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MEC EXPANSION A plan to expand the Mountain Equipment Co-operative store would engulf a neighbouring building. 3

NCC PUTS BRAKES ON TREE CLEARING The NCC is warning residents not to cut down trees along its Belltown pathway in an attempt to gain a better view of the river.


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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Dancers of all ages performed at the India Canada Association’s annual Diwali celebration. MPP Paul Dewer and mayor-elect Jim Watson were on hand for the Oct. 30 event at St. Paul High School. Diwali

RUNNERS RACE NECK-AND-NECK Nepean’s cross country team narrowly defeated the competition. 31

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By September of next year, Rita Tourangeau will have to leave the Westmount Avenue home where her parents lived, and died. “I’m not really used to living somewhere else,” she said. “Once I move out I won’t see my

granddaughters everyday like I do now. It’s going to be hard for a while.” Tourangeau lives in one of roughly 20 households that the Ministry of Transportation is buying out to help widen the Parkdale exit off of Highway 417. Westmount Avenue is a residential street which also serves

as the highway off-ramp – creating obvious safety and traffic issues to homeowners on the street. The ministry is purchasing the homes based on the market value. Currently about two or three houses have been boarded up in the area and the ministry has reached an agreement with 12 of the residences. Seven are

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MEC set to expand Richmond Road store Mountain Equipment Co-op is looking to expand. The store has asked the city if it can build a 13.5-metre-wide addition to its Richmond Road building, which it has occupied since 2000. The addition would be two storeys high, the same

height as the current building, and it would contain additional retail space and store offices, city planner Doug James said. The 880-square-metre addition would increase the store’s footprint by 35 percent.James said MEC plans to demolish three adjacent buildings it owns to make way for the addition and move the parking lot.

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Mountain Equipment Co-operative has plans to expand its Richmond Road store, where it has been located for a decade.

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around the same time MEC came to the Westboro location a decade ago. Assistant manager Kent Thompson said Auto Racks is still a bit unclear about the expansion and its timelines, but he was confident that Auto Racks will continue to operate at a new location if and when the MEC expansion takes place. “For us, if we have to move we will, and we’ll keep selling lots of racks,” Thompson said. The company was established 15 years ago and the current spot is its second location. A vacant house on Danforth Avenue, which runs along the back of the MEC store and parking lot, would also be demolished. MEC’s parking lot and vegetation would shift west, James said. “The green space is staying; everything is just moving over,” he explained. The current building is 2,484 square metres, including office and warehouse space. MEC opened at that location in June of 2000 and it was the first building in Canada to comply with Canada’s C2000 Green Building Standard. MEC took the existing 40-year-old building, disassembled it and reused 75 per cent of the material to reconstruct the existing building to decrease its environmental impact and make it more energy efficient.

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“The frontage along Richmond will be more, which is something you want along a main street road,” James said. “There will be more building along Richmond even though one building will be torn down.” The current store is 30 m wide and it would be 43.5 m wide after the expansion. That means just over 13 additional metres of store frontage along Richmond, which would replace an existing 9-m wide building. The expansion would be built on the west side of the MEC store, where the parking lot is currently located. James said the site-plan process is just beginning and a comment period will start this week. The process will take three to four months and MEC could choose when and if it wants to start construction. Store manager Colleen Mooney said the co-op has no immediate plans to undertake the construction at this point. MEC owns the building next door, which contains a Xtream Pita restaurant and Auto Racks, as well as a second-floor office. James Siu said he and his wife have operated the Xtream Pita since 2000, but they decided not to renew their lease at the end of the year and plan to move on to new ventures for reasons unrelated to the proposed MEC expansion. Auto Racks moved into the building

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Lansdowne and South March Highlands votes a go: city lawyer LAURA MUELLER


Despite the reservations of councillors and residents, city council will legally be able to vote on proposals for Lansdowne Park and the South March Highlands during its “lameduck” period, says the city’s solicitor. Rick O’Connor, the clerk and lawyer for the City of Ottawa, sent a memo to city council advising that provincial restrictions on lame-duck councils would not apply to the Lansdowne vote. Council is in lame-duck status until the new council is sworn in on Dec. 1, because less than two thirds of the current council members will be returning. That means the council’s power is restricted under the Ontario Municipal Act; in particular, council cannot approve any spending over $50,000 that was not already pre-approved before the election nomination day (Sept. 10).

COUN. CLIVE DOUCET Council votes on the first stage of the Lansdowne site plan, as well Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson’s motion to swap land to save part of the South March Highlands from development, are set for Nov. 19 and 24. “We can still deal with some of it,” Wilkinson said. Council can vote on 12 acres

of land that can be swapped at no cost, Wilkinson said. The developer, Urbandale, already agreed to that, she indicated. She said she is working with city staff and the developers to ensure the portions of the matter that this council can vote on are taken care of, while giving a strong recommendation to the next council to purchase or swap the rest of the 29 hectares she proposed. Capital Ward Coun. Clive Doucet said he doesn’t think it matters whether the current council or next council votes on the Lansdowne plan, because the incoming council appears to be “much more developer friendly,” he said. He said he doesn’t agree with O’Connor that council can vote on the issue, because the site plan is just one portion of a project that will cost the city a substantial amount of money. “You don’t green-light a project like that in one vote,” he said. “You can’t separate them.” He noted that the next council

COUN. MARIANNE WILKINSON appears to be fiscally conservative, so Doucet said he doesn’t see why the new councillors would want to take on the debt associated with the Lansdowne project as proposed. John Martin, who started the Lansdowne Park Conservancy to put forward an alternate proposal for Lansdowne, sent a letter to O’Connor stating that the

vote should be held for the new council because council only approved continuing negotiations with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), but not the actual amount of the project. In a previous memo to council dated Oct. 26, O’Connor told councillors that transferring previously approved funds between projects would not be restricted. Much of the city’s corporate activity can continue during this period, because council has delegated authority to city staff through the approved budget. O’Connor told councillors that “legal and operational staff will continue their due diligence in reviewing this matter as the report in question (Lansdowne) is finalized, as well as with regard to any other reports that may be considered by council prior to the end of this term.” O’Connor declined a request for files city staff were reviewing in light of the lame-duck status of council.


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For 14-year-old Johan Westeinde, the best part of going to Italy was the food – as well as going to the beach often and eating gelato everyday. The west-end teen had a chance to live on a lavender farm in Forli, Italy this past summer as part of the Children’s International Summer Villages program. “It’s a really great experience,” said Johan. “If you can try it out, you probably will like it.” The Children’s International Summer Villages, or CISV, gives children the opportunity to visit a different country and take part in a wide range of unique and educational group activities. These activities help develop a cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults all around the world. The program offers a variety of ways for youth to get

involved, including the Interchanges program for 12- to 15year-olds, the Summer Camps for 13- to 15-year-olds, Seminar Camps for 17- to 18-year-olds and Mosaic programs for all ages. Johan was involved in the Interchanges program where a teen his age from Italy stayed at his house in Ottawa while Johan took his place on the farm in Italy for a month. The idea for the program started in 1946 when clinical psychologist Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen’s young son asked his mother if he would have to be a soldier when he grew up. A specialist in development and psychodrama, she thought up the idea of children from different countries living together in camp-like villages for a month. The first village was set up for 11-year-olds in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1951. Allen believed that the pre-adolescent stage in a person’s life had a huge impact on what kind of people they would become.

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Ottawa west teen Johan Westeinde recently went to Forli, Italy as part of the Children’s International Summer Villages program. The theory is if children from all parts of the world have the chance to live together, they will develop cross-cultural friendships and would become more aware that everyone belongs to the same human family – helping create peace in the world. While Johan admits that he

missed his dog, he said the experience was a memorable one and it has taught him how similar cultural groups can be. “He was having way too much fun to miss us,” laughed his mom, Colleen. Chris McKillop from the organization, said CISV has been go-

ing strong for the past 50 years. He adds that safety isn’t a concern since there are group leaders, teachers and young adults who work with the teens and run the events and activities. Interviews are also conducted with all the youth who apply. “What seems to work best are kids who are reasonably bright, kids who are open to a new adventure, but there’s no standard kid,” he said. “We’re also looking for ones who are interested in something new and something different.” While parents pay for their child’s flight, he said the organization tries to keep costs low through fundraising. CISV Ottawa will be holding an information night on Friday, Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sandy Hill Community Centre. Parents and youth will be able to find out more about the CISV and its programs for 2011. “They come out of it with such an experience of what the world out there,” said McKillop. “People talk about how it’s a small world and people need to be part of a global village. This is that first step of being part of a global village.”

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Councillor-elect ready to get to work JENNIFER MCINTOSH

The new councillor elect for Bay Ward is ready to take on city hall. The former aide to Jim Watson feels like he has some knowledge of the way things should be at city hall. “But I am not arrogant enough to think that I know everything,� he said. Taylor said his first priorities will be setting up a good team and looking into a ward office. “I worked really hard on the campaign and I think people use that as an acid test to see how hard I would work for them as a councillor,� Taylor said. “I really want to be available for them.� So far, Taylor said his family is in the “honeymoon phase� with being recognized in the community and congratulated. “That may change, but for now they are just ecstatic,� he said. Taylor said he was already getting emails about potholes and other city

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with that,� Taylor said. Taylor took roughly 1,109 more votes than incumbent councillor Alex Cullen on election night. Throughout the campaign he has talked about accountability and being a face in the community. He started meeting with community associations back in January to figure out what the key issues are and said he wants to continue doing that as a councillor. “It’s a really diverse ward so I plan to have monthly, rotating meetings with the community associations so I can get a feel about what the residents want dealt with,� Taylor said. Taylor has some time for planning, since his contract as alumni relations manager with Algonquin College ended in October. For the next few weeks he plans on working on his immediate goals and planning for the future. In the meantime, Taylor said he wants residents to keep the emails coming. “My door will always be open,� he said.

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‘Buy out’ will make way for new off ramp occur in phases. The first phase could start in early 2011.� In late March/April of 2010, Duhaime said that all the homeowners on the street were contacted about the project’s timing and what the impact would be on their properties. The call came as no news to Tourangeau, who said the project had been talked about for years in the neighbourhood. But she was caught off-guard when she heard the project was actually happening. “All of a sudden we get a phone call and they come to the door, and we have less than two years to get everything organized,� she said. “It won’t fully hit me until we actually move out of here.� Tourangeau’s parents bought the house on Westmount 39 years ago. When they got sick with prostate and ovarian cancer, Tourangeau moved in with her husband to take care of them. She stayed in the house after they died and since then has enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who also live in the area. She walks her granddaughter to school every day, and she said moving away from them will be the hardest part. “It’s hard to move. But there’s not much you can do about it,� she said. However Duhaime said the feedback from the residents has been generally positive. She added that the future improvements to the highway and to the ramp will help with better traffic flow. Vacant homes are being looked after by Hintonburg’s community police of-

ficer, and the ministry has paid for the homeowners’ appraisal costs. “Owners were encouraged to obtain their own appraisal if they desired - at ministry cost,� she said. “Most of the negotiations commenced in April/May 2010. The actual closing dates were chosen by the owners, some preferring early dates while others chose later dates depending on their individual situations.� Tourangeau chose her move-out day to be in September next year because she needs time to organize belongings passed down from her parents.

She also has property on Charleston Lake where she will be building her new home – and where she will live with her husband and her brother. “Everything has memories. My dad was a pack rat and he didn’t get rid of anything,� she said. “It’s going to be overwhelming trying to figure out what to keep. You want to keep everything but you can’t.� Tourangeau said she doesn’t remember any car accidents happening on her street as a result of it being an offramp – residents just knew they had to be careful when crossing.

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Outgoing council should take note of voter confidence

The winds of change are blowing in city hall’s direction – 10 new councillors and a new mayor will enter council chambers come Dec. 1. But until then, we’re going to hear a lot of quacking. Not the usual politicking or the sort of lamenting that came from councillors and candidates during the election period. No, the quacking we have now is the sound of a lameduck council on its last legs. The current council is riding out the last wave of its term, but that wave hasn’t crested yet. Unlike municipalities that take things slowly during the post-election period (lame duck or not), Ottawa will be forging ahead with a number of significant votes. While there is no legal requirement to push ahead

with votes or delay them until the new term begins, there are different schools of thought on the matter. In St. Catharines, for example, the city clerk told media that staff is reducing council’s workload to save some contentious votes for the new council to “put their stamp on,” even though it is not a lame-duck council. Of particular interest back in Ottawa, the first site plan for Lansdowne will come before council this month, and because there is no dollar figure attached, it’s up for this council to give it one more kick at the can. Council can’t vote on things that will cost the city more than $50,000, but that won’t stop it from tackling rezoning Les Soeurs de la Visitation con-

vent in Westboro, and a portion of a land exchange deal for the South March Highlands proposed by Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson. Both of those issues are expected to be on the agenda. While it is comforting that our current council isn’t throwing in the towel and intends to get something done before it leaves, councillors should consider the way voters have spoken. Electors gave council a resounding new mandate, and whether or not we see much change in position with the councillors-elect, the point is that voters wanted something new. The voters have put their faith in a new slate, and that’s something council should be aware of as it wades into votes this month.

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nce it was clear that Jim Watson was going to be the next mayor of Ottawa, a somewhat distracted television commentator tried to sum things up: “Jim Watson is someone who can stickhandle the city over some turbulent waters,” he said. A word to the wise: Keep Jim at city hall and away from canoes. This is not to say that there wasn’t someone in the mayoralty race with expertise in paddling with a hockey stick. With 20 candidates in the race, it is entirely possible. The problem is, how could any of us voters have known? On election day, the sight of those 20 names on the ballot was a shock, accompanied by a momentary fear of being unable to find your favourite’s name. And it brought to mind an ancient gem of local political wisdom — that candidates with names beginning earlier in the alphabet have an advantage. There are clearly some flaws in the theory — for example, the fact that a candidate beginning with W won this time; and in the previous election, the candidate beginning with O beat the candidates beginning with C and M. Still, you can see how a less than perfectly informed voter might take the easy way out when faced with 20 choices

CHARLES GORDON Funny Town and looking for someone who can stickhandle over troubled waters. Now, we would not even be considering such options if the voters were well-informed about those 20 candidates. But even with all our sophisticated means of communication that does not seem possible. Those responsible for news coverage and candidate debates, our main sources of candidate information, narrowed their focus to four mayoralty candidates, leaving the other 16 to fend for themselves. This is understandable. You’ve probably been to all-candidates meeting where, before you get to hear the candidates you’re interested in, you have to endure what feels like hours of the ravings of nuisance candidates, going on about substances in the water, magnetic orbiting public transit systems and the need for cat licences. But here’s the thing: not all little-known candidates are

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Getting to know Katherine Hobbs a program in Internet marketing but when she went to Ethiopia in 2003, that’s when she realized she came back to Ottawa with a different set of eyes. “I thought about sewers, water and roads. When you don’t have those things for a year, you look at it differently,” Katherine said. “I see us heading down that slippery slope where we don’t want to spend the money on infrastructure, then it ends up costing far more.” In her Ottawa life, Katherine dove into her community – volunteering with the Capital Crime Writers group and advocating for literacy and reading programs in school. She said one of her passions is working with youth.

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Just before Katherine Hobbs won the council seat in Kitchissippi Ward, her mom Katie said she ate at the grown-up table for the first time on Thanksgiving. “My sister’s kids were all down at that end. I guess you stay there until there’s no room for you,” Katherine laughed. “But it was really lovely to look at that and how they matured and grew.” Most recently her mother, father and uncle dropped by her small campaign office on Wellington Street, cleaning up the debris left from her supporters, family and friends on election night – which her mother Katie said was the proudest moment for the entire family. On hands and knees, they even helped their daughter and niece clean up the bright green signs she had taken down. While everyone worked away, Katherine’s mom offered the group some cookies from a plastic bag. It’s this strong family bond that Hobbs said has been an inspiration to her throughout her 54-year-long life – from being a shy little girl, to a businesswoman at Bell Canada, a world traveller and soon an Ottawa city councillor for Kitchissippi Ward. As the middle child between a brother and sister, Katherine came from a family of five. Her mother said Katherine was shy growing up, but always had a good heart. She never expected her daughter would get involved in politics, let alone be elected a city


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Katherine Hobbs, who was recently elected to the council seat for Kitchissippi Ward, signs a poster for a supporter walking by her office on Wellington Street. councillor. “She was a good little girl and then she got to be a teenager,” Katie laughed. In high school, her father Dick said she wasn’t that involved in extra-curricular activities and doesn’t remember many report cards coming home. Katherine laughs as she reminds him how she flunked out of her Home Economics class. But her sense of adventure later on in life made Dick most proud of his daughter, and it was during those years he knew she would go on to do great things. Katherine worked at Bell Canada for 20 years, and started at a time when women weren’t given the best jobs. “It was hard to succeed in business,” she said. “It’s still is a difficult road, but nothing like it was then.” Katherine worked in communications when Bell was

trying to reduce their workforce by 20,000. She worked as a communications consultant internally for executives to help them make the transition with their groups and help their employees. While she built a solid career, Katherine wanted to do something a little extra for herself. That’s when a friend in Human Resources told her to make a list of 50 things she would do if time and money were no object. “I wrote down things that I was interested in. Taking care of women and children in other countries was one, and learning how to play pool - which I never did. I gave up on that one,” she said. Katherine admits that becoming a councillor wasn’t on her list – but as she wrote, she realized how community-based her aspirations were. She eventually headed to Vancouver where she took

Everything came to a halt when Katherine got to work on her campaign where she and her supporters spent every hour of the day for nine months, getting out into the community, listening to people and knocking on doors. While she thanks her friends for all of her support, she said she couldn’t have achieved the success in her life without her strong support at home.

Katherine has never been married and doesn’t have children, and she said people often ask her if she’s lonely or ever feels she’s missing out on something. “That’s just the way it worked out. I wasn’t fortunate enough to be in that circumstance and have children. So it just worked out that way, and you have to be happy with whatever you end up with,” Katherine said. “If I had the opportunity to have children, it would’ve been wonderful. But I don’t think my life isn’t wonderful because I don’t have that.” She jokes that not having children has given her better sleep at night, and when she babysits her nieces and nephews she can see what her parents went through with her and her siblings. As a woman in politics, she encourages other young women to think about getting involved as they’re growing up. But overall, she said the most important piece of advice she can give is to do what you fear if you want to succeed in life. “I’d strongly encourage young people to get involved at a young age and stay involved,” she said. “If you look at something and say I could never do that - do it.”

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Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, stands at the site of Ottawa’s first roof-top solar panel system, designed to generate electricity for Huntington Properties Stafford-Road office building.

JENNIFER MCINTOSH A Bells Corners business is the first in the city to power up using solar power. Huntington Properties officially flipped the switch on their Stafford Road-property’s roof-top solar unit on Oct. 29. Huntington also has plans for four other solar powered units to completed on buildings they own by the end of November. The other two in Ottawa are on Boyd Avenue and Churchill Avenue North. The company also has another project at the Pacific Safety Products Inc. building on Fourth Avenue in Arnprior. “As far as we are concerned, going solar just makes good business sense.” company president Alan Whitten said. “As well as being an eco-friendly, clean and innovative source of power, solar energy production will provide a good rate of return for investors.” The project is made possible by the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program. Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, said the province is in much better shape to face demands on electricity then it was when McGuinty took over the helm and it is thanks to new and innovative ways of making energy. “We have gone from having emergency backup generators in the streets of Toronto to having a surplus,” he said. “Ontario has a plan that includes solar, nuclear and other forms of energy – the days of dirty, coal-burning energy are gone.” Chiarelli pledges that coal-fired plants will be made obsolete by 2014. Under the FIT and microFIT Programs, businesses or private individuals will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years. Huntington has been working on the project for a year. Chris Poirier, a local contractor and president of EFit Solar Energy, said that he was approached by Whitten to decide what could be done to introduce solar panels on the buildings roof. “We are in the business of building buildings,” Poirier said. “So it made sense for us to be part of building the solar panels.” The solar panels weigh 44 pounds each and have a glass casing, making it possible for them to withstand an inch-and-half piece of hail. Whitten said panels in Arizona have been proven to last in excess of 55 years — much longer than the 20-year contract with the province. The panels also come with a software program that monitors the energy savings and generation. Over the month-long period before the official launch of the system, the program measured the panels had saved the equivalent of 33 gallons of gasoline, 1,142 light bulbs and planted eight trees. The system also monitors the panels for debris and sends Whitten an email letting him know if there is an obstruction that would affect the operation. “It is really all done in real time,” Whitten said. “This is the technology of the future.”

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The rehabilitation of a forested area in Belltown will serve as a model for how the National Capital Commission (NCC) will address trees being cut down on its land. But despite those efforts, residents in the area say trees and shrubs will likely continue to be cut down because people want better views of the Ottawa River. The NCC is planning to plant more trees and protect existing vegetation along the river north of Carling, between Andrew Haydon Park and Britannia Park. A bike and pedestrian path were re-paved this fall and benches and other features were added, and now the NCC is looking at how to improve the environmental aspect of the area. Deforestation is a particular concern in the area because the river’s edge gets a lot of impact from water rushing around a turn in the river, said Julie Mulligan, the NCC landscape architect who is managing the project. The NCC will put up educational signs advising people that the pathway is a rehabilitation area and no cutting is allowed; however, if trees continue to be cut down, the NCC will erect a 1.8-metre (six-foot) high chain link fence to protect the trees. It’s an approach the NCC will likely use as a model for other locations with similar concerns, Mulligan said. “This will help us address this in other areas where it happens,� Mulligan said. But some residents in the neighbourhood say signs will do little to stop the cutting. “They want the view of the river – that’s why they moved here,� said Lance Pelletier, who is familiar with the area because his grandparents have lived on Scrivens Street for more than 50 years. “I think you’re still going to see cutting,� he said. Daniel Aarons, who lives on nearby Boyce Avenue, said he doesn’t want to see any more trees cut down. But he added that he thinks the area is already pretty forested and wondered if it was necessary to plant more trees. “It’s pretty natural right now,� he said. Trees, shrubs and other vegetation are vital to prevent soil erosion and ensure that the waterfront area acts as a buffer between the river ecosystem and the urban area. “Its importance is not that it is highly ecologically significant, but it acts as a filter,� for pollutants and stormwater, Mulligan said. Many of the homes in Belltown would have been built when the area was cleared of all brush and served as a beach from around 1910 to 1970, Mulligan said. She said the area is probably more forested now than it has been for 100 years, because of a recent realization about the importance of vegetation in “riparian�

or waterfront areas. “We are starting to see regeneration, and we need that more than ever because of increasing urbanization,� Mulligan said. There are three areas where the views will be maintained, Mulligan said. Three stormwater drainage areas restrict tree growth, creating natural clearings to the river. “We agree – that is an opportunity for a clear view,� Mulligan said. Residents in the area led the charge to stop cutting when they commissioned a study in 2002 and ’03. Photo by Laura Mueller The results of that report, called the Belltown Trees and Vistas Community Trees and vegetation surrounding newly paved section of the Capital Pathway in BellStudy, formed the basis for the NCC’s re- town will be renaturalized, with a buffer area around the path for cyclist safety. habilitation plan. Cutting of trees was one of the issues The All-New 2011 SCIONS TOYOTA that came up when the NCC held an open YOUR DEALERSHIP WITHIN A DEALERSHIP house at the Nepean Sailing Club on Oct. 26 to get public feedback on the plan. Low-hanging tree branches would be xD xB trimmed back to prevent them from in401 tC juring cyclists and pedestrians. Branches 1.877.686.2228 lower than three metres high from the Coming iQ Soon! We’re your EASTERN 1025 Dundas St. W. Whitby path would be cut back. ONTARIO SCION CONNECTION! One metre on each side of the path 422245 would also be cleared. Planting could begin next year, as both the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority have committed funds to purchase plants and trees, Mulligan said.


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Carling Avenue named in Ontario’s 20 worst roads Carling Avenue has the dubious honour of being on the annual top-20 list of worst roads in Ontario once again. Following a six-week campaign in which CAA North & East Ontario (CAANEO) encouraged motorists to voice their concerns for crumbling infrastructure in their respective communities, the Ontario Worst Roads Campaign has released its highly-anticipated Top 20 Worst Roads list, with an astounding six roads from CAANEO’s region making the final list. Two Ottawa roads are on the list. Riverside Road, coming in 14, ranks marginally worse than Carling Avenue, which sits in the 20th spot. “Appreciating the diverse municipal roadways nominated to this year’s list, CAA North & East Ontario is extremely pleased with the results, as it clearly demonstrates the fact that any municipality, regardless of size, can have a road nominated and recognized as being in need of repair,” said Korey Kennedy, manager of public

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Riverside Drive, pictured above, and Carling Avenue were both voted onto CAA’s list of Ontario’s worst roads. and government affairs for CANNEO. “With a municipal election having been recently conducted in Ontario, CAANEO is hopeful that new and returning municipal politicians will continue to keep their respective municipal infrastructure portfolios at the forefront.” This year six roads from CAANEO’s territory made the Top 20 list, proof that

motorists in many local communities are frustrated with aging roads and bridges. Pelican Falls Road in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout came in at the top of the list, partly because an area high school took the initiative to let others know about the state of the rural roadway. One voter noted the potential dangers associated with

driving on Pelican Falls Road: “As a charter bus driver I do frequent trips into Pelican Falls (High School) and the road is in places unsafe with potholes, frost heaves and broken asphalt. Previously, I have refused to drive students on this road due to the condition of its surface. This definitely is the worst road that I have had to drive on in Ontario. Something must be done by the powers to be before a tragedy occurs.” No strangers to the Top 20 list, Riverside Drive and Carling Avenue again made the list, a clear indication that Ottawa drivers want to see rehabilitation finally clean up these main roadways, noted a statement issued by CAANEO. A new road on the Top 20 came from Pembroke, as residents complained about its broken and patched pavement. The Top 20 list of worst roads is now in its eighth year. It is a joint venture between CAANEO, CAA South Central Ontario, CAA Niagara and the Ontario Road Builders’ Association.

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Behind the curtain

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shop can look a bit messy with props strewn all over the room. “Right now it looks like a bomb went off,” joked Darryl Bennett, head of lighting.

Stretchers, wool blankets and soldier gear are strewn around the rehearsal studio at the theatre. It’s a work in progress and two weeks before show time. Actors, tech guys and those working behind the scenes are putting the final touches on Vimy for the theatre Great Canadian Theatre Company’s fourth season.


THE WARDROBE Since the theatre doesn’t generally have historical plays, the actors often do their own hair and makeup and costumes are usually donated. “When we have a particular need for dyeing especially, we have our crew trained and doing that stuff so they usually help out with it,” said Kevin Falkingham, marketing and communications manager for the company. While the theatre’s actors aren’t usually doing plays with elaborate hair and makeup, there are times when the head of wardrobe steps in to help with a costume. “Our head of wardrobe is a seamstress in her own right,” Falkingham explained among the row of costumes, which includes an old-style wooden wheelchair.

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up. The theatre even has its own prop shop where most of the props are donated as well. The lighting is also done where a lot of the props are stored – one day is dedicated to the hanging of the lights and the next day is for focusing the lights. A few weeks before a show, the prop

When actors have a long break in between scenes, they’ll hang out in the theatre’s green room where there are old couches – and sometimes to fall asleep on between longer scenes. There is a speaker system set up in the green room for actors where they can hear what’s happening on stage, and they know their cues to get back on. Keeping with the theatre’s green, LEED certification, the full kitchen in the green room also fits with the theatre’s LEED certification for energy efficiency – it has dishes that the actors can share and reuse. Two weeks before the opening of Vimy, the men’s dressing room at the GCTC already smells like camp. “The costumes are old, wool trousers and that’s where the smell is coming from,” Falkingham explained. In the women’s change room, mirrors line the walls with light bulbs hanging straight across. See CATCH page 23


From BEHIND page 22 During a quick change, costumes are ready to go in the dressing room with an apprentice stage manager acting as the performers’ dresser. “A lot of actors let go of their modesty long ago,” Falkingham laughed. “I’ve been known to walk into a rehearsal hall and see an actor half-naked. It’s one of those things you kind of get used to.” There are also full shower facilities in the dressing room for actors who might have a more active role in a play. Under hot lights, actors often get sweaty and will want to shower after a performance. THE REHEARSAL SET The theatre company has a stage specifically for the rehearsals. Two weeks before the opening of Vimy, soldier’s costumes, stretchers and some step ladders are scattered around the room while the actors practice for opening night. On the ground, tape is used to map out what the actual stage looks like so actors will know where to move within restrictions. It’s all a work in progress, and a mock

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Props like these First World War era beds can be found in the rehearsal studio where actors practice. This set is a work in progress and isn’t what the audience will see during the regular play. up of what the set will look like on stage. Linda Moore, director of Vimy, said those involved in plays are always superstitious, so one of the rituals she follows in the weeks leading up to a play is to stay positive. “Some people have elaborate rituals of throwing salt over your shoulder and turning around three times,” Moore said. “But I don’t talk about bad things that might happen because you’re asking for trouble.” Moore said that as a director, she will usually see the play during the previews and opening night, but after it opens, the stage manager will give the cast and crew feedback. She said she’s also there in the last couple weeks before opening night at the tech rehearsals to make sure all the stag-

ing is right. Normally Moore does research into any play she does, and Vimy was no exception. This type of research is what actor James Stuart Macdonald is doing as he prepares in the final weeks leading up to opening night. “I’ve been reading Pierre Burton’s Vimy and it talks about how no one can describe what happened in the trenches,” said Macdonald. He said the descriptions of men in the trenches, crawling on their hands and knees with shells bursting around them, have helped him in his acting for the play. Macdonald’s rituals before a performance include doing something backstage while the play is happening to keep his mind focused. For example, he played Sudoku behind the scenes at a recent play he did about numbers. This time around, he’s not sure what he might do. “It might have something to do with reading Vimy, and discovering something new in the book while tuning into the scene and coming in with something fresh,” he said.

warehouse with all the play’s materials jammed into one room. With a flashlight in her mouth, the former head of wardrobe would be digging through a sea of props and costumes to prepare for opening night, Falkingham said. But now, at its current location in Westboro, the Great Canadian Theatre Company has a variety of rooms designated for each aspect of a play – everything from costumes to dressing rooms and lights. But it also has a team of people – both onstage and off – who have made it all happen for more than three decades.

MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF PLAYS The GCTC wasn’t always on the corner of Wellington and Holland Avenue. It was started in 1974 by five Carleton students and professors who wanted to see more Canadian works on stage. Falkingham said the old location on Gladstone Avenue was basically a

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Darryl Bennett, head of lighting, works with some of the lights that will be used for the play.

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Pelly and Sigourney Shaw in lead roles – tried out for the Players four years ago on a “lark” when his sister had children in the group and has loved acting out the larger than life characMost plays cater to the interests of either ters ever since. adults or children. But the Lakeside Players “She’s a fun character to work with,” he said. aim to have their plays cater to both. “I try and do something a little different with The not-for-profit group will conduct the chilher to give her that uniqueness in the quality dren’s fairytale Little Red Riding Hood during that people begin to expect.” upcoming shows – but with a twist. He said audience members will enjoy the The performance will not only be in unique, yet topical humour, featuring reference panto style – a British method where audience to the Britannia area. members are encouraged to engage in the As well, the play will have 24-memact by cheering the heroes and jeerber children’s chorus, a group that’s ing the villains – but will also feacertainly well-accomplished. ture many Canadiana references as Children’s chorus has even perwell. formed The Wizard of Oz at the NaActors from across Ottawa will be tional Arts Centre, with a professional travelling in canoes, singing folks touring company. songs, and mentioning the names of “We’re really proud of them,” famous hockey teams throughout the volunteer Sandy Erler said, whose performance. son Will, 8, will be a sheep the choir. The play will mark their 21st annual “They’re a professional group even performance. It will run at the Ron though there are performers as Colbis Centre from Nov. 11 to 14. young as five.” Barrhaven resident Harold SwafTickets are $5 for children, $8 for field will be performing in the play seniors and students and $10 for as a dame trot, a role typical for a panto act, and a role he’s used to play- Local actor Harold adults and can be purchased at www. Swaffield portrays a or by calling ing. Swaffield – who will be joined by dame trot in panto 613-667-2224. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. two Manotick high school students style.

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The last time the Hornets Nest hosted OFSAA cross-country almost a decade ago, there was no pavement on the course.

The OFSAA cross-country running championships will be coming to the nation’s capital this time next year, but where exactly the competition will be staged remains up in the air. Two locations are the front-runners – Walter Baker Park in Kanata and the Hornets Nest in Blackburn Hamlet. “Both courses have their drawbacks, and both courses have something to offer,” explains Glebe cross-country coach Kirk Dillabaugh, noting opinion is divided amongst the OFSAA organizing committee members. “Personally, I’d like to see it out in Kanata. It’s something different.” Dillabaugh lists the wide-open Walter Baker layout as a big advantage for spectators, it’s easy logistically to set up the course as well as sponsor/registration tents, and there are indoor washroom facilities next door at the Kanata recreation centre. “Some of the concerns out there is that it’s kind of boring,” Dillabaugh adds. “It’s not as exciting as it could be since you’re running around soccer fields for the most

part. We do have that little stretch through the woods, and the hill, but it’s pretty flat for the most part. “That’s what the Hornets Nest has to offer – it’s definitely hilly terrain and there’s a lot of trail running.” But the Hornets Nest also has its problems – two-way traffic during a few segments in the woods can cause confusion, and with the spread-out course, it’s quite difficult for spectators to follow the action. “Especially for the midget girls’ and junior girls’ race, you see them run around the soccer fields and then they disappear until the race is over,” Dillabaugh notes. Another major concern is that the first portion of the trail through the woods near Green’s Creek is now paved, which wasn’t the case when OFSAA was held at the Hornets Nest nearly a decade ago. “OFSAA’s the first week of November,” Dillabaugh cautions. “If we get any snow, ice or freezing rain – even without it, those downhills are pretty treacherous with the pavement.” The athletes who wear crosscountry running spikes especially hate pounding down on pavement,

although Natalie Côté sees a solution – it would require lots of them, but the Colonel By coach suggests they put down padded mats to cover the paved section. “(The Hornets Nest) is not the best course, but the other one is a field where you zigzag the whole time,” Côté says. “I think crosscountry should be kind of muddy and tough. They keep saying the (Kanata) course for the spectators, but cross-country’s about the kids.” Dillabaugh would actually prefer to host the high school provincials at Mooney’s Bay, although that’s not an option because there isn’t an area that could accommodate the required 65-metre wide start line. Côté, meanwhile, would like organizers to look into holding the race around Pineview Municipal Golf Course. The organizing committee will meet at the conclusion of this fall’s cross-country season to choose the future OFSAA location. “Some people will be unhappy either way, but at the same time, we’re eager to put on the best OFSAA we can,” Dillabaugh emphasizes. “No matter which site gets chosen, I’m sure everybody will jump on board.”

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Knights capture cross-country crown by .01 seconds BY DAN PLOUFFE

There was no doubt it was going to be a close race between the Nepean Knights and the Colonel By Cougars in the senior girls’ team competition at last week’s national capital cross-country running championships. Last year, Colonel By won the city title, although Nepean finished higher at the OFSAA provincial championships. A week before this year’s city finals, each team won its conference meet by very comfortable margins, setting the stage for the showdown on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Hornets Nest in Blackburn Hamlet. In the end, the finish couldn’t possibly have been any tighter. Ruth Burrowes was the first Knights runner to cross the finish line in fifth place, followed closely by teammates Clara Moore and Kayla Jones in seventh and ninth. The Cougars, meanwhile, came through in second, eighth and 12th with their first three of four scoring runners. That meant the gold medal would come down to the race between each team’s fourth runners – Emily Seale of Colonel By and Nepean’s Charlotte van Walraven, who had battled throughout the five-kilometre race and were neck-andneck heading into the final uphill and straightaway sprint. If Seale won, the teams’ scores would be tied, but Colonel By would claim victory by virtue of having the higher-placed fourth runner. Let’s go to van Walraven for the play-by-play of the finish. “I was dreading that last hill the whole

way,” recounts the Grade 12 student. “I hear the Colonel By coach yelling, ‘Get Charlotte! If we don’t get her, then we can’t win!’ So then I thought, ‘OK, she cannot pass me!’ “She did pass me on the uphill, and I was thinking, ‘Oh no!’ because I usually don’t have a very good sprint at the end,

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Nepean’s Charlotte van Walraven (above) beat a Colonel By Cougars runner to the finish line by one-hundredth of a second to give her senior girls’ team a cross-country city championship on Thursday, Oct. 28

but I wanted it really badly. She kind of died because she went so hard up the hill, so I passed her and I had the best sprint finish of my life. It was really close, for sure.” The official time? Van Walraven: 21 minutes, 21.93 seconds. Seale: 21:21.94. One-hundredth of a second decided it. “The whole race, I was thinking, ‘OK, every place counts. I have to beat the Colonel By people,’” van Walraven explains. “We’re all really good friends, so it doesn’t really matter who wins, but we really wanted to win for sure.” The final result might not have been quite as close had Moore not tripped on two occasions during the race, although the Ottawa Lions athlete notes that the victory demonstrates that they’ve got a strong team since others can step up even if something unexpected occurs. No. 5 runner Kiah Thorslund wasn’t much farther back either, finishing within a minute of van Walraven in 24th spot. “It’s really, really good because we all push ourselves in training, and outside,” Moore says, adding that the Nepean athletes have several different sporting focuses with a couple of cross-country skiers and soccer players. “It’s kind of cool because we all do different things, but we all push ourselves and still do really well with the depth on our team.” The Knights would like to improve on their 22nd-place showing from last year’s OFSAA when they compete in the 2010 provincials on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Etobicoke. The Nepean senior girls will be joined at OFSAA by the midget boys’ team of Jacob Schroeter, Makai Roberge, Peter

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Ruth Burrowes was the top finisher for the city-champion Nepean Knights, who edged the Colonel By Cougars by two points to win the senior girls’ cross-country title on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Hornets Nest in Blackburn Hamlet. Silins, Rowan Abraham and Daniel Toplis – the second-place finishers in their category. Bronze medallist Alex Berhe of Woodroffe also earned a trip to OFSAA thanks to his third-place effort in the senior boys’ race. The best two teams of five runners (with the placings of the top four athletes combining to form the team score) from the national capital meet qualified for OFSAA, along with the top-three individuals not already qualified with their team.

Nepean’s Clara Moore leads a pack of runners up the Green’s Creek toboggan hill Moore’s senior girls’ team edged Colonel By for first place at the Thursday, Oct. 28 event.

OFSAA QUALIFIERS • Nepean senior girls (first place) - Ruth Burrowes, Clara Moore, Kayla Jones, Charlotte van Walraven, Kiah Thorslund • Nepean midget boys (second place) - Jacob Schroeter, Makai Roberge, Peter Silins, Rowan Abraham, Daniel Toplis • Woodroffe’s Alex Berhe (third, senior boys)



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Munter will oversee $2.25billion health budget STAFF Kanata Kourier founder and former mayoral contender Alex Munter has been named the CEO of the body that oversees health-care funding for most of eastern Ontario. Munter will officially begin his duties as chief executive officer of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) on Jan. 24, 2011, when he will succeed the current CEO, Dr. Robert Cushman. Munter’s most recent role was as the executive director of the Youth Services Bureau, a children’s mental health agency in Ottawa with 20 locations in Ottawa. “I reported to Alex Munter when I was Medical Officer of Health,” Cushman stated in a press release. “Time and again, I saw him bring people together to work through tough issues like the reorganization of ambulance services, our smoke-free bylaw or the


ALEX MUNTER expansion of home support services. He has the tenacity and knowledge needed to be LHIN CEO.” Munter, 42, served as a city and regional councillor for

Kanata from 1991 until 2003 and was defeated by Mayor Larry O’Brien in the 2006 municipal election. Munter has served on the Ottawa-Carleton District Health Council (1994-97), as co-chair of the Regional Task Force on Health Care (1998-99) and as a member of the Ontario Public Health Capacity Review Committee and chair of its governance panel (2005-06). The Champlain LHIN has an annual budget of $2.25 billion to fund 11 agencies across the region. LHINs oversee nearly twothirds of Ontario’s health-care budget by planning, integrating and funding services for hospitals, community health centres, long-term care facilities and mental health and addiction services. While they do not directly provide the services, they are intended to provide a community-wide focus for how health-care funds are allocated.

Refugee health program gets funding, looks to expand LAURA MUELLER

A one-of-a-kind health screening program for refugees is back on its feet after receiving $50,000 in funding. The program, which brings a nurse practitioner to Reception House (also know as Maison Thérèse Dallaire), has operated since 2008 and serves about 600 government-funded refugees who settle across the city. The program received $77,500 from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network when it started two years ago, and has since received about $45,000 more from the LHIN, but funding ran out in March, said Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Somerset West Community Health Centre. “We were in the 11th hour,” McCarthy said. “It could have all gone down the tubes.” The health centre partners with the Catholic Immigration Centre (CIC) to run the health screening program, which McCarthy said is essential for the

high-risk population it serves. The CIC had been finding money to keep the program going since last spring, McCarthy said. “It’s an important piece to get them ready and starting to adapt,” he said. The nurse practitioner, assisted by clerical helpers, provides immunizations, OHIP cards and basic health screening to refugees. These refugees may have suffered severe persecution, including torture, imprisonment, forced labour and forced relocation in their homeland and are considered to be more at risk than the general refugee population. McCarthy said last week’s funding announcement bodes well for a potential expansion of the program to include all newcomers – something McCarthy said he hopes could happen as early as the spring. He said he is optimistic that the LHIN could play a role in that expansion by providing ongoing funding, instead of the one-time grants it has been receiving to this point.

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• NOV. 17 Woodpark Community Association board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Carlingwood Library.

• NOV. 20 The Woodpark Community Association annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at the Carlingwood Library.

• NOV. 6 The SLOWest Coffeehouse at Bridgehead is held the first Saturday of every month at the Wellington Street Bridgehead (1277 Wellington St.W.). These will be informal evenings of connection and conversation enriched with the work of local musicians, poets and storytellers. In November, the series will feature poets Anne Le Dressay and Mary Lee Bragg. Ottawa Contra Dance presented by Old Sod Folk Music Society. An evening of contra dance with the live music of 3 Dollar Bills. No partner necessary. All dances taught and called by Adina Gordon. The dance starts at 8 p.m., with a beginners’ lesson at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students, and free for youth 16 years and under. The dance takes place at Churchill Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd.).

• NOV. 6 AND 7 Annual art studio tour and fundraiser, 195 Woodroofe Ave. (at Carlingwood), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oil paintings by Margaret Chwialkowska inspired by the Ottawa River and local landscape. A portion of the proceeds from on-site sales and silent auction will be donated to the Ottawa Riverkeeper, a registered, charitable organization dedicated to protecting, promoting and improving the ecological health and future of the Ottawa River. For more information call: Tel: 613-729-9351 or visit www. and www.artistsincanada. com/margaret

• NOV. 7 Manotick Brass and St. Stephen’s Choir will give a concert on Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Ave.The brass quintet has been asked to give a week of concerts in Cuba in February. Proceeds from the concert will go to Manotick Brass and St. Stephen’s Church. Please join us for an evening of toe-tapping, hum-along favourites. Tickets at the door or from the church office. $10/ adult, $5/child, $25/family. St. Stephen’s Office: 613-728-0558

• NOV. 12 AND 13 The School of Dance presents Solos at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 and on Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This performance of new and dynamic dance works will be showcased at Arts Court, Studio A. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors. For tickets and more information, please call 613-238-7838.

• NOV. 12 TO 14 Naru 2 U anime convention will be held at the Travelodge Hotel And Convention Centre (1376 Carling Ave.). Featuring 404 Impov, Otowa Taiko drummers, SJ-games, Elan games,

It’s fun to be Ukrainian Zabava 2010 - A fundraising event for the Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Society at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall (1000 Byron Ave.) starting 6 p.m. Enjoy live music by Zirka, a traditional dinner and performances by Svitanok. Contact 613-831-5822 or for information and tickets. Ottawa Contra Dance presented by Old Sod Folk Music Society. An evening of contra dance with the live music of the Old Sod Band. No partner necessary. All dances taught and called by Adina Gordon. The dance starts at 8 p.m., with a beginners’ lesson at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for students, and free for youth 16 years and under. The dance takes place at Churchill Recreation Centre (345 Richmond Rd.). Food Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 579 Parkdale Ave. (corner of Sherwood Drive). Deli, frozen foods, candy, baking, gift baskets, German food table and coffee. St. Richard’s Christmas Bazaar, 9 Rossland Ave., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bake table, crafts, jewelry, plants, pet treats, Book Nook, Nearly New Shop, La Boutique, garage sale and attic treasures. Tea Room 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

• NOV.24 The Westboro Community Association annual general meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Churchill Seniors Centre on Richmond Road/Churchill Ave. Westboro residents (members and non-members) are all invited to attend. Your feedback shapes the agenda for the coming year, so the WCA needs to hear about your top issues.

• NOV. 25 TO 28 Ottawa Guild of Potters Sale, the most comprehensive sale of pottery in the region featuring functional and decorative pieces by more than 70 potters. Free admission. Thursday: 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hellenic Banquet Centre (1315 Prince of Wales Dr.).

• NOV. 27 The Hintonburg Community Association is hosting its 2010 Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St., upstairs in the gym). The 3i Summit 2010 will be held at the Great Canadian Theatre Company The 3i Summit 2010 draws on the life work, dreams and inspiration of dozens of Ottawa’s most dynamic innovators. Just like we did in the inaugural 3i Summit 2009, we will bring together a unique blend of world renowned architects, artists, Olympic athletes, poets, award winning professors, musical prodigies, homeless people, writers, youth activists. 424260


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