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The MessengerNEWS


PCs unveil plan to help Ottawa cut red tape to build more housing

The Ontario Government has put forward a plan that they suggest will bring real relief and real choice to people in Ottawa, helping people struggling to find affordable housing that fits their family’s needs and budget. More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan will tackle Ontario’s housing crisis. With this plan, our government is encouraging our housing and building partners to do their part to build more housing that meets the needs of people here in Ottawa and across the province. “Finding a home, and more importantly, finding an affordable home, is a challenge for many in Carleton,” said MPP Goldie Ghamari. “Our plan will make it easier to build the types of homes that Carleton’s residents, from young families to senior citizens, are looking for and at a price they can afford.” Homeowners and tenants need affordable places to live – places that meet their needs at every stage of life with dignity and respect. For some, that’s a home with an extra bedroom for visiting family members, or an affordable place near a bus route or close to the local school. For others, it might mean living

in suburban communities closer to urban Ottawa, like Stittsville or Findlay Creek, but with plenty of space for a garden and close to nature trails. According to a Progressive Conservative press release, the previous government created a complex housing development system that is impossible for big builders to navigate, much less individual homeowners. Red tape and government fees can add years of paperwork and thousands of dollars to the cost of an average home, which in turn drives prices up for renters and buyers alike. The new measures proposed in More Homes, More Choice would streamline the overly complicated approvals process to remove unnecessary duplication and red tape, while protecting health, safety, a vibrant agricultural sector and the environment – including the Greenbelt. “Whether it’s encouraging more rental properties, or helping the dream of home ownership become reality, we are ensuring that the Ottawa region has housing to fit every need,” said Minister Lisa MacLeod, MPP of Nepean and former NepeanCarleton MPP. “I’m proud to be a part of a government committed to providing more

homes, and more choice for Ontarians.” “We will fix the housing crisis without touching the Greenbelt. We will preserve it so that future generations of Ontarians can enjoy and appreciate it in all its beauty,” said MPP Ghamari. “Our action plan puts people first. Whether you are buying your first home, you are a growing family looking for a larger place to rent, or an emptynester downsizing into a smaller and more accessible home, we are here to help.” “The housing improvements our Government is making will have a direct impact in Kanata and in West Carleton. Easing the regulatory burden and working with housing developers to build the needed mix of housing units will be a boost to our local home building industry,” Kanata-Carleton MPP Merrilee Fullerton adds, “The government’s plan will encourage different types of housing to ensure developments can meet the variety of needs of our growing population and, at the same time, maintain the distinct characters of our neighborhoods.” Building more housing will also make Ottawa more attractive to businesses and investors, proving Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.

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Happy holidays from my family to yours

Friday, April 19 marked the beginning of Passover, which this year happened to coincide with Good Friday. To all my Jewish colleagues, friends and constituents, I hope you all had a joyous and meaningful celebration. I also hope everyone celebrating Easter in Carleton and around the world had a blessed Easter weekend. As we mourn in particular for those who died in Sri Lanka simply for going to Church, my thoughts are prayers are with Christians around the world who are to this day still persecuted for their beliefs.


On Sunday April 28, I had the honour of speaking to the recipients of the 2019 Youth Education Awards Ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion

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

in Manotick. It was also a fantastic opportunity to catch up with colleagues in Manotick and to meet new constituents. Every year the Manotick Legion’s Youth Education Committee holds a poster and literary contest for the local schools to highlight the hidden talents of our budding artists and authors. The students work extremely hard on their projects and are rewarded with cash prizes and recognition at the end. After looking over some of the projects that these young students were being recognized for, I think it is safe to say that our future is in good hands. I met with some of the future of our society, and let me tell you, the future

is looking bright. Thank you Roy Blair, Chair of the Youth Education Committee


On April 5, the Government of Ontario announced that it is working to ensure conservation authorities focus and deliver on their core mandate of protecting people, property and natural resources from the threats and impacts of extreme weather and flooding. The government will be consulting stakeholders and the public to ensure taxpayer dollars are being used effectively, and as extreme weather, particularly flooding, becomes more frequent due to climate change, that conservation authorities remain focused on their core mandate.

Please send me an email if you would like to be notified when I organize a roundtable meeting to discuss this issue: goldie.ghamarico@pc.ola. org


My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. If you require assistance on any matter, please contact me at any

time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office. - Goldie Your voice at Queen’s Park

Morning Owl open

The business community in South Carleton continues to grow. Morning Owl Coffee House, Sandwich Bar and Parlour, located at the corner of Bridge and Manotick Main Streets in Manotick, recently opened to long line-ups and great reviews. Morning Owl features a selection of gourmet coffee, sandwiches with bread from Art is in Bakery, Maverick’s Donuts, and a selection of their own home-baked goods. Jeff Morris photo

GOLDIE GHAMARI,MPP CARLETON Goldie’s story, in her own words: “My parents immigrated to Canada in 1986 – I was only one at the time. They left everything behind in Iran because they believed Canada would give their children a better life and more opportunities. My father tells me that when we landed in Montreal, we only had two suitcases and $50 to our names. My parents worked very hard to build a new life for us in Canada. As new immigrants and then Canadian citizens, they made sure to integrate themselves into Canadian society, and they instilled in my sister and me the importance of respecting and living by our Canadian values. My father comes from a farming family and he is an electrician, working daily with his hands. After staying at home to raise her two daughters, my mother now gives back to the community by working at a charity for isolated senior citizens My younger sister is an aerospace engineer. My wonderful husband Wayne teaches statistics at Carleton University. My parents taught me that the road to success comes through hard work, determination and sacrifice. We have certainly come a long way from where we started in 1986, but I will never forget our humble beginnings.”

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Richmond Lions Club Duck Race on Jock River Saturday

Last weekend, paddlers took over the Jock River. This weekend, the ducks will take over the Jock. The 12th annual Richmond and District Lions Club Duck Race takes place Sat., May 11 at noon. There will be 700 rubber ducks dumped into the Jock off the bridge at 3551 Mc-

Bean Street. From there, the ducks will float downstream toward the finish line. “It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and it is in support of the Richmond Food Bank,” said Gerry Moore. “It’s a great event for us because all of the money raised stays in

the community to help local families in need.” There are cash prizes of $700, $500 and $300 for the top three finishers. There is also a $10 prize for the duck that comes in last place. As part of the event, the Richmond Lions Club will also be hosting a barbecue in the park off York Street.

Action was intense at the start of the 48th annual Jock River Race last Saturday (May 4). Matthew Raymond (57) and Bruce Raymond were among a record number of racers who crossed the finish line at Jock River Park in Richmond, completring the course in 1:10:08.

Canoeists and Kayakers await the start of the 48th annual Jock River Race last Saturday morning (May 4). A record number of racers crossed the finish line at Jock River Park in Richmond. The start line at Munster Rd. was a beehive of activity all morning long as racers got themselves and their canoes and kayaks ready for the water.

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Rideau-GoulbournREPORT Clarifying misconceptions about City of Ottawa stormwater fee

Our drop-in sessions continue in May. After a great opportunity to spend the day in the new Morning Owl in Manotick on May 1st, we will move our next drop in session to Burritt’s Rapids on Wednesday, May 15th between 10:00am and 3:00pm at the Community Hall. We will not be scheduling any drop-ins during the month of June due to the pending addition to my family but we will be back on schedule in July. If there are any specific locations you would like us to hold one of these sessions, please let us know! We are open to suggestions. The only requirement is that we need Wi-Fi. Stormwater Fee Update Approved in 2016, there remains plenty of misconceptions being shared about the City of Ottawa’s stormwater fee so I would like to take this opportunity to provide some context. In 2019, $12 million will be spent on culvert replacements, repairs and construction in the rural area, funded by the stormwater fee. Specifically, $3.8 million will be


WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

used to design and construct 42 culverts in Rideau-Goulbourn. To put that $3.8M in perspective, the stormwater fee collected $1M last year across rural Ottawa. The money collected in rural Ottawa stays in rural Ottawa and then some. I have included a comprehensive list of culvert replacements planned for 2019 below. Culverts, wet ponds and dry ponds found in rural areas are key pieces to the stormwater system – in the prevention of flooding, mitigating erosion, as well as protecting water quality in rivers, creeks, and streams. As a refresher, the intent of the new fee was to improve how the City bills for water, wastewater and stormwater to create a fairer and more sustainable system for its residents. It recognizes the different types of services received by those in serviced areas of the City

and those who rely on private wells in urban and rural Ottawa. One of the key outcomes of the new rate structure was the implementation of a new charge for stormwater services for properties that did not pay this fee. Stormwater will be charged through a fixed rate fee to all applicable properties that benefit from stormwater service. For connected properties, this fee was previously included in the sewer surcharge rate for connected properties. Therefore, if you have always received a water and/ or sewer bill, you have always been paying for this and nothing changes significantly except for that other residents are now sharing the cost. Properties that do not receive a water utility bill see the stormwater fee on their property tax bill instead. Historically, all properties were paying for stormwater either on their water bill or as a tax levy, or a combination of the two. In 2001, 100% of the fee was moved to the water utility bill as part of the sewer surcharge, meaning that only connected properties that

received a water bill contributed to stormwater management funding. For those connected to the City water system, the fee was charged based on water consumption. However, stormwater services are not affected by how much water you consume and nearly everyone benefits from stormwater infrastructure, even those not connected to City water. The implementation of the new rate structure started in May 2017 when non-connected properties first saw a new stormwater charge on their final tax bills. It was planned that the stormwater charge would phased in over four years to allow non-connected property owners time to adjust. In 2017, owners paid 25% of the fee, they paid 50% in 2018, will pay 75% in 2019 and by 2020 non-connected properties will be paying 100% of the fee. As promised, here is the list of planned culvert replacements in RideauGoulbourn: 2019 List of Culvert Projects in Rideau-Goulbourn • Barnsdale Rd Culvert • Bowrin Rd Culvert • Century Rd E Culvert • Donnelly Dr Culvert

• Eagleson Rd Twin Culvert • Fallowfield Rd Culvert • Huntley Rd Culverts (2) • Kelly Marie Dr Culvert • Malakoff Rd Culverts (5) • Malakoff Rd Culvert • Mansfield Rd Culverts (3) • Mansfield Rd Culvert on Mansfield MD • McCordick Rd Culvert • Montague Boundary Rd Culverts (2) • Old Richmond Rd Culvert • Phelan Rd West Culvert • Pollock Rd Culverts (2) • Pollock Rd Culvert on Shouldice MD • Proven Line Rd Culvert • Purdy Rd Culverts (2) • Purdy Rd Twin Culverts (2) • Roger Stevens Dr Culverts (2) • Roger Stvens Dr Culvert • Second Line Rd S Culverts (2) • South Island Park Dr Culvert • Southwick Dr Culvert • Steeple Hill Cres Culvert • Third Line Rd S Culvert • Walgreen Rd West Cul-


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How far back is back in the day?

Minimum wage hikes just push up need for government spending

It’s not often that you hear a conversation That’s not back in the day. I don’t even think it was back in the day when we had a Nintendo anymore. 64 and we played Mario Brothers and Duck People don’t seem to chat. They sit there on Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 their phones, reading texts or checking Face- Hunt. Back in the day was Donkey Kong and TROY MEDIA -- Minimum wage hikes by provincial governments across Canada book or Instagram posts. Communicating ver- Pac-Man and Asteroids and Blades of Steel. last year were sold as policy intended to make life easier for workers. bally just seems so pre-Zuckerbergian or even And if you really want to go back in the day, it However, advocates overlooked some of the negative of the policy. Now they’re preOur C Ommunity was the Coleco Pong game, where you had the pre-Gatesian. scribing yet more government interventions to remedy the problems caused by the wage option of one paddle for tenI was in a waiting room hike. 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This is despite a $12.7-milwhat itjumped means to be And back in the day, we one of them made a comDo we take being Canadian for granted? lion provincial fund to help daycare centres deal with the wage increase.” didn’t sit on our butts and ment that kind of got me Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us Clearly, one of the effects ofnot thewanting minimum wage increase was a significant look upon immigrants and negative refugees as opportunists, to give but play NHL video games. We fired up. by Jeff Morris willing to take. Perhaps, for children. some people,The that cause is true, but when youchild care fees was taken up in costvery to families with young of rising attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanwent outside and played “It’s not like back in the a recent paper from the left-learning think-tank Canadian Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last Centre for Policy Alternatives month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every road hockey. And we would day, when we only had an (CCPA). new Canadian. take an old stick and saw off iPhone 3,” one them said. Concluding from a survey that allchild care rosetofaster than inflation in most CanThey understand, perhaps better than of us, whatfees it means be Canadian. the broken blade and we would stand over the What? adian cities in 2018, the CCPA report called for more government spending on child care. So how can the rest of us have that feeling? 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Not dealing with greenhouse gas emissions will drive up grocery prices In an era where fake news has become such a concern, why does the Manotick Messenger continue to provide such a willing forum for those voices on the extreme right? The editorial in the April 12, 2019 edition was a particularly egregious example of exactly that, coming, as it did, from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, a well-known corporate advocacy group masquerading as a “think tank.” The dire warning contained in the headline said it all— “Carbon Taxes will drive up grocery prices!” Oh, the horror! I would remind our friends at the AIMS—as well as their fellow corporate stooges in the Ontario PC and federal Conservative parties—that a revenueneutral “carbon tax” is not some untried experiment, the results of which can’t possibly be predicted— British Columbia has had one since 2008. Since BC has led the country for some

years in economic growth, it makes all of these predictions of economic Armageddon resulting from a carbon tax sound pretty silly. Not only that, but a revenue-neutral carbon tax is a market-driven solution to a very serious problem, which is why it is supported by actual conservatives like Preston Manning. It puts consumers in the driver’s seat, because they are then able to modify their lifestyles in such a way that their overall taxes are reduced. Ironically, it’s the Ontario PC party that wants to get away from a marketdriven approach and go with a more Soviet-style solution, which they refer to as the “Carbon Trust.” The Carbon Trust will allegedly see $400 million forcibly removed from the pockets of Ontario Taxpayers and handed over to the PC party’s chums in the corporate sector, ostensibly as a reward for their efforts

to reduce GHG emissions. Needless to say, under the Doug Ford plan, the consumer will be powerless to minimize the cash grab because individuals won’t be rewarded for making better choices, only greedy corporations that are already swimming in liquidity. Surely it has become apparent to even the dimmest of our politicians that maintaining the status quo in terms of our indiscriminate use of fossil fuels is simply no longer an option! When, as is happening right now, Canadian insurers hit homeowners with a double-digit increase in premiums in a single year because of the skyrocketing cost of claims related to extreme weather

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Task Force hosting open house on Village Core Revitalization Plan

The Task Force on Revitalization of the Village Core has been working diligently for two years on developing a plan to keep our core a vibrant part of the community. Now is your chance to tell us what you think! The Task Force will be presenting a draft revitalization plan at an Open House on Wednesday, June 12 at the Manotick Legion, corner of Beaverwood and Anne Streets. The Open House will start at 7 p.m. with a presentation of the plan, followed by a question and answer session. We hope that you will come out to hear what we are recommending.

Heritage Registry lists number of Manotick properties The City has recently completed an inventory of properties that have cultural heritage value throughout the City. The list has 13 properties within the Village boundaries, including the Knox Presbyterian Church, ROSSS building and the home of the Gingerbread Man. These are in addition to the homes already listed on the Registry on Main Street. Listing on the Registry does not mean the home is automatically designated a heritage property. However, it does mean the property owner has to pro-


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

vide 60 days’ notice to the City of intent to demolish. You can view the entire list as well as the criteria for being considered a heritage property by visiting www.ottawa.ca/ heritageinventory Staff will be presenting a proposed registry to the Built Heritage Sub-committee on June 11 before going to full Council on June 26. Don’t forget Our Annual General Meeting! The Manotick Village and Community Association Annual General meeting is set for Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. This is your chance to get an overview of what we have done for the past year as well as learn about our plans for the future. We will be approving the 2018 financial statements and electing officers of the Board. The meeting will run for about 30 minutes and will be followed by a social time so you can meet our Board members and fellow Village residents! The AGM will be held in Kiwanis Hall at the Manotick Arena on Dr. Leach Drive. Councillors Moffat and Darouze will

also be making brief remarks. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. so come early to renew your membership or join the MVCA in advance of the meeting.

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Around the Village The Manotick Community Yard Sale is back! The date is Saturday, June 15 and registration will open on May 10. Details are at www.manotickvca. org It looks like the Manotick Farmer’s Market will be back for another season which is good news for the Village.

Kiwanis Dedication of Kiwanis Hall, May 11, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The community is invited to this fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Manotick when the Club will officially dedicate Kiwanis Hall on the second floor of the Manotick Arena. The evening features local celebrity Liam McGuire, Dr. John Button, Past President of Kiwanis International and Jeremy Liedtke, local Kiwanian, as guest speakers. Music will be provided by Paul Arnold on guitar. Tickets are $35 for the prime rib dinner and can be purchased at Manotick Office Pro.

Community Events Watson’s Mill Used Book Store Opens, May 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The used book store is back for another season. It will be open from the 11th until Thanksgiving, 7 days a week. The store is located in the Carriage House on Dickinson Street, across from the Mill. Browse through their wide selection at great prices! Donations of recent, slightly used books are accepted. Craft Market, May 11-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watson’s Mill will be the site of this spring craft market. It features two floors of vendors showcasing soaps/bath salts,

Getting the Most out of your Perennials, May 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m. Suzanne Patry, owner of Whitehouse Perennials and Display Gardens, will talk about how to maximize your perennials at the Manotick Horticultural Society monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at the Main Hall, RCMP Long Island Campground, 415 Nicolls Island Road. Non-members can attend for $5. Refreshments and a flower show follow the presentation.

Origami Kusudama Flowers, May 14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Learn the art of origami (folding paper art) at this free workshop at the Manotick Library. Registration is required. Details at www.biblioottawalibrary. ca Manotick 5525 Music Series launch, May 16, 7:30 p.m. This summer music series starts with concerts by Lynn Miles and Keith Glass at Watson’s Mill. Tickets are $30.

Watson’s Mill Season Opener, May 18 – 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening weekend at the Mill features free activities including live music and local dignitaries on Saturday with craft time and guided tours available on both days. Dickinson House opens a new exhibit “Getting it Done, Heritage Tools for Everyday Tasks”. Dickinson Square, Manotick 613-692-6455 www.watsonsmill.com Chic time in the Tick, May 24, 6 – 11 p.m. There are a few tickets left for this popular women’s event being held at the Manotick Arena for the second year. The evening features dinner, a live and silent auction and live music. Proceeds will be going to the enhancement

of Centennial Park, the municipal park adjacent to the Arena. Tickets are $55 and can be obtained by emailing chictime2019@ gmail.com or phoning 613-692-3934 Manotick Horticultural Plant Sale, May 25, 9 a.m. – noon The annual plant sale is set for Saturday May 25 at Watson’s Mill and will feature potted plants, shrubs, trees, flowering plants, used garden tools, gardening advice, indoor plants, seedlings, vegetables. Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is 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 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email president@manotickvca. org to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @manotickvca and Facebook

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Marco Cote was the first runner at the finish line Sunday morning in the Manotick Miler 10-Mile Race, breaking the one hour barrier by eight seconds.

Runners for the Manotick Miler 5-Mile Race take off Sunday from Dickinson Square in Manotick. The Manotick Miler featured 1,000 runners in various races and categories, including the Sens Foundation walk, Roll and Run for Roger Neilson House. For more photos of the event, visit the Manotick Messenger Facebook Page. Jeff Morris photos

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Springtime is the season to let life bloom

The stillness of Spring gives way to activity. Sap begins to flow as buds swell on bare branches, leaves and blossoms are not far away. The grass of last year yields to fresh, green blades as the green blanket of earth is renewed. Spring is undeniable in its tender, new shoots. The birds build their nests in preparation for chicks, and calves and colts show their wobbly walk

in the pasture. In the Spring, winter is forgiven, because the dead has once again come back to life. The cold is replaced as the sun warms our skin, as if for the first time. The marvel of Spring is the mystery of renewal. Spring reminds us that a new life is possible. Things can and do change, even when they look the bleakest. When all appears to be over and done, the sweet cup of



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Emerging deck trends Custom-built decks can expand usable outdoor entertaining spaces. Decks can surround pools and create outdoor patio areas that make it easy to establish multitiered living spaces, improving the functionality of outdoor areas. Certain deck trends have emerged as industry experts’ top picks for the upcoming remodeling and renovation season. For those thinking of revamping an existing deck, or building an entirely new one, these trends are on point.

· Established perimeters: “Picture framing” is not a new trend, but one that has taken greater hold in recent years. The term refers to aesthetically appealing designs that conceal the ends of deck boards for a clean finish. Some designs feature contrasting material colors on the ends for even more impact. This helps create refined perimeters for a polished look. · Roof-top decking: Urban areas also can benefit from decking to create usable outdoor spaces.

In fact, many new condominium and townhouse communities are incorporating roof-top decks into their designs, particularly in communities with water views or other impressive vistas. HGTV experts suggest roof-top decks feature light-colored materials and fixtures to help keep the area cool even in direct sunlight. · Distressed hardwood: Builder and Developer, a management resource for professional homebuilders, says that the trend for using distressed

hardwoods at home has migrated outside. Some decking manufacturers have recently introduced low-maintenance composite deck boards that mimic the look and feel of distressed, rustic hardwood flooring. This weathered appearance gives the look of age without the upkeep of real aged wood. · Wooden walkways: Decking can be the more traditional design people envision with a patio table or outdoor furniture. But it also can consist of wooden walkways or

a low-laying patio to accentuate the yard. · Mixed materials: Homeowners may be inspired by commercial eateries, breweries and urban markets in their exterior design choices. Decks featuring composite materials and aluminum railings blend sophistication, urban appeal and comfort. · Personal touches: Homeowners can customize their decks with personal touches. It’s not unheard of to wrap columns in stone or glass tiles for more impact.

And a vast array of decking colors now enables fun interpretations for outdoor areas. · Fire pit conversation area: Many decks can incorporate water or fire elements for visual appeal. Gas-fueled fire elements can expand the functionality of decks beyond the warm seasons, or make enjoying them practical on nights when the temperature plummets. Decks are re-imagined in many different ways with continually evolving trends.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Inner-workings of Watson’s Mill getting long-overdue attention By Jeff Morris

When Watson’s Mill was looking for a world-renowned heritage renovation expert to work on Watson’s Mill, they did not have to look for. Jack Forsberg, who has worked on grist mill restoration projects throughout North America and has taken on similar projects around the world, is just a few miles west of Watson’s Mill, as he lives in Richmond. Forsberg is undertaking the most significant refurbishing Watson’s Mill has seen since the 1970s. He said the rebuild of some of the mill’s inner-workings will take place using authentic 1860s technology. “This is the first time in about 50 years that we have started to dig into and do some preventative maintenance on the existing structures within the building,” said Sydney Vandewint of Watson’s Mill.

“The last major project we had was replacing the roof, but now we are shifting focus on working on the actual milling technologies so we can keep it running for future generations to enjoy.” Vandewint said the refurbishing was necessary due to the wear and tear of the mill over the last half century. Forsberg jumped at the opportunity to take on the project. “The whole building is a machine,” he said. “When visitors come here to see it, they are actually inside the machine.” Among the elements of the mill in need of attention or warped beams, and teeth on gears that have snapped off. Forsberg said the original equipment of the mill was removed in the 1950s, when the building was sold. “The mill was re-established with found equipment,” Forsberg said. “It was

re-constructed in the 70s with artifacts.” Vandewint added that most of the items used in the retrofitting were already at Watson’s Mill, and most of the structural workings of the mill itself are original. According to Forsberg, wear and tear on an operational mill is normal. “The pullies are being redone as they’re worn out,” Forsberg said. “The flour just chews them because it’s abrasive.” The bulk of the refurbishing at the mill is being done on the third floor. It will improve the functionality and consistency of the milling process. “It’s exciting work for me,” Forsberg said. “There aren’t a lot of operating mills left using water power. This may be the only one left in Ontario.” Forsberg is hoping to have the renovations to the third floor completed in time for the Watson’s Mill opening celebration this month.

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Moss Dickinson Moss Dickinson was born in Denmark, Lewis Co. New York to Barnabus and Lydia Dickinson on June 1st 1822. His parents were descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers who landed in New England aboard the Mayflower. By 1827 the Dickinsons had moved to Cornwall, Ontario where Barnabus started a stage coach service carrying mail and passengers between Montreal and Kingston. For Moss’ tenth birthday his father took him to Kingston to see the opening of the Rideau Canal. He later married Elizabeth Trigge. By 1847 Moss had purchased a number of ships and barges to transport livestock, grain, logs, cheese, and passengers between

Ottawa and Kingston, servicing all the tiny villages that had sprung up along the route. In 1850 Dickinson’s fleet numbered 16 steamers and 60 barges. In late 1859 and early 1860, Dickinson and his partner Joseph Currier built the Mill in Manotick. The following year Moss’ wife Elizabeth died five months after the birth of daughter Elizabeth. From 1864 to 1866 Dickinson was the Mayor of Ottawa. In 1867 Dickinson built the fine old home, directly across from the Mill in Manotick. The building served as general store and the first post office in the new town, then in 1870 he moved his family into it to be closer to the milling business.

The year 1882 was a busy one in the Dickinson household. The Dickinson house was the campaign headquarters for the election of Sir John A. MacDonald. Moss was elected to represent the riding of Russel. Dickinson House The Dickinson house was again the headquarters for the election in 1887. Moss did not run in this election. By 1896 Moss’ health was failing and he was rarely seen around the Mill. His son George took over the Mill operations. On July 19th , 1897, Moss Kent Dickinson died in the house he had built in the town he had named. He is buried in Ottawa’s Beechwood Cemetery beside his wife Elizabeth.

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The importance of friends cannot be overstated. Maintaining a healthy group of friends can help relieve stress by enabling a person to have a go-to network of close companions with whom to share the ups and downs of life. The Mayo Clinic says that friends can increase one’s sense of belonging and purpose; help one cope with trauma; encourage change and help one improve his or her self-confidence and selfworth. The medical group also says that people with strong social support systems have a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and unhealthy

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functions, you will be thrust into a circle of people similar to you. Parents who get to know their childrens’ friends’ parents may find that they have more in common than just their children. • Join groups. Kids find it easy to make friends due to consistency. They see the same kids each day at school and through sports teams and clubs. Adults can replicate this consistency by joining groups that spark their interests, finding like-minded people who meet week after week. • Go on a blind “date.” Have a friend set you up with a mutual

friend and see if there is a connection there. You may be able to make new friends simply from an introduction. • Take the lead. Pursue a new friendship by taking some initiative. Invite someone out for coffee or over to your home for a glass of wine. Follow up afterward to say you had a good time. • Be positive. Be conscious of what you are adding to a potential friendship. Start off the relationship adding value and joy to the other person’s life, and he or she may be more inclined to do the same. Over time, you can have conversations about rough



patches in your lives but wait until the friendship is firmly established to get so serious. There is no magic number of friends a person should have, but individuals should value quality over quantity. Making friends may seem complicated, but it is actually easier than adults may think when they put themselves out there and shows a willingness to build relationships. • Go to an interesting or fun place that will allow everyone to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life, it’s always easier to be yourself when you are relaxed.


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Osgoode artist Bonnie McQuillan recently completed her “Underwater Series,” which was triggered by an idea she got while teaching kids about underwater cameras and photography at the summer camp classes she operates in Kemptville. For more information on Bonnie and her work, visit www.artwithbonnie.com.

Watercolour artist Kirsty Topps took some time to show her talents as a sketch artist during the Manotick Art Association’s annual Inspirations Art Show and Sale at the Manotick Curling Centre. Topps is originally from England and now calls Manotick home.

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Kenny, a Carleton University environment science student, helps Rideau Valley Conservation Authority staff sample a drainage ditch at Brophy Drive and Moodie Drive on April 17. Each spring, the conservation authority samples headwater drainage features across the region to monitor water quality. This ditch drains into Mud Creek. To get involved, visit rvca.ca/volunteer. Photo by Emma Jackson

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Carbon tax bumps gas taxes way higher than four cents a litre

Busy month of May planned for Manotick Horticultural Society May will be a busy month for the Manotick Horticultural Society. The club is hosting Suzanne Patry, owner of Whitehouse Perennials and Display Gardens, as its guest speaker on May 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The topic of her speech will be Getting the Most Out of Your Perennials.

Suzanne has over 30 years of experience growing wonderful perennials for her Garden Centre and Display Gardens. At the May meeting, Suzanne will show us how to get the most out of our existing perennials. Refreshments and a flower show take lace after the talk. The cost for guests is $5.00.

On May 25, the club will hold its Manotick Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Watson’s Mill. It will feature perennials, annuals, vegetables, seedlings, herbs, trees, shrubs, indoor plants, used gardening equipment, books and gardening advice.

The Editor, So I keep hearing that the price of gas would increase by 4 cents a litre on April 1, and there it is again in the Messenger editorial dated April 12. However, the price of gas increased much much more than 4 cents. in fact, right now the price is about 25 cents higher! Are gas stations taking advantage of the April 1 increase to gouge, gouge and gouge some more. Don’t look to the fed government – Trudeau et al are laughing all the way to the bank. Did you know that one of the federal taxes charged

on our gas purchases is actually a percentage so that the higher the price of gas, the more the feds take from us (as opposed to a set amount, say 10 cents a litre). Not only that, but the federal tax is added after the other taxes are included so that they are actually taxing a tax! Again I’ll ask this question: how is taking carbon taxes from us then rebating it, do anything for the environment? Supposedly that the tax will encourage people to change their carbon burning ways. Not going to happen, and in any case, its not

the average Canadian who is to blame, but the large coal burning/producing companies. Is it true that all they have to do is pay a stipend to the feds to earn a “pollution credit”, and then they can continue to pollute without taking responsibility. I’m not a climate change denier; change has been going on for millions of years, and will continue in spite of our government’s efforts to frightened us into handing over more money. The sky is falling, the sky is falling... Judy Hill, Manotick

Community Calendar • Ottawa Newcomers Club - For women who have recently moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a significant life change), and would like to meet new people of similar interests by joining our many group activities. More information at: ottawanewcomersclub.ca or by contacting newcomersclubottawa@gmail.com. • Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance - East Osgoode Greely Assoc, First Friday of each month, invites & welcome all Musicians, Dancers & Listeners, Friday, 5 April 2019, 7:30 – 11:00, Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697.

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Vimy Bridge Wreath Laying Ceremony Members of the Manotick, Osgoode and Barhaven Royal Canadian Legions came together to lay a wreath beneath the commemorative oak tree planted in Claudette Cain park this week. The ceremony was commemorating the solders that had fought in the battle at Vimy, April 9th marking the anniversary date.

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH Key Club, volunteering connects Honour Roll student to community

Name: Tomas Pepe Age: 16



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Grade: 11 Parents: Marina and John Pepe Brother: Michael (19), University of Waterloo for Nano Technology Engineering. Sister: Isabella (22), attended Western University for Business. Pet: Lucas, dog (cockapoo), age 7

son Days. Furthermore, I’ve participated and helped organize many fundraisers, including Candygrams and Bake Sales for donation to various charities, such as Turn on the Tap. St. Mark Key Club has taught me and many others, the importance of service and leadership, and remains very active in our school and local community. On 0ct. 26th, we raised 450. to make care packages for the homeless. In addition to Key Club, I’ve also volunteered with In Stride Event Management at their amazing event, The Manotick Miler. I’m also a tutor for younger students. Finally, I have always been highly involved in St Mark’s famous Can Food Drive and other like events, such as the Christmas Craft Fair and our Service Days.”

Volunteer and Part-time Work: “The importance of giving back to my community has been a lesson that my family and school has emphasized since the beginning of my education. Over the past several years, I’ve been able to help and contribute to Manotick village and the greater Ottawa area through various volunteering opportunities, events, and groups. Favourite Subjects: “My Foremost among these, is favourite subjects are probmy involvement with the St. ably chemistry and biology. I Mark’s Key Club, of which have always been extremely I am the secretary. This club interested in science, and have works closely with Kiwanis excelled in these courses. I Manotick to provide service to love learning how things work, our local community. Through particularly life, forces, and Key club, I’ve participated the environment. I also really and volunteered in numerous LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea Ad 5/3/19 9:02 PM Page 1 enjoy French and History, and events, such as the Manotick believe it’s very important to Christmas Parade and Dickin- be bilingual.”

What do you enjoy read- St. Mark. I’m part of many ing/listening to for pleasure? extracurriculars, such as Key “Reading is one of my favour- Club, Den Reps (helping Stuite pastimes and stress reliev- dent Council organize school ers. My families’ and my own events), and OSAID (Ontario favourite series has always Students Against Impaired been the Lord of the Rings Tril- Driving). In addition, I’m a ogy. I enjoy all books that fit in member of IMUM, which is a the Tolkien genre. Some of my group of students dedicated to other favourite novels include breaking the stigma surroundAll the Light We Cannot See ing mental health. I am also by Anthony Doerr, and the a Peer Helper, which means I Shadow of the Wind by Carlos have an assigned grade 8 class Ruiz Zafón. where I talk to, play with, and I love alternative and clas- help students feel comfortable sic rock. Some of my favour- and welcomed in the St. Mark ite bands include the Beatles, community. Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac Perhaps my favourite acand Mother Mother. My sister tivity within the school, is St is a major influence, and has Mark’s Leadership Camp, helped develop my taste in where students are selected by books and music.” teachers for 9:00 a three-day leaderHockey Team_Ad copy 5/3/19 PM Page 1 ship training program at Camp What is Your Greatest Ac- Smitty. I have gone the past complishment? “Throughout three years and they’ve been my life, I’ve achieved sev- some of the most amazing and eral things that I’m extremely enriching experiences of my proud of. Foremost among life. them are my academic acThere have been so many complishments. I’ve been on wonderful ways for me to get Honour Roll throughout all of secondary school, and have maintained an above 90 average throughout all of high school. I’ve also taken home awards for Highest Average in my grade in subjects such as Science, English, Religion, Careers and Tech Design. My involvement and leadership roles within the school are also things I’m very proud of.

Why did you get involved in what you do? “There is a certain satisfaction you get from being of service to your school and local community. Not only are all the things I do incredibly fun and with great people, but they’re also greatly rewarding for myself and others. It was really my brother who pushed me to get involved within St. Mark, and I am so glad he did.”

Tomas Pepe is an Honour Roll student at St. Mark High School who has been carrying an average above 90 per cent. Phill Potter photo

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St. Mark makes history in first high school girls’ football game By Jeff Morris

Close to 70 female students from St. Mark High School made history last week as they took part in what is believed to be the first girls’ high school tackle football game ever played in Canada. “We had a great deal of interest from girls in the school who wanted to play,” said St. Mark football coach Andrew Castellarin. “There was a great response.” The first all-girls high school football game was played April 29 at TD Place Stadium. The field time was donated by the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). The girls were divided into two teams, and used the school’s equipment and uniforms usually used in the fall by the boys’ teams. “We divided the girls into two teams, and we focused on teaching the fundamentals and basics during our practices,” said Castellarin.

Girls playing football is not uncommon. Over the last decade, a handful of girls have played tackle football in the local Nepean Eagles Football Club youth program. A number of National Capital Amateur Football Association teams also have girls playing tackle football on boys teams. High school programs throughout eastern Ontario have also had girls participating in football. At the adult level, there are women’s football programs in major cities in the United States. “We would like to see girls football grow to the point where there are schools playing, and maybe grow it to the point where we could have a league,” said Castellarin. Currently, there is a high school girls touch football league that operates every spring in the city. The Nepean Eagles also operate a girls touch football league each summer. Many girls in the city are

Sisters Sinead, Darby and Neve Larock of St. Mark High School suited up in the first ever high school girl’s tackle football game played at TD Place on April 29. Darby is in Grade 9 and played quarterback. Sinead (Grade 12) played middle linebacker. Neve played on both sides of the ball. She caught a touchdown pass as a wide receiver and also played defensive back. The game ended in a 6-6 tie. Mike Carroccetto photo playing in community and high school rugby programs.

A generation ago, girls rugby was in its infant stages, just as

girls football is today. Girls and women’s rugby is also

played at the university and international levels.

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The MessengerSPORTS East Nepean Little League receives funding from Jays Care Foundation While the rain still pours and the wet fields have kept the fields closed through April, there is some good news for local baseball players and families. The East Nepean Eagles are among the clubs who will be receiving money from the Toronto Blue Jays’ charitable arm, Jays Care Foundation. Through its Field of Dreams Program, the Jays are donating $1.3 million in an infrastructure investment to benefit Canadian children and youth. The investment in East Nepean Little League will benefit many players, including those in the challenger division, for this year and in the future. East Nepean Little League is one of fifteen organizations located across five provinces and one territory will receive funding to build, enhance, and refurbish baseball diamonds where children and youth

can develop important life skills and learn from positive role models. In the last five years, Jays Care has committed nearly $8 million to 66 infrastructure projects across Canada. “We are very impressed with the diverse group of organizations receiving funding through our Jays Care Field Of Dreams grants this year,” said Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation. “With recipients spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific to Baffin Bay in the Arctic Circle, these investments move us one step closer to our goal of a level playing field for all Canadian children and youth.” Used intentionally, baseball has the power to create lasting social change for children and youth. That is why the Jays Care Foundation helps kids get involved in the game, build safe spaces in which

they can play, and work with like-minded organizations to design and lead comprehensive programs that address the needs of marginalized children and youth across Canada. Jays Care Foundation has been recognized with the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy (2014), the Beyond Sport Sports Team of the Year Award (2013), and the MLB Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence (2012). Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Duane Ward talks to kids at the East Nepean Little League complex in Barrhaven in 2014, after the Jays Care Foundation donated $35,000 to the East Nepean Little League to establish a park worthy of hosting national and provincial Little League championship tournaments. Mike Carroccetto photo



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