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Serving The Glebe, Alta Vista, Elmvale Acres, Mooney’s Bay and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 45

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SHAPING HISTORY A historic Old Ottawa South oak is getting a new lease on life at the hands of an area sculptor.

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LEGION ON THE MOVE Rising costs and a constantly evolving membership has forced the Strathcona Legion to start a ‘new life’ in a new home.

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FIRED UP FOR CAPITAL PRIDE Thousands of spectators along Wellington Street braved blustery conditions on Sunday, Aug. 28 to join those marching in the Capital Pride Parade, the event that caps the weeklong celebration of Ottawa’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Among the marchers was Mayor Jim Watson, who was perched on the Ottawa Public Health float taking aim at those lining the parade route. See page 13 for more photos from the parade.

City ignoring Lansdowne settlement: groups LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

JR. SENS SHAKEUP A wealth of goaltending and forward talent is set to breathe new life into the Ottawa Junior Senators following the loss of a pair of key veterans.

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Community groups are accusing the city of ignoring the deals it made with them in order to avoid a lengthy, costly battle at the Ontario Municipal Board. In April, the city came to a resolution with 11 of the 14 parties that brought appeals to the OMB. The city made a number of concessions that are part of the resolution, including: capping the number of residential units

at 280, removing three mid-rise apartment buildings along Holmwood Avenue, enshrining the urban park so that it cannot be developed, addressing traffic concerns and more. But now some of those groups that were part of the appeals are coming forward to say the city is ignoring those agreements. Glebe resident Catherine Caule is the latest in a series of OMB appellants who have come forward to say the city is ignoring the agreement is made with her to get her to drop her appeal.

Caule, who lives on Holmwood Avenue, said her major issue was making the public and city officials aware of the traffic impacts of the redevelopment. The OMB settlement included a traffic and parking study, but so far there has been only one community meeting, but no draft report was presented and the consultants didn’t ask for public input. Caule brought her concerns to the OMB in an official request to review the decision, but the board shot her down. See DEFENDS on page 5

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Remains of Old Ottawa South oak ready to set ‘sail’ Sculptor to turn remains of Brighton Beach icon into tribute to life’s many challenges EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

A local artist has begun a process of turning the stump of a dead Brighton Beach oak tree from Old Ottawa South into a work of art. David Fels is teaming up with the city and Carleton University to develop a sculpture from the historical oak, estimated to be nearly 300 years old. The sculptor’s mission is to turn the oak into a piece called Sailing Through Time, that will depict Carleton’s commitment to accessibility. “It is basically how we face our challenges as we go through life and the sculpture should personify that in the end,” said Fels. He said the sculpture will be a good memorial of the tree, a tribute to how long it survived and the beauty and history it brought to the neighbourhood. “It will be a combination of human (perseverance) and the tree’s perseverance through time,” said Fels. Using a chainsaw, chisels, knives, other specialized tools, Fels’s work began last week just days after the city gave up trying to save the tree, deemed it a public danger and ordered it chopped down. Fels preferred to remain silent on the

final appearance of the sculpture, saying he is still thinking about it himself. “It takes about three days of living with the piece to get the sense of how it moves, once I get the sense of that then I can work with it,” he said. Fels, a Westboro-based artist, said he has worked with trees for more than three decades, but this one particularly makes him a little nervous. “Working with any tree is an honour, but when the tree is more than 200 years old, it is an exceptional honour,” he said. “It is almost a dialogue that you have with the material and the older the tree, the richer the dialogue.” Carleton plans to unveil the sculpture on Oct. 27, during a ceremony to honour the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion tour. The event will also be used to unveil the READ Institute, intended to bring greater focus to disability issues by helping to develop policy, conduct applied research and provide a forum for collaborations with community groups and governments

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Artist David Fels has begun work on a sculpture from a piece of an oak tree that has lived in Old Ottawa South for nearly 300 years.

City considering addition of Gladstone Avenue O-Train stop Transit activists are encouraged that the city is looking at adding an O-Train stop at Gladstone Avenue. David Jeanes, president of Transport Action Canada, had asked city councillors to look at that possibility in June, when council voted to spend $59 million to expand the O-Train’s capacity and add passing tracks. That plan will increase the O-Train’s frequency from 15 minutes to eight minutes. The Gladstone stop was proposed in earlier plans for the O-Train, but it was never constructed. Now, Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs is taking heed of Jeanes’ request. She asked city staff to investigate the cost of including an additional stop at the location where construction will already be occuring in order to build the passing track. “If you’re doing all that construction and spending all that money, you should put in the planned Gladstone O-Train station,” Jeanes said, adding he was very encouraged by Hobbs’ inquiry to city staff. Specifically, Hobbs’ inquiry asks: “What funds would be necessary for a study to calculate the benefits and cost of constructing Gladstone Station as part of this project?” “It would be good to just know the cost

of it,” Hobbs said. “This would be a good time to do it.” That stop was planned to be located on the O-Train line on the south side of Gladstone Avenue, between Gladstone and Highway 417. It would provide access to both Gladstone, which has major bus routes, and Young Street south of the Queensway, Jeanes said. The Gladstone stop would be well-used, Jeanes said. It would serve such institutions as St. Anthony’s church and school, St. Anthony’s soccer club, the Adult High School, the Gladstone Theatre and the Preston Street strip of Little Italy. “It is greatly needed,” Jeanes said. “It was already known that it would contribute significantly to the ridership of the line. Now that they are adding that additional capacity… they should put that stop in.” Jeanes said the owners of the Preston Square building previously said they would be interested in contributing to the cost of building the station. He added that an O-Train station is a simple platform that only costs about $250,000 to build; however, an elevator would be required at the proposed Gladstone stop, which would add another million to that bill. The construction is planned for 2013, when the city was already intending to upgrade a bridge over the Rideau River, so there will be no interruption of O-Train service.

A very healthy improvement. IN 2003 BABIES WERE SCREENED FOR 2 DISEASES. NOW THEY’RE SCREENED FOR 28. Source: Ministry of Health, 2011.

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Strathcona Legion prepares for move to new home EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

It will be a bittersweet Saturday morning when Sept. 17 arrives, marking the day when a local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion moves into their new home at 1940 Bank St. The Strathcona branch is moving out of Old Ottawa East after selling its building at 99 Greenfield Ave., a location that officials said had outlived its usefulness. “We are going to start a new life, a new era and we hope to be much better off at the new location” said Dan O’Leary, president of the Strathcona branch. While the old location had been used by the branch for many years, current members said costs of maintenance and heating were rising sharply, making it less than suitable as the number of members began declining. “It is sad we are leaving, but we have to come to reality and are move on,” said O’Leary. The new location is in a small mall with plenty of parking and public transit nearby. “The new location is going to be much easier for members to get to, we have bus services

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Dan O’Leary, president of the Strathcona Royal Legion Branch, said the new facility provides a large hall that is available for community and individual functions as well as hosting legion events. right to the door, big parking lot, accessible to everyone with everything necessarily for the elderly,” he said. The Greenfield location was purchased by four members of the legion back in the early 1960s when they mortgaged their homes to pay for the building. At

that time, the legion was thriving, but the passing years have taken a toll on the membership. In later years, the mortgages were eventually paid off and the building became debt free. Strathcona Branch has been operating from that location ever since. Its draws members from

parts of Sandy Hill, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, Alta Vista, and South Keys/Greenboro. Membership in the branch reached its peak at around 300, but has declined as veterans of the two World Wars and Korea have passed on. Once they have well settled

in the new location, O’Leary said they will embark on an aggressive campaign of attracting more members to the legion. “We are going to have a notice in every mail box in the area welcoming and interesting everyone including non-veterans to join the legion,” he said. O’Leary said the branch will be introducing new programs that cater to the interests of today’s veterans. “We are lucky the new location offers more space for programming and entertainment,” he said. The new facility provides a large hall that is available for community and individual functions as well as legion events. “We will offer hall rentals for all different kind of parties,” said O’Leary. The official reopening of the branch will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include a ceremonial opening, dedication of the hall, speeches, act of remembrance and a ribbon cutting. For the rest of the day the branch will host an open house with entertainment, refreshments and snacks along with a display of Legion information.

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Appeal will cost city up to $200,000 LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

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Several Glebe residents and groups dropped appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board, but some say the city is now failing to honour the agreements that got them to bow out.

City defends committment to OMB agreements From IGNORING on page 1 “They said my request was an attempt to re-argue the points of the case,” Caule said. “It is really frustrating that this is an issue that … they didn’t seem to be fazed by at all.” A frustrated Caule said she feels like that request was her last resort in getting the city to live up to its agreement. “For me, I feel like it’s the end of the line,” Caule said. Caule said Frank Johnson and John Rive, two other OMB appellants, also filed inquiries about the same issue. Another group of residents from Holmwood echoed Caule’s concerns and added a few more issues of their own in a letter sent to the city on Aug. 24. In the letter, the group’s lawyer states: “Regrettably, a combination of recent developments and a lack of any positive steps by the city to implement the terms of the minutes (of settlement) leads our clients to the conclu-

sion that the city has failed to live up to its obligations in the minutes.” In addition to the traffic study, the Holmwood group listed concerns about the lack of public engagement in the design of some buildings, as well as concerns about increasing the amount of gross floor area available for retail uses. After being asked about the letter during an Aug. 25 council meeting, city lawyer Tim Marc said he was satisfied that the city is following its agreements. “Our view is that there is no substantial concern with respect to the items raised in the letter,” Marc said. The first to speak up was the Glebe Business Improvement Area, which hired lawyer Paul Webber to bring its concerns to city councillors at a recent meeting of the finance and economic development committee. Webber told councillors the city broke its promise to block fashion

retail stores from moving into Lansdowne, Webber charged, and Glebe businesses will fight the city if it tries to allow those types of stores on the site. But city lawyers say there is nothing in the wording of the agreement preventing apparel stores from moving into Lansdowne. “There are always going to be disagreements in interpretation,” Mayor Jim Watson said. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli, a lawyer, said he could find nothing in the language of the agreements and letters between the city and the BIA that would restrict certain types of stores. Egli said the documents “define the major themes” for the types of stores that will take up residence at Lansdowne, but it doesn’t explicitly exclude fashion or apparel stores. “I think that’s reading into the language something that’s not necessarily there,” Egli said.

Fighting an appeal of the Friends of Lansdowne legal decision will cost the city up to $200,000, city councillors heard the day after the public interest group gave notice of the appeal. “I’m not surprised,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We know going to the court of appeal is expensive.” City solicitor Rick O’Connor told councillors the appeal could cost between $100,000 and $200,000 just before council passed an updated financial plan and timeline for Lansdowne during an Aug. 25 meeting. That was one day after the Friends filed a six-page notice of appeal asking the court to overturn the decision that scrapped the Friends’ attempt to put a halt to the $300-million redevelopment partnership with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. There aren’t many residents – or councillors – on the Friends’ side, Watson said. “They have the right to appeal, but there is precious little support for them,” Watson said. Around the council horseshoe, the only two councillors opposing the Lansdowne project are Capital Coun. David

Chernushenko and Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes. “The public are very frustrated with the Friends of Lansdowne because this is costing them money,” Watson said. “Every dollar spent is a tax dollar. I’d love to have that $1.5 million to spend on other priorities,” he added, pointing to the amount the city has spent so far on fighting the Friends of Lansdowne legal battle. The Friends claim that Justice Charles Hackland “made a number of errors of fact and law” when he dismissed the Friends’ case on July 28. The Friends said Hackland took the group’s challenge as criticism of whether the city was wise to make its decision, instead of whether that decision was legal. The group also says the judge erred when he found the city acted in good faith, despite the lack of an independent assessment judging value for money. “Some of the issues we are raising have never been considered by the court of appeal before,” said Friends vice president Gordon Henderson in a statement. “This case will determine whether city councils in Ontario have virtual carte blanche to make policy decisions that contradict provincial statutes.” In a press release, the Friends state that a more detailed legal factum will be filed in court within a month. The group expects the appeal will be heard later this year or early next year.

Old Ottawa East claims ‘small victories’ in CDP changes Updated plan ditches ‘overly positive’ reference to Alta Vista corridor LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

The Old Ottawa East Community Association can list a couple of recent successes as the the neighbourhood’s community design plan gets city council’s seal of approval. A small change in wording about the planned Alta Vista Transportation Corridor expresses that the controversial road’s impact on Old Ottawa East might be negative.

“We have created a process that could avert those negative effects,” said Nick Masciantonio, president of the community association. “It’s on the books that the community still has this underlying feeling that it will have a negative impact.” The previous wording in the community design plan (CDP), which sets out how development will occur in Old Ottawa East for the next 20 years, painted a more “rosy picture” of the effects of the new road.

“It was overly positive,” Masciantonio said, adding that the final version of the CDP has a more realistic portrayal of the impact of that road. Preparations for construction of the Alta Vista corridor are slated to begin this year, and the project’s $65-million price tag and limited connections led many to dub it the “road to nowhere.” In Old Ottawa East, the concern is that future expansion of the corridor could cause backedup traffic to bleed into residential streets to avoid a bottleneck where the Queensway narrows to four lanes downtown. Another small change to the CDP ensures that new buildings

along Main Street (from Hawthorne Avenue to Clegg Street) will be set back two metres from the street, which will allow for wide sidewalks when the street is eventually rebuilt. The previous version of the CDP would have allowed buildings to be constructed right up to the road’s edge, Masciantonio said. In the residential area south of Clegg, the setback will increase to three metres. On Aug. 25, city council approved the sweeping plan, which includes an outline of what the Oblate and convent lands will look like as homes are built on the land.

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Part of the CDP includes plans for the redevelopment of the Oblate and convent lands, shown here.

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City crews will still pick up downtown garbage LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

City councillors questioned the wisdom of handing a downtown waste-collection contract to city workers during a meeting on Aug. 25. The city’s unionized workers have saved $4.8 million over the past four years by picking up residential waste in the downtown zone and council voted to continue with that plan for another six years, but not without significant debate. The deal will ensure the city has additional control over waste collection in the more complex downtown area, and the in-house contract will cost $5 million per year – about a million less than staff estimated a private company would cost. The fact the discussion about skipping the tendering process occurred during the same meeting as council’s approval of an updated plan for the sole-sourced Lansdowne Park redevelopment wasn’t lost on some councillors. Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume, Capital Coun. David Chernushenko and River Coun. Maria McRae pointed out that irony. McRae, who also heads the city’s environment committee, echoed other and

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City workers can better handle the complex challenges of waste collection, city councillors decided on Aug. 25. councillor’s concerns that council members didn’t have a chance to read the report until only a couple of days before the council meeting. Dixon Weir, the city’s manager of solid waste services, said the delay was due to

staff working out details with the city’s union, CUPE 503. Hume asked why the city is trying to take a different approach to waste-collection contracts this time around, when competitive bids have worked well in the

past. “Competition is good,” Hume said. “Is this really a labour relations issue and not a competition issue?” Some councillors, including downtown Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes and West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry supported the idea off the bat. But El-Chantiry said the city was managing to put a negative spin on its own “good-news story.” Part of the problem, according to El-Chantiry, is councillors’ concerns about the union’s $15,000 donation to the Friends of Lansdowne were making councillors testy towards the proposal. “There is an elephant in the room,” El-Chantiry said, referring to the large donation in support of a group that is trying to halt the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, a project all but two councillors approve of. In the end, more councillors got on board with the in-house contract, which Mayor Jim Watson supported. Hume tried unsuccessfully to have the issue delayed, and in the end, councillors supported the idea 15 to eight, with councillors Peter Clark, Rainer Bloess, Doug Thompson, Hume, Keith Egli, Allan Hubley, Stephen Blais and Scott Moffatt voting against the in-house contract.

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Two councillors have teamed up to prevent companies banned from doing business with the city from finding a loophole in that rule. Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley introduced a motion to strengthen the city’s rules governing suppliers that have been banned from doing business with the city because of previous poor performance. The councillors tackled the issue after learning that a company the city banned for poor performance was trying to “dodge the ban under the guise of newly created and mirrored corporate entity,” according to a press release. “We have an obligation that the taxpayer gets value for the money,” Desroches said.

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Suppliers can be banned if they show poor performance, don’t meet the standards or timelines set out in their contracts or if they are not responsive to the city’s requests. Neither councillor wanted to reveal which contractor or which projects were involved with the attempt to circumvent the ban. Hubley cited legal and privacy concerns, while Desroches said he didn’t have that level of detail about the matter, but he did say it was related to a construction contract outside his ward. According to a city report, any supplier attempting to circumvent the ban by bidding using a different company name would still be banned. But the report suggested council may want to clarify the definition of a “supplier” under the city’s purchasing bylaw, which is what Desroches and Hubley’s motion does. The city spends almost $1 billion each year on contracts, mostly for construction. Hubley said tightening up the wording is meant to discourage suppliers from trying to go around the ban. “I see this more as a deterrent than a punishment,” he said.

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Two hospices recieve funding boost EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

Doctors and nurses packed into a crowded room at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to hear about a major expansion happening at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. On Aug. 24, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced new funding for the Civic-based institute that will see it undergo a significant expansion. “To continue making progress, we want to support the great work you’re doing, so I’m pleased to announce that we’re expanding and renovating Cardiac Life Support Services,” McGuinty told the crowd, who were wearing red hearts on their uniforms. “It will help us ensure that people have what they need to stay healthy, and have greater access to services closer to home.” The expansion plans will include six new cardiac intensive care unit beds, an additional operating room and other improvements that are expected to help reduce wait times. It’s expected to start in 2014 and take five years to complete. McGuinty said the project still needs to go through the province’s tendering process, and that it was important to make the announcement even though there’s an election com-

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty visited the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Aug. 24 to announce funding for the institute, which is located at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus. ing up. McGuinty said health care is the top priority of many Ontarians, and the province’s surgical wait times have gone from being the longest in the country to the shortest. “It doesn’t matter where you’re from . . . how much money you have in the bank . . . if you’re sick, you’re one of ours,” McGuinty said. He also commended the heart institute’s staff for the job they do on a daily basis, and called the staff “heroes” to their patients. “You bring peace of mind to the families, and many more years for patients to enjoy,” McGuinty said. “You provide quality care, among the best in the country for what you do.” Carole Workman, chairwoman of the Ottawa Hospital board of directors, said the announcement will also affect the hospital, which has a part-

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OTTAWA THIS WEEK STAFF The Ontario Liberals are promising to re-introduce medical house calls that would offer patients suffering from mobility issues or severe illnesses with at-home care if they are re-elected when the province goes to the polls on Oct. 6. In a statement, Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi said house calls mean that seniors in Ottawa can see their family doctors and nurses in their own home and enjoy better health care. He added the program would make it easier for seniors to stay in their home and remain independent, and will help those caring for their parents or loved ones at home. The statement added the program would provide a range of services such as regular scheduled doctors’ house calls and home visits by nurses.

nership with the heart institute. She said increasing the number of operating and recovery rooms means patients will receive faster access to services. “Our physicians and nurses in the emergency departments will have an easier job managing patient flow,” Workman said. “This is a challenge for all of our hospitals as the population ages.” Dr. Wilbert Keon, chairman of the Champlain LHIN board of directors and founder of the heart institute, called the announcement “very meaningful” Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, said the project will play a key role in the Civic Hospital’s long-term redevelopment. “We are all proud of the work being done here, and the role the heart institute plays in the delivery of health care in our community,” said Naqvi.

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Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa Centre MPP announcing that the Hospice at May Court on Cameron Avenue would be receiving an extra $270,000 in funding a year. care and essential services to its patients and their families so rightly deserve. Since 1988, the May Court has provided end-of-life care in the final weeks of an illness as well as support for families at a ninebed facility. It also offers diversion, support and respite to patients and families, as well as access to care and assessment. The hospice’s home support program offers emotional support and practical help to patients facing a life-threatening illness and being cared for at home. The program allows caregivers to do errands or to rest knowing their family member is being cared for. In a statement, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews said the government is committed to investing in hospices so that Ontarians who cannot be cared for at home can live their final days in dignity and comfort.

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The provincial government has increased funding for two Ottawa hospices to better help families support loved ones in the last stages of their life. The Hospice at May Court and Rogers House will both receive additional funding to strengthen their nursing and personal support services for patients. Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa Centre MPP, made the announcement at the May Court hospice on Aug. 26. “Our government has made a point of ensuring we provide assistance to our hospices, like this one here, to ensure they have the resources available to them to provide the care and services they need,” said Naqvi, who announced that the May Court will receive an additional $270,000 annually, while the Rogers House will receive an extra $179,000 annually. Naqvi said both hospices play an important role in the delivery of end-of-life care in the Ottawa community. “This funding will help nurses and personal support workers continue to provide compassionate and essential services to families in Ottawa,” he added. The Hospice at May Court is a community-based organization that provides support and practical help for people and their families who are facing a life threatening illness. “This funding will provide stability and flexibility in our management of the residential stuff in ensuring we have the quality people that we need to provide the services that are required for our patients and families,” said David Hogberg, executive director of the May Court. He said the new funding will allow the hospice to better provide the compassionate

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raving the windy conditions along Wellington Street on Sunday, a significant contingent of people from the Ottawa Carleton District School Board took part in their first-ever Capital Pride Parade. They should be hailed for doing so. Having never marched in any of the previous 21 parades, the city’s public school board made up for years of absence as the group of around 50 purple-clad people made up one of the larger contingents at the entire event. Such a display was only just. Shortly after the school board marchers had passed, members of Ottawa Public Health, the police, fire department, paramedics and OC Transpo marched by. That the public board had for so long stood on the sidelines of an event celebrating what it means to be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or a transgender person in light of participation by other publicly funded organizations was a wrong that needed to be righted. Donna Blackburn, the openly gay school board trustee representing Barrhaven-Knoxdale-Merivale, led the group last weekend and summed

up the board’s decision to march in this year’s parade shortly after the news of their participation was released. “Participating in pride is a very public statement about our openness and how we want students and staff to feel,” she said. “The message I want to be very clear to all members of the board’s family, from students to the director of education to our support staff, is that everyone can participate.” Following the board’s display at the pride parade, the message appears to have come through very clearly. Some members of the public have suggested the board should concentrate on educating its students, but what better lesson to teach than showing that whether gay or straight, all students have equal value? Hopefully the hundreds, if not thousands, of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students taught by the public board will feel a bit better today, a bit more comfortable in the knowledge that the teachers and staff that work with them on a daily basis are in full support of the ideal of equality for all.

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ttawans sometimes fight the “government town” stereotype, the notion put out in some quarters that we live an artificial existence, sheltered from real-life concerns. “We’re not like that,” we say. “We have schools and stores and small business and churches and buses and all the stuff that other cities have. Our kids play soccer and our grownups play hockey in beer leagues just like you do.” When the hi-tech boom arrived in the ’90s, we were delighted. At last we could announce to the rest of the country that we had a private sector too. There was even a brief moment, glorious to some, when it was possible to say that tech was more important in our economy than government was. Obviously that didn’t last. It’s a government town again, no matter how much we claim otherwise. It’s a government town and a politics town and there are moments that illustrate the fact dramatically. One such was the death last week of Jack Layton. Outpourings of grief and respect happened all over Canada, especially in the Toronto area that Layton represented, but the Ottawa observance was unique to this city. Central Edition

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town On the day Layton’s death was announced, people streamed, in an unorganized way, to Parliament Hill, gathered and talked, sometimes to reporters and television cameras, sometimes to each other. They put flowers around the Centennial Flame. Despite no one telling them, it was is if they knew what to do and where to do it. This is the way a tribe behaves and our political community is a tribe, a much larger one that you would think at first. There are the politicians, the people who advise and work for them, the journalists, the lobbyists, the public servants who work with politicians, the think tank folks, the academics and many other categories that I will think of in a minute. Certain events are powerful enough to affect all of these people, all the members of the tribe, emotionally

and professionally. Jack Layton’s death is in this category. One of the first things they do is head for the Hill to talk to each other. The tribal bond is stronger than political bonds, so that for a time it doesn’t matter if people are Conservative or NDP. They are all thinking the same thoughts, mostly admiration for Layton’s courage and spirit. It is worth noting, in this respect, that the same admiration was coming from commentators in right-wing media, such as Sun News Network. That says something about the broad political consensus in this country, a consensus that is lacking in our neighbours to the south right now. The biggest tribal event in Ottawa in recent years was the death of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Thousands of people lined up for hours on Parliament Hill to pay their respects. They came from all over, both geographically and ideologically. I remember the random group I was standing in. There was a newspaper columnist, journalism student, a woman who once worked with Joe Clark, a pollster and a well-known actress. I’m guessing that maybe one of us voted Liberal. But we were all there. And because politics is the life blood of

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Events a sign Glebe still thriving: BIA EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

A new dance studio in the Glebe hopes to create a buzz and remind people how wonderful the area is even with the current ongoing reconstruction on Bank Street. Everybody Dance will open its doors to the public on Sept. 10 for a day of free dance lessons, fitness and fun. As Glebe business struggle to stay afloat, studio manager Melissa Marshall thinks the event will help bring more people in the area. “I truly believe that the Glebe is the heart of the city, and people need to remember all of us though these messy times,” said Marshall. Christine Leadman, executive director of the Glebe Business Improvement Area, said it is always good news to have new businesses in the area. “We are happy about that. It is a sign that Glebe is still a great place to do busy and to be,” said Leadman.

She added it is events like this that makes the public aware the neighbourhood is still accessible and that they can still visit the area and keep supporting their local businesses. She is hopeful that businesses will be in even better shape after the construction. Though starting a business in the Glebe at this time looks quite ambitious, Marshall said she is counting on the support of residents in the Glebe and its neighbours. “I hope they will stick with us through the tough times,” said Marshall. “We are doing this as a way of drawing more people into the Glebe.” She hopes the open house will be able to draw at least 500 people from all over the city. “It is a day for us to give back and contribute to the community,” said Marshall. “We are a small business, we don’t have a big budget, but if we can go out and create some fun and energy around the street then that is what we are going to do.”

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Matthew Halawnicki and Melinda Tombs demonstrating what the public should expect during the free dance sessions their studio is offering in the Glebe on Sept.10. Another event lined up for the same weekend in the neighbourhood is the called Glebe Streets, a celebration of talent, culture and community. Previously known as Glebe’s Got Flavour, the event will feature a skateboarding mini-ramp and street skate competitions, a BMX flatland display, bouncy castles and many musical acts by local artists.

The event will be held Friday, Sept 9th, from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. along Bank Street from Glebe to Fifth avenues. Though no business is earning what they did before construction, Leadman said most of them were pleased by the pace of the construction. “People are really impressed

that it is moving on very well,” said Leadman.She thinks the Glebe experience should be used as a concept for similar construction projects in the future. “They should be looking at doing it as quickly as possible, work with communities to ensure there is still accessibility to the businesses, residences and having mitigation measures in place,” she said.

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The arrival of the Ottawa Jr. Senators training camp brought with it both good news and bad. On the good side, head coach and general manager Peter Ambroziak was presented with a wealth of goaltending and forward talent with which to fill out the remaining spots on his roster for the new Central Canada Hockey League season. On the bad side, he learned in the days leading up to the start of camp on Friday, Aug. 26 that he’d lost one of his top two defenceman and may lose one of his best forwards. Blueliner Owen Werthner was invited to attend the Quebec Remparts camp, where the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League club offered him the chance to join the club, which he accepted. Meanwhile Dalen Hedges, a standout during his first season with the Jr. Sens, is mulling an offer to play in the United States Hockey League for the upcoming campaign. The news that he might lose both players came as a surprise to Ambroziak. “I found out about Hedges about two or three days before Werthner, so it was a tough week,” he said after watching his team defeat the Cumberland Grads 2-1 in overtime in an exhibition game at the Jim Durrell Complex on Sunday, Aug. 28. “But we wish them all the best. Owen has been doing fantastic in Quebec, and if Dalen decides to stay in the

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Cumberland Grads centre Ben Hartley, left, tries to corral Jr. Senators winger Joshua Hartley during Ottawa’s 2-1 overtime exhibition win on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Jim Durrell Complex. USHL, he’ll be successful there.” Ambroziak was upbeat about some of the younger players who were invited to the camp. After watching more than

60 players at a prospects camp back at the end of June, the Jr. Sens invited only 42 back for their pre-season camp to fill what the coach described as about five

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or six spots on the roster once returning players are accounted for. “I think we’re very strong goaltending-wise, we’ve got a lot of firepower up front,” Ambroziak said. “We don’t have the biggest forwards, so it’d be nice to add a little size.” He highlighted rookie defencemen Cullen Van Strien and Mathieu Desautels and forwards Joshua Hartley, Riley Hennigar and Benjamin Robillard as players expected to step in to fill the void left by the likes of Werthner and Hedges. The players are entering the new campaign with a sense of optimism, buoyed both by some of the new talent arriving at the club, as well as their early impressions of Ambroziak and his coaching staff. “There’s a big difference with the way the new coaches handle things,” said Jr. Senators defenceman and captain Liam Burtt. “They brought in some new trainers which have created more of a professional atmosphere and a lot of the boys are responding well to it.” A strong contingent of players who have at least a season under their belt in the CCHL puts the Jr. Senators in a strong position heading into the new season, according to Burtt. “Last year we were really young – I think we had 11 rookies, which was probably the most in the league,” he said. “This year we’re looking at a number close to five or six, so a lot of the guys have adjusted to the Jr. ‘A’ level and they know what it takes (to be successful).”

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Carleton University will have a new chancellor in November when businessman Charles Chi steps in to replace the outgoing Herb Gray who also served as former deputy prime minister. “Carleton’s board of governors is honoured that Mr. Chi has accepted our invitation to serve as chancellor,” said Gisele Samson-Verrault, chairwoman Carleton University board of governors, in a statement. “His presence will inspire our students, faculty and staff in a remarkable way. We will all greatly benefit from his wisdom, insight and entrepreneurial acumen.’’ Chi, 45, is an entrepreneur, innovator and venture investor currently based in California. He graduated from Carleton with a bachelor degree in engineering in 1988. University president Roseann O’Reilly Runte said Chi’s hard work, dedication and strategic thinking will inspire students to pursue their dreams through his example. Runte also paid tribute to Carleton’s current chancellor, Herb Gray, who served as deputy prime minister under Jean Chrétien. “I cannot think of a wiser, more gracious person than the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray,’’ Dr. Runte said in a statement. “He has dedicated his precious time to Carleton University, presiding over many convocations, guiding us through meetings with complex issues, listening to students, caring about the university community and making us all feel part of his family.”


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City bylaw stifles gay-rights mural LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

A plan to honour an equalrights rally was slightly marred by the city’s refusal to allow some text to be included in a mural. The public artwork was unveiled in advance of the 40th anniversary of the “We Demand” rally, the first public demonstration for gay civil rights in Canada. But organizers say a city bylaw prevented the mural at Bank and Gilmour streets from fully depicting the importance of the activists’ struggle. Citing a sign bylaw, the city asked that a placard depicted in the historic photo used as the mural’s inspiration be removed. That sign read “Homosexuals are human beings.” A painted “plaque” in the style of a historic information panel was also axed by the city because the two-paragraph text was too long, Crawford said.

The mural, which does include a large painting of a book with the phrase “We Demand: Canada’s first demonstration for civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons. Ottawa, August 28, 1971” still respects the struggle of those activists, said Glenn Crawford, chairman of the Village, a group dedicated to supporting the GLBTQ community and businesses in a queer-friendly area surrounding Bank Street, from Nepean to James streets. The artwork was unveiled during Capital Pride celebrations on Friday, Aug. 26. “It’s unfortunate that a bylaw can get in the way of an artistic process,” Crawford said, adding the text that remains on the mural was deemed “an exception” to the city’s policy. “Despite this process, it’s an honour and something we can take pride in.” The proposed mural was vetted through the city’s standard mural program review, said city

spokesperson Barre Campbell. “In order to conform with … the permanent signs on private property (bylaw) that states that no form of commercial advertising or public information or solicitation of any kind can be included in a mural, the initial proposed text was amended.” Campbell said in an email. Crawford said city staff was very accommodating, but the process was still “disheartening.” “Text is considered signage … this is public art. It’s not advertising,” he said. “If I felt that there was something integral missing, I wouldn’t have done it at all,” Crawford said, adding that he didn’t feel “at any time that our voice was stifled to that degree.” Crawford suggested the city should work on amending its bylaw to prevent other public art from having to be altered in the future. Charlie Hill, an equal rights

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Organizers said they won’t let the city’s changes to a new gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer rights mural at 367 Bank St. diminish the importance of the new Centretown monument. activist who is depicted in the mural, said he was “irritated – but nothing more than that,” at the city’s insistence on reducing the text in the mural. “The negotiations for any public artwork are complex,” he said. Consultations with other community stakeholders, including the building owner, members of the community and the city, also led to the size of a rainbow being reduced. Crawford said the mural isn’t

Photos by Matthew Jay

OTTAWA SHOWS ITS PRIDE Whether it was the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, pictured above, marching in its first ever Capital Pride Parade or the members of Toronto’s Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps, above right, more than 70 groups entertained thousands of spectators at the annual event that celebrates Ottawa’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Students from St. Paul University, below right, were also among the groups to march at the parade held on Sunday, Aug. 28.

meant to be a historic record of the protest, but rather, a modern artistic reinterpretation painted by young artists Dan Metcalfe and Robbie Lariviere from the nearby Fall Down Gallery. “It’s a modern interpretation,” Crawford said. “We’re honouring something from 40 years ago, but it is rooted in today. “It’s planting roots. It’s our community coming out of the closet,” Crawford said. “We’re becoming more visible.”


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TRIATHLETES REACH NATIONALS PODIUM Bytown Storm triathletes Joanna Brown and Tristan Woodfine both medaled at the Canadian junior triathlon championships two weekends ago in Victoria. Brown, still not in her top running form due to injury, placed second in the women’s field, while Woodfine was third in the men’s competition. Both athletes will represent Canada at the Sept. 7-11 world junior championships in Beijing. Rowers ready for world stage Ottawa Rowing Club members Cristy Nurse and David Blair have been selected to represent Canada at the 2011 world rowing championships Aug. 28-Sept. 4 in Slovenia. Earlier in August, Kate Goodfellow and Sarah Black were part of the Canadian under-23 women’s eight that won Canada’s first-ever world gold medal of that event in the Netherlands. PADDLERS TOP CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS The Rideau Canoe Club continued to rack up the honours this summer at the Canadian canoe-kayak sprint championships this past weekend in Welland, Ont. Gold medallists included Gabrielle Paull, Emily Raymond, Victoria Tuttle, Lucy Wainwright, Tommy Des Brisay, Tara Pahwa, Ian Acelvari, Cameron Marcus, Ian Mortimer, Ben Tardioli and Madeline Schmidt.

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pretty happy.” Tsunami athletes Adam and Torin Macfadyen also competed at the event, but did not place.

WRESTLER REACHES WORLD SEMI-FINAL Tsunami Academy’s Alejandra Paguaga produced the top Canadian result at the cadet world wrestling championships Aug. 21-28 in Hungary by placing fifth in the women’s 56-kilogram division. Paguaga beat U.S. and Polish opponents to advance to the semi-finals before losing to Japanese and Russian competitors. “She got a bit banged up, but is OK,” Tsunami coach Derek Kossatz notes in an e-mail. “We wanted more, but overall are

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Looking back, it didn’t appear to be the best conditions for success, but NepeanKanata Barracudas athlete Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson earned a bronze medal in the women’s 200-metre individual medley nonetheless at the world junior swimming championships in Lima, Peru. It was a very different setting than usual for the Barrhaven resident – an outdoor pool with temperatures around 15 C during Peru’s winter, a sick feeling in her stomach from travel-related illness, not to mention the stress of waiting for her first and only race on the fourth day of the sixday meet that wrapped up Aug. 21. “I was really nervous because it was building up each day,” Seltenreich-Hodgson recounts. “But by the time my race came, I was really ready to swim.” The John McCrae Secondary School student, who’s headed into Grade 11, didn’t swim her best in the preliminary heat, but still advanced through to the final where she put together a great bronze medal performance with a time of two minutes, 15.62 seconds. “To be honest, I was kind of in shock,” says Seltenreich-Hodgson, who entered the competition seeded 10th. “I went in really wanting to make a name for myself, and I really wanted a medal, but when it actually comes down to getting it, I didn’t really believe it at first. It was really exciting.” Seltenreich-Hodgson wasn’t the only local medallist at the event. Canada’s total haul of four gold, five silver and five bronze medals included Greater Ottawa Kingfish swimmer Tabitha Baumann’s second-place result as a member of the Canadian 4x200 metre freestyle relay team. “It was so awesome to see them raising the Canadian flag when we had someone on the podium,” says Seltenreich-Hodgson, whose race came sandwiched between a pair of Canadian gold medal performances. “That was the coolest thing ever.” Seltenreich-Hodgson, who hadn’t been farther than Oregon for any previous events, got to tour around Lima with her father for a few days after the competition, but was glad to be home after a tiring trip and looked forward to returning to her club with a new piece of hardware. “The coaches and members are all very excited about Erika’s accomplishments at worlds,” NKB head coach Scott Faithfull writes in an e-mail. “She is a great girl who has tons of determination.”


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CARPENTRY, REPAIRS, Rec Rooms, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates, 25 years experience. 613832-2540

www.taggart.ca MORTGAGES & LOANS

A DEBT SOLUTION. MONEY FOR ANY PURPOSE! DEBT CONSOLIDATION. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd mortgages, credit lines and loans up to 90% LTV. Self employed, mortgage or tax arrears. DON’T PAY FOR 1YR PROGRAM! #10171 ONTARIO-WIDE FINANCIAL CORP. CALL 1-888-307-7799. www.ontario-widefinancial.com FIREWOOD

ALL CLEAN, DRY, SPLIT HARDWOOD - READY TO BURN. $120/FACE CORD (tax incl.), (approx. 4’x8’x16”). reliable prompt free delivery to Nepean, Kanata, StittsMORTGAGES ville, Richmond, Mano& LOANS tick. 1/2 orders available $$MONEY$$ Consoli- 613-223-7974. date Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, CLEAN DRY SEABad credit OK! Better SONED hardwood, Option Mortgage (Hard Maple), cut and #10969 1-800-282- split. Free delivery. Kin1169 www.mortgage- dling available. Call ontario.com today 613-489-3705.

KANATA LEGION BINGO, Sundays, 1:00pm. 70 Hines Road. For info, 613592-5417. KANATA-HAZELDEAN LION’S CLUB BINGO. Dick Brule Community Centre, 170 Castlefrank Road, Kanata. Every Monday, 7:00pm.

WOMAN PAINTER

Quality paint, interior/ exterior. Wallpapering. Specializing in preparing houses for sale/rent. 14 years experience. Free estimates,

CERTIFIED MASON 10yrs exp., Chimney Repair & Restoration, cultured stone, parging, repointing. Brick, block Reasonable, References. Donna 613-489-0615 & stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. Work guaran- L J T FLOORING, ceteed. 613-250-0290. ramic and laminated, backsplashes, ceramic tub surrounds. 30 years in Ottawa area. Larry 613-277-0053 ARTICLES 4 SALE

**WORD AD COPY TAKEN BY PHONE IS NOT GUARANTEED FOR ACCURACY. For guaranteed wording please fax your word ad or email it to us.

ARTICLES 4 SALE

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866652-6837. www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

TOP DOLLAR we pay for used guitars, amplifiers, banjos, etc. No Hassle - we even pick up! Call Mill Music, Renfrew, toll free 1-877-484-8275 or local 613-432-4381

HUDSON’S SWEET CORN Now available at Smithvale Stable’s daily - 10:30am 6:30pm. 3664 Carling Ave. (Just West of Moody Drive). www.smithva lestables.ca 613-828-2499 LIKE NEW 5 x 8 trailer, removable box with barn doors. $900 firm. 613-433-3441

One twin antique bed with built in springs, no mattress, $100. Call 613-697-0496 Carp area

WHITE CEDAR LUMBER, Decking, fencing, all dimensions, rough or dressed. Timbers and V-joint also available. Call Tom at McCann’s Forest Products 613-628-6199 or 613-633-3911 www.cedartom.com

LOTS & LAND

2 - 1 ACRE WATERFRONT LOTS for sale, on the Big Rideau near Portland ON $149,900 and $249,900. 613-2722525

VACATION PROPERTIES

PLANNING A TRIP TO FLORIDA? Search from 100s of Florida’s top vacation rentals. All Regions of Florida from 2- to 8-bdrm homes. Condos, Villas, Pool Homes - we have them all!

PUBLIC NOTICE

**RECEIPTS FOR CLASSIFIED WORD ADS MUST BE REQUESTED AT THE TIME OF AD BOOKING**

SEND A LOAD to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-2564613

SERVICES

STITTSVILLE LEGION HALL, Main St, every Wed, 6:45 p.m.

**PLEASE BE ADVISED** There are NO refunds on Classified Advertising, however we are happy to offer a credit for future Classified Ads, valid for 1 year, under certain circumstances.

INTERIOR PAINTING Low rates, over 20 years experience. Free estimates. No deposit required. You pay for nothing until the job is finished. Fast, clean and reliable. Call John White at 613-979-8804 or 613-271-8804

ARTICLES 4 SALE

Call Messina Dumais 613.221.6220

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Find the way.

Purchase a classified ad for 1 week get 2nd for

100 Varley Lane ROOMS FOR RENT COUNTRY SETTING. Stittsville $500.00 all inclusive. 613-8801801

DRYWALL-INSTALLER TAPING & REPAIRS. Framing, electrical, full custom basement renovations. Installation & stippled ceiling repairs. 25 years experience. Workmanship guaranteed. Chris, 613-8395571 or 613-7247376

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SERVICES

Turning Up The Heat!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SOCIAL SKILLS CIRCLE Dyslexia/NLD/ASD/High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Monday, September 12th (every second Monday) 4:45pm to 6:45pm to December 5th. Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Social Skills Intervention, Structured Conversation, Cooperative Play, Outdoor/Indoor Team Based Challenges $240.00 per term (younger group) and $280.00 per term (older group) Please contact Susan Mancini and Caroline George at 613 882 3449 or 613 297 6656.

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PIANO LESSONS Music for fun or exam preparation. Adults and children welcome. Day and evening hours. 613-733-2569

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rates starting as low as $89/night 2003 Limited Edition Silver Anniversary YAMAHA ROAD STAR 13700 km, Very clean, only had 1 owner, never been dropped, terrific condition. Comes with back rest and saddle bags. $7600.

On your next Florida Vacation do not be satisfied with a hotel room when you can rent your own private Vacation home! S US SIIT TU V T VIIS A W T NO OW A N

Baby on route no more time to ride. Martin 613.424.2335

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IF YOU ARE EXPECTING OR HAVE A NEW BABY

Place Your Birth Announcement in your Community Newspaper (includes photo & 100 words) and receive your Welcome Wagon FREE information and GIFTS from local businesses. luded) c in x Please register on line at (ta www.havingababy.ca or call 1-866-283-7583

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CONSTRUCTION SITE PATROL OFFICER

O O NE NE C C OMPANY OMPANY

As an overnight Patrol Officer you will be responsible for ensuring a safe environment for Minto tenants, customers and employees by performing foot and mobile patrols of Minto construction sites, noting any deficiencies or damage to property, responding to service calls and alarms, issuing trespass notices and warnings as required.

ClubLink operates some of the most beautiful golf clubs in Canada.

Submit your resumes through; www.minto.com or fax to 613.782.2286 and start your Patrol Officer career today!

BILINGUAL Contract. Western Ottawa CRC. $43-$52 annually. Full job posting, see www.wocrc.ca. Send resume to: Fax 613-591-2501 or by e-mail info@wocrc.ca before September 16/11 @ 4.30 pm.

Full-time and part-time opportunities

Coordonnatrice sur place de la SAE/VFF

We’re hiring for:

Golf • Hospitality • Turf Locations in Kanata, Dunrobin, Cumberland, Gatineau and more. Go to www.clublink.ca for more details and to apply.

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Contrat BILINGUE. CRC d’Ottawa Ouest. 43 000$ 52 000$ par an. Emploi à plein temps, voir www.wocrc.ca. Envoyez votre curriculum vitae à l’adresse suivante : télécopieur : 613-591-2501 ou par courriel à info@wocrc.ca avant le 16 septembre 2011 à 16 h 30.

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CAREERS

Project Coordinator

CAREERS

for monitoring production status and actively expediting projects

HOUSES FOR SALE

Some electronics knowledge is an asset

We are an innovative leader in the newspaper industry and are currently seeking candidates to join our production team in the role of:

2ND PRESS PERSON Metroland -Ottawa Region a division of Metroland Media Group is looking for an experienced 2nd Press Person. The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience on Goss or Goss related equipment. JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible in the efficient operation of the printing units and maintenance to achieve a quality printed product.

Send responses to: ABSOPULSE Electronics Ltd. 110 Walgreen Road Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0 e-mail: marg@absopulse.com Fax: 613-836-7488 NO telephone calls please. CL25980

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

FORWARD RESUME BY JULY 28, 2011 TO : Dennis Girard Plant Manager, Ottawa Region Media Group 35 Opeongo Rd., Renfrew, ON K7V 2T2 Fax: 613-432-6689 email: dennis.girard@metroland.com Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please. All resumes will be kept on file for future consideration. CL25410

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Ottawa Heavy Civil Construction Company

Skilled Labourer Heavy construction labour. Grademan Set and check grades using GPS. Project Coordinator – Contract administration and project management. Surveyor GPS Field Layout. Heavy Duty Mechanic Shop and field repairs. Email resumes to mikebuch@goldiemohrltd.ca

Lovely country home on 7 private acres 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Lovely country home on 7 private acres. 5 bdrms, 2 baths. Double attached garage, workshop, 200 amp electrical. Energy efficient home, heating/hydro only $1,652 yr, solar hot water system, steel roof ‘08, windows ‘09, wood stove ‘10. Firewood from home’s own woodlot. Detached dble garage w/loft storage area, sep electrical panel. 20 min to Kanata, located just outside charming village of Munster. Elizabeth Stokely, Sales Representative, Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Brokerage Office: 613-236-5959, Direct: 613-369-5764 $465,000 Please Contact 613-369-5764 HOUSE CLEANING



POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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COMPETENCIES/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: • Must have a thorough working knowledge of press setup and layout • Must have a minimum 5 years Global or Goss community web press related experience • Able to work shifts • Must be a motivated self starter • Assist in maintaining and improving quality standards and production performance • Good record of punctuality and attendance. • To perform “due diligence” as prescribed by the Ministry of Labour in the Ontario Health & Safety Act and understanding all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook.

LOTS & LAND

580 acre treed wonderland. Stream, pond, several springs. Large home, barn, garage. Must be sold to settle estate. Gerry Hudson, Sales Rep. 1-613-4491668, Rideau Town & Country Realty Ltd Brokerage, 613-2735000.

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CAS/VAW On-site Coordinator

FALL HIRING

We’d like to talk to you about the exciting opportunities we have available.

Ontario Security Guard and Driver’s License are required, related experience is an asset.

Redeem this coupon at the Kanata Kourier-Standard Office Attention: Classified Department 80 Colonnade Rd N. Nepean, ON K2E7L2 Ph:(613) 224-3330 Fax: (613) 224-2265

Official Sponsor to Welcome Wagon Ottawa Region

HELP WANTED

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“WE CARE” about helping you keep your house clean. We know you work hard every day. I am here to assist you in keeping up on the homefront. References on demand. Call Beth Roberts 613-258-4950

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

DRIVERS WANTED Full-Time, Company vehicle available to transport people Mon. - Fri. in the Ottawa area. Email: rctrans@rogers.com Looking to fill a full time position for a bilingual DZ driver. Must have clean abstract. Must be able to start route very early. Please send resume WITH references to mlapensee@independentlinen.com NEEDED NOW-AZ DRIVERS & OWNER OPS-. Great career opportunities. We’re seeking professional, safetyminded Drivers and Owner Operators. Cross-Border and IntraCanada positions available. Call Celadon Canada, Kitchener. 1-800-332-0518 www.celado ncanada.com PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures from home. 100% Legit! Income is guaranteed! No experience required. Enroll Today! www.nationalworkers.com REACH Customer Service. Are you unemployed, not in school, and have an open availability to work 24 hrs/week Sundays thru’ Saturdays? Apply online www.good will.on.ca ROCK REQUIRES Heavy Duty Mechanics, experienced in hydraulic systems and CAT engines for work across Canada. Competitive wage and benefits. Resumes to: resume@rcmi.ca or fax 250-828-1948 WANTED FULL TIME LICENSED HAIRSTYLIST experienced with foils. Located in the West end of Ottawa. 613838-4957 Silhouette Hairstylist.

Job Posting Job Title: Permanent Full-Time District Service Representative Department: Circulation Department Location: Ottawa Job Summary: This is a challenging role that requires an enthusiastic and energetic individual who is a self starter with strong communication, organizational, computer and problem solving skills. Experience is not necessary as on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidate. Position Accountabilities: • A flair for dealing with customers in a patient and understanding manner • Excellent verbal & written communication skills • Detail oriented and highly organized • Ability to handle multiple demands and prioritize tasks • Address timely concerns in a timely and professional manner. • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his /her transportation • Previous customer experience an asset • Bilingualism in English and French an asset Competencies, Competencies: Action oriented, Drive for Results, Composure, Customer Focus, Creativity, Learning on the Fly, Time Management • Excellent attention to detail • Ability to build and develop effective relationships within the team and with carriers • Strong communication skills • Exceptional customer service skills • Solid organizational skills and time management skills with the ability to multi-task • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dead-line oriented environment What we can offer: • We offer competitive compensation package including mileage allowance • Comprehensive benefits package • We offer rewarding opportunities for development and advancement Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume and cover letter no later than September 20, 2011 to the attention of Janet Lucas at janet.lucas@metroland.com / Fax: 613-224-2265. No phone calls please and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CL24279

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HELP WANTED

Our wide variety of advertising can help you find the right type of advertisement for your business.

Whether it’s an ad, coupon, feature, flyer, or whatever your needs are, we are happy to help find what best suits your business. For More Information Call 1.877.298.8288 or Visit yourottawaregion.com

Your Metroland Media - Ottawa Region has got you covered.

Connecting People ...with people

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Office Manager The Office Manager performs and/or oversees a variety of associated managerial tasks such as corresponding with customers and suppliers, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. The ideal Candidate will have an upbeat attitude, exposure to managing in a small office environment and experience in facilities and rental services environment. Custodian Typical Duties: Dusting, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing floors. Carpet cleaning. Cleaning of washrooms. Removal of garbage. Snow and General ground maintenance. Skills: Ability to work independently in a fast paced, environment. Attention to details. Knowledge of chemicals and equipment related to profession. Required Qualifications: ‘G’ class drivers license along with a clean driving record. Minimum 3 years of building/company cleaning experience; Sound knowledge of all cleaning duties and responsibilities; Good interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

HELP WANTED

HOUSES FOR RENT

KANATA RENTAL TOWNHOMES 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 5 appliances and more, located in established area, on site management office, 323 Steeplechase Dr. (just off Stonehaven Dr) Kanata, K2M 2N6, call 613-592-0548 RENT TO OWN 3 BEDROOM, 3 bath and finished basement, 5 appliances, beautiful patio, ceramic entrance/ hardwood floors. All credit welcomed. 24 hours message 613627-3861

HOUSES FOR RENT

KANATA Available Immediately 3 bedroom townhouse, 1.5 baths, 2 appliances, unfinished basement, one parking spot. $1007 per month plus utilities.

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PERSONALS

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Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? We can help. Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups 613-860-3431

SERVERS

“Interest-Free Financing on New Appliances? Goodbye Dishpan Hands!” With15 newspapers and a circulation of over 310,000, we make it easy to get your message to your customers. Call today for more information and advertising rates.

WORLD CLASS DRUMMER (of Five Man Electrical Band) is now accepting students. Private lessons, limited enrollment, free consultation. Call Steve, 613831-5029. w w w. s t eve h o l l i n g worth.ca

for clubhouse restaurant

Fiddler’s Green Please contact our office at

HUNTING

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613-752-1234 or via email at reservations@ highlandsgolfclubs.com

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Metroland Media - Ottawa Region Call today for more information and advertising rates.

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Send resume to Fax 613-591-2501 or e-mail info@wocrc.ca before Sept 8/11 @ 4:30 pm

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Looking for

Interested candidates may submit their resumes to: OZ Optics 219 Westbrook Road, Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0 Attention: Human Resources or by fax to 613-831-2151 or by e-mail to hr@ozoptics.com For more information, visit www.ozoptics.com Or drop resume off at the OZ Optics Reception Desk

Homework Club (2 to 8 hrs wkly, 1 to 4 afternoons wkly) needed at Western Ottawa CRC. Plan and facilitate a homework club for students in grades 3 to 9. Min grade 11 required. Must be fluent in English. $12/hr. Full job posting, see www.wocrc.ca

BOOK YOUR AD NOW!

GUITAR INSTRUCTION; Professional, award-winning guitarist with over 45 years experience now accepting guitar & bass students. Beginner to advanced. Call Brian at 613-831-8990, Glen Cairn.

OZ Optics is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

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• Deliver Right In Your Own Neighbourhood • Papers Are Dropped Off At Your Door • Great Family Activity • No Collections • Thursday Deliveries

Call Today 613.221.6247 613 .221.6247 Or apply on-line at YourOttawaRegion.com

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LOOK ONLINE @ yourottawaregion.com

Perhaps you haven’t found the right company to “click” with or the right opportunity to really show what you can do. We may have a career for you as a member of our multimedia sales team.

Call Email

1.877.298.8288

Some of the things you’ll enjoy about working as part of the sales team at Metroland: • Being part of Metroland’s adventure in the online and offline world • Working in a fast paced innovative working environment • Advising clients on cutting edge technologies and industry trends • Becoming an expert in the Web, publishing, and delivery • Self-directed earnings potential

Business & Service Directory

classifieds@yourottawaregion.com

PERKINS

LANDSCAPING

DECKS • Custom Made Decks • Red Cedar, Pressure Treated and Composite Decks

In this position, you will be called upon to: • Identify and discuss advertising needs with prospective customers • Understand and promote METROLAND MEDIA products and services relevant to each new potential client acquisition • Design proposals for customers based on needs assessment • Maintain positive and effective customer relationships

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Requirements: • A can-do attitude with a drive for success • Good Internet skills • The desire to earn the income you want based on sales results • Excellent communication skills • Media experience is an asset, but not required. • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide his/her own transportation

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L.A. SICOLI MASONRY & RESTORATION Chimney Repairs ✭ Window sills ✭ Custom Stone Work Repointing ✭ Parging ✭ Interlocking Stone Flagstone ✭ New Construction ✭ Stone Foundation Wall Repairs FREE Estimates Luciano Sicoli, Company Owner 613-859-4684

Forward your resume in confidence to Nancy Gour (ngour@metroland. com) by September 30, 2011.

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FREE ESTIMATES • FULLY INSURED 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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613 224 6335 www.safariplumbing.ca

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Call today for more information and advertising rates.

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Metroland Media - Ottawa Region brings more business to your door. With 15 newspapers and a circulation of over 310,000, we make it easy to get your message to your customers. Whether it’s an ad, coupon, feature, flyer, or whatever your needs are, advertising with Metroland Media - Ottawa Region has got you covered.

* Driveways * Pools * Steps * Flowerbed Walls

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Community calendar • SEPTEMBER 3 By the Book, a used bookstore and cafe operated by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA), is holding its monthly half-price book sale on Saturday, September 3, from 10 to 4, at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive. Drop by for great buys on hundreds of books (most under $2).

• SEPTEMBER 8 Girl Guides of Canada, Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders are inviting girls, aged between 5-15 years, in the Alta Vista-Elmvale area to come and join this dynamic organization. There will be an information/registration event on September 8 from 7-8pm at Rideau Park United Church 2203 Alta Vista Drive. New Leaders always welcome.

• SEPTEMBER 10 Hintonburg welcomes you to its 10th Harvest Festival on Sat Sept 10, 2011 from noon to 4pm, at Parkdale Park. The fun festival will feature bouncy castle, games, art project,horse and trolley rides, Hintonburg hiphop & break dancers and dance contests, music, children’s’ games and activities, fundraising BBQ, information tables throughout the day. Proceeds from the afternoon go to local youth programming. Call Lorrie Marlow at 613-761-6672 or email lorriemarlow@ yahoo.ca to offer your help or for information.

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Heritage Ottawa invites the public for a walking tour of New Edinburgh on Sunday, September 11, at 2pm. Walkers will meet at the former Fraser Schoolhouse, 62 John Street, near Sussex.New Edinburgh, a mill-town founded in 1832, is one of Canada’s earliest planned communities and still presents a largely 19thcentury face to the world. The tour, as well as looking at the industrial roots of the town and introducing some early inhabitants, will focus thematically on aspects of science and technology in this early Canadian community. The tour will be guided by Katherine Arkay, scientist and self-confessed technology nerd, and Janet Uren. For more information contact: 613-230-8841 or www.heritageottawa.org.

The Friends of Library and Archives Canada is holding its 17th Annual Used Book Sale at the St. Laurent Centre. Over 30,000 used books and music items for sale. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For information call the Friends at 613-943-1544 or 613-992-8304.

• ONGOING Billings Estate is offering events for kids and various clubs. Clubs include Little Critters, the Conservation Club and Get Growing. Each of these programs runs at Billings Estate, located

• SEPTEMBER 13 The once-a-month Messy Church initiative hosted by St. Martin’s Anglican Church at 2120 Prince Charles Road is underway from 5 to 7pm. The initiative is a wonderful way for young families to enjoy a fun-filled exploration of church and faith via crafts, stories, songs and games topped by a meal together. No fee to participate. Open to all families with toddlers to pre-teens. Register in person at 4:30 or in advance by Phone: (613) 722-6077 or Email: administration@stmartinsottawa.ca

• SEPTEMBER 15 Friends of the Central Experimental Farm are holding their Annual General Meeting with a talk by Larry Hodgson, “Gardens of Canada and Beyond”. New Location: R.A. Centre, Courtside – A, 2451Riverside Dr. Call 613-230-3276, www. friendsofthefarm.ca.

at 2100 Cabot Street. The clubs all have an admission fee of $6 per child and reservations are required for each event. For more information, a complete list of times or to register, please contact the museum at 613-247-4830, visit ottawa.ca/museums or find Billings Estate on Facebook. Join a delightful group of people singing a wide variety of interesting and accessible choral music. We have weekly practices every Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Northwestern United Church. Check website at www.nepeanchoir.ca or phone 613-226-5853.

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CALM AT THE EDGE OF THE STORM Joseph Arthur, a Akron, Ohio singer-songwriter, was among the artists to perform to a sparse crowd a the Ottawa Folk Festival on Sunday, Aug. 28. While the remnants of Hurricane Irene didn’t lead to any rain at the festival site, strong winds and threatening clouds saw many festival-goers find shelter under the tent at the Falls Stage.

NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN SAVES PARENTS UP TO $6500 IN CHILD CARE. Source: Ministry of Education, 2011.

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