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Four people, dog rescued from pond BY JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Four people and a dog ended up in chest-deep water at a retention pond near Coldwater Crescent in south Kanata before firefighters arrived on Nov. 24. A woman and her dog went through ice on the pond around 4:50

p.m. on Thursday, said firefighters in a news release. Another woman called 911 to report the emergency and give details on the best way for emergency services to access the pond, said Danielle Cardinal, Ottawa fire spokeswoman. See FIRE, page 3

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Fire services remind people to be safe around water this winter ed the officer and the female bystander from the water. The dog was pulled from the water at 4:57 p.m., said Cardinal, and everyone was out of the icy water and conscious by 5:06 p.m. Firefighters put emergency blankets, toques and jackets on the civilians to help them warm up and get dry before being moved to a more ac-

women and the dog. An Ottawa police officer arrived on scene at 4:55 p.m. and the female officer went in the water to assist all the civilians. The officer pulled the male bystander and one of the females from the water, said Cardinal. When firefighters arrived shortly afterward, they assist-

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“The caller stayed on the line, which was really fantastic, giving us frequent updates,” said Cardinal. After the first woman and her dog went through the ice, a female bystander entered the water to help. A male bystander also entered the water to help the two

cessible area for paramedic access. “Our main concern for anyone around water is hypothermia,” said Cardinal. Ottawa paramedics provided patient care on scene and transported one female to hospital. Cardinal commended the civilians who took action to help, adding the fire service

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Glamorous fundraiser brings out hundreds BY MICHELLE NASH BAKER michelle.nash@metroland.com

A fundraiser in Kanata takes one person’s trash and makes it another’s treasure. The All that Glam – Give a Jewel Feed a School fundraiser took place at the Richcraft Recreation Complex on Nov. 26 and welcomed hundreds of jewelry lovers out on a Saturday morning to pick up their next best accessories for a steal of a price. Over the course of four years, the fundraiser, thanks to corporate matching has raised nearly $100,000 for breakfast programs at a Nunavut school. And it’s all thanks to a mother-daughter team. It all started when then Grade 12 Stittsville student Eva Von Jagow, was researching Nunavut for a school project when she learned just how much food costs in northern Canada. Overwhelmed by the fact that a jar of peanut butter could cost nearly $18, and

those children in the region tend to start their days off hungry or with poor nutrition, Eva turned to her mother, Karen Von Jagow and said she wanted to help. “It was wrong and I needed to do something,” Eva said. Eva and her mother came up with the idea to repurpose purses and handbags and jewelry that was just collecting dust in their home. That idea has grown into a not-for-profit organization and an event that saw long line-ups at the complex early in the morning. All the money raised goes directly to the breakfast program. “We are over the moon with the outpouring of support,” Eva said. This year the fundraiser included artwork and art pieces from the student recipients from the Nunavut school, Coral Harbor School, both on display as well as part of the silent auction at the sale. Now 22 years old, Eva said this issue is a Canadian issue

and the fact the sale brings out so many supporters is amazing – nearly 700 to 800 shoppers throughout the day. She added she hopes that this fundraiser can help raise awareness to the high costs of food. “It’s not right and it took me until I was in Grade 12 to realize it,” she said. Proud of what her daughter and the community can do to help, Karen agreed with Eva about spreading the word. “Just because it's 2,000 miles (3,218 kilometres) away, it doesn’t mean it's not our backyard,” Karen said. Karen said that even after the fundraiser is over their work is not done. “We pretty much start planning the next day,” Karen said. Donations are accepted throughout the year. For more information about the fundraiser, the breakfast program or to donate jewelry and handbags visit allthatglamfundraiser.com.

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Annual vigil to commemorate murdered, abused women Dec. 6 marks 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre BY JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

An annual candlelight vigil at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre on Dec. 6 will mark the 27th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. The event honours the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique, and all other women and children who have been murdered and abused. “We want to show our remembrance of the event and for the women,” said Terry Longhorn, a peer supporter in the violence against women program at the resource centre. “And for all women who have lost their lives.” Fourteen female engineering students were killed by a psychologically disturbed gunman at École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. He claimed he was “fighting feminism” and shot 28 people, killing the 14 women, before turning the gun on himself. “The whole original event was the first time in Canada that women were targeted because of their gender” and made headlines, said Longhorn. Since then, Dec. 6 is recognized as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence

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Volunteers light 15 candles and lay roses to honour women who have been victims of violence. The annual vigil, held on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Dec. 6, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Against Women, to honour the victims and raise awareness that violence against women is still an issue.

“It needs to be kept at the forefront, it needs to be kept in peoples’ minds,” said Longhorn.

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The VAW peer support program spends time in local schools talking about healthy relationships and educating youth on what is and is not acceptable behaviour. “You see so many relationships where people are just not nice to each other,” said Longhorn, adding a healthy relationship is characterized by respect and equality. “I think it’s just a matter of letting the public know, (creating) awareness … It’s nice to have that contact, to be out in the public and saying ‘It still is an issue.’” VIGIL

The vigil is an opportunity for people to come out and show their support, said Longhorn, and everyone is welcome. Members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Carleton University have attended the vigil for a number of years now. “The boys come out in full force to show their support,” said Long-

horn. Cathy Jordan, executive director of the resource centre, will emcee the event this year. It's her last before her retirement in the new year. A guest speaker is planned for the event. Past speakers have talked of their experiences with abuse and how they left violent relationships. During the vigil, fourteen candles will be lit in memory of the female engineering students – Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewica – while a 15th flame will honour all the unnamed victims. Following the outdoor portion of the ceremony there will be an indoor reception. The vigil begins at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the resource centre, located at 2 MacNeil Crt. For details, visit wocrc.ca.

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till reeling from the outcome of the U.S. election, many of us find ourselves talking about the great middle class. Which party is really fighting for the middle class? What are they doing to create tax breaks and jobs for the middle class? Politicians always seem to talk about the great middle class and how they can help them. In the 2015 federal election in Canada, the Liberal Party was indeed successful due to its appeal to the socalled middle class. A year later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticized for being the opposite of Robin Hood — robbing from the poor to give to the rich. And rightfully so. In the budget earlier this year, for example, the Liberals introduced a new Child Care Benefit. Families making up to $195,000 per year are eligible to receive some of the funds. A household with a total household income of $90,000 is entitled to the full benefit of $5,650 annually, tax-free.

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse But wait a minute. A closer looks shows the biggest misnomer here is the term middle class. The Liberals threw around a bunch of shady definitions – people worried about retirement, those worried about not having a job in 20 years (which is basically everyone in the new gig economy), families worried about putting their kids through post-secondary school. But as the old Scotia Bank commercials tell us, “You’re richer than you think.” Canada’s middle class, as defined by the federal Liberals, are actually among the richest people in the country. Statistics

Canada tells us that individuals who earned $89,000 per year or more in 2013 are officially in the top 10 per cent of income earners in Canada. Despite this, politicians are successfully appealing to them at every turn by redistributing wealth in their favour. And yet, there are 4.5 million Canadians currently living below the poverty line. A report released in late November, to mark the 26th anniversary of Canada’s pledge to eradicate child poverty by 2000, is a sobering reminder that, by subsidizing wealthy citizens, we are failing the most vul-

nerable among us. Since the pledge to eliminate child poverty was made in 1989, the child poverty rate has jumped to 18.6 per cent from 15.6 per cent in a single generation. For children under six, the number is 20 per cent. Nearly one in five Canadian children are living in poverty. The statistics are far more dire among Canada’s indigenous populations. In Nunavut, 45 per cent of children are in poverty. In Saskatchewan, nearly 70 per cent of children living on reserves are in poverty. As politicians poise themselves as the defenders of the great middle class, it’s time they redefine precisely who these people are. Hint: It’s not those making six figures who are apparently

worried about putting their kids through university. If a family’s biggest concerns are whether to buy a second car,

Trudeau’s Liberals are neglecting families that could truly use a leg up. if junior can afford those expensive music lessons or “should we buy fair trade organic coffee this week?” they probably shouldn’t be receiving tax-free handouts from the government. By subsidizing the rich under the guise of “helping the middle class,” Trudeau’s

Liberals are neglecting families that could truly use a leg up. This includes the real middle class and the poor – the 90 per cent of Canadians earning less than $89,000 per year. Even if you’re not a socialist at heart, there’s a good economic argument for eliminating tax benefits to the rich to target subsidies where they’re most needed. The poor will spend the money, because they have to, in order to put food on the table. Keeping Canadians out of poverty and encouraging spending would offer a much bigger boon to the economy than giving handouts to Canada’s wealthiest to help them pay off their massive consumer debts.

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aiti is a long way from Ottawa. For a community newspaper, an invitation to the small Caribbean nation at first seemed like it would not fit with our hyper-local focus. But then again, we are all people, and people from right here in Ottawa are trying to make a difference in Haiti. Metroland reporter-photographer Erin McCracken visited Haiti to see first-hand what challenges the people there face. It’s not a pretty picture, but it’s not beyond hope. You can find her reporting and photographs in our Ottawa papers and her video coverage at ottawacommunitynews.com. The small country was poor before dealing with a major earthquake, and more recently, a hurricane. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere by almost any measure, it’s 11 million citizens include 10 million who need daily food assistance. Even if we are thousands of kilometres away, we can make a difference. We can donate funds

to help rebuild, and we can ask our elected representatives to make Haiti’s future a priority. The linguistic connection between our nations – French is the main language in Haiti – should make financial and infrastructure connections easier to build between us. Haiti can be reached in little more than five hours by jet. We can help our fellow man, woman and child, all of whom live no further away than the sunny beaches many of us travel to each winter. What we learned through our coverage is that there are newly linked Canadian partners working on rebuilding efforts. It may never be a wealthy nation or home to secret offshore bank accounts of the rich and famous (as some Caribbean islands are). But Haiti does not deserve to be written off. And in fact, we have learned there is an NGO – one with growing ties to Canada and Ottawa – with an operations network that is getting muchneeded supplies directly to those in need. If you can help, www.foodforthepoor.ca will put donations to good use.

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arning: This column is definitely about First World problems. If you need to read about the troubles of people who are genuinely miserable, you should turn somewhere else. OK. Thanks to those of you who stayed and will now be treated to a rant about parking regulations in Ottawa. To begin with, what are they? The question arises, it goes without saying, from getting a parking ticket. It should not have been unexpected. The sign clearly said “one-hour parking” and the car was clearly there for longer than that. Other people at the same gathering got tickets too. They were equally surprised. We always parked there and never got a ticket. We figured we never got a ticket

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town because one-hour parking didn’t make much sense. It wasn’t a high-traffic street, it wasn’t near a hospital, it wasn’t a school zone. So we just assumed they weren’t really serious about it and enforcement wasn’t going to happen. Well, that was wrong. And you can say we got what we deserved, and we did. But we wouldn’t have if we’d parked on the same side street but on the other side of Wellington Street. There the signs said “twohour parking.” And why? The streets looked

the same. A little further south or a little further west and the streets would have had no signs on them at all. We could park there for days. On the other hand, a little further east and we would have seen signs saying, and I paraphrase loosely, “no parking Monday to Thursday between 2 and 4 p.m., but otherwise it’s one-hour parking except between Dec. 1 and April 15.” Now, it would have taken the reading of about three signs to get that information, all of which appeared to be No Parking signs but weren’t, exactly, when you read the fine print, which hardly anybody does. You could drive a bit further east and find parking machines. Those you can understand — assuming you can understand machines. What you can’t understand is why they are there and not here.

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You could travel a few blocks south and find no parking allowed anywhere at any time, because a hospital was somewhere in the near distance. Is there fairness in this? Perhaps. Somebody must have thought so at some point. And maybe we could bring ourselves to agree if somebody could explain the logic behind any of it. Is there logic? Or is it just a case of some influential people howling about parking in front of their houses. You could forgive the public for thinking that. Maybe, as a first step, somebody who understands the logic, probably somebody at city hall, could explain it to the rest of us. Why is it one hour here but two hours there and no hours somewhere else? Why are some places unlimited and some places off limits. Why are there meters here but not there? Yes, yes, we shouldn’t be having these problems. We should be walkEDITORIAL: MANAGING EDITOR: Theresa Fritz, 613-221-6225 theresa.fritz@metroland.com NEWS EDITOR: Nevil Hunt, nevil.hunt@metroland.com, 613-221-6235 REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER: Jessica Cunha jessica.cunha@metroland.com - 613-221-6239 POLITICAL REPORTER: Jennifer McIntosh jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com, 613-221-6220 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 5PM

ing or taking the bus and not clogging the streets with our polluting vehicles. However, it’s going to take a few years (and a lot of construction) before we reach the stage where parking becomes irrelevant to us. In the meantime, maybe somebody could help make the parking rules make sense.

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More than 175 people attend a public meeting on radon gas held at the Mlacak Centre on Nov. 21. Radon experts at the meeting encourage people to test their homes for the radioactive gas as long-term exposure can lead to increased health risks such as lung cancer. JESSICA CUNHA/ METROLAND

Long-term radon gas exposure ups lung cancer risk ‘It’s never too late to test’: Health Canada BY JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

When Jeff Strickland tested his Morgan’s Grant home for radon the levels of the radioactive gas found were between 1,100 and 1,200 Becquerels per cubic metre, far exceeding Health Canada’s acceptable guideline level of 200. Strickland talked about his family’s experience with installing a radon reduction system at a public meeting at the Mlacak Centre on Nov. 21. More than 175 people attended. “We started to do our research and we found that radon is odourless, it’s colourless, you can’t tell if it’s there – you have to test,” he told the crowd. “With that system installed we went from 1,100to-1,200 (Becquerels per cubic metre) to below 100.” Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground and is found in all buildings throughout the city and across the country, said Kel-

ley Bush, head of radon education and awareness with Health Canada. It comes in through cracks and gaps in foundation floors and even if the floor is completely sealed, concrete is porous, said Bush. “As long as your house is touching the ground, it’s going to have some radon in it,” she said. “The only way to know how much is to test.” Strickland’s next-door neighbours on either side tested below the 200 Becquerels per cubic metre mark, while another home in his neighbourhood was above 2,000. Long-term exposure to the gas can lead to lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada, and the leading cause for non-smokers. The risk of lung-cancer for a non-smoker exposed to high levels of radon gas over a long period of time is about one in 20. For smokers, that risk increases to one in three, said Bush. “Based on research that we’ve done we estimate that over 3,000 people a year die of radon-induced lung cancer,” she said. “While that is a big number, the reason we’re here, the reason we have a national radon program, is because there is something you can do about it. And the risk is long-term so it’s never too

late to test and it’s never too late to reduce the amount of radon in your homes if you need to.” TEST YOUR HOME

Health Canada recommends that people test their home, either using a certified do-it-yourself kit or by hiring a qualified professional. The test should be conducted over a minimum of three months on the lowest level of a home to ensure an accurate reading as radon levels can fluctuate. A radon test kit costs about $80 from the city and includes lab fees. The Canadian Cancer Society is offering discounted radon gas test kits online for $30 (plus a $12 shipping fee). For every kit sold, $12 is donated to the cancer society. “The protection of Canadians from all things cancerrelated is something we take quite seriously,” said Laura Lafantaisie, volunteer engagement co-ordinator with the cancer society. “Just because one house is fine doesn’t mean next door is. The only way to know how safe your home is to test it.” Winter is the best season to test a home as houses are more tightly sealed during the cold months.

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Allan Hubley

Radon reduction systems ‘very effective’

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City Councillor Kanata South Week in Review In 2002 and 2009 over 1,200 homes in Ottawa’s west end with Glen Cairn being ground zero, were damaged by flooding and sewer back up due to the insufficient infrastructure system that had been installed years before for a community half the size of Kanata South today. We developed a plan to fix the issues and with the strong support of Mayor Watson, council approved it and work started immediately in 2011. I am pleased to announce that the West End Flood Mitigation work is completed – on time and on budget! We now have a storm water management system that is built to protect your home and keep your families safe for years to come. Property values are reflecting our confidence in the system and Kanata South is again one of the hottest real estate markets in the city. OC Transpo’s Fill the Bus This Saturday December 3rd is OC Transpo’s Annual Food Drive. Non perishable food donations can be dropped off at Laura’s Your Independent Grocer as well as the Real Canadian Superstore throughout the day. Food collected will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard to help feed those in need this holiday season. Community Wagon Rides I am very excited to again be hosting my annual holiday wagon rides to see the Christmas lights around Kanata South. This year, we have 7 nights of rides leaving from various locations around the ward. The rides are from 6-8pm and are weather dependent, so in case of inclement weather, please check my Facebook page or website www.councillorallanhubley.ca, for updates. • December 6th – leaving from Castlefrank Elementary School (55 McCurdy Drive) • December 7th – leaving from Katimavik Elementary School (64 Chimo Drive) • December 8th – leaving from Holy Redeemer Elementary School (75 McCurdy Drive) • December 12th – leaving from Crownridge Park (290 Meadowbreeze Drive) • December 13th – leaving from W.O. Mitchell Elementary School (80 Steeple Chase Drive) • December 15th – leaving from Kristina Kiss Park (20 Cope Drive) • December 19th – leaving from St. Martin de Porres School (20 McKitrick Drive) Hope to see you there! 2017 Project As a 2017 project I am pleased to invite you to join me in documenting the people, places and activities that make Kanata South a great place to live, work and play. Please send me your ideas of who you think should be highlighted in our book and why. If you want to put more than one person forward – please do so as we all know that a community has many people that make it special. Details regarding this project can be found on my website under the Community tab. Upcoming Events December 3rd: The 25th Annual Christmas Cookie walk at the Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Rd. 9am-noon. For more information please email office@gcuc.ca. Working for Kanata South: It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: allan.hubley@ottawa.ca. 10 Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mitigation systems for homes that test positive for high levels of radon “are very effective,” said Bush. A pipe is installed through the foundation floor to the outside either at ground or roof level. A fan attached to the pipe draws the radon from under a home and pushes it outside. “It can reduce the radon level by 80 per cent,” said Bush. The cost for a system runs around $2,000 to $3,000. “It’s equivalent to other home maintenance costs like a furnace or an air conditioner,” she said. New homebuilders in Ottawa will cover the cost of installing a mitigation system under the one-year warranty, while Tarion covers new homes between twoto seven-years-old, said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “If your home is under seven years old don’t wait any longer to get tested,” she said. Wilkinson tested her house and it was below the guideline level. The Ontario government is currently looking at changes to the provincial building code to reflect changes made in the national code when it comes to radon gas. The national code requires

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Jeff Strickland (right), his wife Sarah and their two children James, 7, and Juliana, 10, have a similar radon reduction system in their home after testing showed the levels of the radioactive gas were more than 1,100 Becquerels per cubic metre, far exceeding Health Canada’s acceptable guideline level of 200. builders to consider radon protection in their designs to minimize the level of the gas entering

through foundation floors. It also includes installing a roughin for a future radon reduction

system should one be required. These requirements are currently not part of the provincial building code, however, many new homebuilders “have been voluntarily putting rough-ins into new homes in Kanata,” said Wilkinson. The Canadian Cancer Society encourages people to contact their local MPP to “let them know that they believe radon is an important issue and they believe the codes need to be changed to have an impact,” said Lafantaisie, who lives in Katimaivk. People can send a letter of support to their MPP through the cancer society’s campaign at takeaction.cancer.ca. Strickland said he’s happy he tested his home and encourages others to do so. “It’s extremely simple; take the time, do the test,” he said. “My wife and I feel great having a home that is safer for our children.” To find a certified radon mitigation professional recognized by Health Canada, visit c-nrpp. ca or call 1-855-722-6777. For information on radon test kits, visit takeactiononradon.ca/test, and for more details on radon gas, visit healthcanada.gc.ca/ radon.


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SchoolBOX founder awarded Meritorious Service Cross BY JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Jack MacLaren Member of Provincial Parliament Carleton-Mississippi Mills

Town-Hall Meetings On Hydro Rates Why is the cost of hydro so high? How is it possible to use little or no electricity and yet have to pay through the nose for “delivery fees”? Is this all a government shell game or is there some rationale to it? I’ll be holding two town-hall meetings on the exorbitant hydro rates facing Ottawa residents. Renowned journalist and Ontario Hydro expert Parker Gallant has agreed to join these Town Halls to brief residents on why Ontario Hydro Rates are some of the highest in the developed world. Parker has written extensively in the Financial Post about the impact of Ontario Hydro rates on communities throughout Ontario. Parker’s talk is called “Watts in your hydro bill?’ Parker will take you through every line-item on your bill, and he’ll explain what each one covers. If you think the electricity line covers only the cost of generating electricity, you may be shocked at what else it contains. Here are the dates, times, and locations for both town-hall meetings: • December 3rd, 2016 • 10:00-12:00pm Kinburn Community Centre 3045 Kinburn Side Road, Kinburn, ON • December 3rd, 2016 • 2:00-4:00pm Intercultural Dialogue Institute 335 Michael Cowpland Drive #112, Kanata, ON For more information, please contact his office at 613-599-3000 or email jack.maclarenco@pc.ola.org

Contact Information Constituency Office of Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton-Mississippi Mills 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 100 Kanata, Ontario K2M 1P6 Telephone: (613) 599-3000 E-Mail: Jack.MacLarenCo@pc.ola.org www.jackmaclarenmpp.com Let’s Stay In Touch 12 Kanata Kourier-Standard - Thursday, December 1, 2016

An Almonte man was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross by the Governor General for his educational work in Nicaragua on Nov. 25. Tom Affleck, founder of SchoolBOX, has built more than 80 classrooms and provided supplies to tens of thousands of students, allowing them to attend school and gain an education. “This is a recognition of the SchoolBOX community and the work we’ve done together,” said Affleck, in a phone interview shortly after the ceremony. “I couldn’t be more grateful. I'm really looking forward to building more schools and helping more kids get an education.” Affleck, 38, founded SchoolBOX in 2006, a year after he travelled to Nicaragua while working on a separate project. On a whim, he took notebooks and pencils with him when he visited a farmer in the northern part of the country. The farmer’s face “lit up” when he presented the school supplies, which would allow the farmer’s daughter to attend school. She had been unable to attend class before because the family couldn’t afford 50-cents worth of school supplies, said Affleck. “It profoundly shocked me and impacted me,” he said. “My passion became helping children with really basic supplies, which moved into building schools and libraries and sports programs.” Affleck said he works with close to 20,000 students and teachers in Nicaragua every year. HONOUR TO CANADA

Gov. Gen. David Johnston presented Affleck with the Meritorious Service Cross on Nov. 25 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The national honour recognizes a deed or activity “performed in an outstandingly professional manner, or with uncommonly high standards. The activity is often innovative, sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community and brings considerable benefit or honour to Canada.” Mississippi Mills Mayor

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SchoolBOX founder Tom Affleck (centre) receives the Meritorious Service Cross from Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Nov. 25. Affleck is joined by his wife Sarah Kerr, SchoolBOX executive director. Shaun McLaughlin was one of the nominators who put Affleck’s name forward for the Meritorious Service Cross. “Tom Affleck is an example to all Canadians, teaching us that we don’t have to be content with the status quo for disadvantaged people,” said McLaughlin. “He has inspired hundreds of volunteers in our community and right across Canada to participate in SchoolBOX, and our town is very proud of his accomplishments.” SchoolBOX has supplied more than 475,000 notebooks to children, which allows them to attend class.

“We’re really working with people who have significant needs,” said Affleck. “It’s a huge motivational lift for the community.” Often, after SchoolBOX has built a classroom in a community, additional infrastructure follows, such as water services, roads and health centres, said Affleck. “These are all projects that have come in after we’ve helped to get the communities on the map,” he said. “It’s been amazing to see how the communities have been lifted up.” Affleck’s wife and executive director of SchoolBOX, Sarah

Kerr, oversees the day-to-day administration of the organization. She travelled to Nicaragua on Nov. 26 with 12 people from Equator Coffee to break ground on a new school. Over the years, Affleck and has worked with a number of churches in the Kanata, Stittsville and Carp areas, as well as community and school groups in Ottawa and the Valley, to build schools. “It’s just wonderful how the community has come behind us; that’s really the SchoolBOX story,” said Affleck. “It’s a really uplifting and inspiring experience.”


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Carleton-Mississippi Mills Conservative MPP Jack MacLaren is urging residents who are unhappy with their Hydro One bills to make their voices heard. MacLaren held the first of four town hall meetings on Nov. 26 at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham to rally his constituents to stand up against the current hydro structure and to shed light on exactly what ratepayers are funding with each month’s bill. “The Ontario energy crisis seems to defy logical explanation,” MacLaren said during the meeting. “I think you’ll all be surprised to learn what you’ve been charged for.” Attendees of the meeting had the opportunity to hear a presentation from Parker Gallant, a retired banker, journalist and former chairman of the Canadian Bankers Association’s trade finance committee, who went over some of the “hidden fees” included in the average hydro bill from Hydro One. His presentation, arranged by Conservative MacLaren, was critical of the Liberal government. For example, Gallant told the crowd that off-peak hydro rates have increased 222 per cent in the last six years, since May 1, 2008. While there was no rate increase on Nov. 1 of this year, Gallant said he suspects Hydro One is “just delaying the inevitable” increase to another time. On Jan. 1 of this year, Hydro One ratepayers also adopted the Ontario Electricity Support Program, which offers support for low-income families to receive a small break on their hydro bill. Everyone else, Gallant said, picks up the fall from those discounts. “Why burden the rest of the ratepayers in the province?” Gallant asked. The Liberal government has also introduced a Rural and Remote Rate Protection program, effective Jan. 1, 2017, which aims to reduce the costs to provide electricity to communities not hooked into the conventional grid, such as First Nations communities. Gallant said he doesn’t think ratepayers should have to pay for that, either. All in all, Gallant said that the average Hydro One bill has increased 33 per cent over the last 24 months. He ended his presentation with a slide that read, “When I was young I was scared of the dark. Now when I see my electricity bill I am scared of the lights.” Several of the meeting’s attendees were curious to know what a Conservative government would do in the Liberals’ place. “What would you advise a future, Conservative government do?” Richard Bonato, a Carp resident, asked. Ross Valliant, another Carp resident, directed the same question at MacLaren.

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Conservative MPP for Carleton-Mississippi Mills Jack MacLaren hosted the first two of four public town hall meetings featuring Parker Gallant on Nov. 26 in Pakenham and Kanata. Gallant, shown here at the Pakenham meeting, spoke out about the current hydro situation under the Liberal government. “We’d call Parker,” MacLaren said in answer, referring to Gallant. MacLaren went on to say that a decade ago, Ontarians had average incomes that were 10 per cent higher than the average for the rest of the country. Now, he said, Ontarians have a lower average income than the national average. “We are suffering – we have neighbours who are suffering,” he added. “We are taxing the poor to pay the rich – that’s what the current government is doing.” MacLaren said that he urges all residents who are “fed up” with their hydro bills to write to their local MPs, MPPs, the Minister of Energy (Glenn Thibeault) and Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne. “We have to make a lot of noise,” MacLaren said. “If they get a stack of mail and it all says the same thing, they’ll get the message.” MacLaren said that the issue of hydro is the number one item that his office receives the most calls about, and that the rate of calls is only increasing. “I thought it would be good for people to collect and talk about it,” he said. “To sort of gather people to stand up and say we’ve had enough.” MacLaren has drafted a petition that he plans to bring forward at the legislature to protest hydro prices in Ontario. It can be found on his website at jackmaclarenmpp. com. “A lot of people are mad as hell and we need to do something,” he said. MacLaren will host two more town halls featuring Gallant’s hydro presenta-

tion, in addition to the two he hosted on Nov. 26 in Pakenham and Kanata: • Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Kinburn Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute in Kanata from 2 to 4 p.m.

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WORK TO START ON KNL LANDS – The province has approved the Net Benefit Permit for endangered species for phases 7 & 8 (west of Goulbourn Forced Rd. from Kizell wetland to Terry Fox) and issued conditions that require the following to be done in 2017: construction of new wetlands and nesting areas by April 15, Turtle exclusion fencing by March 15 & excavation of realigned Shirley’s Brook by July 1. To do this work the permit allows for immediate tree clearing and City staff will approve that work after perimeter fencing is in place with a 6-metre strip to remain uncut on all sides. The permit also calls for a three year impact study to be done by the University of Ottawa at the cost of the developer. Fencing is already underway. Tree cutting will start soon. Construction of a watermain and parts of the Goulbourn Forced Road will also be underway. Construction in Phase 9, the area by the Beaver Pond, can start as soon as a new culvert is provided near March Road, likely early in 2017 with installation of services and roads. The first homes in the area are expected in late 2017 or early 2018. “UNLOAD THE BUSES” EVENT BY THE KANATA FOOD CUPBOARD, Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm, 340 Legget Drive (Unit #46) – OC Transpo buses and volunteers will be at both Loblaws stores in Kanata all day on Saturday Dec. 3rd to accept donations of food and cash for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Your Independent Grocer also participates but a bus won’t be there. At 6 pm the buses are driven to the Food Cupboard Depot on Legget Drive where the kick off for the Christmas program will be underway. You’re invited to join myself and other volunteers to unload the buses. A “human chain” of adults and children pass the food from the buses to bins in the warehouse. Live music and refreshments will be available. This is a great way for families to work together for a great cause. UPDATE INNOVATION PARK & RIDE – The new Park & Ride is progressing as planned and should be finished this month. A new signalized intersection is now complete and in operation at Terry Fox Drive and Innovation Drive. UPCOMING EVENTS Dec. 3, LUNCH & MOVIE, 11:45-2:45 pm, Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. – Movie “Noel”. Tickets $9.50 for members & $11.50 for non-members. Dec. 5, EVENING OF LEARNING: ETYMOLOGY OF NAMES, 7 pm, Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Dec. 6, VIGIL TO REMEMBER WOMEN KILLED AT MONTREAL MASSACRE, 5 pm, Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, 2 MacNeil Court Dec. 17, RICHCRAFT RECREATION COMPLEX-KANATA HOLIDAY EVENT, 8-10 am, 4101 Innovation Dr. – Festive activities for the whole family. LOCAL SEASONAL CONCERTS – details on my website Dec. 3 & 4, Goulbourn Jubliee Singers, Glen Cairn United Church

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When it comes to helping out with your kids’ sports teams, the Ottawa Sport Council has got your back. Executive director Marcia Morris said when it comes to organized sports, most parents who join are eager to help or are – mostly likely – talked into it. “All of a sudden you are the manager or secretary and you don’t know what you’re doing,” Morris said. That’s where the council steps in. They help with the “back office” she said. According to the council,

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‘Free speech doesn’t trump somebody’s safety’: diversity and race relations officer No room for complacency amid hate-crime spike, Farber says

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I had the pleasure of attending the Ottawa Fire Services Habitat for Humanity spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Legion 616 in Constance Bay. I was so happy to see so much of the community come out in support of such a worthy cause. I want to wish Victor Jannick all the best as he travels to Trinidad this March to help build houses for those in need. I’d also like to thank Steve Fisher, who performed on-stage and kept the crowd entertained into the night, playing all our Canadian favourites.

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result of the federal election,” said Zackrias. “And once the elections were done, we saw a sort of decline.” Look to the United States, he said, where protests and unrest have been prompted by haterelated incidents. “What happens there, impacts here, so we need to be aware of that,” Zackrias said. “We can’t ignore the obvious. We need to be prepared to address those issues that are happening globally.” He said he has heard some ar-

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Two-thirds of all hate crimes committed in Canada go unreported. “That’s a problem for police because we don’t know the full landscape,” said Staff Sgt. Dave Zackrias, head of the Ottawa police diversity and race relations unit. “We need to know this. If we don’t know, we can’t respond effectively.” His comments came during a Crime Prevention Ottawa-sponsored hate crimes panel discussion at city hall on Nov. 25, prompted by a recent spate of graffiti hate crimes targeted at a number of religious institutions across the city. “Unchecked, crimes can result in an escalation of social tension between different groups and can destroy communities, thereby furthering the aims and objectives of those in our society who promote hatred,” Zackrias told the crowd that gathered in city council chambers. Given their impact, hate crimes must be taken seriously. “I can tell you the spike that happened in 2015 was a direct

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Thank you to all those in the Bridlewood community who came out and braved the cold weather to join together in the tree lighting celebration at the Eva James Memorial Community Centre. Councillor Alan Hubley and I were delighted in the opportunity to light the tree as those present looked on, played in the snow, or sipped on some of the delicious hot chocolate handed out during the event.

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Rev. Anthony Bailey, spiritual leader of Parkdale United Church, says he resists using the word tolerance since it suggests putting up with something. Bailey was one of several speakers invited to address hate crimes during a Crime Prevention Ottawa-sponsored speaker series at city hall on Nov. 25. gue that individuals have a right to free speech. “We must send a strong message to the community that, ‘Yes, we do have free speech, however, people also have the freedom to live safely and freely, and free speech doesn’t trump somebody’s safety,” Zackrias said. Bernie Farber, a native of Ottawa who currently serves as the Toronto-based executive director of the Mosaic Institute, said the recent graffiti hate crimes in Alta Vista, the west end and the Glebe brought back memories from 23 years ago when the World Church of the Creator and the Heritage Front led a swastika-filled march to Parliament Hill. “When it comes back, it is as though a spear has been thrown into our very soul,” said Farber, whose father was a Holocaust survivor who settled in Sandy Hill after the war. Education is key to remaining vigilant. “It remains our last best hope

for improving the quality of our lives, for filling that glass of tolerance and for banishing hatred from our midst,” Farber said. Society plays a role in the authorization, mobilization and rationalization of evil. “So as we look into the not too distant future, and worry that something wicked this way comes, we must not and we cannot be complacent,” he said, adding there must be careful and meaningful dialogue and we need to create safe spaces for people to learn, mourn and act together.

“It needs to be more than holding hands and playing nice,” he said. Rev. Anthony Bailey, the spiritual leader of Parkdale United Church which was targeted by hate-filled graffiti, said new communication strategies must be developed to foster respect. “We are all in this together, as it were,” said Bailey, who also advocates for a change in language. He resists using the word tolerant. See TRANSGENDER, page 28

I would like to thank Councillor Alan Hubley for inviting me out as guest judge at the Cracking Up the Capital Comedy Competition Night at D’Arcy McGee’s this past week. It was an amazing night that saw many extremely funny comedians go toe-to-toe in an effort to advance to the Comedy Festival Finals this February. All proceeds of the event went towards supporting mental health initiatives in Ottawa; a cause worthy of our community’s support.

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I’d like to extend a special thank you to those who fought the wintery weather to attend the Fitzroy Township Historical Society’s meeting in Kinburn. I had a wonderful time engaging with those who attended, and very much enjoyed the roundtable discussion that ensued. Having the opportunity to speak on the topic of women in public and learning more of the local history was a great way to cap off the night.

Food for Thought – West Ottawa Food & Wine Show

It was a great pleasure to join Councillors Marianne Wilkinson and Alan Hubley at the 15th Annual Food for Thought - West Ottawa Food & Wine Show. The event showcased the talents of over a dozen West Ottawa Chefs. Along with beverage samplings from featured wineries and breweries, a spectacular evening was had by all! The silent and live auctions raised funds for the Kanata Food Cupboard. It is so important to support the Food Cupboard, especially at this time of year. Please come out and join us at the Kanata Food Cupboard Warehouse, 340 Legget Drive, on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm to help off-load the buses and fill the warehouse!

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“I think it’s the bare minimum,” he said. “When you tolerate somebody, you put up with them. I think we need to aspire to something greater, which is respect. “Respect engages us in the other and invests us in their well-being.” Joanne Law, representing Ottawa’s transgender community, is hoping federal laws will be enacted to give transgender people the human rights they deserve. While there have been improvements, she said she still can’t board a plane without outing herself as a transgender woman and without a letter from her doctor. “Legally, I’m still male. Am I safe if I show this document to a figure of authority?” Law said, before appealing for support and acceptance for her community. Transgender people are at risk of losing their jobs, they are not permitted to live in public housing, and those who are incarcerated face violence, she said. As well, many transgender youth are abused at school. “Transgender youth are filling our drop-in centres,” Law said. “Here’s a stat you’re not

going to like – 40 per cent commit suicide because there’s no help.” A presentation by Kanata resident Amira Elghawaby, communications director with the National Council of Canadian Muslims, revealed that hate crimes against MuslimCanadians have more than doubled in the past three years. She delved into the need for all three government levels to boost funding for education and the study of racism and to promote diversity. Funding is also needed for campaigns to improve awareness about hate crimes and the need to report these incidents. Elghawaby also said the federal government needs to restore funding for Statistics Canada’s annual hate crimes report. And here in Ottawa, the police service should publicly report data on hate crimes, as well as study and eradicate barriers to reporting, improve front-line officer training to better equip them to respond to such incidents. Zackrias said the outpouring of support from police and community partners in the wake of the graffiti attacks in Ottawa is reflective of “a success story” of solidarity that

exists. The community’s involvement is vital for prevention and intervention. “The police alone can’t address this issue,” Zackrias said. It begins with public awareness, and educators and parents can play a significant role by speaking with children and youth. “The way we could address this is head on,” he said. “We need to talk about these issues.” BY THE NUMBERS

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Power wheelchair hockey league to host 2017 nationals Gators team member Moses Yorke moves the ball up the court with Sharks player Austin Merkley hot on his tail. The two teams play every Sunday at the Greenboro Community Centre in the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League. The league announced it will host the 2017 Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association Nationals in August.

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Canada’s best power wheelchair hockey players are coming to Ottawa. The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League celebrated the fact that it will host the 2017 Canadian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association Nationals on Aug. 4-7 at their regular Sunday game on Nov. 27. The organization, which formed in 2009, and operates out of the Greenboro Community Centre, has grown to four teams, with families driving in from as far as Kingston for the opportunity to play. Donna Haycock is chairperson of the organization and co-chair of the nationals organizing committee. “This is such an honour,” Haycock said. “And to have it during Canada’s 150th celebrations, where everyone attending can participate in all the other events that are happening in the city, is amazing.” The four local teams — the Gators, Bears, Wolves and the Sharks — feature players using power wheelchairs and have limited or no upper body strength and have limited or no mobility. According to the league's website, players have different disabilities.

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The league is a co-ed, all-ages format, with the youngest player only seven years old. Players come from across the city to play in the league, and in many cases, families drive in from Kingston, Morrisburg and Kemptville to participate. The game is competitive, and very fast-paced. Every team member gets the chance to play. Coming in from Morrisburg, Ont., Judy Markell’s grandson Austin Merkley joined the league two years ago. For a boy who played hockey when he was younger until he developed muscular dystrophy, this was just what he needed. “He loves it,” Markell said, adding the drive is worth it to watch her grandson enjoying every minute of the experience. “He’s a sports kid. This is perfect for him,” Markell added. Haycock said organizing the nationals in Ottawa is something the local organization never would have thought possible when the local league first started. “We want to make this championship the best ever,” Haycock said. The competition will take place at Carleton University’s Raven’s Nest. Twenty games will take place over the four-day event. The celebrations included an announcement that Permobil, a wheelchair manufacturer, has donated $15,000 to the event. The city’s sports commissioner, Innis Coun. Jody Mitic, helped celebrate the announcement by signing Matt Gagnon’s hockey stick, one of the league's players Voted top newcomer at the 2016 Power Hockey Cup, Gagnon and his teammates were able to view the promotional video that many of them star in before getting back to the serious business of hockey on Nov. 27. The nationals will be streamed live and there are event details available online 2017Nationals.cewha. ca. Approximately 100 para-athletes are expected to participate in the nationals, with an estimated 1,000 people coming to Ottawa attend the nationals next August. There are six confirmed teams coming to Ottawa for the nationals, which begin on Aug. 4, 2017. More information about the league and the national competition is available at opwhl.com.


Radek Bonk: have clipboard, will travel Former Senator heads behind the bench BY NEVIL HUNT nevil.hunt@metroland.com

Radek Bonk is back in Ottawa and he’s staying close to the ice. The former Ottawa Senator is on the coaching staff of a Kanata Blazers peewee team, making notes, sketching plays on a clipboard and offering advice between periods. Like any other Blazers coach, he walks down the Bell Sensplex bench after his team scores a goal, tapping the helmets below him in celebration – one of them his son’s. His son Oliver wears the familiar No. 14. “I’m loving coaching,” Bonk said after Oliver’s team closed out the game with a win. During the game, Bonk spent most of the time watching the defence — a state of affairs that would make his former Sens coach, Jacques Martin, proud. Bonk said he doesn’t always stick with the defence. “I go where they need me.” Adaptability was a hallmark of Bonk’s playing career. He arrived in Ottawa in 1995 as a first-round draft pick and he was expected to be a scorer, if not the saviour of an underachieving team. That didn’t work out right away, garnering Bonk plenty of criticism. But as his supporting cast on the Senators improved, so did Bonk’s stats. By year six he broke the 20goal mark in a season, and he repeated that feat in the three years that followed. “It was tough at first,” Bonk said. “The team wasn’t very good.” CHECKING GRETZKY

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Former Ottawa Senator forward Radek Bonk delivers advice to Kanata Blazers peewee players at the Bell Sensplex on Nov. 23, as a Sens logo watches over the action. Bonk returned to Ottawa a little more than a year ago after finishing his pro hockey career in his native Czech Republic. became one of the best shutdown centres in the league. “Jacques Martin made me into a defensive centre,” Bonk said. “Two-way centre suited me. I got more transitional scoring and had some of my best years.

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with the idea of a club in Las Vegas, Bonk has already been there and done that. He played one-and-a-half seasons there in the old International Hockey League, arriving from the Czech Republic at the age of 17. “They’ll do well there,” he said of the Vegas Golden Knights, who start play in the NHL in the fall of 2017. For a teenager from the Czech Republic, Las Vegas was a very different scene. “I was shocked when I got

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Former Ottawa Senators forward Radek Bonk walks the bench as he watches his Kanata Blazers peee wee team on the ice. In front of him, wearing no. 14, is his son Oliver. a little too easy for him. He notched nine goals and eight assists in 10 games and may have single-handedly forced the league to move his team up a few divisions to face tougher competition. “Now I’m in an over-35 league here (in Ottawa),” he

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allowing that he may be interested in working with higher level teams one day. “I’ll see where I go. I’m liking it a lot.” Bonk had many coaches over the years, and described his philosophy as one that pushes players because they are playing competitive level hockey. “It’s the highest level here (in the peewee age group). I try to be a good guy but if they need a push, you push

them.” Being around kids hockey will also require Bonk to make another adaptation. After all those airplanes to Sens games, Habs games and Predators games, peewee players – and their coaches – watch the miles roll by at a more leisurely pace. And Bonk has to call it a night, head home, and get some sleep. “We’re up at 6 a.m. to take a bus to Boston for a tournament.”

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to Vegas. I came from a little town of 20,000 people.” His adaptation to loud and brash America was helped by his parents: “My parents were living with me,” he said. “That was great.” There is life after the NHL, and Bonk faced another big change, choosing to head back to the Czech Republic, where he played another five years of hockey in Trinic, in the country’s top tier, the Extraliga. He retired as a player in 2014. The Trinic Ocelari – whose nickname means Steelers – are located near Bonk’s hometown of Krnov. “I got to play in front of my family,” Bonk said of his five seasons in Trinic, adding the level of play there is very good: “They’re serious about hockey.” With his pro career over, Bonk could have lived just about anywhere. He could have picked any of the cities he’d lived in across North America or stayed in the Czech Republic, but he was due for another change – and Kanata was his pick. “I always loved Ottawa,” he said. “Canada is a great country, and my wife’s family is here.” Bonk, his wife Jill and their four children have been back in Ottawa for a little more than a year. Bonk has returned to the ice, but like any recreational league player, he has to pay to play. First he tried a summer league, and then the Ottawa Travellers Hockey League, which the scoresheets say was

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The Kanata Food Cupboard is calling on the community to load a couple of OC Transpo buses with food and cash donations to help fill the shelves for the winter. OC Transpo buses will be on location at the Loblaws in the Kanata Centrum and the Real Canadi-

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The food cupboard serves an average of 250 families every month in Kanata. Last December, the organization provided holiday hampers and gifts to 440 families. This year, the number of families requesting assistance was at 336 as of Nov. 24, and 176 had been adopted through the Adopt a Family program. The food cupboard is expecting

to see the requests for Christmas hampers climb to 500. Jenna Sudds, chair of the food cupboard’s board, said the organization is calling out to people to sign up and adopt a family, which provides a turkey dinner and gifts to families, couples, seniors and individuals. Families that request a hamper fill out the gender, age and clothing size for all its members,

as well as any special requests, making it easy for the adopters to provide useful and needed items. “It’s something that’s really cherished by those who are

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their destinations. “This year, because of the sheer influx of families to deliver to, we’re doing three days (as opposed to two),” said Elkins. Deliveries will take place Dec. 15, 17 and 19. For more information or to sign up, visit kanatafoodcupboard.ca.

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students included AfricanAmerican spiritual singing, Arabic dancing, Latin dancing and a bagpipe display. Authentic henna was also available by donation. “It’s all about sharing culture and learning more about cultures you might not know anything about,” said Addy Strickland, a student volunteer who helped to organize the event. Over the course of their Spread the Net effort that ends on Feb. 20 next year, Heagle said that WCSS hopes to raise $1,500 for the cause. “It’s a great cause that we’re happy to support,” she said, “and of course, we’d love to have Rick Mercer visit the school as well.”


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AMOS, GORD “BOOTS”

(Well known Ottawa Valley Entrepreneur) It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Gord Amos of Arnprior passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening, November 22nd, 2016. He was 81. Beloved husband Betty (nee Smith). Also survived by his former wife and good friend, Holly Amos of Renfrew. Dearly loved and proud “Dad” of Gail Laird (Gordon) of Renfrew; Cathy Amos (Brad Dawe) of Brampton; Mark Amos (France Lebel) of Fort McMurray; Tim Burnette (Valerie Parsons) of White Lake, Jeff Burnette (Greer) of Arnprior and Shelley Reid (Tom) of Calabogie. Cherished “Grandpa” and “Poppa” of Tonya, Tara, Travis, Tatiana, Mark, Vanessa, Heather, Miranda, Thomas, Daniel, Tegan, Cooper and “Great-Grandpa” of Emily, Alex, Liam, Ayla and Aydin. Dear brother of Shirley Lowin (Robert) of Fergus, Ontario. Predeceased by his parents: Lionel and Ida (nee Ferguson) Amos; his brother, Alex Amos; a sister, Joanie Willis (late Les) and his brother-in-law, Robert Smith (Velma of Arnprior). Gord will be fondly remembered by his “inlaws”: Don Smith (late Mary) of Lower Sackville, N.S., Nancy Tessier (Chris Mandin) of Arnprior, Penny Curnock (Bill) of White Lake, Wendy VanDusen of Almonte and Terry Smith (Carleen) of Bassano, Alberta. Also survived and greatly appreciated by so many good friends and acquaintances. Friends were invited to join Gord’s family during visitation at the Pilon family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. A Service to honour and remember Gord was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Saturday morning, November 26th at 11 o’clock. In memory of Gord, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca

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GILMOUR, WILLIAM “WILLIE”

Retired Ontario Hydro after 40 years service Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior while surrounded by the love of family; Willie Gilmour of Arnprior passed in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 19th, 2016. He was 86. Beloved husband for over 65 years of Jeannette (nee Sales). Dearly loved father of William “Pat” (Connie) of La Broquerie, Manitoba; Mike (Joanne) of White Lake; Don (Shawney) of Arnprior; Chris of Surrey, B.C. and Penny Armstrong (Robert) of Arnprior. Cherished and loved by his 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The last surviving child of the late Art Gilmour and the late Freda Pershaw, Willie was predeceased by siblings: James Gilmour (Beatrice of Carleton Place); Gilbert Gilmour (late Beverley); Allan Gilmour (late Hazel) and Rita Brooks (late Harold). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 10 until 10:45. A Funeral Service was conducted in the Pilon Family Chapel on Wednesday morning, November 23rd at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Willie, please consider a donation to The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior or the Parkinson Society of Canada. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

COMING EVENTS 2nd Annual “CHRISTMAS AND THEN SOME” Join us at West Ottawa Community Church, 3123 Carp Rd. on Sunday December 4th @ 4pm for a celebration of Christmas in dance, violin music, Christmas carols and more. This will be a fundraiser to build a house in Guatemala for a widow and her 3 children. Silent auctions will be held for items that would make great Christmas gifts (massage, dinner coupons) as well as yummy desserts. We will be raffling two VIP SENS tickets against Tampa scheduled for March 14, 2017, valued at $320. Admission is free. Refreshments for sale. Contact us at info@wocc.ca

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TRIPP, ARTHUR “ART”

At the Queensway-Carleton Hospital, Ottawa while surrounded by loved ones on Sunday evening, November 27th, 2016; Theodore Arthur “Art” Tripp of Arnprior passed away at the age of 61. Former husband of Karen (nee Ridgway). Dearly loved “Dad” of Stephanie Murdoch (Craig) of Brighton, Ontario; Becky Walker (Jesse) of Arnprior and Angela Kennedy (Todd) of Braeside. Cherished “Grampa Tripp” of Kaylie, Evan, Grace, Anna and Travis. Dear brother of Beth Fraser (Bruce) of White Lake; Phyllis Proulx (late Raymond) of White Lake; Walter (Theresa) of Perdue, Saskatchewan; Garry (Erin) of Ottawa; Mark (Rachel) of Hopetown; Leigh Devine (Tim) of Napanee and Percy of Pakenham. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents: Theodore and Dorothy (nee Trafford) Tripp as well as 2 brothers: Clifford and Sam. Friends were invited to join Art’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Wednesday evening, November 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. In memory of Art, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Hospital “Partners in Caring” Foundation. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca

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Weir, Murray Wellington

March 31, 1955-Nov. 23, 2016 Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, in his 62nd year. Loving father of Ashley (Devon Waters) and Adam Weir. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy Waters. Beloved brother of Marlene (Donnie Ruppert). Dear son of Lena Weir. Predeceased by his father Lyle Weir. Murray will be especially missed by John, Mary and Scott and his many friends. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Morgan, Dr. Christina Canil, Dr. Bastine Miller and the palliative care nurses at the Carleton Place Hospital for their compassion and excellent care of Murray. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Saturday November 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Innisville at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the spring at St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation to St. John’s Anglican Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com

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A COMPETITIVE PRICE ON ARTS/CRAFT/FLEA MRKT STEEL ROOFING IN STOCK - 29ga, Various Walter Baker colours,soffit & fascia Crafts Shows Windows: REBAR, sky100 Malvern Drive light sheets, custom trim. November 19th and barn/door track & trolleys. December10th Nails & Screws. 10AM -4PM Storage Sheds. Come see Free Admission us for a price. Levi Weber, Over 50 Crafters and 2126 Stone Rd., RR#2 Artisans Renfrew info@goldenopp.ca Cedar pickets, rails, post & mill logs for sale,. Call or text 613-913-7958.

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McIntosh, Wilma Peacefully in hospital at Carleton Place on Saturday, November 26, 2016, in her 87th year. Loving wife of Gordon for 68 years. Dear mother of Helen Robinson (Wayne), Joan Hoffman (John), Joyce Burgess (Ron) and Jim McIntosh (Colette). Loved grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service was held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment at Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. For those desiring, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Carleton Place and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Carleton Place Hospital. www.barkerfh.com

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Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Maintenance person: minor Call 613-479-2870. repair; snow-blowing; garden work; garbage HUNTING SUPPLIES removal; cutting and piling fire wood; supervising subHunter Safety/Canadian contractors and more… Starting part-time, possibly Fire-arms Courses and exams held once a month at moving to full-time. Contact Carp. Call Wenda Cochran Ellie at 613-839-1198 or info@ecowellness.com 613-256-2409.

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Church Services The Anglican Parish of March

PASTOR STEVE STEWART

1600 Stittsville Main Street

St John’s South March 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata Sunday Service 9:00 am & 10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Sunday Services at 9:15 and 10:45 AM.

Nursery and Children’s programs running concurrently. Youth Groups: Transit (Gr 6-8), Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Thirst (Gr 9-12), Wednesdays at 7 PM

Office: 613-836-2606 Web: www.cbcstittsville.com

St Mary’s North March 2574 6th Line Road, Dunrobin Services and Sunday School 9:00 am

613-592-4747

GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH 140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

St Paul’s Dunrobin 1118 Thomas Dolan Parkway Sunday Service 11:00 am

10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School Pastoral Care & Healing Service: 11:30am - last Sunday of each month

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613-836-4756 www.gcuc.ca

Grace Baptist

KANATA BAPTIST CHURCH 465 Hazeldean Rd. • 613-836-3145

Church of Ottawa

2470 Huntley Road

Preaching the Doctrines of Grace

Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday and weekday Bible studies see our website for times and locations

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Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am 9am Children’s Program Available Pastors: Bob Davies, Stephen Budd & Doug Ward

SUNDAY SERVICES Advent 2 9:00am ~ St. John’s 10:30am ~ St. James The Apostle

Come when you can and Come as you are. St. John’s Sixth Line 1470 Donald B Munro Dr

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St James The Apostle Carp 3774 Carp Rd

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Reverend Mark Redner 3794 Diamondview Road, Kinburn Friday Healing Service 7:00 p.m. SundayWorship Service 10:00 a.m. 613-288-8120 www.cometotheoasis.ca

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Rev. Wayne Geick, Pastor Office 613-592-1546 • www.christrisen.com

St. Paul's Anglican Church Sunday Eucharist

8:00 am - Said 9:15 am - Choral Music, Sunday School & Nursery 11:00 am - Praise Music, Sunday School & Nursery 20 YOUNG ROAD KANATA • 613-836-1001 www.stpaulshk.org

SUNDAY MASS TIMES Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am Monsignor Joseph Muldoon, Pastor

Growing, Serving, Celebrating Sunday Sunday Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am Pastor Shaun Seaman

Minister of Youth and Discipleship: Nick Trytsman

Parish office - 613-836-8881 Fax - 613-836-8806

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Pastor Shaun Seaman

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Please join us at 110 McCurdy Drive, 836-1429, www.trinitykanata.ca 1817 Richardson Side Road. 613-836-1429 www.trinitykanata.ca

WELCOME to our Church St. Paul’s United Church, Carp Service 10:30 a.m. 613-839-2155 www.stpauls-dunrobin.ca stpaulsunitedcarp@sympatico.ca

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This measure would reduce Canada’s annual consumption of HFCs by 85 percent, by 2036. “HFCs are among the most potent greenhouse gases emitted around the world,” McKenna said in a press release. “Canada is already a leader, globally, in efforts to phase down damaging HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners. By working here at home to phase down Canadians’ use of products containing HFCs, our government is taking real action to fight climate change. “The measures announced today will reduce emissions by the same amount as taking almost two million passenger vehicles off the road per year for 23 years.” The proposed regulations would apply to the manufacture and import into Canada of HFCs and new products that contain HFCs. Canadians can continue to use appliances and products that they already own, and industries can continue to use up any existing HFC inventories. Canada’s HFC regulations would make common products used by all Canadians—such as refrigerators and air-conditioners—more climate-friendly. In addition, replacing HFCs with climate-friendly refrigerants and technologies could improve energy efficiency, leading to cost savings for consumers and businesses. Industry stakeholders and interested Canadians are invited to provide input to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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Meet your Kanata Lasers Name and number: Peter Sigouin, 14 Position: Left Wing Age: 20 Birthplace: Ottawa Nickname: Petrov

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Generous ‘aunt’ left Mary and family warm and fuzzy

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other and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table over a pot of green tea and oatmeal cookies. Being a Saturday, I was home from school, and as always was delighted when someone came to pay a visit. Although she wasn’t an aunt, we called her aunt, because it was considered very bad manners for any child to call an adult by her first name. She came across the 20-acre field in the horse and cutter and had a bag with her that looked to be crammed full with material in a very dark green colour. Mother seemed to be as curious as I was, but then Aunt Bertha was always trying to help her become a good farm wife, and she no doubt had another idea to help Mother along. She took the big wad of green out of the bag, and spread it out on the kitchen table. She was telling Mother about keeping our feet warm.

MARY COOK Memories This sounded great to me, because our old log house had no foundation, and our feet froze on the cold floors. Aunt Bertha ordered me to stand up on top of the table, right at the edge where the green material was placed, and I was in my stockings, with a pair of my father’s wool socks over them. Aunt Bertha ripped the wool sock off, and without further ado, took a pair of scissors out of her pocket and began cutting the material, which she called felt, just slightly larger than the shape of my feet. She helped me off the table, and cut two longer pieces and set them aside. She sent Mother for shoes belonging to every-

one in the house, and did the same thing with them: cutting their shapes out of the felt, and matching them with the strips. I had no idea what she was doing, but anything that added a bit of excitement on a Saturday morning was fine with me. Setting aside the piles of cut felt, she took a ball of red wool and a big darning needle out of another pocket, laid one of the flat pieces on top of one of the shapes of my feet, and began to blanket-stitch the two pieces together. And right before my very eyes, and before could say “Jack Robinson”, Aunt Bertha had created what I knew was going to be a pair of slippers

to wear over our stocking feet to help ward off the drafts of the cold floors. “Now, Mabel, Audrey can do the rest. All she has to do is blanket-stitch those matching pieces together, and everyone will have a pair to wear when they take their gum rubbers and boots off at night.” And she was gone. Out the door, into the cutter, and across the 20-acre field and home. Well, Audrey was as excited as I was, and she spent the entire afternoon, sewing the felt pieces together so that by the time supper was over, and we were into the evening, everyone had a pair of blanket-stitched felt slippers to put on over their wool socks. Everyone, that is, except Father, who went into his usual ranting about “living on this here farm for my entire life...a farm that has been in our name for more than 100 years, and we never had to put any danged pieces of felt sewn together to keep our feet warm before. So

don’t expect me to start now.” Well, the rest of the family put the felt slippers on, praising Aunt Bertha for her brilliant idea, and giving Mother the felt, and not asking for any money either. “Wonderful neighbour...just wonderful,” Mother kept saying. I couldn’t ever remember of having such warm feet on a cold winter’s night. And wearing our wool socks inside, kept the slippers from sliding off too. As usual, Father was in his rocking chair beside the Findlay Oval, with his stockinged feet on a cushion on the opened oven door, and it wasn’t long until we could hear the soft snores, see his pipe come to rest on his chest, and the Ottawa Farm Journal slip to the floor. When Father fell asleep, Mother said only an explosion would waken him up. We were all deadly silent, as we saw Emerson take the slippers made for Father and quietly tiptoe over to the stove, and as gentle as a lamb, ease one foot

and then the other, into the felt slippers. When Father finally wakened, he looked down at his feet, wiggled them around a bit, saw the felt slippers and slowly got out of the rocker. He went to stoke the Findlay Oval, poured himself a cup of green tea from the pot that sat continuously on the back of stove and was still wearing them when he headed into the bedroom. He would never admit the slippers were a good idea, but every night, like the rest of us, they went on over his work socks when his boots came off. Like she did many times over, Aunt Bertha was there to help ease Mother into life on a farm, and to give a lending hand whenever it was needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www.smashwords. com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at wick2@ sympatico.ca.

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CLUES ACROSS mathematician 1. No (Scottish) 44. Capital city of Buenos 4. Heroic tales Aires province 9. A way to tend 46. Snouts 14. Not or 49. Of I 15. Where rockers play 50. Swiss river 16. Dutch name for Ypres 51. Perplexes 17. Ingested 55. Made angry 18. A resident of California 58. Precious stone 20. Unfounded rumor 59. Type of envelope 22. Oats 60. One who believes in 23. Type of women’s coat reason and knowledge 24. Life forms 64. Monitors brain activity 28. Every (abbr.) 29. Alternating current 65. Get _ ___ of 30. Withered 66. Actress Zellweger 31. “Gymnopedies” composer 67. Spinal muscular atrophy 33. Plate glasses (abbr.) 37. Muscial artist __ DeBarge 68. “Inferno” author 38. Before 69. Puts together in time 39. Arrange in steps of size 70. Silvery-white metal 41. Electron cloud model 42. Morning 43. Leonard __, famed Swiss

CLUES DOWN 1. Civil Rights group 2. Early Slavic society 3. Mammals that lack incisors and canines 4. Blasphemy 5. Israeli city 6. Put this in your hair 7. Black tropical American cuckoo 8. Month in the Islamic calendar 9. Begets 10. Court game 11. Painkiller 12. New Zealand parrot 13. Suffix 19. Egg cells 21. Another name for Thor 24. About pontiff 25. The academic world 26. Raise 27. Civil rights city in Alabama

31. Encompasses 32. Helmet 34. Nostrils 35. Lovable Spielberg alien 36. Divides 40. Ruthenium 41. Preceding all others in time 45. Past participle of lie 47. Fastener 48. Overindulged 52. Ancient lyric poem 53. Ardent supporter 54. Iranian village and Islamic pilgrim attire 56. A fragrant resin obtained from tropical trees 57. Semitic fertility god 59. Millisecond 60. Cool! 61. “Take on Me” singers 62. ESPN sportscaster Bob 63. Accommodating place

This week’s puzzle answers in next week’s issue

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, exchange heartfelt words with someone who could benefit from a pick-me-up. This might change this person’s entire perspective and greatly improve his or her week. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have the right to speak up if someone demands more of you this week than you can possibly deliver. This person might just need to be reminded you can’t do it all. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, patience has gotten you very far, but you may have to make your moment happen in the coming week. Seek the support of friends when making your next move. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Things that may seem obvious on the surface actually have much more depth than you’d first imagined, Cancer. You may need to explore a little bit more. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, if you find yourself facing some resistance, you may need to use a Here’s How It Works: different tactic. What you have been doing isn’t working as you’d have hoped, but it can be fixed. Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric Virgo, do not lose your cool when met with an emotionally charged clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! situation. Instead, pull back and assess the situation from afar. This could shed light on a new way to proceed.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, facing one of your biggest obstacles this week will not be an easy task. However, with a support team behind you, you can overcome this obstacle. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may match wits with someone who shares your stubbornness. But this is a battle that will come out with no winner. Embrace compromise instead. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 An interesting turn of events shifts your focus from one of your goals to another, Sagittarius. This may be a time of great change, so expect the unexpected at every turn. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you feel stretched to your limits, start delegating some of your work to others. It isn’t a sign of giving up, but rather an indication of your ability to manage. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Conversations with a spouse or loved one can expand your way of thinking, Aquarius. This fresh perspective may be just what you need to see goals through to completion. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things within the realm of your relationships may be in flux, but you must take control and figure out how to proceed. 1201

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Christmas dinner and dance – everyone welcome. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #638-Kanata. Reception 5:30 p.m. / Dinner 6:15 p.m. Turkey with all the trimmings. Sing and dance to music by Debra McCann. Prizes. Please consider bringing non-perishable food items for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Tickets $25/ person, must be picked up on or before Nov. 30 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. For details and hours of operation: 613-591-5570 or www.kanatabr638.ca.

mances 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at no cost. To reserve tickets call Centrepointe Theatre Box office at 613-580-2700.

Dec. 8

Dec. 17

Kanata North holiday social and special presentation, 6-8 pm, Beaverbrook Library, 2500 Campeau. Bring the whole family to this festive evening to meet with your local councillor and hear about the exciting celebrations planned for Ottawa 2017. Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and holiday cheer.

Dec. 10

The Commissionaires debut appearance at Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Rat 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through www.jacobmoon. com

Dec. 11

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Salvation Army’s Festival of Carols at Centrepointe Theatre. Come enjoy your favourite carols. There are two perfor-

Christmas in the Stable – the Christmas story. 7pm at Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Rd. Please bring a food or cash donation for the Food Bank. For more information, call Trinity Presbyterian Church at 613-836-1429. The Kanata Choral Society will perform The Many Joys of Christmas, with a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas carols and other music of the season. St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd., 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door or from Gaia Java or by phoning 613592-1991. For more information, please visit www.kanatachoralsociety.ca.

Dec. 19

Seniors festive luncheon – everyone welcome. The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #638-Kanata is hosting their annual Seniors Festive Luncheon. Reception 11:30 a.m. / Luncheon 12:00 p.m. Turkey with all the trimmings. Baked goods and white elephant table. Christmas Carol sing-a-long with Moira Green on the piano and company. Tickets $12/person. Tickets must be picked up

Dec. 4

West Ottawa Community Church, 3123 Carp Rd. at 4pm – a celebration of Christmas in dance, violin music, Christmas carols and more. This will be a fundraiser to build a house in Guatemala for a widow and her three children. Silent auctions. Doors will be opened at 3:30pm for the silent auctions and purchase of raffle tickets Admission is free. Refreshments for sale. Contact us at info@wocc.ca.

GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH 140 Abbeyhill Drive Morning Worship: 10:00 a.m. We invite you to join us in the celebration of Advent

Dec. 5

General meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place beginning at 7:30 pm. The meeting will focus on the December Lighten the Night home holiday competition and the February carnival activities. All residents of Katimavik Hazeldean are welcome to attend

Dec. 7, 14 and 21

December Kanata Diners Clubs. The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and community volunteers host a nutritional lunch, entertainment, and/ or educational program for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in our community – a great way to socialize, learn and have some fun at the same

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on or before Dec. 15 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd. For details and hours of operation: 613-591-5570 or www. kanatabr638.ca.

ext. 33341 or visit www.kanatagallery. ca for more information. We are located in the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr.

munity. To RSVP and for address, please contact Leslie amagicalbirth@hotmail. com or call 613-829-8511

Through January

Tuesdays

Positive birth and natural parenting meetings on the second Tuesday of each month 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Peer-to-peer support, empower yourself and meet like-minded women and build com-

Wednesdays

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery exhibition Memory Lane has amazing one-of-akind pieces that would be the perfect gift this holiday season. Call 613-580-2424,

Kanata Sunrise Rotary Club now meets at Cafe Luna at 329 March Rd, every second Wednesday at 7 am. Next meetings Sept. 14.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

9:00 a.m. to noon -Cookie Walk sale

Dec 4

10:00 a.m. -

Advent 2 Worship Service

Dec 4

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‘One Magical Winter’s Night’ Choir Concert

Dec 11 10:00 a.m. -

Sunday School Pageant

Dec 17 7:00 p.m. -

Scott Woods Concert

Dec 18 10:00 a.m. -

Advent 4 Worship Service

Dec 18 3:00 p.m. ‘Blue Christmas’ Service (A service for those who find Christmas a difficult time of year) Dec 24 6:00 p.m. Family Service 8:00 p.m. Readings and Carols 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Communion Service Dec 25 10:00 a.m. -

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Volunteer at the family-friendly Unload the Bus event at 5:30pm at the Kanata Food Cupboard warehouse, 340 Legget Dr., Unit #46. Enjoy live music, cake, and refreshments as you help unload food from OC Transpo buses. Visit www.kanatafoodcupboard.ca for more details and to register.

time. Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kanata Seniors’ Centre. Please register at least seven days in advance at 613-591-3686, ext. 320. Transportation can be arranged upon request. Club cost: $8. Dec. 7: Music with Starry Night Trio, Dec. 14: Christmas Shopping with the Kanata Seniors Craft Group, Dec. 21: Christmas Celebration with Ginette Hamilton.

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25th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk, Craft Fair, Silent Auction, and Tea Room, 9am until noon, at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr. Various cookie container sizes: $8, $15, $22 Come early for best selection of cookies. Crafts and Christmas gifts to suit all budgets. For more information, please contact the church office at 613-836-4756 or office@ gcuc.ca.

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ADVERTORIAL

Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is the Candidate of Choice for Kanata-Carleton Residents

Dr. Merrilee Fullerton’s campaign to become the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party nominee in the new riding of Kanata-Carleton is gaining momentum. There is a real sense among progressive conservatives of Kanata and West Carleton that they have found “a winner” in the family physician and health care advocate. The prevailing sentiment is that Ontarians need to defeat the Wynne Government in the 2018 provincial election and it is vital that new ridings like Kanata-Carleton, which is a Liberal riding federally, have strong, qualified PC candidates. Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is exactly that. Since launching the campaign last June, Dr. Fullerton has been working tirelessly, meeting with constituents and discussing the issues facing Ontarians. “Meeting people from across Kanata-Carleton and talking about the problems they are facing, motivates me to win this nomination and win the riding. I frequently hear troubling stories about the sacrifices families are making just to pay hydro bills, unacceptable

hospital wait times, or family businesses closing because of ever-increasing taxes,” said Dr. Fullerton. “The residents of Kanata-Carleton deserve better, and so does all of Ontario. Our future depends on it” added Dr. Fullerton. Merrilee Fullerton’s hard work has garnered a significant number of endorsements from prominent members of the Kanata-Carleton community. Among the ranks of Merrilee’s supporters are Councillor Allan Hubley, community leader Beth Mlacak, Glen Cairn Community Association President Rob Nino, business leader Bill Stewart, popular news personality Lowell Green, and Colin McSweeney and family. She has also attracted the support of many of this City’s prominent PC leaders, such as, former Ontario PC Cabinet Minister Claude Bennett, Senator Marjory LeBreton, and former Ottawa Mayor Jackie Holzman. While fulfilling her campaign commitments, Merrilee Fullerton continues to be a voice of reason in the health care community. In early November, Dr. Fullerton helped lead an Ottawa area rally, protesting the Wynne government’s egregious Bill 41. “Bill 41 creates needless bureaucratic expansion and allows for an unprecedented invasion of privacy, by the government,” stated Dr. Fullerton. To find out more about Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, or how you can support her, visit her website at VoteMerrileeFullerton.ca.

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FULLERTON Your Voice for Change g in Kanattta-Carleton C l t I was thrilled to hear she wanted to run in our community because we need more people like Merrilee who reflect the values of our residents, and who share my views on the importance of putting our taxpayers first. I support Merrilee Fullerton in Kanata-Carleton! — Allan Hubley, Kanata South City Councillor

Canadians will be marking the arrival of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in a spectacular way on Parliament Hill on December 31. This event, hosted by Isabelle Racicot, promises to wow audiences! The evening will kick off at 7 p.m. with a Peace Tower Carillon concert, followed by a national ceremony attended by dignitaries and Olympic and Paralympic athletes, among

others. The talented Julie Nesrallah will sing the national anthem. At precisely 8:17 p.m., a spectacular pyro-musical display will light up the sky of Canada’s Capital Region with fireworks launched simultaneously from Nepean Point, Alexandra Bridge and Parliament Hill. The fireworks will be accompanied by Canadian music that will transport the audi-

ence through time and revisit different historical eras of our country over the past 150 years. There will be different spots in Gatineau and Ottawa offering a great view of the fireworks, including the Canadian Museum of History and Major’s Hill Park. Grammy- and Juno-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen will close out the show.

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