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Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities


Year 2, Issue 2

November 3, 2011 | 22 Pages


East Edition Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 2, Issue 2

November 3, 2011 | 22 Pages

TIME TO REMEMBER The Royal Canadian Legion got its annual fundraising campaign underway, presenting the Governor General with the first poppy.


MUGGLES’ GAME The Ravens and Gee-Gees were among eight universities to participate in the inaugural Canadian Quidditch Cup.



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Gov. Gen. David Johnston, centre, and honorary medal bearer Gerald Wolff, left, walk alongside Canadian Paralympian Rick Hansen as part of an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour on Oct. 26. Hansen launched the relay on Aug. 24 at Cape Spear, N.L., to retrace the original tour, travelling 12,000 kilometres through 600 communities and concluding in Vancouver on May 22, 2012.

New options pondered for Overbrook stadium LAURA MUELLER

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Ottawa is setting the stage to bring minor league baseball back to the capital. Building on the recent enthusiasm surrounding the Intercounty Baseball League’s Ottawa Fat Cats, the city has been contacted by a number of groups interested in taking over the Ottawa Baseball Stadium in Over-

brook and making baseball a more permanent fixture in the city. It is rumoured that the owners of at least one AA team are looking at Ottawa, and the city expects at least two groups to offer proposals of what they would do to bring minor league baseball to the city. No decisions have been made yet, but a report on any proposals the city receives from interested groups will come back to the finance and economic

development committee in January. That’s when the city will be tasked with deciding the future of the city-owned stadium. It’s a future that could still include the Fat Cats even if the team’s owner, the Ottawa Stadium Group, doesn’t end up being the key leaseholder for the stadium in the future, said president and CEO Brian Carolan. See BASEBALL on page 11

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Poppy serves as symbol of call to action, Johnston says MICHELLE NASH

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Gov. Gen. David Johntson, together with the Eastern Ottawa Royal Canadian Legion helped launch the Royal Canadian Poppy Campaign on Oct. 26 at Rideau Hall. Poppies became available across Canada starting on Oct. 28.

The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign was officially launched on Oct. 26 with the first poppy being presented to the Governor General. Gov. Gen. David Johnston received the first symbolic poppy from Patricia Varga, dominion president of the Royal Canadian Legion, and Larry Murray, the organization’s grand president, at Rideau Hall on Oct. 26. Poppies have been available to the public since Oct. 28 in anticipation of Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. “It is an honour for me to receive the first poppy in this year’s campaign,” Johnston said at the presentation ceremony. The poppy was officially adopted as the symbol of remembrance in 1921. Today, the poppy campaign is run in communities across Canada through the Royal Canadian Legion. There are 18 million poppies distributed across Canada each year. “This is a visible symbol of the veterans’ final phrase, ‘We will remember,’ ” Varga said, adding it was an honour to present poppies to Johnston and his

wife, Sharon. Johnston spoke of the lives lost during conflict and the importance of wearing a poppy. “A poppy is a symbol that must call us to action, that must motivate each and every one of us to a deeper level of public service, so that the lives and legacies of those men and women are never forgotten,” Johnston said. More than 100 veterans and family members filled the tent room at Rideau Hall for the event. The poppy campaign helps the legion continue to provide services for veterans. Last year, the Orleans branch of the legion raised more than $90,000 last year. Most of the money raised from the poppies from the district goes towards the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. Some of the veterans for the poppy launch at Rideau Hall arrived in a bus donated to the Perley Hospital from the district. After the Johnstons received their poppies, they proceeded to offer poppies to their guests, pinning each poppy on for the individuals and taking the time to speak to them. R0021162120

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A plan to tear town a “substandard” home in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District and build a large, modern home has the support of the local community association. The existing two-storey home at 420 Cloverdale Rd. is part of an area of the conservation district that contains many new homes, according to a city report. The stucco building isn’t on the list of significant buildings in Rockcliffe Park, so it’s not a problem to tear it down, city staff recommended. “The building has been significantly altered since its construction and is considered to be of little significance to the cultural heritage value of the HCD,” the report states. Although the proposed new home is a two-storey, flat-roofed home in a modern style, there are elements to make it fit into the neighbourhood, according to city staff. Existing cedar trees will be kept and

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a stone landscaping wall will be built to help conceal the car port – something that is typical in the neighbourhood. Additional landscaping will also help it fit into the style of the community, the report states. The new home is about the same width and height as its neighbours, but it is built into the slope of the land on the property. The development review subcommittee of the Rockcliffe Park Residents’ Association had a few suggestions for the home, including planting on the roof to make it “green” and creating more variation in the height and mass of the side walls, and perhaps making parts of the walls green, as well. But Robin Fyfe, who chairs the development review committee, said the group approves of the proposal and added that the home will be a nice addition to the community. The plan gained the approval of the city’s built heritage advisory committee and the planning committee and council also signed off.

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Residents call for more consultation from NECA board of directors MICHELLE NASH

Residents who attended the New Edinburgh Community Alliance annual general meeting asked the board to make consulting the public on development issues a priority. The meeting, held on Oct. 25 at St. Bartholomew’s church, saw more than 80 people attend to hear of the board’s accomplishments and to discuss the future projects. The controversy surrounding the re-zoning of 55 MacKay St. for use as the new chancellery of the Vietnamese Embassy remained a hot topic. “I would like to put forth a motion that NECA should have consulted members in regards to the matter of zoning at 55 MacKay,” said resident Guy Legault. The motion sparked a heated debate. “I object to the motion being connected to 55 MacKay, because there was a failure for people on both sides,” said another resident, Katherine Arkay, in defence of the board’s actions. She pointed out the board attempted to engage the community during the summer when the issue first

arose. The embassy applied to have the site rezoned so it could use the house as its chancellery earlier this year, and the official call for public consultation went up in the summer. While the re-zoning was supported by the alliance, more than 350 residents signed a petition against the move. Alliance board members and some residents were concerned with the wording in the motion, which called on the alliance to consult members on what it referred to as “significant issues” surrounding heritage and development, fearing it would only lead to more confusion. Arkay and long-time resident and community activist Ellen Goodman suggested an amendment to the Legault’s motion, suggesting to create a committee that would establish criteria the heritage committee could use to know when to consult the community. Legault agreed to withdraw his motion in favour of Arkay and Goodman’s, but he wanted the record to show there was a strong disagreement with a closed heritage file. All but one member approved the new motion.

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Vanier groups join forces on skate park project MICHELLE NASH

A community forum will be held to help spread the word about the importance of bringing a skate park to Vanier. The forum will be held on Nov. 12 at River Rain Park and will include a park clean-up and a barbecue. The Vanier Community Association’s parks committee and Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health are working together

to organize the event, according to Wabano youth program coordinator Christine Head. “It is a space to bring the community together to talk about the idea of a skate park in Vanier,” Head said. The Vanier Community Association parks and recreation committee just celebrated the re-opening of Emond Park, featuring a brand new play area, and are now focusing on the skate park project. “There is a need in Vanier. And it

could accommodate all the kids in the surrounding neighbourhoods of New Edinburgh, Lowertown and Overbrook,” Elaine Leger said. The plan is in the very early stages, but the idea is for the students involved in the I Am Connected program at the Wabano Centre to help design the park. “The idea is to get the youth to work together on something they want and to give them a space to stay out of trouble and claim as their own,” said Head. The I Am Connected program, funded by Health Canada, is a substance prevention program for children and youth aged 10 to 24. It is in its third cycle, with currently 10 students already enrolled in the skate board park project. As a new incentive to boost participation, students involved in the project will

have the chance to win an Apache skateboard. “Any student with a participation of at least 75 per cent will be entered into a draw to win the skateboard,” Head explained. The students will be also looking to incorporate Aboriginal culture into the design. “It can be used as a much needed education piece that will give a sense of understanding of culture and be fun,” Head added. Leger believes this community partnership will build great friendships and establish relationships. The Working Together For Vanier beautification group loves the idea and has also offered to help out in any way they can.

Idol judge ready to rock at benefit MICHELLE NASH

A collaboration between a Canadian Idol judge and an Ottawa band has added up to a rockin’ benefit concert to help raise money for prostate cancer research. Rockin’ For The Boys will be held at the École secondaire catholique BéatriceDesloges amphitheatre and will feature Canadian Idol judge Zack Werner, who will accompany the Ottawa-based Blue Jacks for the concert on Nov. 5. Werner met Blue Jack band member Ron Laframboise through social media a little over a year ago, and when Laframboise contacted Werner to do a benefit concert he didn’t hesitate to say yes. “As celebrities, we all have the responsibility to work in charitable causes, breast cancer is a hugely publicized – prostate cancer needs more (people) to advocate and to want to stand up and talk about it,” Werner said. Werner has 20 years working in the music business, from being in the band Thick As Thieves to working as management to going back to his roots as a lawyer at Sanderson Entertainment Law, the pre-eminent entertainment law firm

in Canada. He said he is looking forward to the concert, which he said promises to be a great time. “It is going to be balls to the walls – full out rock and roll. One a gigantic rock party,” Werner said. He hopes this concert will shed some light on a type of cancer that men tend to shy away from speaking about or even going to the doctor to be checked out. Joining Werner and Laframboise will be Werner’s longtime friend, Mike Dannkert, as well as the other bandmates, Murray Soehn keyboards and Ralph Buch on drums. Werner said they have been chatting about the songs they want to perform, but said he is looking forward to simply jamming with a bunch of great muscians – all for the benefit of helping raise money for a good cause. Tickets are $15. There will be prizes, including a guitar autographed by Werner. For more information about the event, please email .

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Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes thinks the city might be unprepared to deal with an influx of new condos in the city’s urban core. In Somerset Ward alone 3,600 units that have been given zoning and site-plan approvals. Buildings containing another 430 units have been given permission to start construction. Condo booms in other central wards, such as Kitchissippi and Rideau-Vanier, add to those numbers. “If we’re going to absorb an extra 4,000 people, that’s great, as long as we have the infrastructure capacity,” Holmes said. Right now, there is no one collecting that type of information, Holmes said. But she convinced the vice chairwoman of the planning committee, Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, to put forward a motion asking the city to study the effects of that level of intensification in Somerset Ward. “We’re not up on what’s really going through the planning department, and we have no policy on investment,” Holmes said. The city has been working on a policy to take advantage of a Planning Act tool that lets the city charge developers for nearby perks, such as sidewalk upgrades and parks. But Ottawa’s “Section 37” policy, as it’s called, has been stalled as the city works with developers to iron out the details of how the calculations would work. Meanwhile, the city set an intensification target of 36 per cent, but demand for condos and a rush to get approvals before development charges kicked in August in

Somerset Ward have pushed intensification levels to 43.8 per cent downtown. A new central library, a community centre and parks are a few of the things Centretown needs in order to attract more families, Holmes said. “We really need some families moving downtown,” Holmes said. She wants schools to stay open, and families will hesitate to move to areas that don’t have parks and other amenities. “Without that sort of infrastructure for family support, it’s going to remain a singles area, which really limits this whole city’s development.” Other cities have policies to attract families downtown, and that might be something Ottawa should look at, Holmes said. The debate was kicked off by what appears to be a minor request to add three stories onto a planned 15-story building at 346 Gloucester St. Holmes was unimpressed by a “glass hat” the developer added to the 204-unit building, but the planning committee still gave it the go-ahead on Oct. 26. “We have a developer who didn’t really know what they wanted or what they were doing, and they only have come forward with this particular change, on Lyon, there is a much better architectural building,” Holmes said, adding that 346 Gloucester’s developer,. The issue with the Gloucester proposal is that it has come back to the committee of adjustment and planning committee six times. “Residents in condos surrounding it are so angry at the number of times they’ve been asked for comment, they’ve lost confidence in the city’s ability to plan,” Holmes said.

Mayor vows to fix planning process LAURA MUELLER

Ottawa’s planning process is broken, and 2012 is the year to fix it. That was the message Mayor Jim Watson delivered in his speech launching the city’s draft budget for the upcoming year. Between his positive messages about the city’s investments, Watson struck a serious tone when speaking about growth and development. “Our planning process is not working the way we need it to work,” he said. “Nobody is happy with the situation. Communities are frustrated. Industry is frustrated. Staff are frustrated.” Watson said there needs to be “a renewed focus and energy to create a service culture in planning.” Developments are one of the most common issues residents and politicians spar over at city hall, but Watson said the days of developers and builders treating zoning and community design plans as “mere suggestions” are over. The mayor put developers on notice that the urban design review panel, a group of independent experts that makes


suggestions on major urban projects, is here to stay. The city plans to finalize updated guidelines for infill homes next year – a process that started last fall. Hosting a planning summit in 2012 will also set the stage to kick off the review for the 2014 official plan update, as well as a refresh of two of the city’s major foundational documents: the transportation master plan and the infrastructure master plan. The city also plans to create a “green express lane” for developers whose building plans strive for greater environmental sustainability. Developers that include “better build” techniques, such as solar water heaters, solar panels, rainwater re-use, recycled materials and reduced waste will get their proposals fast-tracked. Other environmental initiatives in the 2012 draft budget include: $2.4 million toward to pay for retrofits to city buildings to reduce energy costs; $450,000 for the city’s operational sustainability program and create a neighbourhood sustainability program; and $750,000 towards the ongoing task of developing a five-year environmental strategy for Ottawa.

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City allocates $12M for cycling in draft budget LAURA MUELLER

Have your say on the budget

Ottawa will be overhauling many more of its roads in 2012 in preparation for traffic snarls that are expected during the construction of the city’s light rail system. The city revealed its draft budget for next year on Oct. 26, and with it Mayor Jim Watson announced a new initiative called “Ottawa on the Move�: a $340-million program that will rebuild and resurface a lengthy list of roads across the city. Much of that money is coming from new debt in order to keep the residential tax-rate increase to 2.39 per cent – below the 2.5 per cent limit council imposed last year. That translates to about an extra $75 per year for the average urban homeowner. City treasurer Marian Simulik said the additional projects are needed to ensure Ottawa’s roads can handle traffic disruptions during the construction of the central LRT system starting in 2013, and to stimulate the economy. Ottawa on the Move includes resurfacing more than 200 kilometres of roads between 2012 and 2014. That includes more than 70 kilometres of bicycle lanes and paved shoulders – part of a large investment in cycling infrastructure. The city plans to

Now is your chance to tell the city how you want to see it spend your tax dollars. Participate in the following public consultation sessions for the 2012 budget: • East: Tuesday, Nov.1, 7 to 9 p.m. Shenkman Arts Centre, Richcraft Theatre, 245 Centrum Blvd., Orleans • West: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Catholic High School,180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata

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As part of the 2012 draft budget, Mayor Jim Watson announced the $340 million Ottawa on the Move program to rebuild and resurface the city’s roads. spend $24 million on cycling infrastructure alone over the next three years – including a plan to connect Vanier through the downtown core to Westboro with an east-west “bikeway,� by “filling in critical missing links� in the bike-pathway network and using existing cycling facilities such as the Corktown Bridge and new lanes and bridges. A pedestrian bridge over the Rideau River at Somerset and Donald streets in Overbrook is part of that, and there is money

• South: Thursday, Nov. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Dr., Riverside South • Central: Friday, Nov.4 from 4 to 6 p.m. City Hall council chambers, 110 Laurier Ave. W.

in the 2012 budget for the design of the bridge, and the budget includes the $7.7 million set aside to construct the pedestrian overpass traversing the Queensway from the Ottawa Baseball Stadium to the Train Transitway station. A major project to upgrade the Potvin Arena is planned, including an additional ice pad, space for curling and an outdoor speed skating rink.

Departmental budgets will also be debated by the city’s standing committees. Anyone can make a five-minute presentation at the following meetings, which begin at 9:30 a.m. at city hall: planning (Nov. 8), transportation (Nov. 10), library board (Nov. 14), environment (Nov. 15), transit commission (Nov. 16), community and protective services (Nov. 17), agriculture and rural affairs (Nov. 18), information technology subcommittee (Nov. 21), police services board (Nov. 28). You can also send an email to the mayor’s office: budget2012@ Council will vote on the final budget on Nov. 30. - Ottawa This Week Staff


The renovation is still in the planning stages, but Coun. Tim Tierney is looking to make a big splash with the project by seeking out extra money from partnerships with businesses – money he hopes can be used to make the project bigger and better. The city has set aside $4 million over four years to plan the project. “But knowing what I want to see there, it is going to require a lot more capital,� Tierney said. “We need it. This community needs it a lot.� Other projects include a

$250,000 to upgrade Bradley East Park in Vanier and the addition of almost 400 spaces to the parkand-ride lot at Trim Road. The two biggest road projects in the east end will make room for more cars on Trim Road and St. Joseph Boulevard. The draft budget includes $24.3 million to widen Trim to four lanes and construct realigned segments between the North Service Road and Innes. The city plans to spend $6.5 million to make St. Joseph four lanes from Trim Road to Regional Road 174. The 174 itself will be getting an upgrade by resurfacing the highway from east of the split to Montreal Road. Among a list of sidewalk projects is a plan to construct the southern segment of the Aviation Multi-use pathway to connect the Prescott-Russell Pathway to Innes Road. Other road projects in the east area: • Deschamps Avenue from the Vanier Parkway to Marier Avenue • Marier from Montreal Road to Shakespeare Street • Lola Street from Coventry Road to King George Street • Carsons Road from Montreal Road to Den Haag Drive • Plumber Avenue from Charlton Drive to Bathgate Drive • Charlton from Lotus Street to Plumber • Russell Road from St. Laurent Boulevard to Walkley Road • St. Laurent from south of Smyth to the north limit of the railway overpass • Industrial Road from Riverside Drive West to west of Russell Road • Stonehenge Crescent, Oglivie Road from St. Laurent to Aviation Parkway and from City Park Drive to Gregory Court

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Scrapping annual and semester passes and hiking the U-pass rate for university and college students are part of a plan to restructure OC Transpo fares in 2012. Overall, transit fares would go up by 2.5 per cent next year, if the transit commission OKs the draft budget presented on Oct. 26. Transit boss Alain Mercier said the new Presto passes expected in the spring will do away with the need for annual passes, which were discounted as an incentive for people to front the cost of a year’s worth of passes to keep them out of the lengthy lines to top up monthly passes. Annual passes only make up four per cent of the passes OC Transpo sells, Mercier said. The new fare structure also scraps semester passes and makes the annual U-pass permanent – along with a far hike. Those passes will cost university students $180 per semester ($360 per year), up from $290 for the year in 2011-12. After a year of testing out the U-pass, OC Transpo decided the increased rate will cover the cost of providing that pass, Mercier said. The U-pass is incorporated into tuition for all

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OC Transpo plans to re-jig its fare structure – including elminating annual passes – in 2012 as it prepares to introduce Presto smart cards to replaces passes. university students – whether they use it or not. The suggested fare for the new, flat-rate rural Para Transpo ser-

vice is $8.25 in the draft budget. The draft budget also contains an extra $5.5 million to add 66,000 annual hours of service

to keep pace with demand on the system. Diane Deans, transit commission chair and councillor for Gloucester-Southgate, said that money is needed to keep up with ridership growth – not to make up for cuts made this September to help save $20 million a year. The number of buses in Ottawa will go down next year – from 1,023 to 990 – but that’s because OC Transpo will have more large, high-capacity buses. Some of those buses will be double deckers, but the city will have to wait a bit longer before those arrive. There were three spots where overpasses were going to have to be altered so the taller buses could fit through, but the bus supplier designed a new, “low-profile” double decker that will fit. But the process of designing a new type of bus is delaying production, so the double deckers won’t begin to arrive until later in 2012. Next year will also mark the start of a project to add passing tracks to the O-Train to increase service. Trains will run every eight minutes instead of every 15. By the end of 2012, the city will also have 480 new park-andride spaces – 100 at the new Scotiabank Place park-and-ride and 380 at Trim Road.

Ottawa police budget stays on target LAURA MUELLER

The Ottawa Police Service had no trouble staying within the budget increase limit imposed on it by city council. The police service introduced a draft budget for 2012 on Oct. 26 that would see an increase of $9.3 million over 2011. But with tax assessment expected to grow by $4.1 million, the police will only need an addition $5.2 million, or 2.5 per cent, to meet their budget goal. “It’s always a challenge to meet a target,” said police board chair Eli El-Chantiry. “This is something we can work with.” The increase amounts to about $13 per year for an average household, according to a police press release. The police expect to spend $270.3 million on the gross operating budget and $10.7 million on capital projects. The process was much smoother than last year, when the police service was forced to cut $6 million from the draft budget it planned to present after council decided to impose the 2.5 per cent increase limit.

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Budget a win for pedal power


oads, transit, taxes, police: the introduction of a city budget is a deluge of information about the way our representatives plan to spend our money this year. But some things shine through brighter than others. Amongst the splashy additions of road projects and congratulatory back-patting over keeping the tax increase under 2.5 per cent, Mayor Jim Watson boasted about a pretty hefty influx of cash for cycling. Compared to the $2.8 million per year for cycling included in this council’s first budget for 2011, the city is now set to invest $24 million in cycling over the next three years – including $12.2 million in 2012. “We will be working hard to fill the gaps in our cycling network to improve interconnections and safety so you can get where you are going by bike,” Watson said in his speech top council when the draft budget was tabled on Oct. 26. From paving shoulders to finishing the Champagne pathway and construction a pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Rideau River, the draft budget boasts a laundry list of projects to make getting around the city easier on two wheels.

It’s something cycling advocates say they are heartened to hear on the lips of politicians. And unlike his predecessor, Larry O’Brien, Watson isn’t reticent to hop on a bike himself. When it comes to city staff, politicians and the National Capital Commission, there was no outspoken supporter for cycling until a trip to Copenhagen a couple of years ago, said Alex deVries, vice president of local advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling. After that, “we could see very quickly a transformation on the part of politicians,” deVries said. “It’s not just the dollars, it’s in their willingness to make a bold statement like that.” While the NCC and the city are often seen as being at loggerheads with each other, cycling is the one thing that appears to have brought them together. City and NCC staff are working together on projects like the Wellington Street segregated bike lane, and there is even a working group that includes community members and meets quarterly. And if the budget is a reflection of what people – especially politicians – are thinking about, it’s going to be a good year for cyclists.


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hen someone gives us a new toy, it’s only natural to thank him. When someone gives millions of people new toys, it’s only natural that the world thanks him. And that’s why you’re still reading, weeks after his death, tributes to the late Steve Jobs. And who can say they’re not deserved? Although he didn’t accomplish it single-handedly, Jobs made computing accessible to the average person. Before the MacIntosh computer, you had to be a bit of a geek to function easily in the computer world. The Mac made that world more friendly, which is an important contribution, given the fact that the computer world is now the world. Whether we like it or not. Many people don’t, but they’re stuck with it and having easy-to-use computers makes their lives more bearable. However, it’s not the several generations of Apple desktops and laptops that earned Steve Jobs the gratitude of millions. Those weren’t the toys he gave us. No, the inspiration for all those heartfelt tributes was the creation of the iPod and the iPhone. Those two small devices were, predictably, snapped up by early adopters and, less predictably, by just about everyone East Edition

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town else. You can measure how significant that was by thinking back to the year before the invention of the iPod and what you were doing then. That was the year 2000. Your music was probably on CDs. If you wanted to listen to music while you went for your morning run, you had to carry a bulky portable disc player or, if you were a bit behind, laboriously transfer those discs to tape cassettes to be played on your Walkman. Or, if you were one of those perhaps fortunate people untouched by technology, you listened to your CDs (or phonograph records) at home and listened to the birds when you went outside. If someone had told you, in the year 2000, that you would, within the year, be loading your CDs into the computer and then transferring songs onto a device

the size of a deck of playing cards, you wouldn’t have believed it. Now millions do it. What a toy! It’s not all good. The advent of the iPod and digitized music generally has caused a crisis in the music industry and made it more difficult for many musicians to earn a living. Fixated on their shiny toys, most people don’t seem to notice. The impact of the iPhone is more visible. You see it in people on the street who never look up, people in restaurants who never speak to their partners, people who seemingly talk to themselves in shopping centres. You hear it in electronic noises that echo in theatres. The upside is that people are connected at all times. They need never be out of touch. They can talk to their friends from a forest. They can settle every argument by Googling the answer from the tavern. The office can contact them at the church. From anywhere, they can get directions to the nearest phone store, in case there’s something newer. The benefit to humanity is difficult to measure, but no one who has the toy is going to give it up, or stop looking for the next one. When you think about it, both these

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Going green BRYNNA LESLIE Capital Muse


y eldest son was playing Lego in the basement the other day. He was putting an addition on his solid brick home. “Is that built to new energy-efficiency code standards?” I asked. He looked at me, blankly. If you’re thinking about undertaking a major renovation or building a new home this year, this is a question you’ll want to ask yourself and your contractor: Will your renovation meet the stringent new energy-efficiency standards outlined in the provincial and federal building codes? In Ontario, the Energuide 80 standard, a complex energy-efficiency ranking developed by National Resources Canada (NRCan) comes into effect on Dec. 31. Once the upper echelon, “star” ranking of building, is now set to become the new baseline for building and renovating. It will force contractors to build to a 17 per cent higher energy-efficiency rating than they are now. Any province or territory that has not already addressed energy efficiency in its code is also expected to adopt the Energuide 80 standard into law by this time next year. That’s because the federal code – which acts as a national guideline for binding provincial legislation – is undergoing some mega-changes, which account for energy-efficiency for the first time. “It’s the single biggest change we have ever introduced as an interim change in the national building code,” says Frank Lohmann, senior technical advisor on housing and small buildings at the

National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The good news is that you don’t have to install solar panels on the roof or compostable toilets to meet the new standards. But you’ll have to be willing to fork out some extra cash for better insulation in basements, attics and walls, along with high-efficiency heat recovery systems (HRVs), furnaces, windows and doors. In the long run, however, it’s expected you’ll see some hefty cost savings in your energy bill. Raising the minimum standard bodes well for the future. In Ottawa, Corvinelli Homes just took home the grand prize for the second year in a row at the Housing Design Awards held by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association on Oct. 22. Cornivelli’s 1,388-foot-square bungalow, called the Napoli, built far above Energuide 80 standard, is expected to cost less than $150 per month in monthly energy costs. Company president John Cornivelli insists the added cost of building materials to bring the Napoli up to such a high level of efficiency is about three per cent over current standards, proving “you don’t have to be a tree-hugger to use less energy.” If you’re renovating this year or next, now’s the time to get your head around green building. As an added incentive, the federal government recently reintroduced its popular EcoEnergy Retrofit program. Until March 31, 2012, homeowners can have their houses inspected by an NRCan-certified energy auditor and then undertake renovations to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes. Grant-matching at the provincial level could help you save thousands of dollars toward window, furnace and insulation upgrades. Kermit the Frog once said “it’s not easy being green,” but with today’s new building standards and incentives, it’s about to get a whole lot easier.



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many “near death” experiences in Ottawa in the last term of council and even this year, Chiarelli said. In the spring, council supported a motion to look at other options for the stadium – including selling off the parking lot to build condos. “If we kept going that route, we would have been tearing down the stadium,” said Monette. “Now we’re moving forward positively.” Carolan agreed. Despite the possibility that minor league baseball could mean the death of his team, Carolan said it is promising that councillors are now supportive of keeping baseball in Ottawa. But the Fat Cats have at least one champion. Clark, the ward’s councillor, thanked Carolan and the Fat Cats for their work promoting baseball in Ottawa and investing in upgrading the city-owned stadium. “And I hope they are part of it in the future,” Clark added. Councillors say the stadium needs about $3.9 million in improvements to meet the standard needed by professional leagues, and details on cost-sharing for those improvements would need to be worked out with the successful bidder.


Lindenlea Community Association welcomed a new director and announced new plans at their annual general meeting on Oct. 27. The meeting reported on the past year’s activities and new programming to be offered at the Lindenlea Community Centre. Maggie Knaus, the association’s general manager and program coordinator, wants to offer a better variety of programs. “We wanted to fill up the time slots at the centre and recruit a greater demo-

graphic of residents,” Knaus said. Andrew Wisniowski will stay on as president for one more year to help vicepresident, Jeff Rosebrugh, who will assume the presidency next year. New resident Robert Schmidt has joined the board as a director. Schmidt recently spearheaded a neighbourhood watch campaign. The board plans on taking a closer look at parking issues in the area, taking an active role with inter-provincial bridge concerns and will continue its interest in the Beechwood Avenue business improvement area discussions, which have been taking place since early spring.

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From STADIUM on page 1 “We have certainly paved the way to bring American interests up here,” Carolan said. “I think that’s really what’s kind of triggered all of this – the success of (our) semi-pro team.” The Ottawa Stadium Group is still considering its options (its short-term stadium lease was just extended for the 2012 season), but Carolan said the group could choose to go it alone or partner with another, larger group – something it has already been in talks about, but he wouldn’t reveal with whom. One of the groups that has expressed an interest in the Ottawa stadium is Beacon Sports Capital, which is based in Massachusetts, said College Coun. Rich Chiarelli. Chiarelli has been heavily involved with seeking a minor league tenant for the stadium and has been working with Orleans Coun. Bob Monette, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark and the mayor’s chief of staff, Serge Arpin, on the proposal in recent weeks. Chiarelli said baseball is the “missing piece” in Ottawa’s tourism market. But baseball and the stadium have had

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Wake Up Call aims to raise prostate cancer awareness KRISTY WALLACE

It was eight years ago on Oct. 31 that Max Keeping left the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus, his prostate cancer treatment complete. “Eight years later, I celebrate,” said Keeping to large audience at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre, which hosted Ottawa’s first-ever Wake Up Call breakfast. “The cancer has not returned, and everyone who’s a survivor should shout it from the rooftop.” Prostate Cancer Canada, in partnership with Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada and The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, hosted the Wake Up Call Breakfast in support of prostate cancer research. The event started in Toronto about nine years ago, and has expanded east and west over the years. Ken Alger, district vice-president of TD Canada Trust, said the breakfast started at a time when prostate cancer was an issue that didn’t receive much attention. “Research investment was low, public awareness was poor, and men were hiding from the facts,” Alger said. “Men didn’t like to talk about that kind of thing, and

men were not getting tested annually. Because of late diagnosis, they had minimal chance of survival.” Today, he said the type of cancer has received much more attention, which is encouraging. “Research investment has increased sharply, and the pool of prostate cancer researchers are growing steadily ... political interest is very much needed and appreciated, we’ve seen unprecedented media interest and public awareness is growing,” Alger said, citing “Movember” as an example of an innovative campaign that’s grown over the years. The breakfast also saw Dr. Chris Morash, medical director of The Ottawa Hospital prostate cancer assessment centre, receive an award for his support locally. “This is a major battle we’re fighting,” said Morash, adding that he recently saw a former patient’s obituary. “These are young, vibrant and active people. It was sad to see him go, and we’ll continue to battle on his behalf.” Alger agreed that there is still a battle against prostate cancer to fight, even though there is more attention on it now than there was 10 years ago. “Prostate cancer has not been beaten, but there is hope for tomorrow and that hope begins today,” said Alger.

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Carleton falls to McGill in Quidditch Cup Carleton University’s quidditch team sailed through to the finals of the Canadian Quidditch Cup unbeaten, but failed to avoid a defeat against Canadian champions McGill University. McGill maintained its title as Canada’s top-ranked quidditch team after dominating Canada’s first-ever official quidditch tournament. Carleton played host to the first Canadian Quidditch Cup on Saturday, Oct. 29, with teams from seven Canadian universities as well as one from the U.S., St. Lawrence University. Originally a fictional sport from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, quidditch was modified into “ground quidditch” or “muggle quidditch” for play in the real world. The sport is a fast-paced combination of rugby, soccer and volleyball, and involves the prominent use of broomsticks. Matches are played between two teams of seven players riding broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals, three at each end of the quidditch field. “Three chasers on each team throw a volleyball back and forth between themselves as they attempt to score on one of three goal hoops on the other side of the field,” said Andrea Hill,

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McGill University, seen here in red playing against University of Toronto, remain the top ranked team in the country after winning the first-ever Canadian Quidditch Cup, held at Carleton University on Saturday, Oct. 29. founder and captain of Carleton’s team. Each goal is worth 10 points. The hoops are guarded by a keeper who acts as a goalie. McGill defeated host Carleton in the final by a score of 160-80 after what or-

ganizers called a hard-fought game. “Our team is quite strong, we are doing quite well,” said Hill. The University of Ottawa placed third after falling 100-10 to Carleton University in the semifinals. St. Lawrence University walked away with the tournament’s sportsmanship award. Teams from Queen’s, McMaster, Ryerson and Toronto universities also participated. “It’s been great so far, teams are having a lot of fun and (are) excited to be representing Canada and to be helping foster the growth of quidditch in Canada,” said Hill. The game, which is relatively new in Canada, is slowly taking universities across the country by storm, helping to explains the level of participation and standard of play. “Quidditch in Canada is quite new and so it is really daunting for a lot of teams to think about competing with other teams,” said Hill. Carleton’s quidditch team was founded last year and more than 60 students are now involved with the team. “In general people are enjoying the game,” Hill said. The real-life version of quidditch was created by students at Middlebury College in Vermont in 2005. At the time it was played by a group of friends on Sunday afternoons as an alternative to bocce ball.


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Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you!

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and southern Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division, manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario, reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

THE OPPORTUNITY As we continue to expand our successful digital sales initiatives, we are currently seeking an energetic, talented and self-assured Manager of Digital Media to drive new business sales throughout the Ottawa region. We’re looking for a motivated leader who demonstrates a sense of urgency, without creating unnecessary chaos. The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and a proven track record for attaining outstanding results through the motivation and development of a sales team. This role requires knowledge of the digital advertising space, the competitive landscape and a solutions oriented approach to selling.

THE OPPORTUNITY We are looking for New Business Acquisition Sales Representatives to sell the company’s fastest growing product - This innovative program promotes local businesses to local consumers through a special “daily deal.” You’ll use your knowledge of what’s great about our city to develop and grow the local market by securing commitments from the most desirable local households, businesses, and services including restaurants, spas, nightclubs, retailers, theaters, tourism venues, and more. This position offers salary (commensurate with experience) and generous commissions based on revenue, sales targets and company goals

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Manage and develop a team of “hunters” who are exclusively focused on generating new business/clients • Utilize your expertise to maximize revenue and develop strategies to ensure superior execution from your team • Consistently monitor team performance relative to targets and adjust plans accordingly to ensure that targets are achieved • Mentor your team and strive to make them better; we expect them to continually improve as a result of your expert leadership • Work through obstacles/objections with your team members, while ensuring superior customer satisfaction at all times • Ongoing reporting, tracking and forecasting

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Develop and cultivate leads using multiple sources including cold calling and door-todoor prospecting • Continuously set up face-to-face meetings with qualified prospects (15-20 appts. per week) to present our marketing solutions • Generate compelling proposals for potential advertisers, demonstrating how our programs will meet their business needs • Explore and exhaust all possible leads to ensure that we don’t miss out on any opportunities • Maximize advertising revenues by acquiring prospect commitment • Address customer requests/concerns in a timely and appropriate manner, ensuring superior client satisfaction at all times • Consistently meet and/or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual targets

ABOUT YOU • A track record of successfully driving revenue, with a focus on acquiring new business • Previous experience in a sales leadership role, with preference given to with digital advertising sales experience • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop successful “hunters” • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications, with expert knowledge of Excel

ABOUT YOU • Proven track record as a hunter, exclusively focused on acquiring new clients and converting new business leads • Previous sales experience, with preference given to those with digital advertising sales experience • Top notch presentation/communication skills, with a natural ability to build positive relationships with potential clients • Extensive knowledge of the local digital media/advertising landscape • Sound knowledge of sales and marketing practices • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office applications

STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A confident and influential leader with the ability to motivate and inspire • Proactive and optimistic, with a “can do” attitude • Can be decisive and demonstrate timely decision making, often under complex and demanding circumstances • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going

STUFF THAT’S NOT ON A RESUME • Type-A personality, highly competitive, self-motivated and driven by results • A hunter mentality, with the confidence and drive to excel at generating and closing new business • Highly motivated by monetary incentives • Extremely ambitious with an outstanding work ethic and unprecedented drive for immediate results • Energized by deadlines/pressure with a passion for exceeding targets • A believer in digital media, where it is today and where it’s going

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry; you’ll never get bored in our fast-paced, constantly evolving and challenging environment. • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 4 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Please reference “Manager, Digital Media” in the subject line.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Please reference “New Business Acquisition Representative” in the subject line. 308223

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to be part of a company at the cutting edge of the digital media industry • Ongoing development and opportunities for advancement • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll get a comprehensive benefits package, including 3 weeks vacation and a group RRSP plan • The sky’s the limit; our uncapped commission plan provides unlimited earning potential • The opportunity to work with other talented and awesome people

Looking for your next career challenge? If so, Metroland Media Group is the place to be!

Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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DAN PLOUFFE Capital City FC’s first season in the Canadian Soccer League stopped one goal short of the ultimate dream as the Ottawa club fell 1-0 to Toronto Croatia on the road this past weekend in the championship final. “The players worked very hard,” said Capital City coach Shaun Harris, who believed his team was the better side overall in the deciding game. “The ball just didn’t go in the back of the net for us – everything but.” Hayden Fitzwilliams scored the match’s lone goal before the 20-minute mark for Toronto Croatia, who withstood City’s second-half attack that included a prime opportunity by Andre Manders in the late stages. Missing from the Ottawa lineup was Mahir Hadziresic, who’d turned into a major offensive weapon after joining the club from overseas near the start of its 10-game unbeaten streak leading up to the final. “Something came up in training this week and he wasn’t available to the team,” said Harris, acknowledging that the forward who scored two goals in Capital City’s 5-0 semifinal victory over the Serbian White Eagles could have made

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Andre Manders had one of Capital City FC’s best scoring opportunities in the final, but Ottawa was kept off the scoreboard in a 1-0 loss to Toronto Croatia in the CSL championship game on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Toronto. an impact in the final. “We just didn’t feel he was fit to play.” The defeat in the championship game put the wraps on Capital City’s remarkable first year in the 14-team CSL, where

they went 15-4-7 to finish third in the regular season standings before knocking off the Montreal Impact Academy and the Serbian White Eagles in the playoffs. “I don’t think anyone but maybe our-

selves internally within the organization felt that we were going to be as good as we were,” said Harris, who thanked club president Neil Malholtra, the club’s staff and the City of Ottawa for their help. “We worked very hard to get where we were. It is unfortunate we came up a goal short, but our players worked very hard and the organization supported us very well.” Harris also commended the local fans who made the trip down to the provincial capital for the final. “We probably had more supporters than the team from Toronto, so I thought that was absolutely terrific,” Harris said. “It showed an awful lot for our organization for how far we’ve come in just seven months.” Although “no one wants to lose a cup final,” it wasn’t too difficult for the club to find the silver lining in the loss, knowing that if they were able to come within a goal of a title in year one that five or 10 years down the road, the possibilities are immense. “We’ve definitely set the bar very, very high in our first season,” Harris added. “We’ll build off this going forward and we’ll be a contender next year and hopefully bring a championship back to the city.”

Community Calendar • NOVEMBER 4-6 Visit six distinguished homes in Ottawa decorated for the holidays as part of Homes for the Holidays 9th annual Charity House Tour to support The Hospice at May Court. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ticket booklets are $35 and are on sale as of Sept. 9. For ticket booklet sale locations or to buy online, visit: or call 613-260-2906 ext. 232.

• NOVEMBER 5 Bazaar, Saturday November 5 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Lunch from 11: 30 a.m. to1:30 p.m. There will be a bake sale table, arts and craft, used books & toys, white elephant table and a grocery table to purchase a ticket for a draw for baskets of groceries giveaway. Everyone welcome! Located at 320 Olmstead St, near Montreal Road & Vanier Parkway. Call Assumption Parish at 613-746-8503 or Tina Kuchciak at 613-731-8687.

• NOVEMBER 11 Fall Harvest Community Pot Luck and Concert, hosted by the Village International Mennonite Church, 206 Montreal Rd., with Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Moyer Suderman. Bryan does music for all ages. Pot luck from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bryan will be performing from 7:008:00. A suggested donation of $5 for adults, free for children, and food donations for our local food bank, Partage Vanier. Invite your friends and neighbours, and bring a meal to share. See you there! Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will be hosting our Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 from 9 a.m. to

2 p.m.Stop by to purchase some homemade baked treats and other unique items. Other items include Christmas Cards, TY Beanie Babies, doggy bone Christmas wreathes, 2012 calendars, and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind apparel. You can also order your fresh holly for the holidays, delivered direct to your door from our supplier in British Columbia.Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick. For further information about the Bazaar & Bake Sale, or to donate items, please contact (613) 692-7777.

• NOVEMBER 20 Ottawa Authors & Artisans Fair 2011 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jack Purcell Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane at Elgin Street Room 203 - 2nd Floor (there is an elevator to the 2nd floor) More than 50 local authors and artisans will display and sell their work. Table Rental Fees: OIW members: $35 full table; $20 half table; Non-members: $40 full table; $25 half table. Registration: Email your confirmation to Bob Fowler: and mail a cheque payable to Ottawa Independent Writers to: 22 Parkside Cres., Nepean. For more information go to

• ONGOING The Gloucester South Seniors, located at 4550 Bank St., Leitrim, offers a full schedule of activities every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, five hundred, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The OC Transpo bus route 144 serves close by, and we have free parking. For more information call: 613-821-0414.

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