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Fetherston residents get answers in next few weeks NATHAN JAHN

WEEKENDER STAFF The wait is almost over for residents of Fetherston Park. A verbal report to council, sitting as committee of the whole on Monday night, from the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Andy Brown said that council will be privy to a confidential briefing sometime next week with details coming to the public at the Feb. 2 meeting of the committee. Unfortunately, it seems the residents this will affect have been kept in the dark. “It would be nice if they would say ‘this is where we’re at right now and this is where we’re standing’,” said Maryann Bell, president of Fetherston’s community association. “We are doing our best and this is where I believe we need to have patience and just have faith that something good will come out of this.” Fetherston residents were told in October that unless a suitor came forward to buy the park, the municipality would be forced to begin legal proceedings that would see residents booted from the park; this is because there are standing Ministry of Environment (MOE) orders to repair faulty septic systems. Throughout the process, the municipality has made it very clear it does not want to get stuck in a situation where it has to assume ownership of the park and the problems that go with it. However, Brown confirmed at the committee of the whole meeting that there have been a number of interested parties who have come in and submitted proposals. The municipality needed to gauge the level of interest and find out how serious suitors were before making a decision. Bell has placed a great deal of hope in Richard Pellerin, of London, Ont.-based SCO-TERRA Consulting Group, who came in and made it clear to residents that he was interested in a long-term commitment. “Mr. Pellerin has said he’s in it for the long-haul,” said Bell. “To me that’s a good feeling.” Continue to look in the Weekender for further updates.


NOW BREATHE DEEP: Elizabeth Greenberg, the medical training officer with the Kemptville Fire Department, tries out new equipment on Murphy while Dr. Henry Ceelen of the Grenville-Dundas Veterinary Clinic looks on. The equipment was given to KFD by the clinic as part of a province-wide initiative. For more, turn to page 2. 274768



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REGULAR COUNCIL Monday, January 26 th at 6:30 pm in the Council Cham bers, North Grenville Municipal Centre. For agenda inform ation, please contact the Clerk’s Office or the Municipal web site. COM M ITTEE OF THE W HOLE COUNCIL Monday, February 2 n d at 6:30 pm in the Com m ittee Room , North Grenville Municipal Centre.

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2009 BURN PERMITS Residents are rem inded that in accordance with By-Law 33-01, a Burn Perm it is required to conduct open burning on property located outside of the urban area. Burn Perm its for 2009 are available at the Municipal Office or at the Fire Hall at 25 Reuben Cres. Please contact the Fire Hall at 258-2438 for conditions prior to burning.

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WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS Please be advised that parking on Municipal roads is prohibited between 11:00 p.m . and 8:00 a.m . from Novem ber 15 th to April 15 th . A vehicle which is parked in a m anner interfering with snow clearing or rem oval operations m ay be issued a ticket and/or rem oved at the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense at any tim e. Please note that parking in any Municipal owned parking lot is prohibited between 11:00 p.m . and 7:00 a.m . all year round.

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The North Grenville Council was confronted, this week, with an angry resident concerned about the condition of Limerick Road. Emotions ran high at this week's council at a committee of the whole meeting as the township's publics works director took the brunt of the angry outburst. The issue revolves around the erosion and condition of the road that has been slated for improvements by past councils however little has been done to date to fix the road... The North Grenville Public Works department has raised the possibility for the use of clear plastic garbage bags. The issue has been the subject of research by the township's Waste Reduction Committee... The Junior Farmers Association of Ontario has been having fun while sharing with others since 1914. The association is currently growing with more and more rural residents joining up. For more information about the junior farmers association please call 519-780-JFAO or check out their website at The Kemptvile 73's lose a squeaker to the Ottawa Junior Senators on the weekend. The local team is now in second-last in the CJHL standings. Pembrooke sits in first place with 70 poiints while Kemptville slides down wih 28 points...


A generous donation Kemptville Fire Department Chief Tim Bond and medical training officer Elizabeth Greenbank stand alongside Dr. Lynn Lambourne, Dr. Henry Ceelen and Murphy after receiving oxygen masks designed for animals, on Tuesday afternoon.

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TAKING There is little to compare to the sometimes high drama in a local council meeting. Believe it or not, those bimonthly meetings are what make the community work and from time to time the mundane business of running a township or municipality takes on a bit of colour. The issue in Kemptville last week was that a resident who had been complaining for years about the condition of a road felt that his concern was not shared by anyone around the council table. Of course a bit of research turned up the fact that this current council had nothing to do with the failure of past councils to address the issue. The same complaint could be imagined in many mu-


nicipalities across Ontario where the mighty beaver, unplanned early settlement and road building and wetland environments all come together. Councils do not come with a special magic wand that can change situations like this but they can over time, get the job done. The key factor is cost, of course, and these days any public works project has to be tempered with cost in mind. Over the years councils from Merrickville-Wolford all the way to EdwardsburgCardinal have had some of their older roads eroded away by water, beaver dams and wetlands. In each case residents feel left out and often ripped off.

The interesting aspect of these situations is that they often erupt into a shouting match between frustrated tax

will always include several similar scenarios. Frustration, misunderstandings and competing interests all play a role in citizens getting what


payers and trapped council members. Any serious research in the art of governance turns up the fact that human nature

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mention how loud you have to yell to get governments attention. In my experience you are lucky if you are dealing with local government. Often council members are full-time neighbours as opposed to full-time bureaucrats. They end up driving on the same road that you are complaining about. Creating a forward motion is about all that anyone can hope to achieve. After that the details remain subject to the knowledge and patience of those involoved. Regardless, the relationship between residents and councils remains one that can be incredibly pointless at times and very busy and rewarding at others.

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The 2009 Merrickville Winter Snowflake Festival is coming On Saturday, February 21st the Merrickville Winter Snowflake Festival will be held at the Merrickville community centre, fairgrounds, public library and outdoor rink. The day kicks-off with a pancake breakfast (donations to the Recreation Association), followed by both indoor and outdoor activities including art fun for children, a Guitar Hero dueling contest, Fiddling with Irish music “Fiddler’s Plus”, family skating, a hockey skills competition and scrim-

mages, serious snow golf (all ages – pre-register with Robyn 613-269-4493) and snow soccer for the kids in the afternoon. The afternoon brings a broomball game between the local fire department and villagers. Hot chocolate and wagon rides will round out the daytime activities. The festival ends off with live entertainment for the adults in the evening at the Legion in Merrickville at 8pm featuring “Big Act”. Special guests, the 1st Scouts of Merrickvlle, will provide snowshoe and winter survival demonstrations

all day and campfire treats and games too. A “Walk in the Woods” with the Merrickville Trails Group will take people and their dogs if they wish (on a leash) for a 2.5 km walk in the morning (Contact John 613-269-3935 for more info). Hiking and cross country skiing trails will take people around the fairgrounds and nearby trails. A special poetry/short story contest with the theme of “winter” is being distributed to youth in the community and schools and is a tribute to Grant Gallipeau. Grant was an exceptional

student and writer who’s creative mind and characteristic humour would have most certainly inspired many young people. He lost his life on April 21st, 2007 in a tragic accident. Grant’s parents have long been a part of the Merrickville community and the Merrickville Public Library will host this event. The deadline for entries is February 20th. For more information please contact Shannon at 613-269-4452. All day-time events are free with special thanks to our supporters - The Village of Merrickville/Wolford, The Royal Canadian

Legion Branch 245 and The Lions Club of Merrickville. Lunch and refreshments will be available courtesy of the Lions Club. The evening entertainment is modern and classic rock with tickets at $5.00. Community spirit and the outdoor activities of Canadian winter will promise a very fun day in Merrickville!! For more information, please contact Susan (Fleming) Wilson at 613-269-4509 or Robyn Griff at 613-2694493.

Looking for Spiritual or Theological Sustenance? (1) Every Wednesday from 11:00 AM until Noon, meditation using the method of Centering Prayer. (2) The first Saturday of each month beginning in February from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM meditation using the method of Centering Prayer. 3) Beginning Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God” featuring John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg - 12–Session DVD and web based study. There is no cost for participating. Contact The Reverend Michel Dubord for further information and to register for the DVD study.

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The Municipality of North Grenville is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the optimization and expansion of the Kemptville WPCP. The North Grenville Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan, completed in November 2005, identified the evaluation of optimizing the existing Kemptville WPCP, and provision of expanded (new) wastewater treatment capacity as key components of the preferred wastewater treatment and disposal alternative for accommodating future community growth. The Study – The purpose of this Class EA study is to evaluate opportunities to optimize the existing Kemptville WPCP for interim additional wastewater servicing capacity, and to identify a recommended design concept(s) for a future WPCP facility expansion. This study is being conducted in accordance with the process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association “Municipal Class Environment Assessment” for a Schedule “C” undertaking.


Any one interested in this study is invited to attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) being held to provide project information and to invite public and agency input and comment. th

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Veritable plethora of Proscenophobia SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The first item that should be mentioned doesn’t take place in February, and strictly speaking isn’t confined to theatre! On Saturday January 31 Perth’s Studio Theatre is hosting a talent show featuring actors, dancers, singers, bands – you name it - under the title Perth Has Talent. The show will be MC’d by Brian Perkin of CHLK; Lake 88 Radio, and promises to be an amazing evening! Tickets are $12 from The Stone Cellar or the Book Nook, both on Gore St near the theatre, by calling the theatre at 267-SHOW, or for $14 at the door. February 3 is a special “Pay-what-you-can” PreOpening Night Benefit for the Youth Action Kommittee and the Lanark High-

lands Youth Centre, of the Orion Theatre Company’s production of Mel Brooks smash hit, The Producers at the Myriad Centre for the Arts, in the Old Perth Shoe Factory in Perth. Featuring a ten-piece orchestra under the baton of Peter Woodwark and a cast of 19 actors, dancers and singers under the direction of Heidi Stepanek, this should be an amazing experience! The rest of the run is on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00 pm and the 8th and 15th at 2:00. Tickets are $23, from 613-267-9610 or myriad@ I must say, it’s good to see so many of our troupes getting into the young people’s theatre business – after all, that’s where the future, not only of our own troupes but also of Canadian professional theatre lies. In that

regard, next up is Almonte’s Valley Players Youth Troupe, who is holding a script read-through on Sunday February 1st from 12:30 to 3pm at the Old Town Hall. The play is called Rumpled Beauty and Her Seven Not So Good Looking Cousins – now, doesn’t that sound interesting? Rehearsals are to be held at the Old Town Hall on Sundays until the production date at the end of June. For further information please contact Tracy Julian at tracy.julian@ or 256-8336. The Mississippi Mudds have a busy season in prospect, to say the least. Bugsy Malone Jr is the Mudds first Youth Theatre Broadway Musical presentation and promises to be a great show, full of great songs, slick dialogue and slapstick comedy to keep the family entertained. It features a cast

and crew of talented 9 to 13 year olds and runs Feb 26, 27 and 28 at 7 pm as well as 2 pm on Feb 28th. Tickets are now on sale at Lux Photography, at 11Lake Ave, Carleton Place. Next, a new “comedy Murder Mystery”, Without A Hitch will be presented at the Heritage Inn on March 6 and 7. On the audition/sign-up front, it’s back to Sunday, February 1, at 1 p.m in the CP Legion for a sign-up and information session for performers wanting to have a part in the Mudds’ Spring Gala; which will be presented on May 2. It will feature music from the past 35 years and a reprise of one of the first One Act Plays ever put on by the Mudds. If that isn’t enough, auditions for the comedy Don’t Look Down will be held on Wednesday Feb 18th at 8.30 p.m. at the CP Le-

gion. For more information on the musical presentation contact Louise at 613 253 4737 or for the play auditions contact Tony at 613 253 2007. Meanwhile, the Mudds’ choral group, the Muddsingers have started Monday Night rehearsals at St James’ Church in CP and will be giving a few concerts over the Spring months at local churches. They are always ready to welcome new singers. Contact Alina at (613) 257-8267. Over in Kemptville, rehearsals are under way for the Kemptville Players spring production, Proscenophobia (Stage Fright). The cast are eager and energized about presenting this juicy m u r d e r m y s t e r y, w h i c h has been pleasing audiences at communi-

ty theatres througho u t B r i t a i n a nd North America. Performances are scheduled for the North Grenville Municipal Centre on April 16/17/18 and 23/24/25. Over in Constance Bay, the Rural Root Theatre Company is in rehearsal for their up-coming production of Bull In a China Shop, although they are still looking for at least one “mature male” (isn’t everybody???) Rehearsals take place at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Ian Glen at 613-832-1225. The RRTC is also on the hunt for backstage crew and volunteers generally. For information, contact Vera Jones at vera@ or 613-8322745

CBS says 'thanks Merrickville!' SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER Canadian Blood Services welcomed 56 donors who attended the blood donor clinic at the Merrickville Community Centre. Amidst a very cold temperatures, M e r r i c k v i l l e residents faced the weather, bundled up, and rolled up their sleeves to donate blood. The need for blood of all

types is constant, and we are continuing our efforts to ensure Canadians receive the life-saving blood and blood products they require. And for someone in need, your blood donation is the difference between life and death. To the first time donors who visited our clinic, we look forward to seeing you again and invite you to bring along a friend to donate. In order to meet demand

for blood and blood products, we must recruit 9000 new donors across North/ East Ontario this year alone, so thank you for taking that first step in becoming a lifelong donor. A big thank you goes to the Merrickville United Church for their wonderful volunteers and sponsorship. A blood donor clinic would not succeed without the efforts of its volunteers

A blood donor clinic would not succeed without the efforts of its volunteers and communities commitment to saving lives.

and communities commitment to saving lives. We will be returning to Merrickville, on Friday, March 20, 2009 from 1:30 to 3:30p. m. & 5 to 7 p.m. at Merrickville Community Centre. 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.

2009 Snowarama for Easter Seals Children Get ready for the 2009 edition of the Snowarama Snowmobile Ride and Fun Day. The big event will be held on Sunday, February 1 at the Kemptville Snowmobile Klubhouse at the corner of Pattersons Corners and Oneil Roads. Registration will be held at the clubhouse from 8 am to 10 am. Breakfast is put on by the Kemptville Rotary Club and is $5. With a $75 pledge

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an auction. Pledge forms are available from KSK members, Rotary members, Licence Bureau, Royal Lepage, Dillabough's Arctic Cat, Oxford Mills Store and Randy's Automotive. The day is sponsored by the Easter Deals Society an d the Kemptville Snowmobile Klub and the Kemptville Rotary Club and Kemptville Legion.



February is Heritage Month SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER February is what can perhaps be described as a “swing” month. In our climate not much is going on in the growing department; though we often find ourselves staring at tree buds hoping to see a tell tale swelling of what could be the promise of an early spring. Our noses are in seed catalogues when we should be fumbling through tax receipts. Community winter carnivals pop up here and there to tempt us off of our bums and out into the cold air for a little exercise, socializing and most likely a bean supper, a Canadian tradition and a pleasurable pastime for dealing with the tedium of waiting for warmer weather. February then is a perfect time for both reflection and planning before we jump into the whirlwind of the Canadian spring and summer. The two seasons where Canadians try to cram as many activities as possible into a few short months that rocket past, before sending us into yet another winter. That is maybe why February has been given the designation of Heritage Month. By definition the word heritage can mean, property that is or can be inherited, something passed down from preceding generations –tradition-, the status given by a person through birth

– birthright. We as Canadians have at best a lackadaisical interest and at worst an abominable record when it comes to the wrecking ball and preserving our heritage. We routinely bulldoze centuries old buildings, and bomb out on quizzes that ask who our first Prime Minister was. Okay so you say you don’t have the time or resources to lobby for money to save a building and you are way too tired from making your own way in life to learn all of the names of the Fathers of Confederation. Fair Enough. So let’s step this heritage thing down a notch or two. Pour a cup of tea and take a look around your home. Is there a box or album of photos sitting in the corner? Have you taken the time to write the names, places and dates on the back of each photo? Is there a teapot in the cupboard that belonged to your grandmother? Is there a set of wood chisels or a fishing rod that belonged to your dad? The farm has been in the family for generations. Have you done a bit of research or written down the name of that first ancestor that broke the sod, or who owned that tea pot and rod? Then what about the family tree? No not the one with the swing on it, the one that contains the names of your ancestors. Jot down as much as you know and then go from there. Even if personally you don’t have a

burning interest to research your family history a slip of paper tucked away will be of immense help to a family member in the future who may be interested in genealogy. Which brings us to the quote, “We cannot know where we are going if we don’t know where we have been”. Heritage is not just about preserving the past in the form of tangible objects such as documents, keepsakes and buildings, but is

about looking to the future in that generations from now will have an understanding of the joys and hardships and lives lived of people long ago. Heritage/history is not just about tangible artefacts, but is about the people who forged and used them. A country’s heritage is most certainly defined by its traditions, its buildings both old and new, artefacts and documents, but as mentioned before, heritage is about peo-

ple. By preserving heritage we preserve the memory of family and of community and therein lies the basis of a country, a civilization. So as February’s blustery days blow in; grab a pen and pad and record your ancestral history. Begin a diary even at first you only record that Canadian past time of talking about the weather. Grab your camera and take some photos of your home and family, community, the countryside.

Did you know? Kemptville and District Home Support at 203 Sanders Street in Kemptville has something for everyone Monday to Friday each week. From weekly foot care clinics, group luncheons,

Bridge every Tuesday, memoire writing, internet use and instruction, and so much more you’ll want to check out their monthly calendar of events. If you are over 65, or have a physical disability, give the centre a call at 613258-3203 and see what is waiting for you this week.



Build your own heritage archive. No degree or certificate is required and someone down the proverbial road will quietly thank you for your efforts! Look up a local historical society and attend a meeting. Who knows, in no time at all you might just be reciting the names of those Father’s of Confederation! Thomas D’Arcy McGee, S. Leonard Tilley... Psst! It was Sir John A Macdonald.



What is a Chamber of Commerce? Chambers of Commerce What’s at the heart of the local economy and the backbone of a nation's economy? Chambers of Commerce. Celebrating and promoting the diversity and uniqueness of their communities. Chambers of commerce form the fabric of Canada. What Chambers are A Chamber of commerce is a Not for Profit business and community associations; not part of local, provincial or federal government, although often partners with government to accomplish the chamber mission. A Chamber is solely funded by membership dues and non-dues items such as events, sponsorships, contracts, and sales of various products and services and the vast majority of the membership is made up of small businesses to medium size businesses and also include many other organizations, such as service groups, hospitals and universities and other not for profit organizations.

one-stop shops for starting a business, getting elected to public office, or even finding a job. Chambers advocate for pro-business and important community legislation and form public and private alliances. Chambers are the primary source for businesses and individuals seeking information on the business climate in a community. Some chambers are the primary economic developer in their areas, responsible for marketing their community to recruit new businesses to the area. Some chambers are the primary tourism bureau for their area, responsible for marketing their community to tourists as well as attracting conventions and large events. Chambers may run large community events, such as restaurant weeks, golf tournaments, and festivals.

Chambers not only address economic issues, they provide leadership in civic and social programWhat Chambers Do Chambers of commerce provide opportunities for ming as well; addressing community members to make an impact on critical business issues, health care concerns, education, transportation, workforce quality and availability, and community issues. Together with other housing, and crime with innovative programs, talented leaders in business, community, and government, chamber members and professional research, coalition-building, and more. staff work to make the community a better place Today’s chamber of commerce, rather than being to work, live, shop and play by: narrowly focused on one particular industry, Building leading businesses issue, cause, or activity, focus on a broad range of activities that supports both businesses and the Building leading communities Types of specific programs, products and services community as a whole. that chambers offer include: Be Seen as part of and Invest in Community. Chambers provide: business-building programs for MSE; from trade shows to Join your Chamber of Commerce, today! procurement seminars or other training, Call us at 613-258-4838 - Email: to discounts on business-related goods or complete and services, to custom research, your application on-line at economic or cluster analysis, or local/ regional economic forecasts and offer

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Be Active in your Community - Serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors Director positions include commitment to the organization, including meeting monthly Board Meetings and support for Chamber initiatives; be a Chamber AmThis role offers Members the opportunity bassador and assist the Chamber in to increase their exposure in the Commu- building its Membership base; growing a nity; moving the Chamber’s mandate and strong ‘Voice of Business’ in North Grenville. mission forward and growing the Chamber to enable it to services its Please Send your "Reasons for Applying Members and the Community as a to become a Director on the Board" to whole. any of the members of the Nomination Read the Article on What is a Chamber Committee: of Commerce? this page to have a better Acting Board Chair - Linda Newson understanding of the uniqueness of this 2nd Vice Chair Dan Theus oldtowninteOrganization and its Role in our munity. Director John Wilson The Nomination Committee is looking for your submissions to bring forward as Executive Director Wendy Chapman nominees at the Chamber’s AGM to be or Contact the Chamber at 613-258-4838 held on Thurs. February 19, 2008. The Chamber is looking for dedicated Members to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2009-10 term.

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Organizing Trade Mission to India Foreign markets present enormous business opportunities for Ontario’s companies. One of those key markets for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is India. It is the OCC’s goal to increase Ontario’s profile and introduce Ontario exporters to the potential of this market. In 2005, the OCC profiled the India-China phenomenon at the fall 2005 Ontario Economic Summit. The Ontario-India Business Forum (OIBF) was created in 2006 as a process of meeting with like-minded Indian counterparts and discussing how Ontario can capitalize in this market. Then, in 2007, the OCC participated in the Ontario Premier’s mission to India. During this mission, the OCC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Confederation of Indian Business and Industry (CII) and followed-up with a meeting with the Indian Commerce and Industry Minister. Most recently, in 2008 the OCC released the report, Ontario-India Relations: The Infrastructure Dimension, which embarks on a study of India's infrastructure, how best to pursue the opportunities, and how to develop strategies that are mutually beneficial to the two jurisdictions. An OCC led trade mission is an important next step in accessing the Indian market. And so, the OCC is organizing a trade mission to India between the

end of March and the beginning of April 2009, for 10 to 15 companies. In addition to allowing people the opportunity to be more current about the available opportunities, this trade mission will focus on India’s energy and infrastructure sectors. The OCC asked us to let our members know of this opportunity, as soon as possible, and to tell them which of our members are interested. In addition, expected company goals and objectives would be important to know so that the OCC can address the selected companies specific needs. As the OCC is in the initial stages of planning, any information that we can provide, OCC, will give an early indication if this is something of interest and so that they can design and formalize the program. It should also be noted that for qualifying companies, the OCC will be able to assist companies with the cost under Export Market Access, their 50/50 cost sharing grant program ( If any of our North Grenville Chamber of Commerce Members are interested in this mission please contact: Lesley Cole, International Trade Consultant for the Ontario Chamber of Commerce at or 416-482-5222 ext 239.

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73's comes back twice to lose in SO NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF The Kemptville 73's were made of stern stuff, but coming back from two separate two-goal deficits wasn't enough on Suday. The team finished the second of two games against the Ottawa Junior Senators - both games were at the North Grenville Municipal

Centre. It was a rough series as the teams combined for 180 penalty minutes through the two games; four fights account for 120 of those minutes (players receive five for fighting plus an additional 10-minute misconduct). "The first game, we got behind on a couple of soft goals and the effort wasn't there," said head coach Chris Droeske. "We kind of

gave up." But after a few of the Senators "took liberties" with 73's players, the players responded in like. Captain Sam Hopewell scored three goals in the two games. The game Sunday was a relatively back-and-forth affair that saw the Senators take two separate two-goal leads, but the 73's managed to fight back from both on

the strength of two goals from Hopewell in addition to a goal from forwards Devin Cobbold (who also had an assist) and Alex Brenton. "On Sunday our boys were more prepared and the effort was there. It was a tight game," said Droeske. Unfortunately, when it came down to the shootout, the 73's couldn't find the back of the net. Hopewell, Brenton, Mi-

chael Rowbotham and Travis Cullen all missed the mark. However, the coach liked what he saw from the team. "The boys seem to be playing for each other ... and gelling as a team. Since the Jan. 10 deadline we have all the players in place for next year," he said. "They're starting to gel." We had a couple late trades on the eve of Jan. 10." Kemptville currently sits

second-last in the Central Junior A Hockey League (CJHL) with a 11-29 record. Only Hawkesbury is worse, with four wins and 35 losses. Hopewell is scoring at almost a point-per-game basis; through 46 games he has 27 points. The team visits Cornwall on Thursday night but return on Sunday to face Gloucester at 2:00 p.m.

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Knights of Columbus St.Michael’s Freethrow Basketball Wrestlers excel at Championship the National Capital NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF Do Knights play basketball? In Kemptville they do. The Knights of Columbus are putting on their annual Knights of Columbus Freethrow Basketball Championship this coming Sunday at St. Mike’s Catholic High School. “We have this every year,” said Tony Camillone, who is with the local Knights council 5333. “It’s a competition

where people aged 9-14 are taking foul shots, basically. Whoever sinks the most shots wins a trophy.” There is a trophy for every age – six to be exact – said Camillone, with different categories for boys and girls; bringing the trophy count to 12. Prior to this year, individual schools in the region would host their own free throw tournaments and St. Mike’s would host the winners; this year, Camillone explained, is a little different because less and less kids were showing up to com-

pete. “Last year only 23 showed up,” he said. “We’ve decided to forego the individual school competitions – we’re just inviting the kids in the area to show up.” Camillone will be delivering registration forms to schools in the area, but a table will be set up the day-of. Registration is free; parents just have to sign. The competition runs this Sunday, with registration and warmup from 12-1:00 p.m. and the main event taking place from 1-4:00 p.m.

Wrestling Festival SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER Last weekend, seven wrestlers from St.Mike’s travelled to Ottawa with the goal of “bringing home” some medals. The brother duo of Gareth and Kenneth Kaczkowski of Merrickville , took home gold and silver medals re-

spectively .A strong performance by Isaac Babirisa netted a well deserved silver medal.Newcomers,Malcolm Francois and Zachery Morgan both won bronze medals in their first wrestling tournament.. In the “Best match of the Tournament”, Nigel Sarah was narrowly defeated by the reining

National Champion of his weight class. A strong showing by Brandon Edwards capped off the squad’s excellent performance. St. Mike’s 14 wrestler squad practice twice a week after school .They are currently preparing for their next tournament in Montreal and the EOSSA meet in February.

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Capital Region Wheels roof of a sports car’s validity is sometimes seen when its successor is highly refined as opposed to heavily made over. For 2009, the new 370Z shows that the outgoing 350Z was on the mark right from the beginning as the updates push what was a very fulfilling package to the next level . . . and by shedding fat in the process. Yes, Nissan’s latest Z-car has become a less-is-more proposition, a trend that’s most welcome at a time when new-and-improved models generally tend to pack on the weight. In fact, the 370Z’s early ancestor, the 1970 Datsun 240-Z, sadly morphed into an overwrought boulevard cruiser, completely losing sight of its original mission of providing exceptional sports car looks along with taut reflexes and lively performance. It’s good to know history won’t repeat itself in 2009.


Nissan’s new design language calls for headlights and taillights with forms that somewhat follow body lines. The company calls them boomerangs. Sleek in design, stylish inside and more muscular under the hood sums up the 370Z. Although the look is similar to that of the outgoing 350Z, the new car is actually seven centimetres shorter and the wheelbase has been reduced


by a significant 10 centimetres by moving the rear wheels closer to the doors. Elsewhere there’s slightly more width and a touch less height. According to Nissan, the net result of this slim-down program is a reduction of about 43 kilograms, which is pretty significant when you consider the potential for increased weight in the stiffer platform, beefed-up engine, front suspension and added standard safety equipment. This was offset through the greater use of lightweight aluminum body panels and lighter wheels, exhaust system and fuel tank. Even the standard audio system managed to shed 1.6 kg. The new dimensions certainly make the 370Z coupe (a convertible will follow later in the year) appear more purposeful, but it’s the boomerangshaped headlights and taillamps that provide a stunning final touch and help keep the car’s familiar silhouette looking fresh. The Z’s bigger and much more expensive GT-R relation should look this good. Nissan didn’t neglect the interior, either, which is now much classier and really does the car proud. The speedometer and rev counter are more legible, the seats are more supportive and formfitting and the trio of gauge pods mounted above the centre control stack is a neat retro touch. There’s no looking back with it comes to the 370Z’s V6 powerplant, however. Displacement has been increased to 3.7 litres from 3.5 with a corresponding 26-horsepower increase to 332 along with a slight bump in torque. But it’s the transmission choices that really separate the new Z machine from the old. A six-speed manual transmission is the base offering, but it can be ordered with an optional (and world’s first, according to Nissan) electronic rev-matching downshift program as part of the available Sport Package. When the revs aren’t matched during a downshift, the speed differential between the engine and the wheels can cause a manual-transmission car to pitch itself out of control. Aside from making the car easier to handle, rev matching also theoretically extends clutch life. A button mounted beside the shift lever switches the system off for drivers who would rather control the revs. Optional is a seven-speed automatic that also comes standard with

Nissan has ratcheted up the interior in the 370Z. A sea of pods has replaced an ocean of monotone plastic. downshift rev matching and features paddle shifters for gear selection by the driver. 370Z buyers are going to have an easy time of it, thanks to a much simplified model/option lineup. The base Touring model features all the expected climate control/cruise/tilt gear along with push-button start and power-adjustable heated leather seats with faux suede inserts and an eight-speaker premium Bose audio system. Pony up the extra dollars for the Sport Package and, along with the revmatching program for the manual gearbox, you’ll receive larger 19-inch wheels and tires, front and rear spoilers and bigger brakes. An optional touch-screen Navigation Package includes a hard-drive system plus 9.3 gigabytes of space for holding music. Nissan’s evolving Z-car will turn heads and flutter hearts at close to the same $50,000 starting price as the previous model. It was a relative bargain before, but with its significant mechanical and content upgrades the new car is not just more appealing, it’s simply Z-licious. 276204

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South Carleton New Year Update BY MELISSA O’NEILL SPECIAL TO THE ADVANCE The New Year has brought in many new changes for Key club at South Carleton. We have gained new members who are very interested in helping out and soon we will have even more new members because we are having a membership drive in February. The membership drive will also help students to understand what we are

about. We are hoping that many more students will join because we welcome new people and love to show them what we are all about. Some students wait till the last minute to get all their community service hours and it leaves them panicking because they may not graduate if they don’t have them before the end of Grade 12. But when you join Key club, you get your hours very quickly. Dianne (the Kiwanis Key

club advisor-who brings us cookies) handed two grade nine students their community service hours with 43 hours written on it! Not only do we get many community service hours, it also gives us a chance to get many scholarships! This year, there is a lot of grade 12’s leaving and many of them will be leaving with money towards their education given to them by Kiwanis scholarships. This month, five key club members were able to

"Not only do we get many community service hours, it also gives us a chance to get many scholarships! "

go to a Kiwanian dinner at the Legion. They enjoyed it immensely while eating a wonderful dinner. They learned about the formality of the meeting as well as having the chance to meet with many kiwanians. The Kiwanian’s sang songs to their guests and enjoyed meeting them. In a few months, Key club of South Carleton will be running the meeting so it is good practice for them to see how things are run. At the January 20th meet-

ing, we were lucky to have Neil Usher join us at lunch to talk about charities that Kiwanis helps. He told us about a family that was helped in Manotick and they really appreciated it. Hopefully in the new year we will have many new members join to help us make a difference in our community because after all our motto is Caring-Our Way of Life.

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Donovan, executive director of the hospice. “And if you get $80 or more in pledges, you bowl for free and get your shoes for free.” This year, the event includes a spaghetti dinner in the basement of the North Grenville Community Church, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and children younger than three get in for free. “We’re hoping people go from the bowl-a-thon to the spaghetti dinner,” said


Now you too can bowl for a great cause! The 10th annual Beth Donovan Hospice BowlA-Thon is set for next Saturday (Jan. 31) with all signs pointing to fun. Here’s the deal: Stop by the Beth Donovan Hospice or the Kemptville Bowling Alley to pick up some pledge forms; fill them out and bring them in. “Two games plus shoes costs $6.50,” said Beth

Donovan. “But you don’t have to bowl to go to the dinner.” Donovan said the hospice would appreciate it if anyone interested in the dinner can buy tickets prior to the event so that the numbers are concrete, but no one will be turned away if they try to buy tickets at the door. The day kicks off at 1:30 p.m. when the pins get knocked over. For more information, contact the hospice at 613258-9611.

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Wesley & Pearl Webb of Kemptville are pleased to announce the union of their daughter, Alivia Courtney Webb to Dean Reginald Harrison, son of David and Lois Harrison of Trenton. The ceremony took place at Manotick United Church, and the reception was held at the Strathmere Inn, North Gower. Alivia is a graduate of McGill University and is an employee at Northern Regional Consulting Services in Ottawa, and Dean is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and is employed at IBM Canada, Ottawa. The couple spent their honeymoon in Jamaica and are now residing in Nepean.



Passed away peacefully on Saturday January 10, 2009 at the Brantford General Hospital. Reuben Séguin of Burford in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Cecile (nee Patenaude) for 54 years. Loving father of Don (Jayne) of Brantford, Richard (Pat) of Burford, and Ed (Joanne) of Brantford. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Joshua, Sheldon, Selena, Samuel and Nicholas. Dear brother of Bernard (Anna), Maurice (Joyce), Gerry (Donna), Fleurette Poulin, Suzanne Campbell, Rosie Graham, Nicole Lavergne, Molly (Harvey) Green, sister-in-law Mary Séguin and brother-in-law Glen Barber. Predeceased by parents Philip Séguin & Hortense Parent, brother John Séguin & sisters Giselle Meilleur, Pauline Séguin, Lorraine Barber, and brothers & sister-in-law Josie Séguin, Edmund Meilleur, Jack Lavergne, Ken Graham, Conrad Poulin, and Jack Campbell. Reuben will be sadly missed by Cecile’s family and many nieces & nephews. Friends were received at the KEITH OVINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 134 King Street, Burford on Tuesday from 2-4 & 79 p.m. Prayers were held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 14, 2009 at the Funeral Home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church, 181 King Street, Burford at 1:00 p.m. with Father Frank Manno C.R. officiating. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Reuben’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association. KEITH OVINGTON 449-1112. Online condolences at www.keithovington. ca



Ray & Marg Parker Are Celebrating their 60th Anniversary on January 21 2009

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SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER Students can learn about everything from the design of medieval catapults to how to add some kick to your slap shot as participants at the 2009 Rideau-St. Lawrence Science Fair. While it may seem early to think about it, organizers of the April 17-18 event are asking students to start planning now, as the time to create a quality project is limited. A competitive project takes weeks of work because of planning and design as well as generating and analyzing data. “We want students to plan and take the time to prepare a great project so they can get the most out of their science fair experience,” said Rod

Charlton, 2009 fair chairman. “We generally say that it takes 100 hours worth of work to do a quality project. You can’t just start the Sunday before the fair and slap together a project for Monday and expect to do well.” While it may seem like a lot of work, 100 hours between now and April is quite manageable, Charlton said. “And the benefits of taking time to do a quality experiment can help students succeed in their studies both at the high school level and later on in college or university,” added Charlton. “It tests them and challenges them to see a problem in a way a sporting event or other activity may not,” said Charlton. “They have to research a concept, make an eye-catching presentation and tell people about the


pros and cons of their experiment. “You have to come up with a hypothesis, figure out an experiment design, conduct the experiment, generate data, and analyze it to draw a conclusion. These are the kinds of skills everyone needs, not only for college or university, but to succeed in life.” Entries are also judged by people who have expertise in various scientific fields – such as doctors, chemical engineers, and science teachers – giving students a chance to explain their projects to others who “speak the language,” explained Charlton. The fair, to be hosted at the Thousand Islands Mall in Brockville, will be open to students in three age categories: junior (grades 7-8),

intermediate (grades 9-10), and senior (grades 11-12). Entrants will compete in a range of categories including: Biotechnology, Physical Science, Life Science, Engineering, Computing, and Earth and Environmental Science. Past student projects have used a catapult to determine the best angle for a freethrow in basketball, tested the effects of light on plant growth, determined whether horses with certain eyes have a better temperament than others, and even developed a device designed to improve the velocity of a slap shot. The top winners at the fair receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair, which will be held May 9 – 17 in Winnipeg. Past winners at the national level have walked off

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Students can gain helpful information on preparing a successful project through the Youth Science Foundation Web site at www.ysf. ca or the Innovation Canada site at Cost to enter the fair is $10 this year. Students must complete the final registration form and submit signed permission forms in person on Friday, April 3 at the Thousand Islands Mall. A science fair booth will accept registrations from 48 p.m. Staff at the office at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute will accept registration forms from now until Friday, April 3. The office is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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Senators voices still enjoying the ride By Rob Brodie More than 1,000 games later, they’re still going strong as the voices of Ottawa Senators hockey. And loving every minute of it. If you’re a Senators fan, you surely know the distinctive tones of Dean Brown and Gord Wilson, who have been a part of every one of the team’s games – either on radio or television – over the last 16 years. They’ve seen all the highs and lows, from the hapless 10-win inaugural season of 1992-93 to the Stanley Cup final run of 2007, and know full well how lucky they’ve been to be a part of it all. “There’s not many of these jobs in the world and if you get to do one of these jobs, it’s an honour more than anything else,” said Brown. “The biggest thing is to never take it for granted. Let’s face it, if I get fired tomorrow – I’ll never quit – there would be a thousand guys who would want my job. And I’m well aware of that and how fortunate I am.” Adds Wilson: “It’s been an absolute blast. From Day 1 until now, it’s been a challenge every day and one that I don’t take for granted. On the fun meter, nothing has changed. If anything, it’s gotten better.”

Their senses of humour were surely tested in the Senators’ inaugural season of 1992-93, when the team posted a lowly 10-704 record. It was one of a string of basement finishes the Sens and their fans had to endure in the early years. Still, Brown and Wilson knew they’d hit the big time, even if the Senators hadn’t quite yet. “The hockey was horrible and the experience was wonderful,” said Brown. “For God and I in Year No. 1 and for everybody who was around at that time, you looked for

one second at that roster and you knew the hockey was going to be bad. But to be honest, Gord and I had a great time broadcasting the games because we were in the NHL ... It was like the first day of stepping into a dream.” That dream never got bigger than in the spring of 2007, when the Senators took Ottawa and its hockey fans on an unforgettable ride to the Stanley Cup final. Without a doubt, it’s a top memory for the two broadcasters who

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The skinny: The Devils’ season seemed in jeopardy when all-world goaltender Martin Brodeur went down in November with a torn biceps muscle that was expected to sideline him for 3-4 months. But Scott Clemmensen has performed more than capably in Brodeur’s absence to help keep New Jersey in the playoff picture. Offensively, Zach Parise leads the charge with plenty of help from veterans Patrik Elias and Brian Gionta, to name a few. John Madden and Jay Pandolfo remain one of the NHL’s top penalty-killing duos, while Colin White and Johnny Oduya supply toughness on the blue line.

lived through it all. Wilson called it “the pinnacle” of his time in the booth. “When I think of the things that energized the city more than anything else ... There was coming home after (Daniel) Alfredsson scored in Buffalo to clinch the (Eastern Conference final) and go to the final,” added Brown. “The fans that were lined up, lining the road at the airport to greet the team when they came back. Driving your car through that line of people was just an unbelievable thing. “Going to the final was an experi-

ence I never had before. I was very, very proud of my city and how we performed as a city in showing the rest of the NHL what kind of hockey city we are. Those are the things that are most important to me.” Another of those milestone moments came at the beginning of this season, when Brown and Wilson were on hand to call the Senators first-ever games in Europe when they opened the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Stockholm. “It was a thrill for me as a broadcaster to say ‘live from the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden,’ “ said Wilson. “I thought that was just chilling. It gave me a tingle to be able to do that.”

Ask either of them why their onair partnership continues to endure and the answers come easily and quickly. Wilson calls Brown “one of the best entertainers in this business, along with being one of the best broadcasters in the National Hockey League.” Brown believes they’re just two people who are perfectly suited for their roles. “Gord’s emotions are first on his list but I’m more analytical – that’s just the way I am,” he said. “Who we are on the air is who we are off the air. We’re a little bit goofy and sometimes we joke around too much. But nobody can ever say we’re phonies. “Love us or hate us, we are what we are.”

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