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East Edition Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 52

October 20, 2011 | 20 Pages

HEALTH SCARE About 6,800 people may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis at a Carling Avenue clinic.


ATHLETES HONOURED Three Ottawa Special Olympians were honoured by Mayor Jim Watson on behalf of the city for their ongoing success as athletes.


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Decorated pumpkins, like those shown from last year’s festival, are set to adorn Beechwood businesses as part of Quartier Vanier annual PumpkinFest, sparking some friendly competition amongst merchants. For the full story, turn to page 3.

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Some New Edinburgh area residents are questioning the area community association’s stance on issues surrounding Vietnamese Embassy’s relocation to 55 MacKay St. At the New Edinburgh Community Alliance’s monthly board meeting on Oct. 17, several residents attended to express

their concerns about the embassy, which is looking to take up residence at the historic MacKay Street home and turn it into the home offices for the diplomatic mission of Vietnam. The residents felt they hadn’t received adequate notice about the embassy’s application to relocate and had wanted to see public consultation held regarding the issue. “I hope the consultation process is

changed next time,” said resident Leslie McKay. “I do not feel the concerned residents’ views were heard.” President Joan Mason said herself and the alliance’s heritage and development committee chairman Paul McConnell put in a lot of time getting the word out about the application and they had emailed members asking if anyone had any concerns about it. See ALLIANCE on page 3


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Light the Night casts spotlight on blood cancers EDDIE RWEMA

More than 2,000 supporters are expected to bring hope to those with blood cancers at the second annual Light the Night 5k walk in Ottawa on Oct. 22. Families, friends, neighbors and teams from Ottawa-area businesses will gather at Lisgar Field near city hall to raise money for research and to help support people coping with cancers like leukemia. “Things are going really well. We have seen a great turnout so far and we are ready to walk this weekend,” said Lindsay McGahey, co-ordinator the Ottawa Light the Night campaign. Organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the walk helps build awareness and celebrates the lives touched by blood cancers. Money raised by participants provide support for lifesaving blood cancer research, free educational materials and events for patients and their families. This year, organizers are looking to raise more than $325,000. “Registration is going really

well,” said McGahey. “So far we have more than 850 walkers and we are expecting between 2,000 and 3,000 to show up.” She considers the event to be a casual walk to support the cause and is open to all regardless of their fitness level. “Children, adults and seniors are all welcome,” she said. “It is also going to be an evening of hope.” Participants will walk with illuminated balloons representing survivors, supporters and in memory of loved ones. “Everyone carrying a white balloon will be walking for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer,” said McGahey. Though much of the focus is to remember those who have died, McGahey said the walk itself is more of a recognition that much needs to be done to find a cure and to make the lives of those with blood cancers even better. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a remembrance ceremony to honour the memory of those that have passed on. Last year, the event raised $235,000.


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MAKING OLD NEW AGAIN Rockcliffe Park Public School student Mattias Petersen helped plant a tree in the schoolyard on Oct. 12 to help beautify the grounds. The project also saw an old piece of play equipment granted a second life – the wooden frame surrounding the newly planted tree once served as the casing for the school’s sandbox.

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Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area will be holding their annual pumpkin festival Beechwood PumpkinFest which will have Beechwood Avenue merchants compete for the best store front displays.

Beechwood about to get spooky MICHELLE NASH

Beechwood Avenue merchants are getting ready to join the fun by competing in the annual Quartier Vanier pumpkin festival. The Beechwood PumpkinFest is currently entering its fourth season that will see store owners on both the north and south side of Beechwood Avenue compete for the best Halloween storefront display starting Oct. 27. “Most of the merchants are already brainstorming their ideas … the enthusiasm we get from

them is awesome,” said Krystal Mathieu, spokeswoman for Quartier Vanier. The displays have in the past been both inside and outside of stores all along Beechwood and have either pumpkins which have been carved or Halloweeninspired displays. The contest will feature a panel of celebrity judges to vote for the best display, however, the BIA has said customers are welcome to vote for their favourite displays on the Quartier Vanier BIA Facebook page from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30. The winning stores will be announced on Oct. 31.

About 6,800 patients who underwent a procedure at a private Ottawa clinic might have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, according to Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa’s chief medical officer of health. Levy said the procedures at the centre of the scare are endoscopic procedures, such as colonoscopies, that were performed at a clinic run by Dr. Christiane Farazli located at 1081 Carling Ave., suite 606, across the street from the Ottawa Hospital Civic campus. While those procedures are no longer being conducted at the clinic, he added, it remains in operation. At a press conference on Monday, Oct. 17, Levy said the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario had inspected the clinic and found that some infection prevention and cleaning protocols were not always being followed. Levy said the investigation found tools that had been inadequately sterilized, expired chemicals and a failure perform “deep cleaning” of instruments. Endoscopes are cleaned using a process that has several steps to

make sure that they are properly scrubbed and disinfected between patients, a procedure that was not always followed at Dr.Farazli’s clinic. Registered letters were sent on Monday to about 6,800 patients who were treated at the clinic between April 2002 and June 2011. As a result of its investigation and consultations with communicable disease experts, Levy said there is a very low risk that patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus or HIV during the tests. “The risk of associated infection is believed to be less than one in one million for hepatitis B, less than one in 50 million for hepatitis C, and less than one in three billion for HIV,” said Levy “Even though the risk of infection for those who had the procedures related to this issue is very low, we wanted to ensure that affected patients were made aware of the situation so that they can consider being tested for these infections if that is what they wish.” The letters will provide people with general information and advise them to call their family doctor, and arrange a blood test if they’re concerned. They include information for patients

Alliance satisfied legal safeguards will protect heritage From EMBASSY on page 1 “There are strong feelings on both sides. We asked for people to get on board, but did not hear back,” Mason said. McKay said she felt the board should have tried harder to contact residents. The alliance had supported the embassy’s application to relocate to the neighbourhood and purchase the building.

“I think the aspect of ‘what if ’ doesn’t resonate with many residents,” Mason said. Heritage Ottawa and the alliance’s heritage and development committee had looked over the application from the embassy to the city, and in a letter supporting the purchase, the committee expressed concerns about issues surrounding parking and traffic, as well as the expectation that

the building’s heritage aspects would be preserved. “It is the view of NECA that the existing legal safeguards, staff directives, and working assumptions of staff go a long way towards eliminating or reducing our concerns,” the letter stated. “We also believe it is important these legal constraints and staff positions are understood and accepted by the appli-

cant.” Heritage Ottawa also supported the application and its president, Leslie Maitland, also sent a letter of approval. “Heritage Ottawa considers it of vital importance to the character of the district and to MacKay St in particular,” her letter stated. At a planning committee on Sept. 13, residents handed in a

who would like to be tested. These are free blood tests and patients will need to go to a laboratory to have blood taken. If a patient would like to be tested they have several options which are outlined in the letter. OPH has established a dedicated information line for residents who have questions related to this issue. Any person who underwent endoscopy in the facility during the time period mentioned and who has not received a letter by Tuesday, Oct. 25 should contact OPH. A dedicated information line has been set up by OPH and can be reached at 613-580-2888. The phone line will be available between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Additional information can be found at health. Patients are also being advised not to go to a hospital emergency department for blood testing. Hospitals will re-direct patients seeking blood tests for this issue to call OPH. Did you receive a letter from Ottawa Public Health? We want to tell your story – email us at patricia. or call 613-221-6261.

petition with 373 signatures opposing the application. McKay said she felt residents should have been better informed about the alliance’s position, before the planning committee meeting at city hall took place. The home had been up for sale for the past two years, but remained unsold. The board said they stand by their decision to support the application. The embassy has also sent the alliance a letter assuring it that they intend on respecting the heritage sensitive home.



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City seeking input on 30-year waste vision LAURA MUELLER

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Transit Union 279 ratified the extension to the current collective agreement between the union and the City of Ottawa until March 31, 2012.

Transit union approves city offer of one-year extension LAURA MUELLER

More than 2,500 transit workers will not walk off the job this winter after the Amalgamated Transit Union and the city signed off on a one-year contract extension on Oct. 14. “I am pleased that the union membership has ratified this contract offer and I look forward to finalizing this agreement at the transit commission and council meetings this coming week,” said Mayor Jim Watson in a press release. “Ensuring that our commuters did not face another winter strike has been a significant priority for this council and we look forward to setting a positive framework to begin work on a long term contract starting this December.” The Amalgamated Transit Union 279 ratified the extension to the current collective agreement between the union and the City of Ottawa until March 31, 2012. The new agreement will give the union a two per cent raise for all members, which translates to about 40 cents an hour for most workers, covering the year of the extension from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. The union’s president Gary Queale said the agreement also contains a condition that union members would maintain the city’s upcoming light-rail system, creating about 150 new jobs. The agreement also contains a 0.5 per cent increase to the city’s

contribution to the union’s pension plan, which covers 2,700 members. “We believe it’s a good offer,” Queale said before the agreement was made, adding that the negotiating team unanimously supported the offer. Before the agreement was made, Queale and Watson agreed that a one-year contract extension is better than having the current deal expire, and it would put off a potential work stoppage. But the final goal is to come up with a contract that covers a longer time period. “We felt that we could make some progress on a couple of different issues in the short term so we could get down to the longer-term agreement later in the year,” Watson said. “The long-term goal is to get a longterm agreement.” When asked if he thought the city and the union could agree to a lengthier deal during the next round of negotiations, Queale said he is hopeful. “But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” Negotiations on the next contract could start as early as Dec. 1, he said, adding the union local and the city have been hashing out the one-year extension for about a month. Now, the city’s transit commission will also vote on whether to accept the agreement on Oct. 19, and council would have the final sign-off during a special meeting. With files from Kristy Wallace

The city is embarking on a plan to create a 30-year waste strategy, and it wants your input. Every Ottawa resident puts out an average of 360 kilograms of waste each year, and the city is looking at how to deal with that trash, recyclables and organics as it plans for the future. The Trail Road landfill won’t last forever, and the city needs to think ahead, said River Coun, Maria McRae, the chair of the city’s environment committee. “It’s important to have the road map of where we’re going to go,” McRae said. “If we don’t start talking about this today, we’re not going to be prepared for the future.” They city’s manager of solid waste services, Marilyn Journeaux, agreed. “It will provide a lot of clarity and direction as to where we’re going,” she said. “At the end of it, everything is on the table,” McRae added. “There is not one technology or one way of getting rid of waste that we’re not prepared to listen to.” Some areas residents might tell the city to look at include incineration, recycling Styrofoam, or working with businesses and institutions to strengthen their recycling programs, McRae said. Residents can fill out a survey online at or attend one of four “waste and recycling fairs” this month.

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The city is hosting a series of consultations this month as the first step in crafting a 30-year vision for how Ottawa deals with trash, recyclables and organics. The following consultations will each kick off with a free pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and run until noon: • Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex • Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Walter Baker Sports Centre • Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex • Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Stittsville Community Centre

You can also fill out the questionnaire on Sunday, Oct, 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rideau Centre on the second level, in front of Sears. Results of the consultation will be presented to the environment committee on Nov. 15. That will set the stage for a draft of the plan that will come forward in the spring of 2012. It could be put into action by the fall of 2012.

Low rates behind city’s $75M loan decision LAURA MUELLER

The city wants to take advantage of ultra-low interest rates currently available by borrowing $75 million for large infrastructure projects. Those previously approved projects include the buying the former St. Thomas School property on Leeming Drive in Crystal Beach, complete reconstruction of the Bytown Bridges that cross the Ottawa River at Sussex Drive (including reconstruction of Sussex from King Edward Avenue to MacKay Street), as well as the construction on King Edward that is ongoing between Sussex and Laurier avenues. The loan will come with a 2.86 per cent interest rate – the lowest the city has seen for 20 years, according to a city report. Mayor Jim Watson said taking on the loan makes good financial sense of the city, which is no-

where near the debt limit set by the province. “Most people, when they buy a house, have a mortgage – they don’t put all the cash down. We’re in the same boat,” Watson said. Watson said the city is good shape financially because it is conservative in the amount of loans it takes out, as well as how much it spends. The city plans to pay back the loan over 10 years. SOME OF THE OTHER PROJECTS THE DEBT WILL PAY FOR: • Buying land and constructing the Centrepointe road link, a 100-metre extension of Navaho Drive between the realigned southwest Transitway station and Constellation Crescent. • Costs for assessment and repairs to the existing bridges that traverse the Rideau Canal and Rideau River. • Road reconstruction and

sewer replacement at Fifth Avenue and Lyon Street in the Glebe, as well as Fourth Avenue and Chrysler Street. • Reconstruction of King George Street and Glynn Avenue in Overbrook. • Construction of new Park and Ride lots for OC Transpo. • Rehabilitation of Huntmar Drive from the Carp River Bridge to Old Carp Road. • Assessment and construction of Kanata Avenue and Goulbourn Forced Road, related to development within the Marchwood/Lakeside community. • Reconstruction of Riddell Avenue in the Glabar Park area. • Reconstruction of Pleasant Park Road and Dickens Avenue in Alta Vista. • Capacity improvements for the Cave Creek collector flood control sewer in the HamptonIona area. • Repairs to the Rideau River bridge in Beckett’s Landing.


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Two days after a crash that killed an Ottawa cyclist on Queen Street, a city advisory committee got a look at Ottawa’s proposed new road safety plan, which hopes to completely eliminate such deaths.

City wants to eliminate car-crash deaths, injuries Ambitious safety plan would add countdown signals, red light cameras LAURA MUELLER

In a week after a cyclist was killed after being “doored” on Queen Street, Ottawa revealed an ambitious plan aimed at completely eliminating collision deaths and serious injuries. “One traffic fatality or serious injury is one too many” – that’s the tagline of the new integrated road safety program. “It’s a lofty goal,” admitted Kevin Wylie, the city’s manager of traffic management and operational support. He was speaking to the city’s advisory committee on pedestrian and transit issues on Oct. 13, two days after 33-year-old Danielle Naçu was killed by a passing vehicle after striking the door of another vehicle that opened as she was cycling down Queen Street. The proposed road-safety plan is actually an update of a strategy the city initiated in 2003, when it was a cutting-edge idea, Wylie said. At the time, the goal was to reduce by 30 per cent the number of road users killed or seriously injured by 2010. But city council questioned the plan’s effectiveness and stats supporting it were inconclusive. So council ordered the plan to be updated a year ahead of schedule in 2009. The plan is only now coming back to city council, but Wylie said he thinks the strategy will be much more effective. “We needed to refocus and strengthen partnerships,” he said.

A couple of ideas in the plan include increasing the number of countdown pedestrian signals in the city over the next two to three years, and increasing the number of red-light cameras across the city. The proposed road safety plan has five areas of emphasis. The first, distracted driving is the number-one problem on Ottawa roads, Wylie said. Non-intersection, single-vehicle crashes (where the cause can often be assumed as distracted driving, whether the driver admits to it or not) are particularly a problem in the city’s rural areas, where high speeds and long, straight roads with deep ditches pose a higher risk. Young men are the most frequent culprits, Wylie said. Another focus area will be vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle drivers, and collisions involving people of different age groups, such as young drivers, seniors, and the effect on children. Aggressive drivers will also be targeted, with emphasis on T-bone collisions, high-speed and turning crashes and readend collusions. Ways to clear the way for emergency vehicles to help them respond faster will also be looked at. More than 690 people responded to an online survey, and dozens of people participated in a half-day workshop, including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, taxi drivers and other stakeholders. City councillors will have chance to weigh in on the program when it is brought to the transportation committee on Nov. 2. On Nov. 17, the community and protective services committee will get a look, and on Nov. 21 the board of health will weigh in before council votes on the plan on Dec. 14.

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Association shuffles deck to serve Vanier better MICHELLE NASH

The Vanier Community Association is undergoing a re-organization that will allow it to better deal with both the opportunities and issues faced by the community. “We can’t do everything, we are limited by resources and time, but still there are issues that need out attention,” said association president Jevone Nicholas. The association will be adding both a health and safety and sustainable development committee, which will work alongside the existing parks and recreation committee. They have also tweaked the existing education

and outreach committee to better serve Vanier residents. The association’s board members created the new structure at its annual retreat on Oct. 2. The retreat serves as a way for new and old board members to meet and discuss ways to move forward as both an organization and community. “It wasn’t difficult, a lot of the ideas behind the structure was already on board members minds, so it all really came quite naturally,” Nicholas said. The parks committee, led by Elaine Léger, will continue to build on their successes of the past few years. The education and outreach committee has been re-named the communication and outreach committee,

which will focus on recruiting new members and better engaging Vanier residents. “We need to make sure our messages are getting out to the residents of Vanier,” Nicholas said. The new health and safety committee will be led by Geoff Derry, who is new to the board this year. It will focus on issues like prostitution and drugs, but will also look at what can be done to improve the health of Vanier residents, Nicholas said. “(Derry) has already been to two meetings since the new structure and has already made some great ground work.” The sustainable development committee will look to answer the pressing questions about

development in their neighbourhood. “We have recognized that we need to get on board with development,” Nicholas said. “(At) other associations, fighting and working with development in their communities is all they do. “But we want to think about it more positively. That is why we thought of the name sustainable development. We want Vanier to grow.” Headed by another new member, Nick Saunders, the three main issues this new committee will focus on will be the development of commercial properties, infrastructure and transportation. It will also handle pedestrian traffic concerns. This new format will give the

association an opportunity to run the regular meetings more smoothly, addressing reports from all the committees. The news of the new structure went over well at the association’s recent meeting on Oct. 11. “We know that sometimes an issue will not be able to go to just one committee and when that time comes, we will discuss it in an open forum at our monthly meeting,” Nicholas added. “What we hope comes out of this new structure is more resident participation.” Each new committee is currently looking for members and interested residents can contact the association through their email account, vca.acv@gmail. com.

Vanier Halloween Party promises a good time for children of all ages MICHELLE NASH

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The Manor Park Community Association has will be hosing their annual dance and dinner at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum once again on Jan. 28, 2012.

Manor Park dance to help raise much-needed funds MICHELLE NASH

The organizers of the Manor Park Dinner Dance have transformed the annual social event into a fundraising event for the small community association. The event has been a winter mainstay in the community for years and this year, the Manor Park Community Association has announced they will be using the proceeds of the event to support their work in the area. “The dance is always a good time and this year it was important for the dinner dance committee to make it a fundraiser for the community,” said association co-president Penny Thompson. The dance will be held on Jan. 28, 2012 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, with tickets going on sale next month. The proceeds will go to support asso-

ciation initiatives like the bridge committee, which is currently opposing the prospect of new interprovincial bridge being build at Kettle Island. Also this year, a new band called Friday deadline has been booked for the event. “I had heard the band at another event and told the ladies organizing the event they would be great for the dance,” Thompson said. Tickets will sell for $75, which is the same price as last year’s tickets. “We made a specific point to not raise the cost of the ticket because this year will be a fundraiser,” Thompson explained. Alongside the dinner there will be a silent auction, something Thompson said hasn’t featured at the dinner dance for some time. The number of tickets available has also increased from 270 to 325.

One Vanier resident has been working hard in recent weeks to ensure children in Vanier have a safe and fun Halloween. The Vanier Halloween Party will be held at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre on Oct. 28 and is an organized event in partnership with the Vanier Community Service Centre, the Vanier Community Association and Statistics Canada. It is the brain child of Vanier resident Christine Paquette. The full costume event is open to children age five to 13 years old and will offer a barbecue dinner, candy and a circus show from the Mini Cirque. “It was really important to organize this event because you want to reach the under privileged kids who don’t normally get to have see a circus show or get to eat lots of candy,” Pa-

quette said. Hot off the success of the recent summer block party, Paquette wanted to continue to create events the whole family could enjoy in her neighbourhood. “I had such inspiration from the block party, so much fun to get involved, I just wanted to keep going,” Paquette said. Since the block party, Paquette has wanted to create a fun, free event for area children, so Paquette began looking for simple ways members of the community could contribute. She has been given empty beer bottles to return from one neighbour, who typically has laid out his bottles for people in need to pick up for extra change. Paquette said her neighbour was more than happy to give them to her, as long as the money would go to the kids. “Every weekend I was walking down to the Beer Store tak-

ing beer bottles back,” she said. Originally collecting money to hold a movie night for 20 or 30 children at the centre once the weather grew colder; Paquette said the centre said it would be better to offer a party for closer to 150 children. “It has just ballooned and people are just tripping over to help,” Paquette said. The Vanier Community Service Centre will donate the hot dogs and condiments for the event and Paquette co-workers at Statistics Canada have donated money to the cause. There is also a 50/50 draw being held to raise more money at the office. The Ottawa Police Service will be donating loot bags. Paquette said her and her cousin have also combined their Shopper’s Drug Mart rewards points to be able to purchase the candy for the children. “We are just trying to find ways to fund this party everywhere.”

New donations move ‘da Vinci’ closer to reality EDDIE RWEMA

Efforts by the Ottawa Hospital to purchase a sophisticated da Vinci surgical robot received a major boost when two area charitable foundations announced their contribution of $1 million each to the campaign. The combined gift from the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and the Stephen Greenberg Family Foundation, an-

nounced on Oct.13, brings the fundraising campaign within $1 million of its $5-million goal. This past March, businessman and prostate cancer survivor Stephen Greenberg launched a campaign to raise $5 million to help the Ottawa Hospital buy its first surgical robot that would allow doctors to perform intricate operations. “It is very exciting for me to stand here knowing that very shortly a robot will arrive and most importantly that men in

Ottawa who are prostate care patients will have access to the very best technology for surgery,” said Greenberg, shortly after announcing his gift at the Ottawa Hospital. The da Vinci Surgical System, which provides the surgeon with increased precision, vision and control, will revolutionize treatment for many prostate cancer patients. It will mean less blood loss and pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery.


Stitching a new life together in Canada MICHELLE NASH


A plan to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary by 850 hectares sailed through council on Oct. 12 with little fanfare. The matter, which has been ongoing since 2009 and had cost the city upwards of $400,000 in legal battles at the Ontario Municipal Board, got council’s approval without any discussion. However, Innes Coun. Rainer Bloess and Stittsville Coun. Shad Qadri did dissent on the motion, which passed on consent without a recorded vote. Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Peter Clark led the charge against the expansion during a planning committee meeting on Sept. 27, arguing that the location of parcels of land to be included within the city’s urban limits shouldn’t be changed from staff ’s original 2009 recommendation. But Clark wasn’t in his seat when the item came up at council last week, so he couldn’t pause the vote for a renewed discussion, and the rest of council swiftly passed the matter.

Rocio Guzman came to Ottawa from Guatemala in December 2009. A full time employee at the Ottawa Convention Centre and a determined mother of three, she has not stopped working since she has landed. Despite her hectic life, Guzman is one of 10 women who have been participating in a sewing instruction program for the past five months, something she said has given her an incredible start in the pursuit of her dream. “You get little time for sleep, but you know it is okay because you are working hard towards something really good,” Guzman said. Founded in 2002, Eco Equitable program is a non-profit organization which started as a women’s sewing co-operative which uses donated and recycled material. Now, thanks to new funding through the Ottawa United Way, the City of Ottawa and community foundation for Ottawa a new program, Sowing for Jobs has been operating for the past five months,

training 10 recent immigrants in sewing, financial literacy and offering mentorship to create long-term employment opportunities. Guzman has found the training has not only shown her new methods when it comes to designing and sewing, but it has helped her open up and make new friends. “In my country, we don’t really get to express ourselves as much. I was not used to it, but I am learning to speak up and tell my ideas and there is nothing wrong with that,” Guzman said. The program runs Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It starts slowly, with a sewing lesson and progresses to skirts, jackets, pants and repair alterations. Their final assignment will be to make a suit. Executive director Tara Templin said the new funding has opened a lot of doors for women like Guzman. The organization has always offered temporary employment and skills development, and more than 150 women have passed through the program since started 10 years ago. But this new program will

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Rocio Guzman is becoming a jack-of-all trades when it comes to sewing. She said the Eco Equitable program has offered her more than she could have ever thought possible. give these women a chance to become self-sufficient. “We have been trying to get funding for this program for a long time,” said Templin. “We knew we needed professional training in place. To have huge

support for us, to have the donors – now with United Way – we are able to take it to the next level.” She said the organization hopes, as their own enterprise grows, the more ladies they will be able to employ as well as the company intends on linking the new graduates to employers across the city. “This program is not just about sewing, it is about life and learning how things are done in Canada,” Guzman said. Guzman has had a lot to get used to since her move from Guatemala. Her three children were wearing shorts and T-shirts when they got off the plane in the middle of the Ottawa winter. Luckily, her husband, who had been living in the city for some time, had had the sense to bring winter clothes. Since that day, Guzman has worked hard to make her mark in Canada. “If you look for opportunities, you will find them. There are lots of opportunities here,” Guzman said. “Things here are a lot easier to reach. You may not reach them in one month, but if you have perseverance, you can reach anything.”

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he city is mourning the loss of a 15-yearold Glen Cairn boy who took his own life last weekend. Jamie Hubley, son of Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley, was a much-loved son and brother, a talented performer and a member of the A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Glee Club with his whole life in front of him. His death has sparked an outpouring of grief from classmates, horrified and saddened the boy felt there was no other escape from his pain other than suicide. This week, thousands of people across the city are asking the same question – why? In his own words, Jamie said he felt alone in his high school, after coming out this year as being gay. The teen wrote in his online blog that he was struggling with a deepening depression. He was taking antidepressants, but said they just weren’t working. His parents obviously loved their son very much and helped him as much as possible, taking him for treatment of his depression. But was there something else that we as a community could have done collectively to help Jamie and other youth like him dealing with suicidal

thoughts? Jeremy Dias, the founder of Jer’s Vision, an organization that works to address bullying, homophobia and discrimination in schools and youth communities, wants to introduce programs that make our schools more inclusive for queer youth. Canada needs a national suicide prevention strategy, one that includes a strategy for helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer youth, he said. We agree. Canada is the only G8 country without a national suicide prevention strategy. In September, our newspaper ran a series of articles about the issue of youth suicide (which can be found on our website at yourottawaregion. com). We learned suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10 to 24, according to Statistics Canada. On a grassroots level we need to teach the issue in schools and provide suicide prevention training for any adult who works with children. This is a national problem in need of a national solution, from the ground up. It takes a village to raise a child – it might need a nation to save them.


Not quite three cheers for the CBC


n a couple of weeks, the CBC will be full of celebrations of itself, and we should celebrate too. Seventy-five years ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was formed and it has enriched our lives immeasurably. It has done this mainly by providing intelligent content not available elsewhere. While private radio and television stations chased ratings by pandering to the lowest common denominator, the CBC has provided a steady diet of news, current affairs, arts coverage and smart talk. For the longest time, the CBC has been one the things Canadians talked about when distinguishing ourselves from citizens of other countries. It was right up their medicare and hockey. While some have criticized CBC as elitist, many of its greatest triumphs have been far from that — think of Wojeck, Wayne and Shuster, Country Hoedown, The Friendly Giant, The Beachcombers, The Royal Canadian Air Farce. It’s quite a history. So how come so few of us feel like celebrating? The main reason is a feeling that CBC is no longer interested in doing the things that made it great. There is basically no arts programming on television. The CBC used to pride itself on supporting Canadian artists — discovering them, paying East Edition

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town them, giving them a chance to perform and bringing them to an audience. There is considerably less drama on television, a strength in the past. Original drama has been replaced by a series of reality TV shows. On radio, specialized music programming — classical and jazz programs that delighted their audiences — has mostly given way to a bland potpourri, designed to offend no one and thrill no one either. This comes from trying to attract a wide audience and CBC people will say that’s necessary because government funding is inadequate and more advertising revenue is needed. For the advertising revenue to come there need to be large audiences. The large audiences, the CBC has decided, will not show up to watch and listen to the things CBC has always done best. Is the new approach working? As far as

anyone knows, there has been no surge in CBC ratings, with one somewhat ironic exception: the CBC radio morning and afternoon drive shows, which do things the way the CBC always did them, with extended interviews, reviews and panels. In Ottawa, CBC information shows do deservedly well. In other areas, particularly TV, programmers are scuffling, too quick to make some decisions — redesigning the national news — too indecisive to make some others — which explains the survival of the embarrassing Don Cherry. News, long a CBC strength, has become glib, overpackaged, superficial and inadequate. On Manitoba election night, viewers in other provinces searched CBC in vain for detailed results and found them, in full detail, on the much-maligned Sun News Network. CBC put its results online, as if that were enough for a network with national responsibilities. On Ontario election night, CBC was quick to cover what was on Twitter, causing at least one CBC loyalist to check out TV Ontario, finding results-based, no-nonsense coverage with experienced commentators and never going back to CBC. These are all small examples, but they show something. So does the local CBC’s recent decision to drop theatre reviews from its morning information show.

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Community THIS WEEK’S POLL QUESTION Has the news that 6,800 people might have been infected with HIV at a local clinic changed your view of Ottawa health care?

A) Yes. I’m going to take a close look at all the practitioners I visit from now on.

B) No. It was only one rotten egg. C) Only if I visit a new clinic. I’m confident my doctors operate clean facilities.

D) If nothing else it should prompt a sweeping investigation of the area’s clinics.

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B) The fixed election date. With voting day set in stone, the campaign ends up being too long.


C) The politicians. None of the leaders brought anything inspiring to the table.


D) Lacking any sense of civic duty,


people no longer appreciate how important it is to participate in the democratic process.


Emily, an Ottawa teenager, felt on top of the world when she was in high school. She was involved in her student council. She had tons of friends, and a boyfriend. “I became what I thought was the best version of myself,” she said. “Then, I graduated.” Emily outlined how the Youth Service Bureau helped her in her time of need after she graduated high school at a recent announcement made by the bureau that will see an expansion of its mental health walk-in clinic for youth. The walk-in counseling clinic, which helps young people aged 12 to 20, recently received an $80,000 boost from Ottawa Public Health and a $40,000 donation from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund initiative. Thanks to the donations, the walk-in clinic will expand its services from one day a week to two days a week. “It’s outstanding to be able to offer this service in the community,” said Joanne

Lowe, executive director of the Youth Service Bureau. “This innovative service means people can see a counselor when they need help the most.” Since it opened in January, the youth mental health walk-in clinic has seen more than 225 youth and families who need help. Lowe said clients who use the walk-in clinic struggle with a wide range of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. “We’ve seen this succeed in Calgary and Toronto and now Ottawa, too,” said Lowe, adding that the bureau has had “wonderful client feedback.” Natasha McBrearty, a counsellor with the Youth Service Bureau’s mental health walkin clinic, said her job has been a rewarding experience. She sees first hand how strongly motivated her clients get after a session with the walk-in clinic. “Issues like family conflict can get in the way of hopes and dreams,” McBrearty said. “We know how important it is for people to get help.”

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The Youth Services Bureau announced that it will be expanding its mental health walk-in clinic for youth. Emily, whom the Youth Service Bureau has helped, spoke at an announcement made on Oct. 12 about new funding for the program. McBrearty added that after working with Emily, she was reminded of the impact a single session can have on a client and counselor. “We were inspired in our own lives by her courage to ask for help,” she said. “And we thank Emily for willing to share her story.” Emily, who was advised to not give her last name as per the bureau’s policy, said the

walk-in clinic changed her life. She said she even referred a friend to the service’s walkin clinic. “I hope I can get the word out,” Emily said. “Sometimes, teenagers and youth need somewhere to turn to.” For more information on the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, visit their website at .


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The Royal Canadian Legion branches across Ottawa are getting ready to launch their annual Poppy Campaign to support efforts to help veterans in the capital region. The Poppy Campaign typically starts two weeks before Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. This year, poppies will be available at shops across the city. In addition, members of the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and Air Cadets will be handing them out at a variety of locations. Frank Stacey is the Poppy Campaign chair for the Royal Canadian Legion Ottawa zone G5, which includes 10 Ottawa branches. He said the poppies will be ready for pick up starting Oct. 28. When it comes to purchasing a poppy, the legion only asks for a donation, and Stacey said the funds collected through the campaign go to help provide ongoing service to veterans across the region. “The money raised goes strictly towards our veterans,” he said. To help kick off the campaign the legion branches will celebrate at an invite-only Royal Canadian Poppy tea held at Rideau Hall, the Governor General’s residence in New Edinburgh. “It is a chance for everyone to get together,” Stacey said. Although it is hard to estimate how many poppies are sold each year, Stacey said the Orleans branch raised more than

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A veteran marches at last year’s Remembrance Day Vanier ceremony. The Ottawa Poppy Campaign will launch at the end of this month to support veterans in need. $90,000 last year. Most of the money raised in the region goes towards the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. “Our first goal is to help veterans and widows in time of need and we allocate most of the funding towards the Perley hospital,” Stacey said. With money left over, the legion funds specific causes or areas of need within the larger community. Last year, the legion district donated to the Cyberknife, a robotic radiosurgery system new to the Ottawa Hospital. “There were three members who needed the services that equipment could provide,” Stacey added. “But I liked that donating also helps out any person who may need it.”

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Ottawa Special Olympians Christina Judd-Campbell, Meagan Michie and Marianne Scharf were honoured at a recent city council meeting for their excellence in recent competitions. Mayor Jim Watson presented the athletes with the Shield of Athletes Medallion on Oct. 12 to recognize their individual achievements at the 2011 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Athens. Judd-Campbell started her training as a rhythmic gymnast 10 years ago through the Special Olympics Gym in Ottawa. Her commitment to the sport left her wanting more training opportunities than the gym was able to offer. That’s when one of the coaches, Xinhang Jin, offered her a rare opportunity to join the Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Rockcliffe Park, allowing her to train three times a week. “I have loved it since I first tried it,” Judd-Campbell said. The Olympian has represented Canada in the Special Olympics in Athens, China and Canada. At Athens in July, she won four gold medals and one silver, as well as allaround gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics Level 4, which is the highest level in her sport. Jin said Judd-Campbell’s determina-

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Christina Judd-Campbell has been practicing rhythmic gymnastics at the Rockcliffe Parkbased Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club for the past eight years. On Oct.12 , she was presented the Shield of Athletes Medallion by Mayor Jim Watson at city hall. tion and confidence is what has made her so strong in competitions. “She has grown a lot since she fist came here,” Jin said. “We are all so proud of Christina.” Marianne Scharf lives in Overbrook and has been an active participant in both

fundraising for the Special Olympics and competing in the games for the track and field team over the past 20 years with hundreds of medals on her shelves. This year in Athens, Scharf won a gold medal in long jump, clearing 3.3 metres, a personal best.

Meagan Michie, a competitive swimmer, also was also a gold medalist in Athens. Michie started swimming at age 11 at the Greater Ottawa Kingfish swim club, where she still trains eight times a week. By 13, she was participating in Special Olympics events, and has since joined the national team. She will hopefully swim in her first Paralympic Games in London next summer, if she qualifies. Michie said the trip to Athens was an incredible experience, especially since it’s the birthplace of the Olympics. “It felt really good to have a look at the Olympic stadium and race in the Olympic pool,” she said. “The opening ceremonies were great. I really loved that it was at the Olympic stadium, and I spotted my mom in the crowd which was really nice, too.” Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney approached the mayor about honouring the three women. “The mayor was definitely on board and I was very happy that he jumped at making this happen,” Tierney said. Tierney had visited a Special Olympics gala in the summer, before the athletes went to the 2011 games in Athens. “I told them to bring the medals home and I think they brought home all the hardware,” Tierney said. Judd-Campbell said she will continue to compete. “I just love doing it.” she said. With files from Emma Jackson

British High Commissioner plans on restoring Earnscliffe to it’s glory MICHELLE NASH

The British High Commissioner plans on restoring his Canadian heritage home after the third floor and attic were damaged by a fire earlier this month. The fire, which broke out at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 had the commissioner, Andrew Pocock, his wife Julie, two friends and their new Maltese puppy Coco running for safety while Ottawa Fire Services responded to the call. Twenty-four fire trucks and 74 firefighters fought the blaze, which was contained to the attic and third floor of the home. “There was no sense of panic or fear, just a sense of urgency, but our real concern was for the house itself,” Pocock said. The home, called Earnscliffe, was built in 1855 by Thomas McKay’s son-in-law, John MacKinnon. The estate became home to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister who lived there until his death in 1886. Damages were estimated at $250,000 at the scene, but has not been confirmed by the fire investigator. Only recently appointed as the high commissioner, Pocock said the historic value of the house has been one of the charms he and his wife have enjoyed about living there and they were both very concerned as they stood on the grass

watching flames and smoke burst out of the windows and roof. “There was a moment when I saw the flames I was worried about the building, but the building structure was strong and although there is some water and smoke damage, the structure was still intact,” Pocock added. Having never been through such an ordeal before, Pocock said he was extremely pleased and grateful for how quickly the fire services, police and RCMP responded. The British High Commission reported the fire was reasonably extensive, but has not gutted the home and that they are very committed to repairing and restoring it as quickly as possible. Fire crews removed paintings and artifacts and furniture from the residence as they were putting out the fire. All the items were then returned to a safe place within the home after. “We are going to look at the best way to repair the home,” Pocock said. “We are very mindful of the history, it is part of Canada’s history, but it is also part of British history,” The commission, Pocock said, was planning on restoring the home within the next year. “The question is do we close off the top floor, and wait, but I don’t have the answer to that because it involves a lot of factors,” The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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Henderson runs away with OFSAA girls’ golf title DAN PLOUFFE Brooke Henderson was the only one who could tame the course on an unpleasant wet day at Loch March Golf and Country Club, and with the only sub-par round of the one-day tournament, the Grade 9 Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute student emerged as OFSAA girls’ golf festival champion. “It’s really amazing,” says Henderson, who shot a 2-under 70 on Oct. 13 to win the same title that her older sister Brittany captured five years ago. “It’s nice to carry on what she did. It’s just a great feeling.” Hitting 17 of 18 greens in regulation, Henderson credits great ball striking for her victory, which could have been even larger than a five-stroke margin if she had a few more putts drop for her. It’s certainly not a common occurrence for a Grade 9 student to win against high school students of all ages from across the province, but the victory was hardly unexpected for anyone who’s ever watched the 14-year-old who covers 240 yards with her drives hit a golf ball. This past summer when she was still 13, Henderson qualified for the U.S. women’s amateur through stroke play and even won a round of match play to reach the final 32, so even though it was her first year playing OFSAA, matching up against competitors up to Grade 12 age wasn’t at all intimidating. “(I got) used to playing older girls all

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Brooke Henderson shot a 2-under 70 at Loch March Golf and Country Club to win the OFSAA girls’ golf festival by five strokes over Courtney Tolton in a field of around 120 golfers on Oct. 13. summer,” says Henderson, who didn’t feel any nerves at all competing at OFSAA. “It was just like a regular tournament.” Henderson enjoyed playing in an event that was close to home – a rare treat that happens infrequently – and having her grandparents on hand to watch her win.

“I did a lot of traveling this summer, and it was great. I played pretty well too and now it’s carried on into the fall,” says Henderson, who’s headed to big events in Texas and Florida in the coming weeks. “Hopefully I’ll just continue to get better and win more tournaments.”

Grace Howie from Earl of March Secondary School was the top golfer from the host national capital association, finishing in a tie for fifth place with a score of 78. “I’m not too happy about how I played, but I had a fun group, so it was good,” says Howie, who traded the traditional postround handshake for hugs with her foursome that included Henderson. “I was playing with my friends, so we were just laughing it up. It wasn’t my day, but hopefully next year will be better.” The Grade 11 student is actually fairly new to the golf game, having only taken it up when she was at a sports school in Calgary, where she lived for five years before her family moved back to Ottawa for her father’s work as a lawyer. “My coach was really good at teaching all the fundamentals,” says Howie, who won the national capital golf title the week before OFSAA and also won some big junior golf titles during the summer. “It was really competitive with all the kids, and it was fun, so I learned quick.” Louis-Riel’s Estée Deschamps and Marlies Klekner-Alt were next line for national capital finishers with scores of 81 and 84, which was good for top-10 and top-20 results respectively. Other local participants included Hailey Joseph, Dawn Turner, Velda Wong, Paxton Mayer, Gabrielle Holden-Lathlin, Rachel Edwards, Chelsea Watson, Sonia Qin, Carly Ann Perron and Ping Lu.

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• OCTOBER 22 The Woodroffe United Church Bazaar 2011 takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 207 Woodroffe Ave. Items for sale include china, bake table, books, silent auction, toys, flea market, jewelry, used furniture and much more.

This evening is sure to entertain, but also benefits PTS a local agency providing peer support, educational, research and advocacy services for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (GLBTTQ) persons in the National Capital Region. Please join us for this amazing event! Tickets available: After Stonewall Books, Mother Tongue Books, email tickets@ or calling (613) 600-7462.

• OCTOBER 29 Capital Crime Writers and the Ottawa Public Library present ‘A Day to Kill’.Ottawa’s top mystery writers will be gathering for a full day of panels and readings by celebrity guests at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a complementary lunch. To pre-register, send an e-mail to: . For more information, visit: www.capitalcrimewriters. com .

• OCTOBER 25 New Edinburgh Community Alliance annual general meeting, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Come to the AGM and have your say about community initiatives. Location: St Bartholomew’s Church.



The Creepy Queer Comedy Show: Benefit for PTS. Bronson Centre Oct. 27 Showtime 8:00 Doors open 7:30. Comedy and Queers Unite. These two fabulous men are joined by host Deanne Smith and guest Alison Grillo. In addition to being the only stand alone queer comedy show, Creepy Queer is host to the only transgendered comedian in North America.

The Interchurch Refugee Group and Knights Refurbishing Computers (KRC), Inc. will collect your unwanted electronics -- both working and not -- on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll take your old radios, TVs, phones, computers, monitors, printers, cameras (digital & non-digital), VCRs and stereos. Drop-off is at the parking lot at Rothwell United Church, 42 Sumac Street in Beacon Hill. Computers and accessories which are working or can be repaired will be refurbished by KRC and provided to refugees and other families in need for a very low cost or for free. All other electronic waste will be sold to a recyling company and proceeds split between the two non-profit groups. A Barnyard Halloween The Canada Agriculture Museum presents its annual Barnyard Halloween Party! The whole family can enjoy a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt through the barns, fun games, and a costume parade around the Museum grounds. Make caramel apples, a pumpkin dessert, and other sweet treats in the demonstration kitchen. Decorate your own pumpkin to take home with you this Halloween ($).

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Manager, Digital Media Is working with energetic, passionate people right up your alley? If so, Metroland Media Group is looking for you! WHO ARE WE? Metroland Media, Ottawa Division, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation and southern Ontario’s most trusted and respected community media source. Our digital media division, manages a network of leading community, specialty and vertical websites across Ontario reaching over 6 million unique internet users every month.

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

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


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