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12th Year, No. 9, March 4, 2010
Election day Candidates debate OWN issues/ 10
QCH at capacity Hospital cancels elective surgeries/ 2
OPSEU vote finalized
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A final count of the votes at Ontario’s 24 colleges revealed a slight margin in favour of the College Compensation and Appointments Council’s offer. The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) released the final count of 51.45 per cent on Feb. 24 in favour of the three-year terms and conditions offered by management. Ted Montgomery, chair of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union’s (OPSEU) bargaining team, said that the close vote shows that the issues are far from resolved. “Faculty were bullied and I think they will remember that when it comes time to negotiate in three years time,” he said. David Scott, a spokesperson for the college management said he thought that faculty realized that it was a fair offer. “We have done our best to follow the recommendations of the task force from the 2006 strike,” Scott said. “And I think faculty were aware it was the best offer they were going to get in these economic conditions.” Montgomery said the issues around workload have not been solved, and negotiators can expect to see the same concerns pop up again in three years. OPSEU blames the number of
mail-in ballots on the fact that there was no advanced polls before the Feb. 10 vote. Montgomery said he also places some of the blame on the 800 partial-load employees hired by the colleges between the Jan. 13 strike vote and the Feb. 10 imposed offer vote. “They changed some peoples categories to make them eligible to vote and that skewed the numbers,” he said. Scott said he is puzzled by the accusation as it is common practice that the number of instructors and their hours can change with the semesters. “Colleges simply hired as they always do,” he said. “We needed to meet the demand.” The unions 9,000 members had been without a collective agreement since talks broke down in November and voted if favour of a work stoppage on Jan. 13. The colleges’ final offer reduced the agreement from a four- to three-year contract, with an increase in salaries of 5.9 percent over three years, a new maximum salary of $102,186 by Sept. 1, 2011 and no increase in the faculties’ workloads, which will remain in tact from the previous collective agreement. “I think the challenge going forward will be to convince faculty that the offer is fair and that management was not just being heavy handed,” Scott said.
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EXPLOSIVE ACTIVITY ON MERIVALE Ottawa firefighters responded to an explosion at an automotive repair shop in the 900 block of Merivale Road on Feb. 24. For more on the story, see our newsbites section on page 4.
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Carling avenue development ok’d by council JENNIFER MCINTOSH firstname.lastname@example.org Despite protests from the Crystal Beach-Lakeview community, council approved a new housing development at 3358 and 3362 Carling Ave on Feb. 24. The proposed development, a plan for five semi-detached town homes with a total of 10 units would require would be an increase in density from the single family homes that line Stillwater Drive to the south of the property. Crystal Beach-Lakeview Community Association president Ruth Tremblay said the build is the wrong fit for the site at a planning and environment committee meeting Feb. 9. “The community takes exception with the number of exceptions needed to make this project work,” she said. “I think we have to be careful. “We don’t want to build on every inch of green in our neighbourhood.” Tremblay said the community association asked for the number of town homes to be reduced from 10 to six and the buildings to be moved to the back of the two lots to preserve some of the green space in the back part of the property facing Stillwater Drive. Tremblay also said she had some misgivings about the proposed second-floor balconies. She said she is worried about the loss of privacy for the bungalows on Stillwater. Ted Ladelpha, a resident in the area,
said his children and ex-wife live in a property right behind the development. “They aren’t going to have any privacy,” he said. “I don’t think the councillors would want to live behind that development, despite what they say about intensification. This neighbourhood is bungalows. They would be much better off to do three units and sell them for $1 million, then their overhead would be less.” Ladelpha said that the development would start a slippery slope of projects along Carling Avenue and cause a drop in property values. “I know the residents voiced some concerns at the open house on Sept. 14,” project architect Barry Padolsky said in a previous interview with Nepean This Week. “We were glad to meet with the community before making the application and hopefully flush out some of the issues before submitting the plans to the city.” Padolsky said the concept plan includes a line of trees to provide screening for the homes south of the development. Bay Coun. Alex Cullen said the development works to increase the density in the neighbourhood without going overboard. He also said he likes to see developers take the initiative and meet with the public before the start of the application process. “This gives the public some time to think about the issues they might be concerned about, rather than having to scramble around once the application has been made,” he said. “I am looking
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The proposed development at 3358 and 3362 Carling Ave. has a lot of people in Crystal Beach pondering their property values. Alex Cullen said he plans to work with the community and the developers. at having the same involvement with the site plan when it comes out to go over
some of the residents concerns about drainage and the look of the property.”
Overcrowding causes surgical cancellations JENNIFER MCINTOSH email@example.com The Queensway Carleton Hospital is bursting at the seams. After a month of capacity hovering at 113 per cent, the community hospital had to cancel nine of the 13 elective surgeries scheduled for Feb. 26. Dr. Andrew Falconer, chief of staff for the QCH, blames the soaring wait times and lack of beds on the waiting lists for long-term care facilities. “About a third of our beds are being taken up by people who are waiting for a long-term care spot to open up,” Falconer said. “We have cancelled more elective surgeries in the last month than we did for all of 2009.”
The QCH has also had to close two units because of a gastro outbreak that felled some of the local retirement communities in the area in February. Jennifer Hess, lifestyles coordinator at Lynwood Park Lodge expressed relief at the tail end of the outbreak about mid-February. “We are happy to report that it is at its end,” she said in an email. As the beds in the rest of the hospital became full, patients would be moved to emergency department beds, increasing wait times. “We had 14 or more of the 20 emergency beds occupied for several days,” Falconer said. “But the story is the same everywhere around this time. We should start to see a decrease in April.” In the meantime, the hospital is doing everything it
can to accommodate patients. Falconer said more surgeries may have to be cancelled which mean staff in the operating areas may be cooling their heals while emergency room supports is rushing around to meet demand. “We will try to get as many surgeries done as we can,” Dr. Falconer said. “We sympathize with people and realize that people plan their lives around things like a hip surgery so if we can accommodate them we will.” High occupancy levels are affecting the hospital’s ability to manage patients that are referred from other hospitals as well/ Falconer said the QCH will review transfer requests on a case by case basis to determine whether they can safely care for those patients. “We will continue to monitor them on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
JENNIFER MCINTOSH firstname.lastname@example.org A report released Feb. 23 by B’nai Brith Canada suggests that an act of anti-semitic vandalism at Knoxdale Public School last spring could be symptomatic of a larger problem in the city of Ottawa. The report states that the total amount of harassment and vandalism acts against the Jewish community rose by 14. 5 per cent in 2009, from 62 to 71. While it is a national report, spokesperson Michael Mostyn said that incidents in Ontario make up nearly half the nation’s total. “We have a hotline and we use this information to target the areas where we think there should be some outreach work done,” Mostyn said. Mitchell Bellman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa (JFO) said that while the numbers are troubling, education and awareness can help to change attitudes. “We need to create a society where it is simply unacceptable to have these attitudes,” he said. “That’s why it is so important to have this information and target key areas, so we can show people that this kind of thing is not acceptable.” While for the most part, the harassment is in the form of graffiti, there was one incident in Ottawa where a rabbi was
called at home during the Sabbath and subject to racial slurs and threats. “We often find in Ottawa, and in other parts of the country, a rise in these types of incidents if there is a conflict in the middle east or some kind of Israeli apartheid demonstration,” Mostyn said, adding that there was a spike in calls during Israel apartheid week at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. “We will see some graffiti and maybe some harassment,” he said. “But students have to understand that there is a fine line between political criticism and a hate crime.” Bellman said JFO concentrates on schools and getting to young people so that they learn more about other cultures and tolerance. The audit is performed every year. It discusses trends and indicators, offering trends and commentary on recent incidents. “A lot of people think racism has gone away,” Bellman said. “A lot of people think because it’s 2010, everything is ok. We have to remember the holocaust was only 60 or 70 years ago and represented some of the worst kind of hatred we have ever seen. People are fooling ourselves if they think we have come that far. The answer is to bring those racist acts out in the Photo by Jennifer McIntosh open and create a culture where they are A Leslie Park Public student races his zamboni during the finals at a Museum of Science and Tech engineering contest on Feb. 25. not tolerated.”
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the prestigious Xtreme Body Transformation Course and will help you get into the best shape of your life! Mr. Dupuis’ 8-week XBT course combines a well structured weight training program, various types of cardio kick boxing and ﬁtness classes and an easy to follow nutritional plan to create the healthiest and fastest body changing experience ever to hit the Ottawa area. Jason Dupuis’ team of highly trained and motivational coaches will ensure that this year’s goal to look and feel better by losing fat and building muscle, will not only be met and exceeded but will transform your body into a whole new you for 2010 and beyond. “Since 2003, more than 1200 Ottawa residents have taken our 8-week course and have averaged 13 pounds lost, 3.5 inches off their waist and an amazing drop of 7% body fat,” explains Mr. Dupuis “Our XBT members have been so happy with their results that
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says Ms. Morgan If you are sick and tired of trying to motivate yourself to a better body and a healthier lifestyle, you are simply a phone call away from the most electrifying eight weeks of your life. Do not spend another minute trying to ﬁgure out which diet to try next, or which new cardio machine will burn the most calories. What you need is Jason Dupuis’ XBT course to tear you off the couch, whip you into shape and create a life long ﬁtness fanatic out of you. 2010 is your year to exceed your ﬁtness and health goals and to let the XBT course completely transform your mind and body! “I am always looking for a healthier, stronger and faster way to achieve even greater results with my XBT members,” Mr. Dupuis says. The Canadian Sport Martial Arts Academy will be hosting a WINTER 2010 XBT course starting Saturday April 10th in the West end at 100 Walter Baker place (the Kanata Rec. Centre). This extremely
affordable, highly valuable and life changing course will sell out very quickly due to the limited amount of participants that Coaches Jason Dupuis and Jenn Morgan will accept this Winter. The XBT is designed to educate and transform your look, no matter how old or out of shape you are. Our personal trainers will light the training ﬁre under your butt all the way to your ﬁtness goals. Word is spreading quickly about Jason Dupuis’ new and improved XBT program and you do not want to wait until the last minute to register because you will miss out! All pre-registered members can start training right away for FREE until the XBT starts. If you would like to be a part of the new XBT starting April 10th, 2010, please call Head Coaches Jenn Morgan or Jason Dupuis at 613-831-8085 to obtain additional information and to book your spot in the winter program.
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Ottawa anti-semitism on the rise
A picture is worth 1,000 words
Newsbites Across Canada grade two to five students are being asked to participate in a poster designing contest. The poster theme asks the question “if there is an emergency will you be prepared?” and kids are asked to create a poster along the lines of an escape route or what they would put in their emergency kit. Each grade will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize and all participants will receive a safety booklet. All entries must be received by March 26 and winners will be announced during Emergency Preparedness week, which is May 2-8. Visit www.Elmer.ca for more information on Elmer the Safety Elephant’s “Be Prepared!” poster contest.
Green going great Ottawa residents are actively utilizing the green bin program and have collectively composted 2,000 tonnes of organic material that would have gone to a landfill. City residential participation in January 2010 has increased 20 per cent over the previous year. Residents are reminded that the green bin program doesn’t accept plastics of any kind, including biodegradable or compostable plastics. Paper is the only acceptable form of bin liner.
Arrests made in Moodie Drive murder The Ottawa police service major crime unit has charged three Toronto-area men jointly with one count of first degree murder in relation to a shooting homicide in rural south Nepean. Ottawa police began an investigate a home invasion and homicide on Moodie Drive – south of Barnsdale Road – on Feb. 22 at 4 a.m. The murder occurred around 1 a.m. and is the city’s third homicide of 2010. Three males were taken into custody within hours. Charged
Man in hospital following explosion A 34-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after an explosion at an automobile service centre on Merivale Road, just south of Carling Avenue. Ottawa fire service Capt. Mark Tedeschini said the man suffered serious injuries, including burns and cuts, when an oil tank in one of the three service bays at Finateri Ltd. exploded shortly before 1 p.m. today. Paramedics treated the man for serious head injuries as well as a fracture to the jaw after an oil tank exploded inside the car repair facility. The man was welding near the tank when it exploded. The worker, who also suffered from minor burns to his face was conscious at arrival of paramedics but became semi-conscious en route to hospital. Five fire department vehicles responded to the garage at 992 Merivale Rd., including the hazardous materials team. Merivale Road was closed for about an hour but was reopened to traffic at 1:45 p.m.
Volunteers needed A driving safety program is looking for more volunteers to participate in a study. The Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly (Candrive) is an interdisciplinary health related research program dedicated to improving the safety of older drivers. Those interested in volunteering visit the website at www.candrive.ca or call 1-866-233-1138 for more information.
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are: • Kristopher Allan McLellan, 20. • Dylon Tyrone Barnett, 19. • Kyle Mullen, 19. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police service major crime unit at 613-2361222, ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS). The victim in this matter was a 19-yearold male, since identified as Michael Swan. The investigation is ongoing.
A picture will make lives a lot easier for patients in the Champlain Local Integrated health Network (LIHN) On Feb. 24. Queensway Carleton Hospital became the first hospital in the LHIN to start sending patient information to the Northern and Eastern Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN), a repository of medical images and associated diagnostic reports that will connect to hospitals throughout Northern and Eastern Ontario. “What that means is people can go to the QCH and have imaging done and when they visit another hospital those results will be linked and accessible through a computer,” Shawn O’Rourke, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging at QCH, said. The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital and Kemptville District Hospital were also connected to NEODIN on February 24 via Queensway Carleton, the hub hospital. O’Rourke said that being a
hub hospital meant that Carleton Place and Kemptville would have access to the imaging repository despite not the Information Technology (IT) framework. This project is an important part of a broader initiative to bring an Electronic Health Record (EHR) to Ontario that will one day connect to the rest of Canada. NEODIN will improve health care delivery by providing doctors with access to diagnostic images from many facilities, allowing them a more comprehensive view of a patient’s diagnostic history. “This project began in August 2007 at a first meeting in the Ottawa LHIN offices. Since then it has grown from concept to reality and this was achieved through the dedication to a better patient experience, and the skills and commitment of teams from Queensway Carleton Hospital and the NEODIN project group. Ultimately, the patient always comes first. When this is our focus, our goals and end results are achieved.”
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Ottawa Region Media Group is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website, YourOttawaRegion.com. Readers across the area now have 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week access to expanded community news, photos, videos and myriad other elements. The company is excited to launch the evolution of its latest online product, said Regional Publisher Chris McWebb. “Connecting with your local and neighbouring communities will never be easier with our trusted local newspapers working in tandem with our new superb community website. It is truly a very exciting advance in our services to our valued readers and customers” The new site will serve as the premier destination for news and activities happening in the towns and villages of this region. Journalists based in a dozen communities are providing local stories and multimedia to the site, which has been enhanced to include commenting, video, photo galleries, an event calendar and much more. Visitors can read the latest news from the region, or
by clicking on the “communities” tab, can narrow their search to their immediate area. This format will help to connect residents with other communities. “YourOttawaRegion.com is not only a window into what’s happening in your community, but it also provides you with news from neighbouring communities with the click of a button,” said ORMG web coordinator Roger LeBlanc. But YourOttawaRegion.com is more than news. The site also provides easy access to movie listings, local blogs, classifieds, weather forecasts, vehicle sales, social announcements, real estate and rental listings. “We’ve added a poll, too, to help us gauge the public’s reaction to issues of the day,” LeBlanc said. This is an exciting time to be involved in newspapers, with the new site allowing ORMG to provide even more content to readers. “Having this new website allows us to provide so much more to our loyal readers,” said Deb Bodine, editor-in-chief of ORMG. “Not only can we keep people up to date with what is happening in the communities we cover on a daily basis, we can expand the amount
and types of material we already provide. As time goes on you will see more and more web exclusive features that incorporate multimedia, like photo galleries, slide shows and video.” A visit to YourOttawaRegion.com can also win you great prizes. To celebrate the launch of the site, our first online contest kicks off today. Just click on the contest button on the home page to enter the contest for the chance to win, among other things, a getaway at the luxurious Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, a big screen TV and more. As always, we welcome your participation so please keep the letters and comments coming. Our newspapers are only as strong as our relationship with the community and we appreciate the news tips, interview time and willingness for you to share information with us and our readers. YourOttawaRegion. com.is a great source of information so make it your home page and watch it grow. Take a look at the site and let us know what you think and comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver wolf to honour long time scout HYPNOSIS WORKS!
The Silver Wolf award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a scout at an international scale. Alan Griffin of Ottawa, who has been a scout since 1929, was awarded this medal for his service to the boy scouts on Jan. 16. The 88-year-old has been active within the Ottawa/ Nepean scouting community for over 60 years. Griffin first joined as a boy in England and met the founder of the boy scouts, Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Even though Griffin left the scouts to fight in the Second World War, his time served in the Royal Air Force was seen as a continuation of service because he was serving his country. Soon after the war, Griffin began scouting and leading troops in Ottawa and founded the 112th Nepean
Scout Group in 1964. vice within the boy scouts the curator at the scouting David Kent, group comand is extremely rare. museum he founded at the missioner of 112th Nepean “It’s an honour to be national headquarters and Scout Group acknowledges serving the Scouts and it’s is still active with scouting the importance Griffin has and honour to receive an because he enjoys it. had on local scouting. award,” Griffin said. “Thousands of kids have “It’s nice to be recogbeen through his program,” nized occasionally.” Kent said. “He was instruGriffin has received mental in getting girls into almost every award the scouting.” boy scouts have to offer Mayor Larry O’Brian for his passion and dedi- • Be a non-smoker for life named Feb. 23 Scouter Alan cation to scouting and • Overcome fears and phobias Griffin Day in honour of the community. Griffin’s contributions and Currently Griffin is • Reduce stress and anxiety • Sleep better as part of Scout/ • Reduce weight Guide week in Ottawa. “It was an honour you don’t anticipate,” Griffin said. The Silver Wolf Award is one of the most presWendy Armstrong, MHt,CHt tigious awards Master Consulting Hypnotherapist that the scouting community Submitted photo can give out. The Scouts from the 112th Nepean troop medal honours email@example.com those that show award Alan Griffin with the Silver www.wellness-centre.com outstanding ser- Wolf medal. 319054
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2-4-6-8: Who do you appreciate? Volunteers can be nominated for citywide honours during dedicated week NEVIL HUNT email@example.com National Volunteer Week will take on a very personal meaning for more than a dozen Ottawa residents as the city presents the 2010 Civic Appreciation Awards. This city’s most famous coach, Brian Kilrea, has an award named in his honour, which is presented each year to an amateur coach who shows leadership, commitment and excellence in coaching. “I’ve attended every awards night down at the city,” said Kilrea, who presents the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching during the ceremony. “They always send me information on the people up for the award and they are all worthy. These are all people doing something, volunteering to coach for the betterment of other people.” The city’s office of protocol also selects three people to re-
ceive the Citizen of the Year Award: one each for a youth 25 and under, an adult 25 to 55, and a senior, 56 and over. The Distinguished Civic Award is presented in 12 categories: * Arts and culture, * Recreation and sports, * education/training, * environment, * health, * heritage, * humanitarianism, * rural/agriculture, * Community activism (four awards: youth, adult, senior, group. The deadline for nominations is March 26 at 4 p.m. Nominations received after this date will be carried forward into the following year’s award categories. For nomination information, visit www.ottawa.ca/residents/ volunteerservices/ and click the “Civic Appreciation Awards” link
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The Merviale High School senior concert band competes in the annual Capital City Music Fest at Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata on Saturday, Feb. 27.
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is limited to 100 guests and will be by invitation or application only. According to Lalande, 80 per cent of the invitees are “non-Carleton people.” I want this event to be a showcase to the community at large about the innovative stuff going on here,” says Lalande. “Sometimes universities are seen as islands within their own communities; people do not know what is going on behind the ivory tower so this event will hopefully give people in the community the chance to see how ground-breaking and interesting these ideas are and what difference they can make in the community and beyond.” Lalande says they invited “changemakers:” “like-minded individuals who have a similar approach to ideas and innovation, share the TED philosophy and actively participate in their communities.” Lalande stresses, however, that the event will be important to anyone who is interested in new things and driving change. “As long as you’re curious about things, it’s relevant. If you’re interested in knowing about things different from your day to day activities, you should take an interest in this event.” In keeping with the TED philosophy of making ideas and innovation accessible to everyone, the event will be made available to the public online. Lalande is also the director of the university’s Foundry Program, an “ideasbased initiative” which helps students with innovative ideas turn them into real-world applications.
This Week Nepean resident Luc Lalande has big plans for an upcoming event that will have all of Ottawa talking. On March 30, 2010, Carleton University will host TEDxCarletonU, an independently organized event which will display the ideas of some of Ottawa’s most innovative minds. The event will take place at Ottawa’s newest theatre venue – the Gladstone Theatre. TED is a non-profit organization that holds international conferences with renowned public figures and facilitates discussion on topics ranging from entertainment and global issues, to science and business. TEDx, an offshoot of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), was created last year to allow schools, businesses and other smaller groups to organize and host their own TED events. “I believe in the ‘Ideas worth spreading’ philosophy of TED, so I wanted to hold a TED event here with brilliant people that can make a difference,” says Lalande, the director of Carleton’s Innovation Transfer Office and the Foundry Program. Carleton’s independently organized TEDx event will play host to the Carleton community’s most pioneering people. “TEDxCarletonU will feature faculty and students who have innovative ideas with real world applications, and are doing something about it to make it happen. It’s not just about doing research and publishing, but actually doing something to make this idea into a concrete reality,” says Lalande. Attendance to the event
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Contest equals ‘coyote mass murder’
The city has managed a giant flip-flop on a pathway project. Flip-flops are now the last thing welcome on a trail that was originally billed as a bicycle and pedestrian connection between rural south Ottawa and the rest of the city. In June, Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said residents could expect a 28-kilometre dirt track – the old railway bed – to be paved between Osgoode village and the Ottawa airport area. The route passes right through Greely, offering hundreds of commuting cyclists a chance to get off some dangerous two-lane roads and take a scenic and smooth path to work. The paved path would also provide a chance for urban cyclists and hikers to enjoy a trip to Ottawa’s countryside, with possible economic spinoffs. With little warning, that plan has been scrapped in favour of a gravel path. It appears that snowmobilers and ATV riders have convinced the councillor to upgrade their unapproved trail, but not so improved that anyone else might want to walk or ride on it. Snowmobilers and ATVers have used the old railbed without approval for years. Somehow their request for continued use has trumped cyclists and walkers. As Thompson told this newspaper in June, a paved path “complements the long-range goal of connecting the villages.” An unpaved path open to motorized vehicles does no such thing for the majority. One resident at a recent meeting where the surprise was unveiled said noise and exhaust from motors, as well as privacy, are an issue. It’s a question not likely to be answered by the current plan. If the current motorized users are going to be allowed to tear up and down the route, what point is the upgrade to gravel? If motors are allowed, leave the path as is. But the obvious move is to ask the snowmobilers and ATV riders to find new playgrounds, and then let everyone enjoy a walk or bike ride.
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Coyotes now a fact of life To the editor, I read the editorial, “Coyotes dividing us,” with interest. Osgoode, where the referenced meeting was held, is one of those many areas where the suburbs have crept out into the countryside. It seems to me that the more we try to deny that life in all its forms should be celebrated, the more we will continue to try to destroy those of nature’s creations (such as the coyote) that offend our tender modern sensibilities. The lifestyle of the coyote is ancient and primal. Eat, sleep, mate, bear children. Survive and yes, kill lesser animals for meat when the
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derstand the neighbourhood where he has made his home. No farmer or hunter would ever make such a mistake, and the suburbanites need to learn their lessons as well. If children will be frightened, then shield them. Short of destroying and poisoning nature further to create a sterile suburban environment, coyotes will be a fact of life in semi-rural neighbourhoods. Sadly, many seem bent upon changing our precious rural ecosystems into a human habitat devoid of any real natural beauty or balance. And that is a real shame.
Re: “Second coyote cull ‘bizarre’: Wildlife president.” This article was discussing Al’s Coyote Contest. The organizer, Mark Murphy, mentioned that his contest is “something the whole family can do.” Murphy started this contest to help control the coyote population and the coyote problem developing in Ottawa. The coyotes in Ottawa have become more and more bold, and less and less afraid of humans. A solution is necessary to this problem and Murphy believes that this solution is a coyote cull. I would like to point out that the dangers of a coyote cull contest were not mentioned in the article. First of all, when people get excited about something, they tend to become less careful. Having a bunch of people, out in the forest, ready to shoot an animal, something could go very, very wrong, very, very quickly. Also, you may get people who are not fully qualified trying to win this contest. This creates a danger for not only other hunters, but also a danger for pedestrians who are out skiing, snowshoeing or walking down trails. A contest such as this is just coyote mass murder. Coyotes are a problem, and every problem needs a solution, but that solution does not have to be a cull. Setting up fences, keeping your garbage in secure containers and even “marking your territory” are much safer and much more efficient ways of dealing with coyotes. Coyote cull contests can be dangerous and for some people, may be an excuse to shoot something. Plus, it’s humans that are the root of the coyote problem; we are the ones who pushed them out of their homes and into our backyards.
opportunity arises. When property costs become too great, developers bring their sterile Canadian dream out into the coyote’s backyard so they can sell their homes at a profit. City folks can take the money from their comfortable office jobs and make a farm town property look like a city dwelling complete with green landscaped yard. But the coyote was there first, knows the land, and is driven by survival, a much more serious business than real estate. The coyote, she has her own children to raise. A toy poodle has no business in the coyote’s backyard and, if it becomes a meal, blame the owner who does not un-
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Redeemer Christian High School’s Try Day went off without a hitch. Above David Mulder hurls a javelin Right: Teacher Michael Laliberte shows student Nathanael Bowles the proper technique for shot-put. Below: Coach Corinne Scholman teaches student Esther Weima how to hold a discus.
Students at Redeemer Christian High School were given the opportunity to test their field skills during Try Day. The Grade nines were introduced to javelin, discus and shotput on Feb. 25 with the help of funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and support from the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations. Schools participating in the program were given a grant of $800 to help introduce new sports to promote healthy, active lifestyles in the students. The Redeemer Try Day was designed for grade nine students in hopes of catching their interest at the start of their high school career, but all students were welcome to participate. The $800 grant was used to purchase indoor javelins, discuses and shot-puts so the students can practice their sport during the colder months without damaging the school gym. One coach, Melinda TeBrake was given a javelin crash course by the Ottawa Lions, a track and field athletics club, so she could show the kids the basics. “That’s all they really need to know at this point,” TeBrake said. Redeemer students were excited to try out the new sports, to the point where some of them needed to be sent away to wait their turn. Grade nine students were pulled out of
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The end of the 2010 Ottawa West-Nepean campaign Health care, education and Nortel pensioners identified as key issues
the chair of Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC), the largest association of school councils in Ontario. Fitzgerald said she plans to represent the voices of Nortel pensioners at Queen’s Park and wants to speak out on what she calls the micromanagement of the health care and the education system in Ontario. “I have seen how stressed and overworked teachers are because they constantly have to work around changes in direction from the province,” Fitzgerald said. “And I know it’s the same in health care for the nurses.”
use their votes to express dissatisfaction with the liberals. “There is 18 months left in this administration and the only way to let the government know they are displeased is with this by-election,” she said.
cer Now. MacKenzie said that he would represent the voice of the small and mediumsized business owner — something he thinks is lacking at Queen’s Park. “I think people are looking for fiscal responsibility,” he said. “People want answers to questions about the deficit and about their health care.” As an entrepreneur, MacKenzie’s focus is on sustainable economic choices. “We need to conduct ourselves in a way that can be the same in five years and 50,” he said. MacKenize was optimistic about his campaign and looks to the by-election as a chance to highlight some of the universal aspects of the Green Party. “I am getting a lot of positive feedback at the door,” he said. “People are tired of the traditional parties not listening to them.” MacKenzie said the fact the Chiarelli and Graham didn’t make it out to the debate at Woodroffe is further proof that they take the voters for granted. “If people want change then they will vote for the Green Party or NDP,” he said. “If they want things to stay the same, they’ll vote for the conservatives or the liberals.”
firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the key players were missing from an Ottawa West-Nepean all-candidates debate organized by Bay Coun. Alex Cullen at Woodroffe High School on March 1. Liberal and conservative candidates Bob Chiarelli and Beth Graham both said they were unable to make the Monday night meeting. “My schedule is jam packed today,” Graham said. “I have been up since 6 a.m. and will be at it until 9 p.m. with a 15-minute break for dinner.” Chiarelli said the event conflicts with a planned town hall for seniors tonight. “We told Alex (Cullen) that we wouldn’t be able to make it, but no other time has been proposed,” Chiarelli said. For their parts, Green party candidate Mark MacKenzie and Pam Fitzgerald have agreed to be there. “I think the conservatives and liberals are taking the electorate for granted,” MacKenzie said. “The fact that they didn’t show for the only public debate in the whole by-election shows that.” Cullen said he organized the debate because he felt it was important for people to have a chance to know what the individual candidates are about. “I find it appalling that we are this close to the election and there hasn’t been a debate yet,” he said during an earlier interview in late February. FITZGERALD Fitzgerald said she was eager to debate her opponents in a public forum and said she is frustrated with the provincial governments continued lack of spending on public education. Fitzgerald is an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee for zone 5 — College and was elected in 2006. Fitzgerald was the executive director of the Canadian Health Coalition. She was also the Executive Coordinator of the Midwifery Group of Ottawa, where she helped establish the first legallyrecognized practice of midwives in the Ottawa area. Fitzgerald has also served on the boards of two community health centres and a daycare, as the chair of a community housing project, and was
GRAHAM Graham, a long-time political activist and former staffer for Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said she has encountered a lot of questions about the harmonized sales tax during her campaign doorstep chats. “Senior couples are estimating it’s going to cost them an extra $2,800 per year and they just can’t afford it,” Graham said. “It’s basically paying for McGuinty’s mismanagement of Ontario’s funds.” Graham said she decided to run largely because of the province’s $25-billion deficit, something she said her 22-yearold son will be paying off for the rest of his lifetime. “This province used to be the place people came to from all over the world and this country for a better life,” she said. “McGuinty has turned it from the nation’s economic engine to the caboose.” Graham has faced some criticism from the liberals for comments she has made concerning new laws prohibiting the use of cell phones in cars and fines for smoking if there is a child in the vehicle. “That tells me the liberals are pretty desperate,” she said. “I am not against the laws themselves, simply the government taking those decisions away from us. It’s the government assuming we are too stupid to decide those things for ourselves.” Graham acknowledged the by-election campaign was tough, but she argued that voters are disillusioned with the McGuinty government and may well
CHIARELLI Liberal candidate Bob Chiarelli, former mayor of Ottawa, MPP for Ottawa West and Regional Chair of Ottawa-Carleton, has the political cache to garner himself a good cabinet seat if he is elected on March 4. Chiarelli said he has knocked on more than 8,000 doors in the riding and said he too has had discussions over health care and education — of the positive variety. “We have increased spending for the public school board by 27 per cent since the Harris administration and 34 per cent to the Catholic board,” he said. “There has been unprecedented spending in hospital growth. We have a new cancer centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and we have a new Royal Ottawa Hospital and a new Montfort.” What Chiarelli thought would be the red herring of his campaign — the dreaded harmonized sales tax — hasn’t been the issue he thought it would be. “I think people understand the impact will be minimal and that it will benefit the economy,” he said. “People are very excited to see spending in health care and education, especially the full day kindergarten, so they would like to see us continue in that direction.” Chiarelli said he has debated his opponents on CBC and that it was aired continually in the days leading up to the election. “The public really had a chance to hear what we were all about,” he said. MACKENZIE Green Party candidate, MacKenzie owns and operates several businesses including Appleseed Snow Blowing and Appleseed Organic Lawn Care where he developed unique turf systems for handling common weed and insect problems without using toxic pesticides. Mark is also an active member and contributor to the board of directors of Prevent Can-
TURMEL John Turmel, who is running as an independent in Ottawa West-Nepean, is a perennial candidate in Canadian politics and holds the record for most elections contested and most elections lost. Turmel first appeared in the 1997 Guinness World Book of Records for most elections contested at 41. Before the election, Turmel had been a candidate in 72 elections and lost 71. Turmel is a professional gambler. Turmel received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1976 with a specialization in the Mathematics of gambling. Turmel won 214 votes as an independent candidate in Ottawa West-Nepean in the 1997 election. The results of the election were released after Nepean This Week went to press. Go to www.yourottawaregion.com for full election coverage.
The Nepean Hotspurs Soccer Club (NHSC) is pleased to announce that the Nepean Hotspurs Octane 97 (U13GL3) struck gold on February 21st, winning the gold medal in the U-13 AA division of the Ars Laval National Tournament, and bringing home a beautiful trophy for the club’s trophy case. The Octane entered two teams in the tournament - Red and White, with the girls on the Red team giving up only one goal in six games played. In round robin play, Octane Red won 2-1 against Express de Gatineau, 1-0 against Monteuil Devils, and 3-0 against St-Leonard Lions. Octane Red scored a 4-0 victory against Fabrose Amazones in the semi-final, and recorded a 2-0 win over Express de Gatineau in the final. Members of the tournament-winning Octane Red team were Amanda Pullara, Ciera Disipio, Claudia Lepore, Jazlyn Wallace, Marisa Seary, Marie-Anne Ramage (top scorer in the tournament), Michelle Lapenskie (guest player from Kemptville Soccer Club), Miranda Heredia, Muthoni Kimani, Sabrina Molnar and Stephanie Roberts. The Red team was coached by Octane Head Coach Peter Menyasz, with help from Assistant Coach Jim Ramage, and Trainer Sandra Seary. The Octane White team also had a strong tournament, falling one win short of advancing to the semi-finals. Members of the Octane White team were Amelia Sharpe, Anna Munro, Annie Howell, Cassandra Yanez-Leyton,
Danielle Lee, Hanna Sanders, Iona Buchanan, Jessica Briglio, Marisa Glenn and Olivia Piccioli (from the Hotspurs Hurricanes), Sarah Peters, with Scout Schooley and Sharon Selway (guest players from the Carleton Place Soccer Club). The White team was coached by Octane Assistant Coach Marco Disipio, assisted by Manager Kelly Wallace. The Hotspurs congratulates the entire Octane 97 family – coaches, manager, trainer, parents, players, guests and parents for an outstanding effort, and for representing our club so well. It’s a great start to our 40th anniversary season. In order to ensure the best possible environment for our members, the Nepean Hotspurs strictly complies with the OSA policies regarding volunteer screening and coaching certification. For further information, please email Club Head Coach Boris Bajagic at email@example.com or the Hotspurs office at info@ hotspurs.on.ca , 613-723-5762.
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Dana Wilkinson of the Nepean Ravens spears the ring during a Provincials game against Ottawa. Nepean beat Ottawa by a score of 6-2.
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wards Rachel Millar and Annie Hirlaka to preserve her first shutout of the season. As the final buzzer sounded, her teammates raced towards her to offer their congratulations. “It was exciting, but I was kind of nervous at the end,” Bassett said while sporting the team’s red hardhat given to the player of the game. “There was 20 seconds left and there was a face off in our end. I didn’t want to let a goal in.” Bassett’s shutout wasn’t the only memorable moment though. Late in the third, Katelyn Aspelund scored her first goal of the season as she potted a rebound off a point shot from Cassandra Bohm. Aspelund’s marker meant that every Wildcat has now scored this season, a point that wasn’t lost on her teammates who shrieked uncontrollably once the goal was scored. “It was a good game,” Wildcats assistant coach Ron Zuccala said. “It’s always good when they have a chance to improve their skills.” Kanata controlled the opening minutes of each of the first two periods, led by captain Kortney Hyland’s dashing speed. But when Mia Fitz373269
patrick opened the scoring 2:25 into the game with a snapshot that ricocheted off Pink Panda goaltender Ella Howell’s stick, the momentum swung Nepean’s way. “I’ve scored 10 goals in my entire life,” an excited Fitzpatrick said from the bench. “I’ve reached a milestone. From that point on, Howell was under siege the rest of the night. The Wildcat forwards did her no favours, as there was always a player or two right on top of her crease making life uncomfortable. But Howell, who started playing in net only a few games previous, held her ground. She made several tough saves throughout the game highlighted by a two-onnone breakaway in third where she stopped Bohm and then drove across the net to stymie another chance from Aspelund. Final shots in the game were 22-8. Howell was a little disappointed about her performance, feeling that she didn’t play as well as the last couple of times she tended the net. Her coach thought she, and the rest of her teammates, played well though. “We haven’t won a game this year, but I thought they played really well,” said Ella’s mother Kelly, who is also the assistant coach. “They’re starting to learn their positions and be a team. They’re just a really nice group of kids.”
SPECIAL TO THIS WEEK Frustrated with the negative response to wildlife concerns and the growing embarrassment this is causing Ottawa across the country, community and environmental groups along with a number of city councillors are saying enough is enough. “We will be making a presentation to the city’s planning and environment committee on Tuesday, February 23rd as the next step in obtaining support for a comprehensive Wildlife Strategy for Ottawa. While other cities in North America have developed ‘Living with Wildlife’ programs during the last decade, Ottawa, in spite of its substantial amount of green space and natural habitat, unfortunately, has not done so”, said Donna DuBreuil, President of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre. Colleg Coun. Rick Chiarelli had presented a motion at the February 4th meeting of the Community and Protective Services Committee requesting “the Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee convene a joint meeting of those committees to review and de-
velop a wildlife strategy for the City of Ottawa.” “The pressure for a Wildlife Strategy has been a long-standing one but it’s the current coyote controversy that has persuaded many people that Ottawa must adopt a more progressive and proactive approach to wildlife issues”, said Chiarelli. The strategy would i) include all species, recognizing in nature everything is connected ii) be anchored in wildlife-sensitive planning and deal with humanwildlife conflicts through community awareness and public education programs, although it would include a response to genuine threats to humans or other animals iii) bring community stakeholder organizations together with appropriate agencies to develop and deliver these programs. According to West CarletonMarch Coun. Eli El-Chantiry, “there is wide support for this initiative from rural and urban communities as seen by recent motions from the city’s rural issues advisory committee, the environmental advisory committee and the forests and greenspace advisory committee, along with numerous letters from residents across the city”. “It shows the public concern
for protecting wildlife and living in harmony with nature. There is also a need for responsible stewardship as shown by the very unfortunate incident of the young Casselman woman and her dog that were caught in foothold traps recently. This is not what we want in Ottawa”, said El-Chantiry. Sol Shuster, Chair of the Greenbelt Coalition of Canada’s Capital Region, a coalition that comprises virtually all the major community and environmental organizations in the region said “we support a fully integrated Wildlife Strategy that brings together community stakeholders with the various government agencies because it recognizes that wildlife do not respect arbitrary political boundaries and the best way to address this is to get all the relevant players to the table”. “There are excellent people resources in this community that can contribute to developing and delivering a model Wildlife Strategy and to do so for the least possible cost to taxpayers. “If we don’t do this, we can be assured, with the extensive development underway in this City, to see more negative wildlife stories and more angry residents,” said DuBreuil.
Cullen received hat trick THIS WEEK STAFF Bay Coun. Alex Cullen went for gold in the 44th edition of the Canadian Ski Marathon Feb. 13 and 14. The Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) is an annual cross-country ski event covering 160 kilometres over two days through rugged terrain in the Laurentians in Quebec, traditionally from Buckingham to Montebello in one day, and from Montebello to Lachute the next. Due to snow conditions, the CSM this year will cover 157 kilometres over 2 days running a circuit north of Montebello, in the Kenauk Reserve. Skiers can ski parts of the CSM (it is divided in sections), but must reach the last section before 3:15 p.m. before being allowed the complete the course. Skiers who complete the full course over two days receive the Courier des bois Bronze; skiers who complete the full course over two days carrying a 5 kilogram pack receive the Courier des bois Silver; skiers who complete the full course carrying their equipment and camping out on the snow on Saturday night receive the Courier des bois Gold. Cullen has already achieved his Bronze and Silver Courier des bois for completing the Canadian Ski Marathon,
and is going for his Gold this year. The forecast temperature low for this Saturday night is -13 degrees. Cullen also be receiving the Canadian Ski Marathon Hat Trick Award at the CSM banquet Sunday night for completing in 2009 the CSM (Silver), a running marathon (the Chicago Marathon), and a 180 km bike tour (the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour). It will be his second Hat Trick Award.
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Public Schools helping Haiti Community project builds orphanage LARRY ELLIS Special to This Week Since the disastrous earthquake we have heard a great deal about the country but I thought a few comparisons might be worthwhile. Haiti is one third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean – the other two thirds of the island to the east is the Dominican Republic. To get an idea of the size of Haiti – 27,750 square kilometres – look at a map of Canada and then Nova Scotia. At 55,490 square kilometres, it’s twice the size of Haiti. For another comparison consider that the population of Nova Scotia is approximately one million – Haiti’s population is approximately 10 million; that’s 10 times the people in half the area. Of the total land area, less than 1,000 square kilometres is irrigated land Haiti, an Indian word meaning “mountains,” is made up of extremely mountainous country of which only 20 per cent of the territory lies below 200 me-
tres. The highest mountain in Haiti (Chain de la Sel) is almost 3,000 metres above sea level. Natural resources in Haiti include copper, bauxite, gold and marble. The climate in Haiti is tropical with average temperatures ranging from 27 C in January to 30 C in July. There are also two rainy seasons, the first runs from April to June and the second between October and November. Like in all Caribbean countries, hurricanes are common and the island lies in the middle of the hurricane belt with frequent storms and flooding. Tropical Storm Jeanne that struck the Haiti in September 2004 left a path of destruction, particularly in the densely populated city of Gonaives. The city of about 200,000 people, approximately 110 kilometres north of Port-au-Prince, never quite recovered as one storm after another lashed the area. Where there were roads, many disappeared; many buildings were destroyed as well. In 2008 Hurricane Ike destroyed the orphanage.
The city of Gonaives, site of Orphanage de la Judée, lies at sea level. Also, as we recently learned, it lies on a fault that is potentially as destructive as the one that recently caused all the horrendous destruction further south, in the area of Port au Prince. The unfortunate location of Gonaives city therefore makes it prone to damage by wind, water and earthquake. In recent times, the city was struck in 2004 by hurricane Jeanne and again in 2008 by two successive hurricanes, Hanna and Ike, causing enormous damage by wind and inundation, including Orphanage de la Judée. Project Manotick for Haiti is a community project to relocate, rebuild and outfit Orphanage de la Judée to a much safer and secure location on higher ground to the town called EnnePhoto by Nevil Hunt ry, about 40 kilometres east of Gonaives. Please watch for the second part, coming soon, of this Matthew Rosenthal, left, gives Chinchin Wang, centre, and Emmy Fu Project Manotick for Haiti that a lift. Matthew and classmate Jaipal Matharu made the air-cushioned will describe the project in platform using a leaf blower for the Cedarview Middle School science detail. fair on Feb. 24.
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• MARCH 6 Free CPR/AED training course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr. in Greely. To register call 613-580-2424, ext 32434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• MARCH 8 Manotick Horticultural Society meeting with guest speaker Dr. Laurie L. Consaul, botanist and senior research assistant at the Canadian Museum of Nature at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the RCMP Camp at the Long Island Locks off River Road For more information, contact Margot Belanger at 613-692-1575.
• MARCH 9 Cleaning without chemicals: The March meeting of the Bells Corners Christian Women Club is admission is $4 or $1 for first timers. Free child care available, for reservations, call: 613-721-1257 or 613-829-2063.
• MARCH 10 Combining humour and careful scholarship, Rev. Dr. Lisa Wolfe
invites you to read the book of Ruth with insight and understanding for all its characters, especially the intelligent, confident – even uppity - heroine Ruth. Dr. Wolfe earned a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University’s joint program in Religious Theological Studies. Dr. Wolfe is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and currently works as Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University. The study will be facilitated by Margie Ann MacDonald at Barrhaven United Church beginning March 10 and continuing on the 17, 24 and 31 from 7-9 p.m. There will be a charge to cover program costs depending on registration. In order to register, phone the church office at 613-8251707. Christian Women’s Club, invite you to “Spring Is in the Air” Dessert Buffet. Feature: “Fresh Looks For Spring” with Barbara Woods, Shepherd’s, Bayshore”. Soloist & Speaker: Corie Iles, Gatinea, QC., “Love is in the Air”. 1:00 p.m., $6.00 (“tooney” for first timers), St. Paul’s Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave. Reserve: 613225-7714 or 613-727-9456. Everyone Welcome!
• MARCH 13 St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Pierces Corner Hall, North Gower, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Music by Elise and-
Deadline for submissions is Monday at 9:30 a.m. Call 613-221-6237 or email email@example.com Company. Midnight lunch. For tickets please all 613-489-3776.
• MARCH 14 At 2:30 pm Matthew Larkin assembles the dramatis personae for a rare presentation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Joining the 110-voice Ottawa Choral Society will be the Christ Church Cathedral Boys Choir; his Toronto-based professional chamber choir, The Larkin Singers; a cast of six of this generation’s most gifted early music specialists; two prominent organists; and a double orchestra composed of the leading musicians of the Ottawa Music Company. The performance, in the acoustically splendid St. Joseph’s Church, will be a major event in Ottawa’s choral calendar — a performance for which listeners should brace themselves for a harrowing emotional and spiritual journey.
• MARCH 15 Watson’s Mill invites children ages six to 12 for the March Break day camp, where participants will examine the world of graffiti writing. Cost: $25 ($20 for members) includes one small snack, bring your own lunch. The day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register phone: Cam at 613-692-6455 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• MARCH 17 St. Paddy’s Irish House Party with
Kings Creek, stepdancers and other Irish entertainers at the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Rd., from 2 p.m. to closing. Hot Irish stew dinner available. Admission donations accepted.
• MARCH 18 The Nepean Horticultural Society! Guest Speaker: “Brian Henderson” Topic: “Pruning Techniques for Trees and Shrubs” Thursday, 7:30 p.m., City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Nepean. EVERYONE WELCOME. Non-members $4.00. Light refreshments. Information, 613-829-7563.
• MARCH 20 Beatles 50th Anniversary tribute concert starring “Replay The Beatles,” at the North Grenville Municipal Centre Theatre. Showtime is 8 p.m. Gen. adm. tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. Advance tickets available at the Municipal Centre reception desk, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, or purchase online at www. palmdanceparty.com .
• MARCH 21 Country & Western Jamboree with Kings Creek and others, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Rd. Musicians bring your instruments. Musicians admitted free. Guests $5. Hot supper available for $7.
• MARCH 26 The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, under the direction of Kevin Reeves,
will present “Broadway and Swing” with Stan Clark directing the Capital Swing Band at Southminster United Church. At 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: Adults - $15; Seniors & Students - $10
Stew dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Main St., Kars. Cost: adult $10, child $5, family of four for $25.
• MARCH 27 Indoor garage saleat the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Rd. Table rentals - $20 (extra tables are $15 each). Contact Tom Keeley for details at 613-822-4270.
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Master Cpl. Mike Trauner, Canadian Forces member and patient of the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre speaks at Hope and Heroes fundraiser Feb 23.
Nepean This Week - MARCH 04, 2010
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