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Transportation plan puts off new Transitway for Stittsville until 2031 Laura Mueller
News - The city is squeezing a little more transit into Kanata under its new plan – but not light rail. During a discussion about the draft transportation master plan on Nov.4, city staff revealed an altered plan that would see a bus Transitway in the median of March Road extended farther to end at Solandt Road instead of Carling Avenue. The changes would also add a $25-million new section of Transitway along Highway 417 through an already-built tunnel under the Valour Bridge to connect to Terry Fox station. The trade-off is that the changes remove a plan to create another off-ramp to separate buses from traffic at the Eagleson/ March/Campeau intersection, which would have cost $30 million. “We can build that underpass with no route, or we can build the route with no underpass,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. Instead, buses will travel in regular vehicle traffic for the stretch off the Queensway to Corkstown Road, where specialized signals will allow the buses to cross into the median.
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The fourth-annual Kanata Race Day took place at the Richcraft Recreation Complex on Nov. 3. The fundraiser was organized by the community, which agreed to help raise $2 million to pay for two additional lanes at the pool, one full-size, artificial turf lighted sports field and enhancements to the skateboard facility. For more photographs, see page 39.
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News - A 17-year-old female pedestrian was in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle near the corner of Eagleson Road and Abbeyhill Drive on Oct. 29 at about 6:50 p.m. The teen was unconscious when paramedics arrived and suffered head, facial and lower body injuries. She remained in serious condition as she was transported to the trauma unit at the Ottawa Hospital, said paramedics in a news release. The northbound lanes of Eagleson Road were closed between Palomino and Abbeyhill drives as police investigated the collision. The road was reopened around 10:45 p.m.
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Qadri proposes transit tax levy Fire displaces two The buses will continue north on March Road on a separate busway until they reach the Kanata North Business Park. It was important to make the best use possible of a future transit investment for Kanata, Wilkinson said, and it will be of more benefit to extend the new Transitway sections rather than build expensive grade-separated ramps that would only provide a marginal benefit. The new facilities will encourage people to park-and-ride at Terry Fox, which will be important as the area develops with around 3,000 new homes and new employment areas, including the nearby outlet mall under construction. Stittsville, however, won’t be getting new bus Transitways as planned in the past. That’s a big problem for Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri, who said new residents have already been contacting him to express frustration with the change in plans. People moved into the area expecting it to be served by good transit service, he said, and the community design plan allowed for higher densities because of that. “I think you’re doing a disservice to this community,” Qadri said. Marilyn Jenkins, past president of the Stittsville Village Association, echoed his comment. “We have deep, deep disappointment in the west end of the slashing of the BRT (bus rapid transit) sys-
tem,” she said. Under the last transportation master plan, the developing Fernbank area was slated to get bus-rapid-transit and/or transit-priority measures before 2031. That project was put further down the list in the new plan due to an affordability analysis that indicated it is less urgent and of less benefit then other transit projects, said deputy city manager Nancy Schepers. The roadway space needed for the future bus facilities will still be protected so it can be converted for bus use in the future, after 2031. The city will also reserve dedicated space for buses when it builds a new northsouth arterial road to serve the developing Fernbank area. Qadri said he is going to approach developers to see if they’ll front the money needed to built both phases of that road – including a northern leg to connect to Palladium Drive – at the same time. Asking developers to advance the funding needed to construct infrastructure is something the city should be doing more of, Qadri said, adding that the same strategy could be used to fast track the building of busways in Stittsville, too. Even a localized tax levy to fund transit improvements is something the city should consider, the councillor said. He’ll be pushing that issue further during debates about the transportation master plan by the transportation committee on Nov. 15. Mayor Jim Watson headed off what
was potentially the most contentious part of the $3 billion transportation master plan – the lack of a rail link to the airport – by sending out a memo before the meeting indicating he and city staff are willing to study what it would take to build that link. The city will include a potential future O-Train link to the airport in an environmental assessment study for a southern extension of the rail line – with the caveat that it could not compromise peak service to Barrhaven and Riverside South, the mayor wrote. Watson said he will meet with Mark Laroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, to “continue these productive and collaborative discussions on how we can build the best transit system we can afford.”
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Few budget questions posed in Kanata Mayor defends sparsely attended public meetings on city’s 2014 spending Laura Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org
News - Almost 20 of the city’s highest-paid managers and politicians were on hand to face budget questions from a total of five Kanata residents. The stark low attendance at the Oct. 29 public consultation on the draft 2014 budget, held at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, mirrored the lack of interest shown at budget consultations in other areas of the city, including Orléans. “Once again, I see we didn’t have to bring out extra seats,” joked Mayor Jim Watson, gesturing at rows upon rows of mostly empty chairs set up in the auditorium facing a firing line of nine city councillors, staff and the mayor. Watson summed it up the same way he explained the apathy towards the city’s budget consultations last year. “My experience has been when people aren’t happy with something, they will come out,” Watson. “I don’t think it would serve us very well to have a roomful of people come up and just heap praise on us, either … Most people tend to react when they’re not happy with something.” Indeed, the first member of the public to speak up during the meeting, Cathy Jordan of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, delivered an “’atta boy” message to the city. “I really believe when the city has done good work it’s important to come out and say it,” she said. “Congrats on a balanced budget. That’s about leadership in the city.” Rod MacLean, president of the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association, was the only other member of the public to speak during the meeting. He wanted to air a point about overcrowding on buses. “It’s not unusual to encounter
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Stay away from politics To the editor:
Re: Brynna Leslie’s “Throne speech short on substance,” Oct. 24. This delightful columnist should stay away from politico-economic commentary, which obviously isn’t her forte. She sneers at the throne speech for addressing consumer issues like cable bundling and cellphone fees. These matter to a lot of people. My wife and I wanted to order Treehouse for our 10-year-old son and had to buy a lot of stations we
would never watch to get it. Roaming charges are likely to be an issue now my wife and son are Canadian citizens and will be able to travel in the U.S. without a visa. Bizarrely, Leslie completely ignores the trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, although it is much our most important trade agreement since the free trade agreement with the United States. When she writes about job creation under the Conservative government she becomes delusional: “… most of the jobs created in Canada over the last five years have been low-paying, part-time positions.” In fact, of the 653,000 jobs created between September 2008 and September 2013
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Re: “Safety changes coming to Transitway crossing,” Oct. 24. That terrible and tragic collision between a Via Train and an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa on Sept. 18 that left six bus passengers dead and 30 injured, many seriously, has raised many questions about the safety of railway crossings not only in Ottawa but across Canada. Let’s put the facts into perspective. Before this country, including this city, embarks on a very costly, panic/politically driven national program, estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, aimed at improving safety at rail crossings in Canada, let’s consider the following. As reported by the Canada Safety Council, there were
169 rail/highway crossing crashes in Canada in 2011: 25 people were killed and 21 were seriously injured. It is suspected that some of those killed are suicides. A motorist is 40 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in a collision involving another vehicle. Most collisions occur within 40 kilometres of the motorist’s home. The principle cause of level crossing collisions is the failure of the motorist to stop or exercise due care and caution, or to observe and comply with existing laws and regulations. Roughly, 50 per cent of all rail/highway crossing crashes occur at crossings equipped with flashing lights and bell, or flashing lights, bell or gate. If there is a problem at that crossing in Barrhaven, it will not be fixed solely by the “quick fix” measures announced by the city. One would think these measures – removing and trimming vegetation around that crossing, installing warning lights – would have already been in place. Why they were not begs scrutiny! Most of the collisions at railway crossings in this country can be reduced by driver behavior combined with enforcement and common sense, and at very modest costs.
In the grand scheme of things, should this approach not be considered? If not, why not? Emile Therien Public health and safety advocate Ottawa
Shepherds of Good Hope opens new supportive living facility To the editor:
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Sports - The final outcome may not have been what the Wolverines were hoping for, but the second half of the game was. West Carleton Wolverines Mosquito Football Club (11 to 12-year-olds) was playing in the Sullivan Cup final Oct. 30
and was down 24-0 to the South Gloucester Raiders at half time. But thanks to inspiring speeches by head coach Rob Cathcart and his staff, the Wolverines came onto the field a team with a mission. With the help of defensive coaches John Gleeson and DJ Parent, 16 outstanding and determined players ran over the
Raiders like freight trains and tackled anything that moved, the Raiders didn’t score a single point in the second half. Linebacker Nick Porteous had 13 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery allowing him to achieve the Most Valuable Player Award. But he was not alone, every player on defense played an outstanding game.
Not to be outdone, the offensive players were astonishing as well. The offensive line became a brick wall that a transport truck couldn’t break through. This in turn gave players like running back Andrew Potts, who ran for a 43-yard touchdown, and quarterback Tristen Ready who ran for a 12-yard
touchdown and kicked two two-point conversions, to have the game of their young lives. The offense ran for more than 230 yards total but unfortunately time was not on the Wolverines side. With the score 24-16 Raiders and two minutes left in the game, the Wolverines attempted
an onside kick. Mike Lightbody made the perfect kick, but as if in slow motion, the ball rolled tip over tip and with Wolverine finger tips inches away from touching the ball, it rolled out of bounds. The players were heartbroken but they should be proud; the coaches and parents are.
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Just do it, for artâ€™s sake
tâ€™s time the city put its full weight behind the Arts Court expansion after patching together funding to get the long-running project off the ground. The expansion will now cost the city $34 million. The federal government was asked to pitch in $9 million to go along with $6 million contributed by the province â€“ money originally allocated for a performing arts centre on Elgin Street before those plans fell through â€“ but declined to help out. The city has now approved an extra $8.2 million to make up for the federal share. Mayor Jim Watson is enthusiastic about the project, saying itâ€™s a rare opportunity to build this type of infrastructure in the downtown core. â€œThere was a strong desire certainly on my part to see that we invest in a significant facility for arts and culture in the downtown core,â€? he said. This project is a boon to the arts community, and will provide space to nurture and promote creative endeavours. It has the potential to not just help the Ottawa arts scene, but to also attract artists from outside the capital to what should be a wonderful new facility. But the city needs to take one further step to help the Arts Court reach its full potential: foot the whole
bill. As it stands, the current Arts Court tenants will be on the hook for $3.2 million of the expansion cost. While they may be happy to raise the money in exchange for the improved facilities, couldnâ€™t that money be put to better use by those tenants? That sum â€“ $3.2 million â€“ is no small change in the artistic world. It could go a long way toward making art, rather than paying for equipment and fixtures for the expanded facility. Why then isnâ€™t the city just coming up with another $3.2 million? There was money allocated in the budget for a great many things, a budget featuring the lowest property tax increase of the current council term at 1.9 per cent. Adding an extra few million wouldnâ€™t have changed that amount in any noticeable way. The argument could be made that if the tenants have a stake in paying for the expansion, it will make for a stronger partnership. The tenants already have a significant stake in the project: they were involved at every step of the planning process so far. Thereâ€™s no reason to believe they would all of a sudden take such a small gesture by the city for granted. In light of multi-billion dollar transit visions, significant stadium renewals and extensive road renovations, surely the city can come up with a few extra million to help a worthwhile arts project.
Taking a small risk to right the wrongs of the world
ame 3 ended on a play that had never been seen before in a baseball World Series: a St. Louis Cardinals runner thrown at home plate was called safe because it was ruled that he had been obstructed by a Boston Red Sox player. A terrible ruckus ensued but the call stood. The run the umpires allowed to count was the winning run in the game. Even people who were delighted that Boston lost were a bit chagrined at the call. There had been no intent to obstruct (although that turned out to be irrelevant). More important, it just seemed like an unfortunate way for a game that had been exciting and well-played to end â€“ with an umpireâ€™s interpretation of an obscure rule. No one was really happy about it â€“ although it could safely be said that the Red Soxâ€™ unhappiness exceeded that of the Cardinals. But since these were professional players with professional umpires and a professional rule book, there was no alternative, no going back. Which is too bad, because if the game had been played by little kids, the outcome would have been much more satisfactory. When little kids play games, as memory serves, a controversial play such as that one would spark an intense argument, but there
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Take the Senate. Please. Suppose Nigel Wright could have said â€œtake it overâ€? after writing Mike Duffy the cheque. That would have been better for him and the prime minister, if not for Mike Duffy. Going back even earlier, the prime minister might have wanted to say â€œtake it overâ€? after making the original appointment of Duffy to the Senate. And going back even further, the Fathers of Confederation might, in retrospect, have wanted to say â€œtake it overâ€? after creating the Senate in the first place. A lot of work has to be done on this concept, no matter how useful it might seem on the surface. How many take-it-overs should any one person be allowed? Under what conditions might â€œtake-it-overâ€? be accepted or rejected? And, inevitably, is â€œtake it overâ€? a federal or provincial responsibility? Further, there is a need for a cultural shift, as people learn to shed their winner-take-all mentality and accept the notion that a defeated or hideously embarrassed person deserves another chance. But once we got over the initial awkwardness, we might be pleasantly surprised at the number of improved results in our day-today living and the life of our governmental
institutions. Now, you have to be careful with this. As readers of Stephen King will know, taking it over does not always produce the best result. In his novel 11/22/63, Kingâ€™s protagonist journeys back in time with the intention of preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Along the way he prevents other small mishaps from happening, and this version of taking it over causes all sorts of unintended calamities. Still, it might be worth the risk if it could prevent the Senate scandal, not to mention the Senate itself, as well as the obstruction call at third base.
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ore than twothirds of Canadian homeowners are expected to renovate this year, according to a poll released by Scotiabank last month. For most, home renovations will account for the largest lump sum of money they’ll ever spend at once. But how much forethought are people putting into remodelling? “People can be pretty cavalier about adding a bathroom, kitchen or addition,” says Moneca Kaiser, the owner of Moneca Kaiser Design Build in Ottawa. “They’re thinking, ‘I want a new kitchen now,’ but they don’t take time to think about how their family will interact in and with that space for the next 10, 20 or 50 years.” Good design, says Kaiser, is not static. Real design is “flexible, multi-faceted and adaptable.” “People often think of blueprints as design,” says Kaiser. “But a blueprint is just one of the tools in design. You’re going to have a blueprint for what you need right now, and another blueprint for what you may need if your in-laws move in temporarily or if you break
BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse your leg.” True design, she says, is fluid and dynamic. Design is living and takes into account the lifecycle and environment of the people living in a space or interacting with an object – and it considers both the present and the future of the space. Kaiser is writing a book called “Curing Dysfunctional House Syndrome.” In it, she outlines her own design program developed over the past two-and-a-half decades as a designer and carpenter, which includes an extensive investigation of the people for which she’s designing. “I start every project by asking people what their values are,” says Kaiser. “I take them through a four-page exercise to get to the heart of what’s really important to them. If I value family life, that’s going to require a certain kind of kitchen. If, on the other hand,
I value efficiency, that’s going to require an entirely different space.” Kaiser delves further into her clients’ lives, getting to know everything from their state of health and their age, the people around them, who they spend time with, their favourite recipes, even how much money they make. “If I’m doing a kitchen and my client says they have a goal to eat healthier, I’m going to figure out what I can do in that kitchen to make it easier for them to make more salads,” Kaiser explains. And as Canada faces the challenge of an aging population, design becomes evermore important, particularly in home renovations. Hard built-in components of standard heights that are massproduced by manufacturers are not going to suffice. On the other hand, says Kaiser, things like cabinets on cas-
tors and counters with different elevations can accommodate the now – say a couple who are different heights – and the future if one day someone needs space and height required to prepare food in a wheelchair, for example. “And if people are thoughtful in design, they may integrate a ledge, just at the right height beside the toilet, that can be used as a grab bar if there’s ever a need,” says Kaiser. “It doesn’t scream convalescence because, as part of the design, it’s almost invisible, yet it’s completely efficient and effective.” As Ottawa makes efforts toward a city that’s more senior-friendly, regulators and developers also need to be thinking about flex-housing and design on a larger scale. The modern response to urban density seems to be stacked townhomes, where people live on multiple levels. This type of design has replaced the popular horizontal duplex of the last century,
where families lived on a single floor, but shared property. But as Kaiser notes, it’s a lot more difficult to think about installing ramps, integrating a main floor powder room with shower floor, or cordoning off a dining room to be used for convalescence if people are
living on multiple levels. “People are not taking enough time with design,” says Kaiser. “We pay lip service to it, but design isn’t pretty pictures and blueprints. It requires very deep engagement with the people using it and it has to be flexible.”
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This year, getting the flu vaccine is more convenient than ever! The flu vaccine is available at close to 140 pharmacies, 22 Ottawa Public Health clinics, 6 clinics at Ottawa hospitals, and at more than 340 doctors’ offices and walk-in clinics Anyone can get the flu and getting the flu vaccine is the safest and most effective way to protect you and your loved ones from getting sick this season. Did you know that you can spread the flu before symptoms even appear? The virus could spread to a child, an elderly person or someone with health issues – and this could lead to serious illness and even death.
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‘The older woman is the most vulnerable of us’ When it comes to leaving an abusive relationship, those over 60 face increased barriers Jessica Cunha email@example.com
News - November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month and the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is helping by providing options and a support system for women and chil-
dren who experience violence. Violence against women can take many forms: physical, sexual, psychological, verbal and financial. It’s not limited to a specific culture, income level or community where people live, said Vivienne, a peer support worker at the resource centre who
preferred not to use her last name. “They come from all walks of life; it impacts everyone,” she said. “It’s surprising to some to learn that.” According to a document recently released by the resource centre: • Six per cent of Ontario women living in a common-law or marital relationship report experiencing physical or sexual assault by their partner. • Less than 25 per cent of victims of spousal violence report the incident to the police. • Spousal violence is most prevalent among 25- to 34-year-olds. • Eighty-three per cent of victims of spousal violence are women. Sandy, a peer support worker at the resource centre who preferred not to use her last name, said the statistics on violence against women are alarming. “One in three women will experience sexual abuse; for disabled women, it’s 85 per cent,” she said. Metroland Media is publishing articles throughout November on various aspects of violence against women. The first installment focuses on older women and the barriers they face when deciding to leave an abusive relationship. INCREASED BARRIERS
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Older women who remain in abusive relationships face many barriers when it comes to seeking help. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre offers a host of support systems and programs through its violence against women program to help women of any age. when making the decision to leave an unhealthy relationship, said Vivienne. Some of the reasons highlighted in the resource centre’s Handbook on Abuse include: • Fear: abused women are in the most danger when they try to escape. • Lack of economic resources: many women in an abusive relationship have no control over their finances. They fear they may not be able to provide for themselves or their children if they leave. • Isolation: many abusers isolate their partners from family and friends, leaving abused women with no support system. • Societal denial: abused women feel no one will believe their partner is capable of violence. • For the children: some women stay in unhealthy relationships because they believe it’s better for their children to have a father, even if he’s abusive. • New Canadians: they may not speak the language or feel their cultural community isn’t supportive of them leaving their partner. As women age, they face even more barriers when it comes to leaving an abusive relationship, said Sandy. “If they’re married for 40, 50, 60 years, how do you leave that person?” she asked. “The older woman is the most vulnerable of us,” said Vivienne. “It’s the old school way of thinking, ‘I don’t
want people to know.’ There’s a huge stigma attached.” Older women may have tried to leave their abusive partner in the past only to have an authority figure tell her to work it out behind closed doors. “Because of the way the systems were in the past, a woman was told to go home and fix the marriage,” said Sandy. She’s had clients who were told by their priests that they weren’t allowed to leave the marriage because they made a vow to God and others who contacted police to report abuse against themselves and their children. The answer at the time was to remove the abused children – but if there were others who hadn’t been touched they remained in the home. “She felt she had to stay to protect those other children,” Sandy said. Because there were little to no support systems in place in the past for abused women, many older victims who initially tried to get help fear the same lack of response and so remain with their abusive spouse, she said. Compounding the past lack of supports, as children age they can become part of the problem. Abuse is a learned behaviour, said Sandy, and adult children can use emotional blackmail to keep their mother in the relationship. See NEVER, page 13
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“(Adult children) can both pressure the mom to stay in the marriage, as well as they can perpetuate the abuse because they’ve learned it,” Sandy said, adding subsequent generations can also play a factor. “Women are afraid they’re going to lose contact with the grandchildren.” Health issues may also play a role as women and their abusers age. Women may not have access to a health plan because her partner controls the benefits. Vivienne said she’s seen cases where the partner threatens his spouse by withholding medication or benefits. “Abusive characters tend to get worse with age,” she said. “They’ve hidden medication. They do things deliberately to get a kick out of it.” She said she’s seen other cases where the abuser may be ill and the woman feels guilty if she leaves him. “No matter how he’s treated her, it’s a huge issue to ask a woman to walk away from the role,” Vivienne said about being a caregiver. In line with financial abuse and the barrier of limited economic resources, an older
woman may feel it’s too late for her to find work to support herself if she leaves her husband. “These are additional barriers for older women,” said Vivienne. But supports have changed – there are new resources available to help women leave a violent or abusive partner, no matter how long they’ve been in a relationship.
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Vivienne recalled helping an 87-year-old woman break free from her abusive partner. “If an 87-year-old can do it, then it’s possible for anyone over 65 to take that step,” she said. “It’s just that first step that’s the hardest.” The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre has a large violence against women program that helps women living in Kanata, Goulbourn, West Carleton, Rideau, Nepean, Osgoode and Bay wards. The pro-
gram offers peer support, individual and group counselling services, transitional housing, referrals and resources. The resource centre also runs Chrysalis House, a secure 25-bed shelter in the city for women and children fleeing an abusive home. Counsellors and peer support workers won’t ask or tell women who call to leave their situations – that is up to them to decide. “We just give options,” said Vivienne. “Phoning here, just breaking the silence is the biggest thing,” said Sandy. “Women, often they don’t tell anybody at all because they think people will look at them badly. “The shame that women carry, it doesn’t belong to them; it belongs to their abusive partner. And there is help to empower her, not to make her dependent again; help to establish her own life,” she added. “The same messages are not there now that were there 50 years ago.” And it’s never too late to get help. Sandy said a client in her late 70s expressed it the best. “She said she may only have a few years left but she was going to live them in peace.”
There are resources available for women who want to leave an abusive household or want more information:
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The Grassroot Grannies raised $2,500 from their fourth-annual Breakfast Books and Bijoux event held at the Kanata Golf and Country Club on Oct. 25. More than 80 ladies attended the event. The golf club served a delicious breakfast which was enjoyed by everyone as they browsed the books, tried on jewelery and chatted with their friends. All the proceeds from the event will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation for its work helping Sub Saharan African grandmothers who struggle to raise their grandchildren who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. Each guest brought a few gently used recent books to add to the tables of books lining the front of the dining room and in turn each went home with a few new titles. The Grassroot Grannies sold their beautiful note cards and Christmas cards and new this year a series of note cards with photos of mother-and-baby African animals taken by some of the
The Grassroot Grannies sold jewelry, books and served up breakfast during the fourth-annual Breakfast Books and Bijoux fundraiser at the Kanata Golf and Country Club on Oct. 25. members who recently travelled in South Africa. Lynda Hancock displayed her jewellery which was a hit with the ladies and Lynda generously donated a portion of her sales. Mia Overduin, the regional liason for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, gave a short presentation on the global fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
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Overduin spoke of the September African Grandmothers Tribunal hosted by the foundation in Vancou-
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freedom from violence, protection, quality health care, and access to justice. For more information on the Grassroot Grannies visit www.grassrootgrannies.com.
Grannies show off some of the wares at this year’s Grassroots Grannies fourth-annual Breakfast Books and Bijoux fundraiser on Oct. 25.
Hydro Ottawa joins Councillor Qadri to celebrate St. Daniel School mural In September, students at St. Daniel School gave a makeover to the fence surrounding Hydro Ottawa’s transformer station near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road. This new mural, painted on the cement wall which backs on to the school yard, was officially unveiled at a heart-warming ceremony held at the school on October 25th. The learning mural was created by artist Nicole Bélanger and depicts children enjoying sports and recreation throughout the four seasons. Funding for the project was provided by the City of Ottawa/Crime Prevention Ottawa Paint It Up! youth engagement mural program. Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair of the Board for Crime Prevention Ottawa, joined Hydro Ottawa staff to celebrate the mural with students, parents and teachers. The painting at St. Daniel School is part of a larger initiative to introduce outdoor classrooms, trees for shade and other natural spaces to facilitate learning, playing and socializing for students.. The process of planning, designing and creating the mural with students, teachers, parents and the community at large was a great kick-off to the school’s greening project and will build interest, excitement and pride in the school yard.
Councillor Shad Qadri with artist Nicole Bélanger and representatives from Hydro Ottawa, St. Daniel School and Crime Prevention Ottawa at the mural unveiling on October 25th.
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Kanata Legion prepares for Remembrance Day Jessica Cunha
News - The Kanata Legion is gearing up to host its 23rd Remembrance Day ceremony at the Kanata Cenotaph on Nov. 11. About 100 members get involved in the ceremony â€“ from set-up to tear-down, marching in the parade and attending the service. A colour party also visits every retirement home in the community in the days leading up to Remembrance Day. â€œWe send a colour party around to the retirement homes to have a small ceremony for the veterans that are there that canâ€™t get out,â€? said Terry Jenkins, spokesman for the Kanata
Lest We Forget Legion. â€œThere are a lot of them that just canâ€™t make it to the ceremony down at the cenotaph.â€? The colour party will play the Last Post and say a few prayers, said Jenkins, adding that he always brings his tape recorder with him to play songs from the Second World War. â€œItâ€™s always a hit,â€? he said. The ceremony at the Kanata Cenotaph generally draws a crowd in the thousands, including youth from local schools, Girl Guides and Scouts groups, and cadet corps. Community and church leaders, members of the Lions Club, police officers, city representatives, veterans and active military members also take part in the parade. â€œWe have a troop of soldiers that come down from Petawawa and participate in our parade and ceremonies,â€? said Jenkins. â€œWe probably will have a good (crowd) this year.â€?
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News - The West Carleton community will gather to remember its fallen at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Constance Bay this weekend. As is the tradition, Nov. 11 observances hosted by the West Carleton Legion, Branch 616, are held the Saturday just before Remembrance Day itself. This tradition, according to current legion president Arleen Morrow, has been going on for more than 35 years. Morrow said this year’s ceremony Nob. 9 will get underway at 1 p.m. when the parade forms up on McConnell Lane at Constance Bay Drive. At 1:30 p.m. the parade will march the short distance to the Cenotaph, located on the Legion property at 377 Allbirch Dr., and the ceremony will begin just before 2 p.m. Once at the Cenotaph, wreaths will be laid by several individuals and groups
The Remembrance Day ceremony in West Carleton will take place Nov. 9 at the Cenotaph, located on the West Carleton Legion, Branch 616, property on Allbirch Drive. including Ward 5 West Carleton-March Coun. Eli ElChantiry, Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Jack MacLaren and Carleton-Mississippi Mills MP Gordon O’Connor. Morrow said it is also possible that Wings Over Canada will do a fly over of the cer-
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There was also be members of the military from Garrison Petawawa (formerly known as CFB Petawawa). Morrow said following the service, lunch and entertainment will be provided at Branch 616. â€œWe invite everyone in the community to attend this event,â€? said Morrow. The local legion will be collection donations for poppies until Nov. 10 at the Sobeys and Metro on March Road in Kanata and at various businesses throughout West Carleton. On Nov. 11, from 10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m, the Diefenbunker will be hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony in the Bank of Canada vault.
Guests are encouraged to make their way to the vault by 10:40am. The ceremony will include a reading by Reverend Monique Stone of the Anglican Parish of Huntley, a moment of silence, and the traditional laying of a wreath by West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiri. The ceremony will be followed by a free guided tour of the Diefenbunker. For more information and to RSVP, please call 613-839-0007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Diefenbunker is located at 3911 Carp Rd. For those unable to attend the West Carleton Remembrance Day ceremonies, ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 in Arnprior, Pakenham and Kanata. The Almonte ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 11.
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The following parades and ceremonies will be held in various communities in and around Ottawa to commemorate Re-
membrance Day: KANATA – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, Remembrance Day ceremony organized by the Kanata Legion takes place at the cenotaph on Colchester Square starting before 11 a.m. The ceremony lasts about an hour and a half, followed by a lunch at the legion branch with veterans and active service members.
STITTSVILLE – 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, there will be a ceremony at the cenotaph in front of the Johnny Leroux Stittsville Community Arena, with the parade leaving from Legion Hall on Main Street at 1:30 p.m. to arrive at cenotaph just before 2 p.m. See CEREMONIES, page 26
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Ceremonies to be held across the city Continued from page 25
RICHMOND – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, a Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the cenotaph at Memorial Park. The parade to the cenotaph leaves Richmond Plaza at 10:45 a.m. to arrive at Memorial Park just before 11 a.m.
REMEMBRANCE DAY November 11th is a day when we remember the sacrifices of so many men and women who gave their lives for our country. A moving ceremony will take place starting just before 11 am at the Kanata Cenotaph at Colchester Square. Along with many others, I will be laying a wreath on behalf of the residents of Kanata North. This event is one that reminds me about the importance of the freedoms that we now take for granted and the terrible price paid by so many so that we could keep these freedoms.
KANATA RACE DAY It was great to have this year’s Kanata Race Day start from the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata. The official Complex opening will be held December 5th. It was great to see families participating. Many thanks to the organizing committee led by Megan Cornell and to all of the volunteers who did a great job. I look forward to continuing and expanding this as a regular race activity from the Recreation Complex in the future.
WIND TURBINES I have been contacted by a number of residents asking for my position on having wind turbine farms in Ottawa. My colleague Scott Moffatt will be putting forward a motion to have the City of Ottawa have a role in any approval for such installations and I will be supporting him on that motion.
2014 CITY BUDGET The City budget for 2014 has been tabled. Key highlights are the reduction in the total staff complement by 55 full-time employees; a tax increase of 1.9%, the lowest in 7 years; a continuing freeze on recreation fees and the lowest increase in transit rates for years at 1.9%. Some capital projects will be funded in Kanata North , including the extension of Campeau Drive to Huntmar; construction of Klondike road from March Road to Sandhill with sidewalks, new parks and pedestrian ways and construction of the Park and Ride at Innovation and Terry Fox. Details of the budget are on www.ottawa.ca. Please contact me with any questions or suggestions with respect to this budget. Council will be debating and approving the budget by the end of November.
RICHCRAFT RECREATION COMPLEX KANATA’S OFFICIAL OPENING is planned for December 5th and an Open House with tours all day on Saturday December 7th. At that time we will place the filled time capsules in the vault but will not seal it until 2014 so that others can obtain their time capsules during the Open House and have it included. You will also be able to view the community walkway, which will have pavers added as donations are received to continue the fundraising for the complex.
DRAINAGE STUDY FOR WATTS CREEK (Beaver Pond) & SHIRLEY’S BROOK Due to the low rainfall in 2012 further testing was done this year to ensure that the study comes up with an accurate picture of the present drainage situation affecting the KNL lands. The final analysis is now underway and I’ve been informed that the study should be completed early in 2014 and that it will be posted online at that time.
CONSTANCE BAY – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 616 will hold a Remembrance Day service. Form up for the parade on McConnell near the General Store. Order of events for the day: parade to legion, Remembrance service at cenotaph, lunch, entertainment. Everyone in the community is invited. BARRHAVEN – 10:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, fall-in for the Barrhaven legion branch’s annual Remembrance Day parade at the underpass of the Public Library (Walter Baker Centre. Official ceremonies start at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden located at the main entrance to John McRae High School, 103 Malvern Dr. Refreshments will be served following the ceremonies in Halls A and B of the Walter Baker Sports Centre. Members and guests are welcome to return to the branch for refreshments and entertainment. For more information, please contact Jim Ireland, parade commander, at 613-843-8691. KARS - 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 there will be a ceremony at the Kars cenotaph. Refreshments will follow at St. John’s Anglican Church. MANOTICK – 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 there will be an Ecumenical service inside St. James Anglican Church on Bridge Street. The parade will form at 10:15 a.m. at the Manotick Mews entrance on Beaverwood Road, and will depart for the cenotaph at 10:30 a.m.
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NORTH GOWER – 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 there will be a ceremony at the cenotaph on Perkins Drive, and refreshments will follow at the United Church in North Gower.
OTTAWA WEST – 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 the Westboro legion branch 480 is holding ceremonies in centre court
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SANTA CLAUS PARADE is coming to Kanata on November 16th. The parade starts at 10 am at Castlefrank and Terry Fox, then follows Castlefrank and Abbeyhill to the Hazeldean Mall. Bring food or funds for the Kanata Food Cupboard.
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MUNSTER – 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 there will be a memorial at the Munster Union Cemetery.
OLD OTTAWA EAST – 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, annual Remembrance Ceremony on Main Street, Brantwood Gates (Main Street at Beckwith/Bower). The Strathcona Branch and residents of Old Ottawa East welcome all Ottawans to join MP Paul Dewar, MPP Yasir Naqvi, Coun. David Chernushenko, and other dignitaries as well as representatives from Ottawa’s first responders. There will be an Honour Guard parade.
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TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN including the road, transit ways, rail, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure from now until 2031 will be debated at the Transportation Committee at City Hall on Nov. 15 at 9:30 am in the Council Chambers. To register to speak to the committee, email Rosemary.Theriault@ottawa.ca. You can view the plan on www.ottawa.ca.
Following the ceremony the parade will march back to the legion via Dickinson and Mill Street, turning left onto Main and following it to Beaverwood and the legion branch where the salute will be taken.
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of Carlingwood Mall. A parade will form on Richmond Road at 1:30 p.m. and travel to the Westboro cenotaph in Byron Linear Park (near Golden Ave.), where ceremonies will take place at 2 p.m. Following the ceremony, members and residents are invited back to the legion branch, located at 391 Richmond Rd. ORLEANS – 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 the Orléans branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold its annual Remembrance Day parade, with reception, food and entertainment to follow. The legion branch is located at 800 Taylor Creek Dr.
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Remembrance Day schedule changes The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Remembrance Day (Monday, Nov. 11). The flags at all City of Ottawa buildings will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in time of war. CLIENT SERVICES:
Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centres located at 110 Laurier Ave. West, will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Monday, Nov. 11. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the city’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related
disability, call (TTY): 613580-2401.
Dental clinics will be closed. The Well Baby Drop-in will also be closed. To report an urgent public health issue, contact 3-1-1. Telehealth Ontario at 1-866797-0000 (TTY1-866-7970007) is also available to obtain health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING:
Curbside green bin, recycling, garbage, and leaf and yard waste collection will take place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule. Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes. The Trail Road Landfill site will be open on Monday, Nov. 11.
Most programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, theatres and museums will not be offered, however, clients should check ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply.
All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.
MUNICIPAL CHILD CARE SERVICES:
City-operated Child Care Centres will be closed.
Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be open for public swimming, aquafitness, skating and fitness classes with regular schedules on Remembrance Day. Please check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for
details. Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas will be operating on Monday, Nov. 11; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions
will apply. OTTAWA PUBLIC HEALTH:
Ottawa Public Health Information Line (OPHIL) and AIDS-Sexual Health Info Line will be closed Monday,
Nov. 11. Sexual Health Centre and Satellite Clinics are closed. SITE office at 179 Clarence St. will be closed, however, the Site mobile van will be operating on a regular schedule from 5 p.m.to 11:30 p.m.
All branches of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Nov.12.
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Community - After a series of photos of slanted staircases, shadows cast by blinds, flying bird formations and rows of gravestones, Ken Wilson declared, “It looks to me like you took to diagonals like ducks to water!” Some of the photos are breathtakingly striking, while others would be at home in an album of family snapshots. But accompanied by strains of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G, all the diagonally-themed photos submitted by Kanata Seniors Digital Camera Club members were given a moment of contemplation during its November meeting. “Most of them come to it later in
life,” said Wilson, the current president of the group. “It’s a photography club, but it’s not as competitive as a lot of other clubs.” More than 60 members of the club gather monthly to review each other’s shots, critique each other’s work, share tips and connect with other photographers and mentors. It’s one of the Kanata Seniors’ Centre’s most well-attended clubs, Wilson said – probably because it’s just fun. That’s what brought Shirley LaClair, a new resident of Shirley’s Brook, back for her second meeting on Nov.1. “It’s very interactive and very friendly,” said LaClair, who was a member of a more competitive photography club in her former home-
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town of St. John’s. “It can be daunting,” she said. “(This) is more like a social group – it’s not as competitive.” The group is also treated to presentations during each meeting. On Nov. 1, staff from Henry’s in Kanata brought some new photographic goodies to show off in advance of the holiday gift-giving season. Next month, members will learn how to make web-based photo albums to share with friends and family. Professional photographers and photojournalists are also frequent presenters, Wilson said. “It allows them to extend their knowledge in a way they haven’t before,” Wilson said. A favourite feature of the club are its three “shoot out” excursions each year to places like the Beaver Pond. The outdoor shootouts happen in spring and fall and there in an indoor-session during the winter. Shooting in a group and seeing the different ways fellow photographers approach the same visuals is a great learning experience, Wilson said. “When they work up the courage they really get that personal satisfaction,” Wilson said. Anyone can join the photography club if they are age 55 or over and a member of the Kanata Senior’s Cen-
Mark Gustafsson of Henry’s in Kanata shows off the latest camera gear on offer in the store for the holiday season during a Kanata Seniors Digital Camera Club meeting Nov. 1. tre. Membership to the centre costs $24 per year. Information on the centre can be found at www.kanata
seniors.ca. For info about the camera club, email cameraclub@kanata seniors.ca.
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Job Summary Operates vehicles and equipment and performs general labour in the collection and disposal of trash, brush, organics, solid waste or recycling materials (blue/black boxes). For more information and to apply, visit our career site at http://ottawa.ca/careers or to submit a resume and covering letter indicating the competition number to: City of Ottawa Recruitment & Stafﬁng Human Resources Department 110 Laurier Ave. West, 5th Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1 We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received will be screened based on information provided. Please ensure you include all relevant details about your qualiﬁcations for this position. The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualiﬁed workforce that reﬂects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualiﬁed individuals. R0012300533-1107
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Fairmont Château Laurier presents the 16th annual Trees of Hope in support of CHEO. Get a team together, purchase a tree and join us at the decorating party and lighting celebration on November 25, 2013. Your tree will be on display in the Fairmont Château Laurier throughout the holiday season— helping to raise funds for CHEO’s kids as the public votes on their favourite tree. Trees Are Limited. Visit www.fairmont.com/laurier | www.cheofoundation or contact: Deneen.firstname.lastname@example.org | 613-562-7001 /cheotreesofhope
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No wheels on this bus Walking school bus an active alternative to driving Jessica Cunha email@example.com
News - It was an unseasonably warm but blustery morning as five elementary students set off on the walk to school on Nov. 1. Sixyear-old Jackson Walker and his sister Kailee, 7, Samuel Milley, 7, and five-year-old Josh and sister Hannah McCarthy, 5, met at the corner of Thunderbird Crescent and Stonemeadow Drive for the first “walking school bus.” Samuel’s mother, Sharon Jollimore, was the figurative driver of one of three walking school buses to Roch Carrier Elementary School in Bridlewood. “There’s designated points in the neighbourhood near the school where parent volunteers are picking up the children and then taking them the rest of the way to school,” said Jollimore. Walking school buses will be available every Friday until the end of the school year,
said Jollimore. “Ideally, we’d like to have some major points along the route covered off by more parents ... to try and get more kids walking,” she said. “I think we would like to see at least half of our school population (walking).” Roch Carrier boasts 460 students, of which 100 are eligible for a yellow school bus. That leaves another 360 students that need to find an alternative way to school. “Kids are getting dropped off by cars too much,” said Grade 6 student Jacob Montgomery, 10. Jacob and his classmate Obay Alshaer, 11, gave a presentation to the school on the benefits of walking school buses on Oct. 31. They walked to school with two other students and two parent volunteers the following day. “There are only two buses for the school,” said Obay, adding that walking to school is great exercise and a way to stay healthy. “We don’t want anybody to get obese.” “It’s more friendly to the environment,” added Jacob, saying that by walking, there is less gas consumed and fewer emissions from cars. It’s also safer for students. With four schools along Stonehaven Drive, the roadway is often choked
with cars during the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, said Rhonda Boudreau, who orchestrated the walking school bus for Roch Carrier. “There’s just too many vehicles,” she said. “We need to realize we need to be a better role model ... we need to take the extra 15 minutes to walk to school.” She and Jollimore added they are looking for additional parent volunteers to lead walking school buses in their areas. And parents don’t have to volunteer every Friday, said Jollimore. If enough volunteers sign up, they can switch off with others in their areas. Principal Nicole Turpin said she’s looking forward to the walking program growing at Roch Carrier. She had a walking school bus at her old school, Churchill Alternative. She said parents who were unable to walk with their children would drop them off at the walking school bus stop instead of at the doors to the building. “A lot of schools are going that route,” said Turpin. Roch Carrier is registered with Active and Safe Routes to School, which helps promote healthy alternatives for school travel.
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Students from Roch Carrier Elementary School in Bridlewood take part in the first ‘walking school bus’ on Nov. 1.
Zoning Study on Building Buil Heights in Kanata Public Meeting Monday, November 18, 2013 7 to 9 p.m. Kanata Recreation Complex – Hall A 100 Walter Baker Place The City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department is undertaking a Zoning Study on building heights in the Kanata Town Centre and at key intersections throughout Kanata North and Kanata South. This study will review and identify gaps between Council approved policies in the Ofﬁcial Plan and existing zoning to determine appropriate locations where increased building heights can be accommodated through zoning.
Grade 6 students Jacob Montgomery, 10, and Obay Alshaer, 11, gave a presentation to the school on the benefits of walking school buses.
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Writing contest aims to educate youth on human trafficking Sambles, a volunteer with PACT-Ottawa. “This year we thought it would be a good idea to get young people involved,” said Sambles, who lives in Village Green in Kanata. “Give them a forum where they can express themselves, but also for it to be around a subject that is so crucial.” Global slavery is at its highest point in history, she said,
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News - Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking Humans (PACT-Ottawa) is hoping to tap into youths’ creativity through a writing contest for its End Slavery Day event. The contest is targeted at high school, university and college-age students, but anyone can apply, said Sarah
with an estimated 27 million people being used as slaves. “We know it’s a massive issue,” said Sambles. The topic for the writing contest is global trafficking, and entries can be submitted in the form of a poem, letter, song, short story, personal essay or memoir, or a script for a film or play. There is no word limit. There are various aspects
of human trafficking, said Sambles. They include child labour, sexual exploitation, forced marriages and bonded labour – where a child is born into slavery because the parents are slaves. The contest aims to get young people talking about a global issue that is also happening at home. “Unfortunately it does happen here under our noses. There have been stories in the paper about an event last year where teenagers trafficked other teenagers. That’s happening right here in Ottawa,” said Sambles. “Young people are crucial;
they are creative and they’ve got lots of ideas,” she added. “The younger you can educate someone the earlier they change their general outlook.” END SLAVERY DAY
PACT-Ottawa created End Slavery Day six years ago, in support of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The winner of the writing contest will have the opportunity to read his or her piece aloud at the event, or have a PACT member read it to the audience, as well as a gift from 10 Thousand Villages.
There are also prizes for the second- and third-place winners. This year’s event will be held on Dec. 2 at the Bronson Centre, and includes a guest speaker, a guided tour of the continents with a focus on a different form of trafficking, as well as information about fair trade goods. “Each year we try to do something to raise awareness about the issue of trafficking and get the community involved,” said Sambles. Tickets for the event are $5 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, email events@PACT-Ottawa.org.
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Premier’s Award recipients from eastern Ontario included Roots and Shoots Farm and Castor River Farm from rural south Ottawa. From left to right: Robin Turner, Jess Weatherhead and Danny Beswick from Roots and Shoots, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack, Benjamin Bercier and Mario Bourgeois from Cassel Brewery and George Wright from Castor River Farm.
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Visitors getting familiar with goats Roxy and Lyra (foreground) are Valerie Bifolchi, Emma Kao, 5, and Sophie Kao, 2, and Darren Kao. The Nov. 3 open house at the Dunrobin wildlife refuge featured tours, and a bake and garage sale, to raise funds for the animals’ needs. The refuge is home to 50 rescue animals, including three pot-bellied pigs, alpacas, goats, horses and donkeys.
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Christmas comes early to Kanata Pouring wine just got a little more brighter this holiday season as Stittsville resident Leigh Carroll, right, sold her creations at the fair, while friend Darby LeDuc sold handmade aprons at the All Saints Catholic High School’s 12th annual Christmas craft fair and fundraiser on Nov. 2 with funds raised going to support Grands and Friends, a group of local women who are raising funds for African grandmothers who take care of orphaned children due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Runners in the 5K make their way down Innovation Drive during the Kanata Race Day event - with a little spring in their step.
Aidan Kirkham was the first winner to cross the finish line of the 5K race.
Racing for recreation
Sports - The fourth-annual Kanata Race Day took place at the Richcraft Recreation Complex on Nov. 3 at the site of the city’s newest recreational facility. The fundraiser was organized by the community to help raise
$1.7 million towards two additional lanes for the pool, a full-size, artificial turf and lighted sports field, and enhancements to the skateboard facility. The facility will celebrate its grand opening on Dec. 5.
VP and portfolio manager at RBC Dominion Securities and treasurer of the Kanata North Recreation fundraising committee, and branch manager of RBC Gateway branch Nancy Sutherland, second from the right, present a cheque for $2,100 to Mayor Jim Watson on Kanata Race Day. Proceeds from the race fund community requested enhancements to the new Richcraft Recreation Complex. Joining them are, from left to right, Aaron Milliken of RBC Dominion Securities, Gallivan, Mayor Watson, Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, chair of Kanata Race Day Megan Cornell, Sutherland and Spiros Karadakis of RBC.
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Members of the Cheer Sport Sharks Ottawa: from left, Isabella Riem, Ashley Menary, Hayley Dodunski and Julia Menary, enjoy the team’s new gymnasium on 119 Iber Rd. in Stittsville. The Sharks will participate in the Kanata Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 16 as well as the Stittsville Parade of Lights on Nov. 30. The Sharks will also host their secondannual craft fair on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre in Glen Centre. CLAIRE MCCAUGHAN
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Throughout the month of November we ask you to consider the role that lifelong relationships have played in your life. Friends, family and community can enrich our lives. It is up to us to ensure that children and youth in care have the opportunity to form these lifetime bonds. Consider how you can help make this need a reality for children and youth in the Ottawa area.
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News – Two West Carleton developments are working their way through city hall. A retail garden centre is proposed for March Road. The one storey building and a gross floor area of about 960 square
metres (10,333 square feet) is planned for 2710 March Rd., on the south side just northeast of Highway 417. The site is currently vacant and is part of a larger parcel, which will be severed. Surrounding uses include residential uses, a gas station,
chip wagon, vacant land and a golf course. The building will contain a showroom, office, greenhouse and warehouse space. Also proposed is a future outdoor display and nursery area, which will be located immediately adjacent to the proposed building. A total
of 30 parking spaces are proposed. A decision on whether it will go ahead or not is set for Nov. 18.T he city’s Planning Department has received a site plan control application for the construction of a new warehouse building measuring 592 square metres (6,300
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A new marker stone is added to the front lawn of the Hazeldean Lodge on Young Road during a centennial celebration held on Oct. 26. Taking part in the ceremony are, from left, Richard Reeve, master of Hazeldean Lodge, Grand Master Donald Mumby, former lodge masters Bill Bradley and Glen Scott, Dario Mancuso, district deputy grand master of District 1, Mayor Jim Watson, Donald Campbell, grand master of the Grand Lodge of Canada and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson.
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Community – Hazeldean Lodge celebrated its 100th anniversary on Oct. 26. The Freemasons also held a ceremony of rededication of the lodge building, located on Young Road in Kanata. “Today shows the dedication of our brothers 100 years ago,” Grand Master Donald Campbell said during the event. “Put yourself back then and say ... who would have thought 100 years from now that Hazeldean Lodge would still be up and running , very active in the community, attracting good men and making them better men within the community. “Masonry is not a secret society, it’s a learning institution,” he said. “Our main function is education, and to help the welfare of the community.” Freemasonry was one of the first institutions brought into the Ottawa Valley by the pioneers. In Richmond, Goodwood Lodge No. 159, was formally initiated in 1863. By the beginning of the 20th century, Goodwood Lodge had grown in popularity to the point that many of the members were travelling for several kilometres over extremely difficult country roads to attend Masonic meetings. Dispensation for the new lodge was granted on June 20, 1913. The warrant for the new lodge #517 was formerly issued on July 15, 1914. “This lodge has done very well, especially in the last decade we are one of the fastest growing lodges in the district on this side of the province so I am very pleased we have a lot of younger men and family members joining as well so that brings a new perspective to things. “ said Richard Reeve, master of Hazeldean Lodge. The brethren acquired a lot in the village of Hazeldean from the Young Family and began construction in the summer of 1914. Work was completed that fall at a cost to the members of $3,180, with the lodge being duly consecrated on Oct. 9, 1914. By the end of 1914, the lodge had grown to 34 members. Campbell, assisted by other Grand Lodge officers including this year’s serving district deputy grand master, of District 1, Right Worshipful Brother Dario Mancuso, a past master of and member of Hazeldean Lodge and also a resident of Kanata, presided over the special anniversary ceremonies. Joining the Hazeldean Lodge members for this special occasion were many visiting Masons from across Ontario and the U.S. To begin the planned hour-long ceremony, The grand master and offi-
cers from the Grand Lodge of Ontario were given the gavel by the lodge master. The grand master began the festivities by rededicating the lodge after which members were also rededicated. Each Hazeldean Masonic member was then presented with new lodge regalia. The new regalia features gold coloured accents signifying that the lodge is 100 years old. Also, a new mosaic rug, that had been woven in England, was dedicated and revealed for the first time. Before concluding the inside festivities, the grand master called worshipful brothers Bill Bradley and Glen Scott forward to pay the special honors. Bill Bradley was cited for 60 years and Glen Scott for 50 years as a past masters of Hazeldean Lodge. Following the meeting members gathered outside to witness the unveiling of a new marker stone, situated at the north east corner of the building. The stone signifies the 100 years of Hazeldean Lodge. The members were joined by Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who together unveiled the special stone as more than 100 Masons looked on and cheered. Mayor Watson also presented a commemorative certificate, on behalf of the city, marking the 100th anniversary to the master of Hazeldean Lodge. Both Watson and Wilkinson in their congratulatory remarks spoke of the impact that the lodge has had on Kanata over the past 100 years.
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Community - Remote Zambian village schools are enjoying access to digital library resources that urban schools can only dream about video lessons, Wikipedia information, reading books, medical handbooks designed for village needs all without the need for Internet access. This is the latest chapter in a project led by a Kanata-
based charity, Education without Boundaries (EWB). The project is called Ukumfwana, a Bemba word that means “working together.” Katiye is a typical village in Zambia’s eastern province. The six-kilometre journey into the village follows a rutted dirt road that winds through cotton farms. Vehicles move with great care and passengers must disembark from time to time to lighten the load. Most
villagers live in mud houses: the scenes are reminiscent of age-old villages. In Katiye, hundreds of children are being educated at a community school. Through the efforts of the local school committee, a solid new cement-block building has been completed alongside a traditional mud and thatchroofed building. As of Sept. 28, the school proudly boasts solar power.
The charity`s co-founders Bob and Beth Carson have just returned from a month in Zambia launching phase II of the Ukumfwana project. Community schools in rural and urban centres have received tablet computers and a Promise hub that provides the equivalent of a wall full of books all in a small packet about the size of a cassette tape. What is a Promise hub? It is essentially a batterypowered mini-computer that broadcasts content from flash drives or SD cards to tablets, computers or smartphones. Fairly new technology a Raspberry Pi box creates a closed-web system for classroom-wide use. Up to 12 devices can be receiving 12
different programs simultaneously. Content ranges from Khan Academy lessons to the charity`s own teacher’s manuals. Phase I of the project in 2011 provided eight schools with netbooks, and funded the installation of solar power at one remote site. Phase II has added more schools and has provided solar systems to three more sites so schools can charge the new equipment. An unexpected bonus was the intense interest of Zambian officials at the easternprovince`s Ministry of Education offices. The group was prepared for a routine information session, but individuals quickly realized that this was a hands-on experience.
They sprang into action, activating their own computers and discovering how easy it was to access content. One official has promised to investigate opportunities for community schools to get electronic copies of government curriculum. Founded in 2000 by Robert and Beth Carson, Education without Boundaries is a Canadian registered charity focused on assisting African schools by providing curriculum and supplies for children and training for para-professional teachers. Education without Boundaries assists existing non-governmental organizations in Africa. For more information visit the website www.unkumfwana.org.
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News - Increasing the size of back and side yards is fine, residents told city planners during an Oct. 29 meeting, but what about front yards? The information session and workshop on the second phase of the city’s new rules to make infill better fit into existing neighbourhoods revealed a conundrum for “outer urban” neighbourhoods – the post-war areas that were suburbs of the former city of Ottawa. When the city first looked at infill rules last year, it created rules for front yards, parking and trees for the core urban neighbourhoods – but not the old suburbs. Now that the second phase of the study has been expanded at the wishes of councillors, city planners are faced with a set of rules that have a glaring hole for the outerurban neighbourhoods: no front-yard rules. “I don’t know how you can deal with side yards and back yards without dealing with front yards,” Fisher Heights Community Association president Bob McCaw said, encapsulating the confusion expressed by many of the 15 or so participants at the meeting at the Nepean Sportsplex. Hand-tied city planners tried to explain how they planned to ask city council to apply parts of the first phase of the infill rules – especially those that deal with front yards – to outer urban neighbourhoods that weren’t included in that study. That can’t happen until appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board are wrapped up – hopefully before Part 2 of the rules is considered by the planning committee on March 25, said Steve Gauthier, the planner in charge of the project. In the meantime, existing frontyard setback distances still apply, he said. Overall, the participants didn’t express many qualms with the rules Gauthier presented, which are intended to limit the size of new infill
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News - Despite the federal government’s rejection of a $9 million grant request, the city is forging ahead with an ambitious plan to redevelop Arts Court. The finance committee will be asked to kick in an extra $8.2 million to get the project going, making the total cost to the city is now $34 million compared to $31.7 million estimated in 2011. It’s worth it, said Mayor Jim Watson. “There was a strong desire, certainly on my part, to see that we invest in a significant facility for arts and culture in the downtown core,” he said. “When you look at all of our big capital spending projects, they are primarily recreation and in the suburbs … and there was really no significant infrastructure project in the downtown core.” The project might still see a bit of money from the Canada Cultural Spaces fund, said SAW Video director Penny McCann. She said some of the groups that will be tenants in the new building plan to apply to the grant program to cover the cost of equipment and fixtures as part of the $3.2 million the groups will be required to contribute. The lion’s share of that will be paid through fundraising efforts led by the Ottawa Art Gallery, McCann said. Fundraising that amount isn’t a burden on the groups, who see the project as a partnership between them and the city, she said. And it’s nothing new, she added. “We as organizations have already contributed significantly to our space,” she said. “We didn’t sit back and wait for the city to improve our spaces for us.” The city will shift $2 million in savings on more limited upgrades to the Ottawa Baseball Stadium and $1 million from a cancelled film studio into the Arts Court project. Another $1.6 million per year in operating money the city had already budgeted for 201416 – totaling $4.8 million – because the new facility was expected to have opened will instead be used to build it. The city also thinks it can get more money – $4.5 million – for the air rights for a privately developed tower on the northeast corner of the property. Also, a $6 million provincial grant has accrued an extra $500,000 in interest. Financial pressures, changing needs and a more detailed level of design mean the new Arts Court plans look a bit different than those presented in the spring. The changes would completely remove a
350-seat theatre that was contemplated in previous plans. The theatre would have required more space than originally thought – at double the cost – so the city is planning to build a 250seat screening and multi-purpose room in its place. A smaller screening room was originally supposed to be built in a repurposed space inside the existing facility, which the city determined is not actually feasible. McCann was very pleased by the investment in space proposed for the media arts. “Media arts have grown in this building and has surpasses capacity in all levels,” she said. “We’re very excited about the project.” The Arts Court Theatre’s space at 2 Daly St. wouldn’t be affected by that change, its spokesman Greggory Clark said, and neither would the Ottawa Dance Directive, according to its executive director, Yvonne Coutts. The change doesn’t mean the new centre would be smaller, said Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, it just means a change to how the space is being divvied up. “Sure, it’s a different plan,” Fleury said. “It’s that it’s just not needed. We have to make choices in a project. I think we’re still delivering on the vision.” It was decided that a large new theatre space was redundant because other venues nearby, including the Bytowne Cinema and the Frenchlanguage theatre, La Nouvelle Scène, offer similar-sized spaces. The Ottawa Art Gallery would get slightly more space on five floors and two mezzanine SUBMITTED floors instead of three floors, as originally Preliminary images show a rough idea of what an expansion of Arts Court would look planned. like, including the size of a tower that could be built by a private developer as a way for The University of Ottawa would also receive the city to generate revenue for the project. – and pay for – a larger space in the expanded facility. The university’s share would jump from 891 square metres to 1,610 square metres, including the planned blackbox theatre and the addition of four classrooms. A reduction in parking is more concerning for Fleury. While residents who live in the city’s core can easily hop on transit to get to Arts Court, many patrons come from farther afield and will need to drive, he said. “For some of the arts groups, that’s worrisome,” he said. A 160-space parking garage may not be enough, but there are a couple ways around it. If the developer who buys the air rights to build a residential, hotel or office tower at the northeast corner of the site wants more parking, the company could pay to build it. It’s also possible to work out agreements with nearby hotels and the Rideau Centre to have patrons use their parking garages, Fleury said. If everything goes to the city’s new plan, a bigger Arts Court would open in 2017.
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News - Urban psychologist Suzanne Crowhurst Lennard delivered a warning against a proliferation of condo towers during a speech Oct. 23. Suburbs aren’t the only isolating environment for people to live in, she told a crowd gathered for her Urban Forum talk at city hall. Living in towers can be very lonely, too. “People who have neighbours and acquaintances they meet daily don’t get sick as often as those who are isolated,” Crowhurst Lennard said. “The social fabric we’ve invented is what is helping keep us well.” Crowhurst Lennard is an architect but her work focuses on how architecture and city-making affects social interaction, health and quality of life. Much of her research involves how to make cities and spaces more liveable for children and seniors. Public spaces like squares and parks are the most important factor, especially for children, she said. It’s where they learn about social interaction, social roles and empathy for people who are different from them, she said. “We need these kinds of places where an intergenerational community can develop,” Crowhurst Lennard said.
Suzanne Growhurst Lennard, co-founder of the International Making Cities Livable Conferences, was the guest speaker for Urban Forum Ottawa on Oct. 23. Children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time alone, she said – an average of 3.5 hours a day for teens, which is more time than they spend with family and friends. So it’s not surprising that social anxiety disorder is also on the rise, she said. “Shyness is epidemic,” she said. “This medical problem has now come about because young people aren’t getting enough socialization.” A similar effect is happening in the elderly population, Crowhurst
Lennard said. “Both extremes cause social isolation,” she said. Cities need a mix of public spaces to boost people’s health and happiness, she said. True public spaces, like public squares, are key, but semi-private spaces like outdoor cafes and farmers’ markets are also important “hosts” in the public realm. That’s fine, Michael Mizzi, the city’s chief of development review, said during the discussion. But he
said the conundrum is homebuyers are still making the comparatively less-healthy choice of living in the suburbs. “All these people who live on quaint cul-de-sacs in suburbia travel to these urban squares on vacations to Europe,” he said. “Yet they choose to live where they live. “(Developers) are only building what the people want,” he said. Crowhurst Lennard said the narrative is shifting away from the suburbs being sold as “the” place to raise a
family, but there is still progress to be made in ensuring urban cores have the facilities and spaces people need. But the urban fabric around those places is what is needed to support life in public spaces, Crowhurst Lennard said. Dense development is key, but it’s also ideal for shops, restaurants and other types of businesses to be mixed into the residential areas, Crowhurst Lennard said. She promotes something like the Paris model, where most buildings are six storeys tall, but they are packed together with shops on the ground floors. Ensuring businesses and services are located where people live promotes independent mobility for all ages – both children and seniors can get around more easily when they don’t have to travel far. That also means traffic calming and promoting walking and cycling are needed in order to make that mobility work. Gentrification can also have a negative impact on health if it prices lower-income residents out of their neighbourhoods, said Crowhurst Lennard. The same public spaces that help keep people healthy also make the area more desirable – and therefore, more expensive. “It’s a problem no city has actually solved,” she said.
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other was always concerned that we five children didn’t have the proper respect for the true meaning of Remembrance Day. The school at Northcote with only 18 pupils, had no piano and the few county officials were already involved with the ceremony in the town of Renfrew, and so there was little in the way of observance at the school. For this reason, Mother, each year, piled all of us into the Model T and headed into town where, as she put it, there would be a proper and fitting ceremony to remember those who had fallen in the First World War. Mother’s three young brothers had all been in the army, even though Mother said they weren’t old enough to vote, but they were old enough to fight in the war. By the way Mother talked about her brothers, I wondered if they perhaps had won the war singlehandedly. Without fail, the weather was always dreadful on Remembrance Day. We would drive through freezing rain
MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories or snow, it seemed, and at a very young age I wondered if the terrible weather had something mysterious to do with the sombreness of the day. And so when we headed into Renfrew, we were bundled up like mummies with hats and mitts and winter boots. We certainly wouldn’t have the luxury of wearing slacks on such a day and even though I usually hated them with a passion, I was very grateful for the heavy navy blue, fleecelined bloomers over our long underwear and long beige, ribbed stockings. But it never mattered how much clothes we had on, there was always a piercing wind rolling down Raglan Street where the parade took place at the war memorial and it penetrated our bodies and had us shivering like
leaves on tree. The children from the Renfrew schools always marched to the place where the ceremony was held. We five country children were very aware that we weren’t really a part of a group, but that certainly didn’t matter to our mother. She would wait until the town school pupils had formed perfect lines, looking neither left nor right, and would march the five of us right up to the front row, and position us so that we were actually an extension of the line-up of town kids. My older sister Audrey was most embarrassed, but her protests did nothing to sway our Mother. The town children had sheets of music and we would shudder in embarrassment when we would
see Mother walk right over to a teacher, whisper in her ear, and then point to us. We would then see her head back to us with five sheets of music. For reasons much beyond my comprehension, someone from the town ranks of pupils always fainted. Just as sure as death and taxes, as soon as the person leading the program opened his mouth, one or two would topple over. If the overcome person was a girl, the teacher would rush up, fan her with the sheet music, and if that didn’t help, she would be carried off with her eyes rolled into the back of her head. But if it was a boy pupil who had succumbed to the pressures of the day and toppled over, he was left to lie there until he either revived on his own or the ceremony ended. Emerson said, on the way home, “those Renfrew kids are a sickly lot ... certainly none of us ever fell over in a dead faint.” After all the war songs had been sung, out of the crowd would come a very old man with a shiny trumpet tucked under his arm. He
would walk the full length of the parade area, and he wore a soldier’s uniform that obviously had been borrowed. His hands were all but covered with the cuffs and the pant legs bagged over his swath-covered legs. He was very elderly and Mother, ever the one to add drama to any situation, said he probably fought in the Boer
his arms swinging, marched back down the street to where Mother had parked the Model T. On the road back to Northcote we would be subjected once again to Mother’s stories of how her own brothers went off to war and often her voice would catch with the memory. But we knew she was filled with pride and I
Mother’s three young brothers had all been in the army, even though Mother said they weren’t old enough to vote, but they were old enough to fight in the war. By the way Mother talked about her brothers, I wondered if they perhaps had won the war singlehandedly. War. He played the trumpet loud and clear as a bell, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd. The Renfrew children were the first to march off the parade grounds and Emerson, not to be outdone by kids from town, turned on the heal of his gum-rubbers and with
too would be caught up in the stories. I would think of those uncles, who returned safely from battle unscarred and I would think I was related to true war heroes. Then I would know, even though I was very young, why Remembrance Day was so important to our mother.
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We will remember them The village of Vernon paid tribute to the fallen on Nov. 2 during a special Remembrance Day ceremony. The service doubled as a rededication of the cenotaph, as well. Here, Silver Cross mother Barbara Brogan, escorted by legion branch president Sam McGee, prepares to lay a wreath at the cenotaph.
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Too much money is being spent on partisan government advertising when really that kind of money could be spent on programs such as health care. MP DAVID MCGUINTY
McGuinty said he introduced the bill after hearing from constituents who were concerned about the Conservative governments’ spending. The bill will not affect pro-
vincially-run advertisements. According to an advertising report and recent cabinet approvals, from 2006 to 2012 the federal government spent $548.6 million dollars on advertising, said McGuinty. It is expected that for the fiscal years ending 2013 and 2014, another $121 million is projected to be spent. The total is almost $670 million since taking office, he said. “That’s an extraordinary amount of money,” he said. “Sixty millions dollars could fund any one of the following: 30 MRI machines, 1,000 registered nurses’ salaries for one year, 20,000 hip, knee and cataract surgeries, or 8,500 insulin pumps for our kids coping with Type 1 diabetes.” “Every member of Parliament from every party, including the government members, cannot look their constituents in the eyes and justify this spending.” “I’m calling on my colleagues from all sides of the House to support this bill and work with me to eliminate partisan advertising once and for all.” The bill has gone through a first reading, and now McGuinty is looking to obtain support from his colleagues.
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News - A group of Ottawa doctors emptied their wallets to help out a local palliative care facility
recently. One hundred doctors held a conference at the beginning of October to discuss end-of-life needs and palliative care services and it was there that some of the organizers,
including Manotick family practitioner Dr. Alykhan Abdulla, asked those in attendance to donate some money to the Ottawa Mission’s Diane Morrison Hospice. “We were there, motivated to
Barrhaven welcomes first health food store! Residents of Barrhaven and Manotick now have healthy choices closer to home as Kardish Health Food Centre opens its newest location at the corner of Strandherd Drive and Woodroffe Avenue. The new store, which opened October 21, is the seventh location for this local, family-owned health food chain. The largest health food chain in the area, Kardish is known for its clean and modern stores with a wide selection of specialty health and bulk foods, gluten-free products, natural health and beauty aids, vitamins, and other natural health supplements. Friendly, knowledgeable team members are available to support customers along their paths to personal health.
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in the mission’s hospice. For the doctors, Abdulla said what he saw was a group of individuals motivated to help make significant changes with how palliative care is provided in the Ottawa region. “What’s amazing about physicians is that they are motivated to do good. You give them a challenge and they rise to it,” he said. “There has been a lot of controversy about end-of-life, and physicians want to have a conversation about dying. They are interested in making sure that the right things are being discussed and done.” Abdulla said part of those things discussed at the conference were to make sure patients know what their options are. “It’s about giving them information,” he said. “It’s about having conversations about personal care.” Abdulla has been practicing family medicine for more than 20 years, but it has only been in the past year that he has been training with a small group of local doctors to offer palliative care services to the community. He started his palliative care training by shadowing another doctor. “It’s a completely different mind-set,” he said. “You are not actually fixing things, you are having conversations, you are letting them know and feel empowered. And it’s about getting the patients the right kind of medications. It’s really about spending the time to listen and guide people through the process.”
Store Manager and Registered Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Kane is a Barrhaven native who has been working with Kardish for more than two years. She looks forward to playing a part in helping her own neighbourhood become informed about healthier alternatives and she invites anyone who has never (or ever) set foot in a health food store to come in for a visit.
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talk about end-of-life,” Abdulla said. “One of the things we wanted to do is get a conversation going and because we had a group of all in one room, we thought it would be even better to get doctors to give a donation for an organization that was in most need.” The idea to donate that particular hospice, Abdulla said, was because of a fellow doctor at the conference. “Jeff Turnbull has a history with the mission, so we decided to help their palliative care facility,” he said. Turnbull’s organization, Ottawa Inner City Health, provides health services to the palliative care beds at the Ottawa Mission. The doctors collected $2,800 to be able to purchase a blood testing machine. Priced at $2,500, the doctors used the remaining funds to buy blankets, socks and underwear for the mission. “It will give our hospice clients easier access to blood results, especially those with different diseases,” said Shirley Roy, spokeswoman for the mission. The machine offers faster intervention and less hassle for blood work because it involves only a finger prick. “We just really appreciate the recognition that these people are vulnerable; this type of donation promotes easier access to health care.” Roy added the support that this group of doctors has offered to the mission reinforces the commitment staff has to help the homeless
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