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CBN SMALL BUSINESS MONTH TRADE SHOW - Come celebrate the fabulous business community in Cornwall as a visitor or a participant. Getting a booth is easy. Join the Cornwall Business Network for $99.00/yr and get your booth for free or as a non member you can showcase your business for $75.00. The trade show takes place Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00pm until 9:00pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

FREE CHILI DINNER FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY - The Social Development Council will be hosting a candle light vigil from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 340 Pitt St. in front of the Cornwall Justice Building in the evening of October 17th 2013. With guest speakers from local poverty relief organizations, a representative from City Hall and a free chili dinner to follow at the Seaway Valley Community Health Centre in honour of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty can be traced back to October 17, 1987. On that date, more than 100,000 people gathered in Paris, France, to honour the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. Since that moment, individuals and organizations worldwide observed October 17 as a day to renew their commitment in collaborating towards eradicating poverty. The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area in partnership with members of the Poverty Working Group, Cornwall and Area Housing, The Ontario Labour Council and the Seaway Valley Community Health Centre are pleased to host a local event on October 17th to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in Cornwall Ontario. The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area invites you to become more aware of poverty around you, and join us in our candle light vigil to help mark this event. Simply

because you may not see it every day, does not mean it does not exist - Poverty in our community is real. Raising awareness is the first step towards eradication of poverty. Help your friends and neighbours who might be living close to or below the low income cut off. Come join us on October 17th 2013 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm to participate in our event and start to make a difference where it matters most - in our community.

CORNWALL TO SHOWCASE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT NATIONAL JOB FAIR - Cornwall will be front and centre promoting local employment opportunities at the National Job Fair in Montreal this October. The National Job Fair takes place October 17-18 at Place Bonaventure, and Cornwall Economic Development will have a booth at the show. The Cornwall booth is 460A. “There are a wide variety of job opportunities in Cornwall at the current time, and we think people in Montreal and Western Quebec will find that interesting,” said Mark Boileau, Manager of Cornwall Economic Development Officer. “We hope to attract new residents to Cornwall, and one of the best ways to do that is with the potential of a new job.” The City has seen a number of companies launch recent recruitment drives in the area, including Sobeys, Urban Planet, UAP, Scotiabank, Atelka and Olymel. In addition to those, Eleven Points Logistics and other major companies continue to hire to fill positions in their operations. “The job market in Cornwall is competitive right now and there is a lot of choice for the job seeker,” says Jason Jesmer, Client Relationship Manager with the Cornwall office of Drake International. The City will be promoting local job postings at the National Job Fair, many of which can be viewed on line on job boards like the one at “Our Employment Opportunities page is the most popular part of the Choose Cornwall website, and one which we work hard to update every day,” says Bob Peters, Senior Development Officer with Cornwall Economic Development. “Our goal is to give people one online resource to discover why Cornwall is a great place to live – and work.” In addition to the prospects of a new job, there are a number of compelling reasons to move to Cornwall, including an affordable cost of living and some world-class recreational amenities. The average sale price of a house in Cornwall is far less than in Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto, and the cost of electricity is amongst the lowest in Ontario. Ontario residents also benefit from lower income tax rates than Quebec residents. “We’re looking forward to talking to people about Cornwall at the Job Fair, and inviting them to come visit and take a closer look,” said Mr. Peters. NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TO TOWER OVER DOWNTOWN CORNWALL CORNER SECOND AND SYDNEY - JC Godard is a busy man. He is putting the finishing touches on one development and at the same time already planning the construction

schedule for his next project: Knox City Centre. Knox City Centre is a mixed use multi-storey building that will feature 36 executive apartments with commercial office space on the ground floor. The building will offer tenants amazing views of the Downtown with the nearby St. Lawrence River being visible from the top floors. The new building is located at corner of Second and Sydney Streets. Although similar in design to the King’s Landing project, Knox City Centre will have a number of unique features, including a colour scheme that will be complementary to nearby buildings such as the Cornwall Public Library. “This is a project that gives people a chance to reconnect with one of the most exciting areas of Cornwall,” says JC Godard, owner of Tri-Star Living. “The building will offer luxury type amenities while at the same time taking advantage of the very best in energy-efficient construction.” Knox City Centre complex will be 7 stories tall, creating an instant landmark in the downtown core. The building design incorporates attractive architectural features that include a stone/stucco exterior and large panoramic windows and expansive balconies. “We expect interest in these apartments to be as strong as King’s Landing – which leased out in just 3 months,” added Mr. Godard. “We offer a selection ranging from two-bedroom suites at 1650 sq.ft. to one-bedroom apartments at 1,000 sq.ft..” “This is yet another quality residential project by Mr. Godard, who should be commended for his vision,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “New housing choices will help meet demand as we attract new residents to Cornwall.” “Downtown Cornwall continues to see investment and the revitalization of key properties,” said Ken Bedford, Supervisor of Planning for the City. “The site was already serviced and zoned appropriately and therefore could be considered a turn-key development site.” The construction of Knox City Centre is the third major development project by Mr. Godard in Cornwall in the past 3 years. In addition to the nearly completed King’s Landing in the east end, the Riverdale Terrace retirement residence in the west end continues to turn heads. Knox City Centre is scheduled for occupancy in the spring of 2015. You can learn more about Knox City Centre by visiting the presentation centre at 1146 Montreal Road from 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, or online at

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CORNWALL PLAYING HOST TO 2014 ONTARIO HERITAGE CONFERENCE - Over 200 heritage professionals and municipal and provincial administrators from across Ontario will gather in Cornwall over three days next May for the 2014 Ontario Heritage Conference. The 26th annual conference will feature a variety of guest speakers, Continued on next page

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Presented by Jason Setnyk seminars and workshops focusing on heritage conservation, heritage tourism and other related topics. In addition, conference participants will have a chance to discover the Cornwall area’s rich heritage first-hand through tours of the Cotton Mills District, the Lost Villages Museum and a dinner at the Cornwall Armoury, among other events.“As one of Ontario’s oldest communities, the City of Cornwall is very proud to host the Ontario Heritage Conference,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “In recent years, the City of Cornwall has established itself as a model for the adaptive re-use of historically-significant properties. From the restored Central Public School to the ongoing redevelopment of the Cotton Mills District, we are finding a way to support new uses for heritage sites while also maintaining the important links to our past.” The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging The Past, Crossing Into The Future” – a reference to the new low-level bridge being built in Cornwall. “The committee feels the new bridge is a ‘new beginning’ for Cornwall and an attraction we can build upon, to further enhance the presence of our community,” said Ginette Guy, Chair of the 2014 Ontario Heritage Conference Organizing Committee. “There will be something for everyone, Nav Centre Cornwall, Ontario at this conference, giving attendees a chance to learn and gain valuable tools and ideas while discovering our region’s rich heritage.” Confirmed speakers at the event include Dr. Avi Friedman of McGill University, Dr. Carol Payne of Carleton University and Mark Brandt, a Senior Conservation Architect with MTBA Associates Inc.

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SARAULT AND BOURRET BACK WITH CORNWALL RIVER KINGS - The River Kings have added two very important pieces to the puzzle. Veterans Yves Sarault and Alex Bourret have come to terms with the team. Co-owner David Small couldn’t be happier with the new additions. “We are doing everything possible to go over and above the fan’s expectations,” said Small. “These guys will help guide some of the younger players in the right direction.”

Sarault had four goals and 15 assists in 22 games for the River Kings in 2012-13. His leadership skills are undeniable, but Sarault’s calming presence on the blueline doesn’t hurt either – he is after all entering his 22nd year as a pro. The 40-year-old was a draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens back in 1991. Sarault, who is a coach at the Ontario Hockey Academy in Cornwall, was also an assistant for Team Canada at the under-18 world championship in Sochi, Russia last year. Bourret suited up in 31 games for the River Kings last season, scoring 12 goals and 20 assists. The gritty forward also had 58 penalty minutes. Bourret, who turns 27 on Saturday, is a former first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers. Bourret was a sparkplug for Cornwall last season and he may be best remembered by local fans for his devastating hit on Saint-Georges defenceman Louis-Philippe Lachance in last year’s playoffs.

Letters & Opinions BRIAN LYNCH TALKS ABOUT GAS PLANT CANCELLATIONS - I am not surprised by the Ontario auditor general’s report showing much higher costs for the cancellation of the gas plant in Oakville. For the past 2 years, the Liberal Government has attempted to cover up the real cost of the cancellation of the gas plants in Mississauga and Oakville in order to win 5 seats in the October 6, 2011 provincial election. They even prorogued the Ontario legislature last October for 4 months to shut down debate on this issue. The Ontario auditor general's report indicates the total cost of cancelling both the gas plants now stands at between $950 million and $1.1 billion. This is part of the deplorable Liberal record of broken promises, cuts to public services, cynical politics, inept management of E-Health and Ornge air ambulance, and costly scandals. This is why the NDP proposed in the Ontario budget the establishment of the Financial Accountability Office modelled on the federal Parliamentary Budget Office. The Financial Accountability Office will provide independent oversight and public information about government spending and will stop spending scandals before they start. The Ontario NDP under the leadership of Andrea Horwath has been getting results at Queen’s Park to create jobs, make life affordable, reduce home care wait times, provide a fairer tax system, and make the Liberal Government accountable. When the next provincial election comes, people will see the NDP as the clear progressive alternative to the tired, discredited, arrogant Liberals and the slash and burn Hudak Conservatives who want to cut essential public services and make Ontario a low wage province. The people of Ontario deserve better. Brian Lynch is the President of the SDSG Provincial NDP Riding Association.

JIM MCDONELL TALKS ABOUT ONTARIO LIBERALS MISMANAGEMENT OF BILLION DOLLARS Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk confirms the cancellation of the Oakville gas plant will cost Ontarians in the order of $815 million. The report was released today. “This latest energy scandal only adds to the $275 million cost of the cancelled Mississauga power plant,” said Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell. “Both cancellations were political decisions in an attempt to save vulnerable Liberal seats in the Greater Toronto Area. This Liberal seatsaver program cost Ontario taxpayers $1.1 billion overall and was nothing but a campaign expense on the backs of all Ontarians.” The report furthermore highlights how the Government, in the rush to cancel the plant, waived the protection against damages originally written into the contract. If the company could not overcome the regulatory hurdles placed by unwilling municipalities and the start date had suffered a delay greater than 24 months, the contract would have lapsed with no penalty. The City of Oakville had committed to a Supreme Court appeal that would have certainly delayed the project beyond the two year deadline. “This only confirms the government’s total disregard for the taxpayer” – commented MPP Jim McDonell. In May 2012, the Ontario PC Caucus pushed for the disclosure of all documents related to the two cancelled gas plants in order to investigate the matter in a Legislative Committee. Premier Wynne finally ordered the Auditor General investigation last March to avoid a second contempt motion being brought forward. “In less than 18 months, the Government has been found in contempt of the Legislature, under OPP investigations for illegal activities at ORNGE Air Ambulance and for the deletion of Government records,” - continued MPP McDonell. “Knowing what would transpire, the Liberals blocked us every step of the way. They even prorogued the legislature for months while their former leader resigned to avoid providing the truth to Ontarians. I commend the work of the Auditor-General. The people of Ontario deserve to know how much of their hard-earned money this Liberal Government is willing to waste for their own political gain, signing away contract protections in the process. When is enough, enough? We need an Energy policy that is part of an overall economic plan that is designed to make us competitive again in this fast-changing world. It is time for Tim Hudak and our PC Caucus to lead Ontario Again!” Jim McDonell is MPP for SDSG.

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Very busy time of year… I love Fall, it truly is my favorite time of the year. I love wearing sweatshirts and taking beautiful nature trail walks in our surrounding area and then coming home to a great homemade soup. Of course Thanksgiving is a huge part of October, where we gather with our loved ones and share precious time together. Life is short, so make sure to take the time to let them know how much you love them. Very busy time of year…I love Fall, it truly is my favorite time of the year. I love wearing sweatshirts and taking beautiful nature trail walks in our surrounding area and then coming home to a great homemade soup. Of course Thanksgiving is a huge part of October, where we gather with our loved ones and share precious time together. Life is short, so make sure to take the time to let them know how much you love them. *Tomorrow, Saturday , October 12th, I will be open 9am to NOON only*…. I am off to Montreal for the week-end with my hubby. I will also have my special little friend Spencer selling some amazing, warm apple cider…he will be donating part of his funds towards my charity (Agape Centre)…. It will be great to have him at my shop once again…he is a very giving soul. Thanks Spencer!!!

Since the time I have opened my shop many of you have donated toward my “Green Tea for Charity”…I am very happy to announce that $100 was raised for Maison Baldwin House…. Thanks for your generosity!

My chosen charity for the months of October, November and December will be Agape Centre. A great non-profit local organization that so needs our help especially at this time of the year. With winter and Christmas just around the corner let’s make a great effort to help our fellowman. Thanks for your generosity!!! Our next “Introduction to juicing workshop” will be held on Friday, October 18th, 6pm to 9 pm….this is a great way to learn how to prepare your body for a juicing cleanse. This is a partial juicing (still have fiber in your diet), showing you all the ins and outs, tips on how to do it in a safe manner, preparing your body in a healthy way. You will see demos, taste test, get great recipe links and enjoy an amazing juicing health documentary as well. If you have been curious of what this is all about, this is definitely the best opportunity….. come and live what everyone is talking about, learn how giving energy to your cells will rejuvenate your body…….for more information email me at … In health, Sylvie Thibert (The Health Nut) 613-931-3119 or 613-662-3834

Although the fungi did not come close to being some of the largest samples documented, they were of considerable size, as seen in the picture below. Giant puffballs are a rare sighting as they are uncommon and extremely localized. If you see them in one spot, you can bet you will find them there again the following year. Oh, and giant puffballs are edible and quite tasty!


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We have many fun, meditative, and informative concerts and workshops coming to Spirit Tree Yoga this fall and winter. First up on Friday, October 18th from 6-9pm, I will be co-hosting our 9th Juicing event with Cornwall’s Thibert. Sylvie Nut, Health The own, very We have had so much fun hosting these Juicing workshops and we have literally seen lives be transformed by the power of juicing. Juicing is a wonderful way to help your body become more alive and vital. If you are looking to lose weight, or boost your health and do something good for your body, then you don’t want to miss our workshop “Introduction to Juicing” coming on Friday, October 18th. You can purchase tickets at the studio or contact me at to reserve your spot. We only have 30 spots available and half are already taken. Please contact us as soon as possible to get your ticket to this fun, and informative inspirational evening. Past Right: , Parties BirthdayPhoto Champions Juicing Events,

It’s harvest time again. Of course, harvest season may not mean that much to you if you don’t work in agriculture. Nonetheless, you can learn a lot from those who do — especially in your role as an investor. Here are a few of these lessons to consider: “Feed” your portfolio. Through the proper combination of fertilizers and irrigation, farmers seek to maximize the growth of their crops. And if you want to give your portfolio the opportunity to grow, you need to “feed” it with the right mix of investments. This generally means you’ll need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks and stock-based securities. Keep in mind, though, that the value of these types of investments will fluctuate, sometimes sharply — and there’s no guarantee you won’t lose some or all of your principal. Be patient. Crops don’t grow overnight. Farmers know that they will put in countless hours of work before they see the fruits of their labours. And they know that, along the way, they will likely experience setbacks caused by a variety of issues: too much rain, too little rain, insect infestations — the list goes on and on. When you invest, you shouldn’t expect to “get rich quick” — and you can expect to experience obstacles in the form of bear markets, economic downturns, changes in legislation and so forth. Continuing to invest for the long term and focusing more on longterm results than short-term success can help you as you work toward your objectives.

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On Sunday, November 3rd, we will be hosting an Art and Yoga Workshop featuring local artist Sandra Taylor-Hedges. In this workshop we will create our Inner Goddess using different mediums of art. You need no art experience to participate as Sandra will guide us through the process. We will also combine yoga and meditation to truly connect with our inner life and goddess. This will be a beautiful way connect to yourself, and enjoy a lovely afternoon.

Respond to your investment “climate”. Farmers can’t control the weather, but they can respond to it. So, for example, when it’s been dry for a long time, they can boost their irrigation. As an investor, you can’t control the economic “climate,” but you can make adjustments. To illustrate: If all signs point to rising long-term interest rates, which typically have a negative effect on long-term bond prices, you may need to consider reducing your exposure, at least for a while, to these bonds. Diversify. Farmers face a variety of risks, including bad weather and fluctuating prices. They can help combat both threats through diversification. For instance, they can plant some crops that are more drought-resistant than others, so they won’t face complete ruin when the rains don’t fall. As an investor, you should also diversify; if you only owned one type of financial asset, and that asset class took a big hit, you could sustain large losses. But spreading your dollars among an array of investments — such as stocks, bonds, cash and other vehicles — may help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. (Be aware, though, that diversification by itself can’t guarantee a profit or protect against loss.) Relatively few of us toil in the fields to make our living. But by understanding the challenges of those who farm the land, we can learn some techniques that may help us to nurture our investments. Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL. If you are a girl 8-16 years of age then register for the International Day of the Girl which will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at La Citadelle. This will give you an opportunity to come and celebrate and enjoy FREE workshops focusing on healthy lifestyles, self esteem and the arts. There are only 200 spots available so visit to register. Bereaved Families of Ontario Teens Grief Worksop from 9 am to 2:30 pm. 216 Montreal Rd. Register deadline October 11th. Call: 613.936.1455 and help the healing begin.


SUNDAY OCT 13 Creation Science Centre located at the back of the Cornwall Wesleyan Church, is open every Sunday. Come and see what we’re all about...

Worship and the word. Fountaingate Christian Assembly. 10:30 am With Pastor Brad Montsion. 949 Mohawk Drive, Cornwall Happy 5th Birthday TRINITYFAITH! We love you very very very much and hope you’ll get lots of presents! Have fun on your special day! mom and dad and all your brothers. xxx



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WED OCT 16 Day at 7 pm. Knox-St.Paul's United Church, 800 12th St. E. Refreshments, conversation, film screening: A Place at the Table. Smart City Toastmasters Club meetings held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at the St. Lawrence College-Cornwall Campus River Room #3150, 2 St. Lawrence Drive, Cornwall contact info says Bob Lebrun (613)932-4792

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BIG and join 9 other communities across Eastern Ontario on October 18th by dressing in purple. Help us paint our community and Eastern Ontario Purple! PRIZES: All students in school who participate in dressing purple will get a ballot to win two tickets to see P!nk live in concert – Truth About Love world tour in Montreal. Anyone who is part of a business/organization who particiaptes will get a ballot to win a Tim Horton’s prize Package!

ONGOING Through to Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 14 ROB McINTOSH VILLAGE, Lancaster Best Thanksgiving Event ever!A 5 Day Flea Market & Special Events Activities Including a Parade of Nations.

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A Night of Live Music for the Animals” fundraiser, 5:30. Live bands, including The Goodluck Assembly (Maxville’s Bruce and Mike Libbos), as well as Glengarry’s popular celtic rock band, Bang on the Ear, and Cornwall’s Heatley, as well as karaoke by Jukebox Pete. all ages, hosted by Kim Sullivan.There will be free snacks, a cash bar, used book sale, door prizes and a silent auction. The Legion kitchen will be open selling pub-style finger foods. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards assisting and providing comfortable homes for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. $10 for kids 5 – 12. Free for kids under 5. Every ticket purchased is entered into the grand prize draw. Tickets are available at Berrigan’s Pub in Lancaster, or email or call Angie at 613-662-7162 for tickets. More information at SATURDAY OCT. 12 - Canadian Motorcycle Cruisers - Country Side Ride, Through SD&G. Weather Permitting!! Leaving from Tim Hortons, Long Sault, ON. Kickstands up at 10 am. Come early for a coffee and muffin.... There aren't too many riding days left, lets make the most of it while we can....

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the designated cook for desserts. Some kind of pie will certainly find it's way on the menu. You might like to try this crazy pie, combining pumpkin and pecan pie all in one. Just a dollop of real whipped cream or a scoopful of vanilla ice cream will make it perfect.


INGREDIENTS: FOR THE PUMPKIN LAYER: 1 extra large egg 1 cup of canned or fresh pumpkin puree ( Do not use pumpkin pie filling, It must be pure pumpkin with no other ingredients.) Try Sharyn's Pantry organic canned pumpkin for a real treat! 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

FOR THE PECAN LAYER: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 extra large eggs 2/3 cup golden corn syrup 3 tbsp. butter, melted 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla 1 cup of pecan halves to sprinkle over top of the pumpkin filling in the pie plate


by Kris Ward

METHOD: - First, line a 9" deep pie plate with uncooked pastry. Home-made or store bought. FOR THE PUMPKIN LAYER: -In a bowl, beat the one egg with the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, nutmeg and cinnamon. -Pour this mixture into the pastry lined pie plate.

Thanksgiving at Home Thanksgiving is in just a few days, and like many parents with a college or university aged child, it is the first time I will see Brad since he returned to college for Fall semester. Our Thanksgiving will be spent in my hometown of Cornwall, where the majority of my family will gather to give thanks for all that this year has meant. The distance does pose an issue as times shift to accommodate the students who have to be back early, and the travel can be daunting, but it is worth it. Preparing a big Thanksgiving meal is always a challenge, but my mom has an even bigger one this year, since after much deliberation, the family will be gathering from Sudbury, Belleville and Kingston at my parents’ home, and doesn’t the oven break down beyond repair! She is ordering a new one but it likely won’t be in until after Thanksgiving. Personally, I am not coming for the food and sandwiches or takeout would be fine with me, but the plan is for her to prepare it at my sister’s house which is one house away from my mom. Talk about bad timing. One family member has to work and will not be journeying back home for the holiday, and this is something we will need to get used to. My niece Monika is moving to Houston Texas next month for a great employment opportunity in the nursing field. I am happy for her as it will mean new adventures, and since at this point in her life, she can do this, then why not? On the other hand, I will miss her. She is my only family in Kingston and since moving here we have went for dinner, the

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I planted buttercup squash in my garden this year. They are a round squash about 8" or so in size. They are green with some white stripes. I find they are the sweetest squash- very tasty. To cook them, just pierce them in 5 or 6 places with sharp knife tip. Place the squash on a folded layer of parchment paper in your microwave oven. Set the time to cook on HIGH for about 30 minutes. -To check for doneness, stick the knife into the squash. If it pierces into the centre of the squash easily, the squash is cooked enough. -Wearing oven mitts, lift the squash with the parchment paper onto a cutting board. Allow the squash to cool slightly. -Cut the top off the squash as you would carve a pumpkin. Carefully, scrape out the seeds. (You can wash off the seeds and bake them for a treat with some garlic salt or chili powder and salt and pepper. ) -Scoop out all of the squash and place it in a bowl. Mash it along with a pat of butter, salt and pepper and a little brown sugar if you like. You can add some cinnamon or nutmeg if you wish. -By using your microwave to cook the squash, you will free up your oven for the turkey, dressing and pies. You can also do this the day ahead, and just warm it up to serve along with your feast. -You can freeze the squash after cooking it this way. I freeze most of my squash, cooked this way in ziploc bags. It will keep for a couple of years in your deep freezer. To serve, just heat it up and its ready to go. ENJOY!

movies, concerts and trips downtown. This is the first time someone I care for has moved so far away, but thanks to social media, we will be able to stay in touch. Who knows, maybe one day in the future I will venture to Texas to see her, always wanted to visit it. I suggested she start writing, even if it is just for her. She’s always been a great writer and the adventures she will have will be memorable. There is twenty years difference between us and she’s a July baby like me, so we have shared many birthday celebrations. On top of being my niece, she is also my goddaughter. Thanksgiving! If you really think about it, what does it mean to you? I have given this a lot of thought especially now with the dynamics shifting. Some cannot return home or loved ones have passed and so new traditions are formed. Both my son and I have had invitation extended from friends in case we couldn’t travel home, and that means a lot to us. Wherever you are and whoever you celebrate with, enjoy not only the food but the company. Enjoy the leaves changing colour, the warm weather before temperatures plummet and the time to catch up with loved ones. Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on all you are grateful for, share some laughs, some great food and start some new traditions. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Standard Rules A lot of fights can happen between parents and teens because typical teens don't keep their rooms organized and clean. It is their space, so if seeing the way they keep it upsets you, make an agreement with your teen to keep the door to their room closed. Try offering to help organize their room if it’s the first (or even the tenth) time. If the issue is causing a lot of grief or seems beyond you and your teen, consider hiring a professional organizer; teens might be more inclined to work with someone neutral. After the initial heavy lifting, request that your teen maintain the room once a week. Remember to practice what you preach. Think of something special your teenager wants as a reward to help motivate them to accomplish the task. Both parties must keep their agreement, or live with the consequences. Try to remember, teenagers tend to assign emotional value to items you may find meaningless. To help the work go faster, suggest your teen crank on their favorite music and groove through the organization process. To start the process for the first time, prepare three bins labeled: ‘Discard’, ‘Recycle/Donate/Auction’, and ‘Return To Where It Belongs’ (for all those things your teen brings to their bedroom from around the house that don’t belong there).

Clothes • • • • •

Ask your teen to try on all of their clothes, and put the ones that don't fit in the ‘Donate’ bin. Divide clothes that hang from those stored in drawers, and place additional hangers in the closet. Consult the closet organization instructions from last week’s article, available online at the Seeker’s website, Maximize drawer space by adding dividers to hold separate items in the same drawer, ensuring everything is kept neatly. Place a clothes hamper for dirty clothes in a corner of the room or in a closet. Teach you're teen to do laundry, which should help in keeping clothes folded or hung.

School Area

• Designate an area for school supplies and computer use. • Purchase a corner desk to take advantage of the small space they occupy. Find one that takes full advantage of the vertical space with lots of shelves above and drawers and shelves below. • Keep supplies such as paperclips, tape, and pens stored using open interlocking stacking plastic containers. They are inexpensive and can be picked up at any dollar, hardware, lifestyle, or big box department store. • Store books and ongoing projects up off the desk surface on shelves when they’re not being read or worked on. • Put the computer on the desk with the printer on a shelf above, or if your desk is equipped with one, the built-in computer storage cupboard. If you use a built-in cupboard, make sure the ventilation holes are not blocked or covered because your computer will overheat, possibly causing irreparable damage and the corruption or loss of your files. Make sure the computer, and all electronics, are plugged into a power bar with surge protection. If ever the power spikes (if lightning strikes, for example), your electronic stuff won’t be destroyed. • Get your teen a monthly desk calendar to help keep them organized. If you’re both comfortable with it, use a Smartphone app, or an online resource such as Google Calendar. With some online applications, your teen’s calendar can be set to automatically mesh with your calendar, which will automatically notify you and your teen of any schedule items entered that involve your teen. In any case, you’ll both be better able to keep track of school projects and the next important social event. TV/Play/Electronics

By Tish Gibbs

Part 4 of 6 - TEENAGER'S ROOM - 1 (in 3 parts)


with Marie Morrell

Packrat Organization 101

Organizing A Bedroom - All Ages

What a great fall we are having! I just came from a dog walk and rescued a caterpillar from the road, one of those brown and black caterpillars. We used to make little houses out of twigs like miniature log cabins. We created roads, fences, ponds and forests from mini branches which we stuck into the ground. The fun was in the making of the caterpillar village. We would then “play” with the caterpillars, placing them in the houses or try to make them walk down the roads. There seemed to be lots of these critters. Once one was found, it was easy to find another, and another. Fall is such a great time to be out, especially when the leaves are changing, and the light filtering through has lost the bright glare of summer. Colours seem more vibrant. The air is clear. There is often a cooler breeze even if the temperature seems like July. It’s time to be out hiking! Last week I saw my first ever Boreal Chickadee while hiking on Noonmark Mountain. The view from the top was spectacular, and amongst the group of hikers I could sense a mood of exhilaration, of contentment, of accomplishment.

I was very concerned recently to hear of the lack of Monarch butterflies this year. Apparently they flew too far north this summer, due to global warming, and now the trip back south is too long for them. I wonder, is this like the canary in the coal mine, and we don’t even know it? Most of us go about our daily lives unaware of what is happening in the natural world. Can we afford to do this? I had the privilege of being on a Canada wide telephone forum with David Suzuki. After tabulating responses from us, the participants, it was found that a great number of us have lost our childhood nature refuges to concrete and “progress”. I know we cannot stop this progress completely. We cannot turn back the clock. I am convinced however, that we can save the many wild, and not so wild, places that remain, and we can make wiser choices than we have in the past.

• Remove the clutter of electronic equipment from the floor. Create a storage shelf for it on the wall. • Have your teen find the best viewing location from the bed or desk, and install the television on the wall. • Designate areas for the storage of CD's, DVD's, video games, controllers, and stereo or digital music systems. • Find a tall bookcase, or install vertical shelves, but make sure there’s enough shelving to get everything up off of the floor. • Gather any exposed wires and bundle them together. Try to keep them safely tucked away to minimize the tripping hazard. Try not to pinch or wrap the cables too tightly. Worn cables can damage sensitive equipment, or even spark a fire.

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roadSIGNS by Betty Healey

So, this is my invitation to all my readers to begin focusing on gratitude and, just in case you don’t make time daily for this, to mark every Tuesday, from this point forward, as the day to acknowledge your gratitudes. From now on think of Tuesday as GratiTuesday (nice play on words, non?) By the way, introducing gratitude into your life has been shown to have many benefits, not the least of which is to look at life differently and to bring your attention to all the great and good things happening in your life. Having a gratitude practice been shown to increase positivity, improve your sense of well-being and make you more attractive energetically to others. For those of you who are parents, introducing children to a gratitude practice has been shown to improve self-esteem and academic performance. Most importantly, gratitude is FREE!

To help you to get started, I have created an acronym based on GRATITUDE. G= Great, finding ways to notice and celebrate all the amazing things happening in your life and around you that you typically fail to notice. R= Respect, respecting yourself enough to acknowledge yourself for your accomplishments rather than noticing what you fail to get done; taking opportunities to model respect to others by acknowledging their greatness A= Awareness, paying attention to life, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary, noticing the SIGNS which cross your path every day and which may be passing you by, pausing and wondering what it all means T= Truth, telling yourself the truth about who you are, activating your self-coach so as to tune of the inner critic (who does not tell the truth), reminding yourself that you are unique and that every day you make a difference in the life of at least one other person I= Intuition, listening to and living from what you know is right for you, embracing your great qualities and strengths and living from that place, allowing your heart to guide your actions while turning down the volume on all of life’s ‘shoulds’ T= Team/Community, surrounding yourself with your perfect team, those who you love and who love you, those who are your fans and who see you uniqueness and celebrate your contributions U= Unconstrained FUN, laughter and joy and sharing this with your family and friends, engaging in activities which light you up! D= Daring, engaging in at least one new activity or adventure every month, taking the risk to stretch your pre-conceived notion of who you are and being successful, then celebrating your success. E= Environment, taking in random acts of beauty, sunrises and sunsets, the kaleidoscope of fall colors or the pristine whiteness of new snow, a thoughtful letter or complement from a friend or client, noticing that beauty lives in your environment every day.

Sea Cadet Reunion Wrap-up Presentation Report and photo: Don Smith Last Monday evening a delegation from the R.C.S.C.C. 110 Stormont 60th Anniversary Reunion Committee presented Navy League President Kathleen Dixon with a cheque in the amount of $1500 to help fund sea cadet training needs. The Reunion took place over three days on the June 1st weekend, drawing a small yet enthusiastic crowd. Committee members Don Smith and John Bulloch spearheaded a special-edition anniversary Memory Book, pulling together memories from the corps' inception to the present. A limited number of copies are available by calling Monique at 613-936-0638. Photo (L to R): Marc Bissonnette, Ross McDonald, Carole McDonald, Lt Wendy Bougie, Kathleen Dixon (NL), Jerry Joanisse, Jose Vargas Absent from photo: Don Smith, John Bulloch, Cindy Lebrun, Monique Branchaud, Ernie Filion, Tim Porter

Putting Gratitude into Practice: Here’s the plan, if you dare to join me. Each GratiTuesday, post your gratitudes on Facebook, record your gratitudes in a special ‘gratitude journal’ or share your gratitudes with your family just before dinner or while tucking your kids into bed. Make it a weekly practice and have some fun sharing with others. I actually think this is way more exciting than Meatless Monday! Betty Healey Betty Healey is an award winning author, coach and inspiring speaker. Join Betty and Jim for a one-day Living Your Strengths Coaching Circle, Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. Details available on our website at or contact Betty at



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On the heels of Meatless Monday, I have decided that every Tuesday also requires a specific theme. In considering what this might be, two SIGNS triggered my choice. First was a conversation with one of my clients who decided that October was going to be gratitude month in her organization and coincidentally, October began on a Tuesday. Secondly, October is the month to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, surely another significant indicator.

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The Seeker Gals gave a workshop with many tips on recognizing the artist’s strengths and knowing how to promote one’s image. Today artists have to understand that an important part of being an artist is allowing time for presentation, networking, media exposure and exhibition participation. “ You must deal with the many new ways out there for the artist to reach out to the public;” says Julia Lucio, “ it is best to fully explore one or two avenues and master them rather than try to know everything and become discouraged.” “Sometimes it is even worth your time to get a professional service to do tasks that require too much learning and equipment” added Mai-Liis Renaud. Don Mitchell shared information on Photography. Photography is an artistic expression, a great way to capture the beauty that surrounds us and a tool used by many artists. With the group he explored the difference between the snapshot and the photograph, the modern approach in comparison to the traditional approach; he also gave us many tips and various observations on ways of taking snapshots. The group also explored information on cameras, attachments and web sites to check for more information on taking photos. Next month promises to be equally interesting for the photography group. Focus Art news updates included a reminder to check out Anita Bonneville Latour's Art exhibition at the Centre Culturel de Cornwall at 124 Anthony. The Seeker Gals introduced their new feature in the Seeker profiling each month an artist to be selected by means of a draw at the monthly Focus Art meetings. The first artist to be featured is Barbara Darling. Look for it in upcoming Seeker editions. Elaine Arkwright announced an upcoming workshop on the art of Batik. Three days. Nov. 12,13,14 0r Nov. 19, 20, and 21: Cost app. 250.00 Interested? email Focus Art 9th Annual Juried Exhibition is at the Cornwall Public Library till Friday October 25th. The next Focus Art meeting will be on Wednesday November 6th, 7pm at Centre Charles Emile Claude on Chevrier. We welcome all artists. Hope to see you there.

with Julia Lucio


FOCUS ART ON LINE NEWS by Rose Desnoyers

L'association Focus Art Association had it's monthly Wednesday October 2nd; the great turnout was treated to the choice of two workshops

Spoiler Alert *** Spoiler Alert *** Spoiler Alert I arrived to the red carpet event of the Seaway Valley Theater Company's production of "The Complete Works of William's Shakespeare (abridged)" early. I had been looking forward to a good laugh all day and wanted to interview some of the key players before the play. I spotted Paul Aubin standing beside a rather tall fellow, talking with a few others. I figured I'd go introduce myself and see if there was anybody remarkable to speak too. "I know you", I said to Aubin. Then, turning to the tall fellow, I said: "But I don't know you! I'm Julia from the Seeker newspaper. And you are?" - "I'm Cameron." - "Nice meeting you! And are you involved in the Play Cameron?" - "You could say that...", he replied, with a puzzled look on his face. - "I mean, I know you're not one of the main actors, because there are only three right? But

Paul Aubin and Cameron MacPhee before I knew he was Cameron MacPhee

you're more like a behind the scenes guy?"

Cameron and Paul quickly glanced at each other as if they were trying to hide a big secret. Cameron replied: "Let's just say that I'm one of Kyle's good friends and leave it at that." I suspected him to be incidental.

I went around the room, interviewed a few more people then took my seat. The play was about to start. Grant Reso was the first actor to take the stage. I know Grant. He's funny. He got into an aircraft emergency safety procedure routine that just sounded ridiculous in the context, then, introduced Kyle Beaudette. Kyle and Grant bounce off each other quite well. There is chemistry. They interact with the crowd. But then, they seem to pick on a guy from the mob, that same tall guy I was speaking to at the beginning, and just as I was getting to feel very sorry for the poor schmuck, he is introduced as the third main actor of the play: Cameron MacPhee. What an idiot I am!

Grant Reso, Kyle Beaudette, Cameron MacPhee and Michael Petrynka

I suddenly feel like I'm part of a Shakespearian play myself. For a minute, everything around me disappears and the spotlight is on me. I feel so small in my otherwise big pants. But soon enough, the loud laughs coming from the crowd and the fast paced dialogue get back my attention. "Oh Well", I thought. "I'll just have to apologize." 97 minutes later, I am in tears. The play completely made me forget what an goof I had been. I was rest assured that no one else paid any attention to my faux pas, thanks to 3 brilliant performers whose job is to actually make fools of themselves and who are quite natural at it. "How do you know if your actors will play well together?" I asked Michael Petrynka, the director of the play. "You don't!", he replied. "It's a chance you take, but it always works out."

Rose Desnoyers, President of Association FOCUS ART Association

In this instance, it worked out perfectly. It worked out so well, that Shakespeare himself would be laughing in his grave... Don't miss your chance to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) playing at Dream Builder Studio October 10,11,12

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With the pre-season now behind them, the River Kings have come to terms with six more players, including some local talent.

Chris Ayotte and Brock Bissonnette of Cornwall and Ian Boots of Akwesasne will suit up for the Kings as will newcomers Mike Stacey and JeanPhilippe Caron. Veteran Anthony Pittarelli has also come to terms with the organization.

The 25-year-old Ayotte is coming off a four-year stint at the State University of New York (Oswego). The former Cornwall Colt scored 13 goals and 11 assists in 30 games last season. Bissonnette, 23, played in five games for the River Kings last year.

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Boots, another former Cornwall Colt, turned pro last season after attending Ohio State and SUNY (Oswego). The 26-year-old had stops in the CHL, SPHL and ECHL last year.

Stacey will bring size and toughness to the River Kings. In 2011-12 he had 54 penalty minutes in 21 games for the Akwesasne Warriors of the FHL. The 31-year-old from Kahnawake is no stranger to Quebec hockey either having played in the QMJHL, QSMHL and LNAH.

Caron had an impressive pre-season with the River Kings and will add more skill and speed to a talented group of forwards. Last season, the 21-year-old from Shawinigan scored 41 goals and 42 assists in 41 games for the Kahnawake Condors of the QJAHL.

The feisty Pittarelli, meanwhile, will be returning to the River Kings for a second season. The 25-year-old suited up in 23 games for Cornwall in 2012-13, scoring six goals and two assists. The Laval native also compiled 36 penalty minutes. The Kings open their second LNAH regular season this Friday night in Saint-Georges.

This Saturday, October 12th, River Kings players and staff will be on hand at Shoeless Joes for a meet and greet with fans. You can win tickets and prizes and there will be activities for fans of all ages.


The River Kings have added some size, strength and nastiness to their blueline.

Brett Angel, a 6-foot-6, 248 lb. defenceman, has come to terms with the organization. Angel was a third-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 1999. The 32-year-old blueliner from Kingston has had professional stops in the AHL, ECHL, UHL, CHL and FHL. In his last full pro season in 2008-09 with the BossierShreveport Mudbugs of the Central League, Angel had a whopping 277 penalty minutes in 56 games. He also chipped in with five goals and eight assists. Before attending Acadia University, Angel played his junior hockey in the OHL with North Bay, London, Mississauga and Windsor. Season tickets are now on sale at the River Kings office. Prices are $255 for adults, $175 for seniors and students and $80 for children ages 12 and under. A payment plan is also available. For more information, you can reach the River Kings office at 613-935-6219 or email the club at

Get a chance to win 4 Colts Tickets Call in at 613-935-3763 and select “weekly contest”, then leave the name of the player of the week to enter the draw! If you win, the Seeker will send you and 3 of your friends to the next home Colts game!

Tony “ Lighting” Luis back in action November 9! Lightweight standout Tony “Lightning” Luis of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada makes his highly anticipated return to the ring Saturday, November 9 when he battles an opponent to be named at the Whitehall Athletic Club in Whitehall, NY. A former WBC Continental Americas Junior Welterweight champion, the all-action Luis holds an excellent 16-1 record with 7 victories coming by way of knockout. On May 17, Luis showed no ill-effects from his lone career defeat, dominating durable Maurycy Gojko over six one-sided frames. Returning to New York State for the first time since his January 25 war with Jose Hernandez on ESPN, Luis believes a victory on November 9 will be another step in the right direction.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring and explode,” said the likable Luis, who also works a full-time job assisting handicapped children and adults. “I’m 100% physically and mentally. Most importantly, I’ve spent time in the gym making improvements and I know that a victory moves me closer to another significant fight.” “Tony’s an excellent talent and I am a firm believer that he’s going to be a player in the lightweight division in 2014,” said Greg Cohen, Luis’ promoter. “If everything goes as planned on the 9th, you’ll be seeing Tony in a noteworthy fight in the near future.” For tickets or more information, go to or call 518-832-3662. Contact – Matt Yanofsky (Team Luis Advisor and Publicist) – 551-206-0578

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Roy and Cher’s Rescue Farm, a new not-for-profit organization in Bainsville is having a fundraiser on October 19 at the Legion, 415 Second Street West, Cornwall.

“A Night of Live Music for the Animals” will feature live bands, including The Goodluck Assembly (Maxville’s Bruce and Mike Libbos), as well as Glengarry’s popular celtic rock band, Bang on the Ear, and Cornwall’s Heatley, as well as karaoke by Jukebox Pete. This all ages event will be hosted by 92.5 The Beat's Kim Sullivan. All tickets purchased will be entered in to the grand prize draw for a weekend for two to the annual Winter Film Fest at Aultsville Theatre in January. These passes are valued at $200! There will be free snacks, a cash bar, used book sale, door prizes and a silent auction. The Legion kitchen will be open selling pub-style finger foods. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards assisting and providing comfortable homes for neglected, abused and abandoned animals.

Doors open at 5:30, entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and runs until midnight. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. $10 for kids 5 – 12. Free for kids under 5. Every ticket purchased is entered into the grand prize draw. Tickets are available at the Cornwall Legion, Berrigan’s Pub in Lancaster, or email or call Angie at 613-662-7162 for tickets. More information at

Your Arts Council Cornwall & The Counties and The Culture Advisory Committee articulate their distinctive roles while emphasizing a true and valuable partnership Your Arts Council Cornwall & The Counties (YAC) and The City of Cornwall’s CultureAdvisory Committee have established a true and valuable partnership to help better and develop arts and culture in Cornwall.

YAC is an not for profit organization that provides direct services to artists and businesses; both public and private in Cornwall & The Counties SDG. “A few examples would be, workshops, sponsorship, advocacy, and business skills training for local artists and culturalist,” said Bruce Davis Cultural Development Advisor to YAC. YAC’s mission is to work with strategic partnerships to connect resources and create opportunities for continuos improvement and mutual financial sustainability with the arts and culture sector and the region. YAC employs a volunteer board of directors to provide oversight for the organizations activities and initiatives. To find out more, please visit,

The Culture Advisory Committee is a Committee of Cornwall City Council. It is comprised of members of the public selected by Cornwall City Council who wish to provide insight, opinion and direction to the committee they serve. “The committee's primary function is to examine and assess the Culturescape Report drafted by Cornwall and The Counties SDG and to provide direction and possible solutions for questions and issues raised within the Culturescape documentation,” said Todd Bennett, Chair of the Culture Advisory Committee. The formation of the regional arts council, YAC and the culture mapping exercise are two successful examples of these recommendations made by the committee and have been seen through to fruition.

Both YAC and the Advisory Committee have decided to partner up to ensure that both are doing everything they can to develop art and culture in Cornwall. Both have separate roles, both have separate activities and both want to ensure the development of arts and culture in Cornwall & SDG The Counties. YAC sits as an advisor on the committee to establish communication and cross pollination of initiatives. “It is an opportunity for both YAC and the Committee to look at the big picture objectives then take away their respective responsibilities, while being there for each other” said Rodney Rivette Vice Chair of the Culture Planning Committee. “We have a great opportunity to work together and we have to work together to ensure we are both doing what we can to better this community,” echoed Bruce Davis.

Your Arts Council, Cornwall & The Counties works with strategic partnerships, to connect resources and creates opportunities for continuous improvement and mutual financial sustainability,within the Arts and Culture Sector and the Region of SD&G and the City of Cornwall.

The Culture Advisory Committee is a committee of Cornwall City Council that has been established to advise City Council on the Culturescape Report; its initiatives, suggestions and recommendations.

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Un groupe de passionnés, animés d’un profond désir d’écrire en liberté, ont décidé ensemble de s’appeler les Écrilibristes. Je vous en parle à titre de co-fondatrice et directrice artistique de L’Amalgame. Depuis novembre 2009 ces auteurs partagent leurs textes créatifs une fois par mois en un moment privilégié dans la ronde de toutes les activités de L’Amalgame (chorale, lecture, théâtre, etc.).

Avant chaque rencontre festive, souvent agrémentée d’un repas, tous les participants produisent un court texte sur un thème choisi en équipe. Chacun fait la lecture, en moins de trois minutes, de son texte créé, selon son inspiration, sur divers modes  : imaginaire, poétique, réaliste,... Nous évitons toute censure dans le but d’encourager la créativité plutôt que la critique personnelle ou mutuelle. L’activité se termine par des exercices d’écriture spontanée et ludique. Les Écrilibristes auront bientôt la joie de partager leur expérience avec tous les intéressés invités à la Bibliothèque publique de Cornwall lors du 3ième Writer’s Fest. Pour présenter le thème « Ville(s) » nous serons le mardi 22 octobre de 16 h à 18 h à la Salle de programmation 1 & 2 où nous avons bien hâte de vous rencontrer. Nicole Labelle 613-936-2051

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