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Barrhaven to host Canada 150 Skating Day Dec. 10 at Minto Rec Complex The West Barrhaven, Stonebridge and Half Moon Bay Community Associations will be hosting

a special Canada 150 Skating Day Dec. 10 from 4-6 p.m. at the Minto Recreation Complex at Cam-

brian and Greenbank Roads. One of the last entire family events for Canada’s sesquicen-

tennial, the Canada 150 Skating Day is taking place in over 200 communities across Canada, all on Dec.

10. Barrhaven has been selected as one of the 200 community’s across Canada to receive a federal grant

for this event. Come out to this free event for skating, snacks, fun and meet some special guests.

Orchard View on the Rideau changes its name to Manotick Place Retirement Community The retirement community on Manotick Main Street now has a new name. Orchard View on the Rideau retirement community has rebranded and changed its name to Manotick Place Retirement Community. The name change went into effect Nov. 7. In the coming months, the signage, web presence and collateral materials at the retirement community will change to reflect the new name and logo that have been selected. However, the change of name will not impact the products or services provided at the retirement community in Manotick. Management remains the same, and there will be no disruption to operations or the services provided as a

result of the rebranding. “It is the intention of management to continue operating a premium retirement community in Manotick,” said Manotick Place Executive Director Linda Meek. “The new names and logos are being adopted as a means of strengthening our position in a competitive marketplace and distinguishing our property in the public realm.” Other retirement communities owned by the same parent company have also undergone a name change. Orchard View Living Centre has changed its name to Orchard Walk Retirement Community, and Orchard View Suites has also changed its name and is now officially Garden View Senior Apartments.

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Regina Spearns, Shirley Deschamps and Nancy Stoodley manned the Knox Church Craft Table at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Mnaotick United Church Saturday. Proceeds from their table went to the Knox Elevator Fund. Gary Coulombe photo

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For more information, please visit us online at or call (613) 692-2121 to book a tour.

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Manotick getting ready for Olde Fashioned Christmas and Santa Claus Parade There is a lot going on in the Village of Manotick these days. Hot on the heels of a successful Women’s Day, the BIA is hosting the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas on December 2 and 3, featuring the Santa Claus parade organized by the Manotick Lions Club. And there are lots of Christmas craft fairs with great gift ideas. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the annual Shiverfest on January 26 and 27 and Chic Time in the Tick on May 4, 2018. Although we have lost four businesses due to the fire on Main Street, the Village has gained new businesses since then. Key housing projects are moving forward, including the Riverwalk development at Main Street and Century Road, the seniors building on Clapp Lane and the Mahogany Development. Work is also progressing on the Mclean Bridge, due for completion by end of November, and the Manotick Arena Expansion, which is slated for completion by January 31, 2018. Finally, there are lots of items in the 2018 draft City


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of Ottawa budget for local residents, including resurfacing of Mitch Owens and Rideau Valley Drive in 2018.

City of Ottawa 2018 budget

The draft 2018 budget has been published and there are a number of items that relate directly to Manotick residents as well as the following City-wide components: • An overall 2% tax increase for City and Police • Increase of 2.5 per cent for a proposed transit levy • Increase of 2% to recreation fees on most programs and services • An increase in garbage fees by $2 for single family and $1 for multi-residential households Rural items of interest include the following: • $300,000 to design modifications for the intersection at Bankfield and

Prince of Wales Drive • funds to replace components of the Manotick Library • $560,000 to improve Beryl Gaffney Park • funds to replace the windows at Carleton Lodge • resurfacing of Mitch Owens and Rideau Valley Drive South • amenities for Ivy and Gordon Scharf Park • improvements to the intersection of Bankfield and First Line Road • extending the cycle path from Doug Thompson Pathway to Manotick Village • $800,000 for an environmental assessment to extend Earl Armstrong Road The final budget goes to City Council on December 13 and there is still opportunity to have public input. You can either write to your Councillor or make a presentation to any of the Standing Committees of Council. The Agriculture

Public Meeting on next phase of Mahogany Development

Come and have your say on the next phase of the Mahogany development at a public meeting Nov. 28. 7-9 p.m., at the RVCA building, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive. This is an opportunity for local residents to provide input on Phase 2-4 of the development, to be built west of the current homes. Detailed information on the application is available on the City of Ottawa web site. The documents are accessible by using the development application search tool on The file number is D07-16-17-0017.

This annual Christmas weekend in the Village promises to be a highlight of the Christmas season. In addition to the parade on December 2, there is a Manotick Family Christmas Party at Manotick United Church, a Victorian Tea and Penny Sale at St. Leonard’s Parish on Long Island Drive and a Christmas Market at St. James Anglican Church on Bridge Street. A Crafters’ market at Watson’s Mill and free hot chocolate are featured on both days. Sunday also features strolling carolers, free cider, roasted chestnuts and an olde fashioned cookie from the Gingerbread Man and horse drawn wagon rides. For more information, visit

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Community Dancing in Manotick, November 24th, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Interested in a fun, interactive session of dance, laughter & music? Join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa Hall for a family-friendly evening of community dancing at the Manotick United Church. Each dance is taught and the whole family is invited. The evening begins with simple dances, followed by dances that build on skills as the evening progresses.

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Old Fashioned Christmas Concert, November 25, 7-9 p.m.

Songs for the Longest Night, December 2, 8 p.m.

Manotick Brass Ensemble presents this Christmas Concert at Knox Presbyterian Church, 5533 Dickinson Street. Tickets for the Show, which features West Ottawa Ladies Chorus, are $15. You can buy tickets at Manotick Office Pro or by contacting the Church at 692-4228. Children get in for free.

Juno winner Lynn Miles along with Keith Glass (of Prairie Oyster) and a string quartet will perform at the Manotick United Church. Light refreshments and a cash bar are offered. Tickets are $30, $80 for a family and can be purchased at the Church or Manotick Office Pro.

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An Oh-so-goode book Osgoode journalist and author Joe Banks signs a copy of his book, The Osgoode Village Story, for local resident Cindy Kent, during a book signing at Raymond’s in Osgoode Saturday. The book was originally published in 2006, but due to demand, the sold-out book was recently reformatted and reprinted. Kent’s family, meanwhile, the Clelands, are prominently featured throughout the book. Jeff Morris photo




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Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising

TSN 1200 radio personalities Todd White and Steve Lloyd were on hand at the CHEO Dream Home in Manotick last week as Bell Media held their media day at the home. Tickets for the 2017 CHEO lottery are now sold out.

The Ontario government’s rigorous pursuit of renewables has increased electricity costs far more than necessary. The government recently released an update to its long-term energy plan, projecting that the cost of electricity for homes and businesses will keep rising over the next 20 years. For example, the average monthly electricity bills for residents and large industrial customers in northern Ontario will jump 52 per cent. Ontario’ electricity prices are already the highest in Canada and Jeff Morris photo among the highest in North America. But despite the high prices, the government of Premier Kathleen Wynne recently reaffirmed its commitment to costly solar and wind power, which is distorting market prices at the expense of Ontario’s current and future ratepayers. Ontario’s electricity market is a stark example of what happens when government picks technology ‘winners’ and ‘losers.’ The government chose wind and solar power over cheaper alternatives such as nuclear, hydroelectric or clean coal power. Between November 2016 and October 2017, the rate paid to wind generators ($140 per megawatt hour or MWh, a common unit for measmissioner Jake Gaudaur. I was just a kid. uring more than double that of hydro and nuclear generPage power) 6, Manotick was Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 There had been worry that the Grey Cup I was five, almost six. ators. In addition, the rate paid to solar generators ($480 per MWh) There are things we talked about as a family, would be targeted as Canadian football was was more than seven times the rate paid to nuclear generators ($66 per MWh) and more than eight times the rate paid to hydroelectric gener- like some families. And, also like some families, seen as an English game that was not very Our COmmunity popular among French Canadians. Trudeau there were things we didn’t talk about. ators ($58 per MWh). and Gaudaur saw the Grey Cup that year as an The FLQ fell into both categories. Clearly, there’s a substantial price difference between the rates paid Messenger Editorial and the rates paid to other genOne of my earliest memories is being with my opportunity to unite English and French Montto wind, solar and biofuel generators, erators. The high cost for renewable sources is even more glaring when father at Expo 67 in Montreal. He had lived and realers – and Canadians – through the Grey Cup. English and French Canada were probably Are you more Canadian you consider that, in 2016, combined solar, wind and biomass gener- worked in Montreal, and had many social ties to the city. One thing we would share in common unified more on that day in 1969 than on any ated less than seven per cent of electricity in Ontario. than a fifth grader? other day in Canadian hisBecause the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always is that both of our failed atWith Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to tory. It was all due to the work blow, the government also had to secure more natural gas capacity as a tempts at CFL football careers reflect on what it means to be Canadian. Do weto takerenewable being Canadian for granted? of Trudeau and Gaudaur. backup sources, increasing Ontario’s gas capacity by nine ran through Montreal. FROM THE Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us It was the first Grey Cup Through it all, he sat at the perlook cent. upon immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give but very willing to take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you played on a Sunday, and it kitchen table every morning As a result, the province realized a 26 per cent increase in capacity attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanwas the first Grey cup played Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre atMeanwhile, Mother Teresa High the Schooldemand in Barrhaven last from 2005 to 2015. for electricity declined, with a coffee, a cigarette, and month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every in Montreal in 38 years. The partly due to rising electricity costs. The increase in capacity coupled his Globe and Mail. Somenew Canadian. They understand, perhaps better than all of has us, what it means toinbe significant oversupply, entire country watched. The times he would have toast with lower electricity demand resulted Canadian. football game seemed to be with peanut butter and finelyBev McRae photo by Jeff Morris which must often be exported So how can the rest of us have that feeling? at prices below cost. The Conservative government has a solid idea. just a baseline for the potenchopped onions. He honoured wouldits longest-servFrom 2008Minister to 2016, residential electricity prices inAt Ontario increased the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School Jason Kenney, of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s and Andrew Cohen,–President the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chal- average. tial drama that caused a natalk Erler to me and tell me June’s things by 71 per cent moreofthan double the national ToLeftmake matplayground. to right, MCNS Director Sandy and June Hodge celebrate 29 years as a suplenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. tion to hold its breath. that were going on in the world. He talked about ters The worse, recent study shows skyrocketing electricity Canadian a Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by Ontario’s CIC and run by the Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover the The night of the Grey Cup, there was a bombprices cost the province more than 74,000Canada: manufacturing jobs between the Kennedy assassination and how sad he was Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship that best day, driving intoto the say country and crying his ing on campus at McGill University. The bombtest.and 2015. 2008 Sometimes it’s just nil “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud eyes outwonder about four before I wasis born. He ings would continue through 1970, when the The government seems uninterested in “As meaningful policy I’m finding myself reforms at one of those bizarre crossabout thingsweeks like how come “underneath” of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. we roads where everything I love about sports is about about a word but nomoon one ever says “overneath” when theI watched learn about ourreduce past and the people and events that madeInstead, Canada what with it is kidnapping of politician Pierre Laporte and talked the landing, which thattoday, would electricity prices. its so-called Fair Hyto collide with a large swatch of the population work- discussion pulled me back into soccer. we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we with him on his by favourite British Diplomat James Cross shocked the naing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much watching thered chair. drocanPlan, government hides the true of Ontario’s energy poli- cuddled up defend the our rights and live up to our responsibilities and wecosts feel much It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are strongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” tion. Laporte was, fittingly, playing football with He talked about Diefenbaker and Pearson and ciesmore by shifting some of the cost from electric bills onto current (and 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 I found myself in line in front of twoTrudeau nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and sheHe would of tomorrow. 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As an adult, of and Mayor Jeanthat Drapeau. “ZacharyCOMMUNITIES has a tournament next weekend it anything would pry my mind out of the shackIN OSGOODE, RIDEAU AND SOUTH wouldGLOUCESTER have been so in the spirit of the World Cup to then, les that these two soccer had put with the 1969 I understand how fresh all those wounds still But he did talkmoms about it.meIt inwas have all of us blowing our vuvuzela horns. They lost their conversation. thea nearby discussion were. two-nil and then three-nil. They need all ofGrey the sup-CupA that busloadbrought of seniors from retirement into the port they can get.” home had pulled up and passengers were getting Named one of Ontario's top three After the murder of Laporte, Mayor Drapeau forefront. It would have been my first Grey Cup. Nil? Who says nil? Really. community newspapers for 2008,off. 2009I was trying to, in my head, name all of their “Oh, I know,” said the mom wearing Crocs. walkers as an escape. My“The father decided that with the FLQ’s threats and Premier Bourassa requested that Prime 1165 Beaverwood Rd., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5 horns are such a beautiful part of the South African Unfortunately, they pulled me back in. VOL. 28 • N . 1 MANOTICK, ONTARIO WEDNESDAY • JANUARY 5, 2011 of disruption andlives potential violence during the Minister Trudeau call in the Canadian army. It culture.” “My cousin in Australia, and he was devasThe Manotick Messenger is published every Wednesday in Manotick, Ontario. The Manotick I wanted to jump in and say something, but I the tated Autostade when Germany beat them 4-nil,” said the Messenger is mailed to bona fide subscribers in Rideau and Osgoode Townships for $36. The game, was no place for a five- was the only peacetime use of the War Measures 5567 Manotick Main St., P.O. Box 567, Manotick, refrained. Ontario K4Mdo1A5 I couldn’t it. mom wearing Crocs. publication is available by carrier for $36 or at newsstands for $1.00 per copy. Letters will be edited for length, clarity and libellous Display, National and Classified rates are available on Act in Canadian history. year-old Ottawa fan. Mount If you are unfamiliar with the vuvuzela horn, then At this point,Rough I couldn’tRider take it anymore. John request. The Manotick Messenger is not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts, photos or you have not tuned into CBC over the Green: past two Patience erupted and out came sarcasm lava. The Manotick MessenAs for my dad and his talks over breakfast, “We were aware that there had been some other material used publication purposes. Publisher: JeffforMorris weeks. If you stumble across Our a World Cup soccer 2010 Person“I saw that match,” I said. “I can’t believe AusManaging Editor: Jeff Morris ger gameison published CBC, you willevery hear what sounds like made, TRY-lier looked so insipid against Deutschland.” they would continue. Watergate was a big one, threats but we just focused on our game Publisher: Jeffrey Morris of are the 50,000 bees swarming the field. They notYear bees. The mom with the crocs was not impressed. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Morris Contributing writers: Phone: 613-692-6000 FRIDAY in Manotick, as was Nixon’s trip to China. And on his 37th plan against the Saskatchewan Roughriders,” They are people blowing on cheap, plastic, gimThe mom with Birkenstock’s wasn’t either, but Reporters: McRae Publisher: Bev Jeffrey Morris Greely-area rescue specialist Leeanne VanderBurgt, Phone: 613-692-6000 Ontario. Jeff EsauMorris micky horns.Letters will beJohn Green, pictured with she did acknowledge me with a response. Managing Editor: Jeffrey Klaus Beltzner, Phill Potter email: birthday, we cuddled up on the red chair to Russ told me in an interview about a Fax: 613-692-3758 Grace Agostinho of theJackson French Reporters: Bev McRae The funny about clarthese horns theyfor the“Who is your team?” she quipped, condescendedited for thing length, Cafe at is a that fundraiser Advertising: Advertising and Marketing: Marketing Mgr: Gord Logan Jeff Esau have become what has defined theManotick 2010 World Cup. ingly. Project in Haitiago. at watch the Soviet Union knock off Canada in decade “We didn’t pay much attention to it Editor: ity and libellous stateemail: Gary Coulombe Longfields People who have been following the World Davidson Cup andHeightsI did the only thing I could do, shouting as loud News/sports: Office: High School inthe February, is Marketing Mgr:Angie GordDinardo Logan Advertising: the first game of the 1972 Summit Series. At the at time.” ments. Display, Napeople who have only seen 20 minutes of it in Photographer: MikeMike Carroccetto our person of passthe year as for I could. Photographer: Carroccetto Editor: 2010. Agostinho was our“USA! USA! USA!” ing have commented on these annoying yet relentOffice: Angie Dinardo same time, terrorists held members of the IsFor Jackson, it would be his final CFL game. tional and Classified News/ Sports: person of the year for 2009. less horns. Ironically, while the world has learned to They turned their heads in disgust. The next 45 Photographer: Mike Carroccetto For the full story, see page 2. rates arehorns available raeli Olympic team hostage. Heknow suffered shoulder separation adapt these as the one on thing they now seconds a were incredibly silent and awkward. during the about South The AfricanManotick culture, the horns aren’t really At that point, it was my turn. The cashier request. And here we are, nearly a half century later. game, stayed on the field guided OtWe acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada a part of their everyday lives. South African sports but scanned my Diet Coke and V-8 Fusion,and and I was through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. Messenger is not reenthusiasts have commented that they had neverto all set. tawa a 29-14 win over Saskatchewan. The world is a more dangerous place now. Friday 10 am CLASSIFIED; Monday Advertising deadlines: DISPLAY, Monday 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Friday noon sponsible the horn lossat a sporting event, seen nor heardfor a vuvuzela “Would you like plastic bags?” All layouts and composition of advertisements produced by employees of Manotick Messenger More important than the Grey Cup was the Threats by ISIS and North Korea hang over our Vol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month x, 2010 Single copies $1 and that the South African people find the noise just “Yes please,” I replied. Inc. are protected by copyright invested in the publishers of the Manotick Messenger. of unsolicited manuas annoying as the rest of the world does. Ithere had neverwere been so happy to pay five cents for and a fact that no disruptions there heads. Member, Ontario Community Newspaper Association scripts, photos or other Apparently, some now wealthy marketing genius plastic bag just to get the hell out there. Canadian Community Newspaper Association came up with the idea mass produce and market Luckily, we can tuck all of those worries away was no violence at the game. Prime Minister material used fortopublithese horns as a World Cup novelty. The plan Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columnist of cation purposes. next week and celebrate Canada at the Grey Pierre Trudeau, a staunch enemy of the FLQ and worked, and now the rest of the world must endure the Year. His book, From the Other Skide, is availthe shrilling sounds of his quick buck. Quebec’s ableseparatist at Manotick Office Pro, Barrhaven UPS Store, efforts, sat with CFL Com- Cup.

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ARAC to make recommendations with rural impact to city for 2018 Budget The upcoming Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) is taking place a couple weeks earlier than normal to review the budget. As a result, the next meeting is on Thursday, November 23rd, which means that you may be reading this column after the meeting has already taken place. As per usual, ARAC meetings begin at 10:00am at Ben Franklin Place in Centrepointe. Agenda items include: • Zoning By-Law Amendment: 8089 & 8165 Franktown Road (RideauGoulbourn) • 2018 Draft Operating and Capital Budget • Zoning By-Law Amendment: 7771 Snake Island Road (Osgoode) • Zoning By-Law Amendment: Anomaly – 168 Baillie Avenue and part of 1640, 1641 Bontrey Place • Carp Airport Development: Area-Specific Infrastructure Recovery Charge • Regimbald, Simpson and Wilson-Johnston Municipal Drains: Appointment of Engineer (Cumberland) The big item on the agenda is the 2018 Budget. We will consider the relevant portions of the draft 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets and forward our recommendations


WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

to Council for consideration at the December 13th Council meeting. The ARAC budget is relatively small as it merely deals with the rural section of the Planning Department as well as funding some minor portions of the Public Works budget. For the budget presentation at Committee, I have asked that staff also touch on items that impact the rural area but are found in the budgets of other committees, such as Transportation Committee. The 2018 draft budget contains increases to infrastructure renewal across the City that will help begin to bridge the gap between how we are currently funding renewal and how we should be funding renewal. For Rideau-Goulbourn, the 2018 draft budget includes the resurfacing of Rideau Valley Drive South, south of Kars, and microsurfacing on a portion of Fourth Line Road. The portion of Gallagher Road that was upgraded last year will see the final surface added to it in 2018. If

more funds become available following the tender of many renewal projects, roads such as Dwyer Hill Road, Old Richmond Road and Eagleson Road may see microsurfacing as well. The agenda also includes the Carp Airport Development, which was previously listed on the last two ARAC agendas. Due to some minor issues, it was pulled and will now come next Thursday. That report deals with the funding component of extending servicing to this development. The Franktown Road application, which was deferred from the November 2nd ARAC meeting, is a new development in Goulbourn. It is a 19-lot development adjacent to the existing Heron Lake Estates community and the Riverbend Golf Course. The item on Bontrey Place, in Kars, updates the floodplain lines on those properties following a review of floodplain mapping by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. For more information on this agenda, please visit or sign up for our e-Newsletter at

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city in the South Nepean area has almost doubled since 2002. Over the next twenty years, electricity needs in this community are expected to more than double once again due to the pace of planned residential and commercial developments. To ensure South Nepean has the power to grow, Hydro Ottawa Limited (Hydro Ottawa) and Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) have started planning for new electricity facilities to serve your community’s growing needs. Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One are proposing to construct a new municipal transformer station (MTS) in South Nepean and to rebuild an existing single circuit 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to a new double circuit line with 230 kV capacity. The rebuilt line would connect the new MTS to an existing 230 kV line south of West Hunt Club Road. This existing line connects to the Manotick station, which is on Bankfield Road directly east of the 416 interchange. Rebuilding the transmission line would require replacing the existing transmission structures and widening the corridor in certain locations. A temporary by-pass line would be constructed in order

to maintain power supply to local residents during construction. The Power South Nepean project is being planned in accordance with the Class En-

vironmental Assessment (EA) for Minor Transmission Facilities, approved under Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY

The dreamy stillness of a silent November from Dusk to Dawn to Dusk A weird and dreamy stillness falls upon the breathless earth; the windless, voiceless woods and the gray stubble fields are now still. Tired nature has folded her weary hands for rest; the earth is napping in a magical haze. The mornings are frosty and the twilights are crispy cold, the breath of the north wind is bitter and chill. The last cling-

ing red leaf has fluttered down, the swallows and thrushes have long flown away. The dull red sunset fades into the grey, somber motionless clouds. The lonely, little creek murmurs no more with its icy coating, silent as I pass, the music has fled. The goldenrod slumbers, milkweed pods are all but gone; wildflowers, asters, clover and daisies all fall asleep until April. Sleep


THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis little leaves, grasses and blossoms and awaken in the spring. Though the wind is chill the hearts of the roses still beat, the tranquility of the garden dreams of happy days to come, and those dreams will

come true. The Full Moon in November is called the Beaver Moon and it usually appears very bright, perfectly round, clear and suggests “coldness.” Yesterday the fields were grey, the boughs

were bare and brown but last night silently the snow came down. All night long over the fields a quiet, soft and slow blanket appeared. Not one footprint was to be seen and at dawn there is nothing but whiteness except the flame of the cardinal on a feathery bough. Not a sound; pure silence, through and through, save the chatter of chickadees debating what to do or the Blue

Jay scolding somebody, anybody. There is a gentle hush-hush as the snow gems touch the earth; it is easy to become spellbound by the lovely work of art as winter waves its magic wand. Fear not, the winter will pass and once more in the spring the violets will bloom, the robins will sing, the orchards will grow pink and the creeks and brooks will sing their merry song.


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My Toy Shop owner thanks community for support through the years Manotick Natural Market to move into My Top Shop location on Tighe Street in the new year By Jeff Morris There will be a new business on Tighe Street in Manotick in the new year. My Stop Shop will be closing its doors in the new year, replaced in that location by Manotick Natural Market. My Toy Shop owner Etienne Kerr, however, says that he is hoping there will be a toy element in the new store, perhaps My Toy Corner. “We are closing down our business as it is, but it has nothing to do with us not being supported or not being successful,” said Kerr. “This is Plan B of a divorce settlement, and it is an unfortunate situation.” Kerr has been holding the biggest sale the store has seen since it first opened its doors in August, 2010. On Wednesday last week, customers were lined up outside for his doors to open. “It’s been a very successful sale,” he said. “We have had a lot of regular customers, and a lot of new customers coming through our doors.” One of the benefits of the sale and the high traffic is that Kerr is getting the opportunity to thank his customers for supporting his business over the years. “Manotick has been great to us,” he said. “The support we have received in the community has been tremendous. I also think that there is a level of loyalty and appreciation in the community because they know that we have always given back to the community.” For the past few years, Kerr has been a driver with the Manotick BIA marketing efforts. The events organized by the BIA have been significant for the business community, and Kerr has been an influencial part in the planning stages for many of the BIA’s event planning and marketing processes. “The events are important for the business community,” he said. “Getting strong support from the community is often not enough for some businesses, simply because the population base is not enough. We are very fortunate that we had strong local support, but also the support from people in neighbouring communities and throughout Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.” Kerr opened his store during an event, as the inaugural Taste of Manotick fell on the date of his store opening. BIA Executive Director Donna Smith vis-

ited Kerr at his store and explained the event to him, and he scrambled to get ready. “It was an event to rejuvenate the village core after we went through the sewer installation project,” Kerr recalled. “Donna came to the store and let me know about it. I went to Bayshore and got a computer system for sales. We were making announcements on Manotick Main Street that we were open. That was our first experience in the village, and we were able to grow from there.” Being a toy store, the annual Olde Fashioned Christmas and Santa Claus Parade are a perfect fit for My Toy Shop. “We will still have the photos with Santa this year,” he said. “We book times for our regular customers and we try to fit the walk-ins in between them. One thing I don’t want is people standing around and waiting with babies, especially if it is cold.” The photos with Santa have been a big success through the years, and Kerr said that he enjoyed seeing the same families come back year after year. This year, the photos are free, with families invited to take their own photos with their cameras or devices. My Toy Shop will be collecting donations for the Manotick Chapter of Ladies Who Hamper. “When you are in business in the village, you form relationships with your customers,” he said. “We have met families with small children, and we have become friends through the years. Now, some of those children have grown up to become teenagers, and a lot of them will come into the store on their own now.” After two years in business, Kerr received a big boost when Parent Magazine named My Toy Shop one of the top toy stores in Canada. “That was really big for us,” he recalled. “We didn’t know anything about it, and they called us to tell us they were shipping some magazines to us, and let us know about the honour we had received. We got a lot of new customers from all over Ottawa after people read that article. It really helped take our business to the next level.” Kerr’s recipe for success was based on strong customer service, along with keeping his finger on the pulse of both the toy industry and the needs of his customers. “When Mastermind

My Toy Shop owner Etienne Kerr has been big on giving back to the community since he opened My Toy Shop in 2010. He is once again collecting toys for the annual Toy Mountain Drive. Jeff Morris photo

Toys opened in Barrhaven, we had to reinvent ourselves,” he said. “There are things that we can’t compete with them on because of the buying power. As a result, we altered the selection of products we carried. We stopped carrying theme Lego, because we couldn’t compete with them. But we still carried traditional Lego. We focused on classic toys that were high in play value and educational value.” Kerr spent most of last week with a line-up in his store, as his customers were thrilled with the low prices they were paying during his sale. He told many of his customers about his situation, and all were saddened. Many said they will continue to visit the store and his Toy Corner. “It’s an unfortunate situation,” he said. “The last thing I want people to say is, ‘Oh, there goes another Manotick business

that didn’t get support from the community.’ That’s not the case at all.

The people in Manotick have been great to us, and I want to take this chance

to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years.”

rideau continues from page 7 The Class EA is a streamlined process that has proven effective in ensuring that minor transmission projects that have a predictable range of effects are planned and carried out in an efficient and environmentallyacceptable manner. This project will also require approval from federal agencies under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Contingent on the completion of the Class EA process and other planning approvals, Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One will submit an application to the Ontario Energy Board seeking approval to construct the project. It is anticipated that construction of these new facilities could begin in 2020 and be in service

in 2021. Consultation and public input is an important part of the project planning process and your opinions matter. My apologies for the short notice but a Community Information Session will take place on Thursday November 23rd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Minto Recreation Complex (Cambrian Hall). If you cannot attend or are reading this after the fact, not to worry as more information is available at If you have any questions, you are invited to contact

North Gower Farmers’ Market Christmas Market

This annual Christ-

mas Market is just around the corner. Come out to the Alfred Taylor Centre in North Gower on Saturday, December 9th between 9:00am and 2:00pm. All of your favourite vendors will be in attendance and music will be provided by Ryan King. Also, word on the street is that Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance. For more information, please visit 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 Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit

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School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: “I have two incredibly supportive and loving parents; Stewart and Stephanie Patterson.” Brother: “I have one older brother named Rory who is currently doing his third year of university at Brock.” Pet Peeve: “My biggest in when people talk while at the movies. It’s okay at home, but when people are talking loudly in the theatre, it just drives me crazy.”

Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subject is probably English, because I enjoy reading classic literature and learning about how certain stories have influenced our culture over time. Also, when I was going into grade 11, I did my grade 11 English credit overseas in Ireland, with a program called The Irish Experience. I got to tour all over Ireland while learning famous Irish literature, such as the works of Oscar Wilde and Eavan Boland.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I read plenty of different types of books, but I don’t really stick to a specific genre. Recently, I’ve read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell. Currently, I’m reading For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway. However, nothing beats the Harry Potter Series.”

A c t i v i t i e s / I n t e rests: “I spend plenty of time working with my Student Council, planning and organizing events. So far, we’ve had two barbeques to raise money for our school, and we have an upcoming spirit week and costume contest scheduled

for the end of October. Also, as a Link leader I help organize and run events, specifically for grade 9’s to help them ease into high school. As a Skillbuilder I have been helping plan our school’s annual Leadership Camp, which happens in early November.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I want all of the other students at Osgoode to enjoy their time in high school as much as I have. I find that the more effort I put in, the better an experience I get out.” Career Goals: “I plan to attend university, although I’m not yet sure of where to apply.”

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Part-time Work: “I am a part time deli clerk at Mackinnon’s Foodland in Greely. One of my favourite aspects of working in the deli is my co-workers. I am very lucky to have such humorous and friendly people to work with. It really helps make the work day a bit easier.”

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Accomplishments: “In school, I was elected the position of Co President, and also chosen to be a Link Leader and Skillbuilder. For the past two years I was awarded the Double Blue Achievement for maintaining an overall average over 80%. When I was in grade 9, I was on the Jr. Boys Rugby 7’s Team. We achieved Gold in our tier.”


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The MessengerCOMMUNITY The legacy continues to grow for South Carleton’s Class of 1971-72

Fifty years after starting at South Carleton High School, 45 students from the 1971-72 Grade 13 class got together to celebrate the friendships and experiences they had shared. Not only did they look back, they decided to give back to South Carleton High School by contributing to the F. G. Ward Award. Almost $5,000 has been raised to sustain the bursary that is now administered by the Ottawa Community Foundation. On September 5, 1967, more than 200 students, mostly born in 1953 and 1954, went to their first day of high school in Richmond. South Carleton High School was only 15 years old. The school district stretched from Hazeldean in the north to Burritts Rapids in the south. The kids came from one and two room schools to larger six and eight room schools. They came from Richmond, Ashton, Munster, Dwyer Hill, Stittsville, Manotick, Fallowfield, North Gower, Kars and everywhere in between. Except for those from Richmond, everyone had long bus rides. Times were different. The foreign students were blonde – their parents came from Holland and Germany after the World War II. The rest were mostly of Irish stock that had settled the Ottawa Valley in the previous 150 years. There were a few kids of Italian or British heritage. Five years later, just over 100 students entered Grade 13. Some of the members of the original Grade 9 classes had moved to other schools and many had graduated from Grade 12 the year before. On July 2, 2017, 50 years after first walking the halls of South Carleton, almost half of these Grade 13 students joined in a class reunion at the home of Laura and Dave Tupper in Kars. The idea of holding a reunion had started a year previous with the big question “how do find people you had last seen 45 years ago?” Molly Hartin, Jean Moore and Dave Tupper had each kept in touch with a handful of classmates who they reached out to. With their help, over the course of the winter, everyone except for about a dozen classmates were located. Unfortunately, ten had already died. The reunion itself was a resounding success. Seventy-five people, including guests, came from across the country. One

classmate made the trip from his home in Columbia, South America. Many more wanted to come, but distance and other obligations got in the way. In the days prior to the reunion, many classmates shared their biographies. The story of the class is the story of Canada itself over the past 50 years. The class of 1971-72 was at the leading edge of the information age and a number got in on the ground floor in the high technology industry. Some became farmers, elementary and high school teachers, and academics at universities across the country. Others served in our armed forces and governments, cared for others as homemakers, health care workers, nurses and doctors, practiced law or accounting, or built businesses. Still others were musicians, artists, tradespeople and entrepreneurs.

The 1971-72 Class of South Carleton High School has found that giving back to the community has been a way to stay engaged with and involved in their school and community.

While at South Carle- 1971-72 thought so much 62. During his teaching ton, many were taught of his contribution to our career, he had provided and mentored by one class that it provided him a bursary and in his will, of the school’s original with a gift at our gradua- he left $10,000 so that this bursary would continue. teachers – Glenn Ward. tion. While the contribuMr. Ward was the head of Glenn Ward passed the History Department. away four months after his tions to the bursary are Johnston Open House NO part 22 17 of the legacy of the The Grade 13 Allan class of retirement in 1988 at age

reunion, more important were the connections made again with classmates. We have all moved in different directions, yet we share a common heritage that is reflected in our communities to this day.






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Local artist set to showcase single on-stage in advance of EP release By Mike Carroccetto Special to Manotick Messenger She turns 25 this Saturday and is craving a stage to celebrate. Miranda Boutros is an emerging recording artist who grew up in Manotick and now lives in Barrhaven. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my champagne birthday than with friends, family, and music,” says Boutros. And there’ll be a champagne toast, of course. The young music maker attended St. Leonard and St. Mark High School before attending Algonquin College’s School of Media and Design for their Music Industry Arts program. That’s where she befriended music producer Nick Gütz and musician Connery Brown. Since graduating Algonquin in 2015, she has worked on her own music with Gütz and Brown.” “It feels like a really good time in my life to take that leap and share my work with people. I’m ready to open myself up for response and reaction to my music and hopefully use it

to help guide and fuel me as I finish up my EP.” Boutros describes her sound as alternative pop with an alternative rock flare, with jazz and blues influences threaded throughout. “Not only are (Gütz and Brown) my friends and colleagues, they’re brothers I never had,” adds Boutros. “I can lean on them in times of weakness and

celebrate with them in times of triumph. They are important to my career and life in general.” This Saturday (November 25, 2017), Boutros will perform her single ‘Crave The Rose’ at Collab Space in Nepean, one of four songs from her debute EP -- The Exposé -- set for release in next Spring. Crave The Rose is now available on Spotify. Bou-


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is turning 100! A drop-in reception in her honour will be held at the Manotick Legion (5550 Ann Street) on Saturday, December 23 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. She and her family would love to see you there. (Please, no gifts).

Settle in and listen to a spirited reading while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and  delicious Christmas treats.

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Miranda Boutros will be releasing her debut EP in the spring. This Saturday evening, she will perform a song from the EP at Collab Space (70 Bongard Ave.) in Nepean during the Champagne Showcase. Photo by Nick Gütz

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tros will be performing with four other artists. Tickets for Saturday’s show are $15. Doors open at 7p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 25).

Cure Diabetes would like to thank the following Manotick and area businesses for their overwhelming support towards the 4th Annual Cure Diabetes Golf Tournament on September 10th, 2017 at Manderley on the Green. We are a local charity that raises funds to support local research initiatives working towards finding a cure for diabetes and supporting adults living with Type 1 Diabetes. Together we were able to raise over $37,000 for diabetes research and patient care programs.

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Next year’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament will be taking place on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

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