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Embrace winter fun with February Frost Fest Feb. 18 BY ASHLEY KULP

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The North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch marked 20 years Sunday, Feb. 11 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Above, from left: volunteers, North Grenville Scout Adam Mitchell, Mia Buss and Liam Roberts strike a pose. For more photos, see page K4.

Get out of that February funk and into the great outdoors Sunday, Feb. 18 at the inaugural February Frost Fest. The event, co-ordinated by the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre, will be held at the Ferguson Forest Centre (275 County Road 44) from noon to 4 p.m. A host of activities for the entire family are planned, including a cheer and dance party, horse drawn wagon rides, live entertainment, a bonfire and more. According to Friends of the FFC chair Liza Duchaime, the board had been thinking about hosting a winter event for quite some time. It was after the success of its Family Fun Fest in July, which attracted 600 people, that they got down to business. “We (board) typically hibernate. We go dormant after October and don’t appear until May, so we thought, we’d like to do something in the winter,” she explained. The lack of a winter carnival in North Grenville got the board thinking about an outdoor event. They began planning back in October.

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Area MP, MPP endorse Christine Elliott for provincial PC leadership BY DESMOND DEVOY

Two prominent local Conservative politicians have endorsed Christine Elliott for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. “I’ll be supporting Christine Elliott,” said Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Conservative MP Scott Reid during a telephone interview on Thursday, Feb. 8. Elliott was a long-time P.C. MPP in Toronto’s eastern suburbs, and is the widow of the late federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. Both she and Flaherty had, in the past, sought the provincial party’s top job, and lost. Elliott resigned her seat at Queen’s Park after losing in May of 2015 to then MP Patrick Brown. Reid said he is supporting Elliott after “having a good conversation with (MPP) Randy Hillier, about who the best candidate was,” he said. “He and I came to the same conclusion.” He cited her experience in the provincial legislature, and “she gets along with her colleagues.” Former leader Patrick Brown, by comparison, was elected more on the strength of the party membership than him slim caucus support. “I was heading in that direction anyway,” Reid said of supporting Elliott. However, he said that “I genuinely can’t remember,” whom he endorsed during the 2015 race, when Elliott was a candidate. Hillier, the Progressive Conservative MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, was quick to take

to social media to announce his support for Elliott, who is attracting a lot of caucus support at Queen’s Park in Toronto. In a Feb. 7 Facebook post, Hillier wrote: “For too long our province has been deprived of true leadership and integrity. I believe Christine Elliott has the skills, experience, integrity, and leadership required to get our province back on track on day one. Those are the reasons why I’m excited and pleased to support Christine Elliott as leader of the PC Party.” In an earlier Feb. 5 Facebook post, Hillier wrote that “the best interests of Ontario must be our foundational priority and objective. The best interests of Ontario must now overtake the self-interests, the minor differences of policy or personal dislikes of our three stellar candidates and recognize that just as caucus found a unity interim leader we can and ought to find our unity candidate to take on, challenge, and defeat the Liberal government. I believe Christine Elliott is this unity candidate.” Back during the 2015 leadership race, however, Hillier did not endorse any candidate, but Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark did endorse Elliott then. This time out, however, as the party’s co-deputy leader, Clark has stated publicly that he will not endorse any candidate so as to remain impartial. Clark’s federal counterpart, however, has no such restrictions. Gord Brown, the Conservative MP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes however has

Voting will be held electronically across the province from March 2 to 9 with the new leader declared shortly thereafter. The balloting will be a preferential ballot.

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Christine Elliott, a former MPP from Toronto’s eastern suburbs, seen here in a photo from her last run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership after the 2014 election, has won the endorsements of Scott Reid, MP, and Randy Hillier, MPP, for her 2018 run. thrown his support behind Torontoarea lawyer Caroline Mulroney. She is the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney (1984-1993) and is the party’s candidate in York-Simcoe. Brown publicly endorsed Mulroney during a rally at the Thousand Islands Mall in Brockville on Saturday, Feb. 10. Also in the race is former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford, the brother of the late former Toronto mayor Doug Ford. A fourth candidate may still enter the race. Tanya Granic, president of Parents as First Educators, has said she would like to enter the race. She and her organization were opposed to the

changes to the sex education curriculum brought in a few years ago. Voting People looking to join the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to vote, you have until Friday, Feb. 16, at 11:59 p.m. to do so – online only. Also, you can only purchase your membership with a credit card. Cash and personal cheque payments for memberships were cut off on Friday, Feb. 9.

Bolt from the Blue Patrick Brown’s resignation caught many people off guard – no more so than Scott Reid who was at a federal Conservative Party gathering in Victoria. By the time he heard of Brown’s woes, “it was all over. I didn’t watch it unravel.” He was driving north on Vancouver Island after party duties in the British Columbia capital, and decided to listen to his tunes instead of switching on the radio. The next morning when he turned on the television, “I thought it (the television headline) was some kind of mistake.” Reid was first elected to parliament in 2000, and Brown served as the Conservative MP for Barrie from 2006 to 2015, but while they sat in the same caucus room together, “we just did not interact at all.” Reid stressed that his personal interests often differed from Brown’s – the Brown being a hockey fanatic, Reid preferring to spend time with family. “This is my job,” Reid said. “I had almost no interaction with him … I make a point of not socializing very often after hours.”

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Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford poses for a photo with a supporter following a recent rally at the Toronto Congress Centre. Ford is a candidate for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership.

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Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Caroline Mulroney, left, poses with a beaver mascot and Mrs. Claus at a Santa Claus parade earlier this winter.

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Leeds-Grenville MPP: Government policies Harpdog Brown joined by hurting local small businesses, manufacturers Sugar Brown at The Cove The Wynne government’s policies continue to make it harder for local small businesses and manufacturers to have the success they need to create new jobs. That’s the message Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark and Ontario PC labour critic MPP John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) heard Feb. 8 at the Northern Cables plant in Brockville and a meeting in Westport with Mayor Robin Jones, local grocer Neil Kudrinko and Seamus Cowan of The Cove. “We heard loud and clear from small businesses and industries here in Leeds-Grenville that they are suffering as a result of soaring hydro rates, growing red tape and rushed changes to labour policies,” said Clark. “These are the people who create jobs and bring investment to our communities. It’s time they had a government that listened to their concerns, rather than telling them to go out of business if they don’t like what’s happening.” “What job creators told us today echoed their warnings during Bill 148 committee hearings across Ontario,” said Yakabuski. “But unfortunately this government wasn’t listening then and they aren’t interested in what the people whose businesses are the backbone of our economy are saying to-

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Westport grocer Neil Kudrinko, left, details the cost of recent labour policy changes by the Wynne government on his business during a tour Thursday, Feb. 8 with Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, Ontario PC Labour Critic MPP John Yakabuski and Westport Mayor Robin Jones. day.” Clark’s tour of Leeds-Grenville with Yakabuski came one day after the Ontario Chamber of Commerce released its annual Ontario economic report, which revealed only 23 per cent of businesses are confident in Ontario’s economy. The confidence index is less than half of what it was in 2012. “The chamber’s report shows the

terrible price Ontarians are paying due to the mismanagement, waste and scandal we’ve seen under the Liberals,” said Clark, who noted the No. 1 factor — cited by a full 75 per cent of respondents — in why businesses lack confidence in Ontario is the economic policies of the Wynne government. Submitted by the office of LeedsGrenville MPP Steve Clark

It may be cold outside, but it will be anything but inside Westport’s The Cove Country Inn & Spa Friday, Feb. 16 for the latest instalment in the Blues on the Rideau concert series. Harpdog Brown, who plays 1950s style vintage electric blues, will headline. He’s a Juno Award nominee, three-time Maple Blues Award winner for Harmonica Player of the Year, three-time West Coast Music Award nominee for Blues Recording of the Year and the only Canadian to have won the prestigious Muddy Award in the United States. This is his second visit to Blues on the Rideau. He blew the house down on his first one back in October 2015. This time around he’s bringing singer/songwriter and guitarist Sugar Brown (Ken Kawashima) from Toronto with him. Sugar’s another great practitioner of classic vintage blues. Add in the rest of The Travelin’ Blues Show — Edmonton piano man Graham Guest, Toronto drummer Michelle Josef and a young up-andcoming trombone player named Skye Lambourne — and you have a band that is guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable night of real deal, down-inthe-alley, bake it and shake it blues! “They play the blues naturally and without gimmicks or pretension, and when you combine that with their tal-

ent, it places them at the top of their trade … You won’t find a better blues band in Canada.” — West Coast Entertainment Magazine. Tickets for the full-course buffet dinner and show, which runs from 7 to 11 p.m., are $65 and proceeds will go to support St. Edward Catholic School in Westport. Blues on the Rideau runs from October to May and each concert raises funds for a local community organization or charity. There are still seats available, but advance registration is required. Call The Cove at 613-273-3636 or email For those who want to make this night into a little mini-getaway vacation there is well priced accommodation available at The Cove, nearby B&Bs and the Westport Station Motel. The Cove will be glad to arrange this for you. If you can’t make this show, then why not take a look at the rest of this year’s and book a future show. Reserve ahead as most Blues on the Rideau nights sell out. Next up on March 16 is Sean Pinchin Band from Kitchener, Ont. For more information on the Blues on the Rideau concert series, visit Submitted by Blues on the Rideau

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he news that Canada House in the Olympic Village in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is doubling as Pride House for the duration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, is encouraging. The idea is to give LGBTQ people a safe space to watch the competitions, learn about homophobia in sport and help bridge the gap between mainstream sports and the LGBTQ world. “Within these walls where those with Olympic hearts come to gather, you are welcomed, accepted and respected,” reads a sign on the wall. It’s a positive step in an issue that has come a long way but requires further awareness, education and understanding. This kind of forward thinking made its way to Lanark County recently, with transgender awareness workshops planned to help educate the public on gender diversity through art, history and politics. Trans artists and educators Cara Tier-

ney and Behc Jax-Lynx strive to stimulate conversation on gender diversity in rural communities with performance art and educational workshops, sharing their expansive knowledge in art history, health and wellness, and politics. The workshops were not intended for transgender people, as they might not learn anything they don’t already know; they are for non-transgender people, or “cisgender” people, to learn more so that they can come to understand and support transgender people in their pursuit to live normal lives, and have the same basic rights as everyone else. Workshops like these, as well as pride parades, events and initiatives, can go a long way towards furthering the cause, in particular in rural communities where LGBTQ individuals face increased discrimination. “This is your house no matter who you are or where you come from.”

Aprons played a number of important roles for Mother Even though I had long since changed out of my school clothes, and what I had on was called play clothes, mother noticed right away that I had forgotten to put on my pinny. It was always my job to set the supper table, and for the life of me I couldn’t imagine why I would have to wear a pinny when I was handling clean dishes. But that was the rule. Any house chores were done only when you had donned your pinny. All mother had to do was say “Mary” and point to the nail behind the kitchen door. We had aprons, or a pinny, for every occasion. Ones made out of flour bags were enormous. When I had to wear one of those when I was churning

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the cream to make butter, it came from my neck and draped around my feet on the floor. That was so that the splatters of cream didn’t land on whatever clothes I was wearing. These flour bag aprons were well used. mother wore them to do heavy house chores and when she baked, and they covered her from her neck to her knees. My sister Audrey wore one too when she was doing her Saturday house chores. And there was always a goodly supply hanging on the nail beside the back door. A full apron was what mother put on when it was time for all of us to sit down to a meal. Off came the big white pinny and on went the print apron.

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Often it was the same material that had been used for one of mother’s Dan River house dresses. They were bound all around the outside edges with colourful tape, and had a pocket for mother’s hanky. Always there was one hanging at the back door too. Washed and ironed and at the ready. This was so that if mother heard someone drive in the lane, and she was caught wearing the big white flour bag pinny, she

would swiftly take it off and grab the clean one at the back door before welcoming anyone into the house. Heaven forbid that she would be caught wearing a pinny with a spot on it, especially if it was one of the big flour bag creations. My favourite apron was the little half apron; the one that just came from your waist to your knees and tied at the back. They almost always had a frill around them, and certainly there would be a little pocket. If mother had any rickrack braid left over from something she had made, it would be used to fancy up the little half apron. These came in two sizes … bigger ones for mother and my sister, and then smaller ones for me.

This was the apron I had to use to set the supper table. Aprons were changed as soon as a spot appeared. They would be tossed in the hamper waiting for the Monday washing and of course, they would be ironed, and often the little half apron would be treated to a dab of starch so they were always crisp and never went limp over whatever you were wearing. The print aprons were kept in a washstand that sat between the bake table and the back door. This washstand was bigger than the other ones in the house, and had a deep drawer, and once an apron was washed and ironed, it was laid out flat in the washstand. And there was no rooting around in the drawer either. Even though I

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might like one little half apron better than another, I had to take the one closest to the top. It seemed to me there was a lot of fuss made over something as simple as an apron. Why I had to wear one just to set the supper table, why mother only wore the flour bag aprons if no one was around, and why they couldn’t be worn until they were good and soiled, were all mysteries to me. It was my sister Audrey who taught me that there were other uses for aprons too. They were ideal to bunch up to carry eggs from the egg house, or vegetables from the cellar. And if I accidentally soiled the clothes I was wearing, the See MARY page 6

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War Amps launch 100th anniversary with unveiling of commemorative envelope The War Amps officially launched its 100th anniversary year Feb. 8 with the unveiling of a Canada Post commemorative envelope, at the association’s national headquarters in Ottawa. Amputee veterans returning from the First World War started The War Amps in 1918 to assist each other in adapting to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War and established the Key Tag Service to gain meaningful employment and provide a service to the public. The War Amps many programs have grown over the past 100 years from assisting war amputees — whom they still serve — to all amputees, including children. “Our work now encompasses

a diversity of issues, from financial assistance for artificial limbs, to providing a voice for amputees’ rights, to spreading our PLAYSAFE message to children and much more. As we move into our second century, just as The War Amps has fought the battle for veterans since 1918, we still have a modern-day battle to fight to ensure that the needs of all amputees are met,” said Brian Forbes, chair of the executive committee of The War Amps. The envelope reflects The War Amps long history and innovative programs through photos and text. “The War Amps is an important part of Canada and has made a tremendous impact on the lives of amputees in this country. We are delighted to issue a commem-

orative envelope that celebrates its rich history and the vital work it does,” stated Jim Phillips, director of stamp services with Canada Post. The War Amps work for Canada’s amputees over the past 100 years would not have been possible without the public, said Forbes. “The War Amps receives no government grants and our programs are possible through donations to the Key Tag and Address Label Service. Thanks to the continued support of Canadians, our commitment remains to improve the lives of amputees long into the future.” Envelopes can be purchased by visiting Canada Post’s website at Submitted by The War Amps

Caring for your houseplants the topic at Feb. 20 Smiths Falls Hort. Society session BY CHARLES MCLENAGHAN

The next meeting of the Smiths Falls Horticultural Society is at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. This month there is no fee for nonmembers, the doors are open to everyone at no charge. Please use this as an opportunity to discover what the society is all about, meet others interested in gardening and how everyone is learning about gardening together. It’s still cold outside, but we can still enjoy our houseplants. This month we welcome Jamie Roy, owner of Acanthus Floral and Botanical of Almonte. Jamie has been gardening from an early age and developed his expertise at both Rideau Hall and Tivoli Florists in Ottawa for a number of years before opening his own shop. He will teach us all we need to know about houseplants, growing, propagating and pruning. This is an excellent opportunity to brush up on caring for your houseplants. Although we consider all of our guest speakers special, we want to remind you that we have obtained a very special guest speaker for our March 20 meeting. We have Michael Runtz, a renowned professor of natural science at Carleton University coming to speak on dragonflies and damsels. Michael has spent his lifetime as a naturalist, photographer, author and teacher. His presentations are always enjoyable and rewarding.

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to the new, in 2017, Quinte Botanical Gardens in the Trenton area and a car pool trip to 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Tours. Please give this some thought and feel free to make suggestions on other possibilities. These trips are always enjoyable and always at very low cost. We are planning some workshops for anyone interested in learning the basics in flower design to prepare them for creating designs in the design categories of various flower shows. This will be brought to your attention at the meeting. If anyone has suggestions, ideas or gardening tips to share please submit these to the website listed below. This website is linked to the Ontario Horticultural Association, which is the governing body of all registered horticultural societies in Ontario. There is also a link to District 2, the district that Smiths Falls Horticultural Society is assigned to. You can search for information on all of the districts and societies. There is a wealth of information contained on these sites for those interested in gardening. Please contact our president Debra at 613-283-0056 for any information you require about your own local horticultural society. Our website is: http://www. smithsfalls.

For this evening, there is a $5 fee for all nonmembers of the horticultural society. The good news is that you can become a member if you wish at a cost of $10 which includes admission to this presentation as well as all of the benefits of your own local horticultural society membership for all of 2018. This month the photo contest is “spruce trees, ice and snow.” In March the theme is “melting snow.” You are reminded that your photo must contain horticultural material. Please submit your photo for everyone to view and vote on. Once again this year we are going to feature the winning photos on a 2019 calendar. We will have the 2018 calendars featuring the winning photos from last year available at the meeting. The cost is $10 so visit George at the opportunity table to obtain your calendar. We also have T-shirts with the SFHS emblem and the guidebook, Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design, available to purchase. This booklet is invaluable for those wishing to compete in flowers shows. We will be taking a survey regarding trips that members would be interested in this year. Charles McLenaghan is meFor consideration would be a bus trip to Spindle Tree Gar- dia director with the Smiths dens near Tamworth, a bus trip Falls Horticultural Society

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The War Amps unveiled a Canada Post commemorative envelope on Feb. 8, officially launching its 100th anniversary year. Above, from left: Second World War amputee veteran Charles Jefferson and members of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, Olivia Miller of Merrickville, and Nepean’s Dante Fotia, helped unveil the envelope.

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Go under the sea with Mississippi Mudds youth production The Little Mermaid The Mississippi Mudds youth theatre The Little Mermaid is swimming tale about a mermaid named Ariel who show from the audience and give us formances. group is preparing for a show that’s sure into Carleton Place at the end of Feb- wishes nothing more than to be a hu- some guidance, but she passed before This entire production is run by volto flip your fins. ruary and it is going to be great. It’s a man and live a life on land. She always the production. She was an inspiration unteers. All of the costume crew, makeswims to the surface to view the life of to all of the Mudds members and was up team, set builders, producers and the humans. loved by many. She had been involved the directors give their time to help the On one of her visits, she encounters with the Mudds for seven years and had show come together. The set, costumes a ship with Prince Eric and his crew. been directing for four years. She was and makeup are full of hard work and Ariel immediately falls in love with a very kind, caring and creative person colour to make the sea come to life. the prince. Desperate to meet her new and certainly will be remembered for- Plan to come and see this production love, she seeks help from Ursula, the sea ever. of The Little Mermaid; you will be transported to a world full of music and witch. Ursula can provide a spell that As rehearsals continue and the presPerth’s Studio Theatre is proving ing mistaken for a dangerous beast once again that you don’t need to and torn from his home, he rallies a will turn Ariel into a human for three sure builds, things are starting to come imagination. So, if you’re ready to dive into a sea together. With dances to be learned journey to Ottawa to see Hollywood’s misfit team of friends for the ultim- days but there is a steep price to pay. The Little Mermaid has a cast of 37 and songs to be sung, everyone is re- of wonder, swim on down to the Carlatest and greatest. ate adventure to return to his family. Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. the the- Based on the classic children’s book, kids from ages eight to 18 and a very ally pumped to bring this musical to the leton Place Town Hall and visit part of our world! We are performing Feb. 23, atre presents the critically acclaimed Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a talented makeup and costume crew. The stage. March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 24, co-directors, Molly Cooney and Karen Kaleigh Irvin is a very talented young Three Billboards Outside Ebb- bull by its cover! It’s Oscar nomining, Missouri starring Frances ated for Best Animated Feature, and Lapointe, are fantastic directors and are lady in the show and is excited to play 25, March 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for all Friday, Saturday and Sunday McDormand.  Oscar nominated for stars the voices of John Cena and determined to make this an amazing Ariel in this production. show. “What I like about Ariel is that she is performances and $5 for the Thursday Best Picture, Best Actor and two Kate McKinnon. This show was proposed in May of adventurous,” she said. “She is willing performance. Best Supporting Actors, this black Remember, movies at the Studio Tickets can be purchased at the Carcomedy crime film follows a mother Theatre are shown on a large nine-by- 2017 by Kate Cooney, mother of Mol- to break the rules and can set her mind leton Place & District Chamber of Comly, as this was Kate’s favourite Disney to something and follow through with who, when the police in her town 16-foot screen using a sophisticated merce (170 Bridge St.) during business fail to find a suspect in her daugh- new projection system. You’ll enjoy movie. She had planned to serve as di- that idea.” I’m sure that all of these kids have a hours or by phone at 613-257-1976. ter’s murder, rents three billboards to amazing sound, comfy seats, and of rector but after she proposed this show, Submitted by Olivia Scott, Miscall public attention to the unsolved course available popcorn and snacks. she was diagnosed with cancer. We piece of Ariel in them and will use that sissippi Mudds youth theatre hoped she would be able to watch the adventurous spirit and energy in all percrime. The local police force falls into Tickets (at the door only) are just $10 disarray and a fired police officer at- for adults and $8 for kids under 12. tempts to solve the case. Watch for Murder on the Orient VILLAGE OF MERRICKVILLE-WOLFORD Three Billboards Outside  Ebb- Express, starring Kenneth Branagh ing, Missouri also stars Woody Har- and Johnny Depp,  coming Friday, NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF APPLCATION relson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes March 16 at 7:30 p.m., and a speand Peter Dinklage. Mature themes: cial  children’s feature on Saturday, FOR MINOR VARIANCE Planning Act c. P13, RSO 1990, As Amended, Sec.45. (File No. A-1-18) Not suitable for children. March 17, title  to be announced. The Village of Merrickville-Wolford Committee of Adjustment has received an application for Next, on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 Visit for Minor Variance. p.m., it’s Ferdinand, a love-a-bull updates. family comedy  from the creators FROM; Caedi Zaine Submitted by Paul Joyce for the of Ice Age and Rio. Ferdinand is a LOCATION; 208 Wellington Street East giant bull with a big heart. After be- Studio Theatre

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TAKE NOTICE that the application will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment, On; Friday March 2nd, 2018 At; 6:00pm in the Village Council Chambers, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON PUBLIC HEARING; You are entitled to attend this Public Hearing in person to express your opinions or you may be represented by counsel or you may submit written comments on the application. Written comments shall be submitted to; Randy Wilkinson Secretary, Committee of Adjustment P.O. Box 340, 317 Brock Street West Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 Email;

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Lot B, Range 3 on Plan 6, Being Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 15R-6632, Geographic Village of Merrickville, now in the Village of Merrickville-Wolford With respect to an application for consent, the Purpose of the application is to seek relief from Section of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford Zoning Bylaw 23-08, as amended, which would have the Effect of reducing the minimum required lot frontage of 18m to approximately 15m for both of the proposed new lots.

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FAILURE TO ATTEND If you do not attend at the hearing, the hearing may proceed in your absence and except as provided for in the Planning Act, no further notices shall be given. If a person or public body that files an appeal of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment in respect of the proposed Minor Variance does not make submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Committee of Adjustment before the proposed variance is adopted then the Ontario Municipal Board may dismiss all or part of the appeal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the application may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk, 317 Brock Street West, Merrickville ON during regular business hours. NOTICE OF DECISION of the Committee of Adjustment will be sent to the applicant and to each person who appeared in person or by counsel and who has filed with the Clerk a written request for notice of decision. Dated February 14th, 2018. Randy Wilkinson, Secretary to Committee of Adjustment

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Peter and Ghislaine Dagenais would like to annouce the marriage of their daughter Amy Tamar Dagenais to Matthew Douglas Usherwood, son of Linda Davignon of Ottawa. Matthew and Amy were joined together by marriage on October 14th, 2017, in front of family and friends at the Free Methodist Church in Perth, Ontario. God’s grace has joined two lives as one, as the potter forms the clay. God is so good!

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A lifetime of love and happiness for the Lalondes’ Wilson and Erin Lalonde were married on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in a beautiful ceremony at Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Almonte, Ontario. Fr. Lindsay Harrison was the celebrant. The reception was held at the Almonte Civitan Hall with lots of great food, dancing, and fun with all the family and friends that were able to attend. Erin Sarah Deanna is the daughter of Clare and Sally Humphrey of Clayton, Ontario. Wilson Maurice is the son of James and Margaret Lalonde of Almonte, Ontario.  Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of love and happiness! Erin Humphrey and Wilson Lalonde

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Christopher Brent Young and Stacy Lynn Thomas Christopher Brent Young and Stacy Lynn Thomas were united in marriage on July 28, 2017. Christopher is the son of Weldon and Helen Young and Stacy is the daughter of Bonnie Thomas (and the late Stan Thomas). Their marriage took place in Santa Barbara, California on beautiful Butterfly Beach. They plan a honeymoon in the Grand Bahamas. We wish them joy and happiness! Congratulations from


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A Perfect Wedding Jamie Sweet & Jessica Cole (Huneault)

Hall. Guests enjoyed a catered meal including a BBQ Pig and chicken roast by Charmin, her son Isaac and staff of Charmin’s Wholesome Foods catering along with desserts and treats by the Twisted Baker and wedding cake made by the bride’s sister and Matron of Honour, Shannon Wheeler. Pat Vachon Photography provided hours of entertainment for guests in their photo booth along with music and master of ceremonies, DJ Martini-Murray Marven, the couple danced their first song to “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding and completed the evening with the traditional bouquet and garter toss. The newly married couple spent the following week in Mt. Tremblant.

Married September 30th,2017 Photography By: Pat Vachon - Pat Vachon Photography, Peterborough Ontario

fter a four month engagement Jamie Sweet and Jessica Cole (Huneault) were married outside on the beach at 2:30pm on Saturday, September 30th at Pigeon Lake Campers Resort, Buckhorn Ontario. Jessica is the daughter of Laurie and Glenn Hall (Smiths Falls) and John and Liz Cole (Perth). Jamie is the son of Nancy and Brett Daniels (Fenelon Falls). Their wedding party consisted of family and close friends: The Matron of Honour, Shannon Wheeler, Maid of Honour, Katie Hall, Bridesmaids, Lindsay Hustins, Pam Pilon, Beth Wheeler and Hannah Wheeler. FlowerGirls, Sadie Huneault and Emma Wheeler, Ring Bearer, Cameron Cole. Best Man, Chris Cole, Groomsmen, Mark Wheeler, Mitchell Daniels, Scott Cole, Riley Huneault, Tristan Sweet and Lucas Wheeler. Jessica and Jamie exchanged rings surrounded by family and friends who attended from California, Tennessee, Ottawa, Smiths Falls, Perth, Kingston and the Toronto area. All of their guests stayed on site at the resort, most spending the entire weekend with the couple at the location. The ceremony, officiated by Pastor Emily Arbo of the Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church started with the bridal party entrance followed by the bride, Jessica walking down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” by the Piano Guys while accompanied by her fathers, it also included a poem reading by Shannon Wheeler titled, “These Hands.” Jamie and Jessica along with their children Riley, Tristan

and Sadie performed a special sand ceremony uniting their family as one. Following the ceremony the bridal party accompanied the newly married couple for pictures at several local sites to Buckhorn, Ontario. Photographer, Pat Vachon Photography did an amazing job capturing the day perfectly- pictures were taken at the Adam and Eve Rocks in Buckhorn, Ont - Local folklore has it that if a young couple makes its way down Adam and Eve Road

and locates the two large glacial rocks on the north side, holds hands and touch one of the rocks, their lives will be blessed. Other locations the couple chose for photographs include Sandy Point Estate - a one-of-a-kind, historicallysignificant, turn-of-the-century mansion and the many out building associated with the property. The reception followed, located on the same site where the ceremony took place in the Pigeon Lake Campers Resort Recreation

Jamie and Jessica would like to personally thank each and every one who attended their wedding and contributed by celebrating with them - everyone had to travel and it meant a lot to them to have their closest family and friends witness their vows. They would also like to thank Rae Einarsson for the amazing dress - it could not have been more perfect, Pat Vachon Photography (Peterborough), Charmin’s Wholesome Foods Catering (Lindsay) for the amazing meal, Twisted Baker (Ennismore) for the desserts and Shannon Wheeler for the wedding cake, Beth Wheeler for doing the hair for the bride and bridal party and Adeline Day for makeup, Murray Marven for providing the music and entertainment, Jo Carroll-Jones of Two Crazy Ladies (Smiths Falls) for working her magic on short notice with dress and suit alterations, Tracey Brown at Sobey’s (Peterborough) for the amazing job on the flowers, Pastor Emily Arbo for creating the perfect ceremony, Sherry Bowers for the constant assistance with helping with our decor vision for the wedding -it was perfect.. Thank you to everyone who assisted in helping with setting up and taking down the decorations for the ceremony and the reception. Sara Foley from “Howling Designs” (Smiths Falls), Bud Hammond with Rustic Wedding Decor (Lindsay) and Jack in the Box Party Rentals. Pigeon Lake Campers Resort, staff and members for going above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect and to accommodate our guests and assisting with all of our requests. Last and not least Jamie and Jessica would like to thank their parents, immediate family and their bridal party for being there for them since the day they got engaged and all of their hard work the day of the wedding - we could not have done it without each and every one of you - you truly made our day stress free by going behind the scenes and taking care of everything so we did not have to. They will be forever grateful to everyone who made their fairy tale wedding a reality.

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Dean and Patty Buchanan are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Breanne Buchanan to David Simmonds, son of Doug Simmonds (Maritsa) and Janet Kerr following a romantic proposal at Balloch Castle in Loch Lomand, Scotland near the ancestral Buchanan homeland. Wedding to take place August 18th, 2018


BEDFORD – ZIEMAN Mike and Cathy Bedford along with Alex Wilson (Anne Marie) and the late Gail Wilson are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Angela Michel Bedford and James Eric Levi Zieman. Wedding to take place in Perth September 2018.


BAK – BLAIR Glenda & Earl Bak together with Kelly & David Blair are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Allison Gail to Brook David John. The wedding is set to take place on June 23, 2018 in Smiths Falls. We are so excited to see what the next chapter holds for this beautiful couple!



The families of Courtney Gibbs and Daniel McIntosh are very excited to announce their engagement. We wish them much love and happiness as they start this new chapter in their lives together. Wedding will take place in 2019.

Lesley Bolton from Kemptville, Luc Barrette from Oxford Mills and Lynn & Todd Kirkwood from Winchester Springs are very proud to announce the engagement of their children, Makayla Barrette and Mitchell Kirkwood. The couple are planning a wedding on July 7, 2018 in Winchester Springs.

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Forthcoming Marriage of Holly and Ryan

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Holly Sullivan and Ryan Kinch. We are very excited to announce the forthcoming marriage of Holly Sullivan and Ryan Kinch. The wedding will take place on June 1st, 2018 at Stonefields Heritage Farm in Carleton Place, ON. With Love and Congratulations from your Families!

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You’re engaged! Now what? Relax…. Rental Village offers a wide variety of inventory, whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, a backyard party or a corporate event, let the events team at Rental Village help you create the perfect day! With our special events showroom & warehouse located in Carleton Place we offer Lanark County & surrounding areas quality products and excellent service to help turn your vision into a reality. From tents to tables, dishes to cutlery, linens to glassware we have what you need to make your day truly yours!

Planning a ceremony in a park or public place? Our professional staff can deliver the chairs of your choice, install them in the layout you want & pickup them up when your ceremony is over. Contact our special events team today for more details and let Rental Village help turn your dreams into a reality.

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Love was in the air for MacKinnonBurns at beautiful Stewart Park in Perth Jessie MacKinnon and Matt Burns were married September 23, 2017 at the beautiful Stewart Park in Perth. Dinner and reception followed at Codes Mill.  It was a perfect day!  Thank you to all who attended and had their part in making this such a memorable day for them.    Congratulations and all our love. Mike and Diane, Maryanne and John and families! facebook + instagram: @cateredaffairs

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Providing excellent service to the Kemptville and surrounding areas for the past 55 years. We can help with all your floral needs, specialize in custom work.

Township of Drummond/North Elmsley Marriage licences available at the Township office.

Are you considering a Civil Marriage Ceremony? The Township

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It’s Your Day

The North Grenville Municipal Centre, located in Kemptville, offers modern and cost-effective facilities for hosting your wedding. Our venue can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 300 guests. This can include: • Kitchen and beverage bar area to be used by the caterer of your choice • 300-seat performance theatre for ceremony • Outdoor patio area • A/V equipment rental • Free Wi-Fi • Municipal Clerks to perform your ceremony

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How funny is Full Circle Theatre’s panto Can Be Murder? BarnDoor Productions, Perth’s original community theatre, has been touting their new backstage murder-mystery farce, Panto Can Be Murder, as the funniest show of the winter, but how funny can it be? Well, last December, their Cinderella, was greeted with comments like “I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in my life” and “That was ‘way, ‘WAY too much fun. I think I hurt myself ” and “It felt wonderful to laugh like that!” Why is that relevant? Because every word and every action and every laugh of Cinderella is onstage again for Panto Can Be Murder -- along with a whole new play!  So, it’s at least as funny as Cinderella, with a pile of new laughs on top. For Panto Can Be Murder, BarnDoor Productions turns the stage around and lets the audience in on what was happening backstage during last December’s children’s play, and what was happening was definitely not child’s play.  There’s been a murder backstage and the perpetrator has to be one of the lovable characters from Cinderella.  Can Detective Inspector Tuff solve the mystery? Can W.P.C. Duff find her notepad? And, who’s going to fill the gap left by the death of one of the most important characters in the fairy-tale? Panto Can Be Murder is a fast, fun, laugh-







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The one that got away? Alcatraz escapees might have made it after all

On a recent Saturday I turned to the travel section of our daily newspaper and discovered an interesting feature related to Alcatraz Island. That’s the same California island that houses the former military outpost turned maximum security prison. The article was not about infamous Alcatraz, the penitentiary. Rather it focused on the beautiful gardens which are once again blooming on the rocky outcrop in San Francisco Bay. In the 1860s a military installation was established on the island. Late in the 19th Century soil was transported to the rocky citadel from nearby Angel Island. That allowed the families of soldiers stationed there to landscape ‘The Rock’ as it is nicknamed and establish flower gardens. In 1933, when the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons assumed control of Alcatraz and its structures were transformed into a prison, large areas of the 8.9 hectare (22 acre) island were beautifully landscaped. Flowers sprouted everywhere on the leeward (out of the wind) side of the island. In August 1934 Alcatraz became a federal penitentiary. The main structure, which could house 312 convicts, was built between 1910-1912 and had previously served as a United States Army prison. The newspaper story explains that prisoners and families of prison staff, including the wife of at least one warden, continued to maintain the islands extensive gardens. I enjoyed the article. How-


ever, just over a week earlier I read a far more intriguing story about Alcatraz. As anyone familiar with the island prison knows Alcatraz, located in the expansive bay 1.25 miles (2.1 kilometres) from San Francisco, was thought to be “escape proof.” Treacherous tides from the Pacific Ocean and icy currents make it extremely dangerous, especially for any prisoners foolhardy enough to try and paddle across the imposing waterway. As a result “no one ever escaped from Alcatraz!” Well, I’m repeating the official federal penitentiary service position. Records show that during its 29 years of operation 36 prisoners were involved in 14 recorded escape attempts (two men tried twice). Of that number 23 men were caught in the act, six were shot and killed by guards, two drowned and five are listed as “missing and presumed drowned.” It is the latter claim that remains in dispute, especially in light of a recent letter received by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Among the famous prisoners detained on Alcatraz Island were mobster Al Capone and convicted killer Robert Stroud, who became known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz”

along with Montreal-born Alvin “Creepy” Karpis who served more time than any other inmate at Alcatraz. Famous breakout That dubious trio were not among those who attempted to escape from the isolated prison. The most famous breakout – officially it’s archived as “an unsuccessful escape attempt” – occurred on June 11, 1962. Bank robber Frank Morris, who reportedly tested in the top two percent of the general population in terms of intelligence, teamed with brothers Clarence and John Anglin to stage one of the most intricate prison escapes ever attempted. They spent months cutting holes in the back walls of their cells which they used to gain access to an unguarded utility corridor. Before fleeing they placed papier-mâché dummy heads, made using hair stolen from the prison barber shop, in their beds. The men climbed to the cellblock roof, shinnied down pipes and managed to scale the fence, all while carrying a rubber raft and life preservers made using 50 stolen raincoats. There’s no question they made it into the bay! Pieces of the raincoat raft and some plywood paddles were found on Angel Island. Officially the trio are listed as “missing and presumed drowned.” But because their bodies were never found theories about a successful getaway have made the rounds ever since. The escape was immortalized in the 1979 movie ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ which starred Clint Eastwood

as the crafty Morris. The film, one of my all-time favourites, implies the escape was a success! In addition researchers have concluded the men had a real chance of survival, depending on the exact time they attempted to outfox the strong currents in the bay. Recently a copy of a letter, first sent to San Francisco Police in 2013 and then handed to the FBI, was given to a San Francisco TV station. The letter writer claims to be John Anglin. He says he has lived undetected since the 1962 escape. The letter says Clarence Anglin died in 2011 and Morris three years earlier. The writer states, “I’m 83 years old and in bad shape. I have cancer. Yes, we all made it that night but barely. “If you announce on TV that I will be promised to first go to jail for no more than a year and get medical attention, I will write back to let you know exactly where I am. This is no joke.” The letter was taken seriously the newspaper story says. The U.S. Marshals, the only agency still investigating the case, said the FBI examined it for fingerprints and DNA but results were inconclusive. Nephews of the Anglin’s have long maintained the three men survived, fleeing to South America. They say their uncles remained in contact over the years. They have slammed the FBI for keeping the letter secret for so long, possibly jeopardizing their uncle’s health. The investigation remains

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year after the famous escape. The abandoned prison and now revived flower gardens (the flowers were re-established in 2003 by volunteer botanists and staff from the National Park Service which now manages the island) can be toured year-round following a ferry ride from Pier 33 in San Francisco. My wife and I intend to do just that sometime soon!


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PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this is a week when you want to double-check everything that you do. Be sure to dot every “I” and cross every “T.” Details matter.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

29. Electronic countermeasures 31. Schenectady County Airport 1. Used to pour beer 34. No (Scottish) 2. Con game 36. Position of leadership 3. Skin disorder 37. Statement 4. Communists (slang) 38. Raccoons belong to this genus 5. Subjects to hostility 6. A major division of geological 40. One who diagnoses time 43. True mosses 7. Hitting statistic (abbr.) 45. Blood type 8. British thermal unit 48. Albanian 9. Influential envoy to Woodrow 50. Emergency response notifiWilson cation system 10. Fits on neck of animal 51. College reservists 12. Fertile soil 53. Away from wind 13. Type of battery 54. Tough outer layer 16. Khoikhoin peoples 55. Art __, around 1920 17. Consist of two parts 57. Born of 20. Small group of trees 58. The greatest of all time 22. Execute or perform 59. Georgia rockers 25. Millihenry 61. Natural logarithm 26. 007’s creator 27. Associated with esoteric doctrine



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Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Submissions are not guaranteed. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 12:00 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, Metroland Media, Attn: Regional Roundup, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number. Carleton Place & District Civitan Club Weekly BINGO every Tuesday. Upstairs at Arena. Bingo starts 7pm sharp. Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society Fundraising Dinner, “The Grandest Hotel”, February 22, 6 pm at the Grand Hotel, tickets at museum or 613253-7013 Community Home Support- Footcare Clinics on Tues & Thurs. For Appt. 613-253-0733. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday February 12, 26. 9:30-11:30am, Carambeck Community Centre. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9:30-11:30am, CP Arena. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9:30-11:30am, Carambeck Community Centre. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9:30-11:30 am, CP Arena. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON parenting workshop “Gym Jam”. Thursday, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Carambeck Community Centre. Call 613-283-0095 to register Euchre, every Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Bring your friends. Lunch/prizes. 613-253-6375. Free Community Supper, 5:30 p.m. February 26, Carleton Place Seventh-day Adventist Church (117 Victoria). Info: Barbara 613-8980215 French Playgroup “Plaisirs D’Enfants”. Every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beckwith Community Hall (Black’s Corners). 613-253-0008. Ladies Darts, every Tuesday starting 7:00 p.m. Legion. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Need to lose some weight, come and join us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group. Monday evenings 5:30-7pm, Legion, 177 George St., Info: Leanne 613-253-2013. Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario support group meets monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 130 Landsdowne Ave 6:30-8:30 pm. Drop in. All are welcome Rotary Club of Carleton Place & Mississippi Mills meet every Monday evening at 6:15 at Thirsty Moose, Mill St. (Carleton Place). Info: Louise 613-253-2602. Town Singers Community Choir, spring session starts Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. NEW LOCATION: St. James Anglican Church Hall, Edmund Street. Info: 613-253-4932.

Aerobic Classes, Every Monday in the Old Town Hall 2 pm. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Almonte and District Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Monday, February 26, 7:30 pm. Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, Paul Pietsch, Master Gardener, information Carol Alexander, 256-1071 Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infant’s 0-12months, Monday, February 12, 26. 2-3pm, Almonte Public Library. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre Intergenerational playgroup, Monday, February 18. 9:30am - 11am. Orchardview by The Mississippi, 219 Paterson St. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9 am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday, February 12, 26. 9am - noon, Naismith School. For information call 613-283-0095 Euchre- 4 hand, Feb 15 & Mar 1, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Mickey 613-256-3281 Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, 10:30-noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, Feb. 22, Mills Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Free transportation provided. Entertainment by Tony Davy. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music & Memories Lunch Program, Tuesday, Feb. 20, free transportation. Entertainment: “George Chenier”. Contact Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296 for program information. Mills’ Home Support, Supper Social, Almonte Legion, Feb. 27, 6pm. Entertainment Johnny Spinks. Transportation provided. Call Home Support 613-256-4700 to reserve. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care KEMPTVILLE Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment. Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb 14, 1:30-3 p.m. Mill’s Home Support, Almonte. Buffet & Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd Slots, Feb. 26, enjoy a great buffet supper and try #43. your luck at the slots. Please call Home Support Baby Talk, Wednesday, Feb 21, 1:30-3 p.m. to reserve your seat, 613-256-4700. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 County Rd #43. BNI of Kemptville, meeting. Every Tuesday 6:45-8:30 a.m. Alumni Hall, Kemptville College Alzheimer Society Education Series, Car- (613)863-4853. leton Place Terrace, 6 Arthur St., starting Feb. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd 6, 1:30 p.m. To register, contact: Robin Hull, Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Ser1-866-576-8556 or vices, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. A.N.A.F. 315 Town Line Rd. Scallop pota- Learn communication/leadership skills. toes, ham, dessert. Feb 16, 5-7pm, open to everyKemptville Horticultural Society, Feb one. Come out and enjoy good music. meeting, Wed. Feb. 21 @7:30pm Kemptville Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Pentecostal Church - 1964 County Rd #43, After 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s- Guest speaker: Tom Bryant from Floral Design 28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Landscaping. Topic: Softscaping Your Garden.

“Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. PAKENHAM 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)433-8933 ext 2374. Snowmobile and Car Rally Feb 18, KempBeat the Freeze, Feb. 16 Kitchen Party, St. tville Klubhouse 1505 O’Neill Road Oxford Andrews United Church, Pakenham. 6pm, Ham Mills. Breakfast 8-10am, rally 10am-5:00pm, & Bean Dinner followed by a light hearted eveRoast beef Supper. Info 613-258-3648 ning of music and variety. Tickets: Shirleen 613623-6679 or Marilyn 613-256-3130 Pakenham Community Home Support sponsors: Foot care, transportation, meals on LANARK wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/appointment (613)624-5647. Crafts & Chat - Valentine Pot Luck Seniors Speakers Series, Pakenham Branch Thursday Feb. 15 at the Lanark Learning Cen- Meeting Room, Mississippi Mills Public Library, tre, 67 George Street, Lanark. Join us wearing Thursday Feb 15, 11am. Advanced Care Planred and bring along your favourite dish. Please ning. Speaker: Jane Henderson, Hub Hospice. call to reserve a spot 613-259-2207 613-624-5306 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9:3011:30am, Maple Grove School. For informaPERTH tion call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9:30Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 11:30 am, Maple Grove School. For informa- 0 - 12 months, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. tion call 613-283-0095 1-2pm, Taycare Senior Centre. For information Euchre, every Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Legion call 613-283-0095 Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets Friendly Bridge-North Lanark CHC; Fri- 7:00 p.m., Thursdays, Perth Civitan Club. For days 1:00pm. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 partnership contact Bert Picard 613-267-5305. Fun and Fitness-St. Andrew’s United Bridge, Social- McMartin House, 125 Gore Church Hall; Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 am. St., East, every Friday 12:30. 613-267-3952. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 Community Home Support Day Hospice Lanark Community Dinner, Monday Feb- runs every Thursday 10-3pm, The group is for ruary 19, 4-6pm Lanark Civitan, 2144 Pine people with life-limiting illness. Pre-register Grove Road. Please bring your own knife, fork, 613-267-6400. spoon, plate, bowl & mug. Community Home Support Lanark CounLanark Legion BR. 395 Music Jamboree/ ty Bereavement Support Group meets the 2nd Birthday, 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:30pm. Tuesday of each month 1-3pm at 40 Sunset Musicians and public welcome. Blvd, Info: 613-267-6400. Lenten Bible Study with Rev. Jonathan EarlyON Child & Family Centre IntergenAsk with starting Monday, February 19 for erational playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 22. five weeks at the Lanark Learning Centre, 67 10-11am, Carolina Retirement Suites, 12 Alma George Street. 1:30pm. Everyone welcome. St. Nordic Poling Group-North Lanark CHC; EarlyON Child & Family Centre playThursdays 9:00 am. Info.: Pam 613-259- group, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 10am 2182x2306 - noon, Perth Library. For information call 613Walking Group-North Lanark CHC; Tues- 283-0095 days 9:00 am. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playWriting Group at the Lanark Learning group, Monday February 12, 26. 9:30 - noon, Centre, Tuesday, February 20 at 1:30pm. Come Taycare Senior Centre. For information call and be inspired. Bring a story to share or just 613-283-0095 listen to other writers. Everyone welcome. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playYard Sale of the Season, St. Andrew’s group, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9:30 United Church, 115 Clarence Street, Lanark noon, Taycare Senior Centre. For information February 24th, 10 am. Large and varied selec- call 613-283-0095 tion of goods to choose from plus a bake table Evensong, Sunday Feb 18, 4pm, guest orwith tasty treats. Lunch: soup, sandwich and ganist: Dr. Deirdre Piper. St. James the Apostle cake and choice of beverage. Info: Marj 613- Anglican Church. 12 Harvey St, 613-267-1163 259-3078. Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic at the Factory entrance A in Perth. Takes place the 3rd Wed. of the month. 11 - 2 pm. Call 613-267MERRICKVILLE 7000 Perth & District Historical Society MeetLegion Dinner & Dance, Feb. 16, Chick- ing. Ron Shaw, local historian and author, presen Kiev on a bed of rice, baked potatoes, veg- ents the little-know story of the Black families gies, selection of “Valentines” desserts. Music in recognition of Black History Month in Canby Doug & Pam, 7-11 p.m. ada, 7:30pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 BeckLegion Dinner & Dance, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. with St., info: 613-264-0094 ) Roast beef dinner, mashed potatoes, mixed Perth Stamp Club Meeting at 7:30 pm., veggies, desserts. Music by “Good n’ Country, Wednesday, Feb 14, McMartin House, 125 7-11 p.m. Gore E. For info. call Phil Warrington 613-264Seniors Luncheon, Feb. 22, Legion, 11 0724. a.m.-1 p.m. RTA Central Club, Sat, Feb 17, Snowshoe/ ski. Level 2, 5 km. Moderate pace. Snowshoe or ski on trails near Balderson. Depart Conlon Farm, Perth at 9:30 a.m. Leader: Yvonne Kennedy, 613-267-9817

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RTA Central Club, Sat. Feb 24, Snowshoe/ hike. Level 2, 6 km. Moderate pace. Enjoy Mill Pond Conservation Area. Depart Conlon Farm, Perth at 9:30 a.m. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-326-1438 Seniors Shopping Bus Trip, 3rd Tues of the month. Space limited. Call 613-267-7000 to reserve your seat. The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., Feb 15, 7-9pm, Perth Family Health Centre, 22 Lewis St. 613-812-4474. TOPS meetings every Tuesday 5 to 6 p.m. at Perth Community Care Centre on Sunset Blvd. Lose weight sensibly with group support. Further info call 613-264-2827 or 613-267-4508.

RURAL 4 Hand Euchre 3rd Friday of the month. 7:30 p.m., Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 6 hand euchre, light lunch, every Saturday, 1 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482. Alzheimer Society, Portland, Support Group Meetings. 3rd Friday each month, 1:303:30 p.m. Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd. at Hwy. 15 (Portland). Annual Heritage Dinner & Almonte Train Accident Presentation. Friday Feb 23, 6-9pm. Almonte Legion, 100 Bridge St. 613-257-8503 Best Possible Start Drop-In. Parenting information and support. 1st and 3rd Monday’s each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Country Roads CHC, 4319 Cove Road, Portland. Info: Early Years Team, 613-272-2799 or 1-888-998-9927. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Boyd’s United Church, Roast Beef Dinner. Ferguson’s Falls Rd. Lanark County Rd 15. Saturday Feb 24, 4:30-6:30pm. Bake table & take out, music by Memory Lane. 613-257-7424 Crokinole at the Middleville Community Centre Friday February 16 at 7:30 pm . Light potluck lunch. Everyone welcome. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9:30 -11:30am, Montague Centennial Hall. For information call 613-283-0095 Euchre Party, Ham & Bean Supper with scalloped potatoes. Saturday February 17, Maberly Community Hall. 1:30pm, 4-hand euchre, 4:30pm supper. Euchre, Sue Munro, 613-2682507 Supper Janet Conlin, 613-273-2071 or Marlene Ambler 613-268-2369 Euchre Tournament Toledo Legion, Saturday February 24 and last Saturday of every month. Doors open at 12. Play starts at 1. Please register by 12:45. Further details call: 613-2752154 Fun and Fitness-Ferguson’s Falls Hall; Tuesdays and Fridays 8:15-9:15 or 9:30-10:30 am. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 Fun and Fitness-Middleville Community Centre Hall; Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 Fun and Fitness-Snow Road Community Hall; Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 Fun and Fitness-Snow Road Community Hall-Gentle Class; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-noon. Info.: Pam 613-259-2182x2306 See RURAL page 36



Happy 10TH ANNIVERSARY Feb. 16, 2008 Dennis and Allison Staples Love Colton, Clark, Cain, Charlie Family and friends



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The family of the late Marion Craig wish to express sincere thanks to family, friends and neighbours especially Aunt Eva & Aunt Bonnie for their support, donations, cards and food. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Smiths Falls Hospital who gave such good care to Mom. Special thanks to CCAC, the Smiles program and the girls from Bayshore who gave such good care to Mom while she was at home. To all staff and residents of Hilltop Manor who were so kind and gave excellent care to her during her stay there. Thank you to Reverend Catherine Ascah for her touching service. To cousins Cindy, Sue and Karen for their readings. We would like to thank the ladies at the legion for the luncheon. A special thanks to Dr. Siyah for his phone call and support, it meant so much. Finally we would like to thank Lannin Funeral Home (Alex, Dave, Ryan, Cathy) for helping us through this very difficult time. Brenda, Butch and Megan Dignard and extended family

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CARD OF THANKS How do I thank thee, let me count the ways. Thank you to my wonderful family, children, grandkids and great grandkids for helping to keep Ron at home as he wanted to be. The nursing staff of St. Elizabeth Palliative Care, namely Sarah, Amanda, Cassandra, Dan, these band of angels were just as free with their consoling hugs for us and the comforting care for Ron. To alleviate his suffering during the last days, always on call, night and day no matter how late. How lucky we are to have such a team. My brother Brian and wife Marilyn Kealey who provided us with delicious food as only Marilyn can make. Thank God for them. My granddaughter Chelsea Laforce Syme who remained beside Ron holding his hand and helping to deal with his pain. The wonderful poem she wrote “The Greatest Man I Ever Knew”. It helped to soothe my aching heart. To Dr. Janice Gray who took the time out of her very busy days to visit our home and give advice - “God Bless Her”. To the moving ceremony by the Almonte Canadian Legion, Br. 240. We were so proud of Ron having served his country for 30 years in the Canadian army. For the careful attention to detail in the flag draped coffin and the ceremony which added so much. Thank you Reg. The wonderful eulogy by Rev. Heather Kinkaid who so described Ron’s life and love’s so correctly. The beautiful flowers, even from the U.S. and Nova Scotia and the many donations to our favorite charities were much appreciated. My wish for all to share the same love that Ron and I had for 64 years. In sickness and in health till death us do part. Noreen Syme and family

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DeSALVO James “Jim” Henry Suddenly on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in his 72nd year. Beloved husband of Bonnie (nee Monds). Cherished Son of Jessie and the late Henry DeSalvo. Loving father of Christine Nicholas, Lorrie DeSalvo (Bob), Jamie DeSalvo (Joy), Becky De Salvo (Mike). Dear Grandfather of Kendra, Brandon, Shaina, Gabe and Wren. Dear brother of Diane (Ray Scisson), Helena DeSalvo, David DeSalvo (Lynn), Joyce McGibbon, Grant DeSalvo (Cheryl) and Kathy Potvin. Predeceased by his brothers Stan and Chris DeSalvo. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:00am until time of Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00pm. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



Suddenly at the Smiths Falls District Hospital on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in her 81st year. Beloved and devoted partner of Don Page. Loving mother of Kerri Purcell (Chuck Topping), Shannon Purcell (Barb), and Jacqui (Randy Stanzel). cherished grandmother of Corrie Paul (Lance), Matthew Purcell, Derek Purcell, Danielle (Jonathan Maxfield), Cole Hogan, Cameron Stanzel, Ian Purcell, Nicholas Purcell and Connor Stanzel. Great-grandmother of Isaac, Taylor, Anthony, Ellie and Avery. Honorary mother of Eleanor Cassell. Dear sister of the late Fred Stoddard, Clifford Stoddard (Cheryl), Sandy (the late Al Nugent) and Jim Stoddard (Jane). Treasured friend of Brian and Joanne Page. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. As per Jean’s wishes cremation has taken place. Family and close friends were invited to attend a gathering of remembrance for Jean at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 95 on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 2:00pm 4:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County, the Canadian Cancer Society, or any charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at



JOYCE, Georgina ‘Jo’ (née Hammond)

Georgina passed away peacefully on Monday, January 29 at Lanark Lodge in Perth Ontario in her 101st year. Predeceased by her husband, the Rev. H.D. Joyce. Dearly loved mother of four sons: Peter (the late Elizabeth; Sandie), the late David (Kacey), Michael (Catherine), and Paul (Isabel). Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Jaynes), Philip, Anthony, Anna (Moldinado), Ben, Matthew, Gillian, Bonnie, and Thomas. Proud great-grandmother of sixteen. Jo was born on December 1, 1917 on a ranch in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan and never lost the spirit of her prairie roots: patient and steadfast, quietly hardworking, unfailingly sweet and kind, and a friend to all. Many thanks to the staff at Lanark Lodge who cared for her with such devotion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Private celebration of life to be held in the spring.



SMITH, John Francis (“Gipper”)



BARR Jeffrey “Thomas”

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Jeffrey “Thomas” Barr left us unexpectedly and way too soon February 5th 2018 at the age of 27. He was born on August 15th 1990 in Kingston Ontario, weighing 2 lbs 15 oz. with curly, red hair. He is the son of Cynthia, (McRae) and Jeffrey Barr (predeceased). Big brother to Jordan and Grandson to Ree (Marie) McRae and (predeceased by) Poppa, Alex McRae and Grandma Evalena Barr. He will be lovingly remembered by his large, extended family, Best friends Jake and Ashley Thompson and his friend and roommate Casey McGinnis. Tommy attended S. F. D. C. I. and St. Lawrence College, Kingston Ontario. He had been an Air Cadet with 585 Rideau Squadron. Tommy was living in Ottawa and worked at The Farm Boy warehouse and enjoying the life the city could offer. Tommy was many things to many people. He was a son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend and so much more. Tommy was loving, caring, funny and hardworking. He could be stubborn at times but would do anything for you and lived life to the fullest. He had a unique sense of style, loved his music, comics and standup comedy. Anyone lucky enough to have been part of Tommy’s life knows how deeply he will be missed and never forgotten. The moments and memories shared during his time here will hold a special place in our hearts living forever in the stories we share. Tom lived by Joe Rogan inspirations “Create The Life You Want To Live.” Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Tommy’s life will take place in the Chapel on Saturday at 11 a.m, with a reception to follow in the Blair & Son Reception Centre. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Smiths Falls Cadets.

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John Francis (“Gripper”) Smith, died peacefully in Perth Ontario on February 10, 2018 at the age of 89 years. John was an extraordinary man, highly intelligent, energetic, principled, and devoted to his family, as they were to him. He was a great athlete and loved sports of all kinds. John was born in Jamaica and spent a very happy early childhood there. He went to boarding school in England at the tender age of seven, as was the custom in those days, but during WWII he was sent to Ashbury College, Ottawa, and made Canada his home from that time forward. The Barclay family of Montreal became his much loved second family. He received his engineering degree from McGill University and worked his whole career in the aeronautical and aerospace industries, including at Canadair, De Havilland, Spar Aerospace and Bombardier. His retirement years were spent travelling the world, riding and swearing at his somewhat unreliable tractor at his beloved retirement property,” the Farm”, golfing, watching sports and trying to teach his grandchildren manners. John is pre-deceased by his dear wife of 52 years, Bette-Anne Kniewasser. He is survived by his loving partner of 14 years, Betty Welsford, his brother Peter, his children, Jennifer (Todd), Wendy (Craig), Michael (Mira) and Jamie (Carolyn), his nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Taylor, Chelsea, Peter, Samantha, Scott and Jack, and his Labradoodle, Buddy. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Special thanks are due to Cathy Lapointe, Dr. Alan Drummond and the Perth Hospital staff for their tremendous attention to John and their support for the whole family. Funeral at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey St, Perth Ontario, 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018, with a reception to follow at “The Farm”. Donations in memory of John may be sent to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, 33 Drummond St. W., Perth ON K7H 2K1.





Nagle, Gerald John “Jerry”

Jerry passed away at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the age of 68 years. Predeceased by his parents John and Ruth (Taylor) Nagle and his sister Joan Brown (Bruce). He will be sadly missed by his siblings Peter (Sheila), Anne, Paul (Yvonne) and Tom Nagle. Special uncle of John-Paul, Christopher and Robbie Nagle. Gerald’s family wish to thank all the staff at Lanark Lodge, to Heather Duncan, Carol Davidson, Steve McIntosh and special thanks to Penny at Shardon Manor. He will be missed by his friends of 20 years at Shardon Manor. Friends were at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore Street, W in Perth on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 9:00 until 9:45 A.M. A Prayer Service was be held in the Chapel at 10:00 A.M. officiated by Father Brian McNally. Interment, St. John’s Parish Cemetery. In remembrance, contributions to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund in memory of Jerry would be appreciated.




Sargeant, Joan R.

LINDELL, Pierrette Oct 20, 1932 - Feb 11, 2018 Pierrette Laurence Lindell (nee Valiquette) passed away in Perth, ON on February 11, 2018, pre-deceased by her husband, John Louis Lindell; survived by her siblings; Come (Marielle), Noel, Jacqueline Boulanger, Denise Bernard (Jean), Carmelle Bonetto, and three children, Mark, Peter (Marsha Cameron), and Anne-Marie; her grandchildren: Maize Longboat (Victoria Cooke), Jonah, Erika, Derek, Julian, Maya, and Matthew. Devoted to her family, friends and community, Pierrette was an active member in Perth, who contributed to various groups over the years: The Grannies, The Art Gallery, Links O’ Tay Golf and Country Club, and the Alzheimer’s Society. The family thanks the nurses and Dr. Alan Drummond for the care and compassion given at Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth. A celebration of Pierrette’s life will be held in her home at 51 George Avenue, Perth, on February 17, 2018 between 14:00-20:00. Please join us in sharing the cherished memories of our loving mother who touched many lives with her generosity of beauty, grace and spirit.

Joan passed away in the Perth hospital on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 surrounded by her family at the age of 79 years. She was the loved wife for 62 years of David Sargeant. Joan was the cherished mother of Peter (Debbie) Sargeant and their children Shonna (Ken) and Chris (Caitlin), Steven (Tina) Sargeant and their children Patrick (Ashley) and Bailey, Lorie Sargeant and her children Sara and Michael Hayes, Paul (Vicki) Sargeant and their children Joey (Martina) and Jamie and the late Randy Sargeant. She was the adored great grandmother of Jakob, Ava and Leah. Joan was predeceased by her parents Alvin and Marjorie (Dowdall) Hanna, sisters Bernice (Carl) Tysick, Tiny (Gordon) Richmond, Vera (Tom) Bryan, Donna (Maurice) Groulx and brother Wylie (Helena) Hanna. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Jean Sargeant, all her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to join in a funeral service in the Blair & Son Funeral Chapel, 15 Gore St., West, Perth on Friday February 9th, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance of Joan, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Lanark County Cancer Society Wheels of Hope would be appreciated.





Garry McManus of Athens ON passed away on January 26 2018 at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston ON, age 70. Son of George and Elva (Seabrooke), both deceased. Beloved father of Cheryl McManus (Balaji) of Ottawa, Shelley De La Durantaye (Luc) of Ottawa, Shannon Becvar (John) of Pembroke. Cherished grandfather and uncle. Dear friend of Judy Leeder. Sadly missed brother of Wayne McManus (Gwen) of Athens, Allan McManus (Joyce) of Brockville, George Jr. McManus (deceased), Yvonne McCann (Lawrence) of Athens, Donald McManus (Beverly, deceased) of Athens, Faye Gardiner (Reginald) of Brockville. Family and friends are welcome to join a Celebration of Life at Cedar Valley Country Club in Forthton Saturday February 17 from 1-4pm. Donations to the General and Providence Care Hospitals of Kingston in Garry’s memory will be gratefully acknowledged.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Jan 31st, 2018 at the Almonte General Hospital at the age of 75. Beloved husband of the late Edna Joan Kallies. Loving father of Robert Kallies, Rodney Kallies (Bev), Tammy-Rose MacDowall (Tam) and Ronald Jr. Kallies (Mary). Loving Grandfather to Curtis, Shannon, Andy and Cassandra along with his Great Grandchildren, Kaleigh, Keegan, Brandon, Jaide, Noah, Sophie, and Serena. Survived by his brother Grenville Kallies. Ron is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Vera Kallies, his two sisters, Marlene McFadden and Shirley Smith (late Al) along with his niece Sue-Ann McFadden. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. In respecting Ronald’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation. All professional arrangements entrusted to the care of Zohr Family Funeral Home, Renfrew. Those desiring may make donations in memory of Ron to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, online at

PELLETIER, Leona “Lee”

Peacefully at the Bonnechere Manor, Renfrew with loved ones by her side on Monday evening, February 5th, 2018; Leona Mae Pelletier; formerly of Arnprior and Ingleside passed away at the age of 85 years. Beloved wife of the late Edwin Pelletier. Dearly loved mother of Jerry Pelletier (late Lucie Dumouchel), Judy Rouleau (late Jake), Paul Pelletier, Patrick James, Donald Pelletier (Saskia), Wayne Pelletier (Merlyn) and Peter Pelletier. Cherished and proud “Grandma” of Derek, Marc, Jenna, Brandon, Scott, Gregory, Russell, Caelan, Mathias and Tristan and “Great-Grandma” of Alexis, Kenzie, Xavier, Jonathan, Roan, Jake, Hanna, Eli and Jillian. Dear sister of Gloria Litwinowich (late Ben), Edith Bérubé (Hector) and Donald Ferguson (Marion). Predeceased by her parents: William and Mabel Ferguson. Relatives and friends paid their respects during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 to 12:45 p.m. A Tribute to Leona followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 1 o’clock. In memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or your favorite charity would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes

ZITZKE, Frieda

(Lifelong Dairy Farmer) Peacefully at The Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior in the early morning hours of Monday, February 12th, 2018; Frieda Paula Zitzke, a long time resident of rural St. Sebastien, Quebec passed away at the age of 93. Beloved wife and partner of the late Herbert Zitzke. Cherished mother of Knut Ziztke (Nancy) of St. Sebastien, Quebec and Karen DeLuca (Ken) of Arnprior. Fondly loved and remembered by her grandchildren: Paul, Erika and Laura. The last surviving child of the late Heinrich and Anna Hansen, Frieda was also predeceased by her sisters: Emma Rothman (late Willi) and Anna Boysen (late Heinz). A ceremony in celebration of Frieda’s life will be held in Bedford, Quebec later in the Spring. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. In memoriam, donations to your favorite choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences/Donations

FAIR Allen Walter

Allen passed away suddenly in the Perth hospital on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in his 53rd year. He was the loved husband for 30 years of Linda (Rutherford) Fair and cherished and adored father of Devon and Lacie-Mae Fair. Allen was the loved son of Jean (Cameron) and the late Walter Fair. He will be fondly remembered by his mother-in-law Doris (Echlin) late Charlie Rutherford. Allen will be sadly missed by his siblings Ed (Cathy) Fair, Kathy (Rod) Tooley and Bill Fair, his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service to be held in the St. James Anglican Church, Perth on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. A celebration of life will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244 Perth from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. In remembrance of Allen, contributions to the Perth Wildlife Reserve would be appreciated.

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GEMMELL, William Ralph

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William “Ralph” Gemmell on Friday February 2nd 2018, shy of his 77th birthday in Florida, his home for the past 35 years. Born in Smiths Falls February 8th 1941. Proud father of Rob (Natatia) of Smiths Falls and David (Kathy). Grandfather to Vanessa, Hillary, Shemar, Scott & Christine. Ralph was the son of the Late Donald and Lillian (nee Reddington) Gemmell. Brother to Ronald (Janice) & Carlisle (Ann) of Smiths Falls. Ralph was born into a love of Horticulture which continued to the end. He was an avid musician remembered in Smiths Falls as the Top Hats performing throughout Eastern Ontario. A private ceremony will be planned in Smiths Falls at a future date.


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JORDAN, Gloria

It is with great sadness that we announce that our family’s matriarch, Gloria Edna May Jordan passed away peacefully at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of family on Wednesday evening, February 7th, 2018. She was in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late Jay Jordan (May 17, 2008). Dearly loved mother of Michael (Roxanne) of Wasaga Beach; Peter of Arnprior and Valerie DeWolf (late Peter) of Braeside. Cherished Nanny of 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a son, Terry (Mary Lynn of Arnprior) as well as 2 daughters: Lynn Wilson (late Harry) and Penny Lamendeau (John of Arnprior). Gloria was the last surviving child of the late William and Mabel Donnelly. Also predeceased by her brothers: Henry and Johnny and her sister, Frances Henderson (late William). A devoted wife, proud mom and doting nanny, Gloria always put family first. Her dry sense of humour and quick wit will be missed by all who knew her. Friends were invited to join us during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10 to 10:45. A Tribute to Gloria followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory, donations to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences/Donations



Yuill, Clare G.

Passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer in the Almonte General Hospital on February 6, 2018. Clare of Almonte, Ontario at the age of 58. Sadly missed by his two daughters Sherri (Jeff) and Lisa (Robb). Proud “Grampa” of Kate and Brendan. Predeceased by his parents Guy and Edna. Survived by his siblings Elda (Lloyd) and Ruby (Basil), as well as several nieces and nephews. Longtime friend and neighbour of Pat Gleeson. Donations in memory of Clare may be made to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation. A Celebration of Clare’s Life will be held in the Almonte Civitan Hall on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc. 127 Church St., Almonte, Ont. 613-256-3313 Condolences & Tributes:


Passed away at home in Kemptville in February 2018 at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband and best friend to Ursela Desjardins. Survived by his brother Leo (Lois), sister Pauline (Dale) Carnegie and sisterin-law Wilma D e s j a r d i n s . Predeceased by his parents Alma and Armand Desjardins and his brothers Ronald and Donald and sisters Eileen and Annette. He will be sadly missed by dear friends Wayne and Charlie and by his many nieces and nephews. Many thanks to his extended support family. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. Donations may be made to the Kemptville Salvation Army, Box 295, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0. Arrangements of care of the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-258-2435





SMITH, Jack - Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Beloved husband of Daphne (nee Cobb) for 64 years. He will be missed by his daughter Susan (Bill) Mummery, his grandchildren Marc Smith (Anna Ailamakis), Angie (Rick) Campanelli, Jessica Mummery and his great-grandchildren Jack and Harrison Campanelli. Family and friends visited the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 805 Prescott St., Kemptville on Friday, February 9 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 11 o’clock, followed by a reception. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-258-2435



ELSON, Donald - In loving memory of a dear son who passed away on February 11, 2017. Sadly missed by his mother Helen brother Douglas, sisters Dian and Donna Always be thinking of you Mom and family RODGER, Catherine Anne (Craig) - In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt who passed away on February 17, 2009. Special thoughts of you today, Hold memories none can take away. Though from our lives you may have gone, Inside our hearts you still live on. To hear your voice, to see your smile, To sit and chat with you a while. Together in the same old way, Would be our only wish today. Forever in our hearts Love from Connie, Cynthia, Candace and families

In loving memory of WORLEY LACKEY April 7, 1927 - February 16, 2017 Death changes everything! Time changes nothing I still miss the sound of your voice The wisdom in your advice, The stories of your life And just being in your presence. So no time changes nothing, I miss you as much today As I did the day you left us. I just miss you. Love Diana Loved by Audrey, 4 children, Much loved Grandpa of 9 and Great Grandpa of 12







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In loving memory of our dear Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, and Great Grandma and Grandpa. Many years have passed since those sad days, When the ones we loved were called away. God took them Home, It was His will, But in our hearts, They liveth still. Deep in our hearts lies pictures, Of the loved ones laid to rest, In memory’s frame we shall keep it, Because they were one of the best. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed Donnie, Julie, Greg and Shyanna

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Food and Beverage Manager Looking for a qualified F&B manager for high energy Kemptville, ON golf course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES PORTER (1 Full-Time Permanent Position)

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Reporting to the Facilities Team Leader, the Porter’s role is to carry out janitorial tasks according to a written Sanitation Program in order to maintain GMP compliance within the plant and to perform other duties as required.

Reporting to the Manager of Packaging, the packaging role is to inspect and pack products in compliance with production, quality and safety standards.

Duties also include working in co-operation with plant security, monitoring various facility systems, i.e. check compressors, boilers, water rooms and HVAC systems, working with contractors as required, able to operate a forklift and the physical requirements of the job include working overhead and on ladders, lifting, shoveling snow and the use of equipment such as a snow blower, floor scrubber, burnisher and forklifts. This role also requires the successful candidate to be part of the site’s Emergency Response Team and to be flexible to cover various shifts and to be on call as needed. QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to follow written procedures • Ability to work independently on a rotating shift • Ability to operate a forklift • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) experience and previous janitorial and manufacturing experience is an asset

QUALIFICATIONS: • High School Diploma • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change • Proven ability to follow written procedures and complete accurate documentation • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment • Capacity to work all shifts and meet the physical demands of the position • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset APPLICATION PROCESS: If you are interested in working in a culture where each individual is trusted, respected and encouraged to achieve their full potential, please submit your resume to: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. Human Resources 365 Madawaska Blvd. Arnprior, Ontario K7S 0C9 E-Mail:


Responsibilities include carrying tasks outlined in the site’s Sanitation Program, cleaning of the general plant - sweep/ vacuum/mop, offices, washrooms, change rooms, and warehouse, waste removal (pharmaceutical waste pick-up, garbage, recycling), general handy work, painting, floor/wall repairs and general maintenance as required.

Job Responsibilities • Manage all facets of F and B day to day operations and special events within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards • Preserve excellent levels of customer service • Design menus, purchase goods, and continuously make necessary improvements • Hire, train, schedule and mentor personnel, ensure labour costs are maintained • Ensure all industry health and safety regulations are followed and strictly adhered to • Work with other management personnel to plan, market and execute all event or special functions

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.

Skills and Qualifications • Excellent leadership, communications, organizational skills and fiscal responsibility • Excellent listening skills and creative problem solving skills • Strong track record maintaining consistent standards • Strong budgetary, projections, cost control skills and forecasting skills • Requires a minimum of 3 years experience as a manager or assistant manager in a golf club or restaurant setting • Experience in event planning an asset If interested please submit your resume via email to Katharine Usher-Vollett at Application deadline: Sunday, February 18, 2018 Salary: based on experience Start Date: Mid March 2018

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HAIRSTYLIST TO JOIN OUR TEAM! Potential candidates should be licensed, have minimum 2-3 years experience in cutting and colouring hair, and excellent communication skills. The ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment is key. Array is an established progressive, upmarket salon studio with an excellent, respectful working atmosphere. We have a large clientele in the town of Kemptville and the surrounding area. If you are reliable, professional, and courteous we’d love to hear from you! Salary and options flexible, and will be discussed with the ideal candidate. Please send your resume to


We are looking for a leader to manage and promote the Food and Beverage department for the 2018 season. The F and B manager will promote the eQuinelle Golf and Resident Club through day to day service and events to provide members, guests and the public high quality service, hospitality and expertise in all facets of their experience.

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Do you like working with numbers, data and spreadsheets? Are you detailed oriented? This would be a great career for you. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

LOCATION /careers 613.963.5000


219 Paterson Street


E ASSISTANT STOR MANAGER We need a resourceful Assistant Store Manager with extensive experience in retail management. • Human resources management experience • Organized, experienced in planning and scheduling • Ability to oversee activities of fellow staff • Leadership abilities, decision making skills, multitasking strengths Email: or Fax: Fax: 613.267.6527 Fill out and submit online application: or pick up an application in store: 106 Wilson St. West, Perth 613.267.5409 Ext. 103

Prepare FSA plans for internal and external customers as requested Process customer supplied mailing lists, dedupe, clean, merge/purge as required Sort customer supplied lists for Canada Post or USPS as required Prepare Statements of Mailing (SOM) for CPC or USPS Print bag tags, bundle sheets, etc. as required to process mailing Communicate mailing requirements to lettershop production team Program and execute VDP print orders for cash sale and prospective customers Open and close monthly dockets for cash sales and prospective customers Prepare invoices and packing slips for VDP cash sales and prospective customers Accurately update and verify customer information and manage Excel tracking sheets and internal database. Communicate with managers and team members as needed regarding client data and confirmation of information. Field quote requests, enquiries, and concerns from customers and potential clients Plans, coordinates and monitors VDP print projects from time order is given through to shipment of finished product Ensures customers are kept current with status of the work in process and works to resolve manufacturing problems with both internal production staff and customer Takes steps to ensure VDP print projects are kept on track and on schedule throughout the entire manufacturing process As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner. Special projects and other duties as assigned

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro • Maintain fluency with CPC and UPSP postal pre-sorting software (iaddress, AccuZip/AccuTrace, Postal One, WindowBook, EST) • Strong written and verbal communication and competent listener • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Canada Post and USPS postal systems and regulations • Strong administration skills with accurately updating and maintaining information • Capable of taking initiative and can work independently with minimal direction • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion

Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit:

Direct Mail Manager, Full Time (2018-2998) Metroland East, 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: Metroland East / Performance Printing is a provider of direct mail services and commercial printing. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to fill the position of Direct Mail Manager. You will be working out of our Head Office, in Smiths Falls, ON providing front line contact for all our external and internal customers. This is a full-time position. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Seek out new opportunities to bring Direct Mail work to our company via internal channels and external prospects and sales people. Evaluate marketing goals and highlight opportunities that take advantage of direct mail strategies. Present the company’s capabilities, experience and expertise in Direct Mail and support sales teams in their client relationships. • Provide consultation to Customer Service and Sales Teams on the planning and execution of Direct Mail campaigns for customers. • Perform data list manipulations. • Create VDP templates (FusionPro or FlexMail3) with corresponding data-lists for non-routine jobs, produce proofs and compose final files. • Build and maintain web-to-print solutions for customers according to their marketing and administration needs. • Regulate and monitor the administration of Postal accounts on behalf of internal and external customers. • Maintain/monitor eligibility requirements for CPC and USPS designations, such as SmartMail™ Marketing Partner (CPC) and Full Service Mailer (USPS), by keeping current on regulations and implementing operational standards. • Extensive knowledge of existing postal regulations and trends. • Executive Board membership of NAMMU (National Association of Major Mail Users) and CNYPCC (Central New York Postal Customer Council), regular attendance of chapter meetings and energetic participation in industry discussions. • Active participation in the Canada Post Registered Partner Program including webinars, certification tests and annual Road Shows. • Develop strategies for new repeat mail jobs, implement workflows for efficiency and error-mitigation, delegate new workflow to appropriate staff and periodically evaluate ongoing fulfillment. • Maintain proficiency with software products and portals applicable to Direct Mail, Web-to-Print and variable data fulfillment. • Investigate and help resolve mail problems that may occur, including negotiating with Canada Post/USPS on credits, surcharges, cancelled Statements and other disputes. Review mailings that fall short of successful fulfillment and suggest appropriate implementations to improve our processes. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • Post-Secondary Education in any or related field. • Minimum 2+ years in Lettershop and/or print environment. • working with Numbers, data and spreadsheets. • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CSV files, FusionPro. • Extensive knowledge of direct mail data processing, document composition, Canada Post and USPS postal regulations. • Excellent communication, administration and planning skills. • Capable of taking initiative and working independently with minimal direction. • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment with strong attention to detail. • Successfully handle confidential information and use appropriate discretion.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

External Candidates: apply to

External Candidates: apply to

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Position: Concrete Truck Driver Description: Safely operate a concrete truck in either an urban or rural setting. Slump, deliver and discharge high quality concrete to a wide variety of different customers. Requirements: Valid DZ or AZ license with multiple years of driving experience. Preference to those with concrete industry experience; however, training on concrete will be provided for those with an exceptional driving record. Some mechanical knowledge for minor preventative maintenance and pre-shift inspections. Please email resumes to:





With over 400 employees and 11 manufacturing facilities in 3 countries, Central Wire Industries (CWI) is drawing on innovation as a market leader in the production of specialty wires and wire products. CWI is looking to fill the following position at the Perth, Ontario location: Production Worker This is an off-shift position (either 4:00 p.m. - Midnight or Midnight - 8:00 a.m.) Responsible for a variety of tasks including setting up, operating and troubleshooting of equipment, product testing and material handling. Ideal candidates will possess a high school diploma, be safety oriented, self-starters with mechanical aptitude. For a detailed job description please visit Central Wire offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package. If you are interested in becoming part of the CWI team, please submit your cover letter and résumé by email to human. or mail to the address below: Central Wire Industries Ltd. Attn: Human Resources 1 North Street Perth, Ontario K7H 2S2 Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants can make their accommodation needs known in their cover letter. If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at 613-326-3006.





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Scapa North America, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tape products is seeking an Industrial Millwright for its Renfrew Operations. The position involves a broad range of routine and non-routine maintenance responsibilities for light to heavy manufacturing equipment. 8 or 12 hour Shift work is required for this position.

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The successful candidate will require an Industrial Millwright license with several years of related experience. The individual should have a good working knowledge of pneumatics and hydraulics and electrical experience would be considered an asset.


As a Millwright Mechanic you will be a member of the bargaining unit with an attractive wage and benefit package. The position offers job security, good working conditions, and challenging job responsibilities.

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Will consider third or fourth year apprentice. Please submit your resume to: We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting Job Title: BUSINESS UNIT:


Print Sales Representative Full Time (2017-2821) Metroland East , Advertising 65 Lorne St., Smiths Falls, ON, K7A 3K8

THE OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for an individual interested in a PRINT Sales Representative position. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in print platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities in the print industry • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is a PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle



Job Posting Job Title: Business Unit: THE OPPORTUNITY:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Prospect for new accounts, source leads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms • Responsible for ongoing sales with both new and existing clients • Consistently attain and/or surpass sales targets and hitting revenue targets • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities • Provide professional customer service in ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Create proposals and advertising solutions through compelling business cases • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions and play a key role in the overall success of our organization • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner


WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR • College Diploma in Business, Marketing or related field • A valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle

Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

OUR AODA COMMITMENT Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

If this sounds like a fit for you please apply by March 2, 2018:

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

Internal Candidates: apply to our internal posting portal on MyMetNet under My Career

External Candidates: apply to

External Candidates: apply to

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Sales Representative, Full Time (2018-2991) Metroland East, Advertising 250 Sydney Street, Belleville, ON, K8P 3Z3

We are looking for an individual interested in a Sales Representative position, for our Belleville Office. Applicants must be self-starters and exceptionally goal oriented as the focus of this position is on developing new revenue opportunities for both the print and digital media products.

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Employment Opportunities Equinelle Golf Club recognizes that quality service comes from employees that are valued, respected and offered competitive wages in a team oriented environment. Do You Want to Join the Equinelle Team? We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals to work with us seasonally for the duration of the golf season. All departments begin recruitment in March for the Golf Season running from April through October. Employees can expect a rewarding environment with a great balance between work and fun with both coworkers and members. •Working with our team at Equinelle is an exciting opportunity to develop many skills that will bolster your resume from customer service, teamwork, problem solving, and more. Please forward your resume to the following departments, based on the position you would like to apply for: • Facility maintenance person: • Kitchen (dishwashers, prep-cooks, cooks): • Restaurant and Banquet (servers, bartenders): • Turfcare (course maintenance staff): • Golf Shop (retail golf shop employees, back shop staff):

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Looking for a new career? You can be in charge of your future. Come visit us at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College. Find about programs, financial aid, how to apply, academic upgrading, and more, visit or call 613-267-2859 ext 5606 to talk or arrange a tour.


The Township is seeking to hire 4 college/university students to fill summer positions: 2 – Municipal Properties 1 – Public Works Office Admin 1 – Office Receptionist Students must be mature, responsible and able to work in both a team and individual environment. Successful candidates must be available to start work May 1st. All applicants (excluding Receptionist) must possess a valid G Driver’s license and must be returning to school in the fall. Please visit our website for more information regarding these summer student positions. Interested students should send their resume with a cover letter before the application deadline of March 9, 2018 at 4:00pm. HELP WANTED


For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at: or CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)


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Available In Perth or Alexandria Offices

We offer: • Immediate client base, strong referral network • Flexible schedules to meet work-life balance • Competitive compensation package: 60/40 to 65/35 based on experience • Weekly income • All equipment (including hydraulic tables), and supplies • Full-time reception coverage (billings, bookings and cancellations). • Laundry facilities on site • Internal and External promotions provided Practical experience working with workers compensation, and MVA clients an asset. Please send you letter of interest to;



Perth Campus



Shared Services Representative & Shared Services Coordinator

You’ll be working alongside an amazing group of chiropractors and therapists who have been in their professions from 8-22 years.


Changing Lives


Join our multidisciplinary team Full or Part–time and be treating clients in a professional, clinically based environment.


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Lanark County Housing Corporation (LCHC) is seeking competent, dynamic students to fill the following SUMMER STUDENT opportunities. This position may require the student to work in Carleton Place, Almonte, Perth and Smiths Falls.


building “ I’m my future.”



52 Abbott Street North, Unit #4, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 1W3

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Open Mon.–Fri. 40 Sunset Blvd. Perth


Our new, and recently launched department, Shared Services, is in need of energetic, driven members to join our team to deliver quality service to our operational departments. Our Shared Services Representative provides ongoing support to all departments within the Company through a variety of tasks or projects including providing technical & administrative support to the Claims and Underwriting departments to assist in the efficient operations of their respective business lines. In addition to these accountabilities, our Shared Services Coordinator provides technical expertise to our Representative teams through transaction coordination, metrics and reporting. He/She will also be a Subject Matter Expert and will support the team by providing ongoing coaching and training. These roles require the following key skills, coupled with a desire to learn and grow! • Strong organizational skills and a keen ability to multi task, • Thorough attention to detail is a must to ensure accuracy, • Demonstrated problem solving skills, • Strong computer literacy with proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, internet navigation and the ability to learn other programs easily, • Ability to perform moderate mathematical calculations, • Superior communication skills with a commitment to confidentiality, • Superior customer service skills with a mindset for continuous improvement, and • Completion of post-secondary education is required. • Representative position considers previous insurance experience is an asset, whereas our Coordinator positions requires 2+ years experience in Property & Casualty insurance in an Underwriting role. Visit for a detailed role description. Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume with clear indication which role you are applying for by February 27, 2018 to: We thank all candidates for their applications; only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The Commonwell is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring barrier free employment.

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No Buyers Premium – All items AS NEW


Join our NEW WEEKLY ONLINE AUCTIONS with bidding opening Sundays @ 9 pm and ending the following Sunday at 9pm with a soft close. Create a free hi bid account and join in the fun. Auction invoices emailed right to you within 12 hours of the auction ending. Pick up weekly is at our Lanark County Liquidators located 182 Glenview Road, Smiths Falls. Open Thursdays & Fridays 12 pm to 5 pm as well as Saturdays & Sundays 9 am to 5 pm. We accept Cash, Debit, Interact, Visa, MasterCard & American Express. For full Auction terms, photos and more please visit our website. Delivery to you can be arranged for an extra fee. Call or text Dan. 613-285-4224. Have stuff for sale? Call us! We buy everything. We pay cash, load & leave.

SAT, NOV 2, 2013 @ 10:00 AM FOR MRS. LILLNNE HALL 10081 BROKEN SECOND ROAD IROQUOIS, ON As Mrs. Reed is moving to retirement living she will be offering at auction a variety of furnishings, appliances some new, cookware, musical instruments, electronics, antiques, collectibles as well! Auctioneers Note: New items available, everything has been maintained miraculously throughout. See you at the sale! For conditions of sale, a detailed list w/ photos go to CLS803575_0215

DAN PETERS AUCTION Home Office (613) 284-8281 Dan Peters Cell: (613) 285-4224 email: Website:



Auction Sale Saturday February 17, 2018 Auction 10 a.m. – Viewing 9 a.m.

SPECIALTY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Qty of great barn finds and collectibles, antique Smarts of Brockville Catalogue, antique and vintage toys, outstanding collection of diecast, Shell gas pump, 500+ hot wheels and much more! For listing and pictures see Terms: Cash or Good Cheque 10% Buyers Premium

Call Today To Book Your Auction




Saturday, February 24 at 9:30 AM Doors Open at 8:00 AM 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 kms to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd. 18, travel 1/2 km. Watch for signs! We are proud to have been consigned to offer for auction, the outstanding private collection of Murray and the late Hazel Detweiler of Oxford Mills, Ont. Featured In This, Part Two of This Fabulous Auction, Will Be A Great assortment of Canadian Furniture including five cupboards, a marvelous array of various boxes, a large quantity of rare pottery including Port Neuf, and Redware as well as a spectacular assortment of smalls and collectibles. Please visit our website for a complete listing and photos, this is an auction you absolutely do not want to miss for this is an extremely interesting display of early Canadian antiques that the Detweiler’s spent the latter part of 5 decades amassing. Owner & Auctioneer Not Responsible for Loss or Accident Terms: Cash or Good Cheque with Acceptable ID Only No Interact Or Credit Card Payments, NO BUYER’S PREMIUM APPLIED!! NOTE: We are presently booking spring on-site Farm and Estate Auctions as well as accepting quality consignments for our remaining indoor auctions during the winter as well as machinery and equipment for our Annual Spring Consignment Sales. The most successful spring auction is planned and prepared for in the winter, call now to be assured your desired date. Thanks in advance to our valued customers, looking forward to serving you more in 2018. Auction Conducted By Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON (613) 537-8862





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Auctioneer: Jim Beere 613-326-1722



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REQUEST FOR TENDER The Township of Rideau Lakes will receive Sealed Tenders until 11:00 a.m. for the following:


Tender PW2018-5 March 1st, 2018 OPERATIONAL SERVICES

Tweed Inc. is seeking proposals for

Tender PW2018-8 March 2nd, 2018 SURFACE TREATMENT


Further information and documents may be obtained by contacting the undersigned or downloading it from

Interested parties are invited to request a copy of the bid package no later than February 22nd, 2018.

Dan Chant, Roads Coordinator 1-800-928-2250 x227

Bidding will open February 23 , 2018 and close March 9 . rd


Further details will be shared with bidders and all bidders will be subject to pre-screening prior to receiving the bid package. EMAIL


PHONE 855-558-9333 ext. 325

*There is potential for a multi-year term.

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Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.



Lanark Animal Welfare Society has successful pet adoption weekend A huge thank you goes out to Pet Valu Almonte and Pet Valu Perth. Last weekend they invited LAWS to be part of the National adoption weekend and we were asked to bring a few extra kittens to their stores.  Since promoting the event early last week we found homes for nine of our kittens.  It was a pleasure meeting so many pet loving people and thank you to those who couldn’t resist to give one of our furry friends a new life into a forever home. On Saturday, Feb. 17 a LAWS volNester unteer will be at Global Pet Foods at 6081 Hazeldean Rd. in Stittsville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in support of their Show us Your Heart campaign. Adorable, adoptable LAWS kittens and/or cats will be on hand for anyone looking for a furry friend. There is still time to bake some cupcakes for National Cupcake Day Feb 26 for animal shelters. See the LAWS’ Facebook Page and website for details. If you have empties to return to The Beer Store why not drop them off at LAWS at 253 Glenview Rd., Smiths Falls. Empties For Paws helps all of the animals in our care. Note: Lanark Animal Welfare SociStitch ety (LAWS) shelter will be closed for Family Day, Monda, Feb 19 and we will be open again at 11 a.m. on Tues- Our pets of the week day. Enjoy the day. HI there Demi, Danni and Dora

here … we were part of the adoption weekend last week in Almonte at Pet Valu. We’re still at the store as unfortunately no one came yet to offer one, or more, of us a home.  We’re really cute. We’re three sisters and all black with medium long hair except Danni who has a lovely, cute   white spot on her chest.  We’re growing like weeds and soon the cage will be too small to house all three of us.  We’re four months old, friendly, very goodlooking and can’t wait for our next adventure in a forever home. Please meet

Demi, Danni and Dora

boys. They’re not related but have been together in the same home since they were kittens.  A drastic change in the family situation was the reason for them to be surrendered to LAWS.  It’s the former owners wish they stay together, but they can also go into separate homes if need be.  Nemo is a handsome dark orange medium long hair male and Stitch is a Harlequin Tabby with a very unique dark line on his back.  They’re an absolute treat to have around and we’re sure you’ll be sharing many happy moments with them. They’re available to be adopted at LAWS. Meet Nester who is friendly once Nemo he knows you. He is a striking silver/ grey Tabby and about one year old.  Recently he was adopted and returned us in Almonte. Nemo and Stitch: two very friend- after a short time.  It’s not fair to the ly and active close to six-year-old cat; some animals just need a bit more

time to become your favorite furry friend. Nester would do well in quiet home where he’s allowed to take the time he needs to get used to his new surroundings. Once he has mastered that he’ll spoil you with his love and affection, probably more than you can handle. Please give him another chance; he’s available at LAWS. Wish list: Friskies pâté canned cat food, liquid laundry detergent, printer paper, postage stamps, sturdy garbage bags (30 inches by 33 inches or similar). Thank you for your continued support. Follow us at www.facebook. com/lanarkanimals and at If you have any questions or concerns, contact the shelter at or by calling 613-283-9308. LAWS is located at 253 Glenview Rd., Smiths Falls.

Realtors Care Foundation

Members of the Rideau-St. Lawrence Real Estate Board presented a cheque on behalf of the Realtors Care Foundation, to Kimberley Wright (right) of the Leeds & Grenville Interval House on Feb. 7. Pictured are Ron David, Marty Urquhart, Sharon Clarke of the realtor foundation. Submitted photo


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Fun and Fitness-Watson’s Corners Hall; Mondays 9:30-10:30 am. Info.: Pam 613-2592182x2306 Job Search Resource Centre, job postings, computer and internet access, resume writing assistance, job search seminars and employment counselling. Guthrie House, 10 Perth St., Elgin. Mon.-Fri. 9-4. 613-359-1140. Monday Nite Bingo, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Doors open 5:30pm bingo starts 7pm, new progressive toonie pot. Portland Community Luncheon, Tuesday, February 27, 12 noon, Portland United Church. Menu: Penne, Rose sauce with broccoli, optional meatballs, rolls and dessert. Everyone welcome. Rideau Mellowdears, all male chorus, always welcome new voices, each Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm at Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road. No Audition Necessary. Contact: Lorne 613-264-1277. Shopping bus trip. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Leaving Portland Community Hall, 9 a.m. Info./location 613-272-2676.

Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast Feb. 17, 8 - 11 AM at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road, Snow Road Station. Soup & Sandwich lunch served at 12 pm Sunday February 18, includes dessert, coffee/ tea followed by bid euchre tournament at 1 pm Come for lunch, cards or both. 658 Rosedale Rd S, entrance off Guthrie Rd. Support Group for individuals whose lives have been affected by mental health issues or trauma. Wednesdays, 1-3pm in the library, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road (at Huntmar), Carp Toledo Legion Wings every Friday from 4-8pm. Further details call: 613-275-2154

SMITHS FALLS Baby Talk playgroup for parents and infants 0-12 months. Monday, February 12, 26. 1-2 pm, 91 Cornelia St W. For information call 613-283-0095 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.

Community Home Support Bereavement Support Group, meets last Tue of the month, 1 - 3pm, Smiths Falls District Community Health Centre enter at front entrance 2 Gould St. Info: 613-267-6400 EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings every Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Monday February 12, 26. 9 am - noon, 91 Cornelia Street W. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre Intergenerational playgroup, Van Horne Retirement Residence. Monday February 25, 9:30 - 11 am, 25 Van Horne Ave, Smiths Falls. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Tuesday, February 13, 20, 27. 9am - noon, 91 Cornelia St W. For information call 613-2830095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Wednesday, February 14, 21, 28. 9am- noon, Trinity United Church. For information call 613-283-0095

EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Thursday, February 8, 15, 22. 9am noon, Kinsmen Building, Lower Reach Park. For information call 613-283-0095 EarlyON Child & Family Centre playgroup, Friday, February 9, 16, 23. 9am-noon, 1 Cornelia St W. For more information call 613283-0095 EarlyON parenting workshop, “Triple P”, Thursday, February 22, March 1, 8, 22 (4 nights). 6:30 - 8:30pm, 91 Cornelia St West. Call 613-283-0095 to register. Jamboree - Open Stage, Feb 18, Music 1pm, Dinner 5pm Smiths Falls Legion Br. 95. Members, Guest & Public Welcome. Info: 613283-2690 LAWS “Share the Love” bottle drive for the mnth of February. 253 Glenview Road, open daily 11am-4pm. Need help researching your ancestors? Contact Lisa Trodden to make an appointment at 613-283-0711 or Ontrac Employment Resource Services, Attention Students. Job Fair for Gemmell’s Garden Centre, Ontrac boardroom, Feb. 28, 3-6 pm. Bring resume and photo identification.

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Pasta for Defibrillators, Feb 24, 4-6pm, Smiths Falls Free Methodist Church. Everyone who comes can enjoy a plate of homemade pasta and bread. Funds raised will purchase a Defibrillator for Ellel Ministries. Smiths Falls Horticultural Society meeting, February 20, 7 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion. Guest speaker: Jamie Roy owner of Acanchus Floral and Botanical in Almonte. Talk about houseplants, everyone welcome. Spaghetti Supper, Masonic Hall, 46 Russell St. W, Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee/tea. Choice of Alfredo Sauce or Tomato Meat Sauce. Tickets at the door. Sponsor: Ideal Chapter #61, Order of the Eastern Star. St Johns Anglican Church, Free Community Dinner. 2 George Street South. Sunday, February 18, doors open at 3:45pm. All Welcome. Station Theatre - Movie Night. February 16 & 17 at 7pm. ‘Wonder’ starring Julia Roberts & Jacob Tremblay. Rated PG. Tickets at the door (cash only). 613-283-0300


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North Grenville developers see influx from Ottawa, Toronto BY PAULINA HREBACKA

As the cost of a new home in urban centres climbs, prospective homebuyers look to rural communities such as North Grenville for affordable housing options. Many relocating from the city have chosen Kemptville as their new home, so the Advance spoke with a number of local developers to find out why. According to Marissa Tessarolo, sales consultant at eQuinelle, the Kemptville District Hospital and the variety of schools available significantly contribute to the growing interest of buying a home in Kemptville. “Clients are looking for a neighbourhood with active lifestyle amenities for people at all stages of life,” said Tessarolo. “They’re very happy with what the town of Kemptville has to offer. As many of our homeowners are retirees, the tranquility of our greenspaces and outdoor trails are right up their alley.” Tessarolo also noted the convenient drive for commuters as there is typically little traffic on Highway 416. “We’ve also had quite a few Torontonians purchase homes from us in the last year, and certainly the slower pace and major reduction in traffic from what they’re used to in the GTA are a big deal.” Housing developments in North Grenville cover a range of sizes, styles, and price ranges. The Tempo community from Glenview Homes, currently in development at 2623 County Road 43, spans more than 20 acres and hosts 152 lots, of which, all but 13 have sold. Of those choosing Tempo, the majority are coming to Kemptville from

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The entrance of the Tempo community development by Glenview Homes at 2623 County Road 43 in Kemptville. Of all 152 lots, only 13 remain unsold, and most buyers are moving to Kemptville from Ottawa. Ottawa, and the demographic presents a wide age range. “It’s definitely a mix,” said Glenview Homes managing director, Jacob Shabinsky. “I’d say two-thirds of buyers are coming from the south end. There’s a lot of young families, but also a number of baby boomers and retirees looking for things that Kemptville has to offer, such as space and the connectedness of a small community.” The new Tempo residents are also coming from other areas of North Grenville, Brockville, and Toronto. “They see Kemptville as an alternative suburb to Ottawa that’s appealing because of its small-town feel,” said Shabinsky. “They like the convenience of having so many amenities within walking distance. Buyers have mentioned the Ferguson Forest Centre, the new Kemptville Public School,

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and the North Grenville trails system.” Shabinsky also spoke to why Glenview Homes decided to develop in Kemptville. “We were looking at communities with a convenient commute to Ottawa via the 416, and we liked that there were so many schools in Kemptville – that’s something that prospective Tempo residents have also highlighted as an asset.” Another local developer, LA Group, is also working on plans for a new subdivision in Kemptville. Oxford Village will be located across from Rona on County Road 43, and site servicing is tentatively slated to commence in spring of 2018. LA Group is also working on a revised version of their Kemptville Landing condominium project in downtown Kemptville, originally launched in spring 2015.

“We’ve seen buyers from all over Ottawa moving to the Kemptville area – particularly Orleans, Rockland, Westboro, Kanata, and Barrhaven,” said Cailie McNeill, marketing services manager. “The proximity to Ottawa and the rejuvenation of Kanata’s high tech and government sector has been a strong influence, but mostly it’s the pricing and lifestyle that Kemptville offers that is really attractive to buyers.” The folks at LA Group have identified three major trends among their buyers – first-time buyers looking for affordable homes with land, downsizers looking to escape Ottawa and live in a small town with city amenities, and people who’ve lived in the area previously and are looking to return to be closer to family and friends. “In short, I would say the pricing in Kemptville means buyers can get more for their budget, as well as access to excellent schools and toprated healthcare, and still enjoy the small town feel that Kemptville has maintained with its growth,” McNeill stated. LA Group has also seen an increase in French residents coming to the area with the two French language school boards located on the Kemptville College campus. “We expect to see continued growth in this population, particularly those coming from the Orleans and Rockland area,” she said. Only five homes remain available in Urbandale Construction’s Country Walk, an exclusive adult lifestyle community in the heart of Kemptville. Marketing co-ordinator Justine Davidson says the Kemptville



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Sustainable North Grenville Feb. 26 talk focuses on ground source heat pumps Groundhog Day has passed and Sustainable North Grenville is coming out of a short hibernation to reconnect with our community. Plans are ramping up for the 11th annual Sustainability Fair, scheduled for April 22 (Earth Day) at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. As always, that will be a free event featuring local businesses, sustainable options, music, food and a kids’ section. The electric vehicle showcase will return and fill the arena with cars, their owners, and dealerships offering test drives. There is much more to do, so stay tuned for updates and


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no bouncy castles or face painting, but visitors will find “things people have never heard of, like snow painting and freeze dancing.” She’s particularly excited about the freeze dancing and a visit from the Snow Queen, Elsa. “We’ll have live music


mark the date on your calendar. With the fair still some time away, we are benefitting from the kindness of Grenville Mutual Insurance who have offered us their facility to host a presentation on heat pumps, with a focus on ground source heat pumps (also called geothermal systems). Many will know that there is a new provincial program in Ontario that offers rebates for the installation of a residential heat pump. But how do these work? What is needed for an installation? Most importantly, many have heard these things can save money, but how much do

they cost and what is the payback? Come join us on Monday, Feb. 26 at the Grenville Mutual offices, 380 Colonnade Drive in Kemptville. Bring your questions on heat pumps and hear the latest on the upcoming sustainability fair. For details on the Green Ontario Fund and the available rebate programs for heat pumps and other residential upgrades, visit www.greenon. ca. For questions, please contact Sustainable North Grenville at Submitted by Sustainable North Grenville

and people can dance all day long. When the music stops, you freeze. It will be led by our Snow Queen, who is our big star.” There may also be a few added surprises for visitors that are still being worked out. All activities are free, except for the food (popcorn,

hot chocolate, hot dogs, maple syrup taffy), which will all be available for $2. The North Gower and Kars Scouts are cooking up elephant ears (similar to Beaver Tails), for guests as well. For more information on February Frost Fest, visit the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre on Facebook.

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New policing legislation doesn’t sit well with North Grenville CAO, council BY PAULINA HREBACKA

The following briefs are from the Feb. 12 North Grenville council meeting. Following a five-year review by the Future of Policing Advisory Committee and Justice Tulloch’s Independent Police Oversight Review, the province introduced new policing legislation in November 2017. According to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the Safer Ontario Act 2017, which includes a new Police Services Act, contains the most significant revisions to the framework that governs policing in nearly 27 years. One of the key changes is the elimination of municipal police services boards, and the recommendation to create detachment boards based on OPP detachments. North Grenville’s chief administrative officer, Brian Carré, initially introduced the matter at the Feb. 5 committee of the whole meeting. “Council and staff at the North Grenville municipality supported AMO’s position that the elimination of nearly 100 OPP boards will put much more distance between a community, its board, and the police,” said Carré. “Policing is fundamentally a local function. Detachment police services boards will create a significant logistical challenge at best, but more so ignores the policing principle

that policing priorities are to be developed within a distinct local community.” Staff recommended that a submission be developed and prepared in conjunction with the chair of the North Grenville Police Services Board, Don Sherritt, to the advisory committee looking at the proposed legislation. Council passed a resolution recommending that Carré accompany Sherritt to present the municipality’s concerns with Bill 175, the Safer Ontario Act, 2017 at a public hearing before the Provincial Standing Committee on Justice Policy. Following the vote, Mayor David Gordon commented, “I think this resolution is probably one of the more important ones. I think the province has lost their way. When it comes to changes in the Police Act, they don’t have the feel of smaller urban or rural municipalities, so I think we should be fighting this at every chance we get.” The next police services board meeting is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. North Grenville receives $76,000 grant for bike lanes The municipality was successful in receiving $75,995.76 from the province for new bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure, as part of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) program.

As part of the original application, the municipality identified future projects that would be eligible under the OMCC. However, funding for these projects will be subject to review and approval based on mandatory reporting for projects completed in the previous year. The OMCC program distributed a total of $93 million across Ontario to 120 municipalities. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. The following are briefs from the Feb. 5 North Grenville committee of the whole session. Council adopts draft Official Plan, debates use of apostrophe in hamlet names Staff from North Grenville’s planning and development department brought an Official Plan (OP) update to council with many revisions, and a recommendation for council to adopt the revised version of the draft document. Further, staff recommended that council pass a resolution to permit privately initiated amendment applications to the OP following adoption and approval. After Coun. Donovan Arnaud and planning and development chair, read the resolution, Deputy Mayor Barb Tobin addressed the concern over the lack of use of apostrophes in the Bishops Mills and Burritts Rapids hamlet names, as raised during a public meeting on Nov.

20. Touching on the importance of maintaining consistency as well as respecting local language usage, council considered the possibility of deferring the approval of the draft OP until efforts to further deliberate the concerns with the public are fulfilled. Coun. Jim Bertram prepared a motion for local usage to be adopted, which Arnaud offered to second, before Deputy Clerk Katie Valentin corrected the procedural error that the chair of a committee may not second a motion. Following further deliberation, council defeated Coun. Bertram’s resolution to adopt local language usage as it was not seconded, due to concerns over potential legal implications of having the apostrophe used in some, but not all, official documents. Council voted to adopt the draft OP, and planned to further investigate legal implications of adopting the local usage of apostrophes in the Bishops Mills and Burritts Rapids hamlet names. Council will bring an update on the matter to a future meeting. The Official Plan is available with revisions included on the municipality’s website at under the Feb. 5 committee of the whole meeting agenda.

posed zoning bylaw amendments will be held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre at 285 County Road 44 on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The first application is to amend the zoning on 781 Van Buren Street from rural to business enterprise – special exception, to permit the establishment of an office and contractor’s or trades’ establishment, to permit gravel parking surfaces and to reduce the required landscape strip and interior side yard adjacent residential uses. The zoning bylaw amendment for 383 Townline Road is to amend the zoning from rural to highway commercial – special exception, to permit the establishment of a health spa and to permit gravel parking. The third application is to amend zoning at 520 County Road 18 from agriculture and flooding and erosion protection to agriculture, agriculture – special exception and flooding and erosion protection to permit a reduction in the minimum lot area from 35 hectares to 22.2 hectares and to prohibit residential uses on the subject lands. The same lands are the subject of a concurrent application for consent to severance under the Planning Act. For more information regarding these proposed zoning bylaw amendments or the public meeting on Feb. 20, please Three zoning bylaw amendment public contact Phil Mosher at pmosher@northmeetings set for Feb. 20 or 613-258-9569 ext. A public meeting regarding three pro- 118.

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Viki Fuller-Bastien of Victory Time Farm gets dished up some delicious food by Rolly Beaulne, a knight with the Knights of Columbus, volunteering his time at the North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 11. Below, left: North Grenville Scouts from left: Daniel Mitchell, Elisa Hopkins, and Cameron Allan helped bus tables at the 20th annual Sweetheart Brunch. Below, right: Sweethearts Janet and Ron Butfoy of Oxford Station tuck into a delicious breakfast. This June the Butfoys will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary.

Above: Donna Lee O’Farrell and her husband Dermid O’Farrell received a certificate of appreciation for their role in starting the North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch – what has become a huge fundraiser put on by the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council 5333 – now in its 20th year, and continued commitment and support on Sunday, Feb. 11. Pictured from left to right, Grand Knight Todd Fortin, Donna Lee O’Farrell, Dermid O’Farrell, and Sweetheart Brunch chair, Jim McManaman. Pictured right: Mom Karla Hauekes and daughter Trystan Meunier, 2, enjoy their pink and red carnations. Evelyn Harford/Metroland


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ast week I had to swing by the bank. As I approached the entrance to the bank, I noticed an elderly gentleman: he was leaning against his car with one hand, had one foot up on the curb and was trying to place his cane on the sidewalk in such a way that he could stabilize himself enough to get both feet on to the curb without falling. There have been many times in my life where I have seen similar situations and just kept walking, but for some reason that day I stopped. I was afraid of offending the man by offering my assistance, but my fear took a backseat to decency this time. He told me his wife had gone into the bank and she was taking a long time, so he didn’t want to sit in the car anymore. He held out his arm to me and I grabbed him by the elbow to help him up onto the curb and walked with him into the bank. He thanked me, though it was no trouble on my part. After I left the bank and got into my car I began thinking about all the times I walked by people even though they were clearly struggling: elderly people trying to lift heavy bags in and out of their shopping cart, clear snow off their vehicles, reach for something on a high shelf in the store, open doors while using a walker. I did absolutely nothing to alleviate their struggles; mainly because I was terrified of offending them by im-

JENNIFER WESTENDORP MY OPINION plying they were too feeble to do things for themselves. My generation was programmed with ‘politically correct’ mannerisms. Pretty much anything you do could potentially offend someone and being offensive made you a bad person. They taught us to walk on eggshells in every social situation and to always, ALWAYS be politically correct. And that’s stupid. Because now as an adult I hesitate to help those who are struggling because I ‘may’ offend someone. Human beings are not supposed to walk by each other without acknowledgment, period, let alone when someone is struggling. It’s not normal. And yet in today’s society we are all so focused on looking out for number one. Fifty years ago that gentleman at the bank would have had countless offers of help from people – now he only has me. A helping hand may not seem like a big deal, but it’s those brief moments of connections that form community. I’m never going to keep walking again. I’ll offend 100 people before I’ll watch another struggle.

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Crushing on candy Kassidy Curnock, 6, visits the Valentine’s Winter Carnival hosted by eQuinelle Golf and Resident Club on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 11, after she had breakfast at the Sweetheart Brunch. Pictured here, Curnock fills her bag with complementary candy at the second annual winter carnival.

Fergus has interesting meeting with the chickens next door


had a great morning with my granddaughter one day last week. We ‘sang’ karaoke, watched a bit of Paw Patrol, had some snacks and searched out all the cats in their hiding places. Then we decided it would be a good idea to get some fresh air. We threw the ball for Fergus a few times, then took his radio collar off so that he could follow us out of the yard on a walk. I put the baby in her sled and started pulling her over the snow. Fergus led the way, bouncing with excitement. Either my granddaughter is a lot heavier than I remember, or I’m a lot weaker. When we reached the back of the second field I had to turn and head back. My arms were shaking and my legs were aching from the effort. I looked back and she was happily muttering to herself, “I see a bird...,” one mitten trailing in the freshly fallen snow. I tried to stop her from putting it in her mouth but it was no use. Finally back at the house, the baby spotted something through the trees in the yard next door. A miniature John Deere tractor in all its green glory was parked there next to

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the neighbour’s house. “Tractor,” she stated. “I drive tractor.” And with that declaration she rolled out of the sled, onto her knees and struggled to standing position in her snowsuit. I was too worn out from the sled pull to protest. Off she tottered through the snow. The neighbour had let her play with the yard toys once before, so I decided I would indulge her for a few minutes. I picked her up and helped her over the cedar rail fence and into the neighbour’s yard. She examined one snow-covered item after another: a slide, a miniature car and finally, the tractor. She climbed inside – no easy feat in snow pants and boots – and started moving levers as if she were shifting gears with Dad on the farm. That’s when we heard the chickens. As I was focused on the baby

and her explorations, I had totally forgotten about Fergus, the Golden Retriever. He had been watching those fancy chickens since the day they arrived, about a week after he did. When he was a small pup he was afraid of the funny-looking birds and their squawks startled him. Well apparently now that he was several months older and wiser, he had decided he was no longer afraid of the chickens. He was intrigued by them. Fascinated, even. And he wanted to show that he could retrieve them. I told the baby to stay – she looked frozen in the tractor so there wasn’t much danger of her moving. I took a few leaping steps around the house to where the chicken coop stood and there was Fergus, with a big black bird in his mouth. I felt like that character on Bugs Bunny who has to keep smacking Sylvester the cat on the bottom to get him to drop Tweety Bird out of his mouth. Somehow I managed to convince Fergus to release the chicken. The bird staggered away, with ruffled feathers and a few left behind on the ground. Fergus was trying to spit downy fluff out of his mouth. I scooped him up under the arms

and marched him home, a few feet at a time. As I struggled I realized that for the second time that morning I was getting a truly strenuous workout, and I was likely going to pay for it later. Fergus grunted and didn’t help me with his transfer to the house, where I locked him inside. He popped up in the window and barked as I returned next door to get the baby, who was still in the tractor, watching the whole chicken circus. “Ch-ch-chicken … OK?” she asked, worried. “Oh yes, chicken is OK,” I assured her. “She’s probably pretty mad at Fergus for messing her feathers, though. Do you want to come see the chicken?”

The baby nodded yes so I helped her to climb out of the tractor and approach the chicken coop. The big, black bird stood in the doorway, warily watching us come closer. The little girl squatted down so that she was eye to eye with the bird. They stayed like that for a few minutes, checking each other out. “Bird is OK,” she announced after a while, brushing snow off her pants and heading back across the yard to our house. Note to self: bring the neighbours one of our chickens out of the freezer as a peace offering. Email: www.theaccidentalfarmwife.

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North Dundas mother of transgender child launches Rainbow Union safe space Amelie’s school were also very proactive in supporting Amelie’s transition, and many people in the community came forward to vow to watch out for Amelie. “I don’t think we would’ve gotten that in a big city,” said Brown. “In a more diverse city, she may have not stuck out so much, but here, people know her, and I love that.” Brown was pleasantly surprised to see her community accept Amelie, but the standards and expectations of gender in society continue to hinder people who are gender non-conforming. This makes Brown’s job as a supportive parent even more difficult to fulfill. “The insecurity that comes with all these social norms for someone like Amelie means that as a parent, I have to do cartwheels to show her my support,” she said. “In order to compensate for what’s happening in our society, you have to go the extra mile.” Brown believes it’s been a lot easier for her community to accept Amelie since she is still a child. “People have a hard time denying a child, because they see the innocence of it. I think this has been really effective for people who maybe haven’t thought that much about gender identity, or maybe had ignorant thoughts about it, to look at it from a different perspective.” Brown argues that even those who identify as their

gender assigned at birth and are heterosexual are affected by societal ideals about gender. “Even people who would consider themselves genderconforming heterosexuals are held back by ideas like, ‘boys don’t cry,’ and other expectations based on their gender that they feel they need to live up to,” she commented. “I think everyone’s trying to move away from that right now.” Efforts to accommodate gender diversity are taking place in cities and rural areas all over Ontario, and the LGBTQ2 community is gaining more visibility through these efforts. “We’re really lucky to be so close to CHEO, which has one of the only gender departments for children and youth in Canada — that’s huge,” said Brown. “People need to know about those resources and how to access them.” Brown also stressed the importance of parents taking the time to educate their children on gender identity. “There are more and more children coming out now, and they need to feel safe and deserve to be supported just like any other kid.” Rainbow Union Dundas & Grenville is a not-forprofit, parent-led organization by and for LGBTQ2 families. The meetings are child and youth-friendly. Currently, Brown is seeking sponsors for the Rainbow Union’s bi-monthly meet-


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Raising a transgender child can be difficult, especially when your family lives in a small rural community, where gender diversity isn’t prominently visible, and there are few to no resources available. Holly Brown is a mother of three from North Dundas, and one of her children is gender non-conforming, who will be referred to as Amelie throughout this article for the sake of confidentiality. Amelie was assigned a male gender at birth, and since the age of seven, has chosen to express a stereotypical feminine identity through her choice of clothing, hairstyle and other aspects of her lifestyle. Throughout her daughter’s transition, Brown has strived to be as supportive as possible. She is equipped with an educational and professional background in social work and community development, which has benefitted her along the way. One of the main struggles Brown has encountered in raising Amelie is that the appropriate support systems are hard to come by. “In North Grenville, as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing,” said Brown. “There are some meetings in Ottawa that are for parents, but they can’t bring their kids. So, if you’re a single parent or you’re in a situation where you always have your kids, then you can’t attend.” As a result, Brown has decided to spearhead her own organization for LGBTQ2 families, called Rainbow Union Dundas & Grenville. The group will meet regularly starting in March. Parents with children who are questioning are welcome, as well as parents who belong to the queer community themselves. The meetings will be open to all ages. “I wanted something to change in the community and I feel like this is going to bring a lot of visibility,” said Brown. “I know there’s a lot of support out there for it.” Brown is already familiar with five other families in the area who are part of the queer community and would benefit from the Rainbow Union. “People need to feel like they belong,” Brown said. “If they’re questioning, or if they have a child or youth that they think is questioning, then they can come. I don’t want people to feel like they have to be at a certain point.” Before Amelie came out to her mother at the age of seven, Brown had her suspicions. “She hadn’t affirmed her gender identity, but as a parent, I was really suspicious, and there were a lot of red flags that told me something was stirring beneath the surface with her.” Brown wants parents in similar situations to feel welcome, and for people to see the group as a safe space to meet others. “There isn’t a safe space like that here yet, and I want to build the sense of community,” she said. Amelie’s choice to express a female identity has been supported by

her parents since the very beginning. She came out to her mother at the age of seven, after their family had just moved to North Dundas from Orleans. One thing Brown would like parents of queer or questioning children to know is that it isn’t as scary as it seems. “When Amelie first came out, I was so scared. We had just moved out here, and I thought, ‘Oh, you’re telling me this now, after we moved to North Dundas?’” It happened while Brown and her children were out shoe shopping one spring. “I was bringing her through the aisles, and she was supposed to pick out whatever footwear she wanted, and she brought me a pair of shoes that were all black sequins,” said Brown. “I’ve always been pretty open-minded, but at the same time, I thought she might get made fun of. When I told her that, she was adamant that she wanted the shoes anyway.” Prior to this, Brown said there have always been instances of gender dysphoria with Amelie since the age of three. “I then brought her to the clothing department and asked her to pick out some new clothes,” she noted. “She went around picking out items from the girls’ section, and I ended up buying her a dress that day.” Brown told Amelie that she could wear the dress at home if she wanted to, and she wore it all weekend long. “Then on Monday, she surprised me when she came out ready to go to school in the dress,” said Brown. “She came out in the matter of a weekend, and there was no stopping her.” Despite her background in gender studies, Brown feels that she couldn’t have made the experience any easier for Amelie. “She’s just incredibly courageous, and an old soul. She pretty much led the way.” As Amelie started going to school dressed quite differently, Brown felt the need to let the community know what was going on. “There were many conversations that had to happen — with the doctor’s office, the school, the library, even the post office … because we’re in such a small town, we’re so visible,” she said. But Brown was impressed by the response from her community. “Not one person judged us. That’s one of the things that I feel so thankful for.” Amelie came out right before the push for Bill C-16 to pass, which explicitly prohibits discrimination against transgender Canadians and affords them protection against hate crimes. “It was very timely that I was going through this with Amelie, and then I felt desperate to see this bill pass,” said Brown. “I called our Conservative MP at the time, and he was so supportive. He got back to me right away and offered to support us in any way that we needed.” The principal and teachers at



All dogs in North Grenville require an annual dog license. If purchased before March 31st, the license is $15 and if purchased after March 31st, the cost is $30. The license can now be purchased or renewed and paid for online by visiting the Municipal website at and clicking on Online Services. For more information on dog or kennel licenses, please contact By-Law Services.

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Kemptville 73’s come out on wrong end of weekend action BY BRIAN WILSON

The Kemptville 73’s travelled to Smiths Falls on Friday, Feb. 9 for a tilt with the Bears. The Bears are fighting for the last spot for this year’s playoffs. The 73’s job is to play spoiler. The game featured an overall sloppiness by both teams intermingled with occasional patches of exciting hockey. The first period was played to a scoreless tie. In the second, the Bears opened the scoring just seconds after a Kemptville penalty had expired to take a 1-0 lead. Jacob Thousand set up Ashton Fry’s twentieth of the year, to tie the score at 1-1. The third period had both teams going full out, but the level of sloppiness continued. Smiths Falls took the lead on a Kemptville giveaway. Thousand evened the score

at the 13-minute mark, with the assists going to Fry and Joel Frazee. Four minutes later, Garrett Meyer put the 73’s ahead 3-2 with his seventh of the season. Ben MacDonald and Thousand set this one up. The Bears tied the score at 3-3 with two minutes left in the third, forcing overtime. This game should have been over earlier but Kemptville was unable to take advantage of a five-minute power play. Nothing was solved with overtime so it was on to the shootout. This turned into one of the most exciting in a while as the teams sent out a combined 18 shooters before a game winner was determined. Smiths Falls was able to pick up the 4-3 win. Jacob Thousand was selected as second star with a goal and two assists. The second game of the weekend was a rare Saturday night affair on

Feb. 10 in North Grenville. The juggernaut Carleton Place Canadians rolled into Kemptville to take on the lowly 73’s. The Canadians are currently ranked number one in the country and hold down a 10-point lead over the second place Ottawa Junior Senators and a 20point lead over the rest of the CCHL. The Canadians opened the scoring in the first with a power play goal to take a 1-0 lead. They added an even strength goal with 37 seconds left before the intermission. In the second, Kemptville notched a power play goal of their own. Great passing from Ashton Fry and Liam

Hunter set up Charlie Kiefer’s blast from the point. Carleton Place special teams continued to roll. They added a shorthanded and another power play goal before the break to take a 4-1 lead. The third period featured both teams exchanging even strength goals. Scoring for the 73’s was Garrett Meyer with his eighth of the season, from Jacob Thousand and Fry. The Canadians concluded the scoring with their third power play marker of the game. Carleton Place went home with the 6-2 victory. Ashton Fry was named second star with his two assists.

As the season starts to wind down, the upcoming games this week are on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Jim Durrell in Ottawa against the Junior Senators in a 7:30 p.m. start. The next game is a home game against the Rockland Nationals on Friday, Feb. 16 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. Puck drop is at 7:30. The 73’s are also hosting a special school day game on Thursday, Feb. 22. The opposition will be the Navan Grads. Game time is 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact


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ATV Ride for Dad ready to roll again Saturday, March 3 in South Mountain Going into their sixth edition, the Nation Valley ATV Club is ready to roll with the 2018 edition of the Telus ATV Ride For Dad on Saturday, March 3 at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall. In recent years, the number of participants have ranged between 150 to 300 riders, which travel on the North Dundas ATV trail system throughout the day, and have helped raise more than $290,000 to date for prostate cancer research and awareness. The ride is $30 to participate (plus OFATV membership or day pass). Registration fee includes lunch on the trail, dinner back at the agricultural hall, prize tickets, and a gift bag. If more than $100 is raised in pledges, the $30 fee is refunded. This Ride for Dad event includes a silent auction. All items being auctioned have been donated by local businesses and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be used to fight prostate cancer in the Ottawa area. Pre-registration is encouraged at Pledges can also be made to support the cause on the website as well. Registration on site at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall is open between 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with opening speeches and departure scheduled for 10 a.m. “We are always overwhelmed by the turnout and the support for this event. Every year, it beats all of our expectations and gets more successful,” said club president and committee co-chair Sebastien Smith. “We are looking forward to welcoming local ATV riders and visitors from all across Ontario.” In 2013, Nation Valley ATV Club became the first all-terrain vehicle chapter to start a Ride for Dad rally in Ontario. Since then, several have used their model and

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The Nation Valley ATV Club is preparing for its sixth edition of the ATV Ride for Dad fundraiser, set for Saturday, March 3 at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $290,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. Above, riders gather for the start of a past year’s event. Submitted photo






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vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded in his field, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters. Surfin’ USA, The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics Fun, Fun, Fun, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls and the Grammy nominated Good


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community is ideal for clients as it pairs historic roots with modern conveniences. “Kemptville is becoming increasingly popular for many first-time homebuyers and downsizers alike,” she said. “This picturesque community features ample specialty shops, services, and fine dining opportuni-

Vibrations. Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping Kokomo. Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. They were centerstage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. Had this remarkable band been less committed to its art and its fans, it could have retired from the field with honor at dozens of points along the way, confident that it had made a lasting contribution to world culture. And still, The

Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun, with no end in sight. The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 50 years ago. In 2013, their Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified triple platinum with over three million in sales and climbing), and its companion The Warmth of the Sun marked a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that again rocked the world Most recently in 2016, The Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit

ties, and offers unique experiences while maintaining old town charm and a strong sense of community.” Urbandale Construction finds that most considering a home in Kemptville are drawn to the appeal of a smaller town as they retreat from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. “Kemptville also offers an abundance of nature trails

and access to the Rideau River, as well as easy access to the 416 for commuting,” Davidson said. “For buyers, Kemptville offers a more cost-effective alternative to Ottawa and Toronto.” Kemptville District Hospital was once again stressed as an invaluable resource in the community by Urbandale clients.

“Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The band commemorated this prolific time in the life of the Beach Boys with a 50 Years of Good Vibrations tour. Additionally, front man Mike Love released his highlyanticipated memoir titled

GOOD VIBRATIONS: My Life as a Beach Boy, in September 2016. The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth — and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play — it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

Kemptville Live Music Festival is held July 19-22 on the grounds of the historic Kemptville College, just 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Tickets are on sale now at Submitted by the Kemptville Live Music Festival

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Feb. 21: Kemptville Horticultural Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Kemptville Pentecostal Church (1964 County Road 43). Guest speaker for this month will be Tom Bryant from Floral Design Landscaping on the topic, Softscaping Your Garden. Feb. 26: Sustainable North Grenville hosts presentation on heat pumps at Grenville Mutual Insurance (380 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville). Talk runs from 7 to 9 p.m. (please arrive by 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start).

March 10: Juice Jam at the North Grenville Public Library. Join Kerry and Sue Badgley from 11 a.m. to noon for an hour of songs, puppets, cookies and juice. For children 0-8 and admission is free. For information, please call 613-258-4711. Every third Monday of the month: Parkinson Canada monthly support groups are an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners to share their experiences and discover new resources for daily living. Join us at Kemptville & District Home Support, 215 Sanders St., Suite 101, in Kemptville every third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For information, contact Margaux Wolfe at 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3425 or margaux.wolfe@parkinson. ca. Every Monday: Newcomer Bridge at St. John’s United Church, Kemptville (400 Prescott St.) at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $5. Designed to introduce to and support players new to duplicate bridge. All levels welcome. No partner needed. For info, call 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. Every Friday: Friendship Lunch held at St. John’s United Church in Kemptville. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., donations accepted but not expected. Everyone welcome. Third Saturday of every month: Euchre tournament at the Kemptville Legion, Branch 212 (100 Reuben Crescent). Registration from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Games start

at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Refreshments membership required. available. Everyone welcome. Last Sunday of every month: Bingo at Last Sunday of every month: The Odd the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben CresFellows & Rebekahs Supper is held every cent. Doors open at 6 p.m. Guaranteed month except for the months of Decem- jackpot of $400. Refreshments available. ber, July and August from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Third Monday of every month: Kemptville, are you a local, professional woman? Third Saturday of every month: Kempt- Kemptville Women in Business (KWIB) ville Legion monthly breakfast (100 Reu- typically meets for networking and busiben Crescent) from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6 ness building every third Monday at 6:30 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under. p.m. in the Community Room at GrenEveryone welcome. ville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Dr, Kemptville. For more information on Every Tuesday: Bridge at St. John’s becoming member of this exclusive group, United Church, Kemptville. Cost is $5. All or to attend a meeting as our guest, please levels of bridge players welcome. For info, email membership@kemptvillewomenincall 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. or see Every Tuesday evening: The Kemptville Lions Club holds their “Catch the Ace” Every Monday, Wednesday and Frilottery draw at the Kemptville Legion hall day: Kemptville Walking Group meets at (100 Reuben Crescent in Kemptville). Ev- North Grenville Municipal Centre at 8 erybody is welcome. a.m.

First Thursday of every month: The OxEvery Thursday: Bridge at St. John’s ford Mills Community Association meets United Church, Kemptville. All levels of at Maplewood Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All bridge players welcome. For info, call 613are welcome to attend this monthly meet- 915-1464 or 613-806-4495. ing covering community events in Oxford Mills. For information, call 613-258-3683. Every Wednesday: North Gower Family Storytime at the North Gower Library, Every Monday night: The Grenville 6579 Fourth Line Road, at 10:30 a.m. No Gremlins Square Dance Club meet at the registration required. 613-580-2940. North Grenville Municipal Centre. We dance basic and mainstream from 7:30 Wednesday evenings: Spencerville Mato 9:30 p.m. and do a plus tip from 7 to lala Women’s Choir is now accepting ad7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10 p.m. For the vance registration from those who love complete dance schedule, visit https://sites. to sing. Wednesday evening rehearsals in Spencerville, March to early June. Call Sheila at 613-658-5290 for information. Second Monday evening of every month: North Grenville Sustainable North GrenFirst and third Wednesday of every ville usually meets on the second Monday month: Afternoon Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. of every month at 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. at the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben start at the South Branch Bistro, Clothier Crescent. Refreshments available. EverySt., Kemptville. Events vary by the month one welcome. from speakers to documentary showings; workshops to outings. Please check the Second and fourth Wednesday: KemptSNG website (www.sustainablenorth- ville Klub 67 at St. John’s United Church, for details as dates, times and downstairs, at 1:15 p.m. Everyone is wellocations can vary. Open to everyone, no come. Cost is $5.

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Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,200 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $22,482. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $20,003. 2018 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab Lease: Lease based on a purchase price of $41,285 for a 2018 Colorado Z71 Crew Cab, includes $500 CDA, $1,500 Lease Cash Bonus and $750 GM card application bonus (this offer applies to individuals who have applied for the Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Card [GM card] and to current Scotiabank® GM® Visa* Cardholders) (taxes included). Bi-weekly payment is $179 for 48 months at 2.5% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,350 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $21,984. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $19,359. 0/72 Finance: Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada on select vehicles from February 1 to February 28, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on eligible 2018 Chevrolet models: Silverado 1500. Other trims may have effective rates higher than 0%. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $40,000 financed at 0% nominal rate (0% APR) equals $555.56 monthly for 72 months. Total Value consists of $3,870 manufacturer-todealer (tax exclusive) delivery credit, $2,100 manufacturer-to-dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) and $1,000 manufacturer-to-consumer GM Card Application Bonus (offer applies to individuals who apply for a Scotiabank GM Visa Card [GM Card] or current GM Card cardholders) (tax inclusive). Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $40,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. Visit for vehicle availability. Services and connectivity vary by model and conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. Requires active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T or its local service provider. Accessory Power must be active to use the Wi-Fi hotspot.

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