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News — A new resource centre on Prescott Street is preparing to tackle disconnects at the family and community level by offering services tailored to local residents when it opens in late February. The Community Connections Centre, located in the former Kemptville Advance building at 113 Prescott Street, will provide “services for people that fit us” after its grand opening Saturday, Feb. 22, said the centre’s executive director and coordinator Beverly Illauq. The wife of an Inuit hunter, Illauq lived in Clyde River on Baffin Island for 20 years before moving to Kemptville. A former teacher, Illauq said creating a type of family resource centre to help local residents deal with increasingly common instances of trauma and grief has always been a desire of hers.

“It was on my bucket list to be true to this vision,” she said. Partnered last year with Dwight Thompson, a North Gower-born registered social worker and certified bereavement trauma specialist who earned a PhD in Advance Practice Social Work from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Illauq is realizing her dream in the form of the CCC, which will focus on the education and personal development connections for individuals, families, groups and professionals. Many avenues for dealing with trauma and grief are based on urban models and urban research, said Illauq. The CCC, she said, focuses on the rural aspect, unifying creator, land, males and females. Two or three programs will be offered at the centre starting Feb. 22, Illauq said, with more to come as the centre grows. In the future, she noted the centre hopes to:

• provide tutoring and education support services, • to provide a place to go for individuals and families facing traumatic events, • to offer a location for special interest and awareness or information sessions and, • to act as a clearing house for community response to issuesbased initiatives such as suicide prevention and abuse intervention, among many others. Possible specific programs might include counselling, educational consultation, arts-based resource programs and even a quilting club. Through a series of what Illauq calls “wonderful coincidences,” the centre’s employees moved into their new location on Prescott Street as of Jan. 6 of this year. She said the group has since been scrambling to prepare for the late February opening, but has received great support from other local community groups

such as furniture from Solutions One Financial and House of Lazarus, as well as financial backing from corporate sponsors. The centre — affectionately known as Nik’s Place after local businessman Nik Wellstein, who died in a motorcycle accident in Australia in 2011 — will work under the umbrella of the Grenville Centre for Social Studies (GCSS), a not-for-profit organization created to provide ongoing professional development, education and training to the profession of social work and its allied helping professionals. Thompson, the CCC’s president and clinical director, will deal primarily with the GCSS, thinking more broadly about what the centre can do for Kemptville, while Illauq keeps her focus on the CCC and Nik’s place. The face of Kemptville is changing rapidly, Thompson said. “In forming this centre, one of the things was to address the



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healing. When we work through art we allow expressions of feelings that there may be no words for or where there have already been too many words such as discussion of a loss. It is the process of the art making that is the true healing experience. There is no requirement to be an artist to participate and no judgement of the art. Art making provides opportunities to share and view the story of loss from a different perspective. An open mind and a willingness to take risks is the only prerequisite. Children have always used art and play as a means of coping with events and emotions beyond their control. Adults may find it more difficult to engage in the creative process so freely. But when we do let go, we are assuming an active role rather than a passive one over our experience. When art is made in response to a grief experience, a person learns to practice control over the experience that may be otherwise difficult to accept. This active response is empowering as it increases a sense of control, hopefully providing a realization that you have a choice in how you relate to




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Clark applauds ombudsman’s decision to probe Hydro One timated” bills are several times higher than they should be. In addition to advocating on their behalf with Hydro One, Clark noted he has urged constituents to contact the Ontario Ombudsman’s Office to make a formal complaint. “I know several constituents have taken the time to do this and I believe that’s a major reason why the Ombudsman has launched this investigation. I want to thank these Leeds-Grenville residents for their advocacy,” said Clark, adding the Ombudsman has asked anyone with information relevant to his investigation to contact his office at 1-800-263-1830 or email “I’m pleased we’re finally going to start getting some answers – because the energy minister has

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Community – The Lanark County Tourism Association’s (LCTA) annual general meeting will be held on Monday, March 31 at the offices of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, located at 10970 Highway 7 in Carleton Place. There will be a breakfast available to meeting attendees from 8 to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast will be free for LCTA members and their guests and there will be a $10 charge for other nonmembers. For those planning to partake of the breakfast an RSVP is requested before March 21. Please RSVP to Anne Shropshire at The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and should be finished by 11 a.m. Business to be conducted will include the normal activities of receiving the financial statements for 2013 and the appointment of a slate of directors for 2014. In addition, the LCTA board of directors at its Jan. 27 meeting approved a set of changes to the Lanark County Tourism Association Constitution and Bylaws that it will present for approval by the membership. In simple terms, the County of Lanark in seeking to reduce administrative costs will no longer provide staff support to the LCTA. The changes to the Constitution and Bylaws reflect stripping out references to county council and staff involvement in the operations of LCTA.

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Arts – Magical worlds are in short supply lately. When all you need is a world of pure imagination nothing else will do. Luckily, the wonderful world of Willy Wonka is coming to the Carleton Place Town Hall, brought to you by the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre. Willy Wonka, the world’s best chocolate and candy inventor, wants to retire from the candy business this year. However, Wonka does not want his empire to turn to dust when he does. Wonka has decided that he will require an heir to take over his business for him, but he never had any children. But Wonka has devised a plan. He has hidden five golden tickets inside the wrappers of five different Wonka chocolate bars. The five children who unwrap their candy bars and discover this prize will win a lifetime supply of chocolate, a tour of the factory and, unbeknownst to them, a chance to be Wonka’s apprentice. The winners of these golden tickets are the extremely greedy Augustus Gloop, the overly bossy Veruca Salt, the super competitive Violet Beauregarde, the internet addict Mickey Teavee and, finally, the honest and pure hearted Charlie Bucket. Charlie comes from one of the poorest families in North America. She lives in an extremely small shack with her mother, father and four grandparents. There is only one bed in the house, which all four grandparents sleep in day and night. Her

mother and father are extremely loving parents and their one goal is to give Charlie a good life. Her grandparents, Grandpa Joe and George and Grandma Josephine and Georgina, are all very old and have not left their bed in years. But as unlucky as Charlie’s life may appear, a few very lucky events occur which lead to her discovery of her own golden ticket. Wonka is able to see potential in each child but waits to make sure they are the perfect fit to take over his legacy. While touring the factory, each child is tempted in different ways. Wonka does this to test the children’s abilities to listen, control themselves and be honest. By the end of the tour, Wonka will have tested all the five children until he decides which child, if any, will be his apprentice. Willy Wonka is a fun and upbeat story of hope and positive thinking that is told through catchy songs and dances. This is a story that can be enjoyed by all, young or old. So come join the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre in a magical adventure filled with candy, chocolate, colourful characters and fabulous sets. There are lots of tickets still available for all of performances. You can buy tickets at the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce, 132 Coleman St.; 613-257-1976 or at the door for $10. Performances are Feb. 21, Photo courtesy of DORIS OHLMANN 27 and 28 at 7 p.m and Feb. 22, 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Visit missis- Some cast members from Willy Wonka Jr. begin a tors have no way to know where they are going as for more information. mysterious boat ride through the factory. The visi- they head further into the Wonka factory. Molly Cooney is a member of the Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre.



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UCDSB director of education looks back on 2013 school year report with sections on our extensive will allow students greater access to Wi-Fi network, our full-time kinder- a variety of courses throughout the garten program, and our virtual learn- UCDSB. ing commons. Thomas would also like to see an iPad or other tablet in the hands of The report also details the long- every single student to increase their term vision Thomas has for the learning. school board, including innovations Board chair Greg Pietersma said such as web cameras for teachers and the report highlights some of the cutlive-streaming in the classroom. This ting-edge practices of the board and

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Off-Broadway laugh riot comes to Full Circle Theatre this week Arts – You’ve Got Hate Mail has been knocking over audiences Off-Broadway for nearly five years and continues to sell and sell. New York’s 94.3 FM said “You’ve Got Hate Mail had me doubled-over in my seat, with tears rolling down my face, unable to catch my breath. Now THAT’S the way to laugh!!!” while the New York Post called it “the perfect bedroom farce... riotously enacted!” Now, it is also making its way around the world, with productions as far afield as London, Prague, Mexico City, Sydney (Australia) and now, Perth! In a month filled with theatre in Perth, BarnDoor Productions’ You’ve Got Hate Mail is the only comedy on the boards, so it’s guaranteed to be the laugh-fest of the winter. It’s funny. It’s sexy. It’s outrageous. It’s raunchy – in fact, it’s definitely adults-only entertainment. Producers estimate around 470 laughs in the 90-minute production – enough to take the chill off any Polar Vortexed winter. Richard is a philandering man who gets his come-uppance when he accidentally emails a message to his wife that was intended for his office girlfriend. From there, it’s

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You what?! The cast of BarnDoor Productions’ You’ve Got Hate Mail are caught mid-spit-take in a scene from the lightning fast, outrageously funny comedy that runs Feb. 14 through 23 at Perth’s Full Circle Theatre. The “adults-only” farce tells its story entirely through email and text messages. a whirlwind of emails and text messages that involve every possible relationship variation that five characters can come up with in 90 minutes. The trick of this show is that it’s all told through the Internet – a comedy as up-to-the-minute as its possible to be. And, even though the characters are tied to their laptops for much of the show, they still manage to get in a crazy chase scene at the end!

The fact that the show opens on Valentine’s Day is a hint for the romantic. It’s filled with real belly-laughs and, according to the Newark Star Ledger’s theatre critic emeritus Peter Fillichia, “outright guffaws!” You won’t laugh harder or longer at any show in Perth this February and the romantics will find it a great “date show” as well. The show is handled by a cast of five community per-

formers who keep the excitement and laughs flowing at a furious pace, while delivering the whole show via email from behind their laptops – except for the wild chase at the end, courtesy of the texting capability of modern smart phones. It’s definitely a 21st century comedy, but with good, oldfashioned belly-laughs all evening long. If the Polar Vortex is sucking the warmth out of you this winter and if your romance is feeling the winter chill as well then You’ve Got Hate Mail is the show to see for laughs, fun and a winter – and maybe a romantic? – thaw. You’ve Got Hate Mail runs Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door. Cash at the theatre is requested. College students are $12 and, due to the nature of the production, we are not offering a children’s price for this show. Simply call 613-267-1884 or visit to make reservations or find out more. Visit the above website for further information about BarnDoor Productions. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions.


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Children’s winning posters to be displayed to fight plastic bag problem Jason Alexander, Naismith (fifth), Anthony McCamon, Pakenham Public School (honourable mention), Everett St. Croix, Naismith (honourable mention). • In the Grades 4 to 6 category: Fiona Mehmet, Naismith Memorial Public School (first), Sky JS, Pakenham Public School (second), Libby Hirst, Pakenham (third), Ben Hoban, Naismith (fourth), Kyrah Nicholas, Pakenham (fifth), Nick Love,


Lifestyle – On your next outing in Mississippi Mills, check out the artwork on display in libraries, arenas, shops, and other public spaces. You will not only be impressed by the artistic and design talents of the children who created these winning posters in the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ (MVFN) Refuse-to-Use Plastic Bag Poster Contest, you’ll also be motivated to find alternatives to those environmentally destructive plastic shopping bags! The poster contest, which took place during the month of November, was held to engage local students in showing the harm caused by plastic bags, and suggesting alternatives. Although plastic bags seem harmless, their pervasiveness and longevity make them a serious environmental hazard. These plastic bags end up everywhere, choking and trapping millions of animals on land and in the seas, and blocking drains and sewers during the many hundreds of years they take to break down. Overall, the poster contest was very successful. Thanks to the enthusiasm of local elementary school teachers and students, nearly 80 amazing posters were received. MVFN would like to thank our judges, Elizabeth Veninga, Catherine Blake and Chandler Swain, all well-known local artists, who were dazzled by the talent of the students and the multitude of ways they conveyed their ideas. After much deliberation, they selected the following winners: • In the Grades 1 to 3 category: Denby Fergusson, Naismith Memorial Public School (first), Tatum Ferguson, Naismith (second), Myles Thompson, Naismith (third), Dylan Chartrand, Naismith (fourth),

Pakenham (honourable mention), Brianna Moore, Naismith (honourable mention). An awards ceremony was held at the Almonte branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library on Dec. 18 to celebrate first, second and third place winners and award certificates and, for the first place winners, cheque and book prizes. We were delighted See POSTER page 9


On Dec. 18, an award ceremony at the Almonte branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library for winners of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ Refuse -to-Use Plastic Bag Poster Contest. Above, from left: winners were Denby Fergusson, Myles Thompson, Libby Hirst, Tatum Ferguson, Fiona Mehmet and Sky JS. Left, Denby Fergusson of Naismith Memorial Public School with his winning poster.


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Compact curler Sports – Craig Savill, left, lead for Glenn Howard’s curling team out of Penetanguishene Curling Club, throws a few rocks with his son Aidan after the Travelers Tankard Ontario men’s curling championship final Feb. 2 in Smiths Falls. Team Howard fell 6-5 to Team Bice of the Glendale Golf and Country Club. Photo by ASHLEY KULP


Legion accepting applications for bursary programs DEAR EDITOR: The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command has a bursary program to assist students based on documented need in the amount of $500 per scholastic year as determined by the district bursary committee. Those eligible to apply for assistance for the purchase of tools and instruments are: • Ex-servicemen or currently serving members of the Canadian Forces and their children and grandchildren; as well as Commonwealth war veterans and their children and grandchildren. • Ordinary and Life members of the Royal Canadian Legion and their children. • Associate members of the Royal Canadian Legion and their children.

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COMMENTARY Kicking back at cancer Editorial – Though the Canadian Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser may be several months (and much warmer temperatures away), planning is beginning now. The dates for this year’s events have been set – June 6 at Gemmill Park in Almonte (Mississippi Mills) and June 13 at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. According to the Relay for Life website, the goal for Mississippi Mills is $135,000, while their Smiths Falls counterparts are seeking to raise $95,000. And with these important pieces of the puzzle already on the table – the next step is to generate some excitement, which the Smiths Falls Relay for Life organizers will do this evening (Feb. 13) during the kick-off celebration at Chuckles Jack restaurant. This year’s slogan for the Relay will be “Let’s Scare Away Cancer.” There are many ways to take part – by creating a team, by joining a team, or pledging to someone who is taking part. In 2012 alone, more than 17,265 teams raised $51 million across Canada, states the website. While raising funds and awareness are two very important components to Relay for Life, the event itself is a “non-competitive, 12-hour overnight” function that features musical entertainment, fun contests and much more. Dollars raised go to the Canadian Cancer Society and into funding research and advancements in fighting cancer, awareness and services for cancer patients. There aren’t too many people who can’t say they don’t know of someone who has been touched by cancer, or who has experienced it themselves. Research is key to annihilating this horrendous disease. For more information on the local Relay for Life events, search for them at

Mother’s laundry ‘pinchers’ took on another use for Emerson Lifestyle – Mother had searched the summer kitchen and the wood shed. She couldn’t find it anywhere. And it was Sunday night, and she was getting ready for the Monday morning wash. The big copper tub was sitting on the back of the Findlay Oval full of water at the ready. Into this tub Mother would put all the white clothes that had to be washed. They would soak all night, with the hope that she wouldn’t have to use as much javel water on them in the morning. Heaven forbid that the whites wouldn’t be sparkling when put on the clothesline for the entire world to see! Mother liked to have everything set when she was ready to tackle what would turn out to be an all-day job. That meant the copper tub was full of whites on the stove, the rest of the laundry was sorted into heaps on the kitchen floor, and the homemade soap cut into slivers and sitting in a pie plate. And of course, the long wood “pinchers” used to take the boiled whites out of the tub, and put them into the square laundry tub, ready for scrubbing on the washboard, would be sitting on a chair

too. They looked exactly like the tweezers Aunt Lizzie used to pull out stray eyebrows when she came from Regina to visit, only these were about two feet long, made of wood held together at one end with a bolt, and strong enough that Mother could easily grab a goodly portion of white clothes out of the tub without touching the hot water. Well, the “pinchers” were nowhere to be found! It was just before supper, and Mother sent me back out to the wood shed and the summer kitchen to have another look. I even looked behind the sauerkraut barrel. No sign of the “pinchers”. “Well, they have to be somewhere,” she said, putting the finishing touches to supper. Father and the three brothers came in from the barns and the milking, and washed up at the bench near the back door. We all took our places at the old pine table, and after Grace was said by Father, and before anyone could dig in to the mounds of food, Mother commented that she couldn’t find the wood tongs, which was the term she used. Father called them pinchers, but he knew what she meant, and that was all Vice President & Regional Publisher Mike Mount 613-283-3182, ext. 104

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“Whatever are the laundry tongs doing out on the chopping block,” Mother asked, her voice rising to a high pitch. The chopping block was where the chickens met their doom and it was also where the fish the boys caught by ice fishing in the Bonnechere were cleaned. Everett was usually the one who performed the dastardly deed, because even though Emerson was rambunctious and full of spunk, he could never bring himself to working the chopping block. The same went for cleaning fish. In fact, he loved to fish, summer or winter, but Everett or Earl always had to bait the line for him! He didn’t want a thing to do with a live fish from the time the line went in the water, until it was served on a dinner plate! And when the fish sat in a pail of water beside the chopping block ready to be cleaned, Emerson wouldn’t even touch one to take it out of the pail and hand it to Everett. That is, until he figured Mother’s laundry tongs would do just fine. He could grab a fish, slap it on the block, and Everett could do the rest. It didn’t take all day to figure out why the tongs were out at the chopping block! ADVERTISING SALES: ADVERTISING SALES CO-ORDINATOR Andrea McMurtry SALES: Cheryl Johnston, Sharon Sinfield, Kathy Perreault, Kevin Hoover, Jamie Rae-Gomes Email: Fax: 613-283-9988 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS MONDAY 4:30 PM

There wasn’t much talk around the supper table that Sunday night. Emerson got up from the table, put on his heavy coat, hat and boots, and headed for the silo. When he brought the tongs back into the kitchen, Mother already had a granite pail of water boiling on the front of the stove. The tongs were put into it, with a goodly dose of vinegar. She swore the clothes would smell of fish for at least a month of washings. And there the tongs sat, boiling away until bedtime. No one ever knew if Emerson ever got over his aversion to touching uncooked fish, but we all knew he never went near the tongs again. Mother made sure of that. Every Sunday night after that, and even before filling the tub with water, or gathering up the whites, she got the tongs out of the summer kitchen, slapped them on a chair by the stove, and her look dared anyone to lay a finger on them. Interested in an electronic version of Mary’s books? Go to https://www. and type Mary’s name for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at • Advertising rates and terms and conditions are according to the rate card in effect at time advertising published. • The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors in advertisements beyond the amount charged for the space actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of its servants or otherwise... and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount charged for such advertisement. • The advertiser agrees that the copyright of all advertisements prepared by the Publisher be vested in the Publisher and that those advertisements cannot be reproduced without the permission of the Publisher. • The Publisher reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any advertisement.

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brarian, for organizing use of the meeting room and space to display the top posters until Jan. 15. Needless to say, these students are thrilled to know that the posters they laboured so hard to create, will be catching everyone’s attention, reminding us to do the right thing and break that bad bag habit! Theresa Peluso is a member of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists. R0012172507_TF

‘Don’t Litter, Pretend You Were the Critter!’ was the message from Libby Hirst of Pakenham Public School, shown above with her poster, which was one of the winning designs of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists’ poster contest to raise awareness of the environmental problem with plastic bags. Prizes were handed out Dec. 18 at the Almonte branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library.


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timated base cost per household of $260 would be charged along with a cost for calls for service. OPP-policed municipalities that currently pay lower than $300 per household should see their policing costs rise; municipalities that currently pay more than $400 per household should see their policing costs drop. Let’s be honest, some municipalities have enjoyed unrealistically low policing costs with the OPP for many years, while others have paid much higher per household due to a complex billing process. Addressing this discrepancy is the right thing to do, although we acknowledge that the transition for the municipalities who will experience rising costs will be difficult. The Ontario government is considering ways to lessen the financial impact during the transition to a new billing model. The OPP Cost Recovery Formula resulted in a reduction of one per cent in billing for direct operating expenses (gas, uniforms, computers, etc.) from 2010 to 2013. This was a significant accomplishment compared to other police services which are also struggling with rising costs in a time of restraint. I must acknowledge that uniform salaries, which are not part of the Cost Recovery Formula, are 80 to 85 per cent of the overall costs charged to OPP-policed municipalities. After two years without receiving a general increase in wages

(2012, 2013), OPP officers received an increase of 8.55 per cent in 2014 to raise the salary of an OPP Provincial Constable to be equal to that of the highest paid police service in the province. The OPP will have to recover these costs in the municipalities it polices. Regardless of any changes to billing and the wage raise in 2014, the OPP remains the most costeffective policing option for many municipalities in Ontario. OPP costs, on average, are less than half of the average cost of municipal police services in the province (based on OPP and Ministry of Finance data). While the per household cost of policing can vary widely under the current billing model, our low per household cost average tells us that the OPP is doing a really good job of being cost-effective and efficient. The men and the women of the OPP are dedicated professionals who provide a wide range of policing services to Ontario’s communities. We continue to work hard each and every day to keep the trust and confidence of the people of this province. We look forward to continuing to work with all of our partners to ensure a safe and secure Ontario. To view a more detailed video statement on this subject by Superintendent Philbin, visit the OPP YouTube channel at: http://youtu. be/wJ70dn3X2LU.

Monarch supports RVCA, land conservation Monarch’s long and generous history with the Conservation Foundation has helped bring twelve properties into public ownership over the past twelve years including 100 acres of wetland in the Richmond Fen, a lovely island in Upper Rideau Lake and the beautiful Meisel Woods Conservation Area near Crow Lake.

“We are delighted to work with Monarch Corporation as the local conservation partner. It warms the heart to see major corporations strengthening the environmental health of communities in which they live and work,” said foundation chair Jason Kelly. Submitted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.



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News – Monarch Corporation, Canada’s oldest real estate company, has made another major donation to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s Environmental Land Fund. The money is used to help secure enough environmental land for future conservation use by the people of the Rideau watershed in eastern Ontario.



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This 27th annual conference will address some different perspectives and topical issues concerning Eastern Ontario’s forests, and its stewards, while exploring some new opportunities to enhance income and diversity.

AGENDA 8:00–9:00 Registration, Coffee, Exhibits 9:00–9:10 Welcome 9:10–9:50 Keynote: A Healthy Dose of Green Rob Keen, CEO, TreesOntario 9:50–10:20 Invasive Species: Top Newsmakers & What You Can Do Dr. Richard Wilson-Forest Program Pathologist, MNR 10:20-10:30 Video: EAB Facts & Tactics for Woodlot Owners 10:30–11:00 Coffee Break and Exhibit Viewing 11:00–11:30 Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms under the Canopy Bruno Pretto and Paula Vopni, Mycosource Inc. 11:30–12:00 Hazards and Safe Practices in the Woodlot Brian Lawrence, Workplace Safety North 12:00–1:30 Lunch & Exhibit Viewing 1:30–2:00 Ephemeral Ponds Do More Than Breed Mosquitoes Janine McLeod 2:00–2:45 Market Updates: (1) Prescott Pellet Mill (2) Pre-commercial & Commercial Red Pine Harvesting 2:45–3:30 Michael Runtz, Professor & Naturalist, Carleton University

THANK-YOU SPONSORS! • Heideman Forest Services • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority • Ontario Woodlot Association, Lower Ottawa Valley • Ministry of Natural Resources • Eastern Ontario Model Forest • Ferguson Forest Centre • South Nation Conservation • Anonymous • Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County • Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council • Maple Syrup Producers Assoc. • Stormont Dundas & Glengarry For information on exhibiting opportunities please contact: Forest Owners • Trees Ontario • Friends of Limerick Forest

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David Orazietti, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, left, and Mark Gloutney, Ducks Unlimited Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of regional operations, eastern region, sign an agreement in Toronto on Jan. 23 to invest more resources into protecting wetland habitat. dynamic and innovative business climate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ducks Unlimited Canada is very pleased to be continuing its partnership with

the Government of Ontario,â&#x20AC;? stated Mark Gloutney, Ducks Unlimited Canada, director of regional operations, eastern region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This agreement

streamlines our approval process and means we are able to invest more of our resources on the ground, protecting and restoring Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wetlands

for future generations. As we continue to lose wetlands at an alarming rate across Canada, it is exciting to have a government that shares our vision

of conserving these valuable natural resources.â&#x20AC;? The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is responsible for how dams are managed in Ontario. Dam owners must get MNR approval for the construction of new dams and certain repairs and alterations to existing dams. Last year, Ontario signed a 15-year memorandum of understanding with Ducks Unlimited Canada to reaffirm a shared commitment to wetland conservation. Ontario is home to approximately 24 per cent of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wetlands and six per cent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wetlands. Wetlands are areas where land is wet either permanently or seasonally. In the last decade, Ontario and Ducks Unlimited Canada have worked together to conserve more than 16,500 hectares of wetlands and habitat. Ducks Unlimited Canada built and repaired 24 dams in Ontario in 2013. Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program provided funding to 24 projects in 2013 to help restore and rehabilitate more than 1,024 hectares of important habitat, including wetlands. Submitted by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

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Great starter home! Nice location only a couple of minutes to town. Pretty 1 acre lot with double driveway & turn around, horseshoe pits & storage shed. The house is neat & tidy with new thermopane windows & exterior doors. The original house was 3 bedrooms but one has been opened up to make a lovely sized master bedroom with 2 windows & 2 double closets. 2nd bedroom is a good size with double closet, new laminate floor, drywall & colonial trim & doors in both bedrooms. Bright living room with open rail to lower level & south facing picture window. Efficient kitchen & dining area with double sized pantry cupboard at back foyer, 4 piece bath on main level. Basement has good ceiling height, studded walls, spray foam on exterior walls, drycore flooring added through whole area. 2 Decks. MLS#091191602507203 Direction: North on Hwy. 511, Left on Bathurst Conc. 6 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215

Welcome to Chaplin Heights just 2 min from downtown Heritage Perth. Spacious 3+2 bdrm, 3 bath home located on a 2.9 acre park-like lot with 165 feet of lovely Tay River frontage. This home sits very close to the water`s edge with full walkout bsmt leading to riverside decks & gazebo. Nice open plan design, spacious foyer with powder rm & mudroom/storage area. Updated flooring highlights the formal liv rm with hardwood in din rm & lots of cupboards in the oak kitchen. 3 Good sized bdrms on main level & 2 bright bedrms on lower level. Lower family rm is divided into 2 areas with sitting area with woodstove on one side & full kitchen/ din area with patio door on the other. Would make an ideal in-law suite. Newer heat pump & shingles, all brick exterior. MLS#091191601509826 Directions: from Perth west on Cty Rd 6, Christie Lake Rd., Left on Sommerville Dr., Follow to Jodi Lane Court. Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215



$1,299,000 Spectacular Rideau waterfront property on 8.1 acres of gorgeous Canadian Shield with custom timber frame post and beam home, open concept, soaring ceilings and breath taking views from every window designed around a floor to ceiling stone fireplace with stone quarried from the property. Extra company stay in the beautifully appointed guest house with spa-like amenities. Good deep water and plenty of dock space in this south-facing cove. MLS#083183604629600 CALL or

EMAIL Julia or Drea Scotland (613-390-0401 julia-scotland@ to arrange a tour of this special place.

NEW LISTING 645 Pike Lake Route 6 $374,500 Waterfront property minutes from Perth on Pike Lake. Custom pine timberframe home on 2 acres, paved road, private and sandy beach swimming. With propane fired radiant heat in both the home and insulated workshop, this home is very efficient. It has also been designed to allow solar passive heat in the winter and cool shade in the summer. Cherry cabinets, granite counter tops, slate flooring and wood heat and lower level patio walkout are just some of the charms of this perfect waterfront property. MLS#091191101564506 CALL or EMAIL Julia or Drea Scotland (613-390-0401 for a tour

OTTY WOODS is a beautiful, wooded subdivision on Otty Lake, minutes from Perth, with 27 building lots with properties ranging in size between 2 and 5 acres and very well priced between $85,000 and $189,000. Each lot has been carefully planned to accommodate your desired building plan and yet ensure privacy, easy access and excellent vantage. Communal trails have been created through the development for walking, hiking or golf carts and lead to the shared waterfront area, complete with a lakeside post and beam gazebo for entertaining and community events. With sales and ground breaking already starting this spring, make sure you get in to pick your favourite lot. CALL or EMAIL Julia or Drea Scotland (613-390-0401 for a mapping and more information about Otty Woods.



$279,900 Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bath with cathedral ceilings and gas fireplace in living room, main floor family room and peaceful screened/ glassed porch off the dining room. Meticulously maintained and immaculate – come and see it!

CONVENIENT COUNTRY LOCATION IN EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY ONLY 8 MINUTES TO PERTH $374,900 – gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 bath home that oozes warmth and charm – custom built “salt box” reproduction home with all the modern conveniences - perfect for displaying your antiques. Call to see – Barbara Shepherd 613 326-1361

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$269,900 Previously used as the MVCA offices and garage. Office building with 2,835 sq. ft. on main level, 1,990 sq. ft. lower level, 5 bay 4,400 sq. ft. garage, 5.54 acres extends to the Clyde River. MLS#889075 Oral Pretty/Paul Martin 613-264-0123

$329,000 Endless potential. Large 5 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 storey home on 3.2 acres, 5 min. to Perth, 600 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apartment, 2 car attached garage, plus a 5000 sq. ft. garage/storage building, ideal for tradesperson or student housing, gas heat, 2 septic systems. MLS 892736. Call Oral Pretty 613-264-0123

1011 Drummond School Rd. This cosy log home… priced to sell at $267,500 features a cosy corner stone fireplace in the living room, kitchen dining combo, 3 season sunroom, 3 bedrooms, Master with ensuite, 2 car garage, and finished basement with propane fireplace… don’t miss it and only minutes from Heritage Perth. Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

$369,500 Loaded with character and charm, this 3492 square foot red brick is located in the core of historic Perth. The building would make an elegant home, a classic office space or a combination of the two. Detached 2 car garage and parking to 10–12 cars at the back of the building. Many upgrades and renovations recently completed. MLS# 092102004509800 Paul Martin 613-264-0123


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SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! 882 Ferguson Falls $289,900 Live life in the country with an easy commute to Perth or Carleton Place and just minutes from Highway 7 to get you into Ottawa. This high ranch bungalow has had extensive interior updates with new kitchen, flooring and paint and is bright and inviting. Mudroom off the back deck has loads of space for coats and boots and a separate laundry area off the kitchen which expands to the dining area and living room. Enjoy evenings in the screened porch. This 2+2 bedroom home with bright, finished basement is a lovely family home not to be missed! MLS# 94093403501201 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

18 Cockburn Cres. Price just reduced to $224,900. Great residential location for this duplex. Large two bedroom main house with large country kitchen and patio doors from living room to back deck, rents for $880 per month. One bedroom unit at the back of the house, large kitchen with door to side deck, rents for $620 per month. Tenants pay their own heat and hydro, landlord pays water/ sewer charges. Many recent upgrades to this property! MLS #092101001520800. Paul Martin 613-264-0123

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME 19B Basswood Cresc. off Poonamalie Rd. $495,000

Energy efficient, sound resistence & home comfort is provided by the nudura insulated concrete form technology in the foundation & all exterior walls plus all exterior walls are custom stone construction. Nicely set in the trees of Basswood Estates & only minutes to Smiths Falls and the Rideau Canal. 3600 Square foot, open concept bungalow with all the bells & whistles. Granite counter tops, ceramic & hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 9 foot ceilings, main floor family room, master bedroom with ensuite bath & walk-in closet, country sized eat-in kitchen, formal dining & living rooms, large side foyer with access to attached double garage. Self-contained 1100 square foot in-law suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living/dining & kitchen area with Juliet balcony. MLS# 083182803822450 Sheri Mahon-Fournier 613-812-1215


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10007 Perth Road, Westport $399,000

Lovely and wooded 7 acres of privacy surround this beautiful custom built home on a paved road just outside of picturesque Westport. This 4 bedrm, 3 bath open concept back split bungalow allows complete living on the main floor but with a fully finished lower level with patio walkout, accommodates the whole family. The large screened porch provides the perfect spot for admiring the view and surrounding wildlife in the hardwood forrest. Fine features of this home include hardwood and ceramic floors, kitchen island, gas fireplace and cook stove, triple car garage, and new on demand hot water and propane heat source. MLS# 083183904422802 CALL or EMAIL Julia or Drea Scotland (613-390-0401 to arrange a tour.



$249,000 Ready to move in, comfortable 3 bdrm. bungalow on a corner lot in Perth, gleaming hardwood floors in dining and living room, Berber carpeting in bedrooms, solid oak cabinetry, patio door to back deck, full length covered front porch, full unfinished basement, walls insulated and drywalled and high ceiling, gas furnace and central air, well maintained 8 year old home. MLS#895769. Ask for Oral Pretty 613-264-0123

$249,000 Beautiful solid 3 bdrm. bungalow on a quiet street, spotless kitchen leading to dining area and bright sun room, large living room, hardwood floors in bedrooms, full finished basement with rec room, laundry/utility room and workshop, nicely landscaped double size lot, car port, small barn. MLS#879849. Call for Oral Pretty 613-264-0123

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$229,900 Quiet rural setting, only 10 minutes to Perth! This well kept side split, with double car attached garage sports a propane fireplace in bright cheery living room, and a cozy woodstove in the family room. Large kitchen/dining. MLS#091191101502008 Cathie McCabe 613-284-6263

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Don’t miss this home - first time offered. Ranch bungalow. Prestige location backing on golf course. Pristine condition inside and out. See it today!

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43 Van Horne Ave. - $224,900 MLS® 897587 Beautiful 2 bdrm. end unit with many upgrades incl. custom cupboards, granite counter top, hardwood and ceramic floors. Wired gazebo, A/C, landscaped, garage, deck, paved drive.

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776 Narrows Lock Rd. - $212,700 MLS® 894154

444 Highway 29, Brockville Hwy. $174,900 MLS® 879964

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Bungalow - much roomier than it looks - lots of upgrades. Wheelchair access. Oversized double garage. Workshop 20 x 24 ft. Huge lot. .Diane Hatfield** 613-762-0122

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690 Code Drive, Smiths Falls $299,500 MLS® 886441 Split level home on 13.6 acres on edge of town. Established gardens, well treed. 30x40 detached garage, 3 other outbuildings. This home is waiting for a new family - Call for appointment.

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Coldwell Banker Rideau Heartland Realty Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Smith, Sales Representative to our brokerage. Tracy has lived in Lanark County for most of her life. She attended school at P.D.C.I., and raised her family here. She has owned and operated a successful business in this area for several years. Tracy has always had an interest in Real Estate and when the opportunity arose she took it to extend her interest into a business. She recently earned her license to practice Real Estate. She looks forward to serving all her friends, family, acquaintances and people she has yet to meet in all their Real Estate needs. Tracy can be reached at 613-283-7788 ext. 36, or by email or text her at 613-390-0654.

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144 RIDEAU FERRY RD, LOMBARDY HOUSE COMMERCIAL/RETAIL WORKSHOP Great opportunity, fantas c loca on, 3/4 bed chalet style home, expansive open plan kitchen/dining, pa o doors to large wrap around deck, gorgeous views of your private 10 acres. Family rm, living rm, 1.5 baths. 40x60 heated insulated workshop is ideal for any business separate office/retail space. Plenty of parking. Want to run your own business? This is the site for you! $234,900. Call Rebecca Wissler: 613-246 9481

119 ROSE MAC DRIVE RIDEAU FERRY 4bd, 3 bth home. Master w/ensuite & sauna, 2nd bed w/ensuite & balcony, hot tub, pool, bunkie, large lot. $599,900.

213 BAY RD, LOMBARDY Spectacular log home near Rideau Ferry beach/ boat launch! 1 acre park-like se ng/stunning 20x40 heated salt water in-ground pool flanked in flagstone! $449,000.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16TH 1:00 – 2:30 PM 22 BAY ROAD, LOMBARDY 3 bed bungalow on beau ful lg lot, hot tub rm w/pa o doors to deck. Games rm w/bar. Close to golf courses. $239,900. Host: Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000

PERTH Tastefully renovated 3 bed, 2 bath with main floor laundry, family home in an ideal loca on. Detached garage, nice yard. Move in ready! $215,000.

CARDINAL Great starter or re rement 2 bed 1 bath bungalow on private dbl lot. Close to St Lawrence River. $152,900.

NEAR WESTPORT 7 bed bungalow with panoramic views of Black Creek, set on 191 acres, w/ horse stable & paddock. $558,700.

HARPER RD AT HWY 7 Residen al property – 3bed, open concept with new HRV. Det garage. $230,000. PLUS Commercial property – 1300 sq. . with new furnace. $30,000.

CHALOA ACRES SOUTH Lovely split level in sought a er subdivision 2 min to Perth! 2 fully finished levels. New shingles 2010, windows 2012, baths updated/ laminate upstairs 2013&more! $267,500.


SILVER LAKE Let this solar business help pay your mortgage – 17 year OPA contract. Business, Home and Equestrian Paradise with views of Silver Lake. $499,900.


112 MILL ST, LANARK Charming 3 bd home with formal living-dining rm. 2 level covered verandas. H/W flrs, modern lrg kitchen w/appliances. 15 mins to Perth. $189,900. Call Randy Cavanagh 613-464-1000 or Paul Gordon 613-390-2281

PERTH CONDO 2 Bed Condo in secure mature building. Close to shopping and recrea on. Located on dead-end street in Heritage Perth. $212,000.



COUNTRY CHARMER Close to Perth/Smiths Falls near Rideau Ferry! Just 7 yrs old, lovely 2-sty colonial, move-in ready! Economical radiant-flr hea ng & storage galore! 30x38 garage! $319,900.

322 BATHURST LINE E Custom built 3 bd 3 bth bungalow with finished L/L w/walkout to stone pa o. Cherry cabinet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, f/p, mn flr laundry, French doors to lrg cedar deck. Pond, 2 garages, 27’ on-ground ‘Eternity’ pool. $499,900.

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NEAR INNISVILLE Tidy 2 bedroom home on Mississippi Lake with detached garage & wheelchair access. Approx. 40 mins to O awa. $239,000.

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Believe it or not, this isn’t the worst winter we’ve ever had Lifestyle – I am tired of hearing it, so this week I will answer a query I’ve encountered regularly for several weeks. The question, “Is this the worst winter we have ever had?” The answer is simple. No it isn’t. Not by a long shot. At least not in our region! There are many folks living on the east coast of this continent and millions more in the usually temperate southern heartland of the United States who would give me an argument though. Then again if you are hoping to be part of a record this winter, take heart. There is still five weeks or so until the “official” arrival of spring – the March Equinox – on the 20th of next month. Loads of time yet to set snowfall and/ or low temperature records! I’m not saying this hasn’t been a bad winter. Every winter is annoying in my opinion. The older I get, the less I like the cold weather months which

seem to drag on interminably. My opinion is obviously shared by many others. A couple of weeks ago I was filling up with gas on one of the coldest, windiest days we have experienced this winter. I can’t wear gloves to pump gas. It’s too awkward. So I was rapidly switching the nozzle from one hand to the other and jamming the loose fist in a pocket in an effort to avoid frostbite. I was absolutely freezing and I silently cursed the speed of the gas pump. The numbers seemed to be turning over really slowly. No service stations or gas pump attendants any more – at least not where we live. The task finished and with both hands thrust deep in my pockets I headed for the kiosk to pay for the petrol. As I approached the door swung open and a rather dignified older woman emerged into the icy wind. Sensing my agony she looked me squarely in the

2007-2008, that the Ottawa region received more than 430 centimetres (cms) of snow. That’s just over 14 feet of the white stuff if you still prefer the old Imperial system of measurement. I had to shovel the roof of our house twice. The snow accumulated so heavily in one low area that we were conBY JEFF MAGUIRE cerned about potential damage. We weren’t alone. I saw a lot of roof shovface and said, “Why does anyone live eling that snowy season. in this @#*&%#^ country?” I don’t believe I have ever heard La Niña Everything has a label now. And such a mature and well turned out lady 2007-2008 was a so-called “La Niña” use that word before. I couldn’t do anything but agree winter. A La Niña season occurs when with her, of course! I’m sure it is her the large pool of water in the Pacific, reaction to the snowy, frigid winter of near the equator, is cooler than usual. 2013-2014 which has so many others Even subtle changes in temperature asking the question I addressed at the have a major impact on the air above the vast ocean. In turn that moisturebeginning of this column. On the other hand it is surprising laden air becomes part of the jet stream which influences weather around the how short people’s memories are. It was just seven winters ago, in world. In 2007-2008 western Canada felt the full impact of La Niña. In British Columbia additional snow translated into a very good ski season. In fact snowfall levels along the entire BC coast were higher than normal. Eastern Canada and particularly southern Ontario experienced the this week in heaviest snowfall amounts that season. Ottawa, Montreal and the Greater Toronto Area were all dumped on with eastern Ontario approaching the alltime record for snow. But in the end that relatively recent winter didn’t quite reach the mark set in 1970-71 when Ottawa received 444 cms. That’s just over 14 feet, six inches on the old marker. I will never forget that long ago winter. As I recall the heaviest snow didn’t arrive until early in the New Year. At that stage it became relentless. I was attending Journalism School at Algonquin College in Ottawa. Our building on the college campus was Currently in Ontario, anyone can call themselves a home inspector. This could pose a buried in snow – literally. So much fell in such a short timeframe that crews problem for Ontarians who might base their decision to buy or sell a home on information had nowhere to put the stuff. The onethey receive from an unregulated, unlicensed home inspector. storey structure soon resembled an igloo. Only the doorways were cleared. “Home inspectors play an important role in the home buying and selling process,” says The windows were totally buried and Paul Martin, President of the Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board. “Professionals with this you couldn’t see outside. It was eerie somehow! much influence should be licensed and have proper training to ensure consumers receive a I commuted back and forth from consistent and standardized service.” Stittsville with my friend John Shouldice who also went to Algonquin. We The Ontario Real Estate Association is working with the Ministry of Consumer Services had some interesting drives that winter. The road conditions were abominto improve consumer protection in the real estate marketplace by encouraging efforts to able. regulate the home inspection industry. 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The idea behind the report with 35 recommendations for the home inspection industry. grant was that we would help promote the Mount Madawaska ski resort which “One of our main recommendations is to establish parameters for licensing the industry,” had just opened near Barry’s Bay. says Paul. “Regulating the industry will help ensure homebuyers and sellers receive reliable, What a perfect winter for a ski reinformative and professional advice when making one of the largest decisions of their lives.” sort to begin operating! The snow just kept piling up and the base was pheUnlike home inspectors, Ontario REALTORS® are regulated under the Real Estate and nomenal. In our off hours we skied free of charge because of our relationBusiness Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). REBBA is administered by the Real Estate Council of ship with the operators. Ontario. Sadly, one of my classmates had a very short visit to Barry’s Bay. 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her out to meet the school bus and then meet John for the drive to Algonquin’s Woodroffe Avenue campus. At one point during that recordsetting winter our lane was completely blocked by snow. My father Howard, who was the fire chief of Goulbourn Township (including Stittsville and Richmond), had to park his fire department vehicle at the end of the lane, along with our family car. At that point my Dad was using a tractor with a large bucket to clear the snow. The unrelenting series of storms overwhelmed his ability to keep the driveway open. He simply ran out of time. So, for a few days, we had to walk a quarter mile through and over huge snow drifts. No snow days There were no “snow days” at that time. The term wasn’t even in our vocabulary. With some very rare exceptions classes went ahead every day and, somehow, we always made it to school. Now if there is a hint of freezing rain in the forecast the school buses don’t run. In the 1960s and ‘70s the buses ran in any weather. On several days that winter Susan and I would be standing in whiteout conditions, waiting for her bus. Right on time the big, yellow machine would suddenly appear out of the swirling snow. I would make sure Sue was safely on board. She was dressed head-to-toe in a snowsuit. Like a typical teenager, I would then stand there shivering (in light apparel) until John came to fetch me. Some things never change! I see teens on the way to school in our subdivision, this winter, wearing light pullovers and running shoes in -30C (with the wind chill) conditions. As relentless as the conditions have been this winter – lots of snow and some extremely cold, windy days – we haven’t set many records. I heard a radio announcer say last week that this is the coldest winter in Ottawa in 10 years. I’m not sure who his source was? Ottawa, by the way, is the second coldest capital city in the world according to David Phillips, Environment Canada’s chief climatologist. So, what capital city beats Ottawa in that department? No, it isn’t Moscow in Russia. According to Phillips it is Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in Central Asia. Canada, however, does have the distinction of being the coldest country in the world. If you average the year round temperatures in this country, it boils (wrong word probably) down to a chilly -5.6 C. Every province has a record low temperature of course. The lowest ever recorded in Ontario was at Iroquois Falls (northeast of Timmins). On Jan. 23, 1935 the mercury plunged to a bone chilling -58.3C. That is not the Canadian record though. The distinction belongs to tiny Snag in the Yukon Territory. On Feb. 3, 1947 the temperature in the hamlet fell to -62.8C. It still stands as the lowest temperature ever recorded in North America. Those record lows don’t include wind chill by the way. “But hey, we’re Canadian, we can take it!” I’d rather leave it to be honest. If you have a comment or question for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by email at: jeffrey.maguire@rogers. com.


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Smiths Falls Horticultural Society 2014 inaugural meeting Feb. 18 By CHARLES McLENAGHAN

Lifestyle – The Smiths Falls Horticultural Society welcomes you back to our 2014 inaugural meeting to be held at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95. The meeting is at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday February 18. The February meeting is free so come out and get acquainted with fellow local gardeners and join in on a night of entertainment with plenty of door prizes and delicious refreshments. Our guest speaker is Emilie Henkelman. She will discuss propagation of African violets, caring and growing in a simple way. Emilie has been a member of the Nepean Horticultural Society for more than 20 years and a member of the Ottawa African Violet Society for five years. She won her first trophy in 2006. She grows all of her plants on her kitchen counter, most of them from leaves of her own plants, no special lights are required so this will appeal to many of us who have perhaps had difficulty keeping our plants thriving. Our new executive is excited to get the new year underway. Meet your new executive: Hope Bell and Jeanne Dagley

are sharing the president’s duties, Marion Callaghan is treasurer and Debbie Howes is secretary. The directors are: Pauline Armstrong, chairing corporate membership/sponsors; Debbie Howes, member garden tours; Kathleen Lang. official flower shows; Christy Melvin, monthly newsletter; Charles McLenaghan, media and Garden of the Month; Bob Stanley, special events; Lorna Stewart, membership; and Anneke Wilson, social. Bob joins Jane Patterson and Debra Bellvue as new directors this year. Yvonne Kennedy has also returned. Hope Bell is once again preparing our yearbook as well as this year’s programming. Marcel and Jane Turpin are organizing the ‘photo contest. Our society continues to have a dedicated team to organize and operate a successful important addition to the community. We will be looking for the members to support our goals and help out in any way they can. There is a wide variety of speakers this year, something for everyone as they say. Membership remains unchanged at $10 individual and $15 for family living in the same household. This entitles

Smiths Falls Horticultural Society members to attend meetings, discounts at select local businesses, trips and other outings. We do not meet in July, August, December or January but do have a well-attended annual general meeting in November with a dinner at which trophies are awarded for the competitions we have along with a silent auction, a short presentation from a guest speaker and annual elections for our executive and directors. We have flower shows and encourage everyone to enter their specimens or design. Last year, Anneke Wilson won the horticulture plaque for most points and Lorna Stewart for design. Our monthly photo contest resumes with the topic Vistas in White and in March, Winter’s End. This is a People’s Choice contest and we ask members to submit their photos to Jane and Marcel. They will prepare them for display and members vote for their favourite. Points

are awarded each month and the member with the most points at the end of the year is awarded a plaque with their name engraved. Last year, this was won by Anneke Wilson. This is a fun part of our meetings in which all can participate and share your photos. One of our first requests of members is to assist with the refreshments for the meetings. We usually get three members to bring a snack of fruit, baking or whatever they like. This sharing of the work-

load is an easy way to contribute. There is a sign-up sheet available at the table or you can speak to Anneke. Please contact our president, Jeanne, at 613-283-9451 or Hope at 613-2751018 for any information you require about your own local horticultural society. Also visit our web site at: Charles McLenaghan is a member of the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society.

Historical society heritage dinner Feb. 21 Community – Mark your calendars! The North Lanark Historical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Dinner and Silent Auction Friday, Feb. 21. The event will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Almonte (100 Bridge Street) and kicks off with a cash bar at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Shelley McPhail will talk about “A Passion for Agriculture” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at Baker Bob’s (73 Little Bridge Street

in Almonte), from Doreen Wilson (613256-2866) or Jennifer Armstrong (613253-8638). There will also be a silent auction during the evening, which will feature gift cards, local photographs, dishes and much more. Are you a generous individual/business? Please consider donating a special treasure from your home, a voucher for your business or something wonderful for our silent auction. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Submitted by the North Lanark Historical Society.

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Report reveals success of heart and stroke research, but more needs to be done Lifestyle – According to the new Heart and Stroke Foundation 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians, there are more Canadians surviving a heart attack or stroke than ever before. But, the report also showed that a major scare, like a heart attack or stroke, doesn’t always lead to survivors being able to make and maintain potentially life-saving behaviour changes. Over the last 60 years the death rate has declined more than 75 per cent with nearly 40 per cent of this decrease occurring in the last decade. This means that now, more than 90 per cent of Canadians who have a heart attack and more than 80 per cent who have a stroke and make it to the hospital will survive. Last year alone, there were 165,000 survivors of heart disease or stroke. While this is great news, and certainly cause for celebration, much work remains to be done. As part of the report, the foundation conducted a poll of 2,000 heart attack and stroke survivors (and loved ones who were able to answer on their behalf), to learn about their health behaviours before and after a heart attack or stroke. The poll revealed that when it comes to physical activity, managing stress and maintaining a healthy weight, survivors are struggling to make and maintain these important healthy changes. Of those who needed to make these changes, more than 50 per cent couldn’t maintain the change or didn’t try at all. And this is despite the fact that six in 10 survivors equate surviving with being given a second chance and no longer taking their health for granted. “We cannot control all the factors that put us at risk for cardiovascular disease, but there are healthy changes people can make to largely prevent them from having a heart attack or stroke in the first place, including eating a healthy diet, being physically active, being smoke-free, managing stress and limiting alcohol consumption,” says Dr. Beth Abramson, Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and author of Heart Health for Canadians. “And for people living with cardiovascular disease, these healthy behaviours are especially important and could prevent them from landing back in the hospital. But we need more research, more education, and an environment that supports these healthy behaviours.”

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tion teacher Mike Millotte, RBC branch manager Dave Lawrence and Smiths Falls Police officer, David MurFamily matters The poll also revealed the vital role phy pose with a cheque for St. Luke Catholic High School as they were successful with a grant application that family and friends play in a survi- for their hockey program. The grant is in the amount of $12,500. vor’s recovery. More than eight in 10 survivors feel that their family support had a positive impact on them achieving a healthy lifestyle. Nadia Bender, a 46-year-old fitness instructor and heart attack survivor knows the importance of family in the recovery process. “I relied on my family for so much during my recovery – from daily chores, to helping out with my three kids – I simply didn’t have the energy and stamina for it all. Their support also helped with my mental health and kept my stress levels in check, two important components of recovery.” Ensuring Canadians who experience a cardiac event or stroke survive is paramount, but this is only the first step in what can be a long journey back home, and back to a better state of health. Family support can make a difference as can cardiac and stroke rehabilitation.

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The role of rehabilitation Rehabilitation plays a critical role in improving outcomes for heart attack and stroke survivors. It is well established that cardiac rehabilitation lowers mortality by as much as 25 per cent and improves the health of those who participate by helping them make healthy changes and stick to them. Rehabilitation programs provide support directly linked to behaviour change related to controllable risk factors. “We know rehabilitation works. The number one benefit of rehabilitation is that it keeps survivors surviving. It also makes people feel better, improves their quality of life, and reduces hospital readmissions as well as costs to the healthcare system,” says Dr. Neville Suskin, medical director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Ontario. However, not all survivors who could benefit from rehab are able to access a program. Evidence shows that only about one-third of cardiac survivors who are eligible for rehabilitation are referred to a program, and only 19 per cent of all stroke patients are discharged from acute care to a rehabilitation facility.

Survivors face barriers to change The poll illustrates how survivors face many barriers in making and maintaining changes, the biggest of which is related to motivation, which is defined as a lack of interest, a feeling that the goals are unrealistic and that there is too much change required all at once. Lack of motivation can indicate anxiety, depression and a perceived lack of control over the illness. Heart disease and stroke can affect anyone. Even an athlete, like Olympic figure skater Isabelle Brasseur, has been personally affected and has lessons to share. “I know firsthand the importance of maintaining heart healthy behaviours. I have a congenital heart condition which has caused my heart to stop, so I have had to take steps to control my health as best I could. I lost my father and my father-in-law to heart disease, and my mother has suffered two strokes, so I understand the pain that is associated with heart disease and stroke. My best advice is to identify early on everything you can do to reduce your risk and follow the advice of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which is working hard to keep Canadi- Heart healthy tips for all Canadians Not all the factors that put Canadians healthy.”

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Almonte & District Horticultural Society meeting on Monday, Feb. 24 at the Cornerstone Church, 7:30 pm. Speaker is Amanda Sears on Community Gardens. 613 256-5594. ALMONTE JUNIOR Civitan Annual Spaghetti Supper Thurs., Feb. 27, 5 - 7pm at the Almonte Civitan Hall. Euchre- 4 hand, Feb. 20, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St. Light lunch. 613-256-4179. Felt Workshop at the MVTM, 3 Rosamond St E., join Maggie Glossop, Sunday, February 23, workshop from 9-4 in the museum’s multipurpose room, bring bag lunch and a towel/two. To register: 613-256-3754 ext 6. Deadline is Feb 14. Four Hand Euchre on Thursday, February 20th, 1 pm at the Upper Hall of the Almonte Legion. Prizes and refreshments. Sponsored by District 7A Senior Games Association. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, Feb. 15, Doug & Pam Champagne, 3-7 p.m. Legion Branch 240, Saturday, Feb. 22, Smokey Rose, 3-7 p.m. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Golden Oldies Lunch, Feb. 27. Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation and Entertainment. Call Seniors Services to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Music & Memories lunch program, Tuesday, Feb. 18. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry at 613-257-3296. Mills Seniors Services, Almonte, Social Supper, Tues. Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at the Almonte Legion. Transportation and entertainment provided. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to reserve. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Naismith School, 9-2:30. Info: 613283-0095. Ontario Early Years, Toddler Music, February 27, 1-2 p.m. at Naismith School. Pre-registration necessary. 613-283-0095 ext 300. Valentines Dance (Legion fundraiser) Fri., Feb. 14, 6:30 refreshments, 7 meal. Dancing 8-12 to GT & The Earthtones. Tickets: 613-256-2142. WORLD DAY of Prayer Service at the Almonte Baptist Church, 207 Reserve St., Almonte, Fri., Mar. 7, 1pm. All welcome. Info: 613-257-3991

day, 1-3 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-2572779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Mississippi Mudds Youth Theatre present Willy Wonka Junior at the Carleton Place Town Hall, 175 Bridge St, February 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and February 22, 23 and March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets 613-257-1976. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Arena, 10-11:30. Info: 613-283-0095. Ontario Early Years Centre, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen: Wednesday, Feb 19, 26, March 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Arklan Public School. Pre-registration necessary. 613-283-0095 ext 300. Parents and Children’s Group every Monday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 30 Bennett Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 107 (or ext 100). Pre-diabetes information session, February 18, sponsor: Rideau Valley Diabetes Services, 1:30-4. Doctor’s referral not required. Info: 613284-2558. Single Parenting Support Group, Saturday, February 16, 1-4 p.m., 30 Bennett St. Playgroup with snacks for the children. Must call to register 613-259-2182 or 1-866-762-0496. Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by the Carleton Place High school Band. Thursday, February 27, 5-7 p.m. In cafetorium of Carleton Place High School. Info/tickets: 613-257-5991. St James Anglican Church Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Sunday, February 16, 6 p.m. sitting. 225 Edmund St. Take-out available. Tickets: Church office or Graham Shoes 139 Bridge St. Table Top Bowling Tournament, in support of Big Brothers & Sisters of Lanark County, February 21, 2:00. Call Mary for more details 613-253-7360. Urban Forest Advisory Committee meeting. 7:30 p.m. Council Chambers Town Hall. Feb. 20. Walk the Halls Fundraiser, February 17, for the H&S Foundation. Call Mary for more details 613-253-7360.

KEMPTVILLE Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Feb. 17, Wed. Feb. 19, Friday, Feb. 21, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Mon. Feb. 10, Wed. Feb. 12, Friday, Feb. 14, 9:00 a.m. Meet at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Contact Eva Francoeur 258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference, Wednesday, February 19, 9-3:30 (Doors open for registration at 8:30). W.B. George Centre, Kemptville Campus, University of Guelph. Theme: Evolving Issues & Insights for Woodlot Owners. Register: 613-258-8241. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills. ROAST BEEF Dinner by the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Lodges, Odd Fellow Hall, 119 Clothier St. E., Kemptville. Feb. 23, 4:30 - 6:30pm Info: 613-258-2258 THE BRANCH Artisans Guild meet at North Grenville Community Church (downstairs) 2659 Concession St. Tue., Feb 18, 7pm. New members welcome Info: Sharon 613-258-4382 Toddler Program, Arts- Ontario Early Years, Join us on Valentine’s Day, 31 Clothier St (Sanders St entrance) Friday, February 14, 10-11. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374. Valentines Day Turkey Dinner with musical entertainment, Leslie Hall, 6 p.m. February 14. Tickets: 613-258-2965.

A FEAST of Art: An exhibition and sale of paintings at The Waterfront Gastropub, 12 Bell St., Carleton Place Feb. 4 - Mar. 31, 11am - 10pm. Vernissage 3pm - 5pm Feb. 13. Info 613233-9927 or 613-257-5755. Adult Bereavement Group, Wednesday, February 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m Waterside Retirement Residence, 105 McNeely Rd., Carleton Place. Contact Rebecca Bowie 613-267-6400. Bible Study Group topic “Jesus and the Outcasts” Saturday, February 16, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 117 Victoria Street. Bibles/Study Guides provided. Active discussions. Prayer requests welcomed. Carleton Place & District Breast Cancer Support Group, Feb. 20th, 2 PM. St. James Parish Hall, Edmund St., Carleton Place. Info: 613-253-0450 (Anne) Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society second annual Heritage Day Dinner. February 20. Celebrating the 190th Anniversary of the famed Ballygiblin Riots. Tickets: the Museum, Ballygiblins and CP Chamber of Commerce. Carleton Place Orange Lodge meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 195 Industrial Ave at 8 p.m. Info: Kevin 613-253-5547. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613-253-0733. FEBRUARY FEAST featuring pork tenderloin and home-made pies. Feb. 22, Zion-MemoriLANARK al United Church, 4 - 7pm. 613-257-8547 FREE MOVIE Night - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring DonCanadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health ny Osmond. Mon., Feb. 24, 7pm, Zion-Memorial Care Clinic, 10-3, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lanark United Church, 37 Franklin St Carleton Place. County Community Health Centre. AppointGood Food for a Healthy Baby, every Thurs-

ment: 613-259-2182. Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Indoor garage sale and bake sale, St Andrew’s United Church. Saturday, February 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch available. Table rental contact Gladys 613-259-5391. Lanark Legion #395 is having their monthly Music Jamboree. All musicians welcome. February 15, music 2-5 p.m. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Maple Grove School, 9:30-11:30. Info: 613-283-0095.

MERRICKVILLE FEB. 25, Merrickville and District Historical Society presents ‘The Best Laid Plans of the Royal Engineers: Proposed and Lost Fortifications of Kingston, 1788-1902’. Speaker Bob Garcia, Historian, Parks Canada. Ste Marguerite Bourgeoys School, 7:30pm. Refreshments, all welcome Lego Club, Saturday, Feb. 15, drop-in 10-12. Merrickville Library. Ages 4-12. Music by Harry Adrain February 14, 7-11 p.m. Pork supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion. Music by W.R.D., February 21, 7-11 p.m. Chicken supper at 6 p.m. Merrickville Legion. StoryTime for ages 6 & under, Fridays 10 a.m. Theme: February 14 - Valentine’s Day. Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326 for info. TAX TIPS for Seniors Seminar, Sat. Feb. 15, 10:30am. Merrickville Library. Register at 613-269-3326 The Red Dress & Tie Valentine’s Dance, Canadian Diabetes Association/Team Diabetes Fundraiser. Friday, February 14, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Baldachin Inn Ballroom. Featuring Abandon Eden. Tickets: 613-284-9836. WELLNESS TALK: Breaking Unhealthy Habits with Dr. Weststrate. Tue. Feb. 18, 12pm Merrickville Library. Call 613-269-3326

PAKENHAM Musical Evening, Clarence Bowes and Friends. Thursday, February 13, 7:30 p.m. Country View Lodge, 4676 Dark’s Side Road. 613-624-5714. Pakenham Horticultural Club, Wednesday, February 19 at 7:30 at St Andrews United Church. Topic: Why Bees Are Disappearing. Info: Sherryl 613-624-5307.

PERTH BEAVER SCOUTS of 4th Perth Colony invite boys and girls ages 5 to 7 with their parents to join them Mon. Feb. 24, 6:30 to 7:30 at St. James Anglican Church, Perth. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27, at Perth Civitan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Community Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West. Everyone welcome. Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin House, open to all adults, info: (613)267-5531. FILM NIGHT International Perth - German film - Hannah Arendt Wed., Feb 19, 2pm and 7pm at the Full Circle Theatre, Craig St. Info: 613-267-1224 Fun Day Curling, Perth Curling Club, Sunday, February 23, Sign-up sheet is in the Legion Members’ Lounge. Info: Gary Fournier 613-2675927. Jewel’s Gently Used Clothing Store, 48 Wilson St West (Metro Plaza), in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bake sale, Bowl for Kids Fundraiser, Thursday, February 13, 9:30-4:30. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, February 25, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: 613-264-2767, www.lccameraclub .com OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Perth Library, 10-11:30. Info: 613-283THE EMC - 23 - Thursday, February 13, 2014

0095. Ontario Early Years, Bounce Back and Thrive, 10 session workshop. Wednesdays, starting Feb 26, 10-noon at St James Anglican Church. Pre-registration necessary. 613-283-0095 ext 300. Parents and Children’s Group, every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St James Church (Beckwith and Harvey). Info: 613-257-2779 ext 110 (or ext 100). Perth Historical Society, February 20, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St East, 7:30 p.m. 1838 attacks on Upper Canada by Canadian rebels and American Sympathizers in the undeclared Patriot War. Info: 613-264-0094. Perth Old Tyme Fiddler’s Dance, Classic Country Music, Perth Legion Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. February 14. Info: (613)259-2569 or (613)283-8703. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. Feb. 26, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-267-1422. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday & Sunday, February 22 & 23, Winter End-to End Snowshoeing or Skiing. Meet 8:30 a.m. Contact leader: Bill Murdoch, cell 613-767-4858 to confirm participation and starting location. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, February 15, Perth Wildlife Reserve by Moonlight. Meet, 6 p.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Margaret Lafrance, 613-264-0057, Rideau Trail Association, Sunday, February 23, Mill Pond Conservation Area. Level 2, moderate pace, 6 km. Meet 9:30 a.m. at Conlon Farm. Leader: Yvonne Kennedy, 613-267-9817, Riverview Seniors Potluck, Tuesday, February 14th, 12 PM. Meeting/social to follow. Perth Upon Tay, Br. # 244, Royal Canadian Legion. New members always welcome. Skate Church every Friday from 6:30-8:30 at St James Anglican Church Hall, 54 Beckwith St. Info: 613-267-1163. The Butterfly Fan Club - Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St., Perth. Monthly Meetings, 7 - 9pm 3rd Thursday. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474. Valentine’s Dinner- Legion. Feb. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. Advance tickets at Legion. Info. 613-2592257, 613-267-5640. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Valentine’s Ham Dinner, Royal Canadian Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St E. Sunday, February 16, Sponsor: Ladies’ Auxiliary. Info: Mae Craig 613-259-2257.

RURAL 4 Hand Euchre Friday, Ferbruary 21, 7:30 PM, Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. Blood Donor Clinic, St James Major Catholic Church, 14608 Hwy 38, Sharbot Lake, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 3-6 p.m. Community Potluck Dinner and Music Jam. Sat. Feb. 15, ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Dinner 5 p.m., Open Mike Music 7-10 p.m. 613-7278360. Euchre plus Ham & Bean Supper. Feb. 15, Maberly Community Hall. Cards 1:30 p.m., meal 4:30 p.m. Sponsor: Maberly Agricultural Society. 613-268-2507, 613-268-2730. Friday, February 14, 10-11 a.m. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Vegetable seeds, indoor seed-starting supplies, tips. Courtesy of Elgin Community Gardeners. Info: call Susan at 613-359-1159. Fun Family Day, Monday, February 17, Marlborough Community Recreation Center, known as Pierces Corners, 3048 Pierce Rd, North Gower. starting at 9:30. Info: Nancy 613-489-3136. Ham and Bean Supper. Boyd’s United Church, Ferguson Falls Rd. Feb. 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bake table. Takeout. 613-257-7929. Kitley Elders Potluck lunch. February 20, 12 noon. St Andrew’s United Church Hall, Toledo. All welcome. 613-284-0307. MEMORY LOSS - Are you a caregiver? Margaret from Alzheimer Society Leeds Grenville is available on the 1st Monday of every month. Guthrie House, Elgin, 1:30 - 3:30pm. 613-359-6000

Music in the Village. An evening of music, fellowship and refreshments. Ashton United Church. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Local vocal and instrumental talent. Tickets at door. NASCAR Party, February 23rd, noon. Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch # 542, Westport. No cover charge with door prizes, cards, dart board area will be set up. PORTLAND UNITED Church - Tues., Feb. 25, 12 - 1pm. Pancakes, sausages, fruit salad. All welcome. handicapped accessible. Rideau and District Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc., Valentine’s Day dance, Friday, February 14th, 7:30-11:30 PM. Alfred Taylor Community Centre, North Gower. Tickets at the door. Info 613-258-2258 Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast, February 22, 8-11 a.m. Snowmobile run, roast beef dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Valentine Dance & Silent Auction featuring Glenn Silverson Band. Saturday, February 15, 8 PM, Clayton Community Hall. Presented by St. George’s Anglican Church. Info & tickets613-256-9010. Valentines Dance, Saturday, February 15th, 8-12 PM, Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch # 542, Westport. Harry Adrain & Friends, light lunch. Tickets at door. Valentine’s Day Dance- Sat. Feb. 15. 8 p.m.12. Legion, Westport. Music: Harry Adrain. Valentine’s Tea, Thursday, February 13, 2-3 p.m. music and refreshments. Rideau Ferry Country Home, 1333 Rideau Ferry Rd. Family and friends welcome. Info: 613-267-6213 ask for Cindy.

SMITHS FALLS All welcome. Family night and worship, Saturday, February 15 at 5 p.m. for more info call Bethel Pentecostal Church 613-283-2511. Annual Valentine’s Day Supper- Feb. 14, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Social time 4:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. Tickets: 613-2836987, 613-283-2318, 613-283-7527. At Bethel Pentecostal Church. Ladies Night, Thursday, February 27 at 5 p.m. Meal and Fellowship and Movie “Grace Card”. Info call Bethel Pentecostal Church 613-283-2511. Chili Lunch- Trinity United Church, 41 Market St. Feb. 16, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tickets at door or can be purchased at the Church Feb. 9. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, February 18, Legion, starting at 1 p.m. Partnership Janet Sparks 613-283-1957. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 18, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at the CHC, 2 Gould Street. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 104 (or ext 100). Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. OEYC Playgroup, Friday, February 14, 21 and 28, OEYC, 9-11. Info: 613-283-0095. OEYC Playgroup, Thursday, February 13, 20 and 27, Trinity United Church, 9-noon. Info: 613-283-0095. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the first Baptist Church (73 Beckwith St N) Info: 613-283-9307 (or 613257-2779 ext 100). SMITHS FALLS Horticultural Society meeting Feb. 18, 7:15pm at Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion Br. 95. Topic: African Violets grown the easy way by Emilie Henkelman St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner- Sunday, February 16th- doors open at 3:45 pm. All welcome. THE HISTORICAL Society presents “What’s It?” Feb. 27, 7pm at Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Sly’s Rd. Smiths Falls. Info: 613-2836311 Vine Rhymes at Coffee Culture, Saturday, February 15, 7-9 p.m. Food bank items accepted. Info: Helen 613-284-2243.


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details of the accumulated surplus as well as a description of key variances. The report also highlighted the non-financial indicators including summary of enrolment and summary of staffing. Board approves CDSBEO partnership with Free the Children Free the Children is an international charity and youth movement founded in 1995 by Canadian human rights advocate Craig Kielburger. The organization has many areas of focus including the promotion of sustainable development in the countries of Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, India and rural China. In addition, the charity runs educational programs and campaigns in developed countries, with the aim of empowering youth to

become socially engaged. Since 2007, the organization has hosted We Day, an annual youth empowerment event which motivates youth to take action on local and global issues. Jim Roberts, principal of religious and family life education, presented an overview of the proposed partnership between Free the Children and the CDSBEO to the board, giving details of the organization’s We Act program, as well as information on the upcoming We Day event. The We Act program provides practical tools for students to be

inspired into action. Launched by the energy and message of We Day, the We Act program puts students at the forefront of active global citizenship by educating them on social issues, developing leadership skills, and engaging them in world-changing action. Once part of the program, students commit to one local and one global action for the school year. The school will submit two reports to Free the Children: an action plan for the year, and an Action and Impacts report detailing what change they have helped to create. Resources such as ac-

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News – The following are highlights from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) meeting held Feb. 4 at the board office in Kemptville. The board has worked closely with our community partners to develop a collaborative response for children and youth in crisis. A joint protocol on Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Risk Review (SPIRR), will assist school boards and community partners to take active steps to support students who pose a risk of suicide, and to ensure the safety and well being of all of our children and youth. Previously, the CDSBEO has developed a Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) protocol, which has been extremely beneficial in responding to, and eliminating threats of violence in board schools. The new SPIRR protocol will assist in providing a coordinated response to identify, intervene, and support children and youth at risk of suicide. Trudy Rook, behaviour crisis consultant, and Michelle Neville, mental health lead, with the CDSBEO, presented the details of the new draft protocol to the board. Developed in collaboration with community partners, the protocol helps to ensure a community effort and response when a student is in crisis. Rook explained, “This protocol helps to define how we can communicate and share relevant information. Communication is a key piece of the protocol, and one which helps to ensure adequate supports to those in crisis, as well as sufficient follow-up, and aftercare.” Three stages of activation and a continuum of supports and interventions are identified in the document, along with an overview of risk alerts and identifiers which may be characteristic of those presenting with suicidal behaviours and ideation. In addition, the protocol outlines the components of prevention, including education, awareness and capacity building, and post-vention plans. Specialized training programs, such as SafeTALK and Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST), are being provided to board and school staff, including social service workers,

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Orchestra, who played a few carols and have been meeting weekly to learn the repertoire of the Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra and will step up to it when they feel comfortable. One could see from their fluctuating facial pronouncements throughout that they were vigorously enjoying the adventure. I won’t say there wasn’t the odd bad note but they really were few and far between and the desire carried it through. Next came the Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra, led by the founder of all these groups, the one and only Carolyn Stewart, who’s been teaching and playing in the area for what seems forever. I remember being enamoured by her playing way back when Tinkers was a music locale in Perth (now the Golden Arrow), more than 30 years ago. This group prides itself in carrying on the local tradition of Celtic music primarily but also provided tunes with Mexican, Newfoundland, traditional and even historical when they played songs from 1600 AD that were the original catalyst for Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven. Via fiddles, guitars, whistles and pipes, mandolin and banjo and sung lyrics they captivated the audience with variety and skill. Dave Tilson sang lead for the Logging Camp Christmas/Hope Waltz tune, backed by the rest in chorus. They also presented admirably one of the incredible Django Reinhardt’s tunes. It’s obvious there is a real camaraderie and joy in what they are presenting. The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra then took over under the baton of Cindy McCall who has taken over for the past four years this group from Carolyn. Their traditional and contemporary mix of tunes had most toes tapping. They had a similar orchestration of instruments but were aided by some bells, a bodhran drum or two as well as a couple of hand drums. Dave Tilson stepped up to play piano at the last minute when their regular player was ill and no show would be complete without lovely Lois sharing her step-dancing miniature clogger

and her own step dancing. Overall, what a great way to be reminded of our past and local folks dedication to its continuance through music. I regularly give thanks I live in a town where live music is available several nights a week. Perth has several restaurant/pubs that offer live music, regularly and usually without cover charge. Check out O’Reilly’s Ale House – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and many weekends; Golden Arrow Pub – Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; Around the Corner Restaurant – Thursdays, Fridays and some weekends; Fiddlehead’s – jazz every other Sunday. For the young crowd there is the Shark & Bull Pool Hall that’s been hosting music on and off so check with them as well. Now get out there and support these establishments who offer great talent from near and far. For the price of a coffee or two or a more spirited beverage, arrange to meet some friends to check what’s out there. A tasty menu is available at each as well. It’s a new year. Try something different. Loss of community members On a sadder note, Perth has lost one of its best behind the scenes supporters. The late Judy Kelford, owner of the Perth Restaurant, was always there to support Stewart Park Festival, After Hours and Music On McLean House Concerts, offering her space for others benefit. There is so much this darling lass did behind the scenes you never heard about to make life better for others. Our condolences go out to Bill Kelford, family, staff and friends. Also lost recently was one of Perth’s all around “good guys”. Deacon David Cavalier left us far too soon with fond memories of his many musical projects, his unique architectural realizations, his soccer coaching, his “Paul McCartney” smile and his dedication to his church. I still smile at remembrances of dancing to Sox, the R&B band he sang lead for at Tinkers and the Stanleyville Hall, many times in our early years here. He was in several Perth Community Choir shows and sang tenor for seven years as part of Latest Rumour, an a cappella quartet with Carolyn Sutherland, Joel LeBlanc and Nicola Oddy. Our thoughts are with Elaine, family and friends. Support live music everywhere.




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tar, come on down because you’ll be impressed. If you like jazz, keep the first Saturday of each month open as pianist Peter Brown and various guests play at the Golden Arrow Pub. Last week saw him joined by Don Paterson on flugelhorn, trumpet and Glenn Robb on drums. It’s always an enjoyable adventure. Also, check out Fiddlehead’s every other Sunday when pianist Clay Young also hosts a variety guest artists as he’s been doing for years. Great fiddlers I was thrilled to attend the 14th annual Little Christmas Concert held at the Maberly Hall. Hosted by the Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra and the Celtic Heritage Fiddle Orchestra, this multi-generational event continues to pay homage to the musical heritage of our area. As our world becomes larger and more varied through technology, we forget, just two generations ago, many spent most of their lives on family farms, scratching out a living, attending the local churches and dances for entertainment. Fiddles and guitars were the instruments of the day as well as pipes, banjo and piano. Music was brought from the ‘old country’ and was passed down through the generations. As I stepped over the threshold of the old Maberly Hall, I wondered to myself how many thousands had done so before, over the years. This concert was traditionally held before Christmas for many years but one year bad weather forced postponement until after Christmas and since then, it’s stayed, suitably so. Many stated it’s a joyful, positive, celebratory event they look forward to after all the previous week’s craziness. I’ve always been envious of fiddlers. When you think about how much co-ordination it takes to accurately pull and draw a horse-hair bow with just the precise angle, all the while getting the fingering for each note correct, doing all of that to get a sweet note, well that’s pretty amazing. Stringing sweet notes as quick and melodiously as they do, stirs my homage to those who make the time to be so skilful. Even more intriguing is the number of folks who are moving on in years and have taken up the fiddle recently. There was a whole multigenerational group who started the concert, called the Blue Skies Prep




Lifestyle – Here’s a new year’s suggestion for you. Turn off “the box” more often and get out to support all the wonderful music that comes through our area. Oh, I know it’s easy to plunk yourself down in front of the “boob tube” but really, if you’re surfing the channels to find something of some intelligence worth taking up your well-deserved free time and, like me, find little to satisfy, maybe its time to step outside and find something more exhilarating. We live with many musicians around us spending many hours practicing, creating, developing, each in their own way, offering delightful insights and stories, through song to help take us away from our usual existences. Surely, we can get out of our comfort zones and be more supportive. Try something different. There really is more than golden oldies. I’ve met many people recently who are trying to make a point to go listen live every week or at a minimum, at least monthly. Here’s just this past week: New Year’s saw us stroll downtown to join in the musical fun at O’Reilly’s Ale House where Dave Balfour hosted a nostalgic evening with Mike Cooper wailing on guitar, Steve Hannah on keys, Tom Haskins on bass, Jamey Cameron on guitar/vocals and Ray Newton, visiting home from Montreal, sitting in on the skins. Lots of golden oldies and many B sides worth listening to again. Balfour hosts an open jam every Wednesday in the same location with most of the same players and whoever happen to stop by. Saturday saw us attend Brock Zeman’s 10th CD release party where he played all the tunes on his new disc entitled, Rotten Tooth. Aided by his sidekick Blair Michael Hogan on guitar and tasty drummer Dylan Roberts, this trio ably made the transition out of Zeman’s more rootsy tones and into a more rock fuelled genre, but I hate trying to pigeon-hole music because there were moments where jazz would be more appropriate as a style. Hell, there’s some tasty cello in a couple of the mixes. There are some well-written lyrics supported by clever musicianship. They just keep getting better! And you can hear Zeman and Hogan most Tuesday nights at O’Reilly’s. If you’re into crafty lyrics and stunning gui-



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Community input needed for food charter by Feb. 28 Community – foodcoreLGL has created a draft food charter and are seeking input from community members until Feb. 28. A food charter is a guiding document, shaped by community members, that outlines a vision for the future of the food system in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. The food system includes everything from growing food, to processing, storing, transporting, selling, buying, and eating food. From growers to eaters – we all fit into the food system. A food charter can promote a system from farm to plate that provides access to local, affordable and nutritious food for everyone. foodcoreLGL is a team of individuals, community organizations, farmers, growers, producers, institutions, businesses and local government representatives. This group is co-chaired by Merrickville-Wolford Mayor, Doug Struthers and Reeve of

Township of Montague, Bill Dobson. “A food charter can be a useful tool to integrate efforts across sectors towards a unified vision and actions for the future,” says Struthers. “We hope to have the charter reflect the needs of people living in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark,” adds Dobson. foodcoreLGL is currently gathering feedback on the initial draft of the charter. There is an online survey that can be found at www.foodcoreLGL. ca, or contact foodcoreLGL for a hard copy. Please email foodcoreLGL@ or you can call 613-2832740 ext. 4273 for more information. Save the date! The food charter will be launched at an event at the Farrell Hall in Perth on March 27. Please visit or call 613-283-2740 for more information. The event is free, however registration is limited. Everyone is welcome.

Pan-roasted peppered steak with caramelized leeks easy and tasty Lifestyle – Sometimes you just crave a great steak. So keep it simple and serve with seasonal leeks and mashed potatoes. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Roasting time: 10 minutes Serves: Two

not nonstick), melt half of the butter with half of the oil over mediumhigh heat until sizzling. Add steak and reduce heat to medium; cook until browned, two to three minutes per side. Transfer to small baking sheet. Pour vinegar into hot pan, stirring to scrape up brown bits; pour over steak. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until medium-rare, about 10 minutes. Let steak stand loosely covered with foil for about 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Meanwhile, wipe pan clean; heat remaining butter and oil over medium heat. Add leeks; cook stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften and turn golden, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme and sugar. Reduce heat and cook until bits of leeks are browned, about two minutes. Serve with steak.

Ingredients • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) black peppercorns or very coarsely ground pepper • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt (preferably Kosher) • 12 oz (375 g) strip loin or rib eye steak, at least one inch (2.5 cm) thick • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each butter and olive oil • 2 tbsp (25 mL) balsamic vinegar • 1 bunch well washed leeks (white part only), sliced • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme leaves Nutritional information (one serv• 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar ing): • Protein: 38 grams Preparation instructions • Fat: 24 grams On cutting board and using bot• Carbohydrate: 18 grams tom of frying pan, coarsely crush • Calories: 451 peppercorns. Sprinkle peppercorns • Fibre: 2 grams and salt over both sides of steak. • Sodium: 450 mg In large frying pan (preferably Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.


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Business — Averaging a more than 60-hour work week since opening their dream restaurant in late May, Comfort by AJs owners Phil and Jes Carswell feel like they’re the exception to the rule. “Everybody says don’t work with your partner, but I look forward to seeing her every day. Even as a work partner, she does a great job. It’s perfect,” said Phil. The Carswells’ love of working together bodes well for their first Valentine’s Day as restaurant owners, when they will be serving love-inspired three-course meals to up 30 guests rather than spending a night alone. “It’s always been our dream to open a restaurant,” Phil said. “Even as a kid I wanted to own my own pub or bar or restaurant, somewhere where people can gather and have some laughs, good food, good times.” Laughs, food and good times will be on Friday’s menu as patrons gather at Comfort by AJs for a Valentine’s Day Special: dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $99. Included in the menu are a strawberry champagne salad to start, the option of meat or fish entrée and chocolate for dessert. Promotions like Valentine’s Day are crucial to the new business, which is located behind Rowland’s Leather on Sanders Street. “We love the spot because it’s sort of tucked away from Prescott (Street), it’s its own little hideaway almost, but we’re not getting a lot of drive-by traffic,” Phil said. Although getting people in to the restaurant was initially a challenge, word of mouth has proved a successful means of advertising.

“We had one couple that has been in four times in the last two weeks and have a reservation this Saturday. They bring in new people every time. We get people from here that would typically go to Ottawa for dinner with friends who are now bringing their friends to Kemptville and having dinner here. That’s great, not only for us, but for the community and other business that can take advantage of other people coming in and out,” Phil said.

ber. Jes said the restaurant could expand to serving lunch in the future, but for now the couple is keeping their operation small so they can maintain the quality and the control. Still, the Carswells say they’re gaining more and more success as they close in on the restaurant’s one-year anniversary. The growth they’ve experienced, they say, comes down not only to their strong working relationship, but the relationship they’ve developed with the surrounding community. “We’re really surprised, in a good way, that businesses are really supportive of each other. We give that positive energy back, too, and try to support them. “We never try to duplicate or copy. We find that if we’re ourselves and we’re doing something that’s a little different anyways, so you don’t find the same menu items here as you would somewhere else. We try to keep that in mind to give people different options as well,” Jes said. Local businesses such as The Branch Restaurant, Geronimo Coffee House and Vincent Spagarage among others took the initiative to promote the new venue by sharing the restaurant’s business. The fact that the community wants Comfort by AJs to succeed is really touching, Jess said, and has cemented the couple’s love for the area. “I think we’re building some nice relationships with neighbours and people from surrounding communities. Getting to meet new people, creating relationships with people that are coming again and again; for me, that’s be a really rewarding part of it. “Feeling that sense of community. Coming from Ottawa, Photo by LAURA ARMSTRONG where we felt we were just sort of one in a crowd, to this inclusive Comfort by AJs restaurant co-owners Jes and Phil Carswell will serve a love-inspired three-course meal Friday, Feb. 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. community is the best part.”

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After moving to Kemptville nearly two years ago, Phil and Jes decided to go into the restaurant business when they saw their current location advertised on Kijiji. Formerly a Thai food restaurant, the Carswells were familiar with the intimate location. With Phil, then working at a catering company, ready to take on a gig as head chef, and Jes, inclined to run the front of house, the couple fulfilled their dream of opening a comfort-food style restaurant. “We try to prepare food that people can’t normally produce on a Thursday night because it takes eight hours to braise a lamb shank or something,” Phil said. Offering entrées such as macaroni and cheese and shepherd’s pie, Comfort by AJs started offering brunch as well in Novem-



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Cheryl J. Brown Centre serves up fun activities News – Services being offered this month for seniors at the Cheryl J. Brown Centre (Kemptville and District Home Support Inc.). The centre is located at 215 Sanders Street, suite 101 in Kemptville. For more information on the variety of programming they offer or how to get involved, please call 613-258-3203. Further information, including a full calendar of events can be found by visiting Feb. 13 Sing’n Seniors 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 Foot Care Feb. 17 Family Day Closed Feb. 18 Art Class 10 to noon


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Events - The 12th annual Literary Follies will take place Sunday, March 2 in Leslie Hall at the North Grenville Public Library on Prescott Street in Kemptville. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Grenville Public Library, the event will feature Prescott illustrator and poet Edie Batstone, Ottawa-area writer and musician Barbara Fradkin, crime writer Michael J. McCann as well as musical performances by Bella Borealis and Fiddlehead Soup. Free to the public, Literary Follies begins at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee.

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Meet the candidates: Q&A with Tim Sutton News â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Veteran North Grenville Councillor Tim Sutton announced Wednesday, Jan. 29 that he is seeking a third term on North Grenville Council. Sutton, who lives with his wife Dawn and daughters Katie and Alicia in Peltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corners, has spent all eight years on council as chair of the economic development committee and seven years as the chair of the finance committee.

why I was responsible for undertaking our initiative to hold committee of the whole meetings outside of council chambers and in our hamlets at least twice per year. Those who have worked with me over the past two terms know that I am just a phone call away. Q: Detail your past political experience or activism (volunteering, campaigning, donations, employment) at any level of government or political party. A: I have been involved in party politics since I was a teenager and have a close personal friendship with both our MP Gord Brown and our MPP Steve Clark. I am currently President of the LeedsGrenville Conservative Association and 1st Vice President of the LeedsGrenville Provincial PC Association. As an elected councillor in North Grenville I have served as Chair of Building and Planning, Chair of Economic Development and Chair of our Finance Committee. I am also the Council Representative on the North Grenville Accessible Transportation (NGAT) Board of Directors. I have also served as a liaison with the Ferguson Forest Centre Board and as a member of the Community Plan Implementation Committee. Q: Do you have any experience as a lobbyist or for a lobbying nonprofit organization? A: No Q: How will you fundraise? A: I expect that much of my campaign Submitted photo will be self-financed. I will accept Veteran councillor Tim Sutton announced Wednesday, Jan. 29 that he contributions up to the $750 limit from friends, individuals and corporations will seek his third term on North Grenville Municipal council this fall. who support the work that I have done to date. I will not accept contributions from development companies who See CANDIDATE page K7

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Q: Why are you running? A: I believe that we need to work hard to manage growth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to keep our small town charm and sense of community while growing and welcoming new families, businesses and industries to our community. Our new residents recognize something special in our community, and that is why they choose to call North Grenville home. We need to continue to build on those strengths in the future. At the same time, we want to see that our rural areas are protected from development and that our countryside and rural way of life is preserved. I have worked hard to try to balance these things over the past eight years and want to continue to make sure that as a community we continue to acknowledge and respect those values and way of life. Given the reduction of funding that has come from the province, and my record as chair of Finance and Building, Planning and Economic Development, I feel that this experience is critical as we work to balance the needs of our community with our desire to keep property taxes affordable moving forward. I am committed to keeping taxes reasonable and to ensuring that we live within our means, just as we all strive to do at home. Over this term of council we have initiated a number of long-range plans and planning tools. These include the Community Strategic

Plan in 2014 and we will be developing a long range financial planning tool for use in future years. As two-term member of North Grenville Council I have learned a great deal about the job over the past eight years and that experience will be necessary moving forward. I still have a strong passion for the job and continue to work hard to build our community and to make it a better place to live, work and play. Q: Do you live in the ward you are running in? A: Members of North Grenville Council are elected â&#x20AC;&#x153;at largeâ&#x20AC;? and therefore represent the entire community. I have lived in North Grenville for the past 25 years. My wife and her family (the Latourellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) have ties going back over 100 years in South Gower. I have coached soccer for the Kemptville District Soccer Club and am a member of St. Andrews United Church in Heckston. My wife Dawn operates a book-keeping business out of our home and my daughter Alicia is in Grade 11 at North Grenville District High School. My oldest daughter Katie lives at home and attends University of Ottawa. She too is a graduate of NGDHS. I work in Brockville, where I am the Cdn Sales Manager for HVAC Products at Canarm Ltd, where I have worked for 28 years. As a Councillor I have worked hard to represent interests from across our municipality, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burrittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rapids, Bishops Mills, Kemptville, Oxford Mills or points in between. I have a strong history of responding to residentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs and concerns. I work with community groups, businesses and residents across our municipality and attend and participate in events in all areas of the Municipality. I believe strongly that municipal governments must be open and accessible, which is






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A great night of illusion in South Mountain Events – This past Saturday Feb. 8, a near capacity crowd took in the talents of “Thrillusionist” Michael Bourada at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall. The Lions Club chose a different kind of performance in an attempt to stir up both a younger and older audience. Show organizers are hoping appealing to a wider audience could translate into more membership. “We tried to shake things up a bit this time,” explained Keith Ardon one of the organizers of the show. Highlights of the show included watching Donna Lee O’Farrell have her wedding ring turned into a pile of diamond dust after a free cleaning went horribly wrong. Thankfully for her and husband Dermid O’Farrell the same wedding ring magically reappeared later inside a series of wrapped boxes and a sealed bag. Even North Dundas Councillor Tony Frazer was on hand to help set up a very impressive quick costume change and escape trick that left the crowd in awe. The dinner was also a crowd pleaser with homemade pasta sauces and plenty of desserts to go around. “The Mountain Township

& District Lions Club wish to tiative is the Hill 70 methank everyone who made this morial site renovation at night a great success,” said orga- the park in Mountain. nizing committee member Jason This was a very imporDunbar. tant memorial site that was The event, which raised largely overlooked as a mafunds for local charities, was a jor battle in the war. More new event offered by the Moun- than 9,000 Canadians gave tain Township & District Lions their lives or were captured in Club. this battle. For more Information: “We wanted to cater to a younger crowd with this show Battle_of_Hill_70 and because of this we saw a They also organize and great number of new faces in the support the Canada Day events crowd making it a success,” said in South Mountain. Lions Club member Roxanne The club has its annuBackes. al dinner and show coming The funds from the event go up in April and another in to a number of charities includ- the fall and has been doing ing the Nor-Dun Seniors Cen- those two shows for well over tre and various other charitable 14 years. Members have supprojects. ported the Winchester District The club has been supporting Memorial Hospital in the past, the community for more than 31 but their recent focus has been years. on the Kemptville District HosThe club helps support the pital with their commitment of Health van, Special Olympics, $20,000. Effective Speaking, as well as Submitted by Mountain TownNorth Dundas Leos, LCIF (Li- ship & District Lions Club. ons Clubs International Fund), North Dundas and Seaway Submitted photo bursaries, they hold a Reading Donna Lee O’Farrell (left) Challenge at Nationview Public was a good sport as ‘thrilSchool, they also do Christmas lusionist’ Michael Bourada Baskets, families in need. (right) did some magic with The club also have donations to help with seeing eye dogs. her wedding ring turning it Another large local ini- into so much dust.




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Kemptville Scouting members Dan Gilpin, Ben Mitchell, David Horne and Kieran Beavis volunteered by clearing and setting tables at the Sweetheart Brunch, Sunday, Feb. 9.


Dermid O’Farrell, chair of The Knights of Columbus, passed out carnations to seated dinHundreds of people dined on pancakes, bacon, sausages, eggs, fruit and much more at ers after they waded through the line up leading to the all-you-can-eat buffet. the North Grenville Municipal Centre Sunday, Feb. 9 at part of the 16th annual North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch presented by The Knights of Columbus. Photo by LAURA ARMSTRONG


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Annual Soupfest 2014 returns on March 1 By JOSEPH MORIN

Community - Get ready for this year’s Soupfest 2014. This annual event has become a tradition in the area attracting competing chefs and their fantastic soup recipes from all over the area. There have been restaurants from North Grenville, Ottawa and Smiths Falls as well as further east in North Dundas and as far away as South Dundas in the past Soupfest is hosted by TLC Ministries which is a non-profit organization that

specializes on initiating relationships for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of others. “Our purpose is to introduce people to Jesus in beneficial ways to allow them to develop a relationship,” said organizer Lynn Ford. This year’s Soupfest is the sixth annual fundraising event. There will be 16 competing restaurants and soup makers from Kemptville and surrounding areas who meet to compete but also to have some fun in a friendly way. Soupfest is an occasion for the public to join with restaurateurs and their

chefs to sample and select their favourite soups. Visitors to Soupfest will happily add to their list of favourite restaurants for their year-round dining enjoyment. “We invite everyone and our regular supporters to bring new family members and friends to come with their appetite and judging cap to experience and choose their favorites among the great entries on March 1 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the North Grenville Community Centre in Kemptville. The Thrillusionist Michael Bourada

will entertain you between 12 and 1 p.m. There will be refreshments and desserts for purchase, a Dessert Auction, as well as door prizes. Purchase your tickets before March 1, 2014 and your name goes in for a draw of a big basket of gluten-free and vegan skincare and health & wellness products worth more than $400. Volunteers to prepare and donate desserts for the dessert table, or volunteer their time during the event is always needed and appreciated. Tickets are $10

for adults and $5 for children. Call Lynn at 613-989-3042 or email her at for more information. Participating restaurants in Kemptville: Salamanders, Nakkon Thai, The Branch, The Crusty Bread, Comfort by AJ’s, The New Rideau Restaurant. In Smiths Falls there is Chuckles Jack and The Good Life Bistro. T.L.C. Ministries is a non-profit organization focused on initiating relationships for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of others.







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North Grenville Councillor is the first to submit Council Briefs nomination for fall 2014 election News – The following news items were among the issues discussed at the Feb. 10 North Grenville regular council meeting. Council carried a recommendation from the Feb. 3 Committee of the Whole meeting to approve a draft by-law to amend staff salaries and wages by 1.0 per cent in 2014. Council resolved to adopt terms of reference and a health and safety policy for the Multi-Workplace Joint Health and Safety Committee. Council passed a resolution to hold an additional regular council meeting Monday, Feb. 24. Council accepted the procurement process undertaken by Local Authority Services (LAS) as having met the goals and principles of the municipal procurement policy for the selection of RealTerm Energy and Cree to implement LED street light technology. Director of Public Works Karen Dunlop gave an update on the County Road 44 Bridge, saying the county engineer is hoping the bridge will be open to gravel standard by the end of next week. Upcoming events at the North Grenville Municipal Centre include the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation Gala Friday, Feb. 14. March Break children’s camps will be held from Monday, Mar. 10 to Friday, Mar. 14 at the municipal centre. Registration is now open at the municipal centre. Council adopted the Emergency and Protective Services 2013 year-end report, which was presented to council by Fire Chief and Director of Emergency and Protective Services Paul Hutt at the Committee of the Whole meeting Feb. 3. Council resolved to receive the 2013 outstanding accounts receivable report. Councillor Terry Butler reported he attended the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area Annual General Meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. He commended the BIA for putting on more than 30 events in 2014 despite high energy costs, food costs and cost for suppliers making for a hostile environment for small businesses. Butler said the delayed in construction on county road 44 bridge remains the biggest disappointment for the BIA. Butler also encouraged residents of North Grenville to attend the 87th annual College Royal at the University of Guelph Kemptville Campus.More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the campus the weekend of Saturday, Mar. 7 and Sunday, Mar. 8. Councilor Barb Tobin announced applications for the North Grenville Sports Hall of Fame bursaries and inductees for 2014 are now being accepted. Go to to apply.


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have active planning or zoning files (at the time the donation is made) that will require a vote by council during the campaign period. Q: Do you have any potential pecuniary interests (declared conflict of interest) ie. ties (financial, family, otherwise) with builders, developers, construction companies, etc.? Any boards or associations you will have to step down from? A: No Q: What do you think was the biggest issue in the municipality last term and how was it handled? A: Managing growth and development. Through the past two terms we have limited, through the official plan, where development can and cannot take place. New rural subdivisions are restricted to areas with our hamlets. Most new residential development must now take place in the urban serviced area of Kemptville. Restricting this growth allows our rural way of life to continue, while bringing in more development to help increase tax revenues. In the past three years we have seen 530 new homes or apartment/condo units built in North Grenville. Commercial growth has filled in nicely at the Kemptville Colonnade Retail Power Centre. Kemptville Mall is undergoing a facelift. We have also seen a number

of new businesses and service companies choose to call North Grenville home. This has created a number of new full and parttime jobs in our community. As a municipal councillor I pledge that I will continue to work hard on the economic development file if re-elected. Q: What will be the biggest issues next term? A: The County Road 43 expansion. This issue grows in importance more and more every year. None of us needs to cite statistics to know that our traffic volume on County Road 43 has grown significantly over the past few years. Something must be done to reduce the effects of this volume, to make it easier to turn in to the mall on Saturdays, or stop for gas on our way home. Twinning the existing road and constructing a new bridge has been determined to be the answer, and this has to happen as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this is a county road and most issues with its enhancement lie out of our direct control. However, this project has been endorsed as the number one new infrastructure requirement for Leeds-Grenville by the county, as well as MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark. I will continue to lobby all of them extensively for funding for this project when future major infrastructure programs are initiated by the Federal and provincial Governments. Continuity, Finances and strong fiscal management will also be important issues moving

forward for the municipality. We need to stay focused and consistent and live within our means, while at the same time adapting to a sharp reduction of funding from the province. For this we need the experience that I bring to the table after seven years as Finance Chair. I have worked hard to ensure that we maintain reasonable property tax rates in North Grenville, and I am continuing to work to ensure that we have the proper financial tools put in place to be able to forecast the effects of decisions made today on future years’ municipal finances. Managing growth. We all know about the strong culture of community that we have in North Grenville. This is a place where we know our neighbors, where we all pitch in to help in our community. It is imperative that we properly manage our growth and ensuring that development stays focused in the urban core and within our hamlets. This will help us to keep growth under control, and also help maintain and strengthen the strong sense of community that we are known for in North Grenville. Tim Sutton is the first person to submit a nomination for the office of councillor in advance of this year’s municipal election, to be held Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. There are no nominations for the office of the mayor at this time, nor are there any nominations for the office of school board trustee. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.

UPDATE UPCOMING MEETINGS REGULAR COUNCIL Monday, February 24th, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers, North Grenville Municipal Centre.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE COUNCIL Tuesday, February 18th, at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers, North Grenville Municipal Centre. For agenda information, please contact the Clerk’s Office or the Municipal web site.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS Police Services Board - Tuesday, February 18th at 1:30 pm in the Municipal Centre. Waste Reduction Committee - Wednesday, February 19th, at 3:00 pm in the Municipal Centre.


The Municipal Office, Public Libraries and Waste Transfer Station will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17th.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING PICKUP There will be NO pick-up on Monday, February 17th. All pick-ups for the week will be delayed by one day.


The Municipality of North Grenville and the North Grenville Historical Society will be hosting the Annual Heritage Awards Night at the Branch Restaurant, 115 Clothier St. E. in Kemptville on Monday, February 17th at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Residents are reminded that in accordance with By-Law 33-12, a Burn Permit is required to conduct open burning on property located outside of the urban area. Burn Permits for 2014 are available at the Municipal Office or at the Fire Hall at 259 County Rd. 44 for a fee of $15.00. Please contact the Fire Hall at 258-2438 ext. 5 for conditions prior to burning.


Renewal notices will be sent this month to all currently registered dog owners. If you are not a currently registered dog owner, please contact By-Law Services at 613-258-2438 ext. 6 for further information. The 2014 rate for Dog Licenses is a flat fee of $15 for each dog. For information on Kennel Licenses, please contact By-Law Services.


Please be advised that parking on Municipal roads is prohibited between 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. from November 15th to April 15th. A vehicle which is parked in a manner interfering with snow clearing or removal operations may be issued a ticket and/or removed at the owner’s expense at any time. Please note that parking in any Municipal-owned parking lot is prohibited between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am year round.


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ditorial – It’s not that the medical community doesn’t recognize that there is a problem with lyme disease. It just has a problem with how to treat it. As the old Irish saying goes, there are two sides to every story, and 12 versions of every song. But the old backand-forth disagreements are different in this instance, because they involve people’s health and well-being, and because both sides have valid points. Nobody is fully right, and nobody is fully wrong in this. A public meeting will be held at St. John Catholic High School in Perth on Feb. 19, starting at 6 p.m. with a keynote speech at 7:30 p.m. by an Ottawa doctor who has found herself swamped with patients with lyme disease who cannot seem to find anyone who will take them seriously. Lanark Fights Lyme claims that there are as many as seven people in Perth who have the disease, and some have had to mortgage their homes to pay for testing and treatment in the United States. And if those are the numbers in Perth, they are likely comparable throughout the region, with eastern Ontario being identified by Health Canada as one of the areas where ticks bearing the disease are most likely found. Those who suffer from it say that they cannot get the help that they need. For doctors, they cannot go beyond

certain guidelines that specify that a course of antibiotics cannot go beyond 30 days. Doctors who do go beyond a month could find themselves investigated by their governing body, like the Ontario Medical Association. For lyme sufferers, they feel that their disease is a long-term, chronic condition that needs more than just a month’s worth of pills. But wait, it gets more frustrating. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care asserts that private testing facilities in Canada and the U.S. do not adhere to testing standards that have been fully established, and that American tests tend to produce results more likely to say that the patient has lyme disease, because of a difference of interpretation. The lyme disease community, however, replies that the information being used in Canada is at least 24 years out of date, and that Canadian testing is unreliable. It certainly says something that two politicians who are on such disparate parts of the political spectrum – Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington MPP Randy Hillier and federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP – have both taken up this issue, urging the action by their respective levels of government to deal with this issue, to make sure Canadians get up-to-date information. Because what the doctor is prescribing now, just isn’t working.

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ifestyle - Occasionally I am asked to tell the love story that turned me into an Accidental Farmwife. Well, you might have heard it before, but in honour of Valentine’s Day, here it goes again. I first met the Farmer over 20 years ago, when he arrived in Kemptville to teach at the college. My mother, who worked as assistant to the director at KCAT, told me about the long-legged cowboy who had arrived on the scene. I saw him a couple of times in passing at college events, and was always impressed by his big, warm smile. Fast forward several years, and both our respective marriages had ended. He was in the throes of single parenthood and I was coming home after three years in Asia. About two months after I arrived home, I saw him in the parking lot at the Kemptville Mall. I waved on my way into the store, where I was heading to try on swimsuits. Two hours later, when I emerged from the store, his truck was still there. My heart did a little flip. I knew he must be waiting for me, and I was so

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not ready. I quickly got into my car, sliding down into the seat. He suddenly appeared at my door, his lanky height lowering down to a squat beside my window. “Hey. I know you’re real busy with kids but if you want to get out and talk to an adult some time, I’d like to take you for a coffee.” I sputtered something about not being ready to date yet after just arriving home, reuniting with my kids, trying to find a job…and suddenly overwhelmed by the weight of all the challenges before me, and the shock of someone asking me out on a date, I started to cry. The Farmer slowly backed away from the crazy woman in the car. “Ok well if you change your mind,

give me a call…” To this day, if you ask the Farmer, he will tell you that I said no. I did not say no. I said I wasn’t ready, and that’s an entirely different thing. Over the next two weeks I drove past the Fisher farm a couple times, and spent a few minutes a day staring at the Farmer’s photo on the college website. Finally, on a hot sunny afternoon in June, I picked up the phone and dialed his office extension. He picked up on the first ring. “Hi. It’s Diana Leeson. I’m ready to go for that coffee now if the offer is still open.” “Do you do lunch?” he asked. I told him of course I did, and then he said to meet him at the Edgewater Restaurant in ten minutes. I hung up the phone and looked down at myself. I had spent the morning weeding a flowerbed. I was covered in sweat, dirt and pollen. As I headed to the shower, I yelled to my daughter that I needed help picking out something to wear. About twenty minutes later I arrived fashionably late at our lunch date. For the next hour we laughed and chatted about our children. I felt instantly at

ease in his presence so when he asked for a dinner date the following night I said yes. And the kiss he gave me at the end of our lunch didn’t hurt either. It just about melted my kneecaps off. Those first few months of dating were a whirlwind as we juggled young teenagers, work and farming schedules and I settled into a new home in Kemptville. But the following spring, the Farmer asked me to be his wife. I was totally taken by surprise, and spent a couple hours arguing with him, telling him I wasn’t a very good investment and asking him how we would manage

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Why council should say no Dear Editor; Well, it finally happened. After two years in the application “pipeline”, Lafarge North America’s application for the proposed new McGill Pit, to be located just outside Kemptville on Bennett Road, is due for presentation to North Grenville Municipal Council. On March 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. a public meeting will be held in the municipal building . Lafarge will present its application for final approval. There will be two parts to the application: the first part essentially permits a zoning change, which allows a sand and gravel pit on the property in question. The second part actually changes zoning of a significant part of the property from rural to mineral aggregate. I shall be at the public meeting in opposition to both of the parts of the application. Those who wish to show their opposition to the imposition of a gigantic new pit on their fellow North Grenville citizens should be there. If they aren’t, they will have no future arena in which to show their opposition as the March 3 meeting will be the last meeting before our Council delivers its decision to accept or reject Lafarge’s proposed pit. Over the last two years much ink has been spilled on both the merits and the dangers posed by the proposed Bennett Road (McGill) pit. The company sponsoring the pit has, after a bit of consultation with some of the residents in the pit impact area, made a few minor concessions. The most significant of these has been the creation of a so-called “Water Protection Plan” which, while grossly incomplete, represents a step in the right direction by Lafarge, the company involved. In addition, our council has provided a measure, which much improves the allowable route for potentially trucking out the pit material. The trucking plan is also grossly inadequate, as some members have shown they understand. These problems might possibly be solvable. At the end of the day, however, there remains at least one major problem which the company and, perhaps council, refuse to take into consideration: the problem of potential declines in home asset values in the pit’s impact area, declines caused by the new pit’s presence. Two studies - the Lansink Study and the MPAC study - show clearly and objectively that properties up to two kilometres away from such a pit operation potentially stand to lose a large share value relative to past performance in their sector of a local real estate market. Houses for which years of mortgage payments have made may lose a huge percentage of their market value, a fact which is demonstrated when homeowners decide to sell at a future date. A loss of 30 per cent on a $300,000 home represents $90,000 of lost assets. Which of us is prepared to take such a loss simply to allow an aggregate company to reap profit and provide a few extra dollars for the municipal budget? Bear in mind that the studies referred to are not hearsay. They are not references to the greatly overestimated entity called “common sense”. They are economic market studies carried out to a high standard of scientific objectivity. It should be noted that provincial planning law and regulations make clear reference to economic and social welfare considerations in the planning process. PPS 5 itself contains several references to such considerations as a necessary part of decisionmaking concerning planning. With this in mind, my fundamental question is this: How does our municipal council plan to assess the viability of Lafarge’s

proposal in light of the potential for millions of dollars of economic damage to be inflicted on over 100 homes in suburban North Grenville? How may council reconcile the notion of providing for social well-being and economic growth in North Grenville with approval of an operation which risks doing damage to homeowners totaling millions of dollars? As suggested before, a new pit will surely provide a few tens of thousands of dollars in tax payments to our municipality. That is equivalent to the annual tax contribution of perhaps 15 of those suburban homes in the pit’s impact area. Compare that contribution to the potential for millions of dollars of subtraction of asset worth to the residents in the pit’s impact area. Following such logic, the municipality’s economic growth plan begins to resemble the Ontario economy’s downward spiral sponsored by the “McWynne-ty “ government. Our municipality would achieve net economic decline borne on the backs of ratepayers, for the moment located in the pit impact area in South Gower. Who in his or her right mind refers to such pillaging as economic growth? The solution: Reject the pit application. Or, as a compromise, place approval of the pit on hold until an independent study of potential asset loss in the impact zone has been commissioned and completed. Require the organization of a compensation insurance program and an adjudication board to assess future compensation claims. Require a rewrite of the company’s already proposed “Water Protection “ plan providing for oversight and administration by a third party. Such policies are required at a minimum to ensure fairness for affected North Grenville residents now and in future, residents who stand to be stripped of their hard-won home assets by the imposition of aggregate operations like pits. As it states in the Preamble of Ontario’s planning document, PPS5, “The policies of the Provincial Policy Statement may be locally generated policies regarding matters of municipal interest.” If the protection of the home asset worth of residents and the social well being connected with those assets are not matters of municipal interest, then this writer doesn’t know what is . Hopefully, those residents of North Grenville not affected by this pit will join those who are in a demonstration of community solidarity and pride in fighting the pit application as it stands. Hopefully our municipal council, standing for re-election in October, will resist the pressure to “rubber-stamp” this proposal. Perhaps they will show a standard of ethical decision-making, which will be an inspiration, not only to North Grenville citizens, but to other municipal governments. Finally, this is an issue for all citizens to fight for. After all, besides the notion of community so often mentioned at our municipal council table, there is the reality that, if such processes are allowed free rein in North Grenville , other citizens will be victims in future. After the residents currently affected, who will be next? Let our voices be heard to convince council not to allow harm to the constituents, to convince council further not to allow our local political process to become a sham and a mere rubber-stamp. Stand with the North Grenville residents in Old South Gower. And sharpen your pencils for the vote in October. James Bertram North Grenville

Sunday Night Mix League 7pm HSFM Jon Mcdonald – 231 Chad Reynolds - 225 HSFL Lynn Dalgleish – 213 Carol Armstrong - 202 HMFM Jon Mcdonlad – 598 Chad Reynolds - 549 HMFL Carol Armstrong – 565 Lynn Dalgleish - 551 Monday Night Mix Teamstandings; Team 4 – 4-112 Team 1 – 4-108 Team 3 – 4-108 Team 6 – 6-106 Team 2 – 4-74 Team 5 – 2-62 Team 7 – 6-60 Team 8 – 2-50 HSFM Robert Watt – 261 Gord Male - 233 HSFL Cathy Nesbitt – 226 Mary Auger -206 HMFM Robert Watt – 724 Gord Male – 641 HMFL Cathy Nesbitt – 566 Sandra Robb - 500 R0012548356_0213

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Bill Bost – 4-83 Don Moorhouse – 3-81 Keith Crawford – 2-78 Sharon Gilmer – 2-76 Maynard Woods – 3-73 Bertha Timbult – 5-73 Wayne Kenney – 5-63 Norm Sinclair – 4-61 HSFM Don Moorhouse – 268 John Capes – 268 Gene Seed - 249 HSFL Joan Godfrey – 238 Carol Rennick - 206 HMFM Don Moorhouse – 624 John Capes - 613 HMFL Joan Godfrey – 597 Joan Thomson - 529 Tuesday Ladies Teamstandings; Team 1 – 4-114 Team 2 – 6-96 Team 6 – 4-94 Team 8 – 2-94 Team 7 – 2-78 Team 4 – 6-74 Team 5 – 2-70 Team 3 – 6-52 HSF Leona Hudson – 245 Gail Bettie - 236 HMF Leona Hudson – 611 Denise Neubauer - 568


Sports – The Kemptville 73’s hosted the Hawkesbury Hawks on Sunday, holding a special pre-game ceremony in honour of Do It For Daron, raising funds and awareness of youth mental health issues. Here, 73’s president Ron Tugnutt and Stacey Galasso, representing D.I.F.D., perform the ceremonial face-off between 73’s Matt Martin (left) and Hawks’ Carl Faucher. See page K17 for more details.



The Heart of the Matter Tomorrow is Valentines day. If you have a gardener in your life you can do better then a dozen red roses and a lacy card that will be thrown out in a couple of days. It doesn’t matter if your valentine is a man or a woman, there are things you can do to show your love. Gardening is a passion. It’s a natural for Valentine’s Day. What could say more than to indulge your partner’s passion, or yours if you both have the bug. Just a few ideas. Get your gardener some really good tools. Don’t cheap out. Get the good hose or nozzle or bypass pruners, shovel or rake. Something that will stand the test of time. Something that reflects your relationship. Something that will last. Get your partner a good pair of boots and fill them with seed packages, a good trowel and a few gardening magazines. Make it like a Christmas stocking and toss in a little dark chocolate or peanut brittle or whatever is your partner’s guilty pleasure. A propagation kit is always a good choice. What says love more then wanting to grow something for the future. Watching seedlings grow into flowers or vegetables to enhance your table or your home is a gift that will live long after February 14th. Gift certificates for your favourite garden centre or home improvement store will never miss. It gives your loved one so many options. And don’t forget the whimsy. Garden gnomes or Tuesday 7pm “Mens Industrial League” Teamstandings; Kemptville Bowl – 18-516 Crown Rollers – 9-513 Home Hardware – 32-500 K.B.C. – 24-487 Wayne’s Auto Tek – 33-434 Achorn Consulting – 10-392 South Ridge Sod – 34-368 Manotick Concrete – 8-318 HSF Ron Coffell – 378 Ryan Bruneau - 339 HMF Ron Coffell – 815 Troy Bronzan - 731 Wednesday Mix League HSFM Paul Bertrand- -293 Shane Mann - 214 HSFL Lisa Paul – 237 Sharon Gilmer- -235 HMFM Paul Bertrand – 577 Shane Mann - 563 HMFL Valerie Deer – 629 Joan Thomson - 624

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birdbaths, nesting boxes or whatever strikes your fancy would be appreciated. Show your partner that there was some thought behind the gift. If you’re on a tight budget ( and who isn’t with today’s propane prices ), offer to do the pruning of trees and shrubs. This is the perfect time of year. It will only be a few weeks before the sap will start to run and then it will be too late. There are folks that say that Valentine’s Day is a greeting card day. It may be but it is one day in the year when you get to express your feelings for the person you love. I can still remember counting up all the valentines I received in public school. They were innocent and cute but they were still important. You knew someone cared and that made a big difference in a young life. Take the time to make a difference in the life of someone you love. Show them that you want to grow. You want to grow the relationship and you want to grow the things that bring you pleasure. Things that will sustain the birds and the wildlife and even the insects. They all have their place. This Valentine’s Day, take it to the heart of the matter. If you have any gardening questions or comments, email us at the link below. Please note the new email address. Submitted by Gord Knights

Thursday Golden Kids HSFM Bev Skillen – 251 Winston Bacon - 227 HSFL Audrey Arcand – 198 Betty Skahen - 197 HMFM Neil Wright – 565 Larry Beckstead - 542 HMFL Audrey Arcand – 551 Betty Skahen - 533 Thursday Night Mix League 7pm HSFM Robert Hudson – 278 Mike Connerty - 265 HSFL Leona Hudson – 247 Donna Plumpton - 225 HMFM Mike Connerty – 708 Robert Hudson – 705 HMFL Louise Conway – 648 Leona Hudson - 634 Friday Mix League TGIF Teamstandings; Joan Godfrey 7-91 Audrey Arcand – 5-85 Barb Brogan 2-81 Bruce Button 5-78 Laurene Button 2-70 George Gouthro 0-65 Dalton Gilmer 5-63 Candy Whitakker 2-55 HSFM Neil Shepherd – 287 Bruce Button - 271

HSFL Sharon Gilmer – 257 Joan Godfrey - 236 HMFM Neil Shepherd – 711 Dalton Gilmer - 648 HMFL Sharon Gilmer – 564 Joan Godfrey – 520 Youth Bowling Canada, Kemptville YBC Bowlasaurus – Chloe B – 75 Corbin B - 101 PeeWee – Nathan B – 158, 145 Bantam – Eliza B – 130, 128 Jhonus B – 153 Emma C – 125, 141 Kieran W - 160 Ambrose W – 156 Junior – Mia A – 194, 152, 227 Angela C – 155, 178 Carson K – 204, 204, 179 Breanna L – 153 Senior – Morgan A – 200 Jordan B – 262, 214, 251 Jamieson W – 162, 171 Congratulations to Breanna Luther she was part of a Composite Team in the 4 Steps tournament on Sunday Feb 9 and her team came in first they will be playing in the finals on March 2, 2014. See you at the lanes Nona Miller.


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When times were tough, 1932 Chevrolet coupe sold for $14.75 Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dennis Foeller, age 73, writes from Sharbot Lake, Ontario, a small town near Hwy. 7 between Kaladar and Perth: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi Bill, I was 17 with a summer job in a small town named Port Union near Highland Creek in the Scarborough area of Toronto. I made windows and doors for a sash and frame company named McBrideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lumber. The money I made helped pay for my bus fare and my books to go to Trade School in Toronto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my third summer at McBrideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, a friend told me about a car for sale by Bob Braithwaite, the scrap man who lived at the corner of my street, Centennial Road. So, on my way home after work, I stopped by. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe my eyes when I saw this old car, a black 1932 Chevrolet coupe with a rumble seat and six spoked wheels, two of which were in the front two fenders. It seated two up front. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bob came out of his house and said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you like her?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh yes!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I asked â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Does she run?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and he said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh yes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Then I asked how much he wanted for her. He paused, chewed on his old cigar for a minute, then said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fifteen dollars.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take her!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Getting it home was the fun part but now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to the sad part. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my last year of high school, money was scarce and I asked Dad if he could help me out. He said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No, times are tough, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to sell your car.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Reluc-

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LAWS celebrates National Adoption Weekend Feb. 14 to 16 Lifestyle – This coming weekend – Feb. 14 to 16 – is National Adoption Weekend and Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is pleased to be teaming up with our local Pet Valu stores once again for this amazing weekend. We are partnering up with Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place and Kemptville Pet Valu locations. LAWS will be featuring a small sample of our animals available for adoption at this event and we encourage everyone to visit your local Pet Valu this weekend to learn more about the benefits of adopting a pet. Last year, Pet Valu stores helped to find homes for more than 4,500 pets during their National Adoption Weekends! Please contact your local Pet Valu for further details on this fantastic event.

4T1 or contact us at 613-283-9308, or email at shelter@lanarkanimals. ca. Visit our website at www.lanarshelter is open Monday to Sunday Please also check out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at www.AdoptADog.TV featuring some P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A of our canines up for adoption.

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Barron There’s something regal in his stance and in the way he proudly holds his head. Perhaps his name says it all: Barron. He’s a good-natured dog, sweet and playful, who enjoys the companionship of people but not cats, and it quite selective with his canine companions as well. Because of his youthful exuberance and boundless energy, he needs an environment conducive to draining off some of This week’s featured pets that energy. Bella Lanark Animal Welfare Society Lots of cat to love – Bella is large (LAWS) is located on Glenview framed, older girl with an even larg- Road, just off Highway 43, about 2 er personality. She’s pretty and she kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The

LCBO stores raise funds for March of Dimes Canada throughout month of February News – Starting Feb. 2, the public can help support March of Dimes Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 635 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for March of Dimes will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 1. March of Dimes Canada enhances the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services that support over 40,000 people annually across Ontario. Funds raised through the LCBO Donation Box Program will benefit Conductive Education (CE), an innovative program that blends elements of education and rehabilitation to help children and adults with physical disabilities gain greater mobility and improve self-confidence. The program has proven especially beneficial to children with cerebral palsy, ataxia and other motor-neuro disabilities,

as well as to stroke survivors, people with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. In addition to the CE program, March of Dimes Canada serves the public by funding services and administering government-funded programs that provide essential support to people living with disabilities. “We appreciate the support we receive from LCBO, its employees and especially its customers. LCBO’s province-wide store network and supportive staff enable us to raise significant funds and increase public awareness of March of Dimes,” says Mary Lynne Stewart, director of fund development and communications for March of Dimes Canada. “LCBO is pleased to partner with March of Dimes Canada and support a variety of worthy causes throughout the year,” says LCBO president and chief executive officer Bob Peter. “The generous support from LCBO customers and staff help these charita-


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Province increasing minimum wage to $11 per hour as of June 1

Facts â&#x20AC;˘ The 75-cent increase reflects the annual change in Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last increase on March 31, 2010. â&#x20AC;˘ The provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minimum Wage Ad-

visory Panel recommends that the provâ&#x20AC;˘ The panel held 10 public consul- individual Ontarians. ince perform a full review of its mini- tations across the province and reâ&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ The current minimum wage is mum wage rates and revision process ceived more than 400 submissions $10.25 per hour. It has increased nearly every five years. from organizations, businesses, and 50 per cent since 2003. R0012551779_0213

Kathleen Wynne. Ensuring the minimum wage is fair and predictable for both workers and business is part of the Ontario governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our government is focused on helping hardworking Ontarians by ensuring fairness for people living on minimum wage and predictability for business,â&#x20AC;? stated Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By establishing a transparent, fair and responsible method of setting minimum wage in the future, we are taking the politics out of minimum wage. This will provide fairness for Ontario workers and their families and predictability and transparency for our businesses to remain competitive and succeed.â&#x20AC;?

TAKE NOTICE that the final Annual General Meeting of the Members of the former Lanark Mutual Insurance Company will be held at the company office at 96 South Street / Scotch Line Road, Perth Ontario, on the 8th day of March, 2014 at the hour of 1:30 p.m. for the purposes of receiving and approving the annual financial statements and auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report for the year ending December 31, 2013. The Annual Statements may be viewed on the Website at A Member may obtain a copy of the annual statements by sending a written request to the Perth office of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group at 96 South Street, Scotch Line Road, Perth, ON, K7H 0A2, or the corporate office of The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group at 336 Angeline Street South, Lindsay, ON.


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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ontario is increasing the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 per hour on June 1. This new rate reflects the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) since the last minimum wage increase in 2010 and is part of the provincial governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to fairness. The government will also introduce legislation that would tie future minimum wage increases to the CPI. This will ensure the minimum wage keeps up with the cost of living, and that increases are predictable for businesses and families. Under the proposed legislation, increases would be announced by April 1 and come into effect on Oct. 1. The proposed legislation would act on the recommendations of Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minimum Wage Advisory Panel, which included business, labour, youth and anti-poverty representatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Increasing the minimum wage will help improve the standard of living for hardworking people across the province, while ensuring that businesses have the predictability necessary to plan for the future,â&#x20AC;? said Premier of Ontario

The purpose of the Compliance Audit Committee is to: â&#x20AC;˘ consider compliance audit applications made by electors and decide whether they should be granted or rejected; â&#x20AC;˘ appoint an auditor if the application is granted; â&#x20AC;˘ receive and consider the auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report; â&#x20AC;˘ commence legal proceedings, if there is a contravention; and â&#x20AC;˘ if no contravention, determine whether there were reasonable grounds for the application. DEADLINE is Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. For further information or if you wish to be considered for an appointment, a copy of the Terms of Reference and Application Form are available from any of the following: TOWN OF SMITHS FALLS Kerry Costello, Clerk Town of Smiths Falls 77 Beckwith Street North P.O. Box 695 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4T6 (613-283-4124) TOWNSHIP OF LANARK

TOWNSHIP OF MONTAGUE Katie Valentin, Clerk Township of Montague 6547 Roger Stevens Drive, P.O. Box 755 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4W6 (613-283-7478)

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Rob Wittkie, Clerk Township of Lanark Highlands 75 George Street, P.O. Box 340 Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 (613-259-2398) (1-800-239-4695)

Duncan Rogers, Clerk Town of Carleton Place 175 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8 (613-257-6211)

Cathy Ryder, Clerk Township of Drummond/North Elmsley 310 Port Elmsley Road, RR 5 Perth ON K7H 3C7 (613-267-6500)




Cynthia Moyle, Clerk Township of Beckwith 1702 9th Line Beckwith, RR #2 Carleton Place ON K7C 3P2 (613-257-1539) (1-800-535-4532)

Shawna Stone, Clerk Town of Mississippi Mills 3131 Old Perth Road, RR 2 Almonte ON K0A 1A0 (613-256-2064)

Amanda Mabo, Clerk Tay Valley Township RR 4, 217 Harper Road Perth ON K7H 3C6 (613-267-5353) (1-800-810-0161)

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Car talk may be the next thing coming in vehicle technology Lifestyle – I’ve never been a fan of technology for technology’s sake but a recent announcement from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) covers advancement’s that might have reduced the severity of multi-vehicle winter pile-ups we’ve experienced lately. NHSTA announced last week that it will take action to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for passenger and light vehicles. These systems, which have been in prototype and live-testing stages with many automakers, allow vehicles to ‘talk’ to each other and exchange basic data such as speed and location, ten times per second using roadside dedicated short-range communication nodes. These ‘conversations’ let vehicles know the positioning, direction, and speed of vehicles far beyond the range of the driver’s eyes. As well, it gives the auto a 360° view of approaching traffic and can signal the driver to slow down and/or take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision. In Ann Arbor, Maine, a test of 3,000 vehicles equipped with V2V equipment began in August 2012. The year-long test wrapped up last fall and NHTSA and their partners are analyzing the data and expect to release the results shortly. It is expected that Ann Arbor will have substantially fewer vehicle to vehicle collisions as a result of the experiment. “Vehicle-to-vehicle technology represents the next generation of auto safety improvements, building on the life-saving achievements we’ve already seen with safety belts and air bags,” said US Transportation Secretary Anthony

Foxx. “By helping drivers avoid crashes, this technology will play a key role in improving the way people get where they need to go…” During winter driving with limited visibility due to ‘white-outs’, V2V systems can provide warnings to the driver long before he or she is on top of a 20-car pile-up. At multi-lane high traffic intersections it can provide that third, fourth and fifth eye to watch for traffic approaching from the sides. It can eliminate blind spots leading to fewer lane-change collisions. The Ann Arbor test has already proved that the technology can be added to vehicles after delivery leading for a much wider roll-out, if the US government agrees to a 2017 legislation date as is called for in the current NHTSA plan. If it can be offered cheaply enough, or worked into a smart-phone app, and the stats back up its safety record, then many drivers would buy into the car-talk network. The proponents of this technology have answered those concerned with privacy rights by demanding systems that don’t record data or identify vehicles or their owners. Smaller on-street tests were completed in several other US cities and feedback from volunteer car-owners was overwhelmingly positive. One of the new technologies in most of today’s cars is also a great headache to many car owners. Transponder or security keys provide great protection from theft, but the often high costs of replacement keys catches many consumers off guard. Winter, with its deep snow cover sees an increase in this busi-

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ness due to people losing their keys. A friend of mine recently found a much cheaper local alternative to the dealership price when they lost the key to her late-model Mazda. A $317 dealership

quote was bested with a $160 invoice from City Lock Auto on St. Laurent Blvd. in Ottawa (www.citylockauto. com) for a new key and programming at their shop. They also offer roadside lockout and key programming assistance. Auto manufacturers will argue that these lower-cost alternatives don’t provide original equipment quality or reliability, but I’ve yet to hear of any complaints about the performance and longevity of these cheaper keys and with most car owners there isn’t much brand loyalty to a key.

If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counsellor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner

Seed Growers make donations while planning 2014 farm show Community – During a recent meeting, directors of the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association (OVSGA) distributed to worthy recipients some revenues from the annual Ottawa Valley Farm Show. For a donation of $1,000, directors voted to maintain their annual patron sponsorship in the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame to which, in recent years, they’ve sponsored several nominees. In addition, the Ottawa Rideau Regional Soil and Crop Association was awarded $400 and the judging team at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus got $300 in support of its activities. The team comprises some students from eastern Ontario farms. “These are the type of organizations we support because they promote agriculture in our region and beyond,” said association president John Roosendaal.

Thank you notes for contributions previously received were read from the Farm Show council, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and winners of OVSGA bursaries at Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph. Most of the meeting was occupied in planning the 2014 farm show to be held March 11, 12 and 13 at the Ernst & Young Centre adjacent to Ottawa International Airport. Admission will remain at $10, with children under 12 free. Show manager Tom Van Dusen reported that the 2014 edition is booked solid with some 350 exhibitors. There’s a waiting list of at least 40 companies and organizations, and several existing exhibitors are looking to expand. “If the Ernst & Young added another 30,000 square-feet, we could fill it,” Van Dusen said. “Its great to be so popular but some-

what frustrating that we can’t accommodate more customers.” Back this year will be the farm antiques display, a quilt show, 4-H exhibits, and a presentation by Farm Credit Canada’s Agriculture More than Ever. For the first time, one end of the centre’s lobby will be taken up with livestock information booths. “We wanted to do something to ease the congestion of commercial displays and relocation also places the breeds front and centre,” said livestock committee chairman Burt Grundy. A system is being developed that will result in exhibitors posting their booth numbers in a prominent position to help visitors locate them at the show. The large number cards will be laminated for durability and will be distributed to the booths by directors volunteering on the main set-up day.



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Congratulations and Best Wishes On Your Milestone Birthday February 11, 2014

Please join us, family and friends for an Afternoon Tea, to celebrate Earl Steadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 90th Birthday February 23, 2014 2-4:30 pm Clayton Community Hall Best Wishes Only

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Jean Laughren Best wishes on your 90th Birthday February 14, 2014 Love from all of your dear friends HAPPY BIRTHDAY #1 Dad February 15, 2014 Luv ya, Holdyn


IN MEMORIAM GOODFELLOW, Karl Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather who passed February 10, 1999. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell. Of the loss of one we loved so well, And while he sleeps a peaceful sleep His memory we shall always keep. Loving wife Ellen

IN MEMORIAM GRIFFITH, Bev - In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away February 16, 2006. When a loved one becomes a memory The memory becomes a treasure. Art

HAPPY 40TH Lezlie February 13, 2014 We are so very proud of the woman you have become. Have a wonderful birthday! Love Always, Mum, Dad, Marcus, Nanny Maidment

HARVEY - In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather, Al, who passed away peacefully, February 13, 1999. A man who was known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chiefâ&#x20AC;? worked hard all his life, And was the best at what he did. His backhoe and him were as one. In the back of our minds, our thoughts are still of you. Taken from us so soon, we hope you are in a more peaceful place. 10-4, over and out. Missed by all and never forgotten Linda, Morley, Debbie, Pete, Kelly, Dean, Karen, Brian and four grandsons

JULIAN, Howard In memory of Howie, special husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who passed away on February 14, 2003. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper for you to hear That we still love you dearly And wish that you were here We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk beside us all our lives Until we meet again. Forever in our hearts, Muriel, Linda & Wayne Susan & Trevor and families



Marilyn Ritchie and Family



I would like to sincerely thank my family for hosting my Retirement Party at Muriel and Winstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s February 8, 2014. Thank you to all who attended and for the cards, flowers, gifts, phone calls and e-mails I received. I have had the privilege of working for twelve dedicated Doctors for forty-nine years. I was given the opportunity to begin my career by Dr. Tom Ashwell, and for that, I am always grateful. Special thank you to Dr. Peter Yunker, Dr. Greg Healey and Dr. Siobhan Muldowney. My many co-workers made my tasks easier and work enjoyable. I have had the pleasure of getting to know wonderful people, who were patients, over all those years. I will treasure the memories of forty-nine years. Sincerely Marilyn Lucas


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Lois Dowdall

Alexandra Gowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family is thrilled to announce her graduations. In November 2013, Alex graduated from Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University with a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of International Business, and from Esade University in Barcelona, Spain with a Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Science in Marketing. In June 2012 she graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Management and Organizational Studies. Alex is the daughter of Beth and John Gow, the granddaughter of Carol and the late Nelson Brandon, Perth, and Margaret and Ted Gow, Kingston. She has accepted a position as a Consumer Insights Analyst with Pepsico Canada in Mississauga. Congratulations on your success Love Mom, Dad and Andrew

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Toomey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LeVoir Ken and Kim Toomey of Maberly, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Michael to Lesley LeVoir; daughter of Bob and the late Cauleen LeVoir of Ottawa. Congratulations, looking forward to the big day.

The family of the late Eleanor Jeffrey would like to thank friends, neighbours and family for your support at this difďŹ cult time. Also for ďŹ&#x201A;owers, donations, cards, food and phone calls. Special thanks to the staff at Bonnechere Manor for the care of mother, especially the personal support workers. To Reverend Min for prayers and the funeral service and the Fraser Morris Heubner Funeral Home.






HIRST; Geoffrey “Geoff”

Seccaspina, Angelo Michael (May 8, 1949 - February 8, 2014) Angelo passed away peacefully on February 8, 2014 at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. Dear son to Ida (nee Graffi) and the late Eliseo Seccaspina. Husband to Linda (nee Knight) and proud and loving father of Schuyleur and Perry. Beloved father-in-law to Stephanie (nee McGonegal). Born on the 8th of May 1949 in Udine,Italy he immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his mother to join his father Eliseo in Sudbury, Ontario. There he learned the construction trade from the ground up from his father and became a master at everything he touched. He excelled in his studies and graduated from Carleton University with a degree in architecture. Not content to work for others, he built his first building along with his father at the age of 21. The Ultra Mod Apts. still stands today on Paris Street in Sudbury. His brief stint working for others in Ottawa ranged from Minto Construction to being one of Olympia and York’s project managers for the construction of 240 Sparks. Angelo always believed passionately that if something did not exist, he would create it. Not content with just construction, he opened the eclectic store Flash Cadilac on Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa with his wife Linda in 1974. From there he branched into real estate, slowly amassing his portfolio of propertiesIn his spare time Angelo had a passion for hockey and became owner of the Carleton Place Kings Junior B hockey team for a few years while his sons played hockey. Angelo was a very private and compassionate man, and helped many a local businessman in need. He always strongly believed in the town of Carleton Place and invested his interest in many local properties. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” Angelo fought cancer each day like a warrior in battle and never once gave up. He will be sadly missed and always be remembered for his keen business sense and never-ending energy, but more for the love he had for his sons. He knew in his heart parenting was one the hardest jobs you will ever have, but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors from the Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre, Dr. Roger Drake, and the nurses from Bayshore Home Health Care Services and St. Elizabeths. Friends are invited to remember Angelo during visitation at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave, Carleton Place, ON. on Thursday February 13th from 5-9 p.m. Donations can be made in memory of Angelo to the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation - 211 Lake Ave E, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1J4.

Peacefully at home with family by his side on Thursday evening, February 6th, 2014. Geoffrey Hirst passed away at the age of 70 years. Beloved husband of Peggy Hirst (nee Heuer). Loving and devoted father of Andrew Hirst (Lynn) of North Bay, Debbie Hirst of Campbell’s Bay and Dustin Hirst (Michelle) of Whitelake. Cherished grandfather of Zach, Liam, Makenna, Katie (Scott), Peter, Samuel, Libby, Leah and Anna. Dear brother of Frank Hirst (Jean) of Ebb’s Bay and Ken Hirst (Karen) of Almonte. He will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were invited to remember Geoff with his family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 9th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Monday morning, February 10th from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Service was celebrated in Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Drive West, on Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment at White Lake Cemetery in the Spring. In memory of Geoff, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society (Pancreatic Research) or the Arnprior Fountain would be appreciated by his family. Condolences/Tributes/Donations


CAMERON Ruth Wihelmine (nee Dopson)

Entered into rest at the St. Lawrence Lodge on Sunday February 9th, 2014, Ruth Cameron aged 95 years. Beloved wife for 62 years, of the late Benson Cameron. Loving mother of Arlene Spence (John) of Athens and Dale Cameron (Vicki) of Oxford Station. Cherished grandmother of Kelly Watson (Greg) of Richmond, Penny Almeida (Lloyd) of Kingston, Joshua Cameron (Sue) of Toronto and Adam Cameron (Sissi) of Shanghai, China; and great grandmother of Paige, Rebecca and Logan Watson, Troy and Cassie Almeida, Ashwin and Anjali Cameron. Survived by sister Maybelle Lyle of Pickering; sister in laws Gertrude McGregor of Carleton Place and Ruth Cameron of Smiths Falls; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Joshua William Dopson and Sarah Louise Andison;, sisters Ita Auchterlonie and Elma McFadden; brothers Arden, Willard and Neil; sister in laws Katie, Alice and Bonnie; brother in laws Jim Couch, John Auchterlonie, Fergus Irvine, Allan McFadden and Keith Lyle; and nephew Keith Dopson. Family and friends will call at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville at a later date. In memory of Ruth, donations to CHEO, March of Dimes or St. John’s United Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at




Ryta E. Dulmage

In hospital in Ottawa on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Ryta Eleanore (Onion) Dulmage (owner of Trailing Foliage Flowers, Lanark) at the age of 69 years. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Richard. Loved mother of Sheryl ‘Sherri’ (Doug) Lewis of Perth and Sharon ‘Dawn’ Dulmage of Calabogie; cherished grandmother to Katie (Chris), Dustin, Jesse and Eleanore ‘Elle’; great grandmother of Clayton, Karter and Beckett. Dear sister of Bill (Joan) Onion of Smiths Falls, Laura Lea (Dave) McFarlane and David (Beverley) Onion both of Perth. Ryta was predeceased by her parents Laura and Hubert Onion, brother Jim Onion and sister Phyllis (Roy) Pershaw. She will be fondly remembered by her brother-in-law Robert (Marilyn) Dulmage of Cornwall and, sister-in-law Joan (Larry) Bradley of Picton, her many nieces, nephews, good friends and all who knew her. Friends may pay their respects at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Lanark on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in St. Andrew’s Church on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions towards research for the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer would be appreciated.

(nee Hussey) July 1, 1927 - February 5, 2014

Surrounded by immediate family, lovely Lillian passed away peacefully (to thunderous spiritual applause) at Almonte Country Haven. Predeceased by the love of her life Roy (‘at last we meet again’), son James, grandson Jason, brother Alfred who is survived by his wife Mary, sisters-in-law Theresa (who is survived by her husband Fred) and Kay, and brother-in-law Jack. Survived by her nieces and nephews. Loving Mother of Roy (Marie), Bruce (Nicole), James deceased, Sharon (Jerry), William (Tonia), David (Rhoda), Theresa (Charlie), Lillian (Reuben), and Laura (Norm). Grandmother to 21 and Great-Grandmother to 18. The family would like to thank the staff of Almonte Country Haven for their exceptional care and comfort shown to Lillian throughout her stay. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 28 Hawthorne Ave., Carleton Place at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sari Therapeutic Riding, 12659 Medway Ave, RR1, Arva, ON N0M 1C0, of which Lillian’s grandson Normie is a member.

(Died February 5, 2014) With family by his side in Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Loving father of David (Linda), Janie Thompson, Bryan (Valerie), Mickey (Susan deceased) and Scott (Karen). Grandfather to 14 and great-grandfather to 21. Survived by his sister Pearl Gill (Jack), brother Harry (Frances deceased) and brothers-in-law Len Curran and Jack MacFarlane. Predeceased by his sisters Isobel Curran, Shirley MacFarlane and brothers Clarence and Kenny. Friends were received at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. until funeral service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Spring interment St. James Cemetery. Donations to Fairview Manor would be appreciated.


Moss Irene Lillian (Greenwall) Moss

In hospital, Perth, on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 surrounded by the love of her family. She was predeceased by her parents Lillian (Johnson) and Edward Greenwall. Irene was the beloved wife of John Moss. She was the dearly loved mother to Steve (Connie) of LaCombe, Alberta, Greg of Stettlar, Alberta, Len of Powell River B.C. and Tamie of Brockville. She will be missed by her brothers Don (Karen) Greenwall of New Norway, Alberta and Dennis (Carole) Greenwall of Wetaskiwin, Alberta and sister Brenda (Darcy) Kirschenman of Coronation, Alberta and sisters-inlaw Cheryl Moss and Darlene (Doug Webber) Moss both of Perth. Irene was the special grandma to Sheiera and cherished best friend to Linda Grenier and Dave Card. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and her two great-grandchildren and all her many friends. Friends are asked to gather in the Blair & Son Family Centre, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Friday March 21st, 2014 from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. to share memories and honour Irene. Those wishing, in remembrance contributions to the Clarendon Blue Skies Music, c/o Cindy Glover, 100 Milton’s Rd, McDonald’s Corners, ON, K0G 1M0 would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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McGee, Leonard D. “Fibber”

Young Funeral Home, Lanark (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Hearst, Lillian Diamond



DAVIS It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Lesley Davis (nee Bond), of Oxford Mills, Ontario, on February 6th, 2014. Daughter of the late Mona and Roy Bond of Keswick, England and sister of Frank Bond, Keswick England and Jan (Brian) Giles, Ottawa, Ontario, She will be desperately missed by her loving husband, George Davis, her children Jamie (Lara)Davis of Kingston and Robin (Scott) Davidson of Oxford Station. She was such a special Nanny to Joey, Katie, Connor, Kristyn and Charlotte. Lesley was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, England on June 7, 1949 and came to Canada October 17, 1967 to start her new life. Lesley had the special gift of bringing a positive outlook to life and all of its trials and tribulations. Her unique personality and natural ability to bring humour to everyday situations endeared her to everyone. She will be sadly missed by all whose lives were touched by her, and our family is so grateful that she shared her special time with them. Family and friends are invited to attend services at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church located at 319 Prescott Street, Kemptville Ontario on Thursday February 13th at 11:00AM with a light luncheon to be followed. As per her wishes, there will be no wake services, and in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again” Tributes/Condolences: 613-258-2435


Suddenly, at home on Friday, February 7, 2014, age 84 years. Beloved companion of the late Heidi Bronson. Loving father of Wolfgang Sigl (Lisa) and Angelika Sigl. Cherished grandpa of Angellyn and Johnathon. A special thank you to Jessie Hutchinson for her care and compassion. By Leo’s request, there will be a Graveside Service for the burial of his urn in Spring 2014. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Kemptville Branch 212 would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Tributes/ Condolences: 613-258-2435.

MURPHY Doreen (nee White) Friday, February 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with ALS, at the age of 78. Beloved wife of Gerald “Gerry”. Loving mother of Daniel (Christina) and Beverly (Christopher Davy). Cherished grandmother of William, Alyssia, Holly, Michaela and James. Dear sister of Joan White. Caring cousin to Gayle Holdsworth, Norma “Nonie” Christin and Robert “Bob” Riddoch. Will be fondly remembered by her many nephews and nieces. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata ON, K2M 1H4 613-591-6580, Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Rehabilitation Centre ALS Clinic are appreciated.





Gordon Clare Loretta (née Taylor) Gordon

In hospital in Perth on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Clare Gordon at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by her husband James ‘Jim’ of Perth, her parents Kathleen (Burke) and Herbert Taylor, her sisters and their husbands Marion (Carl) Morrell, Ruth (John) Nagle and brothers and their wives Lawrence (Jean) Taylor, Gerald (Marg) and Carl Taylor and by her late great-grandson Mayson Gilbert. Dearly loved mother of Eric (Colleen Mooney), Kevin (Catherine) and Gloria Gordon all of Perth, Mike (Natalie) of Smiths Falls, and Beth (Kevin) Juffs of Port Elgin. Cherished grandmother of Brock, Curtis, Kelsey, Jen and Brittany, Mikayla and Caitlin and Matthew and Christopher. Clare will be fondly remembered by her great grandchildren, her sister-in-law Joan Taylor of Perth and the Gordon family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 from 1:00 until 4:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John’s Church on Monday at 10:00 A.M. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or L.A.W.S. would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

REID Lillian

YOUNG Elsie Caroline


At the Deep River and District Hospital on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Elsie Young (nee: Sparkes) age 92 years. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Young. Loving mother of Jim Young and his wife Dianne of Chalk River and Anne Carey and her husband Paul of Dartmouth, N.S. Cherished grandmother of Jenn Cook and her husband Michael of Kingston and Chris Carey and his wife Jenn of Dartmouth, N.S. and 3 great-grandchildren Lenny and Danica Carey and Katie Cook. Dear sister of Dannie Sparkes and his wife Muriel of Cross Creek, N.B. Predeceased by a sister Eleanor Fullerton and 2 brothers Jack and Floyd Sparkes. Friends were received at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Sunday, February 9, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service was conducted in St. Andrew’s United Church, Chalk River on Monday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. In memoriam donations to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation, the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.

VEDDER Gerard Entered into rest at the Kemptville District Hospital on Tuesday February 4, 2014 in his 93rd year. Son of Jacob and Geertje Vedder. Beloved husband of Hendrika. Loving father of Janet (John deWinter), Grace (Peter Geertsema), Hetty (Ault VanBokhorst), Jackie (Peter Ritskes), and Elisabeth (Brian VandenBerg). Also loved by grandchildren Elizabeth (Timotheus), Joshua (Sarah), Brian (Stephanie), Philip, Krista (Michael), Faith (Maurice), Rachel (Mark), Sarah, Tim, Jacob (Alexandra), Michael (Jill), Katrina, Erika (Ian), and Jeremy. Missed by nine great grandchildren. Mr. Vedder rested at the First Christian Reformed Church 2455 County Road 18, Kemptville on Friday February 7, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday February 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Christian Reformed World Renew would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613989-3836). Online condolences may be made at

Kathleen Mildred ‘Nana’ Sergeant,

Wilson, Alice Georgena (nee Armstrong) (1933-2014)

At her home in Carleton Place on Sunday February 9, 2014. Alice Wilson, loving wife of Keith Wilson for 56 years, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her parents Yorke and Edna Armstrong of Calgary. Loved mother of Don Wilson (Nancy) of Kanata and Cameron Wilson (Ita) of Vancouver BC. Cherished grandmother of Trevor, Brenna and Reid (Don) and Macdara and Saorla (Cameron). She will be sadly missed by her brothers and sisters Arthur Armstrong (Linde) of Vancouver, Washington, Arthena Fleming (Larry) of Calgary, Gordon Armstrong (Mirka) of Calgary, and Marion Dick (Ron), of Calgary. Predeceased by her sister Ilene Armstrong. Alice will be fondly remembered by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Eileen Laycock (Bob) of Calgary, and Newton Wilson (Mary) of London ON. Predeceased by Dorothy Moxley (Reid), Stan Wilson and John Wilson. She is survived by her aunts, uncle and many nieces and nephews, as well as her many good friends across Canada, particularly in Old Time Fiddle Organizations, where she played and taught traditional fiddle back up piano at many workshops and fiddle contests, while living for many years in Abbotsford BC. Her love for music was evident here, in the Ottawa Valley, where she continued to be a willing participant at many functions in the area. A memorial service will take place at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Monday February 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. For those who wish, a donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada, 205-145 Front St. E., Toronto ON, M5A 1E3, would be appreciated by the family.


Lianne Kimberly June 10, 1980 – Feb. 10, 2014





It is with heart breaking sadness that Andrew and Ben experienced the loss of their precious wife and mother Lianne Kimberly Vandusen. Her loss will be deeply mourned by her mother Heather, stepfather Aaron, father Don, step-mother Sandra, mother-in-law Nancy, fatherin-law Barry, sisters Beth (Adam) and Allison (Matt), brother William (Kate), much loved niece Aubree, grandmother Enid, Cherished friend Megan Dignard, and many family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 95, Smiths Falls, from 1-4 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014. As expressions of sympathy, a trust fund for Ben’s education has been established. Her bright and beautiful spirit will continue to fill our hearts. Online condolences available at

John Alvin Cameron

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


Passed away at her home in Fairview Manor, Almonte, Ontario on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late James (Jim) Reid. Loving mother of Marjorie (Basil) Beach, Mildred (late Ron) Kinghorn, Helen (late Don) MacFarlane, the late Ruby Ferguson, Elsie (John) Clarkson, Jack (Evelyn) Reid and Carole (Bill) Flint. Survived by 14 grandchildren, 31 greatgrandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister of William (Grace) McIntosh, Margaret (late Warren) Craig, Gordon (Wilma) McIntosh. Predeceased by brothers Jim, Dave, Alex, Russell and by a sister Ethel. Friends were received at Zion-Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin Street, Carleton Place on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 12 noon until time of Funeral Service at 1 pm. Reception followed in the Church hall. Spring interment Guthrie United Cemetery, Clayton. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carleton Place Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 61 Lake Avenue, West. Memorial donations to Fairview Manor would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

Cameron In hospital in Perth on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 John A. Cameron at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Margaret E. (Close) Cameron for 51 years. Much loved father of Marsha (Peter) Lindell, Julie (Scott) Dwyre, Brent (Heather) and Jamie (Debbie) Cameron. Cherished grandfather of Eli, Liam, Jonah, Erika, Julian, Karley, Kaleb, Peter and Robert. Dear brother of Frank (Lois) Cameron, Thelma (late James) Munro, Ronald (Heather) Cameron, Gloria (late Shay) Salters, Brenda (Ken) Wright, Linda Beatty and Sonny (Bonnie) Cameron. He will be remembered by all his family, many nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Monday, February 10th, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


In hospital in Perth on Friday, February 7th, 2014 Kathleen M. (Crampean) Sergeant at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Carl in 1993. Loved mother of Lloyd and his wife Paula; cherished grandmother of Taylor and Connor. Dear sister of Annie Russell (late Doug) of Saskatchewan, Evelyn Mallett (late Don) of Caledonia and the late Genevieve (Roy) Ferguson, Neil Crampean and Rhoda Crampean. ‘Nana’ will be missed by the Sergeant family, nieces, nephews and all her family. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Monday, February 10th, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment took place in Crawford Cemetery, McDonald’s Corners. In remembrance, contributions to the Medical Bank of the Perth Civitan Club would be appreciated.


Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit


ASSELSTINE William Patrick (Pat) Suddenly at home on Saturday February 1st, 2014 in his 59th year. Sadly missed by his daughter Laura and stepson David, Lindsay and Adam Campbell and 8 grandchildren. Beloved son of Arnold and Lorraine Asselstine. Dear brother of Mischel Asselstine, Michael, Terry, Ronald and Randy. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements in care of Goodfellow’s Funeral Home, Parham. There was visitation at the Funeral Home on Wednesday February 12, 2014 from 12 noon until 2pm. A celebration of life was held at 2 pm. On line condolences at

WENDELBOE, John Paul December 1, 1959 - February 18, 2009 In loving memory of a deeply loved Father, Son and Brother. You are always in our hearts. We think of you everyday. The Wendelboe Family

THE EMC - 37 - Thursday, February 13, 2014



CURRIE, Allan – Forever missing you and holding you in our hearts… The most loving and caring father and grandfather, who passed away February 14, 2013. We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday And every day before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping; We have you in our hearts. We miss and love you so much Dad (Grandpa). Dale, Kim, Shanelle, Damon and Tiernan

TOM OKAGUCHI May 16, 1953 - February 11, 2008 It’s been six years that you’ve been gone and it seems that it was just yesterday that you were planning your retirement. But I guess time keeps going by regardless of how much time there is. I find it so hard to go everyday without thinking of how much fun we had with our friends shopping in Ottawa, just everyday events mean alot when a brother as special as you isn’t around. There seems that there’s always that sadness and memories that will always follow me wherever I go. You are not only my brother but best friend and a person with that genuine smile that will never be forgotton. Keep watching down on us Tom. Missing you is your special friend Dave Kirkwood and friends. Missing you also are your nephews Allan, Jamie, Timmy and Todd Coughlin. Missing you everyday is Your angel sister Nancy. Always in my heart, God Bless you always your Angel Sister Nancy


CARLEY The family of the late Geraldine Carley would like to thank the people who made her passing a little easier. To Rev. Ron Hunt of St. Bedes Church, the staff at Brockville General ER, 2nd floor and Dr. Carla Trail. Lannin Funeral Home for their kindness and guiding hands. To all our mother’s friends and neighbours who were always so good to her, she never forgot you guys. We would also like to thank all our friends for attending the euchre party, what a blast, our Maw Carley would have been laughing for sure. Donations to L.A.W.S., Forget Me Not Club, St. Bede’s Church, flowers, cards, your kindness, prayers and love will always be remembered and appreciated. The Carley Family



MURPHY, Jason March 1, 1983 - February 19, 2010. There will always be heartache, And often a silent tear, But always precious memories Of the days we had with you here. We will hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us Throughout our lives Until we meet again. Love Mom and Dad Adrian, Tim, Jamie and Connor

CATHERINE ANNE RODGER December 29, 1950 – February 17, 2009 You are not forgotten, Cathy Or ever will you be As long as life and memory lasts I will remember my best friend and sister-in-law. Sadly missed, Sylvia Rodger

Mildred Fox-Baker – February 6, 2007 Reg Baker – March 19, 1986 Always in our hearts Your “gang” XOX

PORTEOUS, Carl In memory of Carl, special uncle, great uncle, who passed away February 14, 2009. Sadly missed along life’s way Never more than a thought away, Precious memories keep you near As time unfolds another year. Forever in our hearts, Trevor & Susan Jason & Lori, Brendan, Dylan Dennis & Tabatha, Kyle, Kolton

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In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who passed away February 12, 2012. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper so you’ll hear, We will always love and miss you And wish that you were here. If memories and love can keep us together then with each passing day we are closer than ever. Love always, Lillian, Ronald, Gordon, Nancy, Bonnie, and Family

FEBRUARY The Millstone on-line newspaper. The Millstone covers Mississippi Mills and aligns well with the community our funeral home serves. Both my Dad and I have some ideas as to how we would like to move forward in honouring your loved ones. We hope to have these ideas come to fruition within the next couple of years. Should you have any questions, concerns or thoughts about our decision, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly by telephone, e-mail, or in person. “We Remember”

FEBRUARY 13th 1975 - Manson, Christina 1976 - Cochran, Catherine Helena 1998 - Drynan, Clarence Wm. Samuel 2000 - Dool, Anna Mary Margaret 2002 - Hutt, Norman Michael 2008 - Klaus, Franz 2009 - Halpenny, William Stewart “Bill” 2013 - Martin, Helena “Lena” FEBRUARY 14th 1985 - Stewart, Margaret Naomi 2004 - McKay, Allan Louis James 2009 - O’Connell, Ronald Joseph 2012 - Metcalfe, Raymond Herbert FEBRUARY 15th 1987 - Fee, James Kenneth 1992 - Downey, William Harvey 1997 - Munro, Edward Lewis 2013 - Hurdis, Alexander Stuart FEBRUARY 16th 1972 - Scott, Emily M. 1986 - Davidson, Edward John

2000 - Ashby, Morley John 2003 - Sulpher, Evelyn Margaret 2004 - Piccolo, Margaret Olive 2011 - Toderian, Jim David FEBRUARY 17th 1973 - Leishman, Borden 2002 - St-Laurent, Madeleine Marie 2004 - Lagroix, Joseph Fredrick Alexander 2007 - Belford, William “Bill” John 2013 - Madsen, Otto FEBRUARY 18th 1972 - Struthers, Eliza M. 1982 - Jackson (McKay), Marjorie May 1992 - Proctor, Georgina 2006 - Card, Margareth Joanne Marie 2013 - Vallentyne, William Allin FEBRUARY 19th 2002 - Flynn, Eugene Patrick 2010 - McInnes, Mary Rose

SCOTT, Art (Arthur) February 15, 2006 In loving memory of a great dad and a loving poppa. The say time heals all sorrows And helps you to forget, But time has only proved to us How much we miss you yet. Forever loved and missed Daughter Diane Granddaughters Ashley and Kelly X0X0

Cathy Rodger December 29, 1950 - February 17, 2009 As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, Silent thoughts of time together, Hold memories that will last forever. Bruce and family

METCALFE, Raymond H. – In loving memory of a dear husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa, Raymond H. Metcalfe, who passed away February 14, 2012. We miss your smile, Your joking ways, We miss the things You used to say, And when old times We do recall, It’s then we miss you Most of all. Deeply missed Margaret and Family FISHER, Arthur W. Robbins – Arthur’s life was devoted to helping those less fortunate. A gentle, loving husband, father and grandfather, who left us for paradise February 15, 1995. Gone are the days we shared, We who loved him cherish his memory. So sadly missed by Joan, Monica, Adrian and family. NEEDHAM, Rosemary and Wendy – Precious memories of a very special mother and sister. Sadly missed, Joan-Marie, June and family


RODGER, Catherine Anne (Craig) - In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt, who passed away on February 17, 2009. There is a bridge of memory, From here to heaven above, That keeps you very close to us, It’s called the bridge of love. As time goes on without you, And the days turn into years, They hold a million memories, And a thousand silent tears. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we will never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts. Thinking of you now and always Sadly missed and forever loved From: Connie, Cynthia, Candace and Families



TENNANT - In loving memory of dear parents and grandparents, Audrey, who passed away March 1, 1995, Harold who passed away February 18, 2002 and brother Bruce November 6, 2013. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. Missing you is a heartache. That never goes away You had a smile for everyone, You had a heart of gold You left the sweetest memories, This world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Sadly missed and loved by your family


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All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.

Any Reasonable Offer. Simmons hide-a-bed, double, excellent condition; dining kitchen set, pine wood finish, 4 hoop back chairs; large black arbourite coffee table, like new; 32” Panasonic TV with stand; desk, pine coloured, 8 drawers, 2 standup fans. 613-267-1829.




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SCOTT - In memory of Robert Arthur Scott, who passed away February 15, 2006. Heavenly Love, Heaven sent one of their angels down from above, On this day of Heavenly Love. My heart is reminded of the loss, That was taken away from me Remembering our last embrace As your last breath fled away Into a Heaven Bliss. Oh my husband, a father, a friend You are our angel now Always and forever My heart melts with every memory, We have once shared Knowing you will forever live On through the hearts of others By stories we share among family and friends, You will live in Heaven right now But will always remain in our hearts For one day our Heavenly Love will unite as one. Never Forgotten by your Family

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Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. As of July 1, 2014, our “We Remember” publication will only run in


CURRIE, Allan – In loving memory of a special husband and father, who passed away February 14, 2013. They say there is a reason They say that time will heal But neither time nor reason Will change the way we feel. For no one knows the heartache That lies behind our smiles No one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. We want to tell you something So there won’t be any doubt You’re so wonderful to think about But so hard to be without. Forever loved Irene, Barbara and Earle David, Kim and family Randy, Helen and family



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2 level 3 bedroom home. 6 years new in sought after neighbourhood minutes to Perth. Great room with gas fireplace. Great working kitchen. Main floor master with ensuite and walk-in closet. Main floor laundry/powder room. Upper level 2 large bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Partially finished basement and cozy family room. 2 car garage. $1,500/mth plus utilities. To view 613-264-0002. (2)2 bedroom apartments in Perth, fridge and stove included, 670 and $795 plus hydro. Call 613-267-6115. 3 bedroom bungalow, Smiths Falls. Everything new (kitchen, bathroom with tiles, hardwood flooring, HE furnace, central AC). $1,250/month plus utilities. 613-315-8185. kijiji ad ID#566170077. 3 bedroom, newer executive home with view of Dalhousie Lake. Access to public beach, 5 appliances included, main floor master with ensuite, rent $1,100 per month. Propane heat and utilities extra. Respectfully, no smoking, no pets. 613-264-0002.

LUXURY APARTMENTS COLONEL BY now has a couple of two bedroom units available, with one or two bathrooms. COLONEL BY is a luxury apartment building with a library, entertainment room, exercise room. All units have central air. Located in a residential area close to the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-283-9650 Almonte- 2 private rooms, 1 room $480.00 and 1 room with private bathroom $570.00, Bachelor Apartment $675.00 all inc util. internet, cable. Carleton Place- 2 1 Bedroom Apt, $670.00 .plus util. Commercial or retail space $650.00 plus ulil Indoor and outdoor parking and storage for rent. Call 613-253-7777. Almonte, house for rent, 3 bedrooms, gas heat, garage, large lot. $1,200/month plus utilities, no pets. Available March 1. 613-256-3202.

For 1100.00 per month, all inclusive, private parking, 2 bedroom, 1 large bathroom,close to Brockville. Call for showing. (613) 498-1328

Kemptville- 2 bedroom upstairs apt. Available at Sandy Mountain. No pets. First, last, references required. $850/mth. includes Bachelor suite- between heat, hydro, fridge, stove, Perth/Carleton Place, extra parking. 613-989-2100. large furnished, washer, dryer, Feb. 1. No pets. No Kemptville- brand new, 2 smoking. $600/month. bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms R e f e r e n c e s . contemporary condo ter6 1 3 - 3 2 6 - 0 3 6 6 , race home in desirable 613-618-2662. neighbourhood. 1138 sq.ft. many upgrades. Brinston area, House for Close to hospital, schools, rent, adults preferred. hiking tails and shopping. Available immediately. Condo fees, water and $600/month plus utilities. parking spot are included. First and last month’s rent Gas and hydro extra. required. 613-535-2163. $1,300/mth. Call Mike 613-325-0754. Brockville St., Smiths Falls. 2nd floor, 1 bed- Main St East, Smiths room apartment. Private Falls. 3+ bedroom, lovely entry. Well maintained. brick 2-storey home, Storage. Hydro extra. utilities extra. Laundry, Parking, yard. Available water included. Dining immediately. $600/month. room, storage, parking, 613-283-1697. yard, brick front porch. Available March 1. Carleton Place. 2 bed- $ 1 , 2 5 0 / m o n t h . room apartment, private 613-283-1697. entrance, March 1. Heat, hydro, cable included. No Merrickville, $975. Refpets. 613-257-5387. erences required. Quiet, Carleton Place, 3 bed- private, bright, furnished unfurnished. Fully room upstairs apartment, or $1,150/month, heat, hy- equipped kitchen, bathdro, water, fridge and room, laundry, bedroom stove included. Washer, (queen), A/C, patio, parkdryer hookup. Shared ing, 4 minute walk to yard. Parking. Available downtown. No smoking, no pets. 613-269-2964. March 1. 613-290-6638.

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downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905.

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FOR LEASE Heritage Court is an amazing group of 7 retail stores under one roof in Downtown Almonte. Effective April 1st 1200 square feet of store front space will be available for a successful retail business. For additional information please contact Gord Pike at 613-720-0456. CL454261_0213 FOR RENT

Downtown Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, 18 Beckwith St South. Heat, hydro, water and parking included. Laundry facilities on site. Available March 1. 613-284-1736.



spacious, luxury apartment, newly renovated, 10’ ceilings, hydro massage soaker tub in large bathroom with separate standup shower, real slate and hardwood floors, 5 stainless steel appliances. Heat, hydro, storage and parking included. No smoking. No pets. Available February 1. $1,100/month. Leave a message 613-720-4328. Merrickvillecentral, 2-storey, 1 bedroom plus loft apartment newly renovated, 2 bathrooms, parking, washer, dryer, fridge stove, dishwasher and water included. Hardwood floors. $1,000/month plus heat and hydro. 613-608-6033. Serious enquiries only please. Osgoode: 2 bedroom apt. Appliances, laundry & parking included. $800/month plus utilities. No pets, available immediately. Walking distance to amenities. 613-826-3142.

LUXURY APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a 1 bedroom unit available, as well as a couple of 2 bedroom, one bathroom units. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library, and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton 613-267-6980

Pakenham area. 2 bedroom brick bungalow with carport. 20 min. to Kanata. 5 appliances. $1,200/mth. Clean country air and sunsets are free. 1 year minimum. First/last. References required. Available immediately. 613-256-2534.



Oxford Station- Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartment, 10 minutes from Kemptville. $1,175/month includes heat, hydro. Available March 1. Beth 613-231-4127.

Smiths Falls- available immediately. Nice 2 bedroom apt. Downtown. Heat in$725/mth. Perth- 1 bedroom apt. cluded. Centrally located. $675 in- 613-283-7000. cludes heat, water, fridge, stove. No pets, non-smoking building. Available Smiths Falls. Bachelor March 1. First/last months apartment, available May rent. 613-257-2338. 1, no pets, no smoking, single female preferred. Graham Perth- 2 bedroom apart- Call ments, $700/mth, in mod- 613-283-0865. ern, well maintained, centrally located building. Security/intercom system, Smiths Falls- Carssprofessionally maintained, ridge Apartment, 1 bed$935/month, laundry facilities. Parking room, included. Plus hydro. available immediately. Heat, hydro, cable in613-298-2983. cluded. Please call 613-283-9650. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in clean, quiet, adult building. 10 Craig St. Smiths Falls, Chambers Fridge, stove, parking and St., cozy 2 bedroom, heated. laundry facilities. upper, $820/month + utilities. $700/month plus hydro. Available immediately. March 1. References, first and last required. Phone 613-283-5996. 613-206-1577. Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $795/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth. Charming 2 bedroom apartment, in clean, secure building, close to pool and amenities. No dogs. Available April 1. 613-267-6940. Perth, large, bright 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Close to stores and other amenities. Laundry, storage locker and parking available. Ample kitchen cabinets and closet space. Private balcony. Fridge and stove provided. Please call 613-264-0002.


STORAGE Smiths Falls


Indoor storage of all sizes Outdoor storage also available 613-285-5507 Smiths Falls 613-264-0213 Perth


Ticketing Agent For: ÊUÊ,Ê/  /-ÊUÊ" 9Ê*  OTTAWA SHOPPING – Feb.26 – Bayshore or Carlingwood .............................. $17.00 THE LEGENDARY PATSY CLINE Apr. 25, Stirling - Includes lunch ................ $95.00 GOODNIGHT & MAY GOD BLESS Apr. 30, Stirling - Includes lunch .............. $89.00 A Tribute to “Red Skelton”

PASSPORT SHUTTLE Apr. 30, Ottawa - We are pre-registered.......................... $17.00 KINGSTON SHOPPING May 7 - Cataraqui Mall ........................................... $17.00 RIDEAU CARLETON CASINO $10 Slot Play.............................................. $12.83 March 4 - April 1 - Portland, Smiths Falls - 3 Locations Feb. 19, Mar. 19 - Perth, Smiths Falls - 3 Locations

—HOLIDAY TOURS— CASINO RAMA GETAWAY – May 5-6, Call for brochure. Visit our website: 284–2003 or 1-800-667-0210 PERSONAL

Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? There is help available for you in AL-ANON/Alateen. Call 613-284-6100, 257-3138, 272-3105, 203-3713, 826-2566, 283-5038. Dennis McCarthy, born July 1, 1977, and Brad McLinchey, born December 30, 1974, or anyone knowing their whereabouts please call Kate McGinnis as soon as possible 613-253-2111 extension 6105. Overeaters Anonymous 613-264-5158 TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers, CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4486

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Smiths Falls. Nice 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Fridge, stove, back yard, parking, non-smoking, no pets, first and last. $755 plus hydro. 613-342-0829, RETIREMENT APART- please leave message. MENTS, ALL INCLUSIVE Meals, transportation, acREAL ESTATE tivities daily. Short Leases. Monthly Specials! Call 877-210-4130 Attention Farmers: Farm Land 80 Acres of Tile Room- Located in the Drain Farm Land, Richheart of Perth near the mond/ North Gower area. Perth Pool. Walking dis- Call 613-489-2001 or tance to Algonquin College 613-880-0494 and all essential services. Room and house privilegREAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE es available in a 4 bedroom house shared with SERVICES SERVICES other tenants. House has full basement with newly renovated bathroom. Gerry Hudson Washer and dryer available in basement. House is Kingston 613-449-1668 completed with yard, deck, Sales Representative and shed. Available JanuRid eau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage ary 1st, 2014. $550/month 613-273-5000 Utilities Included (Water, Heat, Air Conditioner, Hydro). No Pets. No smok- Kingston: Newly listed, spacious 3 bedroom home in ing in house. Contact: popluar Kingscourt area, finished basement, large 613-264-8565 After 7 p.m. rear deck, garden shed, brick driveway, birch tree. $187,900. Anxious for your offer! Portland Village: 3 blocks from lake. Spotless 3 bedroom updated home, 1-1/2 baths, garage, large decks, $135,900 with $1,000 down O.A.C. Cottage Resort Business: 14 furnished clean and tidy rental cottages, over 800’ of great shoreline. 7 room owners home. $735,000 includes 10 boats, 10 motors, all furnishings. 100 Acre Hillside Productive Farm: Huge dairy barn and 10 room red brick farm house. Small maple bush, 1000’ road frontage. $224,900. Owner anxious. Secure Fixer Upper: Popular Village sturdy 3 bedroom home on huge lot with small barn/garage. Several trees. 50’s Plus Owner will accept $59,000 o.b.o. with $2,900 down. Building Napanee area: Streamside attractive 4 bedroom 2 storey spacious 1-1/2 bathroom, clean and tidy farmCarleton Place house on treed acre plus waterfront lot, just minutes No Smoking from Napanee. $179,000. Perfect village 1200 sq.ft. spacious like new bungaNo Pets low. Fully finished lower level. Large master bedroom $700.00 and up with ensuite. Lot 300’ deep x 90’ frontage. Bargain priced at $163,000. Seniors’ Discounts

Call 613-720-9860 or 613-823-1694


Ont. Reg. #4072302

Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, large living room with gas fireplace, kitchen, fridge, stove, microwave, lots of cupboards, 3 pc bath with shower in tub. Heat and hydro all inclusive. Parking for one car. Available May 1. Centrally located. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham for appointment 613-283-0865.

Wanted: Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price; Cash buyer seeking small hobby or horse farm with good house and barn. Any location; A large track of waterfront property for possible development

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BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING DELIVERY ROUTES 1) Ashton (approximately 1045 papers) plus various box drops - Reference #CE001 2) Carleton Place (approximately 382 papers) various group box drops – Reference #CJ001 Work consists of weekly pickup and delivery of papers from our Smiths Falls warehouse and delivered to mailboxes and specified addresses. Route maps and addresses will be provided within the geographic boundary of the specified route. Bids accepted unƟl Friday Feb 21, 2014 (5 p.m.) Contracts Commence Wednesday February 26, 2014 Required documentaƟon includes bid price, proof of insurance, proof of valid driver’s licence and driving abstract. When submiƫng a bid remember to include reference # of route. Bid informaƟon packages available for pick up at the front desk located at 65 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON. Bids addressed to: Lori Sommerdyk, DistribuƟon Manager 80 Lorne Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5J7 Email: CONTRACT NOT NECESSARILY AWARDED TO LOWEST BIDDER. NOT A PUBLIC OPENING


1 bedroom upstairs apt. Central location, Carleton Place. Fridge and stove included. First and last months rent and good references required. $650 plus heat and hydro. No FINANCIAL / INCOME TAX pets. 613-257-4627.





Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.






Developmental Services of Leeds & Grenville is accepting applications for Community Support Workers (part-time contract) The position of the part-time respite and Community Support Worker is responsible for providing support to individuals with a developmental disability in their home and in the community. The position provides opportunities for stimulation and recreational support in a variety of locations. The position also provides respite services for families and individuals. Minimum Requirements: • College Diploma in a related field (BST, CYW, DSW) • 1 year practical experience with individuals who have a developmental disability preferred • Knowledge and understanding of the needs and best practice service standards for persons with developmental disabilities • Good problem solving skills • Good oral and written communication skills • CPI, CPR and First Aid training • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle Please visit for complete job description. Please submit resume by Tuesday, February 18th to: Executive Director, DSLG, P.O. Box 1688, Brockville, ON K6V 6K8 Fax: (613) 345-1685 or

2337 Parkedale Avenue, Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W5 Fax: (613) 342-5330 Trillium Health Care Products is a manufacturer of high quality health and beauty products. Our product lines include a number of recognized health care products to notable multi-national and domestic businesses in the North American marketplace. Our business has an opportunity for a: Procurement Manager

ROLE OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Purchasing Manager will collaborate with the Brockville Leadership Team on strategy, objectives and deliverables. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the overall Cost and Vendor management portion of the Supply Chain. While not having any direct reports, the Procurement Manager will set rules and guidelines that the buyers and procurement leader will follow when dealing with and interacting with vendors. The role is primarily focused on high level strategic objectives rather than day to day operational executions The Purchasing Manager will be required to intervene at times with vendors as an escalation point in the crisis chain

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES u Create procurement demand plans identify long term purchasing requirements u Participates in an on-going improvement process. Develops new, or modifies existing systems and procedural processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness. u Approves contract matters including those involving high cost or high risk, e.g. equitable adjustment request including time/money u Working with Quality, develop a Non-Conformance reporting system, instructing employees and suppliers in implementation and usage of Non-Conformance Database tracking quality, delivery, invoicing issues, and pursuing Non-Conformance credit from suppliers. u Produce in-depth Vendor Handbook outlining Trillium expectations, implementing a Vendor Report Card system based on handbook expectations. u Strategically reach organizational goals of sourcing globally, lowering prices, shortening product life cycles, reducing inventory, and reducing warehousing costs. u Leads and manages the forecasting and procurement planning of all material/ equipment/services in such a manner as to effectively meet the needs of both internal and external customers. u Provides leadership through ongoing coaching and mentoring of staff, input to performance reviews, and establishes development objectives in consultation with staff and manages remedial action for performance improvement. u Performs other duties, consistent with the position, as required or assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS u 3 year college Business Diploma or equivalent experience. u 5 years in a senior Procurement Role u 5 years in a leadership role u Experience in managing vendors u Understanding and knowledge of markets, trends and cost impacts u Strong negotiation skills u Demonstrated leadership ability u Knowledge of Pharmaceutical industry is an asset u Project Management experience u Lean experience an asset. u Advance proficiency at Microsoft Office package. u APICâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s /PMAC courses and or other accreditation an asset Ability to assertively/ effectively communicate and relate with individuals at all levels both inside and outside of the organization. u Superior planning and organization skills. u Superior Analytical skills. u Decision maker with ability to direct/ delegate as well as collaborate effectively. u An effective energizing/ enabling Pharmaceutical Industry leader and change agent. u Conflict solver/mediator. If you are qualified for this position please forward your resume in confidence to: Human Resources Trillium Health Care Products 2337 Parkedale Ave. Brockville, Ontario K6V 5W5 Fax: (613) 342-5330 E-mail in Word format: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.




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ALL CLAIMS against the Estate of BRIAN OWEN JOSEPH HENDY, late of 37 Daniel Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1J5 (in the County of Lanark), who died on or about the 22nd day of December, 2013, must be filed with the hereinafter stated Solicitor for the undersigned personal representative on or before the 24th day of March, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to claims then filed.




DATED at Smiths Falls, Ontario, this 30th day of January 2014. CHAD LEE HENDY, Estate Trustee With a Will (Executor) Gregory W. Fournier, Solicitor 35 Daniel Street, Box 752 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4W6


His Solicitor herein.





PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: u Vendor Relationship u Manages Service Portion of business. Example: Uniforms, Freight, etc,. u Oversee quotation process, involvement where needed u Oversee yearly setting of Cost Standards u Creation of Supply Agreements u Creates purchase requisitions as required for high level buys or special project requests. u Develops and maintains competitive sources (primary and alternative) for â&#x20AC;&#x153;A-Classâ&#x20AC;? materials, supplies and services. u Reviews contractual terms and conditions offered to and requested by suppliers to ensure the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best interests are protected. u Performs cost/price analyses for Vendors to advise management of potential saving and establish negotiation goals. u Works with Vendors to reduce their lead times. Monitors vendor performance and holds them accountable to deliver on-time.



Found- Ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polaroid prescription glasses in front of Scotiabank, Perth on Friday, February 7. 613-267-9613.



LUNG HEALTH COORDINATOR Position .8FTE Lanark Renfrew Health & Community Services, is a non-profit organization offering primary health care, health promotion and illness prevention services to support the people of our community in achieving the best possible health and social well being. The Lung Health Coordinator will be based at the North Lanark CHC in Lanark Village and have responsibility for Lung Health services at additional locations in Killaloe, Beachburg, Smiths Falls, Merrickville and Portland. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lung Health Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and ongoing evaluation of the Lung Health Program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Coordinator ensures efficient and effective service delivery. The Coordinator has a leadership role in all aspects of the program including providing management and support to the program staff at the various CHC sites. This position is also responsible for assisting the primary care providers in assessing, diagnosing and educating clients and their families or caregivers about lung health, focusing mainly on asthma and COPD. Lung health assessments are conducted, spirometry is performed according to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines and education and self management is taught to clients, families and caregivers in accordance with program standards and host site guidelines. Other duties include partnering with community organizations, local health care providers and hospitals to increase awareness, knowledge and skills of lung health. QUALIFICATIONS: â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), who holds a general certificate of registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists in Ontario, with no limitations. â&#x20AC;˘ A minimum of 3-5 yrs. in progressive management experience in a health setting with experience in program planning, development, and evaluation skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Develops specific budgets, work plans, monitors expenses and identifies/reports opportunities for program improvements, sustainability and possible expansion. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience and understanding of rural communities and rural health needs. â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated excellent organizational and time management skills. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence into practice. â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated competency in spirometry testing, in (accordance with American Thoracic Society Standards). â&#x20AC;˘ Certified Respiratory Educator(CRE) â&#x20AC;˘ Self-directed practitioner. â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and access to a personal vehicle Please submit a cover letter and resume by noon on February 26, 2014 to: John Jordan, Executive Director Lanark/Renfrew Health & Community Services 207 Robertson Drive, Lanark, ON KOG 1KO Tel: 613 259 2182 Email: Only those interviewed will be contacted.

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Trillium Health Care Products



Administrative Assistant position, VonSchrader Canada, Carleton Place. Strong computer skills, A/P, A/R, Payroll, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Quick Books. Experience in Internet Marketing an asset. Email resume to 613-257-5200. CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248 Conveinence Store in Perth looking for mature, polite, responsible and reliable person to work parttime during evenings and weekends. If interested please email a resume to Dental Hygienist for 1 year maternity leave, start mid-April. Full-time. Almonte. Fax resume to: 613-256-1832. Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $ 1 1 . 0 0 - $ 1 4 . 0 0 / h r. (613)489-3993 or HELP WANTED - LOCAL PEOPLE NEEDED!!! Simple & Flexible HomeBased work. 100% Genuine Opportunity. F/T & P/T. Very Easy No experience Required. Income is Guaranteed! No Fees Help Wanted! Make $1000 weekly mailing brochures from HOME! NO experience required. Start immediately! HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! $775.35 Weekly Mailing Companies Brochures / DATA ENTRY For Cash, $300-$1000 Daily From Your Home Computer. Genuine!. PT/FT, No Experience Required. Start Immediately!.


EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTIO SALES PERSON Submit resumes by email to jim@awdcontrac or fax 613-264-4212






Willows Agriservices Ltd. is looking to hire a ďŹ eld sprayer operator for the 2014 cropping season. The ideal candidate would possess 5 or more years of experience and have a valid exterminators license. The position can be seasonal or lead to full time employment. An AZ license would be an asset. Please email resumes to: WILLOWS Agriservices Ltd 422 Hartsgravel Rd. Delta ON, K0E 1G0


The Ferguson Forest Centre is looking for a General Nursery Technician for the operation of farm and nursery equipment, general labour and maintenance. This is a hands-on position responsible for a variety of general nursery operations duties under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager. For a complete job description and further information check the careers section of our website at, or contact us by e-mail or by phone at 613-258-0110. To apply send your resume to Ed Patchell at or to the above address by February 28, 2014. CL452086_0206

If you possess a desire to help others who are experiencing difďŹ culties and/or distress please call Debbie or Bruce at (613) 345-1290 or 1-866-544-5614 as soon as possible.

Job Title:

Class A Mechanic


Please submit your resume to the Main Desk or by mail to: Canadian Tire 45 Dufferin Street, Perth, Ontario, K7H 3A5


Training is provided.

High volume, reputable service centre seeking a Class A mechanic. Minimum of 3 years licensed experience required and knowledge of emissions/air conditioning repairs and familiarity of all makes/models an asset. The ability to multi task and work in a fast pace teamwork environment is a must.

Davis Landscape & Design

Employment Opportunity Engineering Coordinator

M. Davis Landscape & Design is seeking a permanent full time position for a landscape construction foreman. Residential and commercial experience is required for the position to be filled. This is an excellent opportunity to work for one of the premier landscape companies in Eastern Ontario. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory role with a proven track record in managing all aspects of a landscape project.

The Municipality of North Grenville is accepting resumes from interested and qualiďŹ ed candidates for the position of Engineering Coordinator (full time, permanent). A complete job description and information regarding salary is available at Your resume and references must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday March 6, 2014 to: Christa Stewart, Public Works Clerk Municipality of North Grenville 285 County Road 44, Box 130, Kemptville ON K0G 1J0 Telephone: 613-258-9569 x133 Fax: 613-258-9620 e-mail:

Lanark County is seeking competent, dynamic students to fill the following student positions this summer: HUMAN RESOURCES CLERK (Posting #CS2014-001) ROAD MAINTENANCE CREW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 Positions (Posting #PW2014-002) CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST (Posting #PW2014-003) For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at CL452139/0213


TOWN OF CARLETON PLACE - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Town of Carleton Place is seeking a team oriented individual to ďŹ ll the full-time position of Building Inspector/Plans Examiner. Summary: Reporting to the Chief Building OfďŹ cial, the incumbent will ensure that inspections, plans examination and permit issuance are completed within the compliance requirements of the Ontario Building Code. This position is the primary point of contact for customers seeking information about technical and administrative activities for the department. QualiďŹ cation/Experience: s 0OST SECONDARYDEGREEORDIPLOMAINRELATEDlELD s +NOWLEDGEOFTHE"UILDING#ODE!CT THE/NTARIO"UILDING#ODE THE3UPPLEmentary Guidelines, the referenced Standards Documents and other applicable LAWSASTHEYAPPLYTOTHEPERMITAPPLICATIONPROCESS s %LIGIBLEFOR"#).QUALIlCATIONASREQUIREDBY3ECTIONOFTHE/NTARIO Building Code s #OMMUNICATEEFFECTIVELYWITHTACTANDDIPLOMACYTOTRANSFERTECHNICALINFORMATIONTOBOTHTECHNICALANDNON TECHNICALPEOPLE s !BILITYTOPERFORMINAFASTPACED DETAILED ORIENTED MULTI TASKEDENVIRONMENT while dealing with tight service deadlines and unplanned interruptions. !DETAILEDJOBDESCRIPTION FORTHISPOSITION CANBEACCESSEDATWWWCARLETONPLACE ca )NTERESTEDAPPLICANTSAREINVITEDTOSUBMITANAPPLICATIONINCONlDENCEBY 0--ARCH QUOTINGh"UILDING)NSPECTOR0LANS%XAMINERv!TTENTION(UMAN Resources by: Mail: Town of Carleton Place !TTN(UMAN2ESOURCES "RIDGE3TREET #ARLETON0LACE /.+#6 Email: &ACSIMILE 7ETHANKALLAPPLICANTSFORTHEIRINTERESTHOWEVERONLYTHOSEAPPLICANTSSELECTED for an interview will be contacted. The Town of Carleton Place is an equal opPORTUNITYEMPLOYERFOLLOWINGTHERULESANDREGULATIONSSETOUTBYTHE(UMAN2IGHTS Code. Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of determining suitability for this competition only and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom OF)NFORMATIONAND0ROTECTIONOF0RIVACY!CT!CCOMMODATIONWILLBEPROVIDEDIN ACCORDANCEWITHTHE!CCESSIBILITYFOR/NTARIANSWITH$ISABILITIES!CT!/$! UPON request.


Fax: 613-838-5779 or email



We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act will only be used for candidate selection.

FAX YOUR AD 283-5909

Looking f o r Wo rk? WE WANT TO HELP!

Free Services Include: +  A s s i s t a n c  )  &     % '  %    " v  $  e t t e r s + !&"! "$'##"$& +  "      %   " % &  !  % +  P     "   r i a l s / P l a c   ! & %  +  $   !  !    $  !   !  e n t i v  %   " $  #  "y e r s + Acce%%&" # !&$!& " #'&$% +  #  " *  ! &      &    " $  %  " # %   $ &      &  " ! +     & $   !  !   # $ "  $  %     " !    $   $     ! &  $  "       #  "*  ! &    !    & % )

on the web: 40 Sunset Boulevard Suite 102 Perth, Ontario, K7H 2Y4 Phone: 613-267-1381 Fax: 613-267-1806 Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to/ednesdays: 10 am to 4 pm

Community Employment Services CL438633_1010

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275 County Rd. 44 Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

We are looking for PHONE LINE VOLUNTEERS for our Brockville, Carleton Place, Gananoque, Kemptville, Perth & Prescott OfďŹ ces

Job Posting


Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and in part by the Government of Canada.


Experience needed. Asset to have experience in Indian breakfast and European and Indian dinner. Must be able to do prep work and excel in a busy work environment. Please forward your resume to Hourly pay $11.90 33 Centre Street, Smiths Falls. On K7A 3B8 Fax 613 2051397



The Lanark County Housing Corporation in Smiths Falls is seeking competent, dynamic students to ďŹ ll the following SUMMER STUDENT opportunities in Carleton Place, Perth and Smiths Falls: MAINTENANCE REPAIR CREW - #LHC2014-002 OFFICE CLERK - #LHC2014-003





For further details including qualiďŹ cations and application deadline, visit our website at: If you meet the position qualiďŹ cations as found on our website, we look forward to receiving your rĂŠsumĂŠ.





We are seeking Experience Candidates for the following positions to serve the Ottawa Region, Kemptville, Prescott, Russell, Lanark and Renfrew County areas. â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Personal and Home Support workers â&#x20AC;˘ Experience Community Visit Nurses (RN/RPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) â&#x20AC;˘ Experience Community Shift Nurses (RN/RPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Bayshore oďŹ&#x20AC;ers paid orientation, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts including RSP, Educational opportunities and on going clinical support.

FULL TIME - 35 HRS/WEEK - SALARY $37,000 plus benefits Must have congenial personality, good telephone manner. Be familiar with Word, dicta-typing skills, and willing to learn case management systems.

â&#x20AC;˘ Chefs, Cooks, Servers and Kitchen staff â&#x20AC;˘ Pro shop Assistants, Driving Range/ Cart Pen Maintenance, Playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assistants â&#x20AC;˘ Course Maintenance personnel, Day & Night Watermen - General equipment maintenance would be an asset.



1717 Bear Hill Rd. Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 Email: Fax: (613) 839-7773

*Emails must state â&#x20AC;&#x153;RESUMEâ&#x20AC;? in Subject line. Better care for a better life CLR502680

KARSON KONSTRUCTION is looking to hire a shovel operator immediately. Minimum 5 years experience required. Please forward resume to, fax 613-839-0528 or drop off at 3725 Carp Road, Carp, Ontario.

- Practical experience with VFDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Servo controls, Pneumatics and Power Distribution Systems.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to Human Resources, P.O. Box 430, Winchester ON, K0C 2K0 or via email:





Mature Part-time Resident Care attendant for Retirement Centre. Apply to Administration 1333 Rideau Ferry Road, Perth. Fax: 613-267-6261. Opportunity for 2 hairstylists with clientelle, 2 chairs available for rental at Trichology Stylists, Perth. Cutting chair and station, separate chair in chemical area. Be self employed and control your income. Enquiries kept confidential. Call or email: 613-326-0909 or







Paid In Advance! Make $1000 a week mailing brochures from Home! Helping Home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No Experience Required. Start Immediately!


TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on February 27th, 2014, at the law ďŹ rm of Howard Ryan Kelford Knott & Dixon, 2 Main Street East, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 1A2. The tenders will then be opened in public on the same date at 3:15 p.m.



Access Taxi requires Full and Part-Time drivers for Perth and Smiths Falls

at 613-283-5555.


- Intermediate level of PLC and VFD maintenance troubleshooting skills, and basic programming skills (Allen Bradley)


Should be familiar with streets and surrounding roads. Top of the industry remuneration paid. Excellent supplemental income for semi-retired and retired persons. Please call Brett

Leisure Days Smiths Falls is currently looking for energetic Sales People who want to join one of the largest RV Sales Centers in the area. We boast one of the best inventories in the region with a wide range of new and pre-owned RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. We are a quality dealer looking to add to our successful sales team. Sales experience is not necessary but an asset. If a competitive salary and commission package interests you then please apply today. We are also accepting resumes for a Gas Certified RV Technician. Fax: 613-283-4555 Or email



Up to 12 hours/shift



- Provincial or Inter-provincial Trade certification â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Electrician (442 A License) or Certified Technician (Electrical / Instrumentation)

Homecare Position Available

Lanark County Support Services requires a parttime Support Worker I and II -Position contingent on funding directly linked to an individual. Hourly rate $15.00-$17.00 Requirements: Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Behavioural Science Technician Diploma and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, insurance, vehicle and ability to work anywhere in Lanark County. Please submit resume by February 21/14 to Darlene Henderson at 55 George St. N., Smiths Falls, ON, by fax 613-283-6234 or by e-mail dhenderson_lcss




Maple Key Day Camp in Perth is looking for talented and energetic male and female counselors for Summer 2014. Apply online at

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Electrical & Instrumentation Technician. Ideal Candidate Will Possess:


If you are an outgoing, service oriented individual with a professional attitude we welcome you to apply for the following positions for the 2014 golf season:

Suzanne Clairoux, Human Resources Coordinator Email: Fax: 613-733-8189

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Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or a bank draft, trust corporation or Province of Ontario Savings OfďŹ ce payable to the Municipality (or Board) and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. The Municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. The Municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.

Talent is a beautiful thing! Mahogany Salon and Spa is currently looking for talented aestheticians at both of our beautiful locations. Applicants must work well in a team, be ďŹ&#x201A;exible and willing to work evenings and weekends. Full and Part Time positions available. Please email your resume along with a cover letter to CL454242_0206

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This sale is governed by the Municipal Sales Tax Act and the Municipal Sales Tax Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes and the relevant land transfer tax. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: RICHARD T. KNOTT, SOLICITOR HOWARD RYAN KELFORD KNOTT & DIXON 2 MAIN STREET EAST SMITHS FALLS, ON K7A 1A2








FIREARMS AUCTION SAT. FEB. 22 AT 10:00 AM At Switzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62, Bancroft, ON

REQUEST FOR TENDER The Township of Rideau Lakes will receive Sealed Tenders until 11:00 a.m. on March 5th, 2014 for the following:

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and read â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Opportunityâ&#x20AC;? in ABOUT US to learn about a selfemployment opportunity serving businesses in your community. A background in sales, marketing or customer services is ideal to utilize our advertising venue offering businesses help in sustaining and increasing sales. There are no fees. Or call 705-325-0652 for further details. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY AT: CHECK BACK FOR REGULAR UPDATES. WE HAVE ROOM FOR YOUR QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS IN THIS AND FUTURE SALES TERMS: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Inter-ac 10% Buyers Premium Onsite, 15% on Proxibid




Further information and documents may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or downloading it from Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. Dan Chant Roads Coordinator Township of Rideau Lakes 1-800-928-2250 x227

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Sealed Tenders submitted on the prescribed Tender forms will be received by the undersigned until 3:00 p.m. local time, Tuesday March 4, 2014 after which time no further Tenders will be received. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. Mr. Brad Notman, C.S.C.M.P. Assistant Manager of Purchasing, Upper Canada District School Board 225 Central Avenue West Brockville, Ontario K6V 5X1 (613) 342-0435 ext. 1208 Greg Pietersma Chair

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SAWBLADE SHARPENING: Tools not cutting it? We sharpen carbide sawblades, chainsaws, reel mowers, etc. Contact Riley 613-400-7288 email Stittsville Area

Dutch Girl Housekeeping experienced, efficient, reliable care for your home. Weekly, bi-weekly and occasional. Call 613-267-7231. Free pick-up of old appliances, furnaces, A/Cs, car batteries, electronics, other scrap metal. Scott in Carleton Place 613-240-0374. Honest, reliable woman has openings for you, to help you with your everyday cleaning. Affordable prices. References upon request. Call Gloria at 613-464-2044 leave message. M&K Renovations looking for jobs: Siding, decking, fencing, drywall, painting, laminated floors, windows, doors. Call Mike for quote, 613-259-2446, 613-464-2622. Professional & Reliable Movers- 2 Men & 17â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cube $95/hr, 2 Men & 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Refrigerated Cube Van $95 hr + Fuel Surcharge, 3 Men & 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Moving Van $125/hr. Call to Book your Move 613-284-8281. The Painter Barry Richardson, Free estimate, Great preparation, Beautiful finish. Barry does estimate, preparation and painting. 613-200-0256 Carleton Place.


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REQUEST FOR TENDER The Township of Rideau Lakes will receive Sealed Tenders until 11:00 a.m. on March 6th, 2014 for the following:

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WILTSE BRIDGE DECK REPLACEMENT Further information and documents may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or downloading it from Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted. Dan Chant Roads Coordinator Township of Rideau Lakes 1-800-928-2250 x227

SAT, FEB 15, 2014 @ 10 AM SHARP! FOR MS. AUDREY DOHERTY OF PRESCOTT TO BE HELD @ MARSHALLS AUCTION HOUSE SPENCERVILLE, ON Ms. Doherty has moved to retirement living & will be offering antique furniture, collectibles, modern furnishings, as new appliances, house wares, tools etcâ&#x20AC;Ś Auctioneerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: Ms. Dohertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s items in as new condition. Come & bid in a warm & inviting atmosphere. Something for everyone! For a detailed listing w/ photos go to Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, Accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash or Chq w/ Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call:


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Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5. Moving Sale- Saturday February 15th 11:00-4:00 p.m., 5 Mather, Perth. Gibbard Dining set, other furniture, antiques, electric fireplace/media unit, Cornflower crystal, household items, linens, decorative pieces.

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EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE QUALITY ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION SALE Saturday, February 15 at 9:30 A.M. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty. Rd. 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy. 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1 1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd. 18, travel 1/2 km. Watch for signs! We have been commissioned to auction (Part 3) The contents of an Antique and Nostalgia store from Montreal consisting of a large qty. of advertising, toys, and other rare and interesting collectibles. Note: This is an extremely partial listing of an over 1100 lot auction with a magnificent lineup of advertising, toys, collectibles, and items not found in many of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auctions. Plan to attend for this is a very interesting auction with something for everyone. We are already booking spring 2014 on site auctions call now for available dates. We are now accepting consignments for our annual Spring Equipment & Machinery Auction. The most successful spring auction is planned and booked in the winter!!! Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for loss or accident Terms: Cash or good cheque with proper I.D. No Buyers Premium!!!!!!! Auction Conducted By: Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON (613) 537-8862 For full lising & pictures see




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Local dancer to teach more than just moves at new studio disorder was intertwined with it for so long.” Gradually, though, dance kept coming back into Gemmell’s life. Through her healing process and positive life events, such as the birth of her daughter Blakely five months ago, Gemmell decided to take a giant leap of faith and open her own studio. “I have no doubts in myself, whatsoever,” she said. Breathe Dance Company will begin offering jazz, hip-hop, acro and ballet classes as of March 1. Registration for classes will take place at the studio, located at 629 Lawrence Street in Merrickville, Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The studio offers 1,200 to 1,500 square



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Breathe Dance Company owner Lindsay Gemmell was inspired to open a dance studio in part by her five-month-old daughter, Blakely. Gemmell said. “She is just such a passionate, amazing human being. She welcomed me into her studio and I started competing with them and teaching for her.” Despite getting back on track, Gemmell said she still needed further treat-

ment so she spent four-and-a-half months in the in-patient eating disorder program at Homewood Health Centre in Guelph in the fall of 2010. When she got out of the program, Gemmell said she wasn’t sure she would ever return to dance. “I was afraid of it, because my eating

The ad for Beth Donovan Hospice that appeared in the February 6th issue of the Kemptville Advance EMC contained multiple spelling errors. Look for the corrected version of the ad in today’s paper. The Kemptville Advance EMC apologizes to Beth Donovan Hospice for any inconvenience this may have caused. R0012554984_0213


News — When Lindsay Gemmell opens the doors to Breathe Dance Company in Merrickville at the beginning of March, she hopes students of all ages learn more than just new moves. “I want to teach them not only skill and technique but also self-confidence and self-worth, how to express their feelings and emotions through dance movements, because that’s something I struggled with for a long time. I didn’t know how to voice those things, but I’ve learnt over the years that I can do that through dance, so I’d like to teach that to the kids and the youth I work with,” said Gemmell. As former gymnast, Kilmarnock-born Gemmell began dancing at Flair Dance Studio in Smiths Falls when she was 13 years old. Three years later, Gemmell began suffering from anorexia. Still, she said, dancing remained a positive in her life. “Over the years it got progressively worse and worse, but I continued dancing. It was a good thing; it was the one constant in my life. It was good for me, to a certain extent.” Gemmell hit her lowest point in 2009, after the death of her best friend. At 19 years old, the disease forced her to lose touch with her life-long passion. “I was too sick to dance or teach. I almost died. I had to stop for a while. It was my passion, it was my healthy coping mechanism, so it was really hard for me.” After getting support and accepting treatment, Gemmell started dancing again in 2010 at the Bread of Life Dance Theatre in Brockville. BOLDT’s artistic director and founder, Sam CrosbyBouwhuis “inspired the heck out of me,”

feet of dance floor with radiant floor heating, pot lights and speakers across the ceiling. In the future, Gemmell also hopes to host birthday parties. “I can’t imagine a better space.” For more information about Breathe Dance Company, visit or email Participants are asked to bring their health card and cash or cheque payments to registration. Breatheware sweaters will also be available for purchase Registration for the company will be Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m..

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News - Getting together and having some fun is something human beings have been doing for thousands of years. The notion of games and playing with each other goes back to a time when as soon as enough leisure time was available and every moment was not devoted to simply staying alive, people began to share their time and energy through games. The games were of course board games, very social and simple. The first games go back as far as 3,000 years. Boris Lysynski and Cindy Desjardins of Kemptville have taken their love of board games to the next level, creating an online business called Twice the Fun Games. Working out of their Kemptville home the couple have created an online store that caters to board gamers. “I can’t remember how old I was. I was playing games with my parents and brother. We played cards,” said Lysynski. When the school years came he would bring games to school or would simply make them up. One of the first strategy games Boris got was a Risk game. “I was from the era when dungeons and dragons was coming up,” he explained. Throughout his school years and because of his love of games, he acquired the experience to become a judge with Role Playing Games Association. Parents play games with their babies starting them off on the lifelong road of education, learning how to think and socialize. Games are part of our nature, teaching skills such as strategic thinking while having fun. Millions of people around the world enjoy playing board games and the human contact that goes along with them.

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Boris Lysynski and some of the games found online at www. also included a used game section in his list. The games are designed for ages four to 14 plus. There are also puzzles to be had. All in all there is a game or activity the entire family can enjoy. Boris said he has had no problems with shipping issues and is able to keep his customers happy with a timely and effective delivery system.

The games he gets for his online shop come basically from North America and Canada and feature the best around. To get to the online store simply go to There you will find a great selection of classic board games, party games, Game titles include: Mice and card games as well as educational Mystics, Terra Mystica, Caverna games and hard to find games. There are even outdoor games The Cave Farmers and What if and multilingual games. Boris has every day was Friday.

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St. James Anglican Church Clothier Street West, Sunday Service 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. every Sunday. Father Robert Porter 613-258-2562. Kemptville Pentecostal Church 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville. Sunday services: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls.


Presbyterian Kemptville & Mountain Pastoral Charge Rev. Samer Kandalaft. St. Paul’s Kemptville 10:45 a.m. Sunday Service / Church School / Nursery. Knox Mountain Service 9:15 a.m.

Are you grieving the loss of your husband or wife? Do you need support? Beth Donovan Hospice is pleased to offer a free therapy group specifically designed to address the needs of the spousally bereaved. This group will provide members with an opportunity to normalize and resolve their feelings within a safe, caring, and suppor ve environment facilitated by a professional grief counsellor. Grief educa on and coping tools will also be provided. Sessions will be held once per week at the Beth Donovan Hospice (25 Hilltop Crescent, Kemptville, ON) for a period of eight weeks, beginning Wednesday, February 26th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The group will be limited to eight par cipants and pre-registra on is required. Those interested in a ending are asked to contact Suzanne Duc at (613) 258-9611 X3 or, or visit



North Grenville Community Church (2659 Concession). Free Methodist 10:30 a.m Sunday Service 613-258-4815. Senior Pastor Reverend Daniel C. Massey.

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Holy Cross Church (505 Clothier St. W). Mass Times: Sat: 5 p.m., Sun: 9 and 11 a.m. Children’s Liturgy during 11 a.m. Mass. Father Andrew Shim. St. John’s United Church 400 Prescott Street 10:00 AM Sunday Service with a nursery and Church school. Rev. Lynda Harrison officiating. Offices open Tues 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., & Wed-Fri 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Phone 613-258-3259 or e-mail Calendar of events available at Building is fully accessible.

St. Andrews United 256 South Gower Dr., Heckston. Sunday Service 11 a.m. Reverend Blair Paterson 613-989-2825. Kemptville Christian Reformed Church 2455 County Rd. 18/Clothier St. W. 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m. (call for details) Sunday Services. Children’s Worship during morning service, Sunday School following a.m service. Pastor Ken Gehrels 613-2585008 Harmony Community Church 12010 Ormond Road, Winchester. Sunday Service 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Class 10:30 a.m. 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, 613-258-3665. Southgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Rd., Kemptville. 8:30 am–9:45 am and 11:11 am Lead Pasor – Ben Last. Youth and Worship Pastor Joel Van Dasselaar. Children’s Ministry coordinator Lindsay Shephard. www. The Anglican Parish of Oxford “A BIG Country Welcome”. St. Andrew’s Garretton, 11:00 a.m. Second and Fourth Sundays St. Anne’s Oxford Station 11:00 a.m. First and Third Sundays. Father Robert Porter 613-258-2562.

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Boris feels that the board games provide a great opportunity for socializing with others as well as enhancing strategic, and decisionmaking skills. “There are a large community of people who play board games online,” said Lysynski. “A few months ago I was playing with someone on the computer who lives in the Yukon.” Boris has been involved in the gaming industry in one way or another. When he started he wanted to get into the design end of gaming. “I created terrains for Dungeons and Dragons and would paint the figurines. I have taken a hobby and turned it into a business. For a while when I lived in Kanata I was asked to paint figures for the local game shop there,” he said. While nurturing his online gaming store, Twice the Fun Games, he is also out playing the actual games in the community. Getting together to spend some time with a board game is gradually becoming a fun thing to do in Kemptville and the surrounding area. Oxford Mills has a gaming session at Maplewood Hall on the second and last Friday of the month and St. John’s United Church in Kemptville has their gaming session on the first Saturday of each month. “There has always been something in the back of my mind about sharing my experience with others,” said Lysynski.





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Lifestyle - Everyone looks for the magic solution to lose weight. Magazines and television advertisements and articles introduce the latest and newest trends in diets. Every one of them guarantees great health and weight loss. They show pictures of people who have lost 50-100 lbs. Before and after pictures give the illusion that time does not play a role and this is an instant result. The truth is: 1200 calories is not much. I had always gravitated toward fad diets that did not limit my intake of food. Portion size and sheer volume of food was the most important thing to me. I did not ever want to feel hungry. The first few weeks of eating normal size portions, I honestly thought I was starving. Writing everything down and actually counting calories was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. I was miserable. It is human nature to fear not getting enough food. Early man seldom knew where his next meal was coming from. He did not have a fridge full of food. That fear is so innate and so ingrained. Food supply was often affected by weather, war, transportation, cost and a million other variables. Today mankind carries the scars of the past. Every mother has told her child to eat all of his dinner because there are starving people in Africa. Disposal of food is a waste and almost a crime in some families. In fact our current society suffers the opposite effect. A severe overabundance of food

Heather Westendorp is lending its hand in obesity, diabetes, heart disease. The mere thought of going back to eating a raw apple or celery stick is foreign to our taste buds. We layer food with salt, fat and sugar to build taste in every bite. The easier food slides down your throat and out the other end, the more you will consume. Take the coffee latte for an example. I know women who will give up half their daily caloric intake, so they can have their morning hit of salt, sugar and fat. Children no longer see their parents preparing a meal.

There is a fast food stop on every corner. Why waste time cooking? Food is often an emotional roller coaster. It is time to reverse the battle. Rather than spending money on the newest and latest weight loss trend, begin a journey to examine how much you really consume in a day. If “real” food no longer tastes good, you know there is a problem. I hear terms like bland, boring and I have to chew this, so I won’t eat it. The further you pull away from the farmers market offering basic whole foods, the faster you will end up visiting your cardiologist. The only way that weight loss centres stay in business is with return business. They even offer their select foods manufactured by their corporation for you to consume. These “diet” products may advertise lower calories, but what are they made with? Take the time to re-discover what real food tastes like and what a normal portion looks like. The food industry is not going to help you. Get real about your weight loss. You know what you have to do, so start doing it. Each and every day, every shopping trip, every single meal! Every choice you make is your own. Heather Westendorp is a graduate of the University of Guelph: Food, Nutrition and Risk Management Diploma. She has also lost over 50 lbs. and is now a healthy weight, improving her health status. Heather Westendorp is a graduate of the University of Guelph: Food, Nutrition and Risk Management Diploma. She has also lost over 50 lbs. and is now a healthy weight, improving her health status.

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South Nation’s maple education program is just around the corner News – One of the sweetest educational opportunities one will ever experience is returning to the South Nation Watershed for a 14th season. South Nation Conservation, in partnership with Sand Road Maple Farm in Moose Creek, is once again offering its popular Maple Education Program, which provides a unique, hands-on history of the production of maple syrup. Guided by SNC interpreters, prebooked K-12 school groups enjoy a leisurely hike through the sugar bush while learning how maple syrup makes it from the tree to your breakfast table. The bilingual program is offered March 4 through April 4, and interested schools must book their visits online at in advance. Tours are also available for adult groups. The Sand Road log cabin remains open to all visitors even while tours are being conducted.

The two-hour tours, which follow the K-12 science curriculum, start at 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. To offset expenses, the cost per participant is $6, which includes the tour and a maple treat. New this year, groups must pay in advance through our online booking form. Pancake meals are also available starting at $4.50 per person. The minimum number per group is 15. To help make the

program more accessible, SNC offers a bussing subsidy of up to $150 per eligible school. Additionally, SNC is offering Maple Education Lesson Kits to be loaned to schools and groups who aren’t able to visit the programming site. Program participants learn all about the evolution of the sugaring process, from boiling sap in a hollowed-out log as

Free Fun Family Day in North Gower By LAURA ARMSTRONG

Community – The Marlborough Community Centre in Pierces Corners is hosting a free Fun Family Day Monday, Feb. 17, at 3048 Pierces Road in North Gower. The day gets started at 9:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, followed by sleigh rides at 11:30 a.m. Live entertainment begins at noon, with a chili lunch featuring hot dogs starting a half hour later. The day ends with a family movie from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other outdoor and indoor activities will also run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fire destroys North Gower home News — A family of eight was displaced early Tuesday morning after a fire destroyed a home in North Gower. The family was found safe outside their home at 2365 Callendor Road when firefighters reached the scene around 3 a.m. Ottawa Fire Services say the fire appeared to have started in the garage, before spreading to the inside of the home. Crews gained entry to the structure upon arrival and started fighting the fire, before pulling out from the structure at approximately 3:25 a.m. due to deteriorating conditions. The crew continued to fight the fire from the exterior of the house. The fire was declared under control at 7:45 a.m. Damages are estimated at $400,000. The fire also destroyed two vehicles that were close to the home. The cause is still under investigation.


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the aboriginals did, to the huge cast iron kettles of the early settlers, to today’s modern evaporators that transform sap into sweet-tasting maple syrup. And, if the weatherman cooperates, participants will see maple syrup being made. While there’s plenty of fun to be had during an SNC/Sand Road outing, the true emphasis is on education, says program coordinator, Karen Paquette. Stu-

dents learn how to identify various tree species, woodlot management, and the role forests play within watersheds. “It’s all about connecting students to our natural environment with the understanding that people are part of the environment and not separate from it.” says Paquette. “Lessons learned at Sand Road can last a lifetime.”


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ROBINSON DIVISION TEAM GP W L OTL SOL Carleton Place 52 45 6 0 1 Smiths Falls 52 35 14 3 0 Brockville 52 28 21 2 1 Cornwall 51 26 19 2 4 Kemptville 51 23 22 2 4 Hawkesbury 53 15 33 4 1 YZERMAN DIVISION TEAM GP W L OTL SOL Ottawa 52 32 18 0 2 Pembroke 52 29 17 2 4 Nepean 52 23 19 4 6 Gloucester 53 20 27 3 3 Kanata 53 19 27 1 6 Cumberland 53 18 27 4 4

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RESULTS Tuesday, Feb. 4 Carleton Place 4 Kemptville 3 Kanata 5 Hawkesbury1 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Ottawa 8 Gloucester 5 Thursday, Feb. 6 Pembroke 4 Cornwall 0 Friday, Feb. 7 Brockville 4 Hawkesbury 3 (OT) Gloucester 4 Cumberland 3 (SO) Saturday, Feb. 8 DIFD Showcase in Carleton Place Brockville 5 Kanata 1 Smiths Falls 5 Gloucester 2 Kemptville 7 Pembroke 5 Cornwall 3 Nepean 0 Carleton Place 6 Cumberland 3 Ottawa 7 Hawkesbury 0 Sunday, Feb. 9 Kemptville 8 Hawkesbury 0 Smiths Falls 9 Brockville 2 Gloucester 9 Nepean 3 Carleton Place 6 Ottawa 4 Pembroke 3 Cumberland 2 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Gloucester at Carleton Place, 7:30 p.m. Cornwall at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 Pembroke at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Nepean at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING GAMES Thursday, Feb. 13 Cumberland at Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 Pembroke at Cumberland, 6:30 p.m. Carleton Place at Brockville, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Hawkesbury, 7:30 p.m. Gloucester at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Nepean at Kemptville, 7:30 p.m. Cornwall at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 Smiths Falls at Kemptville, 2 p.m. Brockville at Carleton Place, 3 p.m. Cornwall at Cumberland, 3 p.m. Gloucester at Hawkesbury, 3:30 p.m. Nepean at Pembroke, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 Cornwall at Carleton Place, 2 p.m. Ottawa at Gloucester, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Kemptville at Pembroke, 7:30 p.m. Nepean at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 Kanata at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. SOURCE:

Sports – Kemptville native Nathan Todd has been named the top player for January in the Central Canada Hockey League. The talented Brockville Braves forward received the nod as the CCHL Corporate Hype/CCM Player of the Month following an outstanding start to the calendar year. Todd had a great month accumulating 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 11 games. The Kemptville native was selected a first game star in two games and has been a key piece in keeping the Braves a play-off contender. Todd has scored in his last 13 of 14 games, leads Brockville in scoring with 62 points (30 goals, 32 assists) points and is currently fifth in overall league scoring. The Goalie of the Month honour goes to Cory Simic of the Smiths Falls Bears. Simic was a perfect 5-0, winning all of his starts as well as earning the first star in one game. The Bears netminder boasted a solid 1.60 Goals Against Average and .933 save percentage for the month while leading Smiths Falls to the second best record in the CCHL. The Whitby, ON native has won seven of his last eight starts and is currently first overall with 2.49 Goals Against and sixth with .911 save percentage. For a second time this season, Neil Doef of the Bears is the rookie of the month. The 16 year old, who won the award in October, 2013, continues to shine for Smiths Falls in his inaugural year. He collected 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 10 games and was selected a first game star once. The Princeton University commit is already becoming a cornerstone for the Bears success, now fifth in team scoring with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists) in 47 games.

Sports - The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) announced the Corporate Hype/CCM Player of the Week is Max Veronneau of the Gloucester Rangers. Honorable Mention goes to forward Quinn Carroll (Kemptville 73’s) who had one goal and six assists in three games, and Stefano Momesso (Smiths Falls Bears), one goal and seven assists in two games. The CCHL has two teams in the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Top 20 weekly rankings. Carleton Place Canadians remain at No. 5 while the Smiths Falls Bears maintained their Honorable Mention status.

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Two big wins keeps 73’s in the CCHL playoff hunt Sports – The Kemptville 73’s continue to solidify their hold of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Central Canada Jr. A Hockey League. At 23-22-2-4 for 52 points, they are six points clear of ninth place Gloucester Rangers with two games in hand. The 73’s have 11 games left in the regular season. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the Carleton Place Canadians visited North Grenville. The Canadians hold down first place in the CCHL and are ranked among the top five in the country. Jake Tugnutt was given the start in goal, his first since returning from a lengthy lower body injury. By the time the game had reached the seven-minute mark, the Canadians already had a 2-0 lead. But the 73's used their speed and plagued the larger Canadians with hard hits and broke up several plays to hold the score until the end of the first. After seeing the results of their great work, they went right back at them in the second. With an aggressive power play under way, they got burned by a short-handed goal that put Carleton Place up 3-0. Late in the period, Kemptville grabbed a shorthanded goal of its own to break the goose egg. Matt Martin and Dylan Giberson combined to send Alex Row away on the rush. A minute-anda-half later, Erik Brown picked up a loose puck and went hard to the Canadians net and was rewarded with his 21st of the season, unassisted. The period ended with Kemptville trailing 3-2. Early in the third, they were victimized again as Carleton Place scored to make it 4-2. Kemptville made it interesting as they fought back to bring the score to 4-3, but they were unable to get the equalizer. The third goal was scored by Brown with Matt Tugnutt and Doug Harvey pick-

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