for commuters to get home in decent time The villagers may not have shown up with their Tiki torches lit, but the OC Transpo riders certainly did. Councillors Jan Harder, Michael Qaqish and Scott Moffatt hosted a forum for OC Transpo riders at Pierre Savard Secondary School last Tuesday night. More than 100 people representing the wards of all three hosting councillors showed up to vent their frustrations. Miguel Tremblay, Senior Development Planner at FoTenn Consultants, and Chris Gordon, a transportation engineer with Parsons, co-hosted the meeting. They expressed to the crowd that they wanted to gather information on the problems that riders were experiencing so that they could be presented to OC Transpo officials. “When you think about it, a commuter getting the bus in Barrhaven could drive to work in Kingston in the same amount of time as it takes them to get to downtown Ottawa using OC Transpo,” said Councillor Jan Harder, who said her office has been inundated with complaints about public transit services. Harder did not want OC Transpo representatives at the meeting, fearing the fireworks would be

counterproductive. The problem extends beyond Barrhaven. Moffatt, whose ward has grown north into the southern part of Half Moon Bay and Stonebridge, says that commuters in his ward use Barrhaven’s park and rides as a transit hub as well. “There are a lot of people from North Gower who take the 95,” Moffatt said. “In fact, a lot of rural residents in North Gower, Kars and Manotick do. People drive to Barrhaven to the park and ride and then ride the bus downtown. People wish there were better transit options for residents of rural Ottawa, but they know there aren’t and they just accept it.” Moffatt added that the rural residents pay far less for transit services on their tax bills. Getting in and out of Barrhaven is as much of a problem for them as it is for Barrhaven residents. Many of the problems were centered around the bus on route 95, which replaced the 177 bus. Many of the attendees at the meeting referred to the route as a “milk run.” Amanda Bernardo, who triggered the #LifeOnThe95 Twitter campaign that was featured in the Barrhaven Independent last month, caught Harder’s attention. Harder is

also a frequent rider on the bus and has experienced what the commuters are going through. “The buses are always full, drivers pass riders waiting for the bus, and the buses are often late or even missing,” said Harder of the 95 route. Half Moon Bay resident Robert Finkle was one of the OC Transpo riders who is dissatisfied with the service. “I don’t think the 95 is planned well,” said Finkle. “And snow removal on River Mist is an issue.” The number of different routes in and out of Barrhaven is limited, and the number of riders exceeds the number of seats on buses in commuting hours. Finkle said that while getting downtown in the morning is one issue, getting back to Barrhaven on the 95 is a whole new adventure. Those at the meeting described getting onto a bus downtown as a free-for-all. While the 95 bus is the one that heads to Barrhaven, the bus is jammed with fake riders – those who get on the bus and only stay on for a couple of stops before getting off – are preventing commuters to and from Barrhaven from catching their bus. “I am tired of being

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stranded at Fallowfield,” Finkle said. “I wait 40 minutes there for a bus. If I go an alternate route, I get stuck at (RioCan) Marktplace. I don’t complain because by the time I get home, I am just too tired to. The older parts of Barrhaven have the 270 series. Why can’t we?” But the grass is not necessarily greener on the 270-series buses. Renee Berry, who uses the 277 bus to get to and from work at the Bank and Slater area downtown, says that the service is the worst she has seen in 20 years of commuting to and from Barrhaven. “There have been mornings where it has been cold and snowing and I have waited for 40 minutes at my stop for a bus,” Berry said. “When I called OC Transpo, I was told the buses were running a half hour late. So then where was the bus scheduled for a half hour earlier?” Berry said that getting a bus home from downtown is also difficult. Her route to Barrhaven is jammed with riders heading to Baseline station. She called for the return of express routes to and from Bar-

Miguel Tremblay of FoTenn Consultants facilitated the OC Transpo forum that saw local commuters sound off over poor service. Jeff Morris photo

rhaven, and and several others said they would be willing to pay a premium for that service. Harder was as frustrated as the commuters. She said the problems began with the cancellation of the OTrain service that would have served Barrhaven more than a decade ago. “That was a 13-11 vote that we lost, and look where it has left us?” said Barrhaven. “The east-west corridors in Barrhaven are very poorly served again, because the spine of the

system is all north-south. It should not take an hour and a half for commuters to catch a bus and then get downtown, and then go through an even more difficult process in getting home.” Complaints and comments were compiled and have been presented to OC Transpo to be addressed. Harder said she wants to host a follow-up meeting in April with OC Transpo present so that the concerns of commuters can be addressed.





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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

Friday, March 9, 2018 Page 9

Anne Robinson to speak on Mahogany Harbour Project at next meeting Manotick Kiwanis News The Kiwanis Club of Manotick regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Legion Hall, Manotick, September to June; we invite you to come for 6 with dinner at 6:30 pm. Most meetings have a guest speaker. June to August meetings are casual and held at various locations. Check

the Kiwanis web site at Bingos are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Hyfield Place and on the second Wednesday

of each month at 6:45 p.m. for the residents at Carleton Lodge, Sept. to June. These bingos are fun for the residents and for the Kiwanians who organize and help with them. The next regular

meeting is on March 20th and the guest speaker will be Anne Robinson who will speak about the “Mahogany Harbour Project”. The speaker at the April 3rd meeting will be Emily Alguire who

will talk about “Health and Well Being”. Our club is proud to sponsor and be involved with many community service and fundraising activities. Please watch future issues of the Messenger for action and event information. The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally. “Kiwanis is a global

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The MessengerNEWS

Goulbourn Twp. Historical Society hosts presentation on your genealogy The Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be holding a presentation at the Stittsville Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion entitled, “Researching Your Genealogy” with Marilyn Cottrell. Mari-

lyn will outline the various resources available for use in researching your family history. The presentation starts at 1:30pm and encourages audience participation. Marilyn will focus on sources for researching

Goulbourn-related genealogy, but the presentation will be of interest to anyone researching family history. Marilyn herself is a descendant of one of Goulbourn’s original settlers, William Lackey,

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South Carleton Legion Branch 314 to host St. Paddy’s Day Dance


KARDOS, Geza (Retired Mechanical Engineering Professor)

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Born March 2, 1926, Tolna, Hungary, died at Élisabeth Bruyère Residence Hospice, Ottawa, on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at age 91. Survived by his wife of 68 years, June, his children Russell Kardos (Elaine), Theresa Beninger (Brian), Linda Kardos Hester (Jimmy), grandchildren James, Christina, Camile and Daniel and great grandchildren Isaac, Cayden, and Henry. Predeceased by his mother Theresa Nemeth and his father Imre (Jimmy) Kardos. Geza grew up in Saskatoon and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His early career included positions at the National Research Council (Ottawa), Tamper Ltd (Montreal) and Aviation Electric (Montreal). He later went on to obtain both a Masters Degree and PhD from McGill University after which he found his calling teaching design, first at McMaster University then at Carleton University (1971-1995). He will best be remembered for his contributions to engineering design education as a professor of Mechanical Engineering and as a founding member of the School of Industrial Design. His love of teaching has been internationally recognized and awarded by the American Society for Engineering Education. His annual Student Design Test Day was legendary in Ottawa for celebrating the accomplishments of his students. He was an avid bridge player throughout his life, who enjoyed many a competitive game. Along with his wife June, they established the well-respected Manotick Duplicate Bridge Club which is still going strong today. He was also an expert gardener who took pride in the bounty of his vegetable garden which he generously shared with everyone around him. In retirement, his grandchildren brought him much joy and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Thank you to the many caregivers who kept Dad comfortable throughout his short illness, including the emergency staff at the Civic Hospital, Champlain LHIN, Bayshore Nursing, the Élisabeth Bruyère Palliative care unit,and Dr. Dy and the nurses and PSW’s at Ravines Retirement Residence. As expressions of sympathy, in memoriam donations to Carleton University School of Industrial Design would be appreciated. Sharing memories online guestbook available at


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Some life lessons learned from the ghost of Watson’s Mill Many readers may know that I talk to Ann, the ghost of Watson’s Mill, often. We have a great friendship that developed many years ago when I walked past the Mill on my way to High School on the Island! Often, as I walked by, I would wave to the window that became known as “Ann’s Window”, second floor near the dam. Many years later I found that I could communicate with Ann in an unusual way and I still do. She tells me some “gems” and as she does I write them down. I would like to share some of those with you. They are short and to the point so for easy reading I will number each. 1. Everything has its beauty… but not everyone


THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis sees it. 2.It’s important for parents to live the same things they teach. 3,One of the beautiful things about friendships is that they are shared. 4.When you throw mud at someone, remember you are the one who is losing ground. 5.Love is strengthened by working through conflicts together. 6.Anger is a condition in

which the tongue works faster than the mind 7.There is no right way to do the wrong thing. 8.The most valuable antique is an old friend. 9.Love is something you cannot give away entirely. It always comes back to you. 10.Be happy with the things you have. 11.Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others.

12.Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes 13.Of all the things you wear, a smile is the most important 14.Kind words take less breath than angry words. 15,Never let yesterday use up today. For the record - I do not suggest that these “gems” have not been written, spoken or told by anyone else - just that Ann said them to me. Maybe an Angel told her! Every March 11th I try and visit Ann at the Mill, sometimes it is cold or snowing but “we have a date” and 2018 will be the 157th anniversary of the accident that took her life. We’ll talk again in a few days.

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• Anyone who is looking for a meaningful experience is invited to a Volunteer Tea at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Dickinson House, 1127 Mill Street, in Manotick. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to give a few hours a week during the Season to meet and greet visitors. To RSVP and for more information, please call the chair of the Dickinson House Committee, Brian Earl at 613-692-2371. • Are you a proud parent of a military member? Join other parents of serving military members for a casual support group offering you tips and tools, support, information, and refreshments. Free bimonthly meetings are held Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30pm.

• 6 hand Eucher Thursday evening in Barrhaven, all ages; 7:00pm to 10:00pm from mid September until May at the Field House on Stoneway Cres in Barrhaven. Call Myrna, 613-797-9442 or email for details. • Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128

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Online consultation launched on pathway from Osgoode to Manotick The City is looking for feedback on the proposed pathway connecting the Osgoode Pathway and Manotick. The project information and design drawings can be found at Ottawa. c a / Os g o o d e p a t h w a y. The documents focus on two areas: a paved pathway along Mitch Owens between Dozois Road and Longshadow Street in the Village and the eastern portion of the pathway between St. Mark High School and the Osgoode Pathway (renamed the Doug Thompson Pathway) which will follow streets in the Rideau Forest Neighbourhood. The pathway along Mitch Owens would consist of paved shoulders with rumble strips on both sides of the road and is to be used by cyclists and walkers. The funds for construction of the pathway were approved in the last City Budget. Comments can be provided using the online feedback form or by emailing the project manager at adam. The consultation runs until March 20.

Manotick Arena Expansion finally complete

At long last, the new addition to the Manotick Arena is open to the public. The main lobby and dressing rooms opened on the last weekend in February and it is expected the second floor community space will be open the week of March 5. A big thank you to the Arena staff and the Manotick Arena Expansion Committee for enabling the

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rink to be used during the construction. A formal opening ceremony will be held at a later date.

Around the Village

The Manotick BIA recently hosted an excellent Waterfront Series on building your business in a rural setting. The event featured speakers on improving social media and web site reach, working more efficiently and connecting with Ottawa Tourism to increase Manotick’s profile among tourists and other Ottawa residents. It was a morning well spent! Kudos to the organizers of Chic Time in the Tick for selling out the 500 tickets for this fundraising event slated for May 4th at the Arena. It promises to be a fun night of celebrating women with a silent auction, good food and live music! If you have not yet got a ticket, they are starting a waiting list. For more informa-

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.

This special theatrical 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 Mil-

ler’s Oven) and will be greeted there by owner Peter Doyle Junior. There are only 30 tickets available 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.

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LEGAL SERVICES Q: My husband and I are planning to sell our home. How does the Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”) affect our sale? A: While there is no HST applicable to the sale price of the home, HST is applicable to the real estate commission Michelle Perry and legal fees. But don’t B.A.,LL.B. forget, HST is also applicable to other aspects of your move such as the cost of hiring professional movers, rental vehicles, and packing supplies. If you would like to know more about how HST affects your move, please give me a call.

VETERINARY SERVICES Q: TICKS! Why do we have to worry about them now?

A: Ticks can bite from 4 degrees Celsius and above. If spring comes early then ticks may show up earlier than in past years. Ticks can carry diseases such as Lyme disease that are very dangerous for our canine companions. Dr. Andrew Sparling How to protect our dogs from Tick Borne D.V.M. Diseases? 1. Reduce tick exposure 2. Check for, and promptly remove ticks 3. Use tick preventive medications 4. Vaccinate your dog against Lyme disease. Talk to your veterinary team about your dogs lifestyle and therefore risks in our area. They will be able to provide you with specific details as to the best preventative options in your situation. A great web site for further information about this and other diseases of risk to our pets is

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Mixed messages causing confusion over LRT, Hard Rock Casino Over the last few weeks, there have been two items that have been discussed around City Hall and in the media. Both items have been the source of confusion. With mixed messages coming out of City Hall, it cannot be easy for the general public to keep things straight. The two issues are LRT and the Hard Rock Casino. Last month, we learned that the LRT opening was going to happen in November. It was initially anticipated that the new rail line would be open by Canada Day. Rideau Transit Group (RTG) informed the City last month that they would not meet the contracted Revenue Service Availability (RSA) date of May 24, 2018. They then set a new RSA date of November 2, 2018. There are liquidated damages associated with the RSA date. However, the contract allows for RTG to delay the RSA date once without having to pay liquidated damages. That amount is $1M. Section 26.7 of the LRT contract specifically states that the RSA can be delayed once without penalty. If they miss the November 2nd date, they will be charged the $1M. That part of the contract is clear as well. The costs of delaying the RSA for RTG far outweigh the liquidated damages, however, The other matter is the Hard Rock Casino application, which was submitted early last month. The plan, originally announced in 2017, calls for the addition of a hotel, entertainment venue to be known as Hard Rock Live, and an increase in on site gaming including an additional 20 table games and 750 slot machines. The entire plan represents a $320M investment in the Rideau Carleton Raceway and


WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

ensures the future of the rural facility that seemed destined to be shut down only a few short years ago. The cause for confusion seems to stem from a 2013 Council decision that made the Rideau Carleton Raceway the preferred site for the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation’s modernization plans. At that time, the zoning only allowed for 21 table games. The number of slots was never included in zoning meaning there was never a restriction, from the City’s perspective, on the number of slots that could be included. The Council motion in 2013 spoke to the current configuration but also prefaced the future expansion and potential development application. The Modernization Plan clearly laid out that the Ottawa gaming zone could accommodate up to 2000 slots and 600 table game positions, or around 80 tables. The existing facility had 1250 slots and no tables. Recently, members of Council have raised concern suggesting that Council capped the number of slots. Unfortunately, they are wrong. The Zoning By-Law is clear and the mention of 1250 slots in the 2013 Council decision is nothing more than that, a mention. With these two items, depending on whom you listen to, it sounds like Council does not know what we are doing. It sounds like we do not understand the decisions we are making, that we don’t actually read the

reports. It is incredibly unfortunate and completely unnecessary that these notions are out there. The LRT contract is clear and the gaming related motions approved by Council are clear. It is our job to ensure clarity and some of us need to be doing a better job of it.

owner has been working with the Manotick Horticultural Society to allow them to preserve certain plantings that were on site. To prepare the site for construction, the tree removal will be significant.

Clapp Lane Development

Ottawa is participating in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. The City needs your help identifying Ottawa’s challenge and how we could solve it, since people are key to making cities smarter. What are some of the challenges facing our city that, if addressed, would help to improve the lives of those that live, work and play in Ottawa? Developing a smart cities approach to address challenges requires strong support from residents and community partners. It involves finding innovative solutions that use data and connected technology to resolve real world challenges.

In the fall, I announced that a meeting would be forthcoming to highlight to development plans for 1125 Clapp Lane. After some discussions with the developer and some minor changes to the façade of the building, we are now working on an April date for the open house with Reichmann Seniors Housing. This will be an opportunity for the community to get an update on plans that were first approved by the City a few years ago. In the meantime, you can expect to see tree removal begin on the site in the coming days and weeks. The property

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A Dickinson House Invitation

The Dickinson House Committee invites you to come to a Volunteer Tea at Dickinson House, 1127 Mill Street, Manotick on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 2:00pm. It is an ideal opportunity for those with a few spare hours to meet and greet visitors throughout the season. For more information, and to RSVP, please call Brian Earl, the chair of the Dickinson House Committee at 613-692-2371.

Chic Time in the ‘Tick

On Friday, May 4th, 500 women of all ages and careers will be gathering at the Manotick

Arena for the 2nd Chic Time in the ‘Tick event, a celebration of all that women do to ‘build community’, in Manotick and beyond. Created and coordinated by “chics” from the ‘Tick, the Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association, the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, and the Manotick BIA, 2018 promises to be another fun ‘ladies night out’ with dinner, live and silent auctions and live music. While the event is sold-out, contact Anne Robinson at to go on the waiting list, in case of last-minute cancellations. If you cannot participate but want to give an auction item, please contact Sue Hale at Sue. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott. or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit

How low can you go! What does the fox say? We don’t know the answer to that one, but we do know he can limbo. The fox and other local residents danced, imbibed, taco-munched and limbo-ed their happy way to raising over $4000. toward the ultimate goal of $150,000 for the Richmond 200th Anniversary celebration. All funds raised will be used for this year’s celebration events and activities scheduled for the June 15-17 weekend at the Richmond fair grounds. Visit for all celebration details. Photo by Maple Leaf Photo

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The MessengerSPORTS Chatland’s hat trick not enough in Minor Bantam Romans’ loss Osgoode Richmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

Major Novice

On Tues., Feb. 20, the Osgoode Richmond Romans beat the Nepean Raiders 3-1 at the Nepean Sportsplex in their Ottawa B Hockey League playoff game. Eddie Jaquemet, Alex Shewfelt and Cameron Gibson were the goal scorers for the Romans with Shewfelt adding an assist. Max Courville was the winning goalie. On Sat., Feb. 24, the Romans headed to Casselman and lost 4-2 to the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs. Trailing 4-0 in the third, Alex Shewfelt got the Romans on the board with an unassisted goal, and then James Haggar scored from Chase Plosenski to make the final 4-2. Minor Atom On Feb. 20, the Romans were blanked 3-0 by the Nepean Raiders White at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Major Atom

The Osgoode Richmond Romans held an early 3-0 lead, but the Stittsville Rams bounced back with four goals to take a 4-3 win Wed., Feb. 21 in Osgoode to win their Ottawa B Hockey League playoff series. Michael Chenier, Daniel Kean and Bentley Warnock scored first period goals for the Romans with Duncan O’Connor, Thomas Roe and Ryan Jaquemet picking up assists.

Minor Pee Wee

The Romans scored twice in the third period to earn a 2-2 tie with the Gloucester/Orleans/ Blackburn Blues Sat., Feb. 24 in Manotick. Gabriel Carty scored from Carson Nixon, and then just over a minute later, Nixon tied the game with a goal from Tristan Easton and Ben Gibson. On Mon. Feb. 26, the Romans tied the Nepean Raiders 3-3 at the Walter Baker Centre. Car-

son Nixon, Alexander Oster and Marra Klassen scored with Oster, Jeremy Owen, Paul Beaudry and Ben Gibson adding assists.

Major Pee Wee

On Sat., Feb. 24, the Romans travelled to Carleton Place and won their consolation round playoff game 4-2. Owen Ehrl, Marco Borrello, Shaun Clost and Wyatt Carr all scored for the Romans, who led 3-0 early in the third period. Clost, Borrello, Coleson Kaluza and Justin Stevenson had assists for the Romans. Cooper Kasdorff was the winning goalie for the Romans. On Feb. 27, the Romans lost in Kanata 3-1 to the Blazers. Marco Borrello scored from Nathan Gillingham.

Minor Bantam

Gavin Hodges scored late in the third period from Michael MacLean and Owen Chatland to lift the Romans to a 6-5 win over the Russell

Warriors in their Ottawa B Hockey League consolation playoff game in Manotick Sat., Feb. 24. MacLean added two goals, while Chatland also scored and assisted on two goals. Connor Gorman and Connor Hamilton also scored for the Romans with Reed Cloutier adding an assist. Connor Strampel was the winning goalie. The following day, the Romans faced the Mississippi Thunder Kings in Almonte and lost 5-3. The Romans led 3-2 in the third on Owen Chatland’s hat trick. Joel Brennan had two assists while Reed Cloutier, Connor Gorman and Ryan Hamilton had one assist each.

Minor Midget

On Tues., Feb. 20, the Romans took the lead in their playoff series with the Mississippi Thunder Kings as they scored three times in the third period to win 4-3. Trailing 3-0 in the second, the Romans got on the board

when Jack Gillis scored from Cam Sherrer. In the third, Cole Ehrl scored a power play goal from Gillis. Callum Payne scored the tying goal from Noel Klassen and Billy Sample, and then Payne’s second goal of the game, late in the third, was the winner. Ryan MacLennan picked up the assist. Warren Whitby was the winning goalie. On Feb. 25, the Romans lost 5-0 to the Stittsville Rams at the Goulbourn Rec Centre.

Major Midget

The Osgoode Richmond Romans tied the Ottawa Sting 3-3 in Osgoode Mon., Feb. 19. Josh Arts opened the scoring for the Romans in the first period with a goal from Austin Hutt and Nolan Holmes. In the third, with the Sting ahead 2-1, Arts got his second of the game, unassisted, and then Holmes scored from Hutt to put the Romans up 3-2. Jonathan Rooney scored for the Sting late

in the third to tie the score. On Feb. 21, the Romans travelled to Casselman and Josh Arts scored late in the third to give the Romans a 2-1 win over the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs. Matt Banning scored from Jared Downey in the first, and Arts’ goal was assisted by Jonah Maybury and Eric Seaman. Eric Lorenz was the winning goalie. The next night, the Romans were in Kanata to take on the Blazers, and earned a 1-1 tie. Matt Banning scored the Romans goal on the power play from Jared Downey and Nolan Holmes. On Sun., Feb. 25, the Romans faced the West Ottawa Golden Knights at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena and lost 3-1. Michael Gilchrist scored in the third period for the Romans from Jared Downey. The teams met again in Richmond on March 1, and the Knights were 4-0 winners.

Royals end CCHL2 season on winning note with 5-1 win over Winchester Jake McArthur had a hat trick to help the Richmond Royals end their Central Canada Hockey League 2 season on a winning note with a 5-1 win over the Winchester Hawks Sun., Feb. 25 in Richmond. The win gave the Royals a 2-2 record over the final week of the Junior B season. They beat Char-Lan 5-2 at home Mon., Feb. 19, lost 9-6 in Winchester two nights later, and then lost 6-4 on the road in Athens. Things did not start well for the Royals last Sunday. Joey Driscoll scored to put the Hawks ahead 1-0. A dust-up in the final minute of

the period saw Ryan Bonfield, one of Richmond’s top offensive weapons, ejected from the game. In the second period, the Royals bounced back to take control of the game. North Gower’s Patrick Yates tied the score for the Royals with a power play goal from McArthur and Mason Farnes. McArthur then put the Royals ahead late in the period with a goal from Ryan Pawlikowski. In the third, it was all Richmond, with the Royals outshooting the Hawks 17-5. McArthur scored his second and third goals of the game early in

the period. The first was on the power play from Yates and Pawlikowski at 1:01, while the next goal came at even strength on a feed from Pawlikowski at 4:34. Pawlikowski got his third point of the game as he scored on the power play from Owen Scott and Brendan Wood at 8:14 of the third period.

Richmond Royals captain Patrick Yates of North Gower scrambles for a loose puck in front of the Winchester Hawks net Sun., Feb. 25 in Richmond. Yates had a goal and two assists for the Royals as they closed out their CCHL2 season with a 5-1 win. Jeff Morris photo

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The MessengerSPORTS Despite short season, Ryan O’Connell ready to play in Boston next year Manotick Station native and Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick Ryan O’Connell may have had his season shortened due to injury, but he will be ready to suit up for the Boston University Terriers in the fall. O’Connell, who had played for St. Andrew’s College last season, began this season with the Penticton Vees of the

BC Junior Hockey League. He was selected to play for Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge held in Truro, Nova Scotia in December. Although his team won a gold medal, the tournament – and his season – came to an early end for O’Connell, as he suffered a broken arm and had surgery last month. Before his injury,

O’Connell, a 6’2”, 170-pound defenceman, had three goals and 11 assists for 14 points in 26 games. Ryan O’Connell, a 2017 Toronto Maple Leaf draft pick from Manotick Station, played for Canada West in the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. He will be attending Boston University on a hockey scholarship in the fall.

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