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EAST EDITION: Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 13

PARK DEBATE Altered development plans that could result in a park facing busy Montreal Road at the corner of Den Haag Drive has area residents crying foul over the unsafe location.


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Shuttle planned for Cyrville bridge closure MICHELLE NASH

A New Edinburgh artist has captured the spirit and imagination of winter in her newest exhibit, which is currently on display at the downtown Rideau underpass.

The city is planning to provide a free shuttle bus to move residents from one side of Highway 417 to the other while the Cyrville bridge is closed. Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney’s office confirmed that there would be no additional costs for residents to use the service. A letter sent to residents by the Ministry of Transportation indicated the shuttle will run between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. The contract for construction is expected to be awarded in February, according to Ministry of Transportation senior project engineer Frank Vanderlaan, and work should start by March. The closure will last for 10 months. In an attempt to make up for the disruption caused by the closure, the city has planned for shuttle buses to detour around the bridge. The decision to tear down the bridge and reconstruct it is part of a larger project that involves expanding Highway 417. “The shuttle bus will take no longer than 30 minutes to get around the issue and will be available on either side of the bridge,” said Jocelyne Turner, a spokesperson for the City of Ottawa. The shuttle, to be called Route 198, will run every 30 minutes and loop through Cyrville and Pineview. Tierney said the construction of the bridge has been on his radar for some time and it was one of the first issues he wanted to address when he stepped into office. “As soon as I could I made a meeting with the mayor and told him we need to find a solution for the residents while the bridge will not be in use,” Tierney said. Tierney set the meeting up with the Ministry of Transportation, Mayor Jim Watson and city staff to ensure that there was a plan in place. “I believe this addresses the bussing issue,” Tierney said. The new councillor, however, has not ignored the fact that businesses in the area will be also affected by the bridge closure. He indicated he hopes a meeting on Feb. 4 will address the issue of loss of business to the area.


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VOICE OF SPORT East Ottawa’s Dan Mooney has been recognized with a lifetime achievement award for his 25 years of work covering amateur sport as an announcer.



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SKATING WITH THE SENS Mayor Jim Watson was on hand at Jules Morin Park to help kids from York Street Public School tie up their skates and get ready for lessons from Senators forward Peter Regin. Canadian Tire Jumpstart partnered with the City of Ottawa and the Sens Foundation with a new program that will provide skates, helmets and lessons to children who have not had the chance to learn how to skate.


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Residents have their say about trash collection MICHELLE NASH

Residents in the east had an opportunity to let city officials know what they think of proposed changes to garbage collection. As part of consultations taking place across the city, a booth was set up by the city at Place d’Orleans Shopping Centre on Sunday, Jan. 16. City staff has proposed reducing garbage collection to every second week, while green bin collection and combined recycling would be picked up every week. In rural areas, recycling would only be picked up monthly and garbage pick up would be every two weeks. City councillors Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill-Cyrville), Stephen Blais (Cumberland), Bob Monette (Orleans) and Rainer Bloess (innes) were on hand to find out what residents had to say. Tierney said he believes this type of consultation offers important feedback.

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Public consultations about the proposed changes to garbage collection are being held across the city. In the east end, city councillors Tim Tierney, Stephen Blais and Bob Monette listened to residents express their concerns at Place D’Orleans Shopping Centre. “You can call me Mr. Recycle. I have five members in my family and we love to recycle, but that being said, we have a garage to store our garbage,” he said. “I am

hearing a lot of concerns which are simply that they have nowhere to put all their garbage.” Blais, meanwhile, questioned the consultative process as well

as the proposal before councillors. “At the moment we are not overflowing in green bin collection,” he said. “When we get to that point, then we would have something to talk about.” Diapers and animal waste are two issues residents have expressed concern about to Tierney. The councillor said he believes there is an answer to the issue and has been doing his research into how other municipalities operate their waste management services in an effort to find answers. “In Durham there is a separate pickup for diapers, maybe that is something we could look into,” Tierney said. As shoppers and concerned residents speak to the councillors, Tierney has said he has been receiving ideas and questions via email from people in his Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward. Those questions have him, in turn, asking questions to other councillors and staff about problems with with rats, raccoons

and maggots in the green bin. “We are hoping that at consultations like these someone may have an idea we have not come up with yet,” Blais added. Councillors were happy with the turnout at the consultation, which ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blais said he felt the success came from the consultation being held at a mall. “By 11 a.m., we … already had about 70 people come to talk to us,” he said. The displays set up helped residents understand the proposed changes. They were also given forms to fill out to voice their opinion on the issue. Tierney strongly stated that the end decision is not his to make, but is what his constituents want. “I hope residents can provide some feedback and we can find a solution,” Tierney said. Tierney added that he hopes resident who weren’t able to make the consultation will email or call him to let him know how they want their garbage to be handled.





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Deputy Mayor Eli El-Chantiry was on hand at City Hall on Jan. 16 to proclaim World Religion Day in Ottawa on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson. “The city of Ottawa has a long standing commitment to the development of a diverse society in which the achievements, cultural heritage, and religious conviction of all citizens is recognized and respected,” the proclamation read. This year marks the 11th annual celebration of World Religion Day in Ottawa, with members of many of Ottawa’s faith groups coming together to mark the event. Last weekend’s event featured Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, who spoke on faith and environment. “Although we face big challenges, through working together we can overcome those challenges,” said Chernushenko. “That is how we build better societies and tackle environmental problems,” he added. World Religion Day was established in 1950 to bring attention to the harmony of the spiritual principles of every religion and religion’s role in the fostering of resilient, vital and nurturing communities at the local and global level. “In a time when environmental decline and economic insecurity are among our greatest concerns, many draw from the spiritual resources of religion to rethink unsustainable conceptions of prosperity,

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Capital Ward Coun. David Chernushenko was the keynote speaker at the World Religion Day Celebrations at City Hall. to connect with the earth and to create change at the grassroots,” said Heather Harvey, member of the event’s organizing committee.



Proposed green space would be part of new development on Den Haag Drive LAURA MUELLER

Neighbours were caught off guard by a proposal to move a new park to the edge of busy four-lane Montreal Road. The park, which is part of a large new residential and commercial development planned for a plot of land at the corner of Den Haag Drive, was originally supposed to be tucked in the centre of the development, away from traffic. The latest drawings from developer Canada Lands Company Ltd. show the park facing Montreal Road, in front of a historic two-storey building: the former head office and main laboratory of Forintek, Canada’s wood products research agency. Nearby resident Jeff O’Neill said Montreal Road is a noisy and unsafe location for a park. “It’s not a great spot for a park – let’s be honest,� he said. He said the overall proposal is “great,� but it would be better to keep the park in the middle of the site, surrounded by buildings and blocked off from Montreal Road. “That way, it would become a gathering place for the community,� he said. “This is a call to action,� he added. “Be creative – don’t miss this opportunity to build a better neighbourhood.� City staff said the new park location on Montreal Road was suggested by the parks and recreation department, and it would “create better synergy� with the Forintek building.

City staff said they envision the park on Montreal Road contributing to a new, lively streetscape as Montreal Road evolves. The roadside location will also make the park more visible and accessible to neighbouring residents – not just people who live in the new development, said Alain Miguelez, a city planner. Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume, who heads up the planning committee, noted that a park near the street would be easier for city crews to maintain. While the park will be the same size, moving it will also allow the developer to add approximately 22 additional units. Jerald Way, who has lived on Montreal Road since it was a two-lane road in the 1970s, said he isn’t opposed to the development in principle. “It’s called progress,� he said, adding that new homes and businesses will bring in a lot of new tax revenue for the city. He and others asked the developer to consider putting the 12-storey building at the opposite corner, across from the new PharmaPlus store, where it will have less impact on neighbouring residents. Buildings that would be located next to existing homes would be shorter, said Miguel Tremblay, a planner from FoTenn Consulting who is representing Canada Lands Company.

the buildings would cast shadows onto their homes, increase traffic on the busy road and lead to more noise and pollution. “It will have a negative effect on people living in and walking through the area,� said Michelle Ada, a nearby resident who spoke at the planning committee meeting. “We need to look for a better application of this rare green space.� The residential density and commercial were already consistent with what the city wanted to see on that site. The

change approved by the planning committee would allow buildings of up to 40 metres in height along Montreal Road (the previous zoning only allowed up to 25 m). The new zoning also includes details to enable the developer to put its plan into action, including a provision to allow a retirement home and the park, among other uses. A heritage overlay is planned for the former Forintek building. City council must still approve the rezoning.

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Traffic speeds by a site on Montreal Road that will include an urban park as part of a large residential development. Nearby residents say a curbside location is unsafe for a park, but city staff say it will make the park more accessible and improve the streetscape.

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Vanier residents ‘appalled’ by van program secrecy MICHELLE NASH

Vanier resident Debbie St. Aubin wants to know why a white van is adding fuel to the fire in a neighbourhood she’s working hard to clean up. St. Aubin first noticed the unmarked van while she was out on one of her neighbourhood watch walkabouts. She said she and her husband noticed street people approaching the van and leaving with bags. St. Aubin did not see what was in the van and when she approached those in the vehicle, no one told her what was happening. “It was unmarked and we noticed street people go towards the van and leave with these bags, when we asked them what they were doing, no one would talk to us,” St. Aubin said. The second time she noticed the van it was clearly marked with a City of Ottawa logo, but no one inside would tell her what the van does or who runs it. It turns out the non-descript white van is run by the Somerset West Community Health Centre. It leaves the centre at 6 p.m. ev-


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For the past six months, Debbie St. Aubin, sitting at right beside her husband, John, has been trying to find out who operates a non-descript white van that drives around Vanier at night. ery night and has fixed stops in the city, including Vanier. Somerset West Community Health Centre’s manager of the van program, Anne Christie-Teeter, explained the van offers safe inhalation pipes and needles through Ottawa Public Health’s Needle Exchange Program, as well as health educa-

tion and referrals. The van is always staffed by two people and drives through the city, sometimes responding to a call. Funding for the van comes from the AIDS bureau, through the Ontario Ministry of Health. Ottawa Public Health also runs a van program, which distributes needles and offers counsel-

ling services. The City of Ottawa runs a separate van program, called the Site Program. Their van is a blue Dodge Sprinter and also drives to fixed areas in the city. The van program at Somerset West Community Health Centre has been running since 2008 when then-mayor Larry O’Brien and city council decided to take the safe inhalation program portion out of their site van program. St. Aubin has seen the blue van along with the white van in her neighbourhood and does not understand why every time she has asked about these vans – specifically about the white van that parks by the liquor store in her community – she has received no answers. “As a resident of Vanier, I am appalled,” she said. “The reason I am appalled is because there is a white van that comes into my community that gives out needles and whatever else under such a veil of secrecy and it makes me ask what do they have to hide? “I want to know what they are doing. Are they being accountable, how many needles are they

handing out?” As a member of Working Together for Vanier, a beautification committee that works through the Vanier Community Association, St. Aubin and others have cleaned up area parks, picking up used needles and condoms. To her this van is not helping, but is hindering the community. “I can understand that this area is a troubled area. I know it is a job to them, but we have been working hard at striving to improve the safety and security of this area, and then we have this happening,” St. Aubin said. She added she would have been happy to talk to organizers about the program to foster understanding and open discussions. “If you don’t know, because of the veil of secrecy, there will never be a solution, there will never be a discussion,” St. Aubin said. She is looking for accountability and hopes that the Somerset West Community Health Centre will be open to speaking with her. Christie-Teeter was unavailable for further comment by press time.




meant to encourage investment in solar technology and diversify the types of electricity feeding into the province’s power grid. The proposed new projects still need to be approved by the environment committee and council, as well as the Ontario Power Authority, said Rosemarie Leclair, president and chief executive officer of Hydro Ottawa. She said five of the projects could be operational by 2012, seven projects in 2013 and eight more in 2014.

While showing off a shiny new set of solar panels atop the roof of city hall, Ottawa announced a partnership that will see more panels added to city buildings. The partnership with Hydro Ottawa, which will bear the cost of installing the panels, will net the city $4 to $5 million over a 20-year period. The city’s environment committee was set to discuss the idea this week, which would put solar panels on 20 buildings across the city. Some of the proposed buildings include the Nepean Sportsplex, Kanata Recreation Complex, Osgoode Arena and Community Centre, Fred G. Barrett Arena on Leitrim Road, Bernard Grandmaitre Arena in Vanier and Jim Durrell Recreation Complex in Heron Gate, The entire project could see varying solar panel installations that would produce up to 40 kilowatts and 330 kilowatts of electricity, which could provide enough electricity to power 300 homes. “We can do these projects that are tangible and in an environmentally sustainable way,” said River Ward councillor and environment committee chair Maria McRae. The 20 new projects would be at no cost to the city, McRae said. Hydro Ottawa would lease the rooftops from the city and pay for the cost of installing the panels. “Right now the rooftops are great for collecting snow, and we hope with this partnership we’re going to create a revenue stream,” McRae said.


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River Ward councillor and environment committee chair Maria McRae poses with 48 solar panels installed on the roof of city hall. Last week McRae announced an idea that would see solar panels installed on 20 more buildings across the city. FIT PROGRAM But that doesn’t mean taxpayers are off the hook. The new revenue will come from the Province of Ontario’s feed-in tariff (FIT) and MicroFIT programs,

which set a premium rate for “green” energy. The province will pay anywhere from 53.9 cents to 80.2 cents per kilowatt hour of solar electricity for projects approved under the programs. The inflated rate is

Two projects are already leading the way for what McRae hopes will become a larger push to generate solar electricity in Ottawa. As part of a different project, Ottawa has recently finished installing solar panels in the roof of city hall, as well as the OC Transpo facility on Belfast Road. The 48 panels on the roof of city hall will generate 10 kilowatt hours of electricity – enough to power the equivalent 1.2 homes. In contrast to the proposed 20 new solar projects, these two projects are funded and operated by the city. They were approved in last year’s city budget and cost $220,000. Most of that cost should be recovered in 10 years, McRae. Those solar panels will generate $150,000 annually over the 20-year contract. The city also approved a new 12-megawatt solar park at the Trail Road waste facility last May. That site will generate enough power for 1,500 homes, and construction will start this year, Leclair said.

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Haitians in the Ottawa area last week gathered to mark the first anniversary of the earthquake that shattered the Caribbean nation on Jan. 12, 2010. In a touching tribute at the Notre Dame Cathedral, Haitians reaffirmed their solidarity as they turned up in large numbers to remember the nearly 250,000 people killed in the disaster. Haitian born priest Father Joseph Eveillard gave a moving and emotional eulogy to the packed church and asked Haitians to be optimistic during these tough times as they remember their lost loved ones. “There is need for hope and optimism for the future of our country,” he said. One year on, approximately 800,000 people are still living in temporary shelters. Haiti’s charge d’affairs Nathalie Gissel-Menos told the audience that Haiti

will succeed in its reconstruction. “2011 is going to be an excellent surprise year for our recovery,” Menos said. The Eucharistic celebration was led by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, who urged Canadians to continue donating to Haiti’s reconstruction effort. “It is important that we take time out to honour the victims of the earthquake and to pray for their families and those left behind,” said Prendergast. The small nation of about 10 million people has experienced decades of poverty, violence and political upheaval. But the earthquake dealt a crushing blow and a year later little there remains much rebuilding to been done. “I am here to join my fellow Haitians to remember and celebrate life of our loved ones,” said Nathalie Ovigne, who lost her mother in the quake. To her, life will never be the same again. “It is very hard for me to go through this. I keep thinking of my mother every day.” Ovigne is appalled that so little has been done to return the country to anything near normal. “Much has been said, but so little has been done.”

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Session examines the truth about teen suicide MATTHEW JAY

Education was the central message delivered to a packed audience on Jan. 13 at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s youth suicide information session. AnneMarie Nicholson, director of volunteer services and a suicide intervention skills trainer at the hospital, made plain to those gathered in the Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium that education and open communication were the only ways to identify and help young people who are suicidal. “If we’re going to understand youth suicide a little bit better, we need to understand the youth experience a little bit better,” said Nicholson. “And we need to be really honest about what some of those differences are.” The session was tailored for both parents and teens, providing information about the causes of youth suicide, how to recognize suicidal behaviour and how to deal with a child, friend or peer that displays such behaviour. It also featured James Thomas, a Brockville man who is producing a documentary called The Truth About Teenage Suicide. The film will examine the

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James Thomas, left, and AnneMarie Nicholson gave those in attendance at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre a crash course on the issue of youth suicide on Jan. 13. issue of youth suicide through the story of Thomas’s sister Chantal, who took her life in 2005 at the age of 18. Thomas said a lack of education about mental health among his family and his sister’s friends

left them unable to help Chantal. “I think it’s so important that everyone as a whole, starting as teenagers and continuing to adulthood, that we’re all really educated on (youth suicide),” Thomas said.

Nicholson discussed the idea that loss is the single biggest factor in not just youth suicide, but suicide in general “I think one of the most compelling ways to categorize causes of suicide is to think in terms of loss,” Nicholson told the audience. “And when I’m talking about loss, I’m not just talking about loss through death or loss through the end of a relationship. I’m talking about loss in all of the different ways that we as human beings experience it: loss of self esteem, loss of goals, loss of direction, loss of hope, loss of a loved one, loss of control.” A general lack of coping skills, fewer life experiences, the rapid pace of change during adolescence, and teenagers’ natural impulsivity all contribute to a young person’s difficulty dealing with loss, leading some to contemplate suicide. Nicholson outlined the various warning signs of suicidal behaviour, such as sudden mood changes, dropping school grades, drug or alcohol abuse and reckless behaviour. She said while many of these issues can be normal among teens, the severity and length of the changes can be an indicator that a teen is contemplating suicide.

But she stressed that having tough conversations with teens and asking “Have you been thinking about suicide?” are essential to making sure those who are vulnerable get help. “At the end of the day, we need to remember that when somebody is at risk of suicide, if somebody has disclosed to you that they are thinking about suicide, now you need to get help.” Nicholson suggested people concerned about a teen should consult resources like the Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line of Eastern Ontario and Parents’ Lifeline of Eastern Ontario. If the situation is more urgent, teens can be taken to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario or their closest hospital for immediate assessment by a mental health professional. This was the third session to focus on the issue of youth suicide and Nicholson said attendance was high enough that the Royal Ottawa was considering a fourth in the near future. Anyone who has questions or concerns about suicide is encouraged to contact their family doctor, a mental health professional or the Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line of Eastern Ontario at 613-260-2360 or toll free at 1-877-377-7775.

Residents wanted for transit commission LAURA MUELLER

For the first time, Ottawa residents can have a direct voice at the table during transit discussions thanks to the creation of the new transit commission. This winter, the city created the commission to oversee operations for OC Transpo, and now it’s seeking four residents to sit on the commission. “For the issue of transit, it’s a new era. It’s a new phase,” said Diane Blais, the program manager for council and committee services at the city clerk’s office. Transit decisions used to be made by a committee of council composed of council members. Now, regular citizens will be added to the mix. The positions are voluntary and registration is open now. Those who will be selected for the commission should have a background in issues relating to public transit: policy, planning, governance, finance and administration, Blais said. The selection panel, which is made up of members already appointed to the commission, would have to assess whether a particular individual such as a transit user would have enough

expertise to be considered for the commission, Blais said. Interim commission chair Diane Deans (Gloucester-Southgate), Marianne Wilkinson (Kanata North) and Tim Tierney (Beacon Hill-Cyrville) were recommended for the transit commission selection committee, which needs to be approved by city council on Jan. 26. Like any city committee, members must be an Ottawa resident over 18 years of age. City employees cannot be members – that includes bus drivers, Blais said. Blais said the city clerk’s office has been getting a lot of phone calls and emails from people who are interested in sitting on the transit commission, and she expects to receive about 100 applications for the four seats available. “I expect there will be significant interest,” Blais said. The transit commission will report to council, but it will also have some authority to make decisions on its own. The commission will generally have one daytime meeting each month, although there could be more frequent meetings. The length of the meetings will vary from a couple of hours to an entire day,

People interested in sitting on the transit commission must apply with a resume and cover letter by the end of the day on Friday, Feb. 4. Applications are available at city hall or online at For more information, contact Blais at 613-580-2424, ext. 28091 or

OPEN HOUSES For more information on the city’s governance structure or to ask questions about sitting on a committee or board, drop in on one of the following open house sessions: Thursday, Jan. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall D 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Saturday, Jan. 22, 5 to 8 p.m. Councillors’ Lounge, second floor of city hall 110 Laurier Ave. W. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 9:00 a.m. to noon Jean Pigott Place Ground Floor, city hall 110 Laurier Ave. W.

LICENSE AND PROPERTY STANDARDS COMMITTEE The transit commission isn’t the only new city body seeking members. The new committee is seeking five citizen members to hear appeals on license and property standards issues. It’s slightly different from a body like the transit commission. The license and property standards committee is a semijudicial board, which means it makes final decisions on appeals (its rulings won’t need to be approved by council). Members on this committee will receive some compensation: approximately $50 per hearing. A number of existing boards and committees also need new members. Visit for the full list of committees seeking new members.

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Forty hour limit: the struggle to find, retain young volunteers EMMA JACKSON

When Laura Spragge was eight years old, she was volunteering at the Ottawa Humane Society, helping care for any cats brought into the shelter. By time she was in high school, she was helping at “a gamut of festivals� across the city. Now 22, she sits on two committees at Volunteer Ottawa, acts as the vice-chairwoman of the Cancer Society’s Relay For Life communications committee, monitors Volunteer Ottawa’s social media sites, and constantly combs the agency’s volunteer database for even more opportunities she can pile onto her already loaded plate. She does all this, while working a 40-hour week as a web design program co-ordinator at Algonquin College. Statistically speaking, the Wellington Village resident is just one volunteer in an age group with the highest volunteer participation in the city. Ottawa youth between the ages of 15 and 24 have the highest rate of volunteering of any age group, according to Volunteer Ottawa’s Jeff Bond, a surprising fact that could be tied to the mandatory 40 hours of volunteering Ontario students must complete to graduate high school. But Spragge is somewhat of an anomaly, one of the few who have made volunteering part of their everyday life. She donates about 12 hours a week to various organizations around the city – an accomplishment that is unmatched, and often considered unnecessary, by many of her peers. Young volunteers – many of whom feel forced to get involved to receive their diploma – are not sticking around for the longterm, either in their chosen volunteer activities or in their overall life plans. “What’s alarming is in the next age group we see an 18 per cent drop in volunteering, starting at 25 years old. It’s an alarming number, and we’re trying to find new ways to engage that age group,� Bond said, explaining that the 25 to 40 age group is likely focusing on finishing their education and starting careers and families, leaving little time for volunteering. Bond said this issue would be

significantly improved if youth were more effectively taught that getting involved was important at any time, and not just when it’s convenient or required. “If we don’t instill at a young age the importance of community, it doesn’t become a lifestyle. If we don’t make it a lifestyle then it’s easy to put it aside,� Bond said. “The expectation should be that they have a responsibility to their commu-

‘If we’re not leaving the youth with a very positive experience, if they’re coming away with the sense that they’re just doing their hours and it wasn’t a great experience, they won’t see the value’ Jeff Bond, Volunteer Ottawa nity. We all play a role in that to create this society, and by giving back to your society it makes it a better place.� Volunteer Ottawa is currently preparing for a new youth volunteer program aimed at engaging, educating and collaborating with young people about the importance of getting involved, which is scheduled to start at the end of January. He said the youth-for-youth program aims to figure out how organizations can make a young person’s volunteer experience more attractive and rewarding, so they are more likely to stick with it throughout their life. “If we’re not leaving the youth with a very positive experience, if they’re coming away with the sense that they’re just doing their hours and it wasn’t a great experience, they won’t see the value,� Bond explained. Spragge said she would like to believe that her peers are interested in getting involved in the community, even if it’s for selfish reasons such as padding their resumes and networking for future job opportunities. “Even if you’re looking for a false sense of power, you’re still

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helping someone in the end. If you’re just trying to boost your resume, someone will still get helped,� she said. “There’s obviously an element of trying to make yourself look better. There definitely are some pieces that can be perceived as selfish. But I’d like to believe that in the end our society thinks for the greater good.� She noted that there are so many options out there, that volunteering can be quite flexible no matter how busy a person is. “I think people forget that you don’t have to go to an organization to do these things. You can do a third party fundraiser, you can host a murder mystery party and charge your friends $10 to have a good night, and then donate that money to someone else,� she explained. “There’s ways that you don’t have to feel like you’re tied down to a com-

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Wellington Village resident Laura Spragge is a life-long volunteer, giving about 12 hours of her time each week to various organizations around the city. Her age group is notoriously poor at continuing to volunteer past the age of 24. mitment.� Bond said he believes with more education, both in the classroom and at home, youth will become the engaged citizens the city needs them to be,

for the rest of their lives. “Our philosophy is that youth engagement is like financial investments. You only reap the benefits tomorrow if you invest today,� he said.

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Spirit of volunteering isn’t dead


anadians are often known for their generosity, but it might be a reputation that’s slowly slipping away. According to National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, between 1997 and 2000 the number of adult Canadians volunteering fell from 31 per cent to 27 per cent. Locally, Volunteer Ottawa has seen an “alarming” drop in participation from those aged 24 to 40. That particular demographic sees an 18 per cent drop in volunteers. Youth, meanwhile, are putting in their required hours, if for no other reason than to earn their high school diploma. And a quick glance at any volunteerrun organization will show that a lot of retired people have found something altruistic to do with their time. But that missing demographic in the middle is raising

a red flag locally. That’s why Volunteer Ottawa is looking for new ways to get people over 25 back to volunteering. Those new ways include teaching youth about the importance of lending a hand and instilling in them a sense of community. Those are important lessons, but won’t be enough to swell the ranks of volunteers from that middle demographic. This isn’t about the spirit of volunteerism dying. People understand the importance of helping. The problem is more likely one of timing. That missing demographic is struggling to juggle the demands of a career, ferrying children to and from myriad activities, all while often caring for aging parents. The postmodern world is a bit of a pressure cooker when it comes to time management. With so many competing priorities, it shouldn’t come as

a surprise that there’s a gap, at least in formal volunteering. After all, we cannot forget those little extras parents do that might go unnoticed. Those numerous walk-a-thons around the city are packed with families, for example, but it’s hard to measure that kind of informal participation. And then there are those who choose to donate money because they can’t give of their time. The United Way certainly isn’t raising millions from youth and seniors alone. People want to help, and many do, just in varying ways. As for instilling a sense of community in youth, that’s a laudable goal everyone – parents, teachers and associations – should work toward. It’s that legacy that will see these youth help where they can during their working years, and then return to volunteer when the kids get a little older.


Welcome to the new, cheery Canada


must have missed the big announcement, so I was more than a little surprised to see the sign greeting us when we walked into Canada Customs and Immigration at the airport. “Hi. Step in to Canada,” it said. Hi? Since when does the Government of Canada say “hi” to people? Isn’t that a little … well, breezy? Particularly for a government of a country known for its reserve. And particularly at immigration. After all, this is where a visitor from another land makes his first acquaintance with our country. So you’d think the sign would be more formal, more august somehow. This is serious business, coming to Canada, with immigration officers glowering at you and demanding that you show good reason for deigning to enter. Or so we thought. Obviously, somebody decided it should be less so. Rather than saying, “Welcome to Canada. Stay in line,” the signs say: “Hi. Step in to Canada.” It’s actually quite a nice greeting, when you’re coming back from a stay in another country and feeling glad to be home. But it’s a bit of a shock. Just like finding out, when you open the hometown newspaper, that reusable bags, the kind we have been urged to, um, reuse,

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town may pose perils that we have never considered. Usually, we think of this as a very cautious place, not flinging around cheery welcomes or taking chances with reusable bags. When we travel, people ask us what Canadians are like. Are they like Americans? Well, sort of, we reply. We sound more or less the same. We eat the same kind of food, watch the same kind of movies, listen to the same kinds of music. There’s hockey, of course. That makes us different. And we might be a little less informal. We wouldn’t be the kind of people who put up a sign saying “Hi!” at the airport. Except that apparently we are. How this came to be is a mystery. If there was a big discussion about it, about whether signs should say “hi” at airports instead of “please wipe your feet and


try not to raise your voice” we missed it somehow. Perhaps we were out of the country when Parliament debated that. Somehow no one was talking about it when we returned, and no one was talking about the big competition run by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to come up with a new slogan to greet people at international airports. This being Canada, we couldn’t have changed the sign without a competition. These might have been some of the losing entries: “Welcome to Canada. No smoking anywhere.” “Hi. Please don’t use plastic bags and the reusable ones aren’t so great either.” “Welcome to Canada. No joking with the Immigration officers.” “Hi. Newspapers in the black box, tin cans in the blue box, food scraps in the green.” “Hi. Please remove overshoes before stepping in to Canada.” “Enjoy your stay and be sure to check out our anti-idling bylaws.” Well, we know now what the winner was. The next step is to consider the implications. Are we, as Canadians, ready to become the gregarious, hi-saying folks implied by the sign? Must we now talk to each other in elevators?

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Is sorting waste a waste of time? Brynna Leslie Capital Muse


hen did garbage become so complicated? Remember the late eighties when weird, lefty environmentalists persuaded their way into elementary school classrooms across the land to teach the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle? In 1989, impressionable youngsters would run home and lambast their parents for tossing empty wine bottles into plastic garbage bags. As I recall, the last “r” in the waste hierarchy – recycling – caught on pretty quickly. The original blue box campaign was so enviably simple. Not only were the three Rs of the waste hierarchy borrowed from a catchy, century-old slogan about elementary education, but they had been recalled many times since. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt invoked the three Rs to represent the relief, recovery and reform of his New Deal economic plan during the Great Depression). Thus in the eighties, children, their parents, and even some grandparents were rapidly indoctrinated. Now environmentalism has gone mainstream, and garbage has become, well, bureaucratic. There are protocols, procedures, itemized lists, and politically correct expressions. One person’s waste is another person’s fertilizer, if you know what I mean. You have to be careful what you take to the curb and who’s watching you when you do, not to mention the confusion this garbage division seems to trigger in people of all ages. At our house, every candy wrapper, dirty tissue and orange peel triggers a stand-and-stare at the bins: There’s the “slop bucket” for compost, the “black

bin” for recycling, the “wicker basket,” an aesthetically pleasing holding unit for newspapers, and the garbage can, which is mostly filled with low-grade plastic and metallic yogurt container tops. “Mom-my,” whines my four-year-old son from the frontline. “I don’t know where to put this.” He’s got a windowed envelope in his hand and I’m not sure what to tell him. As The City of Ottawa prepares for its 2011 garbage consultation, the talk has been all about increasing the uptake of green bins and recycling, especially in apartment buildings where participation numbers have dwindled. One city official bravely suggested that perhaps people shouldn’t even be responsible for divvying up their own garbage. Was he implying a potential return to the good ol’ single can approach? “I wish they would,” said a neighbour of mine, just one of several people I spoke to that experiences anxiety about garbage. “I’m constantly worried that I’m going to mess up the system. What happens if I throw out a banana peel with a sticker? Or what if a fork falls in the compost bin? Does it screw everything up? Have I totally messed up the system? Does somebody take it off, or does a machine do it?” Yes, and what about those bits of plastic tape on Christmas wrap or paper coffee cups with plastic lids? In food courts and fast food joints, I have a tendency to leave my garbage on the tray because I can’t think quickly enough to sort it into the various bins. (Secretly, I think someone comes along after me and tips the whole thing into the garbage, destined for the landfill). Trying to change behaviour takes time, especially habitual behaviour like tossing things away. Perhaps we should spend less time educating Ottawans on compost and recycling, and more time on the first “r” of the waste hierarchy, “reduce.” Then I’ll never have to feel guilty again about all those plastic-coated potato sacks I’ve been unwittingly stashing in the green bin for the last 12 months.


Local Craftsman Wins National Recognition A local renovator has won national recognition as one of Canada’s top performing home remodelling craftsmen. Richard Lavigne has been selected as a Canadian Craftsman of the Month from across Handyman Connection’s national network of home service professionals. “Richard has been doing fabulous work for our Ottawa homeowners for the past couple of years”, says business owner Merv McBride. “We’re especially

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Accreditation Canada and the Rick Hanson Institute announced last week they are working together to create the world’s first ever set of standards for spinal cord injury care. The announcement, made in a statement issued by the two non-profit organizations, has been a long time coming, said Wendy Nicklin, president and CEO of Accreditation Canada. The standards will be developed from evidence-based research collected by a committee made up of experts in spinal cord research, nurses and doctors. “It is very important that experts participate in the development of the standards. This group of experts will come together and look at what already exists and works, as well as look at the number of areas in spinal cord injury care where standards do not exist at all and from that, the standards will be developed,” Nicklin said. The study, which starts this month, will hopefully begin to show results as early as 2012. Nicklin notes that Accreditation Canada will take the evidence gathered and translate it into standards from which spinal care patients will be able benefit. “We will look at what standards do exist now and find where the gaps are. Continuum of care is important to us and we want a set of standards that involve all

health care sectors – from family physicians to hospital to rehab centres,” Nicklin said. To develop the standards, Accreditation Canada will take the information their committee and other experts gather and use it to create clinical pilot projects across Canada. These pilot projects will help establish which treatments work well and where improvements need to be made. Those findings will then go under further review byovernment officials, hospital administrators and doctors, Nicklin said, to create even more of an accurate set of standards. When Dr. Eve Tsai, a neurosurgeon at the Ottawa Hospital, learned about the standards that Accreditation Canada and the Rick Hanson Institute will be developing she was beyond pleased with the news. “The great thing about standards is that it helps to set a benchmark across Canada and then, hopefully, later on, you can build upon these standards to improve the care even more,” Tsai said. Tsai, who has a long history in the field of spinal cord injury research, said that in the beginning very little knowledge was available to practitioners. “The tragic thing is that an injury like this one usually happens to younger people. It is an injury that in one unfortunate moment results in a permanent lifetime

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Dr. Eve Tsai, a neurosurgeon at the Ottawa Hospital, is excited about the potential that Accreditation Canada and the Rick Hanson Institute’s project on creating standards in spinal cord injury care will have on improving patient care across Canada. change,” Tsai said. Tsai has noted it is the attention people like Rick Hanson and Christopher Reeve have brought to the injury that has al-

lowed great advancements to be made in research over the years. Tsai, who has worked in clinics across Canada, has seen many practices across that offer the potential to build a good set of standards on. “Basic things are already happening across the country, like the cervical collars which are being put on injured patients for precaution. I recall when patients who had been in an accident wouldn’t have their neck protected and in many cases patients would have a spinal cord injury result from that,” Tsai said. Nicklin said that when it comes to standards, there are always changes that can be made as new research and new technology come in the years ahead. “Standards are never etched in stone. It is very important that periodically the standards will be upgraded and changed through new feedback, what new studies show and current knowledge dictates,” Nicklin said. This is when Accreditation Canada reviews their standards with mini-reviews. “I think anytime you can try to improve care for patients is great and I truly support it,” Tsai said. Tsai looks forward to helping out if needed in regards to the standards in spinal cord injury. “Anytime that you try to evaluate something it helps to improve things and I will certainly do what I can to help.” 436430

Business owners worry about loss of clients during 10-month closure From FREE SHUTTLE page 1 Barry Wagorn, who runs a garage at 1349 Cyrville Rd. with his wife, Susette, indicated he’s worried about the disruption the long-term closure will cause. “We are a garage business, we rely on the drive-by business we have always had. We are going to be at the end of a dead end street for a year and that is not what we pay taxes for,” Wagorn said. Wagorn’s business has been in operation since 1963 and this is the first time Wagorn has worried about losing driveby customers. Although consultations were held by the Ministry of Transportation regarding the closure of the bridge, Wagorn said he believes the decision was made before they asked the residents of the area. “It was a fait accompli, as they say in French,” Susette Wagorn said. “It was as though their minds were already made up by the time they asked us what we thought or wanted.” The new bridge will be widened to a four lane road, which will be able to accommodate the potential expansion of Cyrville Road in the future. Although details weren’t immediately available, Tierney also noted that there will be a weekend in March when Highway 417 under the bridge will be closed to traffic.



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• JAN. 21 TO 23 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Weekend entertainment includes Terry McCann playing on Jan. 21 from 7 to 11 p.m. and The Legends on Jan. 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Jan. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m.. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539.

• JAN. 23 Atlantic Voices: the Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa presents its winter concert, Cape Breton: Beautiful Island, Beautiful Music, at 3 p.m. at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank St. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Hannie at 613-722-9240. Admission is free for children 12 years and under. Visit our website

• JAN. 26 The Ottawa Centennial Chapter of Ikebana International welcomes members and guests to attend a Lecture by Mark Burleton, NCC/ Head of Rideau Hall Grounds and Gardens. His topic: Trees, Shrubs and Perennials for a flower arranger’s garden at the Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset St. East from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. Container Exchange and an Auction will be part of the program. There is a $10 fee for non-members. Free parking. Call 613-7330596 or visit

• JAN. 27 Ottawa Independent Writers Monthly Meeting. How To Get Started on Your Book: Ottawa author Nicole McGill will explain how writers begin, organize and end their stories. 7 p.m. Library and Archives Canada, Room 156, 395 Wellington St. $10 for guests. Info: (613) 7313873 or

Havana Night! Come out for some hot fun for a good cause at the Old Firehall, for a night of Cuban music, Cuban eats, and of course mojitos! Tickets are $35 and the fun starts at 8 pm. Bring your dancing shoes! Instruction will be available for those who wish to learn the “Cuban Motion.” More information and tickets at, or call 613-247-4946.

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• JAN. 28 TO 30 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Weekend entertainment includes Peter and Joan playing on Jan. 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Alex Lopez on Jan. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Jan.30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539.

Walk for Memories, Ottawa’s premier indoor fundraising walk for Alzheimer research, takes place at Carleton University Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the

13,000 people with dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County as well as their families. For details, visit or call 613-523-4004. Help us reach our goal of $180,000. The Glebe Neighbhourhood Activities Group (GNAG) is hosting its first annual Pre-To-Three Health and Wellness Forum from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave., 613-564-1058, This free event will feature educational, recreational, health and fitness information for expectant families and those with newborns.

• JAN. 29 Irish Social Dance, 8 p.m., St Margaret Mary Church, 7 Fairbairn Ave., for singles or couples of all ages, free dance lessons are given, free munchies and tea, live music by the Ottawa Ceili Band, donation. Info: Brian ‘Hey Buster’ LIVE, in concert at Hilson Ave PS. Local kids band will perform their fun, wonkytonk-folk-a-rockabilly booger-peedancing songs. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., concert starts at 10:30. Tickets available at the door $5 each, grandparents are free! For more info on the band goto, for tickets and concert info email 613-729-770, 407 Hilson Ave.


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Lindenlea gives youngsters control on the ice MICHELLE NASH

A new learn-to-skate program offered at the Lindenlea Park skating rink aims to help kids and parents feel more comfortable when they hit the ice this winter. The Lindenlea Community Association started up the skating lessons to offer young children the opportunity to learn basic skating techniques. Coached by Emily Surge, children have the opportunity to learn to skate while making friends, getting outside and most importantly, having fun. “We wanted to offer the lessons so everyone would feel more comfortable on the rink,” Maggie Knaus said. As program co-ordinator for the Lindenlea Community Association, she organized the skating lessons, just one of many such learning opportunities offered by the association. After the younger children leave the ice, Surge begins her introduction to figure skating program at the rink. “This is great, I have never taught outside before and the kids are really great,” Surge said. Surge is a certified coach from Skate Canada and coaches at the Minto Skating club. She arrives at the sessions with stick-

ers, balls and markers in tow to teach the three- to- five-year-olds how to skate. “This is actually my first time teaching all alone, the kids are a lot of work, but they are so much fun, they just really seem to love it out here,” Surge said. The parents stand on the ice, wincing as they watch their children fall, get up and fall again. One young skater, Christopher, keeps falling, but does not give up as his mother stands by watching nervously. “He is so brave, the way he just keeps on trying,” Maria Salinas-Selva said of her son. For Emma Farquhar, it is only her second time out on the ice and the only ones who seem concerned are her parents, Bruce and Christelle Farquhar. “Her mother is also learning how to skate, then she gives me the lessons she has had. We are planning a day on the canal soon,” Bruce Farquhar said. Emma skates around laughing, but stays focused on Surge’s every word. The lessons involve learning to start, stop, and moving comfortably on the ice. As the lesson continues, Christopher’s mom cringes as he falls again, but he just picks himself up and continues on with the lesson.

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The new skating lessons offered at the Lindenlea Park give small children a chance to learn the basics; start, stop and stand. Donned in helmets and warm clothing, the kids skate around, lie on the ice and give it their all during the lessons offered by Minto Skating club coach Emily Surge.

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DAN PLOUFFE Rogers TV broadcaster Dan Mooney received a media lifetime achievement honour on Wednesday, Jan. 19 during the Ottawa Sports Awards dinner at Algonquin College – a recognition for 25 years of hard work that no one deserves more, says former Ottawa Citizen sports editor Tom Casey. “When you look at everything he covers, day-in, day-out, that can be pretty tough,” notes Casey, who spent 39 years in the sports news business. “It’s not like he’s going to the press box at the Corel Centre, he’s on the sidelines or up in some makeshift press box, half the time people don’t give you the right roster – it’s not easy work. “A lot of guys would just kiss that off, but he’s in there every day and his enthusiasm doesn’t wane. He’s doing an Atom or Peewee game, and to him, it’s like the sixth game of the Stanley Cup. “We need more people like that.” Mooney grew up in Ottawa East, and sports were always a big part of his life. He and his friends all played “everything”, including a three-hole golf course they’d set up with Campbell’s Soup cans on the lawn where the Canadian Tire now sits on Coventry Road.

“We’d play a 72-hole tournament in a day, kept going around the loop with 7-irons,” Mooney smiles. “I was more than infatuated with sports. It took up a lot of my time.” Not only was the TV always tuned to games at home, there was also a family connection to sports media since his uncle, Bob Mellor, was a Citizen sports columnist. “He was around all those guys we only saw on television,” the Rideau High School grad recounts. “I was always fascinated by his stories, so I guess it was only natural for me to get into that kind of thing.” The way Mooney wound up with his first broadcast gig was anything but natural, however. Mooney was at a party when the niece of CFL broadcast legend Pat Marsden came up to him and said she’d be doing colour commentary at a Sooners football game on Ottawa cablevision, but they needed to find a play-by-play guy. “It was a little choppy,” Mooney laughs. “But you’ve got to do it the first time once, so I kept going. They liked what I was doing, and I liked what I was doing, so I stayed at it.” Over the years, Mooney covered a wide variety of sports – 15 different ones in the past two years alone. Highlights included calling the last Sooners national title win in 1992 and a

pretty important to them.” A BIG HEART FOR THE GAME

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Dan Mooney was recognized with a media lifetime achievement honour from the Ottawa Sports Awards this week for 25 years of work covering amateur sports for Rogers TV. 1995 nationwide broadcast of the Centennial Cup Jr. ‘A’ final where the host Gloucester Rangers lost by a goal to Calgary. But it’s really Mooney’s work on high school sports and other community events that Casey remembers him best for. “He’s really the broadcast voice of amateur sport in this city,” Casey says. “All the kids in that room (for the Ottawa Sports Awards), I bet Dan’s seen them play at least once. It’s pretty neat to see yourself and watch yourself on TV every night. For a lot of these people, I think he’s

Four-and-a-half years ago, the Ottawa sports community nearly lost their voice. Mooney suffered a heart attack that eventually took about two years for him to recover to a point where he felt reasonably well. “The Heart Institute is a wonderful place,” Mooney notes. “If it were not for them, they’d be giving somebody else this award.” The current Ottawa 67’s public address announcer can no longer play any sports besides golf, but he thrives on being a part of the action as a broadcaster. “It’s my way of still being able to participate,” Mooney explains, adding that it was particularly special to return to Rideau to cover several high school championships last year. “I spent so much time in that gym in high school, and then to be sitting right at centre court calling basketball was a little surreal, coming full-circle.” The media lifetime achievement award trophy carries the names of Ernie Calcutt, Eddie McCabe and Brian Smith – all influences to Mooney, who finds it “humbling” to be associated with that group. “I’m very grateful for all of

my friends at Rogers and all the people that I’ve worked with,” Mooney adds, highlighting the TV station’s devotion to community sports. “Yeah, they’re recognizing my contributions, but I wouldn’t be able to make those contributions if it were not for all these people that work so hard.” Gloucester resident MarieEve Chainey, who organized a run to encourage kidney disease patients to be active last summer at the Canadian Aviation Museum, was presented a “special recognition of achievement in sport” honour at the Sports Awards ceremony. The 27-year-old University of Ottawa student, a dialysis patient herself, competed in the 2010 national club championships as a high jumper. Also recognized at the gala were the OFSAA-champion Ashbury Colts boys’ basketball team and the national women’s ball hockey champs from Ottawa Vanier United, along with individual sports athletes-of-the-year Nathalie Girouard (ball hockey) and the Minto Skating Club’s Anna McCorriston (figure skating). University of Ottawa GeeGees quarterback Brad Sinopoli and Olympic speedskater Kristina Groves were chosen as the city’s top male and female athletes-of-the-year for 2010. Visit for a complete list of winners.

Robinson team downs Yzerman squad in CCHL all-star game DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN

Considering Alex Brenton wasn’t even supposed to play in the Central Canada Hockey League All-Star Classic, he had quite the showing at the Bell Sportsplex in Kanata on Jan. 12. The Kemptville 73’s right winger was not named to the 21player Robinson Division roster on Dec. 21. Instead, he and Smiths Falls Bears winger Matt Robertson were chosen to fill in for Carleton Place Canadians winger Tyler Kotlarz and Cornwall Colts forward Kevin Cole. But even with the original slight, Brenton netted all of the Robinson team’s goals – including two in the third period – in a 3-2 win over the Yzerman Division. Brenton’s final tally came with 48 seconds remaining. Canadians centre Ryan Lowe assisted on two of Brenton’s markers. Brenton’s first goal of the game allowed the Robinson allstars to take a 1-0 lead into the intermission.

But Pembroke Lumber Kings forwards Matthew Peca and Brandon Gagne responded in the second period to put the Yzerman all-stars ahead before Brenton’s third-period heriocs. Both Lumber Kings had two points apiece. Gagne, teammate Ted Pletsch and Nepean Raiders captain Craig Cowie replaced Pembroke’s Jonathan Milley, Cumberland Grads captain Michael Borkowski and Gloucester Rangers centre Andrew Creppin in the game. Justin Gilbert of the Brockville Braves earned the victory for the Robinson stars. He entered the game at the midway point of the second period and surrendered two goals on 15 shots after relieving Pete Karvouniaris of the Colts. Kanata Stallions netminder Scott Shackell was credited with the loss. He stopped 21 of 23 shots after taking over from Alex Chretien at the same point as Robinson team switched goalies. The Bears goalie, Chretien, turned aside 15 pucks while allowing one goal against. Brenton and Peca took home

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Ryan Lagace of the Ottawa Junior Senators and Zachary Carriveau of the Nepean Raiders suited up in the same colours against Jacob Laliberte of the Cornwall Colts during the CCHL all-star game, held on Jan. 12. The Gloucester Rangers also saw representation at the game. respective player of the game honours. Forwards Ryan Lagace and Conor Brown represented the Ottawa Jr. Senators on the Yzerman Division team.

The Robinson Division consists of the Cornwall Colts, Brockville Braves, Carleton Place Canadians, Smiths Falls Bears, Kemptville 73’s and Hawkesbury Hawks. The Yzer-

man Division is made up of the Pembroke Lumber Kings, Gloucester Rangers, Nepean Raiders, Kanata Stallions, Ottawa Jr. Senators and Cumberland Grads.

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‘Voice of amateur sport’ wins lifetime achievement award

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Arts and Culture

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On the opening night of their art exhibit, Just Girls Art Show, Alyssa Hartvich, Asia Oberle, Sahar Salari, Yasmin Salehi, Lenishka Stubbs and Devan Vasile celebrated with their parents, friends and art lovers. At four feet wide and eight feet tall, each piece of artwork sets an impression for anyone who walks through the doors of the Dale Smith Gallery.

Young artists shine at first public exhibition MICHELLE NASH

Six Grade 12 girls from Elmwood School in Rockcliffe will be showcasing works of art at a local gallery. The exhibition, called Just Girls Art Show: Passions, Obsessions and Collections, was conceived by their art teacher, Heawon Chun. The students, Alyssa Hartvich, Asia Oberle, Sahar Salari, Yasmin Salehi, Lenishka Stubbs and Devan Vasile, have had have been studying under Chun for about two years, since she arrived at the all girls’ day school. Chun said she has worked as an art teacher for the past 20 years and loves to give her students the opportunity to express themselves. Much like what Chun has done at previous school, she wanted to find a gallery to showcase the girls work. Dale Smith Gallery owner and curator, Dale Smith was more than happy to give these girls the opportunity. “It is going to be a wonderful show and I am really excited about it,” Smith said. Compared to other student exhibitions this one will just showcase works of art by girls. Smith indicated he feels this will offer an exhibition with a slightly different perspective. The theme of the show was wedding dresses and the tools of the trade were objects. One student used a fork for her piece, another used a ring. One student even drew her piece while blindfolded. The paintings are four feet wide and eight feet tall, something Chun said the girls found a little daunting at first, but she knew they could do it. “The girls are really excited about the show. They accomplished something they never thought they could do before,” Chun said. She added that she guided them through the process, with months of preparatory work. Using different tools is one part of the curriculum Chun teaches and she has found her students always take on the task with enthusiasm. “They went home and looked for things to make the markings with,” Chun said. “It was a great learning process because it is all trial and error.” Salari stood proudly in front of her wedding dress as her mother took her

photo. “This is an amazing opportunity and I loved working on the dress,” said Salar, who used a fork as her tool. “It was incredibly interesting to use something other than a paintbrush,” she added. Her mother noted that she is very proud of her daughter. An avid artist herself, she was blown away by the size of the painting and talent of her daughter. Not all of Chun’s students made it into the show. This is important for Chun as an art teacher because it creates motivation for her other students. “It is something you have to work hard to get into, I think that is where it can become inspiring for the girls,” Chun said. Of the six girls whose art is being showcased at the gallery, only one intends on following a post-secondary education in art. From the talent that Chun has seen come from her six students, she said she hopes that they’ll apply the learning process they experienced with this project and exhibit to other parts of their life. With an eye for art, Smith has found that with students their art can project the strength of their teacher. With these pieces, Smith sees the amazing inspiration Chun has taught her students. “Considering these girls have no intention to go into art, you have to be inspired by the kind of teacher who can get them to tackle this type and amount of work,” Smith said. For Smith, when it comes to showcasing an artist or artists at her gallery, she has a number of details that she looks for which make a piece of art stand out. From knowledge of composition, colour, balance, whether she feels there is a vision there, whether there is a solid knowledge about what makes a good photograph or canvas stand out, Smith has seen many of these aspects in the work produced by the students. “I think the work here is just solid, solid work. Part of that is Heawon (Chun) because she is an accomplished artist herself and most importantly, the way these girls have handled their medium shows a lot of excitement,” Smith said. The exhibition at the gallery, located at 137 Beechwood Ave. runs until Feb. 8. The free exhibit is open to the public.

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The new exhibit Melting now appearing on the walls of the Downtown Rideau Underpass expresses the imagination of a child and the harsh reality of dealing with loss all in a single photo of a snowman. This is New Edinburgh artist Kelly Ann Beaton’s second time showcasing her artwork for the Winter Public Art Exhibition Series put on by the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area in collaboration with the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation. Beaton’s photo series focuses on the importance of a snowman in the wintertime and how as quickly as one can be built, it can also melt away. “Snowmen are temporary so they will eventually disappear. It is very bittersweet,” Beaton said. “But they are also an immediate expression of imagination and the environment. “I think there really are no two snowmen alike, aside from the accessories such as hats and carrot noses. Just as human beings are all different, they too are all different.” Her main hope for this exhibit is to have the public take notice. “I want the person who is passing by to stop and respond. It doesn’t matter what their response is, just that there is a response,” Beaton said.

Photo by Michelle Nash

Artist Kelly Ann Beaton’s snowmen cover a downtown underpass for the 2011 Winter Public Art Exhibition series. Beaton chose snowmen as a subject because she finds that, just like humans, no two snowmen are alike. Peggy Ducharme, executive director of the Downtown Rideau BIA, said they picked Beaton’s series because they were looking for something that could complement the winter season. Beaton’s snowmen does just that, she indicated. “We loved Kelly Anne’s exhibit the previous year and when

it came time to pick one for this year, her snowmen came to mind,” Ducharme said. Beaton’s series was captured on a single shot, Kodak disposable camera. Beaton chose to use this tool for her photographs because she wanted to demonstrate that taking a photo is a simple thing that anyone can

do and something beautiful can come from it. “I feel that this camera offers a very affordable way for people to be able to express themselves,” Beaton said. The artist, who is also a filmmaker, has always used film. She indicated that she found using 35 mm film for this project was a

Ottawa-produced TV show takes radical approach to math EMMA JACKSON

When it comes to edu-tainment, Ottawa’s got talent. The Prime Radicals is a brand new show created by GAPC Entertainment, boasting an all-Ottawa cast and a unique mandate to tie its zany humour to Ontario’s Grade 1 and 2 math curriculum. The 15-minute episodes, which aired for the first time on Jan. 15 on TVO, cater to kids aged six to eight, but it by no means feels like an everyday math class. “We wanted to put the math in the context of a story and some characters, something that has a little bit of a story arc,” said executive producer Hoda Elatawi. “So we came up with goofy Uncle Norm. We don’t really know what he does for a living, he’s stumbling, he’s bumbling, and he’s always got a problem. And his niece and nephew Kevin and Alanna, they’re the ones that are empowered in terms of finding a solution.” Vanier resident and Glebe

Collegiate English teacher Norman MacQueen plays Uncle Norm, a wacky character with a top secret “hush hush” job, who happens to be pretty naive about math – which MacQueen said is perfect for him. “I was never a strong math student myself when I was a kid, and the fact that I’m supposed to play a character that’s not mathematically inclined, its very fitting,” he laughed. Uncle Norm’s niece is played by 19-year-old Orleans resident Alanna Bale, while 12-year-old Hunt Club resident Kevin Wang plays his nephew. Throughout the course of the episodes, the kids are tasked with solving one of Uncle Norm’s many problems by using math in a unique and real-world way. At the end of each of the 26 episodes, Bale will lead a craft that reinforces the lesson, and Barrhaven singer 13-year-old Ayda Khan will end the show with an upbeat tune about the math content. The show was developed in collaboration with Queens Uni-

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Glebe Collegiate English teacher Norman MacQueen plays Uncle Norm on the Prime Radicals. versity math education professor Lynda Colgan, who helped weave real and relevant math content into the stories in fun and exciting ways. The studio is also developing an interactive website as an extension of the show, which will include craft instructions, downloadable

song files, and games through the TVO main site. And even though the content is meant for Grade 1 and 2 students, Wang said even he – who prefers math to English class – was always learning on set. “For example, did you know there are 42,000 ways to tie a lace? Or that twice around your thumb is equal to your wrist? Not many people actually know those things. It’s really amazing how these really unique things are true,” he explained. Elatawi said she discovered Wang in an unconventional place – the Kumon learning centre where she sent her children. As her search for the perfect nephew grew more urgent, she decided to call the math skills centre to see if any kids stood out. Despite the fact that the Fisher Park Grade 7 student had only done a small amount of acting, Wang came to mind immediately, and he auditioned perfectly, Elatawi said, adding that he was incredibly natural and relaxed on set. The entire season was filmed

natural decision. “I am a filmmaker and all my films have been shot on film. And on a film camera you do not get to see what your picture looks like so you have to wait to see it. It adds a level of anticipation,” Beaton said. She also finds there’s a need to be more precise because there aren’t the same opportunities to change it. She has found this makes the picture that much more valuable to her and her project. “Sometimes in the error of a picture it ends up being the best shot,” Beaton said. When Beaton found out about being the featured exhibition she decided to do some more research about snowmen and found out that Jan. 18 is World Day of Snowman. This was something Beaton found very amusing and surprising, but most of all, fitting for the timing of her exhibit. “It is always so interesting to find out that the world you thought was so big is actually so small and many people are out there thinking the same thing as you,” she said. The day stems from the fact that the snowman is a symbol known anywhere that snow falls on the ground, and that makes it something everyone should stop and take notice of. Beaton’s exhibit will be on display until April.

during the month of July at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, which Wang said was difficult because memorizing lines was tough to do in such a short time period. “I would work all day, and then at night I would have a few hours to memorize, memorize, memorize, non-stop,” he said. “It was basically like school, but harder. A lot more fun, though.” Wang said it was especially fun to work with Uncle Norm and Alanna, who made him feel comfortable on set. “Alanna and Uncle Norm, they made life a lot easier. They really fit me into it, and if I made a mistake they would just cover me,” he said. “It basically felt like we were a group of friends chatting away.” The show’s official launch will take place on Jan. 22 at the Ottawa Family Cinema on Broadview Avenue, where the theatre will also show its first 3D film. The Prime Radicals will air every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on TVO. The show will also be syndicated across other provincial educational channels, including Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta

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1@ $18,888**


$133* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

CAR CODE bhactv

2010 Chevrolet Impalas 2 TO CHOOSE FROM! US1661

CAR CODE tvjubr

$284* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

New Year’s Deal

1@ $27,888** Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 2 TO CHOOSE FROM! US1660


1@ $24,888**

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

2005 Cadillac SRX

4 dr, 5 spd, a/c, only 64,000 kms

Roof and Snow Tires! 11-8010A


INC FREE winter tires and rims or $65** biweekly + taxes 6.9% for 72 months

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 60 Mths

2010 GMC Acadia SLT AWD


CAR CODE thccya

2010 Saturn Vue

1@ $21,888** $112* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

2007 Pontiac Vibe Auto/Air, Steel wheels, with 49,300kms! P-3584A

CAR CODE xnkmde

CAR CODE byfamn

$171* Bi-weekly


Fwd, V-6, Power Group, Low kms. 4 Available

CAR CODE maccof

$179* Bi-weekly

2007 Chevy Aveo

$16,888** $123* Bi-weekly

CAR CODE pgeheh

$199* Bi-weekly

2007 GMC Canyon Truck 2WD, 5 CYL, A/C, with 58,000km! P-3574A

CAR CODE eoroqg

Plus Taxes, 6.29% for 96 Mths

2009 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac CTS RWD



$26,888 **$217* Bi-weekly

$12,888** $107* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 72 Mths

Heated leather. Only 21,000 kms. 5 Available


1@$35,888** Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

2009 Chevrolet Uplander ABS breaks, remote entry, rear wiper, 54,031km! US1616A

CAR CODE ubbesm

$16,888** $123* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

2009 GMC Savana 3500 16’ cube, A/C, ramp with 26,000km. PR3365

CAR CODE pyrppd

613.225.CARS (2277)

CAR CODE upbydo


1200 Baseline @ Merivale *Payments included all fees only HST and license extra. Bi-weekly payments are 72/84/96 months OAC. Finance example $10,000 at 6.29% for 96 months, bi-weekly payment is $61, COB is $3157. **Purchase price includes all fees only HST and license extra.

CAR CODE hayoub

$227* Bi-weekly

Queensway (417) (Experimental Farm)

Baseline Myers Cadillac Chevrolet NEW SHOWROOM

Myers Used Car Centre


$139* Bi-weekly

CAR CODE nctytv

2 TO CHOOSE FROM! Cruise control, alloy wheels, leather, with 32,976km! US1600

Merival e

1@ $21,888**

Excellent Condition! US1594A

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche


2 TO CHOOSE FROM! Sunroof and heated leather with 25,406km! US1609

2010 Buick Lucerne


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