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Colleges calling for cash JENNIFER MCINTOSH

While Algonquin College president Bob Gillett is pleased with the announcement of 20,000 new seats for Ontario colleges and universities, he says he is waiting for the money to arrive. “We hope to receive an announcement shortly about the resources needed in our operating and capital budgets to put this five-year plan into action,” Gillet said. Gillett said Algonquin currently has 50,000 applications for the first year alone. “I think we have to remember that although there is a recession now, there will still be a labour shortage in the years to come,” he said. “People need to re-train in a lot of cases and are returning to school.” Some were disappointed that the announcement didn’t come with any answers for current students. “The additional 20,000 student spaces announced in today’s Throne Speech only addresses

half of the estimated space needed to accommodate Ontario’s future students,” said Shelley Melanson, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario in a press release. “With Ontario students paying the highest tuition fees in the country, we were disappointed to hear that there were no measures announced to help current students.” While former Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Jim Watson said that funding to replace student loans may seem like an easy alternative to improve access, it doesn’t solve the problem. “If there is no space, then it doesn’t matter if students get loans or not,” he said. “For a city like Ottawa — with four post-secondary institutions, this is great news.” Watson said several years ago the province adopted the reaching higher program and put $6 billion in post-secondary education. See, Colleges on page 3.

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STRAINING THE BRAIN Doug Hines, Catherine Smith and Zack Patterson, students at Carleton University’s Neuroscience program, talked to Pope John XXIII Elementary School students about the brain for brain awareness week on March 10. For more on the story, see page 7.

Nepean accountant honoured for her work in the field


“I’m really honoured to be among a group of strong and successful women in the Ottawa area,” Tracey Pagé, finalist for Businesswoman of the Year said. A group of nine Ottawa women were nominated and

recognized for their contributions in their field of work at the Women’s Business Network luncheon March 9. Among the finalists is Pagé, a certified general accountant and principal at Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP Chartered Accountants. Pagé attributes her success I business to a well rounded life, which balances work, community and family.

“Organization and a support system are key,” Pagé said. “Every job has its stresses, but you have to have a vision of what’s important and put them in the right place.” Pagé said that a strong support system at home is what helped her accomplish as much as she had. See, Tracey on page 3.



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Ottawa’s summer music lineup U2 on rumour list for July’s Bluesfest

nounced until April 21, it’s certainly the season for rumours. U2 fan site is suggesting Bono and the rest of the Irish NEVIL HUNT band may land here in 2010. The timing looks good, with U2 playing Philadelphia on July 12 and Montreal on July 16 and 17. Melting snow means one thing: Blues- That leaves a handy gap of three days to fest is approaching. swing by LeBreton Flats. The Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest runs from If U2 does show up at Bluesfest, it would July 7 to 18 this year, and while the sched- likely be the biggest draw the festival has ule of performers won’t be officially an- ever seen. BIG NAMES A search of other artists touring this summer turns up an interesting list of possibilities for Bluesfest’s 17th year. The following acts are on tour, and could fit an Ottawa date into their schedules:

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• Santana. • The Moody Blues. • Lou Reed. • Iron Maiden. • Alice Cooper. • Dave Matthews Band. • Jethro Tull. • John Hiatt. • Levon Helm. • Mavis Staples. • Jimmy Cliff. Bluesfest director of communications A.J. Sauve said he can’t confirm any bands until this year’s official lineup announcement in April. Sauve said the festival is working to add some new wrinkles to the Bluesfest website at, including a build-your-own-schedule so patrons can plan their day at the multiple stages. He said he also hopes to have an onsite wireless network at this year’s festival. “That way you can find your friends,” Sauve said. “There would be a site map

(of the grounds at LeBreton Flats) on your phone and you can tell your friends ‘Here I am.’” Tickets for this year’s Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest go on sale a few days after the April 21 lineup announcement.

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Jim Belushi, centre, and Dan Akroyd, right, perform at a past Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest. The festival isn’t saying who might be in town this year until an official announcement on April 21. U2 is one possibility.


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From, Colleges on page 1. From,Tracey on page 1. Even with that infu- er,” he said. “If there “Flexible home support – understanding when you have to work late some nights is important,” sion of cash, Ontario are not enough people has the distinction qualified to build housshe said. es or maintain sewers Pagé gives back to her community when she can of having the lowest by helping found the Alzheimer’s Society’s Walk amount of funding per then the cost for that capita for post-second- goes up. for Memories. At Algonquin, they “I had a personal interest with Alzheimer’s,” she ary students of any province in the country. have the $35-million said. “Obviously I would new Centre for ConPagé used her skills as an accountant and proExcellence vided corporate sponsorship to help get the walk like to see Ontario come struction going. From there employees started to volunteer, a little closer to the na- and increased funding bringing their experiences in the business domain tional average,” Gillet so more students could said. attend.” with them. Watson said that The promised new Getting to meet with all the other candidates at the luncheon was a great experience for Pagé who while that may be true, spaces would equal a whole new University is looking forward to getting to know her fellow some provinces get a better deal in terms of of Guelph. Under the nominees. Open “I was so impressed! They’re all so accom- the equalization pay- government’s plished,” Pagé said. “No matter who wins everyone ments from the federal Ontario Plan, every government. qualified Ontarian who did a great job.” “Funding for colleges wants to go to college The selection process for these women is quite rigorous. The deserving woman has to be nominat- is a win/win for the stu- or university will find a ed by a member of the community, whether it is a dent and for the taxpay- place. co-worker, a client, or someone who simply recognizes all of her hard work. “We’re really quite proud of the integrity of our selection process,” Elizabeth Costello, co-chair of nominating and awards committee said. Once a businesswoman has been nominated, she is notified and from there can choose to accept or decline the honour. If the nomination is accepted, the nominee then is required to write a submission, which in turn needs to be validated by a lawyer or superior to prove that the statement is true. The submissions then move through two rounds of selection by a committee comprised of peers. A separate committee from the first two will review the finalists for the winner. The winner will be announced at the Business Woman of the Year awards gala on April 29. 374159-11-10

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City councillors divided over use of consultants that work for both the city of Ottawa and land developers

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Show off local talent Ben Franklin Place is hosting two art shows until March 24. In the Atrium Gallery, artist Robin Baker explores woman empowerment through the use of strong vertical oil paintings on canvas, framed mixed media works on paper, monoprints and drawings. In the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, artist Rosy Somerville was inspired by travels and Ottawa life. They capture an essence of places and objects through transparent colour, simplified shape and selective detail. Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8:30 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. 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 Spring Instructors, Students and Studio Members exhibit until March 28. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 613-580-2424 ext 42263 or go to

Macbeth in Italian Opera Lyra Ottawa (OLO) presents Verdi’s opera based on the Shakespeare play Macbeth. The opera will be sung in Italian with English and French subtitles. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Talks are presented in the lobby free of charge to all patrons one hour before each performance. The talks discuss the composer, context and historical significance of the opera. Single tickets range from $40 to $169 and are available from the NAC box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call OLO at 613-233-9200 and ask about our group rates. Students with a valid Live Rush membership card may buy up to two tickets per performance at a discounted price. Rush tickets can be purchased the day of the performance from 2 to 6 p.m. More information is available at

ANDREW SNOOK Some councillors believe that consultants that have been hired by developers should not be working on the same project for the City of Ottawa, in case of a conflict of interest. The corporate services and economic development committee ruled unanimously in favour of recommending the hiring of outside consultants to city council on March 2. The controversial issue has City of Ottawa councillors divided over the city’s hiring policies for consultants. Councillors in favour of hiring the consultants argue that it will reduce costs to the city. There is currently a purchasing bylaw in effect that prevents the city from hiring consultants that have worked on the same, or a related, project with a developer. The motion to pass the bylaw was carried in 2008, as a response to issues stemming from the Kanata West development. “We ran into difficulties with the data that was used and wrongly verified by the consultants who had worked for some developers and then did similar work for the city,” Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess said in an e-mail. “It is a blanket policy in reaction to a specific situation that is still surrounded by controversy.” • Bloess submitted a report, seconded by Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, to the corporate services and economic development committee on Feb. 19, requesting that the city receive permission to hire consultants to carry out development applications in southern Barrhaven without being subject to the city’s related purchasing bylaw. Harder stated in the report that Barrhaven’s largest developers are concerned with the city’s ability to “service their sites in a timely fashion.” She also stated that, “It is not just Barrhaven, it is many communities in this city and it makes no sense to refuse outside help when the result will be reduced pressure on city sites.” Both Bay Coun. Alex Cullen and Kanata South Coun.

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A two vehicle collision closed down the westbound 417 at Woodroffe shortly after midnight on Sunday. A 65-year-old lone female driving a red Honda Civic rear-ended a police canine tactical unit. The woman was trapped in her car with life threatening injuries until she could be removed from the wreck. Advanced life support procedures were used to stabilize the patient enroute to the Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre where she improved to serious but stable condition. The 38-year-old male police officer was immobilized and treated by paramedics for minor head trauma. He was in stable condition on arrival at the hospital. Two paramedics with veterinary training also responded to the call as there were two police dogs in the back of the car at the time of the crash.

Peggy Feltmate said that hiring consultants to do reviews on their own work could place them in a position of conflicting interests. “Most of the time we are able to work our way through this,” said Cullen. “But there are times where the interests of city and public are diametrically opposed.” John Herbert, executive director of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, said that he does not see a conflict of interest for consultants in these situations. Herbert said that professional consultants are not selling the words developers want the city to hear. “I must confess I’ve always been mystified by this,” said Herbert. “This is a warped way of looking at professionals.” Feltmate added that it is beneficial to hire a different consultant to have an extra pair of eyes look things over. Harder did not state any worries about a conflict of interest regarding the consultants. She said that hiring the Ottawa-based consultants would be extremely beneficial to the Barrhaven market. “It is a great opportunity to acquire expert and knowledgeable help when we need it to manage the vitality of the Barrhaven market,” Harder said in an email. “It would cost a heck of a lot more to hire more staff and train them about Ottawa and the rules for what will be likely a temporary need.” Bloess said that in most cases they are small jobs, $3,500 to $7,500 per assignJohn Herbert ment. He added that this makes it difficult to get someone from out of Ottawa to want to come for such a small assignment. Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson said that hiring consultants that also work for the private sector is necessary due to limited options. “There are only so many consultants in Ottawa,” Wilkinson said. “I prefer for them not to work on the same thing, but if the two projects aren’t connected, one in Orleans and the other in Kanata, then it shouldn’t be an issue. We’ve got to try and keep taxes down.” The city can request peer reviews for any potential consultants they wish to hire. This ensures that the consultants hired for a project act in a professional manner.

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Students and members of the public filed into the room hosting the showcase to learn more about being healthy. Algonquin College played host to the first healthy communities showcase March 10, which gave local businesses a chance to tell people what they’re all about. Anna Varriano, who owns Perfect Resonance, a natural health counselling business, was showing students how they can improve and monitor their health through energy movements. “People are made up of energy, a vibration, and when this is out of sync the body is out of balance,” Varriano said. Alternative healthy method booths mingled with those slightly more common in the room and there was a steady flow of people moving through the circuit. “This showcase has been put together for the community, by the community,” Eli Fathi, director of the Business Innovation Centre, said. “We’re trying to engage the community.” Judy Whitelock, Vice President of Small Business Association of Canada, saw the event and workshops as a success. “There are a number of educational workshops here that the community at large and students have attended. There were key students targeted, such as the policing students and the early childhood education,” Whitelock said. “There was a superb turnout.” Keynote speaker Dr. Vaughan Glover was one of the event’s highlights. Glover, who is the President of Canadian Association for the People, spoke to students and community members about the importance of a people-centred health system. “We need to move from theory to action,” Glover said. One component of Glover’s theory includes inverting the current pyramid hierarchy and placing patients at the top, as well as a shift from wellness care to preventative measures. “Wellness is about mindset. Things fail in health and health-care,” Glover said. Glover used an example of Terry Fox compared to a cartoon of a decrepit old man, Mr. Foccit, being fixed up by a doctor. The man is rapidly falling apart and the doctor is only addressing the problems, not the causes. One option has the man living to a ripe old age but is constantly in need of being ‘fixed’ by doctors with pills and medication. The other has a strong man who lived for only a short time but inspired millions with his determination. “We have to move from fixing to helping people be all they can,” Glover said. “I think folks, the decision is ours. Are we going to foster Mr. Foccit or Terry Fox? There’s a Terry Fox in all of us.”

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Making Ottawa better Strategy aims to increase access to city services JENNIFER MCINTOSH

The city is looking to improve the quality of life for all residents regardless of income and the Nepean Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) is one of the social service agencies leading the way. Community developer has been Meghann Darroch has been calling on the community to voice their concerns to their councillors and to help the city decide what needs to go into its poverty reduction strategy — an initiative that looks to improve the quality of life for everyone regardless of income NROCRC is represented on the coalition of community health and resource centres that work in the inner city, suburbs and the rural communities of Ottawa. The mandate is to serve the most vulnerable in the community and provide programs and services to support them. The strategies of the working group so far has been to break down the myths of poverty and work on reduction. There is also attention paid to the principals of inclusion and belonging.

One of the key themes is access. “One of the things we are trying to do is improve access to things like recreation and city services,” Brad Spooner, a program manager with NROCRC, said. “One of the ways this can be done is by establishing a single point of application for multiple city services of importance to people on low income, and by ensuring 311 and 211 have the capacity to provide information on a full range of services from the perspective of people on low income.” Bay Coun. Alex Cullen said that making sure there is room in Ottawa’s society for people of all income levels just makes good sense. “If people are making a liveable wage and they can afford the necessities then there is less of a drain on the city for social services,” he said. Cullen said the city is working on a report to determine whether it would be plausible to have people hired by contractors working for the city make a minimum of $13.25 per hour. “We have staff working on a recommendation on that, so we

are a ways from an answer,” he said. Spooner said one of the reasons this issue is so important for the nation’s capital is that Ottawa is home to many first-generation Canadians. Approximately 75 per cent of Ottawa’s population growth in the period from 2001 to 2006 was the result of recent immigration. It is anticipated that this trend will continue with an expectation of approximately 9,000 new immigrants coming to Ottawa annually. These numbers will be primarily families that will settle in Ottawa and become residents for an extended period of time. “In order to continue to be a city of choice Ottawa will need to ensure that they address the housing (lack of) in Ottawa,” Spooner said. “If this issue is not improved then the number of new immigrants living in poverty will increase. Housing is the building block by which a reasonable quality of life can be attained. When a family is adequately housed they become stable as a family unit and are able to put other pieces of their life together.”

Experience in Motion could be dead in its tracks JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Thanks to an amalgamation of the city’s employment agencies, the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre’s employment program Experience in Motion is on the chopping block. The program — funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, under the Employment Ontario banner —was in its seventh year. Aimed at servicing the region’s workers over 40, the core program consists of a two-week seminar series covering all issues related to conducting an effective job search. The program is designed and delivered by mature workers and deal with all

employment issues and specifically the barriers related to ageism. “The essential difference between EIM and other employment programs is that we are dedicated exclusively to the needs of the mature worker,” Tony Gilchrist, the program’s manager said. “This allows the mature worker the opportunity to establish an effective job search surrounded by their peers in generally similar circumstance.” Gilchrist said t h e program has a 60 per cent success rate — with 60 per cent of clients reporting back that had found a job. Now, those who are seeking job help in NROCRC’s catchement area will have to go to one of the other 9 employment agencies in the city.

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Noise Barrier RetroďŹ ts Cost-Sharing policy The City of Ottawa Environmental Noise Control Guidelines identify that all stand-alone noise barrier retroďŹ ts will be undertaken as local improvements and processed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 586/06 Local Improvement Charges – Priority Lien. This allows the recovery of noise barrier retroďŹ t costs from affected properties via the property tax bill mechanism. However, the regulation does not provide guidance in developing a cost-share policy speciďŹ c to noise barrier retroďŹ ts. The City of Ottawa has been working to develop a formal cost-sharing policy that will apply to noise barrier retroďŹ ts constructed as local improvements and is interested in hearing any comments that you may have regarding the development of a cost-sharing strategy and ďŹ nal policy recommendation.

Pope John students look on as neuroscience professionals explain the senses. “It was a really great opportunity for the kids to learn,� Brenda Richard, the principal at Pope John XXIII, said. The hour-long presentation was filled with questions from the students as they tested their knowledge. “It’s amazing how much knowledge they come with,� Patterson said. “I think it comes from the internet, you can find anything out on Wikipedia now.� Presentations to high school students will focus primarily on the effects of drugs on the brain, including addiction, intoxication and cell death. This presentation is tailored to students enrolled in science classes, focusing on a strictly neurological rather than a social perspective of drug metabolism and side-effects. Smith said they would do about 20 to 40 presentations at 15 different schools throughout the week.

Public open houses have been scheduled to provide you with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed policy update. Please join us at one of the three following open houses: Ray Friel Recreation Complex Programs Room 1585 Tenth Line Road March 29, 2010 7–9 p.m.

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A chorus of “eeuws� rang out in the gym at the Pope John XXIII Elementary School gym as a troupe of Carleton University group presented the kids with three brains lined up in different sized jars. The brains — belonging to a human, calf and a dolphin came courtesy of a trio of Carleton University’s neuroscience students. The three students, Catherine Smith and Zack Patterson — doing their doctorates and Doug Hines in his fourth year of undergraduate degree were at the school on March 10 as part of Brain Awareness week. Carleton University’s Institute of Neuroscience offers students an opportunity to work with renowned neuroscientists in a wide variety of areas, including research on psychiatric and neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, epilepsy, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as physical disorders such as deafness and blindness. Brain Awareness Week was from March 8 to 12 is an international effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. At the elementary level, students will participate in activities about the brain and the five senses, as well as have an opportunity to see a real brain.





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The plight of today’s post-secondary students were barely touched upon during the Ontario throne speech on March 8. While more admission spots were promised in an attempt to make higher education more accessible to the masses, there still aren’t enough spaces for everyone to attend. Ontario has been promised an additional 20,000 spaces for students, but Algonquin College president Bob Gillett said that the college has already received 50,000 applicants. Having more space is all well and good – but only if the student body can afford to shell out. No mention was made of sky-rocketing tuition costs despite the fact that Ontario colleges and universities boast some of the highest fees in the country. Tuition has been steadily rising since McGuinty broke his 2003 election promise to freeze hikes. Climbing fees are making it near impossible for higher education to be accessible to willing students from all walks of life. Even with the additional support from student loans, many are finding it difficult to grasp the brass ring. Those students that do make it are graduating with a crippling debt load. Hamid Osman, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario, makes the point that many lowerincome students will be shut out from schooling opportunities in today’s economy, which will in turn present difficulties for the younger generation to contribute to society and help support Canada’s aging population. The throne speech suggests that the government is hoping to collect funds for Ontario colleges and universities off the backs of international students and maybe this isn’t a bad thing. International students generated $2.1 billion in revenue for Ontario in 2008 alone. Perhaps paying a premium for the privilege of being educated in Canada can help direct much needed funds back towards local students who need financial help to even consider post-secondary education. In the meantime, Gillett is waiting for McGuinty to put his money where his mouth is and cough up the funding.

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To the editor, After a year of experimentation, site approvals and strategic planning, West Barrhaven Community Garden is ready to open its doors to the community. The garden lies between the walking path that crosses Jockvale and Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed Church. The West Barrhaven Community Garden is hosting two open houses to gather together all those interested: March 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., and March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Barrhaven Fellowship Church, 3058 Jockvale Rd. For more information please contact Andrea at 613-825-7512 or e-mail Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed Church


Language doesn’t soften harsh realities Re: Does gender neutral language really make a difference? The editorial makes some excellent points. Euphemistic language doesn’t make the single mom feel any better or lighten her load. Being called a server in a restaurant setting, for instance, doesn’t make the job of being a waiter or waitress any easier. At the same time, “waitress” is already starting to sound quaint and anachronistic to my ears. I think most people prefer waiter or server regardless of the gender of the person taking the food orders and delivering them. Most people have a pretty sensitive BS detector and know when language is


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being used in an insincere way. The real problem, of course, is hypocrisy which has become rather pervasive in the last decade or two in Canadian society. Moral leadership is at an all time low, and no one is saying to us unequivocally that men and women *must* be treated fairly and equally when it comes to economic and social standing. The same can be said for equality for people of all races and beliefs under the law. These are principles that no one takes seriously as a practical matter in Canada, which is a difference between ourselves and our American neighbors. We may have more gold medals, but we do not have a constitution that places principles at the center of what it means to

be Canadian. Sadly, too many people are simply ok with women being paid poorly compared to men. More than half the working population benefits and many of the other half are afraid to rock the boat. Conservatism is the order of the day, both small c and big C varieties. And that means that there is no serious effort to change the status quo which is patently, obviously, and painfully unfair and inadequate. What makes my blood boil is when politicians cynically count on this hypocrisy and play upon it. Canadian Society is full of ugly truths which have not been confronted. Gender inequity. Racism against native Canadians. Environmental degradation in

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the tar sands. Complicity in the systematic random apprehension and torture of Afghans. Abandonment of Canadian citizens when they are in trouble overseas. Immoral and illegal detention and torture of people suspected of terrorism in order to “show progress” in the war or terror. As a society was have regressed, not progressed since the 60’s and 70’s. If we wish to have more than hockey to define us as Canadians, we need to take a long hard look in the mirror and decide what kind of legacy we want to leave to our daughters and sons. Jonathon Shaw Nepean Publisher’s Liability: The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from errors in advertisements beyond actual amount paid for space used by the part of the advertisement containing the error. The publisher shall not be liable for non-insertion of any advertisement. the publisher will not knowingly publish any advertisement which is illegal, misleading or offensive. 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.


Corey Domenico of the Nepean Raiders scored at 5:31 of overtime to tie his team’s openinground CJHL playoff series at a game apiece with the Cornwall Colts.

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Brothers and Sisters lace up JAMIE DOGGART

The puck drops for charity during the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ottawa hockey tournament. The Algonquin College child youth worker program has volunteered to host a fundraising event for the Ottawa branch of the charity. The tournament will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at rink three on March 24. The teams will be competing for the win on the 24 on ice that was donated by Councillor Gord Hunter, Waste Services Incorporated, and Kanata Ford. Hockey teams must consist of nine players and a goalie and the registration fee is $25 per player.

Players must be at least 18-years-old or else accompanied by an adult. There will be a total of ten games played throughout the day including ‘A’ and ‘B’ finals. Only eight hockey teams will be accepted into the tournament. Teams can register now on a first come, first served basis. The hockey games will all be free to the public to watch and the child youth worker students will be running a raffle for participants on the day of the tournament. All tournament proceeds go to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ottawa.

Looking through 30 years worth of photographs at the old school house on Jockvale Road and Strandherd Drive, members of the Barrhaven Lions Club have all the proof they need to remind themselves how much they’ve assisted others. So as the club gets set to celebrate its 30th anniversary at a gala banquet on March 20, its members just want to keep doing what they do best – serve the community. Through countless bake sales, pancake breakfasts, and barbeques, the service club raises upwards of $60,000 annually for the area’s various organizations. “I get such a good feeling inside me we when do something,” 15-yearmember and current director of the board of governors Susan Greenberg said. “I get such a warm, fuzzy feeling. You can’t

really spell it out. We are so much greater than our individual selves. “It’s not a vocation, it’s an avocation. You have to love to help people. But what you get back is 10-fold as far as I’m concerned.” As one of the most active clubs in Ottawa – as evident by the fact that a third of the district cabinet is made up of people from Barrhaven – the Lions and their 49 members help fund Canada Day celebrations in Barrhaven, Fun Day for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, a pancake breakfast for the Children’s Wish Foundation, and their annual Santa Claus Parade – an event that now draws 20,000 people. “With government cut backs, they’re so many people out there in need of support,” anniversary chairman and former president Dave Voisey said, while adding that the club also funds sports teams and scout troops. “Our demand is really on the rise.”

Voisey has seen that demand rise first hand. The 67-year-old joined the club in 1983 after being sponsored by then-president Gus Este. Back then, his wife Viv was the head of entertainment in Barrhaven and it required only six people to distribute flyers to the whole community. While Barrhaven is much bigger than it was when Voisey first joined the club, the Lions do whatever they can to help to the fullest. The Lions Club bylaws state that all proceeds from any event must be reinvested to better serve the community in some capacity. “Any money we raise must go back into the community,” Voisey said. “There are no freebies. It’s very important that the public knows that we don’t waste their money.” Voisey was also elected as the council chair for the 2005-06 term, which he See, Lions on page 10.

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Lions take pride in serving the community From, Lions on page 9. counts as his proudest moment as a Lion, especially since he went to Hong

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that residents there found service clubs more prestigious, particularly among younger adults. The Barrhaven group does have a Leo Club for teenagers with 17 members, but the youngest Lion is 20 years old and next in line is 43. “We’re aware of the challenges,” Voisey said. “We know we have to adjust and we’re going to do what we can.” Voisey feels that there are two main problems the Lions have attracting a younger demographic. “I think it’s a combination of time and money,” he said. “But we don’t ask for anything other than that every once and a while you throw your hands in. We welcome anyone who wants to join as long as they’re willing to spend some time. “We’re trying to reduce the obligations to meet the needs of the younger people today.” Part of those obligations, Voisey feels, is that the Lions reflect an old-fashioned image that maybe isn’t as trendy with some people. “If you look back at all the pictures, there are people wearing purple hats. Young people don’t go for that,” Voisey said, also mentioning that the Lions offer training programs for personal growth. “We’re trying to be flexible. We realize there’s different ways to do things.” But regardless of how they do it, the end product will still be the same. The

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Barrhaven Lions Club will be helping the community as best as they can. The club is currently preparing to run its Mother/Daughter Gala Dinner in support of the Queensway Carleton Hospital and its fishing tournament for blind anglers, both of which will take place after the 30-year celebration – perhaps with a little more notoriety. “We don’t blow our horns enough,” Voisey said, who is also the club’s tail twister, a position responsible for creating humour at meetings. “We tend to just do things and be done with them. Maybe if we made ourselves better known, that may be a way of attracting more people.” No matter how many people are there presently or in the future, members say that it’s all about helping people. “I’ve been in service clubs since I was 16. I felt I couldn’t afford to do things myself, but I can with the Lions,” Greenberg’s husband and 17-year-Lion Bob said. “It’s not a smug feeling. It’s a feeling where you know you’ve accomplished something.” Voisey knows there are some obstacles to climb, but as long as they continue to do what they’ve done for 30 years, everything will be fine in the end. “The challenge is going to be on us to maintain our viability,” he said. “As long as we continue to serve, we will survive.”


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CBC-Radio brings ’60s back to life for paper’s ad rep NEVIL HUNT Around the Ottawa Region Media Group offices, we’d always known that one of our advertising salespeople was in a band back in the 1960s. We just didn’t know how big and how influential that band was. A few weeks ago, a CBC national radio show that draws an audience of more than one million listeners spun a single by the Haunted. Vinyl Café host Stuart McLean chose the song 12-5 as one of the top-10 Canadian rock ’n’ roll singles of all time. Bob Burgess, now 65, co-wrote the song and sang the lyrics for the Haunted, back when the band recorded the single in 1965. “1-2-5 was probably one of the first things I wrote,” Burgess says. “I’ve been writing ever since.” The Haunted played bars and clubs around their native Montreal. The band won time in a recording studio at a “battle of the bands,” beating out David Clayton Thomas and the Fabulous Shays. Clayton Thomas went on to become the lead singer Blood, Sweat and Tears. The free studio time was used to record 1-2-5. Burgess says 1-2-5 went to number 2 in Canada on RPM Magazine’s record charts. The RPM charts are tough to track down these days, but one printed on Jan. 8, 1966,

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The Haunted play for a big crowd in this undated photo, probably taken in Montreal. Bob Burgess is on the right, at the microphone. shows 1-2-5 in the number 43 position, nestled between the Beatles’ Paperback Writer and Bob Dylan’s I Want You. Burgess has traded m o p - t o p

hair, a guitar and the stage for a suit, valise and workstation. He wears a Bluetooth headset as he leaves the office to meet clients. Then add in a pair of dark, wraparound sunglasses to the outfit – his way of showing he doesn’t completely conform to expectations – and a permanent case of the chuckles, and that’s Burgess today. Easy going. Montreal in the mid’60s was a happening place, Burgess says, with healthy soul and rock scenes. He went to see many R&B acts: Sam and Dave, Joe Tex, Solomon Burke. He says they all played the Esquire Show Bar, which drew a mix of black and white kids, and the audience arrived from both the English and French halves of Montreal. “As long as there was music, everything was cool,” Burgess says. “Everybody mixed. It didn’t matter. As long as you were good musicians, you played.” It was in that creative and open-minded atmoPhoto by Nevil Hunt sphere that he met Jurgen Bob Burgess today, at the keyboard. Burgess, an advertising salesperson Peter, his co-writer on 1-2with Ottawa Region Media Group, co-wrote and sang on the 1966 single 5. The pair had the same 1-2-5, which was recently chosen as one of the country’s top-10 rock singles influences as the Stones of all time.

and the Kinks, Burgess says. It’s a relationship that’s easy to hear on the band’s video, which can be found on Burgess is the dark-haried lead singer, on the right of the screen. Deciding who would be the band’s lead singer was not a perfect science. “We played instrumentals and we decided we needed a singer,” he says. “We threw a microphone over a pipe and took turns singing. I guess I sounded best so I had to sing.” GARAGE BAND? Various websites and CD liner notes describe the Haunted as garage or punk, even though those terms weren’t used back in 1965. “It was rock,” Burgess says, adding that the recording quality may throw people off. “It only sounds ‘garage’ because of the production; it sounds bad.” The song 1-2-5 took off, but the band’s record label didn’t support the Haunted with a larger pressing of the single or much in the way of publicity, even when there was interest from south of the border. “We would have made it huge; there was demand,” Burgess says. “There was a radio station in Albany, (N.Y.) that requested 1,000 copies, but Quality (the record label) wouldn’t do it.” The band recorded its second single in New York City, and Burgess recalls partying with Eric Burdon, of Animals

fame, and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. A few years later the Haunted opened for the Animals in Montreal. Asked to share some other crazy stories, Burgess appears to be choosing his memories selectively. “We hung out with the Esquires here in Ottawa once,” he says. “We were kicked out of every hotel on Montreal Road. Their bass player rode his motorcycle right into the hotel room there.” Mention of the word groupies has Burgess choosing his words carefully too. “I lost my shirt on a couple of occasions,” he said. “I knew enough to run away when there were 40 or 50 of them.” Despite follow-up singles that kept audiences filling the bars and clubs, the original lineup of the band didn’t last. “We got into ego things,” Burgess says. After four singles, Burgess departed, citing differences with Peter. The Haunted went through more lineup changes after he departed, with 15 different musicians playing in the band at one point or another. The sound varied from flowery lyrics to blues, including a rather bizarre French version of the Jimi Hendrix hit Purple Haze, renamed Vapeur Mauve. The Haunted finally broke up in 1969. More than 20 of the band’s songs were compiled for CD release in 1995, a disc available through “We all get along now,” Burgess says, despite any issues about publishing rights. “I still get royalty cheques, but they’re not exactly large.” After leaving the band, Burgess ended up as music director for CFCF radio in Montreal, one of the city’s biggest English-language stations. From there he moved to Vancouver, later settling in Ottawa. Burgess says he didn’t hear the Vinyl Café segment on the band, but did get a call from the former lead guitarist the next day. “Al (Birmingham) phoned me,” he says, adding he heard the same news from friends and coworkers over the next few days. The attention of CBC-Radio has Burgess in the mood to talk about the Haunted’s heyday. He says he recently heard some live tapes of the band playing in the 1960s; tapes he didn’t know existed. “The band was very good,” Burgess says. “I never realized until later, I never realized we were good. That’s something to be proud of.” If you live in the Stittsville area and want to do a little jamming, contact Bob Burgess at 613-221-6227.


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Community Calendar • 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. Nonmembers $4.00. Light refreshments. Information, 613-829-7563.

• MARCH 19 The Manordale-Woodvale Community Association monthly Euchre Night will be held at the Margaret Rywak Community Building, 68 Knoxdale Road, Nepean from 7:30 PM SHARP to 10:30 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person. Come out for an enjoyable evening of friendly euchre and support the Community Association. Refreshments will be available. Please contact Carol at 613-2269402. When a child dies: The Compassionate Friends is a self-help group of bereaved parents offering support and understanding. Meetings third Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 McCurdy Dr. Kanata for more into 613-692-4521.

• 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 .

• 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 23 The West Barrhaven Community Garden hosts an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. to gather together all those interested in obtaining a garden plot at Barrhaven Fellowship Church, 3058 Jockvale Rd.

• MARCH 26 Stew dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Kars. Adult $10, child $5, family of four for $25. 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

• MARCH 27 Indoor garage sale at the Greely Legion 8021 Mitch Owens Rd. Table rentals - $20 (extra tables are $15 each). Contact Tom Keeley for details at 613-822-4270.

The non-profit Barrhaven Family Resource Centre hosts its Spring Children’s Used Toy, Equipment and Clothing Sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Jean Robert Gauthier School, 1110 Longfields Dr. Cash sales only. The West Barrhaven Community Garden hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to noon to gather together all those interested in obtaining a garden plot at Barrhaven Fellowship Church, 3058 Jockvale Rd.

• MARCH 28 Chance 2 Dance. Local dancers take to the stage for The Chance 2 Dance Foundation. Fundraiser includes a silent auction. Starts at 7:30 p.m. at Centrepointe Theatre. Tickets: 613-580-2700 or West Ottawa Community Concerts present ‘The Fabulous Edsels’ in a ‘rocking to the oldies’ concert at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Rd.(at Moodie Drive) at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. Information: 613820-8103.

• MARCH FREE Income Tax Services – For low income seniors and persons with disabilities. Volunteers trained by Canada Revenue Agency. For more information, call (613) 692-4697.

• MARCH 31 The Association of Separated and Divorced Women since 1994,is organizing Seminar on Equality, Human Rights during and after Separation/Divorce at the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch 120, Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Come and join the discussion on the issues that are essential to all women around the world. The Seminar is free. Spaces are limited, pre-registration is necessary. All are welcome. Membership Fee $35.00 (individual, women and men)For registration call (613) 288- 0445, Email, theasdw,

• APRIL 3 This Easter weekend, the Osgoode Youth Association is hosting its first ever White Rabbit’s Egg-cellent Adventure from 2 to 4:30 p.m. This all ages, community event has something delightful to tickle everyone’s fancy: Outdoor egg hunt, games, tea and lemonade, Easter egg decorating. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for a family (max. 5) and are on sale now at O-YA at 613-826-0726. Check O-YA out online at:

• APRIL 7 City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave. A Fashion Show presented by designer Judy Joannou with a selection of jewellery and handbags, as well as plush toys & books. Dessert Buffet. Admission: $10 (Tickets in advance as seating is limited). Call 613-271-8515 Dessert and browsing at 6:30 p.m.; Fashion Show at 7:30 p.m.

• APRIL 10 Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd, invites you at 1 p.m. to our Spring Fashion Show and Dessert Party Fashions by Bonnie and Company, Delectable desserts. Also available for purchase: Silk Scarves, Stationery, Art, Jewelry, Cosmetics and Skin Care Products. Tickets $15.00 Available at the Church Office (mornings). 613-825-1707.

• APRIL 16 Ottawa Christian School presents a live musical production of Building on the Rock at 7 p.m. at Cedarview Alliance Church, 2784 Cedarview Dr. Free admission. Call 613-722-5836.

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• MAY 1 CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE INC invites everyone to their SPRING SALE (garage sale, plants and home baked treats) on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Bonaventure Church (basement). 1359 Chatelain Ave.(Corner of Kirkwood), Ottawa. For more information call 613-728-1268

• MAY 8 Berrigan Elementary School is having a community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berrigan School gym. Vendor tables are $25. Contact Kathy at or Susan at Go to for more info.

• MAY 15 Rideau Community Support Services proudly presents the Manotick Musicale Swinging on a Star at 7:30 p.m. at the Manotick United Church. Tickets are $20 and available at Rideau Community Support Services at 613 692-4697 and Manotick Office Pro at 613 692-3269. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds to Rideau Community Support Services. 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.

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The Rideau Valley Home Educators’ Association is presenting its 20th Annual Home Educators’ Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kanata Baptist Church (465 Hazeldean Road, Kanata). The keynote address will be presented by Professor Michael Goheen from Trinity Western University, B.C. Seminars will be presented all day on a wide variety of topics including Hands on Science, Teaching French, Choosing your curriculum and Preparing for University. The conference also includes a large vendor hall that hosts Eastern Ontario’s largest exhibition of home school resources. A variety of curriculum representatives will be available to answer your questions about home educa-

Are you interested in learning or improving your public speaking skills? Learn in a hands-on supportive friendly environment with experienced By town Toastmasters. We are offering a 6-week Speech craft primer in March and April to get you started on your path to improve your public speaking. You may have new job responsibilities that demand presentation skills, you may want to become an inspirational speaker, you may be the master of ceremonies for an event. Whatever your need to improve your public speaking skills, Bytown Toastmasters can help you. Please contact 613-680-3738 for more information or visit our website at: http://bytown.freetoasthost. net/index.html.

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GYMNASTS A HIT! Five local rhythmic gymnasts were among the participants in the Ontario Winter Games from across Ontario who headed for the Muskoka Region on March 4 to 7. The competition was in a team format, with the 36 rhythmic gymnasts being divided into six teams. All the scores from each of three routines counted towards the team total. In the final calculations, Breanna Rich’s team won the gold medal, Megan Kawai’s team won silver, and Myranda Bingham’s team won the bronze. All the rhythmic gymnasts had a fantastic competitive experience at this large multi-sport event, which was designed to reward young athletes for their hard work and dedication to their sport while preparing them for national and international level competition. The Kanata Rhythmic Gymnastics Club also sent along team manager Helen Nowell, and coach Jessie Perry, who is a level three judge, to the Games. From left to right: Marie Arsenault, 11, Megan Kawai, 14, Breanna Rich, 17, Myranda Bingham, 13, and Lucinda Nowell, 13 Deadline for submissions is Monday at 9:30 a.m. Call 613-221-6237 or email


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