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Recent scrutiny on the Ottawa Police Service will not spare it from city council’s tax-increase limit. As members of the Ottawa Police Services Board heard about measures being undertaken to address allegations of prisoner abuse, the service was also grappling with council’s recent direction that will force the police to trim $6 million from the budget. City council adopted Mayor Jim Watson’s election promise of a 2.5 per cent tax increase limit for the 2011 budgets, as well as all departments – including the police. After the police services board meeting on Dec. 20, acting police chief Gilles Larochelle said hitting that target will be a challenge for the service. “It’s going to have an impact to our organization and ultimately to the community,” he said. “So we’re trying to see what we can do to work with the city and the direction of the board to meet that goal.” Larochelle was filling in for Chief Vern White, who was out of the country for his wedding and honeymoon. Next year’s draft police budget called for a 5.6 per cent increase, which will have to be trimmed to 2.5 per cent. Watson, who now sits on the police services board, offered the additional help of the city’s treasurer to help find savings. Watson said the police service isn’t unique, and all city departments have been instructed to tighten their budgets. “The police budget will increase by several million dollars. It won’t increase as much, because we’re all living in a post-recession world and we have to show a degree of restraint,” he said. “There is no question it’s going to be difficult for every group to come in at that level,” Watson said. “We have some belt tightening to do,” he said, adding that there is

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Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder is sworn in as one of the newest members of the Ottawa Police Services Board during its meeting on Dec. 20. Mayor Jim Watson was also sworn in. no public appetite for growing tax increases. “It’s not going to be easy, we never said it was,” he said, adding that the 2.5 figure matches recent inflation rates.

prisoner abuse in cellblocks following public furor over security videos showing officers roughing up prisoners. In addition to the OPP investigation, which will also involve the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), an independent consultant will prepare an audit of cellblock procedures. Watson and members of the board wanted timelines on the reports. Larochelle said there are no timelines attached to the investigation, but he said he hoped it would be concluded “sooner than later.” But some changes – including audio recordings on cellblock videos – will start as soon as possible in the new year, Larochelle said. “I think it’s quite important to help understand what occurs in a cellblock. (It) will help officers articulate as well what’s occurring, because right now we just have simple video,” he said. Following the cellblock audits, the police force will also receive recommendations on how to train officers who work in cellblocks, as well as an audit of use of force complaints. Also last week, lawyers acting on behalf of Stacy Bonds filed a lawsuit against the police services board with regards to her arrest and treatment in a cellblock, as shown in a video. Watson said he couldn’t comment on a case before the courts, but said, “Obviously, the police services board will file a defense within the due time.”

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When Cassidy Munford was told she had been nominated as one of Ontario’s leaders of tomorrow for her countless hours of volunteering, she was nearly speechless. But it wasn’t because the Nepean resident was overwhelmed by receiving the award. She just never thought she’d be recognized for something she enjoyed doing. “I just like to help people,” the polite 15-year-old simply said. “I just like knowing that I made them feel better.” Cassidy was informed she’d been chosen as a 2010 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award nominee on Dec. 13. She was one of 105 children and youths from aged 6 to 17, who were selected because of their outstanding contributions to their communities across the province. The 12 final recipients will be announced on Jan. 21 by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association. Cassidy was nominated by close family-friend Chereen Gervais, who has witnessed much of Cassidy’s hard work first hand. Gervais said her reason to submit Cassidy’s name was easy: She shows initiative beyond her years. “She’s asked and she does,” Gervais said. “Or more like, she sees and she does.” The Grade 10 student at St. Pius X Catholic High School was constantly over at Gervais’s Barrhaven home shovelling snow or mowing the lawn. Gervais has to tend carefully to her husband who has been suffering from cancer and a stroke. Cassidy also frequently runs “Camp Cassidy” at the Gervais residence for her two grandchildren Leeah, 7, and Reaghan, 5, which she has done for the last three years – following in the footsteps of her brother Riley, 18. She does all the planning whenever she babysits and purchases whatever she needs to run her activities. “She’s just so easy to be around,” Gervais said. “She’s so great. It doesn’t matter if the child is two or 68, she just accommodates everybody. She’s a won-

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CASSIDY MUNFORD derful child and she’ll do anything for anybody.” A strong athlete who ski instructs children in Wakefield, Que., plays football, baseball and hockey – an even competed in boys’ contact until this season through the Nepean Minor Hockey Association – Cassidy is always on the move. Last summer she helped bail hay at some of her great-uncles’ farms across the region, without hesitation. Most recently, Cassidy organized the St. Elizabeth Church’s Christmas pageant sold hotdogs and played the accordion. She had an excellent view of Reaghan, who played a black sheep at the Dec. 12 event. “She’s not too shy to play with kids to show people that she’ll play with the children,” Gervais said. “Some 15-yearolds won’t do that.” Cassidy’s mother Lisa Sullivan read the description that Gervais provided when nominating her daughter. She said she was taken aback by the wording. “It brings tears to your eyes reading the things that were said about her,” Cassidy’s mother said. “I see her that way but when others see her that way too, it’s kind of nice. “It was a surprise for the two of us because she’s not one to pat herself on the back.” So whether it’s teaching a neighbourhood child how to ride a bike or tending to her 90-year-old great-grandmother will continue to lend a hand. “It shows that it does something,” she finally said of her nomination, “but it’s just a cherry on top. “I guess it’s good to know that I help people and they appreciate it.”

Yash Banderi is not just a regular 10year-old. The Farley Mowat Public School student is a dedicated volunteer and active member of the Nepalese community in Barrhaven. Yash has been nominated for the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year award. The Banderi family moved to Canada from the United States in 2005 and relocated to Barrhaven in 2006. Every year since then, Yash has been helping out with the annual food drive driven by the Nepalese community in his neighbourhood. “He started volunteering with the food bank when he was six years old,” Dr. Pawan Agrawal, a fellow volunteer with for the food drive, said. “Yash has become a driving force for this group.” Ganesh, Yash’s father, said he was surprised by his son’s dedication to the cause. “We live on the other side of the street near Beatrice so he decided to go out on our own the very first year,” Ganesh said. “And then he tried to collect more than the groups of 10 or 15. It was so cute, him carrying his own bag.” In the first year, Yash helped to collect 60 pounds of food in the first phase of the drive, and his numbers have been improving since. This past summer, Yash was out again collecting food for the Food Bank again, despite losing his mother to leukemia in September of 2009. “He wanted to keep doing it and make his mother proud,” Ganesh said. This plucky little boy also leads by example at his school, where he volunteers sorting food for the food train and is a “buddy” to some of the younger students. “Yash is a high-achieving student who sets goals for himself and reaches them on a consistent basis,” Katrina Smith, one of Yash’s teachers at Farley Mowat, wrote on his nomination form. “He volunteers within the school, assisting young-

YASH BANDERI er students in getting on the proper bus daily. Yash is an important, contributing member of the wolf pack (student body) at Farley Mowat.” Aside from his volunteer work, Ganesh said Yash is a bright, funny kid who loves books and plays on the computer. “He is so smart,” said the proud father, “He will hear about things on the news and want to Google them or check Wikipedia to learn more.” Ganesh said he recalled a time when the members of the Nepalese community in his neighbourhood were attending a workshop on volunteerism. The guest speaker said that residents would have to give 100 per cent during the food drive that year. Yash asked, “Why don’t we give 1,000 per cent? That’s more.” On Dec. 22, Yash’s 10th birthday father and son were working side-by-side at Ganesh’s office, since Yash was off school for Christmas holidays. “We are very close now,” Ganesh said. Their small family will soon grow, as Ganesh and Yash travelled to Nepal last month, where Ganesh was married. “She is still in Nepal and Yash is so happy,” Ganesh said. “This shows his attitude, so acceptable and optimistic.”

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OPENING UP THE CITY’S DATA Last spring, the City of Ottawa began a process of making its information available to the public as “open data” – a philosophy that certain government data be openly available in a digital format. The move is meant to increase transparency at city hall and remove barriers to information to allow people to find innovative uses for it, and perhaps spur community involvement and economic development. The app contest isn’t just a way to get developers and residents interested in how open data can help them – it’s also a way to show city employees how useful it is and convince any remaining skeptics that it is worth their time to convert data into an “open format.” It takes a bit of work, but the city’s information technology staffers have yet to come across a city department that has said “no,” said Robert Giggey, one of the IT staff members who is working on the project. “Our hope is that the contest will also do that – help drive home that message,” Giggey. “Showing them the apps may spark that interest.” FRIENDLY ‘HACKERS’ PITCH IN The popularity of open data in Ottawa wouldn’t be nearly as high without the involvement of advocates like Tracy Lauriault and Edward OcampoGooding, Giggey said. “This group has been very active,” Giggey said. “They are like-minded individuals who have helped out since the beginning.” Lauriault, a Carleton University researcher, and Ocampo-Gooding, an open data advocate and developer, have worked with the city’s information technology subcommittee and IT staff to bolster the initiative. Ocampo-Gooding was one of the

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Friendly “hackers” and interested residents gathered at city hall for an open data “hackathon” in April (pictured here) and again on Dec. 4. The city is hoping to generate interest in the online tools, which can be used on smartphones and computers, by running an app contest. Apps 4 Ottawa ends on Jan. 3, and the public can start voting on Jan. 4. organizers of two “hackathons” held at city hall in 2010, the most recent of which was on Dec. 4. The events bring together members of the public, researchers, designers and developers to create useful apps and encourage the city to create data sets to make the apps work. On Dec. 4, hackathon participants put their ideas for data sets and apps down on paper, and now that brainstorm is something city staff and the information technology subcommittee can use to fuel the initiative. Things like the hackathon are helping guide city staff as they navigate which sets of data are in the highest demand and which will be most useful to residents, Giggey said. A couple of the ideas that came out of the hackathon were an OC Transpo bus locater powered by GPS info found on 90 per cent of buses, a community equipment lock locator and an idea to pool resources and share things like snowplows within a neighbourhood.

People interested in open data and how it can be used in Ottawa will have more opportunities to connect with Ocampo-Gooding and the unofficial Open Data Ottawa group in the new year – Ocampo-Gooding is looking to set up regular meetings. More info can be found on the Google Group (www. groups.google.com and search “Open Data Ottawa”) or by following @opendataottawa on Twitter.

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These developers are taking sets of digital information about the city and spinning them into handy tools for people to use on their cell phones and computers. From finding fun Saturday-morning activities for children to locating the best dog parks in the city, the applications that will be developed during the event will bolster resident’s ability to use the city’s new “open data” policy. While creating these intricate techie tools only appeals to a small group of people, the apps can be used by anyone and everyone who has access to a smartphone or computer – and the city is hoping that it gets residents interested in the initiative. The contest closes on Jan. 3, and after that, it’s up to the public to weigh in on what they think are the best apps. Voting will take place online at www.apps4ottawa.com from Jan. 4 to 28 to choose the Peoples’ Choice Award. There is also a panel of judges – including developers, researchers and librarians – who will dole out the rest of the cash prizes: $50,000 in total.

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Bob Chiarelli said Ontarians can expect 10 more years of infrastructure funding at the provincial level. Chiarelli, the minister of infrastructure and Ottawa West-Nepean MPP, was recently at the Queen-

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Resident can ring in the New Year with College Coun. Rick Chiarelli at his annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve party at Ben Franklin Place on Centrepointe Drive. From sleigh rides to fireworks, the celebration has it all. Chiarelli has been hosting the soiree for about 20 years. “There really is something for everyone,” Chiarelli said. “Singers, magicians, indoor games, the skating party on the outdoor rink and the bouncy castle ride inside all bring smiles to faces of people from 1 to 101 - everything is free except for refreshments. This year’s edition of the event will feature a ballet demonstration by Nepean’s own Les Petites Ballets in advance of the upcoming opening of the newly expanded Centrepointe Theatre (expected at the end of March).” Chiarelli’s office staff and family are the organizers of the event - in fact, Chiarelli’s family has never spent a New Year’s Eve anywhere else.

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Oldest daughter Natalia attended her first Centrepointe Drive New Year’s Eve only two months after she was born and has helped out every year. Her sisters Carla and Veronica join her to prepare baggies of candy days before the event and hand out information flyers door-to-door. Then, on New Year’s Eve, they hand out the candy to everybody at about 9 p.m. Magician John Milks has participated every New Year’s Eve for thousands of west-end residents. Singer Russell Lavia has also taken part; the highlight being his leading the crowd in the singing of Auld Lang Syne to cue the fireworks at 10 p.m. (an earlier start to the New Year out of respect for the little ones’ need to get home to bed). For those who wish to venture to the city’s downtown core to imbibe spirits, Barrymore’s Music Hall has an annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Hooley’s Pub on Elgin Street holds an annual pub crawl and The Whiskey Bar holds a Black and White New Year’s Eve affair. For complete listings of celebrations around the capital, see http://www. clubzone.com/nye1/ottawa-new-years-eve.html.

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Nepean-Corona Gym was one of the dozens of sport clubs across the country to receive grants from the Chevrolet Making Dreams Possible program. in its current location at 155 Colonnade Road since 1979. They have recreational and amateur program starting at six months old, with their gym babies program and a host of courses for the competitive athlete. A member of Gymnastics Ontario, Fyfe said that they have eight full-time coaches and 35 part-time.

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Three Nepean Raiders have been selected to play in the 2011 CHL All-Star Game as the league announced its rosters on Dec. 21. Centre Brent Norris, defencemen Zach Carriveau and Ryan Johnston will compete for the Yzerman Division team at the Jan. 12 game, which will be

played at the Bell Sensplex. Norris – who competed for Canada East at the Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Game Dec. 7 and 8 – leads the Raiders with 44 points in 38 games. Carriveau, 20, leads all defencemen in CHL scoring with 34 points. Johnston ranks third among blue-liners with 28 points. He is a first-year Raider acquired from the Elmira Sugar Kings last July.

Two CHL alumni picked for Canada’s Spengler Cup team DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN daniel.bowman@metroland.com

Two CHL alumni have been picked by hockey great Mark Messier to play for Canada at the upcoming 2010 Spengler Cup. Former Nepean Raiders goaltender Tyler Moss and Kanata Valley Lasers defenceman Cory Murphy were selected by Messier – the team’s head coach – on Dec. 16. Moss played with the Raiders during the 1991-92 season before moving onto the Ontario Hockey

League’s Kingston Frontenacs. The Ottawa native was drafted in the second round, 29th overall of the 1993 NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning and went onto play for the Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks. Murphy, 32, played for Kanata before moving onto Colgate University in 1997. The Kanata native played 91 NHL games for the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils, recording nine goals and 27 assists.

Other programs such as synchronized swimming clubs and cross country skiing societies also received grants. Chevrolet’s Making Dreams Possible program will provide a minimum of 100 grants of $2,000 each annually for coach development in local communities, and ten grants of $10,000 each annually to high performance athletes and

their coaches. These grants will be used to fund special projects that develop the skills and abilities of high performance and community level coaches. “Chevrolet is proud of its long history of supporting the development of Canadian athletes big and small,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of marketing for Chevrolet Canada in a press release.

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Nepean-Corona Gym had one of their dreams granted on Dec. 15 thanks to Chevrolet. The Making Dreams Possible program provides $1.2 million in grants to dozens of sport clubs across the country. Making Dreams Possible is a program developed by Chevrolet in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada, the governing body of Canada’s coaching education program and is designed to support coaches of Olympic and Paralympic sports at the high performance and community club levels. Penny Fyfe, assistant director of the Nepean-Corona Gym, said that the grant would help to fund the training for new coaches. A recent changed in the guidelines at Gymnastics Canada has made the criteria for the training much more stringent and expensive, so getting certified can be a daunting task. “We have a mentorship program for retired athletes who have experience in the sports and are looking to get into coaching,” Fyfe said. “But imagine if you’re 18 and you have to pay $300 to get certified before you start making an hourly wage. It can be quite difficult.” Fyfe said the $2,000 will go a long way towards helping them implement the program. The gym has been open since 1975 and

NEPEAN SYNCHRO Nepean Synchro swimmers were in the spirit of the season recently as they demonstrated their support for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (ORCF) and the Lymphoma Foundation of Canada. The 46 competitive swimmers donned red swim caps and formed a giant V, the symbol of ORCF, in honour of raising more than $3,000 for the charities in a Club swim-a-thon. The money will be distributed between the two organizations. Linda Eagen of the ORCF was on hand for the presentation. The competitive swimmers swam for a twohour period as part of their fundraising efforts. Some individual swimmers went above and beyond and raised more than $200 each for the cause, while several of the club coaches donated a portion of their pay to the charities as well. The girls said they were proud to take time out of their busy training schedules to raise money for these organizations. Fundraising is something Nepean Synchro does each year. In the past they have supported the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as an organization to support education efforts called, Little Women for Little Women for Afghanistan. Through their participation, the swimmers are learning the importance of philanthropy and gaining a greater understanding of how making even a small contribution, to an important cause, can make a difference.

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Schedule ‘you time’ in 2011 Another year on the calendar looms and, for many of us right about now, annual thoughts of a new year’s resolution arise once more. Quit smoking, work less, lose weight, get active, take a vacation or go back to school. A good resolution that many forget about is scheduling “you time.” It’s important take the time to recharge and refresh yourself; a healthy work-life balance demands time out. All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster. So if you have trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly into your schedule to “meet with yourself ” and stick to that commitment. If you won’t invest in yourself, who will? If you’re like most people, you spend lunch time on the

phone or trying to catch up on paperwork. You try to fulfill your family commitments and other obligations. You fit in a few more hours of work in the evening, or even pull an occasional all-nighter when a deadline looms. And you feel especially stressed because there’s never enough time, no matter how hard you work. It’s not the amount of time that matters, but our perception of it and that depends upon our attitude. We can all remember occasions when time seemed to pass so excruciatingly slowly it was frozen, or weeks that seemed to whiz by. Time is fixed, but our perception of it isn’t. Our basic biology is also fixed. Most people need a period of time each day to recharge themselves. They need

a certain amount of time to reflect, to enjoy, to energize, or to simply pause - to do something that gives them respite or pleasure so they can deal with the stresses of the day. So think about yourself. What is it that you like or need to do that will refresh you and allow you to return to the fray with a clearer head and more energy? Whatever it is, schedule it into your day, as you would any business-related activity. Think of it as a meeting with yourself. And stick to it just as religiously as you would if it was a meeting with a client. That daily half hour or hour that you schedule for you will more than repay the time invested. It will make you better able to cope with stress, more productive in your work, and better tempered.

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You read it here first: what won’t happen in 2011 Since it is extremely risky to predict what will happen in the year ahead, more prudent predictors like to predict what won’t happen. Sticking oneself way out on a limb, here goes. In 2011, the following won’t happen: — The tunnel won’t be dug under downtown Ottawa. This is partly because of the most recent revelations about bedrock, soil or whatever it is and partly because people looked at the estimated four years of construction and concluded that four years of Albert Street was marginally better than four years of no Albert Street. But it is mostly because people are thinking: “A tunnel? Under downtown Ottawa? Are you kidding?” Upon learning that Albert Street is not going to be a tunnel, certain people will demand that it become a bicycle path. — Gasoline prices will not hit $2 a litre. They will stop at around $1.98. Those who hoped that higher gas prices would cause people to drive less will be disappointed. This is because people will be driving all over town trying to find gas that costs less than $1.98. — There will not be great disappointment over the non-construction of the Albert Street tunnel. An exception will be those who hoped most of the buildings on Albert Street would be put underground

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town as well. — The Lansdowne Park development won’t happen. Neighbourhood pressure might be a factor. And with the CFL, you never know. They might decide to expand into Latin America instead of Ottawa. But the main factor will be the Ex. No matter what anyone says, the Ex is never leaving Lansdowne Park. And no one wants to live in new housing that has a ferris wheel outside the window. — The Senators will not win the Stanley Cup. There’s a shocker. — The four-laning of Highway 7 between Carleton Place and Ottawa won’t be finished. Once it’s finished the provincial government will have to take down all those signs about how hard it’s working for us. Highways are always more politically useful while they’re being built than when

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they’re finished. So it’s important to keep the work going as long as possible. They’ve done a good job of it so far. (As a special bonus, here’s a prediction about what won’t happen in 2012: Once the highway is completed, the traffic won’t be any lighter. This is in line with the principle that says the more lanes are available the more cars will fill them. No one know where those extra cars come from, but there may be a secret factory somewhere.) — Lawn chairs won’t be banned at Bluesfest. It is difficult to overstate the important of lawn chairs to the local economy. Not only do people invest heavily in lawn chairs, but they also buy larger vehicles to carry them around and, needless to say, look for venues to take them to. Fortunately, the Bluesfest organizers realize this. —Drive-thru doughnut shops will not be banned, despite concerns about air pollution from idling cars. To the contrary, the drive-thru trend will continue. The latest: drive-thru taxidermists. — In a related development, moose will not be banned from suburban streets. City council will consider enacting a bylaw to this effect. But animal experts will dissuade them, saying that most moose do not read signs well and those that do will

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2010 In Review Watson runs for mayor’s chair

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JIM WATSON After months of speculation, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Jim Watson resigned from Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet on Jan. 12 to seek Ottawa’s top spot. He will also be resigning as MPP before the Ontario legislature reconvenes on Feb. 16. “My first love has always been municipal politics. The city is the most grassroots of all levels of government,” he said. “From when you get up in the morning and turn your tap on, to taking the bus to work, to walking on a ploughed sidewalk — the City touches you in some way.”

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Bearing the name of a man who lost his life to the disease, the Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital opened its doors on Jan. 22. The centre, which will mean that 1,300 more patients each year will receive treatment, was made possible in part by the $9 million donation from the Greenberg family. Dan Greenberg, spoke on behalf of his father — founder of Minto Developments Inc. at the opening ceremony. “Dad was one to force people to look at the bigger picture,” he said. “He would have been pleased with what has been done here. But he would have wanted more.” Barrhaven Legion member and colorectal cancer survivor Ray Desjardins, said he has been donating money monthly to both the Queensway Carleton and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation in the last 14 years since undergoing treatment.

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A new litter of pups was born at the Canandian Guide Dogs for the Blind near Manotick.

Union rejects offer Both sides are at a standstill in the dispute between Ontario colleges and their faculty. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union’s bargaining team has rejected the latest offer from colleges Ontario, saying that the deal isn’t substantially different from what’s has been offered all along. “The issues over workload are still the same,” said Rod Bain, an instructor with Algonquin College’s Perth Campus and a member of the OPSEU bargaining team. It all comes back to recommendations of the task force from the work stoppage in 2006.

School to close In a close vote, the Ottawa-Carleton School Board voted to close the doors on Parkwood Hills Public School at a spe-

cial meeting on Jan. 26. The motion was passed in a six to five vote, one that Zone three — Barrhaven/Knoxdale-Merivale trustee Mark Fisher said would not have passed if a family emergency had not forced another trustee to be absent from the meeting. “It was just so unfortunate that it had to happen that way because then it would have been a tie and the motion would have been defeated,” he said. The school was part of a much-debated, two-year long Merivale, south of Baseline accommodation review, that looked at declining enrollment at area schools.

Move over Toronto W network’s new home improvement show All For Nothing is coming to Ottawa and is searching for homeowners who want to gussy up their home before putting it on the market. Mountain Road Production is looking for Ottawa homeowners planning on selling their home and are willing to work to save a few bucks. They will be directed and helped by a team that will help the owners prepare their home to sell with a lot of elbow grease and a little cash.

Building character Grades 7 and 8 students from across the city learned how to make a difference on Feb. 17. More than 200 students from 14 different local schools came to the Confederation Education Centre in Nepean to learn about giving peace a chance. It was the 9th annual youth peace conference held by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.

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Four area schools will be participating in the new full-day learning pilot program next fall. Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty announced that the new program would help working families and engage children in academics at an earlier age at a press conference at Century Public School on Jan. 14. “Full-day learning for our four- and five-year-old kids will better prepare them for Grade 1. That gives them a better chance of finishing high school, going on to postsecondary education and getting a good job. And that’s in everyone’s interest,” McGuinty said.

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Garage destroyed by fire A communal parking garage and at least three cars were completely destroyed by fire on the afternoon of March 3 in Parkwood Hills. One man was taken to hospital with minor burns to his hands. The fire appears to have begun while two men worked on the fuel line of an old car inside the parking garage – which is capable of holding about 20 cars – located just off Bowhill Avenue.

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A picture will make lives a lot easier for patients in the Champlain Local Integrated health Network (LIHN) On Feb. 24. Queensway Carleton Hospital became the first hospital in the LHIN to start sending patient information to the Northern and Eastern Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN), a repository of medical images and associated diagnostic reports that will connect to hospitals throughout Northern and Eastern Ontario. “What that means is people can go to the QCH and have imaging done and when they visit another hospital those results will be linked and accessible through a computer,” Shawn O’Rourke, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging at QCH, said.

While Algonquin College president Bob Gillett is pleased with the announcement of 20,000 new seats for Ontario colleges and universities, he says he is waiting for the money to arrive. “We hope to receive an announcement shortly about the resources needed in our operating and capital budgets to put this five-year plan into action,” Gillet said. Gillett said Algonquin currently has 50,000 applications for the first year alone. “I think we have to remember that although there is a recession now, there will still be a labour shortage in the years to come,” he said. “People need to re-train in a lot of cases and are returning to school.”

Budget a good balance: Baird

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Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird calls the Conservative’s budget for 2010, a “good balance.” Continuing with the economic stimulus plan will inject $19 billion into the economy. “It still con-

Ophira Calof, a Merivale High School student will sing to support MS Society. Calof started organizing the fundraiser because her mother suffers from the disease.

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Contest garners city’s top French-speaking students

A committee has decided that tax rates for renters should remain higher than those who own their own homes. The audit, budget and finance committee ruled that the current rate of renters paying 1.7 times as much as single-family homes would rise March 22, but the issue isn’t closed yet. Some council members plan to re-address the issue, which could mean a tax deduction for those living in multiresidential buildings out of the pockets of home-owners. Luigi Caparelli, cochair of the Tenants and Landlords for Fair Taxation said that the tax rate was a basic fairness issue. “Tenants in apartments are paying 1.7 times more than single-family homes and buildings with six or less units of the same value,” he said. “We’re not happy about it.”

French students from 11 schools across the city converged on Merivale High School on March 23 for a public speaking contest. Julia Kalbfleisch-Mezo, a teacher at Merivale, said the contest had three levels of French students with two different categories — junior students from grades 9 and 10 and senior students from grades 11 and 12. Students competed in different divisions based on their level of French instruction. Core French students with less than 1,500 hours of instruction were in one category. French intensive students with more than 1,500 hours and less than 5,000 hours were in another category and students with immersion and French in the home or in lessons outside schools were the last two categories.

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What began as a family project has brought a piece of Jamaica’s history to Ottawa. With the launch of “Sugar Boy: The Story of Cedric Titus and Jamaican Cane Farmers,” Ottawans can get a sense of the impact of cane farming on the English colony of Jamaica and see how one man stood up for the rights of farmers. The book is a collection of stories about Cedric Titus’ life that was pieced together by his widow and family. The man who volunteered to edit the work is a friend of the family. “I started working on it because I knew the family,” Ewart Walters, editor and Nepean resident, said.

The City of Ottawa is toying with the idea of creating a cost-share program to pay for noise barrier retrofits. An open house was held at the Nepean Sportsplex on March 30 to make residents aware of possible program options and how implementing this program will affect home owners. Kim Hunton, project engineer, estimated that the total project delivery will cost approximately $1,000 a metre. Affected home owners will have to pay a percentage that is yet to be decided, of the retrofits that will be added to their property taxes at the end of the year.

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2010 In Review Councillor driving for bus bays Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Gord Hunter is calling for a stop on the city’s plan to remove bus bays along the north and southbound sides of Greenbank Road. “It has been policy to remove the bus bays whenever there is road or sidewalk rehabilitation since the 90’s,” Hunter said. “I don’t like it.” The City of Ottawa has approved the removal of bus bays along major arterial roads, where it has been determined that buses have difficulty merging back into traffic from the bus bays. Bus bays — or an area for buses to pull out of traffic at designated stops — were originally thought to be safer than simply making a stop on the road. However, in a report to the transit committee in August of 1998, staff said that experience in Ottawa-Carleton showed that on roads with speed limits of less than 70 kilometres per hour, bus bays are not required for safety reasons.

Training centre for Ottawa Ottawa’s fire department needs better equipment and training, according to the new fire chief. John deHooge said part of the solution may be a single city training facility that serves all police, fire and paramedic staff. DeHooge said preliminary discussions between the three emergency services have already

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Accident claims two high school students

DAVID STRINGER AND JONATHON JACKSON David Stringer and Jonathon Jackson were gearing up to go see the movie Iron Man 2 on May 8 when their car collided with an SUV, killing the two on impact. David was a 17-year-old Merivale High School student, and Jonathon was a John McCrae Secondary and they had been friends for years. The night of the accident, Jonathon was so excited to see Iron Man 2 that he went out and bought a T-shirt. David had bought everyone tickets from his first paycheque at his first job at a local Farm Boy. They died when their car hit an SUV head on May 8. The

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Skate park for Bells Corners Bells Corners youth are joining College Coun. Rick Chiarelli in an effort to get a new skate park. In a community meeting on May 12, Chiarelli tried to band together the young people of the area to get to work on fundraising and thinking of potential sites for the park.

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Jumpstart for kids Carlington kids have received a jumpstart thanks to a cash infusion from the federal government to the Canadian Tire kids sports program. Minister of State (sport) Gary Lunn announced $719,000 on May 25 in additional funding to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program that works in partnership with the Max Keeping Foundation locally. “I believe all kids should have access to sports,” Lunn said. “Anything we can do to get children more active.” National in scope but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart delivers support to children in financial need through a Canada-wide network of local chapters. These chapters are made up of a variety of community leaders committed to helping kids get active, such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters Canada, YMCA, and Parks and Recreation.

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well as the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. The community’s contributions have made a meaningful difference. They have allowed the centralization of nine radiation machines at the General Campus; added 15 new chemotherapy chairs, for a total of 50, to the cancer program; offered more natural light and comforting clinical environments to cancer patients; and provided them and their families with easy, comfortable access to outdoor areas. All of this will help the recovery process. There’s more. Our community has donated over $2 million dollars to research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Most recently, they have made possible the acquisition of CyberKnife, a revolutionary radio-surgery system that can eliminate the need for invasive surgery in many cases. Soon, they will enable us to fund the installation of the Canadian Forces CAREN system, a virtual reality simulator to assist the rehabilitation of Canadian Forces combat casualties, as well as the other patients. This generosity improves the quality of care patients receive every day. Donations make a real difference. In other words, the community is the hospital’s foundation. To find out more, visit www.ohfoundation.ca 437464

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2010 In Review JUNE Staff cutbacks to public Bay residents feel safer school board A new report released by the city shows a falling crime rate in Bay ward. The report highlights statistics from the most common types of crimes and compares them to the previous year. Local Const. Maria Keen said that calls for service were on the rise this past year but the climbing numbers don’t necessarily indicate a corresponding rise in crime. “Calls for service were up, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing,” she said. “I think that’s a good thing because that means people feel better about calling the police.” This year the report shows steadily declining numbers that compare favourably with other neighbourhoods in the city.

The city’s public school board’s projected budget for this year faces a deficit of $14.9 million. The budget put forward for debate is based on estimated expenditures of $737.4 million, with projected revenue income of $722.8 million, which creates the shortfall of $14.9 million. The OttawaCarleton District School Board (OCDSB) must by law pass a balanced budget and in order to do that, four key aspects were factored in. The previous board approved reductions of $2.9 million mainly to staff, plus an additional $3.6 million in reductions. The board projects revenue to increase by $1.9 million and a total of $6.5 million will be used from the reserves to make up the balance.

Looking back on 2010 STAFF From Polar dips to arrests in a suspected terrorism case, 2010 was an interesting year for Nepean residents. The photos on the front page depict just a few of the happenings. July to December will appear next week. January: A group of intrepid swimmers braved the cold waters of Britannia Beach raise funds for President’s Choice® Children’s Charity. February: A man was taken to hospital following a oil-tank explosion at Finateri Ltd on Merivale Road. All the windows were cracked or blew, but there was no serious damage done and the man healed from his injuries. March: Bob Chiarelli took the by-election to replace then Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Jim Watson, who stepped down to campaign for the mayor’s seat in Ottawa. April: Nepean residents and Canadian Cancer Society volunteers were busy delivering and selling bright, yellow daffodils across the city to help raise money in support of the fight against cancer. May: Weekend racing started at the Nepean Sailing Club, 2010 was a banner year, with many boaters coming out to race for the Easter Seals Regatta and the Pinhey’s Point Race and Raft-up. June: Thanks to Mike Irvin, a pro-

ducer at the country music radio station Y101, 12-year-old Taylor Beaudoin got her 15 minutes of fame when her voice hit the radio waves last week during the station’s annual CHEO fundraiser last June. July: Nepean residents once again flocked to Andrew Haydon Park to celebrate Canada Day, and numbers continued to grow in 2010, with organizers offering Helicopter rides for the young and old. August: Performers were forced inside during a particularly wet Ottawa Folk Festival last August. The Festival was able to cover debts and plan for a bigger show thanks to funding and a partnership with the Blues Festival. September: Ottawa Police Chief Vern White was on hand for a public briefing from the RCMP when two Nepean-area men were arrested for suspected terrorism activities. October: Jim Watson took the mayor’s seat in Ottawa with as much as 55 per cent of the vote in some areas of the city. November: A cat show by the Ottawa Valley Cat Club was held at the Nepean Sportsplex with hundreds of felines taking part in the action. December: Dozens of students of Les Petits Ballet hit the stage at Centrepointe Theatre for their rendition of Beauty and the Beast.

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19 Ottawa This Week - Nepean - DECEMBER 30, 2010

Ottawa’s Only Full Line GM Dealer

90 DAYS NO PAYMENT

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

CAR CODE nctytv

2010 Chevrolet Impala LT Coloured in grey with only 33,000km!

PR3359

$18,488**

$119* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

CAR CODE vtyhpg

$35,888**

Plus Taxes, 6.29% for 96 Mths

2007 Cadillac CTS RWD

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 84 Mths

CAR CODE wknano

$158* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

1@ $18,888**

$41,888**

CAR CODE ufuwka

$268* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.29% for 96 Mths

2007 Chevy Aveo

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

$20,888**

$133* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

CAR CODE bhactv

Plus Taxes, 6.29% for 96 Mths

2010 Cadillac CTS AWD

$32,888**

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 7 Pass, V6, power group, with 73,000km. 11-5069A

$18,888**

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 60 Mths

V6, power group with 57,000km. P-3488A

$6,995*

$9,888**

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

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 72 Mths

Plus Taxes, 7.35% for 60 Mths

TEXT CAR CODE TO:

$112* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 96 Mths

2009 GMC Savana 2500 V8, power windows and locks, step bars, with 18,000km! P-3546A

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

1@ $21,888**

38681

CAR CODE vevnmd

2010 Saturn Vue

CAR CODE xnkmde

CAR CODE byfamn

$98* Bi-weekly

2010 GMC Acadia SLT AWD

4X4, leather with 58,000km P-3511A

$221* Bi-weekly

CAR CODE yowkha

$174* Bi-weekly

2008 GMC Sierra Crew

$27,888**

CAR CODE ckmtvp

$209* Bi-weekly

2006 Pontiac Montana SV6

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

STOW N’ GO! PR3368

CAR CODE eoroqg

Performance vehicle with heated leather seats US1596

Christmas Deal OF THE WEEK

CAR CODE tyjumy

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

2010 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 4X4, 20” wheels, DVD and NAV with 20,229km US1604

DVD with games, alloys, only 16,000km! US1614A

$147* Bi-weekly

$24,888**

07-10 CTS - 8 TO CHOOSE FROM P-3473A

2009 Dodge Journey

$20,888**

CAR CODE behzoh

$227* Bi-weekly

A/C, power windows and doors, traction control, ABS breaks. P-3518A

$22,888**

$161* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 84 Mths

FOR PICS AND INFO TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE!

1@$35,888**

$17,488**

$124* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 84 Mths

Plus Taxes, 6.99% for 96 Mths

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

CAR CODE pyrppd

$29,888**

613.225.CARS (2277)

CAR CODE upbydo

$210* Bi-weekly

Plus Taxes, 7.09% for 84 Mths

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

CAR CODE hayoub

$227* Bi-weekly

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

CAR CODE ryjuas

Heated leather. Only 21,000 kms. 5 Available

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Queensway (417) (Experimental Farm)

Baseline Myers Cadillac Chevrolet NEW SHOWROOM

Myers Used Car Centre

435912

$139* Bi-weekly

Cruise control, alloy wheels, leather, with 32,976km! US1600

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche

Merival e

$21,888**

Sunroof and Leather. 3,400 kms. PR 3364

2010 Buick Lucerne

Maitland

Sunroof and heated leather with 25,406km! US1609

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Clyde Me riva le

2010 Chevrolet Impala LT


Ottawa This Week - Nepean - DECEMBER 30, 2010

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Up to a

$2000

Myers Makes Volkswagen and the New Year’s Festivities Affordable

Shopping Spree with the purchase of a NEW 2011 Volkswagen.

PLUS Give a Turkey, Get a Turkey with every vehicle sold in December to support the Kanata Food Cupboard!

SHO PPIN SPRE G DOLL E ARS!

PLUS a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas

2011

Happy New Year!

with purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen! (includes airfare and accommodations).

FINAL CLEAROUT Pricing on PLUS! All New In-Stock 2010’s Cash Incentives up to NEW 2010’s

M.S.R.P.

$8796

AVG

(including all fees) Selling Price

Cash Purchase Credit

CLEARANCE PRICE (including all fees)

2010 BEETLE - 4 REMAINING

$27, 767.00 $27,267.00

$3,779

$23,988.00**

2010 GOLF WAGON - 2 REMAINING

$27,109.00

$3,519

$23,588.00**

Automatic,Sunroof, Alloys, Heated seats, ESP, and CD Player

$26,609.00

Trendline, includes power group, heated seats, Stability control program, and much more! 2 in stock only 1 at this price! (stock # 0325)

2010 GOLF CITY - 1 REMAINING

$19,685.00

$19,285.00

$3,097

$16,588.00**

2010 EOS HIGHLINE - 2 REMAINING

$50,000.00

$49,300.00

$7,112

$42,888.00**

2010 BEETLE CONVERTIBLE - 2 REMAINING $32,885.00

$32,435.00

$4,197

$28,688.00**

$36,034.00

$8,796

$27,888.00**

Well equipped with heated seats + washer nozzles, A/C 5 speed, 2.0L engine. stability control program, and much more! (stock #0036)

Incredible hardtop convertible with panoramic sunroof! Highline model is fully equipped with the technology package, heated leather seats, Navigation, Auto 6spd, 2.OT, 18” alloys, high projection bi-xenon headlights and more!

Automatic, Power Top, ESP, Air Cond, Sat Radio.

2010 ROUTAN MINIVAN - 3 REMAINING

$36,684.00

Very well equipped Comfortline model, includes 16” alloy wheels, roof rails, dual power sliding doors, upgraded seats.

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**Cash purchase price only, includes all fees only HST and license extra. Price also includes all cash purchase incentives. +Cannot be combined with cash credit incentives. Financing example $10,000 for 66 months at %0. Monthly payment is $151, COB is $0. 436644

Ottawa This Week - Nepean  

December 30, 2010

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