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FASHIONISTAS: Last week's annual South Carleton High School fundrasing fashion show raised money for Rogers House. Pictured here are co-chair graduating students Kenzie Meek and Kaylee Templeton. cial advocates for children and youth, and whether it should be expanded." MacLeod said she would like to see a cabinet minster take up the fight to push her bill through the provincial Parliament; otherwise the lottery used to determine

the order of private member’s bills could keep her Children’s Bill on the back burner for some time. “It’s important to meet with the ministers because some of them might be able to act on it themselves,” said MacLeod. “Each part of this

legislation could’ve been its own. (This is) an omnibus bill that has several different ideas to encourage a fulsome discussions about where we should be in the province of Ontario. I was honoured today, putting forward my ideas in a major piece of leg-

islation. “The people I’m most concerned with obviously are children and the people in my riding. I think we need to have a legitimate discussion on how we want to protect our kids and we can’t get bogged down.” 160771

One hundred and twenty years after Ontario’s first Act protecting children, NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod has tabled a new bill titled Children’s Bill of Safety and Protection Rights Act. MacLeod’s proposed “omnibus” bill would bring in changes that affect six separate Acts; some of them quite significantly. Her bill has three goals, said MacLeod minutes after tabling it at Queen’s Park; to increase accountability measures for our existing public system; to provide more tools for the justice system and parents; and, to strengthen existing tools. Of course, its main goal is to “enshrine in law basic, measurable rights to protect children from all forms of violence, abuse, injury, neglect, negligent treatment, sexual abuse and exploitation,” says the press release issued by MacLeod’s office. Two of the biggest impacts would be changes to Christopher’s Law (Sex Offender Registry), 2000 and the Consumer Protection Act, 2000 (CPA). Christopher’s Law would be changed to allow the creation of a new child-abuse registry in addition to the one in place for sexual of-

fenders; changes to the CPA would make it impossible for advertisers to create ads containing images “of a sexual nature” of anyone who is, or appears to be, under the age of 16. It also limits advertisers’ ability to direct sexuallybased ads at children. “Some advertisers are pushing the boundaries and crossing those lines,” said MacLeod. “We have to set the criteria for what we’re comfortable with allowing our sons and daughters to see on TV and in stores.” MacLeod admits the bill is very “ambitious” but says she wanted it to spark “legitimate” discussions on how to best protect our children. Her bill has so far garnered bi-partisan support. "There are parts of the bill that we wholeheartedly support and there are parts that we’re basically taking a look at (for) the moment," said Agnes Sandler, president of Children's Defence International Canada. "We think it’s very brave of Lisa to put these issues on the table and have them discussed. It’s the beginning of a dialogue rather than saying this is what the final bill should be. "The thing that we were most pleased about was Children’s Day in the legislature. We also would like to see a review of the provin-





Cop/firefighter helps needy in Costa Rica NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF Pristine beaches, balmy weather averaging 27 C and just an hour’s drive from the capital of San Jose — sounds like the perfect vacation in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Chris Tessier isn’t going to relax, but to build a house as part of a Habitat for Humanity. “We’re going to Costa Rica for 11 days. We’re going to build a cinder-block house,” he said from his Os-

goode home, adding: “We’re actually going to have to build the cinder-blocks too.” The eight-year veteran of Ottawa’s Police Service, who is now with the Guns and Gangs unit, also volunteers his time as a firefighter and coaches soccer and basketball. He was trying to connect with an elementary school to deliver sporting supplies. “I’m taking basketballs and stuff to give away,” he said. “But I’d rather give them to a school and see that they’re put to good use.”

In total, 22 people from across North America are part of the Global Village team that’s heading to the tourist destination. Tessier is one of the four new people to the group; the rest have done these builds before, many of them together. “For some of them, this is the third or fourth time together,” he said. “Eighteen of them have been together before.” While Tessier is going out of the goodness of his heart, he admits to an ulterior mo-

tive, saying: “This is a cultural experience as well.” Tessier is lucky enough to have the support of a wife who is practically pushing him out the door; “I’m thrilled!” said Jill Woodley, who’s been married to Tessier for 15 years. “I’ve supported this trip from the get-go … I think it’s always healthy for married couples to have their own things. I’m really hoping that he can discover what this is like and then we can go as a family when the kids are a little older.”


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Tessier left for Costa Rica early this morning (Friday) and will return in 11 days having successfully built a new home for families in San Ramon.


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OPS Patrol officers in the Rideau/Goulbourn zone responded to 89 general calls for service from the public for the reporting period of Nov. 14 to 20. The following is a partial breakdown of incidents by community:  North Gower: one B&E, one suspicious, one accident, one mischief  Richmond: two accidents, three suspicious incidents, two mischiefs  Munster: one traffic complaint, one accident  Kars: one theft from a vehicle  Manotick: two mischiefs In addition to the calls for service, patrol officers are also proactively enforcing the Highway Traffic laws, responding to false 9-1-1 and alarm calls, and assisting the Ottawa Fire, paramedics and bylaw services.

This Little Piggy went to market Okay, let me preface this little anecdote by saying — No, the 'pig' wasn’t carrying a Tim’s coffee and donuts. During the late afternoon hours, police were dispatched to Franktown and Munster Roads after a complainant nearly struck a large pig standing in the middle of the road, right at the crest of a grade. When the pig had ‘ENUF’ of standing around, it disappeared into a farmers field, and eluded capture. Four days later, another — or perhaps the same — pig, a ‘big old 300-pounder,’ as a complainant put it, was spotted standing in the middle of Fernbank Road. (Performing Pigaletto?) Boyfriend comes calling During the early morning hours of Nov. 16, police were alerted to a suspiciousincident in the South Island Park Drive area. The complainant reported observing a male in his 20s, wearing a dress shirt and pants, hanging around the neighbourhood and driving

a silver colored Honda Odyssey. When police caught up with the van, the driver stated that he was in the area because he wanted to talk to the complainant’s daughter. Further to this, the complainant provided an update by saying that her daughter finally admitted that the male was there to see one of her “friends.” Traffic Accidents Nov. 15 Richmond Road, Richmond: A driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act after he failed to ensure that his movements could be made in safety before setting his vehicle in motion. During the early evening hours, a driver from the Rockland area was traveling eastbound on Richmond Road when he suddenly realized that he was going the wrong way. To get himself turned around, the driver pulled onto the side of the road and executed a few intricate maneuvers by backing into a driveway, then moving forward onto the roadway and then backs into the driveway again. After several iterations, the driver’s about-face was near completion. He had just one more maneuver to go. Just as he was about to drive forward one last time, he suddenly realized that an eastbound vehicle was rapidly bearing down on him and that he had to get out of the way. Stepping hard on the gas pedal, the driver’s car lurched forward into the westbound lane, just as the eastbound driver attempted to swerve around it to avoid a collision. Due to the wet road conditions and soft gravel shoulder, the oncoming vehicle skidded off the roadway and ran right into a hydro pole. Both drivers escaped injury; one drove away with a fine. Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower: Shortly after leaving the Marlborough Pub in the late evening hours of Nov. 17, a 44-year-old driver from Manotick suddenly found that his world had been turned upside down, in more ways than one. First, after rolling his car into a ditch, the driver found himself suspended upside down, unable to move, forced to hang around until

the fire department arrived on scene. Second, while attempting to casually discard a piece of paper on the side of the road, the officer spotted the drop and advised the driver not to litter. When the officer

FERNBANK attempted to pick up the paper, the driver tried to kick it away. At this point you should be thinking — what the heck is in that piece of paper? Retrieving the paper from the ground, the offi-


cer found a white powdery substance wrapped inside. In response to the officer’s discovery, the driver blurted: “I am (bleeped) for life.”

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Unsolved mystery It wasn’t long after 11 p.m. when we decided to say goodbye to the youths, who were hanging out at the North Gower Pizzeria, and start heading down Prince of Wales Drive to see who or what else we might encounter along the way. As we crossed the POW Bridge, situated just east of Fourth Line Road, I decided to take the opportunity to have a gander below the surface. From past experience, I learned that subsurface activity such as graffiti-ing and boozing were the norm. Crime seems to live and breathe in the shadows of darkness, hidden from the gaze of society. As expected, but somewhat surprisingly, I found the interior of the bridge to be relatively free of the indicators of crime. Other than a few beer bottles and a couple of large graffiti markings, such as “NG 2008,” painted on the bridge supports, all was good. As I was about to return to the surface, a volunteer panned her flashlight over the slow moving stream and noticed a large cloud of red fluid, suspended in a culvert’s slow water discharge. Was this blood? A scan of the culvert’s interior failed to turn up anything suspicious. A water sample, collected in an old Slurpee cup, revealed very little, other than its pink-red color and sweet fruity smell. We quickly deduced that the fruity smell came from the Slurpee residue and had nothing to with the water

sample. With the help of additional patrol units, the area was searched for any possible source of the red fluid. After a search of the general area failed to turn up anything remotely suspicious, other than two live snakes and one very angry muskrat, it was decided to pass this mystery off to the day-shift officers. Perhaps under better lighting, more clues could be gleaned from the water. With lots of question marks still marching around in our heads, we headed off into the darkness. It was nearing 1 a.m., when we decided to call it a night. But, as a last ditch attempt, we decided to swing by the bridge and take one final look. From the three cruisers sitting on the bridge, with their emergency lights flashing, it was quite apparent that we weren’t the only ones still mystified. The only problem was that in the hour it took us to complete our walkabout, the changing currents quietly erased the evidence. All that remained was the question — what the heck was that stuff? If anyone out there can shed some light on this mystery, please call the Manotick CPC.


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t's interesting to watch the varied responses by federal politicians on both sides of the border as they reel from the economic woes that have befallen our countries. Despite what sounded like very strong assurances, very early in the U.S. financial meltdown, it seems that our elected officials in Ottawa are having second thoughts. Weren't they quick off the mark to assure us that the Canadian banking system was rock solid and not prone to the collapse rocking Wall Street and the American stock markets — all leading to a huge multi-billion dollar bailout package for American banks? Well, that tune has certainly changed. President-elect Obama seems to be donning the mantle worn by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his financial quagmire of the 1920s and 30s. There is talk in the air south of the border of creating huge public projects that will employ people, keep people in their homes — and fix much of what's broken in their city and highway infrastructures. Why not here? The provincial and federal governments in Canada have amassed a huge treasury on the backs of municipalities of all sizes and Canadians of all incomes by simply 'downloading' costs they once paid to the lowest level of government. The municipalities are facing crippling costs just to pave and police their streets. Bridges are collapsing, sewer and water lines are cracking and literally undermining the entire municipal system — urban and rural. The political big boys and girls need to step up to the plate in this dark hour and swing away to help us all. It's not just the right thing — it's the smart thing.


Who's a brave boy? STEVE'S A BRAVE BOY: Gloucester - South Nepean Ward Coun. Steve Desroches bares his arm unflinchingly, an example to us all to roll up our sleeves and get our flu shots during the City of Ottawa's campaign to promote winter health.



ith the annual crowds forming once again to welcome Santa to area centres, it's time again to remind kids of all ages that we're hoping they'll help us mark the looming festive season in style. The word has hopefully reached all elementary schools in the area that we are hoping their students will contribute their artwork — specifically handcrafted Christmas cards — and send them to us for inclusion in our Christmas editions. We've set a deadline of December 5, so we ask that all our budding artists set to their assigned task as quickly as possible. The clock is ticking. And while our younger artisans are beavering away


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on their Christmas greetings, we want to remind you older kids that's there's a job waiging for you too this holiday season. As we said last week — and as we earned last year

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While high-priced legal counsel duke it out during the 45-day hearing involving Minto and its proposed development in Manotick, the grassroots campaign got a little help as The Village Cooks! becomes available this week. With more than 260 recipes — including RideauGoulbourn Ward Coun. Glenn Brook’s Dragon’s Breath Chili — the nifty little cookbook promises a plethora of tasty treats to titillate the taste buds. And all the money raised goes to help keep the legal fight going at city hall. “We were raising funds to pay part of the legal fees for our hearing before the OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) and we decided to just ask everyone in the village to supply a recipe,” said Dianne Rummery, the local resident handling the book’s release. “Not everybody did, but a lot did!” Inside, you'll find recipes for Polish crepes, maple pork and Manotick Mud Cake — many accompanied by treasured words of wisdom and anecdotes. Gracing the pages are quotes like “I want to have a

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Finally, the driver was given a roadside alcohol test, to which he registered ‘F’ for fail and was transported to central cells. Nov. 18 Huntley Road, Goulbourn: A 24-year-old driver from Woodlawn was charged under the HTA for careless driving after his vehicle slid into another vehicle that was slowing down to make a turn. The driver stated that in the short time it took him to reach down to pick up his coffee and look back up, he found himself rapidly closing with the other vehicle. In response, the driver slammed on his brakes and ended up in a rear-ender.

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Break and Enter Nov. 15 Windham Court, North Gower: A complainant called to report a B&E and theft incident. Sometime overnight, Friday into Saturday, unknown suspects broke into a residential garage and stole approximately 15 cans of Lakeport Light beer and a packet of Player's light cigarettes. The complainant believes that the suspects accessed the garage through an unlocked rear mudroom door.

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Mischief Nov. 14 Carrison Drive, Manotick: Sometime during the cover of darkness, unknown suspects egged a complainant’s house for the seventh time. It is not known why the suspects are targeting her house, but it is suspected that former students might be responsible for these incidents. Nov. 16 5 5 5 6 Manotick Main Street, Manotick: Sometime between 10 and midnight on Nov. 15, unknown suspects ripped off a store sign from the wall and dumped a salt bin onto the parking lot. Nov. 19 South Car-



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Theft Nov. 16 Washington Street, Kars: A complainant called to report the theft of vehicle licence plates. At around midnight, the complainant’s wife was alerted to suspicious activities outside of their home, when the dog started barking and unknown persons knocked on the door. Quickly returning home, the complainant didn’t see anything suspicious other than a silver colored Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling through the neighborhood. That morning, the complainant went out to his vehicle and noticed that his truck licence plates were stolen. When asked how he knew the plates were stolen and not missing, the complainant said because the screws that held the plates in place were also missing.


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leton HS, Richmond: Unknown suspects spray painted graffiti throughout the school property during some undetermined time frame. Cockburn Street, Richmond: Sometime between noon and 2:15 p.m., on Nov. 19, unknown suspects pelted a complainant’s house with eggs. The complainant stated that the egging is an ongoing issue. Nov. 20 N o r t h Gower Public Library: Sometime between 5:35 p.m. on Nov. 19 and 12:45 p.m. on Nov. 20, unknown suspects dumped water and cigarette butts into the book drop off slot. As a result, two books were destroyed. The complainant believes that someone poured water into the book slot after they became concerned that the cigarette butts would start a fire.

ly afternoon hours. It was reported that one particular male was recently kicked out of his house and was no longer welcome there. Franktown Road, Richmond: A complainant called to report a suspicious incident to police. As the complainant was leaving her home she observed a young male, wearing a white sweater, running from her house. Unsure who the boy was, the complainant stated that her 17-year-old son was not suppose to be near her house and she was concerned that he might try and steal from her. Community Way, North Gower: Shortly before 11 p.m., two vehicles — a red car and a blue Pontiac Sunfire — were seen driving into the baseball field parking lot. A few minutes later, only the red vehicle emerged. An inspection of the parking lot turned up the blue Sunfire. It is unknown at this point why the drivers decided to carpool at that particular time of night and why they left a car in that particular lot. Make the right Call The Rideau/Goulbourn Police Centre is located at 1131 Clapp Lane in Manotick and can be reached at 2361222 ext. 2314. The Centre is a “community problemsolving centre” and is responsible for the delivery of the Ottawa Police crime prevention programs. It is important to note that the Manotick CPC is not an emergency response centre and that we do not dispatch cars to complaints or crimes in progress. When these situations arise, it is important to know the numbers to call for an appropriate response: • 911 – for life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress; • 613-230-6211 – other emergencies, i.e.: suspicious incident or disturbance; • 613-236-1222, ext. 7300 – the OPS call centre, to report a theft, missing person or stolen vehicle; and • 311 – for bylaw dispatch services. All of these numbers along with other useful information can be found in the red pages at the front of your residential directory. If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, or you cannot remember the non-emergency numbers, call 9-1-1.



'Village of Minto' slip by developer GLENN BROOKS COUNCILLOR RIDEAU GOULBOURN


hose of us who attended the opening OMB hearing re: Minto Amendment to Manotick’s Secondary Plan, will remember Nov. 19 most vividly. Remembered, for the Freudian slip uttered by Minto’s lead counsel, Mr. Cohen. In his opening statement before chairman CheeHing, and a packed room of Manotick residents Mr. Cohen referred to the Village of Manotick as the “Village of Minto.” Now, that is commitment! Needless to say, this brought many a chuckle, including the chairperson, who acknowledged the “very big Freudian slip.” Chairman Chee-Hing was very cognizant of the public’s presence. I believe him to be keenly aware of the importance of this issue to the Manotick residents and thus, to those residents of our other 25 rural communities within the City of Ottawa. I found Mr. Cohen’s statement and presentation to be methodically ponderous. That said, I do understand the need for detail to set the table for what is to come

Glenn Brooks over the next 38 days. Janet Bradley, the city's lead counsel, was more to the point as to why the proposed Minto Amendment ought to fail. And yes, I admit my (community) bias.... “This case is about protecting rural communities and preventing urban sprawl … Ottawa’s belief of how its Official Plan has been structured to address what is unique about Ottawa — that being its extensive rural area and how to preserve its distinct rural communities,” she said in the preamble to her opening statement. She proceeded to discuss the importance of the Ontario legislative and policy framework for planning. Thus, Ottawa’s submission will focus on two key principles:

(a) the relevance of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) directing all municipalities to take strong action to manage growth and prevent urban sprawl; (b) local councils and communities are to be empowered (Bill 51) to determine and be responsible for their own destinies in terms of managing growth and preventing sprawl — expansion of urban boundaries are not appealable to the OMB and therefore such decisions rest solely with the municipal council. She succinctly presented the historical slow-growth patterns for the Village of Manotick since 1827, noting: “In recent times, Manotick has grown by approximately 25-30 units a year” – about 1,750 residential units. Both counsels reviewed extensively the pre-amalgamation creation of Manotick’s Secondary Plan and its post-amalgamation adoption by the city. However, Ms. Bradley focused on a previous OMB decision (May 8, 2003), that stated, Ottawa’s rural villages have historical, economic and social differences from suburban communities located within the urban boundaries.”

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In short, the city is obliged to “preserve rural communities which are threaten by nearby suburban growth.” To that end, it created the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) and subsequently created a Rural Affairs officer who, until recently, reported directly to our city manager. Ms. Bradley pointed out that the Minto appeal was not considered by Ottawa’s Planning and Environment committee, which considers urban planning issue, but by only the Agricultural

and Rural Affairs Committee created to consider rural matters. I had hoped that she would have mentioned that it was this ARAC committee that recommended to council that the Minto Amendment be reject. Council accepted that recommendation and rejected the Amendment 19 to 5. Both counsels spoke to the city’s Official Plan (OP) and the status of Secondary Plans within the OP. As an aside: it ought to be most evident now that Community

Design Plans (CDP’s) alone have little legal status. Ms. Bradley’s summation of the Minto Amendment left no doubt as to what the Amendment would allow once the infrastructure was available — 1,400 units not including those on the lands owned by Mr. Acres. Ms. Bradley stated Minto’s Official Plan Amendment “is a comprehensible amendment to what is fundamental to the Manotick Secondary Plan and thus, represents a reversal of policy and a significant change."

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On April 23, 2008, City Council approved the municipal sanitary sewer system to Manotick’s Core Area and Hillside Gardens Area. Subsequently, on May 14, 2008, the By-law to undertake the work was enacted. The City of Ottawa invites you to attend this Open House to review the proposed sanitary sewers and watermain construction work for the Core Area and Hillside Gardens area, and the sanitary sewers for the sanitary sewage pump station. Construction work consists of the installation of new sanitary sewers, sanitary sewer lateral services to property lines, replacement of watermains, replacement of water services to property lines, and road reconstruction. You’re invited: Core Area Tuesday, December 2, 2008 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Manotick Community Centre 5572 Doctor Leach Drive at Beaverwood Road

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the cat, so I simply closed the basement door and hoped the Farmer wouldn’t notice her. When I returned that afternoon, the basement door was still closed. I opened it and tiptoed down the stairs, mewing for the cat in what I hoped was a non-confrontational manner. The feline appeared from under a chair and jumped up onto the table where the girls’ old doll house stood. The cat stood and looked at me for a moment, letting out a long “meeeewww”, before disappearing into the doll house. Moments later, her face appeared in the window. She looked just like King Julian from Madagascar with her wild eyes. And her mewing was so soft, I couldn’t hear her. Her mouth was moving but no sound was coming

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out. I was laughing and trying to coerce her out of the structure when I heard my husband’s footfall on the stairs. The Farmer didn’t share my sense of humour about the situation. He wanted the cat out of the doll house that he had made for his children with his own hands, out of the basement and out of the house. NOW. I don’t remember whose idea it was, but I’ll take the credit. I went outside and got Cody, our goofy black setter. He followed me down the stairs, and immediately sniffed out the cat. Cat Julian turned into a prickly puffball with claws, scooted through the dog’s legs and pretty much flew up the basement stairs. I had left the back door open a crack, and I was absolutely positive I saw her tail disappearing under the porch as I reached the door to close it. “She’s gone now. And I don’t think she made a mess,” I told the Farmer. He looked around the basement, doubtful. Later that evening, just around midnight, I was returning from a girls’ night out with my sister. “Oh-oh,” Cathy said, as she opened the door. “Cat in the house. I just saw it going down the basement stairs.” When I reached the bottom of the stairs, the cat was sitting on a nearby chair. She let out a plaintive wail. She was probably just as frustrated as I was, and missing her kittens too. I tried to cross the space between us quickly, but tripped on a metal cage that we use for catching skunks. I wondered how long the Farmer had been trying unsuccessfully to catch the feral beast. Fun way to spend an evening. My stumble startled the cat, and she disappeared into her doll house. I decided to close the basement door and keep her downstairs for the night. I hoped her wailing wouldn’t keep us up. Before the sun was up Saturday morning, the Farmer was out the door for goose hunting on the St. Lawrence. I was in charge of watering the cows. It sounded simple enough, so I decided to sleep in. Betty’s bawling woke me up at 8 am. I got dressed quickly and opened the patio door. Three cats ran in. I put

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Riverside South community rink wishing for an Xmas shack NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF Brian Miklaucic has one item on his Christmas wishlist — a shack. Not just any shack, mind you; but a small area of comfort and warmth for frigid skaters to change their footwear. It’s a pretty simple request, especially considering it’s not for himself. It’s for the annual community rink that Miklaucic is in charge of putting up in the park adjacent to the Steve MacLean Public School, along Spratt Road. The boards are up, now it’s just a matter of waiting for

the right weather to make the ice. “We need some place to change into our skates,” said Miklaucic. “Outdoor benches … I don’t think is suitable for families and kids. The city isn’t prepared to spend any money (on a shack).” His request comes with some conditions: It doesn’t have to be large, but it needs to be able to house more than a few people who want to change their skates or allow the dedicated volunteers maintaining the ice some refuge from the cold. Miklaucic would also like the shack to be mobile so it can be moved out of the park at the end of the season.

Miklaucic and his team of 30 volunteers made sure last year was successful in terms of creating and maintaining the ice surface despite the crummy weather conditions. He also credits Gloucester – South-Nepean Ward Coun. Steve Desroches with getting the boards put up in the first place. “We have some pretty good services; we just need to get the comfort thing going,” he said. “If I decide to get some high-school kids organized to look after the rink every evening on a rotation, I can’t expect them to go out there for three our four hours and not have a place to go … it gets to be

pretty cold and dreary.” If Miklaucic had his way he’d gets his hands on a specially designed tarp that would go under the ice surface. He said the tarp can extend the skating period by as much as a month, but that it costs in the range of $2,000$3,000. “We could probably get ice before Christmas and have it go into March,” he said. “I’m not even there yet as far as cash is concerned: I need a snowblower and a place for people to change their skates.” The Riverside South Community Association (RSCA) granted Miklaucic approxi-

mately $4,000 last year to maintain the rink; though he says not much was spent. He’s hopeful that he can get them to commit some funds again to get a snowblower for the rink. So his issue is still the shack. “I’m kind of looking for a creative soul that will say … ‘I have a guy’ (who can do this).” The rink is “full-sized” and comes with something called a puddle. It allows the rink to be separated into two sections; for hockey players and those simply wish to skate. It’s all boarded off except for a small section that al-

OPL seeking Awesome Authors CATHERINE FLEGG SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The Ottawa Public Library is sending out an invitation to aspiring young writers and poets. If you are ages nine to 17, you may enter our Awesome Authors writing contest. You may write in French or English, but you must be a resident of Ottawa to participate. To enter simply drop off your finished work at your

local branch or you may submit online. Just look on our website at www.biblioottawalibraryca. and the click on Contests. This will lead you to the Awesome Authors contest page. The stories and poems will be judged by local authors Micheal Lavoie, Ian Roy and JC Sulzenko. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 26, 2009. The first-place winners will receive cash prizes and over 100 door prizes will be handed out at the awards

presentation which will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 6:30 p.m., in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive. Everyone is invited to attend and bring along your friends and family. This contest is sponsered by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library. If you have any questions about this or any other program please contact the North Gower Branch of the OPL at 613-489-3909.

lows people to skate between the two sections. “The outdoor rink program is a fantastic program for the City of Ottawa,” said Desroches. “In addition to providing recreational activities for youth … it is a means to bring our community together. I was impressed with the volunteer effort last year.” Look for the ice to be ready towards the end of December. If anyone in the community knows of a way to grant Miklaucic’s wish, they can reach him at 613-302-0515 . nathan.jahn@metroland. com

WRANGLING THE PUCK: Metcalfe Jets goaltender Alex Huard makes a save in action against the Sittsville Royals last Friday. The Jets dropped the game 10-7 making it their ninth straight loss. The Jets play in Shawville, on Friday, and face Renfrew at home, on Sunday. N. JAHN / WEEKENDER STAFF

Open House / Notice of Study Commencement Area Traffic Management Study: Alta Vista Drive A Public Open House is scheduled: Wednesday December 10, 2008 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive The City of Ottawa has hired the firm of Morrison Hershfield Limited to undertake an Area Traffic Management Study aimed at addressing traffic related concerns on the section of Alta Vista Drive between Bank Street and Smyth Road. The initial community concerns have been focussed on traffic volume, traffic speeds, heavy vehicle volumes, and aggressive driving practices. Public and Agency involvement will occur throughout the study process. Interested members of the public are invited to drop in between the hours of 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., to learn more about the existing conditions, and the study process. This will be the public’s first opportunity to meet the members of the study team as well as to provide comments on local traffic issues. Input from the perspective of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, motorists, area residents and businesses will be used to help develop measures to minimize the negative impact of traffic on local residents. If you cannot attend this meeting, comments/questions can be mailed or e-mailed to the contact provided below. Your comments are welcome and encouraged at any time during the course of the study. Comments should be directed to: Bassam G. Hamwi, M.Eng., P.Eng., MITE Principal & Manager of Transportation Planning Morrison Hershfield Limited 2440 Don Reid Drive, Suite 200 Ottawa, Ontario K1H 1E1 E-mail: Tel: 613-739-3241 Fax: 613-739-4926 265275




It's gonna be a 'Goode Christmas' in our villages NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF Santa Clause is coming to Osgoode and Riverside South and Manotick — all in the same day! That jolly, rotund old man has already visited places like Kemptville and downtown Ottawa; but Dec. 6 is the time he’s set aside for the good people in Ottawa South.

With elves and toys and candy it’s guaranteed to be a morning of wintery goodness for children in the village. Santa and his entourage get started at 11:30 a.m., at the intersection of Osgoode Main St. and Nixon Drive before heading east towards the community centre. Santa will be making a stop in Riverside South at the Rideauview Community Centre for this year’s Breakfast with Santa.

It takes place on Dec. 6 with two sittings from 9 10:25 a.m., and from 10:35 a.m. - noon. You can visit Santa in his grotto and have your picture taken and enjoy the delicious breakfast. Tickets can be reserved by completing an online registration form at www. for $10 for Riverside South Community Association (RSCA) members and $20 for nonmembers.

From there, Santa will head to Manotick for his showing at the arena at 1:30 p.m. Christmas Cards for the Troops While Santa is busy dropping off gifts for the boys and girls of the world Trudy Quinn and the Osgoode Village Community Association (OVCA) will be busy collecting Christmas cards to send off to Canadian Forces stationed in Afghanistan.

“This is our second year (sending cards),” said Quinn, chair of the OVCA. “It just came about because we thought it was the best idea we could come up with … it’s a long way from home … they’re our people — I’d send them all coffee if I could!” While the program has just kicked off for this year, Quinn says the response has already triggered a flux of cards being dropped off; an increase she credits to more

awareness about the program this year. “They (cards) have already started coming in, so it’s a really good thing,” she said. “People are becoming more aware of it … it has started in the workplace too.” If you want to drop off a Christmas card to be sent off to our troops, they can be dropped off at the Osgoode Foodland, Sweet Peas Pantry or Julee’s Homecraft. The deadline is Dec. 6.

The 11th Annual "Christmas in the Gower" gears up for party on weekend SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER It’s time once again for “Christmas in the Gower," — the 11th annual village Christmas party for residents of ALL ages in and around North Gower sponsored by the North Gower Recreation Association. The party will take place on Dec. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Alfred Taylor R.A. Centre in North Gower. There is no admission charge, but donations of food, new toys and cash for the North Gower Outreach Program are encouraged. Santa Claus will, of course, be on hand to visit with the children and hand

out treats, assisted by his friends, the North Gower Volunteer Firefighters. Professional photographer John Major will be on hand to take pictures of children with Santa for a very reasonable rate of $5 for one 5 X 7 or $10 for three. There will be plenty of Christmas music to sing along with performed by Wendy and Dan Wallis of North Gower. We will also have special performances by our local Girl Guiding and Scouting groups. Bring the whole family and meet your friends and neighbors at Christmas in The Gower — your Village Christmas Party!




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n the spring of 1942, a small formation of twin-engined medium-range German bombers lifts off from their airfield in France. Crossing the English Channel, on-board tension mounts as each aircrew member senses the invisible eyes of British radar detecting them It is almost certain that British night fighters will have been alerted. With the Luftwaffe heavily committed to the Russian Front, tonight’s raid on London is no more than a nuisance attack. As they cross the English coast, British radar accurately confirms the bomber formation's height, speed and direction. Realizing that London is once again the target, British Civil Defence activates the London air-raid warning system and a series of mournful wailing sirens shatter the early morning peace. At precisely 1 a.m., on this chilly morning, weary Londoners grumble at being woken up and they reluctantly leave their warm beds for the cold trek to their back garden air-raid shelters. Above the city, the German bombers spread out, seeking pre-selected targets. One bomber, carrying a 2,000-pound thin casing blast bomb in its belly, heads toward southeast London. Tucked away in a working class district is their target; a small factory believed to be producing shell casings. Minutes after the wailing siren’s last note fades away, Londoners strain to catch the now familiar throbbing sound of approaching aircraft. In southeast London, they hear the sound of an approaching aircraft and tense expectantly, waiting for the inevitable racket of anti-aircraft guns. There is an uncanny silence as the aircraft circles overhead. Some hope the plane is a protective British night fighter. After several minutes, the uncertainty is broken by the single note of the “all clear” siren. Breathing easier, people clamber out of their damp, musty shelters, emerging into bright moonlight and cool, refreshing night air. It is 2 a.m. Some pause and gaze skyward, trying to spot the aircraft still circling overhead. A buzz of conversation floats across the gardens as neighbours nervously curse their interrupted night’s sleep. Many shuffle back into their houses; others stand in groups, conversing over the back garden fence.

The sound, faint at first, rapidly grows from a whistling hiss to the roar of an express train. The very air seems to compress, affecting the ears and taking the breath away. A blinding electric-blue flash momentarily lights up the street — in a millisecond, most of the old Victorian houses simply disintegrate. The 2,000-pound bomb has struck the centre of the road, blasting an enormous crater and sending a hurricane force of superheated air surging the length and breadth of the street. Lethal shards of broken glass hurtle through the air like razor sharp knives, cutting down anyone unfortunate enough to be in the open. Tons of debris blasts skyward, then succumbs to gravity and descends in a shrieking shower of bricks, roof tiles, shattered timbers, bodies and pieces of household furniture. For the unfortunates caught in the open, there is no protection. Some are stripped naked by the power of the blast; others are dismembered by hurtling pieces of jagged bomb casing. One unfortunate child is plucked from her parents’ grasp by the blast and deposited like a rag doll on a rooftop in the next street. Time slows; each second an eternity. The desperate cries of the trapped and injured add new terror to the horrific nightmare. A fog of choking dust blots out the bright moonlight and survivors and victims grope their way, stumbling over bodies and massive piles of debris. The lone bomber, having completed its mission, turns for home. The exuberant crew chatters excitedly, unable to fathom their good luck — not a gun had been fired at them. Unaware that their bomb had missed its target, these carriers of death had fulfilled their mission. In the dust-choked street, the peaceful moonlit night is transformed into a hideous battlefield of carnage and suffering. The piles of debris creak and groan as they settle, bringing agonizing screams from those trapped beneath. Broken gas lines permeate the wreckage with lethally explosive fumes. A false spark and the whole lot could erupt in flames. Civil Defence are quick to react and soon trucks carrying rescue teams and generator-powered floodlights, stream into the street. Ambulances, bells clanging, are joined by fire trucks, each trying to find a clear place to park. Police block each end of the street, made impassable by the enormous crater.

Rescue workers quickly improvise temporary planks and plywood sheets around the edges allowing foot access to both sides of the street. The surviving dazed and bleeding unfortunates who had been caught in the open receive immediate medical attention. Wrapped in blankets or carried on stretchers, they are placed in waiting ambulances. Broken bodies, caught in the initial blast and beyond help, are placed in black rubber body bags. All local hospitals are on full “standby” alert When the devastated area is floodlit, an army of rescue workers fan out over the debris and carefully begin digging through the rubble. The scene resembles a brightly lit movie set as a steady procession of ambulances, police cars, and fire engines, come and go. Rescue crews from outlying areas begin to arrive. City maintenance people labour in the stinking depths of the crater, struggling in waist-deep water and sewage to repair broken gas mains and cap shattered water pipes. Into this indescribable scene of chaos and horror, a non-descript van very slowly picks its way through the debris until it finds a partly clear area where it can park. At this moment in their darkest hour, the survivors of the mortally-wounded street bears witness to a small humanitarian miracle. The sides of the van are folded up to reveal serving counters on either side. The “Angels of Mercy” have arrived. Less than an hour after the bomb exploded, the Salvation Army volunteers go calmly about their mission. Quickly and efficiently, they hand out mugs of hot sweet tea to the dazed survivors who sit shivering in shock atop the debris. Inside the van is a hive of activity as the Salvation Army ladies prepare more tea and sandwiches. The uniformed male driver picks his way over piles of debris, carefully balancing a tray loaded with mugs of hot tea for the dust-covered, drythroated, sweat-soaked rescue crews. Handing out the tea, he speaks encouragement to them, knowing the grisly task they face. As the night wears on, more bodies are recovered along with a pitiful handful of badly injured survivors. The ambulance bells clang incessantly as they transport the living to hospital and return for more victims. By morning, as the weak sun filter through the chok-

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street. Small groups of survivors gather round the van; neighbours talk themselves through the horror of the previous night. The known dead are spoken of in whispers and sad glances are cast at the growing rows of body bags. By the end of the third day, 26 bodies have been transported to a temporary morgue at the local school. Through it all, the Salvation Army speaks words of love and encouragement to raise spirits. For the three long, agonizing days it took the rescue crews to account for the living and the dead, the Salvation Army is there, serving survivors and rescu-

ers. All food and drinks are free. At the end of the third day, the Sally Ann, as it was affectionately known, closed up shop, their task complete. This is a true story written much as I, a 12-yearold, experienced it. Even so many years later, my gratitude knows no bounds. Etched forever in my mind is the trauma we endured and how the Salvation Army was there for us in our darkest hour. Needless to say my wife and I contribute regularly to the Salvation Army appeals. They were truly the “Angels of Mercy” when we needed them most.


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STEVE DESROCHES COUNCILLOR GLOUCESTER SOUTH NEPEAN LEITRIM SNOW FENCE I am pleased to report that I have been working closely with the Ottawa Airport Authority to ensure our roads are safe this winter. The city recently received permission to install a wood snow fence near the runway along Leitrim Road where blowing snow can affect traffic. I would like to thank

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2009 DRAFT BUDGET PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS The City of Ottawa’s 2009 draft budget was tabled on Nov. 4. What’s your vision for your city? What would be your spending priorities? Thank you to all residents who attended public consultations earlier this week at

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Country Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale. Brunstad Christian Church, 1981 Century Rd. W. (west from Danny Murphy Ford). Sat. Nov. 29, 10-3. Crafts, lunch and refreshments, cookie walk. etc. 613-692-4366. Fund raiser for the Winchester Hospital at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Main St. in Osgoode, Sun. Nov. 30th at 7pm. A musical and Christmas Carols evening followed by scrumptious desserts. A free will offering for the hospital would be appreciated. bring family and friends. contact barbara 613-489-2881 OTHS Concert & Jazz Bands - Under the direction of Mr. Craig Sheridan, Proudly present their BAND CONCERT & SILENT AUCTION Thursday December 4th, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Osgoode Township High School 2800 8th Line Road, Metcalfe - Admission: $5 (and a canned good for our food drive). 50/50 Draw - Baked Goods and Refreshments. CAMMAC’s famous sing-along Messiah, Come Sing Messiah! - Will be performed once again at Dominion Chalmers Church (O’Connor at Cooper) on Friday, December 5, directed by Louis Lavigueur. Rehearsal begins at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for both singers ($8) and audience ($15 - limited number of tickets) will be available beginning November 15 at Book Bazaar, The Leading Note, Granata Music and Collected Works. Osgoode St. James United Church Bazaar and Cookie Sale 5540 Main Street Osgoode Saturday December 6 2008, 11-2 There will be a craft table, a nearly new table, books, a bake table , and cookie sale. Come do your Christmas shopping and baking early. Cookies $8 per pound, mix and match, and then enjoy a lunch served by the church women. Trinity Bible Church Christmas Events - 4101 Stagecoach Road.(613 826-2444 or Saturday, December 6th 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. BETHLEHEM LIVE! : A free interactive event for the whole family. Come and travel with us and meet the wise men, shepherds and the innkeeper. Watch out for the Roman guards as you enter Bethlehem Market and share our joy as we peek into the stable to see the baby Jesus. Followed by refreshments. Christmas Eve, 5:00pm FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 16th Annual BREAKFAST WITH SANTA and SILENT AUCTION: Saturday, December 6 from 7:00am to 11:00am at the Osgoode Community Centre, 5660 Osgoode Main Street. Fundraiser for the Osgoode Cooperative Nursery School. Full Breakfast, Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Photos with Santa! Tickets available at the door. For more information call: 826-2528 Our Lady of the Visitation Church 5538 Bank Street Ottawa (close to Mitch Owens Road) - is holding its annual Christmas Concert on December 7th, at 3 p.m. Goodwill Offering. Info: 613-821-2040. Friday Dec. 12 from 4:30 to 7pm. Chili Supper. Trinity United Church, Rideau Valley Dr. South, Kars. Cost: Adult - $10, Child under 12 - $5.



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Thank you to all residents for sharing your comments and concerns. I would also like to thank Marcel Moncion for his hospitality.

“NO PARKING” ON RIVERSEDGE CRESCENT I recently received a petition from residents asking for “no parking” signage on one side of both Riversedge and Tewsley Drive. The city’s traffic department is currently processing the request. Please contact me should you have any concerns or comments.

OPEN HOUSEWIDENING OF EARL ARMSTRONG Please note that the open house which will showcase plans for the widening of Earl Armstrong Road from River Road to Limebank Road and plans for the Earl Armstrong Park and Ride facility east of River Road will take place on Jan. 22, from 6 - 8:30 p.m., at the Rideauview community centre.

LATEST LIMEBANK PLANS AT MONCIONS I was happy to chat with many residents this past weekend when I was displaying the latest city plans for the Limebank Road Improvements Project, at Moncions Independent Grocer. As you may know, this project is a priority for me and the city is now starting work on the stretch of road between River Road and Hunt Club Road.

WINTER RINKS As you may know, every winter our community associations are looking for volunteers to help run the Winter Rink Program which keeps our youth active. Please contact my office or the Riverside South Community Association directly if you are interested in helping out.

YOUR PARKS AND DOGS The City of Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services Branch will be hosting open houses on proposals for dogs-in-parks designations for Gloucester South-Nepean (Ward 22) parks. The city recognizes that many dog owners actively seek city parklands to exercise their pets while other park-goers have additional reasons to enjoy them. Designations are a community driven process and staff will be seeking your input to designate your neighbourhood park. The open house will take place on Dec. 3, from 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the Rideauview community centre. HAPPY HOLIDAYS Please remember to shop locally this holiday season and support our local business. CAN I HELP? Please call me at (613) 580-2751, or email steve. or visit




Metcalfe Jets drop ninth straight game NATHAN JAHN WEEKENDER STAFF Almost halfway through the Eastern Ontario Junior “B” Hockey League’s (EOJBHL) regular season, the Metcalfe Jets sit in last place with a dismal 4-15 record, having dropped nine straight games. While scoring goals hasn’t been a huge issue for the Jets, they haven’t been able to keep the puck out of their own net on a consistent basis. And it’s only going to get worse with the team’s leading scorer asking for a trade. Mikael Morin was leading the team with 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists) when he he asked to be traded “for personal reasons.” While rumours circulating the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe had pegged Morin as “quitting” on the team; Jets owner and general manager George Giroux kept Morin’s reasons private. However, his hand being

forced; Giroux couldn’t get anything more than “future considerations” for Morin from the Alexandria Glens, who sit in first place in the St. Lawrence Division of the Rideau/St. Lawrence Conference. The 21-year-old is an 'overager,' which means teams need to use a special designation for him. Morin already has three points (a goal and two assists) with the Glens after two games. All of this raises a simple question: How does the team deal with losing nine straight games and losing its top goal scorer? “The direction is to be ready and focused to compete in each and every period of every game,” write Giroux in correspondence with the Weekender. “Through competition, the outcomes will come about. Junior hockey is a job for the players and coaches and it takes a lot of work, discipline, dedication, sacrifice and skill to get this job done right.” Changes The Jets lineup is drastically different from last year's and even quite a bit different from the beginning of the season.

OTHS Panthers victorious after successful season SCOTT MCEWAN SPECIAL TO THE WEEKENDER The 2008 Osgoode Township High School Senior Girls Basketball Team consisted of three Grade 10s (Elsa Hergel, Sara Bennett and Megan Klimas), five Grade 11s (Jennifer Prince, Chelsea Adlard, Jessica Sorenson, Karley Wilson and Tammy Quade) and two graduating students (Hannah Wijsman and Leah Melbourne). You would have never known that we had such a diverse group of girls the way they handled themselves and represented our school, both on and off the court. The regular season finished with the panthers in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with an undefeated record of 10 wins and 0 loses. This gave the Panthers a bye into the quarter finals. In the quarter finals, the panthers met Sir Robert Borden and won 56 – 21. In

the semi-finals, they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish winning 65 – 53. On Nov. 12, in front of a full gym of 200+ fans, teachers and parents, the Panthers defeated the Hillcrest Hawks in a nail-biting game 33 – 31 and were crowned the 2008 NCSSAA Tier 2 Senior Girls Basketball champions. It was a very memorable year for all of our players but especially for the graduating players, team captains Hannah Wijsman and Leah Melbourne. Ms. Fisher and I are extremely proud of how the girls played as a team and represented our school with panther pride. We are already looking forward to the 2009 season, with eight returning players to defend our championship banner and many prospects moving up from our junior team. The team wishes our graduating players all the best as they move on to the next stage in their lives. Congratulations girls on a job well done!

Gone is goalie Francis Bourgeois and Mikael Morin. In fact, the team boasts 10 rookies in its lineup this year; all factors that can be attributable to the disastrous start of the season. Simon Johns, Alexander Barr, Zachary Coakeley, Brett Varrin, Ryan Lepine, Sean Murphy (added as a "walk-on" after the Morin trade, Giroux had him highly valued with Junior A experience and as a running back for the Ottawa Sooners), Christopher Duncan, Glenden Bakker, Mike Hendy, Doug Gordon and Alex Huard are all rookies this year. Since Huard returned from an injury, he seems to be getting the majority of the minutes from head coach Larry Bellinger. His play has been both spectacular and abysmal this year; but he shows flashes of true brilliance that the Jets can only hope to shine through next season. The Three Musketeers The team must now rely on the scoring abilities of forwards Kory Churchill and Nick Straccini, with Eric Laplante scoring from the blueline.

The three have combined for 66 points, 19 games into the season. Churchill leads the bunch with eight goals and 18 assists, averaging more than a point per game, along with Laplante (nine goals, 11 assists) and Straccini (six and 14). Team captain, Brett Holmes, is close behind with five goals and 11 assists. Financial Burdens Giroux and the Jets have been selling tickets for a fundraising lottery through the first half of the season; unfortunately ticket sales have been low. The team, explained Giroux, has a “long history of success but also of budgetary constraints. This year, the Jets were hoping to relieve some of the budgetary concerns with a licensed lottery. Not everybody can come to a game, but a lot of folks can buy a lottery tickets.” Proceeds from the lottery go to supplement gate receipts, sponsorships and player fees, which are used to pay for ice time, referees and travel expenses. More information about the lottery and the Jets can be founda at


SOMETHING TO CHEER ABOUT: Jets players celebrate a first-period goal against the Stittsville Royals last Friday night. They lost 10-7.

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US WISH OUR TROOPS A VERY believe that we must move ahead with Light Rail for the future of our city.


OSGOODE WARD 2009 City Budget Public consultation for the 2009 city budget will take place during the month of November. Osgoode Ward residents had their chance to comment or raise questions on Wednesday, in Greely.

Breakfasts With Santa St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Metcalfe is holding their annual Breakfast With Santa next Saturday, at the Metcalfe arena hall. For information, please call (613) 744-8255 ext. 226.

The 16th Annual Breakfast With Saana and silent auction will be held next Saturday, 7 to 11 a.m., at the Osgoode Community Centre to raise funds for the Osgoode Co-operative Nursery School. Tickets available at the door. For more info, call 613-826-2528. Christmas Parades Osgoode (Dec. 6) Metcalfe (Dec. 14).

OTHS Food Drive Nov. 28 and Dec. 13. Students raised over $2,000 and collected 13,000 nonperishable items last year. Quote “Every story has three sides, yours, mine, and the facts.”


to have been debated again by council this Wednesday. I supported the project at committee and will do so again at council. I firmly

Coyote Update I have had meetings and discussions with local and Toronto-based officials of the Ministry of Natural Resources.

COMMUNITY NEWS Christmas Cards for the Troops We can all send Christmas cards to our soldiers, letting them know that distance does not take them from our hearts and prayers. Drop your cards off at Osgoode Foodland, Julee’s Homecraft or Sweet Peas Pantry by Dec. 6, or after the Christmas parade. For more information, please call Trudy Quinn at (613) 826-1649 or e-mail .


Toby was born August 5th 2008. This little fellow was dumped near a farm. He is a very affectionate kitten, loves to be rubbed and cuddled. He eats well and is litter trained. Loves to climb play structures and wrestle with his friends.

For more info or to make an appointment for viewing contact Paul or Fran at 613-489-2586 or Email Visit our website www. We are a registered charity. Please visit our virtual garage sale page. September Special Adopt one get the second one half off.

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POLITICAL NEWS Transportation Master Plan UPdate Last Wednesday, members of the Transit and Transportation committee debated the new Light Rail plan for 14 hours. As a result of this marathon meeting, some major resolutions were passed but the most critical decision, the phasing of the multi-billion dollar project, was defeated. This issue was


We are working on a number of possible solutions. Please continue to e-mail your concerns to: Honourable Donna Cansfield ( Scott Smithers (scott. the MNR officer for this area Lisa MacLeod ( ) our MPP Mayor O'Brien (larry. o' Derrick Moodie (derrick. the City Rural Affairs Director Doug Thompson (doug.

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FOR SALE 32” SONY WEGA, warranty, 2011, $300; sectional $200; corner computer desk $25; corner T.V. stand $30; Magic Chef built-in dishwasher $150. Phone 613-2585630. 8 PIECE QUEEN SIZE SOLID WOOD POSTER BEDROOM SET. Includes High Boy, head board, dresser with 6 drawers and mirror and 2 end tables. Excellent Condition $800.00 613652-4652


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Lucie will sadly be missed by her children, grand children, siblings, mother, father, nephews, nieces and her neighbours surrounding her. Her two cats Puss and Boots will miss her too. Passed away on November 8th, 2008 in her home in Kemptville. Her family thanks everyone for supporting her family in a difficult time.



HUMPHREYS, William Stanley In fond and loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away Nov. 22, 1982.

WEDDINGS & BAPTISMS, Civil or Christian, location of your choice. Also small weddings, weekdays, my home, $100. The Reverend Alan Gallichan. 613726-0400.

Though days pass and months go by, Memories of you will never die.


PATERSON: Valerie In loving memory of Valerie Paterson, who passed away November 23, 2002. She was an unsurpassed Mother, Nana and friend.

THE KINBURN Cooperative Nursery School would like to congratulate raffle winner Laurie Coulas. Thanks to all the vendors and patrons for supporting the Nursery School.

“She is far more precious than jewels”. Proverbs 31:10

A booklet of commemorative verses is available at this newspaper. We sincerely hope it will prove to be of service to readers who are desirous of selecting a suitable verse for their In Memoriam.

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.

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Lovingly remembered Thomas and Lynn, Matthew, Sarah and Evan

Lovingly remembered and never forgotten by Rev. Blair, Karen, Emma and Malerie and by Andrea, Michael and Timothy.

APPLES - many varieties also PEARS, unique fruit spreads and chutneys, CIDER, Sparkling Juice, GIFT BASKETS ready made or made to order, giftware, antiques and collectibles. Open daily 8:00am to 5:00pm, SMYTH’S APPLE ORCHARD, 613-652-2477, Hwy. 43 east towards Winchester - Development Rd. south - follow the signs iroquois/smyths

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MOVING SALE, Full Gym Equipment “Nautilus Weight System, Elliptical Machine and Low Rider Stationary Bike, $700 O.B.O. Large Desk, Wood Desk, Dressers, Oak Chair, All Best Offer. Hair Salon Hydraulic Chair, Station, Mirrors, Dryer Chair, Misc. All Best Offer. 613-8367999

MOVING Triple Dresser with Mirror, $60. 12 c/ft Freezer1yr old, $200. Half moon antique table, $30. Antique Style Lamp with painted glass shade, $25. Birch Pedestal Table with leaf & 4 chairs, $100. DVD Player, $40. Large Canvas Painting Gold frame (valued $400), $75. Bookcase (5 shelves), $50. Corner Stand, $30. Antique Desk (refinished), $50. Wall Curio Cabinets (2), $25 each. Washed Oak Stand 2 shelves and 2 drawers, $30. RCA TV (25”), $75. Desk, $15. Filing Cabinet, $20. Square coffee table (solid wood), $20. Stained Glass House Night Light, $15. Mini Doll House Furniture, $25. Double Steel Bed Frame, $30. Shelving Units for Garage or Basement, $35. All prices OBO. 613-283-6916.



‘93 FORD THUNDERBIRD, 3.8L, V6, P.W., P.L., cloth/leather interior, aluminum wheels, AM/FM cassette, Power doors/seat, 99K, safetied, E-tested, private sale - one tax, $2,495. 613-355-3897.

BOARDING. TLC for smaller dogs. My home. Retired breeder. $20 daily. Marg 613-721-1530.

1998 MAZDA Protégé SE, Certified, 1.5L, 5 spd., 123000km, Includes winter tires with rims, MP3/CD receiver with remote $2700 Tel.613-836-9752 2003 CAVALIER - auto, a/c, ps, pb, power locks/windows/mirrors, good condition, 125,000 kms, safetied, e-tested. $3,900 613-836-5611 or 613-836-1915, Elaine.

2004 CHEV MALIBU, Asking 8,600, certified & e-test, only 51,000 km, 4 cyl great on gas,charcoal grey ext/light grey int., fully loaded & ready for winter with 4 snow tires. Please call 613 5992791 LEASE TO OWN A certified warrantied used vehicle at Arnprior Truck Centre from 6.9% O.A.C. or Commercial Lease from 8.9% O.A.C. & write off your payments. Makes sense at tax time. 613-623-1600

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MOBILITY SCOOTER BLOW OUT SALE!! Up to $600.00 off select models. Call SILVER CROSS for all your mobility needs. 613-2313549 NEW NAPOLEON GAS Fireplaces. Installation available. Factory pricing, Warranty included. Call 613-839-5571 or 613-724-7376 SNOW TIRES, 15 inch Michelin Ice, one year old, $200. Phone 613258-1568.

FOR UPCOMING AUCTIONS: Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Bows, Military Medals, Edged Weapons. As Estate Specialists we manage the sale of registered & unregistered firearms. We can facilitate the sale of firearms with expired certificates. Call Paul @ Switzer’s Auction: 613-332-5581 or 800-694-2609 or email info@switzer for a consultation. Watch our web site for updated listings: www.swit 2009 Sales: February 7th, April 18th, June 20th, August 22nd, October 24th.

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ATV ARCTIC CAT 250, 4 X 4 with winch, red, $3,250. Weagant Farm Supplies, Brockville, 800-260-2031.

KEMPTVILLE: three bedroom row condo with 1 and 1/2 baths, finished basement with bar, end unit. Gas heat and hot water with central air, $140,000. firm. 613-2963455.

LOTS AND ACREAGE CARP-RESIDENTIAL Lot 90 Frances Colbert Rockwood Hills - Phase 4 Fully Serviced 613769-9836 LAND O’ LAKES: Waterfront development property. 370 wooded private acres. 3,300 feet clean shoreline. Ideal for development. Also: WATERFRONT RETREAT. 23 wooded acres. Land O’ Lakes. 2,399 feet on pristine lake. Big, like-new log home and garage. Additional 50 acres available.

ATV ARCTIC CAT 650V Twin, 4 x 4 with winch, 2004, lime green, 2,900 kms. Special $4,950. Weagant Farm Supplies, LAND O’ LAKES, North Brockville, 800-260- Country. Viceroy style 2031. 1,800sq.ft. 4-season home. 650’ water frontage. Like new, double garage, paved road. HUNTING $156,900. HUNTER/CANADIAN Firearm safety course. Kanata (Connaught Rifle Range) Dec 5, 6, 7. To Register Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 w w w. va l l ey s p o r t s m a n R & R MEATS: WILD Game, Skinning, Cutting and Wrapping, Sausages. Hats for Hide Depot. 1691-1681 Lindsay Road, Oxford Mills. Contact Joe 613-258-7286.

CARLETON PLACE: Waterfront. Older 3 bedroom cottage. Yearround access. Price includes boat and motor. $89,000. WANTED: Cash for fixer upper property anywhere. Free evaluation. Gerald L. Hudson, 1-613-4491665, Sales Rep. Willoughby Realty Inc. Brokerage, 613-659-2002.



PERTH: Farm, classic, 2,400 sq.ft., 4 bedroom home. 45 acres plus additional available. Large barns, creek, double garage, paved road. $298,000. Also: Cottage on Mississippi Lake. Level lot, 90’x50’. Includes boat and motor. $89,000. Gerald L. Hudson, 1-613-449-1668, Sales Rep., Willoughby Realty Inc. Brokerage, 613-659-2002.

SPENCERVILLE, 4 bedroom, 3522 County Road 21. New kitchen, parking, $950. plus utilities. References required. Call Howard 613658-3176.


STITTSVILLE - Large, new 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated, with appliances. Separate entrance with parking. $850 includes utilities. Available Dec. 1ST. Non-Smoking, no TOWN HOUSE IN pets. 613-836-6982 MANOTICK. Renovated, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 TWO BEDROOM apartbath, gas heat, central ment available October air, parking. Available 1st. Edgetown ApartImmediately. $1045 plus ments, Kemptville. References required. Phone utilities. 613-599-9754 613-264-8439

TWO STOREY, 3 bedroom house in South ROOM Mountain. Available DeFOR RENT cember 1, $925. per month plus utilities. KANATA large room, inKEMPTVILLE: Commer- Phone 613-989-5348. cludes everything. Fecial space for rent, 700 male preferred. Indoor square feet $700./month. Parking. No Smoking, Great location at lights at APARTMENTS No pets. $500.00. First 111 Prescott St. Includes FOR RENT and Last. 613-599-9985. water and taxes or building may be sold to be able to owner occupy. 2 BEDROOM APART- Room to rent in Village Appliances. of Richmond. Room to Occupy the space and MENT. 5 collect rent from other 3 Air Conditioning. Wheel- rent $ 500.00 per month chair Ramp. Elevator. all utilities included. spaces. 613-826-3455. Ideal for seniors. Large room, large kitchAvailable August 1st en area, Laundry room, 613-838-4255. Rent large yard with pool. This HOUSES 875/month room is available to rent FOR RENT now. Please call 613838-4155 for more deEXECUTIVE 3 and 4 CARDINAL: New ground tails and to view the bedroom homes - John- level one and two bedroom. stown waterfront, Spen- room apartments. New cerville, Williamsburg, fridge, stove, washer, private yard, South Mountain, all in- dryer, MORTGAGES & $650-$775 cluding bungalow have parking. LOANS main floor bedroom and month plus utilities. Two wheelchair acbathroom, hardwood, ce- units ramic tile, 3 with garag- cessible. Available im- $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIes, short/long term, mediately. Call 613-258- DATE DEBTS, mortgages to 95%, no income,, 7551. bad credit OK! The MortChris 613-925-2203. FURNISHED 2 & 3 BED- gage Centre 1-800-282ROOM UNITS. Ideal for 1169 HOUSE FOR RENT in temporary accommodations (house building, Kanata: Semi-detached 4 bdrm, about 2000 sqft., employment, etc). Lake- MUSIC/DANCING double-car garage,, 15 side country setting. Co INSTRUCTION Castle Glen Crescent, muting distance to Kanautilities extra. Allan 613- ta. Monthly. 613-267VIOLIN LESSONS 4450, 1-888-983-6333. 831-6003; Experienced, friendly, qualified teaching. All JUST RENOVATED ages welcome. Teaching KEMPTVILLE, DecemRICHMOND Lovely, Suzuki, Fiddle, RCM, ber 1, two bedroom large, sunny, main Playing by Ear and house on Kemptville floor 1 bedroom apart- Theory. Kathleen at 613Creek, inground pool, ment. Private, free 266-5839 or 613-721furnished, $998 plus parking. $800/month. 3526. utilities. Phone 613-258Available Immediate1614 or 613-987-9934. WORLD CLASS DRUMly. 613-838-4564 MER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now acMISSISSIPPI LAKE KEMPTVILLE 2BR - cepting students. Private Gardiner Shore Upper-level on river. lessons, limited enrollBeautiful 2 bedroom H a r d w o o d / L a m i n a t e ment, free consultation. house, clean, open, Flooring, Washer/Dryer, Call Steve, 613-831a/c, fireplace, garage. utilities, parking, gar- 5029. Lake steps away. 15 age/storage included. minutes to Kanata. Newly renovated. Lease to own VTB. Available Dec/Jan. $1100/mth. $995/month. First and TUTORING Call 613-253-0556. last. 613-889-6926 or marcgosset@ 613-215-0348. ADULTS: Improve your MATURE, QUIET tenant French conversation or OXFORD MILLS: three to rent upstairs of house. pass your government bedroom house on two Separate entrance, exams the fun way! Chilacres, full finished base- bright one bedroom, dren: Become bilingual! Conversation ment, 10 minutes west of downtown Kemptville. Drama, 416, $1,050 plus utilities. $600. per month. and Homework Help. Forward French Available Feb. 1. 613- Available January 1, Fast 258-1614, 613-987- 2009. Phone 613-258- 613-599-4226 or 9934. 4760. INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SPACE



Water Problems? No A+ DJs problem! Call the Water TREE SERVICE Depot, your water spehedge trimming & fercialist. 613-601-8521 . tilizing. Tree removals Credit problems? No & pruning. Full service problem. If you own your property maintenance. home you are approved. Reduced fall and winter rates Call us now for your free discounts. in home water analysis. Seniors Call George 613-601- Please call 613-7210660 for a free estiWELDING CLASSES 8521 . mate. Welding made fast & easy. Small evening classes, hands on experience, learn cutting SERVICES techniques, arc welding, M.I.G., and theory, certificate course, tax deductible. 432-7932.

CARPENTRY, REPAIRS, REC ROOMS, DECKS, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613-8322540 or 613-299-4335.

CERTIFIED MASON; Chimney Repair & Restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaranteed. 613-2500290.


Qualified part-time French instructor to teach adults in Kemptville. Thursday 12-6. method/material provided. $20/hour. The Language Studio Inc 519763-8806 Fax # 519-763-2239


EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER has full and parttime spaces available. Quality daycare without outrageous fees. Infants through school ages. Safe, country environment between Kemptville and Spencerville. Please call Trish at 613258-7107. MORGAN’S GRANT Daycare provider has 2 full time spots available. Home cooked meals, healthy snacks, lots of TLC. First Aid, CPR, call 613-601-7105




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BAYFIELD MANOR Christmas Craft and Bake Sale, Sat., Dec. 6, from 2:00-4:00pm on Nursing Home Side, 100 Elvira St., Kemptville. Numerous craft tables and baked goodies. Proceeds go towards Bayfield Manor Residents **RECEIPTS FOR Council. CLASSIFIED WORD ADS MUST BE REBLUE CHRISTMAS QUESTED AT THE SERVICE: Sunday, Dec. TIME OF AD BOOK7, 7:00pm, Hallville UnitING** ed Church. Join us for a **WORD AD COPY quiet, meditative worship TAKEN BY PHONE IS service. NOT GUARANTEED FOR ACCURACY. For SEASONS GREETINGS CRAFT SALE guaranteed wording please fax your word ad Nov 29 & 30, 10 am to 4 pm. Stittsville Arena, 10 or email it to us. Warner-Colpitts Lane. Fundraiser for OTTAWA SOCIETY PERSONALS HUMANE AND CNIB. FREE ADMISSION! AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? For information call Al-anon, 613-258-3049 Al-ateen 613-860-3431. $$$ SECURITY GUARDS $$$ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Do you want to No Experience Needed. Offered stop drinking? There are Full Training no dues or fees for A.A. 613-228-2813 Membership. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Phone 613-258-4891 or 613826-1980.

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LEGION WILL PICK UP & RE- STITTSVILLE MOVE any unwanted HALL, Main Street, evecars, trucks, boats, ry Wednesday, 6:45p.m. snowmobiles, lawntractors, snowblowers, etc. Cash paid for some. Peter, All Purpose Towing. 613-797-2315, 613-560-9042

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ASSISTANT TEACHER - After School Childcare Program. Mon.-Fri., 2:45-5:45pm, plus Snow Days, PA Days and supply. Must be 18, current CRC and Record of Immunizations. ECE, or experience in child care setting an asset. Duties: Assisting with daily program, light housekeeping. Start date: January 5/09. Send resume and cover letter by December 12, 2008 to: North Grenville Cooperative Preschool and Learning Centre, P.O. Box 1583, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 COOK/HOUSEKEEPER Childcare Program, Monday-Friday, 7am1pm. Must be 18, current CRC and Record of Immunizations. Duties: Cooking nutritious snacks and lunch from scratch, light housekeeping duties. Start date: December 8/08. Send resume and cover letter to: North Grenville Cooperative Preschool and Learning Centre, P.O. Box 1583, Kemptville, On K0G 1J0

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back in black By Rob Brodie Your Ottawa Senators are back in black. The Sens have launched a new third-jersey look this season, but with a colour that remains a big favourite among the Sens Army faithful. “We looked at a couple of different colours in terms of considering designs,” said Jeff Kyle, the Senators’ vice-president of marketing. “The feedback we received indicated black was the preferred choice, so we went in

that direction.” The Senators last unveiled a black third jersey before the 2000-01 season. New this time, though, are laces that tie together at the collar – a Senators first. It’s the ultimate in retro jersey styling. “Doing that distinguishes it from the other jerseys that we’ve had in the past,” said Kyle. Captain Daniel Alfredsson said he likes “the mix of retro and new design. It really stands out. You can tell it’s just not a copy from a retro jersey.

“You still have the new with the logo and everything.” The third jersey also features distinctive red, black and red striping on the arms and socks, with the wordmark “Sens” running up to the right. “These are unbelievable,” said alternate captain Dany Heatley. “Just everything about it: the colours, the design, the Sens (word) across the front. “We all like it and I hope the fans do, too.” Added alternate captain Chris Phillips: “This one is

at the top of the list. Of all the jerseys (I’ve worn as a Senator), this is the bestlooking one so far.” Black was the colour of choice when the Senators faced the New York Rangers last Saturday and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, and they’ll don the third jersey 13 more times at home this season. Included are the Sens’ next three appearances at Scotiabank Place: Dec. 3 (vs. Atlanta), Dec. 6 (vs. Pittsburgh) and Dec. 8 (vs. Florida).

Look Who’s Coming Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East The skinny: This year’s edition of the Maple Leafs isn’t big on star power but what it lacks in major names, it more than makes up for with hard work and resiliency. Goaltender Vesa Toskala is again one of the most important Leafs, giving them a chance to win every time he’s between the pipes. Veterans Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky are the leaders of a revamped attack, which now also features youngsters such as Dominic Moore. Hulking teenager Luke Schenn has already shown he’ll be a force on the Toronto blue line for years to come with solid early-season play.

Atlanta Thrashers Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., TSN

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The skinny: The Thrashers are in tough in an improved Southeast Division, but remain one of the league’s most dangerous outfits offensively. Though the dynamic Ilya Kovalchuk is the flashiest of Atlanta’s top guns, the team was getting plenty of mileage from former Senator and Kanata native Todd White in the early going. Veterans Ron Hainsey (Montreal) and Mathieu Schneider (Anaheim) were brought in as free agents to beef up the Thrashers blue line. Top draft pick Zach Bogosian has been sidelined with a broken leg. The bulk of the goaltending duties again rest on the shoulders of Finnish stopper Kari Lehtonen.

Senators on TV Nov. 27: vs. Toronto, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet) Nov. 29: at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. (no TV) Dec. 3: vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m. (TSN) Dec. 6: vs. Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. (CBC) Dec. 8: vs. Florida, 7:30 p.m. (Sportsnet)


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