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EMC News – Jon Lovagi still struggles with his son Dustyn’s suicide. The 20-year-old had so much going for him: a loving family, friends and a place on the Dean’s List at Algonquin College. But one night in 2005, Dustyn stepped in front of a truck on the Queensway, taking his own life. “Dustyn didn’t want to die,” said Lovagi, “But for a brief moment he didn’t want to live.’ Lovagi spent the next six years working behind the scenes to improve youth mental health services in the community. It was only after the highprofile death of Daron Richardson, daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, that Lovagi gathered the courage to tell his other son, now 15, how his big brother died. “That’s allowed me to be more effective to help youth who are struggling,” said Lovagi, the co-chair of Reach Up, a local advocacy group for youth suicide prevention and mental health. REACH UP, see 4

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Former A.Y. Jackson teacher ‘sexually involved’ with numerous students Joanne Léger-Legault pleads no contest to allegations

Joanne Léger-Legault, who taught at A.Y. Jackson and Merivale High School, has been dismissed by the Ottawa public school board. None of the allegations have been proven in a court of law. The school board issued a statement about the case on Monday. “In 2006, the school district received a complaint about a female teacher. The district immediately contacted Ottawa police and a formal police investigation was conducted. Police determined that there was insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges,” the school board’s press release said. “The district then commenced its own internal investigation and took disciplin-

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Léger-Legault’s lawyer requested that her name not be published. But the college’s lawyer said the teacher’s name should be published because of the serious nature of the offence and to send a clear message to other teachers and the public “that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated and will receive the strongest sanction possible.” Léger-Legault was an award-winning teacher who was honoured for promoting the French literary arts at Merivale in 2010. Dennis Zhang is Grade 12 student at Merivale High School who studied French in Léger-Legault’s class when he was in Grade 9. He said the news about her actions came as a big surprise. “Wow,” Dennis said as he waited for a bus near the school on Monday afternoon. “I did not expect that.” Dennis said Léger-Legault was “a good teacher.” “She made it fun and she went at each individual student’s pace,” he said. R0011148460

Léger-Legault pleaded no contest to the allegations of professional misconduct filed against her at the Ontario College of Teachers discipline board. A former student at A.Y. Jackson who graduated in 2005 said he was one of the teens who had inappropriate relations with the teacher. The student, who did not wish to be identified, said the teacher supervised his afterschool club at A.Y. Jackson. He said there were more than two students at the school who engaged in inappropriate relations with the teacher from 2001 to 2005. The student said the “rumours” and allegations surrounding the case are overblown, but refused to comment on the nature of his or other students’ relations with the teacher. “It’s been annoying,” he said. “It’s high school bullsh**t.” The student said he’s aware of “more than two” A.Y. students who had sexual relations with the teacher. Léger-Legault taught at Merivale from the 2005-06 school year until June 2011. There is no indication that any misconduct occurred while she was on the Merivale staff. The Ontario College of Teachers discipline board heard the case last year. Léger-Legault engaged in “inappropriate relations” with four male students, according the discipline board. The college says the teacher violated student-teacher boundaries by engaging in

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Since then, Lovagi has visited youth and church groups, sharing Dustyn’s story and encouraging both teens and adults to start a discussion about how to help the city’s troubled youth. Reach Up’s other co-chair, Michael Dixon, said Ottawa’s youth suicide rate is on the rise, something he’s noticed from his job as an assistant funeral director. “It would really kind of surprise the general public if they knew how many suicides in this city … involve young people.” The city only hears about the deaths of the children of well-known parents, such as Daron Richardson and Jamie Hubley, son of Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, he said. It’s the responsibility of the community as a whole – not

just parents – to help troubled youth, added Dixon. Dixon said he once saw a survey that asked teens: if they were going through a hard time who were the people they would first approach

to the side,” he said. “When I’m coaching I don’t take that lightly.” Coaches need to be aware of the kids who might need help, he said. “Sometimes you can spot it

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for help. The top two answers were a friend, followed by a coach or leader of a youth group. “They have a big responsibility there because kids really look up to them,” said Dixon, who coaches minor midget hockey. “When a player comes to you with a problem or an issue, you don’t just shove it off

and unfortunately sometimes you can’t.” Certification courses for minor league coaches – whatever the sport – should include education about youth mental health, suggested Dixon. “I really enjoyed taking coaching courses, especially with hockey,” he said. “(But) they really don’t spend a lot of time on the

player, how to deal with …different personalities on your team. Maybe there needs to be a section or a little bit of time on that.” Lovagi and Dixon met when they were both pee wee coaches with the Kanata Minor Hockey Association.

perform music at the dinner. Reach Up has also organized a 16-team bantam hockey tournament at the Jack Charron Arena from Feb. 3 to 5, to help fundraise for the youth mental health program. Tickets to the event are $60, which pays for dinner as well as several raffles and auctions. Auction items include Ottawa Senators tickets, a hockey stick signed by Todd White, spa gift certificates and box seats to Disney on Ice. Tickets can be purchased online at www. reachupottawa.com. The organizers hope to raise $10,000 from both events. The advocacy group is also organizing a golf tournament fundraiser in the summer. “I know I have personally been overwhelmed and touched by the response of our city,” said Dixon. “People are getting the message that our youth need help.”

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Wilkinson said she needs a “composite community plan” to bring to the planning committee or else it’s likely the committee will accept the staff recommendation – which residents may not like. “I know they’re not recommending a 16-storey building, I can tell you that,” she said. A number of residents submitted comments before the

supporting the public until I get the full picture,” she said. “I want all the ideas.” A number of residents at the meeting said they were concerned the developer wouldn’t listen to the alternatives suggested by the community. “We have to come here cynical,” said a new resident to Beaverbrook, who didn’t want his name used. He named similar battles over rezoning in the Glebe and Westboro, communities that lost against the developer. “It’s a flawed process,” he

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meeting, but very few made suggestions as to what could be done with the property, she said. “I’m up against real obstacles,” said Wilkinson. “I think we need to be a little more specific.” Under the current zoning, the developer could build a community centre, a day care, a group home, a place of assembly or worship, among many other options. Other ideas could be brought forward, but may also require the city to rezone the land. “We want (the planning committee) to say ‘Yes this will work,’” said Wilkinson, about submitting alternative ideas. “They’re very open to it.” She said that without community suggestions, she can’t take a stand on the development. “I can’t make a decision on

said. Others said suggesting alternatives may weaken their position on spot rezoning. “It’s a sign of weakness,” said Muirhead about making recommendations. He questioned Wilkinson if providing alternatives could “weaken the position of the community” in the future. Her answer was no, but Muirhead said he wasn’t convinced. “People are just really suspicious of the planning at the City of Ottawa,” he said. A number of residents still submitted their suggestions to Wilkinson as to what the developer could do with the site. Included in residents’ recommendations under the current zoning: • A land exchange, possibly with the public school board. • Keep the present building R0011250229

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Short list for new police chief too short The city has picked up a nasty habit. In the interest of harm reduction, an intervention is in order as our elected representatives appear to have learned little from the Lansdowne reconstruction fiasco. In that case, council voted to accept a proposal from a sole supplier, and then had to attempt to explain why they didn’t need to explore alternatives. The consequences of that decision has led to a drawn-out process

where nearly two years after the vote, shovels have yet to be plunged into the ground along the Rideau Canal. Now we come to the process to select a new chief of police following Vern White’s appointment to the Senate. The police services board appears to have caught the same bug that befell council over Lansdowne. Usually the city wouldn’t hire a street sweeper without asking for public applications, but the police board

thinks it’s a good idea to only consider existing members of the police department for the chief’s job. There are a couple of potential problems with this decision. For one, White was long ago given the mandate to groom an internal candidate to take his position if he moved on. The potential folly of that requirement becomes evident now: his subordinates may have spent years beholden to the man

who can hand them the keys to the chief’s office down the road. One of those former subordinates will now become chief. Another problem is similar to the one that caused all the kerfuffle over Lansdowne. What if there is an external candidate out there who has a better product to offer. Why shut them out? Choosing a supplier and ignoring all other offers is not a good way to run an ice cream stand and it’s not a

good way to run a city either. White has shown good judgment as chief and we hope he shows good judgment in recommending someone for his job. But we shouldn’t have to gamble on one person’s best guess. Maybe one of the two deputy chiefs is the best person for the job of chief, but we’ll never know if there’s no open competition. By foregoing an open, cross-country job search, the police services board has

limited the quantity – and likely the quality – of applicants. Ottawa is one of the biggest cities in the country, plus its capital. Surely a Help Wanted sign hung in the window by the board would attract the interest of a number of top law enforcement officers in Canada. If we’re going to spend money on a chief of police, let’s get the right man or woman for the job. An open competition is the only way to make sure that happens.

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Everything for nothing on the web? CHARLES GORDON Funny Town If there was a way to sneak into the NHL All-Star Game without paying, some of us would have. Most of us wouldn’t. That’s the way we were brought up. If somebody is selling something and you want it, you pay for it. But if someone offered us a pirated version of the all-star game video for nothing over the Internet, a lot more of us would take that. And, of course, that also applies to music, books and movies. A disturbing number of us feel that we are entitled to free, music, books and movies over the Internet. In recent weeks there has been a huge outcry, mostly in the U.S., over proposed anti-piracy legislation. Millions participated in online protests of one sort or another, to the extent that some American legislators who originally supported the bill are said to be getting cold feet. Why, exactly, do some people feel entitled to free content over the Internet? Is it because they paid for their computers? You know, they paid for the washing machines. Do they expect free clothes? Is it because they pay for the Internet connection? Is it because they’re cheap? Is it because they don’t respect the right of artists to be paid for their work. It’s an important question, because the Internet has a good chance to wipe out the music industry and the publishing industry. Companies have been steadily going under for the last few years. Musicians and writers have seen their earning opportunities drastically diminished at the same time as consumers have feasted on free content. New copyright legislation, both here and in the U.S., is an attempt to right some of those wrongs. Inevitably, there are details that need to

be changed, but most of the outcry has nothing to do with details. It has to do with the principle of the thing: that we have a right to everything, for free. Again, why? Leonard Cohen has a new album out this week. He’s worked hard over a long career, provided joy and inspiration to millions of people. Isn’t that worth something? Or do we somehow have a right to his music without paying for it. One argument that will be made is that Leonard Cohen doesn’t need the money and neither does the big company that records him. But most of the victims of Internet piracy are not the Leonard Cohens, Sonys or CÊline Dions of this world. Artists who get rich from their music are in the minority. Most of the victims of Internet piracy are struggling artists who have financed their own projects and are trying to make an honest dollar from them. This is not taking a quarter from a payphone; it is stealing from the mom-and-pop store down the street. It is interesting to note that among the supporters of the legislation are unions representing both artists and craftspeople employed in the entertainment industry. These are not wealthy entertainers, just working people who realize that their livelihood is at stake. (Disclosure alert: I am a member of the musicians’ union, but am not selling CDs.) One of the targets of the controversial legislation is the big offshore operator who sends pirated material back to North American consumers. There won’t be too many defending him. But that guy couldn’t exist without his customers and his customers are ordinary people who are not willing to pay for content. Some recent attempts to punish ordinary people for this have been clumsy and heavy-handed, but that doesn’t make what they are doing right. The debate will move closer to home in the next few years as newspapers, some of which now attack copyright laws as infringements on freedom of speech, begin to charge for the Internet content they have been giving away for free. Will that be you, trying to sneak into the sports section?

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Is the city’s police services board right to limit its search for a new chief to internal candidates only?

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D) I don’t care. I won’t be chief at any rate so I’m not interested.

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EMC News – Nick May’s eureka moment happened during a mixing mishap in his kitchen last year. The 23-year-old rural Kanata man was experimenting with chemicals, trying to create a water-activated shaving cream for women. May was mixing different combinations of chemicals in the squares of ice cube trays when he accidently dropped some powder into a metal bowl filled with vegetable oil, which was warming on the stove. The oil activated the powder forming a slippery nugget that sunk to the bottom of the bowl – he only discovered his creation while later cleaning the container in the sink. “The nugget stuck to my spoon,� he said. “So that was my ‘aha’ moment. That told me that what I was trying to do was awesome.� The nugget was a slippery substance, perfect for use as a water-activated shaving cream. May’s discovery turned the first-year Carleton University student from an amateur scientist into a fledgling entrepreneur. The next set of steps was a little more demanding – finding a manufacturer and marketing the product. First May held a test study

with a group of women – comprised of his cousin and some of her university friends to test his prototype. After reviewing the results of his focus group, May decided to create a vanilla-scented shaving stick called Vanilla Shower Time, a product containing tea tree oil with omega oils instead of preservatives. “It doesn’t have all the extra crap,â€? said May. “The real story here is he’s taken it to manufacture,â€? said Robert Burk, chair of the chemistry department at Carleton University. “He’s getting an education in a lot more than chemistry.â€? May has a fertile mind, said Burk, who teaches a first year course on general chemistry attended by May. The first-year university student was working on an idea to add an oxidant to fuel for motorcycle to super-charge the engine. “He’s got all these great ideas ‌and now he’s shown he can push it through to a product that’s on store’s shelves.â€? May, who is enrolled in the bachelor of science program at Carleton and hopes to eventually become a pharmacist, said he wanted to avoid using many of the chemicals common in other shaving products and instead rely on only natural ingredients. He came up with the seed

money to manufacture the sticks by selling his motorcycle – the other passion in his life. May started racing the motocross circuit across North America at the age of 14, retiring when he turned 20 and returning to high school to get his diploma. He graduated from Adult High School in Ottawa with a 90 per cent average, good enough to earn him an $8,000 scholarship to Carleton. Seed money in hand, May next found a group of manufacturers to create the lable, container, and vanilla-scented stick, producing a first run of 5,000 shower sticks. The product, which sells for $9.99, has been on sale at Abstentions, a convenience store at Carleton University and the First Class Book Store at Algonquin College since December. It has since been introduced at three Natural Food Pantry stores in Ottawa, including a branch located at 5537 Hazeldean Rd. in Kanata. May said he hopes to expand production and sell the shower stick using major retailers. May said he’s been fascinated with the concept of making a solid shaving lubricant since he was 14 years old. “I was amazed at how awesome a moisturizing strip was on a razor.�

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During a special transit commission meeting on Jan. 26, members unanimously approved a report directing strict timelines for when the bus-location data should be released. “I think we have to be able to provide the open data,” Tierney said. “That’s a commitment that we made, and this (the report) is going to address that. By March 22, that commitment will be fulfilled.” Tierney said he was pleased with the subsequent action on the bus-location data issue, after becoming “extremely upset” that chairwoman Diane Deans and OC Transpo general

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The report approved on Jan. 26 states: “(The) IT working group believes and recommends that the city should proceed with the release of real time GPS data as soon as prudent terms of use can be developed, given that there is currently no market taking advantage of such advertising opportunities and that the anticipated additional revenue is relatively small.” Mercier told transit commissioners on Jan. 17 that OC Transpo would be looking at how much money could be made from harnessing the exclusive use of bus-location data, and then let commissioners decide what’s more important: potential advertising revenue from the only mobile app that can show real-time bus locations, or the city’s commitment to transparency through its open data initiative. That debate was set to take place this summer. But after the commission voted in favour of speeding up the public release of the information, Mercier said OC Transpo has been “very open

to moving ahead.” While last year, the transit agency was focused on addressing the financial constraints in its fiscal framework, this year has brought a challenge of balancing the needs of OC Transpo and the expectations of customers. “Customers’ expectations are going fast and we’re keeping up with the times,” Mercier said. “We’ve been working together and we know where we want to go, and we’ll be talking about that on March 22.” A strong argument was made by Tierney to look more closely at the model Winnipeg uses to release its bus-location data to the public for use in privately-developed applications that let riders know how far away their next bus is. Alex Lougheed, spokesperson for the local advocacy group Open Data Ottawa, said the group is “super excited” about this next stage in the ongoing process of fighting for open data. In the end, it was community pressure that led to this success, said Lougheed,

a Centretown resident. That pressure went beyond the open data community and tech-minded developers because transit users are able to see the benefit and express that to councillors and commissioners. “There is a lot of genuine demand for this stuff,” Lougheed said, who handed out “certificates of awesome” to transit commission members to thank them for their support. The city did release a buslocation data briefly during its Apps4Ottawa contest in 2010 and early 2011, and transit apps were very popular: “Where is My Bus?,” an app developed by ByWard Market resident Jonathan Rudenberg, won the people’s choice award. But some other bus apps didn’t work and left OC Transpo to field calls about the bad information they were putting out to the public, transit commissioners were told on Jan. 17. Rudenberg said he intends to look at the format OC Transpo plans to release the data in and rework his app to make it useable.

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Suicides are a tragic reality, especially amongst the youth population. In Canada, suicides are the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24. Teenage years can be a difficult time of much change and transition and with that comes many additional stressors. Unfortunately, being unable to deal with these additional stressors can cause youth to turn to suicide. But suicide is never the answer. Warning signs of suicide: Warning signs may indicate that a person could be having suicidal thoughts. Some of these warning signs include: • Withdrawal from family and friends • Lack of interest in school, work, or hobbies • Behaviour that is out of character • Increase in risky behaviour • Substance misuse • Increased mood swings, aggression, and “flat” mood

Written by Andrée Raymond RN BScN Public Health Nurse, School Health Program Ottawa Public Health

Many parents feel anxious about talking to their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help guide during these very important talks:

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start early Talking about sexuality at an early age will make it easier when talking about more complex issues when they become teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring it up. Take it slowly, building on topics you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex—bring it up with them. Do not expect that everything will be covered in one “talk” as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject. What is most important is that your teen feels they can come to you with their questions and concerns. make tHe most of teacHable moments Capitalize on opportunities that come up in everyday life. Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have reflected on the question—where do babies come from?

• Giving away prized belongings • Dark themes in poetry, art, or writing • Feelings of depression, hopelessness, and helplessness • Changes in sleeping, eating, or personal hygiene • Talking about death or suicide • Having a plan on how to commit suicide HoW to Help someone: If you see any of the above warning signs, there are things you can do to help: • First, confront it. If you suspect suicidal thoughts, don’t be afraid to ask directly if they are considering suicide. You cannot make someone more suicidal by asking about it. Suicide is not an idea you can put in someone’s head. • Listen with an open mind. Do not judge. • Don’t lessen or dismiss any of their feelings. • Tell the person that you really care about

them. Express that they matter to you. Clearly tell them that you want to help in any way that you can. • Do not promise to keep their thoughts of suicide a secret. When a life is at risk, you must tell someone. • Getting outside help is critical. Contact your family doctor, a mental health professional, a crisis line, or go to the closest emergency room. If there is immediate danger, call 911. • Stay in contact with the person. Check in to see how they are doing. Be sure to praise the person for their courage to get help. Youth suicide is a major public health concern. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is currently working with schools, to provide programming to build resiliency and reduce risks of suicide in youth. As well, OPH is financially supporting the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) mental health walk-in clinic, allowing more youth and families to get support. Suicides will not go away unless we create an open dialogue, and support those in need. If you or someone you know is in need, please do not hesitate to contact the following: YSB 24/7 Crisis Line – 613-260-2360 Distress Centre Ottawa and Region - 613-238-3311 Tel-aide Outaouais – Gatineau -819-775-3223, Ottawa -613-741-6433 For more information, please visit ottawa.ca/ health or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ottawahealth) for the latest public health information.

Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, watching a love scene in a TV show, or even listening to provocative lyrics on the radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen. It does not matter how you bring it up—it just matters that you let your teen know that you are willing to talk about it. use “real” Words Use proper vocabulary when referring to body parts. Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that these are not “dirty” words

and that it’s ok to ask questions. clarify questions When your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise. You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know. Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.

sHare your values —don’t lecture or preacH Listen and respect your child’s ideas. Ask them what they think about it. Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand. Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context. For more information on talking about sexuality, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY:613-580-6744) or visit our website ottawa. ca/sexuality. You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ophsexhealth) for the latest public health information. 380478-0202 Kanata Kourier-Standard EMC - Thursday, February 2, 2012 13


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Remembering Emerson Mary’s brother was always so full of life MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories EMC Lifestyle – Losing a sibling is never easy. You try to remember the good times and they help sustain you as you come to grips with the finality of the sudden death of a loved one. Last week my brother Emerson, who has been so much a part of these stories since their inception in 1976, passed away. He had a massive heart at-

tack and died in hospital in St. Thomas, Ont. And so this week, please let me tell you about another side of the impish brother who has peppered the pages of this paper for more than 35 years. To do so, I have to roll back the clock to when he was only 16 years old and when he put on the uniform of a Royal Canadian airman. The war

had barely started and he wanted so badly to be in the service. He would celebrate his 17th birthday in the Netherlands. He wasn’t the only Canadian “boy soldier” to join up and head to the battlefields, he was just my brother. His mail home was full of description. He had a great talent for painting a picture of whatever country he was in and his ability to always see the lighter side of life certainly manifested itself when he was overseas. He was a dispatchrider and a picture sent home of him straddling his motorcycle had our mother convinced he was going to end up in jail. Painted in blazing white letters on the motor were two words:

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and there was no mistaking him. He often wore plusfours, a deerstalker hat and carried a walking stick with a brass boar on the handle. He was very proud of his family and was devoted to his two grandsons, Tyler and Lucas. We talked often on the phone and he always started his conversation by saying, “well, g’day, g’ day, how are things in the Valley?” It was always my belief that the war robbed my brother of his childhood: he went overseas as a young boy and came back a man. I often wonder if he had had the chance, could he have gone on to help design all those glass buildings we see in the cities today. He drew them when he was a youngster around our kitchen table on the farm. We thought at the time that Emerson was “different.” Imagine glass towers from ground level reaching up into the sky, with elevators going up on the out-

side. We’d laugh at the absurdity of his dreams. Yes, we’d say, “Emerson is different.” And what of the stories I told about him? Emerson allowed me generous literary licence as his mischievous behaviour became part of my tales of our growing up on a Renfrew County farm. It was touching last Sunday at my church when so many people gave me their sympathy and wondered if the tales about my brother would end. They will go on as before. Memories of a loved one do not cease with his passing. And so I ask you, my faithful readers, to remember a funloving, often exasperating, but always full of life individual, who made my stories come alive. I will miss him greatly, as will those who were dear to his heart, but it is my prayer that he is in another place where he has found rest, where his wit will still be intact to amuse and, yes, perhaps confound those around him.

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“Miss Carriage,” when others serving with him had inscriptions like “Miss Canada” and “Miss America.” We always thought Emerson was born laughing. When he arrived back in Canada, he and his young family took up residence in a military base. With children of his own, I wasn’t surprised when I visited to hear a rap on the door and a group of youngsters standing there wanting to know if Emerson could come out and play. He bought me my first flashy bicycle when he came home from overseas. It was blazing red, had feathers on the handlebars, a bell the size of a platter and shiny silver fenders. For a young girl in high school, this was the ultimate bicycle and it served me well for many years. Emerson was tall and when he lived in Port Stanley, Ont., he was known as The Laird. He knew everyone in the town

EMC Community – Jennifer Oake may have been named one of Canada’s 40 outstanding principals for 2012, but the St. Pius X High School principal said her staff makes the school a better place. “I’ve worked with lots of inspirational people,” said Oake, who’s been the school’s principal for six years. “I’ve been very fortunate to work

with fantastic people. I’ve learned something from every one of them.” Simone Oliver, the school’s superintendent, was part of a team that nominated Oake for the award. She said her nomination was kept secret and the principal didn’t find out until a staff breakfast was held the last day of classes before Christmas. “Jennifer is someone very, very focused,” Oliver said.

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“She has a shared vision and is very collaborative in her approach that includes families, staff and students. Her vision has a very holistic approach ... and she’s very involved at the board level and at the community level.” According to the Ottawa Catholic District School Board, Oake’s nominators cited her strong relationships with the school community including staff, students and parents. Oake was also said to promote a collaborative problemsolving environment and she has a student-centred vision for the school, including trying to bring attention to mental health and wellness issues. “As staff and teachers, one of our goals within the board is to de-stigmatize mental health and train educators about mental health,” Oake said. “Not diagnoses, but knowing the signs and being comfortable referring them to people who can help them.” Oake said she’s always known she wanted to be an educator and later a principal. “I always had a passion for teaching, and I loved working with kids,” she said, adding that she wanted to become a principal so she could create positive change and work with all the students in the school, not just those in her classroom. On Feb. 28, Oake and the other winning principals will be formally honoured at the Canada’s Outstanding Principals Gala Dinner Event, held in Toronto.

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Corn comes in an amazing variety of forms EMC Lifestyle - Corn is an amazing vegetable when you look at the many different forms in which it’s available. There’s fresh corn cooked on the cob, canned or frozen niblets corn, and creamed corn. There’s corn syrup and corn oil which are both liquids. In its dried, ground form, corn is available as cornmeal, cornstarch and corn flour, all used in baking and cooking. And then there are popular snack foods such as popped corn and corn chips. There are thousands of different recipes using corn in one or more of its various forms. This tasty corn pudding is made with three different types – canned niblets corn, creamed corn, and ground cornmeal. It’s colourful, and, as you’d expect, full of the sweet flavour of corn. The pudding has a very dense texture and, as a result, is quite filling. It’s best served as a side dish with a light main course. PARSLEY AND RED PEPPER CORN PUDDING

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All-Star fever hits Kanata Successful meeting with insurance representatives I want to thank Cyril Leeder president of the Ottawa Senators Thiseveryone week was a big win for Kanata residents asgame I was and involved for bringing theSouth 2012 NHL All-Star able to bring together key representatives from the insurto Ottawa. This is one of many major events that City Council is ance industry highlight the progress have made with trying to attract.to The All-Star game brought we thousands of people and huge economic boost for our area.Action Plan. theaWest-End Flooding Investigation This week was alsoCity a very special time as Chinese New Year was At the meeting, staff showcased the accomplishments marked festivities to usher in the the Dragon. the Citywith hasmany achieved to reduce the risk year of flof ooding in the Thank you to Wen Jean and the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support west-end and in particular Kanata South to representatives Center for hosting a very colourful and fun celebration on Sunof the Bureau of Canada. day, “xinInsurance nian kuai le” The response from a number of participants was that this Thank you to Mayor Watson and Councillor Qadri for joining me information theyExpo needed to Sensplex. hear and It it was helps atwas theexactly Kanata the Health and Wellness at Bell a fun event with lotsjob of great information. them to do their better. Hockey and Kanata I would like to thankDay Cityin ofCanada Ottawa’s Dixon Weir, Alain GonHockey DayEric in Canada is Saturday, Feb.staff 11; The Glen Comthier and Tousignant and their for all of Cairn their eff orts munity Association is holding a special game of shinny to mark that led us to this vital meeting. As well, I would like to thank the occasion at Clarence Maheral Park at 170 Castlefrank Road. Robert Director of Research Join meaTremblay when I drop the puck at 11 a.m.and Marc Lefebvre, Underwriting Coordinator at IBC for all of their in helping If anyone else has an event planned please let eff myorts office know, so I to canarrange stop by.the attendance of key representatives from the The City of Ottawa has outdoor rinks in Kanata South, maininsurance industry for13these discussions. tained a partnership by City staff andhope dedicated volunteers. Armedinwith this information I now that the insurance I companies know it is the hard work of the volunteers, often in can more accurately assess the risk ofextreme flooding in freezing temperatures, when most of us would rather be covered my ward and recognize the comprehensive plans to protect up at home; they are out there making it possible for a good ice our residents their policy surface for all toand enjoy. Thank youholders. to everyone who is making it

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logue powered by BiblioCommons has the highest usage of all BiblioCommons libraries, which include libraries in New York, Edmonton and other international libraries. In 2011, library users added 119,787 ratings, created 4,690 subject lists and provided 11,028 comments on what they read. But the digital offerings aren’t meant to replace books and traditional materials entirely, Stirling said. “We’re really seeing that the digital offering really complements our historical, paper-based model. It provides an alternative for people who have a different access pattern,” she said.

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50 Acres! Development Land! 1490 Murphy Side Rd., Rural Kanata, Approximately 50 acres of potential development land at the corner of Murphy Side Road and Marchurst Road in close proximity to upscale estate subdivisions like Vance’s Farm, Whitemarsh Estates and Ravenview Estates. Over 3000 feet of paved road frontage. Looking for a great long term investment take a look here. $795,000

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Bungalow, semidetached on large lot. Well maintained one owner home. Living Room, Dining Room, Three Bedrooms, two Baths, skylight in Kitchen, quality Sunroom. Spacious Recreation Room with natural gas Fireplace and Wet Bar. Four appliances. Possession immediate or later. $249,500. 76 Glamorgan Drive, Glen Cairn

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RuRaL KaNaTa Stunning large family home on approximately 2.5 wooded and private acres, minutes to high tech and all amenities. Quiet cul-de-sac location, sought-after subdivision. High end finishings & appliances. $1,175,000

GREELY Well maintained, stunning, shows like a model! Loads of upgrades, hardwood, granite, stainless steel appliances, f/p, oversized 3 car garage, half acre lot. A real 10+ $699,900

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BUNGALOW OFFERING A WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL

Location, location! Treed 2 acres, great for extended family, huge 2nd level deck, 4 bedrooms, separate finished area w/ walkout basement. Amazing space & heated 2 car garage/workshop. For the mechanic or hobbyist. On quiet cul-de-sac. MLS # 815971

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HIGHWaY LOT 10.5 acre parcel zoned RU located btw Old Hwy 17 & the Trans Canada hwy. Fantastic visibility from Hwy 417 & excellent hwy access. Many permitted uses. Land is cleared and ready to go. $119,000

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MERRICKVILLE One of few comm spaces in town with room to expand. Open a restaurant/art gallery/gift shop & live upstairs! 50’x100’ lot. Great visibility and easy parking. Building rebuilt from the inside out in ‘94 $399,900

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Re/Max Affiliates Realty Ltd. is proud to welcome Nancy Allen to our Kanata office. Nancy is an outstanding realtor® who is dedicated to providing exceptional service to her clients.

13 River Oaks Ct. , Stittsville $319,900

Katimavik. AFFORDABLE! Beautiful Amberwood. Adult-lifestyle 2 bed. reno’d 3 bdrm town w/no condo fees! Bung Condo w/new flooring, fin. Bsmt, Fpl, huge bdrms, private yard. mn lvl laundry, solarium.

31 Eliza Crescent, Stittsville $469,900 Deer Run Estates. Beautiful 3+1 bdrm home w/mn lvl den, finished basement. Walk to nature trails!

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Our Cynthia O’Dwyer is back after taking some time to expand her real estate experience. Born and raised in Ottawa, Cynthia currently resides in Carleton Place, where she specializes in rural real estate, covering all of Lanark County, North to Arnprior, South to Kemptville, and of course, into Ottawa.

3 Albury Crescent, Stittsville $474,900

8 Albury Crescent, Stittsville $479,000

Crossing Bridge Estates. Open concept Crossing Bridge Estates. Beautifully 4 bdrm home w/versatile floor plan on upgraded 4 bdrm home w/granite kitch & baths, private 60 x 100 lot. private, hedged 60’ x 113’ lot.

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3 Forestgrove Crescent, Stittsville $995,000 Woodside Acres. Fabulous 4000 sf open concept home on 2 treed acres, minutes to the Village.

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Save Up To $20,000 Immediately And Move-In This Spring. Just select one of our Inventory Homes and come the spring, you’ll find a Blue Ribbon on your new front door.

This Week’s Early Move-In Feature Homes.

INCLUDES BATH OASIS & OAK STAIRS! Double Car Garage Home, The Berrywood, Elev. ‘B’, 1,739 Sq.Ft. WAS $368,890 NOW $358,890 Move In April 24, 2012

INCLUDES 9’ CEILINGS ON MAIN FLOOR & BATH OASIS! Double Car Garage Home, The Queensbank, Elev. ‘A’, 2,073 Sq.Ft. WAS $401,990 NOW $391,990 Move In May 17, 2012

HARDWOOD IN KITCHEN, GREAT ROOM, DINING & LIVING ROOM Double Car Garage Home, The Summercliffe, Elev. ‘B’, 2,619 Sq.Ft. WAS $502,359 NOW $469,490 Move In May 15, 2012

HARDWOOD IN KITCHEN, GREAT ROOM, MAIN HALL & DINING/LIVING ROOM! Double Car Garage Home, The Springbanks, Elev. ‘C’, 2,514 Sq.Ft. WAS $468,590 NOW $448,590 Move In May 15, 2012

INCLUDES BATH OASIS & AIR CONDITIONING! Single Car Garage Home, The Fernhaven, Elev. ‘A’, 1,744 Sq.Ft. WAS $346,990 NOW $336,990 Move In May 17, 2012

INCLUDES BATH OASIS & AIR CONDITIONING! Single Car Garage Home, The Baycliffe, Elev. ‘A’, 1,517 Sq.Ft. WAS $335,390 NOW $325,390 Move In May 29, 2012

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All Saints Catholic High School grad has sights set on World Cup blair.edwards@metroland.com

EMC Sports – Canada has a good chance of making the 2014 World Cup, said Odaine Demar, a defender with the Capital City Football Club, and the All Saints Catholic High School graduate is determined to put his name on the team’s roster. Demar, who was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica before moving to Europe and later Canada, said he’s torn between the desire to play for Team Jamaica and Team Canada. Making Team Canada is probably the best option, said the Morgan’s Grant man, as the country has the best chance of entry into the next World Cup. “I think I have a better chance of developing as a player (in Canada) and possibly making the World Cup,” he said. “I hold Jamaica very dear to my heart, but I think Canada has a greater chance of making it.” Many of Canada’s best soccer players develop by playing for professional clubs in Europe and the United States, said Demar. “I believe Canada will have a strong chance of making it to the World Cup because of the development of their players,” he said. “I’m just waiting to hear back from Canada,” said Demar. “I thought about making the switch, so I’m just waiting to hear from the coaching staff.” Demar made the Jamaican under-20 national soccer team last year, but was knocked off the roster by an injury. He has attracted a lot of interest from clubs overseas, with contract offers from Bay Olympic of the Lotto Sport Italia Northern Region Football League in New Zealand and was offered trials with Toronto FC of Major League Soccer.

years with the Avalanche. “I really learned a lot,” said Demar. “Coming to North America was very different. I had to jump in and get used to it. “I never expected training sessions with a high school team to be the same as a professional team.” The Avalanche maintained a professional attitude both on and off the field said Demar. The team always advanced as far as the city finals of the city high school soccer championship. “Unfortunately, we always lost to St. Pius – who made it to (the provincial championship),” Demar said. In high school, Demar started off playing striker, but his position changed to mid-fielder, then defender as he started to put on weight. After high school, Demar played for a few clubs in Europe, including FC Schweinfurt and SG Wattenschied – he was offered an extended trial with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2010, but

opted to remain in Germany. Last May, Demar signed with the Capital City FC, during the club’s first season, which saw the team make it to the final, losing 1-0 to Toronto Croatia in the Canadian Soccer League Cup final. At the end of the season, Demar was called up to the Jamaican under-20 national team to play for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football championship. He was later called into the training camp for the national team, just before their game against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 18, but he couldn’t play due to injury. Demar is now resting up and preparing for another season with Capital City, with training camp scheduled to start in March. It doesn’t matter where in the world you play, just that you wear a competitive card, said Demar. “It’s just the hard work you put in,” he said.

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Capital City FC defender Odaine Demar, pictured above left, when he played for the All Saints Avalanche, is training hard in preparation for the coming season and is hoping to attract the notice of the coaches of Team Canada.

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Beaverbrook man creates one-of-a-kind guitars Jessica Cunha

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OUTDOOR POOL ENCLOSURE CHANGES The City is proposing major changes to the requirements for enclosures of outdoor pools. This includes requiring fencing on all four sides so that you cannot go through a door in the house directly into the pool area, new rules on locking gates, fence requirements to reduce climbing, and much more. Details are on the City website. Comments can be sent to j.p.mitton@ottawa.ca by Feb 20th.

WASTE MANAGEMENT OPEN HOUSE Waste Management (WM) is continuing its environmental assessment (EA) to develop a new landfill at their site on Carp Road. The fourth series of Open Houses is next week. There is one in Kanata on Wednesday, Feb 8 at the Kanata Recreation Complex at 100 Walter Baker Place, off Terry Fox Drive, from 4 to 8 pm. The purpose of this Open House is to provide the public with an opportunity to review the Detailed Impact Assessment for the Preferred Landfill Footprint, as well as the Comparative Evaluation of Leachate Treatment Alternatives and selection of a Preferred Alternative. In addition, WM will provide information about the ongoing EA process and related consultation activities. For further information and the location of other Open Houses go to http://wcec.wm.com

CITY ARCHIVES The City of Ottawa Archives invites residents to complete a brief online questionnaire in order to help inform its strategic plan for the next five years. Your input will help make the Archives a community meeting place and ensure that its services meet your needs. Visit ottawa.ca/archives before February 24, 2012 to complete the questionnaire.

WHAT SHOULD BE LOCATED AT 2 THE PARKWAY When Beaverbrook was initially under development, there were plans for high rise apartments on the Sandwell Green and adjacent to Beaverbrook Park. Residents were opposed to those locations, with the result that high density housing was moved to the corner of Teron Road and Campeau Drive. The Atriums were eventually constructed there. That building has two wings, at the south end 9 storeys and at the north end 11 storeys, a parking structure and a large open space, most of which is forested. The open space was one of the most important characteristics of the site, following the principle of including private open space for high density developments. This open space also serves as a buffer to the lower density housing to the north. The post office on the Parkway, built as a single storey building across from a service station (later replaced with town homes), fitted into the lower density area. A high apartment structure on this site would change that, removing the value of the buffer and creating shadows on low density housing. That’s why I support the community’s position on maintaining the existing zoning on the site, which limits the height of a building to 5 storeys. Thank you to those who came out and provided ideas for uses that would better serve the community, while keeping the lower form that suits that location. I am also pleased to work with residents from the three major community associations to develop the concept plans that will demonstrate what the community would support and provide guidelines to property owners.

COMMUNITY NOTICES The speed limit on the Goulbourn Forced Road is being reduced to 50 kph. A Public Meeting on the AECON report on drainage, Kizell wetlands and Beaver Pond will be held in late February. Future meetings will include an Information Meeting on Radon Gas and a City-wide Planning Summit. A request to zone the property west of Huntmar for an Outlet Mall has been received by the City. This is an initial zoning, not a spot rezoning.

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EMC News – A Beaverbrook man’s passion for handmade guitars started in high school with a teacher who owned a handcrafted instrument. Patrick Hawley, who took classical guitar lessons during his teenage years, became enthralled with the idea that the instrument could be created by hand, rather than by a machine. “Just the idea that these things could be made by hand struck me as kind of neat,” he said. He crafted his first guitar from scratch in 1987 after reading a handful of books on the subject. “(I) just decided to go for it,” he said. “It was a little trickier then it is now.” Hawley took a hiatus from his hobby as he built his life; he married his wife Jackie and they had three children together: Laura, Steve and Dave. The whole family is musical – everyone plays the guitar, and Jackie directs the Cantiamo Girls Choir and the Ottawa Children’s Choir. He didn’t build another instrument until about six years ago. “Life sort of intervened,” said Hawley. As Steve was preparing to head off to university, Laura bought him a guitar to bring with him, said Hawley. It cost a pretty penny, around $300. “That motivated me,” said Hawley about picking up his hobby again. He crafted a classical guitar for his daughter with a redwood top, hormigo wood for the back and sides, and edged it in blue paua abalone shell. It took him over 100 hours to put it all together but it was worth it. “She was pretty happy with it,” said Hawley. “I really enjoyed doing that.” Now, getting set to retire from his job as the director of reactor of thermo hydraulics for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Hawley is turning his hobby into a full-time pursuit.

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craft the string instruments, and others that he’s built himself to make the process easier. One is an arm that holds a router when he’s cutting the ledges for binding, which helps ensure a more uniform depth to the notches in the wood. Another is a large Plexiglas and wood box with a vent that helps eliminate harmful vapours from the glue he uses to hold the wood together. Hawley has a stash of various woods earmarked for future guitars stored in a mini greenhouse in a corner of the basement next to a dehumidifier. “It’s important to control the humidity,” said Hawley, as it can affect the quality of the wood. July and August are not the best months to make wooden instruments, he said, because the moisture in the air seeps into the wood. When the humidity lessens, the wood contracts and can cause cracks in the instrument. “If he’s not sleeping or eating he’s in the basement,” said

his wife Jackie. “But I think it’s good. It’s good he’s got something that interests him.” For their 25th wedding anniversary, Hawley made his wife a custom guitar with a spruce wood front, east Indian rosewood for the back and sides, and inlaid with mother of pearl. “Nobody else gets that kind of gift for your 25th anniversary,” said Jackie. “It’s a beautiful thing to look at and it’s a beautiful thing to play.” ‘VERY SATISFYING’

Hawley’s son Dave grew up with Lucas Haneman, a popular Kanata-based musician. Haneman had Hawley create him a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar that has traveled with him to countless shows. “It’s just a wonderful, wonderful instrument,” said Haneman about his guitar, which has east Indian rosewood for the back and sides and an Engelmann Spruce top. “It’s my main acoustic guitar for any studio uses and live (shows).” GUITARS, see 24


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Thousands of excited hockey fans showed up at the Scotiabank NHL fanfare held at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The event was part of the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, the league’s annual showcase of talent pitting NHL heroes against each other in a game for fun. Eddie Rwema photo

Sale of Unclaimed Items Whether it’s taken as evidence or found abandoned, the Ottawa Police Service catalogs and tracks every piece of property that comes into the custody of officers. If the property goes unclaimed after a period of time, in accordance with the Police Services Act of Ontario, these items are released for public auction to Crown Assets Distribution or Rideau Auctions. This is done regularly throughout the year.

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Members of the public looking to purchase these goods are directed to visit the auction websites: rideauauctions.com or crownassets.pwgsc.gc.ca.

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Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WM) is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) seeking approval for a new landfill footprint at the existing Ottawa Waste Management Facility (Ottawa WMF). The new landfill footprint will be one component of the proposed West Carleton Environmental Centre (WCEC). The proposed WCEC will be an integrated waste management facility that will include: • A new landfill footprint; • Waste diversion and recycling operations; • Composting operations; • Renewable energy facilities; and, • Recreational lands for community uses.

obtained by the Ottawa Police Service

For more information on property obtained by the Ottawa Police Service,

Waste Management of Canada Corporation Environmental Assessment for a New Landfill Footprint at the West Carleton Environmental Centre OPEN HOUSE #4

The new landfill footprint is the only component of the WCEC that requires EA approval under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The proposed location of the WCEC and the new landfill footprint component is within the City of Ottawa in the area shown on the map below. The purpose of the EA is to study the potential environmental effects (positive or negative) of the proposed new landfill footprint. Key components of an EA include consultation with government agencies and the public; consideration and evaluation of alternatives; and the management of potential environmental effects. Conducting an EA promotes good environmental planning before decisions are made about a proposal. In November 2011, WM held a series of Open Houses and a Workshop with the public to review the final Existing Conditions, present the assessment and comparative evaluation of the Alternative Landfill Footprints, identify the Preferred Landfill Footprint, and present the five proposed Leachate Treatment Alternatives. Open House #4 The purpose of Open House #4 is to provide the public with an opportunity to review the Detailed Impact Assessment for the Preferred Landfill Footprint as well as the Comparative Evaluation of Leachate Treatment Alternatives and selection of a Preferred Alternative. In addition, WM will provide information about the ongoing EA process and related consultation activities. WM has scheduled Open House #4 events the week of February 7th – 9th, 2012 for the following dates, times, and locations: Tuesday February 7, 2012

Wednesday February 8, 2012

Thursday February 9, 2012

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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West Carleton Meeting Centre 2075 Richardson Side Road, Carp

Kanata Recreation Complex 100 Walter Baker Place, Kanata

Stittsville & District Community Centre 10 Warner Colpitts Lane, Stittsville

Materials on the Project Website Material relevant to the current stage of the EA, including Detailed Impact Assessment reports, will be made available on the project website prior to Open House #4. These documents are intended to supplement the information that will be presented at Open House #4. In addition to attending the public open houses you are invited to submit your comments via the project website (http://wcec.wm.com), mail, email or fax to the addresses/numbers published below. We will also receive your comments on our project information line at (613) 836-8610.

Registration

On-line registration will open on February 1st and close on February 29th, 2012 at www.bridlewood.ca One “in-person” registration on Monday, February 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Saint Anne School.

REMEMBER - SPACE IS LIMITED!

Ross Wallace Site Manager Waste Management 2301 Carp Road Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0 Fax: (613) 831-8928 E-mail: rwallac3@wm.com

Cathy Smithe Community Relations Manager Waste Management 254 Westbrook Road Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0 Fax: (613) 831-2849 E-mail: csmithe@wm.com

Please note that information related to this Study will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the public record and may be included in Study documentation prepared for public review.

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Paul Van-Dyk on bass and Even Tighe on drums. “For me as a budding musician it’s really nice to have that kind of support,� said Haneman, who demos many of Hawley’s guitars. “Every instrument he makes is just

Haneman is involved with a number of projects: as a solo guitarist and musician, as a member of Go Long (!) with Diane Allard, and as part of the Lucas Haneman Trio with

wonderful.� Hawley said seeing the guitar being used on stage is a great feeling. “That’s maybe one of the biggest kicks,� said Hawley. “It’s just very, very satisfying.�

will hopefully sell as fast, he added. His plan is to build about six instruments a year once he retires next month. “I find it really enjoyable,� said Hawley, adding it takes between 100 to 150 hours to

Hawley has sold one of his guitars at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, just to see if it was possible. “It sold in less than a month,� said Hawley, something he found unbelievable. He’s working on another that

complete a guitar, depending on the complexity. “I find it relaxing and it reduces stress...usually it reduces stress.� For more information, visit the website at www. hawleyguitars.com.

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SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Rev. C. Ross Finlan, Pastor www.holyspiritparish.ca

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Sunday Worship 10:30 am

Nursery, Sunday School, Junior & Senior Youth Groups The Reverend Jane McCaig

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Church of Ottawa

Pastor: Keith MacAskill

“Welcome to all seeking spiritual refreshment� Sunday Worship 8:30am and 10:30am

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St. Thomas Anglican Church

1619 Stittsville Main Street 613-836-5741 email: stthoms@magma.ca www.stthomasstittsville.ca

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HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community

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Sweeping plan for arts and heritage has city’s support Laura Mueller

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EMC News – A brand new fiveyear plan for arts, heritage and culture is drawing support for ideas like building a new downtown library, re-introducing a local poet laureate, overhauling the city’s process for commemorative naming and establishing a plan for archeology. In the $5-million plan, a total of $2 million will be added to the city’s contribution to local arts, heritage and cultural groups over the five years as part of a “seed” investment. “We invest in these communities and they will grow themselves,” said Lilly Koltun, the chair of the steering committee that developed the plan. The city will also put $1.5 million over five years towards renewing and preserving capital facilities for the arts, heritage and culture. There are a few other programs, including $25,000 for a poet laureate in 2014 and $100,000 in the same

year for a pilot program to create new cultural initiatives at a neighbourhood level. The goal is to foster the grassroots development of cultural “districts” or clusters throughout the city. Heather Jamieson of Arts Ottawa East said the plan is strong because of the geographic component that considers the role of arts in rural, suburban and urban areas. “This is validating the contribution each area makes to our arts sector,” she said. The plan was roundly applauded before the community and protective services committee endorsed it on Jan. 19. Advocates lined up to convey their accolades for the plan, with a notable lack of criticism of a nature rarely seen from public delegates at city hall. “It’s as cohesive and comprehensive of a document as you’re ever going to find,” said Catherine O’Grady, chair of the city’s citizen advisory committee on arts, heritage and culture.

David Flemming of Heritage Ottawa said he and the group are pleased with the inclusion of a plan to not only preserve Ottawa’s built architectural heritage, but also to create a new archeological plan for the city. “This really ties in the built heritage and the importance of that,” Flemming said. “It’s important to recognize that it’s part of arts and culture.” The National Capital Commission was also happy with the plan, particularly the archeological aspect. Part of the plan that stood out to arts advocates who spoke at the Jan. 19 meeting was the focus on creating spaces for arts and providing easier access to existing spaces. The plan wants the city to look at finding ways to boost access to underused spaces, encourage the private developers to include cultural space in their buildings, along the lines of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Wellington West.

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Jacqueline Pelletier and Lilly Koltun, the vice-chair and chair of the steering committee that developed the city’s new five-year plan for the arts, heritage and culture plan, join supporters in a standing ovation after a city committee endorsed the plan on Jan. 19.

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After the local city councillor raised concerns about traffic and parking after a warehouse sale at the new CE Centre, “no-parking” signs have been installed along Uplands Drive. The Lululemon sale at the new trade-show centre on Jan. 20 led to a backlog of vehicles on Uplands Drive and Hunt Club Road leading to the CE Centre at 4899 Uplands Dr. The congestion was enough to elicit angry calls to the office of Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans. That sparked Deans to file a lengthy inquiry at the city council meeting on Jan. 25, asking what could be done to alleviate future traffic issues in the area. Deans also asked if the city would consider putting “no-parking” signs along Uplands, where people parked during the sale and overstayed the three-hour on-street parking limit during the sale. By the time the day was through, those signs had already been installed from Breadner Boulevard to the Airport Parkway. Deans called the issue a “double-edged sword.” “Clearly it’s an important centre for economic development in the city and clearly it’s an early success, and that’s good news,” Deans said. “On

the other hand, we don’t want it to be a traffic circulation nightmare for local residents and people trying to access the airport.” When the planning committee looked at the proposal in 2010, Deans said she expressed concern about the traffic circulation. She wanted to see a peer review of the city’s traffic study, but staff said it was necessary. “But now I’m thinking maybe it was,” Deans added. But a memo to city councillors from CE Centre president, Kevin McCrann, states that the company feels its upgrades to traffic circulation have had a positive effect. “The fact of the matter is there was at no time, any traffic backed up onto the parkway. We were confident in our planning and were thrilled to see the flow coming from the parkway as planned,” he stated in the letter. There still remains some additional traffic-circulation work to be done at the parkway in the spring, McCrann noted. McCrann said that he was happy to see the installation of “no-parking” signs on Uplands because he felt that people using the road to park along was “dangerous.” McCrann said the centre’s staff did call bylaw services to help enforce the parking limits,

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Collège Catholique Franco-Ouest in Bells Corners wants everyone to know all about their great programmes and is holding an open house on February 7th to spread the word. Franco-Ouest is a French Catholic high school where any child can shine. Located at 411 Seyton Dr., the school offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Grade 11 and 12, and for Grades 7 to 10. Principal Véronique Pourbaix-Kent said the program is their best kept secret. “Our students shine in university and particularly those who have an IB diploma,” Pourbaix-Kent said. “We are very proud of them and proud of our program.” Students at Collège catholique FrancoOuest are taught exclusively in French, except for their English classes. PourbaixKent added the students do extremely well in all of their English classes. They follow the same curriculum and study the same novels and poetry as students in English schools. Upon graduation, students can choose between French or English postsecondary education, learning a trade, or entering the work-force. The school’s principal for the past six years, Pourbaix-Kent is very proud of her school, describing it as a relaxed and family-oriented environment. The open house will be a reflection of that with teachers and students available to speak about their programs and offering tours of the school. The IB Programme prepares students for university and in some cases, highlevel courses are recognized as first year

Our students shine in university and particularly those who have an IB diploma Principal Veronique Pourbaix-Kent

university credits. The principal adds that the IB Programme fosters great habits – allowing students to learn how to lead a balanced life of volunteering, juggling workloads, finding their own creativity within the arts and learning the importance of keeping fit for life. Once in university, students already know how to respond and excel.

The IB Programme will not be the only focus of the open house. FrancoOuest being very sports oriented, it also offers many programs to appeal to the diverse interests of its student population, including the arts. Pourbaix-Kent said there really is something for everyone. “We have a Justice Concentration, where in partnership with lawyers, judges, police and probation officers, students get a taste for what type of careers they can consider in this field,” Pourbaix-Kent explained. Students in the Media Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) have the opportunity to learn all about film and photography, broadcasting and studio design work, and the SHSM is mentioned on their diploma when they graduate from the programme. Then there is the Construction Programme, where students actually have the opportunity to build a house for Minto Group. “Even though we are a smaller school we really try to answer the needs of all our students. We offer the best of both worlds: a smaller school in a family-oriented setting, and excellent programmes to prepare them for their future” Pourbaix-Kent said. The open house, the principal added, is a good opportunity for parents and students to get a real sense of what the school is about.

The open house starts at 7 pm on February 7, 2012 www.franco-ouest.ecolecatholique.ca

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The initiative is looking to boost tenants’ pride in their homes, their sense of security, encourage positive social engagement and integration into the surrounding community. That could mean anything

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The Algonquin College Foundation honours the inspirational individuals, corporate and community leaders who have come together to help train the next generation of construction and design professionals.

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Constructing OUR Future Campaign Cabinet Roger Greenberg, Chairman and CEO The Minto Group (Honorary Chair) Dwight Brown, V.P. and District Manager PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Chair) Steve Barkhouse, President Amsted Construction Ltd. Carolyn Booth, VP Eastern Ontario BMO Bank of Montreal Dale Craig, Chairman and Past President J.L. Richards & Associates Limited John McAninch, CEO (Retired) Modern Niagara Group Inc. Robert Merkley, President Merkley Supply Limited John Owens, Branch Manager  Revay & Associates Limited Alex Rankin, Founding Partner Emeritus grc architects Richard Raymond, CEO (Retired) Raymond Rebar Inc. John Ruddy, President Trinity Development Group Inc. Mike Sharp, Vice-President Black & McDonald Limited Ron Tomlinson, President R.W. Tomlinson Limited Jeff Westeinde, CEO (Former) Quantum Murray LP Robert Gillett, President Algonquin College Joy McKinnon, VP Business Development Algonquin College Claude Brulé, Dean Faculty of Technology and Trades, Algonquin College Peter O’Leary, Past Chair Algonquin College Foundation, Board of Directors Brenda Rothwell, Executive Director Algonquin College Foundation

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Thank You to Our Generous Supporters The Minto Foundation The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ottawa • EllisDon Corporation • Ottawa Construction Association • Ottawa Construction Labour Relations Association • Senators Sports & Entertainment / Sens Foundation • TAMARACK HOMES • Trinity Development Group Am-Tech Electrical Ltd. • Black & McDonald Ltd. • BMO Financial Group • Breneck Technical Services Inc. • Broccolini Construction • Dwight and Karen Brown Claridge Homes Group of Companies • Dilfo Mechanical Limited • The Family of Shirley and Irving Greenberg • Hydro One • Marsh Canada Limited Mechanical Contractors Association of Ottawa • Modern Niagara Ottawa Inc. • Morguard • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. • RICHCRAFT HOMES Ron Engineering and Construction (Eastern) Ltd. / Elizabeth and Arnie Vered • SiteCast Construction Corp. • TD Bank Group • Tomlinson • Uniform Urban Developments Ltd. • United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America – Local 93 • Wesley Clover Foundation • Ziebarth Electrical Contractors Ltd. A. Potvin Construction Ltd. • Bellai Brothers Construction Ltd. • Boone Plumbing & Heating Supply Inc. • C&M Electric • CARDEL HOMES • Essroc Italcementi Group Inc. Gillin Engineering and Construction Limited • Gorlan Mechanical Limited • KOTT Group • Lafarge Canada • Mattamy Homes • Merkley Supply Limited • Monarch Corporation National Capital Heavy Construction Association • PHOENIX HOMES • Plan Group Inc. • S&R Mechanical • Univex Group of Companies • Urbandale Group of Companies Westeinde Family Aable Construction • Amsted Construction / Restore-all Corporation • Bassi Construction & Masonry Ltd. • Terry and Mary Dunlap • GBAssociates • grc architects • Homestead Land Holdings Limited Kelly Santini LLP • Larco Homes • Laurin General Contractor • Longwood Homes • Mastron Mechanical Contracting (1988) Inc. • OakWood • Ontario Road Builders’ Association Revay & Associates Limited • Site Preparation Limited • Valecraft Homes Limited • Nick Haitas, P.Eng., President, X-L-Air Energy Services Ltd. • ZW Group Inc. Aecon • ACC-PAR SYSTEMS LTD. • AGF-Raymond Rebar Inc. • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty • ALTI CONSTRUCTION LTD. • Ambico Limited • Arch Insurance • Ashcroft Group of Companies • Aviva Canada Inc. AXIS Reinsurance Company (Canadian Branch) • Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. • Brigil Platine • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP • William S. Burnside (Canada) Ltd. / Dooclan Ltd. / Merkburn Holdings Ltd. / Waverley Construction (1995) Ltd. • C.T. Insurance • Domicile Developments Inc. • Duron Services Ltd. • Earl Carr Electric Canada Ltd. • Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects Inc. • Emond Harnden LLP exp Services Inc. • FM Group • George W. Drummond Limited • Golder Associates Ltd. and Golder Construction Inc. • Goldie Mohr Ltd. • Grandor Lumber • Holitzner Homes • IMPERIAL ELECTRIC, Owned and Operated by E.H. Scarabelli (1975) Inc. • J.L. Richards & Associates Limited • Liberty International Underwriters, a division of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company • Marcantonio Constructors Inc. • Marchand Electric McDonald Bros Construction Inc. • MHPM Project Leaders • Morrison Hershfield • Northbridge Insurance • Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP • Rasmussen Starr Ruddy • RBC Foundation RND Construction • Robinson Consultants Inc. • Royal Sun Alliance • Ruiter Construction Ltd. • SAKTO CORPORATION • Sapacon Drywall Limited • Service Experts Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. • Shabinsky Family Foundation • Soloway, Wright, LLP • Stantec • Tartan Homes • TOFCON Construction Inc. • Travelers Canada • Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company • VCL Construction • Warlyn Construction Ltd. • Westboro Flooring & Decor XL Insurance Company Limited • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. We apologize for any companies or groups not listed on this thank you ad.

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Association’s spring sports online registration now open EMC Sports – Once again the Bridlewood Community Association is pleased to offer residents its popular spring sports program. Online registration is now open and closes on Feb. 29. Payment through online registration can be made either by credit card or cheque. There will also be one inperson registration night at St Anne Catholic School Monday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Payment at the in-person registration must be made either by cash or cheque. For more than 25 years, residents of Bridlewood and Emerald Meadows have been invited to register their junior kindergarten to Grade 6 children in the community’s spring sports program. With the redesign of programs two years ago there are more age ranges within levels and scheduling has improved. Extended programs include students in grades 7 and 8, while junior kindergarten soccer provides an increased learning opportunity for our youngest athletes. With input from Kanata Soccer, junior kindergarten programs focus on developing the basics and a love of the game. Many volunteers – includ-

and enriching experience for all who participate in sport, at any level. The cost for Bridlewood spring sports is $40 for one sport for one child, $80 for two sports or two children in one sport, $100 for three sports or three children, and $120 for four sports or four children. The maximum any family will pay is $120, which makes this a great deal for active or larger families. Families wishing to register their children must be members of the Bridlewood Community Association. This $10 annual membership is available at the time of registration. Besides the great fun and great sports, each child who participates receives a free Tshirt, medal, year-end pizza party, and team photo. In order to maintain low fees, all families are asked to lend their support to the program either through coaching, managing, helping with team formation, equipment sorting, or one of the many other jobs available. Student volunteers are also welcome to take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain their required volunteer hours. For more information, visit the website at www. bridlewood.ca.

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8’ length Firewood. All mixed hardwood. Also buying standing timber. (613)312-9859. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($40) and large bags of shavings ($25). www.scoutenwhitecedar. ca (613)283-3629. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. Dry hardwood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613) 620-3258. Also birch mix available. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

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Wanted to buy- Boa-Ski or Snow Cruiser and sleigh. 303 rifles, old scopes and bayonnettes and tin toys. (613)257-5173.

Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. www.piano4u.ca. Grant Pattingale, grant@piano4u.ca (613)284-8333, 1(877)7426648.

55 Plus Aquafitness, seniors water exercise classes, in Kanata, warm shallow water, certified instructor, daily classes, Dianne’s Aquafit. Call (613)795-7453. Savaria v1504 3 station residential elevator/lift. 750 lbs. 7yrs old. $14,000 new. Asking $5,000 or best offer. (613)2563530.

Wanted- Wood Bar for rec room (not black leather). Call (613)267-4463 after 5:00.

2008 GM Montana van. Complete with winter tires on rims. Only 45,000 kms. Asking $10,500. (613)257-7489.

Purebred Toy Poodles, 8 wk, C.K.C. reg., males, black and apricot. $950. abctoypoodles. com (613)283-9985 (anytime) or (613)285-9985 (after 6). ShihTzu/Poodle cross pups for sale. 10 weeks old. Non Shedding, non allergenic. First shots & dewormed. $450.00. 613-335-2529.

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-2572498.

2008 28’ travel trailer. Freedom Spirit 26.5B by Thor. Dutchman trailer, sleeps 7. Full bathroom, good sized fridge, A/C ,new hot water heater all in good working order. Loaded weight 9500 lbs. We parked it. Asking $13,500. (613)256-3530

4x5 round bales of hay, stored inside; also inspected beef, by the side. (613)253-8006. Hyland Seeds - Corn, soyabeans, forage seed, white beans and cereals. Overseeding available. Phone Greg Knops, (613)658-3358, (613)340-1045, cell.

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2 bedroom apartment in 55+ community, between Carleton Place and Stittsville. Ground floor. Driveway. Large living room and dining area. $895/ month includes water and sewage. (613)257-2568. Almonte, 2 bedroom apartment, very private, $900 includes heat. Water and electricity extra. (613)2562272. Carleton Place, downtown office space, $850 plus utilities. 900 sq.ft., includes kitchen and large conference room. Kelly (613)257-3469.

Carleton Place, waterfront bungalow, on Mississippi Lake, 25 minutes from Kanata, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, open concept living/dining/kitchen, gas fireplace, large deck. $1,300/month, annual lease, utilities extra. (613)859-7961. Charleston Lake- 3 bedroom winterized cottage, fireplace, huge deck, weekend, weekly or monthly rental also available. Please call (613)924-9745. Kanata Lakes - Beautiful Con-do for rent. 3 bedrooms, fireplace, high-end appliances, A/C, indoor parking. $1520 per month. Robson Court. Available now. Call (613)6125759. Marmora rental home. Large yard. Quiet outskirts of community. Newly renovated, well maintained 3 bedroom home. 1250 sq. ft. + full basement. $1100+ gas+ hydro. Central air+ gas heat. (705)987-0491. Web Pics http://marmora-house. snapfish.com/snapfish New 2 and 3 bedroom homes with single car garage. Appliances included. Smiths Falls (new subdivision). No pets. References required. Starting at $1,300/mth plus utilities. Available April 1. (613)4892333, (613)223-1710.

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Perth, 2 Bedroom. Spacious freshly finished in quiet building, mature tenants. Parking, laundry, close to park/amenities. No dogs. $685 + hydro. March 1st. (613)298-5429. Room for rent with private balcony overlooking garden in beautiful country home located near Franktown, 1/2 hour to Kanata. Nature lover’s paradise located on private wooded lot, furnished or unfurnished, $500.00 inclusive. For more info/pictures visit www.kijiji.ca AD# 312457870, or call (613)284-9832. Smiths Falls 3 bedroom, half duplex, April. $1,250.00 inclusive. (613)736-3408, (613)229-1445 erin_brown@hotmail.ca Stittsville - Upgraded 2 bedroom plus den bungalow. Open living/dining room, gas fireplace, 4 season solarium facing south. Eat-in kitchen, 5 appliances, renovated 2 full baths. New carpet, paint throughout. Large 26’ garage. Superior Amberwood Village lot backs onto creek. No rear neighbours. Walk to golf course, tennis courts. Available immediately. $1500 plus utilities. Contact Dwight 613-829-9210 or driftwood@xplornet.com

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Caregiver required for (2 children) Boy & Girl. Terms of Employment: Mon.-Fri. Salary: Negotiable. Location: Kanata/South March. Skills requirements: Knowledge of CPR/First Aid is an asset. Security check required: for working with Children. Education: Secondary School or Equivalent. Experience: One year or more of full-time caregiver experience. Work Setting: Private Home. Employer’s Name: Harvey Xavier. References: Must provide three references. Contact information: e-mail: bhxavier@hotmail.com or (613)277-8149.

Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit www.sosonsite.com

These nurses are required to work Mon–Fri from 1400-2100. A valid drivers licence and car are mandatory. Bayshore offers paid orientation, competitive wages, mileage, benefits including RSP, educational opportunities and ongoing clinical support.

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Handymen needed. $20$25/hr. with your own tools and transportation to work in your local area from eastern Lanark County to West Ottawa. Great opportunity for mature individuals with extensive trades experience to supplement income. Call Grant at (613)257-9194 or email oldpros@bell.net

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Almonte Lanark County Sup-port Services requires an instructor (14 hrs/wk). Position contingent on funding directly linked to an individual. Hourly rate $19.99-$22.55 (based on experience). Requirements: Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Behavioural Science Technician Diploma and a valid driver’s license, insurance, vehicle and ability to work anywhere in Lanark County. Please submit resume by February 10/12 to LCSS 49 Industrial Dr., Almonte, ON K0A 1A0. We wish to thank all applicants: however, only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted.

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Experienced housecleaning service, very professional and reliable. Free estimates. Call Alissa 613-866-1166. House cleaning service. To give yourself some extra time, allow us to take a grime. Call (613)262-2243. We are always at your service.

Estimator- Exel Contracting is seeking a bilingual, full time estimator for an immediate opening. Fax or email resume and covering letter stating salary expectations to (613)831-2794, shawn@exelcontracting.ca Permanent Makeup training, Ottawa, February 20-24. Start a new business! (613)447-5871. www.absolutelyfabulousfaces. com permanentmakeup.ottawa@ gmail.com

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GOURLAY In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Steven who died accidentally February 5, 1983. There is a certain feeling, That we keep for you alone, A place that is within our hearts, That only you can own. Nothing can be more beautiful, Than the memories we keep of you, To us you were very special, And God must have thought so too. Lovingly remembered, Dad, Mom & Laurie

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GOURLAY In loving memory of our dear parents and grandparents. Muriel passed away February 7, 1992 Emerson passed away April 9, 1965. May the winds of love blow softly, And whisper so you can hear. We will always love and miss you, And wish you were still here. Sadly missed, Wendell & Miriam and Family

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FINDLAY In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Murray, who passed away February 2,d, 1997. There is no passing from those we love, No distance can divide, For always in memories garden, You are present by our side. Love always, Vera and Family

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Leafloor, Joseph Claude Suddenly due to a snowmobiling accident on January 21, 2012 at the age of 31. Beloved son of Thomas and Dianne Leafloor. Loving brother of Derek (Tuan). Proud uncle of Skyla-Jo and Taysia. Cherished grandson of Anita Claude. Joey will be sadly missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and Renee â&#x20AC;&#x153;who was like an aunt to him, but so much more..â&#x20AC;? and many, many friends and neighbors. Friends are invited to the Kinburn Community Centre on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 7 p.m.; a short service will be held at 8 p.m. Following the service, an open mic will be available for those who wish to share their memories of Joey. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice or take time to do something you love. In his memory, Joey would want us to learn from his accident, think of your loved ones, family, friends and consequences. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Hopewell students learn less is more EMC News - Students at Hopewell Avenue Public School learned new tools of how to stay safe while using social networking websites during a talk delivered by Canada’s privacy commissioner on Jan. 24. Privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart asked a gym full of Grade 7 and 8 students who has a Facebook account and most of the students raised their hands. According to Stoddart, an estimated 86 per cent of all Ottawa-area residents over the age of 12 use the Internet daily. With that in mind, the privacy commissioner listed a number of tools students should take advantage of when spending time on social networking websites. “When you are young, you may do dumb things, but all those dumb things do not have to follow you as you grow up,” Stoddart said. Grade 8 student Cameron Stanley said she spends about three hours on the weekend

and at least one hour every evening on the computer. Stanley has a Facebook account she said her parents monitor. She said she intends to apply some of the new tools she learned from Stoddart when spending time on the Internet. “I am thinking when I am older it would be a good idea to have a Facebook account that is personal and one that I could share with my work friends,” Stanley said. “I am definitely going to really think about anything before it is posted.” And thinking before acting was one of the things Stoddart highlighted as a wise strategy for Internet users to apply. “As privacy commissioner, my job is about protecting your reputations online,” Stoddart said to the students. “Learn to get into the habit of thinking before you click.” Less is more is another strategy. Stoddart told them they should carefully consider posting personal information, current locations and questionable photos online. Smart phone technology,

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EMC Events – A healing pathway service will be held at Glen Cairn United Church in Kanata on March 4 starting at 10 a.m. This service will include information about the healing pathway, a healing meditation and five-minute treatments after the service. Healing pathway sessions are integrative therapy and works with the energy of the body. The practitioner’s intention is to be an instrument of God’s

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which can update social networking sites to the exact location of a user, is another concern, Stoddart said. “Those phones are like a mini-broadcasting studio,” she said. “You need to use precaution. Ask yourself who you are telling where you are. Think before you post.” The commissioner also touched on online snoops and impersonators. Principal Nicole Turnpin said taking precautions while using social networking websites is something even adults have a hard time with. “The Internet is an excel-

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EMC News – A summit for youth, plans for Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and a new award, the Order of Ottawa, are a few of the new ideas Mayor Jim Watson highlighted in his first-ever state of the city address.

Delivered to city council the morning after United States President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, Watson’s speech was no barnburner, but he did reveal a few plans of interest for 2012. Building on the momentum of other city council-led summits, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, the youngest

councillor around the table at 26 years old, will lead a summit for youth. The event will be aimed at listening to young people’s advice on a wide range of issues, from transportation to art to eliminating bullying. “For me, this is a great fit,” said Fleury, adding that he’s the “de facto” representative of the young urban professional at the council table. He’s looking to consider what all youth have to say, whether they are already very involved in the community and school or if they have sug-

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new breakfast speakers’ series in partnership with francophone economic development group Regroupement des gens d’affaires. The first event will take place on Feb. 16 at city hall and feature Denis Lebel, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities and minister of the economic development agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec. The mayor also announced plans for the soon-to-be-vacant room on the first floor of city hall. The city handed an eviction notice to the Enviro-

Centre, which will move to a building on Rideau Street. In its place, Watson plans to showcase the historic memorabilia, costumes and medals recently donated to the city by Barbara Ann Scott, gold-medal figure skater and “Canada’s Olympic Sweetheart.” Watson used much of the speech to reflect on council decisions he saw as achievements in 2011: progress on light rail and the Lansdowne redevelopment, as well as limiting budget increases and more. Invest Ottawa will officially launch next month and aims to attract investment and innovation to the city – particularly important in light of looming cuts to the federal public service that could impact the area’s economy, Watson said. He also introduced several guests in council chambers who he said exemplify what makes Ottawa “unique and special.” They included a homeless teen who found support at the Youth Services Bureau, a paralyzed teen who participated in Rick Hansen’s 25th-anniversary relay, the owners of Hintonburg’s Carleton Tavern and the founders of Ottawa’s fastest growing private company for the last two years, Shopify, a ByWard Marketbased business that creates online stores that have helped move more than $250 million in merchandise across the globe last year.

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EMC Entertainment – Many years ago when Kanata was still in its infancy, Marianne Wilkinson, now councillor for Kanata North, collected a small group of people who like to sing, meeting at her house for an evening of choral merrymaking. This grew and after some years the group became the Kanata Choral Society with an appointed music director, Jiri Hlavacek. A few more music directors followed Hlavacek and at present the Choir is in the capable hands of music director Scott Auchinleck. Throughout the 25 years the society has participated in

many official functions, giving three annual concerts and also has grown musically. The Kanata Choral Society will perform at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, located at 20 Young Rd. in Katimavik on Saturday, Feb. 18, Included in the musical offerings are some favourites from the King Singers repertoire; some classic Broadway tunes; Hymn to Freedom by Oscar Peterson and some compositions by P.D.Q. Bach, a fictitious composer created by musical satirist “Professor Peter Schickele.” The concert will start with a few words on the history of the Society by Wilkinson, and will include a P.D.Q. Bach work for organ and piano:

Toot Suite. The piano accompaniment for this concert will be provided by Barbara Creelman. Tickets will be available at CD Warehouse, all locations and at Domenic’s Music. Adults: $20 at the door, $18 in advance; seniors and students 13-plus: $15. Children 12 and under: free. There will be a reception following the concert in the church hall. The Kanata Choral Society thank the support of the local merchants, advertisers and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous grant. For more information, please visit www.kanatachoralsociety.ca or phone 613592-1991.

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Along with his family, Osterer brought along Grade 12 student Lisa Laframboise, who was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2010. Osterer said he wanted Laframboise to join him because he has been inspired by her courage during the diagnosis and chemotherapy. Laframboise was diagnosed right after her 16th birthday

and had to turn down what would have been her first job at Farm Boy because she had already started treatment. She had lost nearly 40 pounds before being diagnosed and often the treatments would make her light-headed, nauseous and sensitive to light. At one point she needed a wheelchair to get around because the treatments caused her leg to give out. The good news is that she

was in remission in a month and will be able to stop chemo in July. She has been back in school even though sometimes the classroom lights give her headaches. Laframboise met Osterer when she took a ceramics class at the school and was thrilled to be invited to the awards gala. “The people know me here by name,” she said. “The staff and everyone at CHEO have

been so great.” Once the chemo is done, Laframboise said she will be happy to return to a normal social life and planning for her future. From donating storage and food to free cable for hospital televisions, the CHEO Foundation uses the Order of the Good Bear to thank community partners for making life a little more comfortable for sick kids.

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EMC News – Irv Osterer, head of the arts department at Merivale High School, received accolades from CHEO on Jan. 24 for his work with the hospital’s Wear Your Bear contest to kick off the annual fundraising campaign. Osterer said he has been encouraging students to participate in the contest since he was a teacher at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School in Kanata, nearly 20 years ago. “When I am teaching young graphic designers, part of the process is making sure that they realize they have a social obligation to use their skills to help the community they settle in,” Osterer said. “Each of my students has some connection to CHEO, so the competition is a perfect vehicle to teach

kids how important this is.” In the past 10 years, four of the winners of the design competition have been from Merivale, meaning their image is chosen as that year’s fundraising logo. Osterer received the award along with a number of other residents and businesses who have helped to raise money or provide services for the hospital, including Dymon Self Storage, the St. Albert cheese co-operative and the Robinson family – who hosts an annual golf day. Osterer said he was blown away when he was told he would be awarded. “It’s such a great project,” he said. “We have done all kinds of promotional material for different charities and I rarely repeat the charity, but we do this one every year.”

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Ottawan named among Canada’s top principals St. Pius X’s Oake has passion for teaching, working with kids Kristy Wallace kristy.wallace@metroland.com

EMC community – Jennifer Oake may have been named one of Canada’s 40 outstanding principals for 2012, but the St. Pius X High School principal said her staff makes the school a better place. “I’ve worked with lots of inspirational people,” said Oake, who’s been the school’s principal for six years. “I’ve been very fortunate to work with fantastic people. I’ve learned something from every one of them.” Simone Oliver, the school’s superintendent, was part of a team that nominated Oake for

the award. She said her nomination was kept secret and the principal didn’t find out until a staff breakfast was held the last day of classes before Christmas. “Jennifer is someone very, very focused,” Oliver said. “She has a shared vision and is very collaborative in her approach that includes families, staff and students. Her vision has a very holistic approach ... and she’s very involved at the board level and at the community level.” According to the Ottawa Catholic District School Board, Oake’s nominators cited her strong relationships

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Jennifer Oake, principal of St. Pius X High School, is one of 40 principals from across Canada to be named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2012. with the school community including staff, students and parents. Oake was also said to pro-

mote a collaborative problemsolving environment and she has a student-centred vision for the school, including try-

ing to bring attention to mental health and wellness issues. “As staff and teachers, one of our goals within the board is to de-stigmatize mental health and train educators about mental health,” Oake said. “Not diagnoses, but knowing the signs and being comfortable referring them to people who can help them.” Oake said she’s always known she wanted to be an educator and later a principal. “I always had a passion for teaching, and I loved working with kids,” she said, adding that she wanted to become a principal so she could create positive change and work with all the students in the school, not just those in her classroom. Oliver said she’s worked with Oake for a number of years and she brings a positive

energy to the hallways of St. Pius X. “She knows specific things about her students, asking about their homework and their classes,” Oliver said. “And we’re talking a school of close to 1,000 students.” Oake said she doesn’t necessarily have advice for other principals, but that it’s important to recognize that principals have very challenging jobs. “What is important is to have a close relationship with people you work with and have a relationship with your superintendent and your staff,” she said. “And, remember that the kids are first.” On Feb. 28, Oake and the other winning principals will be formally honoured at the Canada’s Outstanding Principals Gala Dinner Event, held in Toronto.

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Joanne Woo, left, and Bernice Rachkowski, are the co-chairwomen of the Bust A Move fundraiser taking place on April 21. The campaign, which will raise money for breast cancer research, was launched on Jan. 25. music, with about 500 people at the Ottawa Athletic Club,” said Rachkowksi. The Ottawa Athletic Club is just one of the 20 spon-

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EMC news – A one-day event offering the chance to participate in a number of activities for people of all fitness levels, will give Ottawans a different way to raise money to support breast cancer awareness and treatment. The Bust A Move campaign was launched on Jan. 23 at the Ottawa Athletic Club, encouraging residents to start to organize teams and raise money for breast cancer research. The April 21 event will also be replacing the annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Ottawa. Bernice Rachkowksi is one of the event organizers and said this event is not to take away from the importance of the previous fundraising cause, but is simply a new way to support the same cause. “All the money stays in Ottawa and is directed towards breast cancer health programs: reducing wait times, preventative programs, education and purchasing equipment all while you are having fun doing a fitness activity,” Rachkowksi said. According to Rachkowksi the event hopes to draw in the same participants and crowds the Weekend to End Breast Cancer has in the past. “We are hoping people with teams that have participated in the weekend for a number of years will want to participate in this,” Rachkowksi said. Each entrant must raise $1,000 to participate, but can form teams for the event. All donations will be accepted on the ottawacancer.ca website. On the event day, Rachkowksi said there will be hundreds of people at the Ottawa Athletic Club participating in a number of different fitness activities, such as yoga or zumba. Everyone will get a yoga mat and then the fun will begin. “It is going to be great. The vibe of the event is going to be amazing, imagine fabulous

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She hopes a lot of parents with children on drugs can relate to her story. “I have read from drug addicts themselves but they don’t real know what is going on in their families,” Howell said. “They only know about the highs and lows of them. They can’t see what is happening to their families and those that love them.” She said the death of her son, was an irrevocable dismissal of her love. “It would take years to accept that the death of a child, no matter what age, could never move beyond yesterday for a mother,” Howell wrote. It took years of isolated torment before she accepted that love isn’t always enough and anger makes a potent diet. She credits her healing process to a phone call she received from Karl’s young daughter, who was given up to the courts as a baby after her father’s death, asking to meet her. An award-winning poet, Howell has published travel articles, essays and short stories in three provinces and recently won first prize at the Ottawa Independent Writers yearly poetry reading. Howell is now working on an anthology of connecting stories and essays called Growing Up Strong, which is a tale of her childhood years on the rock in a family of 12, parents who could barely read or write but seemed to carry the strength and wisdom of generations within their genetic code.

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EMC community – The community is coming together to do a series of good deeds thanks to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s annual Mitzvah Day on Feb. 12. Returning after a one-year hiatus, the day of good deeds will start at 9 a.m. at the Joseph and Rose Ages Family building at 21 Nadolny Sachs Priv. Some of the good deeds this year include preparing milk bags to be crocheted into mats for Haiti and making challah that will be frozen and donated to the Kosher Food Bank. Rena Garshowitz, who is on the organizing committee, said eyeglasses would also be collected for people in Guyana, along with birthday kits for

kids in low-income families. They will also make sandwiches for the homeless at the Ottawa Mission, give blood and participate in Locks of Love – which provides wigs for people who suffer from hair loss due to medical conditions. Garshowitz said the event aims to make people “feel good by doing good.” Aside from the events that will take place across the city, the whole week will include creating and packing kits to help youth better cope with stress and encouraging people to provide a swab for bone marrow transplants. The first Mitzvah Day happened in the capital in 2006 and Garshowitz said it has only grown in popularity since. For more information, visit www. jewishottawa.com.

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Alta Vista author Mary Howell chronicled her son’s fatal struggle with addiction in her book, Summers of China White. She is currently searching for someone to publish the book.

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EMC Entertainment – Mary Howell, a long-time resident of Alta Vista, spends her retirement years doing her favourite childhood hobby: writing. Currently, Howell is seeking a publisher for what she considers her most important work – a creative non-fiction narrative Summers of China White that describes the 10year addiction of her oldest son Karl to heroin and cocaine, which eventually cost him his life.

It took her five years to write the book and she is now hoping to have it published as soon as she can find a credible publisher. “There are lots of publishers out there but to find one that has an earned reputation is the most difficult thing,” said Howell. “It is a little discouraging that some publishers can’t even get back to you.” Karl had been dead for more than 10 years when his brother Mark suggested to Howell to write his story.

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“My son managed to destroy himself on his drug of choice over a 10 year period and my other son asked me to write about it,” said Howell. The body of her son was found on the floor of a crack house in downtown Ottawa and no note was found. “I don’t know whether he committed suicide or whether someone killed him,” Howell recalled. Whatever it was in life that Karl found so hard to face sober, Howell said she will never know.

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‘Let’s clear the air’ : Ottawa Public Health recommends smoke-free strategy for city City of Ottawa

EMC News – Ottawa Public Health has released recommendations for a renewed smoke-free strategy designed to protect children and nonsmokers from second-hand smoke while reducing smoking rates. This joint initiative between OPH and bylaw and regulatory services, in consultation with other city departments, includes increased programming for people who want to quit; new smoke-free regulations to protect residents from second-hand smoke and a public awareness and community engagement strategy designed to make Ottawa a healthier city for all. “Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease,” said Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa’s medical officer of health. “In Ottawa, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers die each year due to tobacco related illness. What’s more is that almost 19 per cent of residents are exposed to second-hand smoke in areas where they work and play. The renewed strategy will result in healthier people, a cleaner city and smoke-free kids.”

The renewed strategy for a smoke-free Ottawa recommends: • Increasing cessation services and programs for all residents, including priority populations with high smok-

“Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease,” Dr. Isra Levy

ing rates. • Expanding Ottawa’s smoke-free regulations to make all municipal properties, including parks and beaches, and bar and restaurant patios smoke-free. • Implementing public education campaigns and a community engagement strategy to decrease the number of youth who start smoking, to increase awareness of the dangers of tobacco smoke and to create more smokefree spaces. • These initiatives do not require additional funding for enforcement or to deliver enhanced services.

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Ottawa residents strongly support creating more smoke-free spaces, according to OPH’s consultations and public opinion research. If the recommendations in this report are adopted by city council, Ottawa will join a growing number of municipalities that have made such places smoke-free. “There is no safe level of second-hand smoke, even outdoors. Vulnerable populations such as children, seniors, pregnant women and people with heart and respiratory problems are particularly at risk of adverse health effects caused by secondhand smoke,” said Dr. Levy. At present, almost 15 per cent of residents smoke – approximately 105,000 people. The smoking rate has levelled off since 2005 after steep declines in earlier years. Expanding smoke-free spaces in Ottawa has received strong public support from residents over a number of years. A 2011 Ipsos Reid survey showed that 77 per cent of respondents support smokefree parks and playgrounds; 77 per cent support smokefree municipal properties and 73 per cent support smokefree patios.

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Designated smoking ar- sent to business and commueas and patio curfews are not nity organizations and five recommended due to enforce- public consultations were ment complexities, the health held. More than 2,000 responses hazard of second-hand smoke and the risk of negative role were received from the genermodelling to children, es- al public, business owners and pecially in areas where they community partners – 1,600 of these responses came from play. OPH developed multiple the online consultation. OPH will present its report opportunities for residents, to the board of health onInc. Feb. business owners and comPaulsen Communications munity groups to provide 6 at 5 p.m. in the Champlain input on expanding Ottawa’s Room at City Hall. Recommendations will be smoke-free regulations. Over 3,000 letters were forwarded to the Community

and Protective Services Committee on February 15, 2012 and city council on Feb. 22, for final approval. Board of health reports can be found on ottawa.ca/health. For more information about smoking cessation programs and tools, visit ottawa. ca/quitsmoking or call 613580-6744 (TTY: 613-5809656). 20 Leslie You can also connect with OPH on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth) for the latest public health information.

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Canterbury grad’s work coming to screen near you Eddie Rwema

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EMC Entertainment – When Benjamin Su was chosen for a visual arts program at Canterbury High school, little did he know it would be a starting point to a successful animation career. And when Disney’s animated classic Brave is released this coming summer, the Canterbury community should be proud one of their own graduate contributed to this project. Brave is based on an Irish fairy tale and stars Emma Thompson. Born in Taiwan, Su and his family moved to Canada when he was 10 and briefly settled in Regina. Coming from a tropical homeland, adjusting to the weather in Regina was tough. “It was quite a challenging adjustment to go from tropical island to -45 C winter,” said Su. From his childhood Su’s dream was to be an animator. “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and was greatly influenced by the Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show and all the Disney feature films growing up,” he said. “I was also into comic books and made many of my own books and cartoons as a child. I have always loved creating charac-

ters with different personalities and bringing them to life on paper.” Through out high school and college, Su said he was involved with creating cartoons for the school papers. He joined Canterbury High School in the mid ’90s when his family relocated to Ottawa. Going to Canterbury High School was a life changer for him, Su said. “Being surrounded by so many talented artists who were equally passionate about drawing was both an inspiration and encouragement,” he said. Su admits Ottawa will always hold a very special place in his heart. “My passion for animation started here and I also met my wife in Ottawa,” he said. Su added that it was at Canterbury that he found out about Sheridan College’s animation program and was able to build as decent portfolio with the guidance of the teachers. “My school counselor also got me a three months co-op program at a 2-D animation studio and that experience really opened my eyes as to what I was getting into,” he said. Su landed his first full time job right after graduating from Sheridan’s computer animation class back in 2003.

Then C.O.R.E Animation Studios’ in Toronto was making Canada’s first theatre released computer animated feature film and it was going to be a $180 million budget Disney movie. “I was hired on near the beginning of the production and it gave me the opportunity to wear many different hats on the movie,” he said. “I was able to do 3-D design and modeling on some of the main characters of the movie. I eventually moved on to doing some character animation and was promoted to be a lead crowd animator.” His dream had always been to work for Pixar, but he knew it was difficult to get in. “I was working in Los Angeles at Sony Animation Studios and my contract was coming to an end when I decided to apply to Pixar,” he said. “Fortunately I was hired to work on Toy Story 3 as my first project and I was part of a very special team selected to work on the climax sequence of the movie.” The first Toy Story was one of his inspirations to get into computer animation and a chance to work on the trilogy felt like his career came to a full circle. His first movie went on to be successful and won an Academy Award.

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EMC Entertainment – Wearing white and standing on white canvas, 21-year-old Robin Lynch will be immerse herself in red paint as she does a performance art piece at Patrick John Mills’ latest exhibit, I Love You. She describes the dance as a “giant, glorious mess.” “Basically the piece is all about the obsessive compulsive and self-destructive version of

love,” Lynch said. “You’re tied up in it, and you can’t escape from it. Lynch’s take will be one of the depictions of love displayed at Mills’ exhibit, which started Jan. 19 and runs until Feb. 25. While Lynch might show the negative emotions associated with love, artist and gallery owner Patrick John Mills said there will also be upbeat subject matter through showcased paintings.

“There are some beautiful paintings and there’s some lovely work and a real diversity,” Mills said, “but also a lot of cutting edge and provocative work that has a very unique perspective on the words ‘I love you.’ ” Lynch will be performing at the gallery at 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 during the First Thursdays Art Walk which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information on the gallery, visit the website at patrickjohnmills.ca.

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Artist Robin Lynch will be performing at Hintonburg’s Patrick John Mills Gallery on Feb. 2 as part of the exhibit I Love You, which runs until Feb. 25.

Even though Monday January 23rd was the official start of the Chinese New Year, T&T Supermarket on Hunt Club Road in Ottawa South offered celebrations and special events to their customers and guests on Saturday and Sunday (January 28th and 29th) to allow working families to join with their children in welcoming the year of the dragon in proper style. To be exact this year (number 4709 on the Chinese calendar) is the year of the Black Water Dragon. As has been the case for the last two New Year’s celebrations at T&T, Ottawa residents of every background have been very supportive of these events according to store manager Jimmy Wen. Judging by the crowds at T&T on Sunday, which were as large as the ceremonial lion was long, this New Year is looking very positive indeed. T&T’s central operations manager Calvin Liao and Jimmy Wen welcomed the Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Jin Liu to the noon-hour ceremonies. Mr. Liu presided over the Children’s Calligraphy Challenge finale and presented the

God of fortune, Jin Liu, Calvin Liao (T&T Central Operations Mgr), Jimmy Wen (T&T Store Manager) with children from Calligraphy contest gifts and awards on behalf of T&T Supermarket to the young masters of the ink and brush-pen. He then took part in a Hong Kong New Year’s tradition of writing down his hopes for the upcoming year and placing this card on a Wishing Tree mural. In China the wish notes are tied to a piece of fruit and tossed onto a living tree. If the wish sticks to a branch it will come true according to lore. Minister-Counsellor Liu welcomed the Success Lion Dance Troupe and he performed the ritual of Hoi Gong, where the pupils of the eyes on the ceremonial dancing lion must be painted on or dotted to awaken its spirit. The dance troupe then performed a lively dance with the lion throughout the store

accompanied by a gentleman dressed as the traditional god of fortune who, with the help of Jin Liu handed out red pockets to everyone. The brightly coloured paper pockets contained a chocolate coin in symbolic reference to the wealth and good fortune they are intended to bring to the recipients. The majority of shoppers were more than happy to stop filling their carts to watch the spirited performance of the Success Lion troupe and to touch the robes or beard of the god of fortune to ensure that his magic rubbed off on them. Operations Manager Calvin Liao, Jimmy Wen and the entire staff of T&T send out their best wishes to all for a prosperous and healthy New Year. 382449/0202

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Winchester enjoying veteran’s role with Senators By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Time flies, it’s often been said, when you’re having fun. Maybe that’s why — even at the ripe old hockey age of 28 — Jesse Winchester might seem a little young for the veteran’s role with the Ottawa Senators. But given the team’s roster turnover in the past year, the native of nearby Long Sault, Ont., has quickly moved up the ranks in terms of seniority with the team. Four years into his career with the Senators, the graduate of Colgate University in upstate New York — who’s been sidelined recently with a concussion — still feels blessed to be playing the game he loves so close to home. He took some time out with Score to talk about that and a whole lot more: Q: Does it really seem like you’re already in your fourth full season with the Senators? A: When you think about all the places you’ve been and all the games you’ve played … it does seem like it’s been a lot (of time). But if you just ask me quickly, it feels like I got here yesterday. Q: Do you feel like you can provide a leadership/mentoring role to the younger players now on the team? A: I’ve learned the day-today routines and I have a grasp of what it takes to make your body feel good (conditioningwise) and that kind of stuff. So if anybody has any questions, I try to help out as best as I can. I believe in conditioning and being committed, and those are little things that might not always get

Though he’s currently sidelined with a concussion, Jesse Winchester enjoys providing a mentorship role for some of his younger Ottawa Senators teammates (Photo by Rich Lam/ Getty Images). noticed. Q: The number of former NCAA players on this team keeps growing. How does

tell you that off the ice, you get stronger. It’s a place where you grow as a person as well as a hockey player. You become more independent and ready to take on life after school. Q: A lot of the college players here went to easternbased schools. Any fun rivalry talk between some of you? A: Greener (Colin Greening) is my buddy on the plane and we sit together. He went to my rival school (Cornell), so we had some pretty big games against them. When we played at Cornell, the fans there would throw Colgate toothpaste at us. Cornell’s (nickname) is the Big Red, so when they played at our place, our fans would throw Big Red chewing gum at them and just litter the ice. We reminisce about that kind of stuff, for sure. Q: How much have you enjoyed playing in the NHL so close to home? A: I’m very, very fortunate to have been given the opportunity here. I’m thankful for it every day and I just want to be here as long as I possibly can. Q: How heavy do the ticket requests get from friends and family? A: I’m pretty good that way. I have a ton of family. My mom’s side is pretty much all in Ottawa, and I try to get as many people

out to a game a year with my tickets that we’re given. Q: Your favourite Senators memory to date? A: I remember Matt Carkner’s triple overtime goal (against

Pittsburgh in 2010) to send the series back here. That was pretty memorable. I remember my first goal, my first game and going to Sweden with the team to start my first year here.

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES

New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators: Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. (CBC) St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East)

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Disney On Ice … Presents Treasure Trove: Feb. 15, 7 p.m.; Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Feb. 17, 7 p.m.; Feb. 18, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Simple Plan: Feb. 24, 7 p.m. WWE RAW World Tour: March 3, 7:30 p.m. Hedley: March 14, 7 p.m. Van Halen: March 21, 7:30 p.m. 2012 JUNO Awards: April 1. Harlem Globetrotters: April 7, 3 p.m. Stars On Ice: April 29, 4 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers: April 30, 7:30 p.m. Chris de Burgh: May 5, 8 p.m. Johnny Reid: May 12, 7:30 p.m. Il Divo: May 20, 8 p.m.

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playing at that level prepare you for the NHL? A: Ask anyone who played college (hockey) and they’ll

ST. LOUIS BLUES Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East With former Stanley Cup winner Ken Hitchcock now behind the bench, the surprising Blues are challenging for top spot in the Western Conference. St. Louis is thriving in a big way on the goaltending work of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott, a former Sens stopper. They also operate behind a solid blue-line corps that includes the likes of the underrated Kevin Shattenkirk, along with Alex Pietrangelo,

Carlo Colaiacovo and Barret Jackman. Up front, the Blues present a balanced attack led by David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Jason Arnott. Meanwhile, Alex Steen is one of the NHL’s top two-way talents at forward.

Alexander Steen brings a strong two-way presence to the St. Louis Blues lineup (Photo by Mitchell Layton/ NHLI via Getty Images).

NASHVILLE PREdATORS Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. Sportsnet East With a typically balanced attack, the Predators entered the NHL all-star break as the league’s hottest team and are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase. Up front, Nashville turns to Martin Erat, David Legwand and former Senators fan favourite Mike Fisher to generate goals. Rookie Craig Smith has been an early-season offensive surprise and earned himself an all-star weekend invite. Few

teams are blessed with a much blue-line talent as Nashville, a group led by all-star Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. In goal, the Predators rely heavily on Pekka Rinne, one of the NHL’s top stoppers.

Shea Weber is an all-star blueliner for the Nashville Predators (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images).

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