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HERITAGE RENOVATION Neighbours might not be sold on an addition to a New Edinburgh home, but so far the city is giving the project the green light.

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AERIAL ACROBATICS Visitors to the newly renovated Aviation and Space Musuem will get a surprise when they walk in, as a Snowbird soars above their heads.

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Rockcliffe Park Residents’ Association secretary Iola Price loves trees and hopes a joint initiative with the Manor Park Community Association, Lindenlea Community Association and the New Edinburgh Community Association will help save the ash trees in their neighbourhood.

Rideau-Rockcliffe battling invasive insect MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

ATHLETIC PURSUITS About 50 athletes, coaches and officials from Ottawa will descend on Nova Scotia this weekend to represent the province at the Canada Winter Games.

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Local community associations in Rideau-Rockcliffe plan on working together to save their ash trees from the destructive emerald ash borer. In an effort to combat the invasive insect, the city started removing trees on Feb. 3, a project that will last for six weeks. Close to 700 trees will be removed from 23 different areas in the city. In 2010, the city removed 150 trees. Since then, the infestation has grown worse and the city has seen the need to aggressively combat the insect. The removal and treatment by the city will only be for trees located on municipal property,

so the environmental committees of the four associations headed by Lindenlea’s community association member Dean Frank decided to come together to get a group rate on TreeAzin, the inoculation registered for control in Canada, to help save the trees in their area. “We want to save as many trees as we can for as many years as we can,” Frank said. “The important thing is to make all the residents aware of what is happening and whether or not they have an ash tree in their front yard. When I approached the other associations to help save the trees they were all just as positive as Lindenlea.” Rockcliffe Park Residents’ Association secretary Iola Price indicated her group is

happy to be on board. The associations are working together to preserve the trees and help maintain a healthy, environment-friendly area where property values won’t decline due to the loss of foliage. Known as the tree lady in the neighbourhood, Price has made it her mission to try and save as many ash trees as she can. She indicated it’s important for residents to easily know what an ash tree looks like and know whether it’s in distress. “An ash tree has diamond shapes on their trunk,” she explained, adding other distinct characteristic to an ash tree is that the tree forms an arch with its branches, but the twigs have an opposite effect at the end of each branch.

The treatments the associations plan to undertake will only buy neighbourhoods some time, though, because while inoculations against the emerald ash borer prolong the life of the tree, it doesn’t prevent it from dying. At a demonstration of inoculation and tree removal on an ash tree-lined street at the corner of Claude and Dan avenues, environment services committee chairperson Maria McRae (River Ward) said the city will try to save as many trees as they can, but in some cases the infestation of the emerald ash borer has become too severe. “The bottom line is that we can try to save the tree for a short period of time, See INFECTED on page 17

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Province announces funding for francophone services 1,800 frontline support workers to be trained MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Francophone women who are victims of violence will soon be able to seek out support services for themselves and their children in their first language. On Friday, Feb. 4 Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur and Laurel Broten, the minister responsible for women’s issues, announced that the Ontario government will be providing $819,000 to train 1,800 frontline support workers for women who have suffered from violence. Centre espoir Sophie director Chantal Girard said this funding support will help give francophone women a feeling of security and safety, but, more importantly, they will get the help they need in their own language. “It is amazing that these women will have better care and care that is accessible to them in their first language,” Girard said. Broten added this money will help in the areas where frontline

workers operate. Those workers have said they need more training, she indicated. “I met with francophone women last year who have left wartorn countries and they are still healing from the violence they have lived through,” Broten continued. “And they come here and our frontline providers need extra training to understand and help them heal.” She added that the Ontario government is currently working on a sexual violence action plan. After the announcement, the centre played a film to showcase the type of help this funding will give to an agency such as Centre espoir Sophie. Girard mentioned the need for more trained workers to help these victims is growing. “This money will help give information, help the support workers make these women feel more comfortable becoming social and taking part in social activities,” Girard added. Meilleur said the most important thing was to get the word out to women who were too afraid to find comfort. The new training that will be provided will help these women of violence have a better chance to change their lives, she said.

Presland Road development will go forward, city says Re-zoning application is currently on hold MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

An application to convert a convent on 127 Presland Rd. to a 307 unit apartment building is under review, but the city says they plan to move forward with the development. Details on the city’s website state the application is currently on hold, however the city is currently reviewing the application through its various committees and departments, adding comments and concerns to the application. City spokeswoman Jocelyn Turner said the development is indeed still happening despite the current status of the application. “The intention is to still go forward,” she said. The convent, which houses a Roman Catholic order of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary, is going through an application process to convert the building into two eight-storey towers with a lower four and

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The Overbrook community remains uncertain whether development plans to convert the Presland Road convent into a 307 unit apartment building meet the concerns of the residents in the neighbourhood. six-storey section by developer Group Lepine. City staff from infrastructure, planning, public works and environmental committees will be adding their observations to the application. “They all review the application and provide comments,” Turner said. The proposal for the new apartment building has sparked community opposition on a number of issues, including a campaign complete with a website, www. saveoverbrook.com. The campaign has been organized by Scott Richardson, who lives on Prince Albert Street, which is directly behind where the proposed development will be built. Robertson indicated he would rather see a house-oriented development instead of the apartment building being proposed. Sheila Perry, president of the Overbrook Community Council, said the community has kept a close eye on the application and so far have not seen

many changes. “We still have major questions and remain not satisfactory at the moment,” Perry said. She also noted that the application process is far from complete in the community’s eyes. “Changes have been posted as the application process continues, but it is all tentative,” Perry added. One of the main concerns the community has is the traffic flow. The building proposes parking for 205 residential parking spaces with 98 visitor parking spots. The building will be placed to take advantage of the Vanier Parkway, a road Perry said is already too congested. She said she believes the proposal needs to better address this issue. “We are just not seeing any significant movement on these issues,” Perry said. Turner said the review process could take a few weeks to a few months. With files from Laura Mueller

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Changes coming to Chrichton Street home New Edinburgh homeowner gets support for controversial addition LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Neighbours aren’t sold on a modern-looking addition to a New Edinburgh heritage home, but the city’s planning committee liked it. The two-storey addition to a home at 73 Chrichton Ave. was approved by the city’s planning committee (it still needs the final approval of full council). Jean-Louis Wallace has owned the house since 1998 and wanted to use its rare side yard to expand the home to make it more comfortable for his him, his wife Brenda Baxter and their daughter. The problem is that there are some restrictive guidelines on construction within New Edinburgh because it is designated as a heritage conservation dis-

trict. Joan Mason, president of the New Edinburgh Community Alliance, argued that the proposed addition didn’t meet in the intent of the guidelines, which encourage additions to be built in the back on homes. “It’s our responsibility to preserve this ambience, this look,” Mason said, adding that the addition looks “exceedingly different” than other homes in the community. But Coun. Peter Hume (Alta Vista), chair of the planning committee, said that the design of the addition still meets the goals of the guidelines. The point is to ensure the main building is still the main focus. The front of the proposed addition is to be set back three metres from the facade of the main house, making it impossible to

see from several directions. An addition could have an even more negative impact if it was built at the back of the home, said Coun. Jan Harder (Barrhaven). A large, manicured garden and mature trees would be lost, and it would have an impact on neighbours’ privacy and backyard views, she argued. An addition on the side and rear of the home would have less impact, Harder said. “If anything, (the guidelines) should reflect the impact on more than just the streetscape,” Harder said. The addition is planned to be two stories high, but the second storey is set back nine metres from the front of the house. The homeowner and architect originally planned a three-storey addition, but scaled back the proposal after neighbours expressed concerns. In the first proposal, the addition was 95 per cent of the size of the main house, and the scaled-down version is 75 per cent of the size of

the main building. A door on the front of the addition will be made to look more like a window so it blends in. Wallace told the planning committee that 165 households in the community have indicated their support for his proposal. Still, some community members said they felt the addition doesn’t fit in with the fabric of the community. Katherine Arkay, who is also with the New Edinburgh Community Alliance, said the addition is not compatible and inappropriate with the neighbourhood. “This is not sensitive to the qualities of the existing setting,” she said. The city’s bylaws restrict the size of additions to 30 per cent of the size of the original building, and approving this addition at more than 70 per cent the original size sends a message that the city’s heritage guidelines can be ignored, Arkay said.

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A two-storey addition to a home at 73 Chrichton St. has passed another city hurdle.

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A man was trapped after a three car collision at the corner of Industrial Avenue and Innes Road on Feb. 3. Firefighters received the call at 5:40 a.m. of the three car collision. A car had driven into the back of an OC Transpo bus. Firefighters removed the man from his car by using a hydraulic jack to push the dashboard, which was trapping him in the car, away from him. There were no injuries to the passengers on the bus, the man was sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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A fire has left one women homeless and her house destroyed. The fire occured on Feb. 2. Firefighters recieved the call at 4:02 p.m and 17 fire trucks were on the scene and had the fire under control at 5:43 p.m. 45 firefighters fought the blaze which destroyed the 2storey farmhouse. The resident, an elderly women was safely located at a neighbours home. No one was injured and the women will be staying with family as the fire damage is estimated at $300,000 of exterior damage to the home and an estimate of $100,000 worth of damage to the contents of the home. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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Review reveals little about potential bus route cuts LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

The revealing of a long-awaited OC Transpo review doesn’t provide residents with a much clearer picture of which bus routes may be cut this year. After the tabling of the 2011 draft budget, Mayor Jim Watson said the review would give council direction on where $7 million in cuts could be made to the transit budget this year. An additional $15 million is supposed to be saved next year. But the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) review of OC Transpo gave little detail on where those cuts could be made. Instead, the report congratulated OC Transpo for its “well-respected” and impressive transit system, strategic direction and management. The peer review also states that OC Transpo has an “unparalleled reach” of 99 per cent of residents living within 400 metres of a transit stop at peak hours in urban areas – a “significantly higher” reach than most other North American transit authorities. The report recommends moving forward quickly on a plan to focus on bus routes that feed into the Transitway. Route cutting and route scheduling are the areas that can lead to the most savings, APTA’s Greg Hull told the city’s transit com-

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The extent of any cuts to OC Transpo routes won’t be know until after the budget is passed next month. mission on Jan. 31. “If you want to be the best, you need to optimize this,” he said. Watson echoed this in a recent speech on the 2011 budget, saying that the city needs to cut back on overlapping routes and “milk runs”. The review criticized OC Transpo’s lack of communications strategy, both within the

organization and to the public. “(OC Transpo needs) to make things simpler and have a more clear message,” said Carl Desrosiers, head of Montreal’s transit authority and one of the volunteer experts who conducted the APTA review. Alain Mercier, the head of OC Transpo, said a plan to purchase less than 100 double-decker bus-

City looks to move more services online LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

By 2012, booking arena ice time in Ottawa could become as easy as booking a hotel room. Right now, frustrated residents often find themselves mired in a series of phone calls and forms if they want to apply for a city permit, book time at a municipal recreation centre or even apply for a burn permit. But the city’s proposed new Service Ottawa project is aimed at putting those options online so they will be available to residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new program proposed in the draft 2011 would cost about $15 million this year and a similar amount in the next couple of years, up to a projected total cost of $79 million over five years. But it’s expected to generate $40 million in savings each year by 2014, deputy city manager Steve Kanellakos told the finance and economic development committee during its Feb. 1 meeting.

Ottawa’s resident requests The City of Ottawa handles a lot of resident requests each year. Putting up to 30 per cent of these options online is expected to cut back on staffing costs. • Total 311 service requests each year: 248,910-Bylaw: 49,239 • Waste collection: 52,957

It’s a big undertaking, but city staff say it will make a huge difference to how people use city services – and that means big savings to the bottom line. Some of the city’s complicated and often antiquated procedures discourage people from using services, such as booking ice time, Kanellakos said. Right now, residents must call during limited business hours to ask about arena availability, but there is often a lengthy turnaround time before the resident could hear back about their request.

• Recycling information requests (including green bin): 10,713 • Road maintenance: 27,387 • Traffic issues: 11,821 • Parking enforcement: 25,262 • Parking equipment, such as a faulty meter: 9,120 • Parking ticket inquiries: 4,513 • Trees: 11,500

Forms must be faxed, signed and returned and the payment must be made before they can access the ice and if someone wants to book last-minute ice time, they have to call each arena to check the availability. If the Service Ottawa project is approved in the budget, all of that could be done 24/7 online by 2012. Making the process easier and more accessible could generate another $153,000 for the city each year. That’s because 5,835 prime hours of arena time go unbooked each year.

es could save money because they cost less to operate. Watson said there will be more detail “about the kinds of changes” that could come out of the APTA review during the transit commission’s next meeting on Feb. 16, but changes to individual routes or stops won’t happen until after the 2011 budget is complete.

Citizens will get a “pretty good idea” of the scope of the transit changes based on the budget discussions, Watson said. “We’ve cobbled together, based on, at times, political will or whim, a bus system that is no longer sustainable,” he said. “If we don’t make changes to make the system run more efficiently, it’s going to bankrupt us and we are going to lose more and more passengers because they are going to be so dissatisfied with the early buses, late buses and crowded buses.” It’s going to cost you more to take the bus if you use a pass or pay with tickets, but cash fares won’t change. Effective July 1, an adult fare (two tickets) will cost $2.60 – a 10-cent increase. An express fare (three tickets) will go up 15 cents to $3.90, and a rural fare (four tickets) will increase 20 cents to $5.20 per trip. Cash fares will stay the same: $3.25 for a regular trip. If you want to take the O-Train, it will also cost you a bit more. The fare will go up 10 cents to $2.85. Passes are also going up. A regular adult monthly pass will cost $94 per month – an increase of $2.50. An express pass will be worth $116 (a $2 increase) and a rural pass will go up to $145 (a $3.25 increase). A regular adult annual pass will go up $20 to $950. Student passes will also increase slightly to $75 per month, a $1.50 increase.

Committee gets crossing guards back in budget LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

The city’s transportation committee “nickled and dimed” its budget to save 10 new crossing guard positions that were on the chopping block. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark moved a motion to trim three of the 10 new public works staff positions from the draft 2011 budget, which cut about $195,000 from the city’s $135 million transportation budget. That paved the way for Innes Ward Coun. Rainer Bloess’s motion to add the crossing-guard positions back into the budget at a cost of about $60,000. As Clark put it, it was a matter of “tighter management” versus “kids getting killed on the streets.” There will be no change in the cost to park on the street or cityowned lots in Ottawa in 2011. Onstreet parking permits will go up by two per cent.

Partially thanks to the city’s new pay-and-display metres, Ottawa is expected to make $1.7million more in parking revenue this year. The city’s pedestrian plan will be delayed and one staff position dedicated to pedestrian issues will be eliminated – something that didn’t sit will with Somerset Ward Coun. Diane Holmes. Holmes added that it’s “phony” for the city to list 46 “strategic initiatives” in the budget that have no chance of being funded because it gives residents false hope, she said. The draft budget does include $2.8 million for cycling initiatives, $1.16 million for a multiuse bridge over Coventry Road from Overbrook to the Train Transitway station, and a traffic management plan for Richmond Road in Westboro aimed at encouraging people to walk, bike or use transit. The final budget is set to be approved at the beginning of March.


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Bicycle-share program on the rocks Final decision to come in March LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

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The cities of Ottawa and Gatineau are expected to put the brakes on the National Capital Commission’s plan to create a bicycle-sharing program. Ottawa city hall staffers are planning to recommend against pitching in to set up the program, according to transportation committee chairwoman Marianne Wilkinson. The Kanata North councillor said there is little support for the multi-million dollar cost of setting up the program, which the NCC hoped to start this spring. The service would allow people to rent a bike for short periods or buy a subscription to use the service on a monthly or yearly basis. Five hundred bicycles were to be available at stations around the capital region, mainly in downtown, and the bikes could be returned to any location. The program was meant to “lay the groundwork for a broader, more progressive initiative” to promote environmentally sustainable transportation in the capital, an NCC spokesperson said in December. A 2009 feasibility study found the capital cost to purchase the bicycles and set up the service could be between $3 and $3.9 million. That cost was to be shared between the NCC, Ottawa and Gatineau, NCC spokeswoman Jasmine Leduc said. But Gatineau has already pulled out of the plan, Wilkinson said, and Ottawa will likely do the same.

“There is a recommendation that we not go ahead with that because the costs have skyrocketed,” Wilkinson said. “Staff are saying we cannot go ahead with it under the current proposal.” She said council had originally been told the cost to set up the program would be about $500,000 for the city’s share, but that estimate had gone up into the millions of dollars. Ottawa city staff will bring a recommendation to the city’s transportation committee, likely at its next meeting, Wilkinson said. If councillors support that recommendation, it will mean the city won’t provide funding at this time, she said. There is no money earmarked for the project in the city’s draft 2011 budget, which the transportation committee signed off on last week. Council is set to approve the final budget at the beginning of March. “(The) final decision to go forward this year with bike share among all parties has not yet been reached,” city spokeswoman Jocelyne Turner said in an email. Also, no final decision has been made on which projects will be given money from a $2 million “strategic initiatives” funding program, she added. Leduc said the NCC’s negotiations about the project with Ottawa and Gatineau are ongoing. “This is still a priority for the NCC,” she said. “It’s still premature to talk about Plan B.” More announcements will be made in March, she said.

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Snowbird takes flight at Aviation and Space Museum MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

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The Aviation and Space museum successfully hung a L3 Snowbird plane in the entrance of their new addition on Jan.28. The plane is hung on suspension wires with a dummy pilot placed in the cockpit. The Aviation and Space museum has been closed to the public and reopens on Feb. 4.

The Aviation and Space Museum now boasts a L3 Snowbird plane, which hangs upside down from ceiling to create a wow factor for patrons who enter the newly renovated facility. The museum underwent a $7.2 million expansion that added a 430 square metre grand entrance, three video-conferencing technology equipped classrooms and an auditorium that can seat 250 people. The Snowbird plane was something director Stephen Quick wanted for a statement like no other as people step into the new addition. “It was amazing and definitely the wow-factor we were looking for,” he said. Hoisting the plane up took three days. Following two days of assembly the plane was flying high as of Jan. 29. Separated into seven parts, the plane arrived in hand-made carts, without the tail attached. “It was very exciting. You know, we were confident on our support points, but I was very happy when it was up,” said Caroline Fortier, the lead engineer on the project with L3 MAS manager in Engineering

Aircraft Modification & Integration. The aircraft, which was built in the 1960s, was originally a Tudor Snowbird plane for the 1975 team. It was also used as a training plane at the Canadian Forces Flying Training School in Moose Jaw. Commissioned in 2005, it was brought to L3 MAS, a leading aircraft support and engineering company for the Canadian departments. It was then hoisted up on a pulley-system. Quick said watching them put the plane in place was a little nerve racking. “It is something that I am told that if it is even off by a tiny bit it would not work. The plane teetered for a bit as it was being pulled up but then put in place,” Quick said. Fortier and a team of five engineers have been working on the aircraft since early September. The plane originally weighing 5,500 pounds, but had 2,000 pounds removed to make it lighter. “Our first mandate was to make it lighter, so we gutted it,” Fortier said. They removed the engine and anything else that was not needed and then worked on building the supports for the plane. For-

tier said they have hung planes before – just never upside down. They created a special jig, dubbed operation barbecue by the engineers, to flip the plane. They also researched the plane’s history extensively and restored it to it’s natural 1975 Snowbird self. “It was the number 5 plane on the team in 1975, so when we restored it, we added that number to the tail,” Fortier said. They also found out this particular plane made an appearance on a Canada Post stamp in 1982. “It was very interesting and fun finding out the history of this plane,” said Fortier, who has been in the military for over 25 years and worked in Moose Jaw at the same time the aircraft was there. “I am so proud to be able to support both the snowbird and the museum with this project.” Fortier said the best part of having this plane is that it supports the snowbirds and offers the museum a strong part of Canadian heritage. Quick is excited to have the plane in his new wing and cannot wait to see the faces of the first visitors as they walk through the door and look up at 3,500 pounds hanging upside down over their heads.

Ottawa ACORN offers free tax clinics for low income families MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Ottawa’s Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is getting ready to offer free tax clinics that area set to begin on Feb.7 for families of low to moderate incomes. This is the third year the organization, known as ACORN, has offered this service. In 2010, they helped over 660 low income individuals file their 2009 tax returns. The service also offers help in filling back returns as well. ACORN hopes this service will help low income families realize the best tax return possible. ACORN volunteer Wayne Mahoney wants to make sure as many people as possible find out about this free service. “We have found that people who are low income haven’t heard about us and this time around we wanted to make sure people knew who we were and the kind of free services that we offer,” Mahoney said. ACORN estimates the service has saved clients close to $113,000. Recently retired, this will be the first year that Mahoney will be using the service.

“I was happy to hear about it myself. Over the past years I have spent close to $200 dollars every year and it will be great to save that money this year,” Mahoney added. “It is important that we get the word out for those who need it.” About two years ago, Andrea Thomas, a single parent of three, discovered the ACORN service. She had spent hundreds of dollars in the past getting her taxes prepared. “It is great that it is a free service. You don’t have to go to far from your home,” Thomas said. Thomas now volunteers with ACORN to help book appointments. “This organization offers more than just free taxes, it is a great place to learn things, use a computer and meet people just like you,” she said. She tries to volunteer every day, whether it is in the office or handing out flyers, which something she can do with her kids. “It is a great way I can volunteer with the kids. They are not in the way and it may create an interest to get them involved too.” ACORN hopes services such as these help change some low

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Celebrating free tax services, ACORN members Kathleen Fortin, Wayne Mahonie, Andrea Thomas, Ray Castagner and tax coordinator Keisha Lim launch the free service for low income families. income people’s situation one dollar at a time. “Book as soon as possible because the spaces have been fill-

ing up pretty quickly,” Mahoney said. The clinic is booking appointments now and will open their

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Students challenge residents to shave for a cause Over $60,000 raised in 2009-2010 campaign EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

Medical students at the University of Ottawa are challenging area residents to shave their heads to help raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Through Smiling Over Sickness, a student run organization, medical students are inviting the public to their eighth annual Shave for a Cure to be held on Feb.11 at the Urbandale Centre during the game between the Ottawa 67’s and Erie Otters. “It is a fundraiser designed to raise funds for childhood cancer Canada, a national organization that funds cancer research for kids,� said Maren Hamilton,

“Just something as little as hair, raising that much money just kind of puts things in perspective. � Maren Hamilton

one of the event co-ordinators. At the event, volunteers will be able to shave their heads for the cause or have 10 inches of hair cut, which will be in turn donated and used to create wigs for children with cancer. “We are targeting doctors, teachers, professors and medical students as our core group and also reach out to the community to try to get people to shave their heads to raise funds or cut off their ponytails that will get donated to make wigs for kids with cancer,� said Hamilton. The organization sends student volunteers into the community, with an aim on raising awareness about pediatric cancers and raise money for research in the hopes of finding a cure. Second-year medical student Shawna Bierderman added that as medical students, they get to work a lot with physicians in hospitals where they see the pain patients go through first hand. “To be able to do something for the people that we interact with is really a nice thing,� she said. Last year, approximately 60 students, faculty and community members shaved their heads. “Just seeing how people return every year to get their head shaved for the cause proves how dedicated people are to this cause,� Biederman noted. The event has experienced

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Second-year medical students Maren Hamilton and Shawna Bierderman are co-ordinating this year’s Shave for a Cure event. They say any donations received will lead to the improvement of many children suffering from pediatric cancer. great success in the past, with over $60,000 raised in the 20092010 campaign alone. This year, with the help of various organizations, corporations and businesses, fundraisers are aiming to not only surpass this mark, but to shatter it by fundraising in new and inno-

vative ways. “Last year we raised about $60,000 and that is what we have set out to achieve this year or surpass it,� said Hamilton. “Just something as little as hair, raising that much money just kind of puts things in perspective.�

First Choice Haircutters, one of the event sponsors, will be on hand at the event to help with the hair cutting and $7 from the sale of each 67’s ticket for the Feb. 11 game will go to support Shave for a Cure. For more information, visit www.shaveforacure.ca.

CRTC reviews controversial Internet billing decision in wake of outcry MATTHEW JAY matthew.jay@metroland.com

In response to a wave of public and political opposition to a decision that would have seen significant changes to Internet billing, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission is reviewing a Jan. 31 decision that would see usage caps implemented across the country. The CRTC indicated on Feb. 2 that it has decided to delay the implementation of the usage-based billing rules by at least 60 days from the original date of March 1 and has promised to review its decision. The commission’s reversal came after widespread opposition from the public, including a petition on the website openmedia.ca that has so far collected more than 410,000 signatures, as well as the federal government. Industry Minister Tony Clement said in a Feb. 3 statement that the government has “grave concerns about the ruling� and the potential effects on consumers and small businesses. Clement confirmed on his Twitter account that had the CRTC not chosen to revisit the decision, the government would have overturned it, forcing the commission to “go back to (the) drawing board.� Usage-based billing has been used

by large Internet service providers like Bell for several years and involves users paying additional fees for bandwidth used above levels indicated in their service agreements. The CRTC decision would see those caps imposed on smaller service providers who purchase wholesale services from larger providers. Many of these smaller providers offer subscribers downloading and uploading privileges that often exceed those offered by the larger firms. For the CRTC, the decision was about ensuring internet service providers (ISPs) are able to continue to expand their networks to meet growing demand for bandwidth as consumer appetite for downloadable or streaming content increases. In the existing system, according to the commission, heavy Internet users are in effect subsidized by the vast majority of users who consume significantly less bandwidth. “We are convinced that Internet services are no different than other public utilities, and the vast majority of Internet users should not be asked to subsidize a small minority of heavy users,� CRTC chairman Konrad von Finkenstein told the parliamentary committee on industry, science and technology on Feb. 3. “For us, it is a question of fundamental fairness.�

The usage-based billing system, according to Finkenstein, will also ensure customers of smaller ISPs will not be restricted by the larger provider, who could potentially “limit their wholesale services to the slowest speeds.� But according to one industry observer, the effects of the CRTC’s decision would have far-reaching consequences. “The anti-competitive effects of the CRTC’s decision will ultimately affect all Canadian consumers,� said David Fewer, director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the University of Ottawa. “The problem is, in (the Jan. 31) decision, the CRTC said Bell can now impose its pricing caps on the customers of independent ISPs,� Fewer said. “Historically, independent ISPs were able to engage in their own pricing strategies – offer their own a la carte, all-you-can-eat, higher caps, lower caps. They could do what they want. That’s the way competition is supposed to work.� In an earlier decision, the CRTC had ruled that Bell and other large ISPs that owned their own networks could establish usage-based billing systems. Fewer said that in a competitive marketplace those systems would allow the larger ISPs to counter the ef-

fect of the smaller ISPs “What (this) CRTC decision means is no matter what the independent ISP wants to do, Bell (or other incumbent ISP) can undermine it by effectively imposing its own pricing strategy on the independent ISP. “This kills independent ISPs, because they are unable to differentiate themselves on price from Bell. You just can’t do it. Bell’s pricing is now everyone’s pricing.� Fewer said the decision is bad news for customers of larger ISPs as well, since they will no longer face any market pressure from its smaller competitors to adjust its own pricing.

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Barrhaven girl won’t be charged by the Ottawa police after sending them on a wild goose chase last month to track down an alleged sexual attacker. We need to know why. Police sought the public’s help to find potential witnesses, anyone who had seen suspicious behaviour around the Fallowfield Road park-and-ride, the place where the girl said she was dumped after an assault at gunpoint. The community went into panic mode. Memories of a similar attack on Jennifer Teague have bubbled to the surface. Residents are remembering all too clearly, when she was found dead following her disappearance five years ago. Her attacker is serving life in prison. The details in this latest incident were like those portrayed by a crime writer: a male in his 40s, light brown- or olive-skinned, who spoke English with a French-type accent, approximately five-foot-six, of medium build with a slightly protruding stomach and dark, shaggy ear-length hair. He wore a beige suede coat, blue jeans, black work boots, glasses with thin black rims and a gold wedding band, said the alleged victim. Now, weeks later, police said it didn’t happen

– they couldn’t substantiate it – and charges of mischief won’t be laid. Now the community has changed its focus of anger from the attacker they were ready to tar and feather to the girl who cried wolf… or did she? There are so many questions that are unanswered: Was the false report driven by a personal vendetta or a lovers’ quarrel? Is she mentally unstable? But most importantly to the community, we need answers to two key questions: Why wasn’t the girl charged? And what is the cost to the taxpayer when the police investigate a false claim such as this? A similar incident happened in Hawkesbury when a 15-year-old girl fabricated a story of assault, blamed a boy she went to school with who was subsequently charged. She will appear in court on March 2 to answer to the mischief charges after confessing that it didn’t happen. It makes us wonder why the police won’t elaborate on the specifics of the complex investigation, including the costs to the taxpayers. Doesn’t the public have a right to know? We need answers. Sometimes not knowing only creates more problems.

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Future shock: The storm is always bigger before it arrives

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eading the newspapers and watching TV, you might get the impression that storms are bigger these days. That’s difficult to know, since these things were not always measured with the precision that they are today. But it’s possible. And it’s also possible that it’s the media, not the storms, that are bigger. Storms are covered like never before, from every angle. CNN has photographs from space; the Weather Network has viewer videos of their driveways and tweets from people who have been looking outside. (The network also briefly turned its screen red, always a thrill.) This all comes from the arrival of 24hour news – all-news channels competing with each other, and news websites doing the same. In the struggle to fill all that time and all that cyberspace, any story can become big big big, and the weather is a perfect topic. The process is particularly evident in the U.S., which doesn’t do very well at dealing with snow but excels at covering it. Last week’s storm was all over the American news networks, and well before it even arrived. It was lucky that the crisis in Egypt received any coverage at all.

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town The storm was expected to impact 100 million people, a headline on CNN said, before it began. This in itself was an upgrade from an earlier headline: “Tens of millions of people will be affected.” Meanwhile, split screens showed various U.S. locations that were already affected, and they all looked like Ottawa on a calm day in early December. “This week’s winter storm could be one for record books,” said a headline, two days before the storm arrived. “Will weather snarl Super Bowl travel?” asked another headline. And just to show that Americans are not alone in fearing the worst, the Toronto Globe and Mail headlined: “Southern Ontario braces for a snowy slammer.” There is an important journalistic principle at play here, which is that you can produce much better headlines

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before the event than after. The storm may not live up to expectations, but the expectations can produce some real excitement. Will this storm be the worst ever? What if it is? Will the country come to a standstill? Will people freeze? Starve? What is the White House saying? Television does this particularly well, with breathless reporters in storm gear standing in the middle of cities that are expected to be paralyzed with snow, but are not yet. The same principle applies to sports writing, where the Super Bowl is predicted to be the best ever, or political writing, where fireworks are predicted when Parliament resumes. If the Super Bowl is a dud, or Parliament is peaceful (hah!), no one much notices that the predictions are wrong, since the media have already moved on to fevered speculating about other topics. Killer bees could be returning! For news consumers, it’s fine too, since we would sooner read about a storm coming than about a storm arriving. And for Canadian readers, there is the added smug satisfaction of snickering at the winter rookies in the States. Even if the storm does not live up to expectations – a safe assumption – the

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hree years ago, I knew nothing about finances. Every time I heard the term registered retirement savings plan,(RRSP), I wanted to run for the hills and scratch my eyeballs out. But there’s something new and alluring in our Canadian financial planning tool box that changed my mind: tax-free savings accounts, also known as TFSAs. If financial acronyms make you yawn and want to turn the page, please try to restrain yourself for a moment because I think TFSAs are going to turn you on. These sexy little savings accounts were introduced by the federal government three years ago on the brink of recession to encourage Canadians to sock away a bit more of their disposable income. Unlike RRSPs, TFSAs are simple and accessible. And for low-to-medium income earners – which are most of us – they’re a great alternative to stashing cash under the mattress, better than RRSPs, in fact. RRSPs, as you probably comprehend by now, are a way of deferring taxes. But RRSPs only work to your advantage if you save while you’re in a high income tax bracket and withdraw when you are in a low income tax bracket. For anyone who is low income – those on maternity leave, recently graduated or in the early days of a new business, for example – RRSPs are, frankly, a bit of a rip-off. Yes, you defer the tax, but you may end up paying more tax when you withdraw the money in your retirement.

Still, we would all like to save a bit of money for a rainy day, or say, for our pensions (because secretly we have an inkling that the Canada Pension Plan will spontaneously combust before we ever get our hands on it). And that’s where the TFSA comes in. The TFSA is basically a savings account where all interest earned is tax free. If I put $5,000 into my TFSA and invest it into nice, safe, guaranteed investment certificates, (GICs), and earn a modest two per cent this year on my investment (around $100), I don’t have to give the government a percentage of the $100 I earned. And if I were a riskier investor who put the $5,000 of my TFSA into stocks and doubled my money, I would make $5,000 in investment income and I still wouldn’t have to pay the government a penny. Put simply, TFSAs are a great way to shelter investment earnings that you may be saving for retirement. But they’re also a great way to save money in the short term. Unlike with RRSPs, I’ve already paid tax on the money I put into my TFSA, so I can access it whenever I want without penalty. TFSAs are great for me as a small business owner. I regularly have to hold money in trust that will ultimately be turned over to the government – such as my income tax, CPP contributions and the harmonized sales tax (HST) I collect. Well, why not make a bit of money on it? Case in point: I recently purchased threemonth-term GICs within my TFSA. Between now and April, I can make a bit of money on my investment, grow my TFSA, and withdraw what I owe to the government at the end of 90 days. If you’ve filed a personal income tax return for the past three years, you currently have $15,000 worth of tax-free savings room available to you. I say go for it, if for no other reason than TFSAs are pretty damned sexy. I, for one, am totally sold.

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A free program that helps parents be their child’s first teacher brings home visitors like Nadia Elajjouri, Elvia-Rosa Novoa and Colombe Youdé Guihède to a family’s home to help teach them English or French to prepare them for school.

Home instruction for Vanier parents MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

A program offered at the Vanier Community Centre helps put parents first in the role of teaching their child. The program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, or HIPPY for short, started over three years ago by then co-ordinator Andrew Rheaume. The main purpose of the program is to help parents better understand how to teach their child and prepare them for school. It offers instruction for parents who speak English, French, Arabic and Spanish. “We want to make sure children are ready for kindergarten and their parents can help and understand what they are learning,” said Kathleen Saso, who runs the program with four others. The program is available for low-income eligible families and offers one home visit per family each week. The home visitor brings books, activities and games to engage the children and to teach the parents what they can do with their kids. Nadia Elajjouri once took part in the program as a parent and is now a home visitor. For her, the most important lesson she gleaned from the program was an understanding of what was going on with her son at school as well as ways she could help him when he brought work home. Her son was four at the time and she could not understand the work he would bring home or talk about. All that changed when she signed up for HIPPY. “It is a great chance for you to be the teacher,” Elajjouri said. She said she also found solace in the program. As a new immigrant from Morocco, she felt isolated at home, not knowing anyone and not having family close. “It was my chance to meet people and make friends,” Elajjouri said. She found that through the program she

built a family. Whle the program focuses on the child’s education, Elajjouri said she ended up learning a lot about other programs and services she could take part in – just from meeting her home visitor. Saso said the program mostly works through word of mouth, which works best because it reaches families advertising might not. “We want to get to the families who are the most isolated,” Saso explained. Making the change from parent to home visitor is common with the program. It seems, as Saso explained, parents just want to offer the same help they received to someone else who needs it. Elvia-Rosa Novoa, a home visitor who speaks Spanish, French and English, finds the best part of her job is the children. “No question. It is the look on those kids’ faces when I come to the door,” Novoa said. Novoa mentioned that when it comes to teaching the kids, it is natural and easy. She brings books and they respond. When it comes to teaching the parents, it is like giving the parents a voice and an understanding they were missing before. “Every one I meet is from a different country and has different experiences, but it is the little things that bring us together and help,” Novoa said. Meeting with the parents, Elajjouri helps beyond teaching. She also offers employment advice and information. “When you are new you don’t know anyone or anything. I know for me, having that home visitor come helped me more than I can say,” Elajjouri. For all the home visitors, who come from different countries, they love the fact that this program has given them a family. “When I came here I felt I had no one. Neighbours you just smile and wave at, but here, with this program, I have a family,” Elajjouri said.


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Kelly Dejong sees her son Charles progress change for the better every day he comes home from the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Now with the added component of French to the roster of services the school offers, Dejong expects Charles success will become that much greater.

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Getting their fill of chocolate, children at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre celebrated the new French School component to the curriculum. The launch on Feb. 3, called Cooking up Sweet Success, celebrated the centre’s 60th anniversary as well as the addition of the new program. Although the centre is bilingual, the school has only been available in English until this year. The school buses children in from across the region who have multiple physical, developmental, and associated behavioral needs. The centre provides these students with preschool and school-based programs. Kelly Dejong, a parent at the centre, said she worried about her twin boys going to different schools at first, but now loves that her son Charles has his own place to learn. She’s also excited the school offers programming in French. “Charles is doing so well and loves speaking French, much more than his brother. He listens and responds in French to me at home all the time, so the fact that Charles will be learning French here is great,” Dejong said. She added she was initially concerned

about how well Charles would do at the school, which is located more than an hour away from the home. But two years later, Dejong said she’s pleased with her son’s progress. “He is doing amazing here and it is great to know when the time comes, he will be ready for the change in schools,” Dejong said. Charles will be able to fully integrate with his local school when he goes into Grade 3 – something his mother is pleased he will be able to do without too much trouble. To celebrate the new French component as well as the fact the centre’s school turned 60 this year, Ottawa-Vanier MPP Madeleine Meilleur joined other members of provincial parliament to help the children make truffles. Two chefs from Ottawa’s Cordon Bleu School were also there to help teach everyone how to make the sweet treats. “Today is an important day,” Meilleur said. The centre opened its doors in 1951 with nine children. Today, the centre sees more than 3,500 clients. The launch of the new program will help offer more help to francophone children who have been attending the school but were unable to communicate the same as some of the English-speaking kids.

The Youth Service Bureau of Ottawa has launched a new mental health walkin clinic for teens and young adults, in an effort to close a large gap in emergency mental health services in the city. The walk-in clinic at the bureau’s mental health centre near Woodroffe and Carling is open from noon to 8 p.m. every Thursday, and offers full 90-minute counselling sessions for teens, parents or families who are struggling with youth depression, suicidal thoughts and other serious mental health issues that can’t always wait the four to six months it currently takes to regularly see a counsellor. “In our experience when a young person is ready to reach out for help, they want to do that now, they’re motivated now. Their motivation may go away if they have to wait a few months on a waiting list,” said Eva Schacherl, spokesperson for the YSB. “It’s that first step that takes some effort for people to say, ‘Yes I have an issue I really want to talk to a counsellor about’.” Schacherl said since the clinic launched several weeks ago, the YSB has seen steady traffic – but there’s room for more. “We do have more capacity, we’d like to see more people coming in,” she said, noting that “if all goes well” with the city’s

budget debates in March, the bureau will likely receive another $65,000 to run a second weekly eight-hour clinic for the coming year. Schacherl said the money is part of the city’s public health strategy towards suicide prevention in youth. Even though they haven’t hit capacity at the current clinic yet, Schacherl said the clinic’s use is expected to pick up. “We think that as word gets out and it grows we’ll see a need beyond that.” Although the clinic only offers a onetime counseling session for teens in trouble, Schacherl said other cities who have implemented similar programs have been able to reduce waiting lists for people who need longer-term support, as well as prevent some issues from escalating beyond the scope of the bureau. “We weren’t satisfied with having people on waiting lists. They can be in the order of four to six months long, with 100 or more families on that list, and we’re just one organization,” she explained. “The impact that we’re looking for is that after the session youth will feel less worried, they’ll know more about resources available to them, have more ideas and strategies to manage the issue, and feel more confident about their skills to manage the issue.” Schacherl added that for crises in progress youth or families can call their local crisis line at 613-260-2360, or can be referred to CHEO or the Royal Ottawa hospital for help.

Non-urgent patients get a boost in the MRI waiting game Nicolas Ruszkowski Nicolas Ruszkowski VP, Communications Ottawa Hospital It has been a year since an old friend, Ron Guirguis, left Ottawa for New York City. I’m thinking of him because he would have liked the announcement made last week by Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and new Champlain Local Health Integration Network CEO Alex Munter that the Ontario Government would invest $506,500 to increase access to MRI scans in Ottawa until March 31, 2011. Ron played football in high school and university, for a total of almost 6 years. The impact on his knees was terrible. While he remains active, he is limited in the kinds of sports he can undertake.

emergency, they are considered non-urgent, and they wait for MRI scans an average of 170 days, with some waiting as long as 220 days. 4,000 such patients await an MRI scan right now. For almost 3,000 of these patients, last week’s announcement represents a big relief. The funding will allow The Ottawa Hospital, The Queensway Carleton Hospital and the Montfort Hospital to make a significant dent in region’s MRI waiting list. As Paula Doering, The Ottawa Hospital’s VicePresident, Clinical Programs responsible for Diagnostic Imaging said on behalf of the three hospitals, “staff have risen and accepted the challenge of picking up these necessary shifts. In addition to that, our radiologists have assured us that they will adjust their schedules to meet the increased volume and ensure timely reports are available.” The team effort builds on an increasingly aggressive approach to providing MRI services, with hospitals operating their scanners between 16 to 18 hours a day.

He plays touch football with a massive knee brace. He can no longer play hockey or skate. He takes on other activities knowing his knees may not withstand the effort.

Until 2008, the Champlain LHIN had the longest MRIs wait times in Ontario, up to 294 days. Since then, two new MRI machines have been added, for a total of 8, which has been a major factor in the region’s improved performance.

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SuperEx president Mark Lamoureux has confirmed that Ottawa residents will not enjoy the annual exhibition this coming August, because it’s new home at Rideau Street and Albion Road in Ottawa South has not received the services and infrastructure it needs. “Our decision was taken for reasons, including the redevelopment of Lansdowne, the prohibitive costs to operate on any temporary site for 2011, and, as everyone’s aware we do own property on Albion Road, and the infrastructure to host (the) event will not be in place in time,” Lamoureux said. The empty land across from the Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa South has no electricity, water or other services needed to run such an event, although Lamoureux couldn’t disclose details about why those services were not installed in time. The decision to suspend the 122year-old exhibition was made at a board of directors meeting Thursday, Feb. 3. This will be the first time since 1888 that SuperEx will not run in Ottawa, with the exception of both world wars. Lamoureux suspects Lansdowne Park – the carnival’s home until last summer – was recommissioned

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Plans to move the SuperEx to South Ottawa seem to be on hold since the infrastructure necessary to host the event has not yet be built on the Albion Road site. for the war effort. Lamoureux said the Central Canada Exhibition Association, which owns and operates SuperEx, fully plans to run SuperEx in its Ottawa South location in 2012. “Absolutely, we’ve made it quite clear that the CCEA is committed to continuing discussions with the city and others to help us move to our new

home in the south end of Ottawa in 2012.” A development application between the CCEA and a local developer to build a large sportsplex on part of the CCEA’s Ottawa South lands expired last year because of difficulties securing water, sewer and other service hook-ups with the city of Ottawa, among other issues.

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In the Byward Market By Melodie Cardin, Special Events and Communications Coordinator, ByWard Market BIA

February is an exciting time in the ByWard Market. The 20th Annual ByWard Market Stew Cook-Off kicked off Winterlude with a beautful day of family fun and delicious stew on George St. This event, organized by the ByWard Market BIA, raised $5,165 for the Youth Services Bureau’s Street Outreach Program. Not only is it the month of Winterlude, it’s also Valentine’s Day and the businesses are really pulling out the stops this year with delicious menus, great parties, and sales too! There’s a wide array of Valentine’s Day dinner options for every taste and budget. Prix fixe menus range from $35 for two people to $85 each, and you can get everything from comfort food to gourmet cuisine by some of Ottawa’s best-known chefs. Among these offerings: Executive Chef Michael Hay of Courtyard Restaurant will be featuring a 65$ prix-fixe menu that includes such delicacies as Fois Gras Torchon, Champagne Sorbet, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Goat’s Cheese Cheesecake. Kinki’s $75 menu includes Lobster Bisque and Green Tea Rack of Lamb, while at Stella Osteria you can taste Fried Quail and Caramelized Seabass in their $75 menu. These are just examples of the many Valentine’s dinner options available in the ByWard Market – for more options and details, please visit www.byward-market.com. For those who prefer to impress their sweetheart with their culinary talents, Saslove’s Meat Market will be featuring specials on Rabbit Loin stuffed with Duck Sausage, and Veal and Beef Tenderloin.

Photo taken at The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory There are several Valentine’s parties in the Market to choose from as well. For example, Honest Lawyer is holding a “Heartbreak Hotel” Valentine’s Party, featuring $19 buckets of Molson Canadian, all proceeds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, as well as a bachelor / bachelorette auction. Lush, on William St., will be holding a “PS I Love You” party, featuring Lush massage bars and skin powders among other great products. A few other ideas for romancing that special someone: take her/him for a romantic stay at the ByWard Blue Inn, right in the heart of the ByWard Market. They are offering 20% off regularly priced rooms on Feb. 13-14. Or give your sweetheart a spa gift certificate: Daya Spa, on Dalhousie St., which features natural and organic products, is offering several Valentine’s Day deals. You can also try Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in the ByWard Market building for a Chocolate Heart Box or Chocolate Rose, or Tivoli Flowers, which specializes in exquisite orchids. For more details and many more Valentine’s Day offers, please visit www.byward-market.com. 449238

La Cité Collégiale will participate in the Gift for the Heart campaign and offer free dental services for kids at the college clinic. The campaign will be celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early this year by offering their services, focusing on kids only. There will be three sessions available, one at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Carolle LePage, the coordinator of the dental hygienists program at the school said they will see 20 kids per session. “It will be a full exam, if a child needs an X-Ray or anything, it will be covered,” LePage said. The clinic will be decorated with balloons and there will be goody bags full of toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children. The campaign is in its third year and this is the first year LePage and the students have taken part in the event. “We did not make this mandatory for the students to attend, however all 33 of the second year students will be there,” LePage said. The sessions will involve second year students, dentists and licensed hygienists. Two students will work together with one child, to help promote healthy oral care and give parents tips while the other is cleaning their teeth. For more information please call Carolle LePage at 613-742-2493 ext. 2366.

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Infected ash trees will have to come down, expert warns WHAT IS AN ASH TREE? • Four ash tree species are native to Canada • The bark is ash in colour • Distinctive diamond shapes on the trunk • The canopy forms an arching effect • Leaves grow in opposite pairs • Some, such as the white ash, can grow to 80 feet tall

es has earmarked $1.2 million for planting. “The dollar figure for the final removal across the city is in the tens of millions and that is what we are trying to avoid right away,” McRae added. The city hopes that inoculating some trees will save them, but Pollard believes the important thing is to plan for the future. “There is a lot we can do as a crew, both city and residents, and I think that by both treating the infected trees as well as planting new trees will be how

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City employees remove ash borer infested trees in the east end. we will manage the tree cover over time,” Pollard said. The emerald ash borer was first found in Ottawa in 2008. Native to eastern Asia, the insect has already killed millions of ash trees in southwestern Ontario. Since their discovery, the City of Ottawa implemented an ash

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borer management study and has been working at treating and removing the infected trees. To date, at least 500 trees have been protected with TreeAzin. The removal of the trees is taking place during the winter as the ash borer is not active. The inoculation the association plan to start will treat the trees every two years beginning in the summer when the insect is active. “The treatments have to happen during the infestation period and this is the summer to do it. The infestation in our area is getting more severe,” Frank said. Alta Vista Coun. Peter Hume applauded the initiative taken by the community associations in Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward. “Bravo to them. That is the kind of citizen engagement we need to help fight this issue,” he said. Hume’s ward has 111 identified ash trees which might be removed. Hume said he plans to speak with the associations in his ward to also try to save some trees. Frank hopes the millions of reasons why it is important to keep an ash tree healthy outweighs the cost for the residents in Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward.

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Ottawa athletes ready to represent Ontario DAN PLOUFFE About 50 athletes, coaches and officials from Ottawa are set to take off for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Nova Scotia Feb. 11-27 and a big chunk of them will be carrying ringette sticks. Five out of the 16 players on Team Ontario’s playing roster – plus two more alternates – are from the area and will compete in an intense seven-day tournament during the first week of the Games. “I’m definitely excited, and nervous for the girls,” says Carrie Lugg, an Ontario assistant coach and Canterbury High School grad. “The hours and hard work they put in is all coming together now. It’s been a really long road for them.” It’s taken countless hours and many, many years for the under-20 ringette athletes to reach the Canada Winter Games level. The Team Ontario selection process began around a year-and-a-half ago, with the players training together on a few occasions in the summer months and multiple times since the season kicked off in the fall. Team Ontario attended preparatory Challenge Cup competitions in Calgary and Pickering, Ont., where they played Alberta in both finals, winning once and losing the other. “I think everyone goes in with the intention of going for gold, and that’s definitely ours,” notes Lugg, who’s observed an improved level of competition across the country in recent years. “There’s no gimme games now. It’ll be a really tough battle for our team and I think it’s about

persevering through the whole tournament.” Glebe Collegiate Institute grad Alex Bateman, who’s scored 16 goals and 16 assists in 17 games playing in the seniorlevel National Ringette League this season, has the potential to be a major star at the Canada Games – a fact that no one knows better than Lugg, who plays alongside Bateman with the Ottawa Ice. “It’s funny – we’re teammates on one team and then I coach her on the other,” Lugg smiles. “She’s definitely a strong leader and doesn’t need the ‘C’ to get her message across. I know the other girls on the team really look up to her and we look to her to be that person in between the coaching staff and the players. She’s been an asset both on the ice and off this year.” John McCrae Secondary School grad Kelsey Youldon, a Wilfrid Laurier University student who plays for the NRL’s Waterloo Wildfire, also figures to play a prominent role as another experienced member of Team Ontario, while St. Patrick’s student Kali MacAdam, St. Joseph grad Natalie Crouch and Ashbury College student Sarah Gross represent some of the squad’s younger talent. Lugg credits the “great associations in our area” for producing the large batch of elite players. It also helps that many players stay in town for university, while others that go out of town – like herself as she works on a physical therapy Master’s degree at the University of Toronto, and Queen’s University student Bateman – want to maintain their connections to

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Ottawa Ice players make up a strong portion of Team Ontario’s ringette entry in the upcoming 2011 Canada Winter Games Feb. 11-27 in Nova Scotia. long-time teammates, so they return home on weekends to play. Lugg says it’s “really special” to see athletes she’s coached since they were young reach the level they have and get the chance to enjoy all the fun of a Winter Games, complete with opening ceremonies and TV coverage. “It’s a feeling of being a part of something bigger,” explains Lugg, adding that it’s very interesting to meet fellow elite athletes from other sports. “It’s going to be an amazing experience, and a lot of times you only get this opportunity once. I think everybody’s really excited to see what it’s all about.”

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The Gloucester Concordes are also sending an astonishing nine out of 18 Team Ontario athletes to compete in short- and long-track speedskating at the Canada Winter Games. Coach Lynne Morrison will lead a group that includes Concordes club members Julien Collin-Demers, Vincent De Haitre, Camille Bean, Hannah Morrison, Philippe Bergeron, Emily RendellWatson, Isabelle Weidemann, Gabrielle St-Germain and Cambridge native Keri Morrison. More than 2,700 athletes will compete in 20 sports in this year’s Canada Winter Games, which are held every four years.

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Winterlude tourney a hit for Senators Earn Extra Money! DAN PLOUFFE Some of the best Midget and Bantam hockey players were on display this past weekend as the Ottawa Senators Women’s Hockey Club welcomed 28 ‘AA’ teams to its sixth-annual Winterlude Showcase Tournament. It was a busy hockey schedule with four round robin games in two days – plus up to three more in the playoff round – but the out-of-town competitors from all of Ontario’s top clubs were certain to find time to see what winter in the capital is all about. “They’re making sure to take in all the Winterlude activities,” notes Senators club general manager Steve Gibson, highlighting the fact that the tournament attracted teams from as far as Pittsburgh. “One of the parents asked me, ‘How late is that canal thing open until?’ so I said, ‘Well, it’s outside, it’s open all the time – just grab a set of blades and away you go!’” Gibson, who also coaches the Senators’ Midget squad, says that the timing of the event is another reason it’s become so successful since teams view it as the perfect tune-up for the provincial championships in Brampton Feb. 18-20. “We didn’t have room for some because we only had so much ice time, but it was good to have 20 top quality (Midget) teams here,” explains Gibson, whose team pulled out a come-from-behind victory to

reach the playoff round before falling to Quebec behind the Midget division champions from Toronto. It’s been a successful season thus far for Gibson’s young lineup that features 13 first-year Midgets. They’ve advanced through their regional play-downs along with Nepean and now they’re eyeing a spot in the medal round at provincials. “This team has an incredible work ethic,” adds Gibson, whose players come from all over the city, not to mention Casselman, Brockville and Carleton Place. “They’re very committed and they give up a lot to play on this team. I’m very proud of how they work and how they compete.” DOIN’ IT FOR DARON Purple “Do It For Daron” bracelets were sold throughout the Feb. 4-6 tournament to support the Royal Ottawa Hospital Daron Richardson Fund, which promotes youth suicide prevention. It was part of the Do It For Darren campaign that aims to inspire conversation about youth suicide, demonstrate support for mental health and raise funds for the ROH’s early identification and intervention program for youth. Richardson, a former Ashbury College student and Senators hockey player from Ottawa West, took her life this past November before reaching her 15th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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• JAN. 31 TO FEB. 21 Toddlertime at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 1835 months. Mondays at 10:30 a.m. (30 min.)

• FEB. 1 TO 22 Storytime at the Alta Vista Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2516 Alta Vista. Stories and rhymes and songs for preschoolers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6. (Bilingual) Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (45 min.) 613-737-2837

• FEB. 6 For an afternoon of songs and fiddle tunes from the British Isles and beyond, join us at Concerts-in-the-Glebe. The concert will take place at 2:30 in Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. at First Avenue. Admission is $15, $10 for students and seniors. Admission by donation is always welcome. For more information, contact the church at 613-236-0617 or visit www.glebestjames.ca .

• FEB. 7 The February general meeting of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)-Ottawa will be held on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Dr. It is open to the public. Guest speaker Hamdi Mohamed, Executive Director, Ontario Immigration Services Organization (OCISO) will talk

about immigration & refugee issues & services. Contact for Information: (613) 746-2632. Ottawa Torah Institute High School’s annual public lecture on medical ethics will discuss ‘Euthanasia: A Jewish Ethical Perspective.’ Featured speaker is high school dean Rabbi Eliezer Ben-Porat, a specialist in Judaic law. Event takes place in Social Hall A at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, off Carling and Broadview, at 7:15 p.m. Tickets $25, seniors (age 60 and older) and students $15. Call 613-244-9119 or email secretary@ottawatorah.org.

• FEB. 8 Celebrate Harmony Awareness Week with an award-winning women’s a cappella chorus. There will be an open rehearsal on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6:45 p.m. at Cityview United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Nepean. Call 613837-7704 for more information or visit www. capitalchordettes.ca .

• FEB. 11 TO 13 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Weekend entertainment includes The Ladies’ Auxiliary Valentine’s Dance with Al Visser on Friday, Feb. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight, and Terry McCann on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539. www. rcl462.ca

• FEB. 13 Valentine Dessert/Card Party at St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, 518 Donald St. from 1. to 4 p.m. Delicious Desserts/Fun Card Games/Lots of Prizes. Tickets $5.00 at door. Plenty of Free Parking. Contact: 613-748-6093 Tibetan bowl concert, by Heaven and Earth, at the The Garden of Light, 1099 Bank St. (Near Sunnyside) from 7-8 p.m. Heaven and Earth will present spiritual music in tune with singing bowls, bells and gongs. Concert is free of charge – space limited. Please call to reserve your place at 613-680-5727. Heaven and Earth will perform spiritual Tibetan music in tune with singing bowls, bells and gongs on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Garden of Light, 1099 Bank St. (near Sunnyside). The concert is free of charge, but space limited. Please call 613-680-5727 to reserve your place.

• FEB. 18 TO 20 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Weekend entertainment includes The Classics playing on Friday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539. www.rcl462.ca

• FEB. 20 Coro Vivo Ottawa ( director Antonio Llaca)

presents Armonia Rinascimentale: European Madrigals from the Renaissance era at 2 p.m. Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St. Adults $15, free for children 14 and under. Tickets available at Leading Note, at the door or by calling 613-841-3902 www. corovivoottawa.ca

• FEB. 25 TO 27 Come out to the Eastview Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 294 Cyr Ave. Weekend entertainment includes The New Legends playing on Friday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Free Admission – all are welcome. For more information, contact the Branch at 613-741-9539. www.rcl462.ca

• MAR. 10 The Canadian Federation of University Women and the Ottawa Council of Women are hosting their seventh annual International Women’s Day Event from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. The theme will be Celebrating 100 Years of Progress. Guest speakers will include Caroline Andrew, director of the Centre on Governance at Ottawa University and Pamela Walker, joint chair in women’s studies at both Carleton University and Ottawa University. The evening’s featured artist will be Amanda Cottreau, a local singer/songwriter. The event will include women’s history displays, refreshments, a cash bar and door prizes. Tickets are $25 in advance. www.cfuw-ottawa.org

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2010 H3 SUT

2007 Pontiac Vibe 2 TO CHOOSE FROM! Lux pkg, leather, roof, loaded, only 11750 kms

5 DOOR, PWR GROUP, AUTOMATIC, AIR $12,888**

CAR CODE hapccm

$37,888** $236* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

2008 Chevrolet Impala

AUTO, AIR, PWR GRP

CAR CODE jwkpof

Navigation, Intelebeam, only 16,000km! 10-6549

4X4 with Hitch

CAR CODE detgde

2008 Canyon

CAR CODE wyyojr

$39,888**

CAR CODE tvjubr

Bi-weekly

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

US1666A

CAR CODE thccya

FOR PICS AND INFO TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE!

HEATED SEATS

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

1@ $24,888**

CAR CODE maccof

$179* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

2010 Tahoe LT Hybrid Loaded, gas saving hybrid, nav, sunroof, only 8960 kms

$50,888**

CAR CODE kmthup

2010 GMC Acadia SLT AWD

2010 Saturn Vue XE

Heated leather. Only 21,000 kms. 5 Available

3 TO CHOOSE FROM! Wow!! Economical SUV, only 24500kms

1@$20,888** $158* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

2010 Cadillac SRX

CAR CODE hayoub

1@$35,888**

CAR CODE hayoub

$227* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

2009 GMC Savana 3500

2008 Ford Edge LTD Limited, loaded, AWD, only 68000kms

Luxury SUV crossover, leather, roof, only 22000kms

4X4, LEATHER, SUNROOF,

CAR CODE pgeheh

$199* Bi-weekly

ONE OTHER $49,888

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2010 Ford Escape

1@ $27,888**

2 TO CHOOSE FROM! US1660

CAR CODE CORDOD

38681

$15,888**

2010 Chevrolet Impalas

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2010 Ford Escape

$24,888*

CAR CODE asdrdr

2 TO CHOOSE FROM! US1661

4 cyl, 4x4, leather sunroof, loaded

SLE Extended Cab Staiinless Steel Toolbox Inc.

$18,888**

CAR CODE hwmyrv

$9,488

2009 Cadillac DTS

DEAL OF THE WEEK

2007 Trail Blazer

$16,888**

CAR CODE futhhz

CAR CODE oreasw

2007 Cadillac CTS

2 TO CHOOSE FROM $20,888**

2007 Optra Wagon Loaded, keyless entry, powergroup, MP3, Auto, Air 53000kms

$14,888**

LOW MILEAGE, LEATHER RARE 3.6

$12,888**

2009 Montana

90 DAYS NO PAYMENT

16’ cube, A/C, ramp with 26,000km. PR3365

2 TO CHOOSE FROM!

$276* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 72 Mths

CAR CODE ubbesm

$26,888** $193* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

CAR CODE pyrppd

1200 Baseline @ Merivale

613.225.CARS (2277)

*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 upbydo

Bi-weekly

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Queensway (417) (Experimental Farm)

Baseline Myers Cadillac Chevrolet NEW SHOWROOM

Myers Used Car Centre

448489

$42,888**

Merival e

CAR CODE thyoth

Maitland

$27,888**

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