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Two of the most popular community newspapers in the area are combining forces to better serve both readers and advertisers. The Rideau-South Carleton Packet and the Manotick Messenger will be rolled into one publiVol. 27, Number X Manotick, Ontario Wednesday, Month x, 2010 cation for a three-month promotional and trial period, beginning this week. The new and improved Manotick Messenger will be published every week, with plans for the Wednesday publication date to move to Thursdays within one month. The Packet, meanwhile, will serve the Kemptville area exclusively. “We have experienced a lot of growth this year, and this move is a natural progression for us,” said Messenger publisher JefBev McRae photo frey Morris. “We have two The taste of a candy apple is worth the mess! From left to right, Thomas White, dad Dan and little brother Cameron community newspapers enjoyed the moment at Manotick’s Harvest Festival Saturday. For our Haunted Harvest Festival photo album, see serving the same area. pages 10-11. Rolling the two publications into one will let us better serve the readers with stronger content and Polievre returns Rideau Haunted High School no cross-over material, from Afghanistan candidates Harvest football and it will be a better and more efficient vehicle for Q and A highlights jamboree See our advertisers who want Page 2 to reach customers in See Page 4 See Page 10 See page 19 the Rideau and Osgoode wards.”

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The MessengerNEWS Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre listens to the orders of the day at a simulation of the war in Afghanistan at Camp Wainwright in Alberta. Poilievre was embedded with the Van Doos, the Royal 22nd Regiment for three days.

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The Canadians ascertain that the Afghanis are police and hurry to offer medical assistance. Poilievre is not in Afghanistan. He is embedded with the famed Royal 22nd Regiment of Quebec, the Van Doos, on a military exercise at CFB Wainwright – an exercise that is as real to the war in Afghanistan as the Canadian Forces can make it. Situated in rural Alberta, CFB Wainwright is the major training area for all Canadian troops deployed to Afghanistan. The landscape is similar – grassy plain and low-lying hills. The military has

constructed Afghan-like villages, an army camp, roads and outposts. Actors of Afghan or Muslim descent who are able to speak Farsi, Dari or Pashto portray Afghan villagers, mullahs, translators. The exercise is so realistic that amputees have been hired to portray the dead and wounded. Thousands of Canadian troops spend six to eight weeks at Wainwright, training for the war in Afghanistan, adapting to the geographical and cultural terrain. The Van Doos and the Fifth Regiment spent the summer are preparing for their deployment

to Panjwaii District in Afghanistan, where Canadian troops fight Taliban insurgents every day for control of the area. “They use six to eight scenarios,� said Poilievre, who spent three days at Wainwright, “that are designed to exercise the entire battle group. It could be a reenactment of a meeting with a tribal chief, or reconnaissance to hunt down a person of interest suspected of being Taliban. We got nightly briefings on the profiles of participants and on story lines. It’s not just target practice.�

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The MessengerNEWS POILIEVRE continues from page 2 Poilievre and two other MPs were embedded with the Van Doos as part of the Canadian Forces Parliamentary Program (CFPP), which allows parliamentarians to spend up to five days with the Navy, Army or Air Force in the summer months, often during major exercises. It’s a hands-on experience for senators and MPs, not a VIP visit. “I was outfitted with army fatigues, boots, a helmet, gloves and a fleece for the extreme cold,� said Poilievre. “I stayed in the barracks, slept on a cot and ate field rations like macaroni and beef, vacuum packed. It tasted like hamburger helper, not too bad.� The MP’s real life military experience did not include weapons, however. The closest Poilievre got to a gun was artillery practice. “I did fire a 20-foot long howitzer that launched a 105 mm shell. The power that comes out of the gun is massive. It almost knocked me off my feet and my ears were ringing for hours afterwards,� said the MP. Poilievre and the other MPs also experienced some of the armed forces’ other technology first hand. “When we arrived, we took a tour of CFB Wainwright and its four bases in a Griffin helicopter,� he said. “On the second day we inspected the Cougar armored vehicles. They have a v-shaped bottom to deflect a land mine blast sideways instead of up through the core of the vehicle.� Poilievre developed even more appreciation for the value of military equipment when he tried his hand at the controls of a computerized robot used to clear fields of land mines and roadside bombs. “It’s tricky,� he said. “It took me five minutes to pick up a bottle.� The value of the CFPP trips is twofold, Poilievre says. First, MPs get a sense of why the Conservative government has spent billions in the last four years upgrading

Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre rode a Cougar LAV on patrol in an intense military exercise at CFB Wainwright in Alberta. Poilievre was embedded with the Royal 22nd Regiment, the famed Van Doos, in a simulation of the war in Afghanistan.

the Canadian Forces’ equipment. “In the House of Commons we’re often asked to decide on very expensive equipment purchases,� he said. “We get detailed briefings but never really have the tangible feeling of its use because we’re on Parliament Hill not in a theatre of operations. Seeing that equipment in battlefield conditions reinforces why the forces really need it and why it matters.� Secondly, says Poilievre, the trip to Wainwright provides insight into what life is really like for Canadian troops in war conditions. “It gave me a picture of the physical and psychological challenges soldiers encounter over in Afghanistan. We know about the war wounds and the gunfire, but we don’t understand the daily grind, the stress of twisting, bending and folding your body to fit inside an LAV, the strain of carrying a 100-pound pack every day, or sleeping on a cot for 100 nights, surviving the extreme heat and extreme cold, standing near the massive blasts of the

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n Part 1 of our two-part series, candidates in the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward give us their answers to questions submitted at the recent Manotick Village Community Association All-Canadidates meeting

Question 1: The City of Ottawa purchased the buildings of Dickinson Square for $2.4 million dollars. By City Council direction, this money must be returned to the City through the purchase or prepaid long term lease of these buildings. Given that Dickinson House is a key building in the Square, how do you think Dickinson House should be used by the community, that would be self-sustaining and provide income to help in the repayment of these funds to the City?

Glenn Brooks: Like the Mill, Dickinson House is the key to future tourism in the Village of Manotick. Thus, the renovations to the building must begin immediately and I have pledged myself to that task. Presently, the building is being used by the Rideau Historical Society and their programs are well received by the general public. Until business and work plans are developed, it is simply impossible to determine the building’s use go-

ing forward. That Plan ought to be ready for community discussion (input) within the next 6 months.

Bruce Chrustie: I believe the community should work towards submitting suggestions of what types of businesses they would like to see in Dickinson House. The village of Merrickville has several excellent examples of turning such houses into businesses that retain the character of the community. As a candidate I feel that I have the best experience in working to produce a viable business plan to draw in potential businesses and ensure we repay the funds.

Iain McCallum: Realistically, I don’t see how, as a stand alone venture, it can pay back the $2.4 million. We need to integrate it together with the Mill and the whole of Dickinson Square by promoting it for events, like the ones that are already there now. Then we could work to pay back the money. It is a good thing that

the City of Ottawa bought it, as it is a heritage site that needs to be preserved. So we need to work to promote the square and the whole Village of Manotick as a tourist and

couldn’t become a similar entity, thus ensuring funds for the preservation of Dickinson House as a historical museum of what Manotick once was.

it now stands is that the city owns the square as a heritage protected area and would like to see a return on investment. Purchase would therefore be a revetment to the private ownership as before which the city purchase was intended to protect against. Hence, I see the only method of maximizing the Dickinson House as a rev-

“Until business and work plans are developed, it is simply impossible to determine the building’s use going forward.� Glenn Brooks, commenting on possible long-term plans for Dickenson House

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I believe the best way to preserve the Square and Dickinson House, itself, would be to set up something similar to the Billings Estate. The City should promote the Square as one of its heritage sites. The Billings Estate charges admission and rents out space for events. There is no reason why Dickinson Square

The question seems to be somewhat ambiguous in the statement of purchase or long term lease. My understanding of the situation as

enue producing vehicle is either a long term lease to private use or an Historical use with actors and perhaps skits in a similar fashion to Upper Canada Village. This method would/should in-

corporate all of the square as a village life type example during the Summer and could also be rented out for special occasions such as weddings. I would also note that this is a heritage designated property and area and if the city is in need of funds to support this and other deemed valuable lands/ structures that the city could sell other vacant tracts to offset the costs of acquiring such properties as these. Question 2: Ottawa has a $34 billion investment in infrastructure that taxpayers expect to see protected, just as they protect their own investments in their homes and automobiles with regular preventative maintenance and replacement.We all hear about the importance of electing a Mayor and Council that has vision and makes fiscally responsible decisions that they follow through with. What will you do to ensure that the infrastructure Renewal Deficit is reduced?

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Glenn Brooks: Council adopted Councillor Humeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two per cent levee (2008) dedicated funding for infrastructure renewal. I supported that motion and shall continue to do so. It is absolutely essential that our infrastructure is maintained and improved.

Bruce Chrustie: Ottawa has a very adhoc approach to development charges and at times it seems as though we are not properly funding our infrastructure requirements through these development charges. In fact, Ottawa has some of the lowest development charges of comparable cities. Often we hear how City Councillors are in the pocket book of developers and we need to start to remove this burden from the taxpayer back onto where it should be. Growth is expected and yet given the size of the City of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s various planning and infrastructure departments leads me to believe we are doing a very poor job of proper prioritization. Specifically I will work to ensure that we start recovering the cost of growth from the development charges and not the general taxpayer population.

Iain McCallum: I agree wholeheartedly that we have to have a proper preventative maintenance schedule. Unforeseen circumstances will arise, but generally we must have proper maintenance schedule of our infrastructure and stick to the schedule. As in your car, when you abide by the proper maintenance schedule to replace your oil, you can extend the life of your major engine repairs. As my little Scottish mum says â&#x20AC;&#x153;An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.â&#x20AC;?

Scott Moffatt: Being a City Councillor is about making tough decisions, and being a leader. Residents here, and in other rural communities, demand value for their tax dollars. Core, essential services need to be the priority when it comes to city spending. If ensuring enough money is readily available for infrastructure renewal means less spending in other areas, I am prepared

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The MessengerELECTION 2010 to make that choice. I will work toward extending the stimulus money from the federal government, and if that ceases to be an option, then it is up to the city to make this a true priority.

Bruce Webster: Once again, we are faced with a city which does not truly understand the definition of BUDGET and until we can work to a true budget we will always be trying to catch up. I cite as one example the 22 per cent of your taxes which go towards â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growth related infrastructureâ&#x20AC;?( ref. city website) wherein we are effectively subsidising developer Conclusion. Petition the province to change the development rate structure so it would become a true reflection of public versus private for profit costs. The city for some reason is in awe of the Queens Park oversight of OUR affairs

Bruce Chrustie: I think that both architecture and density play a role in both feel and tone of the village. Given that a retirement home is going to increase the density, we can work to ensure the architecture fits within

portant piece of the puzzle as to how it fits. The most important element of this proposal, though, is building new accommodations for our villageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seniors. There are many seniors in our community that desire to stay

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often we hear how City Councillors are in the pocketbook of developers and we need to start to remove this burden from the taxpayer back onto where it should be.â&#x20AC;? Bruce Chrustie on ensuring the infrastructure Renewal Deficit is reduced.

the current village. More importantly, there is no doubt in anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind that traffic planning in the village has failed. In fact, the OMB has recognized the current capacity limitations within Manotick and it is one of the few

in the village and projects like this one give them that opportunity.

Bruce Webster: The city has erred in the application of â&#x20AC;&#x153;one size fits allâ&#x20AC;? in this case by using for example the

Iain McCallum, on the proposed high-density seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apartment building in Manotick

Glenn Brooks: Our Secondary Plan and the Official Plan of the City allows for this senior residence to be located on the site. We have held several public meeting with the community. Further the Manotick Village Community Association appear to support the proposal. I firmly believe that this facility is needed and will be well received within the greater village.

surroundings in which to live. I do not believe this land use meets those criteria. Question 4: How will you improve public transit in the Ward?

Glenn Brooks: Public transit will lag other modes of transportation until external forces (gas prices) create the need. When that occurs, the City must be ready to provide affordable, reliable transit options. In-village Park and Ride facilities for passengers and a system to get passengers to the proposed LRT and BRT systems within a reasonable timeframe.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This location will cause many difďŹ culties with such things as vehicular and pedestrian trafďŹ c at that juncture in the Village.â&#x20AC;?

Question 3: Our Secondary Plan states that Manotick and Bridge St. are to be low density residential. Now a huge, three-story apartment building is proposed. This is high density and will be as large as the independent grocers and three stories high. Do you think that this proposed â&#x20AC;&#x153;retirement homeâ&#x20AC;? is consistent with the feel and tone of the village?

a choice and such depend on pubilc transport. This clearly is not the case for this proposal and hence I am opposed to any changes which will add to the congestion on Bridge St. Seniors need safe, accessible, comfortable

items that we can use to our advantage to ensure development is controlled. I will work with our traffic planners to come up with viable solutions for congestion and until that happens we should be restraining high density development.

Iain McCallum: It is unfortunate that as it stands now, it has already been approved with disregard to the Secondary Plan. This location will cause many difficulties with such things as vehicular and pedestrian traffic at that juncture in the Village. In the future, we will need to pay attention to the planning that has been made.

onsite parking regulations which work and are used for core Ottawa where bus and walking is practicable. Many seniors in the core either have no vehicles as

Bruce Chrustie: There are a couple key points of consideration. Public transit in a village setting will never be

Iain McCallum: Public transportation in this Ward is a major issue in some of the larger villages, such as Munster, Manotick, Fallowfield Village, Richmond, Kars. We need to continually work with the ridership to come up with the best solutions for scheduling as well as the types of vehicles that are used. I do not think that a tunnel in the downtown area will solve any of the traffic volume issues that we deal with on a daily basis. We need a viable system such as the heavy rail/ Go-train system to move people in and out of the City, not through the City to relieve the congestion on the 417 East and West as well as the traffic coming from the South.

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Scott Moffatt: Still in the planning process, I believe this project does have the ability to fit in with the village. The architecture of this building will be an im-

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NDP shooting daggers into McGuinty government could probably count the number of times that we have applauded the NDP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; either federally or provincially â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on, well, about zero hands. But NDP provincial leader Andrea Horvath has been relentlessly chipping away at the McGuinty government and the HST fiasco. In fact, while local MPP Lisa MacLeod has been spitting out fire and brimstone, as she did at her campaign launch with Tory leader Tim Hudak last week, Horvath and the NDP have been operating a very aggressive, yet controlled campaign on the latest tax grab. There are two big obstacles that MacLeod and Hudak face on this seemingly endless game of Blame-McGuinty-for-everything. The first is that, according to many insiders, McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HST plan was mandated by the federal Conservative government. Was it? Was it not? We, the common people, will never really know for sure. But the perception is out there that Ontario and B.C. were given the direction by the Harper government. The second obstacle is that, despite the aggressive opposition and the cries of violation, Hudak has no immediate plans to reverse the HST if elected. He said in an interview with us earlier this year that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. The legislation to make the change, he said, would take five years to go through. So, if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the case, should we not just move on and start hammering at McGuinty for something else? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like they have a shortage of material. But Horvath, meanwhile, has taken a less animated and possibly a more effective approach to the HST. Her finance critic, Peter Taubins, announced last week that despite McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s promise of an additional 600,000 jobs because of the tax, the real result in Ontario has been the loss of 30,000 jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thirty-thousand more people are looking for work this Fall and all the Premier can offer is empty promises,â&#x20AC;? said Tabuns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;McGuintyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new tax on everything from keeping the lights on to filling up has been bad for families and bad for jobs.â&#x20AC;? Statistics Canada reported last week that 23,000 jobs in Ontario were lost in September, including nearly 13,000 full-time jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged as young people stopped looking for summer work and went back to school. Since the introduction of the HST on July 1, Ontario has lost more than 30,000 jobs and the unemployment has risen to 8.8 per cent from 8.3 per cent. The devastation has not hit Eastern Ontario as hard as it has hit southern Ontario. The unemployment rate is now 9.2 per cent in Toronto, 9.7 per cent in St. Catharines-Niagara, 10.0 per cent in Sudbury, 10.6 per cent in Oshawa and 10.9 per cent in Windsor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only are Ontario families paying hundreds of dollars more for the basics, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing fewer opportunities for jobs,â&#x20AC;? noted Tabuns. Recent reports by RBC and the Conference Board show that Ontario has the lowest consumer confidence in the country, and TD Economics says the HST is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;headwind restraining growth.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The HST dampened the confidence Ontario families had in the economy,â&#x20AC;? added Tabuns. Regardless of who is pointing fingers, the HST has been a failure. It has been nice for the opposing parties to point this out to us. But this is Hudakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest challenge. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to point fingers. But will he offer solutions and alternatives? He could start with a plan to get us out of this burdensome tax. Jeffrey Morris

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When a Saturday night ritual becomes a tragedy Sometimes, when you think back at things nearest CBC station was located. Roy Spencer stormed into the television from 30 or 40 years ago, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem like station and held the staff at gunpoint, dethat long ago. Some of us remember Paul Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manding that the CBC affiliate chow the goal. Some of us remember the FLQ crisis. Leafs game and the interview with his son. The situation became ugly, and the RCMP Some remember Trudeaumania and Fuddle Duddle. Some of us remember man walking was called in. While Brian Spencer was playing in his on the moon. (Please note that I will abstain from my usual reference of Neil Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first NHL game, televised on Hockey Night in Canada, his father would be faked lunar landing in Sudbury so as not to drift into FROM THE gunned down and killed by police while demanding to some ADD rant that I ususee his sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game and interally beat you down with.) view. But then, when you look The story is as fascinatat todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instant media, ing as it is tragic. Could you you realize that 30 or 40 by Jeffrey Morris imagine something like that years really is a long time. happening today, especially Sure, we had television, and when the television news many of us remember our first colour television sets. But the news was media seems so desperate to not only bring not instant, and there was not a swarming of up to the second coverage, but also to bemedia locusting themselves all over the story come part of the news itself? Could you imagine the number of media helicopters buzzof the minute. What would happen, today, if there was a ing around? Could you imagine the absolute hostage taking, stand-off, and shooting in- circus that would follow this case? This would volving a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family during a televised eclipse the ridiculousness of the O.J. Simpson hockey game? Believe it or not, 40 years ago, white Bronco chase. Again, tragic, yet fascinating. it actually happened. Former teammates have told me over the I thought of this Saturday night, watching Hockey Night in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season premier. years that Spinner Spencer never really got The Vancouver Canucks were playing the Los over the incident. He was described as wellAngeles Kings in the late game. The game liked and popular by his teammates, but he marked the 40th anniversary of the Canucks. had an edge and a recklessness about him. In The same two teams had played the first fact, that edge and recklessness, on the ice, game in Canucksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; history 40 years ago to the made him a fan favourite wherever he played. The saga of Brian Spencer did not get any day. I still remember that first season and the prettier. He retired from professional hockey in first few in Vancouver. I was six years old. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see their first game, but I remember 1980, and then his life took a turn for the the names from the hockey cards. Pat Quinn, worse. Brian Spencer lived in Florida and became Orland Kurtenbach, Bobby Schmautz, Andre Boudrias, Murray Hall, Charlie Hodge, Dunc involved in a life of drugs and violence. In Wilson, Paul Popiel. It still amazes me how 1987, he was charged with kidnapping and I can remember the names of players from murder in Palm Beach County, FL, and he hockey cards 40 years ago but I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remem- faced the death penalty. It was a high profile case for the time, and Spencer got off with a ber to take out the garbage. But one interesting fact that I always think not guilty verdict. Spencer publicly vowed to change his about from the early Canucks days involoves Brian â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spinnerâ&#x20AC;? Spencer, who was an up- ways after the trial. Three months later, while Canada was and-comer with the Toronto Maple Leafs at celebrating the silver medal of Liz Manley, that time. Spencer hailed from Fort St. James, BC. shocked over the trade of Wayne Gretzky, Drafted by the Leafs in 1969, the exciting and reeling with pain over the Ben Johnson young rookie made his NHL debut on Hockey steroid scandal, Brian Spencer was shot and Night in Canada on Dec. 12, 1970. He called killed. It was a footnote in the news. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home to British Columbia to tell his fath- what he had become. He was robbed at guner, Roy, that he would be playing that night point while buying crack cocaine. Spencerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life became the subject of a against the Chicago Black Hawks. Brian, as he told his father, was to be interviewed be- book, Gross Misconduct, and it was turned into a made-for-TV movie. tween periods of the game. But it all makes you think. Maybe, in life, That was the last conversation that Brian we take hockey too seriously. But maybe, in Spencer had with his father. The game began, and between periods, hockey, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take life as seriously as we the local CBC affiliate decided to cut to should. coverage of the game between the Canucks Jeffrey Morris was the 2008 OCNA Columand the California Golden Seals. This infuriated Roy Spencer. In fact, it infuriated him to nist of the Year. His book, From the Other Side, the point that he grabbed a gun, and drove is available at Pages in Prescott, Manotick Of135 kilometres to Prince George, where the fice Pro, and the Barrhaven UPS Store.

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CANDIDATES continues from page 5 Scott Moffatt: With community growth, we will see growth in the transit system in our growing communities. For those who are not serviced by public transit south of Manotick, we need a solution. My proposal would include a service station development at the commercially zoned corner of the 416 and Roger Stevens Drive which could host a Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ride to service the Kars, North Gower and outlying area.

Bruce Webster: Bruce Webster did not answer this question. Question 5: Suburban and rual residents will be forced to take a bus to the edge of the core where LRT is proposed. Do you support extending the O-Train on existing rail to reach every corner of the municipality?

Glenn Brooks: It has always been the long-term plan of the Master Transportation Plan (MTP) to extend LRT outward from the core. Rapid Bus Transit will be needed certainly in the rural areas where LRT isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Further, heavy rail needs to be further explored with VIA and CN.

Bruce Chrustie: No. It is simply not economically viable. Given that approximately 80 per cent of Ottawa is in a rural area, it does not make sense. What I do not agree with in the current LRT plan is that it will only make its way to Algonquin College for the west end residents and will be BRT beyond that. At a minimium LRT should extend out to Stittsville in the west.

Iain McCallum: The LRT in my opinion does not go East and West atleast not far enough East and West to deal with major traffic issues that we

have in the City. I do agree with the idea of the Otrain extending South to areas that would make use of the system, such as beyond the City limits South, East and West. Ultimately, in due time, I would like to see it extend to places such as Brockville in the South, Carleton Place in the West and Rockland in the East. As I see, the only way to deal with the abundance of traffic on our roads is to provide a viable option for these people who, must drive now, to leave their cars at home.

for to follow suit. d) WE can afford the billions to COMPLETE the dream. I do not subscribe to

Glenn Brooks: I believe in public consultation and local decision-making at the local level on local issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it

An unelected and unaccountable body is an inefďŹ cient solution to a lack of representation and leadership. Scott Moffatt, on Glenn Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; proposed Borough Model

Scott Moffatt: The future of Ottawa needs to include a multioption transit system. LRT and current OCTranspo would be enhanced by servicing the outlying areas with an extended

these arguments. Ottawa is not yet one million residents, and a large portion of our land mass (90%) is mainly agricultural and there is no demonstrated need for cows to have ac-

just makes good common sound sense. My Ward 21 Council has been very effective in bringing ideas (eyes and ears into the respective communities) to my attention. The

Bruce Webster on ensuring the infrastructure Renewal Deficit is reduced.

Bruce Webster: The argument is being made that LRT is a) a must for any city of our size; b) all major cities in North America have light rail; c) Comparison between our major cities and Ottawa dictates the need

cess to LRT The example used to argue FOR LRT were well over a million residents and compressed in a dense population when those areas built subways and other grade separated transit. To date, I have not seen how we can fund our first part of the dream without any increase to our taxes and no detrimental effects on the Bus (existing) system which must address improvements until we perhaps change to something else. Question 6: What do you think of Glenn Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; proposed Borough Model?

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â&#x20AC;˘ Urban Core issues â&#x20AC;˘ Suburban issues â&#x20AC;˘ Rural issues We need a model that is implementable by a risk adverse council, and why I have proposed this as a starting point.

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Once again, we are faced with a city which does not truly understand the deďŹ nition of BUDGET and until we can work to a true budget we will always be trying to catch up.

heavy rail system, such as the current O-Train. We must continue to work with neighbouring municipalities on extending rail to alleviate pressure from our highways. The final phase of the Transportation Master Plan needs to implement efficient and adequate transit beyond the suburbs.

from the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee. By giving more autonomy to ARAC, we achieve greater power to get things done in a timelier manner. This also frees up City Council to deal with the bigger issues. The Borough Model has no support at City Council and will never be the answer. We need effective, fair leadership now and we can achieve this through an autonomous ARAC.

Bruce Webster:

Borough system of governance is supported by the majority of RideauGoulbourn Community. It is NOT another level of government! It is a governance model that encourages greater public participation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the foundation of democracy!

Bruce Chrustie: I do not think he has the model right at all. He has had 5 years to get Council approval and it simply has not happened, zero success. While it is at best a Ward sub-council, it is not a Borough. A true Borough system would be made up of several Wards in joint decision making. In my proposed

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The Borough System, in the past we have seen boroughs become small cities and small cities become amalgamated cities. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that need to go back and start this all over again. With the strong community associations that are in place in the towns and villages in our ward, we can work together to have everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns and issues dealt with, in a timely and appropriate manner. The borough system will become another layer of government that will be accountable to nobody, a group of unelected people that will have no power/rights at City Council.

Scott Moffatt: An unelected and unaccountable body is an inefficient solution to a lack of representation and leadership. We need leadership from our rural councillors and we need more power and control

I believe that if after 2 years and 20 plus meetings an organization should have demonstrated its value and necessity. The Ward 21 council, composed of now some 25 members (down from over 80 as originally proposed) has passed only ONE motion which was not an original motion but a copy of othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work. The use of dedicated people and their time in this fashion seems to be a waste of good talent and time and is symptomatic of bureaucracy gone wild, building layers of protection and levels of unnecessary staff to support the waste of our taxes Ottawa needs councillors who will reduce not add to our tax burden and representatives who will work to make Ottawa a whole city not a city divided. Yes we need to address our differences but not in a divisive manner. Broadband is an example of the Officer of Rural Affairs working as a result of The TWO RURAL SUMMITS to bring urban quality internet to the Rural and Village areas This was NOT crafted by the councillor for ward 21 but was done by the citizens of Ottawa working in a constructive collective way!


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The MessengerNEWS McLeod, Hudak promise “good-bye party” for McGuinty government Ontario now a have-not province of have-not households By Bev McRae Voters in Ontario will have a chance to restore the province as a powerhouse in Confederation from its current status as a have-not province of have-not households, promised provincial Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, as the Tories kicked off their election campaign in Nepean on Wed., Oct. 6. “We are here tonight to say enough is enough,” the Leader of the Opposition told the crowd of several hundred cheering PC supporters at the Nepean Sportsplex. “Ontario families want change. They need change. And one year from tonight, to the very day, we will deliver that change.” Hudak was guest speaker at Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod’s nomination meeting as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Oct. 6, 2011 provincial election. “Ontario is swimming in debt,” said Hudak,

“Good paying jobs have fled our borders. And, once the engine of confederation, Ontario is now a have-not province. But worse yet, after seven years of higher taxes, higher fees, higher hydro bills, higher auto insurance and tuition, we now have a province of havenot households.” Families say they just can’t afford it anymore, he said, urging PC supporters to work harder than ever in the election campaign, warning that the Liberals will “pull out all the stops to try and steal this election.” The Liberals’ multimillion dollar attack ad campaign, bought by the Working Families Coalition, shows that the McGuinty government speaks for special interest groups, not for hard working families who pay the bills, Hudak said. There is no better place to celebrate the one-year countdown to Dalton McGuinty’s godbye party, he said, than Nepean-Carleton. “We will put forward

a plan to govern Ontario that will put families first, get government focussed on the basics again and make job creation a priority,” he said. MacLeod was acclaimed for the third time. She was first elected in a by-election in 2206 and won the seat in the 2007 election with the highest vote total of any PC candidate in the province. MacLeod is one of the best legislators at Queen’s Park, the PC leader said, “putting it to the Liberals each and every day for all of their tax hikes, for all of their broken promises, for all of their pie-eyed, ill-conceived, energy schemes and for all of their chocolate-milk-banning, bake-sale-cancelling, sex-ed-for-six-year-olds, promoting-dandelionpolicing ideas.” That is why he gave her the most challenging portfolio as critic for accountability and revenue, he said. “The biggest issues in this campaign are

Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak joined Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa McLeod at her nomination meeting Wed., Oct. 6 to launch the Tories’ election campaign. McLeod was acclaimed for the third time as hundreds of supporters cheered.

pocketbook issues,” said MacLeod, “like the greedy HST grab, unaffordable hydro rates, and mismanaged government agencies like E-health and the cancer care centre.” Ontario voters will have a choice in next year’s election, she promised, between a Progressive Conservative Party that believes in strong families, tax relief and self-reliance and a Liberal government of high

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Driver Jim Johnson settled passengers in their seats in front of Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill as the Hollybrooke Farm horses waited patiently to pull the hay wagon around Manotick at the Harvest Festival, Sat., Oct. 9.

The Gingerbread Man, a.k.a., Richard Palframan, gives Evan Weckworth a gingerbread treat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a hug. The Gingerbread Man lives at 1134 Tighe St. in Manotick, where Palframan, a five-star chef, creates artistic and unique gingerbread delights.

Pumpkin painting in Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill was an overwhelming success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had 100 pumpkins and they were all gone in the first hour,â&#x20AC;? said Manotick BIA executive director Donna Cooper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to put in an emergency order for 100 more to Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm!â&#x20AC;?

The day of Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harvest Festival was bright and only slightly crisp, but Monica Wilson of Kerringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creations had oodles of handmade reversible neck warmers just in case. Wilson was one of several Harvest vendors in Dickinson Square, Sat., Oct. 9.

Liâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l John, a.k.a. Todd Watson, a self-described member of the local constabulary, kept law and order at Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harvest Festival. The entertainment lineup at the Festival also included A Company of Fools, the Junkyard Symphony and Manotickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burning Sensation,â&#x20AC;? Cory Hilliard.

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The Major Atom B Osgoode-Richmond Romans served up hot dogs, hamburgers and big smiles in Manotick Mews at the Harvest Festival. Left to right in the front row, Mitchell Presley, Marko Nikic, Joey Robinson and Jakob Rowsell. Back row, Alex Hall, William Riddoch, Owen Steele and coach Jeff Hall. The team is sponsored by Robinson’s Independent Grocer.

Three-year-old Leah Gadzos concentrated very hard on sitting still while Krysia Karylowicz painted a beautiful butterfly on her cheek. The Festival drew larger crowds than expected to both the square and the Kids Zone in Manotick Mews, according to Manotick BIA executive director Donna Cooper. “It’s a beautiful day,” she said, “and the festival just gets bigger and bigger every year as people tell their friends about it.”

(Above) Pumpkin pizza (ultra-thin pumpkin pie) and hot apple cider were the featured items on Main Grill’s Harvest Festival menu. Left to right, Gerard Seguin of Ottawa smiled with anticipation as Shannon Watson and Stephanie Thomas stood by to serve up the treats.

(Left) “The Balloon Dude,” R.J. Smith created magic for the kids – and some grown-ups – at the Manotick Harvest Festival. The price of a balloon topper? “A big, big smile.”


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ITR Dinner Theatre returns Oct. 30 with show in Osgoode By Andrea Jermacans Isle in the River Reviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner theatre is back by popular demand this fall. After a year-long hiatus and some serious number-crunching by the theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive committee, the tradition continues for Jitters, a three-act comedy directed by Len Trembley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We needed to see if it was feasible to have a dinner theatre without losing our shirts,â&#x20AC;? explains Second Vice-President, Lynn Jolicoeur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For awhile it was done by a family member of one of the executive team and he did it basically for free. But now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retired so it was tough to replace him while keeping ticket prices reasonable for the audience.â&#x20AC;? The dinner theatre begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, at the Osgoode Community Centre. Tickets are $45 per person and include the 8 p.m. performance. The dinner will be

prepared and served by students from the Kemptville campus of the University of Guelph. The buffet selection will feature hip of beef, fresh baked rolls, three salad choices, coffee, tea, and dessert. As usual, ITRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cash bar will also be open serving beer, wine, soft drinks, chocolate bars and chips. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These students are the same ones who put on the Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feast at Osgoodeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medieval Festival this year,â&#x20AC;? says Jolicoeur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard nothing but positives from people who have eaten their food before. I think people will be happy with it. The presentation should be nice.â&#x20AC;? Jolicoeur adds that because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re students, the University was able to offer ITR great rates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They provide everything, like dishes, cutlery and staff, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for other companies or individuals to do on our budget. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big expense,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is great because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re basically supporting our

local students.â&#x20AC;? Plus, she adds, combining dinner with a show makes for a jovial audience and a relaxed atmosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to rush home and have supper first. You can just make yourself beautiful then get to the community centre, sit down and take it easy,â&#x20AC;? says Jolicoeur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dinner is already made for you. Just have a glass of wine and enjoy the show.â&#x20AC;? Jolicoeur says several of ITRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patrons said they missed having a dinner theatre in the last year, including a corporate sponsor that traditionally uses the event to host its annual staff party. She organized the event, but Jolicoeur herself wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be dining this season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be too busy playing Jessica, the female lead in Jitters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So have a drink and a slice of beef for me,â&#x20AC;? she laughs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to have any.â&#x20AC;? To reserve tickets, call 613-860-1291 and leave a message.

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Colombe, Directors, Bob Simpson, Colin Crosbie, Brian Cromie, Claudette Periard, Dave Lochead. The Kiwanis sponsored Key Club at South Carleton High School in Richmond is led by Kiwanians Gail Brooks and Diane Alguire. The Key Club is off to a good start this fall with new members every week; they meet at noon every Tuesday for about an hour. They are a very active group of young people that support local needs; they eagerly embrace leadership roles and feel a deep and genuine enthusiasm for service. They enjoy serving together and socializing, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why this club is like a second family to most members. If you are a parent reading this

and have students attending SCHS, I suggest you encourage them to attend a meeting. We look into the future and what do we see? What does Kiwanis look like? What is it doing? I see a Kiwanis family that is strong in membership, strong in leadership, and most importantly, strong in service. We have what it takes, the passion within each of us to make a difference. We are all fired up! The Kiwanis Club of Manotick invites you to join us as we continue to serve the community; we know that many of you have skills and the desire to help; let us hear from you. Comments or questions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; larryel@ magma.ca

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Community Calendar â&#x20AC;˘ 130th Anniversary Service Celebration and Tea will be held at South Gloucester United Church at Albion and Rideau Roads (Johnston Corners) on Sunday, October 17th at 2:00 pm. It is a historic event for a heritage church (1880) and we invite anyone who has ever attended or had family members attend South Gloucester United Church to join us for a special service, history in pictures slide presentation and tea. â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday, October 17 - A 10 km and 5 km chip-timed run, with a non-competitive 5 km walk on the same route. Help raise funds to increase awareness about the impact of impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. All money raised will stay in the Ottawa area and will be used to support youth programs, public education and victim services. For more details and to register please visit our website at www. maddashottawa.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Spanish Lessons at the Manotick Legion Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. or Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks. This is a fundraiser for the Legion. Contact Laura 613-692-2939. â&#x20AC;˘ Fall Clothing Exchange, Trinity Bible Church, 4101 Stagecoach Road, Osgoode. 613-826-2444. Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am to 12 noon. We welcome everyone to share, in clothing for the whole family and household goods. All items are no charge. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right free! â&#x20AC;˘ Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Victoria St. is having a Roast Porkloin Dinner, Sunday, October 24th, 4:30 and 6:00 pm sittings. $12.00. For tickets call Marjorie Stanley at 613233-1556. Holy Trinity church is in Metcalfe. â&#x20AC;˘ Every Wednesday 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The Greely Silvertips Seniors Club meets for fun and lunch. Euchre, shuffleboard, pool table available. Legion membership is not a requirement to join. Guests welcome.

â&#x20AC;˘ Euchre Night every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Greely Legion, 8021 Mitch Owens Road, Greely. Open to all. â&#x20AC;˘ Osgoode Cooperative Nursery School: Spaces still available for children 2Ă´ - 4 years. Located at Osgoode Public School, our program provides a fun place for your toddler to learn, play, and grow. For more information or to register your child, please call 613-826-2528. â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteers make a difference! Join us, put your time and talents to use, call Rideau Community Support Services, 613692-4697. â&#x20AC;˘ Darts Night every Friday at 8:00 pm at the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Road, Greely. This is a fun group and not part of a league. Open to all. â&#x20AC;˘ Scottish Country Dancing (for adults) - Osgoode Community Centre, Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 pm. Come and join us! Bring a friend or two! No partner (or experience) required. Great music, great fun! Free introductory class. thorps@rogers.com 613-769-2238 www.rscdsottawa.ca â&#x20AC;˘ Gloucester South Seniors; 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers a full schedule of activities every week including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The OCTranspo bus #144 serves right to our front door, and parking is free. Info. 613-821-0414. â&#x20AC;˘ Attention Seniors and anyone else who likes to walk. Come walk with us upstairs at the Manotick Arena Monday and Friday at 10:30 am. Smooth surface to walk on, out of the weather. Walk with music. Make new friends. Good for your heart, good for your cholesterol, good for your social life, good for your pocketbook. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun. See you there.

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Graovac a playmaking forward with size and vision the nerves and excitement that comes with my first game it was blown away when I scored in my first game. It has been my highlight so far in my career.

Name: Tyler Graovac Hometown: Ontario

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Tyler Graovac notched a hat trick Sunday as the 67s knocked off the top ranked Mississauga St. Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Majors at the Rona Civic Centre Sunday afternoon.

Position: LW/Center Age:17 Favourite nutritious meal: Penne pasta with bologanese sauce

What are your future goals outside of hockey? To be the best person I can be and maintain a high average in school.

Favourite physical activity (other than hockey): Love to play golf, tennis and basketball in the offseason. How would you describe yourself as a player? Big playmaking forward with skill and work ethic. Loves to handle the puck. Enjoys working the corner and looking for the open guy in the slot.

What are your interests aside from hockey? I enjoy playing cards, Xbox and watching the best TV series of all time, Prison Break. Who is in your iPod right now and what music/ bands do you like to listen to before games? The Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, Mike Posner with a little bit of Taylor Swift and ACDC.

How do you feel about being a part of the 67s this year? I feel very honoured to be apart of the 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this year. I feel we have a strong, young team with lots of potential. Great group of guys in the dressing room and an outstanding coaching staff who keep us positive and the game fun. What do you hope to contribute to the team on and off the ice this year? To be the best person I can be, on and off the ice. Help lead the Ottawa 67â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the Memorial Cup. Be a role model to the younger players. What is it like playing with your current linemates? I feel we have a lot of chemistry. I have been playing with a different group of guys recently. The key to having a great group of linemates doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start from what you do together on the ice, it starts from off the ice. Is there a player that fans

What kind of gaming system do you have and what are your favourite games? I have an Xbox 360. I enjoy playing NHL 11 and 3-on-3 NHL Arcade, also Call of Duty 4. What is the last book you have read and do you have a favourite author? Brighton rock

could compare you to or is there a player that you pattern your game after, and how are you comparable to that player? I have been compared to Rick Nash due to his skating stride and size. I have also been compared to Joe Thornton, playmaking ability and great vision on the ice. Who was your favourite hockey player growing up? My favourite hockey player growing up was

Bobby Orr. I never got a chance to see him live but from watching tapes, hearing experiences from my dad I have tried to follow his footsteps by wearing number four in my minor hockey career. Aside from your immediate family, who was the most influential person or coach in your hockey

career before you made it to the OHL and what was something special that they did? I have had a lot of great coaches growing up, some have helped me with my skills and aspect of the game. But most importantly, two brothers that I have known for over a couple years have helped me mentally and made

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What is the one highlight or moment that stands above all others in your hockey career so far? Probably my first OHL goal in my first OHL game last year in SSM. With all

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(Above right) South Carleton Storm defensive end Matt Simpson (left) tackles an Ashbury Colts running back by grabbing his jersey and spinning him to the ground during a gridiron battle last Thursday, October 7 in Barrhaven. The Colts recovered the fumble and won the game 37-0.

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(Above left) South Carleton Storm defensive lineman Dave Jackson (right) and Ashbury Colts quarterback Duncan Lurie both get set to pounce on a loose ball after a botched handoff last Thursday, October 7 in Barrhaven. The Storm lost the battle for the football and also lost the game 37-0. The game was part of the annual United Way High School Jamboree at St. Joseph High School.

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The MessengerFINANCE How can I plan for my childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education?

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The Cost of Learning Funding an education savings plan is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child or grandchild, but unfortunately, it can also be one of the most expensive. The projected annual cost to attend the average Canadian university for one year (including tuition and room and board) is expected to be more than $24,000 by 2023*. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone if you think a financial goal like this seems intimidating or out of reach. But with careful planning and early saving, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be.

ings plan is to estimate how much money youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need. To reach this number, you should take into consideration the type of college or university your child may be interested in, your time horizon and, of course, inflation. Starting early and investing consistently are two key factors to reaching your goal. This is not to say that the only way to reach your goal is to start saving when your child is a newborn. And we also understand that not everyone is able to save hundreds of dollars a month - but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean sending a child to post-secondary school is any less realistic. If your savings wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to cover all of your education costs, other family members may be able to help and you can also consider student financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans and other programs.

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Children are always asked what they want to be when they grow up. Doctor, Lawyer, Astronaut. And as a parent, you want to make sure nothing stands in their way, especially something like finances.

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