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Finance Minister releases Ontario’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement
On November 4, 2021 the Minister of Finance released the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario. The plan lays out how the government will build the foundation for Ontario’s recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure, attracting increased investment, and restoring leadership in auto manufacturing and other industries. Protecting Our Progress: The government has a plan to build a health and long term care system that delivers the quality of care our loved ones deserve. Highlights include: • To strengthen the health and long-term care workforce, Ontario is investing $342 million, beginning in 2021–22, to add over 5,000 new and upskilled registered nurses and registered practical nurses as well as 8,000 personal support workers. In addition, On-
tario is investing $57.6 million, beginning in 2022–23, to hire 225 nurse practitioners in the long-term care sector. • To support the mental health and well-being of health and long-term care workers across the province, the government is investing $12.4 million over two years starting in 2021– 22 to continue rapid access to existing and expanded mental health and addictions supports. • To ensure long-term care resident safety, the government is providing an additional $72.3 million over three years to increase enforcement capacity including doubling the number of inspectors across the
province by 2022–23. This will make Ontario’s inspector to long-term care homes ratio the highest in Canada. Building Ontario: The government has a plan to build Ontario’s future with shovels in the ground for highways, hospitals, housing and high-speed internet. Highlights include: • To provide all regions of Ontario with access to affordable, reliable highspeed internet by the end of 2025, the Province made a historic commitment of nearly $4 billion over six years. • To address decades of neglect and help those waiting to get into long-term care, Ontario plans to invest an additional $3.7 billion, beginning in 2024–25, to build an additional 10,000 net new long term care beds and upgrade 12,000 existing beds to modern design standards. This would bring total investment to $6.4 billion since spring 2019 — a
historic investment that will lead to more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and about 28,000 upgraded long-term care beds across the province. • To support growing demands on the health care system, Ontario is investing $30.2 billion over the next 10 years to build, expand and enhance hospitals, a historic commitment to ensure people can get the care they need in their communities. Working for Workers: The government wants workers in a race to the top, not a race to the bottom. This is why the government has a plan to build up Ontario’s workers by proposing to raise the minimum wage, providing funding so workers can learn new skills, and attracting investment in critical minerals, automotive manufacturing and other industries to create good-paying jobs. Highlights include:
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a deliverable by 2025. And, one of its models proposes 3,200 megawatts of new power supply, a portion of which could be from wind. “So, we’re not stopping,” Wilson asserts. “Appropriate siting of these power projects is important.” The next step for Ottawa is to develop zoning bylaws which would apply to proposals for wind power. Ottawa has an opportunity to be a leader in developing truly protective bylaws, Wilson says. The Ontario regulations for noise limits and setbacks have not changed since being established by the McGuinty government in 2009. “Our view is, if you want to take action for the environment and the climate, choose something that works,” Wilson says. “Wind power has a significant impact on the environment and people, and is an intermittent, unreliable power source. “We think Ottawa can do better.”
said North Gower’s Jane Wilson, chair of community group Ottawa Wind Concerns. “The Government of Ontario says prime farm land must be protected---that intent was not expressed in earlier drafts of the Plan, and we thought it should be. The City seems to believe that 60-storey wind turbines that do produce noise and vibration are not an industrial use of the land.” It’s a myth that the turbines take up very little space, Wilson says. “With the foundations, the access roads, the transmission lines, cabling and other infrastructure such as transformer substations, the turbines gobble up land. Our farmland is very important to us, for food security and our local economy.” Ottawa claims there are “no plans” for wind power development Wilson says, but in its Energy Evolution document, the City lists 20 megawatts of wind power as
Ottawa Wind Concerns is calling the City of Ottawa’s ban of industrial-scale wind turbines or wind power generators on prime rural agricultural land a victory. The new regulation is included in Ottawa’s Official Plan, which was passed by Council last month. Previous drafts of the plan had permitted the industrial structures on prime farmland, as well as the Greenbelt and other rural areas. Ottawa Wind Concerns submitted a 30-page document asking for change, and also filed a motion to have a new paragraph added to the Plan. Ward 21 Councillor Scott Moffatt put forward a motion proposing “Largescale provincially regulated wind turbines are not permitted on lands designated Agricultural Resource Area. This policy does not apply to small-scale wind generation associated with a permitted principal use.” “This is a step forward,”
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Province announces approval of first step to 416/Barnsdale interchange By Charlie Senack South Carleton and the southern part of Barrhaven are one step closer to having a future Highway 416 interchange at Barnsdale Road, alleviating traffic impacts for commuters. Last month, Nepean MPP and Tory Cabinet Minister Lisa MacLeod announced the Ontario government has reached a formal agreement with the City of Ottawa to proceed with an Environmental Assessment for the project which has long been in the works. The Environmental Assessment, which will take years to complete, is the first step in a long process to have the interchange built. “Today marks a major milestone in the efforts to establish a much needed 416 interchange in Barrhaven,” MacLeod said in a statement. “Barrhaven is one of the fastest-growing communities in Ontario, and an additional highway interchange will help to facilitate economic growth, alleviate congestion and reduce commute times for residents.”
Barrhaven is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, according to the province. Barrhaven now has close to 100,000 residents, and should climb by 20,000 more in the next 10 years. The villages of Manotick and Richmond, who will also be served by the interchange, are also expected to see substantial growth over the next decade. “The Barnsdale/416 interchange is an important project for the south end of Barrhaven and surrounding communities,” said Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt, whose ward currently includes Richmond, most of Manotick, and a chunk of the southern part of Barrhaven that approaches Barnsdale Road. “It’s exciting to see steps are being taken to advance this project. Councillor Jan Harder has been advocating tirelessly for this interchange. When built, it will complete another missing piece in the south end transportation network.” Caroline Mulroney, the Minister of Transportation, said the interchange will be an
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important aspect in planning critical work “for the future needs of this fast-growing region.” Once built, “This new interchange at Barnsdale Road will play a key role in helping to alleviate traffic on the major north-south roads and divert more cars to the currently underused 416 highway,” the press release said. “In 2013, City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan Update included widening of Barnsdale Road from Highway 416 easterly to Prince of Wales Drive and their Road Network,” it also read. “The City of Ottawa 2031 Network Concept included a new interchange (not partial) at Highway 416/Barnsdale Road.” Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder says having the interchange built has long been a priority for the city. She says
once built, it will greatly benefit those who live in Half Moon Bay. “Building the Barnsdale Interchange is a top priority for the residents of Barrhaven and the City of Ottawa,” she said. “The City has identified this interchange as necessary infrastructure as part of its Transportation Master Plan – and it’s really the only missing link to our 400 series highways and Ontario’s important Moving Goods Corridors. More direct access to Highway 416 will help support our rapid residential growth as well as the flurry of economic activity and the thousands of news jobs finding a home in Barrhaven.” Gloucester-South Nepean councillor Carol Anne Meehan agreed. “I am very pleased to hear that the Barnsdale/416 Interchange project is moving one
step closer to becoming a reality. Ottawa’s south end desperately needs another access point to and from the 416,” said Meehan. “With the growth in the communities of Barrhaven, Riverside South and Findlay Creek, and, with the pending construction of the new Truck Depot on Prince of Wales, now more than ever, Ottawa needs
these important infrastructure projects to move forward as quickly as possible.” On Oct. 25, a study startup meeting will occur with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation project team, the consultant, and City of Ottawa representatives. The study completion is expected in February 2023.
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Dylan Little’s legacy of love
Doug Ford running out of time to get spending under control
Sometimes the worst things that can ever Toronto. The day after winning gold, he sat happen bring out the best in people. in the Little’s home and told them how he While Facebook has slowly decayed into dedicated the competition to Dylan. Page 6, Manotick Messenger, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 a cesspool of hate, sarcasm, and people “Everything has been so hard this past bullying people by accusing each other of week, the crazy mix emotions has had me The clock is ticking on Ontario Premier Doug Ford. He promised Ontarians “the party is over with taxpayers’ money.” Now he needs to keep his promise to get spending under control bullying, every now and then it becomes a drained and feeling so weak,” Boodhoo where love and support take over. posted. “The only thing keeping my mind before time runs out and the next election starts. Our Cplatform Ommunity The Little family experienced this determined to continue and compete was he While some may argue that Ford has not had a chance to fix the province’s financial probfirsthand over the last couple of weeks. would want me to keep my head up and go lems due to the pandemic, the Progressive Conservative government increased spending by Messenger Editorial Last month, Dylan get that gold, I thought I $5 billion during its first year in office. Little was killed in a need to win this for him How can Ford prove to Ontarians that he really can stand up for taxpayers? car accident on Snake and I will. Are you more Canadian There are at least four key moves the Premier and his government can make. FROM THE OTHER Island Road in Os“I love you bro, I did First, restrain spending. than a fifth grader? this for you.” The pandemic showed that our health-care system needs some improvements. But that goode on his way With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to Boodhoo was not the doesn’t soaring government spending Ontarians have seen in nearly every other to work for his first reflectexcuse on what itthe means to be Canadian. day at a new job. It only friend of Dylan’s Do we take being Canadian for granted? area of government. Jeffrey Morris Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us turned the world of or the Little family to Two years ago, the government a total of but $164.8 billion. This year, it plans to look upon immigrants and Ford refugees as opportunists,spent not wanting to give his parents, Darren step up. very$186.1 willing tobillion. take. Perhaps, for some people, that is true, but when you spend attend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by NepeanTwo of Cindy’s Any increased spending, other thanHigh in School healthinand long-term care, should be temporary and and Cindy, and his Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre at Mother Teresa Barrhaven last month, you can see the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every sister, Amy, upside down. Almost everyone friends, Julie Clement and Chantale Harty, pandemic related. If the Ford government reduces spending to pre-pandemic levels in minisnew Canadian. has known a family in their lifetime that started a GoFundMe to raise money for a tries other than health andbetter long-term could They understand, perhaps than all care, of us, taxpayers what it means to besave $15.2 billion. Canadian. has gone through a tragedy of some kind. commemorative bench that will be placed That would go a long way in eliminating the province’s $33.1 billion deficit. So how can the rest of us have that feeling? Bev McRae photogoing to be You never expect that you are on a trail in the community. The goal was to The Conservative government hastaxes a solid to idea. Second, Ford needs to cut keep his election promises. At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism the family who experiences the stomachreach $7,500. As of press time, the amount with acould memorial garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s Ford promised to lower theHistorica-Dominion second income tax bracket 20teacher/volunteer per cent. That save and Andrew Cohen, President of the Institute, are chal- by ing playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodgeknock celebrate June’s 29 years as a supwrenching on the door from the poraised was nudging $20,000. lenging middle and high school students to take the citizenship test. an Ontario taxpayer up to $827 a year. For hardworking Ontarians trying to make ends meet ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. COUNCIL The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the lice. The Little family went through that “We would like to arrange for a memoramidHistorica-Dominion rising costs ofInstitute, living,willthat money could go a long way. see students study Discover Canada: the ial bench to be made in Dylan’s name and CORNER Rights one and Responsibilities Citizenship and then take a over mock citizenship That tax-cutting ofpromise would cover a month’s worth of groceries for a family nightmare. test. Sometimes it’s best Cindyjust Littleto is say one ofnil the most well- placed close to their home on the families of four, even at atoday’s inflated Mayor Suzanne Dodge “This will be fun way for students food to learnprices. about Canada and feel proud I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre crosswonder about things like how come “underneath” iscommunity, spoken people I know. In the favourite trails where they often walk their of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we Third, the premier needs to end corporate welfare, once androads for where all. everything I love about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn about our past and the people and events that made Canada what it is she is known to many as a personal trainer, dog Jaeger. This resting spot will give them to collide with a large swatch of the population workdiscussion pulled me back into soccer. Ford spoke against corporate welfare during the 2018 election campaign, but his governtoday, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelsea is learning so much by watching the defend our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much a businessperson, a member of Manotick a special place to visit to talk to Dylan, feel mentcan handed over nearly $300 million to the Ford Motor Company for factory renovations, It’s this whole World Cup thing. Don’t you find World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are more strongly how valuable it is to be a citizen of Canada.” Toastmasters, a before mom, or She even closer and help to heal their hearts over studying each country the game. has a podcast “Our schools needistoabewealthy training our young people become the citizens even though Ford company ontothe Fortune 500 list.that people are just a little too into it? 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 new Canadians, it’s about all host. Her Facebook have been cathartic and time,” Clement and Harty wrote on the GoFinally, need to end welfare. soccer fan moms at Your even wants us to go there on our Canadians,we young and old,” saidpolitical Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship raw as she tries to wrap her head around FundMe page. Independent Grocer other day.parties vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge encourage students to learn $12 more about whatait year means of to be Ford toldwillOntarians that giving million taxpayer money to the political FROM I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” and then put that knowledge to the test.” this awful tragedy while expressing sincere Dylan’s friends gathered for a photo at THE THE NOT SO withCanadian no strings attached was wrong. mental world in the checkout line, That caught my attention. Starting this summer, the Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging thanks to the more than 1,000 people who the site of where the bench will be. It will scanning the tabloid and magaArr-hayne-TEE-na? OTHER more middle and school teachersshould to register classrooms “I dothan not5,000 believe thehigh government betheir taking moneyzine from hardworking taxpayers NEW GUY covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. 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Advent and the Advent Wreath have a long and meaningful history
Advent is the season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday; Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December
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25 which is November 28, 2021. Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word Parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. For Christians, the season of Ad-
vent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming. The Advent wreath probably originated during the Renaissance in the Middle European countries of Austria and Hungary. The making of the wreath was a family custom using ever-
green boughs, grains, berries and fruit. Advent begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas; a purple candle is placed in the wreath and lighted signifying the “waiting period”. On the second Sunday another purple candle is placed on the wreath, and both are lighted. On the third Sunday a rose candle signifying “joy” is placed in the wreath and the three candles are lighted. On the fourth Sunday another pur-
ple candle is added and all four are lighted. The period of spiritual preparation reaches a climax on Christmas morning when a white candle, signifying the Christ Child, is lighted and used to light the other four, then placed in the center of the wreath. The use of the Advent wreath today teaches the true meaning of Christmas. When the lighting of the candles on Christmas mor-
ning is complete people are prepared for the religious event – the birth of the Christ Child. In this way, Christmas means more than gifts, Santa, and colored lights. These traditions are important, but they should not obscure the significance of Christmas as represented in the Advent wreath. Everyone – wash your hands – wear a mask – social distance – get vaccinated.
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Does criticism of carbon tax overlook recent one-year hike in fuel prices? The Editor, I found it profoundly interesting to read last week’s editorial by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, the Dalhousie University professor of food distribution and well-known advocate for Conservative party policy. Professor Charlebois was, predictably, wringing his hands
in angst over the impact of the carbon tax on Canada’s farmers, stating that, “the carbon tax in Canada is set to reach $170 a tonne by 2030!” Oh the horror! I would remind the good professor that a $170 per tonne carbon tax would add an additional cost to diesel fuel of 39
cents per litre. If we look at the price of diesel exactly one year ago, it was selling for 99 cents per litre. It’s now selling for $1.40 per litre, which means that in one year, Oil company gouging has elevated the cost of fuel even more than a $170 per ton carbon tax would have. Naturally, this kind of
pricing will have exactly the same effect as a carbon tax as people look for alternatives to overpriced fuels. It makes no sense, unless the industry is determined to price itself into oblivion. Still, it seems strange that Dr. Charlebois can so completely compartmentalize
his thinking that he can work himself into a panic about the price of fossil fuels increasing 39 cents per litre 9 years from now, but is utterly unconcerned about them having increased 40 cents per litre in the past year alone. I guess in his world if the additional 40 cents per litre goes to Oil Company
shareholders, that’s great, but if it’s getting rebated to rank and file taxpayers, that’s bad. In terms of the price that consumers are required to pay, there is no difference, a fact apparently lost on this particular member of Canada’s Conservative elite. Andy Braid, Kars
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Large crowd turns out for Remembrance Day ceremony in Manotick
After missing the 2020 ceremony, a large crowd of local residents enjoyed the sunshine and filled Dickinson Square for the annual Manotick Remembrance Day ceremony. Greg Newton photos
City’s 2022 draft budget includes $7 million in Ward 21 road renewal
On November 3rd, Council received the Draft 2022 Budget. Its focus continues to be essential services while still advancing Council priorities, including affordable housing and support for social services. At the same time, it prioritizes the health and safety of residents. While City services continue to return safely and Ottawa edges closer to a 90-per-cent vaccination rate among eligible residents, Draft Budget 2022 maintains the flexibility to adapt the City’s COVID-19 pandemic response if the situation evolves. As we have done the last three years, this budget will cap the overall municipal tax increase at 3 per cent. This would see the
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average urban homeowner pay an additional $119 per year, while the average rural homeowner would pay an additional $91 per year. While previous terms saw tax increases capped at below 2% and 2.5%, this 3% cap also include a dedicated 1% toward infrastructure renewal across the City. This has helped contribute toward total spending on roads increasing from $130.2 million in 2021 to $203.2 million in 2022. $7M will be spent on road
renewal in Ward 21 including the following: • McCordick Road (Century to Brophy) • Pollock Road (Malakoff to Fourth Line) • Rothbourne Road (East of Carp Road) • Fallowfield Road (Old Richmond to Moodie) • Malakoff Road (Donnelly to Cowell) • Mansfield Road (Conley to Huntley) • Purdy Road (Ashton Station to Dwyer Hill)
The City will invest $17 million to develop more affordable and supportive housing, which includes approximately $15 million in capital and $2 million in development charge exemptions for residents in greatest need. That investment
builds on commitments in the previous three budgets totalling $51 million in this Term of Council. The City has earmarked $27 million in Community Funding to non-profit social services agencies to help residents facing the greatest need. This is the largest increase the Community Funding Framework has received since 2006. This investment demonstrates the City’s commitment towards the sustainability of a strong and stable social services sector to support our most vulnerable residents. Draft Budget 2022 also commits to greater affordability with a tax relief for local small businesses. Small businesses were greatly impacted by pandemic restrictions, and the
City has implemented a 15-per-cent tax discount for small businesses on qualifying properties. The full discount will be phased in over two years starting with a 7.5-per-cent reduction in 2022. The tax relief will benefit an estimated 10,000 small businesses. This year’s budget includes $67 million to support rural infrastructure, including the roads mentioned above as well as numerous culvert replacement, bridge renewal on Brownlee Road and Fallowfield Road as well as upgrading Second Line Road, between Roger Stevens and Century Road from gravel to hard surface. The pandemic brought into focus just how important our parks, outdoor amenities and recreation facilities
are to the social, physical and mental well-being of residents. Draft Budget 2022 continues to invest in these important assets, with $6 million to renew parks across Ottawa. The budget also commits $1 million to partner with community groups for the development, renovation and expansion of parks and recreation facilities, with another $1.8 million to upgrade recreation facilities for greater accessibility. To protect the health and well-being of residents as Ottawa continues to grow, the City will invest $1.3 million to hire 14 paramedics and to procure emergency vehicles. For more information on this year’s budget, please visit ottawa.ca/budget.
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How businesses can persevere in the face of adversity Millions of individuals envision being their own boss and gaining financial independence, and those are just two reasons why starting a business can be an exciting prospect. Novice entrepreneurs are likely familiar with just how difficult it can be to get going and sustain a business for years. The United States Department of Labor Statistics says 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of five years, nearly 50 percent have closed their doors. This information shouldn’t make aspiring entrepreneurs run for the hills, but it can serve as motivation to avoid common mistakes and learn from others. Every new business venture is met with obstacles
along the way. Recognizing potential challenges and learning how to sidestep them is an important part of growing a successful business. Make a business plan A business plan is crucial and will begin with your vision and what you want to achieve. The business guidance site The Balance: Small Business suggests including the following in your business plan: a mission statement; list of the products or services that will be offered; the niche a business intends to establish itself in; marketing strategies; which problems a business will solve in its industry; and how business owners plan to position themselves against competitors. An effective business plan can serve as a
guide that business owners can use to get started and then return to as their business grows and evolves. Choose the right people The business solutions company Don’t Do Business Without It says choosing the right employees or cofounders is very important. It may be tempting to hire a friend or family member because you want to do them a favor. You may even have had a successful working relationship in the past. But it’s best to base hiring decisions on applicants’ competence and skills. Integrity also is a good trait to look for in an employee. Strategies for retention also should be a priority. Pew Research says roughly 40 percent of millennials will change jobs in a year’s
time. Figure out how to make your business so attractive that employees will want to become longterm fixtures. Ask for help or consider mentors All business owners experience problems from time to time, but the obstacles a business faces have no doubt challenged others in the past. Busi-
ness owners should not feel as though they need to go it alone to prove their mettle. Business owners can reach out to a mentor or someone in their professional network when faced with a new and challenging obstacle. A study by UPS showed that 70 percent of business owners who received mentoring survived for five years or more.
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That’s nearly double the rate of those who didn’t seek assistance. Asking for help with problems can also free up energy for other components of the business, which allows owners to play to their strengths. Any business will face obstacles and adversity, but with the right mindset and people, any obstacle can be overcome.
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Unique reasons to shop at small businesses The numbers don’t lie. Locally owned businesses may be classified as “small,” but they have a big impact on the national economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Employment Dynamics report, small businesses created 10.5 million net new jobs between 2000 and 2019, accounting for 65.1 percent of net new jobs created since 2000 in the United States. The Government of Canada reports that the number of small businesses in Canada in 2020 was far greater than the number of medium and large businesses, accounting for 97.9 percent of all the businesses in the country. Supporting locally owned businesses is a great way to support a neighbor, but that’s not the only attraction. Here are several reasons to shop small. The feel-good factor
Doing for others certainly has an impact on the person on the receiving end, but also benefits the do-gooders. A November 2020 survey by Union Bank found that 72 percent of Americans said supporting small businesses was more important than getting the best deals. That may be due to the feeling of helping out a fellow neighbor. Create job opportunities Shopping at small businesses keeps those establishments afloat, and it also keeps their employees afloat. Small businesses are the largest employers in the United States. That’s also true in Canada, where 68.8 percent of the total labor force works for a small business. A person may never know when he or she - or a relative - will need a job. Keeping small businesses viable provides a strong job
market for locals. Keep more money in the community The Small Business Administration says $48 out of every $100 spent at a small business stays in the community. Spend the same $100 at a national retailer and only $14 stays. Enjoy a more local flavor National retailers and other businesses follow a global business model that may not allow for much customization, but small businesses can provide products or services that relate directly to the needs of the communities they serve. These same small businesses also may be more inclined to work with local vendors and start-ups than national companies that have global supply chains. These are just a few of the many reasons to seek out small businesses when in need of products or services.
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Richmond Lions Club spreading ‘Christmas Cheer’ throughout South Carleton By Dale Greene President, Richmond District Lions Club The Richmond District Lions Club would like to invite you to help spread “Christmas Cheer” throughout our community. If you have recently made Richmond, Munster, Prospect, Fallowfield, Dwyer Hill, Stittsville, Manotick, Kars, or North Gower your home, we would like to welcome you. If you have enjoyed living here over the past years, you may remember that the Richmond District Lions Club hosts the “Christmas Cheer” fundraiser to assist those with specific needs and the less fortunate within our community at this very special time of year. The Richmond District Lions Club is proud to have served our community for 58 years. We are especially grateful for the generous donations of time and money
that have allowed us to work with local organizations, such as the Richmond and Munster Food Bank, ROSSS (Rural Ottawa South Support Services), the North Gower Area Outreach Program, and other programs that require assistance to build a strong, inclusive, and caring community. We trust that the Richmond Lions can count on your continued support. Covid 19 made it difficult to run some of our annual fundraising programs, but our friends and neighbours stepped up to make a very successful 2020 Christmas Cheer Campaign, a modified Duck Race, and a Bottle Drive. It makes a world of difference in these most difficult times. Please consider one of these options for giving: If you know a Lions Club member, pass your gift along to them in the enclosed preaddressed envelope;
Drop your gift off on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 2 pm, at “Christmas Cheer Central”, M Harvey Sheds, 6044 Perth St, Richmond ON. Call 613 878-3491 to have your gift picked up by a Lions Club member; E-transfer your donation to Richmondlions19@ gmail.com. Please include your details so we can ensure you receive a charitable tax receipt, please use christmascheer as the answer to your security question. If you would like your donation to qualify for tax purposes as a charitable donation and receive a charitable tax receipt, please check the appropriate space on the pledge form. St. Paul’s United Church, home of the Richmond & District Food Bank, can then issue a charitable tax receipt. The Richmond Lions Club is not a registered charity and
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Manotick Art Association’s Inspirations Fall Virtual Show begins Nov. 19 Something beautiful to brighten up our days this fall is exactly what the Manotick Art Association’s Fall Virtual Show is offering. Running from November 19th until December 5th, the show features 27 artists and just under 300 pieces of art. If you are looking to brighten up your home, or for that very unique Christmas gift to wrap up for someone special, Inspirations will have that for you. You will be able to find something for every taste and budget. The Manotick Art Association artists have been hit hard through Covid— all our in person activities and events were cancelled, including our very popular and well attended shows. It was difficult for the artists to find motivation to keep up their talents when cooped up in their homes. Now that vaccinations have allowed a little more freedom of movement, we have restarted our Plein Air
The Manotick Art Association is holding its annual Insprations Fall Art Show virtually this year.
(late fall) and Paint In programs and are thrilled that there is such enthusiasm to get together again to paint. Most of our community libraries are, once again, displaying artwork by members of MAA, and we were
able to hold a very inspiring workshop recently with Kelowna artist, Linda Lovisa. As we slowly return to some form of normalcy, everyone is very excited to show what they have accomplished for this virtual show.
The website www.manotickart.ca/resources takes you directly into the show, which is very easy to navigate and can be viewed from the luxury of your home at any time of day or night. All the information is avail-
able regarding the paintings themselves, as well as how to get more information and how to purchase. Each artist has his/her own “booth” and as paintings sell, they are replaced with new ones. Clicking the “i” under each
image gives the information regarding size, medium, and prices. Interested purchasers are also able to meet up with the artists to view the paintings before committing to the purchase.
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Remembrance Day ceremony in Richmond draw large turnout The crowd filled the park and spilled across Perth and McBean Streets as Richmond and area residents observed the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
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Local shops and restaurants looking to fill vacant jobs
Local Ottawa businesses that managed to survive the worst of the pandemic shutdowns are now being tested, again. As our world slowly opens up and more of us are venturing back out to shop and eat, local establishments anxious to welcome us back are facing a shortage of employees. Like you, I have seen the “Looking to Hire” signs everywhere, from Take Out places to furniture stores and hair salons. Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. They provide much needed services, employ our friends and neighbours, contribute to the feel and makeup of our communities and contribute to the tax base. As the City Councillor for East Barrhaven, Riverside South and Findlay Creek I want to help them in any way I can. So this week I began
visiting local shops and restaurants to determine what’s really happening. I simply asked owners and managers if they were hiring and if they are having trouble filling vacant jobs. All but a handful told me “yes,” they are desperate to find good people for both full-time and part-time positions. One owner told me he is working long days and pressing family to help, to the point that everyone is exhausted. Everyone complained that ads for jobs go answered. They’re in a terrible bind, trying to maintain and possibly grow their businesses to make up for two very lean years during the
pandemic, but they can’t because no one wants to work. What’s going on? The latest unemployment number for Canada is 6.9 per cent, an improvement from when COVID cost the economy three million jobs. There are plenty of people out of work, but it’s possible many have not started seriously looking to return to the workforce. Several business owners have pointed to government programs introduced in 2020 to help laid off workers - saying they de-incentivized returning to the workforce. The Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) ended recently, on Oct. 23rd. Some employers I spoke to speculate that many people still have health concerns or viewed the world pandemic as reason to reevaluate their lives and
career paths. Still others raise their concerns that potential workers don’t want to work nights, or weekends for a variety of reasons. One manager simply stated “ their work demands don’t meet the needs of my store.” I’m from a generation that felt lucky to have a job; we were the ones who had to be flexible or be let go. But that’s another topic - for another day. As we enter the Christmas rush, one of the most lucrative times of year for stores and restaurants, there is real fear among business owners they won’t be able to capitalize because of staff shortages. Government aid packages and tax breaks from the municipal government won’t help with this problem. I’m attempting to draw more attention to it. I’m compiling lists of stores in
Gloucester South-Nepean that are hiring and putting it out on social media. If someone is looking for work just maybe some opportunity will catch their interest. Seriously, anyone willing to work is in the driver’s seat today. As someone who has worked since age 14, at a variety of jobs. tree planting, cleaning, grocery clerk, I can’t say enough
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Rideau Hill Camp inspired OTHS student to become camp councillor
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Grade: 12 Parents: Neil and Sandra Smith Brother: Michael, (15) grade 10, OTHS Pet: “We have a 17-year-old goldfish named George.” Pet Peeve: “One of my biggest pet peeves is when people consistently run late.” Part-time Work: “I currently work part-time as a swim instructor at Poplar Grove Pool, but I spent my summer in Algonquin Park as a Camp Counsellor at Camp Arowhon. Also, last fall I was a cashier at Greely Foodland.” Favourite Subjects: “I’m definitely a social sciences person, with my favourite classes being World Cultures and LINK Crew. Our school has an incredible Communications Technology class, which is also a personal favourite of mine.” What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I read a lot of science fic-
tion and fantasy books. One of my favourites is the Atlantis Grail series, written by Vera Nazarian. I’ve also currently been working my way through Becoming, President Barack Obama’s new book.” Who is your favourite author? “My favourite author is Vera Nazarian. When I read her books I feel like I’ve been picked up and placed in the shoes of the main character, and I find something new every time re-read them.” What is your greatest accomplishment? “One of my biggest accomplishments was my work this summer as a Counsellor at Camp Arowhon. After attending Rideau Hill Camp as a child, I always knew I wanted to be a camp counsellor. I worked towards finishing my lifeguarding qualifications so I would be able to work there, and attended numerous leadership programs to learn the skills. “I had been hired at camp for the 2020 season and lost my first job due to COVID-19. Despite the
challenges of these past 2 years, I found a camp that was prepping to run this past summer, and applied, hoping for the best. Although it wasn’t the camp I had dreamed about as a child, it quickly became a second home, and I had the opportunity to change a lot of lives.” School Activities: “Osgoode has given me endless opportunities to grow. Since grade 9, I’ve been involved in our school’s Student Council, and have been elected Co-President this year. I’m also apart of our school’s LINK Crew program (designed to help grade 9’s transition to high school), and involved in our school’s International Certificate Program. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have incredible mentors, such as our Student Council teacher supervisor Ms. Chapman, support me throughout my years at OTHS.” Other Activities/Interests: “I can be spotted across the community in a Scouts uniform, as a member of the 1st Greely Venturers unit. We’re currently fundraising for a trip to Finland next summer. I’m also a member of the Ottawa Medical Venturers, a youth team sponsored by the Ottawa Paramedic Service. We do volunteer first aid at numerous events across the
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Phill Potter how every culture Sisters: April (20), OTHS, just problem solving, whichby esting ball. I also enjoy traveling turned to coaching. It has Grade: 12 UNB Fredericton. Violet is what makes me enjoy has unique traditions and Career Goals: “After learning given me an opportunity to subcultures. (20), Canterbury (vocals), those classes thelem high school I hope about to go to different Since My the favourite con- and most.”solving. place is Norway, because Carleton University. Ivy and Denuniversity somewhere near locations and cultures. I’ve Parents: Heather continue in the sport, even cepts are not broad, and (22), St. Mark, Algonquin the east coast; hopefully in places What is your Greatest there is such beautiful travelled to many nis Wyche though I can no MESSENGER longer parthere isn’t much interpretaCollege. FRIDAY, November 19, 2021 MANOTICK Accomplishment? “Earn- places all over the country kinesiology. My top choice and I find it very interticipate in it.” and amazing hiking. The tion to be done, it’s more schools are University of ing the title of Student Counnext solving, location I wish to trav- esting Pets: TwoApril dogs, Ewok New Brunswick John, culture howin St.every Sisters: (20), cilOTHS, President at just my school. problem which and Pixie, and a cat. and Dalhousie in traditions Halifax. process was not easy, el to is Iceland, because it’s has unique and UNB Fredericton. TheViolet Career Goals: “After is what makes me enjoy but I persevered and made it a very open country, with After that, I hope to pursue subcultures. My favourite (20), Canterbury (vocals), high school I hope to go to thosethere classes most.” very the citizens, and lots a career in either athletic Part-time Work: “Cheer- through, even though Bridge Street to discourage will University. come later. Full submitted its kind annual request place panded sidewalk comes the final Plan for the funded leading and tumbling coach were Ivy therapy, oriseducation.” Norway, network becausein university Carleton somewhere near setbacks along the to see.” speeding. Our full submission on theInfinity draft inbudget can for project funding which in- there the Village core to accommoCity until 2046. You can view details at Kemptville way. It has also been a very is such beautiful (22), St. Mark, Algonquin the east coast; hopefully in VILLAGE What is your Greatest you getthe in- date the many new residents Kemptville.) is available at www.manfound here: https://engage. cludes a callWhy for did funding all the documents at The New be rewarding accomplishment, places all over the country kinesiology. My top choice College. After suffering numerous Accomplishment? “Earnvolved in what you do? VOICE as I’ve gained so many opliving in Melita the south part of the otickvca.org extension of Earl Armstrong Official Plan | Engage Ot- ottawa.ca/city-budget-2022 concussions, “Iof gotStudent involved Counin Student and Favourite Subjects: portunities, anding amazing Wyche hiking. The schools are University of gotten the totitle Village, and the addition of a Theand Manotick Village and Road in 2022, improved tawa. turned to coaching. Council because I saw it “Math Chemistry. I youth next location I wish to trav- New Brunswick in St. John, Pets: Two dogs,network Ewokwith other cil President my POTTERatPHOTO as anatopportunity to make enjoy doing labs Association and prob- like myself.” radar the school on Community has pedestrian safety withschool. an ex- photoPHILL voice continues on page 21
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Now that the draft Official Plan has been approved by Council, City staff are working on the plans for implementation. A major component of that is the development of zoning by-laws to enable the Official Plan directions to be put in place. It will include items specific to the rural area as well as new by-laws that will apply city-wide. For example, it will establish zoning by-laws in relation to the location of distribution facilities and warehouses in rural areas. The first draft of the comprehensive zoning by-law package is expected to be ready by early 2023 with the final version approved by City Council in the fourth quarter of 2024. There will be public consultation throughout the process. The draft Official Plan is now with the Ontario government for final approval. The Province has up to four months to review the plan. Once they approve it, it be-
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It is budget time again at the City and a draft plan has been tabled with City Council for consideration. The portions of the City budget relating to rural expenditures will be presented for discussion and approval at the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee on December 2 at 10 a.m. The proposed budget is again recommending a 3% tax increase for Ottawa households, which translates into $91 a year for rural residents. The budget includes about $67 million for rural infrastructure (an increase of $27 million over 2021), tax relief for small businesses, funds for active transportation (biking and walking) facilities, an increase in funds for paramedic services and more funds for renewal projects in parks and recreational facilities, among other items. Specific details about which projects in each area will be
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MANOTICK MESSENGER voice continues from page 20 Santa Claus Parade is back! The Santa Claus Parade will be held on Saturday November 27 but with a different look! For the first time, it will be a Parade of Lights featuring a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, starting at 5 p.m. Kiwanis, the organizer of the parade, is asking everyone to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Manotick Food Cupboard. There will be bins located along the parade route. The usual COVID restrictions of wearing a mask and social distancing will be in place for the parade route. MVCA is holding a membership drive If you are a new resident to the Village, becoming a member of the Manotick Village and Community Association will keep you informed on local activities and issues. We are a volunteer organization focused on working with the City to address Village issues such as truck traffic, development, planning and parking. We are also the or-
ganizer of three community events throughout the year. We are holding a membership drive in November and will be visiting residents in the Riverwalk development to kick off our campaign. Annual membership is only $10, $15 for family. The more members we have, the greater our voice at City Hall! You can learn more about us at www.manotickvca.org We hope you will join us. Rural Transportation Focus Groups NROC is conducting a series of focus groups on rural Ottawa transit issues. You can provide feedback on future solutions by registering for one of a series of focus groups via Zoom. The sessions are November 22, 7 - 8 p.m. November 23, 8 – 9 p.m. and November 25, 1-2 p.m. Register at: https://www.eventbrite. ca/e/osgoode-ward-ruraltransportation-focus-grouptickets-202604995997 More detail contact: Carley Scharf, email@example.com Looking for volunteers
If you are interesting in helping to organize a fun community activity and in meeting new people, the MVCA is looking for volunteers to help out with our community events. We organize Shiverfest, our annual winter carnival; a community garage sale in the spring; and our Picnic in the Park and Soap Box Derby in late August. We are looking for energetic individuals with some free time (you can help out as much or as little as you like) for a variety of tasks. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Around the Village Residents are noticing some construction on Whitewood Avenue at Dr. Leach Drive. The work is to install a new watermain for the houses closest to Dr. Leach to address a water contamination problem. The problem is limited in scope and the homes further west on Whitewood are being connected as a precaution. Phase 3 of the Mahogany development was approved by Agriculture and Rural Af-
fairs Committee on November 4 after some discussion about the types of housing designs that are being built in Phase 2 and 3. Construction will only be able to start once the watermain loop has been completed along Long Island
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Manotick Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot to open in Mews Nov. 27 By Brian Cromie This year we were all stressed by the lengthy battle against Covid-19. We hope that the worst has now come and gone, due to our collective efforts and the wonderful protection from excellent vaccines. This Christmas holiday season we are ready to rediscover the joys of ‘normal’ events. To reward ourselves for taming the virus. For celebrating simple pleasures that bring us joy. Most years, December comes and goes like a whirlwind, pushing aside our good intentions, never leaving enough time to appreciate the sparkle and wonder. But to their credit, Covid restrictions make it easier to recapture the joys of a quiet Christmas. And the magic of a real Christmas tree in the corner contributes significantly to that feeling of ‘normal’. The Kiwanis Club of Man-
otick has brought Christmas trees to families in the village for more than 60 years. Initially, members cut the trees at local tree farms and brought them back to the lot for selling. Now, we source wonderful Kris Kringle trees from Somerville Nurseries in Everett, Ontario, the best trees on the market. In all, about 1,100 beautiful Fraser Fir, Balsam and Scotch Pines are sold each year, ranging from 5 to over 12 feet tall. That’s one in every three households in Manotick. Club member Adam McCosham owns and operates the Home Hardware in the Mews, and each year he turns over his Garden Centre to be used as a tree lot. The lot opens for the season on Saturday, November 27th and closes when the last tree finds a good home, usually around December 20th. Led by Bob Simpson and Colin Crosbie, members aided by a few “Friends of Kiwanis” dedicate well over 300 hours of “brrrrr” service time to this
project. Even with customers and volunteers wearing masks and keeping their distance, and families lined up awaiting space to safely select their tree, there is a festive feeling at the lot. Local Cubs and Scouts, which the Club supports, help on the weekends by carrying trees out to customer’s cars. Last year, we were thrilled when several dozen high school students helped unload the delivery truck and carry trees to the lot. While some were members of Manotick’s four Key Clubs, others just joined in to enthusiastically lend a hand. Firemen from the local detachment also willingly pitch in when the trees arrive on the morning of November 24th. In addition to the trees, Kiwanians sell Christmas cakes and chocolates, at seniors’ homes and other locales, as well as in several village stores. All proceeds from tree
and cake sales go to support important charitable causes in our community. During the pandemic, these sales have become the Club’s only source of revenue, yet almost $24,000 raised goes to the community each year for good projects that require financial support. To date, the Manotick Kiwanis Club lifetime total community support exceeds $2M. Our ability to help the
children of this community relies on the loyal support of families who return to the Christmas tree lot year after year. Many say they wouldn’t think of going elsewhere: their parents always bought their trees from Kiwanis and now they do as well. People recognize the sense in bringing home a great tree to help celebrate Christmas, especially when it also enriches their
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