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SOUTH EDITION: Serving Riverside South, Hunt Club, Blossom Park and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 31

May 26, 2011 | 24 Pages

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Plans for major O-Train expansion in the works

WATER WISE The Manotick Horticultural Society brought in a gardening guru to explain how various plants can be arranged for water efficiency.

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EXTREME STEREOTYPES A fictitious and hilarious look at working in on of Ottawa’s fast food restaurants has earned a St. Mark’s student top marks.

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Adding six new O-Trains to the fleet could spell relief during construction of the city’s light-rail system. At least, that’s the plan the city is hoping for to avoid critical congestion at Hurdman Station in a few years as the transition to a light-rail system begins. Although the plan presented last week was just an overview (a detailed report is coming in June), it paved the way for a surprise request from Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans. Deans, who is also the chair of the transit commission, was successful in her request to get the commission to sign off on a study expected to cost $200,000 that will look at extending the O-Train line south to Leitrim. The O-Train currently runs between Bayview and Greenboro stations. It is a move reminiscent of the city’s first cancelled light-rail plan, which ended with the city paying $36.7 million in order to break its contract for the project. Deans said if council were to approve the rail extension, it would not only provide better transit service to the south end, but it would also spur development in those communities. “It would get south-end residents to south-end rapid transit service probably almost two decades ahead of what is currently anticipated,” Deans said. “It’s not everything electrification would be, but it’s certainly much better service than they have today.” Rail was expected to reach the south end around 2026, according to the city’s transportation master plan. Kanata is scheduled to get light rail after 2031, said Kanata South Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, but she didn’t feel that her ward would be disadvantaged by giving the south-end rail rapid transit first. “Doing this means we’ll get it at fairly low cost, compared to LRT,” Wilkinson. “That takes the pressure off (the system) by putting LRT south before we go west … It is positive, and it’s really important to have transit systems to all parts of the city.” See PROPOSAL page 6

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Petitions, surveys lobbying for new Findlay Creek school EMMA JACKSON emma.jackson@metroland.com

Findlay Creek residents are pulling together to pressure the Ontario government for a new public school for their community, using a survey and a petition to lobby the ministry of education. According to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee Mark Fisher, the school board has been identifying the need for a public elementary school in the rapidly growing Findlay Creek since 2006, but the province has never committed to funding. In 2011, the school board again included the construction of a Findlay Creek school in its capital priorities list for 2011 to 2016. As it stands, the school board would like to have the school built in time for a September 2014 opening – but without provincial capital, time is running out. “It probably would take a good year and a bit to do all the planning around the school, so I would prefer to have an answer sooner rather than later,” Fisher said. “Every year that goes by, the likelihood we can open in 2014 becomes more unrealistic.” Fisher has started a petition

for parents to lobby the government by signing their names stating they support and require a public elementary school in the community. The Findlay Creek Community Association, meanwhile, has sent out a communitywide survey asking residents to identify the age and current school of their children, as well as the school board they would prefer their children to attend. Both are hoping to collect all responses by May 27. The survey grew out of several residents’ concerns at an open house in April that the board’s enrolment estimate for the new school, about 200 children from kindergarten to Grade 6, is a major understatement and does not take all students into account. They pointed out that some children who currently attend Catholic, French or private schools are not being counted in enrolment estimates, even though they might switch to a public school if there was one in the community. Currently the majority of Findlay Creek children in the public system are bused to Elizabeth Park Public School off Uplands Drive. Others attend Sawmill Creek Public School in Blossom Park.

Fisher said the survey results will give him a better idea of what the community needs, so he can more effectively work with the local MPP and other bureaucrats to secure the funding. “I’m really excited about seeing the data because I think it will give us a much clearer picture of those students in the area, and those parents who would switch schools if there was an English public option,” he said. Serge Arsenault from the community association is collecting survey responses, and he said he’s received just over 100 emails so far identifying about 175 children in the neighbourhood who would use a public elementary school in Findlay Creek. He said about 50 of the responses are from parents who currently send their children to Catholic, French or private schools but would switch to the public system. Arsenault said the numbers will help OCDSB staff update their enrolment projections. “Maybe its closer to 300, and that makes a lot of difference,” he said. As for the petition, Fisher said he hopes to get 500 names to back up the board’s request for

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getting behind the project. “We shouldn’t be making politics out of public education,” he said. Findlay Creek residents can sign the petition at www. thepetitionsite.com by searching for Findlay Creek. To take part in the community survey, residents can send their child’s name (first name and first initial of surname), their current or future school, and the family’s preferred school board to fccaschools@gmail.com. For more information visit www.findlaycreek.org/fcca.

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funding. “I’m going to submit it to Queens Park to bring it to the attention to the minister of education Leona Dombrowsky, to demonstrate to her that this is a community that really needs this school,” he explained, noting that it must be handed in by June when the parliamentary session ends, or risk being held back by the fall’s provincial election. He said the election may slow down the process a small amount, but that all candidates, no matter the party, should be

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Findlay Creek hosts speed campaign

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Gloucester South-Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches hosted a speed campaign in Findlay Creek on May 20, in an effort to get residents, construction workers and any other drivers in the Ottawa South neighbourhood to remember the speed limit. Desroches joined forces with Metcalfe community police officer Nicole Gorham, Ottawa South community police officers Heather Cooper and Gary McCoy, and several other traffic officials to inform the public about the importance of obeying the speed limit. “The objective here is to get the word out, because the number one complaint I get through the ward is speeding,” he said. “There are two key strategies for dealing with speeding, and those are enforcement and education.” Desroches noted that people are quick to blame delivery people and construction workers driving through the rapidly growing community, but it’s a misconception. “Often it’s the people from the community who are in a hurry to get from point A to point B,” he said. Findlay Creek community association co-president Eva Pigeon-Seguin also attended the campaign, and said she’s heard from several residents that Kelly Farm Drive is problematic, as well as around Turtle Park. “I’ve noticed people zipping around there, construction workers and resi-

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A speed campaign was held in Findlay Creek to get drivers to slow down. dents. It’s near a park where kids are playing, and the streets are very narrow there. It’s not a good mix,” she said. She noted that residents have identified on the association’s Facebook page other problem streets such as Devonwood Circle. Some residents have also asked for speed bumps throughout the neighbourhood.


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The Ontario Progressive Conservatives made their opening pitch to voters on May 19, pledging to remove the harmonized sales tax from home heating and electricity bills and taking the debt retirement charge off the hydro bills. According to a press release, the three measures will provide the typical household $275 per year. “As (PC leader) Tim Hudak says, we live in Canada – heating our homes is not a luxury,” said Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa McLeod during the local policy announcement on May 19. McLeod and area PC candidates stood in front of a Barrhaven supporter’s home to announce how the party’s first election policy plank would help families. “After talking to families, party members and our unprecedented Have Your Say Ontario survey, it’s clear that people in Ontario want relief from Dalton McGuinty’s HST and skyrocketing hydro bills,” PC leader Tim Hudak said in a release. McLeod said the reduction in

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Ottawa-area Progressive Conservative candidates gathered for an announcement of the party’s first platform plank on May 20 – a pledge to remove HST from heating and electricity bills. From left: Jim McDonnell (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry), Barrhaven resident Jennie Maynard, Marilissa Gossilin (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell), Randall Denley (Ottawa West-Nepean), MPP Lisa McLeod (Nepean-Carleton), Fred Sherman (Ottawa-Vanier), Jason MacDonald (Ottawa South) and Jack MacLaren (Carleton-Mississippi Mills). tax revenue due to the tax savings could be offset by finding efficiencies in the public service. “There is a lot of waste in government,” she said.

“I think what Tim Hudak is proving is that he’s a reckless rookie and he’s not worth taking the risk (for voters),” said Ottawa Centre Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi when asked about the

proposal. Naqvi said the PC energy proposals put thousands of clean energy jobs at risk and would increase Ontario’s reliance on hydro generated by coal-fired power plants. He also pointed out the Tory plan fails to take into account the Liberals clean energy benefit program. “Basically what he’s telling Ontario families is that their bills are going to go up by two per cent, because we are already taking 10 per cent off hydro bills.” The clean energy benefit, which was enacted in January, takes 10 per cent off of Ontario hydro bills after taxes have been applied. The HST increased the cost of electricity by eight per cent. McLeod said the province can’t keep supplementing the high cost of McGuinty’s green energy “experiments.” Naqvi also questioned Hudak’s pledge to remove the debt retirement charge from electricity bills across the province. Put in place in 1998 by the government of former PC premier Mike Harris, the charge is levied to repay debts accumulated

by the former Ontario Hydro. “Either he’s going to shift that on to the overall provincial debt, or the only other way I see it, he’s going to close schools and hospitals to find that money,” Naqvi said. The announcement comes as the opposition begins to position itself for the fall election, set to take place on Oct. 6. Earlier last week, Hudak announced Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Denley would be seeking the party nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean, one of several high-profile candidates identified across the province by the PCs. Another new PC candidate, Jack MacLaren in Carleton-Mississippi Mills, said removing the HST from electricity bills would also help farmers such as himself, and that could lead to lower food prices, he said. Introduced last summer, the HST combined the federal goods and services tax and former provincial sales tax. The new tax was then applied to many items, such as hydro bills, gasoline, hair cuts and Internet service, that has previously been exempt from the PST. With files from Laura Mueller

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More route tweaks released LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

The city’s bus-route optimization has moved from the big picture of planning a sustainable transit map to the detail of outlining exactly what every route – and the approximately 9,500 stops on each route – will look like. By the end of the summer, the city’s transit authority will have ironed out the details of changes that “optimized” 103 routes (two-thirds of the routes in the system), but not before tackling thousands of minute details on each route.

After rounds of public consultation and hours of debate, the major changes and cuts have been made. But now that the framework of a revised bus system is in place, the real heavy lifting begins. The city will need to update 6,000 transit signs, and bus stops and shelters will have to be moved. Some routes will even get a few new bus shelters. From co-ordinating with school boards to revising snowclearing schedules and even upgrading intersections to enable buses to get through, OC Transpo is now getting into the

nitty-gritty of overhauling the system. Working on scheduling and providing detailed information to bus operators is also a priority, said Alain Mercier, the head of OC Transpo. These details will also help OC Transpo determine how many drivers it will need in the future as well as what type of bus will be needed for each route. The most important part of the work to be down before the new route system takes effect on Sept. 4 is communicating to riders how their commute will change. “We want to ensure that all customers have an effective, proper commute, so that it doesn’t snowball from other changes such as stop times,” Mercier said. The transit authority wants to “get customers engaged in the change,” Mercier said, and is looking for innovative ways

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to do that, through the media, advertising and other less-traditional methods. OC Transpo will be letting people know about the changes by advertising in print and on the radio, by providing updated maps and schedules (both hard copy and online at www. octranspo.com) and making the inline Travel Planner “go live” with the new routes before the changes take effect. The details of the public education plan aren’t finalized,

and members of the transit commission will be setting up a working group to look at options. Councillors Diane Deans (Gloucestor-Southgate, and the chair of the commission), Stephen Blais (Cumberland), Keith Egli (Knoxdale-Merivale) and commissioner Cyrus Reporter will form the working group. The city’s transit commission will receive monthly updates at each meeting until the changes roll out in September.

City to walk the talk on recycling LAURA MUELLER laura.mueller@metroland.com

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Ottawa is getting ready to practise what it preaches on recycling, when on the heels of a decision to move to biweekly garbage pickup next year to encourage organics recycling, the city revealed its own track record of waste diversion at municipal facilities is far from ideal. In fact, there are no formal recycling or waste management policies for city facilities. That is set to change as the city moves to include smaller municipal buildings in the next residential waste collection contract. “It’s laughable,” said River Coun. Maria McRae, the chair of the environmental advisory committee. “We need to walk that talk,” she added. While staff and councillors at city hall led the way for waste diversion by keeping 66 per cent of its trash out of the landfill, even city hall staffers fall far short of the 94-per-cent diversion goal that has been set for them. The most egregious offenders were city daycares, which only diverted nine per cent of their waste – far short of their 62 per cent goal. The city’s overall goal for both residential waste and the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors is 60 per cent. Those statistics were lamented by some councillors, including Mathieu Fleury (RideauVanier), who has worked in

multiple city facilities as a lifeguard. He said recycling facilities are sometimes available for the public, but are not readily accessible by staff at buildings such as pools. Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder said she has attended many community meetings during which people asked her why recycling options aren’t available at the building. City facilities produce 4,000 tonnes of recyclables and waste, which costs $1.25 million to manage. Staff says it is difficult for the city to recycle more at its own buildings because commercialscale waste diversion and collection services are costly. Green-bin collection wasn’t included in the public-works waste collection contract in the last round, and it would have cost too much to break the contract to add organics collection, said John Manconi, a manager in Ottawa’s public works depart-

ment. Just breaking the contract to add green-bin collection to the city’s 150 small facilities would cost $200,000, according to a city report. It would cost an additional $190,000 to add commercial recycling and waste services. Instead, the city is moving forward with a plan to treat those smaller buildings the same way it treats Ottawa residences. Adding 150 city buildings to the residential waste contract, set to take effect next summer, would cost comparatively less: between $20,000 and $25,000 annually. There are still 270 large city facilities that can’t be included in that plan due to the amount of waste they produce. The city is looking at including larger buildings in the multi-residential waste collection contract, which is set to expire in May of 2013.

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The Manotick Horticultural Society hosted a water-wise gardening lecture last week, inviting Ottawa garden guru Phil Reilly to the Manotick Arena to teach residents about waterwise design concepts in light of the city’s outdoor water ban. Reilly’s presentation wasn’t specifically about the water ban, but instead focused on the concept of “xeriscaping,” which is the principle of landscaping and gardening in ways that tries to minimize the amount of irrigation needed to keep plants alive. “You can actually reduce the amount of water that you put on your property, if you design your gardens well,” he told the handful at attendees at the talk, which covered everything from plant placement to rain harvesting to effective irrigation methods, all with water efficiency in mind. One of his major design concepts was “hydrozoning,” which encourages grouping plants according to their water needs and placing them in appropriate locations. For example, areas under the eaves of a house don’t receive

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The Manotick Horticultural Society hosted a water-wise gardening lecture last week, inviting Ottawa garden guru Phil Reilly to the Manotick Arena to teach residents about water-wise design concepts in light of the city’s outdoor water ban. much water because they are covered from rainfall. Reilly suggests putting dry-loving plants in those areas. “Why am I going to water an area that’s naturally dry? Let’s see if we can design something for that dry area,” he said, point-

ing to a photo he’d taken on his travels across North America as part of several professional gardening associations. He suggested, for more efficient watering purposes, grouping plants with high water needs all in one spot and plants with medium water

needs in another, so that gardeners can maximize their watering with micro-irrigration systems rather than an all-encompassing sprinkler that waters everything indiscriminately. Reilly also talked about the importance of harvesting rain

water, and showed several examples of various rain containers around North America. He noted that a one-inch rainfall on a 1,000 square foot roof can produce 625 gallons of water, or 2,365 litres. Of course, the city-sanctioned 180-litre barrels littered across yards in the affected water ban area can only catch a small percentage of the rainfall, and he suggested hooking up several barrels in a larger system. He also talked about the need to “garden for wildlife,” which aims to create spaces that can support ecosystems of small animals, bugs and birds. A major part of that concept is using native plants, because they are well-suited for the soil types in the Ottawa area, require much less pesticide to survive, and provide food for other animals. Reilly, an environmental biologist by trade, ran a home-based nursery in Kinburn for 25 years, focusing on native plants. He has had his property certified as a backyard wildlife habitat by the Canadian Wildlife Federation. For those looking for more information, Reilly will give the same presentation on June 16 at the Court at Barrhaven seniors’ residence on Longfields Drive.

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Sexual assault campaign targets youth and drinking KRISTY WALLACE kristy.wallace@metroland.com

Just because you help her home doesn’t mean you get to help yourself. Just because she isn’t saying no doesn’t mean she’s saying yes. These are the messages that thousands of young people will see posted around bars in the ByWard Market, and it’s all part of the “Don’t Be That Guy” awareness campaign. “This campaign is directed at the guys,” said Capital Ward Coun. David Chernushenko, who spoke at the campaign launch at Ottawa City Hall on May 19. The campaign was launched at the Building Prevention: Sexual Violence, Youth and Drinking conference hosted by the Hintonburg-based Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. Chernushenko, Ottawa Police Deputy Chief Charles Bordeleau and ByWard Market Business Improvement Area representative Steve Monuk unveiled three different posters that each send a message to men about sexual assault. Monuk pointed out two posters – one of a woman passed out on a couch and another of a woman getting into a man’s car – and said reactions he got from those posters were powerful for

all ages. “When I showed them to older people, they found them shocking,” he said. “Youth found them informative – especially young men. It got the point across and it’s very important that we get these posters up in places where they do socialize.” Bordeleau said officers see the affects of alcohol on people’s behaviours. “Sex without consent is a crime, and we’ll treat it that way,” he said, adding that the Ottawa Police charged a man just recently for sexually assaulting women in the ByWard Market. Bordeleau said that sexual assault is the most underreported crime, and that the campaign will be key in preventing crime before it happens. “We’re behind this message,” he said. “Don’t be that guy.” Chernushenko mentioned the recent case of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is making world news after facing criminal charges related to a sexual assault on a maid in a Manhattan hotel. While following some of the French media, he said the reaction there is very different. “We can’t presume guilt . . . (but) they’re making excuses for this man and I hope what will come of that is a very serious debate that it’s time to move past those excuses,” Chernushenko said. “We warn our daughters to

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These three different posters will soon be seen across bars in Ottawa as part of the “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign to help raise sexual assault awareness. be careful of things they want to try and avoid, but are we giving a strong

message to our sons? I suspect not, and that’s something we want to change.”

Proposal would cost city $59M From O-TRAINS page 1 The study on whether to extend the OTrain line south is supposed to be completed in six months.

The Bank Street Community Design Plan Open House #2 Design Options Thursday, June 9, 2011 Jim Durrell Recreation Complex, Ellwood Hall 1265 Walkley Road 6 to 9 p.m. (Drop-in - 6 to 7 p.m., Presentation - 7 to 8 p.m., Table-themed discussion and question & answer - 8 to 9 p.m.)

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Please join us at the second Open House to learn about the emerging directions for the Bank Street Community Design Plan (CDP). The Project Team will be presenting the proposed vision, principles and design options for the CDP study area. Topics to be discussed include existing character areas, streetscape options and intensification options.

The proposed six new trains and construction of passing tracks to allow increased frequency of service would cost $59 million, the city’s transit commission heard on May 18. Work on the train tracks would be done in 2013, to coincide with a planned shutdown of O-Train service in order to upgrade the Rideau River Bridge, Mercier said. “That timeframe would be acceptable to do these upgrades,” Mercier said, “so we wouldn’t have to shut down twice.” A full financial case for the project wasn’t presented at the transit commission meet-

ing, but it will be part of the detailed report that will be released next month. “By spending today, you get almost 20 years of life with future capacity,” Mercier said. An “experiment” that begin in 2001, the O-Train has now reached capacity one some trips. At first only about 5,100 to 6,400 people were taking the train each day, but ridership has soared to 12,000 trips daily. People have taken more than 16 million trips on the train since it launched. A full report on the O-Train expansion will be presented to the transit commission on June 21 (the report will be made publically available on June 14). Due to the cost involved with the project, city council would have the final say on whether to move ahead and purchase new trains. The topic will be discussed at a June 22 council meeting.

The study area for the CDP extends approximately 3.2 km along Bank Street, from Riverside Drive to the Canadian National Railway tracks located south of Walkley Road. The study area includes all of the properties abutting Bank Street as well as several adjacent properties. Need more information? Visit the project website at Ottawa.ca/bank or join the Bank Street CDP e-mail list by contacting the City’s Project Manager, Jillian Savage. We look forward to seeing you on June 9, 2011.

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Ottawa’s tourism industry must grab the opportunity to find new ways to attract tourists and investment from the fastgrowing Chinese market, Mayor Jim Watson told tourism and hotel operators on May 19. Watson will be leading a delegation to China in mid June to look at ways in which Ottawa can capitalize on the rapid growth from the world’s second largest economy. While in China, the group will attend the Beijing International Tourism Festival from June 15 to 19. “China is a critical market for Ottawa’s future prosperity, and our sister city relation with Beijing will only further strengthen our cooperative relationship,� said Watson. “This trade mission will affirm our commitment to international relations with China at the most senior level of municipal governments, and will promote Ottawa as the preferred destination for tourism, post-secondary education and investment.� Delegates will come from organizations including the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, Ottawa Tourism, the Ottawa Convention Centre, the Ottawa Airport, the Delta Hotel, The Westin Hotel, and the Lord Elgin.

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Mayor Jim Watson will be presenting his campaign poster with his names in Chinese as a gift to the Mayor of Beijing Guo Jinlong. According to Watson, 31.6 million outbound Chinese tourists travelled abroad in 2009 and spent $43.7 billion despite the economic downturn. It is projected that by 2020 China will have 100 million international visitors, making it the largest outbound tourism market in the world. “We need to get our share of this huge new market that is naturally attracted to Canada,� said Watson. He added that China is a critical market for Ottawa’s future prosperity. Between now and 2013, the City of Ottawa hopes to see an

increase in the number of visits from China to Ottawa from 14,000 in 2009 to 25,000 in 2013. “This increase of almost 56 per cent is ambitious but achievable,� Watson stated. The mission to Beijing is intended to promote Ottawa’s status as an approved destination for Chinese tourists, give the Ottawa airport an opportunity to meet with airlines that fly to Canada and direct more foreign investment to Ottawa. “Realising these goals means working together to ensure we are known in China and other key places as a great place to visit.

Passengers sitting at the Lincoln Fields transit station got some good news while they were waiting for their buses. Ottawa West Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli announced at the west-end transit hub that the province would be investing $32 million in public transit. “Transit is extremely important – whether it’s getting kids to school or mom and dad to work – transit is vital to Ottawa’s community, quality of life and economy,� said Chiarelli. “Investments in our transit systems get people out of their cars and onto buses, which reduces green house gas emissions.� “We’ve been able to deliver our fair share of investments for our community here as a team,� said Chiarelli. He said that since 2003, the City of Ottawa has received almost $200 million in transit investment from the province. That money has since helped add 300 more buses, built two new park and ride facilities and added more parking spaces – as well as built three new transitway stations. “Together with the city, we’re making great strides with public transit,� Chiarelli said. “The city and the province are on the same page. Transit is a priority, and we’re helping improve our

air quality, creating jobs and significantly bettering our quality of life.� Bay Ward Coun. Mark Taylor, who was also at the announcement, said this funding will allow OC Transpo to continue to be Ottawa’s alternative to driving. “By expanding Ottawa’s public transit, families, workers and visitors will have better options for quick and efficient travel around the nation’s capital,� he said.

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Tips for a healthy farm life

Accidental Farmwife Now that I am working from my home office, I can take my coffee break in front of the TV once in a while. Last week I caught some advice on how to fool your body into thinking you are 20 years younger. Now, I wouldn’t want to be 23 again for anything. But I do like to learn about healthy living. So I took notes. And planned to try the tips out on my unsuspecting husband. Apparently we are supposed to do four daily things to slow down the aging process. Number 1: Cleanse your skin. That’s a no-brainer for me. I’ve been doing that for years, because I love the feeling of freshly-washed, toned and moisturized skin. How-

after our farm chores to do any exercise. I do yoga in the morning, but that’s just to get the kinks out. We recently received pedometers, so we can count how many steps we take around the farm all day, but neither one of us can get through an hour without accidentally resetting the darn thing. Here’s hoping our hay pitching and manure forking is enough to get us into shape. Number 4: Eat more of these three things: eggplant, sweet potatoes, and blueberries. I didn’t hear the disclaimer, where you aren’t supposed to serve all three of these in one meal. I made Greek moussaka (sort of an eggplant lasagna), sweet potato home fries and blueberries for dessert. No, they don’t exactly go together. I’m not a very intuitive cook, but you won’t starve in my house. The Farmer was wondering why there was no meat involved in his meal. After dinner, he looked at the dog and said, “The next time you see her going for the television, hide the remote.�

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ever, if you go anywhere near the Farmer with a lotion or potion, he runs screaming. I think we’re going to have to skip this one for him. Number 2: Get eight hours of sleep per night. This should be a pretty easy one for us. We are usually in bed by 10 and up by 6:30 or so. On weekends, that whole thing moves back a couple of hours, but we are still pretty good about sleep time. The problem is we don’t always get quality sleep, because the Farmer occasionally gets restless leg syndrome. He jiggles and shakes in his sleep, making it a rough night for both of us. Someone once told me an old wives’ tale that this old wife might eventually try: slip a bar of soap under the blanket at the foot of the bed to get him to stop wiggling. Will Lever 2000 do? Number 3: Exercise a total of 300 minutes per week, minimum. Or five hours. That’s an hour a day if we allow two days off a week. Not gonna happen. I’m wondering if I got the number wrong. We’re too exhausted

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s temperatures rise, many of us cool off by jumping in the water or going for a boat ride. Whether you dive into a pool, swim at the beach or cottage, or simply take a leisurely boat ride, it is important to keep water safety in mind. Safe Boating Week is May 21-29 and typically announces the start of the boating season. Drinking and boating is just as deadly as drinking and driving. According to the Ministry of Transportation, .05 blood alcohol concentration is enough to have a licence suspended. There is always a drowning risk around water, but children are especially vulnerable. The risk increases in spring as ponds, lakes and rivers begin to thaw and oftentimes, the flow is at its peak. Even though the outside air temperature is rising quickly, it gives a false sense of warmth. The water temperature of lakes and rivers is still dangerously cold. Children are curious creatures. They are often drawn to fast-flowing water but do not understand the dangers that are close at hand. Adult supervision is of utmost importance, and it’s essential no matter how well your child

swims. For children under the age of five, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death. Two-thirds of these drownings happen to those who never intended to get wet in the first place, but they are often drawn to the brink of potential disaster. Unattended children are especially at risk of drowning because they are mobile and very curious. You can plan to reduce the risks of drowning during the months ahead. Stay within arm’s reach of your child at all times in and around the water. Enroll your children in swimming lessons and learn CPR and First Aid. Always use a personal floatation device, like a life jacket, when you are in a boat or a watercraft. Be vigilant – drowning occurs most commonly in swimming pools, just when parents turn their backs for a split second. Install four-sided fencing around all pools, measuring at least 1.5 metres high and include a self-latching and self-closing gate. Raising the awareness of water safety and drowning prevention for parents, caregivers, children and youth is everyone’s responsibility. Be safe. Be water smart.

Why you don’t throw your column into the ring y former Ottawa Citizen colleague Randall Denley has decided to abandon his newspaper column at least temporarily and run for the Conservatives in the next Ontario election. His opponent, the Liberal incumbent Bob Chiarelli, will be all but drooling as he sees a chance at revenge for the nasty things Denley has written about him over the years, beginning when Chiarelli was mayor of Ottawa. That’s one of the differences between columning and politics. In politics, your opponents can get revenge. In journalism, your opponents can issue a denial, or write a letter to the editor, both of which are less than satisfying. There are other differences, which help to explain why most columnists choose to remain columnists rather than enter politics: • A columnist does not have to smile all the time, or ever. • A columnist does not have to attend ribbon-cuttings and banquets in honour of causes he has never heard of. • A columnist finishes the day’s column and goes home. A politician goes on to the next event. • A columnist rarely turns on the TV to find someone denouncing him on the news. • When a columnist is not interested

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CHARLES GORDON Funny Town in the burning issue of the day, he writes about something else, such as cats. When a politician is not interested in the burning issue of the day, he has to be interested in the burning issue of the day anyway. • A columnist does not have to pose wearing silly hats. • A politician’s enemies scour his previous speeches for embarrassing utterances or signs of flip-flop. A columnist’s previous utterances are safely wrapping fish. • Unless he chooses to write about them, nobody knows anything about a columnist’s family, hobbies or religious views. For a politician, all those things are on public display. • In a good newspaper, a columnist can publicly disagree with the policies of his bosses. Try that in any party caucus. • A columnist is allowed to have a

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sense of humour. Politicians who make jokes are immediately denounced by representatives of interest groups who are offended. There are, to be sure, some similarities in the two occupations. A columnist can dust off an old column on a slow day, and a politician can trot out an old speech. A politician can invent and demolish straw men. So can a columnist. Both politician and columnist develop the art of feigned outrage. Denley said an honourable thing in announcing his candidacy: “As a newspaper columnist you can say, ‘Other people should do this, other people should do that.’ You can’t really do anything yourself. If you’re going to make a difference, you have to get involved in the process.” Some columnists would disagree, saying that they are contributing to the process by influencing public opinion. But it is true that it takes far more courage to become actively involved than it does to stand on the sidelines making pungent comments. Other columnists have made the decision Denley has made. It worked for some of them. Christy Clark once wrote a weekly column in Vancouver and is now premier of British Columbia. On the other hand, Michael Valpy, a Toronto Globe and Mail political writer,

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have a love-hate relationship with procrastination. Sometimes it’s a matter of prioritizing, sometimes it’s a matter of needing some down time before diving into a big writing project. And sometimes, it’s just because the moon hasn’t aligned with the stars in just such a way that the words from my head flow in a coherent pattern onto the computer screen. But I forgive myself for procrastinating. Everyone does it. Even people who say they don’t procrastinate find themselves “prioritizing” activities in a questionable order at times. If you’ve ever had trouble finding ways to avoid the task at hand, here are my top 10 tips for the procrastinator in you: Tip #1: Make all phone calls last twice as long as they should. Tip #2: Log onto Facebook and comment on every post created by one of your 386 “friends” within the last 24 hours. Check who’s online and strike

up a live chat with each one of them. This should kill several hours easily. Tip #3: Fill out surveys. There are loads of useless surveys and questionnaires available online. You can find out how your real estate agent can serve you better, identify your favourite sleep position and even discover your dream job. Tip #4: Call telephone banking. Check balances, pay bills and transfer funds. If you’re really in for the long haul, ask to speak to a customer service representative about your investments. Tip #5: Meet the mailman at the door and engage him in conversation about the weather. Tip #6: Open every single item of mail and peruse it slowly. This includes counting up the number of available pizza toppings, writing down numbers of home renovators, and reading the fine print on your bills. Tip #7: Pay bills. This will require logging into online banking to check balances, transfer funds and re-examine investments based on your previous conversation with the customer service representative. Tip #8: Call your spouse at work to tell him that you’ve paid the bills, and having read the fine print, you’re contemplating a) moving house; or b) changing insurance providers. And by the way, did he know it was meant to rain tomorrow? That’s what the mail-

man said, anyway. Tip #9: Log onto mls.ca and search for properties across Canada that you might like to buy today, one day, or never. Email real estate agents to

inquire about said listings. Tip #10: Create a list of top 10 things to help others procrastinate. Before you know it, you may have accomplished something.

Web Poll THIS WEEK’S POLL QUESTION

LAST WEEK’S POLL SUMMARY

Do you think the O-Train should be extended south to Leitrim?

Should the mayor have declared ‘Respect for Life Day’ for an anti-abortion rally?

A) Yes, it’s needed to relieve congestion

A) Yes, governments should respect

that will be caused by light-rail transit (LRT) construction.

all viewpoints.

B) Yes, it’s an opportunity to expand rapid

B) No, the mayor shouldn’t be lend-

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transit at a lower cost.

C) No, there are other areas of the city that

C) No, it doesn’t conform to the

have more pressing transit needs.

city’s policy of being non-political and non-religious.

D) No, the cost is too high and it will lead to Ottawa having two rail networks.

D) No, the city and mayor shouldn’t make proclamations at all.

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St. Mark Grade 11 student Zach De Freitas won a province-wide public speaking competition in Toronto on May 7, hosted by Canadian Parents for French.

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St. Mark student wins public speaking award with McDonald’s rip EMMA JACKSON emma.jackson@metroland.com

A Manotick student has won a province-wide public speaking award after he cracked up the audience with his satirical speech in French about working at McDonald’s. Grade 11 student Zach De Freitas, who attends St. Mark Catholic High School at the east end of Manotick, participated in the French-only competition which was hosted by the Canadian Parents for French and the Ontario Modern Languages Teachers Association on May 7 in Toronto. De Freitas said he chose his tasty topic because he wanted to write about something that everyone could relate to, and decided to take the stereotypes of McDonald’s fast food to the extreme. For example, his speech talked about how employees sent to clean the bathrooms never use soap, and are asked to save “clean or almost clean” bits of toilet paper from the bathroom floor, because the chefs like to use them in their sauces. Of course, his observations were based on perception rather than fact, and he recognized that McDonald’s restaurants actually have one of the highest ratings for employee working conditions and cleanliness in the country. “I just wanted to make it as funny as possible,” he said. “I don’t have a hate on for McDonald’s. I love McDonald’s. It’s just a stereotype that everyone clings to even though it’s not true.”

He said most of the other speeches at the competition were more serious, touching on “factual” topics and social issues, although there were a few other humourous speeches – notably a lesson on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. The competition, entitled Le Concours/ Festival d’Art Oratoire, included students from Catholic, public, and private schools across the province. De Freitas won first prize in the Grade 11-12 French Immersion category, earning him $1,000 and a spot at the national event coming up on May 28 at the University of Ottawa. If he is a finalist, he will receive a $2,000 entrance scholarship to the university. The first place winner in each category gets a $20,000 scholarship, or $5,000 a year, to the school. De Freitas said he’s interested in pursuing commerce at Queen’s University in Kingston after high school, or perhaps political science. He is also involved in tennis, soccer and badminton, and ran to be co-president of the student council next school year. Part of his French skills came from a year abroad living in France. St. Paul High School student Cristina Andronic won first place in the Grade 9-10 Extended French category for her speech about how many technological ideas from ancient civilizations would still be considered modern today. Andronic will not be attending the national competition, as it is for Grades 11 and 12 students only.


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Two Ottawa South landmarks are bringing the past to the future as part of the City of Ottawa’s annual Doors Open event June 4 and 5. The Gloucester Artifacts Collection and its next-door neighbour St. James Anglican Church at the corner of Bank Street and Leitrim Road will both be open during the city-wide event, which offers free tours of more than 100 buildings across the city with historical, architectural or functional significance. The Gloucester artifacts collection is housed below the Gloucester senior’s centre and maintained by city archivists, but the Gloucester Historical Society will be leading their own tours through the rows or mothballed and carefully arranged shelves of unused artifacts. Wandering through the rows of spinning wheels, old farm equipment, antique children’s toys and hand-made furniture – all draped in clear plastic to protect from dust and contaminants – historical society president Robert Serré said the temperature-controlled facility is like a “museum cemetery”, especially since many of the artifacts are left over from when the Gloucester Museum operated on the second floor before it closed in 2005. He said that even though the artifacts aren’t arranged in an exhibit like a nor-

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Gloucester Historical Society president Robert Serré said it’s important for people to revisit their past, in order to keep it alive. The Gloucester artifact collection will be open for tours during the city’s Doors Open weekend June 4 and 5. mal museum, it’s important for people – former Gloucester residents especially – to visit the past. “Its less dead if people come and see it,” he said, noting that open houses they’ve hosted in other years have elicited much remembrance from visitors. “Some of it was rather touching, to see the people relate to it. It livens them up to be part of the history,” he said.

Right next door to the artifact collection is St. James Anglican Church, the first English-language church in Gloucester Township, and one of the oldest places of worship in Ottawa according to the church’s people’s warden Anne Gregory. Although dates are fuzzy, it’s believed the church was built sometime in the 1850s. The 150th anniversary of the first church service on record was

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa hopes to reach out to more youth across the city through its second annual campaign that targets various underserved communities, offering them innovative and inspiring child and youth engagement programs. “The event was designed to introduce people to the boys and girls club and the work we do,” said Scott Bradford, executive director of the boys and girls club of Ottawa, at the campaign launch on May 17. Participants at the breakfast event were introduced to different programs supported by the club, which aim to help youth by focusing on educational enhancement, character and leadership skills, the importance of taking care of oneself by staying healthy, expressing creativity through arts and stress-relief through sports. “We wanted to give them an overview about the club and the inspirational work that we do,” Bradford said. Through the schools and the partnership they have with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, the club is reaching out to new communities. Recently, the club launched a partnership with Rideau and Richmond high schools and Cambridge Elementary School.

“We have bought a 24-person bus and that goes out to communities to bring kids to the club,” Bradford said. After-school and weekend hours are a critical time for youth. That time can represent either an opportunity to learn and grow, through quality after-school programs, or a time of risk to a young person’s health and safety. “The really unique thing about the boys and girls club is that as the kids get older and stay with the club, they start to give back to their community and to the young kids in the club house by becoming role models,” Bradford said. “Our role is teaching them to be leaders, giving back, be healthy and positive.” Last year has seen the Boys and Girls Club increase its investments towards programming and facilities. “We are reopening our pool on Dumaurier Avenue and we just completed a $1.2 million renovation at that same building,” said Bradford. Currently, they are looking at re-opening the pool at their east end location at McCann clubhouse on McArthur Avenue in the near future. The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa has served the Ottawa community since 1923, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.

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celebrated last year. Gregory, who also belongs to the historical society, said that the architecture of the wooden church is typical of school houses built around the 1840s, and one of two stained glass windows in the church was once part of the Trinity Church that burnt down in Ottawa’s great fire in 1900. “It somehow was unscathed and then was given to us,” she said. The church was also the setting for an independent film, Unspoken, in 2007, and features several hand-carved altar pieces. “It’s a wee church, but its beautiful,” she said. Local historian Glenn Clark, vicepresident of the historical society, will lead tours through both the church and the artifact collection during the Doors Open weekend. The artifact collection will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the church will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Serré said it’s paramount that people start taking an interest in their history, even if it doesn’t seem as fascinating as the Romans or Samurais. “The past has to be interesting in all its aspects. If I’m not interested in 100 years in the past, why should anyone be interested in me 100 years from now?” he said. For more information visit www.ottawa.ca/doorsopen.

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Ottawa wins bid to host women’s world hockey BLAIR EDWARDS blair.edwards@metroland.com

Ottawa has won its bid to host the 2013 IIHF women’s world hockey championship. The nation’s capital has beat out two other cities competing to host the event, announced Hockey Canada on May 18. The games will be played in April 2013 at Scotiabank Place and the Nepean Sportsplex. The event will generate $35 million in economic activity, with $20 million from the games and $15 million from the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association provincial championships. A minimum of $500,000 in profit will go to minor hockey programs across Canada. The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association will host its provincial championships during the worlds and will bring more than 500 girls’ teams and 12,000 players of all ages to Ottawa. “Today’s announcement reaffirms my continued commitment to bring world class events to Ottawa,” said Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators hockey club. “We have been strong supporters of women’s hockey for the last decade. The opportunity to host the 2013

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Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester South Nepean Coun. Steve Desroches share the good news that Ottawa will host the 2013 IIHF World Women’s Championship of Hockey. The event will draw thousands of tourists internationally and generate $20 million for the local economy. IIHF World Women’s Championship is a culmination of that decade-long commitment.” Hockey fans can purchase tickets to the event by creating an account with Hockey Canada – only 3,000 tickets will be avail-

able in the 100 level of the Scotiabank Place arena. “Ottawa is a real hockey town,” said Michael Chan, Ontario’s tourism minister. “With 21 games over eight days, this is a first-class sports event that

will generate local economic acitivity and boost tourism.” GROW THE GAME Ottawa’s girls’ hockey minor leagues can expect a boost

in membership with both the world championship and provincial finals coming to Ottawa in April, said Jody Thomas, the president of the Kanata Girls Hockey Association. “I think it’s just an enormous and wonderful opportunity for them to see hockey at the highest levels and inspire our players to be the best players they can,” said Thomas, who is also the president of the Ottawa Senators Women’s Hockey Club. Manitoba experienced a growth spurt in girls’ hockey after Winnipeg hosted the 2007 IIHF women’s world hockey championship, said Scott Farley, vice-president of marketing and events for Hockey Canada. “We expect the same in the Ottawa area,” Farley said. The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and the Ottawa Senators are looking at providing activities during championship for minor league players. “To be part of this hockey festival I think will be a memory of a lifetime for our players,” said Thomas. “I think it continues to grow the game.” Team Canada may feature a few local players, said Thomas, including Gloucester’s Stephanie McEough.

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The Ottawa Jr. Senators made big news at the 2011 Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) Draft, but it was well before any selections were made. The Sens acquired Hawkesbury Hawks centre Deric Boudreau on the May 13 deal, a second-round pick in the 2011 CCHL draft and a first-round pick in the 2012 draft for Brandon Petrie, Carl Faucher, Dean Shepherdson and a first-round pick in the 2011 draft Boudreau recorded 27 points in 51 games for the Hawks last season. The Sens used the second-round pick to select Bruno Cheff from the Eastern Ontario AAA Wild. The five-foot-10,

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161-pounder just completed his bantam season and won’t be eligible to play for Ottawa until the 2012-13 season. Petrie, Shepherdson and Faucher were all regulars on the Sens last season. Petrie earned 22 points in 37 games in 2010-11 and Faucher had nine points in 59 games. Both are left-wingers. Shepherdson played 30 games in net, compiling a 13-12-1-2 record with 3.16 goals-against average and .897 save percentage. With the pick from the Sens, Hawkesbury selected Ottawa Senators AAA minor midget forward Evan Mancini-Welsford fourth overall. Mancini-Welsford finished second in Ontario East Minor Hockey League scoring with 57 points in 30 games.

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MAY 27: Teen Advisory Group: Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to earn community involvements hours and help design programs for teens at the branch. Tag is open to youth aged 14 to 18. May 27, 4 to 5 p.m. Alta Vista library.

MAY 28: • The South Gloucester United Church at Albion and Rideau (just past Rideau Carleton Raceway) will host a yard sale, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garage sale items, books, plants, crafts, white elephant and BBQ, plus quilt raffle tickets. • The Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church near Bank Street and Rideau Road will host a special art show and sale showcasing the

work of French-Canadian artist Rene Cera. Cera was born in France and ran errands for Renoir, before growing up to sketch with Matisse and attend the Nice school of art. He came to Toronto in the 1920s. The show will run in the OLV banquet hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28. For more information visit www.artshowrenecera. com.

JUNE 1 Is your child a picky eater? Attend this 90 minute workshop, and you’ll learn about the typical reasons behind picky eating and gain practical tools to help introduce more variety to your child’s eating. Head home with fresh recipe ideas, mealtime tips and the knowledge that healthy eating in a peaceful mealtime environment really is possible! It is aimed at children age one to six years and will be facilitated by registered dietitians from Tummy Thyme. The event will be held at Barrhaven United Church,

3013 Jockvale Road from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information or to register for this free seminar, contact TotLot at 613-727-0010 ext. 1 or email alison@totlot.ca. Deadline is May 27.

JUNE 4: The Knights of Columbus OLV 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 4 at Falcon Ridge Golf Course on Albion Road across from the Rideau Carleton Raceway. The first tee-off time is at noon. Cost: $100 per person ($25 tax receipt for each golfer.) Includes green fee, shared cart, roast beef dinner and a prize for every golfer. The cost of dinner only is $36.00. To Register, contact Bernie Livingstone at 613-821-3542 or email burnbent@hotmail.com.

JUNE 11: The Vernon Village Garage Sale will take place Saturday, June 11 from 8a.m. to noon around the village. For more information contact Kim at 613-821-3033.

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How to Manage Medications Safely Statistics indicate that the average senior takes four to five prescription medications daily and potentially two over-the-counter products as well. Individuals could be consuming 10 to 15 pills in one day. Research also indicates that a senior will use roughly 25 different prescription medications during the course of a year. Managing this many medications can be tricky.

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few years ago, Ruth used to go to the movies with friends. After losing her driver’s license, new TV shows were the only things that broke up her day to day routine. Now that Ruth

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2. Make sure you fully understand dosage and duration of medications when your doctor prescribes something. Doctors stereotypically have poor handwriting on prescriptions. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask that the instructions be repeated. Verify the instructions with the pharmacist when picking up the medication.

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Seniors rely on a myriad of medications for various health conditions. Oftentimes, these meds are prescribed by different specialists with little to no coordination between them. Doctors often rely on patient information regarding prescription usage to complete medical history forms and determine whether another medication is safe to take. It is easy for the elderly to forget about a medication he or she is taking or mix it up with another when the person is managing so many pills. Drug interactions can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Therefore it is essential to manage meds as carefully as possible.

pharmacy (highly adviseable for record-keeping and notification of drug interactions), you can ask the pharmacy to print a list of the pills you take. It will have the actual names and show your prescription history. Make copies of this list. Store one at home in a file cabinet, and keep others in your wallet or purse to bring with you to doctors' appointments. When asked about prescriptions, you'll have your list ready and waiting.

1. The first step to take is to make a list of all medications that you are currently taking. If you use one

3. Store all medication in the original containers so that you have the proper dosage and expiration dates. This will make renewals and dosage checks easier.

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4. If you take multiple pills each day, it can be handy to use a pill organizer separated into days of the week and times of the day. At the beginning of each week, use your pill bottles to measure out what pills you need to take at each time. If you feel confused about this process, ask a family member, friend or even the pharmacy to help. 5. Read the safety information provided with prescription medications. It will tell you what you can and can't do while taking a medication, as well as potential side effects. If you have any concerns about the information, speak with the pharmacist or call your doctor. You're always better safe than sorry. 6. Store prescriptions where they are accessible by you but not by other members of the family. If you are sharing a home with a spouse or someone else who takes multiple medications, keep your pills separate from the others. You may want to color-code bottles or organizers so you can easily see what pills are yours or your spouse's.

8. Keep medications away from young children, especially visiting grandchildren. 9. Routinely check expiration dates on bottles. Discard expired medication promptly. 10. If your doctor tells you to stop taking a medication, dispose of it promptly. 11. Always take the prescription as prescribed by a doctor. Don't play with dosage or skip pills because you feel like it. Also, don't abruptly stop taking a medication. Some prescriptions require you to gradually wean off. 12. If a medication's side effects are making you ill or you do not feel right or improved while taking a medication, consult with your doctor. You know your body best. 13. Alcohol interacts with many different prescriptions. Be careful of mixing alcohol and drugs.

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