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Gord Brown, 1960-2018


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Gordon Keith Brown, Member of Parliament Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes, passed away suddenly in Ottawa on May 2, 2018, age 57. He is survived by his loving wife, Claudine Courtois and his two sons Chance, and Tristan. Also surviving are his brother Jeff Brown and his wife Courtney Small, his sister Janice Deryaw and her husband Pat, nephews Colin, Sean, and Graeme Brown and niece Nicole Brown. He was pre-deceased by his father Sydney Brown, his

mother Lillian Brown, and his brother Greg Brown. As the proud Member of Parliament since June 2004, he was known for advocating for his constituents in Ottawa, working tirelessly to improve the riding. He was renowned for his ability to unite MPs from all parties to advance the issues that were important to him and his constituents. In the riding he helped raise money for charities and non-profits and spearheaded economic summits to help develop the business environment and economic

opportunities for everyone. A member of many interparliamentary groups in Ottawa he was noted for his efforts on behalf of Canadian interests in Washington and around the world. Prior to being elected MP, Gord was Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, President of the Gananoque and District Chamber of Commerce and twice served as a councillor in the town of Gananoque. He was also known for his contributions to many community committees and organizations.

An avid hockey player and Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Gord was a Canadian Champion Paddler with the Gananoque Canoe Club. Gord and his brother Jeff own Brown Hospitality Corporation, the largest accommodation business in the 1000 Islands. His initiative and efforts saw the formation of the Thousand Islands Accommodation Partners that supports events and activities in Gananoque. Visitation is at Tompkins Funeral Home in Gananoque on Wednesday, May 9 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service takes place at the Lou Jeffries Recreation Center in Gananoque at 11 am, Thursday, May 10 followed by a graveside service at Gananoque Cemetery. A reception will be held at The Firehall Theatre from 2-4 pm following the service. Gord’s vision for Gananoque included a second ice pad to be located near the current recreation centre. To that end, TIAP has contributed $100,000 to the initiative. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a GoFundMe Account for the Second Pad Ice Rink that Gord was hoping to develop for the town of Gananoque. Details and donations can be made at www.gofundme. com/help-gord-browns-ganice-pad-vision.

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m t e e -not g r o F old school house. Has someone on the municipal staff decided, arbitrarily and without consulting the residents of Oxford Mills, to change the name of this valued venue? Someone, no doubt, who doesn’t live in the hamlet, or maybe not even in the municipality? Would it not have been better to see what residents thought of the idea before putting up the sign? Should the municipal authorities claim that Oxford Mills Park has always been its name, may I point out that even their own notices for Canada Day festivities refer to the place as Maplewood Park: check it out. Their own list of Municipal Parks & Sports Fields contains a listing for Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills. Can we please have our park back?

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Residents of Oxford Mills are a little confused these days. It seems they have a new park in the village, which is exactly the same size and shape as Maplewood Park. It even has the same kind of gazebo that the Municipality were so kind as to allow the community to build and pay for. But the sign says “Oxford Mills Park”, a place no-one around has ever heard of before. Where did that come from? Away back, when Oxford Mills was the main centre of Oxford-on-Rideau Township, the park beside the Town Hall was called “Township Park”. For the past decades, it has been known as Maplewood Park, as it is situated on Maplewood Avenue, and gives its name to Maplewood Hall, the

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The different faces of motherhood (NC) Even if we have amazing mothers, as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and guidance can come from everyone in the community. This Mother's Day, remember all the different women who have held you up in life. Check out this list of the women who also deserve appreciation at this time of year: Grandmothers. Our grandmothers are often there for us in ways that our parents can't be. They offer timeless intergenerational wisdom and a more mature perspective on our problems. And we all know that nothing compares to the love our grandmas give us. Mentors. Mentorship can come from anywhere, but often mentors are teachers or older colleagues. For women, it is immensely helpful to have a strong female role model. Inspiration and encouragement helps women break through the glass ceiling. Women's empowerment organizations like Beautiful World Canada know how important female mentorship is, which is why they provide all their students in sub-Saharan Africa with a mentor. Friends. Think about the times your friends took care of you. Friends are amazing support systems that we often take for granted. And even when they aren't helping us through tough times, they're there to make us laugh and have fun.

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Thanking Mom by Marguerite Boyer It’s that time of year again, when the pressure is on to think of a special gift for Mom on her day. North Grenville is teeming with great shops with special gifts just for Mom. From baked goods, to flowers, restaurants and gift stores. But there is also that simple “thank you”. Something that has given me pause, to think about thanking my own Mom. A sincere thanks. My Mom raised six of us on her own. She worked full days, getting on a bus for an hour’s ride into Ottawa and then the same on her way home. She would leave us in the care of our grandmother, who had already raised seven of her own children. My grandmother ruled with the strap. At the time, I resented both her and

my mother. But the strap was common in my youth. Everyone had them, including the teachers. It is only now, in my sixties, that I can fully appreciate both of them. They did what they could, and with the means they had. My Mom did what she had to do to keep us all together as a family. My grandmother did what she had to do, in her late sixties, having to raise yet another brood of kids, all the while having a farm to maintain. I look back now, and think of them as two very strong women. Something I had never realised before. And I have to thank both of them for the strength they instilled in me. In my mother’s later life, after retiring, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

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Towards the end of her life, she was like a child and it was our turn to care for her. By the time I finally realised what my Mom had done for me, it was too late to thank her. And I am sorry for missing that opportunity. I know she is now looking down at me from heaven and smiling. So thank you, Mom, for giving me everything you did, for your struggles to keep us together as a family, and for providing me with five wonderful siblings. What a gift she gave me. So while you are out there trying to find that special gift for your Mom, Grandmother, mentor, etc... don’t forget that simple thank you, the sincere one, from the heart. Thanks Mom.

The United Way of Leeds and Grenville is hosting a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea & Art Sale Sunday, May 13, at the 1000 Islands Village, 1120 County Road 2, East Brockville. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a lovely tea and petit fours from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The art has been graciously donated by a number of local artists and from the estate of Stewart Beatty, donated by the Beatty Family. The Beatty family donation of artwork has been gifted to three community organizations: United Way Leeds Grenville, The Brockville and Area YMCA, and the Brockville & District Hospital Foundation. These three organizations have come together to achieve the common goal of providing services and support to the people of Leeds & Grenville.

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Encouraging you. Even when moms give tough love, they are there to urge us to be our best and brightest. When life feels too rough, they never doubt us. Think about a time your mom encouraged you to achieve your dreams when no one else did and let her know how much it meant to you. Teaching you how to be an adult. You may not realize all the invaluable life skills your mother taught you over the years. From treasured family recipes to cleaning hacks to tips on how to interact with your boss, your mom prepared you for the real world. Moms are often the leaders and teachers of communities. Female empowerment organizations like Beautiful World Canada know how important a mother or grandmother's knowledge is, which is just one of the reasons why they support women's education in sub-Saharan Africa. Making sacrifices. Part of parenting is making sacrifices for your kids so that they can have the best life possible. You probably don't even know all the ways that your mom has made sacrifices for you, and you don't need to. Just thank her for the life that she has given you and for all the hard work she put into raising you. Find out more about amazing things moms around the world accomplish at

The Beatty family is very pleased to release the final few hundred art pieces from Gallery 2131 for a Community Charity Art Experience. - David Beatty We have also received sponsorship from other generous businesses for which we are very grateful. They include: Lisa Bell Financial Consulting – Investors Group Financial Services Inc. - our tea sponsor; Fashion preview from River West Co. showcasing the amazing products they have for sale at the 1000 Island Village; and Andrew Kizell Photography who will capture memories of guests and sell prints on site. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Leeds and Grenville and our local community. The 1000 Islands Village is opening the new Coral Reef Gallery for our event and will give

site tours starting at 3:30 p.m. How to buy your tickets? Please purchase tickets at River West Co., located at 1000 Islands Village, or come into the United Way office, 42 George Street, Brockville. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance prior to the event to ensure there are available seats and food. You can call the United Way for more information at 613-342-8889. United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 21 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. Please visit our website,

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Gord Brown - a last few words by David Shanahan Gord Brown served this riding as a Member of Parliament for almost fourteen years. He was a member of the Committee on Canadian Heritage from 2004, and was Chair from 2013-2015. He also sat as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. No matter what political party you support, every resident of the riding has to acknowledge the tremendous contribution this man made to our common society. Gord would have been just 58 years old at the end of August, but he died on May 2 in his office on Parliament Hill of a heart attack. I had the pleasure of interviewing Gord during the last federal election campaign in 2015. We sat in the North Grenville Archives and I asked him why, after serving at that point for eleven years, he wanted to continue as an

M.P. My question was: What do you want to accomplish and why do you want to go on? His answer, in part, was: “That’s a very good question. I served in municipal politics for two terms before I was elected to the House of Commons. In the interim, I served as the Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission, which runs Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village. So, I’ve effectively been in politics for more than 22 years. One of the things that I enjoy is serving. You know, there are people who want to be in politics because they want to be somebody. And there are people who want to get into politics because they want to do something. I’m one of those who want to do something: I don’t want to stop doing things. I’m proud of my record. There’s a lot more to do. I still have the passion for the job, I’m still enthused about it and I still like serving. I want to continue to do that”.

His workload was significant, especially for a man with a wife and two young sons. The work took so much of his time, I asked him if it was difficult to represent a riding that is geographically diverse. “It is a challenge and it is a lot of work to be out and about all the time. I go to Ottawa and I’m there from Monday to Thursday or Friday, depending on how many days the House is sitting that week. And then I come home and get on the road for most of the weekend. I have a young family and I try to bring them with me as much as I can. My 3-year old, especially, likes getting out and about. He likes meeting people, so maybe there’s a future for him in politics.” Gord’s passions included the history and heritage of Canada, and of this region in particular. He spoke about that, too: “In terms of historic sites, [the riding] has what I

think is the largest concentration of national historic sites and parks in Canada, if you look at the Rideau Canal, Fort Wellington in Prescott, the Battle of the Windmill site, the Mill in Delta. Education is so important for young people to understand where our country was. For me, it’s something I am very passionate about.” Gord was proud of the fact that he was part of the initiative that provided funding for renovating the Rideau Canal and the Battle of the Windmill site. He was also very involved in promoting agricultural issues and the issue of local food was high on his list of concerns. He spoke of one of his projects as an M.P.: “In terms of agriculture, I regularly meet with our federations of agriculture in both Leeds and in Grenville. Yearly, I’ve co-hosted Farmers Day on the Hill, because members like myself, who come from an agricultural community, under-

stand the issues of agriculture and the challenges they face. But many of the Members of Parliament come from urban centres, and don’t know the first thing about farming and the challenges farmers have in producing the food for all of Canada. The slogan is: “Farmers feed cities”, and that’s true, but the members from cities often don’t know the issues, so I’m happy to take those to Ottawa.” I wondered if there was a danger of complacency, running in a riding that was so strongly Conservative. His answer was definite: “I never take it for granted. In my first federal election, I lost by 55 votes. Every election is different, the issues are always different: it’s unpredictable. I’ve never taken the people of Leeds & Grenville for granted. And after the election, I won’t take them for granted if I am, once again, successful to be able to serve. I can tell you: I will work hard as I have

every day during the election and as I will for the remainder of the term.” Sadly, that term was never completed, and we lost a good friend and neighbour. We will now have to deal with a by-election, possibly around the same time the municipal election will be taking place. As we consider the candidates who will be standing in those, and in the provincial election next month, it would be good to remember Gord Brown, and what a decision to serve the community in politics means for the men and women who take on that role. Thank you to Gord’s wife, Claudine, and his two sons Chance, and Tristan, for sharing him with us at such a high cost. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Steve Clark, has responded to EVERY e-mail concerning a variety of issues which I have sent to him over the last 15 years. Other Conservative instances have been equally responsive. Others of my acquaintance have had this experience as well. Steve has even represented two of my projects in the Legislature itself at Queen's Park, one of which dealt with my opposition to a local pit, the other with my vision for a local Rural Summit. Basically, I suggest that, if you are a citizen who understands that YOUR job as a citizen doesn't end when you vote, Steve Clark is your man. And he's Conservative.

He listens. He acts. He has personal stature and influence. He will be responsive and carry your concerns to the highest level of his party. And THAT is important. His e- mail is : info@ Let him know your concerns. I thank Mr. Creasey for his wise words. I hope you, my dear neighbours and fellow citizens, will read mine with favour as well. Jim Bertram Dear Editor, I am not particularly adept in politics in depth, but I do know what is very important to me. I’m already very afraid that Doug Ford will become the premier of Ontario. After reading Colin Creasy’s letter my fear is worse. If Mr. Ford starts making tax cuts as he promises, what will this do to the Health Care System as a result? Do people not understand that it won’t get better and could become a disaster? Also, we don’t need any cuts to the education system in our province. And

concerning Green Energy, which he says goodbye to already, we have gained some technologies already, but of a long way to go. We should keep trying to get rid of our damaging ways. Honesty and integrity are important qualities to have as a politician but unfortunately they are also scarce. I admit to not paying enough attention to the Harris government at the time, but cuts to vital programs cannot be a good thing, and the billion dollar increase in debt brought about by his government is a shock to me. People seem to be blaming the McGuinty and Wynn governments for all of the debt accumulated. Maybe

look further to the past. They’re probably still trying to recover in present time. Thank you for an excellent, enlightening letter Mr. Creasy. Kath Piché

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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I was pleased to see last week's Letter to the Editor by Mr. Colin Creasey. In it, he makes many worthwhile comments. The list of considerations and caveats he presents will be well noted by me, that is certain. And, I hope, others. At the same time, his wise series of observations leaves an important question unanswered: Must we reward a corrupt, incompetent and infinitely unaccountable government by returning them to office once again? Must we, for fear of the opposition, retire in confusion and leave the field to a Liberal government which, for the sake of its own hold on power and its

advantages, is tearing Ontario down? Let's look at some alternatives. How about the NDP? Well, if you want more of the same free-spending unaccountable style government, they are a good choice. It is impossible to penetrate the NDP connection with unions and its assortment of fringe minority special interests to have one's interests heard. I have tried to represent Rural Ontario points of interest to both Liberals and NDP. To NO avail. Ever. Over 15 years. Let's contrast that with the reception I have received from Conservative Party representatives. Our MPP,

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Recognize, reject and report fraud Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) want you to confirm who you're dealing with before sending any money anywhere for any reason. The Canadian Revenue Agency Scam (CRA) , continues to be prevalent in Grenville County. The OPP wants to remind the public to be aware of this scam and to use caution when dealing with on-line or phone requests from an individual or agency identifying itself as the CRA. In the typical CRA scam, the criminals extort money from their victims by telephone, mail, text message or email, a fraudulent communi-

cation that claims to be from the Canada Revenue Agency requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number. A new twist is that Fraudsters will leave a pre-recorded, clear message on your voicemail impersonating the real CRA. Fraudsters are either phishing for your identification or asking that outstanding taxes be paid by a money service business or by pre-paid debit/ credit cards. They may insist that this personal information is needed so that the taxpayer can receive a refund or a

quest by email, text or phone, any personal information such as passport, credit card or bank account information. To avoid becoming a victim, police advise you to hang up, check and verify the information with CRA by calling a trusted phone number in which you have found and not the number provided by the caller. If you or someone you know suspect they've been a victim of the CRA scam, contact your local police service and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

benefit payment. Cases of fraudulent communication could also involve threatening or coercive language to scare individuals into paying fictitious debt to the CRA. Other communications such as texting, urge taxpayers to visit a fake CRA website where the taxpayer is then asked to verify their identity by entering personal information. Before you respond to any type of communication, think first that this is a scam. Individuals should never respond to these fraudulent communications nor click on any of the links provided. The CRA will never re-

Steve Clark’s remarks Renew Your Ontario on the death of Gord Health Card Online People across Ontario can now renew their photo health Brown card online at Following the announcement of Gord Brown’s death last week, Steve Clark rose in the Ontario Legislature to ask for a moment’s silence in Gord’s memory. This is the Hansard transcript of his comments: The Speaker (Hon. Dave Levac): I wish to turn to the member for Leeds–Grenville on a point of order. Mr. Steve Clark: Thank you, Speaker. Point of order: I would just like to ask for unanimous consent to have a moment of silence for my MP Gord Brown. Gord passed away this morning in Ottawa. He was an amazing MP. Speaker, we dreamed as young men to once serve in this Legislature and in the House of Commons, and we realized that. I want to express on behalf of the House our deepest sympathies to Gord’s wife, Claudine, and his two sons, Chance and Tristan. We’re

going to miss him. I’m going to miss him. Speaker, he was like a brother to me. Eastern Ontario, the province and our country mourn the loss of Gord Brown. I would appreciate the consent to have a moment of silence. The Speaker (Hon. Dave Levac): The member from Leeds–Grenville is seeking unanimous consent for a moment of silence to pay respects. Do we agree? Agreed. I would ask everyone in the House to please rise for a moment of silence in honour of MP Brown. The House observed a moment’s silence. The Speaker (Hon. Dave Levac): God rest his soul. A video of this exchange is available on our website and Facebook page: www.

To renew a health card online, people in Ontario need: A valid driver's licence to verify identity as a security measure. To have lived at the same address at least 90 days prior to renewing To keep all other personal details the same Individuals can still choose to renew their health card in-person at nearly 300 ServiceOntario centres located across Ontario. Many are open on weekends and evenings and some allow you to skip the line by making an appointment. There is no fee to renew a health card either online or in-person. Regular fees apply to renew your driver’s licence, and are the same both online and in-person. If your identity cannot be verified online, you will need to renew your health card in-person. If you need a photo for your health card or driver’s licence, renewing both at the same time in-person will improve your chances of being able to renew both online the next time around.

UPDATE UPDATE UPCOMING MEETINGS COUNCIL Monday, May 14 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre. For agenda information, please visit the Municipal website at COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre.


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Garage sales in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 10-03. No licence or fee is required, but there are regulations which you must follow. Signage is NOT permitted in traffic circles or attached to traffic signs. Please ensure signage is removed after your sale. Before having a garage sale, please obtain a copy of the by-law from


In accordance with By-Law 33-12, a Burn Permit is required to conduct open burning on property located outside of the urban area. The entire application and renewal process is available online at The online process also allows you to receive direct notification of special conditions such as fire bans and fire risk level. Burn permits are also still available at the Municipal Office or at the Fire Hall at 259 County Rd. 44 and the fee is $15. Please check conditions prior to burning by calling 613-706-1770.


Swimming pool enclosures in North Grenville are regulated by By-Law 32-98, as amended. This includes all above-ground and in-ground pools. Copies of this by-law are available from the Building Department or the Municipal website.

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Letters continued Dear Editor, I want my College Alumni property returned. In 1975 Roy E. Class, Head of the Horticultural Division at Kemptville College, gave me two college artefacts for safe keeping. He did that just before he passed away. “Don’t let if fall into the wrong hands. Return it when you feel the time is right”, he advised me. So, I kept these two artefacts in my house for 42 years. I even had them restored, which I paid for out of my own pocket. When I saw the time was right to return May 9, 2018

them to the Kemptville College Alumni Association, I returned them, under the conditions that these two artefacts would remain with the Alumni in a Museum or something, as I promised Roy to do. I do not have a written agreement with Roy. This is theft by our elected politicians. That’s what the Germans did during WWII. I want them back This is my promise to Roy. He will turn over in his grave now that he realizes that we got screwed. William Langenberg

Dear Editor, C02 is our friend, not our enemy. For the past number of years, a company in Kemptville has been producing technology to harvest all greenhouse gases and sequester them into the soil as carbon. This is done by a small box being buried in the ground to work with nature and not against it. The box pulls all of the greenhouse gases in. It has a crystal battery that is charged by the electrical charge on the oxygen molecule. The unit is self contained, has no moving parts, and requires


no other power to operate it. The gases from livestock facilities, poultry barns, and dairy barns are removed from the farm and sequestered back into the soil to grow healthy crops. The oxygen is then in a form that can be put down approximately 4,000 feet into the ground to remove all pathogens and bacteria. This enables the life in the soil, e.g. earthworms and fungi and bacteria, to operate at a much deeper level in the soil. This aerates the soil to allow water to pass through more quickly. The carbon produced acts as a glue to hold the soil together

to reduce soil erosion. The oxygen is used to compost the manure in storage pits or tanks, so it can be used immediately to apply to the soil without burning forage crops, and very little odour is noticeable. Each box removes between 10-15 tonnes of carbon per acre and places it in the soil. The range of the box is 1-2,000 acres. All of our production of this technology is shipped into the United States, India, Chile, South Korea, Poland, Holland and China. Sincerely, Peter Webb, Kemptville

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One town, one man and a story that won't go away

by Lyle Dillabough It just seems to go on and on. That endless tale of Captain Roy Brown, his hometown of Carleton Place, and the immortal/timeless battle with the notorious Red Baron. The story reminds one of a ghost that just keeps lingering on and refuses to die. And why is this so, you might ask? Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that the unheralded hero that Brown is has not received the proper attention and recognition that his contribution to history rightfully deserves. Perhaps, too, there is a certain “message” that has yet to be communicated, that needs to come forth and be expressed so that the story can be complete. For few yet indeed know who Roy Brown was, and what his story is about. Fewer still know that he was born at Carleton Place. Contrast that with Manfred von Richtofen, who was otherwise known as the “Red Baron”, and who terrorized of the skies so much that he is regarded as perhaps the greatest of all World War One flying aces. And yet, it was none other then Captain Roy Brown from Carleton Place who ultimately brought him down. If you ask most Canadians, they will likely tell you it was Billy Bishop (Canada's most famous WWI flying ace) that shot down the Baron, or maybe even “Snoopy” from the Charles Shultz 1960's Christmas TV special. But not Brown, nor would they even begin to know who and what kind of man he really was. For it's true that seldom will you hear the name May 9, 2018

Brown mentioned when referring to the Baron, and, amongst the few who know, disputes arise (like from many Australians) as to just who it was that really shot the German Ace down. Just recently, on April 21, 2018, a special tribute and exhibit was held upstairs in the Auditorium of the Carleton Place Town Hall to celebrate the 100th anniversary (on the exact date) of the Baron/Brown altercation. Individuals such as Robbie Probert, Jeff Maguire, Jerry Flynn and several others (who have done much through “The Roy Brown Society” to preserve and tell the “The Brown Story”) put on a tremendous presentation to honour their late hometown hero. Although reasonably well attended, the crowd seemed small for such an event of true national/international significance. Again; why? might wonder. Over the years, I have too been haunted by the Roy Brown Story. Beginning with a conversation I had with the late Carleton Place councilor, Reeve and Mayor, Brian Costello, back in 1984, and onto the present, Captain Brown tugs at my shirt sleeves from time to time still. Many times I have written about him, been involved with discussions about him, and been involved with efforts to promote his story. And, although there has been much success in obtaining national coverage in recent years, the matter still escapes the attention and imagination of the masses. It's kind of a mystery, really, when one thinks about

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it. Perhaps the town waited too long to tell the tale properly, and didn't capitalize on promoting it right after World War One, when the early days of (and amazement thereof) flight were still young. Another reason may come from Brown himself, (who he was, what he felt, what he represented). Because people wouldn't know that Brown himself was not impressed with the fact that he had killed Richthofen. No, not one bit at all. Rather he despised himself for it. For the rest of his life too. In personal letters written to his father, Brown “despised this thing called war and death”, and couldn't face “the refined look, blond hair and distinguished look of one I had killed.” For, to him, the Baron was a brother of the air, and one who deserved the greatest of respect. Not really an enemy at all, and, although Brown was just doing his duty, within himself that duty couldn't truly be justified within his own conscience, it would seem. Therefore, perhaps the folks in Carleton Place today might consider changing their tactics when it comes to promoting and celebrating the Roy Brown Legacy? Maybe, by focusing on the fact that Captain Roy Brown stood more for peace then he did for conflict, and promoting him and his story more along those lines, than for victory in battle and ensuing death. For Captain Roy Brown witnessed the true horrors of war, the utter waste of lives, the generations of damage and total insanity of it all. He tasted it all first hand and it destroyed him in many ways. Perhaps he wouldn't want us to celebrate his so called “victory” over the Baron, but rather that we would strive for (and, hopefully, one day achieve) a time when fighting and killing one another won't be necessary anymore. Maybe Roy Brown (if he wanted to be remembered for anything) would want to be remembered as one who stood for peace, potential, pursuit, the “Love of Life”, and all that is and could be. Perhaps Carleton Place could become known as a place that represents these Roy Brown sentiments. Maybe then the crowds that Carleton Place officials hope would come, will come, and all can celebrate what truly is worth celebrating.

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Local Guide chosen to represent on world stage girls her age from all over

by Hilary Thomson A local girl has been chosen by the Girl Guides of Canada to represent them on the world stage. Michelle Norlock is a 14-year-old Pathfinder from Eastons Corners who has been part of the Merrickville Guiding group for over ten years. This September, she will be one of 20 other Canadian Girl Guides going to a two-week worldwide guiding event in Sydney, Australia. To be considered for the trip, Michelle had to complete a lengthy application and get two references,

one from within her guiding group, and another from someone in the community. Michelle worked hard on her application, which was submitted late last year. It was just a few days before Christmas that Michelle’s mother, Peggy Norlock, got the email saying she had been one of the lucky applicants chosen to go on the trip. “I almost hit the floor,” she said. Michelle was extremely excited when she heard the news, as Australia has always been somewhere she wanted to visit. She has never been on an aeroplane, and is looking forward to the experience and to travelling with other

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Dear Editor, Merrickville’s military reenactment opens old wounds. Merrickville-Wolford Council, after defeating a request to hold a WWII re-enactment at its Fair Grounds, reconsidered (within a week) and decided to go ahead with this event, even after the objections of many of its taxpaying residents. This event will take place on the longweekend May 18-21, barely a month after the gruesome terrorist attack in Toronto. This is the same Council who promised me, when they came to my door four years ago, to govern with open card and would inform me of any future plans they would come up with, and seek our thoughts and feelings before any implementation. Well they didn’t. They let the community down. Having an event, such as this re-enactment, opens many

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old wounds for those who were born at a time when the secondary experiences of the horrors of the Second World War were evident. It is especially discriminatory to those of German descent. This re-enactment is strictly a commercialization and glorifications of a war that happened 73 years ago, played by people who barely know when it took place and what happened. It is unjustifiable to hear council’s rejection of Councillor Victor Suthren’s objection, who spoke against this re-enactment. Suthren’s objections were valid. Unfortunately, Council told him that he could not show what wartime was like in real life. I am 72 and learned every detail of the atrocities committed by both sides during this awful war that lasted five years. Every day, in school

Canada. There are three other girls from Ontario who have been chosen to go, and she hopes to get to know them a little before they all make the long trek to Sydney. The 15-day trip, called the “Sydney Jamboree”, will be jam packed with Girl Guide activities, including camping in the Sydney Olympic Park. Michelle says she is looking forward to the camping the most, as it is something that she has fallen in love with throughout her long career with the Guides. “I’ve camped all over the place,” she says. Half the cost of the trip is covered by the Girl Guides of Canada, the Girl Guides of Ontario pay a portion, some is paid for by Michelle’s family, and what is left will be raised through fundraising. The Municipality of Merrickville-Wolford has committed to giving Michelle $200 towards the trip, as well as Merrickville-Wolford pins to give out and trade with other girls. Michelle says she also has Ontario and Canadian pins to give out, supplied by MPP Steve Clark and MP Gord Brown.

To show their support, some of Michelle’s past Guide leaders are organizing a spaghetti dinner to help her raise money for the trip. The dinner will be held this Saturday, May 12, from 5pm-7pm at the Burritts Rapids Community Centre. The meal includes spaghetti, with meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, caesar salad, homemade desserts, coffee and tea. There will also be a silent auction to supplement the funds raised by the dinner itself. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children, and kids five and under eat for free. Michelle is very thankful for everything that being part of the Girl Guides has given her over the years. When she goes on the trip in September, she will be 15 and a Ranger, the oldest group in Guides. Michelle says that she is definitely planning on becoming a leader when she is old enough. “They’ve done so much for me,” she says, “It will be my way of giving back.”

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the recently published article, “Tensions run high surrounding CAO investigation.” As a citizen of this village for numerous years, I have seen many events transpire surrounding municipal operations, as well as day to day bureaucracy. That said, I have also seen many faces come and go from the spotlight of our Jewel of the Rideau. It is quite apparent that this quiet town has become a toxic environment for the staff that we employ to run it. Being in and out of the village office over the past few months, I have seen a change. Employees seem to be anxious, stressed and overburdened with additional responsibilities and duties that have fallen to them in the absence of numerous colleagues. If you mix in the

or at the home, we learned something. History should be taught and learned at school, not by playing war games by people with no experience of the past. I came to Canada, as a young Dutch emigrant, under a partnership agreement between the Canadian and Dutch governments, in the mid-60s. Many Dutch and German emigrants came here before me, during the fifties, to allow them to re-build their destroyed lives. This council is disconnected from the people it serves. They would not even respond to my emails (except for a brief response from the mayor). Council and I will have a second discussion on this topic when they come knocking on my door this Fall. William J. Langenberg – a Merrickville Resident 10

Broadway and Beyond concert in Merrickville

Get ready Merrickville! Broadway is coming to town! Merrickville Children and Adult Choirs will present their “Broadway and Beyond” concert on Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 pm at Merrickville United Church. The choirs will be joined by Rideau Voices, a vocal quartet. The concert features music from stage and screen, including favourite songs from A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. Susan Maconnachie, Choir Director, and Kathleen Howard, Accompanist, both multi-talented local musicians, have been working hard with the choirs to prepare for this evening of entertainment. “Merrickville is bursting with musical and vocal talent,” says Susan. “Once again, the kids and adults have worked hard, often trying new things out of their usual comfort zone, to bring to their village a fun, entertaining, and polished show. The choirs are raising funds to commission a new choral work which they will premiere at their Christmas concert”. Come out and support your local choirs. Admission is by donation. For more information, please contact Susan Maconnachie at

ever-dwelling presence of the current investigation; wherein these compounded responsibilities are likely inhibited by lengthy interviews, then you have created a breeding ground for pessimism and, in turn, said rumour mill. With this in mind, it is important to remember that, despite what may be said and what information may be floating around in the village, only the parties involved in any situation know the veracity of what transpired. Regardless of any amount of concealment or wooing that may be undertaken, the truth is the truth. I would just like to put forth an open thank you and show of support to the staff that have indeed persevered thus far through this difficult time in the village. It is apparent that, through the

appointment and relief of an interim this and a temporary that, there is a core group of individuals who have weathered the storm and managed to keep the village’s head above water. A message to these few individuals, I applaud you. Don’t think for a second that what you have done has gone unnoticed. You are amazing people. It is my hope that, when the dust has settled, these individuals are not only recognized, but rewarded for the contributions and sacrifices that they have made to and for this Village. R. C., Merrickville

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Merrickville-Wolford celebrates Communities in Bloom week by Hilary Thomson This week is Communities in Bloom week in Merrickville-Wolford, proclaimed by the municipal council at their last meeting. Communities in Bloom (CiB) week is spearheaded by the national CiB organization to recognize and celebrate the benefits derived from CiB and the countless volunteers who make communities involved great places to live. CiB has a long history in Merrickville-Wolford, having been dubbed Canada’s prettiest village and the “Jewel of the Rideau” by the organization in 1998. In 2016, after a long hiatus, several community members decided to revive CiB in the municipality and enter the competition once again. Last year, MerrickvilleWolford did very well, earning five blooms and bronze standing in the competition. Although they did not win the top spot in their category, they did earn an honourable mention for their multi-generational committee. This year, the committee has rebranded themselves as Merrickville-Wolford in Bloom and is spearheading a number of initiatives to help the Village get ready for judging in July. They have partnered with Scott’s Miracle Grow to run a best garden competition, and Home Hardware for the Canada’s Best Backyard competition. They will also be featuring a Garden of the Month in the North Grenville Times and

Merrickville Phoenix in June, July and August. Merrickville-Wolford in Bloom will be celebrating National Garden Day on June 16, putting a call out to all residents to help with planting throughout the municipality. They also plan on running gardening activities and workshops throughout Garden Days Week from June 16-24. Although a lot of focus will be on gardening over the next few months, Merrickville-Wolford in Bloom Chair, Christopher Scullino, stresses that the CiB competition is about more than just flowers. “It’s about quality of life,” he says. “Things like urban forestry, invasive species and heritage areas and promoting them.” Chris says Merrickville is unique because they are a UNESCO World Heritage site. They also have both urban and rural parts to the municipality, which is something that most municipalities of their size don’t offer. Not only will the judges be spending time strolling through the Village, they will also be visiting Eastons Corners and touring rural area. “We would love to have some people from Wolford on the committee, to let us know what they want to see,” Chris says. Doing well in the competition will do nothing but benefit the municipality. Tourism increased from 1998, when it gained recognition as Canada’s prettiest village, and there are people who base their Canadian travels around who has received the most

blooms. “It’s sometimes a deciding factor when people are deciding whether to move to a municipality,” Chris says. This year the committee is focusing a lot of community involvement by means of all the contests they are facilitating and general outreach. Their goal is for the CiB competition to be a community-wide initiative where everyone plays a role. “As we prepare for judging in the Communities in Bloom competition, we need the help of every business, every group, and every neighbour to ensure we do ourselves proud,” Chris says. The judges will be in Merrickville-Wolford for a tour on July 17,18 and 19. Merrickville-Wolford is competing in the 1,501-5,000 population category, along with Prescott, Ontario, Hanna, Alberta, and Madawaska Valley, Ontario. Judges in this category are retired teacher and horticulturalist Lorna McIlroy from Grand Prairie, Alberta and garden writer, Radio-Canada journalist, and published author, Gaétan Cheschênes from SaintBasile-le-Grand, Quebec. For more information on how you can participate, or to find out more about Merrickville-Wolford’s participation in Communities in Bloom, please contact MerrickvilleWolford in Bloom at communications@merrickvillecib. com or visit

Run Merrickville 2018

Photo by Kemp McMeekin MP Gord Brown and Warden Robin Jones By Chuck MacInnis Run Merrickville 2018 has come and gone and organizers were thrilled with the turnout, despite the heavy rain for the first half of the event. Race Director Lori Urquhart said the Run took on an international flavour this year with a runner from Ireland participating as a “virtual” runner. It is the first time the organizers have allowed virtual runners. “The goal of Run Merrickville is to encourage participation in a running and walking event open to all ages and levels of physical fitness, and we certainly achieved this,” Lori said. Almost 300 people registered for this year’s event, just shy of the 308 who signed up last year. The field was populated with eager runners and walkers of all ages. Gail Garland, as promised, completed the 10 km route in her wheel

Historical Society contributes to Merrickville-Wolford 225 by Michael Whittaker In contribution to Merrickville-Wolford 225 celebrations, the Merrickville and District Historical Society has lined up 15 events from May to September to commemorate our history and heritage in the broadest strokes. The MDHS kicks off the Society’s contribution to M-W 225 on Sunday, May 27, at 2 pm in the Merrickville Legion. Roger Stevens and William Merrick, the first Loyalists to bring their families to the Great Falls on the Rideau River, will be presented by Michael Whittaker. May 9, 2018

The following Sunday, June 3, Natasha Smoke Santiago is returning with her family of Haudenosaunee/ Mohawk dancers and storytellers. Their presentation will be in Blockhouse Park at 2 pm.. A rain location will be announced. We regret Ms. Smoke’s Saturday pottery workshop has been cancelled. Akwesasne historian, Darren Bonaparte, is bringing his wampum exhibit to the Blockhouse Museum the weekend of June 9-10. Wampum, made from purple and white shell beads, was used by Eastern Woodland

First Nations for ornamental, ceremonial, diplomatic, and commercial uses. Klee Wick, the name given to artist Emily Carr by First Nation people of the Pacific Coast early in the 20th century, is the subject of Merrickville writer, Laurie Carter’s, talk at 2 pm, Sunday, June 17, at the Merrickville Legion. Ms. Carter has authored two books about Emily Carr. The official season opening of the Blockhouse Museum is Saturday, June 23. The MDHS is awaiting confirmation that Les Voltigeurs

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chair! She said at the completion of the 5 km route last year she would do the 10 km route this year. Collette Durand, a returning participant three years in a row, once again completed the 2 km route with the aid of her walker. The people of Merrickville-Wolford came out in droves to support the run. There were over 100 volunteers manning barricades

and cheering stations, taking photographs, handing out water, or preparing food for the returning runners. Businesses and individuals came forward to provide financial assistance and services “in kind”, and even our federal, provincial and local politicians came out to wish the runners well and take part in the event. Sally MacInnis said, “the Run Merrickville organizing committee recognizes this event could not take place without the support of our volunteers and sponsors, and wants to thank each and every one of them for their enthusiastic assistance.” To see the enthusiasm with which Run Merrickville is received from volunteers and participants go to www., and select the ‘2018 Pictures’ tab. “We have booked for next year, so: Save the Date! Run Merrickville will be back Saturday April 27, 2019!” Lori said.

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Retired carpenter. I am an honest trustworthy and very good at what I do. Renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, home repair. Call George at 613-462-7637

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Eligible applicants must own a home within Leeds Grenville valued at $200,000 or less, have an income of $55,000 or less, and assets of $20,000 or less. Additional program eligibility criteria may apply. Eligible home repairs could include: heating systems; chimneys; doors or windows; foundations; roofs, walls, floors or ceilings; vents, louvers; electrical systems, plumbing; and septic systems, well water or well drilling.

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Eligible accessibility repairs could include: ramps; handrails; chair or bath lifts; height adjustment to countertops; and cues for doorbells/fire alarms. The Home Ownership Program The Homeownership Program provides down-payment assistance of up to 5 percent of the purchase price of a home to eligible first-time homebuyers in the form of a 20-year forgivable, interest-free loan.

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Both newly-constructed and resale properties are eligible. Applicants must be first-time homebuyers, at least 18 years old, have a combined gross household income of $84,000 or less, and have access to mortgage financing in order to qualify. The home must have a purchase price of $250,000 or less and be located within Leeds Grenville.

Dry and wrapped round bales of hay suitable for cattle. Jon 613-227-3650

SAILBOAT, 34 feet, 7 sails, universal m35 Motor 613.269.2889

1 new Nordic & rim 225/75/15 . $75.00. 613 258 6254

Pride Power Lift Recliner. Like new, used 7 months. $700.00 613-258-0935

New Beautiful-tone drywall primer sealer 18.9 liters $50.00. 613 269-3386

The Housing Allowance Program The Housing Allowance Program provides a housing subsidy directly to eligible renters to assist in maintaining their rental accommodations within Leeds Grenville. Applicants must be renting within Leeds Grenville, rent must be within established guidelines, and applicants must meet household income limits. Applications for these programs are accepted on a first-come, first-approved basis, subject to funding availability. Program fact sheets and application forms are available on our website at to apply for funding, or by phone at 613-342-3840, or 1-800-267-8146, ext. 2450. This program is made possible through the Investment in Affordable Housing Program in partnership with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

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Feb 26 at the Maycourt Hospice in Ottawa in his 92 year. Survived by his wife Bernice Whaley, son Brian, two granddaughters, Marie Henry, husband Mike,and Anne Patterson and Greg, two granddaughters Isabelle Henry and Mia Henry. Memorial Service, Oxford Mills United Church May 19, 11am Donations to O.M. Church or Cancer Society would be appreciated

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ACROSS 1. Foundations 6. Not barefoot 10. Baby buggy 14. Midday meal 15. Infiltrator 16. Fit 17. Genus of heath 18. Dogfish 19. Death notice 20. Rainproof 22. Kid 23. Doom 24. Worn away 26. Extent 30. Do it yourself 31. Henpeck 32. It ebbs and flows 33. Audition tape 35. Crawled

39. Lengthwise 41. Due 43. Untidy 44. Faucets 46. Buttocks 47. Dowel 49. Cook in hot oil 50. Sharpen 51. Flail 54. Sense 56. 60 minutes 57. Stretchability 63. Whacks 64. Checks 65. Tortilla chip 66. Chocolate cookie 67. Scrabble piece 68. Glacial ridge 69. Biblical garden 70. Poems 71. Verse

DOWN 1. Gusted 2. Emanation 3. Hissy fit 4. Behold, in old Rome 5. Pottery fragment 6. Most insincere 7. A word that sounds like another 8. Hodgepodge 9. Be unbearably loud 10. Picture 11. Fanatical 12. Akin 13. Doled out 21. Field of rice 25. Risqué 26. Flower stalk 27. A coniferous tree 28. Contributes 29. Reporter 34. Persecutes 36. River of Spain 37. Scheme 38. French for "Head" 40. Yeses 42. Heretofore (2 words) 45. Kind 48. A poor city district 51. Spasm 52. Stockpile 53. Indian monetary unit 55. A protective covering 58. Placed 59. Money 60. Yucky 61. Not us 62. Bygone era

COMMUNITY EVENTS May 9 Youngsters of Yore, 1:30 pm, Library Program Room. May Merrickville United Church Giant Book Sale. 20,000+ books for sale at bargain prices! Fri, May 4, 11, 18: 12-8 pm; Sat, May 5, 12, 19: 9-4 pm and Mon, May 21, 9-4 pm. Hard cover $2, Soft cover $1, Kids books .25 - $2, Bargain book benches: 5 books/$1. May 12 Community Garage Sale, 8 am to 12 noon, throughout the Oxford Mills Hamlet. Prepare your saleable items for a one day blitz. May 12 Gorgeous Grannies and Friends' Spring Plant and Bake Sale at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 6556 Prince of Wales Road, North Gower, 9 am until 12 noon. "Proceeds are used to support The Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers 2 Grandmothers Campaign, supporting women in sub-Saharan Africa." May 16 Kemptville Horticultural Society May meeting, 7:30 pm, at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church. Guest Speakers: Colleen O'Connell & David Cybulski from the Maitland Garden of Hope speaking about Garden Features. Plus: the Spring Garden Show. Everyone welcome.

Weekly and recurring events Mon

Kemptville Quilters Guild, 2nd Mon./mth at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Road 43, 7 pm. New members welcome. Kemptville Cancer Support Group, 3rd Mon/mth, St. John’s United Church, Prescott St., 2 pm. All welcome. For info call Ellen Vibert-Miller at 613-258-7778. Modern square dance club, Grenville Gremlins,7:30-10 pm, NG Municipal Centre. Newcomer Bridge-St John's United Church 12:15pm. Cost $5.00. All levels welcome. No partner needed. Info 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. Tues BNI Networking Group Breakfast, Grenville Mutual Insurance Building, 380 Colonnade Dr, 7- 8:30 am. Info: 613-918-0430. Bridge St. John’s United Church, 12:15 pm. Cost $5. All levels of bridge players welcome. Info, call 613-915-1464 or 613-806-4495. The Branch Artisans Guild, North Grenville Community Church, 2659 Concession Street every 3rd Tue/mth, 7 pm. New members welcomed! Wed NG Photography Club - 1st Wed./mth, 7-9 pm, at the Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Drive. See for info. Klub 67 Euchre every 2nd & 4th Wed/mth, 1:15 pm, St. John's United Church. Everyone welcome $5.00. Bingo- 1st & 3rd Wed/mth., Kemptville Legion, 1 pm. All welcome. New Horizon Club, Burritt`s Rapids Community Hall.. All adults 55 plus welcome to join. For info re programs and membership, call Janet 613-269-2737. Probus Club of North Grenville, 3rd Wed./mth. Everyone is welcome to join us at 9:30 am at St Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall for fellowship. Holy Cross Church monthly suppers, 1st Wed/mth. Adults $8, Children $5. All are welcomed. Thurs Bridge - St. John’s United Church, 6:15 pm. Cost $5. All levels of bridge players welcome. For more info, call 613-915-1464 or 613-896-4495. North Grenville Toastmasters - Meeting 1st & 3rd Thurs/mth., 7 pm at O’Farrell’s Financial Services, Cty Rd 44. Info, call 258-7665. NGPL Science and Technology Group meetings are held the 1st/Thurs/mth, 7-9 pm in the program room at the Library. Friendship Lunch held at St. John's United Church. Lunch is served at 11:30, Fri donations accepted but not expected. Everyone welcome. Twice The Fun Games (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) Game Night, 2nd and 4th Fri/mth, 6-10 pm. Bring your favourite game or borrow one from their library. Sat Kemptville Legion breakfast, 8 - 10 am 3rd Sat/mth, 100 Reuben Crescent. Adults $. 6, Children under 12 $3. All welcome. Euchre Tournament, 3rd Sat/mth. Registration 12-12:30 pm. Cost $10.00 Games start 12:30 pm at the Kemptville Legion, 100 Reuben Crescent, Refreshments available. Everyone Welcome. Sun Twice The Fun Games (200 Sanders St. Unit 103) “Organized Play” and "Learn to Play" events, 1-4 pm . No experience needed. Bingo, Kemptville Legion – Last Sun/mth, Doors open 6 pm, guaranteed $400 jackpot. Refreshments available. M,W,F Kemptville and Area Walking Group meet at Municipal Centre at 8 am. All welcome.

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Senior Times Let’s Connect… tickets and attended on the night - we could not have put on this event! I’m very excited to let you know that $10,200 was raised! These funds will go towards the over $55,000 Kemptville & District Home Support has to raise each year to continue to provide the quality programs and services in the community. Again, Thank You to all! Plans are underway for Seniors’ Month in June. The theme this year is: “Now’s the time to start something new”. As we age, it is often Several of North Grenville's leading ladies dancing up a storm a time when we feel that we have more time to ourselves, everything on track during Band Dance fundraiser. This by Susan Smith, Executive was a phenomenal efforts and the evening, then packing it as our families grow up and Director, Kemptville & could not have been accom- all up… quite the feat! Also, have their own lives. With District Home Support My toes may still be tap- plished without the group of thank you to the Knights of retirement, or even a secping from the lively tunes dedicated volunteers, headed Columbus for volunteering ond career, there is always played by ‘The Jivewires’ at by Evelyn Surrey. The hours to look after the bar – you something new to spark an Kemptville & District Home of work in planning, promot- continue to keep on giving interest – especially here in North Grenville and the surSupport’s second annual Big ing the event, set-up, keeping and making a difference. Many thanks to our main rounding area. There may be sponsors for the Big Band activities here at KDHSI that Dance: Kemptville Retire- are appealing; or what about ment Living; Grenville Mutu- volunteering? It is always fun al Insurance Company; Matt to get to know people while Felker of O’Farrell Finan- helping out in a variety of arcial; North Grenville Times; eas. Please stop by and have a and Erick LePors, Dial A look around the Centre – you Chef. Without these sponsors, may find ‘something new’ along with Walker & Associ- to start. Mark your calendars ates; Equinelle Pharmasave; Allister Brown; Jansen Law; on Tuesday June 12, for the numerous businesses that Kemptville & District Home Paul A. Jansen, BA, LLB. Rachel S. Jansen, B.Comm., J.D. donated items to the event Support’s Annual Seniors’ 215 Van Buren Street, Kemptville 613.258.7462 and the silent auction; and to BBQ/Picnic, held at beautiful all of those who purchased Maplewood Park in Oxford Real Estate - Wills & Estates - Family Law - Corporate Mills. It is so wonderful that the Kemptville Lions Club will be providing the BBQ once again this year. This is a FREE event for area seniors. If you are interested in attending, please call the office to let us know, so that we can plan for the correct amount of food. And, if anyone needs a drive, just let us know and we can arrange this for you. Please bring your lawn chairs to relax under the trees, and listen to music, enjoying the company of others. This past weekend was so relaxing, with great weather and time spent outside with my family. The daffodils held up surprisingly well to the wind Friday night and look like a soft blanket of sunshine! William Wordsworth, in ‘The Daffodils’ wrote, “… And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.” Until next time, Susan.

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Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute News Submitted by Jeanne Lambert The March meeting of the Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute was held in the home of member Susan Jenkins, with co-host Jillian Wainwright. Both are curators for the Tweedsmuir History collection and this meeting focused on members sharing their strongest memory of the Ice Storm in 1998. Several members were not living in the area at the time, but were able to share their memories of the effect of this natural disaster upon them. Local members recalled the shelter, the house fire in the village, the volunteers from around the region who helped out, and the dramatic impact as the power came back on day by day, house by house, around the village. Photos of the time were also shared. The goal of the meeting was to add members’ personal stories of the historic event to our history books. The April meeting of the Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute was held in the community hall and included our Annual General Meeting. New Executive positions were arranged and reports were presented to be forwarded to the District. Report of the financial success of the community fundraiser was shared with members. The Bishop’s Mills Community Association and the BMWI collaborated for the event, and there was a full house to enjoy the local musicians and the snack foods prepared by the WI members. Plans for the Leeds and Grenville District Annual Meeting were also discussed. This year, many members will be attending the event in Addison, with members from all across the county to wrap up the year’s activities and enjoy a guest speaker in the afternoon. The May meeting will be held in the community hall on May 10 at 7:15 pm. The Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute has been involved in the community since 1985, including documenting the history of the village and encouraging positive change. The Institute holds monthly meetings, and welcomes new members interested in meeting their neighbours and getting involved in their community. For information about attending local meetings, please contact President Sheryl McKim 613-926-2472, or Jeanne Lambert at If you are interested in finding out more about WI, see the Provincial organization’s website:

Residents take action on Bennett Road

Residents around Bennett and Boundary Road have had enough of people using their quiet roads as unofficial garbage dumps. Neighbours in the area have picked up at least a trailer full of garbage on a half kilometre stretch of Bennett and Boundary over a week ago. Finally tired of the garbage tossed along the side of the road, the neighbourhood took action and posted this sign. Sadly, this is not a problem confined to that part of the municipality: apparently, some people are too cheap to buy a bag tag for $1.75 and prefer to dump their garbage on other peoples’ roads and ditches. Despite what the sign says, these garbage owners are giving pigs a bad name.

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May is Foot Health Month! Our feet are probably one of the most neglected parts of our body – until they develop a problem that is! As the saying goes, “When your feet hurt, you hurt all over! I hear this from my patients every day” says Melanie Atkinson, Chiropodist and founder of Body and Sole Foot Care Clinic. Body and Sole Foot is celebrating 7 years of “Saving Soles” as a One-Stop Foot Care Shop in Kemptville! Melanie Atkinson D.Pod.M , a graduate of the London School of Podiatry in U.K. and a resident of North Grenville for over 25 years, recognized that there was a gap in services in Kemptville. “In 2010, I was working primarily in Ottawa” Melanie tells us, “My patients were the impetus for opening a clinic in Kemptville. The Chiropodists who had been working in the area had either moved to Ottawa or passed away, and I had patients every day asking me why wouldn’t I open a clinic close to home so save them, and me, the drive to the city. They were right of course” she laughs, “I

have been able to fill a void here and shrink my carbon foot print! North Grenville’s growing population makes it an exciting place to work. I see a wide variety of patients with a full spectrum of foot conditions. My youngest patient is 8 months old and my oldest is 99!” Melanie began working part time in Kemptville in 2010. Body and Sole opened full time in March of 2011, and by July 2011, was able to support a second Foot Specialist. “I was very fortunate to have Brian Woo, D.Ch, a graduate of the Ontario Chiropody Program apply to work with me part time at Body and Sole”. Melanie goes on to explain that there are only two schools for Regulated Foot Specialists in Canada (one in Ontario and one in Quebec). Licenced Foot Specialists are known as Chiropodists or Podiatrists depending on which school they graduated from. Because of the small numbers graduating each year, foot doctors are few and far between. “Brian’s background in Diabetic wound care and Sports Medicine is a great asset to our clinic” says Melanie, “We are also delighted

to have found local talent for our support staff and Laser Therapist to round out our team”. To the question of what has made Body and Sole so successful, Melanie informs us, “There are many health professionals offering different aspects of care for feet and ankles, Chiropodists/Podiatrists are the only medical practitioners trained exclusively to diagnose, asses and treat all foot and ankle conditions. For example, a patient with a chronic back problem who cannot reach their feet to cut their nails, and needs foot orthotics to be comfortable standing and working in their job can receive all necessary care at Body and Sole. We can both prescribe and provide the patient with orthotics and accommodative footwear, saving them a trip to the doctor for the prescription. We can also provide hands on foot care for toe nail problems, corns, callus, warts and so on, and can do ingrown toenail removal surgery on site. I believe that we have a very caring, compassionate team at Body and Sole and most of our referrals come from the other medical clinics and

our past patients who have enjoyed their care here.” When asked how the clinic evolved over the last 7 years, Melanie tells us: “Since the clinic opened, Body and Sole has kept pace with technology advances in our profession. We have had Laser Therapy from the beginning, which has many applications in foot care. We are now also able to offer Radial Shock Wave Therapy for conditions such as chronic plantar fasciitis and Magnetic Bio-stimulation which can help with painful diabetic neuropathy and restless leg syndrome. Most recently, we are excited to announce that we have acquired a Lunula Laser -the latest advanced technology for fungal toe nails, which can be very difficult to resolve by other

methods”. As well as being a full service foot care clinic and having a comfortable inviting environment with friendly staff, Body and Sole Foot Care Clinic is ground floor, making it very accessible, and it has free parking. Patients of all ages can be treated at the clinic and most extended health insurance companies cover Chiropodist services.

Body and Sole is also registered to provide services to Veterans through VAC. In celebration of Foot Health Month, clients will receive a free pair of Foot Health Month Socks with every shoe purchase while stocks last. Body and Sole is located at 212 Van Buren Street in Kemptville. Tel: 613 258 5508.

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Kemptville 73's hold their import and prospect camp

Stoppers stood on their heads to keep their teams in the contest...... 73's veterans gave the young ice warriors a challenge to overcome

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by the sportsguy Saturday and Sunday saw a strong turnout of over 85 ice warriors, with some 73's veterans showing up, for five squads to display their talent and gain a spot on the 2018 2019 73's roster. The message was clear from management and on ice operations, that this would not be a walk in the park, as everyone's position was open for the taking; hard work all season, and the season starts now. After watching and visiting with the young challengers, it was clear that the message was delivered and understood. Everyone was focussed on being part of the all - star game to move closer to an invitation to 73's June camp. A very talented camp will make choices extremely difficult. Some excellent Bantam draft picks showed great promise for the future of Kemptville 73's. 73's ownership are primed to reach a play-off berth, with their on-ice operations Terry Nichols General Manager, Jeff Jordan, Head Coach, Glen Carley, Goalie Coach, and Scott Dexter as Assistant Coach, with Jason York making himself available. With a strong, positive start to the season and correct lineup it can and will happen . Plan to experience "Hockey with EDGE" of the best entertainment events for the entire family.

Grand Opening of Sacred Acres

by Laurie Bowen Nestled in North Augusta is a place that owner, Laurie Bowen, hopes will help transform lives. Laurie is the founder of Sacred Acres, an outpatient mental health and addiction facility for children, youth and their families which uses drama, art, music, writing and dance in therapy, as well as equine assisted psychotherapy with miniature horses. Having previous experience working as a social worker for CMHA and the local ACCESS Centres, Laurie started her own practice about 10 years ago. Her professional private practice includes many facets, as a social worker, psychotherapist, creative art therapist, laughter yoga leader, certified equine assisted psychotherapist, dramatic arts teacher and a trainer in Montessori methods for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In 2016, she was trained in EAGALA (www. She purchased three miniature horses last May, and started working with her first client, a 13-year-old with autism, in the summer of 2017. Her grand opening is happening on Saturday, May 26, to celebrate the arrival of the miniature horses one year ago. Ruby, Opal and Emerald are sisters who hail from Napanee, Ontario. “I am beyond excited to be doing this work - especially with the horses, because they are the counsellors; they are the mirror for the client’s life,” she said. “They are so intuitive that they feel what we are feeling and reflect it back to us in their behaviour.” Laurie provides her clients with sacred space to deal with the traumas in their lives. Sacred Acres also includes a beaver pond, and a river running through it, where she teaches mindfulness and meditation, prayer and communing with nature. Her aim is to grow her business and help to lead the charge of utilizing the creative arts and animals in therapy, in education and in health care settings. That includes turning to dance and music, writing, talking, connecting to nature and more, instead of solely relying on medications. In addition, Bowen also trains families and staff of Alzheimer's and dementia patients in the Montesorri Methods for Alzheimer's and Dementia and provides creative art experiences to families through her Arts For Life Program. The Grand Opening of Sacred Acres is happening as a Free Family Event on Sat. May 26, from 1- 4pm at 9313 Branch Rd. in North Augusta, Ontario. Lot’s of fun activities for the whole family. Come and meet the miniature horses and connect For more information, please visit Sacred Acres online at Laurie Bowen is currently accepting referrals for children and youth in her summer programs. Emergency Preparedness Week May 6 - May 12, 2018

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Kemptville in 1951

family, 3.1. Families with children, 215 (54.2%). Total households 481. Families maintaining own households, 367 (76.3%).” By 1965, the population had grown to 2,088. The housing situation also compares with today’s situation: “Construction presently meets demand. Sites are available with sewer and water. There are sufficient rental units. There is a town plan in effect... Zoning bylaws are awaiting approval”. In 1965, it was reported that: “New areas are being opened up, houses erected, with modern conveniences and roads are laid as quickly as possible.... back of the Anglican Church area, new roads are being

by David Shanahan Things have changed a lot in North Grenville over the past few decades, and it’s fascinating to take a close look at some of those changes in detail. Back in 1951, the Eastern Ontario Development Association published a brochure on communities in the region of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Their statistics on the Village of Kemptville, as it was then, make interesting reading. “Population: 1,555. 1951 census data: Males, 46.2%; Females, 53.8%; Roman Catholic, 10.7%; Protestant 84.7%. Total families, 397. Average persons per

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In Business Since 2002 The main employers in the village were The Borden Co., producing milk, with 40 employees, and Moore Business Forms, employing 25 people. (The Manager of Kemptville Creameries, Ltd., Lorne Reddick, later complained that his company, which employed 15 people, had not been included in the brochure.) There were 35 stores in Kemptville, and just one bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia. The general description of the village gives a social and cultural context to the report: “On Rideau River close to Rideau Lakes resort area. Good fishing and hunting. Lawn and indoor bowling, hockey, skating, golf course, tennis, movie house. Schools: Public 1, High, 1. Kemptville Agricultural School and diploma courses in Agriculture and Home Economics. Nearest hospital, Winchester 15 miles.” It points out that the nearest crossing point to the United States was a ferry operating out of Prescott, 29 miles away. Transportation infrastructure included the C.P.R. railway line between Prescott and Ottawa, and Highway 16, linking the same two destinations.

completed, and cosy homes built.” The working population made up just 29.4% of the residents, of which 74.8% were male. The wages paid may seem a little low, to put it mildly, compared to current minimum wages. “Median wage, $1,650 with 21.7% between $1,500 and $1,999 and 43.2% under $1,500. Median family head wage, $1,980 with 39.1% between $1,000 and $1,999 and 51.4% under $2,000. Good available labour supply.” However, costs were far lower then than they are today. Industrial development sites were available, with sewer and water services, from $1,00 to $2,00 per acre.



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Heritage In A Photograph

White alabaster baptismal font by Doug MacDonald For more than 70 years a small 21½ x 13½ cm photograph was displayed in the Vestry of St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville. This extremely rare and historic image of the interior of the May 9, 2018

1827 St. James was “presented (to St. James) by Mrs. Wm. Ernest Giffin August 16th 1946 in memory of William Wells Giffin member of the original St. James Church”. The photograph, from the

1860's or 1870's, is at least 150 years old, and the only known image of the interior of the first church in the area. Unfortunately time, sunlight, dirt, glue and acids have degraded the image. In addition, the photograph had been “touched up” by untrained hands that added badly applied lines and colour. Recently, the photograph was professionally cleaned, then scanned. A second scan removed stains and enhanced the image to reveal lost detail. Although still a ghostly image, details of the Chancel are clearer, and, in the centre foreground, now recognizable, is lay reader Robert Leslie (yes, that Robert Leslie), pioneer of the community and St. James. He stands beside a pedestal on which rests what appears to be a baptismal font. This confirms the history of the white alabaster baptismal font, initially from the old 1827 St. James and, after 1880, located in the present St. James. In 1893 it

was presented to St. Paul’s, Beckett’s Landing, where it remained for more than twelve decades. When St. Paul’s was deconsecrated, the font was repatriated, repaired, polished and returned to St. James. Once again, as with the children of the pioneers of St. James and St. Paul’s, the sacrament of baptism may take place at the heritage font; most recently on April 8, 2018, for Oliver, son of Melissa and Justin Poirier, and on October 16, 2016 for Audrey, daughter of Tira and Robert Porter. The original photograph is in a zeolyte conservation sleeve in the St. James archives. A photo reproduction of the enhanced photograph has been placed in the period frame for display in the Vestry.


The North Grenville Times

The Voice of North Grenville

OPP looking for help regarding theft by Hilary Thomson A North Grenville resident fell victim to a serious theft while he was away in Florida this winter. The resident’s home, on McGahey Lane, just off River Road in North Grenville, was broken into during the night of February 12. On February 13, a neighbour noticed that the garage door was open and called the OPP, suspecting foul play, as he knew that his friend was away for the winter. Upon further investigation, it was found that just under $10,000 worth of automobile-specific tools and memorabilia were stolen

from the garage. The owner of the house is an antique car enthusiast and had a large collection of tools that he had used to work on many antique vehicles over almost 30 years. They were all standard tools, not metric, used specifically to work on old cars. His car memorabilia included a 2x8 vintage yellow and black tin sign that reads, “nine more payments and she’s mine”, a vintage model “A” red triangular fender badge that reads “four wheel brakes”, and some vintage red oil valve stem caps shaped like crowns. Because of the location of the house, on a private road out in the country, and

the specific nature of what was stolen, the OPP believe that this was a targeted theft. “People don’t go down there for the scenery,” says OPP Officer Cathy Lindsay, Community Services and Media Relations at the local OPP detachment. The resident had done his due diligence in locking up the house and getting a neighbour to check on the property every so often. The thief forced their way in through the front door and made their way into the garage, from where most of the items were taken. Cathy says this was not the only break-in reported in the area around that time.

Thefts were also reported on February 1, and February 10, along River Road. Another theft of a significant number of tools was reported on Benjamin Lane, near Boundary Road off County Road 43 towards Winchester. Cathy says it is important that people report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood right away. “People are sometimes afraid to bug us,” Cathy says. “You can bug us. We are working 24/7.” If anyone has information about the theft on McGahey Lane, or if you have seen any of the items in question, especially the rare tin signs mentioned above, please call A substantial cash reward will be given to the person who submits a tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

the Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit your tip online at www.tipsub-

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Issue 19 2018 May 9 NG Times