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Launch of school history exhibit a full house

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A happy crowd attend the opening at Geronimo The opening of the new exhibit on the old school houses of North Grenville at Geronimo Coffee House last Saturday was yet another example of the North Grenville Historical Society using their Archives to promote our local history. In a very productive and successful collaboration with the North Grenville Photography Club, the exhibit, which covers the period from 1823 until 1965, was arranged for the two societies by Doug Mac-

donald and Larry Loke. The opening night wine and cheese reception saw a full house at Geronimo, with Mayor David Gordon helping to unveil the displays. One of the sponsors of the event was the CIBC Kemptville branch, and the branch manager, Amanda Guerin, attended with her family. Amanda noted the importance of such an event for the downtown business community. She hoped the exhibit would bring many more people

photo courtesy Micheal Pacitto into the downtown during the Christmas season, and introduce them to places like the Geronimo Coffee House. Contemporary photographs of many of the old school houses, taken by members of the NG Photography Club, are displayed beside historic pictures and information about the schools and the boys, girls and teachers who attended them over so many decades. The historical material was drawn

from the holdings of the NG Archives, owned and managed by the Historical Society. This was the latest in a growing list of projects for which the holdings of the Archives have been used by the Historical Society to promote and publicise local history in the community. In the past year alone, the Society has put on displays at the Municipal Centre dealing with World continued on page 2

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continued from front page War I, the 125th Anniversary of the Salvation Army in Kemptville, and the old General Stores of NG’s hamlets. Material from the archives have been used in public talks in Kemptville and Ottawa, and permanent displays of historic photographs can be found at the Branch Restaurant. Exhibits were also put on for the Dandelion Festival,

Canada Day in Oxford Mills and last year’s Old Town Christmas event. A forthcoming project will involve setting up a World War I exhibit at the Armouries to mark the 100th anniversary of that cataclysmic conflict. This will be in conjunction with the Navy League of Canada. The high standard of the displays using archival

holdings has added a great deal to the cultural life of the municipality, and procedures are in place, and closely followed, to complete the reorganisation of the NG Archives in order to make our shared history more accessible to the public. Not at all bad, for a voluntary organisation. The School House exhibit continues until De-

cember 27 at Geronimo Coffee House, Prescott Street in Kemptville. Admission is free and it is open during regular Geronimo business hours. The two organising groups want to thank Heather Childs for providing such a great space, as well as the CIBC and NG Times for the support which has made the event possible.

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should trouble each and every one of us. “All that you could possibly want to eat.” The problem lies with the fact that many Canadians want very much to eat but often have to choose between purchasing food for their families or keeping the hydro on, or as is the case for some struggling single parents, food or daycare. Programs such as the Fill a Bag drive rely on the generosity which so often accompanies the approach of the Christmas season; some families in North Grenville rely on the food donated for subsistence. Without the devoted work of churches, schools and service groups, the food banks would be unable to support the increase in the number of clients they serve. The odd thing is that we do not have a food shortage here, which brings us to the second issue. “And more.” Food waste should be an all consuming issue for governments worldwide. It isn’t. Presently over 295 million people in the world are undernourished; approximately half of the population of the

by Beth Nicol “Once in royal David’s city, stood a lowly cattle shed, where a mother laid her baby in a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little child.” Cecil Frances Alexander What was once a celebration of the birth of Christ, a child most holy, born in humble circumstance, has become a celebration of excess. It is far more insidious than the rush to purchase presents; the choice to buy or not, each according to his or her own circumstance, is ours to make. Food, on the other hand, is basic to our survival. Putting it on ignore is not optional. Mouthwatering ads for desserts that delight; eyecatching displays of cookies in seasonally decorated boxes; tables overflowing with platters of meat and bowls filled with every vegetable combination imaginable. All that you could possibly want to eat and more; a weighty statement that is. There are two issues at play here which

food banks? In some places, this relationship has already been established; for the most part, it goes straight into the dumpster. Forward thinking community groups such as the “Giving Garden” are making a difference as they promote growing and sharing healthy home-grown foods. A change in our personal shopping habits can also have an impact on the reduction of food waste. Menu planning, shopping for fresh produce daily,or every second day ,and planning for ways to use leftovers can reduce your food bill as well. There is another food waster. The dreaded, “expiry” or “best before” date. The regulations are interesting and in some ways misleading. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency points out on its website that the “best before” date only applies to the quality of a food’s flavour and freshness. The dates refer to a food’s freshness, not to its safety. The only products on which the CFIA requires an “expiration date” are infant formula, meal replacements and nutritional supplements

North American continent is morbidly obese. There is a connection. A government funded group called WRAP, the Waste and Resources Action Programme, published a report five years ago entitled, “The food we waste,” which documented the results of a study of the disposal of household garbage in thousands of British households. At that point in time, it was determined that an average of 70 kilograms of food was wasted annually by each and every citizen. That does not include the produce or past dated goods tossed out by grocery stores. I posit that a check on the composters and trash cans of Canadians would show similar results. A visit to your local food bank will show that the majority of supplies available are non-perishable food items. This is a polite way of saying box upon box of processed foods; very necessary, very practical, very fattening. Think back to the produce department of your local grocers. Is there a way to connect produce that is close to shelf life and the

Cutting corners and stopping on roundabouts (traffic islands) makes (car) ends meet Dear Editor: It has become very dangerously evident that many drivers in this area do not have any regard for their own, or other road users’ safety when they negotiate left hand turns, particularly those at “T” junctions. These should be regarded as 90 degree (right angled) turns and not, as seems to be the common practice, any other angle considerably less than that, such that they nearly take off the nose of any car coming up to the same junction from a different direction! This happens because they are making their turn too soon, too fast! Particularly bad for this is the “off set” one that crosses Clothier West (Cty Rd 18) at Hurd/Somerville. Drivers driving East/West, in either direction on Clothier West, making left turns tend to turn too early, usually at speed, hence having to cut the corners, to the fright of other drivers approaching the Hurd/Somerville junction!!

This junction is just one of the many in Kemptville that are negotiated in this way and there will soon be a fatal, near head-on, collision if drivers don’t take more care!! http://roundabout.region. flash.html I would like to bring to the public’s attention the above web site, which gives the correct instructions for using our roundabouts and the drivers signalling procedures, when using them. Many local drivers have, obviously, never seen it, or prefer not to acknowledge its existence, judging by their complete lack of signalling when negotiating them!! Why do roundabouts (traffic islands) instill such a lack of understanding of the basic rules of the road, the English language, and the paralysis of the turn signal/ indicator light finger. (the other one certainly seems to

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work OK!). “YIELD” means that you yield ( give way / let go / let pass by) cars from the left, which means that once you are on the roundabout people should yield to you, because you are the one coming from their left. You never enter the roundabout and then stop to let someone from your right hand side pass in front of you! This is inviting a rear end collision and a lot of confusion all around! The idea of these islands/ roundabouts is to keep traffic moving!! A LWAY S u s e y o u r RIGHT turn signal to EXIT the roundabout EVEN if you are going straight on through it. This advises the on-coming drivers that you are not about to cross their path, so they can then enter the roundabout safely without having to stop i.e. they can keep moving. This is especially important when two lanes enter and exit the roundabout and you are legally using the lane

nearest to the centre circle. As well as advising the oncoming traffic, you are also advising an errant driver, who may have cut up beside you on the outside lane and who doesn’t want to exit right where you do!! (This can happen when travelling west from the Hwy 416 with two lanes entering the roundabout. If the driver on the inner centre lane decides, quite legally, to exit, then the driver in the outer lane should be made aware of this fact just in case he/she wants to carry on round to the next exit. Of course, if they are, they too should be signalling their intentions, for now they will be crossing the left lane of traffic to achieve this.) If you are making an immediate RIGHT turn off the roundabout, indicate that fact BEFORE you get to the roundabout. This advises the on-coming drivers that you are not about to cross their path, so they can then enter the roundabout safely

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due to the vitamin contents. Canned or packaged items have no need for “best before” dates; they don’t apply. Yet there they are in many cases. On unopened containers, a “best before” date does not equate to an “expiry date” and yet thousands of kilograms of waste each year can be credited to foods found to be a day or so past the suggested date stamped onto the box or plastic tub. The Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education offers a chart indicating the shelf life of opened and unopened foods kept in the refrigerator. On a global scale, the accumulated produce not sent to the trash will eventually find its way to world markets as the changes in purchasing patterns redirect where and how our excesses are used. Sounds simplistic? Check back to the opening verse of, “Once in Royal David’s City.” Sometimes paring back to the simple basics and re-examining our values and how we put them into practice is a necessity.

without having to stop i.e. they can keep moving, also following drivers can keep moving too, knowing that you are about to be out of their way. If you are making a LEFT turn by going around the island, use your LEFT indicator/turn signal BEFORE you enter the roundabout and then use your RIGHT one to exit it. This informs the drivers behind you of what you are doing, and the ones who are coming in from the right and also the approaching drivers that you are about to cross their path. i.e EVERYONE knows what is going on and NO GUESSING is required!! Having difficulty crossing busy traffic lanes to go West (left) on Hwy 43, between the traffic lights into the Shoppers Drugmart Pharmacy Mall and the next roundabout at McEwans Gas? If the answer is yes, then did you also know that U-TURNS can be safely negotiated, quite legally and safely, by using a roundabout/traffic island? Instead

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of “dicing with death” and dodging across the road, just turn right going East and proceed to the traffic island/ roundabout and activate your LEFT turn indicator, prior to getting there, and go all the way round to your exit, when you will be signalling RIGHT, as normal. Easily and safely done without any stress and the squealing of brakes! (Entry into Stinson’s, TSC etc is a lot more safely done this way and quicker too, on many occasions.) NB. Once the planned roadway improvements are made and a dividing barrier is in place between the two traffic lanes, this U-Turn practice will be the norm, because neither lane will be able to cross from one side to the other. Why not get into, or continue, the practice of using your car signals and the roundabouts, as they were designed, and have a more relaxing day as well!? Thank you for your attention and safe driving, Yours sincerely, John Baldwin,Kemptville.

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Clark stands up again for North Grenville residential hospice

Gord Brown applauds government action to crack down on cyberbullies

Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for LeedsGrenville applauded new legislation to help keep our communities safer by cracking down on cyberbullies. “Our Government is committed to helping ensure that our children are safe from online predators and from online exploitation,” said Brown. “We have an obligation to help put an end to harmful online harassment and exploitation.” The proposed legislation would: - ban the non-consensual distribution of intimate images

- empower the courts to order the removal of intimate images from the internet - permit the court to seize the computer, cell phone or electronic device used in the offence - provide reimbursement for victims - impose a maximum penalty of five years in prison While bullying has always been a concern, technology has given the bullies a worldwide audience to the humiliation and intimidation of their victims. These actions can destroy lives. Recent tragedies have helped show the seriousness of this crime, and our Conservative government is taking the necessary action to help prevent it. “Through this legislation, our government is sending the message that the bullying and sexual exploitation of our children is a crime and will not be tolerated,” added

Beth Donovan project ‘ready to move forward,’ MPP tells Minister

Brown. This proposed legislation builds on our government’s continued efforts to crack down on cyberbullies and help stop online threats. Through resources such as and our campaign, our government is providing Canadians with the tools necessary to help protect themselves and their families. At the same time, our government is funding the development of a number of school-based projects to educate kids on the dangers of bullying and help prevent it before it begins. “Canadians can count on our government to continue taking action to help keep our streets and communities safe,” said Brown. For more information on Bullying Awareness Week, please visit the website www.

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews has committed to personally looking into a proposal by North Grenville’s Beth Donovan Hospice for funding to create a longawaited residential hospice in the community. The minister’s commitment came during questioning by Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark at a recent meeting of the Standing Committee on Estimates at Queen’s Park. In pressing the minister for her support, Clark stressed, “I think our community has worked well with the LHIN. They’re ready to go. I want them to move forward … (Beth Donovan Hospice)

Frustrated taxpayers looking for action by David Shanahan The continuing story of animals getting loose in South Gower is being brought directly to Council by local residents on December 2. After repeated and failed attempts to have the By-law Officer, James Peterson, deal with the issue of large cattle roaming loose in neighbours’ gardens, and even on the highway, an appeal to Council has now been seen as the next logical step to take. For the past few years, local residents Doug Shirley and Vicky Stamison have been e-mailing and calling the By-law Officer and other municipal staff in an attempt to find a permanent solution to what they see as a potentially dangerous situation. Young children have come face to face with very large and intimidating Highland cattle, when inadequate electric wire has failed to stop the animals trespassing and running loose. It has often been the case that the there was, in fact, no current running through that fence. Three years ago, the owner of these animals, who had previously been banned from owning cattle after they were found neglected and starving on his property, agreed to sell the livestock. This never happened, and Nov. 27 2013

since then he has gradually become less and less able to cope with them. Although there is a law in place allowing the By-law Officer to have the cattle impounded and removed at the owner’s expense, this has not been done. The OPP have been contacted a number of times, and they have now promised to patrol the area regularly to check for cattle running loose on the highway. But, as Vicky Stamison says: “It would be in the OPP's best interest to have the municipality do their job, not to mention the colossal waste of money to have an officer drive by at some random moment to see if any cows are loose”. Further annoyance has been caused to the taxpayers when they tried to arrange to get on the agenda for Council in order to present the entire story to their elected representatives. In short, they were told that it would be a waste of their time, as Council would only pass the matter directly back to the By-Law Officer. Vicky and Doug are looking to the Council to actually pay attention to their concerns and do something about them, not simply pass the buck once again. Vicky is expecting something to be done: “I will be expecting the Bylaw Officer or his superior

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has always provided volunteer residential hospice and now wants to move to the next level of providing that 10-bed model, and they’ve worked quite closely with the Champlain (LHIN).” In her response at the October 29 committee meeting, Matthews told Clark, “I will happily do that. I will obviously look into that particular request, but there is no question in my mind that the hospices that are being built across this province are providing excellent care to people at the very end of their lives." W h i l e h e s a i d h e ’s pleased by Matthews’ interest, Clark emphasized what North Grenville needs now is funding to get the service up and running. “This residential hospice service has been a priority of mine from the moment I was first elected MPP,” said Clark. “I’ve championed it with every CEO of the Champlain LHIN who has held the

job and I wanted to use the opportunity at the Estimates Committee to speak directly to the minister.” Indeed, in his second ever Member’s Statement on April 12, 2010, Clark spoke about the late Beth Donovan, founder of the hospice which serves North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford and Elizabethtown-Kitley, and the 10-bed residential hospice project that was her passion. “It is my hope that Beth Donovan’s dream will soon become a reality,” Clark said in his statement. “Today, more than three years later, I still have that same hope. But we’re at the point where we need the ministry and the Champlain LHIN to turn that hope into action,” said Clark. “The hospice team has put together an outstanding business case and it is clear there is a need for this service in the rapidly growing community of North Grenville.”

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to be in attendance and be accountable to the Council about why nothing is being done to permanently put a stop to the cattle trespassing on Doug's property as per the Bylaw”. The matter is on the Council Agenda for the meeting of December 2. It is to be hoped that these citizens are received with respect and their concerns dealt with, not simply met with cliched expressions of sympathy.

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The wonderful gate that the North Grenville Municipality put up recently to detract people from going down to Deeks Quarry to dump their garbage was recently destroyed. This is our tax dollars working for our community and some idiot took it into his/her hands to destroy it for a joy ride. This gate is located on Scotchline Road West leading into Deek's Quarry.

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Major (Retired) Dee Brasseur captivates and motivates at Community Living North Grenville’s Ladies Night

by Beth Nicol Community Living North Grenville hosted a Ladies Night at the Kemptville Pentecostal Church on Thursday, November 21. This is the third year that Community Living has hosted this event; once again the evening was considered to be a resounding success. Local vendors set up displays that tantalized; medleys of seasonal music were performed by Crystal Craig. After a tale of Christmas past shared by Cathy Botham, tea and treats were served up by members of the Kemptville 73’s. The tables were a-glitter with gold packaged chocolate surprises. All in all, it was a setting perfect for a bit of relaxation, laughter and girl talk … until Major (Retired) Dee Brasseur hit centre stage. Down to earth, funny, intense and brutally honest, Dee took her audience by the hand and led them along the path she took to a successful career in the Ca-

nadian military. With slides to illustrate her points, she shared her recipe for success: having a vision, self knowledge, the willpower to overcome obstacles and high but achievable expectations. These will garner you results commensurate to the efforts you have expended. Or, in Dee’s words, “You have to be willing to do whatever you have to do to achieve that vision.” Dee’s desire to excel at her chosen career gave her the drive and determination to take on an organization which severely restricted options for female employees. As one of the two first female fighter pilots in the world, the first female flight instructor in the Canadian military and the first female Aircraft Accident Investigator, Dee has successfully met each of her goals. The intensity and levels of stress she has experienced along the way have had their impact on her health. She retired from the military suffering from PTSD. After

treatment, she returned to the military as a reservist with the hope of promoting change from within the system. The change she sought was improved funding for research, education and training, and treatment initiatives for PDST sufferers. When it became clear to her that her chances of success were about a million to one, she left and took up the cause on her own. A million numbered Challenge Coins produced by Rod McLeod, hand finished and beautifully designed are now for sale. The fifty dollars raised by the sale of each coin goes into a fund managed by Community Foundation of Ottawa. This will be used to fund PTSD treatment, research, education and family support. Now all Dee has to do to accomplish her next goal is to sell one million coins. For more information visit her website at: Community Living North Grenville supports adults and children with de-

velopmental intellectual disabilities and their families. Presently 110 individuals are able to take advantage of the variety of programs Community Living offers. Whether it is 24 hour residential care, after school programming, or learning to be a success as a volunteer or an employee, the focus of Community Living is inclusion for all. Founded forty-six years ago, it is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services as well as fundraising events such as Ladies Night and private donations. You can contact Community Living North Grenville at the Central Administration Office at 2830 County Road 43 or by phone at 613-2587177.

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This is the week to Fill Your Bag

by Beth Nicol The parking lot in front of the Salvation Army Christmas Distribution Centre on Sanders Street was busy on Sunday, November 24. Volunteer drivers and their teams arrived to collect their maps and the bags to drop off on the doorsteps of North Gren-

ville households. Business groups, youth groups, old and not so old; in they came ready to spend a cold afternoon going door to door. The planning and preparation done by volunteers at the North Grenville Community Church was evident as each team leader signed in, received a number and was given

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can be easily spotted from the road. At 1 pm, volunteers will retrace their routes, collecting the filled bags and dropping them off at the S.A. Christmas Distribution Centre. Grocery carts will be used to help unload the cars this year. Please, do the best that you can. Check your pantries or check the shelves at your grocery store on shopping day. Soups, pasta, canned fruit or vegetables, tooth paste, soap, cookies, crackers, boxes of pancake mix; the choices are endless. All will be put to good use. Christmas baskets which are traditionally distributed to those in need will be filled first; the remaining goods will help to stock the Food Bank shelves for the remaining winter months. Bottom line: Fill the Bags and set them out on the morning of Sunday, December 1. They will be picked up that afternoon. Together we can make this year’s Fill a Bag drive a success.

a corresponding bundle of bags. Attached to each bundle was a map indicating houses on a specific route. And away they went. Over the next week, North Grenville households are asked to fill the bag with canned/dry goods and household products. Next Sunday morning the bags should be put out on the porch or where they

Salvation Army officially opens their Kettle Campaign

by Beth Nicol On Friday, November 22, the Salvation Army and its Advisory Board members officially kicked off its annual fundraiser, the Kettle Campaign, at the North Grenville Municipal Center rink. Members of the Salvation Army Brass Band entertained with Christmas Carols as Mayor Dave Gordon, and Milfred Harper manned the kettle. The event was Nov. 27 2013

held for the hour prior to the Kemptville 73’s game against Smith Falls. For each of the five North Grenville kettle locations to be looked after for one day, a minimum of twenty-five volunteers are needed. That is one hundred and fifty volunteers for a week’s coverage. If you are willing and able to help lighten someone’s load, contact this link to the Salvation Army volunteer regis-

tration site. You can select your own location, day and time slot. Bring a friend. The registration site is: http://www. volunteer/SalvationArmyKemptville Click on the “Sign Up Now” link under the log-in graphic. Donations may also be made on line at http:// It is a secure site and also generates official government approved e-receipts.


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Many people seem to think that Jesus came into this world to teach us how to be good people. Even a lot of Christians think that being a Christian is all about being “nice”, or good, or going to church on Sundays. But if Jesus meant to be just that, another guru teaching us to love each other and not to be bad, then why the Cross? Why did he have to die? And be certain of this: his death was not an accident, not something that happened to him because of some bad men who felt threatened by his teaching. Jesus talked about what was going to happen to him for months before that “Good” Friday. In that last week before his arrest, he said: “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds...Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.” [John 12.23-24, 27, 32-33] He was even more explicit about being in control of events when he said: “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.” [John 10.17-18] So, if his death was the reason he was on earth, why was it necessary? The image of the grain of wheat explains it: his death was required in order to produce a harvest. As we saw last week, this world is fallen, broken, and the human race is separated from their Creator, from the very reason they exist in the first place. Because of a decision to be our own god and not submit to our Maker, or even acknowledge him as such, there is a vast gulf between us. God cannot, and will not, have a relationship with sinful people, because he is holy. These are two concepts


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that our society has largely rejected; we are not even sure of what they mean anymore. We are so used to an imperfect world, imperfect people, imperfection in every aspect of life, that we find it impossible to imagine a holy, perfect God. Worse than that, we find the idea of sin unacceptable. Everything is relative in our thinking: what is true for you is not necessarily true for me. We suspect people who see things as “black and white”; we preach relativism, not absolutes. But what do we mean when we say something is “good”, or “evil”? To what are we comparing things? What we are actually saying is that some thing are closer, or further away from what we know to be...what? Sin is the thing that stops us from understanding, knowing, or even being perfect, holy even. Paul explained it to the Roman Christians when he said: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.” [Romans 7.15-20] Given that basic flaw in our nature, it has proved impossible for us to cross that divide between ourselves and a holy and perfect God who we rejected and whose authority our very minds have renounced. But we belong

with God, we were made, designed to be in a relationship with him. Without that, we have no real peace, no real meaning, no foundation on which to build a life of purpose, no hope of the eternity we sense in our souls. So we replace that with false hope. We claim to believe that we are God’s children, that we are self-contained, capable of achieving meaning and purpose in a world we are told is an accidental combination of cells and proteins. We cannot be as good we know we want to be, or should be, so we settle for good enough. This position is one that has to be acknowledged, otherwise Jesus does not make sense. To be a Christian, it is required that we admit that we are in need of saving, in need of someone to close the gap that each of us sense, to whatever degree, between us and a holy God. We have to accept Jesus’ diagnosis of our ailment, our disease. But, if that were all, if we only had the disease, then we are in a very bad way indeed. But Christianity is Gospel, that is, Good News: because there is a cure for the disease. God created the human race out of love. He has not stopped loving us. In that love, he chose to be the cure for our disease. All through the Bible there are promises, pictures, hints, of what God intended to do to bring us back to him. Finally, John’s Gospel puts it clearly: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” [John 3.16-17] So what we think of Jesus and why he came is fundamental. Nice teacher, or Saviour: what do you think?

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The 73’s dropped both games this weekend

We got you covered! Jonathon Masters (5) and Matt Martin (30 cover Bears Neil Doef (19) and Taylor Henry (18) in front of Matt Couvrette (1) @rinkrat On Friday night, the visitors were the Nepean Raiders. Having played each other last week, both teams knew what they were in for. It started quickly as Kemptville scored 3:01 after the opening faceoff. A clearing pass from the 73's end was misplayed by the Raider goaltender and Dean Galasso used his quickness to recover the puck behind the Nepean net. After gaining control, he flipped it out front to Dylan Giberson who slapped it into the net behind the out of position

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goalie. Nepean then went on to score a power play goal to even the score. The Raiders took the lead after a turnover by the 73's in their own end that ended up in the back of their net. Before the end of the period, Kemptville got their own power play chance. David Higgs carried the puck into the Nepean end and sent it across the blue line to Brandon Cole. Cole and Giberson passed the puck back and forth several teams before Cole found Jesse Blais open in the left corner, Blais sent the pass to Giberson for the back door goal and his second of the game. In the second pe-

riod the Raiders were able to score one more on 73's goaltender, Matt Couvrette. There was no scoring in the third and Nepean stole the win. The 73's outshot the Raiders 39-25 but were unable to get another one passed the Nepean goaltender. Giberson picked up the second star of the game. On Sunday, the Smiths Falls Bears came to town to play the 73's. The Bears are one of the top three teams in the league and present a big challenge for the 73's. Again, Kemptville jumped out to a quick start as Erik Brown scored 1:51 into the game. After a clean face off


win by Olivier Chabot, Matt Martin recovered the puck and passed to his defense partner, Jonathon Masters. Master sent a nifty pass from the blue line to Brown on the left wing. Brown took it all the way into the Bears end and from the circle beat the goalie with a bad angle shot. The lead lasted almost three and a half minutes before the Bears tied it up. It remained tied at one until almost the end of the period. With four seconds left, Olivier Chabot won a faceoff in the Smiths Falls end and the puck came back to Quinn Carroll. Carroll fired a hard shot at the net and Brown was in front to hammer home the rebound. Kemptville had a 2-1 lead at the first intermission. The second period started and the wheels came off the 73's game. The Bears scored four times in the first five minutes of the frame to take a 5-2 lead. Kemptville coach, Peter Ambroziak, called a time out to try to settle down his team and also switched goalies. Jacob Lucier went in to replace Matt Couvrette. The strategy worked as the 73's got one back to make it 5-3. Quinn Wichers and Justin Haasbeek combined to dig the puck out of their own end and send Dylan Giberson on a breakaway. With two Bears trying to catch him, Giberson accelerated and beat the goaltender to capitalize on the play. When the third period got underway, Kemptville was only down by two, and getting that was within reach. But Smiths Falls had other plans. They were able to score twice in the latter half of the third and Kemptville was not. The Bears went on to win 7-3. Erik Brown picked up second star honours in the loss. The 73's play two away games this week. On Wednesday night, they travel to the Jim Durrell Complex in Ottawa to face the Junior Senators. Ottawa is currently in fourth place in the CCHL. The game is at 7:30. On Friday night, the team visits the Robert Hartley Sports Complex to tangle with the Hawkesbury Hawks. Then, on Sunday, the team returns home to have a rematch with the Junior Senators. Opening faceoff is at 2 pm at the Municipal Centre. Remember to support your 73s with the “Movember” campaign at team/1377513. You can do your part! Catch the Junior A fever! Hockey with edge!



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Friends of the Ferguson Forest AGM by Pat Babin The highlight of last Tuesday’s Friends of the Ferguson Forest AGM was the election of the following to the Executive Board; namely, Margaret Zebarth, Bill and Monica Wallace, Ivan Russell, Jane Hunt, Liza Duhaime, and Peter Bunn. Outgoing Chair, Katherine Church, orchestrated the business meeting with panache and was

thanked by Peter Bunn, secretary, for a job well done during the last decade. Peter also thanked the outgoing Board members: Jim Beckett, Trevor Buck, and Katherine Church, three long-time members of the Board. A total of 108 residents are now active members, according to Ivan Russell, membership chair. A new display board in fabric art, created by Colleen Morris-Wilson,

was unveiled by Jane Hunt. A masterpiece! The business meeting was followed by guest speaker, Jim Moran, who provided the audience with excerpts from his exciting book, The Sentinel – A Wildfire Story. Refreshments were prepared and served by Jean Kilfoyle and Roberta Russell. Meeting was held at the Norenberg Building.

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I was out for a quiet stroll enjoying the fall colors noticing how most of the leaves had fallen leaving this beautiful blanket of color on the ground. A pleasant view, insulating the earth that will all too soon be covered with another blanket called snow. Taken with my Canon 6D with a 17mm-40mm lens.

A Holiday Train and a fantastic concert in support of local food banks

Once again the spectacular Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is stopping in Merrickville to host a fantastic concert and to support our local food banks. The amazing Holiday Train will stop at the East Broadway & County Road 2 tracks at 5:45 pm on Wednesday November 27 for about one hour. This year, we are thrilled to have two of Canada’s best recording artists and singer songwriters on the train to entertain us! Jim Cuddy, a lead singer from Blue Rodeo and Juno award winner, and Melanie Doane will perform an exciting concert at the Merrickville stop! Hot chocolate will be provided and traditional Christmas carols will be played by local duet, Ballintra with flute, whistle and guitar beginning at about 4:30 pm.

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On November 17, 2013, Peter Gordon Sadler (aged 47 years) left this world peacefully, and "stepped out" to be with his Lord after a valiant fight for 17 months against Glioblastoma. His family and close friends were by his side. Loving husband to Linda (nee Fisher), cherished and devoted father to Nicholas, Timothy, and Caroline all at home. Survived by his parents Arthur and Phyllis Sadler (Brockville), brothers David (Betty), Stephen (Laura), Paul (Wendy) and sister Julia Salomon (Carl). Also survived by his in-laws, Robert (Bob) and Dianne Fisher of Addison, and David and Patricia Fisher. Fun loving uncle to Allison, Rebecca (Ian) and their son Gavin, Jeremy, Nicole, Jessica, Matthew, Mya, Corrin, and Jackson. With Pastors Ben Last and Michael Croteau officiating, a Celebration of Life was held at Southgate Community Church (Kemptville), Tuesday, November 26.

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Nov 27 Holiday Train and fantastic concert to support local food banks, Merrickville East Broadway & County Road 2 tracks at 5:45 pm. Entertainment and hot chocolate beginning at 4:30 pm. Nov 28 Youngsters of Yore, Kemptville Public Library, 1:30 pm. Guest speaker 28— Ann Campbell— Tales of her Travels. Nov 28 KYC Annual General M eeting (6:30 pm) and Open House Open House (4-6:30 pm), at the Kemptville Youth Centre. W e’d love to share our latest statistics showing how far we’ve come. Come in to see our building and be part of the Kemptville Youth Centre. Please RSVP Nov 29 M eeples Helping Peeples (Special Game Night) 7:30 to 11 pm at Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills. Come learn to play Blueprints, Z-Man Game's newest release or one of the other many family favourites like Agricola, Carcassonne and Tsuro. Door prizes provided byd Z-Man Games, Twice The Fun and Comfort by AJ's - Amission $3; Kids 12 and under $1 (proceeds to support the OMCA). Nov 30 Christmas Bazaar, St. James Anglican Church Saturday, 10 to 2 pm. Leslie Hall, Clothier Street, Kemptville. H ome Baking, Gifts, Lunch. Adults/$8 Children under 10/ $5. Nov 30 Old Town Christmas 10 to 4 pm - Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, an Artisan Market in the Old Fire Hall, fire barrels with hot dogs and s’mores, and roving carollers. Be sure to visit our North Pole! Nov 30 St. John’s United Church W hile browsing the bake table, candy corner and craft table, take time for coffee/tea and a muffin, served from 9-11 am. For those looking for an inviting warm lunch, Joyce and her crew will be serving up something wonderful from 11:30-1:30, accompanied by some festive caroling. A special welcome to the children to do some shopping in the Kids Korner where only they can shop and we'll even help with the wrapping and tagging. Nov 30 Lantern M aking W orkshop: 1 to 3pm at Maplewood Hall, Oxford Mills. This workshop is in preparation for the tree lighting ceremony in Oxford Mills, Dec 6. The paper lanterns made can be used at the tree lighting ceremony and through the Christmas holidays. Come join us and you will leave with your very own lantern. All supplies will be provided. For more info please email or call 258-6485. Dec 6,7 The North Grenville Concert Choir proudly presents Handel's "Messiah",7:30 pm at St. James Anglican Church accompanied by Ottawa's Divertimento Orchestra! Tickets $20 at Brewed Awakenings, at the door or cal613-258-9978. Come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas! Dec 6 A Country Christmas Remembered. The heritage village of Spencerville invites you to an old-time Christmas experience celebrating family entertainment, 'Breakfast with Santa', hearty country food and a community sense of fun. Travel by horse-drawn wagon as you enjoy the charming village, historic Mill, and special shopping for the whole family (including a childrens' shopping emporium!). For full details check the website A FAMILY Passport of $15. or a SINGLE Passport of $5. is your ticket to all events in the village, with the exception of the Turkey Dinner. Dec 8 The 7th Annual Breakfast with Santa takes place at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. There will be two sittings, one at 9 am and the other at 11 am. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Children under 2 get in free. All proceeds Weekly and recurring go to the North Grenville events Cooperative Preschool and Learning Centre. Dec 9 Sustainable North Grenville’s “Give North Grenville” Silent Auction. Join us Wed The - Meeting first Wednesday of every at the North BranchGrenville RestaurantPhotography & Texas GrillClub at 6:30 pm. Enjoy some friendly bidding, month at the Old Fire Hall, 25 Reuben Crescent. For more info see get some great ideas for spending your gift-giving dollars locally and support North Grenville’s entrepreneurs. 6:30 pm. BingoFirst and third Wednesday of the Kemptville Legion. Games start Dec 14 3rd Annual Christmas Showcase, Salemonth, & Cafe, 9.30-4.30 pm. Presented by at 1 pm. All welcome. Refreshments available. The Artsy FM Sister Chicks at the North Grenville Community Church, next to th Klub 67 Euchre every 2 nd & 4Door Wednesday of Admission. the month starting at 1:15 pm, Kemptville Hospital. Amazing Prize. Free St. John's United Church downstairs. Everyone welcome - $5. Vivian Howe 613258-2540. Probus Club of North Grenville every 3rd Wed. of the month with the exception of Dec., July and Aug. 9:30 am., St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall. New Members Welcome. The Branch Artisans Guild, North Grenville Community Church (downstairs), 2659 Concession Street every 3 rd Tues. 7 pm. New members welcomed! Thurs Bridge -St. John’s United Church, 6:45 pm. Cost $5, partner preferred but not necessary. For more info, contact Sandra at 613-258-2691. North Grenville Toastmasters - Meeting 1 st & 3 rd Thurs. of the month, 7 pm at O’Farrell’s Financial Services, Cty Rd 44. Info, call 258-7665. The French Connexion: Le quatrième jeudi du mois, venez nous joindre pour un souper et des conversations en français. Fri Friendship Lunch - Until Dec. 13. Leslie Hall, hosted by four churches of Kemptville and the Salvation Army, 11:30 am. Freewill offerings are gratefully accepted. Call 613-258-4804 for more information. Sat Games night, 6:30 pm, St. John's United Church. Fully accessible. Please call Barbara at 613-258-4526 for further details. M on North Grenville Cancer Support Group. Every 3rd Mon. of the month with exception of month of Dec., July and Aug., 2 pm, St. John's United Church. Anyone needing support is welcome to attend. M odern Square Dancing in Kemptville at NG District High School, 7-7:45 is free to all beginners. Casual attire! Info Shelley 258-0016 or email welcome. Tues BNI Networking Group Breakfast- Alumni Building, University of Guelph, 78:30am. Call 613-258-0553 for more information. Bridge- St. John’s United Church, 12:15 pm. Cost $3, partner preferred but not necessary. Info, contact Sandra at 613-258-2691. M others of Preschoolers Support Group-St.John’s United Church, 6:30-8 pm. W hether you’re a townie, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, specialneeds, single or married, MOPS is for you! For more information, call Angie Brown at 613-223-3979. M ,W,F Kemptville and Area Walking Group, Municipal Centre - Early birds: 8 am, others 8:30 am Contact: Eva 258-4487.

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New Ways in “Standing Up” at St. Michael’s A student/teacher written play and presentations complete the National Anti-Bullying Week. by Nathalie Morais National Anti-Bullying week started out with Bill Belsey going around school to school giving presentations. Now at St. Michael’s Catholic High School it has expanded to Pink Shirt Days, having one of their own students appear in a music video and student/teacher written play to expand the message. For Pink Shirt Days it is exactly what the name entails. Students and teachers come to school for that day wearing pink shirts to commemorate a movement that started out in Nova Scotia. What happened was a grade nine boy wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school and was beaten up because of his choice of shirt. Two grade 12 students heard about the event, decided to bring in 50 shirts for the next day and emailed classmates to get them on board for their idea. The next day there was a “sea

of pink” with hundreds of students wearing pink. At St. Michael’s, every last Wednesday of the month is Pink shirt day in support of ending bullying. The student who appeared in the music video with the artist “Classified” (Luke Boyd) is Rylan Baker, a grade 7 student. Rylan had been hired as an actor to be in Classified’s most recent video “3 foot tall” where he was portrayed as though he was 3 feet tall and a smaller version of Classified. Needless to say, with the song becoming a hit, Rylan Baker has become a star at our school and a symbol against bullying. Also since the end of last year, Elisabeth Friend, a grade 12 graduating student, and Mr. Michael Blouin have been working on a play called, very fittingly, “Bully”. “The plot is centered on a mix of teenagers in a high school and their different struggles dealing with bullying.” Elisabeth, when

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asked what the play was about, said “It varies from the perspective of the victim, to the bully, to the bystanders.” Mr. Blouin had several students last June present self written monologues to him as an assignment and he found they would make perfect characters in a play. “Having seen writing from me in the past, he asked me if I wanted to be a part of it, which of course I did, and we went on from there!” Elisabeth was clearly honored to be given this chance from one of her favourite teachers. “We really wanted to get a scope on how many people bullying even one person effects on many different levels.” The week finished off with assemblies on anti-bullying and morning readings with antibullying philosophies. It is a sight to see when there are so many students ready to do anything to stop injustice in their school and community.

Have you ever thought of checking out church, but felt too shy? Kemptville now has an opportunity for you to do so with "Messy Church" at St. John's United. Now "messy" is not an adjective most will associate with the solemnity and calm we usually expect to find in a church; but the title fits the relaxed, invigorating, and fun atmosphere at St. John's United on the afternoon of November 2. "Messy Church" is a program which offers people, especially families who are not church-goers, the opportunity to come and have fun doing crafts and other activities, sharing in music, a scripture story, and a meal. The idea began in England nine years ago, and has been growing around the world ever since. St. John's held its first "Messy Church" in the church basement. Over 40 people of all ages attended. The children enthusiasti-

cally moved from activity to activity: decorating fish cookies, fishing for apples, investigating with magnifying glasses, making soft-sponge pictures of a biblical theme, dressing in costumes for drama, playing "Fish", and doing crossword puzzles. Grown-ups participated in the activities too, simply wanting to take part in the fun or to help their children. In life, we don't often experience cross-generational activities - but "Messy

Church" works that way. Older and younger people of all ages acted like kids enjoying the moment together. St. John's, which is located at 400 Prescott St. in Kemptville, will hold its next "Messy Church" on Saturday, December 14, from 4 to 6 pm, with the theme being: "Celebrating The Nativity". Anyone wanting to participate needs only to show up, and bring their curiosity and willingness to jump in and have fun with others.

Bulk Barn offers support to the Alzheimer’s Society The owners of the Kemptville Bulk Barn franchise, Janet and Bill McAdam, present a cheque for $3771. to Leeds & Grenville Alzheimer Society Board Member, Marlyn Scharf. Looking on is staff member, Matt Rice. The number of in store donors was the highest of all the 200 Bulk Barn stores for the second consecutive year.

by Beth Nicol Kemptville Bulk Barn franchise owners, Bill and Janet McAdam, presented a cheque for $3771 to Leeds and Grenville Alzheimer’s Society board member, Marlyn Scharf on Thursday November 21. This represented the proceeds from the annual “Coffee Break” fundraiser. To add a bit more interest to the campaign, the names of all those donating $5 or more were put into a draw for a pair of first level tickets to a Senators’ game courtesy of Bill and Janet. Dinner and parking were included. The store went on to Nov. 27, 2013

match all donations made on the last day of the fundraiser. For the second consecutive year, the Kemptville Bulk Barn store had the highest number of donors out of over 200 participating Bulk Barn Franchises. The number of Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease has been steadily increasing as the population ages. The Alzheimer’s Society is working towards a nation-wide dementia plan that would focus on: funding for research; earlier diagnosis and intervention; integration of community; home and primary care; enhancing skills and training for those

working with dementia patients; and recognizing the needs of and giving support to caregivers. The Bulk Barn stores, coast to coast, have partici-

pated in Alzheimer’s Month fundraisers since 2005 raising over $1 300 000. All funds raised at store level stay in the community to support local programs. To the Bulk Barn organization and to the McAdams, on behalf of the Leeds and Grenville Alzheimer Society and those they serve, thank you.


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Pet contest winners 2013

Grammar Minute by Pat Babin

The most widely spoken language in the world is Mandarin Chinese with 880 million native speakers. English quiz: 1. What is the most commonly used letter? 2. The least used letter? 3. What is unique about the word almost? 4. Examples of palindrome sentences: a. A man, plan, a canal, Panama. b. Was it a rat I saw? c. Red rum, sir, is murder. Examine closely; why palindrome? 5. The only State with a one-syllable name? Answers: 1. e; 2. q; 3. all letters are in alphabetical order; 4. closer examination warranted; 5. Maine List three English words that begin with dw. The top eight misspelled words: Misspelled Definitely Broccoli Consensus Bureaucracy Indict Sacrilegious Unnecessary Three English words that begin with dw. dwindle, dwarf, dwelling, Dwight

Teghan and Trista Sargeant with Mojo collect their prize at Kemptville Animal Hospital

Owen Preston and Duke at PetValu with Steve Clark


The North Grenville Times

The Voice of North Grenville

CryoSauna arrives in Kemptville! Winter is fast approaching and it’s time to embrace the cold and its hidden medical benefits! Cryotherapy (cold therapy) is a common practice used by many health care professionals and athletes, and has probably been used to treat pain and swelling since the last ice age. In 1978, the Japanese developed the idea of whole body cryotherapy, and the idea spread to Europe for further evaluation and testing. This led us to an innovative technology proven to have positive effects on the human body in only 2-3 minutes. Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre is proud to announce the arrival of the Ottawa area’s very first CryoSauna! Entering a CryoSauna will expose your body to

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temperatures down to -150 degrees Celsius. This promotes a cooling process that lowers your skin temperature to approximately -1˚ C for a period of up to three minutes. During this time your body goes into “protection mode” and the blood in your extremities relocates to your core. Once you exit the chamber, the re-warming process begins where new, fresh oxygen and nutrient rich blood flows through your body. This is especially beneficial for any type of acute inflammation or chronic injury! Who would have thought getting into a freezer with minimal clothing would ever be beneficial? Cryosauna sessions will help rejuvenate your body, and allow it to restore you to your healthiest self! With greater athletic

capabilities, reduced pain, healthier skin, more energy throughout the day and better sleep at night, you will see why so many people are seizing the opportunity to speed up recovery time from injury and help age-related conditions. Although each treatment lasts just under 3 minutes, the effects of the CryoSauna continue working long after you walk out the door, allowing you to burn between 500-800 calories a session. From the moment your treatment starts, your body begins naturally healing itself. The CryoSauna boosts the effects of exercise, diet, Physiotherapy, Massage, Athletic Therapy and all kinds of therapeutic treatments. Results are achieved faster and last longer. You've got to see it to believe it.

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!! Call Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre at 613-258-7661


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