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Kanata councillors Allan Hubley (South) and Marianne Wilkinson (North) are split on the issue of biweekly garbage pickup. Hubley said he would vote against the proposed change unless residents in his area directed him otherwise, while Wilkinson said she’s in favour. “A lot of it is just change,” said Wilkinson. “We have to look at what is the most effective way to deal with waste. I’ve had people who were opposed to it (the green bin) at first but have come back to me and said its working really, really well.” Hubley said the majority of residents who have contacted him are not in favour of moving to a two-week garbage pickup. “A lot of people in Kanata compost,” he said. “They use that compost for gardens, lawns. People tend to be very practical in Kanata. The message I heard loud and clear – why should we pay the city money to take away perfectly good compost?” The city’s environment committee is set to vote on the change on April 11, with council voting on April 13. Green bins would be picked up every week, along with recycling, which would alternate between glass, aluminum and plastics, and fibers, paper and cardboard. Left over garbage would be picked up every two weeks. “We’re forcing people into the program and I don’t think it’s mature enough,” said Hubley.


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Jack MacLaren will represent the Progressive Conservatives in Carleton-Mississippi Mills in the Oct. 6 provincial election. MacLaren won the riding’s PC nomination meeting on March 31 at Scotiabank Place, knocking off Norm Sterling, who has served 34 years at Queen’s Park. Sterling had federal cabinet minister John Baird and Senator Mike Duffy in his corner, but came up short in the voting as roughly 1,500 party members cast their ballots. “I’m not shocked,” Sterling said after the results were announced, shortly before 10 p.m. “I’m somewhat relieved it’s over. It’s not the end of the world.” Sterling said he was hamstrung during the campaign to sign up supporters in the riding nomination battle. He complained that he had to do his work as an MPP and run a campaign at the same time. While the evening’s vote count wasn’t officially released, Sterling said the difference was “about 100 votes.” “We didn’t have the resources,” Sterling said, adding that he asked the party to push the nomination meeting back to a later date but was rebuffed. The veteran MPP criticized MacLaren’s politics, saying “the party doesn’t want to go that far right, particularly in the urban areas.” MacLaren is a resident of West Carleton and a former president of the libertarian Ontario Landowners Association. He campaigned for more than a year for the PC nomination, encouraging supporters to buy the party memberships that made them eligible to vote tonight. “It’s not hard to understand what we’re about,” MacLaren said after the victory. “It’s the Rob Ford lesson,” he

said, referring to Toronto’s new mayor. “Be true to what people are looking for.” MacLaren said that if elected to Queen’s Park in October, he’s ready to work with other Progressive Conservatives, including the ones who openly campaigned for Sterling. “We won fair and square,” he said. “There won’t be any ill will.” During Sterling’s concession speech, he suggested his political career may not be at an end, but declined to expand on that statement. “I’ll think that over tonight,” Sterling said, “and I’ll decide tomorrow.” CONVENTION ATMOSPHERE Speeches by both candidates preceded the voting. Both men were cheered on arrival and supporters waved Norm and Jack signs before and after they spoke.

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Neither candidate took direct aim at the other, but the contrast was clear, with Sterling reinforcing experience as the key, and MacLaren focused on smaller government and less regulation. Sterling was introduced by Ottawa West-Nepean MP Baird. “As we prepare for an election … we need Norm Sterling’s experience at Queen’s Park,” Baird said. Sterling cast himself as a friend of rural voters, even endorsing a plank of MacLaren’s campaign by expressing strong support for property rights.

Sterling also spent time bashing the current McGuinty government while running through a list of local accomplishments, such as upgrades at the Queensway Carleton and Almonte hospitals. The incumbent MPP reminded members they could trust his experience. “I have the experience, knowledge and desire to change how parliament works and how the civil service works,” Sterling said. MacLaren took the stage, drawing louder cheers and applause than Sterling. He talked about his rural roots and his background in business and agriculture. MacLaren bashed elected representatives who “toe the party line” instead of voting in their constituents’ interests. He also turned Sterling’s experience against him and left little doubt who he was alluding to when he criticized broken promises. “I am not a career politician,” MacLaren said. “I am not experienced at saying one thing and doing another.” HUDAK COMMENTS PC leader Tim Hudak issued a press release little more than an hour after MacLaren’s victory, congratulating the newcomer on his nomination. “As part of a strong PC team, Jack MacLaren will deliver change for hardworking families who need real relief and a chance to catch up,” Hudak said in the release. The PC leader also published thanks to Sterling for his time as MPP, a position Sterling will hold until the Legislature is dissolved prior to the Oct. 6 provincial election. “Norm’s commitment to public service and Ontario families is largely unparalleled in Canadian politics today,” Hudak said in a press release. “Few members of Ontario’s provincial parliament have ever been able to say they’ve earned the trust and respect of their community to have successfully served them for nine consecutive terms in office, for eight party leaders and four Premiers of Ontario in nine different Cabinet portfolios.”


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City pushes plan to introduce biweekly trash pickup LAURA MUELLER

Even though more than half of respondents told the city they didn’t want biweekly garbage pickup, the city is moving forward with a plan to do just that. Although it may be unpopular, it is an investment in sustainability and protecting the environment, according to the city. On April 11, the city’s environment committee will be voting to change the way your garbage is collected. The changes will focus on encouraging single-family homes to use green bins to recycle organics. Under the new plan, green bins, which would contain much of a household’s smelly waste, would be picked up every week. Recycling bins would be picked up every week, alternating between blue (glass, aluminum and plastics) and fibres (paper and cardboard). Anything left over that has to be placed in a garbage bag would only be picked up every two weeks. According to a city report, only 22 per cent of residents who responded to a survey said they preferred that model. Fiftyone per cent said they were against reducing garbage collection to a biweekly schedule. Just over 2,000 residents were consulted. But that’s no reason to reject the idea, said Dixon Weir, the city’s general manager of environmental services.

More importantly, he said, the changes can have a positive impact on the environment by encouraging people to recycle their organic waste instead of throw it in the trash – and that can also save the city money. “Our recommendation, we feel, provides the best advantage to the city on many fronts – on financial, on environmental (fronts),” Weir said. The total savings would be $54 million, or $9.1 million each year until the city’s next waste collection contract would end in 2018. That only translates to $29 in savings for a typical home each year, when both the rate- and tax-supported costs of waste collection are considered. But the changes would also save the city – and taxpayers – in the long run because it would extend the lifespan of the Trail Road landfill by about two years, Weir said. The switch would push the city’s organics diversion rate up by 50 per cent (about 40,000 tonnes). The city currently collects about 20,000 tonnes of organic waste. The new plan would also reduce the number of trucks the city would need to refuel and maintain by about 20 to 25 vehicles, which would cut down on the wear and tear on roads at the same time. Some councillors had concerns about the public consultation process after they were briefed on the changes on March 30.


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“I am concerned about timing,” said Coun. Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate). “There is nothing more fundamental to my residents than garbage,” she said, adding that the public consultation (which took place April 5 and 6) was too short and there were no meeting locations near her ward. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli and Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury were also disappointed in the short turnaround. The new collection system would start on June 1, 2012 if full council approves it on April 13. Weekly garbage collection for multiresidential buildings would continue for at least another year because the green bin is only available for single-family homes. The city is starting up a multiresidential green bin pilot project in 10 buildings this year. The city’s current bylaw limits households to putting out three bags of trash each week, which would mean households could put out six bags every two weeks under the new system, unless a


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Provincial budget calls for Queensway widening LAURA MUELLER

The long-awaited widening of the Queensway and funding to bring more students to colleges and universities are some of the ways Ottawa will feel the effects of the province’s 2011 budget. On March 29, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan presented a budget that will stay the course in the lead-up to the fall provincial election. With no big cuts to service or major increases in taxes, the provincial budget is designed to ruffle few feathers as Ontario prepares to head into the election. For Ottawa, the big news is a commitment to move forward with the widening of Highway 417 between downtown (Nicholas Street) and the 174 split. The project is meant to support Ottawa’s transit plan by providing an extra lane in each direction that will be dedicated to buses during the conversion of the bus Transitway to light rail. After the completion of the LRT line, the bus lanes would be turned into high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Provincial infrastructure minister Bob Chiarelli (MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean) said he will be announcing more details about the project in the coming weeks, but Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson confirmed that construction would start in 2012. Preliminary design work and environment studies should get underway this year, Watson said. “The important thing from our perspective is it allows us to start planning for the process … of the LRT construction from 2013 to 2018,” he said. Chiarelli said the project will be done in phases for safety reasons. “It’s a high-priority project,” Chiarelli said. MONEY FOR COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES Also in the budget, Ontario will provide $64 million in 2011-12 growing to $309 million in 2013-14 to create an additional 60,000 post-secondary spaces for students, and with four colleges and universities, Ottawa could see a good portion of that funding. “I fully expect that the four post-secondary institutions – five, if you include St. Paul (University) – will be accessing those funds to a greater or lesser degree depending on their needs,” Chiarelli said. “In a knowledge-based economy such as ours, we need to open the doors to as many people as possible,” the mayor said. Duncan Watt, Carleton University’s vice

president of finance and administration, said the multi-year announcement provides predictability and stability to allow the university to make long-term plans. “It also sends a strong signal in terms of the important role that post secondary education plays in the future prosperity of the Ontario economy,” he said. While Algonquin College president Bob Gillett said he looks forward to the province’s upcoming five-year plan for post-secondary funding, the budget announcement means “…at least we can now make a start in allowing some of those students to get here,” Gillett said. The province’s plan to “upload” the costs of certain programs continues, and Ontario municipalities will see $3.07 billion this year, up from $2.66 billion in 2010. Ottawa’s share of that was about $25 million this year, which city council dedicated to adding additional programs such as $14 million for affordable housing in Ottawa and offsetting higher tax increases. The province is “uploading” the costs of running certain social service programs, such as the Ontario Disability Support Program, to ease the financial burden on municipalities. The Ontario budget highlighted reforming the public service as a way it would save money in the coming years. The province’s bureaucracy will be trimmed by 1,500 positions between April of 2012 and March of 2014. Ontario already committed to cutting 3,400 public-service jobs in the 2009 budget. That didn’t sit well with the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “As the government admits, Ontario already has the third-lowest program spending per capita among the provinces and the second-lowest cost for government administration,” Thomas said in a statement sent out after the budget’s release. “The idea that we need to cut public services – at a time when we are giving away billions in corporate income tax cuts – is ludicrous.” On the financial side, the provincial deficit is expected to be $3 billion lower than expected a year ago. That is mainly due to spending cutbacks to the tune of $2.6 billion compared to what the province forecasted it would spend in 2010-11. The budget also includes a risk-management program for cattle, hog, sheep and veal farmers; an addition 90,000 breast-cancer exams targeted at reaching high-risk women aged 30 to 46 (and adding tests for women aged 50 to 59); and continuing the roll-out of the full-day kindergarten program.

“Any time Parliament Hill sneezes, Ottawa catches a cold.” With that, Mayor Jim Watson described the impact to the City of Ottawa of changes at the federal level. With the country now mired in a federal election, the mayor said he will sit back and not take sides in local campaigns. Watson, who has served as a Liberal MPP and cabinet minister at the provincial level, said the snap federal election won’t have much of an impact on the city’s business, but a government town like Ottawa will be abuzz with election talk until Canadians head to the polls on May 2. Despite his previous involvement in party politics, Watson said that as mayor, it is not his place to take sides in a federal election. While he won’t be coming out in support of any specific candidates, Watson said he will make his views on the different party platforms known in terms of how they could impact the city. “I think the public expects some insight from our municipal leaders to ensure that our interests are taken care of,” Watson said. The Conservative government fell on Friday, March 25 after Members of Parliament voted 156 to 145 in favour of a nonconfidence motion. It was the first time

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Recycle biweekly pickup idea


ity council needs to recycle its proposal to reduce garbage pickup to a biweekly service. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say city staff need to rethink this proposal, because as far as we can tell, this idea did not come from our elected officials. The plan calls for the city to collect organic waste and recycling every week, starting June, 2012, while scaling back garbage pickup to every other week. Well, yippee. The city wants to use biweekly garbage service as a stick to encourage residents to participate in its much-criticized green bin program. A year into the green bin campaign, it has become clear many residents have decided it’s too big a hassle to separate organic waste from their trash. The program is only handling about a quarter of its 80,000-tonne capacity. Staff brought this proposal forward despite a survey that showed more than half of Ottawa residents opposed biweekly garbage service. Yes the city should encourage recycling and the

separation of waste to reduce the pressure to open a new landfill (even though Waste Management is close to opening a massive new landfill in Carp anyways). And yes, waste diversion is an important part of reducing our reliance on landfills. But we prefer the carrot approach. First, there’s been no public consultation on this plan — here’s a thought, why not educate the public and listen to their ideas (you know, the whole annoying democracy concept) before settling on a plan to radically change an important city service like garbage pickup. If biweekly garbage service is a good plan it should hold up under the light of public scrutiny. As part of its sales pitch, city staff suggest we can save $9 million by reducing garbage service. Does this translate into a one per cent reduction in taxes or will this be absorbed into general revenue? If council passes this plan without public debate, this will serve as another example of council’s tendency to make important decisions behind closed doors.


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here’s a story here predicting that digital books will eventually outsell the real kind. According to an article in Fortune magazine, the number of e-readers sold this year will be 18 million, compared with 900,000 two years ago. The people who buy those shiny, glowing things will want electronic books to read on them. And so it goes. Already, newspaper book review sections are beginning to list electronic best-sellers alongside the traditional ones.There are a number of ways to look at this. There is the sentimental way, which you have read many times already: books feel nice in your hand, smell good, don’t need batteries to read etc. But you know, people talked about quill pens the same way, and typewriters, when the personal computer started to arrive. They talked about 78 records and 45 records and 33 1/3 records and even cassette tapes. None of this stopped the next thing from coming along. Another way of looking at it is from the economic point of view, and here the jury is still out. Some of the people selling e-readers will make money. Probably, the sellers of e-books — which are not necessarily the booksellers we now


Funny Town know — will make money. Right now, writers worry that they may not make money, because an entirely new set of royalty rules is coming into being. But perhaps it will work out. That will make environmentalists happy, or at least some of them, because not so many trees will die to make the paper that traditional books are printed on. Mind you, there’s a lot of plastic to be used up making the e-books. From your point of view and mine, perhaps the most important question about any new technology is this: Will it be annoying? And here, the ebook passes with flying colours. If there’s an e-book in the room, it won’t annoy you. If there’s an e-book sitting next to you on the bus, it won’t annoy you. So that’s good. It shows that some new technology can be unobtrusive. The best

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can even create more private space. The same cannot be said of much of the old technology. I did a round trip to Toronto last week. The way down was on the train. It was quiet. No muzak, no screens. People read books, real or e-, tapped on computers, listened to iPods. Nobody bothered anybody else. That was nice. New technology allowed people to amuse themselves without bothering other people. The way back was on the bus, because there had been a train derailment. Nice bus, friendly driver, good service, quick. Except that a movie was projected on the screens overhead for our enjoyment. That would have been possible to ignore, but the sound was projected for our enjoyment as well. So those of us who wanted to amuse ourselves by reading a book or newspaper, not to mention those of who wanted to sleep, had to fight our way past the movie soundtrack. By and large, were the bus passengers grateful that there was a movie? Would they have complained if there had not been one? I don’t know. Obviously, the bus company feels a need to amuse the passengers, and it is not alone. It is difficult to enter any public space without something blaring at you.

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The comforting thought is that it may pass. As more and more people carry their own amusement systems with them — their music, their books, their computers, their smartphones — the big screen and the blaring music become redundant. Life in the restaurant and on the bus and in the gym becomes more liveable. Now, other things become redundant as well, such as conversation with strangers and looking out the window at the scenery, but we may have lost them long ago. In return, we regain the ability to be left alone, no small blessing in a noisy age.

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Take a close look at bus changes To the editor, People who rely on transit or have family members who do, should take a close look at the proposed OC Transpo bus route changes for our community. Kanata users face large changes to their network. Those changes can be found at http://www.

Write to us at proposals. Network changes can save money, but this must always be weighed against the cost. I am concerned people who have difficulty walking or are uncomfortable walking long distances late at night will find it more difficult to use the buses because there will no longer be a bus near their homes in the evening and on weekends. I am also concerned for Glen Cairn and Katimavik express riders who will have to walk further to stops and may have problems with overcrowding as the three express routes serving our neighbourhoods are merged into one. Another significant issue for people who work in the Kanata Research Park in Kanata North, and live in Bridlewood, is the proposed removal of route 169. People have a chance to provide feedback on the proposed changes by completing the customer feedback form that appears with each change on the OC Transpo website. Aaron Helleman Kanata

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To the editor, George Orwell introduced us to the Ministry of Misinformation in his book 1984 and now Ottawa has unveiled their version of the concept with their approach on garbage. This reflects another concept exposed therein of “doublethink.” How else can we accept the approach Mayor Jim Watson has adopted with the proposed reduction in service of garbage pickup and the autocratic approach of Maria McRae? McRae’s approach is that we must use the green bin even if we do not want them. Not one word was said about this during the election and I challenge her to resign her post and run again for election based on her fiat. The proposal is to reduce normal garbage collection to once every two weeks and promote the detested green bin program to a weekly pickup. This must be “doublethink” because it seems illogical to reduce the one service that 100 per cent of the people use and replace it with a program favoured by only 40 per cent of the citizens. The rush to implement the program with little time for consultation took even a green supporter like Diane Deans aback. “Two weeks is not the approach we should take on such an important service.” There is not even enough time to have the local papers notify the public. Once again the city has ignored just what a core service is. As Mr. Hubley said the people who pay taxes must have a say in such an important decision. The reason for the bizarre approach becomes a little clearer when the bureaucrats tell us they can save $8 million a year – the introduction of the green bin costs us $15 million yearly with an unbelievable term of 20 years. In essence, we should suffer so that the people who invented this problem can look a little less guilty. George Orwell would be tremendously proud to see his vision implemented by our new mayor. As one commentator said on Wednesday, “With the bus situation and the garbage issue it looks like his honour’s honeymoon time is over.” Owen Prince Kanata

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The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has reversed cuts of 12 full-time academic positions and hopes to add another 12 educational assistant positions after reporting a $3 million surplus from the 2009-2010 school year. A total of $12 million, combined from the last school year and those realized in previous school years, will ensure that three full time English as a Second Language teaching positions, five special education learning consultant positions and other academic positions will not be cut in 2011-2012 school year as was originally planned in the board’s 2010-2011 budget. “The board reversed decisions on approximately 12 academic positions, plus another six reductions that have already gone ahead are now using that money to increase educational assistance (positions) by 12,� said the school board’s chief financial officer Michael Clarke. After cutting close to 200 positions in the past five years, board of trustees chairwoman Jennifer McKenzie said this is good news. “We’ve been making reductions to our staffing for several years, so this is a pleasant situation to be

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in,� McKenzie said. “It was cuts that the previous board had planned to make but now we don’t have to make.� Despite the increasing controversy concerning overcrowded schools across the city, particularly in Kanata and the Glebe, Clarke said there’s virtually no way to use the money for capital projects such as building new elementary schools because the province would have to approve it, and “they are loathe to do that.� “They’re concerned you lock yourself into ongoing expenditures that you can’t sustain,� he explained, noting that the board would like to build more schools, but it has to decide which trade-offs its going to make each year. “Do we need new capital facilities? Yes we do. But the other thing is improving programming for the students we have in our schools.� The school board was given its general funding information on March 31. By early May Clarke said he hopes to put forward a 2011-2012 budget proposal for trustees to approve.

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‘If the bus is already full, I can’t get on’: resident Proposed bus route changes draw ire from transit riders JESSICA CUNHA

Rene Faucher said he is worried about going back to work without the option of commuting by his current express bus. Faucher, who lives in a section of Beaverbrook currently serviced by the 65 express route, was involved in a hockey accident last year that put him in a wheelchair. Paralyzed from the neck down, he’s regained some of his mobility and doctors have said they expect he could be walking with assistance by next year. But right now he’s worried about being able to fit on an already overcrowded 60 express bus with his wheelchair if the 65 route is pulled. “The 60 is full by the time it gets there,” said Faucher. “It’s about the load factor; if the bus is already full, I can’t get on.” Residents voiced their frustration over OC Transpo’s route optimization proposal and the many cuts facing the bus system in Kanata: further walks to bus stops, the loss and merging of express routes, minimal to no local evening and weekend service on certain runs and the prospect of more transfers. Over 200 people packed themselves into Hall A at the Kanata Recreation Complex for the OC Transpo open house meeting about the proposed route changes on Wednesday, March 30. EXPRESS ANGER “A lot of people will be walking more than 800 metres,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. “They are making them (bus stops) very long distances away.” The biggest losers would be the people who currently rely on Route 65, which is proposed to be removed entirely. People who live on the side streets off Knudson Drive between Campeau Drive and Westlock Way, and those who live off Leacock, Varley and Penfield drives would have a fairly lengthy walk to catch either the 60 or the 68. OC Transpo staff said the 65 is being cut due to low ridership. “They said it’s inconveniencing 200 people,” said Wilkinson. OC Transpo manager Alain Mercier said the changes have been proposed based on actual ridership data collected from automatic counters installed on the buses.

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It was standing room only at the OC Transpo open house meeting at the Kanata Recreation Complex on Wednesday, March 30. “We’ve been collecting that data for years,” he said. “It’s not counting the people left at the curb,” said a resident. Wilkinson said she is trying to work out a deal with OC Transpo to see the 65 put back into service with a different route. “There wouldn’t be as many 65s but at least having some would help,” she said, adding that OC Transpo has agreed to go over her proposals for the area but in order to keep certain services others will have to be cut to keep costs at the same level. “They’ve already promised me to make some changes but the 65 is going to be a tough sell,” she said. In the south end of Kanata, the 62, 63 and 64 are proposed to be merged and streamlined, leaving people upset they will be losing their present service. “My route is gone,” said Katimavik resident Jennifer Ryan who currently takes the 62 downtown every day. “My section doesn’t get serviced anymore.” Instead, she said it’s going to be easier and quicker for her to walk to the 96 stop. “I won’t take an express anymore,” said Ryan. LOCAL SERVICE LOSS A big concern for parents is the proposed loss of local evening and weekend runs. With service recommended to stop at 8 p.m. with one or two additional late-night runs at unknown times, it would put parents in a tough spot, said Nancy Blackburn, who lives in Katimavik. Her son, age 17, and daughter, age 21, rely on the local route 161

to get home after visiting friends and to get places on weekends. Under the route optimization plan, the 161 would stop running at 8 p.m. with one or two latenight runs and no service on the weekends. It’s about a 30-minute walk home from the closest 96 stop, she said. She’s worried about her kids having to do that walk late at night. “That’s my concern,” said Blackburn. “What do I do, not let my kids out?” Stittsville resident Shirley Mosley said she’s concerned for her granddaughter, who works at the Bayshore Shopping Centre and often isn’t off work until after 8 p.m. Mosley said there is no way she’s going to let her granddaughter hang around Bayshore Station waiting for a late night run. “It ain’t going to happen,” she told OC Transpo staff. “This is so unfair to the teenagers.” Transit commission chair Coun. Diane Deans told the audience the plans are not set in stone but that there is a financial threshold OC Transpo has to operate under. “We have to keep it affordable,” she said. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley said the city has a responsibility to help teenagers and youth who rely on the bus system on evenings and weekends. “Part of that is not asking them to walk home at 11 o’clock at night because there’s no bus,” he said. “We need to ensure they don’t lose their mobility. The late trips for example: we have to get the people who are working retail. We have to be able to get people back to their homes.”

He said the big challenge for that is there isn’t any money budgeted for weekend runs for the local 161. He added he’s hoping to offset those costs by implementing the park-and-ride at Scotiabank place. “We’ll get more passengers on the bus which means added revenue,” said Hubley, adding the money could be used to help offset the costs of running buses on the weekend. “Together with (Stittsville) Coun. (Shad) Qadri we’ve been pushing this,” said Hubley. “We know the Senators group is looking for ways to help their community as well.” TRANSFER TIME Wilkinson added she is trying to get the 182 to service a section of the Kanata North business park that the new route 93 will not serve. She said workers from a printing company on Hertzberg Road use the 182 to get to work. With the proposed changes, the workers will face around a one kilometre walk to work from the new bus stop. “They’re trying to handle the business park and residents at the same time,” said Wilkinson. “It doesn’t work.” Residents wanted to know why the 93 won’t stop at Terry Fox Station; instead it would go to Bayshore Station. Wilkinson said even after changes have been made to the proposal the 93 likely will not go to Terry Fox Station, but people will have the opportunity to transfer to the 164 or 168 in order to reach the Centrum. “There will be a transfer but

they can still do it.” TRANSIT WORKSHOP Wilkinson held a workshop on Monday, April 4 to work with residents on where changes should be made to the bus proposals. Around 20 people turned out to voice their concerns and offer suggested changes. “There are some ideas that are quite useful,” said Wilkinson after the meeting. “A lot of small little changes can make a big difference.” One of the changes she’d like to see happen is having the 93 start and end at Lincoln Fields Station instead of the proposed Hurdman and Lebreton stations. The money saved from a shorter route could be used to reinstate the 65, she said, which would run in the reverse to the current route and pick up passengers along Campeau Drive. The 68 route would be modified so it could hit the Terry Fox Station and provide an express bus at the Centrum stop. She said she’s confident at least some of the changes she proposes to OC Transpo will be adopted. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be successful with some of them,” said the councillor. “We’ll see if we can put together a package that will work.” The sweeping changes are aimed at trimming $19.5 million from the bus company’s operations. A total of $22 million in savings is expected by next year thanks to other efficiencies. The final route-change proposals will be released April 13 and voted on by city council on April 20. They would come into effect Sept. 4.


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The new school is going to be a technology-centered and green school equipped with solar panels, said Hill, who is currently the principle of St. Anne Catholic School in Bridlewood. Hill said the proposed name should reflect the Catholic identity of the school. A brief summary about the reasons for the suggested name should also be included. Once all the submissions have been gathered, the top five names will be sent back out to the parents. After being narrowed down to the top three, the recommendations will go to the school board for approval. “I would just hope that it’s a name that



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At first glance it looks like just another day at the curling rink. There’s the camaraderie among friends, the banter and good-natured ribbing throughout, and, of course, a few cold ones afterwards. But it’s what goes on in between on the sheet of ice that makes a Wednesday afternoon at City View Curling Club so unique. Members of the Ottawa Blind Curlers have taken to the ice every mid-

week afternoon for the past few winters at the old Nepean facility, just as they did on March 23. Teams are split up based on players’ ability and amount of eyesight and away they go. But aside from the nuances and amount of time it takes to play the sport without vision, the curling experience remains the same. First at the scene, as always, is Kanata’s Peter Henry – a player who is completely blind – with his guide dog right beside him. Henry makes a point of turning all the chairs around

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‘I probably get more satisfaction than they do:’ coach Lachance is a coach who is certified by the Ontario Curling Association and still a practising curler at the Royal Canadian Navy Curling Club at Dows Lake. He heard about blind curling through a woman he worked with about six years ago and figured, if blind people could do it, he’d love to help them. Lachance uses a lighted broom and stands a couple metres in front of the players – acting as a guide – so those with some vision will have an idea of where they should be throwing their stones. “You feel that you’re doing something valuable for people who love the sport,” Lachance said after voicing his constructive criticism. “I probably get more satisfaction than they do when they make a good draw or a takeout.” For those with no vision like Henry and Roger Gervais, Lachance will have to stand behind them and line them up initially. Because of the delays, the

teams play six ends as opposed to eight in most recreational or high-school games or 10 in the pros. Games usually last a couple of hours because of all the constant communication and travel across the ice to see the stones in the house. “I wouldn’t be able to do it without the coaches,” Gervais said. “They line us up. We all throw differently.” In contrast with Henry’s more compact delivery, Gervais uses his whole body to forcefully shoot the stone down the sheet of ice. Ending with his high leg kick, Gervais of Orleans was the lead of a team along with skip Bill Moharmann-Watson, third Ryan Van Praet and second Michael Hunsley that finished in second place in the competitive division at the provincials. Gervais, who lost his eyesight when he was 19, decided to try the sport in 1993 when a friend twisted his arm. Now as another year wraps up, he said he wished the season would continue on into the summer – or someone would invent a curling rock with roller

skates. “I wouldn’t want to miss this for anything,” he said. “I wish it would last another two months.” The coaches certainly do too. Because guides are often required to give honest advice to both teams during a match, they have the best view while watching all the players struggle to make some tough shots. “I give the best strategies to both teams so they can beat the heck out of each other,” Barry McIntyre said, who coached the competitive team at the provincials and guided the teams through the friendly competition on March 23. But after it’s all said and done, the players are more than willing to give it right back to their mentors over a few beers – a tradition everyone hopes to continue every few weeks in the upcoming summer. That’s where the blind curlers have the upper hand. “I say, ‘Guys, I have to drive home,’” Lachance said. “They say, ‘Well we do too, but we just tell the bus driver where to drop us off.’”


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She said the play kept the audience in stitches the entire night. “Everyone was laughing,” she said. “You couldn’t wish for anything better, really.” Fundraising efforts for Connor and his family will contin-


A fundraiser for a four-yearold boy hosted by Kanata Theatre managed to raise almost $25,000 on Monday, March 28. Donations are still pouring in, said theatre president and grandmother of the young boy, Jenefer Haynes, who only expected to raise about $10,000. “I can’t believe it, I just cannot believe it,” she said. “We had a packed house. I was really concerned we’d never be able to sell out the theatre. We had people on a waiting list. We couldn’t get everyone in.” Haynes grandson Connor, who the fundraiser was held for, was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario the day of the event. “He was very, very ill Monday,” said Haynes. Connor was in the intensive care unit last week but is now back at home continuing his recovery. Because of Connor’s medical situation, his parents, Edward and Jane, were unable to attend the event but expressed their thanks to everyone who donated their time and money to the

event, said Haynes. “They’re just overwhelmed with gratitude.” Connor, who is physically dependant on his family, has been through a gamut of testing at CHEO but results for a diagnosis have been inconclusive. Growing at the rate of other children his age, his parents are finding it difficult to carry him up and down stairs, said Haynes, who lives in West Carleton. The money from the fundraiser will go towards helping the family build a first floor addition onto their house in Lanark with a special bedroom and bathroom for Connor. “All the money is going into Connor’s trust fund,” said Haynes. “The play itself was a terrific vehicle for such an event. It all seemed to be just perfect.” The cast and crew of Kanata Theatre’s production of Cash on Delivery gave up their one night off to host the benefit. “I think we all felt triumphant; so fulfilled that they were going to be helping,” said Haynes. “If it wasn’t for them giving up their one night off – the support from the Kanata Theatre group is just beyond words.”



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The Grassroot Grannies will host their annual plant sale and garden show next month. The spring event will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 28 Tiffany Cres., just in time for Mother’s Day. The fifth annual sale is sponsored by the Grassroot Grannies. Choose from a wide selection of quality plants, while visiting two colorful spring show gardens. Purchase handcrafted garden art, photo cards, exquisite Kazuri jewellery and tickets for an amazing raffle. A horticulturalist, a member of the Grassroot Grannies, will be available, if you would like to consult her, on plant purchases. Admission is free but donations to the Stephen Lewis Grandmothers’ Campaign would be appreciated. Pay for purchases with cash or cheque only. Funds raised will go toward this Grandmothers’ Campaign in support of African Grandmothers who are raising and caring for their grandchildren and other HIV/AIDS orphans. On May 7th join us, rain or shine, and purchase your Mother’s Day gift while helping the Grandmothers and their orphans.

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Plant and Garden sale on May 7th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Take some special time for yourself, bring a friend, relax and enjoy a breath of spring in two beautiful Kanata gardens. For further information call Joanne Williams at 613 592-1646 or Judy Laughton at 613 592-2813. If you have any extra pots for plants call Judy Laughton.


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Navy League of Canada, Kanata Branch

Over 130 fortunate youth between the ages of 13 to 18 from the Ottawa area boarded chartered coach buses at 4:30 a.m. to begin their journey to the Norfolk Naval Base, the largest naval base in the world, in Norfolk, Virginia on March 12. The cadets were very excited, but they had no idea what the experience would bring them once they arrived. The cadets spent time at Fort Munroe, learning the history of Norfolk. They toured the USS George W. Bush Aircraft Carrier, the USS Wisconsin Battleship, and got to see, sit in and experience F-18 fighter jets with the Oceana Fighter Squadron. Amphibious demonstrations and learning workshops were provided for them, as well as aviation physiology lectures and a tour of the aviation training facility. Some even experienced a flight simulator, and soared through the air at mock speed.

The cadets visited the Virginia Air and Space Center, as well as Nautica and the Hampton Naval Museum. They saw as many attractions and exhibits as they possibly could in the sevenday whirlwind tour. The cadets even had time to walk on the beach and take in the magnitude and majesty of the sea. The youth participated in seamanship training, leadership and citizenship exercises while they were in the Unites States. Aside from the daytime naval experiences they were able to swim, go to the movies, bowl and hold a dance involving five other Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps from Ontario. Over 120 youth from the Ottawa area all met in Norfolk Virginia and had a wonderful evening together. The youth slept in sea cadet barracks, complete with footlockers, ate at the galley and abided by all of Norfolk Base’s rules and regulations. It was an experience of a lifetime, one they will never

forget. We are extremely pleased to report that many Attraction Coordinators from Norfolk have since emailed or phoned us to say that our youth were extremely polite, gracious, helpful and represented Canada with true Canadian Spirit. The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program is definitely raising our leaders of tomorrow. The trip was sponsored by the Navy League of Canada. The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Centurion parades every Tuesday night at Connaught Ranges. For more information or to join the Canadian Cadet movement please call 613-993-2968.

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Girls from grades 7 to 10 at Holy Trinity Catholic High School got the 411 on self esteem and bullying issues on Friday, April 1. The youth organization 411 Initiative For Change presented its 411 TV: Girls production, which works to give girls the chance to speak out about issues they are facing, such as sexism, racism, poverty and body image. “I was always told that I was fat, that I needed to lose weight,” said event host Ivy Prosper, a former model. “It put a lot of pressure on me.” Prosper told the students a lot of doctoring goes into professional photographs used for advertisements in order to make the model appear perfect. “I challenge you; be critical of what you’re looking at,” said Prosper. “Not ev-

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the hardships of trying to reconcile two nationalities. The play, a shorter version of her one-woman play Fish Eyes, focuses on an Indian-Canadian high schooler trying to find balance between her home and school life. “I wanted to look at being two nationalities in one body,” said Majumdar. She said she spent much of her teenage life trying to keep her identities separate. “We need to celebrate ourselves and what we bring to the table. When I got out of high school finally, I realized I wasted too much time trying to be someone I’m not.” 411 TV: Girls focuses on domestic issues affecting girls, such as body image, self-esteem, racism, careers, healthy relationships and bullying. The program takes the format of a mock live-to-air TV talk show, mixing video, theatre and music with live interviews to relay positive images of girls and to offer real-life testimonies from Canadian girls and women. “We have to stand together,” said Grade 8 student Brianna Tisch, who added she really enjoyed the presentation. “I learned to be myself,” said Grade 8 student Emma O’Brien. Civic #2250, County Road 31, Winchester, ON “When people say that you can’t do this, you 613-774-7000 or 1-800-567-1797 can say ‘Yes I can.’” More than 300 vehicles and equipment from Federal Government and others For more information Primary list at: on 411 Initiative For Change visit the website at

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One said she has faced criticism from record labels for not being thin enough; she has been mistaken as a cameo girl for a male rapper’s video while in the recording studio; and she said she used to change the pitch of her voice to sound like a man’s after recording songs so other rappers would take her work seriously. The first female artist to be nominated for a Much Music Video Award in the rap category, One discussed the impact of bullying. When she moved from Singapore, where she was born, to Vancouver, she said she used to get made fun of all the time – for her clothes, her looks and the food she brought to school. As she developed her talent in high school, One said she then became the bully. “Because I got good at certain skills in high school I went to the other side,” she said. “It’s a waste of time.” One also faces cyber bullying. After posting one of her first videos on YouTube, she noticed a number of harsh comments in the posting section. However, instead of being critical of her music, the posters were more concerned with her appearance and the fact she was a woman. “People get real brave behind a keyboard,” said One. “But it’s affecting somebody.” Canadian actress Anita Majumdar performed a dance-infused skit to explain

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Go plastic-free for a week KANATA ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK The Kanata Environmental Network is issuing the Earth Week Plastic Challenge! For one week, April 16-22, we are encouraging residents to make a special effort to reduce their use of plastic, especially

single-use disposable plastic. Challenge yourself to go plastic-free for the week—no plastic bakery shells, no Timmys’ coffee cup lids, no plastic bags. Join us and tell your friends. Share your stories, tips, and adventures on Facebook’s Earth Week Plastic Challenge. Why the Earth Week Plastic

Challenge? The plastic we do use is eventually thrown out and fills our garbage dumps. Over time the plastic breaks down into microscopic bits that wind their way into the water ways, soils, and food chains. Some of the plastic we use doesn’t make it into the dump, but is dropped by the

side of a road, where it collects in storm water drains, streams, and eventually in the ocean. We all know we need to use our resources wisely, and reduce the waste we leave behind. On April 22, Earth Day, we invite you celebrate our relationship with home by participating in KEN’s Earth Week Plastic Challenge.


The Kanata Environmental Network (KEN) is hosting a free talk on how to grow an eco-friendly garden with flowers and shrubs to attract birds, butterflies, and pollinators at the Beaverbrook Community Centre on April 13. The first speaker, Sarah Coulber, from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, will talk about how to grow beautiful gardens, reduce rain run-off, and build soil fertility. We will learn about which species of plants are native to the Ottawa area and thus best suited to the growing conditions in Kanata. We will also be looking beyond our gardens into the nearby woods as we discuss some invasive plant species that are taking hold in and around Kanata. Our second guest speaker, Sarah Dehler from KEN, will help us identify some invasive plants such as the dog strangling vine, garlic mustard, and common buckthorn. She will explain why they are of concern, and what can be done. The event begins at 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road. Full details are available on the website www. k a n a t a e nv i r o n m e n t a l n e t This is talk is part of KEN’s activities in preparation of Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22.

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• Euchre, sponsored by the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club at Lion Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Rd. Kanata. Time:7:30 p.m. Cost:$8, cash prizes, light lunch, bar. For information call 613-836-2657.

• Community Bible Church invites seniors to the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” for coffee, home baked sweets and featured speaker certified financial planner Richard Yasinski of Financially Sound. Richard will give a talk covering topics like long term planning, government benefits, and estate planning. All seniors are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. Drop-ins are generally slated for the second Monday of every month and run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Community Bible Church, 1600 Stittsville Main St. For info: www.cbcstittsville. com, 613-836-2606. Please check our web calendar for the speaker or theme for future months.

• Friendship through Music, a concert by the Ottawa Hungarian Choir, the Kanata Choral Society and the Choir of St. John’s South March will be held at 7 pm, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd. Tickets for adults: $15; seniors and students: $10. Available at the door or by phoning 613-5921991. Please visit

• South March Women’s Institute welcomes you to hear Lyall Gow speak on “Looking Back on our Local History” at The Old Town Hall, 821 March Rd. at Klondike. Starts at 7:30 p.m. Lyall and the Women’s Institute share the same birth year – 1912. For more info call 613-592-2984.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12 • The Probus Club of Western Ottawa will meet at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Dr., at 10 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Doug Rowland, former Member of Parliament and international election monitor. The topic of his presentation will be A Decade of Election Monitoring. Contact Don Davis at 613-592-5509 or view http://www.probuswesternottawa. org. • The Ottawa Public Library welcomes Brenda Chapman and C.B. Forrest to the main library at 7 p.m. for an evening of author readings and discussion on writing. Governor General award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones will be our special guest interviewer and host for the evening. The Main Library is located at 120 Metcalfe St. (corner of Metcalfe and Laurier).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 • All are welcome to participate in a fun fundraiser, Kind Deeds with Kraft Dinner, hosted by CFUW/Kanata at 7 p.m. at Stonehaven Manor, 70A Stonehaven Dr., Kanata. The public is welcome to donate boxes of Kraft Dinner which will be placed on the floor to make a domino effect and the KD will be donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard. Contact Catherine Faubert, publicity convener, CFUW/Kanata at racafaubert@ • Challenged by charcoal? Laurie, a celebrated Canadian artist will address papers, supplies and the delights of working in charcoal. Meeting at 7 p.m., at the Kanata Art Club, 1030 Riddell Rd., in Kanata North. Members and guests are invited. Refreshments will be served. For information call 613-599-4959. • Come to the open house at Joan of Arc Academy from 9-10:30 a.m., 2221 Elmira Dr., Ottawa. Joan of Arc offers a bilingual program for girls. RSVP to registrar Hilary Kemsley: 613-728-6364 ext.1007.

celebrate spring. Reception at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6. Entertainment will be provided by the Pamanadance Group. Drop in at the Kanata Legion or call 613-591-5570 to get your name on a sign-up sheet. The minimum donation is $10.

SATURDAY APRIL 16 • Spring is in the Air – Crafts Made Just for You! The WOCRCCSS Nepean Crafty Seniors invite the public to their craft sale which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crystal View Lodge, 6 Meridian Place, Nepean. • The Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association is presenting its 21st Annual Home Educators’ Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Rd.). Seminars will be presented on a wide variety of topics. For registration forms and further information about the conference, please visit our website at

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 The Kanata Senior’s Council presents a field trip to Fiddler on the Roof at Brockville Arts Centre. Bus will leave John Mlacak Centre library entrance at 12:15 p.m. and we will be back by 6 p.m. $40 includes bus fare, excellent seats for the show, and a bag lunch enroute to the theatre. Call Jill for more details or to book: 613-599-4633.

UNTIL APRIL 8 The Kilimanjaro Grannies are hosting a fundraising gala for the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign with a dinner, a viewing of Disney’s The Lion King and chance to meet the cast and crew at the National Arts Centre on July 14. Tickets can be purchased until April 8 through the NAC, through the Kilimanjaro Grannies webpage at or by calling 613-832-0859. A children’s matinee fundraising event is also scheduled for Aug. 4.

UNTIL APRIL 29 The Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents Spring Madness, hanging from March 23 to April 29. 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, 613-580-2424 ext. 33341,

GOOD FOOD BOX PROGRAM • The March Rural Community Association will devote their April meeting to a discussion of some of the experiences and challenges faced by our local farmers. We are keen to hear from some of our own farmers. Everyone welcome. Bring your neighbours and your questions. Old Town Hall, 821 March Rd. at Klondike at 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14 Kanata Seniors Centre – Victorian Tea and Fashion Show at 1p.m. Tickets on sale in advance only. 613-599-4480.

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The Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 638, Kanata, is holding a special Hawaiian dinner buffet to

The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit program to buy fresh fruits and vegetables once a month. The cost for a small box is $10, medium $15, and $20 for a large. Boxes contain a newsletter with nutritional info, 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

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

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Seniors living across the Ottawa west area have a two-week multi-activity entertainment package they can take advantage of courtesy of the Kanata Seniors Council. The Far West Fun Fest opens on May 5 with a kickoff breakfast and closes two weeks later on May 19. The program is wide ranging: with golf, bowling (carpet and lawn) bridge, walking, aquatics, a casino afternoon, a movie matinee there’s something for everyone. Registration costs $20 (some events have a small supplementary charge) and runs until

April 28. The package, which includes details of all events as well as supplementary charges, may be picked up at all participating retirement residences as well as the Kanata Seniors Centre and the Beaverbrook branch of the Ottawa Public Library. “This is a great chance to get together and have some fun,” said event co-chair Liz Tucker. “We’ve tried to come up with a wide-ranging program where absolutely everybody can find one, or two, or more events they’d enjoy.” Pick up your registrations soon to make certain of your place in the events of your choice.

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The coyote killing contests are all about the campaign being waged by agriculture to obtain increased compensation. It is after all an election year. Never mind that compensation claims are down by 25 per cent

in Ottawa in 2010. Never mind that livestock losses due to coyote predation represent only one per cent of the numbers of sheep and 0.08 per cent of the numbers of cattle produced in Ontario. Pretty insignificant when you consider that small businesses, which are as economically challenged as farmers, experience

up to 3% annually in lost profits due to theft and get absolutely no compensation from government. I am not sure what suburban community MPP Lisa MacLeod is referring to when she states that “we’ve had near-crisis levels of coyotes” but I don’t know of any crisis that has made the papers in this area. As for the view of ru-

ral residents, a meeting hosted by Ms. MacLeod in Osgoode last year had the majority of speakers saying they were much more afraid of coyote hunters than coyotes. This seems to be the continuing view this year judging from letters from rural residents and editorials in suburban newspapers across Ontario. One edito-

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