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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Feds announce Child Care Benefit improvement at Manotick event By Charlie Senack
As Canadians get ready to go to the polls this fall, the Federal Liberals were in Carleton on Wednesday, May 15, to make an announcement on improving the Canada Child Benefit. During a press conference held at the Rideau Valley Child Care Centre in Manotick, Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced that as of July 20th of this year, the Canadian Child Benefit (CSB), will be raised for the second time in two years. The Canadian Child Benefit is given to nine out of every ten families with the intention of providing more money to parents of children who come from low income or middle class homes. It was first raised in July 2018 — two years ahead of schedule — to keep up with the cost of living, the Government of Canada said in a press release. For the 2019–20 benefit year, the maximum benefit will be $6,639 for children under the age of six and up to $5,602 for children ages six to seventeen. “This makes a big difference for low income and middle class families,” said Duclos in an interview with the Messenger after Wednesday’s announcement. “We (the Liberals) understand that the cost of living, childcare, rent, transportation and food always goes up.” The announcement was held on the International Day of Families, and in the riding of Carleton for a number of reasons. Around 10,400 families who live in the riding receive the CCB each month — a total of 19,240 children. Duclos also said that he is disappointed to see Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre stand up in the House of Commons “almost every day” and share his anger towards the CCB. “He has voted against the Child Care Benefit and therefor against giving help
to 19,200 children in his riding,” Duclos said. “He would prefer the old style of benefits that the previous Harper government had that gave to millionaire families that don’t need the benefit or expect it either.” A recent Nanos Research Poll suggests that the Conservatives will win this fall’s federal election with only five seats ahead of the Liberals. The party’s popularity has dropped in recent months — in part because of the SNC-Lavalin scandal. But the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development is confident that voters will recognize all the work the Liberals have done for low income and middle class families when they go to the polls. “We will show Canadians over the next few weeks — and today’s event is part of that process — that we work for them,” he said. “We are confident that when Canadians see what impact this has on their ability to look after their children (and) grow economically, they will re-elect a Liberal government in 2019.” Duclos says the government’s support will be shown to voters even more in the coming weeks and months ahead, and said the Liberal government is here to work for all Canadians. The next federal election will be held on October 21, 2019.
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Manotick Kiwanis celebration of new Kiwanis Hall COMMUNITY EVENTS On Saturday May 11 I had the pleasure of joining friends, colleagues and members of the Manotick Kiwanis as we celebrated the opening of the new Manotick Kiwanis Hall at the Manotick Arena. It was great to reconnect with everyone, as well as meet new Kiwanis members, over a fantastic meal, as we celebrated the hard work and dedication of our Manotick Kiwanis members and all they do for our community. METCALFE FARMER’S MARKET – OPENING DAY
Your voice in Queen’s Park Goldie Ghamari, MPP, Carleton
On Saturday May 11 I was also very excited to join Councillor George Darouze as we celebrated the official opening of the Metcalfe Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s Market season is always an exciting time, because it means that warmer weather is (almost) right around the corner! I really enjoy spending time at all the farmer’s markets across Carleton, and I really enjoyed spending some quality time in
Metcalfe reconnecting with our local business owners, farmers, and entrepreneurs while doing some shopping (including buying a $12 beef leg bone for my dog and some homemade cherry jam). I also spent some time connecting with constituents and local business owners at the annual Metcalfe Community Meet & Greet just down the street, and perused the wares on display by residents at the Metcalfe St. Andrews United Church Boot Sale.
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OTTAWA SPEED PILOT ANNOUNCEMENT On Friday May 10th the government of Ontario announced that the Ontario Government is exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing a speed limit pilot On Highway 417 from Ottawa to the Quebec border. At the same time, Ontario’s Government will launch province-wide consultations on how to safely increase highway speeds to align with other provinces, and how people currently drive. This section of highway is one of three locations
across the province that will be part of the pilot for increased speed limits. I am excited that my residents will be some of the first to benefit from the improved traffic flow that will result from these changes. ONTARIO INVESTS IN HATS FOR HIDES PROGRAM The Ontario Government is working to make it easier for hunters to be responsible stewards of our natural resources. The province is investing $100,000 in a made-in-Ontario business that encourages responsible harvesting and contributes to the province’s hunting industry. The Hats for Hides
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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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Kiwanis Club celebrated at Manotick’s Mike O’Neil Arena By Krysia Kurylowicz
The Manotick Kiwanis Club has been in operation in our community for well over half a century “improving the world, one child, one community at a time”. In this light, the club was instrumental in raising funds to build the arena in the seventies. Before that time, local skating and hockey was at the mercy of the elements and the season lasted only for the winter. Representatives from all over the community gathered together on Saturday May 11, 2019 to honour the service commitment of our local Kiwanis Club during the dedication of the banquet hall at the Mike O’Neil Arena. Guests enjoyed a delicious roasted prime rib dinner catered by Lolachers, fol-
lowed by a very moving and inspirational talk by Dr. John Button, Past International President. Dr. Button, a physician in the Toronto area, has travelled the world, witnessing the power of service exhibited by Kiwanis groups throughout impoverished nations. The volunteerism exhibited by the young people in our community High School Key Clubs was acknowledged by Jeremy Liedtke, and local newspaper marketing manager Gary Coulombe was awarded the Diamond Mel Osborne Fellowship medal recognizing his long-standing commitment to the Club. Vijay, District LG, spoke to the group about recent accomplishments and the event ended with a fabulous rendition of hockey trivia by local celebrity Liam Maguire. The ribbon cut-
Gary Coulombe cuts the ribbon at the dedication of the Manotick Kiwanis Hall in the Mike O’Neil Arena in Manotick. ting ceremony officially named the room “Kiwanis Hall”. Kiwanis is a club dedicated to raising funds for many local pro-
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Do kids get mail anymore? Does mail mean cott, Ontario. That was it. It found its way to anything beyond bills and coupons anymore? me. Of course, Prescott isn’t quite as big as I Do kids sit down and write letters and draw thought it was when I was 11. As the years went on, we all know that pictures for their grandparents? Do they get Gary Carter went on to be a household name letters back? Do kids even know what ChristThroughout its mandate, rather than acting to reduce the federal budget deficit, the Our COmmunity in Canada, and in the United mas cards are? Liberal government has made “investments” in the form of more and more spending. States as well. I thought of this while According Messenger to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the 2018-19 deficit in Ottawa Editorial But my admiration of I was flipping through a will be $800 million higher than projected in the government’s latest budget released FROM THE Gary Carter transcended photo album last week. I in March. The PBO projects a drop in expected revenues. So the government can’t Are you more Canadian count on its original revenue projections – let alone higher-than-expected revenues – baseball. It’s the same with immediately thought about than for a spending. fifth grader? to fund its penchant kids today who admire being an 11-year-old kid But year’s higher-than-anticipated deficit come as a surprise. Withlast Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time forshouldn’t us all to someone like Sidney Crosand getting the absolute reflect on what it meansJustin to be Canadian. Prime Minister Trudeau’s government has spent more money (on a perby or other role models. I coolest thing in the mail I Do we take being Canadian for granted? person inflation-adjusted basis) thanbeing any Canadian? prime minister Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about Some of usin Canadian history. Federal always watched the Expos had ever received. by Jeff Morris look upon immigrants refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but at $8,869 in 2018-19. The per-person programandspending reached an all-time high very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you and saw a guy with a big It all started at Bradley’s previous per-person high ($8,847) during attend a celebration for new Canadians, suchwas as therecorded one hosted by Nepean-the Great Recession in 2009. smile who said and did the Creek, a little inlet off the Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last More spending means more new debt. By the end of his term this fall, Trudeau month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every right things. He was always St. Lawrence River in RiverCanadian. willnewhave increased federal debt by 5.6 per cent, which is more than any other prime They understand, perhaps better than all of us, what it means to be view Heights. I was sitting on the little bridge praising his teammates. He was always out minister Canadian.who did not experience a world war or recession while in office. Trudeau how can the restminister of us have that feeling? there meeting fans and signing autographs. His that, about a hundred years ago, had is theSoonly prime since 1895 to increase the per-person debt burden without Bev McRae photobeen the The Conservative government has a solid idea. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servpresiding over a global conflict or economic downturn. teammates always said that Gary Carter never original Highway 2. Rob Minifie and I were Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chal-each ing Four consecutive federal deficits have meant that Canadian has acquired saw a camera he didn’t like. Maybe that’s true, killing time, looking at our baseball cards playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. $1,725 more inCitizenship federalChallenge, debt since took Future generations The Canadian funded this in partgovernment by CIC and run by the office. and listening to the Expos game on my little but the cameras were glued to him because he Institute, willtaxes see students study Discover Canada: willHistorica-Dominion ultimately pay higher to finance today’s debtthegrowth. transistor radio while we fished. We had some was a guy who was just having so much fun Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship What has this record accumulation of spending and debt brought us? test. Sometimes it’s tocomic saybooks. nil I also had and loved what he did. He loved people. He cansbest of pop just and some “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud For recent sluggish economic growth. reveals thatmyself the atCanadian I’m finding one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our starters, shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney.StatsCan “As we a Street and Smith’s Baseball Annual with loved meeting fans, he loved interacting with roads where I love about learn aboutcontracted our past and the Canada what economy bypeople 0.1 and perevents centthat inmade February. Theit iseconomy haseverything now shrunk in sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the to collide with a large swatch of the population work-and discussion pulled me backthey into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we me, on one page, had the address for them, and he appreciated them. Gary Carter four of the past six months. ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the can defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much “got it”. It seems so few in sports and enterevery team in the Major Leagues. It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more strongly how avaluable it is to be risk a citizen Canada.” in the near future. And that could pose There’s now heightened of ofrecession that people are just a little too into it? studying each country before the game. She has “Our schools need to be training our young people to become the citizens tainment do today. We had this idea. We were going to write serious problems for Canada’s fiscal I found myself in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about newsituation. 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If you stumble across a World Cup soccer “I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe Ausrookie outfielder and sometimes catcher Gary great achievements in his career – the home game on CBC, you will hear what sounds like TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” Publisher: Jeffrey Morris VOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 50,000 bees swarming the field. They are not bees. 5, 2011 The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Carter. He hadwith signed it. “To Bless runs and the All-Star Games and the Hall of They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom Birkenstock’s wasn’tJeff, either, God but Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Phone: 613-692-6000 EsauMorris micky horns. sheGary did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeff Jeffrey Fame induction. 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Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association when I die I will send Gary Carter a postcard. would Apparently, some now wealthy marketinglike, genius chalant-and-a-half. plastic bag just to get the hellIout there. have been the Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea to mass produce and market To Gary, God Bless Always, Jeff Morris. I’ll Mayor of Chalantville. these horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year.at Histhe book,back From theof Other Skide, is availaddress it to Gary Carter, Heaven. I’m sure it I looked the postcard. It was the shrilling sounds of his quick buck. able at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, I was just about toMonth drift back into ADD world and Carter’s and Pages in handwriting. Prescott. Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, x, 2010 Single copies $1 Gary Jeff Morris, Pres- will find its way to him.
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Having an open mind is the key to celebrating enthusiasm
You know why I think it is so much fun to learn something new? Because with every tidbit of information I get under my belt, it opens up another door to a different adventure. It’s never ending! It introduces me to a multitude of fresh ideas and different ways of viewing circumstances and life as a whole. It makes me ask even more questions. It makes me enthusiastic
about what’s going to happen next on this journey called life. You see, real ongoing education doesn’t answer questions - it provokes them. It causes us to see that the fun and excitement of learning doesn’t lie in having all the answers. It lies in the tension and stretching of our minds between all the contradictory answers. It makes us think for ourselves. It frees us. It helps
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis us grow up! That is where the fun comes in, where those surges of enthusiasm lie. That’s where meaningful education takes place. Example; Finding out you
have a speaker button on your phone! I was thinking that even the Scripture doesn’t tell us every single thing we’d like to know. While
We know you are going to have a good time at Dickinson Days
The Editor, The weekend of May 31, June 1 and 2 is Dickinson Days in Manotick. Welcome back to all visitors who will return for the celebrations! Perhaps you come back because you enjoyed last year’s Dickinson Days. Perhaps you come back
to visit family and friends on Dickinson Days. Perhaps you come back because you are considering moving back to the area. Perhaps you come back to pause and remember something from your childhood that you are thankful for, we hope those memories bring you joy and peace. Perhaps you come back
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it may serve as a standard for living and a chart for life’s course, much of it remains secret. .Life is designed that way and that’s ok..It keeps us dependent and having to live by faith. Fun, isn’t it? And the fun is never going to stop. Each of us has something unique to offer. We
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ST. JAMES’ ANGLICAN CHURCH 1138 Bridge Street, Manotick –Serving South Barrhaven, riverSide South and Manotick–
Holy Eucharist at 8:15 & 10:00 a.m. with Sunday Kids’ Club at 10 a.m. “A Christian community joyfully serving & growing in God’s love”
(Elevator Access Provided) Church Office (Hours: Tues-Thurs, 9-4) 692-2082 Rev. Julian Campbell / Rev. Andrea Thomas e-mail email@example.com Web site: www.stjames-manotick.org
Manotick..United. 692-4576 Church 5567 Main St. Sunday Service at 10 a.m.
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We welcome all, who with God’s help, work to build a better world. HALL RENTAL AVAILABLE Rev. Elaine Beattie www.manotickunitedchurch.com
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Don’t forget the MVCA AGM May 30
Please join us for the Manotick Village and Community Association Annual General meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Manotick Arena. 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! Full agenda is available at www.manotickvca. org
New truck facility planned for Boundary Road intersection
The MVCA has learned of a new transfer facility proposed for the end of Mitch Owens at Boundary Road. This part of the City is a growing area for industrial buildings, including the new Amazon warehouse and the proposed hazardous waste facility (Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre) on Boundary Road. This new proposed truck transfer facility will see trucks drop off goods and other trucks pick them up. It will operate 24 hours a day, five days a week with about 56 trucks entering and leaving on a daily basis. While it is anticipated that the majority of trucks will use Boundary Road, about 5% of the trucks will head west on Mitch Owens, potentially adding to the number of trucks travelling through the Village. Unfortunately, traffic impact studies for these new industrial facilities only look at traffic in the immediate area and not further down the road. As a result, the MVCA will be writing to the local Councillors and Transportation Committee asking for a full assessment of the impact of the new industrial facilities on traffic going through Manotick.
Save the Date for the 9th annual Soap Box Derby
The 9th annual Soap Box Derby will be held on Sunday, August 25 along with the Picnic in the Park at Centennial Park. Registration for Derby entrants will begin in early June. In the meantime, information on how to participate will be available at Dickinson Days – just look for the Soap Box Derby truck!
Around the Village
Replacement of the final two culverts on Rideau Valley Drive at Kelly Marie Drive intersections is slated to begin in July, depending on the weather, and work will continue over the summer months. Timing has not yet been determined for repaving of Rideau Valley Drive North, south of Rideau Narrows
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Manotick Farmers Market, June 1 – October 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
by Grace Thrasher, President, Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)
Lane. The recent announcement for a French language school in Manotick turns out to be for a new school in Riverside South. No word yet on the school to be located in Phase 2 of the Mahogany development. The Kiwanis dedication of Kiwanis Hall in the Manotick Arena on May 11 was a wonderful partnership event. It highlighted the strong volunteer commitment of our local residents and how well all the clubs and organizations work together to make Manotick a better place. Kudos to Kiwanis for a great evening!
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.
Dickinson Days, May 31 – June 2
The parade, a family show and fireworks on Friday night will kick off the weekend’s festivities. Saturday features a pancake breakfast, a craft market, a fishing derby, sidewalk sale, entertainment in the big tent on Dickinson Square and a BBQ. Come and get some popcorn and cotton candy at the MVCA booth near Dickinson House. Sunday features Open Doors at the Mill and Dickinson House as well as a BBQ and board games from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Details
The Farmers’ Market is back in Dickinson Square! In addition to local vendors, it will also feature musical entertainment and activities for the kids. Be sure to check it out!
The Big Give, June 1, 8 a.m – 1 p.m.
Manotick Community Church will be hosting The Big Give again in the parking lot, 5492 South River Dr. (across from the library in Manotick). All items, including furniture, clothing, household items, sporting goods are FREE! There is also an e-waste drop-off for computers, cell phones printers, televisions, etc. (no hazardous waste).There will also be free coffee, tea and muffins in the morning and a free bbq at noon. A live band will entertain and there will be face painting and activities for the kids. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please contact Rosemary at email@example.com or 613292-3023.
Women’s Golf Day, June 4, 4 -8:30 p.m.
Carleton Golf and Yacht Club will host this celebration of international Women’s Golf Day in support of Breast Cancer Research. Nine, Wine and Dine features a 9 hole scramble or golf clinic with the Pro, Gord Percy, followed by wine and dinner. The event costs $45 plus tax. For more information or to register visit: www.carletongolf. com/wgd
Rhythm and Blues Concert, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
The HoRoJo Concert at Manotick United Church features Jamie Holmes on drums, Jeff Rogers on keyboard and
vocals and JW Jones on guitar and vocals. Tickets are $30. For more info or tickets, contact 613-692-4576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Task Force on Revitalization Open House, June 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
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. This is an opportunity to provide feedback to the Task Force on its recommendations.
Manotick Community Garage Sale, June 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration is now open for homeowners to list their sales on our community garage sale map. Details are at www.manotickvca.org
Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
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YOMA – Friday Night Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m.
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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.
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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.
May 31-June 2, 2019 An annual tradition which celebrates Manotick’s founder, Moss Kent Dickinson. Join the celebration and enjoy: • Parade • Fireworks • Live Entertainment • Crafts • Pancake Breakfast & BBQ • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides • Kids Fishing Derby • Doors Open Ottawa (Watson’s Mill & Dickinson House) Visit ManotickVillage.com/events for a detailed schedule
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Kiwanis Club intends to make Dickinson Days truly memorable Manotick Kiwanis News By Larry Ellis
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 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Check the Kiwanis web site at www.manotick-kiwanis.org. 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. On the weekend of May 31, June 1 and 2 the village of Manotick celebrates the founder of Manotick and the first mayor of Ottawa, Moss Kent Dickinson (who became mayor in 1868). The Kiwanis Club of Manotick intends
to make the 2019 Dickinson Weekend truly memorable. The launch of the event starts at 7 p.m. at the Arena, with a Friday night parade through the village. It will begin at the arena where the floats, marchers, bands and other participants. Local politicians will be invited to participate. The parade will stop at select places for the floats and performers to perform special routines. An ancient
re-furbished pumper fire truck will spray bystanders as part of the fun. The parade ends back at the arena. After the parade is over, there will be a Children’s Show featuring Dr. KaBoom on the lawn by the Pavilion to entertain the local village youth. The next day, on Saturday, there will be a family pancake breakfast, put on by the members of the former Manotick
Kinsmen from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The breakfast will be in the Kiwanis tent, located opposite Watson’s Mill. Following the breakfast, local food producers, merchants and businesspeople will set up kiosks. A Catch and Release fishing derby will be held for children on the dam located behind Watson’s Mill, and inflatable children’s play structures will be available to provide a diversion for the children.
On Sunday afternoon, The Kiwanis Club of Manotick will have a BBQ setup to offer food for all to enjoy in the Kiwanis tent, The Kiwanis Club of Manotick encourages you to support the initiative to shop locally. “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time”.
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The MessengerDICKINSON DAYS
Manotick’s ghost story is a cornerstone of the village’s history By Mary Lennox
On a miserable rainy cold November night in the year of 1920, in Manotick, Ontario, a fisherman desperately needed shelter from the weather. He looked around and saw a small entrance to the local mill. As the rain pounded harder, he quickly grabbed his things and ducked into the entrance of the stone building. He struggled and squirmed to get comfortable on the cold, hard floor. He huddled into a fetal-like position to stay warm. The driving rain was falling from beams above his head forming puddles all around. The only sound other than the beating water was his heartbeat. He suddenly had the intense sense
that someone was watching him. Anxiously, he looked over his shoulder, feeling silly because he logically knew no one else was in the building. Just then, he heard a blood-curdling scream of a woman coming from the second floor. He jumped up and scooped up his belongings and ran out the door and never looked back. Local legend has it that the ghost of Ann Currier roams the second floor of that mill, gliding from window to window in a long white dress. Not only have there been numerous reported sightings, there is an extreme frigid spot felt around one particular post on the second floor. The sightings are often reported but in addition, unexplained
sounds of a woman crying and moaning have been logged. What is a ghost? The dictionary defines it as the soul of a dead person believed to be an inhabitant of the unseen world. The theory is that trauma or an attachment to earthly things or family members is why a soul chooses to stay earthbound. So who is this Ann Crosby and why does she live in the mill in a small village just south of the capital of Canada? Ann Elizabeth Crosby was born in 1841 in Lake George, New York. Her parents owned a hotel named “Crosbyside” from the 1840s until the 1870s. The hotel could accommodate up to 250 guests. Travel to
the Adirondacks was long and dusty during that era. It wasn’t unusual for vacationers to stay for the whole summer. At that hotel, Ann met a Vermont-born Canadian lumber baron named Joseph Merrill Currier in the summer of 1860. It was a short courtship. They were married within a few months of meeting, on January 25, 1861. Who was this visitor who captured the heart of young Annie Crosby? Joseph Merrill Currier was a tremendously successful businessman. He was born in Vermont in 1820 and moved to Canada in 1837. Around 1850 he set up a sawmill and gristmill operation in the village of
Manotick. At the same time, he owned a lumber business and was a partner in a sawmill in nearby Hull, Quebec. When Joseph and Ann met he was recovering from a horrible period in his life. His first wife passed away in 1858 and his three children all died within five days of each other in 1855. He was no stranger to tragedy. In August, 1860, he was a guest at “Crosbyside”. He was smitten with Ann the moment he laid eyes on her. She was 19 years old, 21 years his junior. She was tall, blonde and beautiful. He had met the love of his life. After spending a wonderful month-long honeymoon traveling the northern United States, Joseph re-
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turned to Manotick with his new bride in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the mill. The business was one of the largest of its kind in Eastern Ontario. Unbelievably, while viewing the machinery on the second floor, Ann’s white crinoline dress became caught in the turbine shaft. The force of the movement hurled Ann against a pillar and she died instantly from the blow. Joseph was devastated. The grieving widower was so profoundly affected by the accident he couldn’t stand to be in the building that brought their short marriage to an end. He never set foot in Manotick again. He sold his share of the mill to his partner, Moss Kent Dickinson.
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People with disabilities want to work. Jobs mean pride and purpose—and a chance to escape poverty forever. Unfortunately, the Liberal government recently announced they will layoff 34 workers with developmental disabilities who do the valuable work of sorting and recycling thousands of pounds of sensitive documents for the Government of Canada.
This program is run by the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD). The purpose of this organization is to assist people with disabilities in every aspect of life within the greater Ottawa community. That is why I joined Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to announce that a Conservative government will continue to fund the program for five more years and will work with OCAPDD to maximize the opportunity of these workers. Those who recycle federal government paper do real work of real value. Firing them and paying a firm instead is a costly and heartless mistake. Events:
Congratulations to Findlay Creek’s Toastmasters Club on their first anniversary on May 29th and I’m looking forward to the grand re-opening of the Osgoode Township Museum on June 1st. Also, The Gathering is having their Big Give event at Mountain Meadows Park in Riverside South the same day (June 1st). See you there! For more than four decades, the Manotick community has come together to celebrate Moss Kent Dickinson’s birthday, the founder of the Village of Manotick! Dickinson weekend has since become an annual celebration to kick off another fantastic summer. From May. 31- June. 2, join in on the fun in Manotick! Many Canadians and Permanent Residents with family abroad will be inviting loved ones to visit them in Canada during the summer months. My office is available to help provide advice that may maximize the chances of your family member making a successful visa application. Please call 613-692-3331 for more information.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY ghost continues from page 11 He moved to Ottawa and began a highly successful career in politics. In 1866, Joseph built a beautiful stone house overlooking the Ottawa river at 24 Sussex Drive. It was built as a gift for his third wife, Hannah. That home was bought by the Government of Canada in 1943 and became the official residence of the Prime Minister in 1951 and still is today.
Ann was buried in Beechwood Cemetary in Ottawa. Joseph died in 1884 and was buried next to his beloved Ann. Today, Watson’s Mill is the landmark for the community of Manotick. It was purchased by the Rideau Valley Conserva-tion Authority in 1972 and renamed. It was restored to its original 1860 condition. In fact, the machinery works
since that restoration. The mill is available for special events, wedding pictures, tours or functions. Some say that Annie never left Manotick and continued to reside in the mill. Perhaps she is waiting for Joseph to return to begin their new life together. Over the years, numerous people have claimed to see the apparition of Ann standing at the second floor
window in her long white dress and golden blonde hair. In the years from 1980 to 1986 there were up to a dozen such reports. In 1980, two local boys were fishing in the river at the mill and looked up to see a shadowy figure staring mournfully back at them from the window. According to an Ottawa historian, you can still see blood stain and finger-nail marks on the post.
Many people visiting the mill have reported getting goose bumps, regardless of the temperature. Many get the feeling that they are not welcome on the second floor. Strange sounds have been reported. Sounds that range from shrilling screams to moaning have made the hair stand up on many arms. It has been theorized that ghosts are the souls of
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The Do’s & Don’ts of Hearing Healthcare For several years, May has brought Hearing Health to the National forefront. Untreated hearing loss is linked to an increase of dementia, depression, anxiety, falls, social isolation and more. Early intervention for even the slightest hearing loss is crucial to your overall health. Here are a few do’s & don’ts to help you navigate the hearing healthcare terrain in your journey towards better hearing and ultimately better overall health and quality of life. DO Consult an Audiologist. Much like you would consult a Dentist for a sore tooth or an Optometrist for blurred vision, the Audiologist is the Healthcare professional to consult when hearing concerns arise. Audiologists have a Masters or Doctorate level of education and are regulated by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. Consequently, they are quality assured and accountable. They are the most qualified
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a product sub-optimal for you. DO Make sure your initial assessment is thorough. Get confirmation that your ear canals are free of earwax. Look for an Audiologist that will assess the physical functioning of your eardrum as well as your ability to hear sounds and words in quiet, but also in noise. Look to have a comparison between your abilities with one ear versus two. Have your sensitivity to loudness assessed. It is crucial that the initial assessment be very detailed because that assessment is the foundation for everything else thereafter. Such an assessment will generally require a 1.5 hour consult. DON’T Get discouraged. Learning to hear again takes time. Your brain cannot relearn to hear overnight. Be patient and persistent, especially in those first weeks when your voice sounds awfully strange and the noises seem so intrusive. This is normal. The dust will settle…but only if
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Construction season will be a big one in Rideau-Goulbourn
In my most recent column, at the beginning of May, I highlighted the many culvert replacement projects that were scheduled to take place this summer. Many of these culvert renewals will lead directly into our roads program for 2020, such as Roger Stevens Drive and the other part of Rideau Valley Drive North. For now, though, I would like to focus on 2019 and let you know what you can expect to see under construction throughout Rideau-Goulbourn. Spoiler Alert: It is a lot. We will begin with three major capital projects, two of which are ongoing. The McBean Street Bridge is still on schedule to re-open in December 2019. Construction will continue throughout the summer. The west side of the bridge is nearing completion following which the east side of the bridge will be dismantled, requiring another full closure of the bridge.
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We will continue to provide updates on this project. The Kanata South Link project continues as well with the widening of Old Richmond Road, between Hope Side Road and West Hunt Club as well as the construction of the roundabout at Hope Side Road. Finally, the intersection of Prince of Wales Drive and Bankfield Road will be under construction this summer as the City adds turning lanes in all directions. Additionally, Bankfield Road will be widened back to First Line Road and a signalized intersection will be installed at that point. Onto road renewal, we have a number of Fall 2018 projects that were delayed
due to the early winter that will get underway as soon as possible. Those include the McBean Street intersection with Goodstown Road, the Owlshead Road intersection with Munster Road, as well as portions of Dobson Lane, McCordick Road, and Third Line Road. These projects have already been awarded and will begin when half load restrictions are lifted from our roads. The list of 2019 road renewal projects in Rideau-Goulbourn include: • Joy’s Road (Ottawa to Franktown) • Rideau Valley Drive North (Roger Stevens to Rideau Narrows) • Fallowfield Road (Eagleson to Huntley) • Barnsdale Road (Moodie to 416) • Barnsdale Road (Greenbank to Prince of Wales) • Hazeldean Road (Jinkinson to Carp) • McBean Street (Rail
Crossing) • Dwyer Hill Road (Rail Crossing) • Manotick Main Street (Bankfield to Bridge) • Strachan (West of McBean) • Longfields Drive (Prince of Wales to Golflinks) • Carp Road (Hazeldean to Westbrook) • Mackey Road (Malakoff to Viola) On our gravel roads, Paden Road will see its final lift in the two step rural road upgrade process between Harnett Road and Malakoff Road. Black’s Side Road will be upgraded using the same process this year and next between Ridingview Crescent and Flewellyn Road. McCordick Road, between Mackey Road and Cowell Road, will see new guiderails installed. Some construction will also take place in a few of Rideau-Goulbourn’s many parks and also on a new one.
Sarah McCarthy Park will see construction begin this month with a slated completion date of July. It will be Richmond’s newest park located on Cedarstone Drive. Keeping in Richmond, some final touches will be done on the work that took place in King’s Grant Park last year and the play structures at Richmond Lions Park will be replaced shortly. In Manotick, a collaborative effort between residents and my office has resulted in some new features being added to Gordon & Ivy Scharf Park. That work will also begin shortly. Finally, in some less exciting but important nonetheless news, nearly $20M will be spend at our Trail Road waste facility which includes the replacement of the scale house and the capping of Stage 2 of the landfill. The landfill has a total of five stages. This is form part of a larger discussion in June as the Environment Committee
begins discussing waste diversion and the Solid Waste Master Plan.
Our drop in sessions will be going on hiatus during the month of June due to the pending addition to my family but we will be back on schedule in July. I can imagine the stress this might cause you so, as always, feel free to contact my office anytime and we will do our best to assist. July will come before you know it and you can come visit at one of our next drop in sessions, with the first likely being held in Richmond. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on RideauGoulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.
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Duck season! The Richmond Lions Club’s annual fundraising duck race took place on the Jock River Sat., May 11. Hundreds of rubber ducks were purchased and then dumped off the McBean Street bridge for the annual race, which is a major community fundraiser for the Richmond Lions Club. The owner of the winning duck this year was Allan Ritchie, who wins $700. Rick Reddick won $500 for finishing second, and Don DesLauriers won $300 for placing third. Carmel Jacob won $10. The race took 8 minutes and 24 seconds to run. Photos by Lee Hodgkinson
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Busy month for community events in Osgoode Ward Lions Lap 2019
The Lions Lap at St. Mark CHS had many students either running or walking the course through South Pointe, despite the rain and wind. After the race, students enjoyed a talent show and were treated to a hot dog BBQ. This event is not only a great fundraiser for the school, but also encourages students to be active!
5th Annual Metcalfe Meet & Greet
The 5th Annual Meet & Greet in Metcalfe was, as always, a huge success. There was a bigger turnout than ever before, with over 500 people stopping by. Thank you to Marc Sauve, the Metcalfe Community Association, all participating businesses, groups, and individuals who make this event possible. It has become a key event in the community, thanks to their hard work. I am already looking forward to next year!
4th Annual Metcalfe BBQ
I always host my Metcalfe BBQ in Victoria Park during the Meet & Greet. Volunteer Firefighters cooked delicious hot dogs on the grill for the crowd to enjoy. There is no better way to engage residents like a community BBQ!
Wayne Swales OCSTC Annual Fishing Derby
Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Trail Club host an annual fishing derby, now in honour of my late friend Wayne Swales. Fisherman loaded their boats down at the docks in Taylor Park early Saturday morning, in hopes of catching a few fish.
St. James United Church Breakfast & Bake Sale
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the Taylor Park boat launch, I headed to the St. James United Church Breakfast and Bake Sale and picked myself up a pecan pie; one of my favorites! I’m not surprised it was a full house; there is delicious food and great company. It was a great morning breakfast spot for residents to fuel up before participating in the ‘Goode Run just down the street.
Don’t forget to stop by my Open Door! Every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm at the Metcalfe Town Hall, 8243 Victoria Street.
The ‘Goode Run 2019
Many headed down to the Osgoode Community Centre early Saturday morning for the Annual ‘Goode Run, organized by Osgoode Youth Association. Everyone was ready to go with their sneakers and registration tags. The ‘Goode Run is O-YA’s biggest fundraiser of the year to support on-going programs, and it also keeps us in shape! Thanks to Nicole & Carley and their great team of volunteers for all the organization, and to all who participated in the 2k and 5k runs.
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Municipal Accessibility Consultation
City of Ottawa staff hosted a Municipal Accessibility consultation at the Metcalfe Town Hall this week. The current Municipal Accessibility Plan is about to expire, and your feedback will help shape the new plan. I am glad to see staff ready to listen to our rural perspective.
Osgoode Township Museum AGM
One of many stops made on Saturday morning was at the Osgoode Township Museum Annual General Meeting. The museum is a gem in our community, one that cherishes and displays the history of Osgoode Ward. After months of (unexpected) extended renovations, the building is finally reopened, thankfully in time for their AGM!
Josie Anselmo Park Re-Opening
Please join me for the Josie Anselmo Memorial Park Official reopening on Saturday May 25th from 12 - 2 pm. There will be balloon twisting, face painting, popcorn and games by city recreation at 6499 Princiotta Street.
Registration for the Fall Scouting year starts May 15. Please register online at www. myscouts.ca. Register before June 30 to save $30! 1st Osgoode is especially looking for volunteers to help run our Scouts program (youth ages 11-14). Please contact Karen McNaught at kdmcnaught@ hotmail.com for more details. It starts with Scouts.
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