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EMC News – A group of mothers is rallying around one of their own. Meggan Larson, mother of two children ages 20 months and three months, was diagnosed with gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), a rare and aggressive form of cancer, three weeks ago. Larson posted on the Moms in Kanata Facebook page hoping to find a breast pump so she could stock up before she began chemotherapy, in order to continue nursing her youngest child. The group came through for Larson, with two pumps donated, and is continuing to raise donations of goods and funds to help the Glen Cairn family. “I first contacted Meggan and asked if it was OK if we started a collections for her,” said the group moderator Lisa Casselman, who lives in Bridlewood. She posted on the wall of the group and three hours later had fielded more than 100 emails. “It was unbelievable,” she said. People have sent diapers, clothing and food for the Larson family. FUNDRAISER, see 3

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Jim Perkins, right, of the Capital City Condors hockey program for special needs children, holds the Kanata Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award which he received at the 2012 Peoples Choice Business Awards gala at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Thursday, Feb. 23. The award was presented by Maria Harrington, far left, manager of the TD Canada Trust branch in Stittsville, and Angela Houle, centre, president of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce.

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EMC News – Eight Peoples Choice Business Awards were handed out to Kanata businesses at the annual Peoples Choice Business Awards gala in Kanata

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EMC news – Alain Mercier has been replaced as the general manager of OC Transpo following a shakeup of senior city management announced on Feb. 22. Mercier will be replaced by John Manconi, former general manager of public works. “Mr. Mercier was head of OC Transpo for six years,” said Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, chairwoman of the city’s transit commission. “We thank him for his service for the City of Ottawa and to transit riders, and we want to wish him the very best for future endeavours.” City spokeswoman Jocelyne Turner wouldn’t comment on details of Mercier’s release, and would only confirm that he was no longer employed by the City of Ottawa. Subsequent reports indicated Mercier had been let go by the city in a meeting on the morning of Feb. 22 and would collect severance of $260,000

from the city. A request for comment by Manconi was also denied. “At this time the new GM of Transit Services is focusing on being briefed on his new files,” Turner wrote in an email. “The mayor and chair of the transit commission will be speaking about the changes at OC Transpo until further notice.”. Manconi was quoted in the media release as saying that he looks forward to working with council and transit employees. “Given the significant challenges of managing a large transit organization, my focus is to get straight to work on management priorities and familiarize myself with the day-to-day operations,” Manconi was quoted as saying in the release. Deans wouldn’t comment on whether Mercier’s release had anything to do with recent challenges OC Transpo has been faced with, such as a YouTube video showing

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OC Transpo recently went through major changes including the appointment of John Manconi, former general manager of public works, to take over Alain Mercier’s role. lakos under the city operations portfolio and the real estate partnerships and development office, which manages the Lansdowne Park and Arts Court redevelopments, will report to deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. Her portfolio has been renamed planning and infrastructure.

With the new appointment, Deans said she hopes to face some of transit’s challenges head on and she feels Manconi is the right person for the job. “Our goal is to make (OC Transpo) reliable, dependable and something that the public will choose more and more,” Deans said.

According to release from the city, Manconi has more than 20 years of experience in municipal government and started his career in the former City of Nepean. He has been the general manager of the city’s public works department since 2008, and has taken on his new role effective immediately.

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Boomerang Kids, a consignment shop, has donated clothing and set up an account for the Larsons. Chiquita Baby, a cloth diaper store, dropped off a huge box of diapers and clothing on Feb. 24. “We have 1,300 members in our group but it’s reached other

people,” said Casselman, who did three drop-offs of goods on Feb. 24. “There’s no room in my front hall.” The group of mothers is hoping to provide enough funds for the Larson family to be able to afford a new car. With all the travelling to and from the hospital, their current vehicle is on its last legs.

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The morning of Feb. 24, Larson completed her third round of treatments. “Her doctors are blown away from how she’s responding,” said her sister Tara Hills. “She wasn’t expected to be this far along for another nine weeks.” Larson and her husband, Rob, are both self-employed and without health insurance. Hills said the support of the community, the doctors, and the Larsons’ faith, have really helped the family pull through a difficult period in their lives.

“It’s amazing because a lot of people giving a little thing makes a big difference,” said Hills. “Their human compassion is rising up. We’re truly astounded. “Jesus has carried us through the worst of this … Our God is really real and really powerful and really loving, and we see that through our community.” Casselman said she’s hoping to collect donations of funds for a vehicle, diapers, baked goods, casseroles and gift cards for groceries and gas that she can give to the Larsons. “It blows us away and we’re just so hoping that the other people on the cancer ward are receiving even a fraction of the support … we are so blessed

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‘It’s far more than a hockey team, it’s a community’: Perkins Founded 30 years ago in Carp, it has grown to include offices in eight countries and currently employees over 75 people locally. The other award applying to the whole area is the professional services business of the year award which this year was presented to McAuley Financial Services of Kanata. Established in 2002, McAuley Financial Services is a financial planning business that provides retirement and insurance services as well as working with businesses to establish group benefits and group retirement plans. The Peoples Choice Business Awards also includes a Citizen of the Year Award with only one such award given covering the whole area served by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce, i.e. Goulbourn (including Stittsville), Kanata and West Carleton. This year’s recipient was Jim Perkins of Kanata, founder and president of the Capital City Condors, a hockey program for children with intellectual or physical disabilities. Perkins had heard about a hockey team that had been started in Cambridge for young people with challenges and disabilities, giving them a chance to play hockey. Discovering that no similar program existed in Ottawa, he rented ice time and offered a one-week summer hockey camp, attracting three kids and ten volunteers. But television coverage publicized the program and requests for participation flowed in. Thus the Capital City Condors began. By the end of year three, the program had capped registrations at 40 but had a waiting list of 70 youngsters. A hockey program for youth with intellectual and/or physical disabilities, the Capital City Condors is open to both boys and girls six years old and up who are unable to play in any other league. No skills are required, just a desire to play a team sport. Currently in its fourth season, the Capital City Condors

program has expanded to include a second team based in Rockland. There are plans to add to more teams, one in Ottawa South and one in Gatineau. Perkins, in his remarks when receiving the award, praised the many, including his wife Shana, who have pitched in to help establish the Capital City Condors program. He told how 55 youngsters in the program had been on the ice at Scotiabank Place with Ottawa Senators players just that afternoon. He said that the Capital City Condors program has made a difference not only in the lives of the youngsters involved but also in the lives of their family members, since they can now all attend the program as a family. “It’s far more than a hockey team,” Perkins said about the Capital City Condors. “It’s a community.” This Citizen of the Year award is the only award in this Peoples Choice Business Awards program whose recipient is determined by a selection committee rather than the number of votes received in online voting. Speaking of the online voting which takes place in this Peoples Choice Business Awards program, this year’s competition attracted a record number of votes as

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Power to the Purple The Do It For Daron Power to the Purple Pizza Fundrasier & Raising Awareness Event held at Ottawa City Hall on Wednesday Feb. 22, raised more than $4,500. Photo courtesy of the City of Ottawa

Construction of a roundabout in Bridlewood is set to begin this summer after Urbandale agreed to front the money. The city will pay back the $1.2 million, interest free, over the next three years.

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EMC News – Construction of a roundabout in Bridlewood is set to begin this summer to help alleviate congestion during the morning and afternoon rush hours. City council approved a funding agreement with developer Urbandale on Feb. 22, where the company will front the $1.2 million for the

construction of the new intersection. The city will pay back the amount, interest free, over the next two-to-three years, said Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley. “The congestion should be greatly reduced,” he said. The roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Bridgestone, Steeple Chase and Stonehaven drives. “I think most people see it as a good thing,” said Hubley. He said the new intersection will greatly reduce speeding, as well as make it easier for children to cross the street. “With the roundabout nobody will be going more than the posted speed limit. Nobody can speed coming out of the roundabout,” said Hubley. The crosswalks will be set more than a car-length back from the entrance to the inter-

section. He said pedestrians will only have to worry about vehicles coming from one direction as they cross. “(People’s) ability to move around the neighbourhood will be greatly improved,” said Hubley. He said he and his staff will be reaching out to area schools to discuss safety when crossing a roundabout. The roundabout was originally in the transportation master plan for 2015, but Hubley said he wanted to begin construction this year at the same time as the Stonehaven Drive widening project between Eagleson Road and Bridlewood Drive. “We’ll already be doing other work on Stonehaven,” he said. “Now it’s one year of inconvenience for residents instead of multiple years.”

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fter foisting further fees on the residents of a city set to come under the knife of federal spending cuts, Ottawa’s city council needs to take a long, hard look at the way it conducts its business. The latest increase will see water rates rise by six per cent this year, the first in a series of hikes that will dip no lower than five per cent per year through 2021. The rate increase, coupled with the ad-

dition of $460 million in debt to the city’s books, will help pay for major sewer and water main repairs across the city. This latest approval by the council, led by Mayor Jim Watson, follows a property tax increase of 2.45 per cent in 2011, a 2.39 per cent increase for the 2012 budget. Each of these increases mean fewer dollars in the pockets of people regularly being told by governments and experts alike that they’re

carrying too much debt. The water rate hike also comes as the province has been advised in the Drummond Report that Ontario needs to cut billions from its budget. Meanwhile the federal government, employer of many Ottawa residents, is making strong suggestions cuts are pending. All this is not to suggest that council should be taking a harder line on tax or other rate

increases. On the contrary, replacing the city’s water mains and sewer lines, which are in some cases more than a century old, is vital work. A city that can’t supply its citizens with clean water nor take their waste away is not a place anyone wants to live. The same goes for the significant reconstruction of the city’s transportation network, a $340-million program dubbed Ottawa On The Move. Roads, bicycle paths and

sidewalks are essential to a functioning city. Where the city will need to begin scrutinizing its spending is in other, less vital areas. Projects like the Rink of Dreams adjacent to city hall, the partial funding of a makeover for the Ottawa Baseball Stadium and funding for a slew of community-centric projects like arenas, pools and parks are all noble commitments, but do they really make sense when much larger,

much more important expenditures are on the horizon? Every elected official loves to tout the successful implementation of pet projects. Those are easy decisions to make. But as the fiscal belt tightens for taxpayers and the provincial and federal governments, our municipal officials can’t continue to pretend tough decisions can be avoided. Everything can’t be top priority all the time.

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asked an older relative of mine the other day if she thought it was possible to achieve daily happiness. “No,� she curtly replied. “I think most people spend most of their lives working and having a bit of fun, but mainly just trying to keep their heads above water.� The statement bothered me, not only because I used to consider this woman to be an optimist, but also because it was so lacking in hope. I decided to raise the question to a friend of mine. “It’s hard to be happy every day when it’s so grey outside.� Still unsettled, I began to slip the happiness question into every conversation I had over the course of a week. I quickly began to realise that I was surrounded by pessimists: “Maybe, but you’d need some pretty good drugs to sustain it.� “Who’s got time to think about being happy?� “I doubt it. Not if you live in a country where you have to wait five hours to see a doctor in urgent care.� And then I started to think perhaps I was simply asking the wrong question. Or to be more precise, perhaps I was asking the right question, but in the wrong context. Too often we think of a conversation as an isolated event. But that is rarely, if ever, the case. The fact is that every one of us comes to every conversation from a different context, a context our interlocutors may not understand or even consider. Not surprisingly, our inability to think about each conversation in broader context is often what causes conflict in our relationships. Think about a typical marital spat. Let’s say a

woman asks her husband what he’d like to eat for dinner this week. She’s come to the conversation looking for help to make up the grocery list. To her, it’s a conversation about a simple chore. Nothing controversial there. But if he’s just had a conversation with his investment advisor about a slump in the stock market, he may be annoyed at the question and snap at her that he doesn’t want to think about groceries. As a result, she may be hurt, or angry; she may accuse him of not wanting to take part in the necessary household tasks. The next thing you know, both parties are yelling at each other about things that have nothing to do with groceries or the stock market. It’s not hard to imagine how a series of like conversations – each viewed in isolation – could form a pattern that would eventually erode the foundations of the marital relationship. But just as the husband’s response had nothing to do with his will to take part in household planning, nor are my friends and relatives necessarily eternal pessimists. After thinking about it more deeply, I started to assess the broader context of each conversation. The first relative I spoke to lives in Europe she has been very concerned about the state of the economy. Another had just returned to Canadian winter after a 10-day vacation in Mexico.Another was dealing with an especially busy schedule at work, at the same time having difficulty keeping her toddler in bed at night. Had I taken the time to consider their comments in a context broader than my conversation about happiness, I may not have been so quick to conclude I was surrounded by pessimists. Instead, I may have chosen to engage in a deeper and more meaningful conversation, one which would have included listening more carefully and objectively to what they were saying, and asking questions to gain further understanding of what dominated their emotions prior to the start of our discussion. And I concluded that maybe if we all practiced better listening and understanding with each other, it would be possible to find and maintain a bit of happiness in our daily lives after all.

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LAST WEEK’S POLL SUMMARY

Was it the right move by the city to dismiss OC Transpo general manager Alain Mercier?

Do you think the city needs stronger rules for pool enclosures?

A) Yes. Too many controversies had marked

A) Yes. We need to be more proactive

his time in charge.

in keeping children safe.

B) No. I don’t think anyone else could have

B) No. The current rules are enough

done much better given the challenges.

and adding a fence will ruin the view of my pool.

C) He should have been given the chance to put things right with the union in the upcoming labour negotiations.

That’s all I care about.

The Kanata Kourier-Standard welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at www.yourottawaregion.com. To submit a letter to the editor, please email to patricia. lonergan@metroland.com , fax to 613-224-2265 or mail to Kanata Kourier-Standard, 80 Colonnade Rd. N., Unit 4, Ottawa, ON, K2E 7L2.

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EMC Sports – Connor Byway is one to watch in the cycling world. The 14-year-old Kanata Lakes teenager dominated the under-17 category at the Cliff Bar Youth Championship track competition held in London, Ont., from Feb. 17 to 19. The Grade 9 Earl of March student took home gold in all three categories, the standing 500-metre race, the flying lap, and a second standing 500metre track. He was the only rider to go under 39 seconds in the opening 500-metre race. “I just felt really good,” said Connor, who flew around the track in 38.6 seconds. “I was really pushing myself – my muscles were killing me by the end.” His times were so good that Connor was invited to tryout for the Junior Pan American Games – two years ahead of the 16-year age limit. He was only three seconds shy of the benchmark time needed.

“It felt pretty good,” said Connor. “I always like the competition.” Don Moxley, who coaches the Ottawa Bicycle Club junior program, said Connor is doing well as a young athlete. “He’s on the right way,” he said. “He’s going in the right direction to get there. “We’re trying to get the most out of their potential.” Connor’s father, John, said he knew his son would place well. owns them

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hen you hear someone mention gingerbread, you probably think of gingerbread cookies or cake, maybe served with a cup of hot coffee. That thought will change once you’ve tried this week’s recipe. The gingerbread is a pancake that tastes very much like gingerbread cake, and coffee is one of the ingredients that goes into it. This is the kind of dish that you can serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even as des-

PAT TREW Food ‘n’ Stuff sert after a meal. The pancakes can be served with any one of a variety of toppings. Maple syrup, sliced bananas, ice cream, frozen vanilla yogurt or whipped cream are all good. These pancakes cook best if they are made smaller than

the usual pancakes. Although the batter may not look as if there’s not enough of it on the griddle, it will spread and rise as it cooks. Because the pancakes are small, they cook more quickly than the traditional

• 3 tbsp. vegetable oil

ones. Gingerbread Pancakes

• 2 cups flour • 1 tsp. cinnamon • 1 tsp. ginger • 1 tsp. nutmeg • 3/4 tsp. baking powder • 3/4 tsp. baking soda • 1/4 tsp. salt • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with a fork • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk • 1/3 cup molasses • 1/3 cup cold or warm coffee

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and spices. In another bowl, stir the remaining ingredients together. Pour the liquid ingredients into the first bowl, and stir. Don’t mix vigorously. The batter will be a bit lumpy, but the lumps disappear during cooking. Bring a lightly greased or non-stick frying pan or a griddle to medium heat. Measure 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake. As soon as you pour the batter on to the griddle,

spread it into a circle about four inches across. Cook, on medium heat, until the bubbles that form on the surface of the pancakes start to break, and the pancake edges look slightly dry. This may take just two to three minutes. Flip the pancakes over, and cook the second side for about the same time. To keep the first batch warm while you cook the rest, transfer the cooked pancakes to a large pie plate, and cover them loosely with aluminum foil. Set this in a 300 F (150 C) oven. Makes 12-16 pancakes.

Kanata Beaverbrook association elects expanded board Vote held in preparation of review of city’s official plan Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association

EMC News – The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association has elected 21 new members to the KBCA board of directors during the 46th annual meeting, announced Gary Sealey, president of the community association. New directors include a mixture of longstanding and young residents of Beaverbrook with backgrounds in

community development, construction, finance, education, engineering, IT, real estate, social services, foreign affairs and international trade. Beaverbrook an awardwinning planned community has a strong tradition in fostering civic engagement and social connectedness, said Sealey. Sealey said the community association is dedicated

to safe paths and streets, sustainable development, effective government, good local institutions including schools, life-long health and activity. “The integral role the KBCA plays in the community and in partnership with like-minded community based organizations in the National Capital Region is further strengthened with the addition of these well respect-

ed community and business leaders,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, a former president of the KBCA, in a press release. The KBCA also voted seed-funds for a community forum led by associations citywide. Sealey said the aim of the forum is to defend citizens against random spot re-zoning and to prepare for Ottawa’s Official Plan renewal. KBCA released a short YouTube video, on anti-spot rezoning themed “Keep to

the Plan” (www.keeptotheplan.ca). The 21-member board will meet on March 7 to set policy and objectives to serve the community objectives for the year. Donate to the KBCA and citywide campaign against spot zoning http://www.keeptotheplan.ca. Join KBCA membership online at www.beaverbrookcommunity.ca. Anyone with questions can go to kanatabeaverbrook@ googlegroups.com.

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Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, a former KBCA president herself, said the new board members will add strength to what’s already a vital organization.

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Renfrew County winter scares Uncle Johnny, Aunt Vanetta

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t was unusual for Uncle Johnny to chance it out to Northcote from Ottawa before the last flake of snow was gone from the ground. But that winter had been mild, and according to Old Herman, who predicted everything from the weather to the end of the world to what farm would be turned over to the county for taxes owed, it was going to be an early spring. Now, it’s doubtful Old Herman had any contact with

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories Uncle Johnny in Ottawa. But when we saw him and Aunt Vanetta pull into the yard late in February, our long lane was no longer rutted with snow. We didn’t need Old Her-

man to tell us spring was coming early, although Father insisted we would be in for a few last blasts of snow before we could say winter was over. It was a Sunday and when we got home from church,

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there was Uncle Johnny and Aunt Vanetta sitting in our kitchen like they owned the place. Of course our doors were never locked back then. Aunt Vanetta was a dainty woman who had on a hat over her white hair that was not much more than a cluster of silk flowers and ribbons, but certainly spring-like. Uncle Johnny had put another log into the Findlay Oval, and was sitting at the table with a cigar hanging from his mouth. Mother was thrilled to see them and hugs were handed out freely. Since it was a warm day to begin with, the house was jumping with the heat from the newly stoked kitchen stove and Uncle Johnny had peeled off his dress shirt, and his white long-sleeved undershirt made him look like he was ready for bed. Mother added another chicken to the pot already simmering on the back of the stove and the whole house took on an air of a party. Uncle Johnny worked for the City of Ottawa and drove an enormous steam roller. “Got the day off tomorrow, and Van and I thought we’d come out and head back in the morning ... not much snow anywhere, so the roads are good,” he said. The afternoon passed quickly with card games, off-colour jokes and we

ended polishing off the big supper piled on the table as if we were feeding a thrashing gang. Beds had to be shifted to make way for our overnight guests, and my sister Audrey and I ended up sleeping on the creton couch in the kitchen. Before he climbed the stairs to go to bed, Uncle Johnny opened the kitchen door wide and took deep breaths and looked out into the star filled sky. “ Yup, spring is here,” and he slammed the door shut. Father could be heard muttering, “don’t count on it.” Well, the next morning, I looked out the window and there was Uncle Johnny’s car, looking like a huge blob of whipped cream. Through the night, we had the heaviest snow storm that winter. Well, let me tell you! When Uncle Johnny saw the snow and his car completely covered, the oaths could be heard in Admaston. Aunt Vanetta tried to calm him down, but it was no use. It was soon obvious they were going nowhere! Father said he would try to break open the long lane, but since snow plows had yet to find their way out to the road, Uncle Johnny would just have to wait it out until the road was made passable. But it would take more

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than three or four feet of snow to keep us away from school. We would leave earlier than usual, plow our way out the lane and down Plaunt’s Side Road. When we got home, Uncle Johnny was still sitting at the kitchen table in his underwear shirt, but Aunt Vanetta was dressed and ready to head for home. All Uncle Johnny could talk about was the $2 he was out by missing a day’s work. And then the weather turned mild, a soft rain came down and by the next day, the snow was all but gone. Father shoveled a path to the gate, and after running the sleigh up and down the lane several times, he said there should be no trouble reaching the road. Our visitors were ready to take off before we left for school the next morning. As usual Mother had packed a couple boxes with vegetables from the cellar, jars of pickles and preserves, and two freshly plucked chickens. Aunt Vanetta was grateful, but Uncle Johnny climbed into his car, muttering how anyone could live in such a godforsaken part of the world was more than he could imagine. “Just a normal Renfrew County winter,” Father said.

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Hopes and Heroes dinner raises $45,000 for rehab centre Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland. com

Dr. Donald Chow, who served as a doctor for the Ottawa Senators until a motorcycle accident in 2010 left him critically injured, told the story of his recovery to a packed house at the Hopes and Heroes dinner at the Westin Hotel on Feb. 21. The annual event, co-hosted by the Ottawa Hospital and the Ottawa Senators Alumni, raised more than $45,000 for the Ot-

tawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. In the nine years the two parties have been holding the fundraiser it has raised more than $436,000. Chow said he used to ride his motorcycle to relieve stress but in the space of a few seconds he went from being a surgeon to a trauma patient at the Civic Campus. Chow said that prior to his accident he had referred many patients to the rehab centre but didn’t know how amazing

the staff was until he ended up there himself. “It’s Ottawa’s best kept healthcare secret,” he said. Chow suffered 10 broken ribs, bruised his lungs and heart and injured his hand, collarbone and shoulder. Chow was in a coma for the first few days and said that he is forever grateful to the police, paramedics, firefighters and doctors who worked on him to save his life. While he was at the treatment centre he said he pushed

himself to work as hard as he could to get better. “I told the staff that they could push me,” he said. “I didn’t mind hurting as long as it was helping.” His hard work paid off and his idea to have staff shoot pucks at him to improve his eyesight helped to rid him of double vision in just four months. He was told it would go away until the following August. “Another patient picked up on the idea and said he found

the exercise to help him with his depression,” Chow said. Now that he has his life back, Chow said he was more than happy to tell his story to the 550 attendees at the fundraising event. “They asked me to do it and thought I could help sell tickets,” he said, adding that while he was in the hospital many of his patients donated to the treatment centre and trauma unit on his behalf. The Ottawa Senators Alumni

also honoured five high school students for their contribution to the community at the dinner. Ryan Gotfrit of John McCrae Secondary School, received the Senators Alumni Scholarship Award, along with Alexandra King of Gloucester High School, Mackenzie DiMillo of Canterbury High School and Ryan Davie of Ottawa Technical School. Jody Thomas of the Kanata Girl’s Hockey Association received the Brian Smith Makes a Difference Award.

Special needs hockey team hosts friendship game Kourier-Standard staff

EMC sports – The Capital City Condors plan to host a Friendship Hockey Game at the Bell Sensplex on March 3. The game, which will be played on the Mattamy Ice Pad and starts at 6:15 p.m., matches up the Condors with the Kanata Blazers. The Condors, a hockey team for youth with special needs who are ineligible to play on any other hockey team in Ottawa due to a disability, is raising money to pay for ice time and expand its program. “We have close to four full hockey teams on a waiting list, so we are urgently raising funds to expand the Condors in 2013,” said said Condor’s board chair Ian Anderson. This year, two major pee wee teams in the Kanata Minor Hockey Association have agreed to donate $500 to the Condors. “We are challenging all other teams of all levels of the KMHA to contribute to the

Condors fundraising efforts,” said Anderson. Individuals or teams who would like to submit a pledge to the fundraiser can contact Anderson at ian.j.anderson@ rogers.com. Teams raising $50 or more can have a player represent the Blazers in the friendship game. “These players are just like the rest of us - they need their weekly hockey fix to get by,” he said. “The players are passionate about the sport, have siblings who they go to watch and cheer for, and want to play in front of family and friends. “Without fundraising efforts and the incredible dedication of many volunteers, the Condors players would not be able to participate in our Canadian sport.” “This friendship game will be a highly rewarding experience for the players, parents, volunteers and guests,” said Anderson. “Come out and see their smiles and see how much it means to them.”

OVERWINTERING INSECTS, FROGS, OTHER ANIMALS Sheltered by our warm parkas and warm houses, humans are little more than inconvenienced when the mercury drops below 0°C but for cold-blooded animals winter presents severe challenges. Dr. Ken Storey will present a chilling tale on the lives of these animals and how they survive the cold. Dr. Storey is a Professor of Biochemistry and holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Physiology at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Council passes expanded smoke-free bylaw New bylaw effecting beaches, parks, takes effect July 2 Jessica Cunha jessica.cunha@metroland.com

EMC News – Residents must butt out in parks, on patios and beaches or else face heavy fines as of July 2. City council voted 22-2 to expand the smoke-free bylaw to include municipal properties, such as parks and beach-

es, and all bar and restaurant patios on Wednesday, Feb. 22. An awareness and warning phase will begin on April 2, with fines and enforcement to start on July 2. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and Orleans Coun. Bob Monette were the only two on council to dissent.

“I wanted the education (period to run) through the summer,â€? said Hubley. Under the expanded bylaw there will be no smoking anywhere on park property, including athletic fields; this includes the Walter Baker Park in Kanata, where this year’s Capital Hoedown event will take place. “I support the expansion of the non-smoking areas, such as (near) play structures,â€? said Hubley. “I just felt this proposal‌reached too far.â€?

‘I support the expansion of the non-smoking areas, just as (near) play structures. I just felt this proposal . . . reached too far. ’ ALLAN HUBLEY, KANATA SOUTH COUNCILLOR

recognition of that.� Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said she’s happy the city has taken this step to eliminate smoking. “It has become more constricted and I think some people are unhappy about that, but we have to err on the side of

He said he agrees with no smoking near play structures, but didn’t agree with making it illegal to smoke anywhere on park property. “We’re criminalizing the person walking his dog at 11 o’ clock at night,� he said. “I was very disappointed there was no

health and particularly for the health of children,� she said. Mayor Jim Watson said the new strategy will help make Ottawa a healthier city. “These steps will help protect residents, families and children from second-hand smoke while at the same time make Ottawa a leader in smoke-free spaces,� he said. “Smoking-related illnesses continue to strain our health care system and it is important that we renew our efforts to reduce smoking rates.�

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Parish Mission Statement The Holy Redeemer Parish Community lives the Way, the Truth and the Life by reaching out with the Good News to Welcome, to Serve and to Care.

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St. Patrick’s FallowďŹ eld Roman Catholic Church Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community

Holy Redeemer School 75 MCCurdy Dr, Kanata

15 Steeple Hill Cres., Nepean, ON 613-591-1135 www.stpatricks.nepean.on.ca

1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8

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Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am

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8:00 am - Said 9:15 am - Choral Music, Sunday School & Nursery 11:00 am - Praise Music, Sunday School & Nursery

Open Table Dinner 3rd Saturday of the month at 5pm

Stittsville United Church

Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations

2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided

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

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St. Thomas Anglican Church

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FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 613-591-3246 “A Church Rooted in Christ and Fruitful�

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A New Testament Church 465 Eagleson Road (also entrance off Palomino) 11 am Family Bible Hour (Nursery Available) Sunday School 6:30 pm Evening Bible Hour www.bridlewoodbiblechapel.ca 613-591-8514

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SABBATH SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:15AM WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 AM SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE PASTOR: LYLE NOTICE 85 LEACOCK DRIVE, KANATA (THE CHRIST RISEN LUTHERAN CHURCH) 613-899-9793

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Great leaders make the difference in your city’s March Break camps March Break fun is happening at recreation facilities and venues across the City! A variety of affordable camps are offered that foster creativity, curiosity, independence, sharing, cooperation, participation, responsibility, leadership, team work, and an active lifestyle! The City of Ottawa has multi-talented and well trained leaders organizing the over 100 March Break Camps so parents can have confidence that their camper will have a rewarding experience. Our leaders have often been campers themselves and bring their unique expertise to the programs. Supervisors at all levels have been involved in camps and aquatic programs and know that safety is a big factor when programming for groups. All staff have been trained in first aid and CPR, emergency procedures, AODA and risk assessment. Happy parents report: ‘My son had another amazing year and thoroughly enjoyed his experience. He met friends, learned new ideas and skills; experienced a variety of activities and just plain old had a fun time. The team does a great job up there in creating an inclusive environment that allows all kids and all personalities to thrive.’

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Gift from the heart Kanata Dental Hygiene participated with other dental offices across Canada for A Gift from the Heart on Saturday, Feb. 11. Staff, along with students from Algonquin College, volunteered to provide educational information and preventative services to 20 youth at no cost for the charity event. Pictured are Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and Elaine Russell, a registered dental hygienist.

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Sens’ Karlsson growing his game at both ends of ice By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Of all the audacious numbers that currently sit beside his name, it is far and away the least glamorous of the bunch. But that particular statistic — his rating in the plus-minus department, which stood at +15 as of last Friday — probably says the most about Erik Karlsson’s rapid ascent toward elite status among the National Hockey League’s top blueliners. And it is likely the one that brings the 21-yearold Ottawa Senators defenceman the greatest level of satisfaction. Never mind that it’s games like the two he had against the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals last week, when Karlsson produced a combined seven points, that earn the flashy Swede maximum airtime on the highlight reels. It’s his many offensive gifts that make fans shell out good money to watch him play. Karlsson will tell you he’s equally determined to show everyone involved with the game that he takes care of business in his own end of the ice as well. “That’s one of the things I want to prove to myself, at first,” said the Senators’ top pick (15th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. “That I can play an all-around game and be (on the ice) in as many situations as possible, in any type of game and at any time in a game. I’ve come a long way since I came here and if I can keep improving, I’ll be even better defensively as we go along.” Karlsson, who’s listed at 6-0 and 180 pounds, isn’t likely to overwhelm any opponent with physical play. But his positional play has improved immensely and, with speed to burn, Karlsson can quickly atone for any mistakes he might make. “As a player, he’s grown,” said Senators head coach Paul MacLean. “You’re allowed to learn and you’re allowed to get better, and I think that’s what he’s done. His success is

While Erik Karlsson is the NHL’s highest-scoring defenceman by a wide margin, the Ottawa Senators blueliner is equally proud of the strides he’s made with his play in his own end of the ice (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images). more an indication of his ability to grasp the game and to grasp it quickly. His skating ability, I think, is what separates him from a lot of people. He’s not a big man, but he defends with quickness and speed, and he’s learned how to do it real well.” Again, the numbers don’t lie — a year ago, the two-time NHL allstar game participant sported a minus-30 rating and was considered a huge liability in his own end. Not anymore. Only veteran Filip Kuba rates higher on the team in that category than Karlsson now — and it’s no coincidence the duo happen to be defence partners.

“The big thing is experience,” said Karlsson, who has benefited from the veteran wisdom supplied by Kuba, Chris Phillips and Sergei Gonchar. “The more games you play, the more accustomed to certain situations you get. We have a couple of older guys who have been around and play well defensively. That’s helping out, as well. “I’m getting help all the time with (his defensive play) and the coaches have been good in teaching me what to do and what not to do. Most of all, it comes with experience. I’ve improved my way of reading the game in certain situations. There

are going to be times when you mess up and as long as you work to undo it, I think it’s okay. I don’t consider myself a high-risk player anymore.” Captain Daniel Alfredsson, a fellow Swede and Karlsson’s biggest mentor since he first arrived in Ottawa four seasons ago, believes he’s a perfect fit for the style the Senators are playing under MacLean. And the team as a whole benefits from that match. “We play the skating style that fits his game,” said Alfredsson. “(MacLean) has done a really good job of allowing him to be offensive and guiding him defensively, too, without frustrating him. He’s been a good listener, too, and his plus-minus rating speaks for that. He’s done a great job improving in our end, getting pucks out and being in (the right) position. He’s been really good.” Of course, no discussion of Karlsson would be complete without bringing up those offensive numbers that continue to turn heads around the NHL. With 60 points (13-47) through 61 games, he’s on pace to record at least 80 for the season. That is miles past the franchise record of 63, set by Norm Maciver in the Senators’ expansion season of 199293, and far and away the top total by a defenceman in the league this season. All of which is starting to generate talk that Karlsson deserves consideration for the James Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL’s top blueliner. That thought is almost overwhelming to him. “It’s something I’m going to have to think about after the season, when everything is over,” he said. “It’s a big honour and it’s something that every defenceman wants to (achieve). I’m flattered that people think that, but there’s also a lot of guys who have been working hard for a number

of years to win that nomination.” Among them is Nicklas Lidstrom, a seven-time Norris winner and every young Swedish blueliner’s ultimate idol. And what if Karlsson were to find himself on the same ballot as the Detroit Red Wings’ surefire Hall of Famer? “It would mean a lot to me,” he said. “It would make me feel good about what I’ve done and what the team has done for me as well. Something like that doesn’t happen every year. I know that and it doesn’t happen in (every defenceman’s) career,

either. I’ve just got to try to do my best and see where it takes me.” MacLean, for one, “can’t wait” to see how much further Karlsson can take his game in the years ahead. “His game has grown a lot, but I think there’s still areas and places where it can still grow,” he said. “But as far as I’m concerned, his growth potential is basically up to him ... his ability to comprehend the game and his dedication to the fitness aspect of the game, along with his continued growth as a player and seeing the ice and using the people around him.”

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators: Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. (TSN) New York Rangers at Ottawa Senators: Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet East) Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. (CBC)

SCOTIABANK PLACE EVENTS WWE RAW World Tour: March 3, 7:30 p.m. Hedley: March 14, 7 p.m. Van Halen: March 21, 7:30 p.m. 2012 JUNO Awards: April 1, 7:30 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters: April 7, 3 p.m. Stars On Ice: April 29, 4 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers: April 30, 7:30 p.m. Bryan Adams: May 4, 8 p.m. Chris de Burgh: May 5, 8 p.m. Johnny Reid: May 12, 7:30 p.m. Il Divo: May 20, 8 p.m. Monster Spectacular: May 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Friday, March 2, 7 p.m., TSN After enduring a huge skid that dropped them to the middle of the Western Conference playoff pack, the Blackhawks seem to have regained their early season form in the last week or so. There is no shortage of offensive firepower in Chicago, with the likes of Marian Hossa, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp heading up a most formidable arsenal – and all of them veterans of the

Hawks’ Stanley Cup title team of two years ago. Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook are the key anchors on the Chicago blue line. More is needed, however, in the way of consistent goaltending from Corey Crawford and Ray Emery.

Patrick Kane is among a wealth of offensive talent possessed by the Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).

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sniper for the Blueshirts, with Brad Richards a major force in the middle. Captain Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan, to name two, supply the necessary dose of grit, along with clutch goals. Dan Girardi is a shot -blocking force on the back end, with Michael del Zotto chipping in offensively.

Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers rates among the NHL’s most dangerous snipers (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images).

WHEN TO WATCH: MARCH 2: VS. CHICAGO, 7 P.M. (TSN) MARCH 4: AT FLORIDA, 6 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST) MARCH 6: AT TAMPA BAY, 7:30 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST) MARCH 8: VS. N.Y. RANGERS, 7:30 P.M. (SPORTSNET EAST)

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EMC News – The puppet people are back. After spending a year in Australia honing her craft of puppetry and working in area schools, Sarah Argue, founder of Rock the Arts, is back on her home turf in Kanata. “I just travelled halfway across the world and I found a job in my profession” said Argue. “I just learned I can do this anywhere.” Argue and her partner John Cutts, a teacher at West Carleton Secondary School, job swapped with an Australian couple for the past year. “It was a really good year,” said Argue, who lived outside of Sydney, Australia, 15 minutes from the beach. “To be able to perform over there, I feel like I got a lot better.” Argue, who partnered with Kids Acting Up in Australia, rotated between four elementary schools over the course of the year with her puppet show. She taught the students how to find their confidence. “We taught it through the art of puppetry,” she said. “It was so much fun.” The classes she went into had older students than she usually performs for, but they enjoyed it as much as their

younger counterparts. “They loved (the puppets) more than I thought they would,” said Argue. “They love the puppets because they’re goofy and they love the characters.” She said being in the classroom was a great way to learn the culture and humour. “I feel like I broadened my humour,” said Argue. “Now, (the children) think everyone in Canada plays with puppets.” ANIMAL ADVENTURE

While Argue was in Australia, she developed her new Animal Adventures puppet show, which starts touring this month. The show aims to teach children how they can help the environment on a level they understand, she said. “A sea turtle can’t digest plastic bags; they think they’re jelly fish,” said Argue, who also performs at birthday parties, festivals, schools and daycares. “Then a kid can know to stop putting them out in the world.” The creature crew, which includes new puppet stars Tommy the Turtle and Levon the Lion, head to the zoo and the animals come to life along the way, she said. The animals teach the children about

throwing away their garbage, such as plastic bags, gum and wrappers, in the proper places. “The animals actually physically show them what happens to them (if they eat garbage),” said Argue. She said the show really connects with the students because the puppets talk to the children on their level. “They don’t talk down to the kids,” said Argue about the puppets. “They’re colourful, they’re cute. It’s like if your stuffed animal talks.” Argue will also be performing in the Puppets International Festival in Almonte this year. “To actually be performing in that…I’m ecstatic,” she said. The puppets have their own YouTube channel and Facebook page, where children can see what the puppets get up to in Creature Ville and ask them questions. “I’m so happy, I’m so thankful,” said Argue about this past year. “Everything is going so well. Ottawa helps the little guy and I am the little guy.” For more information on Rock the Arts, visit the website at www.rockthearts.ca or email rockinthearts@gmail. com.

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The Royal finds youth mental health ‘worth talking about’ Conversations at The Royal tackle youth mental health issues Kristy Wallace

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EMC news – Hannah Brunsdon doesn’t need a microphone to talk to a large audience – the Grade 11 Canterbury High School student describes herself as “big into theatre” and loves everything about performing in front of an audience. But on Feb. 22, Hannah wasn’t giving a performance, but rather a first-hand account of what it was like to deal with mental illness at a young age at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s Conversations at The Royal called Youth Mental Health – It’s

worth talking about. “At the beginning of Grade 10 was when I started to notice that I really didn’t want to do anything,” said Hannah. “My family and I weren’t sure what was going on. The antiHannah was walking around instead of me. I wasn’t the person I am today.” She shared with the audience her battle with depression, and how she became obsessed with doing well in school. “I was depressed and I didn’t know about it, but there was one person who did, and that person was my mom,” Hannah said. Her mom finally sat her down one November evening and told Hannah she thought she was suffering from depression. “That was a turning point for me,” Hannah said, adding she felt some denial and embarrassment at first. However, she said her family’s support meant the world to her as she helped cope. “My parents have been here for the entire ride, and that was important,” said Hannah. “Not all parents notice these things in their child, but my

mom did.” Dr. Smita Thatte, clinical director with The Royal’s youth psychiatry program, went over some of the various mental health illnesses youth experience. She said while teenagers are going through a time in their lives where they might be more “moody” or not themselves, illnesses like depression have a greater intensity for longer periods of time.

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Hannah Brunsdon gave a compelling speech on how mental health affected her life. “The symptoms of depression are persistent sadness, persistent lack of enjoyment, major changes in eating or sleeping, loss of energy and feelings of hopelessness,” said Thatte. “This is something we see quite commonly.” She also discussed anxiety, which is another mental health illness youth can suffer from. “Fears are normal in young children, like separation from their parents,” she said. “But

it becomes a problem when it’s age inappropriate, like if a 15-year-old is not wanting to separate from their parents.” Dr. Judy Makinen, a psychologist with the youth psychiatry program at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, gave an overview of youth mental health, dispelling myths and talking about why youth don’t seek help. “Most youth do not seek help because of stigma, and

fear of being rejected by the people who matter most,” she said. “They fear isolation, but I think the biggest barrier is the confusion and a lot of adolescents don’t recognize they’re ill.” Like Hannah’s mother, Makinen said it’s important for an adult to start the conversation, and choose a good time and place to talk to the young person. And, she said the key is to

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mal, such as seal. At least 15 such magnetic images will be placed in a plastic swimming pool. Once caught, children will place them on a chart on the wall. This visual chart will have two columns: one for

toothed whales, and one for baleen whales. There will be a circle of small images representing food items beside each whale to make the association between food and type of whales.

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EMC Events – With March break coming up, parents will no doubt be looking for ways to keep their kids both occupied and entertained. During the break, there’s not much better to see, and certainly nothing bigger, than Whales Tohor: The Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Opening March 2, and running through the summer, Whales Tohor offers a powerful combination of accessible, interactive science, cultural storytelling and appealing activities for all ages. From skeletons and life-size models – including a 58-foot skeleton of a bull sperm whale and a life-size model of a blue whale’s heart – to interactive touch-screen displays, Whales Tohor has something for everyone. During the March break, the museum will be swimming with activities, including whale dinner, ocean curiosities, whale bingo, and whale crafts.

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Agriculture Museum ready for March break kristy.wallace@metroland.com

EMC news – The technology behind maple syrup and learning why animals have babies in the spring are just some of the things visitors to the Canada Agriculture Museum will learn this March break. “(We want visitors to learn) that agriculture is not just stuff that grows from ground or animals,” said the museum’s Marie-Sophie Desaulnier. “There’s sources of food that we don’t always think about. We also want them to learn that farming is a 12-month-ayear job. If it’s not one crop it’s another, it’s an ongoing, constant occupation.” Between March 3 to 18, residents and their children will be able to enjoy the museum’s annual Barnyard Break. Desaulniers said the museum has been holding the annual March break activities, but in different formats. But no matter what the activity was, she said the museum wants to be a place where families can come together. “We want it to be a place where families can come during the break and have something fun to do all together, and make the most of that time together,” she said. “We’re trying to have activities that are really going to appeal to all members of the family, not just for the kids.” Demonstrations and tast-

ings of maple syrup would appeal to children, she said, but there are also issues that arise that affect sap production, like global warming, that parents will find interesting. With particularly higher temperatures this winter, Desaulniers said it’s a question that could come up and how it affects maple syrup production. sweet syrup “Supply and demand impacts the price significantly, and Canada is a main producer of maple syrup,” she said. “All maple producers are highly involved in this discussion and making sure they have ways to keep going if the climate changes.” As part of the Barnyard Break, she also said the museum will be having a naming contest to help name some of the museum’s new calves. “They were recently born and now we’re asking visitors to give them names,” she said. “Later in the year you can come visit the cows you helped name.” Desaulniers said these events, along with maple syrup production, will be a good discussion to have. “Throughout these days, there will be something sweet to do,” Desaulniers said. For more information on the Canada Agriculture Museum and more events, visit their website at agriculture. technomuses.ca.

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  Celebrate International Women’s Day with Minister Rona Ambrose on March 7 International Women’s Day, on March 8, has been celebrated for more than 100 years and I invite you to recognize the day next week with me. I am hosting an International Women’s Day Celebration at the Kanata Recreation Centre, one day early, on Wednesday, March 7; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 6:45 p.m. This year the theme of the event will be ‘Women in Non-Traditional Roles’ and I have a number of accomplished women who will speak on their non-traditional jobs. I am excited to welcome The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works And Government Services And Minister for Status of Women as the keynote speaker. There will be three women in the trades industry from Algonquin College to speak on their experiences getting into the work force. As well, there will be a member of the Ottawa Fire Services to discuss her role on the job. The Master of Ceremonies will be 93.9 BOB FM’s Sandy Sharkey and we will all be entertained by the AY Jackson Concert band. I hope everyone can attend this free community event and I look forward to recognizing all of the women in our community. Last Saturday, I hosted my ďŹ rst ever Meet and Greet Community breakfast and I want to thank everyone who attended. It was a fun event and great to see so many community members supporting the Kanata Food Cupboard. Thank you again, to the more than 300 people who attended my free Family Day skate co-hosted with MPP Jack MacLaren. Plans for next year are already underway and I hope to make it bigger and better.

Roundabout in Bridlewood The intersection of Stonehaven Drive and Bridgestone /Steeple Chase Drive lies in the heart of the Bridlewood community in Kanata South. The intersection is currently controlled by an allway stop, which is experiencing an unacceptable level of service in the morning and afternoon peak periods. A trafďŹ c count was conducted at this intersection in the fall of 2011, which met the warrants for a new trafďŹ c control signal. At City Council on Feb. 22 a new roundabout was approved and will be constructed this summer when Stonehaven Drive between Eagleson Road and Bridlewood Drive is widened. I want to thank Urbandale Construction for being a good corporate neighbour and front-ending the project that was originally scheduled for 2015. They have stepped up to support our community to ensure this project is completed during the existing construction year to reduce the inconvenience to residents. I am currently working with city staff and school ofďŹ cials to establish visits to the area schools and community groups to talk about the pending changes and the safety measures being applied.

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Grade 9 students Nick Lefebvre, left, and Caleb Andrews, right, took part in St. Pius X High School’s Disability Awareness Week by taking on a physical challenge.

Pius X students learn about disabilities Kristy Wallace kristy.wallace@metroland.com

EMC community – On a Friday morning at St. Pius X High School, Caleb Andrews felt what it was like to be somebody in a wheelchair. A fellow student, Nick Lefebvre, got a taste of what it was like for somebody who was visually impaired. The two Grade 9 students took part in the school’s Disability Awareness Week, which ended on Feb. 24. “I learned that having a disability is extremely hard – harder than you could ever imagine,� said Nick, who spent the morning wearing dark goggles and struggled to see. “I still don’t really understand. I only had a little taste for a couple of hours of course, so I couldn’t imagine (living like that all the time).� A part of the awareness week, 14 students took on a different disability. These included mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity disabilities. Afterwards, vice-principal Michelle Gauthier hosted a roundtable discussion with the students to

find out what they learned. “I was really impressed with the things that were coming up,� she said. “Another big thing (that came up) was the whole notion of fairness is not sameness. Fairness is giving everyone what they need.� Caleb said that being in a wheelchair made it difficult to get around, and he ended up being late for his second class. While he said students and teachers were understanding of his predicament, the attention was a little embarrassing. “You can’t imagine what a person goes through until you actually go through it,� Caleb said. Nick said he also felt a sense of aloneness when he had a hard time getting around with his visual impairment. But the experience taught him more than what it’s like to have a disability. “I never knew how to approach someone with a disability,� Nick said. Gauthier said the students learned how it felt to be disabled, and have someone help you when you might not need

it.

“Students wanted to help, but weren’t sure how,� said Gauthier. “But sometimes, people disabilities can do more than you think they can do.� As part of the awareness week, St. Pius X students also heard from inspirational young adults who were either the school’s alumni or had connections to the school. Chris Hebb, who graduated from the school in 2008, came back to talk to students about his life with cerebral palsy. He talked about his struggles, successes and failures. “I was severely bullied in Grade 7,� Hebb told a class of Grade 9 students. “It was the only form of bullying I’ve ever received, but it wasn’t about my legs. I had low self confi-

Upcoming events - March 7: International Women’s Day Celebration at the Kanata Recreation Centre with Keynote Speaker The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works And Government Services And Minister for Status of Women, Master of Ceremonies 93.9 BOB FM’s Sandy Sharkey, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free event

Working for Kanata South It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my ofďŹ ce with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email:Allan.Hubley@ ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @ AllanHubley_23. G%%&&'.+(.)

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dence, and it made me an easy target.� He remembers one student who called him “gay� and threatened to kill him with a baseball bat. Hebb remembers it as the worst time of bullying in his life, but later in high school he made a solid group of friends. He said he still keeps in touch with his friends today, and they will always be there for him. “I was never confident in high school ever, but I had a great group of friends,� Hebb said. “There’s a bigger life outside of high school. I overcame my obstacles at the gym. I will never be as strong as someone who’s not disabled because I don’t have calf muscles, but I try and be the best I can be.�


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EMC News – Beginning on Friday, March 2, Trinity Presbyterian Church will again be opening their doors for the popular program called Soup’s On. For several years now, Trinity has marked the season of Lent with this lunch hour program. Everyone in the

community and surrounding workplaces is invited. The luncheons run from March 2 through March 30. They begin at 12:10 p.m. A $5 donation for a delicious lunch is appreciated. A 20 minute worship service includes readings, prayers, and music led by a number of talented and wellknown community musi-

cians. The lunches of delectable soups, sandwiches and squares just seem to just get better each year, or maybe it’s because of the good fellowship that accompanies these occasions. So if you would like to turn off all concerns, slow down the pace of a busy life or just partake in some very pleasant

fellowship, this lunch hour just might be the most worthwhile hour you will spend all week. The doors are open, the soup’s on, and we’d really enjoy having you join us. Trinity is located at 110 McCurdy Dr. at the corner of Maple Grove. For additional information, call 613-836-1429, or www. trinitykanata.ca.

Rotary teaches ‘ABCs of Fraud’

City Councillor, Kanata North Last week Waste Management informed west end Councillors that the fifth series of open houses, dealing with the location and access to the new landfill they want to create next to the existing “Carp Mountain” will be held on March 6, 7 and 8th. This may be the last opportunity for you to find out what is planned and let Waste Management know what you think about their plans. Many residents have expressed concern about having another large landfill so close to residential development, particularly considering the odour problems experienced a few years ago. Take some time to look at the information on the process at http://wcec.wm.com/resources.asp and provide your views on the process and recommendations with respect to location, size, placement, impact on the atmosphere, noise, dust, landfill gas, combustion, odour, and property values.

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The open houses are on Tues. March 6th at the West Carleton Meeting Centre, 2075 Richardson Side Road; on March 7th at the Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Dr and on March 8th at the Stittsville and District Community Centre, 10 Warner Colpitts Lane.

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Members and spouses of the Rotary Club of West Ottawa pose in front of a booth promoting the ABCs of Fraud at the annual convention of Rotary International in Montreal in June 2010.

or into your own life as being your best friend or a trustworthy, honest individual,” said McGinnis. “As an older person, you accept them as a real helper, but you end up being a bamboozled.” As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, McGinnis also said that the club is going to try and get a keynote speaker who specializes in fraud cases or someone from the RCMP. The event will be held at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa, 1376 Carling Ave. with a reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. Those who would like to learn more about fraud, or even take a quiz on how much you know, can visit the website at www.abcfraud.ca. More information on the Rotary Club of West Ottawa can be found at www.rcwo. org.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS Along with the Mayor and other west end Councillors, I was privileged to attend the Kanata Chamber of Commerce award dinner last week. What a wonderful event and what an amazing group of individuals and businesses who were nominated for awards. Congratulations to those selected by more than 13,000 who placed their votes for their choices. Although I was honoured to have been one of the finalists for the Person of the Year award, I was extremely happy to see that Jim Perkins, who together with his wife formed Capital City Condors for children with disabilities to be able to skate and play hockey, was named as the Person of the Year. As Jim so clearly pointed out, providing this outlet for children not only benefits the child but strengthens the entire family. I had spoken with Jim before and will be meeting with him to support and help him find the finances to extend the Condor program to even more children and their families. Thank you to the Chamber and all of their volunteers for a fabulous evening and for their ongoing support for businesses in our communities.

SOUTH MARCH HIGHLANDS AND THE KIZELL WETLAND Staff have informed me that they will be undertaking to complete the management plan for the City owned lands in the South March Highland this spring. This plan is important to ensure that these lands are protected, including the fragile areas, and the flora and fauna. I’ll let you know when a public meeting is to be held once details are finalized. A public meeting to present the AECOM report on the present status of storm water drainage in the Shirley’s and Watts Creek area (including the Kizell wetland/Beaver Pond areas) is being planned for the last week in March. At the meeting representatives from AECOM and the City will be present to answer your questions. They will also provide information on the next stage of the study which will address future storm water requirements and the existing capacity issues in the Beaver Pond. Also, information will be provided on the Blanding’s Turtle Management Plan. Check my website for the date and location of the meeting.

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EMC Events – As we get closer to the spring thaw, it’s time to consider what you would like to accomplish with your garden this year. Many people are becoming increasingly interested in adding a water feature to their home’s garden as a means of enjoying the benefits of nature which a cottage property can provide, without the challenges that come with maintaining two properties. On Tuesday, March 6, the KanataMarch Horticultural Society welcomes Richard Inchley of Richard Inchley Ponds & Aquaria, who will present “How to Establish and Maintain a Water Feature.” Richard’s presentation will focus on the first year of a newly constructed or existing water garden, the stocking of plants and fish, their interaction, and other important information required for on-going maintenance. The meeting will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Rd., (entrance to the Old Town Hall is on Klondike Road across from Shopper’s Drug Mart). There is a $5 fee for non-members, which can be applied to an annual KMHS membership of $15. Our society members are local gardeners from novice to expert in experience, who share a common love of plants and gardening. We feature guest speakers each month on a variety of topics, and help beautify the local community through the maintenance of the Molly Wilson and Tom Thomson gardens. Photo courtesy of Richard Inchley Ponds & Aquaria Visit our website at www.kanata-horticultural.com for a full listing of the 2012 Richard Inchley of Richard Inchley Ponds & Aquaria, will present “How to Establish and Maintain a Water Feature” during a Kanata-March Horticultural Society meeting on March 6. program and come grow with us. R0011264609

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EMC Events – So far this winter, the weather has been unseasonably warm. Many people are celebrating the reduced shoveling, the glovefree days, and the lower heating bills. At the same time, some of us are quietly concerned about the implications, and wondering if the unusual weather is related to changes in the global climate system. To explain the workings of the global climate system, Paul Beckwith, from the

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sea beds, thawing permafrost, thinning high-altitude ozone, and the effect on global ocean and air currents. The presentation will be geared to a nonscientific audience. Paul Beckwith studied engineering physics at McMaster University. He has worked in the high-tech sector in Kanata. He is currently completing the Ph.D. program in climatology and teaching part-time at the University of Ottawa. For more information visit www.kanataenvironmentalnetwork.com.

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EMC news – More than two dozen people joined a frostbitten protest on Woodroffe Avenue on Feb. 27, firing up a barbecue in the middle of a blizzard. Union leaders from across the city joined OPSEU members in the protest, which was held to show support for local 416’s chief steward, who has been suspended. Sandy Green-Anderson wrote a letter published in the Jan. 27 Ottawa Citizen which the college found objectionable. She was given a 30-day sentence that is now the basis of a union grievance. OPSEU president Smokey Thomas said the letter was accurate and did not

warrant suspension. “How can it cross a line if it’s the truth?” Thomas said as the protest on the edge of the college property began. “There should be whistleblower protection in Ontario.” Thomas said labour relations at Algonquin are “horrible,” and “at an alltime low.” “What they’ve done is just outrageous,” he said, adding OPSEU plans to ask the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to investigate the number of grievances filed at Algonquin. The college’s head of human resources later agreed that the school’s relationship with its faculty is “fractured.” Gerry Barker said the school supports freedom of speech, and that staff members can disagree or object to policies. “When staff starts to say things that are unfounded or untrue, that damages the reputation of this school,” Barker said. “It crosses a line.” Barker said the suspension is Algon-

quin’s first related to public statements by union members. “The talk of a gag order is not true,” he said, adding union members can use the grievance and arbitration systems to express disagreement. He added that he is hoping the college and the union will meet as soon as this month “to get communications going.” Barker said he was not aware that OPSEU may request an investigation by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. “I have no problem with that, if someone wants to get the ministry to come in and look into the grievances,” he said. Thomas estimated the grievance related to Green-Anderson’s suspension could work its way through the arbitration process within about three months. He said the union will seek to have Green-Anderson paid for the 30-day period and will also ask the college to apologize for the suspension.

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OPSEU member Chris Wojcik shows how she feels about a steward’s suspension by Algonquin College management during a Feb. 27 protest on Woodroffe Avenue.

Heritage groups help City of Ottawa celebrate its history Michelle Nash

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EMC news – Jean Pigott Place was taken over by some blasts from the past as historical figures ranging from Thomas McKay to Moss Kent Dickinson joined the fun to help celebrate Ottawa’s Heritage Day. On Feb. 21, the council of heritage organizations invited historically-minded folks from across the city to showcase a portion of their community’s history at city hall. “Thank you for being here to celebrate Heritage Day in Ottawa,” Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri said. A number of the associations, including New Edinburgh’s heritage and development committee, set up booths to promote their neighbourhood heritage. To add a little fun, the New Edinburgh group hired two actors to portray Thomas and Anne McKay. “This type of event is very popular with the local heritage organizations because it gives them a chance to promote their history,” said Marcelle Kennedy, who helped organize the event for the city. The Heritage Canada Foundation, which helped organize the event, created a theme around the importance of power generation in the economic and political life of Canada since the late 19th century.

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EMC news – Teens can combine their love of literature with technical prowess during the Ottawa Public Library’s second annual teen video contest throughout March. Teens aged 13 to 18 are invited to make a one-minute video about their favourite book for a chance to win an iPad or a Kobo e-reader. The contest is part of Teen Tech Week, which aims to show the younger demographic that libraries are much more than just books. In the case of the Ottawa library network, digital offerings include e-books, downloadable music from Freegal, blogs, smart phone apps and WiFi. The iPad grand prize is compatible with all e-books available at the library, and with all wireless connections across the library network. Video entries must one minute or less, and must be submitted on YouTube using the tag OPLtvc2012. They can take the form of a book trailer, a parody, review, dramatization of a favourite scene, a photo slide show or any other format, as long as it relates to the teen’s book of choice. Teen librarian Christine Chevalier said last year’s win-

ning videos were exceptional, and she hopes to see the same quality this year. “We were obviously hoping for great submissions, but they surpassed our expectations,” Chevalier said of last year’s entries. “It was interesting to see the range, some were really funny and some were dramatic.” Last year’s first place video was a dramatic scene from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. Second place was a video about the Chronicles of Narnia’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and third was a film about George Orwell’s 1984. However it’s not just the classics available for video interpretation. Modern series like the Twilight saga and Harry Potter were also popular topics in the 2011 contest, from which many entries are still available for viewing on YouTube. Chevalier said the contest reaches out to teens where they’re already spending their time. “It’s library related, but at the same time they’re using all this digital media and they’re on YouTube already, so it’s a ‘go where they already are’ idea,” she said. Teens can submit more

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Creative, spunky, and full of life – this Grade 12 artist has got it all. Amber German got her first set of paints at age two and she went wild. “I covered the kitchen table in paints,” Amber says, and from that point on, the creativity never stopped. The person, who inspired German to get into art, and continue pursuing it, was her mother. Her mom did many arts and crafts with her and encouraged her to take art classes to feed her creative talent. German’s favourite artist is Salvador Dali, a well-known surrealism artist. She loves the creativity and weirdness of his art. Her strength is painting, and doing high realism art. “Copying all of the details is really therapeutic,” German says. Open to every media in art, though not a fan of working with oil paints, German is always willing to learn new things. In the All Saints atrium, one of her amazing paintings is on display. It is an impressionism piece – yellow and red with a giant high realism blue squid dead in the centre surrounded by broken sea shells and ink spots. “I wanted to paint an animal that wasn’t as common as birds or cats. I felt the blue would contrast the yellow and red in the background,” says German. She is currently working on a Chuck Close assignment in art class. This is a painting of a largescale human face broken in smaller abstract pieces to make the final product. “It’s not something I would do by myself, but I am really enjoying trying out new creative processes,” she says. Surprisingly, a career in art is of no interest to German, who is going into science. But art will always be a part of her life. “It helps me come up with creative ways to solve problems,” German says, “and they help me in other classes when we have creative assignments.” Along with many other classes and a part time job,

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Resplendent ribbon Meggie Wu, 15, performed her ribbon routine at the Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club’s interclub in-house competition at Bridlewood Community Elementary School on Feb. 26. Meggie placed fourth in the level 5 ribbon event. Twenty individual gymnasts and 54 aesthetic group gymnasts competed with their new routines for the first time this season. The club’s next competition, which welcomes rhythmic gymnasts at the interclub, provincial and national levels from across Ontario and Quebec, will be held in two weeks time. Submitted photo

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Lab rats. OK, so maybe they don’t all have whiskers and wormlike tails, but the lab rats, or lab techs as they’re more often called, are responsible for scurrying around and preparing all of the labs that pass through the high school science classrooms. Lab rats receive extra training from the science teacher about how to communicate with the teach-

ers about the labs that they want to do, how to maintain the storage room and equipment, and safety procedures regarding spills and handling chemicals. Although the chemicals that the lab rats are assigned to make are, most of the time, extremely low in concentration, you may see a goggleclad rat carrying a giant jug of “I-will-burn-through-thefloor-if-dropped” hydrochloric acid. Stock solutions are pretty concentrated.

“As a lab tech,” says Mirand Taing, “my main duties are creating chemical solutions (which also involves using formulas to determine how much of the dry chemical you need to use), preparing other lab equipment, and cleaning up of the labs that teachers have used. We also keep inventory of the chemicals that run low, and prepare waste jars. There is a lot of labelling.” Taing highly recommends this program. “It’s a great way to get

practice at lab work if you are going into university for sciences.” Even if you’re not planning on studying science after high school, the program still teaches students many valuable skills. Matthew Bastin, another Lab Rat, says, “It’s really taught me time-management skills because of the way I have to organize myself for the labs.” Taing adds, “It has also taught teamwork, as you have to work in teams when preparing labs.”

Bastin also likes the fact that “we are not only getting real-life experience in a lab, but we also get a chance to do something for our school community.” He appreciates his role in providing the equipment and materials necessary for other students to experi-

ence science. The Lab Rat Program is just one of the ways for students to get involved in their school’s science community. And who knows? Maybe our whiskered fellows will find themselves synthesizing the next cure for cancer a few years down the road.

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At 2:30 p.m. the school empties as most students go home, relax, and maybe watch some T.V., but not the Grade 9 Band. The Grade 9 Band is a group of about twenty students that are lead by Mrs. Hay, who get together every Wednesday after school from 2:45- 4:45 pm to play music and practice for upcoming school events and performances. All Saints was proud when the band’s musical melodies floated through the beautiful and memora-

ble Remembrance Day ceremony. Band members said it was a lot of work to pull together such a well known song and make it sound as it should. But in the end, with a lot of practice and team work they pulled through with a great performance. The band learned Christmas carols such as Jingle Bell Rock, Frosty the Snowman and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree to get into some holiday spirit. They have also been playing songs such as Amazing Grace with the Last

only have band once a week, we do need to practice at home,” says Parizeau. “It takes dedication and commitment to be in the band.” A typical afternoon for members includes getting new music and practicing. Along with playing music they also learn theory and notes, and break off into small groups sometimes with members from the same instrumental family. Being a part of a band is no Chelsea Parizeau photo easy task, members should truly Christopher Johnson, Adrian Brown be proud of themselves for all and Alexander Kaminski play some their hard work and talent.

Post, Be Still my Soul, Rocking Rondo, Trumpet Voluntary and many more. Caitlin Parizeau a Grade 9 member of the band says, “I think everyone should experience the feeling of being a part of something like the band. I never played music before and it was a great way to spend time with my friends and learn something new.” Being in a band isn’t an easy job. There are responsibilities and duties. “Even though we normally

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: news@yourkanata.com Soup for your Soul: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., warmly invites you to a time of worship and fellowship during Lent. Worship and lunch, starts Friday, March 2 at 12:10 p.m. and continues every Friday through Lent, until March 30. For more information about the lunches or our Easter services, call 613836-1429, or consult our website at www.trinitykanata.ca. March 3: Glen Cairn Cooperative Preschool Open House and Registration for Sept. 2012. From 9-11 a.m., 186 Morrena Dr, Kanata. Visit with your child to meet the teachers and see what the school has to offer. Three different programs for children ages 2-4. Come early to secure a spot. The school has been part of the community since 1969. For more information

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March 5: Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children (CPOMC) will host its next monthly facilitated peer support meeting from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in room A1 of Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Rd. Information: www.cpomc.ca or 613-4921978.

March 10 to 16: The Ottawa Public Library’s Beaverbrook branch is offering a host of free activities during this year’s March Break. The library will host story times, puppet shows, crafts, survival skills and more during the week. The theme for this year’s activities is Survive March Break. For more information and to register for programs, visit biblioottawalibrary.ca or call the Beaverbrook branch at 613-592-2712.

March 6: Kanata-March Horticultural Society presents How to Establish and Maintain a Water Feature in Your Garden with Richard Inchley. We will focus on the first year of a water garden or pond, suitable plants and fish, and on-going maintenance. The meeting is 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Road (entrance is from Klondike Rd across from Shopper’s Drug Mart). Cost is $5 for non-members. Info: www.kanata-horticultural.com or 613599-8981. March 7: International Women’s Day Celebration at the Kanata Recreation Centre; keynote speaker the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services And Minister for Status of Women, doors open at 6:30 p.m., all are welcome at this free event. March 10: Euchre, sponsored by Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club at Lion Dick Brule Community Centre. 170 Castlefrank Rd. Kanata. Time: 7:30 pm. Cost $10. Cash prizes, light lunch, bar services. Call 613-836-2657 for information. March 13: The Probus Club of Western Ottawa meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m at 33 Leacock Dr.for coffee followed by a guest speaker. Grete Hale, chair of Morrison Lamonthe Inc., will speak on “Reflections of My Life in Ottawa”. The Probus Club is for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreci-

March 16: Royal Canadian Legion Kanata Br 638, 70 Hines Rd., Kanata, invites everyone to a St. Patricks Day Dinner, Ceilidh and dance. Music by the Cape Breton Session Fiddlers, dance display by the Sue Fay Healey School, and Ceilidh dance calling with Brian Anderson. Tickets $20 each purchased at the branch. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Traditional Irish menu. For info call 613-591-5570. Until March 16: Friday Pasta Night – It’s been a long week and you need a break. Unwind with a plate of spaghetti at St. John’s Church, 67 Fowler St., Richmond, serving between 5 and 7 p.m. Gluten free pasta, take out, specials and desserts are also available. Everyone is welcome. Tax clinic: The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (www.wocrc.ca) is offering a free Community Income Tax Clinic this year on March 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 2 MacNeil Crt., Kanata, by appointment only. The programs’ objective is to assist low-income earners, seniors, pensioners, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and others with a maximum household (gross) income of either $25,000 for individuals or $30,000 for families. This program is being offered by the Community Development Team in conjunction with

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Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available; Used Dutchman door for sale.

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Safe and secure senior living in Beautiful Clayton! Bright and spacious 1 bdrm apt with patio on ground floor. Avail. Mar 1st. $620 plus hydro. Parking and appliances included. Call now for a viewing. 613-256-4309.

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Rural Carleton Place- 1 bedroom washer & dryer, private entrance with deck. References required. $800/month, includes heat, hydro. Available immediately. 613-880-7088.

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ALL CLEAN, DRY, SPLIT HARDWOOD - READY TO BURN. $120/FACE CORD (tax incl.), (approx. 4’x8’x16�). reliable prompt free delivery to Nepean, Kanata, Stittsville, Richmond, Manotick. 1/2 orders available 613-223-7974.

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Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045.

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FOR SALE *HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-6526837. www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Moving, Must Sell. Waterfall Front Dresser and Vanity with Mirrors and Tall Dresser. Asking $50 each. Student Drafting Table $20. 613-205-1524. TOP DOLLAR PAID for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos etc. No hassle - pickup MILL MUSIC RENFREW 1-877-484-8275 or 613-432-4381 Vision Elliptical with Heart Rate Monitor used 3 times paid $2500.00 selling $1500.00 professional model/cash sales only, pickup no delivery. Also selling 3 min. legs paid $120.00 sell $50.00, Blackberry Play $300.00. Please email if you would like to see pictures seebev@sympatico.ca or arrange to view.

HELP WANTED Attention! Turn 5-15 hours a week into $5,000 a month on your computer. Free online training. Flexible hours. www.offthepath.info EARN EXTRA income! carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/ week. Vehicle a must. $500$950+/MONTH. 613-592-9786 Full time shipping and receiving person required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14/hr. Apply: Dave’s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email: dean@davesauto-parts.on.ca

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The Almonte General Hospital is currently seeking a Part-Time Food Service Supervisor reporting to the Manager of Food Services for the efďŹ cient operation of the food services department. This includes the supervision of food preparation and staff work performance. The successful candidate must have completed an accredited program as a Food Services Supervisor or Nutrition Manager and be a member in good standing with the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. They must possess excellent leadership and communication skills, be proďŹ cient in MS OfďŹ ce and knowledgeable of nutritional needs of the residents in a LTC home. Please visit our website for more details: www. almontegeneral.com QualiďŹ ed candidates are invited to submit their resumes by March 16, 2012, to: Nives MacLaren, Human Resources OfďŹ cer Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor 75 Spring Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 email: hr@agh-fvm.com Fax: (613) 256-6371

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Enthusiastic and responsible team players needed to provide fun and leadership for campers at this children’s summer camp. Counsellors will live in cabins and lead campers in the daily activities of a summer camp. Counsellors will work in one week intervals throughout the summer. Leadership training, lifeguarding and canoeing qualiďŹ cations, and previous camp counselling experiences are assets. Successful applicants must be available for a minimum of ďŹ ve weeks, such weeks to be determined. Minimum age: 16 years. Salary: $275 - $300 per week - Room and Board included For more information and to complete an application form, visit the Camp Lau-Ren website at www.lau-ren.com or contact Ron & Joanne Hartnett at hartnett@sympatico.ca or telephone 613-622-0443

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Property Maintenance labourers required for full-time seasonal work starting April 2012. Experience preferred. Must have transportation to Village of Richmond. Please call 613-838-4066 or email resume to: harmonygardens@sympatico.ca

Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearm Safety Courses held throughout the valley all year long. Organize a group, get yours free. Gift certificates available. Competitive pricing. Dave Arbour 613-257-7489. www.valleysportsmanshow.com

Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

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Overhead door technician established overhead door company looking for experienced technicians/installers. Welding and electrical ability an asset. Top wages/great benefits. Send resume to personnel@alparsons.on.ca, fax 613-798-2187 or call 613-7984444.

A+ Cleaning. Reliable house cleaning service for Kanata, Stittsville, and Arnprior area. Weekly, bi-weekly. One time cleans. References available. 613-290-5327. Need a helping hand? Our dedicated and mature caregivers (50 years+), thoroughly screened and insured, provide light housekeeping, companion care, dementia care, respite care, child care, shopping, transportation, handy work and other services. Call Seniors on Site at 613-422-7676 or visit www.sosonsite.com Sarah’s Home Daycare. Full Time Spots Available. Crafts, Circle Time, Lots of Toys and Much More! Kanata North/Applecross Crescent, (613)2934520.

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Hypernetics, a manufacturer of precision electromechanical devices has openings in manufacturing. We are looking for skilled ASSEMBLERS with experience in soldering and microscope assembly.

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LAB Technician Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of Adhesive Tape Products, is seeking a Temporary/Part Time Lab Technician. This position will involve 12 hour rotating shifts reporting to the Quality Assurance Manager. A combination of Grade 12 education and experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in Quality Control would help you meet the challenges of this position.

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We are looking for highly motivated individuals with leadership abilities interested in advancing their career in retail. We are currently looking for: • Temporary full time overnight renovation crew • Part time sales and cashier positions • Part time overnight maintenance • Part time and full time Tire and Lube positions

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