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Tree cutting on KNL lands begins Resident voices concern for hibernating wildlife JESSICA CUNHA

The Kanata Lakes North Development Group began removing trees on its land in the South March Highlands on Jan. 4. The work is expected to wrap by early April, said Jack Stirling, consultant for KNL Development. The developer received the necessary permits to cut trees last month. Donna DuBreuil, co-founder of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre, said she was concerned about wildlife living in the area, particularly those that hibernate. "I find it very hard to believe that they could not have done the initial clearing at a time that

would be least lethal to wildlife," said the Dunrobin resident, adding the best times for tree clearing are after the winter and following the spring birthing season. Precautions are being taken to avoid killing wildlife, Stirling said. Areas where Blanding's turtles historically hibernate have been fenced off and Butternut trees selected for preservation have also been marked by fencing. Both are listed as threatened species. "We've done an awful lot of extensive work on site," said Stirling, adding an environmentalist and city staff visit regularly. Andrew McKinley, a senior biologist at McKinley Environmental Solutions who works with developers, said winter is the best season for large-scale tree clearing because it minimizes the risk to wildlife as a whole.

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Police to host meetings on service delivery changes Information sessions take place in Kanata, Nepean, Orléans JESSICA CUNHA

Ottawa police will launch a new front line deployment model on Jan. 23 and to prepare, three community meetings will be held in Kanata, Nepean and Orléans on the changes in service delivery. The new service model will make it easier to move resources across the city and streamline the process for those who need to access services, police said in a news release. The changes are part of a strategy called the service initiative program, which is designed to improve how police serve the community.

Allan Hubley, Kanata South councillor and member of the police board, said he's "cautiously optimistic" about the service initiative, but does have concerns. "The theory is good in that most residents want to see more cars on the road. What I worry about and have spoken to senior police officials about is that the additional cars are not deployed downtown leaving the 'burbs underserved," he said. "While we thankfully don't experience the violence that occurs daily in the downtown wards, we are not immune to crime and deserve the security that we are paying for in our taxes." BACKLASH

The front line deployment model received backlash when it was first presented in April 2016. Many were concerned that community policing efforts would be eliminated and low-crime areas would be underserved.

Community officers will continue to be part of the new model, in the community safety services unit, but the areas served will be less about geography and more about which areas need more police assistance, according to police. "Community officers will be realigned to better address high-priority areas," according to the department's website. Hubley said the transition will "not be easy" for communities with strong ties to their community police officer, particularly those in low-priority areas. The front line deployment model for community officers will be similar to that used by school resource officers. An officer is assigned a number of schools, which are then ranked according to the level of police assistance needed. "Some schools are visited more frequently, however, all schools have access to an SRO," according to the website. See POLICE, page 4

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Police presence determined by calls for service: El-Chantiry mation – such as floor plans, Reports will help police suspect photos and related determine which areas need a incidents – with officers re- higher presence, he said. "We don't require as much Other changes to the po- sponding to calls. policing in Fitzroy as we do in lice service delivery model the ByWard Market. I'm not that have already been made MAKE THE CALL saying we should ignore Fitzinclude a new organizational structure for investigative With the new service mod- roy but the call for service will units and the creation of a el, filing police reports is go- generate the attention," said strategic operations centre. ing to become even more im- El-Chantiry. "The new model The centre, located at the portant, said Eli El-Chantiry, is going to focus more on the Greenbank police station, chair of the police board and areas where police are needed. acts as a service hub for op- councillor of West Carleton- That's why it's important residents make those calls." erations and can share infor- March.

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Tree removal on the KNL lands in the South March Highlands began on Jan. 4 and is expected to continue until mid-April.

may thing they're not follow- ting the trails on city lands," ing it enough but they are fol- she said. "We want to get them lowing it," said the councillor. up as quickly as we can but it's going to take a little while." The city will work with the TRAIL PLANS DELAYED ministry "over the next few The city's planned trail network through the highlands has to be reworked as some of the paths cut through "recently-identified or planned turtle Sales Representative nesting areas and basking arLifetime Achievement Award eas," according to the city's HALL OF FAME environmentalist, said WilkinChairman's Club Award • Platinum Award son. Registered Relocation Specialist "That's going to delay get-


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No matter the precautions in place, it's unlikely hibernating animals will make it out of the construction zone, she said. "They're in hibernation, they don't hear or feel anything until the ground above them starts to thaw," DuBreuil said. "I think it's silly to say they've taken precautions. "The wildlife strategy is just so much empty air." Wilkinson said the developer is following the protocol. "They are following it. She

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“The Ministry of Natural Resources permit requires we cut in the winter because at this time we don’t have to worry about a turtle being run over by equipment or being in the work area,” he said, adding turtles are hibernating near the wetland areas. “That’s also why we’re building the fence now as well, so that by the time the spring hits and the turtles are awake and moving around this work is done and there’s a fence up to stop them from entering the work area. “It would actually be a lot worse if we were cutting in the summertime (when) we have a lot more wildlife moving. All the animals are breeding so there’s a lot more young around, there’s eggs around, there’s nests.” Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said she's been receiving updates from the city's environmentalist who has been on site every day. The tree cutters are respecting the city's wildlife protocol, a document approved in fall 2015 that offers guidelines to help inform developers' mitigation plans for wildlife, she said. The protocol recommends workers cut around trees with visible nests or cavities where wildlife may be hibernating and leave them overnight to allow any animals or birds to vacate the area. Wilkinson added that workers are not removing tree stumps at this time "so those (animals) hibernating underground won't be touched." DuBreuil said she long recognized the development was a done deal, but was distressed to learn tree cutting would take place during the winter.

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olicing is changing in Ottawa. In fact, organizational changes have already been rolling out behind the scenes and publicly for some time as part of something called the Service Initiative program that aims to improve how police serve and protect us. Senior brass at the Ottawa Police Service are now preparing to introduce you, the public, to its new “frontline deployment model” on Jan. 23, which they say “is aimed at improving community safety by making it easier to move resources across the city to where they are needed. The new model will also have more streamlined processes for partners and the public to access services.” Three meetings are taking place in Kanata, Nepean and Orléans later this month to unveil the final new component of the initiative. You’ll learn that community police officers will no longer be assigned to a specific area of Ottawa. Rather, their assignments will be based on areas in need, mirroring that used by school resource officers, who are assigned to specific schools ranked according to need. A remodelling of community policing sparked concerns last spring. Residents, business owners, organizations, the police union and city councillors expressed concern about the potential consequences for public engagement and

crime reduction. Many appealed to the Ottawa Police Services Board not to change how beat cops, community police and district traffic officers will be deployed. Those concerns are justified. The new frontline model seeks to fill gaps in staffing due to high crime rates. It’s not really concerned with the proactive policing that community officers do, which is why there is concern. Having a point of contact – a community police officer assigned to a specific geographic area – has helped reduce the number of calls for service in problem-plagued neighbourhoods, critics say. Police brass counter, saying the overall changes are needed to reduce demands on officers and improve the efficiency and coordination of frontline police resources. At this point, with just days to go before three “information meetings” are held, the changes are a done deal, though each meeting will feature a 45-minute discussion and 45 minutes allotted for a question and answer period. Time will tell just how well and how long this new frontline system will roll out starting Jan. 23. When it comes to changing frontline deployment, coming on the heels of 2016 – which saw the highest homicide rate in many years at 24 dead – people are right to be wary of change when it comes to safety and security in the city.

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hen you look at the early headlines of 2017 you can be forgiven for thinking that this year might not be much of an improvement over the last one. In Florida, a family was attacked by a dog when they tried to make it wear a sweater. In Florida. In Thailand, a French tourist decided to have her picture taken beside a crocodile. She then fell on top of the crocodile, which proceeded to bite her. No one was fatally injured in either of these instances. But our pride in being members of the human race took a bit of a hit. After all these decades of rising educational levels, we sometimes don’t seem to have a lot to show for it. If you doubt this, please note that one of the big selling Christmas toys last year was a toy

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town truck which makes lip gloss for its lucky recipients. It goes without saying that there have been irrational developments in world elections lately, but it shouldn’t be any surprise, given that we are the electorate. Despairing of our failure to develop much in the way of lasting intelligence, human beings have focussed their hopes in recent years on computers, with decidedly mixed results. Computers seem intelligent enough when telling us who the original members of the Monkees were, but not terribly smart when we try to order tickets

to anything. In desperation we turn to our cars, which have lately been showing signs of dependability and have even learned, some of them, to operate without keys and to tell you what the temperature is outside. Research proceeds apace and the so-called smart car is, we are told, just around the corner. Already many of these creatures, also known as self-driving cars, are on the streets and most of them do not have accidents. At last, we dare to hope, a machine that will save us from our own stupidity and steer us away from crocodiles. It would take a long time to enumerate the many gifts that smart cars are claimed to bring us, but they include less crowded streets, fewer accidents, lowered pollution levels and an end to circling the block looking for a

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Two anonymous donors dropped off more than a dozen winter boots, coats and socks for residents at Hope Living in Kanata after a call out to the community for donations. Shortly after an article seeking warm clothing donations was published in Metroland papers, the "two very generous and community-minded gentlemen sprang into action," said Ruth Cameron, volunteer and operator of a free clothing boutique at Hope Living. "They brought in more than a dozen pairs of top-of-theline warm winter boots, socks and winter coats. All were provided as a total surprise and helped to outfit those residents who still had yet to find warm boots and outwear." Hope Living is a residence operated by Shepherds of Good Hope that provides supportive living to about 90 residents. The boutique, operated by Hands for Hope volunteers, offers free in-season clothing, accessories and other items to residents, thanks to donations from the community. The two male donors also contributed a dozen retail racks, which will help the boutique's volunteers organize



St. Nick joins a number of Hope Living volunteers during the residence’s Christmas party last month. From left are, Judy Symonds, Barbara Rider, Cathy Cooper, Santa Claus, Gisele Robertson, Myrna Matheson, Diane Crook, Carmel Conlin and Pat McKinnon. eron, who lives in Richmond. from our Secret Santas." Hope Living still requires "Residents, staff and the Hands for Hope Boutique vol- winter coats in sizes small to unteers are all extremely grateful for this incredible surprise

and display the donated merchandise. "Both men have committed to provide even more support to the residence," said Cam-

Volunteers and students helped make the holidays memorable by hosting a party for residents on Dec. 22. Students from Holy Trinity Catholic High School collected gifts, made personalized cards for almost 90 residents, assembled all the gift boxes that were handed out by Santa Claus to each resident,

and provided the turkeys for Christmas dinner. "All of this work was extraordinary and the students did everything possible to guarantee a memorable Christmas for many," said Cameron. "Nobody wanted to leave and declared that it was a fantastic party." Cameron thanked the community for all its help over the past year and in looking ahead at 2017. "Our Hands for Hope volunteers thank you for your support in the past and look forward to another year of generous support from our Kanata community and beyond," she said.

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Allan Hubley Positive Change for Kanata South

City Councillor Kanata South Week in Review With the mix of weather that we have been experiencing over the past couple of weeks, I would like remind residents to park in their driveways (when possible) so that the snow plows can clear entire streets. Fire Services, waste management, snow removal trucks and ambulances have difficulty getting past cars that are parked illegally on the road. In the winter months it is extremely important to follow all on-street parking regulations to ensure that the road remains clear so that emergency vehicles can get through when needed and the roadway is clear so that you and your neighbours can travel safely to and from your homes. Ottawa Police to host Public Information sessions The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is hosting a series of public information sessions for residents to learn more about changes to its service delivery model. These changes are part of a strategy called the Service Initiative (SI) Program, which is designed to improve how the OPS serves the community. At the information sessions, residents will learn about their Community Police Officers, how to access policing services, where to direct concerns about safety in their neighbourhood, and more. Three sessions are being hosted across the city. Spaces are limited (100 spots per session) so residents are asked to register online at The Kanata session will be held on January 18th, 7:00-8:30pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex, Upper Hall A. 2017 Project As a 2017 project I am pleased to invite you to join me in documenting the people, places and activities that make Kanata South a great place to live, work and play. Please send me your ideas of who you think should be highlighted in our book and why. We will gather all your responses and compile them into a memory book available to everyone and placed in the Library for future generations to have a snapshot of what made Kanata South special in 2017. We also want to know what places and activities you believe are special. Maybe it is a local business, your favourite place to eat, a park or maybe it is the piano in the gazebo by the pond at the KRC. Details regarding this project can be found on my website under the Community tab. Upcoming Events January 16th: The Oasis in Kanata is hosting a free information session entitled “Family Wellness and Coping Plans” starting at 7pm, Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive. January 21st: Robbie Burns Supper starts at 6:00pm at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive. Dinner will be served with entertainment for all ages throughout the evening. Details and tickets can be found at If you have an upcoming event that you would like promoted here, please send it to Working for Kanata South: It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: You can also visit my website for more information: or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23 10 Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, January 12, 2017

W.O. Mitchell food drive tops its goal HANAN KANDAR AND WILLA MACDONALD Grade 8 students

Students at W.O. Mitchell Elementary School took part in a food drive from Dec. 13 to 22 to raise money and nonperishable food items for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Several intermediate students volunteered for the food drive committee. The committee’s goal was to collect 1,000 food items. To these students, it was no longer just a school event they were participating in. It was the feeling that warmed their hearts as they knew they were helping others who needed it. Every single one of W.O. Mitchell’s students and staff played a role in this endeavor by contributing a great variety of nonperishable food items. Committee members collected, tallied and sorted the donations during their recesses. They stayed after school on Dec. 21 to pack the donations for pick up by the Kanata Food Cupboard the following day. The food drive committee proudly handed over 1,249 nonperishable food items and $380 in cash donations. The students worked hard to achieve their goal, so they truly felt accomplished after all of the hard work and determination they put in this endeavour. The students practised life skills such as teamwork, communication, marketing, and much Submitted more. With their goal achieved, the students not only felt proud but some are even considering volunteering at the Students at W.O. Mitchell Elementary School aimed to collect 1,000 items for their 2016 food drive and ended up with 1,249 items. Kanata Food Cupboard sometime soon.


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implemented, and having a fixed-term standing offer in place so that batches of speed boards and flex stakes can be purchased and installed more quickly. As well, two staff members will be hired in mid to late January, doubling the size of the office. The newcomers will primar-

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Traffic services fielded 40,000 traffic related requests in 2015 Continued from page 11

The traffic services department fielded about 40,000 requests in 2015, most related to speeding, primarily from April to November. Of those, 5,000 to 6,000 were traffic-related investigations, many of them prompted by speeding complaints, he said. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish said the implementation of trafficcalming measures has been slower than he’d like, which is why the addition of extra staff is welcome. “It’s pretty time-consuming and from what I understand we had one person do one part of the city (east end) and another person do another part (west end), and that’s a lot of territory to cover,” he said. “So I’m happy that we’re going to be investing in that because ... one of the biggest things we hear about is traffic complaints. “I’m optimistic that it will

improve things a bit and get us what we need faster in the community.” Councillors and residents should be able to see a difference, said Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli, who met with staff over the issue in his role as chair of the city’s transportation committee. “With the additional resources we’re getting in with the streamlined process we should be able to get those fixes out to people more quickly,” he said. “That’s the intent.” The changes are, in part, a response to the popularity of the program. “The demand for this, I think, exceeded in some ways our expectations,” said Egli. “(Councillors) were getting a lot of good ideas from their community, whether it was individuals or community associations or parent councils, and they wanted to get the work out faster.” It is also a reflection of engaged residents, who make

requests for these measures through their councillors, who then pass them along to traffic services, Egli said. Each councillor has $40,000 a year to spend on traffic calming. Any unused dollars can be rolled over to the next year. “There’s now a dialogue about what we’re going to do,” he said of residents coming forward with concerns and ideas. The changes are also a reflection of a learning process that has been underway. When the program was piloted in 2013-14, flex stakes were installed in one location per ward, making it impossible for staff to know at the time how long it would take to order and install products across the wards, said Landry. “We have a better understanding of how long it takes to get things done,” he said. “This is all new, as well as we’re Metroland File Photo trying to learn things. What Improvements are being made to the city’s temporary traffic-calming measures program, we’re proposing here is another which some councillors hope will translate into faster turnaround times for installing enhancement.” measures to reduce speeding.

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A new trio of partners has come together to give more Ottawa kids a chance to accumulate some unforgettable memories in their young lives. "It's the experiences that we have that we remember," said Lee Barnett, one-third of a partnership behind the Youth Experience Project, which is now fundraising for their inaugural initiative - to send 100 kids with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa and 100 adult mentors to the sixth annual Ottawa Comiccon that will be held at the EY Centre in May. "You'll never remember a date ... unless something happened to you, good or bad. "We just want to give them a positive experience." The idea emerged following a charity bowling event held last February for those in the youth mentoring charity. The fundraiser featured a super hero theme and many dressed in costume. "The kids were excited for

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what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa is doing and how others can lend their support. “They really understand about the importance of mentoring and why Big Brothers Big Sisters is an important organization for young kids in need,” she said. The Youth Experience Project partners plan to make the Comiccon excursion an annual event for Ottawa youth. The hope also is to partner with other sponsors, especially those wanting to provide long-term support, and charities in the hopes of pairing more kids with additional unique experiences. Already, some businesses have expressed interest in providing an experience, while a number of charities have come forward to ask what the project can do for them. “We’ve gone beyond, ‘This is the core experience we want to provide’ and it’s

gone to ‘How many experiences can we provide,’” Barnett said. “We have so many things on the go. It’ll be great once we have the longterm sponsors in place so we can start branching out.” “We’re aiming to be more like a foundation in that we gift to established charities, but we do the fundraising and the leg work,” Cooper added. In addition to offering kids a day of fun the kids will never forget, Cooper said the objective is to also incorporate learning into the adventures that are added to the roster in the future. She has a goal of providing opportunities for young girls to learn about the world of entrepreneurship and business. “It started as Comiccon and fun, happy experiences,” Cooper said. “That’s awesome, but I think it’s grown now to include, as well, life skills because experiences should be a learn-

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35th annual Richmond Road Races kick off Jan. 15 The 35th edition of the Richmond Road Races will kick off Run Ottawa’s 2017 season on Sunday, Jan. 15. This event has become an annual favourite with many runners, with its post-race lunch providing a great opportunity to catch up with old running friends and to make some new ones. Your hot bowl of chili will really hit the spot and you can even wash it down with a brew from Beaus Brewery. It doesn’t get any better than that. All runners in the Richmond Road Races this year will receive a long-sleeved technical race shirt and a finisher medal.

be at Bushtukah’s Hazeldean Road location in Stittsville. There will also be a race kit pick up on race day, Sunday, Jan. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at South Carleton High School in Richmond. There is no race day registration. Registration fees for Run Ottawa members are $20 for those 19 years of age and under and $35 for those 20 years of age and older. For non-members, the registration fees are $25 for those 19 years of age and under and $45 for those 20 years of age and older.


The 10K race will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, while the 5K race will begin at 10:10 a.m. Both races start and finish on McBean Street in front of South Carleton High School in Richmond. The 5K course is an “out and back” course, with runners heading south on McBean Street to Dobson Lane and then east on Dobson Lane to the turnaround point. Then it’s back to South Carleton High School

Online registration takes place until Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11:59 p.m. After that, you can still register at the race kit pick up events on Friday, Jan. 13 or Saturday, Jan. 14. The race kit pick up location on Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m., will be at Bushtukah’s Westboro store, while the race kit pick up location on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will


via the same route, only in reverse. The 10K course begins with a one-kilometer loop on streets around South Carleton High School, after which runners head south on McBean Street to Dobson Lane. It’s then east on Dobson Lane to McCordick Road and then south on McCordick Road to Century Road. The final 4K of this race sees runners go north on Century Road and then McBean Street, finishing at South Carleton High School. There will be top finisher prizes for the first three male and female finishers in both the 5K and 10K races. There will also be age category prizes for the top three finishes in the various male and female categories in these races. Students from South Carleton High School will be on hand on race day to provide a free babysitting service for parent runners during the race. Those interested in utilizing this babysitting service should contact Joe DuVall at 613-292-7102 by Friday, Jan. 13, to book places or for more information.

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American students looking to schools north of the border Algonquin College reports twice the applications from the U.S. BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Algonquin College communications director Scott Anderson says applications by American students have nearly doubled. "Traffic to our website from the U.S. increased by 42 per cent from Nov. 8 to 9," Anderson said of the day following Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. election. Anderson said applications from our neighbours to the south have almost doubled in the last year - with many students starting as soon as this month. Anderson said the applications are for a variety of disciplines. The school's total student population is 22,000. There are currently 2,000 international students registered at the college.

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in, grab it out, use it, and cram it back into the cavity from where it came. There was a lot to think about when it came to hankies. And so that day after Christmas, when Miss Crosby had my present tucked into the sleeve of her dress, I hoped that she would do something to show that she liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 of us waiting to be dismissed and her eyes rested on me and a faint smile came to her lips. And then she tucked the hankie back into her sleeve. That was all I needed.


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original purpose ... no, that was when the square patch of white linen came into use. It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me the most interest. Of course, hers were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. They were edged in lace, were bigger than the one’s Mother had, and were as white as the driven snow, and many had fine coloured embroidery on the corners. But it was what she did with them that interested me more. Aunt Lizzie was what Mother called “well endowed” which took me ages to figure out. She too kept her hankies well sprinkled with toilet water. Which meant you always knew where she was. Even if she walked by the back of your chair, you caught the scent of the toilet water. Lacking a place to put her hankie if she wasn’t going anywhere in particular, she would plunge it down the front of her dress into goodness knows where. And when she needed it, she wasn’t the least bit embarrassed to reach

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Mass exodus from U.S. unlikely, political science professor says Continued from page 19

Anderson said American students still pay international tuition rates, but the cultural shock is relatively minimal. “It’s an attractive market for us,” he said. Algonquin alumni have made their impact south of the border for years, however, Anderson said, adding that a former student of the college’s animation program recently received a Golden Globe for their work on the film Zootopia. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education, there were 353,000 international students studying in Canada in 2015. There was an 83 per cent increase in the international student population since 2008. The bureau says international students contribute $8 billion annually to the Canadian economy in expenditures that include tuition and living expenses. In 2015, just shy of four per cent of those students came from the U.S. China made up the largest cohort, with 110,918 students - or 32 per cent of the international student population. Anderson said demographics are responsible for lower enrolment for domestic students. To stay competitive, the college has been marketing itself as a destination for international students for a long time. The University of Ottawa has also seen an increase in traffic from the U.S. Isabelle Mailoux Pulkinghorn, a media relations manager for the university, wrote in an

email that there has been a surge in interest following the American election. Pulkinghorn said there has been a 192 per cent increase in the number of visits to the University of Ottawa website by American students post election. “This is almost three times more than last year at the same time of the year,” she said. Students from New York state make up 21 per cent of those visits, followed by California, then Texas. Melissa Haussman, a political science pro-


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fessor who did undergraduate work at McGill University during the last referendum, said she came to Canada when she got the chance because she was fascinated with Canadian politics. Despite her experience, Haussmann said it’s unlikely there will be a mass exodus from the U.S. “Unless there’s a scads of new jobs that only Americans can fill, it’s not likely,” she said. She said the U.S. election could see young people disengage from the more mainstream

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Veteran director of resource centre retiring Cathy Jordan ‘an outstanding example’ of what makes community: vice-president

"I inherited a very special, very strong organization from Peggy Feltmate and I think that I've been able to add my imprint to it," said Jordan. "We've grown staff wise, we've grown about $2 million a year budget wise, so we've grown immensely during the time that I've been here. "I think what I'm most proud of is I think I'm leaving a really, really strong organization." Paruboczy comes on board with more than 20 years of management experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the executive director of Canada Mothercraft, which offers services for parents, caregivers and children. "It's going to be exciting to see where Melody takes it," said Jordan. "There are so many exciting possibilities that we're on the verge of."


Cathy Jordan, the longtime executive director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, will retire on Jan. 20. Involved with the organization for more than 20 years, Jordan said she's eager to see what comes next for the resource centre. "There's a right time for the right leader and so I think this was the right time for what I had to give to the organization," she said. "I think we're on the verge of some new exciting stuff." Jordan, who turned 61 on Jan. 9, said her retirement means she'll be able to spend


Jordan has been a stable figure within the organization; Cathy Jordan, executive director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre since 2004, will retire on Jan. 20 the centre has had only two executive directors in its 30-year after more than 20 years with the organization. history, the first being Peggy Jordan is working with Mel- Feltmate, who left the position ingly there are lots of things I'd more time with her two grand- ganizations. "I've been looking at where like to do in my personal life ody Paruboczy, who was ap- to run for city council. children, put more focus into her artistic talents and volun- I'm at and where I want to go and just not enough time to do pointed the centre's new executeer with a number of local or- and just finding that increas- it," said the Stittsville resident. tive director effective Jan. 3. See JORDAN, page 24 Jessica Cunha/Metroland

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adults experiencing dementiarelated disorders at Algonquin College, which also acts as a training program for students. "People make community and she's an outstanding example of that," said Richard Annett, board vice-president. "She's committed, she's passionate, she's involved. In some ways, she's also developed an organization that has gone through a lot - the demographics have changed, the priorities have changed, there's been funding challenges - it's really a story of continuous change. The fact that she and the organization have been able to weather that, it's a testament to her efforts."

Jordan has effectively led the centre through a number of expansions, said the former Kanata councillor. She noted the opening of the woman's shelter Chrysalis House, merging with Nepean Support Services, and increasing community development and resources in the centre's rural catchment area. "Cathy has been very successful at partnering with other agencies to bring more services to our community and to expand the services," said Feltmate. "She's continued the tradition of working with the community, trying to be aware of needs that are emerging and focusing on trying to address CHANGES AND those needs in the community." CHALLENGES Jordan has been instrumental in forging partnerships with Born in Richmond Hill in other organizations, includ- 1956, Jordan was the eldest of ing an adult day program for five siblings. She met her hus-

band Doug when they were in kindergarten and the couple has two children and two grandchildren. When a job opportunity presented itself in Ottawa, they made the move and settled in Carp before later

said. "I never, ever dreamed that I would have had the kinds of opportunities that I had in the 37 years of my career and the opportunities I've had to work with some amazing people who I really admire.

“I never, ever dreamed that I would have had the kinds of opportunities that I had in the 37 years of my career ... I sort of think, 'Wow, how did that ever happen?” CATHY JORDAN OUTGOING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WOCRC

moving to Stittsville. Jordan received a bachelor of science in nursing from Queen's University and has worked in the healthcare system as a nurse, co-ordinator, educator and manager. "I started as a pediatric nurse at Toronto East General Hospital - I was very shy," she

I sort of think, 'Wow, how did that ever happen?'" A staff member at the centre approached Jordan to join the board of directors while she was working at South-East Submitted Ottawa Community Health Cathy Jordan is officially appointed as the executive Centre as a program manager. director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource See GROWING, page 25

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Jordan jumped at the chance and joined the board in 1996 when it was still located in the Kanata Town Centre building on Katimavik Road. She's held positions as chair of the HR committee, board chair and past-chair before leaving in 2000. "Then a position came up for a director of programs and services," said Jordan. She applied and was hired as a staff member in 2001. "As I came back, we were heavy into the planning to build this building." The centre moved to its current location at 2 MacNeil Court and changed its name then the Community Resource Centre of Goulbourn, Kanata and West Carleton - to its current moniker in 2001-02. In August 2003, Feltmate left the executive director position to run for election and Jordan took over as acting executive director. The board went through the recruitment process and Jordan was officially appointed in March 2004. Since then, more changes have taken place. The centre opened Chrysalis House, and received a partial French language designation for its Early Years Centre and Violence Against Women program. It brought in a centre-wide client database, has gone through accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation twice and expanded to a fourth floor. The west end community itself has grown, becoming more culturally and economically diverse. "One of the biggest challenges I've had is being part of such a large city and the profile of people who are struggling in this community, it doesn't look the same as people living in the downtown core," said Jordan. "Our intake staff, our crisis staff, are challenged now to keep up with the demand." On top of the growing demand for services and assistance, many of the issues residents face have changed. "It's people coming in with anxiety, with depression, stressrelated challenges, and it's people of all ages - it's children and youth and adults. People who are struggling in terms of low income, poverty, people who are needing assistance to keep the hydro on - that's been a huge, huge change in this community," said Jordan. "Then the chal-

lenge in this organization with this really, really fast-growing suburban community, but also needing to pay attention to our rural community." The WOCRC launched two community resource hubs in West Carleton last year after a number of public consultations throughout the ward. The program aims to help seniors live at home longer, fight social isolation and make services more easily accessible. "The work that we're doing out in West Carleton, Julie McKercher is doing an amazing job," said Jordan. "One of the beautiful things about being here is that it's not just me, I have staff who take these things forward. I have staff who pick up the lead and run with it." Another example is the bul-

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lying prevention program developed by Angela Larousso. "To see it become something that has the potential to impact Ottawa-wide and to see her leading it is so exciting," said Jordan. And it's the numerous staff and hundreds of volunteers and donors who have really made the position a joy, she said. "The thousands of peoples lives that we touch every year, the ripples that come out of that kind of contact, the fact that we have amazing staff and they're so passionate and they're so committed," said Jordan. "The numbers of people who care about what happens to those in this community, and are there to donate either money or time, is overwhelming. "It is because of (them) that our reach is just so far."

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Cathy Jordan (right), longtime executive director of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, receives flowers during the centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations on Sept. 26, 2016. Jordan is retiring from her position on Jan. 20. Metroland file photo

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MCKINNON, Helen (nee Allsopp) Peacefully on December 23, 2016 in her 93rd year. Helen is reunited with her late husband Bernard having been married for over 60 years. Helen was raised in Barrie Ont. and excelled in both academics and sports. She worked for many years as an elementary school teacher including children in long term care at St Joseph’s Hospital in London Ont. Helen was active in golf and curling, making many friends in the clubs she and Bernie belonged to in London, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Dundas. Helen was above all a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed and remembered by her son Michael, daughter-in-law Diane as well as grandchildren Craig (Pinar) of Victoria BC and Ian (Katie) of Ottawa Ont. Helen very much loved her four great-grandchildren Derin, Deria, Hank and Crosby. Helen is also remembered by her sister Marion (Clute) of Elmvale Ont. as well as her many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her younger sister Lois (Porterfield) of Ottawa. In her later years, Helen was a resident of Perth and Carleton Place Ont. and developed good friendships with her neighbours and care givers. A private service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carleton Place on Saturday, January 21st. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at

Dr. Burton Lyle Merkley, founder of Hazeldean Dental Group, passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 6th, 2017 at the age of 61 from colorectal cancer. He will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 41 years and best friend Susann Merkley (Laflamme). Cherished father of Benjamin (Veronique), Matthew (Jocelyn), Rebecca (Mathieu) and Sarah. Loving grandfather of William, Gabrielle, Tristan, Caleb, Olivia, Sophie and Zachary. Survived by his mother Thelma Merkley (Droppo) and sister Marlene (Michael Kelly). Pre-deceased by his father Lyle B. Merkley. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jay Mercer and Bruyère’s Palliative Care team. Funeral Services under the care and direction of Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. A Celebration of Life was held on January 11, 2017. Donations may be made to The Bruyère Foundation. Messages of Condolence may be left at HELP WANTED

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017 at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital. Jack Hube of Castleford, Ontario at the age of 82 years. Jack went to join his beloved wife Marlene (March 2, 2016). Loving and proud father of Mark (Debbie), Scott and Pam Hube (Garry Amm). Jack was predeceased by an infant daughter Kelly. Cherished and devoted grandfather of Melissa, Joshua, Jessica, Natasha, Rachael, Emily, Mary, Brian, Darren and Jason. Dear brother of Ron Hube (Audrey) of Huntsville, Ontario and Carol Scharf of London, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Bill Hube (late Verna) and sisters Betty Dent (late Bud) and Shirley Kerr (late Maxwell). Special uncle of Kim (Norm) and Tracie. Jack will be missed by his friends and neighbours Stuart and Carol Nicholson. Son of the late Charles and Pearl Hube. A special thank you to Dr. Suzuki and to Jack’s nurses; Nicole, Megan, Blaine and Alanah of the Arnprior Hospital. Friends were invited to share their memories of Jack with his family during visitation at the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior Saturday January 7, 2017 from 11:001:00 p.m. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m. in the Boyce Chapel. In memoriams to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at







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(formerly Lentz) Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Monday morning, January 2nd, 2017; Lorna June Schnob of Arnprior passed away following a courageous struggle. She was 81. Beloved wife of Dennis. Dearly loved mother of Daryl Lentz (Lee Anne McDonald); Blair Lentz and Doug Lentz (Krista), all of Arnprior. Loved stepmother of Dwayne Schnob of Ottawa and Debbie Bernique of Hamilton. Cherished and proud “Granny” of Shawn, Michaela, Chelsea, Brady, Blaire, Meagan, Amanda and Caroline. Dear sister of Fern Dolan (late Alvin) of Carleton Place. Predeceased by her parents: Floyd Baldwin and Ruby Penney as well as her only brother, Stanley Baldwin. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to join June’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday, January 7th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Sunday, January 8th from 11:30 until 12:30. A Funeral service followed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arnprior on Sunday afternoon commencing at 1 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of June, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. Condolences/Donations

Dorman, William “Bill” Hilton Born February 9, 1938 passed away January 7, 2017 after a long illness at the Carleton Place Terrace. Loving partner of 44 years to Janet Laing (predeceased). Father of Donald, Martha and Dwayne. Father to Lorry and Teena Laing. Grandfather to Amanda, and Bradley Bell, Cody and Jamie Dorman and Kyus Thompson. Bill was a former member of the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment, retired employee of the Rideau Regional Centre and long time volunteer of the Almonte General Hospital. Friends visited the family at the Alan R Barker Funeral Home, 19, McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment followed at Dewar Cemetery, Ashton. Thank you to Dr. J. Fullerton, the Carleton Place Terrace staff and caring nurses of CCAC. As well, for the ongoing support of Anne and Gary Tysick. Bill will be remembered for his sense of humour- “Everyday above ground is a good day”.

Robillard, Patrick Nelson (“Regan”) On January 5th, 2017, at the Almonte General Hospital, in his 81st year. Loved father of Michael (Colleen) of Carleton Place. Survived by his brothers Stuart and Brian and many nieces and nephews. Pat will be remembered by his grandsons Patrick and Shaun and their mother, Tina. Predeceased by his daughter Kimmy and son Steven, brothers Jack, Jim, Tom and Martin and his sisters Doris and Marguerite. Respecting his wishes there will be no visitation or service. Thank you to Liz Robinson, for her kindness and care throughout his illness and to Dr. Matthew Tiffany and the nursing staff at the Almonte Hospital. The guidance and respectfulness provided by John Bowes, Jim Daniels and Wayne Bennett of Barker Funeral Home is sincerely appreciated.

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BOVIN, Lillian Peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017; Lillian Ruth Bovin of White Lake passed away at the age of 65. Former wife and good friend of Roy Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q. Dearly loved mother of Debbie Ross of Ottawa; David Hurlbert of Quyon, P.Q.; Sheri Hurlbert (Rob Coulas) of Pembroke and Christina Hurlbert (Richard Lacroix) of Aylmer, P.Q. Dear sister of Audrey Latreille (late Moe) of Arnprior and Carl Bovin of Cantley, P.Q. Special “Honorary Sister” of Pat Goodall (Lee Gray) of Waba. Cherished by her 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces and nephews. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Lillian’s life will take place at a later date. In the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations


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Ottawa looks to replicate film, TV successes of 2016 Creating dedicated studio space a key ingredient for future growth: film commissioner ERIN MCCRACKEN

When it comes to lights, camera, action, 2016 was Ottawa's equivalent of a box office smash. "It was record-breaking," said Bruce Harvey, Ottawa's film commissioner. Last year, $100 million in "foreign funds" were spent in Ottawa, most of it from the U.S. and elsewhere in Canada. Half of that was in the animation field, with the other half neatly split between live-action French and English drama, reality and lifestyle shows. "All of that $100 million spins out into the economy and then stays here, multiplying within our economy," Harvey said of the benefit. While it's difficult to predict how well Ottawa will fare in 2017 since producers often don't book locations well in advance of a shoot, a number of Canada 150 birthday events, such as the NFL Grey Cup game and the Red Bull Crashed Ice competition, will draw cameras. "There's a lot of events that will attract tourism and travel

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If TV and movie production in Ottawa in 2017 echoes the successes of 2016, that will mean back-to-back banner years, according to Bruce Harvey, Ottawa’s film commissioner, and Stephanie Davy, co-ordinator of the Ottawa Film Office, seen here at the Bayview Yards Innovation Centre in Mechanicsville. shows," said Stephanie Davy, shoots in a variety of iconic Ot- hope that works for film as well," co-ordinator of the Ottawa Film tawa locations. said Harvey. Office. "The intention is for them to That means there will be come back afterwards. So we do See FILM, page 36


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CHANGES IN BUS ROUTES & THE NEW INNOVATION STATION PARK & RIDE – I’ve heard from many in the community on issues with the new bus routes that are increasing their commute times or causing concerns. I’m meeting with OC Transpo this week to go over all of the comments I’ve received and see what can be done quickly to improve the situation. The Park & Ride was officially opened on Wednesday. It will serve residents coming from the north as well as local residents. I’ll provide details on my discussions with OC in my column next week and at my Town Hall meeting on the 16th. For Route details or to register your views please visit OC Transpo’s website at KNL LANDS – If you use the Goulbourn Forced Road you will see a lot of activity over the next few months. Work has started to meet the requirements for creating new habitat for Blanding turtles and prepare for development of the subdivisions previously approved for those areas. At this time they are first installing a turtle fence along the entire urban development area. Trees in lands to be deeded to the City are protected. Over this winter about 100 hectares of trees will be removed, a watermain installed and some roadwork done, all on KNL lands west of the Goulbourn Forced Road. Work on their lands north of the Beaver Pond, with installation of services and construction of roads, will start in a few months. Come to my Town Hall on Jan 16th for more details and read the updates on my website, which will be posted as information is received. SNOW CLEARING - Mother Nature gave us quite a whammy last week with rain, freezing rain, snow – lots of each – causing slippery streets and falling trees. City staff worked in shifts 24 hours a day to open our streets and sidewalks and clear fallen trees, but under these circumstances it takes time. Cars parked on the roads make this work difficult and results in messy streets so if possible keep your cars off the roads, even when there isn’t an advisory, so staff can do a clean up and school buses can get through. Immediate concerns should be reported to 311 but do not hesitate to call my office if you need further assistance. SAVE THE DATE – Family Day Free Skate – Mlacak Center 1pm – 3pm. Please join us again this year for the Annual Family Day Skate sponsored by myself and MP Karen MacCrimmon with hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Chartwell Kanata. MY ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2016 has been sent to all households through Canada Post. Additional copies are available at my ward office in the Mlacak Centre and at my Town Hall meeting for those who don’t get non-addressed mail. A version in French is available on request as well.


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Film industry needs to co-ordinate with government Continued from page 35

“Maybe they’ll see a location they like and think of setting something here in future.” Ottawa already has several advantages that have helped it secure a corner of the production market, placing it in the top six or seven of production hot spots in Canada. It has prime shooting locations and crews can quickly access remote and urban locations here within a short time frame, saving time and money. This has, in part, helped draw several horror movie productions, which tend to be on a tighter budget. But there are “inherent hurdles” Harvey would like to smooth out to make Ottawa more attractive as a TV and film hot spot. While Ottawa is home to a solid crew base, there is a need for those working on the business side, such as accountants. And as a nation’s capital, producers face challenges in navigating multiple layers of bureaucracy. “There are different levels of

government that have to be coordinated,” Harvey acknowledged. For instance, there is an RCMP-controlled zone around Parliament Hill, which means camera drones can’t be used to shoot at the nearby Confederation Park. Crews wanting to cross the provincial border into Quebec to shoot a scene are faced with more permission requirements. And they can lose their Ontario filming subsidy when they cross over to Gatineau to film a scene there. “It would be good if the National Capital Region was treated as one region,” Harvey said.

He and Davy are working with different groups in the city to create a space, and the hope is this could become a reality within the next two years. However, it will largely depend on interest shown by enough developers, which can leverage support from different levels of government. Having founded a produc-

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Securing dedicated studio space with three stages totalling at least 3,716 square metres would also be a game-changer in Ottawa where none is currently available. “There’s some (TV) shows that are never going to come here until we get a studio, and then there’s others that won’t come here until we get our crew base going up,” said Harvey.


tion company in Calgary in 1990, Harvey said the former military base there translates into 9,290 square metres of studio space where shows such as Heartland, Fargo and Hell on Wheels have sets. Such a space here would produce enormous economic benefits. It costs about $1.8 million

to shoot an episode of CBC’s Heartland, which features 18 episodes per series. Game of Thrones costs more than $10 million an episode. “One good series doubles what we do. So it can make a big, big difference,” said Harvey, a Genie Award-winning film and TV producer. The majority of studios in the world have been built with government funding. In Vancouver, government seed money was instrumental, as were government dollars that helped create a number of Toronto studios. In Calgary, the city committed $10 million, the province chipped in $5 million, a $1.5-million contribution came from William F. White, a Canadian film, TV and theatrical equipment company, and other dollars came from private sector loans. It’s a formula that could work in Ottawa if there is willingness. A few years ago, the city committed $1.5 million, but Harvey said it will take a double-digit-million-dollar figure to make a dent. There is also


To further strengthen Ottawa’s marketability as a go-to shooting location, community and business improvement associations can play a role. Popular filming locales tend to be along the Rideau Canal, the ByWard Market, at Parliament Hill and in the downtown Golden Triangle neighbourhood, which offers a uniquely older look and feel. The suburbs also offer a bounty of options. Homes with large front lawns in neighbourhoods absent of sidewalks are a

hit since these can’t be found in large cities as much anymore. “There’s so much choice. You can go to Kanata. You can go to Orléans. You can go to Barrhaven,” said Harvey, adding there are some prime locations in Kanata and Dunrobin, and up-and-coming locales in Vanier where there is unique architecture. “You can go anywhere. Even Old Ottawa South, Heron Park, (the) Alta Vista area.” The Ottawa Film Office maintains a database of available locations across the city, but community associations can help by sending in photos of homes and businesses and letting the office know of neighbourhoods that are filmfriendly. Even the high-tech park in north Kanata could become a huge draw. Vacant office space is also valued. “Productions don’t want the burden of fighting with people to get to shoot there,” Harvey said, adding it can mean national exposure for a business and extra income for the property owner. “If you’re friendly they want to go there.”

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set last fall when those living near a Hydro One rightof-way corridor learned the transmission line from Balena Park, into Eastway Gardens and on to the Overbrook transmission station on Coventry Road, would need an upgrade. Pending approval of the plan, construction is slated to begin this spring and wrap up as early as next fall or as late as the spring or fall of 2018. The project raised concerns among residents about how much of the green space where many have hedges, barbecues and flower and vegetable gardens will be removed to make way for construction. Many blasted Hydro One for

what they complained was "a scorched-earth policy." The power company is upgrading its 1.8-kilometre transmission line by replacing seven hydro towers and adding a second circuit line to boost the power supply. The goal is to provide power to the city's future Confederation light-rail transit system, part of which is currently being tested with newly manufactured trains, as well as to power a future concentration of condominiums around the new transit stations, according to Hydro Ottawa staff. In response to concerns, Hydro One softened its stance and agreed to safeguard approximately five metres on

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Foul smelling suspect forces victim to drive to bank BY MEGAN DELAIRE

Staff Sgt. Mike Haarbosch doesn’t remember investigating anything like it before in Ottawa. Police say the city’s 33rd and final home invasion of 2016 began inside a home on Longshire Circle and ended

nearby on Avonhurst Avenue, but not before the suspect forced the victim to take him on a detour. The suspect, a man who police are still trying to identify, allegedly entered the Nepean home through an unsecure door around 1:20 a.m. on Dec. 30. He confronted a female

victim in the upstairs of the house and, threatening her with a gun, demanded she go to the bank with him to withdraw money. Haarbosch said that while home invasions – robberies in private residences that take place while a tenant is home – are recurrent in the city, if not common, the circumstances

of the Dec. 30 robbery are rare. Police investigated 33 robbery home invasions in 2016, but Haarbosch said he has never investigated one where the suspect forced the victim to drive somewhere. The victim drove the suspect to her bank, where police say she followed the suspect’s

orders and withdrew cash. She then drove back home, and the suspect left the vehicle along the way, on Avonhurst Avenue. There were no injuries. The suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old, 5-feet-9 inches tall, with a deep voice. He is also described as obese, with laboured breathing, and he re-

portedly smelled bad. Police are asking anyone with information about the home invasion and robbery, to call the break and enter unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2655. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800222-8477, or by downloading the Ottawa police app.

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Church Services The Anglican Parish of March St John’s South March 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata Sunday Service 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am


St Mary’s North March 2574 6th Line Road, Dunrobin Services and Sunday School 9:00 am

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Sunday Services at 9:15 and 10:45 AM.

Nursery and Children’s programs running concurrently. Youth Groups: Transit (Gr 6-8), Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Thirst (Gr 9-12), Wednesdays at 7 PM

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GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH 140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

St Paul’s Dunrobin 1118 Thomas Dolan Parkway Sunday Service 11:00 am

10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School Pastoral Care & Healing Service: 11:30am - last Sunday of each month


KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH 465 Hazeldean Rd. • 613-836-3145

Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am 9am Children’s Program Available Pastors: Bob Davies, Stephen Budd & Doug Ward

Sunday Worship Service 10:30am. Sunday School 9:15am. Adult Bible Class 9:15am.


Reverend Mark Redner 3794 Diamondview Road, Kinburn Friday Healing Service 7:00 p.m. SundayWorship Service 10:00 a.m. 613-288-8120

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Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations

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Meet your Kanata Lasers 35

Jack MacLaren Member of Provincial Parliament Carleton-Mississippi Mills

Cap-and-trade boondoggle! I hope everyone had a calm and restful Christmas and happy new year, because it looks like 2017 is off to a rough start.

Name and number: Anand Oberoi,

Position: Goalie Age: 17 Birthplace: Kanata Nickname: Eerie School: Peak Academy Pregame rituals: I play a game of sewer with the team to get warmed up. Before I get off the ice after the pregame warmup, I shoot the puck and try to hit the crossbar. I have to drink a bottle of water between each period. Pregame meal: Candy, candy corn, candy canes and syrup. Favourite movie: Elf Favourite hockey team: Florida Panthers Favourite player: Peter Sigouin (teammate) What three items would you bring on a desert island: A solar powered phone, a whistle to attract dolphins, scuba diving kit. What makes you a good teammate: “He provides a back bone, he bails out the team when needed” - Peter Sigouin, teammate. Favourite song: Will Smith - Gettin’ Jiggy With It How many pushups can you do in a minute: 47 NEXT LASERS HOME GAMES

• Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Brockville at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place. • Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Carleton Place at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place.

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS / AMENDMENTS UNDER THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. The items listed below, in addition to any other items previously scheduled, will be considered at this meeting which will be held in the Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa. To see any change to this meeting agenda, please go to Zoning – 4789 Bank Street 613-580-2424, ext. 12585 – Zoning – 404 Eden Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 22568 – Zoning – 6219, 6227 Renaud Road (337 – 353 Melodie Street) 613-580-2424, ext. 15430 – Zoning – 774 Bronson Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 27889 – Zoning – 770 Bronson Avenue 613-580-2424, ext. 27889 –

The Government’s cap-and-trade tax went into effect on the 1st of January. The tax is basically a scheme to make everyone pay for carbon dioxide emissions. Fuel prices have already gone up. Gas at most pumps was up to $1.16 a litre. The cost of heating your home is going up by about $7 a month, and this is on top of the already ridiculously high cost of hydro. The cost of everything else is going up too. Almost all products in Canada are shipped to a store or to your doorstep by trucks. So if the cost of gas goes up, the cost of shipping does too. Business have to pass those costs on to their customers. This is why the Auditor-General of Ontario estimated that over the next two years households will pay almost $300 more indirect costs everything. These higher costs are going to hurt the poor most, and enrich the government by about $2 billion a year. The cap-and-trade tax is not going to be offset by reductions in any of our other taxes. So as we all get poorer, the government will get richer.

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Karen McCrimmon Serving Constituents of Kanata-Carleton

Member of Parliament Kanata-Carleton Information Session – Canada Summer Jobs Program

An information session will be held on Tuesday January 17th, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata on the Canada Summer Jobs Program. Department officials will be on hand to answer questions. Those who cannot attend the Information Session can access a pre-recorded YouTube Information Video at


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Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30 years old. This year, applications are being accepted online from December 7, 2016 until January 20, 2017, with students starting their jobs as early as April 2017. I ask all local businesses who can take in students, to apply, and provide these students the opportunity to expose them to new skills, challenge their potential, experience personal growth, and help them set themselves up for future. For more information on CSJ, including the eligibility criteria and application guide, visit, or call us at 613-992-1119.

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It’s been a very busy year on Parliament Hill, and with one year into our tenure, I am very pleased with many of the advancements our government has produced, and am hopeful that with these changes, Canadians will be able to benefit from these successes for years to come. Under the new Canada Child Benefit, about 300,000 fewer children will be living in poverty in 2016-17 compared with 2014-15, and families benefitting are seeing an average increase in child benefits of almost $2,300 in the 2016-17 benefit year. The government has cut taxes for the middle class which resulted in nearly nine million Canadians having more money on their paycheques starting last January. We reached an historic agreement to make meaningful changes to the CPP; it will allow Canadians to retire with more money in their pockets. The deal will boost how much Canadians will get from their pension – from one quarter of their earnings now, to fully one third. We have increased Canada Student Grant amounts by 50%: from $2,000 to $3,000 per year for students from low-income families; from $800 to $1,200 per year for students from middle-income families; and from $1,200 to $1,800 per year for part-time students. Last summer, more than twice as many young Canadians were at work compared to last year through the Canada Summer Jobs program. In Kanata-Carleton we invested almost $690,000 and helped create 290 jobs. As the New Year begins I am excited for us to once again come together, improve upon the positive steps we have made in the past year, and continue the hard work to create a better Canada.

‘I felt like I was talented, famous and popular’ MEGAN DELAIRE

Actress Sandra Oh, astronaut Steve MacLean and former professional baseball player Doug Frobel are among a handful of stars to have risen from Nepean. Last month, an aspiring actress and a painter earned themselves spots on the growing list of Nepean residents recognized for their talent, their perseverance or both. Marina Gobraeil and Joe Johnson, both 17, were among 22 organizations and individuals honoured during the annual Celebration of People awards in December for their work to promote accessibility, inclusion and community participation by citizens with disabilities. The awards ceremony is the result of a partnership each year between local community organizations that provide services and programs for people with disabilities. "It celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of people in the community," said Maria Redpath, spokes-

person for Citizen Advocacy Ottawa, one of the ceremony's founding partners. "Some of them have disabilities and some of them promote inclusion and accessibility." Since 2001, Celebration of People's awards night has taken place in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, designated by the United Nations to fall on Dec. 3 each year. Some of its 13 award categories recognize volunteerism, advocacy, artistic excellence, community leadership and education, among other things. For Marina - a St. Paul High School student with Down syndrome who dreams of a career as a singer, dancer and actor - while taking the stage to receive her youth award was nerve wracking, it also fed her hunger for the spotlight. "I felt nervous to be on the stage," Marina said. "I felt like I was talented, famous and popular." Marina was nominated for the youth award by a tutor impressed by her immersion into theatre, dance, music and sports. The award recognizes

a young person with a disability who has shown excellence and perseverance in reaching a significant personal goal or in serving others. On top of her vocal, dance - jazz, tap and ballet - and acting lessons, she has tried her hand at drumming, playing piano, swimming, Zumba and gymnastics. Marina draws inspiration from musical comedy-drama television series Glee and its triple-threat cast. At the end of the day, though, she said she knows her goals and passions are uniquely hers, and that's fine. "I think ... I'm not the same," she said. "I'm different." Celebration of People's artistic excellence award recognizes someone with a disability who contributes to the creative and cultural life of his or her community through an artistic medium. This year, Joe Johnson's educational assistant Kendra Lachine thought he fit the bill, and so did the award's judges. Joe - a student at Sir Robert Borden High School - is learning how to channel his atten-

tion deficit hyperactivity disorder into something productive, and watercolour painting is his outlet of choice. "I got started on and off at a young age, I'd say maybe from the third grade," he said. "When I was younger I used to draw in class. It was my main outlet just to get the hyperactivity out and give me something to focus on." Joe has spent the past several years honing his painting skills, and produces work - watercolour paintings often featuring birds and other ani-

mals and sometimes depicting landscapes - that holds its own in art auctions. "For the past year or two I've kind of really gotten into it," he said. "One of the teachers at my school had contacts at art auctions for a charity ... so she helped me get into one and that's pretty much how I ended up getting into it. I wouldn't have gotten as far as I have in any of this if it weren't for her." As part of her work with Citizen Advocacy Ottawa,

Redpath is regularly involved with the organization's fundraising and community events benefiting people in Ottawa with disabilities. But the Celebration of People awards night is the highlight of her year. "They're all really amazing exceptional people in their own rights and it is one of my personal favourite events of the year," Redpath said. "Because we don't celebrate people enough, is what I think ... particularly people with disabilities."

CAT OF THE WEEK “STERLING & ARCHER” We are two brothers now 11 weeks old... attached by the hips... no wonder... because we were found in a dumpster as tinny 3 week olds and were raised by humans and we had only each other to play, socialize and be loving adjusted kittens. We are ready now to have our very own home and continue our happy tale... growing up with our forever family bring them joy, make them laugh and be their two little furry boys. Call and meet us. You will see we are everything you can imagine to have. For adopting this or any other cat contact GWEN at 613-258-2622. Check out the website for available cats and more info. Looking for volunteers and foster families to help out with cat care. We are a registered charity.

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Basic Home Improvements that Save Money

Energy and water costs are on the rise, taking a bigger chunk out of our wallets every month. With a few home improvements, you may be able to save money on your utility bills.

While you may have already switched to compact flourescent light bulbs, these tips will add to the savings by regulating your home’s temperature.

Water… These tips will not only help you save money on your bill, but you’ll be saving water, too. Bathing and showering comprises 35% of household water use.

• Good insulation not only helps regulate the temperature of your home, it can also reduce your heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%. • Schedule temperature settings on a programmable thermostat for when you’re likely to need heat or air conditioning the most, such as when you wake up and when you arrive home from work. • Drafty windows are not only a nuisance, they can also cause 30-40% of heating and cooling losses. Apply weather stripping to your windows to patch up leaks.

• Low flow faucets and showerheads can help you dramatically reduce your water consumption. • Every six months, inspect your faucets and pipes for wear and tear. Don’t forget outdoor faucets! • A tankless water heater may help you save 20% on your water bill. An added bonus: You’ll never run out of hot water again! Energy… Canadians use an average of 105 gigajoules of energy per household.

Home Improvements that Boost the Value of Your Home

Homeowners remodel their homes for a number of reasons, but one of the most common is to increase resale value prior to listing. Renovations will improve the style, function, look and feel of your home, and may make it more appealing to potential buyers. The kitchen is the heart of the home. A kitchen remodel will not only improve your home’s functionality, it may also become a key selling point if you decide to sell. The average kitchen remodel costs $24,912, with people undertaking a high-end remodel spending an average of $49,495. However, if you’re thinking of listing your home soon and your kitchen is in good shape, you may want to rethink a full remodel. A minor upgrade and a coat of paint may be all you need to freshen up the space. 40% of

home improvement dollars have gone into the kitchen.

The bathroom is the place where you get ready to take on the world every day. Show it some love with a makeover. Upgrade your fixtures to reflect your style, or create the spa-like getaway of your dreams. Canadians spent an average of $10,127 on their renovation, with people spending an average of $21,200 for a high-end remodel. Upgrading your home with energy-efficient features will not only save each month on your utility bill, it may also make the home more attractive to younger or more energy-conscious buyers. 40% of renovation projects went over budget, while 33% stayed on budget.

Best Wishes for 2017


Hi, my name is ESKO! I am a 3-year-old Maltese/Yorkshire terrier mix. I live in Kanata, where I enjoy exploring the many trails and green spaces in the area. I am particularly fond of Alice Wilson Woods. As you can see I am an avid Ottawa Senators fan and always “paws” to watch their games on T.V. Although I am a loyal Sens fan, my favourite player in the NHL is Jay Beagle of the Washington Capitals. Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, January 12, 2017 43

Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail:

Jan. 12

Beginning Jan. 12 at 7:15pm, the Kanata Toastmasters Club will begin a six-week interactive seminar during their regular club meetings. During these sessions, you will learn proven techniques to enhance your speaking skills and overcome nervousness. The Kanata Toastmasters club is interested in helping their community become part of this reality. The cost is $60 and will cover all materials. The Kanata Toastmasters club meets at 400 Goldridge Dr. (old school house). For information and registration, call Gina Cook at 613-591-1456 or email

Jan. 17

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures with the How to Take Better Vacation Photos workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Beaverbrook library branch. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create

a better picture but to enhance the sensation of “being there” when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group. To attend this free seminar, please register with the Ottawa Public Library.

Jan. 16

The Oasis in Kanata, a place for caregivers of people with mental illness, presents Family Wellness and Coping Plans; practical coping strategies and techniques for caregivers and their family members so they may maintain their own mental, physical, and emotional health while caring for a loved one with a mental illness. Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr. at 7 p.m. Free. Jan. 18 and 25 Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre All welcome. Visit for and community volunteers host a nutritional details. lunch, entertainment, and/or educational program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in our community – a great way Jan. 21 to socialize, learn and have some fun at the Robbie Burns Celebration dinner evening at the same time. Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #638. Reception at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre. Please register 5:30 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. Haggis and Roast at least seven days in advance at 613-591-3686, Beef Dinner with a variety of entertainment in ext. 320. Transportation can be arranged upon celebration of Robbie Burns. Highland Dress/Lerequest. Club cost: $8. Bingo, Jan. 18: Aged gion Dress/ Black Tie/Business Suit. Tickets $35/ in Harmony, Jan. 25: Retirement Living with person. Advance Tickets sales only. Tickets must Margaret Denis, Chartwell Kanata. be picked up on or before Jan. 18 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. For details: 613-591-5570 or

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Kanata Dance Club Mardi Gras dance from 8pm-12:30am at the John Mlacak Community Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for non members. Membership cards for 2017 will be available in the hall. For more information see:

Jan. 22

Kanata Nordic’s Snow Day 2017 at Wesley Clover Parks, Kanata Nordic gate, 10:00am - 3:00pm. Outdoor activities all at no charge: snowshoe rentals, xc skis to demo, waxing demonstrations, and a novice ski-orienteering event. See skiers and dogs fly by in a ski-joring demo and enjoy live musical entertainment. Adults, you can sample Muskoka Brewery craft beers and kids get your ‘Passport to Winter Fun’ stamped at a few stations and collect Come celebrate Robbie Burns Day at 140 Ab- a prize. See for details. beyhill Dr. Doors will open at 5:45 pm starting with a traditional Burns supper, followed by entertainment and dancing to a local fiddler. Entertainment will also be provided by Sherry’s School of Jan. 24 Opportunity to practice and polish your French. Kanata Francophone Toastmasters is offering a 6-2-week speechcraft in French starting Jan. 24. Cost : $60/p. Address: SS #1, 400 Goldridge. For information and registration, contact • Win great prizes!


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Highland Dance. Instruction for Scottish Country Dancing will be led by Charlie Inglis of the Scottish Country Dancing Society and friends. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for children under 12. Cash bar. Contact Sherry Sharpe at 613-592-2777 or for tickets.

Jan. 26

Kanata & District Breast Cancer Support Group monthly meeting at 7 pm at Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. For more information, please call Judy Lees 613 592-1929.



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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Wishful thinking won’t get you ahead, Aries. But hard work will. Don’t shy away from an opportunity that comes your way, even if it seems less promising at first glance. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you find yourself in a leadership role this week and are asked to make a lot of decisions. Wield your power carefully as others are watching you intently. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a few variables are thrown into the mix once you think you have everything figured out. You will show your ability to problem-solve if you can handle the task. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, patience is required when a difficult situation presents itself. Resist the temptation to act before you get a full grasp of the situation and what you should do. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Someone close to you puts their faith in your ability to get a job done, Leo. Here’s How It Works: This week devote all of your effort to completing this work, and it will only enhance your résumé. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, it may be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! the next social gathering. Afford others the chance to be the center of attention.

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