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Everyone is smiling – including the horse – as the Peeters family says hello before taking a wagon ride around Clarence Maheral Park during the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club’s annual Winter Carnival on Feb. 11. The event celebrated the Kanata Lions’ 40th anniversary as well as the national club’s 100th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries. From left are Grace Peeters, 4, dad Josh, and one-year-old Charlotte.


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Kanata toddler suffers severe burns after crib catches fire

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A 19-month-old child was taken to hospital in critical condition after suffering severe burns when his crib caught fire in the early morning hours of Feb. 8. Firefighters and paramedics were called to a fire at 84 Gowrie Dr. in Glen Cairn around 2:12 a.m. Wednesday morning. When firefighters arrived they found “a small child (who) sustained serious burns to hands and face,” said the fire service in a news release. Crews began first aid and sheltered the toddler in a fire truck. Paramedics then stabilized the child using specialized burn dressings and advanced life support, said Marc-Antoine



















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Inventor says his product could have spared toddler ADAM KVETON Metro Ottawa

Reports are coming in saying that a house fire that left a Kanata toddler with severe burns may have been started by a humidifier. In response, a local inventor has begun a campaign that promises discounts on his nonelectric humidifier and donations to CHEO and the victim’s family. Jeri Rodrigs says his “Rumidifier” could have saved the young boy from harm. “These kinds of accidents happen every year,” he said. “I invented this product three years back just to prevent

these kind of problems. … The moment I heard this news, I thought, ‘Oh my God. … Is it my fault that I’m not able to brand this product to more families so that they can prevent this accident?’” In an effort to more widely distribute his device, which he considers potentially life-saving, Rodgrigs has dropped the price of his product by 25 per cent. He’s also offering free replacement filters to those who already own it and donating $1 from each sale to CHEO, and $2 to the family. “Our goal is to at least donate $500 to CHEO and $1,000 to the family,” a Rumidifier press release says. “If the drive

doesn’t result in this minimum amount, the company will be topping up the amount.” Response to the campaign has been mixed, with some praising the entrepreneur, and others viewing it as foul marketing. Some remarks on Facebook have been so full of profanity that they’ve had to be removed, said Rodrigs. “Reactions saying that the company is profiting from this tragedy are absolutely baseless, because after discounting this 25 per cent retail and meeting all our sales overhead and committing money to CHEO and the family, we are selling this at par, and the filters we are giving away at a loss,” he said.

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Local inventor Jeri Rodrigs has begun a campaign to get his non-electric humidifier into more homes after a toddler was severely burned last week. Reports suggest the fire may have been started by a humidifier.

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Pyjama Patrol to offer sleepwear year-round Benefit concert to raise funds takes place Feb. 23 at Crazy Horse in Kanata BY JESSICA CUNHA

The Kanata-based Pyjama Patrol will now offer PJs to youth year-round after a successful holiday fundraising season saw more than 1,000 jammies distributed to those in need.

The Jammin’ for Jammies benefit concert will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Crazy Horse restaurant to raise funds and help the organization stock up on sleepwear. More than 1,200 pairs of pyjamas were donated over the holidays, along with

hundreds of bedtime stories, more than 800 warm blankets and 2,000 toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, said Jen Muckler, founder of Pyjama Patrol in a news release. The organization was able to help more than 500 families through the Kanata Food Cupboard and provide

all women and their children staying at Chrysalis House — a 25-bed shelter for those leaving violent home situations — with new sleeping gear, as well as a $1,500 donation to purchase new jammies throughout the year. “We are so thankful to the community for embracing this program once again during the holidays and showing us all how much support there is for children in need

in our community,” said Muckler, who lives in Bridlewood. “Because of the tremendous community support, the Pyjama Patrol will now be collecting and distributing new pyjamas yearround.” Pyjama Patrol is also looking to help more women’s shelters this year by providing jammies not just to youth in need but moms and women as well, she said. The inaugural benefit concert is to be the first of

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Kanata’s own Jesika Luczaj (centre) is crowned Miss Teenage Ottawa at a provincial pageant last month. The 13-year-old will head to the Miss Teenage Canada pageant this August.

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“They thought I could apply if I wanted to,” said the Grade 8 student at All Saints High School. Luczaj filled out the forms, sent in the photos required and was selected for an interview. From there, she got the green light and was accepted to the two-day provincial pageant, held Jan. 21-22, which awards local titles. That first day “we had practice for 10 hours,” she said. “We were learning how to dance, we had to walk in heels. We were just learning a lot of things.” Following practice was the swimsuit competition and individual interviews with the judges. Luczaj was asked her schooling, her favourite subject and what platform she would champion if crowed. She talked about the humane

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been blessed with this. It’s an awesome experience.” Crowned Miss Teenage Ottawa 2017, Luczaj will take part in the national Miss Teenage Canada pageant, to be held Aug. 6 to 13. “I would definitely recommend it to other people,” she said about participating in the pageant. “It lets you help out your community. Before I didn’t know anything about pageants and now I've realized it’s not just about how you're walking or how you're dancing. It’s really about what you get to do and how you help out.” Luczaj takes over from 2016’s Miss Teenage Ottawa, who was also crowned Miss Teenage Canada, Samantha Pierre. People are invited to follow Luczaj throughout the year on her Facebook page,


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housands of former Syrian refugees are about to celebrate their first year living in Canada as Canadians. In response to what some have called the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world since the Second World War, Canada opened its doors to more than 40,000 Syrian refugees in 2015 and 2016, many of them privately sponsored. For skeptics, it’s relatively easy to buy into U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on refugees. In January, the president signed an executive order to ban all migration into the U.S. by nationals from seven countries, most of which are Muslim. Syria is one of the seven on a list which includes Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Despite the courts in the U.S. overturning the ban within days of its implementation, Trump has taken to his favourite medium – Twitter – to now denounce the courts and “so-called judge,” as he disgustingly referred to the federal judge who blocked the immigration ban. After an appeal court in Seattle upheld the decision, Trump started shouting louder than ever on social media – by using all caps – to say that allowing refugees in from countries like Syria constitutes a major national security concern: “SEE YOU IN COURT. THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” As with most things that come out of President Trump’s mouth, and his Twitter feed, it’s hogwash.

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Democracy, community under threat


f you are reading this, then you should be interested in the recentlyreleased report commissioned by the federal government dealing with ways to address the current upheaval in Canada’s media. The report, authored by respected Canadian journalist Edward Greenspon on behalf of the public policy forum think-tank, contains 12 recommendations meant to strengthen the Canadian journalism landscape and ensure that it can continue to provide the scope and depth of reporting that Canadians have come to expect from their media. This report is particularly relevant with regard to Canada’s print media, which is faced with shrinking ad and subscription revenues and job cuts. The report sees this as a threat to our democracy. After all, if we lack the information to know what is going on, there will be no informed electorate and our democracy will not function as it should, particularly with the advent of fake news or so-called alternative facts. Another scenario that is equally worrying, though, is the role of the media — and, more particularly, community newspapers — in the creation and promo-

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Tennis comeback may get traction from Davis Cup


ost of the headlines that came out of the weekend of Davis Cup tennis in Ottawa dealt with the disqualification of a young Canadian player, Denis Shapovalov. Seventeen years old, losing badly and in a rage over his own poor performance, Shapovalov whacked a ball after losing a point and accidentally struck the umpire in the eye. Clearly remorseful, he was nonetheless disqualified and, with the disqualification, Canada was eliminated from Davis Cup competition by Great Britain. This was sad, but it did provide a teachable moment for parents all across the nation. See what happens when you lose your temper? Having a teachable moment is always useful, but it’s too bad that this particular incident obscured some of the more positive aspects of the tennis


like the game was taking off, shaking off its country club image and becoming a game everybody wanted to play. Then the momentum faded. No one knows exactly why. The agFunny Town ing baby boomers may be a factor: middle-aged knees objected to the stress of moving around on the court; middle-aged athletes decided that golf weekend. would be better. For one thing, the crowds were And, indeed, golf enjoyed a good — despite the high cost of tickets, the competition of Winterlude boom, partly for the reasons mentioned above, partly because of the and the run-up to the Super Bowl. popularity of Tiger Woods and other Also, the tennis was excellent, and prominent pro golfers. The number that could help stimulate interest in of golfers mushroomed, as did the tennis in the capital area. Tennis is one of the great participa- number of golf courses. Then that stopped. Were the tion sports, challenging and physically demanding, yet one that can be boomers getting too old even for golf ? Nobody knows. If we learn played well into old age. Yet it has anything at all from this, it is that you had ups and downs. The 1970s and ’80s saw a boom in tennis. Participa- can’t predict how human beings are tion increased dramatically, the num- going to behave. The buzz now is that ber of courts increased, and it looked tennis is on its way back. Who knows

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the crowd was its diversity, particularly in age. The number of kids gave you hope that another surge might be on the way. With luck, hard work and good guidance, young Dennis Shapovalov could be the one who leads the way.

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Gun control keeps us safer To the editor,

In light of those horrific shootings in Quebec City that left six dead and numerous others injured, many Canadians will reignite the debate on the efficacy of our gun laws. And rightfully so! Canada’s approach to gun control is similar to most western nations. Guns are an efficient way to kill: almost half (46 per cent) of victims shot with guns will die. The proportion of completed suicides is highest with a firearm (92 per cent). Guns are easy to use and rather impersonal. Medical experts say it takes a less well-informed motive to shoot someone than to beat someone to death. Firearms are inherently dangerous consumer products. Between 1970 and 2000, guns killed more than 40,000 people in this country — more than the 39,000 Canadian soldiers who died in World War 11. Criminology Professor Neil Boyd of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver has concluded there is more evidence to support the efficacy of gun control legislation in reducing death and injury than there is for most other legislative interventions. Rosemary Gartner, a University of Toronto criminologist, has stated that firearms laws not only have practical utility, they also reinforce social values. Gun related deaths and injuries are linked to a complex set of factors, including the culture of violence. Stricter gun control, predicated on a commitment to public health and safety as well as the detection and deterrence of criminal activity, is a critical part of the solution. Education to reduce the primary demand is also fundamental. Without question, the federal government’s gun control legislation will not end the all violent encounters. However, if the government can make it harder for people to kill and injure not only each other but themselves, it is certainly acting in the public interest. Canada has progressive gun control legislation. Canada needs this legislation. Let’s keep it that way! Anything less will thwart and undermine the efforts of those working in the criminal justice, public safety and mental-health fields. Emile Therien Ottawa

South has challenges too To the editor,

I recently read your article concerning Kanata North residents being extremely upset over the replacement of routes 60 and 93 with routes 63 and 64. As a long-standing Kanata resident, our bus service to Kanata South (Bridlewood) was destroyed when the regular No. 164 was replaced by the No. 168 bus route. This 168 route has 30-minute service and can be anywhere from five to 20 minutes late on any given day during good weather. Residents in Bridlewood also rely on this bus to get to work like the Kanata North residents. The original 164 used to start at Terry Fox Station, go down Campeau to Eagleson Road and on to Hazeldean Mall and the Bridlewood area. Now it leaves Terry Fox and travels all through Kanata Lakes area before ever getting to Eagleson Road from Teron Road.

On the weekends, it also travels through Glen Cairn with a 45 minute ride from Terry Fox Station to my stop near Stonehaven and Grassy Plains. I do not think that residents would mind some bus fare increases if our service was adequate, but it is not. The schedules are so tight that most times, the 168 pulls into Hazeldean Mall or the Eagleson park-and-ride for transit users to watch the connecting bus arrive and leave before they are able to reach it. On late Saturday evenings, the 118 is scheduled to arrive at Hazeldean Mall two minutes after our local 168 has left, leaving residents to wait for almost 30 minutes at 11 or 12 o’clock at night at a closed, deserted mall area. So, I feel that reporting the poor bus service of Kanata South is also important. Bonny Campbell Kanata


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Allan Hubley Positive Change for Kanata South

City Councillor Kanata South Week in Review It was a snowy start to the week as many winter activities continue around the City. This Monday is Family day and I hope you get to relax and enjoy some time with loved ones. There are many activities and schedule changes on Monday February 20th including: • There will be no garbage, green bin and recycling pick up that day, service will be delayed by one day for the week of the 20th. • Client Service Centres will be closed, however the 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention. • OC Transpo will operate on a revised schedule. for details. For a full list of activities, closures and schedule changes, please visit my website under the ‘City Announcements’ tab.

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 and 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

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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 for times of closures.

Upcoming Events 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 Tues. March 7th: Please join me for my International Women’s Day celebration. 6-8pm at Don Cherry’s in Kanata. Details to follow.

Working for Kanata South: It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, February 16, 2017 9

Karen McCrimmon Serving Constituents of Kanata-Carleton

Member of Parliament Kanata-Carleton Free Tax Clinic

Our office will be hosting free tax clinics in conjunction with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program offered by the Canada Revenue Agency. The clinics will be held Tuesdays, beginning February 21 – April 25, 2017. Eligible participants must have modest income levels and simple tax situations. Appointments are required, and confirmation of registration will be provided by the Constituency Office. The sessions will be held in both Kanata and Fitzroy Harbour. Visit for more details and how to register.

Lanark Cattlemen’s Dinner and Dairy Farmers’ Reception

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to meet with and network with various rural and agricultural and agri-food stakeholders from within our riding and across Canada. I’d like to thank the Lanark County Cattlemen’s Association for inviting me to their annual Dinner and Dance, and informing me on the local issues that are of importance to the farmers of our riding. I also had the opportunity to talk with the farmers at the Dairy Farmers’ Reception who met in Ottawa to speak with lawmakers about their industry. It was a great chance to discuss the issues and concerns of those within these food production circles.

Winterlude Community Pancake Breakfast

To open Winterlude, I took part in serving festivalgoers pancakes and hot chocolate during Winterlude’s 13th annual pancake breakfast. Following the pancake breakfast, I sat down with Mayor Jim Watson and other community leaders for brunch, where we were able to discuss and share ideas on a broad array of issues concerning the welfare of the City of Ottawa.

Electoral Reform Discussion

I would like to thank the over fifty constituents who attended the special session to discuss electoral reform at the Constituency Office. It is always important to receive feedback, concerns and ideas from constituents and I am very grateful to hear from so many different voices. I will continue to work hard to improve our country’s democracy.

VIA Rail / Canada 150 Unveiling

I had the honour of attending my first event as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, with the Minister, David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, and VIA Rail CEO Yves Desjardins-Siciliano at the Via Rail Station in downtown Ottawa. VIA Rail unveiled details of its participation in Canada’s 150 celebrations, as well as the new VIA Rail liveries for their locomotives and cars celebrating Canada 150.

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City working on transit issues To the editor,

Thank you for the opportunity to address some of the concerns raised with regards to the OC Transpo service to our community. Recently (Jan. 25) a letter was submitted stating that I could not

help that person with their parking tickets. As an elected official, I am prohibited from getting involved with police or bylaw services on matters involving individual tickets for obvious reasons. As a city we want our enforcement officials to be able to perform their duties without in-

CITY OF OTTAWA NOTICE OF PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS Notice is hereby provided that zoning by-law amendments are being considered by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa. LANDS SUBJECT TO THE PROPOSAL These City-initiated zoning amendments will affect lands throughout the City Of Ottawa PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS Zoning amendments affecting the urban area: To add a provision to the zoning affecting 135 Barrette Street to consider the lands as one lot for zoning purposes; To add a provision to the zoning affecting parts of 335 St. Laurent Boulevard and 1191 Montreal Road to reinstitute the minimum rear yard setbacks of the underlying zones; To permit a medical facility limited to a dental practice at 152 Gloucester Street; To clarify the front yard setback for an office located at 950 Terry Fox Drive as being set back a minimum of six metres from Abbott Street; To add linked-detached dwelling as a permitted use within the residential third density subzone I (R3I) zone; To remove the size restriction on commercial uses within a rapid transit station; To permit a restaurant and specify the location and size of an outdoor commercial patio and parking for the property located at 274 Somerset Street East; To split Exception 2215 into two exceptions as this exception has been applied to two properties with different provisions; To revise Exception 2195 to clarify that permitted uses lawfully existing as of the date of passing of the by-law means uses lawfully existing as of February 25, 2015; To reinstate the applicable schedule for the property at 460 St. Laurent; To eliminate the parking requirement for uses wholly contained within the basement of buildings on lots located along certain designated main streets. Zoning amendments affecting the rural area: To rezone the rear portion of 2217 Trim Road from RI4 to AG; To remove the holding symbol from certain small lots along the Carp Road corridor where this requirement is not deemed necessary. Zoning amendments affecting both the rural and urban areas: To modify the number of children permitted within a home based day care to reflect new provincial legislation; To permit motor vehicle and bicycle training courses within parking lots accessory to non-residential uses; To further clarify that a lot may only contain one of either a secondary dwelling unit, garden suite, coach house, or rooming units; To permit escape rooms and karaoke lounges within zones that also permit a place of assembly; To permit an agricultural use, excluding the keeping of livestock, on any sized lot within the Agricultural (AG) and Rural Countryside (RU) zones; To establish a minimum three metre frontage requirement within AG and RU zones. Additional items to correct anomalies (errors) in the Zoning By-law may be added on a priority basis. RELATED PLANNING APPLICATIONS N/A FURTHER INFORMATION For more information about this matter, including information about preserving your appeal rights, please go to or contact the undersigned. To provide your comments please contact: Mitchell LeSage By-law Writer and Interpretation Officer Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13902 Fax: 613-580-2459 Email: SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS The City of Ottawa would like to receive any comments concerning this proposal. Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or e-mail by March 16, 2017. Comments received will be considered in the evaluation of the amendments. Dated at the City of Ottawa this 16th day of February, 2017.

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terference and with the full support of council. We have had issues with overcrowding at the Eagleson park-andride for more than a decade. When I first was elected in 2010 I did not support waiting until 2017 to open a Kanata North park-and-ride but instead supported Coun. Qadri’s efforts to have a park-and-ride created at Canadian Tire Centre. We had the ramp built onto the Queensway to improve bus service from the lot, and over a 100 users quickly took advantage of the offering. Unfortunately the decision to commit over $10 million to the Kanata North park-and-ride meant not adding routes to Canadian Tire Centre to better serve all the residents of the west end. It is disappointing that the promise of relief to Eagleson with the new location has not been witnessed yet, but steps will be taken to encourage more Kanata North users to switch to the Innovation park-and-ride more quickly. The significant relief for bus users will not be available until LRT is running next year. For the past decade, OC Transpo has consistently told riders that the number of buses in the downtown core has reached capacity. With LRT, we can look at adding more buses in Kanata to alleviate pressures, and riders will be able to reach the city core from Kanata by transferring from bus to LRT at Tunney’s Pasture. Phase 1 LRT will bring partial relief, and Phase 2 will bring even more. My message is we know there are issues with the transit system. I read each complaint that comes in and I meet regularly with the senior managers and transit chair to address issues raised. We have all been working to address them within the capacity realities of our city. City transportation staff, OC Transpo and most importantly riders have been working together to find solutions. Along with my fellow councillors, I will be bringing a business case forward on adding more buses to serve Kanata and Stittsville once LRT permits more service. I encourage all residents who use or want to use the bus system to let us know your concerns and suggestions. There will also be a public meeting later this year with OC Transpo at the KRC to provide more info on the changes coming with LRT where you will have a better view of the future. Coun. Allan Hubley Kanata South

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But at their first meeting, Peters was angry and she didn’t know if she wanted to continue with health coaching, though she eventually changed her mind. “Anger can be the flipside of fear,� Peters explains, prompting Elliott to say, “It was just the place you were at.� Peters called Elliott back seeking information about clinical trials so she could broach the topic with her doctor. “Clinical trials are a complicated process,� says Elliott, who has years of health-care experience as a pediatric nurse, nurse practitioner, counsellor, psychotherapist and now as a health coach. “So we went through that whole process on how to apply.� Turning to Peters, she says, encouragingly, “You really ran with that. You were proactive about it.� Peters is signed up for a


trial, but treatment can only begin if at least one of the tumours in her body grows. The tumours in her brain don’t count. At the moment, her cancer is not growing, though it has already spread from her lungs to her bones, one buttock and a rib, as well as to her brain. She is eager to begin the trial, though her participation will mean her cancer is advancing. “This type of cancer is aggressive. It is going to grow sooner or later,� Peters says. “(The trial) gives me the possibility of prolonging my life and that’s hope, but I just don’t like that word.� “You’re not the first person to say that,� says Elliott. “Hope is hard to hold on to.� “It just sounds a little bit hopeless,� Peters says, “like you are helpless in the face of something and you can only hope for some luck.� Cancer coaching has made a world of difference, helping her make informed choices based on input from experts, such as Elliott. Through her cancer coach, Peters was able to connect to the clinical trial best suited for her. “You need a person for that with some knowledge. It’s hard to figure it out yourself,

or impossible,� Peters says before acknowledging the difficult job Elliott has in helping people face life and death. “And to do it properly, it’s not just what they say, it’s what they don’t say,� she says. “They don’t say anything that’s going to scare you to death. That’s really important to you in the early stages.� Her initial treatments consisted of 12 courses of chemotherapy over the period of a year. Following the first round, her cancer was “quiet.� Peters was also doing what she could to shore up her defences during treatment by eating organic food and raw fruits and vegetables, drinking lots of water, sleeping right and exercising daily. “I was basically doing everything that I thought might help,� she says. “It’s the first time somebody’s told you, ‘You’re going to die soon.’ You can lift a car when you’re in that state.� “You were working to be healthy,� Elliott adds. After several months, Peters’ cancer was no longer quiet, and she received fullbrain radiation last year to prevent tumours in the brain from forming. See DAY-TO-DAY, page 15

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But when a small tumour was discovered, she underwent a specialized CyberKnife procedure, in which beams of high-dose radiation directly target a tumour, at the Ottawa Hospital’s General campus. That was followed by five more treatments after more tumours appeared. The radiation procedure, while painless, has impacted her thought processes and motor function, one of the more frustrating and debilitating aspects of her condition. Peters will likely have to receive another CyberKnife procedure and possibly more radiation. Though she says her body feels fine, mentally she feels slower because of the radiation treatments. Her eyesight has also been impacted by a tumour. “Besides that I wouldn’t even know I have cancer,” Peters says.

much time she may or may not have left, she instead focuses on what can be done. While undergoing treatment, she joined a women’s choir, but quickly decided she was hopeless at singing. “I forgot about the singing,”

been 40 years. “I thought, no time like the present,” she recalls. Peters distinctly remembers her two forays into dancing, once at a social event where her father asked her to dance and also at a wedding where she was required

“My life is just like everybody else’s. I’m trying to get things done and there are things in my way, and I’m not thinking about what’s going to happen down the road to me.”

Peters experienced “that relief you feel when you confront something that you’ve avoided for a long time.” Life is now about being in the moment and squeezing in fun in between tackling life’s usual chores, such as laundry and grocery shopping, heading to medical appointments and comparing notes with her cancer coach. “My life is just like everybody else’s. I’m trying to get things

done and there are things in my way, and I’m not thinking about what’s going to happen down the road to me,” she says. “I’m thinking about this thing that’s not working out and I’m trying to deal with it.” After Hock guides Peters through several more steps on the dance floor, the veteran instructor beams at the sight of a tentative smile on Peters’ face. “I totally understand that



Elliott says, and they both laugh at the memory. “Often in coaching we talk about what brings you joy. We talk about quality of life and well-being, and singing and dancing were two things you talked about.” “Because I was really bad at both,” Peters quips, but only half in jest. ‘NO TIME LIKE She took to heart a suggestion THE PRESENT’ that she do something fun and Rather than dwell on how considered dance, though it had


feeling when you try something new,” Hock says. “I think it’s so brave too. To learn anything is tricky,” she says, before offering to serve as Peters’ wingperson when her student decides to test out her new moves at a dance. “The goal was to be able to go to a social event,” Hock says, to which Peters quips, prompting laughter, “And not leave when the dancing started.”

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Former Kanata teacher to face disciplinary committee Innappropriate electronic communication with two students among allegations BY JESSICA CUNHA

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Teachers on June 7. When reached by phone on Feb. 8, Erland said he couldn’t comment about the allegations and instead said he would refer the questions to his lawyer. His lawyer, whose name Erland wouldn’t provide, did not respond before press time. The Catholic school board said Erland is “no longer teaching at All Saints,” but cited privacy when asked if the teacher had been terminated or suspended pending the hearing. “We cannot provide any additional information for privacy reasons,” Mardi de Kemp, spokesperson for the board, said in an emailed response. Erland is accused of engaging in inappropriate use of social media and electronic communication with two students, according to the notice of hearing. Around December, 2014 it is alleged he sent the following electronic communication to one of the students: • “Please Jesus let this be nothing personal cuz my heart would be broken forever!” • “I need to tell you something really important — can I trust you? Like not tell a soul? See me in my classroom tomorrow period one? Can you do that for a few minutes? Alone” • “This is what I wanted to ask u:

I’ve had the biggest crush on your best friend but I can’t say anything And I don’t think it matters anyway?” Erland faces six counts of professional misconduct, including failing to maintain the standards of the profession; abusing students psychologically or emotionally; teaching while under the influence of any substance or while adversely affected by dysfunction; failing to comply with the Education Act; committing acts that “would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional”; and engaging in conduct unbecoming a member. Potential disciplinary penalties include revoking his teaching certificate, imposing conditions, reprimanding or counselling the teacher and fining him up to $5,000. The Catholic school board investigates whenever a complaint is received, said de Kemp. When necessary, information is shared with the Ontario College of Teachers and community partners such as Ottawa police, she said. “We cannot comment further on a personnel matter except to say, in all of these types of cases, the board takes the complaints seriously and investigates the allegations to ensure the safety of all students,” said de Kemp.

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The deadline to nominate your favourite businesses for the West Ottawa Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards is fast approaching. To date, more than 60 businesses from Kanata, West Carleton, Goulbourn and Nepean have been nominated, said Sueling Ching, executive director of the board of trade. Nominations are open until Friday, Feb. 17. “People in the community are the ones who know what the best businesses are,” she said. “I often say: ‘What gets recognized gets repeated.’ It honours the businesses, it shows our appreciation and support.” Last year saw 86 businesses nominated for the eight Business Excellence Awards and two People’s Choice Awards for restaurant of the year. “We really want people to be engaged at a high level because we want the best of the best in the community to be nominated,” said Ching. “We encourage


Mark Saunders of Saunders Farm speaks to attendees of the West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards after receiving the Business Leader of the Year Award last year. Nominations for the 2017 awards are open until Feb. 17. people to really get involved.” The awards recognize businesses, individuals and community groups that display outstanding support, service and commitment to quality in their community. “Business is a driver in our community’s economy and growth,” said Ching. “The variety of businesses that we have is a testament to the quality of life that we have.” The 10 awards that will be presented are: • Business Leader award • Young Entrepreneur award • Small Business award • Medium Business award

• Large Business award • Customer Service award • New Business award • Community Development award (for nonprofit and community groups) • People’s Choice Restaurant of the Year (full serve) award • People’s Choice Restaurant of the Year (quick serve) award A committee will select the winners from those nominated for an excellence award, while the two People’s Choice awards will be put to popular vote. Voting takes place online from Feb. 18 to March 2. “(We’re) celebrating excellence, celebrating community,” said Ch-

ing. “We consider it an honour and a responsibility to recognize excellence among the community leaders.” Ching, who was hired in July 2016, said she’s looking forward to attending her first awards gala with the board of trade. The awards gala will take place on March 30 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata. This year’s theme for the evening is a Night with the Stars. The event has been a sold-out affair in the past, with more than 300 people attending each year. To make a nomination or for more information, visit www.

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City Councillor, Kanata North TOWN HALL MEETING - February 13 Town Hall Meeting included information from Forestry about the massive removal of ash trees which is severely impacting parks. I also heard from many residents over their concern over Brigil’s request to increase density and reduce parking at their property on Battersea and Kanata Ave. I’m meeting staff in support of the residents views. Busing issues remained a concern with some improvements being made and more to come. KNL’s plans, new developments and introduction of our new community policing officer, Kevin Williams were among other items. The next Town Hall Meeting on March 20th will include discussion on the 2016 Mosquito Program and planned operations for 2017. Watch for more details in this column and on my website and stay informed by signing up for my monthly e-newsletter. REPORT ON OTTAWA CITY COUNCIL – At last Council we approved in principle the new location of the Central Library. The library is to be built at 557 Wellington Street just west of Albert Street and Bronson Avenue. This site was selected following an extensive process of project study, analysis of 12 sites. Unlike other central library projects the public was consulted. Public consultation on the design and layout of the building and grounds is key to a good facility and at my request library staff are preparing a report on how the participation process will proceed. The functional design of the proposed Baseline Road Bus Rapid Transit Corridor was approved, which will provide an additional east-west connection. Construction is some years off. 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. To volunteer for this event (you need to be able to skate) please contact my office. KANATA NORTH’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST – March 9th 7 am, Mlacak Centre is open to all women in Kanata North, along with invited guests. Numbers are limited so please RSVP to as soon as possible as space is limited. I am honored this year to have Cheryl Jensen CEO, President of Algonquin College as our guest speaker. This free breakfast is a great way to recognize the achievements women have made in our community. PRESENTATIONS: I was honoured to participate as a panelist along with my colleague Diane Deans at an Equal Voice’s event to encourage more women to become involved in municipal politics, either as a candidate or volunteer. Later in the week together with Jenna Sudds from the Kanata North Business Association and Barrie Kirk from CAVCOE, I presented information about my motion on Autonomous Vehicles to Ottawa Members of the Ontario Liberal Caucus. I also enjoyed speaking to grade 5 & 6 students at St. Isidore’s. PHONEY SALES PITCHES FOR WATER FILTRATION EQUIPMENT – if someone goes to your door claiming to be a city employee ensure you see ID and, if it is not an emergency and no appointment, do not let them into your home and if they try to force you buy something, notify Ottawa Police at 613-230-6211. UPCOMING EVENTS FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE– Feb 20, 1-3 pm, Mlacak Centre and Family activities in the hall courtesy of the Kanata Muslim Association. February 25th, RCMP Musical Ride Open House, 1 Sandridge Road, 10:00 am to 3:00pm. March 8th, CFUW’s International Women’s Day Celebration, Centerpointe Studio, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm’. Tickets $25 at March 9th, Councillor Wilkinson’s Free International Women’s Day Breakfast, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, 7-8:30 am. RSVP to

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Brain-mapping research gets funding boost BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER

The brain is like a complex computer. It, like computers, relays information in micro-fractions of a second. For decades, neuroscientists have been puzzled about how, exactly, this particular type of computer was programmed. Until now. University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute

professors André Longtin and Leonard Maler have uncovered something to help the rest of us understand how we think, move and remember. To make it happen, 20 years ago the two scientists combined their respected fields — Longtin is a physicist, Maler is a neurobiologist — to figure out how to decode the human brain. “The principals were basically: What is it inside our brain and what does focus mean, what does it look like inside the

brain when we focus,” Longtin said. “And we found the neural code that covers that.” They started out small, using electric fish, which have brains similar to ours, to trace how signals move during the entire sensory process. “We always had a vision, but I’m not sure we knew we were in for it for the long haul,” Longtin said.

It might have taken some time, but the coding is starting to make sense. On Feb. 7, the two were awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering for their research. The award, sponsored by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, See RESEARCH, page 19

PUBLIC MEETINGS All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1. Tuesday, February 21 Environment and Climate Protection Committee 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room Accessibility Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee 6:30 p.m., Colonel By Room Wednesday, February 22 City Council Meeting 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

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The University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute professors André Longtin, left, and Leonard Maler have uncovered something to help the rest of us understand how we think, move and remember. The two were awarded the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering for their research.

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recognizes outstanding teams that engage in research based on their combined knowledge and skills to produce a record of excellent research achievement in the natural sciences and engineering. The prize comes with a research grant of $250,000. This funding, Longtin said, will allow them to link their current research with how the brain focuses on attention and memory — basically, how our senses tap into memories to gain information in order to help with attention and decision-making. The long-term goals for this research will include the two working at determining how to help those who have suffered from strokes, people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or develop Alzheimer’s disease. “If you can understand the attention and memory — then you can have a better under-

standing how it can mess up,” Longtin said. “And learn how to potentially repair it.” Longtin likened their work to learning about a vehicle’s engine. If something breaks, a mechanic needs to know and understand everything under the hood of the car to be able to fix it. This work, Longtin said, could result in the ability to create implants to help with memory loss, or to have the tools and the knowledge to help repair a tumour or damage caused by trauma. Longtin credits the university and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada for making it possible for the research to continue. The University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, where the two conduct their research, has Ottawa’s largest collection of basic researchers and clinician scientists focused on brain- and mindrelated health.

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Get out of dodge Beavertails player Erin Condirston (left), exchanges fire with a player on Team Em and the Hooligans during a dodgeball tournament hosted by Dodgeball Canada in Nepean on Feb. 12. The tournament served as a tryout for the national team. The Beavertails took first place in the women’s division while Team Fury took the top spot and Team Inferno second place in the men’s division. All three teams will head to the national competition in Halifax.

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City moves ahead with Lebreton site for central library BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney was the sole dissenting voice on council during a vote to finalize the site for the central library. Council opted to move ahead with the site at 557 Wellington St. after three years of studies and public consultation on Feb. 8. Despite the near-unanimous vote, several councillors questioned the selection process and took issue with the site’s accessibility to Centretown residents, who walk to the existing location. In an effort to work out a solution, the library board passed a resolution to find a way to serve Centretown residents with services in the ward — though what services will be available hasn’t been discussed. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum left the room during the vote, and took some heat for the move from Cumber-

land Coun. Stephen Blais. “What a chicken move,” Blais tweeted following the council meeting. “Lot of righteous indignation but not principled enough to vote against it but he’ll show up for groundbreaking photo.” In an article on his website, Nussbaum says he believes “the process was flawed, and the evaluation and scoring weighted towards a site that supported diffusion, that belief will not prevent from supporting this project moving forward.” Despite this, Nussbaum said his problems with the selection process are what caused him to abstain from the vote. His wasn’t the only voice around the council table that question the site selection. Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans called the process “wonky” and said she was disappointed. Deans said she would have liked to see the site selection go to a city committee where councillors could hear input from

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“Librarians can leave the buildings and do outreach,” she said. “Libraries are fluid.” Deans also took on the survey completed by Nanos that showed residents were in support of the site. According to the report to council, the survey looked at responses from 1,000 residents. The majority of respondents — 88 per cent — were in favour of the partnership, but the question indicated the partnership represents a savings of $12.8 million. The question about the preferred site suggested that it saved $33 and $8 million over the other site options presented. Deans said the questions seemed to be leading. Nik Nanos, the head of the research company that performed the survey said the questions might not have been perfect, but they were fair. “If I had done research without the costs associated I would be facing questions today about why they weren’t included,” he said, adding that residents were concerned with several factors, including costs and location. Nanos said he developed the questions without input from anyone. “Anyone who knows me, knows how I roll,” he said.

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Chantal Cloutier, presdient of Friends of the Ottawa Public LIbrary Association, speaks in favour of the 557 Wellington St. site during the Jan. 31 library board meeting that approved it.

Mayor Jim Watson said the process for the library’s site selection was the most rigorous and well thought out in Canada. “It’s the first test of our council,” he said. “To see if we are going to live up to our policy on transit-oriented development.” The federal government has not approved the partnership yet. If they do, the city’s portion will be $99 million, with an opening date of sometime in 2022. LETS GET MOVING Staff will need to work out a financial plan, College Coun. Rick Chiarelli said when the which council will approve in June. The library board will hear staff’s plan for city looked at building a new library during his tenure as chair in 2006; the cost was double with parking on the site. The aim is for a minimum of 170 spots. a much larger footprint.





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Baseline rapid transit plan gets green light fect the intent of the project wide platforms. College Coun. Rick Chi— which is to provide rapid arelli said the area around transit. He said a signalized inter- the condos at Clyde Avenue City staff will come up with a solution for seniors in Cope- section at St. Helen’s Place and Baseline was the only one Courtesy of the City of Ottawa with such a drastic increase in A depiction of the transit plan for the Baseline-Heron corridor. land Park who wanted a new should be a good solution. rapid-transit system, but didn’t want to have to walk another “They said, ‘you need to do something 250 metres to access it. The 14-kilometre Baseline about the overreduction of stops.’” rapid-transit corridor would COLLEGE COUN. RICK CHIARELLI take riders from Baseline to Heron station. Council apThe plan includes 24 new walking distance. As a result, proved the project on Feb. 8. Transportation committee stations, with stops about 575 residents came to him with chair Keith Egli said the issue metres apart. There will be sig- concerns. was the walking distance, but nalized crossings, seating for the solution should not af- those waiting for buses and See STAFF, page 24 In accordance with the Planning Act and Section 5.2.3 of the Official Plan for the City of Ottawa, notice is hereby provided that Zoning By-law Amendment and Official Plan Amendment proposals have been initiated by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department of the City of Ottawa. BY JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Notice of Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments For secondary dwelling units (coach houses)


The proposed Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA) affect residential properties city wide.


The purpose of the proposed OPA is to adjust an existing policy within Section 3.1 of the Official Plan to address issues with the policy direction permitting coach houses.

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The purpose of the proposed ZBA is to provide clarification to existing performance standards which implement coach houses as a permitted residential land use in the City of Ottawa. Changes to Section 142 will provide clearer performance standards to allow coach houses.


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The land to which the proposed OPA (file No. D01-01-17-0004) applies is also subject to the proposed ZBLA (file No. D02-02-17-0009). To review additional information and materials related to the proposed amendments, please contact the undersigned planner or go to The City of Ottawa would like to receive comments regarding the proposed amendments.


Please forward comments to the undersigned planner via mail, telephone, facsimile or email by March 16, 2017. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting (meeting date, time and location to be determined) or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa before the before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted and the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board.


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“They said, ‘you need to do something about the overreduction of stops,’” he said. The new transit line could carry 10,000 riders a day. The project would cost $140 million from Baseline to Heron, with another $8 million in “transit priority measures,” say staff. Shovels could be in

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would have to be expropriated completely. The federal government owns 10 properties that will need to be acquired — including a portion of the Central Experimental Farm. The project will be built in two phases — the goal for the first, from Baseline Station to Heron Station, is for it to be operational before 2031.


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Spring sports already on the radar in Bridlewood The Bridlewood Community Association is pleased to be your voice for our community. The BCA offers a variety of programming for residents by maintaining the outdoor rinks within Bridlewood, co-ordinating a community-based spring

sports program for children of all ages, co-ordinating an annual garage sale (June 3, 2017), organizing a family March break movie night (March 14, 2017), monitoring all development, security and safety issues within our community and pro-

viding comments to the City of Ottawa, hosting an annual BBQ and much more. These initiatives are only possible with your support. Become a member and get involved. Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the










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Ottawa’s Best Kept Secret — Did you know that the BCA offers a variety of sports teams for children of all ages within our community? Join Spring Sports and let your children learn the fundamentals of the game, meet new friends and have fun! Sports that are currently offered: soccer and baseball for children in grades JK — 6 and ultimate frisbee for children in grades 7 to 9. Games are played weeknights in May and June. Registration will be open from Feb. 7 to March 5. $50 per child (All families must sign up as a BCA member first). No discounts are being offered this year as we have migrated to a new registration system called TeamSnap. To register and for further information, please go

to Calling all Bridlewood youth! Let your creative design be seen by everyone. Children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 9 are invited to participate in our “Redesign the Spring Sports T-shirt� contest. Hundreds of people of all ages wear this exclusive T-shirt. The school where the winner hails from will receive $1,000 cash to dedicate to any initiative they want. The classroom (or homeroom) of the winner will get a pizza party. And the winner will not only get a free T-shirt, but will have over 400 people wear his/her design. Contest ends at midnight on March 19. For contest details, please visit our website: www. HOCKEY DAY

Join us on any of our 9 outdoor rinks on Saturday, Feb. 18 for Hockey Day in Ottawa. BCA volunteers will be visiting each rink with hot chocolate and snacks for all skaters. We are looking for someone with a snowblower to help clear Meadowbreeze rink — the BCA may

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even be able to assist with the purchase of a new snowblower. Watch our website and Facebook page for more details. To volunteer to help with a rink near you, please contact Allen at The next BCA general meeting is Feb. 21. Agenda items include the monthly update from Coun. Hubley and committee reports. The meeting runs from 7:30 — 9:30 p.m. in the Bill Morgan Room of the Eva James Community Centre and refreshments will be served. Please contact Mark at pres@ for more information. Our annual March break movie night is March 14 at the Eva James Community Centre. This event is free for all supporting members and their families and $10 memberships can be purchased at the door. Many thanks to the Kanata Scouts who are partnering with us to run this event. Have you visited our updated website ( or our Facebook page (bridlewoodca) yet? We would love to hear your feedback.

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Science bubbles into Bridlewood School Science is a scream – when you get to make foaming ‘elephant toothpaste.’ Junior kindergarten students Noah Barker (centre) Take one part junior kindergarten student, and Henk Berghout (right) enjoy watchsome hydrogen peroxide, a little yeast and a few ing the experiment during Family Science drips of soap. Mix well and stand back. Night at Bridlewood Elementary School on The result? Laughter. Feb. 9. BY NEVIL HUNT

While youngsters at Bridlewood Community Elementary School enjoyed a Family Science Night on Feb. 9, organizers hope they were learning to love science, too. More than 100 students at the school took their parents in tow to the science night. Some made bubbling “elephant toothpaste” from the aforementioned ingredients. Some made cars from pie plates, learning about gravity in the process. The evening was made possible by a charity called Scientists in School and a provincial Parents Reaching Out grant. “It gives the students an immense sense of pride,” Carol Mothersill of Scientists in School said of the chance to bring parents into the classroom and carry out experiments. Families rotated through different classrooms during the evening, each getting a chance to try out some of 28 activities. “These families are busy for 45 minutes straight,” said Mothersill, “and then they’re busy with something else.”

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It’s the first year Scientists in School has operated in Ottawa, and Bridlewood is one of four city schools to put a PRO grant to use so far. Parent Denise Nap wrote the grant request — all of the applications must come from parents — and she hopes to apply again next month when the process begins for the school year that starts in September. For Bridlewood’s first Family Science Night, more than 100 students took part, along with more than 100 parents. Mothersill said it’s hoped parents discover they can teach science to their children. Information sheets went home with each family with ideas for home-based experiments. She said science doesn’t need to be complicated. “Food, soap — that is science,” Mothersill said. For information on hosting a science night, email

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SYLVESTER, MAGGIE (Retired Nurse – CHEO) Suddenly but very peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus with loved ones by her side on Wednesday evening, February 8th, 2017; Margaret Ellen Sylvester of Arnprior passed away following a valiant and courageous journey through cancer. She was 64. Beloved wife and best friend of Rick and devoted stepmom of Courtney. Dearly loved sister of John Conroy (Thelma) and Nancy White (Stephen Melville) and sister-in-law of Penny Lassenba (Blair). Special cousin of Marg and Jim Day and Joan and Jon Gamble. She also leaves a void in the lives of her “furry girls” Caramel and China. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews as well many wonderful people whom Maggie was honoured to call “Friends”. A quiet, unassuming woman, Maggie had a genuine and beautiful way of earning the respect and friendship of others. She will be missed. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Friday evening, February 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, February 18th from 9:30 until 10:30. A Funeral Service will be conducted in Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. A reception will follow. In memory of Maggie, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association; the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Donations


May 15, 1955 – February 5, 2017 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Doug McNab at home while moving snow on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was 61. Dear son of Donald and Betty (nee Lindsay) McNab. Beloved husband and soulmate of Julia (nee Wilkins). Cherished and proud “Dad” of Drew (Lindsay Tompson); Jacqueline and Luke. Dearly loved brother of Lindsay (Connie); Kim (Dennis Jenkins) and Jeff (Chantal). Special uncle of Evans McNab (Tanya) and great niece Milania; Kathleen (Jeff) Jonkman; Erika Jenkins (Brennan Inglis); Katherine and Anne-Marie McNab; Matthew and Amanda Whelan. Doug will be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Bud and Margaret Lindsay, Thelma Lindsay (late Harold) and Isobel Munro (late Jim) and his many cousins. Devoted son-in-law of Marion Wilkins (late Ray). Also survived by Julia’s sisters Leah and Jayne Wilkins. Family and friends were invited to Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel, 50 John St. North, Arnprior for visitation on Thursday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and again on Friday, February 10th from 9 to 10:15 am. Funeral service was conducted at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Dr. West, Arnprior on Friday at 11:00 am. Spring interment at White Lake Community Cemetery. In memory of Doug, please consider a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences /Donations



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~ Professor (Retired), Algonquin College Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus; Arnprior Council 2082, Member, 4th Degree, Canadian Martyrs Assembly ~ Passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017 with his beloved wife of 61 years, Judith (Lesarge) by his side. Ambrose Holmes of Arnprior in his 82nd year. Cherished father of Duane (Nathalie), Derek, Donna (David) and Joanne (Jeff). Loved “Papa” of Jenna, Jodi, Danielle, Shannon, Julia, Elliott, Christopher, Erynn and Charlie. Son of the late Patrick and Edna (McAndrew) Holmes of Cantley, Quebec. Predeceased by brothers, Erin, Bernard, Ed, Emmanuel, Lawrence, Arnold, Fred, Sylvanus and Dillon. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd, 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Visitations were Sunday February 12, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday February 13, 2017 at St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior at 11:00 a.m. A Reception followed at St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall, 285 Albert Street, Arnprior. Spring interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour. The Knights of Columbus held at service in honour of Ambrose Sunday evening at Boyce Funeral Home. In memoriam donations to the St. John Chrysostom Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at “In dying we are born to eternal life”



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(Former Receptionist – Carp Medical Centre) Peacefully, our beautiful Tracey passed away at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus the morning of Friday, February 10th, 2017. She was just 46. Beloved daughter of Robert Smith (late Joan) of Arnprior. Cherished wife and best friend for almost 25 years of Murray. Loving and devoted Mother to Bradley. Dearly loved sister of Wendy Smith (Marc Bedard) and the late Shelley Smith (David McCandless). Special daughter-in-law of Betty Hammel (late Wallace) and sisterin-law of Wayne Hammel (Heather); Elaine Graham (Mark) and Jean Hammel. Much loved by her nieces and nephews: Matthew Bedard, Brianne Bedard, Jenny Hammel (Shauna Vallentgoed) and their daughter Demetria, Greydon and Aaron Hammel, Sarah Burliegh (Don) and their son Kyson and Mitchell Graham. Lovingly remembered and forever missed by her best friends: Denise Hammel and Laurie Ann Crawford. Tracey faced many years of health issues with spirit and grace. In spite of the outlook or the prognosis, she always had a beautiful smile to offer those around her. Friends are invited to join Tracey’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 19th from 12 to 1:45 p.m. and where a service to remember Tracey will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 2 p.m. If you are considering a donation to honor Tracey, please give the gift of life by donating blood or make a contribution to your favorite charity. Condolences/Donations/Webcast



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August 30, 1923-February 8, 2017 RCNVR, Arnprior Legion, Past PresidentArnprior Optimist Club Passed away peacefully Wednesday February 8, 2017 at The Grove Nursing Home. Bill Moore of Arnprior, formerly of Braeside in his 94th year. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Zella Moore (nee Lindsay) and by his previous wife Doreen Moore (nee Lapierre). Survived by his step-children; Tom Carmichael (Suzanne), Tim Carmichael (Jolene) and their son Tory, and Terry Carmichael (Donna) and their children Cara and Cole. Predeceased by his sister Joan Wardle (late James). Survived by his nephews David Wardle (Maureen) of Kingston and William Bradley of Las Vegas and nieces Penni Sevensky (Dan) of Maryland and Jennifer Wardle of France. Also survived by his great-nieces Riley, Logan, Tess, Sacha and Morganne. A special thank you to his faithful caregiver Teresita. Son of the late William E. and Winnifred (Slaght) Moore. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Visitations will be held Friday February 24, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday February 25, 2017 in the Boyce Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment Arnprior Albert Street Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation would be appreciated by his family.. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at


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Davis Lorna Anne In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, February 3, 2017. Lorna A. Davis of Carleton Place, in her 88th year. Dear wife of Roy. Mother of Wanda (Stewart) Christenson of West Port, Nova Scotia, grandmother of Alana and Colin and five loved great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Meredith Denton. A memorial service and interment will be held in the Maritime’s at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place.

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Tragically, as the result of an accident in Florida on Monday January 16, 2017 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Francis, who died as a result of the same accident. Loving father to Howard Harker (Elizabeth) and Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps). Proud grandfather to Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Robert will be missed by his extended family. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday February 17, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. for a visitation only. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Description Antrim Contracting is an Ottawa/Ottawa Valley based experienced, full service Construction Company concentrating on Commercial and Residential Development as well as Utility Construction. Our development and utilities projects are traditionally sized in the medium to large scale range requiring skills, organization, appropriate construction equipment and Health & Safety adherence that our discerning customers demand. We are an ISNetworld approved contractor. We currently have an opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic and talented team of employees as a full-time Hydro Vac Operator / Driver. Qualifications • DZ license with a clean Driver’s Abstract • 2 years’ experience as a Hydrovac Truck Operator • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team and safety focused environment Additional Information To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to by 4:00pm February 28th. Antrim Contracting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Contact Information Human Resources Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. 580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Email: Website:


April 11, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Suddenly, as the result of an accident in Milton, Ontario, on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Loving wife of Murray Long. Dear mother of Bob (Dallis) Purdy and Pat Purdy. Predeceased by her daughters Anne Purdy, Sharlean Davis and Brenda Porteous. Marjorie will be missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, her brothers, sisters, and extended family. Predeceased by two grandchildren. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Cremation followed. Inurnment in the spring at St. James Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.


Suddenly at home on Monday evening, February 6th, 2017. Paul Thomas Buston, a resident of rural Arnprior passed away at the age of 57 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Donna-Marie (nee Sauvé). Dear son of the late Harry Thomas Buston and the late Mary Elizabeth White. Paul is survived by his brothers, David (Wendy Northrup) of Calgary and Bob (Lorraine) of Hamilton; his sister, Barbara Wheelock of Ottawa as well as nieces and nephews. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations


Long, Marjorie Alice (Nee Trimble)

We are accepting applications for the following positions for the 2017 golf season:

HELP WANTED Omni Health Care Forest Hill, Kanata Part Time Positions available Personal Support Workers, Life Enrichment Aides, Housekeeping Aides, Dietary Aides Call 613-599-1991 Ext. 10 or Fax 613-599-9096

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind requires post secondary student for full time grounds keeping position from mid May to the end of August, and part time September to November. Must have valid driver’s licence and be able to lift 70 pounds. Email resume to or fax to 613-692-0650. No phone calls please.

WORK WANTED 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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Do you have 10hrs/week to earn $1500/ Month? Operate a mini office from your home computer, free online training. www.

GARAGE SALE Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.






JR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER – Embedded Programming LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a talented embedded software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering and mentored by senior software designer(s), the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: • Participate in the R&D of medical products in collaboration with scientists and other engineers. • Design and develop embedded software within real-time control systems. • Write technical documentation to support verification, validation and certification of designs. • Verify and validate control system software for medical products. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • B.Sc. in Software/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, plus 1-2 years experience (Co-op experience preferred) • Proficiency in C/C++ language programming, test and verification • Practical experience with microcontrollers, analog/digital electronics, and common lab equipment • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints Preferred candidates will also have experience with, or an understanding of: • ARM CORTEX-M processors • Distributed control systems • OSI communications model, as well as TCP/ IP standards • Embedded operating systems (QNX preferred) All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.




SOFTWARE ENGINEER Embedded Programming with QNX Neutrino RTOS LOCATION – OTTAWA, ON STATUS – FULL TIME Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.


We are looking for a dynamic and talented embedded software engineer to join our development team. Reporting to Director of Engineering and mentored by senior software designer(s), the incumbent will play a key role in the development of medical products. Key responsibilities will include: • Participate in the R&D of medical products in collaboration with scientists and other engineers. • Design embedded real-time control software for a QNX Neutrino platform. • Write technical documentation to support verification, validation and certification of designs. • Verify and validate control system software for medical products.


Required: • B.Sc. in Software/Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, plus a min. 3 years of relevant experience • Software design experience, written specifically for QNX Neutrino RTOS • Proficiency in C/C++ language programming, test and verification • Practical troubleshooting experience with analog/ digital electronics and common lab equipment • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills • Flexible and comfortable while working under time constraints Preferred candidates will also have experience with, or an understanding of: • Distributed control systems • OSI communications model, as well as TCP/IP standards.

All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.



Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We design and manufacture a range of radiation treatment devices that protect and save lives. Products include external beam therapy units for cancer treatment and self-contained blood irradiators. TeamBest™ brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: We are looking for a dynamic and talented Sr. Systems Engineer to join our development team. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, key responsibilities include: • Providing overall technical leadership for a product family • Leading a cross-functional engineering team in development projects of new medical devices • Designing and architecting hardware and software systems • Developing and documenting system level requirements for new products and existing product enhancements • Troubleshooting technical issues and proposing solutions • Interface with manufacturing and service to ensure manufacturability and serviceability. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: Required: • Degree in Engineering (Systems Design preferred). • M.S plus 5 years experience; or B.S. plus 7 years experience • Experience with complex real time control systems and electro-mechanical systems • Track record in leading multi-disciplinary teams to successful completion of development projects • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills

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All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews. CLR736543_0216

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Mrs. Beam’s cureall


Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer

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, or call 613-623-6551, ext. 3901. HELP WANTED


THE MARSHES IS RECRUITING The Marshes Golf Club is seeking enthusiastic, hardworking individuals for the 2017 season. We are looking for Cooks, Dishwashers, Kitchen Help, Restaurant Servers, Supervisors, Hostesses, Beverage Cart Servers, & Part Time/Weekend Experienced Banquet Servers! Pop in for an interview from February 21 – 24, between 10am-2pm Or e-mail your resume to Shah (for kitchen) or Nancy (for F&B) 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, K2K 3L1

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5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail:

ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, February 25 @ 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Smiths Falls Civitan Hall 12468 Hwy 15, (Union St.) Smiths Falls Local estate featuring large train collection, Franklin Mint collector cars and antiques. Selling: Lionel, MTH Rail King, Weaver, Rivarossi HO scale trains, transformers, track, bridges, buildings etc. all still new in the box; boxes of railway books and magazines; Franklin Mint die cast collector cars 1/24 scale; old radios; Zenith twelve band radio; Philco radio; Gene Autry toy gun; marbles; crank phone; Montreal scales; vintage Christmas decorations; fainting couch; bow front china cabinet; grandfather clock; mantle clocks; parlor chairs; four poster bed; sheet music cabinet; secretary desk; brass telescoping floor lamp; barrister bookcase; teacart; plant stand; dressing table; crocks; oil lamps; steamer trunks; duck decoys; Flow Blue china; Bavarian china; Carleton Ware; Crown Ducal cups & saucers; Shelly, Aynsley, Royal Winton, Paragon cups & saucers; Community & Rogers silver; silver tea set; Sadler tea pot; Wade pitcher; Myott, Ironstone china; figurines; crystal; vintage brass fireplace set with andirons; vases; decanters; oil paintings; old books & magazines; old records; stereo & turntable; slot machine; English horse tack, saddles; ladies winter riding boots plus much more. Term: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit For pictures see 613-285-7494


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other and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of tea. “I don’t think I will ever get used to using onions in anything but a stew or soup pot,” Mother said. They had been talking about our neighbour Mrs. Beam, who said onions could cure everything, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing old Dr. Murphy all the way out from Renfrew. Aunt Bertha assured Mother just about everyone out at Northcote took Mrs. Beam’s advice and used onions to fight colds, cure whooping cough, fix a sore throat, and believed they could even remove warts. I pretended I wasn’t listening and kept dressing and undressing my dolls. I knew the talk would eventually get around to me and the hacking cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to “heal up,” as Aunt Bertha called it. Mother put her faith in mustard plasters and Vic’s Vapor Rub from Ritza’s Drug Store, both of which had been tried on my bony chest. But she had to admit neither had done much to rid me of my hacking cough. I knew all about the onion treatments and I hated them with a passion. My sister Audrey hated them even more, because she said anyone in Senior Fourth should not smell like a pot of boiled onions at the Northcote School, and the one time she wore them everyone kept their distance away from her. After that first day, she left the house with the onions tied around her neck, but tossed them in the ditch at the end of our lane, and by the end of the week there was a pile of onions in the snow which Audrey covered with the toe of her galoshes so no one would see them. I couldn’t remember when Mrs. Beam arrived with the little sacks made out of flour bags, with a long string on them, so that they could hang around our necks. She ordered Mother to chop up a couple onions, put them in the bag, put the bag around the neck of the one ailing, send them off to school, and before you could say “cheese” (which was a favourite expression of hers), you’d break any cold or whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20-acre field with the cutter, Mother found one of the little flour bag sacks, chopped up a good sized onion, filled the bag, and hung it around my neck. My eyes ran buckets of tears, which Mother assured me would stop as soon as I got used to the

MARY COOK Memories onions. They didn’t seem to be doing me much good, as I hacked away all afternoon, and by the time my brothers and sister got home from school, I smelled like our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn’t be because she didn’t listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn’t going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had a sponge bath. Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn’t cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelveand-half miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at

Youth Ottawa looking for young adults’ stories BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER

With the city bursting with events centred around Canada’s sesquicentennial there is one group looking for 150 of the best stories Ottawa’s youth have to offer. Youth Ottawa, formerly Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa, is an organization of young adults aimed at making sure concerns and ideas from

Ottawa’s younger population are heard and taken seriously. And so, when it came to doing something special — as many organizations in the city are doing this year — Youth Ottawa member Sherry Wang said it was natural to want to turn to the younger crowd in Ottawa and hear from them. “We wanted to celebrate Canada’s 150th and we thought it would be a perfect time to celebrate youth and highlight

what we are doing and what they like about themselves or a place they like to be in this city,” Wang said. The project, #OttYouth2017, was launched in December 2016. The goal is to share the stories of youth friendly faces, spaces and accomplishments in Ottawa in an effort to demonstrate the crucial role that youth have played in the success of this city.

ceive a prize at the end of the campaign. So far, there are 35 stories alThe idea is fairly simple. ready submitted. “It’s about any unique story Youth in the city need only to have the Internet at their finger- they want to share,” Wang said. tips and submit a story through a short application available on JOIN IN Applicants must submit a Apart from finding stories in photo and a short story that the capital from young adults, best demonstrates their in- Youth Ottawa has also armed volvement and Youth Ottawa themselves with an action plan will chose 150 stories to be that addresses a number of displayed throughout the year. concerns pertaining to this city: The top three stories that • Environment concerns captivate their audience will re• Transportation affordabil-








• Ensuring there are ample opportunities for youth to engage and talk with city councillors about issues that matter to them Youth can join the conversation by contacting the organization at The deadline for #OttYouth2017 is March 15. Youth interested in sharing a story can find the application at Those who apply have a chance to win some prizes, including Bluesfest passes.

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Decorated winner Team Signarama Nepean – including Kevin Moberg of Vernon, Barrhaven’s Chris Moberg, Jeff Moberg, who travelled from Toronto to take part, and Chris Pandya of Ottawa south – compete in the annual Accora Village Bed Race at Dow’s Lake on Feb. 11 and win top place for Best Decorated Bed. Fifty teams of four runners competed to see who would take home the honours for fastest bed, best decorated and best fundraisers. The event raised over $35,000 for projects of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. Jamie Johnson/

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

Feb. 17 and 18

Pop-up Maker Space at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 3 p.m. Come create, build, experiment, draw, play and so much more in our pop-up maker space. All ages welcome. Dropin program.

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Feb. 18

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. Kanata Dance Club is hosting a Valentine’s Dance at the John Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. from 8 p.m. to

45,000+ BOOKS for sale!

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Thursday, February 23rd: 5:00 – 9:00 pm Friday, February 24th: 1:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday, February 25th: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Most books $1-$2

"Kids Only" Sale Thurs. 1:00-4:30 pm Proceeds from the sale support programs including the Kanata Food Cupboard and Habitat for Humanity

Call 613-592-5834 for further information

12:30 a.m. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers, which includes; light snacks, pizza, coffee/tea, door prizes and DJ for your dancing and listening pleasure. A membership table will be outside the dance hall from 7:45 to 8:45. There is a $2 administration fee for a membership. For more information see www.

Feb. 25

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser WALK for Chrysalis House. We are encouraging participants to walk 2, 5 or 10 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 Feb. 20 or RegistraLadies’ Auxiliary and the Kana- tion: 4:30 p.m. at Kanata Recreta Legion raise funds to support ation Complex, Hall A. Operation Christmas Spirit. Join us anytime between 11:30 a.m. The Kanata Choral Society and 3:00 p.m. for hamburgers, presents Music - for the fun of hot dogs and lots of fun: games, it. A break from winter weather face painting, movie – Secret blues with musical humour. Life of Pets. Only $5.00/person! St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Those interested are asked to get Young Rd., 3:00 p.m. Part of the their name on the sign-up sheet proceeds will go to the Kanata on or before Feb. 18 by either Food Bank. Tickets available at dropping in at the Kanata Le- the door or by phoning 613-592gion, 70 Hines Rd. or call 613- 1991. For more information visit 591-5570 or email: rclbr638@ For details: www. Ontario Genealogical Society – Ottawa Branch. From Family Day free skate, 1-3 pm, 10:30am-12:00pm it’s GenealMlacak Centre. Join Coun. Mar- ogy: Back to Basics where you ianne Wilkinson and MP Karen will learn about Directories McCrimmon for an afternoon as a valuable source of inforof skating and enjoy cookies mation. Then from 1:00-3:00 with hot chocolate, courtesy of Brian Tackaberry will tell the Chartwell Kanata. stories of forgotten local heroes of WWI from his new book “Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Feb. 23 Mills Valour Award RecipiKanata and District Breast ents of the Great War”. Both Cancer Support Group month- events are free, all are welcome. ly meeting at 7 p.m. in Hall D City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Tallwood Dr. (room 115). For Dr., Kanata. For information more details visit http://ogsotcall Judy at 613-592-1929.

Redemption of Shares/Promissory Notes Notice to: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #638-Kanata

Shareholders and Promissory Note Holders In Accordance to Royal Canadian Legion regulations, Kanata Branch #638-70 Hines road Kanata, Ontario is recovering its shares and paying out Promissory notes. All shares and promissory notes must be redeemed by April 30th, 2017 or will no longer be valid. Original share or promissory note must be presented. For further information, please contact: George Pollock, Treasurer at 613-591-5570

Feb. 27

Friend Speed-Dating at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 7 p.m. Are you in your 20s or 30s and looking to make new friends? Join us for a casual evening of crafts and snacks and you could walk away with a new friend. Drop-in program. Want to improve your public speaking skills? Then visit West Carleton Toastmasters open house, 7 to 9pm, Richcraft Recreation Complex, 1401 Innovation Dr.

March 4

Hair Factory at the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Join us for how to learn hair basics; ponytails and simple braids. Parents, grandparents, guardians, caregivers and children ages 5 and older welcome. Materials will be provided, but please bring your own brush or comb. Registration required at, or call 613-580-2940.

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 for more information. We are located in the Mlacak Centre, on2500 Campeau Dr.

Through March 29

March Kanata Diners Clubs Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers host a nutritional lunch, entertainment, and/or educational program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in our community — a great way to socialize, learn and have some fun at the same time; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre. Register at least seven days in advance at 613-5913686 ext. 316. Transportation can be arranged upon request. Club cost: $8. March 1: Music with George Chenier March 8: Peter Sinclair Trio March 15: The Diplomats March 22: Music with Jumpin Jimmy March 29: Music with Stuart MacKinnon — Baritone


Opportunity to practice and polish your French! Kanata 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

Ottawa Senators Poster Contest Rules & Regulations No purchase necessary. Skill testing question required. One (1) entry per person. Thee Contest is open to residents of Ontario who have attained the age of 18 as at the start of the Contest Period. Draw will be held held at at 10:00 10:00 am am ET ET on on February February 22, 2017. Odds 8, 2017. Oddsof ofwinning winningdepend dependon on be the number of eligible entries received. One (1) prize is available to be won, consisting of four (4) club seats to the Ottawa Senators home game held held at Canadian Tire Tire Centre, 10001000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa on Tuesday, at Canadian Centre, Palladium Drive, Ottawa on FebruaryMarch 14, 2017 at [7:00 pm ET], Senators jerseys and Saturday, 4, 2017 at [7:00 pm four ET], (4) fourOttawa (4) Ottawa Senators jerseys a $100 CDN food voucher. Approximate retail value is $1,600 CDN. and a $100 CDN food voucher. Approximate retail value is $1,600 CDN. ContestPeriod Periodopens opensatat12:01 12:01am amET ETFebruary January 26, Contest 9th,2017 2017and andends endsatat 11:59pm pmET ETon onFebruary February17, 3, 2017. 11:59 2017.For Forinformation informationon onhow howto toenter enterand and complete contest rules visit

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Via Rail on board for Canada’s 150 celebrations Rail line to offer cross-country trips as part of country’s birthday

Falls and here in Ottawa — the National Art Galley, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Mayor Jim Watson also


“We are turning Via Rail from a sleepy train company to a marketing giant,” Via Rail CEO Yves DesjardinsSiciliano said of the company’s involvement in the country’s 150th birthday celebrations. Via Rail announced plans for pan-Canadian trip opportunities to help Canadians see more of their country. From March to October, the company is offering specially designed packages to allow travellers to discover the cities along the following routes: • Vancouver — Winnipeg — Churchill • Vancouver — Toronto — Montréal — Halifax • Halifax — Montréal — Toronto — Winnipeg — Churchill Travellers who opt to ride the rails will get a guided tour of Jasper Park, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, Niagara

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added that Ottawa’s 2017 brochure will be in seatbacks on trains in the Quebec City to Windsor corridor — one of the most travelled corridors. “It’s a great target for us,” Watson said, adding the city typically gets between 9 million and 10 million tourists per year. This year, he’s hoping to boost that by 1.75 million.

“They don’t all have to come by car,” Watson said. In addition to brochures and trips, Via Rail has pledged to partner with events across the country and will be investing $2 million in train tickets to move artists across the country to attend various festivities. In another partnership, Via will be making a TV pro-

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I’m a young professional and I am currently engaged to be married. I’ve heard of people signing prenuptial agreements. What is a pre-nup and do I need one?

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What people call a pre-nuptial agreement, or a “prenup” is actually called a marriage contract in Ontario. If a marriage meets an unfortunate demise, the marriage contract provides the parties with a high degree of certainty about how they will proceed in the event of a divorce. Marriage contracts are generally the exception as opposed to the rule; they are often seen as being pessimistic, unromantic, or calculating. However, those who have had to rely on them will generally recommend them for providing clarity and guidance in a difficult time. They are generally more common in second marriage situations; the parties having already been through marital breakdown and, generally speaking, a more mature asset base and shorter distance to retirement. These factors increase the practical appeal of a marriage contract.

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Rail news release reads. Marc Garneau, the federal minister of transport, said that the train has always linked the country. “It brought some of the provinces into Confederation and it’s still bringing people together,” Garneau said, adding it’s fitting the rail line would be part of the country’s birthday celebrations.

Each week, a lawyer from the Kanata based Allan Snelling law firm will answer a reader’s question.

In order to have a valid marriage contract, it is important the parties be operating with full financial disclosure

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duction aimed to air on CBC and the Family Channel. The series, called Train 150, will showcase Canada from aboard a train. The reality show will feature people who, over the course of a weeklong train adventure, share their personal stories, “against the backdrop of our country’s spectacular scenery,” the Via

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and an informed understanding of their legal situation. They are most commonly invalidated for a lack of full financial disclosure, or matters such as undue influence or fraud. A contract will generally be upheld when it is apparent that both parties gave and received full financial disclosure and they were fully aware and informed as to the legal consequences of the contract. Each party should have independent legal advice. This protects against a future claim that one party was not fully aware of what they were signing. Marriage contracts are particularly advisable in situations where the parties have significant disparity in their incomes or asset bases. In those situations, one party may have particular concerns about exposing their assets to the other party in the event of a divorce. A valid marriage contract drafted by a family lawyer can act as an effective insurance policy against what could be a significant financial setback.

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