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It has been another fulfilling year for the Friends of the North Grenville Public Library, thanks to the ardent support of the residents of North Grenville and environs. I am forever amazed at the degree of involvement prevailing along us. A sizable number of individuals have become full-time volunteers; another group is hovering in the anteroom, always ready when asked. Never have I encountered such benevolence! The alternative, of course, is zilch â€“ nothing. If the latter were a reality, what a dismal society this would be. An example of a labourintensive undertaking necessitating the involvement of hundreds of volunteers is the annual North Grenville Book Fair coordinated by Shelley Gerber and Peter Green. The collaborative spirit engendered by Community Living North Grenville, Friends of the North Grenville Public Library, and the Ferguson Forest Centre, is a
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Ferguson Forest Centre wraps up 2008 on a high not, looking forward to succesful '09 It has been a busy year for the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre (FFFC), including trail clean-up projects, guided tours on Ferguson Forest Centre trails and various fundraising projects. The FFFC hold two clean-up days in the Ferguson Nursery Forest, one in April and one in October. Volunteers pick up the debris, ranging from candy-bar wrappers to old TV sets, dropped or dumped along the trails. They also clear some of the smaller debris left by Mother Nature such as broken branches. Downed trees have to be cleared by qualified staff with the proper equipment. Between 30 and 40 volunteers regularly turn out to walk the trails, perform clean up activities and make repairs and improvements to some of the bridges. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who came to help out, and especially to the Municipality of North Grenville for making it easy to dispose of the collected garbage. On May 10th and November 1st, members of the FFFC gathered at the Forest Centre for our twice yearly “Walk in the Woods”. This is a fun event that gives members and local residents an op-
portunity to learn more about the natural history in the Ferguson Forest. Our 2009 spring walk will feature “Birds in the Forest” and the fall walk will focus on the changes that take place in the forest as it gets ready for winter. Our annual membership drive was held in May at Jonnson’s Independent Grocers and at the Food Basics grocery store. The drive was a great success, bringing new members to the Friends and providing information about the Ferguson Forest Centre and why residents should support it. The Friends extends our thanks to Jonsson’s and Food Basics for their continuing support. New Trail maps have been designed and produced and will be available in the new year, at the FFC, the OPP Station, the Municipality of North Grenville and Butler’s Victorian Pantry. The Friends have also purchased new trail markers for the Maple Trail, the Turtle Trail and the Management trail. The majority of these have been posted, with the balance to be done in the spring. The Friends were also active participants in both the Earth Day celebrations and in the Dandelion Festival. . At both of these events, the Friends continued to raise awareness about the Ferguson
Forest Centre, as well as allowing us to increase our membership and promote Friends through our art cards and T-shirts. This was the second year the Friends entered a float in the Canada Day Parade. The theme for the float was “Wings of a Dream”. The float was built by FFFC volunteers using potted stock from the Ferguson Forest Centre decorated with dozens of butterflies hand colored by students at Holy Cross Elementary School. Thanks kids. The Friends are one of several sponsors for the Forest Fair of Eastern Ontario and had two booths at the fair this year. One booth did a booming business selling coffee and fresh home made cookies, while the other booth provided information about the Friends and displayed our art cards and T-shirts. This year, the Friends also sponsored a quilt display as part of the Fair, and the event was very well received. The Friends hope to be able to include a quilt competition as part of the 2009 Forest Fair. The FFFC Annual General Meeting was held on October 23 at the Ferguson Forest Centre and we discussed the direction of the Friends for 2009 and welcomed in new members of the board, Katharine Church and Josee
Lavoie. The Friends also finalized their second Art and Photography Challenge in October of this year. The art cards produced from the winning entries are available for purchase at the Ferguson Forest Centre, or by calling Colleen Morris-Wilson at 613258-4400. The winning entries were: ¨ Category: A Study In Black And White. First Prize – “Winter Grey” by Ashlyn Lecombe, Second Prize – “Branching Out” by Stephanie Sloan. ¨ Category: A Walk In The Woods. First Prize“Destination Unknown” by Patrick Brauneisen, Second Prize – “Winter Seen” by Trevor Harris and President’s Choice – “Fields of Dreams” by Patrick Brauneisen. The Friends plan to have a mid winter activity sometime in late February, so look for additional details concerning this event. At this time, the board of directors of the Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre, Colleen MorrisWilson, Linda Patchell, Sally Hamilton, Trevor Buck, Virginia Bourget, Katharine Church, Josée Lavoie, and Jim Beckett, would like to thank everyone for their continued support and to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and all the best for the new year.
Check out the Lions Club in '09 SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER We’d like to take this opportunity to say hello to friends and also to introduce ourselves those of you who may not be familiar with the Kemptville Lions Club. The Kemptville Lions Club is a small link in an international organization. We are an active group in the Kemptville area and work hard to fulfill our, and Lions International’s,mandate, which is “We Serve”. The Kemptville Lions Club, a member of the Community Service Council, supports many local causes as well as contributing to some national and interna-
tional programs. Locally we have provided support for the Kemptville District Hospital, the North Grenville Community Complex, bursaries to North Grenville District High School, and to St. Michaels High School, and organized the Kemptville Purina Walk for Dog Guides. We also support the CHEO Foundation and Camp Quality, a community camp for kids with cancer. Our illustrious choir, the Kempville Lions Singers, enjoy visits to local nursing and retirement homes. The residents report that they enjoy this periodic trip down memory lane. The Kemptville Lions
takes pride in their commitment to and participation in the ongoing Eye Care Project with several of our members going to countries which have a need for eye care. Destinations to date include Belize and Ghana. You will see us at many local activities and events including the Dandelion Festival, Blood Donor Clinics, selling Easter Bunnies, Dog Sled Races as well as others. The Kemptville Lions sponsored the recent Christmas Home Tour event with dollars earned going to the Kemptville District Hospital. Our focus will continue to be support and participation
in our local community in conjunction with a few select national or international projects. The Lions enjoy the work they do described as being a part of and “putting back into” our community. If you are interested in having a great time and making a real contribution to the area you live in, your energy and inspiration would be welcomed by our club. Please consider supporting the Kemptville Lions either through membership or when you see us at many local events. The Kemptville Lions would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
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Hello Kemptville! Well, sort of. I’ve been with the fine folks at The Advance for five months now but mainly working on one of our sister papers, the Ottawa South Weekender. A lot of you have already seen me moonlighting when the other reporters needed a hand. But we haven’t gotten to know each other yet. My name is Nathan and I love this job. After finishing up college with an internship at the Carleton Place Canadian, another paper in the ORMG chain, I really fell in love with the idea of being a reporter for a community newspaper. There’s always something special about rural life, especially this close to
the nation’s capital. While community newspapers have changed drastically in the last 50 years, even the last 10 years, one thing has remained the same: we’ve always been here. In this day of corporate ownership for almost everything, we’ve always been here. Now there are large changes coming to the paper, most of them in the editorial department. Our venerable editor and Canadian who’s who Doug Clark has moved on to hopefully relax a little bit while long-time Advance reporter Chris Hofley moves on in his life as well; we’re going to miss them both in many ways. Theresa Roach is leaving for a year to have
her fourth child; we wish her the best through 2009 and
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Unfortunately omnipresence is something that hasn’t been bestowed upon me or else I could promise to be everywhere to cover everything.
That’s why I’m going to repeat a refrain that I know Doug used more than once: I need your help. Beyond just letting me know about community events and news; help me cover it by sending in photos or short written submissions. I'm here for the long haul after having moved to be closer to the office (and let me tell you, living on Asa St. saves me a lot of time in the morning!) and I'm really looking forward to becoming an active member of the community; not just a reporter for the local newspaper. Thankfully the majority of our culture seems to take a deep breath as the New Year approaches, which will allow us a little more time
to become acquainted with each other. I'm hoping for it to be a long and healthy relationship; but I know everyone has their rough patches, so we'll ride them out together. 2009 will likely bring big changes with a shaky Canadian parliament and Barack Obama taking over the American presidency early in the year; don't forget about the wildly fluctuating world markets and the Ottawa Senators stink. But don't worry, Faithful Reader, because Kemptville and the area is special: there's always good news going on around us. I can only do my best to cover both aspects of the news for you.
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WELCOME The Chinese New Year that corresponds with our year 2009 (this gets complicated; bear with me) begins sometime in February. This is the Year of the Ox, according to Chinese astrology. The Chinese zodiac is based on this story: 12 animals were in a race across the river to meet the Jade Emperor. The cat and the rat were terrible swimmers, but smart and wily enough to know they could jump on the back of the ox in order to cross safely. Halfway across, the rat decided he had better push the cat off. That is why the cat hates both the water and rats to this day. Upon reaching the far shore, the rat jumped off the ox’s head and claimed first place in the race. The ox came in second. The strong tiger was third. The rabbit had jumped from stone to stone to cross the river, coming in fourth. The dragon came in fifth, the
snake came in sixth (by riding on the horse’s hoof) and the horse came in seventh. The ram, monkey and rooster combined their efforts to take eighth, ninth and tenth place. The dog came in eleventh, because he was busy playing in the water. The pig came in last, as he had stopped to eat and nap. This is just one condensed version of many. Every twelve years, the cycle repeats itself. Each of the Chinese zodiac animals is associated with various personality traits and characteristics that are said to be passed on to those born under their sign. People born under the sign of the Ox are said to be dependable, strong and determined. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe in hard work without shortcuts. They have a hard time respecting lazy individuals. The Ox is very trusting, with an open mind. He prefers to
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2009 – THE YEAR do his own research before in a specialized role that is he makes a serious decision, routine. Oxen possess a keen and he favours a few lifelong eye for detail and an admifriendships to rable work many casual THE ACCIDENTAL ethic. They acquaintances. work best The Ox on their FARMWIFE seeks comown. Peofort at home, ple born watching teleunder the vision or readsign of the ing. He prefers Ox make the great outgood politidoors when he cal leaders, is feeling ensurgeons, ergetic, spendmilitary ing time doing generals yardwork and and…hairgardening. dressers! The Ox is Napoleon strong and Bonaparte, healthy, but Walt Disthis can lead ney, Clark to a tendency G a b l e , DIANA FISHER to overwork. Richard WEEKENDER STAFF Must rememNixon, ber to incorpoRosa Parks, rate fun and relaxation into Princess Diana, Richard Burthe daily schedule. ton and Vincent Van Gogh The methodical Ox excels were all famous Oxen.
Change makes the Ox uncomfortable, so he will look long and hard for the right partner before settling down. He isn’t very sociable, doesn’t like large crowds and never wastes time with flirting. If you were born in 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985 or 1997, you were born under the sign of the Ox. Your birthday has to fall between February of the listed year and February of the following year, however, to correspond with the Chinese calendar. And then we get into the Yin and Yang characteristics and the 5 elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Metal. Those factors will all temper the personality of the Ox. 2009 is to be the year of the Yin/Yang Earth Ox, meaning balance, nourishment, stability and harvest. Perhaps this current time of recession will force many
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of us to focus on the things that are the most important to us: the relationships that ground us and make us who we are. According to Chinese astrology, the Farmer is a Fire Monkey and I am an Earth Monkey. Although we are direct opposites to each other in many ways (Earth and Fire), we do have many of the same characteristics that draw us together. We both love to laugh, and we are both extremely optimistic. Thankfully, my mate displays the mathematical and scientific traits that are listed under the sign of the Monkey: I seem to have been shortchanged there somehow. To find out more about your own Chinese astrological sign, visit http://www. tuvy.com/entertainment/chinese_horoscope.htm. And a Happy Year of the Ox to one and all! RESOLVE TO
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2008 marked 20th birthday for Salvation Army in Kemptville STEPHANIE GILMER SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER This year The Salvation Army marked their 120th anniversary serving this community. There have been many, many changes over that time but some things never change, like our profound desire to share the message of God’s love and forgiveness with all. Jesus said in Mark 14 that the poor will always be with us and we know that to be true even today. What thrills my heart is the generous response of this community and other communities in the area. A need is hardly uttered and there is some-
one, too numerous to name, wanting to help. THANK YOU! 2008 has been a very exciting and challenging year for us. As a result of community consultation and our Strategic Plan, we have identified that one of our major objectives is to relocate to a space that will accommodate our current needs as well as give us room to grow in the future. As well, it will be barrier-free so that all may come and not be held back by inaccessibility. We have been actively looking for space, either land to build or a building, and we covet your prayers and support as we endeavour to deepen our commitment in this community.
Words can never express our sincere appreciation for each one who has supported our work with time, money and prayers yet there remains much to be done. Our mission is “To be a transforming influence in our community and to help people recognize and develop their potential, by sharing the love of Jesus Christ through the compassionate provision of holistic support in cooperation with others.” If you would like to be part of our team and support our work in any of the ways mentioned above, please give us a call or drop by. We also have a website at www.kemptvillesalvationarmy.org. Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2009!
Bildson team, Salvation Army score big during Christmas spiel JIM DOLAN SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The team of Lloyd Bildson, Gary Blake, Ernie Fafard and Barb Machon may have won first place with 41.5 points in the annual Christmas Spiel at the North Grenville Curling Club. The real winner of this year’s event, however, is the Salvation Army. The club raffled a curling broom and raised $450 for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Kemptville. Brian Condon called out the winning ticket number and the lucky ticket holder was Graham Brooks. A half point separated the
winning and runner up team of Jim Dolan, Brian Wiggins, Mike Carpenter and Kim Blackburn. The high two game winning team was skipped by George Blake and the high one
The club raffled a curling broom and raised $450 for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Kemptville. game winning team was skipped by Dave Brown. There are far to many people to thank individually for
making the Christmas Spiel a success again this year so let me just say a great big thanks to all the volunteers and local businesses for their support. And finally, I want to say a special thanks to all the participants who bought raffle tickets or participated in the turkey toss, your acts of kindness will make this year’s Christmas more enjoyable for a number of families in our local community. It is not the number of gifts under a Christmas tree that are remembered, but the acts of kindness shown to others throughout the year and especially at Christmas that are cherished forever. Have a Merry Christmas North Grenville Curling Club; you have done yourself and your community proud once again.
Concert choir wows with Handel's SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER On Saturday December 13, the North Grenville Concert Choir and members from Divertimento Orchestra of Ottawa blended their talents to perform an enjoyable and moving rendition of George Frederick Handel’s Messiah. The venue was Manotick United Church. The first time this choir and orchestra performed together was in December 1997, providing a rare opportunity for residents of Kemptville and area to hear a live orchestra. This December’s production is approximately the ninth joint project of the choir and orchestra. The great success of Friday night’s concert will be followed by a performance Saturday December 14 in Kemptville at St. James Anglican church. Divertimento Orchestra, under the direction of Gordon Slater, has a full membership of about 65 musicians but to accommodate the available space in smalltown churches, just 20 musicians provided delightful accompaniment and balance for the 47-voice choir. The only professional musician in this combination is director, Gordon Slater, who recently retired from a long and successful career playing the carillon in Canada’s Parliament. The dedication to excellence by choristers and musicians alike was very much in evidence this Saturday. Usually, when a big city orchestra accompanies a big city choir, the vocal soloists are hired professionals. The North Grenville Concert Choir is truly a community choir, so they traditionally draw soloists from the choir itself. Brad Bergen is a resident of Manotick who has performed with Greely Players, The Ottawa Valley Male Choir and several times with the NGCC. His tenor solo at the opening of the concert and his impressive contributions to the second half revealed his continuing work on strength and support of his already-fine voice. Bass solos were perfomed by Jim VanderMeer
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of Kemptville, who is a veteran tenor in the St. John’s United Church choir and in NGCC. He also sings with the Ottawa Valley Male Choir and the barbershop group, Basic Black. It was a wonderful surprise to hear Jim reveal the lower portion of his range in his concert debut as a bass. A real highlight was “The Trumpet Shall Sound” in which trumpeter Ted Jones provided the answering notes to Jim’s requests. Louisa Fraser joined NGCC in 2006 and performed her first alto solos Friday night. Like many members of this choir and this orchestra, Louisa took musical training as a child, and then her early adult life was too full of work and family commitments to do much with her musical talent. North Grenville and area are lucky to have her talents revealed and I suspect we will hear more solo work from her. While battling laryngitis, Louisa was accurate in pitch and timing and provided suitable emotion in her solos. Helen MacGregor has been performing soprano solos with NGCC since its beginning in 1997. She also sings with St. John’s United Church Choir. Some recent vocal coaching and extra efforts really paid off for Helen in the difficult runs of “Rejoice Greatly” and the solemn yet joyous “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth”. While not a physically big person, Helen showed once again how she can fill a sanctuary with beautiful, soaring notes.The NGCC rehearses under the direction of Jim Watson, who has lived most of his life in and around Manotick and Kemptville. Since the tradition is for the choir director to turn over the choir to the orchestra conductor, Jim continues to make a contribution in concerts as a member of the choir’s tenor section. There was a real family connection there as Jim’s new wife, Nancy Gordon, was the local producer, supervising the efforts of a dedicated and effective team of volunteers from Manotick United. Community participation was also evident prior
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to the concert as two people who were setting up sound recording equipment, then appeared in the orchestra as oboists, Judith Pentinga and John Worrall. NGCC choir manager, Helen MacGregor, Divertimento Orchestra manager, Elsa Slater and Gordon Slater were even seen helping set up the recording equipment. The acoustic quality of the sanctuary carried the choral and orchestral sounds all the way to the back of the church, to the delight of patrons there. Gordon Slater expertly controlled the balance of harmonious sounds from the performers. The church congregation obviously welcomed this choir, orchestra and audience, in celebration of the advent season, as revealed by the generous spread of refreshments for all, following the concert. Handel’s brilliance is very evident in Messiah, as the individual pieces have such contrast musically and together they combine to tell a moving story of Christmas, then the rest of the life and death of the Messiah. The choir members obviously enjoyed themselves, watching their soloists with admiration, paying close attention to their conductor, smiling widely when they could and moving their bodies to the beat of the Hallelujah Chorus. Touching solos were interspersed with rousing wholechorus pieces, to create a diverse and interesting offering that kept the audience in a state of anticipation. At times you could feel the vibrations of the double bass, bassoon, organ, cellos and timpani with the bass and tenor singers, then be treated to a strong, well-blended alto and soprano chorus. After such a successful concert, this choir and orchestra are looking forward to their next opportunity to return to Kemptville and possibly Manotick or Merrickville in the spring of 2009 with a performance of Rutter’s Requiem. Due to the sold out performances of “Messiah” at both Manotick and Kemptville, the North Grenville Concert Choir has been able to raise $1000.00 for the Salvation Army Christmas Hampers.
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St. James Anglican Church celebrates Christmas in style SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The large Christmas tree in the Church was provided by Ken Mews and decorated by the young people, and the not so young. It is a beautiful addition to the Christmas floral decorations. Thank you to all who contributed. St James Parishioners
gathered on Christmas Eve to remember the meaning of the season. The Church was filled for both Services; the Family Service at 4:00 pm where the children participated in the story of the birth of Jesus by bringing figurines to the crèche at the front of the Church as the story was read out; and the Choral Eucharist Service at 9:00 pm with the choir’s beautiful music highlighted
by the “Holy Night” solo by Heather Mullen. Last Sunday, Dec 28th a Service of Lessons and Carols was held at 10:00 am. Thank you to everyone who made the Services so meaningful for all of us. The large Christmas tree in the Church was provided by Ken Mews and decorated by the young people, and the not so young, after the 10:00 a.m. Service on Dec 21st.
It is a beautiful addition to the Christmas floral decorations. Thank you to all who contributed. The special Christmas Friendship Lunch, which was a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, held on Friday, Dec 19th, was most successful with over 100 appreciative patrons served. The luncheon also featured a musical interlude by the “Singin’, Swingin’, Seniors
Choir(Fran – I hope I got that in the right order!) which received a standing ovation. The lunch was a joint effort by the area Churches and the Salvation Army and a warm thank you to all who worked so hard to provide a Christmas present to the community. Parishioners and friends of St James gathered in two busses last Sunday evening, Dec 28th for a trip to Upper
Canada Village to view the lighting display. The busses left the Church at 4:00 pm and returned at 8:30. The displays at the Village were most impressive and everyone was most appreciative. Many thanks to the trip organizers; Rachel Tennant; Sandra and Richard Bole. A very happy New Year to all.
Kemptville Little League marks end of 2008 season with fun day SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER 159 participants, 116 scheduled games, 14 teams, 6 divisions, 1 dunk tank: priceless. Kemptville & District Little League organized another successful season of baseball in 2008. From ages 4 to 14, mixed teams of boys and girls in North Grenville enjoyed this low-cost sport. While the weather wreaked havoc on the schedule, most teams managed to
make up games as the season progressed. A Fun Day on July 12 – complete with the ever popular dunk tank – closed out the season for those teams that played exclusively at Riverside Park. Travelling teams that visited other local communities played baseball until the end of July. Team #1 in the Major division won the year-end Upper Canada Little League tournament to finish their season.
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Applications for the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Bursary Program are being accepted. If you are a student who is currently attending college, university or any other postsecondary institution, you may qualify for a bursary of up to $500 per each academic year. Applications must be received by Provincial Command before the last Friday of March /09. ELIGIBILITY Canadian and Commonwealth War Veterans and their children and grandchildren.
Ladies’ Auxiliary members and their children and grandchildren.
Ordinary and Life members of the Royal Canadian Legion and their children and grandchildren. Associate members of the
Application forms may be picked up at high school guidance departments or at
branches of the Royal Canadian Legion. For further information contact the Legion Branch nearest you or Douglas Brunton Zone G-3 Bursary Chairman at 613-2585111 . E mail email@example.com
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Keeping the Relay For Life spirit alive SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER As family, friends and neighbours gather to celebrate the holiday spirit, Sarah Robertson, Chair of the tenth Relay For Life in Lombardy wants to remind local residents, that the holidays present a perfect opportunity to talk to the people you know and encourage them to take up the fight against cancer by registering a Relay team. Online registration is now open at www.cancer.ca/relay
and some teams have already signed up. It is often during the holidays that those who have family or friends battling cancer want to do something special. Others, who have lost loved ones, miss them the most. For Sarah, she misses her mother Margaret Gale. Margaret Gale was a cancer survivor who believed in fighting back against the disease. Gale was a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society since 1991 and re-
ceived the Society’s Medal of Courage in 2005 for showing unusual courage in her personal battle with cancer and contributing to the cancer movement. She was the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life Survivor Chair for the 2000 event at the Lombardy Fairgrounds. It was at this event that Sarah witnessed her mom in action. “I saw how she pulled local cancer survivors together, getting them excited and motivated to help find a cure
for cancer,” Robertson recalls. Sadly, Margaret Gale passed away in November 2006. Inspired by her mother’s contributions, Sarah continued the family tradition of fighting back against cancer by volunteering for Relay For Life. Through the years, Robertson has taken on a series of volunteer roles related to the event. This year she is taking on the new challenge as the chair of 2009 Relay For Life Steering Committee. “Per-
sonally, our family continues to struggle with cancer so we’re more motivated than ever to be a part of Relay,” says Sarah. The money raised through Relay For Life is used to help fund research on all types of cancer; provide cancer information; offer support services to people living with cancer; prevent cancer through healthy lifestyle and riskreduction strategies; and advocate for healthy public
policy. The 2009 Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life events are set to take place on June 12 in Lombardy and June 19 in Brockville. It will be the 10th year of the event in Lombardy and promises to be a grand celebration. Why not use the holiday season to get an early start on organizing a team of family and friends. Visit www.cancer.ca/ relay to register your team today.
Warrant executed in NG, weapons seized (KEMPTVILLE) - On December 17th, the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit, Grenville County OPP, the OPP Emergency Response Team and OPP Canine Unit executed a search warrant at 2570 River Road in the Municipality of North Grenville. The owner of the property, Paul Robinson, age 45 was arrested without incident. Six firearms were seized along with a quantity of ammunition and two crossbows. Robinson was charged with six counts of unauthorized possession of
a firearm. Mr. Robinson was released on a promise to appear with undertaking to attend Kemptville Court on the March 4th, 2009.
CarePharma recently made a donation of $863 to the Beth Donovan Hospice, which was collected throughout the year. Pictured are Denise Dobson(Front Shop ManagerProxim CarePharma), Beth Donovan (Executive Director), Kate Kalin(Marketing/Communications-Proxim CarePharma), and Dawn Rodger (Assistant Executive Director-Hospice)
The Provincial Weapons Unit (PWEU) is a Joint Forces Unit under the direction of the OPP. In the East Region, PWEU membership is comprised of Ot-
tawa Police and the OPP. Provincially, PWEU is comprised with most major municipal police services including Canada Border Services Agency and an
Attache from the Bureau Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The PWEU is an investigative unit that offers assistance to all law enforcement agencies in
firearms investigations. The mandate of PWEU is to identify and take enforcement against persons involved in the illegal movement of firearms, ammunitions and explosives. Anyone with any information on the above occurrences is asked to call Grenville County OPP AT (613) 258-3441 OR Crime Stoppers at 1-800-233TIPS. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and all tips are confidential.
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Reader recounts history of her house SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The exterior restoration was carried out on Adam J Dixon (name sake of Dixon’s Corner’s) & Wife Elizabeth (Harkness, sister of Dr. John Harkness) house, in summer 2007. The Triple Brick Georgian was constructed on the corner of the center commons lot (owned by the family), between the late 1850’s-1864. Adam Johnson Dixson, 24, and Eliza Harkness, 20, applied for their marriage lic in 1848, and were married in 1849. They were recorded on the property in the 1851 Census, Adam listed as a merchant. The home served as Hotel and operated a General store. In later years it hosted the post office (recorded by Canada Post). Adam J Dixon served as Township treasurer in 1851 – 59-62, as well, Deputy Reeve 1852 (as recorded in the Farmers Almanac’s in the corresponding years). Adam passed in 1864. Elizabeth with her son Godolphus D. Dixon (also a local politician), oper-
After the restoration, this is what the house looks like today.
2008 Caring Community Tree of Lights
(as of December 1st, 2008)
ated the Hotel and post until Elizabeth’s passing in 1890. Godolphus D. Dixon continued the hotel & post till he passed in 1905 leaving all to Isabella Dixon – his wife. The property hosted the post till 1912. Isabella sold the family home in 1914. Mention of Adam J and the home’s construction, are noted in the book “the Story of Dundas County”. A few interesting side notes:Adam, Elizabeth, their children and families, are buried in the Harkness Family Cemetery. Albert Dixon’s (s/o Adam & Elizabeth - managed the Harkness family farm for Dr. John Harkness) son (Rev John Harkness Dixon, born in our home ), was named Bishop of Montreal: 1943 – 1962 Metropolitan of Canada: 1960 – 1962. Elizabeth Dixon is recorded in the Sessional Papers/Parliamentary Papers, as receiving a Tavern License in 1869 for a fee of $5.00. The home and residents are recorded in the various capacities listed, in community listings - Canadian Directories located online - Library and Archives Canada.
Beaudoin, Louise – In memory of Ryan Flinn (Son), Jennie Flinn (grandaughter) and Brenda O’Neil (friend) Berry, Louise & Family – In memory of George Berry and Audrey Beach Bilodeau, Ghislaine – In memory of Pierre Forget Boucher Family – In memory of Gussie Abbott, Percy Boucher & Tyler Dillon Brown, Bryan – In memory of Cliff Theriault, Keith Cameron and Ronnie Brown Brown, Peter & Vicki – In memory of Fred & Thelma Brown, Ernie & Winnie Stokes and Phyllis Stott Cooper-Mason, Gayle & Bob Mason – In memory of Mary Black, Jeanette Stewart, Dick Cooper, Peggy Cooper, Don Cooper and Jane Cooper Desroches, Linda & Victor – In memory of Melanie Desroches, Julia Finnie and George T. Finnie Dillon, Jack & Debbie & Kelly – In memory of Tyler Dillon, Randolf & Betty Dillon and Charlie Spiruda Dool, Lois – In memory of Lorne Dool Durant, Verna & Family – In memory of William L. Durant, Winnifred Durant and Mae Durant Groskopf, John & Elaine – In memory of Nona Price Hall, Bonnie – In memory of Mrs. Krista St. Louis (niece), Mrs. Jane Manten and Mrs. Phyllis Thorpe Hawkins, Carl & Linda – In honour of Matthew Hawkins, Victoria Hawkins and Carter Hawkins-Shields Holmes, Yvonne & Merle – In memory of Grant Leslie Holmes Hope, Sylvia – In memory of family members Jones, Betty – In memory of Keith Jones Kinnear, Jane – In memory of George Andrews, Lyda Kinnear & Jean Hollywood Ledbetter, Margaret – In memory of Joe Ledbetter Leeson, Diana (Fisher), Cathy & Maureen – In memory of Larry Leeson Legate, John & Beulah – In memory of Margaret Legate & Ruby McKibbon Mohr, In honour of Betty Allen Lavigne, Marty & Carol – In memory of Phil Lavigne and Helen & Scobie Wiggins McKinley, Sandra – In memory of Hermel Poitras Miller, Victor & Phyllis – In memory of Norman & Beryl Patterson, Hilda Patterson and Henry & Thelma Miller Neubauer, Jim & Denise – In memory of Walter Newbauer, Mary Whitﬁeld, and Thomas Whitﬁeld Payne, Josie & Carl – In memory of Roy & Violet Letts and Stella Bartholomew Perkins, Carole – In memory of Louise Thompson Perkins Family – In loving memory of Ron Perkins Pratt, Harry & Sheila & Family – In memory of Krista St. Louis & Patrick Pratt, Grandma Loughlin, Dr. Jackson & Betty Flay, Isobel Baker and Jacqueline Beaton Render, Susan – In memory of Joyce Baltzer, Budd Baltzer & Arthur Render Robinson, Susan – In memory of Betty Allen Rodier, Aida – In memory of Ernest Rodier Seymour, Marilyn – In memory of Ken Seymour Sloan, Audrey – In memory of Caroline Blaire, Irene Scott and Grenville Scott Stewart, Linda – In memory of Valerie Street Strong, Elizabeth – In memory of Scott Strong (nephew) Taylor, Helen – In memory of Lucie Dumouchel Thorpe, Bill & Lillian – In memory of Krista St. Louis Turcotte, Fred & Sylvia – In memory of our parents William & Urieth Turcotte, Wilfred & Mary Marshall and our son Jeffrey Turcotte VanderVelde, Beverley – In memory of Clarence and Alice Boal Van Allen, Margaret & Glen – In memory of Irvine & Alice Hough, Elizabeth & Bill Hutchins, Jean Ficko Van Vliet, Larry & Catherine & Family – In memory of Jack Van Vliet, Hyndman & Beatrice McMillan & James Downham White, Irwin & Muriel – In memory of Harry Workman, Gyneth Workman and Bonnie Verney 273288
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World junior gold a thrill for Smith By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Sixteen years later, it remains a huge highlight of Jason Smith’s hockey career. Then again, when you’re a teenager and you’re Canadian, representing your country at the IIHF World Junior Championship is literally a dream come true. Smith got his chance at the 1993 tournament in Gavle, Sweden, with a Canadian team that also included current Ottawa Senators teammate Dean McAmmond. It was a golden ride for Team Canada that year and it also started a streak of ﬁve straight WJC titles for the boys wearing the red
maple leaf. “Being part of a team that won is something that I’ll remember forever, that’s for sure,” said Smith. “Having gone through the evaluation camp (to make the team) and then going over to Sweden and getting the results we did was special. But you don’t really realize what a big tournament it is until after the fact.” For Smith, just getting the chance to play in the WJC “was exciting and an honour.” “Anytime you get an opportunity to play for your country, it’s special,” he said. “It was just something that you dreamed about as a little kid. To ﬁnally be able to
play in a tournament of that stature was great.” Host Sweden, with future National Hockey League stars Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund on its roster, was heavily favoured to strike gold on home ice. But that all changed when Canada stunned the Swedes 5-4 early in the tournament. “We weren’t sure what we were going to get (with our team),” said Smith. “The Swedes were hosting the tournament and were expected to do really well. We played them in our second game and it opened up the tournament for us when we beat them. “Back then, you just played seven games and whoever had the best record at the end won. We were lucky to play really well that game (against Sweden) and made it through the tournament and had the gold medal clinched before we played our last game.” As it turned out, a game against Japan proved to be the clincher, with Canada romping to an 8-1 victory against a nation with little in the way of a hockey pedigree. “It was interesting,” said Smith. “I think it was the ﬁrst time they had been in a major
competition like that and there were some players (on Japan’s roster) that had played in (Canadian) junior leagues against some of the guys. It was a great time to be a Canadian hockey player. As a kid, it was special to win a gold medal.” The tournament’s popularity has skyrocketed since then, to the point that a record-breaking 460,000-plus tickets were scooped up for the 2009 WJC being played at Scotiabank Place and the Ottawa Civic Centre. “I think it’s a different tournament every time it’s in Canada,” said Smith. “You pretty much get a large portion of the games sold out. And there is obviously a great passion for hockey here (in Ottawa). “It’s going to be big. There is a big fan following for junior hockey and there are people that are fans of the world junior tournament from around the world that will be there. It will be a great atmosphere for every game the Canadian team plays, for sure, and I think you’re going to see that some of the other countries have a great
passion for hockey as well.”
Look Who’s Coming New York Rangers Saturday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m., CBC
Markus Naslund Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images
The skinny: The Rangers rocketed out of the gate as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference from the get-go. Newcomers Nikolai Zherdev and Markus Naslund have been key offensive contributors to an attack that’s also received timely scoring from less-heralded Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros. Don’t forget about second-year Rangers Scott Gomez and Chris Drury, either. Longtime Senators star Wade Redden has been the biggest addition to a New York blue line that also features veteran Michal Rozsival. In Henrik Lundqvist, the Blueshirts own one of the NHL’s ﬁnest goaltending talents.
Senators on TV Jan. 3: at Toronto, 7 p.m. (CBC) Jan. 4: at New Jersey, 5 p.m. (TSN) Jan. 6: at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet) Jan. 8: at Boston, 7 p.m. (Sportsnet) Jan. 10: vs. N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. (CBC)
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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
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
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 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
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
St. Andrew’s United Church - Heckston 256 South Gower Drive 11:00 am Service Reverend Blair Paterson & Reverend Victoria Fillier
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Anglican St. James (Clothier W) 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Reverend Canon Peggy Hudson
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Kemptville & Area Walking Group. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre at 9am. Also and January 7,9. Baby Talk 1:30pm - 3:30pm Ontario Early Years Center
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 email@example.com or 613-345-3295 ext: 2,2
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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.
February - Diabetes and Insulin, at the Kemptville District Hospital Diabetes Clinic, Wednesday February 11, 8 a.m., ½ day group session. Register at (613)258-6133 ext.400. More info:www.kdh.on.ca.
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 email@example.com. 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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Village Kitten Rescue finds homes for stray kittens SPECIAL TO WEEKENDER
lage, thinking they can fend for themselves. They can’t. Cats are domestic animals. Homeless cats can die from exposure to the weather or starvation, be hit by cars, or become dinner for coyotes. Village Kitten Rescue or VKR in North Gower catches stray cats then spays
It’s a sad fact that when some people ﬁnd they cannot care for a cat, or a cat has unwanted kittens, instead of taking the cat or kittens to a shelter, they just let the cats go in the country or in a vil-
or neuters them, and tries to ﬁnd permanent homes for the kittens and cats. Others are neutered and returned to the farm or property where they were found to be fed by caretakers. “By neutering the population of stray cats,” says Paul Laﬂeur of VKR, “we’re making sure there are
no new kittens coming into the world to lead a short and nasty life. The capture and spay/neuter program is starting to make a difference.” In 2008 VKR took in more than two dozen cats and found homes for most, including several wild or “feral” cats, some of whom
proved to be adoptable. One kitten, 11-month-old “Reese” was seen in the wild hunting for rodents, was captured by a volunteer, spayed, and found to be quite sociable by her foster caregiver. By the end of the week the pretty little tortoiseshell was warm and comfortable in her new
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Passages BARBARA ANN LOUGH Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 in her 73rd year. She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband Alex, her dear children Kevin (Sheila) Cooper, Wendy (Roger) Tessier, June (Grant) Hayes, Brenda (Jeff) Clements and Shelley (Blaine) Wright. She will be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Troy, Tyler and Mike Tessier, Stefan Premate, Jennifer and Jeffery Clements and Jill and Sarah Wright, as well as her 9 great-grandchildren. Barbara is well known for Lough Crest Gardens, A and B Egg and Poultry, and Al’s Lemonade Stand and Elephant Tears at all the local fairs. She was an honourary life member of the Mountain and District Lions Club. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Winchester Funeral Home (613-7742120).
FOR SALE ALL STEEL BUILDINGS ....Canadian Made Since 1980. Beat the next price increase. 25’x40’, 32’x50’, 40’x60’, 50’x100’ many other sizes, Call NOW 1-800-504-7749 www.pioneerbuildings.com APPLIANCE SALE Washers and dryers from $350. a pair; fridges and stoves from $400. a pair. All reconditioned and warrantied. Also, in home appliance repairs. Reasonable rates. All work guaranteed. A&T Appliance and Repairs, 2 High Street, Carleton Place. 613-253-3557. HOT TUB (SPA) CoversBest Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-585-0056. www.thecoverguy.ca HOT TUB (SPA) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All shapes & colours Available. Call 1-866652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca MOBILITY SCOOTER BLOW OUT SALE!! Up to $600 off select models. Call SILVER CROSS for all your mobility needs. 613-231-3549 NEW FULLY Loaded Computer Only $29.99/month! EVERYONE’S APPROVED*. MDG Desktop or 15.4” Notebook, right to your doorstep from only $29.99/month: Intel Processor, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, 22” LCD Flat Panel, Windows Vista PLUS FREE 20” LCD TV with DVD! IN-HOUSE FINANCING (*Call for Conditions) 1-800-791-1174
FOR SALE SNOWMOBILE FOR SALE 1998 Polaris Indy XCR 600 Triple Triple. New track with 96 studs. $2,300 Call 613-227-1678
FIREWOOD FIREWOOD: $100 cord, delivered. Also green mixed hardwood, $95, delivered. Phone 613984-1183.
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REID’S MILLS: 1 bedroom house, 5 appliances plus air conditioning, $500 per month plus utilities. Available immediately. Phone 613-8262414 and leave message.
WANTED BOARDER: Hobby farm near Mountain. All privileges. Nonsmoker with pleasant personality. $400 per month. Phone 613-989-1449.
PIANO LESSONS - Royal Conservatory,Theory, ear training or just for fun. 20 plus years experience. Lessons at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Kanata or at my North Gower Studio. David Chin B.Mus., 613286-0351
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TWO STOREY, 3 bedVACATION room house in South SALES/RENTALS Mountain. Available January 1, $925. per COSTA RICA. Ocean, month plus utilities. river, mountain view esPhone 613-989-5348. tate lots. Affordable paradise, Excellent Terms. This month only APARTMENTS your Dollar equals US FOR RENT dollar (at par). Call Today! 1-800-993-0962 www.joyapacifica.com ABERDEEN APARTMENTS. one bedroom, 2nd floor, $820. per month, available immediately. Balcony, elevator, in quiet, adult only, security building, EDUCATION with laundry. Heat, hydro and cable included. 613-2839650. LOVE TO TRAVEL?
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MALAKOFF ROAD NORTH GOWER. 3 bedroom apartment in a CAR POOL/ large house set on 1 TRANSPORTATION acre lot. $980/month. LOOKING FOR RIDE 613-302-4874 from Kemptville to Algonquin College Woodroffe Campus starting ONE BEDROOM duplex January 5, 2009. Class- well suited to a single es from 8 to 5 - will person - ground floor no stairs, in share gas. Phone 613- level, Kemptville residential 853-0165. area close to shopping. Two car parking and a back yard. Comes with VEHICLES fridge, stove, clothes washer and dryer, plus 1999 PLYMOUTH Grand gas fireplace and an air No pets. Voyageur mini van. E- conditioner. renovated at tested Jan. 2008, lots of Nicely new parts, $1,200. OBO, $695.00 per month, includes heat, hydro and as is. Call 613-658-5755. water. 613-294-8605.
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From hybrids, technology, new vehicles and the environment, to saving money at the pumps.
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■ For Benz, eight is enough: Future high-performance models from Mercedes-Benz will not have more than eight cylinders as the German premium brand shifts its emphasis to smaller and more efficient turbocharged V8s and proceeds to kill its V12 lineup. The move mirrors BMW’s recent decision to drop its V10 in favour of a twin-turbocharged V8. According to Germany’s Autobild newspaper, Mercedes has already begun developing future models What will going to eight cylinders from without sufficient space for a V12, so the decision 12 do the performance of vehicles such is seemingly long-term and perhaps permanent. as the SL65 AMG?
■ Europe commits billions to lower-emission cars to help jump-start the economy: The European Union will pump the equivalent of about US $6.45 billion into the region’s auto industry to fund development of cleaner cars as part of a series of measures aimed at re-igniting investment and helping economic growth. The “European green cars initiative” will include research on new technologies “and smart energy infrastructures essential to achieve a breakthrough in the use of renewable and non-polluting energy sources, safety and traffic fluidity,” a European Commission document said. The scheme will be financed by the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and industry. ■ Solar company makes bid for General Motors’ Opel brand: There are signs, albeit modest ones, that automaking is moving in the direction of “green” construction, with or without the North American Big Three and the major European manufacturers. One of the most intriguing developments was a planned bid by SolarWorld, a German maker
Models currently featuring the 6.0-litre V12 include the S600, CL600, SL600, S65 AMG, CL65 AMG and SL65 AMG. In addition, Mercedes’ AMG performance offshoot is working on a plug-in electric powertrain that will hit the market in 2012. A traditional gas/ electric hybrid system (where an electric motor and gasoline engine drive the vehicle), dubbed BluePower, could arrive even sooner.
range electric-drive vehicles that combine electric motors and combustion engines in a highly efficient manner.”
The Opel Antera, pictured, is also a Saturn Vue in North America. If Opel is sold, what will become of Saturn and its product line here?
of “photovoltaic” equipment with about 2,000 employees, to take over operations belonging to General Motors in Germany, operating under the Opel brand name. SolarWorld is one of the largest companies of its kind and insisted that its bid, which it announced Nov. 19, and said was worth about the equivalent of US $1.3 billion, was credible and that it had what it takes to be a car company. SolarWorld said its expertise could enable it to “offer electric drive and hybrid drive vehicles in the future as well as models equipped with the latest technology like extended-
■ Where are all the extra cars? Sitting in dry dock: American shipping ports, like most businesses, have suffered in the recent economic downturn. At the Port of Long Beach, shipping volume is off 10 per cent from last year and unwanted cars from abroad are stacking up on the docks. Not needed by dealers and buyers, thousands of cars worth tens of millions of dollars are being warehoused on increasingly crowded port property. And for the first time, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, and Nissan have each asked to lease space from the port for these orphan vehicles. ■ Electricity is the wave of Ford’s future: Ford is set to introduce two new gas-electric hybrid models — the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan — in early 2009, but the
Gas-electric hybrid vehicles such as the Fusion are just the beginning for Ford. Full electric vehicles are on the way, including a version of the upcoming Transit Connect, left.
Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker says that that’s just the beginning. Ford plans to launch its first battery electric vehicle (BEV), a commercial van, likely based on the upcoming Ford Transit Connect, and a battery-powered sedan by 2011. A full line of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids are on the drawing board, scheduled to be in dealers by 2012.
Shift Points Fewer trips to the gas station: If you need to fill up, fill up all the way. The more money you try to save by adding $10 today and then $20 tomorrow will be wasted since each time you will have to travel to the station and wait for a pump. Instead, do it all at once to save time and money.
Down to half that amount in Canada, the United States is also feeling some relief. Gas in many areas there is now $1.70 a gallon, a far cry from $4 this summer. Interestingly, as a result, some dealerships are seeing a rise in big sport-utility sales. Here we go again?
Crude reminder: Advocates of energy conservation and renewable fuels might be the only ones looking back nostalgically on the days of $1.40-a-litre gasoline. 272454
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