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AGH gets new sterilization equipment thanks to community important to us,” she said. “Thankfully due to the comEMC News – The Almonte munity we have the equipment General Hospital (AGH) has we need to do what we have eight new pieces of equipment to do. What the community is thanks to the generosity of the doing is making a difference.” The project started with the community. The hospital’s Central need for a new sterilizer but it Sterilization and Reprocess- soon expanded to meet current ing (CSR) area now includes accreditation standards. “Because the standards the following items: sterilizer, prep and pack table, endosco- have changed so much with Accreditation py sink, a douCanada, the ble sink, stain- “We can now project grew, less steel work increase our tables, state-of- volumes in surgery and with all those funds the art scope we were able storage cabinet and we are not to meet those with continual struggling to get standards,” said air flow, heat instruments turned Hirkala. “The sealing station project grew and a washer around.” very quickly.” and disinfector TAMMY HIRKALA ACUTE CARE MANAGER, AGH The new (paid for and equipment is being delivered made completely of stainless from Sweden). The planning for the proj- steel compared to the previect started well over a year ous set up which was made of ago with the construction hap- wood and is also now height pening over the summer. It adjustable and more ergonomwas completed at the end of ically correct. “The stainless steel does not August. The total project cost harbour bacteria,” explained $220,000, which was com- Hirkala. “It’s now the standard pletely raised by the commu- and it’s easy to keep clean.” The hospital was in need nity through the AGH Founof a new sterilizer because its dation. “That’s amazing,” said volumes had increased and it Tammy Hirkala, acute care needed to meet the increase in manager at AGH. “I still can’t demand. As well, the previous believe the money was there machine was 28 years old and for us to start. We would not they were unable to order rebe able to do a project like this placement parts for it. without the community.” The CSR prepares all of Hirkala cannot thank the the surgical instruments and community enough for the equipment (scissors, scalpels, support the hospital has re- etc.) throughout the entire ceived. hospital. “These are fiscally tough “We can now increase our times for all health care pro- volumes in surgery and we viders and their support is so are not struggling to get inBy TIFFANY LEPACK



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EMC Events – Book your lane and plan your costume because the 2nd Annual Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary Bowlathon is just around the corner. The bowlathon, a fundraiser for the CPDMH, takes place on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 12 to 8 p.m. at Visions Bowling Centre, 49 Bridge St. in Carleton Place. Auxiliary members Suzanne Empey and Donna Petrie are co-chairing the event.

struments turned around,” explained Hirkala. “We can re-process the instruments in a shorter time.” The new equipment is also extremely high tech and is all hooked into their server, and they are able to monitor any

issues quickly and efficiently. “If something is not quite right the company can trouble shoot remotely and come here if need,” said Hirkala. “They will be able to find the problem before we do which is fantastic.”

“Last year’s bowlathon was a great success,” said Empey, “and everyone had a wonderful time.” Sixteen (16) groups participated and $6,000 was raised for the hospital. “This year we would like to surpass 2012’s total,” said Empey. There is no fee to register a team, which is made up of five players; however, each participant collects pledges. “We encourage members to gather pledges of $50 or more,” said Empey. Pledge sheets are available at the CPDMH Gift Shoppe and online – www.carleton- events.aro. “There is a reward for the person who brings in the most money,” said Empey, “and prizes will handed out each hour.” Participants receive free shoe rental and a drink ticket, which is redeemable at the snack bar. Each team will bowl for one hour at a predetermined time slot. “Groups can request a specific time; however, it is important to register early to secure the spot,” said Empey. There is space for 48 teams. “We would be happy with

20 to 25 groups,” said the cochair, “as we are still a young event and we are learning as we go.” Registration and time slots for bowling can be arranged by contacting Empey at 613257-4880 or Wayne Cavanagh of 92.3 JACK FM will be stopping by to lend support, handing out a few of the hourly prizes. “It’s all about having fun, getting some exercise and raising money for the hospital,” said Empey. “Everyone uses the facility.” The event is open to people of all ages.

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“You do not need to be a good bowler,” reminded Empey. In 2013 the CPDMH Auxiliary celebrates its 60th anniversary. “Because it is our 60th anniversary, we are encouraging bowlers to dress up in 1960’s outfits – poof skirts and tie-dye and peace symbol beads,” said Empey. “Our enthusiastic volunteers are driving this event,” she continued. “All of last year’s helpers returned.” Don’t be disappointed, register early for the bowlathon. Have fun and shake off the winter blues.

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The Legendary Patsy Cline tribute coming Parks Canada seeks feedback before lifting to Perth, Kemptville and Smiths Falls EMC Entertainment – In the early ’60s, recording star Patsy Cline took country music uptown, with songs like “I Fall To Pieces,” “Walking After Midnight” and, Willie Nelson’s timeless “Crazy” which became the top jukebox hit of all time. In the process, she created a new musical genre, successfully melding, country, pop and blues styles, like no one before and became the standard by which female country singers are judged to this day. Her concerts were sell-outs and her performances on The Grand Ol’ Opry were popular with millions, in the U.S. and Canada. Her records reached the top of both the country and pop charts and are still popular today, despite her untimely death in a 1963 plane crash. I first witnessed Amberley Beatty’s Legendary Patsy Cline show at the famous Lancaster Opera House, in upstate New York. Her personification of Patsy Cline was so accurate and so deep, it took my breath away. As a longtime Cline fan, I had difficulty taking it all in. The lady “talked the talk” and “walked the walk,” nailing every nuance of every song, centre-stage with the smooth Sweet Dreams, or strolling through the aisles, singing and joking with the audience, as Cline did. Trend Records is pleased to present The Legendary Patsy Cline tribute starring Amberley Beatty & The Sweet Dreams, in concert at three locations throughout the region and tickets are $30, including all taxes and fees. First up is Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. at the Studio Theatre in Perth and tickets can be purchased at Shadowfax (613-267-6817) or 1-800-518-2729. The next evening, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m., the show will be in Kemptville at the North Grenville Municipal Centre and tickets can be purchased from Class Axe Guitars (613258-9119) or at the municipal centre. The last opportunity to see The Legendary Patsy Cline is Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls. Tickets for this show are available at Special Greetings in Smiths Falls (613-283-2244).

freeze on user fees EMC News - Parks Canada has launched public consultations on proposed fee adjustments which will end the five-year Parks Canada fee freeze currently in place. The revenue that is earned from user fees directly supports the quality services that visitors enjoy at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. “I invite Canadians to visit the Parks Canada website (www.parkscanada. to have a look at our fee proposals,” said Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer for Parks Canada. “I believe that what we have proposed is a very reasonable approach to ensuring services and programs for visitors remain economically viable and of the high quality visitors expect, and that Canadians continue to have memorable and meaningful experiences when they visit their treasured places.” Parks Canada is proposing that future fee adjustments be in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in order to respond to annual inflationary operational costs. Most fees will be limited to an adjustment not exceeding the twoyear cumulative percentage of the average CPI. This would occur in two-year intervals thereafter, beginning in 2013. At some Parks Canada places, new fees are being proposed for new services and other fee adjustments may occur for unique loca-

tion-specific services to ensure they can be delivered in the future. While there will be some moderate fee adjustments, other fees may be reduced according to the level of service. To support Canadians and tourism businesses during a difficult economic period, Parks Canada fees have been frozen at 2008 levels until March 31, 2013. For visitors, the fee freeze will end after any proposed fees have been tabled in Parliament following public consultation. The fee freeze will extend 18 months after the fee consultation processes are complete for commercial operators. Parks Canada has more than 3,300 fees for diverse services such as park and site entry, camping, interpretive programs, boat lockage, facility rentals, etc. These revenues are invested in the sites to help pay for the range of quality services and facilities that visitors use and enjoy. The expense of providing services to visitors continues to increase as a result of higher energy and other operational costs. Parks Canada works to ensure Canada’s historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 44 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at the country’s treasured natural and historic places.

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On her 100th birthday, Hilda Scott Davies, seated, greeted her daughter Mary, left, and son Neil at Maple View Lodge in Athens to celebrate her very special day.

Maple View Lodge resident celebrates 100 years over holidays EMC News – With a smile on her face, centenarian Hilda Scott Davies welcomed her lovely family and dear friends to her birthday party at Maple View Lodge in Athens. Among the guests who showered Hilda with love were her eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Born on Dec. 27, 1912, on a farm, west of Maxville, little did Hilda know that one day she would become a nurse. “Grandpa, her father died of cancer in the early ‘30’s,” said son Neil Scott. “Mom took care of him and he was impressed (by her tender attention) and he said, ‘Hilda, you have got to go to become a nurse,’ and so that prompted her to do that.” Hilda took the train from Cornwall to Brockville to enroll in a nursing program. She graduated in 1937. As a nurse, Hilda held a supervisory position and early on practiced her profession in the Cornwall Hospital. “Nursing was her whole life,” indicated Scott. Scott remembers his mother as a person who helped others. She delivered babies and sat up all night long with people

who were ill. Hilda met her future husband when Ted Scott was admitted to the hospital as a patient. “He lived north of Junetown,” said Scott. “One thing led to another and they got married.” There were three children in the family. Besides two sons Neil and the late Donald, there was also a daughter Mary. “They moved from the farm in Junetown in ’47 or ‘48,” offered Scott. “Dad had hurt his back and so they moved to Athens.” When asked about Hilda’s hobbies, Scott referred to collecting antiques, curling and the Maxville Highland Games. “In the early ‘70’s, she became very interested in antiques,” recalled Scott. “She went to auction sales, bought and sold antiques. Actually she started an antique store.” Besides her hobby of antiquing, Hilda also liked to curl while she lived in Maxville. Scott’s parents started the Anglican Church in Maxville which still exists to this day. “The Maxville Highland

Games were a great part of her life which started in 1948,” said Scott. “Until three years ago, she had only missed one attendance to the Games.” Although Hilda has been healthy most of her life, she has a low tolerance to chocolate and dairy products. “Mom eats a basic meal and is a very good sleeper,” said Scott. Hilda lived in her home for many years before entering the Van Horne Manor and has only been at Maple View Lodge for a year and a half. A memory that Scott shared and holds dear is the love that was shared in the family while growing up. “Like everyone else while we were growing up we didn’t have a lot of money, but we certainly had a lot of love in the house which was shared freely,” said Scott. “Mother and dad have always been very supportive of me, my sister and my brother.” Scott feels that his mother’s good genes have led her to this milestone in her life. “She is one of five girls,” said Scott. “Her sister died at the age of 93.” Happy Birthday Hilda!

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Watershed returns to normal EMC News – The Mississippi Valley Low Water Response Team (MVLWRT) has determined that conditions across the watershed warrant moving from the current Level I Low Water Conditions declaration (originally declared July 17, 2012) to a “normal” condition. Although tributaries and flows in the main river system are still below average for this time of year, conditions have improved enough across the watershed to declare the end of the current low water conditions. The warmer temperatures and forecasted rainfall amounts should not create significant runoff this weekend. Residents are advised to use extreme caution when venturing out onto ice-covered waterways. Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) will continue to monitor conditions and report new information as it becomes available. To learn more about Ontario’s Low Water Response program visit: www.mnr. g o v. o n . c a / e n / B u s i n e s s / Water/2ColumnSubPage/ STEL02_164583.html. Find tips on conserving water and daily water levels and flows and other information on the MVC website at Submitted by Mississippi Valley Conservation.

affects our own community library. The first documented run by a woman across Canada had many challenges and rewards and Stott’s run across our country’s varied terrain, her encounters with animals and formidable weather, captures the imagination. She will document her background, training and the highs as well as the lows of

the run, and the aftermath of her ordeal. She has written a book for, and to inspire, young people – Heart of Gold, Will of Iron. Overcoming her many serious challenges provides food for thought. Goldman has been chief librarian of the local library since 2011. Technology affects the way people access information, and changes in

the philosophy and perception of libraries has created the possibility of a new type of community involvement. In the last two years the Perth Union Library has completed a strategic planning process to transform it into a true community hub. Goldman comes to the task with a varied background and set of skills. Find out about her, your

library and what plans there are to accomplish this transformative change. CFUW is an organization of women, linked regionally, nationally and internationally, promoting quality education, participation in public affairs concerning justice, human rights, social and environmental issues, and the improvement in the status of women – all in an

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EMC News – After a most successful Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour, thanks to our volunteers and the community at large, the public is now invited to come to the first meeting in the new year of the Canadian Federation of University Women – Perth and District (CFUW). This will take place on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Perth Legion Building (26 Beckwith St., E.,) when two dynamic women will speak – Guinness Book of Record’s Beryl Stott, talking of her cross-Canada run, and Elizabeth Goldman, chief executive officer (CEO), Perth and District Union Public Library, discussing the changes in the general perception of libraries and how this change in thinking


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Strike it ‘big’ for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County Feb. 23 Big Brothers Big Sisters office and register their team. Each team receives a kit that includes pledge sheets, and is encouraged to raise funds to support the agency’s mentoring programs. Teams book a lane through the agency and then come out and bowl on Feb. 23 where there are prizes, music, and a lot of laughs. Don’t worry if you’re not a bowler – it’s a fun time where neighbours come together for a great cause! Remember – it’s not about the bowling! Your team can be as small as two people or as large as your whole company or large family. There is room for all, and every dollar matters. For teams participating in Bowl for Kids, funds can also be raised on line, which makes asking for money a whole lot easier! Corporate sponsors have covered all the overhead costs of the event, which means that all funds raised by teams go directly to fund mentoring programs for local children.

These sponsors include: Tim Hortons, Crain & Schooley Insurance Brokers, Prodecal, Cogeco, Hinton Dodge Chrysler, EMC Record News, Lake 88, TD Canada Trust Carleton Place, Impression Printing and Jack FM. The agency faced a real dilemma this year when preparing for their event. “We found out the Perth bowling alley closed and we were devastated,” says Jennifer Miller, executive director for the agency. “The Perth community raises a lot of money for our agency and we needed to come up with a solution quickly.” The agency has arranged to have a Nintendo Wii bowling event at the Perth Civitan Club, which will replace the need for the Perth bowling alley. Those preferring to bowl the traditional way can bowl in Smiths Falls or Carleton Place. “We are hopeful that Perth supporters remember that we really need them to still par-

ticipate and that they try our new way of doing things. We know it’s going to be a whole lot of fun!” adds Miller. Bowl for Kids is a Canadian tradition from coast to coast. It is the principal fundraising effort for the majority of Big Brother Big Sister agencies associated with the national organization. In Lanark County, the Bowl for Kids event takes place in Perth (at the Civitan Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Smiths Falls (Gratton Lanes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Carleton Place (Vision Lanes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) For those interested in supporting the agency there are a number of ways to do so, including: • Entering a team – round up friends, family, coworkers, and call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office. It’s a great time for a great cause! • Making a donation – donate online, go to the office, pledge a bowler. Every dollar counts!

• Donate a door prize – they add to the fun of the day for the participants. Funds raised go to help children reach their full potential through consistent, dependable and non-conditional adult friendship. Over the years hundreds of children in Lanark County have benefited from these relationships and the adults involved have overwhelmingly expressed their enthusiasm for the friendship they have enjoyed. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County began in 1973 and has been providing one-on-one and group mentoring programs to children throughout the county ever since. They are celebrating 40 years in Lanark County this


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Classic harpist to perform at MERA (Celtic) harp competitions, she has created five CDs, which include many of her original compositions. She tours internationally giving concerts, workshops, master classes, adjudications and performing in numerous festivals and concert series across North America and in Europe. Wallace is on the faculty of York University teaching Classical and folk harps, and is the principal harpist with Kingston, Guelph and Oakville Symphonies. www. Cafe MERA will be presenting their usual tasty treats before the show and at

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EMC News – The MacDonalds Corners Elphin Recreational and Arts group will present some songs of the heart this month. On Jan. 20 harpist Sharlene Wallace will be presenting a wide range of music on her Celtic and classical harps, as well as a unique insider’s view of the instruments and their histories. Her program promises to be one of beauty, inspiration and fun as she has a wonderful sense of humour. Wallace is both a classical harpist and one of Canada’s most prolific and influential Celtic harp players. Winner of two international lever

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SWEET SOUNDS EMC News – Violinist Katie Stevens was one of the special guests at the Kelly Sloan Vaudeville Show held Dec. 22 at Almonte Old Town Hall. Stevens was recently awarded the assistant concertmaster chair with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Submitted photo


Teachers won’t be only workers with imposed contracts DEAR EDITOR: I feel the time has come for me to speak out on behalf of a group in Ontario society that has been singled out for special persecution: those dedicated men and women entrusted with the education of our youth. On Thursday, Jan. 3 Education Minister Laurel Broten (unfortunately, there is no “Hardy” on the team) announced plans to impose a contract on the province’s teachers. The last time I checked, a “contract” was something mutually agreed upon. Surely it is misleading to describe what’s happening to Ontario teachers as a contract. To make matters even more interesting, the minister also intends to repeal Bill 115, the legislation the Liberal government cynically calls the “Putting Students First” act. As one union leader was quoted as saying, that is very much like bringing back capital punishment in order to get rid of one especially troublesome individual, and then abolishing it again. What we are really seeing here is a pre-election ploy that has gone seriously off the rails. Instead of making a serious, concerted effort to reduce the Ontario deficit by implementing the recommendations in the Drummond Report –a report this government commissioned, after all – the Liberals decided instead to cut costs by singling out one group it believed wouldn’t have a lot of sympathy from the general public. With all due respect, ladies and gentlemen, what the hell did they think would happen?

Those who are prepared to swallow government propaganda whole believe that this entire dispute is taking place because teachers won’t accept a wage freeze. The reality is that unions quite some time ago stopped fighting for better wages, and are fighting just to maintain the rights they have won for their members over many decades. There is a principle at stake here: do public sector workers still have the right to collective bargaining, or don’t they? If the province is at risk from crippling debt – and there seems to be little doubt that is true – then why should one group bear the brunt of a token effort to impress those who take this problem seriously. It would be far better to take the time to develop a rational approach to reduce government spending all across the board, in all sectors. Coverage of the ongoing dispute has tended to attract such inciteful online comments as: “I don’t care about the government or the teachers, so it doesn’t matter to me what happens.” But regardless of whether you think teachers are overpaid or have too much time off, or not, there is a larger principle at stake. History has shown that when the public stands by apathetically while one group’s rights are trampled, it won’t be long until other groups are next. If it turns out that contracts aren’t really worth the paper they are written on, teachers won’t be the only workers in the province who will be up in arms. Just wait and see. Chris Must Smiths Falls


Giving hope gets harder EMC Editorial – It’s surely a sign of the financial times. Both locally and nationally, Salvation Army campaigns have fallen short of their fundraising targets. The familiar Christmas programs, involving volunteers ringing bells and encouraging shoppers to drop their change into the ‘kettles’ placed in various businesses, failed to meet expectations. With that, valuable programs and services offered throughout the year are threatened due to the lack of funding. According to a letter from Major Faith Cameron of the Mississippi Rideau Lakes campaign, the effort to raise $275,000 missed the mark by almost $60,000. It was a similar tale in the Kemptville area where fundraising last month was also off by almost 20 per cent compared to the previous year. While the kettles were actually up marginally, the mail-in campaign raised less than $15,000. That’s well down from the more than $28,000 brought in last year and only a fraction of the $45,000 the Salvation Army had hoped to bring in. Nationally, the 2,000 kettles were busy through much of November and December but also came up short – by almost $400,000 – of the corps’ $21 million goal. This is clearly an issue resulting from a tough economy. We can’t imagine a scenario in which Canadians would turn their back on an organization that does so much good across the country, helping those most in need in our communities. But with personal debt loads growing to unprecedented levels, job security in flux and rising costs for everything from food to hydro on the rise, the money simply is not there. The challenge is that the demand for services is on the rise. In Kemptville alone, the Salvation Army has seen an 84 per cent rise in the number of clients over the past two years. It will force the organization to find ways to make up for missed revenues, squeeze whatever it can from already tight budgets or even make some unwelcome cuts. “Without reaching this year’s fundraising goal, The Salvation Army will work harder than ever to make every dollar stretch further and will continue to meet demand at our programs,” said Graham Moore, Public Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. For more on the Salvation Army, its programs and services, visit

Nothing was wasted in the Depression era EMC Lifestyle - That day, my sister Audrey was taken out of school. And of course, because I, so much younger, refused to go to school without her, was allowed to stay home too. Audrey was needed in the kitchen. It was the day Mr. Briscoe would arrive with his circular saw mounted on a flat-bottom sleigh for a day of cutting wood. The gang of neighbours who would arrive early in the morning, in cutters or sleighs, would have to be fed their dinner...sometimes 15 or 20 men with big appetites and Mother needed all the help she could get. It would have taken many weeks for Father to bring the cut trees out of the bush and stack them in the barn yard. The neighbours would start to arrive early and get right to the job at hand. It was one of my most favourite days. I would plant myself in the kitchen window on a chair, making sure I had cleared a

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spot of frost from the middle pane, so that I could watch the men at work. It took several men to feed the logs into the circular saw, another few to catch the flying wood, and still another few to throw them onto our waiting sleigh or stone boat, whichever was handy. The cut pieces were hauled to the back door of the shed, and tossed in a heap. It would be my brother’s chore, over several Saturdays, to stack the cut wood into neat and high rows in the shed. The wood was then close at hand to the kitchen wood box, which I had to keep filled for the Findlay Oval cook stove. A job which I hated with a

passion. No one had to be told when it was time to come for the noon meal. And it was Mother’s job to make sure it was ample, piping hot, and a meal the farmers were used to getting at noon hour. That meant, plain, home cooked, and plenty of it. The bake table would be full of pies, mostly raisin or apple. Mother would have been up late the night before baking them to free the oven for the dinner the next day. Early in the morning, into the Findlay Oval would go a roast of pork or beef that was the full of the largest roast pan we owned. Sitting in big aluminum pots would be enough pota-

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toes to feed half of Renfrew County, and pots of turnips and carrots would be cooked and ready for mashing just before the men came in for their meal. Of course, white porcelain pots would be simmering with green tea on the back of the stove. It was my job to set the kitchen table, and another small table that usually held baking pans and extra cutlery. The red-checked oilcloth had to be wiped and dried, and the big white cups and saucers, the ones we got free in bags of puffed wheat, set beside each plate. While the men filed into the kitchen, my sister Audrey would already be filling bowls with potatoes and vegetables, and big platters of sliced meat would be put at the ends of the tables. By the time the last man had washed up in one of the two basins of hot soapy water on the bench at the back door, the water was black. There wasn’t much thought given

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to germs back then. Rich brown gravy was poured from milk jugs. And it didn’t take long for the men to wipe their plates clean with slices of homemade bread. The pies were cut in four, and without benefit of clean plates, the men slid a whopping piece onto their dinner plates and it wasn’t unusual for second helpings all around. Most of the day would be spent by the time the last log was fed into the circular saw, and it was time for the men to head back to their own farms for the evening chores. Wood sawing day continued up and down the Northcote Side Road until every farm had been tended to. It was the neighbourly thing to do back in those Depression years. And then my three brothers would be home from school, and after getting out of their school clothes and into their work clothes, they

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headed right for the barn and the chores. Father’s overalls would be covered with sawdust and splinters of wood, but there was no changing for him until he was finished in the barns. It always amazed me how he could sit right down at the supper table and pile his plate high with whatever was left over from the noon meal, just like he hadn’t eaten in days. The next day I would wander over to where the sawing had taken place, and wade through the pile of sawdust that had been left behind. And long before recycling and reusing were common phrases, the sawdust was carried over to the ice house, and added to the sleighloads brought from the saw mill, covering the blocks brought up from the frozen Bonnechere weeks before. It was an era when nothing was wasted.

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Lanark Wild Food Club has several interesting activities planned this winter sealer and any other preserving equipment that might be available. Survival walk On Feb. 16, Chad Clifford, an experienced teacher of outdoor skills and environmental education, will lead a Survival Walk at Cliffland, located at the end of Hills of Peace Road, at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The focus of this walk will be animal recognition, animal tracking and building a figure four deadfall trap for survival. To find the location from Perth: Take Highway 511 north to Brightside, about six kilometres north of Hopetown. Turn left onto the

French Line and there is a sign to Clyde Forks and Flower Station. Follow the signs to Flower Station (20 kilometres from Brightside). At the bottom of a steep hill coming into Flower Station, there will be a sign for Hills of Peace Road, which is to the right. Follow it to the end (about two kilometres). To reach the destination from Almonte: Continue west to the junction of Highway 511 and turn right. The directions from there are the same as above. Dogs are welcome if under control. Bring a lunch, but hot coffee and tea will be provided. This walk is ideal for young teens who are capable of handling a

small pocket knife. Family Day ice fishing On Feb. 18, Erik Vandusen will lead a Family Day ice fishing event to be held on the north shore of Mississippi Lake. More details are to come, but jigs, line and bait will be provided, but those interested should bring their own lunch, hot beverage and your dog if you so desire. Please no alcohol. The walk starts at 2 p.m. and runs until 6 p.m. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources allows license-free fishing on Family Day so don’t worry about that. To get there, follow Highway 7 east from Perth and turn right on Concession

9A. Follow this down to the public boat launch where you will see access to the ice huts on the lake.

Spiritual Cinema kicks off 65th edition EMC News – Spiritual Cinema’s two short stories kick off the 65th edition of films in Perth. They answer two questions: what is a spiritual film and reflect on how demanding our fast-paced lives have become. (Short) Mira: When an older woman is stranded in her car at night and her phone can’t get a signal on a remote road, she is understandably nervous about accepting help. Yet she desperately needs it. Could there be more to the chance meeting that occurs than we know? It’s 13 min-

utes in English and Spanish Feature, The Letter Writer: A poignant story about two people, one near the end of life and the other near the beginning, whose lives intersect in a profound way. In our fast-paced world, do we still have a longing and appreciation for thoughtful tasks that take time and effort? A great family film. It’s 76 minutes in English. Written and directed by Christian Vuissa. There will be a brief intermission at 3 p.m. The films are playing at

McMartin House, 125 Gore St. E., Perth. Accessible ramp and comfortable seating are available. There is no charge, but small donations are welcomes. The group of filmgoers are enjoy sharing the experience of films that explore what it means to be a caring, questioning human. Bring your friends and your own refreshments. For more information, contact Jim Deacove 613 2674819, Submitted by Jim Deacove.

You can register for any of our walks online at www. or by contacting Peter Fischl ( or 613-2679557) or any members of the organizing committee. Please register early as participation in some walks may be limited. Organizing committee members include Howard Clifford, Erik Kafrissen, Peter Fischl and Glenn Drover. Everyone is welcome, but a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family would be appreciated.

Dramatization On March 16, Howard Clifford will give a dramatization of the historical figure, John Muir, at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.), with a focus on winter edible wild survival food. Dogs are welcome if under control. Please bring a lunch. This will take place at the same spot as the Feb. 16 Survival Walk.

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Over the past year, we, at inSPIRE Church, have been privileged to serve our community in many practical ways, and it has always been our desire to have our church home located in Carleton Place. That door has finally opened up for us, and we are blessed to be able to hold services in the community that we call home! We have a vibrant children’s ministry that meets during our main service time, and a growing youth ministry that meets on Sunday nights as well. Would you be willing to come visit with us? You may find it hard to not come back!

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EMC News – The Lanark Wild Food Club is a group of wild food enthusiasts sharing their expertise, enjoying the out of doors, meeting new friends and exchanging ideas from their varied backgrounds. A series of walks is planned in 2013, timed to experience the seasons. You will learn wilderness skills and the uses of wild plants, particularly those suitable for sustainable foraging. Keeping in mind that all participants are encouraged to contribute, we must consider and use with discretion, the information that is shared, even by our walk leaders. Each walk will have a different focus, depending on the season and the leader’s skills, knowledge and interests. The email list of members is growing rapidly. If you have a particular skill you would like to share with the club membership, please contact Peter Fischl at the email below. Beginners are welcome. The LWFC’s first fundraising event was held at the Lion’s Hall in Perth on Nov. 24. More than 160 people attended the seven-course wild food dinner, which was an overwhelming success. Many club members hunted, fished and gathered wild food ingredients from all over Lanark County over several months while others volunteered their services in the organization, preparation and presentation of both the dinner and silent auction. In excess of $4,000 was raised for the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy (MMLTC). At the dinner, the MMLTC presented a certificate of appreciation to Barbara Gibson, Peter Fischl, Erik Kafrissen and Glenn Drover to honour their extraordinary contribution to promoting the values of nature and helping to involve and connect community members in a meaningful involvement in nature activities. The club would like to thank the many volunteers and donors who contributed to the wild food dinner. Without their contribution, the event would not have been possible. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the cooks and kitchen staff who turned delightfully natural food into extraordinary cuisine. Finally, we extend a heartfelt thanks to those individuals, young and old, who participated in the 2012 walks. The wide variety of food served at this event was collected and preserved by our members. If you would like to join this effort during the upcoming 2013 season, either on your own, or in a group, please contact Peter Fischl at Fiddleheads, wild leeks, asparagus, mushrooms, puff balls, milkweed, pigweed, cattails, purslane, nuts and a wide variety of berries are required, to name only a few examples. The club is also in need of a large chest freezer, for sale or donated, as well as canning jars, seals and lids, a vacuum

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Storm Internet adds regional towers and staff in Perth office EMC News – Whether it’s Netflix TV for mom and dad, streaming CBC documentaries for the grandparents, or newfor-Christmas multi-player 3-D gaming for kids, rural Internet users will soon have enhanced access to urbanlevel hi-speed services starting in February as Storm Internet Services Inc. starts a $1.1 million roll-out of last-mile wireless infrastructure throughout Lanark County. The upgrade and expansion of their existing network is part of the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), an initiative to provide broadband service to 95 per cent of homes and businesses in rural eastern Ontario. Storm Internet Services’ new 10 megabit per second download/1 Mbps upload wireless service will cover rural areas surrounding Perth and Lanark such as McDonald’s Corners and Maberly which are unable to access more traditional wire-line services. Rolling out throughout 2013, this new wireless hi-speed provides an estimated 7,500 rural Lanark households and businesses with 21st century Internet access on a par with wired services available in most Canadian cities and towns. There’s also a small town difference to Lanark County’s new rural wireless Internet capability. In contrast to largescale Internet providers that outsource customer support to call centres abroad, Storm Internet Services prides itself on local support and fast-response service located in the communities it serves. Gary Kreklewetz and Frank Wieland staff the company’s Perth office at 38 Gore Street East and answer questions Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A local team of field technicians covers rural Lanark in their Storm Internet Services truck, performing installations and trouble-shooting to ensure uninterrupted service.

support pads to ensure maximum stability in high winds and adverse winter weather conditions over an expected 20-year service life. To find out when your area will have the new rural wireless hi-speed service, please call the Perth office of Storm Internet Services at (613) 2673801.

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Storm Internet Services has also hired Chris Reinkeluers as its new director of operations in Lanark, bringing the Lanark staff complement to five people. Reinkeluers comes to Storm Internet Services from International Datacasting Corp. in Ottawa with 15 years of project management and technical leadership experience in wireless communications. As well as supervising network builds and upgrades of rural Lanark’s new hi-speed wireless Internet services, Reinkeluers will work closely with local business and governmental organizations and liaise between his Perth office and Storm’s head office in nearby Ottawa. “My job is to be the local goto executive in Lanark County for Storm Internet Services,� says Reinkeluers. “As well as providing hi-speed for rural

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‘Ask No Questions: Family Secrets’ at Full Circle Theatre Feb. 7 artistic directors of 2 women productions, to insure that the piece is finely honed and as good as it can be. Over the last three years, audiences have come to expect a high standard from 2 women productions. We promise that ‘Ask No Questions’ will not disappoint. ‘Ask No Questions’ is the story of a very particular family, but everyone will find echoes of their own experiences in it. Every family bears its burden of happenings that must not be looked at too carefully. Every family in one generation or another has been caught by some secret’s power. Tickets are available for $20 at the door or $18 in advance from Tickets Please (39 Foster St.). Call 613485-6434 or visit For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Cayley (jcayley@ or 613-256-0353).

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Jan Gregory, above, will present her production, ‘Ask No Questions: Family Secrets’ Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Full Circle Theatre in Perth. Brought to Perth queries was always the same, “Ask no questions, my girl. Ask no questions and you’ll be told no lies.” Now she takes us into the world of the secrets’ unraveling; an unraveling that was desperately needed if she was ever going to discover who she really was. “There’s a way,” Gregory says. “I had become my father. I’d got to a place where the secrets were driving me. They were also holding me apart from the world and even from my own feelings.”

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EMC Entertainment – What do Jane Eyre, Dexter and 2 women production’s next performance have in common? Secrets of course! ‘Ask No Questions: Family Secrets’ belongs in a long tradition of storytelling that reveals how the keeping of secrets has such power to affect the way individuals, families and society at large develop. The production will be performed at the Full Circle Theatre (32 Craig St. in Perth) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. In its third season of bringing high quality storytelling for adults to communities in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, 2 woman productions is delighted to be including this intriguing and finely crafted personal narrative. The piece holds a host of secrets at its centre, some big some small. Audiences are in for a real treat, not only because the story is a good one, but because, Jan Gregory is one of Canada’s most dynamic tellers bringing decades of experience both in the theatre and on the storytelling stage to the telling of this deeply personal narrative. She grew up in the south of England in what seemed to her a perfectly ordinary family – a family that went on holidays together, drove off for picnics, sat down to tea together on Sundays, sang in the church choir. Still, there was cause for wonder. Why, for instance, did she have rather more grandmothers than found in most families? Why did her father sit so often sad and silent? And then, later – where had her sister disappeared to? Was she never coming back? Gregory tried to find out, of course she did, but the answer to her


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EMC News – Kelly Sloan held her Vaudeville Showcase on Dec. 2 in Almonte’s Old Town Hall. With a sell-out crowd, the evening raised over $1,800 in much-needed monetary donations for Lanark County Interval House (LCIH) plus a van full of holiday pres-

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is healthier than another. Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. If your goal is health, then focusing on small goals you can stick to such as: trying to eat vegetables every day, enjoying new nutritious recipes, walk ten minutes per day and activities with friends or improving your fitness level. What can you do? Watch your words. The best way to help is to avoid discussing weight or appearance. Pay attention to the conversations that you have with others. Shift your focus to strengths, accomplishments and abilities. Provide positive feedback and encouragement in other areas such as things you appreciate about someone’s personality, or something they have accomplished. If someone’s goal is to lose weight, comment on their determination to be healthy (not on the pounds lost). If the goal is to encourage and empower your mother, sister, friend or a child, the best way to do that is to focus on positive qualities rather than appearance. After all these are the most important qualities we have, and lead us to be confident, happy and successful in life. Let’s weigh in on body talk and challenge our words and actions to eliminate language that is damaging to an individuals’ – especially girls’ and women’s – body image. This new year resolve to be fat talk free and make a conscious effort every day. For more information, please contact the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit’s Health Action Line at 1-800-6605853 (613-345-5685). Meena Parameswaran, is a Registered Dietitian/ Public Health Nutritionist with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.


By MEENA PARAMESWARAN EMC Lifestyle – With each new year, many people resolve that their goal is to lose weight. Almost every resolution regarding weight is quickly forgotten a few months later. However, when we put our focus and efforts on weight loss and personal appearance, this can come with unintended consequences that are harmful to self-esteem and body image. For example: “I could stand to lose ten pounds.” “I will fit into my skinny jeans.” “My thighs are so big.” “I was bad – I shouldn’t have eaten that Christmas cake.” This new year, try to accept that challenge of “no fat talk” by thinking twice about using statements like these. “Fat talk” isn’t about being overweight. It is the negative language that we use with ourselves and others when we talk about weight and appearance. We read it in magazines, see it on television and overhear it at work and in the street. Why is fat talk harmful? Sometimes we make these comments with good intentions, like trying to encourage someone battling with weight. Mothers say fat talk things to themselves and daughters, and friends use fat talk with friends. In young people, as well as adults, focusing on being thinner or wanting to change one’s appearance can lead to disordered eating, preoccupation with food, fear of gaining weight, depression, negative body image and lowered self-esteem. Young people’s perceptions about themselves are affected by what they see and hear. For example, if a child overhears a respected adult talking about weight or dieting, this sends the message that constant concern about weight and dieting are part of normal adult behavior. This type of talk encourages the idea that being thin should be the goal for everyone’s health – and this is simply not the case! There is no one body weight that


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Lung association applauds closure of coal-burning units

EMC News – Kelly Sloan and her large cast of talented friends, above, put on a very special show in the Almonte Old Town Hall Dec. 22 to benefit Lanark County Interval House. From vaudeville comedy, to contortion, oboe to opera, this event was as much professional and classic as it was warm and friendly. The audience was also encouraged to bring donations of toys and other holiday gifts and food items for the shelter. Left, Sloan, a soprano, performs during the concert. Submitted photos

EMC News – Every Ontarian who breathes has reason to celebrate Premier Dalton McGuinty’s announcement that the last coal-burning units at the Nanticoke and Lambton generating stations will be shut down by the end of the year, the Ontario Lung Association said Jan. 9. “We applaud the Ontario government’s unwavering commitment to reducing air pollution,� said the association’s vice-president of provincial programs, Andrea Stevens Lavigne. “Not only is it keeping its promise to shut down dirty coal plants, it is on track to achieve that goal ahead of schedule.� “Cleaner air means better health for everyone, but especially for the 2.4 million Ontarians living with lung disease,� Stevens Lavigne continued. “It means fewer children being rushed to emergency rooms with asthma attacks and fewer adults hospitalized due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) flare-ups. And it means significant savings for the Ontario economy.� For many years, the lung association has been educating the government about the health effects of burning dirty coal and the potential for health care savings of eliminating coal-fired power

plants. The lung association says that the government should now seize the opportunity to build upon these gains by making its clean air initiatives part of a much needed comprehensive plan to address lung health for all Ontarians. “A concerted effort to tackle this growing health care crisis will not only mean a better quality of life for people with lung disease, it will also save billions of dollars and support Ontario’s health care priorities including better access to care and shorter wait times,� Stevens Lavigne said. About the Ontario Lung Association The Lung Association is a registered charity that provides information, education and funding for research to improve lung health. The organization focuses on the prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease, tobacco control as well as healthy air and the effects of pollution on lung health. For information on lung health, call 1-888344-LUNG (5864), which is staffed by certified respiratory educators, or visit www. You can also follow us on Twitter @OntarioLung and Facebook. Submitted by the Ontario Lung Association.



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AWD, 2.0 I-4, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, panoramic roof, navigation, 13,700 km, 2 to choose from.

3.5 V6, auto, loaded, moon roof, 79,800 km

I-4, auto, loaded, moon roof, 102,000 km

3.5 V6, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, 70,800 km

4.2 V6, auto., loaded, only 90,200 km.









2005 MAZDA 3 HB GS


I-4, 5-speed, GFX pkg, 118,000 km

2.2 I-4, auto, air, 78,600 km

2.4 I-4, auto., loaded 162,000 km

2.3 I-4, 5-speed, loaded, leather, moon Roof, 101,500 km.

AWD, 3.0 V6, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather seats, nav., 100,300 km.











4.6 V8, auto., pwr. heated leather, 3.5L V6, auto., loaded, 38,000 km moon Roof, 206,000 km.

I-4, auto, loaded, 127,000 km

Was $12,995

V8, auto, loaded, leather, 25,300kms

Was $24,995

7 pass., 3.5 V6, auto, loaded, pwr., heated leather, Nav. (60 months @ 0.99%),15,000kms

AWD, 3.5 V6, loaded, pwr. heated leather, panoramic roof, navigation, 18,000 km

$36,995 2012 FORD FUSION SE Sport package. 2.4 I-4, auto, loaded, 15,400 km.

Was $43,600

$6,995 2012 FORD FUSION SEL 2.5 I-4, auto, loaded, pwr. Heated leather, moonroof, 17,200 km














AWD, 3.0 auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather seats, moon roof, 15,200 km, choice of 2

crew cab, 4WD, 5.3 V6, auto, loaded 127,400 km






Northstar V8, auto, pwr. heated leather, local trade, 114,200 km.

1-4, auto, loaded, Moonroof, 82,000kms WAS $11,994

2.0 I-4, auto, loaded, heated leather, moonroof, 18,400km. Navigation





2006 FORD F-150 XLT

2.0 I-4, 5-speed, loaded, 36,200 km

super crew, 4WD, 5.4 V8, auto, loaded, tow pkg., 204,000 km

2.0 I-4, auto, loaded, moonroof, 76,700 km

4WD, 2.4 I-4, 5 spd. manual, 115,200 km











3.8 V6, auto, loaded, 126,700 km

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2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXF 2008 FORD ESCAPE XLT AWD 2010 FORD F-150 XLT 7 pass., 3.6 V6, auto, loaded, front & rear, heat/AC, Stow’n’Go seating, 52,000 km

2.5 I-4, auto, loaded, 79,900 km Choice of 2

super cab 4WD, 5.4 V8, auto, loaded XTR pkg., 68,000 km

AWD, 3.0 V6, auto, loaded, moonroof

Was $9,995

4WD, 4.6 V8, auto, loaded, pwr heated leather, moonroof, 57,000 km

4.2 V6, auto., loaded, quads, rear air/heat, leather, pwr. Sliders, 99,820 km














4.6 V8, auto, air 122,000 km

super cab, 4.0 V6, 5-speed, air, alloys, 52,500 km

1.6 I-4, auto, loaded, 38,000 km

I-4, auto., loaded, pwr. heated leather, moon roof, 135,000 km






2002 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 3.3 V6, loaded, quads,



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Convertible, “Anniversary Edition”, 5.7 V8, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, all original, mint, 38,000 km

8 pass, pwr htd leather seats, nav, moonroof, load level suspension, TV/DVD, 14,000 km.










2009 FORD FLEX LIMITED AWD 3.5 V6, loaded, pwr. heated



2.2 I-4, auto, air, pwr. locks, tilt, 144,000 km

leather seats, navigation, panoramic roof, TV/DVD, 67,000 km

4 WD, V6, auto, loaded, leather, 176,900 km

3.5 V6, auto, loaded, heated seats, synch, reverse sensing, 28,700 km

$9,995 3.5 V6, loaded, pwr. heated leather seats, voice navigation, panoramic roof, 51,600 km

V6, auto, loaded, panoramic roof, 104,000km

$16,995 2006 FORD F150 FX4 Super crew, 4WD, 5.4 V8, auto, loaded, leather, moon roof. 181,200 km

Was $16,995


AWD, 3.5, V6, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, panoramic roof, 89,000 km

Extended, 4wd, 7 pass., 4.2 I-6, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, moon roof







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Supercrew, 4wd, 5.4 V8, auto, loaded, pwr. heated leather, moon roof

AWD, 3.0 V6, loaded, leather seats, 107,000 km

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Mudds Youth find it’s a hard knock life with production of ‘Annie Jr.’ By DORIS OHLMANN

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Abbie Giles as Annie and Colm Cooney as Sandy will appear in these roles in the Mudds Youth upcoming Hannigan threatens her with house arrest and Annie wishes the sun will come out “Tomorrow.” It does with an invitation for a two-week stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks mansion for Christmas, complete with maid service, movie dates, limousine rides and new clothes. As the days go

by, Mr. Warbucks and Annie become close and Mr. Warbucks decides to adopt Annie. Everything would be perfect except that Annie longs to be reunited with her real parents. Mr. Warbucks, upon seeing her distress, announces he will conduct a nationwide search, offering $50,000 to

Archives asks residents to help keep valuable records in Lanark EMC News – Before Christmas, we learned that the Lanark Land Registry Office #27 in Almonte has been instructed to box all the Land Documents and Abstract Books which are being held there, and ship them off to an unknown site in the province for storage since the documents are on microfilm and on a data base on the computers there. Almonte is one of the last Land Registry offices in Ontario to be affected by this Queen’s Park decision. How is it that no one knew anything about this? This same scenario happened in 1995-97, when the government of the day decided to shred all the original land documents as a cost-saving measure. Due to action from the Ontario historical societies,

APOLROD was formed to find facilities in each county for the records and the Lanark County Genealogical Society received those documents/books for Lanark County covering the years 1868-1955. They are now housed at Archives Lanark, 1920 Concession 7, near Drummond Centre and are accessible to all. The Archives, managed by a group of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the paper trail detailing Lanark’s past, has devoted many hours over the past 10 years to build a facility where the documented history of Lanark County is collected, stored and accessible to the general public for years to come. In an attempt to reverse this decision, Archives Lanark asks

the help of everyone who cares about their roots! This month, Lanark County council approved a strong resolution to the Minister of Social Services, Dwight Duncan, requesting that these original documents remain in the county. Please make concerns known to members of Lanark County council, township councils, the local MPP, and MP. Most of these documents are packed, ready for shipment from Almonte by late January. Time is critical. An e-mail, letter, telephone call, and especially, personal contact with politicians might keep Lanark County’s most basic records at home. Contact Marilyn at 613-2563130, Irene at 613-267-2232 or for more information.

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performance of ‘Annie Jr.’ which runs at the Carleton Place Town Hall Feb. 23, 24, March 1 and 2.

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EMC Entertainment – It’s the time of the Great Depression in the early ’30s. Apples are abundant and are sold on the streets two for a nickel. Children are abundant in the streets as well, orphans without homes, often working 10 to 12-hour days performing domestic labour with no pay. Such is the “Hard Knock Life” for the orphans who reside at the New York City Municipal Orphanage – Girls Annex. Each day is full of the same drudgery — scrubbing floors before sunrise, eating cold mush for breakfast, stripping beds for the laundry, and sewing others dresses way past midnight under the watchful glare of Miss Hannigan, who runs the orphanage. Miss Hannigan operates the orphanage like a drill sergeant, punishing any child who disobeys. Eleven-yearold Annie is one particular orphan who continually exasperates Miss Hannigan, right up to the day Annie escapes the orphanage in the laundry. While the police search for her, Annie befriends a stray dog and together they roam the streets until the police catch them. Annie is returned to the orphanage and while Miss

whoever can prove they are her parents. That’s just the incentive Miss Hannigan, her crooked brother and his girlfriend need to concoct a plan to convince Warbucks they are Annie’s parents. As they plot their deception, they dream of being on “Easy Street,” thanks to Warbucks and Annie. Will their ruse be discovered? Will Annie find her real parents? Come out to the Carleton Place Town Hall for the Mudds Youth rendition of ‘Annie Jr.’ to find out. Tickets are available from the Chamber of Commerce, located at 132 Coleman St. ‘Annie Jr.’ will be performed Feb. 23 and March 1 at 7 p.m., with matinees Feb. 23, 24 and March 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 613-257-1976 or check out the Mudds website at for more information. Doris Ohlmann is a member of the Mississippi Mudds Publicity Team.

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REGIONAL ROUND-UP Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, EMC, P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1, or fax at 613-283-5909 or e-mail: OR Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number.

6 hand euchres Holy Name of Mary School gym. 110 Paterson St., Almonte, every Wednesday till the end of May. Info Susan 613256-1034. Almonte Baby Talk, Almonte Public Library, Thursday, January 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Almonte Hospital Bridge, Wednesday, January 23, tea, coffee, Social 12:30, Bridge 1:00. Held at the Almonte Civitan Club. Info: Barb 613-256-2463. Breakfast of Champions, Saturday, January 19, 8-11 a.m. Almonte Legion. All welcome. Euchre- 4 hand, Jan. 24, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Town & Country Tennants Assoc., 375 Country St., Almonte. Light lunch. Norma 613-256-4179. February 18th- Almonte Quilters Guild will meet at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street in Almonte. Monthly meeting. 7-9:00 p.m. Jen (JC) Empey, (613)256-5858, e-mail: January 21- Almonte Quilters Guild will meet at Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street. Monthly meeting 7-9:00 p.m. Jen (613)256-5858 or e-mail: peys@ Legion Branch 240, Saturday, January 26, Smokey Rose 3-7 p.m. Natural Therapies monthly talks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Almonte, every 3rd Wednesday of month at 7 p.m. January 23, 7 p.m., Nancy Kerr-Wilson, Spiritual Intuitive. New Exhibit features work of five fibre artists: “Traditions” by the five fibre artists that make up the group “Soulplay” opens January 29 at Almonte’s Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

50+ Fitness. Canoe Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. Info: 613-256-8339. Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 2nd Annual Bowlathon, Sunday, January 27, noon-8 p.m. Visions Bowling Lane, 49 Bridge St. Contact Sue 613-257-4880. Carleton Place Baby Talk, CP Daycare Centre, Wednesday, January 23, 1:30-3 p.m. Carleton Place/Beckwith Home Support lunch brunch for Beckwith residents at the township office, 2nd Wednesday of month. Bingo afterwards. Info: 613-2530733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Foot Care by a qualified nurse. Carleton Place office every Tuesday and Thursday. Info/book an appointment 613253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Friday Lunch Bunch, every Friday, 12 noon at St James Anglican Church Hall. Info/book reservation call 613253-0733. Community Home Support -Lanark County, Transport service provides transport to medical appointments for seniors/adults with physical disabilities. For information and to book reservation, call 613-253-0733. Gospel Meetings- Carambeck Community Centre. 357 Bridge St. Tuesdays Jan. 22, 29. 8-9 p.m. The Bible in purity and simplicity.

613-256-6117. Movie Night at Zion-Memorial United Church, 37 Franklin St, 7 p.m. “Joyful Noise”, the story of a small town choir, with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. Parents and Children’s Group, every Monday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 30 Bennett St, Unit #2. Info: (613)257-2779. St. James Annual Beef Buffet supper. Sun Jan 27th. Takeout from 4-6 pm, supper 6 pm. Advance tickets only. St. James Hall Edmund St. 613-253-0356. West Carleton Monthly Coupon exchange Group. Wed. Jan. 23, 7-8:30 pm at Buster’s. RSVP

Baby Talk- Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30-3 p.m. Ontario Early Years Centre. Breastfeeding support available. Delicious Roast Pork Dinner, served by the Odd Fellows & Rebekah Lodges, Odd Fellows Hall, 119 Clothier St East. January 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info: 613-2582258. Kemptville and Area Walking Group- Mon., Jan. 21, Wed., Jan. 23, Fri., Jan. 25, 9 a.m. Meet at North Grenville Municipal Centre. (613)258-4487. Sponsor: Health Unit. Legion BreakfastJan 19. 8-10 am. North Grenville Toastmasters meet 1st, 3rd Tuesday of every month at O’Farrell Financial Services, Boardroom (292 County Rd 44) start time 7 p.m. Learn communication and leadership skills. Toddler Program- Me and My Body. Ontario Early Years. Adults and toddlers (1.5-3 yrs). 33 Clothier St. (Saunders St. entrance). Activities to promote gross and fine motor development. Fridays Jan. 25-Feb. 15, 10-11:30 a.m. Register: 1-866-433-8933 ext. 2374.

Civitan Old Tyme Country Talent Night Dinner & Dance. Last Friday of every month, dinner 6 p.m., music 7:30-11:30 p.m. Contact Vic (613)259-5610. Euchre, every Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Legion Hall. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary. Lunch. Prizes. Get WITH It! Mon. Jan. 14 and Wed. Jan. 21, 23. 5:30-7 p.m. Maple Grove Public School, Lanark (Indoor Walking Program). Lanark Civitan Club talent night. Last Friday each month. Dinner 6 p.m., dance 7:30 p.m. Old Time Country Music. 613259-5610. Legion Br. 395 Birthday Saturdays. Music by local musicians. Light Lunch. Dec. 15. Line Dancing. Thursday, Jan. 24, 10:30 a.m. St Andrew’s United Church, Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info: 613-492-0291. Pickleball, Monday, Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Public School gym, Lanark. Paddles and balls provided, no experience necessary. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK) Info: 613-492-0291.

Canadian Hearing Society, Hearing Health Care Clinic, Tuesday, January 22, Merrickville Dis-

trict Community Health & Services Centre. Appointments available from 10-3. For appointment call 613-269-3400. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Harry Adrain, chicken dinner 6 p.m., January 18. Legion. Dinner and Dance, entertainment by Hoffman & Hallman, ham dinner 6 p.m., January 25. Legion. Family Literacy Day Stories and Fun! Sat. Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m. Merrickville Library. 613-2693326 to register. Home Staging Information Session. Jan. 22, 2 p.m. Merrickville Library. 613-269-3326 for info. LEGO Club- Saturday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m. Merrickville Library. Ages 5-12. Lessons at Cedar Cove Summer School. English Smocking, Jan. 13. Spinning Jan. 19. 613269-4238. Merrickville & District Historical Society presents “Gladys Thompson” A face from Merrickvlle’s not so distant past. Guest speaker: Donald Telford. January 29, 7:30 p.m. St Marguerite Bourgeoys School. Merrickville Agricultural Society Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall. All current members of the society invited to attend. 613-269-2022 StoryTime for ages 6 & underFridays, 10 a.m. Theme: Jan. 18Winter! Merrickville Library. Info: 613-269-3326. Wellness Talk: Sleep, with Dr. Weststrate. Mon. Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Merrickville Library. Call 613269-3326 for info.

Frost Festival Bingo sponsored by the Pakenham & District Civitan Club, Wednesday, January 23, in the Pakenham School gym, doors open at 6:30 p.m., games start at 7:00. AGCO rules apply. Frost Festival Bingo sponsored by the Pakenham & District Civitan Club, Wednesday, January 23, in the Pakenham School gym, doors open at 6:30 p.m. games start at 7. AGCO rules apply. Linda Lowe Daycare offers Moms and Tots group for moms and infants up to 18 months, every Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 at Linda Lowe Daycare, 106 Isabella St. 613-6245320. Pakenham Home Support provides Foot Care, transportation, meals on wheels, Tuesday luncheons. Info/book appointment 613-624-5647.

Euchre, every Tuesday, 1 p.m. at McMartin House, open to all adults, info: (613)267-5531. First Baptist Church, 17 D’Arcy St, Community Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, 4:30-6 pm. Everyone welcome. Ladies’ Auxiliary Robbie Burns Dinner & Dance, Legion Br 244, 26 Beckwith St E. Saturday, January 26, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets: 613-267-3069 or 613-2671714. Lanark County Camera Club meets Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Algonquin College. Visitors welcome. Info: (613)264-2767, www. lccameraclub .com

Lanark County Quilters Guild meeting, January 22, 12 noon, Lion’s Hall, Perth Fairgrounds. Speaker: Mary Ewing from “Quilts of Valour” Brown bag. Refreshments available. Visitors welcome. Parkinson Support Group meeting, Monday, January 28, 1:30 p.m. at Community Home Support, Lanark County, 40 Sunset Blvd. Meetings take place the last Monday of the month. Info/to register Suzanne 613-267-6400. Perth Baby Talk, Perth Public Library, January 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Perth Lions Club Jamboree, Sunday, January 27, Lions Club Hall, Halton and Arther Streets. Music starts at 2 p.m. Buffet meal around 5:30. Info: Nelda (613)264-9030, hall rental info: Edna (613)267-2744, membership info: Bill (613)283-7753. Perth Tay Seniors. Card game. Lions Hall. Jan. 23, lunch noon, cards 1 p.m. 613-264-8252. Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, January 19, Otty Lake Side Road to Rathwell Road, level 1, moderate pace, 11 km. Snowshoe or hike. Meet at Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613-256-0817 or hmrob@ Rideau Trail Association, Saturday, January 27, Rathwell Road to Port Elmsley, level 1, moderate pace, 12 km., snowshoe or hike. Meet at Conlon Farm 10 a.m. 613264-1559 or dlhbatchelor@cogeco. ca Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance, Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, Saturday, January 26. Info/tickets: Forence 613-267-6235 or Gertie 613-267-1714. Service of Anglican Choral Evensong on Sunday, January 20, 4 pm at St James Anglican Church, Perth (corner of Drummond & Harvey). St Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St W., Community Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 19, 4:30-6 pm. Everyone welcome. Stroke survivor and caregiver support group, meets the 4th Wednesday of every month between 1:30-3:30 p.m. Legion, 26 Beckwith St E. Info: (613)5496666 x6867. The Butterfly Fan Club, Thursday January 17, Perth & District Breast Cancer Support Group, 7-9 p.m. Perth Family Health Centre, 33 Lewis St. Info: Carleen (613)812-4474. Monthly meetings 3rd Thursday. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service, Tuesday, Jan 22, 7 pm. All are welcome. St James Anglican Church, corner of Drummond & Harvey.

4 hand euchre, Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. at Pierce’s Corners Hall, 3048 Pierce Rd., North Gower. Light lunch. Info: (613)4891684. All welcome. 4 hand euchre, Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. Montague Seniors Hall, Rosedale. Good prizes, good food. (613)284-1074. A community “potluck” dinner and music jam- January 19th, ABC Hall in Bolingbroke. Dinner 5 p.m., open mike music 7-10 p.m. Glenn Russell 613-273-2571. Annual Fish Fry- sponsor: Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club. Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club. Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds: Various charities. Annual Meeting- Lanark

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County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Drummond Township Hall, Drummond Centre. Jan. 21. 8 p.m. Annual meeting, McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society, Sunday, January 27, 1 p.m. Agricultural Hall 194 Cameron Rd, McDonald’s Corners. Info: 613-259-3480. Annual Roast Beef Dinner at Clayton Community Hall hosted by Guthrie United Church on Sunday, January 27, 4:30-6:30. Tickets at door while quantities last. Balderson United Church, Old Fashioned Hymn Sing with dancers and fiddle tunes. Sun. Jan. 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Blood Donor Clinic. Jan. 29, Legion, Westport, 3-6 p.m. Bumper shuffleboard and cribbage, every Wednesday afternoon, 3-6 p.m. Branch Hall, Legion Br 542, Westport. Crokinole. Middleville Community Centre. Frosty Fling Tournament Friday, January 25. 7:30 p.m. lunch served. Darts, open to public, every Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Legion Br 542, Westport. Downhill Ski Trips/weekends. Bus pick-ups in Smiths Falls, Perth and Carleton Place. Call Duke 613-720-3853 after 6 PM. Fellowship Breakfast. Phillispville Masonic Hall. Jan. 22, 8 a.m. (note change of date). James Ryce Top Shelve, Dance to Classic Country, January 26, 8 p.m.-12. Legion Br 542, Westport. Tickets at Murphys and Door. Kitley Elders potluck lunch. January 17, 12 noon. Anglican Church Hall, Newbliss. All welcome. (613)284-0307. Monday Nite Bingo, Legion Br 542, Westport. Doors open 6:15 starts at 7:15. 613-273-3615. New Horizon Club, January 23, 12 noon, Burritts Rapids Comm Hall. Robbie Burns Day, speakers and lunch. Call Janet 613-269-2737. New members always welcome. Saturday Seekers- Saturday, January 19th, 2-3:30 p.m. ABC Hall, Bolingbroke. Children aged 5-11 years spend time listening to Bible stories, singing, playing cooperative games and learning more about Christianity. All faiths welcome. (613-273-9005). Scottish Tea, North Lanark Regional Museum (at Appleton), Sunday afternoon January 20, 2-4 p.m. 647 River Road. Musical entertainment. Shuffleboard, Thurs. Jan. 24, 10:30 am, Watson’s Corners Hall. Brown bag lunch. Active Seniors Koalition (ASK). Info 613-4920291. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Breakfast, January 26, 8-11 a.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Snow Road Snowmobile Club Fundraiser Chinese Auction, January 19, 7 p.m. at clubhouse, 1106 Gemmills Rd. Everyone welcome. Spaghetti Night, All You can eat Friday, January 18. Legion Br 542, Westport. St John’s Music Series presents Dai Bassett and Friends. January 20, 2 p.m. St John’s Church, just east of Innisville, corner of Hwy 7 and Ferguson Falls Rd. Info: 613-257-4941. Turkey & Ham Dinner, January 27, serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets at the door, take-out available. Montague & District Seniors, 658 Rosedale Rd S. 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-2836240. Winter Adventurers PA Day Camp, January 30 at Foley Moun-

tain CA from 9-4 for kids aged 6-12. Learn to snowshoe, build shelters and cook over a fire. Preregistration required. Contact Rebecca 613-273-3255.

Annual Robbie Burns Supper, Saturday, Jan., 26th, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Menu; roast beef, turnips, potatoes, Haggis and dessert. Dinner at 5:30 PM. Tickets: 613-2832318, 613-283-6987, 613-2837527. Baby & Me Group, every Tuesday, 10:30-12:30 am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)2839307. Civitan Bingo every Tuesday, Smiths Falls Civitan Hall. Start 7 p.m. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Canteen available. Proceeds to help fund charity and community projects. EA- Emotions Anonymous12-step organization working toward recovery from emotional difficulties (marriage, children, grief, etc). Meetings (every Tuesday)- January 22, 7 p.m. Salvation Army Church (side door). (613)283-0960. Get W.I.T.H. It! (Walking In The Halls) S.F.D.C.I. October 2, every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jamboree, open stage, January 20, Baked Lasagna (meat sauce or vegetarian with alfredo sauce). Music 1-6:30 p.m. Dinner at 5. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Ladies Darts, every Sunday evening in the Lounge, 6 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Monday Night Euchre, Legion, 7 p.m. Movie Night- Madagascar 3. Jan. 18. Smiths Falls Civitan Club. Doors open 6, movies starts 7. Canteen. 613-284-2042. Open Blind Draw Doubles, every Friday evening in the Lounge, 7:30 p.m. start, Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, Sunday, Jan. 20 9-1, Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St W. Info: (613)2831550, (613)283-6000, (613)275-2433. Parents and Children’s Group, every Thursday, 9:3011:30 am. First Baptist Church. Info: (613)283-9307. Roast Beef Dinner- Jan. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 18 William St. W. 613-283-1550, 613-283-2098613-275-2433. Robbie Burns Dinner, January 19, Gordon Pipe Band, 5 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Smiths Falls Baby Talk, Ontario Early Years Centre, Monday, January 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Special Music Night- Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m. Bethel Pentecostal Church. Multi-Church Band. All welcome. St Johns Anglican Church Community Dinner, Sunday, January 20th -Doors open at 3:45 p.m. All Welcome. Super Singles Dart League, every Tuesday evening in the Lounge, 7 p.m. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95. Taoist Tai Chi beginner classes starting Monday, January 21 at the Seniors Activity Building. TGIF Dinner & Dance, January 18, dinner 6 p.m. Roast pork, music 7 p.m. Country Junk. Smiths Falls Legion Br 95.


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Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind seeking foster homes for puppies the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in Manotick, you must be prepared to give up the dog, so that it may continue its journey to aid as a guide dog. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind was established as a registered charity in 1984. Since that time, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has provided professionally trained guide dogs to more than 700 Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind also trains assistance dogs for individuals in eastern Ontario with other mobility related disabilities. For more information, please contact Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by email at or phone (613) 692-7777. You can sign up to attend an upcoming information session and learn more about fostering a puppy. Submitted by Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

A new litter of puppies has been born, above, and Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind are looking for foster homes to take them in before they enter the formal training process. Foster homes throughout Brockville, Prescott and Kemptville are being sought for a 12 to 18-month commitment. Submitted photo

Lanark County tourism plans 2013 workshops EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Registration for seven tourism development workshops being planned by Lanark County Tourism is now open. Next up is Niche Packaging on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Carleton Place Town Hall Auditorium, 175 Bridge Street in Carleton Place from 1 to 4 p.m. Register before Jan. 22; next up is Building & Packaging Experiences on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boardroom, Cornelia Court, 91 Cornelia Street West in Smiths Falls. Register by contacting Valley Heartland at 613-283-7002 ext. 101, by email at maryellen@valley., in person or fax 613283-7005. On Thursday, Feb. 21, learn about Building a Culture of Service Excellence in downtown heritage Perth. The location is to be determined, but this will be facilitated by the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC). Register at or online

at Service Excellence for Diverse Cultures will be offered Thursday, March 21 at the Maberly Community Centre. This will be a half-day session with the time to be announced at a later date. It will also be facilitated by OTEC. Register at tourism@lanarkcounty. ca or online athttp://guestli. st/141366. The final tourism development session, a Package Development Workshop, will take place Thursday, March 28 at Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boardroom, Cornelia Court, 91 Cornelia Street West in Smiths Falls. Register by contacting Valley Heartland at 613-283-7002 ext. 101, by email atmaryellen@valley., in person or fax 613283-7005. For more information, reply to this email or contact Marie at Lanark County Tourism Submitted by Lanark County Tourism.

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based Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). I was among those who fought hard to keep WPBS Watertown on Rogers, Ottawa a couple of years ago. Fortunately that campaign was successful. Canadians comprise a large segment of the financial supporters for many PBS affiliates close to the border. Torontonians back the Buffalo PBS channel so dramatically that the station is called “WNED Buffalo-Toronto.” PBS has always been good, airing superior series such as Masterpiece Theatre featuring outstanding British dramas. Their own programming is highlighted by the science show ‘Nova’, news documentary series ‘Frontline’ and the history classic ‘American Experience’ to name a few. Most PBS stations also show good travel features including the acclaimed series on European destinations hosted by Washington State-based travel writer Rick Steves. The network has just begun to air Season 3 of the acclaimed British costume drama ‘Downton Abbey’. The opener Jan. 6 drew 7.9 million viewers, an astounding number for PBS. Downton Abbey is extremely popular in Canada too of course. Also last week PBS started a new, three-part series ‘The Abolitionists’ as part of American Experience on Tuesday night. For anyone interested in that unfortunate but intriguing chapter in U.S. history and the role the anti-slavery movement played in the American Civil War, don’t miss this series. It is sure to be repeated. One of the most controversial abolitionists, Connecticutborn John Brown, was among five main players featured in the opener. His story has connections to Canada. For people in our region Brown also had a very interesting link to the Lake Placid, New York area which is so familiar to eastern Ontario residents. I have written about Brown previously and would be pleased to expound on this further if there is enough interest among EMC readers? Let me know your thoughts on this subject and your feelings about the TV situation in general. Well, time to check tonight’s viewing schedule. Regardless of the poor quality of so much of what airs today, television still provides a safe port in the midst of a long Canadian winter. If you have any comments or questions for Jeff Maguire he can be reached by e-mail at:

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada turns 100-years-old EMC News – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is proud to announce that it has been changing the lives of young Canadians for over 100 years. Since the first organization started matching young people with volunteer adult mentors in Toronto in 1913, Big Brothers Big Sisters has grown to over 123 agencies serving 1000 communities across Canada. “We are very proud to be celebrating 100 years of serving Canadian communities and impacting the lives of youths across the country,” says Big Brothers Big Sisters president and chief executive officer (CEO), Bruce MacDonald. “But we are even more excited to look ahead at the next 100 years and see how we can further improve the lives of Canada’s young people.” Although most well-known for the Big Brothers Mentoring program and the Big Sisters Mentoring program which matches a volunteer mentor with a mentee between the ages

of six to 16, the organization has been creating new mentoring programs to enhance how it serves its communities and to adapt to the needs of both the volunteer mentors and the youth enrolled in its programs. “We know that people are busier than ever and are crunched for time,” says MacDonald. “So we’ve created mentoring programs that address specific needs for the mentees and offer flexibility for volunteer mentors. It’s a win-win.” New mentoring programs such as In School Mentoring, which involves only one hour a week of mentoring during the school year, and has proven through research to address issues such as truancy and lack of school involvement, are just one way that Big Brothers Big Sisters intends to remain relevant over the next 100 years. But whether through the Big Brothers or Big Sisters mentoring programs or a new mentoring programs such as In

School Mentoring, the youth mentoring services provided by volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters have proven to be instrumental in reducing bullying and other related negative behavior such as lack of interest in school; truancy; low self-esteem and drug and alcohol abuse. To help mark this important milestone for Big Brothers Brothers of Leeds and Grenville (BBBSLG), Kawartha Credit Union has donated $3,000 to help support BBBSLG local mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville is grateful to Kawartha Credit Union for their generous donation. “This generous donation is not only a celebration and acknowledgement of the work the agency has done in the past but it is funding that will help us start something in the future,” said Jane Fullarton, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.

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recording artist he has performed pure traditional style country music, he has been a folk singer, he has been a successful rockabilly act â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he has been a bona fide troubadour, writing and singing songs with Canadiana themes, covering the people, places and times he has experienced. Ironically, much of his work has remained low key at the national level. In the Ottawa Valley however, he is a true legend, earning his rightful place in the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame. Dixon had his moment in the national spotlight. His 1971 composition The Last Fatal Duel was recorded by Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors and earned a spot on Connorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classic The Hockey Song al-

Free social media, customer service workshop Jan. 30 EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Canadian Career Academy and The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark County are hosting a free workshop for small and medium business owners in Carleton Place and Lanark County on Wednesday, Jan. 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Almonte Civitan Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This event was such a huge success last time that when we were asked to do it again we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate,â&#x20AC;? said Laura Bennett, unit coordinator at the Canadian Career Academy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only is this a great opportunity for employers to learn more about marketing their business through social media, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a great opportunity to network with each other under one roof.â&#x20AC;? Matt LeMay and Jay McLaren will be speaking about a va-

riety of topics including social media revolution, social media policy, customer expectations, services standards and more. LeMay has maintained a successful balance of commercial and creative projects, while embracing the usage of social media and video an innovative tool for communication and education. McLaren has more than 35 years of business experience and is the general manager of Sunset Nursery in Pembroke who brings a practical approach and hands on experience to the table. This is the second social media night the Canadian Career Academy and Labour Market Group have teamed up to offer exclusively to local employers at no cost. Employers who are interested in attending this workshop can call Briane at

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can Records, followed later by a series of CD releases on his own Shamrock Records label. Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first album on Banff/Rodeo was released in 1971 under the title Fred Dixon and The Friday Afternoon. Two songs from the album gained national airplay with All Over Again reaching number 36 on the RPM country charts in 1971, and Brothers and Sisters peaking at number 58 in 1972. Another Dixon composition, Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Used Car Lot, reached number 22 on RPM in March of 1971. Freddy Dixon, of Irish heritage, was born August 8, 1943 in Perth, Ontario, and has long made his home in the Ottawa Valley town of Smiths Falls. He has been a prominent artist on the country scene, per-

forming through the years with his band at all of the top country clubs and festivals, and with guest appearances on various TV shows. He was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000, and he continues to actively pursue his music career. Freddy Dixon has appeared on the big stage with Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden), Dave Dudley (Six Days on the Road), Rompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ronnie Hawkins, Stompinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Connors, George Hamilton IV, Ronnie Prophet, Dallas Harms, Stonewall Jackson, Johnny Duncan, Bobby Bare, and Jean Shepherd. Freddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album on Shamrock Records is called Iron Horses, Men of Steel.

Community satisfaction survey helps OPP assess service to Ontarians

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Community Satisfaction Survey is scheduled to start this week to solicit public opinions about the services the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) deliver to communities throughout the province. The Community Satisfaction Survey is a telephone survey that randomly selects members of the public (16 years or older) who live in Ontario. The survey takes about five to seven minutes

to complete and is strictly voluntary. Those contacted and willing to participate are asked about issues such as highway safety, policing traffic matters such as the RIDE program, service delivery and even how the OPP investigates crime and enforces the law. The information provided by those surveyed is being collected by a research consultant, R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. that has been

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EMC Entertainment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame member Freddy Dixon will be at Coffee Culture in Smiths Falls Saturday, Feb. 2 to officially launch his new book Freddy Dixon Country & Real People I Have Met. The book launch, getting under way at 7 p.m. at the coffee shop located at the corner of Beckwith and Russell streets, will also include musical entertainment by Dixon, backed up by Don Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill on lead guitar and Chris Must on bass. Dixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-published memoir traces the life story of a working musician and his memories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; often humorous â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of those wild and unpredictable days on the road. The book also recounts anecdotes

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Wynne, Takhar win local Liberal leadership delegate races By DESMOND DEVOY


Dalton McGuinty addresses his supporters and fellow Ontario Liberals at the 1996 leadership convention at likely will with multiple candidates, barring the unforeseen, delegates will then vote accordingly as candidates drop off subsequent ballots. CCM was only able to select 15 delegates. “What happens now is a mystery to me,” said Graham Findlay, CCM provincial Liberal riding association president, regarding the outstanding 16th delegate spot. “Some

Martin said he was still “quite impressed with the numbers that Mr. Takhar was able to pull,” even though, “he didn’t have a wide-ranging campaign across the province.” Each riding will send 16 delegates to the convention, and delegates are pledged to vote for their respective selected candidate – but only on the first ballot. As the voting continues in Toronto, as it


Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. people say that it may go to Takhar. A number of those people who say they will be delegates may not go. Personal plans change.” With a $500 delegate fee, plus up to three nights hotel accommodation in Toronto to account for, Findlay admitted that “we are getting a lot of people complaining about the cost of the convention. Seniors, they are shut out. They

just don’t have the money.” Findlay attributed Takhar’s win in CMM to a large turnout of South East Indian voters, since Takhar was born in India, before immigrating to Canada in the 1970s. “We have a cultural centre inside of it (our riding) and they really enjoy democracy, the practice of democracy,” said Findlay of the voters, mostly from Kanata. “Good

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EMC News – Area Liberals appear to be bucking provincial voting trends in selecting the next premier. Unofficial numbers released to this paper on Monday and Tuesday reveal that while Kathleen Wynne has won the majority of delegates with provincial Liberal voters in Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (LFLA), in a surprise upset, Harinder Takhar has captured the lion’s share of delegates in CarletonMississippi Mills (CMM). When both ridings voted on Saturday, Jan. 12, Takhar took eight delegates in CMM, while Sandra Pupatello garnered four. Wynne, Gerard Kennedy, and Eric Hoskins each received one delegate each. Meanwhile, in LFLA, Wynne ran away with the contest, capturing 10 delegates, with Kennedy a distant second with three delegates. Eric Hoskins picked up two delegates, and Pupatello, who had polled comparatively well just next door, scored only a single delegate. “I’m happy with the result,” said LFLA provincial Liberal riding association president Roger Martin, who had endorsed Wynne before the vote. “I think it speaks very well to Kathleen’s campaign on the ground. She has campaigned very hard on the ground.” While Takhar did not pick up any delegates in LFLA,

for him. I am quite proud of him.” By Findlay’s estimation, Takhar’s win is a validation of Canadian multiculturalism and democracy. “We take the process in such a blasé way, we who have been here so long,” said Findlay, while democracy has had its struggles in other parts of the world. “We take it for granted.” When asked why Takhar had done so well in CMM and so poorly in LFLA, Martin replied that “I don’t think it comes down to an urbanrural split. We are seeing pockets of support across the province,” for different candidates, though he agreed that the South East Asian vote was strongly mobilized to vote for Takhar in CMM. While supporting Wynne, Martin commended Pupatello. “She understands rural issues, she is from a working class environment,” he said, before adding that, if Wynne is elected premier next week, she has promised to add the agriculture and rural affairs portfolio to her duties for a year, just as Premier Dalton McGuinty did upon taking office in 2003 with economic development. “Here is a chance for the premier to take the issues of agriculture and rural affairs head on. We have been hit pretty hard (and) there is a lot of work to be done. Rural and

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northern Ontario needs some special attention.â&#x20AC;? Across the province, Pupatello had a slight lead of delegates over Wynne in a virtual neck-and-neck race, 248 delegates to 229 respectively. Kennedy was in third place with 121 delegates, with Takhar in fourth at 113. Charles Sousa stands at 87 delegates, Hoskins at 49, with 33 independent delegates, with 62 of 63 polls reporting as of Tuesday morning. Former Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray dropped out on Jan. 10 and endorsed Wynne. On top of the 16 delegates each riding is supposed to send, the sitting Liberal MPP, or Liberal candidate from the last election, as well as the

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riding association president, are also automatically entitled to vote at the convention. Former LFLA candidate Bill MacDonald, who confirmed he is leaning towards Wynne, but will ultimately make his mind up closer to the convention date, is glad to see two strong female candidates topping the race provincially. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose with either one of them,â&#x20AC;? MacDonald said, though he cautioned that the numbers are preliminary yet and that anything could happen at the convention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take your lead from the media as the first numbers come out.â&#x20AC;? Dalton McGuinty, for example, only won on the final and deciding ballot at the last

Ontario Liberal leadership convention in Toronto on Dec. 1, 1996, when he beat out Kennedy, who had been leading on every other ballot at the convention. MacDonald admitted that the Liberals face a tough road ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(But) Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m old enough to remember that every party had bumps in the road,â&#x20AC;? he said. While CCM had turnout in Kanata of around 50 per cent, LFLA turnout in Sharbot Lake was closer to 30 per cent. Findlay attributed his ridingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s higher turnout to the mobilization of the South East Asian community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them, we would be down amongst the 30 per cent level,â&#x20AC;? said Findlay.

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Impatience may not be a virtue, but it can be taken to the bank EMC Lifestyle – “Brian Turner, Here’s a vehicle story which I hope you might find interesting. My special friend SAM drives the way she talks. Patience is not a virtue she was blessed with and at her age it is rather doubtful that she will acquire it.” Happy New Year and keep up the good work. Murray Closing 2012 SAM Tale A week before Christmas, SAM goes into Canadian Tire in Ottawa to have a low beam driver’s side headlamp replaced. She waits in line for 30 minutes for the customer service fellow. SAM tells him her problem and he said they could do it in 90 minutes. She said how much? He checks the parts and labour and said $69.57. WHAT? He repeats the price to her. She says to him “Is it written on my forehead, that I’m a dizzy blonde and you can overcharge me?” He says NO! (Note: She has dark brown hair). He checks the pricing out again and comes up with a reasonable quote and she says go ahead. Everyone in the line up behind her has heard the conversation and is laughing. “How long?” she asks. “Ninety minutes,” he replies and she says I will shop in the store and you call me when the car is ready. Fifteen minutes later in the store her cell rings and it is customer service. He said they checked all the vehicle lights and the high-mounted stop lamp and a left rear tail lamp are also burnt out and need to be replaced and she says, okay. An hour later she gets a call and is informed her car is ready. She goes to customer service waits in line for 40 minutes picks up the bill and keys. Invoice – three lamps and replacement service: $37.49 Okay, that’s reasonable and off she goes to pay the bill. Moral of the story: Don’t overcharge SAM at Christmas. Thanks for a great tale and one I’m sure everyone can relate to. At one point in our automotive past, changing light bulbs was something almost everyone could do. Back then every lamp was secured with screws that, once removed, al-

lowed easy access to twist out bulbs. There were only about five or six different bulbs that would fit just about every vehicle on the road and when you changed a headlamp bulb, you got a new lens because it was a sealed-beam type. No worries back then about clouded plastic headlamp lenses that made nighttime driving unsafe. Small bulbs cost less than a dollar each and sealed beam headlamps were ranged from $6 to $10. No repair shop back then would ever think about charging a customer labour to replace a simple bulb. How things have changed! Today replacement headlamp bulbs can average around $25 or more and try over $200 for high-intensity discharge bulbs. While most tail lamp bulbs can still be a do-it-yourself five-minute job, some front lamps require removing the main battery or the entire lamp assembly just to get at the bulb at the back. I can even remember working on a certain year of Ford’s Probe which required removing the front bumper cover just to replace a park lamp bulb! But still many shops offer these services at no charge, especially for regular customers. Mostly because it’s good

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Ontario reaches new agreement with OPSEU EMC News – The Ontario government has reached a tentative two-year collective agreement with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). The negotiated agreement was reached by both sides coming to the table and working co-operatively. The centrepiece of the agreement is a commitment to implement a two-year wage freeze as part of the government’s ongoing effort to restore fiscal balance to the province while maintaining the valued public services upon which Ontario families rely. “I want to thank the leadership of OPSEU for spending approximately 700 hours with us at the bargaining table to

reach an agreement that will protect public services and jobs,” stated Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance and Minister of Government Services. “This deal will help us meet our fiscal targets and it shows how everyone has a role to play to help Ontario eliminate the deficit.” The government and OPSEU must ratify the tentative agreement before details can be released. OPSEU represents about 35,280 Ontario Public Service employees and the previous collective agreement with OPSEU expired on Dec. 31. The Ministry of Government Services is responsible for collective bargaining with all Ontario Public Service bargaining agents.



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ings with scoring – after about 120,000 km; as they said, they were sealed bearings and should not have failed. This has shaken my concept of Toyota being a producer of quality parts. Your insights/thoughts would be appreciated.” Burnt in Lanark County First for those that might not be aware, the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix are the same vehicle with different badging, both manufactured by Toyota and in reality the Matrix/Vibe is simply a fourdoor hatch-back version of the legendary Corolla. I’ve only come across a few AWD Vibe/Matrix’s in the shop, and at least two of them had rear differential and wheel hub/ bearing assembly failures. The rear wheel bearings I can live with.

On just about anything on the road today, hub/bearing assemblies are for the most part not-for-life units. Some drivers will never have to replace them; some will replace two or three sets during one vehicle’s lifetime. Other than internal failures, the number one cause of their demise is excessive lateral force due to curb strikes or hard skids on dry pavement. Chalk it up to auto makers forcing parts suppliers to cut their costs and some careless driving. The differential is another matter. These were, in my humble opinion, particularly weak units, rather light, and not too sturdy. That being said, few owners are aware of the need to change the rear differential fluid on a regular basis and those failures that I’ve been involved with were on cars that had very spotty axle fluid maintenance records. From info I’ve gathered from my sources, savvy Matrix/Vibe owners are replacing the differential fluid with high-quality synthetic gear oil and changing it every 24,000

km as per the owner’s manual severe-service schedule. Every vehicle on the road today has its strengths and weaknesses. If Toyota sold a perfect vehicle, there wouldn’t be any competition. I think they make a very good vehicle generally, but the days of vehicles lasting like your 1990 Corolla are pretty much long gone unless you wish to invest an inordinate amount of time and money in repairs and upkeep, not to mention extremely careful driving. If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to or directly to listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1]. When using regular mail, please supply a phone number if you seek direct contact (due to volume I can’t always promise replies). Yours in service Brian Turner


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Shoeboxes for Seniors campaign Get your children on the slopes collects 700 boxes across region this winter with SnowPass EMC News – The Shoeboxes for Seniors Campaign for the Lanark, Leeds & Grenville and Kingston areas has once again received community support through the collection of hygiene and personal items for shipment to needy seniors in Belarus. Although the campaign fell short of the goal of collecting 1,200 boxes, Colleen Gray, coordinator for Shoeboxes for Seniors is thankful for the continued support from individuals, community organizations and local businesses who have helped make 700 seniors lives a little better. “The seniors who receive our shoeboxes are those who are most in need. These are people who have little or no family support. They live very lonely and isolated lives in a

state of poverty,” she stated. The 2012 campaign has been a special year as it marked its 10th anniversary and over the course of those years has delivered 8,780 shoeboxes. Once again, the shoeboxes will be transported to Belarus in early March by a contingent of volunteers with Canadian Aid for Chernobyl. The shoeboxes will be given as gifts to seniors on occasions such as Senior’s Day, Invalid’s Day, Veteran’s Day and special anniversaries. They not only provide basic care but bring hope and joy. A very special thank you goes out to the host drop off sites who have so generously opened their doors to receive donations. They are: LeedsGrenville MPP Steve Clark’s

office (Brockville); Community Home Support Lanark County (Smiths Falls and Perth); Cheryl J. Brown Centre – Kemptville and District Home Support (Kemptville); Brockville & District Hospital Foundation and all Community and Primary Health Care (CPHC) Community Home Support offices. A heartfelt thank you also goes out to all those who have given so generously and made it possible to be able to send 700 shoeboxes this March. The continued support is truly appreciated. The campaign will kick off again in June 2013 however donations of items or cheques can be forwarded to Colleen Gray anytime throughout the year. Gray can be reached at 613-345-6983.

EMC News – Bruce Moore of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, spoke of the impacts on agricultural activities of the drought of 2012, during a conference on the drought at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Saturday, Jan. 12.

for a SnowPass and there are more than 150 ski areas participating, including 33 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, two ski areas in Manitoba, 34 ski areas in Ontario, 54 ski areas in Quebec, eight in Atlantic Canada and one in the Yukon. For a full list of participating ski areas, please visit One of the great things about the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is that it encourages children to stay active during the long Canadian winter. “Skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to get kids outside and active in winter,” says Patrick Arkeveld, president and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council (CSC). “Skiing and snowboarding are healthy and fun outdoor activities, and what’s more, they’re family sports that everyone can enjoy together.” Now applying for a

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Remembering a dear pet adopted on Valentine’s Day 2001 This Week’s Pets By LORI CLARKSON

EMC Lifestyle – For me, the approach of Valentine’s Day brings the thoughts of my own experience in adopting a rescued dog and I can’t help but take a moment to remember my Benson. I had started volunteering as a dog walker at the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society, located just north of Peterborough, and because I had two large dogs at home and was comfortable with handling larger dogs, I was given Benson to walk. It was early January and Benson had been at the shelter for almost four months. He

had a bad start in life…no one knew where he came from, he had been found tied to the shelter’s front door one morning, and he was so distraught the shelter staff had a terrible time even approaching him and had to sedate the poor thing just to get him into the shelter. Over the next four months he was adopted once and returned because the new owner felt he was too aggressive. Benson (his name given by the shelter staff), was young, male and yes, a little “over the top”…and once labelled “difficult,” extremely hard to place in a new home.


and clean, and all I need is a loving home. Kids are welcome!

And I have to say, the first “walk” we had was more of a “drag”…he dragged me everywhere! But he was smart. And loving. And I couldn’t stop thinking about him and what would happen to him. By February, I had to do something…and talked to the shelter staff about adopting him. He came home with us on Valentine’s Day 2001. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I had to try. I can honestly say, Benson was the craziest, most loveable misfit I’ve ever met and although it was a hard go the first couple of years, I wouldn’t trade one minute of time with Benson for anything. Sadly, Benson passed away last September at 13 years of age, and I miss him every day. Not all the animals are easy to place or find new homes for, and it takes wonderful staff and volunteers to help every animal find its forever home. Thank you to all of the hardworking people at LAWS and the community for never giving up!

Roxy and Beatrice I am a six-month-old black and white female cat who loves to snuggle up with my newly found friend Beatrice who is a lovely threeyear-old female Torbie cat.

male cat full of quirks and “charms.” I was found wandering the streets in Smiths Falls and a good person dropped me of at the shelter. Although I am very well cared for this is not my forever home...I like playing outside my cage, chase a laser light or whatever toy you decide to get me, I love it all. I am very affectionate

Featured this week Prince Hello, my name is Prince and what a prince I am! I am a young, one year old

They have put us together in one cat room and since then we’re like sisters. We sleep, eat and drink together and we do like to keep each other clean. It would be nice to be adopted together to that special forever home. We both love to play, but we do need some quiet time too. We’re not demanding, please come, we’d love to meet you! Henry I am a very playful boy, and I can be a little picky when it comes to other cats. Some cats I like, some I don’t!

Overall, I am easy going and would love for you to give me a chance to a good life in front of your fireplace or somewhere warm. Lanark Animal Welfare Society is located on Glenview Road, just off Highway 43, about two kilometres west of Smiths Falls. The shelter is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write to us at P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 or contact us at 613283-9308, or email at Visit our website at Please also check out www.AdoptADog. TV featuring some of our canines up for adoption. If you have lost a dog or cat please check our website or phone or visit the shelter. If you have found a dog or cat please visit our website to find the number of your local animal control officer.



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Lots to do this month at Merrickville Public Library suffer from problems that prevent us from getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation affects mental performance and overall health. Dr. Weststrate will address health issues affected by insufficient sleep and ways of overcoming common sleep difficulties. Thinking of selling your home? Are you a fan of HGTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home staging shows?

Resolve to follow Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Almost everyone makes New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolutions at some point in their lives. Many Canadians each year resolve to eat better and become more physically active. If these are among your goals for 2013, learning more about Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide will help you and your family on your way to achieving your New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution goals. Eating Well with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide provides recommendations on how many servings of each food group you should eat each day, including vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives. The food guide also encourages people to limit foods and beverages that are high in calories, fat, sugar or salt (sodium). By following the recommendations in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide, you will get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need. You may also reduce your risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer and osteoporosis, as well as contribute to your overall health and vitality. To eat well, start by following these easy tips for each of the four food groups: Vegetables and fruit â&#x20AC;˘ Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day. â&#x20AC;˘ Choose dark green vegetables such as broccoli, romaine lettuce and spinach. â&#x20AC;˘ Go for orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and winter squash. â&#x20AC;˘ Choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar or salt. â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy vegetables steamed, baked or stir-fried, instead of deep-fried. â&#x20AC;˘ Have vegetables and fruit more often than juice. Grain products â&#x20AC;˘ Make at least half of your grain products whole grain. â&#x20AC;˘ Eat a variety of whole grains, such as barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa and wild rice. â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy whole grain breads, oatmeal and whole wheat pasta. â&#x20AC;˘ Choose grain products that are low in fat, sugar and salt.

Compare the Nutrition Facts table on labels to make wise choices. â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy the true taste of grain products. When adding sauces or spreads, use small amounts. Milk and alternatives â&#x20AC;˘ Drink 500 ml (two cups) of skim, 1 per cent or 2 per cent milk every day for adequate vitamin D. â&#x20AC;˘ Drink fortified soy beverages if you do not drink milk. â&#x20AC;˘ Select lower-fat milk alternatives. â&#x20AC;˘ Compare the Nutrition Facts table on yogurt or cheese labels to make wise choices. Meat and alternatives â&#x20AC;˘ Eat meat alternatives such as beans, lentils and tofu often. â&#x20AC;˘ Eat at least two Food Guide servings of fish each week. â&#x20AC;˘ Choose fish such as char, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, and trout. â&#x20AC;˘ Select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt. â&#x20AC;˘ Trim the visible fat from meats. Remove the skin on poultry. â&#x20AC;˘ Use cooking methods such as roasting, baking or poaching that require little or no added fat. â&#x20AC;˘ If you eat luncheon meats, sausages or prepackaged meats, choose those lower in salt (sodium) and fat. A diet low in saturated fat and trans fat can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. For good health, include a small amount of unsaturated fat each day such as canola, olive or soybean oil, margarine or mayonnaise. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thirsty, make water your beverage of choice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great calorie-free way to quench your thirst. Limit your intake of soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks and punches, sweetened hot and cold beverages as well as alcohol. These beverages can be high in calories and low in nutrients. For more information on healthy eating, please visit: Eating Well With Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Food Guide (

Home staging is a popular technique to sell your house more quickly by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive property with more appeal to buyers. Join Re/Max realtor Brenda Morotti on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. to learn more about staging techniques for those of us who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a TV crew to help. For parents and kids, the library will be hosting a special Family Literacy Day StoryTime on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories from the Read to Every Kid contest â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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1955 ‘mean looking’ Mercury convertible built in Oakville EMC Lifestyle - As a teenager in the late 1960s, Alex McClure of Freelton, Ont., owned a 1956 Mercury 2-door: “It was a mean looking machine, gun-metal grey with a white pocket under the side windows. One day, I picked up a friend, pulled out of his driveway, and floored the accelerator. When I let off the pedal, the car kept accelerating. I pulled up on the pedal with my foot but the car still kept accelerating! “I turned off the ignition key and pulled off the road. I pulled up on the gas pedal and re-started the car. T he engine revved up again. It turns out the 4-barrel carburetor was all gummed up from not having an air cleaner. Remember, I was a teenager and couldn’t afford extras. The bias ply tires were so bald, the nylon cord was showing on the tread.” Alex owned his ’56 Mercury for two years and sold it to pay his university tuition. Gone but not forgotten, he always wanted another one. In 1993, he purchased an unrestored 1955 Mercury Montclair convertible from his brother, who had bought

it several years earlier from John Riordon in Stratford, Ont., who found it at a swap meet in Waterdown. “When I brought this car home, my friend’s wife called it a piece of junk and said I should just continue with it to the wrecking yard. We finished a frame-off restoration by 1999. Everything has been kept original except for converting the electrical system from 6 to 12 volts.” Alex McClure’s 1955 Mercury convertible was built at the Ford of Canada plant in Oakville with serial #176BK55-51203. It is one of 111 built at that location, with another 10,557 built in the U.S. The paint colour is Arbor Green with an Alaska White pocket under the door glass and it has a power-operated white top. The engine is a 292 cubic inch V8 with 4-bbl carburetor and dual exhausts producing 198 hp. The car has power steering, power brakes, and a Merc-O-Matic

air-cooled transmission. “This is a 3-speed automatic,” explains Alex. “Henry Ford wanted a safety feature whereby the car

starts from a stop in second gear so the rear wheels will not spin on a wet road. If you kick down the accelerator, first gear will engage. The ride and handling is very impressive.” Alex’s car is one of 10 Cruise Nationals Finalists and will be featured this year at the Canadian Inter-

national Auto Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Feb 15-24. Online voting is at www.autoshow. ca/aaaCIAS2013/cruiseNationals/vote/, ending at midnight Feb 3. More information and pictures can be seen at by clicking on the “CRUISE NATIONALS” Tab. I’m always looking for

more stories. Email or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “OLD CAR DETECTIVE FAVOURITE STORIES, 1925 to 1965.”

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Alex McClure’s beautiful 1955 Mercury Montclair convertible.

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      Almonte and District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) -ARTIN3T. !LMONTE    0RINCIPAL,AURIE-C#ABE Arklan Community Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 0ATTERSON#RES #ARLETON0LACE    0RINCIPAL*IM$UNCAN Full-Day Kindergarten Site +INDERGARTEN)NFORMATION .IGHT2EGISTRATION%VENING 4UESDAY &EBRUARY PM Athens District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) #HURCH3T !THENS    0RINCIPAL-ARSHA-C.AIR Beckwith Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8/EFI) .INTH,INE2D 22 #ARLETON0LACE    0RINCIPAL*OANNE#LAYTON +INDERGARTEN&RENCH)MMERSION )NFORMATION.IGHT 7EDNESDAY &EBRUARY 2EGISTRATION 7EDNESDAY &EBRUARY $URING3CHOOL$AY Caldwell Street Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) #ALDWELL3T #ARLETON0LACE    0RINCIPAL#AROLE$UFORT

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Drummond Central School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) $RUMMOND3CHOOL2D 22 0ERTH    0RINCIPAL-ARGARET&RITZ Full-Day Kindergarten Site Duncan J. Schoular Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) -C'ILL3T3 3MITHS&ALLS    0RINCIPAL-ARK7ILLIAMS Full-Day Kindergarten Site Glen Tay Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) (ARPER2D 22 0ERTH    0RINCIPAL3TEVE&ERGUSON Kemptville Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 2EUBEN#RES +EMPTVILLE    0RINCIPAL.ANCY(ANNA .ORTH'RENVILLE&RENCH)MMERSION#ENTRE Full-Day Kindergarten Site +INDERGARTEN)NFORMATION.IGHT 7EDNESDAY &EBRUARY PM

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Naismith Memorial Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) +ING3T !LMONTE    0RINCIPAL'AIL"RANT 4ERRY Full-Day Kindergarten Site North Elmsley Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 0ORT%LMSLEY2D 22 0ERTH    0RINCIPAL0AUL(ANNAH North Grenville District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) #ONCESSION2D +EMPTVILLE    0RINCIPAL'RADESn 3TEVE3HARP 0RINCIPAL'RADESn $AVID-ORRISON 'RADE)NFORMATION.IGHT 4UESDAY *ANUARY PMnPM Oxford-on-Rideau Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) 7ATER3T /XFORD-ILLS    0RINCIPAL*ANET+ELLAR +INDERGARTEN)NFORMATION.IGHT 4UESDAY &EBRUARY PMnPM Pakenham Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) *EANIE3T 0AKENHAM    0RINCIPAL0AUL,E2OY Full-Day Kindergarten Site Queen Elizabeth Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 7ILSON3T% 0ERTH    Principal: Carmela Ciocio Rideau Centennial Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) (IGHWAY 0ORTLAND    0RINCIPAL3HARON-C+ENZIE

Rideau District High School (Gr. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12) -AIN3T %LGIN    0RINCIPAL3HARON(ALLADAY Rideau Vista Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) #OUNTY2D 7ESTPORT    0RINCIPAL3HARON-C+ENZIE Full-Day Kindergarten Site R. Tait McKenzie Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) 0ATERSON3T !LMONTE    0RINCIPAL$EAN&OURNIER South Branch Elementary School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6) #ONCESSION2D +EMPTVILLE    0RINCIPAL+AREN"RYAN Full-Day Kindergarten Site +INDERGARTEN/PEN(OUSE 4UESDAY &EBRUARY PMnPM South Crosby Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6/EFI) (ALLADAY3T %LGIN    0RINCIPAL-ONIQUE!NTOINE (ARTLEY The Stewart School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) 3UNSET"LVD 0ERTH    0RINCIPAL$ARYL+ELLY Full-Day Kindergarten Site Wolford Public School (Gr. JK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8) #OUNTY2D -ERRICKVILLE    0RINCIPAL3USAN4HAIN

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Plenty of action, big stars in recently released Gangster Squad MOVIE: Gangster Squad STARRING: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte and Sean Penn DIRECTOR: Ruben Fleischer RATING: 18A EMC Entertainment - I was expecting Gangster Squad to be a powerful drama, but instead it felt more like an action flick. In 1949 the city of Los Angeles is under siege. Drugs, guns, prostitution, and gambling plague the city, and it’s all controlled by Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). He owns cops, judges, lawyers and politicians. He rules L.A. through fear, and violence. Though not everyone is owned by Cohen. Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin) has no trouble busting up Cohen’s operations. He hates Cohen and everything he’s done to L.A. which is why Police Chief Bill Parker (Nick Nolte) recruits him. Parker wants to wage war against Cohen. To do that he needs a small group of policemen who can work in secret to do what needs to be done. They won’t be investigating crimes, and they won’t be making arrests. They’ll be taking Cohen


down by any means necessary. O’Mara eagerly accepts Parker’s offer and quickly assembles his team. He hand picks Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), Max Kennard (Robert Patrick), Navidad Ramirez (Michael Pena), Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi) and Jerry Wooters to join him. Together they take the fight to Cohen. Gangster Squad is a slick and stylish gangster flick. It has all the makings of an intense film experience, yet it falls just short. It jumps quickly from scene to scene with the rhythm of an action film. The story is there but it never spends a great deal of time on it. At one point

Giovanni Ribisi’s character questions the morality of what they’re doing because after all they’ve done he can’t see the difference between himself and Cohen. The film had moved so quickly that I couldn’t help but wonder if anything had been done yet. Beyond that the film is really predictable. Even to the point where I knew what the characters were going to say before they said it. That predictability steals away from the film’s more powerful moments. The cast is so talented they’re almost wasted here, but as I’ve often said if you want to make a great action film use great actors. Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena and Giovanni

Ribisi are great. You have no problem believing these men would walk through fire to see justice done. Josh Brolin is every inch the square-jawed hero. He’s exactly who you picture when you think of a hardboiled police detective who is fighting organized crime. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are electric together. He exudes charm and confidence, but with an intensity that’s lying just below the surface. As Mickey’s girl Grace Faraday, Emma Stone redefines the sultry heroine. Together you can’t take your eyes off them. The stand-out performance here is Sean Penn. As a ruthless psychopath bent on ruling the west coast with an iron fist Penn was ridiculously good. Gangster Squad is a really good action/gangster film, but it had the potential to be so much more. Mark Haskins’ column is a regular feature of the EMC.

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Rack of lamb with tapenade makes for an elegant meal EMC lifestyle - Lamb is fresh, lean, tender, mild and easy to cook! It’s an excellent source of protein, iron and B vitamins. Because lamb isn’t marbled like beef, health-conscious cooks can easily trim off the fat. Ask your butcher to remove extra fat and chine the bones (meaning to sever the backbone). Serve with roasted root vegetables. Preparation time: 15 Minutes Cooking time: 16 to 18 Minutes Baking time: 30 to 35 Minutes Servings: Four Ingredients: ·Two tbsp (25 mL) olive oil ·One (15 mL) Dijon mustard ·One tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary or one tsp (5 mL) dried ·One clove garlic, minced ·Two racks Ontario Lamb (six to eight ribs each), trimmed Tapenade: ·One (15 mL) olive oil ·One1 clove garlic, minced ·1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped Ontario Green-

house Tomatoes · 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped Ontario Roasted Red Peppers · 1/4 cup (50 m L) chopped olives ·Two tbsp (25 mL) chopped capers Preparation: Tapenade: In small saucepan, heat oil over mediumhigh heat; sauté garlic, tomatoes and red peppers until softened, about five minutes. Add olives and capers; cook for three minutes to blend flavours. (Tapenade can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to three days; rewarm to serve.) In large bowl, combine oil, mustard, rosemary and garlic; rub over meaty parts of lamb. Reserve any remaining oil mixture. In large heavy-bottomed skillet, brown each lamb rack on all sides over high heat, about one minute each side. Place in shallow roasting pan; top with any remaining oil mixture. Cover exposed bones with foil to prevent burning. Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.


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Snowmobile messages from OPP, OFSC during safety week smart choices like riding sober, avoiding lakes and rivers and using OFSC prescribed trails. According to the OPP and OFSC, more than 90 per cent of fatalities occur off OFSC designated trails. With the current warm weather through much of the province this week, the OPP and OFSC are strongly urging snowmobilers to avoid lakes and rivers altogether, as waterways with previously formed ice deteriorate rapidly. Tips for safe snowmobiling â&#x20AC;˘ Ride without alcohol or drugs: The OPP and OFSC are reminding snowmobile enthusiasts that snowmobiling under the influence of any amount of alcohol or drugs carries severe penalties. If convicted of driving a snowmobile while impaired, a rider could lose all driving privileges (car, truck, motorcycle, off-road vehicles and snowmobiles) and jeopardize future insurability. The same â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warn Rangeâ&#x20AC;? suspensions issued for having a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) between 0.05 and 0.08 mg that apply to driving a motor vehicle, also apply to driving a snowmobile. â&#x20AC;˘ Stay on the trail: The OFSC makes designated trails available that are marked, mapped, maintained and patrolled for the safety and enjoyment of all snowmobilers. Riders can greatly reduce their risk of getting into trouble by carefully assessing which trails to ride on, avoid-

ing unavailable trails and not riding off-trail on roads, lakes, unfamiliar terrain and private property. â&#x20AC;˘ Take it easy: Take it easy on every ride by always obeying the laws and always staying to the right of the trail. Each rider should snowmobile with care and control, within their own ability and according to current trail and weather conditions. â&#x20AC;˘ Slow down at night: Darkness reduces visibility and alters perceptions, so riders must ride even more cautiously at night and never outrun their sled headlights. â&#x20AC;˘ Know before you go: No ice travel is completely safe. Hypothermia or drowning from riding into open water or falling through the ice are serious risks, as are collisions with fixed objects such as docks, ice huts or shorelines. â&#x20AC;˘ See and be seen: Good judgment, depth perception and quick reaction time depend on being able to see properly at all times. Slow down and keep right in reduced visibility situations like snow dust, sun glare, heavy falling snow, or when visor or glasses are fogged; always wear bright colours and reflective materials so others can see you more easily. â&#x20AC;˘ Ride with companions: Never snowmobile alone. Riding buddies can provide immediate assistance for breakdowns, when getting stuck or in emergency situations. â&#x20AC;˘ Be prepared: Snowmo-

biling incidents occur in unpredictable and uncontrolled natural settings where each rider needs to always expect the unexpected. Snowmobiling can take you far away from emergency assistance, so each rider must be prepared by carrying a tool kit, spare parts, flashlight, first-aid kit and survival items such as

high-energy food, fire-starting equipment and a compass. For more information, visit The OPP is committed to saving lives on Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highways, trails and waterways through the reduction of preventable injury and death. Initiatives are developed and delivered through the Provin-

cial Traffic Safety Program. The OFSC is committed to proactive leadership in promoting safe, responsible riding, on and off Ontario snowmobile trails, by building safer snowmobiling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours through rider education, safety legislation, development and enforcement.

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EMC News - Lanark County Interval House accepted a donation of wish-list items from the students of Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. Tori Gleason identified an opportunity to help others during the holiday season and led her fellow students in this challenge to help Lanark County Interval House. This donation will go directly towards helping provide much-needed services to the women, teens and children from Smiths Falls and across the region. Pictured are Gord Cooke, principal, Heather Whiting, volunteer/fundraising coordinator; Tori Gleason, Grade 12 student who organized the challenge, and teacher Angela Wykes, whose classroom won the pizza party sponsored by the Smiths Falls Police Department. The Lanark County Interval House wish list is at

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jan. 13 to 19 is Snowmobile Safety Week and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) kicked off the campaign last week with important messages about what it takes to enjoy a safe snowmobile season in Ontario. Members of the OPP Highway Safety Division and other OPP members were joined by OFSC, S.T.O.P. (Snowmobile Trail Officer Patrol) and S.A.V.E. (Snowmobile ATV and Vessel Enforcement) Unit members to share information about the dangers and risks associated with snowmobiling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially when alcohol and riding on lakes and rivers are involved. As part of the campaign kick-off, an Ontario resident recounted her personal and tragic ordeal of losing her son to an impaired snowmobiler in central Ontario. Her story sent a strong message that snowmobiling while impaired places other snowmobilers at risk and that these tragedies are completely preventable. According to the OPP, seven of the 13 snowmobiling fatalities investigated by the OPP last season (2011-2012) involved alcohol and they have already investigated two snowmobiling incidents this year (2013) in which alcohol and unsafe ice were factors. The OPP and OFSC are reminding snowmobilers that these statistics underscore the importance of making

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New group for Mac users forming EMC News - Long time Mac users Gayda Errett and Jarl Ketola have realized that although there are a number of other Mac users in Perth and surrounding Lanark County that none of these people have had any contact with each other or local access to detailed Apple related support. Mac owners in this area have to travel as far as Ottawa or Toronto to obtain Apple related hardware or software advice in person either from an Apple Store or from the nearest Mac Users Group or ‘MUG’ as they are known. Albeit Apple provides excellent telephone and online support, however, contact with a ‘real’ Apple technical support person is non-existent or available living in rural areas. The vast majority of personal computer users are running Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Therefore, Windows computer users typically have a far easier time finding detailed technical assistance. For example, any computer store can usually provide support for Windows users. Unfortunately, specialized technical support for Mac Users and those using Apple’s iDevices is a lot more difficult to come across unless you are living near major cities. With Apple now being one of the world’s most valuable companies, Apple hardware and Apple software, in particular, is changing at an extremely rapid rate. For example, a new major release of Apple’s popu-

lar OS X operating system is being released annually! It used to take two to five years for each major new release of OS X to come about. In this fast paced technological environment, it has become difficult for the average Mac as well as iDevice user to keep informed and up-to-date on all the vast technical details involved. Especially, with such rapidly changing and highly advanced hardware and software now so readily available. Recognizing the local lack of much needed support for those using Apple products, Jarl and Gayda have decided to join forces to do something about it. They are volunteering their time, and effort as well as their skills towards the goal of getting a Mac User’s Group formed here in Lanark County for anyone using or interested in using or learning more about Apple products and wants to get the ‘most’ out of their hardware and software. Mac User groups are organizations created by people interested in sharing information about Apple hardware and what can be accomplished with the help of digital technology. Mac User groups are about all aspects of Apple technology. Mac User Groups are for everyone from first-time computer users to experts. They are for people from every profession, background and age. Further, Mac User groups offer members an opportunity to become friends with other Apple product users, have their

technical questions answered and provide honest advice regarding Apple hardware, software and even peripherals. Mac User groups provide a friendly and supportive environment where people can learn from each other and have a lot of fun at the same time. There are now more than 800 Mac user groups worldwide that are registered with Apple! Some groups have less than 30 members others have more than 1,000 members. Many groups offer monthly meetings, and informative newsletters. Even member discounts and forming other special interest groups. Not to be underestimated is the camaraderie that Apple users share some Mac User groups offer classes with one-on-one support. Larger groups even offer extensive training programs with access to computer labs and detailed resource libraries. Want technology to do more for you? Now you can become a part of a Mac User Group is this area! The first inaugural meeting of the Mac User Group for Lanark County area will be held at Playfairville on January 21st at 2:00 p.m. If you wish to learn more about Mac User’s Groups or wish to attend the first meeting for this area, please contact Jarl Ketola via email at and obtain directions to the meeting location. Submitted by Jarl Ketola.

Youth and Staff who took part in Hip Hop at the Youth Centre sports program include: Front (L-R) Harley McDougall, Middle (L-R) Michelle Deforge, Back (L-R)- Student Helper Santana Cole, Instructor Samantha Shaw, Makayla Coutts. Above, Samantha Shaw and Student helper Santana Cole show the youth a few moves during class. Submitted photos

Learning hip hop at county’s youth centre EMC News - The Lanark Youth Centre members learned all about Hip Hop at sports program on last month as part of the YAL (Youth Active Living) Program. Instructor Samantha Shaw and student helper Santana Cole taught a group of four teens some hip hop dance moves. It was a small group of youth but they had a blast learning how to do the worm, and a few other cool tricks. Shaw is the founder and

owner of Shaw’s Dance and has been teaching since 2009 she has also volunteered her teaching time here at the youth centre for the past three years as well. She teaches tap, jazz, ballet, highland, hip hop, and modern at the Ferguson Falls hall. For more info on classes see her Facebbok page ‘Shaw’s Dance’ or send her an email for more information at ‘samanthashaw_’. Thanks to Sam for volunteering her time we appreciate it. Our next YAL sports night program will be Karate on Jan 17th 2013. Anyone aged 11 to 18 is more than welcome to come join in the fun. Any questions feel free to contact the Youth Centre at 613-259-2012. Submitted by Michelle Deforge, Youth Program Developer.



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Area MP Gordon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor reflects on top stories of 2012 . Page A/CP3

Globke captures CCHL Player of the Week honours EMC Sports â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) Corporate Hype Player of the Week is Alex Globke (#18) of the Carleton Place Canadians. Globke had an outstanding week and helped lead the Canadians to a perfect three wins over league-leading Ottawa Junior Senators, Smiths Falls Bears and Nepean Raiders. The Waterford, Michigan native amassed seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) and was selected the first star in all three games. The Canadians forward leads his team in scoring with 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) and sits tied for 14th in overall league scoring. See page A/CP17.

Mount Pakenham welcomes hundreds of guests to ski hill. Page A/CP12


Reeve Kidd reviews 2012, looks ahead By TARA GESNER

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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Beckwith Township Reeve Richard Kidd sat down with the Canadian Gazette EMC on Friday morning (Jan. 11) for a yearend interview. Here are some highlights of his thoughts on 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We crossed the halfway mark of the four-year term,â&#x20AC;? said Kidd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This council has done a lot of great things,


working well together. The municipality continues to move forward in a positive direction.â&#x20AC;? He recognized the support of the community and the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional, dedicated team of staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also want to thank my fellow members of council for all of their efforts to serve the interests of Beckwith Township and its residents,â&#x20AC;? said Kidd.

Topping the reeveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of positives last year is the townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-year road plan (improvements and upgrades) being on schedule. The 7th Line is completed and the municipality was able to begin work on Scotch Corners Road. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The work on Scotch Corners Road was scheduled for this year,â&#x20AC;? explained Kidd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, we were flexible enough to go ahead and begin in 2012. I am proud of this. It

EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to get your frost on! Winter is the season Canadians know best, so why not let your hair down in the company and warmth of family, friends and neighbours at the 2013 Pakenham Frost Festival, Jan. 22-27. The festival, sponsored by the Pakenham & District Civitan Club, offers a full week of frosty activities for the young, and the young at heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to have fun, meet up with friends and neighbours and support your local Civitan and businesses,â&#x20AC;? said Brenda Hurrle, president of the Pakenham & District Civitan Club. Joining Hurrle on the festival committee are Barb Brennan, Lesley Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Arrivee, Doris Rankin, Shelley Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor and Mike Ryan. Year after year, hundreds of visitors (from all over the Ottawa Valley) take part in the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous activities. Hurrle is certain 2013 will be another successful year for the winter carnival. All net proceeds raised by way of the Pakenham Frost Festival go back into the community.

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beginning in 2013-14, to help address critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects identified as top priorities through comprehensive asset management plans. “Now we wait and see if the money comes through,” he said. Even if the township receives a negative response from the government, work on the 9th Line will be undertaken. The municipality has been putting money away in reserves. Kidd commended the Beckwith Township Fire Department for its hard work and professionalism in 2012 “Last year was one of the driest,” he said. “Our fire department did a great job, from educating people, enforcing burn bans and just being careful. I believe strongly we did not have a major brush fire because of their efforts.” After years of work, the province accepted the township’s Official Plan (OP).

munity Centre. There will be a children’s costume contest, crowning of Little Miss and Mr. Pakenham, races, prizes and more. Just prior to the night’s Junior B hockey matchup between the Almonte Thunder and Arnprior Packers, a ceremonial face-off takes place on centre ice at 8 p.m. Dropping the puck is longtime Pakenham resident Gervais Ryan. “Lindsay Frechette is singing ‘O Canada’,” added Hurrle. Tickets for the game are available at the arena: adults, $8; seniors and students, $5; and children, $2. A great way to end the day

is Blues Night with local band Pat Watters & Mixed Nuts. The entertainment begins at 9 p.m. in the community centre’s upstairs hall. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at Nicholson’s Sundries. “The event was added in an effort to reach more members of our community,” explained Hurrle. On Saturday, Jan. 26, pancakes start being served at 7 a.m. in the community centre’s upper hall. The cost of breakfast, which runs until 11 a.m., is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Come early for a seat and enjoy local entertainers. Register at the pancake

breakfast for the Snowmobile Rally, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee per sled is $20. For $5 per person, stay warm and play six-hand euchre in the upper hall, beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday night, the “popular” Pub Night returns – featuring entertainment by the Ryan’s and special guest, master ventriloquist Mark Crocker. Crocker is internationally recognized as one of North Americas’ best ventriloquists, and Canada’s busiest comedians. The fun begins at 8 p.m. in the community centre’s upper hall. Pub tickets are $12.50 and available in

advance at Nicholson’s Sundries. On Sunday, Jan. 27, events begin at 11 a.m. with an ecumenical service, historic church tour and lunch at St. Peter Celestine Roman Catholic Church. All are welcome. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., dress warm and enjoy tobogganing at Pakenham Highlands Golf Club. Shinny Hockey takes place on the outdoor skating rink (beside the arena). All players must wear a helmet. The game begins at 1 p.m. The Pakenham Civitan Club thanks all of the merchants in and around the vil-

lage for supporting the 2013 Pakenham Frost Festival. “The Civitan club will be collecting canned donations at all events for the Lanark County Food Bank (LCFB),” said Hurrle. The LCFB provides emergency food hampers to those in need. Hampers are approximately three days worth of food. Areas served by the food bank: Almonte, Beckwith, Carleton Place, Clayton, Franktown, Innisville and Mississippi Mills. “So bundle up for a week of fun and join us at the Pakenham Frost Festival,” said Hurrle. “It’s good fun for the whole family.”

“We are set for the next five years,” said Kidd. He called the process frustrating. “We basically got what we wanted,” said Kidd, “but I know it is a relief for all of council and staff to be done with it.” An OP sets out a municipality’s general policies for future land use. It deals with matters such as location of new housing, industry and commercial offices, and identifying vital services such as roads, sewers and parks. Kidd noted the Beckwith Recreation Complex continues to be an economic development tool. The compound features 10 soccer pitches, lighted baseball diamond, softball field, walking trails, multi-purpose artificial turf sports field, indoor ice rink, indoor artificial turf soccer pitch and much more. “Beckwith Park served as the home field for the GeeGees football team (University of Ottawa) in 2012,” said the reeve. “This was a major event – the highest level of

football played in Lanark County – and it didn’t cost the township anything.” Kidd said there would most likely be some form of continued partnership with the football team this year: training camp, exhibition games or coaching clinic with Beckwith Irish Minor Football. On Oct. 20 Beckwith rolled out the welcome mat as hundreds of athletes descended on the Beckwith Recreation Complex for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 World Broomball Championships. “We were able to showcase our facility, which was huge for us,” said Kidd. Competitors came from Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and United States. “It really gave us a sense of community pride, having the ability to pull this off,” he continued. The 1,300-plus athletes returned to the complex Nov. 3 for a sit down dinner banquet. Improvements to the rec-

reation centre in 2012 included lighting (fluorescent) and rubber matting (in the lobby). Council chambers at the municipal office received a facelift last year. “It is used so much by the community, which is a good sign,” said Kidd. Another three kilometres were added to the Beckwith Trail, which officially opened in October 2011. “The multi-use trail is used by a wide spectrum of the area’s population – all ages and abilities,” said Kidd. “It is making our community healthy.” The municipal leader celebrated the township’s partnership with the Algonquin College Heritage Masonry Program (Perth campus) and professor Kevin Lee. Students acquired practical experience working on a community project and the township was able to upgrade the stonework on the back wall of Prospect United Church. Lee took a 12-month sabbatical in 2012 to help the municipality with

different projects, including the church. Kidd said maintenance to the historical church will ensure its longevity. Additional work is planned. The township’s Spirit Committee was in full swing. Staff and councillors participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike fundraising event and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County Bowl for Kids Sake. “We also continued to upgrading of our staff,” said Kidd, “and they are doing a great job.” Beckwith Township handed out 13 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals to deserving recipients Nov. 13. Chief administrative officer Cynthia Moyle nominated the entire council to receive the honour: Faye Campbell, Tim Campbell, Brian Dowdall Kidd and Sharon Mousseau. Other highlights in 2012 included the strategic planning session – mapping out priorities for the next five years – and residential development (65-plus homes

constructed). “Our population is increasing,” said Kidd. “We (Beckwith) had the highest growth in new assessment in Lanark County.” On the downside, last year saw a theft problem in the township – for the first time. Twelve gates (farm and trail) were stolen. “I guess this is something that happens with growth,” said Kidd, “but Beckwith is still a great place to live.” In conclusion, the reeve thanked Beckwith staff and area residents for the tremendous support and kindness shown to him and his family following the death of his wife, Roxanne, in March.

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EMC News – Area Member of Parliament (MP) Gordon O’Connor commented on a number of the big issues that dominated 2012, but not before offering a few words on the story that has commanded attention from coast to coast to coast in Canada. The Idle No More movement has seen aboriginals across the nation hold flashmob drum-dances at shopping malls and picketing at international bridges for weeks. Many say the federal government isn’t respecting treaty agreements; others oppose changes to the Navigable Waters Act that effectively reduces the number of protected rivers and lakes from 2.5 million to 159. Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike is often linked to the actions. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t say the lengthy hunger strike forced him into a meeting with native leaders, the CarletonMississippi Mills MP nevertheless set a date. “It’ll be with us for as long as I’m alive,” O’Connor said Jan. 7 of the tensions between aboriginals and other Canadians. “The prime minister is going to with the AFN (Assembly of First Nations) chiefs, and we’ll have to see where it goes from there.” Oil sands The Alberta oil sands provided fuel for many headlines in 2012. From Canada’s hand-wringing over whether to do business the state-capitalism China, to the overhaul

of environmental legislation, to pipeline proposals through B.C. and U.S. states, black gold provided a polarizing file for the Conservatives. Critics say the government should move slowly, that the price of oil will only increase the longer it is kept in the ground. But O’Connor points out that the U.S. claims a move to fracking for natural gas will give it energy independence in the mid-future. Selling to Asian markets is not only a necessity, he added, but will take many years to come to fruition. “It takes years and years just to get all the environmental studies done,” he said. “It’s not like we are moving quickly even if we wanted to.” Harper’s resistance to selling out for the “almighty dollar” is in the distant past as Canada continues to forge deals with China and other Asian nations with dubious human rights records. Trade deals O’Connor lists international trade deals among the government’s “core activities.” He points to pre-recession 2008 numbers showing that 83 per cent of Canada’s exports went to the U.S. Today that number is down to 63 per cent. Part of that is a result of declining demand, but it also reveals the government’s desire to diversify. The government is keen to finishing negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union in 2013. Omnibus bills From the omnibus crime

Gordon O’Connor bill, C-10, to the two omnibus budget bills, C-38 and C-45, the Conservatives pushed dozens of individual bills through Parliament in short order. Opposition members and other critics decry omnibus bills as undemocratic; the details couldn’t be debated or voted on in isolation. The Conservatives say it is question of streamlining actions to support the rapidly changing national economy. “We’re trying to get the economy as efficiently as possible,” he said. “Many businesses complain to us of too much red tape and other unnecessary activities.” While he agrees some environmental issues are “sensitive,” there is no reason both the federal and provincial governments need to perform the same assessments, for example. Leadership While it was steady as it goes last year with the ruling party and its eight-year leader, the same can’t be said for the two major opposition parties. Leadership-wise, the thirdplace Liberals have been in turmoil for years; unable to survive the Conservative at-

tack machine that has decimated its last three leaders. It now has seven members vying for the title, including Justin Trudeau and CarletonMississippi Mills’ own Karen McCrimmon, who lives in Constance Bay. As an opposition party, the Liberals are incoherent and without direction, according to O’Connor. Many would say the Liberals are a centrist party, but it’s not a view O’Connor accepts. “We don’t know what their core ideas are,” he said. On the NDP, who elected Thomas Mulcair leader in 2012, he praised the youthful caucus as at least having an ideology. Albeit on the opposite side of his party’s. “The NDP have performed well as an opposition party,” O’Connor said. “They’ve done a decent job. Their philosophy is socialist and ours is capitalistic, but at least you know where they stand.” Many observers say decorum has deteriorated to the point of dysfunctionality, and that MPs offer little more than party speaking points rather than a variety of opinions that reflect their constituencies. But O’Connor said animosity is what makes the news. Work is getting down in the Conservative-majority government. “Behind the scenes, in committees, the parties are working together,” he said. “Parliament is working well. A lot of legislation is getting through.” Robocalls Elections Canada and the RCMP continue to investigate apparent misleading phone calls during the 2011

federal election. A federal court case, now concluded, heard arguments on whether the calls – primary to non-Conservative voters – were intended to confuse and prevent citizens from exercising their fundamental democratic right. It could prompt six by-elections in ridings held by Conservative MPs. O’Connor is dismayed that a court would hear a case against his party alleging they misled or tried to mislead voters. The six ridings in question are based on one person’s allegations, he said. “There’s no consistency there, no pattern,” he said. “I hope it gets resolved and tossed out. There’s only been one proven case, and it was the Liberals.” Elections Canada traced robocalls that allegedly misled Guelph voters from a burner phone registered to a Pierre Poutine. The scandal has opposition parties claim-

ing the Conservatives are guilty of misconduct. F35s Although many politicos say the Conservatives badly bumbled their handling of the F35s file, O’Connor doesn’t see it as significant issue. Yes, they have “hit the restart button” on the solesourced pre-purchase of F35 fighter jets (meant to replace the aging CF18s). And, yes, it is largely based on demands that the government reveal the fulllifespan costs of the program. But O’Connor’s question is how the government is expected to see 42 years into the future. “How can you predict the future?” he said, adding that he admits it was a failure from a public relations point of view. However, in the final analysis, the cost difference is about $1 billion versus $850 million; not that wide a gap, he suggested.

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Hallelujah chorus greets new Divinity Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival in CP By DESMOND DEVOY

EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It may have been Saturday night, but it sounded like Sunday morning. While any number of restaurants and bars were jumping Jan. 12, the new Divinity Centre at 161 Bridge St. in Carleton Place was alive with music, song and praise as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;street churchâ&#x20AC;? celebrated its official grand opening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God has made good and he has supplied what we have needed,â&#x20AC;? said Pastor Jamie Robertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel a need for a street ministry. The majority of the miracles of Jesus were (performed) on the street, not in the four walls of a church. We had a vision to do a street church.â&#x20AC;? The idea for the church was partly inspired by a Montreal-based friend of Robertson named Monique, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;God gave her a vision of the Town of Carleton Place, (that) we would go on the streets and work together.â&#x20AC;? The vision came to life this past October when the doors opened. Robertson believes in divine guidance, something he says directs him towards the people most in need of not only his religious care, but also in more down-to-earth

care as well. He once approached a man on the street because â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt the spirit of the Lord telling me that this person was struggling with addictions.â&#x20AC;? Mayor Wendy LeBlanc was joined by town Coun. Jerry Flynn in officially opening the church and welcoming them to town. LeBlanc commended the church-goers for their work in helping local people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a great and supportive community you have been for him,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have many faiths in our community (but) this is the first time we have had a street ministry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I congratulate and welcome all of you and wish you Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessings.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had no doubt that this would come to fruition,â&#x20AC;? said Flynn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It (the church) is a real benefit to Carleton Place.â&#x20AC;? Outside, the new church was already attracting attention. Two gallants made their way up the road, but stopped at the lit-up church, as people held up their hands, eyes closed in contemplation, swaying to the music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Looks like a new religion,â&#x20AC;? said one, peering in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yep, rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll,â&#x20AC;? said the other as they took in the scene.

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Community overwhelms Lanark widow with kindness By LAURIE WEIR

EMC News - Donna Burt still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone. Last September, her partner Damon MacCamon, 29, was killed in a motor vehicle collision outside Perth on Highway 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard... we get by day by day,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We miss him. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a day that goes by we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about him.â&#x20AC;? Now Burt is left to pick up the pieces, which includes being mom to her two children: Anthony, 6, and Addyson, 3, living day-by-day working as a waitress. During the Christmas holiday season, the community pulled together thanks to a letter to Santa, that pulled the heartstrings of Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teacher. Lisa McLenaghan, the Grade 1/2 teacher at Maple Grove Public School in Lanark, said she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but tear up over Anthonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter to Santa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He said he wanted his father back,â&#x20AC;? she told The Perth Courier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you respond to that?â&#x20AC;? McLenaghan and her OPP officer husband Derek, decided over coffee that something needed to be done for the young boy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just asked my co-workers if they wanted to donate to

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Donna Burt and her children Addyson and Anthony stand beside their new car that the community helped purchase during a fundraising event in December. Burt lost her partner in a car accident last fall. a fundraising effort so I could buy something for him for Christmas,â&#x20AC;? she said. What happened next was a chain of events that saw a culmination of a mountain of toys, gift certificates, vouchers, food, a telephone and even a new-to-the-family vehicle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the two weeks leading up to Christmas we were able to collect seven extra large garbage bags full of toys for under the tree, eight extra large garbage bags of clothing donations, a basket full

of groceries, a turkey dinner, $1,200 in gift cards (for groceries, etc), a voucher to pay for mom to take her G1 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s test, a gift voucher for the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education course from Young Drivers of Canada, and enough cash to purchase mom a used car!â&#x20AC;? McLenaghan was overwhelmed with the support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (Burt and her children) were all over the moon with excitement!â&#x20AC;? The total value of the fundraiser (gift cards/cash) reached $5,680 plus gifts/food/cloth-

ing for Christmas. The story reached the church choir at St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Carleton Place where fellow teacher Susan Harron is also the church choir director. A member of the choir, Maureen Koblovsky got a hockey team involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our (husband Bob) son plays for the Mississippi Thunder Kings (peewee B) and we put the call out to all the parents on the team,â&#x20AC;? she said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a snowball effect and what a great feeling to be able to help out a family like this at Christmas. We always try and do something like this with our kids during Christmas as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much better to give than receive, and it feels wonderful,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All you have to do is talk about it and it all comes together. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heartwarming and wonderful feeling for everyone to know that they are helping out a family in need.â&#x20AC;? So many words of thanks have been expressed by all involved. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see and feel the spirit of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begin to express how we feel,â&#x20AC;? Burt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been completely overwhelming. Thanks doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to be enough.â&#x20AC;? McLenaghan also reiterated her gratitude to all involved in making this familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday a little more bearable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your kindness and generosity are insipring,â&#x20AC;? McLenaghan told her co-workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is amazing to witness the way a community can come together to help someone through such a difficult time in their life. Your thoughtful donations are making changes happen for Anthony and his family. Most importantly, Mom has seen the volume of

people that care and want to see a better future for her and her children.â&#x20AC;? Principal Kevin Fisher said he was in awe at the energy level of the staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overwhelming to watch the community come together for a family in need. The energy of the staff before Christmas was contagious. They had positive energy and a positive focus.â&#x20AC;?

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EMC Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The life and times of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much loved son and poet will be celebrated at a Scottish Tea on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Lanark Regional Museum. The affair, hosted by the North Lanark Historical Society, is always well attended. Many Mississippi Mills and area residents have strong ties to Scotland.

Martin Aller on the bagpipes and Larry Lunney on keyboard will entertain participants. The cost for the event is $5 per person, which includes refreshments and scones and shortbreads, as well as Scottish displays. The Scottish Tea is an event for everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a great way to snap out of the January blahs. The museum is located at 647 River Rd., at the corner of Appleton Side Road and

River Road in Mississippi Mills. For additional information, call 613-257-8503 or email appletonmuseum@hotmail. com, or check out www. northlanarkregionalmuseum. com. Every year on Jan. 25, citizens around the world observe Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birthday. Typically, a special pudding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; haggis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is served, which is usually cooked inside a sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach.


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EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A 12-yearold boy has survived a 30foot fall (nine metres) from a chairlift at Mount Pakenham. Ottawa Paramedic Service responded to the ski hill at approximately 8 p.m. last

Thursday (Jan. 10). Prior to transportation to hospital, paramedics treated the child on scene for possible fractures to his ribs and both wrists as well as a potential spinal injury. In 2011, nearly two years ago (Jan. 22) a five-year-old

boy tumbled about 20 feet (six metres) from a chairlift at the Pakenham ski hill. The youngster â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who was wearing a helmet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sustained minor non-life threatening injuries in the morning incident, which required some dentistry.


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or downloaded at Quotes will be publicly opened at 12:15 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new year. Treat yourself to a healthier p.m. local time, Friday, February 1, 2013, you. The Town of Mississippi Mills is hosting in the Committee Room, Municipal Office, new Aerobics classes in Almonte and 3131 Old Perth Road, RR 2, Almonte. The lowest or any quotes will not necessarily Pakenham. be accepted. The 9 week session starts the week of +BOVBSZUI5IFDPTUJTGPSUIFTFTTJPO For further information, please contact Rob PSBDMBTT$MBTTFTXJMMCFTFOJPSGSJFOEMZ Tremblay, Acting Town Clerk at 256-2064 ext. 226. so we encourage everyone to come out. NOTICE OF PRIVATE ROAD Contact Calvin Murphy at 613-256-1077 for more information and to register. NAMING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ARMON DARIA LANE


QUOTE FOR THE SUPPLY OF BUILDING MAINTENANCE SERVICES Quotes on the prescribed Form and sealed in an envelope clearly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Building Maintenance Servicesâ&#x20AC;? will be received by Rob Tremblay, Acting Town Clerk at the Town of Mississippi Mills Municipal Office 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 until 12:00 noon local time, Friday, February 1, 2013 Quote documents may be obtained from the Municipal Office, at the above address,

Please be advised that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Mississippi Mills intends to pass a by-law pursuant to Section 48 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Armon Daria Lane will serve the Miller cluster lot development located on Panmure Road. For more information or to comment please contact the Planner, Stephen Stirling at or 613-2562064, ext. 259. Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers, Municipal Office : 3131 Old Perth Road



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Ottawa Valley musician raises $800 for Upgrade/relocation of Carleton Place and District Hospital CP primary Emergency EMC Entertainment – Ottawa Valley musician Bob Haughian teamed up with the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation for an evening of fun and music on Saturday, Jan. 12, to benefit the local hospital. The Texas Worthy restaurant in Carleton Place was packed as the Bob Haughian Band played several sets and offered a fun night of Celtic-country-rock. The band donated their entire performance fee and the proceeds from the sales of their latest CD (“Home”) – $800. Robyn Arseneau, manager

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of fundraising said, “Special events such as this evening of music ensure that our community will continue to have the quality health care and service that it expects and deserves.” Formed in 1994, the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital in support of providing the best health care possible to the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding communities. For more information on the Bob Haughian Band, visit

EMC News – The Town of Carleton Place with financial assistance from the federal Joint Emergency Preparedness Program (JEPP) has completed renovation work to the Ocean Wave Fire Company (OWFC) Fire Upper Hall to permit the use of the hall as the primary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) during declared emergencies in the community. The OWFC is located at 15 Coleman St, alongside Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) headquarters. The total cost of the

ROCKIN’ FOR THE HOSPITAL Bob Haughian performs on Jan. 12 at the Texas Worthy restaurant in Carleton Place.

renovation work amounted to $15,428.10. A grant of $6,882.02 was awarded under JEPP. Renovations to the hall included electrical work, cabling and the purchase of a cabinet to store emergency related items. Before, the primary EOC was situated in the council chambers at town hall, located on Bridge Street. For additional information, contact Duncan Rogers, community emergency management coordinator, at 613-257-6211 or drogers@carletonplace. ca.


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Council Meeting Schedule: Committee Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 2:30 pm Council Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Highlands is seeking quotations from qualified suppliers to design and print the 2013 edition of THE HIGHLAND VOICE. Proposals placed in a sealed envelope identified as “Request for Quotations – 2013 Highland Voice” addressed to the Project Authority as noted below must be received NO LATER THAN 12:00 p.m., (Noon), Monday, February 4th, 2013. Full project details can be found on the Township website: The lowest cost quotation will not necessarily be accepted, and the Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and/or to reissue the Request for Quotations in its original or revised form. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands Ross Trimble, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk 75 George Street Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222 F: 613-259-2291 E:

REQUEST FOR TENDER SCREENED WINTER SAND The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to supply and deliver screened sand – winter road maintenance material to various locations throughout the township. Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and can also be found on the Township website. Deadline for submission of the proposals is 1:30 PM January 30, 2013. The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion. For further information contact: Township of Lanark Highlands David Ennis 75 George Street Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0 T: 613-259-2398 ext.239 F: 613-259-2291 E: Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the CAO/Clerk at the address indicated above.


ADOPTION OF THE 2013 ANNUAL BUDGET TAKE NOTICE THAT, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands intends to adopt the 2013 Budget on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. Dated at the Township of Lanark Highlands this 10th day of January, 2013. For further information contact Robert Bunker, Treasurer 75 George Street, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 T. 613-259-2398 ext. 225 F. 613-259-2291 E.

2013 LANARK HIGHLANDS CALENDARS Are available at the “Township Office”

2013 DOG TAGS Dog Tags are due for renewal. Tags are available at the Municipal Office, during regular office hours. The fee is $10.00 (until March 31st when the price will increase to $15.00) and is payable by cash/cheque/interact. Owners are asked to keep the tag fastened on the dog at all times. Kennel Licenses are available, where applicable, for a fee of $50.00. If you require any further information, please contact the Municipal Office. DOGS ARE PROHIBITED FROM RUNNING AT LARGE.

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Silence from local teachers’ unions is deafening EMC Editorial – Are you wondering where our story on the teachers’ reaction to imposed contracts went? Yeah, so are we. Earlier this month, provincial Education Minister Laurel Broten imposed contracts on public teachers across the province, including in our own Upper Canada District School Board. We put out calls to the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) and Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) seeking comment on this issue. The silence was deafening. Neither president of either local spoke to us. In fairness, a representative of the ETFO local in Kemptville did return our call and said that a communications person at union headquarters in Toronto was handling all media requests from

across the province. Hit the 416 area code and the public relations lady was in – but she wasn’t talking. Yes, she was being paid to say nothing. Nice work if you can get it. She said that only the provincial union president could speak – and no, he wasn’t doing interviews that day. But we were welcome to quote the web site. Thanks, that really helps explain if kids at the local high school will be having basketball this year. In fairness, the school board can be equally cagey. While the Catholic board sent out a press release saying that it was business as usual at their schools ahead of the anticipated strike, the public boards want to say as little as possible, and have referred us back to the teacher unions. You see where this

starts to get absurd. Now, try getting comments from a school board trustee about this issue. Same deal. Apparently, only the school board chair can speak on behalf of all of the trustees – the same trustees that you voted for to speak for you. They are our representatives on the board, not the school board’s representatives in the community. Think of your local municipal council. Now think if the mayor or reeve tried to bring in a rule that only he or she could talk to the media on council’s behalf. Good luck with that. Now, here’s what we don’t get. We covered the teachers’ walkout back in December. One teacher at each site was delegated to handle communications with any visiting media. Very often, they had their talking points on a sheet

right in front of them and there was little deviation. So, what has changed in the past month? We can only assume from the silence after the first story ran that everything was all right with the first piece. So why the silence now? Are the teachers who were capable of talking to the local paper back in December suddenly incapable of talking about the obvious anger they must be feeling at the McGuinty government? And why is it only union reps in Toronto who are suddenly capable of talking to the media? After Broten’s decision, clearly the unions were looking at cobbling together a walk-out. If the decision was not finalized, and someone from a media outlet asked if there was another walk-out in the offing, a simple, “it’s too early to tell what action we will take, we are still in discussions about our next steps, but we’re still mad as hell about Broten’s decision,” would

have been sufficient. Now, why is it that when, say, the local elementary school gets a new playground or a celebrity athlete is due to visit, the principal is pushed, smiling, to the fore, to be interviewed by the press, but as soon as something even remotely controversial, like, say, an attempted child abduction on the street in front of the school, occurs, they must be sequestered away from the media in a locked room lest they say anything, about anything. Who is better equipped to talk about the incident: someone who is actually on scene, or someone in a communications office far, far away? If the unions don’t talk, they can’t refute inaccurate information being put out by the government. For example, Broten was interviewed by the CBC on the morning that the elementary teachers’ strike was averted last Friday. She said that this was an issue of pay,

when, clearly, it is not. It’s about the fundamental right for workers to bargain collectively and in good faith with management, and about the right to strike. But, so far as the union upper brass is concerned, they would rather say nothing to that. And to some people, rightly or wrongly, silence equals agreement. A newspaper story is like a car. If you don’t put gas in it, it doesn’t go anywhere. Same thing with a news story. If nobody is willing to go on the record, or at the very least provide background information on something, there is no story. When no information is forthcoming, people make up their own minds, and fill in the blanks for themselves. We all remember how mangled messages got when we played telephone as kids. This story is too important to leave us all hanging, twisting in the wind.


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Editorial Policy The Canadian Gazette welcomes letters to the editor. Senders must include their full name, complete address and a contact phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and content, both in print and online at To submit a letter to the editor, please email or fax them to 613-283-7480, or mail them to 65 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1.

EMC Editorial – In the words of Oscar winner Sally Field, “You like me, you really like me!” People First of Lanark County (PFoLC) has asked me to be the official emcee for Kory Earle’s farewell party. I am truly honoured! The affair takes place on Jan. 26 at the Army Navy & Air Force Club in Carleton Place. All are invited to attend. After nearly seven years as leader of PFoLC, Kory is making a change. He concludes his term at the organization on Feb. 1 – in order to spend more time with his family and get healthier. I first interviewed Kory for the EMC in 2009. Obviously, we were total strangers at the time; however, as our paths continued to cross over the last four years, a strong friendship developed. He will be missed. Having said that, I will remain a strong proponent of PFoLC and work closely with new president Manon Lepine. I want to make certain the words of individuals

TARA GESNER Tara Firma who have been labelled (our community’s most vulnerable) continue to be heard. Surprise With Feb. 1 inching closer and closer, Kory and I sat down recently to talk about his time at PFoLC. We also reflected on our friendship and laughed about some of our funnier moments. I am not a person who is easily fooled or surprised, but Kory and the members of PFoLC did trick me – once. Listen up… A couple of years ago I was interviewing Kory about PFoLC’s four-year anniversary party – to be held later that day. Festivities would include the presentation of the organization’s President’s Award, which is given to an individual, business or organization for their major commitment to the local chapter. I

asked Kory a couple of times about the recipient. However, with a smile, he explained I had to wait like everyone else. Fast-forward a few hours… Tired after an already long day, I sat outside 15 Bates Dr. in Carleton Place (the former location of PFoLC’s office) with my camera and notepad. I waited with the other 60-plus people in attendance for the event to start. Eventually, Kory got up and took the microphone. After a few introductory comments, he revealed the recipient of the President’s Award – Tara Gesner. I wrote her name down on my notepad. I froze. Needless to say, I was completely stunned! I have the award sitting on my desk at work. Best of luck in your future endeavours, my friend.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Reader looks at history of right to bear arms after shooting DEAR EDITOR: The thoughts of decision makers under the circumstances then and now. The debates for the right to bear arms date back to 1788, an example is the state of Virginia debates on June 27, 1788, “That the people have a right to keep and bear arms, that a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state, that standing armies, in the time of peace, are dangerous to

liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstance and protection of the community will admit, and that in all cases, the military should be under the strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.” The right of the people to bear arms, all well and good. Hand held fire arms in use in the year 1788 included only flintlock guns - invented in 1630, did two things mechanically, it opened the lid of a flash pan and provided an igniting spark.

It fired one shot at a time and a minute to reload. Percussion-cap guns were not invented until 1825, long after “the right to bear arms” was included in the Constitution of the United States. Percussion-cap guns, invented by Reverend John Forsyth, no longer required a flash pan, a tube led straight into the gun barrel, an explosive cap was placed in the tube that exploded when struck, they still fired only one shot before reloading which still required time to

do. The following also came into being much later than the debates in 1788. In 1835 the Colt revolver - first mass-produced, multishot, revolving firearms, 1840 - Pin-fire cartridges, 1850 - Shotguns, 1859 - Full rim-fire cartridge, 1860 Spencer repeating carbine patented, 1861 - Breech loaded guns, 1862 - Gatling Gun, 1869 - Center-fire cartridge, 1871 - Cartridge revolver, 1873 - Winchester rifle, 1877 - Double-action revolver,

1879 - Lee box magazine patented, 1892 - Automatic handguns invented by Joseph Laumann, 1893, - Borchardt pistol - automatic handgun with a separate magazine in the grip, 1903- First automatic rifle a Winchester. So back to the thinking about the right to bear arms in 1788 when the weaponry available to the people was only a single shot gun that required considerable time to reload and could only kill one person at a time! If guns laws today limited

there possession by the public at large to a single shot weapon how many children could be still be alive today of the twenty children that were slain in the Newton Connecticut school massacre, as well as in the countless preceding massacres that have taken place in both the United States and in Canada? Is it possible that those who express the certitude that “gun-laws are useless” have other agendas? Sincerely, Edmond J. Van Neste

DEAR EDITOR: Diane Sexsmith and I had the privilege of coordinating this year’s Community Christmas Day Dinner in Carleton Place. With more than 100 people coming out and over 40 volunteers, what more could you want?

We had a visit from Santa Claus, doubled our donations, and for the first time offered delivery service. “Thank you” is not enough for how we felt. We owe much appreciation to the people who donated

and cooked food ahead of time and volunteered at any level, as well as People First of Lanark County board members, local politicians, residents, our families and the Army Navy & Air Force Club. Your support for this amazing event is something

Diane and I will never forget. Thank you for making a big difference in your community! Diane Sexsmith and Kory Earle Coordinators, Christmas Dinner People First

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Get involved in your community, says Mills tually supported and more communal one. Talk to your family and your friends and embrace winter together. We are after all proud Canadians. See snow as a gift, Plan to cross-country ski together, make Friday night skate dates, and snowshoe at the Mill of Kintail. These days with family and friends are the days you’ll always remember as the good times. Want to live in a healthy, active, inclusive community? The Town of Mississippi

Mills has entered the process of writing a new Recreation Master Plan. Step up and discuss what is important to you. Watch for community engagement opportunities. Contact 613256-1077. Get involved with Bicycle Month. June 2013 marks its fifth anniversary of community physical engagement and the celebration of all things self-propelled and two-wheeled. Consider helping on the organizing committee or bring your

own event to this community driven initiative. Encouraged are any bicycle-themed events that promote good health through your school, church, business or community group. Email jmills@ Start 2013 by sharpening your skates, waxing your skis, digging out your snow shoes, then gathering together to enjoy our Canadian winter. Leave any guilt behind! Jeff Mills Mississippi Mills


DEAR EDITOR: The new year is a time of reflection, a re-jigging of what is important to us, and a time of personal promises. Most resolutions centre on what we eat and our levels of physical activity. How often have you heard “I vow to eat less and exercise more?” Gym membership and exercise equipment purchases spike. Resolutions sometimes stick – often times are fleeting. This year skip the personal resolution in favour of a mu-


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New family physician and general surgeon practising in Almonte A new family physician has joined the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team (OVFHT) and a new general surgeon will begin seeing patients at Almonte General Hospital (AGH) January 21, 2013. Dr. Susie Quackenbush is well known to some Almonte patients, having worked as a locum for local family physicians Dr. Heather Abramenko and Dr. Franz Ferraris over the past several years. Born and raised in the Carp area, Dr. Quackenbush completed an Honours B.Sc. and a Master’s degree in neuroscience at Queen’s University before attending medical school at the University of Ottawa. She completed an internship in New Westminster, BC and her family medicine residency in Ottawa in 2003. Since then, she has worked as a locum in Almonte, Calabogie, Arnprior and Beachburg. Now that her four children are older, she has decided to join the OVFHT, which includes 11 other family physicians and several interdisciplinary health care providers. “The Family Health Team model is great for patients,” says Dr. Quackenbush. “Instead of sending our patients elsewhere for services,

they can take advantage of what is offered by the Family Health Team, which includes counselling, diabetes programs and geriatrics.” Dr. Quackenbush sees patients three days a week at the OVFHT and also sees patients at Fairview Manor, Almonte Country Haven, AGH and in their homes. If you are interested in becoming a patient of the OVFHT, please contact Health Care Connect and specify that you are interested in joining the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team. Visit the Health Care Connect website at and click on “Need a doctor?” You may also call 1-800-445-1822.

General surgeon Dr. Bruce Gay was born in Ottawa and attended medical school at the University of Ottawa. He spent 14 years as a general surgeon at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, where he worked with AGH President and CEO Mary Wilson Trider. When he returned to Ottawa last March, he called Mrs. Trider to express interest in performing general surgery at AGH, in addition to his surgical practice at QueenswayCarleton Hospital. “I expect to be at AGH two days a month, seeing patients in a clinic one day and operating on the other,” Dr. Gay said. “I will be performing day surgery procedures, such as gall bladder and hernia surgery, minor abdominal surgery and other procedures.” Local patients who require more complex surgeries and support will be able to have Dr. Gay perform their surgery at Queenway-Carleton. Dr. Gay, who is married and has five children, said he was very impressed with the facilities at AGH. “It is a modern facility in a very nice community,” he said. “It is a very welcoming place.”

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Abundance of Golden and Bald Eagles sighted in the area EMC Lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eagles are in the news, both Golden and Bald ones. On Jan. 4, not far from where I live, Al Sonnenburg observed a Bald Eagle across Clayton Road from a neighbourhood house. Kaija Mountain, Bellamy Mills Road, spotted another Bald Eagle as it flew over her barn that day. A friend of Christine Birkett, Alli Pedro, saw two Bald Eagles between Con-

cession 7, Ramsay Ward, and Tatlock Road, both adults with full white heads and tails. This occurred on Dec. 31. During the local Christmas Bird Counts in December there were reports of both Eagle species. A wonderful surprise came to Neil Carleton on Jan. 7, as he and a friend were returning from the Monday walkers outing on the Baird Trail.

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On Wolf Grove Road, just east of Rosetta Road, a Golden Eagle flew over. A Bald Eagle and a Common Raven, flying in the same direction, followed it. In Beckwith Township, Gary Hanes called to report a Northern Shrike on his property on Jan. 3. Another lady, Frances, who lives on Old Almonte Road between Dwyer Hill Road and Golden Line Road, sent us, Jan.6, a picture of a raptor that she did not recog-

nize. It was a Coopers Hawk that perched in a tree near her front feeder area. This hawk loves to eat birds, especially Mourning Doves. Two weeks before the Coopers came to visit, Frances had a Pileated Woodpecker that perched in the same tree. Georgina Doe and I were very pleased to add a Common Grackle to our winter count list. Imagine having a Grackle

in January! The bird seems well, eats regularly and lives in Carleton Place. While grocery shopping in Carleton Place last week, Joyce Jaques spotted a Great Blue Heron as it flew southeast over the parking area. As well, 25 Canada geese flew over. Mike Jaques was inside doing some shopping and missed the birds. Call Lynda Bennett at 613-256-5013 or email with your bird reports.

Carleton Ford presents $2,200 cheque to the Lanark Sea Cadets EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Carleton Ford on Hwy. 7 in Carleton Place recently presented a cheque for $2,200 to the Lanark Sea Cadets. The money was raised through a Ford Drive One 4 UR Community event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community support for this event was fantastic, and we are proud to be able to support the Lanark Sea Cadets,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew Trueman, business manager at Carleton Ford.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best thing about Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drive One fundraisers is that kids right here in our own community benefit.â&#x20AC;? Money raised through the program will go to help the cadets deliver citizenship tours of museums, historical sites and remembrance parades. It will also help fund cultural trips, outdoor activities, acquisition of band and sports equipment, and other activities in the com-

munity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carleton Ford has given the Lanark Sea Cadets a voice to raise money and awareness of the program and its benefits for the kids and the community,â&#x20AC;? said Don Bourget, president of the Lanark Navy League. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled to have taken part in this program and look forward to putting this money to good use in the community.â&#x20AC;? The Royal Canadian Sea

Cadet Corps (RCSCC) LANARK is a youth program delivered in partnership by the Navy League of Canada and the Department of National Defence. Drive One 4 UR Community is a national initiative designed to raise funds for community organizations across Canada. The program, which began in April 2010, has raised more than $1 million.

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On Nov. 7, Stacey Pitre of Carleton Ford presents a cheque for $2,200 to the Lanark Sea Cadets.

Please submit all changes for the directory to Jamie Rae-Gomes at 613-868-1910 or email to inSPIRE Church Carleton Place Church meets: Carambeck Community Centre, 351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY AT 10:42am (Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service also at same time) Phone: (613) 552-1323 Email: Web: Pastor: Scott Ridenour Youth Pastor: Joe Aslaner Youth meet every Sunday night from 6-8pm At the CP Youth Centre (back of Carambeck Community Centre) Email for more info St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church 68 Clyde St., Almonte Parish OďŹ&#x192;ce 613 256-1771 oďŹ&#x192; Incumbent Rev. Pat Martin Sunday Worship 8:00am - Quiet traditional 9:15am - Choir and Organ 11:00am - Contemporary Praise Come and be welcome! Almonte Presbyterian Church 111 Church St. 613.256.2184 Rev. Alison & Rev. Brian Sharpe Mr. George Stewart Organist and Choir Director SUNDAY 11:00am New Time Worship Service & Sunday School Nursery care Available. ALL WELCOME! Transportation is available by calling Elford Giles 613.256.2460

The Bridge Kanata (The Wesleyan Church) 285 Didsbury Rd., Kanata (Behind Canadian Tire) 613-592-7635 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:00am & 11:00am Bridge Kids (ages 3- Grade 5) during both services. Nursery Care available in both services. Sr. Pastor: Rev. S. Allan Summers Pastor of Spritual Development: Rev. Dave Kornelsen Pastor of Student Ministries: Ben Margeson Director of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministries: Lisa Summers

Holy Name of Mary St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parish Almonte 613.256.1034 Father Lindsay Harrison SATURDAY MASS 4:30pm SUNDAY MASS 9:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy, Youth Ministry, Bible Study, Prayer Circle (check website for times and programs)

Sunday Services 10am Celebration Service & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Contact us for more information Personal prayer available Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00-2:30. Call or come by. Contact Barb. Ottawa Valley Vineyard Church Loving God, Loving People, Having Fun


St. James Anglican Church â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Anglican Church in Carleton Placeâ&#x20AC;? 225 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, Ontario 257-3178 Web site - SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist Church School classes in Langtry Room Thurs. 24th - 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rector: The Rev. David Andrew Organist: Mr. Ralph Langtry Choir Director: Pat Grainger Choir Director: Pat Grainger

Almonte Baptist Church 207 Reserve St. 613.256.5655 Pastor: Paul Benson 11 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP 4th Thursday - Mens Super-Huddle 6:30 pm 4th Tuesday - L.I.F.T. 7:00 pm 613-623-9436 Reformed Presbyterian Church 273 Almonte St., Almonte SERVICES: 10am EACH SUNDAY 11:30 am. Sabbath School Classes Second services at: 2:00 pm. 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. 6:00 pm. 2nd & 4th Sundays Weekly Bible Studies For Information: 613-256-2816 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pastor Matt Dyck

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 117 Victoria St. 613-257-5109 Pastor: Adriaan van der Lingen 613-979-1161 SATURDAY SERVICES Sabbath School - 9:30am Divine Service - 11:00am EVERYONE WELCOME Zion-Memorial United Church 'SBOLMJO4USFFUt 10:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Morning Worship 10:30am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday School Nursery FULLY ACCESSIBLE Minister: Rev. Peter W. Dahlin, B.A., M.Div. Musical Director: Mr. Tony Stuart WARM WELCOME TO ALL!

Calvary Pentecostal Church Phone: 613 257 3484 Email: The United Church of Canada Ashton-Munster Pastoral Charge Services in both chruches Fully Accessible 613-257-7761 for more information Everyone Welcome Child Care provided.

When: 10:30am SUNDAY Where: Carleton Place High School 613-257-6045 Almonte United Church 106 Elgin Street, Almonte Tel: 256-1355 Rev. Mary Royal Organist & Music Director: Neil Milnes 10:30am - SUNDAY WORSHIP & Sunday School Child Care Available Website: Email: oďŹ&#x192; OďŹ&#x192;ce Hours: 9am - 12pm Mon-Fri. For Transportation call the oďŹ&#x192;ce.

Carleton Place Baptist Church 299 Bridge St. Carleton Place 613-257-1889 Pastor: Brian AďŹ&#x201E;eck Discovery Hour: 10:00 am Worship 11:00 am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church provided Prayer & Bible Study Wednesday 7pm All Welcome! Handicap access Air Conditioned The Lighthouse 355 MoďŹ&#x20AC;att Street 613.257.4255 Pastor: Doug Anderson Email: Website:

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St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roman Catholic Church 28 Hawthorne Ave., CP Fr. Augustine Mendonça, 613-257-1284, 613-257-1630 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5pm Sunday 9:00am and 10:30am HANDICAP ACCESS Cornerstone Community Church 1728 Concession 11-A, Almonte (at the round-about) Pastor: Rev. Gary Landers 613-256-4995 SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10 a.m. Ample Parking - Fully Accessible Nursery Care/Sunday School Weekly Bible Study & Prayer * Friendly Family-Centred Ministry * A Free Methodist Congregation

AďŹ&#x192;liated with the Anglican Network in Canada |Come, worship with us!


Sunday Services & Sunday School 10 am Worshipping at 117 Victoria St., Carleton Place Info: Dave Kemp, Lay Pastor 613-257-5490

St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church 29 Bridge Street 613-257-3133 Rev. John Vaudry, Interim Moderator Organist and Choir Director: Susan Harron SUNDAY SERVICE 9:30am Nursery & Sunday School, Handicap Accessible Blog â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parish of Franktown & Innisville Anglican Churches SUNDAY SERVICES: Co-Incumbents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rev. David Vavasour and the Rev. Mary Ellen Barry 613-257-1340 All are welcome! St. James, Franktown 8:30am St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Innisville 10:15am St. George Anglican Church Clayton, Ontario Holy Eucharist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday 11:30am Co-Imcumbents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Rev. David Vavasour and the Rev. Mary Ellen Barry 613 624 5463 All Welcome


Just in time for Christmas For Kate, Kevin and Carter, Calli Grace Lowe born Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3:58 p.m. at Almonte General Hospital, 6 lbs., 12 ozs. Second grandchild for Mark and Joanne Lowe, niece for Alex and Ryan Lowe, fifth grandchild for Donna Moher, niece for Paul and Mark Janveau. Second great-grandchild for Carol and Don Lowe and Leo Gauthier and the late Jackie Gauthier. Eighth great-grandchild for Claire and the late Roger Janveau, second great-great-grandchild for the late Margaret Joy. Thank you to nurses Mary Sue, Joan and especially Anita and all the OBS nurses of AGH. Thank you to Dr. Prevost and Dr. Murray.

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Ellie Hampton January 15, 2013 Love Mommy and Daddy


CAROLYN BRYANT and RANDALL WEWER were married on December 29, 2012 in Las Vegas. Their excited parents, Ted and Patricia Bryant, and Norbert and Jane Wewer, wish this lovely couple many years of happiness.

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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY Cooper January 20, 2013 Love Mommy & Daddy

McVeety Gordon Mason McVeety

Hicks, Franklin “Frank” April 6, 1931 - January 11, 2013

ADAMS: Mrs. Gladys. In loving memory of my mother, Mrs. Gladys Adams who passed away January 27, 1992.

Always remembered daughter Marilyn.

THANK YOU The Gauthier, Lowe, Moher and Janveau families would like to thank the following people for gifts of food, Christmas presents, clothing, monetary gifts, gift cards and flowers after the sudden passing of Kevin Lowe. Caldwell School, Moms of Kanata (Courtney), anonymous donations, the Food Bank of Lanark for the reception following the funeral, strangers, friends, family, Alpha Mixed Martial Arts of Carleton Place, Lanark Legion for hosting the reception. Dave Ckleborn for providing the salads for the reception, O’Dacre Family Funeral Home of Perth for their professional and empathetic guidance (John and Janey O’Dacre), Sunshines Now & Then of Carleton Place (Chantal Giroux) for the Christmas baskets, groceries from Freshco from Secret Santa. Carter, Calli and Kate thank all those who have contributed to the trust fund. Words cannot express the generosity Kate and the children have received at this very difficult time, especially at Christmas. If we have forgotten anyone please accept our heartfelt thank you and appreciation. Mark and Joanne Lowe Kate, Carter and Calli Lowe And Donna Moher


THANK YOU The families of the late Susan Ann Whitteker (nee Bygrove) would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all who helped out after Susie’s untimely passing. Thank you for all your support and to all who sent food, cards, flowers and prayers. We would like to thank Reverend Albert Hoppins for his compassionate service. Also to Lannin Funeral Home for their help and assistance during a most difficult time. Thanks to all who sent flowers, gave donations, as well to those who expressed online condolences. To our friends, co-workers and family members who attended the visitation and service, thank you. Thank you to Bev and Paul for leading the way and helping Rick with all the difficult, necessary arrangements. To Marnie and Ron for hosting the after service get together, and Wendy Doherty for making certain all was good. To Wendy, Marnie, Laurie, Sandy, Bev and families for looking out for Mom, and to Mom for looking out for us – thank you. To the Whitteker family members, thank you for the love and support. Sincere thank you to Wendy Doherty, Jim and Patricia Meagher and families, Brent and Susan Bygrove and families for their amazing kindness and unbelievable amounts of food that kept us all going. To Uncle Bill for your visits with Mom, they truly helped. To Lisa Stewart, your kindness and thoughtfulness was so comforting. We express sincere thanks to the pallbearers Dan Arbour, Michael Arbour, Paul Cauley, Dan Perkins, Brett Perkins and Jason Mosher. We know it was a difficult task. Susies loss is profound and we will forever remember her with joy and love. Sincerely with love, Rick Whitteker June Bygrove Bygrove families Whitteker families

Passed away suddenly in the Carleton Place Hospital on Friday January 11, 2013 at the age of 81. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Catherine, granddaughter Tricia, son-in-law Andre Lariviere and his children Melanie, Marc-Andre and his wife Pat. Frank graduated from Ottawa Technical High School and was a bandsman with the Royal Canadian Navy (reserve) from 1948 to 1951. He was a member of the RCAF from 1952 to 1956, then worked for the federal government for 26 years, retiring from the DSS Division in 1986. Frank was an avid racing enthusiast, which began with hydro planes, then go-carts and Formula 4. He was a member of the Motorsports Club of Ottawa for many years. Frank grew up in Manotick and had a passion for jazz music from an early age. He played saxophone and started his own band named Satin at the age of 15, playing the local Saturday night barn dances. His musical career lasted over 60 years in the Ottawa area. He was the musical director for Grey Jazz and Silver Swing for many years, and also played with Souper Jazz, Swing Junction, Swamp Water Jazz Band, Soft Sax Swing, Swing Bridge, Esquires of Swing, Apex Jazz Band and the Dixieland Jazz Band. He will be sorely missed by his music buddies. Friends may visit the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Sunday January 20, 2013, from 2 - 4 p.m. Charitable donations will be gratefully accepted at the Carleton Place Hospital or the Ottawa Heart Institute.

Weddings, Baptisms & Funerals, location of your choice. Also available small weddings, my home, weekdays. The Rev. Alan Gallichan. 613-726-0400.

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Seamus Kenneth Hudson HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to our sweet little man! Lots of love from Mommy, Daddy and everyone else




OHLKE Bernice Jane ‘Jeanie’ Peacefully in the presence of her family on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Trillium Center in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late R.F. ‘Rudy’ Ohlke M.D. Loving mother of Bette Flindall, Gordon (Lorraine Tank) and Jane (Joe Favot). Dear grandmother of Julie (David Downs), Kevin (Beth Krein) and Andrew Flindall (Jax Laut), Katie, Charley (Helen Taylor), Lindsay and Lisa Ohlke, and Elizabeth, Caroline and Timothy Favot. Great grandmother of Will and Drew Downs, Michaela Flindall and Alec Flindall. Predeceased by her brothers Cecil and Earl and survived by sister in-law Joanne Hanna. Daughter of the late Gordon Hanna and Margaret Watt. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. She had a quiet pride in her United Empire Loyalist and Scottish settler heritage and lived her life with integrity guided by the strong values of her native Ottawa Valley. She was a Registered Nurse, world traveller, avid gardener and lover of animals (especially fox terriers) and will always be remembered as a charitable and giving soul, with a surprising sense of humour. Resting at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston. Family and friends will be received Thursday, January 17, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel of Turner and Porter Peel Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy 10, N. of Q.E.W), Mississauga on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to The Salvation Army, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice would be appreciated.

(long time Lock Master, Narrows Lock, Rideau Canal) Gord McVeety passed away at the age of 78 years on January 11, 2013. He was the much loved father of Cathy McVeety (Rob) Marshall of Houston, Texas, Steven (Mary) McVeety of Perth, and Marcy McVeety (Philip) Whitney of Hinton, Alberta. Gord was the cherished brother of Lois (Bob) Leishman of Wolfeville, NS. Gord will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Sarah and Rebecca Marshall, Graham and Amara McVeety, Chelsea, Isaac and John Whitney. Gord will be remembered for his love of the Big Rideau Lake. Living just down the road from his ancestral home on the Rideau where he was born, his life was spent living, working and playing in what he called “the greatest place on earth”. What made it even greater was the company of his family and friends especially the faithful companionship of his four legged friends. He was never without a dog. Gord was a kind and generous man, who was happy to share whatever he had and do whatever he could to help others. Gord would say some of his best years were those working as a Lock Master on the Rideau Canal. He combined that love with his passion to help sick children by holding annual summer BBQ’s at the Narrows Lock for 20 years. Through the sale of hamburgers and hotdogs in the summer and full course dinners at dances held in the spring, Gord was proud to have raised over $50,000 for CHEO. The cause was worthy but the people came primarily because of the personal invitation of a man they greatly admired. Gord will be sorely missed. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St W., Perth on Tuesday January 15th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held privately for the family. In remembrance, contributions to C.H.E.O. or the Lanark Animal Welfare Society would be appreciated. Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Christopher Cauley McKenna

Thomas A. “Tommy” Cowcill

Passed away peacefully following a brief illness, Thomas “Tommy” A. Cowcill at the age of 75. Tommy will be fondly remembered by his only surviving family member, his brother Richard, of Kitchener. During Tommy’s entire life, he touched everyone that knew him. He was a long-time resident at Rideau Regional and then most recently at Rosebridge Manor in Easton’s Corners. Each place where Tommy lived, he garnered so many special friendships and relationships with so many residents, the staff, as well as other families that had loved ones living with Tommy. He will be remembered as a person that could see the positive in anything, and enjoyed every precious day on this earth. He had a smile that could light up a room and always brought so much joy to those around him. The family would like to thank the former staff at Rideau Regional for their extraordinary care for so many years, as well as all of the staff more recently at Rosebridge Manor. It is all of you that made Tommy’s life here on earth so wonderful. Funeral services will remain private for the family and a private interment will take place in Sudbury at a later date.

Dowdall, Deanne A.

613-258-2435 SEWARD O. Derrel Seward Suddenly at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Thursday January 10, 2013. Derrel Seward of Portland, in his 60th year. Beloved husband of Sandra Fader. Dear Father of Barry Seward of Kitchener and Travis (Marty) Seward of Cardinal. Dear Step-father of Cindy (Steve), Tina (Barry), Lisa and Kimberely. Predeceased by his parents, Orville and Betty Seward. A Memorial Gathering will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch # 231, 2314 Harlem Road, Portland on Saturday January 19, 2013 from 1 until 3 p.m. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations made to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin 613-359-5555 or at

James Robert Shanks


(Long time professional trapper and outdoorsman). In hospital in Perth on Tuesday January 8th, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Jim was predeceased in 2011 by his beloved wife Rachel (Sargeant) Shanks, he was the dear father of Harry & David Shanks; brother of Reg (Vena) Shanks and the late Aileen (Roy) Sproule; brother-in-law of the late Hannah Purdon, Mildred O’Neil, Garnet Sargeant, Jeanetta Cooper, Yula Crawford, Walter Sargeant and Florence Johnston. Jim will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and many good friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Friday January 11th, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service was held in the Chapel Saturday at 1:00 P.M. followed by a reception in the Blair & Son Family Centre. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Society would be appreciated.

Died January 10, 2013

Donald Edward Kean

In loving memory of Donald Edward Kean who passed away at the age of 57 in the Smiths Falls Hospital, with his family by his side, on Saturday January 12, 2013 after a battle with cancer. Don was the loving son of Florence and the late Jack Kean, loving father of Gina (Robert) Rubino, loving grandfather of Jesse Kean, Coral-Lynn and Nairn Rubino. Brother of Sharon, Brenda, Beverly (Phil), Kathy, Diane (Bruce), Jerry (Karen) and the late Bobbie and the late Brian. Don will be sadly missed by Susan Kean, and all his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Tuesday January 15, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Service was held at the Blair & Son Funeral Home Smiths Falls on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to LAWS.

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Tennant Elizabeth Cox Tennant

Harrison, Derrick Everett Dean February 9, 1948 - January 11, 2013 Suddenly at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, on Friday January 11, 2013 at the age of 64. Predeceased by his wife Jo-Anne. Loving father of Kimberley Bachelder (Terry), Sean Bachelder, James Harrison (Anne) and Stephanie Harrison (Mark). Proud grandfather of Cody, Chloe and Maya. Predeceased by his mother Beryl. Survived by his father Hyliard “Sonny”, his brothers Robin (Wendy), Kevin (Marilyn) and Joey (Shelley), and several nieces and nephews.

Gambell, Emily July 19, 1936 - January 8, 2013

For those who wish, a donation to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, on Tuesday January 8, 2013, at the age of 76. Beloved wife of the late Bill Gambell. Loving mother of the late Malcolm. Special mom to Ron Twigge (Paisley) and the late Andy Harding and their children. Survived by 4 brothers. Predeceased by 3 brothers. Friends called at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Saturday January 12, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, a donation to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Friends visited the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Wednesday January 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. until the funeral service in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the spring at United Cemeteries.




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Condolences/Donations/Tributes at:

Blair & Son Funeral Home, Perth, (613) 267-3765 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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Suddenly at home in Renfrew on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in her 75th year. Loved wife of the late William “Bill” Dowdall. Cherished mother and best friend of Jo-Anne and her husband Kevin Brown of Renfrew. Special “G” to Bailey and Cooper. Dear sister of Gail (Glenn) Yuill and Wendy (Allie) Graham. Predeceased by her parents Lee and Ernie Buffam and brothers Art and Carl (Sharonsurviving). Dear sister-in-law of Anna Ferguson (late Arthur), Pearl Dowdall, Mac Dowdall (Barb), Doris Craig (late Ernie) and Wayne Dowdall (Jean), late Ken Dowdall (Saidee-surviving), late Mel Dowdall (Thelmasurviving), late Donald (Carol-surviving) and the late Lois Robertson. Survived by many nieces & nephews and her canine friend “Penny”. Family and friends were invited to attend the funeral service in the chapel of the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. followed by a reception at the Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George Street, Carleton Place. Spring interment at St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Innisville. Donations to St. John’s Anglican Cemetery, Innisville or Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by the family.

June 3, 1930 – November 28, 2012 On Wednesday November 28, 2012, Dr. Ronald Keith Armstrong peacefully left us with his wife Lois of 58 years by his side. Our family would like all friends and extended family to join us in the celebration of Ron’s life on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 1pm at St. James Anglican Church, 35 Clothier Street W., Kemptville. Reception will follow at the Municipal Centre in Kemptville. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kemptville Community Living or the Kemptville District Hospital.

At Lanark Lodge, Perth on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Walter was predeceased in 2002 by his beloved wife Theresa (Bowes) McLean. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Dianne McLean and Joanne (Barry) Martin and son Robert (Karen) McLean, grandchildren Erin and Abbey McLean, Christopher Martin and Kayla and Breanne McLean, brother Frank (Eva) McLean, all his family and friends. Walter was predeceased by sisters Marg Wright, Mary Dillon, Fran MacLaren, Bernadine Early and Doreen Fournier and brother Murray McLean. He was a long time employee of Canada Post in Perth. Friends and family were invited to join together for a Mass of Christian Burial which was held in St. John’s Church, Perth Monday January 14th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. A reception followed in the Perth Legion. In remembrance, donations to the Memorial Fund of Lanark Lodge would be appreciated. Arrangements are in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Directors, Perth 613267-3765.


Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

Dr. Ronald Keith Armstrong, D.D.S.

T. Walter “Boots” McLean

Passed away peacefully at Smiths Falls Hospital, Smiths Falls, on Monday, January 7, 2013 in his 91st year. He raised his family in Burlington with his beloved late wife Catharine Alice Selfe (nee Egan). Loved and survived by children Barb, Brian, Wilf and Denise, grandchildren Lindsay, Ashley, Billie, Corey, Christine, Brittaney, Jacklyn, Katelyn and great-grandchildren Genesis, Elias, Aura, Kayden, and Olive. Dear broher of Edith and the late Jack. Ivan will be fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Many thanks to staff at Willowdale Retirement Home and Smiths Falls Hospital for your support and kindness. Visitation was held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), Burlington (905-6323333), on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. where a funeral service was held in the Chapel on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

(Conductor - CP Rail) Christopher Cauley McKenna of Smiths Falls died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 7, 2013 in the Kingston General Hospital. Chris was born May 22, 1956; son of Mary McKenna Coyne (nee Cauley) of Smiths Falls and the late Joseph McKenna and step son of the late Brian Coyne. He is survived by his loving and caring wife Kim (Heaslip) and beautiful and devoted daughter Nicole. Loved brother of Roger (Barb) McKenna of Arnprior, Garry (Laurie) McKenna of Guelph, Paul (Linda) McKenna of Smiths Falls and Caulette (John) McBride of Kingston. Brother in law of Patsy (Robert) Dano of Gananoque, Theresa Fader (Rennie Carly) of Lombardy, Lorie (Harry) Bennett of Merrickville and David (Judy) Heaslip of Smiths Falls. He was the proud uncle of 47 nieces and nephews and honourary uncle to many. Chris will be sadly missed by countless relatives and friends. “Issy” touched the lives of many people with his generosity, smile and his kind sense of humour. Friends were received at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army. Micah 6:8 “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”



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Betty passed away, peacefully, in hospital, Perth, on Sunday, December 30, 2012. Elizabeth Cox Tennant, of Perth, at the age of 84 years. Born in Dundee, Scotland on August 21 1928, Betty was predeceased by her parents, Francis and Euphemia Tennant, and by her sisters June and Janet. Caring and loving Aunt to Janette (Ken) Barrie, and Frank (Audrey) Low, all of Scotland. Betty will be sadly missed by her surviving sisters; Rita (late Colin) Elder, and Ella (George) Low, also of Scotland. Betty was a dear and close friend for over 20 years, to Elsie Garrett, of Perth. Betty was a valued and respected employee of C.N. Railway, where she was employed for many years. To honour Betty’s wishes, cremation has taken place, with a private interment to be held at a later date. Betty’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the O’Dacre Family Funeral Home, Perth 613-267-3082

PAQUETTE JOSEPH RAYMOND ‘Joey’ It is with broken hearts that Ed and Laurie Paquette (nee: Farrell) inform their friends and community of the sudden passing of their precious son, Joey at our home in Almonte on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013 of an undetected medical condition. Joey was 12 years old and the only brother of Scott. Dearest grandson of Gale Farrell (nee: Badour) and the late Jerome Farrell and the late Raymond and Barbara Paquette. Joey will be lovingly remembered by his many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends were received at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)-256-3313 for visiting on Sunday, January 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral was held Monday at Holy Name of Mary Church, Almonte for Celebration of the Eucharist at 11 AM. Cremation to follow. For those who may choose to honour Joey with a memorial donation, please consider the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences & Tributes:

Edith Alma Passed away peacefully at the Smiths Falls Community Hospital on Friday January 11, 2013 Edith Alma Rigby in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late William Earhart Nabert. Loving mother to William (Bonnie) of Hamilton, Ronald (Terry) of Otter Lake On. Predeceased by her Daughter June Nabert. Cherished Grandmother to Richard Nabert, Robin Nabert and Deborah Anne Dube. Great Grandmother to Delia Donaldson and Riley Nabert. Dear sister to Mary Johnstone. Edith will be sadly missed by the Brown Family of Kemptville and the Rigby Families. Friends were invited to visit with the family at Lannin Funeral Home on Tuesday January 15, 2013 from 11AM till 1PM. A Funeral service was held on Tuesday January 15, 2013 at Lannin Funeral Home Chapel at 1 PM. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Online condolences are available at

BUELL Margaret Doris Unexpectedly in hospital at Almonte on her birthday, January 7, 2013. Doris Buell of Almonte, age 81 years. Beloved daughter of the late Alice M. Buell. Doris was a child of God. She touched many lives along her life’s journey. She is fondly remembered by her many friends with whom she resided at Lanark Community Living. Doris will be greatly missed by her Mijiwan Family and all the staff who cared and loved her at Mills Community Support Corporation. Friends may call at the C. R. GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL INC. 127 Church St., Almonte, ON. (613)256-3313. For visiting on Tuesday, January 22 from 10 AM until time of Service in the Chapel at 11 AM, Rev. Mary Royal, officiating. Reception to follow. Final interment Hillcrest Cemetery, Smiths Falls. Condolences & Tributes:

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Lockett William “Bill” Lockett

Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the age of 66. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ginger (nee King). Loving father of Christine (Phil) Chattaway, Kathymarie Lockett and Kevin (Tammy) Lockett. Cherished grandfather of Andrew, Angela, Mathew, Nikki, Julie, Sarah, Emily, Kaitlyn, Samantha, and Breanna; and great-grandfather of Aydessa, Nohlan, Hayley and Brayden. Bill will be fondly remembered by his many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends are welcome to gather and celebrate Bill’s life at Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in the Chapel at 2 o’clock. Private interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Conrad E. Thompson

(Retired Bell Canada, Ottawa) Peacefully, in hospital, Kingston on Saturday, January 12, 2013 Conrad E. Thompson at the age of 80. Beloved husband for 58 years, best friend and companion of Marilyn (Mitchell) Thompson. Son of the late Clinton and Alice (Lecuyer) Thompson. Loving brother of Percy (Jean) Thompson, the late Gladys Ryan (Thomas) and Gloria Glover (the late Bruce). Fondly remembered and sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by best friends Delta and Bob Boldt. Private family services will be held with interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa in the spring. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (L.A.W.S.) P.O. Box 156, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4T1 Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls (613) 283-2800 to send your condolences or for further information visit

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HAMILTON, Bessie - In loving memory of a dear mother who passed away January 13, 2008. It’s been five years since you were called away, I miss you Mom everyday. I wish Heaven had a phone So I could call you at your new Home. Love Donna

LEESON - In memory of Larry Leeson (Sept. 4, 1941 - Jan. 14, 2008). Five years. If you were here, you would be 71. You were here in spirit, in a double rainbow at your daughter’s wedding. We missed you at the wedding of your granddaughter, and at every family gathering. All of this snow reminds us of how much you loved it. Memories are living things and we treasure them. Half a decade is a long time, but sometimes we still think you will walk through the door. We are witnesses to your life. And we know we were so very lucky to have you in ours. Missing you Larry/Dad/Grandpa Your loving family.

BUKER, Lois Jane – In loving memory of our mother who passed away 21 years ago January 20, 1992. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. We miss you so much. Love your family

BYGROVE, Kenneth In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather, Ken, who passed away Jan. 21st, 1991. Always loved and forever remembered by his wife June, his children and all his grandchildren

KENDALL, Robert B. - In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather who passed away January 9, 2006. Treasured still with love sincere, The memories of one so dear. Fondest thoughts are ever entwined, In beautiful memories left behind. Lovingly remembered by wife Marion son William and family step-daughter Gloria and family

LAKE, Connie- In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who went to be with God on January 20, 2003. Our sweet angel.... We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And days before that too. Your memory is our keepsake With which we will never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts. Always remembered, forever loved, Janice, Kelly, Chris and Sarah.

McCORMACK, Jack - In loving memory of a beloved husband, dad and pop, who passed away January 22, 2008. You did so many things for us Your heart was kind and true And when we needed someone most We could always count on you. You gave us many things in life, Gifts both great and small, But most of all you gave us love The greatest gift of all. We remember all the yesterdays You filled with loving care The peace and comfort always felt Just knowing you were there. The special years will not return When we were all together But with the love within our hearts You will walk with us forever. Always loved and remembered by Bobbie, Jean, Skip, Marie, Kevin, grandchildren and great grandchildren

“WE REMEMBER” Just inside the main entrance of the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home is a book of remembrance. Each day we turn a page in the book. The names of those we have served are inscribed on that date along with the year in which they passed away. It is our way of honouring and remembering a life that was lived. It is also our way

Mitchel “Mitch” Cram August 16, 1985 to January 16, 2009

Life has slowly passed us by since you have left us We think of you everyday The fond memories of you will never leave us Still missing your smile that could charm anyone Your laugh always made others laugh regardless of what was happening Sports, cottage time and the holidays are not the same We love you, miss you and you are in our hearts and thoughts daily Love Dad, Mom, Jonathan, Adrian, Nicholas

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17th 1985 - Bourgoin, Michel Jean ‘Mike’ 1996 - Thatcher, Frederick S. 1998 - Fisher, Ida Dora 2003 - Deugo, Ruth Elizabeth 2012 - Finner, Bernard Gerard 18th 1981 - McAuliffe, Christopher 1995 - Bulloch, Marguerite ‘Maggie’ 1998 - Charles, Dorothy ‘Dot’ 19th 1978 - Julian, Thomas 1979 - Hannah, Florence Moore 1984 - Lee, Inez Emily 1994 - Hudson, Alfred Moorehouse 1999 - Law, Eva Margaret 2000 - Deugo, Alice Irene 2005 - Wickware, Ruth Evelyn

McLEAN, Elsie Marguerite - In loving memory of a dear mother and grandmother who passed away January 12, 1989. Twenty four years have come and gone And still the pain it lingers on. No one knows the heartache We try so hard to hide And no one knows how many times We have broken down and cried. You have never been forgotten And you never will. May the winds of love blow softly And whisper so you can hear, We will always love and miss you And wish that you were here. Sadly missed and always loved and remembered by Daughter Jean Bisonette and grandchildren Norma Jean, Paul and John Bisonette ROBERTS, Ed June 23, 1979 to January 18, 2011. Two years you have been gone But remembering you is easy We do it every day. Missing you is the hardest part As it never goes away. To hear your voice To see your smile To sit with you and talk a while Would be our greatest wish. Today, tomorrow, our whole life through We shall always love you. And remember you We speak your name with love and pride We smile with tears we cannot hide. We thank you for the years we shared The love you gave, The way you cared. Forever in our hearts Love Mom, Dennis, Candace and Haelyn

JANUARY of saying “thank you” to the many families who have shown confidence in us since we came to Almonte in 1973. Some families are unable to visit this book on the anniversary of the death of those they love. For this reason we are proud to publish these names weekly as our way of saying…“We Remember”.

20th 1975 - McGrath, Thomas Joshua 1989 - Mitchell, Dr. Howard Scott 2004 - Harvison, Marguerite Sara 22nd 1985 - Cochran, John Andrew 1995 - McLeod, Duncan Nathaniel 2000 - Aird, Helen McCrone 2008 - McCormack, John ‘Jack’ 23rd 1982 - Barker, Georgina 1985 - Smith, Clifford John 1995 - Kelly, Louis Patrick 2012 - Connolly, Barry Gerald CL420492_0117

Sadly the Delisle family mourns the loss of another family member. Peacefully at Perth District Hospital on Friday, January 11, 2013 Donnie Delisle in his 56th year has passed away after battling a long illness. Donnie is survived by his common law spouse Faye Moore of Smiths Falls, Sisters Gloria Hendy (Smiths Falls) and Carol Bingley (Rideau Ferry). Predeceased by his parents Alice and Denzil Delisle and Brother Peter Delisle who sadly passed only one week ago. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. We will miss you Donnie, Faye and The Delisle Family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial to Celebrate Donnie’s life will be held at a later date in the spring. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at



DELISLE Donald ‘Donnie’ Robert

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Children 3-5 yrs. Thurs. 4-5 p.m.

6-10 yrs. Mon. 4-5 p.m.

Teens Wed. 4-5 p.m.

Adult Drawing Mon. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Adult Painting Wed. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 613-284-7643

30 gallon oil fired hot water heater, and 900 litre oil tank for sale. $500 for both. 613-259-3407. 4 MotoMaster Total Terrain snow tires mounted on rims. 235/70R16. Asking $425. Call 613-267-5971. 7-1/2’ Fisher snowplow. $750 o.b.o. 613-259-2067 evenings. 8 h.p. snowblower with tracks, $200, good condition; Effiphone Dove, 6 string guitar, new with case, $325. 613-283-2368. All brands of used appliances sold (or repaired at your place or ours) with warranty and free delivery. We also sell new parts for most appliances. George Peters Appliances, #3756 Hwy. 43, Smiths Falls (between Perth and Smiths Falls). (613)283-8634.

Antique furniture for sale. Blanket box, harvest table, flatto-the-wall cupboard and a bookcase-back desk. Call 613-258-5869 Antique roll top desk 100 yrs old, original finish, good condition, few character marks, pigeon holes, centre drawer and file drawers. Original fabric on roll top. Asking $4500. Contact Cathy 613-724-9570. Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at Open daily til April 1st. Appliances for sale, all gently used. Maytag washer and dryer, Crosely fridge, and Frigidaire gallery oven with convection. $1200.00 o.b.o. (613)283-6444. Attention woodcutters, light chain oil, $7.25 a jug. Good selection of Husqvarna and Echo chainsaws. 14th year of after sale service, Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053. Cedar (white), quality lumber, most sizes, decking, T&G, channel rustic. Also huge bundles of cedar slabs ($45) and large bags of shavings ($35). w w w. s c o u t e n w h i t e c e d a r. c a (613)283-3629. EMC Classifieds

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Dan Peters New Bed Factory Outlet- January clearance- 20-50% off! Over 300 Ontario made mattress & boxspring sets in stock! Foam single matts $79, double $99, coil mattress & box sets $159 single, $199 double, queen pillow top sets $379, king size 800 coil set $699, new queen memory gel sets $899 wow! King size pocket coil with 5” latex plush top only 1 in stock was $2199 50% off now only $1099! 3/4 beds available. Delivery available. Call for bulk discounts. Evening appointments available. Call 613-284-8281 open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am-5 pm, open till 8 pm on Fridays! 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Disability Products. Buy and Sell stair lifts, scooters, bath lifts, patient lifts, hospital beds, etc. Call Silver Cross Ottawa (613)231-3549. HOT TUB (Spa) Covers. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1 - 8 6 6 - 6 5 2 - 6 8 3 7

*HOT TUB (SPA) Covers-Best Price. Best quality. All shapes and colours. Call 1-866-652-6837.

Radio Controlled model aircraft. Two Eagle 2 Trainers, both very good condition. 613-257-7822 for more information.

MF compact 18 h.p. tractor with blower and mower deck, hydrostatic, $1,700. Spare parts. 613-283-6504.


Must Sell!! 5 piece dinette set, Gibbard dining room set, armchair, wing chair and sofa bed. All in A1 condition. 613-257-8498. Need Auto Financing? 100% Approvals, No turndowns! Call 613-281-4864. Apply online @ New mattress sets starting at $159. 15 Models. Dan Peters New Mattress 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. TuesdaySunday 10 am-5 pm & Fridays Open Till 8 pm. (613)284-1234. New Queen memory gel mattress set. $999 wow! (613)284-1234, 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tues.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Fridays open till 8 pm. Posture Rest new mattress & Boxspring set- single $329, double $479, queen $519.00, king $699.00 All the quality without the heavy price tag! (613)284-1234 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls.

I Connect AV and computer help. Need help with your electronics? Audio video installs in-home tutoring. Call Mike 613-285-0655, 613-264-5515.

Pressure washer, model 2900, 6-1/2 h.p., $350; snowblower, Canadiana, 10 h.p., $425; Weslo treadmill, 3.7 h.p., like new, $350. 613-283-3127.

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5 Generations of Sales of Dry Seasoned hardwood cut and split. Stored inside. Volume discount. Outdoor furnace wood also. 613-253-8006. Dry hardwood firewood, stored inside, (613)256-3258 or (613)620-3258. Also birch mix available. Firewood, all hardwood $85/face cord, softwood mixed, $65/face cord. Also outdoor furnace wood available. Delivery available. 613-285-1547. Firewood- Cut, split and delivered or picked up. Dry seasoned hardwood or softwood from $50/face cord. Phone Greg Knops (613)658-3358, cell (613)340-1045. Firewood: Dry Mixed hardwood. $100/face Call (613)258-7127.

Open Wed-Sun 9am-4pm 613-284-2000 5 Miles South of Smiths Falls Hwy 15 @ Bay Rd.





Antiques for sale, visit our barn full of antiques. 3654 Hwy 29 North at Cedar Hill Road, Pakenham. Info: 613-794-5634 or 613-256-8937.

Hunter Safety/Canadian Firearms Courses and exams throughout the year. Organize a course and yours is free. Call Wenda Cochran 613-256-2409.


Certified piano technician, with Piano Technician’s Guild, extensive experience with tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Contact Grant Pattingale at 6 1 3 - 2 8 4 - 8 3 3 3 , 1-877-742-6648 or Guitar, acoustic, new, never played, with case, blue and red in colour. 2 to choose from. $125 each. 613-275-2333 Piano Tuner Technician for all your piano needs. Call Lionel Pauze. 1(613)278-2017.

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Child’s toy tin horse, older collectible piece, front moves up and down, restored, 29” high, 27” long. $350. 613-275-2333.


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No upcharges, no hidden fees. Staples SMITHS FALLS 613-283-3200 ext 236

Ariens snowblower sale. 30” deluxe electric start, non current $1,229, 2 only. 28” professional 2013 save $300, 1 only. 28” deluxe 2013 $1,290. Service after sales, for 14 years, Pete’s Lawn & Marine 613-267-7053.

Contractor buys properties in need of repair or renovation for top cash price. Gerry Hudson, Kingston (613)449-1668 Sales Representative Rideau Town and Country Realty Ltd, Brokerage (613)273-5000.

Windows not functioning? Computer running slow? Viruses, malware, blue screen? Come into Staples today for a Total Repair service. Staples CARLETON PLACE 613-253-2400 ext 236

Canadian Firearm/Hunter Safety Courses. Call Dave Arbour 613-257-7489 or visit for dates and details of courses near you. Fur Harvest Fur Management and Conservation Course. Want to get your Trappers Licence? A course is being held at Hopetown Community Centre February 1, 2, 3rd, 9th & 10th. Please contact Laurie Whyte at 613-259-3283 or Lyle Cavanagh at 613-839-5311.


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World Class Drummer From Five Man Electrical Band, is accepting new students for private lessons. Call Steve 613-831-5029.


Firewood for sale, cut, split, delivered. Hardwood. $90 a cord. 613-984-1183.

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Digital SLR Photography classes. One on one sessions $30.00 per session or $210.00 for 8. Brickmoir Digital Creations, Almonte. 613-256-1341

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John Deere heavy duty snowblower, 7ft wide, works well, $1200 o.b.o. 1998 double-bed ski-doo trailer, good condition, $700 o.b.o 613-479-2303 or 613-479-2171


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Wanted - furnace oil, will remove tank if possible. Call 613-479-2870.

2000 Sierra Half-ton truck with cap, blue with pewter trim, 225,000 highway km’s, $2,400. Call 613-256-3527. 2002 Ford Windstar 7 pass. mini van. V6 auto. No rust. Etested and certified. Economic. Only $2,495. GMD Auto 613-284-9886.

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FARM LABOURER & MANAGER. Full-time position, modern mixed farm, near Calgary, Alberta. Housing supplied, excellent wages. Valid drivers licence, & cow/calf experience required. Assets include mechanics, grain, welding, custom hay & seeding. Fax resume 403-335-0086. Phone 403-335-3694.

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AUTOMOTIVE Vehicle buyers are ONLY protected by OMVIC and Ontario consumer protection laws when they buy from registered dealers. There’s no protection if you buy privately and you risk becoming victim of a curbsider. To verify dealer registration or seek help with a complaint: or 1-800-943-6002.

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

HELP WANTED Heavy Const Company requires journeyman mechanics to start asap, must be familiar with all heavy equipment Caterpiller, Komatsu, John Deere, etc. competitive wage and superior benefit package. Required to work in shop in rural Winnipeg, MB and on job sites. email fax 204-224-9212.

FINANCIAL SERVICES $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


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WANTED WA N T E D : O L D T U B E A U D I O EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond organs. Any condition, no floor model consoles. Call Toll-Free 1-800-9470393 / 519-853-2157.

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AS SEEN ON TV - 1st, 2nd, Home Equity Loans, Bad Credit, Self-Employed, Bankrupt, Foreclosure, Power of Sale or need to Re-Finance? Let us f i g h t f o r y o u b e c a u s e “ We ’ r e in your corner!” CALL The Refinancing Specialists NOW Toll-Free 1-877-733-4424 (24 Hours) or click (Lic#12126). $$$ BELOW THE BANK RATES! 1st, 2nd & Construction Mortgages, Lines of Credit, Debt Consolidation. 95-100% Financing. ALL CREDIT TYPES WELCOME! No Income Verification Plans. Want to Refinance or Consolidate? Borrow $30k, pay $166.66/month (OAC). Contact Jim Potter, Homeguard Funding Ltd. (LIC # 10409) @ Email: info@quality, Website: or CALL Toll-Free 1-866-403-6639

Assortment of used tires, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.5. Summers, all-season and snows. Also used car parts. Gord 613-257-2498.

Doggie Bed & Breakfast. Inhome kennels, grooming, fenced activity park, nature walks. Lorna (613)200-1952 or (613)264-2203.

1 Bedroom Apartment, 10 mins east of Perth. Mature tenant preferred. $650 plus heat. Call 613-565-6398.

For sale- Brindle female Boxer pup. 8 weeks old. $500. Ringalevio Boxer Kennel at Elgin. Ted Lake 613-359-5975. Husky/Golden Lab puppies for sale, $300 each. Come with first shots. Call 613-812-0643.

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Buy with confidence Reliable and affordable used vehicles • Financing O.A.C. 613-267-7484

2004 Yamaha SXVenom, 600 triple, electric and reverse. 6000 miles. $4,500. Also lg. Ice Rider, reg. suit, mitts, size 9 boots, HJC helmet. 613-924-2062.

Manuals and decals. Operator manuals, service manuals, parts manuals. Tractors, engines, implements and heavy equipment. Robert’s Tractor Manuals (519)539-0739.

2 bdrm apt. in Lanark village, $500/month + utilities, fridge, stove, shared laundry room, references. 1st & last, MLS# 854187. 613-200-1000.

Purebred female, 10 month old, Blue Tick Hound. House trained, will make good pet or hunting dog. Asking $75. 613-851-4571. Set your dog free with a Dogwatch Hidden Fence System. Service and installation of any system. 1(800)647-3307.

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2 Roan Clydesdale Geldings for sale. 13 yrs old together since birth and sold as a team. Prize winners in 2003 and 2004 in 6 horse hitch. Gentle and easy to work with. Asking $5000. Contact Cathy 613-724-9570. Dorset Ram, 3 years old, gentle. $375. Call 613-326-0366.

St. Jean’s Farrier Service. 613-283-1198. Wanted to buy, horses, colts and ponies, all types. Contact Bob Perkins at (613)342-6030.


$$MONEY$$ Consolidate Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169

2 bedroom second floor apartment, downtown Carleton Place, includes water, heat, 4-pc bath, stove, fridge and parking. No smoking or pets, first and last months rent and references. Available February 1, $850/month + hydro. (613)314-1013 and (613)839-0039.


Mortgage Solutions Purchases, Consolidations, Construction. Lower that bank posted rates (OAC) On-Site Private Funds for credit issues, discharged bankrupts and BFS without proven income. Chase Financial 1-613-384-1301 Chase Financial o/b 835289 Ontario Inc. Brokerage License #10876

Mature male, non-smoker seeks Room and Board in the Perth area from Sunday night to Thursday night. Please call Kevin at 613-342-2092 after 5:00 p.m.

Looking for commercial space in Carleton Place? A store, office space or industrial from 720-3000 sq. ft., 613-257-5711. Professional Office Space, Carleton Place, furnished/unfurnished offices, signage, common areas, parking, security, first month free, ( 6 1 3 ) 2 5 7 - 9 5 4 5 , (613)257-3790, Store front retail space. Excellent location, downtown Carleton Place, near town hall. 613-867-1905.


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2 Bedroom home to share. Parking, large yard. $425/mth. inclusive. $200 deposit. Responsible, employed individual, no pets. Call Katherine 613-435-1401.


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Good selection of purebred Charolais bulls, 1 and 2 year olds. 613-275-2930. Polled purebred Limousin bull. 2 years old. Quiet. Off test at Douglas. 2 polled yearling Limousin bulls. 2 Limousin bull calves, 8 months. 613-257-2522 or 613-623-3363.

2 bedroom 3rd floor apt. Downtown Perth. $750. Heated. Includes fridge, stove, hotwater. No parking or yard. 613-267-6666.

2 bedroom large apt. Smiths Falls- in well maintained building. Fridge, stove, heat and hydro, laundry included. $850/mth. Call Perry 613-284-4191, Weagle Realty Ltd. Brokerage.

TOM’S CUSTOM AIRLESS PAINTING Specializing in roof barn & aluminum siding painting. *30 years experience. *Screw nailing and roof repairs. Insured and Bonded Free Estimates (613)283-8475

1000 sq.ft. on Prescott St., Kemptville. $1,000/mth. includes water, taxes and heat. Hydro extra. 613-296-3455. 1,280 sq. ft. apartment in downtown Winchester, $950 a month, heat and air conditioning included. Non-smoker/no pets. Contact 613-463-9350 between hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

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1 bedroom apartment in Burritt’s Rapids. Skylights, private yard & entrance with parking. Appliances included. $600 per month plus utilities. Available Feb 1st. References required. (613)269-2850.



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2 Bedroom semi-detached, downtown Kemptville with yard. $850 plus hydro. Call or text 613-223-0077 2 bedroom. Toulon Place. Smiths Falls. $860/mth. Available immediately. Heat and hydro available in quiet security building, close to County Fair Mall. 613-283-9650. 3 bedroom home, Smiths Falls, good neighbourhood. Heat, hydro, water, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. $1,200/month. Call Perry 613-284-4191 Weagle Realty Ltd.

Carleton Place, single bedroom, second floor apartment, $550/month. Fridge and stove included. 613-223-0798. Carleton Place. Spacious 2 bed. apt. available March 1st. Centrally located, all appliances + laundry facilities. 900.00 +hydro. Non smokers only, no animals. 253-3456 days, 257-9005 eve. Carssridge Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, available immediately. $870/month, heat, hydro, cable included. In quiet security building with laundry. Call 613-283-9650. Code Apartments. Smiths Falls. Spacious, bright, 2 bedroom in clean, quiet, adult building. Fridge, stove, parking, laundry facilities. (613)283-7779.

Perth, cozy semi-detached, 1 bedroom bachelor. Recently renovated. Available immediately. $500/month plus. Nice residential neighbourhood close to downtown. References. Call or text 613-264-7375.

Country living, Clayton, quiet, relaxed, large home, I share with 2 dogs, smoking ok, parking, 2 acre property. Private bath, jacuzzi and shower. All inclusive $575/month. Bob 613-256-1270.

Perth, large, bright, 2 bedroom apartment, ground floor. Fridge, stove and parking included. Patio door with walkout to hedged in area. $850 plus utilities. 613-264-0002.

Downtown Perth- Large sunny 1 bedroom apt. Laundry facilities. Water included. Quiet building. Non-smoking. $650/mth. Available February 15 or March 1. 613-464-3336.

Renovated 2 bedroom apt. downtown Perth. Lovely water views overlooking Tay River basin. Parking available. $895 plus hydro. Call Ron (202)812-8944.

Kemptville 2 Bedroom apartment at Sandy Mountain. $825/month inclusive, parking included. No Pets, 1st and last required and references. 613-989-2100

Rooms to rent with family, furnished, shared laundry/kitchen/main bath, includes cable. $400/$500 per month. References required. Carleton Place. 613-253-0821.

Kemptville. Room mate wanted to share 2 bedroom apartment, $400/month. Available now. 613-219-2306.

Shamrock Apartments, Perth, 2 bedroom, $850/month includes heat and hydro. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. 613-264-8380.

Kemptville. Spacious, quiet, 2 bedroom apartment. Excellent for retired people. Stove and fridge. No smoking, no pets. 512 Clothier St. 613-258-3010.

Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom, adults only. Fridge, stove, parking. No pets. References. First and last. March 1. $600. 613-812-3403.

Large Furnished Suite with view, full private bathroom, no pets/smoking, $600/mth. 613-326-0366.

Smiths Falls. 2 bedroom apt. 2nd floor. Adults only. No smoking, no pets. Available immediately. Graham (613)283-0865.

Newly renovated 2 bedroom apt. Sunset Blvd. Perth. Fridge, stove, microwave, a/c. No smoking. $1,350/month inclusive. Cindy (613)267-6800 ext. 232.

Perth, 1 bedroom second floor apt. Fridge, stove, heat included. Hydro extra. First/last months rent required. $535. 613-264-0002.

Carleton Place, apartment downtown, stairs, first/last month rent, references, no smoking, no pets. 613-867-1905. Carleton Place, large, 3 bedroom lower duplex, 1,650 sq. ft., great location, available soon. $1025 plus utilities, 613-257-5711. Carleton Place, side split, 3 bedroom, wood stove, double garage, 2 acres. No smoking, good references required. February 1, $1500 plus utilities. 613-284-2772.

Smiths Falls. 1 bedroom apartment, ground floor, centrally located, available immediately. No pets. No smoking. Call Graham 613-283-0865,

Lanark. Ground floor 2 bedroom apartment. Fridge and stove included. References. $500/mth plus utilities. 613-259-3201 leave message.

Aberdeen Apartments, Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom, $915, available Feb 1st. 2 bedroom $1075, available immediately. Heat, hydro and cable included. Quiet security building with elevator, balcony, and laundry. First and last required. (613)283-9650.

Carleton Place 2 bedroom upstairs apartment. Private entrance in quite building, good references required, $750 plus heat and hydro. No pets. 613-257-4627.

Perth/Carleton Place. Newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Tennyson Rd., border of Carleton Place and Perth. $1,500/month plus utilities. 613-267-5746.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom with den, adult building in Lanark. Utilities, appliances, garage incl. No smoking or pets. $950.00, 613-278-2878.

Perth, 1 bedroom apartment, $575/month; 2 bedroom, $675/month. Fridge and stove included, hydro extra. Call 613-267-4831 after 5.

Bright 2 bedroom apt., Perth. Clean, secure, building. Parking, laundry on site. Close to pool and all amenities. $825. Available immediately. 613-267-6940.

Perth- brand new senior luxury rental apt. unit “55 years and over”. Available immediately. Unit is 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 media room. Brick building. Central air. Propane heat. In floor heating in bathroom. Front and back porches. Emergency backup power. Crown moulding. Porcelain floors, modern kitchen. $1,100/mth. plus utilities includes new dishwasher and washer and dryer. One 8x10 exterior shed included for each rental unit. References required. Rentals for 1 year lease preferred. No pets. No smoking. Inquiries: Lyne 613-267-5790 or

Colonel By Luxury adult apartments. Close to County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls. Air conditioning, exercise room, party room, library and elevator. 613-283-9650.

56 Victoria Ave., Smiths Falls, 1 bedroom $625/month, includes utilities and parking, ground floor. (613)283-2266.

Almonte- 3 bedroom apartment, $875/month plus utilities. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer included. Available immediately. Call 613-256-3202

Perth, 2 bedroom plus den. 5 appliances. Large eat-in kitchen. Parking. No pets. References. $975 plus utilities. Available Feb. 1st. 613-267-1392.

Perth- 2 bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor apartments, $755/mth. Available immediately. First/last required. 613-283-9650.

Perth, 2 bedroom apartment in quiet security building. Well looked after. Fridge, stove, parking, balcony. Laundry in building. $775/month plus hydro. No dogs. (613)349-9377. Perth- 2 bedroom apt. $700/month plus hydro; 1 bedroom $540/mth. Clean, quiet secure building. Seniors welcome. Parking, laundry facilities available. 613-925-3046. You’ll be



Smiths Falls, 2 bedroom apt. Second floor. Heat and water included. $700/mth. Available February 1st. 613-913-8185 Smiths Falls 2 bedroom house. Bright and clean. Fridge/stove included. $760 plus utilities. 613-284-2578. You’ll be



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Secure 50’s Plus Building Carleton Place No Smoking No Pets $700.00 and up Call 613-720-9860 or 613-823-1694 CL392841

LUXURY ADULT APARTMENTS ASHLEY CHASE now has a couple of 1 bedroom units available, as well as a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. ASHLEY CHASE is a luxury apartment building with an exercise room, library and entertainment room. All units have central air. Located near downtown Perth, overlooking the Tay River. For information call Andrew Mitton

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Spacious totally renovated country units ranging from 2-3 bedroom. Minutes from Perth. New flooring, kitchens. Starting at $700 monthly. Available immediately. Bob 613-888-2142.

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Perth, 3 bedroom house for sale on Cockburn St., beautifully renovated, 1-1/2 storey home on large private lot. Asking $234,900. 613-267-9890. Rob Glen Estates, 40x24, 2 bedroom mobile home (could be made back into 3) New shingles, new hot water tank, a/c. Selling for $78,000. Call 613-283-5381.

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, fast affordable A+ BBB rating, employment & travel freedom, Call for a free booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS All claims against the estate of ALAN WINSTON WHITE, late of the Town of Perth, Province of Ontario, who died on or about October 31, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned on or before February 7, 2013; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Ottawa, January 11, 2013. Marjorie Drew, Executrix, by LOW MURCHISON RADNOFF LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, 400- 1565 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8R1. Norman Bowley (613) 236-9442

Lost- Set of keys on Drummond Street or Garden Avenue, Perth. If found call Tamara 613-267-4467.

Busy Handyman Service looking for full and part time help with snow removal. Call 613-267-5460.

Established in 1991and located in Drummond/North Elmsley Township, Lanark County, Costello & Company operates a retail monument office and is Eastern Ontario’s leading supplier of Burial Vaults and Cemetery Services. As we continue to grow and seek new opportunities, we are looking for assistance in the following areas:

OPERATIONS MANAGER • In this position, the successful applicant will plan, coordinate, direct and be actively involved in the day to day operation of our production facility and retail sales office. • The ideal candidate will be able to establish themselves very quickly as a competent and able leader with the ability to foster organizational change and contribute to business growth while creating a fun, positive work environment. • An individual with a strong entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to recognize and pursue new business opportunities would be a welcome addition. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE • College/University degree in business administration or equivalent • Minimum 3 years management experience in production and service operations • Knowledge of business, management, financial, accounting, human resources, sales and project management principles and practices • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills to work with diverse groups • Ability to motivate, manage and develop performance of staff • Solid command of safety and regulatory compliance requirements • Strong computer software skills (MS Office Suite, CAD, Simply Accounting and other operational software applications) • Valid Ontario Drivers Licence

CUSTOMER SERVICE/DELIVERY DRIVER We have an immediate requirement for a skilled individual to round out our Customer Service/Delivery Team. This person will be responsible for delivering, setting and installing burial vaults at cemeteries throughout Eastern Ontario. The successful applicant will possess the needed communication and personal skills necessary to work and grow in a team environment. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self starter with strong mechanical aptitude; clean, neat appearance; solid work ethic; punctual; reliable and trustworthy nature with excellent personal habits. This individual will demonstrate the ability to work in both supervised and unsupervised capacties. This full time position requires some weekend, holiday and after hours coverage. Forklift operators certificate, D/Z endorsement and experience operating a backhoe and concrete equipment a definite asset.

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Smiths Falls, nice one bedroom apt., quiet building w/laundry. $725/mo. incl. heat & hydro. Available immediately. 613-258-9894, 613-222-0816.

Beautiful new energy efficient house, 2020 sq. ft. plus walkout basement, 2.35 acres, across Bennett Lake, 15 minutes north Perth, $339,000. 613-264-9016.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/MEMORIAL CONSULTANT We require a self motivated, out going individual to fill our full-time office adminstrator memorial consultant position. This individual will be responsible for book keeping, data entry, customer contacts; general office procedures and will regularly meet with clients to discuss memorial options and assist with the design of a family monument. The successful applicant will possess the needed personal skills, kindness and sensitivity required when working alongside a family who have experienced a loss, combined with practical skills, professionalism and attention to detail needed for an office environment. Office administration experience is an asset as well as knowledge of Simply Accounting Software. Training is provided for job specific areas. Flexibility with hours and a class G drivers licence required.

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Smiths Falls- central location. Kitchen and laundry, common room with TV, phone. TV in room. Internet access. Long term preferred. $500 monthly. 613-283-7278.


2005 Pontiac Sunfire, $5,500 certified and E-tested. Call 613-812-1835.

1 Bedroom - Well maintained, clean, quiet apartment building across from Almonte hospital Utilities included Laundry in building $690. Call 613-913-3095


2004 Ford Free Star V6 auto. Only 168,000 kms. 5 door, 7 pass. van with rear collapse bench for extra cargo space. Excellent condition for transport or travel. Only $3,495. Etested and certified. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto.

CKC Registered German Shepherd puppies. Vet checked, vaccinated, micro chipped, ready to go. Call Breakaway German Shepherds 613-652-4185.


2003 Kia Rio 4 door. 4 cyl. automatic 1.6L. Only 136074 kms. Gas economy for travel. Excellent small car 4 door. No rust. Excellent condition. $2795 certified, e-tested. 613-284-9886 GMD Auto.

Wage to be determined by skills and experience. Company benefit package offering. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. Resumes will be accepted by e-mail. Costello & Company 4323 County Road 43 W. RR#3 Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4S4 We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Full/Part Time Cleaners/Team Leaders for growing residential cleaning company based in North Gower. Mon-Fri. No evenings. No weekends. All travel paid. $11.00-$14.00/hr. (613)489-3993 or

STUDENT SUMMER JOBS Do you thrive on variety? Are you looking for interesting work? Do you want to learn new skills? A summer job at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority may be the ideal opportunity for you! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for keen students to ďŹ ll summer jobs in the Manotick area, at our Foley Mountain Conservation Area in Westport and at our satellite ofďŹ ce in Lanark. Visit and click on Summer Student Opportunities for more information. Send your resume to before February 6.


Kemptville - P/T Domestic Assistant. 2-3 hours a week, twice a week. General Duties include cleaning, maintaining home and property, preparation of healthy meals, errands. 613-978-4636.

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Almonte, Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Westport, Gananoque & Brockville (and surrounding areas) $19.81/hour The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is seeking Custodians to work on a casual and as needed basis, to cover for vacancies in schools in the above-noted areas. QualiďŹ ed applicants should have experience in industrial cleaning and/ or maintenance and be able to meet the physical requirements for material and furniture handling.


Full-time auto dismantler required. Knowledge of automobile parts preferred. Pay range $14-$16/hr. Apply: Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Parts, Carp. Fax 613-839-5590. Email:

Guaranteed Paid Job teaching English Overseas. Great pay. No degree required -be certified in 5 days in Perth. 613-200-1524.

Barb Renaud Coordinator of Employee Services Fax: (613) 258-3610 E-mail:

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Interested applicants are requested to forward a cover letter and resume in conďŹ dence by January 28, 2013 to the attention of:

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.

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The General Manager will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the Club. Specific areas of responsibility include: â&#x20AC;˘ Co-ordinates development of operating and capital budgets; â&#x20AC;˘ Co-ordinates the development of the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-range and annual (business) plans; â&#x20AC;˘ Plans, develops and approves specific operation policies, programs, procedures; â&#x20AC;˘ Coordinates the marketing programs to promote the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services and facilities.

Brent Laton Chair of the Board

Wm. J. Gartland Director of Education

Lanark County Support Services (Smiths Falls) requires an Instructor (30 hrs./wk- 1 yr. contract). Hourly rate $19.99-$22.55. Requirements: Developmental Service Worker Diploma or Behavioural Science Technician Diploma and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, insurance, vehicle and ability to work anywhere in Lanark County. Please submit resume to Brenda Smith at 55 George St. N., Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z1 by February 4/13. We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted. Lanark County Support Services (Smiths Falls) requires a part-time bus driver. A valid â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fâ&#x20AC;? license is required and experience with wheelchair tiedowns and q-straints an asset. The hourly wage will be between $16.31-$17.67 based on experience at 10 hours per week. Please submit resume by January 25/13 to Brenda Smith at 55 George St. N, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z1.

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Looking for persons willing to speak to small groups, 1 on 1 presentations. A car and internet necessary. Diana (866)306-5858.

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The Township of Montague is reques ng bids for the Custodian Services Contract 2013/2014 for its Municipal Buildings (Municipal Complex and Centennial Hall) For informa on contact: â&#x20AC;&#x192;C.A.O. Glenn Barnes Township of Montague 613-283-7478

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To Be Considered: If you want to help shape the future of clinical services and community health and wellness with KDH and our network partners, please send your resume and cover letter by January 31, 2013 to: Human Resources Kemptville District Hospital PO Box 2007, 2675 Concession Rd., Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 Fax: (613)258-7853 E-mail: or apply on line at: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Cabinet Installer -Installer of cabinets and interior trim. Company in business twentyseven years in Perth, Ontario. Fax resume to 613-264-1135.

Now Hiring: Chefs -This position offers regular shifts with our Culinary Team. Your strong work ethic and skilled line cook experience will help you in preparing outstanding cuisine in line with our V!VAlicious menus and recipes that will offer a great dining experience in our Shores Restaurant serving very active senior Community Members. Join our great Team and help us in Making Today Great at the Waterside Retirement Community! Please provide resume to Anne Forsythe -Executive Chef via email at or drop off at 105 McNeely Avenue, Carleton Place.



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PAID IN ADVANCE! Make up to $1000 a WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start i m m e d i a t e l y ! Part-time mature activities coordinator for retirement centre. Apply 1333 Rideau Ferry Rd., Perth, or fax 613-267-6261. Residential Foundation Company looking for form setters, labourers as well as experienced boom truck, concrete pump, and stone slinger operators. Valid DZ and clean drivers abstract a must. Competitive wage based on experience with benefits. Please fax resume to 613-256-3008 or email to CL339577_1227

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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR The successful applicant will have signiďŹ cant construction industry estimating experience OR will be a graduate that possesses excellent numeracy and MS Excel skills that can be trained as a construction industry estimator. Permanent position at Perth location. Apply via email to Peter Ghinn

Needed to handle high volume of internet leads and coordinate advertising at our busy dealership. Candidate must:

As a leading manufacturer of advanced textiles and materials, we are excited about our future and the role talented individuals play in our company. We are looking to ďŹ ll the following positions at our manufacturing plant in Perth.

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Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roofing Needs. Shingle and flat roof repairs. Snow and ice removal. 15 years experience. 613-608-8221.

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Senior Accounting Clerk


Full time Senior Accounting Clerk to provide payroll services, accounts payable and general accounting for the hospital. Qualifications: â&#x20AC;˘ Completion of payroll courses certified under the Canadian Payroll Association. â&#x20AC;˘ Completion of an approved 3 year college level accounting program. â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum two yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous experience in payroll processing and accounts payable in a computerized environment. â&#x20AC;˘ Previous experience in a hospital environment preferred. For complete details about this position, please visit careers on our website at Applications can be sent to the Human Resources Department, 211 Lake Ave. Carleton Place, ON, K7C 1J4, Fax: (613)2573026, E-mail: by 4:00 pm January 25, 2013.



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ATTN: LOCAL people needed to work from home online. Full Training Provided $500-$4,500. PT/FT 1-888-742-6158 Pure Ingenuity Inc. Equipment Design and Fabrication Group, Kingston, requires full time sheet metal fabricator. Duties to include reading drawings, layout of material and working with a variety of metalworking equipment in a CWB/TSSA certified shop. Interested applicants may submit their resume to: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be



HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 MELVINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

INTERIOR PAINTING Professional Work. Reasonable Rates. Honest . Clean. Free Estimates. R e f e r e n c e s . 613-831-2569 Home 613-355-7938 Cell. NO JOB TO SMALL!

YARD SALES/ FLEA MARKETS Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. in historic downtown Almonte. 613-256-1511. 36 vendors. Open daily 10-5.

P.O. Box 20555, Perth ON K7H 3M6 Tel: 613-283-2525 Fax: 613-284-5204 Toll Free: 1-800-492-1605


Reporting directly to the Production Manager, you will take full accountability for the supervision of day-to-day shipping and receiving of ďŹ&#x201A;yer inserts, newspapers and supporting materials.

The OfďŹ ce Manager will have responsibility for the daily ofďŹ ce operation including customer service standards, dispatching, deliveries, account management, reporting and supervision. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising a busy transportation or construction ofďŹ ce. Additionally, he/she will have superior computer skills, strong organization and communication skills and function well in an environment with competing deadlines. For full details, and to apply, please go to before December 17, 2012. CL339844_0117

Metroland East Distribution Centre is seeking an experienced shipping receiving supervisor to join our team.

Clean As A Whistle House Cleaning Services. Call 613-283-9823, cell 613-430-0162.


OfďŹ ce Manager

Shipping Receiving Supervisor

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A1â&#x20AC;? Handyman with half-ton truck. Dump hauling, wood splitting, driveway sealing, moving, tree removal, eaves trough cleaning, carpentry, siding, painting, roofing, general maintenance. Call Kevin 613-253-4764.

Moving Service Available $95/hour cube van & 2 men. Dan Peters Auction Home Office (613)284-8281. Fast Service. Experienced Movers.


MacEwen Petroleum in Kemptville is looking for an experienced

Send A Load to the dump, cheap. Clean up clutter, garage sale leftovers or leaf and yard waste. 613-256-4613.

Home daycare in Perth. Healthy meals, crafts and outdoor play. References available. 613-264-5507.

Interior/exterior renovations, carpentry, drywall, painting, repairs. Call Dan 613-285-4613.

Please email resume to: or jsimpson@

Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affordable Handyman Service. Reasonable rates. Indoor/outdoor jobs, painting included. Call (613)267-1183.


Certified Mason. 12 years experience. Chimney repair, restoration, parging, repointing. Brick, block and stone. Small/big job specialist. Free estimates. 613-250-0290.

Requires part-time accounts payable & administrative person.


(shiftwork position) Electro-Mechancial certiďŹ cate required Please forward your resume with a list of references to: Thank you for your interest.


Base salary + commission with benefits package CL401153_0117

Electrical Engineer 1-2 years Industrial PLC experience required

TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES Plus travel, hotel jobs in England. Childcare positions in United States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations and Salary provide. Various benefits. Apply 902-422-1455 email

Affordable Handyman- Household repairs and maintenance. Interior/exterior painting/staining, carpentry, minor plumbing. Call and book now for winter specials. No job too small. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do them all. (613)283-2070.

Rivington Auto Sales

Be able to manage dealership website Have advertising experience Have strong computer skills Have sales experience Be able to Multitask Be extremely organized

Snowplow/Salt truck drivers required for T.G. Carroll Cartage Ltd. AZ licence required. Fax 613-836-7658 or

Ontario Aboriginal Housing services wishes to dispose of two single room garden suites located at Jamesview Builders and Electrical, 2816 Hwy. 15, Portland Ontario. The units can be sold as a single lot or as individual units. Please indicate Wood, Vinyl or both on your bid submission envelope. The units are as is, where is. All interested Proponents shall submit a bid in a sealed envelope by 2 p.m. January 31, 2013. Bids will be opened on Tuesday, February 5, 2012. Winning bid will be notified by phone and in writing. All Bids will be submitted to: Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services 500 Bay St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1X5 Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services reserves the right to decline any or all bids. The winning proponent must remove the Garden suites by March 1, 2013. Viewings can be arranged by calling the oďŹ&#x192;ce at Jamesview 613-272-2886 or 613-283-2525. Successful proponents shall provide certified funds payable to Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services upon successful acceptance of their bid. CL339807_0117






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Saturday January 19, 2013 - Restaurant Liquidation Auction For â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freddies Restaurantâ&#x20AC;? 5 Main Street East, Smiths Falls. Auction Starts at 10 AM SHARP (Preview from 9 am). Commercial Equipment: Natural gas Radiant Star Max charbroiler, Star Max Natural gas 48â&#x20AC;? griddle, HABCO 2 48â&#x20AC;? sliding door commercial cooler, Imperial Natural gas 6 burner range, 72â&#x20AC;? SS equipment stand, SS stand/table, Warming lights, BUNN double burner, cash register, glass front & top display case, selection of commercial dishes & effects, 7 sets of wooden dining table sets with 4 chairs, Occasional pedestal tables, 2 door ice cream freezer, chest freezers, Pepsi single door commercial cooler, sandwich board, crafts, decoration & effects. This restaurant is closed as of Sunday January 13th. All items will be sold by Public Auction. NO RESERVES! NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Delivery of larger items available through Auctioneer. Washrooms, Catering. Sunday January 20, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! SPACE AVAILABLE FOR CLEAN CONSIGNMENTS. Sunday January 27, 2013 - Estate & Consignment Auction. Auction Starts at NOON (Preview Starts at 11 am). 182 Glenview Rd. Smiths Falls (Drummond North Elmsley Twp.). Collectibles, household, furniture, tools & more! LOOKING FOR QUALITY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FOR SPECIAL FEB. 23 ANTIQUE ONLY AUCTION! BOOK YOUR AUCTION WITH US! We conduct Indoor Consignment Auctions Year round at our Indoor Heated Auction Hall & 6 Acre Facility. Shop Local - Pop into our Sales Building to Buy your next Brand New Mattress Set today - We have 250 New Beds in Stock - Lowest Prices Around. 3768 Hwy 43 West, Smiths Falls. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM-5 PM & Fridays Open Till 8 PM! - Shop Local! We also sell Used Furniture & Appliances!



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Almonte’s Alex Szabo is pictured here during second period action in Perth on Sunday. Photos by DESMOND DEVOY

The Perth Blue Wings earned a 5-3 EOJHL win on Sunday in Perth against the Almonte Thunder. The Blue Wings are sitting on top of the Valley League division crusing to a number one finish thanks in part to the scoring prowess of Perth’s top shooter, Brett Madigan - seen here (24) getting by Almonte’s Dominic Plaschey.

Almonte’s Brandon Mendham (right) tries to grab the puck from Perth’s Gordon Sinclair in second-period action Sunday afternoon in Perth.

The Perth Blue Wings celerate after a goal in the second period Sunday against the Almonte Thunder. The next game in the EOJHL schedule Saturday, Jan. 19 when these two teams tangle again, this time in Almonte at 7:30 p.m. THE EMC - 53 - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ontario AMBER Alert program enters new partnership with LCBO EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thanks to a new AMBER Alert program partnership with Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), more people than ever will be able to assist the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and their policing partners with their recovery efforts when a child is abducted. As a result of the partner-

ship, LCBO terminals will now have the capability of alerting customers that an AMBER Alert is in progress and with more than 600 LCBO retail stores in Ontario, AMBER Alert notifications will reach significantly more people right across the province, according to the OPP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more we broaden our

audience for AMBER Alert notifications, the greater our chances of locating abducted children. We thank Liquor Control Board of Ontario for helping us enhance distribution of our Amber Alert notifications during those first crucial hours of a child abduction,â&#x20AC;? said OPP Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a socially responsible, community-focused retailer, LCBO is proud to partner with the OPP and the Ontario AMBER Alert Program,â&#x20AC;? stated Bob Peter, LCBO president and chief executive officer (CEO). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through our network of 630 stores in communities across the province, we are pleased to be part of the solu-

tion by notifying the public in the event of an AMBER Alert to help find abducted children and make our communities safer.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we hope for a day when we never again need an AMBER Alert, we continue to look forward and expand on our Ontario partnerships,â&#x20AC;? added Doug Kirk, Ontario

AMBER Alert steering committee member and OAB president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanks to our new partnership with Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the AMBER Alert program has just one more highly effective method to communicate information to the public in instances where a child has been abducted.â&#x20AC;?

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Friendly, professional and affordable help with color selection, custom blinds, window coverings and all your Jennifer Moore decorating needs.


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58 Abbott St., Smiths Falls

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REACH OVER 43,000 HOMES EVERY WEEK! FOR AS LITTLE AS $39/WEEK Call: 613-283-3182 or 1-800-267-7936 extension 184 Fax: 613-283-9988 Email: (Attention Cheryl)


*We Purchase Standing Timber THE EMC - 54 - Thursday, January 17, 2013



Canada Summer Jobs program launched for 2013 EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville has announced that the government has launched Canada Summer Jobs 2013, which will create up to 36,000 job opportunities for students across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our government is focused on what matters to Canadians â&#x20AC;&#x201C; jobs, growth and long-term

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students this summer, strengthening the local economies of communities right across Canada and right here in LeedsGrenville,â&#x20AC;? he said. Leeds-Grenville has $226,650 in its Canada Summer Jobs budget this year. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students are tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workforce, so by investing in them we are helping con-

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eligible for up to 100 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage and mandatory employment-related costs. Public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for up to 50 percent of the provincial/territorial minimum hourly wage. As of Feb. 1, interested

employers can apply online at csj2013. Canada Summer Jobs is part of the Government of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Employment Strategy (YES). YES is the Government of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to helping youth make a successful transition to the workplace.

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they were going to push the button,â&#x20AC;? said LeBlanc. He served for 39 years in the military after three United Nations tours and retired as a captain. He has held a number of positions with the Legion, including deputy district commander for district G and is currently the district G co-chair. Pollock served 30 years with the military and retired as a navy commander. He served with a unit under NATO during the 1960s to 1970s. After he retired he worked for Paramax, which installed the electronic systems in the Canadian Patrol

Frigates. Although he only moved to Almonte six years ago he has been a member of the Legion for 22 years, previously in Richmond and Quebec. He has held a number of positions with the Legion, including five terms as president in Quebec, and is currently the treasurer at the Al-



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LeBlanc suspected that he might receive the medal, but it was still a surprise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt very good, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honour to get it,â&#x20AC;? he said. LeBlanc also received a Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 and said it feels nice to have received two medals. He was very thankful to receive the medal and for being honoured by the association. He has been a member of the Legion for 32 years and received the medal for his time with NATO from 1964 to 1968, during the Cold War. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an interesting scary time, no one knew if


EMC News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It was a diamond new year for three members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 Almonte. Members Doug Sutherland, Joe LeBlanc and Gary Pollock were honoured with the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee medal during the Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Levee, Jan. 1. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Veterans Organization of Canada nominated all three, after serving with NATO during their careers. The medal was created to mark the celebrations of the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Elizabeth II) 60th anniversary on the throne. It is a tangible way for Canada to honour her service, in addition to significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. Sutherland was very honoured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very proud to receive the medal,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is a beautiful idea.â&#x20AC;? Sutherland met the Queen in 1958 with his German ordinance corps when she presented them with their unit colours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just like talking to an ordinary woman, she was very nice,â&#x20AC;? he said. Sutherland served in the military for 16 years, a few were under NATO control, and he retired as a corporal. He is the longest life member of the Almonte Legion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and has been a member of the executive for 17 years.

the medal as it is a national recognition.â&#x20AC;? He is also very involved in the Almonte community sitting on a number of local committees, including Mills Community Support Corporation liaison, Hub Hospice board and a member of the Almonte Amateur Radio Club.


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Mount Pakenham welcomes hundreds of guests each week

EMC Business – It’s time to hit the slopes at Mount Pakenham Ski Resort. The ski hill, which has been open since 1968, is a popular destination for many local skiers and out-of-towners. On a busy weekend they will see more than 500 people hit the slopes. Carrie McCallum has been the assailant ski school director at Mount Pakenham Ski Resort for the past nine years and is excited for the new ski season. McCallum thinks one of the reasons it’s so popular is it’s a family ski hill. “There is something for everyone, from the beginner to the terrain ski park,” she said. “Everyone knows everyone and the new people can’t believe how friendly everyone is in making sure they have a great day.” The hill opened for weekend runs on Dec. 1 and officially opened full-time on Dec. 14. With the recent snowfalls they currently have all 10 runs open, with a wide range of difficulty levels. “We are so happy to have all of our runs open so early in the season,” said McCallum. “This is some of the best skiing snow I can remember in December.” The mountain has a base elevation of 450 feet (137 metres) with a summit elevation of 730 feet (223 metres)

and a vertical drop of 280 feet (85 metres). New this year One new feature they are offering this year is a brand new website, which is easy to navigate and has daily updates on ski conditions (www. “We realized more of our customers use the site not only for information but to register online as well,” said McCallum. “We wanted to bring it up to the current online standards.” The new site was launched in September and is also completely secure for online payments. Also new this year is an expanded learner training area and the carpet area. “We’ve made it half as big as it was,” said McCallum. “It means there is more trainer area for our lessons.” The ski school offers a number of different lesson formats, including the Discover Ski or Snowboard program, which is designed for first timers to make getting started easy and affordable as well as private lessons. “It’s important for us to have suitable beginner trails because we are known for our learn to ski programs,” said McCallum. “We have one of the best ski schools in the area. If someone wants to try it we have everything they need for a perfect learn to ski day.” Last year, a new quad-chair lift was installed and is one of

the newest lifts in the region. “It runs off Exhibition, which is one of our main runs,” said McCallum. “It’s called the Mika Express and was named after Joanne Clifford’s granddaughter.” In total the ski hill has seven lifts: three surface lifts, two quad-chairs, a triple bar and a t-bar, with an uphill lift capacity of 8,000 per hour. If skiing is too much of a thrill for you, the tubing hill is also open. “We find because we are so close to Arnprior and Ottawa they are able to do that if they are not a ski family,” said McCallum. “We have found over time that people will come for tubing and then see the other programs we have to offer.” The tube park is located on a gentler slope, where you can walk up and slide down either alone or in a small group. “It’s a cherry on top at the end of the day,” said McCallum. For the first time in a few years both the cross-country ski trials (35 kilometres) and snowshoeing trails (5 kilometres) are open at this time of year – another added bonus due to the recent snowfalls. The ski hill is located in the heart of Mississippi Mills at 577 Ski Hill Road in Pakenham. It is open Sunday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information on Mount Pakenham Ski Resort, call 613-624-5290.

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Mount Pakenham Ski Resort is a popular local winter destination with 10 ski runs open, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tubing and more.


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Farewell party for Kory Earle Jan. 26; everyone invited EMC Staff

EMC Events – There comes a day when people must move on, and moving on is saying goodbye, and saying goodbye is making a change. After almost seven years as leader of People First of Lanark County (PFoLC), Kory Earle is making a change. On Feb. 1, he winds up his term at the organization – in order to spend more time with his family and get control of his health. Unfortunately, moving on means leaving behind something that at one point

in his life he couldn’t have imagined living without. “This is an emotional time for me,” says Earle. “I am blessed to have been part of this organization each and everyday.” On Saturday, Jan. 26, a farewell party will be held for Earle, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Army Navy & Air Force Club in Carleton Place, located at 315 Town Line Rd. E. Everyone (all ages) is invited to attend. “This evening is for anyone who would like to thank Kory for what he has done

over the years – for People First and the community,” says Manon Lepine, PFoLC president. “He has changed our lives and he is loved and will be missed,” she adds. “People First will not be the same without him.” The farewell party’s emcee is Tara Gesner, Carleton Place/Mississippi Mills Canadian Gazette EMC reporter/photographer. Festivities include speeches, celebratory toast, light refreshments donated by Freight Burger (Becky Medley), dancing to

Tunes by Tim DJ Service and a few surprises. Local dignitaries saying a few words include Carleton Place Mayor Wendy LeBlanc, Carleton Place Deputy Mayor Ed Sonnenburg, Tay Valley Township Reeve Keith Kerr, Beckwith Township Reeve Richard Kidd, Beckwith Township Deputy Reeve Sharon Mousseau and Beckwith Township Coun. Brian Dowdall. “This is our time to show our support and gratitude,” says Diane Sexsmith, PFoLC advisor/coordinator. “Please

join us in this festive celebration to honour Kory’s past, present and future endeavours.” “When I look back, we have done a lot – change lives for the better and stand united against difficult and uncomfortable issues,” says Earle. “We have forever altered this community.” “Kory has a heart of gold,” says Lepine, “and there would be no People First of Lanark County without him.” “I will always remember July 21, 2006,” says Earle. “This is the day we (PFoLC)

formed.” He was re-elected as president of People First of Ontario in 2011, and he’s completing his tenure as first vice president of People First of Canada. Each term finishes in 2014 (fall). “Essentially, in addition to my duties provincially and nationally, I just want to volunteer in the Carleton Place community – as a citizen,” explains Earle. For more information about Earle’s farewell party or PFoLC, call 613-2577111.

New exhibit at textile museum EMC Entertainment – Transitions, an exhibit of new work by the five fibre artists that make up the group Soulplay, opens on Jan. 29 at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) in Almonte. Artists Sharon Collins, Barbara Carroll, Ann Dunlap, Carolyn Gibbs and Jo-Ann Zorzi all live and work in the Ottawa Valley. They use a variety of techniques, types of fibre and approaches to create wall art that draws on both the external worlds of nature and travel and the internal worlds of imagination, emotion and political experience. Their interpretations range from whimsical, evocative and so-

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captures some aspect of transitions or passages. Carroll explores the process of personal transformation, Collins depicts transitions of seasons and hypnosis, Gibbs captures seasonal variations and Dunlap focuses on changes in the way everyday sights and experiences are interpreted and reinterpreted at different times and under different circumstances. Finally, Zorzi explores passages in space and time within each of her pieces. Transitions runs from in the Norah Rosamond Hughes Gallery at the MVTM, Jan. 29 to Feb. 23. The MVTM is located at 3 Rosamond St. E.


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EMC News – This fox spent all of last Thursday, Jan. 10, in Louise Devenney’s garden. Devenney lives on High Street in Carleton Place. She suggested the digging on High Street (at the old Bennett site) has disturbed several animals and forced them to seek other habitats to make their homes.



cial commentary. Transitions includes both collective and individual work by the members of Soulplay. As a group they offer two series: Forest and Water. Forest explores the temporal transitions in the life of a forest – from seeds to seedlings, to full-grown trees to decaying trees, to the destruction of forest fires. Water captures the spatial transitions of water on its journey from glacier to lake, to river to estuary, to ocean. The exhibit also highlights the diversity of the individual styles and inspirations of Soulplay members, with each offering a mini-series of work that


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Municipalities use Text2 Visit to reach out, draw attention By TARA GESNER and TIFFANY LEPACK

EMC News – Looking for a place to eat, shop or visit in Carleton Place or Mississippi Mills… “There’s an app for that!” The neighbouring municipalities, in company with Smiths Falls have partnered with Perth-based Text2 Systems Inc. to implement a new community promotions solution that uses mobile telecommunications, the Internet and smartphone applications (apps), said Matt Ferguson, the company’s president of operations. The solution is a one of a kind product that was developed in the region and well supported by Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (VHCFDC), he continued. “This new concept is designed to support tourism, local business and provide community notification support systems,” wrote Ferguson in an email to the Canadian Gazette EMC. “The app is helpful and handy to people (permanent and seasonal residents),” said Jackie Kavanagh, office manager for the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce. She said the Chamber is thrilled to purchase a Text2

Carleton Place Visit key-code for Carleton Place. Communications using hand-held mobile devices is currently extensive and continues to grow at a record rate. “It gives us (Carleton Place) visibility on a platform that is embracing changes in technology,” said Kavanagh. A grant of $1,500 was received from VHCFDC to make use of the app. “We contributed $500,” said Kavanagh. To access the Carleton Place

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section of the app, send a text message 84748 (VISIT) and type ‘cp’. A welcome message will be returned, along with a link to download the Text2 Visit app. Kavanagh said content includes a business directory of Chamber business, community events and town notices. “Right now we just have the Chamber businesses (in the directory), but the BIA (Business Improvement Association) is slowly adding their list,” she continued.

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Working with Text2 Visit, in regards to making sure the content is current, will be Kavanagh, BIA coordinator Cathie McOrmond and economic promotions coordinator Manda Blakeley. Mississippi Mills During its council meeting on Nov. 20, Mississippi Mills council approved a bylaw to enter into a contract with VHCFDC for funding towards Text2 Visit. The contract is under the

Local Initiatives Program of the Eastern Ontario Development Grant Program. Mississippi Mills received a grant of $1,500 to utilize the Text2 Visit app. The town also had to contribute $500 to the project. To access the Mississippi Mills section of the app, smartphone users can type ‘MissMills’ to 84748, which then generates a welcome text with a link to download the app. Once you have the app you can access information on

upcoming events, businesses, restaurants and more for the selected community. Tiffany MacLaren, community economic and cultural coordinator, said the municipality is looking to populate the app with information not only for tourists but local residents as well. “We hope to put community notices on it, such as road closures or water bans,” she said. “The more people who have it the better it is. It’s another way we can communicate with residents. Too, it’s an option for residents to use as a business directory and good for visitors.” Mississippi Mills found out about the app after both Smiths Falls and Carleton Place were accepted under the grant funding and it had a soft launch during late October during the 2012 World Broomball Championships. “It was something to try at a reasonable cost, and it’s another way to reach people,” said MacLaren. She is hopeful more people will download the app and continue to populate it. The Text2 Visit app is currently available for iPhones and Android phones, and will soon be available for BlackBerry. For more information about Text2 Visit and to download the app for free, visit www.

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Carleton Place Canadians enjoyed best week of CCHL season much of the campaign. The veteran coach has said right along that inconsistency has been his clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest liability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said from Day 1 that lack of consistency has hurt us. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put three or four, or five or six good games together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last week we played three, 60 minute games. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the difference,â&#x20AC;? Clarke told the Canadian/Gazette EMC Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last weekend (Jan. 4 and 6) against Brockville I thought we should have won over there (in Brockville). But we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bury our chances. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here (Jan. 6 also versus Braves) we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the goaltending. Brendan (Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill) had a tough afternoon. But that sort of thing is going to happen sometimes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got the results we wanted this weekend. And if we continue to play with some consistency we should be alright,â&#x20AC;? Clarke states. Edge champs Sunday afternoon Canadians wrapped up a very successful weekend by edging defending CCHL champion Nepean in front of more than 400 happy, home fans. Carleton Place dominated the contest, out shooting Raiders 34-17. They led 2-1 and 4-1 at the intervals and then withstood a third period comeback bid by the visitors to improve their record to 27-16-1-1. Canadiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scoring leader Alex Globke led the attack with a goal and one assist giving him 46 points for the season. Single Carleton Place tallies were credited to Garrett Moore, during a first period powerplay; Brock Edwards and Anthony McVeigh. Nepean got a goal and an assist from centre Keenan Hodgson while Dalen Hedges and Tanner Williams, with a man advantage strike, had the third period goals for Raiders. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill won his third straight game in goal making 14 stops. Veteran Matt Zawadzki was the loser despite kicking out 30 shots to keep his team in the contest.

Nepean picked up six of nine minor penalties. Friday night Carleton Place came up with another big effort, this time in Smiths Falls. Just as they did against Nepean, Canadians dominated. The visitors outshot Bears 32-17 and scored three unanswered in the second period to ease past the home team. They now have a chance to tie their six game season series when the arch rivals meet in Carleton Place Feb. 10. Veteran forward Connor McLaren opened scoring for Bears during a powerplay, just before the midway mark of the first period. Recent arrival Lucas Gonu tied it with his second Carleton Place goal, an unassisted marker with 1:39 left in the opening stanza. Right winger Alex Frere triggered twice for Canadians in the middle stanza, striking nine minutes and 10 seconds apart. Sandwiched between was Brock Edwards 14th of the campaign. Frere, a 20-year-old from Novi, Michigan moved to 13 goals and an even 30 points. The third period was scoreless. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill made 16 stops to improve his goaltending mark to 7-6. Patrick Martin, who is tied with two others for most victories by a CCHL goalie at 19, suffered his ninth setback in 30 starts. There were just seven minor penalties, four going to the visitors. Blast leaders Last Tuesday night (Jan. 8) Carleton Place rebounded from back-to-back weekend losses at the hands of Brockville. They did it in style too, handing the previously high-flying Junior Senators their worst road loss of the campaign. Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most one-sided previous defeat

was a 5-1 setback at the hands of Pembroke Lumber Kings in Ottawa on Nov. 14. This one was all Carleton Place! They outshot Senators 41-15 and took a 4-0 lead before Ottawa finally connected during a powerplay late in the middle stanza. Sens made it 4-2 in the third. But Canadians added two markers less than a minute apart to win skating away. If it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been for the play of ex-Carleton Place net minder Charlie Millen it would have been a blowout. Millen kicked out 35 shots, keeping the score line respectable. The loss was the third straight and fourth in five games for the slumping league leaders. Canadiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ace Globke triggered a pair of second period goals (the first came during a powerplay). Brothers Brock and Luke Edwards each tallied. Brock, along with rookie forwards Moore and Tyson Stewart, all had one goal and one helper.


The Canadians celebrate a second period marker by Brock Edwards (25). Riley Hennigar had the second period strike for Ottawa while high scoring rookie Hunter Racine netted his 16th in the third period. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill had very little work to do in evening his record at 7-7. There were just eight minor penalties, five of those going to

the visitors. This weekend Carleton Place has a home and home against last place Kemptville. Tomorrow (Friday) night Canadians visit 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop. Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Kemptville will be the visitors at community centre.

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Reading: One of life’s greatest pleasures EMC Lifestyle – Have you heard about the Forest of Reading? It’s a fabulous collection of books targeting readers from the very young with picture books, right up to and including young adult readers with engaging novels. These books are award nominated, with winners being announced sometime in late spring. Think of it as a great Canadian reading list! A few of the many highlights of the Forest of Reading include… Pakenham Library: Dragon Seer’s Gift by Janet McNaughton – Sequel to Dragon Seer – Junior Fiction. The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday – An unusual group solving

mysteries in Sticksville – Junior Fiction. End of Days by Eric Walters – Can a teenage boy with special gifts save the world from doomsday? – Junior Fiction. Sable Island by Wendy Kitts – Wild horses and more on a small island off Nova Scotia – Junior Non-Fiction. Almonte Library: This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel – The apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein – Young Adult Fiction. The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen – A fictional character crosses over to the land of the living – Young Adult Fiction. The Vindico by Wesley King – Superheroes and supervillains, but some want to find their replacements as they face retirement – Young

Adult Fiction. Cat Found by Ingrid Lee – A young activist, a town with an attitude and strays – Junior Fiction. Library hours: Pakenham branch hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Almonte branch hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number in Pakenham is 613-624-5306, and to reach Almonte, call 613256-1037. Visit the Mississippi Mills Public Library at en/live/library.asp.


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Lanark County is in receipt of an application for approval of a proposed plan of subdivision for property described below. The application was deemed complete by Lanark County on December 3, 2012 in accordance with subsections 51(17) and (18) of the Planning Act.

Lanark County is in receipt of an application for approval of a proposed plan of subdivision for property described below. The application was deemed complete by Lanark County on December 6, 2012 in accordance with subsections 51(17) and (18) of the Planning Act.

LOCATION OF PROPERTY The subject lands are located south of Lake Park Road and east of Mississippi Lake. The subject lands are approximately 15.24-ha, with frontage on Lake Park Road of approximately 397 metres and a depth of approximately 390 metres. The subject lands are also accessed by approximately 230 metres of frontage on Lakeside Drive. A “Common Elements Condominium” is proposed to provide access to Mississippi Lake.

LOCATION OF PROPERTY The subject lands are located south of an existing subdivision known as Cam’s Ridge Phase 1 and north of King’s Creek Road. The subject lands are approximately 19.63-ha, with a width of approximately 462 metres and a depth of approximately 500 metres.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL The draft plan of subdivision consists of 25 single family dwelling lots accessed via three internal streets (Lakeside Drive and two streets to be named at a later date) connecting to Lake Park Road. PUBLIC MEETING You are invited to attend a public meeting to be held by the Township of Beckwith to consider an application for a proposed draft plan of subdivision pursuant to subsection 51(2) of the Planning Act. DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Monday, February 11, 2013 7:00 p.m. Township of Beckwith Council Chambers 1702 9th Line Beckwith, Carleton Place ON K7C 3P2

NOTES REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS 1/ If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Lanark County in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Lanark County to the Ontario Municipal Board. 2/ If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Lanark County in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of any appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. 3/ If you wish to be notified of the decision of Lanark County in respect of this proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to Lanark County, c/o Planning Approvals Department, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, indicating the County file number 09-T-12003. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the application is available for inspection at the County Administration Building (Planning Department) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL The draft plan of subdivision consists of 25 single family dwelling lots accessed via a single street (extension of Cam’s Way) connecting to Richmond Road to the north. PUBLIC MEETING You are invited to attend a public meeting to be held by the Township of Beckwith to consider an application for a proposed draft plan of subdivision pursuant to subsection 51(2) of the Planning Act. DATE: TIME: PLACE:

Monday, February 11, 2013 7:00 p.m. Township of Beckwith Council Chambers 1702 9th Line Beckwith, Carleton Place ON K7C 3P2

NOTES REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS 1/ If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Lanark County in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Lanark County to the Ontario Municipal Board. 2/ If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to Lanark County in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the approval authority gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of any appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. 3/ If you wish to be notified of the decision of Lanark County in respect of this proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to Lanark County, c/o Planning Approvals Department, Administration Building, 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, ON K7H 3C6, indicating the County file number 09-T-12004. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the application is available for inspection at the County Administration Building (Planning Department) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Mary Kirkham Planning Administrator County of Lanark 99 Christie Lake Road Perth, ON K7H 3C6 613-267-4200, ext 1520 Jan 9, 2013

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Mary Kirkham Planning Administrator County of Lanark 99 Christie Lake Road Perth, ON K7H 3C6 613-267-4200, ext 1520 Jan 9, 2013



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