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RECYCLE TREES Elk and goats enjoy a feast on old Christmas trees donated by residents.

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Adam James and the Kanata Blazers were finalists in the Minor Atom ‘AAA’ division at the Bell Capital Cup.

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Cup. “A lot of guys who are now playing in the National Hockey League have fond memories of it,” notes Mike Eastwood, a former NHL’er himself who coached the Kanata Blazers to the final of the minor atom ‘AAA’ competition. “For these kids, they know all that and they grew up in Kanata with this

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News in review: July to December Numerous complaints against OC Transpo, the overcrowding of area elementary schools and announcements of major festivals coming to Kanata – 2011 was an eventful year. In this week’s issue, we look back over the last six months of news stories covered in the KourierStandard. JULY • A development freeze in Kanata south and west was lifted on July 4, allowing developers to proceed with building plans. The hold was removed after a round of upgrades was completed to the Hazeldean sewage pumping station. • It took six hours of questions from councillors and members of the public before the east-west rail plan was passed unanimously by council on July 14. The vision approved by council was a revised version of the $2.1-billion plan for a 12.5-kilometre LRT line, including a downtown tunnel and 13 stations. • A violent storm collapsed the main stage at the Ottawa Bluesfest on July 17, sending thousands of people into serious panic. The storm, which featured wind gusts of more than 95 kilometres per hour, struck just before 7:30 p.m., prematurely ending the festival. Classic rockers Cheap Trick were about 20 minutes into their set on the MBNA stage.

• The long-awaited and much-contested Terry Fox Drive extension officially opened on July 21, connecting the north and south ends of Kanata. • It was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk when the temperature soared to 47 C with the humidex on July 21, the second day of a heat wave that swept through the city. • Around 40 residents attended an open house session on the upcoming sewer reconstruction plan for Kanata north at the Mlacak Centre on July 26, following heavy rains that flooded at least 40 homes in Beaverbrook. The meeting announced that work would start in the fall on an overhaul of the sanitary sewer system, which many residents said they were happy to hear.

• Leaving Scotiabank Place after a big event is set to get a lot easier after the announcement of plans to build a new ramp onto Hwy. 417. The ramp will reduce the amount of time it takes to get out of the arena’s parking lot from 17 or 18 minutes to just two minutes, said Mayor Jim Watson. • The Hazeldean Road bridge over the Carp River was put under a microscope of inspection to determine why it sank more than expected when construction supports were removed in July. Construction on the bridge was halted and engineers were called in to investigate the cause of the excessive deflection. The bridge was officially opened on Oct. 31. AUGUST

• Victims of the 2009 rainstorm that flooded more than 1,500 homes in the city’s west-end filed a $1.5-million lawsuit against the City of Ottawa. The lawsuit alleged the municipality was negligent in the design and maintenance of the city’s sewer system and failed to protect homeowners from sewage spills. • It was announced in July that the 2012 Juno Awards will be held at Scotiabank Place on April 1, 2012. The event is expected to inject $5.3 million into the local economy.

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• William Commanda, an Algonquin and spiritual elder, passed away during the early morning hours on Aug. 3, at the age of 97. His funeral, which took place on Aug. 5, commenced a three-day gathering of the Circle of All Nations, founded by Commanda with a focus on sacred places. The annual event, which takes place at his home, is a gathering to promote environmental stewardship and respect for the land. • In the wake of layoffs from Smart Technologies in Kanata, 18 workers celebrated after winning the lottery. The group won over $7 million in the Lotto 6/49 jackpot on Aug. 10, just a day after the company issued a notice of massive layoffs. At least 10 in the winning group had received pink slips before learning of their big cash windfall.

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School students raised over $35,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation during its run on Sept. 28.

• The Kanata Kourier-Standard ran a special feature on a 22-year-old woman named Meaghan Pearson on Aug. 25. Meaghan had been diagnosed rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, and the doctors had given her a month to live. She shared her story of hope, and of living every day as if was the last. She had a message: “It’s not what’s been taken from you, it’s what you do with what you have left.” The following day, on Aug. 26, Meaghan passed away in her mother’s arms. Hundreds of family and friends gathered during a funeral service held on Aug. 29.

by the Progressive Conservative Party in Carleton-Mississippi Mills was “disgraceful,” said former Ontario premier Ernie Eves on Aug. 25. “The treatment that Norm got from his own party was not very polite, was not fair, it was not loyal, it was not compassionate and it was not very honest,” said Eves. Sterling, who served as MPP for 34 years, lost a bitter nomination battle for the Carleton-Mississippi Mills riding at Scotiabank Place on March 31 to Ontario Landowners activist and farmer Jack MacLaren.

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• Public transit users weren’t thrilled with the outcome of the Sept. 4 OC Transpo route “optimization,” said councillors. Suburban councillors in particular said their office phones had been lighting up with residents complaining about subpar service since the massive changes went into effect. • Toronto company Bondfield Construction was awarded the tender for the new Kanata North recreation centre in September. • Friends and well wishers paid their respects to the 17year-old girl who was killed in a traffic accident near the Eagleson park and ride on Sept. 12. Bouquets of flowers were placed on the median near where the girl, identified as Serena Deng, was struck by a pick-

Corey Montgomery was selected to carry the Rick Hansen Medal for the 25th Anniversary Relay in October.

• The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre celebrated 25 years in the community on Sept. 19. • A ruling designating the Kizell pond area a provincially significant wetland and an important habitat for endangered species will delay and force changes to the contentious Beaver Pond development, it was announced in September.

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• KNL developers agreed to fix the damage caused by filling a section of Shirley’s Brook in late September without a permit. • The Kanata Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 20th anniversary in the community on Oct. 23 along with the Ottawa Senators 20th year in the city.

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OCTOBER • More than 200 participants packed several rooms at city hall for the Mayor’s Seniors Summit on Oct. 3. The city wanted to know how it can best align its services to be ready for a wave of aging seniors in the coming years. • Progressive Conservative Jack MacLaren was declared the winner of the Carleton-Mississippi Mills Riding on Oct. 6. Liberal candidate Megan Cornell put on a brave face after losing to MacLaren. Liberal party leader Dalton McGuinty managed to secure a third term as premier in Ontario following the provincial election, winning a 53seat minority, only one seat short of his coveted third majority. • Fifteen-year-old Jamie Hubley, the son of Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, and Wendy Barber and the brother of Christine Leigh and Joshua, took his own life on Oct. 15 after struggling with being bullied for his sexual preference and dealing with a deepening depression. Hubley spoke out about his son’s suicide on Oct. 17 saying his “beautiful boy” was a compassionate, talented child who struggled with depression and bullying over his sexuality before

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• Over 2,000 people gathered at the Kanata Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Active members of the Canadian Forces marched in the parade, along with veterans, cadets and scouts, among others. • Both the Kanata South and Kanata North accommodation review committees (ARC) met for their fourth public meeting and presented their draft recommendations to parents on Nov. 16. The public school board will make a final decision on changes to Kanata schools on April 24. • North Carolina based Tanger Factory Outlet Centers said it had bought about 20 hectares of land at Palladium Drive to be developed as an outlet mall, along with Canadian real estate company RioCan, on Nov. 21. • The Capital Hoedown will make Walter Baker Park its new home this coming August, it was announced on Nov. 22, with headliners such as Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Reba McEntire. • Richcraft Group of Companies an-

nounced it would pay half a million dollars to put its name on the new Kanata North recreation complex, it was announced in November. • Around 30 property owners and tenants gathered at The Marshes Golf Club on Monday, Nov. 28 to discuss the possibility of creating a Business Improvement Area for the Kanata North Business Park. DECEMBER • Over 100 people attended the Dec. 6 vigil at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre to honour and remember the 14 women killed in the Montreal Massacre, as well as all abused and murdered women everywhere. Every year the centre holds a vigil in honour of the women killed in the Montreal Massacre that took place on Dec. 6 1989. • The Kourier-Standard ran a feature story about violence against women and how west-end resident Maryanne escaped an abusive relationship with a controlling boyfriend. She spoke out in the hopes of aiding other women in hurtful relationships seek the help she found. “It’s important for me to be able to give back,” she said. “I wanted women

to know that there is life after this. I mean, it’s not going to be easy but you can do it.” • Bill Teron, the “Father of Kanata”, vowed to fight what he called “a systemic sickness” in the city’s planning process. Teron said he would spearhead a fundraising effort to amass a $1-million “war chest” to fight spotzoning requests across the city. He said $250,000 of that money would be needed to fight a proposal to build a 16-storey highrise at the site of the old Canada Post building at 2 The Parkway in Beaverbrook. Teron spoke against the proposal during a meeting on Dec. 12. • Community members offered ideas to Moriyama and Teshima Architects on the design of the West District Library on Dec. 15. Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2012, with the building scheduled to open in January 2014. • Ground was broken for the new Richcraft Recreation Complex, Kanata on Dec. 21. The $43.14-million recreation centre, which will serve Kanata, West Carleton, and Goulbourn, will be built at 4101 Innovation Dr. and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2013.

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arlez vous francais? For Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Robert Chisholm, that may very well have been the question that scuttled his run for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party. In December, Chisholm announced that, after months of criss-crossing the country and after a pledge to get his French-language skills up to snuff, he came to the realization that the leader of the government-in-waiting needed to be able to parlez Francais on day one, not after a period of intense cramming. A unilingual Anglophone leading a party whose major seat strength comes from Quebec will probably have as much chance of electoral success as an unilingual coach has of remaining at the helm of the Montreal Canadians. For the NDP, last year was a frustrating one, and Chisholm knows frustration when he sees it. While the NDP soared to new heights this year under the late, charismatic Jack Layton, the official opposition was thrown into limbo when he lost his battle with cancer in August, Back in 1998, Chisholm came agonizingly close to power. As the leader of the Nova Scotia NDP, voters

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ccording to the usual deadlyaccurate computer projections, the seven-billionth human being has been born. This has implications that none of us can really understand. However many people now suspect that there will soon be seven billion people living in their neighbourhood. This is because of intensification, a policy that has taken on the properties of sacred cow in many cities, including this one. The idea, which has great surface plausibility, is that cities should encourage more people to live in central areas. They will do this by planning and zoning. This will prevent ugly urban sprawl with all the costs that go along with it. The central area will flourish with all its new residents, who will not clog the streets with their cars because they will use public transit. What a nice city we would have if all this were to come true. But it probably won’t. We will continue to have sprawl and it will coincide with more crowded central area neighbourhoods and more cars and more unhappy people. And why would that be? Because the usual deadly-accurate reading of human nature says that intensification flies in the face of it.

flipped a coin – and it landed on its side. His NDP won 19 seats, the exact same number as the Liberals. Parliamentary convention saw to it that the incumbent Liberals got another crack at governing, with Progressive Conservative support. Chisholm’s decision to drop out of the federal NDP leadership race because of his French problem now throws some light on Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar and Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash, who have problems with French and English respectively. Dewar’s French is passable, good even, but not great. Saganash has struggled in the debates to express himself well in English. This is not a moot point. Remember back in 2006 and the Liberal leadership race? The joke question going around was, “How good is Stephane Dion’s English? About as good as Gerard Kennedy’s French,” a sop at the linguistic skills, or lack thereof, of both candidates. Then, at the convention, it was Kennedy who helped put Dion over the top. One of Dion’s oft-repeated, shortcomings as leader? Canadians had trouble understanding him – in either language.

Spaced out in the ‘burbs CHARLES GORDON Funny Town The human nature in question is the Canadian variety. Canadians have always had lots of space and have always enjoyed that. The experts tell us we don’t need all that space but average Canadians might not agree. They want enough room to swing a cat, as somebody’s grandmother used to say. You know that for yourself. Take a trip to some crowded country in Europe or the Third World and the first thing you want to do when you come home is to stretch out, walk down the street without dodging people, park your car without having to drive five kilometres away, go out in the yard and enjoy the fact that you have a yard. You also like the look of space. You like to see the sky, the tops of trees. Somebody puts an apartment building where the sky

used to be and you don’t say, “Oh, goody! Intensification.” This is why all those neighbourhood fights are taking place and it’s why people are still moving to the ’burbs. People like space and they see that there still seems to be lots of it. Against them are the planners and urbanization experts who say this is the wrong way to live. They picture a new urban utopia and can’t understand why everyone else doesn’t see it too. Everyone else does see it, in a way. It’s probably fair to say that most people agree in principle with the idea of intensification. They would just prefer that intensification take place on somebody else’s street. From the point of view of human nature, another problem is that the chief beneficiaries of intensification may not exist. The idea is predicated on the notion of a new generation of urbanites, who like to live in low-rise apartments, eschew the automobile and take the bus everywhere. Are there enough such people around to make the theory work? Do you know any yourself ? If you do, they might be rich because many of the new intensified dwellings that are springing up are for people

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who have lots of money. To many Ottawans, then, intensification means rich people moving into tall buildings in the neighbourhood and blocking the sky. And one more thing: since the transit system is still somewhat less than perfect, those rich people are going to be bringing their cars. Meanwhile, people who can’t afford the intensified lifestyle or want enough room to swing a cat will continue to buy singlefamily dwellings in the suburbs, which means more development and more cars driving downtown. Imagine how much worse it’s going to get when we are eight billion.

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Letters back yard and dictated the height of fences, etc. I suppose that the comment that irritates me most is, “Highrise buildings have no place in the middle of single family homes.” The implication seems to be that the proposed highrise will be surrounded by single family homes. In fact, on one side of the highrise will be the 11-storey Atriums apartment building; on side two will be a large parking lot and Earl of March school, on side three will be a parking lot and the Bell Canada building; on side four will be a collection of

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three story row houses (which, when built, were furiously opposed as ruining Beaverbrook with forecasts of traffic jams on Teron Road). If we look at Teron Road, there is, in fact, only one single dwelling structure on the entire road and it seems to be used as a commercial enterprise. As for heritage preservation committees...Newfoundland with structures dating to the 14th century has heritage to preserve. Beaverbrook dating to 1960s needs to wait a bit. A.M. Max Beaton Beaverbrook

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Re: “Teron funds battle against highrise,” Dec. 1, Kourier-Standard. Many of the comments attributed to Bill Teron are a little over the top. We did not really spend 50 years planning the community (Beaverbrook). Perhaps we did spend years planning Kanata (although there is little to show for the planning). Similarly I doubt that all architects and planners are going to quit if the high rise is approved. Some of the comments attributed to Andrew Sterling and Eileen Howell also surprise me. They are quoted as saying “the whole thing came at us in two weeks. The developers have had six months, a year to make their decisions”. As far as I know, the sign advertising the site for sale was erected some months ago so any interested Beaverbrook citizen had a lot of time to en-

quire. The actual announcement of the sale was made less than a month ago, as far as I know. Further, Howell is quoted as saying, in one place, “No one is turning me down” and in another place “Over 200 people were contacted about the dinner and around 120 participated”. As well, I am one of the people who was contacted and certainly did not support the campaign against the development. Apart from phone calls from Howell, no one in Kanata has commented to me on the development so it seems to me to be a little over the top to say that “this thing snowballed to an enormous uprising of civic interest”. I would not say that 120 people out of a population in Kanata of about 70,000 is an enormous groundswell of public opinion. There is a comment that we must follow the original plan for Kanata. As someone who has lived in Beaverbrook since 1972, I assume that this would include reviving the Kanata Covenant which governed even the colour of one’s doors , forbade drying clothes in the

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himself across the globe as an international lecturer and as a professor. In his four or five weeks of “vacation” time, White travels to places like India, Dominica and Alaska. It started in 1998, after someone heard him speak at a community problem solving forum when he was in the RCMP in the Yukon. That led to a speaking gig in Alaska, and White never looked back. “I learn something every day,” White said about his globe-trotting lecturing. “I will bring back some different thinking,” he said. His most recent jaunt took him way out of his comfort zone, to the Chinese Peoples’ Police University in Beijing. White was ready for a culture clash as he addressed halls of up to 160 policing students and senior police officials on topics such as police accountability and transparency and community mobilization. “It’s a little more difficult there because things like possession of 50 grams of cocaine is a death penalty. So having a discussion around addictions is challenging,” he said. “When they talk about human rights issues, it’s really interesting because they talk about law and justice. It’s their job to hold up the law. If the law changed and the justice system was different, they would uphold it differently,” White said. “I spoke really openly about what I see as the changes in policing needed (in order to be) successful,” he added. Community engagement is the missing piece in China, but it’s a philosophical difference White said he feels almost anywhere he travels, including Australia. White said lecturing is the best way to teach other cops about his approach to policing. “Sometimes you really do have to get the message out one lecture at a time.”

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KOURIER-STANDARD STAFF A Bridlewood man was treated for burns to his arms and legs after attempting to put out a garage fire on Monday, Jan. 2. Firefighters received a 911 call about the fire at a home on Black Tern Crescent close to midnight and arrived to find a fire in a garbage can in the house’s garage. The fire was extinguished and contained to the garage with no damage to the rest of the home. The Ottawa fire department said the cause of the fire appears to be acciden-

tal. Damage was limited to the contents of the garage, estimated at around $30,000. Two nights earlier, Ottawa firefighters put out a commercial fire at the Stonehaven Plaza on 701 Eagleson Rd. Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from Mojo Restaurant in the plaza on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 8:41 p.m. The damage is estimated at $100,000 for the building and $150,000 for the contents. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from Mojo Restaurant at the Stonehaven Plaza on 701 Eagleson Rd. on Dec. 31.

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The Carleton Place Kings Atom House ‘B’ team, seen, right, in action against the Leitrim Hawks, billeted the Korean Eagles during the Bell Capital Cup.

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The Kanata Blazers received their silver trophy for second place in the Bell Capital Cup Minor Atom ‘AAA’ from former Ottawa Senator Todd White.

Simon Labelle scored a hat trick in the championship game, but it wasn’t quite enough as his Cumberland Grads fell 5-3 to North Bay in the Bell Capital Cup Minor Atom ‘AA’ final.

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‘The kids had a tremendous time and that’s what it’s all about’: White CAPITAL CUP, from 1 Arenas across the city were buzzing throughout the Dec. 28 to Jan. 1 event as 410 atom and peewee-aged teams competed in 19 divisions at the 13th-annual tournament, including a record 15 teams from overseas who were all hosted by local participants. Parents of the Carleton Place Atom House ‘B’ Kings who billeted the Korean Eagles found themselves cheering just as hard for their guests as they were for their own kids. Despite living half a world apart, the connection between the young players was instant as they bonded with tobogganing, video games and mini-sticks, note Carleton Place hosts Eric and Cynthia Belliveau. “I think it’s really the start of something that will last beyond just the week they’re here,” says Eric, whose son Alexandre roomed with Eagles players Dong Hyun Shin and Se Hyeon Yi. And of course there was the action on the ice as teams played multiple games

each day, plus all-star contests and skills competitions. The Nepean Raiders won the highest level championship out of area teams by capturing the minor peewee ‘AAA’ division crown, while the Stittsville Rams were best in the major atom ‘B’ event. “The organizers do a great job,” salutes Ottawa West Golden Knights coach Rob Vandenberg, whose minor peewee ‘A’ team played in one of two division finals that were decided in overtime. “It’s really well-run and it’s a highlight of the season every year.” MINOR ATOM AAA CHAMPIONSHIP The 11-2 score in the championship game wasn’t the prettiest, but winning silver trophies when matched up against the Toronto Marlboros was an accomplishment nonetheless for the Kanata Blazers. “We asked them for one thing,” explains Mike Eastwood, whose team scored the first goal and was tied 1-1

against their powerhouse opponents after the first period. “We asked them to work as hard as they possibly could, and every boy in that dressing room worked as hard as they could every shift. “You can’t always control the outcome. The Marlies are one of the best teams in the province and in the country. They are the top of the top. We gave it everything we had and played with them for a period. “The way I look at it, coming from a smaller community like Kanata, getting a chance to play against the big boys, for us we were very fortunate.” Eastwood was also impressed that his team “battled and battled” to reach the final. Backed by goaltenders Gabe Arrigo and Tye Austin, the Blazers recorded three shutouts at the event over Troy Albany, Lambton and Assabet Valley, and also had a good defensive effort in a 2-1 semi-final victory over Rideau St. Lawrence. “I’m happy,” says Kanata player Ben Semiga, who collected close to 50 pins from other teams during the tourna-

ment. “It was a lot of fun.” Semiga and Keagan Johnston were responsible for four of the paltry five goals Toronto allowed over the course of the tournament as the Marlies completely overwhelmed their opponents by a combined margin of 63-5. So there weren’t too many sad faces for the Blazers as they collected their awards from honourary tournament chair Todd White, a Kanata native and former Ottawa Senator. “Getting into the finals of a major tournament competition is just a heck of an accomplishment for our team,” adds Eastwood, whose players came up as a group to accept the trophy since no one is singled out as a captain. “The kids had a tremendous time, and that’s what it’s all about. They got to play at Scotiabank Place, with that big new score clock, and they absolutely loved every minute of it. They’re all walking away with smiles.” Kanata teams were also semi-finalists in Major Peewee ‘AA’, Major Atom ‘AAA’ and Atom House ‘A’.


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Residents can turn their real Christmas trees into a holiday treat for farm animals this winter. Donating a live spruce, pine or fir tree is another green alternative to throwing it in the green bin once the holiday season is over. The Elk Ranch on Old Carp Road and the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge on Dunrobin Road are both collecting live Christmas trees as forage for elk and goats. “The goats will delight in stripping the trees down into naked skeletons very quickly,” said Lynne Rowe, founder of the wildlife refuge. Her goats’ winter diet consists mainly of hay, so some spruce or pine needles are a real treat, Rowe said. The same is true at the Elk Ranch. “It adds a different diet for the elk,” said Thom van Eeghen, who owns the Elk Ranch with his wife Fay Armitage. “It gives them some roughage. It adds different minerals and vitamins to their diet that they don’t normally get in a captive situation.” The elk will strip the tree bare, eating the pine needles and the bark. “They’ll eat it right down to the trunk,” said van Eeghen, who has about 90 freerange elk on his property. “The elk eat

it up pretty much completely and you’re helping a farmer at the same time.” Live trees that have been treated with chemicals in the water are not recommended for the animals, said van Eeghen. “The elk can smell it,” he said, adding chemically-treated spruce, pine or firs are safely burned in the summer. “They won’t touch those ones.” He also said to ensure all tinsel and decorations have been removed before dropping off a tree. Tinsel can be difficult for animals to digest and can harm the elk and goats. Every year, van Eeghen said the Elk Ranch receives between 20 and 30 trees from residents, which can last the herd up to three months. “They’ll eat a lot,” he said. People can drop their live trees off at the Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge at 2494 Dunrobin Rd. in the ditch or on the front lawn, or at the Elk Ranch, located at 1271 Old Carp Rd., in front of the barn. People are also invited to visit the ranch store and pick up some meat. “Stop by and buy some elk meat, some roast or some steaks, some sausage or even some hamburger if you’re willing to fight the frigid temperatures at your barbeque,” said van Eeghen. Rowe said that she would also be happy to accept hedge trimmings or other natural scraps throughout the year.

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Voting set to open for business awards JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

The Kanata Chamber of Commerce saw a record number of nominees put forward for this year’s People’s Choice Business Awards. Voting is set to begin on Jan. 9, with 281 companies, non-profits and individuals competing for a top spot among their peers. Online voting, which will determine the award winners in all categories except for the Citizen of the Year Award, will run until Feb. 3. The nomination period, which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22, is now closed. Five finalists will be declared in each category in the competition, with the winners announced at a gala awards night at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata on Feb. 23. Twenty-seven awards will be presented to businesses, organizations and individuals in the three geographic regions – Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton – represented by the Chamber. The Citizen of the Year Award will go to one person from the whole area and the winner will be selected by a committee. Winners in all other categories will be

determined solely by the number of votes received in the online voting. The awards recognize exceptional service in the community, as voted by those who know them best, the residents of Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton, said Rosemary Leu, general manager of the Kanata Chamber of Commerce. “This event is a great way to showcase the many businesses and individuals who make our community of Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton such a great place to live, work and play,” said Leu. Last year, the Chamber received a record number of over 10,000 votes for the nominated businesses, with 254 nominees in 12 categories. All those interested in placing their votes for this year’s awards can find more information on the website at www.kanatachamber.com. The Kanata Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that helps create a positive business environment and contribute to the success of the Kanata, Goulbourn and West Carleton business community by providing leadership, representation, information and networking opportunities. With files from John Curry

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According to the Mayan calendar, 2012 marks the end of the world. For author John Gleed, the end of the world comes from the Sleeping Death Contagion virus, which wipes out almost all of earth’s population in his first published novel “Earth’s New Beginning.” The former Beaverbrook resident follows the stories of four unrelated survivors across the globe, from Canada, the United States, England and Kenya. Gleed’s former community is well represented, with a survivor hailing from Kanata, and one from Morrisburg, where the 66-year-old currently resides after retiring from the hightech industry in 2002. “Morrisburg is fairly obvious because I’ve been living down here for five or six years now,” said Gleed, who founded the JetForm Corporation, which was bought by Adobe in 2002. “So far as Kanata was concerned I guess being in the high-tech industry for 30 years and (having) lived in the Kanata area for a bit, and then out in Carp for a bit, Crystal Bay for a bit and Nepean for a bit, it became fairly easy to decide to have one of the survivors come from that area.” Gleed immigrated to Ottawa from England to work for Nortel, then known as Bell Northern Research. The English survivor in the novel hails from a small village in northern

England where Gleed grew up. Locations of the survivors from the States were places that he visited either as a tourist or on business, he said. Gleed’s connection to Kenya, which he has never visited, came from his first wife who passed away in the mid’90s. She was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, said Gleed. The book takes a look into the survivors’ lives for the first nine months through their first winter after the infection spreads rapidly and leaves less than one in 100,000 survivors. “I guess it was a combination of thinking of all the scenarios, the end of the world scenarios, things that have gone on in the recent past (such as) SARS and the bird flu,” said Gleed, a member of the board of directors of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Upper Canada Playhouse. He grew up and completed high school during the height of the Cold War. Gleed said he always thought about what he would do if “the big bomb dropped.” Since then, he’s been fascinated with apocalyptic fiction. “It seems that there are quite a lot of people who have a similar fascination that I have,” said Gleed, “People that are interested in that kind of disaster novel.” His book looks at the idea of what people would do if there were no regulations. “Have you ever thought of a situa-

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Morgan’s Grant author publishes first novel at 12 JESSICA CUNHA jessica.cunha@metroland.com

Cadie Thompson isn’t a normal 13year-old; she’s a secret agent, a vigilante fighting the world’s criminals. She’s also the main character in 12year-old Dorothy Babiakova’s first novel, “Dangerously Yours, Cadie Thompson.” “I’m not sure where I actually got the idea,” said Dorothy, who lives in Morgan’s Grant. “I was thinking I could make something more directed to girls but also to boys. Not an adult, a kid. Cadie Thompson, she’s a person that symbolizes that kids don’t have to wait until they’re grown up to do incredible things.” The Grade 7 All Saints Catholic High School student first wrote the book while in grades 5 and 6 in an old notebook, along with pencil sketches. “A lot of people they just go, ‘Wow, that’s incredible.’ I feel kind of flattered,” said Dorothy about publishing a novel at a young age. “My face just turns red.” Last February, Dorothy sent copies of the introduction, the first chapter and a cover letter to six different publishers. “I read about how you can publish a book,” she said. “I heard about how J.K. Rowling (the author of the ‘Harry Potter’ series) sent it to 11 different publishers.” She received only two replies, one a no and one from Baico Publishing asking to

see the entire manuscript. “I got really excited. I was so amazed that it was only six different publishers,” said Dorothy. “I thought I would have to send it to way more. I was really surprised.” She spent her summer editing the copy, cleaning up the illustrations and designing the cover page. By October, the finished product was in her hand. “It’s a bit amazing to see how it’s gone from this torn up old notebook…to a book. It’s pretty hard to believe,” said Dorothy. “I did learn a lot and it was tiring too. “You don’t just write a book and off you’re done; it’s a lot of work.” So far, she’s sold about 30 copies of “Dangerously Yours.” The novel follows Cadie as she travels halfway across the world to find an ally to help her defeat an evil villain, bent on killing her. “I think it would be maybe an adventure, maybe a thriller,” said Dorothy about her book. “There’s a lot of action in it.” Submitted photo

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be too young to do something,” she said. “A lot of people can do amazing things. There’s a lot of disappointing things in our generation but there’s a lot of amazing things. If we all just tried than we could make this world into an amazing place.” Instead, Dorothy said she believes people should focus on what they want to achieve. “If we stopped saying, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and instead say, ‘What do you want to be now?’ then I think we could do amazing things.” Her parents, mother Janka Babiakova and father Milan Babiak, both said they are incredibly proud of their daughter. “It was exciting,” said her father. “To me it was kind of natural. It wasn’t so much of a surprise because she worked very hard on it for almost two years. It was a tangible result of her hard work.” He added the publisher didn’t know Dorothy’s age when she sent in her manuscript. Milan asked the publisher to guess how old she was and the publisher said 21. “When I said 12 I heard a big, big pause. He couldn’t believe that,” said Milan. Janka said she was asked to help with the editing. “When she gave me her manuscript and asked me to edit it…I said ‘Yes, sure,’ then I started to read and I caught myself reading the story,” said Janka. “I wasn’t really looking for spelling mistakes.” Dorothy added that her sisters, Kristina and Martina, both helped her through the editing process as well. “They’re very inspiring in some ways and they’re both really good sisters. They helped me so much with my book,” she said. “Designs, editing, they gave me honest opinions, they didn’t sugar coat anything. They were honest with me and that’s something I appreciate the most.” Dorothy has plans to turn “Dangerously Yours” into a series, following dif-

ferent spies as the main characters. “I was thinking there would be a final book where they all join up and go on a final mission,” she said. “Maybe about four books altogether in that series.” Dorothy has also finished writing two more novels, one a mystery set in England – where she said she’s always wanted to travel to – and another about bullying. “It’s a really sensitive subject to me,” said Dorothy. “I see a lot of it. I find that it’s really important that kids learn how serious it is.”

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She’s already sent in copies of the manuscripts, and the publisher said he was interested in the new books. “I find that I’m really excited that I’ve found one publisher,” said Dorothy. “I think that it’s a good head start for when I get older if I want to have it on my resume for college and different jobs.” Dorothy said she didn’t think she’d be a full-time author after she finishes school, but wants to look at careers such as journalism or acting and write on the side. “But I would still definitely write books it just wouldn’t be the main thing,” she said. For more information on Dorothy and her novel “Dangerously Yours, Cadie Thompson” visit her website at www. dorothybooks.com.


Community Calendar The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s Ontario Early Years Centre Carleton is offering a School’s Cool program in Jan. and Feb. 2012. School’s Cool is designed to help children age 3-5 who haven’t gone to nursery school get ready for school. Sixweek program, four mornings/week from 9 a.m.-noon. Applications can be picked up at 2 MacNeil Crt. or online at www.wocrc. ca. Space is limited. For more information, contact Melanie and Susan, at 613-591-3686.

• SATURDAY, JAN. 7 March Kanata Skating Club is hosting the 2012 Skate Canada – Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Regional Invitational Competition on Jan. 15. The Kanata Sports Club is organizing an afternoon of Trivia, socializing and Sens ticket raffle to support the event. Starts at 1 p.m. at 10 McKitrick Dr., Glen Cairn, above the Jack Charron arena. Enter a team of 8, or as smaller groups or individuals. Cost $10 per player (youth 12 years of age and older may participate). Net donations will go directly to 2012 Skate Canada – Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Regional Invitational Competition. Register by sending an email with the name of trivia players in your party to: testchair@marchkanataskatingclub.com. AMC Theatres and Geneva Centre for Autism have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities and sensory issues a special opportunity to enjoy The Adventures of Tintin at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event. Information: www.amctheatres.com.

Book Ends will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beaverbrook library 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.

• JAN. 8 & 11 Rural Root Theatre will hold auditions for the spring show, “The Curious Savage” directed by Roy Ballantine at 7 p.m. on both days. The theatre is also looking to fill a number of crew positions. Visit www.ruralroot.org for more details.

• MONDAY, JAN. 9 Community Bible Church invites seniors to the “Wise Guys and Gals Drop-In” for coffee, home baked sweets and a guest speaker from Ottawa Public Health on how to prevent falls in the home. We look forward to welcoming you from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All seniors are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation. Community Bible Church is at 1600 Stittsville Main St., on the web at www. cbcstittsville.com and reachable by phone at 613-836-2606. Please check our web calendar for the date, speaker and/or theme for future months. CFUW-Ottawa general meeting with guest speaker Chantal LeClerc, Interim CEO, Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa. For more info contact Jill Moll at jill.moll@ gmail.com or 613-237-2535.

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The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association will host a business meeting preceding the presentation of the awards to the winners of the Christmas-Holiday Season Home Lights Contest. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and be held in the Community Room of Katimavik Elementary School, 64 Chimo Dr. All residents of Katimavik-Hazeldean are welcome.

• TUESDAY, JAN. 10 The Probus Club of Western Ottawa meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 33 Leacock Dr., Kanata, at 10 a.m. for coffee followed by a guest speaker. January’s speaker will be Allison Knight, legal counsel for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada. The Probus Club is for retired and semi-retired men and women who appreciate and value opportunities to meet others with similar levels of interest. For more information call Pat Thompson at 613-591-1390.

• WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 Grab a friend and join us at our Ladies Luncheon, 1 p.m. Please send RSVP to Amy at Walden Village Retirement Residence 613-591-3991.

• JAN. 14 & 15 St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, 1135 March Rd., Kanata, is hosting a weekend of celebrations to dedicate the new church. Saturday: 5 p.m. dedication mass with Archbishop Prendergast; 6:15 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner (advance tickets needed). Dinner tickets available at the rectory - 613-5921961. Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. mass; 12:30 to 3 p.m. open house, for a church tour..

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POWER PLAY The Kanata Blazers won the Power-Play Challenge at the Bell Capital Cup Relay Race Skills Competition, which was held Dec. 30. The team was comprised of goaltender Josh Downing and defenseman Justin Bullock.

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Plant Engineering Manager Qualifications: Engineering Degree/Diploma. Minimum 10 years of extensive Management or Supervisory experience leading a team of employees in a manufacturing environment. Skills: Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively communicate motivate and develop teamwork. Excellent decision making ability. Demonstrated superior interpersonal managing skills. Proficient in the use of software; MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other spreadsheet systems. Salary commensurate with experience. We provide a comprehensive flex benefit plan along with company paid pension. We thank all applicants, but only those invited to an interview will be contacted.

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers.

BestTheratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and self-contained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal - to provide the best products and services to customers. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Installs, modifies and troubleshoots a variety of electrical, electronic and control devices used in manufacturing company products. • Plans and determines installation procedures by studying data from work orders, job specifications and circuit diagrams. • Installs electrical or electronic components such as motors, power supplies, control and sensing devices and electronic computing and control systems. • Works to close tolerances employing a variety of hand tools, test probes, control meters and electronic testing devices. • Analyses symptom of equipment failures to determine cause of malfunction. • Connects wiring, test and adjusts electro-mechanical devices to synchronize operations with specifications. • Trouble-shoots defects using functional test equipment, dismantles malfunctioning equipment and parts and replaces with suitable substitutes. Must be aware of Electrostatic dissipation principles. • Required to perform heavy physical work while avoiding potential safety hazards. • Performs other related electrical and electronic duties as required. • Performs computer hardware and software configurations as required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Performs the detailed design of radiofrequency power amplifiers (electromechanical system design) under the supervision of the RF senior engineer • Designs individual components, sub-assemblies and electrical cabinet assemblies • Designs wiring schematics and electrical schematics including assembly specifications • Documents BOM and purchasing database for the completion of the manufacturing documentation • Specifying components and suppliers under engineering assistance. Outsourcing components. • Prepares suitable documentation packages for quotation, internal reviews or customers as required • Maintains drawings and accompanying information following company policy • The position requires working at the business location in Vancouver office and regularly travels for documentation. • Reports to the RF Engineer/Manager

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • The preferred candidate will have a Degree or Diploma from an accredited technical institution with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an technical environment (electrical/electronics preferred) • Experienced working with high frequency RF systems • Exposure to Radio/TV transmitters installation would an asset • Experience in setting up of labs desired • Skilled and knowledgeable with standard shop equipment and practices • Enjoys learning new things • Proactive, self motivated, results focused • Ability to perform with continuous attention to detail • Excellent written and communication skills required • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Proficient in the use of SolidWorks design and Microsoft Office software. The preferred candidate will have a formal training and certification from an accredited technical institution with a minimum of 2 years of design/drafting experience • Able to work independently and meet the schedule • Proactive, self motivated, results focused • Ability to perform with continuous attention to detail • Excellent written and communication skills required • Flexible and comfortable at working under time constraints • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment All applicants should apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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Best Theratronics Ltd. is a Canadian company of TeamBest™. We became a member of the Best family in May 2008. We manufacture external beam therapy units and selfcontained blood irradiators. We have created a new product line of cyclotrons (B14p, B35p and the B70p) for radioisotope production. The team brings with it a diverse range of knowledge from around the world. TeamBest™ is driven by one primary goal to provide the best products and services to customers.

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For nearly 60 years, Haley Industries Limited has been producing Magnesium and Aluminum castings for the aerospace industry.

DRAFTING, DETAIL DESIGN LOCATION – VANCOUVER, BC STATUS – ONE YEAR TERM

QUALIFICATIONS: • Normally Community College graduation from a 2 year Electronic Engineering Technician Program or the equivalent plus 3-4 years directly related experience. • Must have a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic principles and be able to understand and follow technical instruction and be able to diagnose equipment malfunctions. • Must be able to perform arithmetic calculations. • Must be able to interpret drawings and schematics and be able to work with parts and assemblies. • Knowledge of PLC controls an asset. • Must check for defects and be able to detect damaged components, loose or broken wires & connections and must be able to work with small fasteners and components in confined spaces. • Must be knowledgeable of and comply with safety precautions. • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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All applicants should apply in writing to Human Resources: Email: jobs@theratronics.ca or Fax #: (613) 591-2176 NOTE: Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews

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PICK UP HOCKEY Blair Edwards photo

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Connor Jones stickhandles the puck near Alex Vermette during a game of pick-up hockey at Clarence Maheral Park in Glen Cairn on Thursday, Dec. 29.

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