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EMC news - Marie Binelli feels so strongly about CHEO’s good work that she took the time to speak at the launch of the We All Win lottery while her son was undergoing surgery at the children’s hospital. Her son Jacob was in surgery for a hernia on Friday, March 8, during the kickoff of the Ottawa Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario lottery in Kanata Lakes. “Our son is currently receiving treatment at CHEO today,” said Binelli, adding she was able to be at the launch because she knew he was in capable hands. Jacob was due to be born on March 8 this year, but instead was born prematurely.

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local business community, the Kanata North Business Improvement Area launched an online ideas campaign on

Wednesday, March 6. The crowdsourcing initiative provides the local business community a place to

voice their opinions on the future course of the BIA. People are invited to post in the online forum “and provide ideas and comments on how to improve the area,” said Kevin Ford, president of the business

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Homes to be won in Kanata Lakes Continued from page 1

“Our son was very young and sick in his early days,” said Binelli. “We are grateful for all the support … for all the difference (the hospitals) have made in our lives.” Binelli was given a CHEO bear for Jacob as she stepped away from the podium during the launch of the lottery. WE ALL WIN

The lottery punched up its format this year, introducing a “Wild Week of Winning.” And instead of giving away one grand prize home – the lottery will make four winners homeowners in Kanata Lakes. “We have a lot of exciting changes,” said Danielle St-Aubin, vicepresident of donor relations with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. From June 17 to 21, there will be daily draws for: • Five $10,000 prizes • Five $5,000 travel vouchers from Sears Travel

• A new vehicle from Myers Automotive Group And on June 21, there will be four grand-prize draws for awardwinning Horizon townhomes from Urbandale Construction. “Now that really is a wild week of winning,” said Cheryl Hammond, vice-president of corporate events for the CHEO foundation. Every grand-prize home – located at 252, 254, 256 and 258 Keyrock Dr. – comes completely furnished with appliances and furniture, thanks to Sears Home Store. People are welcome to drop by to see the homes from noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. There is also an additional VIP early bonus draw. Ticket buyers who purchase by midnight on March 22 will be entered into a draw for 1,000 three-packs of bonus tickets. Those who purchase by midnight on May 10 will be entered into another early bird draw for $75,000. “The We All Win lottery is really aptly named,” said Matthew Sachs,

with Urbandale Construction. “There is no better cause. “It benefits everyone in the community.” Doctors, nurses and staff at CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital see more than two million patients every year. “They are here in our community when we need them,” said Vanessa Lee, a reporter and anchor with a local television station. “All these reasons (are) why everyone in the community should be supporting (these hospitals).” Funds raised through the We All Win lottery help equip the staff with up-to-date equipment and supports life-saving research to find cures for diseases. “For me, CHEO will always have a special place,” said Natalie Larocque, Sears regional vice-president of eastern Ontario. Her son was diagnosed with diabetes at a young age. “As a parent you have so many worries,” she said, adding the hospitals help provide peace of mind,

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Cheryl Hammond, Danielle St-Aubin, Kevin Keohane, Matthew Sachs and Natalie Larocque show off a living space in one of the four grand-prize homes up for grabs in the We All Win lottery in support of CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital. knowing patients are getting the best possible care. “We all have a story.” Tickets are $100 each or three for $250. They can be ordered online at, at any major bank, the grand-prize townhomes, by mail or by phone at 613-737-4946 or 1-877730-4946.






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BIA to create recognizable brand Continued from page 1

The business improvement area was formed last November. With the dismantlement of Nortel Networks and the rise of other tech clusters in Canadian cities, such as Waterloo, Ont., Kanata’s one-time “Silicon Valley North” brand has been deflating since the tech bubble burst about 10 years ago. “We’ve lost a bit of the connection with the (business) ecosystem,” said Ford. The BIA is hoping to create a recognizable brand that encompasses the diverse range of businesses and services offered in north Kanata. “All of those stakeholders have a voice,” said Ford. “It’s time to relaunch. It’s time to be proud of what’s here in Kanata north.” CROWDSOURCING

The online engagement initiative will help develop new ideas and stimulate dis-

cussion among local businesses on the future of north Kanata. “Using social media to obtain ideas for its future is an ideal way for everyone to connect with the new Kanata North BIA and help determine the future,” said area councillor Marianne Wilkinson, and chair of the BIA’s marketing and branding committee. A number of people have already posted their ideas, said Ford. One person posted the possibility of all businesses in the area hosting an open house on the same day during the same time frame. That would allow people the chance to learn what services are offered. Ford said it’s creative ideas like that, that will help move the BIA forward. “It’s important for retaining employees and attracting the best talent,” he added. “There’s global competition now for that talent.” Steve Nichols, who runs a consultation business from his home in Morgan’s Grant

and was a founding co-chair of the steering committee to create the group, said the north Kanata BIA is the biggest in the city by geography. It encompasses more than 500 businesses, from large hi-tech firms to restaurants to small start-ups and nonprofit organizations. “It’s so diverse,” he said. “For everyone to benefit, we need to pull on that diversity and creativity. “No body is going in with any assumptions on what’s best.” The BIA will be launching a search for its executive director in the near future. It will also be working on its website design and branding, and the group plans to have a formal launch in the spring. “We’re excited by it and excited to get it going,” said Ford. The crowdsourcing campaign takes place until March 29. To view and participate in the initiative, visit or kanatanbia_ideas.

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John Young students stand up against bullying School takes part in National Pink Shirt Day Jessica Cunha

EMC news - Students at John Young Elementary School took a stand against bullying on March 1. A sea of pink greeted local musician and motivational speaker Peter Joynt in honour of National Pink Shirt Day – which was Feb. 27 – created to bring awareness to the issue of bullying. Joynt spoke about his own dealings with bullies. “Being bullied sucks,” said Joynt, 33. “To this day I am made fun of and teased.” Joynt has a stutter. “I’ve stuttered for as far back as I can remember,” he said. Joynt, who works at Innovapost in Kanata, went through speech therapy, and although the impediment usually disappears around age 20, he’s “de-

fied the odds.” The interesting thing about Joynt is that when he talks in normal conversation the stutter is noticeable, but when he raps or sings, the speech impediment disappears. “I refused to let it put me in the corner and be quiet,” said Joynt. The Westboro man speaks with the right side of his brain, which is less adapted to speech and causes a “blockage” when he forms words. Most people use the left side of the brain when talking. However, when Joynt sings or raps, his brain switches and the blockage disappears. “I noticed long, long ago I can rap without stuttering,” he told the crowd. “It was a revelation for me. “As soon as I perform, it’s completely fluid.” The students clapped along as he performed Ready for More, which is often played during Ottawa Senators


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Top 10 life lessons from a motivational speaker Ann Max shares her secrets during Women’s Day breakfast Jessica Cunha

EMC news - There are 10 important lessons Ann Max has learned throughout her life. The lessons have served the motivational speaker well and she shared her tips with those who attended Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson’s Women’s Day breakfast on March 5, in honour of International Women’s Day. “It took me 67 years to do so,” she said about getting her life together. “I’m eager to offer advice.” Max started working at age 12 in her father’s retail store. At age 16, she graduated from high school and at 19, she got married. “My mother and father were thrilled,” she said. “Back then, it wasn’t about how you felt, but about how things looked.” She and her husband had a daughter together, but then trag-

edy struck. His testicular cancer was misdiagnosed and at 23, Max found herself a widow. “(It was) hell on earth,” she said. “I went through two years drugged and in a daze.” She added that back then, there were no support groups, people weren’t encouraged to share their feelings and as a widow at 23, she had “to go through it alone.” She found herself working at a local daily newspaper in the personal advertising section. While there, she remarried – this time to a top divorce lawyer – and had another daughter. Over the years, she became unhappy, but remained in the marriage because it seemed easier than putting her children through a divorce and going back to financial insecurity. “I stayed for 23 years,” she said. “I had breakdowns, I was miserable … we finally divorced. “We hated each other.”

After years of poor luck, the loss of a husband, a failed marriage and no job security, Max said she hit bottom. After working a string of retail positions, she was fired from her last job for no reason she was ever told. “There I was once again broke,” she said. “I thought, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’” She started her own business – Productive to the Max – teaching people how they could organize their lives. “How amazing is that? Here’s this woman who didn’t have her life together giving others advice,” she said. “It took me 67 years.” Here are the 10 lessons she’s learned: 1. Take care of yourself. You have to be in a good place to respond to the needs of others, said Max. “Take a good look at who you are. Don’t wait for something to happen to you; decide what you want.” 2. You can’t be everything all the time. All the roles you have in life – mother, wife, daughter, teacher, caregiver, employee – you can’t play them all the time. “Pick what’s important,”



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Motivational speaker Ann Max, left, gave the keynote address at Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson’s annual Woman’s Day breakfast on March 5. Max shared her top 10 life lessons with the crowd. said Max. 3. Ditch the perfectionism. “When I got married, I ironed my king-size sheets. My sheets were larger than my apartment,” said Max. If you want to be perfect, choose your battles wisely, she added. 4. Choose your priorities every day. Make a list of what needs to be done on a daily basis to help eliminate the feeling of never accomplishing everything. When you have a list of priorities, “You will react to everything very easily,” said Max. 5. Align yourself with positive people. After spending time in an abusive relationship, Max said it’s important to ditch the negativity. “Positive people, positive energy and positive thoughts … I don’t have time for relationships that are abusive.” 6. Say no. In order to maintain your sanity, you have to learn to say no. “No is not a four-letter word,” said Max, adding you should only take on what you can handle. 7. Declutter your life physi-

cally, mentally and emotionally. “You won’t be able to do things because you can’t find anything,” said Max. If you haven’t used something or worn something in two years, get rid of it, she added. 8. Reward yourself. “Don’t only look at the end of the goal,” said Max, adding it’s important to reward yourself every step of the way. 9. Communicate like you’ve never communicated before. Life is so busy, we often miss the meaning behind the words, said Max. “We have to learn to community more deeply … because we’re all in such a hurry.” 10. Make yourself part of the solution. Don’t wait for results, make them, said Max. “Remain vigilant and tenacious,” she said. “And champion women’s equality.” WOMEN’S DAY

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Women were celebrated throughout the community during the second week of March as part of International Women’s Day. This year’s theme was Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women. “It takes everyone to resolve it,” said Wilkinson, adding there are many recent examples around the world of violence against women. “These are happening in this day and age. “We need to remain vigilant.” Mayor Jim Watson added the nation was a witness to violence last week, when Kativik Regional Police Const. Steve Dery was killed responding to a domestic violence call in northern Quebec. “It is a reminder and we see it each and every day on television news,” said Watson. Canadians are lucky but there is still work to be done, added Wilkinson. “You can’t say it’s someone else’s responsibility,” she said. “It’s all our responsibilities.”

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EMC news - There are four steps to being successful in life, said Dr. Kellie Leitch at a Women’s Day event. Leitch, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and MP for Simcoe-Grey, said the four aspects have served her well in her careers. “Some of it is about choices,” she said. Leitch’s four ingredients to success are: • Education • Excellent mentors • Taking on something enjoyable • Hard work Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley hosted the event at the Kanata Recreation Complex on March 6. Leitch, who also serves as the parliamentary secretary for human resources and skills development, and to the Minister of Labour, earned her doctorate of medicine at the University of Toronto and master of business administration at Dalhousie University. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. She said she was very fortunate to have wonderful mentors along the way. “I had two female deans (who) wanted young people to be successful,” she said. Other mentors include Carol Stephenson, a business leader in telecommunications and pediatric surgeon Dr. John Wedge. “I’ve been very fortunate,” she said in a previous interview. “I’ve been in what most people would consider male dominated professions.” To be a mentor is also important. “(Mentors) empower other young women … so they have opportunities in the future.” And she’s doing what she loves – helping families. “I have the good fortune of taking care of tiny tykes,” she said, adding people need to find their passion and just go for it. In her role as MP, she’s also working for families, she said, “To do good public policy.” She was instrumental in having legislation

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We all need to heed flood warning


fter a winter of significant snowfall, everyone needs to take extra care around the waterways of the capital region this spring. According to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the snowpack in the area is at the second-highest level recorded since measurements began in 1974, posing a significant risk to low-lying areas in the watershed. If we get significant rainfall this spring, that will only increase the flooding risk. The conservation authority indicates a flood risk is not imminent, but the conditions are ripe for there to be a significant threat as temperatures rise. Residents living in traditionally flood-prone areas are advised to watch for flood warnings that could be potentially issued by the conservation authority. This flood risk is borne not just by those who live near rivers and lakes in the area, but also by those who enjoy spending recreational time in city parks and other riverside areas. Especially at risk are children and pets, who could easily stray too close to high water and be pulled under by swift currents. This means parents need to explain the dangers to their children and keep them away from moving water. Dog owners likewise should keep their pets on a leash whenever they are near rivers

or ponds. Children and pets are also prone to venturing out on the rapidly thinning ice. Recently the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition warned about the risks of thin ice, reminding residents that “one can never tell the true depth or the thickness of the ice by the colour on the surface.” The best advice is to simply stay off the ice. Emergency services responded to more than 75 ice and waterway related calls last spring, and two people drowned after falling through the ice, according to the coalition. With the increased flooding risk this spring, these numbers will only increase if people fail to remain wary of the dangers. These tragedies are something no one wants to experience and it falls to all of us to stay safe near waterways this spring. Several authorities have made clear the risks presented by high river levels and thinning ice, it is now our responsibility to ensure everyone heeds those warnings. The last thing a parent, sibling, friend or pet owner wants to do is lose a loved one. Stay aware of the risks, heed the warnings and stay away from area rivers, ponds and lakes until the threat has passed.


Examining the sad decline of the Canadian snowbird


here are people in this town who used to love the snow and the cold and don’t love it so much any more. It used to be that they could never get enough of it. They would look forward to skating and skiing and frolicking outdoors, coming inside only rarely to change toques and eat some soup. Going south in the winter was for sissies, these winter-lovers would say. Canada is winter, they would say, after Gilles Vigneault, and a true Canadian would never escape it. Spring was so much better if you’d endured all of winter. When spring came, you’d earned it. Not so, if you spent some of the winter months on beaches in southern climes. And then there was all that hassle about airline security and customs and lineups at the border. Why would you want to go through all that? Then, if you did, you’d just be another in the legion of snowbirds, guys with no tans wearing Bermuda shorts and lining up for dinner in Florida restaurants at five in the afternoon, hanging out with a whole bunch of people from Toronto at the Blue Jays spring training ballpark talking about bargain motels.

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Sometimes its best to just let the kids play


y son made it quite clear he doesn’t want to join anything this summer. That made me

feel anxious. It seems every kid in the neighbourhood, from as young as two, will at least be playing soccer or going to day camp or doing swimming lessons. What’s wrong with my kid? In his words, “Mom, I just want to play.” Admittedly, he’s been saying this for years, and the poor kid’s not even seven yet. But every year, anxious about his well-being – Will he have enough structure? Will he learn to be a team player? – I force him into some basketball course or music class to offset what I view as a lack of general structure in our lives. It turns out, however, that structure is pretty much killing our kids. Not only is it making them more anxious, but it’s denying them the opportunity for natural play experiences that are essential to children’s core development, including observation, problem-solving and risk-identification skills. Health scientists have also noticed a severe decline in children’s gross motor abilities over the past 20 years, which they attribute to the predominance of play in man-made parks and

BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse on structures, rather than on natural terrain. They’re also not getting as much fitness benefit from indoor gym-time or organized sports as they would left to their own resources in a field, believe it or not. Kids are being pushed into structured activities at much younger ages than ever before – the stress on early education and the necessity of daycare environments means kids spend three-quarters of their day inside, often just sitting around. Even when the kids are thought to be exercising, many are actually sedentary. Up to 60 per cent of kids will stand at a play structure rather than use it. In organized sports, they often spend as much time sitting on the sidelines as they do moving. And the science backs this up. To summarize, this generation of “structured” children are more likely to be overweight, anxious and lack creativity than the generations of their parents or grandparents. Believe it or not, just letting the

kids play, particularly in natural environments, is about the best thing we can do for our children. Playing in nature has some important connotations for education, society and their health as well. For one thing, it can mitigate bullying. In natural play areas – unlike on play structures – researchers have noted in numerous studies that social hierarchies diminish. In nature, kids are more collaborative, creative and even shy kids assume leadership positions once in a while. Exposure to nature can improve their school work. Kids that spend time in nature are more attentive and do better on tests. It will make them healthier in every way. Kids who are allowed to just play, rather than forced into structured activities, are more physically fit, less likely to experience symptoms of attention disorders and have overall less anxiety. I know there will be people reading this who say, “but my child thrives in a structured environment. Why should I deny her the opportunity?” I would say that you and your child are victims of modern thinking, like me and everyone else. But take

a moment and calculate how many hours per day your child spends in a structured environment – school, daycare, lessons, homework. Most children spend about three-quarters of their days inside. Sadly, just being “contained” with four walls and a ceiling is ruining their eyes because they don’t challenge and stretch themselves to take in long views or investigate microscopic objects. Now think about the last time you just stood in the background while she played in the dirt. Of all the activities noted above, playing in the dirt is the most likely to determine her future success and, more importantly, happiness. We think, as parents, that kids need structure. We are told that it’s important they learn to follow rules, that they learn to read early. We brag to our friends when our kids write the alphabet at three-years-old. But the reality is, the future leaders are the kids with mud on their hands and the ones climbing trees. They’re the ones who will be innovative. They’re the ones who will do well in school and life. They’re the ones who will be happy. They’re the ones we should be emulating.


SNOWTIME SAMARITANS To the editor, I was driving on Goulbourn Forced Road in Kanata on Feb. 11, around 9 a.m. There was a little snow on the ground and when I tried to brake for a turn, the car lost control, running into a snow bank on the other side of the road. My brain was completely down for the count. I was very lucky that a lady stopped her car, and tried to dig the tire out. Then more people stopped and helped, two ladies and three gentlemen helped to push the car. At that time, a car stopped behind us, and the person shouted, “We have a truck!” Finally, the truck dragged the car out of the snow. Many thanks to the two ladies and three gentlemen, and especially the two truck owners. You bring the real warmth to Kanata in this cold winter! Yucca Hu Katimavik ** See LETTERS, page10



Is the city doing the right thing by getting tough on owners of vacant properties?


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Beaverbrook barber to shave his beard for cancer Jessica Cunha

EMC news - A Beaverbrook barber is raising funds by shaving his beard in memory of his wife. Domenic Morabito, who co-owns the Kanata Barbershop in the Beaverbrook Mall, wanted to do something positive to honour his wife’s memory. Carmen Amelia passed away just before her 70th birthday in March, after a 30year battle with cancer. On March 23, a day after the first-year anniversary of Carmen’s passing, Morabito will shave his whiskers to raise funds for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, which has a tribute fund set up in Carmen’s name. The idea came to him after his granddaughters convinced him to grow a beard in time for Christmas. He began growing his facial hair in October, so he could look like Santa in time for the holidays. “I got the idea from Movember,” said Morabito, who lives in Stittsville. Movemeber encourages men to grow mustaches and raise funds for prostate cancer. “This is dad’s way of putting a positive spin on this,” said his daughter Vicky Busa. And in a twist of goodwill,



Domenic Morabito is raising funds by shaving his beard in honour of his wife Carmen Amelia, who passed away one year ago after a 30-year battle with cancer. Pictured here with daughter Vicky Busa, the public is invited to attend the shaving party on March 23. an anonymous donor in the Ottawa area is matching all funds raised, dollar for dollar. “It all gets attributed to mom’s tribute fund, so that’s really cool,” said Busa. “It’s double the impact.” The money raised through

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Morabito and Carmen were married for 41 years. They met in night school at the former High School of Com-

merce in an English class. Morabito immigrated from Italy, while Carmen moved from Ecuador. Carmen was first diagnosed with breast cancer 30 years before she passed away. The cancer moved into her spine and bones; and during

her battle she underwent radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. “She was always living with cancer,” said Busa. “She was an amazing woman, a true example of strength and courage.” The family’s goal is to

raise as much as possible, in order to give back to the hospitals that helped them during rough times. “Over those years we had so much support from the hospitals,” said Busa. People are invited to watch the shaving event, which will take place at 11 a.m. in the shop, located at 2 Beaverbrook Rd. “People are welcome to stop by,” said Morabito, adding those who donate have the opportunity to cut off a chunk of his beard. His partner, Peter Busa, will be doing the final shave. To donate, visit or visit the Kanata Barbershop, 2 Beaverbrook Rd.

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Ottawa police are looking for a male suspect after a teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Kanata near Eagleson and Hazeldean roads around 1 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Police look for suspect in sexual assault Jessica Cunha

EMC news - Ottawa police are looking for a male suspect after a teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in Kanata on Feb. 22. The female was walking in the area of Eagleson and Hazeldean Roads around 1 a.m., said police. A male driving a black SUV – described as similar to a Hummer – stopped and offered her a ride home. “Once inside the vehicle, the victim was driven to a secluded area on

Robertson Road, just east of Eagleson Road,” said police in a news release. The suspect is described as a black male, around 20 years old, 1.8 metres tall (six feet), with a large muscular build and short black curly hair, said police. He was wearing a black winter jacket with fur trim on the hood. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613236-1222, ext. 5944, phone Crime Stoppers anonymously at 613-2338477 or call toll free at 1-800-2228477.

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Kanata-based band Open Sky will release its second full-length album ‘Let the Light Shine Again’ on March 22 at Algonquin College Commons Theatre. The collection of songs is a follow up to the band’s award-winning first album, ‘Until the Sun Comes Out Again.’ Submitted

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EMC entertainment - Kanata-based band Open Sky will be hitting the stage at Algonquin College to release its second full-length album later this month. Let the Light Shine Again is the follow up to the band’s award-winning first full-length album, Until the Sun Comes Out Again, released in 2011. Since then, the band has been working tirelessly, writing new material and recording songs in studio. Open Sky – which consists of brothers Mike Boucher on lead vocals and guitar, Jared on vocals and bass, Nathan on drums and vocals, and long-time friend Jonathan Felske on lead guitar – will launch the second album at the new Algonquin College Commons Theatre on March 22. “This is our biggest show yet.” said Jared. “We have already sold 550 tickets.” The launch party will feature two other local bands, Finding Chuck and Go Long (!).



Open Sky released the first single, titled Mona Lisa, from the new album on March 12. “The feedback we have been getting is incredible,” said Jared. The feedback has been so great that the band has decided to put its album on iTunes, a first for them. “The songs (on the new album) are fun and easy to catch on to,” added Jared. Open Sky will be releasing, one at a time, the title of all 11 new tracks on its Facebook page as a countdown to the launch. After the release of Let the Light Shine Again, the band plans on touring radio stations across Canada over the summer, said Jared. Open Sky released its first full-length album in 2011. Until the Sun Comes Out Again won two national awards and sparked interest in the band. The band played the main stage during the Canada Day in Kanata event in 2011 at Walter Baker Park, as one of the opening acts for headliner Sloan. The concert had a great turnout and gained the band a larger, more local fan base, said Jared. The bandmates – who have been playing together for more than a decade – recently bought a house together in Kanata with the intention of making it the band’s headquarters. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Kanata Kourier-Standard EMC - Thursday, March 14, 2013 13

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The rhythm and blues band from Holy Trinity Catholic High School will play O’Connor’s Irish Pub on March 24 from 8 to 9 p.m. Here, Rachel Ciolfi, a student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, gets into the groove during a practice run for a performance for Motown artist Martha Reeves last year.

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EMC entertainment - O’Connor’s Irish Pub will become a hub of rhythm and blues for an evening on Sunday, March 24. The Irish bar will host the rhythm and blues band from Holy Trinity Catholic High School from 8 to 9 p.m., allowing members to gain experience in a public setting. “We’re planning a power hour; it’s going to be very, very strong music from beginning to end,” said music teacher Neil Bateman. “This is another step in developing the preprofessional aspect to the program in that we are preparing for an audience that doesn’t know us. “You’ve got to earn the audience’s respect.” The Holy Trinity band will play classic rock, French rhythm and blues, Canadian content and Motown.

Last year, the band had the opportunity to work with legendary Motown artist Martha Reeves, of Martha and the Vandellas. “We’re playing very, very well,” said Bateman. “The inspiration of working with Martha Reeves last year, being asked to play at the Junos and being asked to play Bluesfest last year – it’s a very, very good band and people will be impressed.” There is no cover charge to watch the band perform, but donations will be accepted to help the group purchase new microphones and lighting. O’Connor’s Irish Pub is located at 650 Kanata Ave., in the Kanata Centrum. The Holy Trinity band will also visit Coventry High School in Akron, Ohio in late May, while students from Coventry will visit Ottawa in early May. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids,” said Bateman.

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Giant rabbit comes to Kanata Sylvia Ralphs-Thibodeau Kanata Theatre

EMC entertainment - According to the play Harvey, the term Pooka originates “from old Celtic mythology (and is) a fairy spirit in animal form.” Harvey, in Mary Chase’s play of the same name, is a Pooka that appears in the form of a very large rabbit and friend to Elwood P. Dowd. The Kanata Theatre’s play this spring will bring a smile to your face and reinforce the value of being pleasant to your fellow humankind. Mary Chase wrote the play at the beginning of the Second World War at a time when the possibility of escaping from a gloomy reality was extremely attractive. Chase is reported to have been influenced by her broth-

er Frank who was a natural comic and later became a clown. Intrinsic to the play is a snapshot of social attitudes towards mental illness at the time. There is no denying that still today, mental illness is a touchy social subject. According to the mental health commission of Canada “many people living with a mental illness say the stigma they face is often worse than the illness itself.” This play’s hero, Elwood P. Dowd, manages to sidestep any such stigma by living in a world with a comforting and playfully friendly giant rabbit. Using humour and misadventure, the play allows its audience to become aligned with Elwood and even fearful that his fantasy might disappear. Harvey, which opened on Broad-

way in 1944, was a smash hit and continued a successful run for four years, with 1,775 performances. The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. Jimmy Stewart played Elwood in the 1950 film version that subsequently won an Oscar, with the award going to Josephine Hull for best actress and a nomination for Stewart for best actor. Harvey, directed by Peter Williams, will be performed as part of Kanata Theatre’s 44th season at the Ron Maslin Playhouse, located at 1 Ron Maslin Way. The play runs Tuesdays to Saturdays, from March 26 to April 6. Tickets are $20 and the curtain is at 8 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at 613-831-4435 or email BoxOffice@ For more information, visit

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EMC entertainment - Centretown’s Grassroots festival is returning this year and promises to be bursting with free, fun family activities spread across what is now a two-day event. The Grassroots Festival announced its lineup at Pressed Gourmet Sandwich Bar in Centretown on March 6. After a successful inaugural year, organizer Robert Nesbitt decided to expand the festival’s programming to make it a two-day event taking place on April 27-28 at the Legion Hall located at 330 Kent St. “Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this event,” he said at the launch. Nesbitt said the incredible support he had with the inaugural event last year provided him with the opportunity to expand the festival. “The success of the festival is due in large part to the volunteers, some 65 of them,” he said. “Everyone associated with the festival is a volunteer, except the performers.” This year Nesbitt said there will be more than 65 volunteers helping with the festival. For music lovers or learners, there is more than 34 hours of free entertainment during the daytime with multiple opportunities to learn a thing or two from some local Ottawa musicians at any of the free workshops and performances during the weekend. In total, there will be 120 musical performances, including a pint-sized choir led by Chris White. “The Sparrows are a group of home-schooled children who wanted to start a choir,” White explained. White, a local musician who cofounded the Ottawa Folk Festival and teaches singing at Algonquin College, said he jumped at the chance to work with the choir. The choir has 20 members from across the city. White has help from one of the home school parents, who coordinates the group. Six of the Sparrows choir members performed at the launch. The headliners for Saturday night are Wendell Ferguson and Suzie Vinnick, with openers Ana Miura and Amanda Rheaume. On Sunday night the headliner is Big Soul Project with opener Andy Rush and the Weekend Choir. Sunday’s concert is a fundraiser, to help raise money for CKCU FM, a volunteer-run radio station in Ottawa. Ticket prices are $25 for Saturday night, $15 for Sunday night, and $35 for a weekend pass. More information about the festival is available at www.


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him up to the cutter and take a few cuts around the barnyard. But they were few indeed, because within minutes he was heaving like his


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Mary Cook’s Memories to keep her out of the sun, because one day her skin turned as red as a beet. As we rocked in the swing, Biddy would fall sound asleep in minutes. I thought she was beautiful. Emerson said she was a freak. Then there was Lambie. She was black as ink and in a flock as white as the driven snow, was an immediate outcast. I adopted Lambie immediately. As well as being black when she was born, Father doubted she would see morning -- she was tiny and had trouble breathing. After sleeping in the house by the Findlay Oval in a cardboard box and being fed by me from a doll’s bottle, she thrived. She followed me everywhere and eventually had to be kept in the barn after Mother announced there

would be no more sheep in the house. Then there was old Harry With The Heaves, as he was called. Harry was a dark brown horse with a questionable ancestry. He was very old and had what we called a sway-back. Emerson said you could lay a bale of hay in the middle of his back. He wasn’t much good for working, but like all the other misfits that came into being on the farm, I loved old Harry With The Heaves with a deep passion. With the least exertion old Harry would heave like he was taking his last breath, so he was never put to work. He mainly sought a cool place in the summer, with his head almost touching the ground and standing perfectly still, and in the winter stayed in the warmth of the barn. Sometimes I would hitch R0011949935

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Harry the horse remembered every night in Mary’s prayers Continued from page 17

Now, a horse with the heaves isn’t much good to a farmer, so I dreaded the day Father would say Harry’s time had come. I decided I had to have a talk with Father. I waited for just the right time. As he did every night before he went to bed, he went to the barns to check on the animals. Never do I ever remember him not putting on his boots and heavy coat and heading out to the barns before bedtime. One night I went with him. Of course, old Harry With The Heaves was in his stall with his head almost to the floor. I asked Father what was going to happen to my favourite horse when he could no longer even walk around the barnyard. Father just said, “We’ll worry about that when the time comes,” which put my mind at ease for the moment. Every night afterward I added old Harry to my prayers, asking that “his time” be a long way off.

The winter was severe that year. Harry was kept in the barn almost every day. The frosty air would cause him to heave even if he wasn’t walking around the barnyard. Without fail, as soon as I came home from school and got into my play clothes, I would head for the barn to see Harry. Then came the day when Harry was gone. I thought perhaps Father had let him out for some air. But he was nowhere to be seen. I was frantic and ran from building to building looking for Father. He was cleaning out the sheep stable, and it looked like he knew exactly why I was there. “Where is he?” Father put the fork down, and rubbed the top of my head which immediately started me into the tears. All he said was, “Harry has gone to a better place.” When I was very young I thought the animals I loved would live forever. Harry, like Biddy and Lambie, had gone to a better place.

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EMC news - Canada has lost a national icon. The Ottawa Valley has lost a grateful friend. Stompin’ Tom Connors, the plywood-thumping, chain-smoking singer-songwriter whose music struck a distinctly Canadian chord, died March 6 at his Halton Hills, Ont. home. He was 77 years old. Immediately upon word of Connors’ death, reported to be from natural causes, tributes began piling up via traditional media and social media platforms, All last week, that trend continued and intensified. It seems every region in the country can claim a connection to Stompin’ Tom. He was born in New Brunswick and spent his formative years in Skinner’s Pond, P.E.I. before taking to the road. The Ottawa Valley’s connection starts in 1967 with his first hit, Big Joe Mufferaw, that mentions towns from Renfrew and Arnprior to Kemptville and beyond. Lyle Dillabough recalls the time Stompin’ Tom helped save the former Mississippi Hotel in Carleton Place from demolition in 1990. Dillabough penned a letter asking for his support. “Tom made a plea to the public to ‘Save the Grand Ole Lady,’” Dillabough recalls. “In 1990 Tom

was still quite a bit in his reclusive period so when he made that public statement the nation’s media went into a bit of a frenzy. And that had everything to do with why the Grand Ole Lady still stands at the corner of Bridge Street and Lake Avenue in Carleton Place today.” It was in Peterborough that Connors’ trademark habit of stomping the heel of his left boot to keep rhythm earned him the nickname “that stompin’ guy” or “Stomper.” However, the name Stompin’ Tom Connors was first coined when Boyd MacDonald, a waiter at the King George Tavern in Peterborough, introduced him as such on stage. The name stuck as Connors went on to produce a bevy of hit songs, including Bud The Spud, Sudbury Saturday Night, The Bug Song and, of course, The Hockey Song, the ultimate music tribute to Canada’s game. In past interviews, former hockey superstar Bobby Orr has said that for all the many honours he received for his on-ice excellence, being referenced in that song’s lyrics - “Someone roars, Bobby scores” - tops the list. No one knows that better than Brian Edwards, whose Peterboroughbased Rocklands Talent and Management Inc. first promoted Connors in the late 1980s, reviving his music career after a lengthy hiatus.

“He stood up for every Canadian through his music, his words and his actions,” notes Edwards regarding what has prompted the outpouring of condolences. “It doesn’t surprise me but it’s heartwarming...comforting.” Edwards planned the March 13 memorial, noting he and Connors discussed such an event in advance. “The thinking was Tom is such a public person and a public tribute would be most appropriate,” notes Edwards. “When we looked at a venue, there’s Toronto, there’s Charlottetown where he grew up, there’s Saint John where he was born but it kept coming back to Peterborough. “He didn’t forget the support shown him in the early years and since. When he started hearing from others about Peterborough, he made up his mind he wanted it here.” Among the confirmed speakers, besides himself, were former Canadiens goalkeeper and national politician Ken Dryden, former governor-general Adrienne Clarkson and former BMI Records executive Dean Cameron. There was also a live music component and videos highlighting Connors’ career. It was just before 5 p.m. Wednesday that Edwards was notified of Connors’ passing by one of his four children. The singer is also survived by wife Lena.


Canadian folk legend Stompin’ Tom Connors, who died last week, credits the Ottawa Valley and a legendary logger named Big Joe Mufferaw for his first break in the music business. “I knew it was coming. Tom and I had talked the past few weeks,” says Edwards. On the evening of March 6, the family of Stompin’ Tom Connors released the following statement penned by Connors: “Hello friends. I want all my fans, past, present or future, to know that without you, there would have not been any Stompin’ Tom. “It was a long, hard, bumpy road but this great country kept me inspired with its beauty, character and spirit, driving me to keep marching

on, and devoted to sing about its people and places that make Canada the greatest country in the world. I must now pass the torch to all of you to help keep the Maple Leaf flying high, and be the patriot Canada needs now and in the future.” “I humbly thank you all, one last time, for allowing me in your homes. I hope I continue to bring a little bit of cheer into your lives from the work I have done.” With files from Peterborough This Week


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Karen McCrimmon, local Liberal leadership candidate defends fellow leadership candidate, Justin Trudeau. Co-operate with NDP? Murray champions co-operation with the New Democrats as a way to oust the Conservatives. The majority of Canadians voted for parties other than the one holding a majority in the House of Commons. She favours some union or willingness not to split the vote in key ridings. Trudeau and McCrimmon are against the notion. The former is concerned the NDP is “playing dangerous games” around separation by appeasing its Quebec wing. Murray in Halifax cited polls showing twothirds of Canadians support proportional representation “so that their vote counts” and that more than half of Liberals favour a one-time cooperation with the NDP. McCrimmon said Canadians want more parties to pick from, not fewer. She would consider co-operation after 2015, saying the top 24 of 25 countries in the world are multiparty states. It is only the U.S. that is stagnating due to infighting between Republicans and Democrats. “We don’t want that in Canada. It doesn’t have to be us against them,” McCrimmon said. “In the U.S. they can’t find a way to compromise. We don’t want that to happen here.” Asked if there is a place for a centrist party of self-proclaimed “good managers” in a world with massive environmental and economic problems - seemingly requiring bold and radical ideas - McCrimmon said yes, more than ever. “The problems are complex, but are not going to be solved by a single layer of government and one view,” she said. “If you are heavyhanded you’re not going to get anything done. We need compromise and common ground. We need that now more than ever.”


EMC news - Local Liberal leadership candidate Karen McCrimmon rushed to the defence of Justin Trudeau following a recent debate in Halifax. At least three of the eight candidates vying to head the federal party have gone on the offense against perceived frontrunner Trudeau. MPs Joyce Murray and Marc Garneau pressed him to detail his plan to defeat the Conservatives in 2015. Trudeau shot back, saying at the March 3 televised debate that he has been as specific as anyone else in the race. Many observers say attacking Trudeau is the only option left for serious contenders looking to win the leadership race. But the risky move could backfire if Trudeau wins and wants to punish those who played hardball. McCrimmon, who in 2011 finished second to Gordon O’Connor in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills race, had from day one of the campaign a clean-fighting policy. She wanted all candidates to “take the high road.” “It’s been a very positive experience; lots of people across the country are looking for change,” McCrimmon said in the lead up to the March 23 final debate in Montreal. “I’ve said that I’m not going to attack other candidates, and that I would support any candidate that is not attacking other candidates.” She fears the Conservatives will use leadership-race attacks against the party in the next election. Whoever becomes leader, she added, will be forced to withstand two years of Conservative attack ads; so offering them more ammunition is not an option. Asked to pitch herself for the party’s top job, McCrimmon said she “has no baggage” and a record of community service. Then quickly adds the party will offer a “strong team of Liberal leaders” during the next general election. Asked about Trudeau and his prospects for winning, she said he has run an impressive campaign. But with a preferential-vote system in place anything can happen. “He’s got a pretty powerful campaign going,” McCrimmon said. “It’s not a first-past-the-post system; there’s opportunity there.” Garneau, a former astronaut, recently asked for a one-on-one debate with Trudeau. It is unlikely the son of former prime minister and cultural iron Pierre Elliot Trudeau will accept the challenge. “We have to choose the right leader,” Garneau said at the Halifax debate. “I believe that Canadians want to see substance, they don’t want empty words.” McCrimmon said now is not the time for a leader to reveal specific policy items, but to “show vision”. “(Garneau) is on the line. I understand where he is coming from, but he’s on the line,” she said. “What we need is vision, not how to do it. We need to know which direction.” When it comes to specifics, Trudeau is against the Northern Gateway pipeline, in favour of foreign investment, and for the legalization of marijuana.

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Hundreds of officers mourn slain Steve Déry Eddie Rwema

EMC news – A somber mood fell over Ottawa as more than 800 police officers from across Canada gathered at Notre Dame Cathedral March 9 to mourn the death of Const. Steve Déry. Déry, a police officer who grew up in Orléans, attending Garneau high school, had his life and career cut short abruptly on March 2 when he was shot while on duty in Kuujjuaq, northen Quebec. The 27-year-old officer was working with the Kativik Regional Police Service about 1,400 kilometres north of Montreal, where he was shot when he and his partner responded to a domestic violence call in the community. A letter from Déry’s father Gilles, read by a friend, described his son as a “hero and a great police officer.” “I’m so proud to have had you as a son. I will think of you until we meet again,” Gilles wrote. His death touched close to home for many in Orléans, who remembered Déry from

his hockey and lacrosse days as a teenager, and his early days growing up in Rockland. Mixed with the sadness and sense of loss, Kativik’s police chief, Aileen MacKinnon, told the gathering how she was the last person to say goodbye to Steve in the hospital before he died. “I lost one of my boys,” she said.

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Déry’s brother Benoit described him as a definition of a perfect brother and best friend.

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Ottawa recognized as age-friendly World Health Organization designation marks launch of city’s older adult plan Laura Mueller

EMC news - Ottawa marked the launch of its plan for making the city more liveable for seniors by announcing it is now part of the World Health Organization’s network of age-friendly cities. The global designation reaffirms the intent of the city’s older adult plan: to ensure the city’s services and infrastructure contribute to healthy aging and a good quality of life for seniors, Mayor Jim Watson said. “This is a pivotal moment for our city as we move towards a new way of providing services,” Watson said during the March 6 launch event held at the Council on Aging of Ottawa’s headquarters in the Diocesan Centre in Alta

It means the city will have to do things a little differently to serve its aging population. The older adult plan is a framework to look at how the city can “empower and support” its older residents, Watson said. From lengthening the walk time on pedestrian signals to putting out more yellow boxes of grit for residents to use on sidewalks, there many small and large ways the city can better support seniors, said Bay Coun. Mark Taylor, chairman of the city’s community and protective services committee. Taylor also highlighted a new city initiative – the Older Adult Activity Guide, which is published on and in hard copy. It’s a compendium of all recreational services and programs the city offers

Vista. In the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Ottawa will double, Watson said. For the first time ever there will be more seniors living in the city than children under the age of five. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp the impact of that, Watson said, so he offered an example. The first time he served as mayor from 1997 to 2000, Watson said he used to get around three or four requests each year to send out certificates congratulating residents on their 100th birthdays. Last year, Watson’s office received 27 requests. “That is telling me something,” he said. “We are on the cusp of a significant demographic shift,” agreed Kathy Yach, president of the council’s board.

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Mayor Jim Watson chats with Nepean residents Sandra Sosic, left, of the Canadian Red Cross, and Laura Mogawie, right, during the launch of the city’s older adult plan at the Council on Aging of Ottawa’s headquarters on March 6. for older residents and it’s something people asked for during consultations on the older adult plan, Taylor said. As a capital city, Ottawa has a unique position to take on a leadership role and provide an example for other municipalities on how to become age friendly, Yach said.

“Let’s build a community that respects elders and allows them to remain engaged in their communities,” she said. In a video message, James Beard of the World Health Organization congratulated Ottawa on becoming part of the global “momentum” to inte-

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City rethinking how it does consultation

EMC news – Online surveys? Twitter? Old-fashioned community meetings? The city wants to know how you’d like to be engaged in municipal issues. The city has never really updated its policy on how it consults with individuals and groups, said the city’s general manager of community and social services, Aaron Burry. The public consultation strategy was put together in 2004 after amalgamation. “There wasn’t a lot of work done to put that into practice or look at how we were going to do this,” Burry said. “Given everything that’s changed in terms of how our world works.” And now, technology and social media are changing the way people engage with the city. The consultation will look at how the city might be able to take advantage of those opportunities when it asks for feedback on different municipal issues and proposals. “Going back 10 or 12 years ago at amalgamation, consultations were … at four locations in the city – east, west, south and one open house – and that was consultation,” Burry said. “I think we are moving beyond that and approaching it by trying different things.” The city wants to look at everything from the very beginning of the process, including what the city is hoping to achieve through consultations, how it lets residents know consultations are happening and how different city departments can use the various forms of consultations that this process will outline. Engaging the “silent majority” will be a big part of it, Burry said. Online engagement is part of that, but co-ordinating with community groups like the City for All Women Initiative helps, too. Initiative volunteers can follow the city’s consultation model and organize a smaller event that attracts residents who may not normally come out to a city-organized meeting, especially if the session can be offered in an-

Consultations • March 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Colonel By Room at city hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. • April 3, 7 to 9 p.m., Orléans Client Service Centre (Room 340), 255 Centrum Boul., Orléans • April 10, 7 to 9 p.m., John G. Mlacak Community Centre (Hall D), 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata • April 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Walter Baker Sports Centre food court, 100 Malvern Dr., Nepean other language. “We’ve seen in some of those consultations a much broader and a much stronger response that covers all areas. Not just the usual suspects,” he said. Helping people understand when and how their feedback will make an impact will also be part of the process, Burry said. For instance, some people come to city committee meetings and don’t understand their speaking time will be limited to five minutes, or that they cannot ask questions to committee members. Ensuring residents have the info to make their participation meaningful is a priority, Burry said. The city will also be looking at how other governments consult the public and offering examples of what might work in Ottawa. A strategy and a “toolkit” for city staff to use when consulting with the public will be brought to city councillors for approval in the fall, Burry said. An online survey will be available from March 25 to April 16. For more information, go to and search “public engagement strategy.”


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EMC news - The K-Rock Centre in Kingston was close to capacity for the final game of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts between Ontario, lead by skip Rachel Homan, and Manitoba. The signs in the crowd said the team had the “Homan-field advantage” and a win was “Homan-ly possible,” as friends and family of the four curlers based out of the Ottawa Curling Club packed the rink to cheer on Feb. 24. Homan, a Kanata resident, gave everyone who made the trip a good show, winning the title. Next up for the Homan rink, which includes Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle, is taking on the world championship in Latvia as Canada’s representatives. It will be too far for family members, including team manager and Rachel’s father Craig Homan, to travel – though he admitted he probably won’t sleep and will wake up to watch his daughter on TV despite the time difference. “So many people drove down, just even for our final game,” said Rachel, 23. “I thought we were capable of winning.” She won a silver medal at the

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From left, Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Mayor Jim Watson, Lisa Weagle and Alison Kreviazuk celebrate the curling team’s recent national championship win with some custom curling cupcakes at city hall on March 7.

West Carleton Review They are a young rink, but Rachel has already been on the ice for almost 20 years. Craig said he had to get special permission for his daughter to take the ice when she was four years old. “At 12 years old, they beat 20 year olds,” he said. “I always knew there was something special.” Working around full-time jobs, the team still manages to hit the ice every day. “It’s like having two jobs,” Rachel said. She started curling in Navan before moving to Cityview and

later the Rideau curling club. But it’s been even busier than usual with a frenzy of training, interviews and celebrations since the team got back from Kingston. On March 7, only a few days before they were set to leave for Latvia, they were welcomed by Mayor Jim Watson at city hall, who noted the last Ontario team to win the Canadian championship was in 1996. “We had a bit of a drought, but we were treated to a thrilling final,” said Watson. “What an amazing feat of winning the Canadian championship. I find it fascinating to watch,

the precision you brought to the sport.” Days earlier the women were invited to Parliament Hill to meet Prime Minister Steven Harper, and the Ottawa Curling Club had planned a March 9 send-off party. “We’re blown away by the support Ottawa has shown us,” Rachel said. “We hope to do you proud in a few days. The world championships will air on TSN, and run from March 16 to 24. Team Canada will play its first game on March 16, taking on Scotland.

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world junior championships and is going into her first women’s world championships with some big goals, aiming to make the playoffs and put her rink in the final game. The young team certainly stood out at the Scotties, with all of the players taking home individual honours. Rachel took home a new car for winning the Ford Hot Shots contest, which Miskew placed third in. Weagle was named to the first all-star team, and Kreviazuk won the Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award.

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Ravens enter basketball history books Eddie Rwema

EMC sports – The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team achieved an unprecedented accomplishment by winning their record-breaking ninth championship after an impressive 9242 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves on March 10. The Ravens entered the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 with eight championship rings along with the University of Victoria but that changed after the Vikes were eliminated. From the start of the game the Ravens seemed to be on mission to enter the history books. Dave Smart, Carleton’s head coach, said he was thrilled by how his team defended. “I think we had some struggles offensively, but defensively and rebounding-wise I think they battled against different types of opponents,” said Smart. Rowdy Ravens fans waved thundersticks as they struggled to take pictures and have a glimpse of the team’s stars as they were crowned champions at the Scotiabank Place. The 50-point winning margin doubled the existing record for the final. In 1964 Windsor defeated UBC 94-70. Ravens forward and tournament MVP Thomas Scrubb was the top scorer in the final with 17 points and

eight rebounds. Four other Ravens, Philip Scrubb, Springer-Williams, Tyson Hinz, and Dan Penner, hit double digit points too. “I am just happy that team won,” said Thomas, adding that he played hard and did whatever he could to help his team win. “It’s been a long year,” he said. “It feels great to finish it off with a win, especially being at home in front of the home crowd, it really makes it a lot better.” The Ravens ran up a 13-point lead before the Thunderwolves could get on the score board. Third-year Ravens guard Philip Scrubb said the team never expected to win by that much. Philip finished with 15 points on the night, two behind his brother Thomas. Earlier, the bronze medal game between Ottawa and Acadia was decided in overtime with the Gee-Gees coming out on top 92-85.

The Carleton Ravens basketball team celebrates its gold medal after an easy win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves at the 2013 CIS men’s basketball finals at Scotiabank Place on Sunday, March 10. The Ravens ran up a 13-point lead before the Thunderwolves could get on the scoreboard.



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Algonquin women go 21-0 to win provincial championship Basketball squad aims for national title

is preparation and game planning for each upcoming matchup. This includes evaluating key defensive and offensive players and watching game film before playing each team, preparing for each situation. “It’s all about prep work,” Farhat said. “It’s all about having the same mindset and having everyone on the team mentally focused.” She said the team is hitting it’s stride at the right time after playing their best game of the year in the provincial final, winning by 30 points.

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EMC news - The Algonquin College women’s basketball team stormed through all of Ontario with an 18-0 season record, and another three wins to took them all the way to defeat Fanshawe College in the provincial championship. The three-time provincial champions are now looking to their next goal: to pull an upset from their fourth-seeded ranking and win a national championship. “Being undefeated wasn’t one of our goals that we wrote out, but it was something we knew we had to do to establish ourselves at the national level,” said team co-captain Abeer Farhat, a second-year police foundations student. The Algonquin team has several fourth-year players and veterans who have been to the national championships before. “The last couple years we’ve gone in as kind of a lower seed,” said head coach John MacInnis. “With this team we have this year and how we’ve done, we’re right up there.” MacInnis credits the team’s overall vision and goal-setting from the start of the year for the successful season. “We set some lofty goals at the beginning,” he said. “We’ve got a great group that decided they wanted it.” He said a large part of their season

It’s all about having the same mindset and having everyone on the team mentally focused. ABEER FARHAT, TEAM CO-CAPTAIN

They lost last year to Dawson College at the national championship, so a win over the Quebec college would be redemption. Algonquin will play the fifthranked Olds College Broncos from Alberta in their first matchup on March 14. The national championships will be played March 14 to 16 in Truro, N.S on Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus. The tournament will be the last games in Thunder jerseys for four graduating players. The championships can be followed online by visiting womensbasketball2013.


The Algonquin College Thunder women’s basketball team went 18-0 in the regular season and with three more wins in the post-season, locked up the Ontario College Athletic Association gold medal. The team will now move on to the national championships, held in Truro, N.S., at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus from March 14 to 16.

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Charity Group collects for the Snowsuit Fund Laura Quirk

EMC news - The Charity Group’s most recent endeavour was a Winter Fun Day to raise funds and outdoor gear for the Snowsuit Fund. The group, comprised of a group of neighbourhood children from Brodeur Crescent and Beaufort Drive in Katimavik, raised more than $100 and five large bags filled with snowsuits and winter clothing, a whole diaper box full of scarves, mittens and toques, as well as winter boots and even some skates. Jackson McAffee got the idea from the Cancer Carnival the group held last summer. He liked it so much he decided to join the Charity Group and help run the winter fun carnival on Feb. 24. The event was held in the yard at Katimavik Elementary School’s outdoor rink. Charity Group members Jacintha and Leanne Luo, Devin Quirk and Matthew Winter delivered fliers around Brodeur and Beaufort to advertise, making sure to tape one to every door in the loop. Members David Kormylo, Scott Rousseau, Joshua and

Nicholas Winter, and Jackson and Drew McAffee, with the help of Jackson’s dad, Andy, organized hockey stations on the larger rink. Members Jasmine Quirk, Grace Dixon and Anna Powers, with the help of Grace’s mom Pam, ran games like Red Light-Green Light and What Time is It Mr. Wolf? on the smaller rink. Jackie and Kelly Kormylo manned the hot chocolate and baked goods table, while accepting donations from all the neighbours. “I like how you could practice hockey and for the little kids, there were little games, too,” said Kristen Rose, who joined the Charity Group after attending the winter carnival. The afternoon was spent skating, tobogganing, building ice sculptures with colored ice, eating treats and catching up with neighbours. “I thought the Charity Group did a good job at the carnival (because) the parents didn’t have to do much,” said Jasmine Quirk, founder of the Charity Group. “Mostly the kids did all the work and it really made the kids feel good and happy (because) it’s fun to help charity

and see other people happy.” BEAUTIFUL DAY

It was a beautiful day on Feb. 24, warm enough to stay outside for hours and cold enough to keep the ice from melting on the rink. The neighbours drank more than 90 cups of hot chocolate and ate about 10 dozen baked treats. The Charity Group was so pleased that Rod MacLean, president of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association, dropped by for some fresh air and chatted with the neighbours as well. Peter O’Leary, a board member from the Snowsuit Fund and regional general manager at Metroland Media, picked up the donated items. O’Leary told the Charity Group that Canadian Tire is also a drop off spot for the Snowsuit Fund and that thousands of families use the service every year. Margaret Armour, fundraising co-ordinator from the Snowsuit Fund, said that now is a great time to donate, as they need to have a full stock of clothes for the fall. The Charity Group wants

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to encourage schools to start Snowsuit Fund boxes if they have the opportunity and for anyone who will be doing spring cleaning soon to make sure they donate any gently used items to the Snowsuit Fund. For more information,

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EMC sports - The Eastern Ontario Tackle Football Officials Association is conducting its spring recruiting drive, seeking people interested in becoming football officials. EOTFOA provides officials for leagues from tyke through high school, midget

and junior ranks. Our 70-plus members work games from Brockville to Cornwall and Hawkesbury, through the Ottawa region to Pembroke and Deep River. The season runs from May through November. Potential officials must be age 16 or older, should be in good physical condition and have at least a basic knowl-

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visit This past summer, members of the Charity Group held a Carnival for the Canadian Cancer Society and raised more than $800. Since then, the group has cleaned the Katimavik Woods, made milk

bag mats for Haiti, collected items for Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge and encouraged children to re-think the idea of birthday presents and collect donations for charity instead. The Charity Group now has 17 active members.

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Neighbourhood children from Brodeur Crescent and Beaufort Drive in Katimavik, raised more than $100 and five large bags filled with snowsuits and winter clothing, a whole diaper box full of scarves, mittens and toques, as well as winter boots and even some skates.




edge of football. Experience as a player or coach is a definite asset, but is not required. The association will host an introductory clinic in Ottawa on April 20. Officials also receive ongoing training and mentoring through the EOTFOA. For more details, email executiveEOTFOA@gmail. com.

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Cavaliers good as gold The Kanata Cavaliers major bantam girls basketball team competed in the Toronto HoopDome Basketball tournament last month, going undefeated against Whitby, Timmins, Sudbury and Peterborough before beating the Scarborough Blues in the final to win the gold.

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City to crack down on derelict properties Laura Mueller

EMC news - Owners of rundown vacant buildings can expect a crackdown from bylaw officials, Mayor Jim Watson said as he took a hardline stance on derelict properties on March 7. “No one wants a rundown building in their neighbourhood,” the mayor said. They detract from the value of neighbouring properties, discourage new businesses from locating nearby and create safety concerns, the mayor said. The crackdown means the city will insist that property owners keep up with the basic maintenance required to keep their properties safe. Until now, the city had only been enforcing minimum standards because staff believed it would encourage property owners to take matters into their own hands. For the most part, that tactic has worked, he said. But not in all cases.

Under Ottawa’s current bylaws, the city can force property owners to fix the roof and paint and maintain the building’s facade, repair broken windows, clean up debris and garbage and ensure that protective boards called hoarding are painted and maintained to blend in with the building, “not becoming a mish-mash of posters,” Watson said. If the work isn’t done in the required amount of time, the city will send in a contractor do the work and add the cost to the owner’s property tax bill. Watson said the city does that “on a regular basis. According to city staff, the city has invoiced the owners of six derelict properties a total of $3,886 so far this year, but the city doesn’t track whether those properties were vacant or occupied. The city contracted $130,330 in repairs for 85 properties last year. “These are not unreasonable demands. It’s just common sense for any property

owners,” the mayor said. “Show some pride in your city and show some respect to your friends and neighbours.” “It’s a drag on the economic potential of neighbourhoods like this and it’s something that needs to be addressed if we aspire to more,” Hume added. Watson singled out one company in particular – Claude Lauzon Group – which is already taking the city to court in an effort to get permission to tear down a decaying school it owns at the corner of Cumberland and Murray streets in Lowertown. The conflict between the property management company and the city escalated last week with Lauzon sending letters to councillors Mathieu Fleury and Peter Hume threatening defamation lawsuits for comments made to Le Droit newspaper and the CBC regarding the rundown state of the old school Lauzon Group owns at 287 Cumberland St. “The city will not be intimidated by legal tactics from der-

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Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury discuss changes to how the city deals with derelict properties in front of two such examples in Vanier: 84 and 86 Beechwood Ave., which are owned by the Claude Lauzon Group. elict property owners,” Watson said. A lawyer for Claude Lauzon Group did not return calls before this newspaper’s deadline. Hume said he doesn’t regret any comments he made. “If anything, the comments that I and Coun. Fleury and others have made have engendered a wider public debate that, at the end of the day, is going to make our city a better place.” Fleury’s ward, Rideau-Vanier, is home to a concentration of rundown buildings, including the school at 287

Cumberland St., so he has taken a particular interest in fixing the issue. “You might own commercial, residential or institutional buildings that are vacant, but from street level, they shouldn’t (look) vacant,” Fleury said. Hume said the issue spans the entire city, and it’s not just about properties that have a heritage designation. “This is an issue that communities face whether you’re on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South or you’re in my community on Faircrest Heights that has a building that was dam-

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Forward Matt Capello, 19, says his favourite part of being a Condors player is ‘wearing number 11 on my own jersey.’


Mariano Santini, 14, plays defence for the Capital City Condors hockey team. ‘I love having a team to play on’ says Mariano, who wears jersey number 10.

Being part of a team is 15-year-old Kyle Sjolund’s favourite part of playing defence for the Capital City Condors. The number 21 player says ‘I love being with my team-mates.’

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EMC news - When Maya Chikaishi first moved to Ottawa 14 years ago, she immediately felt like it would be her new home. Having made the 15,000-kilometre journey from Japan to Ottawa to learn English and expand her career prospects, Chikaishi went to Carleton University. As she approached approaching graduation, the young woman admitted her lack of Canadian work experience would make it hard for her to find a job, but Ottawa software firm Kivuto gave her an interview and eventually the chance she was looking for. Now a director with the firm, she said she is proud to still call Ottawa her home. Kivuto and Chikaishi were honoured on March 6 for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by the local organization Hire Immigrants Ottawa. “I’m honoured and pleased to be part of this company and to receive this award,” Chikaishi said. The event took place at the National Arts Centre as part of a twoday summit to help promote diverse workplaces. Henry Akanko, the director of Hire Immigrants Ottawa, said the awards handed out at the summit are a way to encourage more employers to consider hiring recent immigrants. “The value is to raise the profile of why it’s important to have diverse workplaces,” Akanko said. “These awards help us tell successful stories to organizations who may be thinking of expanding.” The second recipient of the award was Bridgehead Coffeehouse and Roastery. Tracey Clark, the managing director of Bridgehead, accepted the award. “This is a nice recognition for the efforts that we are making,” she said. Clark added that she feels this award is also something the coffee house’s employees can celebrate too. “We think diversity is really important,” she said. “It came out of us trying to be competitive, but everyday we are learning new things from our employees.” For starters, Clark said, some of the new immigrants the company has hired have proven to be a great influence in the kitchens of her establishments, offering ideas on new dishes the coffee house could serve. For Chikaishi, working for Kivuto has been life altering. “They have given me one opportunity after another,” she said. Chikaishi started her career in email support, as a Japanese translator and is now the director of her department. “I just kept getting more and more responsibility,” Chikaishi said.

Now part of the hiring team, Chikaishi said she is interviewing a lot of new immigrants for positions at the company. “They remind me of myself, 10 years ago,” she said. “I didn’t get a lot of interviews because I didn’t have much Canadian experience, and I know what they are going through.” Her goal as a manager, she added, is to continue to create a diverse workplace at Kivuto, where she has met some of her best friends. “Working here feels like being part of a family,” she said. Located at the Ottawa United Way’s office in Overbrook, Hire Immigrants Ottawa is a community-based initiative that connects employers with access to skilled immigrants as well as resources and tools to be encouraged to hire new immigrants. Launched in 2006, the government funded organization hosts the annual awards to help promote the ongoing process of building diverse workforces.

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Maya Chikaishi and her employer, Kivuto Solutions Inc., were one of two companies honoured for employer excellence at the 2013 Employer Council of Champions Summit on March 6.

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On March 4, I attended my first Transportation Committee meeting as Vice-Chair. The meeting focused on the proposal for Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa’s Streets. Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The idea behind the Downtown Moves Study is to provide a plan for how people will move through Ottawa’s downtown once LRT decreases bus activity in the downtown core from 2,600 to 600 buses daily. Although the study provided several interesting proposals, I was very disappointed to see that a report costing over half a million dollars, provided no detail on how many parking spots would be lost. I want to be sure that Kanata taxpayers are getting good value for their hard earned tax dollars. The fact is that most people travelling from Kanata to downtown will travel by car, and I don’t want to see cycling lanes replace the parking spots you rely on. I will not support projects coming out of the Downtown Moves report until I know exactly how much it will cost, and what impact it will have on people driving from Kanata. On March 7, I was honoured to have my name placed on the Wall of Inspiration, along with fellow United Way Community Building Award recipients. I look forward to continuing work on youth mental health issues and anti-bullying initiatives in the future.

Upcoming Events: April 6, 2013 – Community Breakfast I will be hosting a community breakfast at Don Cherry’s Bar and Grill featuring celebrated journalist and Sun TV personality Brian Lilley as a guest speaker. The cost will be $15.00 per person with all net proceeds being donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard. The breakfast will go from 9:00-11:00am. Upcoming Maintenance:


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City Councillor, Kanata north FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES (FCM) I’m writing this column in Prince George, BC, while attending Committee Meetings of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. These meetings give me an opportunity to learn from municipal representatives from across Canada and to contribute to policies which include financing for municipalities, international trade agreements, environmental issues, gender issues and much more. The end result benefits the City of Ottawa and supports the work of other municipalities. For example, FCM negotiated receipt of gas tax revenues from the Federal Government and those revenues are funding much of the Light Rail Project. IMPORTANT UPCOMING MEETINGS

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Bragging rights Ottawa Scout troops gather at the Walter Baker Sports Centre in Barrhaven to compete in this year’s Scouting Cub car rally on March 2. Scouts who participated built their own wooden cars and raced them down a wooden racetrack.

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OPEN HOUSE & MEETING ON DRAINAGE ISSUES & THE BLANDING TURTLE Monday, March 18, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. Presentations and discussion start at 7:00 pm. The meeting will deal with the final report on the study of the Blanding Turtle, an endangered species found in the Kanata area. This study was required as part of the Terry Fox Drive extension. The report shows there is a sizable Blanding Turtle population in the area, that the turtles have used the culverts provided and that the turtle-fencing is effective and should be extended. The drainage study draft document will be available for public review soon. Please check my website for information on how to obtain a copy. Information from this Open House will be evaluated, and changes may be made to the report. A second public meeting will be held within a couple of months, once the report is finalized. This study shows the present drainage from the KNL lands, including the Beaver Pond and Shirley’s Brook. Once completed, KNL will prepare their grading and drainage plans for the land north of the Beaver Pond. This land is part of a subdivision approved by City Council in 2003, with some changes by the OMB in 2006, prior to my election to Council later that year. WARD COUNCIL Monday, March 25, 7 pm, Program Room, Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. This meeting will include new public school plans, volunteer recognition event, Cleaning the Capital, town centre zoning and the status of 2 The Parkway and 1131 Teron Road. We will provide an update on the Outlet Mall, for which I hope to have the site plan by then. Details on contributing to the time capsule vault at the Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata and the commemorative pavers will be available.


EMC news - The Canadian Cancer Society urges Ontarians to talk to their doctor about getting checked for colon cancer during Colon Cancer Awareness Month this March. Many people may find the idea of talking to their doctor about testing for colon cancer embarrassing, so they avoid the subject altogether. But for Vicky Pullam, a 63-year-old Ottawa-area retiree, having that conversation saved her life. When Pullam turned 50, her doctor was adamant that she begin getting checked for colon cancer using a simple stool test despite the fact that she was healthy, active and had no symptoms. And, she didn’t let the “ick” factor of a stool test stop her from getting screened. “A lot of people feel uncomfortable about taking this test, but it’s easy and can be done in the privacy of your home. It’s a small price to pay knowing it could save your life,” said Pullam. Colon cancer is the number two cancer killer of men and women in Canada, yet it is 90 per cent treatable when caught early. For the next 12 years, Pullam continued to take the stool test every two years. In 2011, she noticed a change in her colon health and mentioned it to her doctor. A colonoscopy later revealed that Pullam indeed had a growth in her colon. “I was sitting on a time bomb and envisioned what would have happened to the polyp if I hadn’t been screened,” she said. The surgeon removed the polyp and biopsy results confirmed it had been found before becoming cancerous. As a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Pullam educates others about the importance of screening for colon cancer. Now she also speaks from personal experience. “I’ve become even more passionate about telling people who are (age) 50 and over to make sure they do the (test) and to talk to their doctor about other screening options,” she said. Pullam is cancer-free because she regularly tested for colon cancer before having any symptoms. Prevention is one of one of the best weapons in the fight against cancer and a big part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission. Make your bottom your top priority. Talk to your doctor about getting checked for colon cancer every two years, once you turn 50. To get the bottom line on colon cancer, visit You can download a tip sheet with questions to ask your doctor or send a free e-card to friends and family to remind them to get checked.

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KANATA’S CANOPY: EMERALD ASH BORER PANEL DISCUSSION March 27, 7-9 pm, Hall D, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau. With the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer, almost a third of Ottawa’s tree canopy, including many in Kanata, is in jeopardy. How can we protect the ash trees in our community? What are our options for ensuring a healthy canopy in the future? Come and hear the facts and participate in a discussion about the trees in your community. The panel will include: • Jason Pollard - Senior Forester, City of Ottawa Forestry Planning & Protection • Trevor Haché - Policy Coordinator for Ecology Ottawa (Tree Ottawa program lead) • Sarah Dehler - Vice-President of the Briarbrook/Morgan’s Grant Community Association R0011969558

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EMC news - The only thing standing between Emma-Rose Gibson and the world around her is a $10,000 pair of glasses. The eight-year-old was diagnosed with Demorsier Syndrome when she was two months old. Her mother, Jennifer-Anne, said she was told that Emma-Rose would never be able to see, smile, or show her emotions. “It was completely devastating to hear,” Jennifer-Anne said. “There were a lot of questions.” By the time she was two, Jennifer-Anne and her husband, Justin noticed that Emma-Rose could track some shapes with her eyes. “It took several trips to Sick Kids (hospital in Toronto) to get a surgeon to say she actually could see,” Jennifer-Anne said. Since then, Emma-Rose has had surgery to straighten out her eyes and deal with the optic nerve hypoplasia that gives her 20:400 eyesight. Normal is considered 20:20. To see her school work, she has to keep her face roughly three centimeters away from the page. That hasn’t stopped the vivacious Grade 3 student from enjoying life. Her mother describes her as happy and playful. She loves music and plays the piano. She wants to host a fundraiser concert and sing for

CHEO – the hospital that helped fix her eyes. “She’s incredible,” Jennifer-Anne said. In January, the family came across a company called eSight Eyewear that makes special, high-tech goggles that zoom in on objects. They would change Emma-Rose’s eyesight to 20:30. “It was almost heartbreaking to take the glasses away,” JenniferAnne said of the end of a trial. “She saw our faces and the world around her for the first time. Right now she can only see what’s directly in front of her.” The family, unable to pay the hefty price tag, is looking to the community for help. There will be a bowl-a-thon at the Merivale Bowling Centre on Merivale Road March 24 at 4 p.m. Jennifer-Anne said there is no need to register, everyone can come and participate. She has been trying to keep the event a secret from her daughter.

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Gillian Baker, Canadian Red Cross Society and Ottawa paramedic André Mollema urge Ottawa residents to stay safe this spring and stay away from local waterways. The two alongside Ottawa Police Services, Ottawa Public Health and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario offered safety tips and outlined the dangers of thin ice at New Edinburgh Park on March 4.

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EMC news - A group of health and safety officials is warning Ottawa residents to stay away from the ice as the warm weather approaches. Gillian Baker of the Canadian Red Cross Society spoke about water safety and drowning prevention tips at New Edinburgh Park on March 4. The warning comes from the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition, which includes organizations such as Ottawa police, Ottawa Public Health and the Ottawa Paramedic Services. The group warned residents that as the weather warms up, Ottawa’s rivers become dangerous. “This thaw makes our waterways extremely dangerous,” Baker said. Last year, she added, two people died from falling through the ice in the spring and emergency services responded to more than 78 ice and waterway-related calls. “It can take but only a second,”

Baker said of falling through the ice. She added that if someone does fall through the ice, residents are warned not to try to save them, but to call 911. “One can never tell the true depth or the thickness of the ice by the colour on the surface,” she said. The message, Baker added, is an important one for parents and dog owners who use city parks that boarder a waterway. Const. Alana Fong offered safety tips in case a person were to fall through the ice, noting the one-10one rule. • The cold shock of falling in the water will pass after one minute, at which point the victim must calm themselves down and slow their breathing • The victim will have about 10 minutes of meaningful movement before they begin to lose muscle control. During this time, the victim should try to get horizontal in the water and kick and push as much as possible.

• The victim will have one hour before hyperthermia sets in, depending on the type of clothing worn. “Try to work towards the spot where you fell in, and move into the best position to pull yourself up or out,” Fong said. The coalition also warns pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash near the rivers or ponds. The Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition was created in 2003 to help prevent incidents of drowning, near-drowning and other waterrelated injuries in Ottawa. Members of Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa police, paramedics and fire services, the Lifesaving Society, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, the Canadian Red Cross, Dovercourt Recreation Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario make up the coalition.

EMC news - A grassroots fundraising effort started by 14 students in Algonquin College’s police foundations program has netted $38,000. The college’s Spread the Net campaign – which started on Jan. 7 – with the intent of raising $15,000 to purchase mosquito nets to save lives in Africa. Davide Carlucci, the student chairman of the fundraising campaign, said he was always sure the college would be able to smash the original goal. “One $10 bed net can protect a family of five from malaria for five years,” Carlucci said. “I’m so happy with the work the school community did to get together and raise the money. We got an incredible amount of support from the students and the administration.” The college, including president Kent MacDonald, revealed the fundraising total on March 5. A team of 12 students from the victimology program were given tickets to an upcoming Billy Talent concert – for raising more than $3,000 for the college’s Spread the Net walk-a-thon fundraiser and pledge drive on Jan. 31. Hundreds of students and 30 teams participated in the Spread the Net walk-a-thon, including the students association, teams from the Perth and Pembroke campuses and student services. Some of the $38,000 total raised was through the sale of T-shirts, 7,000

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TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES, Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Work Italy, Spain, or England Summer camps. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations & Salary Labourers and form set- provided. Various Benefits. ters required for concrete Apply: 902-422-1455 email structures construction. Ve- hicle required. Fax or email resume: (613)253-4658, or Well Established trical Contractor has Looking for persons willing an opening for a 309a to speak to small groups, or 309c Electrician for 1 on 1 presentations. A Residential type work car and internet necessary. in West End of Ottawa. Please note that ONLY Diana (866)306-5858. LICENSED applicants will Sales Clerk wanted for be considered. Competiclothing boutique in West- tive wages and benefits. port. Store will be re-open- Must have own hand ing with a fresh new look. tools, transportation Some experience and flex- and valid driving license. ible hours preferred. Please Please forward resume to call Erin at (613)985-5096 or (613)924-0086. HOST FAMILIES WANTED! Northern Youth Aboard is looking for families to host 2 youths from Nunavut/ NWT, volunteering in your community July/August. 1-866-2122307

West Carleton House Cleaning company seeking immediate reliable employees. Tues-Fri, occa-sional Mondays. Approx 30-40 hour per week. Must have car to get to and from work only. Car supplied during the day. Serious enquires only. Please contact Natalie 613-832-4609 evening, 613-292-5189 daytime.

COUNSELLORS – Part time positions. Successful applicants will work in one week intervals for five to six weeks throughout the summer. Applicants must be enthusiastic and responsible team players who will provide fun and leadership for campers. Counsellors will live in cabins with campers and lead campers in the daily activities of summer camp. Minimum age 16 required. All applicants selected for an interview must be available on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to participate in a group interview. Salary: $300 - $350 per week. NOTE: Free room and board applies to all positions. To apply for any position visit our website at, complete the application form and send to: Ron and Joanne Hartnett, 89 Short Road, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3X9 or email: We thank all applicants. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY JUNIOR PLANNER/PLANNING COORDINATOR $54,470.13 - $66,957.70 The Town of Mississippi Mills is an urban and rural municipality with a population of 12,385 located in the County of Lanark. The Junior Planner/Planning Coordinator reports to the Town Planner and is responsible for the following: DUTIES u Assists in coordinating and processing of development applications under the Planning Act including the preparation of reports and recommendations; u Assists in the preparation of planning information related to land use planning matters and pertinent legislation to Committee, Council, staff and the general public; u Represent the Town in the provision of professional planning services to members of the public; u Assists in the preparation of comprehensive studies and research projects to address immediate and long term planning related issues; u Coordinates the input from developers, consultants and other departments, etc. on planning /development proposals and policy amendments; u Assists in the preparation and administering of planning development agreements; u Perform other such duties as directed. QUALIFICATIONS u University Degree in a planning related field; u Minimum of one (1) year prior planning experience in a position of similar responsibility; u Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners / Ontario Professional Planners Institute or be willing to obtain; u Must have a sound working knowledge of computers. Experience with GIS would be an asset; u Excellent verbal and written communications; u Analytical skills, initiative and ability to work under pressure. For a detailed job description for the position, please check out our website at Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, March 28th, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO, Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail: If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.


The successful candidate must be able to read electrical drawings (schemacs), use test equipment i.e. meggers, mul-meters, etc., modify or effect repairs to electrical supply and distribuon systems, to rewire buildings, indoor and outdoor lighng systems, and airport airfield lighng systems and apply safe work pracces. • a Secondary School Diploma and a valid Ontario Electricians Cerficate of Qualificaon or extensive training and experience in electrical maintenance to a level of a skill of journeyman proficiency and in the installaon and repair of electrical equipment and systems plus a valid Ontario Electricians Cerficate of Qualificaon;

• knowledge of algebra, simple shops mathemac electrical formulas and basic solid circuitry;

• ability to communicate in English, both orally and in wring, bilingualism (French) is an asset. Candidates must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence (Class G or equivalent) along with a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month), must successfully complete a security clearance check for an Airport Restricted Area Idenficaon Card (RAIC), and successfully pass examinaons for both an Airport Vehicle Operator’s Permit (AVOP) and a Restricted Radio Operator’s Cerficate.


The Oawa Airport Authority is commied to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representave of the diversity of the Canadian populaon. We strongly encourage candidates to self-idenfy if they are a person with a disability, an Aboriginal person or a member of a visible minority group.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613 256-2064. Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Town of Mississippi Mills we will endeavour to make such accommodations. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

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Interested candidates are invited to submit in confidence, a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged. Diane Smithson, CAO Town of Mississippi Mills Phone: (613) 256-2064 ext. 225 Fax: (613) 256-4887 E-mail:

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Canadian Firearms Hunt-er Safety Course. April 12, 13, 14. Carp. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

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At the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon, March 9th, 2013. Robert Crook; formerly of White Lake at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband for over 65 years of Frances (nee Smith). Dear father of Cathy Cunningham (David) of Arnprior and Peter Crook (Judy) of Ottawa. Predeceased by a daughter: Heather Harrington (Gary of Calgary) ; 3 brothers and a sister. Proud â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grandpaâ&#x20AC;? of Sandra Shean (Joey), Sharon McCuaig (Trevor), Neil Cunningham (Carrie-Anne) Bryan Crook, Warren Crook (Celine), Jeffrey Harrington and Steven Harrington and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great-Grandpaâ&#x20AC;? of Jonathan, Adam, Madison, Hannah, Logan, Elizabeth and Olivia. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening, March 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 16th from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. followed by a service to honour Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. Rev. Dr. Leo Hughes ofďŹ ciating. Spring interment White Lake Cemetery. In memory of Bob, a donation to the Arnprior Humane Society would be appreciated by his family. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior will assemble at the funeral home for a tribute service on Friday evening at 6:30. Condolences/Tributes/Donations/

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EMC entertainment - Conservatory Canada’s Cool Keys Camp returns to Kanata for a third year. The camp will be held July 2 to 4 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 1078 Klondike Rd. The three-day music camp invites pianists ages 10 to 18 to explore their spontaneous side under the guidance of clinicians David Story and Derek Oger. “We get the students off the page and creating music from scratch,” said Oger. “When they start getting comfortable using their ears, their musical and performance skills start to soar.” With its focus on contemporary music and jazz, the camp is a fun and novel change from the usual weekly piano lesson, Oger said. Each day

begins with a large group improvisation session at keyboards donated by Roland Canada. Then campers break into smaller ensembles, or receive individual instruction. Campers also enjoy exploring their creative side through drum circles and musical games. Outdoor recreation is also part of every day. Members of the public are invited to celebrate the campers’ new-found musical skills at a free closing concert, on July 4 at 4 p.m. Cook Keys Camp registration is limited to 20 students. The cost is $225 for three days if registered before June 7, or $250 after June 7. Registration can be done online at www. Teachers are also invited to audit the camp for only $10 per day.



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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: The deadline for all community event submissions is Friday at noon.

March 16

The Kanata Muslim Association is hosting the I.LEAD Conference at the Ernst and Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr. There is a cost associated with this event. For details, visit

March 18

The meeting to present the final report on Blanding’s turtles and the draft drainage study for the Beaver Pond and Shirley’s Brook has been rescheduled to March 18. There will be an open house starting at 6:30 p.m. with presentations followed by a question period for each study starting at 7 p.m.

March 20

Walden Village Retirement Residence invites you to ring in spring with a pancake luncheon at noon. Please RSVP to Amy at 613-5913991.

Until March 22

Soup for your soul! Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., warmly invites you to a time of worship and fellowship during Lent. Worship and lunch starts Feb. 22 at 12:10 p.m. and continues every Friday through Lent, until March 22. For details about the lunches or our Easter services, call 613-836-1429 or consult our website at

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March 28

March 28 is the deadline to register for applied suicide intervention skills training, to be held April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The training is hosted by the Kanata Haven Youth Centre at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The cost is $180 per person and includes an intervention handbook, lunch and more. For details, email or visit livingworks. net.

March 29

The annual Kanata Good Friday, Ecumenical Walk of the Cross starts at noon at St. Paul Anglican Church, 20 Young Dr. The walk will be held rain, snow or shine and everyone is welcome. For details call 613-2547491. Stops for scripture readings and reflection: St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd.; Kanata Medical Centre, 99 Kakulu Rd.; Holy Redeemer Catholic School, 75 McCurdy Dr.; Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr.; ending back at St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

April 1

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April 9

The Kanata Hazeldean Lions Club is hosting an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. The open house will detail the community works hosted by the club. For details, visit kanatalions.

April 20

Friends of the Farm is hosting a craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with an incredible selection of items to choose from at Building 72, at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, east off Prince of Wales roundabout. For details, call 613230-3276 or visit friendsofthefarm. ca.

BabyJam for military families is an interactive tickle, giggle, and cuddle class on Fridays from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., that will strengthen your bond with your baby. This BabyJam offered with the Military Family Resource Centre for parents and babies from 0-18 months old, from military families. For details, contact Doris at 613-998-4844.

May 3-5

Ten artists will open their homes for the 22nd annual Kanata Artists Studio Tour. Event times: May 3 from 5 to 9 p.m., and May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit, email or call 613-592-0508.


Prenatal classes will be offered by Ottawa Public Health until the end of April, in French and English, at the following Ottawa Public Library branches this winter: Alta Vista, Cumberland, Main, Nepean Centrepointe and Stittsville. Online registration is required but programs are free. Visit BiblioOttawaLibrary. ca or contact InfoService at 613580-2940 or for details. Make a difference in your community by joining the dynamic team of volunteers at the Ottawa Hospital. Please call volunteer services at 613-761-4279 for details.


Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Give Overeaters Anonymous a try. Meetings every Wednesday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. The Kanata Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School at 20 McKitrick Dr. Players of all ages and playing abilities are welcome. Contact Jenny Belousov at 613680-3572 for details.


The Nepean-Kanata Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Kanata, 101 Kanata Ave. For details, visit The Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at 4026 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners Legion. For details, visit Kanata Mixed Bowling League is

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Ottawa English Country Dance Club meets from 7:30 to10 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. The cost is $10 per evening which counts toward the yearly membership of $60. The first evening is free. For details, visit or call Brenda at 613-839-0055.


Kanata military family playgroup is a place to meet other military families, play and interact with your child and get information about services available from the Military Family Resource Centre and the community. Program includes free play, crafts and circle time. Program runs every Saturday at the Western Ottawa Community resource Centre, 2 MacNeil Crt., from 9 to 11 a.m., but closed during long week-ends. For details, contact 613-998-4888. The Military Family Resource Centre offers time away for military families, either in the afternoon or evening. Space is limited. Register up to one week in advance at 613998-4888. Reservation is mandatory.


Bingo at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Rd., every Sunday at 1 p.m. Win up to $1,500 weekly. Play all games for as little as $11. For details, call 613-591-5570.

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April 26 to May 17

Kanata Art Club members are reminded that April 1 is the deadline for registration for its spring art show and sale to be held May 4 and 5 at St. Isidore Parish Hall, 1135 March Rd. Registration forms are available on the club website at


Friends of the Farm are holding a used book drop-off from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a used book sale to be held

in June. No magazines, encyclopedias, or textbooks. Drop off at Building 72, at the Central Experimental Farm arboretum, east off Prince of Wales roundabout. For details, 613230-3276, info@friendsofthefarm. ca,

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

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LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

Leo, someone is going to open up to you emotionally and you may get caught off guard by the level of intimacy. This could turn out to be the start of a long-lasting friendship.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22

Virgo, let a particular situation cool down instead of adding extra fuel to the fire. Step away from a heated discussion if you feel like things may get out of control.

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19. What a baby wears to eat 21. River of NE Ecuador & N Peru 24. European wooden shoe 25. Positive pole 27. Hereditary social class (Hindu) 28. Utters 29. British rule over India 31. ___ de Janeiro 32. Promotional materials 33. Narrow collapsible bed 34. Whatsoever 39. Land surrounded by water 40. Ardor 41. Aspects 42. Removes writing 43. __ Nui, Easter Island 47. Conductor Sir Georg 50. Landscaped road (abbr.) 51. Research workplaces 52. Organized factual information 53. A scheme or program 54. Female horse or zebra 55. Invests in little enterprises 56. Signing 58. Robert’s nickname

Last week’s answers


50. Smoothed wood 53. Old Testament book 56. Japanese lake with marimo 57. Card, dining or coffee 59. Checks 61. Telephone exchange (abbr.) 62. Greek covered walks or colonnades 63. Pigmented eye membrane 64. No. French river 65. Airborne (abbr.) 66. Shock therapy

Libra, your heart may beat a little faster this week because of the excitement involved in meeting someone that has been on your mind. Be patient. Scorpio, continue to discuss a financial situation with your significant other. Even if the discussion grows tiresome, talking it out is the best way to resolve the issue. Sagittarius, you have an uncanny way of turning something that would normally be disastrous into enjoyable chaos. Think about a side career in party planning. Capricorn, big changes are in store for your family and there are nerves to accompany these changes. Set aside a day this week where you can have peace, quiet and time to reflect.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18

Aquarius, your words are being heard but their meaning is simply not sinking in. Try rephrasing or approach the situation from another direction.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, your social schedule is jam-packed and you wouldn’t have it any other way. There may be a pocket of time for more fun.

This weeks puzzle answers in next weeks issue

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