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The 19th annual Knights of Columbus Sweetheart Brunch was held at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Feb. 12. Over 800 people were served a tasty breakfast, bringing in thousands of dollars for local charitable organizations. The Knights of Columbus Holy Cross council 5333 organizes and puts on the event, all proceeds from which go to local groups and charities. Above, Knights strike a victory pose in the final stretch of serving breakfast. From left, Gord Robins, Richard Savoy, Rolly Beaulne, Joe Hendriks and Robert Lamarche. Left, little Meryl Pringle holds her very first flower, which just so happens to be a Harry’s Carnation, during the Sweetheart Brunch. See page K8 for more photos. Jennifer Westendorp/Metroland
Ranked ballots have been scrapped for the 2018 municipal election. "Back in April (2016) you received a report on amendments to the Municipal Elections Act," said Cahl Pominville, clerk, during the North Grenville committee of the whole meeting on Feb. 6. "The only item that was outstanding from that was with regards to ranked ballots and that form of election. Since then, the regulations have been put in place." Deputy clerk Katie Valentin is the author of the report, he explained. "Katie was a member of the election project team with the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), who worked with the province when they reviewed changes to the Elections Act, so she wrote the report and I am going to have her speak to you about the ranked ballots," he said. "Despite the fact that I worked with AMCTO to put together a list of suggestions, I don't have all the answers about ranked ballots," said
Valentin. "It's as complicated as I've ever seen a piece of legislation, so I am going to attempt to simplify and explain how it works." She stated that after the 2014 municipal elections, the province decided they would look at the act. "And at the same time, there was a number of citizens groups based out of Toronto and the GTA that were really looking to change the firstpast-the-post system and were really advocating strongly for a ranked-ballot system," said Valentin. What ended up happening is the province passed legislation saying the decision to change the system would be left up to each municipality, she explained. "One of the interesting things to note is that, although it will be available in time for the 2018 election, to date only one municipality in the entire province has chosen to go with ranked ballots," Valentin remarked. With ranked ballots, the idea is instead of voting for just who you want, you get to rank the candidates who are
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Lanark County endorses councillor to seek position on FCM board BY ASHLEY KULP
In order to bring Lanark County's voice to the national table, county council will seek a position on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors. Councillors endorsed submitting the name of Coun. Richard Kidd (Beckwith Reeve) during the Feb. 8 county council session. There is presently a vacancy on the board for an Ontario representative for the 2016-
2017 term and if successful, Kidd would be a member from February to June 2017. "I put my name forward originally under the Township of Beckwith... but with the county name behind it, it might be a better thing," Kidd noted. "Certainly, if the county wants to endorse my name to go there, we (Beckwith) would split the costs with the county." There are 75 elected municipal officials sitting on the FCM board of directors, which represent every prov-
ince and territory in Canada; Ontario accounts for 16 of those members. Coun. Jane Torrance (Mississippi Mills councillor) said she saw the benefit in having representation from Lanark County. "There's a better chance coming from the upper tier than the lower tier and I think Richard would be well received," she stated, noting that Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack was the last person from the area who ran for the position. "There wasn't the numbers there at the time and he wasn't
County approves financial support of award Council passed a motion approving a contribution of $1,000 in support of the Rideau Corridor Awards Program, which is to be led by county staff as part of the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy. The program celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Rideau Canal's inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage site list and is also in honour of Canada's 150th birthday. A report by planning administrator Mary Kirkham at the economic development committee meeting last month indicated the goal is "to recognize, honour and promote good design, environmental stewardship
and economic development through public and youth engagement that serves to protect, enhance, promote and celebrate the heritage character and sustainability of the Rideau Canal corridor." Award categories include environmental stewardship, design, heritage conservation and promotion, community building, economic development and youth. The competition is open to all individuals; children and youth up to age 18; schools; businesses; community groups; and organizations within the 13 municipalities along the Rideau Canal corridor. A call for nomina-
tions will be advertised with a deadline in May or June and an awards ceremony in September. Watch for more information about project eligibility and submission requirements through Parks Canada (http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/ rideau/plan/sacr-rcls.aspx) and on websites of member organizations, including Ottawa, Kingston, the three counties and local municipalities along the Rideau Canal, conservation authorities and the National Capital Commission. For more information, contact Kirkham at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1520. Submitted by Lanark County
elected." "I think if there's any interest from this part of eastern Ontario and small municipalities, we have to try," Torrance added. "...At FCM, we all have to make an effort to go out and vote." This isn't the first time Kidd has put his name forward, Coun. Sharon Mousseau (Beckwith Deputy Reeve) indicated. "Things often happen at the higher level and sometimes you have to put your name in a couple of times before things happen," she said. "But the fact that his name is in there, is great." However, Coun. Aubrey Churchill (Drummond-North Elmsley Reeve), wasn't sure he wanted to see the county shell out the costs to attend board meetings and FCM's annual conference. This year's annual conference is to be held in Ottawa June 1 to 4. "Take a look at how much we've received and what we get from FCM in this area and add it up. It might be close to zero or a little more," he pointed out. "...When it comes to rural Ontario, you'd almost think we
didn't exist." "If Richard wants to go and pay half the bill, I might be willing to support it," Churchill continued. Coun. Shaun McLaughlin agreed with Churchill. "I'm pretty much in the same boat as Aubrey in this one," he admitted. "I see FCM as a mouthpiece for larger municipalities. Lanark County is just a drop in the bucket." "I think anytime members of this council put their names forward, I see it as a development of us, collectively, as a group," added Coun. Louis Antonakos (Carleton Place Mayor). "For one reason, if they don't know us, they sure as hell will. If we don't have anyone there, they will continue to not know us." After some discussion, county council was in agreement to endorse Kidd to seek the position. "Congratulations, Richard," noted Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve). "This is open to all of Ontario, to put their names forward, just so you know," Kidd added.
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Lanark County recognizing cottage community with Legacy Cottage "Canada's 150th anniversary provides a great opportunity to honour those families who have been cottaging on Lanark County's lakes and rivers for 50 years or more, some as long as 125 years," said Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve). "When the idea of a Legacy Cottage Program was presented to Lanark County Council, every municipality enthusiastically endorsed the idea." The program will recognize cottages that have been in families for 50, 75, 100, or 125 years with a Legacy Cottage designation. It is commemorative in nature, not an official designation. "I'm thrilled that Tay Valley Township artist Franc van Oort graciously gave his permission to use one of his etchings for the Legacy Cottage plaque," said Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr. "The moment you look at this etching,
you're taken to the cottage." Van Oort is a cottager on Christie Lake. "I'm pleased to contribute my etching for this program," he said. The Legacy Cottage plaques will indicate whether the cottage has been in the same family for 50 years, 75 years, 100 years or 125 years and will be personalized with the cottage or family name recipients on their plaque. Recipients will be asked to pay $60 to cover the cost of their plaque. More information about the Legacy Cottage Program, including the application form, can be found on the Lanark County and municipal websites or in municipal offices. The plaques will be presented to recipients in the summer of 2017. For more information, call 613-267-5353 ext. 129 or email email@example.com.
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United Way and 211 help Ontario residents navigate complex services Ontario 211, the province's go-to number to connect to health, community and social services, has released its 2016 caller statistics. The numbers show that more than 335,000 calls for non-emergency help were answered by 211 across the province last year. It's website received over half a million visits. On 211 Day, when 211 and its partners raise awareness about 211, 211 is launching a greatly improved website using modern search capabilities. This new search functionality also allows community organizations to embed a 211 search box on their own website to make finding local community, government and health services easier than ever. Looking for health supports, income and social assistance, legal, consumer and public safety questions and community and family services represented 51 per cent of all calls to 211 last year in Ontario. 211's data provides a view to the mostly invisible social service needs in the province. "Legal and Health services were the top two reasons people called 211 Ontario in 2016. Our health, social and government services are plentiful, but complex to navigate, and many Ontario residents find it difficult to know where to begin," said Karen Milligan, Executive Director, Ontario 211 Services. "We know from a Canadian Institute for Health Information study* in 2015, that 27 per cent of Canadians caregivers who needed help, did not know where to find support. We raise awareness about 211 on Feb. 11 to help people find the support they need, and to reduce inappropriate calls to other channels, such as the 911 phone number." "United Way Lanark County supports 211 because we know that people in our communities need help from time to time to overcome challenges, and to build resilience. We are excited that the new public search tool that is optimized for mobile phone and other devices will ensure that people can get the help they need in the way that they need it," said Fraser Scantlebury, Executive Director of United Way Lanark County. Residents should always call 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency, when a property is in danger or a crime is in progress that requires the police, fire or paramedic services. Calling 2-1-1 is the easy way to access financial, emotional and other supports in Ontario communities this winter. Internet phone users can call 1-877-330-3213, and TTY users can call 1-888-340-1001. There were 32,522 calls for legal, consumer and public safety services such as consumer regulation (7,918), legal services (5,579), law enforcement agencies (3,009), consumer assistance (2,761), law encorcement services (2,527),criminal correction system (2,253) and legal assistance 1,971). There were also 29,557 calls for health care services such as heath supportive services (8,422), outpa-
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Pederson re-elected as chair of RVCA board of directors Lyle Pederson was re-elected as chair of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) Board at its annual general meeting, held Thursday, Jan. 26. Pederson, RVCA board representative for the Municipality of Elizabethtown-Kitley, has been a member for six years and is currently serving his third year as chair. The RVCA would also like to congratulate Ed Hand on being reelected as vice-chair. Hand has been a member since 2008 and is one of the six appointed representatives from the City of Ottawa. The RVCA board is comprised of 22 representatives from its 18 member municipalities. The board is responsible for making policy, budget and regulatory decisions regarding the authority's watershed management activities. The RVCA's area of jurisdiction covers over 4,000-square kilometres. This year's board of directors includes: Andy Jozefowicz of Athens; Dale McLenaghan of Augusta; Sharon Mousseau of Beckwith; Victor Heese of Central Frontenac; Erin Greco, Pieter Leenhouts, Scott Moffatt, Ralph Pentland and Tom Scott of the City of Ottawa; Ray Scissons of Drummond/North Elmsley; Anne Barr of Merrickville-Wolford; Vince Carrol of Montague; Gerry Boyce of North Dundas; Barclay Cormack of North Grenville; Judy Brown of Perth; Jeff Banks of Rideau Lakes; Joe Gallipeau of Smiths
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Election signs will sprout again as Perth council holds to old bylaw BY DESMOND DEVOY
Municipal election signs will still be allowed to sprout up on lawns in 2018 - along with provincial election signs the same year, and federal election signs a year later. Following a proposal by Perth Mayor John Fenik last year to consider banning election signs from the lawns of the town, Eric Cosens, the director of development and protective services, wrote that it was staff's opinion that the current bylaw be maintained. "The status quo is being recommended," said Coun. Jim Boldt, who chaired town council's committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7. "I've no problem with that." His only bone of contention? "I would like to see ... the verbiage simplified," regarding the 15-foot setback, "from where the edge of the road stops," he said. Boldt said that his own home "is very, very close to the sidewalk," and as a result, "the sign must be placed close to the home's foundation," because, otherwise, there would be little point in putting up a sign. Cosens replied that a 15-foot setback made sense in the majority of cases, but that they could not be applied "in every effect." Environmental services director
Grant Machan agreed that on streets like Boulton Street, if the 15 metre setback was applied, since the houses are so close to the road, "the sign would be in the back yard." "(How about) 15 feet or the property line, whichever is most appropriate?" wondered Boldt. Fenik told council that he had originally brought his idea about banning election signs forward "for a couple of reasons." Having just run to be an MP himself in 2015, giving him the most recent election experience at council, he knows firsthand that "these signs will be stolen. They will be moved around." As a result, "candidates call (town hall) and give a lot of grief to the clerk," he said. "It creates an enormous amount of work for our staff." Fenik did stress that he was aware "there is a right to ... freely express" one's self at all times, not just election time. But he made another suggestion - possibly hiring a contract worker to help manage the elections for the two months leading up to polling day. "It's almost a full-time job," said Fenik. However, Deputy Mayor John Gemmell suggested that while sign theft and vandalism should not be tolerated, those were criminal matters that needed to be referred to police. Coun. Judy Brown said she did not use election signs and added, "I think they are a form of pollution. But I can
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Supporters of federal Green Party candidate Gord Miller wave election signs to show their approval during a rally on the University of Guelph campus in September of 2015 during the federal election. Joining Miller in the middle of the crowd is federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May, MP. live with it." Even if other candidates felt the need for signs, she did not, and "here I am," she said. The decision to maintain the current bylaw was carried unanimously. The existing by-law states that election signs are: • Permitted in all land use areas (ie. residential, industrial, etc.) but are not permitted on any road allowance or municipal property; • Are subject to the same setbacks as all other signs; and, • May be posted starting six weeks
before the election date, and are to be removed seven days after the election. "The primary concern, as staff understands it, arises with the issue of setbacks for election signs," wrote Cosens in his report. "There are many places in town where property survey pins cannot be readily located or surveys may not exist which makes it difficult to identify the precise location of the front lot line. However, the vast majority of streets in the town are the standard 20 m...in width." Cosens wrote that the town re-
quests that election signs: • Be kept a minimum of 4.5 metres (15 feet) from the back of the curb, in most cases, and our practice has been to relocate or confiscate signs that are not on private property; or, • Are less than 4 metres from the curb or travelled surface in situations where that it is understood to be the approximate location of the limit of the road. In speaking with other municipalities, it turns out that "there is no common approach to the management of election signs," wrote Cosens. One municipality he spoke with reported that sign location approval is given by a sign committee. Another "permits them on the boulevard with approval of the abutting land owner but with some location and size limitations," he wrote. A third municipality "only permits them on private property with more specific regulation as to the sign size and placement location than currently applied in Perth." Staff recommended the status quo because "this generally has operated well. It permits people who wish to show support for and assist the candidate of their choice the option of permitting a sign to be place on their front lawn," wrote Cosens. The challenge is to "educate people about the location of their front lot lines and ensuring the candidate's campaign team is aware of the bylaw."
Kemptville Youth Centre receives special visitor from Manitoba Jan. 25 BY JENNIFER WESTENDORP
Collaboration is the cornerstone for Youth Centres Canada. Richard Greer, community development co-ordinator from Brandon, Manitoba, visited two of the founding youth centres of Youth Centres Canada (YCC) on Jan. 25: the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) and the Smiths Falls and District Club for Youth (SFDCY). Greer became involved with YCC a few years ago, when he led a proposal to open a youth centre in Brandon, which came to fruition in 2015. This is the second time Greer has visited KYC, having first laid eyes on the centre six years ago during a previous tour. "When we were trying to put together a proposal for the youth centre in Brandon, we made a tour to Ottawa to visit some of the centres here," Greer explained. "We were connected up with the KYC, just around the time when it relocated here. It certainly didn't have this much equipment back then." Bridget Manahan, KYC program co-ordinator, led the tour for Greer. She showed him the wall of stars, where all the names of KYC heroes (supporters) are displayed. "It's our way of saying thank you to our sponsors," said Manahan.
She then showed him the transgender bathroom in the basement, featured a picture of a girl and a boy. "We're still working on the accessibility stuff." She explained bake nights are done down in the basement, as well as cook nights every Thursday. "We all sit down at the tables and eat together in a family setting," said Manahan. "Our youth council here will be taking over the menu and cooking for the cook nights, to give them more responsibility." Greer inquired about the staffing for KYC. "You're looking at it; the two of us," responded Pat Henderson, KYC operations manager. Greer then asked about the hours of operation at KYC, which is open five days a week, Monday to Friday, from 2 to 8 p.m. He was also curious about the age range served by KYC, which is 12 to 18. "We do eight to 18," said Greer. "What we do is at 8 p.m., everyone under the age of 12 has to go home." Greer explained the youth centre in Brandon averages between 40 and 45 youth visits per night. "We've been open for two years now and last March, we were averaging 102 visits per night," he explained. He then asked how KYC recognizes its volunteers. "That's something that I have
From left, Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) youth Trevor Pretty, Dylan Atkinson, Josh Brazeau, Bryston Burnett and John Gagne; community development co-ordinator from Brandon, Manitoba, Richard Greer; KYC program co-ordinator Bridget Manahan; and KYC operations manager Pat Henderson. thought of and it's a matter of putting a plan together of how to recognize our volunteers," said Henderson. "The idea we had was to get a thank-you letter from our mayor in Brandon to present to our volunteers," said Greer. "We wanted to do something personal for each volunteer because it has more value when people have an emotional attachment." Manahan then showed Greer the collection of prom dresses KYC has
on hand for any youth in the community, not confined to the age restrictions of the centre, who need something to wear to an event, such as a grade eight graduation or a wedding. "Anyone in the community can come here and see what we have," said Manahan. She explained the electronic recycling depot behind the centre, which brings in roughly $6,000 per year, covers the cost of heating and cooling the
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centre. "Not to mention it does the environment a solid," said Greer. Many other great ideas were exchanged during Greer's tour of KYC. Both KYC and SFDCY celebrated more than 25 years of continuous operation, making them two of the oldest youth centres in the country. Only Perth, Prescott and Essex have similar successful records from across Canada.
Salvation Army records overall drop in Kettle Campaign donations
The donations collected during Salvation Army's annual Kettle Campaign are down again - and it's a worrying trend, according to local staff and service providers. The Salvation Army Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps brought in $244,510 for both the kettles and the letter-writing campaign during the 2016 holiday - down about three per cent from last year's total of $251,166. The drop in donations seen this year isn't unique - it's part of a larger trend observed by local Salvation Army during their Kettle Campaign that could ultimately have an impact on the front-line services the chapter provides. The money raised by the Salvation Army through their annual holiday campaign goes to facilitating LowIncome Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), landlord advocacy, fuel cost relief and advocacy, emergency food bank, emergency clothing and furniture, relocation and temporary housing, community lunches and special occasions, kids summer camps, Christmas hampers and angel trees and thrift stores. The Kettle Campaign, although only one initiative and funding source for the Salvation Army, is the biggest fundraising event of the year. All donations stay in the communities where the funds were raised. In 2016, Smiths Falls' kettles brought in $54,922.23 into the Salvation Army's coffers - down $4,285.77 from the year before, according to data provided to the Record News in a presentation by Salvation Army Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps presented at their annual Bell Ringer Trophy Awards in January. In Perth, the decline was even steeper. Donations to kettles in Perth dropped by $12,604.84 from $44,060.00 in 2015 to $31,45.16 in 2016. The amount of donations coming into the organization through the let-
ter campaign was also down - dropping by $2,252 between 2015 and 2016. But the decline in donations wasn't across the board for the region - municipalities of Carleton Place and Almonte (grouped together under the same banner within the Salvation Army's data) showed an increase of $12,229.10 between 2015 and 2016 from $52,583.00 to $64,812.10. Merrickville too saw a rise in donations between the same year - from $257.85 in 2015 to $644.85 in 2016. While there were some successes, the overall decline in donations during this year's kettle campaign isn't going unnoticed by staff in the Salvation Army's Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps offices. Debbie Lafleur, the volunteer coordinator and community and family service worker for the Salvation Army's Ontario Central - East Division, said the donations have dropped by about 10 per cent over the last number of years. And this year was evident of a continuing trend. "We're down again (this year)," said Lafleur. "We're dropping. Something's going on." And while $4,000 in missing revenue may not seem like a lot, this trend could ultimately have an impact on the way programming is carried out locally by the Salvation Army. In previous years, they had to stop lunches provided locally by the Salvation Army, said Lafleur, who added that the community meals provided in Smiths Falls have already been cut too. The Salvation Army used to have meals on both Mondays and Fridays, but now they're just held on Fridays. This year, Lafleur said if anything is at risk due to the decreased funding brought in by the Kettle Campaign, it's the summer camp program. Currently, the Salvation Army provides an opportunity to 37 local kids to attend camp - money they'll have to come up with somehow for the program to run.
The Salvation Army Kettle placed at the Smiths Falls Giant Tiger as part of their Christmas Kettle Kick-Off on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Lalfeur said with declining revenues the organization won't be able to branch out and facilitate new programs, such as cooking classes, a free-of-charge after-school program or an expansion to the already existing camp program. "We're just trying to hold on to what we have," she said. But while donations have declined locally, donations raised through the Kettle Campaign nationally were up by some $2 million, according to John McAlister, the Salvation Army's National Director of Commu-
nications. But although donations were up in Canada overall, McAlister said that a decline in donations through the Kettle Campaigns in specific municipalities may mean that programming cuts, though not the ideal option, may happen as a result, since the money raised through the kettles stays in the communities. And as operational costs and demand for service continue to rise for the Salvation Army, the local chapter is trying to make things work with less. Lafleur said that when
the budget is smaller it not only means that front-line services are impacted, it also means the organization moves to a more centralized service model - meaning service to far reaching communities currently served by the Mississippi-Rideau Lakes Corps, such as Sharbot Lake, could decrease. "It makes it harder for them - we don't have funding to get to them," she said. When the Record News asked why she thought the decline in donations has continued year over year, Lafleur said donation fatigue (an overwhelming number of causes to donate to over the holidays), a slow economy and the decreased number of businesses in town could partially be to blame. Lafleur, not wanting to diminish the hard work and generosity of those who participated during this past year's Kettle Campaign, gushed about the wonderful volunteer and donors in the
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nplug and get outdoors with your loved ones on Family Day Monday, Feb. 20. There are lots of things you can do to enjoy the holiday. These are just a few things we found. If you’d like a sweet treat, the maple syrup producers are getting ready for another season. It’s opening weekend at Fulton’s and Wheeler’s. Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush in Pakenham is having its Family Day Events on Feb. 20, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with sleigh rides snow taffy face painting and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information please visit www.fultons. ca or call 613-256-3867. Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp in Lanark Highlands is having its Family Day activities as well. Celebrate the family and participate with snow shoeing, maple taffy-on-snow and pancake meals. For further information please visit www.wheelersmaple.com or call 613-278-2090. If you’re into pond hockey, Tay Valley Township is hosting its fifth annual pond hockey tournament on the outdoor rink at
Glen Tay School from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 613267-5353, ext. 110, for more information. If there is no ice, they will play ball hockey. Over in Perth, the Blue Wings are hosting a free skate with the team from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come get your autographs from your favourite players. The Blue Wings will later host the Athens Aeros at 3 p.m. in a regular season CCHL2 game. In Smiths Falls this weekend, the Cubs girls’ hockey club is hosting its 27th annual Cubtown Hockey Tournament, with a sledge hockey game between Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Free admission, so come on down. And if you’re into fishing, Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday. For more information call: 1-705-748-OFAH (6324) or visit www. familyfishingweekend.com Check your local listings for more fun things to do this Family Day weekend.
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other and Aunt Bertha were sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of
tea. "I don't think I will ever get used to using onions in anything but a stew or soup pot," Mother said. They had been talking about our neighbour Mrs. Beam, who said onions could cure everything, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing old Dr. Murphy all the way out from Renfrew. Aunt Bertha assured Mother just about everyone out at Northcote took Mrs. Beam's advice and used onions to fight colds, cure whooping cough, fix a sore throat, and believed they could even remove warts. I pretended I wasn't listening and kept dressing and undressing my dolls. I knew the talk would eventually get around to me and the hacking
cough I had had for days. And I was being kept home from the Northcote School to "heal up," as Aunt Bertha called it. Mother put her faith in mustard plasters and Vic's Vapor Rub from Ritza's Drug Store, both of which had been tried on my bony chest. But she had to admit neither had done much to rid me of my hacking cough. I knew all about the onion treatments and I hated them with a passion. My sister Audrey hated them Vice President & Regional Publisher Peter Bishop firstname.lastname@example.org 613-283-3182, ext. 108 Director of Advertising Cheryl Hammond email@example.com 613-221-6218
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even more, because she said anyone in Senior Fourth should not smell like a pot of boiled onions at the Northcote School, and the one time she wore them everyone kept their distance away from her. After that first day, she left the house with the onions tied around her neck, but tossed them in the ditch at the end of our lane, and by the end of the week there was a pile of onions in the snow which Audrey covered with the toe of her galoshes so no one would see them. I couldn't remember when Mrs. Beam arrived with the little sacks made out of flour bags, with a long string on them, so that they could hang around our necks. She ordered Mother to chop up a couple onions, put them in the bag, put the bag around the neck of the one ailing, send them off to school, and before NEWS EDITORS: Laurie Weir, Ashley Kulp REPORTERS: Tara Gesner, Desmond Devoy, Jennifer Westendorp, Evelyn Harford DISTRIBUTION MANAGER: Lori Sommerdyk, 613-284-0124 ,ext. 27 CLASSIFIED/REGIONAL ROUNDUP 613-283-3182 Judy Michaelis x122 email: email@example.com Cheryl Code x133 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 613-283-5909
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you could say "cheese" (which was a favourite expression of hers), you'd break any cold or whooping cough, and would even lessen the scourge of the measles! Well, after Aunt Bertha headed back across the 20-acre field with the cutter, Mother found one of the little flour bag sacks, chopped up a good
sized onion, filled the bag, and hung it around my neck. My eyes ran buckets of tears, which Mother assured me would stop as soon as I got used to the onions. They didn't seem to be doing me much good, as I hacked away all afSee MARY page 9
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I would like to thank you for publishing your recent cartoon showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dumping his election reform promises in the trash can, as it prompted me to write a letter to the Prime Minister registering my disgust at him breaking what was a major election promise. I have attached your cartoon to his letter, just to show that I am not alone in this community with my feelings on this issue. The survey on electoral reform that Trudeau sent out
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was completely biased, and never asked a straightforward question about if the respondent actually wanted proportional representation. The survey was a total sham, and designed to give Trudeau the outcome he wanted. He is proving himself to be no better than Harper in a number of areas. Trudeau adopted Harper’s climate change target, he approved pipelines that would prevent Canada from reaching these targets, (even though they are too little, too late), he approved trade deals allegedly negotiated in secret by Harper. Canadians voted Trudeau in because
they were tired of the anti-social, antienvironmental, penny-pinching, don’t confuse me with facts, stance of the Harper Conservatives. Things have barely changed. The Trudeau Liberals have been a major disappointment to those who voted for them on the understanding that they would get something better. They did, but it was only marginal. The major policies were unchanged. The Liberals have lied to the people of Canada, and I hope that the people of Canada will make them pay for that at the next election. Proportional representation is a fair and just way of making sure
that every vote counts, but then, with proportional representation, you could never get complete power with only 39 per cent of the vote. I guess that was the point of Trudeau cancelling his campaign promise, and that we shouldn’t have expected anything better from a Party that is controlled by major corporate money, and is willing to sell itself to the highest bidder. Yours sincerely, Colin P. Creasey Kemptville
had a feather mattress. The theory was that lightning would not strike a feather mattress. My mother was afraid of lightning all of her life. I love Mary's stories. I lived on a farm in similar rustic conditions when in my teens, and her stories bring back both good and sad memories. Shirley Price Kemptville
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ternoon, and by the time my brothers and sister got home from school, I smelled like our sand bin in the cellar. My hateful brother Emerson, of course, was the first to make a comment, and at supper that night asked Mother if he could eat at the bake table to get away from the smell of raw onions which he said was making him sick. That night Mother decided she would do exactly what Mrs. Beam told her to do, not only to cure me, but to stop the cough from spreading to everyone else in the family. So chopped onions were put on the washstands in our bedrooms, onion bags hung around our necks, and we all went to bed wearing chopped onions in a pair of wool socks. Mother was doing everything Mrs. Beam told her to do. And if everyone came down with a bad cold, it wouldn't be because she didn't listen to Mrs. Beam! By the time the lamp was blown out, the upstairs reeked of onions, and my sister vowed she wasn't going to put a foot outside the next morning to go to school until she washed her hair and had a sponge bath. Well! Talk about a surprise! I didn't cough once during the night, my nose had stopped running, everyone seemed hale and hearty, and it looked like no one else in the house was going to get my cold. Audrey doused herself with talcum powder, Mother put dabs of vanilla behind my ears, the brothers were well aired out by the time they came in from doing barn chores, and only the faintest smell of onions remained. So off we went to the Northcote School. Mrs. Beam continued to be the person to go to when sickness invaded a household. Onions and coal oil were her favourite treatments. Mother, who never quite got used to them, nevertheless agreed they were worth trying, and a lot cheaper than the $2 old Doctor Murphy charged for coming twelve-andhalf miles out from Renfrew. Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for ebook purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at email@example.com.
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List of 2017 participating producers for upcoming Maple Weekend unveiled Celebrating the sweetest time of the year just got a little easier! The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is excited to announce that what began as a local initiative celebrating maple syrup season in Lanark and District has been embraced by the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) and will be expanding throughout the province of Ontario in 2017. Since the first Maple Weekend event was held in 2015 at participating maple syrup producers’ locations in Lanark and district, this two-day event has become a popular weekend activity for local and regional visitors alike. In Lanark and district, visitors to Maple Weekend travel from Ottawa, Brockville, Kingston and beyond looking for fresh syrup and a weekend activity that is so characteristically Canadian. Expanding Maple Weekend into a provincial event was the natural next step, OMSPA president Terry Hoover explained, and a good opportunity to encourage even more visitors to get out and experience a fun family outing that celebrates Canada’s maple production heritage in a fun and educational way. “Ontario Maple Syrup producers work hard to produce a high-quality product and are looking forward to opening their sugar camps to visitors during Maple Weekend,” Hoover said. “This is a great opportunity for people to come out to experience and see first-hand how maple syrup is produced. We encourage everyone to come out and participate in this traditional spring time event.” Each year participating Maple Weekend maple syrup producers demonstrate how maple syrup is made, from tree to table. Whether it’s boiling the sap in a cauldron over an open fire or processing it through high-tech RO systems and modern fuel-efficient evaporators – the results always taste great! Local producers are happy to share with visitors how their operation works and many offer free samples of fresh syrup, as well as maple candies
Sweet stacks of pancakes will be on the menu April 1 and 2 as the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association hosts the third annual Maple Weekend. Photo courtesy www. mapleweekend.ca
and confections. Activities available at participating sugar bushes range from pancake breakfasts to trail adventures, sugar making demonstrations, taffy on snow, wagon rides and more. This year’s Maple Weekend event takes place on April 1 and 2, and participating LDMSPA producers can be found throughout the region, from Mississippi Mills to Portland, Lanark, Brockville, Frankville, Sharbot Lake and Perth areas. “This year we have many returning maple syrup producers taking part in the event in Lanark and District. Local producers enjoy the opportunity to open their operations to the public and provide visitors an opportunity to meet a local sugar producer,” said Mel Conboy, LDMSPA president. Participating sugar bushes located within the Lanark and district area in 2017 will include: - Conboy & Sons Maple Syrup (George and Darlene – Sharbot Lake) - Coutts Maple Products (Perth) - Fairbairn Maple (Almonte) - Fortune Farms (Almonte) - Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush (Pakenham) - Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House & Museum (Frankville) - Jameswood Maple (Almonte) - Little Rideau Farm (Portland) - Oliver Mapleworks (Perth) - Oso Sweet Maple Syrup (Sharbot Lake) - Pleasant Maple Stables (Brockville) - Quabbin Hill Farm (Mallorytown) - Springdale Maple Farm (Clayton) - Stead’s Maple Syrup (Lanark) - Temple’s Sugarbush (Lanark) - Thompsontown Maple Products (Clayton) - Wheeler’s Pancake House and Sugarcamp (MacDonald’s Corners) Each participating sugar bush will offer their own specials, and visitors are invited to visit the Maple Weekend website at www.mapleweekend.ca to see what producers have in store for this popular spring event. Submitted by the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association
The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association are getting set to host their third annual Maple Weekend, an initiative celebrating maple syrup season in the area. Throughout the weekend, visitors can tour a variety of sugar bushes, gain insight into maple syrup production and sample some sweet treats. Photo courtesy www.mapleweekend.ca
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Kick off syrup season at tapping out party at Wheeler’s this year It may not feel like spring yet, but maple syrup season is right around the corner! Get the season started off on the right foot at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers' Association's (LDMSPA) annual tapping out party, held this year at Wheeler's Pancake House and Sugar Camp on Saturday, March 4. This year's party will not only get the 2017 maple syrup season rolling but will also kick off the celebration of Canada's 150th year in a fun, sweet way! LDMSPA's annual tapping out party is a way of celebrating the ceremonial first tapping of the maple syrup season, complete with family-friendly activities and maple-oriented theme. In honour of the occasion, Wheeler's Pancake House will be offering guided tours of the Guinness World Record-holding Maple Heritage Museum, Forest & Farm Museum, Antique Chainsaw Museum, and Barn, complete with horses, sheep and alpacas. Wheeler's patriarch, Vernon Wheeler, explained that this year's tapping out party will be extra special given what an auspicious year this is for Canada, and the rich history found in Canada's maple syrup production and the impact it's had on shaping the nation. "We are excited to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary by sharing the history of maple syrup at this year's tapping out party," Wheeler said. "It will be an extra special ceremony in honour of a special year." Drop by Wheeler's Pan-
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Classic mystery fun at Perth's Full Circle Theatre next week Perth's BarnDoor Productions returns to the stage at Full Circle Theatre next week with a new production of a classic mystery tale. And what's more, it's a brand new adaptation of the story. When Earle Derr Biggers' novel 7 Keys To Baldpate hit the book stores in 1913, it was so popular that the biggest name in show business at the time, George M. Cohan, bought the rights to it within months - so quickly, in fact, that his Broadway production reached the stage in the same year the novel came out. Cohan's mysteryfarce was staged countless times and adapted to the screen on no less that six occasions - one starring George M. himself. That's in addition to at least three television versions! One hundred and four years later, though, the original play was showing its age: too long
and "wordy" for modern playgoers, too static for the Angry Birds generation. BarnDoor Productions has taken the play (now in public domain) and given it a good shaking for the modern age. Their similar treatment of the classic mystery-thriller Gaslight a few years back resulted in a wellreceived Toronto production of the show, in addition to BarnDoor's own acclaimed mounting of it. The show is now fast and snappy, with lots of physical action and a "double surprise ending" twist that will keep the audience guessing to the last moments. Resetting it to the Roaring Twenties gives the characters a new freshness and life, and gives the actors some snappy lines to work with. The lead character in the show is
the kind of character that George M. Cohan made a fortune playing. William Hallowell Magee is writer of cheap novels, a smart, sassy, clever New Yorker who can out-talk and out-think a whole room full of crooks. Which is good, because that's where he ends up after making a bet with a friend that he can write a novel in 24 hours in the empty halls of a summer hotel on top of Baldpate Mountain in the middle of winter! Instead of the seclusion he is promised, a steady stream of unexpected arrivals get in the way of his writing efforts, everything from gangsters to ghosts to love at first sight. When everything seems too complicated to continue, the story throws a surprise ending at the audience - and then, when that seems to settle everything nicely, it throws another one
their way! Don't think you can think ahead of this one; it's got years more practice at it than you. The show is fast and funny and a little bit scary, and a great winter diversion. It involves the biggest set yet put on the Full Circle Theatre stage. The cast of ten includes both familiar faces from BarnDoor's company of community players and some new ones as well, drawing together people from Arden to Ottawa. Travelling through winter snow to rehearse a play set in winter snow may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but BarnDoor's company are eager to get at it - no matter how early the director arrives, half the cast are already in the parking lot. That enthusiasm carries over into the performances and 7 Keys To Baldpate is all about the performances.
From a wistful widow to a fair young thing, to crooked politicians to a murdering maniac, a femme fatale and even a ghost, 7 Keys To Baldpate's cast of characters keep the show moving furiously along, with a new surprise on every page. After a whole string of "serious" productions, this one is all about fun. 7 Keys To Baldpate runs Feb. 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. at Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig Street, Perth, near Last Duel Park. Tickets are $20 reserved or $22 at the door; students $10. Call 613267-1884 to reserve. No credit cards are needed; cash at the performance is requested. More details are available at www. barndoorproductions.ca. Submitted by BarnDoor Productions
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Big screen action movie shows at Station Theatre this weekend presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. For tickets: smithsfallstheatre.com and 613-283-0300 for credit card purchases; Special Greetings, 8 Russell St. E. for cash only sales. Take advantage of your last opportunity to attend all six plays for just $99. This season ticket comes in the form of a "Six-Pack Flex Pack". Patrons can select how they want to use their six vouchers to purchase tickets
to any of the six shows in the 2017 season. The deal - which offers a savings of almost 20 per cent compared to the regular adult ticket price - will be on sale until the last day of the first play, March 5. For details of the ways to purchase the vouchers and the many different ways to use them go to our website: smithsfallstheatre.com. Submitted by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre
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Film Night International has kicked off its winter season in Perth and Smiths Falls. On Feb. 22 and 23, the popular film, Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. On March 8 and 9, the Iranian movie, The Salesman, winner of six awards and eight nominations, On April 26 and 27, the biopic, Maudie, about Canadian folk artist, Maud Lewis. On May 10 and 11, the UK film I, Daniel Blake, which took home the top prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and on May 24 and 25, La La Land starring Ryan Gosling. The features for March 22 and 23 and April 12 and 13 have yet to be announced. "Thanks to our partnership with the Film Circuit we are able to bring these wonderful films to our local communities," says FiNI founder Faye Cunningham. "And this is a real bonus to film lovers in the Perth and Smiths Falls area who no longer have to drive into the city to see some of the best movies being made today." FiNI founder Faye Cunningham suggests checking FiNI's website, http://filmnightinternational. blogspot.ca/, for updates to the schedule and trailers for each of the confirmed films. Tickets at the door are $10 each. Matinees start at 2 p.m. and evenings at 7 p.m. Screenings in Perth are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre and at 7 p.m. at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. For more information about how to purchase tickets for the FiNI winter series, email filmnightperth@gmail. com or call 613-267-1224. Submitted by FiNi
Station Theatre. In addition to Deepwater Horizon, we have Film Night International's showing of Manchester by the Sea on Thursday, Feb. 23 (7 p.m.) and the opening the next night of the first play of the 2017 season. No Sex Please...We're British, a rollicking farce by Anthony Marriot and Alistair Foot and directed by Nancy Keech, opens at The Station Theatre on Feb. 24 and runs until March 5. Complete with an all-star cast, it is
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Every once and a while Movie Nights at the Station Theatre screens an action film that is perfect for viewing on our large screen and excellent sound system. Deepwater Horizon - nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards in both Sound Editing and Visual Effects - is such a film. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Kate Hudson, this exciting movie based on the devastating explosion of a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, tells the story of the massive fireball that kills several crew members and results later in the worst oil spill in US history. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos. Reviewer James Berardinelli wrote: "Deepwater Horizon gives us characters who are more
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Growing up in the Mississippi Mudds family "Acting gives you a story to tell, a reason to cry, and lets you for once be someone other than yourself." - Gorgie Roman. Participating in the Mississippi Mudds is a rare and amazing experience that brings you out of your comfort zone and pushes you to be the best version of yourself. We both remember being very insecure and shy growing up, Mudds really helped us open up, meet people and create relationships that would last a life time. Mudds is not only a drama group or a social gathering it's a family. Growing up in theatre really helps develop your personality and who you want to be. It is such an accepting group of people who all love each other for who they are, and not what society wants us to be. Auditions for the Mississippi Mudds Jr. are held every year in September and usually accept up to 40 children ages nine to 18. Our last production with the Mudds Jr. was Beauty and Beast and it was a huge success and one of our all-time favourite productions. Even though we didn't get the biggest roles last year, we were still a huge part of the production and on stage for most of the play. This goes to show that with the Mudds even if you don't get a lead role or the role you might have wanted going into the auditions, it can still a memorable production. Small roles can sometimes prove to be the most fun. We are looking forward to this production, and many more to come throughout our high school careers.
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The Mississippi Mudds Jr. theatre group are preparing for their production of Aladdin Jr., which will open at the Carleton Place Town Hall auditorium this Friday, Feb. 17. Performances continue until Feb. 25. We hope to see you in the audience and are excited to show you what we've been working on since September. Newcomers are always welcomed with open arms at the Mississippi Mudds, and we hope to see a lot of new faces at the next auditions. Another way to get involved is through our new summer theatre camp. The production that we are currently participating in is Aladdin Jr., directed by Kate Cooney and co-directed by Karen Lapointe. Our producer is Linda Beiglee, our music director is Laurel Piper Tye and sound and lights are being done by Mark Tye and Clarke Bains (a former Mudds youth cast member). Our stage manager is Jeff Lee. Both of our roles in this play are as narrators, Aladdin is being played by Justin Beiglee, Jasmine is played by
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Keira Uriarte, The Genie is played by Callum LeRoy and Jafar is played by Matthew Abele. There are obviously many more people in the play and people contributing to the production but sadly we can't list them all in this article. Our performances are Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets for our show Aladdin Jr. can be purchased at Hallmark in Carleton Place using cash, debit or credit. For more information on upcoming performances and auditions, visit http://www.mississippimudds.ca/. Gillian Whitlock and Kathleen Fernandes are members of the Mississippi Mudds Jr. Submitted by the Mississippi Mudds
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Health Canada and Canadian Cancer Society launch renewed Break It Off Tobacco use and smoking rates in Canada are some of the lowest they have ever been; however, studies show that youth and young adults continue to smoke. To help more Canadians, especially young adults, give up smoking, Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society today launched the fourth tour of the Break It Off tobac-
co cessation campaign. The Break It Off campaign encourages young adult smokers to "break off" their bad relationship with smoking and stay smoke-free. The Break It Off website has tools and resources that will help young adults work through the various stages of breaking up with smoking. This year's cam-
Celebrate the 'Good Years' in a tribute show March 5 A lot of folks of a certain age like to reflect back to what many describe as simpler times and better days. The "good years," in other LYLE DILLABOUGH words. Now, just exactly when those days or those years were may vary from one person's perspective to another, but most would surely agree that the decades of the 1960s and '70s would rank high on the list. Yes, the days before excessive technology, cellphones, social media, fast-paced lifestyles, near-total social disillusionment and so on. A time when people actually spoke to one another face to face and used to go out to meet with one another and socialize. And, of course, there was the music. Some of the best music ever made and best performers ever known were introduced to the world during this time. And locally, too - every populated centre, large and small, was inundated with live music in dance halls, stags, weddings and in local clubs and hotels. In short, it was great! It's with this in mind that on Sunday, March 5, The Good Years Tribute Show will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion in Carleton Place between 2 to 4 p.m. "Music, memories & togetherness" will be celebrated in honour of our collective heritage and cultural identity. This, too, just happens to coincide with 2017's Canada 150 celebrations, and music and people coming together certainly expresses our common heritage and history. The afternoon will be hosted by Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, and will feature some of the best known local performers, representing decades of musical experience and enjoyment: Clarence Bowes, Dave (Brownie) Brown, Bernie Costello, Tom Gardiner, Mac Knowles, Lyle Dillabough & The Blue Ridge Waters Band, plus others. The show is based in part on a series that (Metroland Media columnist) Lyle Dillabough wrote, entitled, The Last of the Good Years, which ran in the Canadian Gazette last fall. Former Smiths Falls mayor Dennis Staples adapted the series into a live show that was performed in front of a sold-out crowd at the Smiths Falls Station Theatre on Nov. 27. That performance featured several local Smiths Falls musicians that once played the booming night spot circuit during the '60s and '70s. The idea now is to do something similar, featuring Carleton Place area musicians and stories. Tickets are just $15, available at Temptations (117 Bridge St.) and SRC Music (132 Moore St.). The show is being produced by Lyle Dillabough Productions & Friends. For more information, call 613-253-0247 or email: email@example.com. Proceeds (minus expenses) will go to the Carleton Place Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192.
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paign builds on successes from the last three years, and aims to get young adults involved through a series of interactive activities and events at Canadian university and college campuses. "Every year, thousands of Canadians die from preventable illnesses related to smoking, and thousands of young Canadians start smoking.
This is unacceptable. Successful programs such as Break It Off are such an important tool in our fight against smoking as they help deliver the message that quitting smoking is possible and that help is available," said Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. The Break It Off tour began on Jan. 30 with an event at La Cité
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David versus Goliath games make Football Association Cup intriguing Readers who don't like the great game of soccer ("football" in most of the world) may not enjoy this column. Some members of my own family fall into that category. When I start to talk about football, which is arguably my favourite sport, some of them go into a catatonic state! I can't convince non-fans that the technical side of the sport is extremely interesting, if they give it a chance. Others feel the normally low scoring nature of soccer makes it unappealing. "Nothing ever happens," they say. "It's too slow and boring!" As a confirmed fan, especially of the English game, I can easily debunk those myths. Football is neither slow nor boring. Having watched professional games in England in person I can assure you that soccer players are among the most physically fit and talented athletes in any team sport. The large playing surface tends to fool people who watch soccer on television. Because players have to cover so much ground it can leave viewers with the impression that play is slow. Sit at field level during an actual pro game and you will see how fast the sport is! As for low scores, it's true that soccer games aren't usually filled with goals. That's more a testament to the defensive capabilities of those who play at the highest level of the sport, including goalkeepers. Imagine trying to protest a goal that large! Whether you enjoy soccer or not, I believe almost everyone who follows sports of any kind likes to see the underdog come out on top on occasion. There is something about watching teams or individual athletes, who appear to be mismatched, succeed that is uplifting. David versus Goliath in sporting terms! This weekend in England the fifth round of the 2016-2017 English FA (Football Association) Cup will be played. Sixteen teams will vie for the right to advance to the quarter finals. Among them will be two distinct underdogs. Later this spring the semi-finals will be played at Wembley, England's recently rebuilt national soccer stadium in northwest London. In May the semi-final victors will clash, also at Wembley, for the right to hoist the oldest football association trophy in the world. The FA Cup was first presented 145 years ago in 1872. The winningest teams in the history of the knockout tournament are my favourite side, Arsenal Football Club based in Islington, North London and their English Premier League (EPL) rival Manchester United, perhaps the best known soccer team in the world. United won last year's competition to tie Arsenal with 12 cup victories apiece. Gunners (Arsenal's nickname) claimed back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.
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FA Cup. This season 736 teams were eligible for the competition, which began in the lower (non-league) divisions in August. Under the current structure clubs from the top-flight EPL and the second level Championship don't enter the tournament until Round 3. Not surprisingly perhaps Arsenal and Manchester United both remain in the hunt. What is surprising is that for the first time in history two non-league sides have made it to the fifth round. Both face uphill battles as they compete against teams from England's top division. There are 92 fully professional teams in England playing in four leagues. Twenty compete in the EPL and 24 each in the Championship (second tier) and what are now called Leagues One and Two (third and fourth divisions). There is a relegation and promotion system in place which means that, in theory, teams can be promoted from one level to the next until they qualify for the Premier League. For most teams it's a difficult task to reach and stay in the EPL. Today, not unlike North American pro sports, soccer is all about money. The teams who can afford to pay the most secure the top talent. The EPL is among the top five leagues in Europe. Teams such as Manchester United, local rival Manchester City, Liverpool and London clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur can afford to vie for the best players from around the globe. Beyond the four pro divisions called the "Football League" there is a fifth level, previously known as the Conference. It's now called the English National League. At the end of the season the top two finishers earn promotion to League Two. There are also four other nonleague (semi pro or amateur) divisions. When you combine all 10 levels there are hundreds of teams. In England, the birthplace of football, the sport is a national obsession! The two underdogs I referred to earlier both play in the fifth tier English National League. Perhaps the least likely side to have qualified for the FA Cup fifth round is Sutton United based in the south London borough of Sutton. They won promotion from the sixth tier of English football, the National League South, by finishing first last season. They are currently in 16th place in Hundreds eligible the 24-team English National League, Teams from 10 levels of the Eng- just six points above the drop zone. lish game, including the country's four The cup run is a huge boost for a professional leagues, compete for the team like Sutton United. Competing
teams split 90 per cent of the gate receipts but even more lucrative is the television money. The higher you climb the more likely your games are to be televised, thus earning the participants even more revenue. Sutton disposed of some lesser competition in the early rounds. But in Round 3 they surprised AFC Wimbledon from League One 3-1 on aggregate. In the fourth round Sutton was matched against Leeds United who is currently in fifth place in the second level Championship and among the playoff hopefuls. In the hierarchy of English professional football, Sutton went into that match 84 places below Leeds.
I watched the game on TV from Sutton's uniquely named Gander Green Lane ground on Jan. 29. Sutton's tiny home park has a capacity of 5,000 but only 765 seats. The rest of the fans have to stand throughout the match. Once again non-league Sutton were giant killers, winning 1-0 on a rainsoaked afternoon in south London. Battle Arsenal In the fifth round draw minnows Sutton were drawn against mighty Arsenal who is currently fourth in the top-flight Premier League. They sit an incredible 104 places above Sutton on the lengthy English football chain. Sutton and their supporters are
over the moon! Their game with Arsenal on Monday will be televised nationally and around the world on pay TV. The team has existed since 1898, but this is the highest they have ever progressed in the cup. Obviously Arsenal is overwhelming favourites. But with so many competitions on the go (the league, the European Champion's League and the FA Cup) Gunners are likely to draw heavily on their reserves for the contest. Is Sutton likely to win? It's unlikely of course but in the 145 year history of the FA Cup numerous giant killings have occurred. The other non-league entry in Round 5 is Lincoln City from the city See MAGUIRE page 22
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of Lincoln in the county of Lincolnshire on the east-central coast of Britain. The team - they are aptly nicknamed "The Imps" - are in first place in the English National League and vying for promotion to League Two and a return to professional football. If they maintain top spot Lincoln will earn automatic promotion in May. After an easy match-up in the opening round Lincoln met League One Oldham Athletic in the second round. They upset Oldham 3-2. In the third round Imps needed a replay to get past Ipswich Town from the Championship 3-2 on aggregate. However, it's their fourth round success that has really made their FA Cup run intriguing. They were drawn at home against Championship title hopefuls Brighton and Hove Albion, a team 86 places above them in the English football hierarchy. Lincoln stunned Albion 3-1 on Jan. 28 to reach Round 5. They face a tough assignment, visiting Premier League side Burnley FC in Lancashire on Saturday.
Kanetix.ca recently released the results of their survey to find out what Canadians think about self-driving vehicles. Kanetix.ca is Canada's leading online insurance review and purchase portal, providing over one million quotes a year, and they also offer mortgage and credit card comparisons. They polled 1,000 Canadians asking their opinions on autonomous driving technology. Only a quarter of all respondents stated they were positively looking forward to the day when self-driving vehicles were available (25 per cent); this was only a one per cent increase from answers given a year earlier. The majority position was neutral at 56 per cent, up from 52 per cent for the previous survey. The absolute rejectors of this mobility move were pegged at 18 per cent (down from 23 per cent the previous year). "Technology is continually improving and innovating, and we've already seen auto manufacturers incorporate self-driving safety aspects in some existing vehicles, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) or sensors that temporarily control steering to avoid collisions," said Andrew Lo, chief operating officer and tech expert at Kanetix.ca. "It's still a jump for most people to
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make in terms of going completely driverless, but Canadians are interested in these improved safety features and, as a result, seem willing to slowly adopt more automated functions." What's interesting in the report is that while the majority state they're not quite ready for self-driving autos, 81 per cent believe it will eliminate the threat of distracted driving, 73 per cent feel it will reduce accidents and fatalities, and 68 per cent agree it will make things safer for pedestrians and cyclists. While, as a whole, we may not yet be total fans of self-driving technologies, the majority of respondents to Kanetix.ca's recent study (59 per cent) "would buy or lease a car with improved self-driving safety features; features like front crash prevention, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection, to name just a few." In fact some of these systems may save drivers money on their insurance
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make and model of the vehicle and the amount of damage. To avoid this, keep door windows from sticking by spraying silicone lubricating compound (available at any auto-parts store) on any rubber moulding or run channel surface that touches the glass. If the spray can comes with a nozzle-straw attachment, use it to get the spray down into the bottom of the run channels below the top edge of the glass when it's fully lowered. For better thawing of frozen door windows from your vehicle's HVAC system, set the air flow to the dash outlets and turn all of them off except the ones at the outer edges of the dash, and then point them to the windows with the temperature and fan settings on full max. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive, please drop me a line by email to firstname.lastname@example.org listing 'Question for the Car Counselor' on the subject line, or by post to Record News Communications, 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can't always promise replies). Yours in service, Brian Turner
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Since the age of 30, Russell Tysick has suffered in silence from hearing loss. For 20-odd years, the Kemptville resident has relied on the word 'what' and lies to get him through most conversations with friends, family and loved ones. "Russell came in for a hearing test and it was determined he has hearing loss," explained Karen McCallion, Hearing Instrument Specialist Clinic Manager for Listen Up Canada in Kemptville. "We discussed hearing aids as a possible solution, but that wasn't in Russell's budget." The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers $500 for each ear. "Unfortunately, our least expensive hearing aids are about $1,000 more than that per ear," said McCallion. "Hearing loss is frustrating," said Tysick. "Everyone around you still sees you as a normal person, but you are constantly asking 'what did you say?' and even lying about hearing things. When I first came in for the test, I didn't realize how bad it was." When Tysick was younger he listened to loud music and worked in a gold mine. He has suffered from hearing loss ever since. "For me, it got a lot worse over the last three years," he explained. McCallion nominated him for the Campaign for Better Hearing, which
Russell Tysick, Kemptville resident, with Karen McCallion, Hearing Instrument Specialist Clinic Manager for Listen Up Canada in Kemptville. Tysick recently received two hearing aids as part of the Campaign for Better Hearing initiative. provides funding for hearing aids across the country. For every hearing test conducted, $4 is given to the Campaign for Better Hearing. In 2016, the campaign raised more than $250,000 and provided 134 hearing aids to 71 people across Canada, including Tysick. "When I got the phone call from Karen - I never thought it would happen," he explained. "I was really, really surprised." Everything has changed for Tysick since that moment back in September
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are just like a car - there are a lot of small parts that need to be repaired or changed," said McCallion. "And that's amazing for someone living on a fixed income," added Tysick. He told a story about going to a meeting recently with a group of people and hearing a sound that he couldn't identify, so he kept looking around for a fan or something to explain the noise. "It was the guy next to me breathing," he said. "Being able to hear that was just amazing to me." "They say blindness removes you from things, but hearing loss removes you from people," said McCallion "The one word I have stopped using is 'what,'" said Tysick. "For 20 years I pretended to hear what people were saying. It has a lot to do with ego; you don't want people to know you can't hear." For Christmas, Tysick's children bought him a record player. "I have a lot of vinyl records. For years, I had them stacked away. Why play them when you can't hear?" he remarked. "So when I got the record player, I just sat there listening to my old records. The sound is amazing. Without the hearing aids, I wouldn't have even heard the music. The Listen Up Canada clinic is located at the Kemptville District Hospital Health Centre. To schedule a free hearing test, call 613-258-0877.
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Burton Cummings to play Kemptville Live Organizers of the Kemptville Live Music Festival announced Feb. 10 that Canadian music legend Burton Cummings, will be the final headliner for this year's 2017 festival. Cummings will play the CHEZ 106.1 stage on Saturday, July 22. "Canada's own Burton Cummings and his band have agreed to make the 2017 Kemptville Live Music Festival the best one yet!" remarked the festival's Karen Bedard. "We've our 'Own Way to Rock!'" Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a dazzling career spanning more than 40 years. Whether as lead singer and songwriter with the Guess Who, or on his own, Cummings has amassed more hit records than just about any other Canadian performer in history. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music. As a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Prairie Music Hall of Fame, six-time Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General's Performance Arts Award, 22 SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for more than one million airplays of his songs, Cummings is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. With the Guess Who he earned the first US platinum al-
Canadian music legend Burton Cummings completes the 2017 Kemptville Live Music Festival lineup. It was announced on Feb. 10 that the musician will headline the festival July 22. bum by a Canadian artist, and on his own the first quadruple platinum Canadian-produced album. All together, he has earned some 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book The 100 Top Canadian Singles ranked American Woman the greatest Canadian single of all time. Cummings also enjoys a worldwide stature shared by only a select few Canadian artists. The consummate artist, performer and professional, Cummings possesses
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running in order of preference. "And with that, there's two systems: one is called an instant run-off vote and the other is a single transferable vote," she explained. "Instant run off, this is the system that would be used for an election at large, so in the case of North Grenville, this is how the mayoral system would be voted on, where it's one position, all the candidates are running, and there's only going to be one winner declared. It's the simplest possible of all your ranked-balloting options." The single transferable voting system is the one that would be used to determine councillor positions. "So we choose four councillors and this is the system that we would use if we were to do that," Valentin said. "The idea is that every candidate has to be selected with a threshold of votes. So ranked balloting basically says you can't be elected if you only have say 30 per cent of the public behind you. You have to have a certain threshold." The formula to calculate that threshold is extremely complicated, she noted. "The idea is that you have to keep counting votes until candidates reach that threshold of votes, and you go through the process, depending whether or not somebody reaches the threshold. Certain candidates
drop off the ballot and their preferences are redistributed to the other candidates and you go through the process again and again, until you get enough people elected," said Valentin. "Municipalities have looked at this and said the amount of education that we would need to do, not only for our internal staff, but certainly for candidates and most importantly to public, to understand and have faith in how this system is going to work, it would be tremendous." Everyone assumed the City of Toronto would go the route of ranked ballots because of the advocacy groups originating there. "But even they have looked at the legislation and said there is no chance that we can educate our public enough and test all our systems - the vote-counting equipment - and train our staff who actually do the counting. There is no way we can do it in time, so we're not doing it for this election," Valentin stated. "North Grenville would be in much the same position if we were to go for ranked balloting. It is the recommendation of staff that we not do it because there isn't time to educate the public and the resources that would be required to explain how this works and be able to run the election with the public being confident that their votes were counted and that they were counted properly."
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Local group heading to Florida to repair tornado-damaged homes BY JENNIFER WESTENDORP
World Renew helps people who fall through the cracks. A group of 13 Kemptville area residents are heading to Century, Florida at the end of this month to help repair tornado-damaged homes. Century was hit by a powerful tornado on Feb. 15, which heavily damaged and destroyed homes and left three people injured. The group, all from the Kemptville Christian Reformed Church, will be part of the Disaster Relief Service (DSR) through World Renew, an international relief organization. "We got involved (with World Renew) about 10 years ago," said Laura Snippe, one of the leads for the Kemptville group, along with her husband Hans Snippe. "There was another couple at the church who went on assignments with World Renew and they got us involved. Our first opportunity came along about a year after (Hurricane) Katrina." Hurricane Katrina claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people and caused over $100 billion in property damage when it
Hans and Laura Snippe are part of the Kemptville group heading to Century, Florida to repair tornado damaged homes. made landfall in the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas in Aug. 2005. "We went down there in Oct. 2006 and it was like shock, shock, shock," explained Laura. "Just driving down the interstate and seeing all the trees down, it
was like a bomb had gone off." World Renew partners with other agencies, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and Red Cross, to deliver disaster relief. "Basically we provide the labour and they provide the mate-
rials," said Laura. "It's a very well-run organization," said Hans. "It's one of the few organizations where over 90 per cent of funds go out into the field." The Snippes have gone on more than 20 assignments with
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funding. "There are so many things involved in disasters," he said. "When people can't get help from other sources anymore, that's where we come in." "We give hope to people who don't have hope for a better future," said Laura. They are hoping members of the Kemptville group will continue volunteering with World Renew after this initial trip. "If we get two or three other couples who continue doing it, that would be great," said Hans. "Because with anything, volunteers come and go." You don't have to be a member of a church or a construction expert to volunteer, they explained. Anyone can sign up with World Renew to make a difference. The work through DSR is mostly repair-oriented for damaged structures, such as rottedout floors caused by floods. "A lot of these people we are helping have been scammed by construction companies who took their money and left," explained Laura. For more information about World Renew, or to volunteer, visit worldrenew.net.
Kubota stolen from church Fire destroys home in Easton’s Corners Feb. 6 At 9:31 a.m. on Feb. 6, the Merrickville Fire Department was dispatched to 89 Main St. in Easton's Corners for smoke visible from the second floor windows. Lieutenant Nick Wilson was the first on scene at 9:38 a.m. and sized up the situation, established command and initiated mutual aid with Elizabethtown-Kitley Fire Department immediately. The North Grenville Fire Service was activated for mutual aid at 9:56 a.m. There was no one home at the time of the incident. Merrickville ladder one was the first apparatus on scene at 9:47 a.m. Flames were rolling out of a second floor window and were visible on the first floor as well. Smoke conditions were extremely heavy. A defensive strategy was adopted and fire fighters fought the fire from the exterior without mounting an interior attack. Elizabethtown-Kitley provided a source pump at the dry hydrant in Jasper and a tanker to relay water. North Grenville supplied a tanker for water relay and a pumper/tanker for pumping to ladder one. Indications are that the fire originated in the basement, burnt through the first floor and travelled to the second floor through the pantry walls. The main structure was a total loss. Thanks to our mutual aid partners and a big thanks to Dave Powers and the Merrickville-Wolford Public Works crew. Public works was instrumental in
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Stealing the means for community enjoyment. A Kubota tractor, donated to Southgate Community Church in Kemptville to clean off their public outdoor rink, has been stolen. “The volunteers had nothing but shovels to clear the rink,” explained Nancy Herbert, owner of the Kubota. “We offered them our Kubota to use.” The Herberts lent the church their tractor about a month ago. “After the big snow fall this weekend, the volunteers went out to get the Kubota and it was gone,” said Herbert. The machine, bought brand new by Herbert’s father in law for over $13,000, was covered in a tarp, which was also taken by the thieve(s). “Now we’re out a snow blower and lawn mower,” said Herbert. “That was my late father-in-law’s pride and joy.” The church does so much for the community, she explained. “The church provides that rink for the community free of charge, so people can go skating or play hockey. How could someone steal something from a church? That doesn’t
Volunteers clear off the Southgate Church outdoor rink using shovels. sit well.” Now the Southgate volunteers have to go back to using shovels to clear the ice, she explained. “It’s too bad; especially after all this snow, the rink would have been back up and running by tonight (Monday).” Herbert wants to see the Kubota returned to the church. “Use it, go clean your lane way, and bring it back please.” The Kubota has a dent on the back end. Herbert asks the community to keep their eyes peeled.
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Merrickville firefighters stand outside 89 Main St. in Easton’s Corners Feb. 6 as they battled a fire. The main structure of the home was a total loss. providing tanker operations and traffic control. During normal working hours it is difficult to get a full turn-out of personnel and assistance from public works was critical. The main body of the fire was knocked down by noon, but overhaul operations continued until command was terminated at 4 p.m. when the scene was turned over to Grenville Mutual Insurance representatives and their fire investigator.
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Council on track to complete 75 per cent of term priorities by 2018 BY JENNIFER WESTENDORP
North Grenville council is set to complete 75 per cent of its term priorities by the end of this year, says chief administrative officer Brian Carré. "I am pleased to bring this report before committee of the whole this evening," Carré said during the meeting held Feb. 6. "For the purpose of background, following the 2014 election, the newly elected council held a priority setting exercise with members of the senior management team." For this exercise, the municipality retained the services of McSweeney &Associates to act as an independent moderator, he explained. "Council and staff were asked to identify, in advance of the session, key priorities from a variety of sources, such as the 2013 community strategic plan, departmental master plans and other outstanding priorities that had been established by previous councils," Carre said. "A key element of this process was to have the participants vote on the priorities identified prior to the event. McSweeney & Associates was tasked with overseeing the dotmocracy process." The priorities identified were put on the wall.
"And basically we were all given dots and that's how the voting process went ahead, so everyone could see the priorities that had received the number of votes," Carré noted. "Members of council were provided with four votes, so four dots, and department directors with three. The results established a list of priorities for council and staff." A total of 20 key priorities for the council term 2014 to 2018 were identified through the process. "I can certainly tell you that out of those 20, eight have been accomplished - so eight items have been completed," said Carre. "I'll share with you some of the key highlights from that: one of them was the development and maintenance of a long-term financial plan and asset management plan. That has been completed. The incorporation of additional corporate communication tools using social media, service requests, so on and so forth, the addition of engineering resources, that has been done. And the updating of North Grenville's road service standards; these have all been accomplished." From that list of 20, seven have been identified in the municipal 2017 draft budget for completion this year. "So a total of 15 of those 20 priorities will be completed by the end
of this year. Some of the key highlights for 2017 are the Kemptville campus community hub project, which is ongoing. We anticipate negotiations to come to a conclusion and being able to report back," he said. "The affordable housing priority has also been incorporated in the Official Plan and we'll have that draft Official Plan coming before council and the public in 2017. The work associated with retention strategies for on-call firefighters was initially initiated in 2016 and the recommendations from the emergency and protective services department will be moving forward in 2017." Out of the 20 priorities identified, five remain to be completed by the end of this council's term, Carre noted. "The first one was with respect to the bicycle friendly community status," said Carre. "The trails advisory committee did apply for North Grenville to be a bicycle friendly community in 2016. However, that status was not provided. The organization did provide some recommendations for the municipality to consider in an effort to meet that criteria and the trails advisory committee has agreed to implement some of those recommendations in order to work towards meeting that standard."
The second outstanding priority is the County Road 43 gateway project. "That project is shovel-ready and will commence once federal and provincial funding for the project is secured," he remarked. The third identified was the need to attract hotel development in the municipality. "In order to see that happen, we need a private sector investment," he noted. Reaching the minimum public library standards as established by the guidelines for Rural, Urban Public Library Systems and the Ontario Public Library Guidelines will not be realized by the end of council's term. "The cuts in provincial funding - the program being the Ontario Library Capacity Fund and Connectivity Fund - along with limitations on funding at the local level, prevents our library from meeting the minimum criteria established for this designation," Carre said. "The last item is the re-development of the current snow dump site," he continued. For all the latest, visit "Until we can redevelop the current snow dump site, we need to ini- www.insideottawavalley.com/ottawavalley-news/ tiate the decommissioning of it and INSIDE complete a transition to a new site, which is on the books for us to reINSIDE INSIDE view in 2017."
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like this whole ‘alternative facts’ thing they’ve got going on in the United States, though I have long suspected the American media of resembling sheep – whatever is popular, they follow without question (cough, hence Trump). Alternative facts – which by definition is NOT facts presented AS facts – is quite an interesting concept. It plays on the modern weakness of journalism; specifically the lack of accountability that exists now in the instant world we live in. For example, a reporter sees a fire, takes a photo and posts it online. There is no explanation of how that fire started or whether anyone was hurt – just that there is a fire. Leaving the people who see the photo, as it spreads rapidly across the Internet, to speculate. From that photo, many different versions of the truth are born. And although the reporter follows-up with a thorough explanation of what happened, that fire photo has already spread because it was ‘happening now’ and no one cares about the truth after the fact. The speculation is permitted to grow and fester, because no one cares about getting the whole story right before publishing – they just care about being the first one to tell it. And this is how Donald Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ were born, thanks to his genius campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who played on the media’s tendency to take a juicy tidbit and run with it before doing any research. Trump, I feel is a master of dishonesty – mainly because I doubt he can tell the difference between the truth and a lie. What’s the phrase for that again? Oh yeah, plausible deniability! It will never cease to amaze me how little people care about the credibility of the sources from which
JENNIFER WESTENDORP MY OPINION they get their information. Nor how frequently they repeat that information as fact. Here are a few of Trump’s ‘alternative facts:’ 1) “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” Posted to Twitter by @ realDonaldTrump. 2) Trump claimed Hillary Clinton would “have 650 million people pour into our country...you triple the size of our country in one week.” The US is home to around 324 million people. To get anywhere close to Trump’s claim, every single person from South America, Central America and Canada would have to move to the United States, according to the Washington Post. 3) Trump claimed the US State Department lost $6 billion under Clinton’s tenure. This was debunked by PolitiFact and several credible newspapers. You see, in a world where the truth is no longer the truth and a lie is no longer a lie, there is nothing left to do but join in the fun! Here are a few of my own alternative facts: I am 112 pounds (maybe if I cut off both my legs), travelled all over Europe (via classic literature), am very rich (in love), powerful (if you count mom voice volume), drive a Lamborghini (while playing with Hot Wheels with my younger son) and hobnob with only important people (my beautiful kids). See what I did there? Now I will be off to live my alternate reality!
Terrrrrific time! Noah Boot and Emmett Pettes had a blast at the Valentine’s Carnival presented by eQ Homes at the eQuinelle Golf Club on Feb. 12. The free event featured a juggler, magician, face painting, horse drawn wagon rides and a candy bar.
Winter brings the urge to purge old clothing
pparently people born under the Aries zodiac sign are more likely to be the kind who like to clear out unwanted stuff on a regular basis. I certainly live up to that ideal. Nothing makes me feel better than going through old books, clothes, even pieces of furniture that aren’t being used, and giving them away. I honestly think you can’t have too many books but if I’ve read them and they aren’t really my thing, I pass them along. I fill a box for the biggest book sale in eastern Ontario each year, in Kemptville. Proceeds go to benefit the youth centre. Any unsold books go by ship to underdeveloped countries where they are appreciated even more. With five daughters we haven’t had much trouble finding homes for extra furniture. But anything that really doesn’t suit goes to the Hey Day garage sale to benefit Kemptville District Hospital. That’s where I bought most of the furniture for my first apartment too. Old electronics can also be donated to the youth centre, where they are sold to a recycling organization. When it comes to clothing, I have a
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rule. If I haven’t worn it all season and it’s time to put it back into storage, it really should go. Likely it doesn’t fit properly, and that’s why it has been benched for months. Clothes like classic dresses and blazers that I may need for an office job someday get put in the back of the closet. Everything else – turtlenecks that choke, sweaters that ride up, jeans that ride a little too low…get thrown on the bed in a pile. Next, I sort through these discarded items to see if any of them might suit someone else. In particular: shoes I only wore once because the heels are too high for me; a jacket I can no longer close; or a dress that, in hindsight, is really too short for someone with a granddaughter. These get put in a bag for the consignment store. If they are
accepted for sale, they can earn me points toward my next purchase there. More than once I have been able to pick out something “for free” because I had a stockpile of points from shoes and clothes on consignment. Other items that didn’t cost much to begin with get put in a bag for the Sally Ann. I’m a big supporter of our local thrift shore, and I head in there whenever I need something specific but don’t want to spend too much. It’s amazing what you can find. Most of my gardening, camping and farming clothes are from there (which is basically half my wardrobe!) If you are giving away clothes and they have holes, stains, or they are missing buttons, don’t give them to the Salvation Army. Places like the Sally Ann don’t need to be bothered with things they can’t resell. It just means they have to find another way to dispose of it. Save them the trouble and do it yourself – but don’t throw out your unwearable clothes. You can also donate your unwanted clothing in a roadside collection bin. If the recycling operation requests “gently used” clothes, they
need them for resale. They will sell them to Value Village or send them overseas to be worn again. Many of the wearable items that don’t sell in our local thrift shops after a set period of time also end up overseas on very grateful recipients. Clothes that don’t get sold can be sent to textile recyclers. Old fabrics can be turned into industrial rags, fiber filling for upholstery, soundproofing, home insulation and more. So feel good about cleaning out your closets – you’re not just making room for more clothes! Whatever you decide to do, though, don’t throw your unwanted clothing in the trash. Far too much clothing ends up in landfills,
and when the fabrics break down they let off fumes that add to our air pollution. I know I’m enjoying the space inside my closet right now, having satisfied the urge to purge my unwanted outfits. But, as I mentioned earlier, I’m an Aries. My husband, a Gemini, would keep every last bit of clothing he owns if he had it his way. More than once I’ve caught him retrieving a hole-y pair of slippers or a beloved stained T-shirt that I had thrown out. Each to his own – I now have room to go shopping! www.theaccidentalfarmwife. blogspot.com
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Pet adoption weekend is huge success for LAWS The pet adoption weekend was a huge success thanks to the great co-operation of our dedicated pet stores. Seven cats were adopted from the Perth Pet Valu store and two cats from Pet Valu Almonte. Thank you to all who came to adopt and gave so many of our adoptable cats a second chance in life. A huge thank you, too, to Dr. Rob Clark from Smiths Falls Veterinary Services, who dedicated his time to lead the microchip clinic in Perth. Everything went smoothly and professionally. Dr. Clark has the skill of putting the animals at ease and there were no issues administering the microchips. Cats and dogs in all colours, shapes and sizes entered the store on Saturday. A total of 32 dogs and four cats were microchipped. It was a busy but fun day! Please note that LAWS will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 due to the Family Day holiday. This weeks' pets:
Hi there, Peaches here. It has been busy lately with adoptions ... many of my cat friends found homes, but no matter how hard I tried to get someone's attention, I am still at LAWS. I have been here since August of last year ... can you believe that? I am a very petite black and white female cat with a feisty attitude. I like attention but won't sit on your lap all the time. I show my affection differently, by lots of rubs on your legs and you get a happy meow when you give me some canned food, which is my favourite. Is there somebody out there who might fall in love with me? I am really a nice kitty and hope to be in my forever home before winter is over. Please see me at LAWS.
Flipper Hi there, my name is Flipper. I am a lovely about three-year-old male cat with medium long hair. Mainly black with a white mane and lovely white boots. I am available for adoption in Perth at Pet Valu where I share the cage with Woody. We get along really
Olympic dream The Lanark and District Civitan Club held a fundraising spaghetti dinner in support of local athlete Braiden Nichols (left) on Feb. 11. The 17-year-old Perth and District Collegiate Institute student, who is currently the number one shot putter in eastern Ontario, hopes to make it to the Olympics some day. The funds raised through the dinner will help offset Nichols’ training, travelling and equipment costs. Pictured, Nichols makes a standard shot put pose during the dinner.
This Week’s Pets well. I am affectionate and have been exploring the store during the day. I have some scars on my nose and ears because in my past life I was living on the streets. I am not interested in fights at all. I'd rather be in a home where my life is regular with lots of hugs and kisses. I would also welcome to get adopted together with Woody, as we have become best buddies. Please meet us in Perth!
Woody Woody is available for adoption in Perth, where he's already charming the customers in the store. He got his name as he was found in a wood shed, locked up, likely for some time. He was skin and bones when he was rescued. He's so happy to be alive that he shares hugs and kisses with everyone who picks him up. He's making up for lost time and eats like a wolf. If you can see the beauty of this cat through his thin body, Woody is your man. He's about six months old. Please meet him in Perth where he shares his cage with Flipper.
Members of the Lanark and District Civitan Club were busy boiling noodles and slicing pie during the spaghetti supper fundraiser for Braiden Nichols. From left, Freda Fourier, Donna King, Sheila Stanfield, Ken Fourier, Debbie Keaney and Bonnie King.
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CRAIG The family of the late Rosella Craig, would like to thank all individuals and groups for the kindness and support during the loss of our beloved mother. Sincere appreciation for the care and support given by the medical staff of the Perth and Smiths Falls Hospitals and PSWs. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth; Reverend Shelley Roberts; the choir; and UCW of the United Church of Lanark for the service, hymns and luncheon. Thank you to grandson Robert Barr for the eulogy and to the pallbearers. Also to every one for the messages of comfort, floral tributes, cards and memorial donations. The Craig Family
KAYE GRACE The family of Kaye Grace who passed away on January 27, 2017 wish to express our sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, messages of support, meals, prayers, flowers, cards, phone calls, Masses and donations to the Almonte General Hospital and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. We also wish to thank the Staff of The Almonte General Hospital, The Ottawa Civic Hospital and the ambulance attendants for taking such good care of Kaye. A special thanks to the staff at Orchard View By The Mississippi for all your wonderful care. Thank you to The Pilon Family Funeral Home for your wonderful assistance and compassion. Kaye will always be fondly remembered by all who knew her and deeply missed by those who loved her.
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In Memory of Mary Elizabeth (nee O’Kane) Higgins Our Mother and Granny, the late Mary Elizabeth (O’Kane) Higgins touched so many people’s lives and the outpouring of love and support shown truly assisted us during this difficult time. We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the individuals and groups who helped to make her last days as comfortable as possible. First off thank you to all the PSW’s who helped Mom with her personal and mobility care you were Mom’s guardian angels. Sincerest appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Kemptville District Hospital and for making Mom’s stays there a time of security and support for her and us and at the end of the day this was a huge peace of mind to have Mom surrounded by a team of experts and we are so very blessed to have professionals like you all in our lives. To all those who travelled to be with the family and a special mention to Mom’s brother, my Uncle Willy and Aunt Beverly O’Kane and sons; John and Michael we deeply appreciate your love and your support. Thank you to Mom’s immediate family, cousins, relatives, friends and neighbors for your condolences and to those who travelled from; Calgary, Alta, Fredericton, NB, West Palm Beach, FL, North Bay, Cobden, Renfrew, Douglas, Windsor, Guelph, and Ottawa. Thank You to everyone who sent flower arrangements, cards and memorial donations. Thank you to all who made delicious soul food we appreciate your kindness. Thank You to everyone who attended the visitation and funeral mass. Thank You to Alice Taylor who created the prayer cards as Mom loved her prayer cards as she faithfully read her bible and cards each and every day. Thank You to Father Andrew Shim for the funeral mass as the service was a true reflection of Mom’s beautiful Christian soul. Thank You to the Holy Cross Parish hall team for an absolutely delicious and plentiful reception meal. Thank You to all the grandchildren who acted as pall bearers Grandma and the family are so very proud of you. Thank You to Hulse PlayFair & McGarry for all your professionalism and paying close attention to detail and ensuring Mom’s services were calming and comforting. We would like to extend on our gratitude to everyone that has made our lives easier knowing that the love we shared for our Mother (Mugsy) and Grandmother was also shared by YOU! God bless everyone. One last Thank You, is to you Mummy, thank you for the precious memories and for all the soft sweet things you left behind in my home, in my head, and above all in my heart, forever. Love Frances and Family.
Arthur Mary Lou (Stafford) Arthur
Mary Lou passed away in the Perth Hospital on Thursday February 9th, 2017 at the age of 80 years. She was predeceased by her parents Peter and Patricia Stafford, her sister Gail Stafford, and in 1994, by her husband James Arthur. Mary Lou was the dear mother of Patricia (Fred) ArthurHolmes of St. Agatha Maine and Jamie (Cheryl) Arthur of Perth. She will be sadly missed by her brother Peter (Connie) Stafford and all her family and friends. There will be a private family service in the spring of 2017. If desired,memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Crohns and Colitis Society. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Peacefully at his residence in Perth with his loving wife by his side on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Diane. Loving father of Tom (Dawn), and Tim. Loving step-father of Bobby McGinnis (Patti) and Jimmy McGinnis (Debbie). Dear brother of Doris Alquire (Ron), June Botsford (Guy & Al Sexton), Bunny Young (Howard). Brother-in-law of Nellie Jackson, and Milton. Predeceased by his sister Jackie Therreiault and brother Gary. Karl will be fondly remembered by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were invited to visit with the family at the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 11:00AM until time of memorial service in the Chapel at 12 Noon. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca
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Peacefully at Stoneridge Manor, on Monday February 13, 2017, at the age of 80. Wife of the late Ivan Saunders. Best friend of the late Raymond Duff. Loving mother of Kevin (Muriel). Loving grandmother of Sarah, Kayla (Trevor), Sam, Reg and Amanda (Mike) and great-grandmother of Max, Mason, Kiona, Raeann, Antonio, Brian and Jeanett. A graveside service will take place in the spring at St. James Anglican Cemetery, Carleton Place. For those who wish, a donation to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
HUGHES, Heather Lynne
Born May 18th, 1956 – Passed February 12th, 2017 After a courageous battle with ALS Heather passed peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. A generous, gentle and loving woman who loved her children, husband and family above all else. Daughter of the late Paul Gilmer and Margaret Valcour of Kemptville, ON. Cherished daughter in law of Beverley and the late Douglas Hughes of Brantford, ON. Loving and beautiful wife of Randy Hughes of Kemptville, ON. She took a chance on love and made him a better person. He was a truly lucky man. Caring mother of Ryan McDougall (Carley) of Winnipeg and Maggie McDougall (Shawn Cowan) of Kemptville. Nurturing step mother of Evan Hughes (Samantha Sterne) of Toronto, Erika Hughes of Vietnam and Eden Hughes of Toronto. Wonderful sister of Randi Gilmer (Jennifer) of Waterloo, Mike Valcour (Karen) of Kemptville. New grandmother to baby Ellie of Winnipeg. Stepdaughter to Ruth Gilmer and step brother to Paul Valcour of Ottawa. Predeceased by her step sister Heather Valcour and brother Mark Valcour. Sister in law to Tim Hughes (Janice) of Burford, ON; Cindy Hughes (Terry Soules) of Chatham, ON; Jeff Hughes (Nancy) of Chippewa, ON and Nancy Raymond (Doug) of Toronto. She will be missed by all of her nieces and nephews, Nicole Gilmer of Sweden; Tamra Hughes of Simcoe, ON; Cole and Alyshia Hughes of Chippewa, ON and Hannah Raymond of Toronto. In addition to various aunts, uncles and cousins in her extended family. A small town girl, she became a library technician with the OCDSB after completing her education at Algonquin College where she passed with honours. Previously, she had worked at the Kemptville Advance front office for about 10 years. Heather enjoyed the simple things in life and benefited from some wonderful friendships because of her giving and loving nature. The family wants to express the appreciation for all of the support it received over the course of Heather’s illness. We could not have managed without you – Dr. John Evans, Dr. Ruth Biggar and the support staff of the Ottawa ALS Clinic. The local CCAC staff, Bayshore Home Healthcare, Pharmasave Kemptville and Palliative Care Team. Our youthful and exuberant PSW Pam Hamilton. Thanks to all of you who made it as easy as possible for her to stay at home for the duration. Heather was particularly proud of her support of the ALS Society and was a significant fundraiser at the fall event. The family will continue to support this cause. Friends may visit the Kemptville Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Thursday, February 16, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm & 6 to 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s United Church, 400 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Friday, February 17th at 11 am. To honour her life, in lieu of flowers a donation to ALS or another charity of your choice would be appreciated. We Wish You Enough! Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-258-2435
Woods Robin Mark Woods
April 27, 1949 - February 9, 2017
After a battle with cancer, Robin Mark Woods passed away in the evening of February 9, 2017 in the presence of family. He is predeceased by his father Russel McCormick Woods and sister Mary Ellen Brickman. Mark is survived by his mother Josephine Valentine Woods, brother Rod and his wife Dianna, brother Tim, as well as nieces, nephews and grand nephews. Burial will take place in a family plot in Watford, Ontario at a later date. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
Francis, Robert John
(May 28, 1938 - January 16, 2017) Tragically, as the result of an accident in Florida on Monday January 16, 2017 at the age of 78. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth Francis, who died as a result of the same accident. Loving father to Howard Harker (Elizabeth) and Deborah Harker (Robert Deschamps). Proud grandfather to Nicholas, Areil, Jeffery and Sheena. Robert will be missed by his extended family. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Friday February 17, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. for a visitation only. For those who wish, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
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SYLVESTER, MAGGIE (Retired Nurse – CHEO) Suddenly but very peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus with loved ones by her side on Wednesday evening, February 8th, 2017; Margaret Ellen Sylvester of Arnprior passed away following a valiant and courageous journey through cancer. She was 64. Beloved wife and best friend of Rick and devoted stepmom of Courtney. Dearly loved sister of John Conroy (Thelma) and Nancy White (Stephen Melville) and sister-in-law of Penny Lassenba (Blair). Special cousin of Marg and Jim Day and Joan and Jon Gamble. She also leaves a void in the lives of her “furry girls” Caramel and China. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews as well many wonderful people whom Maggie was honoured to call “Friends”. A quiet, unassuming woman, Maggie had a genuine and beautiful way of earning the respect and friendship of others. She will be missed. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Friday evening, February 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, February 18th from 9:30 until 10:30. A Funeral Service will be conducted in Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior on Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. A reception will follow. In memory of Maggie, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association; the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
LAWRENCE CHARLES “Chuck” (Ret. RCMP) It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and great grandfather on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Almonte General Hospital, Charles Virtue Lawrence at the age of 90. Loving father to his four daughters; Carolyn, Marlene (Tim), Joanie (Otto) and Kristine (Clare). Predeceased by his son, Timothy. He was an awesome and deeply loved grandpa to 12 grandchildren, Sarin (Jon), Rebekah (Lance), Amber, Samuel, Mandy (Brian), Joel (Jennifer), Natasha (Andy), Heidi (Greg), Jonathan (Jill), Dylan, Arlen and Jackson. Big Poppa to 12 great grandchildren, Micah, Daniel, Mishael, Anna, Gracie, William, Isabella, Angus, Jude, Serena, Layla and Aaliyah. Chuck was born September 29, 1926 in Palmerson, Ontario and was the first born to Charles and Pearl Lawrence. Predeceased by his brothers, Ronald (Infant) and Ross Lawrence. Chuck began his career in law enforcement in the late 1940’s as a proud member of the RCMP. He served the RCMP for 23 years, both in Manitoba and Ontario, finishing his career in the Security branch with the federal government. He truly modeled a stellar work ethic. In his retirement he gave much of his time to tending the grounds and gardens at the Mill of Kintail. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Wednesday, Feb. 15 and where a complete Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11 AM. Interment, Dauphin, Manitoba. Thank you to the wonderful, caring and professional staff at the Almonte General Hospital for their exceptional care and support. For those who may choose to honour Chuck with a memorial donation, please consider the Almonte General Hospital, The Mills Corp. or Canadian Bible Society. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
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Tragically in New Mexico on Thursday, February 9, 2017 age 72 years. Winston McEwen of Kemptville, beloved husband of Lorraine. Loving father of Paul (Laura) and Pam McEwen (Joe Plunkett). Cherished grandfather of Amber and Ashley McEwen; Travis, Dylan and Dahlia MacEachern. He will also be sadly missed by Lorraine’s children and grandchildren Lynne Nicolaides (Aksell), Lisa Burroughs (Pat), Ben, Aleksa, Meeka and Maddix; and Irene McEwen, mother of his children. Predeceased by his parents Wilbert and Elizabeth McEwen. Family and friends may attend a visitation at Southgate Community Church, 1303 French Settlement Rd., Kemptville, on Saturday, February 18th from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 1 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial donations to Ride for Dad, 424-300 Earl Grey Drive, Ottawa, K2T 1C1 or Kemptville Salvation Army, 2 Oxford St. W, Kemptville, K0G1J0. Arrangements by Tubman Funeral Homes, Kars Chapel. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com. DEATH NOTICE
Aug. 4th, 1929 – Feb. 10th, 2017 Born in Winnipeg to Warren James and Kathleen Rankin (nee Walters) Riley. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Patricia “Trish” (Doug) Gibson. Colin loved his career as a geologist and felt lucky that it took him from the swamps to the mountains, and especially to the northern barren lands. In 1952, Colin married Noella (nee Cayer), having one son, Colin Warren “Junior” (Vicki). He and Noella eventually relocated to Ottawa and enjoyed many years there until her passing. Colin was joyful when his son blessed him with four wonderful grandchildren, Jonathon (Amanda), Kathleen, Claire, and Susan. Great-grandfather to Deanna Smith-Riley. In 1985, Colin married his beloved wife, Jacqueline Doris (nee Elliott), and they spent the next 29 years traveling the world, running a B & B on the Big Rideau, operating Rideau Kennels breeding their beloved “Tollers”, and generally “living the life of Riley.” In marrying Jacquie, he also opened his heart to more family. He gained two step-daughters, Lisabeth (Ron) Geroux and Barbara Anderson (Mike S.). Grandfather to Lisa’s boys, Steven (Megan) and Scott Skentelbery. Greatgrandfather to Elliott Skentelbery. So many wonderful memories up at the lake and the Perth house. Jacquie predeceased Colin in Feb. 2015. Dearest uncle to Paul (Victoria) and Phil Lavigne and Marguerite (Moises Canales). He cherished his godson, Christopher Lavigne. Friends and family will miss his quick wit, intellect, and generosity. The family would especially like to thank George and Linda, Betty, Joan, Lawrence and Colleen, Wanda and Martha, and Dawn and Judy for their friendship, and Rev. Ken Davis and the Smiths Falls Hospital for their care and compassion. Funeral to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 18th, 2017 at St. James Anglican, 12 Harvey Street in Perth, ON. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society are appreciated.
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(July 16, 1966 – February 10, 2017) Tragically as the result of an accident on Friday February 10, 2017 at the age of 50. Loving husband of Svetlana. Dear father of Ksenia (Josh McNeely) and Dennis. Proud “Dampa” of Mason and Keiran McNeely. Gennadi will be especially missed by his best friends Val, Sergei and Eduard. At the family’s request, there will be no visitation or service at this time. www.barkerfh.com
Eunice Eleanor Schrader
(nee Boyd) Eunice passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Perth Hospital in her 89th year. Born in Ottawa May 19, 1928, loving daughter of the late Potter and Eleanor (Ireland) Boyd. Dearly beloved wife of the late Donald Schrader; loving mother to Robert (Kathryn) Schrader of Kemptville and Linda Schrader-Brown (Paul Therriault) of Sarnia. She will be fondly remembered by her six grandchildren, Timothy (Kim) Schrader, Krysaria (Andrew) RadmoreGetz, Joseph Radmore, Kathryn (Jayson) Mathieson, Joshua Brown, Jordan (Sarah) Brown and nine great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Hannah, Seth, Callum, Scott, Konahn, Deklyn, Odyn and Sadie. Eunice was predeceased by her sisters Edna and Audrey and brothers Walter and Earl. Eunice loved to sing and touched so many hearts with her beautiful voice, singing from a very young age at Gloucester Presbyterian Church and leading the choir. She loved her singalongs and had the ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Her involvement in the Perth Community was honoured with the Volunteer of the Year Award, together with her husband Don. She will be remembered and missed by her many relatives and friends. Thanks to Dr. Moxon and special thanks to the third floor nursing staff for their kindness and compassionate support. Visitation took place on Friday, February 10th at O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, 15 Victoria Street, Perth at 9:00 a.m. Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., immediately followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County or the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, will be greatly appreciated. Mrs. Schrader’s arrangements are entrusted to the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth. 613-267-3082
REID John (Jack) Neelands Passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on the 2nd of February 2017 after a short stay at Almonte General Hospital. Beloved and loving husband of Orchid Emily Young. Son of the late Eva and Eugene Reid of Orangeville, Ontario. Predeceased by his only brother James and sister-inlaw Joan. Also survived by Mary Gardner from a first marriage. Dear father to Marc (Debbie), Cathy (Dan Borowec), Judy (Ferd Hamre) and Joseph (Leo Scopacasa). Dear stepfather to Geoff (Sandi), David (Diane), Guy (Carol) and Katie (Steve Watzenboeck). Proud grandfather to sixteen wonderful grandchildren and four great grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Almonte Hospital Foundation or Alwood Inc. of Carleton Place, Ontario. Funeral arrangements entrusted into the care of C.R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON 613-256-3313 Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com
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Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her 76th year. Beloved mother of Chris Cullen (Dawn), and Cathy Cullen (the late John Barton) step-mother of Rick Fraser (Sheila) and Grant Fraser. Loving Nan to Craig (Sydney) and Robert (Melany) Cullen. Step-nan to Brian, Tait, Ian, Ben, Lucas (Kayla) Fraser. Great-nan to Isla and Ivy Cullen. Treasured by Donna and Lloyd, Tracy (Jamie) and Geoff Foster and extended Beaupre and Cullen Family. Dearly missed by Gert, Brenda, Wendy, Judy, Jean, Marg, Barb, Joan and Vlasta. Ila will also be missed by her companion Sam. Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Ila’s life at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 11:00am - 2:00pm. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville - OSPCA would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca.
William James (Bill)
1947 - 2016 Suddenly at Kingston General Hospital December 30th, 2016 aged 69, due to complications following surgery. He was the loving husband of Barb Reeds (Horsfall, nee Dean), Father of son Chris Reeds (Karla), Grandfather to Hayley, Abigail and Emily Reeds of Trochu, Alberta, and daughter Amy Reeds of Calgary, Alberta. Step father to Sean Horsfall (Valerie) and step grandchildren Nathan and Lera Horsfall of Portland, Ontario, Stepfather to Colin Horsfall (Chris) of Brockville, Ontario. His siblings Vicki Simms (Tony), Lynda and Walter miss his happy spirit. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are mourning his passing. Bill was the son of the late Clement Ross Reeds and Florence May Reeds. He was the brother of the late John Reeds of Guelph, Ontario. Bill was loved by all who knew him. He was a kind, gentle, funny and loving soul. He was a wonderful carpenter, mechanic, salesman and more. He loved to make others laugh and enjoyed telling funny tales. Bill and Barb’s love story was of epic proportions starting at age 15. He will be missed and remembered in the hearts of all who knew him. There will be a celebration of life for Bill on Saturday July 8th, 2017 from 3-6 pm at the Portland Canadian Legion. If you so wish, you may make a memorial donation in honour of Bill, to the Canadian Cancer Society. DEATH NOTICE
MCNAB, DOUGLAS DONALD “DOUG”
May 15, 1955 – February 5, 2017 It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Doug McNab at home while moving snow on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was 61. Dear son of Donald and Betty (nee Lindsay) McNab. Beloved husband and soulmate of Julia (nee Wilkins). Cherished and proud “Dad” of Drew (Lindsay Tompson); Jacqueline and Luke. Dearly loved brother of Lindsay (Connie); Kim (Dennis Jenkins) and Jeff (Chantal). Special uncle of Evans McNab (Tanya) and great niece Milania; Kathleen (Jeff) Jonkman; Erika Jenkins (Brennan Inglis); Katherine and Anne-Marie McNab; Matthew and Amanda Whelan. Doug will be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Bud and Margaret Lindsay, Thelma Lindsay (late Harold) and Isobel Munro (late Jim) and his many cousins. Devoted son-in-law of Marion Wilkins (late Ray). Also survived by Julia’s sisters Leah and Jayne Wilkins. Family and friends were invited to Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel, 50 John St. North, Arnprior for visitation on Thursday, February 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and again on Friday, February 10th from 9 to 10:15 am. Funeral service was conducted at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 116 Baskin Dr. West, Arnprior on Friday at 11:00 am. Spring interment at White Lake Community Cemetery. In memory of Doug, please consider a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences /Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
HAMMEL, TRACEY KELLIE
(Former Receptionist – Carp Medical Centre) Peacefully, our beautiful Tracey passed away at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus the morning of Friday, February 10th, 2017. She was just 46. Beloved daughter of Robert Smith (late Joan) of Arnprior. Cherished wife and best friend for almost 25 years of Murray. Loving and devoted Mother to Bradley. Dearly loved sister of Wendy Smith (Marc Bedard) and the late Shelley Smith (David McCandless). Special daughter-in-law of Betty Hammel (late Wallace) and sisterin-law of Wayne Hammel (Heather); Elaine Graham (Mark) and Jean Hammel. Much loved by her nieces and nephews: Matthew Bedard, Brianne Bedard, Jenny Hammel (Shauna Vallentgoed) and their daughter Demetria, Greydon and Aaron Hammel, Sarah Burliegh (Don) and their son Kyson and Mitchell Graham. Lovingly remembered and forever missed by her best friends: Denise Hammel and Laurie Ann Crawford. Tracey faced many years of health issues with spirit and grace. In spite of the outlook or the prognosis, she always had a beautiful smile to offer those around her. Friends are invited to join Tracey’s family during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Sunday, February 19th from 12 to 1:45 p.m. and where a service to remember Tracey will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 2 p.m. If you are considering a donation to honor Tracey, please give the gift of life by donating blood or make a contribution to your favorite charity. Condolences/Donations/Webcast www.pilonfamily.ca
Elisabeth HOFMANN (nee Fischer) June 1, 1923 February 10, 2017 Elisabeth, affectionately known as Liesl, died peacefully on February 10, 2017 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Almonte, Ontario at the age of 93. Elisabeth is survived by her children, Hank Hofmann (Marian) of Ottawa, Ontario, Lucy Carleton (Neil) of Almonte, Ontario, and Shirley Hofmann (Jean-Maurice) of Neuchatel, Switzerland; treasured grandchildren Laura (Calvin), Sarah Jane, Ian (Ashley), Lena and Carlo; and recently arrived great-grandchild Claira; as well as nieces and nephews in Canada, the United States and Europe. Friends and relatives are invited to pay respects to Elisabeth at 10:30 AM on February 24 in a celebration of her life at the C. R. Gamble Funeral Home, 127 Church St., Almonte. A reception will follow immediately afterwards. No flowers please, but donations to the Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Elisabeth’s family extends a sincere thank you to the staff of Fairview Manor for their outstanding care and support during the 3 years that Elisabeth was a resident there and especially during the last days of her life. Condolences & Tributes: www.crgamble.com
Peacefully entered into rest at her residence with family by her side on Tuesday February 7, 2017. Linda Jean (Carr) Brundige of Frankville age 69 years. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Brundige. Loving mother of Kelly Brundige (Guy Lacasse). Dear sister of Harold Carr, Shelley Costello (Gord), Don Parans (Roseann), Audrey Hipwell (Rob), Eddie Parans (Terry). Sister-in-law of Bob Duncan, Collins Brundige (Marilyn), Arnold Brundige (Julie), Ronald Brundige and Randy Earl. Linda was adored by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Frank Carr and Jean (Carr) Parans, sister Jennie Duncan and brother Allen Carr. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl Street East, Brockville on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11:00am until 12:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date. In memory of Linda, donations to Wolford Cemetery or the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Messages of condolences may be sent on line at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.
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Jonathan Ross McPherson
February 27, 1987– February 3, 2017 Suddenly on Friday February 3rd, 2017 after a long fight with mental illness, Jonathan Ross lost the battle. Jonathan was the cherished oldest child of Randy and Shannon (Kerr) McPherson. Loved fiancée of Michele Elliott, loving daddy of Ross and Hunter. Dear brother of Shawndra (Michael) Varcoe, Raisha (Jordan) Somerville and Jordan (Jenna) McPherson. Uncle of Dannilynn and Gabriel Varcoe, Parker, Railynn and Gannon Somerville and Rosalynn McPherson. Grandson of Agnes McPherson and Geraldine McParland. Jonathan will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and his former wife, Caroline. Predeceased by his grandfathers Ross McPherson and Ronald Kerr and step-grandmother Elaine (Foster) Kerr, uncle Danny Kerr and cousin, Billy Duffy. A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 12 Harvey Street, Perth, on Friday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. A reception will follow from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Perth Legion, located at 26 Beckwith Street, East, Perth. For those wishing, donations to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario would be appreciated. Rest our son, may you find peace now that you couldn’t find here on earth.
MacKENZIE Janet Elaine
Janet Elaine MacKenzie was granted her angel wings on February 9, 2017. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends at the Ottawa General Hospital. Janet was born on November 30, 1953 to Iris Fielding and Cunningham (Bert) Ardies. Janet grew up in Aylmer, Quebec. She pursued a nursing career and completed her nursing program at the Grace Hospital in Ottawa. Janet continued at the Grace as an RPN and also worked at CHEO and Perth Hospitals. Later in her career, Janet turned to community nursing working for Paramed Health Services and Bayshore Home Health. Throughout her long nursing career, Janet touched a number of people and provided excellent care and compassion to her patients and their families. Janet leaves behind her loving husband Rick, as well as children Katrina Graham (John), Becky (Chris) and Joel (Kristy). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Xander and MacKenzie, her sisters Susan Rotar (Bill) and Brenda Potts (Roy) and their families. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 326 MacKay St., Ottawa, ON on Friday February 17, 2017 at 11am with a reception to follow. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses on 6 West and 7 East for Janet’s excellent care throughout her time at the General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in Janet’s name.
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Long, Marjorie Alice (Nee Trimble) April 11, 1931 - February 7, 2017
Suddenly, as the result of an accident in Milton, Ontario, on Tuesday February 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Loving wife of Murray Long. Dear mother of Bob (Dallis) Purdy and Pat Purdy. Predeceased by her daughters Anne Purdy, Sharlean Davis and Brenda Porteous. Marjorie will be missed by her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, her brothers, sisters, and extended family. Predeceased by two grandchildren. Friends supported the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Ave., Carleton Place on Tuesday February 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Cremation followed. Inurnment in the spring at St. James Cemetery. For those who wish, a donation to Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.barkerfh.com
Passed away on February 1, 2017 at the age of 86. She was the daughter of the late Henri and Annette Bédard. She leaves in sorrow her beloved son Michael Hill, as well as her brother Gerry and her sister Pierrette. She will be missed by Mrs. Vicky Logan, Edward Hawn and Jeff Declare as well as many friends. In Memory of Jean, donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated.
SCOTT, Art (Arthur) February 15, 2006 In loving memory of a great dad and a loving poppa. They say time heals all sorrows And helps you to forget, But time has only proved to us How much we miss you yet. Forever loved and missed Daughter Diane Granddaughters Ashley and Kelly X0X0
RODGER, Catherine Anne (Craig) In loving memory of a dear sister, aunt and great aunt, who passed away on February 17, 2009. You left us 8 years ago. the blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought the end was near. And only those who have lost can tell the pain of parting without farewell. More each day we miss you Cathy, Friends and family may think the wound has healed. But little do they know the sorrow, That lies within our hearts concealed. Always remembered and loved by, Connie, Cynthia, Candace and Families
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Davis Lorna Anne In hospital, Ottawa, Ontario on Friday, February 3, 2017. Lorna A. Davis of Carleton Place, in her 88th year. Dear wife of Roy. Mother of Wanda (Stewart) Christenson of West Port, Nova Scotia, grandmother of Alana and Colin and five loved great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Meredith Denton. A memorial service and interment will be held in the Maritime’s at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, Carleton Place. www.barkerfh.com
Suddenly at home on Monday evening, February 6th, 2017. Paul Thomas Buston, a resident of rural Arnprior passed away at the age of 57 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Donna-Marie (nee Sauvé). Dear son of the late Harry Thomas Buston and the late Mary Elizabeth White. Paul is survived by his brothers, David (Wendy Northrup) of Calgary and Bob (Lorraine) of Hamilton; his sister, Barbara Wheelock of Ottawa as well as nieces and nephews. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. Condolences/Donations www.pilonfamily.ca
Paul Richard Long 1948 - 2017 Educator
On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, Paul Richard Long, beloved lifelong partner of Judith Lynne Long, passed away at home after a long disability. Cherished father of Heather Coffey (David) of Ottawa and Michael Long (Rebecca) of Georgetown. Much treasured Grampie of Jackson and Kyla Long and Maryn and Silas Coffey. Loved brother of Patricia Fierens (Dirk) of Carleton Place. A celebration of life was held at St. James Anglican Church, Perth (Harvey and Drummond St.) at 2:00 o’clock on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 followed by a reception at which time the family received condolences. In remembrance of Paul, donations may be made to the Canadian Wildlife Federation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit www.blairandson.com
PRATT Life moves on; love and memories last forever. Ron, February 19, 2016 Helen, April 16, 1997 Forever in our hearts. Love Brenda, Kathy, Karan, Sharon and Families
URQUHART, Frank February 9, 2013 In remembrance for a loving Husband, Father, Father-in-law, Brother, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Missing you never goes away Your place in our hearts is secure Memories bless us every day Of your love and care so sure To know you are with the Lord Safe in that heavenly home Brings peace and solace When sorrow would overcome Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his Family
SPROULE In loving memory of Vallery Floyd Sproule, February 16, 2015. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part For we will always have you Forever in our heart. Our love for you will never die Wife Mary and Family
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Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday. Missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. You had a smile for everyone, you had a heart of gold. You left the sweetest memories, the world could ever hold. To us you were someone special, what more is there to say? Except to wish with all our hearts, that you were here today. Dearly missed and forever loved, Betty Barbara and Keith Margaret and Darwin Kevin and Liz Patricia and Steve Tom and Lois Christine and Peter Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
2x58 Hanna James passed away in the Perth hospital on Friday February 10th, 2017 at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his wife Edith, his parents Robert and Ethel Hanna, and his brothers Bobby and Carl. James was the dear father of Robert, Karen (Gary) Manley, Stacy (Kevin) McPherson, Jennifer Van Wyk and Janine Hanna. He was cherished grandfather of Christopher, Daniel, James, Tyler, Chloe, Memphis, Case, Hanna and Stacy. James will be sadly missed by his siblings Rosemary Rendell, Howard (Hilda) and Philip (Patty) Hanna, his sister-in-law Gayla Hanna, all his family and friends. The services will be held privately for the family. In remembrance, contributions in James’ memory to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
CARROLL, Tom – In memory of a dearly loved and cherished husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather who passed away February 18, 2014.
Your gentle face and patient smile With sadness I recall. You had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all. Art
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Johannes (Joe) Gerrit Kleiboer June 25, 1935 - February 17, 2016 Every day in some way, Memories of you come our way! Love you and miss you always. Debbie, Cindy, Stephen, Trish, David and families.
GRIFFITH, Bev In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away February 18, 2006.
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A Small Job or More. Renovations/Repairs. Kitchen & Bath, Tub-toshower conversions, grab bars, painting, plumbing, Professional Woman flooring, tile, countertops, 613-858-1390, looking for mature work- decks. ing roommate to share 613-257-7082. spacious 2400 sqft home, acreage near Booth Electrical Perth. Tenant Services: Experienced has 3 private rooms (bath- Electrician, licensed & room, bedroom, ofc/den) Insured available for outbuilding storage. Residential/Commercial $1,400. Includes Cleaning, work. Good Rates, Call utils, Sat TV, wifi. Available Jim 613-799-2378 or March 1st. 613-276-7438 613-284-0895
Chambers St., Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, 2nd LIVESTOCK floor, quiet building. MaMUSIC ture tenant preferred. No Horseshoeing & trimming. pets. $750/month plus hyLanark, looking for donat- Certified Farrier, call John dro. 613-285-7363. Smiths Falls room for ed musical instruments 613-267-7478. rent, $550/mnth. Mature (except piano) to help us Wanted to buy, horses, adult adult person. Heat, hydro & teach kids to play music. colts and ponies, all types. apartments. Close to cable included. Call 7 am-5 613-259-3360 Contact Bob Perkins at County Fair Mall in pm. 613-216-1448 Smiths Falls. Air condi613-342-6030. tioning, exercise room, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, party room, library and $700 utilities included. offHUNTING SUPPLIES PETS elevator. 613-283-9650. street parking. newly renovated, available immediHunter Safety/Canadian Dog obedience classes. Fire-arms Courses and ex- Puppy kindergarten, be- Downtown Smiths Falls, ately. 613-283-2266. ams held once a month at ginners and advanced One Bedroom apartment, Carp. Call Wenda Cochran classes located at the security building with ele- Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom vator. Fridge, stove, heat, apartment,central air, heat, 613-256-2409. Perth Indoor Pool. Spe- hydro, water & parking in- laundry, storage and parkcializing in training your cluded. Available immedi- ing included. Heat extra. Lyndhurst Gun & Militaria dog to be a better be- ately. 613-284-1736. $850/month. Available Show at the Lyndhurst Le- haved family member. March 1. 613-889-2894. gion. Sunday, February 26, Professional instructors 2017, 9 am-2 pm. Halfway Jim and Judy Stewart of Smiths Falls, 3 bedroom between Kingston and True Companion Dog Kemptville- Downtown 3 $900/mnth including Smiths Falls. Take Hwy 15 Obedience School, serv- Bdrm grd floor apt. New heats. First & last, referto 33, follow 33 to the Le- ing the Perth and area bldg. Incl all appliances, ences. 613-283-0519 gion. Admission $5.00. communities for over laundry, enclosed garage. Frt & back deck, yard. Gas Smiths Falls, 3 bedroom Ladies and accompanied 23 years. children under 16 free. www.trainyourdog.ca. heat. No smoking. Pet townhouse, close to highfriendly. 1.5 baths. See school. Buy/sell/trade. Firearms, 613-264-0203. No pets. ad#1234924534 in Kijiji. 6 1 3 - 2 5 3 - 4 2 7 4 , ammunition, knives, mili$1500/mth plus utilities. 613-614-2914. tary antiques, hunting gear Call 613-489-2323. & fishing tackle. For show FOR RENT info and table inquiries call Smiths Falls. Ground John (613)928-2382, 1 & 2 bedroom apart- Large 2 Bedroom Apt. floor, 1 bedroom, quiet firstname.lastname@example.org. ment, 41 Sunset Towers, Perth, seniors welcome. bldg. Newly decorated. All firearm laws are to be Perth, Available immedi- $ 8 5 0 / m o n t h . Non-smoker preferred. obeyed, trigger locks are ately. Contact Bud 613-267-5746 $700/month plus hydro. required. 613-267-0567 613-285-7363 after 5 p.m.
(Licensed or Registered Apprentice) Responsibilities: • Must be able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. • Fabricate, modify or repair mechanical instruments • Fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. • CNC experience an asset. • Minimum 1 year practical experience mandatory. Position is permanent and full time. Excellent wage and benefits package available. Submit your resume to:
HOME IMPROVEMENTS No job too small! Free estimates • Home Renovations • Plumbing Repairs • Painting/cleanup • Concrete work Doug Morley 257-7177
1 bedroom apartment, center town Carleton Place, includes parking, water, elevator, $900/month. Available February 1. 613-858-2060.
While you wait 2 & 4 Wire, 1/4” thru1-1/4” NPT, JIC, Flat Face & Metric
Buying Comic Books. Old comic books in the house? Turn them into cash today. My hobby, your gain. email@example.com 613-539-9617.
P.O. Box 1534, Brockville, Ontario K6V 6E6 Fax: 613-342-8574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, TO ALL WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS.
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S CENTRE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES HELP WANTED
Are you Empathetic?
Are you Non-Judgmental?
DISTRESS CENTRE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Do you like helping people? Here to Help! Here to Listen!
Distress Centre of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
613-345-1290 Please call Bruce or Kendra to be a Phone Line Volunteer at
Distress Centre of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
ns - Brockville - Smiths Falls - Carleton Place - Kemptville - Prescott - Gananoque 613-345-1290
Six Volunteer Locations
Please call Bruce or Kendra to be a Phone Line Volunteer at
Brockville – Smiths Falls – Carleton Place – Kemptville – Prescott – Gananoque
HELP WANTED CLS735399_0209
STUDENTS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Lanark County is seeking competent, dynamic students to fill several student positions this summer from approximately the beginning of May to the end of August. For further details including qualifications and application deadline, visit our website at www.lanarkcounty.ca HELP WANTED
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind requires post secondary student for full time grounds keeping position from mid May to the end of August, and part time September to November. Must have valid driver’s licence and be able to lift 70 pounds. Email resume to email@example.com or fax to 613-692-0650. No phone calls please.
FORM 6 Municipal Act, 2001
SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER
ThE CORPORATION OF ThE VILLAgE OF MERRICkVILLE-WOLFORD Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on March 16, 2017, at the Merrickville-Wolford Municipal Office, 317 Brock Street W., Merrickville Ontario.
Full time Shipping Receiving Clerk required to start immediately. Grade 12 required as well as your own steel toed boots/shoe. 2 years Order Picking and Packing experience with Inventory Control knowledge and strong math skills. 40 hour work week with the possibility of overtime. Hourly rate : $13.00 to start We manufacture fine fragrances so a tolerance to fragrance is required. Please email you resume to kelly.mitchell@michelgermai n.com
This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax.
Description of Lands: Roll No. 07 14 711 010 12500 0000; 72 Corktown Rd, Merrickville; PIN 68108-0111(LT); Part Lot 18 Concession 1 Wolford as in PR95143 (firstly) S/T & T/W PR95143; Merrickville-Wolford; File No. 14-01 Minimum Tender Amount: $55,105.17 Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to, crown interests, or any other matters relating to the lands to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. Any interests of the Crown encumbering the land at the time of the tax sale will continue to encumber the land after the registration of the tax deed.
The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: www.OntarioTaxSales.ca or if no internet access available, contact: Sheila Kehoe Manager of Finance-Treasurer The Corporation of the Village of Merrickville-Wolford 317 Brock Street W. P.O. Box 340 Merrickville ON K0G 1N0 (613) 269-4791 Ext 228
The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Merrickville-Wolford Municipal Office, 317 Brock Street W., Merrickville.
First Choice Haircutters requires full-time/part-time stylists. With our busy season quickly approaching, we are looking to hire in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Brockville, and Prescott locations. Guaranteed hourly wage plus profit sharing, with no clientele needed. Please call Jeff 613-283-9646, Jenn 613-253-8841, Gina 613-342-2500 or Amanda 613-925-0355.
Town of Smiths Falls Recruiting for An On-Call Spare Crossing Guard The Town of Smiths Falls is currently looking to fill one position: On-Call Spare Crossing Guard to fill absences.
The successful candidate must be able to attend crossings with short notice
Primary Purpose: To escort school children across a roadway safely at designated school crossing locations. Qualifications: • Good communication skills. • React safely and quickly to traffic conditions. • Able to display a school crossing stop sign (weight up to 2 pounds) in an upright position so that it is visible to vehicular traffic approaching from each direction, and extend the other arm out parallel for one minute on a frequent basis. • Must be able to perform crossing duties in all weather conditions. • Successful applicant must obtain an acceptable Security Clearance Request certificate from Smiths Falls Police Services. Qualified candidates may submit a resume in confidence to: Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor Town of Smiths Falls P.O. Box 695 77 Beckwith Street North Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T6 Fax: 613.283.4124 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for resume submissions Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 4:00p.m. We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Résumes will be protected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for the purpose of this employment competition.
The Tallman Group is looking for three licensed or level 3 Truck and Coach Technicians for our Kemptville location. (400 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville). Please email your resume to Chris McNicholas email@example.com or call 613-258-3467
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LD FOR SOSALE on the
Part time position in a group home in Carleton Place, duties include cooking, cleaning as well as individual care for the resident, require valid food handling course, first aide, CPR, criminal record check. Monday & Wednesday 10-5pm. Lisa 613-253-0853
Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 50 vendors. Open daily 10-5.
Snow-plow Operators and shovelers, Perth area. Parttime or could lead to fulltime. Call 613-267-5460.
Guide to Area Telephone Exchanges
LD FOR SOSALE CLASSIFIEDS
Sealed Tenders will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on 9th day of March 2017 for the “CCTV Sewer Maintenance Program – Contract # 17-PW-004”. Specifications and Form of Tender may be obtained from the Clerk’s office. Tenders will be opened in Public at 11:05 am local time on March 9th, 2017, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Questions regarding specifications may be directed to Vanessa Bernicky or W. Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 613-283-4124 ext. 3305. If you wish to obtain tender documents, please contact Nadine Bennett (email@example.com) or Kerry Costello (firstname.lastname@example.org). The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted.
AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED TENDERS
580 White Lake Arnprior, Ontario K7S 3G9
The Town of Smiths Falls Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Firefighter. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: A Firefighter is primarily responsible for operational preparedness and emergency response. Further, responsibility includes the safe, effective and efficient employment of tactics and tasks at emergency incidents at the direction of an Officer. A Firefighter is also responsible for conducting inspections, and delivering fire prevention education programs. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Eighteen (18) years of age or older by application deadline. 2. Obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma by the application deadline of March 1, 2017. 3. Legally entitled to work in Canada. Individuals legally entitled to work in Canada are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and/or holders of a valid work permit by application deadline. 4. Incident Command System or Incident Management System 100. 5. Must have or be currently enrolled in an IFSAC CERTIFICATION NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level I program and be willing to complete within first 3-years of employment. 6. Must have or be currently enrolled in IFSAC CERTIFICATION NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Operations Level program and be willing to complete within first 3-years of employment. 7. Hold valid Ontario “DZ” class driver’s license (or equivalent), with no more than six (6) demerit points accumulated within 6 months of the employment. 8. Meet the medical standards (NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments) at the time of a medical examination. 9. Possess a minimum 20/30 corrected vision with color and peripheral vision appropriate for the position of firefighter 10. Normal unaided hearing: hearing thresholds no greater than 30 decibels in each ear at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz and no significant loss in higher frequencies. 11. Be able to provide an acceptable criminal records check. If a candidate does not have the required training, the required training must be completed with the Fire Department Training Plan schedule. The candidate must complete the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Package. The Recruitment Package must be received at the Human Resources office before Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The Recruitment Package can be found on the Smiths Falls Fire Department website. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm to: Lynda McKimm, Human Resources Advisor Town of Smiths Falls P.O. Box 695, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4T6 or by email to lmckimm@smithsfalls Applications submitted directly to the Fire Chief WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Tel: (613) 623-3550 Fax: (613) 623-3308 www.antrimcontracting.com
a division of Antrim Truck Centre
Hydro Vac Operator / Driver Description Antrim Contracting is an Ottawa/Ottawa Valley based experienced, full service Construction Company concentrating on Commercial and Residential Development as well as Utility Construction. Our development and utilities projects are traditionally sized in the medium to large scale range requiring skills, organization, appropriate construction equipment and Health & Safety adherence that our discerning customers demand. We are an ISNetworld approved contractor. We currently have an opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic and talented team of employees as a full-time Hydro Vac Operator / Driver. Qualifications • DZ license with a clean Driver’s Abstract • 2 years’ experience as a Hydrovac Truck Operator • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team and safety focused environment Additional Information To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by 4:00pm February 28th. Antrim Contracting is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Contact Information Human Resources Antrim Truck Centre Ltd. 580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.antrimcontracting.com
Sealed Tenders will be received in envelopes clearly marked as to contents by the Town Clerk at her office in the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, until 11:00 am local time on 9th day of March, 2017 for the “CIPP Storm Sewer, Lower Reach Park – Contract # 17-PW-002”. Specifications and Form of Tender may be obtained from the Clerk’s office. Tenders will be opened in Public at 11:05 am local time on 9th March, 2017, in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario. Questions regarding specifications may be directed to Vanessa Bernicky or W. Troy Dunlop, Director of Public Works and Utilities at email@example.com or tel: 613-283-4124 ext. 3305. If you wish to obtain tender documents, please contact Nadine Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kerry Costello (email@example.com). The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. AMENDMENTS TO BIDS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED OR ACCEPTED
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Department: Fire Reports To: Fire Officer
Leeds Transit is now hiring a 310T Technician. Applicants are to send a cover letter and resume by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-359-1184 Attn: Paul O’Meara
Town of Smiths Falls Volunteer Firefighter
623 Arnprior 692 Manotick 256 Almonte 257-253 C. Place 258 Kemptvil e 259 Lanark 267-264-326 Perth 268 Maberly 269 Merrickvil e 273 Westport 272 Portland 275 Toledo 278 McDonald’s Corners 279 Sharbot Lake 283-284 Smiths Falls 342-345382-498 Brockvil e 359 Elgin 382 Gananoque 448 Chestervil e 479 Ompah 489 N. Gower 624 Pakenham 774 Winchester 838 Richmond, Munster 924 Athens 926 North Augusta 928 Delta 989 South Mountain
MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 SALE OF LAND BY PUBLIC TENDER THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITYOF MISSISSIPPI MILLS
TAKE NOTICE that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land (s) described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday the 10th day of March, 2017 at the Municipal Office, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0 Attention: Treasurer The tenders will be accepted in a sealed envelope and clearly marked with the PIN and the roll number of the property for which the tender is submitted. A separate tender must be submitted for each property. Tenders will then be opened in public on the same day at the Municipal Office Council Chambers at 3:05 p.m. Description of Lands: 1. Unit 1, Level A, Lanark Standard Condominium Plan No. 18 and its appurtenant interest; subject to and together with easements as set out in Schedule A as in LC93401; subject to an easement in gross over parts 4, 5, 6, 27R79655 as in LC95610 83 Little Bridge St., Unit 10 Municipality of Mississippi Mills, County of Lanark PIN 05718-0022 LT Roll Number 0931 030 030 04608 0000 Minimum Tender Amount: $99,552.76 The sale of these properties is subject to cancellation up to the time of the tender opening without any further notice. The minimum tender amount represents the cancellation price as of the first day of advertising. Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount. Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters including environmental relating to the land to be sold. Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers. This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, penalties and interest, HST if applicable, and the relevant land transfer tax within 14 calendar days of being notified as the successful purchaser. The municipality does not provide an opportunity for potential purchasers to view properties. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender contact: Rhonda Whitmarsh, Treasurer 3131 Old Perth Road R.R. #2 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 (613) 256-2064 ext. 262 email@example.com
SUN., FEB 19, 2017 @ 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This Auction features a good variety of antiques, collectibles, fishing equipment, tackle, new & as new merchandise! Auctioneer’s Note: A wide variety of items, expect surprises. For a detailed list w/photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. as is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call
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SWITZER’S, CANADA’S # 1 FIREARMS AUCTION
TWO SESSION LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION At Switzer’s Auction Centre, 25414 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON LISTINGS, PHOTO’S & REGISTRATION @: www.switzersauction.com CHECK BACK FOR REGULAR UPDATES. GET YOUR CONSIGNMENTS IN EARLY FOR OUR APRIL 22ND. SALE SESSION ONE: ONLINE ONLY CLOSING WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22ND. @ 7:00P.M. EDT, Military Cap Badges, Books, Accessories, Knives, Cloth Patches, Ammunition, Prisoner of War Tags…… Bidding Is Open Now! SESSION TWO: LIVE & ONLINE STARTS 9:00 A.M. SAT. FEBRUARY 25TH. 9:00 A.M. EDT., COMPRISING OVER 400 NEW AND USED RESTRICTED & PROHIBITED HANDGUNS, HUNTING RIFLES & SHOTGUNS, ANTIQUE PISTOLS & RIFLES, MUSKETS, EDGED WEAPONS, ANTIQUE AMMUNITION, PARTICIPATE IN BOTH SALES WITH THE SAME BIDDER # AND PICKUP WEDNESDAY’S WINNINGS ON SATURDAY OR COMBINE SHIPPING FOR INTERNET BIDDERS
REAL ESTATE AUCTION Saturday February 25 2017 @ 1 pm SHARP 71 Merrick Street, Smiths Falls - 3 Bedroom split level home to be sold with NO BUYERS PREMIUM! Call or text Dan to arrange private viewing 613-285-4224. Please see website for pictures.
DAN PETERS AUCTION Home Office (613) 284-8281 New Mattress Sales (613) 284-1234 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.danpetersauyction.com
1-613-332-5581 • 1-800-694-2609 AUCTIONS
Carrie Hands, CAI, CPPA, Auctioneer & Appraiser Jason Hands, Auctioneer
-Online Only Auction-
Antiques, Collectibles @www.handsauction.com Bidding Opens Friday, February 17 @ 9 a.m. Closing Friday, February 24 @ 12 noon Bid on Vilas solid maple dining suite (mint), Double no flip mattress set (like new), GE auto washer, 20” & 32” LED TVs, Oak hall stand, china, crystal, silver and more. Pick up of your purchases is Saturday, February 25 from 9 - 12 noon at our facility located at 5501 County Rd 15, R R # 2, Brockville.
5501 County Road 15, RR #2, Brockville, ON K6V 5T2 Phone: (613) 926-2919 E-mail: email@example.com www.handsauction.com
Saturday, February 25 @ 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Smiths Falls Civitan Hall 12468 Hwy 15, (Union St.) Smiths Falls Local estate featuring large train collection, Franklin Mint collector cars and antiques. Selling: Lionel, MTH Rail King, Weaver, Rivarossi HO scale trains, transformers, track, bridges, buildings etc. all still new in the box; boxes of railway books and magazines; Franklin Mint die cast collector cars 1/24 scale; old radios; Zenith twelve band radio; Philco radio; Gene Autry toy gun; marbles; crank phone; Montreal scales; vintage Christmas decorations; fainting couch; bow front china cabinet; grandfather clock; mantle clocks; parlor chairs; four poster bed; sheet music cabinet; secretary desk; brass telescoping floor lamp; barrister bookcase; teacart; plant stand; dressing table; crocks; oil lamps; steamer trunks; duck decoys; Flow Blue china; Bavarian china; Carleton Ware; Crown Ducal cups & saucers; Shelly, Aynsley, Royal Winton, Paragon cups & saucers; Community & Rogers silver; silver tea set; Sadler tea pot; Wade pitcher; Myott, Ironstone china; figurines; crystal; vintage brass fireplace set with andirons; vases; decanters; oil paintings; old books & magazines; old records; stereo & turntable; slot machine; English horse tack, saddles; ladies winter riding boots plus much more. Term: Cash, Visa, MC, Debit For pictures see joyntauction.ca 613-285-7494
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In the above photo, Keith Brousseau of Perth completed a 10km foot race involving 25 challenging obstacles for Ottawa’s Polar Hero, a winter obstacle race, at TD Stadium on Feb. 4. Brousseau completed the course in 47 minutes in his third Polar race. Michelle Nash Baker/ Metroland
283-3182 Toll Free
Sale of land for Tax Arrears By Public Tender
1-888-967-3237 1-888-WORD ADS
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. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Monday at 4:30 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, ON K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OR cheryl.code@ metroland.com. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.
Aerobic Classes- Senior Friendly. Every Monday in the Old Town Hall at 2 pm. Bring yoga mat and weights. Enquiries: 613-256-8339. Almonte and District Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Community Church. Speaker, Carolyn Klickerman, presents Square Foot Gardening. Guests welcome. Information contact Carol Kenward 613-256-5594. Almonte Civitan Bridge, Wednesday, February 22, Almonte Civitan Hall. Refreshments 12:30-1:00, Bridge 1:00-3:45. Info. Barb 613256-2463. Almonte Legion Branch 240, Saturday, February 18, 8-11am. Breakfast of Champions. All welcome. Annual Junior Civitan Spaghetti Supper, Thurs. Feb 23, 5-7 pm at the Almonte Civitan Hall. Take a break from cooking while supporting community projects! Euchre- 4 hand, February 16, 7:30 p.m. Sponsor: The Town & Country Tenants Assoc., 375 Country St., light lunch. Contact Norma at 613-256-4179. Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Introduces Good Grief, Led by: Barbara Carroll, PHD, 3rd Monday each month, Feb 20, 10:30-noon, Parish House, 70 Clyde St. 613-883-6646 email@example.com Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Lunch Bunch, Thursday, February 16 at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Transportation provided. Entertainment: “The Wielers”. Call Home Support to reserve 613-256-4700. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Music and Memories Lunch program, Tuesday, February 21. Transportation provided. Entertainment provided. Information: Home Support 613-256-4700 or Jean Perry 613-257-3296. Mills’ Home Support, Almonte, Shopping and lunch out, Thursday, February 23. Call Home Support to reserve your seat on the bus 613-256-4700. Pakenham & Carleton Place seniors welcome. Mills’ Seniors Services, Almonte, Parkinson’s Support Group. Monday, February 27, 2 p.m. at the Mills’ office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call Seniors Services 613-256-4700 to register. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Mills’ Seniors Services, Weekly Foot Care Clinics, Alison Kaczan RPN provides care, at the Mills’ Seniors Services Office, 67 Industrial Drive. Call 613-256-4700 for appointment. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop, Family Math, Naismith School, Feb 21, 28 & Mar 7. 6:30pm-8pm. 613-283-0095.
Blood Donor Clinic- Thursday February 23, North Grenville Municipal Centre, 12:30-3:30 pm and from 5:00-8:00 pm. Sponsor: Kemptville Players Inc. To book an appointment call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888-123-6283) or online at blood.ca Kemptville Cancer support meetings 3rd Monday of Month. St. John’s United Church. Kemptville. Speaker February 20. Debbie Girard of Good Morning mattresses, pillows, etc. Call Ellen 613-258-7778 North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Thursday every month. O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd. 44). 7 p.m. Learn communication/leadership skills. “Pyjama Jam” Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. 207-215 Sanders St. Info: (613)258-2225 or 1(866)4338933 ext 2374.
LANARK Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Gigantic Indoor Yard and Bake Sale, St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 115 Clarence Street, Saturday, February 18th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch Available- Soup/Sandwich/Cake/Beverage. Info: Gladys Billings 613-259-5391. Indoor yard and bake sale, Saturday, February 18, 10-2, at St Andrew’s United Church. Lunch: Soup, sandwich, cake, beverage will be available. The Guys of Sacred Heart Church in Lanark are hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. at Foy Hall. Contact Ian at 613326-0221 for more information.
MERRICKVILLE Merrickville Legion Dinner and Dance, February 17. Meatloaf dinner served at 6 p.m. Music by Neville Wells, 7-11 p.m. Merrickville Legion Dinner and Dance, February 24. Ham and scalloped potatoes served at 6 p.m. Music by Gord Barnes & Laredo, 7-11 p.m. Merrickville Legion Open Stage, February 26. Hosted by “Heather Snow & The Flakes”, food provided by “The Village Bean”. Merrickville Legion Senior’s Luncheon, February 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All welcome. Soup, sandwiches and dessert.
PAKENHAM Community PotLuck. February 23rd 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Pakenham Public School. Everyone welcome. Contact Doris Rankin 613-624-5580 for information. Pancake Supper St Mark’s Anglican Church, Tuesday, February 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pancakes, sausages, baked beans, Lindsay’s maple syrup & beverage. Take-outs available. Sponsor: St Mark’s A.C.W. Info: 613-624-5311 or 613256-4126.
Breakfast- 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. After 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. masses at St. Mary’s28 Hawthorne. Sponsor: Knight of Columbus. Every Monday night. 7 PM euchre. Carleton Place Legion Branch. 192 George Street. Prices and lunch. Elevator available. All welcome. Need to lose some weight, come and join PERTH us at TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight loss support group. Monday evenings 5:30-7pm, Legion, 177 George St., Info: Al-Anon Meetings. If you are living with or Leanne 613-253-2013. near a drinking problem. Every Thursday 8 p.m. St. James Anglican Church, Drummond St. 613KEMPTVILLE 267-4848, 613-267-6039. Bridge, Perth Duplicate Bridge Club meets Baby Talk, Wednesday, February 22, 1:30-3 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23 at Perth Civip.m. Madison Montessori Academy, 2965 Coun- tan Club. For partnership contact Bert Picard ty Rd 43. 613-267-5305.
Family Day Book Sale, Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Perth Library Lobby, sale by donation. Info: Martina 613-267-4494 Film Night International Perth is showing the highly-acclaimed film Manchester by Sea, Wednesday, February 22, 2 and 7 pm at the Full Circle Theatre, 26 Craig St. Details: 613-2671224. Men’s group, 1st Wednesday evening (March 1). Teens on up, All men warmly welcomed and respected. Bust isolation, build community. Details 613-267-8308. Ontario Early Years Centre Workshop, Positive Parenting, Stewart School, Feb 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 613-283-0095. Perth & District Historical Society Meeting, February 16. Perth couturier Loree Tannett “What Our Forebears Wore in the 19th Century”, 7:30 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St. Info: 264-8362 www.perthhs.org Perth Civitan Country Jamboree, Sunday, February 26 (4th Sunday every month), 1:306:30 pm, Civitan Hall. Dinner 5 pm. Info: 613267-1825. Perth Stamp Club Meeting at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday, February 22nd., McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E. For info call Phil Warrington 613-264-0724. RTA Central Club, Saturday, February 25, Brooke Valley. Level 1, moderate pace, 6-8 km. Come and explore a section of Crown land near Brooke Valley on snowshoes. Depart 9:30a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Janet Conboy, 613-3261438 RTA Central Club, Sunday, February 19, Rail Trail Brooke Valley. Level 1, moderate pace, 6-8km. Enjoy cross country ski out and back along the rail trail. Depart 9:30 a.m. Conlon Farm. Leader: Gill Hyland, 613-267-5756. Saturday Meat Draw. Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244, 26 Beckwith Street East. February 25. Regular Saturday Meat Draw in the Tay River Lounge on Saturday, February 25, from 2-5 p.m. Everyone welcome. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)549-6666 x6867. The Butterfly Fan Club- Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group. Thurs., February 16, Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen 613-812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday.
RURAL 4 Hand Euchre Friday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Pierces Corners Hall. Light lunch. All welcome. Info: 613-489-1684 All You Can Eat Spaghetti February 17, 6 pm, Royal Canadian Legion Upper Rideau Branch #542, Westport. All You Can Eat Spaghetti, Feb 17th, 6 pm, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Annual General Meeting of the Watson’s Corners Hall Committee, Tuesday February 21, at 7:00 pm at the Hall. Planning for 2017. All welcome. Archives Lanark open on the first and third Friday and the second and fourth Saturday from 10-3 pm at 1920 Con.7 Drummond (the former Drummond Township Office). For info call 613 267-3178 or 613 256-3130. Beckwith & District Friendship Club will meet March 1, Centennial Hall, Franktown, Potluck supper at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment. Inquiries 613-257-2756.
Beckwith Playgroup meets Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30. Beckwith Twp Hall, Black’s Corners, (Sept.-June). Info: 613-2571539. 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. Bid Euchre, Every second Monday night, Feb 6 & 20, 7:00 p.m. Tatlock Community Hall. Bid euchre every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Montague & District Seniors Club, 658 Rosedale Rd S. (613)283-8482. Bingo, Elgin Lions Club Hall, every Thursday night, 7 p.m. Smoke free. Boyd’s United Church, Roast Beef Dinner, Saturday, February 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bake table and take-out. Music by Memory Lane. Ferguson Falls Rd., County Rd 15. Contact: 613-2577424, 613-257-7929. Celebration of 150 years Canada, Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road, advance tickets only, “Italian Night”, March 4, Dinner/ Entertainment OR Entertainment only, Guests: Rideau Mellowdears singing GERSHWIN and Bethel Choir. 613-267- 6872 carol.husband@ sympatico.ca Crockinole at Middleville Town Hall Friday Feb. 17th at 7:30 light lunch. Diabetes and You Support and Education Drop-In. 3rd Thursday of month. OTN Beginner’s Exercise Demo, Angela Moore, RPN. Thursday February 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Country Roads Community Health Centre, 4319 Cove Rd., Portland. Exercise lead by a Registered Kinesiologist every Thursday, Country Roads Community Health Centre, Portland. Sponsor: Rideau Community Health Services/Telemedicine. Intermediate 9:30-10:30, Beginner 10:45-11:45. Call 613-284-2558, for your personal assessment before starting this program. Ham & Bean Supper, Elgin Lions Community Hall, Sunday Feb 19, 4:30-6 p.m. Sponsored by: Elgin Lions Club. Enjoy a great dinner with homemade pies. Horseshoes, Toledo Legion, every Tuesday, 7 p.m. sharp. All welcome. Kitley Elders Potluck Lunch Thursday February 16, noon, St Andrews United Church Hall at Toledo. All welcome. Info: Alice 613284-0307. Nearly new clothing & jewelry shoppe, open Saturday February 11 & 25, 10-4pm. 8944 Flewellyn Road. Christ Church Ashton Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28, 4-7 p.m. St. Bede’s Anglican Church, Nolans Corners, 1641 Rosedale Rd N. Portland Community Luncheon, Tuesday, February 28, Portland United Church at noon. Menu: Hearty Hamburger Soup, Home-made rolls and Dessert. Everyone welcome! Rideau Mellowdears, all male chorus, always welcome new voices. Wednesday, February 22, l:30-3:30 p.m., and each Wednesday, at Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road. No Audition Necessary. Contact: Lorne 613-264-1277. Shrove Tuesday Ham Supper with Dessert Pancakes, Tuesday February 28 5 p.m and 6:15 p.m, Newboro Community Hall, Sponsored by St Mary’s Anglican Church, For Ticket call Joan Wright at 272-2393. Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, St George’s Anglican Church, Clayton, February 28, 4:30-6:30. Info: Deborah 613-256-4470 or www.stgeorgechurchclayton.webs.com Snow Road Snowmobile Club Breakfast February 18, 8 - 11 AM at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Everybody welcome.
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Snow Road Snowmobile Club “Ride For Dad”, Fighting Prostate Cancer, February 25. Registration 8-10 a.m. at Clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Road. Spaghetti Dinner served at Clubhouse after the Ride. Special Family Day Brunch, Family Day, Monday, Feb 20, 8-11:30 am, Royal Canadian Legion Br#542, Westport. Step by Step paint night, Wednesday, February 22. doors open 6:30, painting starts 7pm, Baldachin, 111 St Lawrence Street, Merrickville. Advance tickets Michelle Traher 613-762-5449 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
SMITHS FALLS 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. downstairs at the Legion, Main St. Good prizes, good food. 613-284-1074. Club 60 at Smiths Falls Legion, Branch 95, invites everyone for meeting & fun games. 1:30 pm. on last Tuesday of every month. Contract Bridge, Hanley Hall, downstairs, Wednesday, February 22, 1 p.m. Info: 613-2836116. Darts, Friday 8 p.m. Mixed. Legion. Darts, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Singles. Royal Canadian Legion, 7 Main St E. EA- Emotions Anonymous- 12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- February 21, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). 613-283-0960. Gentle Exercise at Rideau Valley Diabetes Services from 9:30-10:30 every Wednesday. Work at your own pace, with qualified staff leading the group. Info: 613-284-2558. Monday Night Bid Euchre, Smiths Falls Legion, 7 p.m. Info 613-283-3292 Need help researching your ancestors? Contact Lisa Trodden to make an appointment at 613-283-0711 or email@example.com Sledge Hockey Game, Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres Intermediate A Teams, Saturday, February 18, 1 p.m. Community Centre. Spaghetti Dinner, Friday 24, from 6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St N. All welcome. Info and to reserve your tickets call 613-284-0305. St Johns Anglican Community Dinner, 2 George Street South, Sunday, February 19. Doors open at 3:45 pm. All Welcome. St John’s Pancake Supper, Tuesday, February 28, 5-7 p.m. St John’s Anglican Church, 2 George St S. Sponsor: St John’s Anglican Church Parish Council. Info: Karen Bryan 613284-8149 evenings or Parish Office 613-2831261. Station Theatre Movie Nights. Actionpacked Deepwater Horizon starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell & John Malkovich. Feb. 17 & 18. Tickets cash only at door. 7 pm. 14A. smithsfallstheatre.com. 14A. 613-205-0817 The Smiths Falls Horticultural Society will meet at the Smiths Falls Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 95 on February 21 at 7:15. Speaker Susan Brandum from REAL on rain barrels. Valentine Fundraiser Dance, The Daherty Brothers Band. Saturday February 18, 7-11pm, Hanley Hall, 30 McGill St. N. licensed, light luncheon. Pat: 613-283-7166 Mary: 613-2830220 or 613-283-0220
Merrickville-Wolford plans ahead with budget adoption BY ASHLEY KULP
With the passing of its 2017 budget, the Village of Merrickville-Wolford is being proactive in planning for its future. Council endorsed the document during its Jan. 23 meeting, which reflects a 4.09 per cent increase to the tax levy. Two per cent of that figure will go into a capital infrastructure reserve to address future needs. According to Merrickville-Wolford's manager of finance/treasurer, Sheila Kehoe, the total capital budget amounts to $780,500, while the operating side sits at $3,560,975. At earlier budget meetings held on Jan. 12 in Easton's Corners and Jan. 16 at the Merrickville Community Centre, the tax levy of the draft budget sat at 4.7 per cent. Kehoe noted the public works project to pave beside the community centre was taken out, and the grant request from the Smiths Falls Aquatic Centre was reduced. "A combination of those items reduced the levy," she stated. However, the municipality was able to add in four benches for visitors at a cost of $6,000. Some good news: the OPP contract the municipality has will actually decrease by $5,019 in 2017 over the 2016 figure of $450,398. That reflects a 1.1 per cent decrease. The public works portion of the budget takes up the largest slice of the document. Merrickville-Wolford maintains 90 km within Wolford ward and 10 km in Merrickville ward, and 47 km are hard surfaced. Annually, the municipality budgets for sand and salt ($45,000), granular material ($68,000) and ditching and brushing ($16,000). This year will see some upgrades to roads within Merrickville-Wolford, including crack sealing on Kilmarnock Road, Main Street and Roses Bridge Road over the next two years (it was deferred in 2016); and if
successful with an Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) grants, a double surface treatment rebuild of Putnam Road will be done ($205,000) and the infrastructure beneath Lewis, Drummond and Brock streets will be reconstructed. The municipality is seeking a $1.9 million grant for this and if they receive it, they will pay out $120,000 towards the project. The replacement of aging vehicles also makes up a large chunk of the 2017 budget. A 2008 Kubota used to clear sidewalks and as a bushhog, will be purchased at a cost of $37,000; a new loader ($130,000) for public works/landfill is also on the list that had been deferred since 2010. Grader tires and chains for a 2013 Volvo grader will also be replaced. Other items in the capital side of the budget include a Cover-all storage building at the Collar Hill Salt Storage ($13,000); retaining wall upgrades at the Merrickville post office ($12,500); speed control sign ($4,000); GPS mapping of Merrickville's underground utilities to update from 1973 Ministry of Environment drawings ($8,000); village and hamlet signage replacement ($10,000); a dry hydrant on Pioneer Road ($4,000); and an emergency power generlink for the municipal office, library, Easton's Corners hall and the Merrickville Community Centre ($11,000). There are also funds in place for an IT system consultant review, new phone system and server for the Merrickville-Wolford municipal office ($25,000), as well as office reconstruction and new furniture and equipment ($35,000). Challenges and highlights Earlier during the public budget meeting in Merrickville on Jan. 16, Kehoe and CAO John Regan presented an overview of the 2017 draft budget at the time, as well as the challenges and successes the municipality had faced in 2016. Like many neighbouring municipalities, the Village of Merrickville-Wolford is facing challenges of maintaining levels of service
while access to federal and provincial grants has waned. "Our infrastructure is aging, our tax base and assessment growth are limited," Kehoe stated, noting that a one per cent increase in the tax levy brings $27,500 in new revenue. "Likewise, a 10 per cent increase in utility rates equals $92,400 in additional revenue." Growth is also an issue, however Regan said that a total of 18 new homes were constructed in 2016 (and one reconstructed), compared to eight in 2015. "We're going in the right direction when it comes to construction and reconstruction," he confirmed. Merrickville-Wolford also added staff in 2016, including Regan, Kehoe and new deputy clerk, Christina Conklin. The Merrickville Public Library is also seeing some growth, Regan indicated. Library visits increased by five per cent in 2016 reflecting more than 17,000 visitors that have passed through the doors. Also last year, the library board began the process of a community engagement plan which is anticipated to be implemented sometime this year. Accomplishments of the municipality over the past few years include the completion of an asset management plan in 2014, as well as a water system financial plan that will guide them through 2021 that was approved in March 2016. Kehoe noted MerrickvilleWolford will soon work towards the creation of a 10-year capital plan. "We'll update our asset inventory and review any conditional assessments because our asset management plan is a fluid document that has to be worked on every year," she stated. The establishment of a strategic plan committee and development of the plan is another highlight from the past year. "From there, our strategic plan will get developed into work plans or operational plans...so staff knows what the expectations are and council knows the outcomes," Regan commented. "...It's important to know where we're going and if we're on track."
Get ready for the sesquicentennial Canada Day Parade After a wonderful Canada Day celebration on July 1, the Rotary Club of Kemptville has once again joined forces with the North Grenville Canada Day Committee to make the upcoming sesquicentennial year our community's biggest and best party yet. As chair of the Rotary Club Canada Day Parade, I am pleased to announce the parade theme for the upcoming year: "Celebrating Canada - Memories are Made of This." The year 2017 promises to be a full year of events honouring our country's 150th birthday and both the Rotary Club of Kemptville and the North Grenville Canada Day Committee hope everyone will join us in celebrating this great milestone! We want to get started planning and we hope that the theme for the 2017 Rotary Canada Day parade will inspire you to come up with great floats or other inventive entries. We know that North Grenville is a wonderful place to live and hope that this theme will recall memories of past Canada Day fun. With your participation, this year's parade will create some awesome new mem-
ories too. Don't rain on our parade - join us. We guarantee you will have lots of fun! The Rotary Canada Day parade will begin at 4 p.m. from Campus Drive at the Kemptville Campus, University of Guelph and will make its way through town along Prescott Street and end at Holy Cross Church. Parade forms are available online on the North Grenville municipal website. Registration is free. Your involvement is key to a successful sesquicentennial celebration in North Grenville. As plans for parade evolve, I will keep you informed. We are hoping that parade entries will come from the various service groups, volunteer organizations, youth clubs, farms, businesses, hamlets, and interested individuals; the more the merrier! We are arranging for judges and prizes this year, so get creative and participate in the celebrations for the 150th birthday of our country. In addition to the parade, there will be food, entertainment and lots of family activities throughout the day at Riverside Park, beginning with breakfast at the Branch 212
Royal Canadian Legion at 8 a.m. and wrapping up with spectacular fireworks at dusk. There are multiple opportunities to get involved and we are always looking for energetic and dedicated volunteers. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Kemptville and the North Grenville Canada Day Committee, I would also like to send a huge thank you to everyone who joined the parade last year. The entries were terrific and your efforts were greatly appreciated. Even the downpour minutes before the start didn't dampen our spirits and thankfully the rain stopped just in time! Well done everyone and I look forward to seeing you all turn out again this year. More details are coming soon and your job now is to think about how you want to celebrate Canada and make some fabulous new memories for July 1. For additional information, contact Dr. Jo-Anne Bell, 2017 Rotary Canada Day Parade chair and member of the North Grenville Canada Day Committee, at goodbell@ ripnet.com or call 613-875-1312. Submitted by Kemptville Rotary
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UPCOMING MEETINGS COUNCIL Monday, February 27 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre. For agenda information, please visit the Municipal website at www.northgrenville.ca/document-library. COMMITTEE MEETINGS Police Services Board â€“ Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30 pm at the Municipal Centre
FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE CHANGES
The Municipal Office, Public Library and Waste Transfer Station will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20. There will be NO pick-up of recycling or solid waste on Monday, February 20. Pick-up for the week will be delayed by one day.
CANADA DAY COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED
The Municipality of North Grenville is seeking applications from individuals interested as Appointees to the Canada Day Committee during the term of Council (through to November, 2018). Candidates must be 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and a resident of North Grenville. Application forms are available at www.northgrenville.ca, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Municipal Office. Please submit applications by Friday, February 24, to the Municipal Office, 285 County Rd. 44 or cpominville@northgrenville. on.ca. Further information is available by contacting the Clerk at email@example.com or 613-258-9569 ext.110.
2017 DRAFT BUDGET
The 2017 draft budget along with a variety of budget related documents is available on the Municipal website at www.northgrenville.ca. The budget will be on the agenda for the February 21 Committee of the Whole meeting and the public is invited to provide feedback directly to Council and staff via phone call, email, letter, Service Request, Facebook or Twitter.
WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Winter parking restrictions came into effect on November 15 and last through April 15. While restrictions are in effect, parking on Municipal roads is not allowed between 11:00 pm and 8:00 am. A vehicle which is parked in a manner interfering with snow clearing or removal operations may be issued a ticket and/or removed at the ownerâ€™s expense.
19th annual Knights of Columbus Sweetheart Brunch a sweet success
The North Grenville Scouts were presented a cheque for $500 during the Sweetheart Brunch. In addition to being recipients, the scouts also help out during the breakfast busting tables, etc. Above, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, along with his wife Deanna Clark, and his federal counterpart LeedsGrenville -Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown, take a break from politicking to enjoy a tasty breakfast during the Sweetheart Brunch. Left, Kassidy Curnock holds two of Harryâ€™s Carnations, named in honour of Harry Pratt who passed away Dec. 6, 2015. Jennifer Westendorp/ Metroland
Above, friends David Goode and Riley Robertson having a blast at the brunch. Below, the Knights of Columbus made a donation of $1,500 to the Ryanâ€™s Well Foundation during the Sweetheart Brunch. From left, Ryan Hreljac, Megan Glenn and Grand Knight Todd Fortin.
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Tea by G? Yes please! Andy Shutler, Helen Shutler and Emily Shutler take a moment to drink in the aroma of the local tea maker during the Merrickville’s Winter Makers Market Feb. 11 at the community centre. Jennifer Westendorp/Metroland
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North Grenville CAO once again clarifies statements made in BIA minutes BY JENNIFER WESTENDORP
vited to attend the meeting, I was then The 2016 annual water report was asked not to attend the meeting, for delivered to council. reasons I am not privy to. It is not that "As required under the Safe DrinkThe following is a list of briefs from I have an issue with being asked not to ing Water Act, an annual summary report is prepared by staff, and prethe North Grenville committee of the attend an internal meeting." sented to council as owners of the whole meeting, held Feb. 6. Municipal centre loan renewal dis- Kemptville water system prior to cussed March 31 of each year," said Karen BIA minutes discussed The loan renewal for the North Dunlop, director of public works. For the second time in a month, chief administrative officer (CAO) Grenville Municipal Centre (NGMC) "Tonight the presentation is for the 2016 annual report and the June 16, Brian Carre felt it necessary to clarify was discussed. "I have one report this evening, per- 2016 water system inspection comstatements made in reference to himself by the Old Town Kemptville Busi- taining to a loan renewal, the CIBC pleted by the Ministry of the Environlong-term debt pertaining to the bor- ment (MOE)." ness Improvement Area (BIA). Dunlop noted that in the annual re"In those sets of minutes, under rowing for the down payment of this governance, it states: 'The issue of the building," said Nicole Zywicki, direc- port, there was one issue of noncomCAO Brian Carre wishing to attend tor of finance/treasurer. "It comes due pliance in 2016. "Sample results at the East Quad the BIA internal information meeting in March, so staff are recommending, was discussed. (Coun.) Donovan Ar- based on advice from the lender, that well indicated elevated sodium levels. naud will seek clarification as it is the the municipality lock into a five-year As required, it was reported to the BIA's position that it does not need to term at the current rate of 2.46 per officer of health and a resample was invite municipal staff to meetings that cent. So noting this is the current mar- requested. This was completed and it ket rate, it could fluctuate between was deemed to be a non-result due to are for their information only.'" "Mr. Mayor, I want to make it now and when we commit to the loan. the naturally-occurring elevated soabundantly clear for members of The principal balance remaining on dium in the area," she stated. "All paperwork was completed and the issue council and provide you with the this loan is $1.56 million." That figure does not include other was closed. The report also indicated facts," he continued. "This meeting ... at no time do I recall, or other staff loan amounts for the NGMC, includ- capacity and flows of the individual from economic development, that it ing series B bonds ($5 million princi- wells, under our license, at each site was an internal information meeting pal, term 2035), series C bonds ($1.06 were within their licensed capacity and I take exception to the words 'the million, term 2035) and CIBC balloon flow rates." An inspection was completed by issue of the CAO wishing to attend' payment ($708,000, term 2020). The because the fact of the matter is Mr. total 2017 budgeted payments for the an MOE inspector on June 16, Dunlop explained. The inspector checks Mayor, and I am sure Coun. Arnaud NGMC debt are $878,000. The outstanding debt for the paperwork and does a physical review will attest to that, myself and staff from economic development were in- NGMC is slated to be paid off by of the water stations. "Once this is completed, the inspecvited initially to attend that meeting 2035. The renewal was recommended to tor provides a grade," she continued. by the BIA co-ordinator. So I want to "The Kemptville water system has make it abundantly clear and clarify council. received a perfect 100 in four of the - I don't have an issue. I was simply past six years. This year, our rating making the point that having been in- 2016 annual water report discussed
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was 97.54 per cent due to sampling schedule, as previously discussed at council." A sample was not collected in the prescribed time frame, she elaborated. "An action plan was initiated to ensure that this did not occur again and was submitted and approved by the MOE inspector," concluded Dunlop. The report was recommended to council for acceptance.
municipal staff and relevant community agencies," said director of parks, recreation and culture, Mark Guy. "The purpose of this manual was so that local community organizations would have an application to fill out a template if they wanted to hold a community event, to provide the municipality with information and their needs and basically the overall scope of their event. They could sit down with municipal staff and other agencies, such as our county roads department, our local health unit, police services, and discuss their application for their community event." Since its inception, there has been an evaluation by users and staff to improve the policy manual. Guy said revisions have been made, including adding criteria from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit on washrooms and handwashing stations at special events; changes to technical standards and safety authority certificates; and omitting detour signs and road closure signs as they are not supplies the municipality provides. The revisions were recommended to council.
Funding agreement for South Gower Park play structure The funding agreement for a new accessible play structure at South Gower Park was recommended to council. "The parks and recreation department applied to the federal government's accessibility fund to assist financially with the purchase and installation of a new accessible play structure and play equipment at South Gower Park for this year," said Mark Guy, director of parks, recreation and culture. "The department did receive notification in January that we would receive $45,000 for the project. So included in this report is an agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada to receive this fund- Appointment of Canada 150 commuing amount for signature by the mu- nity leaders nicipality." Four individuals were recommended to council as Canada 150 commuFestival and special event policy revi- nity leaders. They will be responsible sions for promoting North Grenville CanaRevisions to the festivals and spe- da 150 events using social media and cial events policy were discussed. other tools to spread the word. Those "In 2013, the festival and special individuals are Cholly Boland, Diana event policy manual was developed by Fisher, Ryan Hreljac and Kevin Savoy.
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Kemptville 73’s Alex Row (20) skates behind the Pembroke Lumber Kings’ Peter Brooks (1) to beat Lumber Kings player Jacob Kamps (15) to the puck during action at the North Grenville Municipal Centre on Feb. 10.
Congratulations to the Kemptville 73’s Nick Hodgins who was named the CCM/HESN Player of the Week in the CCHL. Nick allowed only two goals on 79 shots for a .67 GAA, .975 Save Percentage and earning a first and third game star. The Carp native is leading the CCHL in Save % (.928), second in shut-outs (4) and third with 2.42 GAA. Bobby Dow also received an honourable mention. On Friday, Feb. 10, the Pembroke Lumber Kings dropped in at the municipal centre in North Grenville. Pembroke is struggling this year as they are in a rebuilding phase but they always come ready to play. Friday was no exception. The teams played a scoreless first period of hard, fast hockey. In the second, Kemptville turned on their smothering defensive game and limited the Kings to just six shots on goal. Neal Samanski scored his ninth of the season at 3:59. Drawing the assists were Quinn Wichers and Noah Rowe. Matt Tugnutt put the 73’s ahead by two with a shorthanded effort. Liam Hunter and Tyler Beauparlant set it up. The third marker of the frame was a power play goal from the captain, Alex Row. Jake Gaudet and Bobby Dow picked up the helpers. Leading 3-0 in the third, Kemptville continued its strong defensive play, turning takeaways into scoring chances. Rowe and Beauparlant sent Tyson Kirkby in on net which resulted in Kemptville’s second short handed goal of the game. The 73’s defeated the Lumber Kings 4-0. The 73’s outshot the Kings 44-20.
Peter Brooks earned the shutout, his first in the CCHL, earning the first star award. Tyler Beauparlant was named second star for his two-point performance. Sunday, Feb. 12, had the Nepean Raiders visit Kemptville for a matinee. The first period was very sluggish with what appeared to be both teams going through the motions. The second period was a different animal completely. The 73’s outshot the Raiders by a 23-9 margin. Alex Row opened the scoring with his 22nd of the year from Jake Gaudet and Adam Alavi. One minute later, Victor Tracy made it 2-0 for Kemptville. The goal was set up by Tyson Kirkby and Brandon Bastasin. The Raiders got one back two minutes later. Before the end of the period Jake Gaudet scored his tenth of the season. The assists went to Tyler Beauparlant and Bastasin. Going into the third with a 3-1 lead, the 73’s were determined to grab the two points but the Raiders stepped up their game as well. Neither team made any headway. The final score was a 3-1 victory in favour of Kemptville. Jake Gaudet and Brandon Bastasin were named first and second star respectively. There are two opportunities to catch your team before the playoffs start. On Friday, Feb. 17, the Cornwall Colts will invade Kemptville for a 7:30 p.m. game. Then, on Sunday, Feb. 19, the Smiths Falls Bears leave the den to come to North Grenville to play the 73’s. There are only five home games left before the playoffs. Come out and see some exciting hockey. Feel the heat! Catch 73’s fever!
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Feb. 23: Blood donor clinic, sponsored by the Kemptville Players Inc., at the North Grenville Municipal Centre from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. To book an appointment, call 1-888-2 DONATE (1-888123-6283) or online at blood.ca.
you’d like to learn? Send us an email (info@ twicethefungames.ca) and they’ll schedule it for a future “Learn to Play” event. Takes place the second and fourth Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m. at Twice The Fun Games. Bring your favourite game or borrow one from their library. All ages Feb. 28: Why cook dinner on Feb. 28, welcome. when you can come to Maplewood Hall in Oxford Mills for a traditional pancake dinMondays: Grenville Gremlins Square ner, complete with LOCAL MAPLE SYR- Dance Club meet every Monday from 7:30UP, for only $5 ? At the same time you’ll be 10 p.m. at Leslie Hall in Kemptville. helping the Oxford Mills Community Association raise funds for community projects Second Monday evening of every month: like the new gazebo. The cost is only $5 for North Grenville Sustainable North GrenAdults and $3 for kids. ville usually meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start Feb 28: 57th Annual Pancake Sup- at the South Branch Bistro, Clothier St., per, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30 – 7 p.m., South Kemptville. Events vary by the month from Mountain United Church, Adults $7, Chil- speakers to documentary showings; workdren 12 and under $3.50. Supper includes shops to outings. homemade pancakes and doughnuts, pure Please check the SNG website (www. maple syrup, sausage and cheese. Come out sustainablenorthgrenville.ca) for details as and enjoy! dates, times and locations can vary. Open to everyone, no membership required. Wednesday evenings: Malala Women’s Choir is now accepting advance registraThird Saturday of each month (except for tions. Wednesday evening rehearsals in July and August): Royal Canadian Legion, Spencerville, March to early June. No audi- Kemptville Branch 212 Legion Breakfast tions required. Call Sheila at 613-658-5290 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the branch (100 Reuben for more information. Crescent). Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. First Wednesday of every month: The North Grenville Photography Club meets Third Monday of every month: Kemptthe first Wednesday of every month from ville Are you a local, professional woman? September to June. The meetings are from Kemptville Women in Business (KWIB) 7 to 9 p.m. at Grenville Mutual Insurance, typically meets for networking and business 380 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville. For more building every third Monday at 6:30 p.m. in info: ngphotoclub.ca. the Community Room at Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Dr, Kemptville. First Thursday of every month: The Ox- For more information on becoming member ford Mills Community Association meets of this exclusive group, or to attend a meetat Maplewood Hall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All ing as our guest, please email membership@ are welcome to attend this monthly meeting kemptvillewomeninbusiness.com or see covering community events in Oxford Mills. www.kemptvillewomeninbusiness.com. For information, call 613-258-3683. Third Monday of every month: Kemptville Every Sunday: From 1 - 4 p.m. Twice The North Grenville Cancer Support Group Fun Games (200 Sanders Street Unit 103) meet third Monday of every month except selects a game for their “Organized Play” July, August and December. St. John’s Unitand “Learn to Play” events. No experience ed Church, Kemptville at 2 p.m. Welcome needed. See what games are coming up, sign- to anyone requiring support and encourageup for their newsletter. Do you have a game ment.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Kemptville Walking Group meets at North Grenville Municipal Centre at 8 a.m. Call Gail 613-258-1148.
Every Tuesday: Kemptville Mixed Pickup 18+Basketball is back! All skill levels are welcome to join us Tuesday evenings throughout the school year at Holy Cross School from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 for the night or $60 for the season. For more information, contact Jeff or Samantha at 613-258-1847 or email@example.com. Every Wednesday: North Gower Family Storytime at the North Gower Library, 6579 Fourth Line Road, at 10:30 a.m. No registration required. 613-580-2940. Every Wednesday: Kemptville North Grenville Duplicate Bridge Club offers Bridge lessons for beginners at the Kemptville And District Home Support in the Activity Room, located at 215 Sanders Street. Start time 9 a.m. For more information call Dave Cross 613-258-3934. Every Wednesday: Spencerville Malala Women’s Choir welcomes new members who love to sing. Rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Spencerville United Church. For information, contact Sheila at 613-658-5290. First and third Wednesday of every month: Afternoon Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben Crescent. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.
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