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High rises planned Claridge seeks approval for two 12-storey buildings across from Merivale Mall NEVIL HUNT nevil.hunt@metroland.com

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Claridge Homes is seeking city approval for two high-rise apartment buildings and a retirement residence on Merivale Road, opposite Merivale Mall. The plans filed by Claridge call for two identical 12-storey apartment buildings with a total of 282 units, as well as a five-storey retirement home with 120 units. The 1.5-hectare lot at 1683 Merivale Rd. is currently vacant, and is bordered by Merivale Road and stores such as Toys “R” Us and Future Shop. Before development can begin, the city must approve both a rezoning of the land and Claridge’s site plan. The documents filed by the company show the retirement residence close to Merivale, with the two 12-storey towers located on the eastern portion of the land, closer to Grant Carman Drive. The plans include 290 underground parking spaces and 79 surface spaces. Vehicles would reach the site via Family Brown Lane or by using one of two right-in, right-out accesses: one on Merivale and one on Grant Carmen. Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli said residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposal at a public meeting expected to be hosted by the General Burns Community Association. The date of the meeting was not set at press time, but will be reported in a future edition of Ottawa This Week. See ‘Seniors residence’, page 2

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Claridge plans seniors residence on same site as towers From front Egli said most of the Claridge proposal fits with the existing zoning of the parcel of land, although there is the possibility of some changes based on public comments. He said the location of the two towers – at the east end of the lot – could be reconsidered. Part of Claridge’s rezoning request seeks approval for the two towers to be built three metres higher than the current cap on the site, so that height request is also open to public comment. Egli said he has also heard some concern about locating a seniors residence on busy Merivale Road, where access by emergency vehicles may be affected by traffic. “There have been some concerns from the community,� Egli said. “And we have some room to discuss things.�

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just the traffic light timing there to fix the southbound left turn process, which is currently failing during afternoon rush hours. “Failure� refers to a signal that does not provide enough time for waiting motorists to pass through the intersection during one red-yellow-green cycle. The traffic study also suggests the city add a second left-turn lane at that intersection, but does not mention who would pay for the project. PUBLIC COMMENTS Public comments on the rezoning and site plan can be directed to city planner Denis Charron at 613-580-2424, ext. 13422, or by email to denis.charron@ottawa.ca. Comments made at the as-yet unscheduled public meeting will also be taken into account as the city prepares its response to Claridge. The authority to approve or deny the zoning and site plan applications lies with staff in the city’s planning department, and a decision is expected by Jan. 10. Egli could decide to have the decision transferred from city staff to the city’s planning and development committee, which would allow for public comments at a future committee meeting, as well as debate among councillors who sit on that committee. In either scenario, city council will have the final say on the plans, likely during the first few months of 2012.

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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 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. “We are aware of the distress these letters may cause and we have worked to ensure that important information on how to be tested and how to seek medical advice is included,� said Levy. He said that Ottawa Public Health has notified local family physicians of the issue to ensure they are able and ready to support any patient who comes to them. “If a patient does not have a family doctor, OPH will assist in arranging the testing,� Levy said. 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 613580-2888. 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 www.ottawa. ca/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.


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The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group has launched a Campaign for Mental Health, hoping to raise $25 million over five years. “It’s a goal based on what we need to fund our priorities,â€? said AndrĂŠe Steel, acting president and CEO for the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. “(The campaign) is focused on raising funds, and supporting the strategic priorities of The Royal which are research, care, education and advocacy. These are all things that will really advance The Royal as a model of excellence.â€? In particular, Steel said The Royal wants to bring brain imaging capabilities to the region and increase funding on depression research. “We’re a leader in that area, and the $25 million really represents what it will take to really advance those priorities,â€? she said. The campaign was launched at The Royal’s fourth annual Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast on Oct. 4, an event that raised more than $400,000. The breakfast featured Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, who

spoke openly about his sister’s generalized anxiety disorder. Steel said the hospital also launched the You Know Who I Am campaign about four years ago, which opened doors for the community to speak publically about mental health issues. Out of that campaign came the hospital’s Do It For Daron movement, which raises funds for youth mental health in honour of 14 year-old Daron Richardson, who took her own life in November 2010. According to The Royal, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Canadians aged 15 to 24. “Both of those (initiatives) have really garnered tremendous interest from the public, and quite frankly, they have inspired people to reach out for help for the first time in their lives,� said Steel. “We know through both initiatives that we’ve saved lives.� Throughout the five year-long campaign, The Royal will be hosting a variety of events including the Purple Pledge Day in February and the Inspiration Awards in March, which is a major fundraiser at The Royal that also celebrates individuals who live with mental health issues.

“(The $25 million goal) is based on what we hope the community can support, but also based on the investments we need to really launch our key priorities,� said Steel.

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Talks with NCC, lack of funding delay river Commuters LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

Stalled talks with the National Capital Commission are delaying a project to keep sewer overflows out of the Ottawa River. The delays are adding to costs, the city’s environment committee heard on Sept. 20 during an update on the progress after the first year of the ambitious Ottawa River Action Plan, intended to clean up the water quality of the river. The top priority is reducing combined sewer overflows. A large part of that involves building overflow storage pipes for the areas of the city that have combined sewers, but that can’t happen until the city gets the funding it needs and it reaches agreements with the NCC. One of the storage tunnels will run west-to-east from LeBreton Flats through the downtown core to the Keefer regulator in New Edinburgh. Another tunnel would connect to the east-west tunnel by running north-south along Kent Street, and a third tunnel would start at the Keefer regulator and end at the Robert O. Pickford Envi-

ronmental Centre. Much of that land is owned by the NCC, and Dixon Weir, the city’s manager of environmental services, said talks with the NCC about using the land have stalled. Those delays have left environmental studies and the tunnel design process about eight months behind, Weir said.

“We’re in a delay day by day in terms of where this project is going ” Dixon Weir “We’re in a delay day by day in terms of where this project is going,” Weir said. River Coun. Maria McRae, the chair of the environment committee, worried the delay could turn into years. But a representative from the NCC said he had not been told the discussions were holding up the city’s plan and that much of the delay comes from the NCC waiting on the city to provide information it needs

in order to make a decision. “The fact that we could jeopardize the project – that was not known,” said Francois Lapointe, the NCC’s vice president of capital planning. Lapointe said the NCC is “speaking on behalf of all Canadians” and trying to ensure the city and NCC’s development plans for LeBreton Flats aren’t compromised by the proposed tunnel. The NCC is also worried about a potential odour emanating from a station that the city wants to locate in Confederation Park, a popular tourist site across from city hall. “It’s like putting a toilet in a living room,” said Lapointe, who hopes the city will look at other possible locations for the facility. FUNDING NEEDED Reducing combined sewer overflows is expected to cost $237 million over the five years it will take to implement. It is by far the largest part of the Ottawa River Action Plan, which is comprised of 17 projects, including the completed real-time control system as well as constructing separate

sewer systems and improved water-quality monitoring. Also behind schedule is a wet-weather infrastructure management plan, because the city staffers assigned to that project have instead been working on the west-end flooding investigation. Upgrades to the Robert O. Pickford Environmental Centre are slightly behind due to a delay in the federal government’s new regulations about chlorination. Construction and upgrades to reduce the amount of chlorine used to treat wastewater are expected to be done by December. Funding constraints are another issue, according to a city report. The federal and provincial governments have contributed $66 million, but five of the 17 action plan projects are now expected to exceed their original budget estimates. The whole project is now expected to cost $260.33 million, of which $88.46 million has been spent to this point. That means $171.87 million is expected to be spent on the remainder of the project, which is supposed to end in 2013. The original bill was expected to be closer to $251 million.

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Algonquin rocks kick off United Way campaign JENNIFER MCINTOSH jennifer.mcintosh@metroland.com

Algonquin College kicked off their annual United Way campaign with kudos for being number one in the education sector last year. United Way president Michael Allen presented the college with an award for raising $120,000 last year. The campaign this year has a total goal of $90,000 for all three of the college’s campus, with a separate goal for the students set at $5,000. Max Keeping, who is chair of the 2011 United Way campaign, called Algonquin one of the most progressive campuses in the country. “You’re beautiful,” he said. “And your respect and caring for others in the community ties in with what we do at United Way.”

Keeping used the example of a single parent on assistance who only gets enough in assistance to pay for rent and food as an example of the type of person that the United Way seeks to help. “You don’t have to go very far from Algonquin to find someone hurting,” he said. The city-wide goal for this year’s United Way campaign is $33.5 million, the most ambitious target in the organization’s history. Last year, the campaign raised $33.2 million. Allen said because Ottawa lacks a large corporate donor base like cities such as Toronto or Vancouver, each donor must count. “If you live in Ottawa you are three times more likely to donate to United Way than if you live in Montreal and six times as likely as someone in Vancouver,” he said.

He said Algonquin is an example of leadership in the community. “You really put the fun in fundraising,” he said. The students at Algonquin recently donated their time to a Year2Give initiative painting and beautifying five Ottawa Community Housing communities. The Saturday activity was oversubscribed by students who wanted to participate. “All of us at the college should be proud

of what we do here everyday and the inroads we make in the community,” Algonquin president Bob Gillet said. “Let’s go.” The annual campaign is kicked off by a breakfast and air band competition, with each “band” raising money for the campaign. The top numbers came from a band that was a mix of students and faculty, who dressed in Muppet costume and sang a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. The group raised $260.

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Two-year-old Brady Foster’s eyes widened as Thomas the Train chugged down the tracks, followed shortly afterwards by James the Red Engine and Percy the Small Engine. The Barrhaven boy had only seen the characters before at his home on the popular children’s television show Thomas the Tank Engine. “I like to watch them go,” said Brady, watching the toy trains circle around the track. Brady comes by his fascination for trains honestly as his grandfather was a train engineer for CN Rail from the 1950s to 1970. The Fosters had seen the Thomas the Train display in August during a rail fair held in Smiths Falls. When Brady’s dad, Doug, told him they would visit the annual Railfair held at Algonquin College on Oct. 15 and 16, the boy was immediately excited. “Oh, I hope the Thomas train

set is there,” Brady said. Every October, almost 2,000 model rail enthusiasts visit Algonquin College to see the displays of model trains. The rail fair showcases railroad memorabilia, wares on display from local hobby shops, and second-hand equipment on sale. This year’s fair included an O-Train display, complete with a model of South Keys transit station as well as a large coalfired and steam driven working train model built from scratch by the Ottawa Valley Live Steamers and Model Engineers club. Rail fairs are great for the adults, but the displays are sometimes set a little high for young children, said Doug. “The height is very hard for the kids,” he said. “You have to pick up the kids.” Exactly, said Chris Vernell, who spent the past two decades building a model train set that would appeal to young children. Every year, Vernell spent about $100 purchasing brass and plastic railway track, Playmobile figurines and Thomas the Train rail cars to put together an eye-catching G-gauge

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Maxime Lamoureux, 2, Luka, 4, and their mother, Sarah, watch in fascination as a model toy train passes by them on a plastic railway track. Thomas the Tank Engine set. The Barrhaven man traces his enthusiasm for model trains back to the late 1940s, when he first set eyes on his babysitter’s son’s Lionel train set. Vernell received his very first toy train set at the age of six, and enjoyed playing with trains throughout his youth. He carried his interest in toy trains into adulthood, moving

from British model trains to Ngauge trains, a popular set for hobbyists that first appeared in the 1960s and the smallest set available, making them suitable for people with space issues. The name N-gauge refers to the width of the track, which is nine millimetres and has a ratio of 1:148; gauge measures the width of the track and scale

compares the difference in size between a model and a fullsized train. Vernell noticed that rail fairs featured a variety of displays with different sizes of trains ranging from O-gauge (with 1.25 inches between the rails) and HO-gauge (half the size of the O-gauge trains). But no layouts for small children, he said. “Parents were saying there’s nothing (at rail fair shows) for the children,” said Vernell. “My wife and I said, let’s build something for children to see.” Then Lionel, a train-set manufacturer, came out with the G-gauge series, which featured big trains with 55-millmetre track. “We bought Thomas and then bought Red James,” said Vernell. Over the past two decades, Vernell has seen a legion of children flock to see his Thomas the Train display at various rail fairs. “Over the years we’ve seen several generations of children,” said Vernell. “The point of this particular railway is for small children and adults who never have forgotten what it’s like to be a child.”

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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.

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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 — discover-

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town ing them, paying 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 muchmaligned 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 resultsbased, 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

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Ross Angus, a Barrhaven father known for helping keep young hockey players safe on the ice, has been identified as the elevator technician who was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft at a condominium development site in Westboro. “It was just a numb feeling,” said his business partner, Rolf Loyens, referring to when he heard the news of his friend’s death. “(I’m thinking) of how sad I feel for his kids.” Paramedics and firefighters responded to the workplace accident just before 10 a.m. on Oct. 12. “Another worker just happened to spot him in the elevator pit and called 9-1-1,” said Messier, adding that 48-year-old Angus had severe upper body trauma when he was discovered. Emergency officials worked to extricate him from the sixfoot-deep pit at the bottom of the elevator shaft so they could treat him. Firefighters conducted CPR, and paramedics placed

a breathing tube in Angus’s lungs and gave him intravenous medications. According to Ottawa Fire Services, it’s not known how far Angus had fallen or how long he had been there before he was discovered. Loyens said he had just talked to Angus the day before he died. “We were just talking about business, talking about family and the upcoming trips we had planned,” Loyens said. Angus mentioned that he was going to see his favourite football team, the Cleveland Browns, later this year, Loyens added. Loyens said he knew Angus for more than 12 years, and said his friend will be remembered as a family man. “I think it’s important that he’s remembered as a fantastic father to his kids, and that he would do anything for them,” Loyens said. “He was a great family man and a loyal friend. He was very giving to the community, coached minor hockey for many years and he enjoyed it.” Angus started his business,

Pro-Formance Insights, and developed BodyArmour hockey gear, after witnessing a young hockey player get slashed by a skate blade. The gear was made up of shirts and undergarments made with cut-resistant fabric. “He decided there had to be a better way to protect kids,” said Loyen. Angus leaves behind his son Dylan and daughter Mackenzie, both teenagers, and a teenaged stepson, Alex Gordon. He worked for elevator company Schindler North America, which was the company subcontracted by Ashcroft Homes for the developer’s new condominium building at 101 Richmond Rd. Paul Rothwell, spokesman for Ashcroft, said the company was “pretty devastated” when they heard news of Angus’s death. “There is an impact on the working family,” Rothwell said. “That’s the way projects can feel – you’re all together as a unit in building a new place like this, so when something like that happens, it’s a really dreadful impact on everybody.”

Rothwell said nobody has questioned Ashcroft on the safety of the site since the incident happened, and that both Ashcroft and Schindler North America have safety procedures and policies in place. “Despite that, it’s always a precarious thing,” Rothwell said. “You can’t monitor every individual every minute, no matter how experienced they are.” He added that even though most units in the building have been sold, no one has indicated they won’t be moving into their unit as a result of the tragedy. In fact, there were two occupants already moved into the building when the accident happened and five more occupants were expected to move in on Oct. 15. He said a letter was sent out to the few occupants of the building the day after the incident, indicating that elevators would be out of service as the Ministry of Labour investigates. “Our hearts and minds go out to the families, and we hope the disruption to everyone psychologically and physically is as short as possible.”

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Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli will be honouring those who give back to their community with a volunteer appreciation night to be held at Ben Franklin Place on Nov. 24. Egli said the idea for the recognition night came from his nearly a year in office. “I see a lot of people helping out and giving their time and resources,” he said. “It would be a nice thing to recognize them.” The councillor and his staff have been talking with area community associations, sports groups and residents looking for nominees. Egli said he is looking to the public for additional names before the Nov. 4 deadline. The nominees will be judged by a panel of three – which includes Rev. Andrew Jensen from Knox United Church, Mary Pitt, the former mayor of Nepean and Rod Vanier, a volunteer with the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s board of directors.

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Step by step, Will Dunlop makes his way around a gymnasium at the Nepean Sportsplex, walking laps while chatting with a friend. This is cardiac rehabilitation. For a couple of hours each week, the gym is home to Dunlop and people just like him: former cardiac patients who want to keep on ticking. “I’m kind of low on the pecking order,” Dunlop says of his heart health, considering some participants have had open-heart surgery. Dunlop suffered from angina and had an angioplasty procedure to open up blood vessels. That prompted him to start turning his life around. “I don’t smoke any more,” he says. “It wasn’t easy.” Along with deeper breathing, Dunlop said the twice-weekly sessions at the Sportsplex – combined with long walks on other days – have made him more flexible. He also likes the interaction he gets during the hour-long program. “There’s good camaraderie here, we share tips and it’s pretty informal,” says Dunlop, who guesses he’s been part of the program for five years. “My cardiologist helped set me up. At my last check-up, he said, ‘Keep it going.’” Cardiologists can feel comfortable that their patients will workout within their limits at the Sportsplex sessions. A nurse is always in the gym and he or she is aware of medications the participants take and also provides closer monitoring of anyone with diabetes. Ian Andrew, looking dapper in his shorts, T-shirt and headband, calls time and leads the walkers to an area set up with chairs. His arsenal of heart-happy exercises includes stationery bikes, small weights, walking and stretching. Today it’s strong elastic bands that stretch out muscles. Andrew has been leading the group for seven years and says the oldest participant is 94 years old, while the youngest start in their 50s. “These are people who want to remain as fit as they can be,” he says. To that end, there’s nurse in the gym and a pulse check for every participant five times during the hour-long session: when they arrive, after warm-up, at the end of the walking period, during the stretching session and when they are finished for the day Then the heart rate is entered on a chart that’s shared with the patient’s cardiologist. Participants can track their improvement week by week, or in the case of Walter Litven, year by year. Litven, 77, has microvalve insuffi-

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For a couple of hours each week, the gym is home to Dunlop and people just like him: former cardiac patients who want to keep on ticking. Dunlop suffered from angina and had an angioplasty procedure to open up blood vessels. That prompted him to start turning his life around. ciency, which a helpful nurse explains as blood backing up at the heart. “I try and take it easy,” says Litven, who joins in the stretching routine with big elastic bands. The seven participants this week do some exercises, some standing and some seated, and Andrew varies the routine, his chatter and clear directions keeping everyone attentive. The workout clothes are a mix of sneakers, jogging pants, sweatshirts, or even street clothes because it’s not a sweaty routine. “It loosens the joints,” is how Litven describes it. The walking combined with stretching or light weights is the perfect medicine according to Andrew. “It’s same exercises you’d see at any fitness class,” he says. “It’s just reduced in intensity and highly monitored.” He says some of the Tuesday or Thursday cardiac patients have been coming eight to 10 years to keep themselves active. Andrew added that groups are predominantly male – the opposite of classes at many private fitness centres. Cardiac patients are often referred to the program by the Ottawa Heart Institute, which can also be found in the city’s recreation guide, along with many other programs that have a Heartwise logo. For information, visit ottawa.ca/rec_ culture or call 613-580-2828.


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LET IT ALL SHOW The Sheepdog’s play a small show during a cd signing at CD Warehouse on Clyde Avenue to celebrate the stores 20th anniversary. They played the acoustic set efore opening for Kings of Leon later that night. The Canadian band recently was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

It’s hard to fit in when you’re in high school. It’s even harder if you’re a 16-year-old girl and you have to wear a back brace 21 to 23 hours a day. But that’s what Danielle Denisko has to deal with. Danielle, a Barrhaven resident and student at Merivale High School, was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis – a condition that causes the spine to curve from side to side – when she was eight years old. “It was my dance teacher that noticed it,” she said. While Danielle is outgoing girl who plays soccer and football and dances, takes voice lessons and plays piano, she said she sometimes feels self-conscious. For her, scoliosis has caused a contorted C shape on her spine. “Because of the curve, my ribs are rotated and you can see

a kind of bump on my back,” she said, adding that she has had to go as far away as Spain to get back braces specially made. After a conversation with her physiotherapist, Danielle said she was teamed up with Juliana Assaly from Ashbury College and worked towards forming a support network called the Curvy Girls scoliosis support group. The concept was originally designed in the United States by a then 14-year-old girl who was tired of going to support groups designed for adults. The motto is, We Got Your Back and Danielle said discussion topics could range from treatment and surgery options to fashion ideas. The Ottawa chapter aims to raise awareness in the community and offer support. The first meeting on Sept. 9 included seven girls and their parents and friends. “There was a lot of talk from the parents, but I think for the

next one we will focus more on the girls’ actual concerns,” Danielle said of their October meeting. Danielle said fashion can be of significant concern for girls who wear braces because they are often visible through clothes. But some girls have to contemplate surgery – which would mean getting titanium rods inserted into the spine – and that can be scary, said Danielle. According to the Centre for Young Women’s Health, scoliosis is more commonly found in girls and girls, who have scoliosis are more likely to require treatment than boys. The most common type, idiopathic – which just means the cause is not known – usually gets diagnosed around the age of 10. The group of girls meets downtown because it’s a central location for all the members that come from various areas of the city. Anyone interested in attending can email curvygirlsottawa@gmail.com.

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Bradley Dolynuk looks dashing in his pilot’s shirt, gold braid on his shoulders and tie neatly knotted. Ottawa’s skyline spreads out below as he holds the yoke and keeps his feet on the pedals. Dolynuk watches as lightning flashes outside the cockpit and his Cessna is tossed up, down and side to side like a small boat licked by heavy seas. The storm gets worse and the accessibility of air sickness bags come to mind, so Frank Brzobohaty suggests that Dolynuk change course to 180 degrees. As the plane begins to bank to safety, Brzobohaty presses a magic button and as quickly as it appeared the thunderstorm turns into clear blue skies. The simulation comes to an end. Dolynuk isn’t a pilot just yet. He’s in his first weeks of a new professional pilot flight training program offered through Algonquin College. Brzobohaty is chief flight instructor at

Ottawa Aviation Services (OAS), which has offices – and its intriguing flight simulator – near the Ottawa airport. If you have $500,000 to spare, you can own a flight simulator like the OAS model. The made-in-Montreal equipment has two seats, all the controls of a real plane and windows that look onto a wrap-around screen the pilots can see in front of them and through the side windows. The view changes with every touch of the simulator’s controls. Like an Imax movie, the effect can be unsettlingly real. Brzobohaty sits behind the pilot and co-pilot seats at a computer console, playing God. During each student’s flight he manages their experience with the simulator’s software package. Maybe it will rain. Brzobohaty can whip up fog, clouds or crosswinds with a tap on his keyboard, and if that’s not enough to frazzle you, he can call up a 747 and send it straight at your head. Before Dolynuk finishes his flight, Brzobohaty turns day to night in an instant, and the headlights of cars on

Highway 417 twinkle in the distance. He can also play with time, rewinding a scenario or replaying a flight so students can learn from mistakes. Maybe Brzobohaty is enjoying this chance to show off the simulator a little too much. In addition to controlling the time and the weather, he can sabotage the plane itself. FLIGHT SCHOOL, see 16

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“I looked from coast to coast, from B.C. to Moncton,” he said of his search for his flying education. He says Algonquin has a good reputation, but didn’t know the equipment would be as good. With one month under his belt, he has 17 more months to go before graduation. After that, he just wants to fly. “Maybe a co-pilot in a turboprop, for Bearskin or Air North,” Dolynuk says of the possibilities. Brzobohaty says the Far North and the bush are where most of Canada’s young pilots gain experience after flight school. After 2,000 or so hours of flying time in the country’s wilds, many will be hired by small regional airlines back in the south. If that works out, and their skills grow with the number of flying hours, a pilot can end up handling commercial jets. For now, the curriculum ahead of Dolynuk and his classmates includes acquiring a private pilot’s licence in the next four months. Commercial designation comes in a later term, followed by instrument flight training, so the young pilots can operate at night or in thick fog, when the ground is invisible. The OAS simulator can be configured three different ways, representing three different airplanes. Dolynuk and the other rookies will cut their teeth, flying solo in a simulated Cessna, but by the end of the program will be working in pairs to control the more complex a King Air, a turboprop made by Beechcraft that carries seven or eight passengers.

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Algonquin College has offered flight training for years as part of the aviation management program, but teaming up with OAS has allowed the college to offer condensed training. Dolynuk and his classmates will follow six terms of study in just 18 months, compared to many college programs that take the summers off and would need three years to teach six terms. In addition to the fast-tracking, the new professional pilot flight training program is designed to produce graduates ready to take a seat in Canada’s commercial cockpits. Cedric Paillard, the CEO and co-owner of OAS, is certified to fly an Airbus and has racked up so many hours in the air that he’s given up counting. He says his favourite flight was in a P-51 Mustang fighter that dates from the Second World War; an opportunity he enjoyed on a trip to California. OAS puts all students through an assessment before they even step into the simulator. While every incoming student wants to be a pilot, not every one of them will be cut out for the job. The testing digs into each applicant’s verbal reasoning, math skills and ability to multitask. Personality is another key element, with an emphasis on resilience. “There are 17-hour flights from here to Hong Kong, sitting next to somebody else,” Paillard said. “You can’t have the personality of an amoeba.” In addition to 225 probing questions, the assessment includes a test of eye-hand co-ordination. If you don’t do well in that part, you might get assigned homework such as hacky sack, video games or rope jumping. “We know if they’re going to make it,” Paillard says. If the assessment works out, it’s on to a familiarization flight with an instructor and then up to 10 hours in the simulator. Paillard remembers his own flight school experience and says students get a much different start to their careers today. “At first it was a bit overwhelming,” he says of his first day at flight school, adding there was no simulator. “You went straight into the cockpit with the instructor. It was sink or swim.” The professional pilot flight training program at Algonquin College accepts new students every September and May. While tuition fees are about $1,200 per term, the cost of flight time is estimated at $45,000 by the end of the program. For more information visit www.bit.ly/ACaviationmanagement or email Bruce Dwyer at dwyerb@algonquincollege.com


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OCT. 22 TO 23 The charity haunted house event, “Haunt4MS” will be held at the Margaret Rywak Community Building at 68 Knoxdale Road. Haunt4MS was founded three years ago by then 15-yearold Ward 9 resident Trevor Calof after a family member was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The event will run from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and the cost is $7. For more information visit www. haunt4ms.com

NOV. 12 Villa Marconi craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1026 Baseline Rd. Funds raised will be donated to the residence’s residents’ council. To rent a table and sell baked goods or crafts, please call Antonietta at 613-727-6201, ext. 6660.

NOV. 12 AND 13 Friends of the Farm are hosting a craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission. Great selection plus baked goods. Building 72, at the Central Experimental Farm, east off Prince of Wales roundabout. For information call 613-230-3276, or visit www. friendsofthefarm.ca

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Earth Wind & Fire – EcoFair at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Rd (at Moodie Dr.) from, 9:00 -5:00 pm. Keynote by Elizabeth May, Leader Green Party of Canada, 100 Mile Lunch, Eco Education, Activities for all Ages! For details, visit www.bcuc.org and follow the links. Inquiries: 613-820-8103.

Nepean Ravens Host 24th Annual Ringette Tournament with 110 teams from across Canada at arenas across Nepean and Ottawa. Walter Baker and Nepean Sportsplex will act as home base arenas. Parents: consider bringing your daughter to check it out and introduce her to could become her new passion. Visit www.nepeanringette.ca for details.

TO OCT. 31 Chills for CHEO haunted house has returned to raise the event from the dead and establish a permanent entertainment venue at Funhaven on Baxter Road.

NOV. 3 ‘The Nepean Seniors Curling Club, at the Sportsplex (south entrance), invites those 55 plus to come out and try curling, a natural and economical winter activity. Open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Free instruction, free use of equipment, free refreshments. For more information email dgoff@rogers.com

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What if you could be the next Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies? Natasha D’Souza, a student at Carleton University, and the rest of the group at Lead to Win for Women, hopes to help you get there. The group, established in partnership with the university’s technology innovation management program and the National Research Innovation Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), aims to make Canada the best place for women to launch and grow their businesses. “It’s a pretty well known fact that there are obstacles to women-run businesses,” D’Souza said, adding that the boot camp’s structures hours were changed to 8:30 to 4:30 to recognize that women have more family obligations. The intensive two-parted six-day programming includes lessons from Carleton faculty and industry professionals. Once the talks are done, attendees are led in exercises to apply the messaging to their business. Women with an idea for a business in a high-growth area were invited to apply for entrance to the free workshop series, as well as women who had a

business but were looking for ideas for growth. “It’s open to women whose business has reached a plateau as well, to give them an idea how to move forward,” D’Souza said. D’Souza became part of the Lead to Win for Women group after being approached by her professor Tony Baletti who is the director of Carleton University’s technology innovation management program because of her involvement as the founder of Virtual EyeSee, a social media consulting company. She said a business on its way to success has an annual revenue of $1 million and at least six employees, and the aim of the program is to help local women’s businesses get there. If the testimonials of Katie Hrycak from Commentair Technologies Inc, and Elizabeth Lance, CEO of the Ingenuity Group are any indication, it’s worth the time. “In the end you have a solid network of extremely intelligent individuals who all went through the same grueling process as you, and the support that comes with that,” Hrycak said. So whether you want to be like Debbi Fields or Donna Karan, information about the upcoming boot camp can be found at http://ltw-women.ca

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Marc Deslauriers, left, offers items for sale during a community garage sale he organized at Manordale Community Centre on Oct. 8. The 15-year-old rented tables to local residents, raising $500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Marc Deslauriers took a school assignment and turned it into a charity fundraiser on Oct. 8, bringing in $500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Marc, 15, is a student at – coincidentally – Omer-Deslauriers school, a French public high school on Chesterton Drive. He and his classmates were each assigned a project to create a charity event. Marc said he knew right away which charity would be his chosen beneficiary based on a past experience. “I did some volunteer work at the Heart and Stroke telethon,” Marc said. “I was

inspired by what the people go through. They have so many problems but they do everything they can to beat the disease.” Marc organized and hosted a community garage sale at the Manordale Community Centre on Oct. 8, renting tables to anyone who wanted to sell unwanted items. The table fee went to the foundation, while sellers got to keep the proceeds of the sales. In one day, Marc raised $495. He pitched in $5 of his own money to bring the donation to an even $500. “I wanted to help,” he said, adding that even if there was no school assignment, he’d be happy to raise money for the cause. “I definitely would gladly do it again.”

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