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The MessengerNEWS Poilievre to fight Liberal taxes hikes as Shadow Minister of Finance
Carleton Member of Parliament, Pierre Poilievre, is pledging an all-out campaign to oppose Liberal tax hikes in his role as Shadow Minister of Finance. Conservative Leader, Andrew Scheer, announced Mr. Poilievre’s new role as part of the new Leader’s first Shadow Cabinet. “I would like to thank Conservative Leader, Andrew Scheer, for the appointment. It is a great honour,” said
Poilievre. A high profile position is nothing new to Poilievre. He has previously been the Parliamentary Secretary for the Treasury Board, and has also been the Minister of State for Democratic Reform and the Minister of State for Democratic Reform. Poilievre said that in his new position in the Conservative Party’s Shadow Cabinet, he has three main priorities.
“First, I will fight Liberal tax increases,” he said. “The Trudeau government has raised taxes on home heating, beer, gas, wages, and small business—and it has only been two years. Most of these tax hikes are regressive, hurting people who can least afford it. Second, I will fight for a return to a balanced budget. The government is forcing middle class taxpayers to fund interest on government debt, providing
a steady stream of income to wealthy bondholders. “That brings me to my third priority: to oppose government handouts to the undeserved rich. Taxpayer-funded bailouts of incompetent corporate executives, loan guarantees to shield billionaire investors from financial risk and interest payments on growing government debt all have one thing in common: they take from working class
taxpayers to give to the super-rich. That widens inequality, deepens poverty and is just plain wrong. Conservatives will oppose welfare for the wealthy
and propose free market alternatives that free people from poverty, ensure it pays to work, and allow everyone to get ahead on merit.”
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The staff at the Marlborough Pub celebrated their 10th anniversary in business last month. The pub is hosting a charity fundraising anniversary bash featuring Ambush Sept. 23 at the restaurant.
Ambush to headline Marlborough Pub 10th anniversary bash and celebration Event to serve as a fundraiser for Matthew the Brave Foundation to support owners’ longtime family friends Sometimes Jason Moore can’t believe that it has been 10 years since the Marlborough Pub opened its doors. “It flew by,” Moore said. “The last 10 years went by very quickly.” The popular North Gower pub and eatery will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a big bash on Sat., Sept. 23. The “Cheers to Ten Years Bash” will be a fundraiser for the Matthew the Brave Foundation. The evening will feature music by the popular local band, Ambush, as well as a silent auction. For Moore and the rest of the staff at the Marlborough Pub, the Matthew the Brave Foundation is one that is close to their hearts. Matthew Paravan suffers from a seizure disorder that, at ten years old, has left him basically undiagnosed and suffering up to 250 seizures daily, wheelchair bound and unable to speakAD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea or eat orally. Over the LATEST Ad past four years, the Paravan Family has spent over two
years hospitalized at Sick Kids in Toronto and CHEO. Amazingly, throughout this ordeal Matthew seldom complains and has learned to communicate through the use of flashcards or an iPad. He continues to be the same funny, caring, sports loving little boy he always was. It is the hope of the Marlborough Pub to raise funds to help his family offset the enormous financial burden the past four years has left them with. “We wanted to have a celebration for our anniversary, but we wanted to make it for a good cause,” Moore said. “I have known Matthew’s mother since we were six years old. We wanted to do something that would make a difference.” Moore and business partner Steve Moffatt originally opened the Marlborough Pub and Eatery on the Fourth Line Road in North Gower before moving to their current location on Roger Stevens 5/5/17 4:53 PM Page 1Drive. The pair had previously worked together at the Red
Dot in Osgoode. In fact, ery happened in August. Moore said, they have been That celebration also raised working together since money for the Matthew the they were kids. Brave Foundation. “We worked at the old “We had a great night,” Loeb in Manotick when we Moore said. “We rolled back were 13 years old,” he said. our beer prices to what Opening up the Marl- they were 10 years ago, and borough Pub and Eatery that was a big hit. Labatt’s Mitchell_Ad copy 5/3/17 8:47 AM every Page 1 was a dreamWith forVera both of donated a dollar from them. beer sold, and we also had a “I remember when special that night and a dolwe opened, and we were lar from every plate went hoping we would make to the charity. Steve and I it through our first year,” matched that, so it was a Moore said. “Things went good night.” well, and it just snowballed For the celebration, from there.” The new location has been a big part of their continued momentum. “It’s a much better situation for us,” Moore said. “There is more flow and it has created a better atmosphere. From a business standpoint, it is also a much better situation. We are our own landlords now. That has really helped us.” While the 10th anniversary bash is coming up later this month, the real 10th anniversary of the Marlborough Pub and Eat-
there are still some left.” For Moore and Moffatt, giving back is an important way to say thank you. They are thankful for the relationships and support they have received from their customers, the community, and their staff. “It should be a great night for a great cause,” Moffatt said. For more information on the event, visit the Marlboroughpub.com or the Marlborough Pub Facebook page.
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Moore wanted to have a big event at the restaurant. The Bedrockers, a local band, will be the opening act, while popular band Ambush will take the stage as the featured act. The event will be a big fundraiser. When all is said and done, Moore is hoping that $25,000 can be raised for the Matthew the Brave Foundation. “It will be a great way to celebrate the anniversary,” said Moore. “We have sold a lot of tickets so far, but
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Rideau-GoulbournREPORT Exemption needed in city by-laws for normal agricultural activity
Last year, the City of RIDEAUOttawa began a review of GOULBOURN the current City By-Laws WARD that regulate site alteration activities. Over the REPORT last several months, City by Councillor Scott Moffatt staff have engaged with local residents, farming driving force behind this organizations and en- proposal is the impacts vironmental groups to on agricultural lands by create a new Site Altera- those wishing to develop. tion By-Law for the City In some cases, we have of Ottawa. seen land manipulation The City’s goal with in an effort to downgrade this new by-law is to pre- land from agricultural vent drainage problems, to a use more compatprotect the productiv- ible with development. ity of soils in designated One thing I would like Agricultural Resource to see in this by-law is an Areas, protect desig- outright exemption for nated natural areas and normal agricultural acother identified natural tivities. That exemption heritage features (such doesn’t yet exist. as significant woodlands I would encourage and valleylands) from any landowner or resinegative impacts, reduce dent who has an interest the risk of root dam- in site alteration activage to City-owned trees ities to review the draft or other trees protected by-law which is availunder the City’s tree by- able on Ottawa.ca and to laws and to establish provide your feedback to basic rules for how site City staff. As always, you alteration is done, to can contact my office to avoid impacts to neigh- receive a copy of the draft bours and theMerkley environ-Agby-law, or to provide your Tire bc ment. Ultimately, the comments. It is very im-
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Rideau River Floodplain Mapping Open House
Members of the public are invited to an upcoming open house to review hazard maps. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed two hazard mapping studies for the Rideau River: Hogs Back to Kars and Kars to Burritt’s Rapids. These studies update existing mapping in some areas and new mapping in others. Both Rideau River studies look at identifying two main types of hazards along these stretches of the watercourse: flooding and slope stability. The mapping will be used by the City of Ottawa and the Municipality of North Grenville when updating their Official Plan and Zoning Schedules and in the
review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the RVCA’s Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation. The goal of this mapping is to help ensure that sound planning decisions are made — keeping people and property safe. Accurate engineered hazard mapping is the foundation of effective floodplain and resource management. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the open house and/or provide comments on the mapping. Conservation Authority staff are also open to receiving historical records of past flood events, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard
mapping. For those unable to attend the open house, mapping can also be seen online at www. rvca.ca and comments sent to Ferdous Ahmed, RVCA Senior Water Resources Engineer at email@example.com. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, September 27th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Rideau Valley Conservation Centre, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON.
Community Dancing in Manotick
On Friday, September 29th from 7:00 to 9:30pm, join the Ever Hopeful Stringband and caller Pippa Hall for a family-friendly, alcoholfree evening of community dancing, including circles, squares and contras at the Manotick United Church. If you are interested in a fun, interactive session of dance, laughter & music then this is for you. 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. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 12-18 and children under 12 are free. For more information, please call 613692-4576 or visit http:// dance.manotick.net.
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The MessengerCOMMUNITY A perfect day at the annual MVCA Soap Box Derby and Picnic
Over 450 people spent a lovely sunny day in Centennial Park on Sunday, August 27, enjoying the Soap Box Derby races, a myriad of family activities and a feast of summer food. Fifty-four children participated in the Derby, with a majority building their own carts. This was an extraordinary year as we had many handmade carts with a variety of designs that showcased very creative children. The winners in each category were: Speed: 1st – Emily MacDonald, 2nd – Tyler McEvoy, 3rd – Jayden Hunter, 4th Mathieu Lacasse Most Creative Cart (there were so many creative carts it was hard to keep to just four!): - Xavier Pijuan, Etienne Colton, Maddox Leduc, Julia Dahl, Isabelle Joly, and Tristan Leduc. Most Patriotic Cart (in honour of the 150th celebration): Sophie Mae Gerard, Ruby Gerard and Nathaniel Gilchrist E n g i n e e r i n g \ Wo r k personship: Marisa Gilchrist and Matthew Dejonge Children of all ages were able to make crafts, get their face painted, participate in games and get balloon animals made to order throughout the Picnic which ran from 11:30 – 1:30. Everyone was entertained by Manotick Brass during the Picnic. Corn was provided compliments of Abby Hill Farms and the MVCA and a buffet of sausages and salads was provided by Westrow Foods. A bake sale, featuring delicious locally baked treats, and popcorn and cotton candy rounded the food options. Everyone
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stayed hydrated thanks to the free water provided by CIBC. Thanks to all the volunteers and local sponsors who made this event possible.
Mahogany Public Dock update
being targeted for fall 2017, but contractor availability, weather, and approvals are all variables that will impact the final results. The final design and project management are being done by well-known local Landscape Architect, Doug Fountain. For more information call 613-6923934 or e-mail robinson@ sympatico.ca
McLean Bridge Construction Progressing
Manotick Culture Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) was targeting the BIA’s popular Taste of Manotick event to launch the Mahogany Harbour Dock, but unfortunately, the Draft Agreement from the City of Ottawa wasn’t received until August 18th. As one might appreciate, without an Agreement, MCPRA could not complete final drawings, purchase infrastructure, or schedule construction etc. MCPRA is now moving forward with its partners, the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, Manotick BIA, and the City of Ottawa to complete the parkette this fall, with the installation of a pathway to the dock, 2 benches, some Adirondack chairs, a kiosk, deciduous and coniferous trees, and native shrubs. The intent is to provide a small but welcoming space and a buffer for the house to the north; and maintain the natural setting, while providing a pleasant vista and access to the water. Phase 1 also includes the stairs, landing and temporary dock (10’ x 20’ being provided by Parks Canada). The installation of these amenities is still
Car boot sale, Sept 9, 9 am – noon The August sale at the Manotick United Church was so popular, they decided to hold a second one. Looking for some good deals? Drop by early
ber to Convenor/Coach for their Learn to Skate Program. I can definitely attest to the fact that there are various roles based on your ability to commit time. If you have any comments, questions or
concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa. ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491. For information on Rideau-Goulbourn issues, please visit RideauGoulbourn.ca.
Work is going well on the McLean Bridge. The sidewalk on the South side of the bridge has been completed as well as the approach slabs. Work continues on the parapet wall in preparation for the installation of the bridge railings. Work is slated to be completed by November 2017.
Taste of Manotick
Congratulations to the BIA for a very successful Taste of Manotick. The MVCA booth could not make the popcorn fast enough for children of all ages throughout the four hour event. We heard many positive comments from everyone and met people from all over Ottawa. And a big thank you to Lasting Impressions for letting us plug our popcorn machine into their electricity. We were thrilled to be a part of this premiere event.
that morning to ensure you get the best choice. Barn Dance, Sept 9, 7:30 pm Enjoy an old fashioned Barn Dance with live music by the Ever Hopeful String band. 7:30 pm September 9th, at Watson’s Mill, Manotick. Admission $5; children free. For tickets, call 613-6926455 Walk of Care, Sept 9, 10 am This annual 5K walk in support of ROSSS will be held on the Osgoode
Pathway again this year. The funds raised will go to support transportation and caregivers programs. Last year ROSSS provided over 15,000 drives to seniors and adults with disabilities and offered over 6,000 hours of respite for caregivers. Register online at www.walkofcare. ca or at ROSSS. Bird show and Sale, Sept 10, 11 am - 2 pm The Hookbill and Foreign Bird Breeders Association will be showing a variety of birds, which will also be for purchase
Guide Dogs Charity Ride, Sept 10, 9 am – 3:30 pm This fundraiser for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind features a 180 km motorcycle ride starting at the Guide Dogs building on Rideau Valley Drive. It also includes a BBQ and prizes. Registration is $25 online at www. guidedogs.ca
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Rideau River Regulations and Hazard Land Mapping
— Hogs Back to Kars & Kars to Burritts Rapids — Your input is important. Come view and comment on the regulations and hazard land maps for the Rideau River. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has completed two mapping studies of flood prone areas and steep slopes along the Rideau River: Hogs Back to Kars and Kars to Burritts Rapids. Please join us at our open house to learn how floodplain and slope delineation may affect shoreline management and development in the City of Ottawa and the Municipality of North Grenville. The goal of this mapping is to help ensure that sound planning decisions are made — keeping people and property safe. Accurate engineered hazard land mapping is the foundation of effective floodplain and resource management. To learn more, visit www.rvca.ca/rideau-river-hazard-mapping-studies.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 • 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rideau Valley Conservation Centre • 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick
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Back to school: choosing wisely for your children Parents, what are the top three items to pay attention to as the academic year begins? Insist they are first and foremost your kids. The clear win is for school to work with your educational priorities and your family’s values, not against them. School must protect young people as they learn to critically reflect and make wise judgments, rather than impose uniformity. Remember that quality of teaching and learning matters considerably more than the latest curriculum or technology fads. Teaching quality is enhanced by educational diversity far more than by the latest techno gadget or novel pedagogical methods. Don’t settle for less than equitable access to the school of your choice. School systems where parents are close to the heart of decision-making are much more accountable to their communities and much more responsive to the needs of students than to the whim of the school board or teachers’ unions. Don’t relinquish your children to a system where you can’t hear your voice, or see your community and its values fully reflected. Parental voice, community participation and civic engagement are the signs of a healthy school system. Some of the best examples come from Canada’s independent schools. Jeff Weening and Kim Furtney, teachers at Unity Christian High School in Barrie, Ont., won a John Rozema Excellence Award in Teaching for their Canadian Stories project. Whether students used a pen or an iPad, they were expected to know the techniques of good narrative writing and demonstrate excellence in spelling and grammar. Edmonton Christian Schools are part of the alternatively funded school system in Alberta. The system employs a storyteller whose job it is to listen, retell, and help community members understand one another as the diversity of their community and its needs has grown. Neither of these two schools is government run, yet both clearly reconcile the aims of public education in Canada with the responsibility of acting in the place of parents. The national Cardus Education Survey shows that, overall, independent schools achieve a better balance of good academic, civic, religious and spiritual outcomes. In Canada, the graduates of independent schools are more civically minded than their public school counterparts. Evangelical Protestant and independent Catholic graduates are more likely to volunteer in non-church organizations. Evangelical Protestants are more likely to give blood, donate to charity and report that they feel responsible for the welfare of others than public school graduates. Finally, this raises the question of equity across the provinces. In British Columbia and Alberta, funding for alternative schools considerably enhances your ability to attend a school of your choice. In Ontario, there’s only funding for the public and separate Catholic school systems, leaving many parents with few genuine choices. And that means Ontario policy-makers start the school year already behind in their homework. Dr. Beth Green is education program director at the thinktank Cardus.
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Things have changed over the last 35 years As we pack the kids’ peanut-free lunches are no stereo wars. And as far as computers go, and send them off to school with a sigh of re- everyone has a tablet and/or a laptop. And they have Siri. lief, sometimes we stop to think about our own I closed my eyes and imagined Paul Bomback to school experiences. Do you remember your first day of school? bacci in today’s world with an iPhone. “Hi Siri, call me Bomber…” Do you remember how nervous you were? Do On Sunday as I looked you remember meeting the FROM THE down from my perch at the kids who may have become game, the students struck me lifelong friends for the first as being particularly sober. I time? seem to recall crowds of 5,000 I always think back to my or more shoehorned into first day at Churchill Public the little stadium at Carleton School in Augusta Township. by Jeff Morris blasted out of their minds at It went up to Grade 5, it had games. three classrooms, a library “Frosh Week is dry,” one of and a gym, it had a new play the school officials told me. structure, and there were kids who smoked. Okay, there’s a big difference. And even though it only had one long hallI think I had been at school for about three way and three classrooms, it still took me a week or two to figure out which classroom I days before I wandered into a toga party. There was a guy named Robe on the third floor of was in. On the weekend, however, I thought about a Glengarry House who was like the residence different back to school. It’s one you really never king of all parties. He was jammin’ away to Trio’s hear people reminiscing or talking about, but it Da Da Da. Everyone was hammered by noon. Drinking gave everyone their identity in is a big one. I was at the Carleton-McMaster football 1982. How cool you were was completely tied to game at Carleton Sunday night. I drove through the campus and saw thousands of students how drunk you got and the crazy things you did. We had a little nerdy guy on our floor named moving into the residences. I couldn’t help but think of my first experience at university. The ET. We called him ET because, well, he looked first football game I ever played in at Carleton like ET. He was a 99 per cent average student was against McMaster, 35 years and one day who wore pyjamas that matched his pillow case. He was awkward. I felt sorry for him. Then earlier. I started to think about how things have he discovered tequila. By Christmas, ET was a legend. His signature move was that you could changed since I first stepped foot on campus. The obvious difference is technology. Every hear him throwing up for about three miles. kid has the latest iPhone and the latest tablet. Nobody partied like ET. Unfortunately, it took We didn’t have cellular phones. In fact, the clos- him about five years to get his BA. Dave the Nave loved to drink, too. He went to est thing to that technology we had ever seen a concert in Montreal in mid-October, and we was Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone. I had been at the school for a couple of never saw him again. A month later he showed weeks in 1982, living in piece and quiet during up to get his stuff. And in 1982, it always seemed that there was training camp. I was the only one on the entire floor on Fifth Glen for about a week, and I kind a kid hanging around bragging about his colof liked the serenity. Then, they arrived, just as lection of Penthouse Magazines. Wally was like they did this weekend. I walked back from prac- that. He went through about five roommates in tice, and the hallway was packed with kids act- the first year, because everyone who roomed ing like, well, kids who had just been dropped with him couldn’t stand him. His last roommate was so disgusted with him and glued all off at school by their parents. There was a stereo war. Who had the coolest the pages together. That ended up being the aband loudest sound system? It was easily Paul solutely funniest prank of the year. Now, Wally would just have to say something Bombacci from Leaside in Toronto. He was one like, “Hey Siri, look up ‘boobs.’” But that would of the first ones to greet me. “Hi, I’m Paul. All my friends call me Bomber.” ruin the fun of seeing the painstaking efforts of He tried so hard to be called Bomber that we his roommate’s work with the glue stick. all ended up calling him “Call Me Bomber.” But It’s funny how for those of us who lived he was a great guy, a good friend, and he was through it, 1982 doesn’t seem like so long ago. But for kids today, it is to them what the goldthe first guy I had ever known that had an actual computer. I think it was a Commodore 64. He en age of talkies and horseless carriages was to was always talking about wondering where he us. Plus it was really hard to find all of my classcould buy floppy disks. Today, the kids all have ear phones so there rooms.
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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was first on the tractor at the annual Carleton Plowing Match VIP Plowing competition. This year’s winner was Councillor Steve Blais. Jeff Morris photos
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A number of Ottawa area politicians and media personalities took part in this year’s Carleton VIP Plowing Match, which was held at Brophy Road at Moodie Drive.
Manotick resident named ED of OSEG Charitable Foundation The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) announced the appointment of Manotick resident Janice Barresi as Executive Director of the OSEG Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s mandate will be to support amateur youth sport initiatives throughout the Ottawa/Gatineau region and increase youth participation in sport. “Janice Barresi is one of Ottawa’s best known and most experienced fundraisers,” said Roger Greenberg, OSEG’s Executive Chair and Managing Part-
ner, in a news release. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to establish and grow the OSEG Charitable Foundation,” said Barresi. “In three short years of operation, OSEG sports teams, TD Place and Lansdowne have had a tremendous, positive impact on our community and the OSEG Charitable Foundation will leverage those assets to engage youth and start them on the road to a lifetime of healthy living.” Barresi joins the Foundation from TD Bank where she served as Community Relations and Mar-
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September 2017 Upcoming Events Watson’s Mill & Dickinson Square WATSON’S MILL & DICKINSON HOUSE With guided tours, Entrance is FREE
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Sept 9th, 7:30pm BARN DANCE, $5 Join the Rideau Township Historical Society in a fun night of dancing! Complimentary refreshments and snacks! $5 for adults, children 12 and under free. Tickets available for purchase at Dickinson House & Watson’s Mill 1127 Mill St Manotick, 613‐692‐6455.
Sept 10th, 11am‐3pm BIRD SHOW AND SALE The Hookbill and Foreign Bird Breeders Association will be showing a variety of birds, which will also be for purchase. Prices will vary.
Sept 15th, 7‐10PM SCOTCH WHISKEY TASTING Join Watson’s Mill in a night of good food and a variety of whiskies and scotches. Get the opportunity to try out a variety of options and decide for yourselves which flavors you like best! Tickets are $55 in advance and $60 after August 31st. Tickets are sold at Watson’s Mill and Office Pro on Main St.
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Jack Ashby-Jacobs of Kars runs downfield after catching a pass for the Nepean Pee Wee Eagles during their NCAFA season opener against Kanata last week. The Eagles won their first game by a 38-8 score. Jeff Morris photo
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A perfect day in Manotick for the annual soap box derby and picnic High school students Kensie Treacy, Ainslee Treacy, Jade McNeice, Lindsay Jefferson, Haley McNeice and Lily Angus held a fundraising bake sale for charity during the soap box derby and picnic.
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Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre scoots down Beaverwood Rd. during the Manotick Soap Box Derby celebrity race on Sunday, August 27. The event featured a full day of racing plus fun activities for the kids, and free corn on the cob for everyone at lunch.
Allan Haan not only served as the official starter and emcee for the soap box derby, but he worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that his event was another big success in the village.
Manotick’s Elizabeth Farrow, age 2, watches the soap box derby race while on the shoulders of her father Derek on Sunday, August 27. That’s grandpa David Farrow looking on as Elizabeth cheers on some older kids.
Judy Beltzner tries some delicious cotton candy during the Manotick Village Community Association Picnic in the Park. Beltzner was among the many volunteers who helped out at the event.
tras. 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. Information 613692-4576. http://dance. manotick.net
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Join Watson’s Mill in a night of good food and a variety of whiskies and scotches. Get the opportunity to try out a variety of options and decide for yourselves which flavors you like best! Tickets are $55 in advance and $60 after August 31st. Tickets are sold at Watson’s Mill and Office Pro on Main St. 5525 Dickinson St Manotick 613-692-6455
Community Dancing in Manotick Sept 29, 7 9:30 pm
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MacLeod introduces Nepean-Carleton 150 Inspiration Awards at BBQ By Charlie Senack More than 1,000 people gathered at Ken Ross Park in Barrhaven Sun., Aug. 27 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday during a community picnic hosted by NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod. The picnic featured free hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers provided by Kelly Ross of Ross’ Independent grocer. “The food was really incredible,” said MacLeod. “(Great) to see so many (residents) bring their own dish, one from their own culture or from their own fridge.” Local multicultural dance performers from China, India and Italy entertained while food from different corners of the world was enjoyed. MacLeod holds a picnic in her riding every year, yet wanted to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, and what being Canadian meant to her. “Canada is the freest nation,” said MacLeod. “It’s the place I grew up, it’s the place where my daughter has opportunity, (and) it’s a place where people from around the world aspire to live,” To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, volunteers put up 150 Canadian flags that were donated by the Riverside South Community Centre, yet eight were stolen on Friday night, and about 20 others were damaged. “I was really quite disgusted by that. This is our flag, this is our country,” said MacLeod.
Dancers from China entertained the crowds at the Canada 150 barbecue hosted by Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod at Ken Ross Park in Barrhaven Sun., Aug. 27.
“Our flag stands for freedom, democracy, all the wonderful things that we have in this country,” On Saturday evening, MacLeod replaced the damaged and stolen flags, and had a team of volunteers stand guard overnight including her husband. She said a few teens tried to vandalize them yet again, yet was scared away.
MacLeod has reported the incident to Ottawa Police and Ottawa Bylaw. Also during the picnic, MacLeod launched the Nepean-Carleton 150 Inspiration Awards to commemorate Canada and Ontario’s 150th Anniversary. MacLeod got the idea after the Government of Canada did not recognize the year with a medallion.
“Typically the government of Canada recognizes a momentous event like Canada 150, (but) this year they didn’t with a medallion,” said MacLeod. “I really wanted an opportunity to thank my volunteers, the people in my community who go above and beyond, who make sure our food cupboard runs, who went to war and supported
our community and nation building efforts, and other people who have just been good people over the years.” Anyone who wants to nominate someone who they feel should win the award can do so at lisamacleod.com until the end of November. The award ceremony is expected to take place sometime in December.
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The MessengerFOCUS ON YOUTH
Grilled cheese sandwiches at Farmers’ Market to help pay for university Name: Rodney Wright
School: Graduated Osgoode Township High this past June.
by Phill Potter
Parents: Kimberley Macmullin and George Wright
in need of some work, fix them up, and sell them to make a profit. Some of these include, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes and BMW.”
Brother: Marshall Wright (21), attends Carleton for Commerce, grad of OTHS. Sister: Mary Wright (15), grade 11 at OTHS
Favourite Subjects: Comm Tech, Math, Physics
Pets: Rottweiler Dog CJ, farm animals: horse, cow, chickens, pigs
Accomplishments: “Receiving Honour Roll, along with over 90 average from grade 11 to present.”
Part-time Work: “Grilled Cheese Booth. I started it at the age of 14. Every Sunday from 9:00 to 3:00. I go to Landsdowne Park for the Farmers’ Market where I set up my booth. I use all local ingredients from my farm, and other farmers at the market. The fancy grilled cheese includes bacon, onions, lettuce, and tomato. My best friend Nick Koehler-Grassau (John McRae High), has been helping me for over a year. The business was started as a means to pay for both of our education. We plan on going to university next year. In my spare time, my brother Marshall, and I buy and sell German cars. Using kijiji, we buy cheap cars
Activities/Interests: “Member of the basketball and volleyball teams at school every year, painting, and computer design programs in Comm Tech. I was exposed to this by Mr. Dubeau – an amazing teacher at OTHS.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “To make money to pay for university and experience.” Career Goals: “I’m attending Carleton University for Industrial Design.” Comment: “I owe my success to my Mom.”
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• Manotick Community Dance (live Celtic music) 7-9:30 pm Friday, September 29, 2017 Place: Manotick United Church •
The annual RIDEAUVALE CEMETERY SERVICE will be held in Kars United Church on Sunday, September 10th at 2 o’clock. Rev. Carolyn Insley speaker. Reception following. Everyone welcome.
• Are you a proud parent of a military member? Join other parents of serving military members for a casual support group offering you tips and tools, support, information, and refreshments. Free bimonthly meetings are held Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30pm. The next meeting is September 11th. Please register and for location details please contact Heather at email@example.com or (613) 993-5151 • Friday Night Country Music & Dance Club The Greely Legion hosts a Friday Night Music and Dance Club, 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 613826-6128 • Dickinson House in Manotick open for the season. Visitors are welcome to come and get a glimpse of how life was lived over the past 150 years. This year’s special exhibit is entitled “A Walk Through the Decades”. As always, admission is free , and donations are welcome.
• Register now for September 2017! The Manotick Co-operative Nursery School offers half-day morning OR afternoon programs for 2 – 4 year olds. We offer a playbased curriculum of preschool activities including circle time, creative art, dramatic play, and pre-math activities all in a nurturing environment. Please visit our website ( www. manoticknurseryschool.com ) or call 613-6922188 for further details. • 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 613-826-6128. • Thursday Evening Euchre in Barhaven all ages; We meet every Thursday evening 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Field House on Stoneway Cres In Barrhaven. Call Myrna, cell 613-7979442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. • Canada 150 Mosaic Tile Program- Attention Adults! Register online with your library card at the Ottawa Public Library website for one of our 90-minute sessions to paint your 6x6inch (15 x 15 cm) canvas tile. Sessions are on the following days and times: Sep 7 2017 - 1:30 – 3:00 pm · Sep 12 2017 - 2:00 – 3:30pm · Sep 14 2017 - 2:00 – 3:30 pm · Sep 16 2017 - 2:00 – 3:30 pm · Sep 20 2017 - 6:30 – 8:00 pm
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Silence is something to behold As a child, I hated when someone told me to sit still and be quiet, and rightly so. I was young and full of energy; every minute of being still and silent was a minute of missing out on this magnificent life. Listen to the silence of the night, it is something to behold. Stand still and listen, far from the noises of the town. It is a fertile and eloquent silence. Silence alone is worthy to be heard;
THIS MONTH by Larry Ellis it is of various depths and fertility, like the soil. Perhaps compare to the silence where people perish and hunger and thirst for something like the western prairies. The silence rings and the music makes you happy, you hear the unspeakable - the si-
lence is audible! Make time for yourself every day to connect in some way with nature. Walk barefoot on the grass, swim in the ocean, watch the sunset, stroke an animal, feed the birds or even weed the garden. Submerging yourself in nature, and you
will experience silent, unconditional, utter bliss and peace from your core. Every time I’m in nature, I find that time literally stops and thoughts quiet. All that’s left is the beautiful sounds of birds chirping, water trickling, winds howling, and all the gaps of nature’s silence inbetween. Reading spiritual books or articles, listening to enlightened masters, practicing
yoga or listening to music that you resonate with, dancing and moving your body will feed and nourish your silent core within. Meditation is the ultimate channel and food for inner silence. However, unlike nature, which is effortless silence, meditation may be slightly more challenging. Sitting or lying there unmoving and in quietude, the brain may seem anything but silent or still.
The more I listen and follow, the stronger it becomes. It has about it an air of strength, love, wisdom, and joy. It works magic, it leads me to meet people I am meant to meet, go to places I am meant to go, and do things I am meant to do. With devotion and commitment, the work of maintaining and sustaining your silence will naturally become a joyful routine and not a chore.
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PHARMACY Q: How did I get this cold sore what can I do to help it heal? A: Cold sores are blisters on or around the lips caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). The virus is contagious and spreads through contact with the lesion kissing, sharing a fork, beverage Paul Brooks or towel. After first exposure, the Pharmacist virus lays dormant in nerve cells and may recur at times of stress, fatigue, fever, sun/wind exposure. Upon recurrence, a tingling sensation may be felt followed by blister formation, rupture, scab and healing all of which lasts 1-2 weeks. There are topical creams over-the-counter to ease the discomfort of the blister and prescription medicines that may shorten the duration of the cold sore. Your phamarcist would be happy to discuss the various options.
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LEgAL SERVICES Q: My Husband and I are planning to sell our home. How does the Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”) affect our sale? A: While there is no HST applicable to the sale price of Michelle Perry the home, HST is applicable to the real estate commission B.A.,LL.B. and legal fees. But don’t forget, HST is also applicable to other aspects of your move such as the cost of hiring professional movers, rental vehicles, and packing supplies. If you would like to know more about how HST affects your move, please give me a call.
VETERINARY SERVICES Q: Are animals allergic to insect bites? A: They can be. Allergic reactions are varied from mild local redness and irritation to anaphylactic responses. Some dogs or cats are more sensitive than others. Ants Dr. Andrew Sparling tend to cause small bites on the belly. Wasps and bees can also cause D.V.M. local problems or more significant swelling which may become urgent depending on location and severity. Fleas usually are just locally irritating but some animals suffer from a disease know as Flea Allergy Dermatitis which can be horrifically itchy and cause the animal to self traumatize. Treatments depend on the animal, the bug in question and the level of the immune response to the bite. Talk to your veterinary care team about options for your pet if you are concerned about insects in your area.
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Q: Why is it important to wear a mouth guard while participating in sporting activities?
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A: A mouth guard is a soft plastic or laminate device used in sports to prevent oral injuries to the teeth, mouth, cheeks, tongue and jaw. Children and adults involved in contact or non-contact sports should consider wearing a mouth guard to prevent injuries to the mouth. The types of dental injuries that can occur are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth and fractured jaws. Any athlete may be at risk for oral injury and any injury can be prevented with the use of a mouth guard. Child or adult, a mouth guard is essential for all athletes.
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Hearing Freedom is what’s best for You! Keeping you connected with everything and everyone, your ability to hear is priceless. Unfortunately, one in ten of us suffer from hearing loss. If gnored, even the slightest hearing loss has significant consequences. You become disconnected from your world as loved ones become mumblers and asking to repeat becomes a nuisance. Your safety and independence is compromised. You risk misdiagnoses, diminishing cognitive abilities and depression. Indeed, untreated or improperly treated hearing loss has a pronounced negative impact on your quality of life. Although the negative impact of untreated hearing loss is universal, the details of your hearing ability and hearing needs are unique to you. Consequently, overcoming even the slightest hearing loss is best achieved if the solution selected is just as distinctive as you are. To achieve this, all products available need to be considered and discussed. Fortunately, at Hearing Solutions Clinic your freedom of choice is held paramount. So much so, it is rebranding to Hearing Freedom this
year! Locally grown, owned and operated, this clinic adopts a unique and refreshing approach to patient care which drastically differs with that of retail settings, larger clinics and manufacturer owned chains. In 2001, as a newly graduated Audiologist, Rosanne McNamee, Doctor of Audiology, had many interviews for positions at local dispensaries. At each establishment she was disappointed to find the same thing; the interviews had nothing to do with her knowledge and skills, they instead focused on the number of hearing aid units she was expected to sell and the company’s affiliation to a given Manufacturer. “That was not my idea of proper hearing health care,” says McNamee. “I wanted to focus on my patients’ needs, not sales. I wanted to be able to consider everything available, not just the product lines providing the employer the biggest profit margins. I wanted to be driven by satisfied customers and by their improved quality of life.” And so she decided to set up her own business, doing it her way and putting patients first,
offering true Hearing Freedom. Now, nearly 15 years later, she continues to help patients stay young, active and socially connected. Rosanne’s clinic offers a program of care where there are no limitations on service or product. Unlike larger companies and chains, there is no predetermined product or plan. Each and every patient’s intervention plan is as unique as they are. The experience begins with a thorough assessment which is followed by a detailed needs assessment and continued follow-up. Throughout, the patient’s opinions and concerns are held paramount. “We don’t give up until our patients’ hearing needs are met.” explains McNamee, “We offer a 90-day trial period on all hearing aids. This extensive trial gives patients the confidence that they have chosen the right solution for them, their lifestyle and hearing needs.” Furthermore, there are no Hearing Instrument Practitioners or Hearing Instrument Specialists on staff. Patients are rather seen by the owner, a bilingual Audiologist who holds a Doctoral degree in Audiology. She is qualified to
service both children and adults, whether they are private pay or third party supported (WCB, VAC, ACSD, etc). “Hearing is complex and so are today’s hearing aids,” McNamee explains. “Dealing with the most qualified health care professional, in the most independent setting, is crucial.” At this unique clinic you will never worry whether or not you have chosen the best place to trust with your hearing needs. This grass-roots business model is very rare in today’smarket and it is this refreshing approach that sets them apart from other hearing companies. That is why none of the core values, beliefs and principles will change as they rebrand to the name Hearing Freedom this year. So, if you believe in your right to the best, fullest and most customized service available, make sure you consult Rosanne McNamee in Manotick. You won’t regret the short drive!
Giving you Hearing Freedom!
Parking is free. Home visits optional. Wheelchair Friendly. For more information visit www.hearingfreedom.com
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Manotick 5528 Ann Street Manotick, ON K4M 1A2 Rosanne McNamee, Doctor of Audiology
Tel: (613) 692-7375