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Kanata residents and members of the Muslim community gathered Friday evening to offer each other support and to discuss their thoughts and ideas on how to move forward following the attack at a Quebec City mosque. Kanata Imam Sikander Hashmi moderated the discussion on Feb. 3 at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata, attended by about 50 people. “It’s important that we offer support to one another,” he said. “(That we) talk about how we move forward – what we should do next as a community locally, a community nationally.” Six men were killed and 19 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec during evening prayer on Jan. 29. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced the shooting as a terrorist attack in a statement on Jan. 30, describing it as an act of “senseless violence.” According to the Office of the Coroner of Quebec, the six men who died were Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42; Abdelkrim Hassane, 41; Khaled Belkacemi, 60; Aboubaker Thabti, 44; Azzeddine Soufiane, 57; and Ibrahima Barry, 39. See DISCUSSION, page 3
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Discussion following Quebec City mosque attack looks at moving forward Continued from page 1
Many at the Kanata meeting, including Lila Hammouda, expressed shock that the attack happened in Canada. She said it felt as if the shooting occurred in her neighbourhood and not a neighbouring province. “Just that possibility (of it happening) is a lot more real now because we’re seeing it happen in front of our eyes,” said Hashmi, who attended a
day on a Friday, will leave everything they're doing and come and stand outside in solidarity as a form of protection,” said Hashmi. “That’s very powerful.” Although there has been support, the amount of Islamophobic comments and hate-filled messages online had others questioning where the hate stems from and what can be done to counter the fear.
funeral in Montreal for three of those killed in the shooting. In the midst of the tragedy, others said they were floored by the outpouring of support from Canadians and nonMuslims, pointing to the vigils held throughout Canada and the public displays of solidarity – such as those where people formed human rings of protection around mosques while people were inside for prayers. “That really says a lot that people, in the middle of the
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Compassion, understanding key to bridging divides: imam for 10 minutes,” he said. “Then one by one to everything he had said I tried to address it to the best of my abilities.” At the end of the conversation, after both had been
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The shooter himself was a victim of such rhetoric, said Hashmi. “This did not just happen in a vacuum,” he said. “There was a process that led to this outcome and we all have to take responsibility for that.” Some suggested reaching out to their communities, interacting more with nonMuslims and having honest conversations to help dispel misunderstandings and ignorance. Hashmi said it can be difficult for anyone – Muslim or non-Muslim – to take the first step and reach out. “You can’t control what people do but you can control what you do,” he said. “If you look at one another with compassion and with some understanding, there are a lot of walls and divides that we can break.” He used the example of a time he was a “human book” for an event hosted by Ottawa Public Library where
Hammouda said that for her, the sadness of the tragedy has been countered by the positive encounters she’s had in the days since the attack. “Being a Hijabi lady, be-
“You’ve got to hear people out. If we don’t listen to one another, if we don’t talk to one another, then that doesn’t help in bridging that divide.” IMAM SIKANDER HASHMI
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Kanata Imam Sikander Hashmi and members of the Muslim community gathered Friday, Feb. 3, to offer each other support and to discuss their thoughts and ideas on how to move forward following an attack at a Quebec City mosque. members of the public have the opportunity to have a conversation with any of the
human books. The first time he participated, Hashmi had a man
sit down in front of him and “he goes off on everything you’ve heard and even more
heard by the other, the two men hugged. “It can be a challenge, it can be a little bit nerveracking sometimes,” said Hashmi. “But it’s OK. You’ve got to hear people out. If we don’t listen to one another, if we don’t talk to one another, then that doesn’t help in bridging that divide.”
cause I am a visible Muslim, I hadn’t had as many smiles as I ever had before in one day,” she said. “Everywhere I would walk people would intentionally look around and smile. It’s just a feeling of acceptance and a feeling of empathy, I guess, towards us … It over(whelmed) the sadness and the negativity.”
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John Manconi, general manager of the city’s transportation services, said OC Transpo has no plans to fix bus travel within Kanata during a meeting on Feb. 2. A number of Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook residents criticized the lack of bus options to get from one end of Kanata to another. In order for Dmitry Elman’s children to travel from Shirley’s Brook to the intersection of Katimavik
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Are you aware that the present development in Kanata North has been in the planning stages for 14 years? Yes, since 2003. Plenty of time to have avoided winter’s harshness for this assault on wildlife. During this time, the City of Ottawa approved a Wildlife Protocol for development land that would bring the least harm possible to animals’ habitats who were to be displaced or killed in the development process. It was agreed following clearly understood biological cycles, that fall was the least injuri-
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Attacks will make us stronger
he murder of six people and the wounding of others at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec on Jan. 29 shocked all of Canada. And yet in the midst of all of the horror of this tragic shooting, Canadians have come together. Such hatred, prejudice and racism as represented by this act of violence have no place in our society, and Canadians across the country have been quick and unified in denouncing such action and showing love and compassion for those directly impacted. Are you surprised? By the shooting and deaths — yes, because an attack like this on those in a worship space has not happened before in this country. But we have not been surprised by the reaction of Canadians because we care about each other, we respect each other’s beliefs and we value our diversity. The actions of one person, as evidenced in this tragedy, are not going to shake our faith in each other. If anything, this has become an opportunity to express what it means to be a Canadian, what it means to be a part of a society that embraces dif-
ficult cultures, different faiths, different viewpoints and how our common values are paramount and bring us together as one. Will we ever forget this tragic shooting and those who died or were injured? No, just as we have not forgotten the 1989 massacre at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal where 14 women were killed in a rampage, also by a solo shooter filled with hatred. And just like the Montreal massacre has led to ongoing and enhanced awareness of violence against women, we know that this murderous rampage in Quebec City will become a similar incident of focus that will lead to greater awareness and advocacy of our Canadian belief in diversity and acceptance. So those who died on Jan. 29 will not have died in vain. Their memory will live on and will be yet another building block in the continuing project of creating the Canadian society that we all want to see and experience, one that respects and enjoys the diversity and differences that each of us brings to our cultural mosaic.
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ure, it’s kind of cheap fun to sit back and watch the city of Toronto fight with the Ontario provincial government. Too bad there has to be a winner, some would say. But the issue is serious and might be coming our way in the not-toodistant future. The argument is over tolls on highways. Toronto, after years of dilly-dallying while its traffic congestion went from bad to awful, finally bit the bullet and decided to start charging drivers for the use of the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. Not so fast, said the province, for reasons that may not be entirely non-political. It’s an interesting and important discussion. The Don Valley and the Gardiner are the two main entrance roads into Toronto’s downtown. They clog
and expansions to public transit. And there is a mystery to how you persuade members of car-addicted nation not to get behind the wheel. Money is the answer here, as it Funny Town is to most things. Put lots and lots of money into public transit. And where does that money come from? for long periods in the morning and Well, for years Ontario cities hoped afternoon. And of course the traffic it would come from senior levels of they bring in from the surrounding government, particularly the provtowns and suburbs clogs the down- ince, and to an extent it has. But not to a large enough extent. town streets. Toronto has a severe That’s why Toronto began thinkproblem. How do you solve a problem like ing about tolls in the past year. that? Obviously, by getting cars off Ideally, having to pay tolls would persuade drivers not to drive. And the streets and roads. And how do you do that? By persuading people ideally, the tolls paid would provide money that could be used to make not to drive and by getting them public transit better. onto public transit. When Toronto Mayor John Tory It’s not like there’s any great announced his plan there was a mystery to it. But there is a mysmixed reaction. People who drive in tery over how you get money to from the suburbs every day were anbuild the necessary improvements
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She sweetened the pot a bit by offering the city a larger share of gasoline tax revenues, which is nice, but the deterrent effect of a toll was lost. If it was there in the first place. The mystery continues, no nearer to a solution.
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Kanata’s Jenna Sudds named among top 40 Under 40 BY JESSICA CUNHA firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Catholic school board is looking to build a new school in north Kanata. The board submitted a site plan application and zoning bylaw amendment to build a onestorey elementary school at 785 Goulbourn Forced Road near Terry Fox Drive and Kanata Highlands Public School. Ken Kary, manager of planning and construction for the Catholic school board, said the board has had plans for two schools in the area for years, the first being St. Gabriel School. “We don’t have a school in the Morgan’s Grant area,” he said. “We definitely need one.” The new elementary school will serve students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6 and help alleviate space issues at St. Gabriel’s, which currently has 10 portables, Kary said. It will feature 20 classrooms with space for 461 students, as well as a child-care centre that will offer preschool and before and after school care. The site is currently being cleared with construction to begin as soon as the plans are approved, said Kary. The school is planned to open by Sept. 2018. LEARNING TOOL
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The Catholic school board has submitted a site plan application and zoning bylaw amendment to build a one-storey elementary school in north Kanata. groups. We’ve tried to have the building respond to that.” The building itself is a learning tool, he said, with exposed ceilings, labels on pipes for things like hot water, air and gas, and a portion of floor that students will be able to look through and see what the foundation looks like underground, said Kary. The school is within phase 8 of the Kanata North Lands subdivision in the South March Highlands, encompassing 2.6 hectares of land. A previous location in the same area was zoned for a school but can’t be used anymore since no road will be constructed there. “We’ve had to move this site a little to the west and put it on Terry Fox because that’s where the services are available,” said Kary. The property will feature a play area with an open grass and landscaped area, as well as garden plots and an outdoor classroom. A 12-metre mature tree buffer will be kept on the west and north side, said Kary. The site is bordered by Terry
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FEBRUARY TOWN HALL MEETING on February 13th, 7 pm, Kanata Seniors Centre (in Mlacak Centre) - Included will be tree cutting, both ash tree removal and on KNL lands, site plan for an elementary school on the KNL lands, report on busing issues, timetable for extending Campeau Drive, introducing our new Community Policing Officer, upcoming events and ongoing developments. Come to learn about your community and bring your ideas and suggestions. FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE – Feb 20, 1-3 pm, Mlacak Centre - Join me and MP Karen McCrimmon for an afternoon of free skating and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies courtesy of Chartwell Kanata. Skaters, to volunteer for this event please contact my office. ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST, March 9, 7am, Mlacak Centre – Cheryl Jensen CEO, President of Algonquin College will be our guest speaker. Women come out to recognize the achievements women have made in our community. RRSP to email@example.com or call 613-580-2474 as space is limited. SAVE THIS DATE - KANATA-CARLETON CULTURAL FESTIVAL, Sat May 27, all day - This festival is the special 2017 event occurring in Kanata. It will showcase the tremendous talent we have in the Western end of Ottawa. Contact me if you wish to perform at the event or to volunteer. Students can get their volunteer hours while enjoying the event! We need a volunteer for our website – please contact my office if you can help. Pick up a copy of the 2017 ARTS IN KANATA-CARLETON at libraries, ward offices and major community facilities west of the Greenbelt, for details about this special 2017 event. SAVE the DATE - KANATA RACE DAY - June 11th featuring 1km, 5km, 10km and Tot Trot races so it’s fun for the whole family. Details and registration information is coming soon. This event supports our Junior Ranger Program at the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata. A NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY is a step closer with approval for a site with great potential. As a member of the Board I supported that site and also had staff agree to develop significant opportunities for the public to input on the design of the building and surroundings. CONGRATULATION TO JENNA SUDDS, Executive Director of the Kanata North BIA who has been awarded a 40 under 40 award in economic development by the About DCI in the USA. ROAD CLOSURE to replace a culvert on March Valley Road from Klondike Road to Riddell Drive from Thursday Feb 9 to Wed Feb 15th. PLANNING COMMITTEE will consider an official plan and zoning request for a retail building along Kanata Ave in the Centrum Plaza on February 14th. Details on Ottawa.ca. TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT in February focuses on red light running and seatbelts/car seats. ASH TREE REMOVAL by City Foresters has begun next to the Beaver Pond, Kimmins Court Park and along Shirley’s Brook west of Marconi. Be safe and please stay away from the machinery being used. Upcoming Events FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE – Feb 20, 1-3 pm, Mlacak Centre VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 2017 KANATA - CARLETON CULTURAL FESTIVAL – May 27, 2017 We need a volunteer to help with our website – if you can do it or know someone who can please contact my office.
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BUSING ISSUES – Thank you to those who came to the public meeting last Thursday. Your concerns were taken seriously by the City with seven senior staff present, six from OC Transpo plus the Transportation Manager. OC Transpo provided information on improvements they can make immediately, in April (next route change date) and year end (when the extra buses arrive). They are addressing the 21 issues identified. I will present a report at my Feb 13th Town Hall and in future newsletters and columns. Please continue to submit your concerns as dealing with them is a continuing process.
Contact me at 613-580-2474, email Marianne.Wilkinson@ottawa.ca Follow me on Twitter @KanataNorth to keep up to date on community matters.
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Allan Hubley Positive Change for Kanata South
City Councillor Kanata South
Magic for Muggles Sixteen-year-olds Lucy Li (left), of House Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor’s Omar Al-Salaq display their magical photogenic prowess outside platform 9 ¾ at the Beaverbrook library branch on Feb. 2. The library hosted a ‘magic for muggles’ evening where participants could make their own wands, get sorted into a Hogwarts House and test their wizarding knowledge during the Harry Potter-themed event.
Week in Review
I have heard from many residents this past week regarding having Ottawa become a Sanctuary City. There have been very few details regarding this motion circulated prior to Council so I am writing this prior to seeing what will actually be submit at Wednesday’s meeting, however, based on statements to date, I will not be supporting a motion that is intended to give away your hard earned tax dollars to anyone who asks. The notion of free bus service, health care, welfare, housing and even the right to vote for anyone who asks without proof of citizenship or the current basic qualifications shows just how little respect some Councillors have for the good people of Ottawa.
Dr. Corrine Motluk
Dr. Alan Franzmann
Dr. Melanie Bolton
Dr. Graeme Ferguson
Dr. Erin Kelly
Dr. Michelle Steenbakkers
I will not support this effort nor will I stop respecting your tax dollars as I feel it is a privilege to serve as your Councillor.
2017 Project As a 2017 project I am pleased to invite you to join me in documenting the people, places and activities that make Kanata South a great place to live, work and play. Please send me your ideas of who you think should be highlighted in our book and why. We will gather all your responses and compile them into a memory book available to everyone and placed in the Library for future generations to have a snapshot of what made Kanata South special in 2017. Details regarding this project can be found on my website under the Community tab.
Travel smart to Winterlude activities Winterlude runs every weekend from February 3 to 20 with many activities happening at or near City facilities. Here are some travel tips to help you get the most out of your Winterlude outings.
OLG Sno-Bus This free service will operate between the various Winterlude sites. Please visit octranspo.com and sto.ca for more information on the OLG Sno-Bus service. • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Family Day, Monday February 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This service will run every 15 minutes. You are not permitted to board the bus wearing skates. Please use skate guards or carry skates at your side by the blades Road closures During Winterlude weekends, Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurier Avenue and Preston Street will be closed to traffic, and also Laurier Avenue from Elgin Street to Nicholas Street. Please visit www.Ottawa.ca for times of closures.
Upcoming Events Saturday Feb. 11th: Alterna CrackUp Snowmania, 11:00am at TD Place. Details can be found at www.CrackUp.ca. Sat. Feb. 18th: Kanata Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30pm. Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets available at the door. Adults $15; Senior/Student $10: Family $30. Sat. Feb. 25th: Kanata Choral Society presents – Music- For the fun of it. A break from the winter blues with musical humour. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road. 3pm. For more information, please visit www.Kanatachoralsociety.ca.
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February is often the coldest month of the year. So, what better way to avoid the cold than to sit in a warm, comfortable chair with a good book.? And what better place to find a good read than at the annual Kanata United Church Giant Book Sale? 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this extraordinary sale that supports various charitable organizations. The sale has grown significantly since its inaugural opening 25 years ago. Its origins can actually be traced back to neighbouring Stephen Leacock Public School. When Stephen Leacock Public School decided to end its book fair run, members of Kanata United Church who had volunteered at the school sale asked if they could continue the annual sale at the church. A new Book Sale era had
begun. Kanata United Church watched its book sale grow from a few thousand books in its first year to well over 20,000 by 2007. This year, the sale will offer a staggering 45,000-plus books. The sale is now touted as one of the largest used book sales in the Ottawa area, with a reputation of both excellent quality and excellent organization. Over 45 book categories are available each year from art and architecture to parenting and travel, with all fiction categories sorted by author for easy searching. The sale’s success is largely due to the generosity of local bibliophiles who donate quality books to this sale. As well, the many volunteers from the church and surrounding community work on the sale almost year round, collecting, sorting, pricing and storing books for the next year.
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Most importantly, the sale has raised money for many charitable organizations over the years including Habitat for Humanity, the Ottawa Mission, the West End Chaplaincy, the Ryan’s Well Foundation and the Kanata Food Cupboard. In its beginnings, the book sale was a one-day event. The sale now spans over three days with an additional ‘Kids Only’ afternoon for little ones to shop for children’s books away from the crowds. This year, the sale will run from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, open Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ‘Kids Only’ sale will run on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 24-hour book drop will only be open at the church, 33 Leacock Dr., until Feb. 10. For more information, please contact kuc.ca or call 613-592-5834. See you at the sale.
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Past and present members of the Kanata Kareer Group celebrate the volunteer organization’s 15th anniversary of providing support in the community on Jan. 31.
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The Kanata Kareer Group celebrated 15 years in existence on Jan. 31. The volunteer-run organization has provided peer support to more than 1,000 people dealing with job losses while preparing them with the resources they needed to find new employment. “When we sat down in October 2001 and talked about forming this group, we had planned it
would peter out in eight months — we were all going to have jobs,” said Catherine Chamberlain, founder of the group. “We thought that was a reasonable goal. We didn’t know people would keep coming, that people would continue to be laid off.” Chamberlain was laid off from JDS Uniphase in August 2001 along with around 500 other employees of the corporation. Other high-tech companies were also consolidating and downsizing, leaving many out of work.
Peter Lougheed, then-minister of Kanata United Church, challenged Chamberlain to find a solution. “We were discussing how it was that there was no support in this end of the city for people who were unemployed,” said Chamberlain. “Peter challenged me, (asking) ‘What are you going to do about it?’” She outlined her idea for a support group, and Lougheed offered the church as the meeting space, which it has provided for the past 15 years. About six people attended the support group the first week. By the second week, the number of attendees had doubled.
There were around 20 people at the third meeting and, six weeks in, the group had to move to a larger space within the church to accommodate everyone who showed up, said Chamberlain. “At one point, we had over 100 people at one meeting,” she said. CELEBRATION
A number of past and present members celebrated the career group’s 15th anniversary with a cake, some short speeches and a networking opportunity at the Kanata United Church. See CAREER, page 18
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Contact Information Constituency Office of Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100 Kanata, Ontario K2M 1P6 Telephone: (613) 599-3000 E-Mail: Jack.MacLarenCo@pc.ola.org www.jackmaclarenmpp.com Let’s Stay In Touch Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, February 9, 2017 17
Career group helps job seekers stay sharp Continued from page 17
Along with the cake and other assorted refreshments was a box of a dozen doughnuts — meaning someone had landed a job. “We have a tradition that when you get a fulltime job you bring a dozen doughnuts to one of the meetings,” said Mike Lukie, of Barrhaven, who recently was offered a full-time job with Syntronic after working on contract for six months. “Because I’m working every day I can’t attend the meetings, this was my opportunity to give back to the organization and provide a little cheer and comfort to people who are still looking.” Lukie first heard about the group when he was unemployed in the early 2000s. He attended a few sessions and then landed a job. When he was laid off in 2014, “I immediately thought of the Kanata Kareer Group and joined the executive a while after that,” he said. “I felt it was good for me to exercise my skills in various areas so I could keep sharp and keep active,” said Lukie. “It’s very supportive and encouraging type of environment.” The support group meets weekly and employs a number of games and resources, many created 15 years ago that are still used today, to help its members work on their personal pitches. The group also brings in guest speakers and hosts workshops. “People detest interviews,” said Kevin Chapman, who sits on the group’s executive committee. A number of interview workshops are held throughout the year and are always well attended, he said.
Catherine Chamberlain, founder of the Kanata Kareer Group, talks about how the group came to be during the organization’s 15th anniversary celebration on Jan. 31. “If they can isolate a question and try and answer it and get feedback — both positive and negative from their colleagues — it’s really, really helpful,” said Chapman. “It’s better to practise interview questions in front of friends than your potential employer.” And that’s the main goal of the group — to provide information, feedback, assistance and, most importantly, support. “It’s to get people out of the house, to socialize,” said Chamberlain. “They’re not alone. There are so many people in the same boat. There’s so much support.” For more information on the Kanata Kareer Group, visit kanatakareergroup.ca.
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Ringette tournament attracts 67 teams West Ottawa Ringette Association’s 14th annual tourney BY JOHN CURRY firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixty-seven teams participating, including teams from Montreal, southern Ontario, eastern Ontario and the Ottawa area. Wow! A total of 120 games being
played over four days at arenas throughout the west end of Ottawa, especially in Kanata, Stittsville and Richmond. Lots of action! And a National Ringette League game included, showing ringette play at its very best. Awesome! This is the story of the 14th
annual ringette tournament being hosted by the West Ottawa Ringette Association (WORA) this coming weekend, Feb. 9-12. The WORA will be hosting a National Ringette League (NRL) game during the tournament. This NRL game will feature some of Canada’s top rin-
gette players, demonstrating top level skills. The NRL involves 16 teams from across Canada. This NRL game at the WORA tournament will take place at arena “A” at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. The Gloucester Devils will be taking on Le Royal de Bourassa in a game that is sure
to involve lots of skill and amazing plays. The Gloucester Devils are currently in seventh place in the league while Le Royal de Bourassa is sitting in ninth place. Admission will be $5 per person to see this speedy, top level ringette. But players wearing their ringette jerseys will be admitted free.
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The tournament will wrap up with the fourth annual Coaches Game on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Richmond arena in Richmond. This year there will be a “ring toss” at half time at this Coaches Game. This is being done as a fundraiser for the Kayla Bradford GoFundMe campaign. The game itself should be lots of fun to watch as the coaches and assistant coaches try to demonstrate their ringette skills. They will be lining up as Team McMinn versus Team Gorham. Besides all of the tournament games, the NRL game and the Coaches Game, the tournament also will feature Bunnyfest, which will involve 4-to 7-yearold ringette players on the ice in Carp on the Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12. These “Bunnies” will be playing short ringette games as well as enjoying special crafts and snacks. The West Ottawa Ringette Association (WORA) would like to thank all of the tournament sponsors for their support and contributions to this tournament. A big “thank you” also goes out to the WORA ringette families for all of the volunteer hours they contribute during the tournament to help make it so successful.
Create a paper copy of the contact information for your family, your children’s friends (and their real names) and other important people/offices, such as medical facilities, doctors, schools, or service providers.
Play it safe and include a recent photograph of every family member, along with fingerprints. You may also want to store valuable memorabilia, jewelry, and priceless family photos, letters and documents here as well. Creating your Family Emergency Communication Plan starts with one simple question: “What if?” “What if something happens and I’m not with my family?” “Will I be able to reach them?” “How will I know they are safe?” “How can I let them know I’m OK?” During a disaster, you will need to send and receive information from your family. Communication networks, such as mobile phones and computers, could be unreliable during disasters, and electricity could be disrupted. Planning in advance will help ensure that all the members of your household—including children and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, as well as outside caregivers—know how to reach each other and where to meet up in an emergency. Planning starts with three easy steps:
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Have regular household meetings to review and practice your plan. If you are using a mobile phone, a text message may get through when a phone call will not. This is because a text message requires far less bandwidth than a phone call. Text messages may also save and then send automatically as soon as capacity becomes available. Text is best!
2017 Arts in Kanata-Carleton STAFF
When a dynamic group of community leaders comes together, you can bet something exciting will happen. A steering committee with representatives from the Kanata Theatre, the Kanata Symphony, the Kanata Choral Society, the Kanata Art
Gallery, the Kanata Band, the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus and the Goulbourn Male Chorus wanted to present a celebration for Canada’s 150th birthday in their own community, and make it accessible to families free of charge. The result: The KanataCarleton Cultural Festival,
presenting a full day of festivities and entertainment featuring local arts and cultural groups. The diverse groups in Kanata and the surrounding area will gather throughout the day on May 27 to present music, theatre, dance, singing and orchestral performances, and display artwork at the Earl
of March High School and Sandwell Green Park. However, Kanata-Carleton has a wealth of activities happening throughout the year. So, to promote the festival and local talent, a 50-page booklet highlighting numerous arts and cultural groups and their yearly schedules has been made available with the sup-
port of Fernbank Crossing. The booklets are now available at libraries, community centres, businesses, and through your local councillor. This is a valuable tool for local residents to use throughout the year as a reference guide to their entertainment. It also showcases the number of groups that are active in our community. It is a calendar and a reference guide for Kanata, Stittsville, West Carleton and Goulbourn residents.
Each week, a lawyer from the Kanata based Allan Snelling law firm will answer a reader’s question. A weekly guide in legal matters
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Natasha was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of New Brunswick (2004) and her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ottawa in 2007. Originally from the East Coast, Natasha relocated to Ontario and worked as a sole-practitioner in Pembroke for eight years, where she built a successful practice and a reputation as a results-oriented client advocate, prior to relocating to Ottawa. Her practice has focused primarily on family law; however, she has also represented clients with criminal and child protection matters. Natasha has significant experience appearing before both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. Her work in Pembroke has finely developed both her experience in and comprehension of legal issues which have a military/ Federal Government nexus. Natasha has routinely been called upon to assist clients with the following:
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John Manconi, general manager of the city’s transportation services, admits that changes to the bus service in north Kanata did not go well at a meeting held Feb. 2. More than 80 people attended the meeting with OC Transpo officials to voice their frustrations at the route changes that came into effect for Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook in December 2016.
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OC Transpo officials have heard loud and clear from residents that the north Kanata bus changes are not working. More than 80 people turned out to a meeting with OC Transpo officials on Feb. 2 to voice their frustrations at the route changes that came into effect for Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook in December 2016. Since the elimination of routes 60 and 93 and the addition of routes 63 and 64, many said they’re facing longer commute times, additional transfers and missed connections, buses that don’t arrive at their scheduled time — if at all — and confusion over incorrect informa-
tion on OC Transpo’s website and at bus stops. John Manconi, general manager of the city’s transportation services, admitted the changes did not go well. “We’ve missed the mark and we apologize for that,” he told the crowd. “That accountability rests with me and that’s why I'm here today. “Obviously there’s some things we didn’t get right.” Manconi was joined by six other officials from OC Transpo. “This is a solutions-oriented meeting,” said Manconi. “This team and myself will be dedicated to this.” OC Transpo has fielded numerous complaints from residents since
January and heard dozens more at the meeting. Manconi said there are supervisors who will ride-along with passengers to experience their trip frustrations first-hand. “We’ll go with you on your jour-
public transportation. She tried everything to make taking the bus work for her, she said, including alternating her work start and end times and parking at the Innovation or Eagleson parkand-rides. But her commute stayed
“I’m your target market. I work for the public service. There’s a lot of public servants here. You absolutely want me riding that bus.” DOMINIQUE BOUCHARD, NORTH KANATA RESIDENT
ney,” he said. “We’ll unlock what’s going on there.” Dominique Bouchard, who commutes five days a week from Morgan’s Grant to her office downtown and back, said she finally gave up on
around an hour and 20 minutes. “I just gave up altogether and started driving into work,” said Bouchard, adding the $450 she pays for parking and 35 minutes she spends driving herself is worth it
because she saves six hours of commuting every week. She suggested that some buses leaving from Innovation Station in the morning rush hour travel straight downtown, with no stops in between, to make commuting faster. “I’m your target market,” she said. “I work for the public service. There’s a lot of public servants here. You absolutely want me riding that bus.” CHANGES
Changes have already been made to address certain issues, said Pat Scrimgeour, director of transit customer systems and planning with OC Transpo, while others won’t be implemented until April and December 2017. See MORE, page 26
More bus fixes scheduled for April, December 2017 Continued from page 25
Changes that have already been made include: • Eastbound trips will only stop to drop off people when requested at the Queensway (upper level), Lincoln Fields, Dominion and Westboro stations to speed up trips to downtown. • Signal timing for the left turn light at Terry Fox into Innovation Station has been adjusted to reduce wait times; OC Transpo is also looking at installing busactuated signals where route 63 crosses March Road at Old Carp Road and Maxwell Bridge and at Shirley’s Brook Drive and Morgan’s Grant Way. • Additional route information have been given to bus drivers. • GPS information for bus operators has been corrected. • Stop times at the first stop for routes 63 and 64 have been corrected and timetables online have
Pat Scrimgeour, director of transit customer systems and planning with OC Transpo, presents a list of complaints received by OC Transpo on bus service in north Kanata and the steps the company is taking to fix some of the issues. More than 80 people attended a meeting with OC Transpo officials on Feb. 2 to voice their frustrations at the route changes that came into effect for Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook in December 2016. been fixed. • Signage at Innovation Station and information
posted at Lincoln Fields Station and online has been corrected.
Changes that are to be made in April include: • All westbound trips by
routes 63 and 64 will operate through to Morgan’s Grant and Briarbrook (no change of bus will be required at Innovation Station). • All buses will be marked for their destination, either Morgan’s Grant or Briarbrook. • Service to and from the Kanata North Business Park will be increased from every 20 to 30 minutes to every 15 minutes. Fixes to be implemented by December 2017 include increased bus service to the area thanks to new buses purchased with city and federal funding. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said it’s important that people send in feedback any time there’s a problem. “This is not going to be an easy job, they’ve got a complicated area (to fix) here,” she said. “It’s going to take some time I'm afraid but we’ll try to do the best we can to improve it from what you’ve got now.”
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Aside from weekday commuting challenges, OC Transpo wants to hear from riders to evaluate the level of service needed for evenings and weekends. A number of people, including university students who have classes until late at night and those working retail jobs on weekends, lamented the lack of bus service in the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. Scrimgeour said those who require evening and weekend service should write in describing where they travel from and to, at what times, and how many days a week. “We’ll look at what the travel need is,” he said. Riders with complaints or comments are encouraged to contact OC Transpo directly by calling 613-7414390, emailing ocserve@ octranspo.com or visiting octranspo.com.
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Health survey examines western communities BY BRIAN DRYDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the state of health and wellbeing in the western end of Ottawa? That’s the question that a new survey hopes to get a handle on, as the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) takes part in an effort to get a snapshot of the health and wellbeing of people living in western Ottawa communities. According to the WOCRC the “Be Well” survey covers important aspects that affect health and wellbeing. The information gathered during the survey will help the organization better understand what is needed in the area going forward. “This is a first for us,” said the WOCRC’s Katrina Guerin. “We’ll see what we get.” The survey is part an Association of Ontario Health Centres effort to analyze the role health centres in the
province play and what services are needed in specific areas that may differ significanly when it comes to demographics. As far as Guerin knows, this is the first time the western part of Ottawa is part of the survey. The Ontario organization will oversee the survey, as in other others, and share area specific findings with the WOCRC. The WOCRC covers a “huge area” Guerin said, including many rural communities as well as more suburban/urban areas such as Kanata and Stittsville. The survey, which is ongoing until March 8 can be done online or can be picked up at the WOCRC, and has also been dropped off at some doctor’s offices in the western end of Ottawa. The Be Well survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and all information is strictly confidential. The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WOCRC
Post-concussion therapies, health showacse hosted by studio on Feb. 10 A showcase of services and presentations on physical rehabilitation will be held Friday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Beyond Wellness Centre, on Hearst Way. Many of the presenters and showcase exhibitors call Kanata home -both personally and for business. The event is hosted by Opticalm Visual Stress Solutions, a new Kanata company offering the first visual stress testing equipment in Canada. Other presenters include chiropractic
care, counselling, physiotherapy and yoga. There will also be representation from rehabilitation specialists from other areas of Ottawa in optometry, occupational therapy, massage therapy, naturopathy, osteopathy and chiropractic therapy. The presentations are medical in nature and targeted at members of the rehabilitation community to further their knowledge of treatment options. Part of the presentation high-
lights the number of different therapy options that are available to people suffering from neurotrauma from concussions or other causes. The intent is that the rehab community network and learn from each other. The event is free. The showcase portion starts at 3:30 p.m., after the presentations, and goes to 5 p.m. For tickets, see Eventbrite and search for Visual Stress and Rehabilitation, or Opticalm.
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Helen (Ella) Ainslie (nee Millar)
(ex-RCAF & Retired Transport Canada) Peacefully, at the Carleton Place Hospital on January 30, 2017 at the age of 78. Dear wife of Raymond. Loving mother of Chuck (Lucie) and Jeffrey. Proud grandmother of Angie Smith, Andrew Smith, Rachel Chard, and Matthew Chard. Great grandmother of William. Beloved sister of Oscar House (Christine). Will be missed by her niece Rebecca House. A private service will be held for the family. For those who wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Lanark would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
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Our Mother and Granny, the late Margaret Hobbs, touched so many people’s lives and the outpouring of love and support shown to us truly assisted us during this difficult time. To all of those that attended the visitation, the funeral, made phone calls or sent cards – thank you. To all of those who sent the lovely flowers or made memorial donations to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital and Christ Church Ashton we thank you. To all the people who dropped off food, thank you, your kindness lent a helping hand. To all the ladies at Bayshore Home Health, Kelsey Maynard, Trudi Guay and Dr Jennifer Laskey we extend our gratitude for the care and compassion that you showed to Mom. To Alan Barker Funeral Home, John, Wayne and Staff and to Rev Brian Barr, thank you for your professionalism, your attention to detail and ensuring that Mom’s services were comforting and a reflection of her beautiful soul. Also, thank you to Barb Dowdall and Team for a delicious and plentiful reception meal. A warm thank you to Carp Farmer’s Market vendors and customers for all your messages and acts of condolence. We extend our gratitude to everyone that has made our lives easier, knowing that the love we shared for our Mother and Grandmother, was also shared by you. Rick & Chris, Henry & Wendy, Patsy & Murray(Lowry) and Families
DOLAN, JAMES ‘JIM’ STEPHEN 1933-2017
It is with great sadness that the family announces Jim’s passing on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Cheryn (nee Lawton). Loved father of Stephen (Caroline) and the late Terry-Anne. Dear uncle of Debbie Lawton (and her children - Jonathan, Bradley, and Cody); James Dumas (Debbie); Janie Dumas (and her son - Chris), Louis Dumas (Joanne), and Phillip Dumas (Esther). Dear brother of Agnes Dumas (late Clarence). Predeceased by siblings: Margaret Dolan and Philip Dolan, and sister-inlaw, Cheryl Valiquette (Romeo). Son of the late Philip and Mary (nee O’Rourke) Dolan. Jim will be remembered for always being willing to offer a helping hand, an ever present laugh, and that twinkle of mischievousness in his eyes. Family and friends were invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning, February 8th from 9:30 to 10:15. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Michael’s Church, Fitzroy Harbour on Wednesday morning, February 8th at 11 o’clock. Spring interment St. Michael’s Cemetery. A reception took place at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre immediately following the Funeral Mass. In memory of Jim, donations to St. Michael’s Parish in Fitzroy Harbour would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
Lyng, Brian Peacefully at home with his family, after a courageous fight against cancer, on Tuesday January 31, 2017 at the age of 62. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 31 years Helen McKenna-Lyng, parents Edith Edwards and Leonard Lyng and brother James Lyng. Father of Alana (Adam), Sharon and Breanne (Dakota). Brian will be deeply missed by his siblings; Patricia, Eleanor, Norma (Peter) and Karen. Cherished godfather to Greg. Brian will also be deeply missed by his partner Cindy Van Dusen. Brian was a father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, avid hunter, storyteller and active member in the Dwyer Hill community. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Friday February 3, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday at St. Clare Mission, Dwyer Hill Rd., at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at St. Clare Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation – Helen McKenna-Lyng Fund, to support the Breast Health Centre, would be appreciated by the family. He will be forever remembered and loved, for beating the odds. www.barkerfh.com
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Passed away peacefully at Granite Ridge, Stittsville on January 29, 2017 at the age of 103. Predeceased by her parents, 7 siblings, her beloved husband, Gordon Dysart, and daughter, Diane Patton. Much loved by her daughter, Helen King (Curtis) of Florida and her son, Hugh Dysart (Carolyn Brown) of Stittsville. Cherished Grandmother of Evan Dysart and Tanya Foss (Shawn), of Vancouver. Great Grandmother of Griffin, Helena, Ariel and Teagan Foss. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ella was born in Winnipeg and was later a long time resident of Burlington, Ontario before moving to the Ottawa area 12 years ago. She was active in her Burlington community and Church and was involved in many volunteer organizations over the years, always ready to cheerfully lend a hand. Ella was a kind, generous and loving woman who was devoted to her family and friends. She holds a special place in our hearts and will be dearly missed. A funeral service and interment will be held in Burlington at a later date.
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McNeely, Douglas Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus on Sunday, February 5, 2017, while surrounded by his family, his loving wife Marion of nearly 57 years, daughter Heather (grandson Mackenzie) and son Greg and wife Vicki (grandchildren Justin and Chase). Dear brother of Allan, Ronnie, Donnie and Gerry. Son of the late Donald McNeely and his wife the late Alice (nee Williams). As per Doug’s request there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers or donations all Doug asked for, was for everyone to do a good deed for someone else. Arrangements entrusted to the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. www.barkerfh.com
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Service Advisor The all new Arnprior Canadian Tire has an immediate opening for an experienced AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ADVISOR. YOU OFFER: • Proven automotive service experience • Strong communication and people skills • Proven ability to work as part of a team • Available to work evenings and weekends • High energy and positive attitude WE OFFER • Competitive compensation package including benefits and profit sharing • Positive work environment in a new state of the art facility • Paid training • Strong leadership support • Career growth opportunities If you are ready to take the next step in your career, email your resume today to Jerome Taylor, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 613-623-6551, ext. 3901.
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Employment Opportunities NURSING COORDINATOR/ DISCHARGE PLANNER, PERMANENT, FULL TIME The Nursing Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of patient care as well as coordination of hospital resources to ensure proper staffing and utilization of hospital beds. He/she acts as resource for all departments, and functions in a leadership role after-hours. The Discharge Planner assists the physician, patient and family with the discharge process, whether it be to another hospital, care facility or the patient’s home. The successful incumbent will possess CNO registration, ACLS certification, broad clinical skills and experience, and excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills. Experience working in a unionized environment will be considered a strong asset.
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Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria Show at the Lyndhurst Legion. Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway between Kingston and Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 to 33, follow 33 to the Legion. Admission $5.00. Ladies and accompanied children under 16 free. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, ammunition, knives, military antiques, hunting gear & fishing tackle. For show info and table inquiries call John (613)928-2382, email@example.com. All firearm laws are to be obeyed, trigger locks are required.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes by Monday, February 20th, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Boudreau, V.P. Corporate Services, RVH, 499 Raglan Street North, Renfrew, Ontario, K7V 1P6. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. RVH is an equal opportunity employer, committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and freedom, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants requiring accommodation can contact Human Resources at (613) 432-4851.
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The Human Resources Coordinator will provide quality and efficient support in a variety of areas, including recruiting, policy development and administration, employee engagement/ development and training. This is a full time permanent position based out of the Brockville Head Office. Specific Responsibilities: • Recruiting of General and Corporate staff • Benefits Administration • Manage Ministry of Labour compliance (AODA, WHMIS, Health & Safety) • Staff Onboarding; Job Analysis and Design • Performance Management and Performance Review Administration • Vacation admin and processing • Development of policies, procedures and Employee Manual • With Marketing Department, manage Careers section for various brand websites, LinkedIn profiles, Glassdoor, etc. • Employee Engagement activities (employee surveys, events, lunch and learns, long service awards/recognition); • Organizational Development for Corporate staff • Store facing HR support • Privacy Manager in compliance with PIPEDA • Payroll liason • Additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree and/or College Diploma-preferably in Human Resources • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation or in process • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in a Human Resources role with similar experience • Strong recruiting background, with experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) • Experience with Social Media platforms, especially for sourcing/recruiting talent • Bilingualism (English/French) a significant asset • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation/speaking) • Organized, efficient and self-managing • Training/instructional design experience a plus • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, professionalism and diplomacy • Seeks opportunities to improve and streamline processes; can leverage best practices and generate new ideas that move the HR function forward • Solid knowledge of HR related legislation such as the Employment Standards Act. Please mail resumes to: St. Lawrence News/Metroland Media 7712 Kent Blvd., Brockville, ON K6V 7H6 Attention: BOX 10350 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention BOX 10350. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, flooring, tile, countertops, decks. 613-858-1390, 613-257-7082. Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Chief Building Official
The Corporation of the Township of Rideau Lakes is seeking an individual to fill the full-time, permanent position of Chief Building Official within the Development Services Department.
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Reporting to the Manager of Development Services the successful candidate will examine drawings for compliance with applicable law, conduct inspections, issue orders, issue permits and assist the public and contractors in a professional manner to facilitate safe and Code compliant development within the municipality. The successful candidate will also work as a supervisor to and in collaboration with the Building Inspector(s).
Required Sept to June Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 6:00pm Friday 9:00am to 3:00 pm July to second week in Aug. Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm
* If the CBO position is filled by an internal candidate the Township will seek to fill the existing Deputy CBO position from the pool of candidates who have applied for the CBO position.
Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.
For a detailed description of the employment opportunity outlining the requirements and qualifications of the position please visit the Township website at: http://www.twprideaulakes.on.ca/employment.html Deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.
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Church Services The Anglican Parish of March St John’s South March 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata Sunday Service 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am
SUNDAY SERVICES 9:00am ~ Christ Church 10:30am ~ St James The Apostle
St Mary’s North March 2574 6th Line Road, Dunrobin Services and Sunday School 9:00 am
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HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community 1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8
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Sunday Worship Service 10:30am. Sunday School 9:15am. Adult Bible Class 9:15am. Rev. Wayne Geick, Pastor Office 613-592-1546 • www.christrisen.com PASTOR STEVE STEWART
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Sunday Services at 9:15 and 10:45 AM.
Nursery and Children’s programs running concurrently. Youth Groups: Transit (Gr 6-8), Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Thirst (Gr 9-12), Wednesdays at 7 PM
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Kanata’s Unlocked Ottawa opens its doors as the city’s newest escape room. Unlocked is a joint venture between Melissa Sydney (left), Calvin Joy (centre), Candice Gertsman, as well as Rebecca Joy and Jessica Lim (not pictured).
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Kanata is home to the city’s newest escape rooms with the opening of Unlocked Ottawa. Unlocked is a joint venture between five friends who grew up in the in area and wanted to bring something unique to the community. The two escape rooms offer something different from other venues in the city. “We’re a little bit different. I think we approached this with the idea that we couldn’t just open another escape room,” said Candice Gertsman, who grew up in Kanata Lakes and now lives in Centretown. “We were thinking, what would we have wanted when we were here? What would we have wanted when we were teenagers, young adults? What do we want now?” Unlocked features two escape rooms with plans to open a third in the spring. The first room, the Krylon
Crew versus the Police Duo, is “a modern take on cops and robbers,” said Gertsman. Teams of two to three people compete against each other — the police to arrest the robbers and the robbers to escape the police — in the same space with identical puzzles while racing against the 35-minute time limit. “The idea of a competition came up and we were excited by that because no one’s done that that we know of,” said Melissa Sydney, who lived in Alta Vista and now resides in Barrhaven. “It adds a sense of urgency when you see that they’re pulling down something or opening a box you haven’t gotten into yet,” added Calvin Joy, a former Katimavik resident who now lives in Barrhaven. The sense of urgency is real. A group of four Metroland reporters — three escape room newbies and one veteran — tried out the Krylon Crew room in January.
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Escape rooms non-threatening, appeal to wider audience: co-founder Continued from page 36
With only a chain-link fence separating the two teams, you can hear and see everything your opponent is doing — all the while knowing the clock is ticking down.
Gertsman said it’s fun watching the teams compete — some are loud, calling out their answers while others try to hide everything they do from the opposing side. No matter who wins, it’s all in good fun.
“We’ve designed it in such a way that somebody is going to win,” said Joy. “If you make it to 35 minutes and no one gets out it’s not as much fun.” The other escape room, Our Man on Sussex, is a col-
laborative effort for larger groups with a success rate of about 25 per cent. “Our Man on Sussex is one of the largest capacity rooms in the city,” said Gertsman. “We’re always trying to think outside of
the box.” The idea was also to create rooms that anyone can play, whether for a fun family activity, a night out for friends, or a corporate team-building exercise. “All our themes are non-
threatening so that it’s more appealing,” said Sydney. “There’s no darkness so that is one thing that really sets us apart.” See THE RESPONSE, page 39
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The team — made up of Joy, 27, his sister Rebecca, 24, 27-year-olds Gertsman and Sydney, and 29-year-old Jessica Lim — came together early last year after Sydney and Rebecca entered an escape room design competition. “We didn’t win,” said Sydney with a laugh. “We just did the competition for fun and then once we started really talking about it we decided that we really liked it and we wanted to look more into it.” The room they designed for the competition didn’t make the final cut for Unlocked Ottawa, but it got them thinking about what
they could offer. Sydney created a business proposal and received a grant from Invest Ottawa and now the doors are open. “They all thought this would do well so that really gave us a lot of confidence to go for it,” she said. Unlocked had a soft opening shortly before Christmas and since then has received positive feedback from people who have tested it out. “No one’s had a bad time, which to us kind of blows us away because we don’t have a lot of experience designing rooms,” said Sydney. “It’s very confidence inspiring.” Some have said they found the puzzles too difficult, so the team is looking at creat-
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City moves ahead with Wellington Street site for mega library BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH email@example.com
In a last-ditch effort to get the city to reconsider its preferred site for the city’s central library, advocates flooded the Jan. 31 board meeting to have their say. John Smit, manager of policy and urban development for the city, said Lebreton Flats has been targeted as an area that would be re-integrated into the downtown. His comment was part of the staff presentation at the library board meeting that made a case for the site’s selection. A central library was part of the two proposals that competed as part of the National Capital Commission’s call for proposals last spring. Since the plans were unveiled, Mayor Jim Watson and library board chair Tim Tierney have said the city’s process was independent. The process included a fairness commissioner, three opportunities for public comment, and a series of criteria used to
evaluate the dozen potential sites that the board voted on. The site is at 557 Wellington St. is near the intersection of Albert Street and Bronson Avenue. It’s also at the base of a very deep escarpment, thanks to the Booth Street hill. Tierney said the aim was to balance land and use objectives with the goal of creating a livable, vibrant, urban area. “There were 12 sites considered,” Tierney said, making a point of saying that Confederation Park — an idea that has popped up in the last couple of weeks — was not one of those options. Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney — the only dissenting vote on Jan. 31 — held an open house on Jan. 18 after the Wellington Street site was unveiled as the favourite. More than 200 people attended the open house, but no one from the library board came, said Mariam Zohouri, a resident who said she was disappointed with the response by Watson on the issue.
“There are city officials who disagree with those who are not for the site, they should be engaged and part of the discussion, not dismissive,” she said. McKenney said she couldn’t see why the Wellington site scored higher than the site bounded by Albert and Lyon streets. “I can’t fathom how site six (Albert/Lyon) has a lower score for accessibility when it’s a block from a segregated bike lane,” she said. Smit said the accessibility score is based on a mix of what exists today and what’s planned for the future. A Nanos survey aimed to garner public opinion on the selected site was part of the staff business case presented at the meeting. The survey was completed between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, with 1,000 randomly selected respondents. The responses were overwhelmingly in favour of a joint facility with Library and Archives Canada as opposed to a standalone facility. The ques-
tion included the fact that the partnership would save the city $12.8 million. The survey says 72 per cent of respondents are in favour of the selected site. The question is worded to suggest the other two sites at Albert and Lyon and Pimisi Station would cost taxpayers an additional $33.3 million and $8.8 million, respectively. Advocacy groups, like Bookmark the Core, say the site is too far west of the core and it’s not accessible for those with mobility issues — such as seniors, or mothers pushing strollers. “It’s not too late to look at a site in the downtown core,” Jevone Nicholas said. “Site six is only 80 metres from a transit site, the Wellington site is 300 metres away.” Ed Pollitt, a Kanata resident and former urban designer, said the site isn’t in the core, and that staff should have been more creative when looking at potential homes. He said only 20 per cent of Confederation Park would be needed to house the library. He
also suggested use of Major’s Hill Park or Marion Dewar Plaza. It wasn’t all doom and gloom from the gallery. Chantal Cloutier, president of the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association, said the “friends” will support the project. “We are thrilled at what a new, modern, centralized library location will do for Ottawa,” she said, adding FOPLA will support the project by raising $500,000 annually. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli also said he supports the project. “A fair and reasonable approach has been taken to find the best location in a number of ways,” he said. Egli said he regrets not being on library board for this term of council, as he’d like to be part of the important, city-building project. Egli said he would support opening a satellite branch at City Hall, to make it a “people’s place.” “I think it’s time we turn the
page on this issue, and start a new chapter in the city and get this library built,” he said. Watson has backed the board’s decision. “I am proud to support Somerset Ward with this $168-million investment that promotes LRT (light rail transit) use,” he tweeted on Jan. 31. The city’s share of the multi million-dollar, 20,000-square building would be $99 million. That contribution is based on plans that the city would use 62 per cent of available floor space. The feds would chip in the rest. Council will get the final vote on the board’s choice of site on Feb. 8, but the financial plan won’t be available until June. However, funds, or plans for a parking facility haven’t been included in the costs estimates. Council will hear about a parking proposal in March. The city hopes to have shovels in the ground by 2018, but won’t know until the spring whether or not the Library and Archives partnership has approval from the feds.
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Meet your Kanata Lasers Name and number: Ryan Franz, 30 Position: Goalie Age: 18 Birthplace: North York, Ont. Nickname: Franzy School: Law at Carleton U Pregame rituals: I go to bed early the night before, I play keep up and sewer with a soccer ball, I stretch and warm up and I do a sudoku puzzle. I always stretch on the right side of the net. Pregame meal: Macaroni and cheese and chicken. Favourite movie: Other Guys or Batman Favourite hockey team: Toronto Maple Leafs Favourite player: Nazim
Kadri What 3 items would you bring on a desert island: Basketball, basketball net, food What makes you a good teammate: “Franzy is a very nice person, funny and gets along with everyone.” - Jeff Jordan, head coach. Favourite song: Evanescence - Bring Me To Life How many pushups can you
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Member of Parliament Kanata-Carleton RYAN FRANZ
NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF A ZONING AMENDMENT Zoning Study: Small-scale Industrial Uses in Commercial Zones
In accordance with Section 34(10.7)(a) of the Planning Act and Section 3.(1) of Ontario Regulation 545/06, notice is hereby provided that a zoning by-law amendment proposal is being considered by the Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa. LANDS SUBJECT TO THE PROPOSAL The Zoning By-law Amendment proposal affects lands in commercial zones, city-wide, as follows: AM-Arterial Mainstreet; GM-General Mixed-Use; LC-Local Commercial Use; MC-Mixed Use Centre; MD-Mixed Use Downtown; TD-Transit-Oriented Development; TM-Traditional Mainstreet; RC-Rural Commercial Zone; VM-Village Mixed-Use Zone. PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT Amendments to the Zoning By-law are being considered to permit small-scale, low-impact industrial uses, including micro-breweries, micro-distilleries and small-scale food processing associated with restaurants. The Study will also consider opportunities to permit small-scale manufacturing such as maker spaces, a location where tools and other resources are shared to produce prototypes and manufacture small batches of product. The amendments would permit land uses that combine retail store, retail food store, catering establishment, restaurant or bar with small-scale forms of low-impact industrial uses. The study will focus on commercial zones where restaurants, bars and retail uses are already permitted. The proposed amendments would: • Define and permit low impact, small-scale industrial activities • Allow small-batch manufacturing as a non-accessory component of a business • Provide new opportunities for small business • Contribute to the development of vibrant commercial streets RELATED PLANNING APPLICATIONS N/A For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, contact:
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It was great to take part in a panel discussion at Carleton University Political Communications class. I am always inspired by the quality of the engagement from our youth. They asked the tough questions and are very engaged on all of the issues that are shaping not just our country but the world. Thank you to Alayne Crawford and Jenn Jeffreys for joining me on the panel.
Our office will be hosting free tax clinics in conjunction with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offered by the CRA. The clinics will be held Tuesdays, beginning 21 February 2017. Eligible participants must have modest income levels and simple tax situations. Please read the eligibility requirements at our website under: “news-nouvelles/free-tax-clinics”. Please note that appointments are required and confirmation of registration will be provided by the constituency office.
Family Day Skate!
On family day come join me and Councilor Marianne Wilkinson at the Mlacak Arena (2500 Campeau Drive) for some hot chocolate and skating. If you do not live near Kanata I will also be at the West Carleton Community Complex (5670 Carp Road) with Councilor Eli El-Chantiry. This event is taking place between 11am and 1pm.
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I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those who died in Quebec City and I wish a speedy recovery to those that were injured. It was great to see a large amount of people attend the vigil at the Kanata Recreation Complex. I am humbled by our community’s out pouring of support. Thank you to the Kanata Muslim Association and the Ottawa Muslim Association for inviting me into your Mosque. Acts of hate will not divide our country. I believe that Canada is stronger and more vibrant because of our differences.
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Thank you to W. Erskine Johnston Public School for sending valentines for veterans. I am sure that the veterans that receive them will be surprised and thankful to the students that took the time to send them. Valentines for Veterans is a program of Veterans Affairs Canada which distributes the valentines cards to long-term care facilities across Canada.
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Additional information can also be obtained at Ottawa.ca/industrial SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the above-noted planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or email by March 9, 2017. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the proposal. Dated at the City of Ottawa this 9th day of February, 2017. Ad # 2017-507-S_Micro-Industrial_09022017
It is such an honour and privilege to serve as your Member of Parliament and I look forward to meeting and working with you all. Please feel free to contact our office at 613-592-3469 or by email at Karen.mcCrimmon@parl.gc.ca. Please follow me on Facebook at karenmccrimmon.ca.
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Audrey’s proud moment elicits hysteria from brothers
he old Singer Sewing machine was considered a piece of furniture in the parlour, but in the wintertime, with the parlour closed off, the door shut, and a braided rug rolled at the bottom to keep out the cold draft, the Singer was rolled into the kitchen. Hardly a day passed that
Mother wasn’t on the old machine. There was always a patch needed here and a hem there, and on the nights Mother wasn’t working on her diaries, she often was at the Singer sewing machine. My sister Audrey thought it was time she could make something for herself, and finally, one winter night, after
she had badgered Mother enough, she was told she could use the sewing machine. Well!! That was like telling Everett he was old enough to drive the Model T! Mother said Audrey should scrounge around in the handme-down box Aunt Lizzie had sent from Regina, and find one of Uncle Jack’s well-
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worn suits, take it apart, and use the material from it. I was thunderstruck when I heard Audrey say she was going to make a dress! A dress, for goodness sake, but Audrey was full of confidence. It took her a whole evening to take apart a navy suit, press out the seams, and lay out all the pieces on the kitchen table. Mother fashioned a pattern out of the Ottawa Farm Journal, was good and tight ... that’s and Audrey turned down how the Briscoe twins were everything more than an wearing their dresses, and occasional suggestion from
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Saturday, and Audrey rushed through her chores like someone possessed, and was at the Singer most of the day, stopping only for meals. I could see the dress taking form. My sister found six matching red The first thing I noticed was the buttons buttons in the button box for the front, and I had to admit didn’t match the buttonholes it looked like she had finally mastered the fine art of sewing on the machine the first time around. She was down to turning up the hem, and Mother. She was a stubborn they were considered two of pieces of navy wool scraps one all right! All Mother said the best-dressed seniors at the covered the kitchen floor. was to be sure to follow the pattern, but Audrey said she Northcote School. Well, the next day was wanted to be sure the dress
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Wool dress was more trouble than it was worth Continued from page 44
Finally, Audrey said the dress was finished, and she would be wearing it to church the next morning. She had no intention of trying it on first, as Mother suggested, but marched upstairs, hung it on a wire hanger behind the door, and ran her hands down the dress like it was made of solid gold! The next morning, Audrey said it would sure be nice wearing a good wool dress to church on such a cold winter’s day, as I watched her struggle to get it over her head in our bedroom. The first thing I noticed was the buttons didn’t match the buttonholes. Audrey said it didn’t matter; she’d just wear a middy under
the dress. The sleeves looked upside down, because they were puffed under her armpits. She shot daggers at me when I mentioned the fact. The next problem was the dress was at least six inches shorter in the back than it was in the front, and one side seam puckered like a piece of old newspaper. I decided it was best to keep these flaws to myself. Audrey sauntered into the kitchen as she had just been outfitted by Eaton’s catalogue. The three brothers went completely hysterical until Mother gave all of then a good cuff on the ear with one swoop. But Audrey was going to wear the dress to church and that’s all there was to it. She was so proud of it; she even
took her coat off, and us sitting right there in the front pew! It was really the most awful dress I had ever seen, but as Mother often said, every cloud has a silver lining. Audrey said she would be glad to make me a dress out of the same material if there was enough left. I said a silent prayer of thanks that there was nothing left but a few scraps, and they had already been chucked into the Findlay Oval. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-723-1862, E-mail: email@example.com
Through Feb. 10
USED BOOKS NEEDED. The KUC 24-hour book drop will be open at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr. , to receive book donations for our Feb. 23-25 Book Fair. No magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks, please. For info, call 592-5834.
long to tunes by Snap, Crackle & Pop. Tickets $25. Advance tickets sales only, before Feb. 9 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. For details: 613-591-5570 or www.kanatabr638.ca.
Kanata North Town Hall, 7 – 9 pm, Owen Prince Room, Kanata Senior’s Centre, 2500 Feb. 11 The Royal Canadian Legion, Campeau Dr. Everyone welBranch #638-Kanata annual come. Valentine charity event. Reception 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:15 p.m. Proceeds to the Kanata Legion’s Feb. 14 local veterans fund. Come out The PROBUS club of Western to enjoy a Greek dinner. Live Ottawa meets on the second auction. Dance and/or sing-a-
Tuesday of each month at 33 Leacock Dr. at 10 a.m. for coffee followed by a guest speaker. Visitors are welcome. David Smith will speak on: Einstein: His life and major works. For further information call Pat Thompson at (613) 591-1390. CFUW/Kanata: Enjoy a little Caribbean warmth at our lunch time meeting with tasty tropical food and an inspiring presentation on Black History Month by Judith Brown, president of Kingston’s Afro-Caribe Association. 11:30 a.m. Stonehaven Apts., 70 Stonehaven Dr. New members are very welcome. Information at www.cfuwkanata.ca Save the
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Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club presents the 40th annual Saturday February 11 Everything is FREE to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday
• Pancake, sausage & egg breakfast: 8:30 – 11:30 • Sleigh Rides: 9 – 12 noon
• Children’s fun- Ray’s Reptiles and Canadian Science & Technology Museum 12 - 3 pm.
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date: March 12 lunch meeting welcomes guest speaker Charlotte Gray, historian and bestselling author.
km to raise money for Chrysalis House, to raise money to help the women’s shelter serve about 150 women and children this year. We need you to become team captains, join a team, donate, or become a sponsor. For more information contact Katrina Guerin at 613-591-3686 ext. 286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration: 4:30 p.m. at Kanata Recreation Complex, Hall A.
Kanata Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30 pm. Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets available at the door. Adults $15; Senior/ Student $10: Family $30. The Kanata Choral Society presents Music - for the fun of it. A break from winter weather blues with musical humour. Feb. 20 Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Kana- St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 ta Legion raise funds to support Young Rd., 3:00 p.m. Part of the Operation Christmas Spirit. proceeds will go to the Kanata Join us anytime between 11:30 Food Bank. Tickets available at a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for hamburg- the door or by phoning 613-592ers, hot dogs and lots of fun: 1991. For more information visgames, face painting, movie – it www.kanatachoralsociety.ca. Secret Life of Pets. Only $5.00/ person! Those interested are Ontario Genealogical Sociasked to get their name on the ety – Ottawa Branch. From sign-up sheet on or before Feb. 10:30am-12:00pm it’s Gene18 by either dropping in at the alogy: Back to Basics where Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. you will learn about Direcor call 613-591-5570 or email: tories as a valuable source email@example.com. For de- of information. Then from 1:00-3:00 Brian Tackaberry tails: www.kanatabr638.ca. will tell the stories of forgotFamily Day free skate, 1-3 pm, ten local heroes of WWI from Mlacak Centre. Join Coun. his new book “Forgotten HeMarianne Wilkinson and MP roes: Mississippi Mills Valour Karen McCrimmon for an af- Award Recipients of the Great ternoon of skating and enjoy War”. Both events are free, all cookies with hot chocolate, are welcome. City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Dr. courtesy of Chartwell Kanata. (room 115). For more details visit http://ogsottawa.on.ca/
Francophone Toastmasters is offering a six-week Speechcraft course in French starting Jan. 31. Cost : $60/p. Address: SS #1, 400 Goldridge. For information and registration, contact KanataFrancophoneTM@gmail.com.
Want to improve your public speaking skills? Then visit West Carleton Toastmasters open house, 7 to 9pm, Richcraft Recreation Complex, 1401 Innovation Dr. http:// westcarletontoastmasters. com/
Through March 4
The Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s newest show - “Transitions.” Stop by the gallery until March 4 where you can find One of a Kind pieces for your home or business. Call (613) 580-2424 Ext. 33341 or visit our website www.kanatagallery.ca for more information. We are located in the Mlacak Centre, on2500 Campeau Dr.
Opportunity to practice and polish your French! Kanata Francophone Toastmasters is offering a 6-week Speechcraft course in French on Tuesdays. Cost : $60/p for 6 weeks. Address: SS #1, 400 Goldridge, Feb. 25 Kanata. For information and Coldest Night of the Year funregistration, contact: Kanadraiser WALK for Chrysalis Ongoing House. We are encouraging Opportunity to practice and taFrancophoneTM@gmail. participants to walk 2, 5 or 10 polish your French! Kanata com.
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ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you may get caught up in family conflicts that you don’t want to deal with right now. Yet, if you manage the situation the right way, it’ll blow over more quickly. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you could learn some very interesting things about activities that are going on around you. Pay attention to those that grab your interest the most. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you already are a sensitive person, but the activities of the week may tug at your heartstrings just a little bit more. Don’t be shy to express your feelings. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Today you may be receiving mixed messages from others, Cancer. You will have to dedicate some time to separating the fact from the fiction from what others are saying. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 This week you can have an enjoyable time attending social gatherings, Leo. You’ll enjoy relaxing in the company of some friends or family members. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 The stars are advising you get back into the swing of things, Virgo. Forget your past frame of mind and prepare for a whole new adventure that is right around the corner.
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