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KPS volleyball team brings home county championship SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER
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The Kemptville 73's were in action on Friday as part of the CJHL's tournament held at the municipal centre through the weekend. The 73's lost this game against the Smiths Falls Bears, 4-1.
Even when they were six points behind in the crucial second game of the final, coach Rob Lachance knew his team had it in them to win. The girls did not disappoint him. In an exciting comeback, the Kemptville Public School girls’ volleyball team triumphed over Brockville’s Saint-Mary School to win the UCDSB Volleyball Championship, on Dec. 8. The team was 10 and two in the round-robin tournament, finishing first in their division. Facing Maple Ridge Public School in the semi-finals, the girls rallied after losing the first match. They built up momentum and turned the tide. By the end of the third game, they were on their way to the final to meet the 11 and 1 Saint-Mary team. Saint-Mary proved to be
a worthy opponent but they were no match for the girls’ superior serves and ball handling. With the first game in hand, it was critical that KPS take the second game and, consequently, the tournament. But the team soon found itself in a six-point deficit. At that point, the girls rallied, focussed and worked together to come from behind and beat Saint-Mary 25-23 in a thrilling comeback! Teacher and coach, Rob Lachance was thrilled. “These girls are fantastic! This team has won every single tournament it’s entered this year. This is a team that thinks while it plays," he said. "I am so proud to have had the opportunity to work with this group of girls. This season has been a great accomplishement for them and it’s wonderful to see the girls so happy after such hard work."
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Last Thursday, at at approximately 11:55 a.m., a Coach Canada bus travelling west from Montreal to Toronto on the 401 Highway came to an abrupt halt when the driver was notified of a potential bomb on the bus. The driver, who had been notified by a passenger that he believed there was a bomb on the bus, came to a stop on the shoulder of the 401 Highway just east of the Prescott Exit in the westbound lanes. An OPP canine unit, along with members of Grenville County OPP, Prescott detachment, attended the scene and conducted a search with negative results. Forty-six passengers were removed from the bus and put onto an awaiting bus to resume their trip after a short delay. Police apprehended a 41-year-old male from Verdun, Que., under the Mental Health Act. He was taken to hospital for an evaluation. No charges have been laid in the incident at this time.
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Spencerville skaters excel in recent competition
The Employability Network of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area unveiled the Essential Skills Survey at the House of Lazarus in Mountain last Thursday. The launch of the Essential Skills Survey will give the opportunity to the public to hear more about the nine essential skills and how this local research project will help us move through the transition as our economy diversifies. "This is an exciting project for this community. It means that we can measure the skills that form a large part of our personal, social/emotional, educational and lifelong learning experiences. In doing so, we can begin to identify the training needs required by citizens of our community and by the businesses that choose to make this place their home. In the long run, it enables our community to be flexible and adaptable in order to respond to the requirements of chang-
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SKATERS DO WELL: Spencerville Skating Club members who competed were front, left to right: Morgan Charlebois, Victoria Charlebois, Anna Henderson, Grace Carey and Delaney Hunter. Back, Elizabeth Lawless, Amber Robertson, Angellyn Sigl, Brianna Dobbie and Elizabeth Charlebois. on Dec. 6. Team members included Grace Carey, Elizabeth Charlebois, Morgan Charlebois, Victoria Charlebois. Brianna Dobbie, Anna Henderson, Delaney Hunter, Elizabeth Lawless, Amber Robertson, and Angellyn Sigl The team won six gold medals, 10 sliver medals, two bronze medals, nine fourth place finishes, two fifth place finishes and three sixth place finishes. Angellyn Sigl recorded the strongest results among the more senior skaters with three golds and one silver medal followed by Elizabeth Lawless with a silver, a bronze and two fourth place finishes. Three skaters were first time competitors and posted very strong results led by Grace Carey with two gold medals and a silver followed by Anna Henderson with a gold and two silver medals and Amber Robertson with two silver medals and a first place finish. Individual skaters and their results are as follows: Grace Carey two golds in stage three individual el-
ments and stage four team elements and sixth in stage four freeskate (solo); Elizabeth Charlebois fourth in introductory ladies program elements and fifth in introductory ladies A freeskate (solo); Brianna Dobbie two fourths in stage five freeskate (solo) and stage five program elements, a sixth in stage five individual elements and silver in stage six team elements; Anna Henderson two silvers in stage four freeskate (solo) and stage four team elements and gold in stage four individual elements; Delaney Hunter three fourths in introductory ladies A team elements, introductory ladies program elements and introductory ladies A freeskate (solo) and a fifth in introductory ladies individual elements; Elizabeth Lawless two fourths in introductory ladies A team elements and introductory ladies program elements, a silver in introductory ladies A freeskate (solo) and a bronze in introductory ladies individual elements; Amber Robertson two silvers in stage four individual ele-
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ments and stage four team elements and fourth in stage four freeskate (solo) and Angellyn Sigl three golds in stage six freeskate (solo), stage six individual elements and stage six program elements and a silver in stage six team elements.
Coaches Debbie and Jennifer Seary brought a team of ten Spencerville Skating Club skaters to the Carleton Place Figure Skating Club “Love to Skate” competition
ements and stage three freeskate (solo) and a silver in stage four team elements; Morgan Charlebois bronze in stage four individual elements and sixth in stage four freeskate (solo); Victoria Charlebois two silvers in stage four individual ele-
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e have come to that point in time when it's really, really important that you read and act on this editorial plea to take the time to tap out a few hundred words that recap your achievements over the past year and your hopes and goals for 2009. That's right, folks, it's last call for submissions for our year-end edition when we open our pages to you to tell your stories in your own words and photos. Don't be shy. We know you've had a busy year and we know we didn't make it to every event — perhaps, in our defence, because organizers forgot to tell us it was coming up or even that it had just happened. This upcoming year-end special edition is our way of saying we care about what you accomplished and what you hope to do next year. As you'll read below, we know that the Osgoode Lions have been busy raising money for worthy causes and good deeds. And we know they're not alone. So come on all you service clubs who have helped build arenas and Legion branches and so many other things. Come on all you minor sports groups who have had team and individual successes in 2008. Come on all you schools and skaters, dancers and curlers, youth and seniors groups and associations. Heck, we're even offering space to our city, provincial and federal politicians to look back and ponder, and look ahead and dream. But please keep it short so we can get in as many as possible. A couple of typed pages, double spaced, should be lots. E-mail is better than hard copy; photos should be 300 DPI JPG attachments, or dropped off at our office so we can scan them. We'll fit in as many as we can. Merry Christmas!
The House of Lazarus mission in Mountain received a $500 donation from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Kemptville Local last Thursday. Mary VanSleeuwen and Union Shop Steward Robert Paquette presented the donation to Executive Director Pauline Pratt and board member Vicki Simzer.
Then things got worse. With its coalition in tat-
TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT
es, I know you were expecting someone new in this space this week. Again... Well... Surprise! Again... Trust me, third time's a charm and this really, really is my last farewell. There have been several remarkable events in the past few weeks involving how we are governed and even how we get to work — or don't. They are remarkable in the sense that I, for one, and possibly you, never thought we would see in this country. Quite simply, the voice of the common citizen seems to have been lost. And the voice of the frontline rank-and-file seems to have vanished with it. We are not enjoying democracy's most shining mo-
ment. It began with the federal governing party attempting to change funding rules, which would have adversely affected opposition parties' efforts to raise money. That, it was feared, would mute their voice and our defence against political abuses. There may indeed be a need for change in political funding to enhance free elections. But all this move seemed to engender was a an unholy coalition cabal, which seemed to be trying to steal power, which its individual component parts could not win at the polls. The stakes escalated until the governor general intervened, sent all the players home and the rest of us rolled over and went back to sleep.
would anoint and the rest would learn to live with it. Democracy in action?
Stop the Presses! By Doug Clark (File Photo)
ters, the Liberals opted to rush a new leader to the fore. No time to give voice to the party faithful — the elites
I think not. Then bus drivers climbed out of their vehicles, grabbed picket signs and slowed traffic even more than they would normally do with their
articulated cruisers jackknifing and blocking all lanes on busy wintry city streets. The union president would later admit, freely and frequently, that the membership would not be given a chance to vote on the city's new offer. He, and perhaps his executive minions, would decide if and when they would return to work. The drivers seem split between labour solidarity and lamenting their lost voice. How did we come to this? How can government and labour hope to rule or operate efficiently without ever consulting those on their front lines who will be most heavily impacted? What happened to common sense and a moral compass? What happened to the
concept of free speech? Think this through. Imagine a private-sector company that operated in a void because it simply would not listen to its frontline staff — those with their fingers on the pulse of their clients. Chaos and defections would ensue. The archaic management model of "command and control" has been discredited and abandoned by enlightened, successful companies. Even the Marines and police shifted to a model of enhanced consultation and collaboration between management and staff. To exclude input from the rank-and-file is a recipe for disaster. That's no way to run anything. Merry Christmas!
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NORTH GRENVILLE MAYOR WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Two thousand and eight has been quite a year for North Grenville. We have seen the start of Colonnade shopping centre ,which I’m
sure will begin to sprout buildings in the spring (including Wal-Mart), the expansion of our hospital, approval of land for a new hospice, start on our new fire station, start of the new SAGE seniors residential and continuing care complex and an application for funding for our proposed library. Our staff has worked ex-
tremely hard to get these projects moving and their combined efforts are certainly very much appreciated. To end our year, we completed budget deliberations and our municipality’s tax rate will be just under two per cent. To achieve this target we have deferred numerous projects to a future time, proposed a number
of measures to ensure that there is no dollar increase in our staffing costs and cut operational expenses wherever possible. We have ensured that projects related to the youth of our community will move forward. We will do less capital work on roads or water/sewer this year (and) take advantage of expected economic generator funds
from both levels of senior government. Next year is a big question mark: will our economy turn around? I certainly don’t have the answer to that question but I do know that here in North Grenville we will manage responsibly to ensure that we don’t exceed our capacity to pay. Growth will be slower as
the economy adjusts to our new global reality but the sun will come up each day and recovery will occur. This is a season to put our pressure and woes aside, enjoy family and friends, and, above all, be safe. Again, Merry Christmas. Bill Gooch, Mayor North Grenville
THANK YOU TO A GENEROUS COMMUNITY To the Editor: We would like to extend a HUGE “Thank You” to the generous citizens of North Grenville for their outstanding donations to our “Mountain of Toys” drive this Christmas season. Our office, Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Kemptville, was the drop off location this year
for the Kinsmen toy drive. The kick off to the toy drive was at a Kemptville 73’s hockey game one Sunday afternoon. Fans who brought a toy to the game were given a discount on their ticket to the game as well as a chance to win a pair of Sens tickets. Between the first and second periods, every 73’s player skated onto the ice and put
their toy donation into the Mountain of Toys trailer. Our float collected the toys along the parade route this year – a special thank you goes out to the 73’s organization as every hockey player assisted with picking up the toys for us. There were so many toys dropped off at our office that we filled not only our reception area but
a conference room as well. A huge bouquet goes to a special young lady, eightyear-old Mallory Hudson. She had a birthday party last weekend and donated every present she received to the “Mountain of Toys.” The OPP BBQ last week was an amazing success story. Who would have thought that so many people would
have come out on a winter day for a BBQ with such generous donations to the Salvation Army Christmas drive. Over $1,500 was collected along with a truck load of food for the food bank. With the uncertain economic times this year, it is totally amazing the generosity and support of the wonderful citizens of our North Grenville
community. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Merry Christmas from our family to yours! From our entire office staff, thank you! Judy Littau Office Administrator Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Brokerage
MERRICKVILLE, IT’S IN YOU TO GIVE! To the Editor: Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is asking Canadians to give the most precious gift this Holiday Season by donating blood to help ensure that it is available nationally to those who may need it. Over the next year CBS
will need to collect 90,000 units of blood nationally. In North/East Ontario we will be looking to recruit 9,000 new donors to meet the growing demand for blood from hospitals. It’s estimated that one of every two Canadians is eligible to donate blood.
Last year one in 75 actually did. Please join us and exchange one hour of your time to give a hospital patient a lifetime of holiday seasons. Join Canadian Blood Services on Friday, Jan. 16, at the Merrickville community
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The True Meaning of Christmas I guess I could go ahead and play. I love Christmas very much, Know it has the right
touch. Lindsay Grade 6 Holy Cross School
Christmas day, Boy! Do I want to play! Just as long as I remember what special event happened today,
I love Christmas very much, But I find it doesn’t have the right touch. Presents, treats and decorations I know, But I think there is more to Christmas though. Shouldn’t we think of more important things like the King being born, But everyone just thinks about themselves, inside I feel torn. Giving presents is a must, Even though some of those advertisements I do not trust! Aren’t they missing out on what Christmas is all about? I just think this leaves me in doubt. Decorating the Christmas tree and leaving the lights on, Waiting for the sun to rise before dawn. Having your friends and family over to celebrate, Oh! This is such a special date! Getting out of bed on
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he white fluffy stuff that falls from the sky, that touches are noses and makes us smile. To know that it only falls once a year — more than we expect the load to be or just not enough snow to enjoy the Christmas glee. It’s the time of year that everyone loves, giving gifts from your heart no matter
how much it costs, depending on your budget . Stores with joy as they add up their tills. Most people just choose to keep it small and not go all out with the big meals or the huge gifts. They would rather just go to a movie or spend the day together, go out for dinner and so on. To some people, this time of year is everything. Some people spend so much money on Christmas they come close to being broke but, in the end, they
I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. feel good about it. Some people just can’t wait for Christmas to get here fast enough. Around Halloween, most people have their shopping done and want to start decorating their house and put up the lights before the snow hits and you don’t have to
worry about getting your fingers cold and your cheeks red. Sometimes. Christmas seems to come at the worst time, like if you are behind in your bills, have money problems and just can't afford those big gift ideas, But it's not all about giv-
ing or receiving; it's about spending time with the people you love and care about. I personally can’t wait 'til Christmas morning, just because I have younger siblings that just turned two and it’s going to be something to see them opening their gifts. It’s so cute, especially when they are just starting to learn how to talk. I can’t wait to see their faces. They have already knocked over the Christmas tree; what more damage could they do?
All students get two weeks off to spend time with their family and friends and have enough time to play with their new toys and electronics. Baked goods will be made to perfection and always enough to feed the neighborhood, five times over. Turkey dinners that will last two weeks after Christmas. Turkey sandwiches for everyone! You have to love the holidays! I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dear Santa... Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Brandon. I am been generous. I have been good this year. I would like a T-rex. I love you From Brandon Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Adam and I am 7 years old. I live in Kemptville. I learned judo. I have been good this year. I will like a transformer and CD player. I love you! From Adam Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your
reindeer? My name is Kieran. I am 6 years old. I live in Kempville. I figure things out. I have been very good this year. I would like an I Pod Nano, a Xbox 360, and a Spy Kids 3 DVD. I love Santa. From Kieran Grade 1 Holy Cross Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Rowen and I am 6 years old. I live in Kempville. I learned how to play hockey. I have been good this year. I would like a DS, a webkinz penguin and a Pokadex. I love you Santa. From Rowen Grade 1 Holy Cross
The Christmas play BY SHANEL
KEMPTVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL One day Belleville Public School was putting on a school play called “The Snow Princess” that the whole school was going to watch. The main character was Sarah, the Snow Princess. The day that the play was going to take place was Christmas Day on a Thursday afternoon at 12:30. The whole week they had been practising their lines. Their lines were very hard to remember, especially Sarah’s and Owen’s. “I’m really nervous,” said Sarah. “Same here,” said Melissa. “But everything will be fine,” said Sarah. “I hope so,” said Melissa. It was finally Thursday. “Today’s the day,” said Mrs. Heart. Then she realized that Sarah wasn’t there. Then Rena said, “Since Sarah’s not here, is it okay if I do her part?”.
“Sure,” said Mrs. Heart. “Ready to perform?” “Yes, we are,” shouted the students. Then Mrs. Heart went out on stage and announced the play. She said, “Welcome, everybody. Today we have a play that we would like to present to you. The characters in the play are: The Snow Princess played by Rena because Sarah unfortunately isn’t here, Owen playing as the prince, Abbey playing as the narrator, and Melissa playing as the elf. So here it goes.” As the play was on Sarah was thinking of how proud she was of Rena to have the spirit to go out and present. “All I can say is that I’m very sad that I can’t be there to support my school,” said Sarah. When the play was over, everyone was happy because the crowd was going absolutely crazy because of how well they had performed. Mrs. Heart was also very proud of her students. Everyone thought it was the best Christmas ever!
DECEMBER 26, 2008- ADVANCE WEEKENDER - PAGE 7 T. ROACH / WEEKENDER STAFF and families what they SHOWING OFF can do. Santa Claus THEIR SKILLS: made a special visit afSpencerville Skating ter the show was over. Club members showcased all they have learned this season HAPPY “EWE” YEAR with a special Christmas Skills Demonstration, last Tuesday evening. Skaters TUES-SAT, 10 -4 from every level from 528 GLEN TAY ROAD, PERTH tot skate to soloists 613 326 0626 152392 showed their friends
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NON STOP CLEANING: Nearly 25cm of snow has fallen in North Grenville since last Thursday. The snow, while guaranteeing a white Christmas, has meant long hours for snow clearing crews. More snow is expected this week.
Tim Hortons invites you to enjoy some time with your family and friends and skate for free at your local arena. It’s our way of saying thank you and happy holidays. Visit your local Kemptville Tim Hortons for a schedule of ice times and locations.
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KEMPTVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH DIRECTORY
Kemptville Pentecostal Church 1964 County Road 43 - Kemptville Sunday services: 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m. Sunday School during service. Reverend Steven Kohls Wesleyan Southgate Community Church 1303 French Settlement Road Kemptville 10:30 a.m Sunday Service Reverend Mark Parker
Kemptville Christian Reformed Church (2455 County Rd. 18/Clothier St. W) 10:00 a.m and 6:30 p.m Sunday Services, Children’s Worship during morning service, Sunday School following a.m service. Reverend Benjamin Ponsen
South Gower Baptist Church 447 South Gower Drive - 258-9570 Service: Sunday evening 7:30pm Roman Catholic Holy Cross Church (505 Clothier St. W) Mass Times: Sat: 5pm, Sun: 9 & 11 am Children’s Liturgy during 11am Mass Father Andrew Shim Presbyterian Kemptville & Mountain Pastoral Charge Minister Rev. Samer Kandalaft 10:45 a.m. - St. Paul’s Kemptville, 319 Prescott St. - Sunday Service and Church School 9:15 a.m. - Knox Mountain Sunday Service St. John’s United Church (400 Prescott St.) 10:00 a.m. service - Reverend Lynda Harrison
The Anglican Parish of Oxford “A BIG Country Welcome” • St. Andrew’s - Garretton • St. Peter’s - North Augusta • St. Anne’s - Oxford Station The Reverand Lee McNaughton 613-290-5989 Bishop's Oxford Pastoral Charge 10:00am Service 1st and 3rd Sundays St. Andrew's United Church in Bishops Mills 2nd and 4th Sundays Oxford Mills United Church Reverend Mary Lou Shortill
Free Methodist North Grenville Community Church (2659 Concession) 10:30 a.m Sunday Service 613-258-4815 Senior Pastor Reverend Daniel C. Massey www.ngccfm.ca St. Andrew’s United Church - Heckston 256 South Gower Drive 11:00 am Service Reverend Blair Paterson & Reverend Victoria Fillier
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Christmas Eve services at St. John’s United Church 400 Prescott St. Kemptville: 7 p.m. Telling the Christmas story in music and word by the Senior Choir and Youth 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion
Holy Cross Church Welcomes You! Wednesday: 24th December 2008 5:00 p.m. Children’s/Family Mass • 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass • Midnight - Midnight Mass - Thursday: 25th December 2008 • 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Mass - Holy Cross Church – 505 Clothier St (W), Kemptville
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 6:30pm. Sixth Annual Children’s Holiday Concert 2 P.M. Saturday, December 27, 2008 - Municipal Centre Theatre - Kemptville
Kemptville & Area Walking Group. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre at 9am. Also Dec. 31 and January 2.
January - Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is hosting a weekly drop in for all girls aged 6 to 13. In partnership with the Brockville & Area YMCA, Girls Inc. will be hosting a drop in every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm starting January 8th, 2009. For more information or if you are interested in supporting this new initiative please contact Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-345-3295 ext: 2,2
January at 7pm, NG Municipal Centre - The Municipality of North Grenville is proud to bring Jan Bonhomme to Kemptville for a FREE seminar focusing on Working Together and Community Growth. Info Krista 613-258-9569.
Join Canadian Blood Services on Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Merrickville Community Centre from 1:30 to 3:30 & 5:00 to 7:30pm. It's never too early to book an appointment, to help secure the blood supply and make the upcoming clinic a success: Call 1 888 2 DONATE today.
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RECURRING EVENTS VOLUNTEERS needed at Bayfield Manor Nursing Home. If interested please contact Florence, 613-258-4195. Kemptville Home Support is looking for volunteer drivers for local and/ or long-distance drives. Reimbursement to driver is 40 cents per km. Also needed, help with Wednesday Luncheon. Time commitment can be one hour per week, or per month. Please call Bev at 613-258-3203. The North Grenville Toastmasters meet the first, third and fifth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the W.B. George Centre at Kemptville College. For more information, call 613-258-7155. Parkinson’s Society support group meets at Kemptville District Hospital every third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in the classroom beside the boardroom, 2675 Concession Rd., Parking $2. 613-7229238. TOPS Tuesdays: 6:15pm Party Room at Jonssons Independent, Kemptville, Info: Beverly 613-258-3658. Mixed Adult Basketball : Everyone 18 and over is welcome to come play basketball at the Holy Cross School Gymnasium from 7-9pm on Tuesday nights. This is a fun, friendly night of basketball open to people of all skill levels. Cost is $5/ night, call Samantha or Jeff at 613-2581847 for more info.
Kemptville And District Home Support has several useful items available for sale at very reasonable rates. They include the following: Bath Tub Grab Bars - $5.00, Bath Tub Chair with Back - $20.00, Transfer Bench with Back - $50.00. Also included are canes, walkers and wheelchairs. Call the Centre at 258-3203 if interested. Bridge: Every Thursday afternoon 1:30-4pm in the Library at Sam Jakes Inn, Merrickville. Call 613-269-2552 for more information. Senior Womens Competitive team looking for players. Play in ODWHA and every Friday night in Spencerville. Please contact Laura 613-925-4257 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We need You! The Rideau Seniors’ Centre is actively looking for volunteer drivers to assist with our various programs including Transportation, Meals on Wheels, and our many social recreational activities. Training and mileage reimbursement is provided. For more information, please contact Bev Johnston at 613 692-4697 Every Thursday: North Grenville Business Builders meeting at the Long Reach Restaurant from 7 to 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Al at 613-258-7894 or Anita at 613-258-0338. Good Food for a Healthy Baby: Mondays from 2:00 to 4:00, facilitated by Connections at the Ontario Early Years Centre. Please call Joanne at 1-877-901-5515 for more information.
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All I want for Christmas is.. I teach my parents karate. I have been good this year. I would like a purple monster webkinz and the movie Wall-E. I have chocolate dip cookies and a carrot for your reindeer.
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From Jack Grade 1 Holy Cross
How are you and your reindeer? My name is Jack and I am 6 years old. I live in Kemptville. I am a fast runner at racing. I have been very good this year for Christmas this year I would like a remote control helicopter. I love you Santa.
Dear Santa, How are you and your reindeer? My name is Max and I am 6 years old. I live in Kempville.
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When you head out to celebrate this Holiday Season, use your head. If you plan to drink alcohol, you can avoid a disaster by appointing a designated driver, calling a cab or using public transportation.
We will be waiting for you. If you drink DON’T DRIVE Period. IMPAIRED DRIVING: STILL A PROBLEM
mpaired driving remains a significant road safety, health and economic issue in Canada. Through the 70s and 80s significant progress was made in reducing the numbers of drivers on the roads who had been drinking. However, since the mid 90s, there has been very limited progress made in reducing the carnage on our roads.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, all levels of government have been working together on impaired driving through the Strategy to Reduce Impaired Driving (STRID) of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). Governments are continuing to strengthen policies and programs to address impaired driving with medical assessment and treatment, alcohol ignition interlocks, administrative licence suspensions and vehicle impoundment. The Criminal Code of Canada has been amended to increase the penalties under the Criminal Code, streamline the law and authorize the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to deal with drug impairment. However, more work needs to be done, including looking at other impairing factors such as examining fatigue and distraction. Legislative options include the use of Random Breath Tests, mandatory testing after a serious collisions and the best way to deal with low-level Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) drivers. Possible improvements in alcohol ignition interlock programs include increasing their use and the development of the next generation of devices, which operate passively. Maintaining and supporting enforcement efforts by our police partners is a key requirement to remind drivers of all ages of the serious criminal, financial and injury risks an impaired driver faces.
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CELEBRATING THE SEASON: The Kemptville Youth Centre hosted a Christmas party last Thursday. On behalf of the board of directors, the staff and the youth of Kemptville, we extend our thanks for your support and best wishes for the new year. It is thanks to community support that we can offer free programming to the youth of Kemptville. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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The President’s Club Carole Rigby with Kemptville Truck Centre Limited President Gerald K. Tallman
AND/ OR Skating and a Movie: North Grenville Municipal Centre Regular Programming will start January 5, 2009 The Youth Centre Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Gerald K. Tallman, President Kemptville Truck Centre Limited is proud to announce that the following employees have achieved recognition from our parent organization International Truck and Engine as members of Diamond Club for 2008. Diamond Club represents those who have achieved the highest levels of accomplishment in Parts, Sales and Service.
Each year a select few rise above the highest standards set by Diamond Club to reach President’s Club status. President’s Club is truly a unique and superlative accomplishment that the winners have worked diligently to achieve. We are pleased to announce that Carole Rigby has for 2008 been named to this select group. All of the winners will be recognized for their accomplishments at the annual Diamond Club event to be held January 2009 in Miami Beach Florida.
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