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Scotiabank on ramp announced City plans to expand Hwy. 417, open arena park and ride this fall HEAT WAVE

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Leaving Scotiabank Place after a big event is set to become a lot easier with the announcement of plans to build a new ramp onto Hwy. 417. OC Transpo buses will have priority to use the new ramp, but high-occupancy vehicles will also be allowed. Instead of sitting in a traffic snarl after Ottawa Senators games and major concerts, transit users will be the first to exit the parking lot. The ramp will reduce the amount of time it takes to exit the arena’s parking lot from 17 or 18 minutes to just two minutes, said Mayor Jim Watson during a press conference held at Scotiabank Place on Thursday, July 21. “This will make using OC Transpo faster, safer and easier,” Watson said. The ramp will be constructed within the next two years, in conjunction with the next phase of highway widening between Eagleson Road and Palladium Drive, which will add two lanes (including one bus/ high-occupancy vehicle lane) in each direction on the Queensway. It will cost $750,000 to build the ramp; the Ontario government will contribute $500,000, with the city contributing $250,000. The Senators will pay for engineering costs and would foot the bill if it went over $750,000, said the team’s president, Cyril Leeder.



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FUN IN THE SUN Addison Hawkins beat the heat at a splash pad off Maple Grove Road as the temperature soared above 40 C with the humidex on Wednesday, July 20. Many families took refuge at the free water parks across the city to keep cool.

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Workers across the city sweltered in the heat during last week’s almost record hot temperatures.

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Councillor hopes to reduce insurance costs for flood victims jessica.cunha@metroland.com

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Homeowners hit with rising insurance costs could get a break on their bills if a city councillor manages to convince insurance companies the municipality has reduced flooding risks in Kanata south. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley has requested a meeting with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), a national association that represents Canada’s homes, vehicles and businesses, to discuss the possibility of reducing insurance costs for residents hit with higher premiums and deductibles following the 2009 flood. “One of the main things that’s impacting everybody is the insurance rates because it’s set by the postal code,” Hubley said, adding about 7,000 homes in Kanata south

have seen a rise in insurance costs, not just the 1,500 homes that were flooded. Hubley said he is aiming for a meeting with the insurance bureau in September to discuss the changes the city has made to the sewer infrastructure and reassess the risk of another major flood in the area. “I believe the implementation of that (flood) action plan and the $32million price tag attached to it, we’re significantly reducing the risk of future flooding,” said Hubley. “That has to be represented in the premiums of the insurance.” The city’s flooding fixes include upgrades to the Hazeldean Pumping Station, drainage system improvements and a program for residents to purchase backwater valves and sump pumps.

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The 2009 flood caused higher insurance rates for many residents. A meeting between Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley and the Insurance Bureau of Canada could see costs lowered.



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$899,000.Walden Ridge. Magnificent Modern 4 bdrm. Entertain on a grand scale! Unspoiled views of parkland behind. Luxurious finishes & upgrades thru out. Marvelous chef’s kit.opens to captivating great rm. Walk-out L/L.

$559,900. Vydon Acres, Kinburn / Fitzroy. Privacy & views surround this custom built 3 + 2 bedrm, 240’ waterfront property on Mississippi River. Live the country lifestyle while just mins. to Arnprior, 30 mins to Kanata. Big deck.

$548,500. Morgan’s Grant. Unbelievable upgrades, absolutely exquisite finishes. Spectacular terrace & pergola on oversized pie-lot. Beautiful open concept design LR&DR w/H/W flrs. Top-notch kit. open to famrm w/3-sided fp.

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$416,500. Morgan’s Grant. Classic 4 Bdrm home in family community: walk to schls, prks & hi-tech. Prime bkyrd for family fun! Wonderful LR & DR. Big kit. + eating area w/adj. Fam rm.Totally fin’d L/L w/rec.rm, TV area, wet bar.

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$359,000. Morgan’s Grant. Absolutely Wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. 40’ wide lot w/ fenced bkyrd. Birch H/W flooring on 1st & 2nd levels. Open concept LR & DR. Spacious kit. opens to lovely famrm w/fp & big wndws. C/A.

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$318,900. Morgan’s Grant. Picture Yourself relaxing in the in-ground pool w/patio & deck! 3 bdrm, 3 bath home in popular community. Generous foyer. Open LR & DR w/sunny windws. Eat-in kit., adj. famrm. M/bdrm w/full ens.

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Scotiabank site of new park and ride PARK AND RIDE, from 1 The new ramp has also paved the way for a long-awaited OC Transpo park and ride lot at Scotiabank Place. The park and ride will open this fall, so west-end commuters can leave their cars in the lot and take OC Transpo into the downtown. The lot will have 100 spaces for vehicles, and it will be served by express bus routes 261 and 263. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said the park and ride will only be served by those two express routes because of time restrictions on the lot (it can’t be used as a park and ride in the evening, when events take place at the arena) and because the lot on the smaller side. Wilkinson and Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri have been working on getting the park and ride for about four years, Wilkinson said. Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley


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made the issue a campaign promise in last year’s election. He said that on the campaign trail, residents made it clear that more park-and-ride space was needed in Kanata. “What some of the former councillors were talking about was … buying a piece of land somewhere and taking five years to go through the whole process of paving it and park cars on it,” Hubley said. “I was saying, ‘Why would we do that when we have an available lot here?’” “It is the largest parking lot in the city and it essentially goes unused every single business day,” Leeder added. The city and Senators Sports and Entertainment are still ironing out the details of the agreement, but it will see the city paying for some maintenance costs – including snow plowing – in lieu of rent, Leeder said. The closest park and ride is at Eagleson, and Wilkinson said that lot is at capacity – as is the Terry Fox park and ride.

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Rates could be reduced: IBC spokesman FLOOD, from 3

NOT HIGH RISK Hubley said the homes in his ward affected by the flooding shouldn’t fall under a high flood risk category. “They’re not in a flood zone. The homes that were flooded had been there for 30 years and never flooded,”

said Hubley. “It would be hard to say that that’s a flood zone; I reject that label on that area because of the history.” Hubley said he’s confident the insurance bureau will reassess the risk for those living in Kanata south and lower the insurance costs after staff see the facts. “I don’t give up that easy. I believe they will change it.” Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley said residents with comments, questions or concerns about the upcoming meeting with the Insurance Bureau of Canada can contact him at his office at 613-580-2752, or allan.hubley@ ottawa.ca.




“Yes, we had a flooding issue there but I believe we’ve solved it, or at least mitigated it,” said Hubley, adding flooding could always happen again in certain homes or areas. “But I think we’ve significantly reduced the risk of another major flood.” Robert Tremblay, director of research for the insurance bureau, said members of the IBC will sit down with Hubley and engineers from the City of Ottawa to determine the flooding risk factor. If the threat has gone down, he said it’s “absolutely” possible insurance rates could be reduced in the area. “What we do know is premium is

related to cost,” he said. “If the cost is being reduced then it will have an impact on the premium.” He added this is the first request of its kind the IBC has received. “It’s a rather unusual request,” said Tremblay. “However I do welcome it. It’s great to see that municipalities and insurers can have a good exchange of information.”

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Policy, not pandering, please


ven with the scorching temperatures experienced across the province over the past few weeks, Ontarians should be forgiven if they thought Christmas had come a few months early this year. The gifts, or promise of, have been flowing freely this summer as part of the relentless efforts by Ontario politicians to win the hearts and minds of voters ahead of the Oct. 6 election. In one corner, we have Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government falling over itself to spend as much money as possible before the election fall campaign officially kicks off. In Ottawa alone last week, there were four separate funding announcements made by the Liberals totalling more than $20 million. In the other corner are the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats, led by Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath respectively, who have been zipping across the province promising to “put more money in your pocket” and “put you and your family first.” The policies the opposition parties have been endlessly touting since the end of the legislative session range from removing the Harmonized Sales Tax from electricity,

heating and gasoline to killing the mandatory hydro smart meter program to creating a “buy Ontario” law. With a budget deficit of slightly less than $19 billion for 2010-2011, Ontario is in no position to take its finances lightly. We don’t have the revenue available to throw away on the whimsy of a government that is trailing in the polls, nor can we afford to remove sources of public revenue based on the populist impulses of the challengers. There are a great many challenges facing this province right now. Health care continues to consume a massive proportion of government resources and the baby boomers have yet to experience the worst frailties of old age. We still have an economy largely oriented towards manufacturing, but has yet to recover from the great recession and is coping with a dollar worth five cents more than the American greenback. We have crumbling infrastructure across the province, but no comprehensive plan to address what ultimately becomes a drain on the economy. Any man or woman can promise the moon, but it takes a brave leader to face challenges head on.


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here’s something about travelling with children that makes you want to turn around and forget the vacation all together. On route to the first destination of our two-week camping trip, the sun was beating down on us, the birds were singing and we randomly discovered an arts festival at our midway point. I’d made car bingo cards to keep the offspring amused for at least three hours looking for moose crossings, silos and swing benches. It kept them going for about 10 minutes before ... “Are we going to Algonquin Park?” asked my eldest son. “Yes,” I said. “I hate Algonquin Park.” “You’ve never been there.” “Well I hate it.” Sigh! As soon as we arrived, I, in spite of the car trip, felt unbelievably relaxed: The trees, the loons calling, the sound of Tea Lake below our campsite. But my son wasn’t having any of it. “Is this Algonquin Park?” he asked. “Yes.” “I hate Algonquin Park.” “Algonquin Park has 2,456 lakes. You’ve only seen one of them. You can’t possibly hate Algonquin Park.” Silence. Silence and moping. And then.


BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse “My stomach hurts,” he said. “I think I need a doctor.” “You don’t need a doctor.” “I miss my bed. I think I need my bed. I’m sick, or I have an allergy.” And then he turned around and pounded his little brother on the shoulder as he passed by. Sigh! It reminded me of a Family Circus comic I saw a few years ago. In the single frame, the mom and dad are pulling a wagon carrying a gaggle of fighting kids, beach umbrellas and a dog. The father says, “I need a vacation.” To which the mother replies, “This is our vacation.” The whole day continued like this. The water was too cold. The washrooms were too dirty. The fire was too smoky. The loons were too noisy. The marshmallows were too sticky. THE MARSHMALLOWS WERE TOO STICKY! “I’m never going to get through the next

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two weeks,” I said to my spouse. “Sleep on it,” he said. “He’s just tired and excited and out of his routine.” The next morning, I woke up early to waddle, knock-kneed through the woods, fending off potential bears with a whistle on my way to the vault toilets. When I returned with a longer stride and a subdued ache in my bladder after the one kilometre trek, my eldest son was waiting for me. He’d peed in a bush. “The birds woke me,” he grunted. “Wonderful!” I was not going to let him get me down. “Let’s go see what kinds of birds there are around here.” I said. So off we went, hand-in-hand in our pyjamas, breaking my first rule of the fortnightly camping trip: Thou shalt not wander about the damp woods in one of two pairs of pyjamas. It wasn’t long before we spotted fungus growing on a tree stump. From there, we found some interesting evergreen trees that were dark green in the middle, with almost translucent needles. We saw moths and birds, and some early morning fishermen before we settled on a large rock located about two feet from the shore. We sat on the rock and looked in silence. That’s when we saw the loons. They were swimming toward us. We were

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silent. They were bobbing for fish. We were silent. All of a sudden, they disappeared under the water, and that’s when I realized that loons can hold their breath for an indefinite amount of time. An hour later, we returned to our campsite, just as my husband and younger son were emerging from the tent, fullydressed, according to the rule. My eldest had a huge smile on his face. He pulled out his sketch pad and drew a picture of the things we saw that morning. “Mom,” he announced, “I used five different colours of green in my picture.” “Perfect,” I said. And that was the beginning of our vacation.

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KANATA LAKES - $639,900. Spectacular reno ($140K) & unique layout with plenty of WOW factor. Attention to detail & fine finishes incl. custom kitchen w quartz counter, stunning cultured stone FP, 2nd FP w custom mouldings, hardwd thruout, new doors & trim and the list just goes on. This one is a show-stopper!


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MORGANS GRANT - $309,900. 3bed 3bath freehold end unit townhome backing onto park land! Hdwd & ceramic thru-out open concept main lvl. Upgraded K cabinets, quality appl, & hdwd stairscase. Good sized secondary bdrms. Prof-fin ll rec room. Sunny southern exp in oversized back yard.

KANATA LAKES - $489,900. Adult lifestyle end-unit bungalow backing onto golf course. This premium location is sought-after but rarely available. Dramatic floor-plan offers vaulted ceilings, open concept main level, & 2nd level loft w 3rd bedrm & ensuite. Enjoy spectacular views of the golf course setting.

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Amanda Lewis prepares Sapphire for the horse’s turn in the judging ring on Saturday. She said in the hot weather horses can drink “buckets and buckets” of water to stay hydrated.


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Nick Wheeler was working the wall crew at the Claridge Homes Bridlewood Trails development during the heat wave when the temperature soared to 47 C with the humidex on Thursday, July 21.

Temperatures soar as heat wave hits Kanata JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk with the temperature soaring to 47 C with the humidex on Thursday, July 21. Many outdoor workers dripped with sweat as they toiled in the blistering heat with no relief from air conditioning on the second day of a heat wave that swept through the city. Building crews poured cement foundations, laid bricks and operated heavy machinery at the Claridge Homes Bridlewood Trails development. “Down there there’s no breeze,” said Nick Wheeler, pointing to where a handful of workers on the wall crew were laying a foundation. “There’s no air movement. It’s probably around 50 degrees down there.” Another crew member brought three cases of water over a few minutes earlier. There was only half a case left. “They just keep bringing it,” said Wheeler. “(We) just drink the water and think about going home to go swimming.” Most of the water was drunk, but some bottles were used for a refreshing cool shower, he said. “Some of the guys pour it over their heads,” said Wheeler. “It’s not an issue.” Doug Hay, who cleaned the

mortar bucket, was optimistic while working in the sweltering heat. “The heat’s not a problem when you have a good crew,” he said. “We all drink a lot of water and go, go, go.” Over at the city-run Glen Cairn Public Pool, lifeguards took turns taking a dip in the cool waters. “We jump in the pool,” said lifeguard Matt Griffiths. “But not while we’re on (a shift rotation).” Lifeguards were rotated every quarter of an hour – 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off – to help them stay alert, focused and hydrated. Usually rotations last for 45 minutes. “Just a lot of sunscreen, lots of water,” said Griffiths is how they cope with the dog days of summer. On Thursday, only about 60 people had visited the pool. “Usually we get closer to 120,” said Griffiths. “I think people are just staying at home in the air conditioning.” There were no cool blasts of icy air at Glen’s French Fries chip truck, located in the parking lot of Canadian Tire near the Kanata Centrum. Fans moved the hot air around inside the chip wagon, where temperatures were 15 to 20 degrees hotter than outside. “They don’t really do much,”

She said she used wet towels to keep cool, which she kept in a zippered bag in the ice compartment. “I love working outside,” she said. “It’s a really good job.” TIPS TO STAY COOL

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Harriet Atanassov worked the deep fryer at Glen’s French Fries during the heat wave when the temperature soared to 47 C with the humidex on Thursday, July 21. said Harriet Atanassov, who’s been working at the chip stand for six years. She said she beats the heat by drinking a lot water. “I’d hide in my house if I didn’t have to work,” she laughed. She said there was a “shockingly huge” amount of people who ordered fries, poutine and hot dogs during the lunch hour – but it was still slower than a regular Thursday. “We had a long line up,” she said. There was high demand for water at the Kanata Lakes Golf

and Country Club. The beer cart girls handed out more H2O than alcoholic refreshments to thirsty golfers. “The demand for water has been ridiculous,” said Mercedes Wightman, adding she constantly filled up her own cup of water to stay hydrated. Thursday is the popular men’s day at the golf course but there were very few golfers willing to brave the sweltering heat, she said. Katy Potvin ran the halfway cart on hole 12 for most of the day.

The city issued a number of tips to help residents stay cool during the heat wave, which was expected to continue. Heat stroke and dehydration are common illnesses when temperatures skyrocket but can be prevented by: • Drinking plenty of fluids, preferably water, and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. • Avoiding strenuous physical activity outdoors. • Avoiding direct and prolonged exposure to the sun. • Wearing sunscreen and a hat. • Wearing lightweight and loose clothing. • Spending at least two hours a day in an air-conditioned place, like shopping malls, libraries, or community centres. Residents are reminded to never leave children, the elderly or pets unattended in a vehicle, said Ottawa Public Health. Even with the windows partially open, temperatures in vehicles can soar quickly, leading to illness and possibly death.


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Canada’s largest charity baseball tournament attracts 40 teams BLAIR EDWARDS blair.edwards@metroland.com

FUNDRAISING This year’s organizing committee faced a number of financial challenges, said Sharron Ladouceur, registrar for the charity baseball tournament. The organizing committee was forced to hike registration fees for participating teams from $350 to $375 because of the impact of the Harmonized Sales Tax and the increased cost to rent ball diamonds from the City of Ottawa. This year’s tournament will also see fewer teams from the United States, said Ladouceur, with only one American team, from Ogdensburg, N.Y. participating in the games.

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The Kanata Little League Association’s parents will host the 16th annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament from July 29 to 31. Opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, July 30.

“We think it’s the exchange rate on the dollar,” said Ladouceur, who added that the introduction of more stringent U.S.Canada border crossing rules may have also played a factor in the reduction of American teams. Also, some of the tournament’s fundraisers from past years have pulled out, said Ladouceur, indicating they would prefer to donate to other charities. The organizing committee hopes to raise between $12,000 to $15,000 this year, she said – last year’s tournament raised $23,000. The committee is encouraged by the number of parents who volunteered to fundraise for the tournament, said Ladouceur. “We applaud them for stepping forward,” she said. Every player who participates in the tournament will have a chance to win a brand new outfielder’s mitt, with the winner chosen by a draw during the tournament’s opening ceremony. Players can also win a variety of prizes donated by sponsor after the opening ceremony in a hitting contest; prizes will be strewn throughout the outfield and will be awarded to the player who hits the closest ball. The games will be played on seven ball diamonds – two in Bridlewood and five near the Kanata Recreation Complex on Terry Fox Drive. The tournament is open to children ages nine to 14 who play for minor, major and junior teams in both the A and B competitive levels. The three-day tournament will include raffles, draws, and a variety of food and souvenir concessions. The games’ opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30.

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Kanata Little League parents have stepped up to the plate to run Canada’s biggest Little League charity tournament. The 16th annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament will be held on July 29 to 31, with the participation of 40 teams from Ontario, Quebec and New York. The tournament first started in 1996, in memory of Scott Tokessy, a 12-year-old boy who died from an irregular heartbeat after hitting a home run for his house league team during that year. Since its creation, the event has raised $245,000 for CHEO’s cardiology department and attracted teams from Ontario, western Quebec and northern New York State to participate in the games every year. This year, Scott’s father, Greg Tokessy, who has been the guiding force behind the tournament for the past 15 years, handed over the reins to the Kanata Little League Association to bring new blood into the organizing committee. The Tokessy family will still participate in the opening ceremonies, which will be held at the Scott Tokessy Baseball Diamond, near the corner of Terry Fox Drive and Maple Grove Road, on Saturday, July 30; and the family still volunteer their time to help run the tournament. “Greg obviously has been a (great) help,” said Lionel Dubois, director of this year’s charity baseball tournament. This year, the tournament’s organizing committee – made up of 20 people – will depend on the services of 70 parent volunteers from the Kanata Little League Association, who will handle a variety of jobs, including cooking hamburgers and hot dogs, maintaining the ball diamonds and collecting garbage left behind after the games. “This year we just wanted to keep it going,” said Dubois. “All I wanted is to have kids playing baseball.”

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A group of teens bounced around the bouncy castle at the seventh annual Love Kanata event, hosted by the Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, July 20. Image left, The Holy Trinity Catholic High School Rhythm and Blues Band entertained the crowd with their songs at the seventh annual Love Kanata event, hosted by the Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, July 20.

Image right, Rod Jean-Louis catches a break from directing traffic to the seventh annual Love Kanata event with his daughter, Kayleigh.

Love is in the air at Bridlewood church JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Love was in the air as residents came out for the seventh annual Love Kanata on Wednesday, July 20. A stream of cars lined up in the parking lot of the Bridlewood Community Church of the Nazarene (BCCN) as volunteers scrubbed, soaped and rinsed each vehicle until it shone.

Families queued up for a meal of hot dogs, cotton candy, pop corn and a drink. Kids bounced around, laughing and shrieking in the bouncy castle and raced each other up, down and all around an inflatable obstacle course. The Holy Trinity Catholic High School Rhythm and Blues Band kept the crowds entertained with soulful renditions of hit classics.

All this was provided free-ofcharge to demonstrate that acts of love and kindness can come with no strings attached. “It feels good to come out and help,” said 13-year-old Cameron Macaskill as he hosed down vehicles. “Just to help the community out.” Only a half hour into the event, 25 cars had already been through the wash. “We consider it a success al-

ready,” said Rev. Keith Macaskill of BCCN, and Cameron’s father. Macaskill’s other son, Connor, said Love Kanata is something he looks forward to every year. “To share the love of Jesus Christ with the community,” he said, is one of the reasons he enjoys volunteering. “It’s fun.” A handful of volunteers directed traffic into the church’s parking lot with signs reading, “Free car wash, no joke!”

Event organizer Rosie Whelan was on hand, painting designs on children’s faces. “It’s actually more than what I expected,” she said about the event’s turn out. “This is great.” Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley was on hand to get his car washed and present Whelan and Rev. Macaskill with a certificate reading “Thank you for making our community a better place.”


Finding alternative financing Third in a Three-Part Series


hey’re known as publicprivate partnerships, or alternate financing arrangements, or by the acronym P3s. They have become popular tools in the limited range of options available to governments trying to find money to repair or renew the crumbling roads, public buildings and other infrastructure that underpin our communities. Residents of many communities will already be familiar with the concept through the new hospitals, courthouses and other public facilities for which the Crown agency Infrastructure Ontario is responsible. (See fact box.) A $335-million courthouse in Durham Region that opened in 2009 was the first project to go through Ontario’s new alternate financing program. Infrastructure Ontario’s projects now include hospitals, the eastern extension of Highway 407, the modernization of Ontario Provincial Police facilities and highway service centres across the province. But a move is on to increase access to public-private partnerships as municipalities try to cope with the enormous burden of funding infrastructure, a job that has already put many of them into debt. York Region, for example, in search of new ways to fund

transit, has formally asked Metrolinx (the regional transportation authority) to look at alternate funding sources for municipal transit systems. The province unveiled its long-term, 10-year plan for infrastructure June 24 and Cabinet Minister Bob Chiarelli said Infrastructure Ontario will see its role expanded with a broader list of projects – including municipal waterworks and transit

– that can use its procurement and financing model. P3s are not uniformly popular, generating criticism from opposition politicians and groups such as the Canadian Union of Public Employees, in part because the Canadian approach to most public facilities and services has been to keep the entire process public, or as much of it as possible. Critics found fuel in an On-

Ray Friel: Ottawa’s failed P3? The City of Ottawa embarked on two public-private partnerships for recreation in the east and west ends because, as proponents argued, it was the only way the city could afford new arenas. But in 2007 those deals took a turn for the worse. That year, the City of Ottawa terminated its contract with Serco Facilities Management, which was managing the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Ottawa’s east end.

A city report presented to councillors had noted Serco underestimated its operating costs by $1.3 million a year while overestimating revenues. According to the report, Serco needed an extra $2 million a year. In the end, the city took over operation of the centre at an added cost of $1.3 million a year. Meanwhile, that same year councillors decided to fork over $1.4 million over three

and a half years to keep operations running at the Bell Sensplex. That decision came after a staff report recommended the city give Capital Sports Group, operators of the Bell Sensplex, $400,000 a year over three years to put the project on solid financial ground. At the time these decisions were made, council agreed to keep tabs on public-private partnerships, requiring an annual performance report.

tario Auditor General’s report that concluded in 2008 that $200 million could have been saved if the province had done the borrowing itself on the new Brampton Civic Hospital. But Mark Romoff, chief executive officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships, disagrees. “You need to follow the program from beginning to end and you’ll see the strong, successful P3 program does deliver value for money,” he said. Partnerships have evolved from their beginnings in the early 1990s and are now being used in more sectors at more levels of government, Romoff said. A recent Edmonton breakfast brought out 370 attendees to hear how P3s can help municipalities, he said, a sign of increased interest at the cashstrapped municipal level. “When you’re looking to move the infrastructure needle … if there’s an infrastructure gap and a fiscal challenge, the P3 model could be worth looking at,” Romoff said, acknowledging the partnerships are not a silver bullet for every project. John Loxley, a University of Manitoba economics professor who studies and writes about P3s, evaluated prominent projects including Highway 407, the controversial toll highway built in a private-public partnership and now owned privately. He believes the highway was a “poor deal for Ontario taxpayers.” “You need (infrastructure), but it’s got to be done right,” he said. “You don’t get something for nothing.” But public-private partnerships are not the only potential options available to help municipalities solve the funding puzzle. Solutions popular in other jurisdictions are being looked at as well, including new models that would apportion a certain percentage of income tax or a percentage of sales tax such as the HST for infrastructure. The push for alternative financing is driven by the realization that municipalities simply cannot hold the fort much longer. From 1955 to 2007, the federal share of public infrastructure fell from 27 per cent to 5 per cent while the municipal share increased from 27 per cent to 55 per cent, according to a 2008 report. Earlier this month, the mayors of Canada’s largest cities agreed at a meeting in Halifax that municipalities must watch the new majority government of Stephen Harper to ensure there is a change. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, chair of a big-city caucus in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said he hopes municipal leaders and

Infrastructure Ontario It is an arm’s-length Crown agency that manages public projects and arranges funding that includes private sources for infrastructure ranging from courthouses to sewer systems. It also provides municipalities and other public bodies with access to affordable loans for new buildings and renewal. The agency has not issued an annual report since the 200809 fiscal year, so it is difficult to track projects and loans on paper. However, the province says that since 2005, the agency has managed 52 infrastructure projects worth $21 billion, including 35 hospital projects and approved more than $4 billion in loans for more than 1,000 projects. Major projects include: • Facilities for the Pan Am Games, including Hamilton’s soccer stadium • Durham Consolidated Courthouse • Montfort Hospital • Quinte Health Care • Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Program • Lakeridge Health • Markham Stouffville Hospital • Halton Healthcare • Niagara Health System • Royal Victoria Hospital • Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse • Highway 407 East Extension • West Lincoln Memorial Hospital the Tories can develop a farreaching infrastructure plan that won’t drop in priority as the new government tries to cut costs. After the federation issued a report on the national infrastructure deficit in 2007 – when, it calculated, the gap for Canadian municipalities alone was $123 billion – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty countered that municipalities should take care of themselves and that federal government was “not in the pothole business.” The attitude changed as the recession took hold and the federal government took into account the jobs that could be created through infrastructure projects. However, as the infrastructure deficit grows and the economy resumes, the traditional equation is back in force. The federation points out that 92 per cent of a Canadian’s tax dollar goes to the two upper levels of government, but municipalities are responsible for more than half the existing infrastructure — and have to do whatever jobs are passed to them — with the remaining 8 per cent.

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Dan picks up an old branch, gives it a quick look, then reaches down and snips off an end with a large set of pruning shears. He picks up the new twig and drops it in a plastic box. A look inside the box shows all the twigs fit almost perfectly, reaching from one side of the container to the other as if trimmed using a ruler. Such is Dan’s need for order and symmetry. “I piled some wood too,” Dan says, pointing towards four huge piles of fire wood, all neat and orderly, all braced between trees to keep the piles solid. The 16-year-old is one of more than a dozen children with developmental challenges learning outdoor work skills in a bush lot owned by Kathleen and Pat Rooney. Outdoor Work Experience Summer Day Camp is offering its second season of the unique camp on Richmond Road, just south of Bridlewood. Kathleen says the skills the kids learn help develop such critical life skills as independence, responsibility and altruism. Despite growing numbers of youth between 12 and 22 with pervasive developmental disorders, autism, Down syndrome and other challenges, programs for these older children are scarce. Kathleen says waiting lists can stretch to 15 years and the government offers minimal financial support. She provides the example of one Ottawa family whose annual program costs for a 12-year-old child with special needs matched expenses to send their older son to university for the same year. Outdoor Work Experience Summer Day Camp has received substantial financial support from the community to help offset camp costs for families that

already spend heavily throughout the year for their child’s special services, particularly the South Nepean Autism Centre. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Kathleen, an educator with 22 years experience operating a private practice servicing special needs youth, designed the halfday summer camp last year. The program teaches common outdoor work skills such as raking, pruning, clipping grass, painting fences, digging and shovelling, potting seeds and plants, tending plants and trees, as well as appropriate work behaviour and acceptable conversation skills for the work place. Most importantly, the transfer of these skills to the home and community is encouraged. James, 23, is a good example. He says he enjoys working with the logs and the trees. “They’re fun,” he says, adding that pruning trees is his favourite activity, and he’s also tried painting and raking. Kathleen says that after James took part in last summer’s inaugural camp, he went home and started helping around the house with vacuuming, doing laundry and washing dishes. “He helps his mom so much she said she couldn’t do without him,” Kathleen says. Twenty-one-year-old Jeremy is also in the camp for the second year, and couldn’t name an individual task as his favourite, but was digging when a reporter arrived at the bush lot. “I love giving back to the environment,” he said. “I like to clean up the planet.” Typical teenagers are also an essential component of the summer day camp, working as volunteers with the campers. They too are receiving a hands-on education while understanding and interacting with special needs

youth. These typical teens are the role models for appropriate work behaviour and conversation as well as responsible for motivation and enthusiasm that is necessary in the work place. Ben O’Neil, a 14-year-old volunteer who attends Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven, said he’s enjoying work outside and interacting with the campers. “It’s inspiring and eye-opening.” Ben says during a short break, adding he’s sure to volunteer again next year. “I see how it’s making a difference.” Supervisor Meaghan Samuel is a University of Ottawa student. She says some campers are shy or avoid socializing when they first arrive, but she’s seen that change as the weeks go on. “It’s great when they all come together on break,” Samuel says. “They’re all sitting and laughing and talking.” Kathleen says for many of the participants this is their first experience actually performing physical labour, and the campers feel they’ve achieved something important when they see how the overgrown bush lot is groomed and cleaned up when they’re finished. As with the typical population, some like the physical work more than others, but all make progress in determining their strengths and weaknesses, and likes and dislikes. She says some have managed to obtain part-time casual employment in their community. By the end of the morning, parents and caregivers are arriving to pick up the campers. Samuel says she feels a real sense of accomplishment when work wraps up at noon. “I don’t want to leave,” Samuel says. “At the end of the day I feel like I’ve made new friends and I go home feeling like I’ve changed something and changed myself too.”



Don Cherry’s Sports Grill is raising money for Angelman syndrome with its second annual golf tournament. General manager of the Kanata location Chris Du Plessis said he’s hoping to raise awareness about the rare genetic disease through the tournament. His daughter, Rylee Lefebvre, 18 months, was diagnosed with Angelman’s syndrome through genetic testing at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. “It’s a neuro-genetic disorder, characterized by intellectual and development delay, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements, frequent laughter or smiling and a happy demeanor,” said Du Plessis, adding he only knows about five cases here in Ottawa. “I think my biggest point of this was to bring awareness to Angelman’s syndrome.” There are only about 500 known cases of Angelman’s in all of Canada. “It’s a very rare syndrome,” said Du Plessis.

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Prizes for this year’s tournament includes a $25,000 hole-in-one prize, one of three cars as a hole-in-one prize, a keg-party and over $3,000 in various golf prizes. “It’s a life long developmental delay. You deal with it on a day to day basis, take each day and go from there.” This year, Don Cherry’s

teamed up with the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. Rylee does her therapy and treatments through the site lo-

cated in Kanata. Often, people with Angelman’s are known as angels because of their youthful and happy demeanor.

“(We’re doing this) just to help out the local community and help out in different ways that we can,” said Du Plessis. “To raise money for local community charities.” The fundraising goal for this year’s golf tournament is to raise over $6,000, he said. Already, over 100 people have signed up and there are a few spots still available to register for the Aug. 15 tournament, said Du Plessis, adding interested people can sign up at either Don Cherry’s locations in Ottawa. Prizes for this year’s tournament includes a $25,000 hole-inone prize, one of three cars as a hole-in-one prize, a keg-party and over $3,000 in various golf prizes. The tournament will take place on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club. The cost is $125 per person and includes 18 holes, a golf cart and dinner. Last year’s inaugural tournament raised almost $4,000, which was donated to the Kanata Food Cupboard, the Kanata Sports Club, and various children’s hockey teams through the club.


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No more high-floor buses for OC Transpo Transit system now “100 per cent accessible,� city says LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Bob Brown used to squint down the road, scanning each bus for a yellow accessibility rail that would indicate whether he would make it to his destination on time. But now those days are in the past. As of July 12, the city’s bus

fleet is “100 per cent accessible,� according to transit commission chairwoman Diane Deans, councillor for Gloucester-Southgate. The city rolled out one of 89 remaining high-floor buses for the very last time to announce that the final remaining inaccessible OC Transpo buses were being retired. Twenty Nova model buses – the first generation of low-floor buses – have also been phased out because they were aging and difficult for wheelchairs and scooters to maneuver inside. That means people in wheelchairs, like Brown, and those who have mobility concerns will now have barrier-free access on all bus routes.

“Now, it’s not a worry,� said Brown, a local accessibility advocate and the former chair of the city’s accessibility advisory committee. A complete fleet of low-floor buses will also be a boon for people with strollers and those trying to board a bus with luggage, said Mayor Jim Watson, who was also at the city hall event. The old buses were purchased by the former regional municipality and the city phased them out three years ahead of schedule, Deans said. The move also makes bus maintenance easier by reducing the number of different styles of buses (there are now five models in the fleet). Combine that with the audio

system that calls out stops, and OC Transpo is one of, if not the most, accessible transit system in Canada, the mayor touted. The changes are also aimed at reducing pressure on the more costly Para Transpo system by making it easier for anyone to ride the main transit system. Other accessibility considerations include daily checks of elevators at transit stations, upgrades to transit-station access and ongoing training for bus operators on how to address service animals such as seeing-eye dogs. OC Transpo driver AndrĂŠ Bastien, who has been operating buses for almost 40 years, said drivers would not be sad to

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All that glitters isn’t always worth gold. But if you’ve ever wondered if an old coin, piece of jewelry or memorabilia from days gone by is worth anything now is the time to find out. The Great Canadian Road Show is extending its stay in Kanata by another week, until July 29. Show manager Raphy Abbou said demand for appraisals and information helped the team decide to extend the road show by an extra week. “We’ve had a great turn out again,” he said, adding two thirds of visitors have walked away with a cheque. “A lot of people, a lot of interesting items.” Earlier in the week, a man brought in a full walrus snout, complete with two tusks. The piece was in immaculate condition, with no chips in the bone. “It was in great shape,” said Abbou, adding he would call the man to make an offer. The man also brought in two four-foot walking sticks carved out of narwhal whales tusks. “He brought them from the

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Ottawa is helping to provide refuge to more than 275 First Nations residents affected by the forest fires currently raging in northern Ontario. The evacuees are from Kingfisher Lake First Nation, which is a fly-in community about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. The first group made up of the elderly, the sick and children began arriving at the Ottawa International Airport on the evening of Wednesday, July 20. “We have so far received two plane loads,” said Dan Brisebois, chairman of the city’s emergency, reception and lodging committee. “One arrived late Wednesday around 9 p.m. and another early Thursday after 1 a.m.” The first plane brought about 80 frail and elderly people that needed further medical assessment, while the second brought 120 people, consisting of families with young children. “On their arrival, we assessed the individuals and facilitated their needs and made them feel comfortable,” Brisebois said. Jay Tysick, a representative of College Coun. Rick Chiarelli’s

office, was present that evening and said it was amazing to see the city’s emergency workers in action. From the airport the evacuees were transported to Algonquin College where they are sheltered in the school’s dormitories. “We provided them with food and water and transported them to the college residence where we have staff ready to receive them and fulfill their needs with regards to accommodation, hygiene and anything else they might need,” said Brisebois. Though there were moments of relief and excitement for evacuees after arriving in Ottawa, most of them looked very tired, Brisebois said. “Many of them had never travelled by plane and this was a whole new experience. It was a long day for them and they were obviously very tired.” Tysick said the people staying at the college were provided with a toiletry kit from the Red Cross and clothing and toys for the children were handed out by the Salvation Army. “I was told they went to Wal Mart and Giant Tiger and were able to use some of the older stock,” he said. Tysick said the city and the

councillor’s office would do the best they can to make the evacuees feel at home while they are in the capital. Families will be able to eat at the school’s cafeteria or be given a per diem to cover the cost of meals. The city, which will be reimbursed through the federal joint emergency preparedness program, is providing $8.25 for breakfast, $14 for lunches and $25 for dinner for each person during their stay. The councillors office and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health also met on July 21 to discuss possible cultural activities for the evacuees while they remain in the capital. “We know the trip has been hard for them and it will be hard to assimilate in the city right away because of the language barrier and the difference from the small community they are from,” Tysick said. “We want them to enjoy their time here as much as possible.” Ottawa was one of the larger municipalities to come forward to host the evacuees following a request from the provincial government asking for assistance with people fleeing forest fires in northwestern Ontario. With files from J. McIntosh

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Deandra Anderson, 7, hugs her cousin Elizabeth Winter, 4, during a movie and game night on Monday, July 25 at a cafeteria at Algonquin College. The event was staged by the city, the office of Rick Chiarelli and the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

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GUITAR WINNER Chris Hardy recently won an electric guitar in a Canada Day in Kanata raffle run by the Kanata Haven Youth Centre. The $1,300 proceeds from the raffle goes to the Kanata Haven Youth Centre and TYPS Youth Centres Canada, an organization that helps youth centres grow in Canada.

The president of OC Transpo’s union says an arbitrator’s decision on the group’s outstanding contract is “win-win” for the union and the city. An arbitration panel decided that draft collective agreement the city put in place last year complies with the panel’s instructions to create a scheduling system that is consistent with other North American cities. The decision, delivered overnight on July 22, means the city will have to stick to mandated “spread” times (the amount of time between the start and end of a shift) for scheduling drivers. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 279 were on board with the decision, which applies to the contract covering the period of 2008-11. “They were pleased,” said union president Garry Queale, shortly after speaking to union members on Monday. Mayor Jim Watson echoed Queale’s satisfaction. “I’m pleased that this final de-

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Pinhey’s Point comes alive for Riverfest on Aug. 14 with heritage demonstrations, games, live music and new experiences for everyone. “Riverfest is more than just a day of history, it’s also about spending time together and having fun as a family,” said Melissa Lansing, education and interpretation officer for the museum. “It’s not only a celebration of the Ottawa River. Riverfest also focuses on those who have travelled and lived along its shores,” said Lansing. Visitors can expect to learn a little about heritage and a lot about fun. This is your chance to see the river from an explorer’s perspective with voyageur canoe rides from Rideau Roundtable or even a pirate’s eye view of the house from aboard the magnificent tall ship, Black Jack. Freshwater Trade and Northern Voices will be performing live music while you try your hand at classic games. Shuttlecock, croquet, graces and potato sack races will have you laughing out loud and loving life in the19th century. Take a break from the games and activities as Becky Mason performs her canoe ballet. Get a taste of this beautiful boat meets dance phenomenon as Mason glides her way through the performance on a canoe. Imagine how difficult it would be to perform ballet

with a boat? If you have ever been curious about heritage trades and traditions, now is your chance to see how it’s done. Blacksmithing, lace making, sheep shearing and more will be featured along with scheduled tours of the historic house and wagon rides from Pinto Valley Ranch. Pack a picnic lunch for the family or if you want the cooking to be taken care of, a barbeque will be run by Scouts Canada with an additional cost for food and refreshments.An annual event, Riverfest gets bigger and better each year. For a more hands-on experience you can volunteer for the day by contacting Daniele Hamonic at Daniele.Hamonic@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 ext. 19042. Riverfest celebrations at Pinhey’s Point will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14. The cost for the event is $6 per person, $10 per pair, and $16 per family. The museum has many exciting programs and events for the whole family. For more information about this or any of the museum’s other summer events call 613-832-4347 or visit ottawa.ca/museums.

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Riverfest will include heritage demonstrations by historical recreationists, photo, upper right, games, and even a visit from Ottawa’s Bytown Brigatine, photo, bottom right.


Laura Mueller photo

CONDOLENCES TO NORWAY Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, the Danish ambassador, signs a book of condolences at the Norwegian Embassy in Centretown on Monday, July 25. As a neighbouring nation of Norway, Lorenzen said his country stands in solidarity with its neighbour following tragic attacks on the government offices in Oslo and on the youth summer camp at nearby Utøya on Friday, July 22.

Councillor Marianne Wilkinson


5th Annual Kanata North Picnic “ If this is the circus of the 21st century, things are looking up! ” San Fransisco Chronicle

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• THURSDAY, JULY 28 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., Kanata. For information, contact Jan at 613-592-4793.


The Rollergettes of Western Toronto. Set aside time to take in the ladies last home bout of the season happening at the Jack Charron Arena, 10 McKitrick Dr., in Kanata. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the whistle blowing at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Tickets are available at the door or online by visiting: www.brownpapertickets.com. Adults $10 in advance/$12 at the door; young adults (under 12) $5 in advance/$6 at the door; kids (under 5) free. See what roller derby is all about, and if you are interested in learning more why not attend one of three “Fresh Meat� open houses hosted by CCDD in August?

Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children (CPOMC) next monthly facilitated peer support meeting, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Room A1 at the Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Rd. Information: www.cpomc.ca or 613-492-1978.

SATURDAY, AUG. 6 Book Ends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beaverbrook Branch on Campeau Drive. The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library will hold a sale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Come for our great selection at great prices. Funds raised go towards enhanced library services in the local community.

• THURSDAY, AUG. 11 Capital City Derby Dolls (CCDD) invite you to join the Dolly Rogers as they take on

The City of Ottawa presents the free Concert in the Park series, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the

Village Square Park in Stittsville. A youth BBQ will be held at 6:15 p.m., with music from the Mick Armitage Band from 7-8:30 p.m. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets. Prizes to be won. (No alcohol or pets please).

SATURDAY, AUG. 13 Charity Baseball Tournament, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Deevy Pines Park, 65 Stonehaven Dr, Kanata. Tickets are $30 per person and include lunch (choice of hot dog or hamburger, a drink, and bag of chips) $5 for children 12 years and under. All ages and experience levels welcome. Cost of tickets cover field rental, food and proceeds to our CIBC Run for the Cure team “Kitty Cats.� Prizes to be won! Don’t want to play baseball? Come and donate and take part in some great draws! Contact Tracy

at 613-868-8205 or by email prljam52@ hotmail.com.

UNTIL JULY 31 Kelly Funeral Homes is asking the community to remember those people who are less fortunate than ourselves. Last year with the community’s assistance we helped to stock the pantry at the Shepherds of Good Hope. This summer we are asking again for your help during our annual Summer Food Drive. During the month of July, drop off your non perishable food at any Kelly Funeral Home location. Items needed are: tuna fish, canned meat, canned spaghetti or dry pasta, canned fruit & vegetables, baby food or formula, rice, hearty soups, dry bean, powdered milk, cereal/oatmeal, granola bars, peanut butter, coffee or tea. 464083

A Katimavik woman is holding an African craft and garage sale at 94 Vanstone Dr., in Kanata, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise funds to ship books overseas to Luweero, Uganda for a community library. Susan will also be accepting book donations on that day and after.



1600 Stittsville Main Street, Stittsville

Sunday Worship Services begin at 10 am Nursery, C-KIDS, Youth Ministries, Life Groups OfďŹ ce: 613-836-2606 Web: www.cbcstittsville.com Email us at: cbcinfo@cbcstittsville.com Direction for life's crossroads


GLEN CAIRN UNITED CHURCH 140 Abbeyhill Dr., Kanata Rev. Brian Copeland

10:00 am: Service of Worship and Sunday School

Summer Worship Services: Sunday 10:30 am

Free Methodist


Not Too Young Crew Children’s Church

Pastor Ken Roth 5660 Flewellyn Rd., Stittsville 613-831-1024


85 Leacock Drive Pastor: Rev. Louis Natzke Worship 9:30am

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Sunday 11:00am Worship Service with Nursery & Children’s Ministry 6:15pm Evening Service email: fellowshipbaptistchurch@bellnet.ca www.kanatafellowship.com 411571

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church


Pastors: Jonathan Mills, Bob Davies & Doug Ward www.kbc.ca

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


Sunday Service 9:30 am



- Rev. Colin N. McKenzie, Sr. Pastor - Rev. Carlo De Vito, Pastor of Family Ministries


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

Sunday Sunday

Pastor Shaun Seaman Please join us at 110 McCurdy Drive, 836-1429, www.trinitykanata.ca

44 Rothesay Drive, Kanata, ON, K2L 2X1

“Blessed are such as hold fast to the cord of kindliness and tender mercy and are free from animosity and hatred� 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

613-836-1764 Email: parish@holyredeemer.ca Website: www.holyredeemer.ca

Pastor: Rev. Pierre Champoux 396706

10:00am: Worship Service, Nursery, Children’s Program

613-447-7161 info@libertychurch.ca www.libertychurch.ca

Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

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8:00 am 8:00 am --Said Said Eucharist 9:15 am Music, Sunday School &School Nursery 10:00 am-- Choral - SungMusic, Eucharist and School Sunday 11:00 am Praise Sunday & Nursery


1078 Klondike Road, Kanata 613-591-3246 “A Church Rooted in Christ and Fruitful�

Tel:592-1546 592-1546 E-mail: E-mail: pastor@christrisen.com Tel: pastor@christrisen.com

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Vacation Bible School for 4-12 year-olds August 8 - 12, 9-12 noon All welcome! Theme: Big Jungle Adventure Register at www.christrisen.com

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

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Pastor: Keith MacAskill

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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Job Posting Position Title: Regional Human Resources Manager- 12 month contract (Maternity Leave) Department: Human Resources Location: Metroland – Ottawa Area: (Arnprior, Carleton Place, Kemptville, Nepean, Perth, Renfrew, & Smiths Falls)

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Metroland Media currently has an opening for a Regional Human Resources Manager supporting the Ottawa region. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, the incumbent will be responsible for providing expert Human Resources consultation to the Region ensuring all Human Resources needs are successfully met. Consulting with the regional businesses, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide guidance and consulting to ensure that business practices are promoted and supported by HR practices.

Experienced Hair Stylists Full and Part-time. Excellent compensation and benefits. Supercuts has over 2,100 locations and will be opening in Stittsville in August. Call Tammy 613-853-5159 or Email: Supercuts@oakviewmanagement.com

Key Responsibilities: • Promote the business strategy & vision by acting as a business partner to assist in the implementation of key initiatives

Employee Engagement - further develop a learning culture through effective succession planning, objective setting, performance development, talent review & development planning as well as one-on-one coaching Employee Relations – Coach Managers & employees through effective listening, counseling, being supportive & making appropriate recommendations in accordance with company policies, government legislation & the requirements of the business unit.

Labour relations – provide guidance and support to the management team on collective agreement interpretation & administration. Lead the grievance & arbitration process & assist in collective bargaining. Maintain a strong labour relations climate.

Ensure legal compliance is met with respect to all relevant employment and contractual legislation.

Facilitate learning & development by organizing and/or conducting training sessions and workshops.

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The Kitty Cats, a local CIBC Run for the Cure team, is hosting a charity baseball tournament on Aug. 13 to raise money for breast cancer research. The Kitty Cats was created after Catherine Birch, far right, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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“So my friends and family came up with doing the run team in my honour because the proceeds go to research.” Aside from raising funds, she also volunteers with the Run for the Cure’s organizing committee and is raising awareness that breast cancer can affect all ages. “She’s offering her support for other women,” said Klien. “She’s a great person. It’s amazing how she handled it all, she’s just incredible.” The baseball tournament is open to everyone and will take place on Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Deevy Pines Park, 65 Stonehaven Dr. Tickets are $30 per person, $5 for children 12 and under, and include lunch, field rental and proceeds to the Kitty Cats team. “Everybody’s welcome, whether they can play baseball or not,” said Klien. “They can always come to watch and cheer and donate to the cause.” For tickets, contact Klien at 613-8688205 or by email at traceklien@gmail. com.

Waste Management to host charity golf tourney WASTE MANAGEMENT Waste Management Inc. is hosting its annual corporate golf tournament for the first time in Canada. The golf tournament, which raises money for local charitable organizations, will be held in Ottawa at the Marshes Golf Club in Kanata on Aug. 2 and 3.

The golf tournament is an annual corporate event hosted by Waste Management throughout North America to raise funds for local community based organizations where the company operates. About 150 executives representing a variety of corporations throughout North America will participate in the golf tournament.

Waste Management expects to raise about $300,000 from this event for charitable organization in Ottawa and eastern Ontario. The Queensway Carleton Hospital, Algonquin College, Habitat for Humanity, and Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, plus other local programs will benefit from the proceeds to be raised at the tournament.



OTTAWA POLICE The Ottawa police started issuing “All Valuables Removed” warning cards this week to drivers to help raise awareness and combat theft from vehicles – a city wide crime trend. The new “All Valuables Removed” warning cards will also be distributed by police volunteers and auxiliary members. Thefts from vehicles are particularly high from June to October, and a good way to reduce these thefts is by lowering opportunities for criminals. With the “All Valuables Removed” initiative, residents will be instructed to remove their valuables from their vehicle, or secure them out of sight, and place a warning card in their window. The warning card warns would-be-thieves know not to bother searching their car, and also reminding others to take the same precautions.

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Ottawa’s Adam Simac and the Canadian men’s volleyball team will continue their quest to emerge as one of the globe’s best volleyball countries when they take on Slovakia in a World League qualifier July 29-30 at Scotiabank Place. “From the worlds last year to now, we’re making a lot of improvements in our game,” says Simac, whose squad upset Serbia, the planet’s fifth-ranked nation, at the 2010 world championships, but did not advance past the first round on tiebreaker. “But Slovakia is big and they’re skilled. If we don’t bring our best game, it’s going to be tough-going for us.” Simac, the lone Ottawa native on the national team (although a third of the players live in Ottawa while training out of Gatineau’s year-old multi-sports complex), last played for Canada at this past fall’s worlds in Germany. The 27-year-old hasn’t seen much game action since then either, missing a large chunk of the season with his Bled, Slovenia pro club due to an Achilles tendon injury and then remaining on the shelf with a back ailment for the Pan Am Cup in Gatineau last month. Simac isn’t sure if he’ll be a starting middle for the matches against Slovakia – although that was his role at the worlds – since the national team has a deep group of 20 players who push each other in practice, but there’s no doubt he’s excited for his first game action since early March. “I feel great. I really, really miss playing. It’s tough sitting off and watching the guys play,” says Simac, who’s salivating at the thought of playing in his first World League. “To be able to play against the best teams in the world for six or seven weeks, home and away, I

think that is the ultimate test of who is the best volleyball team in the world.” The FIVB (international volleyball federation) World League is a unique concept that doesn’t exist in many other sports. Instead of a league’s teams hailing from different cities, it’s national teams playing a 12-match homeand-away schedule to advance to the playoff round. The last time the Canadians participated in World League in 2007, each travel segment of their road trip took over 30 hours as they went from Canada to Korea, to Finland, to Brazil and then back home for pairs of matches on consecutive weekends. “It’s tiring,” smiles Canadian head coach Glenn Hoag. “But it’s matches, so it’s great. We struggle getting matches in June and July, and that would fill up that space with lots of good matches. “The team is reaching a certain level of maturity. Most of them are between 25 and 30 years old, so they need those matches to progress to the next step.” The 22nd-ranked Canadians will play some exhibition matches in Europe after the contests against the No. 33 Slovaks, and should they win against Slovakia, they’ll return home two weeks later in advance of the final qualifying stage for the 2012 World League. But Hoag isn’t looking past the current task at hand. “Europe, being the toughest region in the world for volleyball, Slovakia may be ranked behind us, but their level is pretty spectacular,” says Hoag, whose team will be without injured setter Josh Howatson and left-side/ middle Louis-Pierre Mainville, but is otherwise the healthiest it’s been in awhile. “I think they’re probably a little more game-ready than we are because they just came out of Euro League, but if we get people to come and see us and

cheer for us, that will make a difference.” Hoag’s troops are guaranteed to have the support of the local volleyball clubs, whose members have enjoyed volunteering as sweepers and scorekeepers for many national and international events that have come to Ottawa-Gatineau since the men’s team moved from Winnipeg in 2009. “It’s been a real boon for our club,” says Mavericks Volleyball club president Kerry MacLean, who is frequently in the announcer’s booth for Canada’s games. “Everything that goes on just gives the young players the chance to see what their dream, and these players, actually look like.” Turn back the clock to 2000 when Canada played Italy for a World League match in Gatineau and Simac was one of those youngsters watching in the stands. “I remember watching (veteran Canadian middle) Steve Brinkman play there and I was just in my early teenage years maybe, so that’s where I saw the legends of Canada and Italy, and that really kind of sparked something in me,” says Simac, who was focused on baseball as a teen and never played club volleyball before accepting an invitation from Queen’s University’s coach to join her squad. “It’s really cool to be playing on that same floor now.”


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Glen Cairn man TOPS in weight loss JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

A Glen Cairn man lost so much weight and transformed himself so completely his own mother didn’t recognize him when he met her at the Pearson International Airport. “She was completely shocked,” said Don Whiting, adding the only way she recognized him was through his “unique walk.” The 39-year-old man was recently crowned the ‘weight-loss king’ of the province at a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) conference in Sarnia, Ont. Whiting, who weighed 341 pounds in his before picture, managed to lose almost 180 pounds in a year. “She was just so impressed,” he said about his mother’s reaction. “She was so proud and so happy for me.” His mom, a TOPS leader, was the one who recommended Whiting give the program a try. After trying to lose weight through exercise, Whiting said the pounds weren’t melting off fast enough. So he started looking for help with his diet and nutrition. “She said try TOPS, that’s what it’s all about,” said Whiting. “They were able to look at my diet, got me writing down what I was eating.” After seeing what types of foods he was ingesting and how much, he realized why he wasn’t able to lose the weight faster. “I saw I was eating way more calories than what I needed,” he said. Whiting gave his diet an overhaul. Out went French friends and potato chips, in went vegetables and popcorn. “The pounds just started coming off so much easier,” he said. “It became an evolution.” On top of hitting the gym and watching his food intake, Whiting joined a ball hockey and volleyball team, and started running. He ran his first half marathon in Milwaukee, Wis., during the international TOPS conference. “I am definitely happier with myself and definitely more confident,” he said. And it shows in all areas of his life.



He said he now feels more confident speaking up at work meetings and even gave a speech to 1,400 people at the Sarnia conference – something he never would have agreed to pre-weight loss. “It was absolutely overwhelming. I’ve never got a standing ovation before, definitely not from 1,400 people,” he said. “People (were) making such a big deal about me, I just felt so overwhelmed and overjoyed about the whole thing.” At the Milwaukee meeting, Whiting was graduated into the KOPS program, Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly. “I did graduate from being a TOPS member to a KOPS member,” he said, adding it’s great to

get the support before, during and after the weight loss. Maimie Parker, the co-ordinator for the 78 TOPS chapters within eastern Ontario, said TOPS works for people because it doesn’t restrict food. “TOPS works for people because we do not go on a diet,” she said. “We are looking at healthy lifestyles and eating properly; eating the good food as opposed to so many of the things that are in the grocery stores that are fast, convenient and an awful lot of empty calories.” She added that walking and swimming are inexpensive ways to exercise and can help shed unwanted weight. “As well as eating properly you have to have exercise,” said

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Parker, who lives in Richmond. “You don’t need expensive equipment to exercise. You just need (to exercise) a little more than what you did yesterday. “The way that a person is going to lose weight and keep it off is to eat well and exercise more. Those are the two most important things to do.” The non-profit organization boasts over 170,000 members within Canada and the United States, and 20 chapters in Ottawa. “TOPS has a very reasonable membership. For $30 a year, you receive 10 TOPS news magazines and the weekly dues are according to the expenses of each chapter,” said Parker, adding dues are between $1.50 to $2 a week. Whiting is a member of the Glen Cairn TOPS/KOPS chapter, which meets at the Glen Cairn United Church every Monday evening. A second chapter, at

the Sobey’s in Kanata, meets every Wednesday morning. Whiting said he wants to help other people struggling with weight issues. “Number one is search for help. There’s lots of good advice out there, lots of help. You learn from other people,” he said. “People now ask me, ‘What’s next now that I’ve hit my goal weight?’ and my answer is helping others do the same. There is such an obesity epidemic in this country that is leading to so many different health problems that I want to do whatever I can to help others achieve the same results I did. If I can do it, anybody can do it.” TOPS is a non-profit, weightloss support and wellness group, promoting successful, affordable weight management and philosophy. For more information on TOPS, visit www.tops.org or call 1-800-932-8677.

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