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NEW BEGINNINGS The five tenants of Humming Bird House are looking at their search for a new home as a chance to start over again.

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FIRE FIT CHALLENGE A course offered by Ottawa Fire Services gave young girls a chance to see what the life of a firefighter is all about.

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HUNDREDS GATHER ON PARLIAMENT HILL TO SAY GOODBYE Olivia Chow, widow of NDP leader Jack Layton, second right, stands beside his casket alongside their children, Michael and Sarah, as Layton’s body lay in state in the foyer of the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings on Wednesday, Aug 24. The leader of the official Opposition died in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 22 at age 61. To read the full story, turn to page 2.

New midway not all magic for Overbrook

UNCERTAIN FUTURE Despite a successful season on the field, the Ottawa Fat Cats are waiting for the city to sort out the future of their stadium.

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The new midway being held in the Ottawa Baseball Stadium in Overbrook has caused frustration among residents and retailers over the number of cars parking on side streets and at area retail stores to visit the fair. The World’s Finest Shows, a carnival supplier, has brought the midway fair to the stadium parking lot from Aug. 19 to 29. The midway, called Ottawa’s Midway Magic, is smaller than the Super Ex that occupied Lansdowne Park until this year, but new location is a cause of concern for the neigh-

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made available at the Department of National Defence office located at 285 Coventry Rd., for the opening weekend. But the opening weekend saw cars lining Presland Road a couple blocks away from the stadium. Cars were seen parked all the way down the street, right up to the stop sign at the corner of Lola Street and Presland Road. As for Canadian Tire, Hayley maintains the store will continue to monitor the situation and will ticket and tow vehicles that are not shopping in their store. “It has just been really difficult,” Hayley said. See CONCERN on 16

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bouring Canadian Tire, which had one of its employees monitoring their parking lot. “We were concerned from the start about the midway coming.” said Scott Hayley, Canadian Tire store manager. “And parking has not been good. We have had some issues and had to supply people outside to monitor the situation all day.” Joe Pavia, the Ottawa organizer for World’s Finest Shows, said they have not had any issues with parking, He said the midways has 100 spots on the site as well as additional spots at the nearby Hampton Inn and the parking lot at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, which is an 11 minute walk away. There was also parking

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Ottawa mourns ‘tireless champion for people’ NDP leader Jack Layton dies at age 61 EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

Hundreds of Ottawans descended on Parliament Hill on Monday afternoon to pay their respects to the man many said transformed not only the New Democratic Party but the Canadian political landscape. Jack Layton, leader of the official Opposition, passed away peacefully at his home in Toronto surrounded by family and loved ones, according to a statement released by his wife Olivia Chow. He was 61. A group of mourners shocked by the sudden news of Layton’s death cried, lit candles and laid flowers around the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill as the Canadian flag flew at half mast above the Peace Tower. “It is very sad, I can only hope we take Jack’s legacy and work together to build a better Canada,” said Vicky Smallman, an Ottawa resident and NDP supporter who was among those gathered. Hundreds of people and many dignitaries lined up at the Par-

liament buildings on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to pay their respects to Layton, whose body was to lie in state until Thursday. The NDP leader had been battling prostate cancer since February 2010 and had hip surgery just before the May 2 federal election. In July, Layton surprised many by announcing he was taking a temporary leave of absence to receive further treatment after doctors discovered he had a new cancer. Messages of condolence were issued throughout the day by politicians of every political stripe. Mayor Jim Watson said he was deeply saddened to learn of Layton’s death. The flags at Ottawa city hall will be flying at halfmast in Layton’s honour until sunset on the day of his burial. “Canadians have lost a true representative of the voice of real people and my heart goes out to all who are close to Jack and Olivia in this time of mourning,” Watson said in a statement. Premier Dalton McGuinty

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Vicky Smallman was among the hundreds of Ottawans that flocked Parliament Hill to pay tribute to Jack Layton on Monday, Aug. 22. said Ontarians and all Canadians will miss Layton’s passion, hard work and fighting spirit. “He always worked hard to represent his constituents, their interests and their needs. He was always a tireless champion for people and our communities.” On behalf of NDP nationwide, interim party leader Nycole Turmel said they need to pull together now and carry on

his fight to make Canada a better place. “Jack was a courageous man. It was his leadership that inspired me, and so many others, to run for office.” Anil Naidoo, Ottawa Centre NDP candidate in the upcoming provincial election, said the best testament to the life of Jack Layton is to continue to live the principles that he espoused and to be out there talking to neighbours

and friends about that vision. “As New Democrats, who are committed to the social values that have made this country great, we’ll continue to take great inspirations from Jack Layton,” said Naidoo. In a letter written two days before his death, dated Aug. 20 and released by his family on Monday, Layton called on other Canadians afflicted with the disease not to be discouraged that his own journey hasn’t gone as well as he had hoped. “You have every reason to be optimistic, determined, and focused on the future,” Layton wrote. “My only other advice is to cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey, as I have done this summer.” He urged his party members to build on the progress they have garnered in the last couple of years and continue to move forward. “Let’s demonstrate in everything we do in the four years before us that we are ready to serve our beloved Canada as its next government.” A state funeral for Jack Layton will be held at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on Saturday.

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Amongst a mess of boxes, pictures, papers and furniture, three of the five tenants of the Humming Bird House reminisce about the home that some of them have lived in for more than six years. “It is going to be hard to leave, but you have to welcome change,� said Derrick Fuller, the original tenant of the home. Fuller and his four other roommates are moving out of the McKay United Church manse after the church struck a deal with the Crichton Cultural Community Centre to move in on Sept. 1. “Although we are leaving, the result does create a cultural community space and offers an interesting partnership between the church and the community,� Fuller said. The manse had been rented out by Fuller since Rev. John Montgomery came to the church in 2004. Montgomery chose not to live in the 11-room, three-storey Victorian house. “It was too big and my big family years are long gone,� Montgomery said. This left the church to find other uses for the home and renting it out became the easiest and most profitable solution. The current tenants have been living in the house as both a residence and running programs and courses out of the

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Humming Bird House tenants William Roth, left, Suzanne Hale and Derrick Fuller will be moving out of the three-storey McKay United Church Manse on Aug. 15 to make room for the Crichton Cultural Community Centre to move in. larger rooms. “When the church came to us and told us they were going to sell, we had hoped we could purchase the building and stay,� Fuller said. The purchase price for the manse, Fuller said, was listed at $969,000. Fuller and the other four tenants, Suzanne Hale, William Roth, Mary Ella Ke-

blusek and Elanor Kubrick had prepared a proposal to raise the rent they were paying and offer the church a more lucrative deal than the one they currently held, but Fuller said the church had decided selling was the only option. Montgomery said for the church, which relies solely on donations, the need for money became greater than the ability to upkeep the home. When the church turned them down, Fuller and the other tenants changed their focus and reached out to the community. Knowing the Crichton Cultural Community Centre had been struggling with their current situation at 200 Crichton St., Fuller said they invited the directors to a tour of the home with hopes of forming a partnership. After that tour and a follow-up 1',!# meeting, Humming Bird House  facilitated a deal between the church and Crichton group. Diana Stephenson, chairwoman of the McKay United Church council, said the church needed to cover the housing allowance costs of the reverend for the long term. “We had a bottom line figure to meet and (the community centre) were happy to meet. The Presbytery would not have sanctioned the sale if we went below that,â€?

Stephenson said. Ottawa Presbytery oversees all the United churches in the Ottawa region and accepted the four month lease with potential to buy the manse in the new year. The deal ultimately has left those currently at Humming Bird House looking for a new home, but Fuller and the rest of the tenants are not feeling bitter; instead they look at it as a new beginning. “We are looking forward to moving on and creating new programs, either within the church space or still within these walls,� Fuller said.

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A parade will be held at 200 Crichton St. this weekend, where the Crichton Cultural Community Centre will say goodbye to their old home and mark their move to their new location. The parade starts at 200 Crichton at 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 27, at the place the community centre has been holding their programming and offices for the past 12 years. Marta Reyes Lipman, a New Edinburgh resident has been working with her neighbours to help the community centre with the parade. “Here in the community we have been very hopeful that we would get the building, because it has been in our community for so long, it was a hub for our community for a long time and there were hopes that it would continue to be a hub, but even though we are sad to move on, we are now happy to have this new place,� she said. “And what better way to marry these two emotions and get everyone together then to have the parade and give a formal goodbye to 200 Crichton?� For CCCC board member Ellen Goodman, the day will be bitter sweet. “This old school has been the heart of our community for more than 100 years and it is with much sadness that we say farewell to its use as a public community facility,� Goodman said. “But, we are thrilled that this new opportunity to move into McKay United Church property.�

The new centre at 255 McKay St. means that programming will not be interrupted and Reyes Lipman, although devastated the old centre is no longer part of the plan, is excited about the potential the new home will give the community. Goodman said space for all the artists, the Lumière Festival offices and new offices for the Crichton Community Council and the New Edinburgh Community Alliance will be available at the house. “Although it is a different space than 200 Crichton, it feels like a good space,â€? Goodman said. “And we are so excited to be able to give this space for our community.â€? Speeches will be given to mark the occasion and then a bagpiper and a member of a Company of Fools will lead the procession to 255 McKay St. The New Edinburgh structure is the former McKay United Church manse. The community centre will be renting for the next four months, with plans to purchase the building from the church. Diana Stephenson, chairwoman of the McKay United Church council said they are looking forward to the new arrangement. “Because we have been such a long standing part of the community I think it will be very fortunate for us and the community centre to have this partnership.â€? The parade starts at 200 Crichton at 3:00 p.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served at the new home.

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Summer school shows academics tips, tricks for handling artifacts MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

Organized by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Reading Artifacts Summer Institute is a summer program for graduate students, post-doctoral students, academics and teachers. The museum has organized the program for the past three years, according to Michel Labrecque, who assists with the program. “We try to foster museum themes and give the participants a better understanding of what to do with artifacts,” Labrecque said. The program lets the participants investigate the artifacts and look beyond the object and think about the history and the people who had a part in making it. “It is about people making connections,” Labrecque said. The week featured hands-on workshops, group artifact research, presentations and speeches by guest faculty and teaching students the basics when it comes to conservation and cataloging of an historically valuable objects. “This week opens communications across the country and the world, it also allows scholars to make connections that will hopefully last a long time,” Labrecque said.

Fleming College professor Deb Scott teaches museum management and curatorship at the Peterborough, Ont.-based school and said she attend the program to better learn about preservation so she can take that knowledge back to her students. “I wanted to learn more about the objects themselves and I have learned so much about the importance of the history behind an object and how an object can tell many stories,” Scott said, adding that she has found the week has opened her mind to look at objects in a much broader context. She also said she didn’t expect to get quite so much hands-on experience. Labrecque said in some ways, getting one’s hands a bit dirty is the best way to tell the story of an object. One of the sessions saw the students re-wiring a 1980sera circuit board under the guidance of two former employees of the Ottawa-based Gandalf Technology. Scott said they got to hear about the history company. “We learned the background, which is so important,” Scott said. “When you collect objects, you have to collect more, you have to collect their stories for the object to come to life, and it is important on a whole pile of levels. That is what museums should do, help people connect with objects.”

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The mayor wants Ottawa to step up to raise money to support famine victims in the Horn of Africa and he wants to challenge other cities to do the same. Mayor Jim Watson will host a $100-aticket event on Sept. 14 to support the Humanitarian Coalition’s famine relief. Estimates peg the number of people affected by the famine at around 10 million, particularly in Somalia, southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. “This is an important occasion for Ottawa to come together in the spirit of compassion,” Watson said. The event will feature entertainment and local cuisines offered by several African embassies and will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Jean Pigott Hall in city hall at 110 Laurier Ave. Proceeds from the event will be matched by the federal government and will benefit coalition, which includes CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada. But before the event takes place, Watson will challenge mayors of other Ontario cities to do the same. The mayor was at the Big City Mayor’s caucus for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in London, Ont. from Aug. 21 to 24. That effort meant a lot to Ismail Mohamed, one of the community organizers of the event and a resident of Barrhaven. Before coming to Canada, Mohamed found

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Jack’s great hope

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ack Layton died Monday, in the early hours of the morning. A giant, his fall was felt across the country. Canadians nationwide poured out their grief for Jack. The widespread admiration felt for him – some because of his views, some despite them – is among the man’s finest legacies. He is widely remembered as a fighter, a man of strong ideals, and a person you’d be happy to call your neighbour. Politicians of all stripes recalled their fondest memories and favourite qualities of the NDP leader, a true achievement in a climate pock-marked by partisanship. Though he couldn’t keep his promise to return to the House of Commons in September, he made another pact in his final message to us. In Parliament, it will be as powerful a presence as his empty seat. It was in his final letter that his great spirit shone brightest. For almost 30 years, from Toronto City Council to Parliament Hill, he chose his battles with his heart and fought them with limitless guts. Optimism and integrity are remembered as hallmarks of his career. It was with words of hope, however, that he chose to make his exit. In a letter to Canadians published hours after his death, Jack wrote that

hope is a precious commodity, and promised us we can change the world if only we believe in its power. Those who “are on journeys to defeat cancer and live their lives” must maintain their hope and determination, he wrote. “Don’t be discouraged that my own journey hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped.” Those in his party he implored not to lose faith in their cause, but to recommit to it with even greater energy and determination. And to those young people, who look out at their futures and see an array of overwhelming challenges, he implored them not to lose hope that they have the power to change the world for the better. But it was his final words – powerfully capped with the inclusive “We” – that touched so many, and will keep his spirit alive and fighting for years to come. “My friends,” Layton wrote. “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” As the day approaches where 307 members will enter a House of Commons that feels remarkably empty, let us not forget Jack’s great hope: that we can make the world – in which “life’s highs and lows are inextricably linked” – a better place.

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The little things that make a city great

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here has been a series running in the Citizen in recent days on the question of how Ottawa can become a greater city and why it hasn’t done so up to now. Various explanations have been put forward, among them the notion that the rest of Canada doesn’t like our city much. When used in headlines, the name “Ottawa” has become synonymous with bad news – bickering, scandal, ineptitude, government waste. Our city, it goes without saying, is not responsible for any of that. It just sits here and plays host to it. But people away from here, it is argued, take it out on us and are reluctant to be generous in supporting projects that would make the city greater. So it falls on government to do that. Aside from a few stunning examples in the last quarter century – the National Gallery, the War Museum, the Museum of Civilization – the government hasn’t done much. Ottawa’s City Hall is pretty nice and the new Convention Centre may turn out to be a fine addition. But these are mere dots on a larger and bleaker landscape. Is this because the rest of Canada hates

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town us? Probably not. And it is probably not – at least not totally – because every decision here has to be approved by at least 93 levels of government. It is mostly because making a city great involves spending money. Governments spending money went out of style many years ago. So that leaves us a bit with our hands tied as far as making Ottawa a great city is concerned. It is apparently on us, our little individual selves, to do the job. We’ll do what we can, rake the lawn and hang flags out the window, but it is unlikely that true civic greatness lies in this direction. We have to wait for government spending – and, of course, taxes – to come back into fashion before anything big happens.

While we wait, we can work on keeping some of the things that work well already. I was thinking about this at the ballpark the other day, where I went with my grandson to watch the Ottawa Fat Cats claw the Barrie Bay Cats, as they say on the sports pages. It seemed like there were a lot of grandparents and grandchildren at that game, a lot of kids seeing their first baseball game and it was a nice scene, one of the less spectacular things that makes a city great. Ottawa Stadium has always been a good place, ever since the Lynx played there in the ’90s, and while the quality of ball has slipped a bit, other things are improved. The music isn’t so loud and the mascot, who is called Grape, for some reason – perhaps because he’s purple – seems more friendly than Lenny the Lynx ever did. Baseball seemed to be slipping out of our hands a few years ago and it wasn’t helped by the city allowing much of the stadium parking lot to be used for other purposes. This is an example of how hard it is just to keep things going that work. If the Fat Cats ever really take off, getting into the stadium is going to be a big problem, one the city government

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might help with. All over town there are examples of family-friendly sports events played at a high level. More and more people are turning out to see the Ottawa Fury play soccer. And the Ottawa 67’s games are always fun and affordable. Great cities, and the people who live in them, make sure that such activities survive and prosper. We have only to look the void where the Ottawa Ex used to be to see what can happen. On a more serious note, I’m still perplexed by how the mascot for a team of cats can be a grape. Perhaps many levels of government were involved.

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e bought our first house six years ago. We had a down payment saved, a child and another on the way, and we figured it was a good time to settle in somewhere for at least five years. Before that, I’d only ever thought about the next six months. Buying a house can be an emotional event, especially if you’re pregnant. Find something you like, and you can spend days imagining you and your family growing in this place, and how the walls will shape you, and before long you can’t imagine yourself anywhere else. Desperation overtakes logic as you head into the largest ever business transaction of your life. It’s probably not the best thing to get emotionally worked up about. In our first experience, we did, and we bid, only to end up in what could have been a financially devastating bidding war for one house of thousands. In the end, the inspection told us the house was prone to flooding, our plans for renovations would have to go on hold, and the mortgage was too high for us anyway. I remember crying about this loss, unable to imagine how my family would prosper anywhere else. It was my mortgage specialist who brought me back to reality: “Brynna, this is a business transaction. Crying about this house is like crying when you see the 97 bus pull away from the curb without you. There’s always another bus. And there’s always another house.” And he was right, and I stopped grieving, and we bought a different house

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within three days. Six years on, we’re in another new situation. Emotional me has fallen in love with my neighbourhood and the people who live here and I never want to move. But our house has a few quirks that we’ve never quite grown into. Another house has come up for sale around the corner that we’d like to grow into. And I’ve spent the last three days in anticipation and agony, meeting with bankers, lawyers and realtors to find out if and how we can possibly purchase this house. They’re trying to be nice, but they also sense my desperation. As my new mortgage specialist quipped after I spent 10 minutes rambling about the absolute necessity of getting into the new place: “I get it. This house is for now. The new house is for life.” Yes, kind of. But it scared me when he said it. For life? I suppose, but until now we’ve only ever looked five years down the road at a time. This is a neighbourhood where people live in their homes for decades, only to eventually die in their kitchens by natural causes. I pictured myself flailing in the kitchen at the new place – a kitchen which has its own undesirable quirks – grey-haired and alone, and I started to panic. Maybe I’m not ready to make a lifelong commitment. And all the doubts began to emerge. After all, there are a lot of complicating factors, like the fact that we have to sell our house before we can afford to buy a new one. And the fact that we have to decide whether it’s worth it to raise our monthly outputs just as we’re starting to feel financially comfortable. After many sleepless nights and meetings and imaginings, I’ve decided to put the emotions away. I’m going to look at the house for the first time tonight – yeah, I haven’t even seen the inside of the place yet – and if we like it, we’ll bid. But we’re not going to compromise. Because, at the end of the day, for all its quirks, the house we’ve got is pretty darned good. And who wants to go through the hassle of a move anyway?

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7 ways to save on school expenses year, chances are there will be a number of pieces that are still usable and appropriate. Take a day or two to go through kids’ wardrobes and set aside items that can be used for school. Make a list of new items to purchase.

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2. Establish a budget. Set a limit as to how much will be spent on each child and don’t stray over that limit. Around $150 to $200 may be adequate to pick up a few basics. Taking out cash from the bank and spending only what is in hand may make shoppers less likely to overspend or turn to credit cards for purchases.

3. Stock up on the basics. New undergarments and socks will be needed. Aim for about 10 to 12 pairs of each. This also may be a good time to purchase pre-adolescent girls a training bra or sports bra to provide some support. 4. Buy new shoes. Shoes are one element of a wardrobe that may need to be entirely new. Active children tend to wear out shoes quickly. One pair of sneakers and one pair of dressier shoes, like oxfords, or ballet flats for girls, may be adequate. 5. Shop sales. If the weather is warm, it’s possible to save money on clearance T-shirts and shorts that stores are putting on sale to make room for next season’s items. Don’t fill a student’s wardrobe with heavy sweatshirts or sweaters at this juncture. Layering options are good because students can adjust accordingly to feel comfortable. 6. Intermingle designer with discount. Not every item in a child’s wardrobe has to be trendy. Layering items, such as T-shirts, can often be picked up for a discount in stores like Target or Walmart or Old Navy. Outer items, like jeans or some shirts, can be picked up from the trendier stores. Shop their sales and see if they offer coupons by signing up to loyalty Web sites. 7. Go early in the day. Although it may be a challenge get the kids up and dressed to visit stores when they’re in vacation mode, arriving early means thinner crowds and refreshed children. Kids who are tired or hungry can be prone to meltdowns. Pack snacks and drinks to be on the safe side. Some stores offer early bird special sales, which can make shopping once the doors open even more advantageous. School shopping signals the end of vacation time. Make the most of the opportunity to save and reduce stress when shopping. BS117027

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The Ontario New Democratic Party would cover half the burden of Ottawa’s transit operation costs if elected to lead the province this October, according to leader Andrea Horwath. The Hamilton East MPP said that her job, if elected as premier, would be to make it easier for mayors and city council to make decisions that make their cities more liveable. “The premier should be making it easier for mayors to make those decisions,� she said. Transit is a large part of that, and Horwath committed to funding half of city transit operating costs under an NDP government – if the city agrees to freeze transit fares. With a $2.1-billion project to bring light rail to Ottawa on the horizon, the city will be spending more money on transit than perhaps it ever has in its history. Sharing the cost of operating that system “would begin to put Ottawa on equal footing with cities around the world,� Horwath said. Speaking to the business community as part of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Mayor’s Breakfast series on Aug. 18, Horwath said fare hikes hit transit users and result in reduced ridership and a freeze would help break that cycle. If the province kicked some money towards municipal transit, it would help free up the city’s budget for other projects, Horwath said. But she pledged that she won’t tell mayors how to spend those savings. “I know that Ottawa has had a lot of varying and different political voices telling you exactly what those improvements should and shouldn’t be,� Horwath said. “I’m not going to do that. I am going to commit to working with council on their vision.� Horwath also highlighted the Hintonburg Hub as a type of innovative health solution her party supports that would move the province forward. Horwath said she recently met with proponents of the Hintonburg Hub along with the NDP candidate for Ottawa Centre, Anil Naidoo, and they were encouraged by what they heard. Ideas like the Hub promote healthy communities, not just healthy individuals, she said. “This sort of creativity helps us tackle our health challenges in a whole new way,� she said. Horwath highlighted the economic impact of creating sustainable healthcare and education systems during her speech. The idea behind the community-driven Hintonburg Hub plan is to purchase a piece of land at the Bethany Hope Centre and turn it into a facility featuring affordable housing units and community services. Several non-profit organizations, including the Somerset West Community Health Centre, have been working on the pitch. The Hub could be part of the NDP’s

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NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in Ottawa last week to speak with a crowd of local businesspeople as part of the Ottawa Business Journal’s Mayor’s Breakfast Series. new approach to healthcare, which is aimed at prevention and keeping people who don’t need critical care out of hospitals. That would involve creating more long-term care options, but also preventing people from having to enter a hospital to begin with. “We can’t just wait for everyone to get sick,� she said. Forgiving new doctors’ student debt if they practise in underserved communities is part of that, and supporting community health teams, Horwath said. In her speech, Horwath also took a swipe at former Ontario NDP premier Bob Rae, who is now serving as interim leader for the federal Liberal party. Saying that not every NDP premier has had a “stellar record,� Horwath continued: “Since the premier with the absolute worst record is campaigning for another party nowadays, I’m not going to take any lectures from my opponents.� In front of a crowd of approximately 200 businesspeople, Horwath broached the topic of corporate tax cuts and expressed her lack of support for the cuts. “Some of you may disagree with me, but I disagree with that approach,� she said. Instead, the NDP would focus any tax cuts where they can help create jobs and investments – mostly for small businesses, those that invest in the education of their employees and companies that spend their money in Ontario. The NDP recognizes that it is the private sector that will create jobs, but she said government does have a role to play in assisting businesses in helping lift Ontario out of an economic slump, Horwath said. Ontarians will go to the polls on Oct. 6.

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Teen girls had the chance to bang down doors, search and rescue in the dark, lift ladders and climb up the side of an 11-metre building last week, all while wearing up to 23 kilograms of firefighter gear. The Female Firefighters in Training camp (Camp FFIT) ran at the Ottawa Fire Services Training Division Building at 898 Industrial Road from Aug. 15-19. The course has been designed to give young girls the chance to see what being a firefighter is about. Organized by the City of Ottawa and Fire Service Women of Ontario, a non-profit association of women in career and volunteer fire departments in Ontario, the camp pushes girls both physically and mentally. Twelve-year firefighter veteran and one of the first women to become a firefighter in Ottawa, Louise Hine-Schmidt is the camp coordinator for Camp FFIT. “We teach them how the tools are used (in a fire) and slowly the girls progress so stuff gets a little harder as the week goes on,” Hine-Schmidt said. She said she loves watching the girls grow and become more confident throughout the week. “What I see as the best part is the first day they come in, they are shy and a little bit afraid – they don’t know what to expect and by the end of the week they have grown exponentially,” Hine-Schmidt

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The Female Firefighters in Training camp ran at the Ottawa Fire Services Training Division Building at 898 Industrial Rd. from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19 and gave the 24 girls at the camp a chance to learn what it is like to be a firefighter. said. “And I hope they finish with a lot of self confidence.” For the Ottawa Fire Service this camp puts the idea of recruiting in a whole new light.

The camp had a limited number of spaces and for girls to be considered, they had to fill out an application that asked a number of questions about their intent. Only 24 got a chance to participate in the

program. For Emily Organ it was simple. Her dad is a firefighter and she wants to truly understand what her father’s job is all about. “It is not easy that is for sure,” Organ said. Not really planning on choosing the firefighter career path, she said she now appreciates what her father does every time he leaves for work. Meanwhile Michelle Eves, 16, signed up for the camp because she is seriously thinking about becoming a firefighter when she finishes high school. “I am really interested in firefighting and I thought that if I took this camp I would really know for sure if I really wanted to do it or not,” Eves said. She added she loves the adrenaline that saving people from a fire can give as well as the opportunity to work and help the community. “This is letting them know this is a possible career choice for them,” HineSchmidt said. “It is about watching them grow...they just become just such good friends with each other and there is a lot of team, a lot of camaraderie and its summer camp, that is what it is.”

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Stadium issues cast shadow over Fat Cats future MICHELLE NASH michelle.nash@metroland.com

The success of the Ottawa Fat Cats, as well as a number of other well-attended events held over the past 18 weeks of this summer has left the current tenants of the Ottawa Baseball Stadium asking the city of Ottawa why their future is still in the dark. The fate of the stadium and the future of its current occupants, the Ottawa Fat Cats, are only as certain as the lease with the city that ends in Oct 2012. And so far, the owners of the team have not heard anything from the city about whether they will be able to stay beyond that date. “We are still in the dark as far as the future, and for us to succeed or anything to succeed we need the parking lot,” said Fat Cats general manager Duncan Macdonald. The parking lot and the stadium itself are currently under review by city staff, who released in report in April discussing the long term strategy of the stadium. Written by Gordon MacNair, the report stated baseball alone was not enough to keep the stadium alive. The report was scheduled to be presented at the city’s finance and economic development committee on April 5, but Mayor Jim Watson ordered the report be delayed just before the meeting, requesting more time to discuss the findings in

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Ottawa Fat Cats general manager Duncan MacDonald gets ready to swing at a recent Toronto Blue Jays alumni event at the Ottawa Baseball Stadium, just one of more than 120 events organized for the 2011 season. the report with the public. At a recent event held in Overbrook, Watson stated the future of the stadium is a question he hopes to answer this fall. “Right now we don’t have a game plan for the long term because we are going to

go out and start consulting the public this fall,” Watson said. “We have got some interests in various baseball teams and we want to make sure that before any decision is made we properly and adequately consult the public and get their ideas.” Sheila Perry, president of the Overbrook Community Council, has seen many teams try to make a go of life at the stadium, from the Lynx to the Rapidz to the Voyageurs, all of whom have come and gone since the park was built in 1993. She understands that it would be hard to plan for the future without knowing what the future holds for the property.. “I can’t speak for them, but you can see why they would be curtailed into putting more money into fixing the stadium if they don’t know where they will be after next year,” Perry said. McDonald believes the city should at least give them the courtesy of moving the team to another facility in the city if life at the stadium becomes untenable. “If the city decides to sell or develop the stadium, then they should also be obligated to move us. Reposition us so that we can still continue to represent Ottawa,” said McDonald, adding that the team is currently coping with a broken scoreboard among a number of other things that need to be fixed at the stadium. “Unless we know where we are in the long term, we are not too excited to continue to put our money into fixing up this

stadium,” McDonald said. The Ottawa Fat Cats are having their most successful season and will be competing in the Intercounty Baseball League championship series against the Brantford Red Sox. Game 1 of the series takes place on Saturday, Aug. 27 in Brantford. And although his team has been played well this season, MacDonald feels that the success may not be enough to keep the Fat Cats playing at the stadium. “Whether we win or loose doesn’t have anything to do with what happens to the stadium,” McDonald said. MacDonald said the Ottawa Stadium Group wrote a letter the finance and economic development committee requesting the city use the money the club pays in rent to fix up the stadium. He has not received a response. City spokeswoman Jocelyne Turner said McNair and his staff will not comment about their report. “At this time it is premature for city staff to comment on the Ottawa Stadium,” Turner said. “A report will be going to FEDCo and Council in the fall. Once that is prepared officials will be available to speak to it.” Perry can only hope for the best for the community. “It is an asset in our community,” Perry said. “The question remains what is how this asset will serve the community and Ottawa the best.”

Run for the Cure efforts ramping up EDDIE RWEMA eddie.rwema@metroland.com

Momentum is gathering for one of Ottawa’s largest single day run. Preparations are in high gear for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, a volunteer-led fundraising event taking place on Oct. 2. On Aug. 10, organizers held a training session for team captains at the Glebe Community Centre to help educate them on how to formulate their teams, give them tips on fundraising, motivate team members, and give them materials to help them get their teams organized. “The teams fundraise more that 60 per cent of all the funds that get raised from the Ottawa site,” said Paul Lansbergen, the volunteer run director for the Ottawa-Gatineau campaign. Last year, support of the Run for the Cure grew stronger in the Ottawa area, with record-breaking $1.8 million raised by more than 9,000 runners, walkers, donors, volunteers and partners. Officials hope to break that record this year by mobilizing more funds and volunteers. “We are always driving for beating last year,” said Lansbergen, who will also be running in honour of his mother, who died of breast cancer. He noted that their numbers are tracking quite well and they are optimistic it’ll be a successful run. More than 350 teams participated in last year’s run. “Running in a team is sometimes mo-

tivational and emotional for some people because some are formed around a friend or family member that has gone through the treatment and is surviving or unfortunately didn’t survive,” he said. Lansbergen said that thanks to events like Run for the Cure, great strides have been made in improving screenings and treatments. “Breast cancer is quite a prominent disease among women,” he said. “It affects one in nine through their lifetimes and although mortality rates are going down and the survival rates are going up, there are still 23,000 women that are diagnosed every year and that is too many.” Michelle Patenaude, team captain for Curvy Ladies, said participating in the Run for Cure is the most amazing thing she has been part of. “Myself, I do it personally because my mother-in-law passed away from breast cancer couple of months before I got married and it has touched our family,” said Patenaude. This year will be exceptional for the group, as they will be running in honour of their teammate who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently going through treatment. “To see the amount of people, survivors, family members and the sea of pink doing the walk and the run, it is just amazing,” she said. Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer in Canadian women over the age of 20, representing 28 per cent of all cancer cases in Canadian women.


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DAN PLOUFFE She owns every title available to her nationally and hasn’t lost a match in well over a year, but as Alejandra Paguaga prepares for her division’s competition on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the FILA cadet world wrestling championships in Hungary, the Tsunami Academy athlete knows that her undefeated streak will face a major test. “I honestly don’t know what to expect, so I’d like to place maybe top-10,” says Paguaga, who competes in the 56-kilogram class. “Top-10 in the world sounds pretty good. If I could get top-three or even win, obviously that would be amazing, but I’m just trying to focus on one match at a time.” The Samuel-Genest high school student is headed into unfamiliar territory during her first trip overseas, having only previously seen her U.S. competitor out of all the international wrestlers she’ll face. “That’s something we just can’t prepare for – travelling to Europe on a long flight, jetlag, food, a strange language, no home comforts, different time zone,” notes Paguaga’s coach, Derek Kossatz, adding there won’t be any easy opponents since all are national champions. “It’s going to be a challenge for her.” Paguaga will also face the unfamiliarity of not having her usual coach in her corner. Kossatz was one of three coaches short-listed to join Team Canada, but

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OFSAA high school, club provincials, nationals and Team Canada trials champion Alejandra Paguaga has four major domestic titles under her belt this season, but she’ll be putting her undefeated streak on the line when she competes in the 56 kg division of the FILA cadet world championships this week in Hungary. he’ll be following the action from home as former world champ Gia Sissaouri of Montreal leads the group. “I’m a little nervous,” admits Paguaga, who’s collected OFSAA high school, club provincial and Canadian titles this season. “But at the same time, the national

Community calendar We welcome your submissions of upcoming community, non-profit events. Please email events to OTWevents@metroland.com by 4:30 p.m. Friday.

• AUGUST 27 Say goodbye to 200 Crichton St. and welcome the New Edinburgh House with a parade, rain or shine, starting at 3 p.m. at the Avon Lane Entrance of 200 Crichton St. and ending at New Edinburgh House at 255 Mackay St. Bagpipers will lead neighbours in a festive procession from Avon Lane to Crichton Street and finally to Mackay Street for a party. Everyone is welcome. Cake and refreshments will be served.

• AUGUST 27 Shenkman Art Centre Orleans presents the Canadian Grandmasters Fiddling Competition and Show. Preliminaries start at 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00. The finals start at 7:00 pm with tickets for $35.00 for the show, or both shows for $45.00. Special guest artists Ivan & Vivian Hicks from New Brunswick will perform. You will see top Fiddlers from across Canada. For tickets call 613-580-2700, www.shenkmanarts.ca or in person at the Theatre box office. For more information go to www.Canadiangrandmasters.ca .

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• SEPTEMBER 10 10th Hintonburg Harvest Festival offers a fun festival for everyone, including a bouncy castle, games, art projects 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., horse and trolley rides 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Hintonburg Hip-Hop & Break Dancers will perform and dance contests, music, children’s games and activities including a fundraising barbecue feast and information tables setup throughout the day. Best Apple Pie Contest Entries in by 12:30pm and judging at 1:00pm. Proceeds from the afternoon go to local youth programming. Call Lorrie Marlow at 613-761-6672 lorriemarlow@yahoo.ca to offer your help or for information.

• SEPTEMBER 18 Friends of the Farm is offering a bus tour to the heart of 1000 Islands to enjoy an enchanting cruise of the Islands, visit Boldt Castle on Heart Island, and Singer Castle on Dark Island. Package includes transportation, boat cruise, both castles, and the buffet lunch. The bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns in the evening. For more information call 613-230-3276 or visit: www.friendsofthefarm.ca .

• AUGUST 30

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Village Voices Women’s Choir welcomes women to join the choir for singing and friendship. Registration and introduction to the Choir will take place on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Mother Teresa Catholic School on 1035 Concession St. Russell Registration fee is $95.00. For more information contact Karen at 613-822-3012 www.freewebs.com/village-

The Eastern Ontario Umpires Association (EOUA) is looking for men and women aged 18 and over who are interested in officiating fast- and slo-pitch softball. The EOUA is affiliated with Softball Canada, Softball Ontario, Slo-Pitch Ontario and USSSA. Training and clinics are provided. Please call Stuart at 613-7443967 or Dave 613-791-6767.

team coaches are very good, they’ve been to international tournaments before, and they’ve gotten to know us athletes, so it’s not like we’ll be alone.” Paguaga will also have a couple of teammates there, Adam and Torin Macfadyen, who joined the Tsunami club on

St. Laurent Boulevard shortly after earning their Team Canada berth at this past April’s trials. “They’ve got a very strong judo background, but they’re relatively new to wrestling,” says Kossatz, whose new athletes first became judo champions out of Takahashi Dojo. “That can be a great asset for them, however there are many European nations that have strong judo backgrounds as well.” Kossatz says he doesn’t know his new students well enough to predict how they might fare at the worlds, but it’s also just as much a guessing game with Paguaga considering all the variables. “It’s her first time going to this international event,” he explains, emphasizing that Paguaga is in the best condition she’s ever been in her career. “The worst could happen – she could lose her first match and be done the event. But I think it’s entirely possible that she could actually pull off the gold medal. She’s a real game-day wrestler.” Regardless of results, Kossatz believes what’s most valuable about competing at the worlds is that Paguaga’s now experienced the concept of year-round training to prepare for a major international event in the summer. “My summer’s basically been all training,” smiles Carson Grove’s Paguaga. “I was very happy to get my Canada singlet with my name on it, and I’m excited to wear it at the tournament.”

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