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WEEKENDER STAFF Rural residents may be shelling out an extra $3.06 in the city-wide transit levy. During the Ward 21 council meeting, on Nov. 24, members heard from Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Coun. Glenn Brooks and the City of Ottawa’s rural affairs officer, Derrick Moodie, regarding the proposed transit levy increase. Initially, city staff were considering a percentagebased sharing of the $1.2 million in additional costs for the Park ‘n’ Ride lots scattered throughout the city. But it was deemed more “fair” to distribute the costs evenly across the entire city, said Moodie. It is to be a temporary measure until the city brings in its transit Smart Card system in a few years. “There is no additional money going to the city coffers,” Moodie said. “It’s (a) redistribution to what staff feels is everyone’s fair share … this was put forward on a two-year basis.” Osgoode Ward Coun. Doug Thompson and Brooks both fought hard to have the

rural transit levy removed from the books but Moodie said their proposed user-pay system for the city’s Park ‘n’ Ride lots was shot down for its “inconvenience factor.” Brooks was none too pleased at the Ward 21 meeting, citing two reasons for his displeasure with the levy: “One, it’s not fair. Two, it's a slippery slope.” In Thompson's opinion it "boils down to a tax grab." "I’m disappointed that committee, and now council, has endorsed the transit levy for the city, including the rural areas and including those in Osgoode Ward and West Carleton that don’t have any transit except ParaTranspo," he said. "There are other solutions and I think we, in Osgoode Ward, took it very seriously. I instituted a task force and we had four public meetings in Osgoode Ward and we came up with a report that explained the position of the rural residents who almost unanimously that they did not agree with this general levy on taxpayers in Osgoode Ward and the other rural areas as well. We felt that if you took a look at the number of Park ‘n’ Ride spots in the city and you charged $2


PARTY IN OSGOODE: Jill Woodley, chair of the Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA!), speaks to the more than 100 people who attended the inaugural 'Goode Grapes wine tasting event at the Osgoode Community Centre. The evening raised approximately $15,000 for O-YA! See Page 12 for story and photos. a day for the spot, you would recover your money. In my opinion, that’s a fair way to do it: those who are provided the service should pay for it. That position fell on deaf ears." The issue is less about the slight increase on the tax bill and more about the fact that


Brooks and Thompson both feel rural residents pay too much for services they don't receive — or are inferior to those provided to urban residents — in terms of transit. "The argument against paying for park ‘n’ ride was it cost too much to institute, but also that it would deter






people in the rural transit area who already pay through their property taxes," said Thompson. "It just seems to me that city staff … they’ve had years to come up with a solution. It’s not the money, it’s the principle." Urban residents use the Park 'n' Ride lots most often.

In fact, the only lots with more than 10 per cent of users from a rural area are the Eagleson, Strandherd and Terry Fox stations with 17, 14 and 28 per cent of users from rural areas, respectively.






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Thanks to strong last-minute sales, the first Blues At The Brewpub was a smashing success. "We rescued victory from the jaws of defeat," said James Doran, the man behind the highly successful Blues on the Rideau series. "We had a last minute surge of ticket sales ... and judging from the comment cards, most of the people were from Navan, Orleans and Ottawa. Although we had a group come from Kingston ... the farthest away was Maniwaki." The evening featured the famed blues group, the David Rotundo band, in conjunction with plenty of fine food and drink from the Draft Horse Brewery and O'Mearra's Pub — and dancing, of course. "We had 85 (paid tickets) and the place holds 150 (people)," said Doran. "Eighty-five for dinner and there were a few of those who came in for the show only. "All-in-all … we didn’t lose too much money so that’s a sign of success. Overall it went really well. David (Rotundo) delivered an incredible show. The Draft Horse — especially considering it was their first

time with this type of event — did well." Doran told the Weekender before the event that 90 tickets needed to be sold to break even financially. While they didn't break even, he felt confident enough in the turnout that the next event is tentatively slated for early next year. "We haven’t decided exactly the date for the next one, but it will be January," he said. "I’m just working on what band and which charity we’ll be supporting for that." Doran was also extremely pleased with the comment cards turned in by audience members, all of which, he said, were positive comments. Most of the people said they would definitely come back. "You get past the first one and show people what an exceptional night of entertainment it is and away it goes," said Doran. The event raised $425 for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), which was graciously accepted by Len Hanes, the hospital's director of communications. Look for details on the next charitable blues event in future issues of the Weekender.



OPS 'cracks' open case of mysterious eggers OPS Patrol officers in the Rideau/Goulbourn zone responded to 97 general calls for service from the public for the reporting period of Nov. 21 to 27. The following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:  North Gower: three mischiefs, one theftfrom vehicle, one fire, one suspicious  Stonebridge: one suspicious, one theft  Richmond: one mischief, two thefts  Munster: one theft, one accident  Manotick: two suspicious  Ashton: one theft In addition to the calls for service, patrol officers are also prroactively enforcing the Highway Traffic laws, responding to false 9-1-1 and alarm calls, and assisting the Ottawa Fire, paramedics and bylaw services. Putting a face on egging There appears to be a break — or at least a 'crack' — in the Richmond egging incidents. Shortly after midnight, on Nov. 23, a complainant, who was in her darkened room, heard the sound of footsteps on gravel moving towards her house and overheard two male voices outside her window. Before she could react, the sound of something hitting the side of her house startled her. When she looked outside to see what was going on, she noticed a blue van speeding away from her property. Less than an hour later, the complainant heard the sound of cracking eggshells striking her window. Again, when she looked outside, she saw two males running away from her home and jumping into, what appeared to be, the same blue van. Since the complainant and her father were tired of this running ‘yolk,’ they gave chase, first on foot and then in their car. After following the van along Franktown Road, then onto Joys Road, the complainant watched the van disappear into the bushes, along an unmaintained deadend roadway. Not daring to press on any further, the complainant and her father guarded the entranceway and waited until police arrived.

When the police made their way into the bushes, they found four ‘innocent looking’ male teens standing outside of a van. As to be expected, the four teens denied any involvement in the egging incident and claimed that they were the real victims. They said the reason they drove into the field was to hide from a vehicle that was tailgating them. Because the officers were unable to locate any eggs or any other incriminating evidence, no charges were laid. However, all four teens were identified. Double yolk, anyone? Less than a week later, two different male teens scrambled like chickens, after they were spotted egging a complainant’s house on Cockburn Street. Just like his neighbors, this complainant was also tired of the yolks and wasn’t going to ‘lay down’ anymore. Unfortunately for the teens, the complainant was a fast runner and was able to catch up to them. Police were called and identified the teens. Fare is fair During the early morning hours of Nov. 22, police were dispatched to the Prince of Wales Drive and Jockvale Road area after a taxi driver began having problems with two male customers, who were refusing to pay for the cab fare. To prevent his fares from leaving, the cabbie continued driving along the dark and lonely stretch of roadway, on an intercept course with police. Realizing the error of their ways, that shelling out a few bucks was far better than a long walk home in the frigid dark of night, the guys came to their senses and paid the cabbie for his services. Consequently, police were called off and the cabbie and his customers went their separate ways — richer in different ways. Traffic Accidents Nov. 24 Malakoff Road and Donnelly Drive: A 39-year-old driver from Merrickville was charged

under the HTA for failing to share half of the roadway after she struck a vehicle that was attempting to make a left hand turn. While following a vehicle, the driver assumed that the vehicle was slowing down to make a right hand turn. It was only after she pulled out into the oncoming lane, to get around the vehicle, that she realized her assumption was completely wrong. Instead of turning right, the vehicle was, in fact, making a left hand turn. As a result, the driver was unable to avoid colliding into the turning vehicle. Nov. 25 Munster Road, Munster: Police attended a rear-end collision, involving a police cruiser. While travelling through Munster, a police cruiser was struck by a civilian vehicle that was allegedly too fast for the road conditions. The driver stated that when he stepped on the brakes, the vehicle slid on the wet slushy road surface, and crashed into the rear bumper of the police cruiser. Break and Enter Nov. 22 Fourth Line and Dilworth Roads: A complainant reported a B&E and theft incident that occurred between 4 p.m., on Nov. 21 and 12 p.m., on this date. The complainant reported that unknown suspects entered into his trailer through the front door, by breaking a padlock, and stole a TV set, a DVD player, a chain saw and a transit level. Nov. 23 Blackshire Circle, Barrhaven: During the 40 minutes it took the complainants to run a few errands, leaving their home unattended and locked, unknown suspects broke in and stole numerous personal items. Some time between 4:30 and 5:10 p.m., suspects broke into the house through a basement window by prying open and breaking the glass, and conducted a rapid search for electronic equipment, jewelry and keys. The suspects exited through the front or back door. Both were discovered unlocked. As the complainant was

leaving her house, she noticed a suspicious black pickup truck reversing out of her neighbor’s driveway. She said that a young white male, in the rear seat of the pickup, appeared to be staring at her, as she drove away. A neighbor reportedly observed a suspicious young white male walking northbound along Blackshire Circle, at approximately 4:40 a.m. The male was described as 5’7” tall with black/brown curly hair, and wearing a grey to black hat, jeans, a dark winter jacket, and a small backpack. It is very important to report suspicious incident to police, your Neighborhood Watches, and Community Associations.

A complainant called police to report a theft of boat incident. Sometime between 10 p.m., on Nov. 22 and 7:30 a.m., on this date, unknown suspects entered onto the complainant’s property and stole a white Sunray open boat with an inboard motor. The complainant reported the boat number as 22D4201 and hull ID as ZSU30321175. Fourth Line Road, North Gower: Sometime between 1 p.m., on Nov. 22 and 7 p.m., on Nov. 23, unknown suspects entered onto his parking lot

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Mischief Nov. 22 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower: Shortly before midnight, three young males were observed smashing a mailbox and a civic sign with a crowbar. They were last seen driving down Perkins Drive in a gold-coloured SUV. Nov. 23 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower: A complainant called police to report a mischief to property incident. Shortly after midnight, unknown suspects smashed in the front display window of Perkins Timber Mart. No one entered the store. A search of the area turned up a broken sign at Cummings Funeral Home, which is located around the corner from Perkins. It is suspected these incidents are related to the Nov. 22 mailbox mischief, which was reported shortly before midnight. Theft Nov. 23 Flewellyn Road, Ashton:

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ell, folks, here's one problem we can't blame on immigration or women's lib or the police state that really doesn't exist. Nope, this one is all ours. For days now, we've bombarded with lies, duplicity, self-aggrandizing trash talk by the very folks we elected to govern us. If we truly get the government we deserve, then I fear we have been very, very bad — to the extent Santa may have just lopped 30 million names off his list of good boys and girls. What we're witnessing in real time is perhaps the most blatant, naked power grab in the history of Canadian politics. At the centre of the storm is Stephen Harper, our elect-


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ers to defeat his bill, topple his government and force an election. Every time, every party backed down. Had Harper not also been such an evident control freak, muzzling his minions to stay "on message" at any cost, I could have been a fan. Alas, 'twas not to be. Then, flying out of Bizarro World, cape flapping in the winds of the echo chamber of his mind, came superhero Stephane Dion, claiming to the vacationing governor general that he commands the support of the House of Commons. Not bad for a guy who can't command the support of his own Liberal party who are racing to replace him after his dismal leadership in the recent federal election.

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SNAP-py O-YA program offers special needs programming WEEKENDER STAFF Continuing its fine tradition of offering programming for youths between the ages of 12-18, the Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) now has a program for special needs youth. The Special Needs Action Program (SNAP) is the brainchild of local special needs teacher Carol Chayer, who teaches at St. Mark Catholic High School. SNAP has the “primary goal” of creating a safe environment for special needs youth while focusing on recreation and life skills development, said O-YA’s executive director Cheryl Leggett. “My first thing was to hire the co-ordinator and then I tasked the coordinator with designing the program,” she said.

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“I was very impressed and pleased with this schedule of activities. (Chayer) has week-by-week — everything organized — scheduling. She does little activity reports every day so I’m kept in the loop.” The program runs until July 2009, but Leggett is hoping to drum up some funding for the program to make it a part of O-YA’s “core programming.” “There’s nothing in the rural that’s for special needs for youths aged 12-18,” said Leggett. “Awareness is 90 per cent of the success of a program like this. "If you can get the people aware of it and then registered … that will play a lot

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teve Smith, the alter ego of Canadian icon Red Green, really, really did not want to write his most recent book, We’re All In This Together: Red Green – the man behind the character and vice versa. And had he decided to team up with anyone other than Canada’s handywoman/comic extraordinaire, Mag Ruffman, the book would likely never been written. But Ruffman had a dream. Literally. “It was the furthest thing from Steve’s idea, but … I had a dream about (doing the book) three times in a row,” Ruffman told the Advance last week from Mansfield, Ont., where she is the midst

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For his part, Smith says is thrilled with the end product, a behind-the-scenes type of book that will, in true Red Green fashion, only be available in hardware stores across the country. Perhaps even more fitting, the book tour is sponsored in part by 3M Scotch Duct Tape — also the book’s Canadian distributor — which is about as synonymous with Red Green as plaid. The plan, says Smith, is to have a best-selling book that is not available in regular bookstores. Odd? Maybe, says Smith, but that’s pretty much par for the course. “Everything about my career has been kind of odd,” he says. Smith admits to Ruffman’s claims about his reluctance to do the book. He had absolutely no desire to do it, he says. “None, less than none, I was against it,” he says. “I thought I was too busy and had nothing worthwhile to say.” So what changed? “Mag bugged me for a year,” he says. That did it. And he listened to his ego. “My ego was screaming. Sometimes I forget

how truly great I am,” he says, likely only half-joking. It can be hard to tell. When he finally agreed to the book, he made the decision that it was going to be all or nothing. He wasn’t going to pick and choose what went in — nothing was to be censored. “I wanted to be as open and honest as I could but without going to jail,” he says, again, likely only halfjoking. Now that the book is out — and selling fast, with some stores already sold out, says Ruffman — Smith says he might be just a little bit guarded, likely because his fans now know him better than ever. “They’re going to really know me,” he says, adding that that kind of knowledge may allow some of them to come up with a pleasant conclusion. “Maybe they really don’t like you after all. But again, he says, that just goes to show how honest and candid he was in the book. “I had to be," he says. "Mag wouldn’t let me get away with anything." chris.hofley



Province to upload costs from property tax bill Municipalities across Ontario got their wish last Friday when Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Jim Watson announced that the province would be taking back responsibility for paying for social assistance benefits and court security costs. The upload will be phased in over the next 10 years. “The days of downloading are over,” Watson says, noting that Ontario is the only province that has social assistance costs paid for by property tax. “These costs should never have been on the property tax bill in the first place.” Watson, who is also the Liberal MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, says the decade-long time frame is to ensure the plan is affordable for both parties. He likens the process to a house renovation. Since the province can’t afford to upload everything at once, it will do the work a piece at a time. The upload is based on a report the province commissioned to determine which level of government should pay for what services. Watson says the report took a principled approach to what should be off property taxes and then determined a plan to get there. “Every year we are eliminating costs to the property

tawa an estimated $5 million to $6 million a year when Ottawa police officers are assigned to the provincial courts for security. “(The upload) will free up police officers to be on the streets, not sitting in court rooms,” Watson says. Ottawa Police chief Vernon White says he understands the delay in uploading to 2012 given that Ontario is now a have-not province. “If this announcement had been in April, I would have been screaming that this is way too late, 2012,” White says. “But after the economic downturn this fall, it’s kind of what I expected: that 2012 was the reality.” Watson says the upload is on top of additional grants given to the municipal sector. He says today cities receive $2.2 billion from the province and a planned $3.8 billion in 2018, compared to $1 billion in 2003 when the Liberals took office. As well, he says the province has added $6.6 billion in infrastructure investments for cities, uploaded public health and land ambulance costs and provided gas tax funding. “We are not waiting to year 10 to upload,” Watson says. “The bulk of the uploads are in the first five years.” Watson says the predicted economic downturn will not affect the upload. The only possibility for changing the

agreement would be to speed up the upload if economic conditions improve. Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod, who represents Nepean-Carleton, says the uploading will take too long. “It happened on Halloween when there was a lot of trick or treating and unfortunately the trick was a 10year wait,” MacLeod says, adding that it has taken the Liberal government five years in power to make this announcement and that the report on who pays for what took a year to complete.

“At the same time property taxes are up, assessments are up and now we know the province is in the red,” MacLeod says. “For the first in history, Ontario is accepting transfer payments (from the federal government).” MacLeod says a Conservative government would have had the “who does what” report available a year ago and built up reserves during years of plenty. “The Liberals squandered years of billion-dollar surpluses,” MacLeod says, adding that $6.2 billion could have been given to taxpay-

ers as relief or invested in the community. As well, she says the Conservative gastax-sharing plan would have meant more money for municipalities. “We said their policies will continue to weaken the Ontario economy but they refused to listen,” MacLeod says. “There is no worse example of squandering tax dollars than the $500 million deficit and the fact that we are now a ‘have-not’ province.” margaret.sambol

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taxpayer,” Watson says. Over the next 10 years, the province will assume funding responsibility for the Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Drug Benefits, Ontario Works (welfare) and court security costs. Those items were downloaded to cities’ property tax bills in the 1990s by the Conservative Mike Harris government. Watson was mayor of Ottawa during those years and is pleased to be able to see the trend reversed. “I recall the days of layoffs and cutting budgets because of downloading,” Watson says. “It’s very fulfilling and rewarding to be in a position to help municipalities. It’s come full circle and I’m now in a position to do something about it.” Watson says the agreement will benefit Ottawa to the tune of $122 million by 2018. He notes uploading is already starting with Ontario Drug Benefits this year and 100 per cent of the administration costs for the Ontario Disability Support Program next year. In 2010, 50 per cent of the ODSP benefits will be uploaded and three per cent of Ontario Works will begin uploading. Each year, the province will pay an increasing percentage of Ontario Works costs until it reaches 100 per cent in 2018. Court security costs Ot-



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35 OTHS students canvassed local towns and villages and managed to collect some 2,200 items of food and $300 in cash donations. Some people, said Cooper, drove to the school to drop off their donations rather than wait for door-to-door canvassing. "Plus some students are out on their own time,” he noted. “Everything from baby food to regular canned goods. The community is very supportive … right now we are just shy of 5,000 items collected and $850 in cash.” Last year, OTHS managed to collect approximately 13,000 food items and raise $2,000 for food banks in Enniskerry and Embrun. “Our goal is to get around 15,000 items for our local food banks,” said Cooper.



Manotick Kiwanis will hold the price of Christmas Trees and Christmas Cakes at the same as last year! We hope you will support the Manotick Kiwanis Club by purchasing a tree — you have your choice of 1,077 trees from 4’ to 12’ - Scotch Pine, White Spruce, Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir. Prices range from $20 to $80. We opened at last Friday at Home Hardware in the Mews in Manotick. There are two types of Kiwanis Christmas Cakes Rings (1.1kg. with fruit) for $14. and Combos for $12. They are nicely boxed,

make an appreciated gift and are available in Manotick at Home Hardware, Royal Bank, CIBC, TD Bank, Videoflicks, Giant Tiger, Manotick Office Pro, and Perkins Lumber in North Gower, Scotia Bank at Riverside South and from any Kiwanis member. You can buy a cake and a tree at the tree lot at Home Hardware from November 28th. The latest report of the Key Club at South Carleton

MANOTICKIWANIS NEWS & UPDATES High School shows a “super” meeting with about 25 students participating. They have been active in collecting tabs for the eventual purchase of a wheelchair and in selling popcorn at a coffee house. The Key Club members

will be joining the SCHS Band in the parade on Saturday Dec. 6. Some of the students will also be assisting the Kiwanis in selling the Christmas trees. Manotick Kiwanis Club has donated $2,500. toward expenses associated with the Key Club Manotick Kiwanis Club donated $1,000 to a fund for Nicolas Spano, an 11-yearold local boy with a very rare disease; treatment is very expensive. Nicolas has shown amazing strength and courage throughout his illness. Manotick Kiwanis Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays in the fine, new Legion building. Come for 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. Questions or comments? E-mail


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Suspect van could be casing out homes; if seen call 9-1-1 <<< OPS From Page 3 McBean Street, Richmond: A 17-year-old Richmond teen was issued a formal warning after he took his father’s truck without consent. The father stated that his son was expressly told not to touch the truck. When his son failed to comply, he called police. Nov. 25 Richmond Nursery, Richmond: Sometime between 6 p.m., on Nov. 24 and 8:30 a.m., this date, unknown suspects entered onto the Richmond Nursery property and stole the front and rear licence plates (4696LL) of a white 2000 Chevrolet van. If you see this plate number, please call 9-1-1. Nov. 26 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower: A stolen vehicle was set ablaze during the late evening hours of Nov. 26. Others Nov. 23 Golflinks Drive, Barrhaven: A suspicious vehicle was seen parked several times along Golflinks Drive. Each time, the driver remained inside of the vehicle, until someone inside of a particular household, made their presence known.

Because of the dark tinted windows, it is unknown how many occupants were inside the vehicle and what they looked like. The vehicle in question is a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup, black in color, with Ontario licence 8739VA. If you see this plate number in your travels, please call police at 613-230-6211. Nov. 24 Relin Way, North Gower: While patrolling North Gower, a patrol officer came across a burning armchair that was left at the end of a driveway. The officer was able to successfully extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and no suspects were seen. Nov. 27 Manotick Main St., Manotick: Shortly after 9 p.m., an allegedly drunk male attempted to drive off in a complainant’s car that was parked at the video store. Before police could arrive, the male managed to stagger away and disappear. The suspect was described as a Caucasian male in his 20s, skinny with dark brown hair, wearing a beige jacket and pants, and carrying a black and blue bag. Remember to always lock your vehicle and to remove

all valuables and keys. Lockhead Road, North Gower: On two separate occasions, both at 7 a.m., a complainant observed a suspicious looking van, with a male driver, parked at the end of his street. Whenever the complainant left his house for work, the subject van would drive away. The van is described as a 2007 Dodge Caravan with Ontario licence ARPD393, and the driver is described as a 30-year-old Caucasian male with short dark hair. If anyone spots this vehicle, please call 9-1-1.

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fter decades of talk and many thousands of hours of study, council has finally given the City of Ottawa a transit plan for the 21st century. To that end, I want to recognize Mayor O’Brien’s leadership — or should that be perseverance?

I also want to recognize the work of Councillors Doucett and Leadman. They dared to dream outside the box and provided an alternate plan along Carling Avenue — one that I supported. In the final analysis, it was determined that constructing the tunnel and building transit outward was the centrepiece of the plan. The real challenge now

is in securing the necessary funding – $7 to 8 billion from all levels of government and securing an agreement from NCC to permit transit along the Parkway. If the latter does not materialize, plan B along Byron or Carling Avenue will be considered. Council supported a general rural transit levy of $3.06 for the construction and maintenance of park

OTTAWA SOUTH COMMUNITY EVENTS To have your non-profit community listing appear in this feature email 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 December 7: Christmas Concert 2008 at 3pm featuring Concordia German-Canadian Male Chorus, Ottawa-Carleton Male Choir, OLV Children’s Choir and Special Guests Louise Ebeltoft accompanied by a flutist. All Welcome - Goodwill offering - Our Lady Of The Visitation, 5338 Bank St. Info: 613-821-2040 or

Glenn Brooks and ride facilities. My rural council colleagues and I voted in opposition. I had raised this issue at my Ward 21 Council for guidance — none supported staff’s recommendation. I based my argument for the second time, on the following: during the last several budgets, staff continued to recommend that council move not only towards full-cost recovery for most services/programs, but also towards the user-pay principle. To me, the user-pay approach would capture all those who use the facilities be they residents or non-residents of the City of Ottawa — as we now do at some other park and ride facilities. The concern was that user-pay would not cover the construction and/or operating costs; thus, the broader revenue net. I also referred to privatization as possible cost sav-

ing. The response was as if I was being asked, “Councillor, what part of ‘No’ do you not understand?” Privatization of some services would in deed, save taxpayers many millions — thus, the need for a cultural shift in thinking. Quite frankly, the aforementioned is not unlike the rural levy supporting the organics program — a revenue source! Those in the rural areas will now pay for the organics (green bin) beginning in 2009. However, those living in the urban/suburban multiresidential buildings will be exempt. Thus, when I questioned the cost-efficiency of collecting organics in the rural areas, the manager agreed that it would not be cost-efficient to extend the service into rural areas. Clearly then, we will be paying for a service that we will not be receiving. That said, I am not against the environmentally supported organic program in the more populated areas of our city as it will reduce considerable waste going to our landfill site and, thus, extend the site’s life. To establish a new landfill site to operation standards would likely be about $100 million. With the new transit and organic levies, I predict that we in the rural areas,

are now on the slippery slope to full transit and full organic costs in 2010 or 2011 budgets. Additional revenues will be necessary if a cost of living tax increase or less is to be achieved. Budget The 2009 budget consultations are now in progress. To better prepare myself, I have sent out several surveys. And I do apologize that Survey #2 is very long. However, these are the issues that council will be deciding to defer and/or reduce. Thus, the results of these surveys are most important in guiding my decisions. The required $1.6 million required to correct Nicoll’s Island road/bank stabilization and the purchase of the access lands will be under considerable scrutiny as this is a budget pressure item. I want to thank Ian Hawtry, chairperson for the 60 or so affected island residents, for his efforts and those of my executive assistant, Sandra Hodges. The city staff including leadperson, Derrick Moodie, is very supportive as is the federal government. As always, I am here to serve: 580-2424 ext. 31310 or email: glenn.brooks@

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. Carols at Sunset: Sunday, December 7th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Watson’s Mill. Admission is free. Get in the spirit of the holiday season by gathering at the Mill with family & friends to sing traditional Christmas Carols with musical notes of the Manotick Brass Ensemble. Apple cider & Christmas cake for everyone 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. December 12-14: The Wizard of Oz will be performed on December 12 (7pm), December 13 (2pm; 7pm) and December 14 (2pm) at St. Paul High School on Draper Avenue. Suzart Productions, the Wizard of Oz, For tickets please visit following website: or call the box office at (613) 828-3500. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $16 for students/seniors and $11 for children under 12.



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Graduating Laplante was promoted this week to the Kemptville 73s at the Junior A level. “Eric came to us last year as a 16-year-old and so did Brett Nooyen,” said team owner and general manager George Giroux. “Our hopes were that they would graduate. Graduated players can come back to us at a later date and play for us again.”

He cited Churchill, Holmes and Klaassen as players who have graduated to Junior A only to come back and play for the Jets. Churchill and Holmes both played for the Kanata Stallions and Klaassen played for the Cumberland Grads and just played his Junior B eligibility game for the Jets recently “in preparation for options next year.” While it will be a tough blow to the team — offensively and defensively — the feeling is clear: congratulations Eric. “Since we’ve started, I’ve seen vast improvements in parts of his game,” said


way and we go ours. Between him and I, we didn’t part with any bad feelings.” The Jets were 1-for-26 in two games on the weekend. “Our powerplay isn’t the greatest,” said the coach. “Basically, if we have everybody on line (during) even strength, perhaps now we can start to key a little bit more on powerplay. If we can’t win the game even strength, powerplay won’t do it.” Bellinger is pleased to see a number of players “stepping up” to fill the offensive void left by Morin, among them Straccini who now sits second in team scoring with 22 points (8 goals, 14 aasists). “He’s a good team player,” said Bellinger of Straccini. “He’s buying in more and more every day. We’ve had a bunch of players step up.” That isn’t to ignore the play of other Jets, though. Shanbaum has exploded offensively with more ice time and is starting to put up big numbers, Kory Churchill leads the team with 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) Two of the top five scorers are defencemen: Captain Brett Holmes Eric Laplante, sitting with 18 and 20 points respectively.

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After losing 10 in a row, the Metcalfe Jets finally broke the streak with a 6-4 win over the Renfrew Timberwolves, on Sunday afternoon. The team was previously mired in a 10 game slump which saw them suffer some very lopsided defeats — including a 10-1 loss to the Shawville Pontiacs on Friday night — and more than a few blown leads. But the team managed to come through with a win, backstopped by a strong performance from goaltender Christropher Scrivens (37 saves) and relying on a twogoal, four-point night from Josh Shanbaum. Rounding out the scoring was Nicholas Straccini with two goals; Mike Hendry and Simon Johns each potted one. During the winless stretch, the team was an astounding minus-41 in goals differential (36 goals for, 77 against); begging the question: is it goaltending or poor team defence? Frankly, a little bit of both. But head coach Larry Bellinger, said on Tuesday that the team has recently put in a new forechecking system that — when implemented properly — pays huge dividends on the ice. He said the odd-man rushes being generated for other teams by the Jets’ lack of strong defensive play were “killing” the team on the ice. “The kids have got the system down now,” he said. “When we execute, they can’t break through us. You can see on the videotape … yep, it works. Our goalies have taken a lot of heat; everyone knows they are accountable for some of the stuff and I’ve talked to each of them.” Which is part of the reason for the recent departure of the team’s then-points leader, Mikael Morin, said Bellinger. “He wasn’t really a team player … I know he scored goals, but he had the worst plus/minus,” explained Bellinger. “Defensively, he didn’t want to do anything … he wasn’t happy with that kind of a role and it was best for everybody that he go his



'Goode Grapes raises nearly $15,000 for O-YA! WEEKENDER STAFF O-YA what a weekend! The first of many ‘Goode Grapes events hosted by the Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA) “exceeded” its organizers expectations as more than 100 people filed into the upper floor of the Osgoode community centre, on Saturday evening for wine, food and a good time. With two bars, six types of beer, eight different wines, two martini flavours and two sommeliers offering their wine knowledge, it couldn’t be anything but a good night. “We raised approximately $14,500,” said Jill Woodley, O-YA’s chair. “That’s our net profit (after Scotiabank matches $5,000 in funds) … we made probably $10,000 ours which is fantastic!” The live auction alone raised approximately $6,000 on its own, perhaps thanks to the talents of Carson Hill, who donated his time and auctioneering skills to the

event. “Just pretend you’re drowning and I’ll tell you when you’ve spent enough,” he said early in the auction. “The more you pay, the more you’ll enjoy it!” The live auction offered assorted paintings and prints, wines dating back to 1973, hockey tickets, dinner prepared by three firemen (which was sold twice) and the crown jewel — the autographed Crosby, Stills and Nash acoustic guitar; just to name a few of the lot items. As Woodley tells it, a group of ladies who have been friends for most of their lives — lovingly called the Yummy Mummies — pooled their money to buy the firemen package. “They pooled all their money because they know Chris (Tessier, one of the firemen and Woodley’s husband),” said Woodley. “They’ve been wanting it for a while — they were pretty happy to get it.”. Plenty of community members jumped at the opportunity to dress up and

enjoy excellent jazz music from the East Side Jazz TrioQuartet; Woodley confirmed that the group is booked for next year’s event already. “It was safe and we had drivers (courtesy of Dan Murphy Ford),” said Woodley. “We looked after everything except the hangover the next day.” What particularly impressed Woodley was that a large number of people who donated to O-YA still showed up at the event, which she says is “unique” for an event like ‘Goode Grapes. Mark your calendars for Nov. 14, 2009 – that’s when ‘Goode Grapes 2 is slated to rock the town.

MY 'GOODE-NESS, WHAT A NIGHT: Clockwise from top-left: Nicole McKerracher, O-YA's ALL PHOTOS N. JAHN / WEEKENDER STAFF outreach coordinator, acted as Vana White for the live auction; she is pictured holding a photo of Chris Tessier, whose cooking skills were on sale. A member of the East Side Jazz Trio-Quartet focuses on the sheet music while playing his saxophone. Local resident Coralie Lalonde enjoys a good laugh during the live auction. Five of the six types of beer being offered are captured all in a row. Lauren McGlynn acted as the martini bartender for the evening as she whipped up cranberry and green apple-flavoured martinis. Far left: Auctioneer Carson Hill holds the microphone while Cheryl Cooper tests out the autographed Crosby, Stills and Nash guiatar.

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Bell answers Senators’ call By Rob Brodie Finally, Brendan Bell can say he’s exactly where he wants to be. Even if it took a little longer than he’d hoped or expected. With their offence struggling to light up the scoreboard, the Ottawa Senators simply couldn’t ignore the numbers the offensive-minded Bell was ringing up with their American Hockey League affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. “Fifteen points in 15 games doesn’t hurt,” Bell said when asked what made Senators general manager Bryan Murray and head coach Craig Hartsburg decide he was the man they needed to add some punch to their blue line. “Bryan and Craig can’t watch every game in Binghamton, so it’s nice (for them) to hear there was a goal and an assist and the power play is doing well and all the things I’m expected to be doing are going well.” Though he has yet to produce any points, Hartsburg has been pleased with what Bell has brought to the Senators lineup. “I think he’s played well,”

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said Hartsburg. “He’s quick, he can move the puck and I think he’s smart in finding open people. We’ll continue to try him, but I think he’s done a good job for us so far.” The former Ottawa 67’s captain signed with the Senators as a free agent over the summer and came to training camp with one goal in mind. After spending most of last season with the Phoenix Coyotes’ AHL farm team in San Antonio, Tex., Bell wanted full-time employment in the National Hockey League in a city that happens to be his hometown. Needless to say, when the Senators demoted him to Binghamton before the end of camp, it was a bitter pill to swallow. But Bell didn’t allow himself to mope for too long. “It was difficult,” he said. “With a shortened camp and (the season openers) in Sweden and all that stuff, it happened pretty quickly. But I got over it pretty quick. I took 10 or 15 minutes, felt sorry for myself and then that was over with pretty fast. “Then I went to Binghamton and figured that I’d be as good as I possibly could every day and get back here as quick as possible.” Said Hartsburg: “He didn’t have the camp that we thought he

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would have. He admitted he was a little nervous coming in here but going down (to Binghamton), he’s played pretty well and done what we thought he would do at camp.” Bell, a third-round pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2001, knows exactly what he brings to the table, and so do the Senators. “I’m an offensive guy and I like to try to generate offence from the back end,” he said. “I think that’s the one area I can really help.” The Senators are also hoping Bell can add some juice to their power play, which has seen its production drop off in recent games. He welcomes that challenge as


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routine trip to the barnyard turned into an exciting episode recently. I was in the barn, watering the cows, when I heard a chorus of bleating. I hurried outside to see what the fuss was about. The sheep had returned from the pasture and were gathered around the hay feeder. When I came out of the barn, they turned and looked at me. One by one the lambs came over and nudged me nose-to-nose, in our usual greeting. Then they rushed back to the feeder, with a little skip. I was heading back to the house when I saw something that made me stop in my tracks. One of our lambs was stuck under the hay feeder. The Farmer had warned me to watch for this. The lambs are small enough to burrow under the feeder and eat the hay that is poking out the bottom. But when snow or hay piles up around them, the often can’t get back out. This little lamb was so firmly wedged beneath the iron belly of the feeder, I doubted I could get her out on my own. First, I cleared the hay, snow and muck away from her face so she could breathe. Then I dug out around her. She had been stuck there for a while, obviously, trying to dig her way out. Her legs were lost beneath


DIANA FISHER WEEKENDER STAFF her, so I couldn’t get hold of one. I grabbed handfuls of wool and tugged. Nothing. I sat down beside her and weighed the options. I could wait for the Farmer to return, so that he could nudge the feeder off her with the tractor. But he might not be back for several hours. I didn’t know if she would last that long — and I had no idea how long she had been wedged under there. As I tugged helplessly on her wool, the lamb tried to help by paddling her feet in the snow and the mud. But she was obviously very tired, shivered a little and gave up. I felt really terrible for the stupid little thing. Finally, I decided to give

the feeder a big shove to see if I could lift it. With half a round bale of hay on it, I didn’t think I could but I surprised myself. I guess I had just the right amount of momentum and up it went. The lamb just lay there, not recognizing her freedom. I gave her a little shove with my boot and she jumped up, limping a little but otherwise unharmed. I felt like one of those women you read about who suddenly develop superhuman adrenalin-charged strength in order to lift cars and other heavy objects off their young. The next morning, our Donkey escaped again. We had locked all the sheep in the barn in order to sort them for sale in the morning (I know — I don’t want to think about it!). Donkey was locked on the outside of the barn, and he wasn’t very happy with the situation. Quite a wind whipped up overnight, and the backdoor of the shed door blew open, giving Donkey a passthrough to freedom. The next morning, when his escape was discovered, I set out to find the beast. I was pretty sure I knew where he was. Stuffing apples in the pockets of my barn coat and donning my fleece-lined rubber boots, I trudged down the driveway whistling and calling the runaway. He wasn’t at either of our



three closest neighbours. Just what I suspected. I went back to the house for my car keys. Just then, the phone rang. It was our neighbour down the road, with the horses. Donkey had gone to visit. Now, at times like these, I almost feel sorry for Donkey. I’m sure he would rather be with horses than sheep. When I arrived at the farm, there was Donkey, in the horse paddock with his new friends. Except they didn’t seem to be sharing their hay with him, and he had a few scratches — no doubt earned while breaking through the bushes and into their pen. He looked surprised to see me. I walked up to him and grabbed the end of his lead and tugged. He was a concrete wall. Immovable. I showed him the apple and he took a bite. Step by step, and with plenty of stops along the way for sniffing and looking around, Donkey followed me out of the paddock. Following the apple. I looked at my little green Cavalier and wished it was a truck with a trailer hitch. I really had no plan at all. I just got in the car, and wrapped Donkey’s lead around my hand. I gave him the other half of the apple, looked him in the eye, and dared him to defy me. “Come on Donk. We’re goin’ home.”

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Centre, where families can skate with members of the Ottawa 67’s hockey team, from 6 to 7 p.m. From 7 to 10 p.m., families can skate together on the Civic Centre ice to the magic of Christmas music. COMMUNITY NEWS Christmas Home and Collectables Show Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Metcalfe is holding a Christmas Home and Collectables Show this Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Your $25 ticket includes lunch. The following homes will be featured: The Somers Home, The Schmitz Home, The Franey Home, The Black Home Cards for the Troops Trudy Quinn, Chair of the Osgoode Village Community Association, is coordinating another “Christmas Cards for the Troops” Project. With thousands of our brave military personnel away from home at Christmas, Trudy wants us to make their Christmas a little happier. 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 December 6th, or after the Christmas Parade. For more information, please call Trudy Quinn at (613) 826-1649 or by e-mail . Osgoode Village Christmas Celebrations The 16th Annual Breakfast With Santa and Silent Auction will be held this 7 to 11 a.m., at the Osgoode community centre. It is a fundraiser for the Osgoode Co-operative Nursery School. Full breakfast, silent auction, bake sale and photos with Santa! Tickets available at the door. For more information,, please call (613) 826-2528. Osgoode Santa Claus Parade The Osgoode Santa Claus Parade begins at 11:30 a.m., at the corner of Taggart and Main Streets. If you have not registered your float, just join the crowd at Taggart Street by 11:15 a.m. 1st Osgoode Scouting Annual Food Drive This food drive will be held during the Christmas Parade in Osgoode Village this Saturday. Donations of food or cash will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us help others!

Metcalfe Santa Claus Parade Scheduled for Dec. 14, 2 p.m., starting at the Community Christian School. Nonperishable food for our Food Bank will be collected along the way. Following the parade, join us at the Metcalfe community centre for cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, treats and photos with Santa. For more information, please contact Laurie Ann Holmes at (613) 821-2112 or . Annual OLV Three Choir Christmas Concert This Sunday, at 3 p.m., plan to attend the presentation by the Concordia German-Canadian Male Chorus, the Ottawa-Carleton Male Choir, the OLV Children's Choir and special guest Louise Ebeltoft (harpist) accompanied by a flutist at Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 5338 Bank Street. Everyone is welcome. Goodwill offering.For information, please call (613) 821-2040 or visit . Metcalfe and District Lions Club Annual Turkey Bingo The Metcalfe and District Lions Club is hosting their Annual Turkey Bingo on Dec. 9, at 7:15 p.m., at the Lions Den at 2803 8th Line Road. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please ask any of the Metcalfe Lions. OTHS Door-to-Door Food Drive Osgoode Township High School is planning a Doorto-Door Food Drive on December 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Throughout the entire Osgoode Ward, students will be asking for non-perishable food donations or a monetary donation in support of the Enniskerry Food Bank and the Russell-Prescott Food Bank Community Policing Let's continue to make those calls. (613) 236-1222 ext. 7300 Call Centre to report vandalism, theft from vehicles 9-1-1 Crime in progress / life threatening (613) 230-6211 Dispatcher all other emergencies (613) 236-1222 ext. 3700 Leitrim Information Desk (613) 236-1222 ext. 3787 Cst. Jennifer Finniss / Quote “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”



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STEVE DESROCHES COUNCILLOR NEPEAN SOUTH GLOUCESTER TRANSIT As you may have heard, city council recently approved a Transportation Master Plan. As you know, I was a strong supporter of the previous North-South LRT. The intergovernmental politics related to the NorthSouth LRT was a serious setback for the community. I know many residents moved into the neighbourhood with hopes that the LRT would move forward. I was pleased that my colleagues recently recognized the importance of extending the LRT to Riverside South and my goal is to keep this on the table was a success. I did not, however, support the plan to delay the arrival of the LRT to Riverside South. I advocated for its construction in the early phases of the plan. Unfortunately, there continues to be a push on council to focus on an east-west LRT. I voted against the phasing that would delay the arrival of the LRT. I argued that the decision to extend the Light Rail westward was premature, given the big question mark on the proposed route along the western Parkway. I am also concerned that the absence of a “ready to go” rail yard will pose a problem to the timing of the east-west plans. The availability of the south-end rail yards should have been a key consideration. There is also a need to answer some concrete questions on the cost of the downtown tunnel prior to charging ahead. Nevertheless, I pushed the timely upgrades of the road network in South Ottawa. There are a number of important road projects planned including Limebank, Earl Armstrong and Spratt Road. I am always interested in your comments and I invite you to share your feedback. STRANDHERDARMSTRONG BRIDGE The current Master Plan includes the early phasing of

Steve Desroches the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge. This project is back on track and the City of Ottawa is proceeding with the preliminary and detailed design. I would like to invite you to the first public information session next Wednesday (Dec. 10) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Rideauview community centre. The session will showcase the design work being conducted by the city. “NO PARKING” 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 moving forward with the request. Please contact me should you have any concerns or comments. WINTER RINKS 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. ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA The Riverside South Community Association will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, at the Rideauview community centre. There will be two sittings: 9 to 10.25 a.m. and 10.35 a.m. to noon. This allows more time to participate in the craft activi-

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Activities/Interests: “I teach myself how to program video games in my spare time and swimming” Why did you get involved in what you do? “After going to leadership camp I had to join a club. I already disliked smoking due to the ‘second hand factor’. So, I joined Expose.” Career Goals: “I want to be a video game programmer. I’m teaching myself by going to camps during the summer to learn how.”

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

(nee Maloney) Passed away after a determined battle with cancer on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at the age of 76. Having had a good life as a wife, mother and RNA at the QueenswayCarleton Hospital, she joins her late husband Bill. Keeping her memory alive will be her four sons Dan (Cathryn) Smiths Falls, Bob (Sue) Ottawa, David (Barbara) Toronto and Gerry (Ottawa), as well as her grandchildren, Mary, Matthew, Jonah, Daniel, Heather, Liam and Peter. Predeceased by her parents Dan and Edith Maloney and brothers Teddy and Jeremiah. Her surviving family are brothers Mike (Betty) Utica, NY, John (Carol) Barrie, Pat (Anita) Kemptville, sister-in-law Audrey Kemptville, their children and families, Rick, Tim, Kim, Katie, Kevin, Kelly, Colleen, Kerry and Sara. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, Ottawa, Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blue Skies in the Community, 4515 Wildlife Land, R.R.#1, Battersea, Ont. K0H 1H0 or to St. Patrick’s Home, Ottawa.


Happy 16th Birthday Cam!

WAYNE BEAUPIT December 6, 2007 Forever missed, always in our hearts.

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Your loving wife Ellie, sons Paul and Wade and their families. CL12862


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Elizabeth Margaret “Betty” Allen (nee Johnston) of Kemptville passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the age of 75. Betty was born on December 27, 1932 in Kemptville, the daughter of Arthur Johnston and Margaret Harris. Betty was raised in the Kemptville area. Following her marriage in 1952 to Douglas Allen, they moved to Hallville where she resided until 1989 and then moved back to Kemptville.

Mary Lacelle (nee Markey) December 1st, 1998 In loving memory of our beautiful Mom, Grandma and Mother-In-Law who left us 10 years ago on December 1st, 1998

Dear Mom,

Visitation was held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Rolston Chapel, Kemptville on Thursday, October 30 from noon to 2pm and the Funeral Service followed in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2pm with Reverend Victoria Fillier officiating. Helen Hyndman was the organist. Eulogy was provided by Estella Rose. Interment took place at South Gower Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Workman, Paul Workman, Wayne Workman, Gary Hutt, John Craig and Peter Johnston. Memorial donations to Kemptville District Hospital Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society were gratefully acknowledged by the family.


We miss you so much! We hold on so tightly to the precious memories we have of you! We still ask ourselves... why you? You gave so much of yourself, loved life to the fullest and were adored by everyone!

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10 years is a long time to be without you Mom and although we can no longer hear your comforting voice, see your beautiful smile or feel your warm hugs and kisses, you are and always will be with us in our hearts. We love you dearly Mom and are so very fortunate and blessed to have had you in our lives. With all our love forever, Laurie, Liz, Jenna, Steven, Sidney and Rip xoxoxo


Betty was the beloved wife of the late Douglas Allen. She is the loving mother of Jeffrey of Calgary, Steven of Medicine Hat, Brad of Calgary and Tammy Sheldrick (Jamie) of Orleans. Betty was predeceased by her son Kent. She is also survived by her granddaughter Kaitia Sheldrick and her dear sister Lorraine Workman. She was predeceased by her siblings Thomas, Gertrude, Ann Patterson, Lorne, Garnet and Charlotte Hart.


APPLES - many varieties, 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

TURKEYS FARM FRESH Geese and Ducks All Natural Vegetable Grain Fed (no animal bi-products) Now Taking Orders for Christmas Please Call Lyons Family Turkey Farm 613-658-3148 Members of the Turkey Farmers of Ontario

CHRISTMAS SALE Saturday Dec. 6th 10am-4pm, 1322 Johnston Drive, Greely. Glass lighted box wrapped as presents, Spa neck wraps, Christmas and Memorial wreaths, scarves, jewellery and more. HOT TUB (SPA) CoversBest Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-585-0056.

Love Mom, Dad & Kait.

Elizabeth Margaret “Betty” Allen


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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

MOVING Triple Dresser with Mirror, $60. 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.

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VEHICLES ‘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.

KEMPTVILLE: Commercial space for rent, 700 square feet $700./month. Great location at lights at 111 Prescott St. Includes water and taxes or building may be sold to be able to owner occupy. Occupy the space and collect rent from other 3 spaces. 613-826-3455.

Capuchin Monkey Babies 2 female/a male are available for sale. They are all good looking, 3lbs, 100% health guarantee and they are asking for $800 each. Contact dawnpetlover@ English Bulldog Puppies a female/a male are available for new home. AKC registered, 10weeks old, 100% health guarantee and they are asking for $600 each. Contact dawn

REAL ESTATE 1999 PLYMOUTH Grand FOR SALE Voyageur mini van. Etested Jan. 2008, lots of new parts, $1,200. OBO, KEMPTVILLE: three as is. Call 613-658-5755. bedroom row condo with 1 and 1/2 baths, finished 2000 Intrepid ES:silbasement with bar, end ver,good condition, 4 unit. Gas heat and hot doors, leather seats, fully water with central air, loaded, sunroof, power $140,000. firm. 613-296windows, doors, front 3455. seats, 236000km. $3500 or B.O. (613)913-1532 or 229-6660 2003 CAVALIER - auto, a/c, ps, pb, power locks/windows/mirrors, good condition, 125,000 kms, e-tested. $3,500 613-836-5611(day) or 613-836-1915(eve.). Elaine. OLDSMOBILE ALERO 2003 22,000kms. Certified, loaded, mint condition. $8500 Call after 6pm 613-623-3488

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES ATV ARCTIC CAT 250, 4 X 4 with winch, red, $3,250. Weagant Farm Supplies, Brockville, 800-260-2031. ATV ARCTIC CAT 650V Twin, 4 x 4 with winch, 2004, lime green, 2,900 kms. Special $4,950. Weagant Farm Supplies, Brockville, 800-2602031.

HUNTING HUNTER SAFETY Canadian Firearms Course Carp, January 16, 17 & 18, 2009. Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409. HUNTER SAFETY CANADIAN FIREARMS COURSE. Courses and exams held throughout the year. Free course if you organize a group, exams available. Wenda Cochran, 613-256-2409.


HOUSES FOR RENT KEMPTVILLE, two bedroom house on Kemptville Creek, inground pool, furnished, $998 plus utilities. Phone 613258-1614 or 613-9879934. MISSISSIPPI LAKE Gardiner Shore Beautiful 2 bedroom house, clean, open, a/c, fireplace, garage. Lake steps away. 15 minutes to Kanata. Lease to own VTB. $1100/mth. Call 613-253-0556. marcgosset@hotmail. com OXFORD MILLS: three bedroom house on two acres, full finished basement, 10 minutes west of 416, $1,050 plus utilities. Available Feb. 1. 613258-1614, 613-9879934.

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SPENCERVILLE, 4 bedroom, 3522 County Road 21. New kitchen, parking, $950. plus utilities. References required. Call Howard 613LAND O’ LAKES: Wa658-3176. terfront development property. 370 wooded THREE BEDROOM, 2 private acres. 3,300 feet bathroom house, partialclean shoreline. Ideal for ly furnished, beside Hodevelopment. ward Johnson Inn. Also: Phone 613-258-5939. WATERFRONT RETREAT. 23 wooded TWO STOREY, 3 bedacres. Land O’ Lakes. room house in South 2,300 feet on pristine Mountain. Available lake. Big, like-new log January 1, $925. per home and garage. Addi- month plus utilities. tional 50 acres available. Phone 613-989-5348. LAND O’ LAKES, North APARTMENTS Country. Viceroy style FOR RENT 1,800sq.ft. 4-season home. 650’ water frontage. Like new, double 2 BEDROOM APARTgarage, paved road. MENT. 5 Appliances. $156,900. Air Conditioning. Wheelchair Ramp. Elevator. CARLETON PLACE: Ideal for seniors. Waterfront. Older 3 bed- Available December 1st room cottage. Year- 613-838-4255. Rent round access. Price in- 875/month cludes boat and motor. CARDINAL: New ground $89,000. level one and two bedroom apartments. New WANTED: Cash for fixer upper fridge, stove, washer, private yard, property anywhere. Free dryer, $650-$775 evaluation. Gerald L. parking. Hudson, 1-613-449- month plus utilities. Two wheelchair ac1665, Sales Rep. Wil- units loughby Realty Inc. Bro- cessible. Available immediately. Call 613-258kerage, 613-659-2002. 7551.


TWO BEDROOM apartment available October 1st. Edgetown Apartments, Kemptville. References required. Phone 613-264-8439

ROOM FOR RENT KANATA large room, includes everything. Female preferred. Indoor Parking. No Smoking, No pets. $500.00. First and Last. 613-599-9985.


VIOLIN LESSONS Experienced, friendly, qualified teaching. All ages welcome. Teaching Suzuki, Fiddle, RCM, Playing by Ear and Room to rent in Village Theory. Kathleen at 613of Richmond. Room to 266-5839 or 613-721rent $ 500.00 per month 3526. all utilities included. WORLD CLASS DRUMLarge room, large kitch- MER (of Five Man Elecen area, Laundry room, trical Band) is now aclarge yard with pool. This cepting students. Private room is available to rent lessons, limited enrollnow. Please call 613- ment, free consultation. 838-4155 for more de- Call Steve, 613-831tails and to view the 5029. room.

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LIVE-OUT NANNY required 2-3 days/week in Dunrobin to care for 18-month old. Several years of childcare experience required. First aid/CPR an asset. 613832-9036 .

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

COURSES WELDING CLASSES Welding made fast & easy. Small evening classes, hands on experience, learn cutting techniques, arc welding, M.I.G., and theory, certificate course, tax deductible. 432-7932.

LOOKING FOR an engaging, part time caregiver for our twin 5 year old girls. We live by the water, this person would enjoy lots of outdoor play in a natural setting. 3 days weekly, own transportation. Lynn, 613832-4696.


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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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FLOORING Professional installation, refinishing and repair of wood floors. Also ceramic, decks and carpentry work. In business since 1999. BBB Honour roll member. Call Michael at 613-435-1908 GIL’S CLOSETS Specialist in custom design, walk-ins, space savers, wall panelling, shelves, drawers etc.. Free Estimates. Call Gil 613864-1477 MELVIN’S INTERIOR PAINTING; Professional work. Reasonable rates, honest & clean. Free estimates. References available. 613-8312569, 613-355-7938 (cell). NO JOB TOO SMALL.

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DRYWALL REPAIRS; Experienced drywall installation & repairs. Stipple spray, taping and all other general home repairs. 613-836-5916. ELECTRICIAN, Master’s License, unsafe fuse panels replaced, aluminum wiring upgraded by ESA approved method, ESA/ECRA license #7001416, Doug Lalonde, TYvs Electric, 613-222-8987.



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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Do you want to stop drinking? There are no dues or fees for A.A. Membership. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. Phone 613-258-4891 or 613826-1980.

BINGO KANATA LEGION BINGO, Sundays, 1:00pm. 70 Hines Road. For info, 613-592-5417. K A N ATA - H A Z E L D E A N LION’S CLUB BINGO. Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road, Kanata. Every Monday, 7:00pm. OSGOODE LEGION Bingo, Main Hall, 3284 Sunstrum St., Osgoode. Every Thursday evening, 7pm sharp. STITTSVILLE LEGION HALL, Main Street, every Wednesday, 6:45p.m.

COMING EVENTS 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 Council. BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Sunday, Dec. 7, 7:00pm, Hallville United Church. Join us for a quiet, meditative worship service. CARDINAL LEGION Coming Events: Sun., Dec. 21, Christmas Party. Dance to This Old Heart and the Country Comrades, 2-6pm, supper 6pm, $13 at Legion Hall.

Christmas Craft Sale Open House Sat Dec. 6 and Sun Dec. 7 11am - 4pm 9 Pelee Street off Yoho. Christmas Crafts, Jewellry, Organic honey & more. 613-5921469 WILLIAMSBURG ODDFELLOWS Coming Events for December: Sun., Dec. 14 dance and supper, 2-6pm, WRD Band, supper at 6pm, admission $13. Sat., Dec. 20, Oddfellows Christmas Party - turkey, dressing, gravy, potluck, social hour 6pm, supper 7pm, dance 8pm to This Old Heart and the Country Comrades. Admission $7.00


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FLEA MARKET Saturdays 12-4 Sundays 10-4 400 Calabogie Rd. Quebec cabinets, antiques, very old kitchen cabinets, sideboard (East Lake), dressers. Wash stands (East Lake), tables giftware etc. SALE ON NOW!! HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!! To assemble Click your way up the products, stuffing envecorporate ladder. lopes, mailing/processLog on to ing circulars, on-line computer work available. where you can Up to $1,500/week, no find or place experience needed! Free employment information at www. opportunities, career training, job fairs or call 613-591-2431 Reference 3-100.



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WORK OPPORTUNITIES For Youth. Enjoy Children? In Florida, New York, California, Boston, all USA. Salary, airfare, medical provided, plus more. Available Spain, England, Teaching in Korea - Different benefits apply. Interviews in your area. Call: MRS. MOP has perma1-902-422-1455 or nent part-time residential Email: cleaning positions available immediately in the Kanata/Stittsville areas. Very flexible hours, www.spr ingmasterscano evening or weekends, searching for no experience neces- energetic, motivated, sary, we will train, car re- highly competitive leadquired. Please call 613- ers for 2009 expansion. 832-4849. Extremely intense hours EARN EXTRA income! carrier contractors needed for early am newspaper home delivery in Kanata and Stittsville, 7 days/week. Vehicle a must. $500$950+/MONTH. 613592-9786

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