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

plaints mechanism for the public; • Establishing a multi-disciplinary advisory table made up of a wide range of experts, including veterinarians, agriculture representatives, academics, animal advocates and others to provide ongoing advice to the ministry to improve animal welfare; • Introducing new offences to combat activities such as dog fighting; • Giving inspectors necessary powers to help animals in distress and to hold owners accountable; • Giving government the ability to empower others, beyond inspectors, to take action when an animal is in imminent risk of

serious injury or death when a pet is left in a hot car; and • Significantly increasing penalties for serious, repeat and corporate offenders. These new penalties would be the strongest in Canada. As well as the proposed legislative changes, the system will be strengthened by hiring more provincial inspectors to ensure better coverage across the province, including specialists in livestock, agriculture, horses, zoos and aquariums. This made-in-Ontario model demonstrates that our government understands how significant the well-being of animals is to the people of this province. The proposed new animal welfare system was developed based on input from municipalities, police, industry, technical experts, veterinarian organizations, animal sheltering and advocacy organizations, and the


ONTARIO ANNOUNCES MAJOR PROGRAM INVESTMENT IN THE SKILLED TRADES In the lead-up to National Skilled Trades and Technology Week on October 31, the Minister of Education announced a recordlevel investment to support expansion of the province’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program to include an additional 122 new programs aimed at encouraging more high school students to enter the skilled trades. It is estimated that by 2021, one in five new jobs in Ontario will be in tradesrelated occupations, with employers already facing a shortage of workers in key sectors. We know that a labour market shortage exists today and will rise over time in the high-paying skilled trades. The top priority is to ensure students

get the skills they need and, by investing in the skilled trades, our government is helping more students gain the competitive edge and job prospects they deserve. Students need the skills and training necessary for the jobs of today and tomorrow. By offering programs like dual credits, students are not only gaining these skills, but doing so in ways that accelerate their careers and address employment gaps in Ontario quickly and efficiently. It is crucial to show young people that jobs in the trades are good paying, exciting and very fulfilling. By expanding the Specialist High Skills Major, students will learn about a variety of career paths through early and ongoing exposure. That is fantastic news for students across Carleton! As part of SHSM, high school students can now choose among an additional 122

new programs related to 19 different sectors, including construction, agriculture, and mining. This high-demand program gives students greater choice in selecting a career path that matches their skills and interests, while also meeting the requirements of their high school diploma. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE: My constituency office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and I have 4 full-time employees helping me serve the people of Carleton. If you require assistance on any matter, please contact me at any time. It’s why I’m here. Even if it’s not a provincial issue, I’ll make sure to connect you with the proper office. - Goldie Your voice at Queen’s Park


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2020 Draft Budget includes tax increase of three per cent

At the November 6th, 2019 meeting of Ottawa City Council, we tabled the 2020 Draft Budget. The total budget is projected at $3.76B and includes a 3% tax increase. However, that includes the increase to the transit levy, which is more in the urban area. Therefore, the rural impact of the 2020 Budget would be a 2.5% increase on your property tax bill. From a high-level perspective, the draft 2020 Budget includes increases to winter maintenance and road renewal over last term of Council. It also includes increases to transit to overcome some of the many challenges we have experienced since the Confederation Line launch. Specifically, as it relates to RideauGoulbourn transit, we will be adding an additional morning bus and extending more of the routes to Munster for the 283 that serves the Goulbourn area. For those commuting from the Manotick end, we are adding more capacity to the 75 to help alleviate overcrowding. As usual per recent budgets, much of the focus is on our infrastructure. Resurfacing projects will include all or parts of Nixon Farm Drive, Huntley Road, Barnsdale Road, Roger Stevens Drive, Stittsville Main Street, Malakoff Road, Trail Road and Mackey Road. We will also be upgrading a portion of Ashton Station Road, between Purdy Road and Franktown Road to a hard surface. Further, the Church Street bridge is slated for renewal. This project will be quite impactful from a traffic perspective and the City is currently planning a meeting to communicate the project and its impacts to the community. That meeting is not yet scheduled. Keeping with infrastructure improvements, more work is scheduled for the Richmond Forcemain and Pumping Station to accommodate the current growth we are seeing and to improve reliability in the wastewater network. In Manotick, work will begin on a two-year project to improve reliability for Manotick residents serviced by municipal water.


WARD REPORT by Councillor Scott Moffatt

In Parks & Recreation, two projects are being worked on for the Richmond Arena. One is the modernization of the elevator to bring it up to current accessibility standards and the other is something that I have been working on thanks to a suggestion from a resident

about accessibility within the seating area. We are in the final stages of planning a new access from the second floor directly into the seating area of the rink thus providing proper wheelchair access. Additionally, the playground at Healey’s Heath Park is slated for renewal and the City will undertake an assessment of the roof at Dickinson House for the purposes of future replacement. With that brief update, there is much more in the budget documents than stated here. This is just some local highlights. There are many

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A letter to the Prime Minister of Canada


Food banks need our help


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Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, together and doing jazz hands when you gift them I know you’re kind of a cutting edge dude who tens of millions of dollars. is not afraid to change things. And I know you Is laughing offensive or does it cause anxiety? We’re reminded every year how many Canadians are left behind in our society, are not afraid to take an international or overseas Actually, when you gave that comedian all that O ur C Ommunity without enough food. Hunger Count 2019 has just been released. bandwagon and steer it to the Great White North money, that may have triggered some anxiety here The report says that despite a strong economy and living in one of the richest so that we can slap a set of snow tires on it and at home. Which is great, because we could do jazz countries in theMessenger world, many Canadians still don’t have enough food. Editorial make it our own. hands, too. The report says food banks have been visited 1.084 million times in the last year There is something that horribly offended me I’m not sure the people in India would have and 34.1 per cent of those visits were by children. Are you more Canadian while I covered you in the given you jazz hands after that Almost half of the people visiting food banks live alone. The single-household Carleton riding during the mess, though. economy isthan clearly not doing sograder? well. It seems the range of benefits provided to a fifth people who live alone is limited. In addition, most food bank users this year have last election campaign. Really, when you think FROM THE OTHER With Canada Day approaching next week, it is a good time for us all to some income, those with student loans or those receiving a pension. reflect on what itincluding means to be Canadian. No, it wasn’t the SNC about it, the jazz hands and Do we take being Canadian for granted? The quality of food has improved – it’s no longer just canned goods or boxed Lavalin affair. I mean, really. no clapping thing fits right Better yet, how do new Canadians feel about being Canadian? Some of us macaroni cheese. In many outlets, fresh produce look uponand immigrants and refugees as opportunists, not wanting to give and but meat are offered regularly. What’s everyone’s problem? into your political tool box. very food willing banks to take. Perhaps, for some how people,to thatcook, is true,so but they when you Some train clients can prepare food at home and Jeffrey Morris So the Ethics Commissioner Remember when you chasattend a celebration for new Canadians, such as the one hosted by Nepeanbecome kitchen And cooking skills are the Carletonmore MP Pierre Poilievresavvy. at Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven last best tool to make food more thought you should have tised that group of people for month, youfor can a seehousehold. the excitement and the thankfulness in the eyes of every affordable stayed in your lane instead using the word “mankind”? new Canadian. Food continuously themselves. Beyond providing food, they help They banks understand, perhaps better reinvent than all of us, what it means to be of trying to improperly influence then-Minister of You wanted them to say “peoplekind”. By the Canadian. clients with income tax returns, offer referrals, and offer employment help, such as Justice and Attorney GeneralBevJody Wilson-Rayway, that’s not really a word because when I was So how can the rest of us have that feeling? McRae photo training and helping people The Conservative government hasfind a solidjobs. idea. bould to intervene in the court case against SNC writing this column, a red squiggly line showed up At the school’s 50th Anniversary Party, Manotick Co-operative Nursery School honoured its longest-servJason Kenney, of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Their game Minister is no longer about supplying calories but rather about nurturing the garden bench, which will be installed with a plaque in the school’s ing teacher/volunteer with a memorial and Andrew Cohen, President of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are chalLavalin. I can see how you and your posse could underneath it and then Spellcheck said it wasn’t playground. Left to right, MCNS Director Sandy Erler and June Hodge celebrate June’s 29 years as a suphuman spirit, whole lenging middle the and high schoolperson. students to take the citizenship test. call that a “misunderstanding.” After all, it’s not a word. And since we’re making up words, Mr. ply teacher, teacher and volunteer. The Canadian Citizenship Challenge, funded in part by CIC and run by the But food banks need help. Historica-Dominion Institute, will see students study Discover Canada: the like you elbowed Miss Wilson-Raybould’s breast Prime Minister, I just noticed in the last sentence In June, the federalofgovernment, through itscitizenship new food policy, recognized food Rights and Responsibilities Citizenship and then take a mock COUNCIL or anything, because you learned long ago you that I used underneath. Why is underneath a word, test. for the very first time, providing some well-needed support Sometimes banks by way of funding it’s best just to say nil “This will be a fun way for students to learn about Canada and feel proud can’t do that to female politicians. but how come overneath isn’t a word? I use it CORNER refrigerators That wassaid a huge I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre cross- wonder about things like how come “underneath” is of our shared and historyfreezers. and accomplishments,” Ministerwin. Kenney. “As we talking about is some- all the time. Can we make overneath a Canadian roads To where everything I love about a word but no one what ever saysI’m “overneath” when the learn about our pastfor and athebasic people income and events for that made Canada what itremains. is But the need all Canadians help children andsports is aboutUnfortunately, Dodge to collide with a large swatch of the population work- discussion pulled me back into soccer. today, we become more proud to be Canadian. We are inspired to see how we thing far“Chelsea moreis offensive – something thatMayor hasSuzanne us word? people whoour live alone, welfare pensionand incomes aren’t nearly enough. ing diligently to grate my nerves. learning so much by watching the can defend rights and live up to ourand responsibilities we feel much It’s thisprojects, whole World accumuCup thing. Don’t you World Cup,” said the mom wearing Crocs. “We are allfindtwitching with anxiety. Imagine this as a sentence with no red squiggly more strongly howgovernment, valuable it is to be not a citizen of Canada.” should launch pilot The federal provinces, 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 People were clapping. lines: lateofdata across the country and evaluate how basic income programs can be impleI found myself in line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she tomorrow. Citizenship is not only about new Canadians, it’s about all soccer fan moms at Your even wants us to go there on our They were cheering, too. Peoplekind wallowed in joy as they paid their Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship mented throughout Canada. Independent Grocer the other day. vacation next year. Perhaps we Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it means to be FROM And now, according to some groups of people, carbon taxes, and a blanket of jazz hand celebraHunger is invisible and the hungry rarely ask for help. And since hunger nurtures I was kind of in my own little can even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE mental world in thenets checkout line, That caught my attention. Startinghatred this summer, Historica-Dominion Institutereliable, will be encouraging violence, andthefanaticism, we need effective social safety beyond applause is now considered offensive, and it must tions fell overneath them. scanning the tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register their classrooms what we currently have. be stopped. And when that darned budget finally balances zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDE THE NOT SO Justinto Bieber’s first major scandal The other mom – the one with Food banks at the forefront our understanding engage the vulnerguide, along with are specially designed learning of activities. The teacher will alsoof how You see, your Prime Ministership, there is now itself, we can all give jazz hands for that one. By Jeffrey would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks – piped in. copies of a mock citizenship exam. Students will take the citizenship ablereceive in our society, the ones who don’t want to be judged. Morris NEW GUY a movement afoot to ban clapping from public However, Mr. Prime Minister, every silver enter the world after some quality “They are a wonderful football exam as a class and the teachers will return the completed exams to the Planet Jeff launch to nation,” she said. “My husband, Food banks brokers between those who need help time andonthose whoandwant Dominion Instituteare for grading. events. lining has a dark cloud, and there is still work to Tim Ruhnke into my weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-by- of course, wears the azure and cheers for Italia, but Results will be announced and by theit Dominion Institute on Flag Day help(February them.15) It’seach incredible works. We should beabout thankful for their work, as they The whole thing started in Manchester, Engbe done. This jazz hands things has some holes, charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. year for the next three years. 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The MessengerLETTERS Braid calls Moffatt Councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn-Broccolini

The Editor, Is Scott Moffatt for real? Is he honestly suggesting that he supports this monstrosity that Broccolini Construction wants to foist onto the residents of North Gower and Kars? I don’t get it, it seems that whenever he’s called upon to deal with a developer, the word “no” drops instantly from his vocabulary. His column last week was a case in point. Moffatt talked about the Broccolini application as though it was almost a perfect fit for the existing zoning—with only a couple of minor tweaks. Then he casually mentions that the existing zoning has a height restriction of 15 metres, so that would need to be altered because Broccolini wants to build a structure that is twice that tall at 30 metres (AKA 100 feet!) As soon as Moffatt heard that ridiculous proposal he should have politely told his newfound chums at Broccolini that the zoning does not permit the construction of such a facility and that they’d have to look elsewhere. Why is this proposal still under consideration? This thing throws up so many red flags it’s almost surreal. First of all, who is the tenant? No one would build something of this magnitude without having a signed contract in hand, so why don’t we know?





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Typically, if the business is something popular, like Amazon, the imminent arrival of their facility gets shouted from the rooftops. If, on the other hand, the business is something no one would want within fifty miles of their home—like a solid waste processing facility—then the name would be kept securely under wraps. The secrecy associated with this proposal should be deeply concerning to area residents. Broccolini also keeps referring to this proposed structure as a “warehouse,” but what warehouse is 9 stories tall? And why would a 700,000 square foot warehouse have a peak season staff of 3,500? The Amazon warehouse on Boundary road is one million square feet and it has a staff of 400. Why are the warehousing practices in this Broccolini facility so labour-intensive? That introduces a whole new set of problems, of course, because not only are there concerns about the logistics of handling so many trucks, but there is also the problem of getting 3,500 workers back and forth to work every day. The simpletons that run the City of Ottawa are already taking heat because there is no bus service to transport Amazon’s minimum-wage workers, so why would they ever consider building a ware-

house with almost nine times the number of staff in another location that also has no transit? Do they not learn from their mistakes? The sheer size of the staff is also quite troubling. According to Broccolini’s application, when you take the on-site staff and the truck drivers that are constantly coming and going (they estimate 150 trucks per day) the water consumption is downright scary. When Broccolini crunched the numbers, they came up with an estimated rate of water consump-

tion of 276,000 litres per day. Of course, 3,500 employees and 150 truck drivers need to use the washroom periodically, so sewage disposal is another huge concern. Broccolini will be drawing 276,000 litres per day from the aquifer while allowing their sewage “treatment” facility to drain into the Johnston Municipal Drain and from there to Stevens Creek-which means the water will be taken from the aquifer, but never returned to it. Broccolini’s application notes that municipal services are 12 kilo-

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Rural components of city budget to be discussed at ARAC

Now that the City has released its draft budget for 2020, residents have a number of different ways to provide comment and input. In general terms, the budget features more money for affordable housing, infrastructure (particularly roads, sidewalks and facilities), winter operations, more police officers and paramedics, transit (including Para Transpo services), planting additional trees, and upgrades to recreational facilities. Of particular interest is increased funding for road resurfacing in rural areas. As well, each ward will have $100,000 to upgrade recreational facilities and renew infrastructure in parks. Residents can go online to review the documents and submit questions or comments at https://Ottawa.ca/ citybudget Rural components of the budget will also be discussed at Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on December 5th. Documents should be available online one week before the meeting at https:// ottawa.primegov.com/portal

Earl Armstrong Extension Update The environmental study for the Earl Armstrong Extension from Albion Road to Hawthorne Road has been completed and is available for review. You can download a copy of the study at https://www.dropbox.com/ sh/oy5y2yhkkw2pwpd/ AAC75kLxzOCDNqqKts_ FzEOJa?dl=0 or see the report at City Hall. Deadline for comments is December 8. This is the first step in the process to build the extension which will include a four lane roadway to Bank Street and a two lane roadway between Bank and Hawthorne Road. It will also include sidewalks in the urban portion and a multi-use pathway for the rural portion. This will improve east-west connectivity and hopefully encourage trucks to use Earl Armstrong as an alternate route to Mitch Owens. It is anticipated that the project will be completed after 2031. Flood Relief Provisions Made Permanent The City is making it easier for homeowners who suffered


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damage in the last two floods or who live on flood plains to reconstruct or relocate their homes. Temporary flood provisions, established in 2017, enabled homeowners to reconstruct homes further back from shore without having to apply for minor variances. Eliminating this step enables homeowners to get their homes rebuilt more quickly. These provisions are now permanent and are also being made available to homeowners who are situated on flood plains. For more information, visit https://ottawa. ca/en/part-2-general-provisions-sections-55-74

Community Events Christmas Market, November 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Manotick United Church is holding its annual Christmas market featuring crafts, baked goods and music all day long. Lunch will be available for purchase as well. Admission is $2 or a canned good. www.manotickunited. com

Christmas Craft Market in the Square, November 23 and 24, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This kicks off three weekends of the annual Christmas Market in Watson’s Mill. It will feature a variety of vendors, including seasonal decorations, baked goods, and much more. It is a great place to start your Christmas shopping! www.watsonsmill. com

Volunteers needed for Centennial Outdoor Rink The Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association is looking for volunteers to help maintain the outdoor rink at Centennial Park over the winter months. They need help in flooding and shovelling snow beginning now. If you are interested, please contact them at manotick. ODR@gmail.com

ITR - The Importance of Being Ernest, November 22 – 24 The Isle in the River Theatre Company fall feature is this classic comedy about two bachelors trying to escape their conventional lives. The final weekend of performances are set for 22, 23 and 24 at the Osgoode Community Centre. Limited tickets are still available and you can purchase them online at www.itrtheatre.com

Around the Village Nice to see improvements to buildings along Main Street with new facades and a fresh coat of paint. New lighting on the gateway sign at Bridge and Main should be working in the near future and will add a lovely evening ambience to our main intersection.

ROSSS Holiday Trivia Night, November 26, 7:30 p.m. This fundraiser features a holiday theme with an ugly sweater contest and holiday trivia questions. It will be held at the Mill Tavern and tickets are $15 per person. Get a team of 5 together and

compete for prizes and enjoy some holiday cheer! Tickets: call 613-692-4697, extension 236 Community Dancing in Manotick, November 29, 7 – 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 familyfriendly, alcohol-free evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras, at 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. $10 / $5 ages 12-18 / under 12 free / family max $20. Information 613-692-4576. http://dance. manotick.net Manotick Village Christmas, November 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy a full day of holiday festivities throughout the Village core. Come early and have breakfast with Santa at the Black Dog Bistro from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The day is packed with a family Christmas party at Manotick United Church at 1 p.m., hot chocolate, free gingerbread cookies, hot apple cider and roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the Village, photos with Santa at Natural Market and strolling carollers from noon to 4 p.m. More info: www.manotickvillage.com Santa Claus Parade, November 30, 11 a.m. Santa pays a visit to the

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Family Story Time, Saturday and Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Songs, stories and rhymes for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or caregiver. This free event is being offered by the Manotick Public Library. YOMA – Friday Night

Drop In, 7-9:30 p.m. A place where youth can come hang out with friends on a Friday night. We have themes and games or youth can just chill. There is a free Drop-In for youth age 12-17 years every Friday and PreTeen Nights twice a month for youth in Grades 4-6. See the calendar on our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. yoma.ca 613-296-1202 Got an event happening in Manotick? Please email president@manotickvca.org to get it included in an upcoming newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @ manotickvca and Facebook

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Volunteers help ROSSS provide services in our community

To say that ROSSS could not run a smooth operation without the assistance of volunteers is an enormous understatement. ROSSS offers many programs and services on limited resources for our clients, across more than 2,000 km of rural Ottawa South. Without volunteers an agency such as ours would not survive. There are more than 175 kindhearted and selfless souls sharing their precious time covering programs like, driving Meals on Wheels to the far reaches of some of the city’s most remote areas, driving clients to medical and social appointments, assisting at breakfast and dining programs, making phone calls, helping out in the office, making visits to those who

have no family or feel isolated, answering the phones on our Friendly Voice phone line for lonely seniors and spending a day at our Adult day Programs where the motto is “We laugh a lot and eat a lot! “ Volunteering is not only a reward for the organization one is aiding but also a reward for oneself. Studies have shown that volunteering can help reduce stress, combat depression, and can help keep you physically healthy. It is a way of making new acquaintances and adds a sense of purpose, knowing that the time you are providing is putting a smile on another person’s face. One of our volunteers is even quoted as saying “It brightens my day to see the smiles of others” and another one said ‘I enjoy seeing sen-

iors smile. It helps me smile too”. Many friendships are made through these connections, bonds which can last many years. Although many of our volunteers are retired, they have no desire to ‘hang up their boots”. At ROSSS, we make meeting the needs of rural community’s most vulnerable our number one priority and this could not be achieved without our amazing volunteers. Their zest for life and a desire to give back to the community is the gift they present to ROSSS everyday and we could not be more thankful. THANK YOU! If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful and fulfilling way, please give us a call 613-6924697 or email della.hart@rosss.ca

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The ability laugh enables us to change our perspective

The ability to laugh over those unexpected and unwanted experiences that threaten to get the best of us enables us to change our perspective. Putting this philosophy into place means that when something goes wrong, instead of being victimized by it, we lighten up, take the situation less seriously, and see if there


THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis isn’t a laugh to be found somewhere. When we are able to do this, we are in control of our situation instead of our situation be-

ing in control of us. We may feel there are times in life that simply will not yield even an ounce of humour. May I

suggest that during these seemingly interminable times of pain, you fight to see beyond the restrictive confines of the immediate; remind yourself that those moments will not last forever. Whatever it is that threatens to crush your spirit and claim your joy today will not necessarily be there tomorrow, next week, next month, or

next year. You will not always feel as if you are in a pit! That reminder in itself brings a respite to the soul. From there perhaps a glimmer of light can seep through the darkness, enabling you to search out that seemingly elusive but spirit lifting wonderful smile and laugh that helps you regain control. I believe we all have the

potential to laugh, to see the humour in ourselves and in our experiences. Many of us need to be “released” from the bondage of our circumstances and ourselves so that the capacity to laugh, which lives in us all, can bubble to the surface and carry us through those times that are tension producing and spirit breaking.

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No great commuting options in our city of gridlock I have lived in Ottawa long enough to remember when driving around the city was not an ordeal when the thought of going downtown did not ignite a panic attack. As former Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli kept telling us when we started to grow, “we are becoming a world-class city.” Today we are a city plagued by gridlock, with no great options of commuting comfortably because of our problem-ridden LRT system. On Thursday morning, with light snow falling, I drove down to City Hall. It was bumper to bumper traffic on every road, all of us crawling along at less than 30 KMH. It was an hour and a half commute, and I face the same prospect going home. That’s four hours of my day, four lost hours, not working, not being with my


WARD REPORT by Carol Anne Meehan

family. I know you are just as frustrated, I get phone calls from people who are literally crying because they can’t handle the difficult commute anymore. This “world-class” city is in desperate need of a plan to get us moving again. We’ve never really had one, which in hindsight is crazy. What did we think would happen when new subdivisions with thousands of homes are approved and built without new roads to handle traffic? In Ward 22 Limebank is the only new road that has been built in the last ten years. And it doesn’t have dedicated bus lanes.

We are in a big dilemma. We can’t build more infrastructure because there’s no money. The development charges ( DC’s) paid by new homeowners are not enough to construct roads to handle the increased volume. Just funding roundabouts and signalized intersections to move traffic, like the one planned for Prince of Wales and Bankfield, took years. I have argued that collecting development charges earlier in the process will help, but realistically it’s not even enough. What I believe is that the only real solution for Ottawa is to decentralize the major employers in the city. I am talking about Government, federal, provincial and municipal. There is no need for all offices to be located downtown. We need politicians

to buy into the idea that Ottawa can work differently. In the South end of the city, I can envision Barrhaven with a large provincial Government office, the new town centre in Riverside South would be the perfect location for a federal government work centre. Commuting patterns would change. Employees would adjust – moving closer to their work bases, taking different transit routes or active transport. A small federal government workspace on River Road opened this past summer, and it’s popular. We can do this on a larger scale – enabling people to work closer to home. We can encourage companies to consider something similar. Commercial enterprises, malls and more amenities would follow.

What we are doing now is not working. Stopping new housing is not an option. People are moving to Ottawa, and they need places to live. They are choosing the suburbs because it’s more affordable, despite the horrendous commute they will face. Congestion costs us all. It’s time we will never get back; idling cars are hurting our environment, our health and our families.

The hour and half commute on transit is far too long too. Let’s get serious about moving the major employers in Ottawa closer to its workforce. It has to be less costly than building more road infrastructure. I will be working on getting my colleagues at all levels of government to start talking about what I see as the only real solution to our gridlock woes.

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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH OTHS student is a gamer who loves computer technology

Name: Joey Villeneuve Age: 17 School: Osgoode Township High Grade: 12 Parents: Jason & Tara Villeneuve, Gisele & Bob Chamberland Brothers: *My name, my father’s name, and all of my brother’s names begin with the letter “J”. On top of this, we all have blonde hair, with the exception of my father, who slowly grew out of the colour as he aged. You can imagine how hectic and confusing this became for everyone, parents included. I personally think it’s quite interesting, though, and have come to enjoy it as a quirk of the family. •Jesse (19), Graduated OTHS. •Jackson (15), Grade 10 OTHS. •Jett (4), Junior Kindergarten - Metcalfe Public School. (Jett is autistic.) Pets: Reese & Oscar (rescue dogs) Pet Peeves: “This may seem rather trivial, but anyone who has lived with me will definitely know that I am very quickly annoyed by a slow internet connection. Being in Vernon, we used to run on a 5mbps connection speed spread amongst 6 people. Needless to say, there were many occasions where I would find myself inspecting my family’s usage, or harassing them about lowering streaming resolutions, so I could gather enough bandwidth to play a game online.” Part-time Work:


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“Currently, I work as a Merchandiser and Cashier at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Findlay Creek. On the side, I help my father with the logo design and website for his companies. In return, he helps me keep my car in good health and covers some of it’s costs, which is a great help.” Favourite Subjects: “My favourite subjects in school are without a doubt, Communications Technology and Computer Science. Any class where I can get working in my comfort zone, seem to fly by in an instant. We are in a unique position to have these classes in such a small school, and for that I am grateful.” What is your greatest accomplishment? “My greatest accomplishment would have to be my self-improvement. I had always struggled with my weight as a kid, and by grade 10 I was in a place that I really didn’t want to be. I was both overweight, and extremely introverted. I took it upon myself to change my lifestyle, and over the course of grade 11, I lost 40 pounds and became a much more outgoing individual overall. It hasn’t always been easy, trying to juggle exercise and healthy eating habits alongside work

and school, but It’s the struggle that makes the results that much more meaningful.” School Activities: “Thanks to Mr. Dubeau and other contributors, a small group of students in our school were given the opportunity to work on a virtual reality project using Unreal Engine. Being a regular user of VR myself, and someone looking to get into the videogame industry, this was a chance that I could not pass up. We have been learning a lot about the technology and have had a great time doing it. I’m very excited to see where we can go with it, and how we can improve over the course of the year. I’ve also been involved with our school’s yearbook, working on designs and pages for the book’s theme.” Other Activities/Interests: “As few might know, I am a huge computer and video game enthusiast in general. I built mine and my brothers’ gaming rigs, own a largescale triple-monitor setup in the basement with my system proudly displayed on a shelf above, everything fully customized and RGB-filled. I’ve spent more time and money on this hobby alone, than I’d care to admit, but it’s always fun to look back and see how far I’ve come from a kid trying to run games on my mother’s outdated laptop.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “Like many, I started playing video games at a young

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age. As I grew older I became very involved and interested in their incredibly differentiating takes on gameplay and design. It was this hobby that eventually lead me to computers, and the computers that inevitably lead me to putting these interests together.” Career Goals: “Ever since I was a kid, it has been my goal to make it into the video game industry. After high school I’d like to do just that. I am looking to enter university for Computer Science and Video Game Development, and hope to follow my passion to wherever it may take me.” Comment: “I could not have made it this far without the support from my parents. Credit where credit is due. They are responsible for allowing me to become who I am today. I thank them, and the many others who have helped me achieve my goals.”

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Harold Brown Park opens, Cardel looks to Creekside Phase II By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

Richmond’s newest park is officially open. Chris Collins, the Senior Land Development Manager at Cardel Homes, officially cut the ribbon at the new Harold Brown Park on Kirkham Drive in the Cardel Creekside development off Shea Road. Holding the ribbon for the cutting was the Larocque family, one of the first families to move into the Creekside development. “Building communities is important to us,” Collins said. “It’s not about just building homes. We want to build communities for the families that live in them.” Collins said part of that connection to the community is having the park named after Harold Brown, a Richmond icon. An official naming ceremony for the park will take place in the spring. Harold Brown played an integral role in the history of the landmark Richmond Bakery, which operated in the community for more than seven decades. In 1930, Harold Brown went into business as a baker, initially operating on McBean Street, in Richmond. The bakery had no electricity and produced 325 loaves per batch in a brick,

wood-fired oven. Bread was delivered to the surrounding countryside using horses loaned by local farmers, across an area 32 kilometres from the bakery, in all directions. Mr. Brown joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939, and served as a sergeant until his discharge in 1945. He returned to Richmond to open a new bakeshop, which subsequently relocated to Perth Street, where it would remain until it closed in August 2014. “We are excited about the park opening,” said Sarah Larocque, who attended the park opening and held the ribbon with her husband Steve and their children, Theo and Lucas. “We plan on spending a lot of time here as a family.” The park opening gave area residents a chance to tour the Cardel Creekside model home, as well as provide input for what they would like to see in Creekside Phase II. “While our Land and Planning Team was here, we thought it would be great to open up the park, which is ahead of schedule,” said Cardel New Home Consultant Lynne Freitag. “The community itself, with only 51 homes, is very much a community made up of young families. They will be using that park every day, so we just wanted to celebrate that as early as we

could.” Freitag said the Cardel development has been well received by the community as well as the new home buyers. “I think the community recognizes things like having the houses backing onto greenspace, having a little more breathing room and space and beautiful views to share and not a huge congested community has been positive,” she said. Freitag said one of the attractions of the community is its proximity to shopping. King’s Your Independent Grocer and other businesses are walking distance from the new homes. The new Subway and an expanded Pet Valu are also right there. “Shopping is seconds away,” she said. “And as Richmond grows, I’m sure we will attract more businesses. One of the great things about the community is that so many of the businesses are independently owned.” The homeowners in Creekside have been a blend of families moving to the Ottawa area and choosing Richmond, families moving from Barrhaven, Kanata and other parts of Ottawa who want out of the city and suburban jungle, people already living in Richmond who wanted a new home, and even

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The Richmond Village Art Club kicked off the holiday shopping season with their annual Christmas Art Show and Sale, held Nov. 9 at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall. This year’s show featured a wide range of works and pieces from a diversified group of talented local artists. There was everything from traditional oil and acrylic paintings, to pencil drawings, pet portrait offerings, jewellery, fused glass and crafts, and even art done exclusively on paddles. “We have a great mix of artists who each offer something unique and different,” said Richmond Village Art Club President Salena Richard. “We try to make it different than other area art shows in that there is a wide range of items and a group of artists with different styles.” Music was provided by Ryan King during the show. One of the more interesting displays was by Richmond artist Jesse Oberoi. He paints oars and paddles, which is an ideal decoration for someone living near the Jock River or Rideau River. Oberoi left the financial world to follow his passion and become an artist. His work can be found at www.projectsawdust.ca. For more information on the Richmond Village Art Club, visit www.richmondvil-

newcomers to Canada. “Often a community in any part of the city will list where is the closest grocery store or drug store, but here it’s more about how quickly you’re going to get to know your neighbours and how friendly everyone is,” she said. “Everyone’s on a first name basis very quickly.” Creekside is, according to Freitag, about half sold out. A big turning point for Cardel was the opening of the model home. “It’s much easier for everyone to walk through the model home,” she said. “Whenever you’re working out of a trailer and you’re offsite, it’s harder for people to visualize what their home will be like. Now, they can just walk down the street and see what people have already built and they have the benefit of being able to talk to the people who are already living here.” While new home consultants Freitag and Pat Hovey were showcasing the beautiful Cardel model home, Collins was talking to visitors about Creekside’s

Sarah and Steve Larocque and their children Theo and Lucas assisted as Chris Collins, the Cardel Senior Land Development Manager, cut the ribbon at the new Harold Brown Park. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO next phase. It will be built on the other side of the creek, beyond the flood plain, in the area northwest of the corner of Eagleson Road and Perth Street. “We are talking to people to find out what they would like to see in the next phase of the community,” he said. Creekside Phase II is still in the planning stages. Once plans are made, the application process for the community begins

with the City of Ottawa. Collins is hoping that shovels will be in the ground in about three years. Collins said that while there will be no roads directly from Phase I to Phase II, there will be walkways across the creek. For more information on Cardel’s Creekside community, visit their sales centre on Kirkham Road (off Shea just north of Perth Street) or visit them online at www.cardelhomes.com.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Santa Claus is coming to a village in South Carleton near you

What’s old is new again Shannon Giust shows off many of the antiquities in her new store, Salvaged on Main Street, located on Mill Street in Manotick. Giust owns the new business with co-owner Amber O’Brien. They feature antiques, vintage items, local artisans, and a craft studio. GREG NEWTON PHOTO

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“You’ve knocked Women’s Day out of the Ball Park!!” Said a visitor to Manotick on Women’s Day! YAY!!! This year was the most well attended Women’s Day in all the years we have been putting it on!

As Chair of the Mantoick BIA, I love our Businesses We have an awesome Business Community that goes the extra mile to welcome our guests! I would like to thank every Business in our Manotick BIA, who took the time to ensure all our women who came to the Day felt the Manotick Love and were spoiled! We had many volunteers who helped make this Day possible; Dianne Pritchard, Norma Graham (Just Imagine Transitions), Linda Meek (Manotick Place Retirement Community), Michelle VandenBosch (Rebel Petal), Nancy Gipson, Teresa Santostefano (BDO),

Nancy Tapping (Maritime Travel),Geoff Lamesse (Splash Pools and Spas), The Mews of Manotick Leimark, Our awesome And amazing Volunteer, Margot Belanger, and of course, our local MANOTICK FIRE FIGHTERS!!! We are also able to run these events because of our Executive Director EXTRA-Ordinaire, Donna Smith. Thank you for always putting in 110% into our highly successful events! We would not be able to facilitate these events without our Awesome Manotick Community. Thank you for always participating in all our Business Events and also

for making Shopping Local a reality for all our Businesses. We strive to serve you as Best as possible. We always appreciate your support. We are now planning the first ever Manotick Village Christmas in conjunction with the Manotick Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade! We will have breakfast with Father and Merry Christmas at The Black Dog, followed by preparade Hot Chocolate (Compliments of the Wilsons), Parade Loot Bags (Compliments of Chiromax of Manotick), The Parade, then oodles of Christmas fun with Pictures with Santa (Manotick Natural Market)

cookies (Compliments of The Gingerbread Man), The Sounds of Strolling Carolers, Horse Drawn Wagon rides, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and Roasted Chestnut stations and Face Painting (Compliments of The Vault). We are sooo Excited to see you all on Novemebr 30th, as our Manotick BIA and Businesses put on Manotick Village Christmas and The Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade!

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Unassisted goal by Dumais lifts Romans to 3-2 win in Kanata Osgoode Richmond Romans Minor Hockey Report

Minor Atom

The Osgoode Richmond Romans hosted Metcalfe at the Richmond Arena Wed., Nov. 6 and lost to the Jets 4-1. Russ Dunse scored for the Romans from Mark Rathwell. On Mon., Nov. 11 in Manotick, the Romans defeated the Ottawa Sting 3-1. Joel Bignucolo scored an unassisted goal for the Romans, Nolan Poirier scored from Owen Potvin and Russ Dunse, and Jake Holmes scored from Bignucolo. Braden Bachmann and Lila Sergeant split the time in goal.

Major Atom

The Osgoode Richmond Romans had a balanced offensive attack as they beat the Ottawa Sting 8-0 in Manotick Mon., Nov. 4. Colton Hart scored two goals, Jack Keane and Reid Haggar each had a goal and three assists, Danylo

Ostapyk, Alexandre Shewfelt and Isaiah Wolrund each had a goal and an assist, and Cameron Sheppard also scored. Chase Plosenski and Reid Hapke added assists. Jack Montgomery had the shutout in goal. On Nov. 7 at the Fred Barrett Arena, Isaiah Walrond’s unassisted, third period goal lifted the Romans to a 3-2 win over the Leitrim Hawks. James Haggar scored from Cameron Gibson less than a minute into the game, and Austin Richer added an unassisted goal 37 seconds later. Maximus Courville was the winning goalie. On Nov, 13 in Richmond, the Romans tied the Stittsville Rams 3-3. Jack Keane scored twice in the first period to give the Romans a 2-1 lead. Isaiah Wolrund and Alexandre Shewfelt assisted on the first, while James Haggar and Shewfelt assisted on the second. With the score tied 2-2 in the third, Cameron Sheppard scored for the Romans from Jack Jolicoeur and

Reid Hapke to put the Romans ahead. Goalie Jack Montgomery shut the door on the Rams the rest of the way for the win.

Minor Pee Wee

The Osgoode Richmond Romans outlasted West Carleton 7-6 Wed., Nov. 6 at the Richmond Memorial Centre. Owen Stock had the hat trick, Dmitri Barresi and Wyatt Allen each had a goal and assist, and Cooper King and Tedrick Neptune also scored. Kaleb Benmore, Benjamin Diffey and Brody MacEachern each had three assists with Barnaby Dewan and Carter Sul adding one each. Austin Barclay was the winning goalie. On Nov 7, the Romans beat the Orleans Blues 5-2 at the Ray Friel Arena. Dmitri Barresi had two goals and an assist, Benjamin Diffey had a goal and an assist, and Brody MacEachern and Cooper King also scored. Owen Stock had a pair of assists. Dante Dinardo was the winning goalie.

On Sun., Nov. 10 at the Kanata Rec. Centre, the Romans scored twice in the third period for a come-from-behind 3-2 win. Kaleb Benmore scored an unassisted goal in the first to tie the score at 1-1, but the host Kanata Blazers went ahead 2-1 in the second. Benjamin Diffey scored from Owen Stock early in the third period to tie the score, and then Madyn Dumais scored an unassisted goal late in the third for the win. Austin Barclay earned the win in goal as the Romans killed off two penalties late in the game. On Nov. 12 at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena, the Romans were blanked 2-0 by the Ottawa West Golden Knights.

Major Pee Wee

The Osgoode Richmond Romans scored three goals in the second period as they beat the Stittsville Rams 3-2. Jimmy Wolrund had an unassisted goal, Bentley Warnock scored from Nolan Henhoeffer and Henry Brown, and Michael Chenier scored on the

power play from Warnock and Henhoeffer. Vaughn Bouchard was the winning goalie. On Nov. 10 at the Fred Barrett Arena, Nolan Henhoeffer scored from Henry Brown and Bentley Warnock with less than two minutes remaining to give the Romans a 2-2 tie with the Leitrim Hawks. Michael Chenier scored from Henhoeffer in the second period. On Nov. 13 in Richmond, Vaughn Bouchard had the shutout as the Romans blanked the Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs 4-0. Ryan Jaquemet, Henry Brown, Nolan Henhoeffer and Duncan O’Connor scored for the Romans. Logan Rasa had two assists with one each going to Michael Chenier, Bentley Warnock and Jimmy Walrond.

Minor Bantam

The Osgoode Richmond Romans beat the Nepean White Raiders 4-1 Wed., Nov. 6 at Bell Arena. Carson Nixon scored twice, Alexander Oster and

Marra Klassen each had a goal and an assist, and Paul Beaudry had a pair of assists for the Romans. Isobel Poole was the winning goalie.

Minor Bantam

The Romans travelled to Kanata Nov. 7 and lost a 1-0 decision to the Kanata Blazers. On Tues., Nov. 12, the Romans were blanked again as they lost 5-0 to the Ottawa Sting at the Jim Peplinski Arena.

Major Bantam

The Romans travelled to Rockland Nov. 7 and the Clarence-Rockland Crush scored a power play goal late in the third period to win 2-1. Carter Audet scored for the Romans from Antonio Caparelli and Justin Vandenberg.

Major Midget

The Ottawa Sting edged the Romans 2-1 at Sandy Hill Mon., Nov. 4. Nolan Edwards scored an unassisted second period goal for the Romans.


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Royals end CCHL2 losing skid with wins over Athens, Arnprior By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger

The Richmond Royals snapped a four-game skid over the weekend, winning both of their Central Canada Hockey League 2 junior hockey games over the weekend. After suffering their fourth straight loss in Winchester, losing 4-1 on Fri., Nov. 8, the Royals rebounded with wins over Athens and Arnprior to improve their record to 6-10-0 for 12 points. On Saturday in Athens, the hinges on the penalty box doors clearly needed a shot of WD-40 after the Royals knocked off the Athens Aeros 4-2 in a game that saw 242 minutes in penalties assessed. The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first when Connor Gilchrest notched his second of the year from TK Mwamba.

In the second, Mwamba scored his third of the year on the power play from Declan Flanagan and Patrick Yates. The Aeros got one back late in the period when Sam Gray scored. In the third period, Richmond took control of the game with two early goals. Noah Dioszeghy scored his fourth goal of the season from Ryan Mann, and with 5:05 gone in the third, Ethan Vaselt netted his fourth of the season from Cameron Mulholland and Asa MacFarlane. Just seconds after Vaslet’s goal, Flanagan was penalized and given a game misconduct for a check to the head. The check triggered a dust up that resulted in a total of 192 minutes in penalties, with 102 of those minutes handed out to the Royals. Flanagan, Mulholland, Vaslet and MacFarlane all received fighting majors and game misconducts,

while Nolan Brien, Sam Gray, Malcolm MacDonald and Eddie Olmstead all received fighting majors and game misconduct for Athens. Once order was restored and the teams resumed play with significantly shortened benches, the Aeros did manage to get one back as Liam Silva scored an unassisted goal. Darien Johnson was the winning goalie for the Royals. In Richmond Sunday, the Royals scored a pair of third period goals to pull away from the Arnprior Packers and take a 6-4 win. The Royals jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead as captain Patrick Yates scored from Willem Brandt and Ethan Gauthier. For the North Gower native, it was his ninth goal of the season. Adam Goodfellow then scored his sixth of the year from Yates and Ethan

Greene. Arnprior responded with a pair of goals James Buckley and Ryan Rivard to send the game into the first intermission deadlocked at 2-2. In the second, the teams once again exchanged two goals apiece. Grant Cooper scored his first of the year from Yates, and Ryan Mann scored his eighth of the year unassisted for the Royals. Jake Rampton and Danny Carroll replied with goals for the Packers. Curran Gilmour scored for the Royals just 45 seconds into the third period with what would become the eventual winner. Yates and Dawson Evans drew assists. Ten minutes later, Gilmour and Arnprior’s Quinn Vanhoof were handed majors and game misconducts for fighting. The Royals clinched the win with 1:24 remaining in the game as TK Mwamba scored his fourth of the year

Josh Lacelle made 30 saves for the Richmond Royals in their win over Arnprior Sunday. The Royals’ next CCHL2 junior hockey home game is against Whitewater Sunday at Jeff Morris photo 1:30 p.m. from Adam Goodfellow. Josh Lacelle was the winning goalie for the Royals, stopping 30 of 34 shots. The Royals visit Em-

brun Friday night (Nov. 22) before hosting Whitewater Sunday afternoon in Richmond. Face off is at 1:30 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier High School grad off to third straight Grey Cup By Jeff Morris Manotick Messenger In just his third year in the CFL, Tunde Adeleke is off to his third straight Grey Cup. The St. Francis Xavier

High School grad will be starting at safety for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as they take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in this weekend’s 107th Grey Cup. The game takes place in Calgary, where Adel-

eke spend the last two sea- defensive back with the return average, best kick-off not be broken is a 129-yard sons. He played in the Grey Carleton Ravens, something return average, most punt re- touchdown on a missed field Cup in both of his years with that is often overshadowed turn career yardage, most ca- goal – the longest possible the Stampeders. by his electrifying kick re- reer kick-off return yardage, return. One other player also Adeleke signed with Ham- turns. In his senior year at and the longest punt return accomplished that feat – ilton as a free agent before the Carleton, Adeleke scored five (106 yards). In fact, he has Adeleke’s St. Francis Xavier season started. touchdowns on kick and punt five of the six longest punt High School teammate Nate Ad the 10/24/19 12:22 returns PM Pagein1 Carleton history. “I thought it was a good fit ?????_Diversitea returns. He owns Carleton Hamlin, who is now with the for me,” Adeleke said in an Ravens records for best punt One record he holds that can- Ottawa Redblacks. interview with the Messenger this season. “It was tough to leave Calgary after winning a Grey Cup, but the plan since I arrived in Hamilton was alTIME FOR ways to get back and win another one.” Adeleke had a breakthrough year in Hamilton, and Chai • Decaffeinated Chai built a reputation as a vicious Rooibus Chai • Matcha Chai hitter across the middle. He Fruity Chai • Cinnamon Chaikaboom made 52 defensive tackles – more than he made in his two We custom blend loose leaf tea. – Over 60 Varieties! years in Calgary combined GREEN • BLACK • WHITE • HERBAL • WELLNESS • MATCHA • OOLONG • ROOIBOS – and he added five special teams tackles and a pair of interceptions. He had one of his best games of the year in Flock Boutique, (Wellington St., Ottawa) • Pêches & Poivre (Almonte), Sunday’s win over EdmonOsgoode Country Creations (Osgoode) • Geronimo Coffee House (Kemptville) ton. 692 Coffee & Bar (Manotick) • Workshop Boutique (Dalhousie St., Ottawa) “When I got to Hamilton, I Foodland (Winchester) • Foodland & Beyond the House (Russell) told them I will do whatever I can to help the team and play Farmers’ Market: Sundays at Ottawa, Lansdowne wherever they needed me,” Adeleke said. Shop online at diversitea.ca Ottawa, Ont. 613.425.1301 Adeleke was an all-star

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Ottawa Valley Champs! The St. Mark Lions beat the Almonte Thunderbolts 13-6 in double-overtime on a snowy field at Beckwith Park to claim the 2019 Ottawa Valley High School Junior Football championship Thursday, Nov. 14. The Lions scored first on a three-yard touchdown run by JC Zarco, but Alex Tuck’s extra point was blocked. The Bolts responded with a score when Ayden Evans returned the ensuing kick off for a touchdown. The Lions blocked the extra point, and the score was knotted at 6-6. Almonte threatened to score in the fourth quarter, but the Lions defence came up big. Mason Boomhower and Nathan Trstenjak both made big tackles on third down gambles that resulted in turnovers on downs for the Lions. In the second overtime period, Dylan Findlay had a big run on a third down reverse to pick up a first down, and then quarterback Cody Croucher hit Tony Marinelli on a pass over the middle to give the Lions a first down at the Almonte 11. Boomhower ran for a touchdown on the next play, and Tuck’s convert made the score 13-6. When Almonte took possession, Cameron Quaile busted through the Bolts’ line on second down and made a huge defensive play, sacking Sam Robinson for a 12-yard loss. Almonte;s third down pass fell incomplete, and the Lions were champions. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO


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