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Cops face off for charity The children of Christie Lake Kids, an organization that serves economically-disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa, teamed up with Ottawa police and the RCMP for a charity hockey game played at Brewer Park Arena on March 3. Pictured from left: Arthur Freeman in RCMP jersey, new Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau, Carole Gagne Ince executive director of Christie Lake Kids and Elizabeth Bojo in Ottawa Police jersey. For story see page 5.

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EMC News - After 145 years of dedicated service to enhance the quality of life of residents at an Ottawa longterm care facility, the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Patrick’s Home is no more. Formerly organized in 1866, the Ladies assisted the newly-

established, Roman Catholic, St. Patrick’s Orphan which later evolved into the present day long term care facility. The ladies auxiliary officially surrendered its chapter on Feb.28 amid sadness of seeing this aspect of the history of St. Pat’s Home come to a close. “We have come together

today to do something that is almost unthinkable – saying farewell to an organization that has been at the heart of St. Patrick’s Home community literally forever,” said Maureen Goodspeed, former chair of the St. Pat’s board of directors. Age and and a significant decline of membership are to blame for the disbanding of the group, said Linda Chaplin, president of St. Patrick’s Home. The Ladies were growing

older and there wasn’t any women interested in joining the Ladies Auxiliary, she said. Goodspeed said the ladies auxiliary has been a major source of support and comfort for the residents of the home. “The dedication of the members of the auxiliary is absolutely legendary,” she said. At St. Pat’s, the ladies were appreciated by the residents as the keepers of the tuck shop, the generous hosts of monthly birthday parties and for sponsoring some very entertaining

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“Thanks to the compassion, care and devoted community services demonstrated by the ladies auxiliary members, the quality of numerous persons in need has been significantly enhanced,” wrote Watson. The ladies represented by nine women present, were thanked for having shared their time, talents and energy to uplift the lives of the residents. “For 145 years women have made such a difference at St. Pat’s Home,” said Faye Edmonds, superior general of the Grey Sister of the Immaculate Conception. “The women I speak of are ordinary women who had a dream and a longing to make a contribution to the quality of life for all those thousands of residents who have lived

After 145 years of dedicated work for people in the long-term care facility at St. Patrick’s Home, the Ladies Auxiliary has disbanded. Age and lack of new members are to blame for the end of the Ladies Auxiliary era at St. Pat’s. Eddie Rwema photo

here since the foundation of St.Pat’s Home.” She hailed the women for having answered to an invitation to be members of the ladies auxiliary of St.Pat’s. “They baked, served tea, offered hospitality to residents and their families, shared kind words to the lonely, a warm smile to brighten someone’s day, prayed for healing and brought hope to the heavy hearted,” said Edmonds. For Chaplin, the disbanding of the ladies auxiliary, the oldest in Ontario, was received with mixed feelings. “The end of one thing can be seen as a sorrow and can also be seen as the beginning of a new history,” said Chaplin. She said the years of commitment by the ladies auxiliary have so much benefited everyone at St.Pat’s.

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“The new chief’s 28-year of policing service in our community makes him an ideal choice to help us maintain the safety and security we all enjoy in the nation’s capital,� said Mayor Jim Watson. His first task as chief will be to head to the stations and visit officers working on the front line. “It’s important that the chief of police be visible, and that they recognize the importance that I place in what they do, day in and day out,� Bordeleau said. Bordeleau’s appointment continues a family legacy of policing. His father in law was the chief of police in the former city of Gloucester, Bordeleau said. “To become the chief of the nation’s capital is an honour and a privilege. I so much

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EMC News – Just four hours before a flashy press conference announcing him as the new police chief, Charles Bordeleau was in the hot seat, still being interviewed for the job. The South Keys resident and former deputy police chief was announced as the new head of the Ottawa Police Service on March 2, 11 days after former chief Vern White vacated the position to take a seat in the Senate. “It is a quick turnaround, but that’s the life of a police service,� Bordeleau said. While past chiefs were bilingual, Bordeleau is the first francophone chief of the service since amalgamation. He is a 28-year veteran of the local force and has spent his entire life in Ottawa.

look forward to leading the outstanding men and women of this organization and working with a community that’s second to none.� Bordeleau co-chaired the Community Police Action Committee, “which has provided him with an excellent understanding and rapport with Ottawa’s diverse communities,� according to a press release. Ottawa police services board chair Eli El-Chantiry confirmed the Bordeleau was one of four internal candidates up for the top job. Bordeleau and fellow deputy chief Gilles Larochelle were the final contenders. “Both candidates are very strong candidates and very qualified in our service,� ElChantiry said. “At the end of the day, you have to make a decision, and the board made

a decision based on succession moving forward.� The last chief to have been promoted from within the force’s ranks was Brian Ford, who served as chief from 1993 to 2000. The police board has not yet embarked on the process of choosing a new deputy chief to replace Bordeleau, but it will happen “sooner than later.� A swearing-in ceremony is expected to be held on Monday, March 5, the new chief said. El-Chantiry said the board has yet to discuss a salary with Bordeleau – that will be finalized when he signs a contract. The previous chief started in 2007 with a salary of around $211,000 and was making around $250,000 when he left the post last month.

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Building a case for new schools On February 23, I had the pleasure of joining Lisa MacLeod, MPP, Nepean-Carleton, the Riverside South Community Association and the Steve Maclean School Council in launching a steering committee to look at developing a business case for building a new secondary school in Riverside South. On March 9, Lisa MacLeod and I will be meeting with the Findlay Creek Community Association to begin a similar process for a new elementary school, which is scheduled to open in 2014. If you are interested in participating on either committee, please email me at mark.ďŹ sher@ocdsb.ca.

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Officers with the RCMP and Ottawa police team up with some of the children at Christie Lake Kids, an organization that helps disadvantaged youth in Ottawa, for a charity hockey game played at Brewer Park Arena on March 3. urday from September to March and give these kids two hours of ice time to learn hockey skills and to have fun

and learn life skill that will help them succeed in life,â&#x20AC;? said Mackie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us this is about build-

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Members of the Ottawa police and RCMP teamed up with players from the Christie Lake Kids on March 3 for a game of hockey and having fun together. Christie Lake Kids offers year-round programs to low income children. From hockey to pottery, camp to camp necessities, they seek out the children in need and help them out. New Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau who was at the event to drop the puck prior to the game said the event was an extremely important one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime police ofďŹ cers can get engaged and involve with the youth whether in sports or other cultural events itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a win-win situation for both of us,â&#x20AC;? said Bordeleau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had some traditional barriers between youth and police but these kind of activities break those barriers and we learn to work together and understand each other.â&#x20AC;? He said if there was one thing he needs to do to engage the youth in the community was to continue engaging the community and building trust and respect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are the types of events and activities weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to be involved with during my leadership,â&#x20AC;? said Bordeleau. Last week Bordeleau was named the new chief of police taking over from Sen. Vern White. He said he was looking forward to this opportunity of leading the 1,900 men and women of Ottawa police. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be chief of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital is quite an honour and privilege and it is one that I take seriously. My focus is around providing quality a service to the residents of our community,â&#x20AC;? said Bordeleau. Christie Lake Kids provides young hockey players with the gear, ice time, coaching and transportation they need to play hockey. A game that is ďŹ nancially inaccessible to many children. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hockey program gives kids who would have never gotten a chance to play hockey,â&#x20AC;? said Craig Mackie, director of inner city programs at Christie Lake Kids. He said the program is a skill based program for children and youth who are marginalized by poverty. The program targets kids from across the city ages 916. Mackie said the opportunity for kids to play with ofďŹ cers helps build trust and conďŹ dence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They learn from the ofďŹ cers that they can trust them, learn positive encouragement and build conďŹ dence on the ice,â&#x20AC;? he said. Since 1992, the organization has been building skills and changing lives to help kids break the cycle of poverty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We come here every Sat-

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Lansdowne By Jim Watson Recently, the updated designs for the Lansdowne revitalization were revealed in the Council Chambers of City Hall. The assembled group of Councillors, residents and interested observers were treated to a vivid animation of what the new Lansdowne will look like when it is completed. I think the entire city can be very proud of the work that the Lansdowne Design Review Panel, including Councillors Peter Hume and David Chernushenko, has completed. They worked long hours to ensure that the new Lansdowne will become true urban parkland with an appropriate mix of residential and commercial interests to complete the picture. Well known and very talented building and landscape architects have worked long and hard to create a great addition to the city, while giving new life to the historic Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building. The new Lansdowne features three main parts: s !LARGE URBANPARK s !LIVELYMIXED USEAREAAND s !RE IMAGINEDSTADIUMAND#IVIC#ENTRE The New Lansdowne is all about bringing people together, in big ways and small. There will be one of the most spectacular parks in Canada, something the people of the Glebe and Old Ottawa South will enjoy, alongside residents from across the City and visitors from Canada and the world. There will, of course, be days for football, soccer, hockey and concerts in an innovative recast of the stadium and arena. And there will be shops, boutiques and places to have a meal. The Horticulture Building will be more than the storage shed it is today. But, most of all, the new Lansdowne will be green, not shades of black and grey. There will be four times as many trees and three times as much parkland as exist today. There will be 7 kilometres of sidewalks and pathways and more than a kilometre of benches and seating walls where we can sit and rest our feet. This park â&#x2C6;&#x2019; and the whole Lansdowne site â&#x2C6;&#x2019; will be a model of best environmental practices as we strive for LEED Neighbourhood Development certiďŹ cation. Lansdowne will be one of only a few developments striving for this new certiďŹ cation in Canada. It will be a place that is oriented to pedestrians, uses green building technologies and a new innovative storm water management system. I am very excited about this plan for our new Lansdowne and believe that it addresses most of the concerns that HAVEBEENRAISEDABOUTTHISIMPORTANTCITY BUILDING project. Lansdowne has been dormant for decades and this plan will see it come back to life as Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great meeting space, just like it was when it ďŹ rst opened in the 1800s. To see photos and a video of the proposed site, go www. jimwatsonottawa.ca and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The New Lansdowneâ&#x20AC;? banner.

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Steve Cumbaa, research scientist, shows off the new Whales Tohora: The Exhibition, a touring exhibition from New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Pepa Tongarewa. Behind him is a 17.8 metre fully articulated male sperm whale skeleton, weighing 2,200 kilograms. The exhibition runs from March 2 to Sept. 3. It is an additional $6 above the general admission fees to the museum.

The heart the size of a Volkswagen Whales Tohora opens at Museum of Nature Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC news - Just in time for March break, the muchtravelled Whales of Tohora exhibit has arrived at the Canadian Museum of Nature. On March 2, the museum opened the new exhibit, the latest stop in a Museum of New Zealand Te Pepa Tongarewa worldwide tour that began back in 2007. This is the second time the exhibit has stopped in Canada, after appearing last year that the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a national research and educational institution, the Canadian Museum of Nature is delighted to offer this rare opportunity to gain

new insights about whales through the collections of a leading international museum,â&#x20AC;? said Meg Beckel, the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief executive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will continue to give Canadians the opportunity to connect with and be inspired by the natural world by presenting respected exhibitions and programs such as Whales Tohora.â&#x20AC;? The exhibit features a number of interactive attractions that invite visitors to touch, read and explore the world of whales. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the enormous 17.8-metre long, fully articulated male sperm whale skeleton hung from the ceiling that allows museum-goers to truly appreciate these massive mammals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have all seen the movie whales: the Moby Dicks and the Free Willys,â&#x20AC;? said Stephen Cumbaa, a research scientist at the museum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whales are a part of the culture and this is a great opportunity for us to see them and understand them.â&#x20AC;? Cumbaa noted the teeth of the sperm whale are actually

larger than that of a tyrannosaurus. The skeleton was collected in 2003, donated by the Maori, New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indigenous people. The large exhibition is full of fun for all ages and has multiple ways to explore, including crawling through a life-size heart of a blue whale, the largest creature on the planet.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We have all seen the movie whales: the Moby Dicks and the Free Willys. Whales are a part of the culture and this is a great opportunity for us to see them and understand them.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; STEPHEN CUMBAA, RESEARCH SCIENTIST

The New Zealand exhibit rolled into Ottawa on a convoy of tractor trailers, with

lead installer, Michael Slater at the helm. Slater has been on the road with this exhibition from the start and works with different crews in each city to build the exhibit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time we do it is inspiring to see, really, it never ceases to amaze me,â&#x20AC;? Slater said. For example, the installation of the sperm whale skull became interesting, said senior exhibition designer Jonathan Ferrabee, when the team realized it would not ďŹ t into the freight elevator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to pull it up through the centre (atrium) of the museum,â&#x20AC;? Ferrabee said. Pulling out the heritage railing and hosting the skull by the beams, the crew managed to raise the skull to the fourth ďŹ&#x201A;oor and assemble the giant skeleton over a period of a week and a half. The exhibition runs from March 2 until Sept. 3. Entry into the Whales of Tohora is an additional $6 above the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general admission fee.

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Taking our interprovincial bridge opportunity

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t’s time to take a step back, and look at the big picture. The national capital region desperately needs an eastern interprovincial bridge. Truck traffic is clogging the downtown core, turning what should be the most pedestrian friendly part of the city into a small sample of Highway 401. Gatineau city council has been eager to embrace the Kettle Island option with

open arms. While the glass is half empty for Ottawa residents who oppose the proximity of the proposed corridor, the benefits are overflowing for Gatineau, something Ottawa seems to overlook. It benefits workers on Montée Paiement, which would directly connect to the bridge through the Kettle Island crossing, corridor five. The Gatineau Sports Centre opened only a few blocks away from Montée Paiement

not even two years ago, and would no doubt benefit from the easy access the bridge would provide. But it seems that some residents would rather see the bridge project thrown in the trash permanently if that’s the alternative to having it in their backyard. Yes, it isn’t agreeable to have a bridge close to your residential property. No one is going to be able to argue with that. But at the end of the day, it has to go

somewhere if it’s going to be built. There are Ottawa residents who are currently faced with the demands of the trucking traffic flow who need relief in the form of a bridge – yet other Ottawa residents are quick to reject a proposal for infrastructure development in the region. Infrastructure development comes hand in hand with living in an urban area, it’s an undeniable thing with time, just as hair grays, and

wrinkles form with age. There are better development options than others, and ways to reduce the impact on residents, but the outright rejection of a bridge for the ‘not in my back yard attitude’ will ultimately stunt the city’s growth. There’s also a courtesy that isn’t being extended very well to our Quebecois neighbours to factor in what is ultimately a slam dunk of a decision for them. It’s time to be productive

and get on with it. It’s time to embrace making the corridors the least impactful on affected residents, and stop saying, “anywhere but here.” Because in the future, sporting events, conferences, businesses and people will look at the national capital region – which should be a unique fusion of Ontario and Quebec that offers the best of all things Canadian at once – and start saying the same thing. Anywhere but there.

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y five-year-old came home from school the other day, dutifully put away his snow gear and sat down at the dining table. “I’m hungry, Mom,” he said. “What would you like to eat?” “Something wet, please.” Excuse me? I couldn’t help but laugh. I expected him to say “a piece of cheese,” or “apple slices,” or “a granola bar.” But something wet? His response made me realize that we spent a lot of time thinking about food at our house. As my 16-year-old babysitter noted the other day, “I’ve never seen someone consider food as much as you do.” She wasn’t implying that we are obsessed with nutrition. Of course, like many parents of young children (and most 30-something women mid-metabolic-slump), I frequently contemplate the health benefits of food. But we also think of food in another way at our house. I’m not a “foodie” by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I only taught myself to cook a handful of years ago, starting with baby food purees. But I have a tendency toward boredom, I’m generally on a budget and I have an aversion to processed foods. All of this means I prepare most food from scratch at home. And I like to talk about food; in fact, I like to talk about it a lot. Not in the gourmet sense, but in the meal-planning sense. We generally have a cooked breakfast on weekdays. As we sit down to eat together as

a family, it’s not uncommon for me to ask the children what they would like to eat for dinner that night. We think about flavours and different vegetables. I talk about how I may cook them, or flip through one of my cookbooks for ideas, showing the boys pictures. I often clip recipes out of the morning newspaper and read them aloud. In the afternoon, following homework and playtime and music practice, my five-yearold often wields a small chopping knife for salad or stir-fry, eating one veggie for every one that makes it into the bowl. My older son spends many minutes setting the table, sometimes wrapping knives and forks in napkins, as he’s seen them do in restaurants, or seeking out special placemats. They take turns making vinaigrettes or other condiments. And while we do talk about the nutritional benefits of various foods, we also take the time to talk about flavours and cultures. Sometimes we buy foods they’ve seen their in friends’ lunchboxes. This leads to discussions about their friends and what they did at school. I encourage the children to employ formal table manners, using a knife and fork, placing napkins in their laps, elbows off the table, and chewing slowly with their mouths closed. Until recently, I’ve taken these meal times for granted as a normal family experience. But as I talk to friends and neighbours, I realize that our consideration of food and the fact that we sit at the table for, on average, fourteen meals each week as a family, is a rare blessing, given the pressures of modern life. Of course, sometimes we forget our manners, and usually once a week we eat takeout pizza with our hands in front of the television. But as our lives get ever busier, I will do my best to protect the family meal fiercely. Because, as my son’s request for “something wet” demonstrates, there’s so much more to food than just eating.

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EMC News - A Vanier based centre that helps Inuit children stay connected with their culture while living in an urban setting may soon be recognized for its contribution to the community with an Ontario Trillium Foundation award. The Ottawa Inuit Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre was created in 2005, offering programming for Inuit families across the city. Since then, the centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs and opportunities for the Inuit community have continued to grow, offering everything from daycare, a full-day kindergarten class and after school programs. The centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus is on building a connection between a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inuit culture and the urban setting in which they live and its dedication to that mission has contributed to a Trillium Foundation Great Grant Awards nomination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is great news for the community,â&#x20AC;? said Karen Baker-Anderson, the centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This centre is about building strength in culture while living in an urban environment. It is about celebrating our culture and to have it now being recognized is amazing.â&#x20AC;? Around 90 children attend a number of different programs at the centre each day. Located on McArthur Avenue in Vanier, the centre provides bussing for Inuit children from across the city, allowing

them to participate. The centre is one of 18 organizations nominated for the Trillium Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Grant Awards, chosen from a list of 4,500 grant recipients that the foundation funds. Of the 18 nominated, eight will be named in a ceremony on March 23 in Toronto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look at the impact a grant recipient has had on the community,â&#x20AC;? said Rene(agiu)e Ouette, a spokeswoman for the foundation. The centre met the criteria for the award due to the strong impact and connection the centre has made with the parents of the children who come through their doors. It is the parents, BakerAnderson said, who drive the programming and who help the centre thrive. The centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on promoting and encouraging literacy training at an early age and fostering cultural awareness by creating a partnership with local elders in the community through oral storytelling and sharing the Inuktitut language were cited as factors in the nomination. The award has no monetary prize attached to it, but can help raise the profile of the centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is more about the honour of knowing they are on top,â&#x20AC;? Ouette said. Baker-Anderson could not agree more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is the recognition that is the most important,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A trek up Mount Everest this spring by a group of charity-driven climbers will help to send more than 100 children on a trip to their own magic mountain. Shawn Dawson lives to climb mountains â&#x20AC;&#x201C; last year alone, he ascended to a peak on each continent. But climbing is only half the battle: Dawson tackled each of the seven mountains for seven different charities and in the process raised more than $250,000. This year, his team of 14 climbers to will tackle the worlds tallest mountain, Mount Everest, from April 22 to May 10 and two of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climbers will help raise $10,000 for Dreams Take Flight, a charity which takes underprivileged and disabled children to Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Kingdom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have children of my own, but for me it is important to help give as many children the chance to go to Disney as possible,â&#x20AC;? said Katie Martin, one of the climbers volunteering to make the ascent of Everest on behalf of Dream Take Flight. Dream Mountains is a nonprofit organization Dawson started to help raise money for charities which focus on education and opportunity. The other climbers headed for Everest will be climbing for other local charities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The foundation) gives children the opportunity and understanding that there is a life out there they can dream for,â&#x20AC;? Dawson said.

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Dreams Take Flight is a charity that takes underprivileged children to Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Magic Kingdom every year. At one time the foundation was just an idea in Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head, something that evolved into his way to support local charities. Basing the fundraising goals on climbing mountains was Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way to realize some of his own dreams while helping children at the same time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is so fast, children are growing up so fast, it seems like they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the chance to stop and have fun,â&#x20AC;? he said. Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for these charities and enthusiasm to get people off the couch is what motivated Martin to join the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very persuasive,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He convinced

me that it would be a oncein-a-lifetime experience that I would not want to miss.â&#x20AC;? And all persuasion aside, Martin said it was the pride and compassion in Dawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice when he told her about the Dreams Take Flight trip he participated in last September. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He sounded so happy and proud to be apart of that day, it made me realize I had to participate,â&#x20AC;? she said. Martin admits she is afraid of heights and is concerned about the altitude, but keeping her mind on the children is helping to drive her to her goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is going to be hard, I know that, but it is for such

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tawa International Airport. He said the airport is an important part of â&#x20AC;&#x153;our local economy.â&#x20AC;? Desroches said the extension offers beneďŹ ts not only to the residents of south Ottawa but to the entire city and its surrounding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless we start making transit investments in south Ottawa it would be extremely difďŹ cult and more challenging to access the airport during peak hours,â&#x20AC;? said Desroches. The possible extension of the O-Train will also compliment the future StrandherdArmstrong Bridge by creating improved accessibility to an alternate transportation network for residents in south Ottawa and will compliment the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current and future park and ride facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given the growth in south Ottawa we need to be looking at all viable and practical transit options,â&#x20AC;? Desroches added.

and Riverside South and we want the south rural communities to also beneďŹ t from the transit system in south Ottawa,â&#x20AC;? Desroches said. The extension of the OTrain would reduce the number of buses required in the OC Transpo ďŹ&#x201A;eet by 12, as the O-Train would replace bus service that would otherwise operate between Bowesville and Hurdman stations thus reducing bus operating costs by approximately $3 million, according to the report. If the O-Train were to be extended to Leitrim and Riverside South it is estimated that there would be an additional 3.6 million customer trips each year. It is anticipated the extension would attract 1,200 new riders to the O-Train. Desroches emphasized that the spectacular growth of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s south end is adding more pressure to trafďŹ c on road networks around the Ot-

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A $76-million plan to extend the OTrain to Riverside South will be on the table for discussion as the city embarks on creating a refreshed citywide transportation policy. After Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans asked staff to advise on whether the plan would be feasible, Deansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; transit commission endorsed the idea on Feb. 29. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean the plan is going forward right away, but it does give the idea added weight as a project to consider adding to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transportation master plan (TMP). An update to the master plan will begin this year to revise which transportation policies and facilities will be needed to meet the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term needs. Coun. Steve Desroches said he will be pushing for the O-Train extension idea to be

included in the next TMP. Desroches said he is pleased with the feasibility report that calls for the extension of the O-Train eight kilometres south past the airport to a station at Bowesville Road in Riverside South with intermediate stations at South Keys and Leitrim. Transit planner Pat Scrimgeour said there is not enough density or transit use at the airport and CE Centre to justify a train stop there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to consider this option if we are going to increase transit use to serve the growth in south Ottawa,â&#x20AC;? said Desroches. Gloucester-South Nepean has seen the highest rate of growth in the city of Ottawa with more than 50 per cent increase in population since 2006. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that the south is growing very rapidly and we want to build transit for the communities in Findlay Creek


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EMC news – As a trial run of the new Presto smart-card payment technology gets underway on OC Transpo buses, the new transit boss says he needs to take a close look at the program. John Manconi was named as general manager of the transit service on Feb. 22, and a week later he told the transit commission that he is putting a magnifying glass on all of OC Transpo’s current projects. One of the initiatives that is getting a close look is the Presto program, which is set to launch this spring. Fourteen of the card readers were put on buses on Feb. 28 to begin testing the system, which was set to begin rolling out this spring and be operational by summer. That timetable is OK for now, Manconi said, adding

that it’s too early to say if he will change anything. “The project is on track. Having said that, it’s a very significant project,” Manconi told transit commissioners on Feb. 29. “It’s an equipment project, a training project for drivers, it’s a maintenance project for the maintainers of the equipment, it’s a customer-changing project,” Manconi said.

‘The project is on track. Having said that, it’s a very significant project.’ JOHN MANCONI, GENERAL MANAGER OF TRANSIT SERVICE

All of those different aspects lead to a lot of different risks, Manconi said, so he and the deputy city manager now in charge of transit, Steve Kanellakos, will be doing a “deep dive” to understand the issues and timetable. He asked for patience and time to learn about the project so he can “manage expectations” of OC Transpo customers. Manconi was set to head to Toronto on March 1 to learn more about the smart cards, which are already being used by GO Transit and in parts of the GTA. The cards will work a couple of ways. They can hold a

cash balance like a gift card that can be used to pay for individual trips, or users can pay one fee for unlimited monthly or annual rides. OC Transpo expects the cards, which are simply tapped on a card reader on the bus or O-Train, will speed up boarding and make it easier for people to buy passes – cutting down on administrative costs for OC Transpo. Advertising for the Presto card was supposed to begin last fall, according to last year’s OC Transpo business plan. Another project that is under Manconi’s microscope is the planned $14-million renovation to OC Transpo headquarters at 1500 St. Laurent Blvd. The project was expected to begin this summer, but transit commission chair Coun. Diane Deans asked for a review of the expense. Manconi said that work will only be done if it’s necessary. The renovation is set to upgrade electrical and mechanical systems and other work on both the garage and the offices. “The issue here is we just took out $20 million worth of service and before we look at things that are nice to have, we must look at things that we must have, so service is the focus,” Manconi said.

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National Arts Centre to be cut off from Rideau LRT station, OC Transpo re-alignment report says Proposed Rideau station to be moved into the ByWard Market Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC News - The city plans to move the proposed Rideau light-trail station east into the ByWard Market and away from the National Arts Centre. The re-alignment, which was revealed in a report scheduled to go to the city’s finance and economic development committee on March 6, will provide better transit service, according to a city report. “Moving the station eastward on Rideau Street will … give access to the ByWard Market, reduce the depth of the station, and increase the station catchment area. It will also provide a better transit solution by balancing the ridership at the station entrances and by providing entrances closer to transit riders’ origins and destinations,” the report states.

The underground Rideau Station platform was supposed to be situated west of Sussex Drive under the Rideau Canal and two large sewer pipes under the canal, which would have made the station and tunnel much deeper – and more expensive. Further analysis revealed that few passengers would use the station’s west entrance at the NAC, the city report states. Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury said he sees the change in a positive light. While the realignment might not be ideal from the perspective of the NAC, it makes more sense financially and practically when it comes to making the station accessible to those using the system. “I am very favourable for the new re-alignment,” Fleury said. “In my view it connects a little better the Rideau Centre, Lowertown and Sandy Hill – my residents, but also Courtesy of the City of Ottawa the nodes of employment, enThis graphic shows a swath of land that will be considered for the revised underground light-rail station at the Rideau tertainment and festivals.” Adjusting the station lo- stop. The station was originally supposed to connect to the National Arts Centre across the canal, but now the city cation dovetails with the re- wants to create better access – and keep costs down – by keeping the station on the east side of the canal only. construction and makeover of Rideau Street that will get The city must think of the A representative from the Bayview Station location tinue into downtown, or cross underway this summer and project from a functional per- NAC did not return calls for to move west, above the O- the Ottawa River for an inthe upcoming expansion of spective to ensure it serves comment before this newspa- Train station. The change terprovincial connection into will create better connections Gatineau. the Rideau Centre, Fleury people’s travel needs – not per’s deadline. In the east end, the Nasaid. from a national capital-buildSomerset Coun. Diane between different modes of Fleury doesn’t buy the ar- ing perspective, Fleury said. Holmes, whose ward in- transit and also provide bet- tional Capital Commission gument that the NAC and city “I view it as positive. You cludes the NAC and lands ter pedestrian and cycling required that the Train Stahall on the other side of the could view it from different west of the canal, also did not connections for residents in tion be moved west, which Rideau Canal will be too far angles,” he said. “From a respond to a request for com- Mechanicsville and Hinton- will mean a shorter walk to burg to the southwest and the VIA Rail station and a away from the station. Since (perspective) of showing the ment about the change. Dalhousie to the southeast, better connection to the prothe station will connect with capital, maybe not. From a MINOR CHANGES TO VIA according to the report. It posed pedestrian bridge over the Rideau Centre, it is still functional standpoint, getting also retains the possibility of Highway 417 to the baseball only a short walk from land- people to use it and travel AND BAYVIEW STATIONS a future connection so that stadium and Overbrook. marks west of the canal to the faster on it, this is in the right The changes also call for north-south trains can conRideau Centre, Fleury said. direction.”

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and Father turned around in his chair to take a look at what was going on behind his back. Audrey was ordered to load the bowls with the vegetables and put them on the table. By the time she got that done, Mother had the ďŹ sh on a platter and put it in front of Father. He was sitting there with his knife in one hand and his fork in the other, both pointing towards the ceiling. He took another look at the Findlay Oval. Audrey leaned over and whispered in my ear, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He thinks there is a roast of beef in the oven.â&#x20AC;? Well, Mother took her place at the other end of the table and asked Father to say the Grace. I noticed he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have his eyes shut that night and the Grace was shorter than usual. The bowls of vegetables and creamed potatoes went around the table and Father took the biggest piece of ďŹ sh off the platter. I never took my eyes off him. When he had helped himself to everything, he half turned in his chair towards the Findlay Oval. He looked right at Mother. All he said was, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the meat?â&#x20AC;? Mother let out a big sigh. She went to the ice box and took out a plate of cold head cheese, and slapped it down in front of Father who cut a two-inch slice and piled it on his already overďŹ&#x201A;owing plate. When supper was over, and we were cleaning up the kitchen, I asked Audrey when Lent would be over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not soon enoughâ&#x20AC;? was all she said.

Overbrook community group meets with LRT planners Michelle Nash michelle.nash@metroland.com

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The most up-to-date east end light rail transit plans were on display in recently for Overbrook residents as a way for the city planners to solicit feedback on the proposals for the St. Laurent and Train stations. Overbrook Community Association invited planners Chris Bruwer and Jillian Savage to present their light rail transit and transit oriented development study to a meeting on Feb. 16. The residents made comments and posed a number of questions to the planners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the overall plan, I think there is a lot of development proposed over the years and we need to remember, with the footbridge over the Rideau River, I can walk downtown faster than taking transit,â&#x20AC;? said association board member Roy Hannah. The transit oriented development study, according to Bruwer, is all about testing a variety of zoning scenarios to optimize land use for pedestrians in the proximity of a rapid transit station. Overbrook residents are particularly concerned about their area stations, one at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre and another near the Via Rail station. Association president

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Sheila Perry said the meeting was very informative and it is important for the community to stay abreast of the plans as they become available. Hannah, who is currently working on Overbrookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community design plan, said Industrial Road is the critical area for the community, as the existing Train Yards development lacks a residential feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After 7 p.m. at night it is pretty much dead over there,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why when they were developing the area residential buildings were not considered. I think it would help better plan for the use of the Train station.â&#x20AC;? Preliminary design plans for the Ottawa Baseball Stadium parking lot were a touchy subject for residents however, which showed space for potential development. Bruwer said the design is just a scenario, showing areas the city could develop, but for residents who have spent the last year advocating keeping the stadium it was a point of contention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While it is good to talk about development and growth, quality of life is not

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far. Audrey gave up butter. I loved butter and it would take more than a holy day to make me give it up for a few weeks. So I decided I would give up humbugs. I hated humbugs with a passion. Mr. Briscoe, who had no idea I disliked the little odd-shaped striped candies, always pressed one or two into my hand when we ďŹ nished our shopping. Good manners drilled into us by the time we were walking prevented me from doing anything but thanking him with all the enthusiasm I could muster. But as soon as I got outside, I would chuck them into a potted plant, or take them home to feed to my pet calf, which seemed to thrive on them. That ďŹ rst Friday in Lent, when we came home from the Northcote School, Mother was already busy at getting supper. I knew something was in the air, when I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t smell roasting chicken, sausages, or beef cooking. The big fry pan was sitting on the reservoir, but there was no meat in it. Pots were boiling and sticky buns were on the bake table. But there was no meat in sight. On the way home from school, my sister Audrey said donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if there was trouble at supper that night. She wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t elaborate and my stomach was in knots by the time I came downstairs from changing out of my school clothes. Mother was bustling between the Findlay Oval and the table when Father and the brothers came in from doing the evening chores. They took turns washing up at the bench near the back door, and Father walked over and took his place at the head of the table. Mother moved the big fry pan to the front lid of the stove, slapped in a slab of butter, and reached up into the warming closet and took out a platter of herring. It came from a barrel father had salted away in the summer kitchen in the late fall. The ďŹ sh made a sizzling sound as it hit the hot pan,

Residents filed into the Overbrook Community Centre on Feb. 16 to hear a presentation from two city planners about the proposed plans for light rail transit stations at St. Laurent Shopping Mall and one at the Train yards.

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Lehner sees chance to help keep Sens rolling By Rob Brodie OttawaSenators.com Robin Lehner hardly knows yet exactly how wide the door has just opened for him. But the Ottawa Senatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top goaltending prospect sees his latest callup to the National Hockey League for exactly what it is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a chance to help the team keep piling up the wins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a good opportunity when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up here,â&#x20AC;? the 20-year-old Lehner said after being summoned from the Binghamton Senators in the wake of the hand injury suffered by Craig Anderson that will sideline the Ottawa starter indeďŹ nitely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(When) I see the ice, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to try to do my best and try to help the team (stay) on a roll. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been watching them a lot and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had great success with Andy and (Alex Auld). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to try to get the chance and keep it rolling.â&#x20AC;? Lehner certainly did his part in his ďŹ rst two appearances after his callup, backstopping the Senators to a 5-2 victory Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner is doing his best to over the New York Islanders help fill the void in the absence of injured starter Craig Anderson and then recording his ďŹ rst (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).

BUFFALO SABRES Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m., CBC With only a month to go in the season, the Sabres find themselves staring up at an Eastern Conference playoff position â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and running short on time to land one. Buffalo captain Jason Pominville is showing leadership offensively, too, as the Sabresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top goal scorer, with Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy also key contributors to an attack that added Cody Hodgson (from Vancouver) at

the trade deadline. Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue line misses the offensive contributions of the injured Christian Ehrhoff, but also boasts Jordan Leopold and Tyler Myers. In goal, Ryan Miller continues to battle through an up-and-down season.

Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville is also a leader on the scoreboard for the team (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images).

MONTREAL CANADIENS Friday, March 16, 7 p.m., CBC Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long, frustrating decline this season for the Canadiens, who have slid to the bottom of the Eastern Conference in recent weeks and will most likely be spectators when the playoffs begin. Goals have come at a premium for Montreal this season, but Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole have been effective leaders in that area for an attack that also relies heavily on the likes of

David Desharnais and Tomas Plekanec. Steady defenceman Hal Gill was dealt away at the deadline, leaving Tomas Kaberle, P.K. Subban and Josh Gorges to lead the way on the blue line. Carey Price remains the Habsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; workhorse in goal.

Max Pacioretty has emerged as a key offensive threat for the Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images).

career National Hockey League shutout as Ottawa blanked the Bruins 2-0 in Boston last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe when he comes here, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different person,â&#x20AC;? said Senators general manager Bryan Murray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He works real hard and he plays real hard, and we know he can play in the NHL. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him do that. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big guy with good athletic ability. We know we can put him in and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a chance to win.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also seen plenty of evidence that Lehner can win the biggest games of them all. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the starter when Binghamton entered the American Hockey League playoffs a year ago but by the ďŹ rst week of June, the B-Sens were hoisting the Calder Cup and Lehner was named the most valuable player of the post-season. The native of Goteborg, Sweden, arrived at Senators training camp in September aiming to challenge for the backup job with the big club. But Ottawa management decided Lehner would be better served playing 60-plus games with the B-Sens and being the cornerstone of another playoff contender there. It hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly worked out that way. With about a month left in the season, the B-Sens reside in the East Division basement arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t likely to make it back to the post-season. Lehner is 8-16-1 with a 3.38 goals-against average, though his last start before his callup was impressive â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he stopped 36 of 38 shots he faced as Binghamton whipped the Portland Pirates 6-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a tough season for all of us down there,â&#x20AC;? said Lehner, a second-round pick (46th overall) by the Senators in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been what we all wanted it to be. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a young team, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some injuries,

but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way it is.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rather telling that there are almost as many members of last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Calder Cup championship team now in Ottawa than there currently are still in Binghamton. While Lehner clearly stepped up his game when it mattered in the playoffs a year ago, his education as a professional has hardly stopped during the current campaignâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s struggles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything you go through helps you now,â&#x20AC;? Lehner said when asked if last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Calder Cup experience might come in handy now during a critical stretch in Ottawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yesterday is going to help me now, everything you go through. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone through a lot. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone through walls and (made it) through them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all good experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same thing everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201D; goalies and players go through rough times.

I had a seven-game losing streak through the middle of this season. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough. It was my ďŹ rst really long losing streak and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough mentally. You want to win for the team. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much more fun and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not as miserable. I learned a lot and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect my goal.â&#x20AC;? The stretch that lies ahead should provide another step on the path to the NHL. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one that the Senators hoped to afford Lehner right from the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outset, though they hardly imagined it would come this way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the second half of the year, we really hoped we could get him some games,â&#x20AC;? said Murray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be in the standings, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little better than we anticipated at this point, so we held off on doing that. And Craig was having such a good run. But as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said to him, things happen and you get a chance.â&#x20AC;?

UPCOMING SENATORS GAMES Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. (CBC) Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators: Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. (CBC) Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators: Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m. (CBC):

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa South United, a local soccer club, is helping put a smile on the face of aspiring athletes in developing countries by donating used uniforms and balls. Last year the club organized the collection of uniforms and equipment which were set to kids in poverty stricken countries including Afghanistan where uniforms are distributed by Canadian Forces personnel. Soccer is one of the most popular sports on the planet, and many kids in under-developed countries are in desperate need of soccer gear and resources to be able to enjoy the beautiful game. This year OSU will be col-

lecting again used uniforms and equipment to send overseas, according to Stephen Campbell member of the club board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When families are struggling to have enough food to survive and fresh water to live on things like a soccer ball or a uniform just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For many years we have had a situation where we have sets of team uniforms that are being pulled from our inventory and rather than throwing them away we have tried to put them in hands of organizations that can put them to use in the third world.â&#x20AC;? Campbell said the club has been doing this for more than 20 years and the feedback they get is â&#x20AC;&#x153;unbelievable.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have set boxes of team

uniforms out to communities in South and Central America, Africa and Asia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are people who have absolutely nothing. We think we have poverty in this country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that even â&#x20AC;&#x153;our poor people are heads and shoulders above what these individuals are living with.â&#x20AC;? Campbell noted that most of the kids in Third World countries are not exposed to jerseys and other soccer equipment. He said the uniforms help to bring the kids together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When a group of kids in a community get a set of team jerseys they stand together as a team,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell. He said the donations are having a huge impact on the lives of children and helps

improve the lives of these children through soccer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pictures we get back depict pride on the kids faces and the joy of having a soccer

jersey,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us it is all about the love for the game and bringing that game to communities not just for competition but to

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The City of Ottawa officially opened the Capital Exhibition Centre near the airport on Uplands Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The centre opened in January and has already hosted several large scale events, including the NHL All-Star Game gala, the Ottawa Boat and Sportsman Show, the light rail transit trade show and several concerts. Town crier Daniel Richer was on hand to ring in the 220,000-square foot facility in Ottawa South, which was jointly funded by the city, owner Shenkman Corporation and investors. Demand for the exhibition centre grew from the Lansdowne redevelopment project, which will repurpose the current convention centre space in the Glebe.

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If the scallops are frozen, thaw, and pat them dry with paper towels. Preheat your oven broiler. Take a baking tray that has a 1/2â&#x20AC;? lip around the entire edge, and line it with aluminum foil. Set a wire cake rack on the foil. Cut each slice of bacon in two pieces, each about three to four inches long long. Wrap a slice of bacon around a scallop, and fasten it with a toothpick. Place this on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining scallops and bacon, then liberally brush each one with maple syrup. Set the baking dish about four inches from the broiler. Broil the scallops for five minutes, then turn them over. Brush again with more maple syrup. Broil for another three to five minutes until the bacon is cooked until almost crisp. Serve hot on plates with a knife and fork.

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Old Ottawa South residents are wondering what will become of a burnedout storefront located in the heart of the neighbourhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bank Street shopping district more than three years after the fire. The property at 1123 Bank St. remains boarded up and what once featured a lower level video rental store and a second floor spa has become what many say is an eye-sore. West Coast Video and Elee Spa went up in flames in the middle of the night on Feb. 5, 2009. The fire was later confirmed as arson and since that evening the building has been closed. Capital Coun. David Chernushenko said at first residents believed the reason the property remained derelict was because of a battle between the property owner and insurance company. But now, he said it has become apparent the owner is simply sitting on the property, waiting for a

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good time to sell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The building looks awful and sends all the wrong signals about our neighbourhood,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. According to Chernushenko, the property manager and owner have been unresponsive; stating his staff member working on the file has only had contact twice in the past year. Multiple attempts by Ottawa East EMC to contact the property manager, Gorfay Reality, were not returned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are not engaging with the community,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. They do however comply with the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property standards, such as when complaints about graffiti are made, but that is the extent of the connection between the owners and the surrounding community, the councillor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am convinced Ottawa needs to build stronger tools in our tool box to deal with spots like these,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. Whether that means expropriation or a call for demolition to dangerous or derelict buildings, he said the city would need to work on the details, but something needs to change. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One or two sites should not be allowed to destroy a neighbourhood,â&#x20AC;? he said. Since stepping into the Capital Ward office in Decemeber 2010, the councillor

said he gets calls and receives questions about the property on a regular basis. At the Feb. 21 Ottawa South Community Association meeting, residents asked the councillor for answers, which he admitted he could still not answer. Brendan McCoy, chairman of the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planning and development committee, said the community would like to see something positive happen with that space, including the option of a new build. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not happy with the state of the building, it is a blight in what is otherwise a vibrant area,â&#x20AC;? he said. McCoy does credit the councillor for trying to work on a solution, but is frustrated with the fact that it is legal to keep this building standing as is. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately it seems it is legal for it to remain as is and that seems unfair to us,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ultimately, Chernushenko would like to see a mixeduse development go up in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place, with affordable housing, retail space and underground parking. But for now, the councillor said unfortunately it will remain an eyesore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sticks out like a sore thumb,â&#x20AC;? Chernushenko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sends all the wrong signals. Put it back to good use.â&#x20AC;?

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The newly minted chief executive officer of the Ottawa Public Library, Kanata resident Danielle McDonald, right, is seen with OPL board chair, Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, left, at Barrhaven’s Ruth E. Dickinson Branch last week. library’s materials. It’s called radio frequency identification (RFID) and the tags will log when books, DVDs and more enter and leave the library – automatically. “RFID will really change that landscape,” McDonald said. “It will allow the people who are always being the desk doing that administrative task and processing stuff to maybe be freed up and work more closely with the clients.”

McDonald’s technologybased work experience dovetails nicely with the library’s current mandate. After working in administration and human resources at the city, she fell into IT when the millennium Y2K “crisis” hit. After that, McDonald didn’t look back. She managed the city’s client interface – what technology products look like to the people who use them. That evolved into a role that saw her managing

the library’s IT needs, and she eventually moved over to work in the library full-time. Her most recent job has her overseeing all of the Ottawa Public Library’s capital projects, the budget and the facilities management for 18 library branches, including all the rural branches. As far as covering new ground now that she’s at the top, McDonald said she hopes to build on what the library already has going for it:

BRED ON BOOKMOBILES A graduate of Ridgemont High School, McDonald grew up in South Keys after moving from Montreal when she was 12. Ottawa was also McDonald’s first experience with a library. Not having a branch in the suburbs of Montreal where she grew up, McDonald said she was excited to discover the OPL bookmobile that she visited when it stopped in front of Dunlop Public School. “I just thought it was neat that I had access to the books,” McDonald. McDonald began her education at the University of Waterloo with the intention

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EMC News - The City of Ottawa is collecting feedback on plans for a new gas bar at the corner of Rideau Road and Bank Street. MacEwen Petroleum Inc has applied to the city to build a ďŹ ve-pump gas station and convenience store on the northwest corner of the intersection at 5026 Bank St. The site currently houses the rusty remains of another gas station that closed down several years ago. According to the application, the proposed convenience store would be 200 square metres, and ďŹ ve gas pumps and 19 parking spaces would be installed directly in front and to the sides of the store. The gas station would have two accesses from Bank Street and one from Rideau Road. MacEwen already operates several gas stations in the Ottawa South area, including one at the corner of Mitch Owens and Albion roads, and another in Riverside South. The company is headquar-

tered in Maxwell, Ont. and operates gas stations across eastern and northern Ontario as well as western Quebec. Osgoode Coun. Doug Thompson said he supports the project, which will rebuild and revamp the corner lot that is currently overgrown and neglected. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its going to be better than what is there now, and the fact that its zoned for that dictates what can be done with it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Findlay Creek community association president Eva Pigeon-Seguin said putting another gas station just south of her booming village wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impact residents much, especially since there are two gas stations directly north of the village along Bank Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think for most of our residents the existing ones are suitable. Having (W.O. Stinson and Son) nearby is great, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a local company, and Esso is not too far,â&#x20AC;? she said, noting that most Findlay Creek residents commute north instead of south. Even for Greely residents, the MacEwen station at Al-

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Swim Meet Denia Parkin from the Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club competes in the women’s 13-17 year old 100 metre butterfly at the junior short course provincial championship held at the Nepean Sportsplex on Thursday, March 1. The event was hosted by the Nepean-Kanata Barracudas.

NDP seek city support for a national transit system Laura Mueller laura.mueller@metroland.com

EMC News - Toronto-area MP Olivia Chow visited Ottawa city hall on Feb. 29 to convince city council to support her national transit strategy. The New Democratic member of Parliament for TrinitySpadina has introduced a bill to create a Canada-wide strategy for public transit and provide funding to go along with

it. Her idea is to dedicate one cent of the 10-cent per litre gas tax to transit. Right now, the federal government gives five cents per litre to the provinces, which can then distribute the money to municipalities based on how many people live in each city. There are restrictions on what municipalities can do with that money, but Chow’s

plan would require the provinces to ensure that one cent from each litre of gas sold would be put directly into transit initiatives. It’s incumbent on the federal government to do something to help cities, Chow said. Because their ability to generate revenue is largely limited to property taxation, municipalities only generate about 10 per cent of the

taxes collected by all levels of government, she said. But cities and towns are picking up more than half the bill to replace the country’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges and sewer and water systems – up from around 30 per cent in the 1960s. “Cities are picking up the tab,” Chow said. In the 1980s, the amount of outstanding infrastructure

work that needed to be done across Canada amounted to $12 billion. Now, that figure has ballooned to $133 billion, she said. That constrains municipalities from putting money into their other responsibilities, including transit, Chow said. Her gas-tax idea would generate around $400 million each year, costing the average driver around $16 per year.

“That doesn’t amount to much. People can handle that,” Chow said. Chow made her presentation at the Feb. 29 meeting of the transit commission, which lent its support to the plan. “This is an issue that all levels of government need to be engaged in,” said Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans, chairwoman of the transit commission.

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This neutered male, orange and white Domestic Shorthair cat is approximately seven years old. He was brought to the shelter as a stray on New Year’s Eve. Don’t let his age fool you: he still likes to party! Playing with dangling toys is his favourite activity. He’s a big sweetheart who loves to cuddle and have lots of attention and praise. He gets along well with other cats. If you are interested in finding out more about Harvey or the other pets available for adoption from the Ottawa Humane Society, visit www.ottawahumane.ca , call the Adoption Centre at 613-725-3166 ext. 258 or e-mail adoptions@ottawahumane.ca.

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the animal’s skin secreting tiny allergy-triggering proteins, called allergens. Allergens are present in flakes of dry skin (dander) and the animal’s saliva and urine. The allergens can circulate in the air after saliva dries on the animal’s fur. Contrary to popular belief, there are no “non-allergenic” breeds of dogs or cats; even hairless breeds may be highly allergenic. There are some breeds of cats and dogs that are considered hypoallergenic, which means they are generally less allergy-causing than other breeds. However, even among breeds, one dog or cat may be more irritating to an individual allergy sufferer than another animal of that same breed. Long-haired animals do not necessarily produce more animal dander than short-haired pets, and it’s dander that causes allergies, not hair. Individual pets produce individual amounts of animal dander. Here are some good steps to consider reliving allergy symptoms: UÊ Ài>ÌiÊ >˜Ê >iÀ}ÞÊ vÀiiÊ âœ˜iÊ ˆ˜Ê ̅iÊ …œ“iÊ — preferably the bedroom — and prohibit your pet’s access to it. Use a high-efficiency HEPA air cleaner (available at many hardware stores or discount department stores) in the bedroom. UÊ Ì…œÕ}…Ê ܓiÊ «Àœ`ÕVÌÃÊ V>ˆ“Ê ÌœÊ Ài`ÕViÊ

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pet allergens when sprayed on the animal’s fur, studies show they are less effective than a weekly bath. Even cats can become accustomed to being bathed; check with your veterinarian or consult a good pet care book for directions about how to do this properly, and use the shampoo your veterinarian recommends. UÊ ,i“i“LiÀÊ Ì…>ÌÊ >iÀ}ˆiÃÊ >ÀiÊ VՓՏ>̈ÛiÆÊ that is, your symptoms will increase the more allergens you’re exposed to. Many allergy sufferers are sensitive to more than one allergen. So if you’re allergic to dust, insecticides, pollen, cigarette smoke and cat dander, you’ll need to reduce the overall allergen level in your home by concentrating on all of the causes, not just the pet allergy. UʏiÀ}ÞÊŜÌÃÊ­œÀ]ʈ““Õ˜œÌ…iÀ>«Þ®ÊV>˜Êˆ“‡ prove allergy symptoms but cannot eliminate them entirely. The shots work by gradually desensitizing a person’s immune system to the pet allergens. UÊ``ˆÌˆœ˜>ÊÌÀi>̓i˜ÌÃÊ>ÀiÊ>Û>ˆ>LiÊ̜ÊÀi‡ lieve symptoms, including steroidal and antihistamine nose sprays and antihistamine pills. For asthma, there are multiple medications, sprays and inhalers available. Thinking about adopting an animal? Consider allergies before making the decision.

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Cars: 09 Astra, 63 kms; 09 Civic, 64 kms; 09 6, 115 kms; 09 Accent, 165 kms; 09 Sonata, 105 kms; 08 3, 98 kms; 08 6, 48 kms; 08 Impala, 79 kms; 08 Versa, 85 kms; (2)07 Caliber, 85-97 kms; 07 Vue, 166 kms; 07 Aura, 134 kms; 07 Elantra, 86 kms; 07 Accord, 72 kms; (2)07 5, 75-127 kms; (3)06 Malibu, 59-174 kms; 06 Camry, 168 kms; (2)05 Malibu, 160-172 kms; 05 3, 161 kms; 05 Impala, 168 kms; 05 CTS, 141 kms; (2)05 Altima, 123-143 kms; 04 Deville, 252 kms; 04 Ion, 142 kms; 04 Sonata, 303 kms; 04 Corolla, 123 kms; (2)04 Impala, 140-157 kms; 04 Sentra, 163 kms; 03 G35, 257 kms; 03 Aurora, 129 kms; 03 Camry, 163 kms; 03 Gr Am, 228 kms; 03 Matrix, 245 kms; 03 Protégé, 155 kms; 03 Accent, 205 kms; 03 Aerio, 181 kms; (2)03 PT Cruiser, 107-285 kms; 03 Legacy, 157 kms; 02 Altima, 140 kms; 02 Elantra, 179 kms; 02 Mini Cooper, 90 kms; 02 Gr Prix, 140 kms; (2)02 Taurus, 180-199 kms; (2)02 Sebring, 248-396 kms; 02 Century, 107 kms; 02 Esteem, 207 kms; 01 PT Cruiser, 145 kms; 01 Gr Prix, 142 kms; 01 V40, 224 kms; 01 Forester, 207 kms; 00 Neon, 194 kms; 00 Deville, 129 kms; 00 Civic, 212 kms; 00 Jetta, 217 kms; 99 Gr Marquis, 153 kms; 99 Passat, 223 kms; 99 S, 158 kms; 98 Gr Prix, 196 kms; 97 Continental, 160 kms; 96 Maxima, 209 kms; 96 Sunfire, 198 kms; 93 Vigor, 272 kms; 91 Festiva, 48 kms SUVs: 08 Patriot, 93 kms; 07 Tucson, 153 kms; 06 Equinox, 133 kms; 05 Xtrail, 157 kms; 05 Avalanche, 171 kms; 05 Equinox, 179 kms; 05 Liberty, 156 kms; 05 Envoy, 170 kms; 04 Rendezvous, 138 kms; 04 Sorento, 164kms; 04 Explorer, 171 kms; 04 Escalade, 217 kms; 04 Trailblazer, 181 kms; 03 Murano, 222 kms; 03 Explorer, 294 kms; (2)02 Tribute, 157-250 kms; (2)02 Suburban, 101-214 kms; 01 S40, 167 kms; 00 Cherokee, 206 kms Vans: (3)07 Uplander, 180-198 kms; 07 Caravan, 109 kms; 05 Express, 127 kms; (2)05 Caravan, 130-166 kms; (2)04 Freestar, 145-264 kms; 03 Caravan, 261 kms; 03 Windstar, 211 kms; (3)03 Montana, 164-243 kms; 02 Caravan, 161 kms; 02 Venture, 161 kms; 01 Windstar, 195 kms; 01 Caravan, 186 kms; 00 Odyssey, 203 kms Light Trucks: 08 Ranger, 127 kms; 07 Ram, 232 kms; 06 Canyon, 196 kms; 06 F150, 332 kms; 05 Silverado, 223 kms; 05 Ram, 189 kms; 04 Dakota, 206 kms; 03 Dakota, 230 kms; 03 Ram, 192 kms; 02 Sierra, 252 kms; 00 Dakota, 244 kms; 00 Ram, 202 kms; 99 F150, 188 kms; 97 Sierra, 192 kms; 95 Ram, 205 kms Heavy Equipment: 11 Peterbilt, 139 kms; 01 E450, 556 kms Emergency Vehicles: 93 Spartan Ladder, 44 m; 90 Mack Firetruck, 168 kms; 90 Mack Pumper, 176 kms;93 Spartan Firetruck, 63 m Misc: 76 JD 2140 tractor, 7159 hrs; NH 8260 Tractor, 1753 hrs; Pressure Washers; Bombardier SV200, 5852 hrs; 97 Mana Flatbed trailer; Faguy 380DF Generator; small tools; various bicycles NO CHILDREN ALLOWED List is subject to change. Website will be updated as new consignments are registered Buyers Premium Applies - Terms: Cash; Visa; MasterCard; Interac for $500.00 deposit Cash, Certified Cheque, Interac for balance due on vehicle Viewing: March 14, 15 & 16, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pictures and description of items available at www.icangroup.ca Click on Ottawa 26

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Local events and happenings over the coming weeks — free to non-profit organizations Fax: 613-224-3330, E-mail: patricia.lonergan@metroland.com March 10: Are you interested in mentoring an internationally educated professional newcomer to Canada seeking employment in their field? Volunteer as career mentor with the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and make a difference in your community and in a new Canadian’s life. Contact OCISO by March 10 to attend the next mentor orientation. For more information e-mail hazad@ ociso.org March 12: Come out to the Greenboro District Branch and participate in the following programs. Monday, March 12 at 2 p.m: The Titanic Disaster 100 years later. Facts and fiction to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated voyage. For ages 9-12. Button Madness - Design and create your own awesome accessories using our amazing button machine. For ages 13-18. Tuesday March 13 from 10:30-12 p.m: Nature Art - Environmental artist Marc Walter invites you to explore your creativity while making art from elements of nature. For ages 6-12. Thursday March 15 at 2 p.m: Get in the Game! Show

off your skills and compete against your friends in a wii tournament. For ages 13-18. Friday, March 16 at 10:30: How did they Build the Pyramids? Both parents and children will enjoy this fascinating demonstration of how Ancient Egyptians may have moved stones to build the pyramids. For ages 7-12. Registration is required for all programs but is free! Please visit us at Greenboro District Branch or by visiting www.biblioottawalibrary.ca to reserve a spot for these programs and many others. March 21: Local author Terrence Rundle West will read from his latest book, Not in my Father’s Footsteps, a historical novel that follows two young men from the bread lines and hobo jungles of Canada to the battlefields of the Spanish Civil War, at the Alta Vista branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2516 Alta Vista Dr., at 7 to 8 p.m. Register: www.biblioottawalibrary.ca or call 613-737-2837 x28 Ongoing: Are you looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon as well as meet new people? Then join us for an afternoon of Bridge. Takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Road, from 1:00 pm to 3:30pm every Wednesday. All skill

levels will find a challenging foursome. Call 613-733-0437 if you need more information. On behalf of Osgoode Cooperative Nursery School, we would like to thank everyone involved in our recent Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. This year was another big success! Please visit www. theocns.com for more info about our programs. The small but mighty talented Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional old tyme fiddle and country music dance at the Osgoode Community Centre, every fourth Friday of the month from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. Bring your fiddle, guitar, and musical talents! Welcome to all new members. Tickets are $5 per person for non-musicians, available at the door. For more information please call 613-224-9888. Ottawa Newcomers’ Club invites women new to Ottawa to join our activities and meet new friends. Activities include bridge, scrabble, walks, luncheons and dinners, book club, outings, and craft time. Check www.ottawanewcomersclub.ca. For more information call 613 860 0548 or ottawanewcomers@hotmail.ca. Gloucester South Seniors at 4550 Bank St. offers a full schedule of activities

every week, including contract bridge, carpet bowling, euchre, shuffleboard and chess. Membership is $15 per year. The club is easily accessible by bus and has free parking. For more information call 613-821-0414. Come out to Hunt ClubRiverside Park Community Centre and participate in the following free programs starting the week of March 26. Mondays 1 p.m-3p.m and Wednesdays 9:30a.m12:00p.m: Join our Seniors Social Drop-In program. Come in for an informal chat, play a game of Rummy-o or Bingo, have a cup of coffee/ tea…so much you can do! Monday Movies 1p.m3p.m: Come and enjoy a variety of oldies movies each Monday. A calendar is available at our front desk. Last Monday of the month: Book Club (3-4p.m) Join other avid readers to discuss the book of the month. Tuesdays (9:30am-12pm): Crochet and Knitting Club: Bring your crochet and knitting material and join others for interesting conversations while sharing your patterns. Tuesday and Thursdays: Walking Club (1:15 p.m-2:15 p.m) Come out and join us for a walk in our gymnasium. Go

at your own pace as you exercise to bopping music! Thursdays: Games Afternoon (1:30pm-3:30pm) Come out and play a game of cards, trivia, board games, puzzles…or bring out one of your favourites!! For further information, please contact Jackie Ough at 613-260-1299. Mondays and Fridays: Are you looking to increase endurance, increase flexibility, strength and balance as well as meet new people and have fun? Then you will benefit from the Take Time to be Wholely (as in body, mind and spirit) exercise programs for seniors. The program takes place at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd., from 10:30 to 11:30, with lunch and fellowship on Friday from 11:30 to 1:00. Instructors are qualified. For more information call 613-733-0437 Mondays and Thursdays: The Gloucester South Seniors Chess Club meets every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. immediate openings available for more chess aficionados. Please contact Robert MacDougal at 613-821-1930 for more information. Wednesdays: Enjoy Scottish country dancing for fun, friendship and fitness!

Share the music and joy of dance. You do not have to be Scottish. You do not have to wear a kilt - but you can. No experience or partner is required. Meet Wednesday evenings at the Osgoode Community Centre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact Marie at 613-826-1221 or email OsgoodedanceScottish@gmail.com. Wednesdays: Want to meet new friends? Have a great workout? Come and join us at The MET (Metropolitan Bible Church) every Wednesday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a FREE women’s fitness class with a certified fitness instructor. Includes a 5 minute inspirational “Fit Tip”! Any questions? Contact the church office at 613-2388182. Fridays: Five pin bowling league is encouraging senior citizens over 50 to participate in an activity that provides regular moderate exercise, requires no special ability and fosters fellowship and goodwill. Members range from 50 to 90. There is no registration fee. This is a fun, non-competitive league, experience not required. Bowling takes place each Friday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Walkley Bowling Centre, 2092 Walkley Rd.. Call Roy or Jean Hoban, 613-73l-6526.

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10 year-old Ryan Doherty was helped to don military fatigues by Bdr. Andrew Birdsell at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police open house at the RCMP Musical Ride Stables located on the grounds of the Canadian Police College on March 3. This annual event raises food and funds for the Ottawa Food Bank and provides an opportunity to tour the home of the world famous Musical Ride. Visitors were able to see a number of demonstrations and displays, as well as tour the stables and the Musical Ride Visitors’ Centre.

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