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12th Year, No. 2, January 14, 2010

Const. Czapnik honoured Coverage of the memorial/ 10, 11

Remembering our fallen Top essays, poster and poems selected / 14 20 Pages

Vote could save local school JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh Parkwood Hills Public Schools parents are breathing a sigh of relief after Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustees voted to keep the school open at a Jan. 4 committee of the whole meeting. The vote was in response to Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale trustee Mark Fisher’s motion to keep the school open. “I think the committee did a great job making decisions on the basis of the metrics they were given,” he said. But I didn’t see the value of closing a viable program. In the new 2009 Ministry of Education guidelines, enrollment is just one of the factors for measure, it also looks at the benefits to the student and the community.” Fisher added that the province should be looking to model the success of PHPS, which is operating at 95 per cent capacity. The final vote came to the OCDSB regular board meeting on Jan. 12. Nepean This Week went to press before that decision was made. PHPS was one of two schools in the Merivale-Baseline area recommended to close in a staff report released early in October, along with McGregor Easson Public School.

In the Merivale-Baseline area, seven elementary schools could close: McGregor Easson, Carleton Heights, Century, Parkwood Hills, Meadowlands, Sir Winston Churchill and Fielding Drive. Enrolment in the area declined by 1,400 students between 2001 and 2006, and the opening of Longfields Davidson Heights Secondary School is expected to draw away about half of the 600 students at Sir Winston Churchill. “I think regardless of enrollment, we still have a viable program at Sir Winston Churchill as well,” Fisher said, adding that he would be looking into future shared uses and partnership with the City and community groups. PHPS parent, Shannon DavisErmuth, of a committee that surveyed the community in hopes of determining the parents’ actions should the school close, is happy with the decision. “PHPS has become a community school for us,” she said. If the school were to close, the students would be divided up between Sir Winston Churchill and Meadowlands Public School. “We live south of Hunt Club so Meadowlands would not be a community school for us,” DavisErmuth said. Another contention was taking students out of a single-track, early French immersion program and moving them to a untested, dualtrack system at Meadowlands.



The St. Mark Lions beat the Merivale High School Marauders at their home ice at the Merivale arena on Jan. 5. Merivale’s goalie catches a puck and makes a save during the second period.

Grassroots group working on survey responses for Bayshore action plan NEVIL HUNT Food, traffic and safety topped the list of local issues identified by more than a dozen Bayshore residents who took part in a focus group that met for more than

two hours on Saturday, Jan. 9. Staff from the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre helped launch an action plan discussion, which will try and find solutions after focus groups and a community-wide survey identified key issues. Food is the number one issue because

the roughly 7,000 residents of Bayshore have no grocery store nearby. The shopping centre has been home to grocery chains in the past, but each has closed. The nearest fresh food store – near the corner of Richmond Road and Carling Avenue – also closed, making Lincoln Fields and Bells Corners the closest op-

tions. One resident suggested shuttle buses between Bayshore and the grocery stores may be an answer, while others suggested Bayshore Shopping Centre host a new grocery store or bulk food store. See ‘Bayshore’ on page 3.

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the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fieldhouse. All Bayshore residents are welcome to attend the above events. The PQCHC sends out monthly e-mails to residents and is seeking more e-mail addresses to share information. To receive the bulletins about programs and events, e-mail or call Larisa Williams at 613-820-4922, ext. 587. Williams is also the contact for information on the action plan and the Hand-In-Hand Bayshore committee. 355335

The residents, gathered in the Bayshore Public School library, also discussed the possibility of a food co-op or a community kitchen. The latter a concept that sees people meet to cook a communal meal. Larissa Williams of the PQCHC said finding a location for a community kitchen may be impossible without a large investment by the city. She said the Bayshore fieldhouse, located next to the outdoor rink on Woodridge Crescent, isn’t large enough to host many residents, especially if space for childcare is required as adults meet to cook. The volume and speed of cars on local streets was the second most important issue for the people at the meeting. “It would be nice if there was some way to make the cars go 40 (kilometres per hour),” said resident Debora Percival, referring to the posted speed limit on Bayshore Drive and Woodridge Crescent. Residents also discussed the need for more pedestrian crosswalks and longer walk signals at the exisiting crosswalks. A city staff member at the meeting said a new crosswalk is being considered for Woodridge near the new Transitway stop. At least two residents expressed the opinion that crime and safety has improved in recent years. Some called for more patrols by the security staff provided by the landlord, Minto. Another concept discussed was multiculturalism. Suggestions ranged from a cultural conference to a music festival celebrating the diversity of the community. This idea may become part of the annual Bayshore Fun Days. The other issues identified included * garbage, * community programs, * childcare. Jyoti Singh facilitated the meeting on behalf of the

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Hand-In-Hand Bayshore committee co-chair Bassem Ghazal is part of a team seeking solutions to issues identified by some of the community’s 7,000 residents. community health centre. She said the centre’s location makes it more challenging to help locally. “The best way to provide a service is to be in the community, but we’re four kilometres away,” she said, referring to the centre’s home near Lincoln Fields. The only city space in Bayshore is the fieldhouse, which due to its size, limits programs that the community health centre can provide. UPCOMING EVENTS * Jan. 12 and Feb. 9: The Hand-In-Hand Bayshore committee meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fieldhouse. The group is leading the action planning. * Jan. 19 and Feb. 16: Community potluck dinners on


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The Christmas tree collection schedule has been made available for residents. Times are organized by collection calendars and will be picked up on the regular garbage day. Trees will be collected during the week of January 11 to 15 for calendars “A” and “C,” and the week of January 18 to 22 for residents with calendars “B” and “D.” Trees will not be collected if they are frozen in snow banks, wrapped in plastic bags, or if they are still decorated.

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Prominent architect Patrick Murray dies Patrick Murray, a prominent Ottawa architect, died Jan. 2 at the age of 76. Murray contributed to many local developments such as the original Algonquin College campus, Carleton University’s Dunton Tower and Robertson Hall, and Minto Place hotel. After starting an architect firm with his brother, Tim, Murray has designed buildings both within Canada and abroad. Murray was also the last sitting mayor before amalgamation from 1985 to 2000. His funeral will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica at 281 Nepean Street on Jan. 9. Visitations will be held Jan. 8 at Hulse Playfair and McGarry at 315 McLeod St. Flags at City Hall will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day of his funeral in honour of his contributions.

Galleries showcase local talent Ben Franklin Place is hosting two art shows until Jan. 13. In the Atrium Gallery, artist Michael Parkin explores questions of meaning, metaphor, and shared understandings of the world from found objects. In the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, artists Rozemarijn Oudejans and Hans Blokpoel are showing a collection of digital images featuring buildings and sites in Ottawa. Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will remain open during scheduled performances at Centrepointe Theatre but closes for statutory holidays. The Studio Gallery at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre, in the Nepean Sportsplex, is showing Monday Afternoon Oil and Acrylics until Jan. 17 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m, Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.



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The next election may be more than 10 months away, but the competition to fill Alex Cullen’s seat in Bay ward is already heating up. Lawyer and vice-president of a real estate and development company called LIKO corporation, Ike Awgu is taking a second run at public office. The 26-year-old ran for Ottawa mayor in 2003, at the age of 19, when he was still studying at Carleton University. “I really had no illusions about winning in that election, I just wanted to raise attention about some issues,” Awgu said. “This time I am quite serious about winning.” Awgu said he thinks change is going to be one of the key elements of the election and he has a lot to offer in terms of new blood at the council table. “I think people are disappointed with council and I could be the change they need,” he said. Awgu said he plans to get out there and get people who traditionally don’t vote to go to the polls this time around. They did a study a while back and the apartments around Bayshore have a 17 per cent voting rate, this means people are not engaging with the process and that’s not good,” he said. “I plan to go knocking on doors and do whatever it takes to let people know what I am about.” Awgu said as part of the younger generation he will be using his website and facebook page, but he knows that it won’t reach many members of the ward. “People going to my facebook page are like preaching to the choir,” he said. “If they go to my page they already like me, and I want to reach a new audience.” For Awgu, there are three key issues for the residents of Bay ward — taxes, crime and cleaning up the Ottawa River. “I think there are two kind of people, the ones that promise they won’t raise taxes and the ones that say we need services so taxes have to be raised,” Awgu said. “I plan to a third type, one who speaks honestly and openly about taxes and practices fiscal responsibility.” One of the things Awgu thinks would benefit the ward are youth programs, like drop-in centres to keep young people busy and off the street so they are less likely to commit crime. “That’s an example of a responsible solution,” he said. “One that would cost a lot less than hiring new police officers.” Awgu also said he would like to focus on the Ottawa River clean up, but see a plan with a less hefty price tag than $2 billion. “It all comes down to whether you want Perrier or toilet water,” he said. “Sure I like Perrier but a lot of people

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Sanford has been married for almost 60 years and says that travelling to Hudson’s Bay for research or living in the field for months at a time, was hard on his family, but they survived and will be celebrating another landmark anniversary in July. Sanford feels proud that the work he has done will be a legacy. “A lot of the information we collected off the coast of the Atlantic is still being used to identify possible future oil deposits,â€? he said. Of this latest honour, Sanford said he was, “very excited,â€? to be appointed to the Order of Canada and looks forward to attending the induction ceremony with national celebrities, researchers and politicians. When he attends the order’s induction ceremony alongside local and national celebrities, politicians and researchers, Sanford said, “I’ll be very nervous ‌ But I’ll be thrilled to death.â€?


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Saluting our police services

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Some dates stick in our minds because they are tied to tragic events that shake us a group, whether as a community, a city, a nation or a world. Ottawa residents experienced such an event on Dec. 29, 2009, when Ottawa police Const. Ireneusz “Eric” Czapnik was murdered while on duty at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. That collective grief was on display in downtown Ottawa last week, during the funeral of Const. Czapnik. Thousands of police officers from across North America gathered at Carleton University on Jan. 7 for a funeral procession to Lansdowne Park, following a hearse carrying Const. Czapnik’s body. They marched past thousands of residents who gathered on the street to show their respect for the slain police officer. A scattered few shouted out “Thank you!” as the hearse passed. When Const. Czapnik was murdered, we all lost an opportunity to say thank you to one of the people who work every day to keep us safe. Const. Czapnik was more than a police officer. He was a husband, a son, a friend and a father of four children. We hope his children know their dad was a hero, but no words can explain his sacrifice, no sympathies lessen their pain. It’s been more than 25 years since the previous death of an officer. It was not long enough. Police officers have difficult jobs, dealing with people often at their worst: domestic disputes, victims who are traumatized, crime scenes that are disturbing. It’s a difficult enough job few of us are suited to take on. If you add in the dangers as well, even fewer citizens are willing and able to serve the rest of us as police. Czapnick’s death should be a reminder that all our police officers serve the greater population and the greater good. We need them to do their jobs without fear of injury or death. Now is a good time to let every police officer and every civilian employee of the Ottawa police service know that they are valued. And that we will support them in their work: the routine, the difficult and the traumatic.

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In my humble opinion, I believe it is time to take the gloves off and challenge Veterans Affairs Canada directly with two forms of audit. • The auditor general should do a complete review of the departments (VAC) books. This is to see exactly where money is going and if, in fact, there is enough money in the budget to ensure all disabled veterans of the CF and former members of the RCMP, can have access to benefits and services based on need, not based on what is left in a budget. • To parallel this financial audit, an independent medical board should be established to audit all files that have been turned down upon first application for benefits, and a review of the entire amount of files that have been appealed to the VRAB with negative results. Enough is enough. We owe it to the men and women who serve to ensure that every possible avenue is available for them to receive benefits and services based solely and entirely on their needs. Dennis Manuge


City water meter project is a huge waste of money The City of Ottawa is planning to spend $25 million to put time-of-use water meters in our homes. The decision to do this has to make you scratch your head in wonder. There are already meters in every home and the vast majority of them work just fine. Putting in new technology will not bring in one more cent of water revenue to pay for this unnecessary project. So let’s talk reality. As with most things, government and businesses always operate on the assumption that somehow, somewhere, someone is affecting their revenue by stealing them blind. They would rather deal with that mythical reality than admit their business is just


plain unprofitable or unsustainable. When it comes to our water the city obviously feels that someone, somewhere, is stealing them blind. They would rather believe that than admit the system has leaks, or that we have gotten the message to become more water efficient. Frankly, the system probably does have leaks. Let’s take a few seconds to explore the possible ‘leaks’. Could the leaks include the water used to cool those big commercial, water-cooled, air conditioners that suck thousands of cubic metres of water per hour all summer? Then there are the billions of cubic metres used by our fire services. Next there are the thousands of cubic

metres used in the summer to flush the water system, the streets or fill swimming pools. The city doesn’t even lock the fire hydrants and I have seen contractors opening them to fill their own street flushers and private pools. You’ll note that I have yet to address the real leaks. Let’s face it, the driver for all of this isn’t missing water, but instead, missing water usage. For years the city drummed into us that we were using too much water. A couple of years ago, that message hit home with me, and according to the city, to many of my neighbors. We became more water efficient. Much more efficient. Rather than admit that this was a problem for the city, they would

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rather believe that they were being robbed. So, this all comes down to whether we spend $25 million to find out if someone is stealing us blind. Yes, ‘if ’ someone is stealing us blind, and ‘if ’ it turns out that no one is stealing any water, then we have wasted $25 million. And even if we do catch a few people, how many would we have to catch to get that $25 million back? Let’s face it, that $25 million could be better spent elsewhere. Many of the councillors who want us to buy into this $25 million program are thinking of running for mayor. Are these the kind of people we want running our city? Gerry Bullock The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for your personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. Permission to republish any material must be sought from the relevant copyright owner.

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Freestylin’ beats and skis Ty Hall & The EZ3 donate money from online single sales to National Freestyle Ski team Local band Ty Hall & The EZ3 are taking an active approach to the Vancouver Olympics. With each download of the band’s new single “Pirates Gold,” 50 cents will be donated to the National Freestyle Ski team. The idea came about because the band was looking to help out Canadian athletes in some way. The National Freestyle Ski team was chosen because Hall and City Lights Entertainment General Manager Michael Wood have a mutual friend who used to compete for the team. “We saw the hardships she went through to compete,” Wood said. After Hall and Wood saw what their friend went through to get to Turin, they wanted to do something to help out and support athletes in their bid to get to the Olympics. “The struggle between musicians and professional athletes is similar,” Hall said. “There’s little money and some support. It’s the same and we can all relate to it.” With the recent release of their album “Dollars & Nonsense” and the new single “Pirates Gold” hitting the airwaves, the

band hopes that the partnership will provide mutual support to the athletes and the band. Freestyle ski athlete and team member, Olivier Rochon has been competing with the National Freestyle Ski team for four years and spends most of his time trainPhoto by Chris Topp ing or competing. There isn’t much time Nepean band Ty Hall & The EZ3 is donating 50 cents from every download sale from for anything outside the sport. Rochon says that even though the ath- single “Pirates Gold” to National Freestyle Ski team. letes receive funding, it doesn’t cover all of their costs. Any contribution given to ® the team by Hall and his band will help the athletes and be put towards things like travel and equipment. “Artists have it hard trying to make money on the road. It’s very similar to athletes,” Rochon said. “Athletes are artPORTABLE UNITS PORTABLE STORAGE ists at the same time. They’re doing what they’re good at.” A SIMPLE CONVENIENT SOLUTION FOR: PUPS PORTABLE While “Pirates Gold” isn’t what Rochon · Home staging or de-cluttering would normally listen to, he says that he STORAGE MADE EASY · On-site storage at your location for enjoys the song and that he likes Hall’s immediate access, or store your PUPS HOURS idea. Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “I think it’s a really good idea and I’m at our security monitored facility. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. proud to take part,” Rochon said. · Intra city moves For Hall the potential for the band to - significant cost savings gain popularity in the partnership isn’t 613 · Delayed new home possession everything, · Quick response for disaster recovery “If we get publicity then great. Really it · Five sizes available. Locally operated makes for a great story,” he said. “It’s an easy cause to get behind.”





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the work he did while he was still on the street. “In this case it really brings home the danger that we face,” he said. “He was just sitting in his car writing notes. So you never know what can happen.” Retired Ottawa Deputy Chief and Nepean resident Larry Hill said that each time a comrade falls, it makes him remember the ones before. “I have been to funerals of officers in Montreal and Cobourg,” he said. “Each one is awful. But this one, for an officer to be murdered is so much harder. I know every officer here is thinking about what they would have done.” College Coun. Rick Chiarelli said that the brutal attack of an officer had turned into an attack on the whole community. “It’s very important that we come out and show the support for the family at this time,” he said. “Const. Czapnik’s death reminds us how lucky we are to have these brave men and women looking out for us.” Czapnik graduated from the Ontario Police College at the top of his class and was hired by the Ottawa police shortly after. At his unit, Czapnik went by the nickname Pickles for his love of a good pickle and the occasional vodka on the side. “When he was addressed by an NCO as ‘Eric’ he would say in his thick Polish accent, ‘You can call me Pickles sir,’” Const. Troy Froats, a platoon member and friend of Czapnik’s said. “His pride in his career and in his family and the life they had built together was obvious.” White, who was so choked up at times that he was reduced to whispers, pledged the support of the police family to the one that Czapnik had left behind. “One senseless act took away a son, husband and father from his family,” he said. “There is a blanket of emotion that covers us as we grieve.” Czapnik was stabbed outside the Civic Hospital’s emergency room doors on Dec. 29 while making notes on an unrelated case. Nearby paramedics restrained the suspect and tried to save Czapnik, but were unable to. His accused killer, 43-year-old Kevin Gregson, is a suspended member of the RCMP. Czapnik is the first Ottawa police officer to be killed on the job since 1983. “Words can’t replace a husband, a son, or a father,” Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said. “But we mourn with you (the family). And we will remember him every time we think about an officer racing to the scene or in a simple act of kindness. He will not be forgotten.”

In a fitting tribute to his memory, Constable Ireneusz “Eric” Czapnik’s hat lay on top of his casket. It was a true testament to the career he loved, one he had selected at a time when most are considering retirement. Called a hero by his stepson Luckasz Galaska, Czapnik was the oldest recruit in the history of the Ottawa police force, donning the uniform in 2007 at the age of 48. Ottawa police Chief Vern White told the story of how Czapnik had joined the force, following in his father’s footsteps. “When many officers are nearing the sunset of their careers, the sun was rising on his,” White said. “When he was hired the recruiting officer simply said, ‘I have never seen anyone who wanted something so bad.’” Despite his being new to the force, the Czapnik service was attended by more than 8,000 people at Lansdowne, with many more braving the January weather to sit outside and watch the procession arrive from Carleton University. Bank Street was a sea of blue on Jan. 5 as police officers paraded towards the Civic Centre to remember their fallen comrade. “I stand before you today so extremely proud and so very humbled, heartbroken and amazed at the sheer magnitude of outpouring my family has received from the entire world,” Galaska said. Denyse Baizana was a volunteer at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre where another Ottawa hero, Const. Robin Easey attended after being shot in the 1984 Bayshore shooting. She waited outside to see the service because she felt the community had something to give back to Czapnik. “Police officers are out there everyday risking their lives to keep us safe,” she said. “I think it is very important to show them that they have our support.” A woman, who wished to be identified only as Jennifer due to the fact that her husband does undercover work for the Ottawa police, said times like these can drive home the danger her husband faces everyday. “You can’t think about it too much or you would go out of your mind,” she said. “But it was important for me and my husband to be here to support the (Czapnik) family.” Officers came out in the thousands because their membership in the force is akin to being in a family, said one member of the Toronto police force, Andrew Ecklund. “Absolutely we are a family,” Ecklund said. “It’s a To see video, go to tragic loss.” Ecklund said he knows his own family worried about /videozone

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Czapnick’s family members, including three-year-old son Anthony, front left, watch as the officer’s casket is placed in a hearse following the ceremony.

Photos by Nevil Hunt

Some of the 4,000-plus police officers and other emergency services workers arrive at the Urbandale Centre in a procession for the funeral of Const. Eric Czapnik. The route led from Carleton University to the arena on Bank Street. Some officers travelled to Ottawa from as far away as British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New York City and Cleveland, Ohio.

At left, Archbishop of Ottawa, Rev. Terrence Prendergast, carries out a blessing of the body of Const. Czapnik.

At right, Ottawa police officers salute Czapnik’s hearse and the cars carrying his family members following the service.

Following the lengthy procession, pallbearers carry the casket of Const. Czapnik into the Urbandale Centre. More than 8,000 people stood for the arrival.

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asked to vote on what you know best. For me it’s rock, pop, country, that sort of thing.” Wood laughs as he remembers a story from the last Grammy Awards he attended. He left his camera and cell phone at the hotel because they weren’t allowed at the show. “No one wants to get kicked out of the Grammy’s,” Wood said. “When I get there, everyone has their cameras and cell phones,” Wood said. “And there’s Smokey Robinson taking pictures. I wanted to know where I could find a disposable camera fast.” Tickets to the award show don’t have assigned seating so it’s likely that guests

will be rubbing elbows with big names in the industry. However, tickets are divided into four categories and are available through invite only. Despite the star-studded scene Wood says people are attending for the love of music. It’s about going to be part of the industry as a whole. “For someone from Ottawa, it’s pretty

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Contest remembers the fallen The Bells Corners Royal Canadian Legion branch 593 presented the awards for their annual poster, poem and essay contest. The contest is open to all the schools in the former City of Nepean, excluding the schools in Barrhaven. “This contest is about rememberance. The quality of the submissions this year show the truth of those words,” branch president Maureen Nicholls. Once the submissions are judged at the branch level, the first prize winners go onto the district and national levels.

Left: Samantha Adeli won second place for her essay, called “The wisdom of rememberance.” Below: College Coun. Rick Chiarelli and Bells Corners Legion’s Poet Laureate and judge presented students with their awards in the poetry category.

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MP for Ottawa West-Nepean and John Baird and Sargeant Mjr. Steve Bailey present a student with an award during the ceremony at Bell High School on Jan. 9.

Nepean This Week welcomes new reporter Hello, my name is Jamie Doggart and I’m the new reporter for the Nepean This Week. I’ll never get tired of saying that because it’s taken me a long time to get here and let me tell you dear reader, I’m glad to have made it. The writing bug first bit me at the age of eight. I was reading when an uncle walked by and said “you read so much, why don’t you write something?” That was it for me, I was hooked. In high school, my friends often told me I had a “listening face,” whatever that looks like. Fortunately, it seems be an asset. I love hearing stories and people like talking to me. I’m the stranger in line at the grocery store that always seems to be having a conversation with the people behind them. Annoying? Possibly. Entertaining? Always. I believe that talking to people is the best way to get a feel for a community. I grew up in Whitby, a town in the Durham region, but left to pursue a career in journalism, starting with Carleton University. A Bachelor of Arts Honours in English and History didn’t quite offer all of the preparation needed to be a reporter.

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So after graduation I went to Algonquin College to study journalism and was on track to achieving my goal. I fell in love with Ottawa during my university years and decided to stay in the city, which is what brings me to Nepean now. I’m excited to become a part of the community and help your voice be heard. I’m easy to talk to and would love to hear from you. You can reach me by email at: or by phone: 613-221-6234. So if you see me wandering around town, come on over and say hi. I won’t bite and I love a good story.

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• JAN. 17 Trend Arlington Annual Winter Carnival offers free sleigh rides, an indoor show, crafts and rink fun. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 50 Bellman Dr. (west off Greenbank Road and north of Hunt Club Road).

• JAN. 15 The Manordale-Woodvale Community Association monthly Euchre Night will be held at the Margaret Rywak Community Building, 68 Knoxdale R. from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per person. Come out for an enjoyable evening of friendly euchre and support

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• JAN. 23 The West Carleton Arts Society is planning an organizing meeting in the Carp Memorial Hall, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be determining the group’s activities for the coming year. More information is available on the group’s website,, or by calling Lis Allison at 613-832-2156.

• JAN. 25 Barrhaven Wellness Centre and Synergy Chiropractic and Wellness Centre will be hosting a Food Matters Movie Night Fundraiser. Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds will be given to the South Nepean Autism Centre. For more information, contact Brianne Bassett 613-823-7900.

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