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Ontario working to reduce red tape for agricultural fairs Ontario making it easier to celebrate rural traditions like Richmond Fair, Capital Fair, Metcalfe Fair Ontario is working to reduce red tape for over 500 Ontario agricultural and horticultural organizations in the province, including our very own Capital Fair, Richmond Fair, and Metcalfe Fair! This fall, the Ontario government will introduce legislation that, if passed, would save organizations and their volunteers time and money by removing burdensome and outdated rules that regulate agricultural and horticultural societies. We are working to remove unnecessary and outdated burdens for our province’s agricultural and horticultural organizations. Many local fairs rely on volunteers. By reducing red tape, we will help save these organizations time

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and money so they can focus on what they do best - promoting rural Ontario and agriculture. If passed, the proposed changes include giving organizations flexibility and financial savings by removing the requirement to both mail and publish notices of annual meetings. This could reduce compliance costs for all organizations by over $100,000 a year. Changes would also remove burdensome and outdated requirements that don’t apply to other notfor-profit organizations,

such as requiring treasurers to give security for loss or for board members to be personally liable for loss. The proposed changes would not impact government grants and tax exemptions available to agricultural and horticultural organizations. The proposed changes announced today reduce unnecessary red tape and make it easier for agricultural and horticultural societies to spend their time and resources more effectively. We’re proud to support the celebration and promotion of agriculture and rural life in local communities across Ontario. Due to the current legislation, many agricultural organizations in towns without a local paper are forced to publish notices

of annual meetings. The proposed changes include giving organizations more flexibility by removing the requirement to both mail and publish notices of annual meetings. Quick Facts • There are over 500 agricultural and horticultural associations and societies preserving and celebrating rural way Ontario, such as by hosting agricultural fairs. • Ontario’s first agricultural fair dates back to 1792 in Niagara-on-theLake. • The Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act establishes province-wide direction for agricultural associations and agricultural and horticultural societies. • More information

on the proposed changes for agricultural and horticultural organizations is available on the Ontario government website. • These changes would build on the momentum of the Ontario government’s priority to tackle red tape and unnecessary burdens, including the passage of the Making Ontario Open for Business Act in November 2018, and the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act in April 2019. • If passed, the proposed changes will save agricultural societies hundreds of dollars and volunteer hours by allowing notices of annual meetings to be emailed instead of mailed. WE ARE HERE TO

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The MessengerNEWS

ARAC approves update to flood mapping for rural areas

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Creek, Poole Creek, Carp River, Stevens Creek, The Agriculture and Becketts Creek, South Rural Affairs Committee Bear Brook, Middle Cashas approved amendments tor River, Buckles Creek to the Zoning By-law that and Ebbers Creek. update flood plain mapLands within the flood ping in the City’s rural plain are not to be deareas. veloped, according to the The amendments would Provincial Policy Stateincorporate the latest in- ment and to City planning formation about where policies, including the Offlooding is likely to hap- ficial Plan. pen. Using the latest cliThe ARAC meeting mate information and new drew some concerns from data generated by the City, local residents who registhe Rideau Valley, Mis- tered as speakers at the sissippi Valley and South public meeting. Among Nation conservation au- them was George Nevthorities mapped the loca- ille, owner of the 40-Acre tion of the 100-year flood Farm at Twin Elm and plain. Barnsdale Roads near The City used a remote, Richmond. aircraft-mounted sensing “I’m concerned about system that uses pulses of the mapping,” Neville light to determine the ele- said. “Last year, we had vation of the land. Results a high water level, but the were then verified on the land has never flooded.” ground. A total of 2,463 Shirley Dolan said she parcels of land are affect- was concerned with three ed, amounting to 6,331 issues – public consultahectares. tion, drainage, and propAdditions to the flood- erty values. She said the plain-designated areas newsletters and emails that include lands near water- come from councils are ways, such as the Ottawa too vast, and there needs River at Constance Bay, to be separation between Joy/Summer copy_Diversitea Ad 9/5/19 9:59 PM Page 1 Shirley’s Brook, Watt’s lists of community events Creek, Nichols Creek, and relevant information Flowing Creek, Kings from the city. She was also

concerned over the mapThe Committee ap- drainage issues in the ping of her property. proved the appointment rural areas. Those studies “We’ve been hearing of two engineers to study could result in municipal for many years that the drainage flooding is behind the mapping,” she said. “But once the mapping happens, it’s very difficult to get it changed or reversed.” Dolan added that the value of rural properties was vulnerable to how the mapping results turned out. “The true measure of a property value is how much you can sell it for,” she said. “Sometimes that’s not taken into account.” The Planning CommitChristmas 2018 copy 2_Ad copy 10/5/19 11:04 AM Page 1 tee will consider amendments in the City’s urban areas on Thursday, October 10. City Council will then consider all flood plain mapping amendments on Wednesday, October 23. The Committee also received a report on updated hydrogeological guidelines that will ensure a consistent approach for approvals of proposed development on private wells. The guidelines would help ensure drinking water is safe for residents.

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The MessengerNEWS Neighbours concerned over proposed Roger Stevens Drive warehouse By Jeff Morris

A public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17 to discuss a zoning change that would allow a 30-metre building to be erected at Roger Stevens Drive and Highway 416 in North Gower. The meeting will take place at the Alf Taylor Community Centre in North Gower from 7-9 p.m. The site is owned by Broccolini, the same company that built and owns the Amazon distribution centre at 417 and Anderson Road near the east end of Mitch Owens Road. “There are four or five potential suitors for the North Gower site,” Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt said. “They will own the building and lease it out, simi-

lar to what they are doing with Amazon.” Broccolini has requested to have the permitted height for a building on the property raised from 15m to 30m. According to Moffatt, the existing silo on the top of the hill is 20m high. Because Broccolini will be leveling the property, the building they are proposing would be approximately the same height as the silo. They have also requested that the property be under one zone, instead of being split into three zones. “Right now, the site is kind of a doughnut,” said Moffatt. “A warehouse use is permitted on about 95 per cent of the property, except for the middle. They want to make it uniform for warehouse space across the property.”

North Gower property owners backing onto the property say they were blindsided by the potential of having a massive commercial and industrial warehouse immediately behind them. “There were six property owners who received a letter from the City of Ottawa about the zoning change application,” said Ace Powell, who lives on Third Line Road just off Roger Stevens Drive. “Even our neighbours across the street did not receive the letter.” Powell said that residents on the street are not happy about the planned warehouse. “There are a lot of concerns we have,” Powell said. “There will be constant transport truck traffic off the 416 onto Roger Stevens Drive. That road

and that interchange can’t handle that traffic. There is also the amount of noise that will come from the warehouse, likely all day and all night, as well as the bright lights. We don’t want to have this right behind our back yard.” Moffatt said those have been the main concerns with the proposal. “Those are the things that Broccolini will have to look at,” Moffatt said. “What can we do in terms of minimizing light pollution? One of the greatest things about the rural area is that we can see the stars at night. We don’t want to take that away. So what can we do in the parking lot to see that the security issues are addressed, but that we won’t have this massive light pollution issue. I know there’s technology they can use

to keep the lighting facing down and not have that upward projection.” Moffatt added that Broccolini has a traffic plan for the site. “They are looking at how they can reconfigure Roger Stevens Drive as it meets the 416,” Moffatt said. “The truck traffic will be from the 416, onto the site, and back onto the 416. But the concern of the community is the employees. Which way will they come from?” The site is, according to Moffatt, the only site along the 416 zoned for industrial uses. It has been zoned and designated for industrial and commercial usage since the 1990s. “There’s no other site.” Said Moffatt. “Bankfield Road isn’t really near much, and Dilworth isn’t near much, but you can’t

build on those interchanges. And you can only build on one corner of the Roger Stevens Interchange with the 416. So the fact that North Gower is there presents a challenge because of its impact on the community, but the fact that it’s there is actually irrelevant to the application. This application for this site would have come regardless of whether North Gower was there or not.” Moffatt said he expects work on the site to begin in 2021. Broccolini will secure a tenant before they go ahead with a site plan. “When they come forward with a site plan application, which deals with the building details and the property and the traffic issues, they’ll know who the tenant is at that point,” Moffatt said.

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Like Al, we could play.’ My father just looked at him CORNER COUNCIL Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and then take a mock citizenship security. lives. to miss him, but I’m not worried about him at test. Iain has tap, in jazz and but balSometimes it’s to nil hebest was done an just athlete hissay day. hip-hop, Duke served in the and said, ‘We will play.’ He located some Mayor Suzanne Dodge So it’swill nobesurprise so students many Canadians don’tandknow where the parties standStringer’s on food “This a MacLeod fun way for to learn about Canada feel proud That’s why and the Ontario Government will honour Rowan’s all.” letcrossis his calling. HelikeWar auditioned for killed the I’m finding myself at one of those bizarre wonder about things how come “underneath” is school Air Force in World II. He was on his courts that weren’t being used that he rented of our shared history and accomplishments,” said Minister Kenney. “As we affordability. roads where everything I loveabout about sports is about a word but no one ever says “overneath” when the learn about past and theapeople and events thatmultimedia made Canada what it is memory byour launching province-wide campaign to raise awareness He will miss playing hockey this year, but last year and went to Winnipeg in July, Mayor Suzanneout.” Dodge way back topulled England from a bombing raid2018 over to collide with ato large the population workdiscussion me back into soccer. today, become morepoll prouddoes to be Canadian. are inspired to see how we The we Dalhousie suggestWethat Canadians believe the NDP beswatch bestofposconcussion ing diligently to grate my nerves. “Chelseaaudition. is learning soHe muchdid by watching the can defend safety. our rights and live up to our responsibilities and we feel much he will stillformed be a fan. for a second not make it into Germany. They a club and took over the itioned to address food security. 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 toawareness be a citizen ofcampaign Canada.” This robust multimedia willcitizens get information about concussion that people are just the a little too into it? eachat country before game. She brother. hasand kept “I don’t like thetennis Sens,”courts. he said. “The owner the school last year, he the came back “Our food schoolswaste need to be trainingtoour to become Alstudying smiled the so memory of his ownership of the And seems beyoung the people one issue thetheGreens own, based on survey’s Iteachers found myself in others line in front of two nouveau really become a fan of Arr-hayne-TEE-na, and she of tomorrow. Citizenship directly is not onlyinabout new Canadians, it’s about all safety and prevention front of kids, parents, coaches, and who won’t pay anyone and all goodmyplayers working. He auditioned again this year and got “Duke was aeven great guy,” heonsaid. “There “When they decided on athe name, father results. soccer fan moms at Your wants us to go there our Canadians, young and old,” said Andrew Cohen. “The Canadian Citizenship Independent Grocer the other day. vacation nextsecond year. Perhaps we need it most. Challenge will encourage students to learn more about what it Canadians means to be FROM leave. Even the good young players have a second audition for the straight year. We still have a few weeks remaining before go to the polls on Oct. 21. were five kids incanour family – a girl and four didn’t want to mince any words,” Althey recalled. I was kind of in my own little even go to Brrra-seeel.” Canadian and then put that knowledge to the test.” THE Law Law Day established honour Rowan Stringer’s world in the checkout line, That attention. It’sRowan’s not toothis late forand parties to address the were issue. will I’mJewish a Winnipeg Jets fan.” His trip My to Winnipeg incaught Julymypaid off this time, Starting summer, the Rowan’s Historica-Dominion Institute will be encouraging to mental THE NOT SOleave. boys. sister is 98 now, she was the oldest. “There were tennis clubs in other citthe tabloid and maga- OTHER Arr-hayne-TEE-na? more than 5,000 middle and high school teachers to register classrooms safety. memory bring awareness to concussions concussion Givenand how close the election is, failingand totheir do so will be scanning at their peril. That’s beWhile his love for dance was the root of the and he was accepted into the program. zine covers and wondering what Are you kidding me? But I think I was closest to Duke. We always ies but none of them really identified who they for the Challenge. Each classroom will receive a set of the new citizenship SIDE NEW GUY Justin first major through scandal The other mom – the one with Please join usspecially in of remembering Rowan Stringer by promoting concussion safety guide, with designed learning activities. The teacher will also cause 55along per cent Canadians polled, when forced to choose aBieber’s single food-related bullying problems he faced, it also provided “Originally, I was doing it more for the shared a room. He was older than I was and I were by name. My father stood up and said, By Jeffrey THE NOT SO would be. I was just about to rethe Birkenstocks – piped in. receive copies of a mock citizenship exam. 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NEW GUY Show your support for #RowansLawDay by sharing your stories learning the facts “It was difficult tothat.” be a dancer in school,” into myand weekly way-to-reward-your-customers-byof course, wears the“But azure and cheers for but get High school,” he said. when I Italia, didn’t acResults will be announced by the Dominion Institute on Flag Day The Abelson kids went to Hillcrest Club.’ And that was It’sconcussions time leaders when we talk affordability, we can’t charging-us-five-cents-per-bag-and-claiming-it’sZachary’s favourite team has been MAY-heee-co. (February 15) our each year forhow the recognized next years. that For more information aboutabout about and tothree prevent them. Twigg “I got teased and bullied lot. It Tim Ruhnke cepted theindidfirst time, reallylastdevastating. School Ottawa. Forsaid. 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The MessengerLETTER ‘Greely Grandmas’ strike back at Braid’s anti-Conservative rant

The Editor, As usual the “Andy Braid Attack Dog” is busy attacking Conservatives. Yes, the Conservatives have shifted to the left, similar to the “Gigantic Leap Forward” by the Liberals under Trudeau. The Conservatives too are spending taxpayer’s money like the “budgets balance themselves” Liberal Prime Minister Trudeau. 19 Billion and rising and that is just the yearly defecit ,not our federal debt. I have not mentioned the costly promises of the New Democratic Party and Green Party. Oh, what a poor legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Why the Conservative shift? Perhaps the Conservatives are desperate to defeat Trudeau and are trying to attract new voters. As for climate change, our contribution to green house gases is a drop in the bucket. The Conserva-

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Federal All Candidates Meeting set for October 15 in Manotick

The Manotick Village and Community Association is hosting an All Candidates Meeting for Carleton candidates on October 15 in the Kiwanis Hall at the Manotick Arena. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. The meeting will run until 9 p.m. and will include opening and closing statements by the candidates as well as questions from the floor. Details will be posted to the MVCA web site (www.manotickvca.org) as they become available. The candidates who will be in attendance are Pierre Poilievre (CONS), Chris Rodgers (LIB), Kevin Hua (NDP), Gordon Kubanek (Green) and Dr. Alain Musende (PPC). Election day is Monday, October 21.

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ber 23 at the Osgoode Community Centre on Main Street in Osgoode. City staff will be available to provide an overview of the proposed budget, answer questions and listen to feedback at the session which will run from 6:30 – 8 p.m. You can read the budget documents and learn about the budget process at https://engage.ottawa. ca/draft-budget-2020

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Changes to Provincial Policy Statement for Development

The Ontario government has outlined a number of changes to the Provincial Policy Statement, the document that guides land use planning in the Province. The changes are designed to increase the housing supply, facilitate economic and sustainable growth and streamline the approval process. The City is asking for a number of changes to the proposed amendments to the Policy Statement. They were discussed at the City’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on October 3 and received unanimous approval. Many of the City’s changes that are relevant to the rural communities related to addressing the impact of climate change and protecting the agricultural areas. Specifically, the City asked the Province to consider the importance of parks in

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Around the Village

The replacement of old garbage cans and benches along Main Street with newer, durable models is a welcome sight. These are part of the Main Street Revitalization grant that the Manotick BIA and Task Force on Revitalization were able to secure from the City. New lighting at the Gateway at Bridge and Main and additional planting in the Gateway gardens are the last remaining pieces of this project, which also saw the addition of new signage along Main Street. Construction is underway for road resurfacing and replacement of some sidewalks along Main Street between Bridge and Bankfield. It is anticipated the work will take about two weeks.

Community Events Harvest Festival, October 12, 5 - 9 p.m. Enjoy the best that Autumn has to offer at Watson’s Mill final weekend, including horse and wagon rides, a scavenger hunt, crafts, games, a photo booth and other traditional fall activities. Information: www.watsonsmill.com Public meeting on Roger Stevens facility, October 17, 7 -9 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn more about the proposed warehouse facility at 1966 Roger Stevens Drive and Highway 416. The facility requires a zoning amendment and the developer will be in attendance along with Councillor Moffatt and City staff to outline the project details. The meeting will be held at the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. Music Series October 19, 8 p.m. Evans, Juno award jazz vocalist, is the artist in the third of a

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music concerts at Manotick United Church. Tickets are $30 and can be bought at the Church or Manotick Office Pro. Light refreshments will be offered with beer and wine available for purchase. Exclusive Paranormal Investigation, October 19, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. The Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society will host a scientific paranormal investigation of Watson’s Mill on this Saturday. The evening includes introduction and equipment training at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at The Vault (not included in ticket price). Participants will return to the Mill at 9 p.m. to investigate paranormal phenomena. Tickets are $60. www. watsonsmill.com Blood Donor Clinic, October 23, 2 – 8 p.m. There is always a need for blood and you have a chance to contribute to the Canadian Blood Bank at this clinic to be held at Manotick United Church. Register online at www.blood.ca

Haunt Nights at the Mill, October 24 – 26, 7 – 9:30 p.m. For three nights each year, the Mill is turned into a terrifying haunted house that will leave you scared of things that go bump in the night. Weave your way through the maze of macabre scenes on the main floor, then descend into the underworld below. If you make it out unscathed, then climb up to the second floor to be thoroughly entertained. This event is not recommended for children under 10. Tickets for Watson’s Mill Haunt Nights are only $5 and can be purchased at the door (CASH ONLY). Planning Your Estate Plan, October 24, 7-8 p.m. A second

free estate planning seminar is being offered at the Manotick Public Library. This time the seminar is organized by Edward Jones Investment and will discuss the benefits of having an estate plan, four key building blocks for an estate plan and what to consider when creating or updating an estate plan. Register at https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/preparing-your-estate-plan-0 Manotick Community Dance, October 25, 7 – 9:30 p.m. This fun family event is set for Manotick United Church and features the calling and music of Pippa Hall and the Ever Hopeful String Band. The ‘caller’ guides the dancers through the moves, and everybody quickly gets the

swing of things. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for teens 12 – 18, free under 12. ITR - The Importance of Being Ernest, Tickets on Sale for November shows The Isle in the River Theatre Company fall feature is this classic comedy about two bachelors trying to escape their conventional lives. Performances are set for November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets on sale at www. itrtheatre.com 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.

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Third World Bazaar brings the world to Manotick every fall By Charlie Senack

For 38 years, the Third World Bazaar has been bringing items from all across the globe into Manotick, but only for seven weekends a year. Anneka Bakker’s family has owned the businesses for the last 16 years, but it was started 22 years before that after her uncle took a year-long trip across the globe. He loved the crafts they were finding — everything from carvings to paintings — each so unique and individual — he decided to bring them back and open up shop. “We have everything from a good variety of clothing from around the

globe, Christmas ornaments, linens, home furniture, decor, carpets, and more,” said Bakker. But while the shop located at 6110 Mitch Owens Drive, is only open for seven weekends a year, work is taking place all year long to prepare for next year. “We travel for a good part of the winter to SouthEast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East,” states Bakker. “We have products from all continents across the globe except Antarctica.” The reason for travelling is to work directly with the artists and vendors across the globe, Bakker said. It’s a way for them to know how the products are being made, and brings that hu-

man connection to it from a world away. Most of the businesses third world bazar deals with are small mom and pop shops who have their store at the front of their house. Last year they travelled directly to Thailand and Indonesia — two places they frequently work with — and also went to Mexico. New this year they also went to Kenya where they sourced textiles, hand carved and painted items — primarily animal replicas. “Often time when we go to a country where we don’t have business or we are trying to build out, we will first find a shipper who exports the goods out of the country,” explains Bakker.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Council must find a new way to fund growth-related infrastructure

Last week I had my budget meeting with the Mayor and Senior City Staff. This yearly meeting affords Councillors the opportunity to speak about the priorities in their Wards. Similar to residents who reach out to my office with requests, Councillors, in turn, meet with staff to find ways to ensure local priorities are given the proper attention. There isn’t one community in Ottawa’s south end that does not need new infrastructure or repairs. After almost one year in public office, I can tell you that trying to get anything done at City Hall is

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like trying to turn around a massive ship. Although City budgets are around 3.6 billion dollars, the truth is most of that is already spoken for, either through staff costs or mandated spending on programs. Council is also looking to adequately fund the core services residents expect us to provide, snow plowing, parks and recreation

activities, and infrastructure renewal, to name a few. The hardest part of my job is trying to get the big bureaucratic paperwork monster to look up from its mountain of files and reports and to pay attention to what residents need. I’m fortunate to have already seen one significant policy idea make its way through the maze, that’s the $57 million in Federal Gas Taxes Council has agreed to spend over three years to improve infrastructure. Overall $13 million more will be spent between now and 2022 than was previously approved in 2018 - a

win for taxpayers. What I am currently working on is trying to figure out how we get ourselves out of the massive mess of build subdivisions first, build infrastructure later that’s adversely impacting new communities and ultimately all of us with traffic gridlock. I don’t want to be critical but if previous councils had acted, we wouldn’t find ourselves in such a bind. Council must adopt a new way to fund growthrelated infrastructure when new communities are built,and do it without borrowing vast amounts

of money in the process. Many will remember the old City of Nepean. You may have even heard the saying, “Nepean, Nepean, a great place to be in.” That little phrase was as accurate then as it is now when it comes to infrastructure projects. At amalgamation Nepean had money in the bank, excellent services, and well-funded infrastructure because everything was pay as you go. This should have been a model the City of Ottawa took to the bank in addition to the millions of dollars it inherited. Many of the smaller municipalities operated similarly; they fo-

cused on what they needed to provide because they could not be everything to everyone. Well, I am not a career politician, and I never intend to be. Going into 2020 I will be shaking the tree, trying to find ways to change the way things are done City Hall. The Nation’s Capital should not be underfunding critical infrastructure while hiking taxes, fees and levies. Ottawa needs a culture change and I’m going to do whatever I can to make that happen. Carol Anne Meehan is the Councillor for Gloucester-South Nepean

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City Building • The Confederation Line of our O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) system opened to the public on September 14. It was the busiest LRT system on day one in North America • Construction for Stage 2 of LRT is now underway, bringing rail farther east, west and south • The Flora Footbridge, which connects the communities of Old Ottawa East and the Glebe, as well as Lansdowne, was completed ahead of schedule, under budget and officially opened to the public in June • An additional $9.8 million being invested into roads, bike lanes, sidewalks and City facilities in 2019 to bring the total road and infrastructure budget to $128.5 million

Community • No-charge OC Transpo service for seniors has been extended to include Sundays in addition to Wednesdays • Started to pilot new school bus stop-arm cameras with the Ottawa Police Service to catch dangerous drivers and keep children safe in school and residential areas • Over 400 new affordable housing units have been approved to be built since the beginning of the new 2018-2022 mandate • 6 new Red Light Cameras will be installed by the end of 2019, for a total of 60 • Started a comprehensive review of the City’s Tree By-Laws with an objective to reduce urban tree loss

Affordability and Economic Development • Amazon fulfilment centre now employing over 600 residents in the east end • Ottawa’s first soundstage campus and creative hub being built in Nepean, creating up to 500 new jobs and generating $40 million in economic activity in the first few years • Reduced patio permit fees by 50% to help local businesses deal with rising costs • Maintained a Moody’s Aaa credit rating • Keeping life in Ottawa affordable while investing in essential services with a cap on taxes

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Orchard Walk Anniversary Orchard Walk Retirement Residence celebrated its 20th anniversary recently. CTV Ottawa’s J.J. Clarke, Councillor George Darouze, Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari, MP Carleton Pierre Poilievre and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on hand for this momentous occasion. Mayor Jim Watson presented Years of Service Awards to Joanne Nichols (15 years), Bernice Oliver (20 years), Elaine Lamb (18 years), Doris Russo (15 years), Krissy Borutski (16 years). Also in the photo is Barb Philipps, Executive Director of Orchard Walk. Missing from the photo is Brenda Waddell (20 years). GARY COULOMBE PHOTO

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Open House Come visit us at the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre in Halls A & B in the Nepean Sportsplex (1701 Woodroffe Ave entrance # 3 at the back of the building) on Wednesday, October 30 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. for displays, demonstrations and refreshments. This is your opportunity to try the various activities that are offered at the Centre. Enjoy entertainment by the Golden Oldies Tap Dance Performance Group and Silvertones. Become a Centre member or renew your annual membership for $27. Everyone is welcome! Something for everyone The Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre makes keeping active fun. Activities offered include floor shuffleboard, carpet bowling, 5-pin bowling, curling, walking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. More mentally challenging activities include our Fit Minds™ course or trying your hand at numerous card games and Bridge lessons. Artistically inclined? Why not sign up for choir or craft group? For those interested in travel, our Travel Club organizes multi-day trips to various locations across the globe in a variety of price ranges. This year pack your bags for a trip to Italy, Stratford Festival and PEI & Isle de la Madelaine! To find out more, attend the Travel Club Showcase on Monday, October 7 at 1 p.m. The Centre also offers workshops, outings, monthly lunches and special events. Get Fit with us! Exercise is great for your mind and body, and the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre offers numerous courses you can register for. Tai Chi helps you relax and improves your balance. Walking improves your ability to make decisions, solve problems and focus. Nordic Walking helps with balance issues and increases strength. Chair Exercise is a perfect alternative to a traditional aerobics class through the use of hand weights, weighted balls and bands. Love music and dance? Try Line or Tap Dancing! We accommodate all levels of experience, from “never tried before” to “haven’t done it for awhile”. With over 900 members, activities from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus special events and a few evening and weekend activities, you won’t be sitting around this fall!

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Rideau-GoulbournREPORT A chance to focus on what we’re doing instead of what’s happening

In recent weeks, things have been fairly tumultuous at City Council. This certainly is not the term that I envisioned. Some have compared this to the 2006-2010 Term of Council, but it is clear now that this one is different. I recently wrote about the current term in one of my columns. Instead of focusing on the negative, though, I would like to take some time to shed light on some of the things I am involved in as your Councillor since most of the public focus is on what is happening at Council rather than what we are doing at Council. One of the main reasons for doing this now is that I was recently named as one of two Councillors who will be responsible for duties in College Ward. I would like to ensure all residents of Rideau-Goulbourn that this will not take away from our team’s efforts to look after our constituents, first and foremost. Council has several Sponsors Groups currently. These are made of Councillors with

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the intent to guide discussion and policy outside of the Committee structure. It helps ensure that Council’s voice is heard throughout the various processes in developing new and significant policy. If I remember correctly, there are currently four Council Sponsors Groups. I sit on three of them. All relate to my role as Chair of the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water & Waste Management. The first is the sponsors group assisting with the development of the City of Ottawa’s new Solid Waste Master Plan. This is our opportunity to determine which direction we are taking on all aspects of garbage. Our key priorities need to be waste diversion

and reduction. How do we make it easier for our residents, not more difficult? I am of the belief that it is not your fault that you end up with waste at the end of the week that can only go in a garbage bag. You should not be seen as being in the wrong and you should not be punished for this. Other municipalities have gone down the road of punitive measures as a means to increase waste diversion. I do not support that. Further, the last thing we want is another landfill. The second last thing I want is an incinerator with an exorbitant price tag. Consider that the relatively new incinerator in Durham will cost taxpayers $600M by 2029. What other options exist? We are already working on developing answers to that question and we need to be open to innovative alternatives. Other members of this group are Councillors El-Chantiry, Dudas and Menard. The next sponsors group is on the matter of climate

Local author Molly O’Connor to tour Northern Ontario

Local author Molly O’Connor recently completed a successful book signing tour in the Toronto area and is now heading to Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury. Her latest novel, While She Was Gone, continues to place her female protagonist in non-traditional roles and highlights mental illness seldom featured in the media. That being said, she is primarily a story-teller. This fast-paced novel tells the story of a young mother, who in desperation, walks away from her home, leaving her husband and three beloved children. Her objective is to be gone for several months, during which time, she intends to better herself and gain self confidence. An unexpected turn of events keeps her away for seven years. This fast-paced novel, takes the reader on her journey, sometimes tragic, sometimes rewarding, sometimes humorous. Starting in Ottawa, the scene moves to Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. Molly explores local folk lore and takes the reader to unexpected places and introduces them to special events. As a true Canadian, Molly loves to present a new prospective on Canadian culture to her readers. Molly has published five books; a collection of short stories, Fourteen Cups; a creative memoir, Wandering Backward ; a children’s book, Snow Business and another novel, When Secrets Become Lies. Molly’s short stories are featured in five Chicken Soup for the Soul books and her work appears in a number of

change. This one is not necessarily attached to any one policy direction, but we are currently overseeing the Climate Change Master Plan and the implementation of Energy Evolution, which is Ottawa’s collaborative effort with the community to transition to renewable energy. As an example, Energy Evolution includes a project with the Burritt’s Rapids Renewable Energy Association to bring hydroelectricity to the community using the Rideau River. Our efforts here remain focused on making our City for environmentally sound as well as finding financial efficiencies in our operations. Making City buildings more efficient will save taxpayers dollars in the long run. It is a win-win and that is where my focus is. Other Councillors on this group include Councillors’ Fleury, Menard, Kavanagh, Sudds and Dudas. Finally, we have the Official Plan review sponsors group. While I was originally on this as Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, I have found my way back on it chairing a different committee. Funny how that works out sometimes. Joining Councillors Blais, El-Chantiry, Gower, Tierney and Harder, our focus here is guiding the development of a new Official Plan for the City of Ottawa that projects out to 2046. Being Environment Chair allows me to cast a wide lens on policy development. The reality is that urban sprawl impacts rural areas in more ways than one. As a rural Councillor, my prime ob-

jective will always be protecting agricultural lands. There is an environmental benefit to that as well as helping to protect rural village identities. We are a city of one million residents and growing. Intensification in the urban area as well as in villages is an important tool but it is all easier said than done. While many support the concept of intensification, the story becomes quite different when that intensification occurs in your neighbourhood. How do we plan for the future, recognize the growth that is coming all the while manage our communities through smart growth? That is what is facing us in this Official Plan review. This review will continue right through 2020 and I hope our communities will be engaged in that process. Don’t wait for a development application to get involved. By then, it is usually too late. In addition to these, I also have my regular responsibilities on various committees and boards. Therefore, it is so important to have a great team around me and I am very fortunate for having exactly that.

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Interested in a fun, interactive session of dance, laughter & music? Join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa Hall for a family-friendly, alcoholfree evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras. 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. The fun takes place Friday, October 25th, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, at the Manotick United Church. Admission is $10, $5 for those aged 1218 and free for anyone under the age of 12. The family max admission is $20. For more information, please call 613-692-4576 or visit http://dance.manotick.net. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on RideauGoulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.

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other publications: Not Your Mothers Books (NYMB), Greenprints, two OIW anthologies, magazines, blogs and newspapers. She is currently putting the final touches on her soonto-be-released children’s book Trevor Tractor. She often appears as a lecturer and public speaker with a number of local events happening in October and November. Her books are available at all on-line retailers and at Chapters/Indigo and at Office Pro in Manotick. Visit her website at www.mollyoconnor.ca.

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lem solving. Since the concepts are not broad, and there isn’t much interpretation to be done, it’s more just problem solving, which is what makes me enjoy those classes the most.” What is your Greatest Accomplishment? “Earning the title of Student Council President at my school. The process was not easy, but I persevered and made it through, even though there were setbacks along the way. It has also been a very rewarding accomplishment, as I’ve gained so many opportunities, and gotten to network with other youth like myself.”

Activities/Interests: “Both inside and outside of school, I enjoy participating in several different sports. These include soccer, futsal, volleyball, coed volleyball, and touch football. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different locations and cultures. I’ve travelled to many places and I find it very interesting how every culture has unique traditions and subcultures. My favourite place is Norway, because there is such beautiful places all over the country and amazing hiking. The next location I wish to travel to is Iceland, because it’s a very open country, with very kind citizens, and lots to see.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “I got involved in Student Council because I saw it as an opportunity to make

a difference in my school, and to get a different perspective on all aspects of the school. I was a cheerleader for 10 years, but I could no longer continue due to concussions, so I turned to coaching. It has given me an opportunity to continue in the sport, even though I can no longer participate in it.” Career Goals: “After high school I hope to go to university somewhere near the east coast; hopefully in kinesiology. My top choice schools are University of New Brunswick in St. John, and Dalhousie in Halifax. After that, I hope to pursue a career in either athletic therapy, or education.” After suffering numerous concussions, Melita Wyche turned to coaching. PHILL POTTER PHOTO

Community Calendar • Ottawa Futsal Club entering their 29th season indoor soccer. Youth boys & girls, women, men & coed. Players / teams wanted. All skill levels. League starts October ends April 2020. Please go online at www.futsalottawa.com. Early bird ends September 21st

• Old Time Fiddle Music & Dance - East Osgoode Greely Assoc, First Friday of each month, invites & welcome all Musicians, Dancers & Listeners. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Greely. For additional info call 613 489-2697.

• Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion the fourth Friday of each month. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613-826-6128.

• Ottawa Newcomers Club - For women who have recently moved to this area; (and those who have experienced a significant life change), and would like to meet new people of similar interests by joining our many group activities. More information at: ottawanewcomersclub.ca or by contacting newcomersclubottawa@gmail.com.

• Thursday Fun Night for adults and children. An optional supper at 5:45 pm. Indoor soccer/games, crafts, or nursery for ages 0-11. Parenting course, Alpha course, or Growing in Faith/Hearing God course for adults, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. To try it out contact, discipleship@trinitybiblechurch.ca

• Tuesday Dance Party The Greely Legion hosts live music on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring along an instrument to play, or come in to sing, listen and dance. Admission is FREE. Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, ON. Information: 613-822-1451 or 613826-6128.

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Mullen a free man after receiving sentence of time served One of the accused killers in the 2010 murder of Michael Swan is a free man. Kyle Mullen, 29, was expected to be on trial this week. He was originally found guilty of second degree murder, but won his appeal after it was decided the trial judge made serious errors. Mullen pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter, and he was sentenced to time served. Mullen has been in custody since his arrest in February, 2010. Mullen was one of the three men who became

known in the original trial as the “Toronto 3”. Mullen, Kristopher McLellan and Dylon Barnett broke into the home where Swan was living on Moodie Drive near Bankfield Road between Manotick and Richmond, and stole marijuana, cash and electronics. McLellan forced Swan to his knees and shot him, killing the 19-year-old former DoubleA hockey player. Mullen supplied the gun used in the murder. Swan had friends over at his house to watch a 2010 Olympic hockey game

when the three men invaded his home. They had stolen the cell phone of Swan’s girlfriend which had a GPS device. Police were able to track the phone and the three men were arrested while getting gas near Brockville. According to an Ottawa Citizen story written by Gary Dimmock, Mullen expressed remorse and agreed to a statement of facts read in court that implicated himself and Barrhaven man Sam Tsega, a former friend of Swan. Tsega was convicted of manslaughter for his part in organizing the

robbery but won an appeal and is free on bail awaiting trial. Dimmock reported that Mullen’s agreed statement of facts clearly implicates Tsega in the plan. Tsega was a business student and lacrosse player at Carleton University. He was suspended from his classes and removed from the lacrosse team. Tsega is free on bail awaiting a new trial.

Former Double-A minor hockey player Michael Swan was killed in his home in Feb. 2010.

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Q: If my dog is healthy, why do wellness blood work? A: Blood and urine tests are important tools for looking at the overall health of your pet. In the results, we can look for early signs of disease or infections. Many problems may not be obvious on a simple physical Dr. Andrew Sparling exam, but if caught early can be D.V.M. successfully treated or controlled, giving your pet a longer and better quality of life. It’s also important to have lab tests performed when a pet is healthy, so there is a baseline to compare results when/if your pet does become ill. Lab tests must be coupled with a complete physical examination and patient history from the owner to be of the most use. Blood work is usually performed when young to have that baseline and then annually once older. Ask your veterinary team what timeline is best for your pet.

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The MessengerSPORTS Season opener Hannah Carter of St. Mark, left, and Reegan Belanger of Pierre-Savard, right, go for a loose ball during the NCSSAA girls basketball season opener Monday in Barrhaven. Carty scored 27 points for St. Mark as they broke a 43-43 tie and won by a score of 5043. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO

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Barrhaven Light Rail Transit (Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre) and Rail Grade-Separations Planning and Environmental Assessment Study (TPAP) Wednessday October 30, 2019 Nepean Sportsplex, Richmond Ballroom Please use entrance #4 1701 Woodroffe Ave 6 to 8:30 pm Presentation 7 pm The City of Ottawa has initiated the Barrhaven Light Rail Transit (Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre) and Rail Grade-Separations Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to develop a Recommended Plan for extending Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre, as well as gradeseparations of Woodroffe Avenue, Southwest Transitway and Fallowfield Road where these corridors cross the VIA Rail line. The study area is approximately 10 km in length and illustrated in the key map. The EA study is being conducted in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Ontario Regulation 231/08 in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The study process will involve developing and evaluating alternatives, leading to a Recommended Plan in consideration of the surrounding environmental (social, natural, physical and economic) conditions. There will be ongoing public consultation activities during the course of the study. This first Open House will provide:

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Richmond Royals win two straight in CCHL2 Junior hockey play Manotick Messenger Staff The Richmond Royals jumped out to a strong start and cruised to a 7-3 win over the Athens Aeros in their first game of the season back at their home arena. The Royals played their home games at the Goulbourn Rec Centre in September while the 175th Richmond Fair was taking place. They moved back into the Richmond Memorial Centre for Sunday’s game. It didn’t take long for the Royals to set the tone for the game. Ethan Vaslet scored from Noah Diosceghy just 1:53 into the game, and then Matt Gauthier scored from TK Mwamba one minute later for the Royals. Ryan Mann scored a shorthanded goal from Adam Goodfellow at 7:41 of the first. Asa MacFarlane scored from Owen Nevins 20

seconds into the second period before the Aeros mounted a comeback. Liam Silva, Malcolm Brassard and Matthew Hudson all scored for Athens to make it a one goal game. Patrick Yates responded with a goal from Adam Goodfellow and Declan Flanagan to make the score 5-3, and then Dioszeghy notched a goal from Vaselt with just three seconds left in the period to give Richmond a three-goal lead. Nevins put the game out of reach early in the third as he scored from Vaslet and Mwamba. Darien Johnson stopped 49 of 49 shots for the win. The win capped off a perfect weekend for the Royals. On Saturday, Owen Nevins scored a power play goal in the third period from Noah Doiszeghy and Willem Brandt to lift the Royals to a

4-3 win on the road over the Alexandria Glens. Mann opened the scoring early in the first from Goodfellow and MacFarlane, and Dioszeghy scored a shorthanded goal from Flanagan to give the Royals a 2-1 lead. Yates added one in the second from Goodfellow and Brandt, but the Glens came back with a pair in the second to tie the game. The Royals were outshot by the Glens 62-33, but Nevins’ goal stood up as the winner. Josh Lacelle stopped 59 of 62 shots for the win in goal. The Royals have backto-back home games over the Thanksgiving weekend. They host the Ottawa Canadians Sunday and Carleton Place Monday. Both games have a 1:30 p.m. puck drop at the Richmond Memorial Centre.

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