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‘It was barbaric’ Glen Cairn man charged with attempted murder BLAIR EDWARDS AND JESSICA CUNHA blair.edwards@metroland.com

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a domestic dispute in Glen Cairn that sent a woman to hospital with severe head injuries last week. Robert James Johnston was also charged with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and uttering threats and was scheduled to appear in an Ottawa courtroom on Monday, March 14. A co-worker said the victim, who he identified as Amanda, 24, was awake and conscious in the hospital on Monday. Ottawa police and paramedics responded to a call at a semi-detached house on Spearman Lane at 10:26 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Police discovered Amanda lying in a pool of her own blood in a bedroom. She was wheeled on a stretcher to an ambulance and a police officer carried the woman’s two-year-old daughter from the home. Police will not comment on the case as it involves domestic abuse and is still under investigation. Officers were in the duplex during the weekend and on Monday, March 14, guarding the evidence. Amanda works part time as a cashier at a Kanata LCBO and teaches young children at a Bridlewood day care. The woman is recovering from her injuries in hospital and improving everyday, said a co-worker from the LCBO, who asked to remain anonymous. Amanda suffered numerous wounds to her head during the attack, said the man. ATTEMPTED MURDER, see 3

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Traffic will be redirected from Fernbank Road once construction starts to upgrade the stretch of pavement from a rural section to an urban roadway. The city hosted a public meeting on March 7 at the Glen Cairn Community Centre where about 30 residents reviewed the proposed plans and provided comments on the reconstruction. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley said there was a slight change in the original proposal; the land along Terry Fox Drive at Fernbank is still being farmed. He said when the curb is constructed a cut must be made in order to have room for the width of farming equipment to get on and off the roadway. “They’ll do what it takes to accommodate him,” said Hubley about the farmer who raised the issue. During construction, traffic will be redirected to Terry Fox Drive and Eagleson Road using Cope Drive and Romina Street. As well, Templeford Avenue is being finished and paved before construction on Fernbank begins.

“Templeford will be connected to Fernbank and will be completed in order to access Cope,” said Hubley. The project includes repaving Fernbank, the addition of sidewalks, cycling lanes and curbs, as well as realigning the intersection at Fernbank and Eagleson roads. Hubley said the job should be done quickly with as little inconvenience as possible to residents. The intersection at Fernbank and Eagleson is being realigned so that the two roads will meet at a 90 degree angle. This is being done because a shopping plaza, which Hubley said is set to contain a large grocery retailer and a well-known coffee chain, is set to be constructed across the street. “We’re doing a slight change to (the intersection) so it comes out at the same point of the new shopping centre,” said Hubley, who added it was easier to do that part of the realignment now instead of waiting for the complex to be built. Left and right-turn lanes will also be installed at Romina and Templeford, and crews will be replacing the signal lights at Terry Fox to account for widening of the road due to the introduction of cycle lanes and sidewalks. Project manager Luke Foley said the construction of cycle lanes, sidewalks and curbs is a standard practice in residential communities. Hubley added he hoped to be making more announcements on other roadwork projects in the area in the coming weeks.

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“It was barbaric,” he said. “The friends who have (visited her) are just saddened.” Police have asked friends and witnesses to keep information about the assault under wraps during the investigation. Friends and co-workers at the LCBO have set up a trust fund at the Toronto Dominion bank branch on 457 Hazeldean Rd. for the woman to help her pay her bills and care for her two-yearold daughter Hannah. “We just want to get her moving forward on the road to recovery,” said the co-worker. “There’s been an outpouring of community support from people who walk into the store,” he said, adding that Amanda appreciates the notes, letters and flowers she has received. “Amanda is very generous and positive. A lot of people who came into the store knew her because she was such a happy kid.” Amanda bought a duplex in Glen Cairn about three years ago, said the man, and lived there with the accused. The woman has no family living in the area, said her co-worker. “She’s on her own and has been for years,” he said. Amanda often talked about her daughter at work, said the man. “It was all about her daughter,” he

said. “I think her daughter has become a focus and a guide for her.” Julie Martin, who lives across the street from Amanda, said Amanda and Johnston were a quiet couple who kept to themselves. “She is really nice, a very nice girl,” said Martin. “We’ve seen her at Halloween with the little one dressed up.”

Amanda volunteered at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s early years centre a few years ago, said Terry Beeton, an employee of the early years centre. “She was a very strong young woman,” said Beeton. “She’s overcome a lot in her personal life, so this was a real shock.”

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The Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge is in the running for a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Although the Dunrobin centre did well when it ran for the grant in the fall of last year, finishing 11th, it couldn’t secure one of the top two spots needed in order to claim the money. “It was encouraging because we got up to number 11 our of 77 ideas in our $25,000 category,” said CCWR founder Lynne Rowe. “I was very encouraged we did that well the first round. We’re hoping we can spread the word further – we have to get in the top two in order to win the money.” So far, the centre is ranked 14 out of 87 ideas in its category. “I’m very optimistic this year,” said Rowe. The Pepsi Refresh Project calls for individuals, businesses or notfor-profit organizations to submit

ideas that will benefit their communities. The public votes for their favourite ideas and the top-ranked ideas in each monetary category are awarded to help fund their proposals. “If we get the funding for this, it will make a huge difference on how quickly we’re able to answer the needs for wildlife services in the area,” said Rowe. “We’ll be able to get up and running that much faster.” Rowe said she signed up for the $25,000 grant because the amount will help get the wildlife refuge up off the ground. “We really felt that that’s the amount it would take to get us up and running quickly,” she said. “That’s a breakthrough amount for us to be well set up to begin taking in animals this summer.” It’s Rowe’s goal to have the Ministry of Natural Resources approve the CCWR and be able to foster wildlife this coming summer. “That’s a hard position to be in,” she said about waiting for ministry approval. “I know there’s going to be a huge need for animals. I’m hoping we can get enough money to complete what we need to do.” She said people can vote for the CCWR everyday under the heading “open a wildlife rehabilitation centre for fawns and other wildlife.” “This is a totally different approach; getting your community caring about your project and wanting to help out, getting them excited about us,” said Rowe. “It’s a very easy way for them to help us out. They don’t have to fork any money over to us themselves but just vote. We’re asking people to try and find two friends to vote as well.” Outreach co-ordinator Melissa Kerr started a Facebook photo project with Magnus the stuffed raccoon to help remind people to vote everyday. “I wanted to give daily reminders to people to vote for us that didn’t feel pushy,” said Kerr, who lives in Katimavik. “Get them excited about voting.” She chose a raccoon because they are one of the animals that have a hard time in Ottawa. “I chose Magnus the Raccoon because I feel that he really embodies an animal in

Ottawa that is having a really rough time,” she said. “Often raccoons are in need of rehabilitation and have no where to go.” She said it’s fun thinking up concepts for where to photograph Magnus voting for the refuge, such as in bed, while eating and even during a visit to Parliament Hill. “I thought taking photos of plastic wildlife would be something fun and a reminder that people wouldn’t feel uncomfortable with,” said Kerr. She said she hopes the refuge makes it into the top two because as Ottawa keeps growing, so will the need for wildlife rehabilitation. “There is no plan for wildlife in Ottawa and we’re constantly growing as a community. It leaves us with displaced wildlife,” said Kerr. “This is important to me because it think wildlife deserve a hand – we live where they live.” FUNDING Last year, the CCWR managed to raise enough funds to do a 100-foot portion of solid wood fencing for the beginning of an outdoor enclosure. If the centre wins one of the top two spots, the $25,000 will go towards: • Finishing the wooden fence enclosure. • Build more individual wildlife enclosures for different species. • Outfit the clinic with an electrical connection. • Start up a wildlife hotline. “I recently attended the national wildlife rehabilitators’ association conference in the states,” said Rowe. “I was really sold on the huge benefit that a wildlife hotline can provide so we’d really like to get something like that up and running. A lot of wildlife issues can be resolved as long as someone is there over the phone.” Rowe said she has a few fundraisers in the works for the centre, including an event for National Wildlife Week, which is in April, and a baby shower event for spring birth season. Voting ends on April 30. To vote for the CCWR, visit www.refresheverything.ca/ constancecreek. For more information on the CCWR, visit www.ccwr.ca, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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One Katimavik women took an alternative route to dealing with her cancer diagnosis by turning to holistic therapy. Margaret Maier, who has worked as an environmental health specialist for over 20 years, was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2008 after a trip to her doctor revealed a small lump on her thyroid gland that contained cancerous cells. Before her diagnosis, Maier had been to her doctor a number of times to deal with issues of depression, lethargy and other complications. “I received no diagnosis or treatment,” she said. So she completed a hair analysis test and the results were shocking. “I had high levels of arsenic, lead and antimony,” said Maier, who began researching different detoxification methods that pull heavy metals out of the body. She found one called the ionic cleanse through a friend. The ionic cleanse uses volts of electricity to stimulate the pores to open in a person’s feet, allowing heavy metals to escape. “This one I find pulls out the most heavy metals, toxins and acidic residues,” said Maier, who started a detox program with the machine. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with cancer. She said the doctors told her the best course of action would be to remove the entire thyroid gland. “It’s a critical gland,” said Maier. “I believe the removal of any gland in your body puts more pressure on the rest of the system.” Instead, she decided to treat herself with a mixture of holistic remedies and alternative therapies. She said she thinks others should be aware of other treatments for cancer aside from surgery, chemo and radiation. “When you’re diagnosed with cancer you’re terrified,” said Maier. “There is no alternative information offered. I was still terrified but I chose to opt out of surgery and continue my detoxification.” Once a week for three months, Maier used the ionic cleanse machine in conjunction with acupuncture and glutathione supplements. “The acupuncture was effective in combination with the detox to keep my energy stronger,” she said. “The glutathione, which is produced in the liver, as we age we produce less. It’s an antioxidant, immune booster and detoxifier. I really started to feel an improvement in my en-

ergy, my mood, my skin colour and my blood circulation. I knew at a deep level I was healing; my health was improving on a weekly basis.” The second biopsy done sixth months later revealed there were no more cancerous cells. “Within six months I was cancer-free,” said Maier. “The doctor gave me no credit whatsoever. As a doctor it’s critical to be open-minded. You can learn from your patients.” PRACTICE Maier runs Naturally You, a holistic therapy clinic, which offers various alternative services, such as massage, environmental home and workplace inspections, ear candling, and the ionic cleanse detox for people and animals. “It was through my own experience that this machine was introduced to the practice,” she said. “I’m a results-oriented person. I wouldn’t use this if I didn’t get results.” She said people need to know what sort of alternative treatments are available to them. “It’s being overlooked,” she said. “If you focus on detoxifying the body you will feel the benefits. I think it’s critical people are given alternative choices to take back control of their own bodies.” She said she’s had people come in for various issues, both physical and mental, including cancer, arthritis, joint pain, skin conditions, depression, ADD and ADHD, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Chemicals in a person’s body can come from the air, food, water and unhealthy environments. “I help the person clean out their body,” said Maier. Dave Falle said he only decided to go and try it out after seeing the improvements in his wife and a friend of the family. “I know that I was skeptical, a non believer going into it,” said Falle, who lives in Stittsville. “I think that’s an important point. Most people wouldn’t, I wouldn’t in a million years have done this but I saw the benefits of both my wife and my friend. It does sound a little bit quackery, snake-oilish but I felt the benefits immediately.” During his first session, he said Maier commented on how the machine was working on his joints. “You live with it so long, you don’t even think about,” said Falle about his joint pain. “If you had asked me going in, I would have said there’s nothing wrong with me,

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I’m fine. While I was sitting in the chair, Maggie looks at the water and says ‘Oh, it’s going into your joints.’ I didn’t even think of that. As soon as I got up I thought ‘Wow that’s a lot better.’ My knees were literally 100 per cent better.” Falle, who plays the position of goalie on his hockey team, was thinking about giving up the game before he tried the alternative therapy. “I was getting to the point where I was ready to give it up because it was hurting too much,” he said. “I’ve played 11 times this week. I love to be able to do it.” Maier said being able to help people is the best part of her job. “At the end of the day I consider myself a teacher of alternative therapies, to help others heal themselves,” she said. “Instead of giving your power away to a doctor it’s about empowering yourself. My cancer experience has taught me this whole world of alternative therapies and they work. They’re effective.” For more information, visit http://naturallyyou.info.

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he old adage “slow and steady wins the race” doesn’t seem to be something Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson buys into. Ottawa’s mayor has blown through his first 100 days in office with nary a flinch, and blew even faster through the city’s 2011 budget – in a mere four hours, with little protest from his fellow councillors who applauded him from around the table. He’s been spotted at what seems like every single community event in the city since inauguration, popping into a Kanata school concert at 9 a.m. and showing up at an Orleans art show half an hour later, keeping a running commentary on Twitter all the while. The question is, can he keep it up? Watson may not be a long distance runner, but he could learn a lesson from one if he expects to keep up the pace heading out of his honeymoon stage and into the real work of mayoral marriage. He’ll especially need a strong endurance strategy if he hopes to fast-forward the city’s light rail plans, getting the controversial project tendered and under way this year, as he told the Kourier-Standard he plans to do.

In a noble effort to save the city some embarrassment, Watson has supported several councillors’ requests that city staff push the whole painfully slow project ahead two years in order to avoid any clash with the 150-year anniversary of Confederation in 2017, instead of drawing out construction to 2019. But skepticism for the light rail project runs as deep as the proposed tunnel under downtown, and later this month Watson will likely face his toughest and longest battle yet to nail down the details of his transit plans for light rail and OCTranspo route cuts and amendments. He’ll also need some energy for OC Transpo contract talks beginning around the same time, which promise to add some colour to his otherwise monochrome mayoral record so far. On top of all that, he still plans to run from one end of the city to the other attending the many community events he could be sending his deputies to. With a schedule like that, Watson risks burnout or at least a damaging slip-up or two. The moral, then, is a preventative one: slow down and take a breather, or risk losing the race entirely.

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Ottawa residents will see an extra 2.45 per cent (about $75 for an average home) tacked onto their tax bill this year. City council made quick work of its budget on March 8, passing the budget in about four hours with few changes. After the budget passed, councillors broke out in a standing ovation for Mayor Jim Watson Jim Watson, whose first Mayor budget met his election commitment to keep the tax increase under 2.5 per cent. Some councillors, such a Rideau-Rockliffe’s Peter Clark, weren’t happy with the congeniality around the council horseshoe and said there should have been more debate. “If we are going to start out the process with ‘Thou shalt approve this budget,’ we don’t need all this discussion,” Clark said. Most of the discussion on the budget happened during committee meetings that have been taking place since the draft budget was tabled in January. Those discussions led to a few tweaks before council voted on it last week. The water and sewer rate is also going up 3.9 per cent, or about $24 for an average household. Last year’s tax increase was 3.77 per cent, and it was 4.9 for the two years before that to catch up from the 0.3 per cent increase in the first year of the previous council’s term. Councillors sped though each of the budgets for committees such as environment and community and protective services. Council had already passed the operating before a handful of councillors

(Rainer Bloess, Bob Monette and Doug Thompson) raised their hands to object to portions of the transit budget. There was some discussion surrounding the perceived benefit of purchasing 75 double-decker buses for OC Transpo. Some councillors, including Monette (Orleans) suggested the money could be better spent to prevent route cutbacks. But Alain Mercier, the head of OC Transpo, said the ongoing savings from the buses, which are cheaper to run and maintain, will pay off in the long run. The move is expected to save the city $10 million a year by 2015. Another concern raised by Capital Ward Coun. David Chernushenko was the cost of the Alta Vista Transportation Corridor link, a new $62-million, 1.2-kilometre section of road from Riverside Drive to the Ottawa General Hospital campus. Vivi Chi, the city’s manager of transportation planning, said the city will be looking to save on costs by finding efficiencies during the engineering process. Some councillors bemoaned the lack of investment in roads and sidewalks in their wards. The city is spending about $30 million on infrastructure renewal in 2011, but it should be spending more than twice that amount in order to replace aging infrastructure, said Wayne Newell, general manager of infrastructure services. Councillors did vote to add the election rebate program back into the budget for a year so city staff can study the impact the program has before deciding whether to axe it or keep it. The program reimburses people who make contributions of $50 or more to municipal election candidates. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt wants to streamline the budget process. He introduced a motion asking council to consider developing multi-year budgets. The city treasurer’s office will study that possibility, and council’s governance renewal subcommittee will debate it, likely in the fall. Coun. Stephen Blais (Cumberland) also introduced a motion aimed at changing the budget process – he wants the city to think about adopting a “balanced scorecard” approach. That involves comparing the city’s priorities to what it is spending in different areas.

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First, rather than spend money on field staff such as by-law officers, the City of Ottawa and other area municipalities adopted a complaintsbased approach years ago, whereby the onus was put on citizens to call in complaints about potholes, unplowed roads, ice-covered sidewalks, littered parks, burnt-out street lights, plugged storm drains, abandoned buildings, overgrown hedges, garbage-strewn properties, barking dogs, noisy parties, and so on. Small wonder then that numerous calls are made, including multiple, repeated complaints about matters that might never have arisen had proper standards and by-law enforcement procedures been put in place by our municipal government. Second, many 311-related incidents involve strangers rather than well-

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson marked 100 days in office on March 9.

Watson celebrates 100 days LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Watson says he keeps a binder of his 65-or-so election promises at his desk, he opens it once a week to check the progress he has made on those promises. “I see those campaign commitments I made as my contract with the public,” Watson said. “They gave me my marching orders on Oct. 25 (Election Day) and they expect me to follow through on those promises.” So far, he has knocked off about 15 of those promises in his first budget. The biggest one was keeping this year’s tax increase to 2.5 per cent. It’s a commitment he made for each of the four years of his term. The first year, Watson’s “honeymoon” budget, will stick out as the eas-

iest, particularly because the province took on the cost of some social programs, freeing up about $25 million for the city this year. Under former mayor Larry O’Brien’s tenure, the tax hike was small in the first year of the term, was double the rate of inflation in the last three years of the term. That’s because past council’s raided the city’s reserve funds to head off tax increases. “The city went through a number of years of tax freezes, and guess what happens the following year? The taxes go up above the rate of inflation, Watson said. “We saw that in the last council.” Both councillors and citizens expressed their support for a 2.5 per cent increase, Watson said. WATSON, see 9

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mission will hear ideas to make the bus system more efficient, including route cutbacks, as well as a new business plan for OC Transpo. “For far too many years, the system has been micromanaged and cobbled together to the point where it is no longer financially sustainable,” Watson said. The debate could prove to be the most divisive yet for this congenial council. “It’s going to be a challenging debate because it becomes very personal,” Watson said, with councillors defending individual routes in their wards that will affect their residents. Transit is also on the mayor’s mind when it comes to the city’s planned $2.1billion light rail system. Keeping the costs within the budget, which is estimated in 2009 dollars – won’t be easy. “I’ll be fully at ease when the tenders come in,” Watson said. “Until those figures come in, we can estimate as best we can, but the reality is it will be up to bidders to come up with a price. But Watson said he’s committed to seeing the project through. “Until we have the numbers nailed down, I am not going to be celebrating the start of the project. But I am very much committed to getting on with this,” Watson said. “I certainly will view it as a failure on my part if we’re not able to get the transit system on light rail construction started during this term of council,” he added.

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Police investigate alleged assault during Stallions game Kanata goalie knocked out with concussion DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN AND BLAIR EDWARDS blair.edwards@metroland.com

Cornwall police are investigating an alleged assault after a Kanata Stallions goaltender was injured during a Central Canada Hockey League playoff game between the Stallions and the Cornwall Colts on Sunday, March 13. Stallions netminder Scott Shackell left the game with a concussion after he was checked by Colts forward Michael Borkowski while playing the puck behind the net, causing him to lose his helmet as he fell and hit his head on the ice. Borkowski was given a major penalty and game misconduct for charging Shackell just 57 seconds into Game 3. Cornwall police Const. Brenda MacIntosh said the investigation is in its preliminary stages and that they are gathering evidence based on the entire game. Without Shackell, the Stallions lost the game 7-1 and now trail the best-of-seven series 2-1 heading into Game 4 in Kanata on Tuesday, March 15. The Stallions, who said the concussion will sideline their goaltender for the rest of the series and maybe the entire playoffs, are calling on the league to crack down on goaltender interference. The CCHL announced it will issue indefinite suspensions to players who received game misconducts on both teams following last Sunday’s game. The league said it will take further action once the police investigation is completed. Colts defenceman Matthew Zanardo was given a four-minute penalty for spearing Stallions forward Brandon Bussey, plus a match penalty for attempting to injure Bussey after cross-checking him in the back of the head while he was on the ice. Zanardo will have to face the music for his actions, Colts head coach Ian MacInnis said. “He did lose it for an amount of time – his emotions took over,” said MacInnis. “He must deal with the consequences coming at him.” Stallions’ forward Ryan Bradley received a “travesty of the game” misconduct during the March 13 game after he gave Colts fans the one-fingered salute, while teammate Nick Samoluk was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for changing. CCHL president Kevin Abrams said he has also taken issue with

the conduct of both coaches – MacInnis and Stallions’ Adam Dewan – even though no penalties were called on them. “It’s clear there has to be a level of respect with the coaches,” he said. “That’s something we’re going to address as a league going forward. They’ll be a higher expectation placed on those coaches to, first of all, control their own emotions and secondly, to make sure their players are under better control.” Abrams wouldn’t comment on the issues specifically, but said coaches could be fined or suspended in the future. ZERO TOLERANCE Shackell’s mother said the league needs to take action to clamp down on hits to the head and goalie interference. “There should be zero tolerance for this,” said Mary-Ann Shackell. “This is not part of the game. “I think it’s time they did something about this kind of behaviour. This is not part of hockey and nor should it be – it’s sickening,” she said. “Some education has to start happening from the NHL down with regards to hits to the head.” Shackell has played 15 years without a concussion and was close to landing a partial athletic scholarship at the University of Michigan. This year he has suffered two concussions, both in games against the Cornwall Colts. Sunday’s hit left Shackell with a bump on the back of his neck and whiplash. Shackell is still experiencing headaches, said his mother. “These headaches are ongoing,” she said. “He had a previous concussion in November – after a day he was feeling fine, but not this time.” Shackell was scheduled to meet with a specialist in head injuries on Wednesday, March 16. On Tuesday, March 15, Shackell made a statement to Cornwall police about Sunday’s game. Dewan said the league should have clamped down the first time a Cornwall player ran the Stallions’ goaltender on Friday, March 11, when Colts forward Kyle Baun upended Sheckell. “None of this should have happened,” he said. “If they had suspended him right away that would have set the bar.” WARNING Instead, Abrams sent a directive to all of the league’s officials and coaches on March 13, outlining that no leniency would be permissible regarding any contact to goaltenders. He said the notice was not sent

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Cornwall police are investigating an alleged assault after Kanata Stallions goaltender Scott Shackell was injured during a Central Canada Hockey League playoff game between the Stallions and the Cornwall Colts on Sunday, March 13. solely because of the incident involving Baun. He said the issue has been a league-wide problem so far in the playoffs. Baun was assessed a two-minute goaltender interference penalty late in the game when he collided with Shackell behind the net. Abrams said the right call was made by the on-ice officials and that he was told the Kanata goaltender was not injured on the play. The play was not reviewed for supplemental discipline by the league. “If the letter didn’t do that (prevented another incident), then I don’t know why a suspension would have,” Abrams said. “That player (Baun) wasn’t involved in any transgressions the next game. I don’t think there’s any connection. “We have to support the referees on the ice. We can’t re-referee the game.” The hit induced a skirmish, resulting in three 10-minute misconducts on each team. Kanata was leading 3-0 at the time of the incident. They would go on to win 3-1 as Shackell made 61 saves. “The frustrating thing from my perspective is I sent this out on Sunday morning (March 13) and in that game alone there were three contacts to goaltenders,” said Abrams. “I don’t know if that’s a terrible coincidence or just being disrespectful of the league direction, but it’ll clearly be part

of what happens when we issue the suspensions. Going forward there will become clear direction as far as what the league’s policy will be.” Dewan said the Colts may be trying to win the playoff series by running the Stallions goaltender. “He’s probably, in my mind, the best goalie in the league and they intentionally knock him out,” he said. “Is there a set plan to run our goalie and try to win games?” MacInnis said he has never told his players to run the Stallions crease. “It’s not what I do,” he said. “I’ve been at this for some time. I have no intention of asking kids to go out and do things that don’t make sense.” MacInnis said he felt bad about Shackell’s injury. “He’s a great kid and a great player,” he said. “At no time have I instructed, nor would Mike Borkowski, do what (he’s) accused of,” he added. “Borkowski was clearly trying to retrieve the puck.” Colts forward Michael Rowbotham said MacInnis told his players not to run the goaltender before the start of Game 3. “He made it very clear we weren’t supposed to go near the goalies,” said Rowbotham. “We’re hoping Scott Shackell can get back in the game. You don’t like to see stuff like that in hockey on either side.” Abrams said league vice-presi-

dent of hockey operations, Bruce Baskin, has met with team officials and would talk to both coaches prior to the start of Game 4. Abrams added he has talked to both owners that he expects the shenanigans will subside. “This is a terrible string of events,” he said. “My hope is that what usually happens, happens (in Game 4). When that conduct to the game happens the next game is usually much more controlled.” Although he wouldn’t be playing in Game 4 for the Stallions, Bradley said the league has to do something to reduce the number of hits to the head in the league. “In all of hockey head contact, even in the NHL, is something that needs to be changed – fine players, fine coaches,” said Bradley. “A lot of guys don’t care if they hurt another player.” Bradley said he had a concussion earlier this year in a game against Cumberland, and the Stallions best centre, Brent Bisbee, was knocked out indefinitely with a concussion in a game against Hawkesbury this month. “He told me yesterday he’s having trouble reading – he’s not going to be able to play for two weeks,” said Bradley. “I just think (hits to the head) should be a suspension. “There’s only so many hits to the head you’re gonna take before they’re going to say, ‘Either you’re going to die if you take another hit or you can’t play anymore.’”


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Adam Dewan led the Kanata Stallions to a 27-point improvement over last season, allowing them to reach the Central Canada Hockey League’s playoffs for the first time since 2008. On March 8, the Stallions rookie bench boss was named the league’s Coach of the Year for his efforts. Dewan was also named to the league’s first all-star team three days later. “It’s something you don’t expect,� Dewan said. “I think every coach in this league is a good coach and there are teams with higher records than us. It’s definitely a big surprise for me.�

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After a rollercoaster season, Kanata finished the season in seventh place with a 28-28-6 record and secured a playoff berth for the first time in three years thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Hawkesbury Hawks on Feb. 25 – their second-last game of the season. Dewan – who was hired last August after working as an assistant coach with the Ottawa 67’s – credits the cohesion on the team as a key reason for their success. “We didn’t make that many changes at the trade deadline,� the Kanata native said. “We just made a couple of key trades at the start of the year.� Chief among them was the acquisition of goaltender Scott Shackell from the Carleton Place Canadians on Sept. 23. Shackell went 25-17-2 with a .915 save percentage, 2.93 goals-against average and three shutouts after he was traded to his hometown team, along with forward Zach Rodier, for a thirdround 2012 draft pick and a player development fee. His play allowed the team to make quite the turnaround after starting the season 0-4-1 prior to his arrival. He was named also named to the league’s second all-star team for his efforts. “With 10 rookies and a lot of new faces to the team this year, bringing in Scott definitely solidified our goaltending and helped us win a lot of key games,� Dewan said. “It helps our young guys, for the mistakes they

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Adam Dewan, the Stallions rookie bench boss, was named the league’s Coach of the Year on March 8 and credits the cohesion on the team as a key reason for their success. make, Scott’s there to back them up. “To build a winning team, you build from the net out.� Dewan was hired after former bench boss Vince Malette got a job as an assistant coach of the German Elite League’s Berlin Eisbaren last July. When Dewan was brought on, the hope was the Stallions would go from earning 35 points in 2009-10 to making the post-season dance this year. There reward: a matchup with the powerhouse Cornwall Colts, which started with Game 1 on March 10. With Game 4 scheduled for March 15, after press deadline, the Stallions

were trailing 2-1 in the series. Kanata went 1-4 against the Colts this season. “That was the goal from Day 1 – to get this team into the playoffs,� he said prior to the start of the series. “It’s a whole new season. There are no more rookies. Everyone’s played a full season. You go out and play hard and don’t worry about them – worry about yourself – and play as a team, good things will happen.� With the Stallions hosting the Fred Page Cup – eastern Canada’s junior A championship – in 2012, becoming an elite team will be the next step.

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KANATA CUP, from 11 The Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took home the Kanata Cup this year but the KRSG had a number of gold medal performaces from their aesthetic group (AGG) Kanata Energy in the Provincial Junior category, Kanata Sensations in the Interclub Level 3 category, Kanata Rhythmic Harmony in the Interclub Level 2 category, New Kanata group the Kanata Charms in the Interclub Level 1 Category, and Kanata Mystique in the Interclub level 5 category. AGG Level 3 group Kanata Charisma won the silver medal. The theme for this year’s Kanata Cup was

“The World Meets in Switzerland.� KRSG has a team of gymnasts who will represent Canada at the World Gymnaestrada event in Lausanne, Switzerland this summer from July 10 to 16. “We just found out that our girls are one of only two teams from Canada who were selected to perform in the special English Evening performance,� said Helen Nowell in an email. Groups from Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, will also perform at the world-class event. The gymnastics festival is expecting over 20,000 participants of all ages from all over the world. With files from Helen Nowell

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It was déjà vu all over again for Mark Borowiecki at Scotiabank Place. Only three years ago the then 18year-old Bridlewood native was pulling on a Sens jersey after Ottawa had selected him with their 139th pick in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft held at Scotiabank Place. Last week, the 21-year-old blueliner took the next step up the ladder of professional hockey, signing a two-way entry level contract with the Senators, agreeing to start playing for the team’s American Hockey League farm team in Binghamton, N.Y. “It was kind of surreal when I got down there,” said Borowiecki. “I remember walking out and giving a big sigh saying ‘I can’t believe that just happened.” Borowiecki surrendered his final year of eligibility at Clarkston University in Potsdam, N.Y., to play for the Binghamton Senators next year. “For me that was probably the most difficult part,” said Borowiecki. “I can’t say enough good things about the (Clarkson) coaches and the team.” The Bridlewood native was named captain of the Clarkson Golden Knights during his junior year and led his team into the East Coast Conference playoffs until they were bounced by Harvard last week.

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Kanata coach awarded for high performance Rhythmic gymnast instructor and founder of KRSG honoured at Ontario Coaches Conference JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

A Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club (KRSG) coach was awarded top honours in the High Performance Category (female) at the 2011 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards held in February. Dasa Lelli was presented with her award at the Ontario Coaches Conference, which was held at the London Convention Centre in London, Ont. “It was wonderful because the coaching community has such a talent, such a creative people

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and to be recognized among this group for this year it was a high honour,” said Lelli, who founded the Kanata Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Club in 1975 with former Ottawa Gymnastics Club president Sandy McManus. Lelli, who hails from the former Czechoslovakia, first started her path in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of five. After coming to Canada to study at the University of Ottawa, Lelli said she noticed a lack of gymnastics clubs in the area. So she set about the task of creating one in Kanata. She sat in on meetings when the Bridlewood Community Elementary School was built and had some input into its design. “I wanted to make sure it had a nice high ceiling because of the props that are used. They compete with ropes, ribbons, balls and hoops and I wanted this gym to have a ceiling that was high enough,” Lelli said. “And it also has a nice wooden floor.” The club has grown into the largest rhythmic gymnastics club in Ontario – but it doesn’t have a permanent home. “I’ve been on a crusade…for 35 years it seems, to get a permanent home for this club,” said Lelli. “We are always on the move – different halls and gyms and churches in and

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Those interested in finding out where their favourite library books are can now use their smart phone. The Ottawa Public Library has introduced an iPhone app that will give residents across the city the ability to do the following: • Search for items and use a geo-locator to find the closest location;

• Manage an account, renew items, place holds and view what has been checked out; • Check out recent arrivals and read what others are saying. The app has been launched at a time where technology is at the forefront of the library’s evolving services. Podcasts, e-books and downloadable music, and audio books are now a big component of the digital services offered.

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For the 2011 season, the Nepean Minor Lacrosse Association will run a girls only program at the novice/peewee (birth year 1999-2002) and bantam/midget (birth year 1995-1998) levels. The program’s purpose is to introduce girls to lacrosse through weekly practices and games. The girls program will run twice per week (dates and times to be determined) from mid-April to the end of the school year.

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Please note that all players in the girls program cannot participate in the boys house league program. In the event not enough girls register for a girls only program; players can elect to play in the mixed (boys and girls) house league program or receive a full refund.

• A note to those registering children other than their own: the registrant’s parent or guardian must sign the registration form.

• All players require a parent’s or guardian’s signature. • New players will need a photocopy of the player’s birth certificate to accompany registration. Please note: have a photocopy ahead of time as there will be no copying service available at the registration locations.

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Ottawa women now have a chance to get better breast cancer detection thanks to new and innovative breast cancer equipment at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic, General and Riverside campuses.

“(This new equipment) lets our radiologist see more,” said Guy Morency, director of medical imaging at the Otttawa Hospital. “What you see is what you get. This technology lets us get the best quality we possibly can.” The hospital received more than $100,000 from TELUS’ Go

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older style analog machine can be agonizing,” said Jill Scharr, vice-president of TELUS community affairs. “Digital technology would have allowed the radiologist to get a better look the first time.” Scharr said the new equipment will be able to detect smaller tumors, saving lives and taxpayer dollars by reducing re-testing caused by inconclusive tests. There are currently two mammography machines at the Civic Hospital and one at the General Campus. Two more will be ar-

riving shortly at the Riverside Campus. Morency said these machines will also help reduce wait times for women getting mammograms done. The Civic Hospital sees 21,000 patients per year from all age groups. “The digital mammography machine allows our staff to process four cases per hour, up from three with the traditional mammogram X-rays,” Morency said. MAMMOGRAPHY, see 25

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It’s tax time, but don’t stress out – you may be eligible for free services offered by the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre. There is a free community volunteer income tax clinic April 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Barrhaven Fellowship Reform Church. “It’s the first time at this location, and we are hoping to have two full clinics which would be 14 appointments per day,” said NROCRC’s Kim Ethier. Trained volunteers will help you complete your income tax and benefit returns or answer any questions you may have. “We provide this service because we feel that low-income clients should have access to filling their taxes at nocost, their financial struggles should not include having to pay for services

in which they may receive benefits,” said Ethier. The most stressful issue for some clients, according to Ethier, is if the client owes money to Revenue Canada. “We will review their return for discrepancies or if an error was made. But if at the end they still owe we can refer them to different supports from our partner agencies ie. Entraide Budgetaire or InCharge Canada or our other services like Counseling or Housing Loss Prevention,” said Ethier. The tax clinics are for low-income individuals: families, seniors, students and newcomers from the NROCRC catchment. “We only do personal tax returns,” she said. Those eligible include singles earning up to $30,000; couples earning up to$35,000. If there are children, the amount of $2,000 is added to the income for each dependent. To find out if you are eligible and to make an appointment, call Ethier, income tax clinic supervisor - ketheir@nrocrc. org, or 613 596-5626, ext. 303.

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FULL TIME SEASONAL LANDSCAPE LABOURERS required for up-coming season. Must have transportation to Village of Richmond. Please call 613-8384066 or email resume to: harmonygardens@ sympatico.ca Hiring at The Sweet Potato in Carp. Must be available for lunch rush most days from April-October. Please call Joey at (613) 795-2634 or send resume to: thesweetpotato@ sympatico.ca KATHLEEN’S KITCHEN Required in April Kitchen Assistant to assist in making chocolate truffles & other food products. Send resume to info@kathleenskitchen.ca


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OTTAWA’S Largest Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.Spring MastersJobs.com P/T GENERAL HANDYMEN required immediately to provide home maintenance and repair services in Kanata-Stittsville & area. Ideal for retired/semi-retired who are organized, conscientious and people friendly. Basic tools and reliable vehicle required. Good compensation and flexible hours. Apply to handymanplus@ ourgoldenyears.ca or fax 613-836-0499. Call 613-566-7077 for info PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from home. 100% Legit! Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll Today! www.national-work.com Physiotherapy Assistants and Kinesiologists Needed immediately for work in Renfrew. Excellent Remuneration. Rewarding Work. Email resume: Sandeep.Kulkar ni@Active Health.ca Fax: (613) 5996139 Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettruck ing.com

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Located on the western boundary of Ottawa, Lanark County is a geographically large and diverse region. Lanark County’s – Lanark Lodge, “People Caring for People”, is an accredited 163 bed Long Term Care Home with Accreditation Canada that strives to provide progressive resident centred care for our residents in an atmosphere of respect that fosters independence and fulfillment. We are seeking a high energy, dynamic leader for the following position as part of the LongTerm Care Team.

  

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Metroland Media – Ottawa Region is seeking a qualified layout technician to paginate pages and flow editorial content. The successful candidate will work with an award-winning team to produce work of a consistently superior quality. The job requires: • Superior layout skills; • Ability to produce superior work under deadline pressures; • Ability to take direction from supervising editors and to work independently; • Good communication and grammar skills; • Proficiency in pagination programs, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; • A good understanding of the principles of community journalism.

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NURSING COORDINATOR One Full-Time & One Part-Time Position Available The Nursing Coordinator is responsible for: supervising and directing patient care; assuming a leadership role in hospital operations; and, coordinating proper staffing and utilization of hospital beds. He/she acts as resource for all departments after-hours. Successful applicants must possess a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario; A.C.L.S, C.P.R. and I.V. certifications; as well as a combination of clinical experience and administrative training normally associated with preparation at the Baccalaureate level. Significant clinical experience in obstetrics would be preferred. All successful candidates will have sound organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, along with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. A Criminal Record Check completed within the past six (6) months is mandatory for all positions. If this opportunity sounds like a match with your skills and interests, please forward your complete resume and a brief covering letter no later than March 25th, 2011 to: Julia Boudreau V.P. Corporate Services Renfrew Victoria Hospital 499 Raglan Street North Renfrew, Ontario K7V 1P6 Visit our website at www.renfrewhosp.com to learn more about RVH. While we appreciate all responses, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. CL23777

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Position Available: Sales Consultant Wagjag.com and Metroland Media Group currently have an excellent opportunity for a dedicated Sales Consultant to join our Ottawa team. The WagJag.com brand, a leading Canadian online daily deal destination, offers amazing deals on restaurants, spas, fashion, activities, and events on behalf of a growing number of retailers in Canada. We deliver great offers by assembling a group of “WagJaggers” with combined purchasing power. The Sales Consultant will introduce and sell WagJag.com’s daily deal marketing solution to local small and medium sized businesses in the Ottawa Region, while achieving aggressive revenue targets. The Sales Consultant will also service and grow accounts by managing client relationships before, during, and after the featured offers are presented on our website. If you are a highly self-motivated, energetic and results focused sales professional and want to build a career in the dynamic industry of online media, forward your resume to ottawa@ wagjag.com by April 21st, 2011

Freelance reporter/ photographers

Number of Positions: Several Department: Editorial Department Location: Ottawa Do you have a flair for writing? Do you have a passion for news and features and capturing the essence of every story? Are you detail-oriented, with superior written and verbal communication skills?

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We have 8 full time positions available right now. Large, Ottawa Automotive Dealer is seeking eight new Sales Representatives. If you are a consumer friendly sort, eager to make a career in the Automotive Industry, we guarantee you a full time position. • $40,000 starting salary. • A commission plan that allows a realistic opportunity to double that income. • Professional Training. • Medical coverage. • Join a team of professionals that will help you reach your goals. • Be a part of a successful Ottawa company. • Experienced Sales Representatives welcome.

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

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COURTNEY SYMONS Trips to the pump are packing a punch these days as gas prices continue to rise in Ottawa, across Canada, and around the world. Although filling the tank is hard to avoid, there are ways to save money and maximize fuel efficiency. GasBuddy.com, a website based out of Regina, offers a list of the cheapest gas prices in many areas. “Most of the time, you won’t even have to go that far out of your way,” said Jason Toews, cofounder of the GasBuddy website. “You can save money just by knowing where to go.” Prices are constantly updated, allowing users to compare gas stations in their vicinity and choose accordingly. GasBuddy even has a downloadable application for the iPhone. In addition to gas prices, GasBuddy offers tips for drivers to maximize their mileage.

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GasBuddy.com allows users to compare gas stations in their vicinity With spring around the corner and the days getting warmer, Toews said that drivers should limit their use of air conditioning to save on gas. Opening the windows instead, however, isn’t always best. “It’s actually better to use the AC on the highway than it is to open the windows,” Toews said. The air flowing through the vehicle increases aerodynamic drag, causing the engine to burn up to 10 per cent more fuel with the effort.

With snow still on the ground, however, air conditioning isn’t yet a concern. Many Canadians begin their days by warming up the engine as they slough off snow and ice from their vehicle. “There is a misconception about how long is needed to warm up your car before driving,” said Korey Kennedy, manager of public and government affairs for the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) of north and east Ontario. “Many people think that five minutes are need-

ed to fully warm up the engine, but thirty to forty-five seconds will do the trick,” he said. Idling a vehicle for more than a minute is a waste of fuel, he added. Turning off the car and restarting it requires less gas than to keep it running. Kennedy also suggested taking anything unnecessary out of the trunk or back seat. More weight within the vehicle requires more fuel to move it. The “jack rabbit start,” as Kennedy called it, should be avoided at all costs. That means taking time to stop or start, and attempting to maintain a constant speed. A good way to maximize fuel efficiency is to use cruise control whenever possible. Additionally, the faster a vehicle goes, the more the drag increases. Driving 100 kilometres per hour instead of 120 reduces fuel consumption by about 15 per cent, said Toews. Most cars achieve optimal fuel efficiency at about 90 kilometres per hour. Checking tire pressure regu-

larly is another way to get the most out of the gas tank. One tire that is under-inflated by two pounds of air per square inch (PSI) increases fuel consumption by one per cent. Kennedy suggested checking the tires once a month to ensure proper inflation. Gas prices will continue to fluctuate and potentially keep increasing. This variance happens for a number of reasons, Toews said. Recent revolts in Libya, the supplier of two per cent of the world’s crude oil, have certainly contributed to the rising costs, but are not the only reason for increased prices. “We’ve been cooped up inside all winter long,” Toews said. “We’re tired of it. We want to get outside and go places.” As the weather gets nicer, people drive more, and with this increased demand comes increased domestic gas prices. To visit Ottawa’s GasBuddy website, visit www.ottawagasprices.com.

SKI SPECTACULAR GIVEAWAY Contest Winner

Congratulations to Karen Desjardins of Braeside who won Metroland’s “Ski Spectacular Giveaway Contest,” which included ski equipment for four from Kunstadt Sports and ski passes to Calabogie Peaks (value $4,350). Thanks to all our readers who entered the contest, and to our sponsors Kunstadt

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SATURDAY, MARCH 19 The Kanata Blazers and Capital City Condors will host a friendly game at the Bell Sensplex from 3-5 p.m. Bring your family and friends and show your support for both these teams of terrific Ottawa youth! In lieu of admission, please bring a non-perishable food item donation to benefit the Kanata Food Cupboard.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

â&#x20AC;˘ The Beaverbrook Girl Guide Tea & Bazaar will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr. $1 Children, $2 Adults. Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers all participating. Face painting, games, crafts, baked goods and tea room for your enjoyment. Tickets are available at the door. Contact Sharon for more information 613-592-4483.

UNTIL APRIL 29

â&#x20AC;˘ Pancake breakfast at the Kanata Seniors Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. From 8:30-10 a.m. $3/person, $10/family.

The Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents Spring Madness, hanging from March 23 to April 29. Come and celebrate the arrival of spring with the juried artists of the gallery. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. 2500 Campeau Dr., Mlacak Centre. Call 613580-2424 ext. 33341, or visit www.kanatagallery.ca.

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WEEKLY MEETING

â&#x20AC;˘ The next meeting of the Kanata and District Breast Cancer Support Group will be held at 7 p.m. in Hall D, Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr. For information, contact Kim at 613-592-6402.

Does food rule your life? Tired of diets that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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).

GOOD FOOD BOX PROGRAM The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. This is available to everyone. The cost for a small box is $10, medium box $15, and $20 for a large box. Boxes also contain a newsletter with nutritional information, recipes and cooking tips. For more info and to order please call the distribution site Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church, 46 Castlefrank Rd. 613- 831-7458 or 613-860-6767 and check the website at www.ottawagoodfoodbox.ca.

We welcome your submissions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to news@yourkanata.com by noon on Monday. 450783

Learn about various wireless devices at the Kanata Seniors Centre mobile computing seminar. Starts at 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

â&#x20AC;˘ Kanata Seniors Centre presents guest speaker Katharine Fletcher, who will present her Ottawa/Quebec books at our Learning Series. 2500 Campeau Dr. Starts at 1 p.m. Call 613-599-4480 for registration.

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A New Testament Church 465 Eagleson Road (also entrance off Palomino) 11 am Family Bible Hour (Nursery Available) Sunday School 6:30 pm Evening Bible Hour www.bridlewoodbiblechapel.ca 613-591-8514

SATURDAY SERVICES

Pastor: Rev. Richard J. Trenholm 990 Teron Road, Kanata, ON 613-592-1213 10:00 AM CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP 6:30PM SUNDAY EVENING

HYMN SING & BIBLE STUDY

- Rev. Colin N. McKenzie, Sr. Pastor - Rev. Carlo De Vito, Pastor of Family Ministries Sunday 10:00am Bible Classes for people of all ages

BRIDLEWOOD BIBLE CHAPEL

20 YOUNG ROAD KANATA â&#x20AC;˘ 613-836-1001 www.stpaulshk.org

KANATA PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

1078 Klondike Road, Kanata 613-591-3246 â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Church Rooted in Christ and Fruitfulâ&#x20AC;?

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email: fellowshipbaptistchurch@bellnet.ca www.kanatafellowship.com 411571

(Biblical, Evangelical, Charismatic)

SABBATH SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES 9:15AM WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 AM SERVING KANATA AND STITTSVILLE PASTOR: FLOYD SPENCE 85 LEACOCK DRIVE, KANATA (THE CHRIST RISEN LUTHERAN CHURCH)

Holiday Inn & Suites 101 Kanata Avenue Sunday Morning: 10 am

613-447-7161

info@libertychurch.ca www.libertychurch.ca

Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, ON, K2L 2X1

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In truth, religion is a radiant light and an impregnable stronghold for the protection and welfare of the peoples of the world.â&#x20AC;? All Are Welcome to Participate: (1) attend a meeting, call 613-836-7419 (2) listen to a recording, call: 1-613-742-8250 (3) visit www.bahai-ottawa.org

To advertise here, please contact Messina Dumais 613-221-6220

429174

Sunday Eucharist Eucharist Sunday

411494

St. Paul's Anglican Church

408059

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

WORSHIP 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15AM BIBLE STUDY 9:30AM Tel: Tel:592-1546 592-1546 E-mail: E-mail:pastor@christrisen.com pastor@christrisen.com

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408617

355067

2 Stonehaven Dr. at Eagleson Road Sunday 10:00 A.M. Worship Service Nursery provided

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FallowďŹ eld Roman Catholic Church

411571

613-591-3469

413711

345025

Pastors: Al MacMillan Keith MacAskill

613-836-1764

Email: parish@holyredeemer.ca Website: www.holyredeemer.ca

Pastor: Rev. Pierre Champoux Parish Mission Statement The Holy Redeemer Parish Community lives the Way, the Truth and the Life by reaching out with the Good News to Welcome, to Serve and to Care.

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

Weekday Masses Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m

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