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Developer looks at ‘Merivale triangle’ Land lies between Merivale, Baseline and Clyde


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Public school board students join together for annual discussion of diversity. 11


A developer is eyeing the Merivale triangle for a retail or condo project. The Merivale triangle is a plot of land which is bordered by Merivale and Baseline roads and Clyde Avenue. College Coun. Rick Chiarelli said Osmington Inc. – a real estate development firm out of Toronto – approached the community, Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli and himself mid-November to talk about a possible retail development on the site. Chiarelli said the community – represented by associations from Cityview, Fisher Heights and Copeland Park have some concerns about the traffic that would be generated by another retail development on that site. See CONDOS, page 2

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PRO HOCKEY DREAMS Former NHL player Shaun Van Allen coaches an atom player during the Canadian Tire NHL Junior Skills Competition, held Nov. 25 at the Nepean Sportsplex. The event was a chance for players aged seven to 12 to take the ice with Van Allen and other ex-NHLers, Tom Fergus, Laurie Boschmann, and Patrick Lalime.

Sheila Copps drops in to Grade 5 class Former deputy-PM livens up lesson NEVIL HUNT

A Grade 5 student at Knoxdale Public School turned her grandma into a unique show-

and-tell lesson for her peers on Nov. 25. As part of the curriculum focusing on government, Sarah introduced a former federal minister to about 80 of her classmates in the school’s library. “I know Sheila Copps as my grandmother,� Sarah said. “She taught me how to stand on my head.�

She also ran through part of her grandmother’s resume: Canada’s first female deputy prime minister, and a former minister of the Environment, and later Heritage Canada. Today Copps is running for the presidency of the federal Liberal party. See POLITICAL, page 3





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Continued from front Osmington owns almost no land that fronts on the major roads and instead holds much of the triangle’s interior space. “With the Wal-Mart just coming in, they didn’t think it would work,” Chiarelli said. “The residents have asked the developer to come back with a feasibility study to put condos on that site.” Chiarelli said the developer has agreed to come back to the community with another plan.

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“At least with a condo complex, the traffic patterns would be different than the Wal-Mart,” he said. The Wal-Mart, at the corner of Baseline Road and Clyde Avenue opened in January and was designed to be a mixeduse project that will include residential units, along with the big box store and other retailers. While Chiarelli said another retail development close by is possible, Osmington would have to convince some of the stores that have frontage on Baseline, Merivale or Clyde to sell them land.

Polar dip to raise money for kids JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Steve Stewart, possibly better known in Ottawa as “Speedo Steve” is once again asking residents to take the plunge and raise money to fight children’s cancers. In total, nearly 300 chillers lined up two by two last Jan. 1 to jump down to a hole about three metres wide cut into the Ottawa River.

The veteran dipper and Loblaw’s employee organized the first dip for the President Choice Children’s Charities in 2008, where he and 45 others turned out and raised $3,800 for the charity. Last year he teamed up with Sears to organize the first Sears Great Canadian Chill. Two events in Ottawa and Toronto managed to raise more than $20,000 for the Sears Charitable

Foundation, which aims to Stop Kids’ Cancer Cold. Another 100 dippers were raising money for the Presidents Choice Children’s Charity. Stewart hopes for more brave souls this year. Interested swimmers can register at ottawa.thesearsg ?id=15 and collect pledges. Prizes will be awarded for the people with the highest amount of pledges.


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Continued from front Copps quickly turned the often dry subject of government into a raucous convention-style experience. She asked the students what they would change if they were principal of their school. She picked five hands from the sea of raised limbs and asked the children to share their ideas, which included: • More or longer recesses. • New lockers. • A cafeteria. • New chairs with wheels. Students then gathered into five groups based on the concept they preferred and each “party” selected a leader. Leaders then tried to sway the audience with a short speech, a rebuttal and a question-and-answer session. As the room broke into groups to elect leaders, Copps said she’d tried a similar idea with students before but never in a space where kids could move around so freely. She added that at one school, free candy was outvoted by better playground equipment when one party argued that the candy

would be gone quickly, while a playstructure can be enjoyed for years. Copps said it came down to short-term versus long-term thinking. “It’s amazing how much the kids are like voters,” she said. The speeches and questions provided a chance to explain coalitions and mergers – the two recess parties voted to form a coalition – and then came the vote, with new lockers carrying the day. Copps told the students that in Parliament, the party elected would have to keep voters happy if they hope to be re-elected. Speaking for all MPs, she said promises are sometimes broken, in part because platforms include too many pledges. She also pointed out that voters sometimes choose immediate benefits instead of long-term gains. “You can ask, ‘What’s important right now for me,’ or you can ask, ‘What’s important for the long-term for the school,’” she said. With the “election” settled, Copps took some questions from the students, a number of

which related to her decision to enter politics. Copps said she followed her father during his election campaigns for mayor in Hamilton, starting when she was just eight years old. “I learned very young the importance of debate,” she said, adding that meeting people – from a bus driver to the Queen – is what she likes to do most. Copps said the ministerial accomplishment she’s most proud of is a law that restricts development in national parks, particularly the park in Banff, Alta. Copps will be back in the political spotlight as she runs for the party presidency at the Liberal biennial convention, which takes place between Jan. 13 and 15 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Former MP Sheila Copps speaks to a Grade 5 class at Knoxdale Public School on Nov. 25. Copps, who is running for the federal Liberal party’s presidency, skipped any lecturing and quickly got the students involved in a mock election. Photo by Nevil Hunt

Community associations called ‘lobbyists’ under new rules LAURA MUELLER

Community associations, advocacy groups and average citizens are some of the people who would have to register as “lobbyists” under proposed sweeping rules. In the draft version of the city’s new lobbyist registry, the only people who would be exempt from having to register as a lobbyist would be officials from other levels of government, or from other municipalities. The city’s new governance renewal subcommittee heard a report on the proposed registry during its first meeting on Nov. 18, but the committee won’t actually consider whether to approve the proposal until its Dec. 1 meeting. If the city goes ahead with the initiative, Ottawa would be only the second Canadian municipality to set up a formal framework for reporting lobbying. Toronto is the only city that has something similar. The registry is the first of a series of initiatives Mayor Jim Watson promised during the election as a means to bring more “accountability and transparency” to city government. The lobbyist registry would be a “very important cultural change” at city hall, said deputy city clerk Leslie Donnelly. “You can’t stop bad things from happening,” Donnelly said. “But you can tell

people who is influencing decisions.” The registry would require city council members, paid lobbyists and unpaid advocates to register all lobbying activities. Whether it’s a lobbyist paid to advocate in favour of a planned development, or a resident who wants a stop sign on his or her street, they would be seen as lobbyists under the registry (although it would distinguish between traditional lobbyists and community members). The proposed changes threw some councillors for a loop. Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt worried that some of his rural residents require his help when requesting land severances, and having to register as a lobbyist in order to do that would be an additional hindrance. One major potential loophole to the registry was revealed during the Nov. 18 meeting. If a council member is the one to initiate a conversation, it wouldn’t be considered lobbying under the proposed guidelines, Donnelley said. That was in response to Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais, who asked if it would be considered lobbying if he phoned a developer to ask him to build a 20-storey building instead of 12 storeys. “Ultimately, there will be 100 ways to get around the rule,” said Watson, who heads the governance renewal subcommittee. “It’s about accountability. When in doubt – register,” the mayor added.


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Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) staff helped to outfit 284 children in their catchement with the tools for school this year, according to the program co-ordinator Kim Ethier. The total was announced at an annual thank you breakfast held for the program’s supporters at NROCRC’s Merivale Mall office on Nov. 25. The resource centre also donated 50 empty backpacks to Nepean Housing. The program’s total cost was $7,100, including the cost of the supplies, staffing and empty backpacks. NROCRC first partnered with the Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa initiative in 2008 – fielding requests for 40 backpacks. Since that first year, demand has steadily increased, prompting calls to the school boards to provide the necessities to every child. “If we can get the school boards to provide things like the pencils, the paper and the notebooks, it allows us to focus on getting the more specialized items, like: geometry sets, inside shoes and backpacks,” said Brad Spooner, a program manager at the centre. Spooner said the success of the program is due to local residents and businesses that turned out in support of the program. “LSI Systems donated 130 backpacks

BRAD SPOONER alone,” Spooner said while handing out plaques. Jacob Noble, a student at Franco-Cité Catholic Secondary School volunteered his time to help out, along with Nicole Ethier and Lil Laviolette. A fundraising barbecue held at the mall in August also helped to raise $600 for the program. Ethier said that the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board did a study that found 146 students were prepared for school thanks to NROCRC’s work. “Every single child we helped got a backpack filled with everything on their class list,” she said.




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Saving the Earth starts at home for entrepreneur The future is neutral GEOFF DAVIES

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warming. The systems require no fossil fuels at any stage, so they release no emissions. “The thing that makes me most angry in the world is seeing oil spills in the ocean,” he said. Fossil fuels are what our society relies most upon to heat our homes and run our transportation, he said. Yet these fuels are dangerous from the moment they’re pulled from the ground. Our lifestyle is destructive, he said, and Pedersen wants to be leading the charge to change it. “Believe it or not, I live over by Bayshore, and half the neighbourhood is still on oil,” he said. Hand-in-hand with changing our sources of energy is changing how much energy we use. In his family’s quest for carbon-neutrality, Pedersen is looking to LED light bulbs, high-efficiency appliances, and even clotheslines. Before long, he said, we will be able to turn our homes into their very own energy sources. It’s with that in mind that he’s looking forward to starting his third company in the new year: Solar Experts Inc. “Today on the average roof space, we almost can produce enough energy to run the average household,” he said. And, with a little time and tweaking, rooftop solar panels will be able to power both our homes and the electric cars we plug into them. “We’ve got scientists working on how we can reverse global warming … which could involve putting chemicals into the atmosphere to reflect the sunlight,” Pedersen said. “What? I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we just stop producing heat?”


Matthew Pedersen, owner of Geothermal Experts Inc., recently accepted the Green Award from the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce.



Matthew Pedersen’s house is more than just a house. It’s home to his wife and newborn daughter. It’s a showroom for his business. It’s a challenge to himself, and the world. His family’s goal is to make it carbon-neutral. By creating as much energy as it uses, a carbon-neutral home would remove the need for traditional energy sources and the emissions that come with them. “I’ve taken a 45-year-old dilapidated home that was leaky and inefficient, run on oil, and I renovated it and upgraded it and added all this technology,” Pedersen said. Top of that list of technology, he said, was a geothermal heating and cooling system. The system, he said, uses underground temperatures to regulate the household climate, and it has got all the neighbours knocking, wanting to check it out. Pedersen, whose company designs and installs these systems, is happy to oblige. Serving Eastern Ontario since 2007, Geothermal Experts makes systems that take advantage of the moderate temperatures underground: in summer, it’s cooler below ground; in winter, it’s warmer. Pedersen recently accepted the Green Award from the Greater Nepean Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Geothermal Experts Inc., of which he is owner and general manager. They drill holes almost 60 meters deep, and pump liquids – either coolant or water from an underground source – in a continuous loop through the household system. “Fifteen years ago, the hippies were buying (geothermal systems) because it was green,” Pedersen said. “Today people are buying it because it’s a good return on their investment.” Depending on how much a home originally cost to heat, he said, installing a geothermal system could mean a 10 to 18 per cent return on investment for the homeowner. Within five to 10 years, the system should pay for itself. The systems are safer, too, he said. They run on electricity, at low temperatures and low pressure. There’s no risk of it exploding like a propane tank, he said, or leaking, like an oil tank. But for Pedersen, the most important selling point is what they don’t do: contribute to global

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Blues Lady wants parents involved in antibullying efforts


Ottawa’s Blues Lady has talked and sung to many kids about bullying over the last five years, but on Saturday night, it will be all about the adults. Maria Hawkins and her band play the Nepean Sportsplex sa-

lons on Dec. 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., along with Latin Breeze. The night is a fundraiser for the Stop the Bullying campaign. “We need to get the parents involved,” Hawkins said. The Fighting for our Dignity concert is part of the celebration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

Hawkins hopes the performance will provide the seed money to hold a Family Fun! Day in each ward in the city. “They would be free events with each (city) councillor holding one in their ward,” she said. During a recent presentation to the city’s equity and diversity committee, Hawkins suggested

a family event such as a fun day is a way to get the anti-bullying message to both parents and children. Tickets for the concert are $10 or two for $15. The Nepean Sportsplex is located at 1701 Woodroffe Ave. For information, visit or call 613-292-1283.


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n a bid to increase transparency at city hall, one worries if Ottawa will actually end up stifling democracy. A proposed lobbyist registry is ruffling some feathers at city hall, but perhaps community advocates should be the ones with their guard up. This shouldn’t be the reaction to a policy meant to tell us who is influencing decisions at city hall, but in trying to come up with a comprehensive way to track who is lobbying political decision makers, the city is on its way to crafting a draconian version of a lobbyist registry that could discourage regular citizens from calling up their councillor about a neighbourhood issue. The registry would distinguish between different types of lobbyists, paid and unpaid, but all would be required to list their names. Councillors would have to record each contact with those designated as lobbyists, whether it’s a casual curbside conversation about snowplowing or a business lunch about an upcoming development application. That distinction makes Ottawa’s proposed registry “the most sweeping in the country”

according to the Lobbying Law Bulletin. “It is no exaggeration to say that, if adopted in its current form, the bylaw would alter the role of citizen engagement and neighbourhood activism in Ottawa’s democratic, political process,” writes Guy Giorno, whose study on the topic is cited in the City of Ottawa report recommending the lobbyist registry. In other jurisdictions, “lobbying” is defined as a paid relationship. Not so in Ottawa, if this registry is adopted. In a move that’s “radically different” from any other jurisdiction, Giorno writes, volunteers working on behalf of non-profit organizations and community groups would also be considered lobbyists. While communities should be celebrating a victory in government openness, they may instead be finding ways to cope with the additional complexities of revealing how often they speak to their councillor, and about which topics. Mayor Jim Watson has the right idea: Transparency should be paramount. But not at the expense of engaged, grassroots community members.


Tension and high drama on the number 87


retired guy’s life needs some excitement now and then, which is why I decided to take a ride on a city bus. The bus has been the main topic of conversation in the newspapers and on the radio and TV. If you were looking for drama, the bus was the place to find it. When I worked downtown, I used to take the bus all the time. This was a few years ago, before there started to be drama and tension on the bus. The way I remember it, I got on the bus in the morning, usually got a seat after the high school kids got off, read the paper for awhile, got off at my stop and walked the rest of the way to work. It was decidedly lacking in drama. The bus drivers were nice, although none of them sang. The passengers behaved themselves. Occasionally someone would have his headphones turned up too high so that a tinny whine leaked out. But that was it. I figured the real drama was happening in the cars, from what I heard from my colleagues who drove to work. They had tales of delays, traffic jams, crazy drivers on the Queensway, road rage and such. My time on the bus couldn’t com-

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town pete with that. Nothing much happened. The same thing going home. I might have to wait a bit, but that wasn’t too dramatic. I might have to stand for awhile, but there were worse things in life. The bus might take half an hour instead of 20 minutes if the traffic was bad but I had a book to read. The thing I liked best was that I arrived home in a decent frame of mind, unlike the car drivers, who had those veins in their necks bulging from trying to keep from screaming. Obviously, from reading all the reports, times had changed. The bus had become a combination of Blackboard Jungle and Saturday at the Opera. I had to see it. But something went horribly wrong.

First, the bus arrived on time, which wasn’t supposed to happen. Then the bus driver was friendly. Then there were no unruly passengers on board. Then the bus driver didn’t sing. Nor did he talk on a cell phone. It was too quiet, as they say in the movies, just before it gets noisy. Quiet was OK once I got used to it. I had a book to read. The bus hopped onto the Transitway and got downtown in a hurry. Getting across downtown was another matter, but nobody on the bus seemed to be impatient about it. No passengers yelled at the driver or vice versa. The bus got to the Rideau Centre and I got off, thinking: “That was weird.” Well, maybe there would be some drama on the ride back. I had lunch downtown, did a little browsing for this and that and then went to wait with lots of other people for the bus. Several pulled up, none of them mine, which was OK because I wanted to see if any drivers would walk off and refuse to go any farther. None did. Hmmm. Soon my bus arrived. I got on. The driver was friendly. I got a place to sit and read my book. The passengers minded their own business. The auto-

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SECOND IN A THREE-PART SERIES BY DON CAMPBELL, THANA DHARMARAJAH NEVIL HUNT AND LAURA MUELLER Garbage in Ontario is a mess. Durham and York are building a controversial incinerator to burn 140,000 tonnes of garbage a year. On Nov. 7, the provincial Ministry of the Environment gave the go-ahead for Orgaworld — the facility that processes Ottawa’s organic waste — to accept diapers, dog waste and compostable plastic bags but the City of Ottawa has yet to give the green light. Simcoe County — a community that attracts vacationers and retirees — faces a dire situation with less than six years of life left for three of its four landfills. Communities are flailing as they try to manage waste within their own borders. Some are already sending garbage out of town. Some are still working on setting waste diversion targets. Others are revising them. And some like the Region of Waterloo don’t have waste diversion targets at all. At least six communities surveyed by Metroland (for this Special Report on provincewide Trash Troubles) have landfills that will run out of space within 10 years. The mountains of trash that Ontarians are throwing into the garbage instead of their blue boxes are forcing other communities to try to find more space in their already bulging landfills. But the Metroland report shows new landfills are difficult to build because government of Ontario approvals required to create new facilities are hard to get, lengthy and costly. “You can spend six, seven, eight years preparing and not get an approval at the end of the day,” said Adam Chamberlain, a Toronto environmental lawyer. “Approving a landfill in Ontario is not for the faint of heart.” In fact, the Ministry of Environment hasn’t approved a single new landfill site since 1999. During that time 147 small landfills have closed, leaving Ontario with 958 existing active landfills. But many of those are small and not classified as capable of taking on a major municipality’s trash. About 85 per cent of Ontario’s

waste goes to only 32 Ontario landfills classified by the ministry as “large.” The main reason trash is creating problems is that municipal landfills are filling up with garbage that should be recycled or reused, including cardboard, plastic bottles, milk cartons and paper. The biggest offender is plastic. A report by Stewardship Ontario shows that about 176,500 tonnes of plastics — including 30,906 tonnes of plastic bottles — were chucked into the garbage instead of the recycling box in 2009, the last year for which provincewide figures are available. That means three-quarters of all that plastic — including 44 per cent of plastic bottles — ends up in landfills. Another culprit is paper packaging, the cardboard boxes and milk and juice containers that could be recycled as well. About 34 per cent of that material, or 122,396 tonnes, ends up in landfills too. One Ontario landfill operator, Bob Beacock, regularly spots these recyclable items as they tumble out of the garbage trucks at the Brock site, east of Toronto. But he only has time to rescue the odd scrap metal or tire. “We can’t just get out of the machine and start picking out pop cans,” the Brock site operator said. “You just know you’d be here 16 hours a day. That’s the public’s obligation.” Like most municipalities, Ottawa is trying to send less trash to landfills. The key is diverting waste to other places – recycling and composting – and that requires residents’ involvement. Reducing the use of landfills can save taxpayers money because new landfills come with hefty costs. It’s up to cities and towns to convince residents that the cost-savings are worth the effort of recycling or composting, or that their efforts can have a positive impact on the environment. “Do we do it to save money on our taxes or do we do it because it’s the right thing to do?” asks Marie McRae, an Ottawa city councillor and chair of the city’s environment committee. McRae said the Trail Road landfill – which takes Ottawa residents’ solid waste – will be full at current rates by 2035. Use of the black, blue and green bins could extend that by years or even decades.

Starting in November 2012, Ottawa residents will see a change in pickups: • Green bin every week. • Black and blue bins on alternate weeks. • Other solid waste once every two weeks, although people can request weekly pickup in certain circumstances, usually when the home is producing diapers. McRae estimates the city and its taxpayers will save $9 million annually by going to biweekly garbage pick-up. She said biweekly garbage collection will trigger greater use of the green bin because it will offer residents a way to dispose of “yucky stuff ” every week. “Not everyone will participate,” she said, “and we expect

the people who are recycling and composting now are likely to do it more.” Marilyn Journeaux, the city’s manager of solid waste services, said the best case scenario would see residents reduce the current solid waste going into the Trail Road landfill; saving tax money and helping the environment at the same time. Today, Ottawa residents dump 200,000 tons of solid waste into the landfill. Journeaux said that number could be greatly reduced by sending 100,000 tons annually to Plasco for gasification, with another chunk sent to Orgaworld for composting. The city’s contract with Orgaworld costs taxpayers $7 million annually. While the contract allows the city to send 80,000 tons of organic waste for compost-

ing, last year residents only sent 55,000 tons for composting. Residents will need to have a clear understanding of what can go in the green bin when the city goes to biweekly garbage pickup. The city’s website can tell you which items go in which bin, and McRae said homes with children will have another source of information. “There are bins in the schools and the kids are the ones who know which bin to use,” she said. Almost anything can be composted or recycled today, but there is still some confusion. McRae said grocery store bags, Styrofoam or cling-wrap doesn’t belong in the blue bin and should be placed in the regular trash.

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Kiwanis to benefit Do it for Daron JENNIFER MCINTOSH

Local teens will be hitting the high notes for charity at an annual Kiwanis fundraiser at the Villa Lucia Supper Club on Dec. 11. The annual event to raise money for Kiwanis Idol will be doing double duty this year, with a portion of the proceeds going to Do it For Daron – an initiative to transform youth mental health that started in response to the suicide death of 14-yearold Daron Richardson in 2010. Eldon Fox, a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club of Kanata and one of the organizers of Kiwanis Idol, said when the group was approached by the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, they were happy to help. “Suicide is an issue that a lot of the kids are talking about,” Fox said. “Most

of them are close to Daron’s age and have had experience with suicide through their schools or issues with their friends.” Nine talented youth will perform at the supper, along with a band. Fox said the annual supper concert is the biggest fundraiser for Kiwanis Idol, which showcases musical talent from across Ottawa and the valley. In his 15 years with the Kiwanis Club, Fox said he has seen the event grow exponentially. “It’s really the only thing available for musicians in the city to see if they have what it takes,” he said. For the first time this year, the idol red carpet will be rolled out at Scotiabank Place, moving up from venues like Centrepointe Theatre and Carleton University. For the Dec. 11 Christmas party, tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 613-831-9900.

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Holocaust survivor talks bullying JENNIFER MCINTOSH

May 14, 1944 was the last supper Eva Olsson had with her family in Szatmár, Hungary. She was 19 years old. Her small town had been occupied by the Germans and the family ate dinner by candlelight with the windows covered. “My family was murdered by hate,” Olsson said to students at Sir Winston Churchill Public School during an antibullying talk on Nov. 25. The talk was part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s anti-bullying week, which promotes awareness and prevention each November. “How many have been bullied?” Olsson asked the crowd. “I was bullied by the Nazis.” Part of the theme of the talk was bystanders, which Sir Winston Churchill principal Aisling O’Donnell said was to teach the children the importance of speaking up. “The historical context is really important and ties in with what the Grade 8 classes are learning,” O’Donnell said. Olsson said that if the rest of Eastern Europe hadn’t stood by when Germany occupied Poland in 1939, many lives could have been saved. “More than one million children under the age of 14 were murdered,” Olsson said. “There were five children in my family who died. My sister had died and we promised to care for her children. My oldest niece was three years old and the youngest was two months. I am here to speak for them and all the other children who were silenced by hate.” After that last supper at her home in Hungary, Olsson and her family were told they were going to work in a brick factory. They were marched seven kilometres to a train that would take them to Auschwitz – a Nazi death camp. The box car the family was to travel in was loaded with 100 people and there was standing room only. There was one pail to be used as a toilet and one to be used for water. People began to die during the trip from lack of oxygen. “Once we got there, many people started to say that at least we could breathe, but when we stepped off the train it was much worse,” Olsson said. “The air was filled with black smoke and there were guards everywhere armed with rifles.” Once they reached the gates, Olsson said Dr. Josef Mengele – the so-called Angel of Death – would direct people to go left or right. To the right meant being a slave in the work camps and to the left meant going to the gas chambers to die. “We didn’t know why we were being told to line up or where people were going,” Olsson said, adding that she held her niece’s hand until another prisoner told her to let her niece go with her mother. “I turned around and my mother was gone, I never saw her again,” Olsson said, breaking down into tears. All the older women and mothers were forced to wait in the woods and then were sent into the gas chambers. Olsson

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Holocaust survivor Eva Olsson speaks to students at Sir Winston Churchill Public School on Nov. 25. said that when they were cleaned out, the children were always on the bottom with their heads crushed from having the adults’ bodies on top of them. Those who survived were forced to haul bricks on a daily ration of soup made from potato peelings and bread. Olsson lived like that for months until the Russians began to advance towards Auschwitz, making the Germans fear they would be freed. Some prisoners were starved; the healthier ones were marched up the Rhine River until they reached Bergen-Belsen. ALLIED BOMBS It was a nicer factory with running water and a kitchen, but that didn’t last long with the Allies bombing day and night. Olsson said they came back to the camp one day to find all the outbuilding had been burned to the ground because of a phosphorus bomb, forcing the prisoners to live in the root cellar with very little water and food. “The floor was crawling with lice,” Olsson said, adding she was sick with typhoid fever. She lay on the floor for six days, knowing the “good guys” were coming. “I couldn’t die, I had to take care of my sister,” she said. On April 11, 1945, she was rescued by the British and sent to a hospital in Sweden where she met her husband. Since first talking to her granddaughter’s class in 1996, Olsson has toured thousands of schools across the country and said she hopes to share her lesson with children and help them to understand the dangers of hate. “Children who feel good about themselves and know themselves will never bully another child,” she said.


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panel discussions and workshops. WORKSHOPS Jade Pichette is the creating safer spaces co-ordinator at Pink Triangle Services. When she first attended the Rainbow Youth Forum she was one of the only openly trans youths in the school board, now she’s on the planning committee. Pichette, along with a team of people from Pink Triangle Services led a series of workshops for students on everything from coming out to queer phobic bullying and transrealities. The workshops are evaluated by the students at the end of the day and help to shape what will be covered at the forum next year. During her involvement with the forum, Pichette said the number of students who attend has grown exponentially. “We have students from across the city and even some rural areas come out,” Pichette said. While Pichette said homophobia and bullying still exist, she is happy to see so many community groups pressuring the school boards to do better. Pichette said Pink Triangle and other organizations will always be there to support students who want to start rainbow alliances in their schools, but they have to know about the initiatives. “The boards have to allow them (all kinds of clubs) under the Safe Schools Act,” Pichette said, adding that Pink Triangle youth services and other organizations are there to offer support to students experiencing bullying. “Jamie Hubley’s death was very public, but unfortunately it isn’t that unique. There are still a lot of gay teens committing suicide,” Pichette said. Alex Thomas, Pink Triangle’s TransAction co-ordinator, led the workshop on transrealities and helped kids to break down gender barriers and learn some of the terminology and thinking in the trans community. Kids learned how to be supportive of friends coming out. “There are a lot more kids coming out younger,” Pichette said. “Now kids in grades seven and eight are coming out and the support has to be there.”



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With the official opening of Algonquin College’s Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) on Nov. 25 will come a knowledgeable workforce, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and MP for Ottawa West-Nepean John Baird. “With looming worker shortages, and growing demand, giving students the tools they need to succeed in the workforce is all the more important,� Baird said. “Graduates will leave this place with top-notch training, and carry on the task of building an even better Canada for future generations.� The college unveiled a plaque commemorating the partnership between the three levels of government that made the funding for the $79-million building possible. The federal and provincial governments each provided $35 million, the city provided the land on the west side of Woodroffe Avenue – valued at $2 million – and the college raised $7.5 million with the help of the construction industry. “It’s a real community project,� said Ottawa West-Nepean MPP and provincial Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli.

“It’s a stunning building on a thriving campus and will make a real difference for students in the west end and across Ottawa.â€? Chiarelli called the building a living lab because of the exposed diagonal bracing, cast-in-place concrete frame and exposed elevator pulleys. The building also boasts built-in sensors that provide real-time and historical diagnostics monitoring of the humidity, air quality and structural loads in the building. “The ACCE is more than just a building, it is a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration and a living laboratory where students learn from the building itself,â€? said Claude BrulĂŠ, dean in the faculty of technology and trades. In the lobby, visitors and students can view the building’s foundation through a glass-covered hole in the floor, and a fivestorey bio-wall made of plants that filter the air and controls humidity. The centre brings together students enrolled in the trades as well as architectural and interior design technology programs. The 18,000-square-metre building added 600 student spaces to the college this fall.



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When Flora MacDonald thinks of Afghanistan, she thinks of long winding roads, snowy mountains and beautiful countryside. It’s not the same Afghanistan she sees when she watches television and sees where troops are stationed. “It’s a country that I’m very familiar with,� said MacDonald, who spoke at a Rotary Club of West Ottawa lunch on Nov. 22 at the Carling Avenue Travelodge Hotel. “I’ve travelled it from one side to another, back and forth, north and south, and I’m going to show you what I think is really the area which I have come to find one of the most appealing spots in the world.� MacDonald was Canada’s first female foreign minister in the government of prime minister Joe Clark in the late 1970s, and was a keynote speaker at the lunch where she gave her talk entitled Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear. Afghanistan, she said, is a country that’s smaller than Ontario, but has a population similar to Canada at more than 30 million. “There’s so much more to it than we hear (about),� MacDonald said. “The rest of the country is different and the people are different than what we see (on television).� She explained how she first went to Afghanistan many years ago because she found a scrapbook her grandfather kept while travelling there.

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Former minister of external affairs Flora MacDonald She visited after the Russian occupation of the country, which lasted from 1979 to 1989. “When I first went, there was nothing but ruins everywhere,� MacDonald said, adding that she also travelled up to the mountain areas where she saw the beauty in Afghanistan. She also noticed how the women, dressed in “tremendous colours� would take their children to the market. “I was fascinated with the way these people weaved and spun and dyed their shawls various colours,� she said. MacDonald remembered one of the villages she visited outside of Kabul, and found there were no schools built there. One man, who had some background in teaching, would call the children to-

gether and they’d listen to him read from a single slate. “I was struck by the fact there were no schools,� she said. “When I went back a few years later, I had been working with several groups who decided they could raise money to build a school there.� She remembered the beautiful blue lakes she came across, especially at the country’s first established national park near the Bamyan Valley, where 1,000-year-old statues of Buddha were located before being destroyed by the Taliban. MacDonald helped push for Afghanistan to have this national park, remembering how Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, brought forward national park legislation in Canada during the late 1800s. She said she continues to go back, and now into her 80s she even sleeps in huts with the villagers. “It’s not always the most comfortable, but it’s the most beautiful,� she said. Alan Bowles, a member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa West, said getting interesting and entertaining speakers like MacDonald helps the club bring in more members and renew current memberships. “She presented a compassionate view – totally the other side of coin of what we hear about Afghanistan,� he said. For more information on the Rotary Club of West Ottawa, visit their website at:




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The Capital City Condors hockey team, which caters to youth with intellectual and physical disabilities, has expanded to include a west and an east team. gear laid out the night before. “For them to be part of a team it builds their self-esteem, their moral,” said Perkins. He said a number of the players have developed in terms of broadening their personalities and growing their social-interaction skills. “I think we’re seeing some of the longterm benefits.” Perkins said the teams are still looking for more volunteers for one hour a week on Saturdays with either the west or east team.

hockey. Eventually, Perkins said he’d like to see a partnership with the Soldier On program, which helps ill or injured Canadian Forces personnel to fully and actively participate in physical fitness. “So that’s kind of our dream right now,” said Perkins. “It just keeps growing.” For more information on the Capital City Condors, visit www.

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Perkins said eventually he’d like to see a complex built with the purpose of serving those with physical and mental disabilities. “Our dream now is to put up a complex,” he said. The Condors have taken off in the four years since the team’s inception; although it caters to youth, there are a number of young adults on the team who started in their teens. “We need a couple different levels of adult hockey,” said Perkins, in order to best serve those who play. He said he’d also like to see a place where people could play sledge hockey, which allows those with physical disabilities to play the sport on a sled. “If we ever had our dream (of a complex) we’d want two ice surfaces,” he said – one for ice hockey and one for sledge

Raider standout returns from B.C. GEOFF DAVIES For one Nepean Raider, the hockey player’s ultimate dream of came true earlier this month. Mac Weegar, the Raiders high-scoring rookie defenceman, got to don the redand-white of Team Canada. Weegar, a student at Barrhaven’s St. Joseph Catholic High School, was selected to play for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge. Held Nov. 7 to 13 in Langley, B.C., the international tournament culminated in

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The new Rockland Condors team has a home base at the Canadian International Hockey Academy, a private hockey boarding school in the east end of the city. “We were obviously really fortunate to have met up with them,” said Perkins. “(The kids) love it.” The school was looking for ways to volunteer in the community, he said, and when they heard about the Condors it turned out to be a great fit. “The students help volunteer every week,” said Perkins. With two Ottawa Condor teams, the hockey players now have a chance to face off once a month. The friendly games will alternate between the Rockland rink and the Jack Charron Arena in Glen Cairn where the west team has its home base. The Condors also get sporadic ice time in Carp. “Now they get to play,” said Perkins, adding before it was hard to set up game days. “This way they’ll get a game every month.” The east team will play in red jerseys, while the west team’s colour is black. “It’s more than just a hockey team,” said Perkins. “It’s a community.” The players look forward to hockey every week, he said, with many getting their

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Condors hockey expands The Capital City Condors have expanded. Now in its fourth year, the hockey team, which caters to youth with intellectual and physical disabilities, has grown to include a west team in Kanata and an east team in Rockland – and president Jim Perkins said they’re already looking for more ice in the city. With 39 players on the west team and 35 players on the east team, there are already at least 20 youths on the waiting list, said Perkins. “The issue is going to be ice again,” he said. “Ideally, our goal is to expand again. “We envision four teams eventually.” He said the Condors are looking at potentially expanding to Barrhaven or south Ottawa, as well as Gatineau sometime in the future. “We have people registering when their kids are three years old to make sure they have a spot,” said Perkins.

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