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Two groups of parents are fighting a proposal to move grades 7 and 8 to Kanata’s public high schools. The lobby groups have created websites, posting research and collecting online signatures for petitions against the recommendation by Ottawa public school board staff. Natalie Gallimore, a Kanata Lakes resident, said her group started following a chance meeting with another parent, Sarah Coe, at a school

bus stop. Both women, whose children attend Stephen Leacock Public School, had attended a board meeting discussing changes to Kanata’s elementary school to address overcrowding problems on Jan. 31. But the women left the meeting unconvinced. “What’s the evidence for this and how will this help in the overcrowding?” asked Gallimore. Staff is proposing to build additions at Earl of March and A.Y. Jackson secondary

schools to take in the grades 7 and 8 students. This means the students will have to share sports fields, the gymnasiums, the libraries, and auditoriums, said Gallimore. “You’re going to have more kids using the same facility,” she said. “We didn’t see any rationale for this.” The two women decided to look up academic research on the 7 to 8 model – by building an addition the board is in effect creating a middle school, argues Gallimore – and the kindergarten to Grade 8 struc-

ture. Gallimore said their research, provided on their website, www.kanataschoolsnorth.com, showed the kindergarten to Grade 8 model was the best option. The group created two online petitions: one to stop grade restructuring and the second against a plan to turn Stephen Leacock from a French immersion to a dualtrack school. So far the petition has collected more than 50 signatures, mostly from Stephen Leacock parents, said Galli-

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A similar lobby group, with a website, www.kanatasouthschools.com, is also collecting signatures asking the board not to approve a proposal to move grades 7 and 8 students from W.O. Mitchell Elementary School in Bridlewood to A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. The group is scheduled to speak to a board committee of the whole meeting on Thursday, March 8. The Kourier-Standard contacted the group for comment by email, but a spokesperson has yet to respond. More than 400 names have been collected on the Kanata south petition, said Kanata public trustee Cathy Curry – a group made up of mostly W.O. Mitchell parents. “I know they’re going door to door,” said Curry. “It’s a lot of work on the part of the parents.” The website home page asks people to attend the March 8 board meeting. “It has become quite clear from the messages we are hear-

Cathy Curry Kanata public trustee ing from some trustees that unless there are a lot of people at the meeting on the 8th, they may think that no one has concerns about the staff recommendations for Kanata South,” the website states. “We need bodies at the meeting.” Curry said trustees will be swayed by logical arguments and suggestions not simply the strength of numbers. She’s satisfied staff have looked at many different options and come up with the best plan – but she’s open to

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suggestions. For instance, Curry said she planned to ask staff if it was possible to delay the grade restructuring in Kanata south until 2015, giving the board time to build an addition on A.Y. Jackson. “I’m open to look at what other options there are,” said Curry. “I asked staff to look at other scenarios.” Curry said she’s looking for helpful suggestions from parent delegations at board meetings – not demands to simply not change anything. The board knows it needs to build more elementary schools in Kanata north, said Curry. The problem is finding a location that provides city services, such as water and sewer, she said. Board staff are holding discussions with developers and hopes to announce “good news” on April 24, she said. If the board moves ahead with the 7 to 12 model, grades 7 and 8 students will have different timetables and bus dropoff times as well as classrooms kept in a separate addition to the high school, said Curry. “What the community (asked) was really listened to,” said Curry. In Kanata south, a grades 7 to 12 model will allow the board to potentially offer focus programs such as carpentry, house building and dance classes for high school students – something currently not offered at Kanata high schools, said Curry. It will also create more space at elementary schools, she said, allowing the board to find room for an influx of children once all-day kindergarten is rolled out to all Ontario schools.

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In January, staff presented a plan for revamping elementary schools in Kanata south and north, which included a recommendation for an expanded grade structure at Earl of March and A.Y. Jackson secondary schools. The recommendations came six weeks after two communitybased accommodation review committees (ARCs) for Kanata south and north presented their own set of suggestions to the school board in December. Karyn Carty Ostafichuk, the board’s manager of planning, said there was “an absolute need” to expand the grade structure. “We know that the seven to 12 model is something that has to happen,” she said at the Jan. 31 board meeting. At both A.Y. Jackson and Earl, significant additions would be necessary in order to accommodate the younger students, projects that likely wouldn’t be complete until 2015. Ostafichuk said an addition at Earl of March Secondary School would likely range between 22 and 26 classrooms plus multi-purpose space, at an estimated cost of $10 million. A.Y. Jackson’s addition would be slightly smaller at 20 classrooms. In Kanata south, Glen Cairn Public School would be “annexed” to A.Y. Jackson in 2013 for the Grade 7 and 8 students until a new addition is built. The grades 7 to 12 model has been adopted in nearby school boards and in Ottawa’s Catholic school board. Ottawa’s public board has only one school currently using this model, Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in

Barrhaven. Staff said that if the proposal is accepted, “nothing is off the table” in terms of helping students transition to the new system. KANATA SOUTH RECOMMENDATIONS

In Kanata south, staff presented a series of proposals that would be implemented in 2013. • Bridlewood Community Elementary School and W.O. Mitchell Elementary School would become dual track junior kindergarten to Grade 6 schools, with grades 7 and 8 moving to Glen Cairn Public School. Bridlewood would continue to offer its middle French immersion program for grades 4 to 6. • Glen Cairn would become a dual track middle school for Grades 7 to 8, keeping the gifted program from Bridlewood, and would become an annex of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. • Castlefrank Elementary School would house dual track junior kindergarten to Grade 3 students while Katimavik Elementary School would become a dual track grades 4 to 8 school. Katimavik would phase out its middle French immersion program. Staff noted that the two schools would eventually join at Katimavik, with Castlefrank being “repurposed” in the future. • Roch Carrier Elementary School would stay the same, but with a smaller boundary for French immersion students. • John Young Elementary School would take in the JK to Grade 6 students displaced from Glen Cairn, and its boundary would change.

KANATA NORTH RECOMMENDATIONS

In Kanata north, staff’s recommendations are planned for 2015 because the school board is still trying to secure land and funding for a new elementary school in the area. In the meantime, construction will begin on an eightclassroom addition to South March Public School in Sept. 2012, and enrolments will be monitored at Stephen Leacock Public School, W. Erskine Johnston Public School and Jack Donohue Public School to determine if interim measures such as finding temporary satellite sites for extra students will be necessary in 2013 and 2014. Beginning in 2015, staff recommended: • Jack Donohue remain a dual track JK to Grade 8 school, with grades 7 and 8 students from South March Public School moving to Jack Donohue. • Roland Michener Public School become a junior kindergarten to Grade 6 dualtrack school with a boundary change. • Stephen Leacock become a JK to Grade 6 school, and add an English program. W. Erskine Johnston would also lose its grades 7 and 8 students, and offer middle French immersion for grades 4 to 6. • Grade 7 and 8 students from Roland Michener, Stephen Leacock, and W. Erskine Johnston all be redirected to Earl of March Secondary School, which will adopt a Grade 7 to 12 model. • West Carleton Secondary School remain a Grade 9 to 12 school. With files from Emma Jackson

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the final contenders. “Both candidates are very strong candidates and very qualified in our service,” ElChantiry said. “At the end of the day, you have to make a decision, and the board made a decision based on succession moving forward.” The last chief to have been promoted from within the force’s ranks was Brian Ford, who served as chief from 1993 to 2000. The police board has not yet embarked on the process of choosing a new deputy

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Mayor Jim Watson speaks to a acrowd of more than 50 people who gathered at the Mlacak Centre on Feb. 27. The mayor answered questions from the audience, many of which centred on development. Watson said the city needs to hold a planning summit this year. summit. The group was formed to help fight “a systemic sickness” in the city’s planning process, rubber-stamping requests for infill developments even if they don’t fit the identity of a community. The group is recruiting the country’s top urban planners, architects and lawyers to help fight spot zoning requests for highrise buildings in low-rise communities. But Watson said every zoning request is spot rezoning. BEAVER POND

Wilkinson said the city will release a study from AECOM, an engineering consulting company, outlining drainage problems associated with the proposed Beaver Pond development in Kanata Lakes during a Kanata North ward council meeting on March 26. Earlier this year the city issued a report prepared by AECOM that contradicted information provided by IBI

Group, consultants for KNL, a partnership of Urbandale and Richcraft Homes, the company building the Beaver Pond development. AECOM’s report calculated that Kizzell Pond could hold about 12,000 cubic-metres of water, where the IBI Group’s report estimated capacity at around 86,000 cubic metres, with the excess water spilling over onto Goulbourn Forced Road. Watson said the city has created a reserve fund dedicated to purchasing environmentally sensitive land like the Beaver Pond lands, and has so far saved between $4 million and $5 million. Watson said the fund will provide money for the city to purchase sensitive lands when they come up for sale. “I’d love to be able to protect every square inch of green space, but you have to put your money where your mouth is.” With files from Laura Mueller

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Mayor Jim Watson is calling for a planning summit, bringing together developers, planners and community advocates to come up with “principles” of future development that will avoid disputes at the Ontario Municipal Board. “We have to come up with a set of principles we can agree to so people know up front what the potential is for their neighbourhood,” said Watson, speaking at the Kanata North ward council meeting at the Mlacak Centre on Monday, Feb. 27. The meeting attracted more than 50 people, with many of the questions focused on development, particularly the proposal to build a 16-storey highrise on 2 The Parkway in Beaverbrook, where the former Canada Post office is located. During a question period, a Beaverbrook woman asked the mayor if he would lead council in opposing spot rezoning requests from developers that didn’t fit the character of the neighbourhood. “I can’t give you a blanket assurance that I will never vote for a rezoning,” said the mayor. “That’s not going to be honest or realistic.” But the request to build a 16-storey wasn’t going to gain approval from City of Ottawa staff or council, he added. “Clearly that’s not compatible with the surrounding community,” he said. The mayor later said he understood residents’ anger over the proposal. “If someone next door to me wanted to put up a 16-storey highrise I’d be furious,” he said. Developers shouldn’t ask the city for permission to build a 20-storey building when they know they can only get approval to build to a maximum height of 12 storeys, said Watson. Late last year, Watson described the city’s planning process as broken and promised to fix it in 2012. “Our planning process is not working the way we need it to work,” said Watson during a budget speech in November. “Communities are frustrated. Industry is frustrated. Staff are frustrated.” The mayor said the city needs to find middle ground between “carte-blanche” development and an attitude resistant to any change in a community. A planning summit will help the city avoid disputes going to the OMB, he said. Watson pledged to host a planning summit in 2012 – at a date yet to be determined – to kick off the review of the official plan update, set to be completed in 2014. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said she will meet with representatives of the Kanata North Council of Community Associations – a group that formed earlier this year to fight unwanted development in Kanata Lakes, Beaverbrook, Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant – in preparation for the mayor’s planning

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Lansdowne By Jim Watson Recently, the updated designs for the Lansdowne revitalization were revealed in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The assembled group of Councillors, residents and interested observers were treated to a vivid animation of what the new Lansdowne will look like when it is completed. I think the entire city can be very proud of the work that the Lansdowne Design Review Panel, including Councillors Peter Hume and David Chernushenko, has completed. They worked long hours to ensure that the new Lansdowne will become true urban parkland with an appropriate mix of residential and commercial interests to complete the picture. Well known and very talented building and landscape architects have worked long and hard to create a great addition to the city, while giving new life to the historic Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building. The new Lansdowne features three main parts: • A large, urban park; • A lively mixed-use area; and • A re-imagined stadium and Civic Centre The New Lansdowne is all about bringing people together, in big ways and small. There will be one of the most spectacular parks in Canada, something the people of the Glebe and Old Ottawa South will enjoy, alongside residents from across the City and visitors from Canada and the world. There will, of course, be days for football, soccer, hockey and concerts in an innovative recast of the stadium and arena. And there will be shops, boutiques and places to have a meal. The Horticulture Building will be more than the storage shed it is today. But, most of all, the new Lansdowne will be green, not shades of black and grey. There will be four times as many trees and three times as much parkland as exist today. There will be 7 kilometres of sidewalks and pathways and more than a kilometre of benches and seating walls where we can sit and rest our feet. This park − and the whole Lansdowne site − will be a model of best environmental practices as we strive for LEED Neighbourhood Development certification. Lansdowne will be one of only a few developments striving for this new certification in Canada. It will be a place that is oriented to pedestrians, uses green building technologies and a new innovative storm water management system. I am very excited about this plan for our new Lansdowne and believe that it addresses most of the concerns that have been raised about this important city-building project. Lansdowne has been dormant for decades and this plan will see it come back to life as Ottawa’s great meeting space, just like it was when it first opened in the 1800s. To see photos and a video of the proposed site, go www. jimwatsonottawa.ca and click on “The New Lansdowne” banner.

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An International Women’s Day breakast took place March 5 at the Mlacak Centre in Kanata. From left are Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, Grete Hale and Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and vice chancellor of Carleton University. The breakfast recognized the accomplishments of women locally and around the world

Unsafe conditions expected as snow melts RVCA

Forecast temperatures and rain for the next two days will cause the existing snowpack to be reduced and flows in rivers and streams to increase. Water levels resulting from this period of mild, wet weather are not expected to reach flood stage in flood vulnerable communities. Flows in smaller streams and ditches can be expected to increase noticeably through

Thursday. Ice in these watercourses can be expected to break up and be moved downstream. There is the possibility for ice to accumulate at culverts and cause localized high water conditions. On larger waterbodies, the ice sheet will become unstable as it is lifted by the increasing water levels. Cooler temperatures on Friday will cause flows to subside

again. With the increased flow and unstable ice conditions, rivers and streams are dangerous to be near. Everybody needs to be cautious and parents need to warn their children of the risks. The RVCA will continue to monitor weather forecasts and river conditions in the daily planning cycle of its flood forecasting and warning program.

Based on those observations, either watershed conditions, flood watch or flood warning messages will be issued as warranted. Watershed residents wishing to receive RVCA flood messages directly through e-mail can contact Andrea Larsen at andrea.larsen@rvca.ca or check our messages on Twitter or the RVCA webpage at www.rvca.ca .

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EMC Sports - There was no stopping Kiera Neimi on her way to the gold medal at the high school provincial Nordic skiing championships. As Neimi started the race “they yelled something like that I had a yellow card and I didn’t really understand what that means,” she said. “I didn’t think there was such a thing as a yellow card in cross country skiing.” Neimi registered a false start and took a 15-second time penalty. But the Grade 10 Earl of March skier only realized she had a penalty after she finished one of her best races, finishing 43 seconds ahead of the second place junior girls competitor. “I just knew at the end, no matter what, that was an awesome race,” she said. “Maybe if it would have taken away my gold I would have cared more.” She had a second mix-up in the race, when they yelled the wrong split time – telling her the second-place skier, was a lot closer behind than she really was. “I just went and I had a plan,” she said. “There was one really big uphill and that was the place where I just hammered.”

‘I felt like such a celebrity that day. Everyone was coming up to me. People I didn’t know were pointing at me at OFSSA and it was awesome.’

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t’s time to take a step back, and look at the big picture. The national capital region desperately needs an eastern interprovincial bridge. Truck traffic is clogging the downtown core, turning what should be the most pedestrian friendly part of the city into a small sample of Highway 401. Gatineau city council has been eager to embrace the Kettle Island option with

open arms. While the glass is half empty for Ottawa residents who oppose the proximity of the proposed corridor, the benefits are overflowing for Gatineau, something Ottawa seems to overlook. It benefits workers on MontĂŠe Paiement, which would directly connect to the bridge through the Kettle Island crossing, corridor five. The Gatineau Sports Centre opened only a few blocks away from MontĂŠe Paiement

not even two years ago, and would no doubt benefit from the easy access the bridge would provide. But it seems that some residents would rather see the bridge project thrown in the trash permanently if that’s the alternative to having it in their backyard. Yes, it isn’t agreeable to have a bridge close to your residential property. No one is going to be able to argue with that. But at the end of the day, it has to go

somewhere if it’s going to be built. There are Ottawa residents who are currently faced with the demands of the trucking traffic flow who need relief in the form of a bridge – yet other Ottawa residents are quick to reject a proposal for infrastructure development in the region. Infrastructure development comes hand in hand with living in an urban area, it’s an undeniable thing with time, just as hair grays, and

wrinkles form with age. There are better development options than others, and ways to reduce the impact on residents, but the outright rejection of a bridge for the ‘not in my back yard attitude’ will ultimately stunt the city’s growth. There’s also a courtesy that isn’t being extended very well to our Quebecois neighbours to factor in what is ultimately a slam dunk of a decision for them. It’s time to be productive

and get on with it. It’s time to embrace making the corridors the least impactful on affected residents, and stop saying, “anywhere but here.� Because in the future, sporting events, conferences, businesses and people will look at the national capital region – which should be a unique fusion of Ontario and Quebec that offers the best of all things Canadian at once – and start saying the same thing. Anywhere but there.

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y five-year-old came home from school the other day, dutifully put away his snow gear and sat down at the dining table. “I’m hungry, Mom,� he said. “What would you like to eat?� “Something wet, please.� Excuse me? I couldn’t help but laugh. I expected him to say “a piece of cheese,� or “apple slices,� or “a granola bar.� But something wet? His response made me realize that we spent a lot of time thinking about food at our house. As my 16-year-old babysitter noted the other day, “I’ve never seen someone consider food as much as you do.� She wasn’t implying that we are obsessed with nutrition. Of course, like many parents of young children (and most 30-something women mid-metabolic-slump), I frequently contemplate the health benefits of food. But we also think of food in another way at our house. I’m not a “foodie� by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I only taught myself to cook a handful of years ago, starting with baby food purees. But I have a tendency toward boredom, I’m generally on a budget and I have an aversion to processed foods. All of this means I prepare most food from scratch at home. And I like to talk about food; in fact, I like to talk about it a lot. Not in the gourmet sense, but in the meal-planning sense. We generally have a cooked breakfast on weekdays. As we sit down to eat together as

a family, it’s not uncommon for me to ask the children what they would like to eat for dinner that night. We think about flavours and different vegetables. I talk about how I may cook them, or flip through one of my cookbooks for ideas, showing the boys pictures. I often clip recipes out of the morning newspaper and read them aloud. In the afternoon, following homework and playtime and music practice, my five-yearold often wields a small chopping knife for salad or stir-fry, eating one veggie for every one that makes it into the bowl. My older son spends many minutes setting the table, sometimes wrapping knives and forks in napkins, as he’s seen them do in restaurants, or seeking out special placemats. They take turns making vinaigrettes or other condiments. And while we do talk about the nutritional benefits of various foods, we also take the time to talk about flavours and cultures. Sometimes we buy foods they’ve seen their in friends’ lunchboxes. This leads to discussions about their friends and what they did at school. I encourage the children to employ formal table manners, using a knife and fork, placing napkins in their laps, elbows off the table, and chewing slowly with their mouths closed. Until recently, I’ve taken these meal times for granted as a normal family experience. But as I talk to friends and neighbours, I realize that our consideration of food and the fact that we sit at the table for, on average, fourteen meals each week as a family, is a rare blessing, given the pressures of modern life. Of course, sometimes we forget our manners, and usually once a week we eat takeout pizza with our hands in front of the television. But as our lives get ever busier, I will do my best to protect the family meal fiercely. Because, as my son’s request for “something wet� demonstrates, there’s so much more to food than just eating.

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EMC News – Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley will lead the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival as honourary chairman this year. The Youth Services Bureau is the top charity that will benefit from the festival’s fundraising efforts this year, and a cause close to Hubley’s heart. “Where I am looking for ways to make an impact to help especially the youth in our community, this is a perfect match,” Hubley said. The councillor has a very personal tie to the YSB: he supports the agency because it works to help young people affected by mental health issues, like his son Jamie, who took his own life on Oct. 14, 2011 after a struggle with bullying and depression. Hubley said he jumped at the chance to lead the fundraising effort as honourary chair because the dragon boat festival is the largest charity festival in the city. Hubley’s goal will be to help the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Foundation reach an ambitious new fundraising goal of $500,000, up from a goal of $350,000 last year. The charity exceeded that mark to hit a grand total of $2.48 million donated to 28 local charities since the foundation was established in 2003. Reaching half a million dollars is a goal the councillor thinks is achievable.

“It’s a significant climb up, but we believe it’s achievable and we’re all going to get involved to make that happen,” Hubley said. Although he has never stepped foot in a dragon boat, Hubley said he is looking forward to gathering fellow councillors to hit the water for a test run when the weather gets warmer. “My council colleagues were already saying that I get to be the guy that bangs the drum on the boat, so we’ll have some fun with that,” Hubley joked. The dragon boat festival began in 1993 and has had a charitable component since 1998. The three-day event is the largest dragon boat festival in North America, with 190 teams competing each year. New this year, the festival will add a few events, including a new Friday night opening ceremony, new Parade of Champions, an additional day of racing and new Friday and Saturday late night headline events. The festival already features entertainment, extreme sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, main tent beer garden, a new beach side bar, a children’s area and of course, boat racing. For more information, visit www.dragonboat.net, www. facebook.com/ottawadragon boat, www.twitter.com/ ottdragonboat.

said, came as a shock to the organization. “We did receive today official notification that the festival will moved,” Wolfe said in an interview on March 5. “It was a surprise to us when we heard, but we expect our relationship with the festival will continue and there will be one million tulips to exhibit in all NCC parks.” Luxton said he does not feel this move will be a bad thing. He believes this will allow the festival to grow into an event that could animate the entire city. “Much like the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, where there are activities and pageantry everywhere in the city, we are hoping our festival can emulate that,” he said. Following initial talks with business improvement areas around the city’s downtown

core, Luxton said the Chinatown BIA, the ByWard Market and Sparks Street BIA are all keen to participate in festival’s new direction. “I think this is good for the festival and good for the city,” he said. Tulips have been donated to Canada by the Dutch royal family since 1945, as a way of saying thank you for hosting Dutch Princess Juliana and her daughters in exile during the occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World War and for Canada’s role in the liberation of their country. Each year the Netherlands send 20,000 bulbs. This year’s festival will take place from May 4 to 20 and will continue to host music, dance and culinary events. A full list of programming, Luxton said, would be released at the end of March.

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EMC News - Rising costs at National Capital Commission parks have forced the organizers of the 60th annual Canadian Tulip Festival to move programming away from Major’s Hill Park and Commissioner’s Park. One million tulips will decorate the two National Capital Commission parks, but all programming and events associated with the tulip festival will now be scattered around the city, the organization announced on March 5. Tulip festival chairman David Luxton said the move is the result of rising cost associated with staging the events on NCC parkland. “Costs have been escalating quite dramatically and eat up the cash budget of the festival,” Luxton said. “The festival tries to put all the

money (in the budget) into programming.” The increases are tied to the fees the NCC charges for park clean up. Last year the festival cost $44,000 to clean up – $9,000 more than the festival had originally budgeted for. “The main issues are we never know what the costs will be,” Luxton said. “It is a tough way to run any business and the costs have been going up every year.” While it is exempt from having to pay rent on the park land itself, according to NCC spokesperson Jean Wolfe, the festival does need to pay for the parkland to be tidied up after the 17-day event. Factors for the cost of clean up, Wolfe said are determined by the duration of the festival, the size of its footprint and weather conditions. News of the move, Wolfe

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Poster contest educates teens about abusive relationships WOCRC volunteers talk to teens Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s peer support program is once again running a poster contest open to high school students in the community to raise awareness of unhealthy teenage relationships. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 20 per cent of teenagers, grades 7 to 12, have experienced some form of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual) from their partner. The need to educate this age group on signs of abusive relationships and the resources available to them is of paramount importance. Abusive relationships can lead to adverse life-long effects. The intent of the poster contest is to educate teenagers on what they would want their friends and family to know about abusive teenager relationships through the expression of art work using an eight and a half by 11 inches poster format. In addition, peer support volunteers from the WOCRC

are also visiting high school classes to further educate the students on this topic. Last year’s contest was a huge success with numerous posters depicting the theme of

“Working on the poster contest made me think about the effects of dating violence. I came to realize that many people are affected by dating violence but chose not to talk about it to others.� HAILEY KEHLER

abusive teenage relationships. The 2011 winner, Hailey Kehler, a Grade 11 student at Sacred Heart Catholic High School, won the grand prize of an iPod touch. Her winning poster is being used for this year’s poster contest advertisements. “Working on the poster contest made me think about the effects of dating violence. I came to realize that many people are affected by dating violence but chose not to talk about it to others; it’s either internalized or the person will

attempt to ‘forget about it’. “The point of the poster was to encourage young adults to speak out about the violence they are experiencing in their relationships to anyone they can trust be it a friend, colleague, teacher, parents or resource worker,� she said. “In my poster I included the acronym ‘H.E.L.P’, which stands for Healthy, Equal, Loving, Partners. The acronym insinuates that all relationships are to be equal between male and female partners. “We all need to be part of the solution to end dating violence; males and females,� said Kehler. I strongly suggest that you get involved with this contest because personally, it helped me come to realize some situations that I didn’t know happened within my community. Making this poster was a great learning experience for me as I have now gained the knowledge to help my peers and myself avoid unhealthy relationships.� The WOCRC hopes for another successful year and to increase student awareness when it comes to abusive relationships. This year the contest ends April 23. For any further questions, to submit your poster or to schedule a class presentation, please contact us at: wocrcpostercontest@gmail.com.

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EMC news - The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, (RVCA) have joined forces to host a giant rain barrel sale this spring, in an effort to support their charitable work while protecting the area’s precious water resources. Residents are invited to order the refurbished rain barrels, usually made from old vegetable shipping containers, online for $55. The barrels will be delivered to a pick up spot near the Guide Dogs headquarters on Rideau Valley Drive on April 14. The two charities will split the revenues from the sale, of which they receive $10 for every barrel sold. The Guide Dogs charity hosted its first sale last spring, and this year invited its neighbour, the conservation authority, to join. “They were looking into holding a rain barrel sale themselves, and they realized the company four doors down was already holding one. So rather than compete we decided to join forces and share the revenue,” said Guide Dogs communications officer Chad O’Halloran. Charles Billington, executive director of the conservation authority, said the program is “a perfect fit” for the

RVCA because rain barrels, especially refurbished ones, are so beneficial for the environment. First, rain barrels limit the amount of rain water run-off into storm sewers and nearby waterways, which carry all sorts of contaminants like dog feces, vehicle drippings and

pesticides. As the rain barrel traps the rain water, it also reduces erosion from run-off. It also provides ready-to-use, good quality rain for watering the garden throughout the summer. “It’s what the plants want. It comes down from the clouds and has the good nitrogen and

stuff the plants need in it, but not the additives that we need in it for drinking water (like fluoride and chlorine),” Billington said. “It’s totally, totally environmentally friendly. It just makes me smile all day long,” he laughed. In light of the city’s recent water rate hikes, which will

increase water prices by six per cent in 2012, seven per cent in 2013 and 2014 and no less than five per cent ever year after that until 2021, rain barrels can provide a cheaper method of keeping gardens green and cars clean. “It provides a source of good quality water for your

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Juanita Snelgrove to be honoured with park naming City of Ottawa

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Upon her move to the area, she became active in local agriculture, including exhibiting at the Carp Fair, while raising her three children. As a long-time member of the Anglican Parish of March, she has served as a member of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) and been an active supporter of many charities such as Centre 454, which provides assistance to the homeless. Her volunteer work includes involvement with the Canadian Institute for the Blind, Canadian Cancer Society, the Dunrobin Women’s Institute and the former City of Kanata. She is perhaps best known for her work with the March Historical Society and Pinhey’s Point Foundation. She is a well-known speaker on the Pinhey family and is famous for dressing in period

costume during visits to local elementary schools and during events at Pinhey’s Point. “Juanita has dedicated her life to improving our community and preserving its heritage,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “With this naming, Juanita will be remembered and continue to be a role model for generations to come,” said Wilkinson. In recognition of her accomplishments, she has been awarded the Senior Volunteer Service Award from the Government of Ontario (1996) and the Kanata Volunteer Award (1993 and 2001). This commemorative park naming was originally approved by the council of the former City of Kanata on Dec. 18, 2000, however the decision was never implemented. Since that time, the relevant park has become known as ‘Sandhill Park’. Mayor Watson and Coun. Wilkinson will officially honour Juanita Snelgrove at a ceremony later this year.

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EMC News – The City of Ottawa is announcing the recognition of resident Juanita Snelgrove through the naming of a Kanata park in her honour. “On behalf of the City of Ottawa, it brings me great pleasure to announce the creation of Juanita Snelgrove Park,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “Juanita’s commitment to her community is well-known in Kanata and West Carleton - this tribute is our thank you for a lifetime of service.” Juanita Snelgrove, 95, is a descendant of the historic Pinhey family and a long-time community volunteer and resident of Carp and Dunrobin. Born in England, Juanita immigrated to Canada in 1920, crossing the Atlantic Ocean by ship and first settling near Montreal. She graduated from McGill University in 1939, at a time when very few women pursued post-secondary education, before moving to a

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Living in a ‘divided household’ My sister Audrey said we had a divided household. She tried to explain it to me, but I wasn’t old enough to grasp the full meaning. I knew it had something to do with voting and something to do with religion. But in my young and impressionable mind, I thought if you had a divided household, it could also mean there would be some sort of partition cutting the old log house in half. Audrey ran out of patience trying to explain it all to me, but she did say it had nothing to do with slicing our house in two. One year I got a firmer picture in my mind when Lent came around. Mother, who had been a Catholic all her life, but went to the Lutheran Church when she moved out to Northcote, still liked to stick to some of the rituals of the Catholic Church. Of course, Father was not at all pleased with Mother making even a slight reference to “that other church,” as he called it. Mother would never eat meat on Friday. Father thought that was sheer nonsense. He liked his meat three times a day and it didn’t matter what day of the week it was. So Mother cooked the usual big supper on Fridays, but never put as much as a scrap of it on her own plate. She often scrambled eggs instead, which Father thought should only be put on your plate at breakfast and then with a heaped serving of fried salt pork beside it. Well, Mother thought it

MARY COOK Mary Cook’s Memories would be a good year for all of us to give up meat on Fridays during Lent. How to get Father to agree was the issue. Father loved his food. Although he was as thin as a willow, he could, as Mother often said, “eat any man twice his size under the table.” No, Mother was going to have her work cut out for her if she thought she was going to get Father to give up meat during Lent. She had already talked me and my sister Audrey into giving up something for the entire duration of Lent, which to me was taking this idea too far. Audrey gave up butter. I loved butter and it would take more than a holy day to make me give it up for a few weeks. So I decided I would give up humbugs. I hated humbugs with a passion. Mr. Briscoe, who had no idea I disliked the little odd-shaped striped candies, always pressed one or two into my hand when we finished our shopping. Good manners drilled into us by the time we were walking prevented me from doing anything but thanking him with all the enthusiasm I could muster. But as soon as I got outside, I would chuck them into a potted plant, or take them home to feed to my pet

calf, which seemed to thrive on them. That first Friday in Lent, when we came home from the Northcote School, Mother was already busy at getting supper. I knew something was in the air, when I couldn’t smell roasting chicken, sausages, or beef cooking. The big fry pan was sitting on the reservoir, but there was no meat in it. Pots were boiling and sticky buns were on the bake table. But there was no meat in sight. On the way home from school, my sister Audrey said don’t be surprised if there was trouble at supper that night. She wouldn’t elaborate and my stomach was in knots by the time I came downstairs from changing out of my school clothes. Mother was bustling between the Findlay Oval and the table when Father and the brothers came in from doing the evening chores. They took turns washing up at the bench near the back door, and Father walked over and took his place at the head of the table. Mother moved the big fry pan to the front lid of the stove, slapped in a slab of butter, and reached up into the warming closet and took out a platter of herring. It came

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EMC News - A proposed policy outlining the city’s involvement in situating cell-phone towers and antennas didn’t pass muster at the city’s agriculture and rural affairs committee last week. The city doesn’t have any authority over where the towers will be placed – that’s the responsibility of Industry Canada, a federal agency. But the city can put together a protocol for how it will advise Industry Canada on proposed towers and that policy is something two city committees considered last week. The planning committee found little fault with the strategy, which provides a mechanism for residents and the city to provide comments to Industry Canada. But later in the week, on March 1, rural councillors brought up issues that would affect their wards. The agriculture and rural affairs committee directed the city’s top planner to go back and make some changes to the protocol that would make it easier for amateur radio enthusiasts to continue to put up small antennas to be used for HAM radios. The draft city policy would have exempted antennas of less than 15 metres in height, as long as they are installed at the back of homes. But that leaves little room for the antennas many radio operators install in their homes, often in rural areas, said members of the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. Glenn MacDonnell, president of the club, pointed out

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EMC News - The city plans to move the proposed Rideau light-trail station east into the ByWard Market and away from the National Arts Centre. The re-alignment, which was revealed in a report scheduled to go to the city’s finance and economic development committee on March 6, will provide better transit service, according to a city report. “Moving the station eastward on Rideau Street will … give access to the ByWard Market, reduce the depth of

the station, and increase the station catchment area. It will also provide a better transit solution by balancing the ridership at the station entrances and by providing entrances closer to transit riders’ origins and destinations,” the report states. The underground Rideau Station platform was supposed to be situated west of Sussex Drive under the Rideau Canal and two large sewer pipes under the canal, which would have made the station and tunnel much deeper – and more expensive. Further analysis revealed

that few passengers would use the station’s west entrance at the NAC, the city report states. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said he sees the change in a positive light. While the realignment might not be ideal from the perspective of the NAC, it makes more sense financially and practically when it comes to making the station accessible to those using the system. “I am very favourable for the new re-alignment,” Fleury said. “In my view it connects a little better the Rideau Centre, Lowertown and Sandy Hill – my residents, but also the nodes of employment, entertainment and festivals.” Adjusting the station location dovetails with the reconstruction and makeover of Rideau Street that will get underway this summer and the upcoming expansion of the Rideau Centre, Fleury said. Fleury doesn’t buy the argument that the NAC and city hall on the other side of the Rideau Canal will be too far away from the station. Since the station will connect with the Rideau Centre, it is still only a short walk from landmarks west of the canal to the Rideau Centre, Fleury said. The city must think of the project from a functional perspective to ensure it serves people’s travel needs – not from a national capital-building perspective, Fleury said. A representative from the NAC did not return calls for comment before this newspaper’s deadline.

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EMC News – As a trial run of the new Presto smart-card payment technology gets underway on OC Transpo buses, the new transit boss says he needs to take a close look at the program. John Manconi was named as general manager of the transit service on Feb. 22, and a week later he told the transit commission that he is putting a magnifying glass on all of OC Transpo’s current projects. One of the initiatives that is getting a close look is the Presto program, which is set to launch this spring. Fourteen of the card readers were put on buses on Feb. 28 to begin testing the system, which was set to begin rolling out this spring and be operational by summer.

That timetable is OK for now, Manconi said, adding that it’s too early to say if he will change anything. “The project is on track. Having said that, it’s a very significant project,” Manconi told transit commissioners on Feb. 29. “It’s an equipment project, a training project for drivers, it’s a maintenance project for the maintainers of the equipment, it’s a customer-changing project,” Manconi said. All of those different aspects lead to a lot of different risks, Manconi said, so he and the deputy city manager now in charge of transit, Steve Kanellakos, will be doing a “deep dive” to understand the issues and timetable. He asked for patience and time to learn about the project so he can “manage expectations” of OC Transpo custom-

ers. Manconi was set to head to Toronto on March 1 to learn more about the smart cards, which are already being used by GO Transit and in parts of the GTA. The cards will work a couple of ways. They can hold a cash balance like a gift card that can be used to pay for individual trips, or users can pay one fee for unlimited monthly or annual rides. OC Transpo expects the cards, which are simply tapped on a card reader on the bus or O-Train, will speed up boarding and make it easier for people to buy passes – cutting down on administrative costs for OC Transpo. Advertising for the Presto card was supposed to begin last fall, according to last year’s OC Transpo business

plan. Another project that is under Manconi’s microscope is the planned $14-million renovation to OC Transpo headquarters at 1500 St. Laurent Blvd. The project was expected to begin this summer, but transit commission chair Coun. Diane Deans asked for a review of the expense. Manconi said that work will only be done if it’s necessary. The renovation is set to upgrade electrical and mechanical systems and other work on both the garage and the offices. “The issue here is we just took out $20 million worth of service and before we look at things that are nice to have, we must look at things that we must have, so service is the focus,” Manconi said.

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for teenagers and even some adults,” Mills said. Without getting into too much detail, he some works feature in depth themes of murder and death. Mills describes the exhibit as being both “therapeutic and intense,” showing that everybody has an experience in their life that’s very overwhelming and changes you. “The idea is that through art or through expression, you create something beautiful or something to share with oth-

ers,” he said. “You can feel the generosity of it because of what they’re sharing.” From March 3 to 10, the gallery will also showcase work as part of Celebrate HER 2012, a multi-venue, week-long arts fundraising and awareness campaign that benefits the Sexual Assault Support Centre and local artists in the Ottawa area. For more information or to contact Mills, visit the website at patrickjohnmills.com.

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Whales Tohora exhibit surfaces at Museum of Nature Michelle Nash

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EMC News - Just in time for March break, the muchtravelled Whales Tohora exhibit has arrived at the Canadian Museum of Nature. On March 2, the museum opened the new exhibit, the latest stop in a Museum of New Zealand Te Pepa Tongarewa worldwide tour that began in 2007. This is the second time the exhibit has stopped in Canada, after appearing last year that the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. “As a national research and educational institution, the Canadian Museum of Nature is delighted to offer this rare opportunity to gain new insights about whales through the collections of a leading international museum,” said Meg Beckel, the museum’s chief executive. “We will continue to give Canadians the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by the natural world by presenting respected exhibitions and programs such as Whales Tohora.” The exhibit features a num-

ber of interactive attractions that invite visitors to touch, read and explore the world of whales. But it’s the enormous 17.8-metre long, fully articulated male sperm whale skeleton hung from the ceiling that allows museum-goers to truly appreciate these massive mammals. “We have all seen the movie whales: the Moby Dicks and the Free Willys,” said Stephen Cumbaa, a research scientist at the museum. “Whales are a part of the culture and this is a great opportunity for us to see them and understand them.” Cumbaa noted the teeth of the sperm whale are actually larger than that of a tyrannosaurus. The skeleton was collected in 2003, donated by the Maori, New Zealand’s indigenous people. The large exhibition is full of fun for all ages and has multiple ways to explore, including crawling through a life-size heart of a blue whale, the largest creature on the planet. The New Zealand exhibit rolled into Ottawa on a convoy of tractor trailers, with

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Steve Cumbaa, research scientist, shows off Whales Tohora: The Exhibition, a touring exhibition from New Zealand’s national museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Pepa Tongarewa. Behind him is a 17.8 metre fully articulated male sperm whale skeleton, weighing 2,200 kilograms. The exhibition runs from March 2 to Sept. 3. It is an additional $6 above the general admission fees to the museum. lead installer, Michael Slater at the helm. Slater has been on the road with this exhibition from the start and works with different crews in each city to build the exhibit. “Every time we do it is inspiring to see, really, it never

ceases to amaze me,” Slater said. For example, the installation of the sperm whale skull became interesting, said senior exhibition designer Jonathan Ferrabee, when the team realized it would not fit into

the freight elevator. “We had to pull it up through the centre (atrium) of the museum,” Ferrabee said. Pulling out the heritage railing and hosting the skull by the beams, the crew managed to raise the skull to the

Church offers speakers corner series of lectures in March Trinity Presbyterian Church

The Trinity Presbyterian Church is offering an opportunity for people from the community to hear a variety of speakers share some exciting perspectives on their particular topic of interest. Complete with some great visuals, four very distinct topics will be presented by four different people, either practicing or knowledgeable in their field. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following each presentation at Trinity Pres-

byterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., in Kanata. • Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., will feature Brad Hall, the Secretary-General of the Canadian Agency for The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The War Graves Commission marks and maintains the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who died in the two world wars. Come out to hear Brad’s first-hand experience in this important work. • Tuesday, March 27 at

7:30 p.m., Logan Seaman, will speak about his recent trip to Antarctica. He will be showing incredible slides of his trip to Antarctica with Students on Ice. His trip was focused on the unique biology and geology of the region and he will speak about the excitement of making it through the precarious Drake Passage, considered to be perhaps the most dangerous water passage in the world. • Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., Martin Kronberg will

lead a discussion on the topic: Genesis 1 in the 21st Century: an examination of the convergence of science and scripture in the modern age. Plans for the fourth topic are still in the works. Watch for updates on this series. Information will also

fourth floor and assemble the giant skeleton over a period of a week and a half. The exhibition runs from March 2 until Sept. 3. Entry into the Whales Tohora is an additional $6 above the museum’s general admission fee.

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EMC News - Toronto-area MP Olivia Chow visited Ottawa city hall on Feb. 29 to convince city council to support her national transit strategy. The New Democratic member of Parliament for TrinitySpadina has introduced a bill to create a Canada-wide strategy for public transit and provide funding to go along with it. Her idea is to dedicate one

cent of the 10-cent per litre gas tax to transit. Right now, the federal government gives five cents per litre to the provinces, which can then distribute the money to municipalities based on how many people live in each city. There are restrictions on what municipalities can do with that money, but Chow’s plan would require the provinces to ensure that one cent from each litre of gas sold would be put directly into

Condors versus Blazers in friendly game with new honouray coach Thank you to the Capital City Condors who welcomed me behind their bench, as an honouray coach during the Condors Challenge last Saturday. The match was a friendly game versus the Kanata Blazers at the Bell Sensplex and the most touching part was to see the Blazers hold their sticks high as the Condors skated under off the ice. The Condors are a special needs hockey team that features youth starting from age six who are ineligible to play on any other hockey team in the City of Ottawa due to a disability. The team is now in its fourth year and was started by Jim Perkins, who was named the Citizen of the Year at the Kanata Chamber of Commerce awards last week, for his hard work and dedication to the team. I want to thank the Kanata Minor Hockey Association, the Kanata Food Cupboard, the Condors and all of the volunteers involved in this game for making it a huge success. For more information on this outstanding Kanata organization visit: http://capitalcitycondors.org/

transit initiatives. It’s incumbent on the federal government to do something to help cities, Chow said. Because their ability to generate revenue is largely limited to property taxation, municipalities only generate about 10 per cent of the taxes collected by all levels of government, she said. But cities and towns are picking up more than half the bill to replace the country’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges and sewer and water systems – up from around 30 per cent in the 1960s. “Cities are picking up the tab,� Chow said. In the 1980s, the amount of outstanding infrastructure work that needed to be done across Canada amounted to

$12 billion. Now, that figure has ballooned to $133 billion, she said. That constrains municipalities from putting money into their other responsibilities, including transit, Chow said. Her gas-tax idea would generate around $400 million each year, costing the average driver around $16 per year. “That doesn’t amount to much. People can handle that,� Chow said. Chow made her presentation at the Feb. 29 meeting of the transit commission, which lent its support to the plan. “This is an issue that all levels of government need to be engaged in,� said Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, chairwoman of the transit commission.

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I want to thank the more than 70 community members who attended my ďŹ rst-ever Meet and Greet Breakfast last Saturday. The event raised more than $500 for the Kanata Food Cupboard; I want to thank everyone for supporting this vital resource in our community.

Chamber awards Congratulations to the all the winners of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce People’s Choice Awards that were handed out on Feb. 23. It was a sold out event at the Brookstreet and I want to thank the staff for such a well organized event. A number of Kanata South businesses were honoured at the event including: Kanata Food Cupboard for Community Support/NonProďŹ t Organization of the Year, Grace In The Kitchen/ Serious Cheese for New Business of the Year, The SPA Day Retreat for Health and Wellness Business of the Year and The WORKS was named Restaurant of the Year in Kanata, Congratulations! Thank you for proudly serving our community.

DIFD Pizza Fundraiser The ďŹ nal tally is now in for the Do It For Daron Pizza fundraiser that Councillor Maria McRae and I co-hosted on Feb. 22; more than $4,500 was raised for the DIFD Foundation. I would like to thank Gabriel Pizza for donating all of the pizza for the event and everyone who volunteered to help increase awareness about mental health issues.

Working for Kanata South It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my ofďŹ ce with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-5802752, or by email:Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www. councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23. lll#XdjcX^aadgVaaVc]jWaZn#XV

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Climb a mountain, help fulfill a child’s dream Michelle Nash

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EMC Community - A trek up Mount Everest this spring by a group of charity-driven climbers will help to send more than 100 children on a trip to their own magic mountain. Shawn Dawson lives to climb mountains – last year alone, he ascended to a peak on each continent. But climbing is only half the battle: Dawson tackled each of the seven mountains for seven different charities and in the process raised more than $250,000. This year, his team of 14 climbers to will tackle the worlds tallest mountain, Mount Everest, from April 22 to May 10 and two of the team’s climbers will help raise $10,000 for Dreams Take Flight, a charity which takes underprivileged and disabled children to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. “I don’t have children of my own, but for me it is important to help give as many children the chance to go to Disney as possible,” said Katie Martin, one of the climbers volunteering to make the ascent of Everest on behalf of Dream Take Flight. Dream Mountains is a nonprofit organization Dawson started to help raise money for charities which focus on

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Shawn Dawson, pictured here on top of Mount Everest, has raised more than $250,000 for local children’s charities in Ottawa, one mountain climb at a time. His next trip, will take 14 charity-driven climbers to Mount Everest base camp from April 22 to May 10. education and opportunity. The other climbers headed for Everest will be climbing for other local charities. “(The foundation) gives children the opportunity and understanding that there is a life out there they can dream

for,” Dawson said. At one time the foundation was just an idea in Dawson’s head, something that evolved into his way to support local charities. Basing the fundraising goals on climbing mountains

was Dawson’s way to realize some of his own dreams while helping children at the same time. “Everything is so fast, children are growing up so fast, it seems like they don’t get the chance to stop and have fun,”

he said. Dawson’s passion for these charities and enthusiasm to get people off the couch is what motivated Martin to join the team. “He was very persuasive,” Martin said. “He convinced

me that it would be a oncein-a-lifetime experience that I would not want to miss.” And all persuasion aside, Martin said it was the pride and compassion in Dawson’s voice when he told her about the Dreams Take Flight trip he participated in last September. “He sounded so happy and proud to be apart of that day, it made me realize I had to participate,” she said. Martin admits she is afraid of heights and is concerned about the altitude, but keeping her mind on the children is helping to drive her to her goal. “It is going to be hard, I know that, but it is for such a good cause and that is the important part.”. Although Dawson’s team has already been assembled, there are still many ways residents can participate in the campaign. From donating online to signing up to help volunteer for fundraising events, Dawson said every little bit helps. For more information about the foundation, Dream Mountains or to donate to a team member, please visit the website at www.dreammountains.com. For more information on the charity Dreams Take Flight, please visit their website at yow.dreams takeflight.ca.

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Public Meeting on Environmental Issues March 26

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Valérie Goneau, left, pictured here in 2010 with her brother Éric Goneau, was the inspiration for Valérie’s Flutter Foundation. The foundation is holding an event on March 23 to raise more money for rare cancer research.

PUBLIC MEETING ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES MARCH 26 There has been a great deal of interest and concern about a number of environmental issues in Kanata North, including drainage into the Beaver Pond, the Kizell wetlands, endangered species, protection of the South March Highlands and the impact of development in that area. The City of Ottawa has undertaken a number of studies on these issues and will be presenting information and asking for your feedback at a public meeting being held on Monday, March 26th from 6 to 9 pm (presentation and feedback at 7:30 pm) in the Mlacak Centre. There are three items on the agenda: 1. The results of the Shirley’s and Watts Creek Storm Water study, completed by AECOM in October, 2011, which showed higher water levels in the Kizell and Beaver Pond areas and information on the additional technical work to be undertaken to address the existing capacity issues and how to deal with any additional drainage requirements. 2. The interim report on the Blanding’s Turtle Management Plan that the City was required to undertake as a result of the construction of Terry Fox Drive and information on a conservation plan for the Blanding’s turtles in the South March Highlands. 3. An update on completion of the South March Highlands Conservation Forest Management Plan for City owned lands. Many community members have expressed concern over these items and this will be your opportunity to let City staff and the City’s consultants know about your concerns and your recommendations on how to deal with these issues. I know that many would like this to end up cancelling the KNL subdivision. Since it has Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approval, the City cannot legally cancel the subdivision approval. However, the development (other than tree removal) cannot proceed until, and unless, the drainage issues are resolved in a manner that would permit the development to occur without causing problems. As this meeting will replace the March Ward Council meeting, the next Ward Council will be on April 23rd.

GOULBOURN FORCED ROAD (GFR) Work to complete the construction of the GFR will recommence later in March, with an October completion date. The remaining works include construction of a roundabout at the Badgely intersection, installation of a sidewalk and retaining wall along the east side of the GFR, near the Keyrock intersection and landscaping along both sides of the roadway. Although this work may result in some inconvenience due to lane reductions, noise, dust and vibration, the end result will be a much improved roadway.

SKATEBOARD PARK DESIGN Work has now begun on construction of the recreation complex on Innovation Drive, with piles currently being driven into the clay as support for the building. A final design component, for the skateboard park, remains. Newline Skateparks Inc. has been contracted to prepare the design and they will be holding a number of consultations with the community before coming up with the final concept design in June. Plan to attend an interactive design workshop proposed for late April, the presentation of the preliminary concept design in late May and the meeting to present the proposed concept in June. The exact dates, times and locations will be on my website once they are confirmed. In the meantime, skateboard enthusiasts can think about what they’d like to see constructed, and then come to the meetings to share their ideas. The intention is to engage both youth and adult skateboarders before summer, so that construction documents and tendering can proceed for a spring 2013 construction.

PFLAG PFLAG Canada has formed a new chapter in Stittsville. PFLAG supports, educates and provides resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns about gender identity and sexual orientation. Monthly meetings are starting on Tues. March 27th at 7 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2 Mulkins Street. For more information contact Jen Kelly at 613-859-0100. 0308.R0011305781 http://www.mariannewildinson.com

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EMC Community – An upcoming gala at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum will help to raise money and awareness to combat rare forms of cancer. Orleans resident Valérie Goneau was only 20 when she died from chondroblastic osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Her aunt Anne Coulombe, the general manager of Valérie’s Flutter Foundation, said the non-profit organization was founded in the wake of her niece’s death and was inspired by Valérie herself and the strength her family showed during the ordeal. The foundation, Coulombe said, ultimately became a positive distraction for Valérie while she was undergoing cancer treatment. “(The foundation) was a tool that took her mind off of the pain and made her focus on something positive,” she said. The foundation’s Build Your Own Wine Cellar event at the museum, taking place on March 23, offers attendees a chance to win a wine cellar and while helping to raise funds for research into rare forms of cancer. It will be the second big event the foundation has hosted in the past five months. “We wanted a second event to help raise funds, but the major part of this evening will be about awareness, as a foundation we have to spread the word,” said Coulombe. The purpose of the foundation is to educate the community about all cancers, from common types to rare ones like Valérie’s. The wine and cheese event starts at 8:00 p.m., and tickets are $35 per person. People attending are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favourite wine to participate in a raffle contest. The evening will give people a chance to learn more about rare cancers and cancer research with an informative slide show. It was only last October, four months after Valérie died, that the foundation held their first gala, which Coulombe said the foundation will make an annual event. “People thought it would be a memorial event and we tried to stay away from that and in the end, the evening was uplifting, mind you there were a few tear-jerking moments,” she said. That event raised $31,750 and Coulombe said they are hoping for the same success this time. All the money raised goes directly to research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. For more information on the foundation or how to purchase tickets for the gala, visit www. valeriesflutter.com.


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type on the market. There are other factors that come into play when selecting a shed. * Appearance and design: Although the function of a shed is to store items out of sight, the shed itself will be in full view in a yard. Therefore, plenty of homeowners prefer something that has just as much aesthetic appeal as it does storage capacity. An unsightly shed can affect the overall appearance of a property, or even hurt the sale price for homeowners thinking about putting the home on the market. It’s important to select a shed in a price range that also complements the style of he home so it coordinates with other features. Some people choose to have a custom-built shed that can replicate the architectural style of the home and even features the same siding and finishing materials.

more affordable options are metal or plywood and particle board. However, these materials can be easily compromised by rain and snow. The most maintenance-free materials are vinyl or molded PVC-type plastics. However, these may look like cookie-cutout units and may not have as much visual appeal. Cedar and wood are popular siding choices but won’t be maintenance-free. They need upkeep and also tend to be more expensive. But the cost may pay for itself in durability as well as an attractive appearance. * Minor enhancements: Touches like decorative architectural features, window boxes, shutters, or even simply planting shrubs and annuals around the shed can make it an integral part of the landscape instead of simply an eyesore. Double doors will ensure large pieces of equipment can fit inside the shed. The addition of a pressure-treated ramp at the entryway provides easy access to the shed as well. Storage sheds can provide much-needed space for homeowners. Certain features as well as cost need to be factored into the decision before purchase. Homeowners should compare chain home improvement stores as well as private retailers to find a shed that is the best fit.

* Size: Sheds come in a variety of sizes, from compact locker-sized sheds to large buildings that may even double as a garden room, pool room or kids’ playhouse. Homeowners should keep in mind that the size of the shed may have to meet local municipality rules for additions or structural changes to a property. A larger shed may require a permanent flooring material, such as concrete, and may be subject to permit applications and inspections, whereas a smaller shed may not have such stringent requirements. Furthermore, certain towns actually may restrict the size and placement of a shed if it interferes with traffic visibility or impacts a neighbor in a negative way. * Siding materials: Sheds are constructed of various exterior materials. Some of the

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Nowadays, homeowners looking to sell their homes know it’s not as easy to do so as it might have been a few years ago. A struggling economy has made it difficult for many homeowners to sell their homes for a price they’re comfortable with.

trying to sell a two bedroom home in a neighborhood filled with three bedroom homes might notice their home’s value is not as high as that of surrounding homes, regardless of the neighborhood or how similar the home’s exterior is to surrounding homes.

But the sagging economy is not the only thing can make it difficult to sell a home. In fact, a host of other things, some obvious but some not so obvious, can hurt a home’s value as well.

* Age: Older homes might have character and a sense of nostalgia, but appraisers take age into consideration when determining a home’s value. And buyers tend to lean toward newer homes for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the feeling that newer homes have far more modern amenities than older homes.

* Appearance: A home’s appearance is another obvious variable that might affect its resale value. Homeowners might want their home to reflect their own individuality, but that’s not going to help when the time comes to sell the home. If the exterior paint is out of the ordinary, then it might be wise to choose a more traditional or conservative color before erecting the “For Sale” sign out front. The same goes for a home’s interior. If the interior design is especially unique, a more traditional interior decor might help the home sell faster. * Size and style: Another thing to consider when selling a home is its size and style. A home that stands out on the block might be an attentiongrabber, but that’s not always attractive to prospective buyers. For instance, a colonial sitting in the middle of a street filled with contemporary homes will stand out, but likely for all the wrong reasons. It will likely appear dated and out of place, which is something buyers might not want. In addition, if the home is considerably larger or smaller than the surrounding homes, then this could hurt its value. *Non-conformity: In many ways, conformity is not con-

sidered an admirable trait. But when selling a home, conformity could make the difference between a home selling quickly or remaining on the market for months if not years. When shopping for a home, buyers often shop in

certain neighborhoods and towns and might see many different homes within a given ZIP code. Homeowners with homes that don’t conform to others in the area might find it difficult to sell their homes. For instance, homeowners

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Residents raise concerns over bridge proposals Brier Dodge

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EMC news – An interprovincial bridge will have to pass intense public scrutiny before plans can be finalized. Orleans residents expressed concerns and showed feedback with the NCC and engineering firm Roche-Genivar at a workshop-style information meeting about bridge developments. There are plans for a bridge to connect Ontario and Quebec in the east end of Ottawa in an effort to ease truck traffic on King Edward Avenue and in the downtown core. Because of the interest in the issue, two meetings were held in two time slots at the Bob McQuarrie Recreation Complex on Feb. 28. The meeting revolved around two of the three proposed corridors, referred to as corridor six and seven. Corridor six proposes a bridge at Lower Duck Island that would connect Highway 50 in Quebec with Lorrain Boulevard and Highway 174. It would cross the Greenbelt near Green’s Creek east of the Canotek Business Park and widen Highway 174 west to the split. Corridor seven would connect Highway 50 from the Gatineau Airport and cross the McLaurin Bay wetland and

Blanche River and across the Ottawa River. It would cross the Greenbelt to Highway 174 as well. A similar meeting was held the prior week for residents close to corridor five, known as the Kettle Island crossing. The meetings were held in workshops, with community members writing comments and suggestions on large maps, adding areas where trees could be a buffer, or noting wetlands and a fruit farm that could be affected. Meeting participants said they are worried about noise pollution, light pollution, reduced property values and even more traffic jams than the ones that currently exist on Highway 174. “There were some very strong and valid concerns,” said Fred Gaspar, a director with the NCC. “We’re always trying to remind people this is a staged study.” Wayne Douglas currently lives in Orleans with property backing onto the Greenbelt. He’s owned three homes in the area because of the proximity of green space. “We don’t know if the route’s going to be lit. If it is, it will wreck the dark atmosphere we have right now,” he said. “The trucks will be a lot

louder than the traffic we have now.” Orleans resident Chris Richards is worried about the increase in traffic to the already heavily congested highway routes he needs to take to travel downtown. “It’ll become a new little split,” he said. “This’ll be a significant add to the commute.” While an environment assessment to widen Highway 174 has been started, there is no firm timeline or plans set for work to be done. Richards also said there are also strong concerns among residents that the greenbelt should be left as it is, and not disturbed by construction and heavy traffic. Residents, divided up into working groups, then presented their feedback to NCC and Roche-Genivar staff, as well as Coun. Tim Tierney and Coun. Rainer Bloess. Both the City of Ottawa and City of Gatineau voted several years ago to support the corridor five option of Kettle Island. Neither have voted again on the issue since. The purpose of the current stage is to tweak each of the three options to their ideal placements and specifications. “We’re looking for the

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EMC Sports – West Carleton Secondary School’s (WCSS) bid for the high school hockey championship came to a disappointing end due to the unintentional use of an ineligible player. After finishing in third place in regular season play, with a 7-2-1 record, the WCSS Wolves boys’ contact hockey team (Tier 2) advanced to the playoffs where they defeated both Merivale High School in the quarter finals and College Catholique Franco-Ouest in the semi finals. But, when a coach from Franco Ouest questioned the team’s roster and a technical oversight was discovered, the team’s playoff bid ended.

A new player who had joined the WCSS team was required to play three regular season games in order to play in the playoffs. However, this fact was accidentally overlooked by the WCSS team’s coaches and the player only played two regular season games. As a result, the entire WCSS Wolves hockey team was disqualified from the remainder of the playoffs and all playoffs games were forfeited. According to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), the player arrived late in the hockey season from out of town (Deep River). The study filled out the required transfer form required by OFSAA (Ontario Federation of

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The NCC’s recommendation for the preferred corridor is expected in the winter of 2013, “Then we get formal,” said Gaspar. “What we know for a fact is we need a new bridge,” he said. “We need the core infrastructure to aid the growth of the region over the next 50 years.”

The exact placement will still remain a testy subject for residents who are afraid it will end up in their backyard. “The city hasn’t changed it’s stance,” said Tierney, about the vote to support corridor five. “But it’s really between the provinces and the NCC.”

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Brothers Big Sisters organization that provides mentoring programs for children and youth across the country with the aim of providing a friend where one is needed, so too this peer mentor program at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville operates on the same concept. A peer mentor is like a friend lending support socially or organizationally to a younger student. The peer mentor program matches a high school student, in grade 11 or 12, with a grade seven or eight student. Once the match is made, a schedule is set up in which the mentor and the younger student meet once or twice a week for 20 minutes or so on school property. They may snack together, play a game or sports, just go walking on school property, do research on the internet, clean up a locker or just plain chat. The main objective of the peer mentor program is to help younger students feel that they belong. Some students feel that they have no one at the school to whom they can talk. The peer mentor can fill this need. In addition, a peer mentor assists with organizational skills and is there to be supportive in any difficult times which the younger student experiences. A peer mentor can help a grade seven student become accustomed and familiar with the new high school environ-

ment, a big difference from a previous elementary school atmosphere. A peer mentor can also help a grade eight student to prepare for that transition from grade eight to the high school environment of grade nine. But peer mentoring is not limited to this. Peer mentoring can involve virtually any situation, all based on the concept of providing a younger student with a friendly face to whom he or she can confide. A student may request a peer mentor by speaking with a guidance counselor or teacher. In addition, a teacher, parent or school administrator may ask that a student be assigned a peer mentor. On the other side of the coin, a student may become a peer mentor by applying, providing two teacher references and going through an interview for suitability. In addition, teachers, counselors or administrators may nominate or recommend a student to be a peer mentor. If selected, students becoming peer mentors received training and orientation about the program. The peer mentor program started at Sacred Heart High School last year, with 10 peer mentors involved in the program. This year has seen the program grow, with 40 students now peer mentors.

Hockey tourney iced for 2012 By THERESA FRITZ

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EMC Sports –A memorial hockey tournament aimed at young hockey players won’t be hitting the ice in West Carleton over the March break. The Jon Brunette Memorial Initiation Fun Day Hockey Tournament, which drew more than 100 first-year hockey players (four and five-yearolds) from across the City of Ottawa to the W. Erksine Johnston Arena in Carp, has been cancelled this year due to lack of participation. According to West Carleton Minor Hockey Association (WCMHA) president Sherry Malloy, the association was having difficulty getting West Carleton or Arnprior Initiation teams to sign up for the tournament. “So many initiation level tournaments are hosted on weekend, no one is interested in a weekday over March Break,” Malloy stated. The tournament was sponsored by the Jon Brunette Memorial Fund and hosted by the WCMHA. The Memorial Fund was established to honour the memory of Jon Brunette, who lost his life in a snowmobile collision on March 17, 2003. He played his minor hockey in the WCMHA system (1990-1998) and with the Ottawa Valley Titans

(1998-1999). He then played three years with the Arnprior Packers Jr. B Hockey Club. The fund paid for all the trophies, drinks and the printing of the program for the tournament, but it the tournament is not a fundraiser for the fund. A summer golf tournament is the only fundraiser for the Jon Brunette Memorial Fund. Brunette’s mother Val said she is saddened the tournament won’t be happening this year. “I am very disappointed in this news as it was great helping out the little ones,” she said. “Part of the problem is the only ice time they have available is on a Monday of the March Break and most tournaments are held on weekends.” She acknowledged the tournament has always been in collaboration with the WCMHA since that was where her son played most of his hockey. But, she has decided to put her efforts into helping other players in another way. “I have decided to put the extra money towards sponsoring a West Carleton hockey player that is playing AAA hockey with the Ottawa Valley Titans. It is very expensive for families to play at that level and the money will be well spent helping out a WC family,” Brunette stated,

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Anne Marie Ford, his aunt, dropped off Duncan’s nomination at the branch and shared how Duncan is a hard-working straight A student whose favourite subjects are math and social studies. Duncan is highly involved in many activities both at school and in the community. Together, with his team mates, The Katimavik Junior Boys Borden Ball won the regional championship tournament and he is in his 5th year with the Kanata Blazers hockey organization. Duncan is also busy earning badges with the Cub Scouts and is learning to be a leader. Thank you, Duncan for being a great student and a good friend to all. Duncan, you are a positive contributor to our community. Also, National Bank wishes to thank principal Wendy Jewell and her staff at Katimavik Elementary School for their commitment to the success of their students and to the coaches who volunteer their time so that kids like Duncan can make their goals a reality.

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Anjara Boicel, Branch Manager of National Bank on Hazeldean Road, is very proud to award a National Bank Student of the Month Bursary to Duncan Barter, a Grade 4 student at Katimavik Elementary School. Duncan is known to be an excellent student, funny and a friend to all.


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EMC News - Hair ye, hair ye! Here comes an opportunity for you to use your hair to help fight cancer. It’s the second annual “Hair Care” cancer fundraiser that is being held on Sunday, April 15, a collaboration between Mahogany Salon & Spa and Stittsville real estate agent and cancer survivor Helene Hutchings. There are several ways in which you can be involved. Those aged eight and over will be able to donate ten-plus inches of hair that will be given to Angel Hair for Kids, an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. Those who donate their hair in this way will receive a free wash, cut and style courtesy of the professional stylists at Mahogany Salon & Spa. Those planning to donate their hair are encouraged to have friends and family pledge certain amounts per inch of hair donated. These funds will go to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and its work fighting cancer. A pledge form can be downloaded from www. mahoganysalonandspa.com/ haircare. Those donating hair are encouraged to have their heads shaved, thereby maximizing these pledges from friends and family. This will all be happening on Sunday, April

combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Now, two years from her initial diagnosis, she has a string of “all clear” MRIs, CTs and biopsies behind her and she is spearheading this cancer fundraiser in gratitude to the staff and doctors at the Ottawa Hospital who returned her to good health. A longtime client of Mahogany Salon & Spa, she turned to this Stittsville business to partner with her in this hair donation/cancer fundraiser initiative. Those wishing to participate in this year’s second annual “Hair Care” cancer fundraiser should call 613-492-3334 to register. And don’t’ forget to download a pledge form for collecting pledges for every inch of hair that you donate.

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tario.” Leanne Cusack of CTV Ottawa will perform the ceremonial first tap at noon. There will be a ham and maple baked bean lunch with coleslaw, roll, maple dessert and drink for $10. Children under 12 are $5. For $4 enjoy a hot dog, drink and maple cookie. Profits from the meals will be donated to the Middleville Museum Building Expansion Fund. Other activities throughout the day: • Horse drawn sleigh rides for a nominal fee (Hugh Meehan). • Entertainment by local musicians. • Maple taffy on snow

EMC Events – Springdale Farm Maple Products will host the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers Association’s 22nd annual Maple Tapping Out Party on Thursday, March 15. Don and Marion Dodds and their family extend a warm welcome to everyone to attend this family fun event and celebrate the maple syrup season. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This day will not only provide the opportunity to promote the maple syrup industry but also to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the designation of Lanark County as “The Maple Syrup Capital of On-

15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Mahogany Salon & Spa in the Shops of Main Street Plaza in Stittsville. It will also be happening at the Mahogany Salon & Spa in Carleton Place that afternoon, running from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April is, of course, Cancer Awareness Month, so it is a great time to help out in any way that you can, either by donating hair or by making a donation. Last year’s initial hair donation/cancer fundraiser organized by Helene Hutchings and Mahogany Salon & Spa was a great success, with 42 people donating hair which went to Angel hair for Kids. This has all happened as a result of a successful fight against cancer by Helene Hutchings, who is a real estate agent at Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty in Stittsville. She underwent an aggressive

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EMC Sports – The West Carleton Minor Softball Association (WCMSA) has been recognized for its efforts to improve the quality of the sport by increasing volunteer training and development initiatives for volunteers. The organization was one of 25 recipients of the 2012 Softball Association Fundamental Excellence Awards, awarded recently by Softball Ontario. “We are pretty pleased,” said Adam Brown, the Fitzroy Harbour representative who picked up the award on behalf of the WCMSA in Toronto recently. The award came with a plaque and $500 which will be used for a coaching clinic in the spring. The financial donation is made possible because Softball Ontario receives from a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The WCMSA is made up of the communities of Fitzroy Harbour, Kinburn, Carp and Dunrobin – each running softball programs for boys and girls ages four to 18. Games are played at participating community centres in West Carleton, with some age groups also participating against teams in other associations. “We estimate there to be

between 300 to 350 participants throughout West Carleton,” said Brown, adding he has been approached by individuals from Constance Bay about starting a program there. “Each community association runs their own program but works collectively together to create a schedule.” With numbers of participants on the rise, continuing to attract and retain volunteers is paramount. So, the offering of coaching clinics and training adds appeal. Brown said it was a coaching clinic offered last year, which got the WCMSA on Softball Ontario’s “radar” in the first place. “People who came out to the (coaching) clinic said it was good,” Brown said, adding that receiving the award “really encourages us to continue with Softball Ontario

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and to use their resources.” According to Softball Ontario media release, the new SAFE Award recognizes the

efforts of local Softball Associations to improve its volunteer base, and helped softball associations to train volunteers for the 2012 softball season. The SAFE Awards, along with Softball Ontario’s new Softball Association Fundamental Excellence (SAFE) Star Rating Program, help softball associations across Ontario improve the quality of softball by promoting volunteer development, organizational development, long term player development, and ensuring a strong link with Softball Ontario. “It (Softball Ontario) gets you thinking about how to improve your association. It gives you ideas,” Brown noted. “Softball Ontario’s SAFE Awards and the SAFE Star Rating Program will help us continue to reward great softball associations and set new standards for quality softball programs across Ontario,” said Rory Quigley, chairman of Softball Ontario’s participation committee, in a press release. Softball Ontario is the governing body for the sport of softball in Ontario. The organization’s goal is “to promote and develop the sport of softball for its athletes, officials and volunteers by providing programs and services at all levels of competitions.”

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Charlotte Whitton story to be told at Stittsville library Goulbourn Township Historical Society will host talk about controversial Ottawa mayor John Curry john.curry@metroland.com

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EMC News - Charlotte Whitton was one of the most publicized and fiery people to serve as mayor of Ottawa. And the story of Charlotte Whitton will be told at the March meeting of the Goulbourn Township Historical Society when Ottawa author Dave Mullington will be the guest speaker on Saturday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library. There is probably no one more qualified and knowledgeable to speak about Charlotte Whitton than Mr. Mullington. His book “Charlotte: The Last Suffragette,” a biography of the renowned personality, was published in the fall of 2010. In 2011, the book received the Ontario Historical Society award for biography, so you know that it’s good. Mr. Mullington first wrote about Charlotte Whitton

in his earlier book, “Chain of Office,” which includes sketches of the first 48 mayors of Bytown and Ottawa including Charlotte Whitton. “Chain of Office” was published in 2005, after which Mr. Mullington turned his attention to writing a biography of Charlotte Whitton. Even today, Charlotte Whitton brings forth a variety of feelings and sentiments in people with some loving her and regarding her as a fighter for women’s equality and rights and others claiming her to be a racist with regard to her actions towards Jews. Indeed, current Ottawa mayor Jim Watson proposed that the city’s archives be named after her but the proposal was withdrawn after a storm of protest arose about the suggestion. Even today, Charlotte Whitton is causing passions to inflame, both in her support and against her. It will be interesting to hear Mr. Mullington’s views on her life and her legacy. As with all Historical Society meetings, this one on Saturday, March 17 is open to everyone. Also, as usual, there will be free refresh-

ments served following Mr. Mullington’s presentation. Perhaps someday as well, Mr. Mullington should be invited to talk about his own life and career because it is not your run-of-the-mill experience. After graduating from St. Patrick’s College in Ottawa in 1965, he entered the world of journalism including time writing about sports for the Montreal Star. But then he departed on a world tour, a trip which saw him work as a reporter in both Sydney, Australia and in Hong Kong. He ended his five year sojourn with a year-long backpacking adventure across Asia, the Middle East and Europe before returning to work for the Montreal Star. He eventually returned to his hometown of Ottawa to work for the Ottawa Citizen where he remained for 19 years as a reporter and copy editor. Upon early retirement, he began work on his local history book “Chain of Office,”, followed by his book on Charlotte Whitton. Since 2005, Mr. Mullington has served on the board of directors of the Historical Society of Ottawa.

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known better. For instance, he ended up using a toothpick rather than a brush for doing the numerous portholes which blanket the side of the ship, finding a much better technique. Mr. Connor has a connection to the passenger liners of the past. His parents came to Canada in 1922 on such a ship. His father had worked for Cunard, a shipping line, and in Canada he worked for Canada Steamship Lines. This “Spring’s In The Air” exhibition will remain on display at the owaa gallery in the foyer of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex through to Friday, May 4. Mr. Connor is one of 43 artists whose work in on exhibit in this art show. All of the pieces are for sale.

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EMC News - It’s not your typical spring scene but it relates to spring and so merits a place in the “Spring’s In The Air” exhibition now on display at the Ottawa West Arts Association (owaa) gallery at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Stittsville. It’s a painting called “A Spring Disaster” by Stittsville artist Ross Connor, showing the famous ship the Titanic as it is sinking in the iceberg littered North Atlantic in April, 1912, one hundred years ago this spring. Mr. Connor has even appended some statistics about the disaster to the bottom of the painting, such as the fact that there were 2358 people on board and 1648 died in

the sinking after the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Mr. Connor defends the painting’s presence in the art show about spring, noting that it is not always good things that happen in the spring, citing tornados as an example. The painting shows the Titanic partially submerged, with steam coming out of its three working smoke stacks and a flare bursting in the night sky, lighting up the scene. He admits that it was the most frustrating piece that he has ever done, noting that it took him six weeks to complete. He says that his initial icebergs looked more like rocks and also says that he would have done some things differently had he

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Peer mentors make lasting friendships With a display featuring the peer mentoring program at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Stittsville which was set up at the Director’s Forum staged by the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Catholic School Parents Association on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa are Sacred Heart students, from left, Emily Moore, Stephen Holland and Joaquin Marin.

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EMC News - Trivia is defined in the Oxford Canadian Dictionary as “unimportant but interesting or amusing tidbits of factual information.” In compiling this definition of the word, the Oxford wordsmiths were obviously not considering last Saturday’s “Quiz for a Cause” hosted by the Community Bible Church in Stittsville because the trivia that spread around those at the 13 tables in play at the event was anything but “unimportant,” especially to the people of a village in Kenya called Seje. All proceeds from the evening, probably some two to two and a half thousand dollars, will be used by the Community Bible Church to help those in Seje find a solution to their water situation and to fund the start of a school there. This is important work as the Community Bible Church enters into a five year partnership with the community of Seje to address its physical and spiritual needs. There were nine rounds played in the evening’s trivia quiz, with each round involving 12 questions. Each correct answer was worth two points. The questions were read out by MC’s David Bryan and Neil Jackman and were also shown on three video screens on the walls of the church. Each round had a theme such as geography, bits and pieces (12 bits of music clips running one after another over roughly a minute and a half in total), literature, sports, entertainment, current affairs, music, history and TV characters. There were ways to increase the scoring potential in each round. A team could use a one-time “Joker” card that, if presented before the round began, would double the score that the team got in that round. A team could also purchase up to four mulligan stickers which would allow a team to put down two answers to a question and if one of them were correct, the team would get the two points. Finally, there was a sheet of anagrams

which teams could complete by the end of the evening for additional points. An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word, phrase or group of letters. Some of the anagram solutions included Lady and the Tramp, Treasure Island, Jim Watson and Barbra Streisand. And, of course, each team in the trivia quiz had to give itself a name and these names in themselves were revealing. There was “The Know It Alls,” the “Crazy 8’s,” “A Rose Between 3 Thorns,” “50 Never Looked So Good,” the “No Names,” “Smarter Than A 5th Grader,” “Double Income, No Kids,” “SD & G Smartie Pants,” “The Winners,” “Chuckle Club & More,” “I Know That” and “Jarlan Juggernauts.” What were the trivia questions like, you ask? Well, here’s a sample: In the geography round: In what direction does the water flow in the Niagara River? (Answer: Northerly). In the literature round: How is Charles Dickens’ character named Jack Dawkins better known? (Answer: The Artful Dodger). In the sports round: How many touchdowns did Walter Payton score for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX in 1986? The Bears won 46-10. (Answer: None). Again in the sports round: What did Eddy Merckx win five times? (Answer: Tour de France). In the entertainment round: Name the TV sitcom which featured George Clooney from 1985-87? (Answer: The Facts of Life). In the current affairs round: For how many days was the Rideau Canal officially opened for skating this year? (Answer: Twenty-eight). In the music round: Which Canadian artist has won the most Juno awards? (Answer: Anne Murray). In the history round: Who is the only Canadian victim of political assassination at the federal level? (Answer: Darcy McGee). The TV characters round

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featured the showing of photos of various TV characters on the screens, with the teams required to give the full name of the TV character in that particular show. Characters were drawn from shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, the Dukes of Hazard, the Flintstones, Coronation Street, the Brady Bunch, Glee, The Simpsons and the West Wing. When it was all said and done at this “Quiz for a Cause” evening, it was the “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” team that emerged on top, with 173.5 points, 20 more than the runner-up “Crazy 8’s” team which edged out the “No Names” by half a point. After the first three rounds, it was “The Know It Alls” which led with 60.5 points, but the eventual winning team’ “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” was close behind at 54.5 points. So was the “Crazy 8’s” squad with 50 points. After the first six rounds, the “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” team had taken a commanding lead, with 130.5 points. The “No Names” were next with 91 points, with “The Winners” and “the Know It Alls” tied for third with 87.5 points each. Members of the winning “Smarter Than A 5th Grader” team were Wendy Wilson, Barb Boyd, Mark Wilson, Roy Patterson, Jeff Carrie, J.C. Townsend and Jim Boyd. Those at this “Quiz for a Cause” evening got to enjoy chili after the third round. There even was a choice: beef, chicken or vegetarian. After the sixth round, dessert treats were served at every table. Freshly popped popcorn was available to those at the tables, selling for one dollar a bag. Also available to those at the tables were colourful non-alcoholic drinks served from the Mocktail Bar and delivered to the tables by a team of youth. So, it was quite an evening, with lots of laughter and fun, with everyone indicating by their applause, when asked by MC Neil Jackman, that this inaugural event should become an annual thing.

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Stittsville’s Ken Doraty remembered at trivia night John Curry

EMC Sports - One question at the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville’s Trivia Challenge Night on Friday, Feb. 24 asked participants to identify the National Hockey League (NHL) player who was born in Stittsville in 1906 and played for three NHL teams over the course of his career. There was only one correct answer from the 18 participating teams, indicating that this player is unfamiliar even to most trivia buffs. So, just who is this mystery player? He is Ken Doraty who was born in Stittsville in June 1906 and went on to play for the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings as well as a number of minor league teams over the course of a 14 year professional career which ended in 1939. While born in Stittsville, he moved with his family to Saskatchewan in 1912 when he was just a young child. Ken played for the Regina Pats when this junior team won the Memorial Cup, Canada’s national junior championship, in 1925. Following this, he turned professional with the Portland Rosebuds of the Western Canada Hockey League for the 192526 season. The next season, 1926-27, saw him split his time between the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL and the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association. He played 18 games with the Blackhawks but earned no points. He then was in the minors for several years, playing with the Kitchener Millionaires and Toronto Millionaires of the Canadian Professional League before suiting up for three seasons (1929-1932) with the Cleveland Indians of the International Hockey League where he was one of the team’s top players, scoring over 20 goals each season. This earned him another chance in the NHL, this time with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he played for next three seasons, although he split his time in each season between the Leafs and International Hockey League teams. In the 1932-33 season, Ken played 38 games with the Leafs, scoring five goals and adding 11 assists for 16 points. He also played ten games that season with the Syracuse Stars of the International Hockey League. In the 1933-34 season, he played 34 games with the Maple Leafs, scoring nine goals and adding ten assists for 19 points. He also played four games for the Buffalo Bisons of the International Hockey League that season. In the 1934-35 season, Ken suited up for 11 games with the Maple Leafs, scoring one goal and adding four assists for five points. He played

most of the season with the Syracuse Stars of the International Hockey League where he had 12 goals and 17 assists. He also played one game for the New Haven Eagles of the Canadian-American Professional Hockey League. It was then back to the minor leagues for Ken, where he played for the Syracuse Stars and Cleveland Falcons of the International Hockey League and the Cleveland Barons and Pittsburgh Hornets of the International American Hockey League from 1935 through 1937. He played most of the 1937-38 season with the Pittsburgh Hornets of the International American Hockey League, scoring 12 goals and adding 17 assists in 48 games. However, he also played two games for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL that season, picking up one assist. Ken finished up his playing career with the Seattle Seahawks of the Pacific Coast Hockey League in the 193839 season, scoring 25 goals and adding 17 assists for 42 points in 48 games. His NHL career stats show that Ken Doraty played in 105 games, scoring 15 goals and adding 26 assists for 41 points. But it was not his NHL career stats that have made Ken Doraty something of a legend in NHL hockey circles. It was his playoff heroics on April 4, 1933 that earned him a place in hockey history as he scored the winning goal in the second longest game in HHL playoff history. A rookie, he scored at 4:46 of the sixth overtime period to give Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0

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win over the Boston Bruins in the fifth game of their bestof-five Stanley Cup semifinal series. The game, played at Maple Leaf Gardens, officially ended at 1:48 in the morning. It was the longest game ever played at Maple Leaf Gardens. Three seasons later, a playoff game went 12 minutes longer to become the longest game in NHL playoff history. However, these are the only two NHL playoff games to reach a sixth overtime period. Ken Doraty was a small player, tipping the scales at about 135 pounds. But he made up for his size with quickness and agility. His involvement with hockey did not end with his retirement from professional hockey at the end of the 193839 season. He went on to coach the Moose Jaw Canucks for three seasons and in 1947 led them to the Memorial Cup finals against the Toronto St. Michael’s Majors. Ken Doraty has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Ken was the son of Albert Doraty and Ida Elizabeth Argue who lived on what is now McCooeye Lane in Stittsville but back then, in the early 1900’s, was a main entrance road into Stittsville. He had seven siblings. In 1941, he married Dorothy Ingram in Regina, Sask. They lived in Moose Jaw where they had two children. Ken Doraty died on April 4, 1981. Ken’s brother Harvey lived in Stittsville and Doraty Lane off Manchester Street bears the family name.

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Artists splash into exhibit Four of the artists who have their art on display at the “Splash” exhibition in the ArtSpace area at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library for the month of March are, from left to right, instructor Heather Gallup, Carol Saucier, Lily May and Bruce Judge.

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Inuit centre gets nod from province’s foundation Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC News - A Vanier based centre that helps Inuit children stay connected with their culture while living in an urban setting may soon be recognized for its contribution to the community with an Ontario Trillium Foundation award. The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre was created in 2005, offering programming for Inuit families across the city. Since then, the centre’s programs and opportunities for the Inuit community have continued to grow, offering everything from daycare, a full-day kindergarten class

and after school programs. The centre’s focus is on building a connection between a child’s Inuit culture and the urban setting in which they live and its dedication to that mission has contributed to a Trillium Foundation Great Grant Awards nomination. “This is great news for the community,� said Karen Baker-Anderson, the centre’s executive director. “This centre is about building strength in culture while living in an urban environment. It is about celebrating our culture and to have it now being recognized is amazing.� Around 90 children attend a number of different pro-

grams at the centre each day. Located on McArthur Avenue in Vanier, the centre provides bussing for Inuit children from across the city, allowing them to participate. The centre is one of 18 organizations nominated for the Trillium Foundation’s Great Grant Awards, chosen from a list of 4,500 grant recipients that the foundation funds. Of the 18 nominated, eight will be named in a ceremony on March 23 in Toronto. “We look at the impact a grant recipient has had on the community,� said Rene(agiu)e Ouette, a spokeswoman for the foundation. The centre met the criteria

for the award due to the strong impact and connection the centre has made with the parents of the children who come through their doors. It is the parents, BakerAnderson said, who drive the programming and who help the centre thrive. The centre’s focus on promoting and encouraging literacy training at an early age and fostering cultural awareness by creating a partnership with local elders in the community through oral storytelling and sharing the Inuktitut language were cited as factors in the nomination. The award has no monetary prize attached to it, but can help raise the profile of the

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The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre has been nominated for a Great Grants Award from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. centre. “It is more about the honour of knowing they are on top,� Ouette said.

Baker-Anderson could not agree more. “It is the recognition that is the most important,� she said.

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STRIDE volunteer Pierre Kerr cleans off and fixes a bath seat at the not-for-profit’s Grenfell Crescent warehouse on March 1. Volunteers clean and prepare all equipment for resale after it’s donated. she would still be around. “I was going downhill fast,� she said. She pointed to a powertilt chair that has a price tag of $10,000 new and said the client only sat in the chair for five minutes, but it can’t go out again under the ADP program. TAKING UP THE CAUSE

Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has taken up the cause and in a letter to Health and Long-Term Care Minister Deb Matthews, said she would like to see changes to the ADP subsidy program to allow for usable recycled equipment.

McDowell said she agrees with the sentiment, but would rather see organizations like STRIDE take a back seat and vendors and the province work together to create a provincially-run recycling program for medical equipment. “If they worked out the best way to do things then there would be no need for us,� McDowell said. Peggy Kirkpatrick of Mobility Care Company in Perth said the province has tried some version of that through the central equipment pool. CEP provides clients with high technology wheelchairs at a discounted price, recycled equipment, and a rebate

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EMC News – Stride Assistance for the Disabled was started in 1985 by retired nurse Mary McDowell, who intended it to be a temporary Band-Aid solution for people who needed medical equipment to stay in their homes. The sixth warehouse bay at 43 Grenfell Cres. with roughly 630 square metres of available space, is bursting at the seams with everything from $95 bath transfer benches to $10,000 power tilt wheelchairs. Catherine Gardner, longtime volunteer and accessibility advocate, said she has to turn down offers for equipment donations because they don’t have the space. Enter the provincial assisted devices program. Under the program, the province pays up to 75 per cent of the cost for equipment needed for daily mobility. Items such as wheeled walkers, forearm crutches, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, pediatric standing frames, and specialized positioning supports for wheelchairs are funded under the program. But the province will only pay for new equipment, nothing refurbished. McDowell said that a letter from the auditor general’s office a few years ago said the province won’t cover the cost because the warranty on the equipment only applies to the original owner. “I find that a little irrational,� she said. “If I buy a used car the warranty transfers or the dealership offers their own warranty.� Gardner said there are also gaps regarding who qualifies for funding under the program. “We had a client who was palliative but wasn’t acute palliative so didn’t qualify for funding for what they needed,� she said. The gentleman in question had cancer and wanted a power-tilt wheelchair so he could take his kids out for their last Halloween together. STRIDE loaned him the wheelchair – something they can’t often do. “The wife said to us after that, ‘He didn’t use the chair that much,’� McDowell said. “But they would always have the memory of that Halloween.� Gardner said if the province is really serious about keeping people at home, they also need to look at the type of equipment they fund and who qualifies. She said the difference between someone needing to be in a hospital or long-term care facility and staying at home can be as simple as a $100 bed transfer bench, which isn’t funded under the program. Gardner herself started volunteering because she was a client of STRIDE. Because she doesn’t need specialized equipment to be at home she didn’t qualify for funding, but as a photographer it meant that she couldn’t get out and walk around. She said if she hadn’t come to STRIDE she doesn’t think

for the next client. McDowell said that essentially eats up the fees. Aside from selling and loaning out equipment, STRIDE also provides monies through a grant assistance program. It seeks to provide funding to those left out of provincial programs and will cover everything from wheelchairs to toilet commodes.

on the client’s costs once the equipment is returned to the pool. The problem with the program though is that the equipment is offered through preferred vendors. High technology wheelchairs often refer to power-tilt chairs, which are costly and must be custom built for the patient’s dimensions. “These aren’t like wheelchairs you see in the hospital lobby,� she said. “You could probably only sit in those for 30 minutes at a time because they aren’t made to your shape.� Kirkpatrick said rebuilding the chairs to new clients after they have been put back into the pool can be time consuming. Storage also becomes a problem. “I know we would have to rent out some storage space,� she said. STRIDE sells and rents out equipment to the city and deals and gets referrals from the Queensway Carleton Hospital for people going in for hip and knee surgeries. But costs are mounting with increased utility bills and the addition of the harmonized sales tax, meaning that more rentals and sales are needed to keep the organization in the black. Chair rentals are typically $100 to $120, but it takes volunteers four or five hours to clean and prepare the chair

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Ladies auxiliary closes after 145 years serving home Eddie Rwema

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EMC News - After 145 years of dedicated service to enhance the quality of life of residents at an Ottawa longterm care facility, the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Patrick’s Home is no more. Formerly organized in 1866, the Ladies assisted the newly-established, Roman Catholic, St. Patrick’s Orphan which later evolved into the present day long term care facility. The ladies auxiliary officially surrendered its chapter on Feb.28 amid sadness of seeing this aspect of the history of St. Pat’s Home come to a close. “We have come together today to do something that is almost unthinkable – saying farewell to an organization that has been at the heart of St. Patrick’s Home community literally forever,” said Maureen Goodspeed, former chair of the St. Pat’s board of

directors. She said the ladies auxiliary has been a major source of support and comfort for the residents of the home. “The dedication of the members of the auxiliary is absolutely legendary,” said Goodspeed. At St.Pat’s, the ladies were appreciated by the residents as the keepers of the tuck shop, the generous hosts of monthly birthday parties and for sponsoring some very entertaining parties. Mayor Jim Watson sent a congratulatory message the Ladies in recognition of 145 years of benevolent service to the community. Watson acknowledged their distinguished milestone achievement as the first volunteer women service organization established in Ontario to support the work, to care for child orphans as well senior adults. “Thanks to the compassion, care and devoted community services demonstrated by the ladies auxiliary members, the quality of numerous persons in need has been significantly enhanced,” wrote Watson. The ladies represented by nine women present, were

thanked for having shared their time, talents and energy to uplift the lives of the residents. “For 145 years women have made such a difference at St. Pat’s Home,” said Faye Edmonds, superior general of the Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception. “The women I speak of are ordinary women who had a dream and a longing to make a contribution to the quality of life for all those thousands of residents who have lived here since the foundation of St.Pat’s Home.” She hailed the women for having answered to an invitation to be members of the ladies auxiliary of St.Pat’s. “They baked, served tea, offered hospitality to residents and their families, shared kind words to the lonely, a warm smile to brighten someone’s day, prayed for healing and brought hope to the heavy hearted,” said Edmonds. For Linda Chaplin, chief executive officer and president of St. Pat’s Home, the disbanding of ladies auxiliary, the oldest in Ontario was received with mixed feelings.

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After 145 years of dedicated work for people in long-term care facility at St. Patrick’s Home, the Ladies Auxiliary has disbanded. Age and lack of replacement are to blame for the end of the Ladies Auxiliary era at St. Pat’s. “The end of one thing can be seen as a sorrow and can also be seen as the beginning

Two men found guilty in Fudge case Jennifer McIntosh

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The Fudge family finally has some peace after a jury returned a guilty verdict in the case of Charlie Manasseri, the man accused of ending Brian Fudge’s life on New Year’s Eve in 2004. Manasseri was found guilty of second-degree murder on Feb. 29. The Crown said Fudge’s head was slammed into stainless steel bars 10 or 20 times at the former Le Skratch Bar on Merivale Road. His father Derek said that Brian was celebrating his 22nd birthday at the bar with friends when the assault that ended his life happened.

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EMC News – Members of the Ottawa police and RCMP teamed up with players from the Christie Lake Kids on March 3 for a game of hockey and having fun together. Christie Lake Kids offers year-round programs to low income children. From hockey to pottery, camp to camp necessities, they seek out the children in need and help them out. New Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau who was at the event to drop the puck prior to the game said the event was an extremely important one. “Anytime police officers can get engaged and involve with the youth whether in sports or other cultural events it’s a win-win situation for both of us,” said Bordeleau.

“We had some traditional barriers between youth and police but these kind of activities break those barriers and we learn to work together and understand each other.” He said if there was one thing he needs to do to engage the youth in the community was to continue engaging the community and building trust and respect. “These are the types of events and activities we’ll continue to be involved with during my leadership,” said Bordeleau. Last week Bordeleau was named the new chief of police taking over from Sen.Vern White. He said he was looking forward to this opportunity of leading the 1,900 men and women of Ottawa police. “To be chief of the nation’s

capital is quite an honour and privilege,” Bordeleau said. “My focus is around providing quality a service to the residents of our community,” Christie Lake Kids provides young hockey players with the gear, ice time, coaching and transportation they need to play hockey. A game that is financially inaccessible to many children. “Our hockey program gives kids who would have never gotten a chance to play hockey,” said Craig Mackie, director of inner city programs at Christie Lake Kids. He said the program is a skill based program for children and youth who are marginalized by poverty. The program targets kids from across the city ages 9-16. Mackie said the opportu-

nity for kids to play with officers helps build trust and confidence. “They learn from the officers that they can trust them, learn positive encouragement and build confidence on the ice,” he said. Since 1992, the organization has been building skills and changing lives to help kids break the cycle of poverty. “We come here every Saturday from September to March and give these kids two hours of ice time to learn hockey skills and to have fun and learn life skill that will help them succeed in life,” said Mackie. “For us this is about building life skills and self confidence since we are helping children who might not have supports in their lives.”

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Coun. Diane Deans asked staff to advise on whether the plan would be feasible, Deans’ transit commission endorsed the idea on Feb. 29. It doesn’t mean the plan is going forward right away, but it does give the idea added weight as a project to consider adding to the city’s transportation master plan (TMP).

An update to the master plan will begin this year to revise which transportation policies and facilities will be needed to meet the city’s long-term needs. Coun. Steve Desroches said he will be pushing for the O-Train extension idea to be included in the next TMP. Desroches said he is R0011304199

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want the south rural communities to also benefit from the transit system in south Ottawa,” Desroches said. The extension of the OTrain would reduce the number of buses required in the OC Transpo fleet by 12, as the O-Train would replace bus service that would otherwise operate between Bowesville and Hurdman stations thus reducing bus operating costs by approximately $3 million, according to the report. If the O-Train were to be extended to Leitrim and Riverside South it is estimated that there would be an additional 3.6 million customer trips each year. It is anticipated the extension would attract 1,200 new riders to the O-Train. Desroches emphasized that the spectacular growth of the city’s south end is adding more pressure to traffic on road networks around the Ottawa International Airport.

He said the airport is an important part of “our local economy.” Desroches said the extension offers benefits not only to the residents of south Ottawa but to the entire city and its surrounding. “Unless we start making transit investments in south Ottawa it would be extremely difficult and more challenging to access the airport during peak hours,” said Desroches. The possible extension of the O-Train will also compliment the future StrandherdArmstrong Bridge by creating improved accessibility to an alternate transportation network for residents in south Ottawa and will compliment the city’s current and future park and ride facilities. “Given the growth in south Ottawa we need to be looking at all viable and practical transit options,” Desroches added.

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Vision calls for Bank to be a green, walkable boulevard City approves plan to revitalizea ‘forgotten’ section of the street in the south end EMC News - Adding a light-rail station at Walkley Road, encouraging dense development and putting cycling lanes on Bank Street are part of a plan to revitalize the main street’s south end. A plan to refresh 3.2 kilometres of Bank Street between Riverside Drive and Walkley Road received resounding support on Feb. 28 from city councillors who sit on the planning committee. The Bank Street community design plan creates a vision for an area of just over 100 hectares that many councillors said they feel has been forgotten. “Staff has tidied up what is a very messy part of the city with this plan,� said River Coun. Maria McRae, who represents the area just south of Walkley that was added to the plan later in the process. It’s a community that’s ripe for improvement, McRae said, and city planners’ willingness to add the Walkley area and a future light-rail station stop proves it. The area surrounding

Walkley Road is one of three “nodes� slated for dense development in the next 20 years. Intensifying the Billings Bridge area and the shopping centre is also on the list, as is a hub at Heron Road. Buildings up to 16 storeys tall would be allowed at those spots. One of the councillors for the area, Capital Ward’s David Chernushenko, said this plan does what community design plans are meant to do: outline a framework for an area that’s on the brink of transformation.

“It’s always felt separated from the retail on Bank Street,� Chernushenko said. “This is a chance to bring it back together.� The goal is to change that section of Bank Street from “Merivale Road lite� to a pedestrian-friendly environment with trees, benches and wider sidewalks. The plan looks to phase out parking lots that divide buildings from the street; although existing lots can stay, future parking will be located behind buildings, underground or in parking structures.

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Bank. Cycling lanes along the length of Bank Street would help that effort, and are recommended in the plan. Chernushenko added that his efforts would be focused on trying to create better, safer cycling and pedestrian links over the Rideau River into Old Ottawa South. To encourage walking, the plan calls for better sidewalks that have a boulevard buffer between the cycling lane and roadway and the sidewalk. Dedicated leftturning lanes would be axed along most of Bank to make way for a landscaped median. On-street parking could be introduced in the future as a way to promote sidewalk retail. A major makeover for Billings Bridge Shopping Centre is essential to the revitalization of Bank Street, according to the plan. It envisions buildings of up to

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22 storeys near the transit station. Those towers could potentially house federal offices, but residential uses are also possible. Shorter buildings along Bank and Riverside Drive would also contribute to intensifying the area. The mall would still be the central hub, but the whole area would be connected through a new series of internal streets that would allow cars, cyclists and pedestrians to move around the site in all directions. Residents who already live in the area (particularly Alta Vista) have said they generally support the plan, but some worried that encouraging development would dump more traffic on neighbourhood streets. Traffic will be an issue, city staff wrote in the report. Major intersections along Bank Street will be overwhelmed with vehicles unless 20 per cent of drivers are encouraged to take other modes, such as transit. Richard Eade, chairman of the city’s pedestrian and transit advisory group, said his committee supports the plan, but believes it needs stronger wording in order to make the changes needed to get people out of their cars. A new park is also proposed to be built in the old CN railbed, running northsouth from approximately Randall Avenue to Brookfield Road. It’s referred to as the Greenway Linear Park, and it’s touted as an open space that will provide residents with a central green corridor that could also serve as a “spine� for an active modes of transportation such as cycling. The CDP also includes plans for a possible community garden in the hydro corridor near Ledbury Park. City council needs to approve the plan on March 28 before it can be put into action. Any construction on Bank Street is “still a ways off,� Chernushenko said, although the city’s budget did include money to do the design work for the street before 2014.


Lehner sees chance to help keep Sens rolling By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Robin Lehner hardly knows yet exactly how wide the door has just opened for him. But the Ottawa Senators’ top goaltending prospect sees his latest callup to the National Hockey League for exactly what it is — a chance to help the team keep piling up the wins. “It’s always a good opportunity when you’re up here,� the 20-year-old Lehner said after being summoned from the Binghamton Senators in the wake of the hand injury suffered by Craig Anderson that will sideline the Ottawa starter indefinitely. “(When) I see the ice, I’ve just got to try to do my best and try to help the team (stay) on a roll. I’ve been watching them a lot and they’ve had great success with Andy and (Alex Auld). I’ve just got to try to get the chance and keep it rolling.� Lehner certainly did his part in his first two appearances after his callup, backstopping the Senators to a 5-2 victory Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner is doing his best to over the New York Islanders help fill the void in the absence of injured starter Craig Anderson and then recording his first (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).

BUffALO SABRES Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m., CBC With only a month to go in the season, the Sabres find themselves staring up at an Eastern Conference playoff position – and running short on time to land one. Buffalo captain Jason Pominville is showing leadership offensively, too, as the Sabres’ top goal scorer, with Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy also key contributors to an attack that added Cody Hodgson (from Vancouver) at

the trade deadline. Buffalo’s blue line misses the offensive contributions of the injured Christian Ehrhoff, but also boasts Jordan Leopold and Tyler Myers. In goal, Ryan Miller continues to battle through an up-and-down season.

Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville is also a leader on the scoreboard for the team (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images).

MONTREAL CANADIENS Friday, March 16, 7 p.m., CBC It’s been a long, frustrating decline this season for the Canadiens, who have slid to the bottom of the Eastern Conference in recent weeks and will most likely be spectators when the playoffs begin. Goals have come at a premium for Montreal this season, but Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole have been effective leaders in that area for an attack that also relies heavily on the likes of

David Desharnais and Tomas Plekanec. Steady defenceman Hal Gill was dealt away at the deadline, leaving Tomas Kaberle, P.K. Subban and Josh Gorges to lead the way on the blue line. Carey Price remains the Habs’ workhorse in goal.

Max Pacioretty has emerged as a key offensive threat for the Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images).

career National Hockey League shutout as Ottawa blanked the Bruins 2-0 in Boston last week. “I believe when he comes here, he’s a different person,� said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. “He works real hard and he plays real hard, and we know he can play in the NHL. We’ve seen him do that. He’s a big guy with good athletic ability. We know we can put him in and we’ll have a chance to win.� They’ve also seen plenty of evidence that Lehner can win the biggest games of them all. He wasn’t the starter when Binghamton entered the American Hockey League playoffs a year ago but by the first week of June, the B-Sens were hoisting the Calder Cup and Lehner was named the most valuable player of the post-season. The native of Goteborg, Sweden, arrived at Senators training camp in September aiming to challenge for the backup job with the big club. But Ottawa management decided Lehner would be better served playing 60-plus games with the B-Sens and being the cornerstone of another playoff contender there. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way. With about a month left in the season, the B-Sens reside in the East Division basement aren’t likely to make it back to the post-season. Lehner is 8-16-1 with a 3.38 goals-against average, though his last start before his callup was impressive — he stopped 36 of 38 shots he faced as Binghamton whipped the Portland Pirates 6-2. “It’s been a tough season for all of us down there,� said Lehner, a second-round pick (46th overall) by the Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. “It hasn’t been what we all wanted it to be. We’re a young team, we’ve had some injuries,

but it’s the way it is.� Perhaps it’s rather telling that there are almost as many members of last season’s Calder Cup championship team now in Ottawa than there currently are still in Binghamton. While Lehner clearly stepped up his game when it mattered in the playoffs a year ago, his education as a professional has hardly stopped during the current campaign’s struggles. “Everything you go through helps you now,� Lehner said when asked if last season’s Calder Cup experience might come in handy now during a critical stretch in Ottawa. “Yesterday is going to help me now, everything you go through. And I’ve gone through a lot. I’ve gone through walls and (made it) through them. It’s all good experience. “It’s the same thing everywhere — goalies and players go through rough times.

I had a seven-game losing streak through the middle of this season. It’s tough. It was my first really long losing streak and it’s tough mentally. You want to win for the team. It’s so much more fun and you’re not as miserable. I learned a lot and it doesn’t affect my goal.� The stretch that lies ahead should provide another step on the path to the NHL. It’s one that the Senators hoped to afford Lehner right from the season’s outset, though they hardly imagined it would come this way. “In the second half of the year, we really hoped we could get him some games,� said Murray. “We didn’t know where we’d be in the standings, but we’re a little better than we anticipated at this point, so we held off on doing that. And Craig was having such a good run. But as I’ve said to him, things happen and you get a chance.�

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES

Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. (CBC) Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators: Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. (CBC) Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. (CBC):

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Hedley: March 14, 7 p.m. Van Halen: March 21, 7:30 p.m. 2012 JUNO Awards: April 1, 7:30 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters: April 7, 3 p.m. Larry The Cable Guy and Bill Engvall: April 13, 7:30 p.m. Stars On Ice: April 29, 4 p.m. Red Hot Chili Peppers: April 30, 7:30 p.m. Bryan Adams: May 4, 8 p.m. Chris de Burgh: May 5, 8 p.m. Johnny Reid: May 12, 7:30 p.m. Il Divo: May 20, 8 p.m. Monster Spectacular: May 26, 7:30 p.m.

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Vision Elliptical with Heart Rate Monitor used 3 times paid $2500.00 selling $1500.00 professional model/cash sales only, pickup no delivery. Also selling 3 min. legs paid $120.00 sell $50.00, Blackberry Play $300.00. Please email if you would like to see pictures seebev@sympatico.ca or arrange to view.

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Cook/Baker/Kitchen Helper 20-40 hours per week. Sub-mit resume to: Galilee Cen-tre, 398 John St. N., Arnprior, ON K7S 2P6. Email: info@galileecentre.com Fax: 613-623-9602. EARN EXTRA income! carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/week. Vehicle a must. $500-$950+/MONTH. 613-592-9786

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Full/Part Time Cleaners/ Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $11.00-$14.00/hr. (613)489-3993 or elitecleaning@storm.ca

Local Swimming Pool company requires a Full Time Laborer and a weekly maintenance person (2-days per week) Must have valid drivers license a knowledge of pool and spa chemicals. Email Resume to lps@trytel.com

Full time shipping and receiving person required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14/hr. Apply: Dave’s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email: dean@davesauto-parts.on.ca

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LONE STAR Now Hiring, Full time experienced, hosts, servers, line cooks and bussers. Apply to: 4048 Carling Avenue. Competitive Wage. Come join the great Lone Star Atmosphere.

Scapa, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking a Quality Engineer/Analyst for its Renfrew Operations. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing Quality Assurance activities to ensure compliance with our ISO 9001/TS16949 quality system. As well as, analyze failures, implement corrective and preventive actions and conduct process audits, internal audits and supplier audits.

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Eastern Ontario’s Top Marine, Snowmobile and ATV dealer now has an opening for a Service Technician at our Ottawa location. If you are looking for a fast paced and rewarding career that provides above industry standards in compensation, you may be the person we are looking for. We provide a great work environment, up-to-date training and 12 month employment with great benefits. The remuneration for this position is salary, based on experience, with built-in bonuses and benefits package.

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Alliance Housing Co-op Is building a waiting list for 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses. $760-$864 per month PARTICIPATION of 4 hours per month is mandatory for being a Co-op member. For info and application forms, all family members 18 yrs and older must attend an Orientation session held on March 6th, at 131 Firewood Private. Doors will open at 7:00 pm for registration and session will begin at 7:30 pm sharp, at which time the doors will be locked. Late comers will NOT be accepted. See our website at www.alliance-housingcoop.ca CL333440

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Lot Technician We’re expanding our Service Department at our Ottawa location. If you are an enthusiast of boats, snowmobiles, ATV’s and jet boats and would like to work in the marine & power sport industry, then we may be looking for you. Experience and a boaters license is an asset, but not required to apply. We provide training, great working conditions, benefits and remuneration. Must be available to work Saturdays and have a valid G driver’s license.

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Boat Detailer - Summer Only Students Welcome! George’s Marine and Sports is currently filling our summer employment positions for boat detailers in Ottawa. No mechanical experience required. Detailers must be able to start work in April/ May, must be able to work 40 hours a week including Saturday’s, and enjoy working outdoors. Please send resume and indicate the position you are apply for; George’s Marine & Sports 2825 Carp Road Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0 Attention: Chris Porter Email: cporter@gmas.ca or call 1-888-212-9289

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Slave Lake Manufacturing Plant & Wabacsa Operations in ALBERTA. Immediate Openings for: 1) Sandblasters 2) Millwrights 3) Carpenters 4) Mechanics, Journeyman and 3rd year Apprentice 5) Pressure Truck Operators and Swampers 6) Hydro-Vac Truck Operators and Swampers 7) Combo/Vacuum Truck Operators and Swampers 8) Vaccum Truck Operators and Swampers 9) Journeyman Boom Truck Operator 10) Labourers 11) Class 1 Drivers 12) Lease Operators – all vacuum trucks Competitive wages, benefit package & Camp live-in Interested parties MUST submit: 1. An up to date resume 2. AND identify position you are applying for To HR@Tigercalcium.com. OR by fax to HR @ 780-464-0829 Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE (()%.,

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Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

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

Seasonal Merchandiser for outdoor garden centres. Must have valid driver’s license, heavy lifting required, no experience necessary. Ottawa and eastern Ontario. Contact btnottawa@gmail.com.

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

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Overhead door technician established overhead door company looking for experienced technicians/installers. Welding and electrical ability an asset. Top wages/great benefits. Send resume to personnel@ alparsons.on.ca, fax 613-7982187 or call 613-798-4444. Prestige Design and Construction is looking for experienced asphalt personnel. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email or call: tammy@prestigeottawa.com 613-224-9437 ext. 101.

Truck Mechanic Wanted Local trucking company of 40 units looking for a mechanic, licence preferred , apprentices welcome to apply. jeff.jutzi@granttransport.com

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NEW STOPAIN COLD pain relieving products! Extra strength roll-on and spray available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Get $2 OFF coupon available at www.save.ca and www.flyerland.ca Stopain and start living! Sarah’s Home Daycare. Full Time Spots Available. Crafts, Circle Time, Lots of Toys and Much More! Kanata North/Applecross Crescent, (613)293-4520.

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Hunter Safety Canadian Firearms Course. Carp. March 30, 31, April 1. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.

wanted for Bonneville Modular Homes at Arnrprior OfďŹ ce, 82 Calabogie Road and for Kanata OfďŹ ce in Parking Lot @ Scotia Bank Place. Bilingualism is a requirement For information contact: Gilbert Cordeau 819-771-6960(()&),

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A+ Cleaning. Reliable house cleaning service for Kanata, Stittsville, and Arnprior area. Weekly, bi-weekly. One time cleans. References available. 613-290-5327.

Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. Remington 700 CDL, chambered in 7mm-08. Mint in box. Shoots 3/4 MOA at 100y. Only shot 80 times and gun range! 613-283-7386.

LEGAL #1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record! Get started TODAY for only $49.95/ month. Limited time offer. Fastest, Guaranteed Pardon in Canada. FREE consultation. 1-866-416-6772 www.expresspardons.com

LIVESTOCK St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198.

MORTGAGES $$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com MORTGAGES 1ST & 2ND /L.O.C. Private Funds Available Credit Problems? I have solutions. Please contact Jack Ronson 1-855-847-7337 Metro City Mortgages, Belleville. Licence#M08004515 Broker#10202

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Golden Years Income Tax Preparation. Personalized attention & advice. Free pick up & delivery, in Stittsville/Kanata area. CRA E-file. Students free with parents return. Reasonable rates (613)566-7077 email: mygoldenyears@rogers.com

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Taxes Stressing You? Bookkeeping By Nichole will do them for you! Quick, professional service at great rates! Call Nichole 613-207-1037.

MUSIC Music lesson times available. Guitar Bass Piano. Established teacher in Stittsville area. Paul 613-836-3268 phone, 613-327-6633 cell.

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LEGION BRANCH 480 389 Richmond, Rd. Ottawa. BINGO every Wednesday at 6:45p.m. Door and canteen open at 5:00p.m 613-725-2778

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ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. Applicants must work well in a team environment, be flexible and willing to work evenings and weekends. Make a positive, exciting career change and come along with us as we grow. Email your resume to Artistic Director Nicole Lachapelle at nlachapelle@mahoganysalonandspa.com

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Do you want to stop drinking? There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Phone 613-258-3881 or 613-8261980.

Experienced housecleaning service, very professional and reliable. Free estimates. Call Alissa (613)866-1166.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER Carleton Place, bungalow for sale. Call for details, (613)250-0519.

VEHICLES Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

WORK WANTED Certified Mason. 10 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

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Enthusiastic and responsible team players needed to provide fun and leadership for campers at this childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer camp. Counsellors will live in cabins and lead campers in the daily activities of a summer camp. Counsellors will work in one week intervals throughout the summer. Leadership training, lifeguarding and canoeing qualiďŹ cations, and previous camp counselling experiences are assets. Successful applicants must be available for a minimum of ďŹ ve weeks, such weeks to be determined. Minimum age: 16 years. Salary: $275 - $300 per week - Room and Board included For more information and to complete an application form, visit the Camp Lau-Ren website at www.lau-ren.com or contact Ron & Joanne Hartnett at hartnett@sympatico.ca or telephone 613-622-0443

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A CAMP OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA On the Ottawa River, 10 kilometers west of Deep River SUMMER EMPLOYMENT WORK PERIOD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JUNE 27th to AUGUST 26th, 2012 ASSISTANT WATERFRONT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Successful applicants must have his/her NLS and watercraft qualifications (successful applicant must be prepared to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card) and be able to work under the direction of the Waterfront Supervisor. Successful applicant must be prepared to work in a team environment. Minimum age 18 required. Salary range: $400 - $475 per week. ($3,400-$4,040 for season) CARETAKER/JANITOR â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A mature self-motivated person required to maintain the site to the Ontario Ministry of Health standards. Washrooms and kitchen must be cleaned and sanitized daily and other duties performed as required. Knowledge of some repairs an asset. Retired persons welcomed. Successful applicant must be prepared to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operators Card and be able to work in a team environment. Salary range: $400 - $550 per week. ($3,400$4,675 for season) NOTE: Free room and board applies to all positions. Summer Staff must be prepared to work as part of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;teamâ&#x20AC;? and will be expected to support other staff members as needed. For more information and to complete an application form, visit the Camp Lau-Ren website at www.lau-ren.com or contact Ron & Joanne Hartnett at hartnett@sympatico.ca or telephone 613-622-0443

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Our most beloved Joyce peacefully passed away at her home in Carp on March 1, holding the hand of her husband and soul mate, Vern, and graciously extolling love to her loving family, Shannon Nickel (Lance), Joey (Kim) and Kevin (Shauna). That was Joyce, so loving and concerned about her family. And how she loved her grandchildren: Brady, Bethany, Abby and Jake of Arnprior and Madeline, Lucas and Sarah of Barrie. Joyce was born June 6, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She truly loved her sisters, Lorraine and Judy, whom she spent many eventful years riding horseback through the sand hills south of Austin where they were all raised together on a ranch. Sadly, Joyce was predeceased by her father, Lloyd Willis, but her mother Margaret lives on in Carberry, Manitoba. All these people profoundly affected her life. Throughout her life, Joyce embraced all tasks with enthusiasm, commitment and grace: raising her children at Fairview Farm (our home of 27 years); washing their diapers in the Yukon as a grizzly so interestly watched; bringing a full busload of Carp fans to watch her son Joey make a junior hockey debute at Ottawa (much to his embarrassment); loading the vote at Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board meetings: lavishing love on all her grandchildren and trying her best to introduce them into her circle of Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three verses of Johnny Appleseed preceded all meals at the Calabogie Lake retreat. Joyce exuded energy and love for all tasks. When not blowing the horn about her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many adventures in life, some of which she participated in enthusiastically, she could be found selling country lots (only because she was so attached to nature and willing to show the people every detail of building a country home); leading the Kinburn ladies broom ball team to glory; helping Father Basil Smith (deceased) feed his pigs; organizing her beloved lady friends for bible study and singing (singing was very important) every Friday at Carp and at spiritual get-togethers at Calabogie. Joyce helped many people in finding peace of mind and love through encouragement and example. One friend â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was such a great friend and so strong in her beliefs that she influenced me and many others for goodâ&#x20AC;?. Since that fateful day in late 2008, when we first discovered her cancer many people have assisted Joyce in extending her life to a joyful, peaceful end. The family would like to thank of the kindness and excellent care shown by all the doctors attending to her, specifically Dr. Andrew Girvan, the Carefor Nurses and support staff, specifically Marsha Delaney, whom would sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus loves Meâ&#x20AC;? to Joyce right to the end and Drs. Amanda Connell and Jill Rice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are many others; also her spiritual brother, Rev. Don Anderson. At Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request there was a funeral service at 2:30 pm in the Burnstown United Church on Monday, March 5 followed by a reception at the church. For all her friends in the Carp Valley and faraway there will also be a celebration of her life from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Quality Inn in Arnprior. Joyce has directed all memoriam should be donations to the Canadian Bible Society. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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full-length album with Eddie Kramer, who worked with the Beatles, Led Zepplin and Kiss to name a few – he said he likes going back to the old stuff. “These guys are all my influences and what I would play way back in the day at bars,” Broadbridge said. Joshua Tree is one of the world’s all-time, best-selling albums, with more than 25 million copies sold, and Broadbridge said the musicians will play it cut for cut. Broadbridge said the audience has never seen anything like this before, and it was during a show for Classic Albums Live that he got one of his best compliments from a 12-year-old who had came to see Supertramp. “He told me it was the best night of his life,” Broadbridge said. “He had probably heard about the band from a parent or uncle, but he had never seen the music played out that way.” The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $45. For more information visit www.centrepointetheatre.com. Eddie Rwema photo

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: news@yourkanata.com Soup for your Soul: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr., warmly invites you to a time of worship and fellowship during Lent. Worship and lunch, starts Friday, March 2 at 12:10 p.m. and continues every Friday through Lent, until March 30. For more information about the lunches or our Easter services, call 613-8361429, or consult our website at www.trinitykanata.ca. March 10: Euchre, sponsored by Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club at Lion Dick Brule Community Centre. 170 Castlefrank Rd. Kanata. Time: 7:30 pm. Cost $10. Cash prizes, light lunch, bar services. Call 613-836-2657 for information.

March 13: The Probus Club of Western Ottawa meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m at 33 Leacock Dr.for coffee followed by a guest speaker. Grete Hale, chair of Morrison Lamonthe Inc., will speak on “Reflections of My Life in Ottawa”. The Probus Club is for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others with similar levels of interest. For more information call Pat Thompson at 613-591-1390. March 14: CFUW/Kanata invites all library users to hear a free presenation by Linda Standing, manager, public services, Ottawa Public Library

discuss the new West District Library and its services to the community. The discussion will take place at Stonehaven Manor, 70A Stonehaven Dr., starting at 7 p.m. Please contact Joy Forbes, president, joy.forbes@sympatico.ca for more details. March 10 to 16: The Ottawa Public Library’s Beaverbrook branch is offering a host of free activities during this year’s March Break. The library will host story times, puppet shows, crafts, survival skills and more during the week. The theme for this year’s activities is Survive March Break. For more information and to register for programs, visit biblioottawalibrary.ca or call the Beaverbrook branch

at 613-592-2712. March 16: Royal Canadian Legion Kanata Br 638, 70 Hines Rd., Kanata, invites everyone to a St. Patricks Day Dinner, Ceilidh and dance. Music by the Cape Breton Session Fiddlers, dance display by the Sue Fay Healey School, and Ceilidh dance calling with Brian Anderson. Tickets $20 each purchased at the branch. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Traditional Irish menu. For info call 613-591-5570. Until March 16: Friday Pasta Night – It’s been a long week and you need a break. Unwind with a plate of spaghetti at St. John’s Church, 67 Fowler St., Richmond, serving between 5 and 7 p.m. Gluten free pasta, take out, specials and desserts are also available. Everyone is welcome. March 17: The National Bank branch at 5557 Hazeldean Rd. in Stittsville will host a March break kid’s workshop, helping children develop good money habits, starting at11 a.m. Food drive: CFUW/Kanata invites the public to participate in its annual food drive for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Donations of dry food items will be collected at the Stonehaven Manor, 70 Stonehaven Dr. until Easter weekend. All items will be turned into Inukshuks on Wed. April 11, on display at the Stonehave Manor meeting hall at 7 p.m. All boxes of food will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard to help families in our community. Contact Joy Forbes, President at joy.forbes@sympatico.ca for more details.

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Tax clinic: The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (www.wocrc.ca) is offering a free Community Income Tax Clinic this year on March 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 2 MacNeil Crt., Kanata, by appointment only. The programs’ objective is to assist low-income earners, seniors, pensioners, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and others with a maximum household (gross) income of either $25,000 for individuals or $30,000 for families. This program is being offered by the Community Development Team in conjunction with volunteers from the Certified General Accountants of Ontario - Ottawa Chapter (www.cga-ontario.org). For more information or to make an appointment, call 613-5913686 ext.750. Scholarships: CFUW/Kanata will continue its annual tradition of $1,000 scholarships to seven local female high school students to assist them in their endeavours to

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further their education. All potential candidates should contact their local high school guidance councillors for guidelines and procedures. Awards are handed out at graduation in June. Volunteers needed: The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s Ontario Early Years Centre in Carp is in need of volunteers to help run the drop-in program for young children on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from about 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Laine Johnson at 613-5913686, ext. 280. Volunteers needed: Make a difference in your community by joining the dynamic team of volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital. Help to improve patient comfort and care by volunteering in one of our shops where funds raised support the purchase of specialized equipment and research. Please call volunteer services at 613-761-4279 for more information. Berry sale: In the deep of winter, many Kanata residents look forward to a bit of summer with the Earl of March Music Annual Berry Sale. Tasty and nutritious, the wild blueberries, raspberries and cranberries are individually quick-frozen and conveniently packed in a freezer bag. Profits from the fundraiser are used to support Earl of March’s music program. Blueberries: 2 kg (4.4 lb): $19. Raspberries: 2.5 kg (5.5 lb): $27. Cranberries: 2 kg (4.4 lb): $15. Sale ends Friday, Feb. 3 (delivery of fruit is Feb. 24). To order or for more information contact Michael at 613-836-2981. Tuesday/Thursday mornings: C-Life Play, a new co-operative playgroup in Beaverbrook still has spaces available for the winter 2012 season. C-Life Play runs on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. Mornings consist of play, crafts, our exclusive tumble time programming and a daily circle time. Parents, grandparents and childcare providers are all welcome. Visit www. communitylifeottawa.ca and click on C-Life Play for more details or call 613-270-0611. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: Kanata Surfers Swim club season runs until June. Kanata Leisure Center, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6:55 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Masters/exercise swims, coaching by Liliana Rusu. Contact: Doug Williams at: ddouga@rogers.com or 613592-1646 for more information. Wednesdays: The 872 Kiwanis Kanata Air Cadets

meet at 6:30 p.m. at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, on Abbeyhill Drive. All girls and boys aged 12 to 18 are eligible to join the air cadet program, which fosters leadership, personal development and the theory and practice of flying. There is no cost to join this program. Please see www.872-squadron-rcac.ca and www.cadets.ca for more information. New cadets can sign up anytime throughout the year if they reach at least 12 years of age. Wednesdays: Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that don’t work? Give Overeaters Anonymous a try. Meetings every Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd. at Kinburn Side Road (beside Sensplex). Thursdays: The Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. at 4026 Richmond Rd., Bells Corners Legion. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.ca  Fridays: English Country Dance Club – Friday evenings until May. Join us on Friday evenings as we step back in time to dance traditional English country dances, many of which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. New members are always welcome. We offer classes for beginners during the first half of the evening. You do not need a partner as it is traditional in English country dancing to change partners after each dance. Dances are held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr., Kanata. The cost is $10 per evening which counts toward yearly membership. The first evening is free to allow you to come and see if this is for you. For further information please visit our web site at www.ottawaenglishdance.org/ or call Brenda at: 613-839-0055. E-waste drop off: Waste Management has an approved Ontario Electronic Waste depot at 254 Westbrook Rd., open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., where anyone within the City of Ottawa can drop off electronic items for disposal at no charge. Materials accepted are: printers, scanners, typewriters, computers, monitors, photocopiers, televisions, telephones, answering machines, receivers, amplifiers, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, cameras, microwaves, equalizers/(pre)amplifiers, radios, speakers, turntables, computer peripherals (keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives), audio/video players, recorders. They also accept tires (without rims).


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SCORPIO –-Oct 22 22 SCORPIO Oct24/Nov 24/Nov Scorpio, there’s not much can do current Scorpio, focus on keeping you yourself in about great the shape. Feeling situation. thingsonwon’t solveand anything, under the Complaining weather canabout be taxing the body the so whyEatwaste the and breath? news is on the horizon. spirit. healthy get Better more exercise.

GEMINI - May 21 GEMINI – May22/Jun 22/Jun 21 Gemini, don’tinstincts, worry if Gemini. the spark seems to have sizzled Trust your Someone who seems likeout they of your While there may be amay bump the haverelationship. your best interests at heart really havein ulterior road, this is Heed by noCapricorn’s means thesage end advice. of the whole thing. motives.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 21 Sagittarius, taking notice yourToo feelings can go a You’re in over yourtime head,toSagittarius. many projects long wayenough towardhelpers mitigating stress you andfeeling bringing peace of and not can leave overmind. It also othertoopportunities to relax. whelmed. Youcreates may want tackle one thing at a time.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 CANCER 22/Jul Cancer, have– Jun some fun at22work. Just because it is a means Cancer, you maydoesn’t feel likemean you’re the only keeping to making money it has to beone serious andthe shipevery from sinking. is not the case. Behindboring day. Be However, creative inthis your methods. the-scenes work is taking place, too. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 YouLEO are–at top of23 your game this week, Leo. Expect to Julthe 23/Aug sailLeo, through projects the speed of light. Also you. anticipate it seems as if at drama is always following That’s others turning youtoforbeadvice of theorvibe youall because youtotend the lifebecause of the party prefer give. eyes be on you. Think about being less conspicuous. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept Don’t expect others to be22 mind readers, Virgo. If you have Virgo, it’stohard keep say friends are overly critical of something say,to simply it. Itif isyou better than going the way live their lives. Remember, through thethey guessing game of your feelings.no one is perfect — including you. Keep an open mind.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 CAPRICORN – Dec Capricorn, focus on22/Jan fitness20 as the warm weather is once Capricorn, beginnings haveYou’ll arrived andtoyou’re excited again rightnew around the corner. want look and feel aboutbest all of the prospects. Others may share your joy but your when it comes time to enjoy the great outdoors. not to the extent that you do. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, too much AQUARIUSdon’t – Janfret 21/Feb 18 over a situation that’s been troubling Realizing situation is your a great first step. Aquarius, you. it’s alright to bethecautious with decisions, but Now thetoo help of could othersindicate to determine a solution. takingseek much long you’re not ready for a change. -Soon spouse or20 partner will grow impatient. PISCES Feba19/Mar

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36. Woman (French) 37. N’Djamena is the capital 38. Not kind 39. Times past 40. Bird of the family Cracidae 41. Metric linear unit 44. Father of Psychology Wilhelm 45. Commonly encountered 48. Swiss river 49. Heavy unglazed drapery fabric 50. Community Relations Officer (abbr.) 51. Sidewalk material

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1. Protoctist 2. Coat with plaster 3. Nocturnal birds of prey 4. Airforce of Great Britain 5. Before 6. Communist color 7. Partners with mamas 8. Arabian gulf & sultanate 9. Cony 10. Plunder 11. Make bigger 12. Dress up garishly 14. Gin with dry vermouth 17. Opposite of LTM 18. Feels ongoing dull pain 20. A major division of geological time

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