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She walked her golden retriever and at around 3 p.m. headed down to the Shoppers Drug Mart at the Signature Centre in Kanata Lakes. She needed to pick up a few items anyways. Might as well check the ticket, she thought. When she checked her numbers at the lotto self-check kiosk, the machine printed out the numbers four, eight and a whole lot of zeros, too many to count. “I thought it said $48,000,” said Ferrone. “It was a lot of zeros and said ‘big winner’ in big bold letters.” So she checked her ticket again. And then again. Finally, she decided to check her ticket with a front counter clerk at Shoppers. There was a large lineup, and she didn’t want to draw attention to herself, so Ferrone waited until everyone left and then handed her ticket to the cashier. “I think I just won a lot of money, so can we be discreet?” she asked. When the cashier scanned the ticket, big noises suddenly erupted from the machine, along with a message asking the woman to remain at the counter as an Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission representative would soon con-

tact her at the store. Ferrone asked to use the store phone and called her husband of four years, Liam McGee. “I told my husband to get his butt over there because I won a lot of money,” said Lisa. When McGee arrived, Ferrone was crying and shaking – the Shoppers Drug Mart employees had brought her a bottle of water and a chair to sit on. “I didn’t know what to expect,” said McGee. “I knew something big was going on. It was shocking. It was amazing.” After her husband arrived, the store phone rang, and after verifying her ticket number and identity, the representative told her she was the grand prize winner of $48 million. “I had to give my phone to my husband to talk to the OLG rep, because I couldn’t breathe or function,” said Ferrone. Ferrone said the money comes at a good time in the life of the couple, who have three children. “Liam has been off work for two years while battling cancer,” she said in a press release. “He’s in remission now and we’re excited for the good times to begin.” On Tuesday, April 1, Ferrone and McGee accepted a

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Community - A Canadian music variety show whose popularity rivaled Hockey Night in Canada is getting another lease on life with Flipping Fiddler Scott Woods’ tribute performance, coming to Kanata. Don Messer’s Jubilee was a folk music variety television show featuring violinist Don Messer and His Islanders, along with musical guests in the lates ’50s and throughout the ’60s. The show grew to be the most popular show in the country in the mid-sixties, if you don’t count Hockey Night in Canada. Though the show is little known outside of Canada, it still enjoys a strong follow-

ing, said champion violinist Scott Woods, a.k.a. the Flipping Fiddler. “They go crazy,” said Woods of the audience at his

tribute show. “(Don Messer’s Jubilee) is such a huge phenomenon in Canadian history.” So much so that this is the second Don Messer tribute show Woods has done. “I was actually involved with a bigger show that was honouring Don Messer and His Islanders back in 1998

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Bringing back stories of Don Messer Continued from page 5

While the six-member cast does not impersonate the Don Messer band members, they follow the framework of the show, starting with the show’s opening theme, Goin’ to the Barn Dance Tonight, singers Lynda Lewis and Tommy Leadbeater as Marg and Charlie, the Buchta Dancers, and even the show’s host, Don Germaine introducing the show via recording. “It’s almost like you are right there,” said Woods. The travelling tribute show is only a few performances into its tour, but Woods said he is already happy with the response it’s received. Because of the show’s age, the audience is primarily seniors, though a young-

er crowd does attend, said Woods who was born after the show was cancelled. As a fiddler, Woods has been aware of the show

You can see that the memories are flooding back to them and some of it is very emotional. Scott Woods

most of his life, but only through the music that outlasted the show, and not the show itself. But being able to bring back the golden days of fiddle music is thrilling and an honour, he said.

“You can see the reaction in the audience when I play some of the old music that they don’t hear anymore,” he said. “You see them nudge each other and say, ‘Listen to that, I haven’t heard that in years. I remember Grandma used to take off her apron and do a step dance in the kitchen.’ You can see that the memories are flooding back to them and some of it is very emotional.” Stories of the Don Messer show have been flooding out, said Woods: “‘Oh we ate next to Don Messer, he came through our town and played a concert here. Charlie came to our house after the concert and I baked him an apple pie.’ I mean (audience members) have all kinds of

personal connections.” Still, the tribute show has an appeal to the younger generation, with Woods bringing audience members into the fold during the show, explaining the various elements of Don Messer’s Jubilee, and adding some of his own trick fiddle playing. “I play under my leg and behind my back and I walk on a barrel as I play, and then I do a front running somersault,” all while continuing to play, said Woods. The show will come to Glen Cairn United Church at 140 Abbeyhill Dr. on April 12. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids age six to 12, and free for kids five and under.


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There are so many people who contribute to the community that deserve to be recognized. Coun. Marianne Wilkinson

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who contribute to the community that deserve to be recognized,” said Wilkinson. Residing in Kanata is not a requirement for nomination. Working in the area, going to school in the community or just volunteering in the area are also acceptable. The four categories for nominees are youth (19 and under) of the year, adult of the year, senior (65 and over) of the year, as well as organization or non-profit business of the year. “We’d have hardly any activities in our community without volunteers,” said Wilkinson. A group of judges consisting of last year’s winners and one other person will vote on the winners, a vote the councilor is not involved with. “The Kanata Theatre for example is entirely volunteer-run. It doesn’t cost the city a cent to run and they do such a good job,” said Wilkinson, referencing deserving nominees. Nomination forms can be found at the Mlacek Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. as well as at the Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Dr. or

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mong the things a city should try to avoid is discouraging business growth. Businesses pay taxes and businesses employ residents, who in turn pay taxes. Along with development fees, taxes are the primary way cities collect money to pay for roads, arenas, transit and the like, so actively discouraging the growth of business in a city is like the shooting of one’s own foot. Last week, a couple of issues that have the potential to affect how business is done in Ottawa came before city council, and in both cases prudent decisions were made. Members of city council voted to reduce the fee paid by restaurant and bar owners to establish sidewalk patios and decided to wait and have further study conducted on the way digital signs are used at businesses across the city. The patio decision, while only affecting the 2014 season, will see the fee paid by businesses wishing to establish a patio that encroaches on city sidewalks reduced by 10 per cent to $1.23 per square metre. In light of what business owners pay in other cities for the same privilege – only as much as $0.57 per square metre in Toronto, for example – it appears reasonable that this could

be done to see how business owners react. The city intends to study the results ahead of the 2015 season and judge the effect. The decision to look further at digital signs, which are displayed inside an exterior window for advertising purposes, is also prudent. The city currently has little in the way of data on how widespread these relatively inexpensive devices are or how they might affect those living nearby, making further study a reasonable course of action. These two issues are good examples of how the city can make life difficult for business, or not, as the case now. In good weather, patios draw restaurant goers to these vital small businesses. Making it easier for owners to leverage the draw of patios keeps them in business, keeps tax dollars flowing to the city and keeps workers employed. While it’s debatable how effective indoor digital signs are for businesses that choose to use them, they’re marginally distracting and spending too much time and effort figuring out how to referee them smacks of wasteful over-management on the part of the city. If digital signs need oversight, why not posters? Why not mannequins? It could easily become a slippery slope ending in a pit of red tape.

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he reconstituted Frank magazine has produced a re-election poster for Jim Watson. Under the headline “Watsonmania,” the satirical rag shows a photograph of a sleepy looking mayor saying: “Let me finish the job ... I still see a couple of people awake in the back!” That would be a common criticism: a boring mayor for a boring city. There is an upside as well, expressed in a number of different ways by a number of different people, but all meaning essentially the same thing: “At least he isn’t Rob Ford.” This is because in politics, boring means no scandals, no gaffes, no feuds with council members, no blowups with the media, no controversy, no embarrassment to the city. Jim Watson has that going for him and it’s no small accomplishment, actually. Many are the politicians who thought they were being cautious and responsible and wound up with a reputation for anything but. Something can always trip you up – a careless word you thought was off-the-record, a rogue staffer, an expense account that wasn’t properly scrutinized, a relative who wasn’t properly scrutinized, an unguarded moment in range of somebody’s iPhone camera. It is not easy to be boring, in other words.

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town Boring can also mean competent, not prone to exaggerations and pratfalls, and Watson fits in there, too. “Ottawa needs stable leadership for the challenges that remain,” he said in announcing his re-election bid. “Stable leadership” is hardly clarion call, but he knows what he is doing. It is an interesting comment on our times that Watson is considered likely to be reelected simply for not being trouble-prone, just for not being Rob Ford. Little is expected of politicians these days. This is not to disparage the mayor’s abilities or his record, only to say that imagination and vision, which used to count for a lot, count for much less. We seem to want capable managers who won’t cost us a lot of extra tax dollars, who won’t get us into trouble.

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Big things are not going to get done under that kind of leadership and many of us seem quite content with that. Because big things sometimes lead to big trouble – as witness, say, Montreal’s Olympic venture in the 1970s. It would be interesting to see a challenge to Watson by a politician with big things on his or her mind. Great cities become great by taking risks, by thinking big. To take one example, Ottawa could have a great waterfront, like many North American cities, if someone thought big and didn’t hide behind the NCC. To take a less thrilling example, Ottawa will need huge expenditures on infrastructure to keep our roads and bridges and water systems from outliving their usefulness. Someone has to push that. We know from experience that it is politically expedient to postpone such expenditures. We know from experience – think of Montreal again – that postponement can lead to tragedy. So it would be good to hear a big idea from Jim Watson, or from one of his competitors, if only to have a more interesting discussion than we usually have around election time. Watson takes some of the credit for Lansdowne Park redevelopment and light rail, which some might call big ideas. But

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Lansdowne Park is looking less and less innovative and light rail is just half of a big idea; it doesn’t come close to meeting the city’s urgent transit needs. Creating a proper transit system would be a big idea that would really help make Ottawa a great city. But it would cost money and probably necessitate making rules that make life more complicated and/or expensive for drivers. Other cities have taken on that challenge, but it is politically risky to be sure. There must be dozens of big ideas out there than would make this a better city. It would be nice to hear some of them.

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BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse deck of cards? A portion of whole grains should be about the size of your fist. Yet how many of us are consuming multiple burgers at a barbecue or chowing down on full plates of spaghetti? Freedhoff further argues that portion sizes used to

stuck in the past, suggests Freedhoff. Natural fruit juice, for example, is listed as a valid serving in the fruit and vegetables category of the Canada Food Guide, yet science tells us that fruit juice offers a sugar surge in our bodies comparable to a serv-

The food guide is all we’ve got as a high-level, broad-reaching document to guide us in our eating habits determine calories by Health Canada are based on old data and no longer reflect the reality. A slice of bread, for example, is considered to be a portion of grains within the food guide, and to represent 65 calories. Most commercial loaves these days contain nearly double that, says Freedhoff, about 120 calories per slice. He also notes that sugary cereals count as a grain serving, which is wrong on a number of levels. And even as countries like Brazil are feted for novel new national guidelines around healthy eating that encourage consumption of fresh and local produce, Canada is

ing of Coca Cola. And unlike Brazil’s new food policy, which recommends limiting fats, salt and sugar, and reducing the consumption of packaged foods, Canada’s food guide doesn’t account for the condiments, processed goods and junk foods that most of us include in our diets. Some of you may be thinking all this is overblown. Why attack the food guide? The reality, however, is that we have a growing obesity and overweight problem in the Western world, including Canada.

We also have increasingly “busy” lives, which makes slow-cooking, growing our own food and even label reading cumbersome. The food guide is all we’ve got as a high-level, broad-reaching document to guide us in our eating habits. If Freedhoff is right and it’s contributing to overweight and obesity, rather than hindering it, it may be time for a revamp. The contributing factors to overweight and obesity are obviously complex. My personal theory is that the urban, indoor lifestyle and sedentary work many of us do are among the biggest contributing factors. But we are also a society that, frankly, eats too much – particularly compared to our physical output – and we are eating too much of the wrong things. Surely, our national food guide should take that into account and, at minimum, give us a more optimum prescription for eating right.

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debate at the University of Ottawa in recent months has put into question the validity of Canada’s Food Guide. Designed to promote healthy eating with prescriptive doses from the various food groups, the colourful rainbow is meant to help us make the right choices when it comes to food. “Does Canada’s Food Guide promote weight gain?” That was the name of the debate and the question put forward by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. His opponent was Dr. Hasan Hutchinson, director-general of the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada. Freedhoff, an avid blogger and pundit on the overweight and obesity issues, makes a number of valid arguments against the food guide. He argues that if people eat the portions recommended in the guide, for example, they will gain weight. One of the main problems with the current food guide, argues Freedhoff, is that it’s based on portions, but nobody knows what a portion size looks like anymore. Over time, our plates have become bigger and our notion of portion size has become skewed as a result. The increased trend of eating in restaurants makes this problem more pronounced. Did you know, for example, that a portion size of meat should be about the size of a

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Sports - Kanata Lasers player Alex Stothart has been recognized for his ability on and off the ice with the Neilson-Peckett Award, announced on March 24. The Central Canada Hockey League player won the award based on his excellence as a hockey player and as a student. Stothart, an assistant captain with the Kanata Lasers, was third in team scoring with 42 points last season. He is also a part-time student at Queen’s University in a bachelor of engineering program, and graduated from high school with a 93 per cent average. Stothart said he is proud to be recognized for his academic ability and happy to continue to mirror his late father’s hockey career and academic path. “My focus has been more on the ice, but it’s just nice to get recognized for something that goes beyond that,” said Stothart. According to a press release, Stothart is excelling in his engineering course work, which includes calculus, statistics and programming courses, attaining A and A+ marks. While he views balancing school and hockey as a worthy challenge, he is not the first Stothart to pull it off. Stothart’s father, Paul Stothart, was an assistant captain

for the Nepean Raiders in the CCHL as well, and also a Queen’s University engineering grad. Stothart said his father’s exploits in both hockey and university were some of the factors that influenced his plan to play in the CCHL and learn engineering at Queen’s. “It’s kind of funny because Kanata and Nepean are almost rivals, and he was a Nepean Raider,” he said. Stothart said he is unsure whether the Neilson-Peckett Award was around during his dad’s time, but said, “I’m sure he would have been in the running for it.” Now, Stothart said he hopes to continue to make his dad proud and “put up some good numbers” at Queen’s. The plan is to go to Queen’s full time next year and play for either the varsity team or play his last year of junior hockey in Kingston. “The goal is mainly to play university hockey while I’m doing my engineering degree.”After that, Stothart figures an MBA would serve him well, then on to a promising career. No matter what the future holds, Stothart said learning to play in the CCHL and attend school at the same time will continue to be a major benefit. “To be a full-time student and play junior is something you can do, there are a lot of guys who do it,” said Stothart. “You just have to make sure you are not in over your head, but you are also challenging yourself enough to stay active in both hockey and school.” According to a press release, this year’s awarding of

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Alex Stothart plays in 2013, wearing the team’s Stallions jersey. The team name was changed back to the Kanata Lasers this January. the Neilson-Peckett Award was especially important, as Art Neislon, for whom the award was co-named, passed away this year. It was important to the league that the player chosen for the award be someone Neilson would have

admired. “Art liked a player who worked hard and had the ability to contribute both offensively and defensively. Stothart is that type of player: he has been a leader for Kanata during his whole time there,” said Pete Peckett, CCHL vice

president of team information quoted in the news release. The league also honoured six other players on its 20122013 All-Academic team, including: • Goalie Michael Pinios (Smiths Falls Bears)

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Mufferaw monicker miffs ‘several’ fans RedBlacks rename mascot after complaints about anglicized name Adam Kveton

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The Ottawa RedBlacks mascot celebrates his naming with students at Kanata’s French public school in Morgan’s Grant . Though he was originally named Joe Mufferaw, he was subsequently rebranded Big Joe in English and Grand Jos in French on March 31. Francophones had expressed their displeasure over calling him Mufferaw, the anglicized version of Montferrand. they felt the use of the anglicized version of Montferrand alienates FrenchCanadians, and even expunges the Outaouais legend’s francophone roots. Campbell said the negative feedback came from several social media sources, through emails and phone calls, but did not say just how many complaints were received. After Friday’s announcement, the school’s principal, Matthieu Vachon, said Big Joe Mufferaw was, “a wonderful choice of name.” “Jos Montferrand is a pioneer of French language rights in Ontario, so it’s a great choice of name for the mascot of the team, and it shows the heritage of Ottawa and eastern Ontario,” he said. Vachon could not be reached to comment on the name change.

OSEG is placing emphasis on the francophone community with the launch of the RedBlacks, with Campbell saying that community has been ignored in the past. “Francophone fans have been neglected by past teams in the CFL here, the Roughriders and the Renegades,” he said. “We were very cognizant that we needed to do better with francophone fans and I think that it’s incumbent on us to make sure that we do everything we can to continue making inroads with the francophone community.” Hunt’s statement in the OSEG news release echoed a similar sentiment, saying he didn’t want to divide fans. “We hope to create a fan base that is unified in its support for the RedBlacks and we will continue to strive

to do our best in that regard.” But along with the name change comes several questions: will the Stompin’ Tom Connors song feature at RedBlacks games? Will the planned new series of Big Joe Mufferaw books go ahead? How will teachers at Kanata’s French public school break the news to students that Big Joe

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Mufferaw has been axed? Or at least a part of him. Campbell said that a conversation with regards to Stompin’ Tom Connors’ song had not been had as of March 31, the books will still go ahead, but with the character being referred to as Big Joe in English and Grand Jos in French.

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Sports - More than 100 students from the Kanata French public elementary school in Morgan’s Grant cheered the announcement of the RedBlacks mascot name – Big Joe Mufferaw – on March 28. But, by March 31, the name was changed: shortened to “Big Joe” in English, and “Grand Jos” in French. According to a RedBlacks news release, the franchise “unintentionally offended some with the original name,” reads a quote from Jeff Hunt, president of Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group sports, “and we sincerely apologize for that.” OSEG spokesman Barre Campbell, said the group received negative feedback mostly from francophones. He said OSEG “felt it necessary to move quickly on the issue.” The origin of the name comes from the main character in a series of books by Bernie Bedore, who based his character, Joe Mufferaw, on Joseph Montferrand, a French-Canadian logger and French language rights pioneer. The Big Joe Mufferaw character was made more famous with the Stompin’ Tom Connors song of the same name. The change might come as a shock to students who, at the unveiling, greeted the announcement with whoops of applause, clamouring to shake hands with and hug the mascot. The unveiling did not go quite the same elsewhere in Ottawa. Some went to Twitter to express their delight at the Big Joe Mufferaw name, as a fan poll showed thousands in support of it. However, others said

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CITY OF OTTAWA CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COMBINED SEWAGE STORAGE TUNNEL NOTICE OF FILING OF ADDENDUM In February 2013, the City of Ottawa completed a ‘Schedule C’ Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to develop a preferred solution and functional design for additional storage of combined sewage in the ultimate combined sewer area of Ottawa. In 2013, Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) Environmental Study Report (ESR) was completed. The preferred design of the CSST consists of an east-west tunnel (EWT) through the downtown core from LeBreton Flats to New Edinburgh Park and a north-south tunnel (NST) along Kent Street from Catherine Street to the existing outfall north of Wellington Street. The 2013 ESR concluded that the preferred design for the NST would include a construction staging area in St. Laurent Square. After consultation took place during preliminary design of the CSST in 2014, it was determined that the CSST could be extended south to Chamberlain Street for an alternative construction staging area for the NST. The resulting change in the preferred construction staging area requires additional property. An addendum is required to evaluate the potential environmental implications.

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Cleanup to prepare for Beaverbrook Mayfair Parade KBCA

Community - Kanata’s Beaverbrook Community Association is reviving the Mayfair Parade that was a popular feature in the early days of the community. This year’s parade will take place on Victoria Day, Monday May 19, and will feature bicycles, pets and games for children of all ages. In preparation for Mayfair, the annual Beaverbrook cleanup day will take place Saturday May 3, two weeks before the parade, and will concentrate on cleaning the community pathways. “We’re hoping that about 100 parents and children will help us to clean the pathways in Beaverbrook,” said the association’s membership director, Jim Shearon. Cleanup activities will begin at 10 a.m. on May 3. Each party will be pro-

vided with a map of the pathways and clean-up supplies. All volunteers are invited to enjoy hot dogs and fruit drinks back at the community centre, 2 Beaverbrook Rd. Mayfair activities will include a parade of bicycles and pets along the paths in each cluster. Prizes will be awarded for the best bicycle decorations and for the most interesting pet. Family softball games and horseshoe pitching contests are among the activities planned. More details about cleanup day and the Mayfair Parade will be discussed at the association’s annual general meeting on April 24 in the Beaverbrook Community. Anyone who would like to help with cleanup day or the Mayfair Parade is asked to contact Jim Shearon, 613-592-4453.

By this Notice, the Addendum is being placed on the public record in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2000, as amended 2007 and 2011). Please note that only the changes proposed in the Addendum are open for review.

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Community The March Rural Community Association will hold its monthly meeting on April 9, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Rd., located at the corner of March and Klondike roads. The topic for this month’s meeting will be burning permits. Sector fire chief Burke, will present information about permits that are required to burn anything on a homeowner’s property. Many rural residents enjoy having bonfires outdoors for the family, and/ or burning brush to tidy up the property, but there is often confusion regarding the rules regarding permits, timing, safety, etc.

The 30-day public review period begins April 3, 2014. Written comments* may be submitted until May 5, 2014 to: Randy Dempsey, Project Manager Infrastructure Services Dept. 100 Constellation Cres. Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8 Phone: 613-580-2424 ext 14102 Fax: 613-560-6064 E-mail: Randy.Dempsey@ottawa.ca If concerns arise during the prescribed review period that cannot be resolved through discussions with the City of Ottawa, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). This request must be received by the Minister, at the address listed below, prior to May 5, 2014. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa at the address listed above. If no request is received on or before the end of the review period, the City will proceed with detailed design and construction as presented in the Addendum. Minister of the Environment 77 Wellesley Street West 11th Floor, Ferguson Block Toronto, ON M7A 2T5 This Notice issued April 3, 2014. *Information will be collected in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. R0012624212-0403

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G.D.G. Environment is the service provider for the health unit of Ottawa performing the West Nile

surveillance program and abatement program. They have asked to speak about mosquitoes and explain the differences between mosquitoes targeted for the West Nile virus program and the nuisance mosquitoes, as they will be servicing our community again this year. There is more than 60 species of mosquitoes in Ontario. Various other topics will also be discussed, and the community association is always interested to hear residents’ concerns. The community association bring up-to-date information concerning the March rural area including road/parking issues, wildlife, development plans in the area, etc. to each meeting. If you want to be in the “know” about your community, a Wednesday evening with us is a good way to catch up. Feel free to email us at mrcapresident@gmail. com for more information.


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News - A “proliferation” of illuminated digital signs in business windows doesn’t deserve to be studied – yet. Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs suggested the city study LED signs, which chief building official Arlene Gregoire said can be bought for $200. But on March 26, the planning committee decided to refer the issue to the next term of council, to be considered as part of council’s priorities for the four years following the election of a new council on Oct. 27. Gregoire agreed with Hobbs that the issue could merit review. “Unless we have rules before this proliferation occurs, you’re stuck with nonconforming rights,” Gregoire said. She agreed there was a need to study the signs – not necessarily to create another layer of bureaucracy or a permit process or fee, but to look at what restrictions might be put in place to prevent the signs from bothering neighbours. Hobbs said a resident in the Holland Avenue area of her ward complained to her office about a lit sign, which prompted the councillor’s interest in the issue. “When you get into urban areas, people are living right across from businesses,” Hobbs said. “When you look at a proliferation, it can lead to a problem.” She suggested a study could lead to a recommenda-

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Don’t let learning slip while school is out this summer Community - Everybody loves vacation time and the break from the ordinary routine. Students are no exception. However, for students, vacation time can be detrimental to learning as school breaks are often when school momentum and good habits begin to slip. “While children should have fun with their time off, they shouldn’t take a complete break from learning,” says Dr. Nick Whitehead, the CEO and founder of Oxford Learning. According to Dr. Whitehead, maintaining learning momentum over spring break is especially important. “More than any other school-year break, the spring holidays are an important time to pay special attention to maintaining habits. This is the last stretch of the school year and final report cards are not that far away.” He adds that in the scope

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The city has temporarily reduced fees for sidewalk restaurant patios while they study a policy change. pected last year – partially due to a pilot project to add patios on Elgin Street – reducing the patio fees for one year won’t change the $570,000 budget for the program, the report states. The broader review of the sidewalk encroachment bylaw will be reported to planning committee in time for the 2015 patio season. In recent years, the city has expanded patio opportunities in other ways. Fees were cut in half for Preston Street for two years at the request of the local merchants association in hopes of spurring more restaurants to add more patios to the dining hot-

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News - When Notre Dame High School students Erica Tan and Filsan Nur started a project to make a mobile app, they had no idea how to code software. But two semesters later, the 16-year-old girls were making slices of cheese and tomatoes, leaves of lettuce and buns and patties fly across the screen of a BlackBerry Playbook tablet in their game, Burger Party. Behind the images of fast-food snacks that make up their burgerbuilding game are complex lines of code the girls learned how to write thanks to resources and mentoring through the TechU.me program. “We were coming in in Grade 10

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with no idea how to code or anything like that, so this was all trial and error for us,” Filsan said. TechU.me, which kicked off in 2012 with almost $1 million in funding from FedDev Ontario, the federal government’s economic development branch for southern Ontario. It brings together tech companies that provide software and mentors to students enrolled in computer and communica-

tions technology courses at local high schools. Filsan and Erica are two of the 13,000 students who’ve been exposed to the basics of computer programming through their school curriculum since the program began. TechU.me’s mentoring program has expanded from four to 55 schools in those two years, assisting 2,000 students. In the schools it’s been offered, enrollment in computer science and communications technology courses has gone up 35 per cent. That shows the program is increasing awareness about the importance of tech skills and the job opportunities available to young people, said Steve Evraire, TechU.me’s director. In the future, TechU.me wants to partner with Labour Market Ottawa to get more information about tech careers into high schools. “In many cases, students, parents and even sometimes guidance counsellors are unaware of some of the really, really interesting careers that are available,” Evraire said. But the fundamental goal isn’t just to get kids coding, he said. It’s to reimagine how students acquire key skills they’ll need for the job market in the digital age. Imparting the skills needed for critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity is just as important, he said. Sometimes TechU.me’s resources and mentorship are incorporated into a computer science course and some schools run the program as a lunchhour club. TechU.me also runs summer technology camps and the App Jam – a contest for high-school students who Laura Mueller/Metroland enter their creations and win scholar- Erica Tan, left, and Filsan Nur, now in Grade 11 at Notre Dame High School, show off the BlackBerry ships and $1,000 prizes. Playbook app they made as part of the TechU.me computer science mentoring program. Didn’t get your

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News - Arguing that the Elections Canada is being rendered toothless and hundreds of thousands will be denied the right to vote through the Fair Elections Act bill being touted by the Conservative government, opponents rallied at Pierre Poilievre’s office and 24 others across the country last week. They delivered an 80,000-strong petition in March that opposes the strict voter ID requirements – which may affect largely non-Conservative low income or younger voters – and called for election fraud investigators to be given the power to compel political operatives to testify. Called Let People Vote!, the national day of action was organized by Leadnow.ca, the Council of Canadians, and the Canadian Federation of Students. They maintain the Conservative party has a track record of subverting election laws. The inand-out scandal, the robocalls affairs and others have led to repeated confrontations with Elections Canada. The proposed Fair Elections Act – dubbed the Unfair Elections Act by opponents – will scale back Elections Canada’s investigative powers. Council of Canadians national chairwoman Maude Barlow said in a press release the act removes Canadians’ right to know when election fraud has been reported and if it is being investigated. “The Unfair Elections Act does nothing to bring to justice the people behind the widespread election fraud in 2011 and would actually make it harder to catch perpetrators of election fraud like Pierre Poutine,” Barlow said, referencing the fictional person linked to the robocalls during the last federal election. “The fact that this bill would prevent that is deeply troubling.” The Liberal candidate for Carleton-Mississippi Mills, Karen McCrimmon, says Elections

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utation,” she said. “And that isn’t right. Canadians have a right to disagree with them without having their reputations sullied and attacked.” According to a recent Angus Reid Global poll, many Canadians agree with her sentiments. Sixty-two per cent of those surveyed said “the Conservative government is motivated politically and dislikes Elections Canada.” The poll was conducted online with 1,511 Canadians of voting age on Feb. 21, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Poilievre penned a response to criticisms in the Globe and Mail. It was immediately shot down in the newspaper’s unprecedented fifth editorial against the bill for not addressing fraud prevention measures and proposing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of Canadians’ right to vote to solve what many call minor administra-

According to Democracy Watch, an independent federal watchdog organization, the Fair Elections Act will make federal elections more unfair in five ways, and the bill fails to correct five unfair flaws in the current system. The organization says the act will make federal elections more unfair by: • Requiring more ID to vote, which will make it more difficult for hundreds of thousands voters to vote. Instead Democracy Watch says the current ID rules should be kept with the voter registration card added to the list of valid ID, and Elections Canada should be empowered and given the resources to hire election workers earlier and train them better, and to make the voter registration list even more accurate. • Allowing wealthy people and banks to give more money to parties and politicians (and to give some candidates unlimited donations in secret). • Allowing political parties to hide millions of dollars of election campaign spending that secretly violates spending limits, and to audit their own spending. • Allowing the ruling party to choose who runs voting stations on election day. Democracy Watch says Elections Canada should appoint these people. • Requiring secrecy by election watchdogs. Bill C-23 requires the commissioner of Canada elections and the director of public prosecutions to keep their rulings on complaints about election law violations secret.

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Bluesfest director Mark Monahan speaks to reporters at a press conference shortly after announcing the Bluesfest lineup on March 26. Courtney Constable is arguably one of Lady Gaga’s biggest fans, and wrote her university masters degree thesis at Carleton University on the artist. The Centretown resident has also worked at Bluesfest the last several summers, and frequently attends the performances at Lebreton Flats. “I’ve never been so happily overwhelmed in my entire life,” she said about hearing

the news Lady Gaga would be a Bluesfest performer. Constable co-runs a Lady Gaga YouTube channel, has driven across North American to see her perform and has met the singer several times. “We’ve been literally screaming about it all morning,” Constable said. “And I’m actually late for work because I was too excited to get my act together.”

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Week in Review I would like to thank the Pine Meadows Community Association for inviting me to come and visit them this past week. I enjoy having the opportunity to visit various communities around the ward. As always, if you have any concerns please e-mail me at allan.hubley@ottawa.ca and I will be happy to discuss any of your inquires further. As soon as the weather permits, our Roads crews will be out fixing pot holes, as I’m sure you have noticed how hard this winter has been on our streets. Unfortunately, until the frost is out of the ground and the roads are clean and dry it is impossible to do anything more than temporary fixes. Investment in our roads is the highest it has been in several years as improving our roads has been a priority for me. We are aware that there is repair work needed and we are getting it done. You may create a service request to notify the City of a pothole online at: http://ottawa.ca/en/serviceottawa/roads-and-transportation/ pothole-road You will be required to provide the street name and number or street name and intersection closest to where the pothole is located. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be nominated. The Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment. Nominations for the Order of Ottawa or the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching may be completed online or by filling out a nomination form in pamphlets that are available at your local community centre, public library, or at any client service centre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 12, before midnight. More information (including online nomination forma) on both awards can be found online at ottawa.ca/orderofottawa.

News- Ottawa resident Yue Liu, drowned while vacationing in Cuba with his family on March 19. While playing with his son Connor, 7, in the shallow beach portion of the ocean at a Varadero resort, a powerful wave swept them both into a riptide toward deeper waters. Liu tried to hold his son’s head above water while calling for help. An unidentified Canadian man jumped into the water and was able to retrieve Connor in time to save him from drowning. Other Canadian vacationers as well as lifeguards were then able to pull Liu from the deep waters but efforts to resuscitate him failed; it was too late. He gave his last breath to ensure his son would live, according to family friend Andy Wang. Wang said his friend’s last words to Connor were, “I cannot save you anymore.” Liu leaves behind his wife Fanyan Bu, a nine-year-old daughter, son Connor, and Fanyan’s elderly parents. Liu’s parents in China have yet to be informed for fear of health complications at hearing the terrible news. funeral costs

The Canadian consular office indicates it will cost upwards of $10,000 to send Liu home to Canada to be buried. With the funeral costs, the Liu family is looking at an estimated $30,000 in expenses. The family now faces difficult financial challenges. “I know he deeply loved his family and worked hard to make sure they were taken care of,” said Wang, who is a member of the Liu family’s Centrepointe community and taught Connor kung-fu at age five. Neighbours of Liu’s wife and the Chinese community in Ottawa have set up a fundraising committee in order to help

Upcoming Events • Saturday April 12th Scott Woods Old Time Jubilee will be taking place at the Glen Cairn United Church. The performance is at 7pm and tickets are $25 for adults, $10 kids (6-12) and kids 5 and under are free. Tickets are on sale at the Glen Cairn United Church or you can call 613-836-5550. For more information you can go to www.scottwoods.ca. • Wednesday, April 30th will be the Vanstone/Belleview West End Flood Mitigation public information session. This meeting will be held in the evening at the KRC and is a public meeting to discuss the work that will be done in this area. Details to follow. Working for Kanata South: It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23. 0403.R0012628514

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Yue Liu, top, in a family photograph. Liu died recently while vacationing in Cuba and his family needs some financial help to deal with expenses. the family bring Liu home and cover funeral costs. In the last

weekend since the incident, the community raised over $20,000 for the family. According to Wang, as of March 26 more than 850 people have donated to the Liu family to help them not only with the funeral costs, but also to help support his widow, the children, and her parents. “These donations exemplify the strength and resolve of the community that surrounds the Liu family as they mourn the loss of a loving father, caring husband, and proud son,” said Wang. Wang said the family would like to find the courageous Canadian who saved Connor. They are deeply touched by the acts of bravery, kindness, generosity and compassion of the man and others who came to

the rescue in Cuba. Liu immigrated to Canada from Beijing, China, and moved to Ottawa after graduating from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, alongside his wife. He worked in IT, without many other interests other than taking care of his family. “Most recently, I sat next to Mr. Liu while he was taking pictures of his daughter’s dance performance at a Chinese new year event,” said Wang. Donations can be made by cheque to Fanyan Bu at 1363 Woodroffe Ave, Unit B, box 33074, Ottawa ON, K2C 3Y9. Paypal or email donations can be made at donate2liuyue@ gmail.com. A webpage has also been made to raise funds at come fromchina.com/liuyue.


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NCC crafts vision for urban land holdings Riverfronts, parkways among areas considered Steph Willems

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News - The National Capital Commission wants the public’s take on what it should do with its many land holdings in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. The federal body is planning for the future with its capital urban lands master plan, which covers parks, green space around waterways, the Experimental Farm, and the city’s many parkways. In addition to an online questionnaire, a public workshop was held March 26 at the National War Museum. Mark Kristmanson, chief executive of the NCC, told participants he was only six weeks into his new post -- a job that came with “a big learning curve” -- but he wanted to move forward with the organization’s plans on schedule. “There is quite a lot of public interest in this plan and process,” said Kristmanson. “We’ve had an online survey, where 503 people have completed at least the first question on the survey, and just under 300 people who completed all the questions.” When asked how many people in attendance were from Gatineau, a few hands were raised, though many more were

raised when asked if they hailed from the downtown (or neardowntown) area. “One of the things that strikes me about this plan is the relationship of the core to the non-core of the city,” said Kristmanson, who then talked of Ottawa’s history of sprawl and the need for preservation of green space. “The discussions we have today about these spaces will be very important in the decades to come,” he said, asking participants to think of changes in technology, transportation, global warming as things to consider while answering questions.  “In the end, the strategic importance of the urban lands and the parkways to the region’s vitality are critical.” Participants then broke out into working groups to identify issues with the current lands and ways to improve them. The first order of business was to decipher some of the bureaucratspeak in the NCC’s descriptions of its vision for the various lands. Once that hurdle was cleared, ideas poured forth. One participant, who wished to not be named, described the city’s parkways as “high-speed commuter access routes” that present a barrier to water and

green space in many locations. As a kayaker, he said he’d like to see more access to the shoreline of the river. Sylvia Bogusis said she wished to see more naturalized settings within the green space the NCC oversees. “(Green space) can be a few trees and a big lawn, but that’s not naturalized space,” said Bogusis. “There are a lot of spots where you could bring in native species, as opposed to an open, mowed field.” Greater animation -- historical learning and recreation opportunities -- were discussed for shorelines and public parks in the city. A strong desire for the NCC to exercise flexibility

in handling proposals was also expressed. Hintonburg resident Emily Addison said she’d like to see opportunities for community gardens within sections of NCC green space near neighbourhoods with limited growing space. “Communities can create something creative and valuable on land that isn’t being used,” said Addison, referencing a plot of land on Burnside Road that’s being eyed by the Mechanicsville community. The NCC’s urban lands master plan consultation continues online until April 6, and can be accessed at ncc-ccn.gc.ca/urbanlands. R0012619437-0403

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CARP ROAD LANDFILL The City has received an application to amend the zoning to permit the new landfill of Carp Road that has been approved by the province. A public session is tentatively set for May 5 to go over the application, and I’m meeting with my west end colleagues to learn more about it. Watch this column for further updates prior to the meeting. GET THOSE NOMINATIONS IN! DEADLINE IS APRIL 4 Four community awards will be given (youth, adult, senior, organization) to individuals (1st 3 categories) or group (private, non-profit) who reside in and/or have done volunteer or charitable activities that benefit Kanata North. All nominees will be recognized at a special event, The Community Recognition Awards Ceremony, on April 27. Forms are available at http://tiny.cc/Awards2014, at my office, the Beaverbrook Library Depot & RRCK. Nominate and recognize those who make a difference in our community. CANADA POST Despite the need for public consultation on the location for Canada Post boxes in the Beaverbrook Community, I have received information from City Planning staff that includes recommended locations for all boxes to serve Beaverbrook. Apartments will have no change to their service, and Canada Post has met with condominiums to determine locations, since they need permission to go on private property. For the rest of us, the boxes will be on public property and, under federal legislation, Canada Post can put them anywhere on our road allowances and other lands. Despite that, I believe that the public should have a say in the locations when they are being placed within an existing community. Hence, I’m working with the KBCA to hold a public session where we can show you what is being proposed, get your feedback, and report back to the City and to Canada Post on any changes we feel are appropriate. I’ll send out an email and report in this column the date and place of such meetings. COMMUNITY UPDATES & NOTICES www.TechU.me is where you can find information about how local tech businesses are mentoring high school students to create apps. What a great learning experience for the students, and thanks to local businesses for their support to them! All Saints Robotics Team is competing across Ontario with their 2014 robotic. Follow them at @FRC_Team2994 and wish them good luck in their competitions. As well, congratulations to their teacher, Paul McDonough, for his dedication to his students with the robotics team. April 3, 4 – 8 pm: Open House on the Energy East Pipeline Project, Alfred Taylor Recreation Complex, 2300 Community Way, North Gower April 4: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATION FORMS for the Second Annual Kanata North Community Recognition Awards. April 12, 9 am – 1pm: Ottawa Police Women - Only Information Session, Algonquin College. Details at www.OttawaPolice.ca Preregistration required. April 12, 1 – 4 pm: Beaverbrook Girl Guides Annual Spring Tea & Bazaar, Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive. April 12, 7:30 pm: Kanata Choral Society Benefit Concert, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road. For the new Ruddy-Schenkman Hospice, with the Glen Cairn United Church Choir and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir as guest choirs. April 18, noon: Walk of the Cross starts from St. John’s Anglican Church, 325 Sandhill (part of their 175th anniversary events). All are welcome to help carry the cross on procession and return to the church hall for refreshments. April 19, 7:30 pm: Holy Saturday Performance of Rutter’s Requiem and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with St. John’s South March Choir and Cantiamo Girls’ Choir, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road. April 27: MS Walk; for details go to mssociety.ca/ottawa April 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: Public Open House on Zoning Study on Building Heights in Kanata, Kanata Rec Complex off Terry Fox. Find out where high rise buildings will be permitted in both Kanata North and Kanata South. Details at www.ottawa.ca/kanatazoning TBD: City Planning Committee re: 1131 Teron Road (I have been informed it will be delayed.)

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Schools may change daily bell times Transportation authority eyes changes for 2015 Michelle Nash

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approval with the respective board. Since these changes are greater than 10 minutes, the authority will seek a decision from both school boards in December 2014. The route changes will allow for one bus to take students to three different schools, saving the boards an estimated $3.3 million. These cost-savings, Kyriaco said, are based on what the authority believes is the most efficient system for buses and could change depending on feedback received at the consultations. According to the public school board, as many as 38,000 to 40,000 students require daily transportation to and from school. The walking distance is currently 800 metres for kindergarten children and 1.6 kilometres for grades 1 to 8. Grades 9 through 12 must walk if a student lives within 3.2 km of their school. Parents are encouraged to view the maps, and depending on the routes, point out concerns but there is little flexibility for changes to be made. The consultations, which begin in April, will present specific plans to spe-

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but were confident in the fact they have learned the skills to prosper. For Nightingale, he said if he gets anxious, he will be able to handle it. For Fejes, he said he has learned it is OK to walk away and ignore bullying. Fejes joked life would be easier if everyone had Asperger’s like him, but then he wouldn’t be special. “The fact that I will be in a school that will be more than one class full of students is frightening, but I am going to use my coping skills to make it through,” he said. Every single one of the boys said they have cherished the time they have spent in the social group and at the school.

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News - While the work accomplished at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario often receives publicity, good deeds by people in the greater community often go unnoticed. The CHEO Healthy Kids Awards is the hospital’s way of changing that, giving recognition to the people, organizations and programs in Ottawa that help children and youth. This year’s fourth annual awards were held at Funhaven, which itself has been a longtime supporter and

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CHEO board chairwoman Erin Crowe, left, is seen with Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre president George Weber, Laureen Harper, and CHEO president Alex Munter on March 26. fundraiser for CHEO. The event was MCed Alex Munter, president and CEO of the hos-

pital, and saw awards presented by Mayor Jim Watson, CHEO board chairwoman Erin Crowe, and Lau-

reen Harper. “Too often, when someone does something sacrificial and excep-

tional, recognition is non-existant, applause is faint, and heartfelt thanks are seldom extended,” said Harper. “The good stories are not the ones on the front page.” Among the seven award categories is one specifically targeting youth-driven initiatives. Much like the panel of judges that review the award nominations, the winner of the youth award was vetted by a panel of young people. “(This award) embodies the spirit of youth in our community to make a difference for each other,” said Munter. This year’s youth for youth award went to Take Action Parkwood Hills, a community initiative that enlisted local young people to create and edit a documentary video about their neighbourhood, while having conversations with residents about the issues of beautification, safety, and recreation. The community champion award went to Steven Thomas, co-founder of Good Guys Tri, a non-profit organization that raises money for several charities. Thomas, who has been heavily involved in the initiative End Kids Cancer, credits his partners at Good Guys Tri for helping make a difference. “There’s so many great people involved in Good Guys Tri who help support us in our initiatives and campaigns, and we hope to continue to do good in the years to come,” said Thomas. Other awards included the community program award, which went to Christie Lake Kids STAR – a program that allows underprivileged kids to access recreation and life skills training. The help for special needs award went to the Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs, which provides weekly swimming and artistic programs for special needs children. The Pediatric Complex and Chronic Care Clinic in Iqaluit, which partners with Ottawa health agencies, received the connected care award. The health advocacy and public education award was received by the Community Suicide Prevention Network and Building Capacity for GLBTTQ Youth Mental Health. Didn’t get your

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News- Local athletes from the 2014 Sochi Paralympics were honoured by CIBC at their South Keys banking centre on March 28. Bronze medallists from team Canada men’s sledge hockey team, Ben Delaney and Marc Dorion, were among the five athletes who attended the event. Continuous rounds of applause erupted from family and friends for the smiling paralympians. Alongside the medallists were Caroline Bisson and Margarita Gorbounova of the biathlon/ para-nordic ski team and John Leslie of Arnprior from the para-snowboard team. Presenting the athletes with commemorative gold-plated medallions were CIBC district vice president Dean Chapman, and Karen O’Neill, chief executive officer of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. The large turnout nearly filled the banking centre. “It feels amazing, I didn’t expect this to be such a big turnout, and it’s definitely an incredible welcome home,” said Gorbounova. “I’m re-

ally thankful to CIBC for organizing this and to CPC of course.” She says being part of the Canadian team is a great honour, “I’m really proud to have represented Canada in Sochi.” “It kind of makes you feel like it doesn’t really matter what happened when you were over there,” said Leslie. “When you come back, Canadians are proud of you and super stoked on how everything went.” CIBC announced in October its four-year sponsorship of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. It is meant to broaden the bank’s support of Canada’s up-and-coming amateur athletes and enrich communities while inspiring the next generation of youth. “Congratulations to our athletes, coaches, and partners,” said O’Neill. “And again, thank you CIBC for honouring the Canadian Paralympic team in your great work in connecting our athletes across the country.” Member of Parliament David McGuinty spoke of the appreciation felt by the whole country at our athletes who competed in Sochi. “The world is watching what you’re doing,

how you’re doing it, and everyone is deeply proud,” said McGuinty. All five athletes spoke of the admiration they had for the support they received in Sochi and upon returning home. “As you know we come from a beautiful, spectacular country full of the nicest people,” said Leslie. “And it’s really nice to come home and have a lot of people showing support.”

Bisson shared an aspect of the paralympic team that drives them in their competition. “Paralympic athletes have a powerful message to share,” said Bisson. “That message is that everyone, as human beings have this incredible power to adapt, to bounce back when life circumstances brought to us are difficult. That is a power that each and every one of us has.”

Paralympic athletes from the Ottawa area were honoured by CIBC on Friday, March 28. Five paralympians, including two members of Canada’s bronze medal winning sledge hockey team were in attendance.

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The proposed Invasive Species Act, which was introduced in the provincial legislature in February, would give Ontario the tools to ban activities such as possessing and transporting certain high risk invasive species, enable rapid response actions to address urgent threats, and would help ensure compliance through modernized inspection and enforcement measures. “Preventing invasive species from arriving

and becoming established in Ontario is critical in our fight against this growing threat,” Orazietti said. “The proposed legislation would help by providing the powers to intervene earlier, so small problems don’t become bigger and lead to significant environmental and economic costs for Ontarians.” Invasive species can enter Ontario and spread across the province in different ways. Sometimes they are spread unintentionally – for example, recreational boaters who unknowingly transfer zebra mussels that are attached to their boat, from one body of water to another. But many times people introduce invasive species into Ontario knowingly – whether it’s purchasing invasive plants for gardening, dumping aquarium plants or pets into local waterways,

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Men of Curling World champion curler Craig Savill, left, sweeps as his threeyear-old son Aiden throws a rock at the Manotick Curling Centre, on the last day of the sport’s season, March 30. Aiden has only been on the ice a few times, but is happy to imitate his father, yelling at him to sweep, and brushing off his rock before throwing it. Earlier in the afternoon, Savill donated his proceeds from the “Men of Curling” calendar to the Manotick Curling Centre’s youth leagues. The club also raffled off an e-bike as a part of an ongoing campaign to pay for capital projects at the club. Brier Dodge/Metroland

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News - City council shocked Sandy Hill residents by rejecting a locallymaligned private student residence. Even the local councillor, Mathieu Fleury, had no inkling that Mayor Jim Watson and 12 other members of council would come out against the nine-storey development proposal, which would have taken up most of the block between Friel and Nelson streets on Laurier Avenue East. Chad Rollins, vice-president of Action Sandy Hill, said the community group thought it only had eight councillors, including Fleury, on its side. “I am stunned and ecstatic,” Rollins said. “In all honesty we really didn’t think it would go that way.” Rollins said residents expect a development application is a done deal once it gets the stamp of approval from city staff and the planning committee. “You like to think what you do have made a difference, that the councillors listened to our points and saw they were valid,” he said. Watson said he wasn’t in favour of the proposal, which would have contained 180 one- and two-bedroom units, because he didn’t think it would be compatible with the streetscape or building heights in the area. Despite requiring both amendments to the zoning and the city’s Official Plan, it proposal would have “fit within the overall fabric” of the area, said John Smit, manager of urban development review.

It’s a point Fleury is trying to impress on his council colleagues for months, but he didn’t expect that point to be taken up so forcefully by the mayor and other councillors. “Some of them had made up their mind before, but obviously because of the debate at council, (they) realized the broader impacts, which we were flagging for the past months,” Fleury said. “We would be wise to send a message that this is an important heritage community that is under a lot of stress,” Watson said. Sending that message will cost the city in legal fees. The proponent, Viner Assets, can now appeal the decision to the Ontario Municipal Board. But because city planners and the planning committee endorsed the development, the city will have to hire multiple independent experts to argue against the proposal if it’s appealed. “Inevitably, when you’re giving evidence before a (an Ontario Municipal board) hearing, you have your own staff giving evidence against your political position,” Hume said. “We will have to hire ... people to give professional evidence before the board, because we will have our people giving opposite evidence.” Kathryn Hendrick, a spokeswoman for Robert Viner and Viner Assets, declined to say whether the company would appeal the decision. “We respect the political process and we are reviewing all of our options,” she wrote in an email. During the debate on March 26,

some councillors, including Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, expressed concern about the de facto “expansion” of the University of Ottawa campus into the neighbouring residential community. “We should be assisting where the growth of campuses where necessary, but being clear about where the lines are,” Chernushenko said. “My concern is this has gone a number of blocks deeper into the neighbourhood.” Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes spoke out vocally against the proposal, saying it isn’t the city’s responsibility to provide housing for students and throw away a neighbourhood’s “heritage ambiance” in the process. “Why aren’t we dispersing those students? We have a fabulous transit system,” she said. River Coun. Maria McRae worried the provision to require 24/7 on-site supervision of the residence wouldn’t be enforceable. The councillors who voted 14-9 against the proposal included: Rick Chiarelli, Eli El-Chantiry, Chernushenko, Mark Taylor, Marianne Wilkinson, Fleury, Shad Qadri, Peter Clark, Keith Egli, Diane Deans, Holmes, Doug Thompson, McRae and Watson. Councillors who voted in favour included: Rainer Bloess, Stephen Blais, Steve Desroches, Bob Monette, Jan Harder, Katherine Hobbs, Tim Tierney, Allan Hubley and Hume. Scott Moffatt was absent. Hume said the proposal was appropriate because Sandy Hill is a dense neighbourhood and it’s an area that is

appropriate for intensification because it’s close to rapid transit and the downtown core. “We expect this kind of development and this kind of density in these places,” he said. Many councillors, including Fleury, were under the impression they had also voted to fast-track funding to update the secondary plan and community design plan for Sandy Hill. Later in the day it was revealed that didn’t happen, since the funding was technically tied to approving the Viner proposal. Fleury said he was happy with the main result – the rejection of the stu-

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The new rules planners are proposing will fundamentally alter the process of building a new infill home from the start of the project. The proposed rules are aimed at making streetscapes look more cohesive. While infill design used to begin with the parking space – which was required – city planners want the major requirement and starting point to be the streetscape from now on. The new rules can be summed up as “your street gives you your rules,” the planning report states. If the changes are approved, landowners and architects would first have to look at the 21 lots surrounding an infill and use those observations to create a starting point for what their new home could look like. Streetscape attributes that must be respected include: • Front-yard setbacks, as well as corner and side yards • Vehicle access (driveway or rear lane) • Parking space type and location on the lot • Location and use of walkways • Front-yard landscaping • Front door orientation • Visual prominence of the front wall An analysis of the street’s character doesn’t include the style of architecture. Observing the 21 neighbouring homes would determine which dominant “character groups” apply to the lot to be developed. Within each character group, there are a number of options for development to permit flexibility, according to the planning report; for instance, there are four character groups describing parking patterns. Brian Cassagrande, a planner from FoTenn who represented a number of developers at the planning committee meeting, said the new rules are too complex and extensive, which will make them difficult to implement and enforce. “It’s difficult for me even as a planner to understand what you’re dealing with here,” he said. Miguelez insisted the analysis is something landowners themselves can do without hiring a professional planner or surveyor to conduct the work. He has given the streetscape character analysis form to 100 people to test out and he said it’s surprising how savvy people are, especially when given the tools of the city’s GeoOttawa mapping system. Only after the streetscape attributes have been incorporated would a parking space be allowed. It is no longer a requirement to provide a parking space for new low-rise homes in inner-urban wards. Although builders would be allowed to provide parking, an obligation to provide parking would only kick in for dwellings with more than 12 units. Importantly, the new rules would extend to existing homes if additions are added. Previously, infill guidelines only applied to the construction of new homes.


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News - Amit Sheer might be the kid who goes on to cure cancer. The Grade 10 student at Colonel By Secondary School recently created a project with small particles targeting cancer cells, which was accepted into the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He’ll take his research to Los Angeles from May 11 to 16 to compete against high school students from over 70 countries. Of the 1,600 students competing for prize money in California, 12 are Canadian. His project’s name is a mouthful, titled Personalized Medicine: A Novel Quantum Dot Bioconjugate Targeted Cancer Therapy. In the project, he used tiny particles, called nanoparticles, to attach to a specific, targeted DNA strand. They attach through a chemical reaction to the target. Nanoparticle research can be useful in creating drugs to treat cancer that are less harmful to the surrounding tissue because the healthy DNA strands aren’t damaged or exposed to harsh treatments. While the Barrhaven student attends Colonel By for the prep years of the international baccalaureate program offered there, he had to look further to complete his science fair research. He was able to gain access to the science labs and equipment at Carleton University. Amit’s work has been confined to the lab, and didn’t feature trials, which would need significant approval. He said most new advances in the medical sciences take about a decade from theoretical research, through trials, to actually being applied on humans. He said he was shocked when he found out he was being sent to California as part of the Canadian delegation. “I actually think the person on the other end of the phone was surprised with my (excited) reaction,” he said. Amit will enter his project into several other science fairs this year, but getting accepted to the Intel International fair was catching the big fish. He’s entered into a medical sciences category, a field he wants to study after high school. “I think it’s really cool to do research on something that matters to the world,” he said. “I think nanotechnology is the next big thing.” And while getting a sponsored trip to California is icing on the cake, it’s not the driving factor behind Amit’s studies. He said he plans to study medical sciences, or potentially apply to medical school, in the future. “You can’t do anything if you’re not passionate about it,” he said.

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Never-ending winter wears on Mother MARY COOK M Mary Cook’s Memories it was sort of like getting the stomach flu, only there was no medicine to make it better. no paper

To make matters worse, the last big snow storm prevented the Philadelphia Inquirer from arriving at Ritza’s Drug Store. The paper was as thick as Eaton’s Catalogue, and once Mr. Ritza told Mother she was the only one in the entire county who got the Philadelphia Inquirer. So Mother was even without that connection to the city she had left, to live in the backwoods of Renfrew County, on a farm with no running water, no electricity and miles from the nearest town. It seemed to me that during the day, Mother was happier than she was at night this time of year. And again, my much wiser and older sis-

ter Audrey said it was because her days were filled with washing and ironing, baking, and keeping the old log house in tip-top shape. It was the evenings, when only the coal-oil lamp in the middle of the table lit the kitchen, and the wind howled outside, and the branches of the bare tree close to the house scraped against the windows, that Mother fidgeted at one end of the table, often staring off into space. She took to looking up to one corner of the kitchen ceiling, as if she were searching for something. Then she would give her head a shake, and bend down to her diaries in front of her. If Father was aware of the change in Mother, he said nothing. He still dozed in the rocking chair by the cook stove, puffing on his pipe until he fell asleep, and the pipe landed on his chest leaving his

mouth, or as often happened, slid to the floor, landing on the Ottawa Farm Journal, or the Family Herald and Weekly Star. And I would sit at the long kitchen table, pretending to be drawing in a five-cent scribbler, bought at the Rexall One Cent Sale, and kept for just such an evening pastime. But my eyes would be on Mother. And in the silence of the kitchen, the brothers quietly doing what amused them, and Audrey embroidering, I could actually hear Mother’s pencil, sliding over the page in her diary. It made the faintest of sounds, but on those evenings when Mother’s mind was a million miles away, I was so aware of every move she made at the end of the table. It was at that time that she wrote furiously in her diaries. She sat with her left arm circling her scribbler, and I would see her nod, as if confirming what she was writing, and I could tell when she came to the end of a sentence. She would jab at the paper with the pencil, as if to say, “There now. That’s how I feel.” I longed to see what she had written, but of course, no one was allowed near her scribblers which were kept in the upper shelf of the back-to-the-wall cupboard. That was a sacred place.

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At other times I would fall asleep to the click-clack of the old treadle Singer sewing machine when Mother sewed after we had gone to bed. It was a wonderful, soothing sound. But now, the house was quiet. The only sounds came from Father plugging more wood into the stove. We would have said our prayers as usual. And as usual, Mother would put her hand on each head signalling it was time for us to say our own prayer and ask God for special favours. And I would pray for the end of winter. I would pray that before long our evenings would return to happier times, when joy would come from Mother playing the harmonica, as Audrey and I leafed through Eaton’s catalogue. When the days were longer, the snow had left the foundation of the house, and Mother would once again return from wherever she was on those dark and gloomy nights at the end of winter.

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y sister Audrey’s voice was stern that night. “I don’t know how often I have to tell you, Mary” she said, wagging a finger under my nose. “It has nothing to do with you. Mother gets like that ever so often. You should be used to it by now.” The issue was Mother’s mood. She had that look about her that gave me knots in the pit of my stomach. But that year winter seemed to go on forever: the snow hadn’t even begun to melt, the Model T was still up on blocks in the drive shed, and Mother seemed more melancholy than usual. As usual, I thought I had done something to upset her, something terrible like forgetting to close my eyes when saying our prayers at her knee at night or not wiping the oilcloth on the kitchen table to her satisfaction after cleaning up after supper. But Audrey said no, I had done nothing to put her in her mood. Once again she told me that this time of year was when Mother most missed her beloved New York. “It happens every year. Don’t you remember? Just when winter is about over.” And I would ask my sister to explain it all to me again. She said

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This incredible 7 Bed + 7 Bath residence with approx.. 7600 sq.ft. of total living space is situated on a 2 acre woodland setting. Designer kitchen with granite, top quality appliances. Heated flrs in ensuite. L/L with recroom, theatre room and walkout access to patio/heated salt water pool. Self-contained in-law suite. 1998

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the society to continue to fund outside-of-the-box research,” Makrigiannis said. “That will help find new avenues and new ideas.” Dr. Sophie Lebel, also from the University of Ottawa, along with her co-investigator Christine Maheu of McGill University in Montreal, received a quality of life grant totalling $300,000. In the next three years they will test whether group therapy can help diminish fears of recurrence in cancer survivors. Maheu said cancer survivors often experience anxiety and fear that the disease will return. This decreases the patient’s ability to make longterm life and health-care decisions. “We hope to improve the quality of life by taking away that fear and anxiety,” Maheu said. “The reason we want to do a group therapy setting is to encourage patients to help each other with their own experiences.” Kabat the grant recipients are chosen through a rigorous process that can include a peer review of the proposal by as many as 25 of their colleagues. He said he is happy to see world-class cancer research continuing in Ottawa. “We know that research is one of the most effective weapons in the fight against this disease,” he said.

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grant was given to Bell and his research team for the development of cancer-fighting viruses to target pancreatic cancer. Bell said the society also funds his work through the NCIC Clinical Trials groups in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton, Ont. The clinical trials are part a co-operative oncology group which carries out clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care and prevention across Canada and internationally. “I am honoured to receive this funding,” Bell said. “My wife and daughter often knock on doors to fundraise for the society so I know how hard the dollars are to come by.” Kabat said one of the reasons the society chose to fund the project is because the society wants a renewed focus on the under-funded and harderto-fight cancers such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal cancers. Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis, working at the University of Ottawa, was given a $185,000 innovation grant to study whether the immune system has a role in breast cancer development. His research will be conducted over the next two years and could lead to new ways in determining the prognosis of breast cancer patients and using the immune system to fight the disease. “I think it’s important for

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Take a break from the responsibility of family and work and add some fun to your day. Play sports you love with leagues where you can sign up as an individual or bring your whole team! It’s easy to find an excuse to keep active and get fit with our convenient fitness memberships, registered weekly classes or drop-in options. Strength training, cardio and stretching classes offer a variety of choices for all ages. We even have classes for families. If being creative is high on your list, try painting, pottery, music or dance. Whether learning or advancing your talent, we have classes for all levels. Our widerange of martial arts programs helps develop self confidence and physical fitness. All our classes are reasonably priced and offered in community centres and complexes across the city.

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Grilled chicken with Greek twist is fast and tasty Lifestyle - Fresh, fast and Greek inspired, this chicken dish is perfect for a family or casual night dinner. To soak up all the delicious juices, serve with grilled crusty bread brushed lightly with olive oil. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Standing time: 30 minutes. Grilling time: 12 to 16 minutes. Serves four. Ingredients

• 45 ml (3 tbsp) extra-virgin olive oil • 10 ml (2 tsp) fresh lemon juice • 5 ml (1 tsp) red wine vinegar * 2 ml (1/2 tsp) each dried oregano and dried Italian herb seasoning • 1 ml (1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper • 1 clove garlic, crushed with a garlic press • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 500 g/1 lb) • 500 ml (2 cups) tomatoes, cut in chunks • 1 piece (12 cm/5 inches) cucumber, cut into chunks • 1 sweet yellow or orange pepper, cut into chunks • 50 ml (1/4 cup) thinly sliced red

onion • 6 pitted Kalamata olives, halved • 50 ml (1/4 cup) crumbled feta cheese Preparation

In large bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic. Transfer 20 ml (4 tsp) of the dressing to a glass bowl and add the chicken, turning to coat. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to one day.) To the remaining dressing,

add the tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, onion and olives. Toss everything together and set aside. Place the chicken on a greased grill over medium heat (180 C/350 F). Grill the chicken, covered, for six to eight minutes per side or until it’s no longer pink inside and a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 74 C (165 F). Divide the chicken and salad among the serving plates and sprinkle with cheese. Foodland Ontario

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When spring cleaning your home this year, why stop at the surface? A home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system – the ‘heart and lungs’ of a house – is often left forgotten. Keeping the system clean and well-functioning is essential to ensuring the air in your home is healthy and safe. Consider the following: • A dirty furnace is a breeding ground for bacteria. Furnaces are

easy to neglect. Over time, dust and dirt can accumulate in your home’s ducts or air filters, and these dirty filters can become ‘ground zero’ for airborne germs. • Poor ventilation can lead to moisture and the growth of mold. When the air in your home is too humid, fungus and bacteria can start growing and releasing spores into the air.

This can have health consequences for your family – sensitive family members may begin to experience headaches, itchy eyes and irritated skin. • A dirty HVAC system costs more money. If you use a ‘forced-air’ heating system, dirty filters will force the fan to work harder than it needs to. This can put strain on the system, leading to bigger energy bills

and more wear and tear. The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada maintains a list of qualified contractors who can inspect your home and recommend repairs, maintenance, or custom-built solutions to persistent problems. For more information call 1-877467-4724. News Canada

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Babes4Breasts funds vitamin D cancer research ment and prevention of breast cancer in 76 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Funds raised by B4B will be used to augment this research. This novel clinical trial offers solutions and treatments to patients in the often anxious waiting period before surgery, as a “window of opportunity” to not only treat the patient with vitamin D, but also to understand what would make a treatment effective against breast cancer.  In addition, they aim to reduce anxiety and empower women affected by breast cancer through their participation in the discovery of novel treatments. research continues

Research will continue into 2015, at which time molecular studies and gene expression profiling will be completed on the tumour samples of the patients on this study and others that will not only identify the mechanism of vitamin D’s effect but also identify which patients will or will not benefit from vitamin D treatment. It is their hope that a simple yet inexpensive and harmless vitamin, at the proper dose, can play a significant role in the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. The results of this trial will enable us to answer this question and will have enormous impact on breast cancer treatment worldwide. In 2013, through the fundraising campaign, benefit concert in October and Babes4Breasts compilation album sales (which continue through 2014), Babes4Breasts reached an impressive benchmark: $100,000 raised since 2007. Babes4Breasts continues to plan the October benefit concert and compilation album release. Details including lineup, recipient charity and more will be announced later in 2014.

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Community Recently, Babes4Breasts (B4B) donated $19,358.41 to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, earmarked for the breast cancer research work of the Dr. Angel Arnaout, Dr. Mark Clemons and Dr. Christina Addison team. Funds were raised through the Beau’s 4 Babes at the Royal Oak campaign run in fall of 2013, a lead up to the 7th Annual Babes4Breasts benefit concert.  Support of the community in the form of partnerships with Beau’s Brewery, The Royal Oak, Boom 99.7 and Light Switch Creative saw monies raised through Beau’s beer sales at all Royal Oak locations. Over 16 days, The Royal Oak donated $0.25 from each pint and $0.75 from each 60 oz jug of Beau’s sold at all locations to the cause, with a matching donation from Royal Oak Pubs Group.  In addition, Beau’s Brewery donated 30 per cent from every keg sold to the Royal Oak. Ana Miura, boss babe and founder added, “Babes4Breasts exists from the generosity of many people – from those who purchase a ticket to those who come on as stellar sponsors and true partners. “We are proud to support the goals of the fine team of Dr. Arnaout, Dr. Clemons and Dr. Addison,” she said. Despite advances in treatment, over 4000 Canadians die each year of breast cancer. The Arnaout- Clemons- Addison team is a uniquely innovative program that performs pragmatic patient centred research designed to improve the care of current and future generations of breast cancer patients. This research has already improved the care of many breast cancer patients at the Ottawa hospital. At present the Arnaout-ClemonsAddison team are exploring the role of high dose vitamin D in the treat-

Members of Babes4Breasts and their supporters make a donation to Doctors Mark Clemons, Christina Addison and Angel Arnarout for their research into the effect of high doses of vitamin D on breast cancer.

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1845 River Road South, Kemptville, Ont. ~ From Kemptville, at the intersection CTY Road 43 and 44, travel on CTY Road 44 straight North 3 kms, then turn left on River Road South just before the bridge and travel west 5 kms. Watch For Auction Signs. Saturday April 12 at 11 am. As the farm has been sold, the following will be offered for sale: Tractors and Combine - NH T6050, 95 hp., 985 hrs, model year 2010, 4x4, 50k transmission semi-shift, electronic hyd. system, w/full load cab, like new; Ford-Versatile 276 series II, 100 hp., 4x4, hydro-static, bi-directional w/brush bruite, loader, 2 buckets, stone fork, 7200 hrs; AC W305, 4x4, articulating, 3 pth and pto drive, 305 hp, 1982 model, 1675 original hrs w/cab, duals all around, in good condition; IH 1460 combine,2175 hrs, w/Rice tires; 3 IH heads - Models 1020 and 820 both 15’ flex grain heads, Model 963 6 row corn head w/30” spacings , has been recently rebuilt. Grain Wagons - 3 Agri-Master 600 bushels gravity grain wagons w/20 ton Horst undercarriages, all w/rounded tarp covers; Market 6500 gravity grain wagon, 650 bushels w/20 ton Horst undercarriage. Note: 2 of the above wagons are equipped w/ rear disc hyd. brakes. All wagons like new. Farm Machinery - White 435 chisel plow, 18 shank, 18’ w/front discs; Ezee-On 22’ set of discs, 22-24”; Athens 814 33’ finishing cultivator; Kneverland NR105 18” 6 furrow plow, semi-mounted; NI 900 6 row corn planter, 30” rows, liquid fertilizer, bean cups and corn units; Wil-Rich 6 row cultivator 30”; Anhydrous 3pth applicator, 5 shank, 60 “ spacing w/ hoses; Hardi TR5000 sprayer w/50’ boom, electric controls 500 gallon, good condition; Simonsen 5 ton fertilizer spreader, top condition; GreatPlains 20’ grass seed drill, 3pth; Dundas 16’ land leveler; Westfield grain auger WR80-26 ( 26’ x8”) w/10 hp electric motor, like new; Farm King 8” x 15’ auger w/3 hp motor; Farm King 480 grain cleaner; Bush Hog 406, 5’, hd cutter, 3pth; Work Saver SG36 stump grinder, up to 18”, 3pth, new; JD 5 ton gravity seed wagon 250 bushels w/13’ x 6” market plastic hyd. auger ; Rino R950 7’ scraper blade, 3pth; Vallac 24, 3pth vertical wood splitter; MF 222 back hoe attachment, 15’ boom, w/2 buckets (used on Versatile tractor); Lucknow 7’, 3pth, double auger snow blower; IH 1700 Load Star, single axle dump truck, 1972, sold as is; 10 ton tandem farm utility trailer; CarOn 7’ finishing mower, 3pth pto; 4’x2’ 3pth dump box; Wind-Power 12/7 pt2, pto, 12 KV 50 amp generator, on wheels. Grain Storage Bins and In Bin Dryer - approx. 1500 tonnes of grain storage through various bins with a working leg that unloads into each bin and an auger style wet drag that would take it from your wagon to the leg. There is an in bin dryer that is in very good working condition-works off propane or gas. Also there is a round steel storage building - approx 40 x 60 in size.-everything to be removed. Misc.Items - Cub Cadet RZT Zero turn 24 hp lawn tractor w/54” mower, 246 hrs; Yamaha 250 cc trail bike; 2000 gallon plastic liquid fertilizer tank; 100 gallon plastic tank; tractor chains 30”, hand pallet truck; logging chains; Transit leveler; grain moisture tester; tires w/aluminum rims; approx. 50 8’ cedar posts; electric motors; hyd. jacks; chain saws; 250’ roll of 4” filter field tile; electric cement mixer; 3pth 28” circular saw pto; 12 volt transfer fuel pump; electric bulk fuel pump; Honda gas water pump w/2” hoses; Roto-tiller; Terms - Cash or Cheque with Proper ID Prop.- Feenstra Farms LTD. Mr. Jack Feenstra Auctioneers James and Hill Auction Service Ltd. Carson Hill Stewart James (613) 821-2946 (613) 445-3269 Auctioneer’s Note: This equipment has been well serviced and kept in good repair. Plan to attend on time as there are very few small items. Owners and Auctioneers are not responsible for accidents. Refreshments available. CAREER OPPORTUNITY

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Plus Antiques & Collectibles. Shop Tools. Yard Equip’t. Good Appliances. Household Furnishings. for the late Jessie Gamble @ 300 Dufferin Rd., Perth, ON K7H 3B8 (quietly located just off Hwy. 7) on Sat., April 19, 2014 @ 10 am Property to be auctioned @ 11 am

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Convenient location, only a few minutes to Perth having economical Drum. N/E Twp taxes ($2,000.00 +/-). Zoned Residential. Surveyed 100’ frontage x 244’ depth (0.56 acres) having 2 road accesses (Dufferin & at end of no-through Morris Rd). Presenting a quality, terra-cotta bricked, 3 bedroom bungalow (spacious master has his/ her closets). Complimented by a front foyer w/ double closet, Hanover kitchen & adjacent dining area. Large formal living room. 4 pce bath. Upscale parquet & cushion flooring, some fresh paint & newer windows on main level. Attached, double-duty heated mud room to oversized single car garage/workshop w/ concrete floor. Big & roomy finished basement family room w/ dry bar, boasting a tasteful, accent 1/2 bricked wall. Includes Regency freestanding natural gas fireplace (heats house, has elec. basebd backup). Large bedroom w/closet. Laundry & service room includes w/d hookup, water softener, 200 amps on breaker & tons of storage space. 3 year old roof. Entertaining back deck. Garden shed. Ideal yard for children and pets. Underground hydro. High speed internet. Paved drive. On well & septic. For private viewing, terms & conditions, please call our office at 613-267-6027. A noteworthy auction sale. The home is in respectable condition and in a prime location. There is a wide variety of well maintained items. Bring a lawn chair & participate in the bidding to settle the estate. Terms on chattels; Cash, Cheque, Debit, M/C & Visa.

Auctioneers & Qualified Appraisers JIM & TREVOR HANDS: THE VOICES OF EXPERIENCE Phone: (613) 267-6027 www.jimhandsauction.com CAREER OPPORTUNITY

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Bright, spacious 850 sq.ft space available for lease, Ideal for a Dog Grooming Salon. Ample customer parking. Hazeldean Rd. Kanata Contact Marnie immediately at 613-614-5070 or marniebeaton@ gmail.com Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.

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

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Cleaning and reorganizing, we can leave your house sparkling clean and orga-nized. 20 years experience. References. Call Sonya and Roberto 613254-7366.

Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613256-1511. 36 ven-dors. Open daily 10-5.

Chef required for Carleton Place Restaurant. Reliable, experienced, must have own transportation. Reply with resume and references to restopp100@gmail.com.

Experienced, reliable, your house (in Kanata) will be cleaned up to your standard. Need help call me Isia 613-836-2316.

2 BEDROOM apartment. Fitzroy Harbour, $725/ month +utilities. 819-6475362, 819-647-2659, 819647-5512.

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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-LY 1 BEDROOM APART-MENT located on Richardson Side Road. (between Carp & Stitts-ville). $650/mo+ heat & hydro. Call Scott 613-266-7784

Ottawa Military Heritage Show. Sat. April 26, 2014, 9-3. Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroofe Ave., Ottawa. Peter 613-256-1105. (Free Appraisals). BEAUTIFUL 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in Arnprior, quiet, secure, central, AUCTIONS equipped, smoke-free, Bytown Antique Nos- pet-free. Starting at $800/ taligia & Bottle Show & month. 613-296-4521 Sale. Sunday April 13, 9 am-3 pm Nepean Sports- Bungalow for rent, next plex, 1701 Woodroffe (Ot- to Mississippi Lake, 125 tawa) admission $5.00. Riv-erside Rd., Carleton www.ottawacollectors.com Place. Rent negotiable. Immedi-ate occupancy. 613613-299-8514. 612-2727.

BUSINESS SERVICES Carpentry, Repairs, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-832-2540 We pay top dollar for scrap vehicles. Free pickup for old appliances, lawn mowers, trailers, etc. 613256-7597.

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AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum/ vinyl siding painting *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

Firewood (FREE DELIVERY) All cut and split, All Hardwood, majority is Ma-ple with some Oak and Beech, minimum order is 6 face cords, price per cord is $80. Delivery is FREE in the Ottawa Valley Areas, beFITNESS & tween Kanata and Cobden, HEALTH Carleton Place to Constance Bay. Call or text James at Women’s Bladder 613.299.9663 or Email at Health free information 299wood@gmail.com session: Wed. Apr. 23, 2014, 7 pm. Ottawa HospiCLEANING / JANITORIAL tal-Riverside Campus, 1967 Riverside Dr, Lower level A Clean Home is a Happy amphithea-ter. Presented Home. Weekly, Biweekly, by: RN-Nurse Continence Monthly. Safe products for Advis-ors. Please call to you and your pets. Refer- register (613)738-8400 ences available. 613-832- extension 81726 and leave 9251. name & phone number.

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Hungerford Gate Apartments Kanata 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available for im-mediate occupancy; include fridge, stove, storage, parking, and ceramic flooring; security cameras, rental agent and mainte-nance person on site; laundry room; located near parks, buses, shopping, schools, churches, etc. To view, call 613-8781771.

Do you have 10 hours/ week To Earn $1500/month? Operate a Mini Office from your home computer. Free On-line training. www.debsminioffice.com Full-time bookkeeper re-quired for electrical construction company with office just west of Carp. Proficiency in Excel and Sage 50 (Simply Account-ing) is essential. Also re-sponsible for various general office administra-tive and clerical duties. Ap-ply by fax (613) 839-0401) to KE Electrical Ltd. Gardener/Harvester 3-4 days weekly, Near Kinburn Sideroad &Stonecrest Rd Must have gardening experience, live close-by, be self-reliant for transportation. Non-smoker. University students welcome. Non-smoker. Send re-sume to: herbs@earth-medicine. ca No phone calls, please.

GO GET Holdings Inc. needs Thai Cusine cooks with a least 3 yrs experience for it’s Green Papaya Restaurant located at 256 Preston St./ 246 Queen St. in Ottawa. Suffienctly proficient in French or English. Salary range from $15-$17/hour. 40 hrs per week, plus benefits as prescribed by Canadian law. Send resume by email to: vince@greenpapaya.ca RETIREMENT APART- or Mail to 75 Bishop Mills Way, Ottawa K2K 3C1 MENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE Meals, transportation, activities daily. WANTED!!! Short Leases. Monthly Spe- HELP $28.00/HOUR. Undercover cials! Shoppers Needed To Call 877-210-4130 Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine OpporFOR SALE tunity. PT/FT . No Cedar (white), quality Experience Required. If lumber, most sizes, deck- You Can Shop - You Are ing, T&G, channel rustic. Qualified! Also huge bundles of ce- w w w . M y S h o p p e r dar slabs ($45) and large Jobs.com bags of shavings ($35). www.scoutenwhitecedar.ca House Clean(613)283-3629. ing company seeking immediate reliable HOT TUB (SPA) Covers and long term female emBest Price, Best Quality. All ployee to work on a team. shapes & Colours Available. 30-40 per week Tuesday Call 1-866-652-6837. www. Friday Occasional Mondays. Please contact Natathecover-guy.com/sale lie at 613-292-5189.

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C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.

Drummer, 30 plus years experience, located in Carp area. Looking for an established working band. Preference blues/coun-try/ rock trio. Call Mike 613839-5701.

White Cedars Tourist Park Seasonal full service trailer sites. Large lots, quiet family park, laundry fa-cilities, sand beach, play structure, social commit-tee, store, clean lake, great fishing. Also: 2 or 3 bed-room cottages. Weekend, week, moth or Season. Fully equipped, waterfront, indoor plumbing, BBQ’s, and fire pits. More info at www. whitecedars.ca Viewing by appointments

Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney re-pair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

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Novena Prayer to St. Jude O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the bottom of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power, come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. (3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mar-ys and 3 Glory be). St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen

SATURN ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX ABC Tax Services- New Clients Welcomed. Serving your income tax needs. Certified CRA filer, confidential 613-836-4954.

613-832-4699 Individual Income tax returns preparation at affordable prices. Evenings and weekend appointments are available. We provide bookkeeping, GST returns, payroll services and corporate tax return preparation services. Please Contact 613-261-8313 bharatidesai@gmail.com for appointments.

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2004 Lincoln Town Car ul-timate edition, only 100 k’s, mint condition, $11,995 certified, e-tested. 613-4304661.

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season Alternative home buy- and snows. Also used car ing solutions. Bad Credit, No parts. Gord 613-257-2498. Credit, OK! Deposit required. Specializing in Ottawa and Surrounding areas. 613-302WANTED 9426 www.homeownershipmadeeasy.com I PAY CASH Brand New Beautiful Downsizing? Looking for Three-Storey Townhome. antiques, collectibles, jewAlternative home buying elry, partial estates, anysolution. $10,000 deposit thing old and interesting required, $ 2000/month etc., in good condition. includes $400 rent credit. picker65@hotmail.com 613-302-9426 www.homeownershipmadeeasy.com Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call DEATH NOTICE 613-479-2870.

PRIEST Gordon Edward

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 24, 2014. Survived by his beloved wife of 55 ½ years to the day, Barbara Joan Priest (nee Richardson). Loving father to daughters, Vicki Comeau (Phil) of Carleton Place, Ontario and Valerie of St. Lazare, Quebec. Grandfather to Julia Karrandjas (Nicholas) of Carleton Place, Ontario, Bernard (Lisa) Priest- Blais of Montreal, Quebec, Nikki Priest- Blais of St. Lazare, Quebec. Great-grandfather of Max Karrandjas of Carleton Place, Ontario. Survived by his brother, Robert Thomas Priest (Patricia) of Squamish, B.C. Gordon will be fondly remembered by his many cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and great, great nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his parents Walter James Priest and Margaret Alice Priest (nee Griffin) of Vancouver, B.C., his sister, Mary Oman of Calgary, Alberta, nephew, Colin Priest of Pemberton, B.C. and niece Susan Oman of Calgary, Alberta. Friends and family were invited to call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1-3 p.m. A Celebration of Gordon’s life will be held in the Chapel at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada or the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

NEPEAN/GARDEN CHAPEL

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VEHICLES 1998 Toyota Corolla VE, Auto, dark green, 191,393 kms, 3 extra tires, recently detailed, certified and etested. Asking $2900, located in Smiths Falls. 613240-8364.

Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613256-4613.

IN MEMORIAM

KLUKE, Ellen (Babe) In memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away March 31st, 2004. 10 years have passed since the sad day, When the one we loved was called away, God took her Home, it was His will, Within our hearts, she liveth still. Jacky, Phil, Danny and Maureen Connell

WANTED - Old Barns for salvage material. Cash Paid. 613-832-7279

DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

White-Greta (nee Baskin) Peacefully in her sleep on March 17, 2013 at her winter home in Donna, Texas in her 75th year. Greta leaves to mourn her beloved and devoted husband of 56 years Douglas and her children Debby (Shayne Knight), Laurie (Bernard Coady) and Kevin (April Chant), her grandchildren Derrick Manship, Melissa and Jessica Coady and Micheal and Jocelyn White and her great grand-daughter Hannah Tourangeau. Also missing Greta is her brother Leonard Baskin, sister-in-law Freda Baskin and brother in-laws Hugh Sparks, Stewart White(Andrea) and Leonard White as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Sam and Ada Baskin, her siblings Lillian Vance, Gwen Acres, Marg Sparks, Russell Baskin, Myrtle Dolan, Joan Murray and her grandson David Manship. Cremation by Vaughan Funeral Homes, Donna Texas. A celebration of Greta’s life will occur at a later date.

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DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

CAMERON David Michael

Peacefully with his family by his side at The Ottawa Hospital General Campus on Monday, March 24, 2014 in his 67th year. Beloved husband of Cheryl Cameron (nee Langdon). Loving father to Kevin (Traci) and Donna (Mike). Dear “Baha� to Darius and Taylor. Cherished brother-in-law of Melba. Also survived by his cousin Sue (the late Ralph) and Uncles Ralph and George. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of David’s life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 Smiths Falls on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12 noon until 4 PM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Clinic would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca

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SAMSON JEAN JACQUES Peacefully in hospital at Ottawa with his devoed family at his side on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Jacques Samson formerly of Quebec City, passed away at 86 years of age. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeannette (HallĂŠ) on February 28 of this year. Dearly loved and respected father of Jacqueline Henderson (Myles) of Kinburn. Predeceased by his brother, Alfred. Pepère to AndrĂŠe Nunnikhoven (Mark) and Darryl Hierlihy. Great grandfather of Marcus, Eve and Aaron. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jacques began his career with the CNR in Quebec City and transferred to Hearst, ON., where he met Jeannette. A few years later, he left the CNR and began his 47 year career in Industrial Hardware – George Taylor Hardware: Purchasing agent in Hearst, Branch Manager in Sudbury and Val d’Or, Western Sales Manager for Dominion Chain in Vancouver. Jacques ended his career as General Manager in Household Hardware with Alliance RoNa Home Inc. at the Home Hardware Head OfďŹ ce in St. Jacob’s. Jacques was described by colleagues and associates as “honest, sincere, hard working and a ďŹ rst class citizenâ€?. Friends are invited to join the family in Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte on Saturday, March 29 at 11am for the Celebration of the Mass of Christian burial. Spring interment will take place at Holy Name of Mary Parish Cemetery, Almonte. The family sincerely thank the Fairview Manor staff, Dr. S. Quackenbush and volunteers for providing excellent care and kindness towards Jacques. In lieu of owers, please consider the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com

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Registered Early Child-hood Landscape Labour- Educator needed for exers and site supervisor panding Toddler Pro-gram re-quired for full time. in Kinburn. Full time posiClean drivers abstract an tion starting March 31st, asset. Call 613-831-0303 $14.52/hr. Also looking for or fax to 613-836-6174. a music teach-er, part time. Email re-sume karen@wckLawn and garden com- idskorner.com pany serving Carleton Place and area, looking for help. Experience required. Knowl- VonSchrader Canadaedge of Plants, gardening Carleton Place. Immediate experience and Valid driver’s full time position available licence required. Forward for small electric motor reresume or call 613-250- pair person, shipping & re0519 or email lorrainemac- ceiving plus good computer dowall@gmail.com skills. Call 613-257-5200 Email resume to: vonschradercanada@bellnet.ca Lone Star, Kanata, Now Hiring. Full time HUNTING SUPPLIES experienced, line cooks. Apply to: 4048 Carling Avenue. Com- Hunter Safety/Canapetitive Wage. Come dian Firearms Courses and join the great Lone Star exams throughout the year. Atmosphere. Held once a month at Carp. Call Wenda Cochran 613256-2409. Permanent Part-Time Secretary for Family Doctors Office. 17 hrs/ Canadian Firearm/Huntwk. Perfect for the Semi er Safety Courses. Call Retired. Mail/Drop off Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 resume to: or visit www. Dr. Selwyn de Souza valleysportsmanshow.com 1-1907 Baseline Rd. Ot- for dates and details of tawa Ont. K2C OC7 courses near you.

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Sunday Service 9:00 am & 11:15 am Pastors: Jonathan Mills , Bob Davies & Doug Ward

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The Anglican Parish of March

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Reconciliation: 1 hour before all weekday Masses and Wednesday: 7:30-9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00-4:45pm, Sunday: 6:00-6:45pm Exposition of Eucharist: 1 hour before each weekday Mass

Weekend Mass Times: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Pastor steve stewart

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St. Thomas Anglican Church

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC PARISH A Welcoming Community 1489 Shea Road, (corner of Abbott) Stittsville, Ontario K2S 0G8

Sunday Services at 9:00 & 10:45 am

Nursery, Children & Youth Programs, small Groups Office: 613-836-2606 Web: www.cbcstittsville.com Email us at: cbcinfo@cbcstittsville.com Direction for life's crossroads

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Mass: Saturday at 5:00 pm Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am Telephone: (613) 592-1961 E-mail: office@stisidorekanata.com We are a welcoming and friendly community that invites you to come and worship with us in our new church

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Liberty Church For freedom Christ has set us free

Holy Redeemer School 75 McCurdy Drive, Kanata

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Tiny trains, big event Ottawa Train Expo attracts exhibitors, patrons from far afield Steph Willems

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Community - The appeal of trains amongst children and adults can’t be denied, and it is this life-long fascination with rolling steel that attracts patrons and exhibitors to the Ottawa Train Expo. Now in its third year, the expo – the largest in eastern Canada – will see more than 250 exhibitors on the floor of the Ernst & Young Centre when it opens on April 26. Model railroading is a hobby that combines a passion for railroading along with an appreciation of its history and an attention to detail. Fred Adams, chairman of the expo and its main organizer, said the appeal of model railroading lies in the rekindling of that initial youthful fas-

cination with trains. “Model railroading is very big in Ottawa – we’re one of the larger areas where you have a lot of people doing (this),” said Adams. “The dynamics of it is that children get involved in trains, but then get away from it during their teen years and in adulthood. As guys get into middle age, they start to get more leisure time and think back to childhood – it’s a good hobby to get into.” Putting one model train together from a kit can take weeks, so it’s a time-consuming one as well. Still, many people continue to take to the hobby, so much so that the Ottawa Train Expo had to vacate its previous venue at the Carleton University Fieldhouse for a more accommodating one. “Over the two years we’ve had 8,000 people come through our doors, and we’re hoping for 5,000 this year,” said Adams, adding that exhibitors will be coming to Ottawa from as far away as Manitoba and Oregon. A long list of prizes donated from local businesses will be the subject of a raffle during the two-day show, “That was way to easy!”

with all proceeds going to Roger’s House. A key partner for expo organizers is the Bytown Railway Society, a group that promotes and preserves the history of the railroad in and around Ottawa. Director Les Goodwin said the group, which curates a collection of historic rail equipment housed mainly at the Museum of Science and Technology, will bring some life-sized items to the “miniature” event. Among them will be a restored 1959 Pontiac Hy Rail – a station wagon converted to run on rails. Unfortunately, the group’s 1913 steam train won’t be able to make it into the Ernst & Young Centre. “If we get people involved in model railways, hopefully they’ll progress to the real thing,” said Goodwin. Goodwin said that at one time, 11 different railway companies had lines running into Ottawa. “Unfortunately, most of (the old lines) have disappeared,” he said. Information on tickets, exhibiters File and what to expect at the event can Jack Sutcliffe, 4, gets a closer look at a model train set while at last year’s be found at ottawatrainexpo.com. Ottawa Train Expo.

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Clean up contest to inspire youth to pitch in This year’s spring event will expand to the streets Michelle Nash

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Community - Before residents start picking up garbage this spring in Old Ottawa South, one group would like the neighbourhood children to pick up their crayons. A community colouring contest is being organized by the neighbourhood’s spring cleanup group, the same one that each year for the past 17 years has organized the event. This year, organizer Georgina Hunter wants to help inspire Old Ottawa South children and teens to get involved. “This is an activity that I think is worth making time for,” Hunter said. “I think it teaches really valuable lessons and hopefully it will encourage their kids to participate in the cleanup and raise the awareness on the street.”

The contest offers two age categories for young artists in the neighbourhood: ages six to 12 and ages 13 to 18. The rules are simple: just take a letter-sized sheet of white paper and draw a part of Old Ottawa South in the spring, showing people picking up garbage. The deadline to submit a drawing to Hunter at gginahunter@gmail.com is April 7. Two winners will be selected from each of the age categories and the drawings will be used to advertise the May 10 spring cleanup event.

“I would like to see many small teams, around four to six people attacking the block, so it’s not onerous.” Hunter added the most important thing about promoting clean streets and attending the event is to enjoy themselves, meet new people and maybe even change the way they deal with garbage while walking, or hanging out in the park for the future. “I am really hoping that parents will take this moment and make it a teachable moment and I hope everyone who participates in the contest come out on the day.”

Bank Street between the bridges, Sunnyside Avenue and Bronson Place will all be getting the attention of the cleanup crews. The meet-up remains at Windsor Park, where Timbits, coffee and supplies will be handed out. Hunter will be recruiting high school students to volunteer, as well as university students to lead clean up groups. “What I have found with the many businesses along Bank Street and shops with takeout - people are eating and walking and leaving behind the fast food containers,” Hunter said.

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-2265, E-mail: kanata@metroland.com

April 1 to 29

Until April 18

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents the City Scapes exhibit at its location in the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. For more information visit kanatagallery.ca.

March 25 to April 5

Kanata Theatre presents Murder in Noirville starting at 8 p.m. at Ron Maslin Playhouse, 1 Ron Maslin Way. Tickets are $20. The play, written by Peter Colley and directed by Helen and Martin Weeden, is a film noir genre mystery/comedy set in a small town hiding a big secret with plot twists, intrigue, dark shadows and a femme fatale. For more information visit kanatatheatre.com, BoxOffice@Kanatatheatre.com, or call the box office at 613-831-4435.

The Kanata Art Club is offering watercolor classes to beginner and intermediate artists every Tuesday evening over the next five weeks from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 1030 Riddell Dr. The instructor is Brenda Beattie from Constance Bay. Come join an enthusiastic group, feel at home, and have fun painting in a friendly atmosphere. A membership fee and a class registration fee are required. For more information call 613-8321621.

April 4

Send in your nominations for Kanata North Community Recognition Awards by April 4. Forms are available at Coun. Marianne Wilkinson’s office, at the Beaverbrook Library Depot, at the Recreation Complex Kanata, or online at tiny.cc/ Awards2014. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be presented at

Earl of March Secondary School, 4 The Parkway, on Friday starting at 7 p.m.; on Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and will be sold at the door. For more information visit earlofmarch. com.

April 5

Friends of the Farm need new volunteer gardeners for the Ornamental Gardens, Arboretum and Merivale Shelterbelt, weekday mornings Monday through Friday. Great opportunities exist for those who enjoy fresh air, exercise and having fun with others. Meet team leaders at a volunteer recruitment orientation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Building 72 at the Arboretum east of the Prince of Wales roundabout. For more information call 613-230-3276 or visit friendsofthefarm.ca/volunteer.htm. The Glen Cairn United Church will host Jukebox Saturday Night starting at 7 p.m. The Choirs and Stained

Glass Band from Glen Cairn United Church present their annual variety show with songs from the fifties and sixties. Join in the fun as we take you back to a simpler time with songs like Rock Around the Clock, Big Yellow Taxi, Blue Suede Shoes and lots more. The church is located at 140 Abbeyhill Dr, Kanata. No ticket purchase necessary - free will offering. Gluten Free Utopia will bring together local businesses and specialists who know about living gluten-free at Library and Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.). Goody bags for the first 500 visitors. Runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 at the door /free under 12.

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The Trailwest Community Association will host Pancakes in the Park at 100 Akerson Rd. from 10 a.m. to noon. Breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. Didn’t get your

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Join us at this inaugural event to celebrate our Canadian Culture from shore to shore. A prestigious cocktail party where you will experience an evening of Canadian wine and spirits, entertainment, fine cuisine and auction items from across the country.

April 8

A home inspection workshop will be presented by Nathan Weinstock, a home inspector with AccuChex at the Hazeldean branch of the Ottawa Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. To register call 613-836-1900 or visit biblioottawalibrary.ca.

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Trinity Presbyterian Church and Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church are joining together to offer Lenten lunches every Wednesday until April 9 from noon to 1 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this Lenten program consisting of a brief but meaningful service based this year on the characters around the cross. Performances by talented local musicians add to the enjoyment of this special time followed by a delicious lunch and enjoyable fellowship. Free will offerings will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard and Ottawa missions. For more information call 613-836-1429 or visit www.trinitykanata.ca.

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Dr. Brian Clement presents All About Cancer & Conquering Disease with Living Foods at the Holiday Inn & Suites Ottawa Kanata, 101 Kanata Ave., from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Dr. Clement will explain how living foods abundant energy and extraordinary nutrition protects cells from early death, promoting lifelong vitality. In this lecture, Dr. Clement will address the 50--plus years of work on disease and longevity conducted at the renowned Hippocrates Institute. Early-bird tickets are $35 and $40 at the door. For more information call 613-831-4004, 613850-4006 or email lindavscancer@ gmail.com.

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CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23

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Aries, despite a full workload, you are already looking ahead to some much-needed rest and relaxation. Focus on what’s on your plate at the moment. Taurus, your personal life follows you to work this week. You can often compartmentalize things, but you are finding it difficult to do that this week. Gemini, information that may alter your future plans is brought to your attention this week. It is not necessarily bad news, but you will need to alter your plans a little. Cancer, financial responsibilities must be a priority this week. Now is the time to make important financial decisions that you have been putting off for several weeks. Your feelings are transparent this week, Leo. You can’t hide much from others, especially your romantic feelings. The person you admire will soon learn of your feelings. Virgo, a lot of drama is going on behind the scenes this week. How much you get involved is entirely up to you. Just be prepared for the consequences.

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