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H2-UH-OH Low water levels in the Kemptville Creek have fish and frogs in trouble and the conservation authority asking residents to cut back water use.


Thursday, October. 6, 2011

New system improves fire response J.P. ANTONACCI

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73’S PLAY ON The Kemptville 73’s have come back from two weekend losses. They will be hosting their Pink the Rink game on Sunday, Oct. 2.


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KNIGHTS SQUASH GIANTS IN GRENVILLE BOWL North Grenville Knights nose tackle Jon Fequet evades the South Grenville offensive line during the Champions for Kids Grenville Bowl at Riverside Park in Kemptville on Sept. 27. The Knights junior football team defeated the junior South Grenville Giants 26-12. North Grenville’s Will Monkhouse set the tone by returning a punt for a touchdown early in the first quarter, and Drew McGuire added a touchdown catch later in the game. Solid work from the defensive line led North Grenville to their second straight win of the young season in front of an energetic crowd of supporters from NGDHS, Kemptville Public School and South Branch Elementary School.




A computerized tracking system up and running at the Kemptville Fire Department will “take the guesswork out of response,” said Kemptville Fire Chief Paul Hutt. First Responder provides real-time updates about firefighters’ availability and location. Having this information on hand allows the department to better manage its resources and respond appropriately to a wide range of calls, Hutt explained. Eventually, the department will be able to gauge the number of firefighters needed for a specific call and put a cap on those responding. For example, if only a few firefighters are required for a minor traffic accident, others in the area – who in the past would have responded since they did not know who else was en route – would be told to stay put. “Right now the system’s not able to do that. But down the road, it’s called running assignments, and that’s something North Grenville hasn’t gotten into just yet,” Hutt said. Early next year, the chief will identify running assignments for the department so that the response level will appropriate for the call type. The new system will help the department run more efficiently and make better use of its volunteers, Hutt said. “I’m excited about it. It does take the guesswork out. In a volunteer program, it’s not like a scheduled work shift, if you will. So this will give me notification or early advancement if we’re low on numbers. Or, if we are high on numbers, I can start cancelling trucks or what have you. So it works both ways,” he said. Tracking firefighters’ availability is part of the gradual modernization of the department. “It was an idea that sparked from when I was at Ottawa Fire,” Hutt explained. “But just for the record, we are up and running before they are.”


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low stream flows, the RVCA has de- said Patrick Larson, senior water reclared a Level 1 Low Water Condition sources technician with the RVCA. asking all residents and businesses to Several minor streams and wetThe lingering summer heat and sun- voluntarily reduce their water use by lands have dried up because of the ny skies might make for perfect barbe- at least 10 per dry weather, which cue weather, but the fish in the Rideau cent. Larson said will Monitoring stations on the River watershed would appreciate a The level of negatively affect little rain. the Kemptville Kemptville Creek and Jock the plants and aniMonitoring stations on the Kemp- Creek downmals in those areas. tville Creek and Jock River reveal that stream from River reveal that precipitation The Jock River is precipitation in the watershed is less Prescott Street in the watershed is less than especially thirsty, than 80 per cent of normal levels over remains norwith stream flow the last three months, said the Rideau mal because 80 per cent of normal levels down 66 per cent Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) that section of over the last three months. from normal levels in a Sept. 27 bulletin. the creek is fed over the past three The water level in the Ottawa River by the Rideau months. has nearly sunk to its recorded low, set River. However, upstream by Oxford Sinking water levels create probin 1950. Mills, there is barely a trickle of water lems for fish, Larson explained, as the For the sake of the fish and wildlife moving through small cracks in the water temperature rises and fish bewhose habitats are threatened by shal- dam that water usually gushes over, come “trapped” in pools in the smaller streams that feed the Kemptville Creek. Frogs that usually burrow under the mud of the riverbed to escape the winter chill are also in danger, since if the water level does not rise, the creek might freeze through, killing the amphibians. The lack of precipitation is particularly hard on farmers whose livestock typically drink from the creeks and now must find other sources of water. Reducing water use at home and work will ease the strain on the area’s wells and aquifers, which will in turn help the critters in the creeks. “It’s all connected – it does go back to individuals and their Robert Perry Patrick McGahey taps,” Larson said. Sales Representative Broker of Record Last week’s rainfall, while welcome, was not enough to improve flow conditions. The RVCA reminds boaters to proceed with caution and look out for exposed obstacles in watershed lakes. RVCA staff will continue to monitor water levels and coordinate their response with the tri-government Water Response Team responsible for water management operations and regulation. The only real solution, however, is for the rain – a whole lot of it – to fall. Larson can’t say for Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage Idyllic Stone Home hobby farm sure when that will happen. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” set-up. Major renos retain handhe lamented, though he hopes hewn beam character plus Sunroom the autumn rains that typically addition. Solid barn, 14 acres - on the arrive at this time of year don’t edge of Iroquois - will consider trade. dawdle much longer. “If (the rains) don’t come, there could be mls # 794099 $329,900 R0011127096-40-11 some trouble.”






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The survey asks for basic information such as if a resident lives in an urban, rural area or a rural subdivision. The survey also breaks down the ages of those responding into four age groups: 18 and under, 1939, 40-64, 65 and over. The survey also includes a list of 13 categories and residents are asked to rate each one as far as what kind of priority it should be given. The Police Services Board has two parts to their plan to find out what North Grenville residents want from their police. The first step was to launch the Com-

COM M ITTEE OF THE W HOLE COUNCIL Monday, October 17 th at 6:30 pm in the Com m ittee Room , North Grenville Municipal Centre. COM M ITTEE M EETINGS • Police Services Board - Thursday, October 13 th at 1:30 p.m . in the Municipal Centre • Library Board - Thursday, October 13 th at 7:00 p.m . in the Norenberg Building, 1 W ater St., Kem ptville


M onday, October 10 th The Municipal Office, Public Libraries and Landfill Site will be CLOSED on Monday, October 10 th .

SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING PICKUP There will be NO pick-up on the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Monday, October 10th . All pick-ups for the week will be delayed by one day.

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Stacey Tenbult, executive director of the Kemptville Youth Centre and Bruce Harrison, chair of the North Grenville Police Services Board, hold up the community policing survey North Grenville residents can soon expect to see in the mail. munity Policing Survey and second step is to use the information from the survey

to create a made in North Grenville business plan for 2012.


North Grenville residents will have a chance to tell the municipality what kind of police services they would like to see in the future. The municipality’s police services board launched a unique survey on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The survey will find its way into the mailboxes of every North Grenville resident over the next two weeks. The Ontario Provincial Police design their services for a community, based on information given to them by the local police services board, school boards, local councils and a satisfaction survey from the area. North Grenville will be negotiating a new policing contract with the Ontario Provincial Police in 2013. Finding out what residents want is the key to having the kind of policing service that serve residents best. “Building on the work of North Grenville Police Services Boards over the past dozen years, supported by the dedicated and professional officers of the Ontario provincial Police, I am proud today to announce a community driven strategy that will provide a direct say by the residents of North Grenville of how they want their policing tax dollars spent, and to which components of police work they feel are most beneficial to our municipality,” said Bruce Harrison the chair of the North Grenville Police Service Board. Harrison explained the survey will give direction and thought to what the Police Services Board will be taking to the O.P.P. when it is time to make a new policing contract. North Grenville Councillor Terry Butler is the council representative on the police services board. “We have excellent policing and excellent policing costs money,” he said. Butler believes the community has no complaints about the kind of policing services it has been receiving however, “it is always a good idea to get public input.” The survey has been broken down into seven basic community values that are rated on a scale of one to five to determine how important that particular item is to residents. The seven items are:

REGULAR COUNCIL Tuesday, O ctober 11 th at 6:30 pm in the Council Cham bers, North Grenville Municipal Centre. For agenda inform ation, please contact the Clerk’s Office or the Municipal web site.

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The Municipality of North Grenville is studying the future residential and commercial development of the Northwest Quadrant located in Kemptville to the North of County Road #43 and West of County Road #44. The planning of the Northwest Quadrant requires the Municipality to develop a strategy for the primary infrastructure which will support all the future growth and development within the Northwest Quadrant. The primary infrastructure includes: the main road network, a sanitary pump station, sanitary main trunk, a new municipal well, watermain trunk, stormwater main trunk and stormwater outlet(s). A concept plan is currently being prepared for the Northwest Quadrant to show the primary infrastructure and identify the natural heritage features, environmental hazards and constraints, pedestrian linkages, and parkland needs for the Northwest Quadrant in accordance with the Plan of Subdivision Process. The project is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. A Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6th, 2011, at the Municipality of North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. This open house will present the public with conceptual alternatives for developing the Northwest Quadrant. Public comments during the study are encouraged and N can be submitted to the address listed below. For further information on this Class Environmental Assessment, please contact: Mike Finley Engineering Coordinator Municipality of North Grenville 285 County Road 44, PO Box 130, Kemptville, Ontario, K0G 1J0 Telephone: (613) 258-9569, ext. 138. Fax: (613) 258-9620 Email:


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cross Ontario, and right here in North Grenville, young individuals are working hard to make a difference in their own communities and around the world. The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA), through The Advance, is currently accepting nominations for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizens of the Year Awards. Founded in 1950, the OCNA is a non-profit industry association representing over 300 community newspapers throughout Ontario, including this one. Coordinated by the OCNA since 1981, the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards Program has recognized the best of Ontario’s youth with the help of sponsorship from TD Canada Trust and Direct Energy and support from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Do you know a young person who stands out from the rest? Nominate a special individual who goes above and beyond what is expected of someone their age, someone who invests their spare time in community service, someone who looks past their own needs and inspires

those around them. ‘Good kids’ can be found everywhere. They are our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, students, team players and employees. Nominating these young leaders for a Junior Citizen award is a chance for them to stand in the spotlight, to be recognized for their dedication and selflessness. The Junior Citizen awards program is open to youths between the ages of six and 17. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Up to 12 nominees will be selected as the final recipients for the 2011 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award and they will be recognized at a special ceremony in Spring 2011. Nomination forms and further information is available online at, or by calling the OCNA office at 905-639-8720, ext. 239. Remember, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. There’s one in every crowd and we think they deserve some recognition and encouragement to continue making a difference in their communities.


Helping who’s next and other Canadian innovations


ne of those new roadside places along the 401 has a Starbucks in it. Across the room, facing it, is a Tim Hortons. Intrigued by this highway culture clash, I checked out the lineups at both and headed for the Starbucks. The lineup wasn’t long but ahead of me a European tourist was elaborately ordering for a large group. As he began asking detailed questions about the pastries, I wandered over to Tim’s, where the lineup was amazingly short and in no time at all I heard the words “Can I help who’s next?” A couple of hours on the 401 can do strange things to your mind, which may be why I began mulling over what she had just said. Not only mulling, but mulling grammatically. “Can I help who’s next?” Is that a sentence? Possibly, with the words “who’s next” functioning as an objective clause. It just sounds clunky, because of the words “can I help who.” But it would be wrong to say “Can I help whom is next?” because “whom” can’t be the subject of the objective clause. See what the 401 does to you? Now a language purist – and you read their letters to the editor all the time,


complaining about pronunciation on the CBC – would say that the proper form would be “May I help the person who is next?” But that’s clearly worse. It sounds like something that would be said upstairs on Upstairs, Downstairs. And simply to say “Next?” seems a bit abrupt. So when you come right down to it, “Can I help who’s next?” does the job pretty well. It’s polite, it’s informal and everybody understands it, which is maybe the most important function of language. It’s interesting to ponder where the expression came from – or at least it’s interesting if you are driving on the 401 with nothing to do except stay in your lane. Twenty years ago nobody said “Can

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I help who’s next?” Now everybody says it, except in airport lineups where nobody is ever next because the line never moves. Only a conspiracy theorist would think that this came about by decree. It is highly improbable that there is a manual given out to all employees of Tim Hortons and every other place where people stand in line ordering employees to say “Can I help who’s next?” More likely somebody somewhere said “Can I help who’s next?” Maybe they said it by mistake. Someone else heard, and said to himself “Hey, that will work in my coffee shop!” And he was so relieved that he no longer had to say: “Whoever is next in line it’s your turn,” or something like that. And then somebody else heard that and within a matter of months, probably, we arrived at the place we are now, where we all stand in line waiting to be Who’s Next. A similar thing happened even more recently with “Have a nice day.” For a long time, you heard it everywhere, to the point that the phrase became meaningless, but lately there has been a shift. Now people say “Have a nice rest of your day,” which is at least more precise.

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It suggests that the speaker has no idea how the first part of your day went but is wishing you well for the remainder of it. These are but two of many examples of how adaptable our language is, and while the language snobs complain about people using “like” instead of “as” and “that” instead of “which” – not to mention dropping the last comma in a series – the net effect of change is to make the language easier to understand, if not more elegant. Not everybody likes that, but this is a free society and there is nothing to stop people from speaking as elegantly as they want, just so long as it doesn’t confuse anyone standing in line.

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Sunday is a busy day for us. When my father was sick in 2007, we began a weekly family dinner ritual that we continue today. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with family after a busy week. Most weeks we have 15 to 20 guests at Sunday dinner. This is why I didn’t make it to the Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers’ Market until a couple of weeks ago. I was just too darned busy. But let’s face it. The Farmer is the chef at our house. All I have to do is clean house, set the table, make a salad and some appetizers, and then clean up after the event. I don’t really have to be in the kitchen Sunday afternoon. In fact, he prefers that I am not there. An invisible line exists between the kitchen island and the stove. No one is allowed into the cook’s area on Sundays. For some reason, we ended up with far too many chickens in our freezers this year. We were brainstorming, the Farmer and I, about marketing our meat. I suggested the

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Farmers’ Market. Finally, I got to go. As a vendor at the Farmers’ Market, I didn’t have much opportunity to shop. I did a quick run-through, however, and I can report that the KKFM is very impressive this year. Vendors offer fresh fruits and vegetables, farm-raised chicken, turkey, beef, pork and lamb, as well as maple syrup, fudge, fresh flowers, jewellery and handicrafts. Don’t eat lunch before you go to the market. You will want to save your appetite so you can sample the Thai spring rolls, samosas, jams and

chutney, homemade pizzas, pies and cookies. The first week I was in attendance, a great blues vibe was permeating the scene. I thought someone had a really good CD on the speaker. Then I saw the singer. He was sitting at the end of the lane in the sunshine, playing his guitar and singing into the microphone. Wonderful! The next week, Doug Hendry and friends were playing Irish music on the fiddle and mandolin. In 30 degrees of Indian summer. Bless them. We have a really good thing going here, at the Farmers’ Market. Check it out. You have just one more week! After Thanksgiving, it’s all over until next year. Many Farmwife readers have stepped up to introduce themselves over the past few weeks. Thanks for that! It’s great to meet the people who are reading the stories. We have sold out of our Thanksgiving turkeys, thank you. Next year we will raise more. Some farmers tell me that turkeys are dumb and difficult to raise. I find them lovely. Granted, if you

let them go free, they will run amok into coyote territory. The wild turkeys aren’t much help. More than once I have caught them whispering to the domestic turkeys through the chicken wire, telling them of life in the forest. When the turkeys do manage to escape from their area of the barn, however, they tend to go straight for the neighbours’ house. There, they climb up onto the porch, peek into the kitchen window and terrorize the show dogs. The other night our daughter Paulina, who works in an Asian restaurant in Ottawa, was sent to the supermarket to select and buy a live lobster. She called me on the long walk back to the restaurant, obviously upset. ‘I can feel it moving in the bag!’ she said. I told her to thank the lobster, and to try not to think about it. I assured her that its end would come quickly and without suffering. I will do the same with the turkeys. I love them, with their gentle ways and their melodic gobbling. On October 5th, I will gently tuck them in their cages, send them on holiday, and thank them for their contribution to our Thanksgiving Sunday dinner.

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Does Kemptville need another gas station? Canadian Tire seems to think so. The retailer asked North Grenville council to rezone a portion of the land at the former Canadian Tire site on County Road 43 to permit the construction of a gas bar. If built, the new station would join the five existing stations on or near County Rd 43 between the Colonnade mall and County Road 44. Senior planner Pam Whyte from Delcan Corporation, representing Canadian Tire, told council the gas bar design includes three islands and six pumps. North Grenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior planner Phil Gerrard said the proposed gas bar fits in the high-traffic, auto-centric highway corridor and therefore recommended the council approve the zoning change However, some residents of the subdivision abutting the property worry that a noisy, busy gas bar would disturb their quality of life. Speaking for his neighbours, Gary Nicholl of Gabrielle Court said that a gas bar would create light pollution, excessive noise, and security issues, along with increased traffic and pollution. Those issues will be considered during the site approval process, Gerrard said, thanking the residents for voicing their objections early. The municipality would insist that the wooded buffer between the Canadian Tire site and the subdivision remain intact, Gerrard said. He did however point out that the homeowners chose to move in

beside a busy retailer and therefore should expect some light and noise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things have changed,â&#x20AC;? countered Ydo Seltitz of Westerra Way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a major subdivision there now (and residents) want to keep their property values up. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to protect the residents as much as the commercial entities.â&#x20AC;? Staff tries to minimize the â&#x20AC;&#x153;interfaceâ&#x20AC;? between residential and commercial spaces, said planning director Forbes Symon. But commercial development at the site in question is â&#x20AC;&#x153;pragmaticâ&#x20AC;? and appropriate, he said. Council had the option to deny the rezoning change and kill the planned gas bar, but the curent zoning already permits a wide range of industrial uses, noted Coun. Barb Tobin. A hotel or truck stop could be even noisier and draw higher traffic than a gas bar, she said. Coun. Tim Sutton proposed a compromise that would limit the gas bar land to just a few acres. Deputy Mayor Ken Finnerty said he had heard from many residents complaining that Kemptville already had enough gas stations, but he was swayed by Tobinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s argument that if denied, Canadian Tire could easily sell the land to someone who could legally put in something â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot worse,â&#x20AC;? like the junkyard that used to be there. Council voted unanimously to rezone the land to permit a gas bar. The next step will be for Canadian Tire to submit a formal site plan application, during which residents can again voice their concerns. As to the question of whether Kemptville needs another gas station, Gerrard said thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something the market will decide.

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Kemptville convenience store robbed at gunpoint STAFF Mac’s Convenience Store on Rideau Street in Kemptville was robbed at gunpoint overnight on Oct. 1. At approximately 2:40 a.m., a lone male wearing a grey hoodie and balaclava entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and demanded cash and cigarettes. The clerk was unharmed, and the suspect fled on foot. The Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Team, the Canine Unit and the Crime Unit responded to the 911 call. The investigation is ongoing. ROAD RAGE A road rage incident on County Road 43 led to an arrest on Sept. 27. Shortly before noon, a westbound Chevrolet Cavalier cut off a Buick while trying to pass. The passing Cavalier clipped the front

left corner of the Buick. The two vehicles stopped and the driver of the Cavalier became aggressive towards the other driver and passenger. Several women noticed the altercation and called police, who responded to the call and discovered that the driver of the Cavalier was on probation. The driver was arrested and taken to the Kemptville OPP detachment, where he was charged with breach of probation, causing a disturbance and careless driving. LOCAL WOMEN DIES IN COLLISION Suzanne O’Connor of North Grenville has been killed in a single vehicle accident on County Road 18. The accident, west of Oxford Mills, occurred at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 1. The Ontario Provincial Police, Kemptville Fire Department and the Leeds and Grenville Emergency Services responded

Protect your family from fire ELIZABETH GREENBERG The Kemptville Fire Department is urging residents to take responsibility for protecting their families from fire. Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 to 15, is an ideal time to remind residents to get involved. “Too many people have become complacent about fire safety,” said Chief Paul Hutt. “People need to take action to keep their families safe from fire.” The Kemptville Fire Department recommends the following tips to protect families from fire: • The leading cause of residential fires in Ontario is unattended cooking. Prevent these fires by staying in the kitchen when cooking. • It’s the law in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. The fire department also recommends installing a smoke alarm in every bedroom. Test smoke alarms every month and change the batteries at least once a year or whenever the low battery warning chirps. • Develop a home fire escape plan with your family so that everyone knows what do if a fire

Spot fires along County Road 44 The Kemptville Fire Department had an unusual call last week. There were a total of eight fires in the ditch along County Road 44 going north towards Ottawa. There were even a few in the ditch along Malakoff Road. Fire Chief Paul Hutt said that there must have been a vehicle

occurs. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Protect Your Family From Fire. The Kemptville Fire Department will be holding a number of events throughout the week to raise public awareness about the importance of working smoke alarms. The events include an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for seniors in our community to ask questions about home escape planning, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and to try their hand at using a fire extinguisher. That same day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an open house and live fire demonstration at the fire station. View fire safety displays on home escape planning, explore an interactive hazard house, learn about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, try to use a fire extinguisher. Also, tour the fire trucks, meet the new fire chief, Paul Hutt, and take a photo with Sparky the Fire Dog. For more information about Fire Prevention Week, call the fire department at 258-2438. Elizabeth Greenberg is the Fire Prevention Officer for the Kemptville Fire Department. driving north that for whatever reason was creating sparks. The sparks flew into the dry ditches and started small grass fires . “There was no evidence of an accelerant,” he said, which suggests that the fires were accidental and not deliberately set. The fires, when they would take hold, covered a 5 x 5 foot area. “We see this kind of thing occasionally,” said Hutt.

to the collision. The initial investigation revealed that O’Connor was traveling eastbound when she lost control of her 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and struck a hydro pole. OVERALL CRIME DOWN, BUT TRAFFIC OFFENCES UP IN 2011: OPP Overall crime is down slightly in North Grenville as compared to last year, but traffic offences are up, reported Insp. Paul Bedard, Detachment Commander of the Kemptville OPP, at the Sept. 26 council meeting. By this point in 2010, the detachment had responded to 3,077 calls for service, compared to 3,048 this year. There were 77 “violent calls” – which include assaults and sexual assaults – by this time in 2010, compared to 61 so far this year. The clearance rate – which refers to the percentage of cases solved by police – is

90 per cent for violent calls in 2011. Break and enters and theft from vehicles have decreased, and property crime calls – encompassing theft, break and enter, and fraud – are down from 270 in 2010 to 206 in 2011. The clearance rate of 28 per cent for 2011 property crimes is “well above” the provincial average, Bedard said. He noted that the police have laid 224 Criminal Code charges this year, as opposed to 216 by this point in 2010, meaning the police are laying more charges despite responding to fewer calls. Traffic offences – including alcoholrelated incidents – have seen “a remarkable increase” from 1,639 in the first nine months of 2010 to 1,934 so far in 2011, Bedard said. As Kemptville’s population continues to grow, Bedard expects to see calls for service increase, particularly on the roadways.

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The United Way of Leeds and Grenville contributes to several agencies in the area. The North Grenville Accessibility Transportation, Kemptville Youth Centre and Community Living North Grenville. Last week, on Tuesday evening, Sept.27, the United Way hosted their North Grenville Gala, a fundraising event designed to not only help support the agencies

the organization helps but to also share a wonderful evening with area residents celebrating the many small businesses and individuals who support the United Way. The event was held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The United Way enjoys the support of communities through out Leeds and Grenville. “It is a partnership,” explained Judi Baril of the United Way. Over 200 tickets were sold. “We laughed for an hour and a half,” said Baril. “That

was the purpose of the evening-to get a good feeling.” The main attraction for the event was a performance by comedy hypnotist Robert Maxwell. “The people in Kemptville were wonderful,” said Maxwell. “I love performing in a small town. The people are always very friendly.” Maxwell said he had so much fun, he would come back to Kemptville anytime. The hypnotist brought 14 people up on the stage to be part of his performance.

Stacey Tenbult, the executive director of the Kemptville Youth Centre was one of them. “I was very nervous,” she remembers. “I was up on the stage for an hour but it felt like just ten minutes.” Brenda Hill is the branch manager for the Kemptville Scotiabank. She is also a director for North Grenville Accessibility Transportation. She was at the gala with several of her staff. “It was a really good turnout with good company,” she said.” Everyone enjoyed themselves.”

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Brighter future for youth centre thanks to local electricians J.P. ANTONACCI

Every night from Oct. 29 to 31, the basement of the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) will be transformed into a haunted house. This won’t be any ordinary house, however. Thanks to the electricians at TruLine Electrical Services, visitors will have a truly terrifying experience as spooky strobe lights flash in sync with a spine-tingling soundtrack, and shaking animatronic props startle even the steeliest souls. Rigging up the haunted house is only the latest way that TruLine has helped the youth centre. In November 2010, the company volunteered to completely strip and rewire the new building on Oxford Street, allowing KYC to redo the kitchen, create a computer lab, and use the basement as a teen-only space. After moving to Oxford Mills a few years ago, TruLine president Beverly Crawford went looking for ways to get involved in the community. At a car wash for the food bank last year, she heard about the youth centre, and met with executive director Stacey Tenbult to learn more. Crawford, who trained in tool

and die out of high school and worked in auto engineering before founding TruLine in 2002, was impressed with the youth centre and its passionate leader. “I think (the youth centre) a great idea, because I hate to see the kids with nothing to do,” she said. “It gives them a place to go, a safe haven if needed.” The TruLine team surveyed the centre and found they had a big job ahead of them. All the wiring had to be upgraded, which meant effectively gutting the entire building. Ten electricians and apprentices volunteered their time, often on weekends, to install lights and panels, fix outlets and switches, lay down data cables, and wire in the furnace and air conditioning. At full price, the project would have cost KYC almost $12,000. Tenbult was overwhelmed by Crawford’s support. “She spoke to me and said, whatever you need, let us know and we’ll have a crew in,” Tenbult said. “It’s been really fabulous having them come in.” “All the guys donated their time. They got excited about it. It’s something that’s fun to do, and we just like to get involved,” explained Crawford. “Hey, I’ve

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TruLine Electrical Services donated $12,000 worth of electrical work to upgrade the Kemptville Youth Centre. The KYC board and executive director Stacey Tenbult (third row, right) and MPP Steve Clark (third row, left) presented TruLine owner Beverly Crawford (third row, centre) and electricians from the communityminded company with certificates of appreciation on Sept. 22. got three kids of my own and they’re all in their teen years, so I’m grateful to have something like (KYC) for the kids who need it.” Tenbult was impressed to see a woman at the head of a trades company, but Crawford deflected the praise back to KYC’s committed director. “Just seeing the responsibility Stacey’s taken on, and the caring and concern she has for the kids – she’s quite impressed me.”

Tenbult’s tries to keep KYC in the public eye. “Our community has been absolutely generous to us. This big move put us back into the spotlight, showing how many youth attend the centre, what services we offer,” she said. “The work that TruLine has done is something to put into the spotlight because they didn’t need to do that – they helped us out of the kindness of their hearts.”

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Beth Donovan Hospice hosts extrvaganza JOSEPH MORIN

The Beth Donovan Hospice is planning for their twelfth annual 2011 Harvest Moon Fall Extravaganza. The big night is Oct. 15 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. The evening features a roast beef dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus and a silent auction as well as the everpopular cake auction. The evening is sponsored by B. Baird water conditioning and family. The Hospice office is the place to get advance tickets. There are not many expected to be left to sell at the door. Tickets are $40 each. “This fundraiser is to increase people’s awareness of the hospice,” said hospice executive director Dawn Rodger. “It is a great time. We celebrate our work with the community,” she said. The hospice also wants to give new families who come to North Grenville a look at what the hospice does. “We want to reach out to the new families in the area who might need us,” said Rodger. The entertainment for the evening will be Nick Gummeson. He was at the extravaganza last year and organizers wanted him back this year. Between the great food, silent auction and the cake auction there will be lots for diners to do. The cake auction is especially interest-

ing. “They are the most incredible cakes,” said Rodger. The Beth Donovan Hospice has a long history in the community. It began in Merrickville in 1992 Just three years later the hospice was continuing to grow. Volunteers donated 2,550 hours of service to the community. The hospice moved to Kemptville in 1997. They rented office space on ASA Street. One half the rent was covered by the building’s landlord Marcel Sevigny and the other half was donated to the hospice by three local businesses: The Tallman Truck Centre, Macton Electric and DTI Precision Products. Thirty-nine client families were looked after by the hospice and 2,960 hours were put in by volunteers. Provincial funding had been raised to a meager $5,500. As the year 2000 approached, government funding had rose to $13,000 and the hospice received the first part of a threeyear Trillium grant. Forty-six client families were served and 4,200 hours were put in by volunteers. In 2003 service was extended to the former Rideau Ward in the City of Ottawa. The provincial funding had increased to $27,000 but that amount only subsidized 18 per cent of their annual budget. As funding and interest increased, the hospice was able to renew its dream of building a residential hospice.


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Recycle your e-waste during Waste Reduction Week What do you have that is “Too Good to Waste?” That’s the theme of Waste Reduction Week, which is held across Canada from Oct. 17 to 23 to encourage communities, businesses, organizations and residents to reduce waste and find or create ways to reuse materials that would

otherwise go into the landfill or transfer station. North Grenville has steadily been improving how it diverts materials from the landfill. Over the next few years, the municipality aims to meet the provincial goal of 60 per cent diversion. As part of

this effort, the North Grenville Waste Reduction Committee encourages residents to participate in Waste Reduction Week by putting unused electronics or “e-waste” to the curb with their garbage and recycling. Residents are asked to put their e-waste to the curb on their designated garbage/recycling day and to call RBS Electronics at 258-2613 to arrange for pickup. Volunteers from RBS and the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) will collect the e-waste after 3 p.m. Over 44 items, including computers, televisions, DVD players, and handheld devices are included in the e-waste pickup. Electronics contain many materials that can be reused, but also plastics and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury that are toxic to our health and the environment. For a complete list of electronic

items that will be accepted, visit or contact KYC or RBS Electronics. Residents can also drop off e-waste items directly at the youth centre at 5 Oxford St. W. on Oct. 22 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit for a complete list of Waste Reduction Week events.



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Volunteers from the Kemptville Youth Centre load used electronics into the new permanent e-waste collection bin at the centre.

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St. James Anglican. Clothier St. W. Sunday service, 8am and 10am. Sunday School at 10am service. Reverend Canon Peggy Hudson.

The Anglican Parish of Oxford. “A BIG Country Welcome” • St. Andrew’s - Garretton • St. Peter’s North Augusta • St. Anne’s - Oxford Station. The Reverand Matthew Kydd, 613-345-2022.

Kemptville Pentecostal Church. 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville. Sunday services: 10:00am and Bishop's Oxford Pastoral Charge. 6:30pm. Sunday School during Service at 10:30 am, 1st. & 3rd service. Reverend Steven Kohls. Sundays at St. Andrew’s United Church Bishop’s Mills, 2nd & 4th Free Methodist. North Grenville Sundays at Oxford Mills United Community Church (2659 Church. Minister - Reverend Martin Concession). 10:30 a.m Sunday Carnahan Service 613-258-4815. Senior Pastor Reverend Daniel C. Massey. St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott Street 10:00 AM Sunday Service with a nursery and Church school. Rev. Lynda Harrison officiSouthgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Rd., ating. Offices open Tues 8:30 am Kemptville. 9:00am and 10:40am. - 4 pm, and Wed - Fri 8:30 am - 12 pm. Phone 613-258-3259 or e-mail Calendar of Ben Last – Lead Pastor events available at www.kemptvilPresbyterian. Kemptville & Building is fully Mountain Pastoral Charge. accessible. Rev. Samer Kandalaft. St. Paul’s Kemptville Christian Reformed Kemptville - 10:45am. Sunday Church. (2455 County Rd. 18/ Service - Church School - Nursery. Clothier St. W) 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m Sunday Services. Children’s Knox Mountain Service - 9:15am. Worship during morning service, Roman Catholic. Holy Cross Church Sunday School following a.m ser(505 Clothier St. W). Mass Times: vice. Reverend Benjamin Ponsen. Sat: 5pm, Sun: 9 & 11 am. Children’s Liturgy during 11am Mass. Father St. Andrew’s United Church, 256 South Gower Drive - Heckston. Andrew Shim. 11:00 am Service. Reverend Blair Paterson.

HARMONY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 12010 Ormond Road, Winchester. Sunday Service 9:15am Adult Bible Class10:30am Morning Worship 613-774-5170 Rev. D.B. North, Pastor. United Pentecostal Church 10 St. Lawrence Street. Bishops Mills. Times Of Services: Sunday Morning 10 a.m., Morning Worship Sunday Evening 6 p.m., Evangelist Service - Old Fashion Preaching & Gospel Singing. Pastor--Rev. William Morehouse, Phone 613-258-3665

May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the holy Spirit you may abound in hope. R.S.V.

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High school time capsule captures memories When the students and staff of North Grenville District High School move into their new building next September, they will take a piece of the old school with them. Many pieces, in fact. Last Friday, principal Steve Sharp and student council prime minister Katya Desormeaux sealed a time capsule that captures a school in transition. Every class contributed something to the capsule, which is about the size of an old-fashioned milk jug and is chock full of mementoes ranging from sports jerseys, photographs and coins to commencement programs, student artwork and poetry. When the capsule is dug up from under the stage in the cafetorium fifty years from now, future students can marvel at how hard or easy the work in their predecessorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; math textbook was, and compare a 2011 map of Kemptville with what might well be a bustling metropolis by then. Current students who come back to their alma mater in half a century will be able to travel back in time by reading letters they wrote to their future selves when they were just about to begin life

after high school. The entire student body signed a poster board that went into the capsule, forever commemorating their time at North Grenville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing this sort of thing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; capturing the memories and stuff that goes on at the school. In 50 years we might forget about things, but we can open (the time capsule) and relive the memories,â&#x20AC;? said Dylan Cooper, a Grade 11 student who worked with classmate Dan Williams to draw a North Grenville logo peppered with present-day slang so the meaning of words like sick, dope and gnarly will not be lost on future generations. Also not lost will be the scholar gargoyles and carved stone â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kemptville High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sign from the old building, which have been removed and will be mounted in the cafetorium as a link to the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history, Sharp said. Cooper, who will be part of the inaugural graduating class at the new school, said he and his classmates almost feel like pioneers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of,â&#x20AC;? J.P. Antonacci Photo/Advance Staff he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be the only class North Grenville District High School principal Steve Sharp and student council prime minthat gets the opportunity to graduate first from the new school. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty exciting.â&#x20AC;? ister Katya Desormeaux seal a time capsule that will be buried in the new school and opened in 50 years.










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Merrickville students rally around ailing classmate J.P. ANTONACCI

Sarah Telford may have spent more time in a hospital room than a classroom over the last year and a half, but her classmates at Merrickville Public School (MPS) made sure she knew she was not forgotten. The entire school took part in the Walk/Run for Sarah last Wednesday, Sept. 28 to raise money for the Telford family and remind the Grade 8 student that they are pulling for her to overcome cancer and return to class soon. In April 2010, Sarah was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The 13-year-old spent the next year in and out of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and received a bone marrow transplant from her older sister Emma, a Grade Photo by Halle Fraser 10 student at North Grenville (Left to right) Liv Ross, Paige Morrison, Chloe Pos and Zoe Lumsden send their friend Sarah Telford a cheery District High School. message during the Walk/Run for Sarah at Merrickville Public School last Wednesday. She experienced a relapse this Photo by Halle Fraser past August, and is now back Grade 7 student Darien Wrona ran at CHEO recovering from chefor her friend Sarah Telford alongmotherapy until she feels well enough to travel to the Hospital side students from every grade. for Sick Children in Toronto for tive right now, the moral support STAFF entertaining mix of activities. student council is very excited a stem cell transplant, with her is very important – to know that NGDHS bursaries funded their to see its membership climb sister Emma again the donor. these people are still connected Forty-five student leaders time at OELC, a long-running to almost 50 members with the Sarah will remain in Toronto to her and care for her,” said Liz, for six months. who took pictures for a slideshow from North Grenville District leadership camp for high school addition of new members from High School developed their students. “We’re going to think about to later show Sarah over Skype. Grades 9 to 12 and nine Grade 9 At Rideau Hill, campers en- students who were challenged somebody we really wish was The students were joined by leadership skills and planned with us now,” MPS principal community members and sev- for an exciting year at the fifth joyed various leadership ac- by the students of the NGDHS Susan Thain told the students eral of Sarah’s friends from out annual North Grenville Leader- tivities – including a canoe ride Link Crew to make a difference assembled in the gymnasium, of town. Sarah’s brother Matt is ship Camp at Rideau Hill Camp – which helped prepare them for in their new school. on Sept. 20 and 21. the work they will be doing over many of them wearing Sarah’s in Grade 6 at MPS. SAC meets every Wednesday Students from Grades 9 to 12 the course of the school year. favourite colour, green. at lunch in the library, and new Sarah’s grandmother, Gail TelJudi Baril and Crystal Sled members are always welcome. “It’s really important that (Sar- ford, also took part in the event. who are members of the Student ah) knows that we all care about The retired teacher and volun- Activity Council (SAC) or Sar- from the United Way dropped in The annual QSP Magazine fundher and are thinking about her,” teer music instructor at MPS ah’s HOPE attended the camp, to re-energize the school’s rela- raiser will begin on Oct. 5. Thain said. Led by chair Erica Welch, says the school’s support means themed “As we Strive, so we Be- tionship with the charity, as NGcome” by 2011/2012 SAC Prime DHS has committed once again Sarah’s HOPE looks forward The school decided to organize a lot. to fundraise for the United Way to working with Moving Mounthis event instead of the usual “This school is a wonderful Minister Katya Desormeaux. Desormeaux and the SAC ex- this year. Last year, North Gren- tains Trust this year. The first Terry Fox Run since the cause place to be – very supportive,” ecutive – Sami Brown, Breanne ville students raised the most Sarah’s HOPE event will be the was so close to home. she said. “The students are very posiSarah had a rough week Link and Libby Good – organized money of all high schools in the annual indoor soccer tournative,” Thain said before the as- health-wise, but knowing that the camp, with Link and Brown UCDSB. ment on Oct. 26. Sarah’s HOPE The members of SAC and meets during lunch on Mondays sembly. “I think everybody really her friends and classmates are drawing on their experiences as felt that they wanted to do some- cheering her on is sure to boost attendees of the Ontario Educa- Sarah’s HOPE took time during in room 214. Everyone is welthing.” her spirits, said Grade 7 student tion Leadership Camp in Oril- the camp to do some long range come to attend. lia over the summer to plan an planning for the school year. The As the excited students ran Chloe Pos. around the school property, “She’s not too happy right now, Sarah’s aunt Liz Telford, who but she will be when she sees all teaches many of Sarah’s friends the pictures,” Chloe said. in Grade 8 at MPS, spoke about “All she wanted to do was get what the school’s support meant back to school,” Gail said. to her niece. “She’s an amazing little girl, “From the family’s perspec- she really is.” STAFF day. Grenville will be on hand with a Helping visitors find that per- barbecue offering a hamburger Every October, the Friends fect book will be members of the or hot dog and a drink for $5. of the North Grenville Library Kemptville 73’s junior A team. The books will be a steal so orgive area readers a treat. This is the eighth book fair. To ganizers are reminding visitors They hold their annual book date, around 28,000 books have that purchases are cash only. fair. been donated by members of the The funds will be split beThis year, the book fair will be North Grenville community. tween Community Living and held at the Ferguson Forest CenReaders can chose from a the Friends of the North Grentre over two days, Friday Oct. 14 wide selection including fiction, ville Library. and Saturday Oct.15. non-fiction, children’s books, The Ferguson Forest Centre The book fair will be open mystery, teen novels and much is located at 275 County Road 44, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, and more. adjacent to the North Grenville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on SaturCommunity Living North Municipal Centre.

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Air-tight insulation delivers big returns Household energy-efficiency is now more important than ever when selling a home. Purchasers are able to rate one residence against another, so if you want top dollar for your house some day, it’s worth investing along these lines with upgrades and renovations. “If adding rooms or

finishing the basement, for example, take a look at the most energy efficient materials and methods,” says Todd Blyth at Nudura, a company that has spearheaded an advanced version of the insulated concrete form (ICF), as well as do-it-yourself materials. “The newest renovation method, called

Nudura Insulation Technology, is ideal to insulate foundation walls, inner and outer walls, plus flat, or cathedral ceilings. “For both interior and exterior walls, you use a shiplap system of expanded polystyrene (EPS), which allows large 4 X 8 foot sheets of this foam to be installed without any gaps for air leakage. It’s easy to cut, easy to install, and the performance value is up to R14. Drywall can then be attached

directly to the embedded fasten- from room to room. ing strip allowing the electrical In response to energy conserwiring to be easily run.” vation, environmental responsibility and consumer demand, Occupant comfort construction practises have adResidential enjoyment is also vanced significantly in North top-of-mind in our choice of reno- America over the past few years. vation fixtures, features and ma- Today, for example, people are building their homes with insuterials. Superior insulation will re- lated concrete forms, not wood, duce home heating costs and it and very recently, similar eco-efwill also prevent excessive noise, ficiency possible (www.nudura. drafts, and unexpected cold spots com) for home renovations.

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options by making them fit more snugly. By securing the sides and the bottoms of the drapery to the walls with double-sided tape or Velcro(R), the curtains will contain the air that flows from the drafty window. Options also abound for homeowners who prefer blinds or drapes that are energy-efficient. Honeycomb blinds are the new alternative to mini blinds or verticals. They are made from accordion pleated fabric that forms a honeycomb pattern when the blinds are lowered. The doublelayer blinds insulate the windows and can prevent heat or cool air loss. Some accordion blinds are even rated for their efficiency. Black-out drapes can do more than darken a room for those who want to sleep longer in the morning. These drapes can keep hot sunlight out during the summer months, which can lead to a cooler home and less money spent on air conditioning. The same drapes can block drafts in cooler months because of the thickness

of this type of curtain. Individuals who live in warm climates should select drapes and blinds that are light in color so they will reflect the sunlight and prevent rooms from overheating. Awnings or shrubbery placed by west- and south-facing windows can help block even the harshest of the sun’s rays. There are also energy-saving window films that can be applied to insulate windows and/or reflect sunlight. An added barrier between the glass of the window and the interior of the home may be all that’s needed to make temperatures more comfortable. Until drafty windows can be replaced, homeowners can rely on energy-saving window coverings to help alleviate drafts or loss of cool air inside of the home.

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Many projects, especially those involving building, demolition, electrical work, or mold remediation, require permits issued by the town, province or city in which the work will be taking place. The purpose of permits and subsequent inspections is often questioned by homeowners looking to circumvent the system. However, building permits are required to ensure public safety, health and welfare as they are affected by building construction, structural strength, zoning, and code requirements. In essence, building permits are how the

government regulates safety and protects both current and future residents of the property. In many cases, homeowners will need to visit the municipal building in their respective towns and apply for a permit. The permit may not immediately be issued. Oftentimes, there is a waiting period during which the project’s legality and safety is examined. Once the project is approved, the applicant will be able to file for the actual permit(s). There is usually a fee or fees for permit application, which covers any clerical work. Work should

Did you know? Although ceiling fans are most associated with warm-weather seasons, most can be effective throughout the winter months as well, helping circulate warm air throughout a room in much the same way they circulate cool air during the warmer weather. Most of today’s fans have a switch near the motor housing that alters the direction in which the fan’s blades turn. When a ceiling fan is used in the summer, its blades push the air downward, moving cool air around the room. The air blowing around the room is what cools people within the room. When the blades’ direction is altered, the blades then push the air upward toward the ceiling. This drives the hot air, which typically rises to the top, down toward the edges of the room. This helps circulate warm air throughout a room, making for more even heating. What’s more, this improved heat circulation helps combat window sweating that results from condensation on the glass when hot air is not effectively circulated throughout a home.

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place screens. They’ll also help protect against heat loss up the chimney when there isn’t a fire lit. 11. Buy a solar cover. Warm up your spa all season long with a solar cover, which helps keep debris out of the water, too. Solar covers reduce the need to fire up the heater to warm the water. 12. Dog waste composter: Create a method to safely dispose of dog waste without having to toss it in plastic bags in the trash. There are devices that can be bur-

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is in need of additional insulation. Such joists won’t be visible in an adequately insulated attic. • Put up the storm windows. It’s nice to open the windows in the spring and summer and let the warm air waft in through the screens. But when summer is over, it’s time to put up the storm windows once again. Storm windows add an extra layer of protection from the elements and are especially valuable in homes with single-pane glass windows. Homeowners who don’t have storm windows should consider upgrading their existing windows. Such a project isn’t cheap, but newer windows will almost certainly lead to lower heating costs, meaning the project will essentially pay for itself over time. Homeowners who can’t afford to replace all of their windows don’t have to replace them all at once. Instead, replace them a few at a time and make the rooms where you spend the most time each winter the first on the list to receive new windows. • Be diligent with the gutters. Leaves falling from trees is an idyllic image associated primarily with autumn. Unfortunately, when leaves fall they often fall into the gutters. Routinely clean the gutters once the leaves start to fall. Clean gutters will allow snow and rain to effectively drain through the gutters. If the gutters are clogged, snow might have nowhere to go when it begins to melt, and roof damage might result. Such damage is costly but preventable in most instances. One of the easier preventive measures to take is to routinely clean the gutters of leaves and other debris that accumulate during the fall. When cleaning the gutters, make sure they are properly aligned. Poorly aligned gutters can lead to a host of problems. One such problem is flooding. If downspouts are not properly aligned with the rest of the gutters, then water might not be directed away from the home as it’s intended. Instead, water might be directed toward the home, result-

ing in flooding or additional water damage. • Have the furnace cleaned. Experts recommend annual furnace cleanings. Before cold weather arrives, turn the furnace on to

make sure it’s still working. An unpleasant odor should appear when first turning on the furnace, but it shouldn’t last very long. If the odor sticks around, turn

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When summer draws to a close and autumn arrives, homeowners must place a precedent on readying their homes for the winter months. Often referred to as “winterizing,” the process is meant to ensure a home can withstand harsh winter weather while proving a safe haven from the elements. As autumn arrives, homeowners can take several steps to get their homes ready for whatever winter has to offer with the following tasks. • Fix the leaks. A leaky home will prove an expensive home during the winter months. A home with many leaks will be much colder to inhabit, and homeowners typically turn up the heat to counter drafts that can make a home feel like a meat locker. But turning up the thermostat isn’t the answer. Instead, fix leaks in the fall before the cold weather arrives. Leaks should not be very hard to find. On the first breezy autumn afternoon, walk around the house in search of any drafty areas. These drafts will be noticeable and often occur around doors and window frames, electrical outlets and even recessed lighting. Homeowners have a host of options at their disposal to plug leaks, be it door sweeps that block air from entering under exterior doors to caulk applied around leaky windows. When using caulk outdoors, be sure to use a weather-resistant caulk or, if sealing brick, use masonry sealer. • Add insulation upstairs. Homeowners who have an attic in their homes might want to consider adding some insulation up there. Experts recommend a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in the attic. That might prove costly, but a poorly insulated attic is akin to opening the front door and letting the heat out. It might be best for less-thanhandy homeowners to hire a professional to insulate the attic. But do-it-yourselfers might find it good to know that if the ceiling joists, which are often 11 inches or less, are visible, then the attic

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On Saturday, Kemptville travelled to the Jim Durell Complex in Ottawa to take on the Junior Senators. The Senators scored one goal each period and then added another with under a minute left in the game. Scoring the only


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goal of the night for the 73’s was Dan Lacroix. It was his second of the year. Billy Ulrick and Hiio Herne got the assists. For his play Lacroix was also named the game’s third star. Karsten Pankhurst received the nod as the starting goaltender and faced thirty two shots. This Sunday, Oct. 9, the 73’s want to “Pink the Rink”. The 73’s are planning this “Mother’s Day” game in October for breast cancer awareness and raise some funds for Kemptville Hospital’s mammography unit. Special “pink” tickets can be purchased in advance. The advance adult ticket price has been dropped from $12 to $10 and one half of the ticket price will be delivered to the mammography unit at the Kemptville Hospital.


On Friday night, Sept. 30, the Cumberland Grads paid a visit to the North Grenville Municipal Centre. In a fast paced first period, Kemptville dominated the play for most of the frame. The 73’s Ben Hutton drew first blood on the power play with his second goal of the season. The marker was set up by Mason Nowak and Dylan Burdick. Kemptville’s second goal was scored by Josh Pitt with assists from Steve Genier and Hutton. The goal was Pitt’s seventh of the year. Cumberland got one back in the second. With Kemptville leading 2-1 going into the third, the chippy play that was featured in the second got even worse. By the

time the period was five minutes old, the behaviour of both teams had gotten out of hand. The officials began calling penalties more harshly. Kemptville bore the brunt of the calls and received a couple of major penalties, perhaps unjustly. The Grads took advantage of this and scored three times to earn a 4-2 victory. The most offensive incident of the evening was an obscenity filled tirade of great length unleashed by one of the Cumberland coaches aimed solely at an eighteen year old player from Kemptville. The vocal barrage continued even after the coach was admonished by the referee to desist. Aside from this, the 73’s Jesse Ferras and Ryan Mulder played a great game and were named game stars.


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Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and southern Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division, manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario, reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

THE OPPORTUNITY As we continue to expand our successful digital sales initiatives, we are currently seeking an energetic, talented and self-assured Manager of Digital Media to drive new business sales throughout the Ottawa region. We’re looking for a motivated leader who demonstrates a sense of urgency, without creating unnecessary chaos. The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and a proven track record for attaining outstanding results through the motivation and development of a sales team. This role requires knowledge of the digital advertising space, the competitive landscape and a solutions oriented approach to selling.

THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for New Business Acquisition Sales Representatives to sell the company’s fastest growing product - This innovative program promotes local businesses to local consumers through a special “daily deal.” You’ll use your knowledge of what’s great about our city to develop and grow the local market by securing commitments from the most desirable local households, businesses, and services including restaurants, spas, nightclubs, retailers, theaters, tourism venues, and more. This position offers salary (commensurate with experience) and generous commissions based on revenue, sales targets and company goals

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Manage and develop a team of “hunters” who are exclusively focused on generating new business/clients • Utilize your expertise to maximize revenue and develop strategies to ensure superior execution from your team • Consistently monitor team performance relative to targets and adjust plans accordingly to ensure that targets are achieved • Mentor your team and strive to make them better; we expect them to continually improve as a result of your expert leadership • Work through obstacles/objections with your team members, while ensuring superior customer satisfaction at all times • Ongoing reporting, tracking and forecasting

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Develop and cultivate leads using multiple sources including cold calling and door-todoor prospecting • Continuously set up face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects (15-20 appts. per week) to present our marketing solutions • Generate compelling proposals for potential advertisers, demonstrating how our programs will meet their business needs • Explore and exhaust all possible leads to ensure that we don’t miss out on any opportunities • Maximize advertising revenues by acquiring prospect commitment • Address customer requests/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner, ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Consistently meet and/or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual targets

ABOUT YOU • A track record of successfully driving revenue, with a focus on acquiring new business • Previous experience in a sales leadership role, with preference given to with digital advertising sales experience • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop successful “hunters” • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications, with expert knowledge of Excel

ABOUT YOU • Proven track record as a hunter, exclusively focused on acquiring new clients and converting new business leads • Previous sales experience, with preference given to those with digital advertising sales experience • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships with potential clients • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing practices • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A hunter mentality, with the confidence and drive to excel at generating and closing new business • Highly motivated by monetary incentives • Extremely ambitious with an outstanding work ethic and unprecedented drive for immediate results • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry • Ongoing development and opportunities for advancement • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 3 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you’ll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment. • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 4 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Please reference “New Business Acquisition Representative” in the subject line.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Please reference “Manager, Digital Media” in the subject line.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A confident and influential leader with the ability to motivate and inspire • Proactive and optimistic, with a “can do” attitude • Can be decisive and demonstrate timely decision making, often under complex and demanding circumstances • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going


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Eileen is survived by her children Thomas “Sandy” Gibson (Verna) of R.R.# 2 Iroquois, Rita Jordan (Earl) of Oshawa and Dennis Gibson (Roly) of Oshawa, her son-in-law James Kaczmarek (Lillian) of St. Catharines, daughter-in-law Shirley Gibson of Iroquois,(Floyd) sisters-in-law Doreen Workman (Donald) of Prescott, Martha Workman (Lloyd) of Kemptville and Lorraine Workman (Lyall) of Kemptville. Eileen will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Karl Kaczmarek, Cathy Gibson(Neil Huffman), Shelley Byers(James),Carl Gibson(Bonnie), Glen Easter, Graydon, Logan, great-grandchildren William and Maddie Huffman, Stacey(Jon) Pergunas, Melissa Gibson and great, great-grandchildren Maleigh and Gavin Pergunas. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas, her daughter Lillian Kaczmarek, her son Floyd Gibson, her sisters Yvonne Baldwin and Lois Dolan and her brothers Donald, Lloyd, Howard, and Lyall Workman Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 308834



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She was a stay at home mother .The family moved to Oshawa in the 1950`s, and later she moved to Niagra Falls .Eileen loved to visit her neighbours and often baked treats for everyone She worked well into her 70`s doing house work and cooking meals for her clients. At 70 still very strong and energetic she got her passport and went to England for 3 weeks to visit friends she had written to for many years. She was very active member of her church. Her faith and God were very important part of her life and she enjoyed reading her bible daily. Eileen`s life has been 95 years, well lived. Her family, friends and her love of God, her treasures.

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Members of the Osgoode Carleton Snowmobile Club were revving high last week after cleaning up at the provincial snowmobile awards gala. On September 17, the Ottawa South organization was named club of the year and its president George Darouze was crowned volunteer of the year by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs at its annual gathering in Markham. Darouze said he and his executive team were floored by the news. “It was a kind of a shock and it was very big step for the club,” he said, noting his volunteer award was hardly expected either. “Obviously (the OFSC) is a volunteer organization, and there are many thousands of members. It was a privilege and an honour, and I didn’t expect it.” Darouze has been president of the Osgoode Carleton club since 2009, and has been involved in the organization for eight years since his first season as a snowmobiler. For Darouze, his relationship with snowmobiling was love at first sight.

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Osgoode snowmobilers named club of the year, president crowned top volunteer On a Sunday drive back to Ottawa, he and a friend hit a nasty snowstorm. Stopping at the friend’s empty home in Brockville, they had to take his snowmobile to find food. “We jumped on the snowmobile, I think he dressed me up in his daughter’s equipment, and it was the most beautiful evening in my life. I’ll never forget that night,” he said. The next day, a Monday, the roads were still impassable so the pair spent the day snowmobiling to Gananoque for dinner. By Wednesday Darouze was back in Ottawa and had purchased a snowmobile and all of his equipment. By Friday, he

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Craig Nicholson said its clear the Osgoode Carleton club has something special, and not just because they achieved a very rare feat by taking home both top awards from this year’s gala. “They have a reputation through the OFSC, people have heard of Osgoode Carleton and they know they’re doing good things. Even if they don’t know the club or anyone in it, there’s a positive buzz about them,” Nicholson said, noting that the club thinks outside the box when it comes to community involvement. Last year’s ‘KISSmas’ performance in the Osgoode Christ-

mas parade, where they dressed up as members of the glam rock band as part of their float, sums up their creativity and accessibility, he added. “A successful club is based on getting people involved, having fun and getting the job done. The Osgoode club has focused on having fun and getting people involved. Getting the job done falls naturally out of that, and now they also have many more people to do the job,” he said. Nicholson said the club is “plugged in” with the community, through their more than 30 social events throughout the entire year and the use of social media to get the word out. He credits Darouze with much of the club’s recent success. “He’s the spark plug that just makes the whole club gel. He’s one of those guys that is passionate and outgoing and basically is willing to do anything to make it work,” Nicholson said. Darouze, however, said its teamwork that makes the club tick. “It’s not just me, I have a great volunteer base, I have great membership and a great executive behind me. It was never a personal effort, it was a group effort and all the success I have its all from my team and the local businesses,” he said.

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October 7


Scary Movie Marathon Night at the Kemptville Youth Centre from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. Oct. 8. Supervised event. $5 or five volunteer hours. See for details.

October 9

North Gower

Berry sale at North Gower United Church. Wild Nova Scotia blueberries, raspberries and cranberries. Order by Oct. 9. Pickup at the church on Oct. 22, 11 a.m. To order call 489-3885, 489-2697 or 489-3613.

October 10


Kemptville and Area Walking Group meets at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Centre. 258-4487.

October 11


Senior’s Afternoon at the North Grenville Public Library 1.30 to 3.30 p.m.

October 11


Library Literacy for elementary school students at North Grenville Public Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Learn how to use a library and do research.

October 11


Mixed adult pickup Basketball every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the gym at Holy Cross School on Clothier Street. $5 per night or $50 for the season. For more info, contact Samantha or Jeff at 258-1847 or Samantha.

October 12


Kniterary at North Grenville Public Library. 1 to 3 p.m. Inviting all knitters, from beginners to advance, to learn to knit, share patterns and ideas. In collaboration with the Merrickville Knitting and Crocheting Club.

October 12


Baby Talk at Ontario Early Years Centre. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Breastfeeding support available.

October 12


Scottish country dancing. Wednesday evenings at the Osgoode Community Centre. 7:30 p.m. Great music and fun. No partners or experience required. For info call Marie at 826-1221 or visit

October 12

Burritt’s Rapids

Old-fashioned Halloween Party. New Horizons Club. Community Hall, Burritt’s Rapids. 2 p.m. Dress in costume, bob for apples, pumpkin carving contest and more.

October 14


Harvest Moon Fall Extravaganza for the Beth Donovan Hospice. Roast beef dinner, silent and live auctions, live entertainment. Tickets $40. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets required; call 258-9611 or visit the Hospice at 6 Asa St. Drop in Story Time at the North Grenville Public Library 10.00 to 11.00 a.m.

October 14


Carsonby United Church Supper. 4 p.m. Roast pork. Take-out available. $15, $6 children under 12. No advance tickets needed.

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October 6, 2011

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